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The Published Every Other Friday

franklin hronicle

Volume 7, Number 17


August 21 September 3, 1998

Miss Daisy and Compassion at

Dixie Theatre


The Scallops Are Coming

By Rene Topping

Cleo Holladay

By Tom Campbell
Laughter and compassion high-
light the new production at Dixie
Theatre in Apalachicola, which
opened Aucust 19 with perfor-
mances schedi.,led through Sep-
tember 6. "Driving Miss Daisy"
stars Cleo Holladay as the feisty
lady, Miss Daisy, and LeRoy
Mitchell, Jr., as her chauffeur,
Cleo Holladay has been a profes-
sional actress since 1952. She
appeared on Broadway in "Luna-
tics and Lovers." She has ap-
peared in movies and television
films. The only person ever to win
both the Virginia and the National
Award from the Barter Theatre,
she was chosen for the latter by
Mary Martin. She is President of
the Dixie Theatre Foundation,
Inc., and says, "I'm celebrating a
dream come true by appearing on
this stage."

LeRoy Mitchell, Jr.

LeRoy Mitchell, Jr., has appeared
in over 15 stage productions, and
in films and television movies.
-Previously, he. starred as Hoke in
"Driving Miss Daisy" at Seaside
Musical Theatre in Daytona
Beach, Florida. He is a member
of Actors Equity Association and
Screen Actors Guild.
Anthony Gaito, who works as a
Realtor-Associate on St. George
Island, plays Boolie. Known in
New York theatre circles, he stud-
ied with Gene Frankel and Oscar
nominee Bill Hickey.
Written by Alfred Uhry, "Driving
Miss Daisy" is a winner of the
Pulitzer Prize. The play demon-
strates commitment and compas-
sion in entertaining events which
add up to a rewarding and satis-
fying evening of theatre.

Franklin County Commissioners Oppose
Further Regulation Of Commercial Harvesters

By Tom Campbell
The Franklin County Board of
Commissioners took a strong
stand in support of castnetters,
shrimpers, and seine and other
rectangular net users, by passing
a Resolution August 18, request-
ing the Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion to discontinue their efforts
in the regulation of commercial
The Resolution states that the
passage of Article 10, section 16,
Florida Constitution, entitled Lim-
iting Marine Net Fishing, has
"caused great economic hardship
and deleterious change in coastal
It further states that "the spawn-'
ing potential ratio (SPR) of mullet
and other seafood is returning at
a faster rate than expected,

thereby effectively replenishing
marine resources."
Several lawsuits are pending in
district courts which challenge
the constitutional amendment
and will ultimately be decided by
the Florida Supreme Court.
Therefore, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners
opposes "any further efforts by the
Marine Fisheries Commission to
adopt rules to further regulate
commercial harvesters" and re-
quests the Marine Fisheries Com-
mission to discontinue workshops
"and other rulemaking efforts re-
garding castnetters, shrimpers,
and seine and other rectangular
net users, until the appeals chal-
lenging the constitutional amend-
ment are ruled upon by the
Florida Supreme Court."
Continued on Page 12

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From left: Franklin County Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis, Representative Janegale Boyd, County Planner
Alan Pierce and Board Chairman Raymond Williams present
$85,000 check to County for use on Ned Porter Park, at
Carrabelle Annex "Open House" of Health Department's new

"Open House" at Carrabelle Annex of

Franklin County Health Department

By Tom Campbell
"Open House" was held Wednes-
day, August 12 at 1 p.m. at the
Carrabelle Annex of Franklin
County. Health Department. .The
impressive new 3,712-square-feet
building cost $419,,243. State
Representative Janegale Boyd
was introduced by Chairman of
Franklin County Commissioners
Raymond Williams.
Chairman Williams said, "We are
very proud of this beautiful new
Health Department Building here
in Carrabelle."
Representative Boyd said she was
happy to be at the "Open House,"
and expressed gratitude to a
number of persons responsible for
the success of the project. Among
those she thanked were the Fran-
klin County Board of Commis-
sioners, U.S. Representative Allen
Boyd, State Senator Pat Thomas,
the Franklin County School
Board, Secretary of Health Dr.
James Howell, Franklin County
Clerk of Court Kendall Wade,
County Planner Alan Pierce, and
Representative Janegale Boyd
later presented a check for
$85,000 for Franklin County. She
said, "We were able to get this
$85,000 for Franklin County to
use in the Ned Porter Park area."
She continued, "I want to thank
your County Commissioners for
doing all the work and the neces-
sary paper work to help get this
money for you."
Some of the services provided at
the new Carrabelle Annex are Pri-
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School, Sports, Work, Immuniza-
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Counseling, Classes, Testing and
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call the Health Department at

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Edda Allen ............ Page 4
Alligator Point........ Page 7
FCAN..................... Page 9
Bookshop ............. Page 11

.: '- ---
From Left, Mr. Richard B. Marshall, American Institute of
Architects, Project Manager John C. Hayes, Ms. Joan
Thomason, Business Manager, Dr. Shakra Junejo,
Administrator, and Mr. Brent Maybrey, Environmental
Health Director. They stand on the site of the new Franklin
County Health Department Building in Apalachicola.

Apalachicola To

Get New Health

Departmnu tt


By Tom Campbell
Dr. Shakra Junejo, Administrator
for the Franklin County Health
Department, announced last
week that the new Health Depart-
ment Building in Apalachicola will
be built on the vacant lot next to
the current building. The new
structure, when completed, will
contain about 10,300 square feet
with two stories.
The new two-story building will
not be connected to the old build-
ing, but will stand on its own.
Some of the architects and admin-
istrators gathered last week on
the site for the new building.
Project Manager is Mr. John C.
Hayes, Registered Architect.
Mr. Hayes said that in the new
building there will be about 5,100
square feet downstairs and about
5,000 upstairs. The Commission-
ers wanted two stories, according
to Mr. Hayes. There will be an el-
evator and two sets of stairs.
After the completion of the new
building, the existing building will
then be renovated.
An effort will be made to make the
old building and the new one ar-
chitecturally compatible, forming
a complex, according to the
Project Manager. As the buildings
are located in the historic district,
an effort will be made to comply
with all codes.

Brenda Galloway, file photo

Schools Need

Increase In

Millage, According

To Galloway

By Tom Campbell
This week, Superintendent of
Franklin County Schools Brenda
Galloway reiterated her position
on the need to increase millage. I
want to be very clear," she said,
"as to why I made the recommen-
dation for the increase of millage.
Mr. Highsmith will go over the
outline of what we said to the
She continued, "We've let every-
one know what the problems are.
And the bottom line is, within the
next five year period, if we don't
do something, we are not going
to be able to meet the needs."
Financial Director Louis High-
smith stated that Franklin County
is "way below average of what is
happening all across the state,"
Continued on Page 12



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Resi a C i I esme r -P t g- Va tinR

The Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority (CPAA) meeting of Au-
gust 13, turned into what
amounted to a free for all, as three
of the main seafood dealers in
Carrabelle faced off with Tommy
Bevis and the members of the
CPAA. Tim Saunders, Randy
Poteet and Vance Millender all
joined in a loud debate to convince
the members of the CPAA that It
would be unfair to them to allow
Tommy Bevis to off-load scallops
at his Dockside Marina, They
claimed that he had an unfair
advantage over the three dealers
because the contract for his lease
allowed him to have a smaller cost
of operating. Bevis displayed his
contract to lease the facility in
which, it gave him the right to
work with seafood. Like all sea-
food houses, he would be under
all local and state restrictions.
In the end, CPAA Board member
Jim Lycett made the motion to
deny the intention outlined by
Bevis in the following letter and it
was passed by a majority of the
board members.
Benis had sent the following let-
ter to the CPAA:
"Per our lease agreement with
Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority which states 'other
marine related services,'
Bevis and Associates will be
unloading scallops from our
commercial dock beginning
the month of September. We
are prepared to pay
Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority 10% of the revenue
Generated from unloading
scallops as long as Carrabelle
Port and Airport Authority
has jurisdiction over Timber
Island. We will pay 10% to the
State of Florida when they
take back jurisdiction over
Timber Island."
After protests from several of the
seafood processors, Ron Crawford
stated, "I will tell you my reasons.
This is a seafood-oriented com-
munity and I will not sit here on
the board and deny access to sea-
food-related activities, because of
the situation where people do not
like it."
Nita Molsbee interjected that it
was against the Development of
Regional Impact (DRI). Tim
Saunders who owns Pirate's
Landing on a facility that is out-
side the DRI, said that Bevis
would not be permitted by the
state agencies who oversee the
seafood trade.
Jim Lycett said, "Let's stick to thel
question here. Tim, if you think'
he's going to be denied these
things (by regulators), our vote
today is not going to have any ef-
fect," Saunders remarked,
'There's a lot of conflict of inter-
est on this board here, and I think
you guys are going to be in big
trouble." He went on to accuse
CPAA Chairman Ron Crawford of
a conflict of interest, in that he
had talked to D.W. Wilson and
Juck Patrenos, two Apalachicola
seafood dealers, and showed them
around. He felt that Crawford was
helping them to obtain a cheaper
price for off loading. Lycett said,
in talking with Bevis, "This was
my position. As long as Mr. Bevis
was not taking any business away
from you (Saunders) and Mr.
Millender, I had no problem in
him doing this. Now is it the case
that Mr. Bevis is taking business
away from you?" "Saunders an-
swered "Yes, how many scallopers
do you think there are? Do you
think there are a dime a dozen
scallopers? They are looking for
the cheapest way and the cheap-
est way is this man (Bevis) here."
David Jones said he had solicited
all the seafood dealers, to bring
business to Carrabelle Port.
Lycett asked. "You say that
Continued on Page 12

Page 2 21 August 1998 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday




Notes From The Franklin
County Commission Meeting
of August 18, 1998.
The Board of Commissioners
heard a $2610 change order to
pave a Carrabelle city street, as a
joint project with the School
Board, for school bus area at
Carrabelle High School. The mo-
tion carried without objection.
Mr. Jay Abbott and Ms. Anita
Gregory sought Board approval
for the 3rd Annual Beam Music
Festival on St. George Island for
October 2 3. The Festival will
provide their own security, and
will sell no alcoholic beverages,
other than those sold in local
bars. In the past the Board has
asked for insurance to cover liabil-
ity. It was stressed they will play
to a family crowd. Motion carried
without objection, contingent on
proper insurance.
Education Coordinator Erik
Lovestrand ofApalachicola Estua-
rine Research Reserve, presented
a plan to apply for a grant with
the Board as sponsor. The Spe-
cial Waterway Projects Program
(SWPP) is a financial assistance
program, providing grant funds to
local coastal governments, to
serve the needs of recreational
motorized boating on marine or
estuaiine waters. Funding prior-
ity is given to counties with lesser
boat registration. Mr. Lovestrand
said, "Franklin County will be ex-
empt from matching funds re-
quirements because of the num-
ber of registered voters, and
chances of getting the grant are
Regarding Ned Porter Park, three
items needed before construction
are; site plan, boundary survey,
and title insurance or search cov-
ering the previous five years.
Board is moving forward on these
County Planner Alan Pierce said
of three candidates for Building
Official, "Mr. Carroll and I both
recommend Mr. Robin Brinkley be
hired as new Building Official,
with a starting salary of $25,000
and starting date of October 15,
1998, and requirement that Mr.
Brinkley receive his state certifi-
cation as a Building Official within
two years."
County Extension Director Bill
Mahan presented a new Florida
Sea Grant publication, "What Re-
sponsible Boaters Can Do To Keep.
Florida's Waters Clean". It lists
helpful hints that boaters can use
to help keep waterways clean and
lessen the impact that boats have
on the environment. Major topic
areas include: Fuel management,
engine maintenance, sewage dis-
posal, cleaning your boat, sand-
ing and chipping and painting
your boat.

Notes from the August 4
Franklin County
Commission meeting.
*Terry Jangula with the Panama
City Corps of Engineers informed
the board that environmental
clearances have been secured for
the dredging of Scipio Creek. He
stated that congress had allocated
$600,000 in the budget for dredg-
ing. "If the senate adopts this
also," he explained, "we should be
able to dredge Scipio Creek this
year." He said that the 2 Mile
Channel did not have environ-
mental clearances yet.
*County Extension Director Bill
Mahan informed the board that
the Florida aquaculture produc-
tion for 1997 was $102 million;
this increased from the 1995 fig-
ure of $79 million. Mr. Mahan also
noted that the sale of tropical fish
for 1997 was $57 million.
*Solid Waste Director Van
Johnson informed the board that
he had received several com-
plaints concerning the presence
of animals on the public beaches.
He asked that the board re-ad-
dress the animal control ordi-
nance which regulates the situa-
tion. County Attorney Al Shuler
was directed to review the matter
and return with his recommen-
dation on the matter at the next
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed board members that the
Recreation Committee recently
met on July 30. The committee,
he said, would meet regularly ev-
ery fourth Monday at 4:00 pm in
the Franklin County Courthouse.
He also said that the committee
agreed to not appoint a chairper-
son. According to Pierce, the main
decisions of the committee in-

1. Upgrading the Carrabelle
little league facility in order to
make it safe and consistent with
the county's other facilities. In-
stalling backstops and fences at
the facility.
2. Creating a county soccer pro-
gram this fall.
3. Creating a county-wide stor-
age room for football
4. Identifying an inmate crew
to provide maintenance care for
recreational fields in the county.
5. Promoting the need for a
county recreation director.

