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Midweek Edition S


Vol. 45, No. 22

An edition of The Beaches Leader


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


This image of James Sanford
is on a vehicle used in
Sanford's memorial service
Saturday. See photo A-3


The annual Sisters of the
Sea surf contest took place
last Saturday at Hanna Park.
See story and photo, B-1l


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Rick Schaffer of Jacksonville,
above, and Morgan Monroe
of Ponte Vedra Beach, below,
are semifinalists for the
Discovery Channel Young
Scientist Challenge award.
See story A-7

'Just too much' for former principal

Landrum Middle School
Principal Pherbia Engdahl,
whose second year at
Landrum got off to a rocky.
start in late August, retired
Friday, one week after students
reported for the new school
St. Johns County Schools
Superintendent Joseph Joyner
on Tuesday appointed Wayne
King as interim principal at
the middle school on
Landrum Lane.
King, former assistant prin-
cipal at Switzerland Point
Middle School in Northwest

St. Johns County, began at
Landrum Tuesday.
Engdahl said her decision to
retire came as no surprise to
the Landrum staff because she
had told them about her
mother's health problems.
"My mother was dying,"
Engdahl said by telephone
"I decided it was time to get
my priorities in order. And I
Her mother, Pherbia Mathis,
formerly of Ashland, Ky., died
Saturday in a Jacksonville care
facility. She was 96. Visitation
and a service will be held
Friday in Ashland.
"I didn't expect all this to

happen," said Engdahl, who
said her mother had small
strokes before suffering a mas-

sive heart attack.
"It was just too much,"
Engdahl said. "How much can
one human being handle?"
Problems at Landrum sur-
faced even before opening day
Aug. 24. Student schedules
were done, redone and done a
third time, causing confusion
and delaying the start of class-
e s ,f
The problem which
Engdahl described as "some
kind of [computer] glitch" -
was solved after several School
District employees and
Engdahl spent most of the
weekend at the school before
classes resumed Aug. 27.
Joyner and Bill Fehling,

Ponte Vedra Beach representa-
tive on the St. Johns County
School Board, both apologized
for the scheduling problem,
,with Joyner vowing to find
out exactly what happened.
Landrum also suffered a
blow late last school year
when Kelvin "Bernie" Blue,
the school's respected dean of
boys, announced he was leav-
ing the school after 17 years.
Blue, who had been at
Landrum since it opened, is
now dean of ninth-grade stu-
dents, at Nease High School,
attended by most Ponte Vedra

photo by ROB DeANGELO
A large contingent of Nease High football supporters made the 208-mile round trip to North Marion High near Citra last Friday night for the Panthers
season-opener. Nease rolled to a 35-14 victory, Complete story and additional photos on page B-1.

Micklers, Guana are

beach cleanup sites

Volunteers can help with the International Coastal
Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at
Mickler beach access in Ponte Vedra Beach or at the
Guana reserve about 12 miles south.
Gloves and bags will be handed out to volunteers at
each site during registration, which closes at 9 a.m.
Groups and individual volunteers can pre-register,
however, and go straight to a certain area. To pre-regis-
ter, or for additional information, call 827-6980.
The international cleanup is a global effort to pick up
trash near beaches, lakes, rivers, and other marine envi-
From Cypress to Singapore, from Nigeria to Norway,
cleanup are being organized worldwide, involving
every major body of water on earth.
Those who wish to help clean up the four miles of
beachfront in the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve should check in at Guana's
Environmental Education Center, off State Road A1A
about 12 miles south of Mickler Road.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
John Kozlowski, from left, Sue and Jack Hord, owners of Palm Valley Golf Club; Stewart Lilley of
Ponte Vedra, and Richard Hansberg of Jacksonville Beach stand behind Palm Valley's newly
rebuilt second tee during Patriot Golf Day, in which 3,000 golf courses around the country partici-
pated and which coincided with the American Legion golf tournament held every Saturday at Palm
Valley GC on C.R. 210. Saturday's Legion event, which honored James Ard, a past commander at
Post 233 in Palm Valley, produced a $100 check for the Wounded Warrior Project.

County commissioners OK increase in garbage rates


Hours before giving prelim-
inary OK to a scaled-down
Budget, St. Johns County
commissioners Tuesday
approved increases in fees for
garbage pickup.
Residents will pay $189 per
year, up from $176 per home
for fiscal year that ends Sept.
The rate hike was still less

than the $200 per residential
unit recommended in July by
the Office of Budget
Management for the upcom-
ing fiscal year.
According to Wade
Schroeder, a budget analyst
for the county, the amount
was reduced because a "con-
tract discrepancy" was
resolved with with one of the
disposal companies.
The rate increase was need-
ed to "bring rates up to the

full cost of services," accord-
ing to the proposal the board
The rate hike, which does
not include the city of St.
Augustine, is countywide
despite the fact that the two
solid waste companies that
contract' with the county
charge the county different
Seaboard Waste Systems,
which collects in Ponte Vedra
Beach and elsewhere in the

north, charges $8.42 per
month for each house.
Advance Disposal, which
serves in south 'St. Johns
County, charges $9.17 per
month for each house.
"Because the population in
the south is more greatly dis-
persed, [Advance] has to
cover more miles and use
more gas to get to each
house," Schroeder explained.
County commissioners
lowered the tax rate from

6.9599 to 6.0282 under state
pressure to cut property taxes.
The lower millage was pro-
jected to bring in
$148,147,328, compared with
this year's $148,338,925.
Commissioners Tuesday
evening gave preliminary
approval to a reduced millage
rate and a budget of
$706,339,476 for the year
that begins Oct. 1. Final
approval is expected Sept. 18.

Subscribe and the Ponte Vedra Leader
will be delivered to you twice each week with all the news,
sports jnd advertising information for the Beaches.
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Education .......... A-9
Fishing........ ..........B-2
Obituaries ...........A-6

Opinion ................A-4
Police Beat ............A-6
Sports .................. B-i


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Get out the grass skirts
The Lemon Bar Luau will be held on Christian, Aloha Patrons
Saturday September 8, from 4 7 p.m. to- are the Allen C
benefit the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ewing, NH
Ministraty (B.E.A.M.). Foundation,
The event will feature food donated by Oceanside
Beach Diner. Caribbee Key, Louisiana Deli, Bank,
Mojo's, Mothers, Seafood Galore, Shelby's, Family Medical Center
Sliders, Sticky Fingers, Sun Dog Diner, Turtle (San Pablo) and the
Market, and Twisted Sisters. Entertainment Taylor Family Foun-
will be provided by Prince Pele's Polynesian dation. Geometric is
review. The luau will be held at the Lemon also a Sponsor.
Bar on the oceanfront in Neptune Beach, Silent auction items wvll
next to Sea Horse Motel. include an entertainment
Ticketsare limited this year to 550. More set with painted martini
than half of the tickets have been sold glasses and trays from
already. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $40 Pineapple Post, Spa & Laser Treatments and
(if available) at the gate. massages, gift certificates, unique artwork
Advance tickets can be purchased at and themed baskets.
B.E.A.M. at 241 7437 or at the B.E.A.M. B.E.A.M. mission is to help families recov-
office at 850 6th Ave. S. in Jacksonville er from financial crisis, keep them housed
Beach. and help them in the long term become self-
Baptist Health is the "Big Kahuna Patron" sufficient. Beaches Resource Center helps
for the Second Annual Lemon Bar Luau. children overcome challenges that are keep-
Trade Winds Patrons are Dr. and Mrs. Sam ing them from succeeding in school.

* beth Edwards to visit Atlantic Beach* *

Elizabeth Edwards to visit Atlantic Beach

Elizabeth Edwards will be at
The Bookmark in Atlantic
Beach from 8-10 p.m. Sept. 18
to speak and sign copies of her
book, "Saving Graces: Finding
Solace and Strength from
Friends and Strangers."
Edwards, the wife of
Democratic presidential candi-
date John Edwards, was diag-
nosed with breast cancer days

before the 2004 presidential
election. Her husband was John
Kerry's vice presidential run-
ning mate.
Edwards was described as
smart and down-to-earth when
she campaigned for her hus-
band, and Kerry in 2004.
The couple's 16-year-old son
Wade died in 1996.
In "Saving Graces," Elizabeth

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Edwards shares her trials, tri-
umphs and tragedies and how
various communities celebrat-
ed her joys and lent her steady
strength and quiet hope during
darker times.
Edwards' book is available in
hardcover and paperback.
Call The Bookmark at 241-
9026 for information about the

Outdoor literacy
During September, you can
enter state parks for free by pre-
senting a library card or library
book, or by donating a new or
gently used family book. On
September 8, Florida State Parks
will hold special events celebrat-
ing International Literacy Day in
Florida as recognized by Governor
Crist and the Florida Cabinet.
Those events and other September
literacy events in Northeast
Florida state parks include:

Just Read, Florida! at Big
Talbot Island State Park
Interactive Story Time
Saturday, September 8, 3:30
Bring the whole family to. The
Bluffs on Big Talbot Island State
Park and enjoy an interactive story
with a park ranger about the
things you find at the beach. For
more information, call 904-251-

Just Read, Florida! at Fort
Clinch State Park
Children's Book Reading
Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m.
-10 a.m.
The Fernandina Beach Branch
of the Nassau County Library
System and the Friends of
Fernandina Beach Library will be
at the park to read a story and
excite kids about reading. For
more information, call (904) 277-

Free classes are online

As students start the next school year, so does the
state's free online public school Florida Virtual School.
The online courses support students and public schools
throughout Florida. All the courses meet Sunshine State
Standards and are taught online by Florida certified
public school teachers. FLVS is not intended to be a full-
time program -- for a majority of students, the school is
a supplement to the courses they take in the regular
school. There are some occasions when students/fami-
lies do decide to take all their courses online with FLVS.
Information is posted on the school's web site
www.flvs.net. There is a full course listing online too
a t

: Tributes may be requested

, When a Florida member of the Armed Forces dies
0 while serving on active duty, the chair of a county com-
mission or the mayor of a city may request that the
9 Governor authorize flying the national and state flags
0 at lialf-staff for one day in front of the city hall, the
9 county courthouse and the State Capitol. For informa-
Stion about the protocol that should be used for each
request go to: www.flgov.com/flag_protocol.

Hurricane friends are

the new pen pals?

With the 2007 hurricane season starting to show
some strength, Hurricanefriends.com is ready to help.
The free program is designed to immediately help
people in need to find shelter by matching people, usu-
ally in less than 24 hours, with others who are willing
to open their home for shelter during a storm.
Hurricanefriends.com is a network of people who
need shelter during a hurricane and/or are willing to
provide shelter during a hurricane. Members reside all
over the east coast area and the Gulf coast area.
"Our main concern is that another Katrina-like disas-
ter does not occur simply because people have no other
option but to stay at home when a hurricane strikes,"
according to program facilitators.
The idea behind the Web site is to allow Americans to
buddy-up with each other for the purpose of evacua-
tions. Each member can have up to 50 different
matches in up to 5 different geographical areas.
This flexibility gives each member a potential hurri-
cane friend away from the path of a storm, regardless of
the direction the storm takes.
Interested parties can contact Hurricanefriends.com
for an interview by sending an e-mail or phone direct-
ly. Membership is free.

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Landrum: Year started with problems Joyner names Engdahl's replacement

Continued from A-1
King's appointment was
received with praise by Clara
Cowan of Ponte Vedra Beach,
president of the Ponte Vedra
Beaches Coalition.
"I personally couldn't be hap-
pier," said Cowan, one-time sec-
retary to Blue and also a past
coordinator of volunteers at
"I have been told he is liked
by faculty as well as parents. He
has middle school experience.
This is very promising."
Engdahl, 68, was being paid
$96,160 annually when she

With roots in Ashland,
Engdahl started with the St.
Johns County School District in
January 2001, when she became
principal of Rawlings
Elementary School in Ponte
Vedra Beach.
She had come from Indiana,
where she was, among other
things, fine arts director for
South Bend public schools until
1994 and principal at Prairie
View Elementary School in New
She was at Rawlings
Elementary. before succeeding

Beverly Gordon at Landrum to
start the 2006-2007 school year.
Engdahl's retirement "proba-
bly was the easy way out," said
Becky Gregory, a longtime vol-
unteer at Landrum.
"When you have those types
of personal pressures and you're
trying to find balance between
your personal life and your pro-
fessional life, sometimes you
have to step back and make a
Gregory is in her fifth year as
a volunteer at Landrum, where
her daughter is an eighth grader.

Parish hall demolition begins


With the help of heavy
equipment, walls of the parish
center, as well as its roof, ceil-
ing, windows and doors, start-
ed crashing down Wednesday
at Christ Episcopal Church in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Demolition of the 52-year-
old structure will make way for
a two-story, 19,000-square foot
hall that will have dining space
and a kitchen on the first floor
and an assembly room and
stage on the second floor.
Before demolition got under
way, -students from the Christ
Church preschool, along with
some parishioners, gathered at
the site to watch the process
The church's rector, the Rev.
Rick Westbury, started the
action by taking the controls of
Stellar construction company's
Caterpillar "grabber" to take
the first bite out of the roof.
"What I'm thinking, in the

This story was
inadervtently omitted
from Friday's Ponte
Vedra Leader.

moment as I'm sitting up
there, is it's easy to destroy
something," Westbury told the
"But I'm also thinking it's
going to make room for some-
thing new. It's going to make
room for our new parish cen-
ter, and we've excited about
that," said Westbury, the rector
at Christ Church for almost
three years.
"We're excited about what
it's going to mean to, not only
Christ Church, but to the com-
"We believe it's going to be a
center of new life, in many
ways, for all of us."
Thomas Mantz, rector's asso-
ciate at Christ Church, said
"deconstruction," the term the
church has been using instead

of demolition, and removal of
debris will be accomplished
over the next two to three
"Towards the end of
September, we'll start to rework
the grounds to prepare it to
build," he said. "Early October,
the pylons, the footings will all
start to go up."
Mantz said construction of
the new center will take nine
to 10 months.
Stellar construction coordi-
nator Eric Owens said most of
the building would be taken
down Wednesday.
"There's some areas where
we still have some issues with
water, that we won't demo, of
course," said Owens. Removal
of debris was to begin
Marvin Benson, a 16-year
member at Christ Church, and
his wife Joan were on hand to
watch. Benson offered his
thoughts on getting a new
parish center.
"I think it's wonderful. We
really need it."

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photo by CHUCK ADAMS
A worker for the Steller construction company is at ,he controls on the site of
the Christ Episcopal Church's parish hall Aug. 29 as the demolition continues
at Solana Road and San Jaun Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach.

92-year-old woman is found locked inside home

Grandson arrested
on neglect charges
A 40-year-old man was
arrested in Atlantic Beach for
elderly abuse after police
found his 92-year-old grand-
mother locked inside a house,
according to Atlantic Beach
Police Captain Mike Classey.
Wilfred Scott Hutchinson
was arrested Friday in the 70
block of W. Sixth Street after
police conducted a welfare
check and found the victim
in the house with a locked
padlock on the outside of the
front door, -according to a
police report.
Concerned neighbors called
the police after attempting to
call the victim at the house
and the phone was lifted from
the receiver and hung up both
times, according to the report.
Residents on the street told
police they usually call the vic-
tim on a daily basis to check

on her, according to the
Police conducted a welfare
check at the residence.
Officers called the victim's
name loudly and did not get a
response. One officer stacked
two bricks and was able to peer
inside a window and saw the
victim sitting in a chair.
When asked to open the
door, the victim responded "I
can't unlock the door," accord-
ing to the report. The front
door had a padlock on its exte-
rior and neighbors said that
the back door had been nailed
shut from the inside, accord-
ing to the report.
An officer cut the padlock
from the door. The house was
likely in excess of 90 degrees
and smelled of urine and feces,
according to the report.
Rescue responded and per-
formed a medical evaluation
on the victim, but she did not
have any apparent medical
problems, according to the

Police reported they also
determined that the victim did
not have any mental health
conditions that would require
the defendant to place a pad-
lock on the door to keep the
victim from "wandering" out
of the residence.
As the victim was speaking
with paramedics, the defen-
dant returned to the residence.
Police asked the defendant
how the victim would get out
of the house if there was a fire
and, according to the report,
he responded "Well, what if a
plane crashed into the house.
Anything is possible."
The victim told a witness in
a previous conversation that
she was afraid of the defen-
dant, according to the report.
The defendant told police
that he has had the padlock on
the door for the past three to
four years, according to the

Wayne King took over
Tuesday at Landrum Middle
School from former Principal
Pherbia Engdahl, who retired
Friday, one week after the
beginning of the school year.
King, formerly assistant prin-
cipal at Switzerland Point
Middle School in Northwest St.
Johns County, was appointed
Tuesday by Superintendent
Joseph Joyner. He will serve as
interim principal.
"We respect Dr. Engdahl's
decision to retire and thank her
for her years of service in St.
Johns, County," Joyner said in a
news release.
"She is a respected member
of the administrative team,
and I am grateful for her com-
mitment to all children in St.
Johns County."
Joyner met with Landrum
faculty and staff Tuesday
morning to introduce King. A
new assistant principal for
Switzerland Point is expected
to be named soon.

See story, A-1

"Wayne King will be an out-
standing principal at
Landrum," Joyner said. "His
leadership skills are a great
match for the needs of the stu-
dents and community. I am
confident of a smooth transi-
tion and look forward to a
great year."
King has 10 years experience
in the St. Johns County School
He began his educational
career as a physical education
and social studies teacher at
the Gaines Alternative Center.
After serving in an instruction-
al capacity for four years, he
was promoted to dean of stu-
dents and then to assistant
In 2000, King left the School
District to become assistant
dean of student services for
Flagler College in St.
Augustine. While there he also

coached the women's soccer
Three years later he returned
to the district as assistant prin-
cipal at the Evelyn Hamblen
Center. The following year he
moved to St. Johns Technical
High School in the same capac-
ity and then in 2006 moved to
Switzerland Point as assistant
"I'm excited about the
opportunity to continue
strengthening bonds with the
community and preparing our
students for the transition to
Nease or the new high school,"
King said in the news release.
King holds a bachelor's
degree from Flagler College
and a master's degree from
Jacksonville University.
His wife Katie is employed as
the volunteer coordinator at
the Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve south of Ponte Vedra
Beach. They have a 6-month-
old son.


