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 Section A: Opinion
 Section A: Main continued
 Section A: Around Town
 Section A: Religion
 Section A: Homes
 Section A: Main continued
 Section A: Nassau Sports
 Section B: At Your Leisure
 Section B: At the Movies
 Section B: Television
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 Section B: Classified

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    Section A: Opinion
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section A: Around Town
        page A 8
    Section A: Religion
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    Section A: Homes
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section A: Nassau Sports
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    Section B: At Your Leisure
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    Section B: At the Movies
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    Section B: Television
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    Section B continued
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Local Weather

Man held in

1 shooting

Karl W.Davis and

the Milkmen

American Profile


County employee confessed theft

A longtime Nassau County
employee confessed to years of
embezzling money from the coun-
ty a week before she took her own
life April 29.
Julie Mixon, a finance supervi-
sor in the clerk of court's office,
told state investigators she used
some of the more than $1 million
she stole to gamble in Las Vegas,
Biloxi, Miss., and Tunica, Miss.
Whether the county may be
able to recover any of the embez-
zled funds through seizure of
Mixon's assets remains undeter-
mined. The county also could be

First time was afavor, kind of, that
someone had asked if there was any
', way. I helped out people when they had
S. H financial and medical problems, and I
will say thatlprofited from it also.'

liable to pay the state a portion of times $4,000 a day over a five-
the stolen funds, which included year period.
money collected for traffic citations. "We have no motive," Florida
There remain questions about Department of Law Enforcement
why and how Mixon was able to investigator Dominick Pape said
steal that much money some- at a Thursday press conference.


"We have no reason to think it was -
a gambling addiction."
"First time was a favor, kind of,
that someone had asked if there
was any way. I helped out people
when they were in, when they had
financial and medical problems,
and I will say that I profited from it
also," Mixon told an FDLE inves-
tigator in an interview that was
taped. She describes to the inves-
tigator how she stole the cash and
covered up. the transaction.
Mixon, a longtime Fernandina
Beach resident, lived an unpreten-
tious lifestyle that did not reveal
spending more than a million dol-
Clerk of Court John Crawford,

who fired Mixon after taking office
in January, blamed a lack of over-
sight and checks and balances in
the office for allowing the theft to
stay undiscovered so long.
"She held the key to the king-
dom by herself," he said.
The clerk's office has revamped
its internal accounting procedures
since discovery of the theft, and
the county's contract with its exter-
nal auditor will be reviewed.
Mixon, 56, had worked in the
clerk's office since 1981 when she
was fired in February. She was
- interviewed by FDLE agents on
April 22, when she confessed to
COUNTY Continued on 3A

City defers

to county on

Crane Island



The Nassau County Tax
Equalization board accepted
the county's record
$20.371.254 tax roll without.
exception or modification.
July 8,1955

U.S. Seni, Richard Stone
viewed Amelia Island's ero-
sion-damaged jetties from the
pilot house of a shrimp
trawler and promised to help
rebuild the granite structures
if city and county officials
requested his assistance.
July 9, 1980

City Building Department
officials said they were look-
ing into a second instance in
which trees slated to be saved
were bulldozed in apparent
violation of the tree ordi-
nance, this time on a 3-acre
site on Lime Street.
July 12, 1995

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,\Uews Leader
Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners have deferred to Nassau
County the decision on the number
of new homes to be located on
Crane Island.
The action came Tuesday as
commissioners agreed to settle a
tfive-year-uld lawsuit that center ed
on a road to Crane 'Island for pos-
sible development.
In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, commis-
sioners approved a "stipulation of
dismissal" of the lawsuit filed
against the city in January 2000 by
owners of Crane Island. Vice

Eleven adventurers line
their Seadoos up at the
Fernandina Beach
marina before spending
the night at a downtown
.hotel. Their voyage.
originating in Key West,
continued to Coinjock,
N.C.. with scheduled
stops in Georgia and
South Carolina. With
the exception of Larry
Harchum, who captains
the excursion, all are
novices experiencing
their first Seadoo trip.
The small vessels are
comparable to top-qual-
ity motorcycles.
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Mayor Beano Roberts voted
against the measure.
The suit was filed by Crane
Island's owners to gain road access
to the island across city airport
Before voting to approve the
dismissal, commissioners Bill
Leeper and Joe Gerrity asked that
all references to density, or number
of dwelling units, be removed.
"The city should not be setting
any parameters in density at all,"
Leeper said. "If we're going to put
any units at all, it should be the
number approved by Nassau
CRANE Continued on 3A

City relents on

sign enforcement

City Manager Bob Mearns drew
loud applausefrom business own-
ers Tuesday after announcing that
the city will "back off on.sign code
Mearns called the current sign
ordinance "very strict and severe,"
adding, "There's not a merchant in
this room who can comply with it"
The city needs to partner with
merchants to find a resolution, he

County enhances hurricane response

Last year's hurricanes battered
Florida throughout the late sum-
mer and early autumn. Luckily, the
county was spared the brunt of the
storms, but Nassau County
Emergency Management Director
Nancy Freeman said emergency
workers are not taking any chances
this year.
"We learned a lot from last
year's season," Freeman said.
"We're always working to enhance
our emergency procedures."
Freeman said she's hoping the
general public learned the lessons
of the 2004 hurricane season as
"Last year's hurricane season
really helped inform people of the
risks involved in living in this area,"
she said. "Hopefully more people
are making preparations (for this
year's hurricane season)."

Shelter locations
Nassau County hurricane shelters are at the following locations:
* Yulee Middle School, 85439 Miner Road, Yulee
* Hilliard Middle-Senior High School, 1 Flashes Ave.. Hilliard
* West Nassau County High School, 1 Warrior Drive, Callahan
* Callahan Intermediate, 34586 Ball Park Road, Callahan
A shelter for those who have special medical or physical needs is
located at Hilliard Elementary School, 27568 Ohio St., Hilliard.
Annual registration is required for the Special Needs Evacuation
program. Nassau County residents with special needs can register
by downloading the registration form at www.nassaufl-em.com/
special_needs.htm, and following the instructions on the web site.
More information for all Nassau County residents is available at
www.nassaufl-em.com, or residents can contact the Nassau County
Emergency Operations Center with questions at (904) 548-4980.

Organizing volunteer efforts is
one of the cornerstones in this
year's emergency preparedness
plans. Freeman said a Volunteer
Resource Group, made up of rep-
resentatives of community-oriented
organizations, has been formed as

a way of streamlining the emer-
gency response plan in Nassau
The group will serve as a net-
work of easily accessible volun-
teers that county officials can call
on in the event of an emergency.

"We did have
-7' ~volunteers last
year, but we did-
n't have a net-
work," Freeman
said. "It's just.
kind of a network
contact ... for
example, if we
Freeman need food, water
and ice at a site
we can contact
this group and gain access to sev-
eral organizations."
Freeman said another group
comprised of volunteers, the
Citizen Emergency Response
Team (CERT), will be on hand to
assist in the event of a hurricane
this year.
"These are individuals in the
community who have voluntarily
been trained in basic disaster
response ... these are people we

STORM Continued on 4A

said. "This is not to say that you
don't need (to continue) to get per-
mits," he told business owners.
Merchants crowded into City
Hall chambers Tuesday to support
the creation of a sign code review
Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners voted unanimously to estab-
lish the panel that will make rec-
ommendations for amendments to
the ordinance, "creating fair and
SIGNS Continued on 3A

Watch out

for Dennis

A hurricane warning was
issued for the lower Florida Keys
and the rest of Florida was on
alert as Hurricane Dennis moved
north Thursday.
The storm's projected path
could bring it ashore this week-
end along Florida's Gulf Coast
and produce heavy rains or other
storm conditions in Nassau
County on Sunday.
A hurricane warning means
that hurricane conditions are
expected within 24 hours.
Hurricanes. are storms with
sustained winds in excess of 74
mph Thursday.
At 5 p.m., Dennis was located
about 125 miles southwest of
Guantanamo, Cuba and was mov-
ing northwest at 15 mph.
Maximum sustained winds were
115 mph, making it a category 3

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Respond quickly to stroke symptoms

- News-Leader

Strokes are the third-lead-
ing cause of death in the
United States. They are
also a major cause of dis-
ability, both physical and mental.
They occur when normal blood
flow to the brain is blocked with a
clot or fatty deposit in an artery,
and oxygen-rich blood cannot
flow to a portion of the brain.
This can cause death, or impair-'
ment, which can range from a
speech disability to memory
problems to paralysis on the right
side of the body. It is a miscon-
ception that strokes only occur in
the elderly.
In times oast. little was done

e a stroke'
an bed
he patient
ntly. But
ience have

to prevent damage ond
had occurred, other thz
" rest, nourishment and
physical therapy once t
had recovered sufficiei
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Model boat sail

that Now
there are'
--- emergency
a which, if
tered within
three hours of the initial symp-
toms can make a tremendous dif-.
ference in saving lives and pre-
venting massive damage, in most
cases. So, it is vitally important
that people know the signs of a
stroke and get medical help
immediately. Sym-ptoms include:
Sudden numbness or weak-
ness in the face, arm or leg, espe-
cially if it is only on one side of
the body.
Difficulty speaking or
understanding the speech of oth-
ers; confusion.
Blurred vision, loss of sight,
or dimness, especially if it is in
one eye only.
Loss of balance and coordi-


Spectators, especially includ-
.jrW ,supervised cbildrep,. are wel]
conme to a radi... n, ,ii..lled
model boat fun sail and exkibi-
tion 10 a.m. to noon on July 9 at
Amelia Island Plantation. All
model boats welcome, working
or not, finished or not, except
gas powered. Call Hal Mather at
261-6420 to arrange for a pass at
the security gate.

A "Certified Basic Pistol and
Advanced Defensive Tactics
Course" will be held July 9 from
7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Frater-
nal Order of Police Lodge 65 in
Nassau County. A concealed
weapon permit training certifi-
cate is included. The Range Club
is accepting members. Call Gary
Belson at 491-8358.

The 1031 Tax Deferred
Exchange will be explained by
Pierre Laporte, a certified public
accountant, at a class hosted by
the Amelia Island-Nassau
County Association of Realtors
on July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at
at 910 South 14th Street
Laporte, managing director
of Courson & Stam, LLC, will
clarify this transaction allowing
investors to defer capital gain on
the purchase and sale of like
kind property.
Cost is $25. To register, or for
information, call the Amelia
Island-Nassau County Associa-
tion of Realtors at 261-8133.
Health meeting
Health Education Alliance
(H.EA.L,) will hold its regular
meeting at noon on July 13 at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church ban-,
quet hall.
The speaker will be Stefanie
Shaver, M.D., on "The Top 10
Botanicals Used in Medicine."
H.EA.L. encourages those inter-
ested in or practicing in the field
of holistic health, alternative/
complimentary/integrative med-
icine and health services to join.
For information call Teri
Daggett at 415-3036 or Carol
beck at 491-0250.

Reunion meeting
The Fernandina Beach High
School Class of 1986 rpunio ,',.
planning committee 'ilI meet at,
noon on July 16 at the Crab
Trap, 31 N. Second St. If you are
interested in working with the
committee, please leave a mes-
sage for Glenda Simmons
Jenkins at 277-2606 or send
e-mail to glendadagood@hot
Genealogical society
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will meet
July 19from 7-9 p.m. at the
FCCJ/Nassau Center in Yulee..
Teen Peterson and Dawn
Bostwick will instruct partici-
pants on how to use genealogical
resources of the Florida
Electronic library on the web.
Members will explore Florida
Memory Project, PALM,
Sandborn maps, aerial photos
and other resources. Please
bring your Nassau County
Public Libraries card or you can
register for one at the meeting.
For additional information
call Dawn Bostwick at 277-7365.

Low-cost screenings
A low-cost cholesterol screen-
ing will be offered from 10 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. July
20-22 at Kmart, 1601 Highway 40
East in Kingsland, Ga.
A variety of other tests are
also available including diabetes,
liver function, H. Pylori, thyroid,
PSA and more. For information
call CholesCheck Corp. at 1-800-

Coaches needed
Girls on the Run of
Northeast Florida is accepting
applications for volunteer coach-
es. This fall, GOTR will be
offered at multiple schools,
parks and YMCA's throughout
Fernandina, Yulee, Jacksonville,
Orange Park and Ponte Vedra,
and programs will run from mid-
September through mid-
For a volunteer application or
more information, contact Girls
on the Run at 3214315 or

nation, difficulty in walking, or
'Severe, unexplained
headache. (I have personally .
known several people who com-
plained of a headache in the back
of their head, with no other symp-
toms, for weeks prior to having a
Risk factors of impending
stroke include:
hypertension/high blood pres-
sure, obesity, heart disease, dia-
betes, high cholesterol, smoking,
and stress. A combination of
these conditions raises the
stakes, '.r', "
Predictors of stroke include
transient ischemic attacks, or
TIA's. These "mini-strokes" have
symptoms that are virtually iden-
tical tqoa. stroke-but pass quickly,
usually within an hour, and the
patient has no lasting symptoms
or inipairment. But don't be com-
placent just because the symp-
toms disappear; one-third of

those who have a TIA will have
an acute stroke in the future.
Some doctors think that a series
of TIA's can.cause mental deterio-
ration and lasting damage. So, if
you experience a TIA, let your
doctor know as soon as possible.
You can lower your risk of
having a stroke by controlling
high cholesterol, hypertension
and high blood pressure. If you
are at some risk, your doctor may
recommend an 81 mg aspirin
tablet each day. If you smoke,
quit you can do it Eat fish one
to three times a month, and exer-
cise, with your doctor's OK. The
American Heart Association '
reports that highly active people
had a 27 percent lower risk of
stroke (in a 12-year study), with
similar results for tlios.e who
were moderately active,.,.
Sources: American Heart
Association; American Stroke


Gaylord R. Braden
Gaylord R. Braden, 59, North

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July 6,' 2t115, at Baptis tNeical
A native of Baltimore, Md., he
had resided on Amelia Island since
Mr. Braden was a commercial
fisherman and captain of his own
shrimp boat, 'The Mystic," for
many years, and truly loved work-
ing on the water as well as living at
the beach.

Survivors include: his spouse
,.f many, years.- Sheila;Braden; a
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Md.: is mother, lyrria MN. Iraden.
and his brother, Preston C. Braden,
both of Jacksonville; sister, Sheila A
Heddinger of Tarigerine; and two
A memorial service is planned
for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Burgess
Chapel with the Rev. Edwin Shick
officiating. Private interment will
be at a later.date.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Bemadine Freeman Eleazer

Bernadine Freeman Eleazer,
55, Duck Lake Court, Fernandina
Beach, wife of Walter B. Eleazer,
passed away Monday, July 4,
2005, at the Morris Hospice Center
in the Shands Pavilion in
Jacksonville, following a lengthy
A native and lifelong resident
of Fernandina Beach, she was the
daughter of the late Ernest W. and
Ann Lee Butler Freeman.
Mrs. Eleazer was employed for
many years as the chief laundry
technician for the Amelia Island
Plantation. She enjoyed working
in her garden with her flowers and
spending time with her family.
Survivors include: her husband,

John S. McMullan
John S. McMullan, 76, Amelia
Island, husband of Geraldine
"Gerry" McMullan, passed away
Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at St. Luke's
Hospital in Jacksonville.
A native of Bowling Green, Ky.,
he was the son of the late John
Stone McMullan Sr. and Catherine
Murtaugh Stovall McMullan, and
had resided on Amelia Island for
the last 15 years after relocating
from Muscatine, Iowa, where he
resided for 25 years.
Mr. McMullan was a graduate
of Purdue University with a degree
in engineering.
He served his country in the
United States Army during World
War II, and in the Reserves fol-
lowing the war.
Mr. McMullan was retired from
his position as vice president of
materials management for


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Walter B. Eleazer, Fernandina
Beach; her children, Paul (Joy)
Maddox, Athens, Ga., and Terrie
Coate, Fernandina Beach; four
brothers, David (Eleanor)
Freeman, Alton Freeman, Stephen
Freeman, and Pat Freeman; a sis-
ter, Mary K (George) Johns, all
of Fernandina Beach; and five
A memorial service to celebrate
her life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on
Saturday, July 16, 2005, in the
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Kimberly Lewis-Poulsen of
Memorial United Methodist
Church, officiating.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

Bandage, Inc., a tire manufacturing
firm in Muscatine, Iowa, after 23
years with the company. He was
an avid golfer during his entire life,
and was a longtime member of the
Ritz-Carlton Golf Association on
the island.
Survivors include: his loving
wife of 51 years, Geraldine "Gerry"
Shaughnessy McMullan, Amelia
Island; his children, Ellen Straebel,
St. Charles, Ml., Mike McMullan,
Aurora, Colo., and Robert
McMullan, Circle Pines, Minn.; a
brother, David McMullan,
Jefferson, S.C.; and seven grand-
A Mass of Christian Burial is
scheduled for Saturday at noon at
St Michael's Catholic Church with
the Rev. Father Brian Eburn, pas-
tor, officiating.


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up lo 460 words in length. Obituaries
of 450-750 words in length will be
$25. Obituaries exceeding 750
words In length will be charged and
displayed as paid advertising at pre-
vailing ad rates. A repeat publication
of a free obituary will be charged at
prevailing ad rates.
Obituanes may contain a listing
of survivors as determined by the
family and a short biography of the
deceased's achievements, hobbies

of passions, within the length limits.
We reserve the right to edit obituar-
ies for libel and good taste.
A photograph of the deceased
will be included free of charge.
Obituaries are accepted only
from a funeral home or crematory.
Photographs may be provided by
the family.
Deadlines for obituaries and
photographs are noon Tuesday and
noon Thursday for the following
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SIGNS Continued from lA
equitable standards for signs
within the city."
The panel, an ad hoc adviso-
ry board to the city commission,
will consist of seven volunteer
regular members, including one
member each from the Planning
Advisory Board, the Historic
District Council, the Downtown
Merchants Association, the
Chamber of Commerce and
three citizen members, at least
one of whom will be a business
owner in the city.
"It seems like a fair distribu-
tion," Mearns said. "And we'd'
certainly like to have people on
this panel and get started as soon
as possible." The panel will meet
regularly and for a 60-day period.
Interested citizens may submit
a letter of interest or resume to
the city clerk's office.
Fernandina Beach business
owners have appeared before the
city commission twice this month
to express their frustration at
being cited for violations of the
sign ordinance.
The citations carry monetary
fines (a maximum $250 per day
per violation) if violations remain
uncorrected. But merchants in
the city, inside and outside the
historic district, believe the
enforcement puts them at an
unfair disadvantage to business-
es in the county.
"Just an eighth of a mile down
the street," in the county's juris-
diction, "they have signs all up
and down the street and they're
allowed to keep their signs out,
and we don't feel like this is fair,"
said Maggie de Vries, owner of
Perfect Tan and Hammocks
located in the Eight Flags shop-
ping center.
"We would like to be able to
grow our businesses in the same
manner in which they are
allowed to grow theirs," she told
commissioners during the June 7
regular city commission meet-
ing. "We just want fairness in,
order to prosper like everyone
The city recently hired a fill-
time code enforcement officer.
According to public records, the
office of code enforcement
opened 24 cases related to the
sign ordinance between May 9
and June 22.
"Yes, there has been a great
deal of enhanced code enforce-
ment in the city in the last couple
weeks," Mearns said. 'That's a
direct result of a meeting we had
here several months ago in
which people demanded enforce-
"He's ,enforcing the code
which is, what he's paid to do,"
Co0trnisiibnr Johi Crow said." '
Enforcement of the ordinance
"is past due," Mearns said in an
earlier telephone interview.
Although the code enforcement
officer is "acting appropriately,"
his actions have "caused some
distress," Mearns said.
"Signage is a very important
part of doing business," Jim
Tipton said. Tipton, an investor in
the Pelican Palms Center off
South Eighth Street and owner of
the Ice Cream Club there, was
cited for violating the sign ordi-
nance. He has been erroneously
fined in the past, he said.
"Without enticement, it is
very difficult" to draw customers
into an establishment," Tipton
said, asking the commission to
update the ordinance. "Visual pol-
lution" is "offensive," Tipton said.
But the sign ordinance "is defi-
nitely one-sided against retail and
in favor of non-revenue entities
within the city, such as garage
The city needs a non-evasive
sign ordinance that will give busi-
nesses "the freedom to stay in
business," Tipton said, rather
than allowing customers to cross
the Shave Bridge "to what is
quickly becoming 14 miles of
"The entrepreneurial spirit is
at stake," said Debra Aaron,
owner of ZZ Toys on Centre
Street "If you make us just a ster-
ile environment, we're deciding
who wants to be the last man
Aaron, who asked the com-
mission to use its power to unify
merchants, asked, "How long
before, instead of a historic dis-
trict, we have a slum?"
The sign ordinance is "not
very business friendly,"
Commissioner Joe Gerrity said.
"I think we need to find some
way to help them (merchants)
out and support them the best
we can as a government entity."
The ordinance was last
amended in 1995 and addresses.

historic and non-historic parts of
the city, Mearns said, noting that
code enforcement officer Fred
Lindes has requested dual code
enforcement with the. county on
the island.
"We can't let these areas dry
up. It's that uniqueness that
brings people here," said
Commissioner Bill Leeper, who
owns a business on Centre Street
and on Eighth Street.
"I don't think any one wants to
put anyone out of business,"
Mearns said. "We do have this
balance between aesthetics and
business and I think that's what
this panel can solve."

Crane Island could be

tax bonanza for city

A proposed Crane Island resi-
dential development would have
minimal negative impact on local
governments, Vice Mayor Beano
Roberts said Tuesday.
Roberts called the economics pf
developing Crane Island "a no-brain-
er," explaining that its taxable value
is $222 million.
"There is not a residential proj-
ect in the history of Fernandina
Beach that brings more ad valorem
tax dollars to the city, county and
school system that requires less in
services than Crane Island," said
Roberts. "I defy anybody to find
The Crane Island development's
impact on the school system "would
be minimal at best," Roberts said.
"I can't imagine there would be 10
kids in that whole development that
would even be in the schools here."
He was responding to critics,
including a News-Leader editorial
that opposed annexation of Crane
Island because of the cost of pro-
viding services.
"Some brain-dead character with
the News-Leader made a comment
that we shouldn't have Crane Island"
because of the drain it was going to
cause on services. Nothing could
be further from the truth,"

CRANE Continued from 1A
County and DCA (state Depart-
ment of Community Affairs)."
"We have nothing to say about
density," Gerrity said, calling it the
county's obligation. "That's a coun-
ty issue and we don't need to get
involved in that fight," he said.
'The city is not going to be at the
table," City Attorney Debra Braga
said. "(Nassau) County and DCA
will negotiate. Their comp plan has
to be amended."
Once that issue is decided, the
city :could decide to annex
Crane Island. The county has
urged the city to annex the island
-and set the parameters for devel-
Noting that the number of acres
within the CraneIsland develop-
nent has increased from 76 to 220
since 1988, according to public doc-
uments, citizens urged commis-
sioners to confirm how many acres
owners will build on. They als9
requested that the commission
require owners to a lide by the cits
tree ordinance before annexation
occurs and avoid "putting a stamp of
approval of increased density". on
Crane Island, which is zoned "con-
servation" by the county.
"The city and its citizens really
have not had the opportunity to
address this," said Dave Lott, speak-
ing on behalf of the Concerned
. Friends of Fernandina. "We just
think the citizens need to make

'Some brain-dead character with the
News-Leader made a comment that
we shouldn't have Crane Island
because of the drain it was going to
cause on services. Nothing could be
further from the truth,'

Roberts said.
Roberts was the only commis-
sioner to object to the removal of all
references to density in a stipulation
document, approved by the city
commission Tuesday, that con-
cludes a lawsuit filed against the
city in 2000.
"You won't even know they're
there," he said. "There're some peo-
ple here who just don't want growth
... But I've got some numbers that
will choke a horse, as far as the
impact to this community, the coun-
ty and the school system."
Roberts estimated 169 Crane
Island homes, assuming an aver-
age value of $1.25 million each,
would bring in $1.3 million in
annual ad valorem taxes to the city.
A proposed 90-slip marina would
generate another $72,000 a year,

their feelings known with regard
to the density issue."
If the owners of the proposed
Crane Island development accept
the document, the city will dedicate
road right of way across airport
property for access to the island
after the owners obtain all the nec-
essary approvals, said attorney
Wesley Poole, who drew up the
Poole, a former city attorney, ini-
tially defended the city in the orig-
inal lawsuit.
Owners have received approval
from the U.S. Department of
Transportation and written assur-
ances that the road "would not
adversely impact" any of the city's
airport projects, or funding for those
projects current, past or future, as
existing or provided in the future
land use map, Poole said.
The owners still need approval
from Nassau County and the state
Department of Community Affairs.
Approved from the.Federal Aviation
AdministraLion remains unsub-
stdh uate a.n m -.
The city has received letters
from the FAA's Atlanta and Orlando
offices, City Manager Bob Mearns
said. The letter from Atlanta states
that no objections or penalties will
be assessed due to the road. The let-
ter from Orlando "objected to the
roadway" on the grounds of an envi-
ronmental study, he said.
"The question becomes, on the
pecking order, which letter pre-

Snake bite victim 'good'


An 18-year-old Nassauville man
who was bitten by a rattlesnake
June 27 is once again listed in good
condition at Shands Jacksonville.
Brandon McClellan has been in
the hospital since the snake bit him.
He was in critical condition imme-
diately after he was admitted to the
hospital, but was upgraded to good
condition later that week and doc-
tors thought he might go home last
weekend. But McClellan relapsed
last weekend, going back into the
intensive care unit twice.
McClellan's mother, Pam
McClellan, said the decision earli-
er this week to try another
antivenin appears to be working.
"We're really not expecting
another occurrence," she said.
McClellan said her son may be
released Saturday.
McClellan said she and her fam-
ily have been treated very well at
the hospital.

"I really, really want to lift up
the people here at Shands," she
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he said.
He suggested it would cost no
more than $200,000 a year to pro-
vide services to Crane Island
homeowners, a million-dollar-plus
advantage to the city.
"So I'll be conservative about
this and say we can easily take one-
half a mill off people's ad valorem
taxes as a result of Crane Island,"
Roberts said.
The county would benefit from
Crane Island more than the city, in
part because the development will
require "virtually no services" on
their part, he said.
Roberts calculated that Crane
Island would generate $1.7 million
in property taxes for the county,
"for which they'd have to do very

vails," Mearns said, adding, "We
tended to agree with the letter from
Atlanta" because grant funding
comes to the city from Washington,
D.C, via the Atlanta office.
I "I don't think that's substantial
enough," Gerrity said. "I think
before we move forward that needs
to be clarified."
The 2000 lawsuit filed against
the city "sought to establish a statu-
tory way of necessity across airport
property to provide access to Crane
Island from the nearest public
road," Poole said.
'The city vigorously defended
the lawsuit for almost two years"
before both parties entered into a
"consent order abating the action"
in December 2001 to allow the own-
ers to obtain required government
approvals, he said. The order was
extended several times until it
expired in June 2004.
'Technically that consent order,
by its own terms has died," Poole
said. "But there, has been no fur-
ther action as far as the lawsuit is
concerned'."' ',. -n-


Clerk of Court John Crawford speaks with a reporter at a
Thursday press conference detailing embezzlement by long-
time county employee Julie Mixon.

