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Volume 3, Number 19 Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th 10 October 25 October 1994

Report Card Day at the Martin House Motion To
Dismiss St.

Cable TV

S Litigation


Children wait to have report cards examined as Sister Sheila consults
with student.

The students of Chapman El-
ementary raced to the Martin
House in Apalachicola on Thurs-
day, 1as. many-have.for the past
three years, to show-ofT Lheir re-
port cards and to receive consul-
tation and a treat for their efforts.
Sisters Macarius, Sheila and Pe-
ter Claver met with over fifty chil-
dren on the 6 October report card
day. Sister Sheila said that the
decision to meet with the children
and reward good school work was
based on the hope that the stu-
dents would receive more motiva-
tion to do their best with their
studies. "I look first at conduct,
because everyone can get a good
grade in conduct," said Sister
Sheila. She said that the sisters
prepared bags with nutritious

items in them. Those students
who receive a report card with all
satisfactory grades are given the
entire bag.' Sister Sheila Joked, "I
think it hurt Sister Peter Claver
to take treats out of the bags more
than It did the kids."
The sisters provide after-school
instruction to Chapman students
for one and one-half hours per
day. The sisters estimate that
nearly twenty-five students utilize
the help on any given day.
Sister Sheila concluded, "Every-
one receives a treat on report card
day. not just those who get good
grades. I think everyone has
something positive to show us."

In Second Circuit Court, Tues-
day, 4 October 1994, Judge Davey
denied Pine View Cable's motion
to dismiss the lawsuit started by
Resort Village last summer. The
Village, owned by Dr. Ben
Johnson, began litigation against
Pine View Cable for not consulting
or negotiating with the Village
before laying cable television lines
through the Village, connecting
the rest of the Homeowner's Asso-
ciation residents west of the Vil-
lage property. Pine View contended-
that an indispensable third party
was left out of the litigation, and
that was the Plantation
Homeowner's Association, an-
other ofthe entities claiming own-
ership rights in Leisure Lane, the
only through road in the Planta-
tion development Judge Davey
concluded in his oral opinion that
Pine View could bring in the Asso-
ciatio n their own action and
the Court was not needed to do so.
Pine View, for example, could sim-
ply file a third party complaint in
the litigation begun last summer
by the Resort Village. Now, follow-
ing the filing of the court's deci-
sion, Pine View will file an answer
addressing the merits of the law-
suit, which will take up to three


Franklin Work Camp cancer society
Hosts Luncheon Awards Banquet
Hosts Luncheon By George Chapel'

Chowin' down at the work camp. Major
T. E. Whitehead addresses Franklin County Officials
The Franklin Work Camp provided a luncheon to County Officials on
6 October in appreciation of the County's cooperation and as a re-
minder of the Work Camp's commitment to provide the county with
as much donated labor as possible. Major T. E. Whitehead stated,
"Many things that are important to us are often taken for granted. We
want to set a high priority on our community work program and to
make Franklin County a cleaner and safer place to work in."
Those Invited to the luncheon included reprepresentatives from the
Sheriffs Department, the Franklin County Landfill, the Carrabelle
and Apalachicola City Commissions, the Franklin County Courthouse
and the Franklin County Division of Forestry.

The Bay waters churned last week near Eastpoint as the
no-name storm brought more water to Franklin County.

The Awards Banquet of the
Franklin County Unit of the
- American Cancer Society was
held on Friday evening at the
American Legion Hall in
Apalachicola. The guest speaker
Swas Carlotta Peterson, wife of U.
S. Congressman Pete Peterson.
. The goal of last year's campaign
" of $f9,000 was exceeded when
Franklin County raised
$22,709.85, primarily from Jail
and Bail. Harry Arnold and his
crew on the "war wagon" ut on a
fish fry. John Lee played master
of ceremonies.
The top ten money makers last
year were: Harold Stewart -
$4,947; Harry Arnold $2,064;
Rose McCoy $1,203; Vaye
Tarantino $1,200; Allen Pierce
$1,040; Jack Frye $1,027;
Sharon Tucker $1,020; and
Woody Miley, Jerry Adams, and
Warren Roddenberry $1,000
each. Sharon Tucker is the only
known escapee from a Jail and
Bail. The officers and committee
chairs received both a certificate
with the Sword of Hope and a cup.
The officers are: George Chapel-
President; Ted Landrum Vice
President; B. J, Vonier Record-
ing Secretary; Hagar Price Cor-
responding Secretary; Loraine
Browne Treasurer; and Jr.
Erickson Medical Advisor. The
committee chairs are: Warren
Hoddenberry Income Develop-
ment; Erline Hall Memorials;
Charlyn Luster Public Educa-
tion; Loraine Browne Patient
Services; and Edith Edwards -
Publicity/Nomiting. About 100
awards were handed out to the
workers and money raisers before
a gathering of about 120 people.
The Jail and Bail workers were:
Deputies Jeff Vonier, Carl
Carlson, Don Hammock, Bruce
Varnes, Buddy Shiver, and R. J.
Brown; Accounts Loraine and
Tom Knight; Warrants Tootsie
Landruin and Loraine Browne;
Photos- Loretta Lunsford; Judges
Roy Bateman, Chuck Spicer,
Barry Brynjolfsson, John Lee,
Wayne Holmes, and Barbara
4 Continued on page 2

Harold Sparks



Adopted at

Village Water

and Sewer
The final budget for the Lanark
Village Water and Sewer Depart-
ment was set and annual rates
were raised at the 27 September
meeting. In the process of adopt-
ing a final budget, tempers flared
as water and sewer department
commissioners heard persistent
complaints from Lanark residents
ranging from budget insolvency to
violations of the Sunshine Law.
After listening to Commissioner
Harold Sparks read the monthly
financial report, residents
Jennette Pedder and B.C.
Harrison questioned the accuracy
of the report's balance. "The fig-
ures don't jive." insisted Pedder,
"And numbers don't lie." Harrison
Joined in, "You guys have been
going into the hole three thousand
dollars a month. Don't tell us that
we're only down twelve thousand
for the year." Commissioner
Sparks returned, "Well, I don't
know I just read them (the bud-
get figures). Chairman Carlton
Bailey assured Harrison that he
would re-examine the figures and
provide an accurate update.
The commissioners proceeded to,
examine the pssibilities of pur-
chasing a building on the corner
of Pine and Heffernen Street. The
motion to purchase generated
various responses from those in
attendance. "The question on the
floor is can we afford this? Now, I
can't affect your vote, but I
strongly urge you not to buy this
building." Resident Jack Garrison
countered, "At the end of twenty
years, I'd rather own the building
than continue paying rent."
Pedder questioned whether the
department would have enough
funds leftover after purchasing
the building to afford liability in-
surance. Chairman Bailey con-
cluded, "It's my impression that
we can't afford not to have it." The
commissioners voted unani-
mously to purchase the building.
The water and sewer department
will pay two hundred dollars per
month to purchase the facility;
the department was previously
paying the same amount in
monthly rental payments.
The commissioners wrapped the
meeting up by setting the annual
budget. Before the commission-
ers were able to determine a final
budget amount, resident Jim
Lawror demanded that the com-
missioners allocate money to hire
a new water and sewer depart-
ment manager. Lawlor stated that
Bailey was breaking the Sunshine
Law every time he consulted with
a commissioner on department
matters. Bailey and Sparks stated
angrily that the commission was
going to hire another manager.
After continuing questions from
Jennette Pedder concerning the
department's planned budget,
Commissioner Sparks addressed
Continued on page 5

Franklin Associates

Denied In 2nd Circuit

In an oral opinion rendered by the
Second Circuit Court on Tuesday,
4 October 1994, the request for a
Writ of Certiorari by Franklin As-
sociates, represented by Ben
Watkins, involving condominiums
on the Apalachicola River, was
denied by Judge Davey.
Months ago, the Planning and
Zoning Commission of the City of
Apalachicola, denied Franklin
Associates a special exception to
the zoning regulations in order to
construct condominiums on the
Apalachicola River. Franklin As-
sociates, represented by Ben
Watkins, contended in a petition
that their rights to due process
were violated in the hearing pro-
cess. Watkins filed his appeal with
the Governor and Cabinet sitting
as the Land and Water
Adjudcatory Commission, but the
petition was dismissed because
the time for such appeals had
expired. The City Attorney J.
Patrick Floyd argued before Judge
-Davey-on Tuesday that Franklin.
Associates had already exhausted

their appeal but the Judge al-
lowed Watkins to argue on the
merits. Upon conclusion of one
hour of argument, Davey ruled
that Franklin Associates were not
denied due process by virtue of
the fact that Martha Pearl Ward
remained on the Board and voted
on the decision, nor had other
aspects of the hearing process
were conducted so as to deny due
process to Franklin Associates.
The Judge's written order, ex-
pected to be filed sometime next
week, will also include comment
on other due process arguments
concerning the approval process
conducted by the City of
Apalachicola. Thus, the denial of
the request for a Writ of Certiorari
amounts to an upholding of the
Apalachicola P and Z decision re-
garding this particular applica-
tion only. FranklinAssociates, rep-
resented by Ben Watkins, still has
the option to appeal Judge Davey's
decision to the First District Court
of Appeals 30 days after the Davey
Order is filed.

New Organization

to Help Reduce

Domestic Violence

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Frank Williams Michele Keifer
A small group of interested Franklin, County Residents met on 28
September for the first official meeting of PAVE (Providing Alterna-
tives to Violence Through Education); an organization created by the
Salvation Army in 1992 in response to the nation's ever increasing
problem of domestic violence.
PAVE program coordinators Colleen Burlingame and Michele Kiefer
teamed up with Franklin County's Assistant State Prosecuting Attor-
ney Frank Williams to give a presentation on the recently formed
organization. "What is nice about the program," stated Kiefer, "is that
there is no beginning and no end. It's on a wheel." Ms. Keifer stated
that volunteers could participate in any of PAVE's eight programs
which include: Legal Ramifications, Communications, Resolving Con-
flicts, Substance Ause and Violence, Economic Partnership, Respon-
sible Parenting, Anger Defusing and Family Dynamics.
The PAVE program will be utilized solely by those convicted of battery
or domestic violence. Those attending the courses will satisfy proba-
tion requirements. Ms. Keifer stated that each class size typically
ranged between thirty-five to forty students. "If anyone's a problem,"
said Keifer, "the instructor won't have to deal with it. The student will
know that if they don't complete the class, then they'll go to jail."
Williams concurred, "Any person who has a problem controlling their
temper, they're going to be taking this class. Mr. Williams also stated
that he had already assigned three individuals to the PAVE program.
Colleen Burlingame felt that the PAVE program was much needed
because no other program in Franklin County was dedicated solely to
the problem of domestic violence. Frank Williams concluded after the
meeting, "We had a handful of volunteers, but we need a bucketful."
PAVE will meet again 18 October at 6 P.M. in the Franklin County
Courthouse. Those interested in obtaining more knowledge about the
PAVE program may call Colleen Burlingame in the Franklin County
Probation office at 653-8298.

