Section A: Main
 Section A: Opinion
 Section A: Around School
 Section A: Religion
 Section A: Homes
 Section A: Around School
 Section A: Island Reader
 Section B: Nassau Sports
 Section B: At Your Leisure
 Section B: At the Movies
 Section B: Going Places
 Section B continued
 Section B: Television
 Section C: Classified

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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
        page A 4
        page A 5
    Section A: Opinion
        page A 6
        page A 7
    Section A: Around School
        page A 8
    Section A: Religion
        page A 9
    Section A: Homes
        page A 10
        page A 11
    Section A: Around School
        page A 12
    Section A: Island Reader
        page A 13
    Section B: Nassau Sports
        page A 14
        page A 15
        page A 16
    Section B: At Your Leisure
        page B 1
    Section B: At the Movies
        page B 2
    Section B: Going Places
        page B 3
    Section B continued
        page B 4
    Section B: Television
        page B 5
        page B 6
    Section C: Classified
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
        page B 10
        page B 11
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R. 504



Local Weather


Log truck driver

faces $115.50 fine

Fact Book '05

SWAT team members from
the Nassau and St. Johns
county sheriff's offices and
the city of Atlantic Beach,
above, brace themselves
for a sliding glass door to
be shattered by an explo-
sive charge during a recent
training exercise in the
abandoned Summer
Woods apartments on
south Amelia Island. Clay
County firefighters, left,
conduct smoke training
exercises in the abandoned
apartments. About 80 per-
cent of the former apart-
ment complex has been
burned or hit with explo-
sives in training exercises
conducted by emergency
services personnel. The
30-year-old complex con-
sisting of 22 buildings is to
be razed next month to
make way for new condo-
miniums, said project.
developer Dennis Jasinsky.'


American Profile

A Georgia man whose log truck
plowed into a car stopped for a red
light at an A1A intersection in
O'Neil last week, snarling traffic
for hours, has received a $115.50
ticket from the Florida Highway
Mike Wilkins, 40, of Lyons, Ga.,
driving for Hodges Trucking of
Claxton, Ga., was eastbound on
A1A with a full load when the acci-
dent occurred about 2 p.m. Feb.
17 at the intersection of A1A and
Barnwell Road.
The accident clogged west-
bouna A1A, backing it up as far as

A group of demonstrators has
pledged to begin a protest in front
of the Adam & Eve store in O'Neil
beginning Monday.
That night. County Attorney
Michael Mullin is to present
Nassau County. Commissioners
with a draft ordinance aimed atreg-
ulating adult-oriented businesses.
The Adam & Eve store, which

Sadler Road for four hours as logs
and vehicles were cleared from the
The Florida Highway Patrol
gave Wilkins a ticket for "failure
to use, due care," said Lt. Bill
The charge is a moving violation
that carries six points against
Florida license when it causes an
accident. The maximum number
of points against a Florida license
before it is revoked is 12 in 12
If convicted, Wilkins, who has a
Georgia driver's license, will get
from four to six points against that
LOG Continued on 5A

opened earlier this month, sells lin-
gerie, novelty items, sex toys, adult
magazines and videos.
Rick Young, co-founder of the
non-profit Nassau Citizens for
Family Values, Inc., announced the
4 p.m. Monday start for the demon-
"We'll be doing prayer walking."
Young explained. "We'll be pray-
ing for government officials, the
,, WALK Contiufd on 3A



50 Y )i1 AGO
One of the largest land.
transactions within the city of
Fernandina Beach was com-
pleted with the purchase of
218 acres by Ward Builders
Inc. from Harry Sahlman for
$65,000. The land, south of
Atlantic Avenue near the
entrance to Fort Clinch State
Park, was slated for residen-
tial and commercial use.
Feb. 25, 1955
25 S AGO
Three city police officers
were accused of police brutal-
ity after a mob fight broke out
between officers and a crowd
of about 20 youths outside the
Palace Saloon. Feb. 27, 1980
A bid was awarded to a
constructiostructonfirm to pave a
mile-long roadway into the
Nassau Center off AIA, bring-
ing an FCCJ vocational center
in Yulee one step closer
Feb. 22, 1995
AROUND TOWN ................ 8A
GOING PLACES .................... 3B
ISLAND READER .................. 13A
OUT AND ABOUT .................. IB

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Ash Street building good for downtown?

A four-story building planned
for a mostly vacant lot in downtown
Fernandina Beach could herald an
economic transformation of the
central business district.
The proposed building-- which
will be among the tallest downtown
- would house two residences and
two commercial establishments. It
is planned for the back yard of the
former Lannon home at Third and
Ash streets. '
"In my opinion, we need some
economic development down-
town," said city Planning Super-
visor Lupita McClenning.
"I think a mixed-use (of resi-
dential and commercial) is where
we should be moving."
McClenning conceded, though,

"We're going to have compatibility
issues" as taller buildings are built
in the central business district,
which includes both sides of Ash
Street from Front Street to Central
. Compatibility is a concern to
Julie Ferreira of Concerned
Friends of Fernandina, who called
the proposed building "a drastic
change" that is inappropriate.
"It seems this now will open the
way for every available lot to build
a 'mixed-use project' that could
tower over its neighbors and
change the scale and character of
our historic downtown," Ferreira
said. "Attention needs to be paid
to scale, visual impact and what's
compatible with the surrounding
neighborhood and businesses. This
would allow our downtown to main-
tain its distinctive flavor."

Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners approved a conditional use
permit for the building Feb. 17. A
conditional use permit was
required because it will be a mul-
tiple-family dwelling. There will be
residences on the top two floors,
businesses on the bottom two
floors, according to architect John
Patrick Keogh and Frances
Clark of McLean, Va., bought the
property from Lena B. Lannon in
August for $530,000. It includes a
bungalow and the Lannon home
on Third Street, across from the
Florida House Inn. The houses are
being renovated separately for
commercial spaces. The entire
property is 100 feet by 100 feet.
The new building, which will abut
LOG Continued on 3A

This back yard at Ash and Third streets is the proposed site of
a four-story building that would incorporate both residential
and commercial uses. This apartment buildhig will be torn
down as part of the construction.

Moore's a Main Beach landmark for decades

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This postcard view of Main Beach shows Moore's on the southeast corner of Atlantic Avenue
and South Fletcher avenues, where the crumbling Beachside Commons is now and where a new
hotel is planned.

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The first private enterprise at
Mafn Beach on record was under-
taken by Morris and Claire Moore
in 1929. At that time, the only other
business near the beaches was the
publicly owned Casino, a large
building which originally stood at
the northeast corner of Atlantic
and North Fletcher, and was
moved directly across to the beach
front several years later, in the early
The casino rose two stories
high on large sturdy pilings which
were actually on the beach. When
the sun's rays were too much for
some to handle, bathers would sit
or stretch out on beach blankets
underneath the building in open
space that was at least eight feet
high on the beach side. It contained
a skating rink and bowling alley
upstairs and a restaurant down-
stairs, along with restrooms and
showers. An earlier casino had
been destroyed by a fire in 1902.

-Morris and Claire my par-
ents moved to the beach with
their seven children from their
home on Ash Street and purchased
a small cottage on the corner of
South Fletcher and Atlantic
The following summer, Claire,
an energetic woman who was hap-
piest when she was very busy,
acquired a license and began sell-
ing cold drinks, crackers and candy
on the porch to beach visitors, then
added sandwiches. This was on
the strip of land now occupied by
Beachside Commons and Sandy
Bottoms, and the Moores paid $300
for the property.
Morris continued to operate his
Centre Street barber shop. In 1931
the Moores had the cottage moved
to the rear of the property and a
larger two-story building con-
structed in which they opened a
small restaurant and grocery store.
Living quarters were in the back
and the upstairs room were rentals,
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About 100 Peace
Pilgrimage walkers
from 22 states and
at least five foreign
countries converged
on Fernandina
Beach in January
1987 to protest the
Trident II nuclear
missile. They
planned to continue
on to Cape
Canaveral, where
2,000 were expect-
ed for a rally led by
pediatrician Dr.
Benjamin Spock.

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Call it the nesting instinct, if
you wish; this is the time of year
when people get serious about
sprucing up their domain, inside
and out, making repairs, addi-
tions and tackling all sorts of
home improvement projects.
For large and or difficult jobs
you may want to hire a contrac-
tor unless you are quite adept at
what needs to be done, and real-
ize that permits are required and
certain standards must be met.
Generally, work that "adds to
or subtracts from real estate"
requires a registered contractor.
Businesses that provide services
such as lawn care, gutter clean-
ing, window washing or other
such maintenance do not need to
be registered.
There are contractors who
specialize in particular products
or services, such as kitchen
counters or bathroom fixtures,
and there are general contractors
who manage all aspects of large
and complex projects, including

building per-
mits, and

Before you hire a contractor
or remodeler:
Plan your project carefully.
If you know exactly what you
want and can clearly explain it,
you are less likely to encounter
cost overruns or mistakes.
Interview several qualified
registered contractors and solicit
written bids. Look for the con-
tractor registration number in
Ask for references and then
check them out. If possible, view
the work, interview the home-
owner and visit a site with work
in progress.
Ask for references of suppli-
ers that the contractor works
with and check out his or her
payment record.
Ask for copies of the con-
tractor's insurance coverage and

en hiring a
make sure the coverage is cur-
rent. Contractors should have
personal liability, worker's com-
pensation, and property damage
Evaluate all the aspects of
the bids, including the scope of
work, warranties, references,
time frames and price.
Once you have chosen a con-
tractor or remodeler:
Obtain a written contract
that includes price, payment -
terms, sales tax, permit fees (if
applicable), the specific work to
be performed, materials to be
used, warranties and payment
If, along the way, you
decide to make some changes,
put these orders in writing, along
with any extra charges agreed
Watch out for:
Those who offer a special
price if you sign up today, or use
other incentives or high-pressure
sales techniques. This is a com-
mon technique salespeople use
to sell services or products that
are usually quite overpriced.
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Renovations underway
The National Park Service
has begun stabilization of the
19th century kitchen house at
Kingsley Plantation, according
to park superintendent Barbara
Goodman. The project will
necessitate relocating the book-
store and exhibit area, both of
which are now housed in the
kitchen house, to other historic
Kingsley Plantation is located
on Fort George Island near the
mouth of the St. Johns River. Its
main house, also slated for
repairs later this year, is the old-
est standing plantation owner's
house in Florida.
For more information, call
The Fernandina Beach High
School Interact Club will host
the Fifth Annual Kid's Fun Day
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
at Central Park.
The event is free for children
ages three to seven. There will
be games, prizes, face painting
and tattoos, jumping funhouses,

an art booth, concession and
lots of fun.
Newcomers coffee
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host a coffee
on March 10 from 10:30 a.m. to
noon. The club is open to all
women and features many social
and charitable events through-
out the year.
Potential new members desir-
ing more information on the cof-
fee, other activities, or general
information, call 261-4718.

Adventure run
The first Run Wild on
Cumberland Island 12.5 mile
adventure run will be held April
23 starting at 10 a.m. Ferry
departs St. Marys at 9 a.m.
The run is a fund-raiser for
Girls on the Run of Northeast
Florida, a non-profit organiza-
tion which helps to bring the
power of running to young girls
throughout the community.
Each runner is asked to raise
or donate $10 per mile, $125
total. The adventure run
includes ferry ride over to


The amount of grant money
Nassau County has carried over
from 2003-4 to the current fiscal
year for the American Beach
Community Center project is
$312,000. An incorrect higher
amount was reported in the Feb.
11 News-Leader.
The shortfall between that
grant fund and the amount of
money needed to build the
American Beach Community

Center at Julia Street and Mary
Avenue is $429,000. An incorrect
smaller shortfall was reported in
the Feb. 11 story and in a Feb. 23
editorial in the News-Leader.

The News-Leader strives for
accuracy. We will promptly correct
all factual errors. Please notify the
editor of errors at mparnell@
fbnewsleader.com or call (904)


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Cumberland Island (leaving the
island at 2:45 p.m.), boxed lunch
after the run with an educational
presentation about Cumber-
land's wildlife and a goody bag.
Bring water, a change of
clothes, a blanket for the picnic
lunch, sunscreen, and rain gear
in case of inclement weather.
For information call 321-4315
or visit gotrneflorida.org.
Phone cards sought
In cooperation with the
News-Leader and Nassau County
Record, the Nassau Federated
Republican Women is continu-
ing its campaign to collect
phone cards for U.S. military
personnel. The club is soliciting
ATT 120-minute phone cards to
be included in care packages
sent to U.S. service men and
women in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The cards may be dropped at
either newspaper office. Also, if
you know a service person in
Iraq or Afghanistan, include a
note with your card (s).
The News-Leader is located at
511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
The Record is at 617317
Brandies Ave. in Callahan.

Take the time to make compar-
isons with other companies
before making decisions.
Offer exceptionally long
warranties. This is just another
sales technique to get you to buy.
Want to do most of the work
on weekends and after-hours.
Give you an offer that
sounds "too good to be true." It
probably is.
Be suspicious if the contrac-
tor suggests that you get the per-
mits. That is his job, and protects
you from substandard and unsafe
If all this seems like a lot of
trouble, please remember that
many, many people have been
left holding the bag after dealing
with contractors that turned out
to be incompetent or unscrupu-
The bottom line is, know who
you are dealing with, his track
record and qualifications., and
get everything in writing. You
will never regret your effort
References: FTC; Department
of Labor


James L"Alleycat"
Allgary Sr.
James L. "Alleycat" Allgary Sr.,
51, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away on
Feb. 20, 2005, in a fatal car crash.
He is survived-by: his wife of 22
years, Sherry Allgary; daughters,
Tonya Prather (Wes), Jammie
Allgary (Bobby Dent son-in-law),
Tanya Allgary (Tinker); sons,
James LAllgary Jr. and Benjamin
Allgary (Boot); six grandchildren;
mother, Berteen Allgary; two
brothers, Grant "Buster" Allgary
(Ruby) of Atlanta, Ga., and
Frankland Allgary of Atlanta, Ga.;
sisters, Edie Johnson (Ricky) of
Yulee and Evamae Smith (Charles)
of Hilliard; and a number of nieces
and nephews and great nieces and
The family will receive friends
on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 2-4 p.m.
Funeral services will follow at 4
p.m. at George H. Hewell and Son
Northside Funeral; Home ,in,
Jacksonville, Pastor Otis Locke'offi-
George H. Hewell andSon
Northside Funeral-Home,'

Phone line accidentally cut

should be operating today'

A state Department of Elder al offices for Nassau County res-
Affairs' helpline listed in idents on Wednesday morning,
Wednesday's paper in a story but a department spokesperson
about free drugs for eligible sen- said service would be restored
iors was temporarily out of serv- by today.
ice Thursday. The number reported by the
Construction -workers acci- News-Leader Wednesday, 1-800-,.
dentally severed the phone line 963-5337, is correct, '
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ASH Continued from 1A
the property line of an adjacent
boat yard (there are no setback
requirements downtown), proba-
bly will have the address 211 Ash
Ferreira welcomed revitaliza-
tion of downtown, including infill
development. "Mixed-use com-
mercial/residential uses are gen-
erally innovative in a downtown
area; they create a walkable neigh-
borhood where people live, work
and frequent local businesses, cre-
ating a vibrant urban land use," she
But she questioned whether
"we would have an attractive down-
town area when there are four-
story buildings as tall as the
Hampton Inn sprinkled in,
amongst our historic atmosphere.
No, we won't."
Joan Cory questioned whether

the building is too tall at the com-
missioners' meeting. Buildings are
limited to 45 feet in height down-
town, but that does not include
screens for elevators or electrical
equipment or the like.
Cotner's building, as now pro-
posed, is higher than 45 feet
because it does screen an elevator
and other equipment. It would
include a deck where residents
would be able to look out over the
Amelia River.
"Our land cost here is not what
it used to be," Cotner said.
"If you take off that top floor
.. you really have a very, very
marginal project."
He said he is "trying to be sen-
sitive to the streetscape" in his
design, which McClenning com-
plimented. '"This is a good project
for downtown," she said, helping
to create "a true urban setting."
Commissioners did not deal

with the height issue because the
building complies with current
codes. The building plans will be
reviewed by the city's Technical
Review Committee and not by com-
The Technical Review
Committee is made up of city
employees or consultants. It
includes John Mandrick, utilities
and wastewater; Juan Brown, water
superintendent; Jerry Sinclair, facil-
ities maintenance; Walter Gray,
water; Rex Lester, streets and
stormwater; Nan Voit, recreation;
Jonathan Page, Passero &
Associates; Jeff Bunch of the fire
department and Police Chief Chip
The committee meets at 9 a.m.
the fourth Thursday of each month
in City Hall. The proposed building
has not been scheduled yet for


Architect John Cotner's rendering of a proposed new four-story building near the corner of Ash
and Third streets.

Moore's was a
popular beach-
side haven in
decades past, as
evidenced by the
number of cars
parked there.
This was before
the fire that
destroyed the
original building.

MOORE'S Continued from 1A
mostly to salesmen,,
The venture was considered
risky, due to the poor economy, and
friends advised against it. "You'll
starveout there!" But Moore was a
visionary and a risk-taker who
seemed to have good instincts.
Their businesswas a success, and
continued to grow and prosper -
especially after the mills opened.
Then disaster! On a windy
night in November 1932, as the
family lay sleeping, a fire started in
Tom's Tavern, a new business that
had just opened next door, and
destroyed everything on the block.
The family escaped wearing only
their nightclothes and watched
helplessly as the fruits of their labor
went up in flames. There was no
insurance buildings on the
beach were denied insurance due to
the lack of firefighting service to
the area.
ClitrrMobfv"art.It Wasnn pnly
time in their 49'years of marriage
that she ever saw her husband cry.
Although devastated by the loss,
Morris was determined to sur-
mount it, and talked Claire into
reclaiming their dream. They

moved back into the house they vided home delivery to apartments
owned on Ash Street, struggled and cottages, and a one-chair bar-
and pinched pennies, and as soon ber shop was added. Now tourists
as possible, they bought the lot could stay for weeks, with all need-
next door to the demolished busi- ed services and supplies conve-
ness and had a new building con- niently located in the Main Beach
structed, using both lots. In time area.
they added a lounge and bar and A water slide and go-cart track
the Blue Room a supervised was their next project, which pro-
dance place and snack bar for the vided additional entertainment to
"under 21" set. the natural draw of the beach.
In 1941, a private dining room Time moves on and brings
and indoor dance patio with large changes. Eventually, the beloved
windows overlooking the ocean old Casino was torn down and the
was built. It was called The Patio," city constructed a one-story build-
was designed for Big Band enter- ing which owners of the original
tainment and drew huge crowds, Blue Seas Restaurant leased, along
many from Jacksonville and with a new skating rink and a minia-
Georgia, as well as service per- ture golf course.
sonnel stationed here. Later, they In 1961, Morris and Claire's son,
expanded their investments, build- Ed, bought out the family business.
ing a service station on northeast When another fire destroyed most
Atlantic Avenue and then, just east of the building in 1963, it was recon-
of it, the Golden Isle Motel. This, structed as two buildings and
along with the acquisition of several resold later when Ed retired.
apartment houses, opened the area The present building, Beachside
to _mnine vac-aoer.- --=..- --' ari"6ns, slated to be torn down
This raised the need for a self- fora hotel, was constructed on the
service Laundromat, which they foundations and some of the lower
had constructed just north of the walls of the earlier building.
motel. An ice house connected to Nothing remains of the other early
the main building on the corner of structures.
Atlantic and South Fletcher pro- awalsh@fbnewsleadercom

Consumer confidence rises

.University of Florida

-Florida's consumer confidence
rose three: points in February,
reflecting the Sunshine State's
strong job .growth during the past
year and the resiliency of Florida
consumersagainst high energy
prices: that .have plagued con-
sumersin other.parts of the coun-
try,,University of Florida econo-
mistsreport.,. .
The biggest increases came in
three :components: perceptions of
persohal-finances: now compared
to a:year ago0 perceptions of the
U.S. economy over the next year
and pereltionof whether it is a
good timeteo.buy.major household
.-Those&increases were balanced
by adeclinei perceptions of future
finances and perceptions of nation-
al economic conditions over the
next five ye iars.
"Florida seems to be doing bet-
ter tali ,i-it1er states," said
ChriS McCarty, director of the sur-
vey reseach.cpnter at UF's Bureau
of Edbrdiini Jand Business
Research, where the research was
conducted& .i:
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inereasesin, .employment over the
phst'year,,and At4.5 percent a lower
rate of unemployment than many
other.-states,,,"High energy prices
and',risjing interest rates don't
seem to be putting as much of a
drag. on tie .Florida consumer as
,they have in other areas of the
c'ponfry. '
Despite increases in short-term
interest rates by the Federal
reserve, long-term interest rates
oh mortgages have fallen recently,
McCarty said. This has led to some
increased activity in the refinancing
niarket, although nothing like the
rates of refinancing from a year
ago, he said.
"Retail sales nationally have
declined recently, although this is
almost entirely due to declines in
auto sales," he said. "Florida retail
sales, excluding autos, are most
likely stronger than the nation as a
whole, although the data are not
reported by state."
In contrast to Florida, consumer
confidence nationally as measured
by the University of Michigan has
fallen, although slightly, for the past

two months.
The research center conducts
the Florida Consumer Attitude sur-

vey monthly. Respondents are 18 or
older and live in households tele-
phoned randomly.

WALK Continued from 1A
state attorney and law enforce-
ment, for the shop owners, for the
strength of our families, for
healthy marriages and for the pro-
tection of our children."
Young said about-200 volun-
teers seek to maintain a constant
presence at the store in shifts after
,the Monday launch of their
efforts. He said the group htoes to
"raise.the public awarenss', the
effects that sexually-oriented busi-
nesses bring to the community,
of the negative secondary effects."
"We want it to be a constant
presence instead of a flash in the
pan. That's why we've taken so
long organizing this. We've con-
tacted all churches in the county
and of them, a dozen or so fellow-,
ships have contributed in different
Adam & Eve co-owner Kevin
Cebeck, who also owns Fantasy
Lane stores in Jacksonville;, said
his business is legal and that busi-
ness has been good sincethe store
opened earlier this mqnth, .. )
"We are not the enemy,"
Cebeck said. "When you're talking
about adverse secondary effects;
you have to prove that. We've had
shops opened in Jacksonville for
eight years. There are no sec-
ondary adverse effects. There are
for peep shows, maybe. But this is
a 'takeaway' store."
There are two rooms at the
store's rear, both walled off from

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"We do ID everyone" who
appears to be under 30, Cebeck
said. "No ID, you don't get in the
door. I don't let children in here. I
don't even let people with babies
in arms come in."
The store plans to offer dis-
counted prices to customers who
come in while protesters are pres-
Young said the protesters have
been given a list of rules with
which to comply and that they will
not block foot traffic or car traffic
into Adam & Eve, based on advice
from Nassau County Sheriff
Tonmmy Seagraves. Young noted
that demonstrators will not take
photographs of customers, as they,
had originally planned.
"If people are going to go there
and solicit that business, it doesn't
matter what we do," Young said.
"Our goal is not to shut them
down, but it is to raise awareness.
We want to educate people as to
what will happen if you just let
businesses like these have carte
"Everyone votes with their
feel." Cebeck said. "If people are
going to purchase things here,
they'll be, here. You see mostly
couples, and women here.
Obviously this is something 'the
community wanted. We're a nov-
elty store. We don't make our
money on the lowest common
denominator. We do not stay open

past 9 p.m. We aren't a sex shop,
We don't ever want to be one."
Young emphasized that the
demonstrators have been advised
to avoid confrontations.
"What we've tried to do is be
very methodical and very peace-
ful," Young said. "We want to sup-
port good family values. The sex
industry has exploded in the
United States, and pornography
has brought a lot of negative sec-
ondary effects in our lives.
Families are a big part of our
Young said the "prayer walks"
will use the pair of sidewalks, in
front of the store and along the
highway, as a circuit. He noted
that ERA Realty owner Steve
Simmons, whose business is also
in the same shopping center, has
offered them the use of part of
the office.
Young said fund-raising has
allowed the group to have their
signs professionally made.
Cebeck noted that the windows
of the store have been darkly tint-
ed, and from a height of about four
feet to the ground, the glass on
the windows and door of the busi-
ness is nearly opaque. :
Cebeck said the shop had com-
plied with all current county
codes. "We didn't sneak in," he
said. "We opened an upscale
romance store. I don't see what
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volunteers. Training includes
hotline and victim assistance.
Call Rita Mulkearns for dates at

Blood drive
First United Methodist
Church of Callahan will sponsor
a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. March 5.
The Florida-Georgia Blood
Alliance blood mobile will be
parked in the grassy area
between the Sunday school
building and the CVS shopping
center on US 301. Donors are
invited to relax and have a time
of fellowship with some pan-
cakes or a hot dog snack in the
Fellowship Hall.
For information, contact
Betty Garver at (904) 879-4581
or Susie Bass at (904) 879-3355.

Hilliard cleanup
The Hilliard Action
Committee has just started
planning the annual Hilliard
Cleanup, which will take place
on April 9. Two planning meet-
ings. have been scheduled,
which Hilliard residents are
invited to attend. The first will
take place on March 15, and the
second on March 29, both at 7
p.m. at Hilliard Town Hall.

River cleanup
Reistri-tion is under way for
the 2005 St. Marys River
Celebration, which will be held
on March 19. in Nassau and
Baker ct-unties in Florida and
Camden and Charlton counties
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Th- celebration is a one-day
volunteer cleanup of the St.
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8 a.m. until noon. Volunteers
will receive a T-shirt and lunch
at White Oak Plantation
between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30
p.m. Tickets will be distributed
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Students aren't left behind in public speaking

West Nassau Correspondent
Ten Nassau County public and
private schools were represented
by 24 youths Tuesday night in the
annual 4-H/Tropicana Public
Speaking Program Cointy
Competition, held at the Multi-
Purpose Building adjacent to the
Northeast Florida Fairgrounds
north of Callahan.
According to 4-H Program
Assistant Amanda Thien, individ-
ual classroom speaking contests
led to schoolwide competitions for
the top three speakers from each
class, then one speaker represent-
ed each school in the county com-
There were two divisions in
Tuesday's competition; the first
being for students in the fourth and
fifth grades and the second for 6th
grade students. A reception fol-
lowed the competition, allowing
judges to assess each speaker's
Schools participating in this
year's competition were Callahan
Intermediate, Hilliard Elementary,
Bryceville Elementary, Sonshine
Christian Academy, St. Michael
Academy, Faith Christian Academy,
Fernandina Beach Middle, Yulee
Middle, Hilliard Middle/Senior
High and Callahan Middle.
Each student was allowed at
least 2 minutes and no more than 3
to speak on his chosen subject, said
Administrative Assistant Winifred
First-place winner from the
fourth and fifth grade division was
CIS student Brandi Walker, whose

First through fourth place winners in the fourth and fifth grade division of the 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program County
Competition display the plaques they were awarded following the competition Tuesday night at the Multi-Purpose Building north
of Callahan, above left. From left they are: first place, Callahan Intermediate student, Brandi Walker; second place, CIS student
Mallory Zobel; third place, Faith Christian Academy student Rachel Keller; and fourth, Hilliard Elementary student Michaela
Sweat. First through fourth place winners in the sixth grade division of the public speaking competition are, above right, from
left: first place, Hilliard Middle/Senior High student Kelsey Eagen; second place, Faith Christian Academy student Sara Braley;
third place, FBMS student Callie Mullis; and fourth place, Callahan Middle student Brock Reeves.

subject was "No Child Left Behind."
Other winners were second-place,
CIS student Mallory Zobel, whose
subject was "The Making of a CD."
Third-place winner, Faith Christian
Academy School student, Rachel
Keller, spoke about, "George
Washington," and taking fourth
place was Hilliard Elementary stu-
dent, Michaela Sweat, whose sub-
ject was "A Day at Busch Gardens."
Winners in the sixth grade divi-
sion were: first place, HMSHS stu-
dent Kelsey Eagen, whose subject
was, "Why Do Professional
Athletes -Make So Much More

Than Our Servicemen," second
place, Faith Christian Academy stu-
dent Sara Braley, who spoke about
"The American Flag," third place,
FBMS student Callie Mullis, whose
subject was 'The Nazis and the
Jews," and taking fourth place
was CMS student Brock Reeves,
whose speech was about
Judges for the competition were
Bryceville Elementary School
librarian Stephanie Smith and Mike
McKay, a master gardener volun-
teer, said Thien.
The 4-H/Tropicana Public

4 linked to island bank

Four men charged in a string
of Duval County bank robberies
are suspected of robbing an Amelia
Island bank last April.
Michael Stewart, 29, of
Jacksonville, was arrested in Duval
County on a Nassau County war-
rant, Nassau County Sheriffs detec-
tive John Booth said.
He is charged with armed rob-
bery for the local bank heist and
also faces drug and weapons
charges in Duval County, Booth
said. Stewart has posted bond on
the charges and is out of jail.
Booth said three suspects

expected to be charged in the
Nassau County bank robbery are
Paul Cross, Alfred Fowler and
Jason Hubbard.
Cross, 19, was sentenced in a
Duval County court on Jan. 31 to 10
years in a state prison on four
counts of armed robbery and one
count of grand theft.
Fowler, 26, was arrested May 6
and is charged with possession and
sale of a controlled substance, bur-
glary of an unoccupied dwelling,
dealing in stolen property and giv-
ing false verification of ownership
of pawned items. He remains in jail
in Duval County.
.. Hubbard, 3.1i was arre.4ted Sept.'
9 and is charged in Duval County

with armed robbery with
and three counts of obtai
erty for worthless chec
or debit card orders. He i
a Duval County jail.
Booth said the invest
the local bank robbery
ered wrapped up. "We
much through with it,'
"We're waiting for Duval
finish up with their char
can try them here."
Three men reportedly
the Compass Bank near I
Highway and Gerbing
after noon of April 8. ord
bank" tellers to the grout
point and another two to
cash in two bags.