COUNTY Continued from 1A
embezzling funds at the office
since 1996. (Her son, Josh Mixon,
was murdered in a widely publi-
cized incident in 1997.)
Seven days after the confes-
sion, she checked into the Best
Western Inn in Jacksonville, where
her body was discovered on May
1 with a gunshot wound to the
chest Her death was ruled a sui-
Pape, said FDLE did not
make an arrest immediately fol-
lowing Mixon's confession
because it wanted to verify her
"At that point it was basically a
one-sided story," he said. "We
wanted to look deeper."
No other current or former
clerk's employees are now sus-
pected of embezzling funds or
assisting Mixon.
Pape also said Mixon gave no
indication that she was suicidal
following the confession.
Pape said disposition of the
fdnds was "mostly unknown" but
if the pursuitof Mixon's assets
reveals any involvement by oth-
ers who were "knowingly hiding
or spending stolen assets," FDLE
will consider opening another
But he said how the money
was.spent may never be known.
"You may never get the answer
of where the money's gone," he
said. "We may never know."
The FDLE reviewed docu-
ments spanning October 1999 to
February 2005, due to a five-year
statute of limitations. That inves-
tigation revealed about $875,000 in
missing funds.
However, Crawford said an
ongoing and separate investiga-
tion by the outside auditing firm
Berman, Hopkins, Wright &
LaHam CPAs LLP has found more
than $1 million in missing funds.
-.So.tar, that investigation goes back
to 1998, but Crawford said it will

continue to 1996 and earlier and
may include other accounts not
yet investigated.
Pape said FDLE's investigation
revealed "an embezzlement
scheme" involving cash deposits
Mixon handled which she was to
transfer to a courier.
"At that point money was
removed," Pape said. "It was basi-
cally cash."
He said most of the stolen
money was for traffic tickets and
State agents established that
revenue for the clerk's office was
counted and recounted several
times but that the final deposit slip
was reviewed by Mixon, who
sealed the bag containing the
Annual audits by the county's
outside auditor, Farmand,
Farmand & Farmand, did not
uncover the theft.
Crawford said shortly after he
took office in January a certified
public accountant was put into the
position formerly held by Mixon.
The CPA discovered "financial
irregularities" which quickly rose
into the thousands of dollars, and
the office contacted law enforce-
Crawford fired Mixon about a
month before the FDLE agents
began a "preliminary investiga-
Crawford said he did not con-
front Mixon about his suspicions,
but Mixon told the investigator
she felt "panic" at that time.
"(I) knew eventually it would
be caught up with. But I was hop-
ing that it wouldn't be," she said.
"And things would get on the
straight and narrow."
Crawford confirmed the coun-
ty is still using Farmand, Farmand
& Farmand, and changing that
will be up to the Nassau County
"But I can tell you w'll be look-
ing at that." hesaid. I

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Man held in I shooting;

Lucky Gatlin asked Nassau County Fire-Rescue workers to display a set of air bags brought
from Yulee to a fatal crash site on US 1 in Hilliard Tuesday. Gatlin believes having them on
scene earlier could have saved the life of a truck driver who died in the mishap.

Fatal wreck prompts man

to buy air bags for county

West Nassau Correspondent
A person at the scene of a fatal
crash on US 1 in Hilliard Tuesday
said he plans to buy a set of air
bags for Nassau County Fire-
Rescue Station 40 in Hilliard and
hopes other residents will consid-
er doing likewise for other stations
around Nassau County. ,
Lucky Gatlin, who owns a truck-
ing company at Gatlin Farms on
the Old Dixie Highway between
Hilliard and Callahan, said he was
the second person on the scene of.
the crash between a lumber truck
and pickup truck.
Gatlin said when he got to the
overturned lumber truck, the driv-
er was still alive.
"There was still a heartbeat,"
he said.
But after rescue personnel tried
withe*-~w .eegess to extricate the
driv\'er-usmi-tieJaws of Life," a call
was put out for a set of air bags.
which had to be brought by Nassau
County Fire-Rescue 30 in Yulee.
When they arrived, John Denning,
52, of Nicholls, Ga., had just died.
Gatlin said he was holding
Denning's hand when he died.
Obviously shaken, Gatlin said
it could have been him or one of his

drivers and, if so. he would want to
know that firefighters had all the
equipment they needed for the
"attempt to save his life.
Gatlin said he realizes there was
no guarantee that having the air
bags on site earlier would have kept
Denning alive. But he believes it
might have made the difference
between life and death in this
Nassau County Fire-Rescue
Chief Chuck Cooper, who was at
the accident scene, said the depart-
ment requires air bags on average
once a year and that the county
has two sets. The set for the West
Side is in Yulee because of its cen-
tral location. The other set is on
the East Side, he said.
"The air bags probably would
not have made a difference what-
soever, but that was the last tool of
resort other than using a wreck-
er," said CopeptHe Nassau .
County C'o e done'!
e'ervtihing' h'y can to mrake 'u re
that we have every tool available."
"Air bags are usually used for
stabilization, where the Jaws of Life
and the rams and cribbing are not
effective. They are so thin, but have
a great deal of strength, lots of ten-
sile strength," he said.
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that they can be wedged under-
neath any vehicle or object to be
moved and inflated.
"They allow just enough room
for cribbing to go underneath it
and another air bag on top of that
cribbing. And you keep working it
up until you get enough room to
work it," he said.
Cooper said some people
"swear by them" and others con-
sider them the last tool of choice. "If
-used right, it's a very safe, method-
ical, but systematic method of extri-
cation; nothing fast happens when
using the air bags," he said.
Apparently air bags aren't the
only items fire and rescue person-
nel could use.
About the time of the Hilliard
crash, Cooper said an accident
occurred on 14th Street in
Fernandina Beach, requiring three
rescue units because the city unit
was tied up on another call. At that
poin- there was one rescue unit
available countywide, and it was in
Bryceville, said Cooper.
"It's happening more and more
every week," he said. Cooper said
he even put a call in for Century
Ambulance and asked them to put
one of their private ambulances on
Tuesday night, Gatlin said the
air bags had been ordered for
Nassau County Fire-Rescue 40 in
Hilliard at a personal cost to him of
about $3,000. He said a life saved is
certainly worth more than that
"You wouldn't send a mechanic
out to do a job without his tools,"
Gatlin said.

suspects sought

SHANNON MALCOM ,:. H a r r y
News-Leader f Herman Reed,
48, Holly Ann
A Fernandina Beach man has i Bohn, 22, and
been arrested and charged with ? Thomas Lucas
attempted murder after he report- Hale, 23, all of
edly shot a man at his 2943 Fernandina
Tidewater St. home. Beach, were
Kenneth Allen Reece, 52, was injured in the
arrested Tuesday, a day after the Reece shooting. All
incident three have
According. to police, Adam since been
Joseph Matteson Jr., 19, was at released from the hospital.
Reece's home July4, attempting to That shooting occurred
contact Reece's daughter, with around 1 a.m. Monday when two
whom he has a two-week-old vehicles pulled up to the home.
infant. Reece allegedly shot Shots were fired from one of the
Matteson in the face and in the vehicles from a shotgun, accord-
back at around 9:30 p.m. ing to a police report. Detective
Nassau County Sheriff Tommy David Bishop said the victims
Seagraves said Reece's daughter were hit with "bird shots" that
had a restraining order against release 30 to 40 pellets in one
Matteson. shot.
He is listed in critical condi- The vehicles are described as
tion at Shands Jacksonville. a Ford Expedition that is possi-
In a separate incident, bly dark green and a dark pickup
Fernandina Beach Police are truck.
searching for suspects in a shoot- Bishop said the victims were in
ing at 306 Benjamin St. that left the yard when the shooting
three people injured. occurred, and police believe they

Heavy rains, wind damage property

Heavy rainfall left a Fernandina
Beachhome flooded Monday, and
wind may have damaged
Fernandina Beach Middle School.
Nassau County Emergency
Management Director' Nancy
Freeman said she went to the
home at 1444 Robin Hood Drive to
survey the damage. "It was one of
the areas that had kind of local-
ized, quick and heavy rainfall,"
she said. "The ditches and cul-
verts were overrun with the vol-
ume of water ... it went through
most of the house and got the
floor and carpet wet."
Freeman said she did not have
an estimate of how much it may
cost to repair the damage. The
American Red Cross was called
out to the scene, but Freeman
said the resident made arrange-
ments on her own for a place to
No other homes in the area
e!i damaged, Freeman ;aid.
'To get to the front door, you
had to wade through water," she
said. '"The resident said it came
very quickly, came through as
kind of a wave, then receded very
Freeman said the only other
report of property damage over
the weekend was from
Fernandina Beach Middle School,
where the roof of a walkway was
blown over.
"We think it was from the
storm that blew through,"
Freeman said.
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that is monitored for rainfall -
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More rain could be on the way.
The forecast from the National
Weather Service predicts a 40 per-
cent chance of thunderstorms
today and a 60 percent chance on
Freeman said county emer-
gency management workers are
also watching Hurricane Dennis,
on Thursday in the Atlantic Ocean
near Jamaica, waiting to see
whether Nassau County residents
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can call on (for help)," Freeman
said. Responsibilities of CERT
members can include answering
phones, preparing shelters and
working as public information offi-
In addition to volunteers, coun-
ty employees will also be called
upon to use their skills to assist in
hurricane preparation.
"Overall, our organizational
response went very well (last
year)," Freeman said. "But seeing
what other Florida counties expe-
rienced last year, we're going a lit-
tle more in-depth ... we have a need
for more staff, so we've asked
(county) departments to help out
with some of our functions."
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shelters if a large number of peo-
ple are forced out of their homes
due to flooding, and anyone need-
ing assistance can contact the
department or the American Red
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Management can be reached at
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are being assigned to fulfill needs
of the Nassau County Emergency
Operations Center based on skills
they use in their day-to-day jobs.
For example, the county library
department will work with the
emergency phone bank that will
be set up in the event of an
approaching hurricane.
"They're used to getting phone
calls and getting answers,"
Freeman said. "We've matched up
county personnelday-to-day skills
with some of the needs of the emer-
gency operation center."
For Nassau County residents,
no pertinent information has
changed from last year. The evac-
uation route A1A- and hurricane
shelters remain the same as last
year, Freeman said.

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in other
may not have been the intended
victims of the shooter or shoot-
Police Chief "Chip" Hammond
said Thursday the incident is
under investigation and police are
"pursuing all leads."
No arrests had been made at
press time.
Hammond said police have
identified some suspects but
declined to say how many, only
that there are more than one. He
said the incident appeared to be
related to an ongoing fight
between various people believed
to be involved.
"All these parties have a his-
tory "of some type of feud,"
Hammond said, referring to the
suspects and the intended victims.
Hammond said there were
"more than four" people in the
yard at the time of the shootings,
but he did not comment on exact-
ly how many.
Anyone with information is
asked to contact Bishop at 277-

FRIDAY, JULY 8.2005 NASSAU News-Leader



Callahan library closed
The Callahan branch library
will be closed for maintenance
and repair through July 11. The
library will reopen at noon on
July 12. Summer Reading pro-
grams, held on Mondays at
11:30 a.m., have been relocated
to the County Building at 208
Mickler St
For more information, call
the library at (904) 879-3434.

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Diabetes self-management
classes will be held at 6 p.m.
Jul~' 11. 18 and 25 and Aug. 2 at
the County Building on Mickler
Street in Callahan.
Classes cover diabetes care
for life, including an overview of
type I and 2, how to control
blood sugar highs and lows.
sick days, stress management,
food labels and how to count
carbohydrates, lifestyle
changes, medications, skin, foot
and dental care, record keeping
and complications of diabetes.
People with diabetes and
their family members are wel-
come. To register call Deborah
Jones of the health department
at (904) 225-9510.

Callahan theater
The Callahan Area Show
Theatre will present "Our
Community on Stage" July 19.
The variety show is open to any-
one. Registration is $15. For
information call (904) 879-1726
or visit www.cast-fl.org.
Items are needed for the the-
ater that can be used for props
ani'd '(,ildhies for upcoming
plays. Cll Brenda Harktbn~'41-"
(9049)79-1726 or Lori Morris at
(904) 879-1797

Class reunion
The West Nassau High
School Class of 1985 is planning
a reunion Sept 17 to commemo-
rate the 20th anniversary of
Visit the website at www.
wnhs.myevent.com to register,
sign the guest book or add a
"before and after" photo. For
information call (904) 318-0888
or e-mail wnhs80s@yahoo.com.

Fireworks, fun run, music and more at Hilliard's Fourth

West Nassau Correspondent
Hilliard Action Committee
members were pleasantly surprised
Monday with the great turnout at
the Annual Hilliard Fourth of July
While they didn't think there
were any more people than in past
years, everyone agreed the crowds
were bigger during the daytime
Between 8,000 and 10,000 peo-
ple have been enjoying the annual
Hilliard Mayor David
Buchanan, who co-chairs the com-
mittee with his wife Ann, said con-
sidering the heat, humidity and
many rain showers, he thought
everything turned out well since
about the same number arrived for
the fireworks as usual.
"I think it's bigger and better
than last year," Buchanan said,
about an hour before the fireworks
display, which was delayed due to
Past celebrations have been
slow getting started, building up
gradually to the fireworks.
This year, the Hilliard Airpark
was buzzing with activity before
the event officially started with the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
10095 flag raising, pledge to the
flag and national anthem.
The United States Autosound
Competition International appeared
to be largely responsible for that, in
addition to The Hilliard Family
YMCA-sponsored Fun Run and'
Walk event, which was held at 8
The 24 booths on the grounds
were busy most of the time, elimi-
nating long lines throughout the
day, and those who were already
hot or tired were content to sit
beneath the protective tarp to see
the many entertainers who took
turns performing.
New Horizons Bluegrass band
members BIlly Brant, Lucille Brant,
Terry Dillhyon and Richard Wilkes
performed several bluegrass and
gospel arrangements, which they
genuinely appeared to enjoy doing
as much as their audience enjoyed
watching and hearing.
Adam Henderson, who has
always been at the annual celebra-
tions to provide sound equipment
for other entertainers, appeared 'as
an entertainer himself this year.
He was joined by three other band
members and together, "Beyond
Usual" sang and played their instru-
ments for several numbers.
OLhers t hu per frmnd prior to
t firewbri were' Ni-os
Westmoreland, Sarah Sullivan and
the Hilliard Drum Corps.
The Hilliard Family YMCA
sponsored its first Hilliard Family
YMCA Fun Run and Walk Monday
morning, with registration starting
at 8 a.m. Participants were given
free T-shirts and warmed up prior
to starting out on the course.
Event organizer Ann Myhre
said proceeds from the entry fees
Would go to "The Really Caring"
campaign, which provides finan-
cial assistance for kids and fami-
lies who want to enroll in YMCA

Walkers taking part in the
Hilliard Family Fun Run and
Walk, above, about one-quar-
ter through the course on
Monday morning.
One of 19 cars is judged in
the sound category at the
United States Autosound'"
Competition International at
Hilliard Airpark, left.
The band, "Beyond Usual,"
below, as it makes its appear-
ance during the Annual
Hilliard Fourth of July
Celebration. Band members
are Adam Henderson on lead
guitar, Jeremy Faulk of
acoustic guitar, Clint Conner
on drums and Brian
Henderson on ,bass guitar.
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I write to take strong issue with
the views about spanking children
expressed by Dennis Todd
("Should we spank our children,"
June 22).
I am a board-certified pediatri-
cian and the father of six children.
I have served as pediatrician on a
child abuse team in Colorado and
have volunteered with the citizen
review program (case reviews of
children in foster care) in Manatee
County. Too often, I have seen the
horrible results caused by parents
who had spanked their children so
severely that it constituted abuse.
No matter how you view the
matter, spanking is a form of vio-
lence. Spanking demonstrates to
the child that violence in the name
of discipline is acceptable and may
well be expected again in the
future. There is no good way to dis-
tinguish between: abusive spank-
ing and "mild-moderate" spanking.
If parents are' sufficiently angry at
-a child's behavior, they may
unknowingly turn an act of disci-
pline:into a form of vengeance. The
arch of the child's body being
spanked has great impact on the
child. Spanking the buttocks (a
potentially erogenous area) may
be misinterpreted as a sexual act by
the child.
'My concern for children who
have been spanked is their poten-
tial for developing psychological
damage, based on fear of their par-
ents andthe shame of having been
spanked.This may show up in later
years as:impaired self-image and a
tendency toward exhibiting aggres-
sive behaviors. Having been
spanked as children, they in turn,
may well spank their children.
Participation as adults in sexual
spanking rituals maybe a result of'
having been spanked on the but-
tocks in childhood.
Mr. Todd cites a report from
the Family 'Research Council, an
offshoot organization from James
Dobson's Focus on the Family. Its

advocacy activities as a conserva-
tive Christian think-tank include
opposition to family planning pro-
grams and opposition to equal
rights for homosexual partners.
However, in reviewing the policy
areas of the Family Research
Council, I found no mention of
spanking or discipline of children.
My review of the New Testament in,
the Christian Bible provided the
image of Jesus' compassionate wel-
coming of children (Luke 18: 15-
17). The author of the letter to the
Ephesians supplied a brief instruc-
tion about discipline: "... fathers, do
not provoke your children to anger,
but bring them up in the discipline
and instruction of the Lord."
(Ephesians 6:4).
The best way to break the cycle
of violence is to advocate for no
spanking of any degree of severity.
That has successfully been
affirmed legally in several
European countries. Rather than
spanking, the approach of "tough
love" provides a compassionate and
non-violent, yet consistent, way to'
discipline and instruct children.
Thomas C. Washburn, M.D.
Fernandina Beach'

Annex Crane Island
As one who wouldn't have
minded being rich but holds no
grudge against those who honest-
ly became so, I thought that was a
great letter by Bob Rogers,
("Socialist mentality." June 29). To
refresh memories. Bob was taking
exception to the socialist slant of a!
June 3 editorial objecting to cater-
ing to million-dollar yachts using
our marina and to rich homeown-
ers building on Crane Island.' *.
Regarding our marina, since 6ur
port facilities are on the Intracoastal
Waterway and have easy access to
the sea, making Fernandina an.
attractive port of call for yachts, '
including the million-d6lla fones
should have a high priority in the
city's programs. In addition to these
yachts adding class to our water-

front, those aboard would spend
money in town.
One thing Rogers and I and the
editorial all agree on is that the city
marina should restore the public
boat ramp. The more boating activ-
ity at the marina the better. Better
bustling than inactive.
As for Crane Island, I concur
with Rogers that it should be
annexed to the city. If we must
allow it ,to be developed, the fewer
houses there the better ecologi-
cally, even if it means the dwellers,
thereon are wealthier. The wealth-
ier they are, probably the better
care they will take of the island.
Going on about.few is better,
when docent-ing in the Amelia
Island Museum of History and wax-
ing cynical, I tell my tours, "Amelia
Island is about the same size as
Manhattan but with several million
fewer people. The Chamber of
Commerce, however, is doing their
best to rectify this shortcoming." A
,"bumper sticker I have contemplat-
ed ordering would say "Welcome to
Amelia Island/Now go home," but
then I too came to this beautiful
island from elsewhere only 26 years
Bob Awtrey
Fernandina Beach

Good homes for pets
The letter ("Out of animal con-
trol," June 24) has done more to,
define the difference between ani-
mal control and, the Humane
Society than any thing I have seen
in print on the. subject recently.
There is an animal control struc-
tutre that covers all of Nassau
County except Fernandina Beach
and is run by the Nassau County
government. There is an animal
control 'structure that covers
Fernandina Beach and that one is
contracted to the Nassau Humane
Society for its daily operations.
The difference is that Nassau
Humane Society works to keep the
:healthy animals alive and actively
seeks ways to get them adopted

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into good homes. The Nassau
Humane Society is a non-profit that
exists because of volunteers who
provide fund-raisers, dog walking,
cat grooming and takes animals to
adoption days.
There was a picture of me in
theNews-Leader (June 22) holding
'a kitten with the caption of
"Underdogs" above the picture.
What happened at the Nassau ani-
mal control this week is a primary:
example of the point I tried to
make. On a typical adoption day, I
might travel 160 miles back and
forth to move cats to adoption sites,
mostly PetSmart stores, spend six
hours talking to potential owners
and consider it a good day if one or
two cats get a new home and make
a family happy.
I am assuming that the letter
writer is a teen who fell in love with
a cat and wanted to adopt it She
seemed to have a good grasp of
the reality of the situation. One
female cat left to reproduce off-
spring that is in turn left to repro-
duce offspring will result in 420,000
cats being born over seven years.
But she wanted this one cat and
the cat was put down anyway., book
at what I have to do as a volunteer
with all expenses coming out of my
pocket, and I question why that
one cat could not have spared. After
all, I am given to understand that
the county has a full-time person
on-board to coordinate animal adop-
tions. Where was this person in the
chain-of-command when that order,
was executed?
In summary, everyone needs
to understand that animal control is
just that. No one calls a commis-
sioner about a cat that was eutha-
nized but they do call and complain
if stray cats and dogs are not con-
trolled. It is the Humane Society
and other volunteer organizations

like Cats Angels and STARS that
have admission to help find healthy
cats and dogs good homes and to
take good care of them in the inter-
im. You can help by volunteering to
foster an animal, adopting an ani-
mal as opposed to buying an animal
that was produced for profit, donat-'
ing your time and/or money to help
with the medical and maintenance
expenses and doing your part by
having your cats and dogs
Tom Taylor

littletown gone big
I am a former resident of
Fernandina Beach. I graduated
from Fernandina Beach High
School in 1970. I started receiving
the News-Leader in March of this
year, for two reasons. One, I had
been so out of touch with the town
and I wanted to see what was going
on. Second, I was considering, one
day, moving back "home." Well, I
can tell you, "home" is not "home"
I have not been back since 1999
aqd am planning atrip tif"hbort-*'
,y. I can say thatlI aif.'Vryrttsiz
pleased with the things that are"
going on there. The "gas tax," get-
ting rid of the "boat ramp," whew,
that was saved! The price of real
estate there and the plain taking
over of big businesses has left me
wondering, if my ancestors could'
see their little town now, what
would they think?
My grandmothers were both
born there, one in 1896 and the
other in 1902. 1 come from the
Verdier line, McCleary line and the
Delaney line. I am related to the
Langs, Moyes. Nobles and who
knows whom else. I cannot under-
stand how Fernandina has allowed

people to come in and corrupt the
government the way that I see it
has become. I am not saying that
there was not corruption "back in
the day," but to this magnitude?
What? How can the commission-
ers steal and then want the people
to pay for "their" mistakes. (If that
is the right word.) They build them-
selves a bigger meeting place and
think that no one is smart enough
to figure things out Everyone there
is not asleep or on drugs! You have
people who are awake! I hope you
I live in Mableton, Ga, which is
outside of Atlanta. Cobb County is
a wonderful county. There is an
exception though. They allow clear-
cutting to the max! I used to brag
about how my "little town of
Fernandina Beach" preserved the
landscape of the city and county.
How there were laws to protect our
cypress tress and other landmarks.
Now, I see, money is taking over
and people are turning their heads
and letting businesses get by with
criminal acts.
Hopefully, the majority of the
people will wake up and do some-
Wthing'to'preservie' the town of
r'Febndndina Beach and. Nassau,
County. My father used to call it
'"fantasy land" because there was no
place like it on Earth. Now, it's try-
ing to become like the rest of the
country, commercialized. God help
us! These people who have no real
roots there don't have much affec-
tion for the land. Being part Irish
and Scottish. land means a lot to
me. Beautiful land, untouched by
Well. I hope you understand my
heart when it comes to "the little
town gone big."! wish I were there
to fight for Fernandina Beach.
Lucille L Martin
Mableton, Ga.

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for suckers?

