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Midweek Edition January 16, 2008


Vol. 45, No. 60


Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963



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Supporters of an Atlantic
Beach business rallied Monday
against complaints that its cus-
tomers were creating an unde-
sirable atmosphere in, the
Atlantic Villages shopping cen-
Dozens of people attended
the Atlantic Beach City
Commission meeting in favor
of the Landshark Cafe.
The owner of the neighbor-
ing UPS Store addressed the
commission regarding the
behavior of some cafe patrons
which, he told city commis-
sioners, create an "unattractive
environment" for his cus-
Pete Loftis, who has owned
the UPS store for six years, said
he has received numerous com-
plaints of heavy drinking, foul
language and cat calling from
bar patrons.
Loftis said the sidewalk
around the outdoor seating

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Senators lifte/Erika.Lavender puts on her game face as she's ready to clean 95 pounds dur-
ing a girls weightlifting competition at Fletcher High Monday. Teams from Mandarin and Ed
White also competed.

SMiddle school students posing nude

online have parents, cops concerned

*Parking is top concern
plan for FHS, FMS and

Parking is a primary concern in
the development of a master
plan for three Beaches schools,
officials said.
Joanna Rodriguez, a consultant
for Dreamworks Architects,
Monday facilitated the eighth
and final information gathering
meeting to draft a master plan for
the 62-acre tract of land between
Fletcher High School, Fletcher
Middle School and San Pablo
"Parking, parking, parking
seems to be a the main issue on
all three of these campuses," she
A group of residents who live
on 10th Street said that high
school students clog the street
with cars. Students speed or walk
down the middle of? the road
when school lets out.
Some residents added that
parking is often difficult during
afterschool events and civic
meetings held at the schools.
Consolidating the athletic
fields, so pieces are not "tucked
away here and there" could also
allow more space for parking,




in developing master
San Pablo future
Final plan to be ready
for review in March

said the Beaches District School
Board Representative Nancy
Some 10th Street residents also
complained that foul baseballs
from the fields often hit their
houses and cars and requested a
net or some improvement to
address the problem.
"I collect one grocery bag of
hard balls a year and I give them
back at the end of the season,"
said resident Richard Crozier.
Fletcher High Principal Dane
Gilbert said that the school has
plans to install an 80-foot net at.
the field, which should help with
the problem.
Other ideas, such as improving
traffic, were also addressed.
Rodriguez said that one idea
that has come up in several meet-
ings is to close off Seagate
Avenue between 10th Street and
5th Street the block in front of
Fletcher High School to vehic-
ular traffic.
"I've gotten mixed reactions,"
Rodriguez said. "It's on the table
to look at."



Detectives in Jacksonville Beach are
investigating an online site featuring
naked photographs of Fletcher Middle
School students.
Police were contacted last week by two
parents concerned about the sexually
explicit images of several juvenile girls
that were depicted on a MySpace page.
One of the girls, who was recognized
by her mother when she visited the site,
told investigators that an unnamed sus-
pect filmed a video of her in private,
police reported.
Still images from that video were post-
ed on the site. Details about the site were
redacted from the police report.
The online material also included pic-
tures of girls posed in bathing suits and
underwear. Others are featured in sexual-
ly compromising positions, police said
in the initial report taken Jan. 13.

Fletcher, Middle School will host a
family night on Jan. 24.
From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., parents
and children may choose from a list
of speakers to learn about various
topics including programs on
Internet safety and Bully-proofing.
RSVP by Jan. 18 by calling PTSA
at 249-1826.

Police had not released any informa-
tion about the number of juveniles
involved or if the suspect is a student.
Jacksonville Beach Police Sgt. Tom
Bingham, spokesman for the depart-
ment, said detectives have identified a
suspect in tthe case-b decned to release
any additional information, explaining
disclosure might "compromise" the case.
The pictures are no longer on MySpace,
which has a policy that restricts images
involving nudity or other offensive mate-
rials. Bingham did not say who removed
the images from the cyberspace social
He said the state attorney will make a
decision on whether to prosecute the
case, which is still being investigated.
Fletcher Middle School Resource
Officer Keith Shackelford is also assisting
in the ongoing investigation.
Fletcher Middle School has students in
grades sixth, seventh-and eighth and stu-
dents range in age from 11 and up.

Beaches Chapel reopens

its high school program

A new private high school will
open at the beach in August,
according to school administra-
The Beaches Chapel Church
and School will offer ninth grade
classes beginning in August and
will add a grade each consecutive
year, according to Pastor Steve
"Many parents feel there's a
need to.add a high school with a
spiritual emphasis here at the

beach," he said.
Registration for current stu-
dents begins Jan. 22 and opens,
for the general public Jan. 23.
The school, located in Neptune
Beach, will limit enrollment in
the ninth grade class to 20 stu-
dents. Enrollment is not limited
to Beaches residents, McCpy said.
Tuition will cost $5,500 per
The school had a previous high
school which closed in 1989
because administrators did not
feel they could provide the


How do you control

strong-willed teens?

Parents quickly fill class for answers

A series of classes developed to empow-
er parents of strong-willed teens is full but
will be offered at regular 10-week intervals
to meet needs at the Beaches.
The Parent Project, a 10-week program,
begins Wednesday at the Beaches Branch
Library at 600 3rd Street North in
Neptune Beach.
Classes are held from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45
p.m. every Wednesday through March 19.
Cost is $25 and includes materials.
Reservations are required by calling 270-
The first series is at capacity but a wait-
ing list is available for the second pro-
Dr. Judi Howard, a therapist with Hope
Haven Children's Clinic and Dr. Ross
McDonough of the United Way of
Northeast Florida and the director of Full'
Service Schools of Jacksonville, will con-
duct the classes. Both completed 40 hours
training to facilitate the program.
"This has the potential to really make a
difference in our community,"
McDonough said. "We are really happy to
be getting a response."
Similar programs conducted in other
areas of Jacksonville have produced prom-
ising results such as a decrease in juvenile
crimes and probation. McDonough said

he is hopeful that the Beaches will realize
the same positive outcome.
"It has to be offered community-wide,"
he said. "I think the Beaches is in desper-
ate need' for this and we are happy to be
offering this service."
McDonough said the current class size
is limited to 17 because of space con-
straihts. Future sessions may be conduct-
ed in a different space to double the
The program will teach parents dealing
with chronic runaways, alcohol and drug
abuse, weapons, fighting, sexual promis-
cuity and contempt of authority
"The purpose is to get parents all in the
same room and let them know that they
are not alone," McDonough said. "This
really has the potential to turn things
around if you can get the right people in."
The sessions will be closed to late
entrants after the first class, McDonough
said, because it is important for partici-
pating parents to gain each other's trust.
It also helps parents be more account-
able for their actions when they are being
judged by a panel of peers rather than
professionals, he said.
"It sets up the dynamic that we are all
in this together," McDonough said.
"iome teens are really just very strong-
willed .and they [parents] need to know
that it is not necessarily a deficit in their

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Copyright 2008 by The Beaches Leader, Inc.
Two sections. 16 nages

Members of the Mayport Elementary School extended day program
are thanked Monday for their help and that of their school by Ralph
Marcello, executive director of Habitat for Humanity for the
Jacksonville Beaches. The youngsters are sitting in a stairwell of
one of the Habitat homes being built along Shangri-La, the street
that runs past their Atlantic Beach school. See story A-3.



your teen

can mean


away 'stuff'
The Parent Project program
does not advocate corporal pun-
ishment as a means of discipline
but rather teaches parents otem-
porarily strip children of material
items such as Ipods, cell phone
and video games that teens value.
"There is no doubt that kids
value 'stuff'," said Dr. Ross
McDonough, who will teach the
parenting class.
"Taking stuff away for short
periods of time can be amazingly
Lengthy restrictions are also
discouraged because teens can
easily adapt to a difficult or unde-
sirable situation in a remarkably
short time frame, he said.
McDonough said: the most
important element for parents to
embrace is the genuine need to
care for their children.
"The only prerequisite is to
love your kids," he said. It is easy
to, lose sight on how important
that is."
Dr. Ross McDonough of the
United Way of Northeast Florida is
the director of Full Service Schools of

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

January 16, 2008

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Paper or plasticI

neither and live

Grocery shoppers faced with the
question, "Paper or plastic?" are
more and more answering,
Reusable grocery bags are "flying
off our shelves," according to a cus-
tomer service manager at one
Beaches Publix store.
Although in the past, Publix
stores have sold generic green bags
whenever the Publix warehouse
sent them to a store, reusable gro-
cery bags with the Publix logo have
been available for the past few
Bags cost 99 cents each and come
in black, green and off-white.
With flat bottoms
and two handle
straps, they hold
more and are said to
stand upright in a
vehicle better than
the thin plastic bags
typically used in
food stores.
Reusable bags
have increased in
popularity as some
cities consider
banning certain
plastic bags. Early
last year, San
Francisco banned
the use of non-
biodegradable plastic gro-
cery bags, becoming the first

major U.S. city
Whole Food
reusable bag
reusable shop]
on the Web fo
dollars each al
discerning shop
The move is
friendly entity
paper and pl
large amounts
and the majo
end up in the I

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to do so.
ds stores also sells
;s, and designer *
ping bags available
r up to hundreds of
lows even the most
pper to go green.
encouraged by eco-
ies. One Web site notes: "Both
astic bags consume
of natural resources
rity will eventually


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It's Arbor Day: Have

you hugged a tree?

Friday is Arbor Day in Florida, and in obser-
vance of the 136-year-old commemoration, trees
will be given away in Jacksonville Beach and
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Florida and several other states set aside the
third Friday in January to celebrate Arbor Day,
although National Arbor Day in held the last
Friday in April.
In Ponte Vedra Beach, seedlings will be given
away starting 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.
In Jacksonville Beach, Crape Myrtles and
Laurel Oaks will be given away at 10 a.m.
Saturday in the Latham Plaza parking lot, with a
limit of one tree per person.
Arbor Day, first celebrated in Nebraska April
10, 1872, is now observed in all 50 states as a day
to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.

Spritz the bowl before you go...
It's an all-too-familiar scenario when a
bad odor is masked with an even worse air
freshener. A Dallas-based company has cre-
ated a product' designed to tackle pungent
aromas before they compromise the
integrity of" a -rtom namely, the bath-
Poo-Pourri, an all-natural essential oil
secret formula, creates a barrier to embar-
rassing bathroom odors right where they
The patent-pending potty perfume is a
delicate blend of natural oils that users
spray directly onto the surface of the water
in the toilet bowl.
A film forms on the surface of the water,
trapping the unwanted odors associated
with anything entering the water from
above (ahem) in its own herbal-citrus
With its exquisite packaging, Poo-Pourri
resembles a dainty bottle of feminine
French perfume rather than an eau de toi-
lette for your toilet.
The blend of all-natural essential oils
doesn't cause any more harm to septic or
sewer systems than a natural hair shampoo
or conditioner. Albeit au naturale, the cit-
rus scent can be a shade overwhelming but
product developers so candidly note that it
is better than the alternative.
Poo-Pourri is available in a 2-ounce trav-
el size for $9.95. A four-ounce spritzer sells
for $14.95.
Gift sets are also available for the hard-
to-shop for person on your list, each priced
at $14.95. One features a bottle inside an
elegantly appointed roll of toilet paper
while the other includes a rhinestone
embossed silver atomizer with its own
black velvet draw string carry bag.
All products are available at
With Poo-Pourri, no matter where you
are you can conduct your business as usual.

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Free tax filing

Trained volunteers will offer free tax prepara-
tion as part of the Real Sense Prosperity
Campaign beginning Saturday, Jan. 26 at the
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry in
Jacksonville Beach.
The BEAM office at 850 6th Avenue South is a
dedicated "VIT.A." site providing volunteer
income tax assistance for low income Beaches
Volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. The hours will be expanded to meet the
needs of the community. Appointments are
required by calling 241-2326.
BEAM's executive director Cindy Funkhouser
Monday said the Real Sense Campaign is. a
mnulti-gency collaboration that is designed to
help people maximize their returns.
S"The main focus is-to help people become
more financially aware," she said, noting that
many families with children don't know the
benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
"They are not even aware that they qualify for
it. We want to make sure we get the money back

g available for families earning <$40k

into the pock-
ets of those We want to make s
who need it
and get it back into the pockets
back into the
economy here and get it back into th
at the
Beaches." Beaches.
said tax spe-
cialists are BEM'S executive dir
able to go
back two
years to deter-
mine if there are any opportunities to claim any
lost income. Last year, she said approximately
$10 million "was left on the table."
"With the Earned Income Tax Credit, some
families can walk out with a check for $4,000,"
she said. "That is a life changing amount of
money for a lot of families."
Those who qualify for the Earned Income Tax
Credit also have the option to put a portion or
all of their return into an Individual
Development Account (IDA).

sure we get the money

Sof those who need it

he economy here at the

rector Cindy Funkhouser

All funds
will receive a
$2 match for
every $1
The money
can be used
for expenses
such as
s c h o o l
tuition, a
down pay-
ment on a
home or to

start a new business.
"Some families are actually able to buy a
house. It is exciting," Funkhouser said. "There
are not many opportunities for a two-to-one
Dr. Ross McDonough of the United Way of
Northeast Florida and the director of Full service
Schools of Jacksonville, urged caution wfien
considering a "rapid refund" at the quickie tax
prep sites that crop up,at this time of year.
"Some are predatory lenders that offer a rapid

refund with an interest rate of 200 to 500 per-
cent," he said.
McDonough said the United Way maintains a
referral network to guide people to the closest
tax preparation site that does not have income
restrictions. Call 211 for that information.
The Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center at
2004 Forest Avenue and the Beaches Branch
Library at 600 3rd Street in Neptune Beach both
offer free tax preparation services with no mini-
mum income restrictions.
At BEAM, families must have an income of
$40,000 or below to qualify for the free tax serv-
ice. The information is entered electronically
and returns are issued within a week to 10 days,
Funkhouser said.
Last year, Funkhouser said BEAM volunteers
prepared more than 100 tax returns.
"We are hoping to do 200 this year," she said.
BEAM will also offer two financial literacy
classes "About Checking" and "Credit When
Credit is Due" from Family Foundations.
Budget counseling sessions will be available
every Thursday at the offices to provide long-
term financial planning skills.

Indoor pool suggested

Browner said that there are
similar situations in the county,
citing St. Paul's Catholic School
in Jacksonville Beach, which
closes off a city street during
*We're living on borrowed
time," Broner said referring to
the chance that a student could
be hit in the high traffic area in
front of Fletcher High.
Neptune Beach City
Councilor Fred Lee suggested
that the outdoor pool behind
Fletcher High could be turned
into an indoor/outdoor aquatic
"I know the school board
can't pay for it, but the com-
munity might be able to," he
The pool is owned by the city
of Jacksonville, but the school
maintains it during the school
year, according to Gilbert..
Broner said that the idea

could be feasible, but it would
have to be supported by the
Rodriguez said she will use
the information from the meet-
ings to compose a draft for the
master plan, which she will
then present to the school
board and other officials.
After making modifications,
she will present the draft at
another community meeting,
at the end of January or mid-
February, and the final plan is
anticipated to. be complete by
March, she said.
Broner encouraged people to
continue to share ideas by con-
tacting her.
The master plan concept
started about a year ago, and
although it is not funded, it
provides the framework for
future development so that
things are not "piece-mealed
together," Broner said.

Cafe has never been cited

S AB, from A-1

area is often littered with ciga-
rette butts, empty beer cans and
other trash. UPS customers have
complained of seeing bar
patrons rolling cigarettes on the
outdoor picnic tables, he told
"It's very unattractive for my
customers," he said. "[They] are
afraid to leave cars to pick up
mail after hours. Fear is one of
;the biggest concerns. I'd like for
the place to get cleaned up a lit-
tle bit."
Bobby Deering, one of the
owners of Landshark Cafe, said
at the meetinghe is "more than
willing" t6 address any issues
that Loftis or any other tenant
has with his establishment.
"The goal is for everyone to'
conduct 'respectful business,"
Deeringsaid, notingthat they
have not received any citation
from police regarding their
Loftis said ideally, he would
like to see city officials take
some sort of action that, he said,
would provide a "safer environ-
ment" for his customers.
Loftis said later that allowing
customers to consume alcohol

in outdoor seating areas creates
a bad image for the entire plaza.
Atlantic Beach 'Mayor John
Meserve assured both parties
that the commission will "give a
nod" to City Manager Jim
Hanson to review the issue.
"We want everyone to be
good neighbors to each other,"
Meserve said.
Loftis said after the meetitig
that he appreciates the mayor's
willingness to help resolve the
issue but said he has concerns.
"The mayor seems very con-
cerned about the merchants and
businesses, some which are not
doing very well. On the other
hand he doesn't seem to have a
lot of concern for my situation,"
he said."[The mayor] doesn't
want to restrict them from con-
ducting business outside
because he wants them to suc-
ceed. But he doesn't own a
business in this town. I do."
Corey Fox, who co-owns the
Landshark Cafe, Tuesday said
that he is "fully satisfied" with
the commission's response of
the importance of small local-
ly-owned businesses.

Lynch's gets seating OK

After twice being denied per-
mission for outdoor seating,
Lynch's Irish Pub at 514 1st
Street North in Jacksonville
Beach received conditional use
approval to construct a small
patio in the rear of the business.
The city's Planning
Commission Monday voted
unanimously to permit approxi-
mately 640-square-feet of out-
door space for customers.
Approximately 1,500-square-
feet of enclosed space will be
added for new restrooms on the
north side of the building;
according to survey of the site.
Thad Moseley, who with his
wife operates the Wave Crest
apartments near the pub in the
Central Business District,
opposed the request because of
the unsightly view his tenants

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would have from the second
floor .
"It looks right down the
throat of this proposed outdoor
seating area for drinking and
dining," he said.
"Neighborhoods change. We
understand that. Outdoor drink-
ing and dining doesn't really
match second floor apartments
in that close proximity."