Speaking Program teaches young
people in the fourth through sixth
grades effective techniques in pub-
lic speaking.
The current program, which
started in 1969, was adopted and
coordinated by Tropicana in asso-
ciation with 4-H groups and stems
from a program established in 1952
by Palm View Elementary School
teacher, Inez Pettigrew, in Palmetto.
Nassau County did not start par-
ticipating in the program until
The course, which lasts one
week and' is' underwritten by

Sa firearm: With the bags filled, they sped
ning prop- away in a champagne-colored Ford
:ks, drafts Thunderbird driven by a fourth
remains in man. But bank employees had
loaded a "dye pack" into one of the
tigation of two bags, and it exploded, staining
is consid- the money red. As the four fled
're pretty south on First Coast Highway, they
" he said. pitched the dyed cash out the car
County to window.
ges so we They turned down Scott Road
and fled to the beach access, where
burst into they switched to a white and green
First Coast Ford Crown Victoria a former
Road the police car, Booth said. Although
lering two they managed to flee Nassau-
nd.iguf- '"tnly. beur~ $ had^I e to
I.roJnd up .acktotilyl. te.led.aver in.
Jacksonville the next day, he said

Where's Harry?' Anyone seen him?

Since last weekend, many young
children of customers at an Amelia
Island grocery store have been ask-
ing the same question: "Where's
Harry the Dragon, a coin-oper-
ated ride located in front of Harris-
Teeter Supermarkets at 4800 First
Coast Highway, was stolen early
Sunday morning in a robbery par-
tially captured by the store's secu-
rity cameras.
"There's a lot of little kids asking
for him," said Patty Spaulding,
Harris-Teeter assistant customer
service manager. "It's a big thing
for them to get to ride him when
they come to the grocery store."
The Nassau County Sheriff's

'It happened Sunday morning around2:15 a.m.
First you can see headlights. You can see his tail,
then you can see his tail moving. You can barely
make out someone, and then Harry's gone."

Office labeled the disappearance
as grand theft, since it was obvious
that someone drove up in the dead
of night and took the ride from its
place in front of the store's front
I "It happened Sunday morning at
around 2:15 a.m.," Spaulding said of
the store's security videotape after
initial study. "First you can see

headlights. You can see his tail,
then you can see his tail moving.
You can barely make out someone,
and then Harry's gone."
Spaulding said the ride has been
in front of the store since it opened
about five years ago. At times the
ride itself has been an attraction
for tourists, she added.
"A lot of people think he's a

gator," Spaulding said. "We've had
grown people come here on, their
vacations and have us take their
picture sitting on Harry L- grown
men and women."
Spaulding said "missing"
posters will be posted at the gro-
cery store in an effort to find the'
wayward dragon.
Harry's value wasn't available
at the time of the sheriff's office
report Sunday.
The ride has a coin-operated slot
and lettering at the bottom identi-
fies it as "Harry the Dragon."
"It's probably a prank, Spaulding
said. They stole the manatees in
Jacksonville. But this thing is heavy,
and it would take a couple of people
to lift it. It would be interesting to
know if anybody's seen Harry."

Tropicana, is incorporated into
school curriculums and taught by
teachers, who have been provided
with suggested lesson plans by
The 4-H/Tropicana .Public
Speaking Program is administered
through Florida Cooperative
Extension Services of the
University of Florida 4-H organiza-
tions and is designed to give ele-
mentary school students experi-
ence in preparing and delivering
speeches for school presentations
and later during their professional
careers with confidence.

LOG Continued from 1A
license for the moving violation.
Susan Sports, public information
officer for the Georgia
Department of Motor Vehicle
Safety, said the maximum num-
ber of points a Georgia license
can receive before revocation is
15 in 24 months.
Sports said Georgia does not
have the same violation on its
books, but that its equivalent
would be four points for "reck-
less driving."
The accident left Wilkins'
1996 Keriworth lying on its side
and two damaged cars.
Two people were taken to
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
with remarkably minor in-
juries. '
\vilkdis said le triedta stop
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Keep a little bit of nature
, Re: the planned marina and boat slip construction
("Plans for marina on Nassau Sound a shock," Feb.
I have lived in the Fernandina Beach area since I
was born. Over 38 years I have seen many changes.
A few for the good and a few more that weren't so
good. I had the privilege to work at the Florida
Welcome Center (1-95) for several years and always
heard people say that they enjoyed the Amelia Island
area because itwas "unspoiled." If they had only seen
the Amelia Island I knew as a child they may not
think that "unspoiled" was the correct description.
Like so many other people here I commuted to the
Jacksonville area to work for many years. I was lucky
enough to work on the south side of Jacksonville, so
AIA was my chosen route in the morning. Every day
I marveled at the stunning view coming over the
bridge to leave the island. And at least three to four
times a week I would see cars parked along the side
of the road and photographers setting up their equip-
mentto take photos of the wildlife. I also saw first hand
how the osprey population grew over the years. There
was a time not so long ago that you simply didn't see
ospreys in any significant numbers. Now they grace
the skies between Amelia Island Plantation and the
Dames Point Bridge in wondrous flight Dipping and
diving to surprise the fish below.
., waS also lucky enough to catch a glimpse at a bob-
cat family on several occasions. I marveled at how
quickly the kittens grew to adulthood.
Yes, I realize that some change is good. But I
would like to keep just a small portion of Amelia
Island' and the surrounding area "the way it used to
be." No cars, no boats, just a few people trying to catch
a gliipse of nature.
: Nancy Douglas
Fernandina Beach

No man'sland

me. (The light) turned red suddenly." The truck dri-
ver's words seem to suggest that he expected the
driver in front of him to run the red light; that he him-
self was not prepared to stop; moreover, that he could
not stop the big rig in any event because he'd left him-
self no margin for error.
Too many times on too many days, I see these log
trucks barreling east on AlA, some seeming to exceed
the posted speed limits and many routinely running
red lights, especially those at Arrigo Boulevard and
Barnwell Road. It's easy to see by their speed and the
weight they're hauling that they have no intention of
stopping as they come within several hundred yards
of an intersection in which a light has turned to red.
More to the point, they couldn't stop safely if they
tried; factors of excessive approach speed and heavy
loads. Unfortunately, many of us witnessed an exam-
ple of the consequences last Thursday at A1A and
Barnwell Road. As Nassau County Fire/Rescue Chief
Chuck Cooper said, it truly was "miraculous" that
only minor injuries resulted from this accident.
Log trucks are easily the most frequent heavy
haulers running in and through our communities
along A1A east of 1-95. Yes, they represent commerce.
They have a job to do. But it's not one for which we
can afford to put the safety of our citizens at risk. If
anything, the drivers, of these big rigs need to exer-
cise more caution, given their enormous loads; not
"bully" their way trough major intersections and
then inmmovably take over the left-hand driving lane
as if nothing is more critically important than their own
delivery schedules.
Virtually all of us living and working heremustat
some point use 41A to get from one place to anoth-
er. It's not unreasonable to expect that we'should be
able to do so safely without fearing a repeat of last
Thursday's mishap that could bring with it higher
and truly unacceptable human costs.
Townsend Hoopes, HI
Fernandina Beach
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Kudos'to the News-Leader for including the lame 'As a recent resident living at the end of Barnwell
excuse offered by the logging truck driver who caused Road, I had the opportunity to watch the growth of traf-
last Thursday's mess near the Shave Bridge ("Log fic on A1A. Negotiating this intersection pre-traffic
truck spill scary," Feb. 18). The light turned red "sud- light was a nightmare. Now the traffic signal seems
denly," he said, the car in frot of him stopped, buthe, to have been implicated in the.cause of a serious acci-
couldn't. His hapless efforts to stop resulted in the dent since it turned red suddenly, and the Buick
truck tipping over and dumping the logs onto the stopped abruptly ("Log truck spill scary," Feb. 18).
intersection. Will the drivernof the Buick be cited for obeying a
He should know by now after years of driving that traffic signal?
lights don't turn red suddenly, they're preceded byyel- From the news report it is easy to determine that
low lights, and that not being able to stop for them the causes of the accident could be attributable to fol-
means you were speeding. And a speeding logging lowing too closely, excessive speed, lack of driver
truck can be a deadly weapon, as the lucky driver of "attention or any combination of the above.
the car that stopped in front found out, having been Let this be a wake up call to law enforcement.
spun around like a top by the impact of the truck. Truck speeds are excessive. The stopping distance for
This was not the first costly traffic snarl caused by a multi-ton truck is far greater than a car that is able
an errant logging truck driver. They speed along A1A to brake abruptly.
oblivious to the changing traffic lights with horrific Malcolm Pigford
regularity and, it seems, impunity. Bee Cave, Texas
Here's hoping he gets hit with a stratospheric fine
and his company with the bill for county costs to Cell phones dangerous.
clean up the mess.
Until the police start hammering these yahoos Discussion about proper cell phone etiquette
with a steady barrage of speeding tickets and their have been going on for several years now. Th eold
companies with steeptines. A1A will conrint, be a aboutt a correct nfia a'rld place for ever-.isn'g.
a no man's land when the logging trucks are ou Iaid It is'indcrstand. ,I.l, to n:I--d 10 u< ,:.,.u .':ll phone jat
about, and sooner or later the car that stops in front the airport, grocery store, etc., but how many of us
won't be as lucky as this one was. have had a restaurant or theater visit ruined by a

James A. Smith
Fernandina Beach

"Scary" was perhaps understating the significance
of last Thursday's log truck accident at A1A and
Barnwell Road ("Log truck spill scary," Feb. 181. In
fact, as most who live here and ply A1A, the main east-
west artery from 1-95 to Fernandina Beach. on a daily
or weekly basis are well aware, this was clearly an acci-
dent waiting to happen.
Thedriver of the truck in this near-disastrous inci-
dent is quoted as saying that, as he neared the inter-
section, "the light changed and he stopped in front of

ringing cell phone?
Most people, instead of moving to a private loca-
tion, continue to talk and usually at 10 or more deci-
bels louder than they need to. All of you have heard
this complaint but let me continue.
At 14th and Sadler on a recent Saturday, I was
stopped at a red light. As traffic started to move
across in front of me, the first three cars all held driv-
ers holding cell phones to their ears. They were either
on a conference call among themselves or three sep-
arate locations. At any rate, they were driving one-
handed and at least somewhat distracted.
This is a concern for me whenever I call my daugh-
ter. If she answers while driving I immediately tell her
I will call her later at home. My point to all of this is

this. Cell phones in restaurants, theaters, and grocery
stores are only annoying. What if, while talking to a
family member who was using their cell phone while
driving, you heard a terrible sickening crash and
maybe their last dying breath? Tliinkabout it. There
is a time and place for ever .thing. Pull over to use cell
p Brent Williams
Fernandina Beach

Teachers earn their degrees
Re: The letter to the editor 'Teacher salaries,"
Jan. 26, regarding the article, "Schools pay 122 work-
ers $50,000 plus," Jan. 19.
In addition to the four-year bachelor of science
degree that I earned (yes, earned, not simply com-
pleted), I went on to earn (there's that word again) my
master of science degree in education. It took me
six years. During that time I worked a full-time job and
several part-time jobs to pay for that education. In addi-
tion, I started a family.
In order to earn (aai, note he worg ern)hat
degree. I'had to take a~our-hour esay test.,HaMijust,
S ..- .1 ltl.-. th, -t, 1: l, N liiN > t J iN l .a.1 ..;I ..1 u ld 1l .,l
have received my degree. However, because I demon-
strated my mastery of the knowledge required of
that degree, I earned it. I might add that I was five
months pregnant when I took this test. If you have
ever tried taking a four-hour test with no bathroom
breaks when you are five months pregnant, the word
earned takes on a whole new meaning!
In order to teach in Florida, all candidates must past
the College Level Academic Skills Test. This is a four-
hour essay and multiple-choice test on English lan-
guage skills, reading and mathematics. It is similar to
an FCAT test, only on a college level. The test must
be passed in order to be awarded a teaching certifi-
cate. Also in order to receive a teaching certification,
a candidate must pass a general knowledge exam
and subject area exam. These tests demonstrate mas-
tery of the knowledge needed to be a teacher and to

teach a specific subject and/or grade level.
Let me add here that when ] took these two tests
(both on the same day), I had just had a baby three
Weeks before. I won't even go into the details of how
painful that was to certain body parts, but again the
word earned takes on another whole new meaning!
Next came the national boards. This took approx-
imately 500 extra hours of work in one school year.
This was while I was teaching full time and raising a ,
2- and a 4-year old.
In addition to' writing six papers, eadh apprii-
mately 25 pages long, I also had to take four 90 minute-
exams. All of this was to demonstrate not only my
understanding and knowledge of subject matter and
students, but also my abilities as a teacher, a leader,
collaborator and member of the community at large.
Knowledge and mastery had to be demonstrated and
the certification had to be earned.
All of these degrees, tests and certifications were
earned at my expense..
You would think with all of this, I would be mak-
ing that munificent salary of $50,000, but I don't even
cpme cloge9. -
ietme addessc an ? pnr It itimay bI p har
w,. ,-,iY W,1V, 6 lb''tbbh i'' a" but' I' 1u' \l y' rivy' 'd-'
school by 7:15 and, if I'm ;ucky. leave by 4:15. I take
home two to three hours of work at night. This gives
me an 11-12 hour work day, plus I usually do about 10
hours of school work on a typical weekend. This
gives me a 65-70 hour work week, and I am not the
exception. Many teachers put in this many hours and
more. And have you ever been by the schools during
the summer? There are always teachers working dur-
ing the summer to get a head start on the new year.
And since we don't get paid during the summer, we
are doing this for free.
So before you pass judgment on how lavish our
salaries are and how unearned our degrees and cer-
tifications, maybe you need to gain little mre knbwl-
edge about the subject. L, ; e
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Keep it simple:

City should

enforce laws
We think the city of Fernandina Beach makes
code enforcement too complicated. It's really quite
simple: Make the law, enforce the law.
A case in point is a 35-foot-tall house at 2252
South Fletcher that, in our opinion, clearly violates
the intent of the law.
That intent, as expressed by the city commis-
sion in numerous and lengthy debates, was to
restrict beachfront homes to a maximum of 35 feet
in height shorter if the house was sited closer
to the neighbor's property line.
The law is not particularly confusing on this
point: A minimum 5-foot side-yard setback is
required on South Fletcher plus an additional foot
away from the property line for each additional
foot in height over 20. Add five feet in height, add
five feet in setback.
A city building height subcommittee which
included three builders, among them the one con-
structing the South Fletcher home, the top cit.
planner, b'ild gofficiald ..aU 1 n 66d
members -- discussed that law t e I also
was discussed by the Planning Advisory Board, in
the presence of the city attorney.
The planning board made clear it did not wish
to change the law to allow taller buildings closer to
property lines because it wanted to preserve ocean
views, breezeways and smaller homes on the
City commissioners also discussed the matter,
in the presence of the city attorney and city manag-
er, and did not overrule planning board.
How is it, then, that a city code enforcement
officer can interpret misinterpret, in our view -
the intent of the law and allow this home to be so
tall and so close to its neighbor?
This is not the planners' fault that whole staff
has turned over repeatedly, and we're on our third
chief planner in the past three years. In any case,
the planner's interpretation mirrored the intent of
the commission that passed the height and set-
back law.
But the code enforcement officer's interpreta-
tion ruled. Is the building department making law
here? Or is it receiving direction from our city
attorney and city manager?
This isn't an isolated case. There are too many
instances of a city code enforcement office misin-
terpreting or ignoring city code most promi-
nently, issuing a permit to allow the Port of
Fernandina to tear down two historic homes down-
town. There has been no penalty levied for that
We don't know who's at fault, but in the end the
buck stops with City Manager Bob Mearns and
city commissioners. They set policy and oversee
those who enforce policy.
s Is the city responsive to the wishes of the peo-
ple, otAto the wishes of a few?
; Wethink we know the answer. The proof is in
the puidng, and it leaves a bad taste.


L E A D Elvri

"A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it
adds up to real money."
U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen, an Illinois
Republican, circa 1960s
What the late senator from Illinois was
telling his constituents was that when
politicians start playing around with
public money, the real value of those
funds starts to lose significance. That same phe-
nomenon seems to be occurring here in Nassau
County, and while we're still a long way from the bil-
lion-dollar mark, the spending priorities that top the
list of some public officials are a little troubling.
While there are several "big-ticket issues" to
choose from, including complex multimillion dollar
projects like the county landfill, others may be less
costly but are just as illuminating when it comes to,
understanding the commission's mindset as it
relates to spending the taxpayers' monies.
Within 30 days of being sworn in, the new county
commission (except for Commissioner Marianne
Marshall) suddenly decided the old commission
chambers on Pages Dairy Road were no longer suf-
ficient to handle the overflow crowds that frequently
show up at commission meetings.
According to a financial action request for
$100,171 on Feb. 1, it has been determined "the cur-
rent facility regularly requires citizens to stand out-
side in inclement weather due to size of chambers.
The new chamber facility will more than double the
number of citizens allowed inside the facility." The
problem is, most residents can't remember more
than one or two occasions annually where the few
good citizens of Nassau County who actually attend
commission meetings couldn't find an empty seat in
the current chambers.
Of course, the requested $100,000 will do more
than just provide seats for those phantom citizens
that are being forced to stand outside in the
"inclement weather" while critical county business
is being debated. In fact, only $58,225 of that
amount has been earmarked.to actually renovate
the new physical layout of the room. Nearly $33,000
of additional taxpayer money is being set aside for
all the bells and whistles, the electronic "toys," that

S will put our county commission
... into the big leagues.
| This includes $3,500 for a
61-inch HDTV (wouldn't you
'' love one of those in your own
home?), $3,908 for a "smart
board" (like forecasters use to
track storm systems) and
$11,200 for 14 Dell 17-inch
monitors so all the major play-
ers have their own (haven't
Mike Boyle they heard of sharing?). The
only thing missing is a Jumbo-
."' Tron in the center of the new
WAIT A : chambers, and that may be
MINUTE included in next year's budget.
And exactly where is the
$100,000 going to come from?
Isn't this the same county that is supposedly facing
critical financial problems? Not to worry. Already
anticipating criticism from taxpayers who are finally
getting tired of all the red ink in the county budget,
County Administrator Mike Mahaney told commis-
sioners, "I think you could cover all of this cost with
impact fees."
Those, of course, are the fees that are collected
from developers and were originally intended to
help defray the additional cost of county infrastruc-
ture required by the increased development;
Apparently the option of cushier commission cham-
bers has moved to the top of the commissioners'
wish-list. While newly elected commissioners Jim B.
Higginbotham and Tom Branan quickly supported
the idea, even incumbent commissioner Floyd
Vanzant proved to be an easy sell. "I have a tenden-
cy to change my mind somewhat if impact fees will
cover it," he said.
Only Marshall felt the current chambers were
sufficient for the majority of the meetings. In fact,
she had the temerity to suggest that these same
funds might be better used to build a new sheriff's
In response, County Attorney Mike Mullin quick-
ly pointed out that no one had requested impact
funds be used for a new sheriff's office, and
Commission Chair Ansley Acree noted that the cou-

What is a teacher's value to society?

Veni, vedi, vici.
Suivez le chemin moins beaucoups voyager.
Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher and
General Robert E. Lee graduated from
West Point.
Crinmea is part of the Ukraine.
."Ask not what your country can do for you, but
what you can do for your country."
"I have a dream."
T here is really only one thing all of these
have in common, at least for me they
are words and thoughts and statements I
learned, and learned about, from teachers.
Maybe I am just lucky, and I just had the right
teacher Or maybe I would have learned all of the
above, and alfhe other things I learned in school,
without my teachers. Maybe my teachers were just
babysitters who could care less if I learned a single
thing. Maybe not!
I love to write because I had great teachers. I
studied algebra and trigonometry and geometry, and
understood these subjects, because I had dedicated
teachers who guided me through the rigors of the
discipline. And my history teachers led me into the
past through their words and passion, so that I felt
what it was like to live in times past and that I, we
would not be doomed to repeat some of the worst
that has happened to mankind.
So what is the value of teach-
ers in society? To some it's
10/12 of an annual salary, but to
those of us who learned from
teachers their value is priceless.
Of course there are some bad
S teachers out there, even really.
bad teachers, and they should
I j not be teaching, but devaluing
SS good teachers because of the
Coleman bad is like the old adage of "one
bad apple spoils the whole
Langshaw bunch." It's absurd.
.**... Ignorance is the opiate of the.
masses, and dogma is the
OPINIONS syringe. Education enlightens
FROM THE and frees the mind from the
GOLDFISH clutches of this intellectual seda-
tive, and teachers are the educa-
tors who help us along the way.
When something is wrong in society, we want
help to remedy the problem. If there's a fire, we call
the fire department. If there's a crime, we call the
police. If our children are lacking in knowledge, we
call upon teachers to educate them.
In turn for their honorable work and service,
we as a society pay them bargain-basement salaries.

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We would rather pay a professional "superstar" $10
million a year than pay every teacher $100,000 a year
(much less $50,000). And how stupid is
that!? Who really is the superstar, the athlete or
entertainer or the teacher, the "copper" or fire-
I am not a teacher (and have never been one). I
have coached for 20 years, so I think I have a small
appreciation what it's like to teach, but I have only
experienced 1/100th of what they go through, and
trust me, at times, "it ain't easy!"
We parents fill our little loved ones with all of our
Karma and some of our dogma, then send them off
for six or seven hours each day to be taught about a
little bit of everything, that will hopefully point them
in the right direction when they are out in the world
on their own.
My son is getting a good education, not because
it's the best money can buy, (the teachers' salaries

certainly attest to .that!), but because the teachers
put education before income.
Unfortunately, the lack of society's willingness to
invest in education, and the associated narrow-mind-
edness of some to the value of educators, is an indi-
cation that ignorance is triumphing over knowledge.
Our community recently lost a well-loved and tal-
ented teacher, Teresa McCoy. She embodied what
education is all about the love of learning and the
love for life. Her students, fellow faculty and parents
benefited immeasurably from this wonderful person.
She taught because she loved to teach, not for a $10
million salary. It's just too bad that she and all of her
fellow educators are not truly recognized for all of
the good they db, and have done, to make our socie-
ty a better place.
Thanks, Teresa.
i Coleman'Langshaw of Fernandina Beach writes
regularly for the News-Leader


Why more women arei

has spent the past five weeks in one of the
H arvard President Lawrence H. Summers
most slippery swamps there is: the peren-
nial debate about the mommy track, the
monmmy trap arid "The Myth of the Perfect Mother"
(Newsweek, Feb. 21) He's up to his eyeballs in trou-
ble about a speech he made at a conference on
"Diversifying the Science and Engineering
Workforce," in which he said that the reason there
are so few women in top positions of science and
engineering is because women are less capable than
their male colleagues. There's a "different availabili-

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ty of aptitude at the high end," he said.
Translation: Women are not as smart as men are
in those areas.
Natural Extrapolation: And maybe others.
At the conference last month Dr. Summers intro-
duced his "high-powered job hypothesis," which
posits that "married women" are not willing to put in
an 80-hour work week. He said this is because of
"people's legitimate family concerns." (What peo-
ple's family concerns? Women's? Our husbands'?
Our children's? Our children's teachers'? Our
employers'? Our university presidents'? Our moth-
A note on "married women": Not all women
choose to marry. Nor do all married women decide
to become mothers. Some single women decide to
become mothers. Some married women have chil-
dren and subsequently divorce: Now they are single
mothers, no longer "married." Regardless of marital
status, which is beside the point, not all women are
able to bear children. And no woman I know bears
children on a precisely predictable actuarial course.
See how complicated this is?
Such is the magic of maternal matters.
Dr. Summers' comments were so careless and
off-the-wall that it's hard to know where to begin to

nt at the top

educate him or to even drum up the desire to do so.
But he is the head of Harvard, after all, and at
Tuesday's faculty meeting he pledged to temper his
"words and actions in ways that convey respect and
help us work together more harmoniously." In the
spirit of giving him one more chance, let's try to
straighten this out.
If women haven't made it to the top in science
and engineering, it is for three main reasons. The
first we can't change. The second we might change.
And we must change the third as soon as possible.
Biology. Women, and not men, are the ones
who can be pregnant, deliver and lactate to feed off-
spring. All of these are time-consuming and some-
times very challenging activities for which a woman
is on call 24/7. I'm no Einstein, but by my calculation
that's 168 hours a week, more than twice the 80-hour
workweek that is normal at the top of the profes-
sions in question.
Culture. Usually it's Mom who winds up as
cruise director figuring out the Halloween cos-
tumes, labeling the camp socks, knowing when the
library books are due, all that stuff. Family work is
deeply satisfying, and it can be fun. Even if you're a
Ph. D. That's why lots of women are willing to tend
to it in their "free" time. And why many fathers (and

grandparents) are happy to pitch in.
The Reason that Mhst be Changed ASAP:
There are still some people in high places (and low)
who don't think women are as smart or as capable or
as committed to their work as men are. There are
also those who still think that if a woman becomes a
mother, she should stay home, or work part-time;
she should cut back somehow, no matter what If she
chooses to stay in the "high-powered" arena shell
have problems keeping up. And anyway, if her hus-
band has a "high-powered" job then she shouldn't
need one as well.
It's this line of thinking that we thought had gone
out with the girdle.
Will Dr. Summers stay or will he go? We don't
know yet If he holds to his Tuesday promise to
begin listening "more, and more carefully," he has a
Sarah Finnie Robinson is a writer and the mother
of three teenagers who lives in Boston with her hus-
band. They recently enjoyed several days visiting
Amelia Island. She has been published in The Atlantic
Monthly, Family Life, The Chicago Tribune and on
iVillage.com, where she was the editorial program-
ming director She is currently enrolled in the graduate
program at Harvard's Extension School.

Isn't this the same county that is
supposedly facing critical financial
problems? Not to worry.

ple of hundred thousand dollars available in impact
fees would not go very far on such a project.
It's kind of like asking the children before
Christmas, "Look kids, we can use our meager sav-
ings on toys, or we can use them on some mittens,
warmer jackets and more wood for the fireplace.
What'll it be?" Duh! That's why responsible parents
don't let the children make the important decisions.
Perhaps the commissioners should ask Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves to give them a guided tour of his
facility in order to see if his needs for that $100,000
are more acute than their need for a state-of-the-art
commission chamber. They would find that the
sheriff's administration is housed in eight separate
buildings, none of which are connected to give safe
passage in "inclement weather." Of the eight build-
ings, five are portables (like mobile homes), several
of which would probably have difficulty passing a
code inspection. Storage space is nonexistent, and
dedicated personnel are making do with conditions
that most of us wouldn't tolerate.
But this goes well beyond the issues of comfort
and convenience. The radio system that these offi-
cers must depend on for their safety (and ours) has
been inadequate for decades. Not one of their build-
ings could withstand hurricane-force winds, and we
all know what the storms of 2004 did to our commu-
nity. Think about it! If we take a direct hit from a
hurricane in 2005 and you need assistance from the
sheriff's department, they may be wiped out like the
rest of us. Not too comforting, is it.
Maybe we can all hunker-down in the new com-
mission chambers.
Mike Boyle, an Amelia Island resident, spent 27
years as an FBI agent. His column appears Fridays.

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monthly meeting on the fourth
Thursday of every month at
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Anyone (with or without expe-
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of the Sierra Club meets the
first Wednesday of every
month at 7 p.m. at the
Council on Aging building.
Contact: Erv Duncan, 261-
*Nassau County Home
Educators Support Group.
Call 225-9160 for meeting
times and location.
*Nassau County NAACP
meets at 6 p.m. (executive
committee meeting) and 7
p.m. (branch meeting) on the
second Monday of each
month at the Martin Luther
King Jr. Recreation Center.
Contact: Bernard Thompson,
president, 261-9482.
*Nassau County NAACP
Youth Council meets at 5
p.m. on the second Monday
of each month at the Martin
Luther King Jr. Recreation
Center. Contact: Patricia
Thompson, youth advisor,
i rEl sauGt.hty: .
'Republican Party meets at 7
p.m. on the third Thursday of
each month at the County
Commission Building in
Yulee. Contact: 261-4651 or
check www.nassaugop.com.
*Nassau County
Tobacco Free Partnership
meets quarterly at Full
Service School in Yulee.
Contact: 225-9510.
*Nassau County Water-
shed Action Volunteer, or
WAV, program is looking for
people interested in recording
rainfall amounts on a daily or
rain-event basis. Other proj-
ects include monitoring water
quality, cleaning shorelines
and making educational pre-
sentations to school groups,
civic associations, clubs and
other organizations. Call 225-
*Nassau County Writers
and Poets Society meets at
9 a.m. on the second
Saturday of each month at
First Coast Community Bank,
1750 S. 14th St., Fernandina
Beach. Contact: Ron Miller
261-8965, or check www.tri
*Nassau detachment of
the Marine Corps League
meets at 7:05 p.m. on the first
Wednesday of each month at
Kraft Athletic Club (Ten
Acres). Contact: Bob Shirley,

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Black history events continue.