All my life I'd heard stories about giant catfish.
It was the local.obsession.
I knew men who sought giant catfish the way
other men seek fortunes, fame or contact with the
On Saturday mornings, well before the sun
would brighten the tips of the pine trees, they
would load a Zebko rod, tackle box and six-pack
of Hi-Life onto their pickup trucks and head to
their respective "glory holes."
Always alone. Always to a secret location.
Always hopeful that some big niudcatea -i,0.ejagg1 o_
er thmrthev or anyone else.had ever sg.n-aVtWE T
ed them in a hole or channel;
lurking beneath the surface,
invisible, giant, a virtual
These big cats were more
than trophies. They could
S: define a man. Make him the
talk of the downtown barber-
shop. Get his picture pub-
lished in the newspaper,
p B along with a one-inch story
to record his struggle with
Benjamin the 30-pound beast for pos-
Price terity.
---**-- I have seen these newspa-
W per clippings placed at the
NEWSROOM side of men's coffins, laminat-
VIEWS, ed and framed alongside por-
traits of his family.
By late afternoon, the lucky ones would return
home with their catch and were often seen in the
front yard nailing fish heads to trees. They'd use
a pair of pliers to peel back the skin then throw
the refuse into a bucket But the heads would stay
nailed there for days. A macabre sort of trophy.
Giant catfish were the stuff of legend. And no
legend was bigger than the family of giant cats
that lurked beneath the deep waters of Lake
Some time in the early 1980s, a poultry truck
loaded down with live broilers was traveling the
lake's curvy mountain roads when it left the road-
way and plummeted into the deep waters next to
the Lake Burton dam.
For weeks, a family of catfish fed on hundreds
of these fat broilers stuffed with steroids and
growth hormones until they became super-fed,
giant Siluriformes.
I must have heard that story 100 times grow-
ing up, but the description was always recited
exactly the same:
"Catfish the size of Volkswagen Beetles."
Now I'll admit that on one or two occasions I
might have felt a tremble of fear when a limb or a
fish brushed against my foot while I was swim-
ming in Lake Burton.
But, honestly, I never believed that story.
Until I read the newspaper yesterday.
Thousands of miles from the depths of Lake
Burton, the Associated Press has reported Thai
fishermen landed a record catfish last week in the
Mekong Delta.
The story included a picture of the "Mekong
giant," all 650-pounds of him stretched out on a
He's as big as a Volkswagen Beetle.
I don't know if I now have second thoughts
about the authenticity of that slice of local legend.
But one thing is for certain.
Every cat-fisherman in North Georgia will
have his Zebko, his tackle box and his Hi-Life at
the Lake Burton Dam Saturday morning, before
the sun brightens the tips of the pine trees.
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n the last few years Nassau County has rarely
been without controversial issues to keep the
pundits busy spinning tales of intrigue and
speculation. Within the last two weeks I have
received several calls and e-mails regarding an
organization that I would have thought (in fact
hoped) would have been free of controversy: The
Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County.
Questions are being raised as to how 10 acres of
county parkland that had been donated to the Boys
& Girls Club by the county commission for the pur-
pose of building a clubhouse are now being sold to a
prominent developer who happens to own the
adjoining property. hi an effort to sort out (and fig-
ure out) the various pieces to this puzzle, I met with
several members of the Boys & Girls Club board, as
well as the developers in question.
To be blunt, this is a complex and convoluted
story involving several participants including: well-
intentioned community leaders who have devoted
much of their own time, sweat and money for an
extremely worthwhile cause; elected officials who
appear to be supporting the same admirable cause;
a private developer who also appears to have assist-
ed the cause; and our own county government
which (in its own inimitable manner) is probably at
the root of the simmering controversy. After you
read the following brief history of the issue, you can
decide whether or not you believe any of these play-
ers acted inappropriately. (Remember, this is com-
July 2002: The county commission gave the Boys
& Girls Club a 99-year lease (at $1/year) on 10
acres of undeveloped parkland (that had been
donated to the county by Rayonier) near the inter-
section of Hatton Road and the proposed Amelia
Concourse (west of Nassauville Road and south of
A1A). Based on this gift, the Boys & Girls Club
hired a contractor and raised.funds to build the
clubhouse, which was designed to serve hundreds
of youths from the surrounding areas.
Unfortunately, when it came time to actually
start construction, the clubwas told that the proper-
ty donated by the county in the parkland was "land-
locked," and there was no way for builders to actual-
ly gain access to it to begin construction. The
county had led the club to believe that it could use
Hatton Road (an unimproved dirt road) to access
the site, buttnearby landowners contested the own-
ership of the road and denied:use of it by the club.
(When the Amelia Concourse.is finally finished,
access will be provided to the park area, but no one
knows when that will happenm),County Attorney
Mike Mullin has advised-me that it was his office
which told the Boys & Girls Club that the private
property owners appeali to have a title claim to
Hatton.Road," thus making:it unavailable for use in
building the new clubhouse.
Caught between the proverbial rock and a hard

place, the club started looking
for a new location to build the
clubhouse since construction
costs were increasing dramati-
cally, and local benefactors
were wondering why their
donations weren't being used.
^ Bruce Jasinsky, a local realtor,
developer and Boys & Girls
Club benefactor, found 13 acres
for the club farther north on
Mike Boyle Nassauville Road, which was
available for $360,000. This land
already had water and sewer
WAIT A facilities, and the club pur-
MINUTE chased it in August 2004.
Shortly thereafter, the club
asked the county commission to donate the original
10-acre site to it so that it could sell it and recoup
the money it was forced to expend on the new club-
house location. The county agreed, but required any
sale income over $400,000 to go back to the county.
At this point former county commissioner Vickie
Samus suggested that the Boys & Girls Club should
swap its original 10-acre site for a comparable site
.(also in the proposed parkland) that would actually
be more marketable, since the club's goal was to
sell the land to replenish their endowment. In a
recent interview Samus told me that.she also
believed the remaining county land (after the swap)
would be more usable for the planned park. The
swap was approved by the county commission in
November 2004.
One result of the swap was to place the new 10-
acre site adjacent to one of the planned Amelia
Concourse developments owned by Bruce Jasinsky.
An independent appraiser placed the value of the
Boys & Girls Club property at $285,000, and '
Jasinsky offered to buy it for $325,000. The board,
wanting to recoup the entire purchase price of the
new clubhouse property, countered with'$360,000,
and Jasinsky accepted. The sale is pending approval
by the county commission for zoning changes and
reduced impact fees for the parkland parcel.
Of course the question that begs to be answered
is, "Who else was asked to bid on the property in an
effort to maximize the purchase price for the Boys
& Girls Club?" And the answer is, "No one."
When confronted with this critical question dur-
ing our recent meeting, the board members were,
extremely candid in their responses. Time was
working against them, their financial reserves had
been depleted with the purchase of the new site and
the original parcel they were trying to sell was still
landlocked (i.e., there wouldbe few prospective
buyers). They believed then (and still do) that
Jasinsky's offer was more than fair (in view of the
appraisal), that no one else would be interested in
the remote parcel and that everyone. (especially the

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Americans h4

P people voting in the Discovery Channel's
"Greatest American" contest chose -
Ronald Reagan.
Yup, Reagan; Not George Washington,.
not Abraham Lincoln, not Benjamin Franklin or
Thomas Jefferson or Martin Luther King.
Iam appalled! Not because I was never a fan of
Reagan, but because apparently, in this new age of
"TV and.computers, people can only think back to
recent memories, and have either forgotten their
history lessons, or never learned them at all.
But lets start with dispelling the Reagan myth,
which seems to have numbed the modern mind.
Reagan is somehow credited for single-handedly
causing the fall of the Soviet Union. Well, for the
lazy non-historians, that may all fit so' cozily into
their reasoning, but there were a few others who
contributed along the way. Harry S. Truman toed
the line against the Communists in Korea (certainly
a strong signal to the Soviets), John F Kennedy
stared down Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile
Crisis, Richard M. Nixon opened the diplomatic
door with China and made the Soviets look over
both shoulders -and Pope John Paul II (albeit not an
American) was no small player in the demise of the
Soviet Union.
Additionally, superior American technology,

Nassau County Commissioners:
Jim B. Higginbotham, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 321-0766 (h)
Ansley Acree, District 2-Amelia Island, Nassauville, 277-1538 (h)
Tom Branan, District 3-Yulee, 261-7739 (h)
Floyd Vanzant, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 845-3480 (h)
Marianne Marshall, District 5-Callahan, 879-2729 (h)

How is it that 10 acres donated to the
Boys & Girls Club by the county are
now being sold to a developer?

county's youth) would benefit from the sale.
So who's to blame for this situation, or, for that
matter, is there any blame to assess?
It seems clear that the board members of the
Boys & Girls Club have acted in good faith, and
have persevered when confronted with significant
challenges, obstacles and frustration. Their commit-
ment to build a new clubhouse for the youth of our
community is both admirable and impressive. In
addition, based on the available information to date,
the developer (Jasinsky) who stands to gain a valu-
able piece of county parkland (without other bid-
ders) can make a strong case that he is simply try-
ing to bail the club out of a financial bind.
However, the county's role in all of this is, as
usual, less favorable. For example, how could the
county not know who controlled a critical road that
was supposed to provide access to the original 10-
acre site? When Rayonier donated that land to the
county for use as a park, there was a stipulation that
the county build an access road into the property
within two years and that the donated land would
always be designated for public use. Whoever
approved that contract for the county should have
known if there was (qr wasn't) a way to build the
required road, and if there wasn't, why was the con-
tract accepted? One wonders how many other "mys-
tery roads" are lurking out there.
In speaking with the county attorney, he
informed me that he based his decision (that the
county didn't own Hatton Road) heavily on the state-
ment of BJ. Taylor, a long-time county road employ-
ee, who told him the county had not maintained the
road. But it doesn't appear that anyone ever con-
ducted a review of road department "work orders"
to definitively prove (or disprove) whether or not
the county had been maintaining Hatton Road for
At the recent meeting where I went searching for
answers, several of the participants expressed disT
may and resentment that anyone would suggest 1
there was anything questionable about any of the -
dealings related to the new clubhouse for the Boys
& Girls Club. I reminded them that this was Nassau
County, which has a long and rich history of politi-
cal skulduggery. When you live here, being skepti-
cal and paranoid may not be signs of mental illness.
They may be necessary for survival.
Mike Boyle, an Amelia Island resident, spent 27
years as an FBIAgent. His column appears Fridays.
He can be reached at michaelhboyle@earthlink.net.


Generous donations
The Nassau Civitan Club, spon-
sor of the second annual Barbecue
Contest in conjunction with The
BlueberT'y Festival, acknowledges
;the following businesses for Utair
donations to the festival. With the
support and generosity. of the
community, the Barbecue Contest
and Blueberry Festival were very
successful, and the Civitan Club
was able to make a significant con-
tribution to the Nassau Special
Olympics, the Nassau Boys & Girls
Club and the Civitan International
Research Center. Special thanks to:
Nassau Printing and Office
Supply, Inc., Norma Norris, real-
tor, Cochrane's Collision Center,
Watson Realty Corp., Amelia Island,
Brandies Ace Hardware, Callahan
Timber/J.M. Coleman, Horton
Custom Graphics, Osprey Village,
Cedar River Seafood, Harris Teeter,
West 200 Salon, Publix, Winn Dixie
(Callahan), Stateline Disposal,
Coca-Cola Bottling Co., First
" National Bank of Nassau County,
Northeast Florida Fair Association,
Rick Keffer Dodge, Murray's Grill,
Oyster Bay Island Homes, Deonas
Boat Works, AA Bottled Gas Co.,
KP's Deli, Pamela J. Keller, DMD,
Callahan BBQ, Bank of America,
Fernandina/ Callahan, Ron
Anderson dealership.
Bo Turvey, President
Nassau Civitan Club

ave terrible sense of history

ingenuity and resolve beat
down the Soviet military
"'" machine, which tried to match
the U.S., by spending them-
selves into ruin all the while
building inferior weapons and
R *machines.
No, Ronald Reagan did not
bring down the "Evil Empire,"
he was a man who was in the
right place at the right time.
Coleman The Soviet Union came tum-
bling down, not because he told
Langshaw Gorbachev to "tear down that
wall," but because many
Americans had fought many
OPINIONS years to bring down the symbol-
FROM[ THE ic and physical wall in Berlin.
GOLDFISH So who is the greatest
American? Personally I would
opt for Washington or Lincoln, and between the two;
I have to vote for ole Abe.
Washington certainly helped to create our great
nation, but Lincoln saved the United States of
America, and that was more because of his single
resolve against many foes from within.
The "War of Northern Aggression" was also the

war of treasonous rebellion (if you were a supporter
of the United States in 1860-65). If it weren't for
Lincoln's resolve, George W..Bush today, would
probably be president of the Confederate States of
America, and those of us living in the South would
need a passport to enter the United States of
Now there's something to ponder the next time
you see a Confederate flag waving next to United
States flag (sorry apologists, it is what it is!).
But back to the subject at hand, regardless of my
sentiment about Reagan or Lincoln or the
Confederate flag, the real point of all of this is the
average American's terrible sense of history. Many
people don't want to be bothered by the details, they
would rather revere a modern-day icon because life
seems to be only about the here and now. Great
men (and women) of one or two centuries ago could
never be as great as someone we hear about all of
the time in this age.
And so, like the Confederate flag, which has
transformed from a symbol of hate towards the
United States to one of "heritage," history is no
longer the story of our past, it's a sound byte from
recent memory.
Coleman Langshaw writes regularlyfor the News-

City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Ken Walker: Group 1 261-9875, email: kwalker@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor Beano Roberts: Group 5 261-4599, email: broberts@fbfl.org
Joe Gerrity: Group 2 261-3556, email: jgerrity@fbfl.org
Bill Leeper: Group 3 277-0788, email: bleeper@fbfl.org
John Crow: Group 4 277-3880, email: jcrow@fbfl.org




To add your organization to
this list or to revise an entry, e-
or call Heather at the News-
Leader at 261-3696.

Lucky Kids 4-H Club.
Parents looking for a fun activ-
ity 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 4-H. If you have any
questions, contact the Nassau
County Extension Service at
(904) 879-1019.
Men's Newcomers Club
is open to all newcomers and
permanent/part-time residents
of Nassau County. Meets at
11:30 a;m. every third
Thursday at Fernandina
Beach Golf Club Clubhouse.
Call Bill Gorski at 261-7839 or
Richard Rothrock at 491-6868.
Micah's Place Center for
Domestic Violence offers
many services to victims of
domestic violence in Nassau
County. Trained crisis-coun-
selors answer the 24-hour hot-
line and can provide informa-
tion and referrals, safety
planning and supportive coun-
seling. Support group for
adults and children will be held
the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month.
Those in need may call the
24-hour crisis hotline at (877)
ABUSE88 or 225-9979.
'Volunteers are needed for the
24-hour hotline for crisis inter-
verftion and information and
referral. Volunteers must com-:
plete a 30-hour curriculum.
For information on volunteer-
ing, call 225-9979.
Military Officers
Association of America
meets at 6:30 p.m. one
Thursday of some months,
other months have a Sunday
brunch at Ocean Breeze
Conference Center on the
Mayport Naval Station.
Contact: retired Army Chief
Warrant Officer William E.
Kelbaugh, (904) 396-7601.
The Modelers' Club
meets the fourth Monday of
~, Bry r orith f-f 7-9 psii. at '-
, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
on Atlantic and Eighth streets.
Contact: Hal Mather, 261-
Mom's Care Group, a
Christian Mothers group
meets 10 a.m. to noon second
and fourth Wednesdays at
Christ the Redeemer Church,
1897 Island Walkway (Behind
Zaxby's). Call 491-1562.
MOPS, a group for moth-
ers who meet to provide sup- -
port and encouragement
throughout the challenges of
raising children up to five
years old, meets Thursdays at
Springhill Baptist Church.
Contact: Tabita 491-5004.
The Nassau County
Amateur Radio Society and
Amateur Radio Emergency
Service hold their combined
monthly meeting on the fourth
Thursday of every month at
Sthe Nassau County
Emergency Operations Center
in Yulee at 7 p.m. Anyone
(with or without experience)
having an interest in ham ,/
radio or emergency radio com-
munications is encouraged to
Nassau Challenger
Bowling League meets from
4-6 p.m. on the second :
Saturday of every month at
Nassau Bowling on U.S.
Highway 17 in Yulee. Contact:
Melinda Willaford, 261-3136.

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2005


Volunteers are turtles' guardian angels

Dickie Anderson


I have a proprietary interest in
turtle nest number 11. Early on a
steamy summer morning, I joined a
friend, Sandra Baker-Hinton, on an
early morning adventure. Baker-
Hinton is a volunteer monitoring the
activity of the loggerhead turtles
who lay their eggs on the beaches
around the fort.
Yes, it required an earlier than
usual wake-up call, but the reward
was worth it. Coffee cup in hand, I
joined Baker-Hinton and we made
.our way to the fort. I was impressed
from the time we went in the back
door (gate) of the park and signed
in at the ranger station. We found

the "Gator," our vehicle for the day,"
and climbed in. Imagine a military
version of a golf cart Except for the
noisy vehicle, the park was quiet in
the early morning as we drove
through the heavy canopy of oaks,
past the dowager fort and on to the
The morning sky put on quite a
show dark ominous clouds and
on the horizon rays of light falling
on to the still water of the ocean.
One almost expected an angel to
descend from the dramatic back-
drop. Maybe in our way we were the
angels turtle angels.
As we came on to the beach, my

Pounds of staples welcomes O'Dells

F irst Baptist Church, Gray Gables, wel-
comed new Minister of Music Paul O'Dell
and family, "Goldie" and their children
Jennifer, Levi and Nathaniel, on Sunday
from "deep in the heart of Texas" to the "land of
sunshine" in Florida. They wanted to welcome this
family by filling their kitchen cabinets with non-
perishable items. There was a table in the fellow-
ship hall to place them. -
Following the'morning services, everyone
enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs. chips and
drinks. Everyone brought delicious desserts! No
evening services were held. A great celebration!
"Does The Lord Delight in Sacrifices" as much
as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is bet-
ter than sacrifice: 1 Samuel 15:22. The purpose of
Gray Gables Baptist Church is "To gather and
grow our community through the Gospel of Jesus
The "baby/child dedication" on Father's Day,
June 19, was special. On June 14 was the "Just 4
Youth" trip to Adventure Landing. "Youth Lunch
Bunch" was enjoyed June 17 at Steak and Shake.
Church Outreach was June 16.
Callahan First Baptist Church, where the Rev.
Lynn Hyatt has pastored for over 25 years, has .
had a full summer of activities and it's not over yet
by any means. "Ladies Summer Celebration," a
special evening for all our ladies with s eca'
, speaker Bonnie Gilliland dhedule y, 15,
-Iom 6:3(-S p.m. Gamesfun prize! .
Dorman Mizell, director of "Saints Alive,"
Callahan First Baptist Church, sends this news:
"Global Impact Celebration", is Aug. 10-14 and we
are again hosting the senior adult luncheon as
part of the celebration. The date for this event is
Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. We will meet in the Family Life
Center. The Zambian Vocal Group will be provid-
ing music and our chief chef Stacy Blume will sat-
isfy our appetites with his talented crew. Circle
this date on your calendars. More later!
A new study for ladies, "Fingerprints of God,"
Recognizing God's Touch on Your Life, was a six-
week study, which began June 8, led by Marge
Goodpaster. Larry Tipton led "The Road to
Healing" on Divorce Care.
Adult Study Opportunities by Pastor Lynn
Hy att is every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. and Singles
Worship by Associate Pastor and Counselor Rev
Rodney Coe is at 7 p.m. in Room C202.
Dr. John Sullivan, executive director of the
Florida Baptist Convention, was the special fea-
tured speaker on June 5 at the Blackrock Baptist
Church'homecoming, where the Rev. Frank
Caniarotti is their longtime dedicated pastor. A
covered disk dinner was enjoyed following the
worship service.
Vacation Bible School was held June 6-10.
Youth camp was held in Tennessee.
Terrific Tuesday" was June 14; their first trip
was to Summer Waves. June 21 was a trip to Sam's
Skate World in Kingsland. June 28 was a trip to St.
Marys Aquatic Center.
'The Southern Baptist Convention met June 21-
2,Please report your news of the convention
,(hbo went, etc.).
Writing from "The Shepherd's Staff," the Rev.
Jeff Overton, senior pastor of First Baptist
...Church, corner of Fifth and Alachua streets,
downtown Fernandina Beach, had these comn-

ments: "What difference do I
make? Have you ever asked
that question? To me, some
of the most amazing things to
read in the Bible are times
when an individual surren-
dered to God and His will and
then saw mighty miracles.
We could talk about people.
such as Moses, Daniel, .
Hilda David, Paul, John and many
Higginbotham others. Yet, there are also
individuals down through the
"*"*- -- years and even today that are
IfLDA'S seeing God do great works,
HEAABOUTS through surrendered lives.'
"Charles Swindoll tells the
story that at one time the
greatest evangelical outreach center in metropoli-
tan Boston was a gas station. Bob, the owner,
desired for all aspects of his life to be part of his
faith. He provided such honest and dependable
service that the cars would often be lined around
his station just to get gas and be serviced.
"There were no 'Jesus Saves' signs, no reli-
gious sayings, and no 'fish' emblems, just Bob, a
committed Christian, who led dozens of people to
Christ because of his Christ-like life. Make a dif-
ference today! Start with surrendering your life to
( od'~ will and get ready for the mighty miracles to
"sart .
"I am praying for my Springhill family as you
are enjoying a break from your schools and a vaca-
tion from your job. Let me encourage you to
remain steadfast in your spiritual commitments
and church responsibilities. There is much to do
and we. need you to. get it all done. I continue to be
grateful to serve as your pastor," writes Pastor
Jackie Hayes.
Our Wednesday July "Rocket into Summer
with Family Summer Blast" started Wednesday
with "Splish Splash Night" with pizza and water
games' and continues July 13 with "Treasure
Hunt" with sub sandwiches and an exciting treas-
ure hunt; July 20 "Let's Have a Ball Night" with
meal, basketball, bowling, etc.; July 27 "Bingo?"
That's right Come see what it's all about, meal;
July 31 "Beach Blast Luau" at Peter's Point at 5
p.m. Board games every Wednesday.
July events at Amelia Baptist Church, 96117
Buccaneer Trail: July 13, Adventure Landing. We'll
meet at the church at 1 p.m. to go to Jacksonville's
Adventure Landing for Putt-Putt, Go-Carts, Laser
Tag and video games; July 20, beach barbecue.,
Mmeet at Peter's Point at 10 a.m. Well provide'
lunch after a day of enjoying the beach!
Yes, senior adults love to go places! They have
plans to go to the Alhambra on July 30 for the
matinee to see Rogers' and Hammerstein's .
Cinderella! See Nancy Berry or Pam for more
information. -
Mission trips scheduled for the summer* First
Baptist Church of Hilliard had a team of eight
going to Brazil June 2-10; First Baptist Church,
Fernandina Beach, had a team of 14 that went to
Honduras; July 22-31, First Baptist Church Gray
Gables has a team of eight going to Wales and one
going to China.'
HILDA Continued on 13A

companion gave a triumphant yell.
"There's one!" she said and smil-
ing added "Are you lucky!"
Some time during the night a
mother turtle, eager to leave her 100
leathery ping pong ball-sized eggs
buried in the sand, pulled her great
body out of the ocean and onto the
beach. We could see her tracks,
about three feet wide, leading out of
the water. Just down the way we
could see what I learned is called a
S"false crawl," an aborted attempt to
lay eggs. About a third of the time
the mother does not find a place she
feels is safe and returns to the sea
only to climb out again and seek

another more suitable place. Her
path left a clear trail to where a cir-
cle of sand that had been thrown by
her giant paws and indicating where
the eggs were buried.
Baker-Hinton quickly began her
official duties. Marker 11 was put in
the sand indicating the 11th nest
found this year. She then measured
the circle and set another stake,
which helps indicate that exact loca-
tion of the nest Not done, Baker-
Hinton identified the exact location
of the nest using GPA gear provided
by the state. Notes were made in the
PORCH Continued on 11A


Stacey Lynn Schroeder of
Fernandina Beach and Andras
Roland Bacsi of Szombathely,
Hungary, were married at 5:30
p.m. June 24, 2005, at Osprey
Village with the Rev. Earl Richo
Sr. officiating. A reception was
held at the Beech Street Grill.
The bride is the daughter of
Ken Martin of Lititz, Pa., and BeV
Martin of Lancaster, Pa.
The groom is the son of
Aridor Bacsi and Erzsebet Bacsi
of Szombathely, Hungary.

Mr. and Mrs. Bacsi


Valedictorian for the 2005 Heth was active in the Herb
graduating class from the Florida Gardening Club, the Drama Club
School for the and Girl Scouts. She participated
Deaf & Blind in government student trips to
blind depart- Washington, D.C., as part of the
ment was "Close Up" program; she atteld-
Channelle ed the Youth Leadership Forum
Marguerite in Tallahassee; and she repre-
Heth, the sented FSDB at the annual meet-
daughter of ing of the Coalition of Residential
,4 'rad -,, Education. She served, four years
'Stefan Erdmann on:the Student Counciland held
of Yulee. She Heth an officer position for two years.
was among 72 A Blind Department graduate
graduates who and honor roll student, Heth's
participated in the school's 91st plans to attend Jacksonville
commencement on May 20 in St University and major in commu-
Augustine. nications.
Heth received a $1,000 schol- Joseph Thomas Ferranti, IV
arship from the Foundation for of Callahan also graduated from
the Schools for the Deaf and FSDB. He is the
Blind of Florida, renewable each son of Joe and
year she attends a college or Tracy Ferranti,
postsecondary institution of her of Callahan.
choice. She also received a He received
$9,000 scholarship from a renewable
Jacksonville University, the $1,000 scholar-
"Pierre G.-Jenkins" $1,000 schol- ship from the
arship from Dr. Paul Hund of the Foundation for
St Augustine Eye Center and the the Schools for
"Robert McLintock" $1,000 the Deaf and Ferranti
scholarship from the lions Club. Blind of Florida
Heth is a finalist for the and received a
Florida Medallion Scholars scholarship from the Delta
Award, which is part of the Gamma Fraternity. He played on
Florida "Bright Futures" the goalball team and was a
Scholarship Program funded by singer with the student band,
the state lottery. As a finalist, she "Outta Sight" He was active in
will be notified about the scholar- the work experience program,
ship over the summer. where he was a Braille tutor, a
In recognition of her academ- teaching assistant, a reading
ic achievements, Heth received. coach and an was an experienced
the Theresa Castro Valedictorian clerk and cashier in campus jobs.
Achievement Award and the A Blind Department graduate
"Best All Around" senior award and honor roll student, Ferranti
from the Association of Former plans to attend Florida Corn-
Students and Friends of the munity College at Jacksonville
Florida School for the Blind, Inc. and major in massage therapy.

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Finding the real center point of the world

T he ancient saying "All
roads lead to Rome,"
can be traced back to
what is today a mere cir-
cular foundation just outside the
remains of the Senate in the
Roman Forum. This circular foun-
dation was the base of what was
known as the Miliarium Aureum,
a column erected in 20 BC by
Caesar Augustus. On this column,
bronze plates recorded the dis-
tances to all major Roman cities -
first in Italy and then to include
every part of the world which
Rome conquered. The Roman
people referred to this column as
the "Belly Button of the World." It
was to them the very center of the

known world.
Given that
the Roman
Empire built
roads and
peoples and
nations over
three conti-
nents, this
Conrad monument's
Sharps status as the
-w..or center of the
PULPIT became, at
NOTES least in appli-
cation, true
in that most strategic locations in
the world were identified (in part)

by their measured distance from
this "belly button," this center
point in Rome.
I am intrigued by the theologi-
cal significance of this monument
It compels me to ask, "What is the
center point of my world?" The
geopolitical center may well be
Washington, D.C., and the finan-
cial center Wall Street, N.Y. But
what is the most important spiri-
tual center of my world? Well, I
can assure you it's not Louisville,
Ky., where my denomination
headquarters reside. Nor is it the
Church of the Nativity in
Bethlehem, the Church of the
Holy Sepulchre or the Garden
Tomb, both just outside the walls

of "ancient" Jerusalem. Although
these sights have been highlights
of my spiritual journey, they are
. not my "center." For that, I draw
from the apostle John who wrote
the church of Asia from his exile
on the Island of Patmos: "I am the
Alpha and the Omega,'says the
Lord God, 'who is, and who was,
and who is to come, the Almighty."
(Revelation 1:8)
Of course, Alpha and Omega
are merely the first and last letters
of the Greek alphabet they sym-
bolically represent the beginning
and the end of human expression
of God who is the creator, the
redeemer and the sustainer of life.
All of existence, wisdom and time

are his creation; and nothing that
is, has expression but by his
choice. God then is the center, the
initiator and the force behind
what is the beginning and the
ending of all things. I can only
measure life by my position, my
distance or closeness, to him. To
locate the center of the world, the
very beginning of life that is real,
one must seek the presence of
I believe Jesus taught this
divine truth in response to the
expert in the law who tried to trap
him with the question, "What is
the greatest commandment in the
Law?" Jesus responded, "Love the
Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul and with all
your mind.' This is the first and
greatest commandment. And the
second is like it: Zove your neigh-
bor as yourself."
(Matthew 22:37-39)
If the shortest distance be-
tween two points is a straight line,
then Jesus certainly has given us
direction to the center of all that
is, and is yet to be the very pres-
ence of God. The center of life is
only to be found by loving God
every moment, every day; and in
every way seeking to honor him
by loving my neighbor as myself.
The Rev. Conrad C. Sharps is
pastor of First Presbyterian Church
in Fernandina Beach.


Pastor appreciation
The Miracle Faith Church of
God, 87688 Roses Bluff Road in
Yulee, invites the community to
attend its seventh Pastor's
Appreciation celebration July 10,
13-15, 17 and 24. Local congrega-
tions, choirs and praise teams will
join in the worship. Service
begins at 11 a.m. July 10, at 7:30
p.m. July 13-15 and at 4 p.m. on
July 17. The culminating service
on July 24 begins at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call
Estella Green at 261-7374.

Gospel adventure
Swing over to Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church for a week of
thrills and spills with your friends
at Davey and Goliath's Circus
Spectacular: A High-Flying
Gospel Adventure. This vacation
Bible school is for everyone
between the ages of 2 and 99. The
fun begins July 10 and continues
through July 15. Sessions run
from 6-8 p.m. each day. The
church is located at 2600 Atlantic
At Circus Spectacular you'll
hear stories about Jesus, make
cool crafts, learn catchy circus
tunes, play fun games, do some
zany skits and make lots of new
friends. Each day offers a new
Bible story to explore through
fun activities.
a" "Fainore informatioe'orttoo'-
Ngi~lif&'4,VBSkall 261 6306oa

Save the Children Day
O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Church, 474257 SR 200 East,
invites the community to attend
its 12th Save the Children Day
observance and worship service
at 3 p.m. July 17. Andria Baker, a
Fernandina Beach native and stu-
dent at the University of North -
Florida, is the featured speaker

for the pro-
A special
invitation is
Center and I Caextended to
this year's spe-
cial guests, all,
former Save the Chiltu-
dthe youth departments of thea
Baker Rose-Lennie
Lepward Bouarning
Center and ICan Academy, and to
all former Save the Children Daycom-
honorees. The Male Mentors.and
the youth department ofup tO'Neal
Memorialserve as sponsors for
the program.
For information, call 277-2606.

mer with Upward Bound, an
Amelia PresbyterianiChurch
invites children who have com-
pleted kindergarten up to fifth
grade to blaze the trail this sum-
mer with Upward Bound, an ..
action-packed Vacation Bible
School. Trained, caring "guides"
lead the way as ypung "backpack-
ers" are joyfully challenged to
make the rugged and radical
ascent toward the Kingdom of
God. Colorful costumed story-
tellers, theme-related decora-
tions, take-home "Trail Journals,"
great food, lively singing and
more create a fun-filled, signifi-
cant summertime experience.
Upward Bound runs nightly at
lia Presbyterian ChliurJh'uly

East State Road 200 (AlA).
Dinner is provided. For registra-
tion information and transporta-
tion availability, call the church
office at 491-0363.

