Title: Gabber
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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: May 13, 2010
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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this week...

Gulfport Plaza
Renovations Starts
see page 4

West Coast Orchid
Society Meeting
see page 12

Letters To The Editor
see page 14

Summer One Act
Festival Auditions
see page 15

Town Shores
Red Hatters
see page 17

Senior's Chat Room
see page 22

Candidates Forum
see page 22

Local Obituaries
see page 30

Gulfport Boating
see page 33

Something On My
Mind Ask The
Dummies On The
see page 36


since 1968E
Height Increase Passes
First Reading
ST. PETE BEACH- An ordinance which
would raise the elevation of some existing
structures to allow for a garage underneath
passed on first reading at the May 11 St.
Pete Beach City Commission meeting.
The commission asked the city in December
to determine what regulations might be
necessary and feasible to provide for a
functional automobile garage beneath
elevated nonconforming residences. Some
structures are non-conforming based on
use, density and building placement. The
commission discussed the possibility
See Height, page 3

Making Blind Pass Better
ST. PETE BEACH- The city has about
$175,750 of federal funds so far to redesign
Blind Pass Road from 75th Avenue to Gulf
Boulevard. The area will be studied by an
engineering firm prior to construction to
determine the best design to meet the various
traffic and safety needs of vehicles, bicycles
and pedestrians in the whole area.

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Prescription Drug Addiction
May be the Next Epidemic
By Cathy Salustri
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the past year. -..
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examiner; he
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sure why they deaths directly contributed
died, but it to prescription drugs.
wasn't from car
accidents. He believes prescription drugs killed
these four people.
"They all died under unusual circumstances.
They were all in their 20s; they were young.
I don't want to make a judgment on whether
they were on drugs or not, (but) it seems to me
when, within a period of a year there are four
young people in their 20s who are gone, there'
something going on out there and its not good,"
he says.
See Story, page 51

Hot dogs and Sailing; Another FunDay at BCYC
By Leigh Clifton
The annual FunDay at
Boca Ciega Yacht Club is
_--'. a wonderful way for the
public to see what sailing is
~ like up close and personal.
.-' Last Saturday afternoon,
.- BCYC invited the public
to join them at the club for
,. sailboat rides, face painting,
Sraffles, boating information
and free hot dogs and
'. beverages. More than 550
people stopped by to check
the club out, enjoying
over 200 sailboat rides,
S800 grilled hotdogs, 1000
First Mate Suzanne Furlani (center) mans the helm of Seraphim, a sailboat cold drinks and numerous
owned by BCYC member Captain Tony Angel(left) while Tania Perez and raffles with prizes donated
four year old son Riley Judd and ten year old daughter Megan Perez, are by 36 local businesses
all smiles during the free sailboat ride. See FunDay, page 5

Garner to Address
Stetson Law
GULFPORT- Legal writing scholar
Bryan A. Garner will address 284
Stetson University College of Law
graduates at commencement on May
15 in Gulfport.
Professor Garner is editor in chief
of the widely used Black's Law
Dictionary, the standard for more

than a century for the language of
law. A lifetime member of Scribes-
the American Society of Legal Writers,
Garner has also edited the Chicago
Manual of Style and has authored
Garner's Modern American Usage.
The founder of LawProse
Inc., Garner is the author of A
Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage,
The Elements of Legal Style, The
Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style,
Legal Writing in Plain English, and
Garner on Language and Writing. He

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students are earning their LL.M.
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Register for Gulfport
Women's Softball
The City of Gulfport Recreation
Division will have open registration
for teams to participate in the 2010
Women's Summer Softball League
on May 17-May 21 from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. The 10-game season will be
played on Friday nights beginning
June 4 with a 6-team maximum. It is
on a first come sign up basis. League
fees are $385 or $485 for teams with
three or more non-residents, due at
registration. Call John at 893-1079.

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HeightI from front page
of making the structures conforming
in the process of raising the structure.
To lift is one thing; to relocate it is
another, Vice Mayor Jim Parent
Once the building is up on beams,
lateral movement is not as difficult
is what experts had told him,
Commissioner Al Halpern said
The commission and the public
discussed the motivation behind
creating the ordinance.
Reasons given included litigation
related to the raising of a Pass-a-
Grille house to flood insurance and
livability to overall simplification of
the process of elevating a house.
Attorney George Rahdert who
represented owners of a home
behind a house that was going to
be raised suggested making the
change through a variance instead
of an ordinance. "We believe this is a
single purpose ordinance driving out


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of one property. The purpose of this
is to resolve a law suit."
The commission and the public
discussed their concerns on the
One of the problems with this is it
encourages the historical district to
go away, once the garage is added,
Commissioner Marvin Shavlan said
"I would be concerned about the
visuals here... What if you have
several people do it back to back
and homes rising potentially over
fence lines. Hopefully there's some

proportionality that can be worked
out," said resident Don Pellegrino.
Rahdert shared airflow, light,
ventilation, permeability, public
safety, storm water issues and means
of handling water flow as concerns.
Resident Robert Fletcher showed
maps and pictures with add ons and
property lines to illustrate the visual
effects of raising a house on the street
where he lives in Pass-a-Grille.
The ordinance passed 4-1 with a
second and final reading planned for
May 25.

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Gulfport Plaza
Renovations Underway
GULFPORT, FL- Southern
Commercial Developers (SCD)
announces the purchase of Gulfport
Plaza Shopping Center in Gulfport,
FL. Family Dollar and Save-A-Lot
grocers will anchor the shopping
center following renovations.
SCD originally purchased the 45,000
square foot shopping center in March
2010 for $1.3 million after receiving
an acquisition and re-development
loan from Intervest Bank. Following
the acquisition, SCD made a
commitment to updating the plaza,
which includes substantial interior
and exterior renovations. A grand
opening is scheduled for this summer
following construction on the plaza.
"The redevelopment of this shopping
center located at the doorstep of the
City of Gulfport will be instrumental
in augmenting the ongoing
revitalization of the area," said local
business owner, Carol George of C.
Georges & Company. "The City is in
desperate need of more tenant space
and restaurants. Once updated, the


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environmentally friendly."
Gulfport Plaza is located at the
intersection of 49th Street and
22nd Avenue S. in Gulfport. The
shopping center is situated near one
of the busiest harbor areas of the St.
Petersburg/ Tampa coast, brimming
with tons of fun shops and seaside

Fence Me In
ST. PETE BEACH- The St. Pete
Beach City Commission approved a
variance to allow a five-foot fence on
an existing seawall at 7100 Sunset
Way. The Envoy Point Condominium
Association made the request to
restrict access to their property from
the beach. They cited safety and
security concerns.
Marilyn Danzig president of the
condo association said they received
300 reports of trespassing last year.
"We have had an ongoing problem
with trespassing... about a week ago
30 people came over the wall and we
needed to call the police," she said.

FunDay, from front page

and restaurants.
The event's local sponsors, Sea
Tow, Masthead and JSI set up booths
outside on the BCYC grounds, giving
away information and goodies to the
crowd. Sea Tow owner Skip Shut
and his wife Sarah Shut, Director of
Sales and Mayhem, brought along
beach balls, plastic cups and charts
to hand out. This is their 3rd year at
Fun Day; they said it's a great way
to let people know what their rescue
and towing service is all about.
Other vendors included the Coast
Guard, EC-SAR, Eckerd College
Search and Rescue, The Walden
School, St. Pete Watchdog, CERT,
and the OLLIE program from Eckerd
College (seniors education). All had
information and pamphlets to hand
out to the public.
The Sea Scouts Ship 915 was on
hand, in uniform, to help on the boats
with the sailing and to answer any
questions about the program. Sea
Scout leader Tony told his passengers
aboard his boat Seraphim, that
the Sea Scouts was a wonderful
program that fostered discipline and
responsibility, calling it a "wonderful
asset" to the community.
Renowned for their adult Fall
and Spring Sail School, BCYC
also offered information on their
free Youth Sailing program that
encourages local youth to get out on
the water.
BCYC members and artists Lisa
Marlett and Carole Sharp painted

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faces with bright designs and there
was a youth coloring contest with
over 200 prizes given out.
The event organizer, BCYC
member Jean Proach was really
pleased with the turnout. Another
BCYC member, Joye Swisher said
with a smile," People seemed really
appreciative this year."

Parking Matters
ST. PETE BEACH- The commission
approved on first reading a few
changes in parking. The "D" permit
would no longer be needed for
parking on 30th Avenue between
Sunset Way and the beach. Parking

would be prohibited on both sides of
the street on parts of 30th Avenue,
55th Avenue, 64th Avenue and 67th
Avenue. There will be a 24-hour limit
on two non-metered car parking only
spaces along the waterfront at Egan
In a separate ordinance the
commission passed on first reading
a 20 percent increase in parking pay
station fees at the county beach park.
The increase is to offset an increase
in expenses at the parking lot, which
is across from Dolphin Village. Both
ordinances would need to pass on an
upcoming second and final reading
to go into effect.

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GTV615 Web
Streaming Returns
The City of Gulfport local cable
channel (GTV615) is once again
available through the internet. Web
streaming for GTV615 was cancelled
last December after technical issues
caused problems with our web
streaming provider. The Information
Technology Department has designed
the new web stream without the need
of a web streaming provider, saving
the City $3,600 per year.


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line, just go to www.mygulfport.
us and hold your mouse over City
Departments, then click on GTV615.
There you will find their program
guide, City YouTube Videos and a
live web stream. Web stream is the
same information distributed as if
you were watching on cable TV.
If you haven't had the chance to
visit the Gulfport website, the City
welcomes you to take a look at www.
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images on the site and if you take

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your mouse to each one of the light
blue navigation bars, other menus
will pop up for you to explore. Scroll
down the page and see the list of City
events from all departments. If you
click on an event you are interested
in, you can add it to your calendar.
Also on the main page, you will
find a little yellow box below "Join
Our Mailing List" to get up to date
emails from the city to remind you of
Gulfport events.
The City's website also refers you
to other Gulfport related links in the
"Search and Links" area. They invite
all to visit the City's website to explore
what is happening in Gulfport.

Drop-off Donations
for Seabird Sanctuary
at Gulfport Library
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
is asking for the community's help
to prepare for injured birds and
coastal cleanup from the disastrous
Gulf oil spill. The sanctuary is
asking for volunteers and items to
be donated. The Sanctuary staff
and volunteers were a significant
workforce in the disastrous Tampa
Bay 1993 oil spill and has experienced
avian care staff on standby to assist
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research.
To assist the sanctuary and the for
convenience of Gulfport residents
who would like to donate items, The
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S., has organized a drop off
location in the lobby for the needed
donations of linens, kennels, towels,
sheets, Dawn detergent, Pepto-
Bismol and toothbrushes. For more
information on items, call organizer
Diann Morningstar at 727-893-1074.

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providing convenient care in a brand new location, at Palms Internal Medicine.
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Senior Center
Celebrates National
Senior Center volunteers,
participants, sponsors, partners and
friends, please come and celebrate
with the Senior Center at 5501 27
Avenue S. on Wednesday, May 19 at
1:30 p.m. for their newly designated
status as a nationally accredited
Senior Center. The event will include
special guests, free refreshments
provided by the Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce and live entertainment.
Quality Self Storage also donated
a Sweet Bay Certificate toward
assistance of the event. If you would
like to be involved or would like to
receive more information on this
event, contact Sue Frank at 893-2237
or Cynthia Dean at 893-1231.

Top Corporate Law
Students Honored
GULFPORT, FL- The Akerman
Senterfitt law firm has honored two
Stetson University College of Law
students with the new Corporate
Law Award.
Students Monique Hannah Baros
and Nicholas G. Popp received
their awards on April 26 in Tampa
for having the highest grades in
Stetson's Delaware Influence on
Corporate Law course, taught by
associate dean and professor Clark
Furlow and the Honorable Andrew
G.T. Moore, a retired justice of the
Delaware Supreme Court. Akerman
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Splash & Dash
Children's Biathlon
ST. PETE BEACH: The St. Pete
Beach Recreation Division will
host its first-ever "Splash & Dash"
on Sunday, May 16 at the St. Pete
Beach Community Center Complex,
7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This is a non-
sanctioned children's biathlon event
featuring a pool swim and fun run
in the park, open to children ages 5
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to 12. Registration fees are $5 per
child and include an event medal and
admission into the post-race "Splash
Bash" featuring music, games, play
on the water slides, contests, prizes
and much more.
The biathlon is separated into age
groups with the 10-12 year olds
starting at 9 a.m., 8-9 year at 9:45
a.m., and 5-7 year olds at 10:30
a.m. Registration for the event will
take place that morning. Visit www.
spbrec.com or call 363-9245 for
additional information.

Rancho Regattas Come
to Weedon Island
Rancho Regattas is a public
archaeology program that explores
the historic and archaeological
remains of the Fishing Rancho Period
of Florida's past.
This year, Weedon Island Preserve
is one of three heritage sites on the
Gulf Coast inviting participants to
learn about this fascinating 200-year
history. The public can experience
Rancho Regattas through two
programs: a one-hour lecture on
Thursday, May 13, and a day-long
event on Saturday, May 15.
On Thursday, May 13, from 7 to 8p.m.
"Relive Tampa Bay's Fishing Past
Through the History and Archaeology

of Cuban Fishing Ranchos" will be
presented. It explores the historic
and archaeological remains of the
Fishing Rancho Period of Florida's
past. Separated into two parts, the
first portion of the presentation by
Megan Stack, University of South
Florida, brings into focus bay area
rancho-related place names and
unlocks their connections to the early
maritime trade network that existed
between Tampa Bay and Cuba.
The second portion presented by Jeff
Moates, Florida Public Archaeology
Network, focuses on current research
by Dr. John Worth of the University
of West Florida in Pensacola.
Worth's extensive new documentary
data from Cuba and Spain is used
to explore the emergence of the

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On Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. "Rancho Regattas 2010" will
be presented. During this day-long
event, participants may select one of
the professionally led activities such
as building a sculling oar, making a
fiber fish net, taking a guided kayak
tour or participating in a forensic or
ceramics lab. Professional lectures
held throughout the day are free and
open to the public. Recommended for
adults, program is suitable for ages
12 and older. The cost for the day
is $10. For more information and to
register for an activity, call Florida
Public Archaeology Network at (813)
Weedon Island Preserve is
located at 1800 Weedon Drive
N.E. in St. Petersburg. Visit www.
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Taoist Tai Chi
Grand Opening
Taoist Tai Chi St. Petersburg
will celebrate the grand opening
of their new, expanded center
with an open house featuring Tai
Chi demonstrations, a lion dance,
children's activities, andrefreshments
on Friday, May 14 from 6:30-8:30
p.m. at 1811 MLK Jr. Street N. in St,
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If you've been putting off home
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resources, Pinellas County may be
able to help. A low-interest loan
program is available to assist low-
income homeowners make necessary
home repairs. The loan is at 0 percent
interest and will be amortized for
up to 20 years. Homeowners may
receive up to $30,000 to replace
roofs, windows, doors, repair termite
damage and more.
Up to $3,500 for an independent
living grant is available to help
disabled homeowners remove
barriers and add features that will
make their homes easier to navigate.
Improvements may include the
addition of wheelchair ramps, grab
bars in bathrooms, flashing lights
for doorbell rings for the hearing
impaired or anything that will
remove a barrier to their disability.
According to Anthony M. Jones,
director of Pinellas County
Community Development, "These
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in helping residents improve their
homes, which in turn helps to enhance
the rest of the neighborhood."
Income limits apply as outlined
1 Person $20,700
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3 People $26,650
4 People $29,600
5 People $31,950
6 People $34,350
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This is a limited-time offer.
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Band to Present Last
Concert of the Season
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director
of the South Pasadena Community
Band, has announced that the band's
final concert of the 2009-2010 season
will be May 13 in Galatea Garden,
South Pasadena's very ornate Greek-
themed garden. "We end each year
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with favorite selections. This year
we will develop the theme "Director's
Choice" and I will share some
personal favorites with our audience,"
commented Mr. Millspaugh. "I have
included some well known favorites
that are main-stays of the concert in
the park setting. I also have chosen
some other titles including "Pirates
of the Caribbean", "2nd Connecticut
March", some music from Jimmy
Hughs, and "An American Tribute"
said Millspaugh. "This will be a lot of
fun" he said.

The concert is free to the public.
Galatea Garden is located on
Sunset Avenue one block west of
the Pasadena Avenue and Gulfport
Boulevard intersection. Adequate
parking is available around the
garden and rest room facilities are
available. The hour-long concert will
start at 7:30 p.m. Concert goers are
reminded to bring a chair or blanket
to enjoy the concert and in the event
of inclement weather the concert will
move one block west to the city hall.

How Stroke Affects Speech and Swallowing
Andi Hunsinger, MA, CCC/SLP Wendy Criswell, MS, CCC/SLP
May 18 12 Noon A light lunch will be served.
Palms of Pasadena Hospital Professional Building,
1609 Pasadena Avenue South, Boca Ciega Room

Advances in Treating Sleep Disorders
Neil T Feldman, MD, Medical Director, St. Petersburg Sleep
Disorders Center
MAY 19 12 Noon (luncheon served), Program begins at 12:30
St. Alban's Episcopal Church 3308 85th Avenue (corner of 85th Ave
and Boca Ciega Dr)

Arthritis, Knee or Hip Problems?
Steven B. Warren, MD, Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists
MAY 19 Dinner: 4:30pm Seminar: 5:00pm
Palms of Pasadena Hospital Professional Building,
1609 Pasadena Avenue South, Boca Ciega Room

Laser-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty
replacement (LATKA)
VladimirAlexander, MD, Alexander Orthopaedic Associates
May 24 Dinner: 4:30pm Seminar: 5:00pm
Palms of Pasadena Hospital Professional Building,
1609 Pasadena Avenue South, Boca Ciega Room

Call 1-800-667-4576 for more information or reservations. Space is limited so please
reserve early. For a physician referral please call 1-800-867-4576.