Day of family

fun coming to

the Beaches


Purplepalooza, a family fun
day fundraising event, will be
on the Fletcher High football
field Oct. 13. Fletcher PTSA is
asking for local businesses to
help sponsor the event.
"The money will go toward
a much needed overhaul of
the courtyard where the kids
eat lunch," said PTSA member
Elizabeth Howell, whose niece,
Morgan Powers, is a sopho-
more at Fletcher.
"We hope to raise enough
money to purchase awnings
out in the courtyard to give
the kids some shade. We'd also
like more seating, and maybe
some trees and plants for
shade and to make it look
Howell said the PTSA hopes
to raise $20,000. Other than
beautification the PTSA would
also like to offer scholarships
to graduating seniors.
She said the PTSA came up
with the idea for
Purplepalooza to have some-

Fletcher High juniors and seniors take their lunch break ori
the patio outside the cafeteria Tuesday. Fletcher PTSA is
planning the fundraising event Purplepalooza Oct. 13 to raise
money for awnings and to beautify the patio area.

thing fun for the students,
parents and the community.
Plans are underway to have
the Fletcher and Mayport mid-
dle school bands participate as
well as Fletcher High student
bands, "Lyman and the Kids,"
and "Moker Jarrett with Lucky
"I think this is a great idea;.
it's turning into what should
be a big event for the commu-
nity," said Fletcher principal
Dane Gilbert.
"They're also going to be

selling bricks leading up to the
patio like they do in a lot of
town centers so that will be
good for fundraising, too."
Purplepalooza will be held
from noon to 6 p.m. The cost
is $5 per person. The PTSA is
also looking for students to
volunteer to help out with the
event. Time worked can be
used toward community serv-
ice hours. Businesses interest-
ed in contributing should con-
tact Elizabeth Howell at 246-

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Letters to the editor:

Inclusion is hurting my kids

To the editor:
I'm writing this because i am
very confused and upset with
the school system. 'I have
called the school board, the
superintendent and the
schools, no one will listen to
me. The last three years my
three children have attended
"SLD" classes. They are A,B
honor roll students. This year
they are in a regular class,
according to the school board
it's a trial bases.
In the mean time my chil-
dren are lost in their classes.
they come home crying every-
day. The whole class that was
not in the special-classes last
year are way ahead of them.
When I called the school, they
said they wanted to give the
kids a chance to get a regular
diploma instead of a diploma
for exceptional students. But
my brother was only 15 and
the program wasn't in effect
then and he ended up quitting
and being very upset about
school and life. I do not want
my children and others being
used to be a "guinea pig"
There's a program that
President Bush has saying "no

children left behind" but that's
not true. There are children at
other schools that are getting
lost and might not ever find
their way back. I don't blame
the teachers at the school, they
are trying their best to help
them, but it's not enough.
That's why these teachers went
to school to learn how to work
with "SLD" children. I feel they
are getting [hurt] too.
I love their school Mayport
Elementary, it's just the school
system I don't like. I wish they
would just give their classes
back to them. I'd appreciate
any input and help on this sit-
uation concerning Mayport
Elementary. I will fight to the
end for my children's educa-
tion. The beginning of the
school years are the most
important. I don't want their
early years to be thebeginning
of not liking schooL-This is the
most important to me and my
Thank you for your help and
finally being the one to listen
to me and my children.

Jodi Harris
Atlantic Beach

Boys Club should have heart

To the editor:
The Beaches have always
prided themselves as being very
neighborly and having a com-
munity spirit. We are unique in
having a large number of people
in the community to support
high school events when they
no longer even have any chil-
dren attending the school.
Unfortunately, I have recently
learned that one organization in
our beaches neighborhood has
a different point of view. Sadly,
that organization is the Boys
and Girls Club. In the past cou-
ple of years, many people have
been towed from the parking lot
of the Boys and Girls Club while
attending events at .Fletcher
High School, such as home foot-
ball games, Open House, etc.
An organization that relies on
the, monetary, contributions of.
the Beaches area,..should build,
that relationship of community
by also supporting local events.
Shouldn't the Boys and Girls
Club choose to work more
cooperatively with the school
that shares its athletic fields
with the organization and the

community that supports it?
There are many alternatives
to the drastic measure of tow-
ing. Some suggestions I have
come up with include:
Charging a nominal parking
fee and opening the lot during
special events It could be con-
sidered a charitable contribu-
tion to the Boys and Girls Club.
If a school event (middle
school or high school) is taking
place do not tow until the
school has been notified and
announced the problem.
Consider only signing some
of the parking spaces with "No
Parking" those closest to the
door for the convenience of par-
ents picking/dropping off chil-
dren. Allowing the other spaces
.to be used for staff and overflow
for community events.
Change the .signage to indi-
,.cte, the.- true. hours for "No
Parking" (current signage indi-
cates 24/7 although most cars
that are towed are parked in the
lot from 7-8 p.m. on weekdays)

Joan C. Johnson

Go on with the air show

To the editor:
I was disappointed to read.
that an Atlantic Beach City
Commissioner chose to reject
supporting the next Sea and
Sky Spectacular at the Beaches
because he is "opposed to the.
war in Iraq."
This air show is an event
that the populace of the
Beaches looks forward to and
enjoys tremendously at a

small cost to the city.
What in the world does this
have to do with the war in
Iraq? I found -the
Commissioner's action in this
matter to be unjustified and
irrelevant, to say the least.
Let's go on with the show!"

Jack Pate
Atlantic Beach

Nothing quite like getting

a real old-fashioned letter

Received an unexpected
postcard in..the mail the
other day from an old
friend. It made my day.
It's been a long time since.
I've gotten a handwritten letter
from a friend -- it has to be 10
or 15 years. What's worse, I
can't remember the last time I
wrote one.
The reasons are obvious: e-
mail, text messaging and cell
phones. It's so fast and easy to
whip off a quick note electron-
ically, why would anybody
take an hour or more to hand-
write one?
I love what technology has
allowed me to do. I'm able to
keep in touch with more
friends than I ever could have
with traditional letters. Every
now and then I "Google" a
long-lost friend and pull up an
e-mail address and contact
number. I fire off an e-mail and
soon a friendship that has
been dormant for 20 years. or
more has been resurrected.
I've made new friends this
way, too. A few, years ago,. I
Made a call to an editor in a big
city whom I'd never spoken
with before. I called to .pitch
my column. We chatted for a
spell and he agreed to review
samples of my work.
A few weeks later he began
running my column in the
papers he oversees. Early on,
we began swapping e-mail
about the column and writing
in general. One night, as I sat
in a pub writing, the fellow
sent me an instant text mes-
sage. .We- chatted back and
forth electronically for a while.
Well, we've been chaftiing
this, way two or three nights -a
week for a year and a half now.
While I sit in a pub, my friend

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sits on his back porch in
California. We chat about writ-
ing, sports, politics, family ... a
million things.
This fellow is now one of my
best friends. He even helped
guide and edit a mystery novel
I'd been struggling with.
(thanks to his assistance, I
finally finished the thing after
six years of agony).
I share details of this friend-
ship for one reason:, I ,never
met the fellow in person. I'm
not entirely sure what he looks
like. We spoke on the phone
only once. Our friendship has
evolved entirely through elec-
tronic means.
Still, I miss getting handwrit-
ten letters in the mail:
I've kept every letter I ever
received. I have boxes of them
in the attic of a little'rental
property I own. I remember
one Saturday in 2000 when I
decided to move from that
property to Washington, D.C. I
"had tq organize my stuff and
store what I wasn't taking with
me in.the-aftic. It began as an
unpleasant task that soured

my mood.
As I sorted through years of
"junk," I stumbled upon a let-
ter I had received in 1985, a
year, after I graduated college. It
was from a fellow I'd gone to
Penn State with, who went on
to become an editor in Bangor,
Maine.- It was written on a
light-blue final-exam booklet
with great wit and humor.
As I read it that Saturday in
2000, it took me back 15 years
-- took me back to exactly who
I was when I was 24. I laughed
out loud as I read it. As soon as
I finished, I began fishing
around for more letters.
I found a stack of them in
pink envelopes from two girls,
Bonnie and Tracey, who
attended the same college as
my friend Griff. He had them
send me an anonymous letter
once during our freshman
year. A robust correspondence
resulted between 1980 and
1984. As I reread those letters
that Saturday in 2000, I
laughed so hard tears tumbled
down, ny, face. ,, ,
I spent hours that Saturday
rereading the dozens of letters
I'd received over the years. It
was amazing to me how much
living I'd .done and forgotten
about. A day that started off
unpleasantly became one of
the most uplifting Saturdays of
my life.
Yeah, I like e-mail and text
messages and cell phones. I
like handwritten letters, too. If
only we could figure out a way
to embrace .technological
advances without tossing out
the best of the old ways.
Perhaps we just need to sing:
"Why don't we sit right
down and write ourselves a let-
ter ... "

More letters to the editor:

To the editor:
First let me say stop signs are
there for reasons other than
stopping. In many cases they
are to slow down speeders to
the listed speed limit of 30
miles per hour. This is the case
here on Fairfield Drive. If the
residents of Fairfield choose to
pay off-duty police to control
speeding, etc. that is our
choice. 'We can only say

benefits from slowing traffic

"Violators beware".
We have lived on Fairfield
Boulevard for 20 years and
have seen it all. Twice the util-
ity boxes have been destroyed,'
the back side of a home was
destroyed, many times the
landscaping was ruined {last
week again). at all times of the
day we have a deaf walker, a
stroke recoverer on a three
wheeler, many dog walkers,

skate boarders, bikers, walkers
and strollers plus children
waiting for school buses.
This is property that can
only be patrolled by off-duty
police since the St. Johns
Sheriffs office cannot assign a
full time officer to enforce the
speed limits and stop signs.

Dick and Beth Schumann
Residents of Fairfield

Takes effort to keep property values up

To the editor:
Mr. Hernandez' letter took
me by surprise a retired feder-
al officer belittling the require-
ments of the law seems to be
civil disobedience. I would
imagine a sworn federal officer
should be in favor of abiding
by the law, at all times, in all
places, not selectively, as he
seems to be advocating.
The police officer has been
in our community many times
at varying hours of the day to
help to control speeding on
our main road. Speeding caus-
es all kinds of damage not just
multi-vehicle accidents.
Speeding cars have driven up
on the grassy areas and caused
damage to the sod, the irriga-
tion system and knocked out
electricity when they collide
with junction boxes along the
road. Speeding cars scare me
when I am out walking my
dog, and I know they scare a
lot of residents who are out

with,their children, (or grand-
children), on bicycles or in car-
The Board Members repre-
sent each one of the individual
sub-divisions they are not
faceless, corporate executives.
The police officer who has
been in Fairfield has been very
cordial and has managed to
accomplish exactly what he is
here to do call attention to
the full stop. It is apparent
that many more vehicles are
making that full stop than in
the past. Mr. Hernandez
believes, however, that the red
octagonal stop sign means stop
if you care to. I don't think
that is obeying the law.
When he suggests that the
Board Members should "take
up a hobby or play shuffle-
board with their extra time",
he speaks from ignorance. A
gated community, such as
Fairfield, requires a great deal
of service that is provided by

volunteers who live here in the
community. He should be
aware that the dues which are
paid to keep Fairfield one of
the most sought after addresses
in Ponte Vedra Beach account
for only part of the services
that all homeowners take for
granted. It is volunteers who
keep the community beautiful!
Finally, he says that it took
over an hour and twenty min-
utes to make a report to the
sheriff's office one evening.
THat has no bearing on the use
of an off-duty officer to help a
community solve a problem.
If you live in this community,
you should come to a board
meeting and see what it takes
to keep your property values
up and your development in
good shape!

Barbara Ames
Resident, Fairfield-Ponte
Vedra Beach

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author does

not cook

t has been several years
since I visited with Dori
Sanders. I was working in
the Charlotte, N.C., area and
asked if I could drop by to say
hello. I took lunch for both of
"How often do you cook,
Dori?" I asked as we sat at her
kitchen table eating our sand-
She stood up without say-
ing a woid, walked over to her
oven, opened the door and
pulled out a rack. It was cov-
ered with plastic, just like it
came from the store.
Today, a dozen years after
her cookbook came out, she's
OK with the truth: that she's a
cookbook author who isn't
crazy about cooking, especial-
ly when she's at her Charlotte
retreat to write.
If I were qualified to psy-
choanalyze Dorinda Sanders,
I'd say she's OK with every-
thing else in her life, too.
She's certainly OK with being
a farmer. Yes, she's a writer,
too. She has written two best-
selling novels, "Clover"
(1990), which was made into
a television movie, and "Her
Own Place" (1993); her cook-
book, "Dori Sanders' Country
Cooking: Recipes and Stories
from the Family Farm Stand"
(1995); and "Promise Land: A
Farmer Remembers" (2004), a
lecture she gave to the
Southern Foodways Alliance.
But more than anything,
.,she's. ,,4 s~snple farmer, from,
SFilbert, S.C., who still tills the
land with her" brother,
Orestus; who still sits at the
farm stand selling peaches
and okra and other produce;
who still puts her family's
needs.before her need to
She thought it might be dif-
ferent. "I was kind of hoping
that when I became a real
writer something would hap-
pen that would make me feel
the way a writer should think
and feel," she told The New
York Times in an interview.
"Sometimes I feel like a buzz
above the farming, and then I
hear my brother say, 'Dori, get
your tractor over here.'"'
The truth is, what she
writes about is what she
remembers growing up on her
family's peach farm.
Her inspiration, by the way,
was her father, the late M.S.
Sanders, who was to have
been the subject of her next
book. But she dropped the
project when her editor said
the story was too glowing,
almost surreal. "I only told
the good stuff," she said by
phone last week.
So, to avoid upsetting fam-
ily members, she abandoned
the book and started another
one, a novel written in a male
voice. "I heard that voice
more. than I heard the female
voice because I had a daddy
and five brothers," she said.
The book is based on a true
story, which presents a prob-
lem. "At my age," she said,
"my memory is kind of run-
ning slow on me."
She'll work it out, I'm sure,
and she promised to call me
when the book hits the
stands. With a little encour-
agement, she might take the
plastic off her oven racks and
cook up one of those delicious
meals from, say, the Farm
Stand Recipe Swap. How does
okra parmigiana sound to

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More letters to the editor:

Absurdity of Nocatee as PV

To the editor:
Regarding David Stearns letter to the editor August 29th, the
notion that Nocatee is Ponte Vedra is quite absurd but to
expect such usurping to be returned is unrealistic. How about
we call everything east of the intracoastal Ponte Vedra Beach
and everything west simply Ponte Vedra?
Tonn Pastore
Ponte Vedra Beach

JB must help on bridge repair

To the editor:
Have certain members of
the Neptune Beach Council
lost all of their good sense? If
the planned Kings Road
Bridge won't be "any better"
as Vice Mayor Pruett stated,
then why waste the taxpayer's
money replacing it?
How is it that Jacksonville
Beach has gotten out of help-
ing to rehabilitate the bridge?
Residents of Jacksonville

Beach are forced to add wear
and tear on the existing
bridge despite the fact that
there is an alternate route.
Jacksonville Beach needs to
unlock the Lakeside Drive
gate or help Neptune Beach
with the cost of rebuilding the

Shannon Sturm
Jacksonville Beach

Too much good ole boys

To the editor:
There are a number of com-
pelling reasons in our City of
Jacksonville tb now demand
the recall of Mayor John
Peyton. The Shade and Shady
deals and appointments are
now taking over our city.
Campaigning as a "Business
Man" who' will run city hall
like a business was obviously
misunderstood by many.
The mantra of "take care of
my friends and colleagues"
seems to be exactly what he

meant. He has proven to us all
the "Good Ole Boy" theme is
alive and well. in Jacksonville
Florida. Also notice how City
Council has unanimously gone
along with him. Maybe more
recalls are in order. The main
irony of it is the taxpayer, rich
and poor, are going to be fund-
ing this largess for many years.

Janet Folsom
Jacksonville Beach

Air Show is great tradition

Tot he editor:
I was shocked by
Commissioner Jamie Fletcher
objection when he refused to
vote for contributing 10,000
dollars to cover the Sea and Sky
Spectacular at the Beaches.
Everybody loves it and peo-
ple are coming to watch the
Blue Angels, Red Devils, Red
Eagles and the Navy's ships
coming to shore.
Commissioner Fletcher's
moral Tnd political objectiotis
to the war in Iraq has nothing
to do with the Sea and Sky
Spectacular. It is a tradition to
entertain children and grown-
ups. It has nothing to do with
advertising for the Military.

Beaches merchants, restau-
rants are glad to have the Air
Show. People who come to see
the show are spending money.
It helps the local economy.
Besides, we need a strong
Military..Without a strong
Military, Eastern Europe would
still be under Communist rule.
War is hell, but without our
military there wouldn't be free
speech, freedom from aggres-
.sors and protection for the
quality of life we are enjoying
in the United States.
I know, because I lived under
a Communist dictatorship.

Stephen A. Kuti
Atlantic Beach

Madness to waste public money

To the editor:
Have the "powers that be" gone mad? After wasting about ten
thousand dollars on unattractive junk stuff at the five points,
they now want to spend four times that on a sculpture.
That chunk of concrete and a clock that doesn't work, now
- If we have so much money why don't we hire a few more police
or firemen or give the ones we have a little more money?
Please do not waste our money on such unnecessary things.

Betty Copeland
Atlantic Beach

Abhor militarism in any form

To the editor:
I applaud Jamie Fletcher for
taking a stand against the U.S.
war on Iraq. The Sea and Sky
Spectacular glorifies the U.S.
military a military that is
used to represent the interests
of big business. Soon Iraq will
be McDonalds and Ford Motor
Company to begin exploiting
the people of that country, not
to mention the role of the oil
companies. Speaking out
against this or any other war,
particularly in such a privi-
leged and, therefore, politically
conservative community, is a

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courageous act. It has nothing
to do with not "supporting the
troops", many of whom are
also not in favor of war, but are
young people with few oppor-
tunities offered to them in this
country. The Sea and Sky
Spectacular has always fright-
ened me. I imagine what it
might be like to be invaded by
the U.S. military. Unlike others
who have responded to Jamie
Fletcher's stance, I don't cele-
brate militarism in any form.

K. Davis
Atlantic Beach

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader Page 5A


If foreclosure looms

There has been a lot of news
about foreclosures recently and
why they are happening and to
whom. Not unlike medicine,
preventative measures can go a
long way in helping you to stay
in your home. However, some-
times taking that first step when
,you find yourself in trouble can
be the hardest and navigating
through the paperwork and
sometimes unqualified staff can
be very frustrating at the least.
Based on experience within
the credit industry since 1963
and working with mortgage
lenders for almost 20 years,
there are specific steps you can
take to help you in preventing a
foreclosure on your home.
Call Before They Call You.
Waiting for the "call" from
your lender about a delinquent
payment is often embarrassing
and stressful. Plus, when a
lender contacts you about a
delinquency, it is usually a col-
lection person viewing the situa-
tion with negative perceptions.
They like to hear from you, as it
sends a note of responsibility.
Contact phone numbers for
your lender are usually found on
your monthly statement or cor-
respondence from your mort-
gage company.
Keep A Chronicle of When
And Who You Speak To.
Mortgage lenders have been
inundated with credit issues
recently due to the changes in
the mortgage industry. Many
have .cut back or changed their
staff immensely, and confusion
is often the result. Make it easy
on yourself and those you speak
with...take notes. It can save
time and frustration.
Don't Commit To An
Agreement Unless Certain You
Can Accomplish It.
Working out a solution with
your lender must be well
thought out. Do not be too
eager to agree to whatever they
propose. Instead prior to con-
tacting the lender be sure and
take some time to figure out
how much you can afford each
month. This will prevent addi-
tional default action again.
Responsible lenders will help
you set a program that works for
both of you.
Don't Be Shy About Asking
The Lender To Re-Cast Or
Modify Your Existing Loan.
Re-casting a loan is modifying
the original terms of the loan to'
reduce the interest rate and/or
payment amount. This can be
especially helpful on adjustable
loans (ARMs) where the borrow-
er is suddenly faced with a
monthly payment they no
longer can handle. Because of
the weight and fear of mounting
foreclosures, lenders are consid-
ering bending their policies and
consider re-casting. All is possi-
ble now.
If Your Lender's Contact Is
Not Responsive, Ask To Speak
To A Supervisor.
Again, a lot is possible in
today's mortgage foreclosure
environment. If you feel you are
not getting the message across
or the person you are speaking
with is not responsive, ask to
speak with someone who can.
If You Feel You Still Need
Assistance, Engage A Qualified
Last but not least, engage an
attorney to prepare a letter to
your mortgage lender on your
behalf and requesting they
cooperate and work to achieve a
solution that can best meet
everyone's interest.
Need More Answers?
There are a number of rep-
utable organizations and quali-
fied individuals who are willing
and ready to answer your ques-
tions regarding preventing or
stopping a foreclosure on your
home, Don't be afraid to ask for
help or a referral. It is your home
and it is worth fighting for.
Robert Castro owns Castro
Mortgage Associates, Inc. in
Neptune Beach.