Ilse Newell Concert

Presents The Romance

Of Spain
By George L. Chapel
The opening concert of the season
of the IlseNewell Fund concert
series of the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society, will be a solo
piano/harpsichord Columbus
commemorative of the music of
Spain from the 16th to the 20th
Century by Dr. Bedford Watkins,
at4 p. m. athistoricTrinityChurch
on Sunday, October 16th. As the
Ilse Newell Fund and the BayArea

Choral Society have used the 1922
Pilcher organ in Trinity Church in
many concerts, it will be a Benefit
Concert given in association with
the church's organ fund commit-
tee to replace the Pilcher. There
will be no admission charge, but
the audience will be invited to
make a gift in any amount to the
organ fund.
From 1981 until his retirement as
Continued on page 7


Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th

Page 2 10 October 1994 The Franklin Coun


from the




The 4 October Franklin County
Commission featured some of the
Attorney Ben Watkins announced
that Franklin County had negoti-
ated with the Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Services
(HRS) to obtain a new license in
regard to the county's ambulance
service. Originally, Watkins
stated, the se was in the
county's name. He said that the
hospital had agreed to have their
name on the license and, thus,
assume legal liability. Watkins
stated that the county retained
the Certificate of Necessity which
it could entrust to the hospital or
revoke if it observed an infraction
in either an HRS standard or
within the contract between the
two parties.
County Clerk Kendall Wade re-
quested authorization to take over
the bookkeeping for Franklin
County's libraries in Carrabelle
and Eastpoint. The commission
voted unanimously to do so. Com-
missioner Putnal thanked the li-
brary staff for providing education
activities to Franklin County's

Van Johnson

Van Johnson, Franklin County
Solid Waste Director, asked and
received permission to obtain an
"Adopt-a-Shore" coordinator to
help in the beautification of
Franklin County's shorelines.
Johnson said that the position
would exist at the pleasure of the
board of county commissioners.
The commissioners voted unani-
mously to grant the position.
Van Johnson also asked that the
disciplinary hearing for county
worker, Leordard Brownell, be
postponed. Attorney Al Shuler
also recommended that the hear-
ing be postponed due to a lack of
preparation and the commission of
a key witness. Commissioner
Saunders protested, "We set the
date and he was notified just yes-
terday at the eleventh hour that
there would not be a hearing."
Commissioner Mosconis recom-
mended that the hearing be post-
poned due to the "serious" nature
of the hearing. Commissioner
Toliver countered that the case
was no more serious than any
other and motioned that the hear-
ing for Brownell be held later that
day as scheduled. Attorney Al
Shuler stated, "You're better
advized to take the advice of your
attorneys, although it doesn't
hurt my feelings personally when
I get over-ridden. I've been over-
ridden before. I want to urge to
take the recommendation which
comes from your labor council
and myself. The commission
then voted 4-1 to hold the disci-
plinary hearing on 4 October.
Commissioner Mosconis objected.
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C E. Miller

Eastpoint resident C.
E. "Junior" Miller addressed the
commissioners irately with com-
plaints of police harrasment. "I
pay a lot of taxes in Franklin
County. All of my vehicles have
insurance on them, tags on them,
everything the laws say to have
on them... and I would like to
know why the city ofApalachicola
and one deputy sheriff can tell me
where I can and can't drive on the
highway. I'm not a communist.
I'm a United States citizen." Com-
missioner Braxton told Miller that
he felt that he could drive any
where he wanted. Mr. Miller re-
quested that his complaint be on
the record and then stormed out
yelling that he could drive any-
where he wanted.

Attorney William Webster

Much Ado




The big question at the 6 October
Schoo Board Meeting came from
member Willie Speed concerning
maintenance reports. Mr. Speed
questioned the importance of
each board member receiving a
maintenance report.
I wonder in my mind just what
useful purpose the mainte-
nance report serves the school
board, because it takes up the
principal's time, the secretary's
time and the Supervisor of
Maintenance's time to get
these things together. We do
not evaluate maintenance
workers. We do not supervise
maintenance workers and we
do not recommend mainte-
nance workers for employ-
ment. So, what useful purpose
does this serve?
Members William Wagoner and
Connie Sadler argued in favor of
receiving the reports. Wagoner
stated, "1 know it takes a ,lot of
time, but that (maintenance re-
port) does give the board members
a chance to see that something is
being done by the maintenance
and not just hearsay." Speed
countered, "You don't have no
respect for your principal or Su-
pervisor if you have to see it in a
report." Mr. Speed asked for the
chairman's opinion and Mr.
Kendrick stated that it was merely
for informational purposes; he
told Speed that he wanted to keep
the report in the board members
packet, but that any, member
could have the report omitted
from their packet if requested.
Mr. Speed concluded, "Well, Mr.
Superintendent, don't put it in my
packet, because it doesn't serve
nothing. We might as well get the
reports on our classrooms and
our bus drivers and our custodi-
ans.. and everybody: else. It's a
wasted effort.
Timber Island
Boat Ramp
Finally Approved
The Timber Island boat ramp con-
structed by Dell Schneider was
finally approved at the 30 Sep-
tember Budget Meeting of the
Franklin County Commission.
County Engineer Joe Hamilton
said, "ft's the epitome of bad work-
manship, but it's also exception-
ally in accordance. Hamilton
stated that while he was not
happy with the end product of the
boat ramp, he felt that it was func-
tional and recommended payment
to Schneider.
Commissioner Mosconis objected,
"I don't feel we can pay that con-
tract in good conscience for the
full amount of work, because it's
of inferior quality." Commissioner
Putnal said that the ramp could
have been constructed better, but
that it was in accordance and rec-
ommended payment for work
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Votes City
Employees A
$538 Raise

By Laura Kathryn Rogers
Raises for city employees, os.
sible fund raising of h'Igh school
students at the seafood festival
and questions about the new zon-
ing requirements were among the
agenda at the 4 October meeting
of the City Commission.
After some initial discussion, it
was agreed by the board to pay for
some emergency sewer repair that
occurred recently. Commissioner
Wallace Hill asked that he be given
some notification about such ex-
penses and urged that preventa-
tive maintenance be used to mini-
mize repairs. Howell commended
the employees who repaired the"
sewers. He said of the employees:
"When you call them, they re-,
Ms. LaKeshia Barnes, Vice Presi-
dent of the Apalachicola High
School Senior class, addressed
the commission and requested
that the senior class be allowed to
park RVs as a fund raiser. Mayor
Howell urged Ms. Barnes to get
the class to commit to working
until all the RV campers come in,
possibly until 11:00 at night if
necessary. As there have been
problems in the past with other
classes not following through on
their responsibilities, Mayor
Howell requested that Ms. Barnes
meet with her class officers and
then schedule a special meeting
where this proposal will be voted
on by the commission. Ms. Barnes
agreed to do this and thanked the
council for
their time.
Zoning questions were brought
up next by Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie
Nichols. The Nichols' said that the
new zoning regulation were "not
fair" and that "a lot of people don't
understand" (about the regula-
tions). They also felt that they
were being "penalized" and that
some people did not get notiflca-,
tion of the changes. Mayor Howell
assured the Nichols' that letters
were sent to everyone concerned.
After some discussion, Mr. and
Mrs. Nichols reluctantly agreed to
comply with the new zoning re-
Commissioner Hill proposed that)
certification pay for city employ-
ees be handled differently in the
future. He suggested that those
currently receiving this pay con-
tinue to do so, but that in the
future if someone is certified for a
position, they only be paid if they
are working in that job. This was
approved by the commission.
Discussion then began about giv-
ing the city employees a raise com-
parable to the one Franklin County
employees will be receiving this
year. Previously, Apalachicola city
employees received a "step-raise"
of $263. It was proposed that this
be raised to the $538 that county
employees will be receiving. Com-
missioner Hill questioned where
the money would be coming from
to fund this increase. Mayor Howell
said funds were already available
in a contingency fund. The motion
was seconded and put to a vote,
passing 4:1, with Commissioner
Hill dissenting.
Road Closings for the November
Seafood Festival were discussed.
Hwy. 98 will be the scene of the
parade, and the area in front of
the Gibson Inn as well as Avenue
C between Hwy. 98 and 4th street
will be closed for the festivities.

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Continued From Page 1
Sanders; Envelope Stulier Dr.
Erickson; Jail Manager Earl
Gibson; Telephones Ted
Mosteller and Ted Landrum; Food
- Jimmy Harris; Food Donors -
Hardees-Apalachicola, IGA-
Carrabelle, Red Rabbit, Registers,
Gulfside IGA, and Papa's Pizza;
Publicity- Oyster Radio, Franklin
County Chronicle, Apalachicola
Times, Chuck Spicer; Bill Prepa-
ration Cornie McKinley, Jewell
Meacham, B. J. Vonier, Ferris
Aston, Kay and Wayne Holmes,
Mona Moon, Bonnie Barnaby,
Cliarlyn Luster, Barbara Hall,
Hagar Price, Gracie O'Neal, Vonda
Gibsop, Sherrie Baker, and Esse
Mae Wyles.
Roy Bateman provided the
speaker system for the evening,
the Flower Patch the flowers, and
the chairs, tables and tablecloths
came from the American Legion,
Tootsie Landrum, and the
Apalachicola Area Historical So-
ciety. Lee Edmiston, Mike Willis,
Ollie Gunn, Woody Miley, and
Harry Arnold were on the "war
NEA Rep.. To
Speak At
Carrabelle HS

By Carol Ann Hawkins
On Wednesday, 19 October at 3 P.
M., a representative of the Na-
tional Education Association
(NEA) will give an informational
presentation outlining the role of
the Carrabelle High School SAC.
The committee Is actively seeking
interested and committed busi-
ness individuals, as well as par-
ents, from the school community.
Your involvement is important if
the goals of Blueprint 2000 are to
be reached at CHS1
The Carrabelle School Advisory
Committee (SAC) met Wednesday,
21 September. This enthusiastic
group, created to address school-
Simprovement issues as outlined
in the state-mandated Blueprint
2000 Plan, will have representa-
tion from the business commu-
nity as well as from parents, stu-
dents, and staff members.

Carrabelle City
Says Good-bye
to Commis-
sioner &
Good Riddance
to Coast Guard
The 3 October meeting of the
Carrabelle City Commission saw
Commissioner Raymond Williams
announce his final meeting. "Win
or lose (the Franklin County Com-
mission race)," Williams said that
the 3 October meeting would be
his last as a city commissioner.
Carrabelle Recreation Board
member Joe Nastaszewski re-
quested that commissioners set
an ordinance to annex a portion
of all new property to the city for
recreational use. Attorney William
Webster stated that a provision for
voluntary annexation already ex-
isted. He continued by asserting
that if such a mandatory annex-
ation were enacted, many future
residents might be reluctant to
obtain property in Carrabelle.
Commissioner Phillips felt that
such a provision already existed
in what he referred to as the com-
prehensive plan. Nastaszewski
responded, "Ifit's in there, I'd like
to see it."

