Title: Venice gondolier sun
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Title: Venice gondolier sun
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Language: English
Creator: Venice Gondolier Sun
Publisher: Venice Gondolier Sun
Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: September 30, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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Airport: Scrub jay habitat?

The blue Florida scrub jay could find a new home in Venice.

Report: Venice's
airport could serve as
the cornerstone for
another "crown jewel"
like Oscar Scherer
State Park in the fight
to protect the
endangered scrub jay.


The author of a draft
habitat conservation plan
has an eye on Venice Mu-
nicipal Airport property as a
potential solution to the
decimation of Florida scrub
jays in Sarasota.County.
The idea is to restore jay
habitat for 14 additional
scrub jay families on airport
property, half of them in
between fairways on the
adjoining Lake Venice Golf
The plan, written by
Cornell University ornithol-
ogist John Fitzpatrick, cre-

ates a population simulation
model from surveys con-
ducted in 2000 and 2004 that
identified three major habi-
tat areas for long-term pro-
tection of the endangered
scrub jay
One of the primary "terri-
tories" identified is on air-
port property, including the
golf course.
It's one of three major
habitat areas that should be
protected to help grow the
scrub jay population, Fitz-
patrick said.
He called Oscar Scherer
State Park the "crown jewel"
of jay habitat, and identified
Deer Prairie Creek in North
County as another potential
restoration site.
Yet, it's the Venice airport
and surrounding area, he
said, that could be pivotal to
the. scrub jay's future sur-
vival in Sarasota County.
That's because it con-
nects a disparate patchwork
of scrub jay habitat from
Service Club Park south to
Shamrock and Caspersen
Park, and father south into
the Venice suburbs, expand-

Venice Municipal Airport is considered public land that could be used for scrub jay habitat restora-
tion, under the county's scrub jay habitat conservation plan. The green squares are theoretical terri-
tories that represent a potential home to a family of scrub jays. Green squares with a black square
inside them represent a documented scrub jay sighting.

ing core habitat areas.
S"Re-establishing habitat
aggressively could boost the
number of nearly contigu-
ous scrub jay territories into
a core population even larg-
er and more important than'
that of Oscar Scherer State

Park," Fitzpatrick said.
Elevating the issue
Matt Osterhoudt, manag-
er for resource protection in
Sarasota County, gave Ven-
ice City .Council and the
Board of County Conumis-

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tax reform

isn't over

An appraiser's


If you thought a circuit
judge's decision this week to
throw out the "super home-
stead exemption" ballot lan-
guage was the end of property
tax reform this year, think
"We're not even close to
'done' yet," said County Ap-
praiser Jim Todora.
He visited
the Venice Gar-
dens Civic Cen-
ter on Thurs-
day to give
area residents
an overview of
the super ex-
emption, just
in case this
week's court Todora
decision is
For now, he's taking his
one-man-show on the road to
help explain the property tax
law passed in 2007, and the
changes that could go intd
effect if the super exemption
'option makes it onto the bal-d
lot in 2008.
What most came away
with is this: it's a crap shoot
whether some kind of proper-
ty tax reform will make it on
the ballot.
BUtr nbst were there to get
an answer to a different ques-
tion: Is the super exemption a
good deal?
The answer was the same:
It's a crap shoot.
It's not clear if the sparse
Please see TAX, 5A

sioners an update on its
habitat conservation plan at
a joint meeting on Sept. 19.
Osterhoudt said the
county waited for nearly two
years for Fitzpatrick and his

Please see JAY, 5A

Substance abusers

could help users

SPARCC volunteer 'one in a million'


If Sarasota County Com-
missioner Shannon Staub has
her way, anyone convicted of
a drug- or alcohol-related
infraction may soon pay an
extra fine, which would go
into programs designed to
address those problems.
Staub said the fine man-
dated in a new ordinance -
would be very useful in this
time of countywide budget
'A large percentage of our
convictions come from alco-
hol- and drug-related infrac-
tions, such as DUI and so on,"
Staub said. "This fee would
come on top of what they
would have to pay, serving as
another source of income to
programs that would provide
treatment, such as First Step
of Sarasota."
First Step, a nonprofit pro-
gram, has provided substance
abuse treatment and recovery
programs on Florida's Gulf
Coast for many years.
Clifford Klaus, an in-house
attorney for First Step, started
the ball rolling on the ordi-
nance when he learned West
Palm Beach already had one

in place.
"I then did a random check
and found in every county
that I looked at Manatee,
Hillsborough and Pinellas, for
example such an, ordi-
nance had been passed,"
Klaus said. "It's
fitting that
some of the
burden of the
cost for treat-
ment of this
disease and
it is a disease
fall back on
those people
who have con-
Staub tribute to the
issue or are
suffering from it and have
committed crimes."
Klaus presented the idea to
Chief Judge Lee Haworth of
the 12th Judicial Circuit,
which serves Sarasota, Man-
atee and DeSoto counties.
Haworth is also head of the
Criminal Justice Commission.
Removing the burden
Staub said Haworth liked
the idea.
"There is a Florida state
statute that allows for addi-

Please see USERS, 4A


Mak 'A e
Make A,.iff r ai Ge

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can make
a difference in the life of some-
one or help an organization that
desperately needs, it.
If you have a special skill or
already know how you could be
of assistance, call a local volun-
teer organization like Meals On
Wheels, Big Brothers Big
Sisters, United Way or your-local
church to find out more about
how your actions can touch the
lives of others.
If you're unsure how you can
help, but want to get involved,
visit the Friendship Volunteer
Center-at friendshipvolunteer.
com or call (941) 953-5965.
The center will help connect
you with a needy organization or
put you in contact with another
agency to help you find your
Get involved ... and make a

. ShirleyWansaw's volunteer

service at Safe Place and Rape
Crisis Center is up there in the
superstar category, according
to Jessica Hays, director of
volunteers and community
awareness for SPARCC.
In addition to Wansaw's
Crisis Team hours, where she
meets and counsels victims of
domestic and sexual violence
at the hospital emergency
room in Venice, she handles a
myriad of duties at the SPAR-
CC office.
"Without Shirley," Hays
said, "the staff would not be
able to keep up with the client
load. She is one in a million."
A domestic violence victim
herself, Wansaw is painfully
aware of what women go
through when they show up
at the emergency room at
Venice Regional Medical
Center and the ER nurses
suggest calling the SPARCC
"Some call, some don't,"
Wansaw said.
Wansaw said she stuck it

Volunteerism runs in Shirley Wansaw's family. She's shown here,
right, with daughter Penny Mcllwain, left, and granddaughter Emma,
all of whom volunteered at the SPARCCLE in the City fundraising
event at the Ritz-Carlton.

out for 18 years in her own.
abusive marriage until her 14-
year-old son helped her make
the decision to leave.
"So many women go back
to the abusers. They'll do that
several times until they real-
ize they have to do something
about it," she said. "I did that
If the call to the hotline is
made, Wansaw is alerted and
heads for the hospital. Her
main role there, she said, is to
listen and determine if the
woman needs immediate

protection and shelter, to
encourage her to accept the
free counseling and advocacy
services offered by SPARCC
and to let her know she's not
"When I was in NewYork,JI
had aunts and uncles I could
flee to," Wansaw said, "but
some of these women have
nobody around. That's what
we offer with our shelter."
Being on the Crisis Team
involves being "on-call" from

Please see SPARCC, 4A


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HARRY LEE HIGEL came to Sarasota in the 1890s and bought
the dock at the end of Main Street. He installed gasoline tanks
on the pier and assumed the position as the local agent for
Gulf Oil. When Sarasota was incorporated in 1902, Higel was on
the first town, council and later served as mayor for three terms.
Harry Higel was bludgeoned to death in 1921. No one was ever
prosecuted for his murder.

Venice Boys & Girls Club opens Monday

It's finally here.
The opening of Venice's
Robert & Joan Lee Boys & Girls
Club, 920 Gulf Coast Blvd., is a
day away.
Eight years in the making,
it's expected to have about
1,000 members, according to
MackReid, president and CEO,
and serve another 500 youths
who will attend special events.
Youths 6 to 18 are eligible for
membership, which is $50 for

the school year. There's also a
monthly $35 transportation
and program service fee, with
transportation from Taylor
Ranch Elementary, Garden
Elementary, Laurel Nokomis,
Venice Elementary and Venice.
Middle schools.
During the school year the
facility will be open from the
end of school the school day
until 7 p.m. Summer hours, as
well as hours on holidays and
in-service days, will be 7:30
a.m.-6 p.m.

The 32,000-square-foot fac-
ility and its programs have
been designed to keep kids
safe and busy.
A full-time staff of three will
be supplemented by a part-
time staff of 15-25 college in-
terns and dozens of volunteers.
Staff and volunteers will
undergo background screen-
ing before being put to work.
Tutoring will be available,
and the club will offer its own
classes on substance abuse
and teen sexuality. Other

learning opportunities will
include two computer labs
(one for preteens, one for
teens); a culinary arts program
in a commercial kitchen; arts
and crafts; a judo dojo; and
The facility's proximity to
the Gene Whipp Center for
Special Athletes will allow club
members to participate in
track and field activities and
help the Special Olympics at
track meets.
For details, call 366-7940.

A cool time down South
Some folks will consider
this good news.
The National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
released a report last week
that projects temperatures
coming this winter. Traders in
oil futures went nuts. Every-
one else seems to have ig- k
nored the report.
What NOAA said is that the "L.,
Northeast, where most of our
home heating oil is burned,
will be warmer than normal
this winter. That was bad news
for crude oil futures. Demand
will fall. Prices will follow.
But hidden in the report TROPICAL BOB
was this: The Southeast (that's WEATHER Cm NT
us) will see below-average WATKR COMMES
temperatures this winter.
Cheer if you must.

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26 .....675
25 .....935
24 .....162

Sept. 28.......2-13-20-28-29
Sept. 27.........3-7-13-22-34
Sept. 26.......5-12-16-30-36
Sept. 25.........2-4-11-12-28
Sept. 24.......9-22-29-35-36
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1 5-digit winners:...$262,376.56
179 4-digit winners:.....$151.50
9,996 3-digit winners: ....$11.50
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Sept. 25..............6-20-21-36
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Payoff for Sept. 28
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4 4 of 4.........................$2,426
88 3 of 4 + MB...........$241.50
1,769 3 of 4..... .......... $35.50
2,044 2 of 4 + MB........$21.50


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Sept. 22.......1-5-10-21-27-38
Sept. 19...19-23-28-34-35-46
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Sept. 12..10-21-22-37-42-49
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0 6-digit winners: ..............$-
64 5-digit winners: ........$4,390
4,194 4-digit winners: .......$54
79,967 3-digit winners:.......$4
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Used voting machines

will stay through '08

New optical scanners and voter-assisted termi-
nals have been ordered for $3.6 million. But the
new optical scanners still have not been certified
by state elections authorities.


A new wrinkle has surfaced
in the Sarasota County voting
machine saga that will force
elections officials to use more
than 250 used optical scan-
ners through the Nov. 4, 2008,
presidential election because
Florida authorities have not
certified new models.
On Tuesday, the county
commission listened to an
explanation for the delay and
plans to renegotiate the deliv-
ery date for new machines
produced by Premier Elec-
tions Systems formerly
Diebold Elections Systems -
until the state has approved
The 251 used machines are
AccuVote OS models current-
ly locked away in a county
warehouse. They are on loan
to the county until state elec-
tions officials complete tests
on a new line of OSX models
on order with Premier.
For $3.6 million, the coun-
ty will acquire: 199 AccuVote
OSX Digital Precinct Scan-
ners; 215 AutoMARK Voter
Assist Terminals; hardware
licenses; software licenses;
warranties; new voting booths;
and all the equipment neces-
sary to conduct elections.
"The county has an agree-
ment with Premier to return
the OS machines after deliv-
ery of the OSX machines in
February or March of 2008,"
said Dale Roberts, the county
procurement manager. "We
want to hang onto those OS
machines through the No-
vember 2008 election."
Risk averse
Elections Supervisor Kathy
Dent agrees. She doesn't want
to conduct a high voter
turnout general election with
brand-new machines and
risk a repeat of the Nov. 7,
2006, controversy that erupt-
ed after 18,000 votes were not
recorded in the Florida Con-
gressional District 13 race.
The jury is still out on that
mess. A congressional com-
mittee hasn't issued a final
ruling on the dispute that saw
Republican Vern Buchanan
declared the winner by 369
votes over Democrat Chris-
tine Jennings. An ongoing
investigation may continue

into next year's election cycle.
Dent isn't the only one who
wants to proceed with cau-
tion. A citizens advisory com-
mittee on new election
equipment has also recom-
mended against the use of
brand-new equipment before
it has been proven to work in
other jurisdictions.
Not in dispute on Nov. 7,
2006, was the decision by
county voters to throw out the
county's ES&S touch-screen
voting machine system be-
cause it could not produce a
verifiable paper trail of ballot
receipts for recounts in con-
tested elections.
By a margin of 55.4 to 44.6
percent, voters approved a
county charter referendum
that mandates all future elec-
tions will be conducted with
equipment that produces a
paper trail, including ma-
chines that can accommodate
blind and disabled voters.
Dent has already taken de-
livery on 215 AutoMark ma-
chines for disabled voters.
They are locked in the same
warehouse with 251 used
AutoMark OS machines, plus
1,615 ES&S touch-screen
machines that won't be going
anywhere until the federal
investigation is over.
Congress and the Govern-
ment Accountability Office
reluctantly waded into the
dispute about an 18,000-vote
discrepancy between the
number of county residents
who cast votes in the Florida
Congressional District 13 race
last November, and the num-
ber actually recorded.
While Buchanan was de-
clared the winner and is serv-
ing in Congress, some experts
who analyzed the results
determined Jennings would
have won if the Sarasota
County under-vote percent-
age had been comparable to
those recorded in four other
District 13 counties.
Congress rarely overturns
elections without conclusive
evidence of wrongdoing. The
investigation has so far
focused on how the disputed
election was conducted. It
has yet to take apart the
touch-screen machines and
examine them, which is why
they are still locked up.

