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INSIDE LARGOStory winners announcedEighteen finalists were chosen in the 30th annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition awards were presented by the Friends of Largo Library. ... Page 3A .POLICE BEATWoman calls attention to scamA Largo woman alerted the Sixth Judicial Circuit of a scam targeting citizens supposedly fined for not showing up for jury duty. ... Page A.POLICE BEATAttorney awardedLargo attorney David Robert Ellis received the Clearwater Bars highest award at the May 16, Law Dau Luncheon. ... Page 9A.Elections office asks for vet bios The Vote in Honor of a Vet program honors veterans ... Page 7A. Also check out Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore ... Page 1B.X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters this weekend Volume XXXVI,No. 44 May 22, 2014 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorney and Specialist Referr alsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com010214 050114 Exp. 6-15-14Exp. 6-15-14Exp. 6-15-14 Exp. 6-15-14SPA 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 wih oher offers. Exp. 6/15/14050114 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available wih oher offers. Exp 6/15/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available wih oher ofers. Exp 6/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available wih oher offers. Exp 6/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF City receives more housing fundsLargo to create committee to oversee affordable housing expenditures By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO This year, the city of Largo will receive just barely over the minimum allocation from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership, or SHIP, prompting the creation of an 11-person board to oversee how those funds are spent. Largos first and only Affordable Housing Advisory Committee was created in 2008 and disbanded after the committee submitted the report required by the state. Since then, the city has received no more than the $350,000 minimum. The minimum funding, I think, has been a response to budget shortfalls that the states had, said Tom Moore, city housing finance specialist. But now the state is increasing funding for affordable housing. For the next fiscal year, Largo will receive $359,000. So just over the minimum, Mayor Pat Gerard commented. Well, that is good news. The funding up to now has been limited to two or three projects. The increase is small, but will have an impact. It expands our ability to help more people, Moore said. The committee would make recommendations to the commission about affordable housing incentives in expedited permitting, impact fee waivers or modifications, density flexibility, reservation of infrastructure, accessory dwelling units, parking and setbacks, flexible lot configurations, street requirements and development near transportation hubs and major employment centers and mixed-use developments. The requirements for the 11-person board calls for experts in home building, banking, advocacy for low-income persons and real estate as well as those who are involved in providing affordable housing. Only one person must live within the city of Largo, but the other requirements are very specific, A great place to be a kid Largo summer camp options are filling up fastJolly, Overby and write-in candidate vie for District 13WWII vet among a generation that will be long remembered By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Summer in the city of Largo starts Monday, June 9 with the launch of its camp season, with more than 60 different types of camps being offered until mid-August. In a city that highly values its recreation department, the sheer range of camp options is formidable. Theres no shortage. If you live in Largo, theres something for your kids to do this summer, said Mary Nolen, assistant director of the Recreation, Parks and Arts department. Its a great place to be a kid. But the demand also is high. The city anticipates about 900 children participating in one of its seven full-day camps, lasting all 10 weeks of the camp season. Another 600 to 700 will participate in theater, sports, aquatics or specialty camps, Nolen said. Only three full-day camps still have openings. Bayhead Teen Camp, Camp Creativity and Naturemania each have about 15 spots left. We have 45 openings left and were still three weeks out, Nolen said. Theyre definitely going to fill. Bayhead Teen Camp for students who have completed grades sixth through eighth, is held at the Bayhead Complex and includes themed activities, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and special guests speakers. Camp Director Janel Smith and staffer Dennis Miyawa also have planned weekly field trips to a Rays Game, MOSI, Airheads and Gatti Town. Photos courtesy of THE CITY OF LARGOAbove, youth skateboard at Bayhead Skate Park, where Skate Camp will take place. Bottom right, Naturemania campers feed the turtles at McGough Nature Park in Largo. See CAMPS, page 4APinellas ready to celebrate first holiday of summer By SUZETTE PORTERMemorial Day marks the beginning of the summer holiday season with a much-anticipated three-day weekend, running May 2426 this year. Millions of Americans are planning holiday trips. AAA Travel projects more than 36 million will take trips beyond 50 miles 1.5 percent more than last year from May 22 through May 26, the official Memorial Day holiday travel period. Floridians are expected to account for 1.8 million of those travelers. A long and unusually harsh winter gave many Americans the travel bug, said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. Combine rising temperatures with signs of an improving economy, and travel for the holiday should hit a new post-recession high. AAAs 2014 forecast is 2.6 percent higher than the 10-year historical average and the second highest travel volume since 2000. The year 2005 was the highest. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey, 88 percent of travelers, or 31.8 million, will travel by automobile, an increase from 31.4 million last year. Holiday air travel is expected to increase by 2.4 percent to 2.6 million leisure travelers. Travel by other modes of transportation including cruise, trains and buses will see the largest increase, up 6.5 percent. Improvements in several key economic factors are driving the expectation for more holiday travelers this year, according to a news release from AAA. Consumer spending, disposable income, consumer confidence and the employment outlook are trending up which is welcomed news for the travel industry, Jenkins said. Travelers will encounter slightly higher prices with airfares 6 percent higher, mid-range hotels up 2 percent and car rentals costing 1 percent more. The good news is that gas prices will be the same or slightly lower than 2013. The average price of a gallon of unleaded was $3.63 on Memorial Day last year. As of Sunday, May 18, the average price was $3.65 about 3 cents more than the same day in 2013, according to AAAs Fuel Gauge Report. Floridians were paying $3.64 about 17 cents more. Motorists in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area were paying $3.55 9 cents less than the state average and 17 For local Memorial Day services, see page 5A. By SUZETTE PORTERAfter a hard-won victory during a March special election to get the interim position in the U.S. House of Representatives for Pinellas Countys District 13, David Jolly finds himself challenged by a Libertarian and one writein candidate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Floridas Democratic Party made the news May 2 when the qualifying period for congressional candidates ended with only a Republican, a Libertarian, a no party affiliation and a write-in candidate in the running for District 13. The lack of a Democrat was the subject of much speculation. Democrat Alex Sink, who challenged Jolly in the March 13 special election, announced April 15 that she would not run. Florida Democrats released a statement May 2 saying they were backing NPA candidate Ed Jany, a registered Democrat, of Tampa. However, Jany announced May 13 that he was leaving the By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND Some of the details are beginning to fade but the memories are still strong in the mind of Sam Consolo, a 94-year-old World War II veteran. Consolo, who lives in Treasure Island with his son and daughter-and-law, Joe and Joan Consolo, was among a group of World War II vets who took part in a local Honor Flight trip May 6 to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. It was a very proud day, said Consolo. I was very fortunate to get up there with the rest of the gang. The day was among many proud moments for this member of what former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw once called the Greatest Generation. Brokaw coined the phrase in reference to those who grew up during the Great Depression and went on to carry the United States through World War IIPhoto by BOB McCLURESam Consolo displays medals he was awarded for serving his country during World War II. David Jolly Lucas Overby See DISTRICT 13, page 4A See HOLIDAY, page 4A See VET, page 4A See FUNDS, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . .9-10A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . .14-15A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-8A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .12A Health . . . . . . . . . . .11A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .17A Pet connection . . . . . . . .18A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .8A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .16A Sport briefs . . . . . . . . .15A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .13A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Look for thewho wins. READERS CHOICETo cast your ballot, see page 14A.VIEWPOINTSD-Day revisitedErnie Pyle at Normandy. Page 13A. Camp Creativity for students leaving grades three through five, is held at the Largo Community Center. The camp offers a smaller group setting with a maximum of 35 campers who will enjoy a summer of cooking, crafts, gardening, acting, nature and more. Naturemania is held at the McGough Nature Park for completed grades one through five. Each week, campers will hike on trails, hear from guest speakers, explore the nature park, enjoy time in the pool and make arts and crafts. The remaining full-day camps run daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with aftercare hours available for an additional fee.

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2A Leader, May 22, 2014 052214Seminole7501 Seminole Blvd.1/2 Block North of Park Blvd. next to SunTrust(727) 391-6642Clearwater1932 Drew StreetProfessional Plaza 1 1/2 blocks West of Hercules(727) 441-3591S. Pasadena1155 Pasadena Ave.Next to Horse & Jockey British Pub Across from Blockbuster Video(727) 347-2938Palm Harbor35208 U.S. 19 N.Alderman Plaza Corner of Alderman Rd. & U.S. 19(727) 787-1866Largo Mall10500 Ulmerton Rd., Ste. 740Near Albertsons Facing Ulmerton Rd.(727) 586-5553St Petersburg1598 62nd Ave. N.SE corner of 16th St. & 62nd Ave. N.(727) 522-3692exp. 5-30-14

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Vinyl reusable diapers are available for $3 .Teens invited to open basketball LARGO Highland Recreation Complex will host Teen Basketball Nite Saturday, June 21, 7 to 11 p.m., at 400 Highland Ave. The cost is $5 resident and $6.25 nonresidents with a recreation ID or $9.25 without one. Enjoy four hours of open play with games and prizes. Concessions will be available. Re-entry is not allowed. For more information, visit PlayLargo.com or call 518-3016.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.comor LargoPools.com.Southwest hosts synchronized swimming showLARGO A synchronized swimming clinic and water show will be offered Friday, May 30, at Southwest Pool. The free clinic will begin at 6 p.m. Participants should bring a bathing suit, towel, and goggles and will receive free tickets to the show that evening. The water show will begin at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Raffles and concessions will be available. For event information and tickets, contact Diane at aatanasio@live.com or 698-2625.Aqua Zumba is May 31LARGO Enjoy non-stop dancing in the water with high-energy music and leaders at the Aqua Zumba Bash Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Southwest Pool. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. No swimming skills necessary; the minimum water depth is 4 feet. Kick off the summer at Southwest LARGO Come kick off the summer with the Southwest neighborhood, friends and family at the Southwest Pool Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The cost is $2 for residents and $3 for nonresidents with a recreation ID or $6 without one. A hot dog lunch and bottled water will be available while supplies last. Door prizes will be given away. Floats, inner tubes and diving boards will be available for recreational use. Enjoy underwater exploration with Discover Scuba; participants ages 17 and younger will require a parent signature. Food trucks come to SouthwestLARGO Local food truck vendors will converge on Southwest Pool for Food Truck Family Fridays, starting June 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Find out what all the hype is about. Enjoy an array of food along with a swim in the pool with fun, games, rafts and music. Prices and foods vary per food truck vendor.Reserve a table at the Community Garage SaleLARGO Tables at Southwest Recreation Complexs Community Garage Sale will go on sale Monday, June 2. Tables cost $9 each and are limited to two per person. The complex will do all the advertising, setup, and clean up for the event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 to noon, at 13120 Vonn Road. Space is limited. Set up on the day of the event begins at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call 518-3125.Largo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Ce ntral 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.Relay for Life returnsLARGO The Largo Relay for Life teams will camp out in Largo Central Park to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer Friday, May 30, 6 p.m. until Saturday, May 3, 6 a.m. Relay for Life is an overnight event packed with activities and entertainment. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds for cancer prevention and treatment. One of the many highlights of the event is the luminaria ceremony, or candlelight vigil, held at nightfall to honor cancer survivors and caregivers and to remember those lost to cancer. The event, originally scheduled for May 2, was postponed due to inclement weather. For more information, call Rachel at 919-539-5771 or visit relayforlife.org.Ride the trainLARGO Folks can ride miniature trains around Largo Central Park on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the first full weekend of the month. Rides are free, though donations are accepted.Genealogy classes offeredLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a variety of free classes every month at Largo Public Library. For a complete list of classes, visit www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx. Contact Bob Bryan at 595-4521 or BBryan84@gmail.com.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Arthritis water exercise offered in LargoLARGO The aquatics division of the city of Largo is offering a new season of water exercise for those suffering from arthritis. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Imperial Palms Apartments east clubhouse pool, 101 Imperial Palm Drive. Dawn Lewellyn is the instructor, certified by the Arthritis Foundation. The classes are conducted in shallow water with a step entry and exit. No swimming skills are required, however, one should be comfortable in waist deep water. As with any exercise program, check with your doctor before starting. A lifeguard will be on duty during all class times. Interested participants can try their first class for free. The monthly fee is $36 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Each participant must also have a Largo Recreation Card, which can be purchased at the Largo Community Center or Highland Recreation Complex. There is no drop-in fees or punch card access for this program. Tidalwave Tuesdays returnsLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays June 10, 17 and 24, 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $3 and open to middle and high school youth. Splashs Snack Bar will be open. Learn Hot Hula at HighlandLARGO Highland Recreation Complex will host Hot Hula Bash Saturday, June 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The class is for beginners to advanced dancers. Learn all the Hot Hula dance moves in the two hours bash. Raffle prizes and healthy snacks will be offered.Toddlers to enjoy an Itty Bitty Pool PartyLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host an Itty Bitty Pool Party Friday, June 20, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $2.50. Enjoy companionship of other parents and careCity calendar City calendarLARGO The 30th annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition awards were presented by the Friends of Largo Library April 21.Cathedras infeliciter fermentet tremulus agricolae. Bellus chirographi vocificat agricolae. Saetosus fiducias corrumperet plane gulosus oratori, ut cathedras circumgrediet adfabilis saburre, semper adlaudabilis quadrupei verecunde praemuniet bellus oratori. Catelli miscere verecundus agricolae. Matrimonii pessimus fortiter circumgrediet pretosius chirographi, quod bellus fiducias corrumperet suis. Caesar imputat parsimonia saburre, utcunque plane gulosus umbraculi satis fruLargo Rec offers swim lessons for all agesLARGO Take the first step in protecting your child this summer by signing them up for swim lessons at Largos Highland Family Aquatic Center or Southwest Pool. Back by popular demand, Largo Recreation is offering American Red Cross swim lessons. The certified swim instructors will help your child progress through various swimming and safety skills. Students will be tested on the first day of the session and placed into an appropriate swim level class. American Red Cross lessons are held at both Highland Family Aquatic Center, at 400 Highland Ave., and Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. Highland pool also is offering a variety of group swimming lessons for children ages 6 months to 10 years old, including parent/child classes Monday through Thursday. Southwest pool is offering youth swim lessons Monday and Wednesday as well as adult swim lessons that will help participants become a strong and confident swimmer. For individuals who desire a more intimate learning environment or just need some additional help, 30-minute private lessons begin June 10. For a complete list of swim lessons and details, visit LargoPools.com or call the facility. Call Highland Family Aquatic Center at 518-3016 and Southwest Pool at 518-3126.

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4A Largo Leader, May 22, 2014cents more than they paid at the pump May 17, 2013. With many plans already made and budgets set, it is unlikely that gas prices will have a significant effect on travel plans compared to a year ago, Jenkins said.Safety firstLocal law enforcement will be on the roads working to keep everyone safe this holiday weekend. Florida Highway Patrol typically suspends office duties to place as many troopers on the road as possible to ensure the safety of all motorists. Pinellas County sheriffs deputies and municipal police departments also will be out on local roads encouraging motorists to obey the laws and to not drink and drive. The National Highway Traffic Safetys annual Click it or Ticket campaign, which began May 19 and continues through June 1, is designed to encompass the holiday period. Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives, according to an NHTSA website promoting the use of seatbelts. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Local law enforcement also will be out on the areas waterways this weekend. With area meteorologists predicting sunny skies, boaters are expected to be out in force. Those venturing out can expect to see the sheriffs Marine Unit as well as Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers and the U.S. Coast Guard as they celebrate the holiday on waterways and out in the Gulf. Authorities will be checking to make sure everyone has proper safety equipment, including flotation devices. They also will be looking for boaters that may be intoxicated. National Boating Safety Week, May 17-23, preludes the Memorial Day Weekend and is designed to increase awareness of the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times. The National Weather Service is participating in this years Wear It campaign, providing information on the dangers of drinking and boating, thunderstorm safety, life jacket awareness, hurricane preparedness, safe navigation in fog and the importance of fire extinguishers. Visit www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/safeboating. Most boating fatalities are by drowning. According to the National Safe Boating Council, the lead organization of the Wear It campaign, 84 percent of those who drown, while boating, are not wearing a life jacket. Visit safeboatingcampaign.com. Dont just carry a life jacket Wear It! is the campaigns theme. And the organization is accepting no excuses. Now, new styles are available comfortable, lightweight and perfect for any boating activity or sport, according to the campaign literature. Boaters should know that todays life jackets come in all shapes and sizes from comfortable inherently buoyant styles to inflatable suspenders and belt packs. There are even life jackets for our four-legged friends. According to the U.S. Coast Guard another sponsor of Safe Boating Week, someone is injured or killed in a boating accident every 2 1/2 hours. The chance of drowning is one is 66 for those who wear a life jacket and one in 11 for those who dont. Nearly 57 percent of boating accidents are due to operator error, poor judgment or inexperience. Florida ranks No. 1 for the most boating fatalities in 2013 with 58 and No. 1 for the most boating acciand into post-war prosperity. Consolo, a Chicago native, made his mark over a five-year span as a sergeant in the U.S. Army 540th Combat Engineers. His tour of duty took him from the shores of Algeria and Morocco, to Sicily, Naples and Anzio; to Rome, France, the Rhineland and Ardennes Alsace where he and so many Americans had to fight their way out of the Battle of the Bulge in early 1945. Like so many engineers, Consolos job was to help clear the way for U.S. ground troops to stage amphibious landings. They also cleared areas of mines, built bridges and cleared tunnels using demolitions. They built roads and they constructed facilities to act as hospitals or prisoner of war camps. Through it all, Consolo and his buddies were subjected to enemy air and artillery attacks. We had to clear the field and pick up mines for our troops to get through, he explained. Some were on water, some on land. Among his duties was diving underwater without SCUBA gear to search for mines. Once he spotted a mine, another unit came in and disarmed or removed it. Consolo still remembers the day his unit was called upon to help get U.S. troops across the Rhine River from France to Germany. The river current was so strong, conventional boats couldnt be used without sweeping the troops down the river. So Consolo and his colleagues improvised. We slung a line across for the (soldiers in) boats to hold onto to get across the river, he explained. It was a great operation. We got the whole battalion across. Later on, he got a personal handshake from Gen. George Patton. Consolo also remembers the day his best buddy Cpl. Arthur Courts fell in a foxhole. Courts was a big man, Sam recalled. He was so big that they needed a crane to pull the corporal out. Sam still gets a chuckle out of it. Then later, after the war was actually over, Consolo and his unit were assigned to round up German SS troops. It wasnt easy. We had a battle with them and they finally gave up and surrendered themselves, he said. We came out with a half a dozen of them. We turned them over (to other military officials) and they put them in jail. He also recalls the day a 4-year-old Russian orphan boy came running out of the woods and jumped on his back. Suddenly, Consolo was a surrogate father. He just started hugging me and kissing me, Consolo said. It was something else. Consolo later turned over the young man to U.S. authorities who put him in a U.S. orphanage. After that, he lost touch with the young man. Never saw him again. Unlike many of his buddies, Consolo had one thing in favor much of the time he was at war. His older brother, Phil Consolo, a professional dancer, teamed with his partner Melba in USO shows throughout Europe, entertaining the troops. Phil managed to stay close to Sam much of the war and two brothers actually were able to see one another from time to time. Despite his many combat experiences, Sam came home unscathed. I was never wounded, he said. I was very fortunate getting through. I lost a lot of good friends of mine going through it. Although he never picked up a Purple Heart, Consolo did receive two bronze medals and one silver medal. Then, in August 2012, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal by the French government and was knighted. The medal is Frances highest distinction and is awarded to all living U.S. veterans who risked their life during World War II fighting on French territory. Consolo is just one of many who sacrificed so much during those war years but he said he would do it again. Yes, I would do it all over again for the same cause, he said. It was an effort by all the men and women. We all did it together. Thats why many believe they are the Greatest Generation. race, citing a previous work commitment. In my professional capacity, I am responsible for coordinating some of the Command and Control for Security at the World Cup in Brazil this year, something I committed to doing some time ago, Jany said in a statement. I wrongly assumed that I could maintain my professional work requirements while running for office, just as I was able to work full-time as a police officer while pursuing a full-time education and balancing my military service in the past. Many political experts now say that Jolly is the sure winner, meaning the Republicans will keep the District 13 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Former Rep. C.W. Bill Young served from 1971 to 2013 and was the longest-serving Republican member of Congress when he died Oct. 18, 2013. Libertarian Lucas Overby of Clearwater, who also ran against Jolly March 13, announced April 21 that he was bowing out of the race. On May 2, Overby announced he was back in. After much deliberation and a number of careful consultations with my family, campaign team and community, I have decided to renew by candidacy for the 13th Congressional District seat, Overby said in a press release. Pinellas County deserves real choices on the ballot in November, by running for this office, I can serve my community by helping to ensure a real dialogue and discussion on the issues facing us. Because Jolly and Overby are running unopposed, there will be no primary election in August for District 13. Michael S. Levinson of St. Petersburg is the write-in candidate. His name will not appear on the ballot. Jolly received 48.43 percent of the vote in the March 13 special election. Sink took in 46.56 percent. Overby received 4.83 percent and Levinson received less than 1 percent. DISTRICT 13, from page 1A VET, from page 1A At left, AAA Travel projects more than 36 million will take trips beyond 50 miles 1.5 percent more than last year from May 22 through May 26, the official Memorial Day holiday travel period. Floridians are expected to account for 1.8 million of those travelers. At right, boaters are expected to be out in force to take advantage of a holiday forecast filled with sunshine and warm temperatures. Life jackets are must-haves for everyone on board. dents with 685. California ranked No. 2 with 37 deaths and 426 accidents. In 2012, Pinellas County ranked No. 3 in the state for the number of accidents, according to a report from the FWC. Every day I hear about the grim consequences of not wearing a life jacket while boating, said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly.Tow to GoSince 1998, AAA and Budweiser have collaborated to offer a Tow to Go program throughout Florida, Georgia, and the Western two-thirds of Tennessee. Since the program began, more than 23,000 intoxicated drivers have taken advantage of the last-resort service to get home safely. The free program available to AAA members and nonmembers provides a tow and free ride home. Tow to Go is available this Memorial Day holiday from May 23 through 6 a.m. May 27. Residents in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee can call 855-2-TOW-2-GO (855-286-9246). Tow trucks can take up to two people home. Appointments are not accepted. Tow to Go is designed to be used as a last resort. Partiers should designate a driver before drinking begins. In certain situations, AAA may contact a cab company or law enforcement to assist with getting an intoxicated person home. HOLIDAY, from page 1A FUNDS, from page 1APin-MAR Antique Car Club celebrates its Golden Jubilee By TIFFANY RAZZANOLARGO In February 1964, six antique car buffs from central Pinellas County gathered for the first time to celebrate their passion for Model A cars. On weekends, theyd work together on their vintage Fords, and theyd also meet monthly at a local funeral home to discuss club business and car preservation. That was the start of Pin-MAR Antique Car Club an acronym for its original name, Pinellas Model A Restorers. Today, the club, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary April 19 with a picnic at Walsingham Park, welcomes all types of vintage cars and has over 135 members hailing from throughout the entire Tampa Bay area. They meet monthly still, but these days at Heritage Village in Largo. And Pinellas Park residents will recognize them as a staple in the citys annual Holiday Parade. In fact, the club is a Pinellas Park tradition, said club President Ron Roberson, as its the only organization to participate in every single parade since it began in 1972. People really love to see those old cars, he said. Many car clubs focus solely on preserving and admiring their automobiles. But thats not all Pin-MAR is about, said Bob Croslin, a past president of the group and member since 1971. Rather than sitting around at a show, the groups members actually drive their old cars on local and long-distance tours throughout the county and Central Florida. Thats because in some ways, the club is more about the people than the cars, Croslin said. You really meet amazing people, he said. Roberson said its the first car club that his wife actually joined with him. Many of the members are couples, he said. Because its really a lot of fun. The couples thing really was an attraction for us because it made it more fun for [my wife.] In June, theyll take a local, and on the fourth of July, theyll have a tour that ends at a breakfast spot. Locations for these events havent been set yet, but for more information on these upcoming tours and other club happenings, visit www.pinmar.org. Newcomers are welcome on these tours. If youre interested, you can just come out and hop in line, Roberson said. For many, this is the only chance they get to drive their antique cars. Were so used to our creature comforts, like AC and power steering, Croslin said. So theyre fun to drive on a tour, but I sure wouldnt want to drive it every day. The club is also a big supporter of Heritage Village. In 1988, the club sponsored the relocation of the H.C. Smith Mercantile building into Heritage Village. Not only did they furnish the store, they also attached a 1920s-style garage, built from a Ford instruction manual from that era, that houses two Model T Fords today. Pin-MAR members operate the store, which sells sodas, and maintain the parks five operational antique vehicles. Meetings are generally held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Heritage Village. Newcomers are always welcome. Wed really like to attract some younger members, Croslin said.Photos courtesy of RON ROBERSONAbove, Pin-MARs biggest project was relocating the H.C. Smith Mercantile into Heritage Village Park in Largo. The club holds most of its monthly meetings in the park. At right, Gareth and Deborah Eiche pose in period costume with their 1934 Ford Victoria at Pin-MARs 50th anniversary picnic.Specialty camps Several of the citys wide range of specialty camps are still accepting new campers. My First Camp with Ms. Cindy is a full-summer camp for ages 3 to 5 at Southwest Recreation Complex. The half-day camp offers school readiness curriculum that works on developing childrens social and creative skills while letting them express themselves freely. Only 15 children are enrolled per week. Three of the citys weeklong camps feature visits to the police department and fire stations. New this year is Firefighter Kid Camp which allows campers, ages 7 to 12, to use real firefighting equipment and learn from actual firefighters and paramedics as they tour fire stations in the city. Campers will learn firefighting techniques, the concept of CPR and first aid, home and fire safety and how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Back by popular demand is CSI Camp for ages 10 to 13, which teaches different lab techniques, identifying clues, processing crime scene, fingerprinting and forensics. That was a pretty cool camp for the older kids, Nolen said. Last year, the city added Junior Police Academy for ages 6 to 9, which teaches about bullying, cyber safety and physical fitness, featuring a tour of the jail and an introduction to police vehicles. Both police camps take place at the Largo Police Department. The city offers a plethora of other themed weeklong camps. Children ages 6 to 10 can get into the creative spirit with Crafty Kids at Highland Recreation Complex or Fancy Dancy Camp, featuring lessons in jazz and hip hop at Largo Community Center. All American Doll, for ages 7 to 11, invites the dolls to join kids ages 7 to 11 for a week of history through fun games and crafts at Highland Rec Center. A beginner and advanced course in Quick Fire Chefs for ages 8 to 15 at the Largo Community Center, will teach campers how to make meals and snacks. Or learn lifelong fitness through Fit Kids Camp ages 7 to 15, at Southwest Rec Center.AquaticsIf your child is ready for swimming this summer, four aquatic camps are still open. Among the more unique camps is the Youth Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Camp, held June 30 to July 3 for ages 11 and older. Thats a new one. Its really taking off, Nolen said. The four-day camp, at the Highland Family Aquatic Center and Highland Lake, will teach participants techniques, transitioning, directional paddling, water safety and lifejacket use for both sports. Guard Start Camp will train those 11 and older in American Red Cross CPR and Basic Water Rescue for aquatic safety certification. The camp runs June 9-13 at the Highland Family Aquatic Center. All About Aquatics Camp for ages 11 and older, will feature field trips every day, starting at the Highland Family Aquatic Center June 16-20. Campers will experience Clearwater Beach, kayaking, FlowRider, Starlite Cruise, The Screamer, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding and Adventure Island. Finally, beginner triathletes will learn the ins and outs of the sport at Youth Triathlon Camp, for ages 8 and older, at the Southwest pool. During the weeklong camp from June 23-27, triathletes will learn running, swimming, biking, transitions, and nutrition, culminating with a full triathlon on the last day of camp.Theater campSpots in the production of Disneys The Little Mermaid Jr., are all filled up, Nolen said. But students ages 12 to 18 can still sign up to be in a production of Guys and Dolls Jr. The camp runs June 9 to 28 at the Largo Cultural Center and teaches the audition process as well as acting, singing and dancing on a professional stage. Public performances of the show are Friday, June 27, 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 28, 11 a.m.Sports camps:For the active camper ages 8 to 14, a weeklong sports camp, in a range of different combinations, might be the perfect fit. New this year is Skateboarding Camp at the newly opened skate park at Bayhead Complex. Campers will learn new moves and improve their skills on skate parks features that include a mini ramp, 7-foot empty pool rails, steps and a grind box. Super Sports Camp will be held during two weeks of the summer, providing a variety of activities at Highland Rec Center. Golf, Tennis and Swimming Camp teaches the basics of each sport at Southwest Rec Center. At the Largo Sports Complex, campers can learn new skills at Baseball/Softball Camp or Flag Football Camp or pick up Indoor Hockey and Indoor Volleyball at Highland Recreation Complex. Summer-long tennis and golf camps also are still open. Campers ages 5 to 14, of beginner and intermediate levels, are invited to the Southwest Tennis Academy U.S. Tennis Association-certified instructor Matt Beard, who has been teaching tennis since 2004 and recently received the City of Largos Gunsmoke Award. All ages can participate in morning sessions of Golf Camp at the Largo Golf Course. For more details about all camps and to download a full brochure, visit LargoCamps.com. Camp locationsHighland Recreation Complex 400 Highland Ave. Southwest Recreation Complex 13120 Vonn Road Largo Community Center 400 Alt. Keene Road Bayhead Complex 375 Seminole Blvd. McGough Nature Park 11901 146th St. N. Largo Cultural Center 105 Central Park Drive Largo Golf Course 12500 Vonn RoadFor more details, visit LargoCamps.com. CAMPS, from page 1Asaid Gerard, who was on the commission the last time a board was put together. I remember what a pain this was to gather these people together, she said. Largo Housing Manager Matthew Anderson said his staff was already gathering a list of potential participants. Some of those who served the last time around have said they will return. While the statute requires 11 on the board, not everyone has to come to every meeting, of which there will only be two or three, Anderson said. We dont think its going to be incredibly time consuming: a few meetings a couple of weeks apart. And the staff will be helping to put the report together and submitting it to commission, he added.Once the second reading of the ordinance allowing for the creation of the board is approved June 3, the commissioners must approve a resolution listing the names of those on the committee in June or July. That resolution will be submitted to the state prior to the report itself. To find out more about eligibility or to apply to be on the committee, contact Housing Finance Specialist Tom Moore at 586-7489, ext. 7314 or email tmoore@largo.com.Commissioners balk at creek costsLargo commissioners were taken aback at a request to increase the budget for the Church Creek bank stabilization project by another $90,000. The cost of project was originally approved at about $691,134 and included the installation of a vinyl sheet pile retaining a wall along 930 feet of the Church Creek drainage ditch. The ditch banks constantly erode, causing damage to the adjacent concrete cart paths and other features at the Largo Golf Course. However, the contractor, Steves Excavating, has discovered a large amount of rock and clay that must be removed and replaced to continue the installation. Commissioners questioned how engineers were not able to anticipate the extra costs. City engineer Leland Dicus defended the citys plans. I still think we have a cost-effective project. But in hindsight, if we were to utilize this particular material in the future, the vinyl, I think we would do more extensive geotech analysis ahead of time, he said. The extra funding was approved with a 5-2 vote, with Commissioners Curtis Holmes and Jamie Robinson voting against the measure.

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Officials were concerned that too many Americans observed the holiday as more of a time for personal parties and celebrations. Too few were remembering the significance of the day to honor those who had given their life defending their country. In a White House memorandum issued May 2, 2000, Clinton asked that all Americans come together to recognize how fortunate we are to live in freedom. National Moment of Remembrance became a simple and unifying way to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who served and died. There are other ways to observe Memorial Day. One is to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon to mark the national Day of Mourning. Other suggestions include visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on graves, or pledging to help widows and orphans left behind or to offer aid to disabled veterans. Another is to attend a local memorial service.Local ceremonies planned Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony on Monday, May 26, 10 a.m., at the Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., the only National Cemetery in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and typically the largest local observance of Memorial Day with more than 3,000 in attendance. The nearly 34,000 graves at the cemetery will be marked with U.S. flags to honor the men and women who served the nation. Bay News 9 anchor Holly Gregory will host the 2014 event, which will include musical performances, a firing salute, and taps performance. New to the event this year will be the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team the only amputee color guard unit in the United States. Guest speakers include Bay Pines VAHCS Director Suzanne Klinker, Saint Petersburg VA Regional Office Director Kerrie Witty and Florida National Cemetery Assistant Director Maurice Roan. Annette Kirk, American Gold Star Mothers, will provide the keynote speech. Kirk is the mother of Pfc. Paul Cuzzupe II who gave his life in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2010. Parking is available nearby. Shuttles will provide transportation for guests from parking lots to the cemetery. The venue is handicapped accessible. A sign language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired. For more information, call the cemetery office at 398-9426. Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, will host a Memorial Day observance, Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. Tent seating will be available, and refreshments will be served. Boy Scouts will decorate veterans graves with flags starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Cycadia Cemetery, 1005 East Tarpon Ave. in Tarpon Springs. American Legion Post 46 will host a Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at Cycadia Cemetery, 1005 East Tarpon Springs. 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OR 7270870 727-400-6870 Pinellas environmental management pleads for more resources By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Budget cuts have taken a toll on management of Pinellas Countys environmental lands. Paul Cozzie, director of Parks and Conservation Resources, updated county commissioners on activities by his department and the current state of affairs during a May 13 work session. Parks and Conservation Resources operate and maintain more than 20,000 acres of the countys natural areas. Most are located within preserves and management areas, which require specific activities to maintain their ecological health and biodiversity, he said in a staff memo. Primary land management activities include wildfire prevention, prescribed burning, mechanical treatment, invasive exotics management and restoration. Parks and Conservation Resources mission is to maintain and protect the inherent value of natural, cultural and recreational resources through access, education and stewardship that enhances quality of life for our community and future generations, Cozzie told the commission. However, budget cuts have made that mission more challenging in recent years. Cozzie pointed out that in 2009, staffing levels for parks was 188 full-time employees and 32 for environmental lands. In 2011, environmental lands division was consolidated with the park division. In 2014, staffing levels for parks, preserves and management areas is down to 114 full time employees. In addition, Extension took over responsibility for programming at Brooker Creek and Weedon Island education centers in 2011, the same year that access to preserve lands was increased from five days a week to seven. The 20,557 acres managed by Parks and Conservation Resources is about 11 percent of the countys land area. The land includes 15 regional parks, four preserves, five beach access parks, five neighborhood parks, 15 management areas and three special purpose parks, which includes the Pinellas Trail and Pinewood Cultural Park, home of Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village. Cozzie talked about the diverse natural communities and wildlife biodiversity that make up the environmental lands. He explained the ongoing work done to protect and preserve cultural resources. He pointed out islands of green due to encroachment by residential areas, making management more challenging. He said Park and Conservation Resources uses management plans approved by the commission to guide its work. He explained different techniques used to manage county resources, which are tailored by land-type. He talked about work done to help prevent catastrophic wildfires through prescribed burns, which are now done primarily by the Florida Fire Service in exchange for the use of a facility in Brooker Creek. Cozzie said the county no longer has enough trained staff to do controlled burns. Cozzie said timing for prescribed burns on lands located so close to urban areas was difficult due to the need for smoke management. He also said that during years of drought, fewer burns are done due to safety concerns. He estimates that about 800 acres a year should be scheduled for a prescribed burn. On average, only 150 acres burn via a combination of prescribed and wildfires. Prescribed burns are done for the ecological benefits, clearing out the dense undergrowth to allow sunlight to penetrate, encouraging growth of a more diverse group of plants needed to sustain wildlife. Planned burns also keep out species that are not natural to the land. Cozzie said not all the countys environmental lands are burnable. Some is located too close to residential areas or busy roadways. He said more burns areneeded to be scheduled. What weve been doing the past two decades wont sustain us. We need to do more burns, he said. Cozzie asked the commission to optimize funding to do as much as possible. He said the goal of 800 acres a year probably was not attainable. In an ideal world, we would do 800 acres a year, but well never see an ideal world, he said. But we need to do all we can. Management of environmental lands also is done using mechanical treatments, such as a mulching mower. Mechanical removal of understory works in areas where burns arent possible. An example is the land in Heritage Village. Machines also are used to thin the canopy in the pine forests to allow the remaining trees to grow strong and healthy. Mechanical means, along with staff and volunteer labor, is used to rid land of invasive species, which threaten to take over and overgrow natural species. Cozzie said the county doesnt own the equipment needed, so it must contract to have the work done. He estimated that about 3,400 acres a year needed mechanical treatment. He said the county was spending about $80,000 a year to contract the work for mechanical treatments on 66 acres to control invasive species. Parks and Conservation Resources No. 1 request of the commission to money for more mechanical treatments. Cozzie estimated the cost at $600,000 to $700,000 to buy one machine, plus the cost of an operator. Commission Chair Karen Seel asked if the county had previously owned the equipment. Cozzie said no. Seel is concerned that some needed equipment might have been sold during the Great Recession. Cozzie said Parks and Conservation Resources had a smaller piece of equipment, which was paid for with grant money but it wasnt suitable to do the job. He also said the pool of contractors with the expertise to do the work was limited. He said Parks and Conservation Resources recently paid $25,000 for a week of work at Heritage Village. Seel asked if the equipment Cozzie was requesting could be used by stormwater management staff. It could be used for any land clearing, he said. He said a forestry mulcher could take down trees in a matter of seconds. Seel asked Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard to schedule a meeting to go over budget requests from all organizations that receive funding from the county. She said a discussion was needed to talk about reoccurring versus non-reoccurring expenses along with a total of the requests. Photo courtesy of PARKS AND CONSERVATION RESOURCESPrescribed burns benefit the natural environment and help prevent catastrophic wildfires, but they cant be done near residential areas or roadways.