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will follow the concert. Free. Call

Metaphysical Community Church
1950 2nd Ave. No., St. Petersburg
(727) 822-8628 (727) 822-3157
Sunday Service, 11:00 am
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The Power Team
Motivates and Inspires
A Touch of God Ministries will
present The Power Team, a group
of world class athletes, at Keswick
Christian School gymnasium, 10101
54 Avenue N. from May 13-16.
Performing nightly, doors open at
6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
The show includes giant men who
can snap baseball bats, lift telephone
poles overhead, rip phone books and
smash walls of ice and concrete.
These visually explosive feats of
strength are used to communicate
positive messages to audiences. A
$2 donation is suggested.

St. Matthew's Offers
Latin Concert
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church,
738 Pinellas Point Drive S. in St.
Petersburg, will present a concert on
Sunday, May 16 at 3 p.m. featuring
Latin music from Columbia using
guitars, harp and vocals. Free.
Church donations are appreciated
to enable the church to continue to
provide concerts to the public.


Welcomes You
Sunday Worship ............................ 10:30 a.m.
Terrific Tuesday...................3:30-5:00 p.m.

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TnRznny Chupch oF The Nazanene
"Open AiRws MinisTRes"
1000 55th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707
Rev. Dennis E. Belus
Email: TrinityChurchNaz@Yahoo.com
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 10:40 am
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
and Kids night Out 6:00 pm

Join Us For
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 11am
Sunday Sam & 10am Holy Eucharist
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Food Pantry
Food Pantry is Open
1st & 3rd Sundays
from: 10 am to 12:30 pm
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 867-7015

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

Child Care
both Sun. morn
&Wed. Evening

Sunday Mornings
Sunday School 9:15a
Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Bible Study 7:00p

Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM


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Help Them Out
American Legion Post 125 will hold
a benefit barbecue for Katana M. and
wounded warriors on Sunday, May
16 from 12 noon to 9 p.m. The Post is
located at 6440 Fifth Avenue N. in St.
Little Miss M. has Type 1 diabetes
and needs to raise money for an
operation. The family has raised half
the money. Now the American Legion
is trying to help raise the other half.
All other funds raised after the goal
is met will go to our troops in the
Wounded Warriors to help them and
their families in their time of need.
The barbecue dinner will be served
from 1-6 p.m. and will include ribs or
chicken, baked beans, potato salad,
cole slaw, rolls and ice tea. Cost is $7
for adults and $5 for children 12 and
The event is family friendly and
includes a 50/50 drawing every hour.
Put together by the Southern Knights
Band, over eight bands from around
the state will be playing inside and
outside. Pick up artists are welcome,
so bring your instrument and join the

How Safe is your Boat?
When was the last time you checked
your fire extinguishers, made sure
that your visual distress signals were
in date or even your (life jackets)
PFDs are in proper working order? All
of these and more items are checked
in the Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel
Safety Check program.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
will be doing vessel safety checks at
the Gulfport Municipal Marina on
Sunday, May 23 at 8 a.m. and ending
at 2 p.m. Come one and all for a free
vessel safety exam. If you can not
make it to the Gulfport Marina for a
vessel safety check, then please call
Don at 546-1514 or Jim at 322-1505
to schedule an exam.

St. Pete Beach Adds
$50K for Legal Fees
ST. PETE BEACH- The city
commission approved on first reading
an ordinance, which makes several
adjustments to the city's current
budget. The budget changes would
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The proposed budget adjustments
would also allow an analysis costing
$23,489 of the city's three pension
funds. The changes would also
establish a storm water fund. For
the revisions to go into effect the
ordinance would have to pass on
second and final reading.
City Manager Mike Bonfield said,
it's really just a mid-year budget

USCG Safe Boating
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous
cycle of Safe Boating Classes
every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
May classes include: "W.,I.-i- .iy
Watch/Trailering Your Boat" on May
18; and "Handling Your Boat" on
May 25.
Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

West Coast Orchid
Society to Meet
The Florida West Coast Orchid
Society will hold their monthly
meeting on May 13 at the Pinellas
County Cooperative Extension
(Botanical Gardens), 12175 125
Street N. in Largo. An educational
class will be held at 7 p.m., with a
short meeting at 7:30 p.m. followed
by a presentation from Prem
Subrahmanyam on "Florida Native
Orchids". A member orchid sale,
raffle, and refreshments follow.
Visitors are welcome. Free admission
and parking. For more information,
please call 727 733-8167.

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2010 City of Gulfport
Hurricane Seminar
The City of Gulfport will be hosting
the 2010 Hurricane Seminar on
Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m. at the
Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom
at 5500 Shore Boulevard S. in
The City of Gulfport's guest speaker
for this year is newly arrived
meteorologist from News channel
8, Brooks Garner. Garner was the
chief meteorologist at the biggest
station in South Carolina, WIS-TV
in Columbia for five years, where
he's covered seemingly countless
hurricanes including Katrina. Brooks
was the consulting meteorologist for
the movie, "Nailed" (2009), starring
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel,
filmed in South Carolina. The film is
still in post-production. Brooks holds
the National Weather Association
and American Meteorological Society
Seals of Approval.
This informative seminar is open
to the public. For more information
on this event, please email gbiron@
mygulfport.us or call Gail Biron at

Woman's Club
Installation Luncheon
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club will hold their Annual
Installation of Officers & Luncheon
on Friday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. at
the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Cost
of the luncheon is $20. Reservations
may be made by calling Mary
Ellen Conte at 821-2078 or email:
mecontel@verizon.net. Guests are
Officers to be installed are:
President: Pat Bonanno; President
Elect: Carole Groll; 1st Vice President:
Jane Barnard; 2nd Vice President:
Judy Zamanillo; 3rd Vice President:
Bev Nahon; 4th Vice President:
Joanne Walker; Recording Secretary:
Roseanna Costa; Corresponding
Secretary: Laura Brock; and
Treasurer: Teresa Hartley.
For more information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group, diverse
activities including arts and craft
projects, monthly excursions, book
discussions, weekly sewing and
card games or rental information
of our clubhouse, please call
822-4982. Guests are welcome
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to attend all their events. The
St. Petersburg Woman's Club has
been serving the community since

PAWS for Patriots
Golf Tournament
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
305 will present a PAWS for Patriots
Golf Tournament on Tuesday, May
25 at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country
Club, 6000 Sun Boulevard in St.
Petersburg. The event is a 4 Person
Scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Their goal is to raise $5,000 to assist
veterans with visual impairments
and those recovering from serious
injuries. All proceeds will benefit
PAWS for Patriots, a program that
provides guide or therapy dogs to
increase mobility and independence
for injured veterans.
The Auxiliary will hold a dinner,
raffle and auction at Post 305, 6999
Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach
at 6 p.m. A round of golf, cart and
dinner is $70. Dinner only is $20.
Hole sponsorships are available
for $100. Checks should be made

payable to ALA Unit 305 and
mailed to Dee Bell, 326 72 Avenue,
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.
RSVP by May 18. Call
727-360-1423 for more information.

Sign Up for Pancreatic
Cancer 5K Run/Walk
The St. Pete Road Runners Club
is teaming up with the Tampa
Bay Affiliate of the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network to host the
Second Annual "PurpleStride" 5K
Competitive Run and Family Walk.
This event is to raise awareness
and funds for pancreatic cancer
research will be held on Saturday,
May 22 at 8:30 a.m. at the War
Veteran's Memorial Park. Enter as
a team or individual. Great fajitas
and ice cream post-race party made
possible by sponsors Cody's Original
Roadhouse and Unilever.
For more details visit www.
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sponsorships or volunteering please
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Thanks for Support
of our Furry Friends
Dear Editor: We would like to
thank everyone from Gulfport and
the surrounding communities who
came out for breakfast or lunch
during our Friends of Strays benefit
on May 1 and 2. We are happy to say it
was a huge success due to everyone's
generosity. We hope to have another
fundraiser in the future.
Please continue to support Friends
of Strays and all the other great
organizations that help our animal
friends. If you are looking for a dog
or cat, please don't purchase one -
rescue one.
Karen Taddeo
Armand Taddeo
Sal's Townshores Restaurant

Let Floridians Vote
on Near Shore Oil
Dear Editor: With the massive and
ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
spewing millions of gallons into the
nation's marine waters, now is the
time for our elected government to
allow us, the citizens of the state,
to decide whether we want to allow
oil and gas exploration in our state
waters. Our state waters stretch
from our beaches to three miles out
in the Atlantic and nine miles out
into the Gulf. I am hopeful Governor
Crist will soon call a special session
and that the Legislature will pass
a Joint Resolution to put this issue
on the November 2010 ballot. Allow
us the opportunity to amend the
constitution and stop any chance of
this ever happening right next to our
I can think of no more crucial issue
to Florida's economy and ecology. We
rely on tourism and the trademark

of white sandy beaches to create
and retain jobs. If the ongoing spill
had happened right off Naples,
Jacksonville, Tampa or Miami, our
entire economy would take a hit that
would last years. It is the last thing
we need to have to worry about. If
the amendment passes, oil drilling
will continue in the Gulf, just not
right next to Florida.
Where the massive spill south of
Pensacola will end up, and which
communities will have to pay the
price, we do not yet fully know.
But citizens should be allowed
to make their opinions known in
November. This is an issue that
supersedes Republican, Democratic
or Independent partisan politics. It
is an issue about our future. Let us
Preston T. Robertson
Florida Wildlife Federation

A Point on Oil
Dear Editor: You might think I am
a horrible stupid person. Your kids
might think that I want to destroy
all the animals. But, if you think
about it, Nature (God) made the oil
that oozed out of the soil and was a
nuisance both on land and sea long
before man used it to create fuels.
Do you really think that BP would
prefer to drill five thousand miles out
on a hostile sea than closer to shore or
even on dry stable land? Government
regulations forbid safer and saner
ways of getting at the oil.
If government mandated that we
all had to travel to another state to
work or go to school, you would see
an increase in traffic fatalities. Adam
Smith wrote these talking points in
1776. Men will always find the most
efficient (profitable/ beneficent) way
to do any thing. Only governments
can make them do it in the least
efficient way possible.

We can disagree on whether or not
oil is part of nature's bounty, but it
is disingenuous to bind someone
hand and foot, make him walk a high
wire, and then complain when they
fall on some one. When people prefer
windmills to fuel oil, BP will go out
of business.
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The Weather's Hot, but
Blowing Glass is Cool!
GULFPORT-Starting Saturday,
May 15, the Industrial Arts Center
has adjusted its Art Walk hours for
the summer. Glass blowing will now
be offered from 7-11 p.m. when the
temperatures are a bit cooler. Novice
glass blowers ages 5 and up will
still be able to make their choice of
glass masterpieces from the IAC's
7-course glass blowing menu round
ornaments, paperweights, heart
ornaments, vases, spirit balls, small
bowls and drinking vessels.
A new series of classes will begin
the following weekend Saturday,
May 22, including Glass Fusing, Clay
Handbuilding for Kids, Fun with Hot
Glass, Found Metal Sculpture and
Metalsmithing. The full schedule is
available on the IAC's website: www.
Glass Fusion with Ronna Rogers
and clay Handbuilding for Kids are
both scheduled on Saturday, May 22.

Audition for Summer
One Act Festival
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for
their ever popular Summer One
Act Festival on May 24 and 25.
Auditions begin promptly at 7 p.m.
All interested people are urged to
try out for a part in one or more of
these relatively short plays. These
plays offer a variety of both comedy
and drama, and might well be a
perfect opportunity for newcomers
to get their feet wet in community
theater. The sets and blocking are
rather simple, and there is not a
lot of dialogue to memorize. If you
have a resume, bring it with you to
the auditions. There will be a total
of seven short plays and they will
run at the Hickman Theater from
July 8 through July 18.
There are several directors for
these plays and they will need a
number of male and female actors,
ranging in age from 18 on up. Feel
free to stop by their Back Door
Theater, located at 4919 17 Avenue
S. in Gulfport and try your luck
landing a part. This theater is just
off 49th St. S. and there are signs
at the turn off to their parking lot.
Good luck!
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Also coming up this month will be the
second in a series of Metalsmithing
workshops with Eric Folsom.
Students bring home one or more
finished pieces from every class.
Fun with Hot Glass on Sunday, May
23 and Sunday, May 30, introduces
students to the basics of glass blowing,
hot shop safety and the importance
of teamwork to a successful outcome.
Students start with a paperweight,
then make a basic vessel and one
more object. A follow up class, More
Fun with Hot Glass introduces
students to new basic glass blowing
skills. Three more objects will be
Wrapping up the May class
schedule is Found Metal Sculpture
with James Oleson Jr., the creator
of the 14-foot tall mustang that lives
in the IAC courtyard. This one day

introductory class teaches the basics
of (mig) welding, grinding and the
properties of recycled steel. Students
will bring home a finished found
metal sculpture.
The Industrial Arts Center is
located at 2902A Beach Boulevard
South in the Gulfport Art Village
Courtyard. Information about any of
these classes and the IAC's Creative
Summer for Kids is available at
www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org or by
calling 727-289-9365.

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Third Saturday Art Walk
Celebrate an old tradition at the Gulfport Third Saturday Art Walk on
Saturday, May 15 from 6-10 p.m. and absorb Gulfport's authentic "Old Florida"
Peruse the work of over 50 artists and crafters, as well as authors, antique
dealers and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach
Boulevard. While browsing the art and craft booths, don't miss Gulfport's
unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen fine
restaurants within the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations
in the Bay Area.
Live entertainers including Sarasota Slim, Jimmy "Fiddle" Moreland and
others will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. The Industrial Art
Center continues to offer "Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece" mini classes by
master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of
every month, year-round. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are
available from off-site parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Experience a
unique dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you
discover Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best kept secret", you'll want to come back for
For information on the Gulfport Merchants Association and Gulfport
events, please visit www.gulfportma.com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event
recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and crafters interested in
participating can find more information and download an application at www.

A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg

Make Sure Your Lawn
Needs Calcium Before
Adding Gypsum
or Limestone
Q: I recently moved to a new home
and I thought the lawn looked like
it needed some help, so I went to
the store for some gypsum. Where I
used to live, gypsum was added to
the lawns all the time. I was told
that in my new region no one adds
gypsum, but that some people add
limestone. What are gypsum and
limestone used for? What can I do to
make my lawn look better?
A: Gypsum is calcium sulfate and
limestone is calcium carbonate.
There is a huge difference between
the two and what they could do in
your soil. Both break down into their

components. The calcium portion in
each one could add calcium to the
soil if it is deficient in calcium, which
isn't the case for the majority of soils
in North America. Have your soil
tested to see if it is deficient before
adding either one for the calcium.
The carbonate portion of limestone
breaks down in the presence of free
hydrogen ions to carbon dioxide
and water. Both leave the soil, and
when the water leaves, it takes the
hydrogen from the soil causing the
soil pH to increase. Limestone is
used to raise pH in soils that have
been tested to be too acidic to grow a
specific crop.
The sulfate portion of the gypsum
does not interact with the soil and
does not change the soil pH. Sulfates
are used by plants to get the sulfur
they need. Just like the pure calcium,

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most soils have enough sulfur -- it
is rarely a limiting factor in plant
Added to soil to lower the pH,
elemental sulfur is combined with
water and oxygen by bacteria in
order to create sulfuric acid, which
can lower soil pH. The two types of
sulfur are not the same.
So if the sulfate, carbonate and
calcium are not beneficial, why add
them to soil? In some Western states,
the soil has a naturally high amount
of sodium in the soil. These soils are
sometimes called sodic soils and are
often hard, poorly drained and easily
compacted. Sodium attached to soil
particles sticks the soil together,
preventing pores that would allow
air and water to penetrate the soil.
Gypsum added to the soil breaks
down and the calcium binds to the
sodium. If water is added and it
can drain away, the calcium will
remove the sodium, allowing the soil
particles to separate so the soil can
The description of sodic soils as
hard, poorly drained and compacted
also describes the clay soil many
of us have in our yards. It would
be great if we could just spread on
gypsum and let it separate the soil
for us. Unfortunately, if the clay
soil doesn't have sodium in it, the
gypsum won't be beneficial. If you
have clay soil, sandy soil or just
about any other "bad" soil, adding
composted organic matter will make
it a better soil.
( 'li.-ii illyy, it isveryhardto change
soil structure or soil pH, but organic
matter can do both. It is best if the
organic matter is tilled into the soil,
but even adding it on top will slowly
provide benefits. A soil's fertility is
better with organic matter compared
to fertilizers.
If your lawn is not looking its best,
take some pictures. Cut a Rubik's
Cube out of a couple of locations and
take them to your local extension
office. The master gardeners who
maintain their help desk can provide
the best, local nonpartisan advice
you can get anywhere.

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Director and Film
Producer Workshop
There will be a Best of the Best
Director and Producer Workshop
on Saturday, May 22 from 4-8 p.m.
at Venue Actors Studio, 9125 US 19
N. in Pinellas Park. Come out and
meet some of the Bay area's best and
most prominent directors and film
producers. Includes an opportunity to
win a film role. Cost is $50 in advance
or $65 at the door. This is a non-profit
event benefiting Florida Film and
Venue Actors Studio. For information
visit www.indieartsfilmfund.com/
Events.htm or call 727-447-3138.

Deadline Nears for
Scholarship Award
South Pasadena residents and high
school graduating students of the City
of South Pasadena, have until May
28, 2010 to apply for the City's annual
scholarship award. Applicants must
have been City residents for the past
two years, and been accepted at an
accredited college, university, trade
or technical school.