Black history continues to be an important
part of February, even though it is cele-
brated all year long. The annual Read-in
Chain at First Missionary Baptist
Church is always held on the first Sunday in
February. It begins a month-long celebration of
black history. It has become better each year.
Along with other participants this year was
Ernie Albert who brought us "Why Did God
Make Roaches," and encouraged everyone to
check out the library at the Peck Center where
most black materials can be found.
Macedonia A.M.E. Church will have its annual
Women's Day Celebration Sunday at 11 a.m.
Keeping with the black history celebration,
African attire will be worn. Missionary Elease:
Lawrence will be bringing the message.
Everybody is invited to share in this experience.
First Missionary's annual Karumba celebration
will be held tonight at the Emma B. Delaney fel-
lowship hall. Many different food dishes of the
black culture will be served. There may be some
chicken feet, hoppin johns, barbecue pig feet, ox
tails, cracklin cornbread, curried chicken and
more. A great feast will begin at 6 p.m., continuing
our black history celebration.
Alfred and Jane Reshard were home from New
York for the past month on vacation. They spent
quality time with family and friends while here.
Alfred went fishing and caught a few fish. Jane
doesn't fish, just enjoyed hanging around until
Alfred caught an eel, then it was time to move out.
Their classmates from Peck High, class of 1959
joined them at the Peck Center, Willie Mae
Ashley's auditorium, for a black history program
with attorney Evette Simmons, speaker. After the

program, they all went to
Shoney's for dinner and
catch-up time. They were
glad to be away from the
snow in New York for a
while. They are leaving
., .- Thursday, but promise to
return for Peck's grand
reunion. It's always great to
see them when they come
* Maybelle home. Our prayers go with
Kirkland them as they travel.
Miss Martha's Hideaway
on Historic American Beach.
NOW In recognition of Black
ANDTHEN History Month, for informa-
277-3285 tion concerning American
Beach and the Hideaway is
officially listed on the National Register of 1,
Historic Places and can be viewed by going to the
website www.missmarthashideaway.com present-
ed by Annette Myers, owner and Antonio Carey of
Vortex Technologies.
The families of the late Sister Rebecca Rauls,
Annie Ruth Albertie and Brother Glenn Melton
wishes to express their sincere thanks and appre-
ciation for the kind expressions of sympathy
extended to them during their bereavement '
Birthday wishes to Mother Martha Lee Jones,
Devron Wingard, Johnel Jones, William Green,
Peter Jones, Annette Myers, Paul Jones, Erneslt
Roberts Sr., Leila Jones, Torcine Wells, Sylyia :
Green and congratulations to Daniel Thomas and
Beverly Smith on their recent marriage. May God
continue to hold you together with many bless-

'Spring has Sprung' show opening

Happy spring Watch out for those cold, windy
March days that can creep up on us.
The Nouveau Art Juried Show, "Spring has
Sprung," will be on view at the Island Art
Association Co-op Gallery by Sunday. The open-
ing reception is March 4 from 5-8 p.m., and the
show will be displayed until May 7. The juror is
Judi Wagner, noted watercolorist and workshop
teacher. This show is made possible through a
grant from the Community Foundation of
. Jacgksdonille. The Island Arl 7iatioti-fioeop,.
GallerN is located at 18 N. Second Street. ;.
The website is www.islandart.org.
The Amelia Island Home & Garden Tour bene-
fiting Micah's Place, Nassau County's shelter for
victims of domestic violence, will be March 17-18
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Amelia Island Plantation.
You will tour four beautiful, private homes and
gardens in the prestigious gated community of
Amelia Island Plantation. Tram service will be
provided to each of the homes, and there is free
parking at The Spa & Shops.
A special lunch will be available at an additional
charge for tour participants at PLAE, Brett
Carter's restaurant located in The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation. Boutique shopping is
available, with owners contributing 20 percent of
sales to Micah's Place.
Advanced purchase tickets are available for
$30. Tickets at the door are $35. Lunch may be
purchased separately at the restaurant. Advance
tickets for. the tour and lunch may be purchased
by mail. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Make
checks payable to: Micah's Place, P.O. Box 16196,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, or by phone at 225-
3110. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tour
tickets for $20 per person in advance.

,v Lou.wrenrwe.

Advance ticket locations
are Alexander's, Front &
Centre (Fernandina & Ponte
Vedra), First Coast
Community Bank (14th
Street), The Golf Club of
Amelia Island, The Tilted
Anchor and The Ocean
Clubhouse and March6
Burette at The Spa & Shops at ,
The Amelia Island Plantiation. "'
For information.-coptac. ,,,. ,
Micah's Place office at 2-5-

PLANTATION A luncheon and fashion
NEWS show presented by New-to-
261-6161 You Magic to benefit the

Barnabas Crisis Center and
co-sponsored by the Bausch & Lomb
Championships will be held March 31 at 11:30
a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf
Clubhouse. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at
the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia
Island Plantation Ocean Clubhouse and Tennis
Pro Shop, Golf Club of Amelia, and the New-to-
You Store. Should you have any questions, call
Fran Shea at 491-0774.
Don't forget to put on your calendar the Roy
Taylor Golf Tournament on April 18, sponsored by
the Republican Party of Nassau County. For infor-
mation, call Bob Brown at 321-5685.
The couples bridge winners for the month of
February were Pat and Larry Baker, first; Claire
and Bill Salmond, second; and Fran and John
Esposito, third. Congratulations, couples.
Carol and Steve Kimmel will be the hosts on
March 10.


Navy Lt. j. g. Sara J. Shafer, daughter of
Mary E. and Paul F. Sanders of Yulee, is currently
in the middle of a routine scheduled deployment,
while assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS
Monterey, homeported in Norfolk, Va. Shafer and
more than 7,600 of her fellow shipmates of the
USS Harry:S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, are
deployed in support of the global war on terror-
ism. Shafer is one of more than 350 sailors serv-

ing aboard USS Monterey, an Aegis equipped
cruiser able to engage in offensive actions against
the enemy through employment of long-range
anti-shipping missiles, land attack missiles and
naval gunfire.
Shafer is a 1996 graduate of Fernandina Beach
High School and joined the Navy in May 2001.
She is a graduate of U.S. Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Md., with a B.S. degree.

Mrs. Julie Evans Ballard and
Mr. Arthur Ivan Jacobs of
Fernandina Beach announce the
engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter,
Jennifer Lynn Jacobs, to Jack B.
Healan, III, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jack B. Healan, Jr.
The wedding will take place
on June 11, 2005, at 6 o'clock in
the evening at The Amelia
Plantation Chapel, Amelia Island,
Miss Jacobs is the grand-
daughter of Mrs. Virginia Evans
and the late Mr. James Fred
Evans of Winter Haven, Fla., and
the late Mrs. Juliane Drury of
Ferriand1mBead tkIgrdiathioft'
jacksonville Episcopd High. bI-r)
School, the future bride graduat-
ed from Emory University with a

Bradley Quentin Kight of
Fernandina Beach was named to
the fall 2004 dean's list at
Valdosta State University in
Valdosta, Ga. Students must
maintain a cumulative grade
point average of at least 3.0 and
must have a semester grade
point average of at least.3.5 with
at least nine hours of course
work. Grade point averages are
based on a 4.0 scale.

Jeramy John Brux of Yulee
was named to the merit list at
Brenau University for fall semes-.
ter 2004. Merit students must
maintain a 3.5 grade point aver-
age while carrying 12-14 semes-
ter hours of course work.
Located in Gainesville, Ga.,
Brenau University is a private
university offering more than 30
baccalaureate and graduate pro-
grams with liberal arts founda-

Benjamin Gettys Ayers of
Fernandina Beach was named to
the dean's list for the 2004 fall
semester at Lenoir-Rhyne
College in Hickory, N.C.

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bachelor's degree in art history.
She is employed by The Coca-
Cola Company in Atlanta and
manages all national advertising
for the Coke Classic Brand in
North America.
Mr. Healan, III is the grand-
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack B.
Healan, Sr. and the late Dr.
Wingard W. Carter, Jr. and late
Mrs. Jean K. Carter of Rock Hill,
S.C. The future bridegroom is a
graduate of Jacksonville
Episcopal High School. He grad-
uated from the College of
Charleston with a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in business adminis-
tration. Mr. Healan, III is.-.-. -
empldved.by East Wesi Parmers
and manages the construcuon of,
two prominent residential devel-
opments in Jacksonville.

Qualifying students must have a
cumulative grade point average
of 3.5 or better, provided no
grade was below a "C" and the
student carried at least 12 hours
of letter-graded courses.
Established in 1891, Lenoir-
Rhyne College is a private, coed-
ucational college affiliated with
the N.C. Synod of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America. Undergraduate
degrees include bachelor of arts,
bachelor of science and bachelor,
of music education in more than
40 majors.

Catherine Grant of
Fernandina Beach received a .
doctor of education in education-:
al leadership from Argosy '.'
University/Sarasota during the
fall 2004 semester.

Ella Susan Burns of
Fernandina Beach was named to
the dean's list for the 2004 fall
semester at Wake Forest .
University in Winston-Salem.
N.C. Students who achieved a 3.0
or higher grade point average
were named to the s.,;:,'

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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 25,2005/News-Leader


When the world shifts, have as your foundation Jesus Christ

S... 3 "think we're all aware of the need
I for strong ethical and spiritual
S. leadership in our world today.
SWe've seen and heard of many
high-profile preachers, politicians,
business leaders and sports figures
that have fallen from grace. In fact,
I've had young people come to me
and say: "You know, it's really tough
to tell people I'm a Christian when
Conrad the leaders we're supposed to follow
Sharps and respect (folks who say they're
... Christian) make such a mockery of
our faith. Who in the world can I
PULPIT trust?"
NOTES It's a valid question and it's hard
to answer, although trust is essential-

for civilized society, ultimately we
can't put our trust and devotion into
any other human being. That's why
it is imperative for the Christian to
place his or her faith on the solid
rock, the only one who will never let
you down: Jesus Christ.
Where do you place your trust?
Who or what will ultimately give
meaning and purpose to your life (at
its best and its worst)? What is the
foundation upon which we will build
our lives and place our faith?
Listen to Jesus' instruction from
the gospel of Luke:
"I will show you what he is like
who comes to me and hears my words

and puts them into practice. He is like
a man building a house, who dug
down deep and laid the foundation on
rock. When a flood came, the torrent
struck that house but could not shake
it, because it was well built."
(Luke 6:47-48)
How beneficial this word is for us
to remember when the earth seems
to shift right under our feet; when
someone we love dearly, and have
shared our life with for many years,
is diagnosed with terminal cancer or
when we're called into the office at
work and informed that due to down-
sizing or reorganization, we no
longer have a job. At times like this

we just know we're going to fall
down and the earth is going to swal-
low us up.
When the world shifts right
under our feet, where will we seek
refuge? Where will we stand?
Solid lives, fulfilling lives, are
built and rest upon the solid founda-
tion of our faith in Jesus Christ. It's
only our faith built solidly upon
Christ that can see us through the
day. Even the day we watch our
loved one die, our nation niourn, or
our neighbor ship out to war.
Indeed, it's only Christ who can give
meaning to the storms of life that
threaten to take away all we have

and all we understand. And that's
why he warns us to heed his Word
and build our lives, our church and
our society upon him!
Let us examine our lives,
our faith, our motives, our worship
and our goals. Can we answer
with integrity what or who is our
foundation? Are we on solid
Isn't it time to reset our founda-
tion, and the foundation of our fami-
lies and society on the rock of our
salvation, Jesus Christ?
The Rev. Conrad C. Sharps is pas-
tor of First Presbyterian Church in
Fernandina Beach.

Women's Day Celebration
The members of the
Macedonia A.M.E. Church at 202
S. Ninth St invite all to come wor-
ship and praise the Lord with
them for the annual Women's
Day Celebration at 11 a.m. on
Feb. 27. Guest speaker of the
house will be Sister Elease
Trial Sermon'
The pastor, officers and mem-
bers of Greater Mt Pleasant
Missionary Baptist Church invite
all to witness the Trial Sermon of
Deacon Tyrone A. Blue at 4 p.m.
Feb. 27. The church is located at
45031 Historical Lane in
Callahan. The Rev. CJ. Brown is.

Time of Refreshing
The River Church invites you
to join'its "Tinme of Refreshing" at
2 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6.
Guest worship leader will be Kent
The church is located at 716 S.
Eighth St. in Fernandina Beach.
For information call Don Hodge
at 483-8286.
SThe Lyn Meyers family min-
istry will be with First Assembly
of God, 302 South 14th St., March
6-9 with meetings beginning on
Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
and at 7 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday, ...., ,

destroy a 747 jet liner and all the
passengers are faced unexpected-
ly with eternity.
The church will host a "School
of Ministry" beginning March 6
at the 10:45 a.m. service and
Monday through Wednesday,
March 7-9, at 7 p.m.
For information call 261-6448
and ask for Kim Crout or Pastor
Edwin Shick.


A benefit gospel sing will be held start.
ingat 7 p.m. March 11at the Bushnell
Chapel in Douglas. Ga. to help cover
medical expenses for Sherry Mann ng of J
Byceville. -
Admission is free and everyone is .
invited ro auend Gospel groups ill .. ,
include RickGriswold& Friends and In
His Stcps. There will be a cake auction
and a love offering for Manning, Who
requires extensive physical therapy after
meningitis that caused severe brain
damage. -
For more information contact Ann
lowers at (912) 359-3407, Barbara Buchan at (904) 2664615 or
Brenda Harper at (912) 8847246. For more information on Manning
visit www. bihomeTorg/aI '/t/rev_:rrt/godswl.Lhtml.

Choralconcert "
The Presbyterian College ..'"'
Choir, Chamber Choir and PC
Ringers will appear in concert at
7 p.m. on March 7 at Christ '
Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan
Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. The
concert is free and open to the
public. For information call
(904) 285-7390, ext. 233, or via e-
mail to music@christepiscopal
Prophetic conference
A Christian International
held atoatVAxF oz. s!
Outreach Center March 10-12.
Speakers will be from Bill
Hammond's Ministry. The confer-
ence is open to the public but
requires an $18 course work-
book. Hours are 7-9 p.m.
Thursday and Friday night, and 9
a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, breaking
for lunch.
Living Waters is located at the
corner of AlA and Old Church

Street, just west of the
Intracoastal Waterway. Call 321-
2117 for information.

Beanie Babies wanted
Memorial United Methodist
Church is collecting Beanie
Babies for a Mexico Mission trip '
March 19-25. The mission team
will take the Beanie Babies to
Mexico and give them to the local
You may drop off your Beanie
Babies at the church. For more
information contact Haley Jones
4t 261-4362.

Saturday evening worship
services at First Presbyterian
Church, 19 N. Sixth St., will be
held each Saturday at 6 p.m.
through March 26. Celebrants
will celebrate the Lord's Supper'
by Intinction at each service.
Regular Sunday worship con-
tinues at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All
are welcome.

Lenten services
First Presbyterian Church, 19
N. Sixth St, will hold
Communion services each
Wednesday at noon during Lent
through March 23.
Members and friends of the
church are invited to join these
informal 30-minute services of
prayer and reflection as they pre-
pare for the celebration of Easter.

Fernandina Beach First
Assembly of God will be opening
its new class, "The Mind of
Christ" to the public. The profes-
sor is Deirdra Wallace.

Open mike night
Jenilins His CAGift Christian .
Bookstore, 1002 South 14th St. in
Fernandina Beach, is looking for
vocalists, poets, bands and others
to perform for "Open Mic Night"
every Friday at 5 p.m. in the cafe
Call 261-5045.

Food pantry
A food pantry is located at
Callahan Church of God. If you
are in need or know someone
that is in need of food, call (904)
879-3608 or visit the church at
2309 Mickler St., Callahan.

Waterwell ministry

Crosby, The Mission Society for
United Methodists, P.O. Box
922637, Norcross, GA 30092.
Mark all donations "Paraguay
Water Well Project 00743." You
may also call (800) 478-8963 or
visit www.aguadevida.org.
For details on the Paraguay
Water Well Ministry, e-mail mis-
sioriaries Ed and Linda Baker. at
Friendship School
Friendship School, located at
the Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ, has openings in the one-,
two- and three-year-old class-
rooms. Classes meet Monday and
Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2
p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday
from 9:30 a.m. to 2p.m. For more
information call 261-9760.
.Prayer meeting
Everyone is invited to come
and hear God's word and be
healed in Jesus' name at 7 p.m.
Thursday at 7032 Browden
Road, Jacksonville. True Light
Ministries is led by the Rev. Ricky
Roberts, pastor. Call (904) 751-


0857 or visit
Men's Bible study
The interdenominational TGIF
Men's Bible Fellowship meets
from 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30
a.m. Friday in the Tristar
Management Services building,
720 Eighth St. in Fernandina
Beach. Call 321-0507.
Classes for men
Men are invited to "Seven
Seasons of a Man," a class that
teaches men how to have suc-
cessful relationships with their
wives, children, God and families,
at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at First
Assembly of God, 302 South 14th
St. in Fernandina Beach.
Call 261-6448. ...

To add or change an announce-
ment in Church Notes, send mail
to Church Notes, c/o News-Leader,
511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034, send (-mail to sperry@
fonewsleadercom (use "Church
Notes" in the subject line) or call
Sidn Perry at 261-3696.

S. g P.O. Box 8134
S_ Amelia Island, FL 32035
|\.l ] ^ 4& 261-8282
Amelia Residents in Action for the Symphony

The Paraguay Water Well
Ministry in South America assists
people in remote villages.to drill i'
wellsg'O ithfy may have clean .'sl?
drinking water.
The ministry depends on the
donations of individuals, church-
es and other organizations to
fund the costs of drilling the
wells, constructing sanitation
facilities and providing local train-
ing. Projects cost about $2,500. If
your group would like to sponsor
all or part of a project, contact or
send donations to: Phoebe

Wherc die Bbd L,; ithe Auwhorrv, Chrni
is three cad.. ithe diarch, and the
mo.ers ar .imply Christian.
Meets a'the YMCA 10:00 a.m.-Woship
1915Cinrona Dr. 11:00 a.m..Sunday Sch.
For More lformiarion. Call
George Williams ai (904) 277-9675
Prince a, Peace Lutheran Church
2600 AtlanticAvenue,* Fernandina Beach
First Sunday Each Month
Worship & Communion 9:15 AM
Sufiday'Sch'iol 10:30 AM,
.paye, raise .Healing Service 7:00 PM.
Other Sundays
W:';rhilp C.rnmmjn.,.in 8 & 10:30 AM
Sunday ,School 9:15 AM
Lenten Wednesdays
E. iijar iPr,,r 3er.a..- 00 PM
S" Fourth Thursday
r'fviSe l Vsp.Hour 7:00 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Pastor Frank Camarotti
Sunday School 9:45
Fr'iay 6-45 9:00 Awana
Works piService 11:00 lCnialrin Cr.urr|)
.Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
,..Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided

:519 N. 14' St. *261-0422

Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11am
Sunday EBening Worship 6:30pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Meeting 6:30 pm

4) Bailey Road
Church of Go
"Come Celebrate Jesis "
Dr James D. Chamberlain
Senior Pastor
Re\. Paul H. Kldem. Jr.
Pastor Ementus
Sunday\ Sen ices
10:30arri & 6:30pm
\Vednesda\ FTH 7:0lpm
Nursers Proided
For more info. call 261-7120

Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
and activities throughout the week.
4209 E. State Rd. 200 (A1A)
Rev. John McNicoll
__ www.ameliapresbyterian.org

Rev.'i. 'lO'rtaon. Sr Piastor
Rev'. Mike Reed, Muinster oftAlMuic
Rei. Rob Hudtson, 'iouth Pastor

Sunday Worship 8 AM & 10:15 AM
Evening Worship 6.30 PMhi
Sunday School 9 AM
Wednesday Night Supper 5:30 PM
Wednesday Ser ice 6:30 PM

416 Alachua SI. Fernandina Beach


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Sunday School 9 30 am
Sunday Worshp 1045 am
Wednesday AWANA 6 15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 6 30 pm
3811 Old Nassauville Rood
Fernandana Beach. FL 32034
CounTy Rd 107 South 261-4741
Nursery Ministry
Ministering Since 1831
Church School 9:30AM Worhsip 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
.a. 2664 State Rd. 200E
1- 225-5381
T ii"r r Rev. Brett Wm.
J "A Templeton

A fidl gospel ministry
Pastor Brent Soileau
Rhema Graduate
Sunday,. 10:00 a.m.
.Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
For more information. call 19041491-8424
a ,241 S. 8Lb SE. Femandina Beach, FL

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601 Centre Steet 261-5769
Bruc' Joncls. 'Pastor
"'Th Ins la. ri Chuiirch i i 'a mati fiinor "y

Informal Early
Worship ............... 8:30 am
Celebrate Life Contemporary
Worship ...............9:45 am
Traditional Family
Worship .. . . 11:00 am
Sunday School
for all ages ........... 9:45 am
Middle School Youth
Fellowship ............ 6:00 pm
WednesdjvN Midaeek Fellowship
Supper Aug-Ma I .5:3v-6 30 pmn
Music, Drama, Dance, Bible
Study and Special Progranims
beginning at 5-00 pm.
Senior High Youth
Fellowship ........ 6:30 pm Wed
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Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H Neil Helton
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to dramatic,

home tour has it

Celebrate the coming of spring
with a tour of four lovely homes and
pick up creative ideas for your own
digs on the weekend of March 17-18,
when the auxiliary of Micah's Place
presents the 2005 Amelia Island
Home & Garden Tour.
Featured are the homes of Dee
and Nat Phillips, 36 Salt Marsh Drive;
Debbie and Woody Jenkins, 8334
Sanctuary Lane; Ed and Barbara
McGinley, 76 Marsh Creek Road; and
Kathy and Dave Miller, 42 Marsh
Creek Road. Here's a quick preview
of the unique features of each house:
Much of the furniture in the
Phillips home has been handed down
from both sides of the family, and a
table in the foyer is made of remnants
of a large banquet table salvaged
when the home of Nat's parents was
caught in a flood. The kitchen shows
off a most unusual and striking ceiling
of original art work by former local
artist Liza Hass Watt, made of copper
suspended in polyurethane.
Whimsical frogs are found through-
out the house, and the large screened
porch lends access to an unobstruct-
ed view of the marsh.
Every room in the Jenkins home
overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The
dining room walls are padded in lus-
cious raspberry silk fabric, as a back-
ground for carefully chosen antique
Each bedroom is different and spe-
cial, with some holding antique
wardrobes filled with antique cloth-
ing, hats and costumes. Debbie is a
talented seamstress, and enjoys her
state-of-the-art sewing room. There is
a "Theater Room" featuring a vintage
soda fountain bar, a working tele-
iphone booth and a disappearing pro-

jection screen. Other features are a
wine cellar, English garden area and
an "infinity" waterfall pool.
The Miller home, built in 1980, has
been restored and enhanced to take
full advantage of the marsh view. The
master bedroom features an outdoor
access to a spa pool with a waterfall
and garden area. The owners will
have "before" photos displayed so vis-'
itors can better appreciate the amaz-
ing innovative changes made.
So many people who move here
fall in love with something natives
took for granted: tfe beautiful views
afforded by the marsh. The
McGinleys, too, have taken advantage
of its beauty in their New England-
style marsh front property, with a
view of the Intracoastal Waterway --
a very different environment than
their other home in Vermont. A deck
extends across the back of.the house,
along with a dock. Indoors, interest-
ing collectibles of all kinds are show-
cased and scattered throughout, and
the long dining table was once a cigar
table where cigars were rolled and
assembled. ,"
Tickets for the tour are $30, avail-
able at Alexander's, At Home Amelia,
March Burette, The Golf Club of
Amelia Island, The Ocean Club, The
Tilted Anchor, and First Coast
Community Bank on 14th Street. You
can also order by mail, from Micah's
Place, P.O. Box 16196, Fernandina
Beach, FL 320354. Checks or
Visa/Master Card are accepted. Free
parking and complimentary tram
service to each of the four homes
leaves from The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation from 10 am
to 4 p.m., rain or shine. A special
lunch will be available for $15 at PLAE
restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. For information call 225-3110.

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The home of Debbie and Woody Jenkins, 8334 Sanctuary Lane, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features a theater
room and other interesting amenities. It is one of four homes featured in this year's Amelia Island Home and Garden
Tour to benefit Micah's Place.

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The 2005 Amelia Island Home
: -. and Garden Tour will be held from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 and 18,
rain or shine. The event benefits
S ..:Micah's Place, Nassau County's

The home of Ed and Barbara McGinley, 76 Marsh Creek Road, is a New
England-style marshfront property.

snelter ror victims OT aomestc vio-
lence. Tickets are $30 in advance or
$35 at the door.
Lunch will be available for $15 at
PLAE Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Free parking and compli-
mentary tram service to each of the
four homes leaves from The Spa
and Shops at Amelia Island
Plantation. A limited number of tick-
ets will be available at Alexander's.
At Home Amelia, Front and Centre.
March Burette, The Golf Club of
Amelia Island, The Ocean Club, The
Tilted Anchor and First Coast
Community Bank. For ticket informa-
tion call 225-3110.

The tour of Kathy and Dave Miller's home at 42 Marsh Creek Road'will include before and after
photos, to show visitors how the house has been transformed through extensive restoration.

Dee and Nat Phillips own this home at 36 Salt Marsh Drive, where the kitchen ceiling features
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Don't touch that dial!

Iam alive to tell you my latest
adventure thanks to the good
Sisters of Saint Benedict. They
used their rulers on my hus-
band's knuckles until they taught
him not to kill chubby gray-haired
matroqs who have irritated the liv-
ing bejabbers out of him. Thank you,
Sister Ethelreda.
I have admitted many times that I
am one of those unfortunate elec-
tronically challenged people. Any
device with more than an on/off
switch is yet another mystery of the
universe, as far as I am concerned. I
thought of my long, frustrating his-
tory with gadgets the other night as
I admired all of those colored but-
tons on the remote control for our
television set Andy was busy with
hde Civil Air Patrol at the airport,
parking the airplanes of our Super
Bowl visitors. Now was my chance
to explore all of those buttons, and
at last correct my electronic defi-
To condense the next 45 minutes
into a few sentences, I had, in that
time, entered every one of our most-
watched channels into the favorites
category. Since I was too tired and
sleepy to be witty, I entered a really
easy, boring PIN.
The next morning the Friday
before the Super Bowl, I must note
- I turned on our television, hit 36
for Headline News and provided the
PIN when asked for it "Invalid PIN"
was now plastered across the
screen I had the same result when I
punched up Fox News. And the
History Channel. And every other
channel I had entered into the
favorites program. Only now did I
notice that the icon displayed looked


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like a padlock,
rather than a
heart Heaven
help me; I had
locked the
Curtins out of
every single
channel they
liked to watch.
Thanks to
Sister Ethel-
reda, my Adult
Supervision did
not strangle me
on the spot
when I con-
fessed what I

had done. (By the way, confession
may be good for the soul, but it don't
do dip for your marital relations.)
I had already revised my morn-
ing to substitute a visit to the
Comcast office on 14th Street for the
errands I had originally planned to
run. I waited patiently until Lorena
was available at Comcast. She had
dealt with me before and seemed to
find my attempts to, master digital
television amusing. She started smil-
ing when she saw me; I imagine she
thought she was in for a chuckle.
She got more than she bargained for
when I told her, "You have to help
me save my marriage."
I had the undivided attention of
everyone in the Comcast office,
both staff and customers, as I
regaled them with my electronic
adventures, my amateur attempt to
control trons, the night before.
In between guffaws, Lorena
determined our television had a bad
control box; I should have been able
to unlock all of those channels as
easily as I had locked them. She

quickly wrote a work order for a
technician to restore these channels.
The other thing that saved my bacon
(plus other parts of my anatomy)
was that I had not locked us out of
the channel that was to carry the
Lorena looked at me a little
strangely when I asked to borrow
the office telephone at the end of
our negotiations. "You don't think
he'd give me a cell phone, do you?
I'd probably dial Bangladesh by mis-
take and not know how to turn the
silly thing off!" She dialed the num-
ber for me, then passed the receiver
through the small opening in her
service window. When Andrew
growled hello, I quickly explained
that the tech would be at our house
the next morning. I swear his
response of "Very well" sounded
more like "You live."
A very nice young man showed
up the next morning, made our
remote go boop-beep several times,
and left. Our viewing pleasure was
once again unlimited. Shortly after
that young man's departure, I
received my remedial remote con-
trol instruction. It is now indelibly
engraved on my brain: the Curtins
Only need to turn on the television,
VCR and DVD players. We heed to
adjust the volume. Upon occasion,
we need to hit the pause button on
the VCR or DVD. And we need to
know how to turn everything off.
The rest of those pretty buttons are
just there for decoration.
And Lorena? The last time I saw
her, she had her head cradled in her
arms on her desk. laughing uncon-
trolUably. I have that effect on some

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FBMS fine arts on DVD
Don't miss this opportunity
to see the Fine Arts
Department at Fernandina
Beach Middle School in action.
It all has been captured on
DVD by FMIB Productions
and has been made available to
the public. "An Evening With
the Arts" showcases the tal-
ents of the students during the
holiday season.
To obtain a copy, call Shaw
ICt FBMS at 321-5867. A
.S10 donation is requested. All
proceeds will be used to pur-
chase art materials.
Breakfast for dinner
The Tran'sitioning Adult
Program of Fernandina Beach
High School (TAP) is holding
a "Breakfast for Dinner" fund-
raiser sponsored by Kmart of
Fernandina Beach. On March
10 from 5-7.p.m., enjoy all you
can eat (eggs, sausage, bacon
and pancakes) for s5 per per-
son. All proceeds will benefit
the TAP program for 18-22
year old trainable and educa-
ble mentally handicapped stu-
Rummage sale
B'Amelia Island Montessori
School vill hold a fund-raiser
"Rtimmage Sale" on March 11
and,12 at the corner of 14th
and lime streets in front of the
movie theater.
The Amelia Island
Montessori PTO is currently
taking donations. Call 261-6610
to arrange the drop off or pick-
up of items.
Proceeds will go to help
build the school's new facility,
planned for Amelia Park. ,
Jazz night
Enjoy an evening of jazz
and entertainment March 15 at
6:30 p.m. in the Fernandina
Beach High School multipur-
pose room.
Tickets are $10 per person
and include a buffet dinner of
heavy hors 'd'oeuvres, desserts
and beverages.
Stroll down memory lane
spanning the decades of jazz
from the 1920s to the 1950s.
The school's national champi-
on cheerleaders will be the
chorus girls and dancers.
This is a multidisciplinary
project involving the FBHS
Jazz Band, cheerleaders, FBHS
Culinary Arts as well as the
help and support of
students, faculty and staff.
Many community organiza-
tions and enterprises are donat-
ing time and merchandise.
For more information, con-



tact Ray MacQueen at the high
school, 491-7937.
Lucky Kids 4H Club
Parents looking for a fun
activity for their children
between the ages of 5-18 may
bring them to the Family
Education Center/Full Service
School on Felmor Road in
Yulee on the third Friday of
each month for 4-H meetings.
There is no cost to join. The
next meeting is March 18 from
3:30-5 p.m. If you have any
questions call (904) 879-1019.
A variety of activities are
planned for Spring Break
Camp 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 21-25 for ages 4-12 at
Atlantic Elementary and Yulee
Primary cafeterias.
Cost is $80 per week. Drop-
in rate is $25 per day. There is
a $5 registration fee which is
waived for YMCA members
and current Pryme Time par-
ticipants. Parents may register.
at the YMCA, Atlantic
Elementary or Yulee Primary.
Friendship School
Friendship School at
Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ is enrolling students for
the 2005-6 school year. Classes
are available for ages 1-3. Class
sizes are small so space is limit-
ed. Call 261-9760 and ask for
Fall registration
Registration for the fall
school year is open at the
Amelia Island Parent
Cooperative Preschool for chil-
dren ages 2,3 and 4 years.
The school is run by parents
, who take turns asstipg tea.ch-__
ers in the classroom. 'ft is locat-
ed in the Peck Center on 516
South 10th St. Children must
reach school age by Sept. 1.
Space is limited. Call 261-1161.
Montessori openings
The Amelia Island Montes-
sod School is now accepting
applications for the 2005-6
school year. Openings are
available for children aged 18
months through kindergarten.
The toddler program is for
children 18 months to three
years old. The primary pro-
gram is for children aged 3 to
6. Toddler and primary classes
meet daily, 9 a.m. to noon, with
kindergarten dismissal at 2:45
p.m. Before and after school
care is available.
Call 261-6610 for more
information or visit www.