Unique friendship

on Shangri-La


While a series of Habitat
for Humanity homes is
springing up across
Shangri-La from Mayport
Elementary, a friendship
has sprung up between the
Habitat volunteers and ,stu-
dents and staff at the
Atlantic Beach school.
The volunteers have been
treated to lunch in the
school's cafeteria, and stu-
dents, teachers and staff
have signed some of the
2x4s going into one of the
Students in Mayport
Elementary's extended day
program visited a house,
still in its framework stage,
Monday afternoon. The
youngsters, representing
'kindergarten through fifth
grades, were thanked for
their involvement by Ralph
Marcello, executive director
of Habitat for Humanity of
the Jacksonville Beaches.
Teresa Hines, a Mayport
Elementary custodian, will
be getting one of the
homes, where she's been
working side by side with
the volunteers to build.
"We're very excited for
Sheer, said Evelyn ,Dacecan,

who works in the school's
front office and helps with
the extended day program.
"They've been extremely
supportive," Mary Anne
Christensen of Habitat for
Humanity said of the
school, its students and
staff, "including getting
things for the volunteers
while they're working. And
it's been reciprocal, getting
the kids involved by sign-
ing the lumber as a, way to
understand the whole
Habitat ministry."
Christense said the Hines
family was profiled as
Habitat's Christmas family.
Donations collected and
matched by the Forsyth
family of Aqua East went
toward the house.
"Dr. Nancy Bragan [prin-
cipal at Mayport
Elementary] has been
extremely supportive of
Habitat for Humanity of the
Jacksonville Beaches," said
Christensen, "including
getting the kids involved
and understanding the
ministry. And, of course,
having the teachers make
sure the volunteers are fed
and that everything is
going well, since we're
going to be neighbors with
: 'oi -

Ralph Redmon "Pop" Robinson, Jacksonville's oldest World War
II vet, turned 100 Jan. 11. A party was held for him Jan. 12 at
Avante, and the day was proclaimed "Ralph Redmon 'Pop'
Robinson Day in Jacksonville Beach" by the city's mayor, Fland
Sharp. Robinson has two daughters, Barbara Montgomery of
Waldorf, Md. and Beth Heath of Jacksonville Beach; seven
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The great-grand-
kids who attended the party are Thomas Slagle, Charles Slagle,
Linnay Corley, Emily Slagle and Matthew Suto. The Slagles live
in Atlantic Beach, Suto in Jupiter, Fla. and Corley in Colonial
Beach, Va.

School space sought

same things as public schools,
according to McCoy.
He said that the problem has
now been remedied because
they have more technology,
including a "state-of-the-art"
computer lab, McCoy said.
The ninth grade class will
remain at the school's current
location, 610 Florida Boulevard,
but the school may either have
to add an expansion to the cam-
pus or find a new location for


the high school in future years,
McCoy said.
He added that there are sever-
al groups working to address
solutions for when the school
has to add 10th, 11th and 12th
grade classes.
The high school will offer
athletics and advanced place-
ment classes, with dual enroll-
ment in partnership with FCCJ
and will hire three new teach-


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Letters to the editor:

Please mind your dangerous dogs

To the editor:
Please print the'following let-
ter in the hopes that this inci-
dent will not be repeated.
I am hoping that the owner
of the two dogs running loose
on Monday of this week in the
South Neptune, North Jax
beach area, will read this and
be aware of what their dogs are
capable of, so that this does not
happen again.
I own dogs and I know that
accidents happen and some-
times they get out without your
knowledge. I even own a large
dog that many people find
intimidating. He has gotten out
before, and has never harmed
anything, however, I still use
precautions and am as diligent
as possible. But if you recog-
nize these as your pets, please
use extreme caution in the
future as I feel they are very
dangerous. The two dogs
appeared to be sheppard mix,
one long haired, the other
shorter fur. They were black
backed and head with reddish
brown legs and face. Both wore
collars. They were wet and
muddy from being in the
These two dogs came in to
my yard, to my front door &
attacked my cat at the front
porch. They grabbed him by
the back and shook him till
they severed his spine. They
only dropped him when I
approached and yelled at them.
He was still alive and we had to
wrap him up in a towel and
carry him to the vet to be euth-
anized. The whole time with
him staring at my face wonder-
ing what was going on, what

had just happened. This was a
10-year-old, 15 pound lump of
cat that never had a chance. He
didn't even attempt to run
because he was used to other
animals and never had been
confronted with something
that would hurt him. He was
not a wanderer and spent his
day sleeping out front in the
sun. At night he was my foot
warmer and would come in and
share a box of cheez-its with us
before bed. He lived for that red
box, and getting scratched
under the chin. He has been a
part of our family for most of
my children's lives. We and his
cat buddies are missing him ter-
ribly. His name was Sebastion.
This was not the only inci-
dent that day. We had been at
the vet for approximately 30
minutes when a woman came
in with another cat that had
been attacked by dogs match-
ing the same description a few
blocks over. My daughter
works for the office and said
that this kitty also didn't make
If these are your animals they
should be secured beyond
doubt of getting loose. If you
are aware already that they are
capable of this, I honestly can't
imagine knowingly keeping
something that would attack
another defenseless creature so
brutally. Do you want to test
the theory of whether they
would do the same to a small
child? Your dogs not only hurt
our cat they hurt our family. Do
something about them.
Amy Brogdon
Neptune Beach

Slow down on the island

To the editor:
Re: A1A Speeding
Recently, Jan. 11, a letter in
your paper expresses the fast
car driving on A1A in Ponte
Vedra a problem.
I couldn't agree more; how-
ever, the problem is all over

the Beaches. I live off of
Mayport Road and people
drive like it is an interstate.
RIDICULOUS! This is an
island, slow down!
A. Drezner
Atlantic Beach

'No shelter plans ,for te BeaQc F8n
To the editor: downtown does not square
We are truly blessed in the with the reality of the situa-
Beaches communities by the tion.
overwhelming number of car- In addition, programs that
ing and generous hearts who serve individuals with mental
have chosen to serve those in illness and/or substance abuse
need for more than ten years, issues have even greater limita-
providing warmth and comfort tions in terms of long-term res-
in these coldest months of the idential capacity.
year. The six churches that Finally, be assured that there
work with Mission House to are no plans for a permanent
provide Cold Night Shelter for homeless shelter in the Beaches
the homeless in our communi- Communities. We have 'nei-
ty draw volunteers from their ther the intent, the resources
congregations as well as from nor the funds to operate a per-
other churches, manent homeless shelter.
Although we interface with Our concern will continue to
every social service agency and focus on providing assistance
homeless services providers in to the men, women and chil-
Duval County to provide life dren who find themselves liv-
changing opportunities to our ing on the edges of society and
clients, the idea of sending the what opportunities we can pro-
homeless to downtown to be vide to them to make meaning-
sheltered on cold nights is ful changes in their lives and to
unrealistic. All shelters down- once again become productive
town have been at capacity for members of the community.
a number of years. There sim-
ply is no room, and the pre- Jim Shields
sumption that any of our local President
homeless population -would Mission House Board of
willingly accept transportation Directors


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Take responsibility for your own life

You often hear religion and
politics are two things you
should never talk about in
public, but when it comes to
politics I just can't help
myself. Something I hear quite
a bit from people who have
indulged .me with their
thoughts is, "What can I do?"
There is a certain sense of
hopelessness. A feeling that
one person has- no power to
make a difference. That their
contribution means nothing,
and their voice, or their vote,
is of no significance.
When I hear this I am often
reminded of a quote by
Margaret Mead, the famous
anthropologist, who stated,
"Never doubt that a small,
group of thoughtful, commit-
ted citizens can change the
world. Indeed, it is the only
thing that ever has." Of course
the change caused by many of
these committed groups has
many times been bad, but one
should never doubt their abili-
ty to affect the world.
'So ,tp the question,~"Whit
cai.r' ~'o?" 'The answerits 'hbri-
estly quite simple. The best
thing any of us can do to help
other people and our country
thrive is to live a responsible
life. We must live so that we
are not a burden on other peo-
ple or our government. In
other words, we must live for
ourselves, take responsibility
for ourselves, take ownership
of our actions and take control'
of our own lives. This is the
best anyone can do, and this
act alone will have the largest
impact on the well being of us
and our country.
Now this is a hard pill to
swallow for many of us who
have grown up with the, "Rich
get richer; the poor get poor-
er," "It's not your fault,"
"That's not in my job descrip-
tion" mentality. We have been
nurtured in a society that takes

away our responsibility for others, does that make me self-
nearly anything of impor- ish or noble?
tance. If we behave badly, it's There is a huge difference
not our fault. If we squander between giving and sacrific-
our education, it's not our ing, and yet our society does
fault. If we have no marketable not distinguish the difference
job skills, it's not our fault, and in the two. We are taught that
the list goes on and on. The anything done for personal
list of causes associated with benefit is bad, and anything"
our failures is equally long, done for the benefit of others
and the solution perpetuated is good; no matter the conse-
by our educators and politi- quences. All otherworldly
cians is always some new gov- troubles aside, this is the
ernment managed program or plague that has infected and is
regulation. slowly killing the populous.
Of course, if you have made Allowing yourself to become
a series of bad choices and sacrificial fodder for all those
squandered all the opportuni- with a perceived need is a sure-
ties available to you, it is quite fire way to personal destruc-
easy to latch onto some new tion, and although you may
government freebie. be praised for your selfless
Progressive politicians do a actions you will have con-
good job of demonizing the tributed nothing. If there is
wealthy and selling us on the one thing this world needs
idea that it is quite alright to now more than ever, it is more
use the police power of gov- contributors, more producers,
ernment to forcefully take the and more creators. The sooner
property of one person and we can teach ourselves, and
give it to another as if proper- our children, to shake off the
ty rights only exist for those strangling wool of the sacrifi-
people who have not earned cial lamb, and learn to make
the property. You might say, our own shirts, the sooner we
"Everyone deserves the right; P af'~t'j jhe wtldfo._1 ..,
to a home, clothes, a good job, peace and prosperity.
a fair wage or food on their The common good is not
table," but I ask you, "Do they created through government"
not already have the right to policy. It is not created by the
have these things if they earn latest bureaucrat who buys
them?" "Does not having your vote. It is not created by
these things give them the unconditionally giving to all
right to take them from some- those with hands out. It is cre-
one else who has earned ated through the growth and
them?" prosperity derived from the
As a society we have come to minds and abilities of individ-
praise a man who produces uals who have made the con-
nothing of benefit and sacri- scious decision to produce and
fices his life for the sake of oth- achieve.
ers, and demonize a man who Forcefully taking the intel-
produces abundance and pro- lectual capital of these achiev-
vides opportunity and materi- ers for no value in return and
al for which we all benefit. If I giving it to those who have
were to give you my shirt chosen not to produce does
thereby leaving me shirtless not induce equality. It kills the
does that make me noble or engine of innovation and
stupid? If I refused to give you feeds the very implements of
my shirt, but taught you how its destruction.
to make your own, and gave Martin is a resident of
you a job making shirts for Roswell, GA



poorly is

good art

t's been 25 years since
Scott Rice took pen in
hand or put fingers.on key-
board or typewriter-or
maybe he just thought about
it-and devised a contest that
would recognize people who
turn out bad writing inten-
It's called the Bulwer-Lytton
Fiction Contest, in honor, if
that's the right word, of
Edward George Earl Bulwer-
Lytton, who opened his novel
"Paul Clifford" (1830) with
the comic dog Snoopy's
favorite sentence: "It was a
dark and stormy night."
Rice, an English professor at
San Jose State University,
describes his contest as "one
that pits the entrants against
the worst literary minds in
bookdom." He created the
competition to fill a need.
After all, he said, "most liter-
ary contests are inherently
unfair, favoring talent, sensi-
bility and intelligence. ...
They're callously neglectful of
the mediocre magses, who
might be authors if they had
any craft, vision or message."
For a quarter-century, the
contest has challenged writers
to craft,-if that's the right'
word, the worst opening line
of a novel. Winner of the
)2007 contest, Jim Gleeson of
Madison, Wis., apparently has
an unlisted telephone num-
ber. But I did reach Scott
Palmer, the runner-up, at his
home in Klamath Falls, Ore.
"Were you excited to win?"
I asked.
"Absolutely," he said.
"Who doesn't wish to be the
second worst at something in
the world?"
Problem was, several of
Palmer's friends didn't know
he was trying to write bad
stuff. "The prevailing atti-
tude," he said, "was that
everyone thought I was a seri-
ous writer and that whatever I
sent in for submission was
judged to be the worst in the
world. They thought it was a
huge insult."
Even a local author didn't
get the point. He telephoned
to encourage Palmer to keep
Why would anybody strive
to reach the peak, the pinna-
cle, the point, the piece de
resistance of poor writing?
Well, you see, Palmer spends
considerable time traveling-
he's a locomotive engineer-
and he does a lot of technical
writing as nuclear policy ana-
lyst for the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, and
Trainmen. And he writes a lot
of dry stuff about nuclear
meetings. So, to entertain
himself at home, he likes to
dabble in bad writing. Like
this opening sentence, the
second-worst in the world in
The Barents sea heaved and
churned like a tortured ani-
mal in pain, the howling
wind tearing packets of icy
green water from the shudder-
ing crests of the waves, atom-
izing it into mist that was
again laid flat by the growing
fury of the storm as Kevin
Tucker switched off the bed-
side light in his Tuba City,
Arizona, single-wide trailer
and by the time the phone
woke' him at 7:38, had pretty
much blown itself out with
no damage.


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Criminal mischief was report-
ed Jan. 11 in the 1500 block of
Penman Road N. Graffiti was
spray painted on the side of a
building causing $100 in dam-

Fraud was reported Jan. 11 in
the 200 block of 3rd Street
North. Police said an unknown
suspect used the victim's infor-
mation to withdraw $4,800
from her account.

Identity theft was reported
Jan. 12 in the 500 block of 6th
Street North. Police said an
unknown suspect used the vic-
tim's information to pass per-
sonal checks from her account.
The bank notified the victim
that her account was over-

Aggravated assault was report-
ed Jan. 12 in the 1800 block of
Beach Proper S. Police said a
woman walking her dog on the
beach at 5:30 p.m. was
approached by a man who
appeared to be homeless. While
displaying an open pocket
knife, he began yelling at the
woman about her dog being
unleashed. According to police,
the man threatened to kill the
woman's dog and told her he
"could do it the easy way or the
hard way." The victim fled the
scene when another person
approached on a bike. The sus-
pect is described as a white male
in his 60's with straight gray
hair, 5'7", unshaven wearing a
white t-shirt and red shorts.
* *
Grand theft was reported Jan.
11 in the 500 block of Beach
Boulevard. A deposit totaling
$1,791 was stolen from the
office of a fast food restaurant.

Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 14 in the 1700 block of
12thAvenue North. The driver's
side window of the vehicle was
broken to gain access and a GPS
system valued at $360 was
stolen. Damage to the window
was estimated at $250.
* *
Nicholas Duane Warren, 18,
of Jacksonville was arrested Jan.
11 and charged with grand theft
of a motor vehicle in the 1600
block of Upper 4th Avenue
North, according to a police


Misty Shanel Proffitt, 24, of
Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 9
and charged with possession of
a controlled substance in the
first block of 1st Street North,
according to a police report.

Michael Ray Anderson, 43, of
Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 9
and charged with possession of
a controlled substance in the
first block of 1st Street North,
according to a police report.
* *
Residential burglary was
reported Jan. 9 in the 1300
block of Shetter Avenue. A tele-
vision, DVD player, microwave
and a freezer were stolen from a
mobile home. The loss was esti-
mated at $850.

Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 9 in the 1400 block of
Republic Drive. A wallet and
$500 in cash was stolen. The
suspect broke the handle off the
glove compartment to gain
access to the stolen items.
* *I
Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 5 in the 400 block of Lower
36th Avenue South. A laptop
computer valued at $2,500 was
stolen from the vehicle. The dri-
ver's side. window was smashed
to gain access to the vehicle.
* *
Zachary Brett Lucas, 29, of
Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 13
and charged with burglary/con-
veyance to an unoccupied struc-
ture and grand theft of a motor
vehicle in the 100 block of 3rd
Avenue North, according to a
police report.

Burglary to a residence was
reported Jan. 11 in the 4000
block of Duval Drive. Three tele-
vision sets, three shotguns, two
passports and several pieces of
valuable jewelry including a
$29,000 diamond ring were.
stolen from the home.
* *
Burglary to a residence was
reported Jan. 11 in the 1500
block of 1st Street South. A
china set valued at $4,000, an
oil painting worth an estimated
$300 and a basket were stolen
from a condominium.

A real estate agent called

police Friday to report receiving
a suspicious check from a client.
According to a police report, the
client wrote a check for $1 mil-
lion after viewing a property
Jan. 10.

A large amount of computer
data cable valued at $20,000 was
stolen from the Ponte Vedra
High School construction site,
just east of Davis Park, between
the night of Jan. 10 and Friday
morning, according to a police
report. A fire extinguisher, three
two-way radios, and various
tools worth almost $850 were
also taken.