Applications are available at City
Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S., South
Pasadena and at ci.south-pasadena.
fl.us. For more information, call the
City Clerk's office at 347-4171.

Library to Present Final
Program of the Season
Bruce B. Blowers, ultimate musician
and composer of rock to classical
music, oboist, pianist, dancer and
teacher will be the star performer at 2
p.m. May 22 in the auditorium of the
Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue N.
in St. Petersburg. This is the Friends
of the Library's final program of the

season and is free and open to the
public. For information, call Sharon
Centanne at 522-1950.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Please make sure to call in your
reservation for lunch on Monday,
May 17. They are planning to meet
at 12:30 p.m. at ('l.il I.in .iys on 22nd
Ave. S. and 4th St. S. If you need a
ride or can drive someone who needs
a ride, please call Julie at 343-6587
or Bev at 381-2122. Get your red and
purple on and join in the fun.

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By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park
on May 19 at 10 a.m. The topic
will be "Protecting the Southern
Coastal Watershed". Join me for
information and handouts about
our local waterways. Anyone who
has a group can contact me at
384-0701 to tour the park. Please
come and visit the park.
Please remember no dogs are
allowed in this park due to the birds
feeding on the ground. Barbara
Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600
Pasadena Avenue.

Community Food Pantry
The Community Food Pantry housed
in the Senior Center is available for
Gulfport residents of all ages who are
in need. Proof of address and income
is required. Thanks to the wonderful
individuals and businesses in
the great City of Gulfport who so
generously supply food items for the
pantry on an ongoing basis.

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Renae Sorensen, St. Pete: "I would
buy the test kit in one sense because
it could mean that I could prepare
for a possible illness. Also, I would
know to change things in my lifestyle
that might help me prevent or lessen
the impact of a potential illness. On
the other hand, I might not because
I think you could live your life being
scared and afraid of what you might
think is inevitable. Sometimes
it's better to just deal with what
happens to you in that moment, that
hour. If you knew, you might just
dwell on it all. You should just take
your punches and move on. It's an
interesting question..."

Kathryn Gilzow, St. Pete: "Yes, I
would. I think it's a good idea because
you never know your family history,
or there could be a lot you don't know
about it. Some people don't know
anything about their family history of
illnesses. It's beneficial because this
way you have at least an idea if you
should go to a doctor or get further
testing. Things like breast cancer
often run in families; too often it goes
undetected until it's too late. If a
woman knew it was in her family, she
might get that extra mammogram or
get checked more often. And that's
just one kind of cancer. What about
heart disease or stroke? If you at
least knew you might get something
like that, wouldn't you want to know
how to fight it early? I think a test
like that is a really good idea. I would
want to know."

Jacki Horuzy, St. Pete: "Yes,
absolutely! Because if you are able to
prolong your life or stop something
from ending it just by taking a test,
why wouldn't you? I'm very aware
of my family history; there is some
cancer that runs in our family. I've
had some minor medical issues, but
nothing major. But knowing what
cancers run in our family makes me
be very aware of the possibilities. I
feel more informed and that's a good
thing to be. At least I have a fighting
chance, knowing what to look for. It
would be beneficial for me. I'm not
afraid of hearing about a possible
problem; if you find something out,
its better to find it out now so you can
live your life to the fullest. Don't stop
your life just because you might have
something; just live your life!"

Ron Fryley and son Adam Fryley,
St. Pete:

Ron: "No, I want to be surprised.
What if there's no cure for something
I might have? I wouldn't want to
know. It wouldn't do me any good."

Adam: "If it would help save your
life, I would take it."

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Pollution and In
Vitro Fertilization
Exposure to increased levels of
air pollutants have been associated
with reduced chances of a successful
pregnancy among women undergoing
in vitro fertilization, according to a
new report out of Pennsylvania State
"Numerous studies have
consistently shown a relationship
between air pollution and human
health, ranging from mortality,
cardiovascular disease and other
chronic conditions," said Duanping
Liao, a Penn State epidemiologist.
"In the process of searching for
the mechanisms responsible for
the above associations, we, and
others, have reported significant
links between air pollution and
inflammation and increased blood

clotting. These intermediate factors
are also associated with reproductive
While declining and poor air quality
was linked to reduced likelihood
of IVF success, one pollutant in
particular stood out: nitrogen dioxide.
N02 is produced by the burning
of fossil fuels and is a major air
contaminant. Internal combustion
engines are the biggest source, but
N02 is also created by butane heaters
and stoves.
In 2005, researchers at the
University of California San Diego
suggested N02 was also linked to
sudden infant death syndrome.
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New research shows that mercury
levels are higher in some species of
tuna used in sushi than in others.
Specifically, mercury levels were
significantly higher in bluefin akami
(sushi made from lean, dark red tuna
meat) and all bigeye tuna than in
bluefin toro (sushi from fatty tuna)
and yellowfin akami.
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whom it does not help, who all die.
Therefore, it is obvious that it fails
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ancient Roman physician whose work
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development of Western medicine
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This website is the work of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human
Services. It casts a pretty wide net,
with material covering a touted
1,600 health topics. Nonetheless, the
site is fairly easy to use and features
a section that highlights the most
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BAY PINES-Bay Pines VA will
commemorate Memorial Day
with a ceremony on Monday, May
31 at 10 a.m. at the Bay Pines
National Cemetery. This is the only
National Cemetery in Pinellas and
Hillsborough counties and the largest
observance of Memorial Day with
over 3,000 expected attendees.
Steve Jerve, Chief Meteorologist for
WFLA, News Channel 8, will serve as
the ceremony's emcee. Guest speakers
will include Congressman C.W. Bill
Young (FL-10-R) and representatives
from VA. An invitation is extended to
all veterans, their family and friends,
and the general public to take this
opportunity to remember the men
and women who served and gave so
much to protect our nation.
Clearwater High School Marine
Corps JROTC Silent Drill Team will
perform as well as post and retire
colors. The ceremony will also include
musical performances, a firing salute,
and taps performance.
Parking is available nearby and
shuttles will provide transportation
for guests from parking lots to
the National Cemetery. Venue is
handicapped accessible. A sign
language interpreter will be available
for the hearing impaired. Venue is
outdoors, please dress appropriately
for inclement weather. For further
information, please contact the
cemetery office at 727-398-9426.

Sign Up for Creative
Summer for Kids
Registration is open for the Creative
Summer 2010 at the Industrial Arts
Center in Gulfport's Art Village.
Kicking off the six-week program will
be a repeat of last year's popular Kids
Art Experience with James Oleson
Jr. June 14-18.
Kids will learn a variety of media
and make two projects each day. They
will be encouraged to explore how
they can create unique works of art
from materials and objects they can
find in their everyday environment.
Media will include wire sculpture,
soap sculpture, rock sculpture,
collage, mosaic, caricature and more.
The week long art experience will be
held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-
Friday, June 14-18 and July 5-9.
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Beginning on June 21, from 2 to
5 p.m. will be Kids Glass Week. Kids
will experience a variety of glass arts
in a series of five 3-hour workshops:
blown glass ornaments, hot glass
paperweights, glass fusing, broken
glass mosaic and glass painting. This
week long glass art experience will
be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday
-Friday, June 21-25 and July 19-23.
The third offering for kids this
summer will be Hands On Sculpture
from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
In this fun series, kids will explore
a variety of hands on sculptural
techniques including handbuilding
with clay, paper mache, working
with armatures, relief sculpture and
glass casting. Hands On Sculpture
will be held 2 to 5 p.m., Monday-
Friday, June 28 July 2 and July
For information or registration, visit
the Industrial Arts Center online at
www.industrialartscenter.org. The
Industrial Arts Center is located at
2902A Beach Boulevard South, in
Gulfport's Art Village Courtyard.

SPCA Offers Pet
Adoption Packages
SPCA Tampa Bay is offering
Mother's Day Pet Adoption Packages
throughout the month of May
including: Cat Combo: adult cat (1
year or older), carrier and snoozy
kitty blanket for $50. Doggie's Day
Out: adult dog over 25 lbs., leash
and collar for $50. Shelter is located
at 9099 130 Avenue N. in Largo.
For more information or to view
adoptable animals, check us out
at www.spcatampabay.org or call

Centennial Events
Souvenir Centennial events
calendars are still available at
Gulfport City Hall and the Gulfport
Historical Museum. There are many
events going on all year long; don't
miss them! All proceeds benefit
the Gulfport Historical Society
scholarship fund.

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Prepare Your Boat
for a Hurricane
The St. Petersburg Sail and Power
Squadron will present the United
States Power Squadron's Seminar
Series program, Hurricanes and
Boats, on Wednesday, May 19 from
7-9 p.m. at St. Petersburg Sailing
Center, 250 Second Avenue SE,
Demens Landing, St. Petersburg.
This mini-seminar covers how to
select a location and prepare your
boat for a hurricane. The program
includes student notes and copies of
the slides. Instruction is free.
Materials $10 per family. Maximum
of 20 students. Pre-registration is
required. Contact: www.boating-

stpete.org or call 727-525-0968 to
confirm your registration.

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9 a.m.-5 p.m. Annual registration
fees are $15 for residents and $100 for
non- residents. The 8-week program
(June 21 August 13) cost is $250 for
residents and $504 for non-residents,
which does not include field trips.
Pre Camp (June 14-18) and Post
camp (August 16-20) cost is $70 for
each week, which includes field trips.
Pre and Post camps are limited to
60 Gulfport residents only. Summer
camp hours are from 7:30 a.m.-5:30
p.m. with extended hours available
until 6 p.m. for an extra charge.
Detailed pricing and registration
packets are currently available at the
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd.
S. or on-line www.mygulfport.us and
follow the links: City Departments,
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BPW to Meet
Ruth Chapman of Shapemasters
Florida will be the speaker at the
BPW St. Pete Pinellas meeting
on May 20. Chapman will discuss
women's health.
The group meets at 400 Beach
Seafood and Tap House located at 400
Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting begins at 12 noon.
Meetings are open to the public but
reservations must be made by noon
the Tuesday prior to the meeting.
Cost is $16 for members and $21 for
BPW St. Pete Pinellas is the local
chapter of Business and Professional
Women/USA. Founded in 1919, the
organization is multigenerational
and nonpartisan. The local
organization's mission is to achieve
equity for all women in the workplace
through advocacy, education and
For more information or for
contact information visit www.
BPWStPetePinellas.org or to reserve
email RSVP@BPWStPetePinellas.
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Not
usually one to sing your own praises,
a situation arises this week where
you feel you need to draw attention
to your good work lest someone else
claims it. This isn't self-promotion.
It's just that your sense of justice is
well-developed, and you are right to
honor that. Stick up for yourself and
others will, too.
GEMINI (I.ny 21-June 21). One
thing that could stop you from
being the best chef in the world is
an aversion to measurements. You
like to vibe your way through, which
works better for life than for risotto.
Going by the book will be good for you
this week. Follow precise instructions
wherever possible. Discipline will
only enhance your intuition.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). In the
early part of the week it seems that
people are in bad moods around you.
It might seem like a signal that you
should hole up at home and wait for
cheerier times. But that's too easy for
someone with your amount of good
will and friendliness. You'll overturn
the atmosphere by being a steadily
positive force.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may
have to do the same work twice. It's
some consolation that this happens
to other people, too. Your sign mate
Lawrence of Arabia claimed to have
lost his autobiographical writings
on a train and had to start over.
Whatever you have to redo, you will,
and it will be even better than the
first time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's in
your nature to be competitive, which
is why you feel it's important for you
to do well in a new arena, even though
it may have little to do with your life
goals and purpose. Remember, you
don't have to play every game at
the fair. And by not playing some of
them, you'll come out a winner this

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Certain
people bring out the worst in you.
There is something to learn in the
interaction, but the best lesson may
be not to interact at all. Distance
yourself -- no hard feelings. Send
love from afar. When life suddenly
brightens, you'll realize how easily
you can be brought down by the
wrong influence.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You
will try to shield someone from the
slings and arrows of life. It seems
easy to do so, as you have already
learned how to protect yourself from
the same offenses your loved one
is experiencing. Do your best, but
remember that there are some things
your loved ones must learn on their
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Circumstances may shift to impede
your travel, but nothing can slow
down your wanderlust. You have been
looking forward to a trip, and you're
going to take it, even if you have to
change your destination. Getting
there isn't as important as getting
somewhere -- preferably away from
your usual scenery and routine.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). Everything you've done has
produced a result. Some results are
thrilling; whereas, others are not
what you expected or are somehow
less enjoyable than you thought they
would be. You are result-oriented
this week and will be taking stock of
past successes and misses. Use this
data to hone your next plan.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As
the water-bearer of the zodiac, you
realize it takes clear, clean water to
give health and life to the projects
and relationships around you.
Every negative thought is a drop of
poison in your well; every positive
thought is the antidote. Replace
your contemptuous opinions with
something supportive.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Feeling
good is important -- maybe the most
important thing this week. Do what
it takes to put your mind and body in
a state of ease, health and well-being.
Then go for pleasure and joy -- it's
all attainable. Adjustments must be
made, but you're more than capable
of doing what it takes to get back to
feeling good.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The
ideas, feelings, impressions and
opinions that flicker across your inner
movie screen are just information.
You don't have to agree or identify
with these things. They do not define
you. Be the impartial observer of your
own mind and you are suddenly free.
You become powerful as you quiet
internal idle chatter.
This Week's Birthdays: You're on
a matching system with the universe
this year. The effort you put out will
be matched equally with the effort
of mysterious unseen forces. Hold
on to your vision of how your world
should be. A teacher comes to you
in June. Through September and
October, it will be more challenging
to push through the obstacles, and
yet, this will be looked back on as
the best time of the year. There will
be financial rewards in December.
Family comes together in love and
harmony in January.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie with karaoke & dancing
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
"Copa Jane"
Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.
Melody Tunes Karaoke
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Karaoke Bob & Friends
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
"Karaoke in Paradise" with
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jay & Lolita "Toonsters"
Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun & dancing
Donations accepted
Weather permitting

Gabber May 13 May 19, 2010


the Gabber... every Thursday Since 1968.

NARFE Chapter
1140 to Meet
All Federal retirees and active
Federal employees are encouraged
to attend an upcoming meeting of
NARFE Chapter 1140 that includes
the Gulf Beaches and Southern
Pinellas County. The May meeting
is being held on Wednesday, May
26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fountains of
Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 S. Pasadena
Avenue in South Pasadena in the
Key West Dining room. The cost for
lunch is $5 and spouses and guests
are welcomed.
The special guest speaker is Attorney
Joseph F. PippenJr. who will speak on
"Legal Issues for Seniors". Following
there will be a discussion of up-to-
date issues particularly relevant for
active and retired Federal employees.
For reservations please call

The Community Garden
is Ready for Planting!
GULFPORT- Abrandnew community
garden is ready to be planted! The
garden is available to residents of
both Gulfport and St. Petersburg;
providing the opportunity to grow
vegetables, annuals and other non-
permanent plants in a plot of their
The garden is a grassroots endeavor
being coordinated by a group of
local gardening enthusiasts. It is
supported by the City of Gulfport
and the South 49th Street Business

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Association. It is intended to provide
a sustainable, educational, and
aesthetically appealing garden in the
Gulfport community. The garden is
located on Preston Avenue between
51st and 52nd Street South. Plots
are available for $50 for a season,
with two seasons a year (March-
August and September-February).
Organizers hope that eventually the
garden will offer educational courses
for both youth and adults on topics
ranging from organic gardening to
xeriscaping. The focus will be on
sustainable and organic gardening.
The grassroots community group
is currently seeking gardeners with
interest in having their own plot
as well as volunteers to help with
the garden. Plots are currently
available for planting (sunny plots,
approximately 60 square feet, water
provided). More information is
available by visiting www. so49.org, or

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to sign up and reserve your own plot
please visit BanyanScapes Nursery,
932 49 Street S. in Gulfport.

Volunteers Needed
for Soup Kitchen
The Salvation Army of St.
Petersburg is seeking volunteers
to staff its community soup kitchen
on Saturday and Sundays from 12
noon to 6 p.m. Volunteers will assist
staff in serving meals to the clients
who come to the soup kitchen each
day for the noon and evening meals.
They will be involved in serving, and
clearing tables as clients arrive and
depart during the meal hours.
To volunteer please contact Gail
Stark, Community Relations
Coordinator at (727) 550-8080, ext.
332 or by email at Gail_Stark@uss.


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(727) 327 MSPA

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Plenty of Frete. Parking

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Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068

mygulfport.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure servic-
es, Rec. Center.
Open Gameroom Tues. &
Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adult Basketball Mon., Wed. &
Fri, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thurs., 6-9

School Year Child Care Pro-
gram Grades K-5, (up to age 14
on in-service days).
Teen Night Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
Tot Time Program Ages 3-5
year old, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Open Registration for teams is
May 17th-May 21st. The 10-game
season will be played on Friday
nights beginning June 4th with a
6-team maximum. It is on a first
come sign up basis. League fees

are $385 or $485 for teams with 3
or more non-residents, due at reg-
istration. For more information
please call John at 727-893-1079.
NEW CLASSES- Interested in
teaching a class? Call John at
727-893-1079 for more info

CLASSES Call instructor for
more information
* Belly Dance Starts April 13th,
Tues., 6:45 p.m. Call Daniela at
* Body Sculpt Tues., 6:30 p.m.
Call Billie at 239-313-0876.
* Dog Obedience Call Lisa at
* Fencing Wed., 4:30 & 5:30
p.m. Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-
* Floral Design Call Laurie at
* Gymnastics Fri., 5:30 p.m. Call
Barbara at 804-9400.
* Karate Mon. & Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Call Diane at 459-1399.
* Knitting Class- Thurs. 10:30
a.m. Call Latoya at 823-0437

* Nia Wed., 9:00 am. Call Kaluwa
at 729-9410.
* Noisemakers Call Gabe at 345-
* Sumyie -Wed., 6 p.m. Call Mike
at 320-5035.
* Tai Chi -Thurs., 9 a.m Call Mar-
ge at 345-6708.
* Tennis Tues., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m. Call Jack at 430-0690.
* Watercolor with Patsi -Begin-
ners/Intermediate- Thurs., 6:30
p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559.
* Yoga in the A. M. Wed., 9 a.m.
Call Valerie at 557-4258.
* Yoga Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Tamara at 512-2763.
* Zumba Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Daniela at 561-302-6174.