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points and financial incentives, as well as amenities. Lazaro Gonzalez, sales associate for
Atlantica Condominium, said the Beaches/Intracoastal area is marked by "rapid growth, making
the demand for affordable housing very high." Located close to Hanna Park, Atlantica
Condominium consists of seven residential buildings. Homes feature 942 square feet (including
patio or balcony), and prices start from the. mid-$100s. To promote sales, the Miami-based
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University of Florida study:

Home market is stabilizing

as buyer demand persists

Despite the bleak real estate outlook nation-
wide, Florida's new home market appears for
now to be stabilizing as a result of persistent
demand for homes and lack of overbuilding,
according to a University of Florida study
released today.
"There's a growing feeling of apprehension or
caution, but the results from our survey remind
us that the underlying markets for real estate in
Florida are still in good shape," said Wayne
Archer, director of UF's Bergstrom Center for
Real Estate Studies. "Owner residential is the
only area of real estate inaikets where there are
problems at this time. Apartments, retail,
office, industrial and hospitality all remain sta-
ble and healthy."
The findings are from the center's quarterly
survey of Florida real estate trends that was
completed in July.
New single-family home development is
sluggish but considered stable by industry
experts, while the condominium market con-
tinues to struggle, Archer said. However, over-
all the state is in better condition than the rest
of the country, he said.
What sets Florida apart is its high growth
rate, allowing quicker recovery from setbacks
in the real estate market, Archer said. "If there
is a problem with the housing market in
Chicago, Indianapolis or Kansas City, people
there may have to live with it for a long time
because growth is relatively slow and it takes
awhile for the problem to work itself out," he
Another advantage Florida has is a rate -of
building that is moderate enough with the
exception of condos to prevent large imbal-
ances in supply and demand, he said.
The greatest fear right now is that subprime
loans underlying many real estate securities
will result in increasingly high defaults, fore-
closures and losses for investors, Archer said.
The crisis involving these unconventional
loans has pervaded the entire financial system,
causing declines in the stock market and gen-
erating fears about the kind of damage that
might result in the future, he said.
"We have a liquidity crisis that is at the top of
the news hour by hour and it's very hard to
conjecture how much impact this will have on







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the real estate picture in Florida," he said.
The latest UF housing survey was conducted
in July before the crisis had escalated. "If we
could poll our respondents now, they might be
quite a bit more apprehensive than they were
two or three weeks ago," he said.
Whatever happens to the single-family hous-
ing market in the future, the chances of home-
owners defaulting on their mortgages are
small, he said.
Archer, who has spent most of his profes-
sional career studying mortgages, said people
underestimate the tenacity of homeowners to
remain in their homes. "Even if a homeowner
gets in trouble, it takes a severe disruption in-
'their household or their life before they will
abandon their mortgage and their home," he
said. "They will fight to keep that house.
They'll give up their car. They'll take on four
They'll do whatever it takes."
The same cannot be said, though, about peo-
ple buying second homes or houses as specula-
tive investments, he said.
Unlike second homes or condominiums,
owner-occupied single family homes continue
to be a good investment, Archer said. Although
there has been a flattening .in single-family
housing prices, with prices in some markets
likely to drop over the next year to adjust to a
correction in the market, Archer said he does
not foresee widespread declines.
"I think homeowners have not yet come to
terms with the fact that the price increases
we've seen in the last two or three years are not
going to continue," he said.
Condos, especially in certain cities, are in
much bigger trouble, Archer said. By some esti-
mates, there are as many as 40,000 condo units
for sale in Miami and not even a fraction of
those are needed, he said.
Unless there is some movement by foreign
investors to buy these condos, the market is
likely to be hurting for a long time, he said.
On a positive note, the survey shows remark-
able stability in capitalization rates, the meas-
ure of how fast an investment pays off in net
cash, Archer said. If there is growing apprehen-
sion about the real estate market, capitalization
rates should increase in response to lenders' ris-
ing fears about perceived risk, he said.
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man pointing a gun

A 14-year-old girl told police that a man
pointed a gun at her while she was riding
her bike on her way home from school,
according to a police report.
Aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill and stalking
were reported Thursday in the 1200 block
of Forest Avenue, according to a police
The victim told police she was riding her
bike home from school on Forest Avenue
towards Penman Road and stopped near
the intersection by a white two-story
house trying to figure out what direction
Winn-Dixie was in, according to the
The victim told police she noticed a man
standing next to a blue BMW examining a
flat tire. When he saw her, he reached into
his pocket ,'pulled out a silver gun, point-
ed it at her and said "What are you doing,"
according to the report.
The victim rode her bike home and told
her mother about the incident.
On Thursday, the victim said that she
saw the same man standing by a red Ford
Truck in the parking lot located on the east
side of Fletcher High School.
She told police that he was looking at
her and that she was sure it was the same
man who had pointed a gun at her.
She described him as approximately 30
years old, approximately 5'4 with a thin
build, blond hair, a beard and blue eyes,
according to the report.

Obtaining property for worthless
checks was reported on Aug. 13 in the
900 block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report.
Stalking was reported on Aug. 28 in
the 200 block of Sherry Drive, accord-'
ing to a police report.
* *
Battery was reported on Aug. 22 in
the 1000 block of Comell Lane, accord-
ing to a police report.
Burglary was reported on Sept. 3 in
the 500 block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report. The vic-
tim's vehicle was broken into and a tool
box and air compressor were stolen,
according to the report.
.Two incidents of shooting or throw-
ing deadly missiles into a dwelling,
public or private building or vehicle by
an occupied person were reported on
Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 on Penman Road,
according to police reports. In both
incidents, the victims were traveling
north on Penman Road and an
unknown object was thrown at their
vehicle by an unknown person at a
Penman Road apartment complex,
according to reports. One of the vic-
tim's windshield was cracked and the
other victim's windshield shattered,
according to reports.
Burglary was reported on Aug. 31 in
the 900 block of Third Street, according
to a police report.
Robert Scott Lunger, 37, was arrested
for possession of cocaine on Aug. 31 in

the 1500 block of 15th Ave. N., accord-
ing to a police report.
Antonieo Threedora Harden, 31, was
arrested for burglary/curtilage of any
other structure and possession of bur-
glary tools on Aug. 30 in the 1400 block
of Atlantic Boulevard, according to a
police report.
Misty Marie Lunceford, 28, was
arrested for burglary/curtilage of any
other structure on Aug. 30 in the 1400
block of Atlantic Boulevard, according
to a police report.
Multiple victims in Neptune Beach
discovered their vehicles' tires flattened
between Sunday and Monday, accord-
ing to a police report.
Seventeen different vehicles, located
throughout the city, all had punctured
tires, according to the report.
There were no reports of similar crim-
inal mischief in Atlantic Beach, accord-
ing to police officials.
No new reports.
Felony criminal mischief was report-
ed Sept. 3 in the 2500 block of 3rd
Street S. The suspect was observed dam-
aging a public telephone at a conven-
ience store. The man was seen talking
on the phone when he began yelling
and slamming the handset into the
main unit causing it to break. Damage
was estimated at $300.
Armed robbery was reported Sept. 13
at the Kangaroo gas station in the 1300
block of 3rd Street S. The suspect

entered the store at 12:57 a.m. and
immediately pulled a red scarf over the
lower portion of his face to conceal his
identity. He walked over to the counter
and pulled out a black bag and a hand-
gun, demanding that the clerk "out all
the money in the bag." The clerk told
police that she pretended she didn't
hear the suspect who then told her to
comply before he killed her. She placed
the drawer of the cash register contain-
ing $141.75 in small bills and change
into the bag. The suspect fled the store
in a dark colored sedan waiting in the
driveway with the lights off.
* *
Residential burglary was reported
Sept. 3 in the 200 block of 10th Street
North. The victim told police he
returned home to find a bathroom win-
dow broken and $300 in cash and two
bottles of liquor missing. An empty box
of noodles and a jarof alfredo sauce
were also found. The victim said he
believed the suspect used his dishes to
eat. The glass from the window was also
cleaned up.
Animal investigation was reported
Sept. 3. Police were investigating possi-
ble dog fighting in the area. The com-
plainant told police that a suspect par-
ticipates in the dog fighting activities
with his pit bull. The man came to the
door holding a pit bull puppy that
police said was very thin and appeared
malnourished. He denied any involve-
ment in the dog fighting and no other
animals were found in the home. No
pet food was found for the puppy and
police observed that the animal had
worms. Police took the puppy to ani-
mal control for safe keeping.



John Joseph Hines Jr., 73,
died Aug. 26, 2007 in
Jacksonville. He was born
April 8, 1934 in New York,
N.Y. to John J. Hines Sr. and
Margaret M. Hines.
He graduated from Trinity
School in New York in 1952
and in 1956 from Brown
University with a BA in
Economics. He was a mem-
ber of Delta Kappa Epsilon.
As part of his undergradu-
ate studies at Brown, he
served as an attache to Gov.
J. Caleb Boggs of Delaware
on a diplomatic mission to
Cuba. He went on to attend
the Stern School of Business
at New York University and
a received a JD from the
University of Florida in
1966. .
He was a veteran of the
Cold War, serving in the
United States Army from
1957 to 1959. In 1958, he

married Marion Simpson
Hines of Fort Myers, Fla; at
The Little Church Around
the Corner in New York. In
Sept. 1959, he was a seven-
day champion on the televi-
sion game show "Tic Tac
He practiced law in
Tampa, Fla. before coming
to Jacksonville in 1968 and
residing in Atlantic Beach.
He founded the Functional
Engineering Society :with.
several of his fellow Brown
alumni and served as its
chairman until his death. He
was a member of the board
of directors of Levendo, an
international telecommuni-
cations company.
A well-read world traveler,'
he was an avid fan of the
New York Yankees and
Florida Gators.
His two sons, John, and
Edward and his wife,

Meredith, survive him. ,His
son, Richard Patrick Hines,
preceded him in death. He
was "Johnnie" to his. three
grandsons, Jack, William
and Charles Hines. He is also
survived by his brothers,
Richard and Patrick, and by
numerous nieces and
His family will host a pri-
vate memorial this fall. A
tribute is available at
www.jjhines.com.;, ;..
' Donations ,in. his memory:
may be made to Jacksonville
Area Legal Aid, 126 W.
Adams St., Jacksonville, FL
32202 or the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach, 50 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Services under the direc-
tion of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville


Pherbia Ann Caudill
Mathis, 96, formerly of
Ashland, Ky., died Sept. 1,
2007 in Jacksonville. She was
a devoted wife, mother,
grandmother and great-
grandmother, the family
While in Ashland, she was
a member of First Christian
Church. She was a lifelong
member bf the Younger
Woman's Club, Woman's
Club and Kentucky Woman's
Club, serving as president of
all three organizations. She
also was a member of the
Boyd County Homemakers
club and chorus.
She was preceded in death

by her husband of 67 years,
Edward Winston Mathis. She
is survived by her daughters,
Pherbia Ann Engdahl and
Rosemary Rahn (Edward);
five grandchildren, A. David
Filer (Pam), Edward Lee Filer
(Diana), Jay Mathis Miller
(Kelly), Emily Rahn Stevens
(John) and Timothy Winston
Rahn; eight great-grandchil-
dren, Shaylin and David
Filer, Grant, Grace and
Gillian Filer, Evan and
Addison Miller, and Julia
A service will be held at 11
a.m. Friday at the Steen
Funeral Home Central
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A 40-year-old man was
arrested after running
around the beach nude at
approximately 3 a.m.,
according to a police
Police were dispatched to
the first block of Atlantic
Boulevard Thursday after a
complainant- told police
that a man was dancing
around on the beach nude.
When police contacted
the suspect, who was arrest-
ed on a misdemeanor
charge for exposing sexual
organs in a vulgar or inde-
cent manner, he ran into
the water, according to the
After several commands
to come back to land, the
man complied. Police
asked him where his
clothes were and he replied
"They're gone. Out with
the tide," according to the

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photo by CHUCK ADAMS
S Betty McEvoy (left) selects a tile as she, as Alice Tatarcuk (center) and Helen Quinn play Wright-Patterson mah jongg at the
Players Community Senior Center. Tatarcuk and Quinn introduced mah jongg at the center.

Learn to 'Charleston' in mat

at Players Community Senio

by CHUCK ADAMS exchange of tiles, the game's Jongg table, where
STAFF WRITER playing pieces. "East" is not McKinney, Carol Conklin,

to play mah jongg,
there's plenty of oppor-
tunity in Ponte Vedra
Beach and a nearby
At 1 p.m. Monday, mah
jongg garies fire up at the
Players Community Senior
Center on Landrum Lane,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Players can choose one of
two forms of the game
played at the center: the
National Mah Jongg League,
which began in 1937, and
Wright-Patterson mah jongg,
which started in the 1920s at
Wright-Pattersqn Air Force
Base in Dayton, Ohio, by
bored military wives.
In Jacksonville Beach,
Chinese mah jongg is played
at the Beaches Senior Center.
Chinese classical was intro-
duced in the United States in
the 1920s.
Some familiar words in
unfamiliar context were used
during a mah jongg lesson at
the Players senior center on a
recent Monday.
"Charleston" is the

so much a direction as the
name of the starting player.
The game is played with
tiles' marked with Chinese,
Players collect combina-
tions of tiles that are known
as Chow (a consecutive
sequence of three tiles of the
same suit), Pung (three iden-
tical tiles of the same suit)
and Kong (four identical tiles
of the same suit).
Gloria Baker and Marianne
Walter of Ponte Vedra Beach
were at the Players
Community Senior Center
Aug. 27, ready to give mah
jongg a tiy.
"I've always been interest-
ed in it. The tiles are so beau-
tiful. It looks like a fun thing
to do," said Baker.
"I'm here because I'm new
to this area, and I have this
lovely neighbor who invited
me," said Walter, referring to
The beginners found help
from Debbie McKinney, who
has been playing for six
Baker and Walter gravitat-
ed to the National Mah

Beverly Carrera and Dorothy
Archer were ready to play.
And in this case, playing
also included instruction.
In another room was Betty
McEvoy playing Wright-
Patterson mah jongg with
the two women who started
mah jongg at the senior cen-
ter Alice Tatarcuk and
Alice Quinn.
"It's very easy to learn. It's
addicting," McKinney said.
"I remember the first hand
I had to play by myself," said
Carrera. "I nearly had a heart
attack when I had to make a
decision what to pass and
keep. But once you start play-
ing, it's like anything else,
you get used to it."
The game begins with a
mixing up of tiles that are
turned over.
Play begins from the East
position, and players do the
Charleston exchange tiles
to the right, then opposite,
then to the left.
The first to .come up with
the correct combination of
tiles there are 100 winning
combinations in the Wright
Patterson game and 50 in the


r Center

National game is the win-
"The rules are very differ-,
ent for Wright-Patterson,"
said Tatarcuk. "The wall [of
tiles] is built differently:iYoql v1
have strlcter'rules''as itortho:6,W.
you break the wall and how
you exchange [tiles]."
"We've been playing for
years together and with
other people," Quinn said of
her friendship with Tatarcuk.
"We can play for hours, Alice
and I."
McEvoy started playing
mah jongg because of
"Another friend and I
learned from Alice. She was
the teacher along with her
neighbor, who played, also.
"Every week I'm learning
more and more," said
McEvoy, who said she's been
playing for about a month
and a half. "They're wonder-
ful," she added of her teach-
ers. "They're very patient."
To sign up for mah jongg
at the Players Community
Senior Center, call 280-3233.
For the Chinese form, call
the Beaches Senior Citizens
Center at 241-3791.

Bracey's wedding cakes like skyscrapers

T he wedding cake,
multi-layered and
beautifully decorated,
has long been one of the
most cherished wedding tra-
Brides and sometimes
grooms put considerable
effort into choosing a wed-
ding cake that will be mem-
orable and enjoyed by their


Wedding cakes are one of
the specialties of Atlantic
Beach resident Mary Bracey,
owner of Beaches Pastry.
Bracey is a graduate of the
Florida Culinary School
Baking and Pastry Program.
She personally bakes every-
thing produced by Beaches
In a recent interview, she
shared some of her expertise
about wedding cakes.
Wedding cakes in the
Jacksonville area are general-

Mary Bracey, owner of Beaches Pastry, has been designing
and making wedding cakes, specialty cakes, and custom
desserts for more than 10 years.

ly traditional, said Bracey.
Most local couples choose a
cake with white or off-white
Accents that introduce
color to the design of the
cake are often included in
the design of the cake.
Fresh flowers are popular
for topping the cake, cascad-

ing down the side of the
cake, used as accents for the
layers, or massed between
the layers or at the bottom
of the cake. Orchids,
hydrangeas, roses, and
daisies have all been used by
local couples.
Other popular items for
the top of the cake are beau-

tiful pieces of coral or small
crystal pieces meaningful to
the couple.
The fondant icing that
was popular a few years ago
is not used as frequently as
other frostings that can also
be spread smoothly onto the
cake layers, said Bracey.
Frosting is also often used
decoratively on the sides of
the cake layers.. It can be
applied in patterns that
replicate the lace on the
bride's dress, in dots, stripes,
initials, or designs selected
by the couple.
Other accents could
include stenciled designs
done in edible silver dust;
white, milk, or dark choco-
late hand-shaped into shells,
starfish, etc.; hand colored
fondant twisted into rope
designs; or actual ribbons
applied to the cake layers.
While the cake is usually
covered with white frosting,
the cake and fillings inside
are rarely only vanilla, said
Spices or liqueurs can be
used in syrups to spread on
the cake layers. Fillings with
different flavors can comple-
ment vanilla cakes or cakes


PV girl is semifinalist

for Discovery Channel

Young Scientist award

Rick Schaffer, a former stu-
dent at Jacksonville Beach
Elementary School, hopes .
research he started while at
the 10th Street South grade ...
school takes him to

A freshman at Stanton
College Preparatory School
who has been around turtles .
and tortoises most of his life,
Schaffer is a semifinalist for
the 2007 Discovery Channel
Young Scientist Challenge
Morgan Monroe of Ponte .
Vedra Beach also has been
selected as one of .400 semifi-
nalists photo submitted
From the 400, '40 finalists Morgan Monroe of Ponte
will be chosen to attend a ra s H
competition in Washington, Vedra is a Discovery Channel
D.C., with the top winner get- Semifinalist.
ting a $20,000 scholarship.
Morgan's project is titled Harbour; his father, Chuck, is
"Essential Oils as an Alternate a herpatologist.
Energy Source: Comparing "I like the [manouria emys]
the Oil Yield vs. the Heat. species of tortoise," Rick
Value of Plant Oils." Schaffer said Aug., 27.
For her project, Monroe, a "They're rare and critically
freshman at Episcopal High endangered."
School, worked in a laborato- Schaffer said he started
ry at a local university, researching manouria emys
extracting oil from plant bio- because it's the predominant
mass. species researched by his
She used a bomb calorime- father.
ter to determine the amount "I had a lot of background
of energy that could be -material, started researching
obtained from the extracted them in fifth grade. I
oil. She then compared the researched their behavioral
amount of energy obtained activity in relation to differ-
from the oil to the amount of ent environmental aspects,"
energy from the plant to he said.
,wdeterrinre whicht wouldsbe;l:c As. ,'an: :. eighth, gTader,;r
SIbest :as:,ari' altefnttlt energyy: :,Schaffer .placed first' ,in junior"
source. zoology 'in the Florida State
The project won first, place Science Fair. He has received
in chemistry at the regional Discovery Channel Young
and state science fairs last Scientist Awards at regional
spring., and state competitions. He's
The title of Schaffer's 2007 in the International
project is "A Comparison of Baccalaureate program at
the Activity Levels of Stanton Prep and fences in
Different Age Cohorts of the his spare time.
Asian Giant Tortoise, Schaffer's research experi-
Manouria Emys, by ment was spread over 21 days
Photoperiod." and covered 16 hours each
Forty finalists will be day.
announced Sept. 12. They'll "I took activity readings for
take travel to Washington to seven different cohorts and
compete in science challenges the two sub-species," he said.
Oct. 24-27, from which the "The study is being conduct-
winner earns a $20,000 schol- ed because they're part of the
arship. Asian turtle crisis. Due to a
Schaffer attended multitude of causes, which
Jacksonville Beach include heavy smuggling and
Elementary from kinder- habitat destruction, they may
garten through fifth grade. not survive much longer."
He went to middle school at
James Weldon Johnson. His
family lives in Queen's See SCHAFFER, A-9

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Rick Schaffer, a semifinalist for the Discovery Channel Young
Scientist Challenge award, with one of the "Manouria emys" he's
been studying, Mrs. Phayrsi, an Asian giant forest tortoise.