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Below, the long line of people protesting as seen from above.Hands across the shoreLARGO May is National Military Appreciation Month, and Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is asking residents to honor veterans they know by submitting their biographies to be featured in the Vote in Honor of a Vet program. We are reminded of the sacrifices of veterans over the years to preserve our freedom as Americans, including the right to vote, Clark said, and for over a decade we have provided a unique program to high school students to remind them of our veterans sacrifices that allow them to live in a representative democracy. The Vote in Honor of a Vet program encourages high school students to register to vote and to regularly participate in the democratic process by voting. Students learn that by exercising their right to vote, they are showing veterans the respect they deserve for protecting our democracy. During the program, elections staff present a slide show with war casualty statistics and photographs of U.S. troops. Afterwards, students receive certificates with veterans biographies as well as dog tags inscribed with In tribute to my vets sacrifices I will keep my promise and vote. They are encouraged to vote in honor of their veteran in all subsequent official elections. More than 29,000 Pinellas County students have registered to vote through the program, which was first presented in the spring of 2002. We are grateful to our veterans for their service and sacrifice for all Americans, and we celebrate their legacy year-round each time we receive a new veteran biography, Clark said. If you are a veteran, or a friend or family member of a veteran, please consider submitting a Veteran Biography for use in this program by visiting www.votepinellas.com and selecting Voter Education/Vote in Honor of a Vet to download the appropriate form.Supervisor of Elections requests veteran bios County newsWater maintenance begins May 27The method of water treatment for Pinellas County and its wholesale customers will be temporarily modified between Tuesday, May 27, and Monday, June 16. This short-term change from chloramine to chlorine disinfection is a routine maintenance measure designed to optimize water quality. The change will affect Pinellas County water customers as well as customers in the cities of Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs. This disinfection program is designed to maintain distribution system water quality and minimize the potential for any future problem. There have been no indications of significant bacteriological contamination problems in the system. The water will continue to meet federal and state standards for safe drinking water. Kidney dialysis patients should not be affected, but patients should contact their dialysis care provider for more information about chlorine treatment. Fish owners should not be affected if they already have a system in place to remove chloramines. Contact local pet suppliers with any questions. Customers may notice a slight difference in taste and/or odor of the water during this temporary change in treatment. Conditions experienced by water customers will be identical to the more than 50 years prior to 2002 when chlorine was used as the primary disinfectant in the water. Many communities using chloramine convert back to chlorine for a short period to maintain system water quality. Pinellas County switched to chloramine in 2002 to ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities or call Pinellas County Customer Service at 464-4000.Code Enforcement office moves to LargoThe Pinellas County Neighborhood Code Enforcement Office will reopen at its new location, the administrative offices of the former Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo, on Thursday, May 22. Pinellas County Neighborhood Code Enforcement regulates code compliance in the countys unincorporated neighborhoods. During the closure, residents of unincorporated Pinellas County may continue to use the online form to report a code concern at www.pinellascounty.org/forms/c ode_enforcement.htm. Requests for assistance will be addressed when the office reopens. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/build/co de-enforcement.htm or call 4644761.Delinquent mobile homes must renewCLEARWATER After 30 days of tax delinquency, Florida Statute, 320.19, allows for priority tax liens to be put on mobile homes with unpaid taxes. The Pinellas County Tax Collector sent out 2,500 delinquent registration reminders the week of May 12-16. Diane Nelson, Pinellas County tax collector, said, If they do not pay to renew their decals, we will be forced to put a tax lien on their mobile home. It is not fair to allow taxes to go unpaid by some, when the majority of Pinellas County mobile home owners pay their taxes. The Pinellas County Tax Collector recognizes that Florida law regarding the taxation and classification of mobile homes may sometimes be difficult to understand. The tax collectors goal is to assist residents in complying with the statutory requirements. Questions may be emailed to taxcollector@taxcollect.com.Photo courtesy of PLUMLEE GULF BEACH REALTY & VACATION RENTALS

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TORRESLARGO A Largo woman alerted the Sixth Judicial Circuit of a scam targeting citizens supposedly fined for not showing up for jury duty. Mary Smith knew better than to believe a caller who told her she had to pay a fine with a credit card or be arrested for not responding to a jury summons. Instead of falling for the scheme, Smith called the office of Chief Judge Thomas McGrady, whom she had been told had issued the warrant for her arrest. There just seems to be one scam after another of various types, McGrady said. This person was sharp enough to check it out before giving her credit card number. The person who called Smith even passed the call along to his supervisor, who explained that in lieu of a credit card number, she could go to CVS or Walgreens to purchase a green card for the fine amount and tax, explained Ron Stuart, spokesman for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. McGrady said hes heard of the scheme before, but not within the Sixth Circuit, which encompasses Pinellas and Pasco counties. Victims can be taken in by such a scheme because it sounds plausible, he said. They might think that they missed their summons due to an address error and really are at risk of being arrested. Of course none of that is the way it would happen, but people dont know, McGrady said. Jury summons are sent to a citizens address according to his or her drivers license. If a juror fails to appear on their schedule date, they could be fined $100, but would be scheduled for a hearing to make their case first. We would never, ever call requesting a credit card number, McGrady said. Thats just not the way we do it. You always get a chance to give your side of the story before we fine anyway. The jury summons notice will include a phone number to call in case those summoned need to reschedule their date or have a permitted excuse as outlined by state law. There also is a website where citizens can pick a new date to serve as jurors. McGrady said the courts do try to work with citizens and appreciate the service they provide as jurors. Jury duty is the ultimate service that a citizen can do, short of being in military, he said. It affronts me that they would use the court system just for their own personal gain. For more information about being a juror, visit www.jud6.org/generalpublic/juryservice.html. Police beat Police beatMan arrested for sex with minorLARGO Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a 27 year old May 13 for unlawful sexual activity with a girl under age 17, who is now pregnant. Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Cordara Crenshaw about 3:30 p.m. He was charged with one count of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Bond was set at $10,000. According to detectives, the incident took place at Crenshaws residence during the summer of 2013. Detectives began their investigation earlier this year when the victim was discovered to be pregnant. Through the investigation, detectives learned that Crenshaw was the father of the child. The sexual activity reportedly occurred while the victim was visiting family in Pinellas County last summer. When questioned by detectives about the relationship, Crenshaw admitted to the unlawful activity with the minor, according to the sheriffs report.Two killed on Pinellas BaywayST. PETE BEACH Two people died in a three-vehicle crash Saturday night on the Pinellas Bayway east of Granada Street in St. Pete Beach. According to investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Major Accident Investigation Team, Charles Mason, 56, of St. Petersburg, and Clovis Polston, 66, of Seminole died at the scene. Mason was traveling westbound over the Pinellas Bayway in a 2004 Chevy Tahoe just before the crash that occurred about 9:42 p.m. May 17. As he entered a right curve heading toward the toll area, he crossed the centerline, resulting in a head-on crash with a 1992 Ford F250 driven by Polston, who was headed eastbound. A third vehicle, a 2008 Honda driven by Carroll Elmore, 45, of St. Petersburg, also was headed eastbound on the Bayway. As he tried to stop, the rear of the Ford truck struck the front of his vehicle. A child passenger in the Tahoe was uninjured, but was transported to All Childrens Hospital for precautionary reasons. The passenger in the Tahoe, Elmore and his passenger also were uninjured.Man who stabbed mother shot by deputyCLEARWATER Two people died in Clearwater Friday afternoon a mother stabbed by her son and the son shot by a Pinellas County deputy. According to deputies, a man called the Sheriffs Communication Center about 12:15 p.m. May 16 and reported he had stabbed his mother and killed her at their home at the Eastwood Pines Townhomes subdivision on Pine Cone Circle in Clearwater. Cpl. Pete Doyle, 42, approached the front of the residence, knocked at the door and announced himself as a Sheriffs deputy. Suddenly, the deputies heard yelling and screaming coming from within the residence. Deputies said the suspect came down the stairs, made his way out the door and continued to advance toward Deputy Doyle with something in his hand. Doyle repeatedly ordered him to stop, but the subject continued advancing toward him. Cpl. Doyle fired several shots. Justin Sean Tucker, 36, died on scene. Kathryn Marie Clark, 67, was discovered inside the residence. Deputies said it appears the woman was stabbed. A butcher knife was located next to the body. No deputies were injured. The investigation continues.Deputys car rear-endedCLEARWATER A Pinellas County Sheriffs deputy and a pregnant woman suffered minor injuries during a crash that occurred about 1:18 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at 49th Street and Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. According to investigators with the sheriffs Major Accident Team, Deputy Sarah Harlan, 47, was stopped in traffic in the southbound lanes of 49th Street North when her vehicle was rear-ended by a 1998 Pontiac van driven by Tatanisha Harper, 33, of St. Petersburg. Deputies said Harper, who is pregnant, reported feeling lightheaded. She was transported by ambulance to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Harlan, who was on duty at the time of the crash, transported herself to the hospital as a precaution and for treatment of minor injuries.Deputy arrested for intoxicationST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg police arrested A Pinellas County Sheriffs deputy with nearly 14 years of service Saturday, May 10, for disorderly intoxication in a public place a misdemeanor. Jeffrey De Cresie, 48, who has worked for the sheriffs office since June 11, 2000, was arrested about 10 p.m. at Fifth Avenue and First Street South in St. Petersburg. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and released on a $100 cash bond. De Cresie is assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau Central District.One arrested in Pinellas Park burglaryPINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park police arrested a man who forced his way into a former co-workers home Thursday evening and threatened to kill him. Pinellas Park police report that Ralph N. Chapman, 50, entered the home on 80th Avenue North about 5:50 p.m. As the resident David N. Wendel attempted to remove Chapman from his home, Chapman pulled a Ruger handgun from the rear of his pants and pointed it at Wendel, while threatening to kill him. Chapman fled the scene and discarded the firearm in the rear of a residential yard prior to the arrival of police officers, who recovered the gun at the scene. Police located Chapman and took him into custody at 6:51 p.m. He was booked in the Pinellas County Jail on charges of armed burglary and aggravated assault. Wendel was uninjured. Cordara Crenshaw Ralph N. 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The Ralph Richards Award recognizes a member of the Clearwater Bar who demonstrates an extraordinary sense of care, dedication, concern and service to both the legal profession and the community, in the manner of the late Ralph Richards. Ellis graduated from FSU in 1987 and from Mercer University in law in 1992. In 1998, he founded his own law firm and practices in the areas of injury and wrongful death, insurance disputes, family law, and estates and probate. According to a Clearwater Bar press release, Ellis has been active in both the bar and the community. He is a current member of our associations board of directors; past president of the Clearwater Bar Foundation; member of the foundations board of trustees; chair of the law day poster contest for the past 10 years; and chair of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee. Other awards presented included the Allen Moore Gold Badge Award, Pinellas County sheriffs Capt. Glenn Luben; John U. Bird Judicial Excellence Award, Circuit Court Judge Raymond O. Gross and Circuit Court Judge William R. Webb; the Liberty Bell Award, Circuit Court Public Information Officer Ron Stuart; and the George W. Greer Judicial Independence Award, Pinellas County Judge Patrick Caddell.2014-2015 Board of Directors inductedClearwater attorney Joshua T. Chilson of Kwall Showers Barack, David Robert Ellis Joshua Chilson P.A., was inducted as president of the 84-year-old organization, which has more than 900 members. Other officers and directors inducted by 6th Circuit Chief Judge J. Thomas McGrady include the following north Pinellas County attorneys: president-elect Daniel C. Parri; secretary Stephanie Libbey; treasurer Michael J. Faehner; immediate past president Myriam Irizarry, and directors Brandon D. Bellew, Staci K. Chisholm, David Robert Ellis, Walter Grantham Jr., Steven E. Hitchcock, Kim L. Kaszuba, Christina Green Rankin, Kristine M. Reighard, Young Lawyers Division President Nicholas J. Grimaudo and Young Lawyers Division President-elect Shelly Beach.Great debateThe winning team of this years Great Debate walked away with the Harry Fogel Traveling Trophy and cash prizes. The competition was coordinated by the Clearwater Bars Young Lawyers Division and was held at the Pinellas County Justice Center. The groups argued the pros and cons of Resolved: Conviction of possession of marijuana should not preclude a student from receiving federal student financial aid. First place went to St. Petersburg High School, represented by Aaron Torop and Saagar Gupta and coached by Leila Davis. Runners up were Saharah Turner and Angela Pope of Pinellas Park High School, coached by Cynthia Freed. Clearwater Bar member recognitionOutgoing president Myriam Irizarry honored four members, Patrice Moore, F. Wallace Pope Jr., Steven M. Fishman, Joshua T. Chilson, and the entire 75th Annual Oyster Roast Committee with presidents awards for their extraordinary contributions to the Bar during the past year. Irizarry also recognized attorneys Steven M. Fishman, Bridget A. Heptner and Rachael Wood for their service to the Bar as they retire from the board of directors. Best in Pinellas County Awards presented Photo courtesy of SCOTT DANIELSFrom left are Scott Daniels, president, Pinellas Trails Inc.; David Yates, CEO, Clearwater Marine Aquarium; and Ken Hamilton, owner, Palm Pavilion. The three accepted awards at Best in Pinellas County Awards ceremony May 1.GULFPORT St. Pete-Clearwater held their Best in Pinellas County Awards ceremony at The Gulfport Casino on May 1. Local Gulfport restaurants showcased a variety of foods. The new tourism theme, Live Amplified was presented with upcoming videos showcasing all the reasons Pinellas County should be on everyones destination list. Award winners included The Best Place To Bike In Pinellas County, The Pinellas Trail, accepted by Scott Daniels, president, Pinellas Trails, Inc.; The Best Family Attraction In Pinellas County, The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, accepted by David Yates, CEO, Clearwater Marine Aquarium; The Best Beach Bar in Pinellas County, Palm Pavilion, Clearwater Beach, accepted by Ken Hamilton, owner, Palm Pavilion.Pinellas residents win awards at ABCs National Craft ChampionshipsPaul Gibson of Indian Rocks Beach won the gold medal in the fire sprinkler competition and Corey Brown of Clearwater won the bronze medal in the sheet metal competition at last weeks Associated Builders and Contractors National Craft Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Brown and Gibson were presented with the awards during ABCs Careers in Construction awards ceremony on May 2, also in Birmingham. The National Craft Championships feature the nations best craft trainees competing first in a twohour written exam and then in a daylong hands-on practical performance test. This years competition featured 156 competitors from 28 states competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in 13 competitions representing 11 crafts. This years award winners represent the best the construction industry has to offer and ABC is proud to honor these craft trainees who will lead the industry moving forward, said 2014 ABC national chairman Dan Brodbeck in a press release. Brodbeck is president and CEO of Compass Partners LLC, Brentwood, Tennessee. Their dedication to workforce training, safety and high quality craftsmanship are an extraordinary representation of ABCs commitment to showcasing the best the industry has to offer. Gibson, who is currently enrolled in a training program at ABC Florida Gulf Coast and working at Piper Fire Protection in Largo, took home a cash award of $750 from ABC, tools from Hilti, Klein and Miller Electric and a pair of boots from Keen in addition to the gold medal. Brown is also currently enrolled in a training program at ABC Florida Gulf Coast and currently works for Express Metals, also in Largo. In addition to his bronze medal, he also received a cash award of $350 from ABC, tools from Hilti and Klein and a pair of boots from Keen. Email news to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres at jtorres@TBNweekly.com or send notices to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. For more questions, call 397-5563, ext. 324.

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State numbers follow the trend with April coming in at 5.7 percent compared to last month at 6.4 percent and April 2013 at 7.1 percent. Nationally, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down to 5.9 percent compared to 6.8 percent in March and 7.1 percent in April 2013. According to the DEO, the states unemployment rate has remained below the national rate for nine consecutive months. Pinellas tied with Martin, Volusia, Desoto, Lafayette counties for the rank of 29 out of 67 counties. Of the other counties in the local MSA, Hernando ranked No. 5 with 7.6 percent unemployment, followed by Pasco, which tied with Taylor, Okeechobee, Highlands and Gadsden, for the No. 15 rank with 6.5 percent unemployment. Hillsborough County tied with Palm Beach and Columbia counties for No. 34 with 5.6 percent unemployment. Hendry County continues to hold the No. 1 rank with 8.4 percent unemployment. Walton County ranks No. 67 with only 3.2 percent unemployment. The local MSA holds the third spot for the most over-the-year job growth among the states 22 metro areas. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is No. 1 with 47,200 new jobs, followed by Miami-Miami BeachKendall with 34,600 jobs. Pinellas added 30,900 new jobs. Thus far, the only MSA showing a decline in jobs over the year is Ocala, showing a loss of 200. Gov. Rick Scott said Floridas private sector had created 33,700 jobs during April. He said the states labor force had increased for the fourth month in a row. However, Pinellas Countys labor force decreased slightly compared to March. In April, the countys labor force was 448,588 as compared to March at 451,894. The countys labor force in April 2013 was 441,544. In April, 25,353 were unemployed, compared to 28,605 in March and 31,146 in April 2013. Professional and business services is the industry that added the most jobs in April, 56,200, followed by leisure and hospitality with 54,500 jobs, and trade, transportation and utilities with 47,000. The states construction industry, which showed a huge decline in jobs during the height of the Great Recession, came in fourth with an addition of 43,300 jobs. Private education and health services, previously among the top job growth industries, added 21,100 jobs in April. Only one industry continues to show a decline in job numbers. Total government lost another 2,000 jobs in April due to labor force changes at the state and local level, according to the DEO, which noted that many of the states counties with the lowest unemployment rates are those with higher proportions of government employees. Graph courtesy of FLORIDA DEOThis graph shows a comparison of Florida (blue) and United States (purple) unemployment rates from April 2004 to April 2014. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program in cooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. Briefcase BriefcaseRumFish names chef, general managerST. PETE BEACH RumFish Grill & Bar at the Guy Harvey Outpost recently named Aaron Schweitzer as chef de cuisine and Aaron Rademan the general manager of the new restaurant, scheduled to open in late May. As chef de cuisine, Schweitzer will be in charge of all facets of RumFishs food service including menu writing, culinary direction and guest service. With more than 21 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Schweitzer was most recently the executive chef of Circa Restaurant Group in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he worked for 13 years and opened seven restaurant concepts and oversaw all kitchen operations. Restaurants in the group include Circa 1922, Boca Bay and Osteria Cicchetti. Prior to that, he worked as the chef de cuisine for Landfall County Club, also in Wilmington. Other experience includes work with Louiss Charleston Grill and NOLA, Emeril Lagasses restaurant in New Orleans. Schweitzer is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. As RumFishs general manager, Radman will oversee all food and beverage and guest services. He will be in charge of staffing, purchasing and financial performance of the restaurant. For the past five years, Radman served as the director of food and beverage operations for Nova Hotel Group in Clearwater, where he was responsible for the food and beverage operations of 10 restaurants in five different hotels. Before that, he was the general manager for Roys Restaurant in Sarasota for seven years. Radman attended Bakersfield College in California and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. He is also a wrestling coach for Gear 5 Wrestling and St. Petersburg High School. New Tastefully Simple consultant namedCLEARWATER Vicki Allard of Clearwater has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Allard offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simples products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients. In todays world, staying in has become the new going out. You dont have to leave home to enjoy wonderful food, fun and laughter with your family and friends, said Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple Inc. founder and CEO, in a press release. Thats why were proud to offer great experiences, easy-toprepare products and an exciting business opportunity for people who are looking for something more.Caf Soleil French bakery opensST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and St. Pete Beach Mayor Maria Lowe took part in a ribboncutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Caf Soleil, on May 21 at 4695 Gulf Blvd. Owner Lauren Chezaud-Diot said in a press release that the French bakery and deli located in the Dolphin Village Plaza will bring an international taste to St. Pete Beach. Caf Soleil is described as a vintage Paris style caf that features French breads and pastries.Allegiant announces new serviceCLEARWATER Allegiant recently announced the start of nonstop, year-round jet service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Tampa Bay via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. To celebrate the expansion of service, Allegiant will offer introductory fares as low as $81 one way for select flights. We are thrilled to further expand our low-cost air travel product in Cincinnati to include Tampa Bay, said Andrew C. Levy in a press release. Levy is president and COO of Allegiant Travel Company. We have been operating in Cincinnati for about three months and the community has already embraced our ultra-lowcost travel offerings. We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to the Tampa Bay area and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together.Chamber to host Learn @ LunchST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will present Learn @ Lunch on Thursday, June 26, 11:30 a.m., at Harold Seltzers Steakhouse, 3500 Tyrone Boulevard, St. Petersburg. The event will feature guest speakers from ActionCOACH business coaching. Over the past two decades, ActionCOACH has served thousands of businesses around the world by showing owners how to get more time, better teams in their companies and more money on their bottomline. The lunch will be preceded by networking. This lunch is sponsored by Bayprint. Check-in and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. The cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. Those wishing to attend must preregister with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. For information or to register, call Jennifer McKenney at 3606957 or email RSVP@tampabaybeaches.com.Ferrellgas celebrates renovationPINELLAS PARK Ferrellgas, one of the nations premiere fuel providers of LP, hosted a grand reopening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16 at its newly renovated offices and facility at 9000 66th St. N. The event featured music, food, and raffles for prizes. Additionally, several U.S. manufacturers of propane-powered appliances and equipment attended the event. Participating manufacturers included Everglades Farm Equipment of Largo, Choo Choo Lawn Equipment of Tampa Bay, Tempaco Co. of Largo and Yellow Cab of Pinellas. With this grand reopening, Ferrellgas has rededicated itself to the Pinellas Park community as well as Tampa Bay in general. The service center, in existence since the 1970s, will headquarter the management team for Central and North Florida. The director of operations for the region, logistics manager, operations manager for Tampa Bay, and the regional customer service manager will operate out of the Pinellas Park facility.New restaurant opensCLEARWATER The CarRIB Grill Sportslounge, in the location that was formerly the Three Coins Family Restaurant, recently opened at 1700 S. Missouri Ave., Clearwater. The completely new menu features appetizers, wraps, burgers, salads, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and steak. The sports bar atmosphere is enhanced by the extensive appetizer menu, big screen TVs and the large open full liquor bar. The restaurant also boasts an outside patio where patrons can enjoy an adult beverage or a snack or a meal. CMA welcomes FisherCLEARWATER Clearwater Marine Aquarium recently announced the hiring of its first vice president of marketing and advertising, Kirsten Fisher. Fisher brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the sports and entertainment marketing industry, most notably as vice president, marketing for the Womens Tennis Association. She holds a bachelors degree in economics and psychology and a masters in exercise and sport science from Smith College. While with the WTA, Fisher generated more than $20 million in sponsorship revenue, had oversight over sponsorship management and creative services and launched two major global marketing campaigns. Further, she launched the WTAs Asia-Pacific headquarters living in Beijing, China for two years. We are excited to have Kirsten on board with us, said David Yates in a press release. Yates is CEO of CMA. We have been looking for a candidate with global experience and a strong brand development background. Surprisingly, after more than a year of searching and hundreds of resumes, we found someone in our back yard. Fisher, a seven-year resident of St. Petersburg, resides with her husband, and two young children.Flip Flop Nights set in MadeiraMADEIRA BEACH Vendor space is currently available for Mad Beach Fourth Friday Flip Flop Nights June 27, 5 to 10 p.m., along Madeira Way. The fee is $50 for crafters and vendors. For more information, email simplyevents@yahoo.com. Bryan Dairy, Starkey roads work prompts lane closuresLARGO Lane closures will be in effect through June 2 because of road construction at Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, county officials said. Only two eastbound lanes will be open on Bryan Dairy Road west of Starkey Road. The northbound right turn lane will be closed on Starkey Road south of Bryan Dairy Road. Expect delays and congestion. Online calendar of eventsRead about upcoming community, entertainment and live music events throughout Pinellas County by visiting: www.TBNweekly.com.

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Expires 6/7/1412495 Seminole Blvd., Largo VACUUMBOUTIQUE& GIF TS727-584-0532052214 Pearl Essence in Palms of Largo reopensLARGO Cypress Palms, an assisted living community within the Palms of Largo campus, reopened its state-of-the-art Pearl Essence memory care community May 8. First opened in 2009, Pearl Essence is the first residential memory care community in the county designed exclusively for women. Pearl Essence offers 27 Alzheimers and dementia care apartments. A variety of studio, one-bedroom and friendship suites are available on a month-to-month lease. We are proud of the major renovation completed at Pearl Essence, said Pradeep Muley, executive director of Cypress Palms. The expansion of Pearl Essence is an extension of our memory care offerings at Cypress Palms and enables us to offer our innovative programming and therapies in a custom designed area that engages our residents senses to enhance their lives. The refurbished interiors feature expanded lobby and lounge areas with raised elliptical ceilings and recessed cove lighting, a redesigned kitchen and dining area and a new sun porch. The interiors include custom painted works by Tampa-based fine art, mural and faux artist Fran Clanton, including faux painted sky murals on the ceilings, paintings of simulated windows along several corridors and a local Florida scenic mural. The property also features outdoor porches in the corridors, designed to help engage the residents visual senses and bring the feeling of the outdoors inside. Other special designed features include motion sensor and sound-activated musician niches with paintings of top performers from the 1930s and 1940s and memory boxes at each residents apartment entry for wayfinding. The Pearl Essence community provides hospitality features and services such as a family-style dining area and club lounge, a grand living room with library and life enrichment activities and programs, including outings and a chapel/meditation room. Resident services include weekly housekeeping, weekly personal laundry and transportation, as needed. Some apartments have partial kitchens with sink and efficiency refrigerators. Pearl Essence provides residents a self-contained environment and operates utilizing the philosophy of Pearls of Life, a national dementia program that provides personalized care plans in a home-like environment. The Pearls of Life program also focuses on the daily successes and new experiences of each memory care resident. Pearl Essence memory care completes the continuum of care that Cypress Palms offers for area seniors. The Goodman Group, the development and management company for Cypress Palms and The Palms of Largo campus, have been developing purpose-built memory care communities in beautiful, resort-style residential settings for nearly 50 years. For more information, contact Lindsey at 2887329 or visit www.cypressalf.com. Above, paintings by Tampa-based artist Fran Clanton create windows to the outside in the remodeled Pearl Essence community, part of the Palms of Largo. At right, staff of Pearl Essence, from left, Ruth Morisette, Lenah Robles, Taylor Seals, Adriane Evert, Marsha Sloan, Katie Blomquist and Angel Davis pose at the opening of Pearl Essence May 8.Photos courtesy of CYPRESS PALMS Industry newsEdward White nurses honoredST. PETERSBURG Each year Edward White Hospital recognizes one nurse and one nursing support staff member for their clinical excellence. Their peers for their outstanding service, leadership, compassion and commitment to the hospital and patients nominate the award recipients. This years award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing was presented to Joan Burke, RN and case manager. Burke has been with Edward White Hospital for four years. She is respected by many and has made a difference because of her excellence in nursing and devotion to the patients she serves. She is a teacher and a leader in her department, serving as a preceptor for new employees. The Clinical Excellence for Nursing Support Award recipient was Barbara Fisher, CNA. Fisher works in the ICU and is often recognized by her patients and peers for her exemplary service. She is a compassionate caregiver, consistently thinking up special ways to make the patients feel welcome. The awards were presented in celebration of National Nurses Week.Hospital earns top score in patient safetyTARPON SPRINGS Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Florida Hospital North Pinellas with an A its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nations leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. I am excited to lead a group of physicians, clinicians, and employees that are all invested in raising the bar on quality healthcare delivery to the patients we serve, said Bruce Bergherm in a press release. Bergherm is president and CEO at Florida Hospital North Pinellas. Safety should come first for our families when we pick a hospital, because errors and infections are common and deadly, said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which produces the Hospital Safety Score. No hospital is perfect, but we congratulate the board, clinicians, administration, and staff of Florida Hospital North Pinellas for achieving an A and showing us that you made the wellbeing of your patients your top priority.St. Petersburg General Hospital earns awardST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg General Hospital recently earned the honor of being named one of Americas Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by Womens Choice Award. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the United States, with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15. Emergency departments continue to be an essential part of the healthcare system as they provide fast, life-or-limb saving care to millions each year. This distinct honor exemplifies the dedication to patient care that St. Petersburg General Hospital strives for on a daily basis. To be named as one of the best hospitals in America for Emergency Care is an honor taken very seriously as St. Petersburg General Hospital strives to become a community leader in womens healthcare. Our hospital is committed to providing the best in womens care and we are honored to earn such a prestigious award, said Bob Conroy Jr. in a press release. Conroy is CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital.Golden Corral to host blood driveSelect Golden Corral restaurants will host blood drives where donors can share their power to save lives by donating blood. Bloodmobiles will be on site from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at these Golden Corral locations: Largo, 10050 Ulmerton Road Tampa, 6942 West Hillsborough Ave. All blood donors will receive a coupon for a free lunch buffet from Golden Corral and a voucher for a free movie ticket, plus a wellness checkup, which includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening. For information, call 800-682-5663 or visit www.oneblood.org.Regal Park Place blood drives setPINELLAS PARK Regal Park Place Stadium 16 Theater will host blood drives every weekend in May, where all donors can share their power to save lives and enjoy a voucher for a free movie ticket. A Bloodmobile will visit Regal Park Place Stadium 16 Theater, at 7200 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park, every weekend in May on Fridays, 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m. In addition all donors receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org or call 800-682-5663.St. Petersburg General offers support groupsST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg General Hospital hosts monthly free community support groups on various topics open to the public including stroke, breast cancer, sleep apnea and breast feeding. The support groups include speakers and offer education in a nonthreatening environment. People are encouraged to come and share experiences with others going through the same experiences. Following is a list of ongoing support groups: Stroke Support Group meets first Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., at Northside Hospital Medical Office Building, 6006 49th St. N., Suite 230, St. Petersburg. Breast Cancer Support Group meets third Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Petersburg General Hospital Breast Center, 6500 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Apnea Support Group meets fourth Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., at St. Petersburg General Hospital Conference Room, 6500 38th Ave. N. Breast Feeding Support Group meets second Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Petersburg General Hospital Medical Office Building, 6450 38th Ave. N., Suite 320, St. Petersburg. For information, visit www.StPeteGeneral.com.St. Petersburg General to host seminarsST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg General Hospital will offer free educational seminars to the community throughout the summer months. The seminars are open to the public and educate the community on numerous health issues. St. Petersburg General Hospital dedicates itself to community education and offers the following free educational seminars this summer. To register for a seminar, call 888-741-5122 or visit www.StPeteGeneral.com. Following is a schedule of upcoming seminars: Latest Information and Innovations in Hand Surgery Friday, June 6, noon to 1 p.m., at YMCA/Jim and Heather Gills Campus, 3200 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The seminar will be facilitated by Jorge Rodriguez, M.D., board certified in orthopedics with subspecialty of surgery of the hand. Rodriguez will discuss accessing and treating bone, tendon and neuro-vascular injuries. Skin Cancer: How to Spot It with Screenings Wednesday, July 9, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. The seminar will be facilitated by Mairaj Uddin, M.D. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, afflicting more than two million Americans each year, a number that is rising rapidly. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. Attendees will learn about prevention, detection and protection. Skin cancer screenings will be available after the presentation.

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Following the ceremony, there will be a reception at the Largo Feed Store.Lowe-Corcella Photo courtesy of KADI HENDRICKS TUBBSThe Tubbs family, from left, Kadi, Graci, Ben and Randi Kay, pose on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.One of my cousins got married earlier this month and our family took a trip to Washington, D.C., for the wedding. It was the first time our two girls had ever been to D.C., so while we were at our nations capital, we wanted to take a tour of the city. We were fortunate to get a grand tour with my uncle who has lived in D.C. for more than 40 years. He is a retired engineer and was a project manager who helped design some of the buildings we were looking at. The tour was by car, but we did have a chance to walk and see up close some of the well-known tourist spots. Our youngest daughter, Graci, was learning about ancient Greek civilization in school, so all the columns in the buildings fascinated her. She was taking photos left and right of every column. It was exciting to see the Washington Monument had just reopened; it had been under construction for cracks and repairs for the past three years. We were able to drive by it. It also was the backdrop to my cousins outdoor wedding. It was just spectacular. Our drive also included the National Mall, which is a national park in downtown Washington, D.C. We did get out at the capital to take some pictures and look at the beautifully designed building. We also saw one of the newer monuments, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Our girls knew about Martin Luther King Jr. and his I Have a Dream speech. We told them that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered that speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which we also visited. We went inside the Lincoln Memorial and looked at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. We took a photo on the steps, overlooking the reflecting pool. This must be a famous place to take a photo. When I got home, my sister gave me a photo of my family in the same spot 35 years ago. The history in the city is incredible. We also took the girls to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and it was breathtaking. Since family members of ours had fought in this war, it was a great opportunity to Mom2MomKadi Hendricks Tubbsshare some of their experiences with our girls. My husbands father was in this war, and we told them how some of his friends were killed and didnt make it home. This memorial is for those who lost their lives fighting for our country. It had a huge impact on all of us. We also toured the Korean War Veterans Memorial. While we were leaving, men who had served in World War II got out of a tour bus. Most were being pushed in wheelchairs. We stopped to thank them for their service. It was truly a memorable day and weekend for our family as we celebrated a marriage and the history of our country.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com.Philip Corcella and Kelsey Lowe Faith briefsSt. Dunstans Anglican ChurchLARGO The community is invited to attend the annual outdoor Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 26, 11 a.m., at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 2790 Sunny Breeze Ave. The ceremony will take place on the shaded lawn. The Sons of the American Revolution will present the colors, followed by the salute to the flag and singing of the national anthem. Speaker Barbara Haselden, chairman of S. Pinellas 912, is known throughout the county as an advocate for freedom and conservative American values. She will be speaking on these topics. Attendees may bring a lawn chair for their comfort.Our Lady Of Lourdes ChurchDUNEDIN A fashion show will be presented Saturday, May 24, 1 to 3 p.m., at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvador Drive. Boutique on Wheels will be providing the fashions for the show, and will have items available for purchase. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. For information, call 278-8872 or email oll.fashionshow@outlook.com.Mount Zion United MethodistCLEARWATER The Summer Sizzle Revival will be presented Monday through Wednesday, June 16-18, 7 to 9 p.m., at Mount Zion United Methodist, 825 Howard St. The church seeks to renew its pledge to be a vessel of hope in the community according to a press release. The revival will feature guest pastor Dr. Calvin McFadden of St. John Church, Springfield, Massachusetts. For information, call 447-0064.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER Registration for Vacation Bible School is underway at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The free VBS boasts a theme of Weird Animals and the slogan Where Jesus love is one of a kind. It is designed for children age 3 through fifth grade and runs June 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon. Each day, kids will participate in small groups, called Zoo Crews, and discover what Jesus endless love means in their lives. Visit www.hopefamily.com.Sylvan Abbey United Methodist ChurchCLEARWATER A fish fry will be presented Saturday, May 31, 4 to 7 p.m., at Sylvan Abbey Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Road. Dinner will consist of cod, fries, coleslaw and drinks. Cost is $8 a person. For tickets, call 796-3057. Visit the Largo Leaderat www.TBNweekly.com

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Viewpoints 13A Leader, May 22, 2014This country has tipped the scales when it comes to being politically correct. We have matriculated into a state of pure, unadulterated silliness in our quest not to offend one another. I once knew a woman whose last name was Cooperman. So enraged was she over that perceived sexist moniker that she legally changed it to Cooperperson. That was around the time when stewardesses became flight attendants and men working signs were changed to the more politically correct, people working. Over time mentally ill people became challenged, the deaf became the hearing impaired and bald men developed into the follically impaired. Too many folks today are Something-American. Some Poles are Polish-Americans. Italians are Italian-Americans, and people of color have gravitated to African-American status. Forget that they all were mostly born in the United States, making every one of them simply an American. The phrase politically correct was hatched in the 1970s as an idiom to protect individuals or groups from feeling excluded or offended. Today, and fittingly so, we respect everyones right to choose the language and words that best describe their race, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.Phases that are not politically correct are endless. A person from a broken home now comes from a dysfunctional family. The homeless are now dispossessed individuals or urban campers. Criminals are behaviorally challenged people. Overweight folks are, ready for this one, enlarged physically challenged individuals with a natural geneticallyinduced hormone imbalance. In these modern times ghettos are economically disadvantaged areas, illegal aliens have become undocumented immigrants and short people are now the vertically challenged. The other day I called a satellite radio company and was told by a computerized voice that I would be transferred to a listener care representative. There must be a phase to describe those individuals who came up with all these politically correct terms. Maybe too much time on your hands might be correct. Oops, but that might insult watchmakers. We may love our cats and dogs, but dont call us pet owners. My little pug dog thinks of me as her pet guardian. Some anti-religious fanatics were successful in changing the word Christmas to the holidays. Trailer parks have become mobile home facilities. We have ordained some lawmakers as political mannequins, which is any candidate who changes his or her beliefs to get elected to office. That pretty much describes all of them, at all levels of government. I was reading a magazine article recently that described a camera as an individual imaging device. Earthquakes have become geological incidents. Lazy people are motivationally dispossessed. Failure has been redesignated as deferred success. I once interviewed a candidate for a reporters position who described himself as a wordsmith. (He was not hired.) People who disagree with others are labeled as ignorant, bigoted and even racist. News outlets routinely remove offending comments on their Internet news sites. One daily newspaper is notorious for deleting comments if they are in conflict with their liberal leanings. Other remarks that conform to their policies remain. The foolishness of some politically correct terms has spawned a whole list of jokes like the following: Once upon a time, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog in a pond. The frog said to the princess, I once was a handsome prince until an evil witch put a spell on me. One kiss from you and I will turn back into a prince and then we can marry, move into the castle with my mom and you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel happy doing so. That night, while the princess dined on frog legs, she kept laughing and saying, I dont think so. My own sense of humor has been described as warped. I laugh at things that some people may not find funny. A woman at a local gym once took issue with my T-shirt that read, Cat ... the other white meat. My twisted wit came from years of covering crime beats in northern New Jersey and New York City. A veteran street cop once told me if I couldnt find humor in life in the very raw than Id never make it in the news business. Ethnic jokes have been around since forever. Although entertaining to many, some folks claim they ridicule individuals and even entire races. Ethnic humor is not American made. In Costa Rica they tell Nicaraguan jokes. Jokes about Belgian citizens are trendy in France while Austrian humor is popular in Germany. Because someone tells a Polish, Italian, African-American or German joke doesnt make him or her a racist or some other flavor of subversive. Being too politically correct is sometimes as erroneous as overstepping the boundaries once too often. Maybe we need to lighten up and smile or laugh more. Someone with a tilted sense of humor simply means that we see something hilarious that might be inappropriate to others. And people whose beliefs differ from your own have the same right to voice their opinions as anyone else. So, did you hear the one about the ...Thomas Michalski is a retired Tampa Bay Newspapers editor. He can be reached at thomasamski@yahoo.com.Mental notes and meanderings while flying from New England to Tampa a few days ago. An advantage to being old is not to have to remove your shoes when you go through an airports screening procedure. Also, the TSA may stamp your boarding pass with a PRE or some other code word meaning Put this old duck in the short line. Hes harmless. His last terrorist experience was in 1954 when he mistakenly believed an airline attendant had served him the wrong supper. Some folks find fault with the TSA and its people. I do not. They invariably treat me (and the other passengers I observe) with efficiency, respect and good humor. They have an important job (passenger safety) thats also a lousy one: dealing with the traveling public, whose members often possess everything except good manners. Most air travelers dress with one thing in mind: comfort. You cant blame us. Who can expect passengers to wear a dinner jacket or a ball gown to spend several hours cooped up in a cramped, airborne cattle car? Exceptions to the dress like a bum tradition are Jerry Seinfelds five percenters. Thats his estimate of how many travelers take enough pride in their appearance to look snazzy, stylish, hot or some other positive description. Each time Im in an airport, I hope to find that Seinfelds five-percent guess is too low. It seldom is, but the female exceptions to the rule are. Speaking of keeping up a good appearance, heres a tip for women travelers: If youd like to be admired a notch higher than most of the other women on your flight, simply wear a blouse or sweater colored melon or coral. As I waited for my flight,I noticed an airport cop standing nearby, studying passengers as they emerged from the screening zone. He stayed there for 20 minutes or so and then moved on. Who and what was he watching for? What were the high signs that might trigger his closer attention? For a moment I considered approaching the officer and asking him such questions. Then my good sense (often missing) kicked in. It said to me, Are you crazy? The last thing airport cops want are nosy strangers sidling up and saying Tell me your professional secrets. African-Americans comprise 13 percent of our population. We seldom see that level attained in most of our nations airports. What we see are white persons, over 50, many of them in wheelchairs. We also see passengers who are grossly overweight, but in a limited number. Thats because of airline avoirdupois surcharges, and the continuing shrinkage of commercial aircrafts lavatory dimensions. On my last flight, when I entered the lavatory and closed the door, I was in such a tight fit I could barely turn around to perform my ablutions. As sympathy grows for underpaid, overworked employees in fast food outlets and Wal-Mart stores, lets not overlook airline pilots, especially those who work for regional airlines. Their pay scales and hours-on-duty requirements can sound like something out of Oliver Twist. An uplifting aspect of watching airport travelers is to see the unaccustomed certainty in their eyes and mannerisms. Think about it: most of us live in a world of mild confusion. What does life mean? Where am I bound? Shall I turn left or go right? Such bewilderment usually disappears at the airport as soon as we check in, get our boarding pass and head for our designated departure gate. For the next hour or so, we know precisely what our mission is and how to get there. So dont get in our way. Of course, this confidence can be blown to smithereens by a few words from the public address system: Passengers on Flight 366 for Phoenix are hereby advised that their boarding gate has been changed to C72, which is a 30-minute hike from wherever you are now standing. So youd better get a move on, buster! A few months ago I was pleased to learn that Tampa TV and radio personality Jack Harris is now the voice of Tampa International Airport. His friendly but authoritative voice is the one you hear advising travelers of TIAs regulations about no-smoking, not leaving your luggage unattended and who to call if you see a wild-eyed naked man attempting to board a midnight flight to Moscow. I met Jack many years ago, and immediately liked him. He had a radio show at the time, and allowed me to broadcast a few of my Drivers Seats over the air. I havent seen him in a long time, but I still think of him as one of the original good guys.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net.Editors note: The son of tenant farming parents in west-central Indiana, Ernie Pyle became historys greatest war correspondent. When Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine gun bullet on the tiny Pacific island of Ie Shima in 1945, his columns were being delivered to more than 14 million homes, according to his New York Times obituary. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalists legacy rests in his words and the impact they had on Americans before and during a war that threatened to take the world behind a curtain of fascism. Tampa Bay Newspapers will run Ernie Pyles columns for the next three weeks in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didnt arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-Day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine-geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged tanks and overturned boats and burned trucks and shellshattered jeeps and sad little personal belongings were strewn all over these bitter sands. That plus the bodies of soldiers lying in rows covered with blankets, the toes of their shoes sticking up in a line as though on drill. And other bodies, uncollected, still sprawling grotesquely in the sand or half hidden by the high grass beyond the beach. That plus an intense, grim determination of work-weary men to get this chaotic beach organized and get all the vital supplies and the reinforcements moving more rapidly over it from the stacked-up ships standing in droves out to sea. Now that it is over it seems to me a pure miracle that we ever took the beach at all. For some of our units it was easy, but in this special sector where I am now our troops faced such odds that our getting ashore was like my whipping Joe Louis down to a pulp. In this column I want to tell you what the opening of the second front in this one sector entailed, so that you can know and appreciate and forever be humbly grateful to those both dead and alive who did it for you. Ashore, facing us, were more enemy troops than we had in our assault waves. The advantages were all theirs, the disadvantages all ours. The Germans were dug into positions that they had been working on for months, although these were not yet all complete. A one-hundred-foot bluff a couple of hundred yards back from the beach had great concrete gun emplacements built right into the hilltop. These opened to the sides instead of to the front, thus making it very hard for naval fire from the sea to reach them. They could shoot parallel with the beach and cover every foot of it for miles with artillery fire. Then they had hidden machine-gun nests on the forward slopes, with crossfire taking in every inch of the beach. These nests were connected by networks of trenches, so that the German gunners could move about without exposing themselves. Throughout the length of the beach, running zigzag a couple of hundred yards back from the shoreline, was an immense V-shaped ditch fifteen feet deep. Nothing could cross it, not even men on foot, until fills had been made. And in other places at the far end of the beach, where the ground is flatter, they had great concrete walls. These were blasted by our naval gunfire or by explosives set by hand after we got ashore. Our only exits from the beach were several swales or valleys, each about one hundred yards wide. The Germans made the most of these funnel-like traps, sowing them with buried mines. They contained, also, barbed-wire entanglements with mines attached, hidden ditches, and machineguns firing from the slopes. This is what was on the shore. But our men had to go through a maze nearly as deadly as this before they even got ashore. Underwater obstacles were terrific. The Germans had whole fields of evil devices under the water to catch our boats. Even now, several days after the landing, we have cleared only channels through them and cannot yet approach the whole length of the beach with our ships. Even now some ship or boat hits one of these mines every day and is knocked out of commission. The Germans had masses of those great six-pronged spiders, made of railroad iron and standing shoulder-high, just beneath the surface of the water for our landing craft to run into. They also had huge logs buried in the sand, pointing upward and outward, their tops just below the water. Attached to these logs were mines. In addition to these obstacles they had floating mines offshore, land mines buried in the sand of the beach, and more mines in checkerboard rows in the tall grass beyond the sand. And the enemy had four men on shore for every three men we had approaching the shore. And yet we got on. Beach landings are planned to a schedule that is set far ahead of time. They all have to be timed, in order for everything to mesh and for the following waves of troops to be standing off the beach and ready to land at the right moment. As the landings are planned, some elements of the assault force are to break through quickly, push on inland, and attack the most obvious enemy strong points. It is usually the plan for units to be inland, attacking gun positions from behind, within a matter of minutes after the first men hit the beach. I have always been amazed at the speed called for in these plans. Youll have schedules calling for engineers to land at H-hour plus two minutes, and service troops at H-hour plus thirty minutes, and even for press censors to land at H-hour plus seventy-five minutes. But in the attack on this special portion of the beach where I am the worst we had, incidentally the schedule didnt hold. Our men simply could not get past the beach. They were pinned down right on the waters edge by an inhuman wall of fire from the bluff. Our first waves were on that beach for hours, instead of a few minutes, before they could begin working inland. You can still see the foxholes they dug at the very edge of the water, in the sand and the small, jumbled rocks that form parts of the beach. Medical corpsmen attended the wounded as best they could. Men were killed as they stepped out of landing craft. An officer whom I knew got a bullet through the head just as the door of his landing craft was let down. Some men were drowned. The first crack in the beach defenses was finally accomplished by terrific and wonderful naval gunfire, which knocked out the big emplacements. They tell epic stories of destroyers that ran right up into shallow water and had it out point-blank with the big guns in those concrete emplacements ashore. When the heavy fire stopped, our men were organized by their officers and pushed on inland, circling machine-gun nests and taking them from the rear. As one officer said, the only way to take a beach is to face it and keep going. It is costly at first, but its the only way. If the men are pinned down on the beach, dug in and out of action, they might as well not be there at all. They hold up the waves behind them, and nothing is being gained.Our men were pinned down for a while, but finally they stood up and went through, and so we took that beach and accomplished our landing. We did it with every advantage on the enemys side and every disadvantage on ours. In the light of a couple of days of retrospection, we sit and talk and call it a miracle that our men ever got on at all or were able to stay on. Before long it will be permitted to name the units that did it. Then you will know to whom this glory should go. They suffered casualties. And yet if you take the entire beachhead assault, including other units that had a much easier time, our total casualties in driving this wedge into the continent of Europe were remarkably low only a fraction, in fact, of what our commanders had been prepared to accept. And these units that were so battered and went through such hell are still, right at this moment, pushing on inland without rest, their spirits high, their egotism in victory almost reaching the smart-alecky stage. Their tails are up. Weve done it again, they say. They figure that the rest of the army isnt needed at all. Which proves that, while their judgment in this regard is bad, they certainly have the spirit that wins battles and eventually wars.The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum features the famous journalists birthplace and a museum dedicated to Pyles life and writings as a war correspondent. To learn more about the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum located in Dana, Indiana, or make a donation to assist the efforts of the Friends of Ernie Pyle to honor him and that generation, go to www.ernie pyle.org.Publisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@TBNweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli accounting@TBNweekly.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@TBNweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@TBNweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@TBNweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@TBNweekly.com Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@TBNweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Largo Leader: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@TBNweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman kfeldman@TBNweekly.com General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.com Airport notes and observations A pure miracle Ernie Pyle Drivers SeatBob Driver Thomas Michalski Political correctness out of control