ALL skaters must purchase a stick-
er. Annual cost is $5 res. /$10 non-
res. Skaters 17 years of age and
younger must be accompanied by a
parent, have proof of residency and
fill out a consent form. Availabil-
ity to register: Monday Friday,
9 a.m.-8 p.m.

* Gulfport Library

Gulfport Creative Short Story
Writers: Every Wednesday, 10:00
One-on-One Computer Instruc-
tion: By appointment only--contact
Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk,
or call 893-1073.
Coffee/Talk Movie: "The Scarlet
Letter," Wednesday, May 12, 1:30
pm. Parts 1 & 2; and Wednesday,
May 19, 1:30 pm, Parts 3 & 4. (60
min. ea.) Starring Meg Foster as
Hester Prynne, and John Heard as
Arthur Dimmesdale. WGBH Bos-
ton, 1979.
Suncoast Computer Users
Group (SCUG): Thursday, May
13, 6:00 pm.
The G & 0 Book Club: Saturday,
May 15, 1:30 pm. Philosophical dis-

cussion group based on t
mystic G. I. Gurdjieff a
pher P. D. Ouspensky.
Coffee/Talk Book Cl
day, MMa 20, 10:00 am.
of The Scarlet Letter, 1
iel Hawthorne. Books /
guides are available at
ence Desk. (Discussio
June 17 will be Wutheri:
by Emily Bronte.)
Genealogy Discussio
Saturday, May 22, 1:00 1
Suncoast Compute
Group (SCUG): Thur
10, 6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club fo
Adults: Saturday, Ju
pm. Bring your pictures
questions, and prepare

5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
or fax 893-1072
he works of great time! Some supplies available,
nd philoso- but you furnish your own 12x12
scrapbook album. FMI, contact Kay
ub: Thurs- Boatwright 893-1074.
by Nathan- Unless otherwise noted, all pro-
discussion grams and meetings are held in
the Refer- The Frances Purdy Friends Room
*n title for
ng Heights, Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
& Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
n Group:
)m. All meetings and programs are free
r Users and open to the public.
r Teens &
ie 12, 1:00 check our website www.mygulf-
, books and port.us/gpl
to have a Search for/reserve items on our
online catalog: polarislibrary.com
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Semir ces City Sponsored Activities
i in the Community

Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893s-231

Fitness Center: New summer hours
for the Senior Center Fitness Room:
Mon. Tues. Wed. 8am 7pm; Thurs.
& Fri. 8am-3:30pm.

Accreditation Celebration: Senior
Center volunteers, participants,
sponsors, partners and friends, please
come and party with us on Wed. May
19 at 1:30pm as we celebrate our newly
designated status as a nationally
accredited Senior Center. The event
will include special guests, free
refreshments and entertainment.
Free Pass to the Fitness Center:
The Senior Center will celebrate
National Health and Fitness Day on
Wednesday, May 26. A free pass to
the Fitness Room will be available on
that day from 1-4pm for those 50 and
over. Bring sneakers!
American Red Cross & You: Are
you ready for Hurricane season?
The American Red Cross would like
to share their expertise with you on
Wednesday, June 9 at 1pm at the
Senior Center.
Ice Cream Social: Mark your
calendars now for an old fashioned
Ice Cream Social on Mon. June
21st. Watch the Gabber for further
Card & Game Party: Mark your
calendar now for Wed. July 21,
1-4pm for the Senior Center's Card
and Game Party. Donation: $10 for
munchies, beverages & fun. Play
Bridge, Canasta, Euchre, Pinochle
or Scrabble, Tiles, etc. Name your

rnand-nnrnts Raising

Grandchildren: A suppo]
for grandparents raisin;
grandchildren meets on
Tuesday of every month (I I,
10am. Learn about available r
to make care giving respon
Phones for Hearing In
Having trouble hearing
phone? Try one of our sp
phones with no out of poc
to you. The phone dis
will be held on Tues. May
11:30am. Courtesy of Deaf &
Gabber May 13 May 19, 20

Elder Law Clinic: Seniors 60 and
over who are income eligible can
receive free legal assistance with
wills, living wills, powers of attorney,
and health care surrogates on F,'id.i ,
May 21 at 9:30am. Call for more
Transportation for Gulfport
Seniors: Gulfport seniors 55 &
over who would like door-to-door
transportation service for medical
appointments, grocery shopping,
In-, i u \l.I I-l .i 1- shops, etc. please call
GEMS at (727) 893-2242. Annual
membership: $50 and $1.00 for each
one way trip. All rides to the Senior
Center are free. A free ride is also
offered on the first Tues. of each
month to Gulfport's Fresh Market.
Call for more info.
Telephone Reassurance: A friendly
phone call each morning is available
for Gulfport seniors who live alone.
City volunteers offer this free service
with your safety in mind. Call now for
more information.
AARP Driving Classes: are held on
the first two Tuesdays of every month
from 1-4pm. Call 343-9044 to register
and fee info.
Ongoing Support Groups:
Diabetic Support (Every Mon. at
Hearing Support (1st & 3rd Mon at
Spanish Practice: Beginner and
Intermediate Spanish students will
meet on Mondays, 3-5pm through
the summer months to practice their
language skills. Regular Spanish
classes will resume in the fall.

Bingn'Fridrlast t n1tm

rt group Wii Bowling every Thurs. at 1pm
g their and every first and third Tues. at
the last 6:30pm. More bowlers are needed
1. 25) at for the evening sessions so come and
sourcess join the fun! Thanks to the students
isibilities at Stetson College of Law for being a
part of this activity.
on your Join our E-mail List: Send us your
ecialized e-mail address at cdean@mygulfport.
ket cost us or sfrank@mygulfport.us and we
tribution will send you our monthly activity
18, 9:30- calendar and notices on special
Hearing events.


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-l070
Overeaters Anonymous: Sun.


5500oo Shore Blvd. So.

Fri., May 14
8 p.m. 12:30 a.m., $8
50s Attire encouraged

Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., May 16, 6-10 Opm $7


Every Tuesday
Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm $7
12-1 Inter, 1-2 Beg., 2-3 Dancing
Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm $7
6:30-1st timers, 7-8-Beg. Lesson,
8-10:30pm Practica/Milonga

Every Wednesday
Swing Dance 6 -11 pm $7
6-8 Lessons, 8-11 pm Swing Dance

Every Thursday
Salsa Dance 7-10 Opm $7
7-8:30pm Lessons,
8:30-10pm Dance

0W 0 t t I

Local Obituaries
of St. Pete Beach, passed away
May 9, 2010 surrounded by loving
family. Services 6:30 p.m. Thursday
at Mohn's F.H. Shorts & tee-shirts,
please. Mohn's F. H., 727-393-3481.

of South Pasadena, died Friday, May
7, 2010, at Bay Pines VA Health
Care System. Born in New York,
NY, he came here in 1975 from Old
Bethpage, NY. He was an Army
veteran of WWII. He worked for Ford
Motor Co. and owned his own auto
parts store. He is survived by his
wife of 64 years, Josephine A. DeLisi;
children, Frederick J. DeLisi, Staten
Island, NY, Suzanne T. Svihovec,
Miller Place, NY, Steven M. DeLisi,
Midlothian, VA; 8 grandchildren,
and 4 great-grandchildren. There
will be a visitation from 2-4 p.m. and
5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes,
7820 38 Avenue. Visit the family's
personalized online Guestbook
@ www.AndersonMcQueen.com.
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
Tyrone Chapel, 727-347-6636.

a Gulfport native, died Friday,
May 7 at his home in Hudson, FL.
He is survived by his daughter
Adrieanne Johnstone, sister Diane
Hillen Gas and brother Ricky

Johnstone, long-time girlfriend
Marilyn 1.4 *M." and his dog Scruffy.
Please join family and friends at
Ka'Tiki Sunset Beach,, 8803 W. Gulf
Blvd., Treasure Island on Saturday,
May 22 at 5 p.m.

Gulfport died May 6, 2010. Survived
by mother, Melda; brothers,
Timothy and Charles; and loving
family. Services in Jacksonville, AL.
Williams & Son, 727-527-1177.

of Gulfport, passed away on March 27,
2010 at the Brookside Hospice House,
Palm Harbor,FL. He was the owner of
Larry's Autoworks. He is survived by
his father, Lawrence A Waters, Sr.,
of Bellair Bluffs, FL, son, William
L. Waters of Gulfport, FL, mother of
son, Ann M. Waters of Gulfport, FL,
brothers Doug and Wayne Waters
of Gulfport, FL, sister, Charleen
Waters, of Washington State. Also
survived by his beloved girlfriend
Janice Heritage and stepfather
Thomas Barbour. He was preceded
in death by his mother Dorothy
(Dottie) Barbour of Gulfport, FL. The
family will be having a celebration of
life at Gulfport Beach Sunday, May
23, 2010 from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. open
to friends and customers who like to
attend. Memorial contributions can
be made to Suncoast Hospice.

We Now Accept Chiropractic C
United & Blue Cross Headaches, NeUa
Blue Shield

D.C. Dr,

Care Givers
Support Groups
Do you find yourself "caring" for
the health concerns of another?
If so, consider coming to one of
Pasadena Community Church's Care
Giver Support Groups in the Life
Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street
S. One group meets on Tuesday
evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and
the other meets on Wednesdays from
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Both groups are open to the public
and provide a confidential setting
for those attending to share with
others who are in like situations
their experiences, joys and concerns
of "care giving". The person may be a
relative or just a good friend. It is not
necessary that the individual reside
in the same house with you or even
the same state.
Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or
Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

Maximo Center has
Community Information
The Maximo Community Police Re-
source Center, 4815 34 Street S. has
information for you. The Center,
staffed entirely by volunteers, pro-
vides free bicycle registration, free
"Club" for select automobiles, free
cell phones for "911" use only, a
collection point for old eyeglasses
which are used by health service
agencies, lists and free shipment of
items needed by our Armed Forc-
es overseas and much more. Call

Jacob M. Kilgore L.D.D.
8800 49th St. North
Suite 303
Pinellas Park, FL. 33782

7Z27p-329-8j7 j62

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Sustainable Livii
By Shawn Dell Joyce

Eating Earth
Our Mother Earth has about 22
billion acres of usable land. This
contains about 3.3 billion acres
of farmland, 8.4 billion acres of
pastureland and 10.1 billion acres
of forestland. Not all of the land is
fertile, which will affect its ability
to produce food. Our population is
expected to hit 7 billion soon, leading
some to wonder if we have already
passed our planet's carrying capacity.
We also must share this land with
other species already dependent upon
that land for survival.
According to Dr. Sidney Liebes'
book "A Walk Through Time," if the
Earth were the scale of a ball that you
could hold in your hand, the amount
of usable farmland would look like
a tiny speck of dust by comparison.
Additionally, all the drinkable water
would look like a tiny water droplet,
while the breathable atmosphere
would be a thin coating of shellac.
Our current ecological footprint,
which measures how much land it
takes to feed, clothe and shelter a
typical American, is about 9.6 global
hectares, compared to the available
1.8 global hectares of usable land. If
everyone used resources and land the
way we Americans do, we would need
three more planet Earths to sustain
our population.
Some scientists say that not only
are we living beyond Earth's carrying
capacity, but we are also eating
up future generations' ability to
live within Earth's means. We are
literally emptying the earth's bank
account rather than living off the
interest as our ancestors have done,
and leaving a "balance due" for future
British geographer Ernst George
Ravenstein is credited with first
estimating the carrying capacity of the
Earth to around 6 billion. Presently,
at 6.5 billion, at least a billion of our
population does not receive enough
food energy to carry out a day's
work. Even though Ravenstein was
operating on statistics from last
century, he hit fairly close to home.
The World Hunger Program at Brown
Gabber May 13 May 19, 2010

University estimated, based on 1992
levels of food production and an equal
distribution of food, "the world could
sustain either 5.5 billion vegetarians,
3.7 billion people who get 15 percent
of their calories from animal products
(as in much of South America) or 2.8
billion people who derive 25 percent
of their calories from animal products
(as in the wealthiest countries)."
We have already passed all
sustainable estimates and are now
entering the "borrowed time" area
of the population chart. In order to
provide the projected 9 billion people
in 2050 with 2,100 calories per day
(what food aid agencies declare as the
minimum caloric intake), we would
have to double our global agricultural
production. Humans have already
plowed over most of the usable
farmland on the planet, and there is
a limit to any field's fertility. Could
Malthus be right after all?

This is not a new chapter in human
history. We have faced starvation
before -- and triumphed. According to
Lester Brown: "In the 15th century,
Icelanders realized that overgrazing
of their grasslands was leading to
soil erosion. Farmers then calculated
how many sheep the land could
sustain and allocated quotas among
themselves, thus preserving their
grasslands, and a wool industry that
thrives today."
Celebrate Earth Day by reducing
your ecological footprint:
-- Measure your ecological footprint
at www.myfootprint.org.
-- Walk, bike or share a ride instead
of driving or flying.
-- Have a home energy audit, and
increase your home's efficiency.
-- Adopt energy-saving habits and
use "low tech" clotheslines and
-- Eat local, in season and organic.
-- Eat less meat.
-- Invest in a greener home instead
of a bigger home.
-- Buy less, reuse more.
--Have smaller families, and support
zero population growth.

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Landmark at Waters Pointe, winner of the Multi-Family Beautification Award

The South Pasadena Beautification Committee selected the following 2010
Beautification Awards: Single Family: Charles S,..1 K.ilhiyn Fenderson,
7004 South Shore Drive S.; Multi-Family: Landmark at Waters Pointe, 1885
Shore Drive S., and Commercial: Rally Stores, Inc., 1080 Pasadena Avenue
S. Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Single Family: Robert and Barbara
Barber, 6911 Grande Vista Way; Multi-Family: Shore View Condominiums,
1819 Shore Drive S., and Commercial: Palms of Pasadena Hospital, 1501
Pasadena Avenue S.

Take the Gabber on Vacation...

Finding the Beauty in South Pasadena

Red Hot Beach Nuts
By Dee Ten Brink
The following is a list of what the
Red Hot Beach Nuts will be doing for
the summer:
* June 20 St. Pete Little Theater
* July 19 "Practically Picasso"
(brown bag lunch)
* August 16 Madeleina's Cottage
for lunch and possibly the Beach
Don't forget to RSVP with your
captains for each event. Also, watch
the Gabber for me in "Take the
Gabber on Vacation".

Live Music Offered at
Gulfport Fresh Market
GULFPORT: Frank Hewlett plays
guitar, cracks jokes, tell stories
and sings tunes that originated in
the days before iPods. Some of the
questions posed on his website offer
clues to what music you might expect
from him: "Are Turtles and Monkees
more than just animals in a zoo to
you?' or "When I say Puff, do you
think Dragon rather than Daddy?"'
It's no wonder he has nicknamed
himself "The Geezer." Frank "The
Geezer" Hewlett is the featured
musician at the Gulfport Tuesday
Fresh Market, each Tuesday from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Beach Blvd. in
Gulfport's Waterfront Arts District.
Choices at the Market have grown
tremendously over the last few
months There are new vendors
and new choices each week. At the
Market, the Gulfport Merchants
Association offers a booth with
information about upcoming events,
as well as local shops and eateries.
Stop by to find out about upcoming
Art Walks, festivals and many other
events. The Merchants' booth also
accepts donations of non-perishable
food and toiletries for the Gulfport
Senior Center Pantry. Donations go
to local families in need.
For more information about the
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, or
if you are interested in becoming a
vendor, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-
366-4086. More information is also
available at www.GulfportMA.com.

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Gideon Vaughn, who lives in the Marina District of Gulfport, took
The Gabber on vacation when he visited Camp Mars in Venus, FL.

Send us your picture with you and your Gabber on vacation.
Include a brief description and your name.

Boating Classes
in Gulfport
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
Gulfport at 3120 Miriam Street S.
(behind the Gulfport City Marina)
is now offering a variety of boating
classes including multi-lesson
courses and one day boating seminar
courses. If you are interested in an
exciting, in-depth boating safety
course, the BS&S is their most
popular course.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
(BS&S) start any Thursday 7:30-
9:30 p.m, 13 week revolving course,
$40 for materials. Sailing Skills and
Seamanship (SS&S) and Weekend
Navigator (WN) will be offered on
Tuesday nights when enough people
have signed up. For information,
email auxgulfport@yahoo.com or
call Leonard at 686-6940.
They also offer one-day seminar
courses including About Boating
Safety (ABS) which meets the
minimum requirement for a new
FL Safe Boating ID card, GPS for
Mariners (GPSFM), How to read
a Nautical Chart (HRNC) and
Suddenly in Command (SIC). These
courses vary in price and will be
offered on Saturdays when enough
people have signed up.
For more details on course
content visit http://cgauxed.org/
completecourses.html. The ABS,
BS&S, and SS&S courses give you
the knowledge needed to obtain a
boat license or safety certification
in many states and all three offer
Florida safe boating certificate
upon successful completion. Boating
insurance companies also offer

Volunteers Needed
for Friends of Strays
Friends of Strays needs you if
you love cats! Friends of Strays
no-kill animal shelter is presently
seeking volunteers for positions
at the Shelter & Adoption Center
location at 2911 47 Avenue N. in
St. Petersburg. Hours are 8 a.m. 3
p.m., Monday through Sunday. For
more information call 727-522-6566.
A volunteer application is available
on line at www.friendsofstrays.com
or at the shelter.