A teacher at Nease High
School reported Friday the
school's baseball and football
fields were vandalized during
the winter break, according to a
police report. A lawnmower was
damaged and multiple windows
and doors to nearby dugouts
and ticket booths were
smashed. Graffiti was also paint-
ed on a shed near the football

A watch, cell phone, and cash
worth $387 were stolen from a
student at Nease High Friday, a
police report said. The items
were taken from the student's
bag while he played basketball
in the school gym.
* *
A resident in the 100 block of
Canary Isle Court reported that
her purse was stolen from her
house the evening of Jan. 10,
according to a police report.

Lauren Marie Bryant, 18, was
arrested for possession of more
than 20 grams of cannabis on
Jan. 9 in the 2100 block of
Mayport Road, according to a
police report.

Burglary to a residence was
reported on Jan. 10 in the 300
block of Ocean Avenue, accord-
ing to a police report. The vic-
tim told police he was asleep on
his couch and saw someone try-
ing to come in through a win-
dow, according to the report.

Grand theft was reported on
'Jan. -10 in the 1300 block of Rose
Street, according to a police
report. The victim found his
house in disarray upon return-


Dennis C. Canode Sr.

Dennis C. Canode Sr., 55, died January 9, 2008.
He was born March 8, 1952 in Perrysburg, Ohio.
A longtime resident of Jacksonville, he retired
from Sears Roebuck and was an avid fisherman.
Family members include his children, Dennis
Canode Jr. and Tammy Holley; brother, Paul
Canode; and four grandchildren, Kirsten, Brianna,
Melanie and Elijah.
A'Memorial Service was held January 12 in the
chapel of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, with
Wallace Griggs officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Services under the direction of Quinn-Shalz
Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.

William J. 'Bill' Gunsch

William J. "Bill" Gunsch, 65, died January 11,
2008. He was born July 3, 1942 in Cleveland,
He had been a Beaches resident since 1970, was
a past owner of Bill's Auto Parts and owned
Christian Carpet Cleaning. He was a Marine Corps
veteran and member of the Unity Church of
He is survived by his father, Joseph Gunsch
(Alice Gusay) of Cleveland; and his sister, Phyllis
Markowski (Roy) of Las Vegas. He was predeceased
by his brother, Jack Gunsch.
There will be a Memorial Celebration Service at
3 p.m. January 19 on the oceanfront, at the foot
of Florida, Boulevard in Neptune Beach.
His wish is that, in lieu of flowers, contributions
be made to Tradition House, 2911 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, FL 32205.
Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens .Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Warren Raymond Stark

Warren Raymond
Stark, 61, died January
11, 2008. He had been a
resident of Jacksonville
Beach for 22 years after
moving there from
Washington, D.C.
He had been sta-
tioned on the USS
Forrestal [CV-59] and
retired from the U.S.
Navy as Senior Chief
after 28 years of service.
After retirement, he
worked for the Drivers License Bureau in
Jacksonville Beach for 14 years.
' He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Brian K.
Hill; daughter, Kellie Rowe; younger brother, Roy;
and eight grandchildren, which include three sets
of twins.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m.
January 16 in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home with full military honors.
Services under the direction of Quinn-Shalz
Family Funeral, Jacksonville Beach.

Chris S. Kappas

Chris S. Kappas, 89, died January 13, 2008. He
was born July 1, 1918 and raised in Moline, Ill.
He was a combat wounded veteran of World
War II, serving in the Far East as part of Merrill's
Marauders. He was united in marriage with Faye
(Voorlas) in 1948.
He was employed by MacWhyte Corp of
Kenosha, Wis. before joining Voorlas
Manufacturing in Racine, Wis. as president in
1965. In 1971, he formed his own company,
Lake Electric Motors, and was chairman until
selling his company in 1982. He and his wife
retired to Ponte Vedra Beach, where his love of
golf earned him many awards.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye;
his only brother; and other brothers- and sisters-
in-law. He is survived by sisters-in-law Jane
Voorlas and Mary Maragos, as well as many
nephews and nieces.
He was laid to rest in the family mausoleum in
Racine, Wis. with a private ceremony. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to Kimissis
Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay
Road, Racine WI 53405.
Services under the direction of Quinn-Shalz
Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Edgar M. Matthews

Edgar M. Matthews, 85, a longtime resident'of
Neptune Beach, died-January 12. He was born in
Atlanta, Ga. and proudly served in the United
StatesArmy. He graduated from the University of
Georgia-Grady School of Journalism. He was
employed by the Piggly Wiggly Corporation as
Vice President of Trade Relations.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Matthews;
sons, Charles (Suzanne) Matthews and Paul
Matthews; grandchildren, Charlie and Laura; and
two cherished cats.
Per his wishes, there will be no service.
Donations may be made to Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32257 or the Jacksonville
Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville,
FL 32216. Services under the direction of Quinn-
Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Peggy Sue Haynes
Peggy Sue Patterson Haynes, 71, of Clanton,
Ala. died January 9, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her father, O.H.
Patterson; a brother, Paul Patterson; and a son-in-
law, Don Parrish. Survivors include her husband,
Archie Haynes; two sons, Scott Crocker and Greg
(Kathy) Crocker, pastor of First Baptist Church of
Atlantic Beach; a daughter, Vicki Crocker; nine
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She
also is survived by her mother, Nancy Jones
Patterson; three brothers, Cecil (Yvonne)
Patterson Sr., James (Becky) Patterson and David
(Susan) Patterson; two sisters, Mary Goodwin and
Jean (Conrad) Pellegra; and a sister-in-law, Janice
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in
her honor to the First Baptist Church of Atlantic
Beach Building Fund, 1050 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach FL 32233.

ing home. A gun, playstation
and 20 games were missing,
according to the report.
Burglary to a residence was
reported on Jan. 11 in the 300
block of Beach Avenue, accord-
ing to a police report. A glass
window pane on a door was
kicked in and the door was
open. The victim advised police
that he recently purchased three
flat screen televisions. Police
only found one at the residence,
according to the report.

Uttering forged instruments
was reported on Jan. 11 in the
1000 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a police

Burglary to a business was
reported on Jan. 12 in the 1000
block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report.

Burglary to a residence was
reported on Jan. 13 in the 1000
block of Comell Lane, according
to a police report.

Burglary was reported on Jan.
12 in the 400 block of First
Street, according to a police
report. Two bicycles were stolen
from the victim's garage
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
according to the report.

Cynthia Lynn McMillen, 37,
was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance and a mis-
demeanor charge of driving
under the influence on Jan. 10
in the 100 block according to a
police report.

Aggravated battery and pos-
session of a misdemeanor

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student nurturing

3rd grade students

at San Pablo Elem.

Confidence and self-esteem
are the values San Pablo
Elementary teacher of the
year Donna Younger said she
hopes to instill in her third
grade students.
Younger teaches language
arts at the
Beach mag-
net school for
health and
fitness. I wanted t
grade is the all better. B
first year they ized I war
take the FCAT
and it's pro- with childre
motional so are we.
it's important
that they feel
when they Donn
take their third gra
first stan-
d'a r d i z e d
test," said Younger, who is in
her 16th year of teaching in
the Duval County public
school system.
"I think a lot of it is
encouraging them and mak-
ing them. feel like they can do
it. Self-esteem is a big part of
it because they are scared to
death of failing. I am con-
stantly telling them, 'you can
Sdo it, because they can and
they do.' "
Teachers of the year repre-
sent their school in a district-
wide Teacher of the Year
Recognition Program.
San Pablo Elementary is an
A-rated school for the eighth
consecutive year and' is
named among the top 100
schools in Florida by the gov-
ernor and education commis-
The only other elementary
school in the county to share
this honor is Jacksonville
Beach Elementary, a gifted
and academically talented
"When observing Donna
Younger interact with sti-
dents, her love and passion
for teaching is evident," San
Pablo Elementary Principal
Linda Graham said.
"She maintains a positive
atmosphere in the classroom



through her positive gestures
and remarks. Her relationship
with her students is com-
mendable, because she teach-
es from the heart. Donna is-a
high-energy and invigorating
third grade teacher who
places the education of chil-
dren, first. I enjoy visiting
her classroom, and I never
want to
leave. I
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Sing to hear
and see
make them more."
t then I real- Y ou n g e r
ed to work started teach-
ing at San
when they P a b 1 o
four years
ago, she felt
like she was
Younger c o m i n g
e teacher home.

She grew
up two
blocks from the school. After
attending San Pablo, Younger
went on to nearby Fletcher
Middle (then a junior high)
and graduated from Fletcher,
High in 1988.
Younger's parents, Milt and
Diane Cooper, are also teach-
ers. Her father, now retired,
taught history and coached
baseball, football and tennis
.at -,Fletcher High. Diaine
"Cooper teaches and coaches
at Mandarin High.
Younger thought she want-
ed. to be a pediatric nurse
when she enrolled at Florida
State University. She changed
her major and graduated with
a bachelor of science in edu-
cation in 1992.
"I love kids and I wanted to
make them all better,"
Younger said. "But then I
realized I wanted to work
with children when they're
well. I love teaching."
Younger's husband, Chris,
is a Jacksonville fire fighter
and their children, Sarah and
Austin, are in second grade
and kindergarten, respective-
ly, at San Pablo.
Younger team teaches with
Carroll Miniard, who teaches


Donna Younger comes from a family of educators. Her parents,
Beaches residents Milt and Diane Cooper, are also teachers.

photo submitted
1992: "American Gladiator" contestant Leman "Buzy" Rosenberg (left) of Neptune Beach with "Titan," aka Bob Chicherillo.

Former 'American Gladiator' still fit

In 1992, Leman "Buzy"
Rosenberg of Neptune Beach
was the oldest contestant on
"American Gladiators."
At age 42, he was affection-
ately known as "Pop."
But "Popeye" would have
been a more appropriate
A lifelong fitness fanatic
and a former college football
star, Rosenberg beat out hun-
dreds of men half his age to
earn a trip to Hollywood.
He said the show, which is
making a comeback on NBC,
is still a no-holds-barred
event that takes a toll on
"It was physical then and
it's physical now," Rosenberg
said this week.after viewing
the show's premiere on Jan.
"It's tougher than it looks.
"Most of the people I knew-
thought I couldn't do it.
When you're over 40, you're
supposed to be over the hill."
When Rosenberg compet-
ed on "American
Gladiators," a show that pits
amateur athletes in tests of
strength and agility, he was
the oldest of 28 contestants.
The next oldest was 32.
Rosenberg beat a pool of
1,200 contestants to win one
of 68- qualifying tourna-
In the final event, the
obstacle course, he emerged
the winner even though his
challenger, a 28-year-old for-
mer track star, had a three-
second head start.
In the first phase of the

Photo submitted
Buzy Rosenberg was 42 when he was selected to compete on
the fourth season of "American Gladiators."

qualifying event, competi-
tors had to perform 50 fin-
gertip push-ups and 18
behind-the-neck pull-ups in
under a minute.
Rosenberg, who was bench
pressing more than 400
pounds when he 40, said he
can pump out 80 push-ups
these days.
"I'm 57 now, but I bet I can

still run the obstacle course
in under two minutes," he
says, despite a hip replace-
ment at 53.
"My upper body is still
In '92, Rosenberg took a
week off from his job as a
sales executive to compete in
He won his first head-to-

head match, then broke a
finger in the second round
and had to bow out of the
Rosenberg competed in the
fourth season of "American
Gladiators," considered, the
"most injury-plagued,"
according to gladia-
"Many contenders were
put out.due to injury, includ-
ing at least three winners
who were unable to advance
to their next show," the web-
site says.
In his self-published mem-
oir, "Building Character
Through Sports" (High-
Pitched Hum Publishing,
$12.95), Rosenberg said the
episode between he and fel-
-low contestants Ernest Peace
and Shawn Hargrove "was
probably the most physical
gladiator show ever pro-
"It was their speed versus
my strength and 42 years of
learning how to win," added
Rosenberg, a former two-
time All-SEC defensive back
at the University of Georgia
and a starter for the South
All-Stars in the 1973 Hula
Bowl in Hawaii.
"The experience of partici-
pating on the "American
Gladiators" show reinforced
that older people can com-
pete at a high level in sports.
It also reinforced that there
are many top athletes who
are not professionals."
SBut when it came to who
was boss on "American
Gladiators," Rosenberg said


Community Presbyterian taps cook-off winners

Presbyterian Church
held its fifth annual
Soup Cook-Off Jan. 9 at a
monthly fellowship dinner.
Debi VanderBaan earned
the first-place award for her
Austrian Goulash Soup.
The brother and sister
team of Grant and Hannah
Rohrbaugh received a first-
place award for their
Chocolate Brownies.
Church members were
invited to bring a crackpot
filled with their favorite
soup or chili or a plate of
homemade brownies to the
There were 18 different
soups in this year's competi-
tion, according to Paul
McLaughlin of the fellow-
ship committee.
Among them were

Organic Chicken and
Vegetable Soup, Butternut
Squash and Apple Soup,
New England Clam
Chowder, Robert Morris Inn
Seafood Soup, Southwest
VanderBaan's Goulash
Soup is a beef soup seasoned
with paprika and marjoram
for authentic Austrian fla-
Grant and Hannah
Rohrbaugh's Chocolate
Brownies are baked with
both semi-sweet and white


photo submitted
Wearing Community Presbyterian aprons are, from left, Debi
VanderBaan with her winning Austrian Goulash Soup, and
Grant and Hannah Rohrbaugh, with their first-place brownies.

T_- -____- I A O

January 16,2008

Gladiator: Now Mondays on NBC

Cont. from A-6
it was always the pros, not
the amateur contestants.
During "powerball," a sig-
nature event in which con-
testants tried to slam dunk
balls into scoring cylinders
while avoiding gladiators
such as "Tower," a 6-foot-6
former "Mr. America,"
Rosenberg said he was
"slammed" to the mat by
"Laser," the gladiators team
captain and a former all-
american linebacker at
Montana State University.
"I had stiff-armed him ear-
lier in the competition, so I
guess he wanted revenge,"
Rosenberg recalled.
"They do a lot of the same
events we did in the new
show like powerball, joust,
treadmill and the wall."
In Rosenberg's day, the

show paid $10,000 to the
winner. Now, it's $100,000.
"In his book, Rosenberg
jokes that the show's produc-
ers "picked 27 kids and one
old man."
"Every athlete picked to
compete in 1992 had to earn
their way," he added. "The
most impressive thing was to
see the speed and strength
these kids exhibited. Never
have I seen so many good
athletes in one place."
Rosenberg was 34 when he
captured the title of "Most
Physical Male" in
In that competition, heJd at
a nightclub known as
Confetti's, he bested nine
other weekly winners in one-
arm push-ups, inverted sit-
ups, and 30 minutes of gruel-
ing calisthenics.

For the finale, competitors
had to climb a 40-foot rope
and ring a bell.
Years of doing pull-ups and
push-ups propelled
Rosenberg to the top of the
fitness ladder and a spot,
albeit briefly, on "American
Now nearing 60, he says he
can still bench press more
than 300 pounds and crank
out 40 pull-ups in under a
Said Rosenberg in his 2005
book: "My personal challenge
is to be able to win pull-up
competitions at 60 years old.
"Only time will tell."
Rosenberg's "Building
Character Through Sports" is
available at Books-A-Million
in Jacksonville Beach and
online at

photo submitted
Duval County chairman John Falconetti (left) installed the following new officers and board mem-
bers at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Republican Club of the Beaches: President Scott
Chestnut, Vice President Ed Raube, Recording Secretary Nellie Lynch, Corresponding Secretary
Marta White, Treasurer Don White, Grassroots.Chairman Toni VanOrman, Hospitality Co-
Chairman Joy Speckman, and VanVanorman, and Telephone Chairman Grace Wawzynski.

photo submitted
Elaine Bohn, from left, Janie Ade and Rose Marie Legant at the Jan. 8 meeting of the Jacksonville
Beaches Woman's Club. Ade, the District 4 director, was a special guest. Lynn Shad was the
guest speaker. The group meets-monthly at Selva Marina Country Club in Atlantic Beach. Bohn is At a recent U.S. Coa.
the president. Legant is the third vice president. Cmdr. Vic Aquino and
Jerry Yoest was swor

Recipes: Goulash soup; Rohrbaugh's Brownies

chocolate chips.
Those attending the dinner
contributed coins or dollars
to vote for their choice for
the best soup and best
brownies awards. This year
$188 was donated, said
Nancy Yeakel, a church edu-
"The money raised will be
donated to the Jamaica
Mutual Mission Fund Two-
Cents-A-Meal offering
through the Presbytery of St.
Augustine. This fund helps
the presbytery's mission
efforts in the island nations
of Jamaica, Cuba, and Grand
Cayman. Community
Presbyterian Church has
actively participated in this
offering for over 25 years
and has raised more money
for this offering than any of
S the other 62 churches in our
presbytery," said.Yeake.

The following are first prize
winning recipes from the Fifth
Annual Soup Cook-Off.

Goulash Soup
Gulaschuppe (Austrian)
(Debi VanderBaan)

Oil or shortening (original
recipe calls for lard)
Chopped onion
2 lbs. Beef cubes
2 tsp. Paprika

2 tsp. Garlic
2 tsp. Caraway
1 to 2 tsp. Marjoram
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 to 3 potatoes diced
Water with beef bouillon
or beef stock

Saute onion in oil without
browning, then add meat
and all the spices and tomato
paste, pour on t he water or
stock and simmer until ten-
der, usually simmer for 2 to
3 hours. Add raw diced
potatoes and boil until soft.
SAdd a little thickening made
from water and cornstarch.
Serve with white bread or

Grant & Hannah
Chocolate Brownies

1 cup semisweet chocolate
one-half cup white morsels
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
one-half cup unsweetened
one and one-half cups
one-quarter tsp. salt
three-quarters cup unsalted
butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs

Combine the first six

photo submitted
Church members and guests at the fifth annual Soup Cook-Off

sample soup and brownies.

ingredients in a mixing bowl
and combine well. In a mix-
ing bowl whip the butter at
low speed until smooth and
add the eggs to the butter
mixture and beat until com-
bined. Stir in the dry ingredi-

ents and mix until well com-
bined. Spread the brownie
mixture into an 8x12 greased
baking pan and place into a
preheated 350 degree oven
for 30-35 minutes. Makes 12

photo submitted
st Guard Auxiliary change of watch ceremony, Flotilla 14-07 2008 Vice Flotilla
i Flotilla Cmdr. Ken Beccard were sworn in by Division Captain Bob Funk.
n in as a member of the Auxiliary.