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14A Community Leader, May 22, 2014 NOMINATEYOURFAVORITELOCALBUSINESSFROMEACHOFTHECATEGORIESBELOW VOTE All entries must be store specic. Example: Daves Coffee House, Largo MallYou can also vote online at www.TBNweekly.comOnly the newspaper, printed PDF or online ballot with a minimum 10 nominations will be eligible. WIN $100Mail or drop off your ballot or vote online and you will be entered in a drawing to WIN $100. There will be a Drawing for 2 Winners (June 6)This once-a-year special publication features the Readers Choice Awards for the best locally owned food, places, businesses and services in Pinellas County. Just write the name of your favorites next to the category and mail (or drop off) the ballot t o:Readers Choice Awards, Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772Must be submitted by May 23. ONE ballot per person. TBNI Employees and family not eligible in drawing.IMPROPERLY COMPLETED BALLOTS WILL BE ELIMINATED.Name__________________________________Phone_______________________Address_________________________________________________________Readers Choice Best Dining & EntertainmentAsian _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Barbecue/Ribs _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Breakfast _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Burger _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cuban _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Dessert/Ice Cream _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Early Bird _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Fine Dining _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Greek _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Happy Hour _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Irish Pub _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Italian _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Kid-Friendly _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Lunch _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Mexican _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Outdoor/Waterfront Dining _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Performing Arts _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Pizza _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Seafood _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Sports Bar _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Steak _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Sushi _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Wings _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Readers Choice Best Business & ServicesAntique/Consignment/Resale _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Auto Repair & Service _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Car Wash _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Chiropractor _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cosmetic Surgery _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Country Club/Golf Course _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Florist _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Hair Salon _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Health/Fitness Club (specify branch) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Hearing _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Jewelry Store _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Medical Center _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Hospital _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Optical Store _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ MedSpa _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Private School _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Veterinarian (full name) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Womens Accessories/Boutique _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Best Chiropractor 201310720 Park Blvd., Suite A Seminole727-397-3000www.chiropracticandphysicaltherapy.com050114Alexander Spine CenterPHYSICAL THERAPYMEDICALCHIROPRACTIC VOTEFor Us at TBNweekly.com727-393-3775Seminole St. Pete ClearwaterBob Evans Hearing Centers VOTEHEARINGCategory051514 401 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach727-595-4825 CrabbyBillsIRB.comYOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT050814The only location family owned and operated since 1983. 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Expires 6/14/141280 Missouri Ave., Clearwater441-1650052214 Voted Best Sushi in PinellasVoted Best Thai Restaurant in U.S.A. Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home in Clearwater Photo by KADI HENDRICKS TUBBSNew homeowner Wendy Alpizar, center, accepts keys from Mary K. Evers, daughter of Robert and Dorothy Kimball, whose estate provided funding for the Habitat for Humanity home.CLEARWATER A single mother of three received the keys to her new home, built by Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. Wendy Alpizar and her children, ages 14, 10 and 9, celebrated their new home, at 1431 Park St. in Clearwater, with staff and volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and their partners in a ceremony May 17. This is more than what you can imagine, said Alpizar, a firstgeneration Cuban-American. Even though the family wont move in for a few weeks, she said her kids are already packed and cant wait to move. I am going to have a home, she said as she thanked everyone. The home was funded through the estate of Robert and Dorothy Kimball. The couples daughters, Mary K. Evers and Jane Magariner, attended the ceremony to present the keys. They also volunteered during the construction, continuing their parents legacy. My mom and dad used to volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity. They helped build homes for years and years, Evers said. Im thrilled to be able to honor my parents. Their whole life they were involved in church and loved the Lord. I can carry on what they were doing. It is very exciting. The home took three months to build, according to Chris Sabo, vice president of major gifts for Habitat for Humanity. The families who receive homes have to qualify financially and do at least 250 hours of work on their home and other Habitat for Humanity homes. They also attend 13 homeowner courses that teach the skills of responsible homeowners. Our goal is that our families are successful, Sabo said. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. For more information, visit www.habitatpinellas.org.Treasure Island included in nourishment legislationWASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman David Jolly said May 9 that he was able to include language in the revised Water Resources Reform and Development Act that will extend the federal authorization of the 50-year ongoing beach renourishment project in Treasure Island. This is a big victory for Pinellas County and an issue thats critical to our economy, the environment and to public safety, Jolly said in a press release. When I arrived in the House on March 13, the House WRRDA bill excluded Treasure Island from any extension of its beach renourishment program. Through extensive negotiations with my colleagues, I am proud to announce today that the Treasure Island project will now be authorized through 2022. I applaud House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bud Shuster for his leadership on this matter. Since taking office, Jolly has made continuing federal support for Pinellas County beach renourishment a top priority, saying it helps the local economy by ensuring the areas beaches remain a sought-after destination for visitors from around the world. In Pinellas County alone, tourism officials estimate that visitors, most coming to enjoy our pristine beaches, have an annual economic impact of $7.3 billion. But Jolly notes renourishment is a safety issue too. Stable beaches protect public and private infrastructure along our coastline, and the communities that call them home. Beach renourishment provides a flood buffer, which is vital for protecting both lives and property during severe storms and hurricanes. Hurricane Sandy serves as a perfect example of how renourished beaches protect communities from damage and individuals from harm. The language clearing the way for continued federal support of beach renourishment in Treasure Island is included in the House and Senate conference agreement set to filed in the House the week of May 19.Fallen Marine honored in Countryside High memorial By KATE FELDMANCLEARWATER Nathaniel Schultz joined the Marine Corps in June 2009, just weeks after graduating from Countryside High School. In July, the 19-year-old shipped out to Afghanistan. And on August 21, 2010, he was killed by an IED during a combat operation while serving in Helmand Province with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Almost five years after Schultz was killed in action, his alma mater honored him May 15 with a memorial ceremony and placement of a plaque at the schools entrance in front of about 75 people, including friends and family. Countrysides marching band performed the StarSpangled Banner to open the ceremony and the Dunedin High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps served as the color guard. In the front row, Schultzs mother, Lisa Naktin, three older sisters, Charlotte, Grace and Deanna Maguire, and two nieces, 8-month-old Natalia and 2-year-old Temperance, sat while Congressman Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, Countryside High School Principal Gary Schlereth and Student Council Faculty Adviser Chris Settle talked about Schultzs achievements and impact. I want to convey the gratitude that this great nation is indebted to you, Bilirakis said to Schultzs family at the ceremony on May 15. Schlereth also spoke of the sacrifice that Schultz and other soldiers made when they enlisted. We will continue to honor and remember him, he said. Nathaniel paid the ultimate sacrifice. During high school, Schultz worked at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, helping troubled youths, an experience that he credited for encouraging him to join the Marines. Later, in Afghanistan, he would spend free time playing with young children and teaching them English To fight for righteous, individual freedom for myself and all children of God no matter where they were raised, Schultz wrote in a questionnaire about why he enlisted in the Marines. The youngest of his siblings, Schultz grew up outdoors hunting, hiking, fishing and riding his skateboard. He took after his sisters, even though they were older. And friends and teachers described him as always trying to give back to his community. Settle, citing a conversation hed had with Media Specialist Pete Peterson, talked about how Schultz had always wanted to be a Marine. At 16, hed enlisted, the earliest he was legally allowed. Bilirakis also thanked others who had served in the armed services for their sacrifice. These are the true American heroes, he said. Nathaniel was a true American hero. Schultzs plaque joins those of two other former Countryside High School students who died in action, Arturo Huerta-Cruz (class of 2003) and Jonathan Rossi (class of 2005). At the entrance to the school, a permanent plaque sponsored by the Student Government Association also honors all Countryside graduates, faculty and staff who have served or currently serve in the military. We wanted a permanent visual reminder of their service, Settle said. Bilirakis, who serves on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, said soldiers like Schultz remind people why the United States of America is the greatest country of the world. Their sacrifice, he said, should never be forgotten. In times of peace, sons bury their fathers, he said. In times of conflict, fathers bury their sons. Photo by KATE FELDMANCountryside High School Student Council Faculty Adviser Chris Settle presents a plaque in memory of CHS graduate Nathaniel Schultz, who died serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. Plans for aquarium to be discussedCLEARWATER The community is invited to hear a presentation on plans for the downtown Clearwater Marine Aquarium Wednesday, May 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Drive. Frank Dame, executive vice president and COO for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, will be the speaker at the event. There is no charge for admission. A meal will be served and donations are being sought. Parking is available behind the church building off Pierce Street and in the city and county lots. Free child care will be provided. Contact the church office 446-3001 or Outreach Chair Jennifer Munro-Golliher at 463-5661.

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Community 15A Leader, May 22, 2014 052214 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County Be a part of the Tierra Verde Island lifestyle. M inutes to DeSoto Park, some of the best beaches and fishing in area, a minimum of 5 restaurants within walking distance, kayaking, canoeing, sandy beaches, and great seafood. Corner unit, large balcony, plenty of guest parking, in-ground pool, lighted tennis court, well-maintained complex. Boat dock & slip is not deeded with unit. 1st come only basis. Live the treasured life on Tierra Verde.Hank DajaniRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths Tierra Verde Seminole St. Petersburg $163,500 SOLD This updated Seminole Grove Estates home has the WOW factor. As you walk through the front door your eyes are attracted to all of the tasteful & good-looking updates. The kitchen/dining area is open to the living space & has a nice colored tile backsplash like on the TV shows. The floors are a rich color wood style in the primary living spaces.Heather PourchotRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths $200,000 SOLD Tyrone area home features 3 bedrooms (split plan), 2 baths, large living room, dining room and bonus room with a 1-car garage. The interior of this home has plaster walls, cove ceiling, cedar-lined closet, neutral tile and carpet. Exterior home is fenced and has hurricane shutters, shed and gutters/downspouts with beautiful shade trees.Laura HarrisonRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths $130,250 SOLD Indian Rocks Beach Move-in ready Indian Rocks Beach condo! This spacious ground floor condo features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with a fireplace, Florida Room with a storage closet, front privacy patio and gated entrance. The master bedroom has a private bathroom and walk-in closet. The kitchen has been beautifully upgrated with new cabinetry, granite counters, modern fixtures, and newer appliances and has a closet pantry. New Whirlpool stack washer & dryer. The dining room has serving counter space that makes entertaining a breeze.Sandy HartmanRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths $139,900 SOLD052214 Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole TitleCompany392-5906011614 Kent Place 5/4/2 $407,500 Wonderful opportunity to have a great home. Large lot. Needs TLC.4BR/2BA/2CG Seminole $245,0001,900 SQ. FT. near SHS & Beach Needs Carpet and Paint. 13860 89th Ave. 052214 SOLD Be prepared for hurricane seasonWASHINGTON With less than one month until the start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, now is the time to prepare. The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges Americans to prepare their families and businesses for hurricanes and tropical storms by writing a communications plan, making a kit of essential items and being prepared for any potential financial impacts of such events, including reviewing their insurance policies with an insurance agent. Individuals and families are encouraged to have a family communications plan and make a kit with essential items such as bottled water, non-perishable food and a can opener, spare batteries, and specialty items like medical prescriptions, spare eyeglasses and pet food. They can learn how to prepare for hurricane season at ready.gov/hurricanes, or they can get ready on the go by visiting m.fema.gov or by downloading the FEMA App for Android, Apple or Blackberry devices. Business owners and managers should visit ready.gov/business for specific resources on response and continuity plans. All property owners and renters are encouraged to review insurance coverage, including flood insurance, with an insurance agent to ensure their homes, businesses and possessions are adequately protected from all types of disasters. Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, and flooding can happen far from major bodies of water. As hurricanes and tropical storms move inland, torrential rains that increase the likelihood of flooding often accompany the high winds and storm surge. For example, residents as far inland as West Virginia saw the impacts of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, including flooding. Flood insurance policies should be viewed as protection against a continuing threat not something to purchase only if flooding appears imminent. In fact, flood insurance policies typically have a 30-day waiting period from the date of purchase before going into effect, and floods can happen at any time of the year. Flood insurance is available nationwide through approximately 85 insurance companies in more than 22,000 communities. Homeowners, renters, condo owners and commercial owners/renters can all purchase flood insurance. Costs vary depending on the level of coverage, the type of coverage and the propertys flood risk. More information about flood risk and flood insurance options is available by visiting www.floodsmart.gov or calling 1-800-427-2419. Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25-31. Visit www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare.Prehistoric canoe takes next step at WeedonST. PETERSBURG A team from the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education extracted all sections of an ancient Native American dugout canoe May 4 from a tank of preservative in which the canoe had been soaking for the past three years. Carved from a single pine tree more than 1,000 years ago, it is the only saltwater marine canoe found in Florida. At more than 40 feet in length, it had to be cut into sections to be safely removed, transported and placed in the preservative tank. The archaeological artifact, which has been carbon-dated to about A.D. 900 A.D. 1000, will now air-dry for approximately six months and then be reassembled for public display at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2015. Excavated in 2011 from the Tampa Bay shoreline of Pinellas Countys Weedon Island Preserve, the canoe was placed in a specially built tank holding a solution of polyethylene glycol, which is a wax-like substance that penetrates the wood to replace the areas of the canoes structure that were water-logged and will harden during the drying process, preventing the wood from cracking and deteriorating. The nearly 3,200 acre Weedon Island Preserve has shown evidence of indigenous occupation dating back thousands of years and is the state of Florida property managed by Pinellas County government. AWIARE, a nonprofit consortium of scientific and academic entities, in partnership with Pinellas County, has assumed oversight of archaeology operations at Weedon Island and is dedicated to promote and facilitate archaeological research, scientific exploration and public education focusing on the Weedon Island Preserve and adjacent Gulf Coast. For information on continuing archaeological projects at Weedon Island Preserve, visit www.awiare.org. Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve and its upcoming programs and events, call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonisland preserve.org. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSDr. Brent Weisman and Phyllis Kolianos of the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education clean sections of a 1,000-year aged dugout canoe recently found at Weedon Island Preserve. Excavated off the Weedon shoreline in 2011, the canoe is expected to be ready for public display in spring 2015. Sports briefsPro beach volleyball returns to St. PeteST. PETERSBURG The worlds best beach volleyball players will descend on Spa Beach Park for the Association of Volleyball Professionals $150,000 St. Petersburg Open May 29 to June 1. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings headlines a field that includes Olympic stars April Ross, Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers and Jake Gibb as well as local standout Raquel Ferreira, a St. Pete resident. The beach party atmosphere includes great music, food and interactive activities. The tournaments main draw will feature a field of 16 two-player mens teams and 16 two-player womens teams. Approximately 2,000 tons of sand will be dumped in Spa Beach Park to create four competition courts, and a temporary stadium will be built for the tournament. Spa Beach Park is located at 615 Second Ave. NE. Information on tickets is available at www.AVP.com.Registration open for golf tournamentCLEARWATER The second annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit the Clearwater High School Tornado Football, is set for Saturday, June 7, at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo. Registration and a continental breakfast is at 7 a.m., the driving range is open from 7 to 8 a.m., and a shotgun start is at 8 a.m. There are sponsorship opportunities available and are due by Sunday, June 1. Registration forms and payments must be received by Tuesday, June 3. Celebrities this year include Jimmy Giles, Mike Alstott, Donnie Abraham, all from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as Ken Stills from the Green Bay Packers, and possibly Ronde Barber. This year there is also a $10,000 hole-in-one contest as well as great prizes such as jewelry, a weekend in a Cadillac from Dimmit, gift certificates to local restaurants and more. There is also a need for businesses to donate raffle prizes or to donate items for the golfers goodie bags, such as business pens, paper pads, coupons or other items. Both options can generate business for the company. Visit www.clearwatertornado football.com.Palm Harbor Fire Rescue awards citizen for heroismPALM HARBOR Quick action by a Palm Harbor man that saved the lives of an adult and two children was recognized May 12 when Palm Harbor Fire Chief Craig Maciuba presented Dennis Bauerle with an award at the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Commission meeting. Bauerle was driving to Highland Lakes Elementary School about 2:50 p.m. April 14 to pick up his 9-year-old daughter when an oncoming car suddenly cut him off, crossing into his lane and then into a pond, according to a post on Palm Harbor Rescues Facebook page. Bauerle stopped his vehicle and jumped into the pond swimming to the vehicle that was starting to submerge. He didnt realize that the pond was at least 10 to 15 feet deep until he was about 5 yards out. He couldnt see if anyone was inside, so he began banging on the drivers window yelling and shouting for the driver to roll down the window and climb out. There was no immediate answer. Eventually the male driver told Bauerle that he couldnt get his window down. A few seconds later, the driver was able to open the window. He told Bauerle that he could not get out. He also told him there were two children in the back seat. The unidentified man then told his children a 7-year-old girl and 4-year-old male, who was in a car seat, to climb out the window to Bauerle. As the driver continued to try to free himself, Bauerle realized that the 7-year-old was wedged in the seat and unable to get out. The front end of the vehicle began to take on more water and sink, causing the rear to tilt upward. Bauerle worked to move the girls book bag, so he could free her from the seat. He then grabbed the two children and the book bag and swam to shore. The driver was able to free himself and swam to shore before collapsing. The driver had an unexpected medical problem, which caused him to blackout. He then lost control of his vehicle, winding up in the pond. When Bauerle was asked about the rescue, including the girls book bag, he said, I just thought, hey she might have homework tonight and need this so I took it with us. Im just glad everyone is OK and this is a miracle from God, not me. Photo courtesy of PALM HARBOR FIRE RESCUEDennis Bauerle received a certificate of commendation at the May 12 Palm Harbor Rescue Commission meeting for saving an adult and two children from a submerged vehicle. Real estate briefsKeller Williams Gulfside participates in RED Day eventLARGO Keller Williams associates may have taken the day off on May 8, but it was hardly a day of rest. Associates with Keller Williams Gulfside Realty chose to Give Where They Live as part of RED Day, one of the biggest events in the real estate industry. Short for Renew, Energize and Donate, RED Day was created to unite Keller Williams Realty offices and associates in an international day of service. As part of the RED Day effort, Keller Williams Gulfside Realty chose to spend the day with Ronald McDonald House, Mildred Helms Elementary and Ridgecrest Elementary. We believe in supporting the community where we live and work, said Patty Wilson in a press release. Its our way of saying thanks to our friends, neighbors, and clients.Real estate seminar setOLDSMAR A seminar on selling real estate will be presented Saturday, June 14, 10 to 11 a.m., in TECO Hall at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Designed for those thinking about selling their home, the seminar will explain how to get the best results and show how the process works. Sponsored by local professionals, this seminar will provide potential home sellers with valuable information that will empower them to make the process easier and more profitable. Attendees will find out current market conditions, possible pitfalls, inspections and how to prepare a home for sale. Organizers will offer participants a look at the A-to-Z process through the eyes of a local Title Company. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Ginger Tatarzewski at 251-4754. Visit www.TBNweekly.com

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Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE011614 Up to 24 Hour Care Weekends, Holidays In Home or Facility Care Medication Set Ups Medication Reminders Hygiene Assistance Companionship Meal Preparation Light Housework TransportationAlzheimers Care and Respite for Family CaregiversBy screened & qualied professionalswww.yourvisitingangel.comLicense #30211274 727-797-8600 We also work with Universal Healthcare Diversion Program, Humana Florida Comfort Choice, United Healthcare, Evercare and Veterans Administration. Medicaid Certied.CNAs, HHAs, RNs, LPNs and HomemakersAccepting All Long Term Care Insurance 012314 Eckerd chapter of Phi Beta Kappa names new inducteesST. PETERSBURG Twenty-five students, two alumni and one faculty member were inducted into the Eckerd College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa during a ceremony on May 15. The two new alumni members are Ian Johnson and Susan Slaugenhaupt. Johnson, class of 1989, earned a bachelors degree with high honors with a major in economics and has been a member of the Eckerd College board of trustees since 2005. He was in the inaugural class of Ford Scholars and went on to earn a masters degree in finance from Boston College. He is now the vice president of product development and implementation for Pyramis Global Financial Advisor and serves on the Eckerd boards investment committee. Slaugenhaupt, class of 1985, earned a bachelors degree with a major in biology and is a member of the Eckerd College board of trustees. She earned her masters and doctorate degrees in human genetics from the University of Pittsburgh. She is professor of neurology in the Center for Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research interests include the discovery and characterization of human disease genes and the role of the mRNA splicing in human disease. Joel Thompson, professor of marine and geosciences, will be inducted as an honorary faculty member. His research areas include geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, biogenic mineralization, sediment diagenesis, microbialites, and chemical and geological oceanography. He holds a Ph.D. in Marine Geochemistry from Syracuse University. Student inductees included Ross Harrison Busch of Tierra Verde; Rachel Lee Beck of St. Petersburg; Dylan M. Gray of Uniondale, Indiana; Colleen Elizabeth OBrien of Chardon, Ohio; Emma Rose Sheffield of Groton, Massachusetts; Kimberly Ellen Anderson of St. Paul, Minnesota; Stephen Carl Bruce of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Ashleen Nicole Brydum of Denver, Colorado; Maria Julia Castro of Seminole; Larissa Chavez of Centennial, Colorado; Robin Elyn Dein of Madison, Wisconsin; Frank DiCicco of Sarasota; Julie Ellen Fisher of St. Petersburg; Tiffany Alynn Flor of Longwood; Natasha Yamile Flores of St. Petersburg; Anthony Robert Hayes of Palm Harbor; Chloe Rose Holzinger of St. Petersburg; Kaitlyn Nicole Lantz of St. Petersburg; Wyatt Cameron McMurry of Prospect, Kentucky; Christine Eliana Michael of Wyckoff, New Jersey; April Iris Murphy of Orlando; Karyn Jo Rose Paradis of New Hartford, Connecticut; Katherine Elise Pemberton of Boulder, Colorado; Solvig Hellgren Sayre Vineyard of Haven, Massachusetts; and Mara Emory Shingleton of Butler, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nations oldest society for recognition of academic excellence and scholarly achievement. A distinction granted to only 270 colleges and universities nationwide, the Zeta Chapter of Florida was granted to Eckerd College at the 40th Council in 2003.Michelle MartosINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Air Force Airman 1st Class Michelle Martos recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Martos is the daughter of Al M. Martos of Morton, Illinois; and Susan A. Smith of Indian Rocks Beach. She is the step-daughter of Karen Martos of Morton, sister of Tasha M. Martos of El Paso, Texas, and granddaughter of Ann Smith of Mechanicsville, Virginia.Kianna RiveraOLDSMAR Air Force Airman Kianna Rivera recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rivera is the daughter of Felix Saldana of Oldsmar, Radiance Irwin of Orlando, Renee Walker of Orlando, and Tomas Rivera of Oldsmar and granddaughter of Susana Molina of Oldsmar.Mitchell SmithSEMINOLE Air Force Airman 1st Class Mitchell Smith recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smith is the son of Debbie and Ryan Kimelton of Seminole. He is a 2013 graduate of Seminole High School.Devon James WiggersREDINGTON BEACH Seaman Devon James Wiggers graduated Basic Training on Jan. 24, at Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Illinois. Wiggers is the son of James and Anna Wiggers of Redington Beach. On May 2, he graduated from his A school at the center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After a stop at Gulfport, Mississippi for a month long combat course he will be stationed at Port Hueneme, California.William Duncan IIPALM HARBOR Army Pvt. William D. Duncan II has recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. Duncan is the son of William Duncan of Palm Harbor and Jamie Haines of Port Richey. He is a 2013 graduate of Palm Harbor University High School.Omari Burton CLEARWATER Army Pvt. Omari B. Burton has recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. Burton is the son of Gregory and Brenda Burton of Clearwater.Samantha SlatteryPALM HARBOR Air Force Airman Samantha S. Slattery recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Slattery is the daughter of Susan and Shawn Slattery of Palm Harbor. She is a 2011 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. Briefs Michelle Martos Devon James Wiggers Kianna Rivera Samantha SlatteryShanahan makes deans listLARGO Maeve Shanahan of Largo made the deans list for Franklin & Marshall Colleges fall 2013 semester. Maeve is the child of William Shanahan and Kathleen Shanahan and is a graduate of Shorecrest Preparatory School. Deans list status is awarded to students who have successfully completed their course work with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0.Ryan named to presidents listLARGO Thomas Ryan, a resident of Largo, recently was named to the Champlain College presidents list as a full-time student achieving a spring 2014 semester GPA of 4.0. Ryan is majoring in computer forensics and digital investigations.McCaffrey graduates LARGO Miriah McCaffrey of Largo is a McKendree University class of 2014 graduate with a bachelors degree in speech communication. The university held its 174th commencement exercises on May 10 at the Lebanon, Illinois, campus. The class of 2014 includes 908 graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Nursing and Health Professions. They hail from 16 states and four countries.Condella earns degree LARGO Chris Condella of Largo recently graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Condella received an electrical engineering bachelors degree. He moved to Florida from South Lake Tahoe, California, in 2002. He earned a Bright Futures scholarship at Largo High School and attained presidents recognition at UCF. He also was one of three students in Florida to receive a NASA scholarship to go to Houston, Texas.Saint Pauls excels at Music in the ParksCLEARWATER On May 3, Saint Pauls School Singers, Chorus, World Drumming, Guitar Ensemble, and Orchestras 1 and 2 earned another Superior rating at the Music in the Parks Festival for the 10th time in a row. For the first time, the kids earned the Espirit Corps award for having the best character and behavior during their time at Gaither High School. This award was given out to only one school for the entire festival. Saint Pauls School is a co-ed, independent Episcopal school located in Clearwater, serving ages 3 through eighth grade. Founded in 1968, the school is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent board of trustees. Simons earns bachelors degreeSEMINOLE The names of nearly 4,450 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring representing 88 Kansas counties, 45 other states and 41 other countries have been announced by the University Registrar. Those students include Austin Simons of Seminole. Simons will receive a bachelors degree in history.Kiwanis scholarship applications acceptedSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast Foundation is accepting applications for the Colonel Mildred Imogene Butler Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is for Pinellas County high school seniors and St. Petersburg College students interested in a nursing or related medical career at St Petersburg College. Scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in the following activities: Attend a Kiwanis program of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast, where recipients will receive the scholarship award Be available for and encourage media interviews Maintain full-time academic studies with distinction, giving equal importance to the academic and service aspects of the scholarship Present at least two talks to Kiwanis audiences during the year Register contact information keeping your address, telephone number, and email address updated at all times Applications need to be in by May 30, 2014. Candidates should mail or drop off the completed packet to: Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast, c/o Lee Walters, 3562 90th Terrace, Pinellas Park, FL 33782. To download an application, visit www.kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com/foundation. The Colonel Mildred Imogene Butler Nursing Scholarship program supports the mission of the Kiwanis Foundation to advance the ideal of changing the world one child and one community at a time.Likaj graduates from Troy UniversityCLEARWATER Fabiola Likaj of Clearwater recently graduated from Troy University during spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 in Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus. More than 700 students representing 24 states and 14 nations took part in the ceremony. Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., a Troy alumnus and former commander of NORAD and the United States Northern Command, delivered the keynote address. Also during the ceremony, Troy awarded an honorary doctoral degree to international sculptor Hou Bao Zhu of Xian, China. Many of his works are displayed on Troy University campuses. Photo by MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2nd CLASS RICHARD L.J. GOURLEYMaster Chief Information Specialist Jason Wohlfert, left, of Clearwater Beach is congratulated by a fellow chief during his promotion ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado. Wohlfert promoted

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Outdoors 17A Leader, May 22, 2014 In Loving Memory JOHN FRANCIS CAPONE Uncle John, Uncle Sonny, Ace You had a smile that could take all our problems away. A classy guy, always honest, soft-spoken, quiet, a man of very few words, with a voice that made you feel safe. A private man who didnt even want to be remembered or mentioned, you were always the strong arm for my mother. I will think of you when Im troubled and reach out for your guidance. I will miss all the birthday cards that were never late, not one! You were the last of all my memories, in the best and even the worst of times. Until we meet again, say hello to my Dad and Mom, Gertie, Julia, Uncle Danny and Aunt Flo. I sure do love you a lot, but you know that already. With all my love, thanks for saving my life as a child and now, as an adult! Your niece, Gertrude Trudy Capone Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563L St. Catherine of SienaCatholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00 am Monday & Wednesday 12:10pm Saturday 8:00 am WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am (Family Mass) 11:00 am (Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm (Contemporary Choir) CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 11:40 am Noon Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 040314 010214When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 030614Dont Wait To See One Of Americas Top Dermatologists!Accepting most insurance plans.www.westoridaderm.com5200 Seminole Blvd., Seminole 727-392-3376 9170 Oakhurst Rd. Suite 1 Seminole 727.517.3376 Birthday celebration includes an elephantrequire parking at the towns beach access. Despite the unusual nature of the request, the commission, after confirming the animal would remain on the beach under close supervision in addition to supportive letters from neighbors had no qualms about granting it. Many guests, however, were quite stunned when they arrived. I knew there was a theme, but I didnt think there was going to be a real elephant here, said Bud Harris, a friend of McCorkles who lives in Hope Sound. Xtreme Entertainment, a company based in Sorrento, supplied Judy and her trainer, Bones Craig. The day could not have been more perfect sun-splashed, warm and breezy. A pianist tinkled the ivories, caterers offered trays of champagne and hors doeuvres. An outdoor tent set with linen-covered tables and chairs awaited guests for the birthday dinner later that evening. When not hosting parties with elephants on her backyard beach, McCorkle describes herself as a philanthropist, who with her late husband, Jack McCorkle, established a number of academic scholarships for young people in need of financial assistance. In 2010, after the sudden death of her husband, Claudia said she has been involved in philanthropy. The couple, in 2009, established a fund for students attending the University of South Florida Honors College. After her husbands death, McCorkle also provided a cash gift to the fund aimed at students wishing to travel abroad. Despite Judys trailer getting briefly stuck in the sand, the preparations for her arrival went smoothly, and before returning home, Judy refreshed herself with a wade in the Gulf of Mexico. By MELINDA GREENEREDINGTON BEACH A quiet birthday celebration toasted by champagne and sweetened with cake might be fine for some but not for Claudia McCorkle. To usher in what she described as a milestone event, the Redington Beach resident invited 40 friends and family members and one elephant to her 60thbirthday celebration on May 17 at her impressive beachfront home on Gulf Boulevard. The star attraction sure to be remembered was Judy a 3-ton plus Asian elephant whose professional career as an entertainer spans some 40 years. Between the steady stream of hugs and kisses proffered by guests, McCorkle explained her reasons for wanting to surprise guests with a pachyderm. An elephant represents karma, she said. They have things like longevity, memory and loyalty and playfulness, and I wanted all those majestic qualities for the people I love most in the world, my family and my close friends. Party guests, including Redington Beach Mayor Nick Simons climbed the set of aluminum steps that brought them up high enough to ride atop Judys oriental rug-covered back for a brief turn around a cordoned-off enclosure on the beach. Beachgoers out for a late afternoon stroll congregated in awe snapping photos and videos. Sheriffs Deputy Don Savalox was working the elephant detail. Normally, I dont work on the weekends in terms of off-duty jobs, but I thought since theres an elephant on the beach, I thought thats unique, Savalox said. I want to be part of that. Keeping the pachyderms appearance a secret beforehand proved difficult thanks, in part, to the local media. Youre a naughty girl, McCorkle chided a reporter (good naturedly) for mentioning it in a news article last February when she appeared before the Redington Beach Town Commission seeking approval to host the elephant on her property because Judys 65-foot trailer would Photo by MELINDA GREENERedington Beach Mayor Nick Simons and Judy McCorkle take a ride on Judy, a 3-ton Asian elephant. Photo courtesy of LIZZIE WEMYSSJudy frolics in the surf during a birthday party May 17 in Redington Beach. Students needed for Ranger programST. PETERSBURG High school students who yearn to learn about the environment and earn Bright Futures volunteer hours can check out the Ranger Naturalist Program at Weedon Island Preserve. The program runs June 13 through Aug. 8 and introduces high school students to the wonders of Weedon Island in St. Petersburg. Students will be scheduled to volunteer at Weedon Island Preserve from 12 to 16 hours per week. The program days are set for Thursdays and Fridays, with some Saturday commitments required. The program will not be held the week of Independence Day. All volunteers will be trained to assist guests that are visiting the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center and trails, as well as develop individual projects that support the mission of the center. Applications for the program must be received by Friday, May 30, and students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by Friday, June 6. To register for the program or to get more information, visit rangernaturalist2014.eventbrite.com or email Libby Carnahan at lcarnahan@pinellascounty.org or call 727-453-6522. Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. The preserve is operated under the Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources Department and is open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, from 7 a.m. to 15 minutes before sunset. Its many outdoor activities include walking trails, a fishing pier and a canoe/kayak launch. To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve and its upcoming programs and events, call 727-453-6500. To register for programs and events visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. Videos featuring Weedon Island Preserve can be viewed at www.youtube.com/pcctv1.Tarpon season begins; many variables occurTarpon are beginning their migration thru our area. For those who love the pursuit of the silver king its been the better part of eight months since your last opportunity to attempt to fool the beast. For some the thrill is in the hunt, a well-trained eye will pick up on the subtle rolls or daisy chain trailers, slick spots and other dead give aways alerting anglers of their presence. Picking up on these signs far enough away from the boat will allow you to make a stealthy approach and a calculated set up. This is the way of the beach angler; many variables occur on this playing field. Wind is most critical. Too much chop and your only option is to anchor and keep fresh baits in travel lanes. This is an effective way to fish under any conditions, especially if you do not have a trolling motor. Too much boat traffic will make fish spooky and tough to get to eat. So go early, as pre-dawn set ups usually results in the best shots of the day. Its no secret that big numbers of fish congregate in deep channels, such as Egmont and Boca Grande. When conditions are right these passes are absolutely lights out. Forget any ideas of solitude on a strong outgoing tide. There can be well over 50 boats concentrated in a couple of hundred-yards area. Its busy. There is a ton of fish and the opportunity to hook a bunch of fish is reality. However, that doesnt mean that its easy fishing. Those that do it properly are the ones that get rewarded. The key is to find the lane that the fish are holding and line up for a drift. Freeline or lightly weight pass crabs or threadfins through the area. If you didnt guess right on the drift do not attempt to adjust by cranking up your motor and bumping toward the fish. You wont make many friends that way. All area bridges, not just the Skyway, are also excellent tarpon holding spots and often provide good shots at fish that are usually willing to eat. Typically, the fish that are feeding will stage up behind pilings in current eddies. As baits are swept around the pilings they are intercepted by waiting tarpon. Anchor your boat between pilings so that you can cast up current and allow your bait to be swept around. Free-lined threadfins are often your best bet.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 Drowning can happen easier than you think By BRAD DYKENSThe unthinkable happened again recently in Pinellas County. Not one, but three people drowned in one day. In a county that is surrounded by water and home to countless swimming pools, drainage creeks, ponds, lakes, toilets and buckets of standing water we need to be more vigilant. Wait, did he say toilets and buckets of water? Yes, any source of standing water that can cover a victims mouth and nose is a drowning hazard. For an infant or toddler, the toilet and a bucket are an attraction that curious ones explore, only to fall prey to their own top-heavy bodies that cause them to topple into these unsupervised hazards. Empty the bucket when youre finished with a chore, and close the lid to the toilet when not in use. The greater problem, however, is the fact that in the city of Seminole response district there are a total of 21,932 single-family homes, of which 8,064 (36.8 percent) of the total homes have pools. This number indicates that greater than a third of the Seminole population faces the risk of a pool-related drowning incident at their home. How can we save lives and change the tide of this risk and hazard? Quite simply, we must be responsible and take the appropriate protective measures to prevent accidental drowning. By following the Four Layers of Pool Safety as instituted by Florida Safe Pools we can make a difference in keeping our children safe in the community. The first layer begins with you. Direct supervision by the caregiver will keep little ones from entering the pool area. Also, limit distractions that will interfere with that supervision. The second layer focuses on inside the home. Have a clear view of the pool area from within the house. Access to exterior doors should be limited to adults. The use of childproof door locks and alarms on all doors leading to the pool area is helpful as well. The third layer refers to outside the home. Your backyard and pool area should be secured with fences and self-closing and self-latching gates. Using an alarm on the gate is also helpful. The fourth layer is the pool area itself. Keep pool toys and floating objects out of the pool, these are attractions that draw kids close to the waters edge. Remove all trip hazards away from the pools edge. Also maintaining the water level three to four inches from the top is important. This allows you to see disturbances on the surface and to see into the pool better. Wave alarms that sense surface motion are also beneficial. Lastly, a security pool cover can be used in the off-season and will limit access to the water when it is not expected. Other water related hazards include the great number of people that enjoy boating. Youngsters under six need to wear a USCG approved life jacket while aboard, as does anyone that is not a proficient swimmer. When an individual is knocked overboard, there is no time for them to grab a life jacket on the way out. Finally, if you dont know how to swim, then you should learn. There are many classes offered in the area, including through the city of Seminoles Recreation Department and the local YMCAs. Also learn the life skill of CPR. The little time it takes to learn this skill can indeed help save a life. We are a community that is blessed with the relaxation and beauty that the water offers. Let us respect the hazards that exist with it and keep our loved ones safe.Brad Dykens is public education officer for Seminole Fire Rescue. For more information on this topic or if you would like to learn CPR, contact him at 393-8711 ext. 210 or by email at bdykens@myseminole.com. Gardening briefsHibiscus show setPINELLAS PARK The Sunset chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will host a hibiscus show and plant sale on Sunday, May 25, 1 to 4 p.m., at Pinellas Park City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. Attendees will have an opportunity to see all the spectacular colors of the tropical hibiscus. Admission is free. For information, call 488-5650.Bromeliad society to meetPINELLAS PARK The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, June 3, 7 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. The speaker will be Terrie Bert, a long-time bromeliad grower and expert. She has given more than 100 bromeliad presentations to numerous U.S. and international bromeliad societies and has authored many articles for bromeliad journals and newsletters. She cultivates approximately 2,000 different bromeliads in 24 genera, has won multiple top awards in local bromeliad shows, and is an internationally accredited master judge for bromeliad shows. The event is free. For information, call 544-8558.Gesneriad society to host field tripThe Tampa Bay Gesneriad Societys next meeting, set for Saturday, June 21, will be a field trip to a members home in Englewood. The member specializes in raising episcias and hibiscus plants. There will be a plant show-and-tell, a raffle and a business meeting. The field trip is open to the public. Those wishing to participate in the field trip must register by calling Jay Sespico at 813-841-2942.