Free school supplies
Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ, 1005 South 14th St, is giv-
ing away school supplies for chil-
dren in need in kindergarten to

fifth grade.
Pick-up is July 24 from 2-4
p.m. at the Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ. Call 261-9760
by July 17 to request the number
of bags to be picked up.

Women's Bible study,
Women seeking an evening
interdenominational Bible study
are invited July 25 to an introduc-
tion to Monday evening
Community Bible Study. Come
for an hour of fellowship, coffee,
tea and cookies to the First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth
St., Fernandina Beach at 7 p.m.
Or join the group Mondays
Sept 12-May 8 for the Study of
Romans from 7-8:30 p.m.
Registration is $20. Call Nancie at
261-8507 or Sandy at 261-6498 for,
more information.
Community Bible Study is an
interdenominational, non-profit
Bible study organization, head-
quartered in Herndon, Va., with
almost 600 classes in the U.S. and
four classes on Amelia Island.

Dental care
The Mobile Dental Unit of
The Florida Baptist Convention
will be at First Baptist Church of
Hilliard July 25-29. The event is
co-sponsored by the churches of
The Northeast Florida Baptist
Association and The Barnabas
j pal~p@ 6Pafr ^ina,.achy,&i3o
First Baptst Church of
Hilliard is located at 15850 CR
108 in Hilliard.
Basic dental care related to
fillings and extractions will be
preformed. Medical and financial
screening as well as appointment
scheduling will take place at First
Baptist of Hilliard July 18-20 from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The operating
hours July 25-29 will be 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. The dental unit will be
staffed by volunteers from the

churches of the Northeast
Florida Baptist Association and
doctors from Nassau County who
are donating their time. There'
will be no charges for the dental
For information contact David
Drake, director of missions of
The Northeast Florida Baptist
Association at (904) 225-5941 or
Sonya Caton of the Barnabas
Center at 261-7000.

Churchyard sale
New Beginning's Church of
God (formerly Blackrock Church
of God), 96306 Blackrock Road.
Yulee, will hold a yard sale and
car wash on Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Shop while getting your
car washed for a donation. All are
welcome..Call 277-6704 for infor-

Healing service
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church will hold a healing serv-
ice the first Sunday evening of
each month at 7 p.m. The service
will include prayer for healing of
body, mind and spirit along with
praise and worship. For informa-
tion call the church at 261-6303.
All are welcome.

Open mike night
'Jenilins His Gift Christian
Bookstore, 1002 South 1'4th St. m"
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 ora know someone
that is in need of food, call (904)

879-3608 or visit the church at
2309 Mickler St., Callahan.

Waterwell innistry
The Paraguay Water Well
Ministry in South America assists
people in remote villages to drill
wells so they may have clean
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
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-
sionaries 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 2 p.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 S. 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. Call 261-6448.

Where the Bible is the A&whormt, Christ
is ilu head fthe church, aid the
mcrnbnrs are simply Christian.
Mees at the YMCA 10:00 a dm. Wship
1915 Citrona Dr. 11:00 a.m.-Sunday Sch
For More Information, Call
George Williams at 1.904) 277-9675

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
2600 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach
First Sunday Each Month
Worship & Communion 9:15 AM
Prayer, Praise, Healing Service 7:00 PM
Other Sundays
Worship & Communion 8 & 10:30 AM
Fourth Thursday
Praise Music Hour 7:00 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Pastor Frank Camarotli
Sunday School 9:45
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 11:00 cn.ar-,,C rurCh
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided

519 N. 14th St. 261-0422
Pastor Randy Elrod
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Meeting 6:30 pm

AC Bailey Road
Church of God
"Come Celebrate Jesus"
Dr .lames D. Chamberlain
Senior Pastor
Sunday Morning \%orship 10:30am
Sunday School 9:30am
Sunday% Night Celebration -
Last Sunday each month 7:00pm
\Vednemd.vu FTH 7.00pm
Nur'erv Provided
For more into, call 261.7120


Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Activities throughout the week.
S 4209 E. State Rd. 200 (A1A)
Rev. Jerry Klemm
4 w- 491-0363
j www.ameliapresbyterianorg

Rev: Ieff Oerton, Sr. Pastor
Re: AlMike Reed, Minier of Alusi
Ret. Rob HiudeLon, liuth Pastor

Sunday \worship8 Al & 10:15 AM
Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Sunday School 9 AM
Wednesday Night Supper 5 30 PM
Wednesday Service 6-30 PM

416 Alachua St. Fernandina Beach

Jackie Hayes

Sunday School .930 am
Sunday Worship 10 45 am
Wednesday AWANA 6 15 pm
Wednesday Bble Study 6 30 pm
3811 Old Nassauvlle Road
Fernandina Beach FL 32034
County Rd 107 South 261-4741
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FRIDAY, JULY 8,2005/News-Leader

Mulch madness

Velvet ants, hawk moths and giant squash, oh my

Join Nassau County
Cooperative Extension Agent
Rebecca Jordi to talk about types of
mulches and their value to land-
scapes on July 13 at the Peck
Center Auditorium, 516 South 10th
St., Fernandina Beach (use
entrance near Fir Street) from 10-

11 a.m.
The presentation is part of the
Landscape Matters series and is
free to the public. For more infor-
mation call the Nassau County
Cooperative Extension Office at
(904) 879-1019 or e-mail

12 water-saving tips
Did you know that a leaking pan partially filled with water
faucet that leaks just one drop per rather than running water from
second can waste over 2,000 gal- the tap.
lons of water per year? Or that leak- Re-use the water that vegeta-
ing toilets can waste 200 gallons a bles are washed in for watering
day? Or that an average shower houseplants or for cleaning.
uses 20-30 gallons of water? Insulate your water pipes, it'll
The International Arid Land make your water hotter faster and
Consortium offers these simple avoid the waste that comes when
water saving tips to save a most heating water up.
valuable and vital natural resource: Instead 0of waiting for tap
Turn faucets off when you water to get cold enough for drink-
are not using them; do not leave the ing, keep a bottle of water in the
water running when washing dish- refrigerator.
es by hand or brushing your teeth. Whenever possible, compost
IMake sure to repair any leak- food scraps or dispose of them in
ingtaiucts', pipes and toilets. the garbage rather than using the
*)efrost frozen food in the garbage disposal, which requires a
refrigerator or microwave instead high level of water for operation.
of running hot water over it. Only run your dishwasher
Install water saving fixtures when it is full to make the best use
such as ultra low consumption toi- of water, energy and detergent
lets, efficient faucets and shower- Wait until you have a full load
heads. of laundry before running the
Take a quick shower rather machine to save both water and
than a bath and save an average of energy. If you can't wait for a full
20 gallons of water, load, use the right water level to
Clean vegetables in a sink or match the size of the load.

QWhat is this insect and
.what kind of insecticide
can I use to kill it? JJ

A .This is a beautiful example
of the velvet ant or cow
killer, which in reality is neither
an ant nor a cow killer. Actually,
the velvet ant belongs to the
wasp family. The name "cow
killer" comes from the tremen-
Idous pain
inflicted by
the sting of
the velvet

enough to
"kill a cow."
: Of course it
but cannot kill a
Beck cow or a
Jordt human and
seldom ever
Garden stung a cow.
TalI By the way,
only female
velvet ants have the capacity to
sting. Velvet ants are solitary
creatures, unlike their cousins
the bees. Adults feed on nectar
but the larvae's main food is bur-
rowing beetle and bee larvae.
Velvet ants are not aggressive
,but the female will sting if she is
provoked. Velvet ants do not
cause plant or property damage
and should be left alone.
However, if a chemical control is

Velvet ants, above, are harm-
less in the garden, but if pro-
voked the female can deliver
a painful sting. The local
record weight for a zucchini,
right, was a Park's black
weighing 14 pounds 10
ounces by a grower in
Nassau County named
Lynch, set in 1999. Hawk
moth larvae, bottom, are
stout, usually hairless, bright
green to dull red or brown.

needed you may try a contact
insecticide normally used on
wasps or yellow jackets. Thanks
for bringing this lovely wasp into
the office. I look forward to
using it when I teach my insect
programs to local youths. Few
youths or adults have seen this
creature and I like to use every-
opportunity I can to instruct peo-
ple on local fauna.

Q Last evening. I had a beau-
.tiful penta plant and this
morning it was 75 percent
stripped. Close examination
identified two caterpillars which
are about 3 inches long, a 1/2
inch in diameter, primary upper
(top) body color earthy-brown-
green (dark) %with highlights
consisting of a row of regular
designs on the sides in a yellow-
ish green that resemble slash
marks. This critter has two eyes
that look like tiny vitamin A or E
gel capsules, clear, yellowish,
about double the size of the head
of the common pin. I have
attached a photographed of
them. What do you think and
how do I get rid of them? SG

A.I am not sure about the spe-
.Lcific species but I believe
these larvae belong to the group
of sphinx moths. These moths
are comprised of a large and

diverse group of heavy bodied,
sometimes colorful moths.
Familiar examples are the.five-
spotted hawk moth (the tomato
hornworm) and the Carolina
sphinx (the tobacco hornworm).
Over 124 North American
species are knqwn. The adult
moths have wingspans of 1-6
inches long that beat so quickly
they resemble hummingbirds or
large bees. The adult moths visit
flowers for nectar but the large,
larvae can cause damage to veg-
etables and ornamentals. The
larvae are stout, usually hairless,
bright green to dull red or
brown. In the United States, we
-call-tiese creatures sphinx- -- -
moths but in Europe and Canada
they are referred to as hawk
moths. It is going to be tough to
control this larva since it is so

large but you can try an insecti-
cide specifically formulated for
moth larvae or you could hand
pick them off and throw them

Q. Our local community gar-
den in Hilliard has pro-
duced a zucchini that is over 3
pounds. Can you tell me the
largest local zucchini recorded?

A What a fun question. This
:. is just the kind of question
that makes the Internet worth-
while. I checked the University
of Florida Vegetarian Newsletter
dated April 2005. According to
this publication the record win-
ning zucchini was a Park's black
zucchini weighing 14 pounds 10
ounces by a grower in Nassau
County named Lynch. This
record was set in 1999. A hybrid
zucchini weighed in at 16 pounds
6 ounces by a Marion county
grower in 2001. Now you have
your work cut out for you. I
would encourage all of you to
plan on a fall garden and then
you can bring in your beautiful
harvest to the Northeast Florida
County Fair in October where it
could possibly win a blue ribbon.
I would love to see the communi-
ty come together and show the
rewards of their labor. Just this
year the records for largest
sweet potato and turnip were
broken. Although retired, Jim
Stephens still keeps up with
Florida's biggest vegetables as
one of his emeritus professor
duties. The system he employs
still requires the assistance of
extension agents in each county
following guidelines established
in 1989. Prior to that year, no one
kept records of big vegetables
grown in Florida. Palm Beach
County holds the most Florida
records with 12 out of the 53 4
kept. The runner-up is Suwannee
County with eight records. If you
are interested in the Vegetarian
Newsletter check out this web
site for a printable version -
http://www.hos.ufl.edu /vege-
Becky Jordi is a horticulture
extension agent who works out of
the University of Florida
Cooperative Extension Service
office in Callahan. Mail questions
to Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca L.
.ordi, Nassau Countyi Extension
EnvirwonMntal Horticullure,
543350 US 1, Callahan, FL
32011, or send e-mail to

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FRIDAY, JULY 8.2005 NEWS News-Leader

PORCH Continued from 8A
official record book. In roughly
60 days the sand will begin to
shift (usually at night when the
sand is cool) and the tiny turtles
will fight their way to the surface
and instinctively head for the.
As we continued on our patrol,
I learned more about these amaz-
ing and strong-willed mothers.
Every 2-3 years, sea turtles
return to the beach where they
were born. The nesting season
spans from May 1 to Oct 31 of
each year.
They dig an egg chamber in a
moist spot on the beach and lay
the eggs in the nest After laying
the eggs, the careful mother will
cover them with sand. She mess-
es up the sand around the nest
and covers her tracks; then
returns to the'sea,
The eggs hatch after about 60
days. The hatchlings head for
water. Most don't make it to the
It's estimated that one out of
1,000 hatchlings lives to repro-
Baker-Hinton explained that
the various groups who monitor
the turtle nests have different
protocols. During the May- I
October nesting season, females
may nest 2-5 times and lay
approximately 100 eggs in each
Hatching occurs, usually en
masse, after 45-60 days.
Depending on the organization,
each nest is marked, monitored
and protected. -
I Baker-Hinton follows the park
protocol and does nothing.to
interfere with the natural hatch-
ing process.
We moved south down the

A sea of words awaits

Sandra Baker-Hinton marks turtle nest 11 at Fort Clinch State
Park while on turtle patrol last week.

beach past waves of seaweed
washed up on the beaches over
the last few weeks. We kept our
eyes peeled for evidence of turtle
paths leading to new nests and
stop to check'the already identi-
fied nests.
The morning was beautiful
'and we enjoyed seeing the early
morning activities of the many
sea birds laughing, ring-billed.
herring and great black-backed
gulls, the plovers with their tiny
young and the endangered least
terns coming in to nest (hopeful-
ly). ,
Our work done, we left the
solitude of the beach and '- :.
returned to the ranger station
where Baker-Hinion logged her
findings. ..
So now the wait. As an expec-
tant foster mother, I am counting
the days until the hatching of tur-
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The last time the Curtins went on a cruise,
one of us had hair and the other had a
waist. I'11 leave it to you to figure out who
is which.
The change in our physiognomy notwithstand-
ing, my Adult Supervision and I have signed up for
the Book Lover's Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruise
line's Celebration. The ship doesn't leave the dock
until November, but I'm excited about it already.
It's a fund-raiser for the Book Island Festival $50
of my fare will go to this festival that showcases
local authors and is now drawing writers from
across the country.
The Celebration will leave Jacksonville about 4
p.m., on Saturday, the 5th of November; by the time
we find our staterooms and get settled in, it will be
time for milk and cookies in one of the ship's many
lounges. I'm sure that Rich Smith, who, in addition
to his duties at St Peter's Episcopal Church, has
agreed to be our Book Lover's Cruise director, will
have cooked up a Saturday night literary get
Sunday will be a day at sea, and that's when the
fun will start for us readers and writers. Stuart B.
Mclver is the author of Hemingway's Key West, and
he has graciously agreedto talk to us about writ- '
ing, Key West, and of course, Mr. Hemingway.
That's all in preparation for our Monday arrival in
the Conch Republic. We'll have most of the day to
wanderthe town, and I've been told that people are
working hard to arrange a special tour of the
famous writer's home. I hope they can pull this off;
I've visited there once before, but 1 have questions
I forgot to askthe first time.
We'll leave Key West late Monday afternoon to
sail toward aTuesday afternoon arrival at Nassau.
Rich might even sneak in a short workshop during
our Tuesday morning cruise. I hear that Dickie
Anderson and her Big Guy have signed up for the
trip; perhaps we can persuade her to share the
secret of her success with us. Even I might be
tempted to discuss the writer's craft over yet anoth-
er glass of milk. Surely after over 30 years. as a pro-
tessional writer, I must have learned something

worth passing along.
Never fear; there will be
plenty of things for our non-
writers to do. I'm sure Rich
I .. will address the needs of the
non-literary, even as he
orchestrates gatherings of
:. writers and readers. I know
... that my Adult Supervision is
already planning how he is
Cara Curtin going to entertain himself
While I am doing writerly
CITY Wednesday will be another
SIDEBAR day at sea, and this time, Steve
261-5845 Berry will share his writing
wisdom with us. I read The
Amber Room when it was first released, but my
aging brain has since deposited its finer details
into the recycle bin. I'm going to wait until we get a
little closer to cruise time before I read his latest,
The Third Secret, so I have a better chance of
remembering it. By the way, Don Shaw at Books
Plus will give you a 20 percent discount when you
buy either (orboth!) of these authors books in
preparation for your cruise.After a last dance and
a nightcap on Wednesday night, we'll wake up
bright and early in Jacksonville so we can resume
our real lives in Paradise.
I know November sounds like it's a long way
off, but that's not truein the cruise world. I've
learned that these ships like to have their sa6okings
nailed down well in advance of their departure
dates. The Celebration is no exception: Boko--
Island Festival has been given a special block bof
staterooms, accompanied by a special rate. If you
love books and writing or love someone who
does now's your chance for a cut-rate getaway
with a literary slant.
But don't tarry; these special rooms and their
special rates will disappear in a couple o weeks.
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(261-5914) and reserve'your cabin on the Book
Lovers Cruise. Bon voyage!

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FRIDAY. JULY 8,2005 NEWS News-Leader

July 4


The first "Fernandina's 4th &
Families Festival" was presented by
the city of Fernandina Beach on
Monday, including contests.
Winners were:
* Best Baked Apple Pie in
Nassau County
1st Place: Marci Colwell,
Fernandina Beach
Prize: Gift Basket of Made in
the USA products from Amelia's
Blooming Baskets and a $50 gift
card from Publix.
2nd Place: Cynthia Fagen,
Fernandina Beach
Prize: $25 Gift Card from Winn
3rd Place: Bonnie Schmidt,
Fernandina Beach
Prize: $10 Gift Card from K6f6
Special thanks to contest organ-
izer Meg McAlpine, of the
University of Florida's Nassau
County Extension Service.
Contest Judges: UF/Master
Food Instruction Educators
Janet Townsend, Donna Miller and
Lauren Grady Robinson.
* Parent-Child Look-a-like
1st Place: Alison and Avery
Douglas, Mother/Daughter,
Fernandina Beach
Prize: $100 Savings Bond from
2nd Place: Janice Rowland,
Arlene Scott and Carson Sutton of
Fernandina Beach, 3 generations
(mother-grandmother, mother-
daughter, daughter-granddaughter)
Prize: $25 Gift Certificate from
The Surf Restaurant, gift bag from
Images Salon
3rd Place: Rose and Terrie Scott,
mother/daughter, Fernandina
Prize: 3 Day/2 Night Stay at the
Hampton Inn on Sadler Road
4th Place: Jim Tipton and Jayme
Taylor, father/daughter
Prize: Custom Ottoman from
Rowland's Upholstery Plus
5th Place: Emily and Jordan
Stewart, mother/daughter,
Fernandina Beach
Prize: Gift Bag from Images
Special Thanks: Judges: Angela
Spears, First Coast News,
Jacksonville, Carolyn Haney, direc-
tor of Amelia Island Tourism, Joan
Bean, owner of Bean School of
Dance anti Gymnastics.

HILDA Continued from 8A
Our Associational Trip to
Idaho July 9-16 has the following:
from Amelia Baptist, a team of
seven; from Hilliard First Baptist,
one; from Gray Gables First
Baptist, 31!
Please pray for all of our teams
and for the people they will be
ministering to. (Source of these
trips: The Northeaster, Dr. David
Drake, director of missions.)
Gas up and go with God! When
was the last time you did some-
thing for someone with no expec-
tation of a payback? Well, it hap-
pened on June 14. Members of
Memorial United Methodist
Church, where the Rev. Bruce
Jones is pastor, were pumping
gasoline at the Smile Service
Station on Sadler Road. They were
giving away $5 gift certificates for
the purchase of gas! They were
also giving away cookies and
lemonade! And they were letting
everyone know that Memorial
United Methodist, 601 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach, is a full serv-
ice church! They washed wind-
shields, pumped gas, were smiling
and showing the wonderful love of
Jesus to each and every person at
the pump. God will surely bless
you, and who knows, maybe that
gas you pumped, the owner will
show up at our church and shake
your hand on Sunday!
The First Presbyterian Church
news reveals "The Beginning of
Father's Day." One Sunday in
1909, a young woman named
Sonora Dodd sat in a pew listen-
ing to a sermon honoring moth-
ers. Her mother had died some
years before, so her father had
raised her by himself. She began
to wonder why there wasn't a day
to honor fathers.
Sonora decided to arrange for
a tribute to be paid to her father in
her hometown of Spokane, Wash.

The date was June 19, 1910. Many
believe that this was the begin-
ning of Father's Day.
Another view is that Dr. Robert
Webb, pastor of Central Church,
in Fairmont, W. Va., held a service
giving tribute to fathers in 1908.
Regardless of which story is the
correct one, it is certain that
President Calvin Coolidge was the
first president to choose a special
day to honor fathers. He pro-
claimed the third Sunday in June
as Father's Day in 1924.
"Honor your Father as the
Lord your God has commanded
you." Deut. 5:16.
"May our Great Heavenly
Father continue to watch over us
and keep us in His Loving Care."

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left, Eli, Abby and
Agnes, enjoy the first "
& Families Festival"
A beneath the Shade
Center tent Monday.
Christopher Johnson, i4F
I9, and his siste

Emma, 5, right,
browse through a col-
lection of magic wands
and walking sticks
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t is that time of year
when thunderstorms
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rence. Storms unfortu-
nately will interrupt your
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You should
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of how close a
storm is to you.
The flash to
is an easy way
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Lightning commonly
strikes the highest point in
an open area. If you are on
the beach, in an open field,
on the golf course, or out on
the water, get out of the area,
immediately when a storm
approaches. Storms often
approach rapidly, and we are
caught unexpectedly in a
dangerous situation.
You should always be
aware of how close a storm is
to you. The "flash to bang"
method is an easy way to cal-
culate that distance. Most
people don't do the calcula-
tion correctly though, and
over-estimate how far away
the storm is. Here is the cor-
rect way: After you see the
lightning flash, count in sec-
onds until you hear the thun-
der. Each five-second count
is one mile. For example, 15
seconds means the storm is
three miles away. Storms can
move fast, so head indoors
before a storm gets within
those three miles. A sudden
drop in the temperature or
increase in the wind also sig-
nals and impending storm.
If you are caught in a
storm and cannot get to shel-
ter, get down as low as possi-
ble. A crouched position with
your head tucked down is
best. Don't lie down or sit.
You want to minimize your
contact with the ground.
Avoid standing under an iso-
lated tree; you are better off
getting into the woods. If you
feel an electrical charge or
the hair on your body is
standing on end, a lightning
strike may be imminent.
Stay away from metal
objects such as bleachers,
golf clubs, umbrellas or
fences. These not only can
attract lightning but also can
conduct it to you. If you are
in your car, stay put. Your car
provides safety due to the
steel cage around you, not
the rubber tires.
A frequent period of dan-
ger is just after the storm
seems to have passed. The
rain will often let up and the
sky may even seem to light-
en. People let down their
guard and assume it is safe.
This is happened two years
ago in Neptune Beach when
three people were hit after it
appeared a storm had passed

and the sky was actually
clearing. A storm may be
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storm has passed. Lightning
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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2005

Atwood shoots round lower than his age

81-year-old posts

a 75 at Long Point

He shoots aroimund 93 on average for an 18-hole
round of golf, but Cal Atwood, 81, of Fernandina
Beach knew early on June 25 was going to be a spe-
cial day. After nine holes at Long Point, he was even
par at 36.
"My target was to shoot my age," Atwood said. "I
tried to not pay too much attention on the back side
so I wouldn't blow it."
He didn't Atwood had a 39 on the back nine for a
75 total, three strokes over par, his best round ever.
He knew he would break 80 when it came to the
final three holes, but he birdied and finished with a
pair of pars.
"I almost never par 17 and 18," he said.
Atwood plays from the white tees for seniors and
the course at Long Point plays 5,480 yards.
"Long Point can rise up and strike you hard,"
Atwood said.
A veteran of World War II and hurt during the
invasion of Iwo Jima, Atwood had knee replacements
five years ago to repair damage done by shrapnel. He
was 76 .then and admitted it took a while before his
game returned.
It has and Atwood even collected a pair of holes-
in-one in the last two years one at Long Point and
the other at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. His first
came in 1956.
"It was a long time in between," he said.
On Wednesday, Atwood was back on the course,
trying his hand at the Golf Club of Amelia Island.
While his partners may drive much farther than
him, Atwood's short game accuracy keeps him com-
"Shelly (Anderson) hit twice as far as me last
week," Atwood said. "It's not good judgment on my
part to play with these guys."
His partners might get on the green in two shots
while Atwood, who drives around 170 yards, takes'
"Then hell two-putt and get a bogey at worse," said
Frank Reidinger. "He's straight down the middle."
ca' tM shot game helpsyme a great deal when-I'm
on," Atwood said.
Atwood's handicap is a 20.
"He should shoot 92, but he'll shoot an 85,"
Reidinger said.
"He's quite an individual," said Anderson, who
has been a playing partner with Atwood for five years.
"He's a heck of a competitor. He has more energy at
81 than most guys at 51. He has to be one of the best
over 80 golfers in the Southeast. He's a credit to the
"He's incredible in terms of, at his age, the com-
petitiveness and the interest in getting better and
While senior golfers try to shoot their age,
Atwood's 75 was six under his age and on one of
the most difficult courses in the area.
"The course is one of the tougher on the island,"
Anderson said. "He's very accurate. The short game,
being able to chip up and one-putt, he's extremely chal-
lenging in that regard.
"You might hit further, but you might land your-
self in trouble. But he's right down the middle. Drives
are for show, and putts are for dough."
Atwood has been a part-time resident of Amelia
Island since 1989. He and his wife, Carol, live in
Atlanta, Ga., six months out of the year.

Cal Atwood, 81, of Fernandina Beach posted
a 75 on the par-72 course at Long Point on
Amelia Island Plantation June 25. He wanted
to shoot better than his age and was six
strokes lower. Right, Atwood tees off on the
first hole Wednesday at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island. Although he can't drive as far
as he used to, Atwood's short game keeps his
scores low. Below right, he works on his put-
ting before an 18-hole round.

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Stingrays beat Waves; host final meet Saturday

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Stingray Jade Beasley dives in Saturday. Right, cowboy Lance Croft. Below left, keepers of the
ducks, Jeanette Brauda and Becky Christian, kept track of the records for the annual duck
race fund-raiser. Below center, is it a super hero, or is it Nick DeWald? Below right, seasoned
swimmer Corinne Priest offers counsel to a novice. Results, 15A.

The sun was hot and so were
the Fernandina Stingrays at their
meet last Saturday against the
Argyle Waves Swim. Team. The
Stingrays cruised easily to a win,
728-329. The Stingrays' record is
now 3-2.
The boys relay teams were blaz-
ing, and burned the previous team
records in the 200-yard freestyle
relay in two age groups, 11-12 and
15-18. Maggie Roebuck continued
to break records, this time setting
a new pool record in the girls 8-
and-under 25-yard backstroke.
The swimmers weren't the only
ones competing this week in the
pool. More than 600 plastic ducks
quacked their way through the
pool waters as the Stingrays held
their annual "5 Bucks A Duck"
fund-raiser. Monies raised will pay
for the team's trip to Champion-
ships in Jacksonville at the end of
the month, and will also fund con-
struction of a new storage building.
The winning duck owners were
Dylan Woods (sold by Madeline
Jarman), first place; Emily Kunzel-
man (sold by Grace Kunzelman),
second; Katie Combs (sold by
Megan Combs), third.
The duck race was preceded
by a family swim/race, where it is
rumored that the parents out-
swam their children. Way to go,
moms and dads, raising money for
a good cause and staying cool in
the process.
This Saturday, beginning at 9
a.m., the Stingrays swim their last
meet of the regular season in a
triple meet, hosting teams from
both the Baymeadows Swim Team
and Arlingwood Swim Club.