*The board re-appointed residents
David Butler and Ted Mosteller to
the Gulf Coast Workforce Devel-
opment Board.
*The board appointed Ralph Dietz
and Greg Prickett to the Franklin
County Construction Licensing
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed the board that the local
fire and fireworks ban had been
lifted on July 25 by Butch Baker,
who serves as the Franklin
County Emergency Management
*The board directed County Plan-
ner Alan Pierce and retiring
County Building Inspector Roscoe
Carroll to interview all applicants
for the position of county build-
ing inspector. Mr. Pierce informed
the board that three applicants
have applied for the position. The
deadline for applying for the po-
sition was July 31.
*The board agreed to allocate
funds to purchase signs re-
quested by the Keep Franklin
County Beautiful (KFCB) Commit-
tee. One of the signs will be placed
in the boat basin behind the jetty
in Eastpoint. Additional signs will
be placed at two of the county's
boat ramps. The signs will pro-
vide instruction to keep the ramps
clear of trailers, in accordance
with Franklin County Ordinance
77-3. KFCB President Jim Sisung
also requested that the signs
make reference the county's anti-
littering ordinance, 97-19.
*The board agreed allocate $1190
in annual dues to the Small Coun-
ties Coalition.
*Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
announced that he had spoken to
Kim Shoemaker, Executive Direc-
tor of the Gulf Coast Workforce
Development Board, concerning
funding for the local literacy pro-
gram. He said that the develop-
ment board may provide funding
for the literacy program.
*The board directed County Attor-
ney Al Shuler to determine
whether Tommy Bevis with
Dockside Marina could lease
docks for seafood workers to un-
load scallops. "All we want to do
is help the seafood industry," ex-
plained Commissioner Bevin
Resident Nita Molsbee voiced her
opposition to the proposed lease.
"I going to speak up for Millender
& Sons today," Molsbee blurted,
"because they're not here and
they didn't know this was coming
up. I don't think it's fair that prop-
erty and money that belongs to
the government...that y'all help
them go into competition with
private people....And I don't ap-
preciate it!" She asked that the
decision be delayed until repre-
sentatives from Millender & Sons
could be present to address the
Commissioner Putnal denied that
the proposed lease with Bevis
would provide competition
against local seafood businesses.
'There are boats that don't have
a place to unload," he explained.

Ms. Molsbee responded, "well let
them go to the people who pay
taxes." She also alleged that the
Development of Regional Impact
(DRI) restricted the unloading of
seafood products at Mr. Bevis'
Mr. Tommy Bevis informed the
board that he had been ap-
proached by several individuals
requesting dock space to unload
their seafood products. "It ap-
pears there are more people who
want to unload (seafood)," he said,
"than there are places to unload."
Chairperson Raymond Williams
noted that the Franklin County
Commission had always sup-
'ported all efforts of the seafood


Hear Zoning

Changes And

Damage To


By Tom Campbell
During the regular meeting of the
Franklin County Board of Com-
missioners, Mr. Alan Pierce re-
ported on damage done at the
Apalachicola Airport during a
lightning storm. Major damage
was done to the wiring for the
landing and taxiway lights on two
of the runways.
The contractor who installed the
wiring came back and determined
that somewhere in a five hundred
foot section of conduit under the
main concrete taxiway, either the
conduit has collapsed or the light-
ning fused all the wires together
so that no more wire can be run
through the conduit.
Only one runway has lights work-
ing. The conduit was put in dur-
ing World War II. It is hoped that
inmate crews will be able to use
pressure hoses to blow out the
conduit. If that doesn't work, the
solution may involve significant
expense because new conduit will
have to be run, which might in-
volve cutting across the concrete
The second Public Hearing re-
quired on zoning was held August
18. A Parcel of 378 acres, being
rezoned from A2 which is agricul-
tural district to R3, single family
estate residential. Low density in
1997 was important, and Alan
Pierce explained that one unit to
five acres is still basically an ag-
ricultural setting. An ordinance
changing the zoning was carried
without objection.
'A parcel of 132 acres is zoned R6.
Land use change is approved go-'
ing to one unit per five acres. At
one time it was agricultural land,
but has changed at request of the
property owner.
Attorney Ann Cowles represented
Mr. Joe Rausch, a property owner
who bought a 5 acre lot, relying

County Honors Leah Carroll

By Brian Goercke
Members of the Franklin County
Commission presented a Resolu-
tion of Accomplishment to Leah
Carroll, a 4th grade student from
Brown Elementary School, for her
achievement in winning a state
award in the Seat Belt Safety
Poster Contest, sponsored by the
4-H Program and the Florida De-
partment of Transportation.
Leah's poster, which featured two
bears utilizing their seat belts,
urged passengers to "BE 'BEARY'
SAFE & BUCKLE UP." After re-
ceiving a first place award in the
3rd-5th Grade Division of the lo-
cal poster contest, Leah competed
in the Statewide 4-H/FDOT Seat
Belt Safety Contest at the Univer-
sity of Florida in Gainesville.
At the statewide competition,
Leah's poster was selected from a
total of 40,000 other entrees for
Honorable Mention in the 3rd-5th
Grade Division. Her poster was
one of only forty selected for rec-
ognition from the 4th Grade Divi-

sion. Furthermore, Leah's accom-
plishment makes her only the sec-
ond Franklin County student to
win a state award in the poster
Leah said that she experienced a
bit of nervousness at the state
competition. However, the state
recognition made the initial jitters
all worthwhile. "I'm excited," said
Leah, "I didn't know I would get
to the state (competition). My sis-
ters said that I took after them
and my dad said that he was re-
ally proud."
Leah's father, Tim Carroll, ex-
pressed pride in the accomplish-
ment of his daughter. "I was ex-
tremely proud," he said, "all of my
daughters have an extremely ar-
tistic gift."
In addition to the Resolution of
Accomplishment, Franklin
County Extension Director Bill
Mahan also presented Leah with
a drawing pad & sketch kit dur-
ing the Franklin County Commis-
sion meeting.

The letter was also addressed to
Bill McCartney, of Baskerville and
Donovan, who is the grants ad-
ministrator on the grant that has
bought the land. He had been
questioned several times by Com-
missioner Pam Lycett who asked,
"Will doing this interfere with our
grant money?" McCartney an-
swered that he could not see any
problem and that Langston would
be off the site, before the next
grant would enable finishing the

The Riverwalk program has been
hailed as a real asset to Carrabelle
and the large River Pavilion is al-
ready in use by residents and
tourists. The city will be in line
late 1999 to receive the funding
to do the Riverwalk.

City Advised


Site Cannot

Be Leased

By Rene Topping
The City of Carrabelle has re-
ceived a communication from
Anne Peery, Executive Director of
the Florida Communities Trust
and part of the Department of
Community Affairs, advising the
city they cannot lease the
Riverwalk site to store and load
limerock. Gene Langston had
asked and was given a lease by
the city at their meeting of August
3, to use the site until the city re-
ceived the grant to finish the
Riverwalk. Langston had told the
city he would make payment ei-
ther in money or in loads of
limerock, if the city so wished.
The letter said in part: 'The City
of Carrabelle acquired the
Watkins parcel using Florida
Communities Trust (FCT) Preser-
vation 2000 funds, recorded July
12, 1996. FCT has been advised
that this parcel is being used by
a private company. If so, this is
not consistent with the terms of
the Grant Award Agreement and
could result in enforcement
of Grant Award Agreement
According to the restrictive cov-
enants of the Grant Award Agree-
ment between the City and the
FCT, recorded at the same time,
"any lease or use of the project
site by a non-governmental per-
son, other than in such person's
capacity as a member of the gen-
eral public, is not permitted. Fur-
ther, the management plan for the
site would be in conflict with such
The letter went on with a request
that someone from the City con-
tact Ms. Peery as soon as possible
on the matter.

on low density. He was concerned
about changes in rezoning.
After some discussion, the Com-
missioners voted to change to one
unit per five acres. The motion
carried without objection.

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The Franklin Chronicle 21 August 1998 Page 3


Propaganda Attempts to

Influence County Races

Whenever one ventures into the public marketplace, however irre-
sponsibly or humorously, those "voices" are subject to criticism, con-
demnation.or ridicule. Last week, we read in competing newspaper,
the Apalachicola Times, one such example. However, this particular
advertisement was not as funny as the famous Cherry sisters case,
which judicially preserved the right of public critique, fair comment
and criticism. :; .-----. ------------- .

Lest We Forget!
S The People Said, "NO!"

SJimmie and Raymond keep saving "yes."

A portion of the ad is depicted above. It consists of a badly focused,
exposed and framed picture taken from a County Commission meet-
ing of several months back. The hearing dealt with the County's ap-
proval process of permitting the Dr. Ben Johnson Resort Village project
amid considerable turmoil. This turmoil was stirred up by those of
similar disposition of B. L. Cosey, William Hartley and others, spon-
sors of the ad recently published in the Apalachicola Times under
the label "Lest We Forget". The ad also contains some ambiguous
references to two political candidates and the Apalachicola Bay. B. L.
Cosey and Bill Hartley were known to be opposed to the continuation
of the Ben Johnson project, a commercial development in the middle
of the privately owned Plantation of St. George Island. Hartley was
president of the Board of Directors during the time of the turmoil.
Their group staged a rally in the federally-owned parking lot of the
Eastpoint Post Office, attempting to stir up "votes" against the Ben
Johnson project, to be heard by the County Commission a few days
later. Their efforts continued to manipulate the Eastpoint and St.
George populace into the meeting of the County Commissioners at a
special night meeting, handing out placards with the language "No"
written on them, to be held up by the crowd at the appropriate mo-
ment-an example of government by mob rule. At the time, this news-
paper branded such propaganda as "Gestapo" techniques, and it now
appears that a similar technique is attempting to influence, unfairly I
might add, the election this fall.
The event was "manufactured" by propagandists, and the gents Cosey
and Hartley have incorporated the image into their ad, apparently to
"get back" against the candidates running for county office with a
.smear tactic, so typical of Nazi propaganda. I am confident such pro-
paganda, however ambiguous, will be rejected by the electorate, and
the techniques will be condemned by thinking persons, as they were
when the St. George propagandists attempted to "organize" opposi-
tion to Dr. Ben Johnson's commercial development.
Tom W. Hoffer,

Letter to the Editor
Dear Tom:
...enclosed is copy of an article that appeared in a recent issue of the
Wall Street Journal about a move by Collier County to limit the junk
architecture that is rapidly turning Florida's beautiful areas into hid-
eous, look-alike future slums.
Franklin County, with its beautiful natural environment and low den-
sity population, is in an ideal situation to plan for the future. It's too
late for many of Florida's urban areas, but Franklin County has a
unique opportunity to preserve its environment and restrict the con-
struction of eyesores.
Surely Franklin County is as smart as Collier County. I hope you see
fit to mention the Wall Street Journal article in the Chronicle.
Bill Spohrer
The article Bill Spohrer refers to was published in the Wall Street Jour-
nal on July 29, 1998, at page Fl. This piece describes in detail the
experience in Collier County as they "rebelled against big box stores
and other commercial eyesores" with a set of architectural design stan-
dards. The Collier County Commission enacted tough architectural stan-
dards for new construction.

0 850-385-4003 (TALLAHASSEE)
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Vol. 7, No. 17

August 21, 1998

Publisher ............................................ Tom W Hoffer
Contributors ...................................... .. Tom Campbell
.........:.. Sue Riddle Cronkite
............ Brian Goercke
............ Bonnie Segree
............ Aaron Shea
............ Rene Topping

Sales ........................... ................... Jonathan Capps
............ Pam Rush
Advertising Design
and Production ................................... .... Diane Beauvais Dyal
............ Jacob Coble
Production Assistant ................................ Stacy M Crowe
Computer Consultant ............................... Wayne Myers
Copy Editor and Proofreader ..................: Tom Garside
Circulation ...................... .................. Jam es Andrew
........ Larry Kienzle
Citizen's Advisory Group
George Chapel .................................... Apalachicola
Sandra Lee Johnson ................................ Apalachicola
Rene Topping .................... ................... Carrabelle
Pam Lycett ............................................ Carrabelle
David Butler ...................................... Carrabelle
Pat M orrison .:.........................................St. G eorge Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ............... St. George Island
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ................... Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ......... ........ Eastpoint
Anne Estes ............................................ W akulla
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Apalachicola Newspaper Featured Again in
National Press

Allure Magazine Publishes "State of
the Law" in Video Voyeurism
Once again, Apalachicola is featured in the national press. This one,
however, will not likely be mentioned by the area Chamber of Com-
merce. Numerous column inches were devoted to the experience of
Jessica Patterson as she was interviewed by Allure Magazine (August
1998) in her reporting and work experience with the Apalachicola
Times, and the installation of a video camera in the company's
restrooms. The article attempts to review the state of the law with
regard to such activities, indicating there is little one can do from a
criminal standpoint..


| BY MARK LASSWELL hch habouthejobhad hencorrc=L
but so had the warnings about Lee.
Beyond being the-sort of boss who
Jessica Paiersn, 22. cherished herJob could tun lunchtime int a question
sa reporter attheAl lachicolarunes of employee dedication ("I'm not
in Florida It was a chance at career wasting time eating lunch. Too much
that she though had vanished five work," he'd say pointedly to the
years ago when pregnancy forced sinfl). the middle-aged Lc some.
her to forgo a joualism scholarship tinme seemed juas plan odd: One day,
to Truy Stae University in Alabama. Cynthia Nations, who sold advcrtis-
But in May Inot year she ainid Ijh ing fur he paper and like Patarets is
as sisiant at the weekly paper in in her early 20s, noticed that when
the Gulf Culot town of 2.60() where she went to the employee test rmin
she grew up. Friendsand family mem- adjoining his office, Lee would go
ers blanched upon hearing her into his office and close te door,
:npper's maager.JohnLee. emerging soon after she returned
'" manner tha thad to her desk. "Watch this," Nations
'-"hicola, whirspred to Patern. "Watch what
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address: 360 Madison Avenue,
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report, live feed to a video monitor
in John Lcec' office.
"We jout fel violated and degrad-
ed." Paleron said after the discovery.
'- "hinking ttll someone is watching
a. that'sa ickening feeling." Paerson
quit thej hi ehadramre uf-lher
ne t .signment would have en cov.
ring a police drug b---he day after
the Iim.'s, toilet-cam was distov-
rred on Mrchl 2 by police acting on
an anonymous tip. Almost ras tain-
sloing to PaFrei as the hidda-n cam-
era was assistant sLae alormcy Ron
Flury's announcement on April 30:
J1hn1 Lee Ihth't done anything illegal.
Family movies. Security'at 7-
iElevns. Tedious conceptual art.
Those were Ihe staple uses for video
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Fish Fry and Bake Sale Highlight

Labor Day Weeke
On Saturday, September 5, the
10th Annual Fish Fry and Bake
Sale sponsored by St. George Is-
land United Methodist Church
will be held at the Church's Fel-
lowship Hall, located at 201 E.
Gulf Beach Drive, on St. George
Island. The Bake Sale will begin
at 9:00 a.m., and the Fish Fry will
start at 11:00 a.m. and continue
until 3:00 p.m.
Those in our community who

have attended the nine previous
Fish Fry fundraisers can verify
this is a delicious meal, which
includes fish, cole slaw and
hushpuppies, all for a $5.00 do-
nation to the Church. The tasty
Bake Sale coordinated by Claire
Dews is also well loved and will
feature many mouth watering
goodies! Frank Latham, fund-
raiser chairman, asks y'all to
come out and have some "finger
lickin'" fun!

