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Photo by JORDAN OSTERHonoring veterans Negotiating EMS funding Chamber presents scholarshipsTwo students from Largo High School received $1,000 scholarships from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. ... Page 8A.BUSINESS Former Largo mayor gives 100Largo Mayor Emeritus Bob Jackson recently achieved his 100-gallon donor milestone by giving platelets at OneBloods Clearwater Donor Center. ... Page 13A.HEALTH LARGOStory winners announced, againThe eighteen finalists of 30th annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition have been published without the need to decode the text. As recompense for last weeks printing error, the Largo Leader is offering free newspapers for life. To claim your prize, email your address to jtorres Page 3A.POLICE BEATInmate dies after suicide attemptPinellas County Sheriffs Office announced that an inmate died at a local hospital about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, from injuries suffered when he tried to hang himself. ... Page 5A.Pinellas gets first landmark Fort De Soto batteries, military post gain new designation ... Page 6A.Preview that and other movies opening in local theaters this week ... Page 1B.Maleficent explores the untold story of Disneys iconic villain Volume XXXVI,No. 45 May 29, 2014 AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attorne y and Specialist ReferralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com010214 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 with other offers. Exp. 6/15/14050114 20% OFFAll Services for New Clients.Not available with other offers. Exp. 6/15/14Basic Pedicure & Manicure w/ Shellac$42Not available with other offers. Exp. 6/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 6/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF Paying respectsCommunity mourns fallen crossing guard By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER It was standing room only in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church in Clearwater May 23, as family and friends of Douglas Herbert Carey joined together to honor his memory. Clearwater police estimate that more than 350 people attended the service to pay their respects to the man who spent much of his life working to protect others. Carey, 70, died May 20, 2014 at his job as a Clearwater school crossing guard. He was hit by a car at the intersection of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road and died at the scene. He was born Nov. 27, 1943. His career included 20 years of service as a Clearwater police officer. He served as a patrolman, training officer and retired as a detective in 1987. He later worked as a security guard for Morton Plant Hospital before rejoining Clearwater PD as a school crossing guard in 2010. He served in the military police of the U.S. Air Force and received an honorable discharge in 1968. He was a lifelong member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Jean; his daughter, Toni Carey of Brandon; a son, Brian Carey of Clearwater; a grandson, Dylan Carey of Clearwater; a nephew, Oliver Nelson Butch Carey and many other family members in Wisconsin. Residents from Clearwater and Pinellas County also paid tribute to Carey via makeshift memorials near the site where he died and at local schools attended by children that he helped get to class safely day after day.Largo hosts roundtable discussionPhoto by JULIANA A. TORRESPinellas County Public Safety Services Director Bruce Moeller, center, offers potential new terms in a contentious agreement with representatives of several cities and fire districts at Largo Public Library May 27. The meeting was the first step of a conflict resolution process initiated by the city of Largo last month.Hurricane season predicted nearor below-normal Andy Vergara shakes the hand of Robert Smith during the Memorial Day ceremony at Largo Central Park May 26. The two veterans were honored for their achievements during their active duty, Smith during World War II and Vergara during the Korean War. Smith of Largo celebrated his birthday that day. For more photos, see page 3A.Graphic courtesy of NOAA2014 Atlantic hurricane outlook calls for eight to 13 named storms. By SUZETTE PORTERBefore hurricane season begins each year, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Climate Prediction Center releases an outlook. Experts gave odds May 22 that the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season will have near-normal or below-normal activity. The outlook gives a 50 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season and a 10 percent chance of an abovenormal season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The outlook also calls for a 70 percent chance that eight to 13 named storms will form with three to six strengthening into a hurricane and one to two becoming major hurricanes. The average, from 1981 to 2010, is 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. One of the biggest factors behind the 2014 predictions is the formation of El Nio, which would suppress the number and intensity of tropical systems. Atmospheric and oceanic conditions across the tropical Pacific are already taking on some El Nino characteristics, said Dr. Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with the Climate Prediction Center. Also, we are currently seeing strong trade winds and wind shear over the tropical Atlantic. He said NOAAs climate models expect the conditions to continue, partly because of El Nio. The expectation of near-average Atlantic Ocean temperatures this season, rather than the above-average temperatures seen since 1995 also suggests See HURRICANES, page 4A See CROSSING GUARD, page 4A By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Pinellas County has offered new terms for a potential agreement with the several Pinellas cities and fire districts that dispute its method for reducing costs for emergency medical services. The new terms were introduced during a conflict resolution meeting with the city of Largo May 27, the first step required by law before the city can sue the county. The meeting, the citys first attempt to tackle the issue since County Administrator Bob LaSala was fired, comes with about 60 days left before the governmental agencies must realistically finalize the agreement, and then their EMS budgets, in time for the new fiscal year budget process. I think 60 days is a very short amount of time to iron out some very significant issues, Largo Fire Chief Shelby Willis said after the meeting. I dont think weve started all on the same page. Largo, and a number of other fire districts who also attended the meeting at Largo Public Library, disputed three changes to the proposed EMS agreement, which would cause the cities to receive less than the reasonable and customary cost of See EMS, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .8-9A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B County . . . . . . . . . . .5-7A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Health . . . . . . . . . . .13A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .3-4A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .14A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .12A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .10A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising VIEWPOINTSD-Day revisitedErnie Pyle at Normandy, part two. Page 10A.


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Upcoming events in the program include summer camp, flying an airplane, fishing and camping. The free open house will include games. For more information, contact Sam Phillips at 423-2362 or email Largo celebrates Memorial Day Short story winners announcedLARGO The 30th annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition awards were presented by the Friends of Largo Library April 21. The theme was Return to the Scene of the Crime. Students from grades 6 through 12 submitted more than 300 stories, from which 18 finalists were chosen. Middle school winners were: Amy Radwin, Kirrin Opiela, Kayleigh Lambert, Emily Heathcote, Giuletta Schutte, Chase Fagen, Madeline Doyle and Luca Tesh. High school winners were: Joey Hager, Jamie Turnbull, Dylann Croteau, Derek Ronge, Austin Dale, Natalie Kish, Jade Brown and Drew Harding.Top, a group of veterans await their turn to walk forward with their flag for the presentation of colors. Above, Nolan Marshall, far right, sings God Bless the USA with the help of the audience and event speakers. Photos by JORDAN OSTERAbove, City Manager Mac Craig presents an eagle award to Lt. Col. Cynthia Cook, the Memorial Day ceremonys keynote speaker May 26. At left, J. Heisler displays many pins on his cover, the name for the hat that veterans wear. Visit