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Winning Crewmembers Pictured Back row: Mark Rekya Co-Navigator (BCYC), Mike Doyle
(DIYC), Joel Heyne Co-Navigator (BCYC), Brian Fox Captain/Owner. Front row: Crewmember
Steve Towne. Also Pictured Lisa Alkire.

American Spirit a 40 ft. Benetau, owned by Boca Ciega Yacht Club (BCYC)
member Brian Fox took top honors in the 2010 Regatta Isla Del Sol al Sol.
The 450.7 nautical mile race from St. Petersburg to Isla Mujeres Mexico is an
annual event and pits sailors from all over the world in a traditionally rough
and often inclement crossing of the Gulf of Mexico.
BCYC members Joel Heyne, as co-navigator and David Lemke as crew were
joined by friend of the club Mark Rekya. Davis Island Yacht Club members
Mike Doyle and Steve Towne rounded out the crew. They sailed for almost four
days straight.
The team of tough, seasoned sailors finished the race in 78 hours, 27 minutes
and earned them a 1st place finish in their Cruising B class, as well as 1st in
Cruising Overall and Best Overall. Conditions were tough and co-navigators
Heine and Doyle were commended for some gutsy decisions that resulted in
the win.
Photo and information provided by David Lemke

Dr. Lore J.Mle

Host Families Needed
for Exchange Students
Pacific Intercultural Exchange
(PIE) is a non-profit organization
looking for caring families to host
high school students from many
countries around the world. The
students are between 15 17 years
of age and will attend school for an
academic year or semester at your
local high school.
There is no such thing as a typical
host family. They accept single

parents, retired couples, families
with small children, teens or no
children at all! You can have a great
experience hosting an International
teen. The students are prescreened,
speak English and are looking
forward to learning about our culture
while teaching Americans about
Students will have medical insurance
and their own spending money to
cover clothing, school expenses,
entertainment, etc. Host families
should provide not only a loving home

Attorney Keith Sanders, Handles Bankruptcies
From Personal Experience
Y ou could say my ally helps to put people
motto is 'been more at ease and under-
J there, done that'," stand that I have been
says Keith Sanders, from there and done that MY-
Sanders Law, P.A. SELF."
He says that for two "You know, in 99 per-
reasons. First, he says cent of bankruptcy cases
his more than 18 years the situation is that bad
of experience as an at- things happen to good
torney specializing in people. They have gone
handling "literally thou- through an expensive
sands" of bankrupt- health crisis or a divorce num er o sei
cies means that he has or just got in over their written profe
dealt with virtually any head with debt." pers concern
kind of problem or issue He began his career as ruptcy law i
that might arise with a staff attorney for the ECF required
them. And, secondly, U.S. Trustee in Atlanta. new issues.
he had to file a Chapter He is licensed to practice former direct
13 bankruptcy himself a law in both Florida and Bankruptcy
few years ago. He says Georgia. the State Ba
that experience makes "I like what I do be- gia.
him very sensitive to the cause I feel like I can The firm ah
kinds of things people help people get a fresh Short Sale ne
face when making the start," said Sanders. defense agait
difficult decision to file. "Since the initial con- sures, wills
"Most attorneys have sultation is free, you re- and civil litig
never been in a situa- ally don't have anything Outside of
tion where they have to lose to meet with me room, Sande
been worried about how and we can assess your an unusual
to keep the lights on, but situation and see how Gulfport tha
I have been there myself it might be best for you of the feature
so I can really relate to to proceed. Bankruptcy ties in a recent
what people are going can be one solution to mingo Tour ol
through," said Sanders. getting back on your feet has a tree grc
"Plus, many people are financially, but it may up through tf
very embarrassed when not be the best or only up through th
they come to me, but solution for you. his kitchen.
when I tell them how Sanders has held a dogs and a ca
embarrassing it was for Keith Sanders, Esq.
me to have to stand in Sanders Law, P.A.
front of judges and col- 6702 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach,
leagues who knew me 6702 Gulf B levard eteBeach
and go through the pro- 727-209-0744
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and food for their daily meals, but
also a quiet place to be able to study
and bedroom to rest. Although host
families are not paid, one is eligible
to claim a charitable tax deduction of
$50 per month for every month the
student is in the home.
Visit their website at www.pieusa.
org or call 1-877-534-3144 or email
to patlittrell@pieusa.org.

Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council's executive
board will meet on Monday, May
17 at the home of Sharon Melton at
7 p.m. The next regular meeting will
be on Monday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at
Dixie Hollins High ROTC Room.
Members of Sunshine City Council
will be attending the Beta Sigma Phi
State Convention in Orlando on May
14-16. The theme this year is "Come
Fly With Me" as we travel around the
world for the weekend. Chapters and
Council have submitted entries in the
Best Social, Best Service, Best Ways
and Means and Overall Achievement
competition. Several local candidates
have been submitted for the State
Woman of the Year competition.
Sunshine City Council will be bidding
to host the 2013 convention here in
St. Petersburg.
Wish us luck!
Laureate Epsilon Theta's last
meeting of the year will be at the
home of Marsha Ward at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 26. At this meeting
members will reveal the names of
their "Beta Buddies" and they will
plan for our awards luncheon to be
held on June 5.
For more information, please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Book Donations Needed
Donations of books are needed by
the Bookstore of The Friends of the
West St. Petersburg Community
Library located on the St. Petersburg
College Gibbs Campus, corner of
8th Ave North and 67th Street
North. The proceeds from the sale of
these items are used to fund special
children's and adult programs to
benefit the community. They are a
volunteer non-profit c-3 organization
and can provide a receipt to you for
your possible tax deduction. Please
call Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904.

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Tampa Bay Walk
Like MADD 5K
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
(MADD) will host the 2010
Tampa Bay Walk Like MADD 5K,
noncompetitive fundraising walk on
Friday, June 4. The walk begins at
7 p.m. at the USF Campus in Tampa
and will raise funds and rally support
for MADD's Campaign to eliminate
drunk driving.
For those who want to participate,
there are three options: 1. You can
register to walk or form a team; 2. If
you are unable to attend, you can sign
up as a virtual walker; 3. You can
give a one-time donation to the Walk
Like MADD in your area. Please visit
www.walklikeMADD.org to register,
donate or get more information.
For sponsorship information, call
813-935-2676 ext 5.
To learn more about MADD or to
receive free victim services, please
visit www.madd.org or call 1-877-

GEMS Goes to Market
GEMS will take you to Gulfport's
Fresh Market on the first Tuesday
of each month from 9 a.m. to noon
free of charge. You don't have to
be a registered GEMS member for
this trip. Would you like an arm to
lean on? A Senior Center volunteer
would love to assist you. Call GEMS
at 727-893-2242 to reserve a ride.

Divorce Care Group at
Tradewinds Church
Divorce Care Group is a 13 week
program for those who are separated
or divorced designed to help you face
the challenges and move toward
rebuilding your life. Classes will
meet each Thursday from 7-8:30
p.m. at Tradewinds Church, 6740
Park Street S. in So Pasadena. For
more information, please call (727)

SPCA Raises
Adoption Fees
SPCA Tampa Bay adoption prices
have increased by $10 to include an
animal's microchip and registration
fee. The new prices are: kittens

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(under 6 mos.) $45 and cats (over 6
mos.) $35. Canines include puppies
(under 6 mos.) $110, dogs (under 25
lbs.) $160 and dogs (over 6 mos. and
25 lbs.) $45. Shelter is located at
9099 130 Avenue N., Largo. Hours
are Tuesday-Thursday 11-7 p.m.;
Friday 11ll-6p.m.; Saturday 11-5 p.m.;
Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Monday
closed. For more information or to
view adoptable animals, visit www.
spcatampabay.org or call 727-586-

* Detailed medical history and physical exam
* Review of medications and education of
interactions and side effects
* Cognitive evaluation
* Home safety evaluation
* Memory Testing and Evaluation
* Fall and Gait Evaluation
* Testing and Management of Coumadin
* Blood Tests and Laboratory Services
* X-ray Evaluations and Expert Radiology

Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren Support
GrandparentsRaising Grandchildren
offers support groups on the second
and fourth Thursday from 6-7:30
p.m. at Family Resources, 3821 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg and at
the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27
Avenue S. in Gulfport on the last
Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
They provide support, referrals, legal
guidance, and resources.

* Dexa Scans and Bone Density Workup and
* Echocardiogram Testing and Evaluation
* Electrocardiogram Testing and
* Medical Equipment Evaluation and Ordering
* Coordination of Care with Nursing, Rehab,
and Social Agencies
* Referrals to a Wide Variety of Specialists
* Prescriptions
* Vaccinations Year Round

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As a Fellowship trained Geriatrician Dr. Mark appreciates the full spectrum of medical and
psychosoical problems seen in the elderly, including over- medication, falls, frailty, dementia,
delirium, weight loss and nutritional problems, pain control, cardiopulmonary disease, depression,
anxiety, incontinence, electrolyte disorders, cancer, pressure ulcers, and infections such as
pneumonia and cellulitis.

Sc met"in" On my mind
a By Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber.com

Just ask the Dummies
on the Street
I've rooted out the cause of our
Great Depression II. Stupidity. Not
ours, the ordinary citizens, but the
stupidity of the supposedly brilliant,
degree laden bankers, economists,
academics, politicians, and political
bureaucrats. Stupidity first, fed by
a good dose of greed and economic
blindness, did it. My conclusion to
this conclusion: that the guy on the
street, you and me, know just as
much as those so-called experts.
I served on boards of directors
of savings and loan and banking
institutions in the 1970s, 80s, and
90s. That's when all the changes were
taking place: plenty of government
oversight and paper work and "put
your community money here", but
more opportunities to loan and
invest, more mergers and a move that
allowed banks to become investment
companies andinvestment companies
to become banks. That's when the
government got into the housing
market big time, too.
At the time I thought a lot of the
operating people (and a few of the
directors) were pretty smart. After
all, they knew how to make complex
loans, figure out interest rates, bank
fees, buy and sell mortgages, and
hedge bets through derivatives, and
even pretend to understand them. I

was a bit awed, but then I'm kind of
basic: give loans, collect the principal
and interest, invest prudently and
conservatively, make a profit to pay
shareholders, and re-loan most of the
rest. Repeat.
But one banker friend, in the
midst of these mergers, acquisitions,
and expansions told me bluntly:
"Remember, Bill, bankers aren't
very smart." I chuckled at that -
until recently. Until I read in detail
about the great melt-down and until
I watched some of the government
hearings. My friend was right. One
guy, a top executive, actually said,
"how could I see what 99.9 per cent of
country didn't see coming?" By 99.9
per cent, he meant the government
and private financial gurus.
Now, how stupid is that? This
guy and every other financial
person had at their disposal PhD
analysts, government examiners,
loan specialists, brilliant academics
and a wide range of geniuses like
those at the Federal Reserve Board.
Meanwhile, us dummies on the
street are running around saying,
"there's no way these properties are
worth that much". Or, loans with no
interest payments for a year and no
money down. How does that work?'
Or, even, "These deals are too good to
be true. There's going to be a crash."
Or, "there's no way those people
should be buying a house".

The problem was that we dummies
didn't do anything about it. We didn't
think it would affect us as long as we
didn't get into that market. We even
rode the market a bit, or occasionally
played in the bubbles. After all, all
those people, "in charge" had degrees
and access to information we didn't.
And, certainly, the government
(Freddie Mae and Mac) wouldn't be
doing stupid things, too. Well, they
were and they did and guess what?
We got burned as taxpayers. That is,
90 per cent of the people who didn't
participate have to pay up for the 10
per cent who did.
Next time pay attention to the
dummies on the street, to your
smarter self, to common sense, to
those who say "there's no free lunch",
and to those who say "we can't afford
it". After all, "Bankers (throw in
politicians and a group of others)
aren't very smart."

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American Legion Activities

O Post 125
6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 347-6085
Lunch Served Kitchen Open Dinner 5-7pm Lunch Served Lunch Served
11am-3pm 11-2 Lunch 11am-3pm 11 am-3pm
11am-3Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 80 1am No Lunch Served Euchre 11am-3pm pm
Ron's Karaoke 7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm tchen Open 2-5pRon's Karaoke 7pm Bingo 6pm
7-11pm Kitchen open

On Sunday, May 16 our Post will be hosting a fund raiser from 12:00 noon to 9 p.m. Katana M. is 2 years old with
diabetes and needs an operation. We will have over 8 bands from around the state playing inside and out, bounce house
for children, 50/50 drawings and much more. There will be a barbecue dinner available from 1 to 6 p.m. After the goal
is reached for Katana, the rest of the donations will be given to Wounded Warriors. Come out and help us help others
while having a great time.
Monday, May 17 is election of officers for our Post for 2010-2011. Polls are open from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. You
must show your current membership card in order to vote. Winners will be announced at the general meeting at
7 p.m.
Join us for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Southern Knights band plays after dinner both
nights. Wednesday nights we have bingo starting at 6 p.m. Food is available during bingo. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
join us for euchre. Breakfast is served every Sunday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Also, we are still accepting donations for troops in Iraq. Items needed include powered drink mix for bottled water,
personal hygiene items, socks, batteries, snacks, dry food items, etc. A collection box is provided at the post. For more
information call Shirley at 510-1919. Let's show them our support!

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Bar Bingo 7pm Fish Fry 6-8pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sports 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Regular Post Mtg 6pm ALA Special Dinner
Food Served Entertainment 7-10pm Geno 7-10pm Wings 3-5pm Karaoke 7-10 pm ELECTIONS 6-8pm
Harry 7-10pm
Frank Caine 7-10pm

Hall rental for any occasion, call for rental prices at 727-367-1596 or check out our website at www.post305.org.
Daily share the wealth drawing, need not be resent to win, drawing at 9:00.
Monthly share the wealth basket, need not be present to win, last Sunday of the month at 2:00.

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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

What kind of strange business are these kids up to? When and
why? Answer next week.
Think you know the answer?
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In just 22 weeks, Gulfport will
celebrate the centennial of its
incorporation, October 12, 1910. We'll
be reminding you every week with an
interesting old photograph from the
collection of the Historical Museum. See
if you can identify the people, places, and
above all the decade of each picture as it
comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct
caption until the following week.
Starting in the late 1950s, the Gulfport
Lions Club sponsored an annual
celebration called Gala Days. Shown
in last week's photo were a group of
entertainers featured in 1959, the
waterskiing Aquamaniacs. They did a
two-hour program involving tumbling,
pyramids, clowns and stepladders. The
photo is from a postcard, which seems to
have been enhanced a little, as the Casino
never looked exactly like that!

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Financial Aid Myths
Don't believe these college financial
aid myths.
Myth #1: You can't afford college.
The truth is most college students
require some form of financial aid.
Don't ignore college because of its
"sticker price".
Myth #2: You have to be very poor,
very smart or very talented to qualify
for financial aid. Financial aid comes
in many forms such as the federal
government, the college or univer-
sity itself, a parent's employer and
others. When you take the time to
explore all the possibilities, you will
be surprised as to what services you
may receive.
Myth #3: You can get more schol-
arships by paying someone to search
for you. Scholarship scams are ev-
erywhere. Beware of any group or
individual that guarantees a schol-
arship if you pay a fee. Check out
www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org
for more information.
Myth #4: My child will pay for col-
lege, so my salary doesn't matter.
Most need-based financial aid is
based on parents' income and assets.
The FAFSA form, available online
at www.fasa.ed.gov asks for infor-
mation similar to what you ned for
your income taxes. After submitting
FAFSA, you'll receive a report that
shows how much the government ex-
pects you to pay.
Myth #5: You can wait until you get
accepted to a college before worrying
about financial aid. Most financial
aid is doled out on a first-come, first-
served basis. No one should wait to
get started. Looking for financial aid
probably isn't a teen's idea of a good
time, but it is better than graduating
from college in debt.

Meals on Wheels
Needs Drivers
Volunteers are needed to deliver hot,
nutritious meals to the homebound
throughout Pinellas County.
Volunteering for the Neighborly
Meals on Wheels program is a hands-
on, front line experience. If you have
1% hours midday to help in your
own neighborhood, you could help
improve someone's life and make a
real difference in this critical area
of need. Meals are picked up at a
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site near you and delivered to the
homebound in your area (maps and
directions are provided).
Many Pinellas County seniors are
living alone, too poor to buy food,
or too frail to shop and cook for
themselves. And the need is growing
every day. Do someone else a favor
and you will be doing yourself one!
Neighborly needs compassionate,
caring volunteers to share their time
with lonely, isolated seniors. Please
call Pat Hazell at 727-573-9444, ext.
291 to start helping your community

Needs Volunteers
Do you want a volunteer position
that is truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider
counseling seniors and the disabled
with the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders) program.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial

training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
If you have an inquiring mind,
tact and sensitivity as well as a
strong desire to help a vulnerable
population, then SHINE may be the
perfect volunteer opportunity for
Interested in knowing more? Call
727-570-9696, ext. 234.

Old Cell Phones Can
Be Lifeline for Seniors
Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project, which
provides seniors in Pinellas and Pasco
counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
of Pasco Pinellas collects donated
cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at
1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

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Renewal Sunday
at St. Vincent's
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church, 5441
Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
celebrates Renewal Sunday at the
10 a.m. service every third Sunday of
the month with contemporary music.
Coffee hour following this service is
hosted by the Cursillo Community.

Recession Buster
for Seniors
Seniors in Service provides a tax-
free income of up to $425 per month
to income-qualified volunteers who
serve as Foster Grandparents. This
income does not affect eligibility for
food stamps, housing, Medicaid or
any other assistance. Volunteers
must be 55 years old or older and
serve for 15 40 hours per week.
Foster Grandparents serve in public
school classrooms, Head Start centers
and after-school programs. They
spend their time one-on-one or in
small groups with at-risk children.
Volunteers make a significant
difference in the lives of the children

and elders they serve! Learn more
at www.seniorsinservice.org or call
(813) 932-5228 for more information
and an application.