Studies show music makes kids smarter

For the News-Leader

Try to imagine a world without
music. There would be no music on
TV, radio, in movies, video games,
on computers, at school' or in
church. Music fills our lives with
beauty., Everyone in the world can
communicate, through the lan-
guage of music since it breaks the
barriers of culture, race, creed, reli-
gion and politics. It is part of our
personal development, expression,
imagination and creativity.
Past research has proven that
music reaches the mentally chal-
lenged, physically disabled, emo-
tionally disturbed, blind, elderly
and especially the young. It is a

means of emphasizing learning
mathematics, social studies, lan-
guage arts, reading, science and
many other skills our young people
study in school daily.
Through a well-planned music
program, children can experience
many positive musical activities
such as playing instruments,
singing, learning music theory/his-
.tory and skills, performing in musi-
cals and acting in dramas.
Today, researchers are proving
that studying music makes kids
smarter. An article published in
Neurological Research finds that a
two-year study of preschoolers pro-
vided interesting results. Psycholo-
gist Dr. Frances Rauscher and
physicist Dr. Gordon Shaw conclu-

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ded children who received piano/
keyboard training performed 34
percent higher on test measuring
spatial-temporal ability than others.
Studies indicate music training gen-
erates the neural connections used
for abstract reasoning, including
those necessary for understanding
mathematical concepts. I
The American Music Confer-
ence website, www.amc-music.
org/research_briefs.htm, provides
a long list of scientific research with
new data about music's relation-
ship to brainpower and academic
achievement in math, science and
language arts. Fqrbes.com recent-
ly published an article called
"Sorry, Kids, Piano Lessons Make
You Smarter." In the article it

claims that "new research shows
young students' IQ's rose nearly
three points more than their
untrained peers" after nine months
of piano lessons.
The Musit Educators National
Conference has proclaimed the
month of March as Music In Our
Schools Month (MIOSM). This
year's theme is Music: The Heart
of Education.
Parents and interested com-
munity citizens are invited to attend
any of the music classes at Callahan
Intermediate School. Come out.
Sing along. You just may have fun
and learn something too!
Mary Ann Salis is the music
teacher at Callahan Intermediate

Driven tosucceed
Dale Braddock, principal of Hilliard Middle-Senior
High School has come up with the CAT Car Contest
Braddock, left,, teamed up with Rick Keffer, owner of
Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep, to give away a white
1996 Jeep Cherokee to one freshman or sophomore
who greatly improves his or her score on this year's
reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test.
"Dale asked me if I could donate a used car to use as
a reward for his students," Keffer said. "I agreed
because I like the concept of setting a goal for the kids
and having a reward for those who attain it. I'm happy
to participate in this program, and I hope it achieves
the desired results."
'Braddock said he hopes offering a coveted reward
will inspire his students to try harder on the FCAT.
After the test scores are in likely on the last day of
school in late May -one freshman and one sophomore
from each level who has most improved his or her
reading test score will have a chance to pick a car key
out of bag. Only one of the keys will start the Cherokee.
The car will go to the student with the matching key.

Clean water act
Margaret Embry (center) of
Amelia Island and a senior at
Green Mountain College in'
Poultuey, Vt, learns how to
use a high-tech water filtra-
tion device for her cell biolo-
gy course. Also pictured are
senior Rob Marino, of West
Chester, Pa., and Professor
Natalie Coe. The college
acquired the state-of-the-art
filtration unit through a grant
from the National Science


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FCCJ scholarships
Nassau County high school
seniors interested in competing
for Florida Community College
scholarships for the 2005-6 aca-
demic year must apply by Feb. 28
to receive consideration for the
following scholarships:
Academic Achievement
Eddie Reynolds Memorial
FCCJ/FAMU 2+2 Transfer
General Academic
Herbert Fishler
Scholarships (Fernandina Beach
High School only);
Touch Tomorrow
Scholarship for Young Women.
FCCJ awards several hundred
scholarships each year to seniors
who graduate from Nassau and
Duval county high schools. The
awards range from $500 to
Contact the high school guid-
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application and information, or
call the FCCJ Nassau Center at
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Woman's Club
Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club is raising money to support
its scholarship fund.
Scholarships are presented to
senior women at Fernandina
Beach High School during the
May meeting. I.ast year three
$1,000 scholarships were award-
ed to three FBHS senior women.
Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club currently has tickets avail-

able for $1 donation for a chance
to win one of the following:
18 holes of golf for four at
The Golf Club of Amelia Island.
Sunday brunch for 4 at
Amelia Island Plantation
Golf at Long Point on
Amelia Island Plantation ($20
cart fee)
$100 savings bond from
First Coast Community Bank
Tickets are available from
Woman's Club members and
Little Women. The drawing will
be held at the Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club April 6 meeting.
Eligible Fernandina Beach
High School senior girls may
pick up an application in the high
school guidance office. The dead-
line is March 1.

Association of Realtors
The Florida Association of
Realtors (FAR) announces its
2004-5 Scholarship/Essay
Contest. Open to high school
seniors, entrants are eligible for
up to $6,500 in scholarship fund-
ing, with a total of $41,000 avail-
To enter, students submit an
essay of 500 words or less,
addressing the topic "How Does
A Realtor Professional Benefit
The Community?"
Nassau County's three high
schools have already received a
packet containing the rules.
Entries must be submitted to
FAR no later than March 25.
For further information, con-
tact your high school guidance
office or call Sherry at the
Amelia Island-Nassau County
Association of Realtors at

DAR scholarships
The Amelia Island Chapter
Daughters of the'American
Revolution will award three $500

scholarships this school year.
There will be one recipient from
each of the three Nassau County
high schools.
The award will go to the top
qualifying graduating'high school
senior who is accepted to a
school of higher education.
This will be AIDAR's third
year awarding a scholarship to a
graduating senior.
The chapter began this pro-
gram by granting a single $500
scholarship and has since
expanded to three.
Interested students must
obtain the application package
from their guidance department.
Return them to the guidance
office by March 28 before
1 p.m.
Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of
Nassau County is offering two
scholarship of $1,000 each to
deserving high school seniors
from Fernandina Beach High
School, West Nassau High
School, or Hilliard Senior High
School. The scholarship may be
applied toward a two- or four-year
program at the university or jun-
ior college level. The deadline is
April 8. Applications are available
at the counselor's office at each
A scholarship committee will
evaluate all applicants on their
scholastic ability, participation in
community activities, moral char-

acter and need. The selected
applicant will be notified in writ-
ing by May 6.

NCCDC scholarships
Scholarship applications for
the Nassau County Community-;
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers Memorial
Scholarship and the Peck
Memorial Scholarship are now
available in the guidance office at
Fernandina Beach High School.
The NCCDC general scholar-'
ship is available at West Nassau
and Hilliard High Schools.
The Rychard-Lottie-Annie
Cook $1,000 Scholarship for
African American Students is
available at each Nassau County'
High School. Completed applica-'
tions are due by April 19. Seniors
should contact the guidance
office at each high school for
more information or call (904)

ACT scholarship
Scholarship applications are
available at Amelia Community
Theatre, 209 Cedar St., and the
guidance office at Fernandina
Beach High School for the ACT
Applicants do not have to
major in theater arts in college to
be eligible to receive the scholar-
Selection criteria is based on
volunteer activities with ACT or
other arts organizations, academ-
ic achievement and financial aid.
Applications must be returned to
ACT by April 2.
Call 261-6749 for information
or to pick up an application.




The Southeastern Indepen-
dent Bestseller List, as brought
to you by Book Sense and SEBA,
for the week ended Sunday, Feb.
20. Based on reporting from the
independent booksellers of the
Southeastern Booksellers
Association and Book Sense.

1. The Broker,
John Grisham,
2. Honey-.
moon, James
Little Brown,
3. The Same Sweet Girls,
Cassandra King, Hyperion,
4. The Five People You Meet
in Heaven,
Mitch Albom, Hyperion,
5. State of Fear, Michael
Crichton, HarperCollins,
6. Night Fall, Nelson DeMille,
Warner, $26.95
7. Gilead, Marilynne
Robinson, FSG, $23
8. I Am Charlotte Simmons,
Tom Wolfe, FSG, $28.95
9. A Salty Piece of Land,
Jimmy Buffett; Little Brown,
10. The Da Vinci Code, Dan
Brown, Doubleday, $24.95

1. Blink, Malcolm bladwell,
Little Brown, $25.,95
2. French
Women Don't,
Get Fat, .Mireille
Guiliano, Knopf,
3. Bob
Greene's -
Total Body
Bob Greene,
S&S, $25
4. Collapse,
Jared Diamond, Viking,
5. tod's Politics, Jim Walli_.
H rperSanF O,..24 5
6.,Your BOcw, Joel
Osteen. Warner. $19.99
7. America (The Book), Jon
Stewart and The Daily Show
Staff, Warner, $24.95
8. Juiced, Jose Canseco,
ReganBooks, $25.95
9. He's Just Not That Into
You, Greg Behrendt, Liz
Tuccillo, S&S, $19.95
10. Winning the Future,
Newt Gingrich, Regnery,

1. The Kite Runner, Khaled
Hosseini, Riverhead, $14
2. The Shadow of the Wind,
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Penguin,
3. The Curious
Incident of the
Dog in the
Mark Haddon,
Vintage, $12
4. The Other
Boleyn Girl,
Philippa, .
Gregory,, '
Scribner, $15
5. The Time Traveler's
Wife, Audrey Niffenegger,
Harvest, $14

1. Bad Cat, Jim
Edgar, '
Workman. ..,t
$9.95 .
2. Reading "'
Lolita in .' ; fs
Tehran, .
Azar Nafisi. t
$13.95 .i ,; .. :.
3. The Devil in the White
City, Erink Larson,,Vintage,
$14.95 ,
4. The Tipping Point,
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay,
$14.95.;,.:. ,
5. Don't Think of an
Elephant, George Lakoff,
Chelsea Green, $10

1. Angels &
Demons, ban
Brown, Pocket,
2. Islands,
Anne Rivers
3. The Last
Juror, John
Grisham, Dell, $7.99
4. To Kill a Mockingbird,
Harper Lee, Warner, $6.99
5. The Notebook, Nicholas
Sparks, Warner, $7.50




A vivid description

of life in Afghanistan

Title: The Kite Runner
AuthorKhaled Hosseini
With all the nexv coming out of the .'
Middle East in recent times, have you
ever wanted to know more about '
how the native peoples really live and
perceive their troubled times. .
Here is a book that gives a vivid
description of life in'Afghanistan dur- '
ing the last days of its monarchy and
through the invasions by Russian
That turbulence and violence
provide the background for a com-
pelling story of family and friendship. The
story centers on two boys Amir, the privileged
son of Baba, a Kabul businessman-who is not atten-
tive to his son, afid Hassan; the son of Baba's ser-
Amir and Baba flee to America as the political'
environment of Afghanistan changes when the
Sovieis invade. Amir is haunted by his cowardice
and disloyalty to Hassan. Eventually. Amir attends
college, marries and becomes a writer. He decides

to return to Kabul to determine the
S -., fate of Hassan's son and to seek his
own redemption for his past treat-
;: I -. ment of Hassan.
S The book is moving and full of
adventure; it is engrossing unforget-
!Al table. It is fiction and yet the author
lived through these times; like the
hero, Amir, he escaped to California
and later returned to revisit Kabul and
experience. Look at the author's bio on
his website: www.khaledhosseini.com
"If you enjoy this novel, perhaps you
would be interested in other books about
There are several in the collection of
the Nassau County Public Libraries. Go to
www.read.nassau.lib.fl.us, click on WebCat and use
"Afghanistan" as a keyword. You will find two inter-
esting biographies by Afghan women: Zoya's Story
by Zoya with John Follain and Rita Cristofari and
My forbidden face by Latifa as well as many other
Tren Pctison is manager of the Nassau County
Libraries' iet' biancli

Organizers of the Amelia Book
Island Festival announced an
innovative fundraising program
that will offer a five-night cruise to
Key West and Nassau in the
Bahamas. Selected authors from
past festivals will be aboard to
offef lectures and discussion
There will be time to visit
Ernest Hemingway's home in Key
West, participate in book discus-
sions and hear noted authors
Steve Berry and Stuart B. McIver
speak. Berry is the author of the
bestselling thrillers The Amber
Roomn and The Romanov Prophecy,
and Mclver's books include
Hemingway's Key West and Death
in the Everglades.
Festival attendees have
enjoyed the presentations of both
Mclver and Barry and will now
have an opportunity to spend
more time with each of these pop-
ular authors.
The Carnival Cruise Line's
Celebration is scheduled to

For more information
Amelia Book Island
Festival: visit www.book-
island.org, e-mail festival
planners at info@ book
island.org. or call the Amelia
Book Island Festival hotline
at 491-8176.
Amelia Book Island
Festival Cruise: For more
information or to make
reservations, call Ange
Wallace at The Travel
Agency at 261-5914 or toll-
free at (800) 872-7122.

depart Jacksonville Nov. 5. Fares
start at $400. The $25 of your
cruise price that goes to the
Amelia Book Island Festival will
be matched by the Carnival
Cruise Line. deposits are due in
March. The Travel Agency is
coordinating this offering.

"What could be better than
enjoying a cruise with fellow book
lovers while supporting a good
cause?" said Don Parker, chair-
man of the Amelia Book Island
Festival. "We're thrilled to be able
to offer this great deal to the com-
The annual Amelia Book
Island Festival, to be held Sept. 29
to Oct. 2, will continue its tradition
of bringing authors and readers
together for author-led talks and
readings, panel discussions,
receptions and book signing.
The popular festival features more
than 30 renowned authors of nov-
els, nonfiction, mystery, history,
biography, Southern literature,
poetry, children's stories and
more. Attendees have the oppor-
tunity to meet authors and partici-
pate in discussions, workshops,
luncheons and other special
events. The festival is dedicated to
promoting literacy, love of the
written word and the community
of writers and readers.


Reader's paradise

Amelia Book Island
Festival has announ-
ced an exciting new
opportunity for enthu-
siastic readers a
cruise with your
favorite festival authors. The
cruise ship leaves Nov. 15.
Books galore a reader's
paradise books at bargain
prices. Help support your local
library and stock up on good
reads. The annual library book
sale is and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at the
Fernandina Woman's Club, 201

Jean Lafitte Blvd. If you
want to come to the pre-
view party Friday night,
consider becoming a
Friend of the Library.
Information and appli-
cations are available at your
local library.
We want to hear from you.
What do you like about our book
page and what would you like to
see? Tell me about your current
"favorite" book. We will share
your feedback next month.
Dickie Anderson, Book Editor


County residents may not
kno\% how much information is
available and right at their local
public library. The Nassau
County Public Libraries offers
free databases for information
and fun to Nassau County resi-
dents and students.
A sampling of information
that can be accessed at library
branches or from your own
home computer:
LEARN-A-TEST: Practice
ASVAB, Firefighter, EMT, GED,
Law Enforcement.tests, Postal
Worker's test, Cosmetology,
Real Estate tests, CBEST- teach-
ing, U.S. Citizenship test and
EBSCOhost: Three free
databases to use:
MasterFILE Elite: Provides

full text for nearly 1,950 periodi-
,cals covering nearly all subjects
including general reference,
business, health, and much
more. (Great for history, current
events, science)
Novelist: Fiction database
for all ages.
Newspaper Source: Provides
full text for 180 regional U.S.
newspapers, eighteen interna-
tional newspapers, six
newswires, and nine newspaper
columns, (for a total of 213 full
text newspapers and other
Database containing biogra-
phies, current events, pictures,
country facts, maps, 2004 Kids
World Almanac, Spotlight topic
for each month, encyclopedia
entries and much more.

Library book sale March 45

Getting away
with murder
The Nassau Writers and
Poets Society recently
honored Books Plus
owner Don Shaw, left,
and David Tuttle, for
their contributions to
the success of the
society's book,
Murder in Fernandina.

The sixth Friends of the
Library Book Sale will be March
4-5 at the Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd.
The savings and selection are
just great as in years past but
the location has changed to the
Woman's Club behind the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center on Atlantic Avenue.
Sale hours are 5-7 p.m.
Friday for members of Friends
of the Library (ask your librari-
an how to join) and 9 a.m. to 5

p.m. Saturday for the general
Books are priced from 50
cents to $2, with specially priced
collector's items, including first
editions, autographed volumes,
current bestsellers and rare edi-
tions. DVDs, CDs, paperbacks
and other items are also avail-
All proceeds benefit pro-
grams sponsored by the Friends
of the Library, Fernandina
Beach in support of the adult
and children's services.



Author Marsha Dean Phelts accepts a hug and a plaque from Neil Frink, president of the
Association for the Study and Preservation of African American History of Nassau County, dur-
ing the African-American Read-In Chain earlier this month at the Fernandina Beach branch
library. The association recognized Phelts for her contributions to advancing black history
through literature. Phelts, who wrote An American Beach for African Americans, began the pro-
gram by reading from her new children's manuscript, Twenty Pieces of Peppermint Candy. Local
artist and Fernandina Beach High School art instructor Rhonda Bristol will illustrate the book.

Book lovers cruise set


Tuesday, March 1 routinely won and lost Brent
Callahan library First Monahan uses it as the site of an
Tuesday Book Group dis- 1899 crime in his novel.
cussion 6:30 p.m. Monahan pits Sheriff John Le
Friday, March 4 Brun against none other than
Woman's Club, 201 Jean Lafitte J.P. Morgan, as the former
- Friends of the Library Book attempts to solve the murder of
Sale Preview Party 5-7 p.m. a club member and the latter
.Saturday, March 5 9 attempts to dismiss the crime,
a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Woman's Club, for personal reasons, as the
201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Sale is work of a local poacher.
open to book dealers and the Ongoing -'One Book,
general public. One Community. One Book,
Tuesday, March 15 One Community is an opportuni-
Books Plus, Centre Street 7 ty for everyone to read the same
p.m. Open Book Club The book and discuss the ideasahd
'Jekyll Island Club by Brent issues raised. This year, Letter
Monahan. Book notes: From its From Home by Carolyn Hart is
incorporation in 1886 to the the selected title. Carolyn Hart
early years of World War II, was a featured author at this
Georgia's Jekyll Island played year's Amelia Book Island
host to the Jekyll Island Club, Festival. For further details, visit
where members controlled an www. read.nassau.lib.fl.us.
obscene portion of the world's Additions to the monthly cal-
wealth and the fortunes and endar? Contact: dickiemm@bell-
fates of men and nations were south.net.


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Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Closed Sun Closed: Sat, Sun
Library Director: Dawn Bostwick library Manager. Teen Peterson
Assistant Director: Janet Loveless Library Assistant: Patti Thirsk
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Callahan, FL 32011 Bryceville, FL 32009
(904) 879-3434 (904) 266-9813
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Tues: noon-8 p.m. Thurs: noon-8 p.m.
Closed Sun, Wed Closed: Mon, Fri, Sun
Library Manager: Lucinda Watkins library Manager: Carole Conrad
library Assistant: Susan McKenney library Assistant Stephanie Smith
Library Assistant: Stephanie Smith
Friends of the library
Hilliard Are you interested in helping
37177 Pecan St. at the library?
Hilliard, FL 32046 Talk tothe library staff about the
(904) 845-2495 many volunteer opportunities
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a healthy


study sponsored by
the North American
Association for the
Study of Obesity has shown
that a combination of exer-
cise and limiting intake to
less than 1,800 calories per
day is necessary for a sus-"
tained weight reduction.
While crash and fad diets
may lead to a rapid weight
reduction, all too commonly
the weight is gained back
after the diet is stopped.
Co-sponsored by the
American Diabetes
Association, the study looked
at a group of 5,000 people
who maintained an average
weight loss of 30 pounds for
six years. Walking was the
most common form of exer-
cise with participants walk-
ing at least a mile a day,
which burns an average of
250 calories per hour of exer-
cise. The Association recom-
mends that people try to
work up to a walking pro-
gram of four miles per day.

Motorcycle deaths
Every now and then I see
some guy cruising by on a
Harley out for a weekend
ride, and I think that sure
would be fun. Then I think
back to my days working at
the trauma center and
remember those guys lying
there, torn to pieces from
crashing their bikes, and
decide against the Harley. As
fun as they are, I always feel
that they are just too risky.
Well, the national data backs
me up.
Over the past 10 years,
the number of motorcycle
deaths in the 40 plus-age,,
gr -'T, :,i mr_.rd lhari ripfiled, "
according the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration. Some have
suggested that this popula-
tion is simply buying more
bike than their aging and out
of practice body can handle.
In fact, the number of deaths
has nearly doubled just over
the last five years. Experts
also point to older riders
either having limited experi-
ence or not having ridden in
a number of years, combined
with the fact that eyesight
and reflexes are diminishing.

Dogs detect cancer
Everyone is familiar with
the concept of training dogs
to search for drugs. You
show them the drug, teach
them to recognize the smell
and then train them to go
after it and signal once they
have found it. Well, the
results from a British med-
ical journal suggest that dogs
could be used to detect blad-
der cancer as well.
Six dogs underwent a
seven-month training session
to recognize the smell of the
urine of bladder cancer
patients. They were then
given a test, showing them
both "normal urine" and
"cancer urine." The dogs
would then lie down next to
the sample that was from the
cancer patient. The results
showed that the dogs were
three times more likely than
chance alone to recognize
the sample from the cancer
Other similar case
reports can be found in the
medical literature. In one
such case, a patient reported
that his dog just wouldn't
quit smelling one of his
moles. Once he had it
checked out, it was found to
be melanoma. It was
removed and likely saved the
man's life.
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding
sports, medicine and safety It
is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by
your regular doctor It is only

designed to offer guidelines on
the prevention, recognition
and care of injuries and ill-
ness. Specific concerns should
be discussed with your physi-
cian. Mail your questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., Sports
Medicine, 1250 S. 18th
Street, Suite 204, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. For
appointments, call 261-8787
or visit www.gsmithmd.com.





The Fernandina Beach High School cheerleaders collected another national title over the weekend. The varsity squad cap-
tured the World Spirit Federation's cheer and national dance championship trophy during the 2005 Windy City Showdown in
Chicago, Ill., Saturday and Sunday. The Pirate cheerleaders captured first place at the American Grand National
Championships in Las Vegas in December.

Another title for Pirate cheerleaders

A group of Fernandina Beach High School
students have had a lot to cheer about over the
last two months. The Pirate cheerleaders com-
plemented their American Grand National
Championships title in December with last
weekend's win in the Windy City Showdown
in Chicago, Ill.
"Even though this was a smaller competi-
tion than Vegas, it was a great reparation for
"The girls bonded as team and proved that
hard work pays off. We had several girls do
new tumbling skills."
The routine was the same the squad put on
the floor in Vegas, but the players were dif-
"The girls were very nervous the first day
because, for five of them, it was their first big
competition," Roland said. "The veterans were
nervous because every stunt group from the
Vegas competition had changed. This group
only practiced a month together before leaving
for Chicago."
The squad hadn't performed the routine in
competition in a smaller venue with its new
"They threw it for the first time on the com-
petition field," Roland said. "We didn't know
how they would handle the pressure. The vet-
erans said they were more nervous in Chicago
than in Vegas. They were No. 1 and wanted to
defend it."
Roland praised her two seniors, Alicia
Lambert and Heather VanPuymbrouck.
"Both girls did an excellent job motivating
the team and showing leadership and dedica-
tion skills," Roland said.
The first day of the competition accounted
for a third of the squad's total score and.
Sunday's score made up two-thirds.
"We had to compete against the score
because we were the only all-girls varsity
squad," Roland said. "It's harder. You have no
idea. how to compare yourself to the score.

Coaches Debbi Roland, left, and Chris Jacques pose with seniors Alicia Lambert,
second from left, and Heather VanPuymbrouck.

We beat the co-ed team with seven boys on
FBHS scored a 7.94 out of a possible 10
and their co-ed counterparts scored a 7.57.
Sunday's scores are in the mail, Roland said.
"They were thrilled about it," Roland said.
The cheerleaders received a trophy, banner
and national championship jackets from the
Windy City Showdown.
Roland said she plans to assemble a stunt
group to compete in the spring, but in the
meantime, the girls continue their gymnas-

Three top Russians join

Bausch & Lomb field

Anastasia Myskina, Elena Dementieva
and Nadia Petrova have officially commit-
ted to play in the 26th annual Bausch &
Lomb Championships April 4-10 at Amelia
Island Plantation.
Myskina, Dementieva and Petrova will
join a competitive field for the 2005 Bausch
& Lomb Championships crown that already
includes No. 1 in the world and the 2004
defending champion Lindsay Davenport,
No. 3 in the world and the 2005 Australian
Open winner Serena Williams and No. 8 in
the world and the 2002 Bausch & Lomb
Championships winner Venus Williams.
"Last year's Grand Slams clearly showed
that the young Russian players are a force
on the tour with Myskina winning the
French, Sharapova capturing Wimbledon
and Kuznetsova taking the U.S. Open. Their
style of play is exciting and Myskina,
Dementieva and Petrova will certainly be
ones to watch at this year's Bausch & Lomb
Championships," said tournament direc-
tor, John Arrix.
Myskina, currently ranked No. 5 in the
world, holds nine career singles titles. Last
season was the best of her career as she
captured her first Grand Slam singles title
at Roland Garros. By downing compatriot
Dementieva in two sets, Myskina became
the first Russian Grand Slam singles winner.
I She went on to defend two singles titles at

Doha and Moscow. Her best posting in the
early 2005 season was at Antwerp, where
she was a semifinalist before falling to
Venus Williams.
Myskina last played at the Bausch &
Lomb Championships in 2002, where she
lost to eventual tournament champion
Venus Williams in the round of 16.
The 2003 Bausch & Lomb Champion-
ships winner, Dementieva, will be making
her sixth consecutive Amelia Island appear-
ance. On the road to her 2003 win at Amelia
Island, she upset top seeds Amanda
Coetzer, Daniela Hantuchova, Justine
Henin-Hardenne and Davenport to become
the tournament's lowest seed (No. 10) to
win the coveted trophy.
Dementieva reached the quarterfinals in
the 2001 and 2002 Bausch & Lomb Cham-
pionships as well. She holds four career
singles titles and is currently ranked No. 7
in the world. She claimed her most recent
singles title in 2004 at Hasselt.
A two-time Bausch & Lomb Champion-
ships semifinalist, Petrova will make her
fifth tournament appearance. In 2001,
Petrova pushed Coetzer to three sets before
losing to her in the semifinal round.
At last year's tournament on Amelia
Island, Petrova beat out the No. 2 seed,
TENNIS Continued on 16A

tics classes with coach Chris Jacques at the
Atlantic Recreation Center nightly.
In addition to VanPuymbrouck and Lam-
bert, the squad included veterans Brittany
Brown, Tiffany Davis, Amanda Hardy, Kirby
Kitler, Chelsea Leeper, Sarah Malcolm, Kellyn
Pope, Kyla Roberts, Bailee Roland, Ashley
Stringfield, Tracey Stubits, Brooke Teal and
Emily Williams. Monica Burford, Francesca
Ferrera, Leah McCormick, Crystal Scott and
Katie Skinner moved up from the junior varsity
squad for the Chicago competition.



finish 18th

in region

Benecke nearly

qualifies for state


The Fernandina Beach High
School wrestling team traveled to
Crestview Friday for the two-day
Class 2A Region 1 tournament and
finished 18th of the 33 teams. Ten
Pirate wrestlers competed indi-
vidually, but none qualified for the
state tournament.
"The level of competition was
excellent," FBHS Coach Mike
Emanuel said. "All 10 Fernandina
Beach wrestlers had chances to
advance but. in most-cases. were
beaten by better wrestlers' -.
That wasn't the case for a pair
of Pirate grapplers, according to
Christian Benecke'was .a win
away from state when he was beat-
en in the semifinals. Up 3-1, the
senior was called forstaling twice,
sending the match into two oter-
time periods.
"(Benecke) was cautioned for
stalling." Emanuel said "It %as a
judgment call "
"'The kid held on for dear life
and won 1.3." Emanuel said of
Benecke's Bar tram Trail opponent.
Aaron Moore.
Duncan Da is. also a senior.
was up 10 1 when he was pinned.
just missing qualify ing for the
in ihe third period. Duncan
makes a mistake and the kid puts
him on his back and pinned him."
Emanuel said 'Christian and
Duncan deserved to go to state) "
After Friday's first round.
Benecke was the lone Pirate still
At 103 pounds. Austin Rankin
lost by pin twice (4:27. 2591. James
Devlin (112 pounds) won in 1:05.
lost in 3:27 and lost by decision
Daniel Perrone (119) won in
3:12. lost by technical fall 15.0 and
lost in 4-58 Freshman Jamie
Crowther (125) lost in 44 seconds
and in 2-18
Benecke ,(140) won by major
decision 14-5, won by pin in 2:36,
lost 4-3 in double overtime and lost
by decision 5-4. Davis (145) lost
in 2:48, won in 1:39 and lost in 4:42.
Kurt Foutz (152) lost by deci-
sion 10-4 and lost in 2:30. CJ
Zumbar (171) lost.in 5:23 and in
Luis Zambranb (215) lost in
1:55 and by Odecisiop -6,
Heavyweight Tony Cruz lost iin
1:15 and in 1:29. ;
The Pirates will hold their: ban'
quet at 7 p.m. March 29 in th6
FBHS cafeteria.