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Robin Booher and Brian Platt,
both of Jacksonville, were mar-
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Ponte Vedra Beach.
Pastor George Spencer per-
formed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Rose and Roscoe Smith of
Temperance, Mich. She is
employed by Mayo Clinic as a
program coordinator.
The groom is the son of Carol

Pat and Bill Gray of
Jacksonville celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary on
Aug. 29, 2007, with a party
hosted by their children at The
Woods clubhouse.
The couple married Aug. 29,
1957, at the West End
Methodist Church in
Birmingham, Ala.

and Lenard Pratt of Jacksonville
Beach. He is employed by
Northrop Grumman as a fire
Courtney Booher and Kelly
Pratt were the bride's atten-
dants. Brian C. Pratt was a
After a honeymoon cruise to
the Caribbean, the couple with
reside in Jacksonville.

She is the former Pat
Goodwin of Birmingham. Mr.
Gray received a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in mechanical
engineering from Auburn
The couple have four chil-
dren, Axel, Paige, Asher and
Pamela, and five grandchil-

Nellie and Donald Messer

Donald and Manuela (Nellie)
Messer of Jacksonville celebrat-
ed their 50th wedding anniver-
sary on Aug. 31.
The couple were married on
Aug. 31, 1957, in Holtville,
They moved to Jacksonville
in 1976 when Donald was sta-
tioned aboard the aircraft carri-
er USS Roosevelt. He is a mem-
ber of the American Legion
and she is a lifetime member of
the Navy Wives Clubs of

America No. 2011at Mayport
Naval. Station.
They are the parents Of
Michael Messer, Mark Messer
and Marie Adams.
They have eight grandchil-
dren and five great grandchil-
The couple renewed their
vows in a ceremony on Sept. 2
which was performed by their
grandson Stephen Messer, an
ordained minister. A reception

Lindsey-Brooks and Jeremy
Nevin, both of Jacksonville,
were married Saturday, Sept. 1,
at San Sebastian Winery in St.
Randy Crews performed the
The bride is the daughter of
Christy and Phyllis Brooks of
Atlantic Beach. She is a 2003
graduate of. Fletcher High
School and is attending
Jacksonville University.
The groom is the son of Jay
and Denise Nevin of
Jacksonville Beach..Heis a 2003
graduate' of Fletcher High
School and is employed by

Senior Computer Classes
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center offers comput,
er classes for seniors. The pro-
gram began Sept. 4, and classes
are scheduled on Tuesdays and
Thursday, for three weeks.
Beginning Computer is held
from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and
Intermediate Computer,
including the Internet and
Microsoft Word, from 1-3 p.m.
The classes are $40, respective-
ly, including a textbook. Call
the Center at 270-1688 for

Current Issues
Starting September 10, The
Players Community Senior
Center will host a Current
Issues Discussion Group sched-
uled to meet every Monday
from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the
center, 175 Landrum Lane,
Ponte Vedra Beach. The group
will provide an informative
forum in which to share ideas,
solutions and insights on
what's happening in the world
today. Call 280-3233 for infor-

Senior Yoga Classes
Senior Yoga Classes are
offered from 10-11 a.m. every
Thursday at Let's Dance
Studio, 246 Solano Road, Ponte
Vedra 'Beach. Senior yoga is
adaptive and done standing or
using a chair. No prior experi-
ence is required. For informa-
tion, call Joan Ryan at 280-
4628 or email yogajoan@com-

Fletcher Class of'57
A month and a half remains
until the Duncan U. Fletcher
Class of '57's reunion. The
event is planned for Oct. 12-
13. The Marriott Courtyard,
Jacksonville Beach, will be
headquarters for the reunion.
A block of rooms is reserved. A
hospitality suite will be open
poolside all weekend. A "Meet
and Greet" will be held from 6-
10 p.m. Friday, with '50's
music and food. All Fletcher
grads are invited to join the
celebration for a nominal fee
of $5. Breakfast and lunch will
be available poolside Saturday,
and the hospitality suite will
be open. There will be a dinner
and dance from 6:30 p.m-12
a.m. Saturday at Marsh
Landing Country Club.
Entertainment will be provid-
ed by Class of 1957 classmate
Ricky Rielli, who was a gui-
tarist with Elvis Presley and
had his own band and record-
ings. For information and
questions, contact Karen
Hawkins at 904-249-4412 or go
to Fletcher57.com.
Registration can be done

Future Neptune Senior
Trips planned by the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center include Kennedy Space
Center Nov. 16, a December

Beaches Energy as an apprentice
Ashley Cooper, Mykah Nevin,
Kristen Arsenault, Mandy
Crews, Brittany' Stalls, and
Alexis Schaffhauser were the
bride's attendants.
Scott Murchison, -Anthony
Martin, Chris Brown, Jacob
Lawrence, Robert Parker, and
Logan Coarsey were grooms-
men. Arnold Schaffhauser was
the ring bearer.
After a honeymoon to Puerto
Rico and the Southern
Caribbean, the couple will
reside in Jacksonville.

Christmas Mystery Trip, the
Symphony Coffee Series Jan.
18 and Broadway in
Jacksonville's "Spamalot" Feb.
20. Make reservations by call-
ing 270-1688.

Bridge & Competitive
A five-week course on
Competitive Bidding at the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center runs to Sept. 18. The
classes are scheduled from 3-5
p.m. on Tuesdays and directed
by master bridge instructor,
Peggy Higginbotham. The
course fee is $75 and is
required at the time of registra-
tion. Call 270-1688 for infor-

Ballroom Dancing
SBallroom Dancing is offered
at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday
at the Beaches Senior Center,
281 19th Avenue S.,
Jacksonville Beach. cost is $5.

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who's 40!
Happy Birthday

Ivan and Aimee Dunham of
Cape Cod, Mass., announce
the birth of a son, Jake Riley
Dunham, on July 14, 2007, in
Falmouth, Mass.
He was 8 pounds, two
ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are

Rocky and Michele Rockwood
of Neptune Beach.
Paternal grandparents are
Shirley Dunham of
Jacksonville' Beach and Chris
and ,Rachel Dunham of Laguna
Hills, Calif.

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Wendy and Scott Dennis of
St. Augustine announce the
birth of a son, Bradley Scott
Dennis, on Aug. 17, 2007.
He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces
and 20 inches long.
He joins a sister, Hayley, and
a brother, Kyle.

Maternal grandparents are
Jack and Kathy McKinney of
Jacksonville Beach.
Paternal grandparents are
Sharon Dennis of St. Augustine
and Terry and Bonnie Dennis
of Jacksonville.

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For the seventh consecutive
year St. Johns County students
scored above both the state
and national averages on
recently released Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT) scores.
The district composite score
of 1542 was 70 points higher
than the state average of 1472
and 31 points higher than the
national average of 1511. The
county's composite score
included a 520 on the.critical'
reading section, a 520 on the
math section and a 502 on the
writing section.
The district's critical reading
score was 23 points above the
state average of 497 and 18
points higher than the nation-
al average of 502. The mean
math score was 24 points

above the state average of 496
and five points above the
national average of 515.
This is the second year that a
writing component was added
to the SAT. The district's score
was 23 points above the state
average of 479 and 8 points
above the national average of
"I'm pleased that our com-
posite scores are once again
above both the state and
national averages," said
Superintendent Joseph Joyner.
"This follows a seven-year
trend in which our scores have
shown a significant increase
over state and national scores."
From 2003-2007 St. Johns
County scores continued to
rise while state and national
scores both declined.

photo submitted
Kim Kendall with the Timberlin Creek Elementary School PTO (pointing) challenges other schools to help with the.eagle project at
Downtown Disney in spring 2006. With her are "Hannah Montana" stars Emily "Lily" Osment and Mitchel "Oliver" Musso.

St. Johns PTO national runner-up

A Parent Teacher
Organization (PTO) in St.
Johns County has been
named runner-up in a nation-
al competition honoring
school parent groups for their
community involvement.
The PTO of Timberlin
Creek Elementary School in
Northwest St. Johns County
was given the award by PTO
Today, a Massachusetts-based
company that helps.parent
groups at elementary and
middle schools.
The award, announced last
week, is the culmination of a
project that got started two
years ago at a meeting of
Timberlin PTO member Kim
Kendall and Timberlin
Principal Catherine Hutchins.
They wanted to come up
with a philanthropy project
that would incorporate the
school mascot -the
American bald eagle and
literacy, and the school's
Eagle Literacy Challenge was
the result.
The goal was to get
"American Bald Eagle Day"
designated a national holi-
"The message I wanted to
send my students is that you
do have a voice," Hutchins
said. "And I wanted them to
experience the steps you take

to have your voice heard."
The PTO joined a campaign
by Al Cecery, president and
founder of the American
Eagle Foundation, trying to
get all states to sign on to Jan.
20 as "American Bald Eagle
That day was selected
because on June 20, 1782, the
bald eagle became an
American icon when the
Second Continental Congress
decided to use its image on
The Great Seal of the United
The PTO also teamed with
Leapfrog products to provide
books to preschoolers.
"We wanted half the
fundraising to go to his
[eagle] foundation and the
other half toward literacy,"
Kendall said.
The Timberlin students
wrote essays and letters to
then-Gov. Jeb Bush as well as
to schools in Florida and
other states.
"There were three parts to
the challenge: get American
eagle day; an essay contest
titled, 'How reading makes
me a better American,' and
"We set goals and we want-
ed it big, but it got enor-
The Timberlin PTO got 150
Florida schools with an eagle
as their mascot to participate

Bracey: Six-day process

in the challenge.
The statewide kickoff was at
the school Oct. 3, 2006 and
featured an American bald
eagle named "Challenger,"
who has also flown in the
Super Bowl and other nation-
al events.
Timberlin challenged the
49 other states to join in the
national kickoff April 20,
2006 in Downtown Disney,
with a celebration featuring
the Cheetah Girls and singer
Miley Cyrus, otherwise
known as Hannah Montana
on the Disney Channel.
Cyrus' father and country
musician Billy Ray Cyrus is
the. spokesman for the
Fraternal Order of Eagles, a
national service group that
stepped in to take over the
national fundraising efforts
for the Eagle Literacy
"When the Fraternal Order
of Eagles got involved, it was
like the cavalry coming in,"
said Kendall.
"It has become this enor-
mous snowball in a good way
that became much bigger
than just our 20 moms. So we
are basically passing the torch
to. the Fraternal Order of

Bush, along with governors
in more than 20 other states,
designated June 20 as
"American Bald Eagle Day."
Last year, Timberlin raised
more than $4,000 through
fundraising efforts such as
family Bingo nights ahd fam-
ily fun days. Half the money.
goes to the American Eagle
Foundation and half goes to
purchasing books through
Leapfrog products to be given
to preschoolers.,
"We wanted to do things
that elementary school kids
can understand," Kendall
said. "They can see, wow, we
are helping eagles .and giving
books to children who may
not have as many books as we
do. The most important thing
is to allow our children to
make a difference."
Timberlin Creek's PTO
came in second to Cedar
Grove Elementary PTO, in
Smyrna, Tenn.
Cedar Grove submitted
their three biggest projects of
the 2006-07 school year: a
new parent handbook, a
revamped newsletter and the
annual teacher and staff
appreciation project.

Schaffer: Semifinalist

Cont. from A-7
Manouria emys is on the
ICUN [World Conservation
Union] Red List, meaning it's
endangered. Schaffer has con-
cluded it may come down to
captive breeding to keep the.
species going.
"In captive breeding, it
would be$best to know what
environmental aspects would
influence their activities so
you could optimize breeding
and return them to the wild
as soon as possible."
Manouria emys is the
fourth-largest species of tor-
toise in the world. It can be
three feet long.
Schaffer is looking ahead,
in terms of what he'd like to
study in college and beyond.
"I'd like to become a herpa-
tologist. I'd like to go to the
University of Florida because
they have a good program.
I'm nbt sure what I'd like tb
study. I have a good back-
ground with manouria, but
there's only so much you can
do with them.
"I find turtles and tortoises
very interesting. There are a
lot of options open, because a


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lot of turtles are really endan-
"He has a good idea what
he wants to do," said Chuck
Schaffer. "I'm sure he's going
to chance his mind a few
times. Even in a species like
manouria, there are two sub-
species. He likes one, I like
the other."
While his father has trav-
eled the 'world, Schaffer's
travels have been much closer
to home. He's been to a tor-
toise council in Palatka and
has twice gone to the
University of Florida herpa-
tology conference, where he's
made one presentation.
"The most exotic I've ever
been to is Atlanta," said
Schaffer, which was for the
ICUN tortoise and freshwater
turtle group, where he pre-
sented his science fair poster
and gave a talk on manouria.
Plus visa problems kept a
friend of his father's, from
making it from Iran.
"He gave his talk, as well,"
said Chuck Schaffer. "He
helped run registration, and
he helped run AV [audio-visu-
al] for the entire,week."

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
One of Schaffer's many turles at his Queen's Harbour home.


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Cont. from A-7
of other flavors.
Most couples choose fla-
vors that they enjoy and that
will be pleasing to their
The layers of the cake can
be any shape, most popular
are round, square, and rec-
tangular but octagonal is also
used. Some couples prefer to
have the square layers placed
at different angles giving
their cake a unique look.
One of the newer trends is
a display of cupcakes, often
with different flavors of
cakes and frostings, she said.
This is a little less formal but
is often used with a small
cake on top so the couple
will still "cut the cake."
One of the ways Bracey
helps couples with their
selection process is to give
them a homework assign-
ment. She suggests that they
go out for dessert and pay
attention to what they like
and what they don't like.
This helps even the cou-
ples who do not usually eat
cake to focus on tastes and
textures, she said.
She encourages them to
notice flavors: vanilla,
lemon, chocolate, raspberry,
cinnamon, Grand Marnier,
for example. They should
pay attention to textures too:
creaminess, crispness, dense
cakes, or light and fluffy
Even if they come back
with a preference for a non-
cake dessert or a liquer,
maybe key lime pie or
Bailey's Irish Cream, their

photo submitted
Fresh flowers provide a color-
ful accent to traditional white
wedding cakes.
preference can be used in a
filling or even a syrup to add
a hint of flavor to their cake.
Bracey said her most popu-
lar cake is a citrus chiffon
cake. Every layer of the cake
is divided into four smaller
layers which are each spread
with raspberry jam and white
chocolate lemon curd
mousse filled with fresh rasp-
The entire cake is frosted
with Italian Meringue
Buttercream which is light
with a butter flavor.
The slices of this cake look
beautiful on a plate and "a
lot of people like this flavor
combination," she said.

It is daunting to make a turn into the businesses located along
Beach Boulevard these days. The ongoing construction and curv-
ing traffic lanes take all of a driver's concentration. However,
there are quality merchants and professionals continuing to do
business on both the south and north side of Beach Boulevard
and their efforts deserve recognition and support. The commu-
nity is enhanced by all of these fine businesses and it would be a
shame to lose any of their services.
Please make the extra effort to support our local businesses dur-
ing the road improvements and construction. Your patience and
effort will be appreciated.

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With strong winds Tuesday, kiteboarders were on the oceanfront in Jacksonville Beach to practice their sport. Using
wind-powered sails for propulsion, the kiteboarders skim the shoreline riding boogie-type boards.

At right, Barry Sabia and
his brother Don, far right,
who is retired Navy, are
ready to make donations
to Patriot Golf Day on the
first tee at Selva Marina
Country Club

Left, at Selva Marina Country Club in Atlantic Beach,
. .. Barry Shaw, from left, and Bob Croft check in
Saturday with the club's head professional, Tim
j.-_ Peterson, on Patriot Golf Day, in which more than
3,000 courses around the country participated.

Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church member Bev Schaffield hands a
Mickler Landing beachgoer a bottle of cold water. The church gave
away 200 bottles of water on Labor Day with tags reading, "God loves
you. No strings attached."


Wednesday, Sept. 5
Beaches Watch: Beaches
Watch will meet at 7 p.m. in
the Administration Conference
Room at Fletcher High School,
700 Seagate Ave., Neptune
Beach. The meeting is open to
the public. For information,
call 513-9242 or visit

Holly Ball: Reservations are
being accepted beginning
today for the black tie Holly
Ball, major fundraiser for the
Ponte Vedra Woman's Club, to
be held Dec. 7 at TPC Sawgrass.
The money raised goes to local
charities. The evening begins
with cocktails at 7 p.m., fol-
lowed by dinner at 8 p.m. The
cost is $125 per person.
Contact Margaret Lane at 280-
0871 or Fran Shields at'285-
6108 for reservations.

Thursday, Sept. 6
Author at Bookmark: Neil
Connolly, chef to the
Kennedys and owner of Doc's
Restaurant in Orlando, will be
at The Bookmark, 299 Atlantic
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, at 7 p.m.
to share stories and recipes and
sign copies of his cookbook,
"In the Kennedy Kitchen."
Connolly was executive chef at
a Hyannis, Mass. hotel when
Sen. Ted Kennedy hired him to
work as personal chef for his
mother, Rose, at the Kennedy
compound, where he was from
1983-1995. For information,
call 241-9026.

FRA General Assembly:
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 holds its monthly
general assembly meeting at 8
p.m. at the Branch Home, 360
Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach.
All members and prospective
members are invited to attend.
The FRA represents nearly
165,000 active duty and retired
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast
Guard members. For informa-
tion, call 246-6855.

Kiwanis Club: Kiwanis Club
of Jacksonville Beaches holds
its 2007-2008 Officer
Installation Banquet at Fleet
Landing, Atlantic Beach. The
event is for members and
spouses only. Social hour
begins at 6 p.m., and dinner
will be served starting at 7 p.m.
The organization's website is

Legion Auxiliary: Ocean
Beaches American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 129 meets at
7:30 p.m. at 1151 4th St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. Members
are encouraged to bring a

guest. For information, call
249-2266 or 242-0042.