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The Elm Street Little League 14- to 16-year-old Allstar girls softball team plays again tonight at
8 p.m. in San Mateo in the district tournament. The girls lost 8-6 on Tuesday. The team
includes, front row from left, Eboni Peterson, Saadia Gauthier, Katy Sinnott, Katie Smith,
Breanna Peterson; back row, Coach Regina Albert, Felecia Green, Kristin Potts, Coach Leonard
Peterson, Cassie Justyn, Tabitha Jamison, Coach Wooda Smith. Not pictured: Alissa Rainey.


Argyle Waves at Team Fernandina
July 2
New team records: Boys 11-12 200-
yard freestyle relay (Patrick Croft, Jacob
Seidel, Stephen SooHoo, Conner
Lawrence), 2:12.54; boys 15-18 200-
yard freestyle relay (Lance Croft, Jon
Seidel, Thomas Seidel, Alex Berg),
"A" Time achievers were Avery
Douglas (25 free, breast), Maggie
Roebuck (backstroke, butterfly, individ-
ual medley), Alex Berg (50 free, butter-
fly), Lance Croft (butterfly, IM).
"B" Time achievers were Megan
Altman (25 free), Chloe Birch (butterfly),
Avery Douglas (IM), Chauncey Kaylynn
(50 free, backstroke), Corrine Priest
(IM), Sara Edwards (50 free), Lindsay
Moody (50 free), Francesca Ferrara (50
free, IM), Rachel Christian (50 free, but-
terfly, IM), Carson Nave (backstroke),
Michael Combs (breaststroke), Patrick
Croft (backstroke), Thomas Seidel (50
free, IM) Jon Seidel (50 free).
6-and-under 25-yard freestyle: 2.
Madeline Jarman, 26.44; 3. Kelly Hill,
26.50; 4. Katie McNeil, 26.58; 6. Sydne
Caddy, 27.09; 7. Katie Brauda, 31.95; 9.
Kira Rittgers, 37.64; .10. Olivia Ballard,
40.78; 11. Juliana Reeve, 57.79. .
6-and-under 25-yard backstroke: 1.
Kate McNe,il. 27.23; 2. Kelly Hill, 27.83;
6. Madeline Jarman, 31.27; 7. Katie
Brauda, 32.36; 9. Sydne Caddy, 36.99;
10. Kira Rittgers, 39.44; 11. Olivia
Ballard, 49.28. ,
8-and-under 25-yard freestyle: 1.
Avery Douglas, 17.47; 2. Megan Altman,
19.67; 3. Zoe Reyes, 20.47; 4. Mary-
-a ..,:'.: ; : -4,,5. Madison
!Caddy, 24.34; ,7 Megan' Combs 25.88;
8. Morgan Long, 26.4979. Coral Wilcox,
26.65; 11. Chloe Meierdierck, 28.98; 12.
Emma Priest, 29.47; 13. Jade Beasley,
8-and-under 25-yard backstroke: 1.
Maggie Roebuck, 19.99 (new pool
record); 2. Chloe Birch, 24.93; 3. Zoe
Reyes, 25.10; 4. Morgan Long, 29.04; 5.
Coral Wilcox, 29.50; 7. Emma Priest,
31.21; 8. Jade Beasley, 32.55; 9. Chloe
Meierdierck, 35.02.
8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke: 1.
Avery Douglas, 22.93; 2. Megan
Combs, 29.81; 3. Megan Altman, 30.40;
5. Julia Hernandez, 31.53; 9. Madeline
Jarman, 51.87.
8-and-under 25-yard butterfly: 1.
Magg e Roebuck, 20.53; 2. Chloe Birch,
23.40; 4. Julia Hernandez, 26.68.
8-and-under 100-yard IM: 1. Maggie
Roebuck, 1:39.56; 2. Avery Douglas,
1:44.41; 3. Megan Altman, 1:57.94; 4.
Zoe Reyes, 1:58.87; 5. Julia Hernandez,
2:00.98; 7. Madison Caddy, 2:10.12; 8.
Mary-Kate Kaywork, 2:11.46; 9. Megan
Combs, 2:27.67; 10. Morgan Long,
2:32.53; 11. Jade Beasley, 2:41.84; 12.
Cr,: :-e Me.rdierd. 3:06.89.
8-and-under 100-yard freestyle
relay: 1. Avery Douglas, Chloe Birch,
Julia Hernandez, Maggie Roebuck,
1:19.55; 3. Mary-Kate Kaywork,
Madison Caddy, Megan Combs, Zoe
Reyes, 1:37.79; 4. Coral Wilcox, Jade
Beasley, Morgan Long, Chloe
Meierdirck, 1:53.42; 5. Katie McNeil,
Madeline Jarman, Katie Brauda, Sydne
Cad 1%, 2 03 62
10-and-under 50-yard freestyle: 1.
Kaylynn Chauncey, 32.81; 3. Savanna
Edwards, 39.12; 4. Caitlyn O'Rourke,
41.43; 5. Sara Brauda, 42.40; 7. Ashley
Rainwater, 47.91; 8. Kayla Hernandez,
47.94; 12. Sarah Curtright, 1:18.16; 13.
Alex Curtright, 1:42.37.
10-and-under 50-yard backstroke: 1.
Kaylynn Chauncey, 42.24; 2. Corinne
Priest, 46.89; 4. Caitlyn O'Rourke, i
50.02; 6. Sara Brauda, 54.60; 8. Melissa
Benner, 1:06.84; 10. Alex Curtright,
10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke:
3. Melissa Benner, 1:02.30.
10-and-under 50-yard butterfly: 2.
Corinne Priest, 45.68; 7. Savanna

Edwards, 1:03.19; 8. Ashley Rainwater,
10-and-under 100-yard IM: 1.
Corinne Priest, 1:32.38; 2. Caitlyn
O'Rourke, 1:42.31; 3. Savanna
Edwards, 1:49.09; 6. Kayla Hernandez,
2:01.83; 7. Melissa Benner, 2:02.28; 8.
Sara Brauda, 2:03.63; 10. Sarah
Curtright, 3:19.91; 11. Alex Curtright,
10-and-under 200-yard freestyle
relay: 1. Corinne Priest, Savanna
Edwards, Caillyn O0 Rourl'e, Kaylynn
Chauncey, 2:36.99; 3. Sara Brauda,
Melissa Benner, Alex Curtright, Kayla
Hernandez, 3:57.26.
11-12 50-yard freestyle: 1. Sara
Edwards, 30.55; 3. Chelsey Huberdault,
32.82; 5. Stormy Akins, 39.86; 8. frenna
Quails, 49,00.
11-12 50-yard backstroke: 1. Sara
Edwards, 38.79; 4. Chelsey Huberdault,
41.72; 5. Maggie Schweitzer, 46.79; 6.
Stormy Akins, 49.37.
11-12 50-yard breaststroke: 2.
Hannah Wrenn, 41.57; 3. Maggie
Schweitzer, 45.85; 4. Chelsey
Huberdault, 46.25; 6. Rachel Taylor,
11-12 50-yard butterfly: 4. Hannah
Wrenn, 38.04; 5. Rachel Taylor, 49.93;
8. Irenna Qualls, 1:03.42.
11-12 100-yard IM: 1. Hannah
Wrenn, 1:20.78; 3. Sara Edwards,
1:27.68; 4. Maggie Schweitzer, 1:38.00;
5. Stormy Akins, 1:44.42; 6. Rachel
Taylor, 1:53.51; 8. Irenna Quails,
11-12 200-yard freestyle relay: 1.
Maggie Schweitzer, Chelsey
Huberdault, Stormy Akins, Hannah
Wrenn, 2:17.50.
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7. Grace Kun2elmann, 35 02, 9 Erica
Shelton, 39.68; 10. Carolyn Coggins,
13-14 100-yard backstroke: 2.
Bridey Scully, 1:26.29; 3. Lindsey Adam,
1:29.70; 4. Mamey Paul, 1:34.56; 5.
Loren Kelleher, 1:37.13.
13-14 100-yard breaststroke: 2.
Bridey Scully, 1:32.82; 3. Lindsey Adam,'
1:32.83; 5. Erica Shelton, 1:58.68.
13-14 50-yard butterfly: 4. Lindsay
Moody, 39.97; 6. Marney Paul, 44.11; 7.
Erica Shelton, 57.63.
13-14 100-yard IM: 3. Lindsay
Moody, 1:21.13; 4. Bridey Scully,
1:23.18; 5. Lindsey Adam, 1:23.96; 7.
Grace Kunzelmann, 1:27.78; 8. Loren
.Kelleher, 1:27.96; 10. Marney Paul,
1:31.67; 12: Carolyn Coggins, 1:53.99.
13-14 200-yard freestyle relay: 2.
Grace Kunzelmann, Loren Kelleher,
Mamby Paul, Lindsay Moody, 2:18.35.
15-18 50-yard freestyle: 1.
Francesca Ferrara, 29.31; 2. Rachel
Christian, 30.04; 4. Caitie Hetchka,
31.67; 5. Erin Scully, 31.79; 7.Amber
Roberts, 33.08.
15-18 100-yard backstroke: 1. Erin
Scully, 1:29.42.
15-18 100-yard breaststroke: 1.
Francesca Ferrara, 1:27.25; 2. Caitie
Hetchka, 1:30.82; 3. Amber Roberts,
15-18 50-yard butterfly: 2. Rachel
Christian, 32.73; 5. Amber Roberts,
15-18 100-yard IM: 1. Rachel
Christian, 1:13.83; 2. Francesca
Ferrara, 1:16.05; 3. Caitie Hetchka,
1:20.72; 5. Erin Scully, 1:28.20.
11-18 200-yard freestyle relay: 1.
Rachel Christian, Lindsey Adam, Bridey
Scully, Sara,Edwards, 2:04.69; 2.
Francesca Ferrara, Caitle Hetchka, Erin
Scully, Amber Roberts, 2:05.13.
Boys .
6-and-under 25-yprd freestyle: 2.
Camp Priest, 31.23; 3. Dalton Thrift,
34.52; 4. Kai Rittgers, 35.86; 5.
Jonathan Balyeat, 43.10; 6. Dylan
Hernandez, 46.29.
6-and-under 25-yard backstroke: 1.
Camp Priest, 35.63; 2. Dalton Thrift,
43.95; 3. Jonathan Balyeat, 44.05; 4.
Kai Rittgers, 49.89; 5. Dylan Hernandez,

1:16.61. '
18-and-under 25-yard freestyle: 1.
Michael Combs, 20.04; 2. Carson Nave,
20.77; 3. Stephen Oliver, 25.93; 4. Nick
DeWald, 35.62; 5. Graham Croft, 41.78;
6. Patrick Borgman, 45.51.
8-and-Under 25-yard backstroke: 1.
Carson Nave, 24.21; 2. Matthew
SooHoo, 27.45; 3. Nick DeWald, 42.96;
4. Graham Croft, 1:45.91.
8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke: 1.
Michael Combs, 26.32.
8-and-under 25-yard butterfly: 1.
Michael Combs, 23.91; 2. Stephen
Oliver, 33.80; 3. Paul Borgman, 1:10.95.
8-and-under 100-yard IM: 1.
Matthew SooHoo, 2:12.17; 2. Stephen
Oliver, 2:41.46.
8-and-uhder 100-yard freestyle
relay: 1. Carson Nave, Stephen Oliver,
Michael Combs, Matthew SooHoo,
1:36.32; 2. PatrickBorgmnan, Paul
Borgman, Camp Priest, Nick DeWald,
2:33.25. ,
10-and-under 50-yard freestyle: 1.
Josh Reeve, 36.23; 3. Nathan Seidel,
39.47; 4. Christopher Azar, 40.73; 5.
Timothy Seidel, 42.08; 7. Johnathan
Azar, 45.14.
10-and-under 50-yard backstroke: 1.
Timothy Seidel, 51.28; 3. Nathan Seidel,
1:01.21; 4. Johnathan Azar, 1:02.21.
10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke:.
1. Timothy Seidel, 52.59.
10-and-under 50-yard butterfly: 1.
Josh Reeve, 45.82; 3. Christopher Azar,
*55.92; 4. Johnathan Azar, 57.95.
10-and-under 100-yard IM: 1. Josh
Reeve, 1:37.99; 2. Nathan Seidel,
10-and-under 200-yard freestyle
relay: 1. Timothy Seidel, Christopher
Azar Jatharn Seidel, .-I.h Reeve.
2 4e. -lO *..-. .
11-12 50-yard freestyle: 1. Patrick
Croft, 31.90; 3. Jacob Seidel, 35.17; 4.
Stephen SooHoo, 36.91; 5. lan Paul,
37.21; 7. Michael Azar, 51.95.
11-12 50-yard backstroke: 1. Patrick
Croft, 36.28; 2. Jacob Seidel, 47.92; 3.
Ian Paul, 48.55.
11-12 50-yard breaststroke: 1.
Conner Lawrence, 41.23.
11-12 50-yard butterfly: 1. Conner
Lawrence, 35.94; 3. Stephen SooHoo,
11-12 100-yard IM: 1. Conner
Lawrence, 1:19.78; 2. Patrick Croft,
1:20.78; 4. Stephen SooHoo, 1:37.74; 5.
Jacob Seidel, 1:43.53; 6. lan Paul,
1:49.80; 7. Michael Azar, 2:32.75.
11-12 200-yard freestyle relay: 1.
Patrick Croft, Jacob Seidel, Stephen
SooHoo, Conner Lawrence, 2:12.54
(new team record).
13-14 50-yard freestyle: 1. Thomas
Seidel, 27,21; 2. Teddy Mandrick, 31.22;
3. Billy Lowstetter, 42.54.
13-14 100-yard backstroke: 1.
Thomas Seidel, 1:13.37; 2. Teddy
Mandrick, 1:30.95; 4. Billy Lowstetter,
13-14 100-yard breaststroke 1.
Dakota Lawrence 1 30 07, 2 Teddy
Mandrick, 1:37.25.'
13-14 50-yard butterfly:.1. Dakota
Lawrence, 40.21 ;3. Billy Lowstetter,
50.78; 4. Bobby Lowstetter, 1:32.12.
13-14 100-yard IM: 1. Thomas
Seidel, 1:10.81; 2. Dakota Lawrence,
13-14 200-yard freestyle relay: 1.
Teddy Mandrick, Bobby Lowstetter, Billy
Lowstetter, Dakota Lawrence, 2:36.94.
15-18 50-yard freestyle: 1. Alex
Berg, 23.28; 3. Jon Seidel, 25.73; 6.
Ellwood Janney, 31.55.
15-18 100-yard backstroke: .1. Alex
Berg, 1:05.57; 5. Ellwood Janney,
15-18 100-yard breaststroke: 1.
Lance Croft, 1:14.40;
15-18 50-yard butterfly: 1. Lance
Croft, (J)25.93';2. Alex Berg, (J)25.73.
15-18 100-yard IM: 1. Lance Croft,
1:02.12; 6. Ellwood Janney, 1:21:99.
15-18&200-yard freestyle relay: 1
Lance Croft, Jon Seidel, Thomas Seidel,
Alex Berg, 1:40.35 {new team record).


Members of the Driftwood Surf Clinic recently completed "Surfing 101" in the waters at Main
Beach June 20-21. The two-day clinic was hosted by Driftwood Surf Shop, and included les-
sons on surfing history, safety, board repair, technique, safety and surfing etiquette for surfers
of all ages and skill levels.

Elm Street's 9- and 10-year-old Allstar boys baseball team lost Tuesday, the team's second loss,
and was eliminated from the district tournament. The team includes, front row from left, Brett
Owens, B.J. Jackson, Tevon McGahee, Poppy McGahee, J.D. Turner, Kamon Benjamin, Malik
Ricks; middle row, Max Durrance, Cody Sikes, Deandre Floyd, Robert Beech, Michael Moore,
Kyle Lepierre; back row, Manager Rashad Albert and coaches Kenneth Durrance and Derrick
Turner. /


River Raft Race set
The third annual Lands End Deli Amelia River
Raft Race will be held at 11 a.m. July 16. The raft
parade will be held at 7 p.m. July 15 on Centre
Street. Proceeds benefit the Nassau County
Special Olympics. Applications and rules are avail-
able at Lands End Deli at 604 North 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For information, call 277-0016.

FBHS volleyball
Fernandina Beach High School volleyball team
will hold an open practice from 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 1-
5. Tryouts will be from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 8-9. Players
must have an updated physical to participate.

Quarterback Club meets
The Quarterback Club's deadline for member-
ship/season ticket applications and advertising
applications has been extended to Aug. 1. The
remaining chair back seats are available. For more
information and availability, please visit our web- ,
site, www.fbhspirates.com or contact Mr. Mike
Mekara at (904) 608-4600 or via email:
The first official day of football'practice is Aug. 1.
The Quarterback Club would like to invite all
fans, alumni and supporters to the next executive
board meeting, scheduled for'July 11 at 6:30 p.m.
at Spanky's restaurant. The next regular meeting is
at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Fernandina Beach High
School media center (library) and refreshments will
be provided.
.- Tie'Oufrterb'ck ClUb 'riUbfN lddfall slatf' '- ,
requests volunteers to assist with cleaning up the
Pirate Field. Work will be completed on two con-
secutive Saturdays, July 30 and Aug. 6, starting at
approximately 9 a.m.

Yulee Middle School camps
A volleyball camp will be held at Yulee Middle
School from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 1-4. It is open to girls in
grades 6-8 and the cost is $25.
A soccer camp for boys and girls in grades 6-9
will be held from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 1-4 at YMS. Cost is
$25. Call 225-5116 for information.

Ron Veal Football Camp
The fourth annual Ron Veal Football Camp will
be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21-23 at
Buccaneer Field. Sign up the day before the camp
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buccaneer Field or regis-
ter the first day from 8-9:30 a.m. ,
The camp is open to ages 9-17 and the fee is
$35 on July 20 and $40 the first day of camp. For
information, contact Veal at (678) 618-2665.

Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Athletic Association will' hold sign-ups for,
Pop Warner football and cheerleading from 10 a.m.
to noon every Saturday through July 30 at the ath-
letic building at the Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Road. A copy of the applicant's birth,
certificate, current wallet-size picture and a copy of
the student's report card for the last semester of
school are required.
For information, contact Kim Highsmith at 225-
8418 or Chris Turner at 483-7436.
Physical examinations for Pop Warner will be
held on July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is
$10 per athlete.

Pop Warner
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner meets at 7 p.m.
on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. Final football registra-
tion is from 6-8 p.m. and July 26 at the ballpark.
There are still a few spots for cheerleading.
Call Randall Mabe at 225-5474 or John Spence
at 261-3803 or or visit www.fernandinabeachpop

Soccer donation
Steve Johnson Tire and Uniroyal Tire have
donated funds and equipment valued at more than
$1,150 to Amelia Island Youth Soccer as part of a
nationwide youth soccer program.
Uniroyal Tire is now in its sixth year as a major
sponsor of youth soccer. In total, Uniroyal and its
dealers have provided 575,000 free soccer balls to
soccer families across America and have donated
a total of $8 million in funds and equipment.
The tire company is again working with soccer
star Julie Foudy to promote its youth soccer initia-
tives, and for the second year, will sponsor the
Uniroyal Tire Julie Foudy Clinic Sweepstakes.
To enter to win a free three-hour clinic with
Foudy, register at www.uniroyal.com/sweeps by
Oct. 31.

Yoga events for July
Y Yoga offers a stretch class at 8 a.m.
Wednesday. Ball and core classes are at 9 a.m.
Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday. Hot yoga ses-
sions are at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.

Family yoga sessions will be offered July 9 and
July 23 at 9:30 a.m. It is a fun approach to yoga
with kid-friendly postures, which resemble animals
and elements of nature. The cost is $15 per family
per session (no restriction on age or family size).
The tiki yoga evening session is at the Scott
Road beach access at 8 p.m. July 21 in celebration
of the full moon.
To celebrate Y Yoga's second anniversary, there
will be free yoga and ball classes the week of July
17-23 to show appreciation to patrons.
Y Yoga offers student and senior rates for those
65 and over. Call Y Yoga at 415-9642.

Summertrackand field
Sunshine State Games and Jr. Olympics
AAU/USA track and field training will be held
Monday through Friday beginning at 3:30 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach High School track. Fee is
$65 and includes all AAU and USAT&F member-
ships. Divisions are bantam (born in 1995), midget
(1993-94), youth (1991-2), intermediate (1989-90)
and young (1987-88).
Call 415-3679 for information.

Recreation roundup
The city of Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department is offering the following activities:
Adult volleyball is held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
and Friday, and from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Peck
Gym. Cost is $3 per day ($5 non-city residents) or
$50 for three months for city residents ($65 for .
county residents).
Free junior basketball court lime for ages 18
and under at Peck Gym is held on Saturdays from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maximum number of participants
is 20, and school identification is required.
Adult tennis clinics are offered at the Central
Park courts with instructor Lanny Kalpin: 3.0/3.5
doubles/singles clinic on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
from 6-7 p.m. or Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Beginner
clinic on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Advanced begin-
ner clinic on Fridays from 9-10 a.m. Fee is $66 for
,city residents, $71 non-city. Maximum of five partic-
ipants. Register at the Atlantic Center. Call Kalpin
at 491-0255 or 557-8110.
Private, semi-private (two people) or group
(three or more) tennis lessons will be available in
morning or evening sessions at the Central Park
courts. Private fee is $40 per hour for city residents,
$45 non-city. Semi-private fee is $42 per hour for
city residents, $47 non-city. Group rate is $44 per
hour for city residents, $49 non-city. Call Lanny
Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110. Register at the
Atlantic Center.
Summer youth tennis camps for boys and girls
ages 5-16 (beginner to intermediate) will be held at
the Central Park courts with instructor Lanny Kalpin
July 11-14, July 18-21 and July 25-28 from 9 a.m.
to noon. Cost is $50 per week for city residents
($45 per week if siblings), $55 non-city ($50 if sib-
lings). Limit is 20 per camp. Register at the Atlantic
Center. Contact Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110.
Central Park tennis court keys are available at
the Atlantic Center for $5 refundable deposit.
Callaghan's English Soccer Camp will be held
July 18-22 at the Fernandina Beach Athletic
Complex for ages 5-14 from 9 a.m. to noon and
from 3-6 p.m. for ages 15-18. World class coaching
by some of England's finest coaches. Cost is $115
per person $10 discount for additional sibling) and
includes T-shirt. Register by July 15 at the Atlantic
Summer scuba courses with weekend and
evening classes morning or evening classes will be
offered July 11-16 and July 24. All classes will be
held at the Atlantic Center pool or MLK Center pool
for ages 12 and up (ages 10 and 11 at instructor's
discretion). Cost is $260 for city residents, $280 for
non-city residents. Register at the Atlantic Center.
For information, contact Kathy Russell at 753-0216.
Aqua 1 water aerobics is held from 9:05-9:50
a.m. at the Atlantic Center pool or 6:30-7:15 p.m. at
the MLK Center pool Mondays through Thursdays.
Cost is $5 per day or $45 per month for city resi-
dents and $6 per day or $50 per month for non-city
residents. Weekly rates available. Register on the
15th of every month at the Atlantic Center.
For private swim lessons, call Jesse at 277-
7350. Single session (30 minutes) is $20 for city
residents, $25 non-city. Four-session package is
$48 for city residents, $50 non-city. Eight-session
package is $88 for city residents, $90 non-city.
Atlantic Center pool is open from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. daily. Admission is $3 for city residents, $5
non-city residents. Summer passes (valid through
Labor Day) are available for $65 individual city resi-
dents, $95 couples, $130 family. Fees for non-city
residents are $80 individual, $115 couples, $175
The MLK Center pool is open from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday and from 12-5 p.m.
weekends. Admission is $3 for city residents, $5 for
non-city residents, Summer passes are available
for individuals, couples and families and may be
purchased at the Atlantic Center. Fees are $35 for
individual, $55 couples, $85 family for city residents
and $44 individual, $69 couples and $105 family for
non-city residents.



Matt McCollum, 6, vacationing from Hudson, Ohio, shows a
pompano and Spanish mackeral he helped catch at the jet-
ties on July 3. On his first ocean fishing trip the team also
brought home 23 whiting. He was fishing with his father
Dan, grandfather Terry McCollum, aunt Kelly McCollum
and uncle John Riegler.

Bait, kin

T? he winds are predicted
to blow this weekend if
the weather forecast
holds true. However,
like most hardcore deep-sea fish-
ermen, you wait until that morn-
ing and make a final decision.
If fishermen can get offshore,
plenty of bait is still holding at
the St. Marys Sea Buoy. And
kingfish too.
"We just pulled up to the
STM BuoT and jigged up a few
nice cigar
said. "I
barbed one
of the larger
and began
free lining
off from the
Terry Lacoss transom of
....-- our fishing
ONTHE boat where
a nice eight-
WATER pound king
struck the bait. I bet we hadn't
been fishing more than five min-
A mix of barracuda, king
mackerel, sailfish and even dol-
phin catches have been made
within a 15-mile ride from the St.
Marys inlet during the past few
days. Some of the best offshore
action has been coming from the
East FC live bottom where dol-
phin have been holding.
Tarpon are also biting at the
tip of the St. Marys jetty rocks
and should make a great show-
ing this weekend.
"We had a double header of
tarpon on," Capt. Tony Peeples

.gfish still holding offshore


Nancy Dunbar brought this nice kingfish to the Fernandina Harbor Marina.

said. "One of the tarpon jumped .
and tossed the hook free, but five
minutes later, we landed and
released a nice 100-pound silver
"I saw a nice school of tarpon
in the mouth of Tiger Creek just
the other day," Capt. Adam Loud
said. "They were there on the
flood tide."
Red bass fishing has been
spotty in the backwater with
good catches coming at the St.
Marys rock jetties during the
falling tide. A high tide Saturday
will arrive at 11: 34 a.m. and a

low tide at 5:12 p.mn
Some of the best king mack-
erel fishing inshore has been
coming at the -south end of
Amelia Island, just off the beach-
es. Look for kingfish.to move in
close to the breakers during the
morning flood tide and hold on
the tide rips during the afternoon
during the falling tide.
Nice schools of menhaden
can be found at the south end of
Amelia Island along the beaches.
Look for the pelicans diving and
head that way!
The 80-degree surf tempera-

ture is really a blessing this year,
for deep-sea fishermen and con-
tinues to hold both baitfish
schools and game fish in our
local waters.
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
b]ones@fbnewsleadercom, mail
them to P.O. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop them by
the News-Leader office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach.