4A Largo Leader, May 29, 2014 City calendar City calendarLargo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are the Largo Public Library, at 120 Central Park Drive and Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central 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 31, 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 at the librarys crafting event LARGO Attend a free evening of crafting while taking inspiration from non-fiction books with Crafter Dark at the Largo Public Library on second Wednesdays, 6 p.m., in the Jenkins Community Wing. Use a variety of materials to create a fun and unique project during this adult program. Families are welcome. For the June 11 craft, participants will use stencils to paint a tote bag thats perfect for carrying beach essentials. Stay in style with this handmade accessory. No registration is required. All materials is provided. Call 587-6715 .Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High or call 518-3016.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. For more information, visit or call 518-3016.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.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 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 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. Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo or call 518-3131.Weekly meditation class startsLARGO The Parbawatiya Center will teach classes on meditation in June and July on Mondays, 6 to 7:15 p.m., starting June 2, at the Largo Community Center, at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Reduce your stress and gain peace of mind by learning to meditate. All levels are welcome. Donations will be accepted. The Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center is a nonprofit organization based in Safety Harbor. Call Maria Erickson at 813-431-7372 or visit In June at Largo Public Library, crafters will use stencils to paint a tote bag thats perfect for carrying beach essentials.fewer Atlantic hurricanes, Bell said. Twelve of the last 20 hurricane seasons have had above-normal activity. The area has been in an era of high activity since 2005, he said. The Atlantic basin includes the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. Despite the prediction that hurricane activity could be less this year, experts urge people to prepare. It only takes one hurricane or tropical storm making landfall to have disastrous impacts on our communities, said Joe Nimmich, FEMA associate administrator for Response and Recovery. Just last month, Pensacola Florida saw five inches of rain in 45 minutes without a tropical storm or hurricane. We need you to be ready. Know your risk for hurricanes and severe weather, take action now to be prepared and be an example for others in your office, school or community. Climate experts rank named storms and hurricanes according to wind speed. A named storm must have minimum sustained winds of 39 mph. To gain the status of a Category 1 hurricane, on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, sustained wind speeds must increase to a minimum of 74 mph. The top rank, a Category 5 has minimum sustained winds of 156 mph. A major hurricane is a Category 3 or higher. A Category 3 has minimum sustained winds of 111 mph. For more information about preparing for a hurricane, visit For information about local evacuation levels and other information, visit Additional information can be found in the hurricane guide at Hurricane preparedness week is May 25-31. Visit Hurricane preparedness is the featured topic Thursday, June 5, on Theres No Place Like Home, the radio show sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County. The featured guest is Tom Iovino, public information specialist with Pinellas County Communications, who provides helpful hurricane preparedness tips for residents along with resources and information available to weather a storm. The show also can be watched on Pinellas County Connection Television, YouTube, or viewed online at Questions or comments about the show may be emailed to or call 2326419.Hurricane Tax HolidayHurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins May 31 and continues through June 8. The following items are exempt from state sales tax and county discretionary sales surtaxes: Portable self-powered light sources selling for $20 or less Portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio selling for $50 or less Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less Self-contained first-aid kits selling for $30 or less Ground anchor systems or tie-down kits selling for $50 or less Gas or diesel fuel tanks selling for $25 or less Packages of AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less Nonelectric food storage coolers selling for $30 or less A portable generator selling for $750 or less Reusable ice selling for $10 or less2014 hurricane namesSince 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center, maintained, and updated by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization. Six lists are used in rotation. Names may be retired when a storm is so deadly or costly that future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity. If that occurs, the WMO committee will remove the name from the list and another name will be selected to replace it. Names for 2014 are Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.New tools for 2014During the May 22 press conference, NOAAs experts talked about new tools available to staff at the National Hurricane Center, including an experimental mapping tool to show communities their storm surge threat. The potential storm surge flooding map will be issued when areas along the coast of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts become under a hurricane or tropical storm watch. The map will show land areas where storm surge could occur and how high above ground the water could reach. The NHC also is enhancing its tropical weather outlook and graphical tropical weather outlook for the coming season and eliminating the intensity probability table. The tropical cyclone forecast cone, which represents the probable track of the center of a tropical cyclone, will be smaller in 2014. The cone is formed by enclosing the forecast area in a set of imaginary circles the forecast track at 12-hour intervals. The NHC has a Facebook page, www.face and a Twitter feed, @NHC_Atlantic. You can follow the NHC director on Twitter @NCHDirector. The NHC website is at HURRICANES, from page 1AFlowers, balloons, cards, cups of coffee and donuts surround those memorials. The respect was evident in the many signs. A job well done Doug Carey. Wear your angel wings with pride, was written on one framed piece of paper. Someone else wrote on orange poster paper, Douglas thank you. I saw you every morning helping kids cross the street. You always had a smile on your face. Im sad to see you go because you were so committed to the safety of others around you. You was a wonderful man. Rest in peace. We will never forget, said another. On a large yellow poster, someone wrote, Thank you to our crossing guard Doug Carey for serving our community and keeping our children safe. You are not forgotten! Your family is in our prayers. Soar with the angels Doug. It was signed a grateful community. U.S. Rep. David Jolly, who represents District 13, took a moment to honor Carey on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives May 22. Officer Carey lost his life while doing what he loved and what he did best, protecting and serving his community, Jolly said. Officer Carey will be greatly missed, but his spirit lives on through the many many lives he has touched in our community of Pinellas County Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Salvation Army in his memory to help the homeless. Arrangements are by Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater. Call 727-796-1992.Clearwater man chargedClearwater police say Julious Johnson, 28, of Clearwater was driving the Cadillac that struck and killed Carey. Johnson also left two children behind at the scene, a 2 year old and 4 year old, who were airlifted to All Childrens Hospital via Bayflight. Clearwater police announced that both children have since left the hospital. Johnson was driving a 2014 Cadillac XTS westbound on State Road Photo courtesy of CLEARWATER POLICE DEPARTMENTClearwater police honor guard escort Douglas Careys casket into Grace Lutheran Church in Clearwater May 23. More than 350 people paid respects at the service.60 in the curb lane just prior to the crash. Alexandria Clark, 22, was driving a 1997 Honda. Clark was preparing to turn north from the turn lane onto Belcher Road. Carey was standing on the northwest corner of the intersection. Clearwater police said it appears that Johnson accelerated through the intersection to avoid the red light. Clarks Honda struck the rear of the Cadillac, causing it to leave the roadway, striking Carey. Johnson fled the scene on foot. A Clearwater Police officer found Johnson in the 300 block of Gunn Avenue and took him into custody. Johnson reportedly admitted to driving the vehicle and fleeing the scene on foot due to having a suspended drivers license. He was charged with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury, driving with a license suspended or revoked resulting in death, driving with a license suspended or revoked resulting in serious injury, two charges of aggravated child neglect, resisting arrest without violence and possession of marijuana. Clearwater police reported May 24 that they had found a handgun Johnson had ditched while he was on the run after the crash. He was charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Bond for the nine charges total $491,000. Clearwater police charged Johnson with vehicular homicide May 27. The event data recorder for the Cadillac showed that the driver was speeding at nearly 70 mph just before the crash. The speed limit for that portion of Gulf-to-Bay is 40 mph. As of Tuesday night, no bond had been set for the latest charge of vehicular homicide. Johnson is no stranger to the Pinellas County Jail. Arrest records go back to 2005, when the then 20-year-old was charged with two counts of obstructing or resisting an officer without violence. He spent time in the county jail three times in 2006 for reckless driving, possession of cocaine and marijuana, fleeing and eluding police, and for habitually driving on a suspended license. In 2007, he was jailed twice for driving with a suspended license. Jail records show he was incarcerated five times in 2008 on charges ranging from domestic battery, driving with a suspended license, fleeing and eluding, and reckless driving. In 2009, he was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and obstructing or resisting an officer without violence. He was jailed three times in 2010 for domestic battery, aggravated assault, tampering with a state witness, fleeing and eluding, trespassing and possession of cocaine. In 2011, he was booked into the jail two more times on charges of sale and possession of cocaine, and fleeing and eluding. He spent time in the state prison. EMS, from page 1A CROSSING GUARD, from page 1Aproviding EMS services, according to the letter sent to the county. Under a funding model called CARES 2, designed to reduce the countys overall EMS budget, the county had called for some of Largos rescue units to be funded for 14 hours of the day, during peak times, instead of a full 24-hour day. The city also disputed a requirement to convert existing fire vehicles into EMS vehicles to replace the reduction of rescue units. County staff have decided to back down from two of those proposals, said Pinellas County Public Safety Services Director Bruce Moeller, adding that it was never the countys intent to push or force or require operational changes within fire departments. The decreased funding, which was planned for Clearwater, Lealman, Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg as well as Largo, is no longer being suggested, he said. The third and most prevalent issue still to be addressed is a proposal that would freeze the funding the county provides for the first three years of the 10-year contract with the fire districts. The funding would be frozen at what has been promised in the current fiscal year, fiscal year 2013. With the reductions off the table, the current proposal puts the city of Largo in a better place than it was before the meeting, Willis said. Yet, were still lower than we would have been for fiscal year 14, a couple of hundred-thousand dollars difference, plus the three-year cap. That was not our goal, she said. Moeller and his staff will draft a proposal that adds in three caveats to the funding freeze. First, the cities will have a chance to recoup some of the actual cost increases for EMS, up to a yet-to-be-determined percentage of their respective EMS budgets. The cost increases would be calculated with the budget year audit and reimbursed after the fact from a reserve fund the county creates for that purpose. Second, each fire district will have a chance to renegotiate the contract should EMS costs go beyond what is anticipated during the first three years. Safety Harbor City Manager Matt Spoor argued that the three-year funding freeze reduced funding in subsequent years as well as the years it intended and suggested a third caveat. Under the countys initial proposal, percentage increases to funding in year four of the contract would be based on the funding given in 2013, regardless of the changes in costs during the three-year freeze. Its a cap for the length of the agreements, Spoor said. Moeller argued that changes in EMS costs and property tax revenue could work in the cities favor during the freeze. But Spoor, backed by agreement in the room, still wanted a mechanism that would adjust the base depending on changing factors during the first three years. We need to account for that base amount, Spoor said. Without it, were at the whim at the CPI to try to make that (cost increase) up in the future. Moeller agreed to add a clause that would address that in a new draft agreement. He asked for the representatives present May 27 which did not include anyone from the biggest fire district in dispute, St. Petersburg to return to a meeting to discuss more specific terms, as drafted by county staff. He said he hoped the cities and districts could come to agreeable terms before presenting them to their elected officials, in order to speed up the process of signing a final agreement. Before the meeting concluded, Pinellas Park Fire Chief Doug Lewis thanked Moeller for making the meeting more than a one-sided conversation. But he added that the cities had not agreed to even the idea of the terms set, just that they would continue to discuss them. The cities want to hold the county, as the EMS authority, to a final judgment in a 1999 lawsuit with St. Petersburg that the funding it provides be reasonable and customary. Moeller disputed that as the terms for an agreement. He wanted, instead, to come to a business arrangement between governmental agencies, he said. The only way were going to, with any affinity, determine what is truly reasonable from a legal perceptive is to end up someplace other than this room. Thats not our desire. Our desire is to reach a reasonable agreement, a business arrangement, as we move forward, he explained. Many representatives from the cities and fire districts asked some form of the question, why now? With pension costs dropping and EMS budgets coming in less than anticipated, the do-nothing model for EMS funding doesnt bring the budget to a breaking point in the next 10 years, said Largo Assistant City Manager Mike Staffopolous. Why change what has been reasonable and customary for something that doesnt seem to be a fiscal issue, at least in the next 10 years? he asked. He questioned, as did others, why the county wanted to impose something as severe as a three-year freeze in the new agreement. For us, that three-year freeze equates to about $4.5 million over a 10year window. Thats considerable money for our agency, and Im sure its considerable for other agencies, Staffopolous said. Moeller said to wait to solve the countys high budget costs of EMS would just kick the can down the road. He remained optimistic that the county could come to an agreement with the cities and fire districts within the time left in the budget process. This issue is primed for resolution, he said. Largo establishes municipal elections By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The qualifying period for Largos elections Aug. 1 to Aug. 15 is set to be officially approved June 3, but several candidates have already declared their intention to run for five of the offices up for election in November. Next week, Largo commissioners will approve the final reading of an ordinance establishing the qualifying period and the election date. City elections will be held in conjunction with countywide elections Nov. 4. Up for election this year is the office of mayor and seats 1, 2, 5 and 6. Current Mayor Pat Gerard has announced intentions for running for county commissioner. Commissioner Woody Brown is the sole candidate vying to replace her. Former Police Chief John Carroll declared intentions to run for the seat vacated by Brown. He currently is unopposed. Commissioner Robert Murray has decided not to run again. In his place, Samantha Fenger and Daniel Ruffner, newcomers to the Largo election process, will be running for seat 2. Newcomer Donna Holck will challenge Commissioner Harriet Crozier for seat 5. Petition cards needed for candidates to qualify will be available June 17. Candidates need 200 petitions signed by registered voters living in city limits, per the city charter. A drawing for ballot position will occur during the Aug. 19 commission meeting. Along with candidates, Largo residents will vote on changes to the city charter. Many of the proposed changes clean up outdated wording, but also up for consideration are how commissioners salaries will be increased, whether the mayor should be solely responsible for committee appointments and slight changes in how elected officials will oversee administrative policies. The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has estimated the citys general election will cost $5,469, at a rate of 10 cents per voter. Should proposed amendments require a two-page ballot, the cost will increase to $19,394, and the city will have to amend its 2015 fiscal year budget.


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Deputies report that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Neither the driver of the van nor his passenger was injured. Deputies said alcohol might be a contributing factor.Inmate dies after suicide attemptCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs Office announced that an inmate died at a local hospital about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, from injuries suffered when he tried to hang himself. According to the sheriffs report, detention deputies were getting inmates out to recreation about 8:15 a.m. May 23, when they discovered England Wilson, 32, hanging from his cell gate with a sheet tied around his neck. Deputies cut the inmate from the sheet and began CPR. Medical staff responded and took over medical assistance. Wilsons cell was located in the South Division area of the Pinellas County Jail, 14400 49th St. N. He was being held on a warrant from the U.S. Marshals Service.Sheriffs Office solves 30-year-old cold caseFingerprints on a beer can led Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives to a suspect in a 30-year-old case of sexual battery on a 17-year-old girl in unincorporated Pinellas Park. Detectives secured an arrest warrant May 8 and served the warrant for sexual battery on Lawrence Warren Pierce, 54, at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex in Pikeville, Tennessee, on May 14. The case began March 26, 1984 when deputies responded to a report of a sexual battery at a Pinellas Park apartment. The unidentified teen told deputies that a man had knocked on her door to ask for directions to a bar. She told the man she did not know. He then forced his way inside, locking the door behind him. He asked the victim out on a date. The 17-year-old told deputies that she had lifted her 2-month-old baby out of the crib, thinking the suspect would not harm her with the baby in her arms. She sat down on the couch and began to give the baby a bottle of milk. Detectives said the man then sat next to her and began fondling her. He took the baby out of her arms and placed it back in the crib. He threw the teen onto her bed, removed her clothing and sexually battered her. The teen fought the man. She kicked him and bit him. Eventually he left. The teen was able to give deputies a good description of the man and the vehicle he was driving. She also was able to provide information from the conversation between the two. Crime scene investigators collected several fingerprints, including one from a Budweiser Tall Boy beer can that the man left at the scene. A neighborhood canvass and a composite sketch yielded no leads. The case eventually went cold because the fingerprints did not match anyone detectives could identify at the time. Through the years, the sheriffs office processed the prints on multiple occasions with no matches found. In November of 2013, an AFIS latent print examiner ran the prints again and discovered a possible match from the FBI database. In December, the sheriffs office confirmed that the prints belonged to Pierce. Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit with the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement re-opened the investigation. Detectives conducted hours of meticulous research on the victim and the suspect, conducted multiple interviews and corroborated information to secure a solid case. Pierce began serving time April 1, 2013 at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex for violation of probation on a sexual battery and kidnapping charge from 2001. During an in-depth interview with Pierce, detectives found out that Pierce was in Florida during the time of the incident. In addition, detectives corroborated the victims original statements regarding the incident and confirmed details of the conversation between the two. During the interview, detectives confirmed specific details of Pierces description as well as a description of the vehicle he was operating, which matched the one described by the victim. Detectives believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with information about the case to call Detective Jason Stibbard of the Crimes Against Children Unit at 727-582-6200.Coach charged with lewd, lascivious batteryST. PETERSBURG A youth softball coach in the St. Petersburg area was arrested Thursday afternoon on two charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim under age 16. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, the victim is a 15-year-old female known to the victim. Detectives began their investigation after it was disclosed that the suspect had sexual contact with the victim on three different occasions between July 2013 and January 2014 at a private residence in St. Petersburg. 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Now, they have the distinction of being Pinellas Countys first landmark and landmark site. Commissioners unanimously approved the new designation May 20. According to the countys land development code, which was amended in 2012, a landmark is an archaeological or historical site or structure as designated by specific criteria. The landmark designation may include the location of a significant archaeological feature or historic event. A landmark site is the land on which a landmark and its related structures are located. Before the decision on the landmark designation, commissioners unanimously approved a change in the land development code that required an archaeological resource be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The same requirement did not exist for other historic or cultural resources. With removal of the requirement to be listed on the National Register, commissioners were free to approve the countys first landmark and landmark site. Fort Do Soto Park Supervisor Jim Wilson pointed out that the Fort De Soto batteries had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, but the military post had not been included. This designation includes the whole installation, he said. The area within the designation is about 35 acres within the more than 1,000 acres that make up Fort De Soto Park. The history goes back to the 1800s. In fact, the value of establishing batteries and a military post at this strategic location (Mullet Key and Egmont Key) at the entry to Tampa Bay was clearly recognized by the U.S. Military as early as the 1840s, said a memo from staff. Construction of the facilities began in the 1890s and continued into the 1900s, ultimately resulting in a complete coastal defense artillery complex with all the concomitant support housing and infrastructure, the memo said. The remaining structures stand as an example of the type of military defense construction typical of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They include two batteries the Laidley, which has been partially restored, and the Bigelow, which is mostly deteriorated and partially submerged at high tide. The 12-inch mortar battery was named Battery Laidley in honor of Col. Theodore T.S. Laidley who fought in the war with Mexico as well as the Civil War and died in Palatka, Florida. The 3-inch gun battery became Battery Bigelow in honor of 1st Lt. Aaron Bigelow of the 21st U.S. Infantry, killed at the battle of Lundys Lane, Ontario, during the War of 1812. Visitors to Fort De Soto Park can tour Battery Laidley and the last four 12-inch M 1890-MI mortars remaining in North America. According to a history about the park, the only others remaining in the world are in the Philippines. The newly designated landmark site also contains remnant foundations and evidence of the original barracks, storehouses, bakery, hospital, quartermaster storehouse, recreation area, guardhouse, pathways, civilian quarters and other structures. Fort De Soto Park is located at 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde. For more information, visit 5_Ft_DeSoto.htm.Pasco ranch land divides Pinellas commissionersposed the sale. The matter came back to the table during budget talks held off-camera in the commissioners conference room May 22. According to Roche, who is spearheading a call to action, Long changed her mind and expressed a willingness to find out how much money the county could get if it sold the land. Roche scheduled a press conference on Tuesday, May 27, on the steps of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St. in Clearwater. Seel and Morroni also were expected to attend. The purpose of the press conference is to announce a call to action of Pinellas Countys citizens, residents and taxpayers to step forward and be heard in an effort to halt the process of inviting Pasco County government to seek an appraisal and the potential subsequent sale of approximately 12,500 acres of Pinellas County land, commonly referred to as Cross Bar and Al Bar Ranch, Roche said in May 23 press release. Roche called the purchase of the land a wise and forwardthinking move to assure that current and future generations of Pinellas County residents would retain the invaluable option of an independent and self-reliant source of fresh, safe and clean drinking water. An independent and self-reliant source of drinking water is the very lifeblood of any community. Without it, you have no community, Roche said. It this land is sold, Pinellas County will have effectively altered a long-standing commitment to an independent, self-insured and self-reliant existence and will thus render current and future generations of Pinellas residents indebted to a third-party vendor for their drinking water. This is completely unacceptable and simply cannot be allowed to happen. The third-party vendor Roche refers to is Tampa Bay Water, which currently supplies drinking water needs for Pinellas County and other member governments. Latvala, Welch and Justice believe a regional approach, through Tampa Bay Water, will sustain the areas drinking water needs now and in the future. Seel believes water will become one of the most precious resources in future years and has expressed a strong desire that Pinellas keep the ranches and the well fields. Morroni agrees and Long had sided with the preservationists in the past. Roche said Long now supports getting an appraisal, something that Justice has requested since the matter first came up for a vote. Roche believes that Latvala is behind the continued push to sell the land. He said it was her idea to consider it during the recent budget discussion. Citing the need for the onetime and potential proceeds from the land sale to be put into the countys general fund to enhance spending options, the vote switched and direction was given to proceed with the process by inviting Pasco County to conduct an appraisal on Cross Bar and Al Bar, Roche said. Roche pointed out that the Utilities department purchased the land with Enterprise Funds. He said Enterprise Fund money could not be used to supplement the general fund. He also said when he brought up that fact at the May 22 meeting Latvala turned to County Attorney Jim Bennett and said, he had worked that out. Roche questions why staff was working on the matter when past decisions had said no to the sell. Roche plans to contact elected officials at the local, state and By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER A 4-3 vote on more than one occasion preserved Pinellas Countys ownership of Cross Bar and Al Bar ranches in Pasco County. Cross Bar was purchased in the 1970s and Al Bar in the 1980s to provide drinking water for a county without reliable sources of its own. Now Pasco County wants to add the land to its own environmental holdings. Past decisionpoints on the matter have pitted Commissioners Susan Latvala, who also is chairwoman of Tampa Bay Water, Ken Welch and Charlie Justice in favor of selling the land against Commission Chair Karen Seel and Commissioners John Morroni, Norm Roche and Janet Long, who opPhoto courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSBattery Laidley is one of the batteries at Fort De Soto that stand as an example of the type of military defense construction typical of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.federal level in an effort to block any potential sale of the two ranches. He invites the public to get involved. These 12,500 acres of land are owned by our taxpayers and paramount to our self-sufficiency as a county for generations to come, he said. The landowners, our taxpayers, should be told what is going on here, and have the right to a lead role in this process. Roche said the appraisal would have no effect on his decision. Theres no price to it, he said. How much is it worth? Doesnt matter. The wealth is in its ownership.