Puppet Shows: Seaside
Playgarden puppet shows are
held at -4 p.m. the first
Thursday of each month at the
Seaside Playgarden, a Waldorf
Initiative, 223 8th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. The puppet
shows, which are appropriate
for children ages 2-9, are free to
the public. For information on
Waldorf education and pro-
grams available at Seaside
Playgarden, visit
jaxwaldorf.org or call 247-

Friday, Sept. 7
JDRF: Fresh Markets hosts
the 13th annual Sidewalk Sale
to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation. This
three-day event offers cus-
tomers the opportunity to buy
root beer floats, hot dogs
and/or a cookie, with all pro-
ceeds benefiting JDRF Last
year, the Fresh Market raised
more than $10,000 for JDRF
North Florida alone.
Volunteers are needed to help
at all locations in two-hour
shifts each of the three days,
beginning at 10:30 a.m. and
ending at 6:30 p.m.
Participating locations include
Ponte Vedra Beach. Those
interested should email

Saturday, Sept. 8
American Ballroom:
American Ballroom and
Contemporary Dance
Association meets at Bolero's,

10131 Atlantic Blvd. The dance
starts with a live band at 8 p.m.
It's a BYOB affairs, with setups
and snacks provided. Guest
admission is $12. For informa-
tion. and reservations, call 246-

Beaches Nutcracker:
Auditions for the Beaches
Nutcracker will be held at East
Coast Ballet, 1401 Penman
Road, Units E and F. The fee is
$15. Hours are, for dancers ages
9-11,. 10-11:30 a.m.; dancers
ages 12-14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.;
and dancers ages 15-adults, 2-
3:30 p.m.; with little experi-
ence, adults, 3:30-5 p.m.; and
singers, all ages, 5-6:30 p.m.
For information, call East Coast
Ballet artistic director Mindi
Mende at 241-1266.

Creature Feature: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve

offers live estuary animal inter-
action sessions every Saturday
at 11 a.m. in the Research
Reserve's Environmental
Education Center. The GTMRR
Environmental Education
Center is at 505 Guana River
Road. Entry fee is $2 for adults
and $1 for children ages 10-17;
children under 10 are free. For
information, call the Research
Reserve at 904-823-4500.

Healthy Back: Healthy back
yoga classes are offered from 9-
10 a.m. every Saturday at Let's
Dance, 246 Solano Road, Ponte
Vedra Beach. Pre-registration is
required. Classes are designed
to teach participants how to
keep their back healthy or
return their back to health. For
information, call Joan Ryan at
280-4628 or email
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Health Congress: The first
North Florida Women's Health
Congress will be held at the
Marriott Sawgrass, with 100
percent of the proceeds going
to the Joshua Frase
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www.joshuafrase.org. The
event is geared toward increas-
ing women's health awareness
and will showcase experts in a
variety of specialties in the
health and beauty fields. Writer
and inspirational speaker Jon
Gordon, who wrote "The
Energy Bus," will be the event's
lunchtime keynote speaker.

Red Cross Babysitting
Courses: The American Red
Cross offers a babysitting
course for youngsters 11-15.
The class will be held from 9:30
a.m.-3 p.m. at the USO on
Mayport Road. For information
or to register, call the Mayport
Service Center at 246-1395.

SIG: The Beaches Macintosh
Special Interest Group (SIG)
will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the
Beaches Library. The meeting is
open to the public. For infor-
mation,' contact Phyllis.
Haeseler at 246-9029 or at
Strengthening Families:
Project SOS' third annual
Walk/Run to Strengthen
Families will be held starting at
10 a.m. at the Sea Walk
Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.
Games, activities, live enter-
tainment and food will be
offered until 2 p.m. Register
online at www.projectsos.com
or contact Antina Stafford -at
904-354-6883 or antina@pro-
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September 5, 2007

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

Ponte Vedra Leader

September 5, 2007 SPO RTS

* Fishing Leader
* Sports Briefs
* Classifieds

Season begins with a Panthers rout


forces eight

turnovers in

lopsided win : .


SPARR The amenities
North Marion High provided
their guests last Friday night
constituted a mixed bag. On
one hand, the Colts welcomed
Nease by serving up more
turnovers than a German bak-
ery. On the other, a 24-minute
power failure temporarily inter-
rupted the Panthers' offensive
juggernaut but only briefly
as Nease cruised to a season-
opening 35-14 victory.
The Panthers capitalized on
seven North Marion turnovers
in the first half to build a 32-0
lead by the break. Nease scores
included a six-yard reception
by Matt Leighty, a one-yard
plunge by running back
Andrew Barnes, a 14-yard pass
from quarterback Ted Stachitas
to CJ. Thompson, a 42-yard
romp by Stachitas on a broken
play, and a 21-yard strike from
Stachitas to Jordan Anderson..
In between all those jour-
neys to paydirt, a power failure
midway through the second
quarter left Stan Toole Memdr-
ial Stadium in total darkness.
It might have been better for
the Colts had the lights stayed
But about 25 minutes later
play resumed and Nease picked
up right where it left off.
"The [power outage] kind of
turned the momentum
around. I
thought it -
stopped us. But
then when the ::
lights came
back on,
Hunter Bates
turned them
out again,"
Panthers coach
Craig Howard
said in describ-
ing Bates' big
hit on Colts
Demontrelle We said,
Smith that guys have
forced North
Marion to Hostile e
punt. against a !
"They need- Yo
ed that break nent. You've
to recover, but Hoover, Al
then when
they did, game of the
Hunter put a time heat.
hit on them
like you know, tl
wouldn't responded.
The game ----
began slowly
for Nease Dannj
when the Defensive
Colts defense
forced a three-
and-out on the Panthers' open-
ing possession.
But Smith fumbled the Colts'
first offensive snap with Nease

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Nease High quarterback Ted Stachitas (16) is off to the races as he sprints past a pair of Colts defenders on his way to a 42-yard touchdown run during last Friday
night's season-opener at North Marion High School. The Panthers cruised to a 35-14 victory over North Marion, the second-ranked Class 3A team in the state.

defensive back Jared
MacNaught recovering the ball
at the North Marion 34.
found Leighty
on a slant
-,,- over the mid-
.,, dle to cap a
drive. A*
missed extra
S point gave the
--Panthers an
early six point
In typical
Howard fash-
-., ion, the ensu-
'Look,you ing kickoff
LOOK, you was of the
been here. onside variety
nvironmentand scooped
environment up by kicker
good oppo- Zack Cooper.
e been t Stachitas
ie been to promptly
abama, first guided the
Panthers 48.
Year in big-. yards down
'And you the field
hevos before Barnes,
ne boy who rushed
for 90 yards
on 15 carries
in the contest,
bulled in from
Y COWgill a yard out.
coordinator At that
point, less
than eight
minutes had elapsed in the
first quarter and Nease had
already scored 12 points and
run 22 offensive plays to just

Panthers defensive back Jared MacNaught pounces on the second of his two fumble recoveries against North Marion last Friday.
The Nease defense forced eight turnovers seven fumbles and an interception in the contest.

one for the Colts.
"The tempo of our offense
wore them out," said Howard.
"A normal high school game,
they'll run 60 plays in the
gaIne. We had 50 plays by half-

time. Fifty snaps. That's on
pace to run 100 snaps a game.
"Nobody runs 100 snaps in a
high school football game.
They were talented ... but our
tempo wore them down."
The Colts finally put togeth-
er a drive on the last series of
the first quarter, moving inside
Nease's 20.
But the opening play of the
second quarter saw MacNaught
swipe the ball from receiver
Eddie Rocker on a swing pass
in the flat. MacNaught closed
in for the tackle, but instead
just reached in and grabbed
the ball away from Rockerfor
his second recovery of the
A missed 32-yard field goal
attempt by Nease provided
North Marion with a brief
reprieve, however Smith fum-
bled another first-down snap
and two plays later (Stachitas
scrambled for 21 yards then hit
Thompson with a 14-yard TD
pass) it was 18-0 for the visi-
That's when the lights went
out. The delay saw both teams
head for the locker room to
replenish fluids and get a bit of
When play resumed, so too
did the Nease offense, high-
lighted by a 42-yard sprint to
the end zone by Stachitas after
a fumbled exchange from cen-
"They didn't know how fast
our offense is," said Stachitas,
who gained 64 yards on 10 car-
The Panthers forced two
more Colts turnovers before
the half ended, including an

end zone interception by
defensive lineman Frank
"It was a fire zone and we
had a [defensive end],get a
pick," Nease defensive coordi-
nator Danny Cowgill said. "It's
actually something we coach.
It's a zone blitz where that end
is dropping into coverage and
it's pretty cool."
Fifty seconds before intermis-
sion, Smith and fullback Ryan
Williams missed the exchange
and Panthers lineman Frank
Souza pounced on the ball.
That made it an even half-
dozen North Marion fumbles
in two quarters.
Stachitas, who finished 12-
of-23 for 122 yards and 3 TDs
in the passing department, hit
Anderson with a scoring strike
to make it 32-0 at the half.
After 24 minutes on the grid-
iron, North Marion had run 20
offensive plays with seven of
them resulting in fumbles or
an interception.
"Turnovers and too many
missed tackles made the differ-
ence," said Colts head coach
Craig Damon. "Against a good
football team, a state champi-
onship-type football team, you
can't make the mistakes that
we made tonight and expect to
be in the ballgame.
"You hear different things
about [Nease]and watch things
on film, but after seeing them
in person they're the real deal
and that's a class program."
Damon called Howard's deci-
sion to rest his starters for most
of the second half "a classy
"He put in a lot of backups

and that allowed us to get
some points on the score-
board," Damon said. "Coach
Howard is a class man and we
were able to score in front of
our home crowd."
While the Panthers' offense
did its usual job of leaving
opponents gasping for air, it
was the defense that earned a
gold star for the night.
"It could have been nerves
that led [the Colts] to so many
turnovers," Cowgill said. "It
was the first game for both of
us their classic got rained
out last week. But it's also that
we've been in some really big
"And that's one of the things
we talked about. We said,
'Look, you guys have been
here. Hostile environment
against a good opponent.
You've been to Hoover,
Alabama first game of the year
in big-time heat.' And you
know, the boys responded."
Cowgill said the 14 points
North Marion scored in the
fourth quarter didn't bother
"Shutouts are important but
we have to see the big picture
here,' he explained. "We're not
going to leave our starters in
just to get a shutout. We plan
on playing 15 games this year
and to do that you've got to
stay healthy. So the sooner we
can get our starters out, the
"Plus it's better for the pro-
gram because then we can give
our younger guys some playing
time and they're battle tested
by the time they become sen-




Jessie Carnes carves a turn during last Saturday's Sister of the Sea surf contest at Hanna
Park. Carnes won the Leilani Division (ages 16 to 19) longboard and shortboard titles.

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September 5, 2007


T e surf fishing was hot at
Little Talbot Island over
the weekend. The party
grounds are still producing out-
standing catches from the party
boats and some local fishermen
hit it big in the Florida Keys.
The "Fishman," Larry Finch,
went into serious action last
week in the surf at Little Talbot
Island. On Sunday, he had 40
pompano and 20 whiting in his
cooler and was still fishing. This
has been the story most of the
Brook Dailey also had plenty
of action in the surf. He and a
friend had their limit of pom-
pano and a dozen whiting on
Tonya Shetland and Richard
Campatny fished the party
grounds with Capt. Gerald
Beasley on the "Rite Spot II"
last Sunday. They caught one
legal snapper, five trigger fish
and lots of sea bass and beelin-
There was plenty of excite-


ment on the "King Neptune"
last Sunday. Anglers came off
with 15 snapper to 15 pounds,
three grouper to 14 pounds, six
kings to 30 pounds and lots of
sea bass and sharks.
Saturday on the Neptune was
almost as productive. Anglers
cleaned 11 snapper, 15 jacks,
two grouper, a king and a good
catch of sea bass. Natalie
Champion came off the boat
with a 17-pound jack and a
seven-pound snapper. Anelle
Livsey cleaned a nine-pound

grouper and Lisa Garver staked
a 10-pound king.
There were plenty of high
fives on the "Mayport Princess"
last week. Every trip was filled
with excitement. On Thursday
Andy Werner started things off
with John McGoven brought a
pair of 20-pound jacks over the
rail and James Berry caught a
15-pound grouper.
On Friday, Nikki Wright took
pictures of her 24-pound snap-
per and other fishermen caught
11 grouper, five snapper, 10
jacks, 60 sea bass, their limit of
beeliners and one king.
On Saturday, a group from
the Budweiser Brewery fished
on the Princess and caught four
grouper, 10 jacks, a, king and
coolers filled with triggers, sea
bass and beeliners.
Capt. Chris Rooney, William
Goodling, John Moscorilio and
Mike Gruensteen took their
"Driftin'n'Dreamin" to the
Elton bottom last Sunday. The
action was fast with amberjack,
grouper, 15 trigger fish, beelin-
ers, a dolphin, a cobia and a
king coming over the gunnel.
They also had about 20 snapper
too small to keep.
Al Wiltshire and Steve Mathis
aboard "Sharkey's Den II" last
Tuesday pulled up a few whit-
ing at the big jetties before
moving up the river and filling
their cooler with sea bass and
big croakers.
On Sunday, Al, with Derrick
Kirby and Tommy Harris, made
the same trip. Again there was
nothing at the jetties so they
went back to the river and
caught spots, croakers, yellow-
mouth and whiting. Good
catch from Sharkey's Den.
J.R. Kines and his wife Carol
fished the river near Sisters
Creek last Friday morning with
jetty guide Fred Morrow. They
caught a 28-pound red as well
as a 12-pound red and lots of
smaller stringer fish.
Phil Valla chose the right
Tuesday th chum aboard the
"Black Hawk" with Capt. Whit
Whitlock. They worked on the
sharks for several hours before a
silver beauty took Phil's croaker
and went airborne and then
round and round the boat for
25 minutes. The fish was taken
off the lighthouse below St.

Photo submitted
From left: Braden Pursell, Judy Beaubouef, Ryan Beaubouef, Reed Beaubouef and Randy Hjelm
with their swordfish caught from the "Tormentor" recently in Islamarada in the Florida Keys.
Braden was the angler.

Fish catching picked up con-
siderably this week on the
Jacksonville Beach Pier.
Pompano, red bass, trout,
drum, flounder and Spanish
were iced down all week.
Mike Easterbrook caught
three flounder to four pounds,
a 26-inch red bass and a speck-
led trout on his trips to the pier.
Earl Tourdine had a 26-inch red
bass in his cooler, David
Showalter weighed up three
black drum to eight pounds
and Mike Cono caught a pair of
five-pound drum and a 26-inch
Buck Gergley and Mike
Tandarich tried Guana last
week. The payoff was five red
bass. Three were legal. They
also caught eight speckled
trout, two of the trout were
over six pounds.
Capt. Bobby Langston with
Bud Crandall last Sunday on
the "Gaff-it" pulled four hefty
sharks out of their chum along
with a bucket full of yellow-
mouth and other stringer fish.
Capt. Dennis Young made a
trip to the party bottom last;
Thursday with the Lou Haskins
party. They caught four snapper
to eight pounds, a 10-pound

grouper, 40.beeliners and 11
On Sunday, the Joe Smith
party fished the E.F Bottom
with Capt. Dennis and caught
three grouper to 18 pounds, a
seven-pound snapper, 10 red
bass and eight triggers..
Beach residents on an excit-
ing trip to Islamarada recently
captured a beautiful swordfish.
Braden Pursell landed the fish
but it sounds like he got plenty
of help. Judy and Ryan

Jacksonville Beach

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their boat the "Tormentor."
Crew members included vet-
eran Beach anglers Randy
Hjelm and Reed Beauboeuf. The
crew's cheering section includ-
ed Leia Beauboeuf, Maureen
Bulk and Zann and Diane
Williams. The big swordfish hit
a squid about 100 feet down
and took two hours and 10
minutes to land. Sounds like
another great trip to the Keys.
Good Fishin'.

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Tebow magnificent in opener; Bye-bye Byron

) f there is still any doubt
concerning young Tim
Tebow being able to carry
the quarterback load for the
Florida Gators this year with--
out help such as he had last
season, forget it. Tebow is the
He's no Byron Leftwich, of
course, but he'll do.
Now before Gator lovers who
worship at the shrine of The
Swamp start popping corks on
their Gatorade bottles in cele-
bration of another national
championship, let them be
reminded that Western
Kentucky is not Tennessee,
LSU, Auburn, South Carolina
or even Florida State five
bogeymen who occupy the UF
The Hilltoppers are not even
Vanderbilt, a team that has
suddenly risen out of the
depths of losers to become
something out of Friday the
Florida also has the Georgia
Bulldogs, but the Gators don't
worry about the Red and Black
anymore. Point is, despite the
showing of Tebow the
Magnificent, Andre Caldwell,
(three catches, 103 yards) and
newcomer Riley Cooper (four
passes snagged for 122 yards
and a pair of trips to the end
zone), it's a long way to end-of-
season bowl rewards.
A 49-3 victory is a nice start,
but no more than was expect-
ed by the overflowing stadium
of worshippers who travel to
Mecca West (Gainesville) these
days. And demand.
Memo to head coach Urban
Meyer: Enjoy your Paradise
now, a few injuries and losses
and even little old ladies will
hate you. The only head
coaches who are safe are dead.
If there was anything the
Gator faithful expected
Saturday in Tebow's season
opener and didn't get, it's hard

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to imagine. The former Nease
High hero did everything but
lead the band, completing 13
of 17 passes for 300 yards and
three touchdowns. And as if
that wasn't enough, he also
ran a yard for another score.
Tebow was simply what
coaches and fans have said he
was since he was barely out of
rompers. The complete quarter-
Can Tim be another Rex
Grossman or another Danny
Wuerffel? Or how 'bout anoth-
er Steve Spurrier? How soon
will Gators fans start pushing
him into Heisman Trophy con-
tention, to be the first sopho-
more to achieve college foot-
ball immortality?
When Saturday's game was
.called early due to lightning,
the Western Kentucky coach
must have been delighted.

And lo' the vultures were
swooping around Weaver
Village on the eve of the
Jaguars' final cutdown day,
eyeing the man once heralded
as a quarterback who would
serve several terms in office. It
didn't turn out that way for
Byron Antron Leftwich.
Professional football is like
war on the battlefield in more
ways than one. One minute

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you're her, the next you're a
statistic, a dim memory.
One fan told us he had only
one objection to the firing of
one-time star quarterback
Leftwich by coach Jack Del Rio:
"What took him so long?"
Well, it really wasn't so easy.
Leftwich represented a whop-
ping investment by owner
Wayne Weaver. That's in
money. He also represented a
big investment in ego. One of
the toughest things to do some-
times is admit you were wrong.
Weaver and the man he
hired (and paid a fancy salary
to in the guise of guiding the
team through the college foot-
ball draft sessions, James
Harris) sold each other on the
promise that Leftwich was a
rare gem who would lead the
Jaguars to that rainbow in the
sky known as the Super Bowl.
There was so little doubt in
the mind of Weaver that he
unloaded enough cash on the
untested rookie to have pur-
chased half a dozen quarter-
Jaguars brass did a big selling
job on the media in
Jacksonville. They convinced
almost everyone that Leftwich
was the greatest thing since
bread and a slicer got together
and that he couldn't possibly
miss. Why, he'd even make
everyone forget about Mark
Later, they threw in another
hot draft pick, Reggie Williams.
The passing combo of Leftwich
to Williams would make fans
forget all about Brunell to
Jimmy Smith. Neither did
If Del Rio is to be criticized,
fans should remember he was
Outnumbered by his two supe-
riors, Weaver and Harris.
Mr. Weaver finally saw what
he had done when the public
stopped buying tickets. That
will get action when all else


Morgan Hoffmann, of Saddle Brook, N.J. won the inaugural
Junior Players Championship played over the weekend at TPC
Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. Hoffmann put together rounds
of 71-67-71 for a 209 total and a three shot victory over Josh
Jones of The Colony, Texas. Jacksonville's Bud Cauley tied for
third with a three-round total of 216 including a final round 3-
under par 69.

Babe Ruth Baseball
The Jacksonville Beach Babe
Ruth baseball league will con-
duct fall registration over the
next two weekends at
Seabreeze Elementary School
in Jax Beach. Times are 10
a.m until 2 p.m. on Saturdays
and 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on
Registration is for players 13
to 18 years old and fee is
$100. For more information
contact Ira Herb at 534-5729.