Mike Jones of Atlanta recently landed this bull redfish while
fishing with Capt. Russell Tharin. "What was unusual about
the fish, aside from being so large, was that in the 10 years
I've been guiding I have only seen this occur once before
where a very large school of bull redfish would come to the
surface," Tharin said. "(Jones) cast a top water lure into the
maelstrom and caught that fish not on the bottom on bait, as
is generally done, but with a breathtaking surface strike!
The fish weighed 28 pounds and was released unharmed
returned to the ocean just off of Nassau Sound. Really excit-
ing stuff not only for Mike, but for a seasoned Orvis-
endorsed flyfishing guide as well."
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be touched. This is also untrue.
First aid should be administered
immediately. Iast year alone
about 100 people in Florida were
struck by lightning and lived to
tell it. Survivors often will com-
plain of long-term memory loss,
I like forgetting their entire child-
hood. Other common complaints
are of short-term memory

impairment, sleep cycle distur-
bances, impaired thinking, mus-
cle incoordination and weakness,
numbness, headaches and hear-
ing loss.
This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports, medi-
cine and safety. It is not intended
to serve as a 'replacement for treat-
ment by your regular doctor It is

only designed to offer guidelines
on the prevention, recognition and
care cf injuries and illness.
Specific concerns should be dis-
cussed with your physician. 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.gsmithnid.com.


You received this menu in
your Fernadina Beach News
Leader last week.

Hope you posted it by the
phone, as we are now open
and ready to bring you the
famous Woody's southern
barbecue to your
backyard or in our cool
new dining room.

Apologies from Woody's
and the News Leader if
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inconvenienced in
calling for your order
before we were open
for business. Grab
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First National Bank's
Relay for Life team will hold
a yard sale July 9 from 8
a.m. until 1 p.m. in front of the
operations center (next door
to the bank). All proceeds to
benefit the American Cancer
Society's Relay For Life. Call
Nicole Gagnon at 321-4000
for more information.
Meet interesting singles
from Jacksonville and sur-
rounding areas in a series of
mini face-to-face "dates." Next
session is July 11. Register
online at www.Pre-Dating.
com/jacksonville or call Chris
at (904) 583-0231. E-mail:
Kay Day and her daugh-
ters Jen and Becky will sign
copies of Killing Earl at
Books Plus,
107 Centre St.
in Fernandina
Beach, on
July 16 from
2-4 p.m.
contributed to Day's book.
Killing Earl recounts turmoil in
the Day family as they under-
take an unexpected move to
Florida with Becky experienc-
ing a mystery illness that
stumps her doctors.
According to Day, the book is
the only work about Becky's
illness for laypersons. More
86,000 American children are
admitted to emergency rooms
each year with an illness
related to Becky's condition.
WJCT Public
Broadcasting and Baptist
Health are teaming up again
to host the fifth annual
Speaking of Women's
Health conference on Aug.
20 at the Hyatt Regency
Jacksonville Riverfront (for-
merly the Adam's Mark).
This year's conference
features dynamic speakers, a
diversity of breakout sessions
and free personal screenings.
The conference is open to
everyone, but seating is limit-
ed and advance ticket pur-
chases are required. Tickets
are $35 and available by call-
ing WJCT at (904) 358-6322,
or by logging on to WJCT
Online at wjct.org and clicking
on "Speaking of Women's

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold two one-
week sessions of children's
theater camp for ages 7
through 12 July 11-15 and
July 18-22. Camp will be from
9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Registration is $25 for one
week. There is a limit of 10
children per session. Call
261-6749 for information or a
registration packet.
Arts camps available at
Ihe Amelia Arts Academy
this summer include:
* Fun camp for pre-schoolers
* You Gotta Have Art
* Photography (new)
* Drum Fest with Les DeMerle
* Ballroom dance
* Guitars Galore ,
* The New Horizons Band (all
welcome luring summer)
For dates/times/fees call
277-1225 from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. weekdays.
The Academy offers pri-
vate lessons year-round on all
musical instruments.
As part of its popular film
series, Underground
Cinema at JMOMA, the
Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art will screen highly
acclaimed foreign and inde-
pendent films every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in July
(July 13, 20, 27). Titled
Underground Summer
Cinema, the lineup includes

films from South Korea,
France, Italy, Norway,
Germany, and the United
States. Admission is $5
JMOMA members; $7 non-
For information call (904)
366-6911 or visit
The Police Athletic
League, in
tion with
will produce the '70's musical,

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2005

Local musician tours Florida with friends

O n the night of July 1, at
the Colonial Dinner '
House in St. Marys,
Ga.. Fernandina Beach-
based musician Karl W. Davis and
eight friends, dubbed '"The
Milkmen," owned the stage.
Kicking off a promotional tour
for their recently released CD,
"Karl W. Davis and the Milkmen,"
the group played, sang and
worked the crowd for nearly
three hours with their unique
blend of blues, soul and funk.
"How about a little blues
tonight?" Davis asked the assem-
bled crowd. "I've got a little bit of'
rainy day blues.' '
It's clear from the start that
Karl W. Davis and the Milkmen
are not your garden-variety local
band. Sure, they've got drums,
bass, guitar and vocals covered
quite well. But they've also
thrown, in some harmonica, trum-
pet, trormbone, sa.tophone and
flute, and the end result is a
unique, multi-faceted sound you'd,
be hard-pressed to find anywhere
Influenced by gospel music
and rhythm and blues from
Macon, Ga., Davis has toured
Europe and the United States.
He's performed with artists like
Widespread Panic, Moe and The
Rainforest Band. He's even
played in the parking lots at Phish
'There's a strong base in
blues," said Davis, describing his
music. "I'm a soul singer ... we
got a lot of different music going
on. a lot of blues and soul, a won-
derful mix."
The 39-year-old Davis. a native
of Kingsland, Ga., has officially
been a musician since he formed
his first band when he was 16. He

Alhambra's 'Cinderella'

fun for children, adults
SHANNON MALCOM banter between Prince
News Leader Charming's parents, the King
(Tony Triano) and his Queen ,. ..
While "Cinderella" is a classic (Carol V. Banks).

fairytale, beloved by little girls.
the Alhambra Dinner Theatre's
production of the Rodgers &
Hammerstein musical offers sev-
eral good laughs for adults as
The production, starring Cara
Heitman as the title character
and Ryan Reilly as her Prince
Charming, serves up the classic
tale of the overworked young
girl, her Fairy Godmother and a
glass slipper with a few twists
along the way.
Adults will enjoy the playful

As the King complains about
having to pay a tailor to ILx his
pants, the Queen, in the midst of
planning a huge party for her
son, advises him. "Don't you
worry about what you're going toc
spend on the tailor wait until
you see the bill for this ball!"
And little girls will identify
with Cinderella's excitement as-
she gets dressed up and ready to
be swept away to the royal ball.
thanks to her magical, but some-
CINDERELL-4 Continurd on 5B

Ryan Reilly and Cara Heitman star in Alhambra Dinner
Theatre's production of "Cinderella," which runs through
Aug. 7. For information or tickets, call the theater. 12000
Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, at 1-800-688-7469 or e-mail
info@alhambradinnertheatre.com. -

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For the A\eus Leader
( nce upon a time, before
air-conditioning (if that
could be imagined
much less remem-
bered), when summer heat
arrived the fashion statement was
white. Men wore white suits
(preferably linen) and women
wore white dresses; both acces-
sorized with white shoes and: :
white straw hats. Summer meant
white. (I was once chastised for
wearing white slacks on a very.',
hot Sept. 23 because it was no
longer "sum- -
days are long '
gone but the :-. ,
fashion con-
tinues in the
wine world -
where white is the summer wine
of choice; their light crispness is
welcome when the mercury gets
over 85 and nudges 100; The
heavier reds of winter are no
longer refreshing and even some
of the hardy chardonnays no
longer are of interest. In a wine
tasting we had last year, chards
that were highly rated in
December couldn't make the cut
in June.
A good summer white wine is
one that is fresh, clear, crisp with
light fruit nuances. A gentle bev-
erage to be sipped slowly and
savored either as an aperitif or
over-a light meal of fin fish, shell
fish, pork or chicken Here is a
guide to sununer drinking relying
solely on wines available locally
under 820.
Pinot Gris
Known as pinot grigio when
grown in Italy. the grape is at its
best when produced in Alsace
west of the Rhine and on either
side of the Columbia River. These
wines are bone dry, but not as
acidic as their low cost Italian kin
that dominate the shelves in local
markets. Trimbach pinot gris is
the Alsatian to look for in the 515
to S20 range. Oregon's King's
Estate. which I've seen locally
from 313 to S17. is my favorite
summer white for its refreshing
crispness, strong fruit flavors and
long aftertaste. Washington
State's Chaiteau St. Michelle (811
to 813) is a strong second
although we haven't seen too
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Ashton Allen. s with a sound
compared to the likes of Elliott
Smith. Nick Drake. Kings of
e aConvenience and Paul
McCartneywitha touch of
Coldplay;playsCale Nexus
Cafe Nexus is a Friday
night spot for folks high school
age and up.Enjoy good caffeinated beverages. mus i
and comedians without all the smoke and booze.
The cafedis located in the basement underneath
Memorial United Methodist Churchs sanctuary (ati
the corner of Sixth and Centre streets). Doors open
at 7 p.m., show starts around 8:30 p.m. Admission is
free. Call (904) 415-6161 for information. Visit

The 10th annual Art Off
the Wall art show by the
Tuesday night figure draw
ing workshop artists will be.
held July 9 from 5-9 p.m. at
the Island Art Association
Gallery, 18 North Second St., Fernandina Beach.
Meet the artists and see their drawings and paint
ings displayed in an "off the wall" manner. Some
Works will be framed or matted. Most will be pinned

to the studio \\alls All will be for sale at studio
prices. Refreshments \ill be served.
The workshops are held on Tuesday nights dur-
ing the month, with one Saturday session per
month. For in formation. call the gallery at 261-7020
or Paul Massing at 321-0738.

The General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical
Society ofAmelia Island will meet July 11 at 8 p.m. in
c the community room of the Fernandina Beach
Police Department, 1525.Lime St. in Fernandina
The program will be a compilation of memories,
Comments and recollections of events that hap-
pened on Amelia Island and several other locations
during the time known as the "war years."
If you have special memories or items of interest
to share, bring them along.

First Street Gallery,
216-B First St.,
Neptune Beach, fea- i II
tures the work of
Jacksonville-based photographer Laurie Coppedge
through July and August.
Coppedge's black and white images, captured
with a 4x5 field camera, pay homage to what this art

formis all'iabout. Using long exposures. movement
and only available natural light. Coppedge takes
viewers back to an era of vintage bathing beauties in
pristine Florida locations.
An opening reception will be held July 15
from 7.9 p.m. For information and directions, call
Centre'd Women
meets the third Monday
of each month at 6330
p.m.at EileensArt&
Antiques on Centre
The July18 meeting
will feature Sandra
Baker-Hinton, who sl :
will share her experi-
ences in the Fort ,1
Clinch turtle watch
program as well as her color pho-
tos of the turtles and birds of Northeast Florida.
Centre'd Women is an informal gathering of
women no rules, no dues; no stated mission just
girls whowant to have fun and network:Bring a bot-
tle of wine or a nibble to share.The program starts at
730 p.m.
For more information call Eileen Moore at 556-
5722 or Dickie Anderson at 261-2425
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Universal Press Syndicate

Q You may be on the wrong track with your
Objection to the three-legged aliens in "War of
the Worlds" when you write, "Three legs are inher-
ently not stable." Amateur carpenters are advised to
build three-legged stools rather than four-legged
stools. Why? Because, even if the seat is not level,
all three legs will be in contact with the surface.
The real problem with the machines in the movie
is that they have a very high center of gravity, so
high that any rapid locomotion is likely to tip them
over, especially when they stop or change direction.
- Mike Barnas, Chicago

A .Seeking an expert opinion, I contacted Jessica
.Banks, a Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Computer
Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, wh6se thesis
involves a robot with one point of contact. She con-
sulted her colleague Dan Paluska, a Ph.D candidate
at the MIT Media Lab, an expert on robot legged
locomotion who was featured on the cover of Wired
They began by pointing out: "Your comment, 'If
evolution has taught us anything, it is that the limbs
of living things, from men to dinosaurs to spiders to
centipedes, tend to come in numbers divisible by
four' is wrong and misleading. Numbers of limbs

are divisible by two due to the principle of bilateral
symmetry to which nature adheres."
I meant, of course, to write "two" instead of
"four," but was attacked by a brain cloud. My online
review has been corrected.
Banks. and Paluska continue with a fascinating
discussion of the functions of three legs among both
living and mechanical creatures, which I am print-
ing in full on rogerebert.com. Here are some bullet

"A three-legged chair or table is very stable
when it is still. However, the answer isn't so easy
when one considers three-legged locomotion....
Things have a right and a left, a front and a back.
This has to do with the fact that animals tend to trav-
el in a certain direction, facing forward when doing
so. Having an even number of legs allows animals to
be balanced as they travel forward."
"There is a rhythm to walking and running
that may be difficult to achieve with a three-legged
machine. A kangaroo is the closest thing to a three-
legged animal because it uses its tail. However, its
tail is not the same as its legs, and the tail does not
touch the ground when the kangaroo is hopping."
"The argument that nature didn't 'come up'
with such a creature doesn't hold much water.
Nature didn't come up with the wheel for locomo-
tion either. ... We could, for instance, imagine a
three-legged creature that stood still and upright for

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the vast majority of its life. ... However, it would
be hard to imagine such a robot being efficient at,
locomoting over any significant distances."
"The height of the tripods and the fact that
they are top-heavy makes it plausible that one
would fall if one of its legs was damaged, especially
if the alien was in motion at the time of injury. This,
doesn't really say that much, though; considering
the fact that if you were to kick one of my legs
while I was running, or even give it a forceful, unex-
pected blow when I was just loitering about, I
would most likely fall to Earth as well.
"So, who knows if it is PRACTICAL or not for-
a robot to walk on three legs? ... Ultimately, it would
all depend on the system as a whole (speed, passive
stability, simplicity, energy consumption, navigabili-
ty, human-exterminating-ability, etc.), the available
technologies (sensors, computation, actuators,
etc.), the environment in which the robot was sup7
posed to perform, and, well, who was funding it."

tion of Earth. Humans are ancillary to, their plans
and quite inconsequential;
Wells' book is quite remarkable. It's the first lit-
erary treatment of the hostile indifference of the
universe, which points up our own relative insignifi-
cance, literally played out in the Martians' callous
annihilation. You seem to have-missed this. -
Kevin Mequet, San Jose, Calif.

A .I did read the book, when I was 10. But if the
:X. explanations aren't in the movie, they aren't
relevant, because the movie creates its own closed

S.Are the couple standing on the mother's
Stoop in Boston at the end of 'War of the
Worlds". Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, the leads
from the 1953 version of the movie? Tony,
-McFadden, Singapore
SA Yes,.

SI was pleased and disappointed to read your
Q .I am disappointed that you have not actually .assessment of silent film comedian Harold
*read "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells. Lloyd in your latest "Great Movies" installment;
If you had read it, you'd know all the answers to the pleased by a piece on the neglected Lloyd and dis-
questions you posed. appointed you didn't treat the great comic more
George H.W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, favorably. It is tiresome to read another lament over
George W. Bush and Karl Rove did not invent the Lloyd's inferiority to Chaplin and Keaton, especially
strategy of "shock and awe" to cow your enemy when you admit that you had never seen a Lloyd
Wells did, and they stole shamelessly from him film until "Safety Last"
without knowing this either. The aliens have a You fault Lloyd for his "ordinariness," yet fail to
whole strategy of invasion, capitulation, domina- note that Lloyd's naturalistic characterization was a
tion, colonization, Martian-forming and domestica- big first for film comedy, and paved the way for

hundreds of romantic comedies to come. Or that
Lloyd's feature films combined the emotional reso-
nance of Chaplin with the cinematic virtuosity of
It was none other than Orson Welles who lob-
bied for Lloyd's genius years ago: "Harold Lloyd -
he's surely the most underrated of them all. The
intellectuals don't like the Harold Lloyd character
- that middle-class, middle-American, all-American
college boy. There's no obvious poetry to it, and
they miss that incredible technical brilliance. ;..
Someday hell get his proper place which is very
I envy you. You have many Harold Lloyd films
ahead of you, and Lloyd has many tricks up his
sleeve to surprise you with, whether in the formal
cinematic beauty of "The Kid Brother," the uproari-
ous surrealism of "Why Worry?" or the sheer
crowd-pleasing fun of "The Freshman." I urge you
to watch these comedies with an open mind. Let
Lloyd's brilliance come to you on his own terms. -
Yair Solan, Brooklyn, N.Y.

A. So I will. The Lloyd films were very hard to
. see for many years, and are now in national
release in art and repertory theaters in preparation
for DVD editions.

Q. People seem to be blaming the movies for the
slump in the box office this year. I feel it's the
actual experience of going to the theater that
makes people stay away. When I saw "War of the
Worlds," the projection was slightly off and fuzzy,
and certain scenes weren't framed properly. That

was nothing compared to the theatergoers who
were talking and directing glib remarks to the
screen. One answered his phone and started talk-
ing loudly.
Going to the movies is my favorite thing in the
world. But now incidents like that happen about
four out of five times I go. Isn't there anything the-
ater chains can do to promote quiet screenings and
make going to the movies fun again? Mark
Donahue, Philadelphia

A I've received a lot of feedback just like yours.
People are also angry at the commercials
they're forced to sit through. I've heard from peo-
ple who now mostly attend "art theaters," not
because they dislike commercial films, but because
they know the audience behavior will be more

k The animated feature "Madagascar" has two
.illogical scenes where the male lion gets
kicked from the front between his back legs and
doubles over like a man kicked in the testicles.
Problem: A male lion, like all cats, has his testicles
located on his back side and there is no way they
could be kicked by standing in front of the lion who
is "rampant" on his hind legs. I suspect that you
noticed this error, but were too politically correct,
,or lacked the cajones, to point this out in your
review of the movie. Michael L. Stoianoff,
Anchorage, Alaska

A .Just ignorance on my part, actually. This info
:.could be a life-saver.

FRIDAY, JULY 8,2005 LEISlllE News-Leader 5B

OUT Cntinued fiom 1B
"The Wiz" on July 26 and 29 at
the Peck Center. The play by
William F. Brown and music and
lyrics by Charlie Smalls is an
adaptation of The Wonderful
t O0 by Frank Baum.
The musical is under the direc-
tlion of Nanette S. Autry, chorus
y drama teacher at Femandina
Beach High School. For tickets or
v ?:tionr. contact Autry at 261-
The Alhambra Dinner
Thetre season 'inoup includes
t) n.11111)l41" thrOcL011 Aug. 7; "Ain't
.iwn'" .Au I 0A-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
.t \ a i'" !JcAsofrvoi. at 1-800-
'6 ;-.169 ar e-mail info@alham-

The Vintage Players,
Jadsornvile's only senior reper-
toire theater company, will per-
tfom a special version of "Bits
and Pieces" at 8 p.m. Aug. 13
and 2:30 p m. Aug. 14 at First
C i' Theater, 10 14 King St.,
R. esido.
The performance will consist
of acts, plays, scenes and mono-
CCxt-, which the Vintage Players
have '.re.ted over the years.
Th.- :I begin taking reserva-
tions on July 25. Admission is
$10. To reserve a seat call (904)

The Nassau County Council
on Aging will host a "Sunset
Dinner Theater" from 5:30-9:30
p.m. on Oct. 2 at Walker's
Master of ceremonies will be
Rep. Aaron Bean. Amelia
Community Theater will present
the comedy, "Save Me a Place at
Forest Lawn." Gourmet Gourmet
will cater a gourmet dinner and
there will be a live auction, silent
auction, raffle, strolling musician
and cash bar. Tickets are $65 per
person. The event will benefit
Nassau County senior citizens.
Call the Nassau County
Council on Aging at 261-0701 for


The North Florida Bluegrass
Association will hold its monthly
gathering July 15 and all day July
16 at the Suwannee Valley
Campground in White Springs.
For more information and direc-
tions call Toby Vanderbilt at (904)
284-8901 or the Suwannee Valley
Campground at (386) 397-1667.

Nelson Rangell performs atf
p.m. on July 17 at Sea Walk
Pavilion in the city of Jacksonville
Beach's 4th annual Summer Jazz
Concert series. Jimmy Sommers
headlines on Aug. 21. Admission
to both concerts is free. Bring a
blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a
great evening 'of jazz. Check the
website at www.jacksonville-
beach.org for more information or
call the city's event hotline at
(904) 247-6100.
The New Horizons Summer
Band meets at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Aug. 23. Don
Reynolds, director of the award-
winning Femandina Beach High
School band, holds the baton
through Labor Day. Call 277-1225
for information.


Bank Art, a First Coast
Community Bank art exhibit, runs
until Aug. 25. "Painted
Adventures" features the art of
Christina Long, Karen McFadyen,
Barbara Martin and Tamara K.
For information about the
Island Art Association, call 261-

MUSIC Continued from 1B
seven other "Milkmen" are travel-
ing a bit farther from home for
the tour they hail from Nantes,
Davis met these French musi-
cians five years ago when he trav-
eled to France to sing in the
Rendezvous L'erdre Music
Festival in Nantes.
They've been friends ever
since, and when Davis was
preparing to put together his first
CD, he decided to bring "The
Milkmen" on board.
"It was something we've
always wanted," Davis said. "...
We said, We're gonna go in a
room together and hammer out
So while Karl W. Davis and the
Milkmen belt out song after song
onstage, Davis's wife, Tina Davis,
alternates between dancing and
selling the CDs.
The St. Marys crowd was
enthusiastic cheering, dancing,
and laughing along with Davis's
onstage banter.
"This is just a classic, fun good
time," said audience member
Adam Ziegler, a Fernandina
Beach resident who was watch-
ing the band for the first time.
"It's just really good music ...
great for dancing."


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
staring at 7 p.m. Call 277-3662.

Beet "0' Brady's, 1916
South 14th St. Sports on 19 TVs,
cable and satellite, video games
for kids. Call 261-0555

Cafe Karlbo, 27 N. Third St.
Live entrthinrnenl. Call 277-

The Crab Trap, 31 N
Second St Live entertainment.
Call 261-4 7,49.

Fast Boys Wings Sports
Restaurant, 1699 South 14th
St. Poker night every Saturday,
7:30 p.m. until .. ti via night
every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Call 321-1332.

Florida House Inn, 20 S.
Third St. Live entertainment. Call

The Green Turtle Tavern, 18
SS. Third St. Karl W. Davis July
14 at 7 p.m., July 16 at 6 p.m.
and July 18. Call 321-2324.

Gourmet Gourmet, 1408
Lewis St. and A1A. Solo guitarist
John Kaminski 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday; Dos Guitar Trio 6:30-
9:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 261-

Hammerheads, Sadler Road
and Fletcher Avenue. Open mike
Monday nights.
Horizons Continental
Cuisine, 802 Ash St. Live enter-
tainment Fridays and Saturdays.
Cal 321-2430.

Midtown, 1930 Woodrow
Drive. Hit and Run Friday and
Saturday. Karaoke with Daddy-O

The Haskell Gallery at
Jacksonville International Airport
features Kathy Stark
(oil/acrylic/watercolor painting),
Alynne Sharp (acrylic/watercolor
painting) and Worley Faver (pot-
tery) through September 30.

The Amelia Island Museum
of History is hosting a temporary
exhibit, "Summer and the Beach
on Amelia Island," with photo-
_graphs and memorabilia relatin_.
to historic s4nmerand re iqur
activities, uniti Sep. 4-. For inlor- -
mation call 261-7378.

AlexanderS, 4924 First Coast
Hwy., features local artists. Call

The Amelia Island Gallery,
2900 Atlantic Ave., features a vari-
ety 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.

Blue Door Artists, 205-1/2
Centre St. Get your one-stop cre-
ativity fix as you enter the Blue
Door on Centre Street. Come visit
five of Amelia Island's most color-
ful and avant-garde working art
studios. Includes abstract paint-
ings, pastels, collage and mixed
media, fiber arts, sculpture, jewel-
ry, a resident muralist and decora-
tive painter even a weaving stu-
Open Tuesday through
Saturday and by appointment.
Also open every first Friday

on Sunday; Wes Cobb Tuesday.
Call 261-8419.

O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St. Live
entertainment. Call 261-1000.

The Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St. Regi Blue this week-
end; DJ Kris Kiger Friday and
Saturday at 9 p.m. Call 491-
PLAE Restaurant and
Lounge, Amelia Island Plantation
Spa & Shops, 80 Amelia Village
Circle. Live entertainment. Call

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

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

Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707
Sadler Road. Live entertain-
ment. Call 277-2300.

Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998
S. Fletcher Ave. Live entertain-
ment. Call 277-6652.

Spanky's Seafood Grill and
Bar, 960062 Gateway Blvd. Live
music on the deck Wednesday
through Sunday. Call 261-7100.

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

The Surf,3199 S. Fletcher
Ave. Alphonzo Home, 6 p.m.-
late tonight, Duane Sanders. 1-5
p.m. and Harvey Williams 6-late
Saturday; Steel Fantasy 1-5
p.m. and Gary Keniston 6-10
p.m. Sunday. Call 261-5711.

evening of the month for an open
house and studio tours 5-8 p.m.
C Square Studio, 205-1/2
Centre St. Featuring contempo-
rary paintings by local artist
Casey Matthews. Specializing in
original art, jewelry and art
objects. Open most days from 10
a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from
noon-5 p.m. and always by
appointment. Call 556-1119.

D'gpese Studio and F1n0n,.
-Art Gallery, 205-1/2 Centre St.,
features oil and watercolor paint-
ings; bronze, marble and lime-
stone sculptures; lithographs,
serigraphs arid 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.

is encouraged as performers ask
audience members to try on the
glass slipper during Prince
Charming's search for Cinderella,
and actors ask audience mem-
bers to dance in the last scene of
the production.
The mood of the show, pro-
duced and directed by Tod
Booth, ranges from whimsical, to
romantic to downright slapstick.
An evening at the theater that
adults can enjoy with their chil-
dren? i
As Cinderella gleefully sings
after finding happiness with her
prince, "impossible things are
happening every day."

Open 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday or by appointment.
0* *
Elleen's Art and Antiques at
702 Centre St. Call 277-2717.

Harbor Lights, 31 N. Third
St., features original work by
Michael Van Hom 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., features fossils
and shark's teeth, original paint-
ings 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.

Mead's Framery and Trophy
Store, Inc., A1 A and US 17,
Yulee, features original and limit-
ed edition art by local and region-
al artists, prints and posters.
Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday. Call 225-2195.

One Broad Stroke, 205-1/2
Centre St. Featuring contempo-
rary work by award winning artist
Carol Winner. See the artist in
her working studio as she creates
mixed media, paintings, and pas-
tels. Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday, and by appoint-
ment. Adult and student lessons
offered. Call 491-9995.

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.

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, comer 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 -3p.m.
fori sesta 46 1.9l iO du"

The Waterwheel Art Gallery,
5047 First Coast Hwy.,
Femandina Beach, features origi-
nal works. Gallery hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. For
information call 261-2535.
'* *
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.

WINE Continued from 1B
much of the pinot gris on local
shelves recently (Publix had but
one bottle on its shelf when we
were there recently).

Johannesberg Riesling
Riesling is softer than pinot
gris, less dry with more fruit in
the mouth. (Demi-sec is the
French description.) It goes
very well with cheese and light
hors d'oeuvres. Trimbach has
the best aftertaste. It had been
selling around $16 locally but I
just saw it for $20 at Publix, so it
may be moving out of this col-
umn's price range. Chateau Ste.
Michelle makes a good version
of the Johannesberg style and
can be found at $12. I don't rec-
ommend the German rieslings
for summer as they are heavy
and sweet. There is a wine called
"grey riesling" which is not a
true riesling, but made from the
trousseau grape. Amelia Liquors
has a couple of brands worth
trying, although I have not.