Making progress


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Construction on Venice Fire Station No. 3 continues.The 16,000-square-foot station, built in Northern Italian Renaissance style, has
four vehicle bays and living quarters for emergency personnel.Total cost is $4 million, with almost $2 million already paid for through
the 1-cent sales surtax, and another $1 million from WCI Developers. It's built on 4 acres on East Laurel Road donated by J&J Homes.
It's expected to be online in the fall.

Selection of schools finance chief questioned


The Sarasota County
School district has been with-
out a chief financial officer for
much of the year. Just when a
potential candidate was on
the horizon, school board
members are questioning the
method in which the district
found her.
The district has advertised
for the CFO position with the
requirement of a master's
degree. The candidate does
not have a master's degree,
but she is a certified public
accountant. District adminis-
tration proposed the board
consider her CPA status the
equivalent of a master's
Board member Caroline
Zucker didn't think advertis-

ing the position with a mas-
ter's degree requirement,
then accepting a CPA instead
without advertising the
change, was fair.

Zucker Kovach

In an e-mail to Superin-
tendent Gary Norris, Zucker
wrote: "We advertised for the
CFO with the understanding
that it be someone with a
master's degree. How are we
to know if there were interest-

ed candidates who were CPAs
without a master's degree?
"I believe the change in
this job description should
have come before the board
prior to the
actual hiring
of a CFO with-
Pout the quali-
a w fications list-
ed on the job
Board Chair
Frank Kovach
and Board
Todd o member Car-
Todd ol Todd wrote
in e-mails
that they agreed with Zucker.
"Perhaps the pool of appli-
cants would have been larger
had we advertised different-
ly," Kovach wrote.
School board members
have to vote on the job

description for each employ-
ee in the district. Board menim-
bers also vote on every new)
hire, usually under their con-'
sent agenda, which typically
contains a variety of items.
The CFO new hire was alsd,
placed on the consent agendas
with a footnote indicating the'
substitution for the master's
The board members were-
to vote on the CFO candidate
Oct. 2; however, the item has
been pulled for discussion
and placed on the new busi-
ness agenda for a separate
vote. -
The school board meeting
will be at 6:30 p.m. in North
Port City Hall Chambers, 4970
City Hall Blvd.




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Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
John L. Radice, 45, 5100
block Englewood Road, Ven-
ice. Charges: burglary, posses-
sion of a drug without a valid
prescription, driving while
license suspended or re-
voked. Bond: $10,370.
Rhonda L. Williams, 44,
1500 Barbara Place, Eng-
lewood. Charge: driving while
license suspended or re-
voked. Bond: $250.
Nicholas Roggia, 25, 1000
block Pineforest Court, Ven-

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR sion, the address of which is 2000 must file their claims with this court decedent's estate, including ER BARRED. YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will PROBATE DIVISION Sarasota, Florida 34230-3079. (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME uidated claims, must file their NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME IS BARRED. Attorney for Janis D. Williams PROCEEDINGS
be auctioned for unpaid towing & The names and addresses of the OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF claims with this court WITHIN 3 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, Florida Bar No. 019646
storage charges only, per FS IN RE: ESTATE OF Personal Representative and the THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF ANY CLAIM FILED TWO '(2) THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- Diez & Floyd, P.A. TO: All persons or entities having or
713.78 Vehicle @ North Collier EUGENE F. DeCLARK, Personal Representative's attorney DATE AFTER THE DATE OF SER- THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS 737 South Indiana Avenue claiming to have any right, title or
Collision, Inc. 16210 Old 41 S. Deceased, are set forth below. VICE OF A COPY OF THIS THIS NOTICE. -DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH SEPTEMBER 30, 2007. Englewood, Florida 34223 interest in the following property:
Naples. 1. 1995 Dodg, Neon, All creditors of the decedent and NOTICE ON THEM. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED IS BARRED. Telephone: (941)-474-5506
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1G1AL69H6DX139644. On on whom a copy of this notice is demands against the decedent's TION OF THIS NOTICE IS SEP- Notice is September 30, 2007 200 Nokomis Ave. S. ber 7, 2007 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
10/17/2007 at 9:00 a.m., 171 NOTICE TO CREDITORS required to be served must file their estate must file their claims with TEMBER 30, 2007. Venice, FL 34285 the Sarasota County Sheriffs
S. Jackson Rd, Venice, FL The Administration of the estate of claims with this court WITHIN THE this court WITHIN THREE (3) Person Giving Notice: Office seized the described proper-
34292. EUGENE F. DeCLARK, deceased, LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Co-Personal Representatives: MICHAEL D. CUTLER Attorneys For Person Giving N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ty on JULY 19, 2007 in Sarasota
PUBLISH: September 30, 2007 whose date of death was July 30, THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI- THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF KELLY FARLER 46 Kenwood St. Notice: SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA County, Florida. A forfeiture com-
2007, and whose Social Security CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 THIS NOTICE. 311 Hillcrest Dr. Brooklin, MA 02446 Kanetsky, Moore & PROBATE DIVISION plaint has been filed in the Circuit
Number is 361-16-9566 is pend- DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED Tulahoma, TN 37388 DeBoer, P.A. Court Twelfth Judicial Circuit, in and
ing in theCircuit Cut court for Saraso- VICE OF A COPY OF THIS WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET MTHWMACLEAN Attorney for Person Giving Attorneys at Law IN RE: ESTATE OF, for Sarasota County, Florida, being
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ta County, Florida, Probate Divi- NOTICE ON THEM. FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF MATTHEWMACLEAN Notice: 227 S. Nokomis Ave. CHESTER E. WILLIAMS, Case No.2007-CA-10354-NC,
sion, the address of which is 4000 All other creditors of the decedent THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE St. Augustine, FL 32080 o Paul A. Moran, P.A. P.O. Box 1767 Deceased. for the purpose of obtaining a final
S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL and persons having claims or WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. St. Florida Bar No. 320137 Venice, FL 34284-1767 order of forfeiture as to the above
34293. The names and address- demands against the decedents NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME Attorney foe Personal 46 N. Washington Blvd Telephone: (941) 485-1571 File No. 2007-CP-10033-SC described property upon producing
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR es of the personal representative estate must file their claims with PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE AttorneyfieSuite 25A By: ERIK R. LIEBERMAN, ESQ. due proof that same was used in
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA and the personal representative's this court WITHIN THREE P RO E O TH A O E e r senaiv s
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA and the personal representative's this court WITHIN THREE ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) JERREL E. TOveRY Sarasota, FL 34236 Florida Bar No. 393053 NOTICE TO CREDITORS violation of Florida laws dealing with
PROBATE DIVISION attorney are set forth below. MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE JERREL E. TOWERY, P. A. Telephone: (941)-955-1717 PUBLISH: September 30, Octo- The administration of the estate of contraband, pursuant to the Florida
All creditors of the decedent and THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH Fa Bar#2675 PUBLISH: September 30, ber 7, 2007 CHESTER E. WILLIAMS, Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sec-
IN RE: ESTATE OF other persons having claims or THIS NOTICE. BARRED .October 7 2007 deceased, whose date of death tions 932.701-707, Florida
ETHEL K. BROWN, demands against the decedents ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN IS BARRED. 304 W. Venice Ave #220 October7, U2007C was July 13, 2007, File Number Statutes.
Deceased. estate on whom a copy of this THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH Venice, FL 34285 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR was July 13, 2007, File Number Statutes.
notice is required to be served IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- Phone: (941) 485-3391 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA 2007-CP-10033-SC, is pending
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 BE FOREVER BARRED. TEMBER 28,2007. OCTOBER 7,2007 PROBATE DIVISION, County, Florida, Probate Divch ision, 4000 SaGenerasota Counsety
The administration of the estate of THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, Personal Representative: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FORI DOLORES JEAN PERRIELLO OFDAVID J. WILLIAMS,' 34293. The names and address- Post Office Box 4115
ETHEL K. BROWN, deceased, THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) EUGENE D. RYAN PROBATE DIVISION Dec EAed Deceased, es of the personal representative Sarasota Florida 34230
File Number 2007-CP-11217- AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE 20534 ArdoreLane PROBATE DIVISION Deceased. es andof the personal representative Sarasota, Florida 3423059
SC, is pending in the Circuit Court OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON DECENDENTS DATE OF DEATH Estero, FL 33928IN RE: ESTATE OF File No. 07-CP-10671-SC File No. 2007-CP-010665-NC and the personal representative's Telephone (941) 861-580059
for SARASOTA County, Florida, THEM. IS BARRED. BARBARA L CUTLER FileNo.07-CP-10671SC Division: Probate attorney are set forth below. 1
Probate Division; the address of All other creditors of the decedent The date of the first publication of Mary Lynn Desjarlals BARBARA L. CUTLEROTIF R ITOR All creditors of the decedent and PUBLISH: Septerbe 30 Octber
which is Sarasota County Court- and other persons having claims or this Notice is September 30, Attorney for Personal Deceased NOTIC TO CREDITORS NOTICIE TO CREDITORS other persons having claims or 7,2007
house, Probate Division, P.O. Box demands against decedent's estate 2007. Representative: FileNo 2007-CP010624NC (Summary Administration) The administration of the estate of demands against decedent's estate
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230- must file their claims with this court Florida Bar No. 347469 File No. 2007-CP-010624-NC DAVID J. WILLIAMS, deceased, on whom a copy of this notice is
3079. The names and addresses WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE Personal Representative: Mary Lynn Desjarlais, P.A. NOTICE TO ALL PECREDITORS RSONS HAV ING CLAIMS whose date of death was April 9, required to be served must file their
of the Personal Representatives DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- SHERRY A. HOFFMAN 2750 Stickney Point Road NOTICE TO CREDITORS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THET 2007, is pending in the Circuit claims with this court WITHIN THE
and the Personal Representatives' TION OF THIS NOTICE. c/o Murray Kanetsky, Esq. Suite 201 (Summary Administration) ABOVE ESTATE: Court for SARASOTA County, Flori- LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
attorney are set forth below. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED P. 0. Box 1767 Sarasota, FL 34231 da, Probate Division; the address of THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI- TO PLACE YOUR LEGAL
All creditors of the decedent and WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Venice, FL 34284-1767 Telephone: (941) 923-3388 TO ALL PERSONS HAVING You are hereby notified that an which is P.O. Box 3079, Saraso- CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 NOTICE, CALL CAROL
other persons having claims or NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PUBLISH: September 30, Octo- CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST Order of Summary Administration ta, FL 34230-3079. DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- (941)-207-1206
demands against decedent's PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, KANETSKY, MOORE & DeBOER, ber 7, 2007 THE ABOVE ESTATE: has been entered in the estate of The names and addresses of the VICE OF A COPY OF THIS cmrozitrenicegondo-
estate, including unmatured, con- ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) P.A., Attorneys at Law DOLORES JEAN PERRIELLO, personal representative and the NOTICE ON THEM. lier.com
tingent or unliquidated claims, on YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE Attorneys for Personal IN THE You RCare h erebyno t r Admiist at an deceased,6File tNumberi07tCPOr e orthrepresentative's attorney
whom a copy of this notice is DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH Representative S HRASOTACOURTFOR O eer oSteredmnistation 1 7 r y th Cc Cu for are set forth below. All other creditors of the decedent
served must file their claims with IS BARRED. 227 S. Nokomis Ave. SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA has been entered in the estate of Sarasota County, Florida, Probate All creditors of the decedent and and other persons having claims or
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF The date of first publication of this P. O. Box 1767 PROBATE DIVISION BARBARAL. CUTLER, deceased, Division; the address of which is other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate
thi courNWTHSIATERTHE DATER OF Tnodtie o irstepulctooftember30,.207 Bxce L 4241767 File Number 2007-CP-010624- P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota FIL
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DLIATE OF notice is September302007 Venice, Fl 34284-1767 IN RE:ESTATE OF NC, bytheCircuit Court for SARA- 3423 0-3079, that the decedents demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF Telephone: (941) 485-1571 BARBARA PERKEY, SOTA County, Florida, Probate Dii- date of death was JUNE 7 2007; on whom a copy of this notice is WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
THI RNTO DTICE ORF30RVAY Personal Representative: MURRAY KANETSKY, ESQ. BRAAPREST on lrd, e a e required to be served must file their DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
ATRTEDTOFSRIEDeceased. sion, the address of which is P.O. that the total value of the estate is clamsuired thisecoere utfWITHINTHE rDTIO OF THE IRSN T BICE.
OFTER THE COPY OF TISEICE ONPaul W. DeClark Florida Bar No. 041192 Box 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230- $0.00 and that the names and cLaims wth tER s court WiTHIN THE TION OF THIS NOTICE.
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON 3023 Silk Rd. PUBUSH: September 30, Octo- File No. 2007-CP-11424-SC 3079; that the decedent's date of addresses to whom it has been TR 3MO HSS A
THEM. Sarasota, FL 34232 ber 7, 2007 death was JUNE 23, 2007; that assigned by such order are: CETIOM OF THEIS RSTICE OR 3A THE LCIMS PERF SET FDO TH
All other creditors of the dece- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR NOTICE TO CREDITORS the total value of the estate is are: CA TIOMNOFTHISNOTICEBO-30 THECAIME S P ODSFILEDFRTHI
dent and other persons having Attorney for Personal SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA The administration of the estate of $10,000.00 and that the names Name DA YcA FT OF S R NECONE 2T H E
dcadents estate, ns u ing Reprentae PROBATE DIVISION BARBARA PERKEY, deceased, and addresses of thbse to whom it SunTrust Bank, Trustee U/A C YOFTHS F VEPRBAE DE WILL
unmatured contingent or unliq- DAVID R. CORNISH, ESQ. File Number 2007-CP-11424- has been assigned by such order dated 5/30/90 NOTICE ON THEM. BE FOREVER BARRED.
uidated claims, must fileItheir Florida Bar No. 0225924 IN RE: ESTATE OF SC, is pending in the Circuit Court are: All other creditors of the decedent
claims with this court WITHIN 3355 W Venice Ave FRANK P. KELLER for SARASOTA County, Florida, Addres and other persons having claims or NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
MONTHS AFTERTHE DATEOF Venice, FL 34285 Deceased Probate Division; the address of Name: Michael D. Cutler & 200Nokomis demands against decedent's estate PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF Telephone: (941)-483-4246 which is Sarasota County Court- Thomas R. Cutler, Successor co- Venice, FL 34285 must file their claims with this court ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
THIS NOTICE. PUBLISH: September 30, Octo- File No. 2007-CP-011243-NC house, Probate Division, P.O. Box Trustees of the Barbara L. Cutler WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED ber 7, 2007 Division: Probate 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230- Living Trust, u/a/d 5/1/89 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR NOTICE TO CREDITORS of the Co-Personal Representatives Address: 46 Kenwood St. tors of the estate of the decedent ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN p ts
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS SEP- SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA The administration of the estate of and the Co-PersonalRepresentat Brooklne, MA 02446 and persons having clams or THE CTIM EO DS S7 OF RTH TE date of first publication of this
TEMBER 30, 2007. PROBATE DIVISION FRANK P. KELLER, deceased, attorney are set forth below.a oTHE
POAEDVSO FRN P.KLEdcaeAll creditors of the decedent and demands against the estate of the IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE Notice is September 23, 2007
whose date of death was July 16, other persons having claims or ALL INTERESTED PERSONS decedent other than those for FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL Pp
Personal Representative: File No. 07-CP-11130-SC 2007; File Number 2007-CP- oe ns aving c s ARE NOTIFIED THAT; whom provision for full payment BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative
RICHARD E. BROWN Division: Probate 011243-NC, is pending in the Cir- emsta including matured, cn All creditors of the estate of the was made in the Order of Summary NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME 17DENNIS C. WILLIAMS
estate, includingaraota unmtued -S PEIO w ~ ^372 TE| SETHa FORT ABV, 15SuhOfr rv
BEMTY J. HOFFMAN, address of which is P.O. Box wedmus c file the is with estate of the decedent other than PERIOD SET FORTH IN SEC- YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
Attorney for Personal Deceased. 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230- this court WITHIN THE LATER OF those for whom provision for pay- TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH Attorneyfor Personal
JERREL E. TOWERY 3079. The names and addresses 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF ment was made in the Order of PROBATE CODE. IS BARRED. Mark W. Mazzeo
LQ111C Su maryrAdmiistration mustfil
JERREL E. TOWERY PDA a .TQlC j]BTEPlITORS of the personal representatives and THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF Summary Administration must file Florida Bar No 119350
JERREL E. TOWERY, P. A The administration of the estate of the personal representatives' attor THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS their claims with this court WITHIN ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS Personal Representative: FloridaB ar No. 119350
304 W. Venice Ave #220 BETTY J. HOFFMAN, deceasedney are set forth below AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV- Janis D. Williams 4t 4P
Venice, FL 34285 whose date of death was August All creditors of the decedent and OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- ER BARRED. c/o William Byers, Jr. Suite 4 3429
Vence, F941853 4, 2007, and whose social suciru- other persons having claims or THEM. TION OF THIS NOTICE. Byer & Byer Venice, Florida 34293
Phone: (941) 485-3391 ty numrnber is xxx-xx-xxxx, is peond- demands against decedent's All other creditors of the dece- NOTWITHSTANDING ANY Six West Eighth Street, Suite A Telephone: (941) 408-8555
PUBLISH: SEPTEMBER 30, ing in the Circuit Court for SARA- estate, on whom a copy of this dent and other persons having ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI- Anderson, Indiana 46016-1406 Setemer 23 30 2007
OCTOBER 7, 2007 SOTA County, Florida, Probate Divi notice is required to be served, claims or demands against NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV- OD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) PUBLISH: September 23,30,2007