Bobby Brown of Fernandina Beach is a two-time winner in Jacksonville and
drives the 2004 Chevy Silverado, above, for Wild Gator Racing team. He will
be at Alltel Stadium Saturday night for the Monster Jam Monster Truck show,
competing in the United States Hot Rod Association Division I, East Coast, in
the pro stadium truck class. Rory Campbell is the division points leader, but
Brown is confident he will repeat a trip to the winner's circle. He won in 1998
and in 2001. "Alltel Stadium is my hometown, and on Saturday night, we'll be
in the winner's circle," Brown told ProArena Truck World. A win would make
Brown the first three-time winner in Jacksonville. Dale Hair of Fernandina
Beach will also compete Saturday. The pit party starts at 3 p.m., qualifying
begins at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available
through Ticketmaster and cost $10-15. Brown is sponsored locally by Pye's
Equipment, Bill's Towing and Kelley Electrical. His national sponsors are
Skyjackers Suspensions and Interco Tires.

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Ricky Vickers Dennis Alderman

Senior hoopsters share spotlight

Carson Rodeffer is a senior at
Fernandina Beach High School
and is the school's student-athlete
of the week. He played basketball
for the Pirates.
An honor student, Rodeffer is
senior class vice president and a
member of the National Honor
Society, Link Crew and the
Teenage Republicans. He plans to
attend college after high school.
Ricky Vickers is a senior bas-
ketball player at West Nassau High
School. He scored a season-high 27
points against Middleburg.

Vickers boasts a 3.5 grade point
average and plans to attend the
police academy.
Dennis Alderman played bas-
ketball and football at Hilliard
Middle-Senior High School this.
year. He is a member of. the
Flashes track and field team this
Alderman :was an all-county'
football player and, for the Flashes
basketball team, scored a season-
high 14 points against Baldwin. In
track last season, Alderman quali-
fied for the regional meet in the

4xl00m, triple and long jumps and
the 100m.
He is an A-B student and plans
to study sports management after
The student-athlete program
honors Nassau County's top high
school athletic and academic
achievers, who are selected by
,their respective school's athletic
. director. The program is sponsored
by Rick Keffer Chrysler-Dodge-
Jeep, and those honored are listed
each week on signs outside the
dealership on A1A in Yulee.


Members of the Amelia
Island Runners ran the flag
from the Atlantic Recreation
Center to the McArthur
Family YMCA then across the '
Crady Bridge on Feb. 16 as .;-.' -
Spart of the Step Up Florida
-program, sponsored by the
Florida Department of Health '"" ." '..
to promote physical fitness. --- -
The flag was relayed from
Baker County, through .
Nassau County to Duval
County. The Recreation
Center offered free swim-
ming, the YMCA had free ,
exercise classes and there
was a large group of walkers
at the bridge to hand the flag
over to Duval County. -


March 1 Orange Park 3:00
March 8 Baker County 3:00
March 11-12 at Camden tournament TBA
March 15 Bishop Kenny 4:00
March 29 Providence 3:30
April 5 West Nassau 3:30
April 6 Paxon 4:00
April 7 Providence 3:00
April 14 Stanton 3:30
April 18-19 District at FBHS TBA
March 8 at West Nassau 3:30
March 12 at Forrest 3:30
March 19 at Bob Hayes Relays at Raines 8:00
March 31 County meet at West Nassau 3:30
April 2 at Ribault 3:30
April 8 Conference meet at Episcopal 3:30
April 14 at Bartram Trail 3:30
April 21 District meet at Raines TBA
April 29 Region meet at Tallahassee TBA
TBA State meet at Coral Springs TBA
Feb 25. at West Nassau 5/7:00
MarchA ,BISHOP KENNY* 4:30/6:30
March 3 at Episcopal 4:30/6:30
March 4 at Palatka 5/6:00
March 8 at Stanton* 4:30/6:30
March 106'" HILLIARD 6:00
March 11' at Orange Park 5/7:00
March 15 FIRST COAST* 5/7:00
March 17 NEASE (JV) 6:00
March 21 -22i Wolfson Tournament at Victoria Park
March 29 WEST NASSAU (JV) 6:00
April 5 at First Coast 5/7:00
April 7- -. -at Bishop Kenny 4/6:00
April 8 WEST NASSAU 6:00
April 11 at Nease 6:30
April 14 at Baker County 6:00
April 15 at Ridgeview 5:00
April 18 EPISCOPAL 4:30/6:30
Apnil 19 at Mandarin 6:30
April 21 at Hilliard 6:00
April 25-28 District tournament at Stanton TBA
' District games

Feb. 26 Trinity Chnstian" at UNF
Feb. 28 MARIST, Ga
March 4 at Winter Haven
March 5 at Lake Wales
March 10 ST. ANN'S, Va
March 11 '. at Stanton
March 15' at Raines
March 29 at First Coast
March 31 at Andrew Jackson.
April 8 at West Nassau
April 19 RAINES
April 21 at Bishop Kenny
April 28 at Fleming Island
May 2-5 District at First Coast
*Ben Watkins Memorial Tournament hosted by UNF
Feb. 28 at West Nassau
March 3 at Charlton County
March 7 at Fleming Island
March 11 STANTON
March 16 at Bishop Kenny
March 17 at First Coast



Marcn 21
March 28
March 30
April 2
April 4
April 5
April 7
April 11
April 13
April 16

March 10
March 11
March 15
March 17
April 4
April 5
April 7
April 11
April 12
April 14
April 18
April 19
April 21

at Orange Park
at Terry Parker
at University Christian
at Stanton
at Raines
at Richardson
at Lake City
at Femandina Beach
at Callahan
at Baker County
at Hilliard
Florida Crown Conference
County championship at FBMS

March 10 at FBMS
March 15 at Baker County
March 17 at Callahan
Feb. 25 at St. Johns Country Day
March 1 at St. Joseph's Academy
March 4 at Baldwin
March 7 at Arlington Country Day
March 10 at University Christian
March 17. at Charlton County
March 21-25 at Fernandina Beach tournament
March 29 at Trinity
April 11 at Providence
April 14 at First Coast Christian
April 19 TRINITY
April 26 at Baker County
April 28 at Union County
May 2-5 District at Providence
March 1 at St. Marys
March 4 at Camden
March 7 ST. MARYS
March 10 at Baker County*
March 15 at Callahan*
March 17 LAKE CITY*
March 31 at Hilliard
April 4 YULEE*
April 7 at Richardson*
April 11 CALLAHAN*
April 12 at Lake city*
April 15 at Yulee*
April 19 Conference championship
April 21 County championship
*conference games

March 8 at Hilliard
March 10 at Yulee
March 15 at Baker County
March 17 County championship-Callahan
March 18 at Bob Hayes Invitational







Carson Rodeffer

. through April 28.
Spring flag football is open to youths between
the ages of 6 and 14 (as of March 1). Register
through March 13. Practices are once a week and
games on Saturday mornings. Members play for
$40 and non-members play for $80 ($20 late fee
applies after March 13). Fees include uniform (jer-
sey only), any necessary equipment, referees and
participant award. Season runs MarCh 21 through
May 14.
Adult Flag Football. Register as a team (ages
18 and up). Practices are determined by the play-
ers and games are on Sunday afternoon. Members
play for $30 and non-members play for $60 ($20
late fee applies after March 13). Register through
March 13. Season runs March 21 through May 15.
T-Ball. League is open to children between the
ages of 4 and 7 (as of March 1). Practices are once
a week and games on Saturday afternoon.
Register March 1 through April 16. Members play
for $30 and non-members play for $60 ($20 late
fee applies after April 16). Fees include the uniform
(jersey only), necessary equipment (glove not
included) and participant award. Season runs April
25 through June 2.

Recreation roundup
The city of Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department is offering the following activities:
Adult softball registration will be held through
March 7 at the Atlantic Center for ages 18 and up.
Co-ed and men's leagues are offered. Team fee is
$370 (due by March 7). Captains meeting is March
10. Season begins March 21. Umpires and score-

Aqua 1 water aerobics is held every Monday
through Thursday from 9:15-10 a.m. at the Atlantic
Center pool. Cost is $5 per day or $45 per month
for city residents and $6 per day or $50 per month
for non-city residents. Weekly rates are available.
Water and wellness, a shallow water class that
stimulates joint health and improves stress man-
agement, muscular strength and endurance, is
held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2 p.m. at
the Atlantic Center pool. Fee is $30 per month for
city residents, $35 for non-city residents. Call Jesse
at 277-7350.
Atlantic Center pool is open from 3:30-6 p.m.
Monday through Friday and from 1-4 p.m. on
Saturday. The pool is closed Sundays. Admission
is $2 for city residents, $4 all others. Winter month-
ly passes are available for $20 individual or $35
family for city residents ($25 and $40, respectively,
for non-city).
Yoga is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from
7-8:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Center. Cost is $30 (two
months) for city residents ($32 non-city) or $5 per
Shotokan karate classes for ages 6 and up
with instructor Jerry Williamson are offered from
3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays at the
Atlantic Recreation Center. Fee is $40 monthly for
city residents ($45 for non-city). Uniforms are avail-
able through the instructor. Register at the Atlantic
Lap swim at the Atlantic Center runs from 6-9
a.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $2 for city res-
idents, $4 all others. Lap swim is also available
during public swim hours.


Calling all River Run participants keepers are needed. Contact Jason at 277-7350.
Six-week youth tennis clinics are offered at the
Robert and Jody Peters will host a free post- Central Park courts with instructor Lanny Kalpin
River Run party for all local runners. Hamburgers March 1 through April 11. Beginners (ages 5-8) on
And hotdogs will be provided, but drinks are BYOB. Wednesday or Fridays from 3:30-4;30 p.m.
Children are welcome. There will be a heated pool. Advanced beginners and intermediate (ages 7-12)
For information and to RSVP, contact Jody Peters on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:40-4:30 p.m.
at 206-1571. Fee is $48 for city residents, $53 for non-city resi-
dents. Intermediate to advanced and tournament
Shrimp Run level players on Fridays from 4:30-6 p.m. Fee is
The 2005 Shrimp Run, from Douglas, Ga., to $72 for city residents, $77 non-city. A minimum of
Slider's in Fernandina Beach will be held March four and a maximum of six participants for each of
19. Registration is $10 per person. Registration these clinics. Register at the Atlantic Center.
begins at 8 a.m. at the West Coffee Middle School Contact Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110.
in Douglas, Ga. Kickstands up at 9 a.m. Riders Six-week adult tennis clinics are offered at the
oug .Kist u Central Park courts with instructor Lanny Kalpin
may also join in Waycross, Ga. Registration begins March 1 through April 11 A 30/35 doubles clin
at 9 a.m. at Shoney's. Kickstands up at 10:15 a.m. March 1 through April 11. A 3.0/3.5 doubles clinic
All participants ride at their own risk. on Mondays from 10-11 a.m. or Wednesdays from
Call Rick Wood, Ronald Summerlin or Charles 6-7:30 p.m. Fee is $66 for city residents, $71 non-
Woods at (912) 383-7838. All proceeds go to The city residents. A 3.5/4.0 doubles clinic will be from
American Cancer Society Relay for Life. 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Fee is $66 for city residents,
$71 for non-city residents. A 3.0/3.5 singles clinic
will be held from 10-11 a.m. Wed-nesdays and a
Lifeguards needed 3.5/4.0 singles clinic will be held on Thursdays from
The McArthur Family YMCA is in need of life- 10-11 a.m. Fee is $66 for city residents, $71 for
guards and swim instructors this summer. non-city. Beginner clinic on Fridays from 10-11 a.m.
Applicants must be at least 16 years old and be A maximum of five participants in this clinic. Fee is
willing to work 20-35 hours a week. An on-site cer- $66 for city residents, $71 for non-city. A maximum
tification training will take place in April. The of five participants in each of these clinics. Register
McArthur Family YMCA is located at 1915 Citrona at the Atlantic Center. Contact Kalpin at 491-0255
Drive. Call Niki Stanford at 2Q1'-1080. or 557-8110.
Private, semi-private (two people) or group
KatieRideforLife .... (three or more) tennis lessons will be available in ,
morning or evening sessions at the Central Park
The Amelia Island Runners Club is forming a courts. Private fee is $40 per hour for city resi-
bicycle team to enter the first donor awareness dents, $45 non-city. Semi-private fee is $42 per
bicycling event, the Katie Ride for Life. on April 17. hour for city residents, $47 non-city. Group rate is
starting in Jacksonville. The ride raises funds to $44 per hour for city residents, $49 non-city. Call
increase awareness of the importance of organ Lanny Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110. Register at
and tissue donation. The one-day ride will feature a the Atlantic Center.
100k route for avid cyclists and a choice of a 60k or Home school tennis lessons in six-week ses-
30k ride for recreational enthusiasts of all ages. sions are available Monday through Thursday with
Join members of the Amelia Island Running either one-hour or 1 1/2-hour programs. Contact
Club for an informational meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday instructor Lanny Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110.
at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on South Fletcher Rates (one session per week for six weeks) are
Avenue. Call Jill Staples at 225-9424: or e-mail $48 for city residents, $53 non-city. Register at the
jillstap@enorthhampton.com or visit www.katie Atlantic Center.
ridefor life.org. Horse shoe competition will be held from noon
to 5 p.m. March 19 at the MLK Center. Register
Elm Street Little League through Feb. 28 at the Atlantic Center. Two-person
Elm Street Little League il hold ig-upsat teams; $20 team fee includes T-shirts. Call John at
Elm Street Little Leage wil hold signups at 277-7355.
Peck Center Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Minor Adult volleyball is held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
(ages 6-8), major (9-12) and senior (13-15) base-- Adult volleyball is held from 7-9 p.m.Tuesday
bages and major and senior (1416) 3 softball are and Friday, and from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Peck
offereball and major and senor Fee is $35. Call 5-166 Opening dayis Gym. Cost is $3 per day or $50 per month for city
offered. Fee is $35. Call 75-1663. Openingday i residents ($60 for county residents).
April 2.
April 2. ... Central Park tennis court keys are available at
the Atlantic Center for $5 refundable deposit.
Pop Warner Gymnastics.classes are being held at the
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner meets the third Atlantic Center for middle and high school children.
Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Atlantic Classes are held Mondays and Thursdays with
Avenue Recreation Center. Positions are still avail- beginners from 5-6 p.m. and intermediate students
able for the board. from 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. There is a limit of 13 per
For registration information, contact Randall class. Cost is $65 for the four-week session ($67
Mabe at 225-5474, John Spence at 261-3803 or for non-city residents). Elementary school children
Marna Hancock at 277-8768 or visit the website at may participate Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m.
www.fernandinabeachpopwarner.com. (grades 1-3), from 6-7 p.m. (grades 2-4) or from 7-
8 p.m. (grades 3-5). Limit of 13 per class. Cost is
Babe Ruth opening day$40 for four-week session ($42 non-city residents).
BabeRuth peningday Register at the Atlantic Center.
Fernandina Beach Babe RythQpggueioen,, ;., Qll,3gJn's English Soccer Camp is March
day is Mirc g a-nd ceremonies start at 1P a.m. 212-25;at the Fernandina Beach Athletic Complex'
Call 753-1622 for information, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 5-18. World-class
coaching from some of England's finest coaches.
Yulee Little League Cost is $156 per person ($10 discount for addition-
al sibling). Register at the Atlantic Center by March
Yulee Little League will hold a hit-a-thon March 18. Contact Ed Callaghan at (480) 775-2873 or
5 and opening day is March 12. Season ends the Jason at 277-7350.
weekend of May 28. Swim for the Fit of It uses swimming as the pri-
mary mode of exercise to achieve weight loss,
Bausch & Lomb tourney stress management and nutrition. Classes are from
The 2005 Bausch & Lomb Championships will 5:30-7 p.m. (eight-week session), beginning
take place for the 26th consecutive year in Wednesday at the Atlantic Center. Cost is $85 for
Femandina Beach April 4-10 at Amelia Island city residents, $90 non-city residents. For informa-
Plantation. The inaugural 2005 Bausch & Lomb' tion, contact Jesse at 277-7350.
Championships opening ceremony and parade are Advanced stroke clinics are designed for indi-
slated for April 2 at 11 a.m. on Centre Street. viduals who are familiar with the four competitive
Defending champion and current No. 1, Lindsay swim strokes and want to learn more. Six-week
Davenport, will receive the keys to the city from clinics on Saturdays at the Atlantic Center pool.
Mayor Greg Roland. There will also be giveaways, Fee is $35 for city residents, $40 non-city. Session
discount ticket offers and autograph sessions. I is from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and includes front crawl,
For ticket information, call 800-486-8366 or visit back crawl and tums. Session II is from noon to 1
the website at www.blchamps.com. p.m. and includes breast stroke, butterfly, turns and
starts. Call Jesse at 277-7350.
Group adult swim lessons for ages 17 and up
Sailing Club meets include instruction based on participants' individual
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first goals. Classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Tuesday of the month at the Kraft Athletic Club. and Thursdays at the Atlantic Center pool. Fee is
Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting $35 for city residents, $40 non-city.
starts at 7:30 p.m. Contact Roger Henderson (Vice Children's group swim lessons are Saturdays,
Commodore) at 753-2260 or Hanko Rosenblad beginning Feb. 26. Red Cross Level 4-5 is from 9-
(Commodore) at 491-1300. 9:45 a.m. and Level 2-3 and Level 4-5 are from 10-
10:45 a.m. Fee is $35 for city residents, $40 non-
YMCAprograms city. ..
r r S For private swim lessons, call Jesse at 277-
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering the fol- 7350. Single session (30 minutes) is $20 for city
lowing programs. Call 261-1080 for information, residents, $25 nqn-city. Four-session package is
SAdult basketball league. Register as a team $48 for city residents, $50 non-city. Eight-session
(ages 18 and up) through March 12. Games will be package is $88 for city residents, $90 non-city.
on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with inter- Free junior basketball court time for ages 18
league play being a possibility. Members play for and under at Peck Gym is held on Saturdays from
$45 and non-members play for $60 ($20 late fee 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maximum number of participants
applies after March 12). Season runs March 22 is 20, and school identification is required.

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Largemouth bass

biting in creeks...

C apt. Richard Sheets
reports largemouth
bass have been biting in
Lofton Creek during
recent warming spells. He guid-
ed Bill Ham to eight nice bass
while fishing with live shiners
under a small float recently.
"The bass were chasing live
shiners right up to the bank from
deep water and nailing them
right on the surface," Sheets
said. "We only fished the morn-
ing tide but had constant action
the whole morning. We lost a few
bass when they reached the
shoreline snags, but all and all, I
was really impressed with the
bass fishing and looking for a
good spring run of largemouth
during the next few months of
the spawning season."
Capt. Jim Allen reports bass
fishing in Rodman Reservoir is
also picking up.
"This week, we caught and
released a beautiful 10.4-pound
bass and caught from 10-15 bass
per day," he said. "However, our
last trip to Rodman was really a
rod bender. We caught and
released over 15 bass weighing
up to 8.5 pounds."
Rodman Reservoir is current-
ly in a draw down and all bass
have to be released until April 1.
Boaters can use the Kenwood
Landing to launch their boats. A
temporary boat ramp has been
Saltwater fishermen should
do quite well this weekend for
whiting and small black drum.
"The whiting have been fired
up," Capt. Tony Peeples said.
"We had a recent fishing trip
where we boated over a hundred
whiting and I have talked with
other saltwater fishermen that
have had similar success."
The annual run of big black

~drum is only
days away
and is often
signaled by
those aggra-
vating gnat
bites. Look
for big black
drum to
start biting
Terry Lacoss any day
now, as they
.. first migrate
ON THE into Nassau
WATER Sound, then
Main Beach
and finally
the deep waters of the St. Marys
Redfish continue to do well
during the falling tide while fish-
ing with live shrimp under a "
small float. Look for docks that
border oyster bars, creek
mouths or bars to harbor great
redfish action. Mud flats are also
holding schooling reds during
the last of the falling tide.
Sheepshead fishing should be
excellent this weekend at the St.
Marys south jetty rocks during
the last two hours of the falling
tide and the first two hours of the
rising tide. Live fiddler crabs and
barnacles fished along the rocks
are producing sheepshead
weighing to 10 pounds. High tide
Saturday will come at 10:04 a.m.
and high tide at 3:57 p.m. A full
moon occurred Thursday.
The News-Leader encourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphs of exceptional catches. We
will publish them in this space on
Friday. E-mail photos to
bjones@ibnewsleader com, mail
them to PO. Box 766, Fernan-
dina Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the News-Leader office at
511 Ash St. in Fernandina

Catfish are biting in many area freshwater rivers and often
weigh over 10 pounds. Bill Pinkston caught this beauty.

Hunt permits available
though license agents
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission will
begin accepting applications for
quota hunt permits and special-
opportunity hunt permits for
next year's hunting seasons
through its Total Licensing
System this summer.
This means hunters will sub-
mit their applications at any one
of the more than 600 license -
agents who sell hunting and fish-
ing licenses, all county tax collec-
tors' offices or from FWC's web-
site, MyFWC.com.
For the first time since 1975,
hunters will not mail application
forms to Tallahassee to apply for
the quota hunt permits.
"Handling thousands of paper
applications and dealing with
numerous telephone complaints
from hunters who missed ran-
dom drawings because the postal
service took longer than expect-
ed to deliver their applications
was cumbersome and ineffi-
cient," said Eddie White, FWC's
quota hunt coordinator. "We
have been issuing licenses and
permits through the TLS since
2003, and this is a planned pro-
gression to streamline the hunt
permit application process."
Hunters seeking special-
opportunity hunt permits will be
the first to use this new applica-
tion process. Between May 1 and
June 15, hunters will be able to
submit as many $5 special-oppor-
tunity applications as they would
like through license agents,
county tax collectors' offices or
on-line at MyFWC.com. Applica-
tion forms will be available at all
FWC regional offices beginning
April 20.
"Once the random drawing is
completed, we will send invoices
to successful applicants," White
said. "They then take the invoice
to any license agent, pay a permit
fee by the specified deadline and
walk out with permit in hand. If

one chooses to pay online, deliv-
ery of the permit will take seven
to 10 days."
Hunters seeking quota hunt
permits can apply from June 1-11
at license vendors, county tax
collectors' offices or on-line at
MyFWC.com. Application forms
will be available at all tax collec-
tors' offices and FWC regional
offices beginning May 15. These
forms are still necessary to pro-
vide license agents with hunt
choices, dates and personal infor-
"During this period, you can
submit applications on-line min-
utes before the deadline and
know your application was
accepted," White said. "You will
be able to walk away from a
license agent with a receipt
showing the type of quota appli-
cation you submitted, which
drawing you are in and what
choices you made."
Remaining un-issued quota
permits will be made available
directly from license agents,
county tax collectors' offices and
online at MyFWC.com on a first-
come, first-served basis once the
random drawing has been com-
The first change in the sys-
tem hunters will notice is that
stickers, tabs and photocopies of
licenses are no longer required
with the application. The TLS
will verify that hunters have valid
wildlife management area per-
mits when they apply. If they do
not have the proper license or
permit, they may obtain one
where they apply.
Another major change will be
a closed period between the first
and second phases of the pro-
gram, from June 12 through July
31, during which no applications
will be accepted. The TLS is
expected to drastically reduce
the time hunters have to wait for
the results of the random draw-
"During the next few months
we will be providing more details
about the new process," White
said. "We want hunters to be able
to get as much information about
the changes as possible."

Come celebrate with us March 3, 2005 from 4-7 p.m. at your neighborhood Publix.

For 75 years now, it's been our pleasure serving ,customers like you. You've made this
special occasion possible, so we'd like you to join us for our anniversary celebration.


IF'r) h fv N U R PLF'LASU RE.

Bassmasters meet
Nassau Bassmasters is associ-
ated with the BASS National
Federation and the Florida BASS
Federation, and meetings are
held the third Thursday of the
month if Yulee. Membership ji.
open to anyone at least 16 years
old For information. call Bob
Schlag at (912) 729-2282, Billy
Kittrell at 225-0267 or Eddie
Jinright at 845-3998.

The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association meets the second
Wednesday of the month at 7
p.m. at Ten Acres Kraft Athletic
Club on the Amelia Island
Parkway. A social gathering is
held at 7:30 p.m. the fourth
For information on the NSFA,
call 277-1437.

2005 boatshows set
The Savannah, Ga.,
International Boat Show is
March 4-6. For information, visit


Adult Wiffle Ball League
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50 Fingers 9
Who's Playing for 2nd 2
Hitmen 1
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Who's Playing for 2nd 0
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TENNIS Continued from 14A

Serena Williams, in straight sets
before extending the tournament's
eventual champion, Davenport, to
three sets in the semifinals.
Currently ranked No. 12 in the
world, Petrova has had an impres-
sive 2005 season thus far. She was
a quarterfinalist at two events,
Gold Coast and Sydney, and made
an impressive semifinal appear-
ance at Paris before losing to
Amelie Mauresmo.
A premier women's profes-
sional tennis tournament, the
Bausch & Lomb Championships
is part of the worldwide Sony
Ericsson WTA Tour consisting of
more than 1,000 players repre-
senting 71 nations at 63 events in
33 countries.
Tickets for the 2005 Bausch &
Lomb Championships are now
available. For daily ticket, box seat
and package information call 800-
486-8366 or visit the tournament
web site at blchamps.com.





The flora and fauna of
Fort George Island Cultural
State Park will be discussed
during an hour-long walk on
Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. Bring com-
-- fortable walk-
ing shoes,
water and
bug spray.
point will be
the Ribault
Club park-
ing lot on
S George
Call the ranger station at
(904) 251-2320 for more
information. Visit the website
at www.floridastateparks.org.
Six drawing classes with
six instructors will be present-
ed by the Island Art
Association for three weeks
beginning March 9 from
12:30-4:30 p.m. Fee is $144
per person, including sup-
plies. Instructors are Karen
McFaydyen, Georganna
Mullis, Diana Tyson, Barbara .
Fuller, Paul Massing and
Sandra Baker-Hinton.
Registration deadline is
March 1. For information call
the Island Art Association
Gallery at 261-7020.
The Girl Scouts of
Gateway Council, Nassau
County are hosting a
"Knight for a Princess Ball"
from 6-10 p.m. on March 12
at the Femandina Beach
Woman's Club.
All registered Girl Scouts
are invited to attend. Semi-
formal attire and dance
shoes, please. Hors d'oeu-
vres will be served. For infor-
mation call Ann deJong at .
491-0063 or Terrie Sebato at
The Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., is sponsoring Gallery Art
Fest, an outdoor show on
March 12 and 13. Contact
Pam Bennett for details at
491-4778 or via e-mail at
bennetti @net-magic.net.
The Nassau Humane
Society and Redbones Dog
Bakery and Boutique will
co-sponsor a Just For Fun
Dog Show at 1 p.m. March
12 on the front lawn of the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Event cate-
gories include
Best Trick,
Best Costume,
Most Unique
Tail, Most
Unique Ears,
and Looks Most
Like Owner.
Registration begins at 12:30
p.m. A $3 registration fee
includes one category; each
additional category is $1.
Proof of rabies vaccination
must be shown. Dogs must
be kept on leashes and own-
ers must clean up after their
pets. Pre-registration is avail-
able through March 11 at
Redbones, 809 S. Eighth St.
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual Spring Fashion
Show on March 16 at the
clubhouse, 201 Jean Lafitte
Blvd. (behind the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center).
will be a \ ,
Day .
theme. .,
Coffee will
I be at 10:30 a.m., the fashion
show will begin at 11:15 a.m.
and lunch will be served at
noon. Monkey Barrel, Colors
By The Sea and Talbots will
present fashions with acces-
sories by Susi Sax.
S Tickets are $18 and reser-

vations may be made by call-
ing 277-3245. Proceeds will
Sgo to Take Stock In Children
and Habitat for Humanity.
The 2005 Amelia Island
Home and Garden Tour will
be held
from 10
s* a.m. to 4
March 17
and 18,
rain or shine. The event bene-
fits Micah's Place, Nassau
County's shelter for victims of
domestic violence. Tickets
are $30 in advance or $35 at
the door.

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* Crossword Television



Faye Justice examines a sampler quilt she has entered in the triennial Amelia Island Quilt Guild Quilt Show,
set for March 5-6 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. Justice is entering 11 quilts in the show and is
credited as the driving force behind the guild's charity efforts.