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As of May 26, Pinellas County reclaimed water customers will have reclaimed water available two days per week for irrigation in 24-hour intervals beginning at 12:01 a.m. On Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays the reclaimed water system will be down for maintenance and storage level recovery. This action will affect all reclaimed water customers. Irrigation with Pinellas County supplied reclaimed water is authorized for certain days per week and only during authorized hours. Watering on alternate days should follow the schedule based on house numbers: Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) water on Tuesday and Saturday. Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) water on Wednesday and Sunday. If your property contains a mix of addresses or if an address cannot be determined, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, water on Wednesday and Sunday. Watering is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. During recent months, very limited rainfall in the Pinellas County reclaimed water service area has increased customer demand. Storage levels of reclaimed water have been rapidly declining, to the point of exhausting the water in storage and potentially damaging pump equipment. As in previous years, this reduced availability is a temporary change that will provide reclaimed water on alternating days of the week. As a result, Pinellas County will be able to slowly restore normal pond operating levels and provide sufficient volume of reclaimed water to meet lawn irrigation needs and maintain adequate system pressure for all customers. Additional conservation measures and stepped-up enforcement may be required to maintain operations during this seasonal dry period. This irrigation schedule is anticipated to remain in effect until at least early July 2014. 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In fact, volunteering for the Samays has become a family affair: Jan does interpretation on the weekends at the McMullen Coachman Log Cabin and their daughter Susan and two grandchildren Haley and Austin volunteer on weekends and during special events, like the Country Jubilee and the Folk Festival. Richard lives in St. Petersburg and spent years working in computer tech support and repair for both St. Petersburg College and the Pinellas County school system before retiring. While it may seem odd that he now deals with woodworking and restoration, he is a man of many skills and his passion for woodworking is one he turns to for relaxation. He is a member of the Suncoast Woodcarvers and the St. Petersburg Woodworking Guild, in addition to the Pinellas County Historical Society. All of Richards many skills come into use while caring for Heritage Village and over 29 historic structures in the park. As a lead volunteer, he and a dedicated group of other volunteers help to restore and maintain the structures at the Village. Samay said that everyone in the group has the same feeling when theyre at the Village; they all care about the buildings and their heritage. The modest Samay said that working with an old building requires maintaining the historical part of the building while being aware of safety issues, something they didnt have to worry about so much a hundred years ago. It also requires a lot of patience. Samay and the others are purist in their work. Efforts to preserve and maintain the correct historical and architectural makeup of the structures at the village are work that cannot be rushed. Each historic structure has its own design style and peculiarities. Among the projects theyve worked on include replacing the flooring in the kitchen and bath at the Greenwood House, replacement of porch spindles at the Williams Park Bandstand, a complete restoration of the caboose and repairing, scraping and painting the porches of the House of Seven Gables. Whatever the project, Samay believes in taking the time to do it right the first time, especially with irreplaceable architectural features that arent available at the local lumberyard or home center. Heritage Village volunteer site coordinator Paige Noel said Samay and his team are a valuable asset to the upkeep and preservation of the various structures at the village. She also notes they are always looking for more volunteers not just those who enjoy working with wood. They are in need of receptionists, greeters, historic house caretakers, traditional craft demonstrators and more. She encourages anyone with an interest to stop by the village. Samay agreed, noting he thoroughly enjoys being at the Village doing what he likes to do most while helping preserve the history of Pinellas County.This article was provided by Pinellas County Communications. Richard Samay


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Maggie served as student government president and was captain of the swim team. Additionally, she was a part of the ExCel Board of Student Advisors, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Photo courtesy of the CENTRAL PINELLAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCEThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Largo High School seniors. Pictured are, from left, Largo High School Assistant Principal/ExCEL Magnet Coordinator Joshua Wolfenden, scholarship recipients Darbie Napieralski and Maggie Kivet and Laurie Bunce of Centratel Business Telephones, chair of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Task Force.Alpha Theta, FCA, Senior Council and Key Club. The second recipient, Darbie Napieralski, is the daughter of Kimberly Napieralski and was the November student of the month. Darbie has been accepted by the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University and is interested in athletic training, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs. Darbie played varsity basketball and softball all of the four years at Largo High. She also played two years of varsity volleyball. She was on the ExCEL Board of Student Advisors and participated in the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. We believe that Maggie and Darbie exemplify the spirit and commitment required to succeed. We look forward to following their progress and sharing in their success, Bunce said. Centratel has been this years presenting sponsor of the chambers Student of the Month program. Briefcase BriefcaseChamber accepting Inspire Award nominations LARGO The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerces Women In Business Council is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Inspire Awards. Members of the chamber are invited to nominate someone who has inspired them using the nomination form available online at Email the completed form to or fax it to 586-3112. The chamber will present a luncheon featuring the 2014 recipients Tuesday, Aug. 12, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Largo Medical Centers Tammy Robiconti will emcee the event. For more information, visit of the Beaches setST. PETE BEACH The sixth annual Sizzlin Summer Bash Taste of the Beaches will be Saturday, July 19, 4 to 10 p.m., at Horan Park and St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Admission is $10. Food and beverage tickets are then purchased for $1 each in order to sample tastes of varying prices throughout the venue. Beverage wristbands may be purchased by persons 21 years of age and older for $25 and will provide the wearer unlimited drinks throughout the span of the event (with server discretion and presentation of age ID each visit). The event will benefit the TBBCoC and Clothes to Kids. For information, email or visit business wins awardTARPON SPRINGS One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, based in Tarpon Springs, was recently awarded the Presidents Award by Clockwork Home Services, the franchisor for One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating. It is the companys top award. To earn this distinction a company must be profitable, have a double-digit sales increase and a Net Promoter Score of 70 and above. NPS is a score companies use to measure their customers experience. According to NPS an average company may have a score of 5 to 10 and the Tarpon Springs location has a score that ranks among the top companies nationwide. It was the top score companywide with a 95.6. The business is independently owned and operated by Ed OKelley; his daughter, Kim OKelley; and son, Corey OKelley. We are proud of the OKelley family and their team, said Mark Baker in a press release. Baker is the president of the franchise. Their focus on serving the customer and providing the best service is what we strive for each day.TD Bank names branch manager ST. PETERSBURG TD Bank recently named Ronald J. Frassetto as branch manager at 425 22nd Ave. in St. Petersburg. Frassetto is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-today operations at the store serving customers throughout the area. Frassetto has 10 years of retail banking experience. Prior to joining See BRIEFCASE, page 9A