From the Publisher...

In the last issue of the Chronicle, we had a large number of stories, appearing
in slightly smaller type, called "eight point." I regret that this might have been
very small for some of our readers, including myself, who rely on bifocals for
reading. The dilemma posed in this instance is either to severely edit the copy
beyond "bare bones" and/or eliminate some stories altogether in order to use
a larger point size in type.
Because we are published twice monthly, not weekly, the eliminated stories
would be too much out-of-date for later publication. Cutting them out or cut-
ting them down in length may appear to be easy solutions but I don't think
that is a responsible way to deal with the problem of limited space.
Tied to this problem is our production routine that involves typesetting early
in the week, most of which is set in "nine point" with about the same spacing
between letters and between lines, when stories come in'later, toward our
final deadline, our staff is hard-pressed to include them as written. Our con-
tributors take many hours sitting in meetings, and following throughout many
,stories, and as observers of the events, their perspective is important in pre-
serving all aspects of a given story. Often, "chopping" is not a satisfactory way
of dealing with length; a complete re-write is called for. But, re-writes in the
11th hour, as the paper is readied for the printer, cost us valuable time, and
induce lots of stress, which we can do without.
Add additional pages, you say; that's the solution. I would agree, if there were
an abundance of additional advertisers to pay for that. Our newspaper main-
tains strong solvency because we carefully monitor all costs,, and for now,
adding pages is not the complete solution. The Chronicle does not enjoy a
steady stream of government money to "fill-in" overhead costs, called legal
ads, but we are working on changing that situation soon. Ironically, we are
receiving "legal ads" anyway and have published a number of them in recent
So, we are back to the dilemma-drop some material and make the remaining
news "fit" as best as one is able. Given our public interest focus, as opposed to
a profit margin, this "scrapbook" approach to editorial matters is not a satis-
factory solution, either. Perhaps a weekly frequency would enable us to
spread-out the costs indirectly while adding real costs to the production. Ad-
.ditional revenue streams are required to pay for those additional costs. Sub-
scriptions and vending sales finance mainly the distribution of the Chronicle.
and increasing those prices would present additional problems.
There are a finite number of advertisers in this area and they support many
media. We have a large number of continuing advertisers, to whom we are
grateful for their financial support. I strongly urge our readership to patronize
these advertisers and tell them you appreciate their messages appearing in
the Chronicle.
The Chronicle has augmented the sales staff with a new person, about whom
more will be said in later issues, as we introduce new and old staff to you. This
is a partial solution toward adding pages in the long run. And. I have to bal-
ance that with other contributors, including a full-time reporter, who would
enhance our effort, to be sure, but add costs to the production. So, the prob-
lem, of "eight point" type is not one in isolation, but tied to a large number of
other factors that cannot always be neatly packaged into an overnight
So, I would close with "thanks" for your providing some of our reporters the
benefit of your criticism. We will be working on this problem and I am confi-
dent that the changes in the Chronicle coming up will reduce the necessity of
using "eight point" too often.
Tom W. Hoffer
P.S. Because of my long-windedness, we had to use "eight point" on this piece.

1998 Hurricane
Survival Guide
With August, September and
October comes the busy
months of Hurricane Season.
have a copy of the official
1998 Hurricane Survival
Guide for the Capital Area? If
not, stop by the Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red
Cross in Tallahassee and
Perry or your County Emer-
gency Management Office
and pick up your free copy
today. You may also visit our
web site at www.tallytown.
com/redcross to review this

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Organ &Tissue Donation U'SA $
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What Prompted The Organ & Tissue

Donation Awareness Stamp?

The work and good will of countless people prompted the U.S. Postal
Service to issue the forthcoming Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness
stamp. The prime movers who supported this stamp include:
* Gerald Dessner, from NYC, son of the late Mrs. Ruth Dessner, a
kidney recipient, began a campaign for an Organ Donor stamp in
1985. He and his mother gathered an estimated 100,000 signatures
in support of the stamp.
* Ed Heyn, a kidney recipient from Michigan, began collecting signa-
tures in support of an organ donor stamp in 1989. Before his death
in 1991 Heyn collected an estimated 250,000 signatures. Following
Mr. Heyn's death his work was carried on by Gary Rouse. Rouse's
efforts brought the total signatures in support of the stamp to an
estimated 327,000.
* U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine (OHIO) is a donor parent and a major sup-
porter of the stamp. DeWine is cofounder of the Congressional Task
Force on Organ and Tissue Donation.
* U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (TENN) is a heart and lung transplant surgeon,
a member of the congressional task force, and a strong supporter of
the stamp.
* U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, (ND) is a strong supporter of the stamp
and a member of the Congressional Task Force.
* U.S. Rep. Joe Moakley, (MASS) is a organ recipient, a strong sup-
porter of the stamp, and a member of the Congressional Task Force.
* In December 1997, the National Organ & Tissue Donation Initiative
aimed at reducing the number of Americans who die each year while
waiting for an organ transplant was launched by Vice-President Al
Gore and the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Part of the
initiative's focus is to: "Create a broad national partnership of public,
private and volunteer organizations to encourage Americans to agree
to organ and tissue donation. The partnership will emphasize the
need to share personal decisions on organ donation with one's
* Long Island Artist Andy Levine created the painting reproduced on
the Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness stamp. However, when Levine
created the painting, he did so for personal reasons, in no way fore-
seeing its use on a postage stamp. By chance, stamp designer Rich-
ard Sheaff saw an electronic implementation of Levine's panting in a
magazine and made tentative inquiry of the artist. Several months
later Levine received the news that his painting was selected to ap-
pear on the stamp. This news came to Levine on the very day his
mother had undergone open heart surgery.
Compiled July 29. 1998 by Joseph Breckenridge 770 390-3381

Organ Donation Facts
As provided by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)-a
non-profit organization that maintains a national transplant list
under a federal contract. For more information call: 1-800-355
SHARE or visit UNOS' web site: www.unos.org
Signing a donor card is not enough. The next-of-kin is always
asked for permission to recover organs. Therefore, it's vital to
share the decision to donate with family members.
Every 16 minutes another name is added to the list.
Every day, 11 people die while waiting for a transplant.
It is possible to transplant eight organs from one donor (two
kidneys, two lungs, one heart, one liver, one pancreas and intes-
Acceptable donors can range in age from newborn to elderly.
Everyone should consider himself or herself a potential donor.
Preservation time varies for each organ, from four to six hours
for hearts and lungs, 12 to 24 hours for livers and pancreases,
and 48 to 72 hours for kidneys.
It does not cost the donor family anything to donate.

How Organs are Distributed
When organs are donated, a complex process begins. Transplant
centers, histrocompatibility laboratories and organ procurement
organizations all play an integral role. The procuring organiza-
tion accesses the UNOS computer, enters information about the
donor organs into the UNOS computer, runs the match program
and coordinates the surgical teams.
The computer program generates a list of potential recipients ranked
according to objective medical criteria (i.e. blood type, tissue type,
size of the organ, medical urgency of the patient, time already spent
on the waiting list, and distance between donor and recipient). The
specific criteria differ for each type of organ.
After printing the list of potential recipients, the transplant coor-
dinator contacts the transplant surgeon caring for the intended
recipient. The patient must then be located. He or she must be
healthy enough to undergo major surgery and be willing to be
transplanted immediately.
If an organ is turned down for one patient, the organ is offered to
the next patient on the list. These offers continue until the organ
is placed or the organ is no longer considered viable for trans-


Page 4 21 August 1998 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday

Edda Allen At


Lodge Loves

Her Peacocks

By Tom Campbell
She is also fond of her dogs and
cats, but Ms. Edda Allen at
Sportsman Lodge in Eastpoint,
loves her two peacocks. The birds
were given to her in 1996 as a
birthday gift and have become
"part of the family."
The peacocks are both males. She'
had five to start with, but only
these two have survived. "It's
amazing," she says, "how they get
along with the dogs and cats.
When I whistle for the dogs in the
morning, to feed them, the pea-
cocks come to eat too. The dogs
step back and allow the peacocks
to eat what they want. The dogs
don't growl or make threats and
when the peacocks finish, then
the dogs eat."
Ms. Allen said that strange dogs
will chase the birds and cause
them to fly up on the roof for
safety. But her own dogs just treat
the peacocks as part of the
The birds were purchased from a
lady in Sopchoppy at a nursery
there. 'They were babies" when
Ms. Allen received them as a gift.
originally there were five males,
but three died.
Ms. Allen said she learned that
the cost is "about $75 per bird,"
when they are babies. She loves
them because they are pretty.
As babies, they lived in a cage, but
now they live in the yard. They
roost in an old oak tree which
is tall enough so that they feel
She wouldn't think of selling
them. They eat out of her hand.
She says they enjoy sweet rolls
and Kibbles and Bits. "They pick
out the Bits they like, and leave
the rest." They also eat insects.
They can make a terrible
squawk which sounds like they
are yelling, "Help!" Neighbors have
phoned to ask if someone is be-
ing attacked in the yard. Ms. Allen
says she thinks April must be the


brug Arrests in

Apalachicola By

Drug Task Force

An arrest sweep was made against
alleged sellers of crack cocaine in
Apalachicola on August 7th. This
was the 10th operation of its kind
conducted by the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office Drug Task
Five persons were arrested and
three additional suspects are still
wanted for the sale of crack co-
caine in Apalachicola.
Arrested were:
#1) Tyrone David Russ, a 19 year
old'male, who was charged with
Sale of Crack Cocaine, Possession
of Crack Cocaine and Tampering
with Physical Evidence. Russ is
alleged to have tried to eat the
crack cocaine found in his resi-
dence at the time the Search war-
rant was being executed. Russ is
under a $25,600.00 bond as of
First Appearance, Friday after-
noon. A Violation of Probation
warrant from Hillsborough
County with No Bond was served
on Russ, who will be transported
to Hillsborough County on their
#2) Ronald L Henderson, Jr., a
20 year old male, was charged
with the Sale of Crack Cocaine
and Possession of Cannabis
(marijuana). Henderson was given
a $10,500.00 Bond at First Ap-
pearance on Friday.

Edda Allen

mating time and that's when there
is a particular kind of yell.
A male peacock can spread the
feathers on its back into a beau-
tiful fan. These feathers, called a
"train," are about five times as
long as the bird's body.
Technically, the word "peacock"
refers only to the male peafowl.
The female bird is called a "pea-
hen." But most people use the
term peacock for either sex.
The Indian peafowl is" the
best-known species. The male has
a long train of greenish feathers
brilliantly marked with bold spots
that look like eyes. These feath-
ers grow from the back and not
the tail. The female is less vividly
colored than the male and the fe-
male has no train.
Indian peafowls live wild in India
and Sri Lanka, seen often in city
parks and on country estates.
The birds eat snails, frogs, in-
sects, grain, juicy grasses, and
Tame peacocks may be found in
all parts of the world. The hen lays
10 or more brownish eggs in a
protected spot on the ground.
The dark green, broken coloration
may have protective value in the
midst of colorful tropical foliage.
Sportsman Lodge is an interest-
ing, peaceful place in Eastpoint
to visit and the peacocks certainly
add to the beauty of the place.