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For the News-Leader
/ rt of a needle kind will
/ be on display at the tri-
/ ennial Amelia Island
> ...- .'" Quilt Guild Quilt Show,
March 5-6'at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, where hundreds of
quilts will be displayed and awards will
go to the best in each category.
The artful, useful -.
entries, however, are
not just for display.
The 87 members of
the Amelia Island Quilt
Guild, who come from
across the country, not
only hand their treas-
ures down to family _
and friends, but donate Sebastian
them locally where
Of the quilts recently donated,
more than 250 went to hospice
patients; more than 200 to the Shands
newborn intensive care center; 45 to
local oncology patients; a quilt for each
new home built by Habitat for
Humanity; quilts for each bed at
Micah's Place (a shelter for abused
women); and an auction quilt that now
hangs permanently at Ronald
McDonald House.

Acknowledged by many to be the
inspiration and driving force behind
giving the quilts where they are most
needed is Faye Justice, who says she
and Phyllis Mentell decided the group
needed a project, "and when we got a
dozen quilts, we decided to look
around for where they were most
"That's how we decided on hospice
and Shands and local oncology
patients, and Habitat for Humanity,
and Micah's Place," she says.
' (Proceeds from the last quilt show
went to buy beds for Micah's Place.)
Justice is entering 11 quilts in the
show "one hand-quilted, and the
rest quilted by machine," she says,
reminding herself that quilter Emily
Baker's husband, Tony, refinishes and
repairs antique sewing machines
called Featherweights, which were
produced by Sinrger sewing machines
from the mid-'30s to the early '60s.
Ruth Carden, a former fine arts pro-
fessor at Princeton University, still
shows her backgrounds. "She does
fine arts quilts and her husband does
fine woodworking. We have tremen-
dous talent in this group and every-
one is energetic and enthusiastic,"
Justice says.
A queen-size batik quilt; pieced by
members of the guild and quilted by

A two-act play, "This
Little Light," about Fannie
Lou Hamer and written by
Billie Jean Young, will be
performed at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Young Atlantic Ave., at 7 p.m.
tonight. Ilona Preliou and
Cheryl Smith will make
their debut in the play which includes several spiri-
tuals tobe sung by the Peck Ensemble.

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Final perform-
ances of the come-
dy/mystery "Out of
Sight... Out of
Murder" at the Amelia Community Theatre, 209
Cedar St., are at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2
p.m. on Sunday.
Adult tickets are $12: student tickets are $7. The
box office is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and
two hours before curtain on show dates. Call 261-
6749 for reservations and information.
... .4.
'. ;
The Greater Nassau Women's
Sc r\ ices annual fund-raising banquet
II be held from 7-9 p.m. tonight at
Springhill Family Life Center on
Nassauville Road.
Guest speaker will be Tim

Markyour calendar
The Amelia Island OulltGuild..
Show will be held from 9 a-m. 5 p.m.
March 5-6 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. 2500 Atlantic
Ave. In Femandina Beach.
Admission is $5. Quilt raffle tickets
are $1 each or$5 for six (quilt pic-
tured above). Proceeds support
local charities and the guild.
The show also features a bou-
tique. merchant mall and silent auc-
tion, appraisals, demonstrations,
awards and door prizes.

Barbara Tucker of Seaside Quilts, will
be raffled during the quilt show.
Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
(Contact Jan Mueller at 491-8757 for

QUILTS Continued on 4B

DeTellis, author and musician, offering his wit and
wisdom on getting the most out of life,
For information or reservations call 321-2008.
There is no cost to attend, but there will be an oppor-
tunity to extend a gift to support the ministry for the
next year.
The GNWS pregnancy care center, 2227 Sadler
Road, Fernandina Beach, is an affiliate of CareNet.
Visit www.care-net.org or call the center on Sadler
Road at 321-2008 for more information.

Faith Christian Academy
presents the Fifth Annual Father-
Daughter Ball from 6:30-930
p.m. Saturday at the Amelia Island
Plantation Pavilion. Live entertain- r-
ment by Les DeMerle, dancing, raf- ]
fles, hors d'oeuvres and professional
photography. Attire is semi-formal.
For fathers and daughters of all ages. Tickets are $60
for father and daughter and $15 for each additional
daughter, memory book included. Tickets may be
purchased at Faith Christian Academy, 321-2137.

The Island Art Gallery's juried Nouveau Art show
"Spring Has Sprung" will be on view Sunday
through May 7.
The public is invited to the opening reception on
March 4 from 5-8 p.m. The show is made possible
by the Community Foundation of Jacksonville.
The gallery is located at 18 N. Second St..
Fernandina Beach. Visit the website at

Author and columnist Carl
Hiaasen will bring his satiri-
a < cal take on living in Florida to
the University of North
Florida when he speaks on
"Funny. Real Stories from the
Sunshine State" at 7:30 p.m.
Monday at the UNF Arena.
The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets
are required. Tickets can be reserved online at
www.unf.edu or by calling the University Box Office
at 904-620-2878.

The Amelia
Museum of
History will
host the Peck
singing African-American spiritual music, at 7 p.m.
Tuesday and on March 29 at Trinity United
Methodist Church, corner of Ash and Eighth streets.
On March 17, in honor of Women's History
Month, Diane Johnson will give a cultural presenta-
tion on Harriet Tubman at 7 p.m. at Trinity United
Methodist Church.
For information call, the museum at 261-7378 or
visit www.ameliaislandmnuseumofhistory.org.

Compiled by Sidn Perry, sperry@ibnewsleader.com



Grammy winner

Williams in

Peck concert
For the News-Leader
Enjoy an "Evening with Ken Williams and
Friends" from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Peck
The event featuring Williams a BMI Award
and Grammy winner, singer, songwriter, producer
and Fernandina Beach native is sponsored by the
Nassau County Public Libraries and the Friends of
the Nassau County Public Libraries in partnership
with the Association for the Study'and Preservation
of African American History of Nassau County. It is
free and open to the public.
Williams will perform
followed by Johnny Join Williams
Robinson and the Instant and friends
Groove Jazz Band and
other "Stars of Peck" tal- "Ken Williams and
ent. Fnends" will be pre-
Williams won a sented
Grammy this year for his Monday
contributions to Best ;from 6-
R&B Song, "You Don't 7:30 p.m. ""
Know My Name," sung at the Peck
by Alicia Keys. Center,
His first taste of suc- 516 South
cess came with the song 10th St., Fernandina
'The Girl I left Behind," Beach. Also performing
recorded by The Main will be Johnny
Ingredient. This was fol- Robinson and the
lowed by his Grammy- Instant Groove Jazz
nominated hit "Every- Band and other "Stars
body Plays The Fool of Peck" talent. The
(sometime)," and "Love, concert is free and
Love, Love" by Donny open to the public. For
Hathaway, Tom Jones, Information, call the
and J.R. Bailey. Other Fernandina Beach
hits include "Sweet branch library at
Music, Soft Lights, and 277-7365.
You" by Millie Jackson
and Isaac Hayes, "Seven -- -
Lonely Nights" by The Four Tops, "It's True I'm
Gonna Miss You So" by Carolyn Franklin and "Keep
on Loving Me" by Teddy Pendergrass.
As a singer, he has performed at the White
House for President Bill Clinton's Concert of the
Century 2000. He has also performed on Saturday
:"Night Lih,- with Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandier;
The David Letterman Show with Snoop Dogg;
Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with Kenny
Loggin; The Lincoln Center for Lena Horne's birth-
day bash; and at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Williams has also had the privilege of working
with the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, Ben E.
King, Luther Vandross, Sting, Ricky Martin, Korn,
The Flamingos, Roberta Flack, Pattie LaBelle,
Ashford and Simpson, Patty Austin, the "Godfather
of Soul" James Brown, The Ice Man Jerry Butler,
Neil Sadaka, Quincy Jones, Rubin Blades and The
Village People.
Last year Williams was awarded the "key to the
city" of Fernandina Beach. He has also received a
certificate of appreciation for outstanding dedication
and commitment to Black History in America and
Nassau County; the Certificate of Recognition,
Excellence for outstanding personal achievements,
continuous contribution to Music in America, and
his commitment to the preservation of excellence as
a Peck High alumnus.
For information about the concert, call 277-7365.

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1878 Tavern & Grille, 12 N.
Second St. Live entertainment.
Call 261-8103.

Beech Street Grill, 801
Beech St. John Springer on
piano Fridays and Saturdays
starting at 7 p.m. Call 277-3662.

Beef 'O' Brady's, 1916
South 14th St. Sports on 19
TVs, cable and satellite; video
games for kids. Call 261-0555.

Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St.
Live entertainment. Call 277-

The Crab Trap, 31 N.
Second St. Live entertainment.
Call 261-4749.
Florida House Inn, 20 S.
Third St. Live entertainment.
Call 261-3300.

The Green Turtle Tavern,
South Third Street. Live enter-
tainment. Call 321-2324.

Gourmet Gourmet, 1408
Lewis St. and A1A. Solo gui-
tarist John Kaminski 6:30-9:30
p.m. Thursday; Dos Guitar Trio
6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Call

Hammerheads, Sadler
Road and Fletcher Avenue.
Open mike Monday nights.

Horizons Continental
Cuisine, 802 Ash St. Live enter-
tainment Fridays and
Saturday. Call 321-2430.
Midtown, 1930 Woodrow
Drive. Out of Hand tonight and
Saturday. Call 261-8419.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St. Live
entertainment. Call 261-1000.

The Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St. Sweating Bullets 9
p.m. to close Mondays; D.J.
Kris Kriger 9 p.m. to close
Saturday. Call 491-3332.
PLAE (People Laughing And
Eating) Restaurant and Lounge,
Amelia Island Plantation Spa &
Shops, 80 Amelia Village Circle.
Live entertainment. Call 277-

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, 4750 Amelia Island
Pkwy. Live entertainment in The
Lobby Lounge 8 p.m.-midnight
Sunday-Thursday and 9 p.m.-1
a.m. Friday and Saturdays.
Call 277-1100.

Rivers Edge Dell & Sports
Bar, 915 S. 14th St., Jasmine
Plaza. Live entertainment. Call

Rudolpho's Restaurant at
Christmas House. 604 Ash St.
Live entertainment Wednesday
through Sunday. Call 321-2121.

Seabreeze Sports Bar,
2707 Sadler Road. Live enter-
tainment. Call 277-2300.

Spanky's Seafood Grill
and Bar, 960062 Gateway
Blvd. Live entertainment. Call

Sparetime Lounge, Nassau
Bowling Center, 50 US 17,
Yulee. Live entertainment. Call

The Surf, 3199 S. Fletcher
Ave. Alphonzo Home tonight;
Andy Haney Saturday; D.J.
Dave Wednesday; Andy Haney
Thursday. Call 261-5711.
Uncle Charlie's Room, 117
Centre St. Live entertainment.
Call 491-3332.

OUT Continued from 1B
Lunch will be available for $15
at PLAE Restaurant from 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free parking
and complimentary tram service
to each of the four homes leaves
from The Spa and Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation. A limit-
ed number of tickets will be avail-
able at Alexander's, At Home
Amelia, Front and Centre,
March Burette, The Golf Club of
Amelia Island, The Ocean Club,
The Tilted Anchor and First Coast
Community Bank. For ticket infor-
mation call 225-3110.
The Nassau County Branch
of the NAACP invites the public
to the annual Freedom Fund
Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. on
March 26 at the Amelia Island
Plantation. Guest speaker will be
National Board Member and
President of Florida NAACP
Branches, Adora Obi Nweze.
Tickets are a $50 donation. For
tickets or information, call Pat
Thompson at (904) 261-9482,
Vema Bell at (904) 261-9450 or
Arva Butler at (904) 277-1256.
'* *
Participate in ongoing art-
making activities at the
Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art's Education Center
between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Saturday for $3 per person in
addition to museum admission.
Purchase a "Stop-In Pass" for
$30 and attend all activities.
Projects are designed to last 30-
45 minutes. All ages welcome.
JMOMA also announces the
return of Sunday ArtFusion for
Families. Enjoy "Moving Pictures:
Alternative Family Cinema," per-
formances, demonstrations, and
art-making projects. All activities
are free.
Call Allison at 366-6911, ext.
204, for more details about the


Fernandina Little Theatre is
holding auditions for "Darling Mr.
London," a farce (lots of doors
and misidentities) which will be
presented by the Femandina
Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St. in
downtown Femandina Beach,
April 15-May 7.
Rehearsals begin March 3;
the director is Karen Antworth.
Auditions will be held Feb. 26 at
12:15 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 7:15
p.m. Needed: three men and six
women, ages 18 plus, no previ-
ous acting experience required.
For information call 321-1595 or
e-mail fltplay@earthlink.net.
S". 'v,'ators from the London
stage production of "Othello"
bring Shakespeare's tragedy to
life for three performances at the
UNF Fine Arts Center at 10 a.m.
March 2; 7:30 p.m. March 3 and
7:30 p.m. March 4.
Tickets may be purchased
with a major credit card by calling
(904) 620-2878. For information,
visit the UNF Fine Arts Center
website at www.unf.edu/fine
"Master Class" by Terrence
McNally will open at the Atlantic
Beach Experimental Theatre
March 4 and play Thursdays
through Saturdays at 8 p.m.
through March 19 with two mati-
nees March 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.
ABET performs in the Adele

Grage Cultural Center, 716
Ocean Blvd. in Atlantic Beach.
For reservations call (904)

The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre will hold
auditions for the comedy,
"Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the
Will?" by Del Shores on March 5
at 2 p.m. and March 7 at 7 p.m.
at the theater, 716 Ocean Blvd. in
Atlantic Beach. Needed are five
women, four in 30s to 40s and
one who can play 80; and three
men, two in their late 30s and
one in his 60s. Actors will read
from the script.
Play dates are May 6 through
28. For information call director
Jack Bamard at (904) 874-6131.

The Alhambra Dinner
Theatre season lineup includes
"Cabaret" through March 27;
"Sweet Charity" March 30-May
15; "The Sunshine Boys" May
18-June 19; "Cinderella" June 22-
Aug. 7; "One Mo' Time" Aug. 10-
Sept. 4; "Do Black Patent Leather
Shoes Really Reflect Up?" Sept.
7-Oct. 9; and "Gypsy" Oct. 12-
Nov. 27.
Call the theater, 12000 Beach
Blvd. in Jacksonville, at 1-800-
688-7469 or e-mail info@

FCCJ Broadway in
Jacksonville's 2004-5 season
at the Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts, 300 W. Water
St. in Jacksonville, features:
"Chicago," March 15-20; and
'The Producers," April 12-17.
Season tickets range from
$89 to $256.30. Prices vary,
based on section, performance
day and time. Call (904)
Theatre Jacksonville, 2032
San Marco Blvd. in Jacksonville,
presents "Over The River
and Through the Woods"
March 4-6, 11-13 and 17-19.
'The Boys Next Door" runs April
22-24, 28-30, and May 1, 5-7.
The season's final show is "The
Pajama Game" June 10-12, 16-
19 and 23-25.
For showtimes and prices,
visit www.theatrejax.com or call
the box office at (904) 396-4425.


Cafe Nexus is a new Friday
night spot for folks 18 and up.
Enjoy good caffeinated bever-
ages and see some great bands
and comedians without all the
smoke and booze. The cafe is
located in the basement under-
neath Memonal United Methodist
Church's Sanctuary (at the cor-
ner of Sixth and Centre streets).
Doors open at 7 p.m., show
starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Call (904) 415-6161 for infor-
mation. Visit Cafenexus.org.
Point Of Grace will headline
the spring 2005 "I Choose You
Tour" with a visit to Jacksonville
March 10.
The concert, at First Baptist
Church, 8531 North Main St., will
feature guest artists Scott
Krippayne and Charity Von.
Tickets range from $22.50 to
$15.50 and are available at
select Christian book stores or
online at www.Premier
Productions.com. Order by
phone at (800) 965-9324. For
information call (904) 757-3000.

Enjoy an evening of jazz and
entertainment March 15 at 6:30
p.m. in the Fernandina Beach
High School multipurpose
The tickets are $10 per per-
son and include a buffet dinner of
heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts
and beverages.
Stroll down memory lane
spanning the decades of jazz
from the 1920s to the 1950s. The
school's national champion
cheerleaders will be the chorus
girls and dancers.
This is a multidisciplinary proj-
ect involving the FBHS Jazz
Band, cheerleaders, FBHS
Culinary Arts as well as the help
and support of students, faculty
and staff.
Many community organiza-
tions and enterprises are donat-
ing time and merchandise.
For more information, contact
Ray MacQueen at the high
school, 491-7937.


The Waterwheel Art Gallery,
5047 First Coast Highway on the
south end of Amelia Island, fea-
tures Patricia Ezzell with her vivid
acrylic paintings through March
5. Ezzell lives in Femandina
Beach and has titled her show
"Out Of My Mind."
On March 10, the gallery will
host an open house from 4-7
p.m. featuring the watercolors of
Judi Wagner. The show is entitled
'The World Around Us" and runs
through April 9.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday and
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Call 261-2535.

Automotive Fine Arts
Society founding member
William Motta will mark 100
years of the Rolls-Royce legacy
with two paintings that will be fea-
tured at the 10th Annual Amelia
Island Concours d' Elegance.
The classic Rolls-Royce tribute
paintings will be on display along
with many other pieces by the
artist March 11-13 at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island.

Alexanders, 4924 First Coast
Hwy., features local artists. Call
The Amelia Island Gallery,
2900 Atlantic Ave., features a
variety of media and is open from
noon-8 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and until 5 p.m.

Barwick Studio, Inc., 4 N.
Second St.. features original
watercolors by local artist Sandra
Pinchback Barwick. Open from
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Call 321-0833.

C Square Studio, 205-1/2
Centre St. Featuring new work by
local artists Casey Matthews and
Carter Matthews. Specializing in
original art, jewelry and art -
objects. Open most days from 10
a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from
noon until 6 p.m., and always by
appointment. Call 556-1119.

D'Agnese Studio and Fine
Art Gallery, 205-1/2 Centre St.,
features oil and watercolor paint-
ings; bronze, marble and lime-
stone sculptures; lithographs,
serigraphs and paper and glass

collages. Open noon-6 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 10
a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday or by
appointment. Call 261-6044 or
Designs On ... at 11 N. Third
St. features local artists and
regional fine American craft art.
Open 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday or by appointment.

Harbor Lights, 31 N. Third
St., features original work by
Michael Van Horn and a continu-
ing display of antique charts,
maps and 19th-century natural
history engravings. Open 10:30
a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Call 261-9763.

Hunts Art & Artifacts
Gallery, 316 C Centre St., fea-
tures fossils and shark's teeth,
original paintings and drawings
by Walter Hunt, Moroccan
imports, Civil War artifacts,
Oriental carpets and other
curiosities. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday
and by appointment Sundays.
Call 261-8225.

One Broad Stroke, 3 S.
Second St., features oil paintings,
pastels and other works of art.
Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and by appointment.
Lessons offered Mondays,
Tuesday and Wednesday from
9:30 a.m. to noon starting Jan.
31. Call Carol Winner at 491-

Ribault's Gallery .of Fine Art,
319 Centre St., offers "true origi-
nal" lithographs, serigraphs,
monotypes, paintings and portrait
commissions by Gary Arseneau,
artist and owner. Open 10:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-9:30
p.m. daily. Call 321-0021.

The STUDIO, 205-1/2 Centre
St., features original fine art by
Karen McFadyen, including
watercolors, drawings and oil
paintings. Karen welcomes por-
trait and other commissions,
including murals, and offers
classes in drawing and painting.
Open weekday afternoons and
by appointment. Call Karen at

Susan's Slightly Off-Centre
Gallery & Gifts, 218 Ash St., fea-
tures art with functional and non-
functional designs of contempo-
rary ceramics, glass and wood.
Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily or by
appointment. Call 277-1147.

Swamp Art Too, corner of:
'Date and Ninth streets, features,
nautical antiques and personal-
ized hand carvings of people and"
pets to order by Christine Dube
Dillon, as well as "swamp art" -
mermaids, fish, and more from
bones and shells from the beach.
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday, closed 1-3
p.m. for siesta. Call 491-9847.
The Weaving Studio, 205 1/2
Centre St., features handwoven
wearable art by Lynette Holmes.
Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Call 557-1187.

The deadline to submit items to
Out & About is 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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Janet Sebastian with a Halloween-themed quilt she has
entered in the Amelia Island Quilt Guild Show. The air traf-
fic controller who also enjoys woodworking in her spare
time is the chair of the show.

QUILTS Continued from lB
Tucker is one who turned
her art into a business because,
although she was into body-
building and tennis eight years
ago, she decided she wanted to
do something creative. So she
began to learn how to quilt
through the Amelia Island Quilt
Guild, and now, with a profes-
sional-style quilting machine
called a longarm, she finishes
quilts for customers across the
Quilt show chair Janet
Sebastian, on the other hand,
got into quilting early in life
because her mother and four
sisters "sewed and quilted all
my life," she says. She joined
the quilt guild in 1996, and
that's when she became a "real
quilter," Sebastian says'.
Now she makes three or
four quilts each year, and gives
them all away. "I hosted a live-in
Thai exchange student here,
and sent her home with a pur-
ple quilt. Purple is her favorite
color," Sebastian explains.
She has been an air traffic
controller with the Federal
Aviation Administration for 16
years, and with the Army for
four years before that. "I joined
the service," she says, "because
I didn't want to go to college
and I didn't want to stay home."
She remembers to this day
the advice her dad gave to her
about deciding on a future

career. "He told me to pick out
jobs, see how much they paid,
and then consider a career in
the field that paid best and
attracted most So I did," she
says. "That's how I wound up as
an air traffic controller." Her
dad, she says, had been in the
Army for 20 years.
She married within her'
profession, and her husband is
now two years closer to retire-
ment than she is. "He had been
in the service, too, and he now
controls traffic where we start-
ed out over Fort Rucker, Ala.,"
she grins.
But there is another benefit
to her marriage, the mother of
two says. "My husband does
everything around the house,
so I have time for my hobbies."
Besides quilting, another of
her hobbies is woodworking,
and in the garage, lumber is
stacked high.
At their "other" house in
Jacksonville, which she
recently renovated, Sebastian
says she tore out the cabinets
and built maple cabinets in their
place, "but there are no doors
on them yet," she says, laugh-
Sebastian, who is helped by
quilt show co-chair Helen
Zercher, says, "We've got quite
a group of interesting people in
our Amelia Island Quilt Guild,
and we're all looking forward to
our every-three-years Amelia
Island Quilt Guild Quilt Show."

DIARY Continued from 2B
fectly well with Grandma played
as a sympathetic human being,
perhaps by Irma P. Hall'
For that matter, Helen has a
mother as well as a grandmother,
and her mother, Myrtle, is played
with taste and sympathy by
Cicely Tyson. It is impossible that
Grandma could have given life to
such gentle and civilized women
as Myrtle and Helen. The math
doesn't work, either. We learn
that Myrtle was 39 when Helen
was born, and that makes
Grandma about 85, which is too
old to operate a chainsaw.

HEROES Continued from 2B
gifts, looks young for his age, is
assumed at the funeral to be
headed for high school when in
fact he is a senior. He seems to
have no communication with his
father, who takes a leave of
absence at work and drifts off
into shapeless days of sad park
But Sandy sees him and sens-
es his needs, and talks with him.
They have one extraordinary
conversation on the front porch
swing in which she observes that
they may be the only mother and
son in town who can talk openly'
about masturbation. She tells
Tim: "You may never know how

VIDEO Continued from 2B
Raise Your Voice
(PG, 103 m., 2004)
Hilary Duff is described by
another character as "like some
kind of retro Brady Buncher," and
that's so true it hurts, in this dumb
formula movie about a music stu-
dent who suffers a tragedy, and

Without the interruptions by
Grandma Madea, the movie
would be about Helen as a shat-
tered woman who (1) tells the
judge Charles can keep all his
assets, because she doesn't want
a penny; (2) goes to work as a
waitress; and (3) is courted by
the handsome Orlando, who is
kind, understanding, sincere and
knows how to listen to women.
No. 1 is impossible, because no
judge is going to let a wife aban-
doned by an adulterer after 18
years walk away without a penny,
but never mind. Does Helen find
happiness with Orlando?
Not so fast. The movie has a

really good I am for you until I
die. I never loved my parents
until they died."
Tim, .who looks uncannily like
Leonardo DiCaprio's younger
brother, is dating a girl at school
named Steph. She thinks they
may be ready for sex.
"Steph told me she loves me,"
he tells his mother.
"Well, do you love her?" she
"I don't know."
"Then you don't."
The relationship between
Sandy and her son is the heart of
the movie, and works, and
Sandy's character on her own is
an unfolding fascination. Who
else could get busted for pot

wants to go to music camp to
rebuild her life, and dad (David
Keith) who doesn't want her to
go, she and her mom (Rita
Wilson) and Aunt Nina (Rebecca
De Mornay) play a trick on Dad,
and she meets a nice guy at
camp and is inspired by a great
teacher. Rating: *
Compiled by Roger Ebert,
Universal Press Syndicate.

Christian agenda, which is fine
with me, if only it had been
applied in a believable way. After
melodramatic events occur in the
life of the evil Charles, Helen gets
the opportunity to practice the
virtues of forgiveness and
redemption, at the cost of her
own happiness. We hate Charles
so much that it's impossible to
feel sorry for him, or believe in
his miraculous recovery in body
or reformation of character. It just
doesn't play especially while
Helen keeps poor Orlando in the
dark about her true feelings, for
no better reason than to generate
phony romantic suspense.

quite the way she does? And who
else would say to her would-be
drug dealer, "Your parents should
be ashamed of you." It was a wise
decision for Dan Harris, the
writer-director, to avoid getting
bogged down in the legal after-
math of the arrest; the point, for
the story the movie wants to tell,
is that she felt an urgent need to
get high, and behaved more like
a kid than like a prudent adult.
Dan Harris is a kid himself,
only 22 when he sent this screen-
play to Bryan Singer, director of
"X-Men" and (more to the point)
"Apt Pupil" and "The Usual
Suspects." Singer liked it, hired
Harris to work on the screenplay
for "X-2," and then the new
Superman movie Singer is direct-
ing, and after that "Logan's Run."
Then Harris came back at 24 to
direct his own screenplay.
I can see what Singer saw in it-
a sensitivity to characters, an
instinct for the revealing, unpre-
dictable gesture, and good dia-
logue. I think I see a little too
much more besides. The film
might have been stronger as sim-
ply the story of the family trying
to heal itself after its tragedy, with

At the end of the film, Orlando
makes a comeback that demon-
strates he has carefully studied
"An Officer and Gentleman," but
before then we have had one
emotionally implausible scene
after another involving Charles
and Helen, interrupted by period-
ic raids by the Grandma Madea
action figure, who brings the
movie to a halt every time she
appears. She seems like an inva-
sion from another movie. A very
bad another movie. I've been
reviewing movies for a long time,
and I can't think of one that more
dramatically shoots itself in the

the focus on Sandy and Tim. But
Harris feels a need to explain
everything in terms of melodra-
matic revelations. and surprise
developments, right up until the
closing scenes. The emotional
power of the last act is weakened
by the flood of new information.
The key revelation right at the
end explains a lot, yes, but it
comes so late that all it can do is
explain. If it had come earlier, it
would have had to be dealt with,
and those scenes might have
been considerable.
I haven't gone into detail
about Marge (Deirdre O'Con-
nell), the neighbor, or her son,
Kyle Dwyer (Ryan Donowho),
Tim's best friend. Marge never
worked for me except as a plot
convenience, and Tim's friend-
ship with Kyle, while it produces
some risky and effective scenes,
is best left for you to discover.
What remains when the movie is
over is the memory of Sandy and
Tim talking, and of a mother who
loves her son, understands him,
and understands herself in a wry
but realistic way. The characters
deserve a better movie, but they
get a pretty good one.

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If you have lost your cat or dog, pis
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Experience helpful. Call Carriage
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The Nassau County C poniI on Aging -
is currently taking applications f6r CNA's.,
Must be reliable and have own
transportation. Hours and mileage paid at
competitive rate. Apply in person at the
Community Senior Center located across
from Baptist Nassau Hospital. NCCOA is
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NEED F/T exp. front office/medical billing
person for Drs. office in Fdna. Bch. Fax
Resume to (904)261-0732.
hiring framers. $9 to $23 per hour
Benefits & paid vacation after one year.
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Sadler Rd.
Style America is currently looking for
licensed hairstylists. We-iavie'ftll time &
part-time positions available. We offer a
guaranteed wage vs. .up to ,500
commission,, vacation, competitive health
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more. For a confidential interview, call 1-
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Accountant/Bookkeeper Computer
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Pay bills, prepare payroll (bl-weekly).
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helpful. Great working conditions in a
family owned bui,.iess. Pay based on
experience. Apply in person at the Amelia
Hotel & Suites at 1997.S. Fletcher Ave.,
Fernandina Beach.
P/T Dental Asst. Needed Send or fax
resume to (904)261-8181. Office #(904)
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Executive Assistant to the CEO Ability
to work effectively in a challenging, high
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Advanced level of proficiency In MS Office
applications required. Responsible for
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mail resume to PO Box 15369, Femandina
Beach, FL 32035.
WANTED, Installer for Brewer Septic.
please 'call, Brewer Septic. (904)225-
0471. -
HMS-HOST: Leader in Food &
Beverage Facility at the Jacksonville
Int'l Airport Seeking a ful l ime
Supervisor for the Budwelser Brewhouse.
We offer, great pay, benefits, 401K, paid
vacation & sick days, advancement
opportunities, educational reimbursement
program & free parking Apply In person.
at the Budweiser' Brewhouse In the main
terminal of the lax Airport if you have
any questions lease call (904)741-0040
Nassau County has an opening for a
Tactical SuOply Officer at $11.05 hourly
plus DenefiLs Requires a high school
diploma or GED equivalent supplemented
by training :and/or experience in EMS
Service Programs and 3 years experience
in purchasing and/or Inventory control.
Requires EMT and EVOC certifications and
valid drivers license Applications
accepted through March 8, 2005 and can
be obtained in the Human "Resources
Department located at 96161 Nassau
Place-,. Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904)321-
5908 or fax 1904)321-5926. EOE/M/F/D/V
Drug Free Workplace.
OFFICE MANAGER FOR fledical Office
located in FB. Must nae previous
r-araagement e'o in the medical field
,j/booKkeeping & clinical skills. Fax
resume to 2 7-7054 or email
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Exc pay, 401K. health, paid vacations &
holihaas. Advancement. (904)745-2900
fast growing company. Individual must
have valid FL driver's lic. with knowledge
of Florida plants. Please call James at
(904)887-8266 or 225-9915.
good w/plants, how about getting paid to
tend ours? 10-12 hrs/wk, flexible
schedule. Hiring P/T weekend
housekeepers. Apply In person.
seeks a part-time radio sales rep for
Eastern Nassau County. Retired and
bored? Have Internet access? Work your
own schedule and earn extra money on
generous commissioned sales. Call James
Steele at (912)729-6000 for more
information. EOE

For the following position:

Experienced roll-off driver
w/Class B license.
Experience in NE FL and SE
GA preferred.
Drug free work-place.
Benefits include: medical,
dental & paid vacation.
Applications are accepted
Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4pm and
Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
at 153326 CR 108, Yulee

* Must Have Transportation.
Tools and at least 2 years
* Top pay, benefits and
vacation available.