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2007


controlled substance, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia
(two counts), possession of a
drug without a valid prescrip-
tion. Bond: $1,360.
Frank Powell, 51, 100
block Inlets Blvd., Nokomis.
Charge: DUI with property
damage or personal injury.
Bond: $2,000.

Criminal registration
Richard A. Brown, 50, 100
block North Windward Drive,
Joseph R. Crowell, 38,
1100 block Linden Road,

ice. Charges: robbery with a
firearm or deadly weapon,
uttering a forged instrument,
petit theft. Bond: $1,120.
Michael D. Lewis, 56, 100
block North River Road,
Nokomis. Charges: false
imprisonment, tampering
with a witness. Bond: $4,500.
Evette Roberts, 19, 50
block Bowdoin Road, Venice.
Charge: contempt (larceny).
Bond: no listing.
Robert Robinson Jr., 100
block Happy Haven Drive,
Osprey. Charge: contempt
(child support). Bond: $1,070.
Christopher T. Kenter, 32,
100 block Siprone Way,

Venice. Charge: battery
(Charlotte County warrant),
Bond: $10,000.
Florida Department of
Corrections arrest
Jeffrey E Wulfing, 30, 200
block E. Dearborn St., Eng-
lewood. Charge: probation
violation (robbery, false im-
prisonment) (Charlotte Coun-
ty warrants).

Florida Highway
Patrol arrests
Kadthryn Drost, 18, 700
block Poinciana Road, Noko-
mis. Charges: possession of a

by all who knew her.
Services: A private service
will be held for family and
close friends. For the date
and location, please contact
the family.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
Tidewell Hospice and
Palliative Care, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Mary Louise Gombos
Mary Louise (Hood) Gom-
bos, 72, of Venice, formerly of
Munhall, Pa., died Friday,
Sept.28, 2007.
Mary Lou was born Jan. 20,
1935, in Homestead, Pa., to
the late H. Edward Hood and
Sarah B. (Pigott) Hood. Mary
was a loving wife of 49 years to
Thomas Gombos of Venice;
mother of Thomas ,M.
(Melanie) Gombos; grand-
mother of Thomas M. and
Bradley R. Gombos; sister of
H. Edward (Kay) Hood; aunt
of Mary Frances and H.
Edward Hood.
Mary Lou was employed as
a long-distance Bell Tele-
phone operator; worked in
the Career Placement Office
of Carnegie Institute of Tech-
nology; and managed the
Bishop Boyle High School
cafeteria for many years.
She will be sadly missed by
Services: Visitation will be
Monday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to
9:45 a.m. at Ewing Funeral
Home. A Mass will follow at
Epiphany Cathedral at 10
a.m. Ewing Funeral Home
Venice, is in charge of

Traci Joy Paine Bartram of
Venice died Sunday, Sept. 23,
2007. She was 40.
Traci worked for .many
years at the Venice Gondolier
Sun, where she will be dearly
missed by many close friends.
Survivors include one son,
J. R. (Dana) McKinley, one
daughter, Sydni Bartram, and
two stepchildren, Casey Bar-
tram and Jamie Bartram, all of
Venice; four sisters, Terri
Duffey, Cindi Anderson,
Christi Bennett and Kerri
Floyd, all of Venice; two
brothers, Ric Paine of Lake-
land and Chuck Paine of
Venice; 18 nephews and
nieces; three great-nieces,
both of Venice; and a cousin,'
Lloyd Paine of Sarasota. She
was preceded in death by her
loving parents, Charles and
Joy Paine.
Traci was loved by all her
family and close friends.
Traci's contagious laughter
and huge heart will be missed

and every volunteer task
with grace, compassion and
dignity," Hays said. "We can
all learn from her willing-
ness to support and aid her
fellow man."
Wansaw admits her past
never leaves her alone. After
watching a TV program on
domestic violence, she's still
unable to get to sleep. When
she does get to sleep, she
dreams her ex-husband is
sitting on the front porch,
even though he has been
dead for a number of years.

"So many women today
are being killed by their hus-
bands because of these situ-
ations," she said. "They
hang on and think it's better
for their children to have
their father there. When the
woman is killed, it's heart-
All I can say is, but for the
grace of God go I." '
For more information
about volunteering at Safe
Place and Rape Crisis Cen-
ter, call Jessica Hays at 365-
0208, ext. 106.

5 p.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays
and all day on weekends
and attending the mandated
60-hour core competency
training in preparation for
her role assisting rape and
domestic abuse victims.
In addition to Crisis Team
work, Hays said Wansaw
volunteers at the SPARCC
office by answering hotline
calls; helping clients fill out
paperwork, including in-
junctions for protection;
and sometimes accompany-
ing victims to court if the

advocate is unable to at-
She's also an active mem-
ber of the Auxiliary Board,
on which she enjoys partici-
pating in a wide, variety of
fundraisers for the organiza-
tion. A pet project, by the
way, is the Treasure Chest
sale she's currently chairing
to take place from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. on Nov. 2 at Woodmere
Park in Venice. She urges
other volunteers to come
aboard for this event.
"Shirley performs each

for example the court
could order a higher, discre-
tionary fine which would go
into the trust fund."
Once money is placed into
the trust fund, the county
would then disperse it to
nongovernmental organiza-
tions providing drug and
alcohol treatment or educa-
tion. Klaus added.
"This would take some of

the burden off the general
public, who has to support
these things," Klaus said,
adding that Haworth has
already sent a recommenda-
tion to County Attorney
Stephen DeMarsh to fashion a
draft ordinance for the county.
commissioners to consider.
"I will bring it utp at the next
board meeting." Staub said.

tional fees to be placed on the
regular fee that somebody
has to pay for alcohol and
drug abuse," Staub said. "And
there is a specific law that
says you can do a $15 fine and
$14 goes into a county drug
and alcohol abuse trust fund.
That money then can be used
for rehabilitation. The other
dollar goes to the clerk of dithe
court for processing."

Klaus said the ordinance
could allow for the collection,
of much more than $15 per
case depending upon the
severity of the crime and the
ability of the convicted party
to pay.
"The $15 would be a
mandatory court cost associ-
ated with misdemeanors,"
Klaus said. "In more severe
cases such as drug dealing,

Traci Joy Paine Bartram

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JAY from Page 1A
scientific team of researchers
to draft the modeling report.
Now it's time to analyze
Fitzpatrick's findings, Oster-
houdt said, and begin to con-
sider policy questions such as
where to revitalize or restore
jay habitat.
The HCP report helped
estimate how many scrub jays
there are, where they nest and
how to an connect a complex
of preserves and urban nest-
ing sites.
The report was released in
Since then, a stormy de-
bate was taking place over
developing airport property.
Proposals to build a four-
star hotel, marina and PGA-
style golf course were consid-
ered, then put on hold while
the city queried' the Federal
Aviation Administration over
unrelated issues.
The county's resource pro-
tection department plans on
raising the issue again after
the elections in November.
It's been following the air-
port development discussions.
"As land use priorities for
the Venice airport are being
debated ... it is vital that the
importance of this spot as a
linch-pin for Florida scrub jay
restoration be one of the
'seats at the table,' Fitzpat-

The Florida scrub jay
was federally listed as
threatened in 1987 primari-
ly because of habitat frag-
mentation, degradation and
loss due mainly to urban
development and fire sup-
pression efforts.
It's a relict species of
fire-dominated oak scrub
habitat that occurs on well-
drained sandy soils in
peninsular Florida.
Scrub jays are habitat-
specific, sedentary, perma-
nently territorial and perma-
nently monogamous, coop-
eratively breeding birds that
can live up to 15 years.
Group sizes range from
simple pairs to extended
families of up to eight indi-
Each group typically
contains a single mated
pair plus offspring from one
or more preceding breeding
Reproductively mature
"helpers" may remain on
their natal territories for up
to several. years and assist
their parents in defending
the territory, surveying for
predators via "sentinel"
behavior and feeding
nestlings and fledglings.
Nesting takes place from
late February through early
June, with a peak in April
and. May. Nests are placed
in dense shrubs (most
often in scrub oaks), usual-
ly about 3 feet above
ground, and typically locat-
ed at the edge of an oak
thicket near an open area.
Source: Draft modeling
report for the Sarasota
County Habitat
Conservation Plan, 2007

rick wrote in the HCP report.
"Elevating the priority of
habitat protection and res-
toration for jays on this site
would be one of the most sig-
nificant steps the county
could take in promoting the
long-term viability of the
species in Sarasota County,"
Fitzpatrick wrote.