Korean War
Veterans Association
If you served in Korea during the
Korean War and up to the present,
you are eligible for membership
in the KWVA. They meet on the
third Thursday of each month at
11 a.m. at VFW Post 4364, 5773
62 Street N. in St. Petersburg.
KWVA Chapter 14 is dedicated to
of our military who have served and
sacrificed in the Korean theater from
1950 to the present.
They participate in numerous
charitable contributions to the
memory of our veterans such as
the creation of the beautiful and
inspiring granite Korean War
memorial at Freedom Lake Park in
Pinellas Park.
They also participate in parades;
as color guards for special events; as
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need; and participation in other
patriotic and charitable endeavors
along with various youth oriented
Of course there is always time for a
number of enjoyable events such as
picnics, dinners, get together, etc.
Their meetings reflect a relaxed
yet formal format which concludes
with sharing coffee, sandwiches and
pastries while engaged in pleasant
conversation and socialization with
members and guests.
For further information, call
Clarence Dadswell, member and past
President, at 727-522-6496.

Free Acupuncture
Clinic for Veterans
Acupuncturists Without Borders
is offering a free acupuncture clinic
to provide treatment for veterans,
their families, and their health
care workers. These acupuncture
treatments address stress, insomnia,
post-traumatic stress syndrome,
depression and anxiety. The clinic is
held at Unity of St. Petersburg, 6168
First Avenue N. in St. Petersburg at
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'It's the Law' is the
Wrong Answer
Q: I have been getting Social Security
disability benefits for a few months.
And I just started receiving worker's
compensation payments. But shortly
after the worker's comp kicked in,
they cut my Social Security benefits
by more than half. When I called
the Social Security office to ask why,
they just said, "It's the law." Can you
explain this?
A: During my 32-year career with
the Social Security Administration,
I always got upset when I heard
colleagues talking to customers,
trying to explain why their benefits
were reduced by merely saying,
"It's the law!" There usually is a
good reason why a law exists, and
obviously it would help people accept
a change that impacts their benefits
if they understood what the rule is
trying to accomplish.
In your case, there is a law that
says the combination of your Social
Security disability benefits and your
worker's compensation payments
cannot exceed 80 percent of your
average monthly income before
you became disabled. And why is
that? Well, in most cases, disability
benefits are meant to provide
temporary financial help while you
get yourself back on your feet and
eventually are able to return to the
workplace. Obviously, if you were
getting as much, or even more, in
combined Social Security disability
benefits and worker's compensation
payments than you were being paid
before you became disabled, you
would have little incentive to want to
get off of disability and get back on
the job. That's why there is the 80
percent cutoff point.
While Social Security is a federal
program, worker's compensation
is administered by your state
government. To reach the 80 percent
level, some states choose to reduce
their worker's comp payments. But
other states want the feds to cut the
Social Security benefit. You obviously
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live in one of the latter states.
Q: I am getting Social Security
disability benefits. I'm 55 years old. I
have a 54-year-old wife. Can she get
spousal benefits on my record?
A: You didn't mention any kids, so
I'm going to assume you don't have
any children under age 16 at home.
If that's the case, your wife won't be
eligible for benefits on your record
until she is at least age 62. And at
that point, she would get something
on your record only if it exceeds
any Social Security retirement
benefits she might be due on her own
Q: Is it true that it takes two years
to receive Social Security disability
A: Not necessarily. It usually takes
about three months to get a decision on
a claim for Social Security disability
benefits. If the claim is denied and
the applicant files an appeal, that
process can stretch out for another
year or so.
Finally, to close out this week's
column on disability benefits, here
are some excerpts from a recent
e-mail exchange I had with a reader.
Dear Tom: I have a friend who has

been getting Social Security disability
for years. His parents recently died
and he inherited their home. Will this
new asset prevent him from getting
his disability payments? And what
about his Medicare?
Dear Reader: Social Security is not
welfare. Neither is Medicare. Your
friend will continue to be eligible for
Social Security and Medicare benefits
even though he inherited this house.
Dear Tom: I know Social Security
is not welfare. But I didn't say he was
getting Social Security retirement. I
said he was getting Social Security
disability. And I've always been told
that Social Security disability is
welfare, right?
Dear Reader: Wrong! The Social
Security disability program is just
one part of the basic Social Security
program. You don't have to be poor to
qualify for Social Security disability
benefits. The only eligibility factor for
the program, besides being disabled,
is that you have worked and paid
enough Social Security taxes to be
"insured." In fact, if Bill Gates became
disabled, he'd get Social Security
disability benefits.
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Friday 4/30
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Pine Grove Terr. S.
Burglary- 5600 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 5000 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 1700 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5000 BIk
24th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
13th Ave. S.

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Saturday 5/1
Burglary- 4600 BIk Tifton St. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1100 BIk
63rd St. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5300 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 28th Ave.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk
54th St. S.
Domestic Battery- 3000 BIk York St.
Sunday 5/2
Domestic Battery- 5500 BIk 19th
Ave. S.
Soliciting- 1400 BIk 58th St. S.
Monday 5/3
Suspicious Person- 1300 BIk 58th
St. S.
Street Obstruction- 2600 BIk 47th
St. S.
Drunk Person- 2200 BIk 52nd St. S.



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Narcotics/Drugs- 1800 BIk Gray St.
Suspicious Vehicle- 1500 BIk 58th
St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Tuesday 5/4
DUI Investigation- 5400 BIk 27th
Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 2200 BIk 49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Domestic Battery- 2800 BIk 58th St.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
14th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
13th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Wednesday 5/5
Battery- 6300 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2500 BIk 50th
St. S.
Street Obstruction- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 6300 BIk 11th Ave.
Theft- 5700 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 3000 BIk 58th
St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 900 BIk
61st St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1100 BIk 63rd St.
Thursday 5/6
Arrest on Warrant- 5500 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- Tomlinson Park.
Theft- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Animal Complaint- 2600 BIk 49th
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By Rallie McAllister M.D.

Problematic Gallstones
May Require Surgery
You probably haven't given your
gallbladder much thought, especially
if it's never attacked you. You may
go through life blissfully unaware of
where your gallbladder lives or what
it does.
But if your gallbladder suddenly
turns on you, you'll undoubtedly find
out exactly where it resides. If the
pain of the attack is severe, you may
not be able to think of anything else.
Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped
sac that lies under your liver on the
right side of your upper abdomen. It
serves as a storage tank for bile, a
yellow-green concoction made by the
liver. .
When you eat a fatty meal, the
gallbladder contracts and empties
bile into the small intestine. Bile
helps dissolve fat and protein so they
can be digested and absorbed by the
Most of us can't tell when our
gallbladders are hard at work,
squeezing bile into our intestines.
But gallstones can throw a monkey
wrench into a normally smooth, silent
operation, causing considerable pain
in the process
Gallstones are created when the
substances that form bile, including
cholesterol and calcium, begin to
clump together and harden. Once
formed, they may continue to grow,
one layer at a time.
If you have troublesome stones, they
can block the ducts that empty the
gallbladder. When the organ can't
properly empty itself after meals,
bile begins to accumulate, creating a
painful, high-pressure situation.
A gallbladder attack is often marked
by severe, steady pain or a feeling of
intense pressure in the right upper
abdomen or in the pit of the stomach.
The attack is typically accompanied
by nausea and vomiting.
Symptoms can begin suddenly and
may persist with rip-roaring intensity
for several hours. Afterward, a mild
ache or soreness may linger in the
abdomen for a day or two.
In severe cases, the accumulation
of bile can lead to bacterial infection
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and perforation of the gallbladder,
necessitating emergency surgery.
Any condition that increases the
cholesterol content of bile or causes
gallbladder inactivity boosts the
chances of developing gallstones.
Low-calorie diets and rapid weight
loss are notorious for producing
symptomatic stones.
When you go on a diet, you usually
eat fewer meals and cut down on
dietary fat, making less work for
your gallbladder. While the organ
is loafing around, the bile inside it
becomes stagnant, creating optimum
conditions for stone formation.
Folks over the age of 60 are more
likely to develop gallstones than
younger people. With aging, the body
tends to secrete more cholesterol into
the bile, increasing the likelihood of
gallstone production.
Women are more likely to develop
gallstones than men. The female
hormone estrogen, whether natural
or in the form of hormone replacement
or birth control pills, increases the
concentration of cholesterol in bile.
Pregnancy also predisposes women
to gallstones. The gallbladder tends
to become sluggish in the last
trimester, and it may not empty itself
completely at mealtime.
People with diabetes have a higher
risk of developing gallstones, since
they typically have high blood levels

of triglycerides. These fatty acids
contribute to gallstone formation.
The foods you eat can elevate your
risk of developing gallstones. Regular
consumption of high-fat, low-fiber
foods increases the concentration of
cholesterol in bile and can lead to the
creation of troublesome stones.
In most cases, detection of gallstones
is easy and painless. Even tiny
stones can be readily identified by
ultrasound or computed tomography
(CT) scans.
Fortunately, most stones don't
require surgical removal. If you have
small, asymptomatic gallstones,
you'll probably be able to keep them
-- and your gallbladder -- for the rest
of your life.
If you have stones that are
problematic, however, your
physician may recommend surgery
to remove your gallbladder. In most
cases, surgeons can remove a rogue
gallbladder using a technique called
laparoscopic cholecystectomy, in
which the organ is removed through
a small incision in the abdominal
For most people, this type of surgery
requires a short, overnight stay in
the hospital, and recovery is usually
quick and uneventful.
If your gallbladder attacks you, see
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By Mary Hunt

6 Clever Ways To Give
Trash a 2nd Life
I don't know who invented dryer
sheets, but I can tell you that they're
good for lots more than softening
clothes. Even after they've done
their duty in the dryer, dryer sheets
come out ready to go back to work.
They make dandy dust cloths for TV
and computer screens. They make
quick work of cleaning up a yucky
casserole (just fill the pot with warm
water and a used sheet, and come
back the next day), and, my all-
time favorite, a dryer sheet makes
a perfect stabilizing layer inside a
quilt block. Today readers share
other ways they rescue "this" and
use it for "that."
FREE SHIPPER. I sell books online
through Half.com when I no longer
need them. To keep from having to

buy boxes for shipping, I carefully
pull the glued side of a cereal box
apart and turn the box inside out. I
insert the book and use plastic bags
as filler. Then I tape it shut. Besides
the tape, I have created a completely
free shipping box. -- Kim, Ohio
SEEP STOPPER. My kitchen sink
stopper doesn't hold water very
well. It allows the water to seep out.
I discovered that the plastic top of
a yogurt container holds water way
better than my sink stopper ever
did. -- Jacqui F., Florida
RECYCLED ART. The art teachers
at our local public schools take
donations, including toilet paper
rolls, paper towel rolls, coffee cans,
emptyplasticice-creambuckets, milk
jugs, plastic and glass containers,
baby-food jars, and other materials.
They use the donations for class art
projects. It's amazing what they

can create out of what you normally
would throw away, and the teachers
are so appreciative of the donations.
-- Carrie, Michigan
SAY CHEESE. I use Parmesan
cheese containers to store baking
soda, cornstarch and salt. It is much
easier to measure and serve from
these containers than it is from the
boxes in which these products are
packaged. -- Kathy B., e-mail
BUCKET MANIA. We buy cat box
filler by the bucket. Then we store
fertilizer, ant treatment and small
things, such as paintbrushes and
rollers, in the containers once they
are empty. I just pop the lid on and
mark in big letters what's inside.
In one bucket, I cut a hole in the
side and put reusable store bags
in it. I screwed it to the wall so it
is accessible but out of the way. --
Nancy, Texas
of using a Swiffer sheet to pick up
hair and dust on my laundry floor,
I use dryer sheets. Even though
they've been through the dryer once,
everything sticks to them, making
it easy to swipe the floor while I am
doing laundry. -- Deb, California

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school) is the labyrinth. A labyrinth
is an ancient symbol that relates to
wholeness. It combines the imagery
of the circle and the spiral into a
meandering but purposeful path.
Open seven days, noon till sundown.
Free admission. Call Mike at 727-
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Women's Drum Circle
The Gulfport Women's Drumming
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the Friday closest to the full moon,
on the west side of Gulfport Beach
near the Recreation Center. Bring
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Rescue Group Needs
Foster Homes for Dogs
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue needs
more volunteers and foster homes
for small to medium breed dogs.
Their mission is to responsibly
rescue, spay/neuter, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned and
abused dogs in the community and
throughout the State of Florida.
There are many advantages to
fostering a dog. Foster homes are
not responsible for any vet bills or
expenses. The rescue will transport
the dog and take care of any
veterinary needs. The rescue has a
trainer available for you to use. In
addition, they act as a support system
that you can call anytime day or
night, if you have questions about
the dog's behavior, health, etc... You
are not alone! But the best reason of
all to foster is the reward of knowing
that you saved a life.
Please fill out a volunteer application
at www.floridadoggiepaws.com or
call Florida Doggie Paws at 813-
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your home to one of these poor dogs
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How to Make Sure that
Decisions will be Made
in Your Best Interest
In making decisions about potential
sources of funding for health care, you
should consider certain "protective
services." These become important
if you ever become unable to handle
your own affairs, due to physical or
mental incapacity. Unless proper
legal action is taken in advance, your
family may be unable to act on your
behalf should the need arise.
Problems With Joint Ownership
Joint ownership is often used to give
legal authority to another person. For
example, you might simply add your
daughter's name to your account,

thinking you've solved various estate
and financial planning problems,
such as avoiding probate or ensuring
you will be taken care of.
But joint ownership may not solve
some problems, and could even create
others. First, the joint owner may be
able to withdraw 100% of the assets
held in joint name. Second, both
joint owners' signatures are usually
required anyway to sell or liquidate
assets. In addition, your assets may
become subject to claims by your
children's creditors.
Revocable Living Trusts
One strategy you should consider
is establishing a revocable living
trust, which would hold title to your
assets. Such a trust not only offers
estate planning advantages, such as
avoiding probate, but also ensures
that a trustee would handle your
financial affairs in the event of your
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the only thing to consider in the event
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be appropriate, depending on the
amount of assets you own.

Since joint ownership is obviously
not the ideal solution and trust may
not be for everyone, are there other
ways to plan for the possibility of
your incapacity? Generally, there are
three other ways you can give legal
authority to another person:
Durable power of attorney
Of these three, the most effective is
a durable power of attorney. In our
next article, we will take a look at
how these legal transfers of control
and decision-making work and
which method would be best for your
Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson
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telephone number is 727-347-5131.
Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding
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give you legal advice. If you have a
specific question about the law, please
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Pet Food Donations
Help pet owners by donating cat and
dog food. The SPCA Tampa Bay is
asking the community for donations
of cat and dog food to distribute to
families experiencing tough financial
times. For those who need assistance,
call for an appointment at 727-586-
3591, ext. 144. Cat and dog food drop
off times are: Tuesday-Thursday,
11 a.m. 7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. -6
p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. 5 p.m. and
Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Monday closed.
Shelter location: 9099 130 Avenue N.,
Largo. For additional wish list items,
view spcatampabay.org.

Become a Mentor
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Volunteers are
matched with children who need a
positive adult role model.
Many of the children are in kinship
care or live with a single parent who
is going to school and working. There
is a special need for volunteers for
children of all ages. Volunteers give
the gift of time to one child and are
provided social events and support
by agency staff. No experience is
necessary. There are no costs.
Volunteers spend a few hours a week
in simple activities such as reading,
fishing, baking, teaching a craft, or
visiting a park with a child. We have
children throughout Pinellas County
waiting for mentors!
To learn how you can make a lasting
difference, call Adults Mentoring
Children at (727) 479-1841.

Foster Hope...
Foster A Child
Imagine being taken away from
your home, not knowing where you
will go, leaving behind your favorite
things. Now, imagine this through
the eyes of a child. There are more
than 3,500 dependent children in
Pinellas and Pasco counties due to
child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Many of them need loving foster
parents. For more information on
becoming a foster parent, please call
Eckerd Community Alternatives
Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-

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Over a Hundred Take Advantage of
Free Oral Cancer Screening
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By Leigh Clifton
Jane Garner of South Pasadena, opens wide as dentist Dr. John Thee examines her mouth
for signs of oral cancer. She took advantage of the free screenings; someone had told her
about it. "I felt that it was a very thorough screening and I think it was worth it."
Over 150 people showed up at the Walgreen's parking lot last Saturday
morning to take advantage of a free oral cancer screening. Organized by
Councilman David Hastings, himself an oral cancer survivor, the event had
three local dentists who volunteered their time and expertise. The day was
hot, but Walgreen's had provided canopies, chairs and bottled ice water for
the occasion. There was also a recyclable shopping bag with goodies that each
participant received after their exam.
Gulfport resident Fran Jackson was sitting in line, among the waiting to be
called. She was there because she has some underlying conditions; acid reflux
and hoarseness of her throat.
"Some of my doctors just don't seem that concerned about my throat problem;
I've had it for years. So I thought I'd let the dentist see what they see. It'll help
relieve my fear. It's wonderful that it's free, too. Most people just wouldn't
think of getting this type of screening."
This event was near and dear to Hastings; it was only at the insistence of
his wife Jo, that he finally went to a doctor to get an enlarged lymph node
checked. After several different doctors and a lot of his own research, Hastings
was diagnosed with stage 4 deadly squamous cell carcinoma at the base of his
tongue. Electing to skip a crippling surgery suggestion by two of his doctors, he
instead went to Moffitt, who tailored a plan that included chemotherapy and
radiation but no surgery. He's been cancer free for almost three years.
"I was one of the lucky ones," he said. "I had a wife who pushed me into
getting checked out. I had a great dentist, Dr. Thee, who came to my house
to check up on me. Otherwise I would have just left it alone. That's why it's
so important to me now to make people aware of this type of screening. It
definitely saves lives."
When Hastings asked Drs John Thee, Vivian Quesada-Fox and Lourdes
Riviera to volunteer their time, they all agreed at once. All three are local
dentists; Thee is Hastings' dentist.
The response to the free screening was so great that some people had to be
turned away. That just gave Hastings more ideas.
"Just wait until next year," Hastings smiled. "We're gonna need the whole
parking lot, not just half!"