201 Help Wanted
HMS-HOST: Leader in Food &
Beverage Facility at the 3acksonville
Int'l Airport Seeking a full time Cash
Room Clerk. Must be available to work
Tuesday thru Saturday.: We offer great
pay, benefits; 401K, paid vacation and sick
days, :advancement opportunities,
educational reimbursement program and
free parking...Apply in person at the Host
Office located in the main terminal of the
lax Airport across from Cinnabon. If you
have any questions, please'call (904)741-
0040 ext. 10. (DFW/EOE/M/F/ D/V)
Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process medical
claims from home. Call the Federal Trade
Commission to find out how to. spot
medical billing scams I(877)FTC.-HELP.
A message from the lHers-Leader and tne

Thursday Only Positions Available.
Requires a clean driving record and'a
valid Florida driver's license. Great
opportunity for retirees or stay-at-
home moms;
If interested, complete an application
at ADESA Jacksonville:
11700 New Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL
or fax resume to (904) 713-0054.

Now Offering a
Signing Bonus
For the Following Positions!

Culinary $ Varies
Housekeeper $9.42
Utility Steward $8.45
New Employees will receive:
$250.00 after Ninety Days
an additional
$250.00 after Six Months
Tiues. 2-7pm
Wed. & Fri. 9-11am, 2-4pm
Call to schedule appointments
outside of application hours
Direct Line

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UP TO $4,000 Weekly Exciting weekly
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with good attitude and willing to work. We
offer good pay,'benefit. package, bonus
program & an opportunity for
advancement. Call (904)277-4085' for

1 201 Help Wanted I
YMCA CHILD CARE seeking after
school assistant & summer camp
counselors. Fill out application at YMCA.
Nassau County Dept. of Health
Licensed Practical Nurse
Position #64051965
Closing Date: March 04,2005
2 years experience In direct patient care.
Assist doctor/RNs in general Medical clinic.
Fingerprints required, Emergency duties
during disaster. Submit a State of Florida
Application through the People First
system at MYFLORIDA.com by March 4,

Now Hiring Managers

& Assistant Managers

At Taco Bell we're growing every day, and we need
great people like you to keep us moving ahead. You will
enjoy great benefits, competitive salary, and a career
with a future. You make the caml!
401 (K) Retirement Plan Medical and Dental Plan

-Greal Thlngs SlaTHrerel ---- -.
Email resume to cgregory@theborder.com
Fax resume to (912) 729-1192

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SunTrust is proudly built on a foundation' of integrity and financial strength. Our.
emphasis is opportunities, and our focus is people. Whether you have several
years banking experience or are new to the banking industry, SunTrust offers
employment opportunities that will develop your professional and personal goals.
As a SunTist employee you will receive ongoing product and sales training,
career development and rewards for your contributions to the company's growth.
If you're a customer-focused individual with a professional phone manner, we'd like
to hear from you!

Financial Service Representative
In this role, youll provide superior customer service through listening to
customers, anticipating their needsand recommending financial services. You'll
be responsible for opening new accounts, taking loan applications and referring
customers to specialized bankers, such as Business Bankers and Mortgage
Originators, to ensure the needs of the customer are met. FSR's also educate
customers on automated per;Le options available including ATM's, Internet
Banking, etc...
We are proud to offerone of the most comprehensive benefits packages available
today. For available positions, visit: www.suntrustcareers.com and complete our
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International Paper is accepting resumes for a Class "A"
Maintenance Millwright for its lumber mill in Jacksonville, FL. This
position is responsible for maintaining the operation of all plant
mechanical production systems within the plant.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3 years experience in production
industry as a Millwright with experience in: welding, cutting,
metal fabrication, hydraulic and pneumatic systems,, belt and
chain conveyor systems, repair, alignment/calibration of process
Millwright applicants should fax a resume with cover letter to
(904) 695-3862 or submit in person to the address below.

Entry level labor position working in a lumber mill and is respon-
sible for clean up, lumber sorting, stacking and filling various
operator position vacancies on a temporary basis.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a high school diploma
or GED or a minimum of 3 years working experience preferably in
a production facility. Excellent opportunity for advancement into
higher paying operator positions.

COMPANY BENEFITS: Medical/dental, life insurance, ten paid
holidays, paid vacation, 401 K & pension plans, and more.

Applicants may fill out a referral form in person at 109 Halsema
Road South, Whitehouse, FL 32220 or submit a referral form at
the Orange Park & Macclenny WorkSource Employment Centers.

Homes from the 180's
Directions: AIA to Chester Road, go 6
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Arnold Ridge on left.

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Directions: AlA to Chester Road,
left on Roses Bluff Road to
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* E-wired house package
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* Built-in over-the-range microwave
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Plus, you can choose another
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Florida Community College Nassau Center in Yulee, FL
has the following career positions available:

Security Officer /061928 I/Part-Time
Laboratory Manager /065913 /Part-Time

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I201 Help Wanted I I 201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted

years experience in multifamily or
commercial construction. Computer &
organizational skills required, National
developer/builder located in Jacksonville.
Project site in Amelia Island. Fax resume
with work & salary history to FINLAY
(904)280-1062 or e-mail to
for high energy P/T or F/T Cook, and F/T
Housekeepers. Please apply in person, 98
S. Fletcher Ave.
NOW HIRING New housekeeping staff
needed for growing property management
company. Great pay and lots of work
opportunity. (904)261-9444
accounting degree, 2-4 yrs exp., and PC
proficiency. Temp-to-hire position. Exc.
salary. Coinact Satilla Business Services,
(904)261-5004 or temps@tds.net. EOE/
CDL DRIVER for local hauls. $12.50/hr.
Call Tammy at (904)225-9000.
WANTED: Form Carpenters &
Concrete Finishers Must have. own
transportation. Call (904)445-8911 James
or (904)449-2199 Melody.

SEXTON POSITION First Presbyterian
Church. General responsibilities include
Identifying & addressing the maintenance,
repair, & cleaning needs of all properties
of the church, & establishing a
maintenance schedule to keep the church
properties in good repair. Applicants must
be willing to work a flexible schedule.
Applications are available at the Church
office, located at 9 North Sixth Street.
accepting applications. $50 cash hiring
bonus guaranteed In writing! (888)318-
1638 ext 107. www.USMaillngGroup.com.
ASSISTANT 753-3616
Full time or part-time. Experience
necessary. Reliable transportation. Call
START NOW Paid training $12.50/hr +
bonus. $25-$41K/yr. Portrait fund-raising
for Volunteer Emergency Services. Mgmt.
oppty. Local area. Auto req'd. (200)644-
2822 ext 137. FCAN
Florida Licensed Physical Therapist -
& Physical Therapist Asst. wanted In Rural
Hospital in North Florida. Call (850)973-
2271 or fax resume to (850)973-8158.

housekeeping company is now accepting
applications for P/T weekend condo
cleaners in the Amelia Island area. Also
hiring supervisors, housemen, & office
clerk. Benefits available. Please call
SUNSHINE DAY CARE has opening for
kitchen help & teacher. Full time. Apply
in person at 1336 S. 14th St.
DRIVER Covenant Transport. Excellent
pay & benefits for experienced drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Graduate Students.
Bonuses paid weekly. Equal opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE PAY, (888)667-
3729. FCAN
Benge Custom Specialties & Beveling
- a 20+ year old company who installs
Closet Maid shelving, all types of shower &
tub enclosures, custom & standard mirror
work, & misc. custom glass work, is
seeking 2 additional employees. Mon-Fri.,
great starting salary. Will accept
applications from people who have
experience & those willing to learn.
Seeking the above average person to work
long term for an above average company.
Call 225-9533.
1878 TAVERN & GRILLE now hiring
waitstaff & line cooks. Apply in person
after 4pm.

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I 201 Help Wanted I
JOB OPENING Full time. Will train.
Apply in person, The UPS Store, 1417
Sadler Rd. Independently owned.
HOUSEKEEPER: Greyfield Inn -
Cumberland Island. In residence position.
Dining service experience required. Apply
4 North 2nd Street, Fernandina Beach or
call 261-6408 for application.
MECHANICS (2) needed for busy shop
in Callahan. Must have own tools & drivers
license. ASE certified helpful but not
required. Call Bob (904)879-6410 days or
(904)879-6481 eves.
for Nail Tech & Hair Stylist, full or part-
time. Call (904)261-4768.
Full Time Reservationist/Secretary -
Please fill out application at Amelia
Rentals, 5211 S. Fletcher, Suntrust Center.
NANNY NEEDED 8am-5pm, M-F,
$400/wk., Fernandina Beach. (904)858-
estate office. Telephone etiquette,
computer & multi-tasking skills essential.
Please e-mail resume to:

I 201 Help Wanted
looking for Experienced Licensed Real
Estate Agents, 80% Commissions Paid.
Call (904) 261-2995 for appt.
church. 1 service & 1 rehearsal per week.
Need quality experience & education.
AGO member preferred. (904)277-4414
Housekeeper. 8-16 hours per week. Please,
apply in person: 804 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach.
- Excellent wait staff wanted for Amelia
Island Premier Golf Club setting. Great
benefit package and cutting edge work
environment. Part-time and full time
available. Our experienced kitchen staff
also has a place for a top notch sous chef.
Apply at the Golf Club of Amelia Island,
where our staff is our most valuable
asset...4700 Amelia Island Parkway,
- Good working conditions. Competitive
pay. Up to 40 hrs/wk. Some weekend
work req'd. Background check req'd.
Apply in person at Amelia Hotel & Suites.
1997 S. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach,

201 Help Wanted I
ADMIN. SUPPORT Local law office, full
time. Legal and/or real estate experience
preferred. Req. excel. phone skills and
computer proficiency. Contact Satilla
Business Services, (904)261-5004 or
temps@tds.net. EOE/M/F/V/H
Companies desperately need employees to
assemble products at home. No selling,
any hours, $500 weekly potential. Info
1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
DRIVERS Owner ops & co. drivers
needed now. Run SE only or WE, Mid-Atl,
MW Regional, 0/0's No forced dispatch,
good pay plus fuel. (866)250-4292. FCAN
Dependable, energetic & out going
personality. Royal Amelia Golf Club. 491-
NEEDED Call Tony, 583-0562.
Drive: Shorthaul
2 Immediate Openings
Home Every Night &
Weekend Guaranteed
Avg $779 $1019/wk
CDL-A required.
Jacksonville, FL Terminal


COOK NEEDED Italian pizza maker.
Exp. helpful. 4pm-9pm evenings only,
P/T. Call after 4pm, (912)673-1557.

204 Work Wanted
Additions, Home Repairs,
All Types Carpentry.
For quote, call (904)583-3485.
AVAILABLE Please call Melissa at
(904)321-5471 & leave a message.

206 Child Care
BABY SITTER NEEDED for a 3 yr. old,
ASAP. 9am to 5:30pm. Must have
references. Call Melanie at (904)261-
Are You Looking For A Nanny P/T? -
Available M-F, 8:15am-1:45pm; occasional
nights/weekends. 10 years
childcare/nanny exp. Call April at

207 Business

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I 207 Business
$800/day? 30 machines, free candy all for
$9,995. (800)814-6323. B02000033. Call
us: We will not be undersoldl FCAN
by owners nationwide. Preview business
for free. Interested in buying or selling a
business call GW Merger (877)217-8231
or visit www.gwmerger.com. FCAN


305 Tutoring
Certified Elem. (Pre-K-6). Specializing In
struggling readers. $25/hr. Teacher
conferencing if desired. Call or Iv msg.

1306 Lessons/ ClassesI
Certified instructor, on island. Rock, metal,
blues, chords & rhythm, scales.
References. Call (904)491-8352.

www.cwfundingservices.com. Cash
advance for pending lawsuits, structured
payments, seller held mortgage notes. We
purchase receivables. More on webslte or
call Cindy (813)885-1501. FCAN

maies. (4)f rmale-S Back black & tan,
olaCk & iiil,rr WKC regisered, neaitn
certificate. $500. Call Harry (904)556-

503 Pets/Supplies I
FREE TO GOOD HOME Female dog, 1
yr old. Shots, spayed, housebroken, 40
Ibs. Very friendly, smart, nice looking,
mixed breed, white w/black spots. 491-

601 Garage Sales
SALE Fund raiser. Rec Center on
Atlantic. Donations now being accepted,
491-0122. Lend a Pawl
MOVING SALE Ceramic molds &
supplies, household goods. 1953 Lakeside
Dr. Fri. 2/25. Sat. 2/26 until noon. Rain
or shine.
INDOOR YARD SALE Sat., Feb 26th,
8am to 12 noon at 305 N. 14th Street.
Jaguar memorabilia, large personal
library including Biblical Reference, golf
clubs, furniture, file cabinet & desk plus
much more.
MOVING SALE Sat. 2/26, 8am-lpm
only. 324 Elm St. Everything must go.
Queen water bed, much more.
Clinch Drive, Sat., 7am to? Sauder desk,
medium futdn couch/bed, lamps, couch,
tools, plants, boy's/girl's clothes, lawn
mower, too many items to list. (904)261-
w/9 drawers & mirror, $50. Pool table,
$50. Antique coffee table, $50. Round end
table, $20. Call (904)261-7523.
furn., 'urril-ir,..l decor, home & garden
tools, camping & fishing gear, kitchen
items, mqch.misc. Feb. 24, 25, & 26 from
10am-2pm only. 321-1529. 2035 Village
NEIGHBORHOOD yard sale 'Oceanwalk
off of Scott Rd. Sat. 2/26, 8:30am -

I 601 Garage Sales I
Fri & Sat, Feb 25th & 26th, March 4th &
5th, 8am to 4pm, Harts Road W. to Hayley
Place, left, follow signs, come through
gate. Antiques, glass, books, jewelry,
china, tools, furniture, to much to say.
Renting space $10/day. Call for more
information (904)225-5559. Weather
KIDS TOYS, bicycles, odds & ends.
3341 Crews Rd. Fri.2/25, Sat. 2/26 & Sun.
2/27. 8am-4:30pm.
MOVING SALE Toys, clothes, furniture.
Something for everyone. 800 Amelia Dr.
Sat. 2/26, 8am-12pm.
MOVING SALE 961331 Sweetbriar Ln.
(Glen Laurel Subdiv. off of Chester Rd. In
Yulee). Sat., 9am-lpm. Bowflex,
mountain bike, household goods. Rain
FRI. 2/25 & Sat. 2/26. Light fixtures,
sinks, tubs, vanities, stove, freezer.
Antiques trunk, porcelain, tapestry
picture. 95038 Pandys Place, Nassauvllle
Rd. (CR107) 2.5 miles off AIA. Look for
DR table, bookshelf, TV, household goods,
futon, clothing, and much more. Saturday,
02/26, 8am to 4pm.
KING SIZE bedroom set, refrig., dinette
set, (2) color TV's, cast Iron cookware &
much more. 97266 Morgans Way. Fri.
2/25 & Sat. 2/26 only. 9am-4pm.
ART STUDIO SALE supplies, books,
original art. Outdoor displays. Fri. 2/25
11am-5pm & Sat. 2/26 1-5pm.' 205 1/2
Centre St.
PIANO Weber 6ft. baby grand player.
Cherry wood, 3 yrs. old, $12,000. Bow-
flex power pro, hardly used. Paid $1400
asking $1000. 277-7069.
YARD SALE Sat., 8am to ? 96450
Chester Rd. Lots of toys, clothes, misc.,,
too much to list. 52 inch big screen TV,'
$300.080. Trundle day bed, $75. 4 Tires,
15-33 w/six lug 15/10 chrome rims, $100.
Everything goes.

Help Support Our Schooll Now
accepting donations for our
Rummage/White Elephant Sale.
Contact Amelia Island Montessori School
to donate, 261-6610.
Large refrigerator/freezer, small box
freezer, large armoire (white), 30 gallon
propane hot water heater. Call (904)491-
accessories, shelving, three tier table,
register counter & more. Call (904)491-
8554 or 206-1625.
GUN SHOW March 5th & 6th, 9am-
5pm. The Morocco Shrine, St. Johns Bluff
Rd., Jacksonville. North Florida Arms
Collectors. Over 350 tables. (904)461-
FOR SALE Olympic Freweights w/bench
press & leg attachments, $150. Wieder
machine w/two stations, $200. AB Doer,
$20. 277-0997 or 753-2784
Closet model. 75,000 BTU. Never hooked
up. $200/OBO. (904)879-7228
QS sofa bed, like new, $300. GIs top din
rm set w/6 chrs, exc. cond., $600.
Outdoor patio set, 1-ing, 1-tbl, 4-chrs (2
swivel), asking $400. Call Sharon, 321-
FUTON gently used, denim cover. Paid
$800 asking $350. 491-1763.
full bed- 4 post, mirror, dinette & hutch, I
pine dining & chairs (904)277-4699

603 Miscellaneous
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Hunting The best bang for the $
anywhere in the w'orl.1 Winter season:
April-Auqusr 2005 Weekdavy- (314)209
9800; Eveninmg- ,314)894-3776. FCAN
Euffal, in Mi souri until 3/15/05
Guaranteed hunting license, only $5 Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay. Reasonable
rates. Call (314)293-0610. FCAN

1603 Miscellaneous I
Central Florida's Bead, Jewelry & Art
Extravaganza Find beads, jewelry, art
& classes. March 5th & 6th. Volusia
County FaIrgrounds, Exit 118 off I-4.
www. beadsl.com/deland or call
(866)667-3232. Also see us in Ft.
Lauderdale Marriott Hotel N. Andrews Ave.
on March 11th, 12th & 13th. $4.00 -
$1.00 off with ad. FCAN
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church need pews, pulpit set, baptistery,
steeple, windows, carpet? Big sale on new
cushioned pews & cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360. FCAN

610 Air Conditioners
/Heating I
HEAT/COOL WINDOW Units. Used all
sizes w/warranty. Repairs to central &
window AC's. Refrigerators & freezers.
Kish's (904) 225-9717. We buy window

1611 Home FurnishingsI
Computer desk, Printer table
Whitewash, good cond., both $150. Coffee
table, 2 end tables, oak/metal, new in
box, $160. Call (904)491-4374 to see.
48"x48"x18'". Call (904)583-4334.
THOMASVILLE king size bed wall with
storage compartment, 'mirror & armoire.
Light color. 'Asking'$2800, original $6900.
Call 261-0297 after 4pm.




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Interior & Exterior Trim
Ceramic Tile
Framing i
, ,., .**.reRclditions
Over 30 Years Experienced
Manley Deloach
License #01-302


Screen Room and Pool
Florida Rooms
Vinyl Siding
Hurricane Shutter
Replacement Windows
904-321-1968 Office
904-206-1334 Cellular
Licensed & Insured
Locally Owned & Operated

Nassau Home improvement LLC

General Maintenance & Repairs
ReSiding Honmes Sheetrock &
Concrete tork Pressure bching
Gutter & Roof Cleaning. etc
Bob Griffin
Cell: 753-0303 Bus: 277-8687

Southeast Lawn

& Maintenance

Call us for

(904) 225-9566

"For The Luxury You Deserve"

Over 10 Years of Professional Experience
(904) 415-3972


Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways etc.
Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed

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"Oed TiQee Li)\fe "
Tile Installation
Replacing Recalking
Regrouting / Sealing Bathrooms / Kitchens
Acid Wash Cleaning Interior/ Exterior

Top Soil Sand & Gravel Fill Dirt
Hauling Tractor Work
Bush Hog Grading


(904) 261-5098


Repairs Restretches Small Installations

96117 Cessna Dr. Yulee, FL 32097
Dave Conley Tel: 904-277-3382
OWNfR Cell: 904-583-0885



State Reg. Building Contractor
40 Years Experience
Licensed Insured
State Licensed RB0055959

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*Large Variety of Plants
*Trees *Concrete
*Bulk Cypress
& Rubber Mulch
*Pinestraw Pottery
-Indoor Plants

Our Staff is eager to help with all
your gardening needs.
4245 State Road 200 (AlA)
Call 261-3410

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Design Installation Renovations
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611 Home Furn ings

DR suite, table w/2 leaves, 4 chairs &
china cabinet, $1500. QS 4-poster bed
w/triple dresser w/mlrror & curio shelves,
$1500. 88" ivory brocade sofa, $500.
Tabriz oriental rug, 5'9"X8'9", $2200.
(904)225-0787 or (904)635-5166
MOVING Solid oak KS bedroom set,
$1000. Ball & claw dining room table
w/inlay, 8 chairs, & hutch, $1500. Brown
leather living room. (904)277-6744
LIVING ROOM SET for sale!. Couch,
love seat & coffee table plus end tables.
Great shape! Only 2 years old. $300/080.
Please call (904)225-0562.

612 Musical InstrumentsI
GARRISON G20 $350. Garrison G40 -
$400. Both with hardcase. Tacoma RR8
Roadking w/offset soundhole w/hardcase -
$400. All brand new. Call Hunter 261-

613 Television
New 2001. $999. Call (904)583-4334.
includes standard installation. 2 mos. free
HBO & Cinemax. Access to over 225
channels. Ltd. time offer. S&H.
Restrictions apply. (866)500-4056. FCAN

1615 Building Materialsi
METAL ROOFING Save $$$. Buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors In stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Toll free (888)393-
0335. FCAN

616 Storage/WarehousesI
Selling 2 discounted buildings to be used
as DISPLAYS. Call todby to take
advantage! 1-866-783-4385.,
BUILDING SALE Rock Bottom Prices!
Last chance. Beat next price increase. Go
direct/save. 20x26, 25x30, 30x40, 35x50,
40x60, 45x90, 50x100, 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422. FCAN
STEEL BUILDINGS Factory deals. Save
$$$. 40x60' to 100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' is $3.60/sq. ft. (800)658-
2885. www.grigdbuildlng.com. FCAN

S 618 Auctions
17 CABINS near Pigeon Forge, TN
selling at auction March 12, 10:30am.
Guaranteed financing avail. w/25% down.
Furrow Auction Co. (800)4FURROW;
www.furrow.com. TN Lic #62. FCAN
Estate, 237 NE Lakeview Dr., Sebring, FL.
11am, Sat.-Mar 12. 2 spacious home, 2
lakefront homesite' directly on Lake
Jackson. Call for details- (800)257-4161
Higgenbotham Auctioneers,
www.higgenbotham.com ME
Higgenbotham, CAI FL Lic
#AU305/AB158. FCAN
Country Barn, corner of Pages Dairy Road
& US 17. New & used. Door prizes. 10%
B.P. Lic. 2377 AU480. We welcome your
consignments.for the auction. 548-7297

1701 Boats & TrailersI
2005 ANGLER 29 ft., brand new, fully
loaded. $83,000. Call (912)375-5601.
condition, $75. Call (904)277-3973.

1704 Recreation V hicles :
2003 FLEETWOOD Prowler. 32-5D tilth
wheel. Triple slide, full width closet, ent.
center. Like new. $26,500. 225-3860.

704 Recreation Vehicles I

GIANT RV Sell Off #1 selling RV's.
Remaining 2004 models. Low sell off
prices. Florida Motorhome. Towable
Headquarters. Giant Recreation World.
Melbourne (800)700-1021, Daytona
(800)893-2552, Orlando (800)654-8475.

802 Mobile Homes
DW TRAILER. 1857 Burmister,
Nassauville. (2) acres cleared, new AC,
new appliances, new carpet. $92,500.
Call for showing. 261-0130.
4BR/2BA in Nassau County. 2300 sq.
ft. $750/mo. Please call (904)317-3250.
Home on 1+ ac. Garden tub, walk-in
closet in MBR. Exc. cond. New septic, A/C
& well. $109,500. Call 225-2059.

804 Amelia Island Homesi
FSBO 'Pirate's Bay 2367 Captain Kidd
Dr. Approx. 1900 sq/ft., 4BR/2BA, LR,
DR, 2-car garage, on extra large lot.
$285,000. (904)206-1199.

4BR/2BA HOME centrally located on
A.I. Close to schools & shopping, on large
lot In county, 1622 sq. ft. $229,900. Call
(904)321-2413 or 583-1727.
HISTORIC AREA .- 2-story, 3BR/2BA, Ig.
utility room, completely renovated, CH&A,
sprinkler syst., Ig. shed & 2-car carport.
$265,000. 277-7128 or 753-3076
For Sale by Owner: Conveniently
located, single family home that Is
easily converted and zoned for duplex.
2100 sq. ft. on an 86x100 lot.
$225,000. Owner is a Licensed Real
Estate Agent. (904)491-8958

"Anne Loves Amelia Island"
No obligation call
583-0734 or visit
C-21, John T. Ferreira & Son.
Anne BarBanel, Realtor
FSBO Lakewood community, 1800 sq.
ft., 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, & family room + lots
of upgrades. For details, (904)277-6844
or 415-6844.
FSBO Harbor Ct., Villages of Marsh
Lakes. 3BR/2BA patio home. Hardwd
floors throughout. $248,500. By appt.
only. 206-1456.
AMELIA PARK townhouse on Park Ave:
Carabelle floor plan, 3BR/2.5BA w/loft
plus a granny flat above 2-car garage.
$462K. $220/sq. ft. (904)491-5435..
FSBO 2385 S.F.,. 4BR/3BA Ocean
Reach, fireplace, pool 15"x30" w/extra
decking, hot tub on screened lanai, fp,
many extras. $450k. (904)261-4035

of Centre for sale or lease. $190/ft. or
$15/ft. 2800 sq. ft. 19 South 6th St.
Owner/agent (904)556-6721.

805 Beaches
Surf & Racquet, (2) The Pelicans, (3)
Amelia by the Sea, (4) 2292 S. Fletcher (3
units, 100' oceanfront). (904)556-2859
Visit www.oceanfrontamelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

S 806 Waterfront
GORGEOUS VIEW! (2) lots on
Gardeners Creek, Harts Rd. E. High bluff,
southern exposure, 6ft. +/- at high tide.
$119K R $129K Call Gay w/Remax 904-
3B 3 BA . .
1600sf. Deep water property w/dock &
floating dock on Lofton Creek. $455,000.
,Serious Inquiries call for appt. 225-8527.

I 06 Waterfront I

Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904)
261-4066 for information. C.H. Lasserre,
FSBO DEEPWATER, Nassau River, .6
ac., 4/2.5, screened & heated pool, dock.
$439,900. 75061 Edwards Rd. (904)225-
5477. Will coop 2.5%.
approx. 1 acre. $675,000. Call Pat
Ruebush, 1st Coast Realty (904)225-2696
or 225-7321.
GORGEOUS Coastal Ranch Acreage -
Private, deep water, 15-45 acres. $1.5
million plus. (904)277-4184

DEEP WATER Lanceford Creek 5/4.5,
3000 HSF, dock, 1.8 acres. $849,000. Call
Pat Ruebush, Agent, 1st Coast Realty
(904)225-2696 or 225-7321.

1807 Condominiums

2BR/2BA cpndo, fully furnished, steps
from beach. $325K. Call (904)422-8991
or (904)294-1770.

OCEAN PARK 3BR/2BA, upgrades,
ocean view, 1620 sq. ft. $525,000. Will
consider rental. FSBO. Call (904)491-
2 NEW TOWNHOMES completion late
March. $221,500. 1400 sf. 3BR/2BA,
loft, downstairs master bdr, vaulted great
room attached to airy kitchen. Large
single garage. Fee simple (no monthly
assoc. fees). Sidewalk to'beach, shopping,
movies. New home warranty. 974 Chad
St. Castillian Properties, Doug Mackle,

I 808 Off Island/Yulee I
FSBO 3/2 HOME, approx. 1600 sq/ft.
Extra large lot. Barnwell Rd., Formal LR,
DR, eat-in kitchen, den w/FP. $219,000.
(904)261-8957 or (904)583-0683.
FSBO 3BR/2BA Nassauville home on, 1
acre on Leo Drive. Imrmaculate condition,
wrap-around porch; plu- carp.rr Call
(904)277-3157 or 27"'-4 318.
ACREAGE almost 3 acres of Wooded
privacy with 4BR/2BA doublewide built in
'98. Only $106,500. #33823, Karen
Werling, RE/MAX Professional Group 1-
ARNOLD RIDGE 2 yr old home,
4BR/2BA, 2000 sq. ft.,-extra large lot, all
appliances stay. $245,000. MLS#34357
Call Tom Harmon, Amelia's Choice Realty.
NORTH HAMPTON Beautiful golf/water
'view, home under construction. Call Tom
Harmon for details, -206-9311, Amella's
Choice Realty.' .
house on 1 acre. $142,500. 225-5265 or

809 Lots I
3.4 Acre Marsh Front Peninsula -
located in North Hampton. Own the
largest building lot in the community. Very
private setting. Transferable "Full Golf"
membership included. Club House, Tennis
Courts, Swimming Facility, Soccer Field,
Basketball Court, 18 hole Arnold Palmer
Golf Course. This Is a chance to build your
private Marsh Front estate within North
Hampton! May also be purchased as a 1.4
acre lot and a 1.99 acre lot. Other lots
available as well. Call (904)415-1669,
Mac Tyre, Owner/Realtor, Palm III Realty
ISLAND LOTS $119,500 each. Call

Beautiful Wooded Lagoon View Lot -
on Marsh Creek Rd., Amelia Island
Plantation. For Info call (904)261-3841.