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Exp. 6-14-14 Pay Cash and Save TD Bank, he served for the past eight years at SunTrust Bank as the branch manager in Seminole. Frassetto is a member of the 4th Street Business Association in St. Petersburg. A St. Petersburg resident, Frassetto holds a masters degree in education from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Tourism Person of theYear award-winner namedTampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual tourism lunch on May 8 at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel. This year the TBBCoC aptly renamed the tourism award presented annually to the Frank T. Hurley Tourism Person of the Year Award in honor of the late Frank T. Hurley. Hurley was a beloved and much respected business owner and former commissioner of St. Pete Beach, where he resided for the majority of his life. Nominations flooded the chamber offices once again this year and the final nod went to a gentleman whom owns and operates several businesses throughout our Tampa Bay Beaches communities. The 2013 recipient Steve Westphal and Dannette Lynch of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association joined TBBCoCs president/CEO Robin Sollie in presenting the 2014 award to Frank Chivas of the Baystar Group. Chivass Baystar Group represents Salt Rock Grill, Salt Rock Tavern, Marlin Darlin, Rumba Grill & Island Way Grill. For information, call Jennifer McKenney at 360-6957.Chamber celebrates one-year anniversaryCLEARWATER The Christian Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Inc. recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The anniversary was celebrated at the monthly Pinellas County Business Building luncheon on April 19 at the FeatherSound Country Club in Clearwater. The CEO of C3TB, Laurie Hill, updated the group on all the new upcoming meetings all around the Tampa Bay area. Attendees celebrated their personal and professional growth through the new chamber. For information about upcoming events, visit Ross Interiors introduces design duoCLEARWATER Jen Kravchuk and Cara Mayes have established themselves as a fresh, young team of design professionals at Decker Ross Interiors. Kravchuk originally joined the staff in 2007 the same year she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa with a BFA in Interior Design. Also a graduate (2006) of the International Academy of Design and Technologys Interior Design program, Cara Mayes gained additional experience at her mothers side, creating custom window treatments for some of the areas top interior designers, including Decker Ross Interiors. Mayes joined the Decker Ross staff in 2004. Both young women initially worked on design teams with more experienced designers, which gave them the valuable work experience needed to form their own team, said Suzan Decker Ross, ASID, in a press release. Ross is the owner of Decker Ross Interiors. They have been an integral part of some award winning designs for our company, and their work has been featured in several respected design publications. Both are extremely talented professionals, experienced in a variety of design styles and they have been impressing our clients with their fresh ideas and attention to detail. Were excited to announce their collaboration to our community.Retirement seminar setTREASURE ISLAND Amerilife & Health Services of St. Petersburg will sponsor a free dining event for people age 55 and older on Monday, June 2, 3:30 p.m., at Middle Grounds Grill, 10925 Gulf Blvd. This complimentary dining event is by reservation only. Seating is limited and reservations will be on a first-call basis. Call 471-0079. Attendees will learn about how future taxes and inflation will affect their retirement and how to safely grow their retirement in this new economy. Topics to be covered will include: How to avoid outliving your money How to attempt to avoid losses during huge market corrections How insurance options may help you take advantage of your Social Security Discover how changing times may create new opportunities with guarantees.PRO releases April real estate statisticsThe Pinellas Realtor Organization recently released Pinellas County real estate statistics for April 2014. The following paragraph combines the statistics for single-family homes and townhomes/condos. Year over year for the month of April closed sales are down 1 percent, but closed sales have steadily increased the last four months since January of this year. A total of 640 more homes were sold this April than in January of this year and 154 more homes were sold in April than in March. Cash sales may be down 4.4 percent year over year, but cash sales have also steadily increased over the last four months. There were 322 more cash sales in April than in January. New Listings have slowly increased over the last three months and show a positive 4.8 percent change year over year. Single-family homes statistics, percent change year over year, are as follows: Closed sales are up 3.3 percent Cash sales are up 1.8 percent New pending sales are up 9.7 percent New listings are up 8.3 percent Median sales price is up 3.7 percent Median days on market is up 11.5 percent Inventory is up 9.8 percent Foreclosure closed sales are up 15.1 percent Short sale closed sales are down 37.3 percent Townhomes/condos statistics, percent change year over year, are as follows: Photo courtesy of TROPICAL FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHYPictured at the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerces annual tourism lunch are, from left, Steve Westphal, Frank Chivas and Dannette Lynch.Chamber deems Taste Fest event a successCLEARWATER The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce had yet another successful Taste Fest for Restaurant Week. According to a press release from the chamber, the weather was beautiful, the music was grooving and the food samples were absolutely fabulous. Each participating restaurant was encouraged to decorate their booths for a chance to win Best Booth. The first place winner was Bob Heilmans Beachcomber and Bobbys Bistro who did a complete rendition of their establishments. The second place was Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl and third place was the Pensare Italian Bistro. The Ryan Wells Foundation was the beneficiary of the event. This year the first official cookbook for Restaurant Week was introduced at the Taste Fest and is now available for sale at the Clearwater Beach Chamber office and various locations. For information, visit Laurie Hill celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Christian Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Inc. Jen Kravchuk Cara Mayes Closed sales are down 6 percent Cash sales are down 9.5 percent New pending sales are down 2.2 percent New listings are down 0.5 percent Median sales price is up 4.3 percent Median days on market is up 5.8 percent Inventory is up 1 percent Foreclosure closed sales are up 20.7 percent Short sale closed sales are down 50 percent Email news to Largo Leader Editor Juliana Torres at jtor Call 3975563, ext. 324. BRIEFCASE, from page 8A


10A Viewpoints Leader, May 29, 2014Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want trigger warnings, according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans. An Oberlin College draft now under revision for trigger warnings suggested faculty be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism and other issues of privilege and oppression. At Rutgers University, a sophomore wrote, Studying art is an emotionally draining experience. And: By creating trigger warnings for their students, professors can help to create a safe space for their students. Be aware: Safe also can mean keeping students safe from having to think freely. In March, University of California, Santa Barbara, feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young got in an argument with anti-abortion protesters. I guess she lost, because she grabbed a protesters sign; once in a safe place, her office, she destroyed it. Police charged the professor with vandalism, battery and robbery. According to the police report, Miller-Young, who was pregnant, said that the sign triggered a reaction in her and that she had acted in defense of her right to go to work and not be in harm. Like Miller-Young, I find photos of aborted fetuses offensive. That leaves me with two options: Dont look. Or try to persuade the young women waving the sign to desist. The professor chose a third: to use force. Sadly, more than 1,000 students signed a petition that supports Miller-Young and urges UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang to re-evaluate rules and regulations that allow outside community members to so heavily trigger and target students and faculty on this campus. Translation: We cannot handle free speech. Miller-Youngs dissertation is titled A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women, Sex Work and Pornography. Free speech worked for her then, but now she doesnt want to share it. Then theres the hate speech excuse. My pal Steve Hayward was invited to be the University of Colorados first visiting scholar in conservative thought. Before his year was up, a small group of academics wanted to haul him before the faculty assembly for a formal censure. His offense? He had posted a blog with a lame joke about LGBTQRSTUW (or whatever letters have been added lately). One professor charged that the post was bordering on hate speech. Miller-Young called the anti-abortion sign hate speech. In Colorado, you dont have to use hate speech; just border on it and theyll go after you. The trigger-happy may tell themselves politics have nothing to do with their efforts to silence others. The Miller-Young petition framed the issue as a matter of safety. In a way, theyre right. In many quarters in academia, it is not safe to think for yourself.Email Debra J. Saunders at To find out more about Debra J. Saunders and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at news stories about General Motors its vehicles, its people and their questionable policies have created a new class of carowners. We could call them GM Gamblers. They are the millions of motorists who own and drive a GM product despite the likelihood that, at any moment, their vehicle could undergo a glitch that might cost them their lives. You might respond, Well, doesnt that risk exist no matter what car we drive? No car is perfect. No argument there. Car manufacturers (both foreign and domestic) have been sending out faulty products for many years. But in most cases these carmakers have issued recalls promptly, after the defects have become apparent. Early this year we learned that serious ignition defects have been discovered in two models each of Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn automobiles. If the ignition switch was bumped or otherwise disturbed while the car was underway, the vehicle might immediately shut down, robbing it of power steering, power brakes, airbags and other operating essentials. GM management has acknowledged that 13 deaths and 31 crashes have resulted from these defects, which the company had been aware of long before the scandal became known to the general public. A government study has found more than 300 other crashes that resulted from the ignition defects and the GM cover-up. As I write this column, on May 21, GM has issued further recalls, including possible defects on Cadillacs. This brings the total number of recalled vehicles to 13 million. Mary Barra is GMs chief executive officer. She worked 33 years for GM before being named to the top post in 2013. In April hearings before a U.S. House subcommittee, she testified that she had not been aware of the ignition defects until January of this year. Her statement is hard to believe. At the very least, common sense should have compelled Barra before accepting her appointment as CEO to ask Does GM know of any existing defects in our cars that could cause death or injury to our customers? There is no evidence that Barra made such an inquiry. Now she is promising to find the answers. Its unlikely that doing so will return the 13 victims to life. What major changes can we expect because of the GM can of worms? Will there be prosecutions and long prison terms for the GM executives and government officials who knew about the vehicle defects and stayed silent? Will motorists around the world turn their backs on GM and vow never again to buy a GM product? Could General Motors conceivably go out of business because of its apparent disregard for the lives of its customers? Dont bet on it. Although GM sales may temporarily suffer, and a few miscreants may receive sharp raps on their knuckles for their crimes, GM will be around for many years to come. Just like the major financial companies in the 2008 Wall Street crash, GM is too big and too rich to fail. Their lawyers and their Washington lobbyists will ultimately defeat attempts to make GM pay the full price for its wrongdoing. GMs largest partner in this survival-of-theslimeballs will be the American public. At first we will send up a cloud of outrage and sympathy for GMs victims, but that will fade. Somehow we always withstand the misery of others, as long as theyre just names in the news stories. Millions of Americas car owners have a long tradition of ignoring recall notices, even when the recall applies to the vehicle theyre driving. In the face of this It may happen to the other guy, but never to me attitude, the blame for further defect-related deaths and injuries will be deflected away from Detroit and onto the shoulders of motorists who deliberately refuse to heed the recall warnings that are issued. If you had the necessary cash and were forced to buy a new or used car tomorrow, would you buy a GM vehicle? I wouldnt. Until or unless GM management is somehow exonerated from this bloody debacle, Ill assume theyre a conniving gang of materialistic monsters. I may be wrong, of course. Time will tell. But even as I criticize GM, Ill state my belief that GMs shortcomings are shared even though perhaps not equaled by corporations, political parties, religious bodies, universities, military units, hospitals and a thousand other entities scattered across our nation and the world. Today, silence in the face of known wrongdoing is as common as the sunrise. Controversies such as General Motors alleged cover-up and similar outrages will continue until the day when whistle-blowers are encouraged, honored and protected for their honesty and bravery. But dont hold your breath until that day arrives. For now, mums the word, dont rock the boat, and everyone hates a snitch are the reigning watchwords. Even when they kill innocent people.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli Advertising Director: Jay Rey Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards Executive Editor: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.comProduction Manager: David Brown Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter Beach Beacon: Bob McClure Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond Largo Leader: Juliana A. Torres Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERS Would you buy a GM car? Why? Drivers SeatBob Driver 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 Japan ese 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 two weeks in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1994.NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didnt know they were in the water, for they were dead. The water was full of squishy little jellyfish about the size of your hand. Millions of them. In the center each of them had a green design exactly like a four-leaf clover. The good-luck emblem. Sure. Hell yes. I walked for a mile and a half along the waters edge of our many-miled invasion beach. You wanted to walk slowly, for the detail on that beach was infinite. The wreckage was vast and startling. The awful waste and destruction of war, even aside from the loss of human life, has always been one of its outstanding features to those who are in it. Anything and everything is expendable. And we did expend on our beachhead in Normandy during those first few hours. For a mile out from the beach there were scores of tanks and trucks and boats that you could no longer see, for they were at the bottom of the water swamped by overloading, or hit by shells, or sunk by mines. Most of their crews were lost. You could see trucks tipped half over and swamped. You could see partly sunken barges, and the angled-up corners of jeeps, and small landing craft half submerged. And at low tide you could still see those vicious six-pronged iron snares that helped snag and wreck them. On the beach itself, high and dry, were all kinds of wrecked vehicles. There were tanks that had only just made the beach before being knocked out. There were jeeps that had been burned to a dull gray. There were big derricks on caterpillar treads that didnt quite make it. There were half-tracks carrying office equipment that had been made into a shambles by a single shell hit, their interiors still holding their useless equipage of smashed typewriters, telephones, office files. There were LCTs turned completely upside down, and lying on their backs, and how they got that way I dont know. There were boats stacked on top of each other, their sides caved in, their suspension doors knocked off. In this shoreline museum of carnage there were abandoned rolls of barbed wire and smashed bulldozers and big stacks of thrownaway lifebelts and piles of shells still waiting to be moved. In the water floated empty life rafts and soldiers packs and ration boxes, and mysterious oranges. On the beach lay snarled rolls of telephone wire and big rolls of steel matting and stacks of broken, rusting rifles. On the beach lay, expended, sufficient men and mechanism for a small war. They were gone forever now. And yet we could afford it. We could afford it because we were on, we had our toehold, and behind us there were such enormous replacements for this wreckage on the beach that you could hardly conceive of their sum total. Men and equipment were flowing from England in such a gigantic stream that it made the waste on the beachhead seem like nothing at all, really nothing at all. A few hundred yards back on the beach is a high bluff. Up there we had a tent hospital, and a barbed-wire enclosure for prisoners of war. From up there you could see far up and down the beach, in a spectacular crows-nest view, and far out to sea. And standing out there on the water beyond all this wreckage was the greatest armada man has ever seen. You simply could not believe the gigantic collection of ships that lay out there waiting to unload. Looking from the bluff, it lay thick and clear to the far horizon of the sea and beyond, and it spread out to the sides and was miles wide. Its utter enormity would move the hardest man. As I stood up there I noticed a group of freshly taken German prisoners standing nearby. They had not yet been put in the prison cage. They were just standing there, a couple of doughboys leisurely guarding them with tommy guns. The prisoners too were looking out to sea the same bit of sea that for months and years had been so safely empty before their gaze. Now they stood staring almost as if in a trance. They didnt say a word to each other. They didnt need to. The expression on their faces was something forever unforgettable. In it was the final horrified acceptance of their doom. If only all Germans could have had the rich experience of standing on the bluff and looking out across the water and seeing what their compatriots saw. Debra Saunders Now trigger-happy university students Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to We will not print the letter writers phone number. Letters may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and factual errors. They also may be edited for clarity.What do you think?Light rail transit not in Realtors best interestEditor: I am not surprised that Rays management would contribute 25K to Greenlight Pinellas mass transit initiative because if the Pinellas Transportation Sales Tax Referendum is approved on Nov 4, 2014, it would be at the expense of all Pinellas County tax payers and they would be on the hook for this 1 percent sales tax, a 14 percent tax increase. I am surprised that Pinellas Realtor Organization and the National Association of Realtors would endorse and contribute $245K to Greenlight Pinellas. Purpose of Greenlight Pinellas/Agenda 21 is to promote light rail transportation and warehouse residents in high-rise apartments near rail station, much like New York City and other large metropolitan cities, and this in no way would be in the best interest of Pinellas residential Realtors. These Realtor organizations should be working to support the building and selling of homes and not apartments. Most large apartment complexes have their own Realtor acting as a leasing agent. Greenlight Pinellas is all about downtown St. Petersburg and keeping the Rays downtown, and at the expense of all Pinellas County residents. Hopefully, north Pinellas County residents will remember this when they vote on Nov. 4 and vote accordingly. Chuck Graham Pinellas ParkAcknowledge responsibility on global warmingEditor: I would suggest there is a way to eliminate the skepticism with which global warming is greeted by some, especially those who have elected to engage in the politicization of the issue. I refer mostly to those on the far right of the political spectrum who have allowed themselves to be duped into playing puppet for the American Energy industry. What those of us living in the world of reality must do, if there is any possibility of making real change before it is too late, is to wave the white flag where it can be seen by the power brokers in the energy industry, signaling to them they have won and we are surrendering. What we must ask in return is that these people agree to try and convince those they have been brainwashing for the last half-century that in effect global warming is a reality and poses a clear and present danger so they will no longer stand in the way of positive action. Next we must assure them we will pressure government to initiate immediately a comprehensive program similar to the Manhattan Project, one aimed at developing new or vastly improved energy sources that are both clean and renewable. These sources of energy can then replace the fossil fuels now being used. In and of itself this will not be good news to this industry. The pot must be sweetened and this can be done by passing laws, or if necessary a constitutional amendment, one that will guarantee those now controlling production and distribution of energy that they also will be in control of the energy produced by these new sources, and further that they will be allowed to fix price without government interference at any level for the foreseeable future. We must also agree to indemnify the industry from any financial losses they will incur as a result of this action, including loss of anticipated profit from their holdings in gas, coal, oil, nuclear generation, production facilities and distribution networks. Further they must be assured they will not be expected to be responsible for any of the costs associated with development of the new technology, and that at the same time we must agree they will hold all rights to this technology, including the right to license it to foreign nations. In effect we must give away the store! I think we would be amazed at how quickly the puppets would be induced to speak from the other side of their mouths if we took these steps, altering forever the production and distribution of energy. Or, we could simply tell the energy industry and their supporters, they as well as the rest of us, must immediately acknowledge our responsibility and accept and make the changes deemed necessary before our irresponsibility renders the problem moot. Bob Shaw Madeira Beach Ernie Pyle Photo by WILDA WHITTLEThe Normandy American Cemetery is on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and contains the remains of nearly 9,400 Americans killed at Normandy or in other military operations in World War II. The horrible waste of war