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Wednesday, Jan. 16
Board Meeting: The
'Administrative Board 'of the
Hospital Auxiliary for Baptist
Medical Center Beaches holds
its monthly meeting at 10 a.m.
in Conference Room B at the

Jewelry Sale: The final day of
a Phantasia $5 jewelry sale,
sponsored by the Hospital
Auxiliary of Baptist Medical
Center Beaches, is held from 7
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital
lobby. The public is welcome.

Lunch and Learn: A Ponte
Vedra Chamber of Commerce
"Lunch and Learn" will be held
from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at at
Marsh Landing Country Club,
25655 Marsh Landing Parkway,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Rep. Bill
Proctor will address "Ad
Valorem Tax." The sponsor is
Rogers Towers, P.A. The cost is
$20 for members and $25 for
guests with a reservation. It's $5

more for both at the door.

NARFE: National Active and
Retired Federal Employees
Chapter 1671 holds a luncheon
meeting at 12 p.m. at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 14035 Beach
Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For
information, call 221-7644.

Women's Giving: The
Women's Giving Alliance holds
its annual meeting from 11:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Marriott
Southpoint. Guest speaker Dr.
Lucretia Murphy, advocates
using radical approaches for
helping at-risk youth find pro-
ductive roles in society by age
25. For information, call 904-

Thursday, Jan. 17
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
The cost to non-members is

$15. For information, call club
president Neil Powell at 343-

Cultural Center Lecture: A
special Hermitage Ballet lecture
by Dr. Michael Donnelly, artistic
consultant for the Hermitage
Russian Ballet, begins at 6 p.m.
at the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach. The lecture is free
for all. For information, call the
center at 280-0614.

Discovery Art Class: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
offers its adult art class from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 19. Call 904-
635-0941 to reserve a seat.

Ribault Garden Club: Bob
Chabot, director of horticulture
at the Jacksonville Zoo, will
speak about the role of gardens
at the zoo at 10 a.m. at the
Ribault Garden Club's Garden
Center Day. The public is invit-
ed. Ribault Garden Club is at

705 2nd Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. For information, call

Sawgrass Players Club
Women's Association: The
Sawgrass Players Club Women's
Association meets at 10 a.m. at
Christ Episcopal Church, Room
208. Financial education for
women will be presented by the
Ullman Financial Group. Lunch
Around will be at Mackenzie's
Steak House.

Friday, Jan. 18

Ladies Aux. Cooks: The
Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290 hosts a
"Cornish Hen Dinner" from 5-8
p.m. at the Branch Home, 390
Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach. A
donation of $7 is requested for
each dinner. Carry-out orders
are accepted, and the public is
always invited to dinner. For
information, call 246-6855.

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Photo courtesy of David Maclnnes, Oceanslde
Fletcher sophomore Grace
Nichols was runner-up Friday in
the finals of "Talent Explosion,"
an inaugural competition spon-
sored by Oceanside Rotary
Charities and held at Florida
Community College
Jacksonville's South Campus.
Nichols, a member of the
Fletcher Women's Chorus and
Ladies Chamber Choir, eamed
$1,500. The winner, Julianne
McCarthy of Ponte Vedra
Beach, was awarded $2,500.
Carlton Walden received
$1,000 for his third-place finish.
Arthur Crofton was the
evening's Master of

photo submitted
Principal William Dutter rakes his own cup of "snow" in Mrs. Nail's second grade class at Seabreeze Elementary. Students learn-
ing about weather made their own fake snow from a chemical called a polymer. The students just added water to the mix.



part of



Principal Katrina McCray
(left) of Mayport Middle
School talks to a parent at
Magnets and More. The
Jan. 12 event at the
Jacksonville Fairgrounds
gave families an opportu-
nity to see what kinds of
choices they have in local

Cont. from A-6
third grade math, social stud-
ies, science and health.
The teachers keep their
homeroom in the morning
and then switch after lunch
for the first semester and
then switch first thing in the
morning after winter break.
Miniard, who taught at San
Pablo when Younger was a
student, won the teacher of
the year nomination two
years ago.
"We did it partly because of
the FCAT; we feel like we are
able to focus on certain areas
and it,s worked," Younger
"They take practice tests
every week'and I use it as a
teaching tool so they are
comfortable with the idea by
the time they take it.
Confidence is everything."

teacher of year

Younger's third-grade class at San Pablo. Elementary.

photo by CATHY JONES
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts will host The Starfish
Circus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school's main stage theater.
Beaches-area students participating include Caiti Wiggins of
Ponte Vedra Beach, Ben Ellis of Jacksonville Beach and Jack
Permenter of Atlantic Beach. Tickets will be $8 at the door. The
school is at 2446 San Diego Road, Jacksonville. For ticket infor-
mation, call 346-5620 ext. 1,22

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* Sports Briefs
* Classifieds

Fletcher boys win Gateway soccer crown

Girls blanked by Paxon

in championship contest

On its list of goals for this
season, the Fletcher boys soc-
cer team can now put a check
mark next to "Gateway
Conference Championship"
following last Friday night's 3-
0 victory over Wolfson at
Patton Park.
The Senators sprinted out to
a 1-0 lead as sophomore Nick
November banged a cross
from junior Sean Tracy into
Sthe back of the net at about
the 15-minute mark.
Ten minutes later, junior
Aaron Levine blasted Fletcher's
second goal when he corralled
a ball that careened off a cou-
ple of Wolfson
players in the
"As a coach it
was a great
shot," Fletcher
head coach
Mike Levine
said of his son's
goal. "As a
father, I got
when he
stuck that in."
Tony Kattreh
sealed the vic- Talent-wise
tory with the reallygood
Senators' final
goal with a the way we
bit more than It's unselfis
five minutes
left in the everybody in
game. players are r
The victory
earned Our ultimate

ond straight
Gateway I think we haN
Conference to do it.
onship and -
marked the
second year
in a row the Cabe
Senators Senators
Wolfson (15-
3-2) in the
title game.
"I thought we had the bet-
ter team but when you get
into an elimination game
there's no telling what's going
to happen," said Mike Levine.
"It's not like we were a far
superior team. I think we were
probably favored to win, but
we play with a target on our
chest all year and every time
we succeed, the target gets
While Fletcher (16-1-2)
dominated play in the first
half, the Wolfpack rebounded
after the break and mounted a
few good scoring opportuni-
ties. Senators goalkeeper
Taylor Wyman was stellar
between the pipes to keep
Wolfson off the board.
"They have a great team
and I was afraid we were going
to give up some counter-
attack goals to them," Levine
said. "They countered some-
times and were really danger-
ous. Sometimes we did a great
job of organizing and stop-
ping [them] and sometimes I
was thankful their kids made
bad decisions with the ball.
"That's high school soccer.
You put pressure on the kids
and they start thinking more
and more and more."
Senior Cabe Nolan called
the win "satisfying," and
praised this iteration of
Fletcher boys soccer as one of
the best he's been around.
"Talent-wise, this is a really
good team," he said. "I like the
way we're playing. It's unsel-
fish, it gets everybody involv-
ed and players are really close.
Our ultimate goal is a state
championship and I think we
have the team to do it."
Levine noted a conference
championship is only the first
achievement on Fletcher's list
for the season.
"We have two goals going
into districts [next week]," the
coach explained. "The major
goal is making the state play-
offs. And that comes first.
We've got to make it past the
semifinal game and into the
final and then when we get
there, the second goal is to
win the district champi-
"That way we can have
some home field advantage
and get to play a runner-up
out of a district in the first
round of the state playoffs."

Levine said he has empha-
sized to players that this sea-
son's team has the potential
to move beyond just being
good and that the Senators
have bought into the philoso-
"I read in Wired magazine
about the CEO of a company
talking about how good com-
panies often get themselves in
trouble because they accept
just being good and don't
strive to be great," the coach
said. "And he made the com-
ment that for a lot of compa-
nies, the acceptance of being
good keeps them from becom-
ing great.
"I stole that and we've been
using that as our motto for
this year. In
athletics, being
good has often
kept teams
from becoming
great. We can't
accept just
being good
because we
I have a special
group of people
that have an
to be great
............................ and w e'll be
, this is a if we don't
team. I like take advan-
tage of that."

IV- vil 11 IV.
h, it gets GIRLS
h, it gets SOCCER
Involved and Gateway
eally close. Conference
Paxon 1,
goal is a Fletcher 0
ionship and In a hard-
fought battle
ve the team during which
-were scarce,
the Paxon
Eagles won
SNolan their first
forward Gateway
After a scoreless first 40
minutes, Paxon's Rachael Sail
booted the game's only goal
about two minutes into the
second half, her low, skidding
shot just beating Senators
goalkeeper Amy Medis.
Fletcher (11-5-1) had a few
scoring chances thereafter,
but Paxon keeper Adriana
Lucas stopped every Senators
shot to ensure the shutout.

Gateway Conference
Tournament at Forrest
1. Forrest 228.5, 2. Fletcher
188.5, 3. Mandarin 141, 4.
Raines 96.5, 5. First Coast
96.5, 6. Stanton 88, 7. Lee 79,
8. Sandalwood 78, 9. White
70, 10. Wolfson 65, 11. Parker
60, 12. Paxon 31, 13.
Englewood 24, 14. Jackson
20.5, 15. Ribault 2.
Fletcher's Nick Dalcero was
the Senators only Champion-
ship bracket winner during
last weekend's Gateway
Conference championships.
Dalcero won a major decision
in the 152-pound weight
class. Teammate Grant Fong
reached the final at 145
pounds, but lost by a deci-
The Senators earned a
majority of their points -
and a second-place finish in
the two-day event through
excellent finishes in the
Consolation bracket.
In the Consolation finals,
Fletcher's James Rominger
won via pinfall in the 215-
pound bout. Senior co-captain
Will Carraher-Stross won a
decision at 160 pounds.
Anthony Preudhomme earned
a decision at 130 pounds.

Orange Park 57, Fletcher
The Senators fell to the vis-
iting Raiders last Friday night.
Laquille Lawrence led
Fletcher with 16 points
including a pair of 3-pointers,
followed by Lamar Scruggs
with 12. Marcus Berg returned
from injury to chip in with
seven points, Robert Thorpe
and Robert Gerena tossed in
five each in the losing effort.
The Senators will lace up
their sneakers again Thursday
at home against West Nassau
in a scheduled 7:30 p.m. tip

Photos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: Fletcher High midfielder/forward Sean Tracy (7) elevates above several Wolfson players to head the ball during action last
Friday night in the Gateway Conference championship game at Pattor Park. The Senators won the title with a 3-0 victory.
BELOW: Senators goalkeeper Taylor Wyman, right, makes a save late in the second half to preserve the shutout.



Senators lifter
Erika Lavender
cleans 95 pounds
during Monday's
girls weightlifting
competition at
Fletcher High. The
Senators compet-
ed against teams
from Ed White
High and
Mandarin in a tri-
meet. Girls
weightlifting used
to be part of flag
football asa:
spring sport in
Duval County but
was moved to a
winter sport in

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January 16, 2008

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


Good weather meant good catches last week

Speckled trout, whiting,
sheepshead and a few
snapper dominated the
bait shop talk most of the
Capt. Dennis Young, on his
"Sea Dancer" with Charles
Barrentine, his brother and
friend Clayton Doerr, drifted
and anchored over the party
grounds last week. They
caught their limit of snapper
weighing between eight and
19 pounds, one 16-pound
grouper and lots of sea bass.
Jetty guide Fred Morrow
fished along the rocks last
Tuesday with Jack Strickland
and Robert Ventiste aboard the
"Little Yvonne." The three-
some caught 13 big sea bass


and 13 sheepshead weighing
up to three pounds.
Capt. Dave Sipler made two
productive trips last week. On
the first trip last Tuesday, he

Photo submitted
Jesse Cotner, Jr. caught this six-pound flounder recently at
Guana using finger mullet for bait.

caught 10 speckled trout and
on the second trip on
Thursday with Ernie Taylor,
iced down 12 trout, one red
and three ringtails.
Capt. Brian Russell and his
guests, the Marks family, fished
the jetties last week for 30
speckled trout to three pounds,
four sheepshead to eight
pounds, a 29-pound red and a
29-inch red they had to release.
Canal guide John Dyrssen
and friend Dwight Hibbard
used live shrimp in the canal
not too far from Cabbage
Creek and caught 12 trout
weighing up to three pounds.
Capt. David King on his
"Crusty Crab" made a trip off
the beach at Ponte Vedra and
caught over 60 whiting. Then
on Friday, Capt. David took
friends Ann and Billy White to
the Simpson Creek area where
they caught 10 trout, a yellow-
mouth, a sheepshead and a red.
It's now official. Larry
"Fishman" Finch reports that
the pompano have moved
quickly south to the surf at Ft.
Pierce. The Fishman also
reports clear 70 degree water is
providing the surf fishermen
with excellent catches of both
pompano and whiting.
Elijah Brown led the fishing
from the Jacksonville Beach
Pier last week. He left the
pier with 40 whiting last
Saturday. Other anglers
cleaned an occasional
sheepshead or drum.
Willy Ulmer and Louise
Barison teamed up last
Thursday and Friday and
caught their limit of
speckled trout on each
trip. They were using
nothing but artificials
around the docks just
south of the Fuller
Warren Bridge.
Al Wiltshire and John
Burroughs continue to
fish the river around the
Ortega area for trout,
drum and croakers. On
Thursday, aboard "John's
Toy," they used cut bait
and dead shrimp for a
cooler full of fish. Earlier
in the week on "Sharkey's
Den II," Al and John Tay
caught 31 whiting and 25 Mal
sea bass just off the beach sna
at Vilano.
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John and
Cox with
with jetty

Capt. Kirk Waltz, with Steve
Gibbert last Monday along the
-rocks, used live fiddlers for bait
and caught 13 sheepshead.
This past Sunday morning on
his "Enterprise" with Tom
Davitt, they anchored just off
the end of the south jetties
and caught six reds to 31 inch-
es and a pair of ringtails.
Good Fishin'.

Photo submitted
lor Weaver and friend Charlie
thews get ready to clean their
pper, grouper and sea bass caught
gently with Capt. Denois:Yo.uwgie

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Despite loss, Jaguars acquitted themselves well

he ques-
tion for
Jaguars is no
longer what
they will do
this week, but
where do they
go from here?
Along with
that, of course,
are the usual
questions of
what went
wrong up in REX EDI
Foxborough PREE
against the
Patriots and
how does Jacksonville prevent
another loss like the 31-20
one suffered last Saturday.


Coach Jack
Del Rio was
already think-
ing about that
over the week-
end. He needed
time to absorb
the shock of
losing in the
playoffs again,
but even with
Hls tears in his
Sees late as he
faced the cam-
eras, he had to
ONDSON be looking
BOXO ahead.
BO There was
talk before and
afterward about playing a per-
fect game, to which Del Rio
shrugged, "These are no per-

fect games, only games near-
That's what coaches work
and pray for and only the
New England Patriots seem to
have found the key to that.
Finishing the season 16-0,
make it 17-0 with the win
over Jacksonville, may not be
perfect yet, but the team is on
its way.
And if you have an All-Star
cast to aid and abet a quarter-
back, who seems to be as near-
perfect as he needs to be,
that's enough to make even
New England coach Bill
Belichick smile almost. The
great stoneface would make a
wonderful pall bearer.
What should Del Rio and
staff do to guard against defeat

Jaguars quarterback David Garrard (9) spots an open receiver during action last Oct. 14 as cen-
ter Brad Meester looks to block. In his first season as the starter, Garrard guided Jacksonville to
the divisional round of the AFC playoffs and solidified his position as a team leader.

next season?
The solutions are simple: 1.
Avoid being overly confident
when playing the New
England Patriots. In fact, avoid
playing the Patriots unless it's
another playoff game peri-
2. Avoid turnovers if possi-
ble. Turning the ball over to a
team like New England (is
there another team like it?) is
suicide. There are some, like
the Indianapolis Colts, who
are just as bad or good
depending on your viewpoint.
In the past, the Colts,
Tennessee Titans and Houston
Texans have been particularly
eager to claim lost balls from
the Jaguars..
3. During practice, have the
team repeat, "Touchdowns,
not field goals please!" This is
not meant as a smear toward
kicker Josh Scobee, who did
his part by kicking two field
goals last Saturday night only
because his mates failed to
post more than two TDs while
Tom Brady was racking up the
six-pointers. It doesn't take a
Harvard man to know that six
is more than three, even when
a golfer is keeping his own
When the Jaguars get down
to brass tacks in this week's
post mortem, they'll see a lot
of good things came out of
the Foxborough expedition in
spite of the playoff loss.
1. David Garrard got some
excellent experience as the
team's real leader. Sure, he had
two costly and embarrassing
turnovers a fumble and an
interception but for a man
who has been the starting
quarterback for only one sea-.
son Garrard conducted him-
self as a winner. His line: 22 of
33 for 278 yards and a pair of
Compare that to Tom Brady,
who today is no doubt the
No. 1 quarterback in the NFL,
all praise to others notwith-
standing; who went 26 of 28
for 262 yards.
Fact is, friends Romans and
people from.the country, the
Jaguars came pretty close to
upsetting the odds-on

SPO mT m I

Jacksonville Beach-Babe-
Ruth Baseball will conduct
registration for the spring sea-
son on Jan. 19 and 20, as well
as Jan. 26 and 27 at Seabreeze
Elementary School.
On Saturdays. registration
will take place from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m., on Sundays from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Beaches Basketball
A Beaches basketball league
is open to boys and girls 3
years old through 5th grade.
The league runs through
Saturday, March 1.
Play consists of an eight-
game season and all players
receive a T-shirt, trophy and
For more information or an
application, visit beachesbas-
ketball,com or phone Tommy
Hulihan at 349-2611.