Sierra Club comes to Gulfport
to Recruit Volunteers

By Leigh Clifton
In anticipation of a possible oil spill clean-up in this coastal area, members of the national
chapter of the Sierra Club, Shara Peterson, a representative from Senator Bill Nelson's
office, Rep. Jim Frishe, members of Gulfport's City Council and about 100 concerned
citizens met last Wednesday night on Gulfport Beach to mobilize and get much needed
Sierra Club spokesperson Cathy Harrelson spoke to the crowd about Sector
St. Petersburg, the local branch of the US Coast Guard, who have opened a
command post here to help organize and hopefully prevent against the Deep
Horizon's oil spill from reaching the Gulf Coast. She stressed that people get
involved and stay informed.
Shara Peterson, a spokesperson for Sen. Bill Nelson, reiterated Sen. Nelson's
position on off shore drilling; "Sen. Nelson has written President Obama and
asked for an immediate stop to all drilling of test wells, and all other drilling
in the Gulf until we find out what caused this catastrophe."
Sen. Nelson has stated in the press recently that he would not support any
climate bill that includes offshore drilling on this coast and has asked for an
investigation into the safety measures used in oil drilling.
Sierra Club's Senior Field Organizing Manager Frank Jackalone, and
Regional Representative Phil Compton spoke to the crowd of the importance of
organizing groups who would have specific functions in the event of an oil spill
emergency. They provided handouts to those interested and urged them all to
call friends and neighbors to pull together and use their individual talents.
On First Friday Art Walk, the Sierra Club was able to sign up over 100
additional people. People will be contacted through their email addresses
when their help is needed.
For more information, go to www.sierrsclub.org or call 727-824-8813 for
more ideas on how to volunteer.

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PARC Thrift Store
Needs Donations
Due to an increase in community
need, the PARC Thrift Store at
5825 66 Street N. in St. Petersburg
is immediately collecting electronic
and furniture donations. The PARC
Thrift Store is able to pick up large
donations with advance notice.
Donations of electronics andfurniture
may be delivered to the PARC Thrift
Store seven days a week during
daytime hours. Opened in 1963, all
proceeds from the PARC Thrift Store
benefit the children and adults with
developmental disabilities at PARC.
For more information, please call
Ron Hoover, PARC Thrift Store
Manager, at 727-541-4493.

2nd Mile Recovery
Meetings promote growth in Christ
and recovery from addictions. Open
to all those affected by addiction
whether individually afflicted or
burdened with someone who is.
Meetings will be held Tuesdays at
5:30 p.m. at Tradewinds Church
located at 6740 Park Street S., So.
Pasadena. Call 344-1501 for more

SPCA Offers Tours
The SPCA Tampa Bay offers private
shelter tours to school groups and
visitors to educate those about the
importance of animal responsibility
and how it relates to compassion and
respect towards other human beings.
To learn more about the SPCA
Tampa Bay education programs
including in-school presentations or
Camille's Summer Camp, contact
the SPCA Tampa Bay. Wish list
items for animals are appreciated.
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The City of Gulfport
Teen Council and Taylor
Consulting Group hosted
a Team Adventure Course
on Friday, May 7th for
sixteen Gulfport teens.
The facilitators for Taylor
Consulting Group were
Donald Taylor Jr. andJaeson.
The Team Adventure Course
offered a series of ground
initiatives and activities
that fostered creative
problem solving, teamwork
and leadership skills. The
teens participated in several
obstacles which included the
Raging River, the Tower of
Power and the Mousetrap
The objective for the Raging
River was for the teens to use
carpet squares to move the
entire group from one side of
the "raging river" to the other
without touching the "raging
river" with anything but the
carpet squares. The objective
for the Tower of Power was
effective communication,
trust, heightened teamwork,
goal setting and group
decision making. The group
had to work together to lift

a team member up that was
standing on the cross-beam
of the "A-Frame Tower"
while only using the ropes
The objective for the
Mousetrap Quagmire
was to expound upon the
barriers to safe and inclusive
communities, to explore
what it is like to be and need
an ally and to explore the
concept of removing barriers
versus working around them.
The mousetraps represented
all the little things in life
that could snap at any
moment: alcohol, drugs, bad
grades, fighting, etc. In this
activity, participants worked
in pairs to safely guide one
another through the maze of
mousetraps. "One thing we
noticed was a lack of that .
. sarcastic and cutting -down
of one another we so often
find in youth groups. To me,
this demonstrates a high
level of respect and genuine
liking of each other," stated
Donald Taylor Jr., Founder
and Facilitator of Taylor
Consulting Group.

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This teen relied on his friends to help him walk down a hall lined with
mousetraps. The traps represented various obstacles he will face
throughout his life.

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A Sight to be Seen
By Elsie Crimaldi

Photo by Leigh Clitton
We wish to personally thank Bob Williams of our Parks Dept. for the beautiful new fountain in Ted Phillips Wood Ibis
Park (on 58th Street South in Gulfport). The fountains have aerated the water so the fish, the birds and ducks and even a
beautiful eagle have found food and shelter there.
The first fountain was purchased by Elsie Crimaldi in memory of her Aunt Rose Mulcahy of the Kenmore Building in
1998. The second fountain was purchased by Sharon Kuhn of the Nottingham Building in 2004 in memory of her life long
friend Dolores Scott. But after many repairs and expense to the city, they were shut down. We in Town Shores especially
missed them.
After many months Bob Williams convinced the city to replace both fountains. Now we have a sight to be seen and want
to thank Bob Williams and the City Manager, Jim O'Reilly. With all their help we feel a need to tell everyone how much
we appreciate their efforts.
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Prescription Drug Addiction May be the Next Epidemic

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Pastor Heintzen is 76 years
old. He is the visiting pastor
at Our Savior Lutheran
Church; before that he was
the pastor there. Recently, he
gave an emotionally-charged
eulogy at one of those four
funerals, telling the friends of
the deceased that they would
be next if they didn't get out
from the grip of prescribed
"I get very emotional," he
admits. "But I do not know
of anyone who has been
able to turn their back on
Oxycodone, Hydrocodone
and Xanax rank among the
top drugs responsible for
prescription drug-related
deaths in Pinellas county,
according to Pinellas County
Sergeant Dan Zsido in charge
of the Narcotics Strategic
Diversion Unit.
"Diversion is when people
take a legal prescription
drug to an illegal purpose,"
Sergeant Zsido explains.
"People try (prescription
drugs) because they want to
try an alternative way to get
But, Zsido cautions, "just
because it was originally
prescribed by a physician
doesn't make it safe for
someone else to take it."
Oxycodone, (known also
as OxyContin, Percocet, or
Percodan) and Hydrocdone
(commonly called Vicodin)
are opiates that work on
the nerve center of the
brain to reduce pain. Xanax,
used to treat anxiety, is a
tranquilizer. All three drugs
are highly addictive and,
according to Zsido, a severe
problem in Pinellas County.
"From what we're seeing,
Pinellas County is right
up there with the top five
counties that have the worst
problems in the state of
Florida," he says.
Pinellas county had 249
accidental drug overdose
deaths in 2009; of those,

Zsido says, 179 were
prescription drug overdoses.
The other deaths resulted
from a combination of
prescription and illegal
drugs, or prescription drugs
combined with alcohol. Most
of the deaths were white men
in their late teens and 20s,
Zsido says.
By comparison, Pinellas
county had 40 homicides
during the same time period.
The problem is relatively
new; Pastor Heintzen says
he first noticed it about five
years ago.

"Parents and grandparents
were talking to me about
what they could do about
children who were becoming
addicted," he says, growing
more adamant as he speaks.
"The thing that concerns me
is the ease with which young
people and older people,
too- with getting these drugs,
especially OxyContin, which
everyone knows is highly
addictive. It's far too easy for
them-legally or illegally-
to obtain that drug. There
are people who have multiple
doctors. Some of these pain
clinics that have started
up are nothing more than
pill pushers; they don't care
about people being healed."
The Board of County
Commissioners agrees
with Pastor Heintzen. Last
Tuesday the board voted
unanimously to place a
temporary moratorium
on granting licenses to
additional pain clinics.
Sergeant Zsido praises the
moratorium, which expires
October 1.
"It's not a silver bullet, but
it is going to give us a useful

tool," Zsido says. "We're not
saying that all pain clinics
are bad. There are many good
doctors out there who want
to do the right thing, but it
only takes one questionable
or bad doctor."
He also criticizes doctors
who run what he calls pill
"A physician who has
traded their ethical oath for
pure greed (doesn't) care
about patients; they're all
about making a buck. Good
doctors will try and get you
on a game plan and long-

term goals. I'm not a doctor
but what I've learned from
dealing with these cases
is that people will fool the
doctor. The good doctors will
not give more than a certain
amount of medication."
In January of next year,
the Prescription Monitoring
Program will link every
pharmacy in the state so
pharmacists can tell who has
prescriptions elsewhere in
"This will help fight doctor
shopping," Sergeant Zsido
says. Doctor shopping is
legally defined as seeing two
doctors within 30 days to get
the same prescriptionwithout
the doctors' knowledge.
"That's precisely what I
think needs to be done,"
Pastor Heintzen says. Also,
he says, "We need to find
a way to cut off the supply
of these medications. I'm
sure it's very profitable for
whatever drug company is
making OxyContin; they
must be making a ton of
money right now."
The problem, too, is that
parents either aren't aware

of the problem or don't know
how to handle it.
"A lot of the families are
not aware that their loved
ones are playing around with
these medications," Sergeant
Zsido says. Pastor Heintzen
"I think the difficulty is that
parents don't know how to
respond to it. Parents need
to be aware how devastating
and detrimental the use of
even recreational drugs can
be. Our government, parents,
and churches need to be
more proactive. What do we
do about it?" he says.
"To me, it's a very disturbing
picture. The very essence of
life we talk to all our students
about slips away because
your god becomes the next
pill. Their lives are ruined.
I think a lot of parents tend
to be maybe too positive,"
he says. "It's going to take
concerted effort."
Pastor Heintzen makes
no apologies for his forceful
"The pain that I feel when
I have to bury a young
person..." his voice trails off.
"The reason I closed in such
a forceful way? I don't want
any more of them to go. It's
too painful to go through the
deaths of these young people
who have so much to offer.
I look back and say, 'please
don't do this'."

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"If we had an intersection

where we knew 249 people

were dying at this intersection,

wouldn't we do something?"

Sergeant Zsido

Cathy alsri

Sam not religious in the
conventional sense. I was raised
Catholic but it didn't take. I
was always looking above the altar
at the statue of Jesus on the cross,
comparing his outfit to Tarzan's, and
feeling a general sense of unease
about praying to a tableau that
looked like something out of a Wes
Craven movie. To make matters
worse, I married a protestant. Of
course, I later divorced him, so I'm
not sure if I go to hell twice or if the
second sin cancels out the first. In
all, I found Catholicism not to my
If someone tried to label my beliefs,
they might say I endorse ideology
that's part pantheism (the idea that
you can find god in nature) and part
Buddhism (I think Nirvana is a
nifty idea). It's much easier for me
to find proof of a higher power while
I'm paddling my kayak through
a mangrove tunnel than it is in a
climate controlled building where
everyone's dressed up to impress
each other, and I get a glimpse of
nirvana every time the sun sets.
There is no hypocrisy in nature; it
transcends humanity.
When I start to lose my way, I find
my way down to the water. The smell
of the beach at low tide brings me
peace. When the things that fill my
days threaten to overwhelm me, I sit
by the sand dunes and watch the sun
go down. It reminds me that there
are grander notions in the world
than my set of problems.
If I believed in church, Fort DeSoto
would be mine. A walk on the east
beach clears my head; hiking the
trails north of the Arrowhead picnic
area refreshes my soul. It is the place
where I go to, as Buffett said, to count
all my blessings and remember my
dreams. I've walked countless miles
on its beaches, mending a broken
heart or meditating on a life change.
I brought my Dalmatian, Madison,
there on the last day of her life and
held her in the water. We went there
so many days of her life it seemed
the best place to say goodbye.


These are all reasons I
wholeheartedly applaud the idea of
charging admission to the park. The
Pinellas County Board of County
Commissioners considered it last
year, but ultimately discarded the
idea. Commissioners say it's a
budgetary issue. I don't know; I
haven't looked at the budget. I favor
it because I think it would keep some
of the idiots at bay.
I love Fort DeSoto on Tuesday
mornings the most. Nobody's there.
The beaches are clean and the wind
is the loudest thing I hear. The hush
over the park is not unlike the quiet
I remember from church as a little
Still, there are four times a year
when Fort DeSoto is off limits for
me: weekends, Memorial Day,
Independence Day and Labor Day. I
went down there once after Memorial
Day and I wept at what I saw: crows
picking through garbage on the
beach, plastic bags blowing into
the water, and starfish and crabs
brought up on shore and left to die.
Partiers broke into my church, peed
on the altar, and covered stained
glass windows with graffiti.
On these days it's a different park
entirely. To follow through with
the church-type sentiments, it's a
den of iniquity, a boozefest with
sand. No one there has any respect
for the sanctum of the park. Loud
music drowns out the sound of black
snakes over the leaves or the swish
of an owl's wings at twilight. You
can barely see the grass for the trash
around the picnic areas; dirty diapers
and empty beer cans litter the park
and beaches.
The park staff does an amazing job
cleaning up, but when some people
don't even attempt to put their
trash in the garbage, they've got
an insurmountable task. After the
weekend warriors climb into their
RVs and old Buicks and drunkenly
swerve their way home, these
templars of the park move about
with trash bags, trucks, and gloves,
undoing the ravages of the day.

I don't expect the proposed admission
fee-- $8 a car-will keep folks from
throwing their beer bottles and
paper plates on the ground, but it
will do two other things: reduce the
amount of people entering the park
and funding the positions to keep it
Like many others who frequent Fort
DeSoto, I think of it as "my" park. I
have my own private places there,
off the beaten path, where I can be
the only one in the world. Seeing my
places desecrated after Memorial
Day makes me alternately angry and
It's like this: I'm there more than
three times a year. Some days I'm
there four days a week, sometimes
it's just once a month. But the people
who come once a year to throw a
party? They're Christmas Catholics
who come to church once a year; they
don't know the congregation and they
don't get what church is all about.
I know my church. I know the birds
and the hare and the raccoons and
the snakes; I know where to find
baby horseshoe crabs and where to
see manatee. What's more, I feel
responsible for them. The pigs who
come and trash their home? They
don't know the park. They don't want
to know it.
Admittedly, an admission fee won't
keep the pigs out or make them care.
It will, however, slow them down.
Because until I reach Nirvana, Fort
DeSoto's the closest I can get. To me,
that's worth the price of admission.

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By Leigh Clifton

Wether it's a large job like
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that just won't compute, Alden Sten-
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IT needs.
Self-proclaimed geek Alden Sten-
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learned from a stint in the Navy, to
become a successful computer techni-
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of the military, Stenberg began to fix
friend's computers, setting up simple
websites and selling computer equip-
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he realized that the Navy electronics
training had actually paid off. The
advanced technology and the skills
he had learned could now be used
for real-world applications. But he
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"I did it for free because I really en-
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Everybody has a story and I love to
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In 2004, Stenberg incorporated and
started getting paid for what he
loved to do. He worked from home
and became a mobile computer tech
and never looked back.
"I'm doing what I love," he said with
a smile. "I get the opportunity to
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my family. It doesn't get any better
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Bay Geeks places great emphasis
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everyone with respect. Whether
it's a big corporate assignment in-
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an individual whose computer has a
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"Computers can be very intimidating
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and it turns out he has just failed
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Alden Stenberg, owner of Bay Geeks, has been in business over seven years, servicing
every kind of computer need. He calls himself a "technological concierge" and really en-
joys helping his clients with their computer problems

the driving force for this company is
to treat people with respect."
Bay Geeks' client base has grown
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1995 DODGE NEON-(white) 65,000 Miles,
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Each Car $2495. or $850. Down plus Tax. $25/
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CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
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Rear Gate. 15" wheels. $500. 727-510-8146.

on PC's, Laptops & Monitors at reasonable
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SPINET PIANO- Story & Clark. Beautiful
Cherry. Needs tuned. $200. TV/Stereo Cabi-
net. Fine Furniture quality was $2200 new
asking $650 firm. 727-415-9990

STORE WIDE SALE-China Cabinets, Fur-
niture, Unique Gifts, Lamps, Brick -a- Brack,
Chairs, Books and Art Work. The Gold El-
ephant 794 Pasadena Ave. So. Pasadena
Hours 10-5pm. Mon.-Sat. 727-343-8753. See
You Soon!
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Gulfport Tee Shirt, $17.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Like New. Walker w/Brakes & Seat, $45, Reg-
ular Walker, $15. Bath Chair, $15. Small Filing
Cabinet, $15. Camera Tripods, $15 each. obo
for all. 727-360-2656.
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nation of 13 Snacks & 6 Drinks. Approx. 5.5'
tall by 32" Wide by 20" Deep. Bought from
1-800-Vending. Model GO-127&137 $2100.
Has Moved to Oldsmar Flea Market, Booth
1-22 East. Drums, Harps, Flutes, Bagpipes,
Sitars & More. Great Selection of Gemstone
Jewelry. Sat-Sun. 9-4p.m. 727-345-2800.