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18A Pet Connection Leader, May 22, 2014 052214 Paw printsShelter offers free neuters for male catsLARGO Pinellas County Animal Services is sponsoring a weeklong neuterathon through May 24 to help reduce cat overpopulation in county communities. The shelter is providing free neuters to male cats whose owners reside in Pinellas County and are current on rabies vaccinations and licensing. Rabies vaccinations and licensing can be updated for the cost of $25. Cats must be contained in a carrier and feral cats must be in traps. The shelter has openings for 100 appointments that week. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 582-2600, option 8. Neutered male cats reduce unwanted cat litters, health problems in community cats, nuisance urine marking/spraying, fighting and the spread of disease including rabies, feline leukemia and the FIV virus. Rabies vaccines also will be offered at a reduced fee of $5 with the purchase of a Pinellas County license fee for $20. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.Animal Services marks National Dog Bite Prevention WeekLARGO National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, dogs bite millions of people most of them children every year. In 2013, Pinellas County had approximately 1,360 dog bites. Any dog of any breed has the potential to bite. Dog bites are a largely preventable public health problem. Tips on how to prevent dog bites: Citizens are encouraged to work with their local animal shelter, rescue organization or reputable breeder to find breeds and dogs that are a good fit with their household. Dogs need to be spayed/neutered to reduce aggressive tendencies. Infants or young children should not be left alone with a dog. If a child seems frightened by dogs, it is best to wait before a new dog is brought into the household. Citizens are asked not to approach an unfamiliar dog. Stray or lost dogs are cautious around strangers and may run away, snarl or possibly attack if an individual gets too close. Citizens are asked to immediately report stray dogs or dogs displaying unusual behavior. Pinellas County Animal Services accepts citizen concerns Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Citizens are asked to immediately seek professional advice (e.g., from veterinarians, animal behaviorists, or responsible trainers) if the dog develops aggressive or undesirable behaviors.Summer programs for teens available at Animal ServicesLARGO Pinellas County Animal Services is seeking responsible teen volunteers to help leader Pets of the week Pets of the week Dandy LionDandy Lion is a snuggle kitty. He enjoys curling up in laps and having attention lavished upon him. This handsome 1 year old is a great find with thick, orange and white, medium-length fur and exquisite gold eyes. He is wonderful with children and other cats. He has been neutered, vetted and microchipped. Meet Dandy Lion in his foster home in St. Petersburg. Call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 545-1116 for details. Visit www.saveourstraysinc.com.BessBess is a 4-year-old, big retriever/basset hound girl who weighs 58 pounds. She is very sweet and easygoing. Bess is awaiting her new best friend at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater. For more information on Bess or any of the many other adoptable animals at the shelter, call 797-7722, or visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org.JakeThis adorable ball of fur is Jake. He is a sweet 6-yearold shepherd/chow chow mix in search of his forever family. Jake is a bit more mature at some of the other dogs at the SPCA Tampa Bay, but he has a great life ahead of him. Jake is so friendly, he loves everyone he meets and will make a great companion for family members of all ages. His adoption fee is $75, which includes his neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, and 30 days of free pet insurance. Visit him at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit www.spcatampabay.org.SamSam is a big, beautiful, 8-year-old boy. He may be part Burmese because of his soft, sable coat and talkative nature. Sam came to Friends of Strays when his owner died. He is declawed and also diabetic, which means he needs an insulin injection twice a day and special food. If you can provide this for Sam, in return he will be a loving and loyal companion. Meet Sam and other adoptable pets at 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com. Volunteers needed at Save Our StraysSave Our Strays needs volunteers to foster felines. Save Our Strays does not maintain a shelter facility and all of our current foster homes are full. SOS phone requests are presently so great that we must tell callers we cannot help them with the felines in need that they have found. Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Those interested and willing to aid adult cats or kittens in need should call for details. North county residents should call 481-5262. South county pet lovers may call 871-0888 for details or email sos@saveour straysinc.com. Save Our Strays is a no-kill, nonprofit organization dedicated to re-homing abandoned cats and kittens. volunteers with dog walking. Teens must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and must commit to 12 hours per week at the shelter. The eight-week program will begin on Monday, June 9, and end on Saturday, Aug. 9. The Pinellas County Animal Services Teen Program is designed to prepare teens in the community for future leadership roles, create a sense of motivation and teach invaluable skills that will enable teens to grow into responsible young adults. By working at the shelter, teens will be prepared for the work force, gain hands-on experience and earn community service hours for graduation. Students can download an online application at the Pinellas County Animal Services website at www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/ volunteer.htm or complete the application at the Pinellas County Animal Services shelter located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Space in the program is limited. Applications must be received by Saturday, May 31. Orientation training is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, and dog walking training with a lead volunteer is scheduled for Thursday, May 29. Morning and afternoon four-hour shifts are available Monday through Friday. Saturday shifts are available in the mornings only as the shelter closes early. For more information, contact the Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator at 582-2675 or email animalvolunteers@pinellascounty.org. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.Roller derby league to collect for animal leaguePALM HARBOR Revolution Roller Derby, a womens flat-track roller derby league, will host a roller derby game on Saturday, May 24, at Sunderman Recreational Complex, 1631 Ninth St. The league is collecting towels, Purina One Food, toys and clay litter at the door of this event to benefit Suncoast Animal League of Palm Harbor. The teams that are facing off in this game are The Rolling Valkyries vs. Tampa Bay Bruise Crew. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking will start at 4:30 p.m. and the game will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Attendees may bring a folding chair for track-side seating. Advance tickets can be purchased on our brownpapertickets.com. Visit www.TBNweekly.com

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Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:BlendedGenre: Comedy and romance Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, Jessica Lowe, Terry Crews, Dan Patrick, Bella Thorne, Emma uhrmann, Alyvia Alyn Lynd, Kyle Red Silverstein and Braxton Beckham Director: Frank Coraci Rated: PG-13 After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week. Blended marks the third collaboration between stars Sandler and Barrymore, following their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies The Wedding Singer and First Dates.X-Men: Days of Future PastGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Patrick Stewart, IanOpening this weekendBlended pairs Sandler, Barrymore; Singer helms X-Men: Days of Future Past Photo by ALAN MARKFIELD/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXFrom left, Hugh Jackmen stars as Logan, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men: Days of Future Past. McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit Director: Bryan Singer Rated: PG-13 The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, X-Men: First Class, in order to change a major historical event and fight an epic battle that could save our future. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The Angriest Man in BrooklynGenre: Comedy Cast: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones Director: Phil Alden Robinson Rated: R Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry atPhoto courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESDrew Barrymore stars as Lauren and Adam Sandler as Jim in Warner Bros. Pictures romantic comedy Blended, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, May 22, 2014 Visit www.TBNweekly.com 050814Tarpon Springs(727) 551-4926Largo(727) 474-3832 052214Your staff is wonderful. They kept up with progress and kept us informed of whats happening. I would hire your rm if I was buying or selling a home. 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Hosted by the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce will host the three-day event which will feature live music from start to finish, plenty of food and arts and craft vendors and plenty of fun activities for the kids. Hours will be Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Entertainment will include performances by bands such as Stormbringer, Greg Billings and the Black Honkeys. Full Throttle Magazine is the presenting sponsor of the event and will host a major bike competition on Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Visit www.oldsmarfreedomfest.com. The Florida Orchestra: A Stars and Stripes Hit Parade ; Friday, May 23, 8 p.m., at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa; Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg; and Sunday, May 25, 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. Its a Memorial Day weekend of overtures, marches and Americana favorites, including an Armed Forces Salute, Washington Post March, Colonel Bogey March, Yankee Doodle, Coplands Hoedown and Saturday Night Waltz, music by John Williams and more. Bob Bernhardt conducts. Lucinda Williams, Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $42.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Multiple Grammy Award-winner Lucinda Williams has announced her national tour, which includes a date at the Capitol Theatre. Released in 1988, Williams self-titled album featured the single Passionate Kisses, a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, which garnered Williams her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994. Williams has received more than a dozen Grammy nominations and released a string of albums since then that have been critically acclaimed including her 1998 breakthrough album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, an album that presented a broader scope of songs that fused rock, blues, country and Americana. The album went gold and earned Williams a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. In 1992, she earned another Grammy in the Best Rock Female Vocal Performance category for the single Get Right With God. Lauren Mitchell Band Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $13 in advance and $16 the day of the show. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org. Lots of people can sing. But the best have to give more theyve got to give their heart, their soul, and their guts. And thats what Lauren Mitchell gives every time she takes the stage. Like the legendary female singers Lauren most admires Etta James, Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin, and Aretha Franklin Lauren gives you everything she has and then some. And like bees attracted to honey, her growing swarm of fans cant get enough of her. With a voice that growls and soothes, and with the looks and attitude that says, you better stop and listen Mitchell means business. Her brand of full-throttle, all-or-nothing, takeno-prisoners, leave-it-all-on-the-stage performances, will have audiences begging for more! Mitchells smokin backing band features legendary Gulf Coast B3 master The Professor Mike Photo courtesy of LAUREN MITCHELLLauren Mitchell plays the Palladium May 24. See OPENING, page 3B

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Leader, May 22, 2014 Vertical Blinds Plantation Shutters Draperies Valances Shades service centerServing Our Neighbors for 32 Years! NationalWindow.comShowroom Open Monday Saturday8710 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 727-397-8770041714 Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 1. Aged 4. Anxiety 9. Fink 13. Reduce, as expenses 15. Harder to find 16. Burrow 17. Disembowel 19. A chip, maybe 20. Reverberate 21. System to reduce indoor temperature and humidity (shortened) 23. Goes after 24. Inquirer 25. Harper Valley ___ 26. Those who select 29. Memory units 32. ___ Miller, big band musician 33. Oolong, for one 34. Knowledge gained through tradition 35. Theyre entered in court 36. Numero uno 37. ___ we having fun yet? 38. Archaeological find 39. Adhesive 40. Cooperative effort by a group 42. Gee whiz! 43. Anglers gear 44. Botches 48. Gunk 50. Medicated lozenge 51. ___ of the Flies 52. Vexation 54. Biblical shepherd 55. Who ever loved you more than I, in song (2 wds) 56. Absorbs, with up 57. ___ mortals 58. Ratty place 59. Comprende? Down 1. Lohengrin, e.g. 2. Washes 3. Towels off 4. Anatomical ring 5. Nostrils 6. Alum 7. Undertake, with out 8. ___ Act of 1571, forbade criticism of the British monarchy 9. Round lots 100 10. Coalesces 11. A chorus line 12. ___ here long? 14. Coop flier 18. I.O.U.s 22. Religious image: Var. 24. Up, in a way 26. Court employee 27. Medical advice, often 28. Fill 29. Make a harsh or raucous noise 30. Auld lang syne 31. Chief financial officer 32. Dirty look 35. Calls from radio listeners (hyphenated) 36. Outlaws 38. Draft 39. Ziti, e.g. 41. Be a busybody 42. Fellow 44. Acadia National Park locale 45. Hodgepodges 46. Run off to the chapel 47. Taste, e.g. 48. Brickbat 49. Brain area 50. Figureheads place 53. ___ v. WadeHoroscopesMay 22, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Let the truth be heard, Capricorn, all of it. It may be bitter, but it is the only way to perpetuate change. An email turns you on to a new hobby.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Fatigue sets in early in the week. Combat it with an outdoor pastime, Aquarius. A phone call gets the ball rolling on a project at work. Choose your team wisely.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20The torture is over, Pisces. The details are finally revealed. Take some time to mull over everything before you act. A photo makes for a lot of fun at home.AriesMarch 21 April 19Friends lock horns. Steer clear of the battle, Aries. It will be some before the problem is resolved. A package arrives. Whats inside surprises you.TaurusApril 20 May 20Come on, Taurus. Make a fuss. That is the only way you are going to see any results. A compromise at home brings peace to your realm once more.GeminiMay 21 June 21Be careful what you wish for this week, Gemini. You may just get it, and it may not be what you want after all. A secret is kept, and a promise is fulfilled.CancerJune 22 July 22Psst, Cancer. Someone you know isnt doing their part, and it may not be their fault. Proceed with caution. A train wreck at home is not yours to clean up.LeoJuly 23 August 22Competition is heating up at the office. Dont join in unless you are ready to play hard, Leo. Your financial picture improves with a windfall.VirgoAugust 23 September 22More work now will lead to a lot less work later. Dig in, Virgo. A scheduling mishap turns out to be a blessing in disguise. Finances shape up.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Feeling out of sorts, Libra? No problem. A field trip will boost spirits and get the ideas flowing again. A repair is less costly than expected.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21A need is made known. Heed the call, Scorpio. An estimate is just that, an estimate. Allow for more wiggle room in your budget. Travel plans get underway.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Check your facts, Sagittarius. Errors are not permitted. A cheeky retort at home lightens the mood and gets the conversation flowing. Hensley. The Lauren Mitchell Band rocks the house with their highenergy concoction of blues and soul. REO Speedwagon Sunday, May 25, 9 p.m., at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, located off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, Tampa. Tickets are $80 a person, standing room only, and are available to those 21 and older. Call 800-937-0010 or visit www.seminolehardrocktampa.com. Formed in 1967 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has maintained its Midwest work ethic and given their fans a reason to keep on loving them. The band has produced numerous hits over the years including Ridin The Storm Out, Keep On Loving You, and Take it on the Run. Its Hi Infidelity album in the 1980s was certified platinum nine times and still remains a high-water mark for rock bands. The album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot. Besides Cronin, REO Speedwagon consists of Bruce Hall on bass, Neal Doughty on keyboards, Dave Amato on lead guitar and Bryan Hitt on drums. Of late, the band has been linked to the Midwest Rock n Roll Express Tour. In the spring and summer of 2012, REO teamed with Styx and Ted Nugent for a tour, which traveled around the country. TOP FIVE, from page 1B Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Hair, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 11-20, 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. Hair the Broadway musical live on stage is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features a long list of chart-topping hit songs such as Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. The themes and struggles in Hair, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to modern times. This performance contains strong language, adult content and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences. This production will feature Michael Newton-Brown as director and James Grenelle as choreographer. Terry Bozzio Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $14.95. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Bozzio will perform solo drum music on the world's largest tuned drum and percussion set. Drawing from jazz, classical and ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Bozzio is a storyteller, able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement and passion. His live performance will be filled with classical forms and structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting and fiery drumming that will bring audiences to their feet. Zebra Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. In 1982, Zebra's self-titled debut album went platinum and was the fastest selling debut album in Atlantic Records' history outselling other Atlantic Artists such as Led Zeppelin, Yes and AC/DC. A total of five music videos aired on MTV and gave the band combined album sales of nearly 2 million worldwide with Who's Behind the Door?, Tell Me What You Want, Wait Until the Summer's Gone, Bears and One More Chance. Zebra has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and is acknowledged as Louisiana's No. 1 Rock and Roll band by the Louisiana Music Commission and they were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October of 2012. Attendees will have an opportunity to see all three original members for a one-night only performance in Largo.Clearwater Cookin with Gus, by Jim Brochu, through July 13, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Evening performances are presented Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are presented Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 which includes dinner and show. Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her shes been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and cant open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it ... Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks shes cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage. Shaun Hopper, Saturday, May 31, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The acoustic guitarist wizard is known for his fingerstyle guitar playing. Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. An unparalleled master of the fretboard, he merges complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with-one-of-a-kind mix of percussive elements captivating everyone within earshot creating the sound of a full band with just one guitar and his two hands. His original compositions and arrangements of well-loved pop tunes are infused with cutting-edge techniques resulting in a signature style which crosses over a full range of musical genres such as classical, jazz, Irish/Celtic, folk, pop, funk, blues and flamenco. Subsequent years of honing his craft led Shaun to the Winfield National Fingerpicking Championship where he won Best Instrumental song, second place in The Eddies Attic bi-annual songwriting shootout. He has also shared the stage and opened for B.B. King, Tim Reynolds, Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, Switchfoot, G. Love and has even had the opportunity to play personally for Stevie Wonder.St. Petersburg Morrissey Friday, May 30, 8:15 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $55. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The globally-renowned recording and performing artist embarked on an extensive United States tour on May 7 in San Jose, Cailf. Morrisseys special guest on all dates will be singer, songwriter and keyboardist Kristeen Young. The tour dates come on the heels of Morrisseys completion of his forthcoming Harvest Records debut album the artists first since 2009s Years of Refusal recorded in France with producer Joe Chiccarelli. Joining Morrissey on tour will be members of his longtime band: Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums) and Gustavo Manzur (keyboards). Morrisseys recent Autobiography became one of the fastest-selling memoirs in the United Kingdom upon its release in October and set first-week sales records when it entered the U.K. charts at No. 1. Its release also marked the first time a living author had been published by Penguin Classics in the imprints nearly 70-year history. Morrisseys solo career began in 1988, after the dissolution of The Smiths, with the release of Viva Hate. His influence on music and culture has continued to grow over the past 25 years through the release of nine globally acclaimed studio albums and an array of singles, rarities collections and live recordings. He is renowned as one of the worlds most legendary and influential performing artists of all time, recently exemplified in last years concert film, Morrissey 25: Live, recorded in March 2013 at a rare intimate show at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.St. Pete Beach 21st annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Corey Avenue and Gulf Boulevard in downtown St. Pete Beach. Admission is free. The Corey Avenue Merchants Association, responsible for many community programs, will once again host the annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival produced by American Craft Endeavors. This high-end event transforms Corey Avenue into an outdoor craft gallery featuring quality affordable crafts handmade in America. A full spectrum of craft art media will be on display and for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gift items, scented soaps and body products with prices range from as little as $3 to $3,000. A Green Market will offer exotic live plants and gourmet items. Festivals produced by American Craft Endeavors bring together an eclectic mix of the nations most talented crafters. These two-day art events have become annual traditions and are highly anticipated in their respective cities. Each venue is transformed into a first-class outdoor craft gallery. The crafters are juried by independent panels of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their work is original and handmade in America. All crafters will be on-site for the entire duration of the shows allowing the public to meet and talk with them personally, asking questions about their art and inspirations. The craft shows feature a full spectrum of craft art mediums including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. For information, visit www.artfestival.com.Tarpon Springs Open-mic coffeehouse for musicians, poets, and others ; Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m., at Elks Lodge, 237 Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. The show is sponsored by the Tarpon Springs Unitarian Universalist Church. Admission is a charity donation of $1 and/or canned goods item. For information, call 937-4823.2B Just for Fun

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Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henrys anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. Cold in JulyGenre: Crime and thriller Cast: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Nick Damici and Wyatt Russell Director: Jim Mickle Not rated How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although hes hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his familys safety when Freddys ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end.Gore Vidal: The United States of AmnesiaGenre: Documentary Cast: Gore Vidal, Burr Steers, Christopher Hitchens, Jodie Evans, Tim Robbins, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sting, David Mamet, Bob Scheer, William F. Buckley, Jay Parini, Norman Mailer, Nina Straight and Dick Cavett Director: Nicholas Wrathall Not rated No 20th century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-onone interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathalls new documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best including filmmaker/nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens blends with footage from Vidals legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time. Gore Vidals professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters. His return to America in 2005 marked the last great stage in his creative career and this film represents an extraordinary opportunity to share his view on America in the 21st century. Featuring candid vrit footage of Vidal in his final years, the film explores his enduring global impact on art, politics, and everything in between. His overview of the current state of the Republic and the health of US democracy is unique and incisive. This is Gore Vidals last word and testimony.The Love PunchGenre: Comedy Cast: Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Louise Bourgoin and Laurent Lafitte Director: Joel Hopkins Rated: PG-13 The Love Punch brings Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson to the sun-drenched French Riviera in the feel good romantic comedy of the year. The film is a romantic caper about Richard (Brosnan) and Kate (Thompson), a divorced couple who, after their pension is stolen by an unscrupulous businessman, reunite to steal it back. A whirlwind caper about embezzlement, bankrupt employees pension funds and re-discovering old love set in France, The Love Punch was a hit with TIFF audiences where it played to full houses with much laughter and great applause.Words and PicturesGenre: Drama and romance Cast: Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche Director: Fred Schepisi Rated: PG-13 A witty romantic drama, Words and Pictures stars the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Owen) laments his students obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (Binoche) an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish. With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches an inspired plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.Godzilla is a giddy, breathtaking spectacle with monster-sized defectsThe famous aphorism you cannot step twice into the same stream is often ascribed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus, although the phrasing actually comes from Plato as an encapsulation of the Ephesians assertion about ever-present change in the universe. Legions of kaiju fans flocked to theaters last weekend hoping that Gareth Edwards new film Godzilla would allow them to reconnect with the King of Monsters and relive the sheer giddiness they experienced when they first watched Ishir Hondas 1954 genre-kickstarter, the classic Toho film Godzilla. In many ways Edwards big-budget, CGI battle royale fills the bill but plot contrivances, stock characters, clich drama and continuity errors tarnish what could have been a far more compelling story. The original 1954 Godzilla featured a giant monster spawned by nuclear radiation. Its success in Japan and internationally launched the entire kaiju subgenre. Godzilla became a pop culture icon. Toho Studios has made more than two dozen feature films starring Godzilla, with titles such as Godzilla Raids Again (1955), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Ghidorah, the ThreeHeaded Monster (1964), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974). American filmmakers have also tried to cash in on the franchise. The first adaptation was Godzilla, King of the Monsters! in 1956 a film which incorporated footage from the 1954 Godzilla and added new footage featuring Raymond Burr. Godzilla 1985 was also reconstituted from a Japanese film, The Return of Godzilla. Then, in 1998, Roland Emmerich helmed Godzilla starring Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno. That film earned almost universal denigration from reviewers and left audiences wary of ensuing monster movie projects. As Godzilla celebrates his 60th birthday with the release of Edwards new film, it is evident that audiences are ready to embrace the King of Monsters once more. Edwards Godzilla opens in the Philippines in 1999. Two scientists played by Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins are whisked across lush, mountainous landscape to a mining operation where workers have discovered the fossilized bones of an enormous creature. There are also a couple of big sacs hanging from the ceiling of the cavern which audience members immediately identify as monster eggs but no one in the mining crew has figured this out, apparently. Fortunately, the scientists are as observant as the audience. The focus switches to coastal Japan. Husband and wife Joe and Sandra Brody played by Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche work at a Japanese nuclear power plant. The two are concerned about a string of tremors and are on the verge of shutting down the plant when disaster strikes: the quakes which the audience knows are most likely caused by a monster result in a nuclear meltdown. The action picks up 15 years later, with Joe zealously trying to access the quarantined Japanese town where he once lived to prove that the government is hiding the truth about what happened. Joes son, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who was a child when the meltdown occurred, is now an adult with his own family. Ford serves in the U.S. Navy as a bomb disarmament expert. His career choice is emphasized for reasons that will later become evident. When Joe and Ford sneak into the not-so-secured quarantine zone, they get caught and taken to the one place most clandestine government officials would not want them to see: The place where theyre keeping the monster. On the upside, the audience gets its first glimpse at the monster. Except, its not Godzilla. Nope, this is M.U.T.O. Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism and M.U.T.O. is one ugly kaiju. Things quickly start to deteriorate from this point as M.U.T.O. decides hes through letting scientists still the same ones played by Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins poke and prod him and collect various specimen samples because, um, science. M.U.T.O. one heads out to sea to cross the Pacific Ocean, putting it on a course that will eventualReel TimeLee Clark Zumpe Movie review ly lead to the most populous area on the California coastline. Following M.U.T.O. is the U.S. military, headed up by Rear Admiral William Stenz (David Strathairn), and another monster good old Godzilla. Before the big building-smashing, block-rocking climactic smackdown, a third giant monster joins the brawl. Edwards makes the audience wait for his titular character. He provides a compelling backstory and allows the viewer titillating glimpses of Godzilla as the film progresses, but the slow-boil pace means the creature doesnt dominate the screen until the third and final act. That titanic monster battle no doubt forged by an army of digitizers is the heart of the film. Its worth the wait, and seeing it in 3-D is worth the extra admission price. The utter splendor of watching Godzilla scrap with two malevolent kaiju, bulldozing San Francisco in the process, is gleefully dizzying for fans of the genre. The third act is absolute creature-feature paradise. Getting to that pinnacle, though, is hard work. Edwards Godzilla suffers from many basic storytelling foibles. While the audience is waiting for the hardcore action to begin, Edwards tries to fill space with human drama. Unfortunately, his characters are underdeveloped. The Brody family suffers an emotional loss early on in the movie but the grief of that event is conveyed in a formulaic sequence that diminishes its potential power. The two scientists Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Watanabe) and Dr. Vivienne Graham (Hawkins) are little more than stock characters. Serizawa spends most of the film grimly censuring humanity for its arrogance while Graham obedient concurs and looks terminally apprehensive. The characters the audience cares about dont get enough screen time. Other characters like Ford never connect with the audience. In fact, the most empathetic character in the film is Godzilla. As for plot contrivances, it is never explained why Joe and Sandra Brody are working at a Japanese nuclear power plant in the first place or why Joe speaks fluent Japanese or why all the Japanese workers at the plant speak fluent English. Its not that it couldnt happen: Its that the only reason it seems to happen in this film is so that the action can eventually be redirected to American soil. Specifically, it sets the groundwork for introducing characters who are on site witnessing the devastation of San Francisco later on in the story. Ford has to be the most fortuitous character in cinematic history. Hes in Japan when the first monster arrives and hes there when it reawakens after a 15-year dormancy. Hes in Hawaii when it makes a pit stop to munch on a nuclear sub. Hes on a train in the middle of the countryside you get the picture. Oh, and when the military needs someone to switch off a live warhead, hes a bomb disarmament expert. And then theres the huge problem with the entire scene at the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. One would think such a facility would utilize some form of aerial or perimeter surveillance. But wait. The kaiju films of Toho Studios werent exactly Academy Award contenders. Looking back, the stories werent particularly high-caliber. The characters werent all that compelling. The special effects well, lets face it: The monsters were guys in suits. Theres a word for it: suitmation. Despite its flaws, the new Godzilla is superbly entertaining. It manages to mix a conscientious albeit muddied message about hubris and unimpeded human folly with colossal scuffling monsters flattening large metropolises. Its slow-building tension makes it a fun ride and its finale is a spectacle that is exhilarating to behold. The films impressive score, provided by Alexandre Desplat, definitely enhances its impact. Cranston is clearly the human star of the story, but others particularly Elizabeth Olsen as Fords wife Elle and Strathairn the admiral give solid performances. Edwards Godzilla provides substantiation of that aphorism you cannot step twice into the same stream. Watching a Godzilla film as an adult doesnt quite stir up the same level of astonishment as watching the old Toho films as a kid at least not until the monsters start knocking over buildings and tearing each other to shreds. OPENING, from page 1BPhoto courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESAbove, Godzilla rumbles through the city in a scene from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures epic action adventure Godzilla, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Below, Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as Ford Brody and Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody.Photo by KIMBERLEY FRENCH Photo courtesy of LIONSGATEMila Kunis stars as Sharon Gill and Robin Williams as Henry Altmann in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.

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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. SUN SATIONAL SUMMER SPECIAL!Move In By June 15th Get Julys Rent FREE!*Limited Availability & 13 Month LeaseSpacious Apts, Screened-In Lanai, Monthly Calendar Full Of Activities, Transportation, Beautiful Grounds & Much More!Call For Your Tour Today!MyImperialPalmsHome.com(727)585-3723 051514 AFFORDABLE LARGO 1BR $160/Wkly. Dunedin Room, $95/Wkly. Free Water, Electric. Wont Last! Call Or Click www.586-2412.com SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Deluxe, Furnished. 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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. HANSON CLEANERS Now Hiring self-motivated person for counter help. Apply at 12963 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774 APPOINTMENT SETTERSNeeded For Travel Club, Must Be Reliable, Speak Clearly And Read From A Pitch. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour & Commission. 30-40/Hrs. A Week. No Sales, Setting Appts. Apply In Person, Sun-Thurs, 12-8. Only Enthusiastic & Eager People Apply! American Travel Partners, Oxford Plaza, 9466 Seminole Blvd. CALL (727)393-6000 Ext-0 Ask For Darlene Or Janet. ROOFING MECHANICS WITH Local Experience and Hand Tools. Steady Work. Business Located In Largo. (727)330-7820 FT/PT SEMINOLE CURVES We are looking for energetic, self-motivated and those interested in health and nutrition, with a flexible schedule. (727)320-9737. HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED For beach resort condos. Full or part time. Apply in person Tuesday thru Saturday from 9am-3pm. Ram Sea Resort 17200 Gulf Blvd. N Redington Beach, 33708 Ask for Mariann or Carol (727)397-0441. Background check required. SECURITY GUARDPinecrest Place retirement community, located in Largo, has an opening for a P/T Security Guard, 2pm-9pm, 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. CNAS & HOME HEALTH AIDES Pinecrest Place, an upscale retirement community located in Largo is seeking P-T CNAs & Home Health Aides for our Personalized Living Home Healthcare office. The position requires candidates to assist residents with ADLs based on their individualized plan of care. Escort residents to Dr. appointment; possess excellent customer service skills; able to communicate effectively with resident, visitors, members of health care team. Must be flexible with hours available to include weekend & holidays as required by resident needs. Candidates can apply in person at Pinecrest Place, 1150 8th Ave. SW; Largo, FL 33770 or fax resume to (727)581-8409. Drug free workplace; EOE; Must have valid CNA certification HOUSEKEEPERS/ GUEST ROOM Attendants: Full-Time and Part-Time needed immediately. Saturdays and Sundays required. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club, 19607 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 LEGACY VACATION CLUB Is looking for a dynamic experienced Front Desk Agent/ Activities Coordinator to deliver outstanding guest service and activities to create a pleasurable vacation experience for our guests. Full-Time. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club, 19607 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 Deliver the Home Delivery Independent Distributor Opportunities$800-$1,700/month Paid WeeklyOpportunities throughout Pinellas County Early Morning Hours Must be at least 18 Valid drivers license Reliable vehicle & car insurance Tampabay.com/distributor866-498-4637 BOOKKEEPERQuickbooks, Part-time, Nonsmoking, Seminole Area. 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WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING EARLY DEADLINES: 727-397-5563Retail Advertising Seminole/Beach Beacon Largo Leader Belleair Bee Clearwater Beacon: Thursday, May 22 @ NoonClassified Advertising Display Ads: Thursday, May 22 @ 5 p.m. Line Ads: Friday, May 23 @ NoonEditorial Press Releases Thursday, May 22 @ Noon050114 300. Notices 300. Notices 300. Notices SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted Classified Deadlines: Line Ads: Monday Noon Display: Friday 5PM Call Early! 397-5563 UNBEATABLE PRICE$! FA$T RE$ULT$!Sell Your Home In The Classieds!CALL TODAY! 397-5563SWIM INSTRUCTIONAll Ages And Levels. Long Time Honored Swim Teacher Makes It Easy And Fun! No Tears Just Results! Your Pool Or Ours In Clearwater Beach And Clearwater. (727)804-3399 WABCswim.Com/CLW 410. Massage TherapyQUALITY IN-HOME MASSAGE Licensed Professional #10674. (727)851-2577. Advanced Scheduling Required. 60 and 90 Minute Sessions. 425. Child Care/PreschoolDAEANNS HOME DAY CARE Ages 0-5/Years, 6AM-6PM, In Beautiful Largo Home, Teen/E.L.C. Program. #52-51-04487. (727)481-6906 435. Adult Care & Svcs.CAREGIVER, CERTIFIED HOME Health Aide, Available 7 Days A Week, Live-In Or Hourly. Good References. Call Barbara, (727)596-7539. DO YOU NEED A LIVE-IN CAREGIVER?I Am Flexible In Availability. Excellent References. Call Angie, (727)225-2451. HOME HEALTH CARE PLUS Days/Nights. 33 Years Experience. Excellent References. (727)447-1574 CAREGIVER/ COMPANION Experienced. Excellent References. Also Available Weekends & Nights (727)447-1574 485. Help WantedGLOBAL CONNECTIONS Agents/ Reservations, Monday-Thursday, 10:30AM-7:00PM and Saturday, 9:00AM-5:00PM, $10/Hour. Insurance, 401K, travel benefits, plus booking incentives. Must have computer, customer service skills. Fax resume: (727)467-9097, E-mail: kbrazier@gcitravel.net 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

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Classieds 5B Leader, May 22, 2014 505. Part-Time Help 485. Help Wanted 830. Van & SUV Sales 885. Autos Wanted COOKS, SERVERS, AND DELIVERY POSITIONS New Restaurant in Redington Beach Hotel. (646)533-2907 MEDICAL ASSISTANT Caring Self-starter, With Front/ Back Office Skills And Phlebotomy Skills. Southeast Regional Arthritis Center. (727)447-3434 THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH Is seeking an Experienced Public Works Maintenance Person to Perform Indoor/ Outdoor Maintenance. Must have a Valid FL Drivers License. $12 to $15 Per Hour. Call Town Hall, (727)391-3875, for Further Information. EOE. DRY CLEANERS: Counter Help, Part-time, Tuesday-Friday 1:00-7:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM. Apply: Belleair Bluffs Cleaners, 2924 West Bay Drive. (727)585-1101. 505. Part-Time HelpRESIDENT 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 LPN: PINECREST PLACEA Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, 2nd & 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. RETAIL PAINT COUNTER HELP Must Have Qualified Experience. $10 Per Hour. St. Pete Location. Call (727)455-4955. PART-TIME MAINTENANCE Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. 810. Auto Sales HONDA CIVIC 20002 Door, Automatic, Ice Cold Air$695 DELIVERSMany More to Choose From. VALUE FIRST AUTO SALES 8021 1st St N, St Pete *(727)578-2345 1992 CADILLAC EL DORADO 86,000 Original Miles. Senior Owned. Must see to appreciate! $3,500. (727)259-3890 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA PRICE CHANGE! Excellent Condition, Private Owner, Well Maintained, Garaged, All Power, 27,000/Miles, $14,200. (727)586-1915. MOVING, MUST SELL! 2010 Hyundai Elantra, 47,000 Highway Miles. Excellent Condition In & Out. Priced Below Book, $11,500. (727)421-3503 HONDA 2003 ACCORD EX V6 Sedan AT, Leather, Sunroof, 94K Miles, $10,988. Superior Auto, 7290 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park. www.727Cars.com (727)545-8777 LINCOLN 2008 TOWN CAR Signature Limited, Sunroof, Only 56K Miles, $15,988. 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Missouri Ave. Largo 727-584-7330LargoFamilyRestaurant.comDrafts $1.50 Bottle Beer $2.25 Wine $2.25 Mixed Drinks $3.00Sunday Karaoke 5pm-8:30pm Offering Daily Specials FREE WiFi Outdoo Take-Ou Catering & Big Parties 3 Flat Screen TVs RLY BIRD SPECIALS$6.95Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm All served with potato and vegetable, soup or salad & dessertGift Cards Available $495$895$795295052214 Every Day: Grilled Chicken Sandwichw/french fries or soup with purchase of drink Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11am-4pm $895 Ruth Eckerd Hall announces 2014-15 Broadway SeriesRuth Eckerd Hall recently announced its Broadway Series for the 2014-15 season, which will include the exclusive Tampa Bay area premiere of the brand-new musicals I Love Lucy Live On Stage and Anything Goes, along with the American classics Smokey Joes Caf and Guys and Dolls and other musicals. We are proud to present the Florida premiere of I Love Lucy Live On Stage after long runs in Los Angeles and Chicago, said Zev Buffman in a press release. Buffman is president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. The surprise addition of Cole Porters recent Tony Award-winning Anything Goes makes me want to rush to the theater. All of these musical miracles, along with the phenomenal acoustics of Ruth Eckerd Hall spell out great joy. Single tickets range in price from $35 to $100. Call 791-7400, visit www.rutheckerdhall.com or visit the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Following is a summary of Ruth Eckerd Halls 2014-15 Broadway Series. Times, dates, performers, performances and descriptions of performances are all subject to change. Smokey Joes Caf featuring the Coasters Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 8 p.m. Welcome to the hottest joint in town. The Coasters are headlining and its always a party at Smokey Joes Caf! This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a raise the roof, songand-dance celebration of some of rock n rolls greatest hits. Get ready for songs like Hound Dog, Stand By Me, Yakety Yak, Jailhouse Rock, Spanish Harlem, On Broadway, Kansas City, Love Potion No. 9 and Fools Fall in Love. Guys and Dolls Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, 7 p.m. Set in Damon Runyons mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight mission doll, out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact shes been engaged to the same man for 14 years and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fianc, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown and Blood Pressure two short stories by Damon Runyon. Chicago Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 and 8 p.m. A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing youve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. Its also no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether youre looking for your first Broadway musical, whether youve seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether youve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, Chicago always delivers. Chicago features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Jekyll & Hyde Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men one a doctor, passionate and romantic the other, a terrifying madman and two women one, beautiful and trusting the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both women in love with the same man. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable This Is the Moment, Someone Like You and A New Life. Anything Goes Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8 p.m. All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theaters most memorable standards, including I Get A Kick Out Of You, Youre the Top, and of course, Anything Goes. I Love Lucy Live On Stage Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2 and 8 p.m. I Love Lucy Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. Its 1952 and you are a memSteel Magnolias to openST. PETERSBURG American Stage Theatre Company will present its fifth main stage play of this season with Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias, opening Friday, May 23 and running through Sunday, June 15, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. This production of the classic story features an all AfricanAmerican cast. Steel Magnolias will be presented in two acts with one intermission. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets start at $39. Student advance tickets are $20. Students rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain. Seniors receive a $2 discount off single tickets. Active military tickets are free with valid military identification, presented to the box office. Active military members also receive 20 percent off additional tickets for friends and family. There will be one special Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, May 21, 8 p.m. Steel Magnolias is set in the present day at Truvys Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Shelbys wedding day nears, so the beauty shop ladies of Chinquapin Parrish, Louisiana delicate as magnolias but tough as steel have a lot to talk about. From the new assistant who announces, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair, to the town matron who declares, Im not crazy Ive just been in a very bad mood 40 years!, Steel Magnolias is alternately hilarious and touching, sure to be the feel-good hit of the season. Bob Devin Jones is directing for American Stage Theatres production of Steel Magnolias. He is a native of Los Angeles has resided in St. Petersburg since 1997. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he has been a theater worker for more than 35 years, working as an actor, playwright, and director. He serves on the USF College of Education Advisory Board, and the boards of freeFall Theatre, Creative Clay, First Night and American Stage, where he directed the most recent production in the August Wilson Century Cycle, Two Trains Running. In January 2014, Jones was awarded the first Arts Alliance Muse Award. In 2005, he was a recipient of the Bank of America Hero Award. From 2001 through 2005, he served on the arts advisory panel for the city of St. Petersburg. He wrote the musical Manhattan Casino, which premiered at the Coliseum in 2001. He also is the author of nearly two dozen plays, including Elijah Moore: The I Got Em Man, The Florida Highwaymen: Further Down the Road, C, a Water Narrative: and Uncle Ben, which he has performed in Los Angeles, Cork Ireland, Memphis, Seattle, St. Petersburg and New York City. Sharon E. Scott is the assistant director for this production. Scott began her career in New York and has performed around the world, touring with several national and international companies, appearing in North and South America, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and Singapore. She has also built some directorial and assistant director credits, which include Aint Misbehavin, Mahalia, Beehive, Crowns, Black Nativity and Nunsense. Scott has also produced and directed dozens of cabaret shows and concerts. The cast includes Whitney Drake as Shelby EatentonLatcherie, Perri Gaffney as Ouiser Boudreaux, Brandy Grant as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, Fanni Green as MLynn Eatenton, Tia Jemison as Truvy Jones, and Erica Sutherlin as Clairee Belcher. Photo by CHAD JACOBS/AMERICAN STAGE THEATREFrom left, Brandy Grant, Perri Gaffney, Fanni Green, Whitney Drake, Tia Jemison and Erica Sutherlin star in American Stage Theatres production of Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias, running May 23 through June 15.ber of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience where you experience firsthand the filming of two hilarious I Love Lucy episodes, complete with charming host, s style harmonies from the Crystaltone Singers and the sidesplitting antics of Americas favorite foursome; Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel. Whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy. Flashdance The Musical Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8 p.m. The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. Flashdance The Musical features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song Flashdance What a Feeling, Maniac, Gloria, Manhunt and I Love Rock & Roll. In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Roth. Flashdance The Musical features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. RAIN A Tribute to The Beatles Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3 and 8 p.m. Due to overwhelming demand, Rain A Tribute To The Beatles returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles discography live onstage including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition to the updated sets that include brand new LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content, new songs have also been added to the tour. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance in this multi-media concert, thats as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Days Night, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends. Photo by DENISE TRUSCELLOAs part of Ruth Eckerd Halls 2014-15 Broadway Series, Flashdance The Musical comes to the Tampa Bay area March 28, 2015, recounting the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.