"This region consti-
tutes one of the most
important spots in
the entire county for
ensuring long-term
persistence of Florida
scrub jays"
Ornithologist John
Fitzpatrick, lead
author of the coun-
ty's draft HCP model-
ing report

Jays in peril
There were 466 individual
jays in Sarasota County in
2000. In 2002 there were an
estimated 175 groups (a
group consists of a breeding
pair and up to eight off-
spring). That went down to
132 groups in a 2004 survey.
At that rate, Fitzpatrick es-
timates, the jay population will
dwindle by 78 percent in 2025.
Only about 57 family
groups live on "protected"
lands, defined as public prop-
erty owned by the city, county,
state or U.S. government.
Ultimately, the plan is to
support a minimum of 20 to
30 active scrub jay territories

Standard procedures for
prescribed burning in scrub
habitat are well established,
and are currently being
practiced by numerous
public agencies and private
conservation groups.
Fire lanes surround indi-
vidual '"burn units" of 50 to
200 acres. Large vegetation
growth such as tall pines
and oaks may be mechani-
cally cleared prior to burn-
ing, and fire lanes may be
functionally widened by
"bush-hogging" some days
before a bum.
Habitat currently occu-
pied by jays should not be
burned in its entirety during
any one year. In general, no
more than 25 percent of
any occupied tract should
be burned at any ore time,
so that each tract exhibits a
"mosaic" of habitat patches
that differ in the time since
they were last burned. This
patchiness is intended to
leave denser, older patches
of scrub that provide
acorns, nest sites and roost
sites while also maintaining
large areas of open habitat
that jays use for foraging.
and caching.
Source: Draft modeling
report for the Sarasota
County Habitat
Conservation Plan, 2007

in the Venice area.
The extent of potential
restorations has yet to be
determined. At this point, the
locations targeted for restora-
tion are "theoretical."
It does call for restoring
areas between fairways at the
Lake Venice Golf Club by
removing certain trees.
The scientific recommen-
dations have yet to be exam-
ined for compatibility with
future land use plans and
potential impacts on property
A time to act
Whether it's practical to
restore all 14 potential territo-
ries identified on airport
property or just some on the
western side of the airport is
just one of the many policy
questions facing county and
city officials.
"The airport property
could support four to six terri-
tories on its eastern half,"
Fitzpatrick wrote. "The golf
course could support as many
as eight territories. The
WCIND property (south of
the airport) is occupied by
two jay families. All three
properties require significant
restoration efforts."
A brief exchange at the
Sept. 19 joint meeting be-
tween Council Member John
Simmonds and County Com-
missioner Jon Thaxton raised
more issues to address when
airport development discus-
sions resume.
In his experience as a for-
mer pilot, birds and airports
didn't mix, Simmonds said.
He described times when
he almost hit airborne fowl.
Thaxton, who researched
scrub jays at length, assured
Simmonds that jays stay close
to the ground for fear of
predators and wouldn't inter-
fere with airplane traffic -in
any way.

Sarasota County already
has the infrastructure to
implement all key elements
of this habitat conservation
plan, and already has
accomplished significant
steps identified in this docu-
Most important, the
county has been prioritiz-
ing, acquiring and manag-
ing high-priority environ-
mental property for two
decades, and the pace of
acquisition has increased
over the past five years.
Land acquisition perti-
nent to this HCP is accom-
plished by Sarasota County
through its Environmentally
Sensitive Lands Protection
This is a voter-approved,
taxpayer-funded program
protecting natural lands that
are ranked on a series of
environmental criteria,
including many that are
named in this HCP as
directly relevant to Florida
scrub jays.
Source: Draft modeling
* report for the Sarasota
County Habitat
Conservation Plan, 2007

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The number of jays being
talked about are few, under a
hundred, and their predators
like the Copper hawk and fal-
cons are far fewer.
Simmonds said birds are
known to interfere even at
low altitudes, and during take
"I'm not convinced," he
"I'm not trying to convince
you," Thaxton replied.

Discussion then shifted to
the potential impact restoring
scrub jay territory might have
on development on airport
"You can do both," Thax-
ton said, referring to habitat
restoration and airport devel-
The commissioners and
city council will have ample
time to consider the issue. An
advisory board will meet in

November to begin the dis-
An HCP steering commit-'
tee of 12 includes, among
others, Pricilla Butts, South
Venice Civic Association; Syd-
ney Crampton, Venice Audu-
bon Society; Jim Hurst, South
Venice Residents Coalition;
and William Steen, South
Venice Civic Association (al-

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audience was due to court
action stopping the super
exemption, or whether peo-
ple had given up hope of try-
ing understanding the long-
term implications of claiming
the super exemption.
Todora admitted the deci-
sion, for many, couldbe a "roll
of the dice."
He listed the variables that
could turn an apparently rea-
sonable decision to select the
super exemption into a bad
one five years down the road,
depending on factors such as
real estate market values,
changes in inflation or the
average per capital income, or
a falling or rising tax base,
among others.
"It does not protect against
tax spikes," Todora added.
Whatever decision a
homeowner makes, it would
be irreversible. Once you
make the decision to select
the super exemption (pay
property taxes on 75 percent
of the first $200,000 in your
home's assessed value plus 15
percent of the next $300,000
in value), or stay with the cur-
rent Save our Homes exemp-
tion (pay taxes on the
assessed value less $25,000),
you're stuck with it, whether
it's financially advantageous
or not a few years down the
New home owners would
automatically fall into the

super exemption category.
Statewide polls show the
super exemption has a 47
percent approval rate, and it's
falling, Todora said.
It was much lower at Ven-
ice Gardens. By the end of the
evening there didn't appear to
be much support for the
super exemption at all.
"It's like an adjustable-rate
mortgage," said Venice Gar-
dens resident Pat Coelho,
"There are too many vari-
"If you just bought your
home, it could be beneficial,"
said Gary Felker, president of
the Venice Gardens Home
Owner Association. "But if
you had your home a long
time, it might not be."
Knee knocker
When Todora learned
about the legislature's proper-
ty tax reform passed in June,
and the promises made to the
public that it would reduce
property tax bills significantly,
he said his knees shook.
"I knew that wasn't going
to happen," he said.
That's because more than
half the tax base was excluded
from the law, primarily edu-
cation millage and voter-
approved referendums.
Also not taken into ac-
count by architects of the tax
rollback was the string of new
city and county fees it
Practically all the cities

within Sarasota County have
created new fees or increased
rates for a variety of services,
like utilities, permit fees and
waste disposal fees.
The county is doing the
The small amount that was
saved from the property tax
rollback typically less than
$100 for most, will be eaten
up or exceeded by the higher
With a state deficit still
looming, lawmakers are
scheduled to return to Talla-
hassee in a few weeks to make
additional budget cuts in the
third special session this year.
While they're there, you
can bet they'll be crafting new
property tax measures.
Already they've announc-
ed their intention to reword
the ballot measure regarding
the super homestead exemp-
tion, which Second Circuit
Judge Charles Francis ruled
was "misleading" and "inac-
The options, as Todora
sees it, are to appeal the court
ruling, let it stand, modify the
ballot language, rewrite a new
law or let the Tax and Budget
Reform Commission propose
The commission meets
every 20 years, and happens
to be meeting at this time.


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Let's make drop in crash deaths a trend

here was good news last week for
those who travel on Florida roads:
The Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles reported for the
first time in a decade fewer people were
killed in crashes than the year before.
The number of motorists who died in
Florida hit a high of 3,533 in 2005. In 2006
fatalities fell by 168, to 3,365. That's a signifi-
cant drop. But Florida still ranks among the
most dangerous states in the nation.
It isn't clear why our highway death toll
fell, and there are many factors that could
have contributed to the drop.
Some credit should be given to our vehi-
cles themselves. More cars and trucks are
being built with safety in mind. More air
bags and safer frames result in higher crash

test scores.
This isn't cutting edge technology, so why
didn't auto manufacturers build safer cars
years ago?
The number of alcohol-related fatalities
fell from 1,239 in 2005 to 1,099 in 2006, a
reduction of 140. That alone could account
for fewer driving fatalities last year. Is it
because of better police work? Higher gaso-
line prices, with people driving less? Are
motorists more careful?
The number of deaths per 100 million
vehicle miles driven reportedly fell to 1.65,
compared to 1.76 deaths per 100 million
miles in 2005, according to the state. How
does it determine "million miles driven"? Do
it have someone in Tallahassee watching
your late evening trip to the store by satel-

lite? Can it check your odometer by remote
control? Does it monitor visitors from New
Jersey or Ohio?
Other numbers produced by the De-
partment of Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles are interesting. Highway deaths in
Sarasota County fell by three from 58 in 2005
to 55 in 2006. Charlotte County did substan-
tially better. Its death toll in 2005 was 45. Last
year the number was reduced to 32, a drop
of 13. Oddly, DeSoto County had 18 highway
deaths in both years.
We continue to believe highway engi-
neering plays a significant role. Studies show
the length of the yellow at stop-light inter-
sections makes a difference. It also helps
when stoplights turn red in both directions
for a few seconds.

We have been urging county officials who
want to reduce deaths and injuries to send a
traffic engineer along with a police officer to
crash scenes. Police officers are skilled, but
they are not graduate traffic engineers. We
need experts who can determine if there
were engineering factors that contributed to
each crash.
Did the driver drop a wheel into a pot-
hole? Was a sign obscured by an 18-wheeler?
Did the driver hit a tree growing too close to
the edge of the highway? Does a motorist
entering the interstate have enough dis-
tance to get up to highway speed?
Any reduction in highway deaths is a
good thing, but we believe can be reduced
further if city, county and state officials
decide to make it happen.

Thinking it through


Venice City Council has
decided, thanks to Council
Member John Moore, to do
what should have been done
before it ever agreed to a
mixed-use district down-
The Tra Ponti project be-
tween Tampa and Venice
avenues east of Business 41
was designed by Waterford,
the largest and one of the best
developers in our communi-
The commercial mixed-
use district, rather than being
designed by the city, was left
in the hands of the developer,
who created the ordinance
that was used, with only
minor changes.
The mixed-use district or-
dinance left the final design of
the project up to city council.
That can be good or bad,
depending on how diligent
the members are in defining
the parameters. It would have
been easier for the developer
and the public if they had
been drawn up front.
The developer has been
very open throughout the
process and had several pub-
lic workshops. In almost
every case the objections the
public workshops brought
out were with height and the
uses of the land, especially
the condo-hotel concept.
People like the idea of a hotel,
but not so much the idea of
What didn't come out in
those sessions were the de-
tails: parking, safety, setbacks
or exact uses. When the pub-
lic left the last meeting, most
felt the developer would
come back with a new set of
plans that fixed the height
Now the council members
have realized it has to tell the
developer what the people
they represent want. They
have to balance the group
that would rather it be a green
field with one that would like
50 units per acre about
three times the maximum
density allowed.
The workshop idea a lit-
tle like they are doing with the
airport is the right thing to
do. Let me try to suggest some
agenda items for council
members to consider.
They need to develop the
vision for this mixed-use area.
The sad thing is the developer
has spent tens of thousands
of dollars developing what he
thought he heard. The city
should decide if this an exten-
sion of downtown (which I
think it definitely is) likely
our last big area for down-

town to extend to so what
mixed uses do we want to
There is an imbalance of
uses in this proposed project.
I would guess about 90 per-
cent of the square footage is
allocated to condo/hotels -
not very balanced.
Determine what height the
community would like to see,
consistent with current stan-
dards. Often talk is of the
number of stories, but, actual
height is just as important.
The four-story restaurant/
retail/condo building is not
50 feet, as you would imagine,
but 65 feet. The six-story tow-
ers are not 65 feet but closer
to 80 feet.
Talk about condo-hotels to
describe what really is accept-
able. A developer in Punta
Gorda wanted to build a
condo-hotel and the city
agreed, under some very
strict restrictions that would
make it mostly a hotel. I don't
know the exact details, but it
was something like the city
was going to require that no
owners stay in their unit more
than a total of eight weeks a
year and no more than two
weeks at a time.
The city wanted hotel
rooms, not condo living. The
developer opted finally to
build a hotel.
They should talk about
parking, as there is not enough.
in this project. If some height is
taken out, though, maybe the
parking works.
Also regarding parking,
closely consider parking-
space widths. The project
calls for an exception to allow
9 feet, down from the city
standard of 10 feet.
Our publisher in Bartow
told me this week that a pro-
ject in his town wanted 9 feet
based on the premise that
everyone uses that as the
standard. The city standard
was and still is 10 feet.
He wrote an editorial ques-
tioning why Bartow would
accept 9 feet when it is very
annoying and subjects cars to
dings, even if everyone else
did use 9 feet. Bartow de-
clined the request.
Look carefully at setbacks.
Do we really want tall build-
ings at the sidewalk with
exceptions to even hang over
the sidewalks?
Don't we really want on-
property street-level land-
Is it safe? Can the fire de-
partment get to all parts of it
Does it meet the intent of
the law on handicap accessi-
Does it affect a road (East
Venice Avenue) that is already
Level E the lowest level? Can
anything be done to amelio-
rate this? Can anything be
done to widen the lower part
of the bridge to help traffic
Are they looking out for
adjoining businesses (such as
the Gondolier Sun)?
They also need to help the
Please see VEDDER, 7A