#3) William F. "Peanut" Cargill,
a 22 year old male, was charged
with Sale of Crack Cocaine and
Possession of Crack Cocaine.
Cargill was given a $25,000.00
Bond at First Appearance on
#4) Alex D. Williams, a 18 year
old male, was charged with Sale
of Crack Cocaine. Williams was
given a $10,000.00 Bond at First
Appearance on Friday.
#5) Benjamin Turrell III, a 20
year old male, was charged with
Sale of Crack.Cocaine. Turrell was
given a $25,000.00 Bond on Fri-
day. Turrell has previous drug
A search warrant and arrest war-
rant was first served at #310 -
11 th Street in Apalachicola where
arresting officers found three
large pieces of crack cocaine at the
residence. William F. "Peanut"
Cargill, 22, was arrested there.
According to Sheriff Varnes, Sgt.
Andy Williams of the Apalachicola
Police Department played a
monumental role during the in-
vestigation. Sgt. Williams also as-
sisted in the search and arrest
operations, Varnes said, "We are
and will always continue to fighl
against drugs and drug dealers In
our communities, and through
the efforts of reports made by outr
citizens and the Drug Task Force,
we will continue to keep Franklin
County'as drug free as possible,"
Almost all of the suspects were
apprehended but, as of press
time, three additional sISpe(ls
were being sought.



r State Tobacco
Survey Reveals
Rate of Student
! Smoking
According to the Florida Youth
SSurvey, over 35% of all high
, school students and nearly a
quarter of all middle school stu-
dents in the state have admitted
Sto some level of tobacco consump-
Of those high school students
surveyed, 16% identified them-
selves as frequent tobacco users;
San additional 19.5% admitted to
Occasional consumption of to-
bacco. Of those middle school stu-
dents questioned, 6.4% identified
themselves as frequent users; an
additional 18% admitted to being
occasional users of tobacco.
According to the July 1998 issue
Sof Tobacco Rapper, which is pub-
lished by the Florida Tobacco Pi-
l lot Program, the noted survey is
the first of its kind statewide. The
r survey has been funded by mon-
eys from the state's 11.3 billion
dollar settlement with tobacco
companies. The survey inter-
viewed an estimated 23,000 stu-
dents from both middle and high
The reported use of tobacco by
high school students is actually
lower than the national average.
However, the Florida Tobacco Pi-
lot Program considers the aver-
age extremely high.
In his announcement of the re-
Ssults, Governor Lawton Chiles
stated "when more than a third
Sof Florida's high-school students
are using tobacco, and we know
that many of them will become
addicted and die from a tobacco-
related disease, that's unaccept-
The Florida Youth Tobacco Sur-
vey revealed that some areas of
the state produced significantly
higher youth consumption of to-
bacco. 44.3% of all high school
students from Tampa Bay have
reportedly used tobacco to some
extent. 40.3% of those high school
students from South Central
Florida admitted to using tobacco
to some extent.
The survey further revealed that
Caucasian students admitted to
being the most prevalent users of
tobacco. 45% of all male Cauca-
sian high school students in the
state admitted to using tobacco
products to some extent. The sur-
vey revealed African-American
and Hispanic high school stu-
dents used tobacco products the
According to' the survey, most of
the state's youth begin using to-
bacco products in middle school.
31% of.all eighth grade students
surveyed admitted to being cur-
rent users of tobacco. The survey
revealed that the number of youth
using tobacco products doubles
between the sixth and eighth
The Florida Tobacco Pilot Program
has established several compo-
nents designed to counter youth
tobacco use. Those components
1. The. Education and Training
Component: This is designed to
address youth tobacco prevalence
and empower those individuals
through development, implemen-
tation and enforcement of a com-
prehensive tobacco education
The component includes the
Project Towards No Tobacco Use
(Project TNT), Life Skills Training
(LST) Program and Study, Ques-
tion, Understand, Act, Debrief,
Success (SQUADS).
Project TNT is designed to show
high school students the health
consequences of tobacco use; the
project will also address such top-
ics as self-esteem, refusal asser-
tion and countering advertising
images to change social norms.
The LST Program is designed to
address the primary causes of
substance abuse by providing a
combination of instructional
guides such as health informa-
tion, general health skills and
drug resistance skills.
The SQUADS Program will pro-
vide youth leadership and com-
munity development initiatives for
high school students. The youth
will receive training of how to work
with community leaders and the
local media in order to survey &
analyze community problems and
advocate for improved health ini-
2. The Evaluation Component:
I'li-., Is designed to monitor the
program's goals over a certain
amount of time. The component
will measure such items as pro-
gram activities and final results.
3. The Community Partnership

Component: This is designed to
utilize local grassroots organiza-
tions to empower the county's
Those interesting in receiving
more information about the
Florida Tobacco Pilot Program
may visit its website at
www.state.fl.us/tobacco. Those
interested in participating in lo-
cal efforts to combat youth to-
bacco use may contact Kathy
Mayne, who serves as Coordina-
tor of the Franklin County To-
bacco Free Partnership, at 653-

Around and About Eastpoint

by Bonnie Segree
Had a call from Marjorie Hall a few days ago telling me about the
Halls & Jones Family Reunion held on Saturday the 25th at the Meth-
odist Fellowship Hall. There were about 40 people in attendance to
enjoy all the good food and fun. They also have a new addition this
year. Joseph Hall has a new grandchild.
The Eastpoint Church of God has started on their new sanctuary. It
is exciting to see the growth in this church.
Well, summer is almost over for the children. I know they are most
anxious to start back to school.
I am so glad to see the new Gulf-Franklin Center opening up. Maybe
more people will be able to attend, since they don't have so far to
drive. I urge all you young people to continue your education. You
may not think it is so important now, but when you get older and
wiser, you will realize the importance of an education. Many adults
have already enrolled for classes. You never get to old to learn new
The people on Ridge Road had quite a scare this week with fires.
Luckily no homes were destroyed. Many, many thanks go out to all
the firefighters, the Salvation Army, who brought in food, and others
who assisted with the fires.
Holly Rush has been visiting her father in Louisiana for the past couple
of weeks. She had to come home to get ready for school. Welcome
Home, Holly.
Received a note from Nora Collins recently. She is one of our Literacy
Volunteers. I hope she has a good time on her trip. We miss her drop-
ping by the Literacy Department,
Mark this date on your calendar. AUGUST 29, 1998. This is the day
for the SHIVER FAMILY REUNION, to be held at Wright's Lake. All
family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Just bring a cov-
ered dish, a healthy appetite, and plan to have a good time. If you
have any old photos that you. would like to show off, please bring
them also.
Several of the Ladies and Youth from the Eastpoint Church of God
will be going to the Bahamas next week. These dedicated people are
doing missionary work and helping to build a church in the islands,
May God Go With You.
Good t6 see Dale Carmichael home from the hospital. He recently
underwent procedures on his heart. Got to keep that ol' ticker in
good shape.
Sorry to hear that Albert "Junior" Bryant has been ill. Hope you have
a miraculous recovery and will soon be able to occupy your chair at
Ard's Fina again. I miss seeing you there.
Well, election time is coming up soon, and some of the races are be-
coming a little heated up. If you are not registered to vote, I urge you
to do so. This is one of the few privileges we have left that we have
some control over. Remember, if you don't vote, you don't have any
room for complaints The future of you and your children are in the
hands of a few individuals and it is important to vote for the candi-
date who is most qualified to do the job.
I don't have too much else to say today, so I'll sign off for this week.
Be back soon. Hope you all have a wonderful week.


Raymond Williams

Franklin County Commission

District 2



f Of

Your Continuing Support

S' -. Please Join

I Raymond Williams And

S'His Family For A

Chicken and Pork

BBQ Lunch

Saturday, August 22, 1998

Riverwalk Pavilion, Carrabelle

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Action taken by the 1998 Legis-
lature included the following.
* School Advisory Councils
(SAC) shall receive $10 per stu-
dent no later than October 1,
1998 for use on school improve-
ment; SAC decisions about these
funds cannot be overridden by the
principal, or subjected to interim
approvals by district staff.
* School Advisory Councils must
be majority non-SCHOOL employ-
ees; shall include the words
"school advisory council" in their
name, shall be the final decision
making body at the school relat-
ing to school improvement; begin-
ning in 1999-2000, shall assist in
the preparation of the school bud-
get and a school improvement
plan that addresses budget, train-
ing, instructional materials, tech-
nology, staffing, student support
services, and other matters as
determined by the school board.
* Lottery funds shall be with-
held from any school district in
which one or more schools do not
comply with school advisory
council membership composition
* School boards shall encourage
maximum decision making at the
school site; encourage waivers of
state and district policy; and no-
tify SACs of waiver processes.
* Vocational-Technical and
Adult Education school advisory
councils are not required to in-
clude parents as members.


County Senior

Center To Hold

Fall Festival

By Tom Campbell
Ms. Helen Schmidt of the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle explained last week
that the Senior Center will hold
its Fall Fun Festival at First Street
and Avenue F in Carrabelle Sat-
urday, September 26, 1998, start-
ing at 10 a.m. For further
information, phone (850) 697-

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publishedd every other Friday


The Franklin Chronicle 21 August 1998 Page 5

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Will S.


School Board, District Two



Will supported the donation of land
by the School Board for the
NEW Health Department in Carrabelle.
Will opposed the tax increase
recommended this year.

Dear Voters of District Two:
"Thank You" for allowing me to serve you on the
School Board for the past 12 years. As we
approach the first Primary Election on September
1st, I am once again asking for your continued
If.you will look at my record, you will find who has
the "PROVEN LEADERSHIP" to serve as your
School Board Member. You will also find that I
have been able to work with fellow School Board
Members to get things done. When serving on
the School Board, one must remember that you
are only one of five people making decisions.
Therefore, it is important that the person serving
you on the Board, has the ability and desire to
work with others.
I am proud of the improvement that our schools
have had recently in test scores and support
measures to insure that these scores continue to'
I am equally pround of our Alternative School
concept that was started last year and excited
about the expansion of the program for this
coming school year.
Looking back over the past 12 years, I have not
only been INVOLVED and DEPENDABLE in our
schools and community, but also CONSISTENT
in the decisions that I have made.
As you go to the polls on September 1st, I ask
that you remember what Will S. Kendrick has
worked for the past 12 years and I am sure that
you will find that when times got rough, Will S.
Kendrick didn't run away, he stayed with it.
Thanks for your continued support on
September 1st.


Will has promoted, sponsored or supported these captial
improvements during his tenure:
Major heating, air conditioning and ventilation construction at
Carrabelle and Apalachicola High Schools and Chapman Elemen-
tary School.
Environmental Controls System installation at Carrabelle and
Apalachicola High Schools, and Brown and Chapman Elementary
Relocation of maintenance and bus facilities from the old Quinn
New School Health Clinics constructed in Carrabelle High School
and Brown Elementary School (Franklin County Health Depart-
ment and Franklin County School Board).
Aluminum covered walkways constructed at Carrabelle High School,
Brown and Chapman Elementary Schools.
The School Board has approved new technologies and spending
plans for the increase of computers in the classrooms. Currently, our
schools have a computer for every 3 to 5 students.
The construction of a new Media Center at Brown Elementary
Construction of a new athletic fieldhouse at Carrabelle High School.
Construction and installation of lights at the softball field at
Carrabelle and Apalachicola High Schools.
Installation of electronic security systems.
The purchase of portable wheelchair lift for handicapped accessibil-
ity to stage areas.
Paving improvements (working cooperatively with the Franklin
County Commission) at the Carrabelle High School, and other
paving projects at the District Office and Brown Elementary School.
New tile floors at Carrabelle and Apalachicola High Schools.
SNew roof installation at Apalachicola High School.
The purchase of relocatable resource facilities at Carrabelle High
School and Brown Elementary School.

Active in Our Children's Education and Community:
* School Board Member-1986-Present
* School Board Chairman-1992-Present
* Past Board Director of Florida School Board Association
* Past Member-Florida Dept. of Education Textbook Committee
* Member-Carrabelle High School PTO
* Member-Carrabelle High School Playground Committee
* Member-Carrabelle United Methodist Church
* Member-Carrabelle Lion Club
* Member-Masonic Lodge #73
* Member-Franklin County Senior Citizens' Board of Directors
* Over 20 Years Experience in Banking/Finance

38 Years Old, Married-Connie, Children-Sterling-13, Jonathan-9,
Ronald (Due in October)
V.P., Office Manager, Apalachicola State Bank
1990 Graduate-Florida School of Banking, 1981 Florida Supervisors
Academy, 1978 Graduate-Carrabelle High School


Re-Elect Will S. Kendrick, School Board, District Two
Paid Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Will S. Kendrick Campaign, Democrat


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Published every other Friday
Published every other Friday

That Fuzzy Relationship

Between Taxes and Tax Rate

By Ed Weston, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Journalism,
University of Florida (His doctorate is in American

;% .

Dr. Philip Nowicki

State Advisory Council on
Condominiums Meets in
The Advisory Council on Condominiums was created in 1991 with
the legislative passage of an amendment to Chapter 718, Florida Stat-
utes, providing for an open window for Florida citizens to have more
direct contact with the regulatory body over Condominiums, the Bu-
reau of Condominiums, as part of the State of Florida Dept. of Busi-
ness and Professional Regulation.
The Council consists of seven members with two appointed by the
Speaker of the House of Representatives, two appointed by the Presi-
dent of the Senate, and three additional members appointed by the
Governor. Members are appointed for two-year terms. The intent of
the Legislature is that members of this council be geographically dis-
tributed across the state and represent a cross-section of persons
interested in condominium issues.
The Council is to receive input from the public regarding issues of
concern with respect to condominiums and to receive recommenda-
tions for any changes to be made in the condominium law. The Coun-
cil is to also review, evaluate and advise the Division of Florida Land
Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes (within the Dept. of Busi-
ness and Professional Regulation) concerning revisions and adoption
of rules affecting condominiums.
The citizens group met last week, on August 10th, at the Fuller War-
ren Building, in Tallahassee. The largest amount of time was spent
on proposed rules for Condominium and Cooperative Resolution
Guidelines. These guidelines are intended to help insure compliance
with various rules governing condos throughout Florida, with a de-
creased emphasis on "penalties" and increased emphasis on "educa-
tive" methods to help condo associations comply with state law over
A copy of the proposed guidelines may be obtained by writing to:
Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation, Bureau of Condomini-
ums, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1033.
The new Chief (since September 1997) of the Bureau of Condomini-
ums is Dr. Philip Nowickiwho, as Ex-Officio Member, addressed the
Council. He stressed the dynamic nature of the Bureau's activities,
including the recent resolution guidelines, the product of several work-
shops involving more than 1000 condo community residents. As he
stated in the Bureau's newsletter (Vol. 6, No.1, Summer 1998) "The
sideline rules emphasize education and compliance instead of en-
forcement and penalties for most violations." Anyone may contact the
Bureau of Condominiums by using the address given above, or tele-
phoning 850-488-0725.
Some discussion was made on the role of the Bureau with regard to
Homeowner Associations. Dr. Nowicki advised the Council that such
groups were outside the scope of the Bureau's legislatively imposed
responsibilities as embraced in Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes.
Homeowner Associations do not have a "bureau" contact at the level
of state government, but some rules have been promulgated in Chap-
ter 617.Mr. M ichael Van Dyk, Council Member and Director of Shorn,
a Homeowner Association lobby, pointed out that many problems
common to Homeowner Associations are also common to condos, and
that there are natural touchstones in the regulation of both types of
organizations., He provided the council members with a bibliography
(please see below) and other material about Shorn.
Books dealing with Condo and Homeowner Associations:
The Florida Homeowner and Condo Association Handbook, 1995,
Feinblum (954) 423-8265
Meeting Procedure for HOA's and Condos. National Assn. of Parlia-
mentarians (816) 356-5604.
Privatopia: HOA's and the Rise of Residential Private Government. E.
McKenzie. 1-800-YUP-READ.
Fortress America: Gated Communities in the U. S. Blakely and Snyder,
Brookings Press, Washington, D. C.
Homeowner Associations: Nightmare or Dream Come True? Joni
Greenwalt (303) 274-0208..