Beaches Exreme
Bootcampr Class
A professional fitness
instructor will motivate, chal-
lenge and help those seeking, a
fun, intense, full-body work-
First session is free of charge
at Superior Image Personal
Fitness, 1100 Shetter Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach.
For more information,
phone 891-3631 and ask for

Youth bowling, sanctioned
by the. United States Bowling
Congress, will take place
Saturday at Beach Bowl
beginning Sept. 8 and ending
in May 2008.
Fee is $30 per bowler and
includes a league shirt. Cost of
bowling is $8.50 per week of
the 34-week season.
League age groups include
Bumper Buddies (ages 4 to 7),
Breakers (ages 7 to 12), and
Surf-Teens, ages 13 to 20.
For more information
phone 249-3600 and ask
about youth bowling.

Fitness Camps
Registration is now open for
Beach Girls Fitness, an out-

door fitness program for
women of all fitness levels.
The fitness camps involve
total body workouts designed
to help women lose weight,
gain energy, gain self esteem
and feel great.
Camps take place Monday,
Wednesday and-Friday at -5:45-
a.m., 6:45 a.m. and 7 a.m. at
various locations.
For more information
phone Pushpa Duncklee at
403-9568 or visit and register
online at

Jaguars Tickets
Jacksonville Jaguars single
game tickets are now on sale.
The tickets can be purchased
three different ways: By log-
ging, on to jaguars.com 24
hours a day, by phoning 633-
2000 or 1-877-4-JAGS-TIX
(press 3), or at the Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium ticket
office located in the north end
of the stadium. The office is
open Monday to Friday from
9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Single game ticket prices are
as follows: $42, $52, $57, $70
and $95 for general bowl
seats. Crown Royal
Touchdown Club seats are
available upon request.
The Jaguars home schedule
is as follows:
Sept. 9 vs. Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Sept. 16 vs. Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Oct. 14 vs. Houston, 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 vs. Colts, 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 18 ys. San Diego, 1 p.m.
Nov. 25 vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Dec. 9 vs. Carolina, 1 p.m.
Dec. 23 vs. Oakland, 1 p.m.

Jaguars season tickets and
four-game mini-packs, featur-
ing the Monday night
matchup against the defend-
ing Super Bowl champion
Indianapolis Colts, are also
still available.
For more information, fans
-can visit-jaguars.com or phone
633-2000 .(press 2).

Beaches pilates classes begin
August 29 at Hollie's Dancin'
Dream Studio. Classes are
Tuesday to Thursday from
9:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.
For more information visit
beachespilates.com or phone

Jacksonville Juniors
Volleyball Association is hold-
ing a fall volleyball league for

kids ages 10-12 (in fourth
! through sixth grades) from
5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sept.
10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26.
League for kids 13-17 will
take place from 7 p.m. until 9
p.m. on the same nights.
Cost is $99 per session, with
three sessions slated for-Sept.,
10, Oct. 1 and Oct. 22. Each
session has six practices.
For more information visit
jjva.com or phone 625-2511.

If you would like your
announcement listed in the.
Sports Brief section, please
e-mail pertinent information
or fax to 249-1501.

Are "You"

readyfor a change?


Bobbie at 465-2121
for appointment

One mile north of JTB
1415 South Third Street
So.Jacksonville Beach
Call 247-6640

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Calendar of Events for the-Jewish Community in the Beaches area for September
If you have a program coming up at the Beaches and would like to be listed in
this calendar of events, please email your information to
Saturday, Sept. 8: The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe at Beth El-
The Beaches Synagogue, 9 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 17: Beth El Sisterhood Installation of officers, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 18: Temple Institute of Religion at Jacksonville Beaches
Elementary School, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 19: Lunch and Learn featuring guest speaker Leigh Cort at
The Players Community Center, 11 a.m. Sponsored by Federation's Shalom
Jacksonville Program.
Tuesday, Sept. 25: Temple Institute of Religion at Jacksonville Beaches
Elementary School, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26: Sukkot Dinner, Chabad at the Beaches Sukkah. Dinner
follows services at 7 p.m.
*Thursday, Oct. 4: 'Chassidic Simchat Torah Celebration, 7:30 p.m. at Chabad
at the Beaches.
For more information about these programs, please contact the individual sponsoring institution.

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Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow fires a pass in last spring's Orange and Blue game. Tebow
led the Gators to a big victory last Saturday over Western Kentucky in the season-opener.

Week 1 high school football action

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

September 5, 2007

Fletcher High running back Elisha McTaw gains yardage against
Sandalwood last Friday night. The Saints clipped the Senators,
34-28, in overtime.

Nease defensive lineman Frank Souza (68) forces and recovers:
a fumble by North Marion quarterback Demontrelle Smith.
BELOW: Fletcher's Deschion Baskerville (5) scores against the
Saints as defender A.J. Grant tries to make the tackle.

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Senators defenders Jason Kelly (6) and Jake Giusti (12) team up to bring down a Saints runner.

Photos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: In a battle of state
ranked teams, Nease High
(No. 4 in Class 4A) quarter-
back Ted Stachitas tosses a
pass in the Panthers' 35-14
victory over North Marion High
(No. 2 in Class 3A) last Friday
night. It was the season-open-
er for both teams.
LEFT: Panthers kicker Zack
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Vista Del Mar Condo at Jax Bch. 1/1, new
appliances, W/D, pool. $298K. Ph.
(904)282-1131, c. 868-6338.
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FSBO! Licensed agri i90-I l46.0000
VILANO BEACH L.:.13" $229.900. Walk Io:'
ocean and boat ramp. High & dry. For
details: Robert Upchurch, 238-1808. The
Real Estate Resource.
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ed Lakefront Community of the NC Blue
Ridge Mtns. 90 miles of Shoreline start
$99,000. Call Now (800)709-LAKE.
JAX BEACH, Cleared lot, 62.5x126, 3rd
SAve. North, $150,000. J.Eric Blanks Re-
alty LLC, Licensed Real Estate Agent.
Call (904)233-9543.

PLANTATION. Immaculate 3BR/2BA, 367
W. Blackjack. Upgrades & designer col-
ors. Walking distance to "A"-Rated St.
Johns County Schools. $225,999. 230-
9509 Appt. to show.
1856sf., 194ft. deep lot. New paint, tile,
carpet. $239,900 OBO, terms. Independ-
ent Brokers & Asso., Inc. 247-4333.
4BR/2.5BA, cul-de-sac, 2500+sf. Remo-
died. $399,000. 2441 Oak Forest Drive.
NEPTUNE, EAST of A1A, 3BR/2BA, ga-
.rage. 233 Pine St. $589,000. 249-7946,
Wonderwood area, '6BR/4.5BA on
2+ acres, Includes garage apartment with
1BR/1BA & kitchenette, boat lift, 2-docks,
pool, $1,500,000. Call 545-4002.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft.; 4/2.5, for-
mal living & dining, open floor plan,,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
Home. Player's Club section, back yard
fronts on beautiful lagoon, 2 min walk to
large park, community pool, quiet and safe
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA, 1700sf., no ga-
rage, excellent condition. Price Reduced
to $259,5001 (904)571-3877.

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MUST SELL Oceanfront- Newer custom
built 5/4.5 on ocean, 4725sf, office, tile,
wood floors; pool and spa, screened lanai,
hot tub, and private beach. $2.5M.
Reduced in Ponte Vedra- Custom con-
crete block, lakefront 4/3 on culdesac,
2824sf, chef's kitchen, built-ins, lanai,
screened porch, 2.5 car courtyard garage.
Below Builder Cost in Queens Harbour
New 3/2.5 end unit luxury townhome, tile
floors, courtyard, chef's kitchen, balcony,
views, 3 car garage. $625K. Lease pur-
chase or rent $3000/mo.
Must Sell in Jax Beach- 4/2.5 w/loft in
Ocean Cay. New carpet, paint, tile floors,.
screened lanai, lots of storage, comm.
pool, walk to ocean!. $480K.
Cool Pool- Hot Price- Lakefront 4/2 with
screened pool, upgraded tile floors, cov-
ered lanai, open kitchen, fireplace, breath-
taking water views. $329K..
Exceptional in Egrets Glade- Brickfront
3/2 on culdesac, open great room, fire-
place, tile and wood floors, new carpet,
fenced yard, covered patio, shed. $215K.
Lakefront PVB Condo- Enjoy peaceful
lake views or relax in front of the fireplace
in your spacious 2/2.5 condo w/screened
porch in beautiful Ponte Vedral $209K
or for rent for $1100/mo.
Adorable and Affordable- 3/2 on fenced
lot in Bentwater Place. Immaculate and
move-in ready, new carpet/paint, new vi-
ni, ail appliances,, sprin:ler security
$205K ..
New Price in Ponte Vedra- upda-ed 2/2
lakefront condo in Ponte Vedra Beach is
perfect for an easy and fun lifestyle! Enjoy
walks to shops, TPC and beach! $179,900
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate

MUST SELL Oceanfront- Newer custom
built 5/4.5 on ocean, 4725sf, office, tile,
wood floors, pool and spa, screened lanai,
hot tub, and private beach. $2.5M.
Reduced in Ponte Vedra- Custom con-
crete block, lakefront 4/3 on culdesac,
2824sf, chef's kitchen, built-ins, lanai,
screened porch, 2.5 car courtyard garage.
Below Builder Cost in Queens Harbour
New 3/2.5 end unit luxury townhome, tile
floors, courtyard, chef's kitchen, balcony,
views, 3 car garage. $625K. Lease pur-
chase or rent $3000/mo.
Must Sell in Jax Beach- 4/2.5 w/loft in
Ocean Cay. New carpet, paint, tile floors,
screened lanai, lots of storage, comm.
,pool, walk to ocean!. $480K.
Cool Pool- Hot Price- Lakefront 4/2 with
screened pool, upgraded tile floors, cov-
ered lanai, open kitchen, fireplace, breath-
taking water views. $329K..
Exceptional in Egrets Glade- Brickfront
3/2 on culdesac, open great room, fire-
place, tile and wood floors, new carpet,
fenced yard, covered patio, shed. $215K.
Lakefront PVB Condo- Enjoy peaceful
lake views or relax in front of the fireplace
in your spacious 2/2.5 condo w/screened
porch in beautiful Ponte Vedral $209K
or for rent for $1100/mo.
Adorable and Affordable- 3/2 on fenced
lot in Bentwater Place: ,Immaculate and
move-in ready, new carpet/paint, new vi-
nyl, all appliances, sprinkler/security.
New Price in Ponte Vedra- Updated 2/2
lakefront condo in Ponte Vedra Beach is
perfect for an easy and fun lifestyle Enjoy
walks to shops, TPC and beach $169K.
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate


4BR/2BA, Old Atlantic Beach, 3 blocks to
ocean. Priced for quick sale per your ap-
praiser. Call Bill (904)318-5174. All offers

ATLANTIC BCH like new luxury pool
home. 4BR/3BA, 3000sf, listen to the
ocean and walk to the beach from this qui-
et neighborhood. Will consider lease/
lease purchase or 100% financing. $749K
BEAUTIFUL 4BR/2BA home located in
Jacksonville Beach. Newly remodeled
kitchen and hardwood floors throughout
the house. Open and spacious floor plan.
Large yard, lots of trees and a pool! FOR
SALE BY OWNER. Call (904)315-1426
for more information.
Lot size, 110x48. Walk to the beach,
needs some upgrading. $359,900.
(904)703 0081
1 MOTIVATED SELLER! Neptune Beach,
within three blocks of ocean. Over 2000sf.
reduced to $399,000. Call Jackson Lane-
hart c/o Keller Williams Realty, 910-6652.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 blocks to beach,
3/2, 2300sf, $499,000. (904)655-8015.
ABSOLUTELY LAST price reduction in
new home. 2 story contemporary,
3BR/2.5BA, 2 car garage, hardwood
floors, all stainless appliances, custom
cabinets, granite counter tops; jacuzzi tub
in master, walk in shower. All baths have
granite vanity tops. Nothing comparable at
this price anywhere at the Beaches.
$359,900, 1140 20th St. N., /ax Beach.
Call builder/owner, 568-9210.
CUTE LITTLE duplex at 536 Beach Ave.,
AB, asking $549,000., 247-7550, 612-
4BR/2BA, PONTE Vedra home for sale,
lease or lease purchase. $319,000. Jac-
queline Byram/Realtor, Ponte Vedra
Beach Realty, 111-C Solana Road.
4 blocks to ocean. Beautiful, new,
3BR/3.5BA townhome w/2 car garage.
Loaded w/SS kitchen, granite throughout,
2350sf. appraised @ $515K. Reduced to
$429,900. Will pay closing & 1st yr. HOA.
Co-op OK. "If you can find a better deal at
the Beach, Buy It!" 728-6577, 509-6322.

2BR/2BA, garage, wall unit, 1250sf,

5BR/4.5BA., cul-de-sac, many upgrades.
$599,900. For info or appt. call 280-0594
or www.312eastmillchase.com
house, large fenped yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.

Salt marsh to Intracoastal lot of 100X300
comes with a 30' deeded oceanfront
beach access! South Ponte VedraVilano.
Current Price: $349,900. This weekend
only: $332,400.
near Six-Mile-Creek. Wooded lot with.ac- .
cess to spring fed pond. Excellent invest-
ment opportunity! Current price: $317,500.
This weekend only: $312,500.
in this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch home
in Walden Chase. This home offers hard
wood floors, elegant architectural details
and is loaded with upgrades. Mrs. Clean
lives here Originally priced at: $341,900.
Priced to sell at: $316,900.
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a bonus
room with a half bath sits over the 3-car-
garagel You'll find upgrades throughout
this beautiful home with over 3,000 square
feet! Currently priced to sell at: $621,000.
Open House Sunday Sept. 2nd, 1-4pm
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The separate
office, enclosed lanai and master bedroom
suite all come with their own sparkling
lake views. Separate living room, dining
room and family room. Current Price:
$395,000. This weekendonly: $387,000.
Open House Saturday Sept 1st 1-4pm.
and perfect for entertaining, recreation or
simply relaxing. Formal living and dining
rooms with separate family room and fire-
place. Current price: $424,900. This
weekend only: $415,000. Open House
Saturday Sept 1 st, 1-4pm.
In renovated kitchen Expansive lake
views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living
room and dining room combo, separate'
family room with fireplace and a screened
porch. Current price: $409,000. This
weekend only: $388,550. Open House
Saturday Sept 1st 1 '4pm.
offers seclusion and beauty in an excellent
Ponte Vedra location Open floor plan with
ceramic tile, fireplace and upgraded kitch-
en. 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bath-
rooms. Move-in condition! Originally
priced at: $327,500. Priced to move at:
For more information or a showing ap-
pointment, please call the PB&J Team of
Bowen Slade and Julia Falcone at
(904)994-2623 or (904)993-8857, Realty
Executives of Ponte Vedra.

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Just 4 blocks to the beach, this 3/2.5
boasts an open floor plan with bamboo,
travertine and tile throughout. The private,
professionally land/night escaped backyard
provides a relaxing backdrop for the
screened in porch with hot tub. Stainless
appliances throughout kitchen- all stay.
Designer lighting and fixtures.compliment
this well-maintained 1800sf. treasure.
436 9th Avenue South, $399,900. Real-
tors welcome. MLS#362681. Call for an
appointment (904)535-8812.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA. Must sell.
$175,000. (904)339-3084.

location in Neptune Beach, 534 Margaret
Must see in person to appreciate! NO
BUY. Call (904)315-1426 for information.

JAX BEACH, FSBO. New condo, 5th floor,
3BR/3.5BA, 2400+sf, corner unit w/beauti-
ful ocean views, 2 balconies, granite, SS,
fireplace, pool, $760,000, 607-9295.
JAX BCH, Oceanfront. 4/3.5, 2500sf, NE
8th floor. FSBO, agents welcome 2%.
$799,000 OBO. 612-3200.
2/1 top floor, corner unit, tiled balcony with
great views. Elevator, pool and storage,
339,900. Owner/Agent. 887-7053.
One block to ocean in South Jax
Beach. NEW 2/2. Open, Bright, Granite,
Stainless, Tile floors. Many upgrades.
Priced below purchase. $349,000. 2%
co-op. (904)241-5564.
PVB. 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse. $236,000.
PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA, full amen-
ities, beach access. $129,900. 226-3968.
SOUTH JAX BCH/ Beautiful Valencia
Condo. Brand new gated community, mi-
nutes to ocean and shopping. Almost
1500sf., 2/2 +den. 2nd floor unit w/eleva-
tor. Lots of upgrades. Fitness center, heat-
ed pool. 2 car garage. Priced below mar-
ket. LUXURY LIVING for $347,500.Call
June Pettit, First Trust Realty 994-3608
FSBQ- REDUCED, Jax Beach. New con-
do, Valencia, 2BR/2BA, 1357sf. $340K.
2BR/2BA condo, 12 blks from beach, with
upgrades. 1yr. lease signed ($1120/mo.).
Selling price $219,900 with $10K cash
back at closing. Call Ted (904)537-7896.


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SThe Plantation PV 3BR/2.5BA, beautiful 2 screened lanai, wood deck, new carpet & paint, floor, screened porch, garage, amenities. $1100/mo. ,
story home, hardwood and tile floors, den/office, fenced yard, garage. $1400/mo.
Balcony. $3000/mo. Cranes Lake PV 2BR/2.5BA, two story Palms at Marsh Landing JB
Salt Creek Island PV 4BR/3.5BA, spectacular lakefront condo, screened lanai, fireplace, comm. Screened porch, tile floors, amenities.
j home, water to golf course views, tropical pool. $1100/mo. 2BR/2BA, Ground floor. $1100/mo.
backyard w/pool & spa. $3000/mo. Intracoastal West 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/garage. $1150/mo.
SCosta Verano JB 3BR/2.5BA, brand new Bishops Court Hodges IBR/1BA, ground 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor, top/end unit. $1300/mo.
Luxury townhouse, w/ ocean views, attached 2 floor/end unit, water to golf course views, Grand Cay Villas PV 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor w/tile
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ocean views. $2000/mo: 2BR/2.5BA. End unit. $1150/mo. in pool, golf course views, game room. $3500/mo.
660 Upper 8th Ave. S. JB 3BR/1.5BA, two Brightwater Gate Pkwy Ocean rande SPV 3BR/3BA, 2nd floor luxury
story w/tile floors, carpet, Florida room, fenced 2BR/2.5BA. Remodeled townhouse, garage condo, garage, tile doors, elevators, screened porch.
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garage. $1500/mo. Ocean Links 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor w/fireplace, REIMAX Coastal Real Estate
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2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.
BEACHSIDE 2/1.5' Townhome, fireplace,
pool, WDHU, $99,500 firm, 241-8706,
w/boatslip. Darien, GA, 1 hour from Jack-
sonville. $299,000. McGuire Mortgage.
dos, oceanviews; 2 & 3 bedrooms; move-
in Nov., 2007. Call Renee L. Baron, Inc.
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Free 2nd opinions! Call Steve McGuire
the answer to your home financing needs.
As a licensed mortgage broker business,
we give you access to premier national
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ited. Call (203)438-6225 or email

lars, mobiles, stilt homes. Call (800)622-

2BR/2BA TOWNHOME bonus room,
CH&A, located in Mayport Landing,
fenced back yard, near ocean and Hanna
Park, 1278 Wonderwood Dr., $765/mo,
$700 deposit, 280-2728 leave message.