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Statewide, 57 percent of third-grader passed the reading exam, which is the same as last year, and 58 percent of third-graders passed the math exam, which is the same as last year. For writing, an average of 53 percent of Florida fourth-graders passed the test, which was up from 57 percent in 2013; 56 percent of Florida eighth-graders passed, up from 54 percent in 2013; and 64 percent of the states tenthgraders passed, up from 62 percent last year. Pinellas third-graders were below the state averages, with 55 percent passing the reading test, down from 56 percent in 2013, though Pinellas third-graders rose a percentage point to 49 percent in math. In writing, Pinellas fourth-graders dropped from 60 to 51 percent of students passing, which is lower than the state average, and the fourthgraders rose one percent to 55 percent, so slightly higher than the state average. Pinellas tenth-graders dropped from 67 to 61 percent in writing, coming in just under the state average. However, district-wide, there were eight elementary schools, including three that were deemed turnaround schools, that showed doubledigit increases in the fourth-grade writing test, according to a district press release. These include Melrose Elementary, Mildred Helms Elementary and Dunedin Elementary, with 14, 13, and 10 percentage points gained, respectively. Also, Tyrone Middle and Azalea Middle improved significantly on the eight-grade writing assessment, with 21and 13-percentage point gains, respectively. Additionally, two elementary turnaround schools showed significant gains in third-grade reading and math. Ponce de Leon Elementary jumped 18 percent in reading and 28 percent in math, while Pinellas Park Elementary improved 16 percent in reading and 14 percent in math. Im very proud of all of our educators and students who worked so hard to improve their scores, said Michael A. Grego, Pinellas County Superintendant. I know that our schools were especially focused this past year, expanding strategies that worked well last year. We will continue to excel and pursue instructional excellence, not only on testing days, but every day of the school year. Next year all Florida schools will switch to the Common Core Standards and no longer have the FCATs.12A SchoolsNew Eagle Scouts Photo courtesy of RON REGANDavid Grossman, 18, second from left, of Seminole and Harley Acuff, 18, third from right, of Pinellas Park, recently completed the requirements for Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting. Aurora Greisler Jones, Exalted Ruler of the Largo Elks, left, awarded Grossman with a commendation from the Elks Grand Lodge. Acuff was awarded his commendation by Jan Rogers, Scout liaison, second from right. Also pictured is Joe Fritz, right, Scout master of Troop 417, which meets at the Largo Elks Lodge, 810 16th Ave. SE.Foundation honors scholarship winners LARGO The Pinellas Education Foundation honored the 235 seniors who will be graduating this year with a Take Stock in Children Scholarship in a celebration event on May 15 at Pinellas Park High School. These seniors represent $3.05 million in scholarship awards. In addition, 60 Take Stock in Children seniors are being awarded Florida Prepaid dormitory scholarships through the Take Stock in Children state office. Each dormitory scholarship is worth $11,745 for a total value of $704,700. The event included a presentation of scholarships and medallions and encouragement from Pinellas County Superintendent Dr. Michael Grego and Pinellas Education Foundation Take Stock in Children Committee CoChair John Dosher. In addition, students were given letters of congratulations from Take Stock in Children President and CEO Madeline Pumariego and State Representative Kathleen Peters. These seniors will be heading to colleges and technical schools including Florida State, University of Florida, St. Petersburg College, University of South Florida, pTEC, Duke University, BethuneCookman University, Stetson University, Northwestern University, Brown University and University of Central Florida in addition to many more. Its an honor to recognize what these students have accomplished, Dosher said in a press release. Theyve laid the foundation on which to build a successful career and life, and we expect to see great things from these graduates in the future. The Pinellas Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program is managed through the Pinellas Education Foundation, and made possible through the generous donations and support of corporate partners, individuals and alumni who invest in the scholarship program. The Pinellas Education Foundation matches donor commitments with Florida Prepaid College Foundation funds to make greater Attorneys needed for programStetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team. School notesWith more than a million veterans, Florida is home to one of the largest populations of veterans in the country. Stetsons new Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team will serve Tampa Bay area veterans through its Veterans Law Institute. We are looking for volunteer attorneys with a passion to serve the veterans, members of our military and their families, said Trista Miller in a press release. Miller is assistant director of clinical education and Veterans Law Institute pro bono supervisor at Stetson. Volunteer attorneys will receive a weekly email message containing current case digests outlining pro bono opportunities in their geographical and legal practice areas. After selecting a case, attorneys will be provided with client and student volunteer contact information. Volunteers will also gain access to future Stetson CLE workshops focused on veterans law. Attorneys interested in volunteering may apply with no obligation at probono. For information about volunteering, email vetprobono@ or call 562-7333.Masonic Lodge awards scholarshipMADEIRA BEACH Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge recently presented its annual Albert T. and Tupper MacMillan Scholarship, supported by the Ernest J. Freeman Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was presented to Harlie Ireland, a graduating senior at Keswick Christian School in Seminole. Ireland will be attending college in the fall at St. Petersburg College where she will begin her studies in nursing. Ireland has been extremely active in service projects in the community including Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army. She is a member of the National Honor Society, female student government representative for the senior class, a member of the Music Honor Society, teachers assistant, AWANA leader in training, and a St. Petersburg Juniorette. Ireland has been a part of the varsity soccer team, varsity track team, Latin Club, and varsity band. Ernest J. Freeman Jr., Master of Gulf Beach Lodge in 1984, had a vision. This vision was to create a scholarship program that would grant deserving local students funds to assist in their college tuition. It also was his vision to create a program which would be self-perpetuating thereby being a source of assistance well into the future. After the passing of Ernest Freeman the scholarship program was renamed in his memory and has helped support four college students each year since its inception. The annual scholarship winner receives $2,000 to assist in their college or university expenses. Attending the presentation of the annual Albert T. and Tupper MacMillan Scholarship at Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge are, from left, Carl Moore, scholarship recipient Harlie Ireland and John Anthony.


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Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood Photo by DAN EBERTSFormer Largo Mayor Bob Jackson recently became a 100-gallon donor by giving platelets.transfusion. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused into a patient within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. The Pinellas chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts various recurring events. For more information, call 826-0807 or visit The organizations help line is 791-3434. Following is a list of upcoming programs: The education group meets second Thursdays, 7 p.m., in The Gathering Place, Building 100, at Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. The program features guest speakers on topics related to mental illness and recovery. The public is welcome to attend. The family support group meets third Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. 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The annual awards were given out at a hospital-wide presentation. The Frist Humanitarian Award was created in 1971 to honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Named in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist Sr., a founder of HCA, this award recognizes individuals who serve the community and those in need and whose daily dedication and care giving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment. The volunteer award recognizes a volunteer who gives unselfishly to patients within the facilities and people in the community. The employee award recognizes an employee who goes beyond day-to-day responsibilities in his/her overall service to the community. The physician award honors a physician who displays a concern for the well-being of others beyond his/her day-to-day clinical responsibilities. Budniak, the Volunteer Frist Humanitarian Award recipient, has been an exceptional part of the St. Petersburg General Hospital Auxiliary for the past three years. She has volunteered over 700 hours of service to us. Budniak has a positive and caring attitude and encourages others to do the same. She is always willing to assist where needed, with a kind smile and a helping hand. Budniak also sits with patients and provides them with comfort and support. Laursen R.N., BSN, MSN, CCRN, NE-BC ICU Director, the Employee Frist Humanitarian Award recipient, has been with St. Petersburg General Hospital since 1985. She is an inspiring person who takes the mission and vision of St. Petersburg General Hospital to heart. Laursen is highly focused on the patient experience and the well-being of her staff and patients alike. Her community involvement is deeply rooted with her church, Park Place Wesleyan. She is a member of the church choir and a Sunday school teacher. 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As we head into summer, its important to remember that even small amounts of sun exposure can be damaging, said Vernon Sondak, M.D., in a press release. Sondak is the chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology. If you are going to be out in the sun for any period of time, you need to wear the proper attire that provides sun protection and liberally apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. June 8 marks the 16-year anniversary of Play Sun Smart a partnership between the American Academy of Dermatology, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association to raise awareness about skin cancer and offer prevention and detection tips to players, staff and fans. As part of this effort, the Tampa Bay Rays and Moffitts Cutaneous Oncology Department are providing free skin cancer screenings to fans June 8. The Mole Patrol, a team of skin cancer specialists from Moffitt, will provide screenings to fans from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside of Gate 4 near the corner of 16th Street South and Fourth Avenue South. During the 2014 spring training season, Moffitts Mole Patrol screened 378 fans during four games across Florida. During the game, the Rays will recognize the Salute to Survivors fan of the game. The honor comes with a VIP experience that includes game tickets, parking passes, autographed memorabilia, on-field passes to watch batting practice from behind home plate before the game, and recognition on the video board between innings.