Michael Van Dyk, President of SHORN!

What Is SHORN!?
We are a political organization lobbying to change Florida Statute
617, the homeowner association law. The law gives too much power
and control over people's homes to homeowner association boards
and developers. We want to change the balance of power in home-
owner associations. We want homeowners to be able to enforce their
rights under the law and to have more control over their homes and
property. We want crooked homeowner association officers sent to
We are also a self-help group and information center for homeowners
fighting abusive associations. We distribute reprints from newspa-
pers and refer owners to competent attorneys who specialize in com-
munity association law.
Membership is open to anyone who supports liberty and justice for
all and vows to fight abusive HOA boards wherever they are found.
Basic membership in SHORN is $10. For $30, you can join the Fight-
ing Mad Homeowners, which offers more access to our library and
other members.
We share a political agenda with SCORN, Inc., an organization for
condo owners founded by Florence Dietz. SHORN! and SCORN! have
the support of many homeowners, legislators, good-government groups
and honest lawyers. We are not liked by entrenched, self-serving boards
of directors, crooked association presidents, and unscrupulous law-
yers. Call for more information at 305-653-1679.

The tax rate is the millage, the multiplier set by governments with
taxing authority. The millage times one one-thousandth of the
property's nonexempt assessed value produces the taxes due. Ex-
ample: The millage is 4.94. The assessed value of a piece of property
after exemptions is $65,000. 4.94 times 65 produces the tax bill of
But assessed value generally increases each year. So if increased as-
sessed valuations are multiplied by the same tax rate as the previous
year, property owners face higher taxes.
Using the example above: An unchanged village of 4.94, an increased
assessment of $67,500. 4.94 times 67.5 equals $333-a 3.7 percent
increase over the previous year's taxes.
To offset the potential for increased assessments to produce higher
taxes, when governments set the tax rate each year, they are required
by state law to compute a new, lower millage, which, when multiplied
by the new, higher total of assessed valuations (excluding new con-
struction), produces the same amount of taxes as the previous year.
This new millage is called the rolled-back rate. Continuing the ex-
ample: assuming the increased assessment for this single piece of
property matches the overall increase in assessments, the rolled-back
rate would be 4.76. So 4.76 times 67.5 equals $321-genuinely no
tax increase.
Although state law requires legal notice of a tax increase when a mill-
age higher than the rolled-back rate is proposed, local public officials
frequently offer their own "spin" on the rolled-back rate, including:
* "It's not a real number."
* "It's just an artifact of the budget process."
* "The rolled-back rate just confuses the residents into believing that
they are getting a tax increase when they are not."
* "It's basically too complicated for the average citizen to understand."
* "If your taxes went up, it's because the property appraiser raised
your property value. The tax rate is the same as last year."
Reporters and readers too often accept such contorted interpreta-
tions and their stories miss the significance of what occurred. And to
make matters worse, reluctance to admit increasing taxes may occa-
sionally lead local officials to engage in a bit of theater.
At one Florida city commission meeting, just before voting on final
budget adoption, commissioners paused to congratulate the city
manager and his staff for their successful effort, in difficult times, to
produce a "no tax increase budget." And within five minutes the mayor,
commissioners, manager and several staff members all managed to
repeat the phrase "no tax increase budget," as the reporter took notes.
Unfortunately, while the millage indeed was unchanged from the pre-
vious year, due to higher assessments the average city property owner
faced a 10.1 percent tax increase. And even more unfortunately, the
local paper reported the budget had been approved "without increas-
ing property taxes"-a rather sizable distortion.
In short, look at both the tax rate and the change in the average
assessed valuation before reporting a budget's impact on property
taxes. A useful explanatory paragraph might read:
Last year, the owner of a typical home in the county paid $641 in
county taxes based on a tax rate of 8.55 mills and an assessed valu-
ation after exemptions of $75,000. This year, with the typical home
assessed at $77,250 and the same tax rate as last year, the tax bill
will be $660. That's an increase of 3 percent.
Most newspaper readers aren't likely to find' anything amusing about
a property tax increase-especially ifit, wasn't ,expected. But within
accurate coverage of the new budget, local officials won't see any-
thing to snicker about either.

County Supports Carrabelle's Lease

Interests of Timber Island

By Brian Goercke
Franklin County Commissioners
voted unanimously to support ef-
forts of the City of Carrabelle to
obtain the lease of state-owned
property on Timber Island during
an August 4 meeting.
The City of Carrabelle sent a let-
ter to Secretary Virginia Wetherall
of the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection {DEP) on July 31
requesting control of the noted
lease. The Carrabelle Port and
Airport Authority (CPAA) had pre-
viously sent a letter to the DEP
on June 14, requesting that city's
lease of the Timber Island prop-
erty be terminated.
Carrabelle Mayor James "Buz"
Putnal noted in the July 31 letter
to the DEP that the city had in-
vested "substantial public funds"
on Timber Island. He further
noted that the termination of the
lease would not be in the best in-
terest of the citizens of Carrabelle.
"The City," he concluded, "is ea-
ger to draft an overall economic
development strategy and plan to
submit it to your staff for ap-
proval, subsequent to the trans-
fer of the lease."
Mr. Tommy Bevis, who operates
Dockside Marine on Timber Is-
land, requested that commission-
ers not to support Carrabelle's
lease interests. He said that the
State had already informed the
CPAA that it planned to resume
ownership of the Timber Island
Bevis pointed out that "very little
or no development" on Timber Is-
land had been accomplished by
the City of Carrabelle in the past
14 years. "Turning this back over
to the city," explained Bevis, "with
their track record for the last 12
or 14 years, is not really a good
Resident Nita Molsbee informed
commissioners that the citizens of
Carrabelle were in favor of main-
taining the lease to Timber Island.
"We feel like our city government
can control Timber Island," she
said, "they are capable of control-
ling Timber Island and the people
of Carrabelle would like to see y'all
help us."
Chairperson Raymond Williams
stated that he did not want to get
involved in a "local debate." He
added, "they (City of Carrabelle)
are the government in that par-
ticular situation and I think we
ought to support them."

Commissioner Bevin Putnal noted
that he was in favor of support-
ing the city's lease interest. How-
ever, he added that the matter was
probably decided already by the
State. "I don't think it will do a lot
of good," he said, "because I think
the State is going to take it (Tim-
ber Island) back. There hasn't
been a whole lot done over there."

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section that may be interesting to you. Turn to that
section and read for fun.
Find a nook at home where you can put your favorite
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and you're ready to write. Make ajoumal so you can write your thoughts
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or cartoons. Write a letter to yourself about your goals in school for this year.
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The Supply Dock


Carpet Tile Blinds
139B West Gorrie Drive
St. George Island, FL
Telephone: (850) 927-2674
Now Under New Management



Freddy Willis; General Manager
Lee McKnight, Sales
54 Market Street, Suite D, Apalachicola, FL 32328
P.O. Box 388, Eastpoint, FL 32320
Business Office: 850-653-3648 Fax: 850-653-3649

1Oth Annual

Church Fish Fry!

Saturday, September 5th

11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

St. George Island United Methodist Church

201 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island

$5.00 Donation

Served Indoors Fellowship Hall


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The Franklin Chronicle 21 August 1998 Page 7

Alligator Point Taxpayers


By Rene Topping
Tom Vanderplaats urged all mem-
bers of the Alligator Point Taxpay-
ers Association, (APTA) to attend
the September 5th annual meet-
ing and also to be sure to come
early to the 9 a.m. meeting of the
Alligator Point Water Board, to be
held on the same day. He told the
members assembled for the regu-
lar monthly meeting on August 8,
that both of these meeting will be
on things that are very important
to every one who lives on the
The September meeting is the
annual meeting. Election of new
officers will be held. Changes in
the by-laws will be discussed in-
cluding a proposal to change the
fees for membership from $10.00
per year to $20.00.



A small discussion followed the
announcement of the raise in
dues. Some present felt that it was
timely and that the quarterly
newsletter is well worth the
amount it costs, which as one
person said, 'Takes up most of the
dues money." Some others felt
that there was no need to raise
the dues. The proposal will be on
the agenda of the September 5
meeting. Vanderplaats said that
the organization relies on the dues
to keep up with it's expenses. He
felt that APTA has a need to in-
crease it's membership and with
the small amount of money in-
volved, everyone who owns prop-
erty would be well advised to be-

Alligator Point Fire Chief Steve
Fling reported that APTA phone
has been installed at the




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firehouse. A recorder already pur-
chased, will have recorded mes-
sages alerting people to meetings,
any planning and zoning meeting
that has significance to Point resi-
dents and taxpayers, and any
other interesting things happen-
ing that could affect the members.
Several members said they would
help in updating the message and
in monitoring the calls recieved.
It had been hoped that the four
digit number corresponding Ing to
the letters APTA would be avail-
able. Unfortunately, it seems it
was not, at the time of the instal-
lation and the number is 1 (850)
349 9399.
It was reported that It would cost
three to five thousand dollars to
the Life Flight Helicopter Pad
upgrade with lights, orange
markers on the power lines, a
windsock and a well-built
concrete or asphalt pad. Florida
Power Company said they would
install the orange markers for
free. Franklin County Commis-
sion Chairman Raymond
Williams promised his help in
persuading the other commis-
sioners to help with the cost, by
preparing the site for the paving.
Vanderplatts told the residents
that he had people calling and
writing on their dues. Messages
such as requests to replant the
triangle planter box where the
main road coming into the Point
connects with Bald Point Road,
The plants died during the recent
drought. There was some discus-
sionon trying to have a fund
raiser for several good things that
would improve the Point.
Vanderpaats said that although
the APTA has a paid up member-
ship of 255 that is only a small
part of the property ownership on
the peninsula. Members have vol-
unteered to go out over the Labor
Day holiday and give people in-
formation about APTA and It's
aims in an effort to increase the
Vanderplaats, who will be ending
his term as president at the an-
nual meeting, then read out the
following list of candidates who
have all been contacted and have
promised they will serve it elected:
President, Rand Edelstein; 1st
Vice-President, Jim McCachren;
2nd Vice-President, Harry Bitner;
Treasurer, Bob Howard; Secretary
Rachel Lanier; Board of Directors
Barbara James; Joe Hambrose;
Liz Hurley; Ann Snapp; Bunky
Atkinson. Hold-over directors are;
Bob Burnett, Barbara Jordan,
Glen Price, Frank Gibson and
Rudene Moon. He also reminded
people that nominations can be
made from the floor, at the-time
of the meeting.
Liz Hurley announced that there
would be a yard trash pick up on
August 18. She added that this
pickup is not for any white goods.
Vanderplaats urged allresidents'
to go to the Water Board and get
their house number and display
it in front of their home. He said
it is most essential to the fire de-
partment, first responders and for
practically any thing you may
want from the power company,
water company or telephone com-
Residents were then informed
there was a serious matter that
needed to be talked about at the
water meeting. Vanderplaats said
*There is a lot going on you will
hear about on the Fifth of Sep-
tember at 9 a.m."
Vanderplaats also was asked
about the Department of Environ-
mental Protection, (DEP) adver-
tisement in the Franklin
Chronicle. It was explained by
Commissioner Williams that the
developer was moving the road
and paying for the move to im-
prove the appraisal by the state
on the Bald Point property. One
resident said that he lives just
beyond that part of the road that
would be in danger of being
breached In a hurricane. So he for
one, was real happy about the
moving of the road.

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The sale will begin at 8:00 a.m.
and last until 3:00 p.m. No pre-
sales will be accepted.
Many household items will be
available including; upholstered
couches, sofabeds, chairs, exer-
cise equipment, electronics, bed-
ding and clothes. Holiday crafts
andan afgan handmade by Carol
Brinkle will be featured.
Plan to shop in air conditioned
comfort and see what treasures
you might find! Proceeds from the
sale will support the church
building fund. For further infor-
mation, contact Shirley Hartley at

Decisions from Interstate Shellfish Sanitation
Conference Affect Shuckers & Packers

The next meeting of the APTA will
be September 5th at 10 a.m. at
the Fire Station, following the 9
a.m. meeting of the Alligator Point
Water Board.