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Community Development Block
Grant Administrator Julian Webb
announced that the programs'
priority list for obtaining public
housing would be: I) handicapped
Individuals 2) the elderly and 3)
families with children.
Commissioner Phillips informed
the board that the United States
Coast Guard had continued to
Ignore efforts by the commission
to negotiate a contract agreement.
Phillips requested that a letter be
sent to the Coast Guard stating
that the original contract agreed
to by both parties be made null
and void. Attorney Webster of-
fered. "I\'e been a city attorney for
nine years and we've been talk-
Ing about this (contract) for nine
years The City of Carrabelle had
agreed to rent a small dock space
to the United States Coast Guard
for one dollar a year in 1951. The
Coast Guard had forgot to pay the
first forty-one dollars of rent un-
til 1 August, 1994 when Chief
Brian J. Donahue, Officer in
Charge with the U.S. Coast
Guard's Navigation Team in
Panama City, appeared before the
commissioners and promised to
have a fifty dollar check sent to
the city of Carrabelle. Commis-
sioner Phillips stated at the 3 Oc-
tober meeting that original site
rented to the Coast Guard was
now needed for a proposed
Riverwalk Project. He stated that
the city would agree to relocate
the Coast Guard to a site on Tim-
ber Island with the provision that
the two parties meet and negoti-
ate the matter.


Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th

The Franklin County Chronicle 10 October 1994 Page 3

Editorial and Commentary

On LTmiting Marine Net

** ^^^, ,SS, ~' : "

Citing his obligation to remain absolutely neutral in the currently
cussed and discussed proposals on limiting marine net fishing
Franklin County Extension Director Bill Mahan reviewed the available
evidence at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on
Thursday, 29 September 1994.
This listener walked away from the one hour presentation and
following discussion with a simple conclusion. The facts are not all in,
and what "facts" have been gathered to support the proposal, pro or
con, are simply incomplete.
Mahan's presentation cited all the sources involved in the issue
including newspaper reports which relied upon data from the Florida
Marine Research Institute, the Marine Fisheries Commission, the
Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Regional Fishery
Management Council and the Florida Marine Research Institute. The
controversial issues have pitted sports fishermen against commercial
fishermen, aided by newspaper, radio and TV reports, which inciden-
tally draw stories along polarized lines when the opportunity presents
itself, and this issue has experienced abundant opportunities for
casting the story in such terms.
The press has generally accepted "data" in support of arguments for
either side without much scrutiny and assessment.
The most inflamed set of data involve entanglements "Observed'
fishing-related Manatee deaths in Florida. Not many want to contrib-
ute to the demise of these clumsy, but lovable creatures of reasonably
deep river channels. Yet of the 856 deaths from "all causes," only 6
were attributable to "fishing line," 5 to shrimp trawls and 3 to crab
traps. A whopping 842 deaths were "unobserved," but filed under the
category"other causes." Somehow, one side or the other gets the blame
anyway. When these data were recorded, no notation was made if the
fishing related manatee deaths were connected with commercial or
recreational fishermen. Yet, we know who ends up with the blame.
The same story abounds in the persuasive case-making in dead sea
turtles. The Florida Marine Research Institute, according to Mahan,
reported 2,156 "observed carcasses" In the two years, 1991 1993.
Yet, 385 were the result of "boating injuries," 52 "line entangled" hook
in mouth in 13 cases, and interestingly only 13 "net entangled." No
other "connection causes" were given. In many of those cases, the
carcasses were decayed beyond any useful scientific testing, according
to other sources.
In short, we do not really know why all of those sea turtles were injured
because the reporting mechanisms are not fully functioning to obtain
all of the data. While Speckled Trout are considered to be "over-fished"
in Florida waters, the fate of Whiting is unknown because their"status
cannotbe determined given currently available scientific information,"
according to Mahan.
There is not enough scientific data to make management decisions for
Blue Fish, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. King Mackerel appears to
be overfished by both groups, recreational and commercial fishermen,
but again these data are ambiguous. This group is considered to be
overfished in the Gulf of Mexico but not so in the South Atlantic. That
same dubious distinction appears to follow for Spanish Mackerel.
Given the shaky and uncertain condition of much of these data in
various fisheries, the issue is then presented to the public on limiting
marine net fishing. Add to this mix of incomplete data, all of the
inflaming arguments involving higher taxes, the tragedy of dead
animals littering our seashores, and extorted statistics. This is no
rational basis to make any decision on the matter, especially on a
constitutional amendment Send it back to the drafters for reasons of
incomplete data, and fast.
Tohm W. Hoffer

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Homeowner Associations

Profiled In Wall Street

Journal-Implications For

Local Organizations

In an interesting feature published in the Wall Street Journal 21 Sep-
tember 1994, written by Mitchell Pacelle, homeowner associations
across the United States were growing and experiencing a myriad of
political, social and interpersonal problems.
One Issue central to their existence is the question of their status.
Are these groups private businesses or are the homeowner associa-
tions governments in and of themselves? The debate continues, but
the argument raises subsequent Issues concerning the rights of the
individuals who "bought into" developments which are controlled by
covenants and boards.
Nationally, there are about 150,000 community associations "ruled"
by volunteers who sit on boards which enforce covenants covering
"...everything from paint and storm doors to sandboxes and bird-
houses," writes journalist Pacelle. These communities are formed
voluntarily when new homeowners "'buy into" developments, mostly
in suburban areas. One in eight Americans are subject to the "con-
trols" of these associations, or about 32-million persons throughout
the U. S. And, according to the Community Associations Institute in
Alexandria, Virginia, these groups are growing, up from 20,000 com-
munities in 1975.
The Pacelle piece points out that these associations are initially formed
by developers to manage and assess fees to operate common facilities
such as swimming pools, beach clubs, and maintain roads. One local
association, which operates under a hefty annual budget over
$500,000 is the St. George Island Homeowners Association, Inc. The
road maintenance problem is currently under consideration by their
Board of Directors. The annual meeting of the association is sched-
uled for 15 October 1994 on the barrier island in the Plantation de-
velopment, at the clubhouse.
While many homeowners give up some freedoms in order to enjoy
some form of stability and utopia" of enforced covenants, others see
these tightly controlled environments as threats to their personal free-
doms. Some "...complain that their! communities have fallen under
the control of small-minded, heavy-handed neighbors. "You have a
better chance of winning a fight against city hall... than your commu-
nity association," writes Pacelle. Indeed, even in the St. George plan-
tation, some "vigilante" members roam the neighborhoods, reporting
deviant architectural restrictions, but they succeed in stirring up in-
terpersonal conflict among association members. Nationally, internal
disputes considered within the private associations include disagree-
ments over building plans (handled by architectural control commit-
tees), parking questions, pets or satellite dishes. There is pending
litigation in an Orlando, Fla. homeowner association between a
homeowner and the board over the issue of a satellite. James Curry
has disguised his satellite as a patio umbrella. Most homeowners
who challenge their association's rules usually lose. According to one
lawyer quoted in the Pacelle piece, if the board is not arbitrary and
the rule does not violate public policy, then the court is likely to con-
clude that the rule is enforceable. Past litigation involving disputes
over building standards and related Issues indicates that rules that
do violate public policy are less likely to be enforceable.
Community associations were first formed after World War II, and
some developers and real estate agents formed them to exclude cer-
tain groups and build segregated neighborhoods. But, in recent years
community associations have been formed by developers to answer
pressing economic needs for central services such as parks and roads.
Local governments, themselves strapped with dwindling funds, see
these private groups as a means to relieve the pressure on local tax
dollars for maintaining roads and other amenities. Eventually; this
quiet and unstated "conspiracy" between private associations and
local governments amounts to a privatization of public services, ac-
cording to political science professor at the University of Illinois, Evan
McKenzie, author of Privatopia, a history of community of groups. In
the St. George Plantation, the Franklin County government, of course,
assesses property taxes on the individual homes and lots. Homeowners
and lot owners also pay an assessment levied against their holdings
in the' St. George Plantation, all due on the same schedule as the
public taxes. For the first time, the homeowner board has proposed a
levy to about $1,000 per homeowner for 1995, due primarily to press-
ing needs in road maintenance.
One small and perhaps growing issue certainly destined to produce
more acrimony in the St. George Homeowner Association is the ques-
tion of garbage cans. One point of view advocates placing all garbage
containers under the houses, most of which all of which are con-
structed on pilings, allowing for such placement. Another view advo-
cates that having the containers so close will add to odors near or in
the home itself, and adds to the cost of garbage pickup. The local
manager, Mr. Wayne Gleasman, has written some homeowners, urg-
ing them to consider moving their containers. All of this follows on
earlier covenant language which devoted more space than probably
necessary on the design of such containers and the approval of them
by the architectural control committee. While there may be merit in
both arguments, an astute board will easily recognize an issue that
can be time-consuming, costly, and acrimonious should they decide
to enforce these matters and bring them to a conflicting head. As to
the architectural control in the Plantation, the recent waffling of the
committee on the 37-foot structure, two feet over the county a proved
building height may easily send some misleading signals to the over-
all membership, perhaps indicating that inconsistency is a likely fu-
ture outcome of committee and board decision-making, Then again,
the Franklin county board of commissioners also waffled on this very
problem, sending many mixed signals to county populations on land
use and zoning rules.
In Franklin County, there are increasing numbers of approved plats
which will eventually give rise to more homeowner associations. De-
spite occasional acrimony raised by assessments and the conflicting
roles of business interests in the Plantation, the St. George Planta-
tion Homeowner's Association has settled into a relatively quiet life,
In contrast to the distilled experience described by Mitchell Pacelle in
the recent Wall Street Journal article. Locally, this has not always
been the case, and many members still vividly recall the very high
amount of money spent in litigation in the past five years, developer
Mr. Gene Brown. Nationally, homeowner associations are not as ac-
ive in litigation to enforce their covenants. About 90 per cent of them
issue letters of reprimand, 25% of them are engaged in some sort of
arbitration among disputing parties, and about 18 per cent actually
get into litigation.
Pacelle ended his piece with a quotation from an attorney who specu-
lated the impact on these acrimonious disputes within such private
groups, upon the children living in these environments "...where the
local government can take great liberties in restricting how you ex-
press yourself, without the constitutional protection that we have
come to expect, what is the next generation going to grow up to ex-
pect from their real government?"
Tom W. Hoffer

Alligator Point

By Paul Jones
Over and over again on Sunday, October 2nd, NOAA Weather Radio
and the National Weather Cable Channel characterized the impend-
ing weather for the Alligator Point area as an unorganized tropical
disturbance with a lot of rain and possible gusts of wind up to 22
mph...wrong again, somebody forgot to check the anemometer. This
no-name Tropical Storm came roaring in on Alligator Point with the
same fury as T. S. Beryl did on August 16. There was rain, a heck of
a lot of it, but with accompanying wind gusts of 60 mph plus.
You guessed itl More direct erosion damage to the section of Alligator
Point known as the Southwest Cape. Scavengers were up early Mon-
day morning carting off lumber remnants from nearby battered sea-
walls that was strewn all along the shore across from the fire station.
Directly in front of the Alligator Point Camp Grounds the last re-
mains of County Road 370 were disheveled onto the sandy beach.
The sandy lane abuning the front fence of the camp grounds which
had previously provided an alternate route for traffic was reduced to
a tight one-lane thoroughfare.
There is a bright side to this road catastrophe, that is the cessation of
the NASCAR environment threatening this segment of roadway. On,
the dark side, the absence of customer traffic has closed down the
Point's only eatery. A month ago, the Alligator Point Marina's Water-
front Restaurant and Lounge threw in the towel. Karen Lobdill, gen-
eral manager for the marina, has been negotiating with several inter-
ested parties to hopefully re-open with full service as soon as April of
next year. In the mean time, Lobdill said that if current liquor license
ownership litigation is settled, she hoped to open the lounge portion
of the facility by the first of December.