The truth about the 'rare' scrub jay

I have an extremely weird neighbor who actually
small monthly salary to be his friend. He's an ornitho
When I went to pick up my check yesterday, he
over the news that the Venice community is being he]
to the Florida scrub jay, and that a $250 million res<
being scrubbed (this is where that term originate(
habitats for 16 scrub jay families can be prepared.
He told me that only 132 breeding families of the
creatures are left in the entire world, and that the
Venice airport property, even though many have gone
become sexually dysfunctional since moving there.
He said they are migratory, even though other orni
won't admit this, and that some of their acidic dropp
found in the remains of the Minnesota interstate b
collapsed last month. Could they be targeting our sca
bridge while finishing flight school in Venice?
The breed is being seriously looked at as a contribi
impending worldwide avian flu epidemic. To top it
species is inedible, and its meat has a decided cockro
to it.
I was so upset that I returned the check.

Budget battle
was petty politics
Politics has hit a new low in
Sarasota County when a
county commissioner carries
out her personal vendetta
against our chief law enforce-
ment officer, whom she
threatened to run against in
the next election by champi-
oning really cheap budget
This commissioner is the
same one who gave us brick
paver crossings at Woodmere
and Jacaranda for $75,000. I
have driven this road at least
three times a day for 12 years
and I have never seen a
pedestrian there.
Now, for petty political rea-
sons, she has cut the law
enforcement budget from the
most efficient agency in the

county by $108,00
push her agenda.
Shame on the t
who will vote to re-e

Norman I

We're not fighting
A friend recently
me some thoughts
A dangerous obfu
the term "war on t
describe our nation
military activities. A
tails violent hostility
gression against enE
ple or states. Wa
killing people.
But the phrase "w
ror" dehumanizes tf
of war by identify
object of our hostile

emotion of terror or fear. A
pays me a better term would be "war on
)logist. terrorists." But even that term
was upset is misleading. Our recent mil-
Id hostage itary hostilities have been
ort plan is aimed not at terrorists, but at
d) so that the nations of Afghanistan
and Iraq.
se useless So why have administra-
y like the tion officials and pundits
e deaf and stuck with the euphemism
"war on terror" rather than
thologists "war on Iraq" and "war on
lings were Afghanistan"? One plausible
ridge that reason may be the repeated
ry Tampa insistence that this war is a
new "long war" that will last
utor to the for generations.
all off, the "War," said Randolph
ach flavor Bourne, "is the health of the
state" and a long, unending
war assures an ever more
powerful, invasive govern-
Bob Voege ment.
Venice If this is the end desired,
then an honest, descriptive
0 just to tide like "war on Iraq" would
be a bad idea since it identi-
taxpayers fies an actual enemy that
*lect her. could be defeated and im-
plies an eventual end to hos-
. Maclellan utilities and a return to the nor-
Venice malcy of somewhat limited
g terror Terror, on the other hand,
can recur over and over again,
y offered requiring the continual re-
worthy of doubling of effort in the
process. This in turn necessi-
iscationis states the growth and persis-
terror" to tence of omnipresent, omni-
's present potent government to prose-
, _cute that war.

war en-
y and ag-
emy peo-
r means

ar on ter-
he nature
ying the
ity as the

George H.R. Shyrock Sr.

We need
the shopping list
In response to Deputy

County Administrator David
Bullock, asking for support of
the infrastructure sales tax, I
recommend a big "no" unless
you provide a list of the pro-
jects and the amount to be
spent on each one.
Just asking voters for a
"yes" is like asking for a blank
check. We are taxed enough
already; it's about time we
make everyone accountable
for the spending of our tax

Vivian Noyes

Post thanked for flag
On Aug. 17 VFW Post 8118
here in Venice presented a
very generous and wonderful
gift to the Wildlife Center of
Venice: an American flag with
a pole, and the post even had
it installed.
This type of generosity we
feel is an outward expression
of support of our efforts to
care for unfortunate orphan-
ed and injured animals in the
Sarasota County area.
Thanks for a wonderful
veterans organization.

Kevin Barton and Linda Schrader
Wildlife Center of Venice

Explain a vote
against children
Glenn W. Smith, of the
Rockridge Institute, asks, "If
those in the U.S. House or
Senate are inclined to sustain
a presidential veto of a bill

Please see LETTERS, 7A


Federalize the nation's school boards


We have a national emer-
gency at least as great as any
foreign threat to democracy.
What can and must be
done? The national No Child
Left Behind Act should be
amended to No Child Will Be
Left Behind.
America's most precious
asset is its children. A national
graduation rate of only 70
percent in the public high
schools (according to the
Manhattan Institute) is unac-
Florida's graduation rate is
Teacher unions whose

first priorities are job security
and fat pension plans for
teachers have owned dis-
trict school boards at the bal-
lot box far too long.
Minority children now
approaching half of enroll-
ments in the public schools
- fare even worse. More than
50 percent are dropping out
of the high schools, the
majority at 16 and 17 years of
age, between the ninth and
11th grades.
The Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation study, "The Silent
Epidemic," reports that drop-
outs will earn $9,200 less each
year than high school gradu-
ates and have far greater like-
lihood of winding up on wel-
fare, in prison or on drugs.
America cannot be saved
and certainly should not
force-feed democracy to
resource-poor nations of the
world if we with all of our
resources leave half of our
own children behind the eco-
nomic curve. Only, tweaking
education in 50 disparate
states and more than 15,000
school districts with unequal

property assets in the United
States is an endless and hope-
less task.
What can be done? A fun-
damental change in Amer-
ican public education is sug-
gested. The question is: When
will government say, "Enough
is enough"?
The nation's 15,300 school
boards should be federalized
and mobilized to assure every
child in America minimum
academic course and trade
education. Public schooling
should be mandatory from 4
to the 18th birthday. The only
exceptions to 14 years of
mandatory 'public school
would be cases of financial
hardship individually autho-
rized by local school boards
under federal guidelines.
The Federal School Board
Act of 2008 carrot and stick
1. All appointed and elect-
ed school board members in
the nation shall become full-
time federal employees with
uniform national salary
structures as determined by
the National School Board

2. The NSBA shall have co-
cabinet status with the De-
partment of Education. The
chair of NSBA shall be ap-
pointed by the president and
confirmed by the Senate.
3. School boards will be
relieved from micromanage-
ment of school districts.
Districts will be managed by
superintendents appointed
by school boards. National
salary levels will be commen-
surate with the student popu-
lations served. Superinten-
dents shall be appointed for
no longer than 12 months,
subject to reappointments by
the school boards each year.
Superintendents shall be
charged with establishing
compensation schedules for
all teachers and supportive
personnel in the respective
districts. Superintendents
shall negotiate salary struc-
tures with teacher unions, but
national guidelines shall be
provided by the NSBA. Strikes
shall be prohibited.
4. School boards shall be
charged with curriculum de-

sign and implementation as
mandated by minimal re-
quirements of the NSBA for
every public school in the
5. No child shall be left
behind on the basis of testing
in pre-kindergarten, kinder-
garten and one-11. Grade 12
in public high schools will be
eliminated. Remedial classes
will be required of students
falling below class averages
on standard NSBA tests in
grades three, six and nine.
Students failing to make na-
tional grade will be required
to take remedial course work
the following year during
eight-hour school days.
6. Each school board in the
nation shall report the fin-
ished cost per student com-
pleting the pre-kindergarten-
11th grade mandatory, 14-
year term to taxpayers in the
district and to the NSBA by
July 1 each year. The NSBA
will publish state and nation-
al comparisons.
7. Each school'board shall
compile and publish the fin-
ished cost of a district gradu-

ate in each high school and
the district by July 1 of each
school year. Finished costs
shall be inclusive of all costs
of academic, construction
and supportive services in the
districts during the 14-year
mandatory public school
8. Students completing the
14-year term with test scores
in the upper 70th percentile
of a series of NSBA tests
administered during the 10th
and 11th grades shall be
awarded national scholar-
ships in community colleges
or trade schools of their
choice, with 80 percent of
tuition paid by the federal
government Community col-
leges and trade schools shall
be approved by the NSBA.
Beneficiaries shall be re-
quired to meet the academic
and deportment standards of
the approved community
college or trade school to
maintain scholarship status.

Alan M. Kunerth of
Sarasota writes extensively on
senior and education issues.

Those handy little three-letter words


As sports editor for the
daily Sanford Herald, cover-
ing high school football was
just a small part of the job.
The title was important
because this five-day-a-week,
eight-page daily paid not a
nickel over the minimum
wage. The title meant that
when the Class C Sanford
baseball team started the sea-
son, there was an extra check
for keeping the 1950s profes-
sional ball club's statistics.
The first big job of the day
was to edit the wire copy,
make up the front page and
write the day's headlines. The
publisher had a list of very
strict rules. Each line must
have a complete thought. An
eight-column headline in
large, 48-point type must be
followed by two lines of 36-
point type in two columns. It
was permissible to have a
third, two-column explana-
tion in 18-point type. Each
line of type had to fill the full
column width. There was no
cheating by leaving a little
open space at the end.
Each letter was selected
from the type case in the
composing room. There was a

LI- II IHS from Page 6A
that will provide basic health
care to more than 3 million
additional American children,
ask yourselves this question:
Are you willing to explain
your decision to a school-
room of fragile young chil-
dren who cannot afford treat-
ment for whooping cough or
measles, leukemia or juvenile
diabetes? Are you willing to
explain this to them, human
to human?"
The U.S. House voted over-
whelmingly for an expanded
children's health care pro-
gram, 265-159.
President George W. Bush
has said he will veto any
expansion of the program,
and supporters fear they will
fall short of votes necessary to
override Bush's veto.
Money, and lots of it, for
war but none for children's
health care. Something is rad-
ically wrong.

Alicia Simmons

Recycle this newspaper

small fudge factor. The print-
er could help me out by slip-
ping some thin pieces of
metal between the letters if I
ran a tad short.
I would count the letter
spaces on the bar of my old
Underwood upright type-
writer. A "W" or an "I" takes
the same space on an
Underwood. Not so in the
printer's type stick. Done
right,it made a very neat front
page. Publisher Roland Dean
could knock all of the heads
out in about 20 minutes,
while it- was several hours of
sweat and rework for me.

secret, scandal and shakeup,
for starters.
A suggestion of conflict, no
matter the subject, grabs our
attention and the head writer
knows it. War, crisis, capture,
pounded, battle, death, dead,
dies, fight and hurt may wind
up in the description an unre-
solved real estate or water
deal, rather than soldiers
under fire.
We count on sports action
words to bring you into the
story: jump, leap, hits, faces,
set, race, tackles, punch,
slams, grabs, catch and kick-
off. What would happen if we

"These days we are open, breezy and casual
about fitting the headlines and have time to
create some outrageous puns. The forgiving
computer lets us increase or squeeze type
sizes to cover our shortcomings."
- Derek Dunn-Rankin, president of Sun Coast
Media Group

These days we are open,
breezy and casual about fit-
ting the headlines and have
time to create some outra-
geous puns. The forgiving
computer lets us increase or
squeeze type sizes to cover
our shortcomings.
We are assisted by a head-
line vocabulary that is rich irn
short action words. It is handy
at deadline to have fistful of
short "R" words like rap, rant,
rivet, rave, riot, ruin, rate, risk,
repeat and wreck well, it is
almost an "R" word. And we
love those sibilant "S" words.
Take set, smash, squash,

denied elects, hunt, credit,
battles, peak, crash, collars,
grabs, catch, seize and seeks?
The subject of our story can
either trail or lead the flock,
pack, gang, crowd, team or
If only the Sanford Herald
publisher had given me a few
three-letter words for those
tight fits words like pay, tar,
air, act, bat, put, top, tap, say,
nab and the end.