Fitness Camps now open for
Beach Girls Fitness, an out-
door fitness program for
women of all fitness levels.

.The fitness camp involves a
total body workout designed
to help women lose weight,
gain energy and boost self-
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays at
5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for
one hour each and are for
women only. There is a new
co-ed class on Tuesdays and
Thursdays beginning at 7 a.m.
For more information
phone Pushpa Duncklee at
403-9568. or visit beachgirls-

Gate River Run
The official Gate River Run
entry forms and training
schedules are now available
for the 31st running of
Jacksonville's signature run-
ning event on Saturday,
March 8.
Forms and schedules may
be obtained at gate- and online regis-
tration is available. A com-
plete training guide is also
More than 17,000 people
annually take to the streets in

Jacksonville's largest participa-
tory sporting event which ..
includes four popular races
through some of the city's
most scenic neighborhoods.
GAte River Run is the site of
the USA 15K Championships
for the 15th consecutive year,
and attracts a top field of
world class American runners
racing for more than $65,000
in prize money. For the fifth
year, the Equalizer Bonus will
award $5,000 to the first male
or female to cross the finish
This year, for the first time
ever, the race will finish on
the field inside Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium.
For more information on
the Gate River Run and com-
panion race day events, visit or
phone 731-1900.

Ponte Vedra Predators
lacrosse is seeking some dads
and volunteers to step up to
the plate to help with coach-
ing. No prior experience is

Photo submitted
The Man U soccer team from Ponte Vedra Soccer Club won the inaugural Clay County U-12
3v3 challenge Jan. 5-6. Pictured from left: coach Alex Castellanos, Taylor Martin, Ben
Constantino, Chase Gruber and Josh Castellanos.

,,'-'Those interested in helping
out must become certified in
order to do so. Contact Scott
Cleary at scleary@harrelland- for more informa-
Also, visit PVAAcoachtrain- User ID: PVAA,
Password: Coach for addition-
al details.
Team moms and other vari-
ous volunteers will be needed
throughout the season.

Pre-game entertainment for
the Aussie Day Challenge will
include a special presentation
from the stars of the
Discovery Channel series
American Chopper.
Additionally, local television
sports director Sam Kouvaris
and a dream child from
Dreams Come True will also
be on hand to help with the
The Australia Day
Challenge is a historic meet-
ing of the Leeds Rhinos and
the South Sydney Rabbitohs,
hosted by Jacksonville
Axemen and taking place at
the University of North
Florida's Hodges Stadium on
Jan. 26.
Actor Russell Crowe and his
team, the Rabbitoh, recently
hosted the American Chopper
crew while they were in
Australia doing research for
an Australia-themes motorcy-
cle. The OCC team, including
the famed Teutuls, will travel
to Jacksonville to participate
in the Aussie Day Challenge
and prior to the game will
present a thank you gift to
Crowe and the South Sydney
The current European
Supperleague Champion
Leeds Rhinos will take on the
South Sydney Rabbitohs at
Hodges Stadium in front of a.
crowd expected to include
fans from at least nine coun-
tries and 41 states. Kickoff is
scheduled for 1 p.m.
Details on the game are
available by visiting the
Jacksonville Axemen website

The Over Forty Soccer Club
plays at the San Pablo Fields
(opposite Fletcher High
School) Sunday mornings.
Contact John Goetz at 654-
4832 or via e-mail at for
more information.

favorites in spite of the 31-20
final score.
Del Rio's team scored in
every quarter, even breaking
open the game by a 7-0 count
when Garrard passed to Matt
Jones for an 8-yard score.
The Jaguars may have been
defeated, but they were never
embarrassed. They may have
been guilty of over-confi-
dence, but never scared by
playing an undefeated great
team that has bettered all
comers all season.
If Jacksonville displayed any
weakness it was on defense.
But it can't be very bad when
the acknowledged best team,

with the acknowledged best
quarterback in the league
playing in its own backyard,
only wins by 11 points.
The Jaguars lost to a superi-
or team, plain and simple. But
it wasn't that superior. And
Wayne Weaver's ballclub did
get to the playoffs where it
conducted itself well. If you
don't believe so, ask the
Pittsburgh Steelers.
There is a solid foundation
upon which to build for next
season. The important thing
to avoid is the type of collapse
Jacksonville had the year fol-
lowing the-2000 disaster at the
hands of Tennessee.

SJeffrey J. Sneed, P.A.

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costs. (904)509-9071, Tim.
BLUE HOUSE gone green. New 4/3 home
built eco- friendly. 404 Davis St., $585K,

Sweeping, panoramic views, 3700sf, lap
pool, cul-de-sac. Modem designers home,
400sf in-law suite, 4000sf decks & cov-
ered patios. First $975,000. MLS#393428.
appointment Only. Fenced yard, hot tub,.
storage i building. a ,Alti for-, $360,000,:
(904)866-8720 or (904)686-4960.:.: ;:
FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
beach home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf.
MLS#376506. $399,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
West. 241-6514, 655-7831. Make Offerl
S. JAX Beach, 31st and 1st. Oceanview,
great buy, negotiable. 246-9672 (day),
249-2460 (night).

COSTA VERANO breath taking views
from this beautiful end unit w/ over 2200sf.
3BR/3BA/13 ft. ceilings, granite counters,
stone firs., all stainless appliances; roman-
tic master suite w/ jacuzzi, huge corner
balcony. Condo amenities include: social
rm., ocean front fitness center, heated out-
door pool, steam rm., sauna, hot tub, the-
ater room + billiards rm. & business ctr.,
security and 2 parking garages. Call own-
er for appt. Priced below market at
$1,049,000. 568-6909 or 853-6470.
THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.
TOWN CENTER, only 3/2 condo in Espla-
nade avaqilable. $298,000. (904)897-
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, 12th floor,
luxury, 2BR/2BA, garage. $535,000 will
co-op.. Call (904)476-7548.
At the Beach
3BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $260,000.
sider lease option. 6mo.+. Owner/Agent.
beach, Rent to own, $175,000.
2/1 top floor, corner unit, tiled balcony with
reat views. Elevator, pool and storage,
325,000. Owner/Agent. 887-7053.

PRIME CORNER lot w/ two buildings, C1,
1103 S. 3rd St., $1.9 million. (904)318-
6545. -

WAREHOUSE FOR Sale, St. Johns Bluff.
12,200sf. total. acre. 200' footage, 2
bldgs., Front 7200sf. Back (w/exposure)
5000sf..Asking.$12-milioo.. Easton,.Sand-
erson & '0:;356-22281RealtomiL !'IR ) r"s.v

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NEPTUNE BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just ATLANTIC BEACH- Ocearnside, JAX BCH, 708 14th Ave. S., 3BR/ 2BA, BRAND NEW condo With new stainless
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU1. $895/mo. All 2BR/2BA condo w/cluo pool, just steps to arage, fenced, refrig., stove, oven. steel appliances, hardwood floors,
South Realty, 241-4141. beach! $1100/mo. All So-thRelt, 40/mo. (904)536-4774. $1300/mo. 476-6361.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house. la aar. new-24411 ATLANTIC BCH ocean foturihd

WATER FRONT Marsh Landing
4BR/3BA, pool, all upgrades, corner lot,
wood floors, new roof, 2 fireplaces, 2 fami-
ly rooms, 1 story, 193 Linkside Circle
(904)655-1993., $885,000.
COUNTRY LIVING, 5 miles from the
beach. Lovely, small, renovated home on
private, rustic property. Best of both
worlds. $145K. (904)565-9919.
ATL. BCH. 2/1, for only $147,900. Remod-
eled, open floor plan, unbelievable financ-
ing opportunity. No dow payment. No clos-
ing costs. Fixed rate only. Call Kathy Karr-
Garcia, Broker, The Beaches Realty
Group. 249-2299.
View our Open House schedule at
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
WATERFRONT, 1 acre, Holiday Harbor
(off San Pablo Rd.); 5 minutes to beach;
3000sf, 4/3, huge pool, floating dock, 100'
bulkhead, $890,000, (904)509-9071, Tim.

$20,000 under appraisal.
At the Beach
2BR/2BA with W/D & garage. $185,000.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
OCEAN FRONT 1BR/1BA, fully fumished,
weekly rentals permitted, beautiful view,
ocean front pool, $235,000, great rental
history, 241-0267.

1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo.
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.

house 4BR/4BA. 354-4491.
NEP BCH, 4/3.5, 3500sf, pool, frplc., on
marsh. $2000/mo. 249-0156.

NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No 3/2, 2 car garage, $1500/mo, no pets,
pets. (904)249-5368. 904-994-4220.

JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1195/mo.,
655-5367, 803-3099.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1A! $845/mo. All South Realty,
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
ATLANTIC BCH 2/2, privacy fence,
screened in porch, CH&A, utility room, 18"
porcelain tile, rew carpet, 1325 Mayport
Landing Circle. $750/mo. 1-888-259-0783.

COURTYARDS, 2BR/2BA, WDHU, tile, 1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep. 2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600/mo.,
853-6005, 982-4932. (904)891-0606.
NEPTUNE BCH small 1 bedroom Apt., 4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
close to ocean, completely furnished, all $500/mo. 904-891-0606.
utilities included. $795/mo. Call 247-7910.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 apartments availa-
ATLANTIC BEACH, newly renovated, ble, 2BR/1BA, clean, new, 2 blocks to
2BR/1.5BA TH, w/direct beach access, beach. $1300/mo. 347-3523.
$1750/mo, (904)234-5565. 3---

NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, upstairs,
covered balcony, WDHU, very private.
Many extras. $985/mo. 616-3580.
MOBILE HOME private lot, 2BR/2BA,
CH&A, WDHU, $675/mo. 273-0857
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach, qui-
et, safe area, lower 2/1, CH&A, W/D in-
cluded. $895/mo. Lease, deposit, refer-
ence. Small pet OK. 993-1118.
house, 1/2 block from ocean, garage,
$1500/mo. Call Rich 476-8521.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1 block to ocean, 2
story large 1BR/2BA apt. W/D, includes
some utilities. No pets. Stands alone,
$995/mo. 1546-1 Ocean Blvd. 241-5002
or 241-8228.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RDI Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all professional
hardwood flooring, diningroom, livingroom,
WDHU, CH/A, huge fenced yard, parking
for 2-3 cars. Home warranty. Lowest rent
since 1989, $1030/mo.+ 247-3191.

Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-
home. Approx. 900sf., newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
$900/me. No pets. 616-5615.
APARTMENT FOR rent $660/mo Call
759-7656 or 757-9699.
1 BR w/separate study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive South
1BR Apartment, 2 blocks from beach
$625/mo. 249-6748.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR, $675/mo laundry room in building.
Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
1/1, CH/A, ceramic tile floors, very clean.
1/2 block to beach. $800/mo., lyr lease,
sec. dep. $800, credit check. 116 14th
Ave. S. 246-3878.

ESPLANAUt ATI own Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.

v 1 I I ILt its l 5 n-o- u i ij gy ygar ., ne
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
2BR/1.5BA, 2 screened-in porches. Nice
location, 5 blocks from ocean.. $1050/mo.
+$700/dep. No pets. (904)502-8811.
SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2:5BA, fenced
back yard, tile downstairs, $1150/mo.,
JAX BEACH, 1103 5th Ave. S. 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, WDHU, $875/mo. +deposit, 220-
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
$785/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.
JAX BEACH 1 & 2 BR apts. on/ near
ocean, no pets, $725/mo & up. 246-3130.
neighborhood, available Feb 1, $635/mo.
includes some utilities. Credit check/refer-
ences required. No pets. 241-2857.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/1BA apartment, ATLANTIC BCH 3/2 CH&A, utility room,
laundry room,. CH&A, convenient to May- fenced in front & back yard. 2571 Montreal
port, 247-7641. St. $1000/mo. 1-888-259-0783.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/mo., 891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd..2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach, steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1395/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH: 265 Ahern St.,
$800/mo., 2 blocks to ocean, across from
Town Center; 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hardwood
floors, tile bath. No pets. $1000 deposit,
water, garbage & sewer included in rent.
UPSTAIRS, 2BR/1BA, large LR/DR, nice
kitchen, W/D, dishwasher, 1 block to
beach. $1100/mo. (904)247-3187.

GREAT 3BR/2BA, Jax Beach, pool & fire-
place, 1007 20th St. No., $1400/mo.
JAX BEACH, 3/2, fumished, Key West re-
sort style; includes pool maintenance,
$2000/mo., (904)536-2349. Licensed
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors,
2 blocks from ocean, large yard, W/D.
$1200/mo. +utilities. 1908 19th Ave. N.
IC WEST 3, 4, arid 5 bedrooms available,
$1200- $1800/mo. Independent Brokers &
Assoc., Inc. 247-4333 710-3111.
ATLANTIC BCH, 1/2 block from ocean,
4BR/2.5BA, +office/ laundry, cul-de-sac,
pool 4 spa, private gate to beach access.
o smokers. Pets allowed w/deposit.
$3000/mo. includes lawn and pool svc.

OCEANFRONT 3/2 condo, Jax Bch, new- .-. 1
ly'renovated w/pool, $1800/mo. (904)246- 3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S.,
7677. Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268

STUDIO UNIT, $650/mo., cable, electric, SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2BA; four blocks
internet all included; View of ICW. 543- to beach; one car garage; furnished or un-
1150. furnished; W/D included, $1000/mo., 407-
.... .. -... 616-5343.

JAX UHn, I2/ apt., quiet area, $/uu/mo
+deposit No pets. Available now. 201 N.
9th St. Reesa at 246-9162,
2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
2BR/1BA. $800/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
.garage apartment. 354-4491.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 126 Bay St. 2nd floor,
2BR, vaulted ceilings,, beautiful inside, off-
street parking. $1295/mo. 612-8868.

JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax OCEANFRONT- 2BR/2BA condo in S.
Bch! Garage, washer/ dryer 'hcludedl Jax Bchl Pool, clubhouse & morel
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141. $1350/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.

JAX BEACH, clean 2BR/1BA, CH&A, ceil-
ing fans, dishwasher; upper level w/deck.
No pets. $775/mo. $650 security deposit.
Immediate occupacy. References & credit
check required w/ $25 application fee. 614
4th St. No., 254-7644.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1BA; completely
renovated. $1100/mo, garage w/ washer & -
dryer,'smal. fencer;bfr ~ aCd;.,:2 blks';to,.
ocean, 247-8516.

NEPTUNE BCH. 2150 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit check, No, Cats/
Non-smoking, $800/mo. (904)221-5833.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.

2BR/2BA, appliances. $700/mo. (904)536-
FULLY FURNISHED apts. 1BR $950/mo.
incl. util. 2BR from $1500/mo. (904)318-
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House w/ fenced yard, 2BR/ 1BA,
screened porch, eat-in kitchen, livingroom,
diningroom. Short term considered.
$1350/mo. 607-2794.

Brand new 3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax
Bch. $1450/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-

PARADISE POOL home in PVB walk to
shopping, ocean, and more. 3BR/2BA. A+
school district $1900/mo. (904)993-5626.
GOLF COURSE Community, Windsor
Park. 3/2; $1375/mo. OBO (lawn service
included). Pets OK. (904)477-2404.
SAN PABLO/ Atlantic Blvd., 3/2,
1750sqft., large private yard, new sod,
$1350/mo., 472-6254.
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1350/mo. 838-8725.
ATLANTIC BCH/ near Mayport Elementa-
ry, 3 BR, new appliances, W/D, fenced
yard, carport,, $1050/mo, 2p3-1346.

WOW, PONTE Vedra Condo, walk to the
beach for $875/mo., 2/2 w/fireplace,
all appliances included +single car ga-
rage. Close to shopping, schools. The
Colony. RE/MAX Unlimited. Richard

ATLANTIC BCHI, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen, fenced. backyard, WDHU, new SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
paint. $1275/mo. (904)571-5517. w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.

JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Conpletely renovat-
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990.
JAX BCH 3BR/1.5BA, beautiful corner lot,
fenced back yard, new 'carpet/ paint,
WDHU, adorable, must see, $1200/mo.