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INSIDE LARGOStory winners announcedEighteen finalists were chosen in the 30th annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition awards were presented by the Friends of Largo Library. ... Page 3A .POLICE BEATWoman calls attention to scamA Largo woman alerted the Sixth Judicial Circuit of a scam targeting citizens supposedly fined for not showing up for jury duty. ... Page A.POLICE BEATAttorney awardedLargo attorney David Robert Ellis received the Clearwater Bars highest award at the May 16, Law Dau Luncheon. ... Page 9A.Elections office asks for vet bios The Vote in Honor of a Vet program honors veterans ... Page 7A. Also check out Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore ... Page 1B.X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters this weekend Volume XXXVI,No. 44 May 22, 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 050114 Exp. 6-15-14Exp. 6-15-14Exp. 6-15-14 Exp. 6-15-14SPA 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 wih oher offers. Exp. 6/15/14050114 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available wih oher offers. Exp 6/15/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available wih oher ofers. Exp 6/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available wih oher offers. Exp 6/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF City receives more housing fundsLargo to create committee to oversee affordable housing expenditures By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO This year, the city of Largo will receive just barely over the minimum allocation from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership, or SHIP, prompting the creation of an 11-person board to oversee how those funds are spent. Largos first and only Affordable Housing Advisory Committee was created in 2008 and disbanded after the committee submitted the report required by the state. Since then, the city has received no more than the $350,000 minimum. The minimum funding, I think, has been a response to budget shortfalls that the states had, said Tom Moore, city housing finance specialist. But now the state is increasing funding for affordable housing. For the next fiscal year, Largo will receive $359,000. So just over the minimum, Mayor Pat Gerard commented. Well, that is good news. The funding up to now has been limited to two or three projects. The increase is small, but will have an impact. It expands our ability to help more people, Moore said. The committee would make recommendations to the commission about affordable housing incentives in expedited permitting, impact fee waivers or modifications, density flexibility, reservation of infrastructure, accessory dwelling units, parking and setbacks, flexible lot configurations, street requirements and development near transportation hubs and major employment centers and mixed-use developments. The requirements for the 11-person board calls for experts in home building, banking, advocacy for low-income persons and real estate as well as those who are involved in providing affordable housing. Only one person must live within the city of Largo, but the other requirements are very specific, A great place to be a kid Largo summer camp options are filling up fastJolly, Overby and write-in candidate vie for District 13WWII vet among a generation that will be long remembered By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Summer in the city of Largo starts Monday, June 9 with the launch of its camp season, with more than 60 different types of camps being offered until mid-August. In a city that highly values its recreation department, the sheer range of camp options is formidable. Theres no shortage. If you live in Largo, theres something for your kids to do this summer, said Mary Nolen, assistant director of the Recreation, Parks and Arts department. Its a great place to be a kid. But the demand also is high. The city anticipates about 900 children participating in one of its seven full-day camps, lasting all 10 weeks of the camp season. Another 600 to 700 will participate in theater, sports, aquatics or specialty camps, Nolen said. Only three full-day camps still have openings. Bayhead Teen Camp, Camp Creativity and Naturemania each have about 15 spots left. We have 45 openings left and were still three weeks out, Nolen said. Theyre definitely going to fill. Bayhead Teen Camp for students who have completed grades sixth through eighth, is held at the Bayhead Complex and includes themed activities, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and special guests speakers. Camp Director Janel Smith and staffer Dennis Miyawa also have planned weekly field trips to a Rays Game, MOSI, Airheads and Gatti Town. Photos courtesy of THE CITY OF LARGOAbove, youth skateboard at Bayhead Skate Park, where Skate Camp will take place. Bottom right, Naturemania campers feed the turtles at McGough Nature Park in Largo. See CAMPS, page 4APinellas ready to celebrate first holiday of summer By SUZETTE PORTERMemorial Day marks the beginning of the summer holiday season with a much-anticipated three-day weekend, running May 2426 this year. Millions of Americans are planning holiday trips. AAA Travel projects more than 36 million will take trips beyond 50 miles 1.5 percent more than last year from May 22 through May 26, the official Memorial Day holiday travel period. Floridians are expected to account for 1.8 million of those travelers. A long and unusually harsh winter gave many Americans the travel bug, said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. Combine rising temperatures with signs of an improving economy, and travel for the holiday should hit a new post-recession high. AAAs 2014 forecast is 2.6 percent higher than the 10-year historical average and the second highest travel volume since 2000. The year 2005 was the highest. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey, 88 percent of travelers, or 31.8 million, will travel by automobile, an increase from 31.4 million last year. Holiday air travel is expected to increase by 2.4 percent to 2.6 million leisure travelers. Travel by other modes of transportation including cruise, trains and buses will see the largest increase, up 6.5 percent. Improvements in several key economic factors are driving the expectation for more holiday travelers this year, according to a news release from AAA. Consumer spending, disposable income, consumer confidence and the employment outlook are trending up which is welcomed news for the travel industry, Jenkins said. Travelers will encounter slightly higher prices with airfares 6 percent higher, mid-range hotels up 2 percent and car rentals costing 1 percent more. The good news is that gas prices will be the same or slightly lower than 2013. The average price of a gallon of unleaded was $3.63 on Memorial Day last year. As of Sunday, May 18, the average price was $3.65 about 3 cents more than the same day in 2013, according to AAAs Fuel Gauge Report. Floridians were paying $3.64 about 17 cents more. Motorists in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area were paying $3.55 9 cents less than the state average and 17 For local Memorial Day services, see page 5A. By SUZETTE PORTERAfter a hard-won victory during a March special election to get the interim position in the U.S. House of Representatives for Pinellas Countys District 13, David Jolly finds himself challenged by a Libertarian and one writein candidate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Floridas Democratic Party made the news May 2 when the qualifying period for congressional candidates ended with only a Republican, a Libertarian, a no party affiliation and a write-in candidate in the running for District 13. The lack of a Democrat was the subject of much speculation. Democrat Alex Sink, who challenged Jolly in the March 13 special election, announced April 15 that she would not run. Florida Democrats released a statement May 2 saying they were backing NPA candidate Ed Jany, a registered Democrat, of Tampa. However, Jany announced May 13 that he was leaving the By BOB McCLURETREASURE ISLAND Some of the details are beginning to fade but the memories are still strong in the mind of Sam Consolo, a 94-year-old World War II veteran. Consolo, who lives in Treasure Island with his son and daughter-and-law, Joe and Joan Consolo, was among a group of World War II vets who took part in a local Honor Flight trip May 6 to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. It was a very proud day, said Consolo. I was very fortunate to get up there with the rest of the gang. The day was among many proud moments for this member of what former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw once called the Greatest Generation. Brokaw coined the phrase in reference to those who grew up during the Great Depression and went on to carry the United States through World War IIPhoto by BOB McCLURESam Consolo displays medals he was awarded for serving his country during World War II. David Jolly Lucas Overby See DISTRICT 13, page 4A See HOLIDAY, page 4A See VET, page 4A See FUNDS, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . .9-10A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Community . . . . . . . .14-15A County . . . . . . . . . . .5-8A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .12A Health . . . . . . . . . . .11A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .17A Pet connection . . . . . . . .18A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .8A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .16A Sport briefs . . . . . . . . .15A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .13A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising Look for thewho wins. READERS CHOICETo cast your ballot, see page 14A.VIEWPOINTSD-Day revisitedErnie Pyle at Normandy. Page 13A. Camp Creativity for students leaving grades three through five, is held at the Largo Community Center. The camp offers a smaller group setting with a maximum of 35 campers who will enjoy a summer of cooking, crafts, gardening, acting, nature and more. Naturemania is held at the McGough Nature Park for completed grades one through five. Each week, campers will hike on trails, hear from guest speakers, explore the nature park, enjoy time in the pool and make arts and crafts. The remaining full-day camps run daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with aftercare hours available for an additional fee.

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Vinyl reusable diapers are available for $3 .Teens invited to open basketball LARGO Highland Recreation Complex will host Teen Basketball Nite Saturday, June 21, 7 to 11 p.m., at 400 Highland Ave. The cost is $5 resident and $6.25 nonresidents with a recreation ID or $9.25 without one. Enjoy four hours of open play with games and prizes. Concessions will be available. Re-entry is not allowed. For more information, visit PlayLargo.com or call 518-3016.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.comor LargoPools.com.Southwest hosts synchronized swimming showLARGO A synchronized swimming clinic and water show will be offered Friday, May 30, at Southwest Pool. The free clinic will begin at 6 p.m. Participants should bring a bathing suit, towel, and goggles and will receive free tickets to the show that evening. The water show will begin at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Raffles and concessions will be available. For event information and tickets, contact Diane at aatanasio@live.com or 698-2625.Aqua Zumba is May 31LARGO Enjoy non-stop dancing in the water with high-energy music and leaders at the Aqua Zumba Bash Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Southwest Pool. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. No swimming skills necessary; the minimum water depth is 4 feet. Kick off the summer at Southwest LARGO Come kick off the summer with the Southwest neighborhood, friends and family at the Southwest Pool Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The cost is $2 for residents and $3 for nonresidents with a recreation ID or $6 without one. A hot dog lunch and bottled water will be available while supplies last. Door prizes will be given away. Floats, inner tubes and diving boards will be available for recreational use. Enjoy underwater exploration with Discover Scuba; participants ages 17 and younger will require a parent signature. Food trucks come to SouthwestLARGO Local food truck vendors will converge on Southwest Pool for Food Truck Family Fridays, starting June 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Find out what all the hype is about. Enjoy an array of food along with a swim in the pool with fun, games, rafts and music. Prices and foods vary per food truck vendor.Reserve a table at the Community Garage SaleLARGO Tables at Southwest Recreation Complexs Community Garage Sale will go on sale Monday, June 2. Tables cost $9 each and are limited to two per person. The complex will do all the advertising, setup, and clean up for the event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 to noon, at 13120 Vonn Road. Space is limited. Set up on the day of the event begins at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call 518-3125.Largo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Ce ntral 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.Relay for Life returnsLARGO The Largo Relay for Life teams will camp out in Largo Central Park to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer Friday, May 30, 6 p.m. until Saturday, May 3, 6 a.m. Relay for Life is an overnight event packed with activities and entertainment. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds for cancer prevention and treatment. One of the many highlights of the event is the luminaria ceremony, or candlelight vigil, held at nightfall to honor cancer survivors and caregivers and to remember those lost to cancer. The event, originally scheduled for May 2, was postponed due to inclement weather. For more information, call Rachel at 919-539-5771 or visit relayforlife.org.Ride the trainLARGO Folks can ride miniature trains around Largo Central Park on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the first full weekend of the month. Rides are free, though donations are accepted.Genealogy classes offeredLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a variety of free classes every month at Largo Public Library. For a complete list of classes, visit www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx. Contact Bob Bryan at 595-4521 or BBryan84@gmail.com.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Arthritis water exercise offered in LargoLARGO The aquatics division of the city of Largo is offering a new season of water exercise for those suffering from arthritis. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Imperial Palms Apartments east clubhouse pool, 101 Imperial Palm Drive. Dawn Lewellyn is the instructor, certified by the Arthritis Foundation. The classes are conducted in shallow water with a step entry and exit. No swimming skills are required, however, one should be comfortable in waist deep water. As with any exercise program, check with your doctor before starting. A lifeguard will be on duty during all class times. Interested participants can try their first class for free. The monthly fee is $36 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Each participant must also have a Largo Recreation Card, which can be purchased at the Largo Community Center or Highland Recreation Complex. There is no drop-in fees or punch card access for this program. Tidalwave Tuesdays returnsLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays June 10, 17 and 24, 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $3 and open to middle and high school youth. Splashs Snack Bar will be open. Learn Hot Hula at HighlandLARGO Highland Recreation Complex will host Hot Hula Bash Saturday, June 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The class is for beginners to advanced dancers. Learn all the Hot Hula dance moves in the two hours bash. Raffle prizes and healthy snacks will be offered.Toddlers to enjoy an Itty Bitty Pool PartyLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host an Itty Bitty Pool Party Friday, June 20, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $2.50. Enjoy companionship of other parents and careCity calendar City calendarLARGO The 30th annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition awards were presented by the Friends of Largo Library April 21.Cathedras infeliciter fermentet tremulus agricolae. Bellus chirographi vocificat agricolae. Saetosus fiducias corrumperet plane gulosus oratori, ut cathedras circumgrediet adfabilis saburre, semper adlaudabilis quadrupei verecunde praemuniet bellus oratori. Catelli miscere verecundus agricolae. Matrimonii pessimus fortiter circumgrediet pretosius chirographi, quod bellus fiducias corrumperet suis. Caesar imputat parsimonia saburre, utcunque plane gulosus umbraculi satis fruLargo Rec offers swim lessons for all agesLARGO Take the first step in protecting your child this summer by signing them up for swim lessons at Largos Highland Family Aquatic Center or Southwest Pool. Back by popular demand, Largo Recreation is offering American Red Cross swim lessons. The certified swim instructors will help your child progress through various swimming and safety skills. Students will be tested on the first day of the session and placed into an appropriate swim level class. American Red Cross lessons are held at both Highland Family Aquatic Center, at 400 Highland Ave., and Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road. Highland pool also is offering a variety of group swimming lessons for children ages 6 months to 10 years old, including parent/child classes Monday through Thursday. Southwest pool is offering youth swim lessons Monday and Wednesday as well as adult swim lessons that will help participants become a strong and confident swimmer. For individuals who desire a more intimate learning environment or just need some additional help, 30-minute private lessons begin June 10. For a complete list of swim lessons and details, visit LargoPools.com or call the facility. Call Highland Family Aquatic Center at 518-3016 and Southwest Pool at 518-3126.

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4A Largo Leader, May 22, 2014cents more than they paid at the pump May 17, 2013. With many plans already made and budgets set, it is unlikely that gas prices will have a significant effect on travel plans compared to a year ago, Jenkins said.Safety firstLocal law enforcement will be on the roads working to keep everyone safe this holiday weekend. Florida Highway Patrol typically suspends office duties to place as many troopers on the road as possible to ensure the safety of all motorists. Pinellas County sheriffs deputies and municipal police departments also will be out on local roads encouraging motorists to obey the laws and to not drink and drive. The National Highway Traffic Safetys annual Click it or Ticket campaign, which began May 19 and continues through June 1, is designed to encompass the holiday period. Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives, according to an NHTSA website promoting the use of seatbelts. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Local law enforcement also will be out on the areas waterways this weekend. With area meteorologists predicting sunny skies, boaters are expected to be out in force. Those venturing out can expect to see the sheriffs Marine Unit as well as Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officers and the U.S. Coast Guard as they celebrate the holiday on waterways and out in the Gulf. Authorities will be checking to make sure everyone has proper safety equipment, including flotation devices. They also will be looking for boaters that may be intoxicated. National Boating Safety Week, May 17-23, preludes the Memorial Day Weekend and is designed to increase awareness of the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times. The National Weather Service is participating in this years Wear It campaign, providing information on the dangers of drinking and boating, thunderstorm safety, life jacket awareness, hurricane preparedness, safe navigation in fog and the importance of fire extinguishers. Visit www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/safeboating. Most boating fatalities are by drowning. According to the National Safe Boating Council, the lead organization of the Wear It campaign, 84 percent of those who drown, while boating, are not wearing a life jacket. Visit safeboatingcampaign.com. Dont just carry a life jacket Wear It! is the campaigns theme. And the organization is accepting no excuses. Now, new styles are available comfortable, lightweight and perfect for any boating activity or sport, according to the campaign literature. Boaters should know that todays life jackets come in all shapes and sizes from comfortable inherently buoyant styles to inflatable suspenders and belt packs. There are even life jackets for our four-legged friends. According to the U.S. Coast Guard another sponsor of Safe Boating Week, someone is injured or killed in a boating accident every 2 1/2 hours. The chance of drowning is one is 66 for those who wear a life jacket and one in 11 for those who dont. Nearly 57 percent of boating accidents are due to operator error, poor judgment or inexperience. Florida ranks No. 1 for the most boating fatalities in 2013 with 58 and No. 1 for the most boating acciand into post-war prosperity. Consolo, a Chicago native, made his mark over a five-year span as a sergeant in the U.S. Army 540th Combat Engineers. His tour of duty took him from the shores of Algeria and Morocco, to Sicily, Naples and Anzio; to Rome, France, the Rhineland and Ardennes Alsace where he and so many Americans had to fight their way out of the Battle of the Bulge in early 1945. Like so many engineers, Consolos job was to help clear the way for U.S. ground troops to stage amphibious landings. They also cleared areas of mines, built bridges and cleared tunnels using demolitions. They built roads and they constructed facilities to act as hospitals or prisoner of war camps. Through it all, Consolo and his buddies were subjected to enemy air and artillery attacks. We had to clear the field and pick up mines for our troops to get through, he explained. Some were on water, some on land. Among his duties was diving underwater without SCUBA gear to search for mines. Once he spotted a mine, another unit came in and disarmed or removed it. Consolo still remembers the day his unit was called upon to help get U.S. troops across the Rhine River from France to Germany. The river current was so strong, conventional boats couldnt be used without sweeping the troops down the river. So Consolo and his colleagues improvised. We slung a line across for the (soldiers in) boats to hold onto to get across the river, he explained. It was a great operation. We got the whole battalion across. Later on, he got a personal handshake from Gen. George Patton. Consolo also remembers the day his best buddy Cpl. Arthur Courts fell in a foxhole. Courts was a big man, Sam recalled. He was so big that they needed a crane to pull the corporal out. Sam still gets a chuckle out of it. Then later, after the war was actually over, Consolo and his unit were assigned to round up German SS troops. It wasnt easy. We had a battle with them and they finally gave up and surrendered themselves, he said. We came out with a half a dozen of them. We turned them over (to other military officials) and they put them in jail. He also recalls the day a 4-year-old Russian orphan boy came running out of the woods and jumped on his back. Suddenly, Consolo was a surrogate father. He just started hugging me and kissing me, Consolo said. It was something else. Consolo later turned over the young man to U.S. authorities who put him in a U.S. orphanage. After that, he lost touch with the young man. Never saw him again. Unlike many of his buddies, Consolo had one thing in favor much of the time he was at war. His older brother, Phil Consolo, a professional dancer, teamed with his partner Melba in USO shows throughout Europe, entertaining the troops. Phil managed to stay close to Sam much of the war and two brothers actually were able to see one another from time to time. Despite his many combat experiences, Sam came home unscathed. I was never wounded, he said. I was very fortunate getting through. I lost a lot of good friends of mine going through it. Although he never picked up a Purple Heart, Consolo did receive two bronze medals and one silver medal. Then, in August 2012, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal by the French government and was knighted. The medal is Frances highest distinction and is awarded to all living U.S. veterans who risked their life during World War II fighting on French territory. Consolo is just one of many who sacrificed so much during those war years but he said he would do it again. Yes, I would do it all over again for the same cause, he said. It was an effort by all the men and women. We all did it together. Thats why many believe they are the Greatest Generation. race, citing a previous work commitment. In my professional capacity, I am responsible for coordinating some of the Command and Control for Security at the World Cup in Brazil this year, something I committed to doing some time ago, Jany said in a statement. I wrongly assumed that I could maintain my professional work requirements while running for office, just as I was able to work full-time as a police officer while pursuing a full-time education and balancing my military service in the past. Many political experts now say that Jolly is the sure winner, meaning the Republicans will keep the District 13 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Former Rep. C.W. Bill Young served from 1971 to 2013 and was the longest-serving Republican member of Congress when he died Oct. 18, 2013. Libertarian Lucas Overby of Clearwater, who also ran against Jolly March 13, announced April 21 that he was bowing out of the race. On May 2, Overby announced he was back in. After much deliberation and a number of careful consultations with my family, campaign team and community, I have decided to renew by candidacy for the 13th Congressional District seat, Overby said in a press release. Pinellas County deserves real choices on the ballot in November, by running for this office, I can serve my community by helping to ensure a real dialogue and discussion on the issues facing us. Because Jolly and Overby are running unopposed, there will be no primary election in August for District 13. Michael S. Levinson of St. Petersburg is the write-in candidate. His name will not appear on the ballot. Jolly received 48.43 percent of the vote in the March 13 special election. Sink took in 46.56 percent. Overby received 4.83 percent and Levinson received less than 1 percent. DISTRICT 13, from page 1A VET, from page 1A At left, AAA Travel projects more than 36 million will take trips beyond 50 miles 1.5 percent more than last year from May 22 through May 26, the official Memorial Day holiday travel period. Floridians are expected to account for 1.8 million of those travelers. At right, boaters are expected to be out in force to take advantage of a holiday forecast filled with sunshine and warm temperatures. Life jackets are must-haves for everyone on board. dents with 685. California ranked No. 2 with 37 deaths and 426 accidents. In 2012, Pinellas County ranked No. 3 in the state for the number of accidents, according to a report from the FWC. Every day I hear about the grim consequences of not wearing a life jacket while boating, said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly.Tow to GoSince 1998, AAA and Budweiser have collaborated to offer a Tow to Go program throughout Florida, Georgia, and the Western two-thirds of Tennessee. Since the program began, more than 23,000 intoxicated drivers have taken advantage of the last-resort service to get home safely. The free program available to AAA members and nonmembers provides a tow and free ride home. Tow to Go is available this Memorial Day holiday from May 23 through 6 a.m. May 27. Residents in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee can call 855-2-TOW-2-GO (855-286-9246). Tow trucks can take up to two people home. Appointments are not accepted. Tow to Go is designed to be used as a last resort. Partiers should designate a driver before drinking begins. In certain situations, AAA may contact a cab company or law enforcement to assist with getting an intoxicated person home. HOLIDAY, from page 1A FUNDS, from page 1APin-MAR Antique Car Club celebrates its Golden Jubilee By TIFFANY RAZZANOLARGO In February 1964, six antique car buffs from central Pinellas County gathered for the first time to celebrate their passion for Model A cars. On weekends, theyd work together on their vintage Fords, and theyd also meet monthly at a local funeral home to discuss club business and car preservation. That was the start of Pin-MAR Antique Car Club an acronym for its original name, Pinellas Model A Restorers. Today, the club, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary April 19 with a picnic at Walsingham Park, welcomes all types of vintage cars and has over 135 members hailing from throughout the entire Tampa Bay area. They meet monthly still, but these days at Heritage Village in Largo. And Pinellas Park residents will recognize them as a staple in the citys annual Holiday Parade. In fact, the club is a Pinellas Park tradition, said club President Ron Roberson, as its the only organization to participate in every single parade since it began in 1972. People really love to see those old cars, he said. Many car clubs focus solely on preserving and admiring their automobiles. But thats not all Pin-MAR is about, said Bob Croslin, a past president of the group and member since 1971. Rather than sitting around at a show, the groups members actually drive their old cars on local and long-distance tours throughout the county and Central Florida. Thats because in some ways, the club is more about the people than the cars, Croslin said. You really meet amazing people, he said. Roberson said its the first car club that his wife actually joined with him. Many of the members are couples, he said. Because its really a lot of fun. The couples thing really was an attraction for us because it made it more fun for [my wife.] In June, theyll take a local, and on the fourth of July, theyll have a tour that ends at a breakfast spot. Locations for these events havent been set yet, but for more information on these upcoming tours and other club happenings, visit www.pinmar.org. Newcomers are welcome on these tours. If youre interested, you can just come out and hop in line, Roberson said. For many, this is the only chance they get to drive their antique cars. Were so used to our creature comforts, like AC and power steering, Croslin said. So theyre fun to drive on a tour, but I sure wouldnt want to drive it every day. The club is also a big supporter of Heritage Village. In 1988, the club sponsored the relocation of the H.C. Smith Mercantile building into Heritage Village. Not only did they furnish the store, they also attached a 1920s-style garage, built from a Ford instruction manual from that era, that houses two Model T Fords today. Pin-MAR members operate the store, which sells sodas, and maintain the parks five operational antique vehicles. Meetings are generally held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Heritage Village. Newcomers are always welcome. Wed really like to attract some younger members, Croslin said.Photos courtesy of RON ROBERSONAbove, Pin-MARs biggest project was relocating the H.C. Smith Mercantile into Heritage Village Park in Largo. The club holds most of its monthly meetings in the park. At right, Gareth and Deborah Eiche pose in period costume with their 1934 Ford Victoria at Pin-MARs 50th anniversary picnic.Specialty camps Several of the citys wide range of specialty camps are still accepting new campers. My First Camp with Ms. Cindy is a full-summer camp for ages 3 to 5 at Southwest Recreation Complex. The half-day camp offers school readiness curriculum that works on developing childrens social and creative skills while letting them express themselves freely. Only 15 children are enrolled per week. Three of the citys weeklong camps feature visits to the police department and fire stations. New this year is Firefighter Kid Camp which allows campers, ages 7 to 12, to use real firefighting equipment and learn from actual firefighters and paramedics as they tour fire stations in the city. Campers will learn firefighting techniques, the concept of CPR and first aid, home and fire safety and how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Back by popular demand is CSI Camp for ages 10 to 13, which teaches different lab techniques, identifying clues, processing crime scene, fingerprinting and forensics. That was a pretty cool camp for the older kids, Nolen said. Last year, the city added Junior Police Academy for ages 6 to 9, which teaches about bullying, cyber safety and physical fitness, featuring a tour of the jail and an introduction to police vehicles. Both police camps take place at the Largo Police Department. The city offers a plethora of other themed weeklong camps. Children ages 6 to 10 can get into the creative spirit with Crafty Kids at Highland Recreation Complex or Fancy Dancy Camp, featuring lessons in jazz and hip hop at Largo Community Center. All American Doll, for ages 7 to 11, invites the dolls to join kids ages 7 to 11 for a week of history through fun games and crafts at Highland Rec Center. A beginner and advanced course in Quick Fire Chefs for ages 8 to 15 at the Largo Community Center, will teach campers how to make meals and snacks. Or learn lifelong fitness through Fit Kids Camp ages 7 to 15, at Southwest Rec Center.AquaticsIf your child is ready for swimming this summer, four aquatic camps are still open. Among the more unique camps is the Youth Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Camp, held June 30 to July 3 for ages 11 and older. Thats a new one. Its really taking off, Nolen said. The four-day camp, at the Highland Family Aquatic Center and Highland Lake, will teach participants techniques, transitioning, directional paddling, water safety and lifejacket use for both sports. Guard Start Camp will train those 11 and older in American Red Cross CPR and Basic Water Rescue for aquatic safety certification. The camp runs June 9-13 at the Highland Family Aquatic Center. All About Aquatics Camp for ages 11 and older, will feature field trips every day, starting at the Highland Family Aquatic Center June 16-20. Campers will experience Clearwater Beach, kayaking, FlowRider, Starlite Cruise, The Screamer, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding and Adventure Island. Finally, beginner triathletes will learn the ins and outs of the sport at Youth Triathlon Camp, for ages 8 and older, at the Southwest pool. During the weeklong camp from June 23-27, triathletes will learn running, swimming, biking, transitions, and nutrition, culminating with a full triathlon on the last day of camp.Theater campSpots in the production of Disneys The Little Mermaid Jr., are all filled up, Nolen said. But students ages 12 to 18 can still sign up to be in a production of Guys and Dolls Jr. The camp runs June 9 to 28 at the Largo Cultural Center and teaches the audition process as well as acting, singing and dancing on a professional stage. Public performances of the show are Friday, June 27, 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 28, 11 a.m.Sports camps:For the active camper ages 8 to 14, a weeklong sports camp, in a range of different combinations, might be the perfect fit. New this year is Skateboarding Camp at the newly opened skate park at Bayhead Complex. Campers will learn new moves and improve their skills on skate parks features that include a mini ramp, 7-foot empty pool rails, steps and a grind box. Super Sports Camp will be held during two weeks of the summer, providing a variety of activities at Highland Rec Center. Golf, Tennis and Swimming Camp teaches the basics of each sport at Southwest Rec Center. At the Largo Sports Complex, campers can learn new skills at Baseball/Softball Camp or Flag Football Camp or pick up Indoor Hockey and Indoor Volleyball at Highland Recreation Complex. Summer-long tennis and golf camps also are still open. Campers ages 5 to 14, of beginner and intermediate levels, are invited to the Southwest Tennis Academy U.S. Tennis Association-certified instructor Matt Beard, who has been teaching tennis since 2004 and recently received the City of Largos Gunsmoke Award. All ages can participate in morning sessions of Golf Camp at the Largo Golf Course. For more details about all camps and to download a full brochure, visit LargoCamps.com. Camp locationsHighland Recreation Complex 400 Highland Ave. Southwest Recreation Complex 13120 Vonn Road Largo Community Center 400 Alt. Keene Road Bayhead Complex 375 Seminole Blvd. McGough Nature Park 11901 146th St. N. Largo Cultural Center 105 Central Park Drive Largo Golf Course 12500 Vonn RoadFor more details, visit LargoCamps.com. CAMPS, from page 1Asaid Gerard, who was on the commission the last time a board was put together. I remember what a pain this was to gather these people together, she said. Largo Housing Manager Matthew Anderson said his staff was already gathering a list of potential participants. Some of those who served the last time around have said they will return. While the statute requires 11 on the board, not everyone has to come to every meeting, of which there will only be two or three, Anderson said. We dont think its going to be incredibly time consuming: a few meetings a couple of weeks apart. And the staff will be helping to put the report together and submitting it to commission, he added.Once the second reading of the ordinance allowing for the creation of the board is approved June 3, the commissioners must approve a resolution listing the names of those on the committee in June or July. That resolution will be submitted to the state prior to the report itself. To find out more about eligibility or to apply to be on the committee, contact Housing Finance Specialist Tom Moore at 586-7489, ext. 7314 or email tmoore@largo.com.Commissioners balk at creek costsLargo commissioners were taken aback at a request to increase the budget for the Church Creek bank stabilization project by another $90,000. The cost of project was originally approved at about $691,134 and included the installation of a vinyl sheet pile retaining a wall along 930 feet of the Church Creek drainage ditch. The ditch banks constantly erode, causing damage to the adjacent concrete cart paths and other features at the Largo Golf Course. However, the contractor, Steves Excavating, has discovered a large amount of rock and clay that must be removed and replaced to continue the installation. Commissioners questioned how engineers were not able to anticipate the extra costs. City engineer Leland Dicus defended the citys plans. I still think we have a cost-effective project. But in hindsight, if we were to utilize this particular material in the future, the vinyl, I think we would do more extensive geotech analysis ahead of time, he said. The extra funding was approved with a 5-2 vote, with Commissioners Curtis Holmes and Jamie Robinson voting against the measure.

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Officials were concerned that too many Americans observed the holiday as more of a time for personal parties and celebrations. Too few were remembering the significance of the day to honor those who had given their life defending their country. In a White House memorandum issued May 2, 2000, Clinton asked that all Americans come together to recognize how fortunate we are to live in freedom. National Moment of Remembrance became a simple and unifying way to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who served and died. There are other ways to observe Memorial Day. One is to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon to mark the national Day of Mourning. Other suggestions include visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on graves, or pledging to help widows and orphans left behind or to offer aid to disabled veterans. Another is to attend a local memorial service.Local ceremonies planned Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony on Monday, May 26, 10 a.m., at the Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., the only National Cemetery in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and typically the largest local observance of Memorial Day with more than 3,000 in attendance. The nearly 34,000 graves at the cemetery will be marked with U.S. flags to honor the men and women who served the nation. Bay News 9 anchor Holly Gregory will host the 2014 event, which will include musical performances, a firing salute, and taps performance. New to the event this year will be the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team the only amputee color guard unit in the United States. Guest speakers include Bay Pines VAHCS Director Suzanne Klinker, Saint Petersburg VA Regional Office Director Kerrie Witty and Florida National Cemetery Assistant Director Maurice Roan. Annette Kirk, American Gold Star Mothers, will provide the keynote speech. Kirk is the mother of Pfc. Paul Cuzzupe II who gave his life in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2010. Parking is available nearby. Shuttles will provide transportation for guests from parking lots to the cemetery. The venue is handicapped accessible. A sign language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired. For more information, call the cemetery office at 398-9426. Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, will host a Memorial Day observance, Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. Tent seating will be available, and refreshments will be served. Boy Scouts will decorate veterans graves with flags starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Cycadia Cemetery, 1005 East Tarpon Ave. in Tarpon Springs. American Legion Post 46 will host a Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, at Cycadia Cemetery, 1005 East Tarpon Springs. A Memorial Day Service on May 26 begins at 10 a.m. at Veterans Monument at Craig Park, 100 Beekman Lane. American Legion Post 46 and the Tarpon Springs Elks Lodge sponsor the service. A barbecue will follow. Flags adorn the graves of American military members to honor their service to the country. The city of Largo will celebrate Memorial Day with a sunset ceremony Monday, May 26, 7 p.m., at the Military Court of Honor in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Lt. Col. Cynthia Cook of the U.S. Army Reserves from U.S. Central Command based at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa will be the keynote speaker. The ceremony includes music, a color guard presentation and a time of remembrance through a wreath presentation. Visit Largo Events.com or call 587-6740, ext. 5014.

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OR 7270870 727-400-6870 Pinellas environmental management pleads for more resources By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Budget cuts have taken a toll on management of Pinellas Countys environmental lands. Paul Cozzie, director of Parks and Conservation Resources, updated county commissioners on activities by his department and the current state of affairs during a May 13 work session. Parks and Conservation Resources operate and maintain more than 20,000 acres of the countys natural areas. Most are located within preserves and management areas, which require specific activities to maintain their ecological health and biodiversity, he said in a staff memo. Primary land management activities include wildfire prevention, prescribed burning, mechanical treatment, invasive exotics management and restoration. Parks and Conservation Resources mission is to maintain and protect the inherent value of natural, cultural and recreational resources through access, education and stewardship that enhances quality of life for our community and future generations, Cozzie told the commission. However, budget cuts have made that mission more challenging in recent years. Cozzie pointed out that in 2009, staffing levels for parks was 188 full-time employees and 32 for environmental lands. In 2011, environmental lands division was consolidated with the park division. In 2014, staffing levels for parks, preserves and management areas is down to 114 full time employees. In addition, Extension took over responsibility for programming at Brooker Creek and Weedon Island education centers in 2011, the same year that access to preserve lands was increased from five days a week to seven. The 20,557 acres managed by Parks and Conservation Resources is about 11 percent of the countys land area. The land includes 15 regional parks, four preserves, five beach access parks, five neighborhood parks, 15 management areas and three special purpose parks, which includes the Pinellas Trail and Pinewood Cultural Park, home of Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village. Cozzie talked about the diverse natural communities and wildlife biodiversity that make up the environmental lands. He explained the ongoing work done to protect and preserve cultural resources. He pointed out islands of green due to encroachment by residential areas, making management more challenging. He said Park and Conservation Resources uses management plans approved by the commission to guide its work. He explained different techniques used to manage county resources, which are tailored by land-type. He talked about work done to help prevent catastrophic wildfires through prescribed burns, which are now done primarily by the Florida Fire Service in exchange for the use of a facility in Brooker Creek. Cozzie said the county no longer has enough trained staff to do controlled burns. Cozzie said timing for prescribed burns on lands located so close to urban areas was difficult due to the need for smoke management. He also said that during years of drought, fewer burns are done due to safety concerns. He estimates that about 800 acres a year should be scheduled for a prescribed burn. On average, only 150 acres burn via a combination of prescribed and wildfires. Prescribed burns are done for the ecological benefits, clearing out the dense undergrowth to allow sunlight to penetrate, encouraging growth of a more diverse group of plants needed to sustain wildlife. Planned burns also keep out species that are not natural to the land. Cozzie said not all the countys environmental lands are burnable. Some is located too close to residential areas or busy roadways. He said more burns areneeded to be scheduled. What weve been doing the past two decades wont sustain us. We need to do more burns, he said. Cozzie asked the commission to optimize funding to do as much as possible. He said the goal of 800 acres a year probably was not attainable. In an ideal world, we would do 800 acres a year, but well never see an ideal world, he said. But we need to do all we can. Management of environmental lands also is done using mechanical treatments, such as a mulching mower. Mechanical removal of understory works in areas where burns arent possible. An example is the land in Heritage Village. Machines also are used to thin the canopy in the pine forests to allow the remaining trees to grow strong and healthy. Mechanical means, along with staff and volunteer labor, is used to rid land of invasive species, which threaten to take over and overgrow natural species. Cozzie said the county doesnt own the equipment needed, so it must contract to have the work done. He estimated that about 3,400 acres a year needed mechanical treatment. He said the county was spending about $80,000 a year to contract the work for mechanical treatments on 66 acres to control invasive species. Parks and Conservation Resources No. 1 request of the commission to money for more mechanical treatments. Cozzie estimated the cost at $600,000 to $700,000 to buy one machine, plus the cost of an operator. Commission Chair Karen Seel asked if the county had previously owned the equipment. Cozzie said no. Seel is concerned that some needed equipment might have been sold during the Great Recession. Cozzie said Parks and Conservation Resources had a smaller piece of equipment, which was paid for with grant money but it wasnt suitable to do the job. He also said the pool of contractors with the expertise to do the work was limited. He said Parks and Conservation Resources recently paid $25,000 for a week of work at Heritage Village. Seel asked if the equipment Cozzie was requesting could be used by stormwater management staff. It could be used for any land clearing, he said. He said a forestry mulcher could take down trees in a matter of seconds. Seel asked Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard to schedule a meeting to go over budget requests from all organizations that receive funding from the county. She said a discussion was needed to talk about reoccurring versus non-reoccurring expenses along with a total of the requests. Photo courtesy of PARKS AND CONSERVATION RESOURCESPrescribed burns benefit the natural environment and help prevent catastrophic wildfires, but they cant be done near residential areas or roadways.