Sauvignon blanc
Originally a fine wine from
France's Loire Valley (Sancerre
and the pricey Pouilly Fume),
the grape found a home in New
Zealand and SBs from the
Marlborough district have devel-
oped a reputation as the finest in
the world. Chile has quietly
entered the market. These are
dry wines with a citric quality
which make them excellent for
highly sauced seafood. Our
favorite's here arhethe Kiwi Kim
Crawford ($15 to $18), which is
softer and less acidic than most
with a very long finish, and the
Chilean Veramonte ($10,
Publix). Veramonte has a
refreshing citric crispness but
lacks the long finish of the
I recently wrote that roses
have a bad reputation and actual-
ly are a fun wine for summer.
These are not the cloyingly
sweet Portuguese Lancers and
Mateus. They are medium dry,
with full fruit flavors. The
American Renwood (Amelia
Liquors, $11) is a vibrant wine,
with good berry flavors and the
cranberry coloring to be expect-
ed from a 100 percent syrah
ros6. Goats do Roam ros6 from
South Africa (Harris Teeter $9)

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Karl W. Davis and the Milkmen have got drums, bass, guitar and vocals covered quite well. But
they've also thrown in some harmonica, trumpet, trombone, saxophone and flute, and the end
result is a unique, multi-faceted sound you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

During a break in the show,
several people approach Davis at
the bar to praise the band and the
music, including St. Marys City
Council member Doug Vaught,
who asks Davis about the possi-

ability of performing at one of the
festivals in St. Marys.
In the end, Davis says it's all
about friends, talent and fun.
"It doesn't matter if you sell a
million records or just one, it's

your duty to use your God-given
talent, don't sit on it," he said.
"...These guys have become my
very good friends ... everyone in
the band has soul."




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has a quirky demi-sec flavor as it
is a blend of 10 different wines
with cinsault dominant. The
more delicate French Domaine
de Fontsainte ($10 at Amelia
liquors), from Corbieres in the
Pyr6n6es foothills, is a blend of
grenache, syrah, mourvedre and
carignan which reflects Spanish
influence. It has a crystalline
salmon color with a touch of
amethyst. The aroma is a deli-
cate blend of fresh berries. It is
very well balanced and the flavor
stays long on the palate.

Pronounced veo-nyay, this
wine was a rarity until just
recently. Grown almost exclu-
sively in Condrieu in the north-
ern Rh6ne for 2,000 years, nowa-
days, this stylish exotically
aromatic variety has spread
around the world. The grape
requires a long ripening period
that produces a semi-dry white
wine, lots of fruit and an intense
flavor mingling with aromas of
musk. I prefer it as an aperitif
with medium to strong cheeses.
Vintages, the new wine shop on
Eighth Street near Ash Street,
has the best of a recent tasting,
an Australian from the venerable
Yalumba estate, for $11.
I shouldn't forget my "find" of
May, the Sicilian grillo, a dry,
crisp, aromatic wine that was a
great match with full-flavored
seafood dishes. Feudo Arando
grillo is available at Amelia
liquors for $10. Golden in color,
with citric lemon-lime aromas
accented by a gentle whiff of
wildflowers, it is full-bodied with
crisp citric flavors and pleasant
acidity. It has a long finish.

These wines should not be
served too cold as the chill will
prevent the complexity of flavor
and aroma from developing.
Refrigerators chill wines to
around 40 degrees, which is 10-
15 degrees too cold for good
white wines. If you don't have a
temperature-controlled wine
chiller, take a bottle of refrigerat-
ed white wine out about 15 min-
utes before serving to let it
warm up.

Robert Weintraub writes about
wine monthly. He welcomes your
comments at rmw.weintraub@

what cynical, Fairy Godmother
(Millicent Sylvester).
The primary comic relief of
the story comes from
Cinderella's stepmother and step-
sisters, with their over-the-top
costumes and constant demands
on Cinderella. Played with gusto
by Lisa Clarson, Alexia Adcock
and Lara Mainard, they get the
most laughs from the audience,
while the sweet courtship of
Cinderella and her prince will
please the hopeless romantic in
And the action isn't limited to
the stage audience participation





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S/E & 3-STATE Run T/T Drivers. Home
weekends. Mileage pay, benefits, 401K.
Trainees welcome. Miami area. Exp. req.
21 min age/Class-A CDL. Cypress Truck,
Lines (800)545-1351. FCAN
RECEPTIONIST needed in Amelia
Island chiropractic clinic 20 hours per
week. Previous experience helpful. Fax
resume to (904)321-1488.
Amelia Island Parent Coop Preschool
- has an opening for a Teacher's Aid.'
Hours 8:30-12:30. Experience preferred.
Call 491-08841 for more info. Leave msg.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical
claims from home. Call the Federal Trade
Commission to find out how to spot
medical billing scams. 1(877)FTC-HELP.
A message from the News-Leader and the

Clementina's NOW HIRING In
Person only, on Saturday July 9th,
10AM-12noon at 1853 S. 8th St.
(Organic Produce & Dell, Juice &.
Smoothie Bar, Inspirational Books &
Gifts). FT Positions Available: Food
Prep, Smoothle Bar, Register Stations
and Business Manager. Experienced
Only with Excellent References Need
Apply. Non-Smoker/Alcohol/Drug
Applicants Only. Bring your resume or
personal &.job references with you.
Please NO strong cologrne or cellular
phones (turned on) 1904'2"7-2690
PT Bookkeeper-exp. in. payables,
recvbls, & Quickbooks'. Flex hrs. PT
attendant at car wash. 'Willing to work
wknds. Apply in person, First Coast Car
Wash, Sadler Rd.






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Formerly known as


YLiLEE,FL 32097

I201 Help Wanted I
Experienced Front Desk Clerk Apply
at Comfort Inn, Yulee. (904)225-2600
Parts Dept. Counter Person Needed -
Exp. helpful but automotive knowledge a
must. Apply in person at Ron Anderson
Chevrolet. Ask for Wayne 206-4623.
a few good people. $10/hr. (904)261-
DRIVER Covenant Transport. Excellent
pay & benefits, for experienced drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Graduate Students.
Bonuses available: ,refrigerated now
available. (888)MORE PAY, (888)667-
3729. FCAN
Florist has design positions open for full
time and part-time designers. Creative,
Energetic, Artistic designers wanted.
Experience is a must. Benefits available.
Please fax resume to (904) 261-0858.-
for only $250. We train. (904)777-5995
established landscape and maintenance
company Need SuperisortCreW Leader
in both departments. Experienced onl,
need apply. Call 904-261-8132 for
confidential interview. Salary based on
SNACK BAR HELP Full time/part-time
position available. $6.15/hr. plus tips.
Apply in person at Fernandina Beach Golf
part-time position available at Cut 'n Up.
desired. Apply In person at Amelia
Rentals, 5211 S. Fletcher, Fernandina
Nassau County has an opening for a
Planner I in the Growth Management
Department. Salary range is $33,322 to
$47.084 annually depending on
qualifications, plus a competitive benefits
package. Requires Bachelors Degree in
Urban Planning or related field
supplemented by one year in
Urban/Municipal Planning. Must possess
valid state driver's license. Applications
will be accepted until July 19, 2005 and
can be obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96161 Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904)321-
5908 or fax (904)321-5926. EOE/M/F/D/V
Drug Free Worklace


i0,0Q following position ,
Exp. in NE FL and SE GA preferred.
Drug free work place.

Contact the Office

@ 904.225-2801

Domino's Pizza

is Now Hiring Drivers for their



2020 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach


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STARTING'SALARY $9.09 $13.09

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Minimum 1 year of full-time verifiable Security/Law
Enforcement Experience or Graduate of a recognizable Law
Enforcement Academy. Will also accept Military Veterans
with Honorable Discharges.
U.S. Citizenship
Minimum 21 years of age
Possess a High School Diploma or GED .
Possess a Valid U S. Driver's License
No Criminal Record
Applicants are required to pass a physical exam, drug screen,
background check and a physical fitness assessment.

For further information Please Call (912) 576-8695
Apply in Person
4499 Hwy. 40 East, Suite C
St. Marys, GA 31558

- & helper. Top pay, benefits, insurance,
truck & cell phone. Call (904)225-0959.
Watkins distributor. Low startup. Visit:
www.thespicesite.cbm for more
Multi-state, leader in resort housekeeping
is recruiting for this position at our Amelia
Island location. Above average pay.
Benefits offered. Call (904)591-6484.
AWESOME JOB 10 Immediate openings
for sharp girls/guys to travel U.S. Must be
18 or over. For Interview call (800)401-
1574, ask for Jessica or Leila. FCAN
DATA ENTRY Work on your own.
Flexible hours. $$$Great, Payl$$$.
Personal computer required. (800)873-
0345 ext. 300. FCAN
P/T front desk to do night audit 3pm-
11pm + mid shift 12 noon-8pm. Please
apply:in person, 98 S. Fletcher Ave.
HOUSEKEEPER: Greyfield Inn
Cumberland Island.. In residence position,
dining experience required. $24,500 plus
room/board & health insurance. Must be
available to start immediately. Apply 6
North 2nd Street, Suite 301, Fernandina
Beach. 261-6408
hiring FT front desk agents. Flexible shifts
needed. Also hiring housekeepers. PT/FT.
weekends needed. Apply In person, 2707
Sadler Rd. (904)277-2300. Great pay!
Dependable, energetic & outgoing
personality. Royal Amelia Golf Club
HOUSEKEEPERS at Master Corp.
Average $10 per hour, We train you at
$7.50 per hour. Work Is scheduled for
Friday/ Saturday/Sunday. Paid weekly.
Benefits offered. Must have own
transportation. Call (904)591-6484.
position. Quick Books Pro required.
Contact Satilla Business Services,
www.satillatemis(@tds.net. (912)882-
3272 from GA; (904)261-5004 from .FL.
Exceptional Assisted Living Facility on
Amelia Island Is looking for the right
people to join our team. Must love to care
rfor the elderly Apply in person Mon-Fri,
9:00am-4:30pm,. 1900 Amelia Trace
Court, Fernandina Beach, FL.
LPN: Full Time'
Dishwasher: 30 hours per week
CNA: 7-3, 3-11
StvlStyLAAie l& 'Sii cUS r'All' looking for
l,'ern, : h3 urt,1l:-' V. r, .e 6JllJ ting for
darE- imv p .oitl ." au.aiiaoe. ViJe urle a
guaranteed. wage vs. up to 50'o
commission, vacation, competitive health
benefits, free ongoing training, & lots
more. For a confidential interview, call 1-
888-888-7778 ext. 2274, ask for Jocelyn.
MTS is hiring for: Loader Operator with
clearing exp. Loader/Track Hoe
Operator with Finish Grade exp.
ASV/Skid Steer with laser exp. Drivers
Class "A" & "B" with 2 yrs. minimum
exp. Drug free workplace & benefits,
medical, dental, paid vacation. Contact us
at 261-3902 or 2424 Russell, FIB.
Trucking. Hiring exp. & non-exp. drivers
for auto transport in SE regions. 'Must
have valid Class A CDL & verifiable 2 yrs
OR 200K miles OTR. Need stable work
history & clean MVR. High earning
potential, great benefits & matching 401K.
Contact Susan at (866)413-3074. EOE.

204 Work Wanted
$600 WEEKLY working through the
government part-time. No experience. A
lot of opportunities. (800)493-3688 Code
3-14. FCAN
hours. Starting' immediately. Resume
needed. Please call (904)277-6644.
needed for growing salon.
Call (904)491-1660.

Person Must Have:
Strong Computer Skills
Team Player Attitude
Flexible on Hourly Schedule
Valid Driver's License
& Insurance
Professional Appearance
Strong Verbal Skills
Apply in person at:
Chamber of Commerce
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Now Hiring For 2005 Postal Positions
- $17.50-$59+/hr. Full benefits, paid
training & vacations. No experience
necessary. (800)584-1775 ext. 5600.
TRAVEL NURSES or nurses who want
travel! Suwannee Medical Personnel would
like to have you on their travel team.
RN's to travel from Florida and as far as
Alaska for 13 week assignments. We offer
great benefits, license reimbursements,
housing, travel, and more. Please fax
resumes toll free (866)389-0208 or email:
tthompson@suwanneemedical.com. FCAN
Looking For Servers, Dishwashers &
Food Runner Please call after 2:30pm,
MAGNA'S is seeking a full time massage
therapist. Please call (904)321-0404.
Amelia Island to assist doctor with patient
care. 35 hours per, week, M-F, no
holidays, competitive salary and benefits.
Prior experience preferred. Fax resume to
Superintendent for Heavy Highway/
Underground Utility Contractor West
Palm Beach. Min 5 yrs exp in Grading &
underground, Public & Private A MUST.
Salary commensurate with exp. Company
paid benefits. (561)682-0706 or fax
resume c/o (561)682-0985. FCAN

204 Work Wanted
COMMUNITY Amelia, Island's premier
Retirement Community is in search of the
right person to fill this position in our.,
Assisted LivingCenter. .
TN, "- r 1104F
Application a5cceprep3. 900aiTi c, l:00prm,-
78 Osprey Village Drive, Amelia II-ana, FL
Please fax resumes to (904)277-3374 or
email klowe@osprey-village.com
Do Your Part For Homeland Security -
FL Lic. Security Officers wanted;
Fernandina Beach' area; $7.65 per hr.
start; benefits available; possible
Increase after 30-90 days; call 277-1418
or (904)348-3270. "
"Do What You Say You Will Do!"

204 Work Wanted

INSTALLED Additions, Home Repair, All
Type Carpentry. For quote, call Jim

Martex Services

Immediate Openings for motivated and experienced
Landscape Maintenance Crew Leaders
Valid Driver's License g
3 years experience
English/Spanish helpful: 4 HIalth

Landscape Maintenance Technician *IllifelI r
Valid Driver's License Helpful +letl-
Experienced or Will Train

Join the team at Martex Services. +401[(k)
Send your resume by fax to (904) 261-0821, 411al d l.
or call us at (904) 261-5364, + id- o iay
or email to martexservices@bellsouth.net. EOE

Positions for LPN available in 70 bed home for the developmentally dis-
abled. Positions require current Florida licensure. Flex scheduling available.
$1,000 Sign-On Bonus available.
FT/PT positions available in both group homes. Assist and train people in
self-care and household skills. Prefer individuals with home healthcare or
group home training or experience.
RLA Resident Living Assistants
Will assist clients in all areas of daily living and self-care duties.
RSM Residential Service Managers
Full-time positions available for first line supervisors. Supervisory experi-
ence In health care/residential setting with challenged individuals desired.
Experience in therapeutic positioning and ROM exercise. Need 2 years with
the developmentally disabled with associates degree preferred.
H.S. diploma/GED required. Prefer person with experience in quantity food
preparation and supervisory potential.
Consultant with experience in assistive technology adaptive equipment
and wheelchair modifications.
DRIVER (Full-Time Position)
Valid Driver's License, clean MVR and company approved defensive driving
Apply to:
2700 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-5518


HAVE OPENINGS to clean your home.
I work alone to get the job done right.
Call (904)225-8681..
I 207 Business I
NONI JUICE God made it, we sell it.
Fortunes being created. For free CD call
(888)856-9591. FCAN
#1 CASH COW 90 vending machine
units. You OK locations. Entire business
$10,670. Hurryl (800)836-3464 #802428.
$800/day? 30 machines, free candy all for
$9,995. (888)629-9968. B02000033. Call
us: We will not be undersold! FCAN


474323 S.R. 200
'Exciting Environment
(904) 206-4046

207 Business
earning potential, excellent profits,
protected territory, lifetime warranty,
American made honest value. Call Daniel
Boone Log Homes (888)443-4140. FCAN
PROFIT NOW with your own landscape
curbing business. Full training/support.
Complete business system. Curb Appeal
USA, Inc. (800)710-2872. Distributors
needed. (Se Habla Espanol). FCAN
1306 Lessons/ClassesI
Age 8 to 80. Held at Peck Center or your
home. It's easy when you know how!
Call Jan, 583-2870.

1306 Lessons/ClassesI
SPANISH LESSONS Individual or small
groups. Also translations. Call (904)261-
cost. Red Cross certified. Public pool or
home pool. For more details, call me at
(904)225-0833 or (904)557-1029 (cell).

403 Finance
Financial will get you qualified for no
money down financing Guaranteed!
Call now for a free consultation (866)262-
PLUS. Fair/Poor credit welcome. FCAN

v Choose from over 50 floor plans.
V We build in Duval Clay. St Johns
& Nassau Counlies.
V View our floor plans at
www.sedaconslruction.com Construction Company
Call 724-7800 or 491-1955
Buy Now and Receive Free:
E-Wired House Package Six Additional Phone
Electric Fireplace with Remote or Cable Outlets
and Marble Surround Classique Style Interior Doors
Full Security System w/Extra Key Pad Programmable Thermostat
Fungus Resistant Roof Shingles Built-In Over-the-Range
Upgraded Carpet Microwave
Upgraded Ceramic Wall Tile in 1 Bath
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Detached Homes starting in the 400's
Directions: 1-95 north, right on A1A, follow A1A
over the Intracoastal Waterway, to Amelia Island
Pkwy., turn right follow curve around, turnileft
on Bailey Rd. to Isle de Mai on the right
Homes from the 200's
Directions: Flora Parke is located 6 miles
east of 1-95 onthe southside of AA.
Homes from the 200's
Directions: A1A to Chester Road, left on
Roses Bluff Road to Creekside on the left.

Construction Company

Purchase before July 31, 2005 and
you will receive these items listed at
no additional cost savings of $8,510.

* E-wired house package
* Full security with extra keypad
* Six additional phone/cable outlets
" Built-in over-the-range microwave
SElectric fireplace w/ remote & marble surround
* Upgraded ceramic wall tile in 1 bath
* 20-year fungus resistant roof shingles
* Stain-resistant carpet
* Programmable thermostat
* Classique style interior doors

Plus, you can choose another
$2,000* in FREE upgrades of
your choice. That'- a total aing-s
of up to $10.510
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Locally Owned & Operated
Home Delivery



Repairs Restretches Small Installations

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


277-2824 or 904583-0012 cen
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Homes Condo's Rentals Oflces
We Do Windows
Inside & Out Ceaning


Bonded. lnnured
Please Call UsAt 753-3067 '"

Residential / Commercial
Licensed Bonded Insured
Member AIFB Chamber
904-491-1971 Cell: 904-742-8430
E-mail: justforyouserv@aol.com

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Hardiboard Soffit Fascia
-Eood Duality, Reliable Work-
Free Esnmaies Licensed & Bonded



6" Seamless
Aluminum Gutters
Now Accepting Major Credit Cards
LICENSEE& INSURED Lowell & Renee Duster
(904) 261-1940


Color and Stamped Patios,
Driveways. Sidewalks. Slabs
Now doing Concrete Overlays
and Concrete Staining
h. LICENSE #694 A

We Specialize in All Types
of Bulkheads and
Retaining Walls


I Advmanced Concrete
Tecknsleglest I
Taking Concrete In a New Direction
Patios* Driveways
Walkways Pool Decks
Area's Largest Selection of Designs
and Colors
Exterior and Interior/Residential
and Commercial
Call for a Free Estimate

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* Custom Excavating
* Brick Pavers:
Driveways, Patios
* Retaining Walls
* Around Pools
* Grading
* Land Clearing Le.

Cell# 904-225-3517
Greg R. Reid

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out how to put your
advertising dollars
to work for you!


Nursery & Garden Center
*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 (A1A)
Call 261-3410


Master Carpentry
Interior & Exterior Trim
Ceramic Tile
Over 30 Years Experience
Manley Deloach
License #07-302

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
Lic.# SCC 1311 49639

Flip Flops

"use what you have"
decorating, interior
painting, color selection,
organizing, prep. for sale,
move fh help, vacation
home makeovers, etc.
Lisa Inglis
I r^*^te~tS

LICENSED & INSURED 904-557-310

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out how to put your
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to work for you!


Bob's Irrigation
& Landscape, Inc.
Sales Service Repair
*Irrigation *Landscape
*Lawn Maintenance
*Outdoor Lighting
*Tractor-Loader Work
*Sodding all types
Quality work since 1987
Design Installation Renovations
Call for Quotes or Service

Irrigation, Inc.

Sprinkler Systems
Installations* Spring Tune-Ups
Maintenance Plans *Landscape Lighting
Repairs & Expansions
Well Pump Testing
Call Today for Your Free Estimatel
(9041 P5-oi221
Licensed ad Insured

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CLEAN clif
PHONE: 904-277-3536 CELL: 904-556-1359

Get Your Shine On
Cars Houses Boats
Driveways etc.
Laura or Ben


(904) 753-4124
(904) 261-9240
James W. Cason
Amelia Environmental
Systems, Inc.


Her chel Reynolds Chris Lowe
Sales Consultant Sales Consultant

464054 SR 200 *Yulee
(904) 261-6821

Quality work at '"
reasonable prices. ..
No job too will or too la rge
* Licensed Bonded ainsuted
References \ajalable


The Art; of
Decorative Painting
& Faux Finishes
"The Cure for Plain White Walls"
Patty Spaulding 904-261-5798


Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways etc.
Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed


FIlLic # L05000026837.
No job too big or too small
26 years experience



S"Re-.Roofing Is Our Specialty"
Nassau County's Largest S
Roofing & Siding Contractor
Serving Satisfied
. Homebuilders & Homeowners
Since 1993
SRe-Roofing New Roofing
Vinyl Siding* Soffit & Fascia
Free Estimates


Rainbow Tile A Home lfSvice
"Old Tte iliM w"
Tile Installation
Replacing Recalking
Regrouting / Sealing Bathrooms/ Kitchens
Add Wash Oeanlng Interior/ Exterior


Top Soil -Sand & Gravel *Fill Dirt
Hauling -Tractor Work
Bush Hog *Grading
(904) 261-5098

Over 20 Years Exp.
Member of B.B.B.
Free Estimates.
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You've heard parents say,

"Nothing works with My kid!"

We will.

Where Parents & Kids Learn to Survive

The Family Farm International
PRO. Box 60722 Jacksonville, FL 32236
(904) 838-9689 fax: (904) 685-2187

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country home on deep water.Wrap around veranda, gourmet kitchen w/gran-
ite, stainless steel and hardwood floors. 1,200 sq. ft. boathouse, 850' marsh
frontage on private peninsula with ocean access. $1.25 million.
921 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy., St.Marys, Ga. 31558 i. G
OFFICE:(912) 576-3070 *TOLL FREE: (877) 368-4364 "
AFTER HOURS: (912) 576-1955 ; lM
FAX: (912) 576-1860 E-MAIL: karenconner@tds.net

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Southern t.GMAC

.Choice I i lReai Estate
It98 KC 7/1 w An independently owned and operated firm

1404 Money To Loan I 602 Articles for Sale I 603 Miscellaneous I

$50,000 FREE CASH Grants 2005!
Never repay! For personal bills, school,
new business. $49 billion left unclaimed
from 2004. Live operators (800)856-9591
ext. #113. FCAN
FREE $$ CASH $$ Grants for 2005.
Never repay. For personal bills. Home
buying. School. New business. $5,000-
$500,000. Live operators (800)860-2187
ext. 116. FCAN

503 Pets/Supplies
FREE TO GOOD HOME 2 Lab mix dogs,
approx. 1 yr old. 1 yellow male, neutered.
1 chocolate female, spayed. Has all shots,
good w/children. Call Karen, (904)277-
2 ROTTWEILERS 4 yr. old male & 2 yr.
old female. Friendly. Free to good home.
Call (904)879-4830, leave a message.

601 Garage Sales
SAT. 7/9 9am-12pm. Pool table,
entertainment center, computer desk,
books, misc. '2161 Inverness Road.
SOFA, LOVE SEAT, home decor, lots of
misc. items. 4157 River Marsh Drive (off
Barnwell, Riverside Subdivision). Sat.
7/9, 8am-?
Cambridge, antiques & collectibles. Some
household. Fri. & Sat., 7am. 2041 Oak
Marsh Dr. off Leon & Highland Dr. Signs
will be up. (904)491-8002. Rain or shine.
room furniture, misc. Sat. 7/9, 8am-lpm.
3976 Serenity Lane.
SAT., JULY 9TH, 8am-? Multi-family
yard sale. End of Kenneth Ct., off'Amelia
Rd., 1 block north of Parkway.
GARAGE SALE 3818,Parliament Dr. in
Nassau Lakes. Apt. size washer & dryer,
furniture, computer desk, more. Sat. 7/9,
8am. Rain or Shine.
HUGE GARAGE SALE -, Lots of children's
clothes, bunk bed, lots of misc. items.
Everything will 'go. Rain cancels. 25089
Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks subdv off
Barnwell) Sat. 7/9, 8am-?

1602 Articles for Salej
$200/ea. Call (904)557-1854.

From Liberty Furn. 12-pc gorgeous Ig
din rm, 8 chrs, 2 servers, lighted china
cab, for Ig din rm, cost $16,000 for
$6500. Also H. Link white din tbl
wicker/glass, 6 chrs, $875. Don't miss
these bargains. Must go. 261-3854, 206-
Like new. Used 1 day only. New price
$6445. Sell for $3000. (904)491-0344 or
suite, $250. Leather sofa & love seat,
$150. Misc. items. Call (904)277-3282.
Men's blue & white GT Mountain Bike,
$60. Kitchenaid side-by-side refrigerator
w/ice maker, $400. GE toaster oven, $10.
Call (904)838-5053.
NORTH 17 FLEA MARKET to open July
1st. Vendor space $10 a day. Limited
space available. Call (904)548-7297 for
Round table, 4 chairs, couch w/2
ottomans. All with aqua blue cushions.
Matching umbrella. $450. Call (904)261-
FOR SALE BowFlex XLT. This piece of
equipment has it all: Leg extension, lat
bar. All that you need. Moving & must sell.
Paid $2500. Asking $1800/OBO. Please
call (904)225-5815, (904)415-0254 or
FOR SALE Treadmill, computer, grill.
Call 583-1721.
Dark rattan KS hdbrd w/beautiful matter
set $600. 2 Solid chests 4 & 9 drwr $600.
2 Century servers $500/ea. Sold maple
twin beds, dresser, mirror, matter, all $600.
Must see now. 261-3854, 206-0410
Antique fainting couch $250, bed $50,
& chest of drawers $250, fridge $250, oak
end tables $40, oak roll top desk $100,
glass corner computer :table, $40. (or
best offers). (904)881-8828
push, chipper/shredder, washer/dryer.
Some small engine repair. (904)225-8999.

1603 Miscellaneous 1
TROPICAL TAN A month unlimited,
$30. First 25 receive free tanning lotion.
85011 Radio Ave. (904)225-5030.
new power wheelchairs & scooters. Call
toll free (800)843-9199 24 hrs/day to see
if you qualify. FCAN

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$450 you can place your 25 word
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MILLION readers. Call this newspaper or
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1605 Computers-Supplies]
DVD, CDR-W, all-in-one printer, & tons
more. PLUS 2 FREE Pentium I systems
w/monitors, new printer, scanner, & much
more. No parting, all systems sell together
for $400. (904)481-7843.

607 Antiques
& Collectibles

Antique walnut armoire $1500. Buried
walnut Scottish chest $750. Pine chest
$250. Offers considered. (904)610-8794
or (904)321-0277.
NOW OPEN Stop by & see our new
shop. Merchandise coming in daily. Amelia
Island Antique Market, 474372 E. SR 200/
A1A. 277-3815. 1.5 mi. past Shave
Bridge, located in Peacock Electric

609 Appliances
Kenmore Side-by-Side Refrigerator -
w/water & ice in door. 5 yrs. old. Great
condition. $450. Call (904)277-1872.