Beautiful wooded downtown building lot 3
blocks from water. Small quiet subdivision
w/covenants. 1/3 acre. BELOW MARKET
@ $89,900. (912)882-0702

Jordon's Cove Subd. (off Blackrock Road).
$130,000. Owner financing available.
Call (904)234-8986.
PLANTATION' LOT Golf view, 18th
Fairway. (904)910-2912
LOT 100X300, cleared, with well. Live
Oak Dr. (Holly Point). $35,000. Call
Pirates Wood Lots From $42,000.
Please call C.H. Lasserre Real Estate (904)

r 810 Farms & Acreage
Call Wm. F. Sheffield, Inc., Realtors.
3AX (904)724-8995

1811 Commercial/Retail
CONVENIENCE STORE with gis. dell i
2 apartment on approx. I1 a:r. it,
Blackrock Rd 'ulee. Serious inquiriAs
orly i904277.-2313
US 17 SOUTH, Yulee 2250 sq. ft.
building on 1/2 acre, zoned Office/Retail.
Great location. By owner. $260,000. Call
(904)261-2491 for details.
FERNANDINA BEACH for sale or lease,
115 S. Second St. on harbor, 20,000sf
retail, warehouse, It. industrial, or
development site, all air conditioned, lease
for $4 NNN or sell for $1,250,000. Owner
(617) 913-0113.
Commercial suite ideal for either office or
reta.i space. Lccar S downstairs at
Ga(e,,aaE to Amelia 1200 sq. ft. Call
(904)491-8554 or 206-1625.


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96297 Mt. Zion Avenue 96001 S. Prince Drive
3BR/2BA with fireplace 3BR/2BA on large lot
DIRECTIONS: AIA to Mt. Zion Loop,.right on Mt. Zion Ave.
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813 Investment PropertyI
2BR/1.5BA townhome. Rental income
$4000/mo. Price $450,000. Call (904)
(A pon .
817 Other Areas
N.C. MOUNTAINS 2.3 acres with new
log cabin shell in secluded setting
$89,900. Acreage available w/stunning
mountain views. Free info available
(828)247-0081. FCAN
N.C. WATERFRONT $39,900. Coming
soon on All-sports Lake. Boat, fish &
swim. Will sell fast. Call to get on the
priority list today .(866)920-5263. FCAN
WESTERN NC MTNS. North Carolina,
where there is cool mtn air, views &
streams, homes, cabins & acreage. Call
for free brochure of mountain property
sales (800)642-5333, Realty of Murphy,
317 Peachtree St., Murphy, NC 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com. FCAN
mountain view & river homesites. Paved
roads, clubhouse & more. New release.
Homesite form $49,900. Bear River
Community. Call (866)411-5263. FCAN

$34,9001 Must sell. For listings call
1(800)749-8124 ext. H760.
down Tax repos & bankruptcies. No
credit OK. $0 to low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext. 1299. FCAN
boat slip. High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across from national forest'
on 35,000 acre recreational lake in TN.
Paved roads, u/g utils, central water,
sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call now
(800)704-3154 ext. 608. Sunset Bay, LLC.
GOLF VIEW HOME $249,900.
Spectacular new Carolina mountain home
at 18 hole course near Asheville, NC.
Enjoy mild climate, great golf, low taxes,
low cost of living! Call toll free (866)334-
3253 ext. 790. www.cherokeevalley.com.
WE DO RENTALS Southern Vermont's
rental center. Mount Snow, West Dover,
VT. By week/weekend/month or season.
Includes recreational/cultural activities.
We offer hillside condos, townhouses;
chalets, large/small homes. Mountain
Resort Rentals, PO Box 1804, West Dover,
VT 05356.
www.mountainresortrentals.com, email:
rentverm@sover.net. (888)336-1445,
(802)464-1445. FCAN

V Choose from over 50 floor plans.
V We build in Duval, Clay. St. Johns
& Nassau Counlies.
V VIew our floor plans at

817 Other Areas I
season is here! Must see the beautiful
peaceful mountains of Western NC
Mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage &
investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy.
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. FCAN
NEW LOG HOME Shell $99,900.
Beautiful log home shell nestled on private
wooded lot off Parkway north of Boone.
Won't last. 1st time offered. (800)455-
1981 ext. 125. FCAN
KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres. Incredible
trophy deer & turkey hunting. Some
w/lakes, creeks, rivers, ponds, & timber.
Great retreat/investment. New survey,
starting $795/acre. Owner will finance.
(270)791-2538. www.actionoutfitter.com.

1851 Roommate WantedI

ROOM AVAILABLE Furnished bedroom.
Kitchen, washer/dryer privileges, cable,,
pool. Includes utilities. $500/mo. + $250
deposit. Call (904)261-0133.
ISLAND Furnished 1BR. References
required. Please call (904)491-5759.

852 Mobile Homes
SWMH 2BR/1BA, $550/mo. + $550 dep.
DWMH 3BR/2BA, possible 4th BR or
office, available 3/1/05, $800/mo. + $800
dep. Ref's required. (904)583-2009
(1) acre Yulee. $650/mo. $650/dep.
Lease & reference reqd. 225-5214.
ON ISLAND SWMH, 2BR, $650/mo. or
$165/wk, furn., plus $500/dep. RENT
TO OWN DWMH, 3BR/2BA, Nassauville.
Remodeled. $775/mo. $775/Dep. 261-

1650 acres at $3,300 per acre,
great timber value.
Also 200 acres @ 7,000 per.
Development Potential.
Call Shari Graham
904-759-2782 0P9 .


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cell 904.415.8256

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Oceanfront Estate
Lot. 1 35 acres set
among ine oaks and
~~r m a iknoli, at the
S.eluderd Sanctuary
Sorn ine south end of
r Am elp a I: land.
P. anipmic ocean
view witiln views of
She marsh and
Nassau Sound.
Suited for buyers
desiring to create an oceanfront estate like no other. Full mem-
bership to the exclusive AlP Club is included. $2,950,000
S Oceanview
Property. Recently
built apartment
Scomple> across
street from the
beach. Large 2"1
floor unil is
2BRi2BA with
.. .. .appro, 1,400 SF; 2
lirl Iloor units are
each appiox.'900 SF;
and 2BR/2BAapprox. 500 SF over garage could be a nice stu-
dio. Rent all or live in one. Don't miss this one! $895,000
SPerfect Primary
,. Residence.
Magnilicent marsh
w"vi"v Irom almost
ever,, room of this
spacious 4BR/4BA
home. Cathedral
ceilings, gourmet
kitchen, full apart-
meni above the
g.ragr, and many
more features make
this house very unique. Enjoy the sunset from the private island
on the side of the house. $1,350,000

\Brand New
I. (Under
Home on AIR
Ocearside on a
secluded dead-end
street just a stroll
to the beach, rac-
quet club 3nd fit-
ness center. Home
.will be 3BR!4.5BA,
3,200+ SF, with an,
oversized 2-car garage. Plans are available for review..
Large 110x150 lot buffered by a greenbelt area. $775,000

Luxury Home on
/ wIntracoastal with
Deep Water Access.
SEvervyming you ask
tor na house is

.rooms... 6.5 baths,
L "omplte, separate
S. ari, spacious apart-
merit gourmet
Skicnen with top qual-
It, appliances, exer-
"use room, pool & spa
surrounded with view of the Intracoastal. Beautifully appointed
with fabulous custom features throughout. $1,450,000

K Walking
Distance tO
the Ocean.
i Cul-de-sacahome
with Florida
room next to the
creek., Tile and
wood floors,
Beautiful master
.i-' suite, large
kitchen with eat-in
area. You have to see this one! $360,000

,/' pWalk ut
of Your
fp V Living Room
STo ire beach from

~ '-' liir 26R'2BA luxury
i0ceanfroti villa at
Turlie Dunes on
Amelia Island
Planlation. Tastefully
furnished and already
on the AlP rental pro-
gram with a good history. Enjoy the beach and all the amenities
of AlP while having a great investment. $690,000

Beautiful Custom
-. Home on a
Corner Lot on

This house fea-
tures 4BR/3BA,
gourmet kitchen,
MBR with large
sifttng aresa,
rea Ve family room with
panoramic view of
the putting green at Oak Marsh Golf Course and a stone
fireplace. Views from every window. $599,000

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Prices from $125.000 and UP


855 Apartments

AT THE BEACH Furn. apts. Incl. all
utilities. 1BR, $160-175 wkly. + $500 dep.
Long term. Other rentals avail. 2BR SWMH
home in park, $160/wk. (904)261-5034

2BR/1BA furnished oceanfront duplex
for rent at 830 N. Fletcher. Both units
have Master bedroom & living room that
open onto covered oceanfront deck.
$1000/mo. including utilities. References/
deposit required. Must be employed at
same job for a minimum of 1 year. NO
PETS. Call (800)522-1955 ext. 109 or
e-mail rlemmond@comcast.net.
water, trash & sewer included. No pets.
$950 plus deposit. (904)556-5722. 270 S.
Fletcher Ave.

1 856 Apartments

BRAND NEW 1st floor apt. available,
2BR/1.5BA, across the street from beach.
Please call (401)265-8718 or (401)265-
Affordable Living for eligible low
income seniors, handicapped or disabled.
1 & 2 bedrooms. Rate based on income.
Apply at Sandridge Apts., 2021 Jasmine
St., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-8722.
Handicap Accessible apts. available. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE $1200/mo. +
$1200 deposit. Call (904)261-3948.
837 ELLEN ST. Downstairs apartment,
2BR/1.5BA, W/D. $825/mo. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
2BR/1BA unfurnished upstairs
beachside duplex for rent at 832 N.
Fletcher. Living room opens onto covered
deck w/view of ocean, tongue & groove
wood walls & ceilings throughout.
$800/mo., electric & water included. Less
that 150 ft. to the beach. NO PETS.
References/credit check/deposit required.
Must be on same job for a minimum of 1
year. Call (800)522-1955 ext. 109 from 9-
5 or email rlemmond@comcast.net.
3BR/1BA apartment across the street from
the ocean. $1100/mo. + sec. dep.
Amelia Island Lodging Systems,
(904)277-9702 or (904)261-4148. After
hours call (904) 753-2560.
Beautiful Apartments &
Spectacular Ocean View!
3BR/1BA on S. Fletcher $1100
3BR/2.5BA on Tarpon $1150
Amelia Island Lodging System,
(904)261-4148 or (904)277-9702
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/1BA Upstairs. Across
the street from the beach. Available now.
$1100. Call (904)277-9702 or (904)261-
near Ritz. CH&A, washer/dryer hookup. No
pets. $675/mp. long term. The Realty
Source, Inc.. Leave msg, (904)261-5130.
Affordable Living for eligible low-
income persons/families. 1 & 2 bedrooms.
Rent based on income. Apply at Post Oak
Apts.,'996 Citrona Dr., Fernandina Beach;
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible apts.
available. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Try a new standard of apartment living at
Somerset. Beautiful 1BR & 2BR SINGLE
STORY apartments located off Amelia
Parkway. These modern apartments
feature vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile
floors, built-in computer desks,
washer/dryer connections & much more!
Prices starting at $615, water, trash, and
sewage service included. Call today for
more information at (904) 261-0791.
Located off Amelia Island Parkway, Marsh
Cove offers newly remodeled 2 & 3BR
apartments and town homes. Brand new
carpet and ceramic tile floors, appliances,
cabinets, countertops and much more!
q 1 .
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1857 Condos-Furnishedi
3BR/2BA, beach view, pool, & 3 decks.
Reasonably priced. Call (912)384-8757.
2BR/2BA fully refurbished 2004. Across
from beach access, S.FIetcher. $1200/mo.
Long term. (904)261-5870.
- 125' to beach. Furnished, all appliances.
N/S. $1025/mo. Call (904)261-3196 or
cell #(425)417-5564.

1858 Condos-Unfurnished
OCEAN VIEW Balcony, large 3BR/3BA,
2-story, 2-car garage, pool, large
basement, new carpet, walk to beach.
$1300/mo. OBO. Call (954)931-3276 or

859 Homes-Furnished I

Amelia Landings A-1 Designer
furnished 2BR/2BA, 1st floor flat, close
to pool & tennis courts. All utilities
included. Available now. NO PETS.
15 Willow Pond Fabulous furnished
home on the golf course at Amelia
'Island Plantation. Main house has
3BR/2.5BA, formal living room,
screened porch, in ground pool & even
a pool table. Detached guest house
perfect for 4th bedroom, office or guest
suite. Available February 1. Includes
lawn care & pool service. $3500/mo.
1518 Piper Dunes Luxurlously
furnished, oceanfront, 2nd floor condo
at Amelia Island Plantation has
3BR/3BA and over 2300 sq ft. Large
wrap around porch gives you the best
view on the Island. Guard Gated
Community with a lot of amenities
available. Includes 1 car garage and a
pool I the complex. Available soon.
Call Patricia 'Cool at Chaplin
Williams Rentals, 261-0604 or visit

1860 Homes-Unfurnished

2300 sq ft, $1350/mo. Best deal around.
Call (904)415-2686.
Walk To The Beach & Ritz Carlton in
gated Golfside South Community. Newly
constructed amenities center & pool.
3BR/2BA. Lawn maintenance & pest
control included. $1950/mo. Call Curtis
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066..

garage, large yard. $1,100/mo. Lawn
care included. 6 mos. or 1 yr. lease.,Call

3BR/2.5BA on golf course. New
appliances, wood, tile floors. $1650/mo.
includes pool, yard service. Call
BRIGHT, SUNNY HOME 3/2, split floor
plan. Screened porch, fenced yard, W/D.
Yard svc. incl. Whitfield Dr. (Lakewood).
$1275/mo. + sec. dep. (904)261-0100

3BR/2BA lawn maintenance included.
$1250/month, call (904)415-6080.
3BR/2.5BA 1571 sq/ft townhouse.
Office, screen porch, fireplace. Great
neighborhood. $1000/mo. $600/dep.
Call for appt. (904)491-1884.
located on tidal/marsh. Beautiful views.
Non-smokers only. No pets. $1500/mo.
References. Please call 321-2846.
NEW 4BR/2BA large yard, on lake,
with security system. Page Hill
Subdivision. $1500/mo. 753-3616 or
4BR/2BA 2-car garage. $1250/mo. No
pets. Call (904)261-2755.

3BR, 2BA I-'r..: 1".lJ .:.-1 i ll.id 1-,. I,-"
FnrrTnr,iap3 Alarn-' systerm. c. raonic: e
IOS'mo. uilictles Fr[., last 500
deposit. Call 556-9010.

1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl
FERNANDINA BEACH (3) homes for
rent. 3BR/2BA, brand new, 1600sf,
$1100/mo. 4BR/2BA, brand new,
$1200/mo. Yulee, brand new 6BR/4BA, 3-
car garage, $1800/mo. Call Jackie at
LOOKING FOR A long term, unfurnished
rental in the Amelia Island area? Visit our
website at www.centurv21ferreira.com for
a complete listing or call Carol or Sherri @
Century 21 (904)261-3077.
multilevel 'decks of this South Fletcher
home. 3BR/2BA, large 2-car garage with
extra storage. Central AC, washer/dryer,
fireplace. Across the street from the
public beach access. $1600/mo. 321-0002
(days), 321-0868 (eves).
LAKEWOOD 2002 Inverness. 3BR/2BA,
fenced backyard, fireplace, W/D. $1150
includes lawn care. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006.
bedroom homes located in Lofton Pointe
Subdivision, Fernandina Beach. Call
Federated Management Group (904)730-
3BR/2BA HOME FOR Rent: Split floor
plan, home office, fireplace, large yard,
sprinkler system, conveniently located,
great neighborhood. Yard service Included.
Security dep. required. $1306/mo. '261-
2636, leave msg. or 753-9061.

maint. Included. Located In Flora Parke.
Convenient to Jax, Kings Bay & Amelia.
$1200/mo. + utilities. (904)261-4066
- Conveniently located to golfing &
ocean, gated 3BR/3BA, 2-car garage.
Lawn maint. & pest control. 6mos or
longer. 277-4699
community, pool, tennis, screened patio,
2-car garage, appliances. Short term lease
available. $1400/mo. Includes lawn care.
Call (904)321-0404 or (904)261-5832.
OLD TOWN Renovated historic cottage;
2BR/1BA, LR, kit., laundry & bonus room.
Good neighborhood for kids. $900/mo.
Call (904)261-0012.
Rental/Possible Lease Option, 2600sf,
3BR/2.5BA, gated comm. w/pool & tennis,
$2400. Newly Renovated 2BR duplex
w/pool & ocean view, all util. Incl. Internet
access, $1200. (904)415-0822
towhome, 1550 sq. ft., 2-car garage.
$1200/mo. Call 491-1884.
2BR/2BA DUPLEX for rent on island.,
$800/mo. Call 753-3268.
TOWNHOUSE (1) block" to beach
access. (2) bedrooms, garage, W/D, FL
room. $950/mo. No pets. (954)429-
3547 or (954)254-3505.

3105B First Ave. 3BR/2.5BA, like
new townhome on First Ave. has a 1-
car garage & very close walk to the
beach. Available now. $1175/mo.
includes lawn care.
96928 Buccaneer Trail Lovely
3BR/2BA home surrounded by live
oaks. Has a gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi
tubs, tile floors & large 3-car garage.
Available now. $1750/mo.
1885 Lake Park Drive Exquisite
single family home with lake view In
Amelia Park. 3BR/2.5BA, hardwood &
tile floors, gourmet kitchen, large walk
In closets, jacuzzi garden tub & a
heated spa. Available February 1st.
Call Patricia Cool at Chaplin
Williams Rentals (904)261-0604 or
visit chaplinwilliams.com.

861 Vacation Rentals
walk to beach, full kitchen, W/D, CH&A,
fenced yard. $1,000/wk. Sec. deposit.
(985)867-9004 or (904)415-0656

Oceanfront 3BR/2BA Duplex ,1i,
9d904 i26l14066 C '. Lasserre, Realtor; for.
special rates

I 863 Office I
OFFICES Beside Amelia Insurance,
Sadler Rd. Various sizes. Call George
of Centre for sale or lease. $190/ft. or
$15/ft. 2800 sq. ft. 19 South 6th St.
Owner/agent (904)556-6721.

1864 Commercial/Retail

$1,500. Warehouse office space for rent,
Sadler Rd. 500 to 4000 sq. ft. Call
location on First Coast Hwy., north of AIP,
south of Ritz Carlton. 1008-1530 sq. ft.
Call (904)277-3376.
of Centre for sale or lease. $190/ft. or
$15/ft. 2800 sq. ft. 19 South 6th St.
Owner/agent (904)556-6721.

STORE FOR RENT 800 sq. ft. Very busy
location. Long lease available. $700/mo.
Includes garbage lk sewer. Call (904)261-
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location
on A1A In O'Neal. 1250sf units. Available
Dec. 2004. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
RETAIL SPACE 540 to 2000 sq. ft.
Island Plaza on 8th St. Amelia Coastal
Realty (904)261-2770.

S 865 Warehouse
UP TO 3000 SQ. FT. Storage
warehouse for lease with loading dock &
12 ft. ceilings. Available March 15.
(904)321-2222 1

901 Automobiles I
1997 LEXUS ES300. White, gold
package, loaded, sunroof. 93K mi.
$9,000. 753-4747, (9am-5pm) 261-
4747, 261-6258.
Loaded, 4WD, leather 'int., 10-disc CD
changer, A/C, good tires, power
everything, Red. 97,000 miles. $10,995.,
1999 SEBRING. White convertible.
60,000 mi. $8,000. 277-7069.
2002. Gold, 16K miles, premium, leather,
CD. $21,900. Call (904)502-3521.
'96 OLDS CIERA-SL 4 door. 107,000
miles. Clean one owner. $3,500. Call
2002 Chevy Trailblazer LS 61k,
2001 Chevy Tahoe 75k, $15,900.
1993 Ford Chateau Club Wagon (VAN)
168k, $2,900.
1991 Ford Explorer 80k, parts vehicle,
best offer.
1992 Ford Explorer miles UK, parts
vehicles, best offer.
1998 Ford Expedition 80k, $4,900.
2002 Dodge Pickup Ext. Cab 64k,
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 97k,
1989 Cadillac Allante Conv. 118k,
1993 Lexus ES300 200k, $3,900.
1999 Pontiac GrandAm Coupe SE -
182k, $2,490.
All vehicles sold as is and we will consider
best offer. To view vehicles go to:
www autotrader.com or 829 S. 14th St.,

Gorgeous Oaks,
i\a~elay dide.
Call Shari Graham
904-759-2782 ...!..

I 901 Automobiles I
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. To place Bid
email: mstrom@8flagsfcu.net

2001 BLACK RANGE ROVER Roof rack.
Excellent condition, 49,000 miles, all
maintenance records. $27,000.
$500! Police Impounds -
Hondas/Chevys/Jeeps, etc. Cars from
$500. For listings 1(800)749-8116 ext.
1997 GMC EXPLORER High Top
Conversion Van Fully equipped, low
mileage, 1 owner, just serviced. Best offer
over $11,500. Call (904)261-2832.
condition. 109,800 miles. $4,000. Call
(904) 277-9686.

S 902 Trucks
1998 EXPLORER EB All options, hwy
miles, $8000/OBO. 1995 CHEVY K2500
- Diesel, 4X4, low miles, $9250/OBO. Call

2003 FORD F150 $12,000. Call


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3BR/2BA IN "BEACHWAY" Over 2,200 SF
$1,200/mo. + utilities. UNfURNISHED.
Available after March.
$1,200/mo. + utilities. PARTIALLY FURNISHED.
Great view & easy beach access. Over 2,000 SF
$1,950/mo. + utilities.
2BR/I BA. $ 1,000/mo. + utilities.
SIDE SOUTH 3BR/2BA home on private
Yachtsman Drive. $ 1,850/mo.+ utilities. Yard
maintenance & pest control included. UNFURN.
$ 1,000/mo.+ utilities. UNFURNISHED.
487 So. FLETCHER 2BR/I BA oceanview.
Monthly/weekly rental.
with 3 rooms.
5 POINTS PLAZA-Prime retail space in
shopping center with Applebee's, SteinMart
and CVS. From'1,200 to 6,000 SE
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location on
AIA in O'Neil. 1,250 SF units. $11-13 psf.
Plus $3 cam.
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I 903 Vans I

31,000 miles, seats up to 15, excellent *
condition. $20,500. Call (904)261-7838
oCr .: il a i l'. !-

904 Motorcycles I
2002 Harley FLHTC Electra Glide 61
$12,900. Motorcycle sold as is and we will
consider best offer. To view go to:
www cycletrader.com or 829 S. 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. To place Bid
email: mstrom@8flagsfcu.net


All utilities included except phone
service. $875/mo. Avail. Now. No PETS.
Community pool & tennis courts.
No PETS. $825/mo. Avail. Now.


+ PARKVIEW: NEW 3BR/2BA house.
$1,400/mo., includes lawn maint.
+ BLUE HERON: 3BR/2BA house.
2-car garage. $1,175/mo.
Available N6w.
+ OCEAN DUNES: 2BR/2BA oceanfront condo.
Great ocean view & community pool.
$1,375/mo. Available Now. No PETS.
4BR/3BA house. 2,950 SF, overlooking the
golf course. $1,475/mo., includes
cable, DSL, lawn maintenance, pest
control & security system.
+4WEST 5TH AVE.: 3BR/2BA condo.
Large garage, community pool, close to
the beach. $1,350/mo. Available Now.
(800)74 ,140 11


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2oU palmetto Trail (Utter (un) -
Beautiful 3BR/2BA home with 2-car garage. Living room has
vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Nice kitchen equipped with dis-
posal, dishwasher, refrigerator with icemaker, dining area and
breakfast bar. 1,840 SF. Lawn care included. $1,525/mo.
Available Now.

Ocean Dunes (3200 S. Fletcher Ave., D-1) You can't live
.any closer to the beach than this 2BR/2BA ground floor unit.
Furnished, ceiling fans, carpeted bedrooms, tile in living area, built-in
dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer included. Designated parking.
One North 4th St., Apt. #B Swan Bldg. downtown across
from post office. 1 BR/1BA. $595/mo.
2999-B First Avenue (At Simmons Road) -
3BR/3.5BA duplex. Oceanview: Short walk to beach. LR with fire-
place, dining area & breakfast bar. 2-car garage, patio; screened
porch, 3rd floor balcony. 1,900 SF. Washer/dryer arid lawn care
included. $1,600/mo..
2379 Captain Kidd Drive (Off Will Hardee) 3BR/2BA
with 2-car garage, living room with fireplace, dining area, kitchen/eat-
ing area, refrigerator with icemaker, disposal, laundry room, patio.
Lawn care included. $1,295/mo.

84042 St. James Place (Lofton Oaks) 36P-2Ba 2.car
garage, living room with fireplace, fenced rear yard, family neighbor-
hood. $995/mo.
989 Ocean Overlook Drive (Ocean Sound) 4BR/2BA, 2-
car garage, living room with fireplace, family room, jennAir@ range,
garden tub in master bath, large screened lanai, washer/dryer and
lawn care included. 2,248 SF. First time rental. $1,650/mo.
1278 Quattlefleld Lane 3BR/2BA home on Intracoastal.
Living room, family room, separate dining room with vaulted ceiling.
Luxury kitchen, refrig. w/ice maker, laundry room, screened porch, 2-
car garage. 1,742 SF, gorgeous views, must see. $1,600/mo.
2741 Ocean Oaks Dr. (Off Jasmine) 5BR/3BA, in-ground
pool, Screened porch, refrigerator w/icemaker, microwave, fireplace,
laundry chute. Lawn & pool care included. $2,195/mo.
Jasmine Office Center (1303 Jasmine Street) 1/2 block
off 14th Street. 5,500 + SF. Can be divided. Will remodel for quali-
fied tenant. $12.00/SF plus sales tax and utilities.

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS Business has been good and we are continuing to
expand our portfolio of rental properties. If you would be interested in our leasing and manage-
ment services for your property, please call Nip or Joy Galphin.

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bath. Double French doors lead from
master and family room to 10x32
screened lanai.
Listed at $234.900.

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904-261-3986 CELL 904-753-4390

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Oyster Bay. This 3/3 home
features a great location, mag-
nificent views, an oversized
Mark garage, a screened lanai, and
Walker protective hurricane shutters.
904-415-1303 $414,900 #34403
chierokee32034@yahoo.co '

AT AIP Build your dream home
on Ihis lovely lot that backs up
S0 a preservation area Locaied
on the west side of Amelia
Josle Island Plantation, this quiet loca-
904-415-1952 tion is sure to please.
josie@net-magic.net $1 69,900 #32655


beautifully appointed. Don't wait
This home won't be available for
long. Wonderful open living/kitchen
area with wood & tile floors. The
fenced yard encloses a fountain
and child's playhouse.
$180,000 #34383

I OLD TOWN LOTS This is a dou-
ble lot at the corner of San
Fernando & Amelia. Could build
one or two homes. Close to the
Plaza and the Marina. Drive by
Molly today and see what Old Town is all
904Kn-583-0320 about. $249,000 #34382

on the north end of the Island. Each
side is 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
The view and beach access are
greatly Good opportunity for invest-
Sandy ment, second home, or primary
904-415-1589 residence. $665,000 #34404

room/one bath, completely ren- Available asa
ovated unit in Forest Ridge. Tile, single unit. C
kitchen, ceilir
new carpet and a remodeled kitchen and anceii
kitchen make this a "must see"I Paul garage for ea
Just a block from the Beach ..Barnes a-s a whole or
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$179,900 #33910 NO MO,,W,,,,,M,, T. ,lunr,it #33

S '^ The house features wood
floors. Very convenient loca-
tion, just across from the
Sandy Peck Center and near recre-
Pearman national facilities.
904.415-1589 $85,000 #33819
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You'll love this open, airy home
with bonus room & study. Truly
"move in" condition. Located
in Captive Bluff subdivision off
Paul Alta Road.
Barnes $249,900 #33154

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Outstanding construction & design
in a south end gated community.
Arthur Rutenburg home overlooking
a serene, natural pond setting. Home
invites entertaining with a large
screened lanai & summer kitchen.
Many upgrades, including two way
fireplace, smart home & home the-
atre wiring. $539,900 #34261

home on a corner lot in Marsh
Lakes. Relax to the soothing sounds
of the waterfall in the front or fish off
the dock in the back. The large, cov-
Josie ered lanai overlooks the lovely land-
904-415-l 952 scaping and the lake. Original model
josie@net-magic.net home. $549,000 #33828

great potential' for this 2 bed-
room/1 bath cottage with a large,
S fenced lot and lush landscaping.
Located just a couple of blocks
Linda from Atlantic Avenue and close to
Hanau downtown, schools and the beach.
904-415-0769 $169,900 #33915
lhhanau@aol.com 19,9 915

to the beach or enjoy a dip in the Attention to detail shows in this home.
pool or a set of tennis. This roomy Wonderfully upgraded three bed-
unit is located in Forest Ridge room/two and a half bath with a bonus
Village. Lots of potential as primary room, covered lanai, screened pool,
Molly Village. Lots of potential as primary Julie wood floors & granite counters. The
Knowlton or second home or investment. McCracken
904-583-032 or2seco0 #34022 904-261-0347 lush vegetation enhances the curb
moly@knowtonslescom $229,000 ules@net-magic.net appeal. $750,000 #34337


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