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Below, the long line of people protesting as seen from above.Hands across the shoreLARGO May is National Military Appreciation Month, and Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is asking residents to honor veterans they know by submitting their biographies to be featured in the Vote in Honor of a Vet program. We are reminded of the sacrifices of veterans over the years to preserve our freedom as Americans, including the right to vote, Clark said, and for over a decade we have provided a unique program to high school students to remind them of our veterans sacrifices that allow them to live in a representative democracy. The Vote in Honor of a Vet program encourages high school students to register to vote and to regularly participate in the democratic process by voting. Students learn that by exercising their right to vote, they are showing veterans the respect they deserve for protecting our democracy. During the program, elections staff present a slide show with war casualty statistics and photographs of U.S. troops. Afterwards, students receive certificates with veterans biographies as well as dog tags inscribed with In tribute to my vets sacrifices I will keep my promise and vote. They are encouraged to vote in honor of their veteran in all subsequent official elections. More than 29,000 Pinellas County students have registered to vote through the program, which was first presented in the spring of 2002. We are grateful to our veterans for their service and sacrifice for all Americans, and we celebrate their legacy year-round each time we receive a new veteran biography, Clark said. If you are a veteran, or a friend or family member of a veteran, please consider submitting a Veteran Biography for use in this program by visiting www.votepinellas.com and selecting Voter Education/Vote in Honor of a Vet to download the appropriate form.Supervisor of Elections requests veteran bios County newsWater maintenance begins May 27The method of water treatment for Pinellas County and its wholesale customers will be temporarily modified between Tuesday, May 27, and Monday, June 16. This short-term change from chloramine to chlorine disinfection is a routine maintenance measure designed to optimize water quality. The change will affect Pinellas County water customers as well as customers in the cities of Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs. This disinfection program is designed to maintain distribution system water quality and minimize the potential for any future problem. There have been no indications of significant bacteriological contamination problems in the system. The water will continue to meet federal and state standards for safe drinking water. Kidney dialysis patients should not be affected, but patients should contact their dialysis care provider for more information about chlorine treatment. Fish owners should not be affected if they already have a system in place to remove chloramines. Contact local pet suppliers with any questions. Customers may notice a slight difference in taste and/or odor of the water during this temporary change in treatment. Conditions experienced by water customers will be identical to the more than 50 years prior to 2002 when chlorine was used as the primary disinfectant in the water. Many communities using chloramine convert back to chlorine for a short period to maintain system water quality. Pinellas County switched to chloramine in 2002 to ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities or call Pinellas County Customer Service at 464-4000.Code Enforcement office moves to LargoThe Pinellas County Neighborhood Code Enforcement Office will reopen at its new location, the administrative offices of the former Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo, on Thursday, May 22. Pinellas County Neighborhood Code Enforcement regulates code compliance in the countys unincorporated neighborhoods. During the closure, residents of unincorporated Pinellas County may continue to use the online form to report a code concern at www.pinellascounty.org/forms/c ode_enforcement.htm. Requests for assistance will be addressed when the office reopens. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/build/co de-enforcement.htm or call 4644761.Delinquent mobile homes must renewCLEARWATER After 30 days of tax delinquency, Florida Statute, 320.19, allows for priority tax liens to be put on mobile homes with unpaid taxes. 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TORRESLARGO A Largo woman alerted the Sixth Judicial Circuit of a scam targeting citizens supposedly fined for not showing up for jury duty. Mary Smith knew better than to believe a caller who told her she had to pay a fine with a credit card or be arrested for not responding to a jury summons. Instead of falling for the scheme, Smith called the office of Chief Judge Thomas McGrady, whom she had been told had issued the warrant for her arrest. There just seems to be one scam after another of various types, McGrady said. This person was sharp enough to check it out before giving her credit card number. The person who called Smith even passed the call along to his supervisor, who explained that in lieu of a credit card number, she could go to CVS or Walgreens to purchase a green card for the fine amount and tax, explained Ron Stuart, spokesman for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. McGrady said hes heard of the scheme before, but not within the Sixth Circuit, which encompasses Pinellas and Pasco counties. Victims can be taken in by such a scheme because it sounds plausible, he said. They might think that they missed their summons due to an address error and really are at risk of being arrested. Of course none of that is the way it would happen, but people dont know, McGrady said. Jury summons are sent to a citizens address according to his or her drivers license. If a juror fails to appear on their schedule date, they could be fined $100, but would be scheduled for a hearing to make their case first. We would never, ever call requesting a credit card number, McGrady said. Thats just not the way we do it. You always get a chance to give your side of the story before we fine anyway. The jury summons notice will include a phone number to call in case those summoned need to reschedule their date or have a permitted excuse as outlined by state law. There also is a website where citizens can pick a new date to serve as jurors. McGrady said the courts do try to work with citizens and appreciate the service they provide as jurors. Jury duty is the ultimate service that a citizen can do, short of being in military, he said. It affronts me that they would use the court system just for their own personal gain. For more information about being a juror, visit www.jud6.org/generalpublic/juryservice.html. Police beat Police beatMan arrested for sex with minorLARGO Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a 27 year old May 13 for unlawful sexual activity with a girl under age 17, who is now pregnant. Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Cordara Crenshaw about 3:30 p.m. He was charged with one count of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Bond was set at $10,000. According to detectives, the incident took place at Crenshaws residence during the summer of 2013. Detectives began their investigation earlier this year when the victim was discovered to be pregnant. Through the investigation, detectives learned that Crenshaw was the father of the child. The sexual activity reportedly occurred while the victim was visiting family in Pinellas County last summer. When questioned by detectives about the relationship, Crenshaw admitted to the unlawful activity with the minor, according to the sheriffs report.Two killed on Pinellas BaywayST. PETE BEACH Two people died in a three-vehicle crash Saturday night on the Pinellas Bayway east of Granada Street in St. Pete Beach. According to investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Major Accident Investigation Team, Charles Mason, 56, of St. Petersburg, and Clovis Polston, 66, of Seminole died at the scene. Mason was traveling westbound over the Pinellas Bayway in a 2004 Chevy Tahoe just before the crash that occurred about 9:42 p.m. May 17. As he entered a right curve heading toward the toll area, he crossed the centerline, resulting in a head-on crash with a 1992 Ford F250 driven by Polston, who was headed eastbound. A third vehicle, a 2008 Honda driven by Carroll Elmore, 45, of St. Petersburg, also was headed eastbound on the Bayway. As he tried to stop, the rear of the Ford truck struck the front of his vehicle. A child passenger in the Tahoe was uninjured, but was transported to All Childrens Hospital for precautionary reasons. The passenger in the Tahoe, Elmore and his passenger also were uninjured.Man who stabbed mother shot by deputyCLEARWATER Two people died in Clearwater Friday afternoon a mother stabbed by her son and the son shot by a Pinellas County deputy. According to deputies, a man called the Sheriffs Communication Center about 12:15 p.m. May 16 and reported he had stabbed his mother and killed her at their home at the Eastwood Pines Townhomes subdivision on Pine Cone Circle in Clearwater. Cpl. Pete Doyle, 42, approached the front of the residence, knocked at the door and announced himself as a Sheriffs deputy. Suddenly, the deputies heard yelling and screaming coming from within the residence. Deputies said the suspect came down the stairs, made his way out the door and continued to advance toward Deputy Doyle with something in his hand. Doyle repeatedly ordered him to stop, but the subject continued advancing toward him. Cpl. Doyle fired several shots. Justin Sean Tucker, 36, died on scene. Kathryn Marie Clark, 67, was discovered inside the residence. Deputies said it appears the woman was stabbed. A butcher knife was located next to the body. No deputies were injured. The investigation continues.Deputys car rear-endedCLEARWATER A Pinellas County Sheriffs deputy and a pregnant woman suffered minor injuries during a crash that occurred about 1:18 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at 49th Street and Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. According to investigators with the sheriffs Major Accident Team, Deputy Sarah Harlan, 47, was stopped in traffic in the southbound lanes of 49th Street North when her vehicle was rear-ended by a 1998 Pontiac van driven by Tatanisha Harper, 33, of St. Petersburg. Deputies said Harper, who is pregnant, reported feeling lightheaded. She was transported by ambulance to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Harlan, who was on duty at the time of the crash, transported herself to the hospital as a precaution and for treatment of minor injuries.Deputy arrested for intoxicationST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg police arrested A Pinellas County Sheriffs deputy with nearly 14 years of service Saturday, May 10, for disorderly intoxication in a public place a misdemeanor. Jeffrey De Cresie, 48, who has worked for the sheriffs office since June 11, 2000, was arrested about 10 p.m. at Fifth Avenue and First Street South in St. Petersburg. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and released on a $100 cash bond. De Cresie is assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau Central District.One arrested in Pinellas Park burglaryPINELLAS PARK Pinellas Park police arrested a man who forced his way into a former co-workers home Thursday evening and threatened to kill him. Pinellas Park police report that Ralph N. Chapman, 50, entered the home on 80th Avenue North about 5:50 p.m. As the resident David N. Wendel attempted to remove Chapman from his home, Chapman pulled a Ruger handgun from the rear of his pants and pointed it at Wendel, while threatening to kill him. Chapman fled the scene and discarded the firearm in the rear of a residential yard prior to the arrival of police officers, who recovered the gun at the scene. Police located Chapman and took him into custody at 6:51 p.m. He was booked in the Pinellas County Jail on charges of armed burglary and aggravated assault. Wendel was uninjured. Cordara Crenshaw Ralph N. 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The Ralph Richards Award recognizes a member of the Clearwater Bar who demonstrates an extraordinary sense of care, dedication, concern and service to both the legal profession and the community, in the manner of the late Ralph Richards. Ellis graduated from FSU in 1987 and from Mercer University in law in 1992. In 1998, he founded his own law firm and practices in the areas of injury and wrongful death, insurance disputes, family law, and estates and probate. According to a Clearwater Bar press release, Ellis has been active in both the bar and the community. He is a current member of our associations board of directors; past president of the Clearwater Bar Foundation; member of the foundations board of trustees; chair of the law day poster contest for the past 10 years; and chair of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee. Other awards presented included the Allen Moore Gold Badge Award, Pinellas County sheriffs Capt. Glenn Luben; John U. Bird Judicial Excellence Award, Circuit Court Judge Raymond O. Gross and Circuit Court Judge William R. Webb; the Liberty Bell Award, Circuit Court Public Information Officer Ron Stuart; and the George W. Greer Judicial Independence Award, Pinellas County Judge Patrick Caddell.2014-2015 Board of Directors inductedClearwater attorney Joshua T. Chilson of Kwall Showers Barack, David Robert Ellis Joshua Chilson P.A., was inducted as president of the 84-year-old organization, which has more than 900 members. Other officers and directors inducted by 6th Circuit Chief Judge J. Thomas McGrady include the following north Pinellas County attorneys: president-elect Daniel C. Parri; secretary Stephanie Libbey; treasurer Michael J. Faehner; immediate past president Myriam Irizarry, and directors Brandon D. Bellew, Staci K. Chisholm, David Robert Ellis, Walter Grantham Jr., Steven E. Hitchcock, Kim L. Kaszuba, Christina Green Rankin, Kristine M. Reighard, Young Lawyers Division President Nicholas J. Grimaudo and Young Lawyers Division President-elect Shelly Beach.Great debateThe winning team of this years Great Debate walked away with the Harry Fogel Traveling Trophy and cash prizes. The competition was coordinated by the Clearwater Bars Young Lawyers Division and was held at the Pinellas County Justice Center. The groups argued the pros and cons of Resolved: Conviction of possession of marijuana should not preclude a student from receiving federal student financial aid. First place went to St. Petersburg High School, represented by Aaron Torop and Saagar Gupta and coached by Leila Davis. Runners up were Saharah Turner and Angela Pope of Pinellas Park High School, coached by Cynthia Freed. Clearwater Bar member recognitionOutgoing president Myriam Irizarry honored four members, Patrice Moore, F. Wallace Pope Jr., Steven M. Fishman, Joshua T. Chilson, and the entire 75th Annual Oyster Roast Committee with presidents awards for their extraordinary contributions to the Bar during the past year. Irizarry also recognized attorneys Steven M. Fishman, Bridget A. Heptner and Rachael Wood for their service to the Bar as they retire from the board of directors. Best in Pinellas County Awards presented Photo courtesy of SCOTT DANIELSFrom left are Scott Daniels, president, Pinellas Trails Inc.; David Yates, CEO, Clearwater Marine Aquarium; and Ken Hamilton, owner, Palm Pavilion. The three accepted awards at Best in Pinellas County Awards ceremony May 1.GULFPORT St. Pete-Clearwater held their Best in Pinellas County Awards ceremony at The Gulfport Casino on May 1. Local Gulfport restaurants showcased a variety of foods. The new tourism theme, Live Amplified was presented with upcoming videos showcasing all the reasons Pinellas County should be on everyones destination list. Award winners included The Best Place To Bike In Pinellas County, The Pinellas Trail, accepted by Scott Daniels, president, Pinellas Trails, Inc.; The Best Family Attraction In Pinellas County, The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, accepted by David Yates, CEO, Clearwater Marine Aquarium; The Best Beach Bar in Pinellas County, Palm Pavilion, Clearwater Beach, accepted by Ken Hamilton, owner, Palm Pavilion.Pinellas residents win awards at ABCs National Craft ChampionshipsPaul Gibson of Indian Rocks Beach won the gold medal in the fire sprinkler competition and Corey Brown of Clearwater won the bronze medal in the sheet metal competition at last weeks Associated Builders and Contractors National Craft Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Brown and Gibson were presented with the awards during ABCs Careers in Construction awards ceremony on May 2, also in Birmingham. The National Craft Championships feature the nations best craft trainees competing first in a twohour written exam and then in a daylong hands-on practical performance test. This years competition featured 156 competitors from 28 states competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in 13 competitions representing 11 crafts. This years award winners represent the best the construction industry has to offer and ABC is proud to honor these craft trainees who will lead the industry moving forward, said 2014 ABC national chairman Dan Brodbeck in a press release. Brodbeck is president and CEO of Compass Partners LLC, Brentwood, Tennessee. Their dedication to workforce training, safety and high quality craftsmanship are an extraordinary representation of ABCs commitment to showcasing the best the industry has to offer. Gibson, who is currently enrolled in a training program at ABC Florida Gulf Coast and working at Piper Fire Protection in Largo, took home a cash award of $750 from ABC, tools from Hilti, Klein and Miller Electric and a pair of boots from Keen in addition to the gold medal. Brown is also currently enrolled in a training program at ABC Florida Gulf Coast and currently works for Express Metals, also in Largo. In addition to his bronze medal, he also received a cash award of $350 from ABC, tools from Hilti and Klein and a pair of boots from Keen. Email news to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres at jtorres@TBNweekly.com or send notices to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. For more questions, call 397-5563, ext. 324.

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State numbers follow the trend with April coming in at 5.7 percent compared to last month at 6.4 percent and April 2013 at 7.1 percent. Nationally, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down to 5.9 percent compared to 6.8 percent in March and 7.1 percent in April 2013. According to the DEO, the states unemployment rate has remained below the national rate for nine consecutive months. Pinellas tied with Martin, Volusia, Desoto, Lafayette counties for the rank of 29 out of 67 counties. Of the other counties in the local MSA, Hernando ranked No. 5 with 7.6 percent unemployment, followed by Pasco, which tied with Taylor, Okeechobee, Highlands and Gadsden, for the No. 15 rank with 6.5 percent unemployment. Hillsborough County tied with Palm Beach and Columbia counties for No. 34 with 5.6 percent unemployment. Hendry County continues to hold the No. 1 rank with 8.4 percent unemployment. Walton County ranks No. 67 with only 3.2 percent unemployment. The local MSA holds the third spot for the most over-the-year job growth among the states 22 metro areas. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is No. 1 with 47,200 new jobs, followed by Miami-Miami BeachKendall with 34,600 jobs. Pinellas added 30,900 new jobs. Thus far, the only MSA showing a decline in jobs over the year is Ocala, showing a loss of 200. Gov. Rick Scott said Floridas private sector had created 33,700 jobs during April. He said the states labor force had increased for the fourth month in a row. However, Pinellas Countys labor force decreased slightly compared to March. In April, the countys labor force was 448,588 as compared to March at 451,894. The countys labor force in April 2013 was 441,544. In April, 25,353 were unemployed, compared to 28,605 in March and 31,146 in April 2013. Professional and business services is the industry that added the most jobs in April, 56,200, followed by leisure and hospitality with 54,500 jobs, and trade, transportation and utilities with 47,000. The states construction industry, which showed a huge decline in jobs during the height of the Great Recession, came in fourth with an addition of 43,300 jobs. Private education and health services, previously among the top job growth industries, added 21,100 jobs in April. Only one industry continues to show a decline in job numbers. Total government lost another 2,000 jobs in April due to labor force changes at the state and local level, according to the DEO, which noted that many of the states counties with the lowest unemployment rates are those with higher proportions of government employees. Graph courtesy of FLORIDA DEOThis graph shows a comparison of Florida (blue) and United States (purple) unemployment rates from April 2004 to April 2014. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program in cooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. Briefcase BriefcaseRumFish names chef, general managerST. PETE BEACH RumFish Grill & Bar at the Guy Harvey Outpost recently named Aaron Schweitzer as chef de cuisine and Aaron Rademan the general manager of the new restaurant, scheduled to open in late May. As chef de cuisine, Schweitzer will be in charge of all facets of RumFishs food service including menu writing, culinary direction and guest service. With more than 21 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Schweitzer was most recently the executive chef of Circa Restaurant Group in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he worked for 13 years and opened seven restaurant concepts and oversaw all kitchen operations. Restaurants in the group include Circa 1922, Boca Bay and Osteria Cicchetti. Prior to that, he worked as the chef de cuisine for Landfall County Club, also in Wilmington. Other experience includes work with Louiss Charleston Grill and NOLA, Emeril Lagasses restaurant in New Orleans. Schweitzer is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. As RumFishs general manager, Radman will oversee all food and beverage and guest services. He will be in charge of staffing, purchasing and financial performance of the restaurant. For the past five years, Radman served as the director of food and beverage operations for Nova Hotel Group in Clearwater, where he was responsible for the food and beverage operations of 10 restaurants in five different hotels. Before that, he was the general manager for Roys Restaurant in Sarasota for seven years. Radman attended Bakersfield College in California and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. He is also a wrestling coach for Gear 5 Wrestling and St. Petersburg High School. New Tastefully Simple consultant namedCLEARWATER Vicki Allard of Clearwater has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Allard offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simples products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients. In todays world, staying in has become the new going out. You dont have to leave home to enjoy wonderful food, fun and laughter with your family and friends, said Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple Inc. founder and CEO, in a press release. Thats why were proud to offer great experiences, easy-toprepare products and an exciting business opportunity for people who are looking for something more.Caf Soleil French bakery opensST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and St. Pete Beach Mayor Maria Lowe took part in a ribboncutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Caf Soleil, on May 21 at 4695 Gulf Blvd. Owner Lauren Chezaud-Diot said in a press release that the French bakery and deli located in the Dolphin Village Plaza will bring an international taste to St. Pete Beach. Caf Soleil is described as a vintage Paris style caf that features French breads and pastries.Allegiant announces new serviceCLEARWATER Allegiant recently announced the start of nonstop, year-round jet service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Tampa Bay via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. To celebrate the expansion of service, Allegiant will offer introductory fares as low as $81 one way for select flights. We are thrilled to further expand our low-cost air travel product in Cincinnati to include Tampa Bay, said Andrew C. Levy in a press release. Levy is president and COO of Allegiant Travel Company. We have been operating in Cincinnati for about three months and the community has already embraced our ultra-lowcost travel offerings. We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to the Tampa Bay area and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together.Chamber to host Learn @ LunchST. PETE BEACH The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will present Learn @ Lunch on Thursday, June 26, 11:30 a.m., at Harold Seltzers Steakhouse, 3500 Tyrone Boulevard, St. Petersburg. The event will feature guest speakers from ActionCOACH business coaching. Over the past two decades, ActionCOACH has served thousands of businesses around the world by showing owners how to get more time, better teams in their companies and more money on their bottomline. The lunch will be preceded by networking. This lunch is sponsored by Bayprint. Check-in and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. The cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. Those wishing to attend must preregister with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. For information or to register, call Jennifer McKenney at 3606957 or email RSVP@tampabaybeaches.com.Ferrellgas celebrates renovationPINELLAS PARK Ferrellgas, one of the nations premiere fuel providers of LP, hosted a grand reopening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16 at its newly renovated offices and facility at 9000 66th St. N. The event featured music, food, and raffles for prizes. Additionally, several U.S. manufacturers of propane-powered appliances and equipment attended the event. Participating manufacturers included Everglades Farm Equipment of Largo, Choo Choo Lawn Equipment of Tampa Bay, Tempaco Co. of Largo and Yellow Cab of Pinellas. With this grand reopening, Ferrellgas has rededicated itself to the Pinellas Park community as well as Tampa Bay in general. The service center, in existence since the 1970s, will headquarter the management team for Central and North Florida. The director of operations for the region, logistics manager, operations manager for Tampa Bay, and the regional customer service manager will operate out of the Pinellas Park facility.New restaurant opensCLEARWATER The CarRIB Grill Sportslounge, in the location that was formerly the Three Coins Family Restaurant, recently opened at 1700 S. Missouri Ave., Clearwater. The completely new menu features appetizers, wraps, burgers, salads, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and steak. The sports bar atmosphere is enhanced by the extensive appetizer menu, big screen TVs and the large open full liquor bar. The restaurant also boasts an outside patio where patrons can enjoy an adult beverage or a snack or a meal. CMA welcomes FisherCLEARWATER Clearwater Marine Aquarium recently announced the hiring of its first vice president of marketing and advertising, Kirsten Fisher. Fisher brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the sports and entertainment marketing industry, most notably as vice president, marketing for the Womens Tennis Association. She holds a bachelors degree in economics and psychology and a masters in exercise and sport science from Smith College. While with the WTA, Fisher generated more than $20 million in sponsorship revenue, had oversight over sponsorship management and creative services and launched two major global marketing campaigns. Further, she launched the WTAs Asia-Pacific headquarters living in Beijing, China for two years. We are excited to have Kirsten on board with us, said David Yates in a press release. Yates is CEO of CMA. We have been looking for a candidate with global experience and a strong brand development background. Surprisingly, after more than a year of searching and hundreds of resumes, we found someone in our back yard. Fisher, a seven-year resident of St. Petersburg, resides with her husband, and two young children.Flip Flop Nights set in MadeiraMADEIRA BEACH Vendor space is currently available for Mad Beach Fourth Friday Flip Flop Nights June 27, 5 to 10 p.m., along Madeira Way. The fee is $50 for crafters and vendors. For more information, email simplyevents@yahoo.com. Bryan Dairy, Starkey roads work prompts lane closuresLARGO Lane closures will be in effect through June 2 because of road construction at Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, county officials said. Only two eastbound lanes will be open on Bryan Dairy Road west of Starkey Road. The northbound right turn lane will be closed on Starkey Road south of Bryan Dairy Road. Expect delays and congestion. Online calendar of eventsRead about upcoming community, entertainment and live music events throughout Pinellas County by visiting: www.TBNweekly.com.

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The refurbished interiors feature expanded lobby and lounge areas with raised elliptical ceilings and recessed cove lighting, a redesigned kitchen and dining area and a new sun porch. The interiors include custom painted works by Tampa-based fine art, mural and faux artist Fran Clanton, including faux painted sky murals on the ceilings, paintings of simulated windows along several corridors and a local Florida scenic mural. The property also features outdoor porches in the corridors, designed to help engage the residents visual senses and bring the feeling of the outdoors inside. Other special designed features include motion sensor and sound-activated musician niches with paintings of top performers from the 1930s and 1940s and memory boxes at each residents apartment entry for wayfinding. The Pearl Essence community provides hospitality features and services such as a family-style dining area and club lounge, a grand living room with library and life enrichment activities and programs, including outings and a chapel/meditation room. Resident services include weekly housekeeping, weekly personal laundry and transportation, as needed. Some apartments have partial kitchens with sink and efficiency refrigerators. Pearl Essence provides residents a self-contained environment and operates utilizing the philosophy of Pearls of Life, a national dementia program that provides personalized care plans in a home-like environment. The Pearls of Life program also focuses on the daily successes and new experiences of each memory care resident. Pearl Essence memory care completes the continuum of care that Cypress Palms offers for area seniors. The Goodman Group, the development and management company for Cypress Palms and The Palms of Largo campus, have been developing purpose-built memory care communities in beautiful, resort-style residential settings for nearly 50 years. For more information, contact Lindsey at 2887329 or visit www.cypressalf.com. Above, paintings by Tampa-based artist Fran Clanton create windows to the outside in the remodeled Pearl Essence community, part of the Palms of Largo. At right, staff of Pearl Essence, from left, Ruth Morisette, Lenah Robles, Taylor Seals, Adriane Evert, Marsha Sloan, Katie Blomquist and Angel Davis pose at the opening of Pearl Essence May 8.Photos courtesy of CYPRESS PALMS Industry newsEdward White nurses honoredST. PETERSBURG Each year Edward White Hospital recognizes one nurse and one nursing support staff member for their clinical excellence. Their peers for their outstanding service, leadership, compassion and commitment to the hospital and patients nominate the award recipients. This years award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing was presented to Joan Burke, RN and case manager. Burke has been with Edward White Hospital for four years. She is respected by many and has made a difference because of her excellence in nursing and devotion to the patients she serves. She is a teacher and a leader in her department, serving as a preceptor for new employees. The Clinical Excellence for Nursing Support Award recipient was Barbara Fisher, CNA. Fisher works in the ICU and is often recognized by her patients and peers for her exemplary service. She is a compassionate caregiver, consistently thinking up special ways to make the patients feel welcome. The awards were presented in celebration of National Nurses Week.Hospital earns top score in patient safetyTARPON SPRINGS Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Florida Hospital North Pinellas with an A its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nations leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. I am excited to lead a group of physicians, clinicians, and employees that are all invested in raising the bar on quality healthcare delivery to the patients we serve, said Bruce Bergherm in a press release. Bergherm is president and CEO at Florida Hospital North Pinellas. Safety should come first for our families when we pick a hospital, because errors and infections are common and deadly, said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which produces the Hospital Safety Score. No hospital is perfect, but we congratulate the board, clinicians, administration, and staff of Florida Hospital North Pinellas for achieving an A and showing us that you made the wellbeing of your patients your top priority.St. Petersburg General Hospital earns awardST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg General Hospital recently earned the honor of being named one of Americas Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by Womens Choice Award. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the United States, with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15. Emergency departments continue to be an essential part of the healthcare system as they provide fast, life-or-limb saving care to millions each year. This distinct honor exemplifies the dedication to patient care that St. Petersburg General Hospital strives for on a daily basis. To be named as one of the best hospitals in America for Emergency Care is an honor taken very seriously as St. Petersburg General Hospital strives to become a community leader in womens healthcare. Our hospital is committed to providing the best in womens care and we are honored to earn such a prestigious award, said Bob Conroy Jr. in a press release. Conroy is CEO of St. Petersburg General Hospital.Golden Corral to host blood driveSelect Golden Corral restaurants will host blood drives where donors can share their power to save lives by donating blood. Bloodmobiles will be on site from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at these Golden Corral locations: Largo, 10050 Ulmerton Road Tampa, 6942 West Hillsborough Ave. All blood donors will receive a coupon for a free lunch buffet from Golden Corral and a voucher for a free movie ticket, plus a wellness checkup, which includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening. For information, call 800-682-5663 or visit www.oneblood.org.Regal Park Place blood drives setPINELLAS PARK Regal Park Place Stadium 16 Theater will host blood drives every weekend in May, where all donors can share their power to save lives and enjoy a voucher for a free movie ticket. A Bloodmobile will visit Regal Park Place Stadium 16 Theater, at 7200 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park, every weekend in May on Fridays, 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m. In addition all donors receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org or call 800-682-5663.St. Petersburg General offers support groupsST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg General Hospital hosts monthly free community support groups on various topics open to the public including stroke, breast cancer, sleep apnea and breast feeding. The support groups include speakers and offer education in a nonthreatening environment. People are encouraged to come and share experiences with others going through the same experiences. Following is a list of ongoing support groups: Stroke Support Group meets first Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., at Northside Hospital Medical Office Building, 6006 49th St. N., Suite 230, St. Petersburg. Breast Cancer Support Group meets third Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Petersburg General Hospital Breast Center, 6500 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Apnea Support Group meets fourth Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., at St. Petersburg General Hospital Conference Room, 6500 38th Ave. N. Breast Feeding Support Group meets second Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Petersburg General Hospital Medical Office Building, 6450 38th Ave. N., Suite 320, St. Petersburg. For information, visit www.StPeteGeneral.com.St. Petersburg General to host seminarsST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg General Hospital will offer free educational seminars to the community throughout the summer months. The seminars are open to the public and educate the community on numerous health issues. St. Petersburg General Hospital dedicates itself to community education and offers the following free educational seminars this summer. To register for a seminar, call 888-741-5122 or visit www.StPeteGeneral.com. Following is a schedule of upcoming seminars: Latest Information and Innovations in Hand Surgery Friday, June 6, noon to 1 p.m., at YMCA/Jim and Heather Gills Campus, 3200 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The seminar will be facilitated by Jorge Rodriguez, M.D., board certified in orthopedics with subspecialty of surgery of the hand. Rodriguez will discuss accessing and treating bone, tendon and neuro-vascular injuries. Skin Cancer: How to Spot It with Screenings Wednesday, July 9, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. The seminar will be facilitated by Mairaj Uddin, M.D. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, afflicting more than two million Americans each year, a number that is rising rapidly. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. Attendees will learn about prevention, detection and protection. Skin cancer screenings will be available after the presentation.

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Following the ceremony, there will be a reception at the Largo Feed Store.Lowe-Corcella Photo courtesy of KADI HENDRICKS TUBBSThe Tubbs family, from left, Kadi, Graci, Ben and Randi Kay, pose on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.One of my cousins got married earlier this month and our family took a trip to Washington, D.C., for the wedding. It was the first time our two girls had ever been to D.C., so while we were at our nations capital, we wanted to take a tour of the city. We were fortunate to get a grand tour with my uncle who has lived in D.C. for more than 40 years. He is a retired engineer and was a project manager who helped design some of the buildings we were looking at. The tour was by car, but we did have a chance to walk and see up close some of the well-known tourist spots. Our youngest daughter, Graci, was learning about ancient Greek civilization in school, so all the columns in the buildings fascinated her. She was taking photos left and right of every column. It was exciting to see the Washington Monument had just reopened; it had been under construction for cracks and repairs for the past three years. We were able to drive by it. It also was the backdrop to my cousins outdoor wedding. It was just spectacular. Our drive also included the National Mall, which is a national park in downtown Washington, D.C. We did get out at the capital to take some pictures and look at the beautifully designed building. We also saw one of the newer monuments, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Our girls knew about Martin Luther King Jr. and his I Have a Dream speech. We told them that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered that speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which we also visited. We went inside the Lincoln Memorial and looked at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. We took a photo on the steps, overlooking the reflecting pool. This must be a famous place to take a photo. When I got home, my sister gave me a photo of my family in the same spot 35 years ago. The history in the city is incredible. We also took the girls to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and it was breathtaking. Since family members of ours had fought in this war, it was a great opportunity to Mom2MomKadi Hendricks Tubbsshare some of their experiences with our girls. My husbands father was in this war, and we told them how some of his friends were killed and didnt make it home. This memorial is for those who lost their lives fighting for our country. It had a huge impact on all of us. We also toured the Korean War Veterans Memorial. While we were leaving, men who had served in World War II got out of a tour bus. Most were being pushed in wheelchairs. We stopped to thank them for their service. It was truly a memorable day and weekend for our family as we celebrated a marriage and the history of our country.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com.Philip Corcella and Kelsey Lowe Faith briefsSt. Dunstans Anglican ChurchLARGO The community is invited to attend the annual outdoor Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 26, 11 a.m., at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 2790 Sunny Breeze Ave. The ceremony will take place on the shaded lawn. The Sons of the American Revolution will present the colors, followed by the salute to the flag and singing of the national anthem. Speaker Barbara Haselden, chairman of S. Pinellas 912, is known throughout the county as an advocate for freedom and conservative American values. She will be speaking on these topics. Attendees may bring a lawn chair for their comfort.Our Lady Of Lourdes ChurchDUNEDIN A fashion show will be presented Saturday, May 24, 1 to 3 p.m., at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvador Drive. Boutique on Wheels will be providing the fashions for the show, and will have items available for purchase. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. For information, call 278-8872 or email oll.fashionshow@outlook.com.Mount Zion United MethodistCLEARWATER The Summer Sizzle Revival will be presented Monday through Wednesday, June 16-18, 7 to 9 p.m., at Mount Zion United Methodist, 825 Howard St. The church seeks to renew its pledge to be a vessel of hope in the community according to a press release. The revival will feature guest pastor Dr. Calvin McFadden of St. John Church, Springfield, Massachusetts. For information, call 447-0064.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER Registration for Vacation Bible School is underway at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The free VBS boasts a theme of Weird Animals and the slogan Where Jesus love is one of a kind. It is designed for children age 3 through fifth grade and runs June 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon. Each day, kids will participate in small groups, called Zoo Crews, and discover what Jesus endless love means in their lives. Visit www.hopefamily.com.Sylvan Abbey United Methodist ChurchCLEARWATER A fish fry will be presented Saturday, May 31, 4 to 7 p.m., at Sylvan Abbey Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Road. Dinner will consist of cod, fries, coleslaw and drinks. Cost is $8 a person. For tickets, call 796-3057. Visit the Largo Leaderat www.TBNweekly.com

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Viewpoints 13A Leader, May 22, 2014This country has tipped the scales when it comes to being politically correct. We have matriculated into a state of pure, unadulterated silliness in our quest not to offend one another. I once knew a woman whose last name was Cooperman. So enraged was she over that perceived sexist moniker that she legally changed it to Cooperperson. That was around the time when stewardesses became flight attendants and men working signs were changed to the more politically correct, people working. Over time mentally ill people became challenged, the deaf became the hearing impaired and bald men developed into the follically impaired. Too many folks today are Something-American. Some Poles are Polish-Americans. Italians are Italian-Americans, and people of color have gravitated to African-American status. Forget that they all were mostly born in the United States, making every one of them simply an American. The phrase politically correct was hatched in the 1970s as an idiom to protect individuals or groups from feeling excluded or offended. Today, and fittingly so, we respect everyones right to choose the language and words that best describe their race, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.Phases that are not politically correct are endless. A person from a broken home now comes from a dysfunctional family. The homeless are now dispossessed individuals or urban campers. Criminals are behaviorally challenged people. Overweight folks are, ready for this one, enlarged physically challenged individuals with a natural geneticallyinduced hormone imbalance. In these modern times ghettos are economically disadvantaged areas, illegal aliens have become undocumented immigrants and short people are now the vertically challenged. The other day I called a satellite radio company and was told by a computerized voice that I would be transferred to a listener care representative. There must be a phase to describe those individuals who came up with all these politically correct terms. Maybe too much time on your hands might be correct. Oops, but that might insult watchmakers. We may love our cats and dogs, but dont call us pet owners. My little pug dog thinks of me as her pet guardian. Some anti-religious fanatics were successful in changing the word Christmas to the holidays. Trailer parks have become mobile home facilities. We have ordained some lawmakers as political mannequins, which is any candidate who changes his or her beliefs to get elected to office. That pretty much describes all of them, at all levels of government. I was reading a magazine article recently that described a camera as an individual imaging device. Earthquakes have become geological incidents. Lazy people are motivationally dispossessed. Failure has been redesignated as deferred success. I once interviewed a candidate for a reporters position who described himself as a wordsmith. (He was not hired.) People who disagree with others are labeled as ignorant, bigoted and even racist. News outlets routinely remove offending comments on their Internet news sites. One daily newspaper is notorious for deleting comments if they are in conflict with their liberal leanings. Other remarks that conform to their policies remain. The foolishness of some politically correct terms has spawned a whole list of jokes like the following: Once upon a time, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog in a pond. The frog said to the princess, I once was a handsome prince until an evil witch put a spell on me. One kiss from you and I will turn back into a prince and then we can marry, move into the castle with my mom and you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel happy doing so. That night, while the princess dined on frog legs, she kept laughing and saying, I dont think so. My own sense of humor has been described as warped. I laugh at things that some people may not find funny. A woman at a local gym once took issue with my T-shirt that read, Cat ... the other white meat. My twisted wit came from years of covering crime beats in northern New Jersey and New York City. A veteran street cop once told me if I couldnt find humor in life in the very raw than Id never make it in the news business. Ethnic jokes have been around since forever. Although entertaining to many, some folks claim they ridicule individuals and even entire races. Ethnic humor is not American made. In Costa Rica they tell Nicaraguan jokes. Jokes about Belgian citizens are trendy in France while Austrian humor is popular in Germany. Because someone tells a Polish, Italian, African-American or German joke doesnt make him or her a racist or some other flavor of subversive. Being too politically correct is sometimes as erroneous as overstepping the boundaries once too often. Maybe we need to lighten up and smile or laugh more. Someone with a tilted sense of humor simply means that we see something hilarious that might be inappropriate to others. And people whose beliefs differ from your own have the same right to voice their opinions as anyone else. So, did you hear the one about the ...Thomas Michalski is a retired Tampa Bay Newspapers editor. He can be reached at thomasamski@yahoo.com.Mental notes and meanderings while flying from New England to Tampa a few days ago. An advantage to being old is not to have to remove your shoes when you go through an airports screening procedure. Also, the TSA may stamp your boarding pass with a PRE or some other code word meaning Put this old duck in the short line. Hes harmless. His last terrorist experience was in 1954 when he mistakenly believed an airline attendant had served him the wrong supper. Some folks find fault with the TSA and its people. I do not. They invariably treat me (and the other passengers I observe) with efficiency, respect and good humor. They have an important job (passenger safety) thats also a lousy one: dealing with the traveling public, whose members often possess everything except good manners. Most air travelers dress with one thing in mind: comfort. You cant blame us. Who can expect passengers to wear a dinner jacket or a ball gown to spend several hours cooped up in a cramped, airborne cattle car? Exceptions to the dress like a bum tradition are Jerry Seinfelds five percenters. Thats his estimate of how many travelers take enough pride in their appearance to look snazzy, stylish, hot or some other positive description. Each time Im in an airport, I hope to find that Seinfelds five-percent guess is too low. It seldom is, but the female exceptions to the rule are. Speaking of keeping up a good appearance, heres a tip for women travelers: If youd like to be admired a notch higher than most of the other women on your flight, simply wear a blouse or sweater colored melon or coral. As I waited for my flight,I noticed an airport cop standing nearby, studying passengers as they emerged from the screening zone. He stayed there for 20 minutes or so and then moved on. Who and what was he watching for? What were the high signs that might trigger his closer attention? For a moment I considered approaching the officer and asking him such questions. Then my good sense (often missing) kicked in. It said to me, Are you crazy? The last thing airport cops want are nosy strangers sidling up and saying Tell me your professional secrets. African-Americans comprise 13 percent of our population. We seldom see that level attained in most of our nations airports. What we see are white persons, over 50, many of them in wheelchairs. We also see passengers who are grossly overweight, but in a limited number. Thats because of airline avoirdupois surcharges, and the continuing shrinkage of commercial aircrafts lavatory dimensions. On my last flight, when I entered the lavatory and closed the door, I was in such a tight fit I could barely turn around to perform my ablutions. As sympathy grows for underpaid, overworked employees in fast food outlets and Wal-Mart stores, lets not overlook airline pilots, especially those who work for regional airlines. Their pay scales and hours-on-duty requirements can sound like something out of Oliver Twist. An uplifting aspect of watching airport travelers is to see the unaccustomed certainty in their eyes and mannerisms. Think about it: most of us live in a world of mild confusion. What does life mean? Where am I bound? Shall I turn left or go right? Such bewilderment usually disappears at the airport as soon as we check in, get our boarding pass and head for our designated departure gate. For the next hour or so, we know precisely what our mission is and how to get there. So dont get in our way. Of course, this confidence can be blown to smithereens by a few words from the public address system: Passengers on Flight 366 for Phoenix are hereby advised that their boarding gate has been changed to C72, which is a 30-minute hike from wherever you are now standing. So youd better get a move on, buster! A few months ago I was pleased to learn that Tampa TV and radio personality Jack Harris is now the voice of Tampa International Airport. His friendly but authoritative voice is the one you hear advising travelers of TIAs regulations about no-smoking, not leaving your luggage unattended and who to call if you see a wild-eyed naked man attempting to board a midnight flight to Moscow. I met Jack many years ago, and immediately liked him. He had a radio show at the time, and allowed me to broadcast a few of my Drivers Seats over the air. I havent seen him in a long time, but I still think of him as one of the original good guys.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is tralee71@comcast.net.Editors note: The son of tenant farming parents in west-central Indiana, Ernie Pyle became historys greatest war correspondent. When Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine gun bullet on the tiny Pacific island of Ie Shima in 1945, his columns were being delivered to more than 14 million homes, according to his New York Times obituary. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalists legacy rests in his words and the impact they had on Americans before and during a war that threatened to take the world behind a curtain of fascism. Tampa Bay Newspapers will run Ernie Pyles columns for the next three weeks in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didnt arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-Day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine-geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged tanks and overturned boats and burned trucks and shellshattered jeeps and sad little personal belongings were strewn all over these bitter sands. That plus the bodies of soldiers lying in rows covered with blankets, the toes of their shoes sticking up in a line as though on drill. And other bodies, uncollected, still sprawling grotesquely in the sand or half hidden by the high grass beyond the beach. That plus an intense, grim determination of work-weary men to get this chaotic beach organized and get all the vital supplies and the reinforcements moving more rapidly over it from the stacked-up ships standing in droves out to sea. Now that it is over it seems to me a pure miracle that we ever took the beach at all. For some of our units it was easy, but in this special sector where I am now our troops faced such odds that our getting ashore was like my whipping Joe Louis down to a pulp. In this column I want to tell you what the opening of the second front in this one sector entailed, so that you can know and appreciate and forever be humbly grateful to those both dead and alive who did it for you. Ashore, facing us, were more enemy troops than we had in our assault waves. The advantages were all theirs, the disadvantages all ours. The Germans were dug into positions that they had been working on for months, although these were not yet all complete. A one-hundred-foot bluff a couple of hundred yards back from the beach had great concrete gun emplacements built right into the hilltop. These opened to the sides instead of to the front, thus making it very hard for naval fire from the sea to reach them. They could shoot parallel with the beach and cover every foot of it for miles with artillery fire. Then they had hidden machine-gun nests on the forward slopes, with crossfire taking in every inch of the beach. These nests were connected by networks of trenches, so that the German gunners could move about without exposing themselves. Throughout the length of the beach, running zigzag a couple of hundred yards back from the shoreline, was an immense V-shaped ditch fifteen feet deep. Nothing could cross it, not even men on foot, until fills had been made. And in other places at the far end of the beach, where the ground is flatter, they had great concrete walls. These were blasted by our naval gunfire or by explosives set by hand after we got ashore. Our only exits from the beach were several swales or valleys, each about one hundred yards wide. The Germans made the most of these funnel-like traps, sowing them with buried mines. They contained, also, barbed-wire entanglements with mines attached, hidden ditches, and machineguns firing from the slopes. This is what was on the shore. But our men had to go through a maze nearly as deadly as this before they even got ashore. Underwater obstacles were terrific. The Germans had whole fields of evil devices under the water to catch our boats. Even now, several days after the landing, we have cleared only channels through them and cannot yet approach the whole length of the beach with our ships. Even now some ship or boat hits one of these mines every day and is knocked out of commission. The Germans had masses of those great six-pronged spiders, made of railroad iron and standing shoulder-high, just beneath the surface of the water for our landing craft to run into. They also had huge logs buried in the sand, pointing upward and outward, their tops just below the water. Attached to these logs were mines. In addition to these obstacles they had floating mines offshore, land mines buried in the sand of the beach, and more mines in checkerboard rows in the tall grass beyond the sand. And the enemy had four men on shore for every three men we had approaching the shore. And yet we got on. Beach landings are planned to a schedule that is set far ahead of time. They all have to be timed, in order for everything to mesh and for the following waves of troops to be standing off the beach and ready to land at the right moment. As the landings are planned, some elements of the assault force are to break through quickly, push on inland, and attack the most obvious enemy strong points. It is usually the plan for units to be inland, attacking gun positions from behind, within a matter of minutes after the first men hit the beach. I have always been amazed at the speed called for in these plans. Youll have schedules calling for engineers to land at H-hour plus two minutes, and service troops at H-hour plus thirty minutes, and even for press censors to land at H-hour plus seventy-five minutes. But in the attack on this special portion of the beach where I am the worst we had, incidentally the schedule didnt hold. Our men simply could not get past the beach. They were pinned down right on the waters edge by an inhuman wall of fire from the bluff. Our first waves were on that beach for hours, instead of a few minutes, before they could begin working inland. You can still see the foxholes they dug at the very edge of the water, in the sand and the small, jumbled rocks that form parts of the beach. Medical corpsmen attended the wounded as best they could. Men were killed as they stepped out of landing craft. An officer whom I knew got a bullet through the head just as the door of his landing craft was let down. Some men were drowned. The first crack in the beach defenses was finally accomplished by terrific and wonderful naval gunfire, which knocked out the big emplacements. They tell epic stories of destroyers that ran right up into shallow water and had it out point-blank with the big guns in those concrete emplacements ashore. When the heavy fire stopped, our men were organized by their officers and pushed on inland, circling machine-gun nests and taking them from the rear. As one officer said, the only way to take a beach is to face it and keep going. It is costly at first, but its the only way. If the men are pinned down on the beach, dug in and out of action, they might as well not be there at all. They hold up the waves behind them, and nothing is being gained.Our men were pinned down for a while, but finally they stood up and went through, and so we took that beach and accomplished our landing. We did it with every advantage on the enemys side and every disadvantage on ours. In the light of a couple of days of retrospection, we sit and talk and call it a miracle that our men ever got on at all or were able to stay on. Before long it will be permitted to name the units that did it. Then you will know to whom this glory should go. They suffered casualties. And yet if you take the entire beachhead assault, including other units that had a much easier time, our total casualties in driving this wedge into the continent of Europe were remarkably low only a fraction, in fact, of what our commanders had been prepared to accept. And these units that were so battered and went through such hell are still, right at this moment, pushing on inland without rest, their spirits high, their egotism in victory almost reaching the smart-alecky stage. Their tails are up. Weve done it again, they say. They figure that the rest of the army isnt needed at all. Which proves that, while their judgment in this regard is bad, they certainly have the spirit that wins battles and eventually wars.The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum features the famous journalists birthplace and a museum dedicated to Pyles life and writings as a war correspondent. To learn more about the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum located in Dana, Indiana, or make a donation to assist the efforts of the Friends of Ernie Pyle to honor him and that generation, go to www.ernie pyle.org.Publisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@TBNweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli accounting@TBNweekly.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@TBNweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@TBNweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@tbnweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown production@TBNweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@TBNweekly.com Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@TBNweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Largo Leader: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@TBNweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman kfeldman@TBNweekly.com General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.com Airport notes and observations A pure miracle Ernie Pyle Drivers SeatBob Driver Thomas Michalski Political correctness out of control

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Expires 6/14/141280 Missouri Ave., Clearwater441-1650052214 Voted Best Sushi in PinellasVoted Best Thai Restaurant in U.S.A. Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home in Clearwater Photo by KADI HENDRICKS TUBBSNew homeowner Wendy Alpizar, center, accepts keys from Mary K. Evers, daughter of Robert and Dorothy Kimball, whose estate provided funding for the Habitat for Humanity home.CLEARWATER A single mother of three received the keys to her new home, built by Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. Wendy Alpizar and her children, ages 14, 10 and 9, celebrated their new home, at 1431 Park St. in Clearwater, with staff and volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and their partners in a ceremony May 17. This is more than what you can imagine, said Alpizar, a firstgeneration Cuban-American. Even though the family wont move in for a few weeks, she said her kids are already packed and cant wait to move. I am going to have a home, she said as she thanked everyone. The home was funded through the estate of Robert and Dorothy Kimball. The couples daughters, Mary K. Evers and Jane Magariner, attended the ceremony to present the keys. They also volunteered during the construction, continuing their parents legacy. My mom and dad used to volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity. They helped build homes for years and years, Evers said. Im thrilled to be able to honor my parents. Their whole life they were involved in church and loved the Lord. I can carry on what they were doing. It is very exciting. The home took three months to build, according to Chris Sabo, vice president of major gifts for Habitat for Humanity. The families who receive homes have to qualify financially and do at least 250 hours of work on their home and other Habitat for Humanity homes. They also attend 13 homeowner courses that teach the skills of responsible homeowners. Our goal is that our families are successful, Sabo said. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. For more information, visit www.habitatpinellas.org.Treasure Island included in nourishment legislationWASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman David Jolly said May 9 that he was able to include language in the revised Water Resources Reform and Development Act that will extend the federal authorization of the 50-year ongoing beach renourishment project in Treasure Island. This is a big victory for Pinellas County and an issue thats critical to our economy, the environment and to public safety, Jolly said in a press release. When I arrived in the House on March 13, the House WRRDA bill excluded Treasure Island from any extension of its beach renourishment program. Through extensive negotiations with my colleagues, I am proud to announce today that the Treasure Island project will now be authorized through 2022. I applaud House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bud Shuster for his leadership on this matter. Since taking office, Jolly has made continuing federal support for Pinellas County beach renourishment a top priority, saying it helps the local economy by ensuring the areas beaches remain a sought-after destination for visitors from around the world. In Pinellas County alone, tourism officials estimate that visitors, most coming to enjoy our pristine beaches, have an annual economic impact of $7.3 billion. But Jolly notes renourishment is a safety issue too. Stable beaches protect public and private infrastructure along our coastline, and the communities that call them home. Beach renourishment provides a flood buffer, which is vital for protecting both lives and property during severe storms and hurricanes. Hurricane Sandy serves as a perfect example of how renourished beaches protect communities from damage and individuals from harm. The language clearing the way for continued federal support of beach renourishment in Treasure Island is included in the House and Senate conference agreement set to filed in the House the week of May 19.Fallen Marine honored in Countryside High memorial By KATE FELDMANCLEARWATER Nathaniel Schultz joined the Marine Corps in June 2009, just weeks after graduating from Countryside High School. In July, the 19-year-old shipped out to Afghanistan. And on August 21, 2010, he was killed by an IED during a combat operation while serving in Helmand Province with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Almost five years after Schultz was killed in action, his alma mater honored him May 15 with a memorial ceremony and placement of a plaque at the schools entrance in front of about 75 people, including friends and family. Countrysides marching band performed the StarSpangled Banner to open the ceremony and the Dunedin High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps served as the color guard. In the front row, Schultzs mother, Lisa Naktin, three older sisters, Charlotte, Grace and Deanna Maguire, and two nieces, 8-month-old Natalia and 2-year-old Temperance, sat while Congressman Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, Countryside High School Principal Gary Schlereth and Student Council Faculty Adviser Chris Settle talked about Schultzs achievements and impact. I want to convey the gratitude that this great nation is indebted to you, Bilirakis said to Schultzs family at the ceremony on May 15. Schlereth also spoke of the sacrifice that Schultz and other soldiers made when they enlisted. We will continue to honor and remember him, he said. Nathaniel paid the ultimate sacrifice. During high school, Schultz worked at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, helping troubled youths, an experience that he credited for encouraging him to join the Marines. Later, in Afghanistan, he would spend free time playing with young children and teaching them English To fight for righteous, individual freedom for myself and all children of God no matter where they were raised, Schultz wrote in a questionnaire about why he enlisted in the Marines. The youngest of his siblings, Schultz grew up outdoors hunting, hiking, fishing and riding his skateboard. He took after his sisters, even though they were older. And friends and teachers described him as always trying to give back to his community. Settle, citing a conversation hed had with Media Specialist Pete Peterson, talked about how Schultz had always wanted to be a Marine. At 16, hed enlisted, the earliest he was legally allowed. Bilirakis also thanked others who had served in the armed services for their sacrifice. These are the true American heroes, he said. Nathaniel was a true American hero. Schultzs plaque joins those of two other former Countryside High School students who died in action, Arturo Huerta-Cruz (class of 2003) and Jonathan Rossi (class of 2005). At the entrance to the school, a permanent plaque sponsored by the Student Government Association also honors all Countryside graduates, faculty and staff who have served or currently serve in the military. We wanted a permanent visual reminder of their service, Settle said. Bilirakis, who serves on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, said soldiers like Schultz remind people why the United States of America is the greatest country of the world. Their sacrifice, he said, should never be forgotten. In times of peace, sons bury their fathers, he said. In times of conflict, fathers bury their sons. Photo by KATE FELDMANCountryside High School Student Council Faculty Adviser Chris Settle presents a plaque in memory of CHS graduate Nathaniel Schultz, who died serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. Plans for aquarium to be discussedCLEARWATER The community is invited to hear a presentation on plans for the downtown Clearwater Marine Aquarium Wednesday, May 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Drive. Frank Dame, executive vice president and COO for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, will be the speaker at the event. There is no charge for admission. A meal will be served and donations are being sought. Parking is available behind the church building off Pierce Street and in the city and county lots. Free child care will be provided. Contact the church office 446-3001 or Outreach Chair Jennifer Munro-Golliher at 463-5661.