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The group that won this years tournament with a score of 59 was, from left, Dave Menoli, Matt McKenna, AJ Cuccinello, and Sean Calleja.Winning teamNew moon sure to bring actionThis weeks new moon provides some of the best fishing opportunities of the year. As long as the weather holds, tarpon, snook, redfish and mangrove snapper should all be on board for this weekends fishing plans. Tarpon continue their migration along Pinellas beaches, pre spawn staging spots like the 90-foot hole at Egmont Key and Boca Grade pass will be loaded with fish for the next couple of weeks as they await the full moon to head off shore to spawn. Big new moon outgoing tides bring on some of the best tarpon fishing in the world as thousands of tarpon gather to feed on the crabs being flushed out of the pass. Whether you choose to join the masses in the pass or find solitude along the beach you should have plenty of shots at fish this weekend. Inshore snook, trout and redfish make up the West Coast slam, a feat that has been attainable most days as of late. Target mullet schools on the middle part of the incoming tide for a shot at locating a school of redfish and the occasional big trout and work bridges pass jetties and beaches for snook. Live sardines are the bait of choice and can be chummed up and cast netted along many of the grass flats just inside any of the inlets. Mangrove snapper are schooled up heavy over artificial reefs and limestone ledges inside of 50 feet. The snapper are easily chummed up and can be targeted both day and night. Live sardines and/or shrimp are top baits and a chum block dropped to the bottom will get them fired up.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein County announces June gardening programsThe county will sponsor a number of gardening programs during the month of June at various locations. Following is a list of scheduled programs: Master Gardener Clinic Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Residents looking for solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn and landscape care can consult with Master Gardener volunteers for free. Weedon Island Lawn and Garden Help Desk Thursdays, June 5 and 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Aspiring and master gardeners alike can come and get solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn and landscape care. The service is free. For information, call 453-6500 or visit Key Plants/Key Pests Friday, June 12, 3:30 p.m., at Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Extension agent Theresa Badurek will cover common plants in the landscape, key pests that bug them, and what can be done about them in this free course. Registration is required. Wildflower Garden Club Saturday, June 28, 8 to 11 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve will be out getting their gardening hands dirty in the preserves wildflower garden. Participants should bring garden gloves and hat. Morning snacks are usually provided. Registration required. Call 453-6800 or visit For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit, now with LiveChat, or create a shortcut to on any smartphone. Pinellas County government is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.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. Bert will talk about bromeliads in the genera names that start with the letters Q and R. This talk is about Quesnelia, Racinaea, and Ronnbergia, three surprisingly diverse and beautiful genera. Bert will trace their distributions through Central and South America and even to the Galapagos. These genera are poorly represented in collections throughout the world. Bert will offer tips on how to grow them in Florida. Bromeliads will be available for purchase from the seller and from the evenings raffle table. Admission is free. For information, call 439-7782.African Violet Society to meetTAMPA The Tampa African Violet Society will meet Thursday, June 5, 7 p.m., at the Common Ground Christian Church, 4207 North Blvd., Tampa. Award-winning grower Jim Boyer will present a program on propagation. Growing tips for African violets will be offered. Visitors are welcome. Admission and parking are free. Email Sheryl Herold at to present Book TimeTARPON SPRINGS Book Time at Brooker will be offered Thursday, May 29, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this free program connects attendees to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, children will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6800 or visit to host guided hikeST. PETERSBURG A guided hike will be offered Saturday, May 31, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closedtoe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit De Soto to offer guided walkTIERRA VERDE A free, guided nature walk will be offered Sunday, June 1, 10 to 11 a.m., at Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Guests will enjoy the beauty of Fort De Soto Park with a one-hour nature walk great for the entire family. A guided walk on the beach trail is planned. To register and for tour information and meeting locations, call 552-1862. Visit to host meeting, hikeThe Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet Wednesday, June 4, 7 p.m., at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. The free monthly meeting will include a talk on invasive species, refreshments, socializing and a low-cost plant sale. On Saturday, May 31, the group will host a nature photography hike at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. For more information, call 322-3954 or visit Upcoming activities


Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:A Million Ways to Die in the WestGenre: Comedy and western Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris Director: Seth MacFarlane Rated: R Seth MacFarlane once again stretches the boundaries of comedy and propriety as writer, producer, director of and actor in A Million Ways to Die in the West. He tells the tale and plays the lead in the story of Albert Stark, a soft man in hard times who is trying to figure out how to escape this godforsaken frontier that seems to be trying to kill him and everyone else in it at every turn. A sheep farmer whose fickle girlfriend, Louise (Amanda Seyfried), leaves him when he backs out of a gunfight, Albert feels like a chump. Adding to Alberts distress and feelings of inadequacy, Louise takes up with the towns most successful businessman, arrogant moustachery owner Foy (Neil Patrick Harris). And what Albert cant dream of offering in terms of financial stability and facial hirsuteness, Foy has in spades. But when a mysterious and beautiful gunslinger named Anna (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps Albert begin to find his courage and they start to fall in unexpected love.MaleficentGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville Director: Robert Stromberg Rated: PG Maleficent explores the untold story of Disneys most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human kings newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.Opening this weekendMacFarlane helms western comedy; Disney resurrects Maleficent Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY STUDIOSAngelina Jolie stars in the titular role of Walt Disney Studios Maleficent. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Under the Electric SkyGenre: Documentary Director: Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz Rated: PG-13 Sadie, a small-town Texas college student, suffers from chronic anxiety and was tormented by bullies in her youth. A girl who never quite fit in and has barely experienced life beyond her hometown, Sadie is about to enter the neon, Technicolor world of the Electric Daisy Carnival. A group of Massachusetts guy friends who call themselves the original wolfpack board an RV carrying on in memory of a fallen friend.Photo courtesy of UNIVERSAL PICTURESAnna (Charlize Theron) and Albert (Seth MacFarlane) try not to die at the fair in A Million Ways to Die in the West, the new comedy from director, producer and co-writer MacFarlane, who plays a formerly cowardly sheep farmer who must put his newfound courage to the test. 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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. 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. Blast Friday with Edgar Winter Band, Friday, May 30, 5:30 p.m., in the Cleveland Street district, Clearwater. Blast Friday was established in 2009 as downtown Clearwaters free, familyfriendly street festival. Supported by the city of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road, Blast Friday hosts 10 events per year bringing more than 40,000 people to downtown Clearwater. In late 1972 Winter brought together Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff to form The Edgar Winter Group, the legendary band that created such hits as the No. 1 Frankenstein and the ever popular Free Ride. Released in 1973, They Only Come Out at Night peaked at the No. 3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. It was certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986. 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 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. 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 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. The Marly Music Series featuring Claire Huangci piano, Sunday, June 1, 2 p.m., in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID. Visit Admission to the entire museum is


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DeceptionHoroscopesMay 29, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Aim high, Capricorn. There is nothing out of your reach this week. The costs of a hobby escalate. Look for ways to cut back that wont dampen the fun.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Picture it, Aquarius. A home free of chaos and clutter. It can be yours with persistence. A young friend has high hopes. Try not to dash them.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20There is so much more to be learned. Look and listen, Pisces. A shopping trip fulfills a need without breaking the bank. Bravo! Clarity is key to a report.AriesMarch 21 April 19All aboard, Aries. Joyous times are ahead. A thought-provoking movie inspires many long, interesting conversations around the dinner table.TaurusApril 20 May 20So much to do, so little time to do it in. Organization is the name of the game, Taurus. Gather the goods, set up a schedule and stick to it.GeminiMay 21 June 21You have so little to lose and so much to gain. Why the hesitation, Gemini? 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It may be time for a protest. The competition grows fierce at home. Bow out while you still can. Looking Ahead Looking AheadLargo Mark McHenry : A Night of Country Music, Saturday, May 31, 8 to 10 p.m., at OShys Irish Tap House, 80 Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo. Admission is free. Call 588-4444. Mark McHenry will perform in concert, bringing country music to Largo with his new single Gitty Up and several original and cover songs. 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 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.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. Keb Mo Thursday, June 5, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $45. Call 791-7400 or visit Keb Mo has been making critically acclaimed albums since 1994 when he released his self-titled debut and became a fresh face in the blues/roots genre. That record proved to be an entryway that got many to sit up and take notice. But it was his second release, Just Like You in that won him the first of three Grammy Awards. It dared a deeper venture into the joyful and healing aspects of the blues and a more mainstream style. His genre-blending artfulness, intuitive lyrics, unique guitar style, distinctive voice and magnetic charisma on stage have gained him a tremendously loyal fan base and the significant honor of being called, a musicians musician. Though it seems that Keb Mo flies just under the radar of big name recognition, during his vibrant 18-year career he has been recognized with a vast number of honors, awards and nominations including Grammy Awards, BMI awards and numerous WC Handy Blues Awards. His latest album The Reflection, is a journey deep into life and an even greater expansion of his musical body of work. Boston Friday, June 6, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit Tom Scholz band Boston will embark on a highly anticipated summer tour following the successful release of their latest album Life, Love & Hope. Always a huge crowdpleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound and remarkable musicianship and singing, Boston will feature the personnel and music from their highly acclaimed 2012 tour with some exciting additions. The band prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the exceptional sound that is faithful to their studio recordings. Boston burst onto the music scene with their eponymous best-selling debut album in 1976 and never looked back. With more than 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind and Smokin, rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second effort, Dont Look Back was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit No. 1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, Amanda. With more than 31 million albums sold to date, their music has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live Boston audiences that span generations. Last December, Boston released their newest studio album, Life, Love & Hope on Frontiers Records. Dog Sees God : Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a comedy by Bert V. Royal, presented by West Coast Players, June 6-22, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 437-2363 or visit When CBs dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this groups bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending thats both haunting and hopeful. Move Live on Tour, featuring Julianne and Derek Hough Tuesday, June 10, 3 and 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit Move Live on Tour will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything inbetween. The pair, both of whom are also accomplished singers and musicians, promise musical surprises and special guest appearances. The Happy Together Tour Friday, June 13, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $40. Call 791-7400 or visit The Happy Together Tour is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a lineup that will include The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. During the show, the multimedia highlights during each of performances will reference the time period of the music. Listeners can truly feel and see the soundtrack of their youth during a Happy Together show as their transported back in time. The Happy Together tour began in 1984 with mainstays The Turtles. It started up again in 2010 and this is its fifth consecutive year. Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra Saturday, June 14, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit Liebert spent most of last year working on two new, yet very different albums, Bare Wood 20022012 is a compilation of favorite songs from the first decade of music he recorded on his label. What makes this album different from other compilations is that he stripped the music down to the bare essentials; Flamenco guitar, bass and percussion. The keyboards, drum machines, electric guitars were removed. What remains is bare wood. Gorgeous rich wooden sound surrounded by a lot of space to breath and dream. The second album three-oh-five is exclusively acoustic and contains more electric guitar than Liebert has ever performed on any album. Lieberts incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany, he began playing guitar at 11 and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his Rock and Roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he abandoned the frustrations and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1989, he formed Luna Negra and he has become one of the most successful instrumental artists, thrilling audiences worldwide and releasing a catalog of classic recordings. Best known for his Nouveau Flamenco guitar playing style, his debut album sold double-platinum and is still one of the best selling guitar albums of all time. He has received five Grammy nominations and more than 35 gold and platinum award certifications in the U.S. alone. Andy Grammer, Friday, June 20, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 791-7400 or visit Known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery, the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician emerged as one of the biggest success stories in the music business in 2012. Grammer performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (three times) and Good Morning America. He shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Train and Colbie Caillat. Hes the first male pop star, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Keep Your Head Up and Fine By Me. Keep Your Head Up is certified platinum and received the BMI award as one of 2012s Top 50 most performed songs across all formats. Fine By Me is certified gold and his third single peaked at #15 on the U.S. Adult Top 40 chart.Pinellas Park Suspect Hollywood, a mystery dinner theater, Friday, May 30, 6 to 9:30 p.m., at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 8271 52nd St. N., Pinellas Park. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children age 11 and older. Seating will begin at 6:15 p.m. A complete spaghetti dinner will be served during the play. For tickets and information, call 544-6856. The eighth annual Pinellas Pepper Fest Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. See LOOKING AHEAD, page 4B