2BR townhome, $850/mo.
3BR/2BA house $995/mo.
3BR/ 2BA home, $1095/mo.
2BR/ 1 BA townhome, $800/mo.
Duplex, 3BR/2BA, $895/mo.
Dolphin Cove- 4/2, $1095/mo.
Forest Creek Condos
2/2 condo, $895/mo.
2/2 condo, $950/mo.
3/2 house in Bay Pointe, $995/mo.
Avail. 2/20/08.
3/2, Villas at Cross Creek, $1095/mo.
3/2 home,,an Pabl%.rek,$. tlt9/mol,.,
3/2 home, Greenfield Lakes, $1200/mo.
Avail. 2/15/08.
4/2 home, Sutton Lakes, $1225/mo.
Avail. 2/20/08.
3/2 home, Grogan's Bluff, $1295/mo.
Avail. 2/15/68.
3/2 home, Grogan's Bluff $1295/mo.
3/2 Wolf Creek condo, $1350/mo.
4/2 house, Windsor Chase, $1395/mo.
4/2 house, Sutton Lakes, $1450/mo.
4/2 house, Ashley Woods, $1475/mo.
5/4 home, Queens Harbor, $2995/mo.
3/2 condo, Merrill Pines, $850/mo.
2/2 townhouse, Shadow Wood, $895/mo.
2/2 townhouse, Raymur Villa, $925/mo.
2/2.5 townhouse, Fort Caroline Lakes,
3/2 townhome,, Derringer, $1150/mo.
3/2 house, Ridgemoore, $1250/mo.
2BR/ 2BA house, $1300/mo.
4/2 home, Monument Lakes, $1300/mo.
2/2 house, Ashley Green, $1300/mo.
1/1 condo, Maribella, $975/mo.
2/2 condo, Sonoma Southside, $1050/mo.
3/2 house, Deer Cove, $1095/mo.
3/2.5 house, Clifton Village, $1100/mo.
4/2.5 home, Ironwood, $1875/mo.
2/2 condo, Carlton at Oak Landing,
3/2 house; Sweetwater Estates,
5/3.5, IVy Lakes at Cunningham Creek
Plantation, $2600/mo.
3/2, Victoria Lakes, $1095/mo. Avail.
4/2, Lindsey's Crossing, $1195/mo.
4BR/ 2BA home, Eagles Hammock,
4BR/ 2BA home, Eagles Hammock,
$1350/mo. -
241-5501 OR 221-1711.
NEP BCH, walk to beach from this charm-
ing 3/2 w/ fenced yard & garage.
$1400/mo. 280-5142.


NEPTUNE BY THE SEA, 605 Cherry St.,
3/2, 2 car gar, Non-smoking. No pets.
$1600/mo. +dep. (904)307-1905.

vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1500/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.
SoUth, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ful. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call
Seascape 3/2 w/60' balcony, 7th floor
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2000/mo. 386-5008.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
2BR/2BA, garage. $1850/mo. -Call
SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, $1650/mo.

OCEANFRONT CONIDO:,~/2' ebni-.unit,.-
.furhed .Daily, ee -
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ROOM for rent in attractive home on wa-
terfront. Close to the beach, all utilities
incl.; $485/mo. 221-4117.

CHRISTIAN HOME has large furished
room for rent. $130/week. $100/deposit.
ROOM FOR rent, private bathroom,
2BR/2BA condo, located on Southside. No
pets. $600/mo. +dep. (904)519-1146.
NEPTUNE BCH, private bedroom w/ bath,
kitchenette, living area, nice. Util., cable,
plus wireless internet incl. $800/mo. Call
PONTE VEDRA Beach. room w/private
bath. $550/mo. includes everything. No
pets. (904)415-6277.

JAX BCH Intemet Executive offices, 1639
Beach Blvd., $350 & $425/mo. Contact
Brian 465-2505.
CES. Spacious modem individual offices
with phone, internet, printer, fax & mail
service, voice mail, 3rd Street address.
Contact Jim 249-4292.

SUMMERHOUSE. PVB, 1/1, $950/mo.
Includes full amenities, great location,

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JAX BEACH- Valencia 2BR/2BA,
Luxury condo. $1900/mo. (beautifully fur-
nished), $1700/mo. (unfurnished).
COURTYARDS OF Mayport, completely
remodeled, 2BR/2BA, .$799/mo., 247-
7910 or 887-6033.

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BELLEZA OF Ponte Vedra, 1 BR/1BA, 3rd
story, vaulted ceilings. $875/mo.
OLD PV, new 1BR/1BA condo, full ameni-
ties, $1000/mo, 220-6244.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors,
one year old, $1100/mo., 655-8686.

OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
Palms, gated, 2BR 2BA new luxury condo
w/ garage. Vaulted ceilings, washer/ dryer,
pool & fitness. Only $1200/mo. (904)472-
JAX BEACH Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool, con-
sider lease option, 463-7343.
PONTE VEDRA Beach Condo. 2BR/2BA
w/golf course view. All appliances.
$1000/mo. 904-236-2528.
JAX BEACH SOUTH. 811 So. 1st St.,
2BR/1BA, remodeled 2nd floor duplex, un-
furnished, 100 ft. from ocean. Pool,
CH&A, WDHU. No pets, 1 parking space.
$999/mo. $1000 security deposit. Please
call (904)463-1036.
PONTE VEDRA, Luxury patio home,
1/1, walk to beaches, pond view, pool/
health club amenities, $1099/mo.
.PV- BELLEZA GATED luxury condo
1BR/1BA pool/ fitness/ wd included
$850/mo. call 318-9114.
OCEAN GROVE IN PVB, 2/2, $950/mo.
Top Sell Realty 270-0222.
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.
Moorings condo 2BR/2BA, private boat
slip, pool, tennis courts, club room,
$1300/mo. 241-9922.
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, large 1/1, la-
nai, gated, fitness, pool, hottub, fireplace,
Pergo floors, garage & water included.
$980/mo., 379-4288.



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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


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NANCES, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
SEC. 3-9 CONSUMPTION AND POS- of which may be obtained by contacting,
SESSION OF OPEN CONTAINER ON 'Ollie Evans, Assistant General Counsel,
PUBLIC PROPERTY, TO PROVIDE FOR Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cy-
OUTDOOR CONSUMPTION OF BEER press Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida
AND WINE ON THE COVERED DECKS, 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
ADELE GRAGE CENTER, AND PROVID- If no contact has been made by you con-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE cerning the above by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
ORDINANCE NO. 80-08-75 will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER the Board of Nursing in an informal pro-
FOR SEVERABILITY; TO PROVIDE In accordance with the Americans with
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
The full text of the above ordinance is ceeding should contact the individual or
available for public inspection in the office agency sending this notice not later than
of the City Clerk. seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
All persons interested are notified to be (850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
present at the time and place listed above 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
and they shall be heard. If any person de- Service.
cides to appeal any decision at any meet- B 1
ing or hearing, he will need a record of the BL 1/9,1/16,1/23,1/30/08
proceedings, and for such purpose he NOTICE OF ACTION
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record BE T BAR O N I
shall include the testimony and evidence BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
upon which appeal is to be based.
upon which appeal is to be based. IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special Anita Worthington, R.N.
accommodation to participate in these P.O. Boxl10111
proceedings should contact the City Jacksonville, Florida 32247
Clerk's office at 247-5809, or at City Hall,
800 Seminole Road. CASE NO.: 2005-57062
BL 1/16/08 LICENSE NO.:1528762

PUBLIC NOTICE The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
The Planning Commission for the City of Robert E. Fricke, Assistant General Coun-
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and sel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald
hold a public hearing on Monday, Janu- Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
ary 28,,2008, ( 7:0,g m. in theCo p Florida 32399-3265, 850)245-4640,.
ChariberS.' located iat North f' _: 850)245' ....
Ja ckisfoii e B cri''to considertbhe !6"oi If no 'ohntact ;as bteea made"lyyou cen
ing application: ceming the above \by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
PC #01-08 Conditional Use approval of will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
an auto repair (brake repair) business in.a the Board of Nursing in an informal pro-
Commercial: C-2 zoning district, pursuant ceeding.
to Section 34-343 (d)(4) of the Jackson-
ville Beach Land Development Code. The In accordance with the Americans with
property is located at 1281 Beach Boule- Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
vard. accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
The above referenced applications is agency sending this notice not later than
available for review in the office of the seven days prior to the proceeding at the
Planning and Development Department, address given on the notice. Telephone:
City Hall, 11 North 3rd Street, during nor- (850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
mal business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm). 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
Planning Commission
City of Jacksonville Beach BL 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30/08
If a person decides to appeal any decision BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
by the Planning Commission with respect
to any matter considered at any meeting, IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such Andrea O'Daniel, R.N.
person may need to ensure that a verba- 13071 Tall Tree Drive
tim record of the proceedings is made, Jacksonville, Florida 32246
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be CASE NO.: 2005-63497
LICENSE NO.:9190099
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them. The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub- ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
mit the request to the recording secretary of which may be obtained by contacting,
prior to the beginning of the meeting. Ollie Evans, Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cy-
In accordance with the Americans with press Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori- 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.

If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by February 13, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing meeting of
the Board of Nursing in an informal pro-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
BL 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30/08

GET CRANE trained! Crane/ heavy equip
training national certification., Placement
assistance. Financial assistance. Georgia
School of Construction.
Use code 'FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
ed if qualified. (866)858-2121
DRIVER: DONT just start your career.
Start it right Company sponsored CDL
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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
CERTIFIED TEACHER available for tutor-
ing, 20 years experiencel 208-0384.
AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.

da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
BL 1/16/08

The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Febru-
ary 5, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach to consider the follow-
ing variance application:
BOA 07-100245 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) e, for 48% lot coverage
in lieu of 35% maximum to allow for im-
provements to a single family dwelling, for
property located at 3774 Poincianna
Blvd, more specifically, Lot 10, Block 12,
Ocean Terrace.
A copy of the above referenced applica-
tion(s) is available for review in the office
of the Planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, during normal
business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).
Board of Adjustment
City of Jacksonville Beach
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board of Adjustment with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m.'on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
BL 1/16/08


beach hiring Server, Host; Bus positions.
FT/PT. Must be dependable and outgoing.
DFWP. Email:, or apply in

Full-time in our Outpatient Clinic. In-
cludes all resident and employee health
care.. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to:
EOE/ Drug-Free orkplace.
STUDIO 22, a hot new salon in the heart
of Jacksonville Beach, is looking for excit-
ing Hair Designers. Call 249-6354 or apply
at 2200 So. 3rd Street.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
Property. Start $9/hr. Work vehicle
required. Non-smoker. 307-2841.

NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra 1. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.

P/T SECRETARY, F/T eventually, for
small business at the beach. Computer
knowledge a must! Construction knowl-
edge helpful. Please fax resume:
NEED SOMEONE to help clean out and
organize garage. 703-6703.
LICENSED MASSAGE Therapist needed.
Must be enthusiastic, dependable, and
consistent. Call 645-7559 for appointment.
work afternoons/ evenings & Saturdays.
Must be team player, multitasker and
computer savvy. Fax resume 246-8105 or
email: to
for beaches Employee Benefits firm. The
ideal candidate will support several
Account Managers with a wide variety of
HR administrative activities. Must have
strong organizational, clerical and Micro-
soft Office knowledge including Word, Ex-
cel and Outlook. Preferred hours are M-F
9:00-3:00. Please email your resume to:

HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
KENNEL TECH, P/T, must be available
weekends. Apply within: 13185 Atlantic
Blvd.. Must be good w/ animals.
beach hiring Kids Night Out counselor.
$10 per hour. Email:, or call
246-4827 x10.
Staff at a holistic doctor's office. Re-
sponsibilities will include answering
phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.
SMALL BUSY Ponte Vedra Beach interior
design firm seeking energetic individual
P/T to assist in a variety of office tasks.
Computer knowledge and office exp. All
day fri + 16 hrs Mon- Thurday, flexible.
Fax resume to 280-0030.
BABYSITTER NEEDED for 5 year. old
boy after school from 3-5prm in my Jax
Beach home. Some Monday evening
hours are also available. $25 per week.
Call 241-4344 Iv. msg.
FRONT DESK Receptionist needed for
Chiropractic office. Bilingual a plus, will
train. Resume to 423 N. 3rd St., Jackson-
ville Beach.
COUNTER HELP, mornings & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
SATURDAY OR Sunday- private Ponte
Vedra home. Cut lawn, wash cars, clean
pool, $10/ hr 728-8398.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
professional Beaches law firm; Must be
organized, pleasant personality and have
good communication skills. Email resume
to: or fax to
Atlantic Beach, Miminum 3yrs. A/R; A/P &
Customer Service. DMV title work, Quick-
books, excellent benefits. Fax resume
Looking for change? Taylor Lane Day Spa
is seeking up to four Stylists, Massage
Therapist, & Spa Director that are talented
and outgoing. Rent or High Commission is
available plus large sign on bonus. Con-
tact (904)302-0880.
TRAINERS FOR day program. Work
w/adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite' 500,
249-8556. EOE/ DFWP
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry,673-3639.
Fleet Landing, a premier Continuing Care
Retirement Community, is currently ac-
cepting applications for a Registered
Nurse with strong leadership and commu-
nications skills to join our team. All candi-
dates must have at least one year of Long
Term Care experience with hands on ex-
perience in the area of Staff Development.
This is a full-time position offering a com-
petitive salary with excellent benefits. Ap-
plications available at Fleet Landing Se-
curity Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd. At-
lantic Beach, FL 32233; fax to 904-246-
9447; website at; e-mail
to EOE/ Drug-
free Workplace.
EXPERIENCED HAIR Dresser needed for
upscale Ponte Vedra Salon. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 280-4247 or
Newspaper Placement Services (N2PS) is
seeking an experienced sales person with
managerial experience to lead the sales
team. N2PS, a subsidiary of the Florida
Press Association, sells and services print
and online advertising for newspapers.
Successful account management, proven
leadership skills required and an under-
graduate degree'or equivalent related ex-
perience required. Email your cover letter,
resume and salary history to:
hr@ EOE, drug-free workplace.
for small print shop at the beach. Send
resume to
DRIVER- BYNUM Tranport needs quali-
fied drivers for Central Florida- Local &
National OTR positions. Food grade tank-
er, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay, new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-

Join our team. Our company has openings
for our service dept, good salary, must
possess a good driving record, be custom-
er friendly. We offer company vehicle,
paid vacation and holidays. Leap over to
us. Apply at 159 19th Street N. Jax.
Beach. 242-9002.

Looking for a career? Stylists, Barbers,
Nail/ Pedicure Techs needed. Great
incentives w/progression. Call Diane at
525-2164 for more details. EOE.
Fleet Landing, an upscale retirement com-
munity in Atlantic Beach, FL is seeking a
creative, holistic, vision-centered wellness
professional to lead the design, implemen-
tation and management of a multi-dimen-
sional wellness program targeted to older
adults. Candidates should possess a de-
gree in Health Administration, Wellness or
Exercise Science with at least 5 years of
experience. Competitive salary and bene-
fits. Please email resume to EOE/ Drug Free
Child Development Research Center -
University of North Florida. Minimum re-
quirements: High School Diploma or
Equivalent, 45 Clock Hour Certification re-
quired by the Department of Children and
Families, CDA, Pediatric First Aid Certifi-
cations and one year of recent teaching
experience with children infant through
age five. Annual Salary: $10 hourly wage-
full-time employment, non-negotiable.
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Ac-
cess/ Affirmative Action Institution. Minori-
ties, women, veterans and spouses of yet-
erans, and disabled persons are encour-
aged to apply. Please contact Jan
Goschke at 620-2374 for more informa-
struction office at Beach. Knowledge of
Quickbooks a must. Fax resume
Is growing. Have basic home repair skills,
tools, transportation & a smile? Call
221-3453. Good $$. P/T, FIT.
TOP pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT
ICW 220-2012.
able cleaning help. Residential/ Commer-
cial. Call 246-7200.
COLONIAL LIFE seeks an entrepreneuri-
al professional with sales management
experience to be come District Manager.
A Life/ Health license is required. This op-
portunity brings with it substantial earning
potential. Please contact: meredith.brew- or call (904)424-5697.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
$420+ per week. Paid weekly. Design
your own daytime hours. Wprk regular cli-
ents near your home. Must have own
transportation and phone. Experience a
plus. Beaches/ Intracoastal. 242-8235.
National Newspaper Placement Services
(N2PS)'is seeking an experienced sales
person to sell print and online advertising.
N2PS, a subsidiary of the Florida Press
Association, sells and services print and
online advertising for newspapers. Dem-
onstrated success with previous media
sales and an undergraduate degree or
equivalent related experience required.
Online sales experience a plus. Email
your cover letter, resume and salary histo-
ry to: EOE, drug-free work-
Starting pay: $10.90/hr; $436/wk;
$22,672/yr+ benefits. Maintains property &
evidence for Police Dept. plus enters into
computer system. Min. 1 year general
clerical exp. Applications accepted until
1/16/08 at City of Atlantic Beach, 800
Seminole Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
For more info visit or call
(904)247-5820. No smokers/ tobacco
users. Drug testing conducted. EOE
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean.dring e,,
cord required. Call April, 246-9,99'. 9 9


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CLERICAL/ ADMIN. Duties: Data Entry,
answer phone, email/ fax, $10-$12/hr. Call
Mary 1-877-842-9901.
HARBOR CHASE of Jacksonville is
currently hiring full time, wait staff/ util-
ity/ cook position. Please apply at
3455 San Pablo Road South.
CARPENTERS WANTED, transportation
and experience a must. (904)686-4818.
LOOKING FOR Admin Asst for busy travel
Agency, good communication skills and
great voice. $10 per hour Call
FRONT DESK- physician office. Experi-
ence required for fast paced internal
medicine office. Answer phones, schedule
appointments, collections, etc. Immediate
opening, competitive salary & benefits.
Call 241-8300, or fax resume: 241-0831.
HAIR & NAILS booth rental. Great new
salon, 630.S. 3rd St., Jax .Bch. $200 per.
week. Call Jimma or Dixie 246-2121.