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Community 15A Leader, May 22, 2014 052214 Whats Sellingin Pinellas County Be a part of the Tierra Verde Island lifestyle. M inutes to DeSoto Park, some of the best beaches and fishing in area, a minimum of 5 restaurants within walking distance, kayaking, canoeing, sandy beaches, and great seafood. Corner unit, large balcony, plenty of guest parking, in-ground pool, lighted tennis court, well-maintained complex. Boat dock & slip is not deeded with unit. 1st come only basis. Live the treasured life on Tierra Verde.Hank DajaniRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths Tierra Verde Seminole St. Petersburg $163,500 SOLD This updated Seminole Grove Estates home has the WOW factor. As you walk through the front door your eyes are attracted to all of the tasteful & good-looking updates. The kitchen/dining area is open to the living space & has a nice colored tile backsplash like on the TV shows. The floors are a rich color wood style in the primary living spaces.Heather PourchotRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths $200,000 SOLD Tyrone area home features 3 bedrooms (split plan), 2 baths, large living room, dining room and bonus room with a 1-car garage. The interior of this home has plaster walls, cove ceiling, cedar-lined closet, neutral tile and carpet. Exterior home is fenced and has hurricane shutters, shed and gutters/downspouts with beautiful shade trees.Laura HarrisonRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths $130,250 SOLD Indian Rocks Beach Move-in ready Indian Rocks Beach condo! This spacious ground floor condo features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with a fireplace, Florida Room with a storage closet, front privacy patio and gated entrance. The master bedroom has a private bathroom and walk-in closet. The kitchen has been beautifully upgrated with new cabinetry, granite counters, modern fixtures, and newer appliances and has a closet pantry. New Whirlpool stack washer & dryer. The dining room has serving counter space that makes entertaining a breeze.Sandy HartmanRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths $139,900 SOLD052214 Short Sales Residential/Commercial Closings 1031 Exchanges Reverse Mortgages For Sale By Owner Packages Available 8640 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 Seminole TitleCompany392-5906011614 Kent Place 5/4/2 $407,500 Wonderful opportunity to have a great home. Large lot. Needs TLC.4BR/2BA/2CG Seminole $245,0001,900 SQ. FT. near SHS & Beach Needs Carpet and Paint. 13860 89th Ave. 052214 SOLD Be prepared for hurricane seasonWASHINGTON With less than one month until the start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, now is the time to prepare. The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges Americans to prepare their families and businesses for hurricanes and tropical storms by writing a communications plan, making a kit of essential items and being prepared for any potential financial impacts of such events, including reviewing their insurance policies with an insurance agent. Individuals and families are encouraged to have a family communications plan and make a kit with essential items such as bottled water, non-perishable food and a can opener, spare batteries, and specialty items like medical prescriptions, spare eyeglasses and pet food. They can learn how to prepare for hurricane season at ready.gov/hurricanes, or they can get ready on the go by visiting m.fema.gov or by downloading the FEMA App for Android, Apple or Blackberry devices. Business owners and managers should visit ready.gov/business for specific resources on response and continuity plans. All property owners and renters are encouraged to review insurance coverage, including flood insurance, with an insurance agent to ensure their homes, businesses and possessions are adequately protected from all types of disasters. Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, and flooding can happen far from major bodies of water. As hurricanes and tropical storms move inland, torrential rains that increase the likelihood of flooding often accompany the high winds and storm surge. For example, residents as far inland as West Virginia saw the impacts of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, including flooding. Flood insurance policies should be viewed as protection against a continuing threat not something to purchase only if flooding appears imminent. In fact, flood insurance policies typically have a 30-day waiting period from the date of purchase before going into effect, and floods can happen at any time of the year. Flood insurance is available nationwide through approximately 85 insurance companies in more than 22,000 communities. Homeowners, renters, condo owners and commercial owners/renters can all purchase flood insurance. Costs vary depending on the level of coverage, the type of coverage and the propertys flood risk. More information about flood risk and flood insurance options is available by visiting www.floodsmart.gov or calling 1-800-427-2419. Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25-31. Visit www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare.Prehistoric canoe takes next step at WeedonST. PETERSBURG A team from the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education extracted all sections of an ancient Native American dugout canoe May 4 from a tank of preservative in which the canoe had been soaking for the past three years. Carved from a single pine tree more than 1,000 years ago, it is the only saltwater marine canoe found in Florida. At more than 40 feet in length, it had to be cut into sections to be safely removed, transported and placed in the preservative tank. The archaeological artifact, which has been carbon-dated to about A.D. 900 A.D. 1000, will now air-dry for approximately six months and then be reassembled for public display at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2015. Excavated in 2011 from the Tampa Bay shoreline of Pinellas Countys Weedon Island Preserve, the canoe was placed in a specially built tank holding a solution of polyethylene glycol, which is a wax-like substance that penetrates the wood to replace the areas of the canoes structure that were water-logged and will harden during the drying process, preventing the wood from cracking and deteriorating. The nearly 3,200 acre Weedon Island Preserve has shown evidence of indigenous occupation dating back thousands of years and is the state of Florida property managed by Pinellas County government. AWIARE, a nonprofit consortium of scientific and academic entities, in partnership with Pinellas County, has assumed oversight of archaeology operations at Weedon Island and is dedicated to promote and facilitate archaeological research, scientific exploration and public education focusing on the Weedon Island Preserve and adjacent Gulf Coast. For information on continuing archaeological projects at Weedon Island Preserve, visit www.awiare.org. Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve and its upcoming programs and events, call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonisland preserve.org. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSDr. Brent Weisman and Phyllis Kolianos of the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education clean sections of a 1,000-year aged dugout canoe recently found at Weedon Island Preserve. Excavated off the Weedon shoreline in 2011, the canoe is expected to be ready for public display in spring 2015. Sports briefsPro beach volleyball returns to St. PeteST. PETERSBURG The worlds best beach volleyball players will descend on Spa Beach Park for the Association of Volleyball Professionals $150,000 St. Petersburg Open May 29 to June 1. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings headlines a field that includes Olympic stars April Ross, Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers and Jake Gibb as well as local standout Raquel Ferreira, a St. Pete resident. The beach party atmosphere includes great music, food and interactive activities. The tournaments main draw will feature a field of 16 two-player mens teams and 16 two-player womens teams. Approximately 2,000 tons of sand will be dumped in Spa Beach Park to create four competition courts, and a temporary stadium will be built for the tournament. Spa Beach Park is located at 615 Second Ave. NE. Information on tickets is available at www.AVP.com.Registration open for golf tournamentCLEARWATER The second annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit the Clearwater High School Tornado Football, is set for Saturday, June 7, at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo. Registration and a continental breakfast is at 7 a.m., the driving range is open from 7 to 8 a.m., and a shotgun start is at 8 a.m. There are sponsorship opportunities available and are due by Sunday, June 1. Registration forms and payments must be received by Tuesday, June 3. Celebrities this year include Jimmy Giles, Mike Alstott, Donnie Abraham, all from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as Ken Stills from the Green Bay Packers, and possibly Ronde Barber. This year there is also a $10,000 hole-in-one contest as well as great prizes such as jewelry, a weekend in a Cadillac from Dimmit, gift certificates to local restaurants and more. There is also a need for businesses to donate raffle prizes or to donate items for the golfers goodie bags, such as business pens, paper pads, coupons or other items. Both options can generate business for the company. Visit www.clearwatertornado football.com.Palm Harbor Fire Rescue awards citizen for heroismPALM HARBOR Quick action by a Palm Harbor man that saved the lives of an adult and two children was recognized May 12 when Palm Harbor Fire Chief Craig Maciuba presented Dennis Bauerle with an award at the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Commission meeting. Bauerle was driving to Highland Lakes Elementary School about 2:50 p.m. April 14 to pick up his 9-year-old daughter when an oncoming car suddenly cut him off, crossing into his lane and then into a pond, according to a post on Palm Harbor Rescues Facebook page. Bauerle stopped his vehicle and jumped into the pond swimming to the vehicle that was starting to submerge. He didnt realize that the pond was at least 10 to 15 feet deep until he was about 5 yards out. He couldnt see if anyone was inside, so he began banging on the drivers window yelling and shouting for the driver to roll down the window and climb out. There was no immediate answer. Eventually the male driver told Bauerle that he couldnt get his window down. A few seconds later, the driver was able to open the window. He told Bauerle that he could not get out. He also told him there were two children in the back seat. The unidentified man then told his children a 7-year-old girl and 4-year-old male, who was in a car seat, to climb out the window to Bauerle. As the driver continued to try to free himself, Bauerle realized that the 7-year-old was wedged in the seat and unable to get out. The front end of the vehicle began to take on more water and sink, causing the rear to tilt upward. Bauerle worked to move the girls book bag, so he could free her from the seat. He then grabbed the two children and the book bag and swam to shore. The driver was able to free himself and swam to shore before collapsing. The driver had an unexpected medical problem, which caused him to blackout. He then lost control of his vehicle, winding up in the pond. When Bauerle was asked about the rescue, including the girls book bag, he said, I just thought, hey she might have homework tonight and need this so I took it with us. Im just glad everyone is OK and this is a miracle from God, not me. Photo courtesy of PALM HARBOR FIRE RESCUEDennis Bauerle received a certificate of commendation at the May 12 Palm Harbor Rescue Commission meeting for saving an adult and two children from a submerged vehicle. Real estate briefsKeller Williams Gulfside participates in RED Day eventLARGO Keller Williams associates may have taken the day off on May 8, but it was hardly a day of rest. Associates with Keller Williams Gulfside Realty chose to Give Where They Live as part of RED Day, one of the biggest events in the real estate industry. Short for Renew, Energize and Donate, RED Day was created to unite Keller Williams Realty offices and associates in an international day of service. As part of the RED Day effort, Keller Williams Gulfside Realty chose to spend the day with Ronald McDonald House, Mildred Helms Elementary and Ridgecrest Elementary. We believe in supporting the community where we live and work, said Patty Wilson in a press release. Its our way of saying thanks to our friends, neighbors, and clients.Real estate seminar setOLDSMAR A seminar on selling real estate will be presented Saturday, June 14, 10 to 11 a.m., in TECO Hall at the Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Designed for those thinking about selling their home, the seminar will explain how to get the best results and show how the process works. Sponsored by local professionals, this seminar will provide potential home sellers with valuable information that will empower them to make the process easier and more profitable. Attendees will find out current market conditions, possible pitfalls, inspections and how to prepare a home for sale. Organizers will offer participants a look at the A-to-Z process through the eyes of a local Title Company. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Ginger Tatarzewski at 251-4754. Visit www.TBNweekly.com

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Marianne Fisher CEO FAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINEFAMILY PRACTICE &INTERNAL MEDICINE011614 Up to 24 Hour Care Weekends, Holidays In Home or Facility Care Medication Set Ups Medication Reminders Hygiene Assistance Companionship Meal Preparation Light Housework TransportationAlzheimers Care and Respite for Family CaregiversBy screened & qualied professionalswww.yourvisitingangel.comLicense #30211274 727-797-8600 We also work with Universal Healthcare Diversion Program, Humana Florida Comfort Choice, United Healthcare, Evercare and Veterans Administration. Medicaid Certied.CNAs, HHAs, RNs, LPNs and HomemakersAccepting All Long Term Care Insurance 012314 Eckerd chapter of Phi Beta Kappa names new inducteesST. PETERSBURG Twenty-five students, two alumni and one faculty member were inducted into the Eckerd College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa during a ceremony on May 15. The two new alumni members are Ian Johnson and Susan Slaugenhaupt. Johnson, class of 1989, earned a bachelors degree with high honors with a major in economics and has been a member of the Eckerd College board of trustees since 2005. He was in the inaugural class of Ford Scholars and went on to earn a masters degree in finance from Boston College. He is now the vice president of product development and implementation for Pyramis Global Financial Advisor and serves on the Eckerd boards investment committee. Slaugenhaupt, class of 1985, earned a bachelors degree with a major in biology and is a member of the Eckerd College board of trustees. She earned her masters and doctorate degrees in human genetics from the University of Pittsburgh. She is professor of neurology in the Center for Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research interests include the discovery and characterization of human disease genes and the role of the mRNA splicing in human disease. Joel Thompson, professor of marine and geosciences, will be inducted as an honorary faculty member. His research areas include geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, biogenic mineralization, sediment diagenesis, microbialites, and chemical and geological oceanography. He holds a Ph.D. in Marine Geochemistry from Syracuse University. Student inductees included Ross Harrison Busch of Tierra Verde; Rachel Lee Beck of St. Petersburg; Dylan M. Gray of Uniondale, Indiana; Colleen Elizabeth OBrien of Chardon, Ohio; Emma Rose Sheffield of Groton, Massachusetts; Kimberly Ellen Anderson of St. Paul, Minnesota; Stephen Carl Bruce of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Ashleen Nicole Brydum of Denver, Colorado; Maria Julia Castro of Seminole; Larissa Chavez of Centennial, Colorado; Robin Elyn Dein of Madison, Wisconsin; Frank DiCicco of Sarasota; Julie Ellen Fisher of St. Petersburg; Tiffany Alynn Flor of Longwood; Natasha Yamile Flores of St. Petersburg; Anthony Robert Hayes of Palm Harbor; Chloe Rose Holzinger of St. Petersburg; Kaitlyn Nicole Lantz of St. Petersburg; Wyatt Cameron McMurry of Prospect, Kentucky; Christine Eliana Michael of Wyckoff, New Jersey; April Iris Murphy of Orlando; Karyn Jo Rose Paradis of New Hartford, Connecticut; Katherine Elise Pemberton of Boulder, Colorado; Solvig Hellgren Sayre Vineyard of Haven, Massachusetts; and Mara Emory Shingleton of Butler, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nations oldest society for recognition of academic excellence and scholarly achievement. A distinction granted to only 270 colleges and universities nationwide, the Zeta Chapter of Florida was granted to Eckerd College at the 40th Council in 2003.Michelle MartosINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Air Force Airman 1st Class Michelle Martos recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. Martos is the daughter of Al M. Martos of Morton, Illinois; and Susan A. Smith of Indian Rocks Beach. She is the step-daughter of Karen Martos of Morton, sister of Tasha M. Martos of El Paso, Texas, and granddaughter of Ann Smith of Mechanicsville, Virginia.Kianna RiveraOLDSMAR Air Force Airman Kianna Rivera recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rivera is the daughter of Felix Saldana of Oldsmar, Radiance Irwin of Orlando, Renee Walker of Orlando, and Tomas Rivera of Oldsmar and granddaughter of Susana Molina of Oldsmar.Mitchell SmithSEMINOLE Air Force Airman 1st Class Mitchell Smith recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smith is the son of Debbie and Ryan Kimelton of Seminole. He is a 2013 graduate of Seminole High School.Devon James WiggersREDINGTON BEACH Seaman Devon James Wiggers graduated Basic Training on Jan. 24, at Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Illinois. Wiggers is the son of James and Anna Wiggers of Redington Beach. On May 2, he graduated from his A school at the center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After a stop at Gulfport, Mississippi for a month long combat course he will be stationed at Port Hueneme, California.William Duncan IIPALM HARBOR Army Pvt. William D. Duncan II has recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. Duncan is the son of William Duncan of Palm Harbor and Jamie Haines of Port Richey. He is a 2013 graduate of Palm Harbor University High School.Omari Burton CLEARWATER Army Pvt. Omari B. Burton has recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. Burton is the son of Gregory and Brenda Burton of Clearwater.Samantha SlatteryPALM HARBOR Air Force Airman Samantha S. Slattery recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Slattery is the daughter of Susan and Shawn Slattery of Palm Harbor. She is a 2011 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. Briefs Michelle Martos Devon James Wiggers Kianna Rivera Samantha SlatteryShanahan makes deans listLARGO Maeve Shanahan of Largo made the deans list for Franklin & Marshall Colleges fall 2013 semester. Maeve is the child of William Shanahan and Kathleen Shanahan and is a graduate of Shorecrest Preparatory School. Deans list status is awarded to students who have successfully completed their course work with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0.Ryan named to presidents listLARGO Thomas Ryan, a resident of Largo, recently was named to the Champlain College presidents list as a full-time student achieving a spring 2014 semester GPA of 4.0. Ryan is majoring in computer forensics and digital investigations.McCaffrey graduates LARGO Miriah McCaffrey of Largo is a McKendree University class of 2014 graduate with a bachelors degree in speech communication. The university held its 174th commencement exercises on May 10 at the Lebanon, Illinois, campus. The class of 2014 includes 908 graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Nursing and Health Professions. They hail from 16 states and four countries.Condella earns degree LARGO Chris Condella of Largo recently graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Condella received an electrical engineering bachelors degree. He moved to Florida from South Lake Tahoe, California, in 2002. He earned a Bright Futures scholarship at Largo High School and attained presidents recognition at UCF. He also was one of three students in Florida to receive a NASA scholarship to go to Houston, Texas.Saint Pauls excels at Music in the ParksCLEARWATER On May 3, Saint Pauls School Singers, Chorus, World Drumming, Guitar Ensemble, and Orchestras 1 and 2 earned another Superior rating at the Music in the Parks Festival for the 10th time in a row. For the first time, the kids earned the Espirit Corps award for having the best character and behavior during their time at Gaither High School. This award was given out to only one school for the entire festival. Saint Pauls School is a co-ed, independent Episcopal school located in Clearwater, serving ages 3 through eighth grade. Founded in 1968, the school is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent board of trustees. Simons earns bachelors degreeSEMINOLE The names of nearly 4,450 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring representing 88 Kansas counties, 45 other states and 41 other countries have been announced by the University Registrar. Those students include Austin Simons of Seminole. Simons will receive a bachelors degree in history.Kiwanis scholarship applications acceptedSEMINOLE The Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast Foundation is accepting applications for the Colonel Mildred Imogene Butler Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is for Pinellas County high school seniors and St. Petersburg College students interested in a nursing or related medical career at St Petersburg College. Scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in the following activities: Attend a Kiwanis program of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast, where recipients will receive the scholarship award Be available for and encourage media interviews Maintain full-time academic studies with distinction, giving equal importance to the academic and service aspects of the scholarship Present at least two talks to Kiwanis audiences during the year Register contact information keeping your address, telephone number, and email address updated at all times Applications need to be in by May 30, 2014. Candidates should mail or drop off the completed packet to: Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast, c/o Lee Walters, 3562 90th Terrace, Pinellas Park, FL 33782. To download an application, visit www.kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com/foundation. The Colonel Mildred Imogene Butler Nursing Scholarship program supports the mission of the Kiwanis Foundation to advance the ideal of changing the world one child and one community at a time.Likaj graduates from Troy UniversityCLEARWATER Fabiola Likaj of Clearwater recently graduated from Troy University during spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 in Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus. More than 700 students representing 24 states and 14 nations took part in the ceremony. Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., a Troy alumnus and former commander of NORAD and the United States Northern Command, delivered the keynote address. Also during the ceremony, Troy awarded an honorary doctoral degree to international sculptor Hou Bao Zhu of Xian, China. Many of his works are displayed on Troy University campuses. Photo by MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2nd CLASS RICHARD L.J. GOURLEYMaster Chief Information Specialist Jason Wohlfert, left, of Clearwater Beach is congratulated by a fellow chief during his promotion ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado. Wohlfert promoted

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Outdoors 17A Leader, May 22, 2014 In Loving Memory JOHN FRANCIS CAPONE Uncle John, Uncle Sonny, Ace You had a smile that could take all our problems away. A classy guy, always honest, soft-spoken, quiet, a man of very few words, with a voice that made you feel safe. A private man who didnt even want to be remembered or mentioned, you were always the strong arm for my mother. I will think of you when Im troubled and reach out for your guidance. I will miss all the birthday cards that were never late, not one! You were the last of all my memories, in the best and even the worst of times. Until we meet again, say hello to my Dad and Mom, Gertie, Julia, Uncle Danny and Aunt Flo. I sure do love you a lot, but you know that already. With all my love, thanks for saving my life as a child and now, as an adult! Your niece, Gertrude Trudy Capone Chu rch and Temple Di rectoryTell the Public About Your Services Call 397-5563L St. Catherine of SienaCatholic Church 1955 S. Belcher Road ClearwaterParish Administration Ofce 727-531-7721 www.SCOSParish.orgDAILY MASS: Monday Friday 7:00 am Monday & Wednesday 12:10pm Saturday 8:00 am WEEKEND MASS: Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am & 9:00 am (Family Mass) 11:00 am (Traditional Choir) 6:00 pm (Contemporary Choir) CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Monday & Wednesday 11:40 am Noon Saturday 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 040314 010214When you need help.helpforyourelder.com 030614Dont Wait To See One Of Americas Top Dermatologists!Accepting most insurance plans.www.westoridaderm.com5200 Seminole Blvd., Seminole 727-392-3376 9170 Oakhurst Rd. Suite 1 Seminole 727.517.3376 Birthday celebration includes an elephantrequire parking at the towns beach access. Despite the unusual nature of the request, the commission, after confirming the animal would remain on the beach under close supervision in addition to supportive letters from neighbors had no qualms about granting it. Many guests, however, were quite stunned when they arrived. I knew there was a theme, but I didnt think there was going to be a real elephant here, said Bud Harris, a friend of McCorkles who lives in Hope Sound. Xtreme Entertainment, a company based in Sorrento, supplied Judy and her trainer, Bones Craig. The day could not have been more perfect sun-splashed, warm and breezy. A pianist tinkled the ivories, caterers offered trays of champagne and hors doeuvres. An outdoor tent set with linen-covered tables and chairs awaited guests for the birthday dinner later that evening. When not hosting parties with elephants on her backyard beach, McCorkle describes herself as a philanthropist, who with her late husband, Jack McCorkle, established a number of academic scholarships for young people in need of financial assistance. In 2010, after the sudden death of her husband, Claudia said she has been involved in philanthropy. The couple, in 2009, established a fund for students attending the University of South Florida Honors College. After her husbands death, McCorkle also provided a cash gift to the fund aimed at students wishing to travel abroad. Despite Judys trailer getting briefly stuck in the sand, the preparations for her arrival went smoothly, and before returning home, Judy refreshed herself with a wade in the Gulf of Mexico. By MELINDA GREENEREDINGTON BEACH A quiet birthday celebration toasted by champagne and sweetened with cake might be fine for some but not for Claudia McCorkle. To usher in what she described as a milestone event, the Redington Beach resident invited 40 friends and family members and one elephant to her 60thbirthday celebration on May 17 at her impressive beachfront home on Gulf Boulevard. The star attraction sure to be remembered was Judy a 3-ton plus Asian elephant whose professional career as an entertainer spans some 40 years. Between the steady stream of hugs and kisses proffered by guests, McCorkle explained her reasons for wanting to surprise guests with a pachyderm. An elephant represents karma, she said. They have things like longevity, memory and loyalty and playfulness, and I wanted all those majestic qualities for the people I love most in the world, my family and my close friends. Party guests, including Redington Beach Mayor Nick Simons climbed the set of aluminum steps that brought them up high enough to ride atop Judys oriental rug-covered back for a brief turn around a cordoned-off enclosure on the beach. Beachgoers out for a late afternoon stroll congregated in awe snapping photos and videos. Sheriffs Deputy Don Savalox was working the elephant detail. Normally, I dont work on the weekends in terms of off-duty jobs, but I thought since theres an elephant on the beach, I thought thats unique, Savalox said. I want to be part of that. Keeping the pachyderms appearance a secret beforehand proved difficult thanks, in part, to the local media. Youre a naughty girl, McCorkle chided a reporter (good naturedly) for mentioning it in a news article last February when she appeared before the Redington Beach Town Commission seeking approval to host the elephant on her property because Judys 65-foot trailer would Photo by MELINDA GREENERedington Beach Mayor Nick Simons and Judy McCorkle take a ride on Judy, a 3-ton Asian elephant. Photo courtesy of LIZZIE WEMYSSJudy frolics in the surf during a birthday party May 17 in Redington Beach. Students needed for Ranger programST. PETERSBURG High school students who yearn to learn about the environment and earn Bright Futures volunteer hours can check out the Ranger Naturalist Program at Weedon Island Preserve. The program runs June 13 through Aug. 8 and introduces high school students to the wonders of Weedon Island in St. Petersburg. Students will be scheduled to volunteer at Weedon Island Preserve from 12 to 16 hours per week. The program days are set for Thursdays and Fridays, with some Saturday commitments required. The program will not be held the week of Independence Day. All volunteers will be trained to assist guests that are visiting the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center and trails, as well as develop individual projects that support the mission of the center. Applications for the program must be received by Friday, May 30, and students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by Friday, June 6. To register for the program or to get more information, visit rangernaturalist2014.eventbrite.com or email Libby Carnahan at lcarnahan@pinellascounty.org or call 727-453-6522. Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. The preserve is operated under the Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources Department and is open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, from 7 a.m. to 15 minutes before sunset. Its many outdoor activities include walking trails, a fishing pier and a canoe/kayak launch. To learn more about Weedon Island Preserve and its upcoming programs and events, call 727-453-6500. To register for programs and events visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org. Videos featuring Weedon Island Preserve can be viewed at www.youtube.com/pcctv1.Tarpon season begins; many variables occurTarpon are beginning their migration thru our area. For those who love the pursuit of the silver king its been the better part of eight months since your last opportunity to attempt to fool the beast. For some the thrill is in the hunt, a well-trained eye will pick up on the subtle rolls or daisy chain trailers, slick spots and other dead give aways alerting anglers of their presence. Picking up on these signs far enough away from the boat will allow you to make a stealthy approach and a calculated set up. This is the way of the beach angler; many variables occur on this playing field. Wind is most critical. Too much chop and your only option is to anchor and keep fresh baits in travel lanes. This is an effective way to fish under any conditions, especially if you do not have a trolling motor. Too much boat traffic will make fish spooky and tough to get to eat. So go early, as pre-dawn set ups usually results in the best shots of the day. Its no secret that big numbers of fish congregate in deep channels, such as Egmont and Boca Grande. When conditions are right these passes are absolutely lights out. Forget any ideas of solitude on a strong outgoing tide. There can be well over 50 boats concentrated in a couple of hundred-yards area. Its busy. There is a ton of fish and the opportunity to hook a bunch of fish is reality. However, that doesnt mean that its easy fishing. Those that do it properly are the ones that get rewarded. The key is to find the lane that the fish are holding and line up for a drift. Freeline or lightly weight pass crabs or threadfins through the area. If you didnt guess right on the drift do not attempt to adjust by cranking up your motor and bumping toward the fish. You wont make many friends that way. All area bridges, not just the Skyway, are also excellent tarpon holding spots and often provide good shots at fish that are usually willing to eat. Typically, the fish that are feeding will stage up behind pilings in current eddies. As baits are swept around the pilings they are intercepted by waiting tarpon. Anchor your boat between pilings so that you can cast up current and allow your bait to be swept around. Free-lined threadfins are often your best bet.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 Drowning can happen easier than you think By BRAD DYKENSThe unthinkable happened again recently in Pinellas County. Not one, but three people drowned in one day. In a county that is surrounded by water and home to countless swimming pools, drainage creeks, ponds, lakes, toilets and buckets of standing water we need to be more vigilant. Wait, did he say toilets and buckets of water? Yes, any source of standing water that can cover a victims mouth and nose is a drowning hazard. For an infant or toddler, the toilet and a bucket are an attraction that curious ones explore, only to fall prey to their own top-heavy bodies that cause them to topple into these unsupervised hazards. Empty the bucket when youre finished with a chore, and close the lid to the toilet when not in use. The greater problem, however, is the fact that in the city of Seminole response district there are a total of 21,932 single-family homes, of which 8,064 (36.8 percent) of the total homes have pools. This number indicates that greater than a third of the Seminole population faces the risk of a pool-related drowning incident at their home. How can we save lives and change the tide of this risk and hazard? Quite simply, we must be responsible and take the appropriate protective measures to prevent accidental drowning. By following the Four Layers of Pool Safety as instituted by Florida Safe Pools we can make a difference in keeping our children safe in the community. The first layer begins with you. Direct supervision by the caregiver will keep little ones from entering the pool area. Also, limit distractions that will interfere with that supervision. The second layer focuses on inside the home. Have a clear view of the pool area from within the house. Access to exterior doors should be limited to adults. The use of childproof door locks and alarms on all doors leading to the pool area is helpful as well. The third layer refers to outside the home. Your backyard and pool area should be secured with fences and self-closing and self-latching gates. Using an alarm on the gate is also helpful. The fourth layer is the pool area itself. Keep pool toys and floating objects out of the pool, these are attractions that draw kids close to the waters edge. Remove all trip hazards away from the pools edge. Also maintaining the water level three to four inches from the top is important. This allows you to see disturbances on the surface and to see into the pool better. Wave alarms that sense surface motion are also beneficial. Lastly, a security pool cover can be used in the off-season and will limit access to the water when it is not expected. Other water related hazards include the great number of people that enjoy boating. Youngsters under six need to wear a USCG approved life jacket while aboard, as does anyone that is not a proficient swimmer. When an individual is knocked overboard, there is no time for them to grab a life jacket on the way out. Finally, if you dont know how to swim, then you should learn. There are many classes offered in the area, including through the city of Seminoles Recreation Department and the local YMCAs. Also learn the life skill of CPR. The little time it takes to learn this skill can indeed help save a life. We are a community that is blessed with the relaxation and beauty that the water offers. Let us respect the hazards that exist with it and keep our loved ones safe.Brad Dykens is public education officer for Seminole Fire Rescue. For more information on this topic or if you would like to learn CPR, contact him at 393-8711 ext. 210 or by email at bdykens@myseminole.com. Gardening briefsHibiscus show setPINELLAS PARK The Sunset chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will host a hibiscus show and plant sale on Sunday, May 25, 1 to 4 p.m., at Pinellas Park City Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N. Attendees will have an opportunity to see all the spectacular colors of the tropical hibiscus. Admission is free. For information, call 488-5650.Bromeliad society to meetPINELLAS PARK The Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society will meet Tuesday, June 3, 7 p.m., at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. The speaker will be Terrie Bert, a long-time bromeliad grower and expert. She has given more than 100 bromeliad presentations to numerous U.S. and international bromeliad societies and has authored many articles for bromeliad journals and newsletters. She cultivates approximately 2,000 different bromeliads in 24 genera, has won multiple top awards in local bromeliad shows, and is an internationally accredited master judge for bromeliad shows. The event is free. For information, call 544-8558.Gesneriad society to host field tripThe Tampa Bay Gesneriad Societys next meeting, set for Saturday, June 21, will be a field trip to a members home in Englewood. The member specializes in raising episcias and hibiscus plants. There will be a plant show-and-tell, a raffle and a business meeting. The field trip is open to the public. Those wishing to participate in the field trip must register by calling Jay Sespico at 813-841-2942.

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18A Pet Connection Leader, May 22, 2014 052214 Paw printsShelter offers free neuters for male catsLARGO Pinellas County Animal Services is sponsoring a weeklong neuterathon through May 24 to help reduce cat overpopulation in county communities. The shelter is providing free neuters to male cats whose owners reside in Pinellas County and are current on rabies vaccinations and licensing. Rabies vaccinations and licensing can be updated for the cost of $25. Cats must be contained in a carrier and feral cats must be in traps. The shelter has openings for 100 appointments that week. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 582-2600, option 8. Neutered male cats reduce unwanted cat litters, health problems in community cats, nuisance urine marking/spraying, fighting and the spread of disease including rabies, feline leukemia and the FIV virus. Rabies vaccines also will be offered at a reduced fee of $5 with the purchase of a Pinellas County license fee for $20. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.Animal Services marks National Dog Bite Prevention WeekLARGO National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, dogs bite millions of people most of them children every year. In 2013, Pinellas County had approximately 1,360 dog bites. Any dog of any breed has the potential to bite. Dog bites are a largely preventable public health problem. Tips on how to prevent dog bites: Citizens are encouraged to work with their local animal shelter, rescue organization or reputable breeder to find breeds and dogs that are a good fit with their household. Dogs need to be spayed/neutered to reduce aggressive tendencies. Infants or young children should not be left alone with a dog. If a child seems frightened by dogs, it is best to wait before a new dog is brought into the household. Citizens are asked not to approach an unfamiliar dog. Stray or lost dogs are cautious around strangers and may run away, snarl or possibly attack if an individual gets too close. Citizens are asked to immediately report stray dogs or dogs displaying unusual behavior. Pinellas County Animal Services accepts citizen concerns Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Citizens are asked to immediately seek professional advice (e.g., from veterinarians, animal behaviorists, or responsible trainers) if the dog develops aggressive or undesirable behaviors.Summer programs for teens available at Animal ServicesLARGO Pinellas County Animal Services is seeking responsible teen volunteers to help leader Pets of the week Pets of the week Dandy LionDandy Lion is a snuggle kitty. He enjoys curling up in laps and having attention lavished upon him. This handsome 1 year old is a great find with thick, orange and white, medium-length fur and exquisite gold eyes. He is wonderful with children and other cats. He has been neutered, vetted and microchipped. Meet Dandy Lion in his foster home in St. Petersburg. Call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 545-1116 for details. Visit www.saveourstraysinc.com.BessBess is a 4-year-old, big retriever/basset hound girl who weighs 58 pounds. She is very sweet and easygoing. Bess is awaiting her new best friend at the Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 S.R. 590, Clearwater. For more information on Bess or any of the many other adoptable animals at the shelter, call 797-7722, or visit www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org.JakeThis adorable ball of fur is Jake. He is a sweet 6-yearold shepherd/chow chow mix in search of his forever family. Jake is a bit more mature at some of the other dogs at the SPCA Tampa Bay, but he has a great life ahead of him. Jake is so friendly, he loves everyone he meets and will make a great companion for family members of all ages. His adoption fee is $75, which includes his neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, and 30 days of free pet insurance. Visit him at 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo or visit www.spcatampabay.org.SamSam is a big, beautiful, 8-year-old boy. He may be part Burmese because of his soft, sable coat and talkative nature. Sam came to Friends of Strays when his owner died. He is declawed and also diabetic, which means he needs an insulin injection twice a day and special food. If you can provide this for Sam, in return he will be a loving and loyal companion. Meet Sam and other adoptable pets at 2911 47th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 522-6566 or visit www.friendsofstrays.com. Volunteers needed at Save Our StraysSave Our Strays needs volunteers to foster felines. Save Our Strays does not maintain a shelter facility and all of our current foster homes are full. SOS phone requests are presently so great that we must tell callers we cannot help them with the felines in need that they have found. Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Those interested and willing to aid adult cats or kittens in need should call for details. North county residents should call 481-5262. South county pet lovers may call 871-0888 for details or email sos@saveour straysinc.com. Save Our Strays is a no-kill, nonprofit organization dedicated to re-homing abandoned cats and kittens. volunteers with dog walking. Teens must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and must commit to 12 hours per week at the shelter. The eight-week program will begin on Monday, June 9, and end on Saturday, Aug. 9. The Pinellas County Animal Services Teen Program is designed to prepare teens in the community for future leadership roles, create a sense of motivation and teach invaluable skills that will enable teens to grow into responsible young adults. By working at the shelter, teens will be prepared for the work force, gain hands-on experience and earn community service hours for graduation. Students can download an online application at the Pinellas County Animal Services website at www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/ volunteer.htm or complete the application at the Pinellas County Animal Services shelter located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Space in the program is limited. Applications must be received by Saturday, May 31. Orientation training is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, and dog walking training with a lead volunteer is scheduled for Thursday, May 29. Morning and afternoon four-hour shifts are available Monday through Friday. Saturday shifts are available in the mornings only as the shelter closes early. For more information, contact the Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator at 582-2675 or email animalvolunteers@pinellascounty.org. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.Roller derby league to collect for animal leaguePALM HARBOR Revolution Roller Derby, a womens flat-track roller derby league, will host a roller derby game on Saturday, May 24, at Sunderman Recreational Complex, 1631 Ninth St. The league is collecting towels, Purina One Food, toys and clay litter at the door of this event to benefit Suncoast Animal League of Palm Harbor. The teams that are facing off in this game are The Rolling Valkyries vs. Tampa Bay Bruise Crew. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking will start at 4:30 p.m. and the game will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Attendees may bring a folding chair for track-side seating. Advance tickets can be purchased on our brownpapertickets.com. Visit www.TBNweekly.com