Road Restoration Update
The non-profit corporation Save Alligator Point Beaches, Inc. mailed
out a solicitation letter to all Alligator Point property owners for con-
tributions to support the effort to rebuild the road and resolve the
coastal problem along the Southwest Cape portion of CR 370. So far
the corporation has received mixed responses from this attempt to
accrue funds.
The corporation will hold its first official meeting Saturday, October
8, at the volunteer fire station immediately after the Alligator Point
Taxpayers' meeting at 10 A. M.
Congratulations to Bill Scaringe for running a dignified race for
Franklin County Commissioner, District Two. It is too bad that all of
the property taxpayers ot Franklin County don't have .the right to
vote in support of their needs and property.

Visions of the Old West
at the
Franklin County Corral

"Old Luke, he was a natural born world shaker"
-Cool Hand Luke, 1970
The 4 October meeting of the Franklin County Commission was proof
that, even on the trail to heartache and fragmented reasoning, there
is still a trace of brilliance-no matter how you classify it.
The 4 October meeting saw Chairman Mosconis, Attorney Shuler and
Solid Waste Director Van Johnson recomme anand lobby for a de-
layed disciplinary hearing for county worker Leonard Darnell. The
above members requested the delay because their star witness (known
as "five and dime") was "out of pocket" In other words, their inmate
witness had recently been patrolled and your author imagines he
I was nn his w,,r iL MarIdiGracs ..

Commissioner Tom Saunders
Out of the west... with a glare harder than Jessie James and with
sharper elocution than Cool Hand Luke... came the tenacious Com-
missioner Saunders. Commissioner Tom (as his ranch hands know
him) argued with a certain amount of reason that both amused and
amazed his compatriots. He stated that Mr. Darnell and his attorney
received notice of cancellation at the "eleventh hour" which was un-
reasonable and unfair. Commissioner Tom also said that the pres-
ently unemployed Mr. Darnell would have to "foot the expenses" of
having his attorney come to the scheduled Franklin County hearing
to argue his client s case. Saunders so inspired his peers that Com-
missioner Tolliver became so ornery as to butt heads with the
Chairman...and he laid him out cold. It was a sight to inebriate the
senses- comparable only to witnessing Dorothy and Toto's house or-
bit through Kansas and land in Oz...on top of the wicked witch of the
south. The event was also a chilling and eerie one. For, in this game
of politics, your author has never before found himself on the same
side as Chairman Mosconis and Attorney Shuler, he was and he did
not like the feeling.
In the end, Commissioner Tom drew quick and shot his opponents'
arguments full of holes. He lobbied three commissioners to his side
and won a four votes to one decision to have the disciplinary hearing
held as originally scheduled. 01' Tom Saunders, agree with him or
not, "He's a natural born world shaker."
Brian Goercke

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A Gene Test for Vibrio

Vulnjficus--Part III

By Frank Stephenson
Reprinted from Research in Review (Florida State University)
"What the hell are 100 people going to do for a living for six months?
That would just about put all of us out of business altogether. It would
be a disaster for this community, and that's a fact."
Meanwhile, Reeves & Co. are pursuing their patent application and
hoping that circumstances will work to their favor in other areas where
the probe's usefulness may prove itself.
Foremost of these is in doctors' offices and hospitals, where victims of
vulnifcus poisoning usually wind up-too late in many cases-for
treatment. At present, physicians who wait for the results of blood --
tests before prescribing heavy doses of antibiotics for patients who
check in with fever and other flu-like symptoms do so at their patients'
peril. Vulnifcus poisoning can be the equivalent of a snake bite-
victims can die in as little as 30 hours after exposure. So by the time
standard tests proved positive for vulnifcus the patient either would 0
be on the road to recovery, as about half typically would be, or dead.
A quick and easy method of checking for the pathogen would let
medical personnel take immediate and proper counter-measures, B *
instead of shooting in the dark. Rapid diagnosis also could help public -.'
health officials quickly pinpoint the source of the infected oysters and
move more swiftly in dealing with the problem.
The FSU probe also may find a use in the oyster business, even if a
vulniflcus standard never becomes a reality, Reeves said. Shippers
could use test kits featuring the probe to help certify a certain level of 0 40
quality before their product ever leaves their warehouses. Regulators
also could use the probe as a potentially better means of ascertaining 0 S 60 6. I
howwell oysters are handled from the time they leave the water to their
arrival atthe marketplace. Any substantial increase in vulnifcus counts
could point a finger at poor refrigeration or sloppy packaging and
Success with their vulniftcus probe has spurred Reeves' lab to pursue -
developmentof other kinds. Bennison has developed an effective probe
for detecting the microbes that cause cholera, a severe gastrointestinal
disorder that while under control in the U.S. still plagues many Third o
World countries. Last year the university filed a patent application on --
the cholera probe and also for yet another lab invention-a DNA
"fingerprinting" technique for tracking down disease-causing bacteria
to a common source. Reeves and Bennison see no limits on gene probe
technology's applications in such fields as agriculture, biomedicine,
environmental science and quality control in industry.
"DNA probes now represent the basis of a whole area called molecular
diagnostics," Reeves said. "We're just beginning to appreciate the
enormous potential this technology has for helping researchers and ***
physicians diagnose and treat a wide range of genetic and infectious

Tide Tables

St. Marks Lighthouse

October 11th 26th EST

1 -1 H 6:16 AM 3.5Ft. 19 H 2:09 AM 3.8Ft.
Tu L 2:19 PM 0.6 W L 8:48 AM 0.1
4 H 8:54 PM 2.8 O H 3:08 PM 3.6
L 8:43 PM 1.2
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13 L 3:24 AM 1.9
Th H 9:59 AM 3.1 21 H 3:01 AM 3.8
L 4:54 PM 0.9 F L 9:52 AM 0.1
H 11:18 PM 3.0 H 4:15 PM 3.5
L 9:41 PM 1.3
14 L 5:03- AM 1.6
F H 11:32 AM 3.2 22 H 3:27 AM 3.8
L 5:53 PM 1.0 Sa L 10:24 AM 0.2
H 4:51 PM 3.4
15 H 12:03 AM 3.2 L 10:13 PM 1.4
Sa L 6:09 AM 1.2
H 12:33 PM 3.4 23 H 3:56 AM 3.7
L 6:38 PM 1.0 Su L 10:58 AM 0.3
H 5:30 PM 3.3
16 H 12:40 AM 3.4 L 10:48 PM 1.5
Su L 6:57 AM 0.8
H 1:19 PM 3.5 24 H 4:27 AM 3.6
L 7:15 PM 1.1 M L 11: 35 AM 0.4
H 6:14 PM 3.2
17 H 1:12 AM 3.5 L 11: 29 PM 1.6
*M L' 7:37 AM 0.5
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L 7:46 PM 1.1 Tu L 12:20 PM 0.5
H 7:08 PM 3.0
18 -H 1:41 AM 3.7
Tu L 8:13 AM 0.2 26 L 12:21 AM 1.7
H 2:34 PM 3.6 W H 5:50 AM 3.3
L 8:15 PM 1.2 L 1:17 PM 0.7
H 8:15 PM 2.9

Tide Corrections For Your Area
High Low
Steinhatchee River 0:15 0:03
Aucilla River + 0:03 + 0:05
Shell Point + 0:05 + 0:03
Dickerson Bay + 0:16 + 0:20
Bald Point + 0:33 + 0:19
Alligator Point 0:08 + 0:11
Turkey Point 0:12 0:18
Dog Island + 0:07 + 0:06
St. George Island (East End) 0:15 + 0:06
St. George Island (Sikes Cut) + 0:49 + 1:32
Apalachicola + 2:00 + 2144
*St. Joseph Bay 0:24 0:51
Panama,City 0:43 0:44
.St. Andrews Bay (Channel Entrance) 1:31 2:02

Big Bend


for Citizens



By Cynthia Mercer
Franklin County has a unique
Marine Vocation Research and
Technical Center being estab-
lished in Carrabelle. The center,
which was chartered by Voca-
tional Rehabilatlve Counselor
Craig Shiler, will be used as a Vo-
cational Training Facility for citi-
zens with disabilities.
The primary goal of the Research
and Technical Center is to pro-
vide job training opportunities. to
citizens with disabilities, Sched-
uled tours of the center will be
offered by Aquaculturist Jerry
Bush upon the facility's comple-
tion. The tours will provide
Franklin County residents with
"hands on" knowledge about ma-
rine life indigenous to the North-
western Gulf Coast of Florida.
The Big Bend Association is pres-
ently applying for several differ-
ent state grants to help support
the center's establishment. How-
ever, the project is now being
funded solely by voluntary dona-
tions. Some acreage has already
been leased from the Sportsman's
Lodge; the Big Bend Association
is using the land to develop a pub-
lic campground where some of the
center's first graduates will find
permanent employment.
The Big Bend has scheduled an
Open House on 17 November for
interested individuals to tour the
Marine Vocational Research and
Technical Center. The site is lo-
cated on River Road in Carrabelle.
Those interested in obtaining fur-
ther knowledge about the center
may contact Project Coordinator
Cynthia Mercer at 927-3329 or
Executive Director Craig Shuler at

Bill Dailey shows off the Center's
"Grow-Out Tank"

-Eut Kl

The human body
is a carefully
integrated unit.
The human body is a carefully inte-
grated unit, not just the sum of its
parts. Any dysfunction of one sys-
tem or structure may
have far-reaching -ef-
fects upon the nervous
system because of the
inherent relation-
ship of body systems.
Neurologic insults
sited at the spinal
column and oth-
er areas may cause
symptoms to ap-
pear in remote
organs and tissues.
As an individual is a
unique, integrated
being, structural sub-
luxations and fixations
may cause or contrib-
ute to disease, and
disease processes
may cause or contribute to
structural and/or functional

Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th

Lake Talquin-A Florida

Success Story-Part II

By RAndle Leger
With the wonderful days of fall Just around the comer, our thoughts
[urn away from the blistering, humid heat of summer. Fall not only
offers' comfortable weather for fishing but great action and fewer boats
on the water. The call of the woods will take many sportsmen out of
their boats and into a game stand. For the non-hunter this means we
can often have our favorite water to ourselves.
Lake Talquin, like many waters, can come alive during this time ofyear
and even the novice angler can experience successful trips. The
following information should help the first time Talquin fisherman
bypass the dues-paying trips and go directly to success on the water.
A good predator population almost always results in a healthy panfish
population and Lake Talquin is no exception. This lake is blessed with
strong numbers of bluegill, redbreast, shellcracker and speckled
perch. During this time ofyear it doesn't matter how or where you like
to fish, your almost guaranteed action. From the stumpy, upper
reaches of the lake to the huge, open, lower end, good concentrations
of "cane pole" fish can be easily found.
The shoreline fisherman can start on almost any bank located near
any launch. The most productive technique is to use a trolling motor
and slowly move down the bank. Using a cane pole, flip worms or
crickets up to the edge. If a fish is there, it won't take long for the cork
to disappear. This pattern is especially productive early in the morning
or late in the afternoon.
Once the sun is on the water, action can taper off considerably. When
this occurs, simply change your pattern a little. Begin looking for
shaded banks that have overhanging trees and bushes. Also keep a
sharp eye for mayfly hatches that regularly occur on this lake in late
summer and early fall.
Another excellent, panfish pattern is to anchor in the mouth of any of
the many coves of this lake. Look for water between 8 and 12 feetdeep
and set out as many poles as you can comfortably handle. This Is a
waiting and numbers game, if you get enough baits in the water and
wait long enough, eventually you will catch fish. These fishermen are
jokingly referred to as "spider boats" because, from a distance, a small
boat with 7 or 8 poles hanging out bares an amazing resemblance to
a spider on the water. But, laugh if you will, these fishermen usually
have a healthy catch of fish when they return to shore. Often it is a
mixed bag that not only includes bream and shellcracker but also
speckled perch, bass and catfish.
Fall brings another Talquin favorite to life, the striped bass. These
tenacious fighters have garnered a faithful and true group of followers
that relish the coming of cooler weather. Inactive and lethargic during
the summer months, this saltwater transplant is transformed into the
lake's best fighter as water temperatures drop to their level of comfort.
These fish may be found anywhere in the lake once conditions allow
but some of the favorite haunts are Oklawaha Creek, Rocky Comfort
Creek, the mouth of Little River, Soapstone Creek, and in the deep
water near the dam. Silver spoons and white bucktail jigs will catch
their share of fish but the all-time favorite bait is without a doubt live
shad. Shad can be free-lined or fished beneath a cork but however you
fish them hang on. A striped bass has the strength of a redfish and the
speed of a mackerel. Hooking one doesn't necessarily mean you are
going to boat him. Keep a firm grip on your rod and let the drag wear
the fish down. Patience and well-maintained equipment will normally
triumph in the end.
Lake Talquin offers many species offish to spend your day chasing, but
by tar the most popular is the largemoum bass. Bass anglers will travel
hundreds of miles for the chance to do battle with the greatest sportfish
of all-time and Talquin is the destination for many.
In the fall of the year, bass fishing Lake Talquin is similar to panfishing
in that both shallow and deep water can be productive.
Talquin "bank bangers" can consistently score with quality catches
especially during low light conditions, but even on a productive lake
such as this it pays to do a little homework. The best action will
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rately determine the state of your
health. They are trained to observe
symptoms and to investigate beyond
them in order to locate the underly-
ing cause of a disease or disorder.
They recognize that in many cases a
health problem may manifest itself
with a pain or other symptom that
is remote in location or otherwise
seemingly unrelated to the primary
As:a conscientious member of the
health team, the doctor of chiro-
practic's first obligation is to the
health of the patient. Should diag-
nosis or prognosis indicate a prob-
lem that would be best cared for by
another branch of healing arts, such
,a course of action would be rec-
ommended to the patient and re-
ferral made.
The doctor of
Chiropractic values
the human element.
A doctor-patient relationship is a
human one. Not. only should you

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lake Talquin cont. from pg.4
invariably come from banks that have some deep water nearby. Aerial
photographs taken when the lake was drawn down show plainly which
shorelines have this characteristic.
An aerial map is also helpful for the deep water fisherman. Channels,
intersections, and ledges are well known for the tremendous catches
they produce and in truth, many of the lake's summer bass tourna-
ments are dominated by ledge fishermen. This style of fishing is
difficult even for the experienced angler so If you are coming to this lake
for the first time, a topo map or lake photograph is worth its weight in
Most bass anglers prefer to spend their time casting to visible structure
near the shore and this is definitely a top pattern. Look for log piles,
stumps and vegetation near the shore during low light hours.
As the sun encroaches on the water, leave the banks and fish offshore
50 to 75 yards. Position your boat off points or dips in the shoreline and
fan-cast 360 degrees. Many of the fish that were active on the shoreline
during early morning will simply continue their feeding offshore.
Talquin's aquatic weeds were severely diminished by the flood waters
of tropical storms Alberto and Beryl. Hydrilla and milfoil both need at
least semi-clear water to survive but the healthy crop that had
flourished over the last several years is now gone, leaving only a few
hearty lily pads to provide vegetative cover. This should help concen-
trate fish on what cover remains and possibly make it easier for shallow
water anglers to find their quarry.
In the fall of the year, there is no such thing as a "best bait." The lure
that you have the most confidence in is the one that will catch you the
most fish. Confidence is a fish attractant that money cannot buy nor
can it be borrowed from a friend. You can only get it by tying on a lure
and fishing the bait until it gets results.
Fall is upon us and the next few months will bring some of the best
fishing of the year. If your favorite fishing hole is getting a little "fished-
out" then give Lake Talquin a try. The hard working folks at Fish and
Game have spent a lot of money and time making this lake as
productive as possible for us to enjoy.
For more information on fishing Lake Talquin:
Fishing the Big Bend Vol. I
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Progress on the St. George Island Civic Club quilt, being
made by several volunteers, was revealed among "awes"
and applause when the material was lowered from its
ceiling perch at the July Civic Club meeting. The finished
quilt will be raffled at the Seafood Festival held in
Apalachicola on the first weekend in November 1994. Mark
your calendars now!! And, it might be a timely reminder to
check around for your overnight accommodations since
many visitors make their reservations a year in advance.





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St. George Island Troop 22 is
making plans to attend the new
space exploration merit badge
program in early December 1994
at te Cape Kennedy area. Under
the tutledge of scoutmaster Larry
Hale, the tour will be an overview
of America's manned space pro-
gram with two nights lodging and
a climax rocket launch on the
third day, weather and other plans
permitting. The two day tour fea-
tures presentations in rocket con-
struction, space station activity, a
bus tour of the Kennedy Space
Center and assorted space-related
stops including the use of simula-

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Ms. Pedder, "We're going to have
this meeting and then we're go-
ing home. If you want to stay af-
ter and argue, you're welcome to
do so." Pedder continued to ques-
tion Chairman Bailey and Com-
missioner Sparks became infuri-
ated. At 9:37 PM, Sparks became
so frustrated with Pedder's per-
sistence to argue with Bailey that
he gathered his belongings and
stormed out of the meeting growl-
ing, "I'm going home!"
Commissioners Yancey and Bailey
proceeded to set the department's
budget at $235,835. Resident Phil
Shiver offered, "I recommend that
you give a 2% raise and you can
say that it was my idea. You can't
operate under a deficit "After de-
liberations with Attorneys Tom
Thompson and Scott Smiley, the
commissioners agreed to a 5%
rate increase "across the board"
for water, sewer and commercial



While the turnout in Franklin
Countywas low, near-record num-
bers of volunteers showed up on
Florida's beaches for the Seventh
Annual Coastal Cleanup on Sat-
urday, 17 September 1994. In
Franklin County, the coordinat-
ing agency, the Apalachicola Na-
tional Estuarine Research Re-
serve, reported that 49 volunteers
filled 70 bags with 1280 lbs. of
beach debris during the cleanup.
The coordinating agency at the
state level was the Center for Ma-
rine Conservation in St. Peters-
burg. Their reports indicate that
17,805 volunteers covered 1,347
miles of Florida coastline, gather-
ing 201.5 tons of breach debris.



The Honorable P. Kevin Davey / \
12 September 1994 /
Frank T. Williams,
Assistant State Attorney
Julius Aulisio, Public Defender

Compiled by Carol Ann Hawkins in Cooperation with
Circuit Clerk's Office
"The charges (listed In this report) are not proof of guilt and should not be
considered as such. In America, all have legal rights, and all who are accused
of a violation of the law are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable
doubt. A defendant does not have to prove his or her innocence; rather, the
State has to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. There is a difference
between accusations and truth. Every man, woman, or child charged with a
crime comes Into the courtroom with a presumption of Innocence." (Excerpts
of statements made by Judge P. Kevin Davey; Frank T. Williams, and Julius
Auhsio to prospective jurors.)
12 September 1994
(The following Second Circuit Felony Court Report of the 12 September 1994
Court Docket Includes the cases that were scheduled on the August Court
Docket, which had to be rescheduled because of Tropical Storm Beryl.)
Amanda M. Allen: Arrested 3 August 1994, charged with Aggravated Battery
SWith Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officer.
Allen present with Public Defender, pleaded No Contest to Aggravated Assault
With Deadly Weapon; Third Degree Felony, and Resisting Arrest Without
Violence, Third Degree Misdemeanor. Waived Pre-sentence Investigation.
Adjudicated Guilty, sentenced to 18 months probation on First Count; one
year's probation on Second Count; one day in jail on each count, with credit
given for one day. already served. Condition: Successfully complete Preventive
Alternatives to Abuse Through Education (PAVE) Program. If probation vio-
lated, could be sentenced to five years in the state prison. Pay $255 Court Costs
and $200 Public Defender Lien. Assistant State Attorney Frank Williams said
Alien is the first person sentenced by Second Circuit Court to the PAVE
Temi Ann Barrs: Arrested 21 May 1994, charged with Grand Theft, Third
Degree and Resisting Arrest w/o Violence; arrested on 9 August for failure to
Appear (in court). Present (in custody) on 12 September with Public Defender.
Entered Plea of No Contest to lesser charge of Petty Theft. Adjudicated Guilty,
sentenced to 33 days in the Franklin County Jail, with credit given for 33 days
already served. Now incarcerated in Leon County Jail. No Restitution. Pay
Court Costs, $105 and Public Defender Lien, $100; civil judgment fnot paid
within 120 days.
Claude F. Banks: Arrested 7 July 1994, charged with Aggravated Assault
With Motor Vehicle. Banks present, but defense attorney, John Edward Eagen,
not present; Pre-trial date set.
Brian Braswell: Date of Arrest not available. Charged with Dealing In Stolen
Property and Petty Theft. Braswell present (in custody) with attorney, J. Ben
Watkins. Mistrial on 6 September 1994; attorney J. Ben Watkldns will refile
case. Ruled indigent, Public Defender has conflict; Watkins temporarily re-
appointed as Public Defender Conflict Counsel pending Judge Davey's confir-
mation with Chief Judge. Braswell advised he may have to reimburse state for
Public Defender Lien. Watkins enters Plea of Not Guilty for Braswell. Pre-Trial
and Trial Dates set. ...