2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH&A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf.1320 4th St.. S.,
Unit C, Jax Bch. No pets. $825/mo,
$825/sec. dep. (904)343-9908.
ATLANTIC BCH Duplex. 1 BR., half block
ocean. $856/mo. +dep, 904-910-1108/
ATLANTIC BCH townhome, 170 Poinset-
tia St. 4.5 blocks to beach, 2BR/2BA,
Hardwood upstairs, tile downstairs, ceiling
fans, track lighting and mirrors. Has mod-
ern urban feel. Walk to town center.
$1150/mo. (904)629-2628.

1BR w/great ocean views, tile floors
throughout, washer & dryer, walk-in clos-
et, balcony, assigned parking. $925/mo.
160 Seventh Avenue North. 993-2555.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.

WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR, $800/mo;1BR, $575/mo; laundry
room in building. Credit check. No pets.
PONTE VEDRA, 1BR/1BA townhome,
gated, washer/dryer included; 5 star
amenities. $925/mo. 998-9148.
NEW COZY 1BR, deck w/ocean view,
CH&A. Water, sewer, garbage included.
Credit check. No pets. $700/mo. 514-8530
PV BEACH Summer House. 2BR/1.5BA,
adjacent to pool, $1150/mo. Small pets
welcome. (904)280-3138.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave.
South, 1BR/1BA. $600/mo. and $650/mo
LARGE EFFICIENCY Apartment, excel-
lent location, 2 blocks to Ocean, very
clean. No pets. $575/mo. 642-1214 or
BIKE TO THE BEACH! 2/2 loft town-
house in Ponte Vedra. $1150/mo. Call for
info. 928-1494 or 349-1383.
JAX BEACHFRONT, off-season, furnish-
ed 2BR apartment, some utilities.
$1075/mo. 246-3130.
Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-
home. Approx. 900sf., newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
$900/mo. No pets. 616-5615.
JAX BEACH 2BR/1BA, 4 blocks to beach,
hardwood floors, dishwasher, CH&A, off
street parking, fenced yard, $1000/mo.

91 STANLEY Rd. #1 (off Mayport Rd).
2BR/1BA. $650/mo. $600 deposit re-
guired. 338-5924.
TOWNHOUSE, 5 min. from downtown,
end unit, 2BR/1.5BA, pool, new decor, pri-
vacy fenced patio, 1 or 2 yr. lease.
$825/mo. includes water and fees.
(904)553-9353. -
JAX BEACH townhome, 2BR/1.5BA,
1100sf., WDHU, CH&A, tile floors through-
out, fenced yard, pets ok w/deposit.
$1050/mo. +sec. dep., 887 8th Ave.
South, (904)608-6678.
JAX BCH efficiency, $650/mo. +$650/dep.
1BR apt., $750/mo. +$750/dep., water-in-
cluded. 7-12 mo. lease. Sea Villas, 928
2nd St. N. Apt. 2. 241-9822.

LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2 1BR APT. $825/mo. +$550/dep. WDHU,
blocks to ocean.-Very clean. No Pets. no pets. 235 Canal Blvd, Palm Valley
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219. (904)333-0734.
JAX BCH, 12th Ave. S. 2BR/ 2BA town- 3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
house. NO PETS SMOKERS. $995/mo ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1750/mo. Call Rich
plus dep. 733-7596. 476-8521.

Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. 241-9822.
Home. Player's Club section, back yard
fronts on beautiful lagoon, 2 min 9valk to
large park, community pool, quiet and safe
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA, 1700sf., no
garage, excellent condition. Minimum
6 month lease. $1350/mo. (904)571-3877.
2BR/ 1BA upstairs duplex unit. Outside
laundry room, hardwood floors throughout.
217 12th Ave. N., Jax Bch. $900/mo.
PONTE VEDRA Bch, 2BR 2BA, 2 car
gar., newly remodeled, very clean, con-
venient to beaches, comm. pool, private
backyard. 536-4479 or 608-4095.
-GORGEOUS 2BR/1BA Apt located
2 blocks from the beach at 218 19th Ave
North in Jax Beach. CH&A, beautiful hard-
wood floors, stacked washer dryer, ceiling
fans, large closets & more! $995/mo,,
,$99E~ '-..ur;r, d.c'posil Absolutely no pets
and : r..: r,..,nr 7'0.1 J 75 .or246-8911.

2BR/2BA TOWNHOME bonus room,
CH&A, located in Mayport Landing, near
ocean and Hanna Park, $750/mo, $700
deposit, 280-2728 Iv message.
PVB, 3BR/2BA Solona Cay Circle, fenced
yard, community.pool, 1-car garage. Avail-
able now. 1 year lease. $1250/mo.
CH&A, f/p, WDHU, dishwasher, $785/mo.,
little apt. overlooking trees, gardens, &
pool. A short barefoot walk to the beach.
Utilities and cable included. $695/mo. Call
Robin 246-2203.
DUPLEX- HISTORIC Springfield, 1416
Pearl St., upper unit. Large 2BR, hard-
wood floors, country kitchen, pantry.
$625/mo. +deposit. No pets. 223-5211,
JAX BEACH 2BR/1.5BA, 900sf., W/D,
CH&A. $900/mo + $900 deposit, 1 yr.
lease, no pets. 210/ 222 17th Ave. Nq.
Call 221-6816.

ATL BCH townhome. Spacious 3/2.5,
fenced yard, pet friendly, 1/2 block to OLD ATLANTIC Beach, 207 15th St.,
beach. $1700/mo. Call 334-7155. 2BR/1BA, CH&A, 1 block to ocean,
$900/mo., ref's. 246-6194, 249-3636.

MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
JAX BEACH, 1/1 upper, 1 block beach,
$795/mo +$500 deposit water included;
military/ senior discount. Small pets OK.
1718 No. 1st St., #2, 708-0731.
Beautiful Atl Bch. newly renov. 2BR/2BA
condo. Screen porch, W/D. $1200/mo. In-
cludes water, sewer, cable. Great pool &
tennis court. Avail immediately. Call Sus-
an (904)249-7548
NEPTUNE, 2/1 townhouse +garage; 2
blocks beach, CH&A, WDHU, fenced
yard; $1200/mo. +$500 deposit, water in-
cluded; senior/ military discount. Small
pets OK. 920 2nd St., 708-0731.
JAX BEACH, Cottage: 5 blocks from
ocean. Screened porch. 1BR, CH&A, ap-
pliances like new. Water, pest control,
yard service included. No pets. Non-smok-
ing. References, credit check required
$795/mo. (904)247-1918.

JAX BEACH- Just steps to ocean!
2BR/1BA w/sunporch, wood floors,
WDHU! $1200/mo. Call All South Realty,
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1/2 block to ocean.
3BR/1BA, newly remodeled, beautiful
landscaping. Must See! $1850/mo.
OLD PV, 4BR/2BA, 3 lots from ocean,
2400sf, WBFP, $1950/mo., 220-6244.
3BR/2BA HOME in Fiddlers Marsh, Ponte
Vedra. $1600/mo. Jacqueline Byram/ Re-
altor Ponte Vedra Beach Realty, 111-C
Solana Road (904)571-5653.
car garage in East Oceanview. 1 1/2,
blocks to Chesapeake Bay beach, NEAR
BASES. Sparkles like new w/newly re-
modeled bathrooms, freshly painted, new
windows, new ceramic tile and new carpet
throughout, WDHU, CH&A! $1200/mo.
Call Mary Ann (904)235-2929.
5BR/3BA, ATLANTIC Beach, 2200sf.,
6 blocks to ocean, 302 Magnolia. Jacuzzi
tub, outside shower, hardword floors &
carpet, W/D +appliances incl., fenced
yard, 2 car garage, lots storage, pets ok
w/deposit, no smoking $2075/mo..
OAK HARBOR, 3/1, freshly painted, new
carpet, fenced backyard. Near boat ramp
& Mayport. Available 9/1. $975/mo. +se-
curity, 241-8003.
$1450/mo. 3/2, 1800sf., French doors to
patio to Lake. Fireplace, 2 car garage,
W/D, dishwasher. In Lake Sanctuary
1 mile to Beach, 2 blks JTB. 270-1050
3BR/2BA HOMES from $1400/mo. 918
6th Ave. N; 534 16th Ave. N.; 912 Pen-
man Rd.; 798 Triton. 710-8083.
PVB 3/2 w/fireplace on corner lot, 140
Serrano Way, $1500/mo. includes yard
care. Option to buy, $225K. 379-3759.
PVB, POOL HOME, walk to ocean,
3BR/2BA. $1900/mo. (904)993-5626.

JAX BEACH Holly Drive, 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, fenced yard, $1300/mo + deposit,
Available 9/1. 614-5278.
KERNAN, 4/2 w/ frplc., DR, Ig master,
2 car garage., $1200/mo. W/D included,
THIS BEAUTIFUL waterfront, 2 story,
2BR/3BA, loft townhome is now available.
Owner completely remodeled throughout
to move into, but plans changed. New tile
& carpet, new fireplace, new bathroom
vanities, new kitchen cabinets, new Corian
countertop and all new' appliances.
$1600/mo. Must have good credit, first &
last month rent required. If interested,
please call 704-6717.
Seatrout St., Ponte Vedra Bch. Fenced
yard w/ garage. $1050/mo. Good rental
history & credit required. 370-0042.

new $1100/mo.. Call 588-4691
MAYPORT AREA, 4BR/2BA, large Florida
room, W/D included, enclosed patio. 2460
Montreal St., $1300/mo., +deposit, year
lease. 710-6896.

1856sf., 194ft. deep lot. New paint, tile,
carpet. $1500/mo. OBO. terms. Independ-
.ent Brokers & Asso., Inc. 247-4333.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2 blks to beach,
3BR/2BA; new paint, carpet, hardwood
floors, refrigerator with icemaker, micro-
wave. W/D, 2 car garage, $1575/mo
HOUSE FOR rent or own, 2 story,
4BR/2.5BA, Collingswood subdivision,
12470 Heathgate Court,-Jacksonville. Call
(904)803-6153, (904)220-4247.
Townhouse, 1100sf. 1415 4th St N. Jax
Beach. $1100/mo, first and last to move
in. Call (904)868-7702 or (904)333-9785
to see.

New home built in 2007. 2500sf, 4BR/
3BA in Atl. Bch at 620 Orchid St. Gor-
geous master suite, custom kitchen, frplc.,
2 car gar., beaches schools. Owner will do
a lease/ purchase option or finance now.
$2200/mo. plus sec. dep. 249-6150.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, Dolphin Cove,
7 Cobia St. 2BR/2BA, $1100/mo.
+$1100/dep. No smoking, No pets. Lawn
care included 285-2302, 945-6547.
NEPTUNE BEACH house, 3BR/3BA, spa-
cious, pool, FL room, 2400sf. $2000/mo.

OCEAN VIEW 1BR/1.5BA, furnished con-
do at Jax Beach, $900/mo. 247-8916.

SHARE TOWNHOUSE close to beach,
$500/mo. includes utilities,. 306-6369.
NEPTUNE BEACH, room with a view
overlooking gardens & pool; short barefoot
walk to beach. $750/mo. includes. cable,
utilities & internet. Call Robin, 246-2203 or
Yasi, 248-9074.
LARGE FURNISHED bedroom, Neptune
Bch. w/bath, pool, includes everything.
$545/mo., (904)403-5734.

ROOMMATE FOR 3/2 Townhouse, May-
port Landing, $400/mo. includes utilities,
PRIVATE ROOM w/bath, non-smoking.
$135/wk. +deposit. Background check.
996-8341, 210-8877.

THE POINT at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the ROOMMATE FOR 3BR/1.5BA, renovated,
water; lease or sale, 285-5896. 8 miles ocean. Non-smoker. $600/mo. in-
cludes utilities. Scott 904-403-7389.

SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, $1650/mo.
2BR/2BA ALL appliances, W/D, garage,
Hodges Blvd. near JTB, $1050/mo.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
2BR/2BA, garage. $2200/mo. Call
PVB, 2BR/2BA, gated, fireplace, ground
floor, $1030/mo., 864-2440.
OCEAN'S EDGE condo, 2/2, pool/ lagoon
view, new asking $1450/mo, $1000 de-
posit. No pets, no smoking. Call 234-3130.
$399,900. For Lease or Sale
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 Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $990/mo. +deposit. 838-
PVB, 2BR/2BA, like new 2nd floor corner,
golf view. Great location, near beach &
shopping. $975/mo. +deposit. (904)466-

rent. South Jax Beach. Available 9/1/07.
6-9 month lease OK. Small pet OK with
approval, no smokers. 2/2 with beach
front balcony, pool/ extended cable and lo-
cal pl'ohe included / covered parking/W/D
in unit. $1900/mo. Call Lara
CLOSE TO downtown, 1/1 includes water
and garbage. Boat accessible, $695/mo.
(904)753-4582 or (352)219-1861.
PVB, OCEAN Grove Condo 2BR/2BA
1180sqft. deluxe on lake. Beach access.
New appliances including Washer/Dryer.
Approved pets okay. $1200/month. Avail.
9/1. (904)813-0304.

ATLANTIC BCH Seaplace, lovely 2/2,
steps to ocean, furnished/ unfurnished,
$1200/mo. (904)887-5005.
Sthe Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approximately 2700sf. w/marina view. Re-
sort style living. $2450/mo. Includes 1-car
garage, water, sewer, cable, pool, spa,
clubhouse, health club. Marina Walk, gat-
ed community marsh and marina views.
40' boat slip available. Call 463-2845.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, walk to beach;
gated community, 2/2 unfurnished condo
'east of A1A, $1200/mo, $1000/deposit.
Brand new everything. Available early
Sept. Danny, 710-9649 or 553-6105.
PVB, THE COLONY. Walk/ bike to beach,
2BR/2BA, corner unit, 2nd floor, high ceil-
ings, new carpet/ tile, W/D, fireplace, ga-
rage. Avail. 10/1/07. $1175/mo. Janet
PONTE VEDRA, The Fountains,
2BR/2BA, 1344sf., $1200/mo., Signature
Realty, 616-9450.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1/2 block
IC WEST at Mayo, 3 or 4BR/2BA, $1250- to ocean, furnished, $1450/mo. +utities.
$1500/mo. Independent Brokers & Assoc., Pool. Long-term. 247-1049.
Inc., 247-4333 or 710-3111. A .
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PONTE VEDRA 4BR/2BA, in-ground
swimming pool, $1400/mo + deposit
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.
JAX BEACH South. 822 14th Ave. Com-
pletely remodeled, 3BR/2BA, CH&A, W/D,
fenced yard. No pets. $1350/mo.
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
No dogs. 246-0576
JAX BEACH, 3/1, 809- 8th Ave. So.; re-
modeled tile & blinds throughout; large
yard; all appliances, $1200/mo. +deposit,
993-6770 or 246-2634.
MARSH LANDING CC, executive home
in private golf community. 3BR/3BA, neu-
tral and tasteful upgrades, fireplace,
wooded back yard, $2295/mo. Will sell al-
so. 537-4083.
3BR/2BA, NICE House, big FL Room,
Fenced yard, Pets OK. $1395/mo.
3BR/ 2.5BA 2700sf, fireplace, 1535 Selva
Marina Dr. 3 blks to ocean, across from
Selva Marina Country Club. Pets ok,
$2250/ mo. 838-6333. Avail 7/1.
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rPl I l vELnA eacll, 3/ vw/ garage,
spacious, new tile, paint and blinds,
ground floor, end unit, screened lanai, fire-
place, ceiling fans, all amenities, 1 mile to
beach, $1300/mo. Must seel 904-273-
8923 or 904-294-8164.
BEST DEAL!.2BR split plan, everything
new, corner unit, tennis court view, securi-
ty system, W/D. $1145/mo. Janet
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
BEACHSIDE 2/1.5 Townhome, fireplace,
pool, WDHU, $780/mo +security, 241-
8706, 607-9980.
ocean front condo, living room and master
bedroom overlooking ocean w/balcony.
Front balcony overlooks Jax skyline, fully
furnished, great amenities, including cov-
ered parking, hot tub, tennis, and sandy
beach. Call for more details. 398-9080 ext

559.917. Net proceeds from sale in ex-
cess of amount claimed by lienor will be
deposited with the clerk of the court. In-
terested parties, contact: State Filing
Service, Inc. (772)595-9555.
BL 9/5/07

IT a person aeciaes to app
made by the Board with
matter considered at su
INRNEEXECUIVE OFFi hearing, he will need a re
IEXEC INTERNET EXECUTIVE OFFI- ceedingsand for such p
CES. Spacious modern individual offices need to ensure that a vei
with phone, internet, printer, fax & mail the proceedings is made,
service, voice mail, 3rd Street address. eludes the testimony and
Contact Jim 249-4292. which the appeal is to be I
OFFICE SPACE available. 950 to 3350sf.
Atlantic Beach on Mayport Road. In accordance with the
(904)545-6889. Disabilities Act and Sectic
da Statute, persons with c
OCEANFRONT OFFICES (2), includes ing special accommodatic
conference room, lobby, and secretarial in this meeting should c
space, perfect for attorney or businessper- Clerk's Office no later tha
son. $1750/mo. (904)249-8500. day of the meeting.
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Jax Bch. Code Enforcement Board
247-6869. Code Enforcement Board

OFFICE SPACE to lease, up to 1000sf.
314 14th Ave. No, Jax Beach. Available
now. 249-6890.

GREAT LOCATION corner of 5th Ave. N.
& A1A, Jax. Beach. For lease info. call
OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE Space for lease,
Mayport Rd. Free rent. 514-1090.
WAREHOUSE FOR lease, 1375sqft, with
small office and bathroom. Air conditioned
$13.65/sqft.+ CAM approx. $2100/mo.
South Jax Beach, 241-1880.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE with available
6250 sf parking lot; 800 to 3400 sf $15.00
NNN Jax Beach; 4th St. N. and 11th Ave.
N. (904)249-4091.

FREE TO good home: 2 older dogs, 7yrs.,
yellow lab, beagle, both female/ spayed.
All shots current (moving). Very loving.
FREE KITTENS, females, 8 and 12wks.
Litter-trained. Call 294-2269
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.

PRETTY, SWEET, Tame, green-cheeked
conure w/large cage. $250. 595-4168.
CHIHUAHUA, 8 weeks old; female, tan,
$300 OBO, 853-6382 or 434-7803.
AUSTRALIAN BLUE Heelers, born May
19th, 1st shot and wormed. $150 Make
great frisbee dogs. Call Karen 742-3315
Iv. msg.
RAT TERRIERS: various colors, sizes and
ages. cjkennel@earthlink.net, 352-621-

LOST DOG in Atlantic Beach; mixed Gold-
en Retriever, male, neutered, answers to
'Trouble." Call 699-0814.

BL 9/5/07

All ages, W.S.I. certified, 34 years teach-
ing. Beaches Aquatic Ctr. 246-3822, 568-
DRIVER: DON'T just start your career.
Start it right.! Company sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have
CDL? Tuition reimbursement! CRST.
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 www.On-
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
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
Thru Algebra I. References, reasonable.
John McCann 273-3784.
your driving career today! Offering cours-
es in CDL A. Low tuition feel Many pay-
ment options! No, registration fee!
(888)899-5910 info@americasdrivingaca-

BUSY BEACHES CPA firm needs a part
time Administrative Assistant for 20-25
hours per week beginning immediately
and 40 plus hours during our peak tax
season, January 1 through April 30, in-
cluding weekends as needed. Applicant
must be professional in demeanor,. flexi-
ble, with general office and strong tele-
phone skills (position requires. extensive
filing) and knowledge of Word and Excel.
Fax resume and salary requirements to

DRY CLEANER needs PT Counter Help,
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats & 333-8572.
dogs. 246-3600. _


IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
WHY DIDN'T YOU CALL? Please not,
another 26 years.

DIVORCE $275-$350*. Covers children,
etc. Only one signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000 ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta
Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.