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Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:BlendedGenre: Comedy and romance Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, Jessica Lowe, Terry Crews, Dan Patrick, Bella Thorne, Emma uhrmann, Alyvia Alyn Lynd, Kyle Red Silverstein and Braxton Beckham Director: Frank Coraci Rated: PG-13 After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week. Blended marks the third collaboration between stars Sandler and Barrymore, following their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies The Wedding Singer and First Dates.X-Men: Days of Future PastGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Patrick Stewart, IanOpening this weekendBlended pairs Sandler, Barrymore; Singer helms X-Men: Days of Future Past Photo by ALAN MARKFIELD/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXFrom left, Hugh Jackmen stars as Logan, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men: Days of Future Past. McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit Director: Bryan Singer Rated: PG-13 The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, X-Men: First Class, in order to change a major historical event and fight an epic battle that could save our future. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The Angriest Man in BrooklynGenre: Comedy Cast: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones Director: Phil Alden Robinson Rated: R Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry atPhoto courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESDrew Barrymore stars as Lauren and Adam Sandler as Jim in Warner Bros. Pictures romantic comedy Blended, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Diversions Events Movies ClassiedsLargo Leader, Section B, May 22, 2014 Visit www.TBNweekly.com 050814Tarpon Springs(727) 551-4926Largo(727) 474-3832 052214Your staff is wonderful. They kept up with progress and kept us informed of whats happening. I would hire your rm if I was buying or selling a home. Great team work!Dave Grandbois IMMACULATE OAKHURST SHORES HOME 3BR/2BA/2CG + DECK Corner lot Beautiful mature landscaping$325,000WATERFRONT TREASURE ISLAND HOME 5BR/3BA/2CG + DOCK WITH LIFT 160 Ft. + water frontage Highly sought Paradise Island$599,000CRYSTAL ISLAND 3BR/2BA/2CG + DOCK Gorgeous water views Beautifully updated kitchen$475,000CORNER SEMINOLE CONDO 2BR/2BA + CARPORT Gorgeous views of the well-kept community from the many windows$124,9005792 BAYSHORE DRIVE, SEMINOLE SATURDAY, MAY 24TH 1-3PM 3BR/2BA/2CG + NEW KITCHEN$239,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSE PRICE REDUCEDwww.SandyHartmann Homes.com727-420-7510 MOVE IN READY GULFPORT BUNGALOW 2 BEDROOM + CARPORT Walk to Gulfport Marina and nature park Fenced backyard is great for entertaining$139,900 051514 See TOP FIVE, page 2B Top five diversions Sixth annual Freedom Fest May 23-25, on State Street in Oldsmar. Hosted by the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce will host the three-day event which will feature live music from start to finish, plenty of food and arts and craft vendors and plenty of fun activities for the kids. Hours will be Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Entertainment will include performances by bands such as Stormbringer, Greg Billings and the Black Honkeys. Full Throttle Magazine is the presenting sponsor of the event and will host a major bike competition on Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Visit www.oldsmarfreedomfest.com. The Florida Orchestra: A Stars and Stripes Hit Parade ; Friday, May 23, 8 p.m., at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa; Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg; and Sunday, May 25, 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. Its a Memorial Day weekend of overtures, marches and Americana favorites, including an Armed Forces Salute, Washington Post March, Colonel Bogey March, Yankee Doodle, Coplands Hoedown and Saturday Night Waltz, music by John Williams and more. Bob Bernhardt conducts. Lucinda Williams, Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $42.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Multiple Grammy Award-winner Lucinda Williams has announced her national tour, which includes a date at the Capitol Theatre. Released in 1988, Williams self-titled album featured the single Passionate Kisses, a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, which garnered Williams her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994. Williams has received more than a dozen Grammy nominations and released a string of albums since then that have been critically acclaimed including her 1998 breakthrough album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, an album that presented a broader scope of songs that fused rock, blues, country and Americana. The album went gold and earned Williams a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. In 1992, she earned another Grammy in the Best Rock Female Vocal Performance category for the single Get Right With God. Lauren Mitchell Band Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m., at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $13 in advance and $16 the day of the show. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org. Lots of people can sing. But the best have to give more theyve got to give their heart, their soul, and their guts. And thats what Lauren Mitchell gives every time she takes the stage. Like the legendary female singers Lauren most admires Etta James, Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin, and Aretha Franklin Lauren gives you everything she has and then some. And like bees attracted to honey, her growing swarm of fans cant get enough of her. With a voice that growls and soothes, and with the looks and attitude that says, you better stop and listen Mitchell means business. Her brand of full-throttle, all-or-nothing, takeno-prisoners, leave-it-all-on-the-stage performances, will have audiences begging for more! Mitchells smokin backing band features legendary Gulf Coast B3 master The Professor Mike Photo courtesy of LAUREN MITCHELLLauren Mitchell plays the Palladium May 24. See OPENING, page 3B

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Leader, May 22, 2014 Vertical Blinds Plantation Shutters Draperies Valances Shades service centerServing Our Neighbors for 32 Years! NationalWindow.comShowroom Open Monday Saturday8710 Seminole Boulevard Seminole 727-397-8770041714 Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 1. Aged 4. Anxiety 9. Fink 13. Reduce, as expenses 15. Harder to find 16. Burrow 17. Disembowel 19. A chip, maybe 20. Reverberate 21. System to reduce indoor temperature and humidity (shortened) 23. Goes after 24. Inquirer 25. Harper Valley ___ 26. Those who select 29. Memory units 32. ___ Miller, big band musician 33. Oolong, for one 34. Knowledge gained through tradition 35. Theyre entered in court 36. Numero uno 37. ___ we having fun yet? 38. Archaeological find 39. Adhesive 40. Cooperative effort by a group 42. Gee whiz! 43. Anglers gear 44. Botches 48. Gunk 50. Medicated lozenge 51. ___ of the Flies 52. Vexation 54. Biblical shepherd 55. Who ever loved you more than I, in song (2 wds) 56. Absorbs, with up 57. ___ mortals 58. Ratty place 59. Comprende? Down 1. Lohengrin, e.g. 2. Washes 3. Towels off 4. Anatomical ring 5. Nostrils 6. Alum 7. Undertake, with out 8. ___ Act of 1571, forbade criticism of the British monarchy 9. Round lots 100 10. Coalesces 11. A chorus line 12. ___ here long? 14. Coop flier 18. I.O.U.s 22. Religious image: Var. 24. Up, in a way 26. Court employee 27. Medical advice, often 28. Fill 29. Make a harsh or raucous noise 30. Auld lang syne 31. Chief financial officer 32. Dirty look 35. Calls from radio listeners (hyphenated) 36. Outlaws 38. Draft 39. Ziti, e.g. 41. Be a busybody 42. Fellow 44. Acadia National Park locale 45. Hodgepodges 46. Run off to the chapel 47. Taste, e.g. 48. Brickbat 49. Brain area 50. Figureheads place 53. ___ v. WadeHoroscopesMay 22, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Let the truth be heard, Capricorn, all of it. It may be bitter, but it is the only way to perpetuate change. An email turns you on to a new hobby.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Fatigue sets in early in the week. Combat it with an outdoor pastime, Aquarius. A phone call gets the ball rolling on a project at work. Choose your team wisely.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20The torture is over, Pisces. The details are finally revealed. Take some time to mull over everything before you act. A photo makes for a lot of fun at home.AriesMarch 21 April 19Friends lock horns. Steer clear of the battle, Aries. It will be some before the problem is resolved. A package arrives. Whats inside surprises you.TaurusApril 20 May 20Come on, Taurus. Make a fuss. That is the only way you are going to see any results. A compromise at home brings peace to your realm once more.GeminiMay 21 June 21Be careful what you wish for this week, Gemini. You may just get it, and it may not be what you want after all. A secret is kept, and a promise is fulfilled.CancerJune 22 July 22Psst, Cancer. Someone you know isnt doing their part, and it may not be their fault. Proceed with caution. A train wreck at home is not yours to clean up.LeoJuly 23 August 22Competition is heating up at the office. Dont join in unless you are ready to play hard, Leo. Your financial picture improves with a windfall.VirgoAugust 23 September 22More work now will lead to a lot less work later. Dig in, Virgo. A scheduling mishap turns out to be a blessing in disguise. Finances shape up.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Feeling out of sorts, Libra? No problem. A field trip will boost spirits and get the ideas flowing again. A repair is less costly than expected.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21A need is made known. Heed the call, Scorpio. An estimate is just that, an estimate. Allow for more wiggle room in your budget. Travel plans get underway.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Check your facts, Sagittarius. Errors are not permitted. A cheeky retort at home lightens the mood and gets the conversation flowing. Hensley. The Lauren Mitchell Band rocks the house with their highenergy concoction of blues and soul. REO Speedwagon Sunday, May 25, 9 p.m., at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, located off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, Tampa. Tickets are $80 a person, standing room only, and are available to those 21 and older. Call 800-937-0010 or visit www.seminolehardrocktampa.com. Formed in 1967 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has maintained its Midwest work ethic and given their fans a reason to keep on loving them. The band has produced numerous hits over the years including Ridin The Storm Out, Keep On Loving You, and Take it on the Run. Its Hi Infidelity album in the 1980s was certified platinum nine times and still remains a high-water mark for rock bands. The album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot. Besides Cronin, REO Speedwagon consists of Bruce Hall on bass, Neal Doughty on keyboards, Dave Amato on lead guitar and Bryan Hitt on drums. Of late, the band has been linked to the Midwest Rock n Roll Express Tour. In the spring and summer of 2012, REO teamed with Styx and Ted Nugent for a tour, which traveled around the country. TOP FIVE, from page 1B Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Hair, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot; presented by Eight OClock Theatre, July 11-20, 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. Hair the Broadway musical live on stage is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features a long list of chart-topping hit songs such as Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. The themes and struggles in Hair, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to modern times. This performance contains strong language, adult content and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences. This production will feature Michael Newton-Brown as director and James Grenelle as choreographer. Terry Bozzio Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $14.95. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Bozzio will perform solo drum music on the world's largest tuned drum and percussion set. Drawing from jazz, classical and ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Bozzio is a storyteller, able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement and passion. His live performance will be filled with classical forms and structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting and fiery drumming that will bring audiences to their feet. Zebra Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. In 1982, Zebra's self-titled debut album went platinum and was the fastest selling debut album in Atlantic Records' history outselling other Atlantic Artists such as Led Zeppelin, Yes and AC/DC. A total of five music videos aired on MTV and gave the band combined album sales of nearly 2 million worldwide with Who's Behind the Door?, Tell Me What You Want, Wait Until the Summer's Gone, Bears and One More Chance. Zebra has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and is acknowledged as Louisiana's No. 1 Rock and Roll band by the Louisiana Music Commission and they were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October of 2012. Attendees will have an opportunity to see all three original members for a one-night only performance in Largo.Clearwater Cookin with Gus, by Jim Brochu, through July 13, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Evening performances are presented Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are presented Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 which includes dinner and show. Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her shes been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and cant open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it ... Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks shes cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage. Shaun Hopper, Saturday, May 31, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The acoustic guitarist wizard is known for his fingerstyle guitar playing. Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. An unparalleled master of the fretboard, he merges complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with-one-of-a-kind mix of percussive elements captivating everyone within earshot creating the sound of a full band with just one guitar and his two hands. His original compositions and arrangements of well-loved pop tunes are infused with cutting-edge techniques resulting in a signature style which crosses over a full range of musical genres such as classical, jazz, Irish/Celtic, folk, pop, funk, blues and flamenco. Subsequent years of honing his craft led Shaun to the Winfield National Fingerpicking Championship where he won Best Instrumental song, second place in The Eddies Attic bi-annual songwriting shootout. He has also shared the stage and opened for B.B. King, Tim Reynolds, Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, Switchfoot, G. Love and has even had the opportunity to play personally for Stevie Wonder.St. Petersburg Morrissey Friday, May 30, 8:15 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $55. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. The globally-renowned recording and performing artist embarked on an extensive United States tour on May 7 in San Jose, Cailf. Morrisseys special guest on all dates will be singer, songwriter and keyboardist Kristeen Young. The tour dates come on the heels of Morrisseys completion of his forthcoming Harvest Records debut album the artists first since 2009s Years of Refusal recorded in France with producer Joe Chiccarelli. Joining Morrissey on tour will be members of his longtime band: Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums) and Gustavo Manzur (keyboards). Morrisseys recent Autobiography became one of the fastest-selling memoirs in the United Kingdom upon its release in October and set first-week sales records when it entered the U.K. charts at No. 1. Its release also marked the first time a living author had been published by Penguin Classics in the imprints nearly 70-year history. Morrisseys solo career began in 1988, after the dissolution of The Smiths, with the release of Viva Hate. His influence on music and culture has continued to grow over the past 25 years through the release of nine globally acclaimed studio albums and an array of singles, rarities collections and live recordings. He is renowned as one of the worlds most legendary and influential performing artists of all time, recently exemplified in last years concert film, Morrissey 25: Live, recorded in March 2013 at a rare intimate show at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.St. Pete Beach 21st annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Corey Avenue and Gulf Boulevard in downtown St. Pete Beach. Admission is free. The Corey Avenue Merchants Association, responsible for many community programs, will once again host the annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival produced by American Craft Endeavors. This high-end event transforms Corey Avenue into an outdoor craft gallery featuring quality affordable crafts handmade in America. A full spectrum of craft art media will be on display and for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gift items, scented soaps and body products with prices range from as little as $3 to $3,000. A Green Market will offer exotic live plants and gourmet items. Festivals produced by American Craft Endeavors bring together an eclectic mix of the nations most talented crafters. These two-day art events have become annual traditions and are highly anticipated in their respective cities. Each venue is transformed into a first-class outdoor craft gallery. The crafters are juried by independent panels of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their work is original and handmade in America. All crafters will be on-site for the entire duration of the shows allowing the public to meet and talk with them personally, asking questions about their art and inspirations. The craft shows feature a full spectrum of craft art mediums including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. For information, visit www.artfestival.com.Tarpon Springs Open-mic coffeehouse for musicians, poets, and others ; Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m., at Elks Lodge, 237 Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. The show is sponsored by the Tarpon Springs Unitarian Universalist Church. Admission is a charity donation of $1 and/or canned goods item. For information, call 937-4823.2B Just for Fun

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Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henrys anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. Cold in JulyGenre: Crime and thriller Cast: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Nick Damici and Wyatt Russell Director: Jim Mickle Not rated How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although hes hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his familys safety when Freddys ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end.Gore Vidal: The United States of AmnesiaGenre: Documentary Cast: Gore Vidal, Burr Steers, Christopher Hitchens, Jodie Evans, Tim Robbins, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sting, David Mamet, Bob Scheer, William F. Buckley, Jay Parini, Norman Mailer, Nina Straight and Dick Cavett Director: Nicholas Wrathall Not rated No 20th century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-onone interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathalls new documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best including filmmaker/nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens blends with footage from Vidals legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time. Gore Vidals professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters. His return to America in 2005 marked the last great stage in his creative career and this film represents an extraordinary opportunity to share his view on America in the 21st century. Featuring candid vrit footage of Vidal in his final years, the film explores his enduring global impact on art, politics, and everything in between. His overview of the current state of the Republic and the health of US democracy is unique and incisive. This is Gore Vidals last word and testimony.The Love PunchGenre: Comedy Cast: Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Louise Bourgoin and Laurent Lafitte Director: Joel Hopkins Rated: PG-13 The Love Punch brings Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson to the sun-drenched French Riviera in the feel good romantic comedy of the year. The film is a romantic caper about Richard (Brosnan) and Kate (Thompson), a divorced couple who, after their pension is stolen by an unscrupulous businessman, reunite to steal it back. A whirlwind caper about embezzlement, bankrupt employees pension funds and re-discovering old love set in France, The Love Punch was a hit with TIFF audiences where it played to full houses with much laughter and great applause.Words and PicturesGenre: Drama and romance Cast: Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche Director: Fred Schepisi Rated: PG-13 A witty romantic drama, Words and Pictures stars the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Owen) laments his students obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (Binoche) an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish. With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches an inspired plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.Godzilla is a giddy, breathtaking spectacle with monster-sized defectsThe famous aphorism you cannot step twice into the same stream is often ascribed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus, although the phrasing actually comes from Plato as an encapsulation of the Ephesians assertion about ever-present change in the universe. Legions of kaiju fans flocked to theaters last weekend hoping that Gareth Edwards new film Godzilla would allow them to reconnect with the King of Monsters and relive the sheer giddiness they experienced when they first watched Ishir Hondas 1954 genre-kickstarter, the classic Toho film Godzilla. In many ways Edwards big-budget, CGI battle royale fills the bill but plot contrivances, stock characters, clich drama and continuity errors tarnish what could have been a far more compelling story. The original 1954 Godzilla featured a giant monster spawned by nuclear radiation. Its success in Japan and internationally launched the entire kaiju subgenre. Godzilla became a pop culture icon. Toho Studios has made more than two dozen feature films starring Godzilla, with titles such as Godzilla Raids Again (1955), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Ghidorah, the ThreeHeaded Monster (1964), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974). American filmmakers have also tried to cash in on the franchise. The first adaptation was Godzilla, King of the Monsters! in 1956 a film which incorporated footage from the 1954 Godzilla and added new footage featuring Raymond Burr. Godzilla 1985 was also reconstituted from a Japanese film, The Return of Godzilla. Then, in 1998, Roland Emmerich helmed Godzilla starring Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno. That film earned almost universal denigration from reviewers and left audiences wary of ensuing monster movie projects. As Godzilla celebrates his 60th birthday with the release of Edwards new film, it is evident that audiences are ready to embrace the King of Monsters once more. Edwards Godzilla opens in the Philippines in 1999. Two scientists played by Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins are whisked across lush, mountainous landscape to a mining operation where workers have discovered the fossilized bones of an enormous creature. There are also a couple of big sacs hanging from the ceiling of the cavern which audience members immediately identify as monster eggs but no one in the mining crew has figured this out, apparently. Fortunately, the scientists are as observant as the audience. The focus switches to coastal Japan. Husband and wife Joe and Sandra Brody played by Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche work at a Japanese nuclear power plant. The two are concerned about a string of tremors and are on the verge of shutting down the plant when disaster strikes: the quakes which the audience knows are most likely caused by a monster result in a nuclear meltdown. The action picks up 15 years later, with Joe zealously trying to access the quarantined Japanese town where he once lived to prove that the government is hiding the truth about what happened. Joes son, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who was a child when the meltdown occurred, is now an adult with his own family. Ford serves in the U.S. Navy as a bomb disarmament expert. His career choice is emphasized for reasons that will later become evident. When Joe and Ford sneak into the not-so-secured quarantine zone, they get caught and taken to the one place most clandestine government officials would not want them to see: The place where theyre keeping the monster. On the upside, the audience gets its first glimpse at the monster. Except, its not Godzilla. Nope, this is M.U.T.O. Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism and M.U.T.O. is one ugly kaiju. Things quickly start to deteriorate from this point as M.U.T.O. decides hes through letting scientists still the same ones played by Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins poke and prod him and collect various specimen samples because, um, science. M.U.T.O. one heads out to sea to cross the Pacific Ocean, putting it on a course that will eventualReel TimeLee Clark Zumpe Movie review ly lead to the most populous area on the California coastline. Following M.U.T.O. is the U.S. military, headed up by Rear Admiral William Stenz (David Strathairn), and another monster good old Godzilla. Before the big building-smashing, block-rocking climactic smackdown, a third giant monster joins the brawl. Edwards makes the audience wait for his titular character. He provides a compelling backstory and allows the viewer titillating glimpses of Godzilla as the film progresses, but the slow-boil pace means the creature doesnt dominate the screen until the third and final act. That titanic monster battle no doubt forged by an army of digitizers is the heart of the film. Its worth the wait, and seeing it in 3-D is worth the extra admission price. The utter splendor of watching Godzilla scrap with two malevolent kaiju, bulldozing San Francisco in the process, is gleefully dizzying for fans of the genre. The third act is absolute creature-feature paradise. Getting to that pinnacle, though, is hard work. Edwards Godzilla suffers from many basic storytelling foibles. While the audience is waiting for the hardcore action to begin, Edwards tries to fill space with human drama. Unfortunately, his characters are underdeveloped. The Brody family suffers an emotional loss early on in the movie but the grief of that event is conveyed in a formulaic sequence that diminishes its potential power. The two scientists Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Watanabe) and Dr. Vivienne Graham (Hawkins) are little more than stock characters. Serizawa spends most of the film grimly censuring humanity for its arrogance while Graham obedient concurs and looks terminally apprehensive. The characters the audience cares about dont get enough screen time. Other characters like Ford never connect with the audience. In fact, the most empathetic character in the film is Godzilla. As for plot contrivances, it is never explained why Joe and Sandra Brody are working at a Japanese nuclear power plant in the first place or why Joe speaks fluent Japanese or why all the Japanese workers at the plant speak fluent English. Its not that it couldnt happen: Its that the only reason it seems to happen in this film is so that the action can eventually be redirected to American soil. Specifically, it sets the groundwork for introducing characters who are on site witnessing the devastation of San Francisco later on in the story. Ford has to be the most fortuitous character in cinematic history. Hes in Japan when the first monster arrives and hes there when it reawakens after a 15-year dormancy. Hes in Hawaii when it makes a pit stop to munch on a nuclear sub. Hes on a train in the middle of the countryside you get the picture. Oh, and when the military needs someone to switch off a live warhead, hes a bomb disarmament expert. And then theres the huge problem with the entire scene at the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. One would think such a facility would utilize some form of aerial or perimeter surveillance. But wait. The kaiju films of Toho Studios werent exactly Academy Award contenders. Looking back, the stories werent particularly high-caliber. The characters werent all that compelling. The special effects well, lets face it: The monsters were guys in suits. Theres a word for it: suitmation. Despite its flaws, the new Godzilla is superbly entertaining. It manages to mix a conscientious albeit muddied message about hubris and unimpeded human folly with colossal scuffling monsters flattening large metropolises. Its slow-building tension makes it a fun ride and its finale is a spectacle that is exhilarating to behold. The films impressive score, provided by Alexandre Desplat, definitely enhances its impact. Cranston is clearly the human star of the story, but others particularly Elizabeth Olsen as Fords wife Elle and Strathairn the admiral give solid performances. Edwards Godzilla provides substantiation of that aphorism you cannot step twice into the same stream. Watching a Godzilla film as an adult doesnt quite stir up the same level of astonishment as watching the old Toho films as a kid at least not until the monsters start knocking over buildings and tearing each other to shreds. OPENING, from page 1BPhoto courtesy of WARNER BROS. PICTURESAbove, Godzilla rumbles through the city in a scene from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures epic action adventure Godzilla, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Below, Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as Ford Brody and Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody.Photo by KIMBERLEY FRENCH Photo courtesy of LIONSGATEMila Kunis stars as Sharon Gill and Robin Williams as Henry Altmann in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.

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(727)515-5481. AFFORDABLE ADORABLE 3BR $900/Month. 1BR $700/Month. Concrete-block Construction. 7-Month Lease Includes W/S/T/L. First + Last to Move in. (727)474-1074. 155. Furnished CondosBEAUTIFUL NEWLY REMODELED 1BR/1BA Condo, Treasure Island, across from Beach. Perfect for One Person or Couple. Gorgeous Garden w/Fountain, Free W/D on Property. Call Mike (405)417-5310. 160. Unfurnished CondosSEMINOLE GARDENS 1BR/1BA, 874SF, 55+, Laminate Floors, $800/Month-Yearly. Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. (727)397-2534 SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU 1BR/1BA, 55+, Gated Community, Newly Updated, Quiet, Clean. Resort Style Living. $750/Month. (727)385-7718. EAST BAY COUNTRY CLUB APARTMENTS, LARGO Spacious 2BR/1.5BA. On Golf Course, Newly Renovated, Convenient Location Small Pet OK. W/D Hook Up. $1,150/Month. lenoresabala@gmail.com Connie (727)588-1109 LONG BAYOU, 55+. 2BR/2BA, Florida Room, 1,100SF, 1st Floor, Corner Unit, Covered Parking. $825/Mo. Annual. (727)391-8089. WATERS EDGE, LARGO 55+, 2BR/2BA, Florida Room, Pool, Clubhouse, Elevator, Covered Parking, Great Location! Condo Association Approval Required, All Appliances Included, No Pets. $850/Mo. Annual (727)237-1635 DUNEDIN, LARGE 1BR/1BA 55+, Remodeled, Screened Porch, Carport. Next to Dundein High. $675/Month, $700 Security. (727)204-5576. 170. Furnished Apts.CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $189/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. precisionpropertymanagement.net 175. Unfurnished Apts. 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. SUN SATIONAL SUMMER SPECIAL!Move In By June 15th Get Julys Rent FREE!*Limited Availability & 13 Month LeaseSpacious Apts, Screened-In Lanai, Monthly Calendar Full Of Activities, Transportation, Beautiful Grounds & Much More!Call For Your Tour Today!MyImperialPalmsHome.com(727)585-3723 051514 AFFORDABLE LARGO 1BR $160/Wkly. Dunedin Room, $95/Wkly. Free Water, Electric. Wont Last! Call Or Click www.586-2412.com SEMINOLE GARDENS, 55+. 1BR Deluxe, Furnished. No Pets. Nonsmokers Only. Robert G. Castles, P.A. Broker. (727)319-8229 www.SeminoleGarden.com BELLEAIR BLUFFSCall For Move-in Special: Deluxe 1-2BRs, 1st-2nd Floor. Overlooking Nonsmoking Center Courtyard W/Beautiful Pool. Great Location 1 Block From Shopping & Intracoastal. 2942 West Bay Dr. (727)510-9085 LARGO, VERY CLOSE TO Transportation, Shopping, Hospital. 2BR/1BA, $700/month, plus $700 Security. (727)280-5005. BELLEAIR GREENS APTS 2BR/2BA units on Biltmore Golf Course. Newly renovated. Across from police, rec center. (727)365-6821. INDIAN SHORES 1/BR C/H/A, Includes E/W/S, Beach Access. 19235 Whispering Pines Drive. $1,000/Month. (727)599-5814, (727)623-4443. Owner/ Agent. 185. Beach RentalsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH WEEKLY RENTALS Cozy, Clean, Furnished Cottages. 1-2BRs rates starting at $329/week +tax. Steps to Gulf Beach. Pet Friendly. (727)595-3000. www.SunshineCozyCottages.com FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED 1-5 Bedrooms Condos, Houses, Duplexes Weekly/ Monthly/ Annual Bob Schmidt, (727)580-9797 Tropical Isles Realty, Inc. (727)593-0744, (800)655-0744. CLEARWATER BEACH ON Sand Key. 30 Minutes From Tampa Airport. Gulf-Front & Intracoastal Views, 2BR/2BA, Nicely Furnished. 24/7 Security Incl. Amenities. No Pets. Available For Short Or Long Term Lease. Annual From $1,700/Mo. Seasonal $Variable. Owner, (813)431-9381, (813)909-9370. SAND KEY CONDO Facing Gulf! 1BR/1.5BA, Custom Cabinets, Kitchen & Baths w/Granite Countertops, Flat Screen TVs, WiFi, In Unit Laundry. Beautifully Decorated For The Discerning Renter. Available Multiple Summer Months. $900/Mo. (813)988-1836. 190. Waterfront RentalsBELLEAIR, LUXURY 2BR/2BA, 1,500SF, Directly On Intracoastal. Spectacular Setting w/Gated 24 Hr. Security, Pool, Covered Parking, W/D. No Pets, Nonsmoking. $1,575/Mo. Annual. Will Guarantee No Increase At Renewal. (727)420-1397. TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/2BA, Condo, Furnished/ Unfurnished, Adults, No Pets, Pool, Dock. Fantastic Water Views, One Block to Beach. $1,250/Month plus Electric. 1/Year Lease. (763)458-7401. OCEANFRONT 2BR/2BA, Furnished, Corner, Ground Floor, Covered Porch, Pool. Beautiful Belleair Beach! Minimum Rental 3-4 Weeks. No Pets. (727)423-6958. 195. Seasonal RentalsSAND KEY, CLEARWATER BCH Furnished 2BR/2BA Condos Available 1-12 Months. Florida Dreams RE Sales & Rentals, Inc. (727)595-5774. St. Giles Manor IIApartments for the ElderlyApplications available at7650 58th Street, N. Pinellas Park, FL 33781One Bedroom Apartments Rent Based on Income(727) 623-9886TTY 800 955-8771 091312 CLEARWATER DREAM! 55+, Furnished/ Unfurnished 2BR/2BA, 1,600+SF, Gazebo, 1/4-Acre Lot. Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-In Closets, Sunroom. MUST SEE NOW! (352)279-2469. PALM HILL COMMUNITY 55+ 2BR/2BA, Family Room, Dining Area, Large Round Open Kitchen, Large Screened In Room, Laundry Room, W/D, 3 Community Center Pools, Large Jacuzzi, Tennis, Shuffle Board, GOLF COURSE, Year Around. $900/Month, Plus Deposit. Must Qualify. (727)667-2737 225. Duplex/Triplex RentalsLARGO, BY BEACH 3BR/2BA, 1,400+SF, Workshop, Kennel, W/D Hook-Ups, Tile, Ceiling Fans, Large Fenced Yard, Carport. W/S/G, Lawn Included. $1,200/Mo. (727)542-7571. 245. Room For RentSAFE, CLEAN, QUIET. Fully Furnished. Utilities, Cable Included. Deposit, References, ID Required. From $150/Week. (727)547-1199. SEMINOLE HEARTBREAK HOUSE Peace Trades Peoples, Quiet, Furnished, 2.5/Bath, Pool, Cable, Electric, W/D, Included. $130/Week and Up. Security Required, BGC. (210)560-4943. 260. Want To Rent 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. 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 PRIVATE DOCK WANTED: Looking To Rent A Private Dock To Moor My 22 Sailboat. Free Sailing Lessons! (727)638-7801 SERVERSPinecrest 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. HANSON CLEANERS Now Hiring self-motivated person for counter help. Apply at 12963 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774 APPOINTMENT SETTERSNeeded For Travel Club, Must Be Reliable, Speak Clearly And Read From A Pitch. Weekly Pay $8-$10 Per Hour & Commission. 30-40/Hrs. A Week. No Sales, Setting Appts. Apply In Person, Sun-Thurs, 12-8. Only Enthusiastic & Eager People Apply! American Travel Partners, Oxford Plaza, 9466 Seminole Blvd. CALL (727)393-6000 Ext-0 Ask For Darlene Or Janet. ROOFING MECHANICS WITH Local Experience and Hand Tools. Steady Work. Business Located In Largo. (727)330-7820 FT/PT SEMINOLE CURVES We are looking for energetic, self-motivated and those interested in health and nutrition, with a flexible schedule. (727)320-9737. HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED For beach resort condos. Full or part time. Apply in person Tuesday thru Saturday from 9am-3pm. Ram Sea Resort 17200 Gulf Blvd. N Redington Beach, 33708 Ask for Mariann or Carol (727)397-0441. Background check required. SECURITY GUARDPinecrest Place retirement community, located in Largo, has an opening for a P/T Security Guard, 2pm-9pm, 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. CNAS & HOME HEALTH AIDES Pinecrest Place, an upscale retirement community located in Largo is seeking P-T CNAs & Home Health Aides for our Personalized Living Home Healthcare office. The position requires candidates to assist residents with ADLs based on their individualized plan of care. Escort residents to Dr. appointment; possess excellent customer service skills; able to communicate effectively with resident, visitors, members of health care team. Must be flexible with hours available to include weekend & holidays as required by resident needs. Candidates can apply in person at Pinecrest Place, 1150 8th Ave. SW; Largo, FL 33770 or fax resume to (727)581-8409. Drug free workplace; EOE; Must have valid CNA certification HOUSEKEEPERS/ GUEST ROOM Attendants: Full-Time and Part-Time needed immediately. Saturdays and Sundays required. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club, 19607 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 LEGACY VACATION CLUB Is looking for a dynamic experienced Front Desk Agent/ Activities Coordinator to deliver outstanding guest service and activities to create a pleasurable vacation experience for our guests. Full-Time. Apply in person: Legacy Vacation Club, 19607 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 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 BOOKKEEPERQuickbooks, Part-time, Nonsmoking, Seminole Area. Fax Resume and Salary Requirements to (727)394-2727 (FAX) 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 OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 26, IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY. WE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING EARLY DEADLINES: 727-397-5563Retail Advertising Seminole/Beach Beacon Largo Leader Belleair Bee Clearwater Beacon: Thursday, May 22 @ NoonClassified Advertising Display Ads: Thursday, May 22 @ 5 p.m. Line Ads: Friday, May 23 @ NoonEditorial Press Releases Thursday, May 22 @ Noon050114 300. Notices 300. Notices 300. Notices SUBMIT YOUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINEToo busy to call in to our ofce? Cant visit in person?Order your classied ad online, 24/7, quickly and easily. Visit www.TBNweekly.com, click on Place A Classied, complete & submit the form. A representative from the classied dept. will follow up with you during regular ofce hours to conrm your order and obtain payment information.ADS WILL NOT BE PLACED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS FROM YOU.12607 111413 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted Classified Deadlines: Line Ads: Monday Noon Display: Friday 5PM Call Early! 397-5563 UNBEATABLE PRICE$! FA$T RE$ULT$!Sell Your Home In The Classieds!CALL TODAY! 397-5563SWIM INSTRUCTIONAll Ages And Levels. Long Time Honored Swim Teacher Makes It Easy And Fun! No Tears Just Results! Your Pool Or Ours In Clearwater Beach And Clearwater. (727)804-3399 WABCswim.Com/CLW 410. Massage TherapyQUALITY IN-HOME MASSAGE Licensed Professional #10674. (727)851-2577. Advanced Scheduling Required. 60 and 90 Minute Sessions. 425. Child Care/PreschoolDAEANNS HOME DAY CARE Ages 0-5/Years, 6AM-6PM, In Beautiful Largo Home, Teen/E.L.C. Program. #52-51-04487. (727)481-6906 435. Adult Care & Svcs.CAREGIVER, CERTIFIED HOME Health Aide, Available 7 Days A Week, Live-In Or Hourly. Good References. Call Barbara, (727)596-7539. DO YOU NEED A LIVE-IN CAREGIVER?I Am Flexible In Availability. Excellent References. Call Angie, (727)225-2451. HOME HEALTH CARE PLUS Days/Nights. 33 Years Experience. Excellent References. (727)447-1574 CAREGIVER/ COMPANION Experienced. Excellent References. Also Available Weekends & Nights (727)447-1574 485. Help WantedGLOBAL CONNECTIONS Agents/ Reservations, Monday-Thursday, 10:30AM-7:00PM and Saturday, 9:00AM-5:00PM, $10/Hour. Insurance, 401K, travel benefits, plus booking incentives. Must have computer, customer service skills. Fax resume: (727)467-9097, E-mail: kbrazier@gcitravel.net 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

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Classieds 5B Leader, May 22, 2014 505. Part-Time Help 485. Help Wanted 830. Van & SUV Sales 885. Autos Wanted COOKS, SERVERS, AND DELIVERY POSITIONS New Restaurant in Redington Beach Hotel. (646)533-2907 MEDICAL ASSISTANT Caring Self-starter, With Front/ Back Office Skills And Phlebotomy Skills. Southeast Regional Arthritis Center. (727)447-3434 THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH Is seeking an Experienced Public Works Maintenance Person to Perform Indoor/ Outdoor Maintenance. Must have a Valid FL Drivers License. $12 to $15 Per Hour. Call Town Hall, (727)391-3875, for Further Information. EOE. DRY CLEANERS: Counter Help, Part-time, Tuesday-Friday 1:00-7:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM. Apply: Belleair Bluffs Cleaners, 2924 West Bay Drive. (727)585-1101. 505. Part-Time HelpRESIDENT 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 LPN: PINECREST PLACEA Premier retirement community, is seeking an LPN for our Memory Care area, 2nd & 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. RETAIL PAINT COUNTER HELP Must Have Qualified Experience. $10 Per Hour. St. Pete Location. Call (727)455-4955. PART-TIME MAINTENANCE Doubletree Beach Resort/ Restaurant. Apply At: 17120 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, (727)393-2813. 810. Auto Sales HONDA CIVIC 20002 Door, Automatic, Ice Cold Air$695 DELIVERSMany More to Choose From. VALUE FIRST AUTO SALES 8021 1st St N, St Pete *(727)578-2345 1992 CADILLAC EL DORADO 86,000 Original Miles. Senior Owned. Must see to appreciate! $3,500. (727)259-3890 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA PRICE CHANGE! Excellent Condition, Private Owner, Well Maintained, Garaged, All Power, 27,000/Miles, $14,200. (727)586-1915. MOVING, MUST SELL! 2010 Hyundai Elantra, 47,000 Highway Miles. Excellent Condition In & Out. Priced Below Book, $11,500. (727)421-3503 HONDA 2003 ACCORD EX V6 Sedan AT, Leather, Sunroof, 94K Miles, $10,988. Superior Auto, 7290 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park. www.727Cars.com (727)545-8777 LINCOLN 2008 TOWN CAR Signature Limited, Sunroof, Only 56K Miles, $15,988. Superior Auto, 7290 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park. www.727Cars.com (727)545-8777 MAZDA 2012 MAZDA3 i TOURING CarFax One Owner, Only 36K Miles, $13,988. Superior Auto, 7290 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park. www.727Cars.com (727)545-8777 820. Truck SalesDODGE 2001 DAKOTA ETX CAB Retiree Owned Only 16K Miles, Auto, A/C, Excellent Condition, Silver. $8,500. Madeira Beach. (727)439-6488. 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. CALL EARLY TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 2003 Loredo, Good Condition, 1 Owner, 103,000 Miles. 6 Cylinder, $4,000 (727)458-2832. HONDA 2007 CR-V LX 2WD AT Only 40K Miles, Keyless Entry, $14,988. 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Buffman is president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. The surprise addition of Cole Porters recent Tony Award-winning Anything Goes makes me want to rush to the theater. All of these musical miracles, along with the phenomenal acoustics of Ruth Eckerd Hall spell out great joy. Single tickets range in price from $35 to $100. Call 791-7400, visit www.rutheckerdhall.com or visit the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Following is a summary of Ruth Eckerd Halls 2014-15 Broadway Series. Times, dates, performers, performances and descriptions of performances are all subject to change. Smokey Joes Caf featuring the Coasters Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 8 p.m. Welcome to the hottest joint in town. The Coasters are headlining and its always a party at Smokey Joes Caf! This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a raise the roof, songand-dance celebration of some of rock n rolls greatest hits. Get ready for songs like Hound Dog, Stand By Me, Yakety Yak, Jailhouse Rock, Spanish Harlem, On Broadway, Kansas City, Love Potion No. 9 and Fools Fall in Love. Guys and Dolls Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, 7 p.m. Set in Damon Runyons mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight mission doll, out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact shes been engaged to the same man for 14 years and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fianc, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown and Blood Pressure two short stories by Damon Runyon. Chicago Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 and 8 p.m. A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing youve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. Its also no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether youre looking for your first Broadway musical, whether youve seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether youve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, Chicago always delivers. Chicago features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Jekyll & Hyde Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men one a doctor, passionate and romantic the other, a terrifying madman and two women one, beautiful and trusting the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both women in love with the same man. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable This Is the Moment, Someone Like You and A New Life. Anything Goes Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8 p.m. All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theaters most memorable standards, including I Get A Kick Out Of You, Youre the Top, and of course, Anything Goes. I Love Lucy Live On Stage Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2 and 8 p.m. I Love Lucy Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. Its 1952 and you are a memSteel Magnolias to openST. PETERSBURG American Stage Theatre Company will present its fifth main stage play of this season with Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias, opening Friday, May 23 and running through Sunday, June 15, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. This production of the classic story features an all AfricanAmerican cast. Steel Magnolias will be presented in two acts with one intermission. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets start at $39. Student advance tickets are $20. Students rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain. Seniors receive a $2 discount off single tickets. Active military tickets are free with valid military identification, presented to the box office. Active military members also receive 20 percent off additional tickets for friends and family. There will be one special Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, May 21, 8 p.m. Steel Magnolias is set in the present day at Truvys Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Shelbys wedding day nears, so the beauty shop ladies of Chinquapin Parrish, Louisiana delicate as magnolias but tough as steel have a lot to talk about. From the new assistant who announces, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair, to the town matron who declares, Im not crazy Ive just been in a very bad mood 40 years!, Steel Magnolias is alternately hilarious and touching, sure to be the feel-good hit of the season. Bob Devin Jones is directing for American Stage Theatres production of Steel Magnolias. He is a native of Los Angeles has resided in St. Petersburg since 1997. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he has been a theater worker for more than 35 years, working as an actor, playwright, and director. He serves on the USF College of Education Advisory Board, and the boards of freeFall Theatre, Creative Clay, First Night and American Stage, where he directed the most recent production in the August Wilson Century Cycle, Two Trains Running. In January 2014, Jones was awarded the first Arts Alliance Muse Award. In 2005, he was a recipient of the Bank of America Hero Award. From 2001 through 2005, he served on the arts advisory panel for the city of St. Petersburg. He wrote the musical Manhattan Casino, which premiered at the Coliseum in 2001. He also is the author of nearly two dozen plays, including Elijah Moore: The I Got Em Man, The Florida Highwaymen: Further Down the Road, C, a Water Narrative: and Uncle Ben, which he has performed in Los Angeles, Cork Ireland, Memphis, Seattle, St. Petersburg and New York City. Sharon E. Scott is the assistant director for this production. Scott began her career in New York and has performed around the world, touring with several national and international companies, appearing in North and South America, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and Singapore. She has also built some directorial and assistant director credits, which include Aint Misbehavin, Mahalia, Beehive, Crowns, Black Nativity and Nunsense. Scott has also produced and directed dozens of cabaret shows and concerts. The cast includes Whitney Drake as Shelby EatentonLatcherie, Perri Gaffney as Ouiser Boudreaux, Brandy Grant as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, Fanni Green as MLynn Eatenton, Tia Jemison as Truvy Jones, and Erica Sutherlin as Clairee Belcher. Photo by CHAD JACOBS/AMERICAN STAGE THEATREFrom left, Brandy Grant, Perri Gaffney, Fanni Green, Whitney Drake, Tia Jemison and Erica Sutherlin star in American Stage Theatres production of Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias, running May 23 through June 15.ber of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience where you experience firsthand the filming of two hilarious I Love Lucy episodes, complete with charming host, s style harmonies from the Crystaltone Singers and the sidesplitting antics of Americas favorite foursome; Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel. Whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy. Flashdance The Musical Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8 p.m. The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. Flashdance The Musical features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song Flashdance What a Feeling, Maniac, Gloria, Manhunt and I Love Rock & Roll. In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Roth. Flashdance The Musical features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. RAIN A Tribute to The Beatles Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3 and 8 p.m. Due to overwhelming demand, Rain A Tribute To The Beatles returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles discography live onstage including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition to the updated sets that include brand new LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content, new songs have also been added to the tour. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance in this multi-media concert, thats as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Days Night, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends. Photo by DENISE TRUSCELLOAs part of Ruth Eckerd Halls 2014-15 Broadway Series, Flashdance The Musical comes to the Tampa Bay area March 28, 2015, recounting the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.