Area Chamber

Plans 9th



By Tom Campbell
Carrabelle Area Chamber of Com-
merce Executive Director Bonnie
Stephenson announced last week
that plans for the 9th Annual
Waterfront Festival April 17,
1999, are now underway.
"Big changes are being made," Ms.
Stephenson said, "to make this
year's Waterfront Festival more
family oriented. We want this to
be more of a Family Fun Day on
the Carrabelle River waterfront."
More family activities are planned
during the day, instead of live
entertainment. The music group
last year was a big expense for the
chamber and Ms. Stephenson
said the money spent on games
;,and activities for families and
young people will be more attrac-
tive and more rewarding. "These
activities will take place at the
pavilion," she said. "The food ven-
dors will be wide open this year.
Spaces will be bigger and there
will not be an overall chairman,
as the festival was broken into
nine different responsibilities.
Each chairperson and committee
will be in charge of different as-
pects of the Family Fun Day."
Ms. Stephenson continued, "We
need ideas on family-type games
for kids and adults. Games like
Mullet Toss, Cookie Stacking
Contests and Face-Painting are a
few that are planned." She said it
would be great to have "about 20
or 30 more such games." Any per-
son with such ideas to share
should contact Ms. Flo Coody at
Carrabelle Florist, phone (850)
Ms. Stephenson said she hoped
the "community will mark the
date April 17, 1999, on their cal-
endars and help us make this
changed event better with more
emphasis on family fun." For fur-
ther information, phone the
Chamber at (850) 697-2585.

Relief in Dixie
'and Levy
The so-called "net-ban" Amend-
ment to the Florida Constitution
changed the lives of the 730 resi-
dents of Cedar Key, Fla, tucked
away in the eastern portion of the
Florida Panhandle. The Harbor
Branch Oceanographic Institute
(Fort Pierce), and a Florida State
Labor Dept. grant seeded the be-
ginnings of a new life for 49 fish-
ermen. At the conclusion of their
training in aquaculture, each
farmer received clam seed and, a
two-acre off-shore lease.
The results follow: In 1997, the
new industry produced 71 million
farm-raised clams in Levy County
and 6.9 million clams in Dixie
County. Selling at 12 cents each,
the farmers generated $9.4 mil-
lion in Levy County and about
$750,000 in Dixie County. This
also amounted to 80% of the cul-
tured clams produced in Florida.
The farming of clams has also
generated spin-off businesses
such as nurseries producing seed
and others making polyester bags
for the mollusks.
There are still problems, such as
marketing and distribution, nor
has the project been a complete
solution to the so-called "net-ban"
situation. But, there is a start to
a transition of a new way of mak-
ring a living off the water. (From
FLORIDA TREND: The magazine
of Florida Business (August
1998), p. 20).

Island Methodist

Church Sponsors

Annual Yard &

Crafts Sale

August 29

On Saturday, August 29, St.
George Island United Methodist
Church will hold its Tenth Annual
Indoor Yard and Crafts Sale, in
the Fellowship Hall of the church,
which is located at 201 E. Gulf

The Executive Board of the Inter-
state Shellfish Sanitation Confer-
ence made several regulatory de-
cisions on July 24, which will
affect the area's shuckers and
Those decisions include:
1. Members of the United States
Food and Drug Administrations
(FDA) will collaborate with Florida
Department of Environmental
Protections members to inspect
half of the Florida shucker-pack-
ers beginning on October 21,
1998. The inspectors will select
the shucker-packer firms ran-
domly. Inspections will occur
while the firm is in operation.
If any individual firm fails to meet
certification requirements, the
Executive Board of the Interstate
Shellfish Sanitation Conference
may recommend to the FDA that
the firm be removed from the In-
terstate Certified Shellfish Ship-
pers List (ICCSL).
2. After inspections of all firms,
the FDA will evaluate the inspec-
tion results using the newly es-
tablished criteria developed by the

Panel to Review Information on

Effectiveness of Bycatch Reduction

Devices in Shrimp Trawls

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Man-
agement Council (Council) will
convene an Ad Hoc Technical Re-
view Panel on September 2, 1998
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 333
Poydras Street, New Orleans. The
panel, consisting of Council mem-
bers with technical backgrounds,
will review analyses on the effec-
tiveness of shrimp trawl bycatch
reduction devices (BRDs) in re-
ducing the number of juvenile red
snapper taken as bycatch. The
National Marine Fisheries Service
(NMFS) will complete their analy-
ses based on an ongoing observer
program that is collecting data on
the effectiveness of the BRDs be-
ing used in trawls on commercial
shrimp vessels in the Gulf.
NMFS will use the data collected
to determine if all or a portion of
an additional 3.12 million pounds
(MP) of red snapper will be allo-
cated to recreational and com-
mercial fishermen in September.
That action is based on an interim
rule implemented by NMFS
whereby the 3.12 MP allocation
was withheld contingent upon the
BRDs reducing the bycatch ofju-
venile red snapperby 60 percent.

Ten percent of the allocation will
be released for each percent of
bycatch reduction over 50 per-
cent, as determined by the ob-
server program.
A copy of the agenda can be ob-
tained by calling 813-228-2815.
Although other issues not on:
the agenda may come before
the Committee for discussion,
in accordance with the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Con-
servation and Management Act,
those issues may not be the sub-
ject of formal Committee action
during this meeting.
The meeting is open to the

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Man-
agement Council is 1 of 8 regional
fishery management councils
that were established by the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Con-
servation and Management Act of
1976. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council prepares
fishery management plans that
are designed to manage fishery re-
sources in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The Western Round-Up: A

"Foot-Stompin' Good Time"

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Western Round-Up! The event, which
is being hosted by the Franklin County Chapter of Literacy Vol-
unteers of America, will take place on Saturday, September 26 at
4 p.m. at the Eastpoint Firehouse.
The Western Round-Up will feature a variety of entertainment
including live music, comedy and dance routines starting at 4:00
p.m. At 5:00 p.m., guests will be treated to a BBQ dinner "with all
the fixin's."
The Western Round-Up will also feature a costume contest. The
contest will of course be western wear. Prizes will be given to the
best dressed guy and gal in the adult and child categories. Door
prizes will also be given to numerous lucky individuals in atten-
So, what kind of fun can visitors expect at the 2nd Annual West-
ern Round-Up? According to Bonnie Segree, who serves as the
County's Literacy Director, "They can expect a good meal, lots of
entertainment...and a foot-stompin' good time."
Tickets may be purchased at the Franklin County Public Library's
Literacy Department in Eastpoint: $5 for adults and $3 for chil-
dren. Take-out boxes will also be available for those BBQ lovers
on a tight schedule. Ads will also be on sale for the Literacy
Department's Program Booklet. Support your local Literacy Pro-
gram! See y'all at the Round-Up!! For more information, please
call 670-4481.



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Executive Board to determine if
all state shucker-packers will be
removed from the ICCSL.
3. The FDA will issue an inter-
pretation concerning actions to be
taken to remove products due to
time & temperature violations of
shellfish and for dirty ice viola-
tions. This interpretation will be
used in the joint inspections and
According to a July 27 letter from
David Heil, with the Chief Bureau
of Marine Resource Regulation
and Development of the DEP, the
FDA had requested that the Ex-
ecutive Board of Interstate Shell-
fish Sanitation Conference resolve
disagreements in concerning the
state's shellfish program
"FDA alleged that Florida
shucker-packers had too many
violations," noted Hell, "FDA al-
leged that Florida inspector's were
too lenient in noting deficiencies
and too lenient in taking actions
to remove products due to time/
temperature violations of shellfish
and dirty ice violations."

PaoP 8 21 Aunpst 1998 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday

Power Out North Of Carrarelle

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By Tom Campbell
The area from the fire tower where
Division of Forestry offices are
now located, north to Turkey
Point, suffered an electrical power
outage August 11 for about half
an hour.
Carrabelle Police Chief Buddy
Shiver explained that a big truck
hit an electric power pole and
caused the break in power. The
truck apparently could not make
the turn at the entrance to the
Division of Forestry complex and
struck the pole.

A Florida Power employee ex-
plained that the electric system
was set up in a way similar to the
system in a home. There are cir-
cuits and circuit breakers. "The
system was tripped out, like a
breaker in a house," he said.
The area effected by the outage
extended from the area of Division
of Forestry complex north to Tur-
key Point. This covers an area
approximately ten miles long. The
power was out for that area from
approximately 10:30 until 11:00
a.m., Wednesday, August 11.

Proposal Deadline Set for
Tobacco Free Partnership Funds

*From left: George Chapel, Rhetta Strange, Sandra Lee
Johnson and Kathy Mayne with the Tobacco Free

By Brian Goercke
,Members of the Franklin County
Tobacco Free Partnership recently
set a deadline for all prospective
grant seekers, to submit propos-
,als. for tobacco free funds. The
;.hiding limit for all proposals has
Jien set at $5,499. The propos-
as., must be at the Franklin
Adounty Health Department in
Aialachicola and Carrabelle by
"00 p.m. on September 10.
Tehe Franklin County Tobacco
'Y'ree Partnership has received in
excesss of $58,000 to be used for
activitiess designed to prevent to-
,-bacco use by youth, ages 17 and
youngerr. Of those funds, $27,373
". lI be used for activities for all
'foimunitv vouth members.
Questions About
Florida Powers of
Get the facts about powers, of at-
torney before giving someone else
the authority to make decisions
for you if incapacitated.
As a public service, The
Florida Bar provides an
easy-to-understand consumer
pamphlet entitled, "Florida Pow-
ers of Attorney." It's the newest
addition to the Bar's consumer
pamphlet series. The pamphlet
explains what is a power of attor-
ney, the duties and powers of an
attorney-in-fact, why to use a
power of attorney, the relation-
ship of a power of attorney to
other legal documents such as
health care surrogate designation,
and other relevant information
about powers of attorney.
You may obtain a copy of this
pamphlet or any other consumer
pamphlet by sending a self-ad-
dressed and stamped envelope to
Consumer Pamphlets, Public In-
formation & Bar Services, 650
Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee,
Fla. 32399-2300. Single copies
are free of charge and information
on bulk orders is also available
by writing or calling, 850/
561-5834. The pamphlet is also
available on The Florida Bar's
website, FLABAR ONLINE, at

$26,018 will be used for activities
that focus on minority youth.
While a substantial amount of the
funding has been designated for
minority youth, any youth mem-
ber may participate in any of the
tobacco free funded activities.
A workshop has been scheduled
for August 27 from 8:30 a.m. to
5:.00 p.m. at the Apalachicola
Community Center to help an-
swer questions about preparing a
proposal to receive funding. Those
individuals in receiving such
funding should bring a completed
draft proposal to the workshop.
Those interested in registering for
the workshop may contact Kathy
Mayne at 653-2111.



Mall Invites


By Tom Campbell
Quality Antique and Collectible
Dealers are welcome at the
Apalachicola Antique Mall, 117
Market Street in downtown
Apalachicola. Tourists and local
folks enjoy going in and brows-
ing, some times for hours. There
are 5,900 feet of Dealer Space,
upstairs and downstairs, and
hundreds of beautiful items to
enjoy.Mr. Rick Martin and his
charming wife Kim Lathrup en-
joy their work and love the area.
They have been coming here
"since 1988," Kim said.' They do
the buying and selling of antiques,
and share the space with Ms.
Perianne McKeown, who has
Home Arts, a custom framing and
sewing business in the building
with the Antique Mall.
"I love this town," Kim said. "The
whole area, actually." Her hus-
bard agreed. Rick said. "Mv fa-

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and enjoy the million-dollar views.
People pay a lot of money to come
here and enjoy it."
He and his wife also own the
Greensboro Antique Mall in
Greensboro, Georgia, half-way
between Atlanta and Augusta.
That area is famous for its golf
courses along Lake Oconee. "Up
at the Greensboro Antique Mall,"
Rick Martin said, "We have about
fifty dealers." These dealers have
designated spaces within the Mall
where they display their antiques
and collectibles.
"The traffic here (in Apalachicola)
has been good this summer," Mr.
Martin said. "We're happy to be
They were down in the area in
January of 1998 and "this build-
ing came up for rent," he said. "We
just happened along and we
found it tailor-made for an an-
tique mall. So we rented in Feb-
ruary. This is a gargantuan
amount of space, so we've been
busy trying to fill it with antiques."
They opened June 1, 1998. Kim
said that she loves the area "too
much." She doesn't want to leave
to go back to Georgia. She is a
veterinarian, and that work re-
quires her to be an the vicinity of


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Athens, Georgia, where the Uni-
versity of Georgia is located. She
loves that work also, but the
Apalachicola area is "just wonder-
ful and we love it," she said.
Perianne will run the "Home Arts"
and the Mall when Mr. Martin and
his wife are out of town. But they
will be here as often as they can.
"She took her first summer off,"
Mr. Martin said of his wife, the
veterinarian. "And now, I don't
want to go back," she smiled.
They will be in town as often as
they possibly can, because
"Apalachicola is a wonderful
place, full of mystery and beauti-
ful views."

Tobacco and
the Movie
The 1998 "Thumbs Up! Thumbs
Down!" survey by the American
Lung Association asked over 150
California teenagers to review 250
box office movies aired between
1991 and 1996. The survey found
* Over a half the movies included
pro-tobacco messages, while only
a quarter of the movies contained
anti-tobacco messages.
* According to the findings, mov-
ies with no depiction of tobacco
use made more money: $71 mil-
lion in domestic box office re-
ceipts, while movies with 30 or
more incidents of tobacco use av-
eraged $8 million dollars less per
* Leading and/or supporting ac-
tors lit up in 75% of the movies
that included tobacco use; 68%
of movies depicted tobacco use.
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Red's wife is the former Billie Faye Crum. Their
sons are Dan and Clint Davis, and their daughter is
Kelly Turner.

Red has owned and operated Red's BP since Janu-
ary 1979. He served in the U.S. military for 38
years and is now retired. Red is a former school
board member and a past President of the Jaycees.

The "Red" Davis family has been involved in
seafood for 55 years and continuing. He has been a
financial contributor to the Share program and
Franklin County Seafood Workers Association
Food Program. He has served in the Franklin
County Sheriffs Department Reserve and
Auxillary for 8 years (school dances, fc atball
games, graduation, etc.). He was sponsor of the
Franklin County School Board Scholarship Award.