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This summer, classic music fans will rejoice as the renowned Happy Together Tour 2014 comes to their city. The 30th anniversary of the tour that celebrates the biggest hits of the s and s will kick off June 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The tour hits the Tampa Bay area on June 13 with a show at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $40. Call 791-7400 or visit Every night, listeners will hear their favorite songs from The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. The performers will play numerous hits including Were An American Band, Some Kind of Wonderful, Devil With A Blue Dress, Good Golly Miss Molly, Mama Told Me Not To Come, Joy To The World, This Diamond Ring and Happy Together. During the show, the multimedia highlights during each of the performances will reference the time period of the music. Listeners can truly feel and see the soundtrack of their youth during a Happy Together show as they are transported back in time. The Summerland Tour 2014 hits the Tampa Bay area Saturday, June 14, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Doors will open at 2 p.m. General admission is free. VIP tickets also are available for $29.75. Visit The musical lineup includes Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog.Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Capitol Theatre Keb Mo, Thursday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, Saturday, June 14, 8 p.m. Andy Grammer, Friday, June 20, 8 p.m. Classic Albums Live: Van Halen, Saturday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit Rock Caf Tampa Leann Rimes, Friday, June 6, 9 p.m. Hard Rock Caf Tampa is at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. Call 813-627-6649 or visit Live Rebelution, Wednesday, June 25, 5:30 p.m. Rebelution, Thursday, June 26, 5:30 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit Local 662 The Murder Junkies, Friday, June 13, 7 p.m. JT Money and Strizzo, Friday, June 20, 9 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.Music scene Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry, Friday, June 20, 6:45 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-740-2446 or visit Palladium at St. Petersburg College Lorri Hafer, Tuesday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. The Palladium at St. Petersburg College is at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 822-3590 or visit Ritz Ybor Cut Copy, Tuesday, June 17, 9 p.m. Say Anything, Wednesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. Phantogram, Sunday, June 29, 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-2472518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Boston, Friday, June 6, 8 p.m. Happy Together Tour, Friday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Dave Koz Summer Horns, Friday, June 27, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit Smokehouse Selwyn Birchwood, Friday, June 6, 8 p.m. Shaun Murphy, Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m. Cope, Friday, June 13, 8 p.m. Trinity, Saturday, June 14, 8 p.m. Gerry Williams, Sunday, June 15, 5 p.m. Earphunk, Tuesday, June 17, 7 p.m. Conrad Oberg, Sunday, June 22, 5 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813971-0666 or visit Theatre Black Star Riders, Monday, June 9, 7 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visit The Straz Center for the Performing Arts Counting Crows, Wednesday, June 11, 7 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The Voice Tour, Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813229-7827 or visit more music and concert information, visit Photo courtesy of PARADISE ARTISTS Photo courtesy of THE STRAZ CENTERAbove, Counting Crows play the Straz Center for the Performing Arts June 11. At right, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, joins the lineup for this years Happy Together Tour, set for June 13 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. OPENING, from page 1BLong-distance lovers and young professionals, Jim from Tokyo and Jenna from New York City are two days, 15 hours, 3 minutes and 11 seconds from seeing each other for the first time in six months. Six friends in an open, unconventional relationship a rave family hit the road to eat, sleep, rave, repeat. Jose may be physically disabled and bound to a wheelchair, but his heart soars and mind dances entering the festival grounds. And then theres Alli and Matt, who fell in love at the Electric Daisy Carnival 15 years ago. Two kids and thousands of kandi bracelets later, they will finally marry. These are six stories out of 345,000 that will unfold throughout the three-day EDC, the largest music festival in America where the fans are the headliners in a show that adheres to the mantra peace, love, unity, and respect. With riveting performances and pulsating beats created by acclaimed DJs including Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Fatboy Slim, Avicii, Above & Beyond, Tiesto, and Calvin Harris, and an inspiring score by Kaskade, filmmakers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz drop their 3D lens in the middle of the desert to capture the most electrifying show on earth where 345,000 hearts beat in unison.The Big AskGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Ahna OReilly, Jason Ritter, Ned Beatty, Dale Dickey and French Stewart Director: Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman Not rated Three couples head to the desert to help their friend (David Krumholtz) heal after the death of his mother. But when they learn that his idea of healing is asking to sleep with his best friends girlfriends at the same time his ludicrous request creates a fallout amidst the entire group. The Big Ask is a hilariously dark comedy about the things we do for friends in need, also staring Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, Melanie Lynskey, Ahna OReilly, and Jason Ritter.FilthGenre: Dark comedy Cast: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Gary Lewis, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie and Shirley Henderson Director: Jon S. Baird Rated: R Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, theres been a murder and Bruces boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. Hes in control and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in Filth.Lucky ThemGenre: Romance Cast: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold, Ahna OReilly and Nina Arianda Director: Megan Griffiths Rated: R More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her magazines editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church in a delightful performance), Ellie hits the road in search of answers.We Are the Best!Genre: Drama Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv LeMoyne Director: Lukas Moodysson Not rated From Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson, We are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.For more movie news, visit Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo courtesy of MAGNOLIA PICTURESFrom left, Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv Lemoyne star in We Are the Best!, a Magnolia Pictures release.


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Exp. 6-15-14 MOTOWN WeekendMay 29-316-10pm Savor Our Homemade Cooking SUNCOASTCafe1921 West Bay Drive, Largo 585-5459032714Monday-Saturday 6:30am-9:30pm Sunday 6:30am-8:30pmServed with potato, vegetable, soup or salad & dessertBreakfast Served All DayJust 10 Minutes From The BeachCountry Fried Steak Grilled Chicken Breast Breaded Veal Cutlet Kielbasa & Kraut Chicken Parmesan Veal ParmesanSpaghetti & Meatballs Crab Cakes 21 Fried Shrimp Fried Clams Pork Tenderloin Liver and Onionsand more Daily Lunch Special Soup and Sandwich $495 Every Wednesday Buffalo Style Beef on Weck sandwich Dinner Specials from $7.95 011614 Schedule for the Tarpon Springs Summer Performing Arts FestivalTHE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE June 5-8, 13-15 A comedy by Neil Simon Directed by Nick Abounader Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm, which has suddenly hit the skids, and he gets the ax. Compounded by the air pollution killing his plants, and with the walls of the apartment being paper-thin, allowing him a constant earful of his neighbors private lives, things cant seem to get any worse. Mel does the only thing left for him to do he has a nervous breakdown and its the best thing that ever happened to him. Youll laugh, youll cry and then laugh until you cry! Former Broadway touring actor Nick Abounader makes his directorial debut at the Tarpon Arts Summer Play Series. The show stars Nathan Daugherty, Jessica Morin, Colleen Boylan, Georgia Kosloski, Jeannine Hinkel, and John Clark. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $16, $14 for members and students Opening Night all seats $10 Enjoy a wine and dessert reception opening night hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Artist Faire Gallery, 111 E. Tarpon Ave., June 5, 6:30 p.m. LUNCH & LEARN WITH FINE ARTIST & CRAFTSMAN NICHOLAS TOTH June 11 An award-winning metal artist and acclaimed craftsman, Nicholas Toths authentic hand-crafted diving helmets and original copper and brass works of art reflect his dedication to exceptional quality and masterful design. He speaks about the techniques of ancient divers to current day technology. His knowledge of the history of diving is informative and engaging. The evolution of hardhat diving is highlighted with special emphasis on Greek diving helmets. Nicholas Toth has received the highest honors bestowed upon a craftsman, and was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Folk Heritage Award. Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Talk begins at noon) $15, $12 for members and students Ticket includes talk, catered box lunch and soft drink. Please call the Box Office in advance if you have special dietary needs. COLD FEET A brand-new comedy about an age-old problem Written and directed by Andrew Harrison June 20-22, 27-29 Finding the man of her dreams was easy. Getting him to walk down the aisle might prove more difficult. Catherine and Michaels wedding day has been planned in meticulous detail and all their friends and family are eagerly awaiting the ceremony. Everything is ready for the big day except the bride and groom! An attack of the wedding jitters means its up to the neurotic maid of honor and narcissistic best man to get their respective best friends to the altar on time. Will the two incompetent cupids save the day or will the happy couples cold feet put the wedding on ice? The production stars Kasey Mullins, Jason Ensor, Lauren Leech, Andy Harrison, Rick Butcher, Tracie Callahan, Lawrence Weglarz, and Nicole Cavalani. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $16, $14 for members and students Opening Night Special: All seats $10 Enjoy a wine and dessert reception opening night hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Artist Faire Gallery, 111 E. Tarpon Ave., June 20, 6:30 p.m. LUNCH & LEARN WITH AUTHOR MARISELLA VEIGA 50 Years Later: An Exile Returns to Cuba June 26 Marisella Veiga was born in Havana, Cuba, and went into exile with her family in 1960. Her return to Cuba after 50 years was a transformative experience. She speaks about the trip and how it has affected her. She is a professor of English Literature at Flagler College and is an accomplished author. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and literary anthologies. Ms. Veiga won The Pushcart Prize in Fiction, and the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for Best Short Story in The Caribbean Writer. She is a nationally syndicated columnist with Hispanic Link News Service. Recently, she released the spoken word recording, Square Watermelons: Ten Essays on Living with Two Cultures. Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Talk begins at noon) $15, $12 for members and students Ticket includes talk, catered box lunch and soft drink. Please call the Box Office in advance if you have special dietary needs. GREAT GATSBY NIGHT Featuring the Rhythm Kings Orchestra June 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Roaring Twenties come to life at Great Gatsby Night featuring the music of the Rhythm Kings. This party is the bees knees! So all you big timers and molls put on your glad rags and dont be a canceled stamp. Its the cats meow! Dance the night away or sit back and enjoy the music. The Rhythm Kings Orchestra, led by Dan Fox, is a 12-piece band that performs the great music of the Jazz Age and the Swing Era. Vintage costumes encouraged. Costume and dance prizes! Heritage Museum (with dance floor), 100 Beekman Lane $12, $10 for members and students Refreshments will be available for sale. All ages welcome. Prohibition in effect Rodgers & Hammersteins THE SOUND OF MUSIC Presented by the Gilbert & Sullivan Players Directed by Jamie Bierchen Music Direction by Constantine Grame July 11-13, 18-20 The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the worlds most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her kindness and generosity of spirit gradually capture the heart of the stern captain and his children. With one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre, this musical (and its movie counterpart) has been loved by audiences for over 50 years. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $24, $22 for members and students Enjoy wine and light hors doeuvres opening night hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Current Restaurant at the Artist Faire Gallery, 111 E. Tarpon Ave., 6:30 p.m. CINDERELLA A Folk Tune Operetta in Three Acts July 12 and 19, 2 p.m. Music and lyrics by Katherine K. Davis Presented by the Tarpon Operetta Company for Children, which provides acting, singing, and theater experience for children 6 to 13 years old. Directed by Jamie Bierchen, with music direction by Constantine Grame, children perform a beautiful 30-minute musical version of this beloved fairy tale. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave. $10, $5 for children and members IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING The Music of Johnny Mercer and more July 25, 7:30 p.m. Host Maria Zouves and the talent of VOICExperience delight you with your favorite tunes from Johnny Mercers Moon River to some of operas most well-known melodies. The concert is performed by up and coming young singers who are on their way to compete in the Savannah Music Festival. This concert is a perfect way to beat the summer heat. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $16, $14 for members and students SHAKESPEARES LOVERS AND MADMEN July 25-27 Presented by the Semi-Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Dee OBrien Summer Shakespeare comes to Tarpon Springs! In A Midsummer Nights Dream, Duke Theseus declares, Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such shaping fantasies, that apprehend more than cool reason ever apprehends. The Semi-Royal Shakespeare Company presents lovers and madmen such as King Lear, Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Hamlet, Petruchio, the merry wives of Windsor, Lysander, and others. Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $16, $14 for members and students FUN WITH THE RULEYS! July 26, 2 p.m. Matthew and Suzanne Ruley, along with their children Alyona and Andrey, perform the beautiful and the unexpected songs about life, love, family and food. Comedic and heartwarming, you will come away smiling. Appropriate for all ages. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. $16, $14 for members and students Photo courtesy of BARRETT VANTAGE ARTISTSClaire Huangci performs June 1 in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.included in the ticket price. For information, call 896-2667. Huangci began her international career at age 9 and has been earning accolades ever since. She is regarded as one of the premier Chopin interpreters of her generation. She won first prize at the 2009 International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Germany, and first and special prizes at the 2010 International Chopin Competition in Miami. Huangci has been a soloist with many of the worlds foremost ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the Moscow Radio Orchestra. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Salle Cortot in Paris, and Oji Hall in Tokyo, among other venues. Her solo recording debut of works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev was released by Berlin Classics in 2013. A laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition, Huangci studied at the illustrious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. TOP FIVE, from page 1B Read about upcoming community, entertainment and live music events throughout Pinellas County by visiting: Look for links to the online calendars in the left column.Hours will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature hot and fiery foods and sauces to sample and purchase along with an amateur hot sauce competition, spicy lolly lick-a-thon, pepper-eating contest, amateur salsa competition and live bands. Admission is $3 for adults and kids 12 and younger will be admitted free. Call 423-8433 or visit Movies in the Park Saturday, June 14, dusk, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Hosted by the Pinellas Park Firefighters, this monthly, family-friendly event helps raise funds for the Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers. Candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks also are available for purchase. The Benevolent Fund is used to help victims and families in the community. For information, call 687-4494.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 highend 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 Petersburg St. Petersburg Second Saturday Fathers Day ArtWalk, Saturday, June 14, 4 to 9 p.m., at venues throughout the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, the Edge District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District. Most venues are open throughout the month, however many studios and galleries are open to the public only on this special night. Galleries, artist studios, and some museums open from 4 to 9 p.m. for ArtWalk. The red trolley and white coach bus (with guides) will take attendees to more than 35 studios and galleries featuring the warehouse arts district. The two shuttles run from the roundabout at 10th Street and Central Avenue to the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. In addition, the Central Avenue Trolley cost is $.50 serves galleries on and near Central Avenue; and a third free trolley, the Downtown Looper, serves the Waterfront Arts District. Free parking can be found on First Avenue North and First Avenue South, from 15th Street to 30th Street, as well as large lots at Soft Water Studios, St. Pete Clay Company, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Clay Center of St. Petersburg. For information, visit The Burnt Part Boys, with book by Mariana Elder, music by Chris Miller and lyrics by Nathan Tysen; June 14 through July 16, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Call 498-5205 or visit The Summerland Tour 2014, Saturday, June 14, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Doors will open at 2 p.m. General admission is free. VIP tickets also are available for $29.75. Visit The musical lineup includes Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog. LOOKING AHEAD, from page 2B