Building Inspector
Starting pay up to $50,086 annually, DOQ
+benefits. Must be certified by State of FL
as a Standard Inspector, 1 & 2 Family
Dwelling, or be exam eligible. Must have
valid FL Driver's License with good driving
record. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled and may be obtained
at or 800 Seminole Rd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.
Building Code Administrator
Starting pay up to $68,494 annually, DOQ
+benefits. Must be a Florida certified
Building Code Administrator or exam eligi-
ble and have building inspection and/ or
construction experience. Must have valid
FL Driver's License with good driving re-
cord. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled and may be obtained
at or 800 Seminole Rd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug-testing on-c
ducted. EOEIt. ,. _-;- ; ,-

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PONTE VEDRA based family office seek-
ing a FINANCIAL ANALYST for its pro-
fessional staff. Candidate should possess
3-7 years of experience in accounting or
financial management. Public accounting
or commercial lending experience is pre-
ferred. Position will be responsible for ac-
counting and financial reporting, invest-
ment portfolio analysis, income tax plan-
ning and deal support for private equity
transactions. Please forward resume
and salary requirements to:
fits\ 401k\ flexible schedule. Golf Privileg-
es. Phone 904-246-4827, email:, or fax
resume to 246-9121. DFWP.
Full-time medical assistant to work in a
Continuing Care Retirement Communi-
ty. Experience required. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; faxt to
(904)246-9447: website at; email to EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.
Experienced in all phases of residential
metal roof installation. Standing seam,
5-V, metal tile, etc. Primarily residential in-
stallations, commercial experience a plus.
Beach based crew, major tools provided,
health benefits, matching 401K retirement
plan. No independent contractors, drug-
free workplace, must have valid Florida
driver's license. Call 1-800-662-8897
experience required. Must be enthuiastic,
dependable and consistant. Call 645-7559
for appointment.
LOCAL BEACH pest control company is
looking for a lawn care technician. No ex-
perience required. We work Mon- Fri.
Benefits include: health, dental & life in-
surance, retirement & paid vacation. Driv-
ers license is required. Drug free work-
place. Call 241-7175 for appt.

WANT HOME most weekends with more
pay? Run Heartland's Southeast Region-
al! $.45/mile company drivers, $1.28 for
Operators! 12 months OTR required.
Heartland Express (800)441-4953.

will train. Must have valid driver's license
& transportation. Start $8/hr up. Only seri-
ous, responsible, hard workers need ap-
ply. Eric, 716-4413.
Experienced, PT/FT. Ponte Vedra. Call or
fax resume to: 285-3128.
DRIVERS: CALL today! Bonus & paid ori-
entation 36-43 cpm. Earn over $1000
weekly. excellent benefits; class A and 3
mos. recent OTR required. (800)635-




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We have the following full-time positions available:

For immediate consideration apply in person to:
Human. Resources between 9am- 4pm
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 32082
Job Line: (904) 280-3607
Fax: (904) 273-7753
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F/T LAWN Maintenance, experience pre-
ferred, good pay. Jax Bches & Ponte Ve-
dra. Call 294-6695.
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good.driving record. Call 249-0360.

What are you really looking for?
We love doing hair and taking care of our
clients and each other. Our recently
renovated modern salon is like our
second home and we have fun and enjoy
working together. We're looking for a full-
time stylist with clientele to find a home
with us. You'll never know if you don't at
least checkus out. Call orjust take a peek
in the window. Ask for Jamie.
716 3rd ST. South JAX BEAch

Now hiring for the following position:
Our Garden Homes Dept. is looking
for full-time Landscape Maintenance
Workers. 40 hours, Monday-Friday
We offer excellent salary, and
benefits including paid Vacation
and Holidays, Health and
Dental Insurance, 401K.
Drug Free Workplace, EOE
Apply in person
Human Resources
101 Plantation Dr.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
(904) 543-7531

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @

ADVERTISERS IN this category are not
offering jobs. They are offering job-related
services and may charge fees. Readers
are advised to exercise caution before giv-
ing credit card information over the phone
without knowing what specific product or
service they will receive.

CLEAN PLATE Award Catering Kitchen
available. Atlantic and Seminole Rd. Fully
equipped, ready for Caterer, Lunch or To
Go Food Establishment. Call Meghan.

WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.
Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.'
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7
QCASH candy route. Have fun and get
Pid98&3 machlpearjree'' qcandy~-AII for
$9-995 (888)62 999B .BO02000033: Call
us: we will not be undersold!

6 weeks and up. HRS licensed. 8 years
exoerience.Call Tammv at 524-7224.

CNA/ HOUSE Manager. I am seeking a
live in position 3 days per week. Total care
of patient & home. I will provide transpor-
tation, references, & background. Week-
ends ok. Cynthia (904)755-1461.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $65/each;
Hotpoint refrigerator, $125; 641-9667,
CORDA-ROY'S KING sofa size bean bag
with footstool. Navy corduroy cover. No
tears. No stains. $100. (904)955-8832.
QUEEN BEDROOM set, 7pcs +matt., light
wood w/ beach grass art. $900. 704-4006.
PRIDE LIFT Chair, leather, tan, good con-
dition, used 4mos. $500 firm. 221-3425.

CERTIFIED CNA/ HHC, available for full CHILD'S LOFT bunk bed w/dresser &
time, unlimited home care. Brenda, desk, $250.472-5475.
(904)910-4039. nO LFF TANNINII h .b Ia . 9s $

Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to care for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
home, assisted living. Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.
"More than a service, more like a friend."
Transportation to doctor's, shopping, etc.
Will also visit your loved one for you in
nursing home. 220-0129.

MOVING SALE! Pennsylvania House bed-
room suite. Bassett entertainment center.
Coffee table, 2 desks, mirror, dining room
set, fan, dishwasher. 333-6777..
ANTIQUE RATTAN Dining set. Table
w/6 upholstered chairs, very good condi-
tion $150.. 247-6682.
FREEZER, HARDLY used, scratched,
$150, 249-8256.
SOFA, PURPLE fabric, $150; 2 piece pit
group, burgundy fabric, $150; pool table
w/light, $275, .626-5159.
BUILDINGS FOR sale! "Rock bottom pri-
ces!" 25x30, now $4100. 25x40, $5400.
30x40,$6400. 35x50, $8790. 35x70,
$11,900. 40x80, $14,900. Others. Manu-
facturer. Direct since 1980... (800)668-
OFFICE FURNITURE- desk, table, chairs,
call 716-0862.
FUTON COUCH/ bed $80, rattan wall mir-
ror $80, rattan couch $400, gold jewelry,
books & more. Carol 904-372-4297.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
FREE- TWO sofas. One is a pull out
sleeper. Both are in good cond. Call
(904)339-2105 or (904)339-1991. You
pick up.
SAWMILLS FROM only $2990- Convert
your logs to valuable lumber with your
own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available. www.norwood- Free information:
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spring/frame in exc., spotless condition.
$120. Can deliver. 246-1832.
TWO 24 bulb Tanning Beds, $699/ea.
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Can deliver & guarantee. 874-1747.
KENMORE HE2 front load washer & dry-
er, model 110; large capacity. Used 5
months. Asking $ 1500, 655-8502.
RASCAL MOBILITY Scooter, large bas-
ket, excellent cond, $600, 247-1717,
STOVE, STAINLESS Steel refrigerator,
$75 each. 710-7665.
NEW PIER 1 kids bunk bed w/trundle &
bunkie boards. No mattress. Converts to
twin beds, natural color. Paid $700, Ask-
ing $350. 223-1404' r
Hot tub $1200, Kingbed & amoire $500,
Leather oversized love seat and chair
$400, conference table & 4 leather chairs
$500, commercial fax $350, OBO. 333-
SALON EPISODE Pedi-Spa for sale. Like
new. $2500. Call (904)962-8863.

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applications, house calls, training, repairs,
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YARD CLEAN-UPS. Clean out plant
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Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
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lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
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8:30am-?, 10 San Pablo Cir. S.

MOVING SALE lots of new stuff. Friday &
Saturday 9am-12pm, 2329 Barefoot
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The Nearly New Thrift Shop located on
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SUMMERFIELD (PVB) Neighborhood Ga-
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field, next to Rawlings Elementary.

BEAUCLERC. BIG! Full! Guy Stuff: Gen-
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Great old and new furniture. HS for sale.
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20' SPORTCRAFT w/90hp OMC, sea-
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Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
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14FT SUNCOAST, 25hp Mercury, new
fish finder and many more extras, $1750.
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2002 VESPA 50cc Scooter, seafoam
green, 3000 miles, exc. cond., mirrors,
storage on back w/backrest, $2000. Email
me at: if interested.
2001 HARLEY Davidson XL 1200C
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tires/ brakes/ battery, 6000 miles, excel-
lent condition, $5999. 923-5879.
Buy and sell cars, cycles & parts.
This Sunday, January 20th. E. Palatka
2002 HARLEY Davidson Fatboy, deep
purple,, S&S coversion. Electron-
ic fuel injection & ignition system by
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condition. 10,500mi.. Only $13,500.

NEED A Van for your business? 1994
Dodge Ram 250, 3 quarter ton, auto air,
new transmission. Includes: ladders, paint
sprayer, hoses, etc. $3000. 221-7667.
1994 MAZDA, V6, 136K miles, extended
cab, 5speed, topper. Good condition. No
oil use. $3650. 285-2927.
'01 ISUZU Trooper, DVD/CD/GPS, 73K
miles, black, immaculate condition, cus-
tom rims. Must See! $8500 OBO.
2005 FORD F350, turbo diesel, dually,
King Ranch edition, fully loaded; below
wholesale, $26,500. Showroom clean, in
& out, 242-4696, 434-1036.

JAGUAR XJ8, 1999. Outstanding garage
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2002 ENVOY SLT, $14,750. Call
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2003 CHEVY Tahoe, loaded, exc. shape,
80K miles, $14,500 OBO. 504-9405
2000 VOLVO S80, 108,600 miles, $6000,
as is, 249-8256.
320, 33K miles, silver, excellent cond.
$25,900 OBO. 591-6795.
1995 NISSAN MAXIMA GLE, great condi-
tion, 125k miles, $4500. Call 334-1476.
1999 MAZDA 626ES, immaculate condi-
tion, low miles, leather interior, sun roof,
power windows/ locks, cruise, CD, $5500
offer, 887-9030.
1987 MERCEDES 420SEL, high mileage,
sound motor, $500, 220-3177.

Buy and sell cars, cycles & parts.
This Sunday, January 20th. E. Palatka
2004 JEEP Grand Cherokee Limited Edi-
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miles, $15,000 OBO. (904)486-0767.
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Winter sports nearing the postseason

Photos by Rob DeAngelo

ABOVE: Paxon goalkeeper Adriana Lucas makes the save as Fletcher's Angel Cicchino pressures during the Gateway
Conference championship game last Friday night at Patton Park. Paxon won the title with a 1-0 decision.
LEFT: Senators defender Donald Grzena (15) turns away a Wolfson scoring chance in the boys Gateway title game won by
Fletcher, 3-0. It was the second straight conference championship for the Senators.

LEFT: Nease High
forward Neil Leahy
looks for an open
teammate as he
passes the ball
during recent bas-
ketball action at
the Panther Cave.
RIGHT: Fletcher's
Shenikqua Woods
cleans 95 pounds
during Monday's
girls weightlifting
competition also
featuring teams
from Mandarin and
Ed White.


Read this monthly feature for your own Home Improvement Projects.

Woodstove Safety Tips

Panthers midfielder/forward Filip Ivanov dribbles the ball in the
box during recent Nease High boys soccer action. The Panthers
are playing this week in the St. Johns River Athletic Conference

a fire.
Find A Professional Installer
Few homeowners have the technical
"know-how" to properly install a wood-
stove, fireplace insert or other wood
burning appliance, and fewer still
understand all of the pertinent building
code requirements in their community.
For example, clearances between the
wood burning appliance, the venting
system and any combustible materials
above, below or beside the appliance
are critical. What's more, installation
errors in a wood burning appliance
rarely prevent it from "working." This
can all too easily leave a homeowner
with a false sense of security-until it's
too late.
Learn How To Burn
Before the installer leaves, ask him or
her to show you'how to use your wood
burner. Include all family members in
the discussion, if possible, and use this
opportunity to set strict rules about who
is permitted to operate the new appli-
ance. Much of what you learn will be
specific to the make and model of the
wood burning appliance you buy. Other
safety tips will be more general in
nature, but are every bit as important:
Keep a properly maintained fire
extinguisher nearby at all times.
Move combustible items as far away
from the wood burner as possible.
Use only clean paper, newsprint and
dry kindling to start a fire. Never use an
accelerant like gasoline, kerosene or
lighter fluid.
SBurn seasoned wood only. Wet or
green logs may cause a combustible
residue to build up inside your chimney.
Never burn trash or garbage in your
wood burner.
Close the door of your wood burn-
ing appliance as soon as it's lit and
immediately after loading new logs.
Talk to your local fire department.
They may be able to offer additional
information about burning wood safely,
and they may be able to provide addi-
tional information about local ordi-
nances that affect when you can use
your wood burner.
Follow Maintenance Guidelines
Make sure you read and follow the
maintenance guidelines provided with
your wood burning appliance to help

keep it working properly. Many manu-
facturers recommend an annual inspec-
tion, and your installer can often per-
form this service or recommend an
inspector. Remove ashes regularly, and
have your chimney inspected and
cleaned each year by a certified chim-
ney sweep.
Install Smoke And Carbon
Monoxide Detectors
If you haven't already done so, now is
a great time to install smoke and carbon
monoxide detectors throughout your
home. These devices can potentially
warn you about a fire or wood burner
malfunction, and may save your life.
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the best locations for each device, and
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Midweek Edition WJanuary 16, 2008

Vol. 45, No. 60



SAn edition of The Beaches Leader


Serving the communities of Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Mayport since 1963

Read letters to the editor on
local topics, Freestyle, local
events in Around the
Beaches and more in your

Arbor Day is Friday and as
part of the 136-year-old com-
memoration trees will be
given away in Jacksonville
Beach and Ponte Vedra
Beach. See Freestyle, A-2.


PV district is

now smallest


As early voting got under way Monday for Florida's presi-
dential preference primary, 167 persons cast their ballots at
the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, at the center of what
was once the dominant voting district in the county.
District 4, which encompasses most of Ponte Vedra Beach,
now has the smallest number of voters registered among the
five voting districts in St. Johns County, whereas once it had
the largest number.
Registered voters eligible to vote in this month's primary
number 18,781 in District 4, according to a new report from
the Supervisor of Elections Office.
That's half the number of voters in.Ponte Vedra Beach's
neighbor to the west, District 1, where 37,911 persons are reg-
istered to vote, according to the report.
The other district totals Are 23,503 in District 2, Southwest
St. Johns County; 21,760 registered in District 3, south of St.
Augustine, and 21,755 in District 5, the beach areas from
Mickler Road south to District 3.
Of the total .123,710 registered voters, 31,324 (25 percent)
are Democrats and 61,663 (50 percent) are Republicans. The

See VOTING, A-3 >

.I"bve used -to, saty, require- ~~'vuMU asa- .- .Photo by ROB DeANGELO
ment: tion Nease High's Kyle Johnson, center, in white, rea! s as he scores a goal against Palatka in the
SFi e l opening round of the St. Johns River Athletic Conference tournament Monday night at Panther
Stadium. Complete story on page B-1.

Juliannie McCarthy won the
inaugural "Talent Explosion,"
sponsored by Oceanside
Rotary Charities and held
Friday at Florida Community
College Jacksonville's South
Campus. McCarthy, who
attended Nease as a sopho-
more and junior before grad-
uating from Douglas
Anderson School for the
Performing Arts, earned
$2,500 for her rendition of
"Think of Me," from Phantom
of the Opera. Arthur Crofton
was the evening's master of
ceremonies. Judges were
Robbie Rose, Mary Anne
Christensen and Shannon

photo courtesy of David
Maclnnes, Oceanside Rotary

Online classes give quick
avenue for teaching, see
A-6. Also find People and
Places, For the Seniors and
Cooking in the Beach Living
section, which starts on A-6.

1992: "American Gladiator"
contestant Leman "Buzy"
Rosenberg (left) of Neptune
Beach with "Titan," aka Bob
Chicherillo. See story, A-6.

Kids train for run

Nearly one-tenth of the student
body at Poite Vedra-Palm
Valley/Rawlings Elementary School
are in training for the 31st annual
Gate River Run, to be held March 8
in downtown Jacksonville.
Ninety-three of the 1,104 students
at the K-5 school on A1A in Ponte
Vedra Beach are training for eight
consecutive Monday afternoons to
take part in the race, which begins
and ends at Jacksonville Municipal
Each 30-minute training session
takes place after school and is con-
ducted by their physical education
instructors, Robyn Harden of
Rawlings and John Heekin of PV-PV.
They are assisted by, among other
parent volunteers, Erin Crocker,
Gisella Greer and Pam Ervanian.
Last year more than 17,000 run-
ners and walkers participated in one
of the River Run's three featured
events. The 15K[9.6 miles], a U.S.
national championship, attracted
13,100 participants. The other two
events, a 5K[3.2 mile] race and a one-
mile fun run called Junior River Run,
each had more than 2,000 partici-

"The students who attend PVPV, K,
1 and 2, will do the one-mile fun
run," Harden said Monday. "A hand-
ful of my [Rawlings] kids also will be
doing that. The majority are proba-
bly going to do the 5K. And I've got
10 to 12 kids, including myself, who
are going to be doing the 15K.
"I told them, if they're training,
I'm doing it with them," she said.
Greer is helping to lead the 15K
group, which includes her son,
Stefan. She has run the River Run,
competed in her first marathon in
Jacksonville last month and has
another 26.2-miler on her schedule.
"I'm traIning for the Donna
Hicken marathon next month," said
Greer of the event that will be at the
Beaches Feb. 17.
Live bands will be performing at
10 different locations along the River
Run's 15K course to help keep the
runners pumped up. Water stations
will be located at every mile, and
medical stations can be found at sev-
eral points along the course.
In addition, thousands of specta-
tors will attend the race to cheer for
the runners, including the PV-
PV/Rawlings participants.