UTILITY TRAILER 6'X10'-$75. Sear's Lug-
gage Rack $15.1/2HP Garbage Disposal $10.
19 hole punch $20. Wanted-Old VW Bug Rims
cessories. Like New. $800 o.b.o. 727-204-
LAWNMOWER $35-Toro Self Propelled $60.
Gas Edger, $25. 727-345-5378.

KAYAK-Dagger, 12ft. Delta Expedition, Sit in-
side, $350. 403-8395.
$9.95/hr. Glass/Gelcoat repair, Fluid change,
Shaft Alignment, Motor Repair. Trouble Shoot-
ing, 24 years exp. Call Steve 727-365-3210
WET SLIPS-From 25' to 55' Sail of Power.
$7/F. Easy Access to Gulf. 4 Slips Left. 727-

ers, Private Buyer 727-688-7459.
15 years in Gulfport, Estate Sales & Solutions
has Been Buying/Selling-Antiques, Coins,
Gold, Jewelry John Sutonrius 727-385-9721.

Distance of Town Shores. Call 343-2530.
MOTORCYCLE HONDA -Twin Star, Wanted,
78-87. Call 727-343-2182. Sat. & Sun. only.

Notice is hereby given that David Thomas,
desiring to engage in business under the ficti-
tious name D & M Handyman Service located
in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register
the said name with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Florida Department of State, pursuant
to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. May
13, 2010.
Auction, Inc., gives Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on
6/7/2010, 10:00 a.m. at 5152 126th Ave. N.,
Clearwater, FL 33760, pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Insur-
ance Auto Auction, Inc., reserved the right
to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FAF-
P52U4WA108438 1998 Ford: 2FMZA5140W-
BC04089 1998 Ford: 1G2NE52EXXC551028
1999 Pont: 4RMES1624YF000929 2000 Cher:
1GCEC14X63Z357967 2003 Chev: 3N1CB-
51D55L585595 2005 Niss. (GN 5/13/2010)
Gabber May 13 May 19, 2010

PLACEYOUR AD HERE- $13.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.
Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclo-
sure and Lein and Intent to sell the following
vehicles on 5/31/10 at 11:00a.m. at 6363 Up-
merton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Com-
pany reserves the right to accept or reject
any and all bids. 1G3NL52F72C244127 2002
Olds. 1FALP10P7VW281610 1997 Ford.
YV1FX8845K3310801 1989 Volvo. 1YVGD-
31B9L5247183 1990 Mazda. 1G1FP23EOM-
L1 06079 1991 Chevy. 2C8GF68474R334849
2004 Chrysler. 1HGED3547KA025824 1989

Located on the comer of 9th Ave. S. & 50th St. S.
OPEN 9am-3pm EVERY Thurs., Fri., Sat.

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Call 727-258-1429

6750 DATE PALM AVE. S.-Sat. 7:30-3:00 &
Sun. 8:30-2:00. Furniture and Misc. Items.
HUGE YARD SALE- 18th Ave.S. & York St. Fri-
day & Saturday, 8a.m.-12noon.
7:30a.m 1p.m. Saturday. 5212 10th Ave. N.
2019 56TH ST. S.-Fri, Sat. & Sun. 8am.-?
Items added Daily!
HUGE 2 FAMILY SALE-5801 26th Ave. S. Fri.
Sat. & Sun. Dawn to Dusk.

3215 Fairfield Ave. So. Sat. 727-898-8827.
8:30-3:00. Mattresses, Towels, Sheets, Blan-
kets, Clothes: Boys, Girls, Women & Men.
Furniture, Stuffed Animals, Lamps, Ceramics
& Lots More. Please Come and See, Bring a
HUGE YARD SALE-and Bake Sale-Sat. May
15th 8am.-1pm. Bay Point Christian Church.
2001 62nd Ave. S. St. Petersburg.
ESTATE SALE-2110 Quincy St. S. May 19th
- May 30th. Furniture, Clothing, Tools, Etc.
Everything Must Go! 8am.-7pm. Everyday but
Monday. 727-289-8654.

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2822 UPTON ST. S.-Friday & Saturday 9am.-
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STETSON AREA-1413 62nd St. S. Saturday
15th 8am.-2pm. Furniture, Small Appliances,
Household Items, Quality Women's Clothing
& More!

Sat, May 15th

Amvets Ladies Auxiliary 8
Yard Sale for Hope Proceeds benefit
St. Judes Research Hospital.
4681 County Road 16
Saint Petesburg, FL.

LOST DOG-Small, Black & Mostly White,
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PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has
never been known to fail. This novena must be
said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must
be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and
Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful inter-
cessor of all who invoke your special patron-
age in time of need, to you I have recourse
from the depth of my heart and humbly beg
to whom God has given great power to come
to my assistance. Help me in my present
urgent petition. In return, I promise to make
your name known and call you to be invoked.
St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid.
Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3
Gloria's. R.S.

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ST. PETE BEACH-(69th Ave./Sunset Blvd.
Area). 1BR $695/Mo. & Studio $595/Mo. Ce-
ramic Floors. Great Location. Close to Beach,
Shops, Bus, Free Parking 727-345-1367.
$119,000. 1BR/1BA Deluxe. First floor, Water-
views, 55+. $690/Mo. plus Security. Annual, In-
cludes; Cable/Gas and Water 727-343-4930.
Large 1 BR Townhouse. Walk out to Yard and
Large Den/Office. Covered Carport. New Tile
throughout. Steps to Senior Center. Ideal for
Senior. $689/Mo. plus Security 727-323-3028,
Duplex in Garden Setting. Very Clean, Ceiling
Fans, CHA, Water & Garbage Included. No
Section 8. $800/Mo. plus Security. 727-424-

Move right in to this Lovely 1 BR/1.5BA Condo
with All Amenities and Covered Parking. $800/
Mo. Call MARCOUX REALTY INC. for Appt.
CHARMING STUDIO-with High Ceilings and
Tiny Attached Kitchen. Lush Garden Setting,
Moments Walk to Beach and Gulfport Arts
District. $490/Mo. Plus Utilities. Ciara 727-
deluxe updated waterview condo. Chatam 2nd
floor, small pet OK, $650/mo. annual. 401-595-
CONDO 55+-1BR/1BA with Den, Ground
Floor, Lake View. Parking at front Door. Pool,
840sqft. Tyrone Mall area. $600/Mo. 727-710-
2BR. 55+ community. Gated, 2-pools, ten-
nis. Active!. HW floors, new kitchen. W/D.
Furnished or Unfurnished. $850/mo. Patriot
Square. 727-519-4244

1.1/1 Water View Condo in S. Pasadena $650
2. Cute Fully Updated Studio in S. Pasadena $499
3.2/1 Fully Updated in NE St. Petersburg $695
4.2/1.5 Fully Furnished Condo, Water View
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NICE LARGE 1.5BR APT.- Great Gulfport
Location Near Pier. Private Yard, Screened-In
Porch, Tile Floors, $850/Mo. Deposit Required.
727-329-8296, 727-793-4023.
nished 1st Floor Unit w/Patio. $695/Mo. Annu-
al includes Water/Cable Trash/Maintenance.
No Smokers/Pets. Close to Stetson. 716-693-
SPB LARGE 1BR- New Inside, Utilities Paid,
Beach steps away, 727-363-3050, cp 412-
Spacious 1 BR Deluxe. Beautifully Updated.
Partially Furnished. 55+, No Smoking/Pets.
$600/Mo. Annual Lease. 1st/last/deposit Avail-
able Immediately. 727-204-0149.
HUGE INDOOR POOL-Eagle Crest 6170 7th
Ave. N. Large 3BR/3BA, clean, beautiful home
in great neighborhood. CHA, Laundry room w/
washer/dryer. Tile Floors, three car carport.
$1495/Mo. & Sec. 530-235-2222. sp-houses.
Stetson. 1 BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Hardwood Floors,
Newly Remodeled. No Pets. No Application
Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-729-0385 or 727-
SEMINOLE CONDO 2Br/2BA, Waher/Dryer,
Covered Parking for One. Very Clean, No Pets,
Security and 1st month. $800/mo. 727-504-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA-2nd Floor Apt. with
a Spectacular Waterview in Beautiful Gulfport.
Property has a Private Pool and Lush Tropi-
cal Landscaping. Available Immediately. Utili-
ties Included. $700/Mo. Please Call Michael
Schaffer Realtor. 727-409-1347. REALTY RE-
3BR/2BA HOME-near Child's Park. New In-
terior Paint and Tile Floors. CHA, $875/Mo.
and $500/Deposit. 4537 11th Ave. S. 727-424-
1413 56TH ST. S.- Beautiful Studio House,
Separate Entrance. Close to Beaches, Shop-
ping, School. Quiet Nice Location. $525/Mo.
$600 Deposit. 727-252-9800.
1BR/1.5BA CONDO-Chateau Tower Pasa-
dena. New Carpet/Paint, Non-Smoking Unit.
Security, Pool, Waterfront View. 1 or 2 person
maximum. $850.Mo Annual, 1st & Last. No
Pets. 727-321-5594, 727-642-6808.
Lanai, Eat in Kitchen, Washer/Dryer, Fenced
in Yard, Close To Marina, Pets OK, $1350/Mo.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $13 per
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12th AVE SO. 2br/lba, New paint inside & out, Near public pool. $625
15th AVE SO. 3br/2ba Newer block construction SEC 8 $965
LAKE MAGGIORE Large 1 & 2 br with lake views WSG Inc $650-$750
GULFPORT 2or3br/lba, overlooking duck pond & ball field ONLY $69!
BERMUDA BAY 2br/2.5ba 2 pools, new kitchen, windows, sld doors $995
PINELLAS POINT LAKE FRONT 4br/3ba, very open floor plan $1395

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ONE ROOM LOFT-900Sq. Ft., Partially Fur-
nished, Fireplace, CHA, $650/Mo. Non Smok-
er, Gulfport, Danny or Linda. 727-327-3478.
1 BR/1 BA, $500/Mo. 1 Block to Beach Blvd, Art
Walk. Deck, Large Yard, W/D. 727-363-1074.
UNFURNISHED 1/1 CONDO-Conveniently lo-
cated in So. Pasadena. Central A/C & H, Com-
munity pool and more. Available Immediately.
$800/mo. Please call Michael Schaffer, Real-
tor. (727)409-1347, REALTY RESOURCES.

UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA-Central Location.
New Kitchen, Granite Countertops, Stainless
Steel Appliances, W/D, Central A/C & Heat.
$950/Mo. Available Immediately. Please Call
Michael Schaffer Realtor. 727-409-1347 RE-

cious Duplex, Screened Porch, Tree-Shaded
Yard, Bright & Airy, WSG Included, $550/Mo.
$400 dep., 5709 21st Ave. S. 404-405-8541,

COTTAGE ON BUS-Line. Gulfport. 1BR/1BA
Dishwasher, W/D, Water, WiFi Included, $575/
Mo. Clean & Quiet. 727-384-9154 or 727-565-

House, C/H/A, W/D, Fresh Paint, New Appli-
ances, Great Location! $875/Mo. Marie Drew,
727-6571259 or
GULFPORT- Large 1 Br. Apt. and Extra Room!
CHA. Clean and Quiet. Great Location. $575/
Mo. + security. Utilities Not Included. 727-384-

Remodeled 2BR/1BA, Totally Tastefully Fur-
nished, Garage, Outside Screened Living
area. Immaculate $1400/Mo. Yearly. WALTON
REALTY, 727-458-3613.

1BR ST. PETE APT.-844 5th Ave. S. $475/
Mo. plus 1st/last/Security. Hot Water Included.
cluded. 727-289-3588. Also need Part Time
Handyman & Caregiver.
6100 GULFPORT BLVD. UNIT 115A- Avail-
able 6/1, 2BR/1 BA, Gated Condo w/Pool.
$1075/Mo. Updated. Across from Stetson. Da-
vid, C.R.R. 727-244-0989.
Renovated Large 1BR, Walk-In Closet, Pool,
Laundry on Site, Non-Smoker. $600/Mo. 727-
UNFURNISHED 3BR/2BA-Great Location in
Sheryl Manor. New Kitchen, Granite Counter
Tops, Custom Cabinets, Beautiful Terrazzo
Floors, Central A/C and Heat, Garage and
Much More! Available Immediately. Please
Call Michael Schaffer Realtor. 727-409-1347
TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-Beach & Water
View. Furnished $725/Mo. plus 1st/last/Sec.
No Smoking, No Pets 727-345-0538.
GULFPORT 1BR APT.- 5510 Tangerine Ave.
S. Back Unit, $535/Mo. $500 Security. WGS
included. 727-384-4059.
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issue. Call 321-6965.
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SHORE BLVD. 1 br condo, wtr.Aewpool. No pets. Nice @ $595
CUNTON Sr 1 br near Gulfport Beach. Ind WS&G $550
HULL SI SO. 3br/1 ba Recenly updated Hardwood Rrs $850
15th AVE. SO. 3br/2ba Newer block constftdion, SEC 8 $995

Studio. Great Water View. For photos, etc. isla-
jerry@msn.com or call 727-865-9707.

SMALL ROOM-Separate Entrance, Own Bath.
Close to Bus & Mall. Small Deposit. $480/Mo.
Negotiable. Cable and all Utilities Included.
Beautifully Decorated, C/H/A, W/D, Walk to
Beach & Restaurants! 727-418-7272.
#B. Across from Beach. Single Mature Person
only. $600/Mo. includes Water, Sewer, Laundry
Use. 727-415-9733.
Includes Utilities. Excellent Location 1 Block
from Boca Ciega Bay. Deposit Required. Avail-
able Now! 727-793-4023, 727-329-8296.

ROOM FOR RENT-Private Bath, Walk-In
Closet, Furnished, All Utilities/Cable Inlcuded.
Pool, $125/Wk. 30+. Jerry, 727-345-3217.
Leave Number.
ROOM FOR RENT- Gulfport. $475/Mo. Utili-
ties, Cable, Wi-Fi, W/D Included. On Bus Line.
Call for Info. Very Clean! 727-384-9154.
nished Room, Quiet Neighborhood, Utilities
Included. $400/Mo. $150 Deposit. No Smoking
& Drug Free. 727-344-5206 or 813-927-7885.
Bath, Cable TV & Utilities $475/Mo. 727-343-

Private Bedroom/Bath $500/Mo. Safe Neigh-
borhood, Close to Beach, Malls. Looking For
Professional Person or Student. 727-410-
PREFER SENIOR LADY-to Rent Room in my
Home. Private Bath, Cable, Kitchen & Laundry
Privileges. Call 727-347-5280.

Bldg. 727-209-0606.
OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE- From $398-$791/
Mo. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach. 727-641-
COMMERCIAL BUILDING-1800sqft. with 2
Bathrooms. $800/Mo. on Corner Lot 135 x 104.
Rent/Sale at 801 49th St. S. 727-527-2087.

or Frame Okay, Prefer West St. Pete or Gulf-
port. Father/Daughter Team Make Own Im-
provements. Livelong Remodeler, Savvy In-
vestor, Call Dan, 727-327-6144.
RENTAL WANTED-St. Pete Beach area/
Pasadena. 1BR/Large Studio/Mobile Home.
Unfurnished. Annual. No Pets/Smoke. Mature
Female. $400s +. lorettabl@msn.com, 386-
Gabber May 13 May 19, 2010

SUNDAY 1-6 COQUINA KEY-3BR $129,900.
Totally Remodeled! Beautiful Quality! 1334sqft!
Granite Counters! Stainless Appliances! New
Paint! New Windows! New Floors! New Doors!
Lg. Carport! Large Workshop! 4320 Pompano
Dr. S.E. Jim Blackmon 727-643-7713. REALTY
EXECUTIVES Homes in Florida.
SUNDAY 11AM-2PM-The Lakes (all
Ages)3917 103rd Ave. 2BR/2BA/2CG, Vaulted
Ceilings, Screened Patio. $149,000. Jenny
Patton MAINLANDS BEST 727-510-6131.

7120 6TH AVE. N. $119,900- 3BR 1.5BA
block home, newer roof, central A/C & tile
floors. Large fenced yard on deadend street.
Great location near Pinellas Trail and SPC.
Affordable Discount Realty. Call Valerie 727-
magnificent view, balcony, updated bath-
rooms, beautiful floors, washer/dryer, covered
parking. No realtors. $219,000. 727-244-2268.
Tennis Club. Gorgeous Waterfront 2/2 Corner
unit, Open Sunday 1-4p.m. 9425 Blind Pass
Rd. #601, $315,000. Beach & Luxury Realty,
FIVE TOWNS 55 PLUS-Dirty Little Condo,
Reduced for Quick Sale. 1 BR/1 BA, Screened
Porch, Furnished. HELENE'S REALTY Frank
727-452-8008. Call Me Anytime!


FOR SALE-3736 14th Ave. S. 2BR/1BA
$25,000. $5000. Deposit. Owner will Finance.
50x150 Lot with Alley Way Entrance 727-360-
PARADISE SHORES-2nd Floor Condo. 2BR
$42,500. 55+ Community. Heated Pool, Main-
tenance Includes all But electric and Phone.
Close to Shops, Banks, Beach Margit Kaitar
with COLDWELL BANKER 727-545-5634 or

Lovely 2BR Corner Condo with All Ameni-
ties. Great View from this 9th floor Balcony
SPACIOUS 2BR 1.5BA -Masonry home. 1 car
garage. Large eat-in kitchen w/terazzo floors.
Across from Gladden Park. Asking $124,800.
Ask for Margit Kaiter, Coldwell Banker, 727-
643-5172 or 727-545-5634.

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