Some of the more unusual items
found this year include a baby
stroller in Putnam County, a cut
"ponytail" in Broward County, a
stolen briefcase in Collier County,
a copier machine in Pinellas
County and a bowling ball in Pasco
County. The most common items
found were the same as in previ-
ous years: cigarette butts, plastic
and glass beverage bottles and
soda straws.
Last year, 16,603 volunteers par-
ticipated in the cleanup, remov-
ing 183 tons of debris across 1,189
miles of Florida coastline. The larg-
est turnout was in 1991 when
18,488 volunteers put Florida's
Coastal Cleanup in The Guiness
Book of World Records.

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United Way


By George Chapel
The Franklin County Grants
Committee of the United Way
Board of the Big Bend met Friday
morning, 7 October, at the Gibson
Hotel in Apalachicola. A check for
$4,000 for county-wide use, was
presented to Elton Hill of Catho-
lic Social Services for emergency
food, utilities, and shelter pro-
grams. It is the first of a series
that will total some $10,000. The
money may also be used for re-
ferrals from community action
programs. This money augments
the other emergency funds ex-
pended in Franklin County follow-
ing Tropical Storm Beryl. The to-
tal amount spent by United Way
agencies in Franklin County this
year, including the Red Cross and
the Salvation Army, is approxi-
mately $100,000.
The money comes to Franklin
County through the United Way
Board of the Big Bend, on a mo-
tion by Al Lawson, seconded by
Dale Lick, following a formal pre-
sentation by George Chapel, and
is donated by the other United
Way Boards throughout the state.
Those present at the Friday morn-
ing meeting in Apalachicola were:
Ed Eagan, Executive Director of
the United Way; Mike McDonald,
Florida Power; Elton Hill, Catho-
lic Social Services; Sheriff Warren
Roddenberry; Barry Brynjolfsson,
Apalachicola State Bank; Carl
Petteway, Emergency Planner;
and George Chapel, Franklin
County United Way Representa-
tive to the Big Bend Board.






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Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th

Franklin. county Elects

Raymond Williams; Re-electi

Jimmy Mosconis to Franklin

County Commission

Raymond W';i:, .
Candidate Raymond Williams re-
ceived exactly twice as many votes
as challenger Bill Scaringe for the
District 2 Seat of the Franklin
County Commission. Williams
waltzed into the county commis-
sion with 66.66% of'the votes
(270). Scaringe received 33.33%
of the District 2 votes (135).
In a tighter race, incumbent
Jimmy Mosconis eked out a vic-

Franklin Ce:'
Sets Budge

The Franklin County Commissionr
set the 94 95 budget at
$10,165,199 at the 27 September
budget meeting. The village rate
was set at 9.586, which was a
12.7% increase over the rollback
rate. Commissioners cited a 12%
increase in expenses as the rea-
son for increased rates.

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n'aainst his ppoet Bobby

Jimmy Mosconis
tory against his opponent Bobby
Varnes. Mosconis collected
52.30% of the District 4 votes
(521), while Varnes received
47.69% (475).
In regard to the percentage of
Franklin County voters for the
second primary, the election
booths resounded not in a bang,
but In a whimper with only 2 8%
of Franklin County voting.

Chronicle For
History Study
By Carol Ann Hawkins
Carrabelle High School 5th Grade
students of teacher Marian Morris
will use the Franklin County
Chronicle as a resource to stud)
the Presidio of the Asturias, one of
several Spanish Forts built on St.
Joseph Peninsula in the early
Three stories written by Wayne
Childers, of PortSt Joe, detailing
the history of the fort have ap-
peared in three separate issues of
the Chronicle. The Franklin
County Chronicle will provide all
three issues to each student in
the class to use in their historical

*Scouts Published in Hobie Hotline

continued from page 5

G Christopher M. Coughlin: Arrested 28 June 1994, charged with Burglary
of Structure, Petit Theft, and Possession of Alcohol by Person Under 21 Years
of age; Coughlin present without an attorney; Public Defender appointed.
Entered plea of No Contest as charged. Pre-Sentence Investigation and Public
Defender Rights waived; adult sanctions imposed. Adjudicated Guilty on
Counts II and III. Adjudication withheld on Count I. Received two years
probation on Count I and six months probation on Counts II and III; one day
In the Franklin County Jail, with credit given for time already served. Pay $425
restitution to victim, David Fulmer; pay Court Costs, $255, and Public
Defender Lien, 200. Pay victim before Court Costs. No alcohol, no controlled
substance; random urinalysis. Court authorizes probation transfer to Leon
Bobby Creamer: Arrested 8 July 1994, charged with Aggravated Assault and
also with Battery. Creamer present. Public Defender appointed; entered plea of
Not Guilty. Pre-Trial
Larry Davis, Age 19: Arrested 8 July 1994, charged with Grand Theft, Third
Degree and Burglary of Dwelling. Defendant present with Public Defender
Conflict Attorney Barbara Sanders. Entered plea of No Contest as charged.
Waived Right to Pre-Sentence Investigation. Adjudication Withheld. Due to this
being a First Offense and due to age, Davis received two years probation on both
counts, to run concurrent, and one day in the Franklin County Jail with credit
given for one day already served. If probation violated in any way, will be
Adjudicated Guilty and could face 20 years in state prison. Conditions: No
contactwlth residences or businesses ofvlctims; no contact with victims; Make
$211.45 Restitution to Kurt Pilger and $200 Restitution to Ivan White; pay
I Court Costs, $255, and Public Defender Lien $150.
Jermaine T. Fedd: Arrested 10 August 1994, charged with Aggravated
Battery. Fedd present; will hire Gordon Shuler as defense attorney. Arraign-
ment date reset.
Rosemary Griffin: Arrested 19 August 1994, Charged with Escape, Crimi-
nal Mischief, and two Violations of Probation. Griffin present (in custody) with
Public Defender. Waived Pre-Sentence Investigation. Entered plea of No
Contest to charges. Adjudicated Guilty. Received two years probation First
Count, 18 months at Department of Corrections Stayed, contingent upon
completing program at Natural Bridge when bed becomes available. Failure to
complete program would resulting serving the 18 months at D. 0. C.; concurrent
with two-year probation. Alcohol treatment and Aftercare; attend Alcoholics
Anonymous meetings regularly; no alcohol; random urinalysis. Admitted
Violation of Probation in separate County Court cases; probation revoked; time
served of 24 days each; terminated. Civil Judgments any Court Costs or
Lori Hollenbeck: Arrested 1 June 1994, charged with Grand Theft Third
Degree. Hollenbeck present with Public Defender. Entered plea of Not Guilty.
Pre-Trial and Trial dates set.
Kevin 0. James: Arrested 16 December 1993, charged with Grand Theft.
James present with Public Defender. Entered plea of No Contest to Petit Theft.
Adjudicated Guilty, received six months probation. Make $300 Restitution to
victim, Eddie Joe Moses; no victim contact; no contact with victim's business
or residence; pay fine, $105, and Public Defender Lien, $150. Restitution to be
paid before Court Costs.
Clifford E. Jones: Arrested 13 May 1993, charged with Aggravated Assault
Also arrested 19 July 1994, Charged with Conspiracy to Sale Of Cocaine. Jones
present with Public Defender Conflict Attorney Barbara Sanders. Both cases
f temporarily passed.
KatinaD. Joseph: Arrested 12June 1994, charged withAggravated Battery
With Deadly Weapon. Joseph present with Public Defender. Entered plea of No
Contest to lesser charge of Aggravated Assault. Adjudication Withheld. Re-
ceived nine months Probation; also one day in Franklin County Jail, with one
day 's credit given for time already served. Successfully complete the PAVE
program, begin program 1 November 1994. Pay Court Costs, $255.
f Derrick Edward Kennedy: Arrested 24 August 1994, charged with Resist-
ing Officer With Violence, Petty Theft, and Public Affray. Kennedy present (in
I custody); Defense Attorney Mike Zilberberg not present. Re-Notice for Arraign-
Barbara McAnally: Arrested 14 July 1994, charged with Worthless Check,
a Misdemeanor. McAnally present; Public Defender appointed. Entered Plea of
No Contest to charge. Adjudication Withheld. To be transferred to Leon County
for Disposition; sentences to run concurrently with Leon County case. Also
entered plea of No Contest in another case, Driving With Altered Sticker;
Adjudicated Guilty, fined $50, has 60 days to pay fine. Remanded to custody
of Franklin County; to be picked up by Leon County.



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Bryce Hale (left), 21, assists Adam and Ryan Sobernay
(right) in rigging a Hobie Cat on the St. George barrier
island. Bryce has worked the last three summer seasons
teaching sailing to hundreds of young persons at the Boy
Scout Seabase camp in the Florida Keys.

Boy Scout Troop 22, St. George
Island, their scoutmaster, Larry
Hale, and his son Bryce were fea-
tured in a two page article in the
worldwide Hobie Hotline magazine
in the July-August 1994 issue.
The piece describes how the troop
acquired a 22-foot sailboat, Bryce's
summer work at Key West, and
how sailing helps young people
move into adulthood. Larry Hale
opined, "Sailing forces kids to work
together and coordinate their ef-
forts. When the wind dies down, it
gives them a chance to relax and
contemplate their problems in life."
Similar activities are available
through the Maritime Institute,
Apalachicola, and are integral
parts of county-wide activities
which contribute positive experi-
ences with county youth.

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Carolyn Miller: Arrested 1 June 1994, Charged with Third-Degree Grand
Theft Entered Plea of Not Guilty; Pre-Trial and Trial Dates set. Barbara
Sanders, Public Defender Conflict Attorney.
Christopher A. Nowling: Arrested 18 July 1994, charged with Dealing
Stolen Property. Nowling present with Public Defender; waived Pre-Sentence
Investigation; entered Plea of No Contest Adjudicated Guilty; received two
years probation; no restitution; pay Court Costs, $255, and Public Defender
Lien, $200. If Probation violated, could be sentenced to 15years in state prison.
No Restitution. Also charged with Violation of Probation (arrested 15 Septem-
ber 1993, Grand Theft). Nowling presentwith Public Defender Conflict Attorney
J. Gordon Shuler. Probation revoked; Placed on new two-year Probation, to run
concurrent with above-stated case. All previous conditions re-imposed.
Harry W. Pierce: Arrested 13 August 1994, charged with Burglary of a
Dwelling and Grand Theft, Third Degree. Pierce present (in custody) with Public
Defender; entered plea of No Contest to lesser charge of PettyTheft. Adjudicated
Guilty, sentenced to 30 days in the Franklin County Jail with 29 days credit
given for time already served. Pay Court Costs within 120 days; If not paid, Civil
Judgment will be entered. Condition: Reimburse Apalachicola Police Depart-
ment $100 for Investigative Costs; pay $105 fine and $100 Public Defender lien;
If drug problem exists, Get help for it.
Anthony Robinson: Arrested 1 July 1994, charged with Grand Theft Auto.
Defendant not present; Pre-Trial date and Trial dates set. (Public Defender).
Terry Robinson: Arrested 28 June 1994, Charged with Sale of Cocaine.
Robinson present with Public Defender; entered plea of Not Guilty. Pre-Trial
and Trial.dates set
John James Sansom: Arrested 26 July 1994, Charged with Criminal
Mischief, Third Degree. Defendant present (in custody) with Public Defender.
Case transferred to County Court 3O August. Also, trial date set for Sansom on
charges of First Degree Murder, Burglary of structure While Armed, Armed
Robbery, and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon (arrested 1 January
1994). Assistant State Attorney Frank Williams was concerned that this case
has been pending since January 1994; he is "ready for trial, pending sufficient
time to notify witnesses. Public Defender stated he Is awaiting Urology Report.
Fred Anthony Sawyer: Arrested 19 August 1994, charged with Escape,
Assault, Trespass on Posted Property, and Fleein Attempting to Elude Police.
Defendant present (in custody) with Public Defender; Waived Pre-sentence
Investigation; entered plea of No Contest to charges Adjudicated Guilty,
sentenced to 9 months in the Franklin County Jail, with 23 days' credit given
for time already served; sentence suspended at the recommendationof Counsel
on condition defendant complete the program at Natural Bridge Substance
Abuse Program. In another case, Sawyer admitted Violation of Probation;