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City of Atlantic Beach. Work hours vary.
Apprpx_ ..20 ,r5 .wlk Slarning pay
$1,92/hr.,Must h-,.., jal.d ciass B CDL
Flobnid Driver's License wiin air brake en-
dorsement and satisfactory driving record.
Min. 2 yrs. exp. Primary duty driving
sludge truck. Applications accepted until
9/19/07 at 800 Seminole Rd. Atl. Beach,
FL 32233 or visit www.coab.us or call
(904)247-5820. No smokers/ tobacco
users. Drug testing conducted. EOE
P/T NANNY needed in PVB for after
school care, 465-0830.
in. Latitudes Cafe & Martini Bar 2429 S.
3rd Street.
SPEECH Pathologist part-time, needed
for school aged children at the beaches,
excellent salary. 247-1251;.
Part-time Activity Assistant working with
the geriatric population in a Premier Re-
tirement Community Health Center. Must
be dependable and have the ability to mul-
ti-task. Pleasant work environment. Hours:
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Ex-
perience preferred. Applications available
at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to (904)246-9447; Email to:
j6bs@fleetlanding.com Website: fleetland-
ing.com EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.

SOUTH JAX Beach, 3/1.5, carport. Large
lot; 7 blocks to beach, $1200/mo. +secuti-
ry, +references. (904)249-4324.

. 3/2, 4th floor, 1600sf, $2000/mo. (mon
to month) 534-4145.

JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to
ocean, $1400/wk., (904)608-4325.

HIGHLY MOTIVATED energetic Assistant
needed in an upscale salon in Ponte Ve-
dra. Experience preferred, Please call
ABOVE AND Beyond Housekeeping,
seeking responsible individuals, reliable
transportation and phone required.
591-5901, 514-1188.
PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER, aftemoons, 3-
6pm for church pre-school; dependable,
some experience required. 246-2891 for
BUY THE BOOK needs PT/FT for retail in
new store. Neptune Beach (across from
Pier 1) $7.50-$10/hr., 821-8548, Bob.
flexible hours. Must have references and
own vehicle 273-0253.

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ATLANTIC BEACH, $700/mo. Includes
utilities 1BR/1BA and patio. 200-8977


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SPEECH THERAPIST needed 2 hours
per day in Atlantic Beach home. Pays
cash. 887-9595 or 241-6913.
Now hiring part/time Food Expeditor and
AM & PM Banquet Servers. Apply in per-
son Tuesday- Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
directions. Drug test/ EOE.
YARD WORK, raking leaves, flower beds,
$6 per hour, 703-6703.

Seeking responsible reliable individuals.
Must be bondable. Serious inquiries only.
Leave message at 716-8824.
Therapist to rent in PVB. (904)247-9255.
'CAN YOU dig it?" Heavy Equipment
School. 3wk training program. Backhoes,
bulldozers, trackhoes.. Local job place-
ment. Start digging dirt now. Call
(866)362-6497 or (888)707-6886.
We are currently accepting application for
a full time delivery driver. Must have cur-
rent, valid drivers license. Kuhn Flowers
offers competitive salary, paid vacation &
medical & dental insurance. We are a
drug free workplace. Apply in person at
832-10 AlA N., Ponte Vedra. No phone
calls please.
Full-time in our Assisted Living at a pre-
mier retirement community. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
EQUIPMENT MANAGER needed, clean-
ing experience preferred, must be me-
chanically inclined. Fax resume: 270-8866
or call 422-7114.
ABSENT ANSWER is looking for happy
people to work F/T, nights and weekends.
Will train. Great pay. Call today 270-2357.
Helper. Must have tools and transporta-
tion. Start $8/hr. 32-40hrs/wk. Call 307-
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-
NANNY NEEDED F/T in my PV home
starting 11/07. Min. 3yrs exp, ref's re-
quired, nonsmoking and own transporta-
tion. Must also be dog/ cat friendly.
ARE YOU a highly motivated, responsible
person who can build relationships easily?
ou could be an asset to our team. This
position will give you an opportunity for
growth and advancement. Experience in
office supplies/ computer industry prefer-
red, but not necessary. Will train right per-
son. Salary, benefits, commission. Fax re-
sume to 247-1271 or email career@atlan-
FOREMEN TO lead utility field crews.
Outdoor physical work, many entry-level
positions, paid training. $17/hr plus per-
formance bonuses after promotion, living
allowance when traveling, company truck
and benefits. Must have strong leadership
skills, good driving history and be able to
travel throughout Florida. Email Resume
to Recruiter3@osmose.com or fax
(800)519-3526 www.OsmoseUtilities.com

Full-Time, 6:30am-3pm, at a premier re-
tirement community. Must have ability to
stand long periods of time. Flexible sched-
uie Exceileni benelts and great work en-
vronmenl Appi-calion. ailabi. ail Peel
Lrndrng Se.:unrr Gail, One Fi&el Lari.ing
Bio o, Ailantic Beach, FL 32233. Fa 10
904-246-9447; email to jobs@fleetland-
ing.com. EOE/ Drug-free Workplace.

Opening Soon
International Bio-Resources (IBR Plasma),
an expanding Bio-tech company, is look-
ing for candidates for the following posi-
tions in the Atlantic Beach/ Mayport
Area: Administration/ Management; Quali-
ty Assurance; LPNs, EMTs, Paramedics;
Phlebotomists; Medical Techs, CNA's.
Now offering sign-on bonuses and highly
competitive salaries/ hourly wages.
Please send your resume or email your
contact info to Krost@iblor.com or fax to
Small Jax Bch insurance office seeking
non-smoking special person, flexible
hours, $10 per hr to start. Paid training.
No weekends. 220, 440 or personal lines
license preferred but not required.
285-8392 or email
1 newhire @ bellsouth.net
CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet offer-
ing regional/ OTR runs. Outstanding pay
package. Excellent benefits. Generous
sometime. Lease purchase on '07 Peter-
bilts. National Carriers (888)707-7729
WARE ENGINEER needed in Jackson-
ville, FL. Position requires B.S. or equiva-
lent in Computer Science plus 3 years
work experience consisting of: senior soft-
ware engineering (C++, COBOL and As-
sembler) in CICS Transaction Server us-
ing DB2, TCPIP sockets and WebSphere
MQ; senior system programming of CICS
Services), z/OS, TCP/IP, Parallel Sysplex
and Unix System Services; process auto-
mation/workflow technology in CICS using
ECMA type scripting to solve integration
problems; and formal training of junior de-
velopers. Please e-mail to Winn-Dixie
Stores at HattieAndrews@winn-dixie.com.
Refer to job code CB in the subject line.
Mortgage is here to support you and close
your loans. Call for interview, 241-4608.
DRY CLEANING, Silk Presser, Ponte Ve-
dra area, guaranteed hours. 285-5644.
DRIVERS ACT now! Sign-on bonus 36-
45Cpm/$1000+wkly $0 lease/$1.20pm
CDL-A +3 mos. OTR (800)635-8669.

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.
Full time, flexible hours. Experienced only.
Excellent benefits. Applications available
at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to 904-246-9447; .email to
jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug-free
*k *
Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
SALES POSITION available. Knowledge
of cleaning, industry a plus. Clean driving
record or transportation required. Fax re-
sume to 270-8866.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
F/T RECEPTIONIST needed for high vol-
ume Vet Clinic. Previous experience in
Vet Clinic preferred. Must possess excel-
lent Customer Service skills.. Competitive
salary, excellent benefits. Fax resume to
246-3064 br call 246-8577 for more info.
Beaches Animal Clinic, 937 Beach'Blvd.
Jax Beach.
HAVE a good phone voice and want to
write your own paycheck? Call .246-0903.
experienced Pre-school Teachers &
Assistant Teachers. F/T & P/T available.
We offer a competitive salary & benefits
package. Call 273-6960 or fax resume to:
280-5742. .
TAXI DRIVERS'Wanted: Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.

2 CARPENTERS needed for established
remodeling company. Transportation a
must. Call Gator 219-0267.
Convenience Store Customer Service
Reps. Immediate openings, flexible sched-
ules. Call Job Line 596-3266.
AL'S PIZZA hiring Full or Part Time Pizza
Makers and Cooks. Great pay and flexible
schedule. Please apply in person between
2pm-4pm at any location.
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
website www.JacksonvilleBeach.org
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.

Full-time, 7am-3pm at a Premier Retire-
ment Community Health Center. Appli-
cations available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447; email
to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.
FULL-TIME HAIR Stylist w/clientele, high
commission. Call 249-3011.

FULL-Time, 3pm-11pm and 7am-3pm at a
Premier Retirement Community. Excellent
benefit package, competitive wages, good
working environment. Applications availa-
ble at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One
Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email to:
bs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-Free
PEDIATRIC OFFICE has opening for
Front Desk & MA positions. Competitive
salary and full benefits package. Send re-
sume to: 642-2344 or call 642-6100.
Established salon is looking for talented,
creative cosmetologist to join our team.
Great location in So. Jax Bch. Call 249-

Do you deserve to earn $50K- $70K?
Would you like to drive a new van? Are
you focused on delivering 1001% customer
satisfaction? Can you pass a drug/ back-
ground check? We are looking for a pro-
fessional HVAC tech to meet our in-
creased service appointments. For a con-
fidential interview, call 686-4539.

HVAC Service Company looking for an
honest, dependable person to perform
customer service and administration du-
ties. Computer skills a must. For more de-
tails please call Dee at 247-5525.
Sous Chef & Line Cooks needed to pro-
duce great food for our 10yr old waterfront
facility. Good pay & great chef to work for.
Ponte Vedra Bch, 285-0139.
GOLF COURSE Maintenance full-time.
Queens Harbor, good pay, good benefits.
Dan 221-5259.
SERVICE BOAT Detailer. Boat detailing
experience preferred. Full time, good pay
and benefits package. Please apply in
person at Boat Tree, 2079 Beach Blvd.
Carpenter and helpers needed. Position
available immediately. Beaches and Ponte
Vedra areas. Call Tim 509-9071.
WE'RE RAISING pay for Florida regional
drivers! Home every weekend Home dur-
ing the week Solid weekly miles! 95% no
touch! Preplanned freight! $.43 per mile
hometime, money & morel Heartland Ex-
press (800)441-4953 www.heartlandex-
Class A or B drivers to transfer motor
homes, straight trucks; tractors, and bus-
es. Year around work. (800)501-3783.&
D-Licensed Security Officers needed to
work upscale gated communities and con-
dominiums in Jax and Ponte Vedra
Beach. Apply in person at: First Coast Se-
curity Services, 1 Independent Dr. #117
(Modis Bldg.), Jax, FL 32202
(904)598-1993 www.fcssfl.com
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
CNA CARE in your home Rate depends
on care. 536-0587.

Week!" 25x30 Now $4100. 25x40 $5400.
30x40 $6400. 35x50 $9200. 35x70
$12,200. 40x80 $15,950. Others. Ends/ac-
cessories optional. Pioneer (800)668-
YAMAHA M700 Electone organ, $500; 65
gal. salt water aquarium, complete, $450,
BED- FULL-SIZE cherry sleigh bed,
w/mattress & box spring. Must sell. $395.
Can deliver (904)858-9350.
PICK UP Truck cap, 6'x5', mint condition,
$300 OBO, (808)352-0175.
COUCH, DINING room set, Mac comput-
er, Thomasville granite plant stand, Haver-
ty's marbled baker's rack, 5' silk topiary,
lamps, pictures, much more. 315-4212.
60" PHILLIPS Wide Screen TV. Great
Condition. $900 OBO. 280-9376
BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
FACTORY DIRECT Trailers: 125 in stock;
Enclosed 6x12=$1895, 7x16=$3195,
8x20=$4495, 8x28=$5395; 10-Ton
Gooseneck Equipment 8x25=$5895,
8x30=$6495, 8x40=$8995; Dumps
6x10=$3295, 7x14=$4995, All types trail-
ers available, Full Service, EZ Financing.
Call (866)687-4322.
Save on granite counter tops and vanities.
Free estimates! Call Buddy 249-1860
AT&T PARTNER phone system. 5 phones
installed for $899. 249-8877.
QUEEN FUTON $125, white french pro-
vencial bedroom set 6 pieces $400. 249-
LOEHR FUN shape surf board, $285;
dresser & armoire w/rirrors, $100; nice
pedestal sink, $75; cast iron kitchen set,
$50; metal roof for porch, $1.00; round
glass top (40in.x3/8in.), $50; sofa, chair &
ottoman (needs steam clean), make offer;
mahogany 36" door w/glass (LH), $2400
new, will sell for $500, 553-7203.
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & dryer, $175.
641-9667 or 838-5411.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
liver. (904)391-0015.

QUEEN ANNE Sofa and 2 Wing Chairs
Excellent Condition. 2 Solid Cherry Side
Tables. $1150 Sold as package OBO sold
separately. Call 280-9376 to view or have
pictures emailed.
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.
Can deliver. 858-9350.

BALDWIN SPINET piano w/bench, great
condition, red mahogany finish, delivered
and tuned, $1350, 757-3455 or 241-8057.

HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
249-8310. Lic. ST-5903.

*LAND AUCTION* 350 Props Must be
Sold! Low Down / E-Z Financing Free Cat-
alog'(866)554-3852 www.landauction.com


2002 HONDA REBEL 250, red, excellent
condition. 9251 mi, $2000. 568-7139.

1997 COACHMAN RV Weekender,
68,352 miles. Sharp, loaded, excellent
condition. $14,500. (904)242-3591

1997 CHEVY 1500, Z-71 pkg., AT, 4WD,
97,500mi., $6500 OBO. 318-3719.
1993 CHEVY Mark III Conversion Van,
5.7 liter, V-8, like new, Good Year radials,
rally rims, excellent mechanical condition,
$1550 O00, 716-2586.

1998 CADILLAC Eldorado 2-door white
coupe 120,000 miles, very clean, in ex-
cellent condition. $5000. Call 246-1101.
MERCEDES, 1988 560SL convertible,
good condition. Discounted, $7500,

IF YOU are interested in advertising under 1991 CADILLAC Allante, 2-door converti-
this category please call 904-249-9033 or ble, 29,000 miles, asking $10,000 OBO,
email: classified@beachesleader.com 571-6533.
WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and 1994 CADILLAC Sedan Deville. Looks
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889. great, runs great. $1100. 887-5605.

WANTED: CRAFTERS for Fall Arts &
Crafts Show, Oct. 20, 2007 at Christ Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 400 Penman Rd.,
N.B. For more info. call 249-5370.
CRAFTERS WANTED for Fall Fest Sat.,
Nov. 17 at First Christian Church/ Beach-
es, 2125 Ocean Front. For more informa-'
tion, please call 246-2010.
Saturday, 9/15/07 ,8am-12pm corner of
Walnut & 3rd Streets in Neptune Beach.
All profits benefit Student Missions

7am, Harbor Winds community is located
off Kernan, Matthew Unger, and Ashley

2000 CELEBRITY 18' Bowrider.
Mercruiser, In/out, 200hp. Great for wa-
tersports or cruising. Exc. cond., garage
kept, 250 hours, customtrailer. $12K
OBO. (407)509-7660.
2003 23FT. Bryant deck boat (compare to
Cobalt), excellent condition. 320hp. DP.,
Bimini, Garmin GPS/ fish finder, 2006 trail-
er, extended warranty to 2010. $30,000.
BOAT SLIP For Rent, Harbortown Marina,
40' with water & electric, $500. 463-2845.

1999 RANGE Rover HSE, 125,000 miles,
$10,900 OBO, 910-4164, 614-9466.
1987 BMW 3251, 90,000 miles, solid trans-
portation $1450. 631-8099
1987 BMW 3251, convertible, good condi-
tion, asking $1500. Gus 270-2693.
2004 JEEP Wrangler Unlimited, 29,000
miles, hard-top, automatic. Sharp, excel-
lent condition. 4" Suspension lift. Many ex-
tras. $19,500. 242-3591.

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Leigh. For home/ office/ garage,

PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.

dings, Graduations, Social Gatherings.
Call (386)793-7454. (904)635-7588.

MOVING? LONG distance or local. Quali-
ty service at affordable prices. Free esti-
mates, guaranteed pickup and delivery.
Day The Florida Mover. (904)553-3050.

Safe roof cleaning. Deck & fence
restoration. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Irisured:-Cll Kevinii, 994-0045.

Interior & Exterior Painting, Pressure
Washing & Home Repairs. Free estimate.
Jeff 881-4223.
RELIABLE INTERIOR/ exterior painting,
pressure washing, drywall, texture, wall
coverings. Licensed, insured, references.
25 years experience. (904)403-7389.
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.

WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-2274.

HELPER FOR vinyl floor covering. Drivers HOUSES WANTED to clean. 14 years ex-
license required. Call 403-5115. perience. References. Maryann 377-6643.

vvere urret LUF yI ai cijCIp g appaIuIll sI U CliiCer ItL, GOLF COURSE EQUIPMENT MECHAN-
customer service rented team members for.the IC: Atlantic Beach. F/T, benefits, 401K.
following positions:Golf privileges. Exp. required. $20/hr.,Call
246-4711. DFWP.
Massage Therapist LOOKING for a change? Established Sal-
Great opportunity to work in an oceanfront resort with on has opening for 2 stylists w/ clientele
terrificea inFT/ PT. Excellent working conditions, 60%
terrific ear.ng potential. We offer an excellent benefits Commission. Health & Dental insurance,
package including medical/dental, life insurance,sick and paid vacation. All inquiries confidential.
vacation days, and discounts at our retail outlets, golf Contact Bob or Susan at Susan Merrick's
course and spa. Hair Designs, 246-7272 or 246-1579.
Apply in person to: preferred, F/T, good pay and benefits
607 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach Tree, 29Beas in person at Boat
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm ** HAIRSTYLIST **
.For additional information call 280-6076 TOP pay, insurance & benefits. No clien-
See current openings at: Profiles.hospitalityonline.com/211464 tele needed. ICW. 220-2012.
Drug Free Workplace EOE

SIF YOU are interested in advertising under
W fl this category please call 904-249-9033 or
temail: classified @ beachesleader.com

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Need your home cleaned before moving in
or out? Rental properties, offices. One
time home cleaning, biweekly 248-9071.
experience. Licensed, insured, & bonded.
Move outs welcome. Satisfaction guaran-
teed. Call 446-6111, free estimate. Now
excepting new clients.
PROFESSIONAL-TO clean your office.
Licensed, bonded, insured. 631-8527.
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040..

WOOD'Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.

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

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

A quality paint job, period. Free estimates.
Nick Biondo LLC, (904)316-1683.
'HOME PAINTING inside & out. 30 years
experience & quality work. Call Mike
Williarms, 285-2651.
RANDY BEAVER, Inc. Residential/ Com-
mercial. Painting/ Wallpapering. Reasona-
ble pricing. Honest, Dependable. 608-
INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR Painting, referen-
ces upon request. Reasonably prices.
Free estimates. Call Linda 662-5368.

FREEEstiate, Refrenes Aail

Beaches Office (904) 241-5414
Westside Office (904) 786-9827
Cell (904) 714-8400

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

dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
AROUND REPAIRS: Wallpaper remov-
al, Drywall, Wood Repairs. and Pres-
sure Washing. 20% Senior Citizen dis-
count. 33yrs. exp. LicJIns. 229-9389.
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
Home improvements, home repairs, bath-
room/ kitchen remodels, doors, windows,
crown moulding, etc., (904)635-0389.

Reroof, new roof, repairs all types of roofs.
Mention this ad for a $100 discount on all
reroof or repairs over $750. License
CC-C058163. Call 246-5649.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com

ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR & First Aid. P/T or F/T.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
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