Classieds 5B Leader, May 29, 2014 35. Mobile Home Sales 160. Unfurnished Condos 190. Waterfront Rentals 485. Help Wanted 485. Help Wanted 522. Careers 1. House SalesSHORE ACRES HOME 3BR/1BA Block, 1,746SF. Needs Paint, Carpet. $102,500 Priced To Sell! FSBO (727)643-2391 SEMINOLE GREAT BUY! 3BR/1.5BA Fixer In Great Area! 1,464SF, Newer Kitchen, Roof. $94,900. Under FMV FSBO. (727)643-2391 5. R.E. Sales 10. Waterfront SalesINDIAN ROCKS BEACH 2BR/1BA/1CG HOME Tiled, New Roof/ Pavers, Waterfront, Deep Water, Open Canal, Dock w/Electric Lift. $359,900.Florida Dreams Real Estate, (727)504-9490. SAND KEY DANS ISLAND 2BR/2BA, RENOVATED 1,880SF, W/D, All Amenities. Equity Pro Realty, Rosalyn Carlton (727)644-0400. UPDATED 3BR/2.5BA/2CG Clearwater Waterfront Pool Home. On Inlet To Tampa Bay. Large Lanai. 2,100SF. $369,000 (727)531-0386 20. Condo SalesSEMINOLE GARDENS! 2BR/1BA Land Owned. Sales & Rentals, Robert G. Castles, PA, Broker. (727)319-8229 REDUCED PRICE! 2BR/2BA Condo On Lake Seminole With Beautiful Panoramic Views. Asking $116,900, Make Offer! Virgil Sweet, Charles Rutenberg, (727)410-1205. JUST REDUCED! In Five Towns, 1,765SF, 6th Floor, Secure Building. Must See! Lorraine Thomas, (727)424-4710 Five Towns Action Realty SEMINOLE GARDENS Lovely 2BR/1BA First Floor, View Of Pool And Lake From The Patio. New Finishes, Custom Window Treatments. $48,900. (727)871-9682 FIVE TOWNS/ ST PETE, 55+. REDUCED $4,600! 2BR/2BA, 1,100SF, $69,900. Updated, 2nd Floor, Screened Balcony Overlooking Pool & Pond. New Carrier A/C/ Furnace 2012. 10 Minutes from Pool To Beach! (727)397-5007. SEMINOLE MOVE-IN READY 3BR/2.5BA/2CG 2,458SF Updated. PLUS Bonus Room. Open Floor Plan With Hardwood And Tile Flooring, Split Bedrooms. Close To Beach And Shopping. Professionally Landscaped. Mint Condition! This Is A Must See! $339,000. PETER J. BOGULSKI Charles Rutenberg Reatly (727)244-9922 First Time Homebuyer Program*( 727 ) available in Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. If you have not owned a home in the last 3 yearsLow Interest Rate Mortgage Down Payment Assistance AvailableHousing Finance Authority of Pinellas County032014 SEMINOLE GARDENSNOW IS THE TIME TO BUY WHILE THE PRICES ARE STILL LOW! BEAUTIFUL 56-ACRE COMPLEX 1BR/1BA 608 sq. ft. Updated Kitchen WOW $20,900 1BR/1BA 874 sq. ft. Water View, New Carpet Freshly Painted $43,900 Ridge Seminole Mgmt. Corp. Cassius L. Peacock, IV, Broker Your ON-SITE Specialist(727)397-2534 MySeminoleGardens.comTWELVE OAKS MHP Great Deals On Preowned Mobile Homes. Priced To Sell! Located In the Heart of Beautiful Seminole. Close To Beaches & Shopping. All Residents 55+. No Pets, No Rentals. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. (727)391-6268. 55+ MHP NEAR LARGO MALL 2BR/2BA, Large Florida Room, Screened Patio, A/C, W/D, Refrigerator, Stove. Pets Welcome! $4,500 OBO. (727)542-2188. 55. Open HouseSUNDAY, 12-3. 5120 Lily Street, Pinellas Park Charming Villa in active 55+ community. Bright, clean, and open. 2BR/1BA unit has attached carport. Close to beaches, shopping, and dining. $49,900. Please Call Dianne Lea, Charles Rutenberg Realty, (727)403-3717. 95. Property Mgmt. 130. Cemetery LotsANONA PIONEER CEMETERY Inside Serenity Gardens. 2 Lots, Lot 68, Normally $4,500 Will Sell For $3,000. (727)510-7730, (678)513-1177. 135. RentalsLARGO, CORNER UNIT CONDO 55+, 2BR/2BA, Great Location. All Amenities, No Pets/ Smoking. $850/Per Month. Year Lease Plus Deposit. (727)481-8891 145. Unfurnished Houses13202 Dorchester, Seminole Near Schools. 4BR/2BA/2CG, Family Room, Laminate Floors, Fenced Yard. $1,700/Month +Security. Pets OK. (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 FORVIEWINGCALLIMAPPREALTYGROUPJOHNDOLES, 727-510-3331 GLENWOOD ESTATES: 5 Star, 55+, Land Owned.$175/Mo. Maintenance No Flood Insurance Required!12501 Ulmerton Rd., Largo. Brochures Available At Clubhouse. #5 2/2/2, Lake View, Furn., $65,888. #127 2/2/2, Furn., Near Pool & Clubhouse, $74,888. #129 2/2/2, Corner Lot, $48,500. #192 2/2, 2 Sep. Driveways, New Kitchen, Flooring, A/C, Appliances, 1,465 SF, $73,888. #204 2/2/2, Furnished, $70,000. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 052914 SUNDAY 1:00-4:00PM 9479 TARA CAY SEMINOLE TOWNHOME 3BR/3BA/CG, 3 Master Suites, 2 Screened Balconies w/Winding Staircase to First Level Screened Patio. Laminate Flooring and Newer Appliances. Complex has low Maintenance Fee with Lovely Pool and Grounds. Close to Beach, Golf, Restaurants and Shopping. Lots of Square Footage and Privacy for your Family, Currently Zoned Seminole Schools. $198,000 Seller will consider Lease Purchase. Off Hamlin Blvd. South of 102nd Avenue. Call Jean Rowe (727)460-4970. Charles Rutenberg Realty All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. SEMINOLE, LONG BAYOU 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/2BA On Golf Course, Newly Renovated, Convenient Location Small Pet OK. W/D Hook Up. $1,150/Month. 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. LARGO, 1BR/1BA VILLA W/D, Cable, $750/Month. Annual Lease, NICE, (727)507-7772 170. Furnished Apts.CLEARWATER STUDIOStarting at $189/Week. No security. No Credit Check. Free WIFI access. Pets OK. MOVE IN TODAY!! (727)445-7134. CENTRAL LARGO, Furnished 1BR, Covered Parking, Pool, Pond View. 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X-Men: Days of Future Past manages to defy the odds, delivering a coherent and compelling fast-paced plot punctuated by expressive drama, explosive action and even a few well-placed scenes of comic relief. Its quite an achievement, considering the breadth of this films ambition. Director Bryan Singer bridges the two subdivisions of the franchise in a story that takes place in two different periods of time. Singer who directed the first two films of the franchise, X-Men (2000) and X2: X-Men United (2003); and who co-wrote and co-produced the most recent film, X-Men: First Class (2011) opens the tale in a bleak, dystopian future. Mutants have been hunted to the brink of extinction by an army of robots known as Sentinels. In fact, human society isnt faring particularly well, either, from the looks of things. The audience learns that at some point in this timeline, the war against the mutants expanded to include human targets, too. A handful of mutants, hiding in a bunker, survive a brutal Sentinel assault thanks to Kitty Prydes unique ability to project an individuals consciousness back in time. Professor X, leader of the X-Men, believes that Prydes power may hold the key to rewriting history. The professor has pinpointed an incident which provided the catalyst that triggered the crusade against mutants and which supplied those who built the Sentinels with a means to make the three-story tall robotic eradicators practically indomitable. Turns out that Logan aka Wolverine is the only guy in the room capable of having his consciousness catapulted several decades back in time so, off he goes to 1973, hoping to stir a young Charles Xavier to action and save the world. Logan quickly discovers that Xavier wasnt at the top of his game in 1973. In fact, Logan really has his work cut out for him. Not only does he have to convince Xavier to stop wallowing in self-pity, but he has to figure out how to get the X-Men maverick-turned-megalomaniac Magneto to play nice long enough to reshape events. Singer pulls no punches as he advances the narrative through the fastidiously furnished 1970s storyline, delivering a marvelous period piece at the heart of his audacious creation, complete with plenty of iconic prompts and contemporaneous cues. Aside from the historical incidents crucial to the plot namely, the Vietnam War and the Paris Peace Accords there is a delightful meticulousness with which the filmmaker re-creates the milieu, from the expressive fashion and music of the era to various witty pop-culture references, such as a Sanford and Son episode appearing on a security monitor and a Pong arcade cabinet turning up in a basement. Surprisingly, the path of the narrative is difficult to predict. The script introduces several unexpected twists that throw the outcome of Logans mission into jeopardy. There are unanticipated revelations and the depth of the main characters is such that duplicity comes into play at a pivotal moment. In this double ensemble cast, there are five key players that soak up most of the screen time. At the top of the heap is Hugh Jackman, starring as Logan/Wolverine. Since Jackman first played the role in XMen (2000), he has achieved tremendous success as an actor. Had he not been successful in other films, he could have made a comfortable living headlining in the X-Men franchise. X-Men: Days of Future Past marks his sixth film playing the part (and that doesnt include his cameo in X-Men: First Class). Jackmans performance is adeptly nuanced as Logan struggles to counsel his own former mentor. The young Charles Xavier/Professor X is portrayed by James McAvoy, while Patrick Stewart reprises the role he played in the first three franchise films. Stewart gives audiences a calmly assertive, albeit melancholy, Professor X. McAvoys Xavier is devastatingly vulnerable. His imperfections make the character more sympathetic. Ian McKellen appears as the near-future Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto while Michael Fassbender plays the role in 1973. McKellens Magneto is saturated with regret and shame. Fassbender delivers a young Reel TimeLee Clark Zumpe Lehnsherr who is cold and manipulative. Singer wisely showcases the talents of Jennifer Lawrence, who stars as Raven Darkhlme/Mystique, in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Lawrence effectively depicts the characters internal struggle: She has been driven to violence, but the hostility and cruelty she exhibits are not in her true nature. Peter Dinklage stars as Bolivar Trask, the scientist who created the Sentinels. Trask is a reprehensible figure, a smooth-talking arms dealer with an unspoken xenophobic agenda. Dinklages performance is powerful and frightening. The actor forges a character capable of persuading pacifists to sanction genocide. Aside from the pleasingly coherent storyline and the solid performances of key cast members, X-Men: Days of Future Past also features plenty of breathtaking action sequences, including a desperate showdown in the dystopian future pitting scores of Sentinels against surviving mutants including Storm, Iceman, Bishop, Blink, Colossus and Magneto. During another scene in which Erik Lehnsherr is sprung from a holding cell buried beneath the Pentagon, the Time in a Bottle sequence in which Quicksilver shows off his talents is absolutely mesmerizing. One single complaint: Singer crammed so much into this movie that some secondary characters end up short-changed. The script could actually have worked as a two-film cycle, with an existing midstory cliffhanger acting as the endpoint for the first installment. Thats right: X-Men: Days of Future Past is so well executed that audiences would have heartily embraced another helping. As it is, it appears that the next film in the franchise (and by the way, theres a brief teaser for it at the far end of the credits, so diehard fans should stick around), X-Men: Apocalypse, will once again feature cast members from both X-Men eras. X-Men: Days of Future Past excels as a powerhouse game-changer in the superhero subgenre as it tackles the topical and profound issue of intolerance with the perfect blend of spectacle, story and sentiment. Its examination of aggressive discrimination, fanaticism and bigotry has obvious real-world parallels. Singer offsets the films darker elements with even stronger themes of hope and redemption.Photos by ALAN MARKFIELD/MARVEL/ TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXAbove left, from left, Sun Spot (Adan Canto), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) prepare for an epic battle to save their kind in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Above, Beast (Nicholas Hoult) lashes out at Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). At left, Young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets his older self (Patrick Stewart) in the future.