Derek Dunn-Rankin is
president of Sun Coast Media
Group, the Gondolier Sun's
parent company.


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He left no one speechless

Thanks. I would like to thank David Ursel on behalf of the
families of Venice. Next week, David Ursel will retire from his
speech therapy that he provides to the families of Sarasota
County at the Venice YMCA after doing it for 18 years. It's such
a wonderful service that Sertoma provides and that he gives his
time and effort to these children. I've had two children who
have used his services, and we have been so fortunate that that
service was available to us here in Venice. Just wanted to say
thank you to David Ursel and think he is somebody that our
town should recognize.

Not just kids. I'm calling in
response to the road rage arti-
cle in regard to the kids at
school and their driving. I
think the police have other
things to worry about. Yes, the
kids may be a little bit out of
control, but I believe that we
have more senior citizens that
are out of control every day of
the year, not just the children
coming out of school. Also,
this is supposed to be brief
comments in your column
and the two that are in there
today are very long. The
heartbreaking one, as sad as it
is, took up the whole column.
People should keep it brief,
like you say.
Where to go? If you take
cats to Suncoast, you are
sending them to their death.
Now when people call or
come into St. Francis Animal
Rescue, they are refused. How
can they call themselves a no-
kill shelter when they are now
refusing the most helpless
I will have to look for
another rescue organization
to support who will help these
poor creatures in need of a
home and of rescue.
More fiber. Could some-

VEDDER from Page 6A

developer so that he can
make the development work
for him. It just cannot be at
the expense of our high stan-
dards and keeping the look
and feel that we want.
Anyway, the workshop is
an important step.
Many feel, understand-
ably, that this was just a polit-
ical move to delay this issue,
like the airport, beyond the
election so the incumbents
can get elected, then do what-
ever they want. Of course, we
certainly hope that isn't the

It will be important in this
election that all the partici-
pants clearly articulate for the
public how they feel about
the important elements of
both these projects. Facts can
change things, but they
should be able to articulate
their visions and what they
would support.
I hope the city makes the
developer give each council
member a copy of the plans
so they have one they can
very closely study and under-
stand. That is done by most

If the council members are
doing their job right, they will
keep Venice one of the 10 best
places to retire, as reported by
U.S. News and World Report
this week.
The article quotes Shan-
non Staub, who I think ex-
pressed the sentiment of
most in the city: "It's old Flor-
ida that didn't lose its charac-
Hope they can preserve
RobertA. Vedder writes a
weekly column in this news-

one please do an article on
the Verizon fiber optics that
they're putting in everyone's
I Was not informed and
they came and marked up the
yard, and now they're digging.
I have not seen an article or
found out why Verizon was
allowed to do it. How did they
get .the contract to put them

in? If someone could just do
an article on this to inform
everyone, although they've
already begun the process, it
would be nice.
Opposite. I can't believe
that city council approved Mr.
Miller's project by the bridge
before getting all the specifics
and the facts. It sounds like it's
being railroaded through.
'And also, I can't believe that
Mr. Boone praised Mr. Miller
for getting public input and
then saying he followed what
the public wanted when the
opposite is true.
By the way, most of the
people speaking in favor of
the project are those who will
benefit and profit from his

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410 Airport Ave E Venice
Access to Airport Ave for
Owner: City of Venice

3799 Cadbury Cir
Reason for TCC/ floors
Owner: Jacaranda Trace, LTD

1000 US 41 Bypass S
Wall sign
Owner: Bates Show Sales
Staff, Inc

24351 Spartina Dr
Canopy roof
Owner: Manatee
Community College

1000 US 41 Bypass S
Wall sign
Owner: Suntrust Bank

411 Commercial Ct
Remodel interior
Owner: Venice Professional
Bldg, LLC

554 Cumberland Rd South
Replacing exterior doors
Owner: Karl A Kummer

408 Circlewood Dr
Replacing exterior doors
Owner: Teresa M Donahue

133 Paddington Rd Venice
Pool and deck
Owner: Tim Norrell

5847 Oxalis Rd South Venice
Install shed 6 x 8
Owner: Janis L Reycraft

225 Stanford Rd South
Install windows
Owner: Lynn A Hippensteel

1010 Kings Ct
Replace windows
Owner: Darryl L Riggs

720 Tamiami Trl
Owner: Kathleen A Brown

3336 Orange Rd South
Install 14 x 22 shed
Owner: Catherine A Glen
3180 Mocturne Rd South

Pool enclosure on existing
Owner: Joseph Koltay

946 W Douglas Ct Venice
Replacing doors and win-
Owner: Gerald Selvitella

398 Circlewood Dr
Replacing doors
Owner: Marion E Blackwell

320 Clearbrook Cir
Waterside Village
Install sliding glass doors
and storm panels
Owner: Lois E Henry

2532 Oneida Rd South
Replace garage door
Owner: Louis H McFarland

221 Auster Rd
Duct replacement
Owner: John V Marino

Taconic Rd South Venice
Constructing water mains
Owner: Anna George -

145 Algiers Dr Venice East
Owner: Lori E Greenberg

3980 Tarpon Rd South
Change out 2.5 ton 13 seer
A/C system
Owner: Maria Rapin

100 Corporation Way
Install 60 amp service
Owner: Comcast Cable

344 Sea Grape Rd
Service change
Owner: Sit KYip

7820 Tamiami Trl
Change out 3 ton 13 seer
A/C system
Owner: Sarasota County
Public Hospital Board

1028 Harbor Town Dr
Chestnut Creek
Change out 4 ton 16 seer
A/C system
Owner: Arthur G Hees

900 US 41 Bypass S
Installing 8 x 6 tapping
sleeve & valve on existing
Owner: Cramer Motors Inc

932 Gondola Dr Venice
Change out 3.5 ton 15 seer
A/C system
Owner: Edward T and
Elizabeth M Connors

402 Via Vento Venice Isles
Change out A/C system
Owner: William Sherwsberry

280 Garden Rd South Venice
Owner: Constance Leduc

1211 Southland Rd South
Full front-existing
Owner: Paul G Athanas

375 Sea Grape Rd Venice
Owner: Theresa L Behrens

912 Wexford Blvd Plantation
Owner: Mary Chisholm

913 Wexford Blvd Plantation
Owner: Gordon M

809 Bayport Cir
Change out 2.5 ton 14 seer
A/C system
Owner: Virginia Caizzo

1105 N Cypress Point Dr
Venice Gardens
Owner: Jerold C Bowen

247 Cocoa Ln Venice
Change out 2 ton A/C sys-
Owner: Emily and Nicholas

370 Sea Grape Rd Venice
Owner: Geraldine T Taylor

Please see BUILDING, 9A

I Smll caims Sep. 1721

* Community National Bank
of Sarasota County v.
Benjamin Sorrentino:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Cach v. John W. Wisniewski:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* CACV of Colorado v. Ramon
Guerra: between $500.01 and
* Cach v. Norman Suttles:
between $2,501.01 and
* James R. Boyd and
Margaret Boyd v. Venice'
Ya'ch Club, et al: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Otto E Greiner v. Jack
Delaney: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Englewood Community
Hospital v. Carole G. Shipps:
between $2,501.01 and
* Fawcett Memorial Hospital
v. Jamie Pendergraff:
between $500.01 aid $2,500.
* Fawcett Memorial Hospital
v. Ellen M. Plavner: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Triump Partnerships v.
Salaheldi S. Ahmed: between
$500.01 and $2,500.

* Marshall Capital Group v.
Steven C. Hughes: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Kelly D.
Stevens: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* HSBC Bank v. Tim
Broderick: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Jacqueline Diekman v.
Linda Poehner: between
$500.01 and $2,500. ,
* Sun Coast Media Group v.
Brian Benedetto: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v.
Alexandra E Migliorini:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Marcia
R. Bigelow: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. Jane
Broome: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Collier County Publishing
Company v. Your Dream
Furniture of Marco: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* JoyValcarcel v. Frederick
Strickler: between $100 and
* Capital One Bank v. James P

Porcelly- between $500.01
* and $2,500.
* CSGA v. Theresa L. Auer:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* CSGA v. Suzanne I.
Pesamoska: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Patricia
A. Pierkowski: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. Lynne
Aberman: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v.
Christine L. O'Connell:
between $2,501.01 and
* Capital One Bank v. Kay L.
Hennessey: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Erin Capital Management v.
Sharon L. Hughes: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Carol A.
Haviaras: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Joseph
E Orsini: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Janet
MacDonald: between
$500.01 and $2,500.

I MariaesSep. 1-21

* Kevin T. Fralick and Marina
V Voytukhov -
* Douglas D. Sumner and
Jesselie V Despuig
* Robert J. Richardson and
Kim L. Ruquet
* Joseph M. Caetto and
Patricia A. Berry

* Benji N. Hershberger and
Melinda J. Menzies
* Vincent J. Botta and Brigitta
* Corey K. Corbett and Annie
L. Miller
* Leonard Marcel Frei and
Christina M. Guy

* Frank P Dietrich and Karen
M. Todd
* JosephW. Carlon and Lea A.
* Brandon Owens and
Bethany Hammond
* FrantzWilliamceau and
Myriane Toussaint

Di vor esSep. 17 21

* Miriam Heap v. James Heap
* Darlene R. Barrett v.
Christopher G. Barrett
* Laura L. Swick v. Kevin R.
* Gary S. Houseworth v.
Angela B. Houseworth

* Joshua D. Bashford v.
Crystal Bashford
* Leily McDougall v. Mark
* Brunello Ferioli v. Debra K.
* Maureen P. Cranfill v. Allen

B. Cranfill
* Minh Dinh v. Tam Dinh
* Olga Krivdina v. Poltavets
* Anthony L. Merrithew v.
Dena E. Merrithew

* Dan Hunt and Judith H
Thomas to Russell and
Kimberly Henderson: Lt
17670 South Venice
* Richard Ellison Wheeler to
Richard Ellison Wheeler
Trust: UN 204 Waterford on
Venice Island
* Susan M and James Howen
Trust to Leslie JVan Romer:
UN 203 St Andrews of
* Jack Tatirosian to Jack and
Linda A Tatirosian: UN 535
Farmington at Plantation
* Kenneth Piela and Rita
Weller to Rita and Kenneth
Piela: Lt 94 Pelican Pointe
Golf and CC
* BradleyW Lang Trust to
GariY Fails and Stephen M
Walker: Lt 406 Hertiage Oaks
Golf and CC
* Steve and Rita Warren to
William T and Annette M
Dwyer:Lt 6 Venetian Golf &
River Club

* Waterside Preserve Inc to
Karen J Ausley: UN 102
South Preserve at Waterside
* Alfred Ronald Mountenay
to Alfred Ronald and Carol
Jane Mountenay: Lt 18161
South Venice
* Manfred and Diane Fuller
Henninger to Edward and
Patricia Corwin: UN 310
Veranda Beach
* Carmela D Segalla to
Piroska Freimann: UN 1802
Auburn Lakes
* Andrea MStone to Federal
National Mortgage
Association: 750 Villagewalk
* Stanley and James Kazwell
to Nancy E Bale: Lt 38 South
* Kimball Hill Homes Florida
Inc to Maury Pinto and
Kimberley Carberry: Lt 4111
* Dan R and Donella Kraft to
Ronald S and Jacqueline: Lt
21 Lakeside Plantation

* Tony E Hudson to Andrea
and Cristina M Morara: Lt 20
* Eugene L and Sylvia E
Burcaw to Alice M Bever: Lt
1101 Venice Gardens
* Morris Jay and Barbara Ann
Wexler to Sidney and Joann
Motchan: Lt 135 Pelican
Pointe Golf and CC
* Earl C and Rosemary A
Brunelle to Annie L Miller
and Coery K Corbett: Lt
15634 South Venice
* Kathy Jo Miller to Kimberly
S Vatter: Lt 7857 South
* Daria Pytlar to Ashley H
Henry and Cathy A Brilhart:
Lt 4931 South Venice
* Daniel H Slack and Karin S
Smith to Daniel H Slack and
Karin S Smith: Lt 12458
South Venice
* Robert F and Joan M Miller
Trust to Robert F and Joan M
Miller: Lt Venice Golf and CC

Mortgge frecloures Sep.172

* Countrywide Home Loans
v. Rodger C. Andrews, et al
* Midfirst Bank v. Donald L.
Doran, Shelley Doran, et al
* Option One Mortgage
Corporation v. Deborah
Douglas, Emmett Douglas, et
* Wells Fargo Bank National
Association v. Delores J.
Painchaud, et al
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company v. Yvonne
Javins, et al
* U.S. Bank National
Association v. Jill E.
Pinkerton-Herron, James R.
Bailey, et al
* The Bank of NewYork v.
Michael R. Roy, Susan J. Roy,
et al
* U.S. Bank National
Association v. Richard
Scimemi, Kelly Skamp, et al
* Bank of NewYork v.
Michael Bynum, Christine
Bynum, et al