Zach and Sophia Ervanian (from left) Elizabeth Bechtle and Alexandria
Crocker, with Keegan Sovczak standing behind, 5-and-6-year-old students at
Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley/Rawlings Elementary School, sign in to get ready
for a one-mile "kids fun run." Ninety-three youngsters at PV-PV/Rawlings are
in training for either the "fun run," 5K or 15K races, all part of the 31st annual
Gate River Run March 8 in Jacksonville. More photos, A-8.

Middle schoolers posing nude online

causes concern aong paentscops

Detectives in Jacksonville Beach are
investigating an online site featuring
naked photographs of Fletcher Middle
School students.
Police were contacted last week by
two parents concerned about the sexu-
ally explicit images of several juvenile
girls that were depicted on a MySpace
One of the girls, who was recognized
by her mother when she visited the
.site, told investigators that an
unnamed suspect filmed a video of her
in private, police reported.
Still images from that video were
posted on the site. Details about the site
were redacted from the police report.
The online material also included
pictures of girls posed in bathing suits
and underwear. Others are featured in
sexually compromising positions,
Police said in the initial report taken
Jan. 13.
Police had not released any informa-
tion about the number of juveniles
involved or if the suspect is a student.
Jacksonville Beach Police Sgt. Tom
Bingham, spokesman for the depart-
ment, said detectives have identified a

suspect in the, case but declined to
release any additional information,
explaining disclosure might "compro-
mise" the case.
The pictures are no longer on
MySpace, which has a policy that
restricts images involving nudity or
other offensive materials. Bingham did
not say who removed the images from
the cyberspace social network.
He said the state attorney will make a
decision on whether to prosecute the
case, which is still being investigated.
Fletcher Middle School Resource
Officer Keith Shackelford is also assist-
ing in the ongoing investigation.
Fletcher Middle School has students
in grades sixth, seventh and eighth and
students range in age from 11 and up.

Tax reform gets Valley's ear


St. Johns County libraries and parks
will likely be the first victims of budget
cuts and reductions in county services
if the property tax reform measure on
the Jan. 29 ballot is passed by Florida
voters, a county official said Monday.
"If we have to cut another $10.5 mil-
lion out of the budget, it's going to
have to come from somewhere and
it's not going to come from public safe-
ty," Jerry Cameron, assistant county
administrator, told members of, the
Palm Valley Community Association
during their meeting Monday.
Instead, the estimated $10.5 million
loss the county will experience if the
property tax referendum is passed will
likely be cut from the county's discre-

tionary spending, which includes
libraries, the Parks and Recreation
Department, and contracts with non-
profit organizations, Cameron said.
The tax reform measure will appear
as a constitutional amendment propos-
al on the Jan. 29 ballot during Florida's
presidential preference primary. If
passed, it would increase the home-
stead exemption $25,000 and allow
homeowners who move to transfer
their homestead exemption savings
from their old house to their new one.
It would also cap annual increases in
the assessments of non-homesteaded
properties at 10 percent. To be passed
into law, the measure needs the
approval of 60 percent of voters.
The county commission's chairman,
Tom Manuel, and vice-chairman,
Cyndi Stevenson, expressed their
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AROUND THE BEACHES First-day early voters number 852
-- VOTING, from A-1

Breast screening clinic
The St. Johns County Health
Department (SJCHD) Breast Cancer
Education and Screening Program will
provide a free breast screening clinic, by
appointment only, today at the SJCHD,
located at 1955 U.S. 1 South, Suite 100.
The clinic includes a clinical breast exam
by an OB/GYN physician, education in
breast self-exam procedures and referral
for mammogram to women 64 years of
age and younger who are without insur-
ance or a funding source and are not on
Medicaid or Medicare. The program will
also provide a Pap test and pelvic exam for
women between the ages of 50 and 64.
Call 825-5055 ext. 1155 for more informa-
tion and to set up an appointment.

Photographer at Guana
The Guana Preserve will host a "Meet
the Artist" reception for nature photogra-
pher Robert Storm-Burks from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. Jan. 25. Burks' photography is on dis-
play at the Research Reserve's
Environmental Education Center and
available for purchase through March 31.
Call 823-4500 for reservations. :

Festival of Trees
In its third year, the St. Johns County
Festival of Trees at World Golf Village
raised over $15,000 to be shared between
two St. Johns County-based charities. The
festival, which ran from Nov. 30 through
Dec. 9 at the St. Johns County Convention

Center, brought together proceeds from
public monetary votes and silent auction
A post-event celebration for 200 festival
participants was held Jan. 10 at the World
Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. An offi-
cial check was presented to representatives
of the charities.

Dragonfly drawings
The Guana Preserve will host a chil-
dren's art class Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for kids between the ages of 11 and 14.
The class will focus on beginning drawing
of dragonflies and a dragonfly craft activi-
ty for students to take home. The class will
be taught by local artist Jean Drayovitch.
The cost to attend is $45. All materials are
supplied. Call 635-0941 to reserve a seat.

St. Augustine 'Fun Run'
The St. Johns County Recreation
Department will host a one-mile race for
children ages 5 to 13 Jan. 26 at 10:15 a.m.
Registration for the 2008 Matanzas Fun
Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the
Ketterlinus Gym.
The first 200 Fun Run finishers ages 13
and under will get a T-shirt. An awards cer-
emony will be held immediately following
the Fun Run in Ketterlinus Gym. Trophies
will be awarded to boys and girls first place
finishers, and the school with the most
runners will also be recognized.
Contact Jamie Baccari at 209-0377 for
more information.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Ralph Redmon "Pop" Robinson, Jacksonville's oldest
World War II vet, turned 100 Jan. 11. A party was held
for him Jan. 12 at Avante,. and the day was pro-
claimed "Ralph Redmon 'Pop' Robinson Day in
Jacksonville Beach" by the city's mayor, Fland Sharp.
Robinson has two daughters, Barbara Montgomery of
Waldorf, Md. and Beth Heath of Jacksonville Beach;
seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The great-grandkids who attended the party and
standing with "Pop" are, from left, Thomas Slagle,,
Charles Slagle, Linnay Corley, Emily Slagle and
Matthew Suto. The Slagles live in Atlantic Beach, Suto
in Jupiter, Fla. and Corley in Colonial Beach, Va.

Unique friendship on Shangri-La


While a series of Habitat for
Humanity homes is springing up
across Shangri-La from Mayport
Elementary, a friendship has sprung up
between the Habitat volunteers and
students and staff at the Atlantic Beach
The volunteers have been treated' to
lunch in the school's cafeteria, and stu-
dents, teachers and staff have signed
some of the 2x4s going into one of the
Students in Mayport Elementary's
extended day program visited a house,
still in its framework stage, Monday
afternoon. The youngsters, represent-
ing kindergarten through fifth grades,
were thanked for their involvement by
Ralph Marcello, executive director of
Habitat for Humanity of the
Jacksonville Beaches.
Teresa Hines, a Mayport Elementary
custodian, will be getting one of the
homes, where she's been working side
by side with the volunteers to build.

"We're very excited for her," said
Evelyn Dacecan, in the
school's front office and helps with the
extended day program.
"They've been extremely sipport-
ive," Mary Anne Christensen of
Habitat for Humanity said of the
school, its students and staff, "includ-
ing getting things for the volunteers
while they're working. And it's been
reciprocal, getting the kids involved by
signing the lumber asga way to tinder-
stand the whole Habitat ministry."
Christensen said the Hines family
was profiled as Habitat's Christmas
family. Donations collected and
matched by the Forsyth family of
Aqua East went toward the house.
"Dr. Nancy Bragan [principal at
Mayport Elementaryl has been
extremely supportive of Habitat for
Humanity of the Jacksonville Beaches,"
said Christensen, "including getting
the kids involved and understanding
the ministry. And, of course, having
the teachers make sure the volunteers
are fed and that everything is going
well, since we're going to be neighbors
with them.'

Lynch's gets seating OK

After, twice being denied permission for
outdoor seating, Lynch's Irish Pub at 514
1st Street North in Jacksonville Beach
received conditional use approval to con-
struct a small patio in the. rear of the busi-
The city's Planning Commission
Monday voted unanimously to permit
approximately 640-square-feet of outdoor
space for customers.
Approximately 1,500-square-feet of
enclosed space will be added for new rest-
rooms on the north side of the building,
according to survey of the site.
Thad Moseley, who with his
wife operates the Wave Crest
apartments near the pub in-the
Central Business District,
opposed the request because of
the unsightly view his tenants
would have from the second
"It looks right down the
throat of this proposed outdoor
seating area for drinking and

dining," he said.
"Neighborhoods change. We under-
stand that. Outdoor drinking and dining
doesn't really match second floor apart-
ments in that close proximity."
Lynch's was denied a conditional use
permit for patio seating in 2005 because
of a previous proximity standard related
to residential uses. That standard was
eliminated in 2006 for properties in the
Central Business District.
City Planners approved the current con-
ditional use request provided that con-
struction of the patio not begin until the
restroom addition is complete.

remaining 25 percent have no party
or some other party.
Among District 4 voters, 3,252
(17 percent) are Democrats and
11,290 (60 percent) are
The numbers have changed dra-
matically since the presidential
preference primary of 2000.
For that election, District 4 had
23,601 registered voters of the
83,367 total in the county.
The other districts had the fol-
lowing totals: District 1, 18,255;
District 2, 11,953, District 3, 14,474
and District 5, 15,084.
Countywide, Democrats made
up 35 percent of registered voters
compared with Republicans, who
made up about 49 percent. The bal-'
ance were no party or other parties.
The change in district totals
began with the 2002 elections, the
first one after new lines had been
drawn to try to equalize the num-
bers of voters in the five districts.
At that time, parts of what were
once District 4 were put into

District 5 (south of Mickler Road at
the beach) and District 1 (Sawmill
Lakes and part of Roscoe
Penny Halyburton, St. Johns
County elections supervisor, said
Tuesday that the numbers of voters
in District 4 have been rather stable
over the past two years, when
District 1 has been the fastest-grow-
A total of 852 persons voted
Monday at the six early-voting sites
in St. Johns County, according to
She told a meeting of the St.
Johns Civic Association Roundtable
Monday in St. Augustine that many
county residents have taken advan-
tage of the early voting period since
it was instituted in the 2004 gener-
al election.
She said early voting and absen-
tee ballots accounted for 40 percent
of all votes cast in the 2004 and
2006 general elections.
For the 2004 presidential elec-
tion, that meant more than 34,000

people voted early or by absentee
Early voters in this month's elec-
tion are using an optical scanning
system to cast their votes, instead of
the touch screen systems that were
used for early voting in 2006. The
optical scanners have been used by
the county since 1994.
Halyburton said the Florida
Legislature restricted the use of
touch screen ballots last year. For
the 2008 election year, touch
screens will be used in St. Johns
County only to accommodate dis-
abled voters, she said.
The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library is one of six early voting
sites in the county. Any registered
county voter can choose to vote
early by filling out their ballot from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday at one of the
early voting sites. The early voting
period ends Jan. 26. Florida's presi-.
dential preference primary will be
held Jan. 29. The ballot includes a
referendum on property tax reform.

Autonomy of local gov't impacted

REFORM, from A-1

disapproval of the referendum at
the Palm Valley meeting.
"The target of property tax
reform was commercial and non-
homestead properties, neither of
which was addressed by the refer-
endum," Manuel said.
Stevenson added that the
measure impacts the autonomy
of local governments, reducing
their capacity to create their own
budgets at their discretion.
Palm Valley resident Phil Kelly
said he was undecided on the
issue, but added that a reduction
in taxes would force commis-

sioners to take a closer look at
their'spending, and that was a
good thing.
Manuel responded by stating
commissioners had already insti-
tuted their own property tax
reform. "We took care of this
issue before they [state legisla-
tors] took care of this issue,"
Manuel said. He referred to the

hiring freeze commissioners
instituted last year as.evidence of
a reduction in the size of county
"St. Johns County had proper-
ty tax reform before the state leg-
islature ever got started on it,"
Cameron added.


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Photo courtesy of David Maclnnes, Oceanside Rotary
Fletcher sophomore Grace Nichols was
runner-up Friday in the finals of 'Talent
Explosion," an inaugural competition
sponsored by Oceanside Rotary Charities
and held at Florida Community College
Jacksonville's South Campus. Nichols, a
member of the Fletcher Women's Chorus
and Ladies Chamber Choir, earned
$1,500. The winner, Julianne McCarthy of
Ponte Vedra Beach, was awarded
$2,500. Carlton Walden received $1,000
for his third-place finish. Arthur Crofton
was the evening's Master of Ceremonies.


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photos by CHUCKADAMS
Students from Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Elementary School (above) gather
around coach Robyn Harden (in cap) Monday as they prepare for their
second training session for the 31st annual Gate River Run March 8 in
Jacksonville. Four youngsters (below) and Elizabeth Bechtle (left) run
around the bus loop during the 30-minute training session after school.
Those in kindergarten through grade 2 will take part in the one-mile "kids
fun run," and older students will take part in either the 5K or 15K races.
Among the school's 1,104 youngsters on two campuses, 93 are taking
part in the training program

Circus Is Here
Ringling Brothers Barnum &
Bailey Circus is at Jacksonville
Veterans Memorial Arena Jan.
16 through Jan. 20. This year's
circus is "Over the Top."
Performances will be held at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10:30
a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.,
3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5
p.m. Sunday. The arena is at
300 A. Philip Randolph
Boulevard. For information,
call 904-353-3309. For tickets,
go to
Outdoor Observations
Outdoor Observations is

offered from 10-11:30 a.m. Jan.
16 at Castaway Island Preserve,
2885 San Pablo Road South.
The program begins at the
park's education center. For
information, call 630-2489 or
Beach Walk and Talk
A guided tour of Huguenot
Memorial Park, part of the
Great Florida Birding Trail, will
be held from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 17.
The program is for all ages.
Participants will meet at the
concession stand inside the
park at 10980 Heckscher Dr.
There's a park admission fee of
50 cents per person. For infor-
mation, call 904-630-2489.

Nease project a finalist
A Nease High School multi-
media campaign aimed at
improving driving among high
school students has advanced
to the natiorial finals, making
Nease one of only 10 finalists
from throughout the country.
The campaign, "WreckLess,"
was created by students in
Nease's Communications'
It is a finalist in the national
Project Ignition competition
to promote safe driving, spon-
sored by the National Youth
Leadership Council in partner-
ship with State Farm Insurance
.The Nease students will be
awarded a $5,000 stipend to
attend the national conference
in Minneapolis in April,
according to a statement
issued by Nease Principal
Linda Thomson.
Those contributing to the
campaign are marketing stu-
dents, who created the overall
strategy and organized special
events; commercial art stu-
dents who designed the logo
and promotional materials;
journalism students who fea-
tured elements of the project
in articles for the high school
newspaper; mass media stu-
dents who developed slogans
for roadside signs; english stu-

dents who read two related
novels and wrote personal
essays, and television students
who produced stories for daily
Nease newscasts and created
the fifial DVD submitted for
Teachers go national
Nineteen. St. Johns County
teachers have been certified
this year through the National
Board for Professional
Teaching Standards. They join
1,675 others* in Florida who
qualified for national certifica-
tion during 2007.
This total ranks Florida first
in the nation in the number of
new. National Board Certified
Teachers and second overall in
the total number of nationally
certified teachers.
The additional qualifying
teachers bring St. Johns
County's total number of
board certified teachers to 183.
The new NBCTs were to be
honored at Tuesday's School
Board meeting.
Among them are Nease High
School teachers Paula Fryer
(math), Jaime Gall-(ESE), James
Johnson (English) and Cecilia
Powell (world languages other
than English).
To achieve National Board

status, candidates must submit
portfolios, student work sam-
ples, videotapes and rigorous
analyses of classroom teaching
and student learning.
Teachers receiving national.
certification can receive bonus-
es for serving as a teacher men-
High school showcased
The third annual High
School Showcase of the St.
Johns County School District
is scheduled 5:30 p.m. to 8
p.m. Jan. 31 at World Golf
Career academies, Junior
ROTC programs and accelerat-
ed programs will be showcased
for parents of eighth- and
The event will be held at the
St. Johns County Convention
Center at World Golf Village in
Central St. Johns County. The
public is invited.
Ladies, start your lutes
An evening of music, featur-
ing and pageantry of the
Renaissance will be featured
Jan. 26 when the Madrigal
Singers of the St. Johns County
Center for the Arts at St.
Augustine High School holds

its first Madrigal Dinner.
The event will be held at the
St. Johns County Agricultural
Center, 3125 Agriculture
Center Drive, St. Augustine.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and a
ceremonial procession will
begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are
$30, and reservations are
required by calling 819-8530,
ext. 22003.

photo by CATHY JONES
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts will host The Starfish
Circus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school's main stage theater.
Beaches-area students participating include Caiti Wiggins of
Ponte Vedra Beach, Ben Ellis of Jacksonville Beach and Jack
Permenter of Atlantic Beach. Tickets will be $8 at the door. The
school is at 2446 San Diego Road, Jacksonville. For ticket infor-
mation, call 346-5620 ext. 122

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