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Adjudicated Guilty; probation revoked. Received two years probation, all other
conditions previously ordered are re-ordered; sentenced to seven days in the
Franklin County Jail, with 7 days credit given for time already served.
Defendant will remain in custody pending availability of bed at Natural Bridge.
Conditions: No alcohol; Aftercare at Natural Bridge upon completion of
program; random urinalysis.
Joseph T. Schenck: Arrested 2 July 1994, Charged with Carrying Con-
cealed Firearm, Driving Under the Influence. Entered Plea of Not Guilty. Pre-
Trial and Trial dates set. J. Ben Watkins, Defense Attorney.
Clarence Stillings: (Already in Custody When Charged). Charged with
Introducing Contraband to State Correction Institution. Stillings present (in
custody). Public Defender appointed, enters plea of Not Guilty. Pre-Trial and
Trial dates set.
Herbert B. Tolliver: Arrested 17 July 1994, Charged with Two Counts of
Aggravated Battery With Deadly Weapon. Transferred to County Court
Rosalie E. Ward: Re-arrested 12 September 1994, charge of Grand Theft.
Capias Issued (Authorization to Arrest) for Failure to Appear. No Bond. Public
Glenn Alan Webber: Arrested 1 August 1994, charged with Aggravated
Battery With Deadly Weapon. Webber present with Public Defender, entered
plea of No Contest to lesser offense of Aggravated Assault W/ Deadly Weapon.
Ruled Competent to understand proceedings. No prior record. Adjudication
Withheld. Received five years Probation; advised If he commits another crime
during probationary period he could be sentenced to five years in prison.
Special Condition: Make $11,570.30 restitution to Bob Salzer or Medical
restitution to be pro-rated with Court Costs; no contact with victim. Pay Court
Costs, $255, Public Defender Lien, $200.
Freddie Williams: Arrested 18 July 1994, charged with Aggravated Battery
With Deadly Weapon. Also arrested 30 May 1992 on charge of Aggravated
Battery. Williams present with Public Defender- entered plea of No Contest to
lesser charge of Aggravated Assault on both counts. Adjudicated Guilty,
received 18 months Probation on each count, to run concurrently with each
other; 30 days in the Franklin County Jail, with one day's credit given for time
already served. Violation of Probation could cause 15 years in state prison.
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Melissa E. Winfield: Arrested 10 June 1994, charged with Aggravated
Battery With Deadly Weapon. Winfleld present with Pubic Defender, entered
plea of No Contest to Aggravated Assault With Motor Vehicle. Adjudication
Withheld. Received two years probation, if probation violated, could be sen-
tenced for up to five years in stateprison. Condition: 50 hours Community
Service Work on behalf of citizens of Franklin County. Pay Court Costs, $255
and Public Defender Lien, $255. Restitution Hearing date set. No contact with
Evalena Middleton.
Thomas L. Zawonda: Arrested 24 June 1994, charged with Burglary of
Structure and Grand Theft. Capias Issued for Failure to Appear, no bond.

Tracey L. Carroll: Arrested 1 November 1993, Charged with Possession of
Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Entered Plea of
Not Guilty, Pre-Trial and Trial dates set. J. Gordon Shuler, Defense Attorney.
Robert C. Estes: Arrested 25 February 1994, charged with False Imprison-
ment. Victim present. Violation of Probation (Originally arrested 11 September
1991). Defendant present with attorney, Ed Staffman. defendant admitted
Violation of Probation. Adjudicated Guilty, received two and one-half years in
Department of Corrections followed by two years probation, 196 days credit
given for time already served. No contact with victim. All other conditions re-
imposed. Also arrested 25 February 1994. Entered Plea of No Contest to Driving
Under the Influence With Serious Injuries and Leaving Scene of Accident with
Injuries. Victims Lamar Hardy and Kit Mashburn present. Pre-sentence
Investigation waived. Adjudicated Guilty, sentenced to two and one-half years
in Department of Corrections followed by two years probation (concurrent); 114
days' credit given for time already served. Conditions: Driver License revoked
for one year, attend DUI school; no alcohol; random urinalysis; pay Court
Costs, $255 and DUI fine, $250; no contact with victims or their families;
restitution to be settled through Civil Suit. No deductible'. Shuler presented
defendant's motion to exceed fee costs; motion denied; not timely, should have
set hearing. Regarding other charges Ih 25 February 1994 arrest, Possession
of Firearmby Convicted Felon and Improper Exhibition of Dangerous Weapon,
case was Nolle Prossed pursuant to plea negotiations.
Kim Anne Sellers: Arrested 13 July 1990, Charged with two counts of
Grand Theft Was placed on Deferred Prosecution 8 March 1991. Nolle Pross
filed 1 September 1994. Public Defender.

Phillip Louis Califf: Arrested 25 May 1994, charged with Sexual act With
Child Under Sixteen Years of Age and Lewd and Lascivious Assault Califf
present (in custody). Attorney, Mark H. Zilberberg, not present. Trial date set.
Kenneth M. Cole II: No Arrest Made. Defendant resides out-of-state.
Charged with two counts of Sexual Battery and One Count of Kidnapping
(Child). Date set for all pending motions; trial date will be set then (5-day trial).
J. Ben Watkins, Defense Attorney, present.
Mike Creek, Jr.: No Arrest Date. Charged with Aggravated Assault Co-
Defendant, Eugene Wheeler. Creek Present with Public Defender Conflict
Attorney, Barbara Sanders. Pre-Trial and Trial dates set.
Cecil Hicks: Arrested 10 June 1994, charged with Lewd and Lascivious
Indecent Assault on a Child. Motion Hearing scheduled. J. Ben Watkins,
Defense Attorney.
Limous Humose: Arrested I June 1994, charged with Driving Under the
Influence, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Unlawful Speed,
Failure to Drive Within Single Lane, Open Container. Defendant present with
Public Defender, entered plea of No Contest to Felony DUI as charged.
Statement made by Defendant;"I am guilty of driving that car." Pre-sentence
Investigation Waived. Adjudicated Guilty, received two years probation; one
year inFranklin County Jail suspended upon successful completion of Natural
Bridge substance abuse program and follow-up Aftercare. One year in Depart-
ment of Corrections if probation violated; 50 hours Community Service Work.
Pay $1,000 fine, $255 'Court Costs, $200 Public Defender Lien. Report to
Franklin County Jail 20 September 1994 by 5 P. M. unless admitted to Natural
Bridge on or before this date and time.
Thomas M. Laplatney: Arrested 8 July 1994, charged with Burglary of
Dwelling. Defendant present (in custody) with Public Defender. Trial date set.
Raymond B. Lockley: Arrested 16 April 1994, charged with Possession of
Firearm by Convicted Felon. Lockley present (in custody) with attorney, J.
Gordon Shuler; entered plea of Not Guilty. Pre-Trial and Trial dates set.
Andrew Jackson Thompson: Arrested .12 April 1994, Charged with
Aggravated Battery With Deadly Weapon. Will sign written waiver of jury trial.

from page 1
Professor Emeritus in 1988, Dr.
Watkins was Chairman of the
Department of Music, Illinois
Wesleyan University. He received
the Bachelor of Music degree with
distinction in piano from South-
western at Memphis, the Master
of Music degree from the Univer-
sity of Michigan, and in 1966, the,
Ph. D. degree from the University
of Iowa where he taught harpsi-
chord as a graduate assistant and
was harpsichordist for the
Collegium Musicum. His teachers
include Myron Myers, Benning
Dexter, John Simms, John
Kirkpatrick, and for one year,
Hubert Giesen in Stuttgart, Ger-
many. He has taught at South-
western at Memphis, Winthrop
College, and from 1956, at Illinois
Wesleyan University.

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Bedford Watkins

Dr. Watkins has performed solo
recitals at colleges and universi-
ties in 25 eastern, southern, and
midwestern states. He has per-
formed as soloist and continue
harpsichordist with symphony
orchestras. He performs on a copy
of a Pascal Taskin French double
harpsichord built by Will Headley
in 1981.
Since his retirement to Franklin
County in 1988, he has been ac-


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performer, serving as a member of
the Trio Internazionale, and as
Accompanist for the Bay Area
Choral Society, as well as for vis-
iting artists.
The music of Spain is made up of
folk music, court or art music of
the grandees, and church music,
including the 16th Century
cantigas and the 5th Century
Mozarabic ecclesiastical tradition
dating back to the Visigoths fol-
lowing the fall of Rome. Its folk
music, or music of the fields, goes
back through the Moors, Rome,
Carthage, and the Greek colonies
to As, 1 Minor, and in areas around
Elche and Alicante, one may find
pockets of some of the most an-
cient music in the Mediterranean
world. The long melodic lines of
the Cante Jondo, the deep song of
life and death of Andalusia, ex-
pressing duende, the soul ofSpan-
ish emotion, contrasts with the
bright rhythms of the cante fla-
menco. Two of the golden periods
of Spanish music, the Renais-
sance, and the beginning of the
Twentieth Century, are witnesses
to a marvelous continuity in the
music of Spain with the infiltra-
tion of folk music into the ecclesi-
astical and secular art forms al-
lowing new and vital additions in
a steadily evolving fabric of har-
Music by Narvaez, Scarlatti, Soler,
Albeniz, Granados, and Villa-Lo-
bos are on the program. Louis de
Navarez (1538) created a resplen-
dent repertoire for the vihuela, an
early guitar, in his Delphtn (Dol-
phin) de Musica which may be
played on the plucked strings of
the harpsichord. Domenico
Scarlatti (1685-1757), the son of
one of Italy's major opera compos-
ers, Alessandro Scarlatti, com-
bined in his music, the compel-
ling rhythms of Andalusia with
bo-d harmonies, reflecting the
Moorish and gypsy influences in
Spain, imitatin the guitar. At one
time master ofe Royal Chapel,
in Lisbon, he was later court harp-
sichordist in Spain. Padre Anto-
nio Soler (1729-1783) was one of
Spain's most brilliant harpsichord
composers. The first part of the
concert ends with a composition
by Dr. Watkins, Canctones de
Calpe (1981).
The afternoon prom-
ises to be highly enjoyable.