610 Air Conditioners

HEAT/COOL WINDOW Units. Used all
sizes w/warranty. Repairs to central &
window AC's. Refrigerators & freezers.
Kish's (904) 22-5-9717. We buy window

1611 Home FurnishingsI
Oak dining set for 6 w/hutch, $400. Lg.
wood toy box, $40. Sm. oak TV stand,
$40. Call (904)321-0220.
POTTERY BARN 2-PC. Sectional Sofa -
Natural twill slipcovers. One year old.
Excellent condition. $1800. Call (904)277-
Oriental table w/5 chairs, $800. Solid
pine bar w/4 stools, $800. 7-Pc. sectional
sofa w/3 recliners, cooler & phone, $1995.
Lots of new 2 you used furniture.
Located at Heavenly Treasures Furniture
Consignment, 2001-B Osborne St., St.
Marys, GA. Mention this ad & get 10% off.
ALMOST NEW SOFA, end table & coffee
table (sofa is beige green w/reversible
accent pillows w/palm trees on them;
table are It. pine), $600. Nearly new full
pillow top mattress set, $200. (513)518-
2 Couches $100/ea. 1 leather chair $75.
Cherry dresser $300. Cherry chest $300.
Cherry mirror $125. 3 pc. ent. center for
TV & audio $500. Must sell. Offers
considered. (904)610-8794 or (904)321-

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

1616 Storage/Warehouses!
BUILDING SALE Rock Bottom Prices!
Final Clearance! 20x30 now $2900. 30x40
$5170. 40x50 $8380. 40x60 $10,700.
50x100 $15,244. Others.
Ends/accessories optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422. FCAN
Product Approvec '.:- 4 40x100.
Limited offer. '""l ,-', ,-4-,, ext. 4.
allbldg.com. FCAN

621 Garden/
Lawn Equipment

Craftsman 25HP 6-Speed Lawn
Tractor with 46" mower deck, 36"
electric lift box scraper/plow blade, tire
chains. Excellent condition, $1400.

1624 Wanted To Buy
I BUY JUNK CARS & tow vehicles in
Nassau, Duval & surrounding counties.
Cash paid. Warren Womac (904)879-
1190,, leave message & I'll return your


Satrda,. JLY TH -4.

3BR/2BA, 2,219 SF 4BR/2BA, 2,400 SF
Wood floors, crown molding, Upgrades galore!
formal living & dining rooms. Ceramic tile in FLA room.
$254,900 #35449 $249,900 #35078

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3BR/3BA, 2,142 SF
Bonus room,
deck with private backyard.
$245,000 #35166

3BR/2BA, 1,515 SF
Tiled island kitchen,
large fenced lot.
$215,000 #35360

(94 6 17469

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1701 Boats & Trailers]

trailer. I/B-O/B, interior/exterior great
shape, needs IB. $800. (904)261-6702
or (904)716-9192
2002 YAMAHA OUTBOARD, 3HP, in as
new condition, never used, never in water.
$675 OBO. Call (904)571-4643, leave
FOR SALE 2000 Yamaha XL1200
Waverunner. 3-seater. Less than 100 hrs.
Runs great. In mint condition.
$4800/OBO. Call (904)753-6324.

1701 Boats & Trailersj
1990 CRITCHFIELD 17', 70HP Johnson,
galv. trailer. $3,000/OBO. Call 277-3122.

23.6' 1989 SUNDANCE Marathon CC,
I/O, new motor, completely refurbed, dual
axle-trailer, many new items. $9500/OBO.
1990 21' MAKO 200 Merc. Call

705 Campers & Supplies

2 KS beds, A/C, heater, hotwater tank,
indoor-outside shower, screened room.
$5500. Very clean. 583-0345

802 Mobile Homes

OFF ISLAND 3 blks to park boat launch.
1700sf, 3BR/2BA, 1.24 acres. New
appliances, carpet. Beautiful Spanish
oaks. Garage & workshop. Email pics
avail. $132,500. (904)277-4673

Js04 Amelia Island Homesi

FSBO TOWNHOME in lovely Nature's
Walk. Two story, many upgrades & extras.
(904)277-8058 for appointment.
Master BR suites, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage,
patio, security system, 1600 sq. ft.,
$379,000. Call 277-4453 or 206-1198.
FREE HOME to good family! You haul it.
3036 S. Fletcher. Call (904)415-6869.
JUST REDUCED 312 Benjamin St.
$190,000. 3BR/1BA. Rear deck, garage.
1360 sq. ft., 3/2, pool, screened lanai,
800 sq. ft. detached workshop, mature
fruit trees. MUST SEE. Call 277-1818.
landscape, pool home 4BR/3BA $495,000.
Behind on payments? Home in pre-
foreclosure? Any price any location. Call
Winning Property Soluctions (888)491-
Do you know what your house is
worth? Find out free,
AMELIA HOME 3BR/2BA. New kitchen,
bathrooms, CH&A, electrical, plumbing,
flooring, paint, int. & ext. Fenced yard in
quiet neighborhood. $160,000. 261-6868
"Anne Loves Amelia Island"
No obligation call
583-0734 or visit
C-21, John T. Ferreira & Son.
B,'r.,- Barbi.jrn i R ai.:.r

805 Beaches
Visit www.oceanfrontamelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
OCEANVIEW LOT 75' x 285. South
Fletcher, near Ritz, $695,000. (904)583-
1725 S. FLETCHER Ocean View. Direct
beach access. Exc. duplex rental history or
single family. 4BR/3BA. 2750sf, 75x125
lot. $649,900 FSBO. (904)277-4421 eves.

806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904)
261-4066 for information. C.H. Lasserre,

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I 06 Waterfront I
DEEP WATER on quiet Meadowfield
Bluff. Custom 4300 sf home, 3.8 private
wooded acres on scenic Lofton Creek.,
$979,000. Will co-op, 2%. (904)225-
807 Condominiums
vaulted ceilings. $160,000. Call (904)241-

S 808 Off Island/Yulee
Yulee. 4/3 with loft and covered patio, 2
car gar. New community. Less than one
year old. May be willing to leave some or
all appliances. $255,000. Call 548-0884,
525-6469, or 234-4581 for appointment
to see. Owner moving out of state.
3253 CREWS RD. N. 3BR/2BA, cedar
siding, fireplace, Peachtree windows,
10'x23' deck, tile countertops, on 1.33
acres. $230,000. (904)206-0745
YULEE Beautiful 3BR/2BA home (6 mos.
old) with surround sound throughout,
large open patio, Direct TV or cable, &
security system. $1250/mo. Call

I 809 Lots
unique. Adj. to Summer Beach Golf
Course Steps to beach 2 lots each
90'x150' $220,000/ea. (904)277-4319
the resort lifestyle on beautiful 1/2 acre
wooded cul-de-sac. Close to beach, golf,
shopping. $325,000. Call (904)277-4816.
HIGH & DRY Beautiful & secluded
wooded acre near Bells River, dimensions
187'x173'x243'x223, on Mitchell Ln.
$65,000. Call (904)225-2463.
subdivision. Tidal creek. 3/4 acre. Owner
financing. $10,000 down, $750/mo.,

Watson Realty I(

I 809 Lots I
Pirates Wood Lots From $55,000.
Please call C.H. Lasserre Real Estate (904)
810 Farms & Acreage|
Call Wm. F. Sheffield, Inc., Realtors.
JAX (904)724-8995

815 Kingsland/
St. Mary's
3BR/2.5BA 2200sf, 2-story, 2.5 car
garage, on 1 acre. Granite countertops,
new carpet upstairs, tile & wood floors
downstairs. For Sale By Owner. $275,000.

S817 OtherAreas
GEORGIA COAST Large wooded access.
marshfront & golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking & canoeing.
Limited availability. Mid $70's & up. Call
today (877)266-7376. FCAN
NEW MEXICO 20 acres $34,990. Scenic
region, views, canyons,.trees, rolling hills,
wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses,
great climate. Power, great access. 100%
financing. Call (877)822-LAND. FCAN
community w/private river & lake access.
Swim, fish, hike. From $20,000-$70,000.
Perfect for log cabin. (800)699-1289 or
www.riverbendlakelure.com. FCAN
GRAND -OPENING Winding River
Preserve II 7/30 & 31. Ocala/Gainesville
area. 20 acres from $195,000. 100 acres
from $450,000. New semi-pvt gated
comm. featuring parcels w/frontage on
.the Wacassassa River. Gorgeous
woodlands teeming w/deer & turkey. Save
up to $20,000. Great financing. Call toll
free (866)352-2249 ext 517,
fllandbargains.com. FCAN
$19,900. 7 acre parcel $34,900. Lake
parcel & log cabin pkg $54,900. (866)770-
5263 ext 8 fro details. FCAN

I 817 Other Areas I 851 Roommate Wantedl

$89,900. Gorgeous lakefront parcels.
Gently sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across from national
forest on 35,000 recreational lake in East
TN. Paved roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer. Excellent financing.
Call now (800) 704-3145 ext. 617, Sunset
lots in the Foothills of NC. Deep water lake
with 90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts & 90%
financing. No payments for 1 .year. Call
now for best selection.
(800)709-LAKE. FCAN
Berrien Co., GA 327+/- acres. Excellent
recreation & hunting property. Worth Co.,
GA 469+/1 acres. Outdoorsman dream
property. For more info State-Wide
Realty & Auction (866)700-7253 or
www.statesideauction.com. FCAN
GRAND OPENING! Lakefront acreage
from $69,900. Pay no closing costs July
30 & 31. Spectacular new waterfront
community on one of the largest &
cleanest mountain lakes in America!
Large, estate-size parcels, gentle slope to
water, gorgeous woods, panoramic views.
Paved roads, county water, utilities.Lake
access from $29,900. Low financing. Call
now (800)564-5092 ext 215. "Restrictions
apply". FCAN

see the beautiful peaceful mountains of
Western NC Mountains. Homes, cabins,
acreage & investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate,
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call

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851 Roommate Wanted]
ROOMMATE WANTED Share kitchen,
laundry. Private entrance, living room,
bath, deck. $500/month, half utilities.
Move in August 1st. (904)261-7368

3321 Fletcher Avenue South
Fernandina Beach, Florida
p 5 XJrL 904-261-3986
6orp.REALTORS. www.WatsonRealtyCorp.com


JUNE 2005.
1 cell # 583-7653

4BR/3.5BA, 3,-400 SF
#35450 $369,000

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JUNE 2005

cell # 556-6248


#34729 $589,000

4R/2BA$, 3,156 SF
#34824 $592,000



3BR/2BA, plenty of parking. $1250/wk.
Call (912)729-3564, ask for Paula.

852 Mobile Homes
On Island/In Park Long term.
2BR/1.5BA: $160/wk. or $650/mo. Also,
3BR/1BA: $175/wk. or $700/mo. $500
deposit required. Call (904)261-5034,
quiet neighborhood. $550/mo. + $550
dep. Ref's req'd. (904)225-2463
SINGLEWIDE 2BR/1BA on Chester Rd.,
$550/mo. + $550 dep. LOT FOR RENT -
Bring your mobile home; well & septic
ready, $250/mo. (904)583-2009
OFF ISLAND 2 or 1 bedroom.
Available now. $595/mo. Call Becky at
206-1370, Heritage Realty.

855 Apartments
AT THE BEACH Small efficiency
available now. Includes all utilities. Long
term only. No pets. $110/wk. + $330
dep. (904)261-5034
OCEANFRONT 2BR/1BA condo, $1600.
3BR/3BA townhouse with pool, $1750.
Amelia Island Lodging Systems,
(904)261-4148 or (904)277-9702.
Slightly Off Island 1BR/1BA, large lot,
w/washer-dryer, dishwasher. $895/mo.
incl. all utilities & lawn care. Ref's & sec.
dep. req'd. (904)583-3803 anytime.
Recently painted inside & out. No pets.
$600/mo. plus deposit. (904)261-0390.


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Lolton Creek with a deep after r dock
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walk away. 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car garage.
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856 Apartments
Needs some living room furniture.
Carpeted. No pets. $950/mo. 270 S.
Fletcher (904)556-5722
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!
Washer/Dryer connections included and
laundry center available. Prices starting at
$615, water, trash and sewage service
included. Call today for more info. (904)
3BR/2BA DUPLEX APT. 1 block from
the beach, washer/dryer hookup, large
patio, very nice. Lease + dep. $1050/mo.
Call (904)261-2491.
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.

Equestrian Conmiimunity
PHASE II now available starting at $99,000.
Pre-Conslruclion values Aveiage homesite
is 10. aowes. Bring youi houses. Check oul
, oiU websile. vLw, tupeloplanialion.com
or call Shari Graham (9041 759-2782.


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FURN. 2BR/I BA Upstairs with ocean
view. $1,000/mo.
Great view and easy beach access.
2,000+ SF $1,750/mo. + utilities.
oceanview. Monthly/weekly rental.
OFFICE with 3 rooms.
Applebee's/SteinMart/CVS complex.
New 4,000 SF building facing 8th St./
AIA. 1,000 SF bays, high visibility
retail, vanilla shell.
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neil. 1,250 SF
units. $11-13 psf. Plus $3 cam.
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856 Apartments
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.
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.,

All Real Estate advertised herein is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to
advertise any preference, limitation,
or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make any such
preference, limitation or
The News-Leader will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real
estate which is in violation of the
law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an equal
opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the United
States Department of Housing and
Urban Development HUD -
1(800)669-9777, or for the hearing
impaired 1(800)927-9275.

+ SEACASTLES : 3BR12.5BA condo.
2-car garage. $1,175/mo. Available Now.
Close to downtown. $775/mo. Avail. Now.
3BR/2BA house. 2-car garage, 1,900 SE
$1,250/mo. Available 7/5/05.
upstairs unit. Close to the beach.
$975/mo. Available Now.
in the Historic District. $885/mo.
Available Now .
+ FOREST RIDGE : 2BR/2BA condo.
Close to the beach. Community pool &
tennis courts. $825/mo. Available Now.
+ CHAD STREET : NEW 3BR/2BA townhouse.
1-car garage. $1,195/mo. Avail. Now.
2-car garage. $1,195/mo.
Available Now. No PETS.
+ MARSH COVE : 3BR/2BA condo.
Community pool. $675/mo. Available
+ LONG BOAT DRIVE : 3BR/2BA house.
2-car garage, close to the beach.
$1,600/mo., includes lawn maintenance.
Available 8/1/05.
(800) { 7414011

1857 Condos-Furnished 859 Homes-Furnished I 1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl 1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl 864 Commercial/Retail I

THE COLONY 2BR. Pool & tennis court.
Available NOW! Call (904)277-3607.

1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl

925 TARPON North Pointe. 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse, covered parking, pool. $995.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006

Quality unfurnished rental properties
priced from $1000.00 to $1800.00 per
month. Our tenants pass both a credit
check and criminal background
screening. Call Chaplin Williams
Rentals at (904)261-0604.
Visit our web site at:

T/H DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA. Newly
remodeled. W/D. 2 blks from beach. 2805
Ocean Dr. Avail. 7/1. No pets. $850/mo.
plus utilities & sec. dep. (904)261-5935.

1 859 Homes-Furnished I

3BR/2BA 'OCEAN VIEW Available
monthly. Call Amelia Rentals (904)261-

2357 A 1st Ave. 3/2 duplex with 1
car garage, 1 block from beach. Terms
flexible. $1,400/mo. includes lawn care.
Available mid-July.
15 Willow Pond Home on golf
course at AIP with detached guest
house & pool. Flexible terms. Includes
lawn care & pool service. $3,500/mo.
30 Long Point Dr. Large home on
Long Point Golf Course over 3700 sq. ft.
3/4.5 Available now, flexible terms.
1518 Piper Dunes Luxurious
oceanfront 2nd floor condo at AIP has
3/3, over 2300 sq ft. Wrap around
porch with great views. 1 car garage,
community pool. Available now at
Call Chaplin Williams Rentals at
261-0604 or visit
chaplinwilliamsrentals.com for

3rd room den/BR, 2BA, two story, garage
w/opener, ADT. Block from beach. $1,300.
Call (310)941-8423 or (858)748-8258.

1860 Homes-UnfurnishedI

SEASCAPE NEW T/H ocean view 3/2.5,
1857 sq. ft., 2 car garage, all appliance
incl., w/d, f.p., $1850/mo. Realty
Executives, 556-6531.
2600sf, 4BR/3BA. Lawn maintenance
included. $2100/mo. 415-2686
Seawoods, off Cedar, off Citrona.
3BR/2BA. 2 car garage. $1100/mo. First,
last, security. (904)491-1065.
District. 2-3BR,. acuzzi bath, large fenced
yard, front & back porch, W/D hookup.
$925/mo. Call (904)557-1461.
3BR/2BA Fireplace. Near beach. Lawn
service included. *$1200/mo. Deposit &
credit check required. Call (904)491-4484.
No pets, non-smoker.
OTTER RUN beautiful 3BR/2BA, master
suite, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, Ig.
living room w/fireplace on pond.
$1200/mo + $1000 deposit. (904)277-,
4BR/2BA 1700 s.f., 2 yrs old, open and
airy home. Two car garage, large lot,
security system, water softener, W/D.
$1200/mo. (904)206-2841.
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.
NEW 3/2 + LOFT Convenient Island
location. Pet considered. $1050/mo., +
security. 1387 Fir Street. Call Debbie at
(904)491-8985. Available now.
2150 CAPTAIN KIDD DR. Lakewood
Subd. 3BR/2BA, 1800sf, w/sunroom &
lawn svc. $1300/mo. Avail. now. No pets.
Days (904)753-4559, nights 261-7091.

807 White Street New 3/2 l.:,.,_ ;
i Old Town. App. 1300 sq. ft., : ,.,.:..:.
Floors throughout, washer & 3,-"
hookup. Available now for $1,50 .:.
2811 Ocean Mist Drive Ocean
Sound. 3/2 home, new carpet and
paint, approx 1845 sq. ft. $1600/mo.
including lawn care. Available now.
1613 Park Avenue Beautiful Amelia
Park Townhouse with lovely private
courtyard, unfurnished, 3/2.5, 2 story
with 2 car garage. Approx. 1630 sq. ft.,
$1600/mo. 12 mo. lease preferred,
avail. August 1st.
3450 S. Fletcher Ave. (Ketch
Courtyard). Oceanfront 2/2 4th floor
corner unit condo. Assigned parking &
community pool. $1800/mo., available
95025 Sea Walk NEW 3/2, 2000 sq.
ft. home, 2 car garage, available now.
$1,900/mo. includes lawn care.
2855 Ocean Drive 4/3 home 2
blocks from ocean. Approx. 2330 sq. ft.
Avail. Aug 1st. $1500 including lawn
95068 Spring Tide Lane River
Place. 3BR/4BA, 3 story townhouse on
Marsh avail, now for $2500.
95457 Captains Way 4/2, almost
2500 sq. ft. and 2 car garage. On a cul-
de-sac in a gated community. Available
now at $2,295/mo.
Call Chaplin Williams Rentals at
261-0604 or visit
chaplinwilliamsrentals.com for
more details.

Near the beach, unfurn. Spacious
3BR/2BA on cul-de-sac. Florida room.
Newly painted & carpeted. Great
neighborhood. No pets or smoking.
$1250/mo. (904)491-6598.
-3/2 downtown. Very nice. $875/mo.
Pets okay. (540)533-4305

TOWNHOUSE in Amelia Park. Approx.
2000sf, 2-car garage, balcony, 3BR/2BA.
$1600/mo. (386)405-5710
ADORABLE 3BR/2BA close to beach &
shopping. Carpet in bedrooms & great
room. 2 car garage. $1250/mo. No
smoking. (904)321-2017.

.i' 1412 Plantation Oaks Terrace (Pnlatatmio Oniks)
t-' ." 3BR,,2BA comfortable brick home loc,-1,, the south end of the
Island off BuccaneL T .m ,YI .i 1to master bedrc.om
large screened rIjp el) rorn, 'vaulted c7iul-
ings, two master Lawn care included.
1,698 SF. 11,250 mo. Available Now.

3200 S. Fletcher Avenue, #D-1 (Ocean Dunes) -
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, comfortable ground floor unit with a beautiful
ocean view, just steps from the beach. Amenities include oceanfront patio,
community pool, living room with fireplace, designated parking and wash-
er/dryer included. 1,210 SF. $1,200/mo. Available August 1.
1611 Inverness Road (Lakewood) 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage. Brick home on a corner lot close to the beach, shopping and
schools. Open living and dining room with corner brick fireplace in living
room room. Kitchen with breakfast nook, split bedroom plan. Fenced rear
yard with patio off living room and master bedroom. Washer/dryer includ-
ed. 1,864 SF. $1,195/mo. Available Late July.
1715 Pheasant Lane (Off Citrona Drive)
3BR/2BA, 1-car garage. Cute home centrally located on the Island.
Amenities include dishwasher, ceiling fans, rear patio and fenced rear yard.
1,250 SF. $1,045/mo. Available Early August.

2806 Ocean Sound Drive (Ocean Sound) 3BR/2BA,
2-car.garage. This beautiful home is just steps from the ocean. Security
system, gas fireplace in the living room, a large kitchen and a refrigerator
with icemaker. There is a 300 SF sunroom off the family room. 2,100 SF.
$1,450/mo. Available Mid-July.

96053 Piedmont Avenue (Lofton Point) 4BR/3BA, 2-
car garage. Spacious home centrally located and.convenient to Amelia
Island, Jacksonville International Airport, Kings Bay, and fifteen minutes
from Fernandina's beaches. Features include formal dining room, eat-in
kitchen, 2 full master baths and security system. Washer/dryer, pest and
lawn care included. 2,500 SF. $1,295/mo. Available Late July.

Jasmine Office Center (1303 Jasmine) 1/2 block off
14th Street. 5,500 + SF. Can be divided. Will remodel for qualified ten-
ant. $12.00/SF plus sales.tax and utilities.

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

brand new 3BR/2BA. Basic Cable, High
Speed Internet, Security System, Lawn
Care, Water Softener, Sprinkler System,
window blinds, washer/dryer, refrigerator,
access to community center all included.
$1600/mo. + deposit. One year lease
required (912)282-9444.
Quality unfurnished rental properties
priced from $1000.00 to $1800.00 per
month. Our tenants pass both a credit
check and criminal background
screening. Call Chaplin Williams
Rentals at (904)261-0604.
Visit our web site at:
3BR/2BA Brand new in Hickory Village,
centrally located. Lawn maintenance incl.
Please no smokers or pets. $1300/mo.
Available 8/1. (904)556-6042.
4BR/3BA hardwood floors. Beautiful
home in nice neighborhood. Contact
(863)257-1822 or (904)557-8093.
3BR COTTAGE Central air, laundry
room, mega-storage space, carport. 403
N. 4th St. (downtown). $825/mo. (904)

1861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
away to the mountains. 1BR/1BA
efficiency apt. furnished. Located 5 min.
from Highlands, NC. Close to hiking trails!
Perfect get-a-way. $300 per wk., $800 per
mo. (706)548-3885.
$2000/mo. 3BR/2BA, sunroom, roof
deck. Clean, private.
vacationonamelia.com. Call (508)221-
CABIN -'near Gatlinburg. Fully equipped.
Ideal for special getaway. $400/wk.

863 Office
Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach
118 Centre St. (Dotter.Bldg.)
Upstairs Suite: 3 large offices +
reception area (add'l space available).
Contact Jerry Reese, (904)277-8334.
PARK PLACE 5472, First Coast
Highway. Commercial Office Space
Available. From 1008 sq. ft. to 1530 sq.
ft. Available now. $14.00 per sq. ft.,
plus $3.25 CAM. Call Chaplin
Williams Rentals, (904) 261-0604.

600' SQ. FT. 2 connecting offices.
$900/mo. 11 S. 7th St. Call Lynette
(904)261-7411 or (904)521-6247 (cell

SPACE FOR RENT Approx. 2300 sq ft.
located at 716 S. 8th St. Call (904)277-
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location
on AlA in O'Neal. 1250sf units. Curtiss
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066.
location on First Coast Hwy:, north of AIP,
south of Ritz Carlton. 1008-1530 sq. ft.
Call (904)277-3376.
501 CENTRE STREET Office space from
$325/mo. Immediate occupancy. Call
753-2474 or 261-9562.

901 Automobiles I

1999 TOYOTA CAMRY LE auto., 4 cyl.,
power everything, allow wheels, sun roof,
CD, one owner, non-smoking, 127K mostly
hwy miles. $7500/OBO. Excellent cond.
(904)277-8563, ask for Donna.
2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM Silver 4 dr,
SE, 28,000 miles, spoiler, premium
wheels, like new. Warranty. $11,000.
After 5pm M-F, anytime wknds, 415-1749.
- Will tow to new buyer's house. $500.
(904)261-6702 or (904)716-9192

'99 VOLVO V70 WAGON White,
leather, alloy wheels, power windows,
seats 7. $7,200/OBO. Call (904)261-
2001 JEEP CHEROKEE Sports Utility -
6 cyl-2WD-4D-PW-Lks-Auto-AC.
$7900. 277-0718

2000 VW CABRIO Cony. Low miles,
auto., A/C, pwr everything, heated seats,
6 disc CD changer, pearl white. $11,000/
OBO. (904)845-7115 or 226-2110.

2004 CADILLAC CTS luxury package,
6K miles. $26,000 OBO. (904)261-2693.

902 Trucks

1993 CHEVY S10 BLAZER 4X4 Black
w/gray interior. Automatic, power windows
& locks. CD player. Runs strong. $1700
OBO. (904)225-4955, ask for Jim.

2001 DODGE 1500 Quad Cab, shortbed,
V8, 2 wheel drive. 90k miles, a/c, power
windows, doors, tilt, cruise, CD player, bed
liner, tool box, towing pkg. $9225. Call

904 Motorcycles I

w/Voyager attachments & CycleMate
trailer. Many extras. $6,500. Call

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home features a great location, single family residence but could
magnificent views, an oversized be a duplex. Only 330 feet to the
garage, a screened lanai, and ocean Ocean views from the
Mark Paul upper deck and beautiful sun-
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Four bedroom home within
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gated community on Amelia Island.
This exceptional 3 BR/ 3 BA first
floor condo is'just steps from the
beach. This complex offers pool,
tennis, work-out facility, and private
beach walkover. Golf membership
is available. $845,000 #34895

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See Historic Fernandina and abounds in this Meadowfield ON SADLER 2.5 acres with has hardwood floors, tiled
Amelia Island from this home. Four bedrooms/two 250 feetof frontage on Sadler. kitchen & baths, and a master
Riverside lot off of Barnwell baths and backs up to a wood- ., Just a few blocks from the bedroom suite with garden tub
Road. This large lot is waiting for ed area for privacy. You'll love beach. This would be a prime with separate shower. The
Josie T Julie the tile & laminate flooring as Shannon location for a restaurant or retail, Carolyn home and yard have lots of
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is situated on a lovely, fully, on the north end of the Island.
fenced private lot. Four bed- Each side is 2 bedrooms and 2.5
rooms, three full baths, and a baths. The view and beach access
three car garage. What more are greatly Good opportunity for
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Large golf front home in this popu-
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plan is currently 3 bedrooms, 4.5
baths with a study & bonus room.
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property consists of a 3,100 SF
house on the marshfront and 3 lots
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