* GMAC Mortgage v. Ronald
Brown, Vonnie L. Brown, et
* GMAC Mortgage v. Mark E.
Eaton, et al
* Suntrust Mortgage v.
Daniel J. August, et al
* Bank of NewYork v.
Michael Cardella, Valerie
Cardella, et al
* GaryWeisberg v. Kristopher
Biaglioli, Angela Giagioli, et
* Suntrust Mortgage v. John
A. Hensel, et al
* Bank of America v. James
G. Latham, et al
* Novastar Mortgage v.
Valerie E. Clark, Daniel M.
Kramer, et al
* LaSalle Bank National
Association v. Maria
Cisneros, Jose Cisneros, et al
* LaSalle Bank v. Esteban J.
Bega, Maria E. Placencia, et '
* IndyMac Bank v. Daniel

Shulmier, David S. Pride, et
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Rolf Olsen, et al
* Sun Trust Mortgage v. John
A. Cappello, Marilee
Cappello, et al
* LaSalle Bank National
Association v. Robert Brown,
Patsey Brown, et al
* US Bank National
Association v. Arlexis D.
Anderson, Harry J. Parker, et
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Jeffrey A. Caron, et al
* U.S. Bank v. Mario Gallo, et
* Washington Mutual Bank v.
NancyA. Gerack, et al
* Option One Mortgage v.
Emmett Douglas, et al
* Colonial Bank v. Sonja K.
Walton, et al
* American Home Mortgage
Servicing v. Ronald Roggow,
et al


County Calendar
Board of County Commissioners Oct. 2, 9 a.m.
Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administration Center
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5344
Board of County Commissioners Contracted Human
Services Program Workshop Oct. 2, 2 p.m.
Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administration Center
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5344
Developmental Disabilities Strategic Planning Work
Group Oct. 1, 1 p.m., Room 226, Second Floor Sarasota
County Health Department, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Call 941-861-2561
Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee
Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m., Conference Room B, Environmental
Services Building, 2817 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
Call 941-861-6230
Mechanical Contractors Licensing & Examining Board
Oct. 4, 3 p.m., Conference Room A, Second Floor
Planning & Development Services, Building A
1301 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Call 941-861-6126
Planning Commission Public Hearing Oct. 4,
6:30 p.m. Venice Community Center, 326 South Nokomis
Avenue Venice. Call 941-861-5153
Public Workshop on proposed amendment to the State
Road 776 Corridor Plan Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.
101 N. Orange Avenue (in the Sheriffs Substation)
Englewood. Call 941-861-5140
Sarasota Partnership for Children's Mental Health
Governance Board Oct. 3, 9 a.m., Conference Room 226
Sarasota County Health Department, 2200 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota. Call 941-684-0090 ext 1253
Sarasota Soil & Water Conservation District Oct. 2
9 a.m., Conference Room, 6942 Professional Parkway East
Sarasota. Call 941-907-0011
Seniors Advisory Council Meeting Oct. 4, 3 p.m.,
First Floor Conference Room, The Center for Healthy Aging
Campus of Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.
1900 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Call 941-861-2564
Value Adjustment Board Oct. 2, 8 a.m.,
Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administration Center
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5279
Water and Sewer Advisory Committee Meeting Oct. 4
9 a.m., Conference Room 8, 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota. Call 941-861-0507
'Well Driller's Quarterly Advisory Board Oct. 11, 4 p.m.
Large Conference Room, Building A, Department of Health
Environmental Services, 1301 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
Call 941-861-6133

Advisory Board Vacancy
Advisory Board: Community Action Agency Board (CAAB)
Information: Health and Human Services,
Rik Jimison, 941-861-2564
Advisory Board: Sarasota Tree Advisory Council
Information: Urban Forestry, Glenna Fleming, 941-861-0844.

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Advisory Board: General Contractors Licensing and
Examining Board
Information: Planning and Development Services
Betsy Bollinger, 941-861-6126
Advisory Board: Mechanical Contractors Licensing and
Examining Board
Information: Planning and Development Services
Betsy Bollinger, 941-861-6126
Advisory Board: Neighborhood Initiative Grant Advisory Committee
Information: Planning and Development Services, Neighborhood
Initiative, Teresa Mast, 941-861-5415
Advisory Board: Sarasota Tree Advisory Council
Information: Urban Forestry, Glenna Fleming, 941-861-0844
Advisory Board: Seniors Advisory Council
Information: Health and Human Services Business Center,
Rik Jimison, 941-861-2564
Advisory Board: Traffic Advisory Council
Information: Traffic Operations, Janet Parsells, 941-861-0957
Advisory Board: Waterways Advisory Council
Information: Environmental Services/Navigable Waterways
Maintenance Management Paul Semenec, 941-861-0665
Get the "GIS-t" of things
at GIS Day Nov. 1
Sarasota County showcases one of its coolest
tools Thursday, Nov. 1, with a day-long look at its
geographic information system, also known as
GIS. From 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Phillippi Estate
Park will become a living laboratory of rooms
featuring everything from how GIS is used to
monitor and plan for natural disasters, to live GIS
presentations and map displays.
GIS is a system for capturing, managing, analyzing
and displaying all forms of geographically
referenced information. GIS Day is part of the
National Geographic Society's Geography
Awareness Week, which draws attention to the
application and benefits of GIS technology.
The event, which takes place at 5500 S. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, is free and open to the public. The
Google Earth Room will explain how data collected
here finds its way onto the Internet. The Ecological
Footprint Room will show how your lifestyle
impacts the planet, and how you can reduce its
effect. There will also be outdoor GIS scavenger
hunts for adults and school-age children,
refreshments, raffles and giveaways.
For more info, contact Kathy Van Kirk at 861-6718
or Sharon Schulte at 861-6179
Sarasota County
.w > This listing is published weekly by Sarasota County
Government. Board of County Commission agendas are
i1-huc hll available at www.scgov.net; to subscribe to the agenda via
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Rate /Yield MIn. Dep. Rate / Yield MIn. Dap. Rate / Yield MIn. Dep. Rate / Yield MIn. Dep.
Farm Bureau Bank Call Local Agent 4.78 / 4.90 $2.5K 4.59 / 4.70 $1 K 4.78 / 4,90 $1K 4.54 / 4.64 $1K

First Priority Bank (941) 584-6280 4.59 / 4.70 $50K 4.88 / 5.00 $1K 5.07 / 5.20 $1K 4.88 / 5.00 $1K

Florida Community Bank (941) 624-4225 4.75 / 4.85 $99K 4.84 / 4.90 $1K 5.00 / 5.00 $1 K 5.05 / 5.05 $1 K

Insignia Bank (941) 366-7100 4.88 / 5.00 $25K 4.88 / 5.00 $1 K 4.97 / 5.10 $1 K 5.12 / 5.25 $1 K

MetLIfe Bank (941) 366-0687 x116 4.30 / 4.40 $5K 4.16 / 4.25 $25K 4.64 / 4.75 $25K 4.93 / 5.05 $25K

Peninsula Bank (941) 474-7734 2.00 / 2.02 $50K 4.00 / 4.07 $1K 4.25 / 4.33 $1 K 4.00 / 4.07 $1 K

People's Community Bank (941) 584-6161 / 4.89 / 5.00 $1K 5.03 / 5.15 $1K 5.13 / 5.25 $1K

State Farm Bank Call Local Agent 1.64 / 1.65 $1K 4.88 / 5.00 $500 4.88 / 5.00 $500 4.88 / 5.00 $500

The Bank of Commerce (941) 373-0522 / / / -/ -

Edward Jones, Venice (941) 485-6556 4.13 / 4.21 $2.5K 4.90 / 4.90 $5K 4.85 / 4.85 $5K 4.70 / 4.70 $5K

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The following have filed
petitions with the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the
Middle District in Tampa.
Julio Del Castillo Jr., 245
Rio Terra, Venice. Sept. 17.

Chapter 13. 07-08496.
Timothy J. O'Hare, 5578
Cold Spring Lane, North Port.
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Anyone interested in the
development of a booster
club for the Venice High
School boys basketball pro-
gram is invited to attend a for-
mation meeting Oct. 1 in the
north cafeteria of Venice High
School 7-8 p.m.
Join the growing number
of people who want to show
the community's uncondi-
tional support of the boys
!basketball teams in order to
provide a first-class, educa-
tionally-sound program.

VHS boys basketball
tryout meeting
Students interested in try-
ing out for the Venice High
School boys basketball team
will need to attend an infor-
mational meeting Oct. 1 in
the north cafeteria at Venice
High School. -Both parents
and potential athletes will
need to be present for the 6-7
p.m. meeting.
Information will be given
on all paperwork and proce-
dures necessary to tryout, as
wells as on the boys basket-
ball program's philosophies
involving making the teams.

Donald Ross
Memorial Invitational
Sara Bay Country Club will
host the 14th Annual Donald
'Ross Memorial Invitational
This year, 15 boys teams
!and eight girls teams from
Manatee, Sarasota and Char-
lotte counties are scheduled
to participate in the event.
Both the boys and girls teams
from Venice High School will
be participating. The tourna-
ment brings together all of the
area golf teams together
regardless of district or school
classification. The 18-hole
event is a showcase for the
area golf teams prior to their
district and state competi-
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:young players the opportuni-
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Ross-designed course. Char-
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routing of its hole and
mounded greens, the Sara
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reminiscent of Pinehurst's No.
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Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m.
Monday. Play is expected to
conclude at about 3:30 p.m.
Spectators are welcome and
encouraged to attend.
For more information, call
Daren King, PGA at 355-6544.

LPGA qualifier in Venice
For the 20th consecutive
year, the Plantation Golf &
Country Club will host the
LPGA Tour Qualifying Tourn-
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one of only two LPGA Sec-
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earn their Tour cards.
A field of 150 competitors
for the Venice qualifier will
play on both Plantation
courses, the Bobcat and the
Panther. The players hail from
'all over the U.S. and 20 differ-
ent countries.
Practice rounds will be
played Sunday and Monday,
with the first two rounds fol-
lowing on Tuesday and Wed-
nesday on the Bobcat and
Panther courses. After that,
the field is cut to 70 plus ties.
Round three and four will be
Thursday and Friday on the
Bobcat course. A rain date is
set for Saturday.
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ties, will advance from this
tournament to the final quali-
fier at LPGA International in
Daytona Beach, Florida, slat-
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Wednesday and Friday.

Homecoming heartbreaker at Powell-Davis


It was a perfect night for
football at Powell-Davis stadi-
For once this season there
was no rain. There were no
lightning delays. The home-
coming court could ride in
with the tops of their Cor-
vettes down.
But it was far from a per-
fect night of football.
Venice High School turned
the ball over five times against
Golden Gate High School to
lose 19-14 Friday. Senior run-
ning back Paul Costanzo
fumbled twice, and he only
touched the ball nine times.
Sophomore quarterback Trey
Burton threw for 135 yards
and ran for 60 more, but he
also threw his first intercep-
tion of the season and fum-
bled the ball with less than a
minute to play. Senior run-
ning back Jimmy Laurie had
115 yards and two touch-
downs, but even he lost the
handle once.
"You can't win when you
have five turnovers," Venice

Head Coach John Peacock
As far as statistics go, the
Indians had a pretty good
night. On the ground, the
Indians racked up 186 yards.
Through the air, they picked
up 146. The Venice defense
held Golden Gate to just 73
yards rushing and 107 yards
But as they say, stats are for
losers. The only stat that
counts is the final score, and
Venice came up short.
In this game there was one
other telling stat. Five to one.
As in five Venice turnovers to
Golden Gate's one. Those five
turnovers, including a costly
fumble by Burfon at the
Golden Gate 15 yard line with
less than 20 seconds to play,
killed the Indians.
"It's just awesome," Gold-
en Gate Head Coach Dave
Tanner said. "They deserve it
because they've worked so
hard and to lose two weeks in
a row two tight, one-point
games, and then to come and
play a quality team like
Venice, that will help our con-
fidence a great amount."

Senior running back Jimmy Laurie takes it to the house on this 28-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds
left in the first quarter. After the extra point by senior kicker Eric Cangelosi, the Indians took the lead 7-0.