Pd. Pol. Ad reviewed by the campaign account of Arthur
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mates show that less than a quar-
ter (24.7%) of the adult popula-
tion smokes.
* Men lit up more than twice as
often as women in movies that
depicted tobacco use: 95% of the
movies showed men using to-
bacco products, while 41%
showed women using tobacco
products. Again, only about a
quarter of adult males (27%) and
females (22.6%) actually smoke,
according to CDC data.
* Thirty-three percent of the mov-
ies showed scenes where tobacco
use could be interpreted as attrac-
tive; youth described these scenes
as "sexy," "exciting," "powerful."
"sports-related," "sophisticated,"
"and a means of celebration."
* Youth reviewers felt that 20% of
the movies included tobacco use
in "inappropriate" areas, such as
smoking around children, in hos-
pitals, courtrooms, libraries,
schools, and around gas stations.
*Sixteen percent of the movies
showed scenes where tobacco use
demonstrated independence or
* Sixteen percent of the movies
included anti-tobacco comments
by actors, while 8% included vi-
sual cues such as coughing or
waving smoke away.
* The 1996 survey asked 100
teenagers to also review television
shows. Teens found that tobacco
use is shown in movies about five
times more often than in episodes
of TV shows.
(Source: American Lung Associa-
tion Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!
brochure titled, "Teens Take a
Look at Tobacco Use in
1991-1996 Movies.)

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Giant Snowman On Hwy. 98

In Eastpoint

By Tom Campbell

A giant snowman was standing on the side of Highway 98 in Eastpoint
on August 7, not the time of year snowmen normally stand in the
yard of a home.

"We wanted to do something to honor his memory," Hillary Belliveaux
explained. She is the daughter-in-law of Mr. Al Belliveaux, who re-
cently died of a heart attack. The sign on the snowman stated: "We
miss you. Al Belliveaux, 1-9-33 to 8-5-98."

Ms. Belliveaux said she and her husband Ken were discussing what
they might do to honor the memory of Ken's father. "We did it in
memory of him," she said.

Mr. Al Belliveaux lived in the Eastpoint community over ten years. He
always put the big snowman-out front on his lawn, before Christmas
holidays each year. "He decorated it with lights," the daughter-in-law
explained. "Everybody came to know him as 'Snowman.' So we de-
cided, Ken and I, that this would be a good way to honor his memory."
The snowman stands on the side of the highway with his hat in his
hand and a tear on his cheek.

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5K Run To Be

Held On Island

On Saturday, August 29, the An-
nual 5K Run sponsored by the St.
George Island United Methodist
Church, will be held beginning at
8:00 a.m. Men's and Ladies'
events will be featured as well as
a "Fun Run" for children ages 12
and under. Participants will re-
ceive T-shirts, medallions and tro-

hies. An entry fee donation of
10.00 is requested.
The Run is being held in conjunc-
tion with the Annual Yard and
Craft Sale at the Island Method-
ist Church, which is located at
201 E. Gulf Beach Drive, on the
island. Registration for the 5K
Run begins at 7:15 a.m. in the
church parking lot. For-more in-
formation about the race, please
contact Dan Ruhl at 927-2671 or
Mike Duenas in Tallahassee at
(850) 386-7037.


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waterfront, offering all the genu-
ine qualities of the area. St.
George Island is visible across the
bay. Shrimp boats and other ves-
sels come and go. As night falls,
the place glows with hundreds of
lights. When this writer was there,
the evening was perfect and so
was the food.

The Daily Special on that day was
broiled with Teriyaki glaze, garlic
mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Chef Slade Beaty especially pre-
pares each dish in an effort to
please. He may even bring it out
to the table for you, and engage
you with a smile and conversa-
They offer appetizers, such as
Panhandle Chowder, crab cakes
with spicey tartar sauce, and peel
and eat shrimp. The salads are
Classic Caesar, House Salad and
Greek Salad. The whole effect is
good to look at and taste. You
have your choice of dressings.

Oysters on the half shell are
offered, as well as fried, and Oys-
ters Rockefeller. Or you may
choose Angel Hair Pasta with
Shrimp, sauteed with olive oil,
garlic, bell peppers, snow peas,

sun dried tomatoes with Romano
Cheese..There is also Angel Hair
with Crab Cakes.

Entrees include; Pan Fried Floun-
der, Lemon Caper Butter, Garlic
Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables.
Grouper is available Pan Fried or
Cajun Grilled with Basil Cream.
MAHI MAHI is offered, as well as
Fried Shrimp, Seafood Brochette
which is Chargrilled Skewered
Shrimp and Seafood served over
rice and vegetables with lemon
butter, Crab Cakes, Oysters and
Shrimp, or you may choose an
8-ounce Filet Mignon.

They also offer a Children's Menu
of chicken fingers, hamburger or
angel hair. And they tempt you
with homemade desserts, like Key
Lime Pie, Chocolate Mousse pie,
and the best custard ever created.
The coffee is .good too.
Friday they feature a Dozen Oys-
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day is from 4 to 6 p.m.. Reserva-
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Fun, Games and

Tobacco Awareness}

On Saturday the 22nd of Augustg
The Franklin County Public Li-
brary WINGS project, with a
grant from the Franklin County
Tobacco Free Partnership Proa
gram, will sponsor a day and
evening full of fun and instruc-
tional activities. Youth ages 10
through 17 from throughout
Franklin County will gather at the
Eastpoint firehouse beginning at
9:00 in the morning. After regis-
tration, a pancake breakfast will.
be served. Activities throughout
the day will include sessions
where medical information re-.
garding the health hazards of
nicotine use will be explained; a
leadership skills workshop will be
presented; there will be entertain-
ing and fun games. Lunch will be
bar-b-que ribs and chicken
cooked by the St. George Island
Cookers. Dinner will be PIZZA and
MORE PIZZA. During the course
of the day and evening, there will,
be drawings for a large variety of
door prizes. The event will end'
with a dance.

If you or a young person you,
know, are 10 17 years old, and:
would like to be a part of this day;-
call Ms. Pamela at the Franklin
County Public Library, Eastpoint;
Branch. Give your name and a:
phone number where you can be,
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Pare 10 21 August 1998 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Fridav

Lice May Be
,Resistant To
:.ry Tom Campbell
?tee shampoos have managed to
Qi-tail nitpicking in the 1990's,
tift recent news suggested that
,.'ome sort of cudgel in the chemi-
;3:El1 field may be called for in the
Aot too distant future.
Writing in an August 12. 1998,
rtcle in Wall Street Journal, J.C.
'obnklin said, "Some studies now
.%fggest that lice are becoming
resistant t to the chemicals used"
t i ]ice shampoos.
.'4P continued, "If that is true, des-
-perate parents will once again be
searching for new lice-fighting
:4Lice are extremely small, but
,,resent big problems to schools
. nd parents.
3.JC. Conklin said, "Six million
.-cases of lice were reported last
,year, up almost 10 percent from
just two years before, according
t 'Surveillance Data Inc., a Ply-
.iouth Meeting, Pa., concern that
surveyed school nurses in 208
,;JS. cities. The survey was spon-
sored by pharmaceutical com-
, 'pany Warner-Lambert Co., which
r'imakes lice shampoos."
,.;He went on, "But whatever the
"number of cases, there's no doubt
that lice are a constant source of
'~ii-ritation. Although they aren't
harmful, they are itchy, highly
contagious, difficult to get rid of
-- and creepy."
;Conklin stated, "Many schools
,.,now do regular lice checks, and
;infected heads are usually ban-
,ished until all signs of the lice and
-:their sesame-seed-shaped egg
'sacs, called nits, are gone."
Nix, Rid and other lice shampoos
Contain a chemical called pyre-
-' thrin, which is made from natu-
ral pesticides found in chrysan-
,themums, or permethrin, a simi-
"'lar chemical that is produced syn-
-*However, three recent studies
.-about these chemicals show there
are now strains of superlice that
,can survive pyrethrin and
--Manufacturers of the shampoos
,'quoted officials who say not
'enough information is available
- yet to prove that lice have become
c. resistant to their shampoos. But
-the Food and Drug Administra-
'tiUn said it "is considering a re-
,quest by Virginia officials to in-
' estigate the effectiveness of lice
.For lice entrepreneurs, superlice
present new challenges, and new
Ms. Lidia Serrano quit her Florida
school-nurse job and started a
nitpicking business.
At Ms. Serrano's place, four nit-
'pickers wearing shower caps,
;'white jumpsuits and plastic boo-
t ies are getting busier.
I'Deborah Boehme of Carl Springs,
-Florida, paid $170 to have nit-
;pickers pick nits from her
-:0-year-old daughter's hair.
'1'Yet many doctors play down the
-rieed for professional removal ser-
vices. one doctor said, "I tell par-
~ents to got a comb and a medi-
pated shampoo."
-This, as many parents know, is
Easier said than done. "Lice com-
.,pletely take over your life," said
;Gerri English of Massachusetts.
''if you're not on top of them all
'the time -- washing sheets, bag-
;ging toys, combing through hair,
,.you'll never get rid of them. I feel
;like I should have been put on
'Prosac when my daughter got

6Il ^ I S S 3* *T0



Highway 98 & 6th Street
EST. 1836
8:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.

Ms. English tried lice shampoos
on her eight-year-old daughter,
but couldn't get rid of the tena-
cious critters. A friend told her
about a nitpicker who charges
$50 an hour. "I don't care how
much it costs." said Ms. English.
"The peace of mind a second pair
of eyes gave me was worth it."

Two-Year Degree

In Aquaculture

Now Offered By

HBOI and Indian

River Community


Aquaculture is the fastest grow-
ing segment of American agricul-
ture and holds tremendous eco-
nomic promise in both Florida
and the U.S. This growing indus-
try is creating a demand for
skilled employees.

Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institute's (HBOI) Aquaculture Di-
vision has been at the forefront of
applied aquaculture research, de-
velopment and training for many
years. The Aquaculture Center for
Training, Education and Demon-
stration at Harbor Branch, known
as ACTED, has recently united
with Indian River Community
College (IRCC) to offer an Associ-
ate in Science Degree in Agricul-
tural Business Technology with
an Aquaculture Specialization.
The two-year program combines
hands-on training in a commer-
cial production setting, with tra-
ditional college courses. The de-
gree requires 60 credits, 29 of
which will be taught at Harbor
Most graduates of the program
can expect to immediately ehter
the aquaculture workforce. Stu-
dents will gain practical ejeri-
ence with fish, shrimp and mol-
luscan culture in ACTED's
22,000-square-foot facility.
Courses in aquatic animal health
management and water quality
systems will also be offered
on-site. i
The Indian River Community Col-
lege Aquaculture Program will in-
clude classroom instruction in
general education, biology, sci-
ence, marketing, economics, and
management principles, to pro-
vide students with a solid aca-
demic foundation.
HBOI/IRCC classes start this fall.
For registration information, con-
tact Indian River Community Col-
lege, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort
Pierce, FL 34981-5596, (561)
462-4809 or:
Harbor Branch 'Oceanographic
Institution (HBOI), ACTED, 5600
U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL
34946, (561) 465-2400 x416,
email: acted@hboi.edu

DEP AddrieM

Threat of Non-

Native Species


The August 10th Newsweek
Magazine contains a story on the
ever growing threat that
non-native species invasions pose
to native flora and fauna through-
out the United States. Because
Florida's rivers and lands were
among the first places .in the.
United States to experience alien
plant invasions, some dating back
to the arrival of the early Spanish
settlers in the late 1500s, the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) has
emerged as a national leader in
managing alien plant invasions on
public lands.
In addition to leading the state's
efforts to control invasive aquatic
plants, DEP contributes $1 mil-
lion a year to the South Florida
Water Management District's ef-
fort to remove Australian
melaleuca trees (Melaleuoa
quinquenervia) from Everglades
Conservation areas. To date, more
than 100,000 acres have been
cleared of this noxious plant to
bring maintenance control (main-
taining the lowest possible densi-
ties of invading plants on a con-
tinuous basis) to this species.
A new program established within
DEP's Division of State Lands is
applying similar maintenance
control techniques to upland en-
vironments on public lands. A pi-
lot program that began in 1997
has cleared nearly 13,000 acres
of a dozen alien plant species in-

St. Joe Chairman And CEO, Peter S.

Rummell, Elected To Board Of Directors

Of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.