American Legion Post #82

Starts Building Fund

By Carol Ann Hawkins
The American Legion, Post #82, Building Committee is "reaching out"
to the community for donations to rebuild their facility in Lanark
Village that was destroyed by fire on 12 September. The building and
contents were a total loss and uninsured. In a telephone interview, Bill
Miller III, Commander, Sons of the Legionnaires, estimated the cost of
rebuilding and refurnishing the facility at $100,000.
Miller said members were "shopping around for the right (insurance)
coverage" and were close to choosing an agent, but "the fire occurred
first." The insurance premiums were allowed to lapse some months ago
when insurance rates were raised. A reliable source said the need to
insure the building was brought up at meetings during the last three
to. six months but was never voted on.
Jim Lawlor, Captain, St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire Department,
said the fire marshall did not reflect that any criminal action caused
the fire. Both Lawlor and Miller said the probable cause of the fire was
an electrical overload caused by a bad ballast in the florescent lights.
Lawlor said complaints had been made about noises which seemed to
be coming from the ceiling lights.
Lawlor said someone with a cellular phone apparently saw the fire and
called the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. A deputy was dispatched
to the scene, and the St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire Department
was notified. Lawlor said the call from the sheriffs office was received
at the Lanark-based fire station at 2:35 A.M., and volunteers arrived
at the site within three minutes. "The roof was already gone," Lawlor
said, and added that all the volunteers could do at that point was
contain the fire. Lawlor also said the windows of the building were
blocked with plywood.
Persons interested in contributing to the building fund should write
the Armerican Legion, Post #82, P. 0. Box 491, Lanark Village, FL




Non-Jury Trial date to be set.
Eugene Wheeler, Jr.: Arrested 5 May 1994, charged with Throwing Deadly
Missile and three counts of Aggravated Battery With Deadly Weapon. (Co-
Defendant with Michael Creek.) Motion to Withdraw by Public Defender
Granted. Attorney Ed Stafman present Pleaded Not Guilty; Pre-Trial and Trial
ates set
Juvenile Charged As Adult: Rico Yarrell, age 17: Arrested 10 June
1994, charged with Shooting Into Occupied Vehicle and Attempted Murder,
Second Degree. Yarrell present (in custody) with Public Defender. Pleaded No
Contest to Shooting Into Occupied Vehicle and Aggravated Assault With
Firearm. Pre-sentence investigation waived, Public Defender Rights waived.
Adjudicated Guilty, adult sanctions imposed; Yarrell waived juvenile rights.
Sentenced to 18 months community control on each count; 95 days in the
Franklin County Jail with credit given for 95 days already served on the Second
Count; Pay Court Costs, $255 and Public Defender Services, $200. Conditions:
No contact with Lionell Sanders; possess no firearms; court had no objection
of Court Costs transfer to Third Circuit, Cross City. Also on CountII, three-year
minimum mandatory, Department of Correction, suspended upon successful
completion of community control. Judge Davey advised Yarrell that community
control like "being in jail in your own house," can go to school, work, church.
funeral, etc.; otherwise, must. be at home. Davey advised community control
extremely difficult to complete, "less than 20 percent complete..." Yarrell said
he understands. Assistant State Attorney Frank Williams said Yarrell arrested
18 times as juvenile since 1987,

Christopher Buzbee: Arrested 29 August 1994, charged with Burglary of
Structure and Grand Theft, Third Degree. Jury Selection & Trial began
19 September. Defendant present with Public Defender. On 20 September,
jury found Buzbee Guilty. Sentencing Date set for 3 October 1994. Public
Philip Louis Califf: Arrested 25 May 1994, charged with Lewd and Lascivi-
ous Assault on Child Under 16 years of Age. A mistrial was declared at
approximately 8 p. M., 22 September, when a jury of four men and two women
advised Judge Davey they were unable to reach a verdict. Jurors retired to
deliberate the verdict at 3:15 P. M. Jurors came back into the courtroom prior
to the mistrial decision to ask Judge Davey a question about the case, then
returned to the jury room for more deliberation.
Thomas M. LaPlatney: Arrested 8 July 1994, charged with Burglary of
Dwelling. Defendant present with Public Defender. Defendant found Not Guilty
by Reason of Insanity, committed to Department of Health and Rehabilitative
Services, to be placed in a mental health treatment facility.
Juvenile: No date of arrest, charged with No Valid Driver's License. This case
was set for arraignment on 1 September 1994 in County Court; was continued
to 12 September 1994 at State's request. Summons Issued; to return 12 Sep-
tember at 3 p.m.
Juvenile: Glenn L. Suddeth, Age 16, Apalachicola: Originally charged
as juvenile with Attempted First Degree Murder in the 27 August beating of
Apalachicola resident Al Shuler. Assistant State Attorney Williams advised
court he had that morning (12 September) direct-filed charge of Attempted
Second Degree Murder, Bench Warrant issued and served. Suddeth now to be
tried as an adult. Williams requested $75,000 bond w/ Prejudice be set; request
granted by Court. Suddeth present with Public Defender Conflict Attorney
Barbara Sanders. Plea of Not Guilty entered. Suddeth's mother also present;
requested to know cash amount necessary for son to be released on bond; was
informed by court that $7,500 cash required before son could be released on
bond; mother was also advised that request could be made for Bond Reduction
Co-defendants in the same case are Jonathon L. Donaldson, 21, Apalachicola,
arrested 28 August, charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, and
Roderick Robinson, 27 Apalachicola, charged with Attempted First Degree
Murder. Donaldson also appeared for Bond Hearing (see below) for 28 August
arrest and charge of Sale of Cocaine.
Juvenile: Delinquency, Burglary. Child's mother present. Child not present.
Child's mother said child was sick. Hearing set.
Juvenile Arraignment: Delinquency, Aggravated Battery. Child present.
Public Defender Appointed: Hearing date set.
Juvenile Hearing: Delinquency, Battery and Criminal Mischief Juvenile
ordered to complete Juvenile Alternative Service Program (JASP), Restitution
Continued on page 8
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Juvenile Arraignment: Delinquency, Burglary. Child present. Public
Defender Appointed; Denial Hearing date set.
Juvenile Arraignment: Delinquency, Grand Theft, Burglary of a Structure,
and Criminal Mischief. Child not present. Capias Issued (Authorization to
arrest) for Failure to Appear.
Juvenile Arraignment: Delinquency, Criminal Mischief. Child present.
Public Defender Appointed, Denial Hearing set. Court said if adjudication
delayed, request be made to reimburse company.
Juvenile Arraignment: Delinquency. Continued for further notices.
Juvenile Pre-Trials (Three Cases): Delinquencies; Each case Trespassing
on Property After Warning. All three cases Nolle Prossed.
Juvenile Hearing: Delinquency, Battery. Entered Admission; Disposition
Hearing date set.
Juvenile Pre-Trial: Delinquency, Trespass on Property. Entered Admission;
Disposition Hearing date set
Juvenile Pre-Trial: Delinquency, Trespass After Warning. Admitted delin-
Juvenile Hearing: Delinquency, Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon.
Child present with Public Defender, Admitted to charge. Disposition Hearing
date set.
Juvenile, Disposition Hearing: Delinquency, Burglary of Structure, Petit
Theft, and Delinquency. Juvenile Adjudicated Delinquent. Victim present
Juvenile, Disposition Hearing: Delinquency, Battery. Child present with
Public Defender. Disposition hearing date set.
Juvenile Hearing: Delinquency, Battery. No information.
Juvenile Hearing: Delinquency, Battery. Order to Show Cause.
Juvenile Hearing: Delinquency, Burglary of Conveyance. Attorney, John
Juvenile Hearing: Delinquency, Assault Hearing held, juvenile found
guilty; Disposition date set
James Daniel Creamer: Re-attested 7 August 1994. charged with Resisting
or Obstnicting Without Violence and Attempted TamperingWith Physical
Evidence. Creamer present for VOP Arraignment; denied VOP; date set for
Denial Hearing. Public' Defender.
Clinton Davis Davis: Arrested 26 August 1993, charged with Possession of
Explosive Material. Davis present (in custody) for VOP Arraignment Public
Defender Appointed. Denied VOP; date set for Denial Hearing.
Steven Adlal Ferrell: Re-attested 1 August 1994, charged with Resisting or
Obstructing Without Violence, Attempted Tampering With Physical Evidence,
and Attempted Threat to Public Servant. Ferrel present for VOP Arraignment.
Public Defender Appointed. Denied VOP; date set for Denial Hearing.
Karen K. Gandy: Re-arrested 23 May 1994, Charged with Battery, Driving
Under the influence, and Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. Gandy
present with Public Defender for VOP Hearing. Case continued for review; date
set for next Hearing.
Kevin James Harless: Re-arrested 31 July 1994, charged with Aggravated
Battery. Harless present (in custody) with Public Defender. Denied VOP; date
set for Denial Hearing
Steve D Berndon: Arrested 1 May 1994, charged with Sexual Battery by One
In Familial or Custodial Authority. VOP Affidavit filed 29 July 1994. Bemdon
present. Public Defender appointed. Denied VOP; date set for Denial Hearing
Billy L. Obry: Re-arrested 4 August 1994, charged with Grand Theft Obry
present for VOP Arraignment. Public Defender appointed. Denied VOP; date set
for Denial Hearing. Posted $250 cash bond.
Donald Page: Re-arrested 10 August 1994. charged with Resisting Arrest
With Violence. Page preisentwith Public Defender for VOP Arraignment Denied
VOP; date set for Denial Hearing.
Shane S. Sparks:, Arrested 19 August 1992, charged with Burglary of
Conveyance. Sparks present for VOP Arraignment. Public DefenderAppointed.
Admitted VOP and probation revoked-1 new 18 mof. probation re-Imposed;
conditions concurrent with Wakulla County. Now Denies YQP; date set for
Denial Hearing. ,,
Ruby Aline Nowling; Arrested 21 May .1992. charged with Grand Theft
Nowling present for VOP Arraignment. Public Defender Appointed; date set for
Denial Hearing.
Jonathon L. Donaldson: Arrested 28 August 1994, charged with Sale of
Cocaine. Scheduled for Bond Hearing. Withdrawn by Public Defender.
Delley Lee Bryant: Arrested 31 March 1993, charged with Trespass While
Armed. Competency Hearing. Bryant ruled still incompetent at Florida State
Hospital. Public Defender.
Alan H. Mathis: Arrested 10 June 1994, charged with Petit Theft. Resolved.
Hearing canceled. Public Defender.
Ernest Edward Cox: Arrested on 10 March 1994, charged with four counts
of Sexual Battery Upon a Child Under 16 years of Age; also arrested on
14 March 1994, charged with Sexual Battery Upon a Child Under 16 Years of
Age. Defense Attorney, Robert A. Pell. 1) Motion for declaration of partial
indigency granted, $1500 maximum Investigative Fee amount. 2) Motion for
examination of child to determine competency denied. ,

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