In the first quarter, it
looked like it would be all
Venice, all night. The Indians
stuffed the Titan offense on
two consecutive three-and-
outs. Then Venice got the ball
late in the first quarter and

put together a 90-yard, 11-
play drive that chewed up
more than four minutes.
Laurie capped the drive
with a 28-yard touchdown
run that would put the
Indians up 7-0 after the extra

point by senior kicker Eric
The next two Venice pos-
sessions ended in turnovers.
First, Burton threw an inter-

Please see DAVIS, 11 A

Venice girls take second at North Port Invitational


Venice High School had
five girls finish in the top 20 at
the North Port Invitational
cross country meet Saturday.
It was enough to vault
them. into second place
behind Fort Myers High
School, the district leader.
"This was a really good
race to try to push ourselves
with," girls coach Brenda
Clark said. "Fort Myers is in
our district and that's the top
team so I said, 'let's see if we
can keep them in eyesight.'"
They kept them in eye-
sight, finishing 32 points
behind them and 25 points
ahead of the third place team,
Lemon Bay High School.
Leading the Venice girls
were Sarah Britton in ninth
place (21:32), Kim Pinkerton
in 11th (22:01), Rosa Canas in
14th(22:47), Amberose Cour-

ville in 15th (22:48) and Cyn-
thia Flynn-Melendez in 19th
"The main thing was my
third, fourth and fifth runner,
I wanted them all to drop at
least 30 seconds to 40 .sec-
onds off their time and they
did," Clark said. "The way we
train, we have to stay focused
and we drop as the season
goes on. It's very hard for
them to keep that focus so
that's what we're doing. I was
very, very proud today. They
ran a great race."'
In boys action, Venice fin-
ished 12th as a team.
"The kids are improving
for sure," boys coach Jason
Potter said. "We've got some
rookie runners that are doing
well. Four of our tops guys are
out. One went over to swim-
ming, one quit and two got
hurt, so I'm extremely happy
with the guys that are out

Leading the boys again this
week was Ben Thomas in
ninth place with a time of
"He did well," Potter said.
"He's where he needs to be for
right now, but there's a lot of
work to be done. A kid like
Ben Thomas realizes what's in
front of him the next six
weeks and how far he can go.
This is my third year coaching
at Venice and he could easily
be the best cross country run-
ner that I've ever coached at
Venice High School."
The Indians are dealing
with some inexperience, but
the times are improving as
the season goes on.
Sophomore Tony Miller
finished second on the team
in 42nd place with a time of
19:29. First-year runner,
senior Grant Amos, finished
third on the team in 57th
place with a time of 20:08, just
shy of breaking the 20-minute

As the season progresses,
look for the Venice boys. to
improve and look for Thomas
to make a run at being a state
Girls team scores
1. Fort Myers 30, 2. Venice
62, 3. Lemon Bay, 87, 4. Ida
Baker 108, 5. Charlotte 155, 6.
North Port 160, 7. South Fort
Myers 179, 8. Bishop Verot
216, 9. Gateway Charter 221,
10. Golden Gate 237.

Top 10 girl finishers
1. Katie Russo (FM) 19:48,
2. Mason Gardberg (LB),
20:06, 3. Sarah Spann (FM)
20:39, 4. Jennifer West (FM)
21:20, 5. Darlene Hanlon
(Baker) 21:26, 6. Mariel
Rickert (BV) 21:29, t-7.
Danielle Scaffidi (NP) 21:30, t-
7. Brooklyne Berry (FM)

21:30, 9. Sarah Britton (V)
21:32, 10. Cyndi Wright (LB)

Boys team scores
1. Ida Baker 62, 2. Fort
Myers 88,3. Lake Region 97,4.
Bishop Verot 136, 5. Lemon
Bay 159, 6. North Port 175, 7.
Charlotte 187, 8. Lehigh 212,
9. Cape Coral 217, 10. Golden
Gate 246, 11. South Fort
Myers 248, 12. Venice 256, 13.
Mariner 292, 14. Gateway
Charter 380.

Top 10 boy finishers
1. Jake Brooks (FM) 16:06,
2. Tyler Cardillo (C) 17:14, 3.
Octavio Reyes (LReg) 17:15, 4.
Patrick Ryan (SFM) 17:17, 5.
T.J. Simpson (NP) 17:29, 6.
Chris Butler (BV) 17:30, 7.
James Nilson (LB) 17:32, 8.
Mike Gibson (Baker) 17:34, 9.
Ben Thomas (V) 17:35, 10.
Jesse Betts (Baker) 17:35.

Center for Sight softball a team for the ages


The state of Florida has yet
another national champion.
Just add the Venice Center
for Sight age-80 senior soft-
ball team to the list.
. Center for Sight was
crowned National Champions
by running the table at the
2007 North American Softball
Players' Association Tourn-
ament last week in Dalton, Ga.
The Venice team was the
top seed in the championship
tournament, followed by
Maryland's Tremont Hotel at
No. 2 and Michigan's Corn-
wall Plumbing at No. 3. With a
team batting average of .627,
Center for Sight's bats pound-
ed out 123 hits compared to
their opponents' 58.
Center for Sight's Bob Mur-
phy, Bob Fuhrmann, Lee
Hebert, Ed Schultz, Ed Eyles,
John Read, .Al Murray and
Jack Hudson all made the
Softball Players' Association
All-American team. Murray
was also named the tourna-
ment MVP for his pitching.
Hudson received the Mana-
ger of the Year Award.
In their first game with
Detroit's Cornwall Plumbing,
Center for Sight trailed 11-7
after four innings. Then the
bats got hot. Eight straight
hits in the sixth inning result-
ed in seven runs, the maxi-
mum number of runs allowed
in one inning according to
tournament rules. Center for
Sight prevailed 14-11.

Center for Sight faced the
defending national champi-
ons in their second game of
the day. Baltimore's Tremont
Hotel jumped out to a 7-4
lead after two innings of play,
but Center for Sight came
back with six runs in the third
to take the lead 10-7.
Clinching the win
To seal the win, Center for
Sight pushed across seven
runs for a final score of 17-8.
Murray, Read and Bill Burkins
led the team with three hits
On the following day, Tre-
mont Hotel came back for
Center for Sight sprinted
out to a 7-0 lead in the top of
the first inning with Hebert
going yard over the 300-foot
center field fence. Tremont
Hotel loaded the bases in
both the second and fourth
innings, but Center for Sight
escaped both threats with
timely double plays.
Eyles, the Center for Sight
catcher, slid head first into
home plate to beat the throw
and score during a five-run
fourth inning. Murphy,
Schultz, Read, Dan Desmond,
Ray Wright and Len "Dancer"
Pompeneo all had three hits
each in the 15-4 drubbing of
Tremont Hotel.
Center for Sight then took
on Detroit's Cornwell Plumb-
ing for the second time and,
once again, a team from
Florida embarrassed a team
from Big 10 territory. The

Venice team drilled 31 hits for
23 runs. Cornwell Plumbing
managed just three runs on
four hits for a final score of 23-
Murray's pitching was
responsible for the lack of
offense for Cornwell Plumb-
ing, but he also nabbed a pair

But Center for Sight wasn't
going down without a fight.
They came back with three
runs in the fifth to cut the lead
to two at 6-4. In the sixth, the
bats came to life.
Schultz and Murphy each
hit home runs as the team
strung together eight hits and

snagged a pop-up to end the
game, giving the Venice team
the win and the national
Leading hitters for Center
for Sight in the tournament
were Read, Pompeneo,
Desmond, Hudson and
Schultz. Recognized for their

The Venice Center for Sight age-80 softball team poses for a photo after winning the national champi-
onship in Dalton, Ga.They have also won national championships in the age-65, 70 and 75 brackets in
the past.

of line drives to the mound. In
the high-scoring fourth in-
ning, Hebert hit a three-run
homer over the center field
wall. Schultz followed suit
with a two-run shot to left.
The next day Center for
Sight moved into a playoff
with Tremont Hofel for the
championship. Tremont Ho-
tel was all over the Venice
team 6-1 after four innings.

seven runs to take the lead
11-6. But Tremont Hotel was-
n't done either.
Tremont Hotel would
score a run in the seventh to
cut the lead to four. Then they
loadedthe bases, bringing the
tying run to the plate with one
out. A hard-hit line drive to
the shortstop was caught for
the second out. Then the
Center for Sight center fielder

outstanding defensive play
were Hebert and Murray.
The age-80 Center for Sight
softball team has been play-
ing together for years. In addi-
tion to the age-80 title, they
have won national champi-
onships in the age-65, 70 and
75 brackets.






Mike Atamanchuk and Katie Mathews are named the 2007
Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Indians
football game against Golden Gate.

COURT from Page 10A

ception to senior defensive
back Peter St. Ford. Then
Costanzo put the ball on the
ground on the first play of the
following possession at the,
Venice 15-yard-line..
Golden Gate was able to
capitalize on the Costanzo
fumble, with help from a
leading-with-the-helmet per-
sonal foul call on the Indians.
Junior quarterback Mike
Spano took it in for the score
from two yards out. Senior
kicker Damian Coliqueo
missed the extra point, pre-
serving theVenice lead at 7-6.
Another Indian miscue set
up the next Titan score. On
fourth-and-three from the
Venice 44, the Indians were
set up to punt. The snap went
over Laurie's head, he recov-
ered, and he punted the ball,
to the 34, a -10 yard punt.
Three plays later, Coliqueo
redeemed himself for the
missed extra point with a 45-
yard field goal, giving Golden
Gate the lead at 9-7 to end the
first half.
The Golden Gate offense
finally awoke in the second
half with their first sustained
drive of the game. They drove
85 yards in 15 plays, convert-
ing two third downs and one
fourth down. The drive finally

stalled at the Venice six-yard-
line, and Coliqueo hit the 22-
yard chip shot to put the
Titans up 12-7.
After a 37-yard punt return
by senior wide receiver J.D.
Woods, the Titans were
threatening again. That's
when Venice senior corner-
back Gerry Hunek came up
with the big-time intercep-
tion at the Indian eight. But
Costanzo lost the handle on
the very next play, setting up
the easy Golden Gate touch-
Final ,urtain
It was the final nail in the
coffin for Venice. It was late
in the third quarter, and
Spano punched in a one-yard


touchdown to put the Titans
up 19-7.
Venice would answer with
a three-yard touchdown run
by Laurie with about 7 min-
utes to play, making it 19-14.
Golden Gate got two more
opportunities to seal the win
once and for all, but the
Indian defense forced two
consecutive three-and-outs.
After not having much
success moving the football
in the second half, Venice
pulled it together and drove it
76 yards to the Golden Gate
15 on their final drive. The
whole drive was the Trey
Burton show; he either car-
ried or threw the football 12
plays in a row, only to fumble
on the 12th play of the drive.

The Titans recovered, took
a knee, and the rest is history.
"I was proud of the way
they fought back and never
gave up, but we never should
have been in that situation,"
Peacock said.
Golden Gate moves to 2-3
on the season, with a game at
North Fort Myers High School
Friday. Venice falls to 3-2
overall and remains 1-0 in the
district. They face off with
Port Charlotte High School in
Port Charlotte Friday.
"We still can attain all of
our goals," Peacock said.
"Winning all of our district
games, but you still have a
chink in your armor."

me the bling-bling


Calusa Lakes Golf Club
Men's Golf Association, 1-2
on R-W-Y, Sept. 26

1st: Bob Kampe, Louis Ortt, Jack
McEntee, proxy, -22; 2nd: Mike
Hoyles, Charlie Fender, Dick
Hansen, Richard Stewart, -21.

Lake Venice Golf Club
Low Putts, Sept. 26

Class A: 1st: Shirle Kovarik, 14; 2nd:
Lois Middleton, 14; 3rd: Marilyn'
Clauser, 15.
Class B: 1st: Evelyn Neal, 16; 2nd:
June Marceau, 16; 3rd: Jean White,

Odd Holes

Class A: 1st: Dot Henderson, 25;
2nd: Dot Hakman, 25.
Class B: 1st: Dot DeJohn, 23; 2nd:
Mary Roberts, 26; 3rd: Annie Morris,
Class C: 1st: Ann Morgan, 25; 2nd:
Pat Campbell, 27; 3rd: Carol
Cerwinski, 28.

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Senior Softball standings

Gold Division
Sept. 26 Games
Total Athlete def. Jansen and Sons (26-25)
Hap's Honda def. Bentley's Ice Cream (26-11)
Gold Division standings
Team W L GB
Hap's Honda 4 3 -
Jansen and Sons 4 3 -
Bentley's Ice Cream 3 3 0.5
Total Athlete 2 4 2.5
Silver Division
Sept. 26 Games
Rugs as Art def. Critter Ridge Landscaping (27-13)
Builders Specialties def. Affordable Tree Service (39-16)
Peluso Air def. Tu Be Computer (18-8)
Palmer Ranch Travel def. WGACA Trainers (30-14)
Silver Division standings
Team W L GB
Builders Specialties 5 1 -
Palmer Ranch Travel 4 2 1
Affordable Tree Service 3 3 1.5
Tu Be Computer 3 2 1.5
WGACA Trainers 2 3 2.5
Critter Ridge Landscaping. 1 4 3.5
Peluso Air 2 4 3
Rugs as Art 2 4 3

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"We Fix Cars...
548 E. Venice Ave.
Corner of Venice Ave. and
Grove Street, Venice, FL
(941) 484-1340

Jeff Hazeltine, Owner
We are in the same location for over 13 years!
Service Special
Special on Scheduled
30k-60k-90k Mile Services
$30 OFF
Exp. 9/30/07
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The state-champion Venice High School baseball team shows off their new bling at midfield before
the homecoming football game Friday. The Indians defeated Port St. Lucie 12-1 in the state cham-
pionship game May 17.

The next time you spot a photo you love in your Sun |
newspaper go online and order it from our Web site.

Just log on to sun-herald.com, go to spotted and click on
"Buy this photo" after you access a full-size screen shot.

Have fun and get creative. You can have a photo put on
a mouse pad, a coffee mug, even a set of ceramic tiles!

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