The Board of Directors of Florida
East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI)
(NYSE: FLA), at their August 17,
1998 meeting, elected Peter S.
Rummell, chairman and CEO of
The St. Joe Company (NYSE:
JOE), as a director. The meeting
was held in St. Augustine.
The board also declared a cash
dividend of two and one-half cents
($.025) per share on FECI's com-
mon stock, payable on Septem-
ber 18, 1998, to stockholders of
record September 4, 1998.
Carl F. Zellers, chairman and
chief executive officer of FECI,
said Rummell's selection to the
board will provide a creative per-
spective to the company, particu-
larly in the increasingly important
real estate component of our busi-
ness. "Peter understands real es-
tate development from the broad-
est perspective, and he knows
how to get value from real estate
assets. His presence on the board
will also provide a productive
channel for improved com-
munications between the two
"I am delighted to be a part of this
historic company that has had
such a profound impact on the
development of the State of
Florida," said Rummell. "I plan to
take a very active role in growing
shareholder value from FECI's
extraordinary assets, and I believe
that FECI's future can be every
bit as dynamic as it's past."
Recently St. Joe.and Gran Cen-
tral 'Corporation, the real estate
subsidiary of FECI, executed a
formal asset management agree-

ment, under which St. Joe will
manage Gran Central's existing
portfolio of more than six million
square feet of commercial and in-
dustrial facilities and all future
Gran Central development. With
the execution of this agreement,
St. Joe has the responsibility,
subject to Gran Central approval,
to develop, construct and lease
Gran Central assets.
Rummell came to St. Joe in Janu-
ary 1997 as chairman and CEO
of Florida's largest private land-
owner. St. Joe is a publicly held
company based in Jacksonville
and is engaged in community,
commercial, industrial, leisure
and resort development, along
with residential realty services.
The company also has significant
interests in timber, sugar and
transportation. Rummell came to
St. Joe from The Walt Disney
Company where he served as
chairman of Walt Disney
Imagineering, the Disney division
responsible for the company's
worldwide creative design, real
estate, and research activities.
The principal operations of Florida
East Coast Industries, Inc., a pub-
licly held company based in St.
* Augustine, Florida, and its sub-
sidiaries primarily relate to the
transportation of goods by rail
and to the development, leasing,
management and sale of real es-
tate. Both the transportation and
realty operations are located
within the state of Florida. The rail
, segment of the company operates
only within the state of Florida,
with the majority of its revenues
being derived from'interline traf-
fic from two connecting rail

St. Joe's Arvida Taps Britt Greene As

Vice-President-Project General

Manger For West Florida

Jim Motta, President and CEO of
Arvida, the community develop-
ment arm of the St. Joe Company,
announced on August 17th, the
appointment of Britt Greene as
Vice-President-Project General
Manager. Greene was president of
Markborough, Florida, where he
was responsible for the develop-
ment of Hunter's Green, a
master-planned community in
Tampa. At Arvida, Greene will di-
rect the development of commu-
nities in Walton County, Florida.
"Britt has a thorough understand-
ing of how to create wonderful
places where people have a great!
time and feel at home. He is com-
mitted to meeting the lifestyle
needs of people-whether they are
seeking a vacation experience or
a second home," Motta said. "Britt
is part of a team that will 'bring
an exciting new dimension to the
work of Arvida and St. Joe, in west
"Our long-term strategy is to cre-
ate unique and inviting commu-
nities of the highest quality for the
best value," Greene said. "These
communities will be designed to
meet the needs of people to work,
live and play in one of the most
beautiful and promising vacation
destinations in the United States."
Prior to his tenure at Markbor-
ough, Florida, Greene was the
co-founder of Tampa Bay Re-
sources, Inc., a development com-
pany that developed, sold and
provided asset management ser-
vices to over 2,700 multi-family
homes throughout Florida.

cluding Australian pine (Casua-
rina spp.), Brazilian pepper
(Schinus terebinthifolius), and
melaleuca. As a result of addi-
tional dollars provided by local
governments through cost shar-
ing, the original $1 million of state
funds grew to more than $1.5
million by the end of the first year,
enough to control these invasive
plants on 127 sites in central and
south Florida.
This year, a systematic approach
was developed to reach DEP's long
term goal of reducing upland alien
plant infestations on public lands
by 25% by 2010. Eleven regional
working groups throughout the
state consisting of city, county,
state, and federal land managers
are established. This approach
incorporates DEP's fundamentals
of ecosystem management relying
on the partnership of local public
land managers input.
The battle against invasive plants
has spanned almost 100 years. At
the turn of the century, the
nation's first large-scale aquatic
plant management program was

Greene earned his Bachelor of
Science Degree in Business Ad-
ministration from the University
of Florida. Greene brings to Arvida
over 15 years of senior manage-
ment experience. Greene's roots
began in developing marketing
and sales programs, before mov-
ing up to the management of a full
range of real estate services.
Greene's leadership at Hunter's
Green, the 1,980-acre iaster-
planned community in Tampa,
Florida, earned him and his team
numerous awards from national
builder associations, governmen-
tal planning bodies and environ-
mental agencies.
He and his wife Kathleen will live
in the Panama City area with their
two sons, ages eleven and eight.
Recently, Arvida announced that
Doug Duke had been named Vice-
President for home building in
west Florida. In addition, Chris
Corr was recently named Vice-
President-Strategy and New
Arvida is one of the nation's most
respected developers of large-
scale master-planned communi-
ties. Founded in 1958, Arvida and
its predecessors have completed
more than 50 master-planned
communities containing 35,000
new homes. In November, 1997,
.St. Joe purchased a controlling
interest in St. Joe/Arvida Com-
pany, L.P., which holds the major
assets of Arvida Company. St. Joe
will conduct the majority of its
residential development activity
under the Arvida trademark.

established in Florida when the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
began removing the South Ameri-
can floating water hyacinth
(Elchhomia crassipes) from the St.
John's River so steam boats could
navigate the waterway. Efforts
throughout the first half of the
century, were piecemeal and frag-
mented, allowing new invaders,
like hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata),
to confound aquatic plant
Attempts in the 1960s by numer-
ous state and local government
agencies to manage invasive
aquatic alien plants in Florida's
waterways only partly successful
because of a lack of coordination,
To address this problem, DEP's
Bureau of Invasive Plant Manage-
ment (formerly Bureau of Aquatic
Plant Management) was created
by the legislature in 1971 as the
lead agency to foster a statewide
team approach to solving aquatic
plant problems.
For more information about DEP's
efforts to manage alien plant in-
vasions, please contact Jeff
Schardt (Aquatic plant Invasions)
at 850-488-5631 and Greg
Jubinsky (Upland plant invasion)
at 850-487-2600.

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(218) The Apalachee Indi-
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(198) Lethal Medicine: The
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(199) Gathering Storm:
America's Militia Threat.
By Morris Dees with James
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Dees writes that these mi-
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vacuum but are close cous-
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And Writers To
Meet Sept. 14
By Tom Campbell
The Panhandle Poets and Writers
will hold their regular meeting
Monday, September 14 at 7 PM
at the Episcopal Church in
Carrabelle. The Church is located
two blocks east of Highway 67 in
Carrabelle, N.W. Avenue A.
Interested poets and writers of the
area are invited to attend and
bring a short story or poem to
share with the group for com-
The group meets the second Mon-
day of each month at the church
at7 p.m. The purpose of the group
is to provide a forum for local writ-
ers and poets to offer selections,
encouraging criticisms and sug-
1'he group has published one
anthology and plans to publish
another, when enough appropri-
ate material has been gathered,
edited, and prepared in
camera-ready format.

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Scallops Are Coming, from
Page 1

Tommy is planning to undercut
what you would lease your dock
to unload scallops. Is that true?"
- He added if that were so then the
board should ask that Bevis
charge the going rate. He felt that
would make it an equal "playing
Randy Poteet said, "There's not
enough scallops out there to last
the year and we've been here 60
something years. How long have
you (Bevis) been here?"
Gene Langston said, "This flies in
the face of the development order."
He questioned the board's author-
ity and added that the city con-
trols the development order. He
told Bevis, "At some point you are
going to have to go to the city. Or
are you just going to ignore the
city and go and do whatever you
want to do?" There was no re-
sponse from Bevis.
After more interchange between
the board and the audience, Ron
Crawford said that he would be
unloading at Millender's dock.
Saunders said that although he

and Millender had conversations
with scallopers, none of them had
signed up with either company.
He claimed they were waiting to
find out which would be the
Saunders stated that when a dock
is leased to someone for the pur-
pbse of off loading scallops, that
entity takes over his whole dock
and equipment. When Ron
Crawford pointed out that the let-
ter from Bevis did not require a
vote and that Bevis was just noti-
fying the board and that he had
not asked for board approval.
Freda White said, No, Hell, no.
He just said he's going to do it.
Crawford responded that Bevis
would not just be able to do it, as
he would have to get a lot of state
There was a call from the audi-
ence for the members of the board
to vote. Saunders said if Bevis
paid property taxes and leased the
property for what it was worth, he
would have no objection. Lycett
said, "I think it is imperative that
if we claim to be looking after the
interests of the people of
Carrabelle and business people
have come up before us with a
problem, that it is certainly a rea-
sonable request that we listen to
them and take it seriously. And
the statement has just been made
that Mr. Bevis unloading scallops,
and I'm taking these people at
their word, if Mr. Bevis unloading
scallops is going to adversely af-
fect their business of unloading
scallops, then I think we should
pay attention to it and we should
so vote to protect the people who
are already in business."
Ron Crawford said he had heard
nothing at the meeting to make
him change his mind. "I have
made the statement earlier that
if they could prove to me, what
this was going to be. I have only
heard here today what might be.
This man here, (Bevis) has to pass.
all regulatory and every thing else
to get his facility underway," He
then added, "To clarify things
from my viewpoint, Mr. Bevis went
on the island over there, long be-
fore I came on this board. Those
agreements made with Mr. Bevis
and the City of Carrabelle and
with the state, as it pertains to
Timber Island, I have to deal with
after the fact."
He went on, "And I'm telling you,
it's a free enterprise system and
people have a right to go in busi-
Lycett finally made the motion to
deny the letter from Beavis and it
was passed by a majority of the
After the vote was taken, the ma-
jority of the audience trooped out
of the meeting. Lycett asked the
board members to look at a letter
he passed to each member. He
said, "I need to know whether the
members of the Port Authority feel
that, and frankly have the intes-
tinal fortitude to stand up for,
principle, and fight this movement
towards dissolving the Port Au-
thority." He said that he had writ-
ten the letter as explanation to the
various agencies. He added the
letter was controversial and he felt
would meet with some opposition.
He said he did not want to con-
tinue with any action on the let-
ter, if the board members were noc
in agreement with it is contents.
He felt that if this was not a pri-
ority, then he would leave it alone
and added, "I'm sure my social life
in Carrabelle would be better if 1
do." He stated that he was for
standing on principle and he felt
the CPAA had been bushwhacked
and the City was the loser for it.
He went on to say, "If the board
does not have the stomach for it,
then I would just as soon take the
letters back and let sleeping dogs
The members decided to take the
letter home, read it and consider
it. The next meeting of the CPAA
is set for September 3 at 6 p.m.

Galloway Proposes Tax
Increase, from Page 1
as tar as property tax miinage. "'We
are less than a mill, and we are
allowed up to two mills. These
mechanisms are available to meet
the facilities' needs of the schools
on the local level."
The current millage as approved
by the school board, is .667 mills,
which will generate about
$427,066. Then add the funds
from the state, which will be about
$297,000, and the fund balance
forward of $319,000. That leaves
approximately a million dollars to
address capital outlay needs of
the current year. "We have bud-
geted," Mr. Highsmith said, "about
920,000-based on the current



Commissioner Brogan Releases TV

Documentary "How Florida Got Cool!"

Commissioner of Education
Frank T. Brogan today announced
the release of a TV documentary,
"How Florida Got Cool" produced
by the Florida Public Broadcast-
ing Service (FPBS).
The documentary traces the life
and inventions of John Gorrie,
a 19th Century physician and in-
ventor who lived in Apalachicola.
Gorrie is known as the "father" of
modern refrigeration and air
The video was produced for the
Department to augment class-
room activities in Florida history.
These history requirements are
part of the Sunshine State Stan-
dards for Florida public schools.
Commissioner Brogan believes
this documentary will be an im-
portant addition to classrooms-
and is sending copies to 1,400
Florida public and private middle
and high schools, and Florida his-
tory museums and libraries next
week. George Chapel, Apalach-
icola, was a key contributor to this
"What students are going to see
is a.true story about a great Flo-
ridian, an outstanding civic leader

year Capital Outlay news. When
you take the lists provided by the
principals, not including all the
projects they say are needed, in a
walk-through of physical plant
surveys, that's an additional
$600,000 plus, of projects that
need to be addressed, over and
above the $920,000 that are in the
current Capital Outlay needs,"
That could be taken care of in a
five-year plan, if the deteriorating
needs are not going to got worse.
However, a physical facility that
is in a deteriorating state, in one
year will be worse, and in two
years will be worse yet. Carpets,
walls and so forth, that have been
mentioned for years as needing
improvement, these can only get
worse over time. The question is,

and a great humanitarian..." said
"How Florida Got Cool" will be
shown on many of Florida's pub-
lic television stations over the next
several months. Dr. David
Colburn, University of Florida's
Vice Provost, History Professor,
and Executive Director of the
Askew Institute introduces the
documentary for public television
viewing. He talks briefly about
why Florida history can be impor-
tant to us today.

The "John Gorrie" video is part of
a long range project, a Florida
History TV documentary series
being produced by FPBS, "The
Florida Story," a series that traces.
Florida's history for the past 500
years. The Department of Educa-
tion, along with the Department
of State, is helping to partially
fund the series. Foundation fund-
ing and private donations are be-
ing raised by FPBS. Plans are to
premier the series, "The Florida
Story," in the fall of 2000.
For additional information, visit
the website at www.floridastory.

are these realistic needs? 'These
things have been mentioned for
several years," said Mr.
Highsmith, "and they have not
been addressed."
Mr. Highsmith pointed that there
are "other possibilities-funds
available through the state, bond-
ing and so forth, that are avail-
able, but in order to participate,
you first have to meet the require-
ment of minimum two mills, be-
fore you can participate."

Text of Resolution Opposing MFC Regulation


WHEREAS, the passage of Article 10, section 16, Florida Constitution, entitled
Limiting Marine Net Fishing, has caused great economic hardship and deleterious change
in coastal communities; and
WHEREAS, the spawning potential ratio (SPR) of mullet and other seafood is
returning at a faster rate than expected, thereby effectively replenishing marine resources;
WHEREAS, several lawsuits are pending in the district courts which challenge the
constitutional amendment and will ultimately be decided by the Florida Supreme Court,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Franklin County Board of
County Commissioners that the Board opposes any further efforts by the Marine Fisheries
Commission to adopt rules to further regulate commercial harvesters and requests the
Marine Fisheries Commission discontinue workshops and other rulemaking efforts
regarding castnetters, shrimpers, and seine and other rectangular net users, until the
appeals challenging the constitutional amendment are ruled upon by the Florida Supreme
This resolution adopted by the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners
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