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CGJA 7th Reunion For Vets

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Volume 11, Number 6 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER March 22 April 4, 2002

Remembering Desire

By Brian Goercke

FOREWORD Desire Muromo
I don't think anything can ever really prepare a person to deal with
the dying process of a child. The hardship of such an experience is
compounded when you know that not nearly enough has been done
to comfort this person both medically and emotionally.
This is a story that I have wanted to tell in detail for quite some time.
It addresses the incompetence and apparent callousness of
Zimbabwe's health care system and orphanages. It also shows the
impact that even the smallest child can have on an institution and
the people who work and volunteer at it.

Pubusher's Note:
Amid a chaotic, court-ordered third day of voting in the Zimba-
bwe presidential election on Monday, March 11th, incumbent
President Robert Mugabe was proclaimed the winner. There were
numerous confrontations between voters and police around the
county in the nation's most competitive election since the coun-
try was declared independent of the British Commonwealth in
1980. Mugabe has been in power as President since that time. He
won with 56 percent of the popular vote. Since the outcome of
the election was declared, various international observer groups
have condemned the election process, with deep divisions of opin-
ion expressed by Western and African countries.

Chinyaradzo Children's Home is the largest orphanage in Harare,
Zimbabwe. It provides residential shelter to approximately 70 chil-
dren ranging from infancy to 13 years of age. I first visited the home
in May of 2000. 1.was looking for a possible third year project and
was referred to the shelter by a fellow Peace Corps Volunteer. The
Home seemed to provide a healthy and nurturing environment for
the children. There seemed to be enough clothes, food, books, toys
and activities for.everyone,
I returned to Chinyaradzo Children's Home in February of 2001 at
the invitation of a friend, Janet Fielding; she had invited me to the
shelter to meet a child she hoped to adopt,
Janet is a writer from America working on a book about ten extraor-
dinary women from ten different countries. She began volunteering
at Chinyaradzo Children's Home almost a year earlier. Janet spent
considerable time with many of the home's children. Eventually she
bonded with a two year old child who came to regard her as his mother.
They became inseparable.
I had not planned to become a regular volunteer at the shelter. My
schedule was already congested. I wanted to reserve my weekends to
study for the Graduate Record Examination. I didn't need another
obligation. However, I quickly discovered that the Third World eats
bleeding hearts for lunch. It's easy to lose sight of your plan when
confronted by the problems of such young children especially when
no one else seems willing or able to address their concerns.
Desire Muromo was placed at Chinyaradzo Children's Home just weeks
before I became a regular visitor. He was a little over two years old.
According to Janet, his physical health seemed to be fine when he
arrived. Emotionally, however, he was a wreck. I don't remember a
time when he was able to speak, but I'm told that he cried for his
"ma-ma" repeatedly during naptime.
Desire was one of the many heartbroken children produced by Zim-
babwe. He was separated from his mother, who was reported to be
mentally ill. She had recently been imprisoned for smashing the win-
dows of some institution in Harare. Nobody knew the whereabouts of
Desire's father; his other relatives could not be bothered. Desire was
strictly alone in the world when he came to Chinyaradzo.
The first time I saw Desire, he had just been released from Harare
Central Hospital. He had been treated for dysentery and was sepa-
rated from the other children, Desire did not look like his health was
at serious risk, but it would deteriorate rapidly in the following weeks.
He began to lose his ability to digest food and vomited everything he
ate or drank.
When he sat outside during playtime., Desire had great difficulty sim-
ply sitting upright. Often, he would just collapse onto:his stomach.
The flies would hover about his face but Desire did not have the en-
ergy to brush them away.
Several volunteers and.I spoke with Mrs. Karadzemdima, the shelters
matron, and asked that Desire be taken back to the hospital. We
thought that his condition would improve with a little help from this
public hospital. We were wrong.
Desire was shuffled back and forth from the hospital several times.
For about one week, it looked as if his condition would improve. We
showered the child with affection. He laughed and waved his hands
about merrily during this time. Staff members and trainers began for
hail him as a miracle baby. We brought Desire special foods and vita-
mins, but then his condition nose-dived almost as suddenly as it
peaked. We were dumbfounded.
Institutionalization impacts children in a variety of ways. Some re-
spond by isolating themselves and refusing to interact with the staff
members and other children. Others became rebellious and ignore
directives from the staff while trying to bully the other children.
Continued on Page 9

Inside This Issue-12 Pages
Zimbabwe .......... 1, 9, 10 Chili Cook-off ............... 4
Franklin Population 1, 10 Spelling Bee Winners .... 4
Summer Camp........ 1, 12 Alligator Point ...... 5, 12
Camp Gordon Johnston.. Second Circuit Court Re-
............................ 1, 4, 5 port..................... 6, 7, 9
Franklin Briefs .......... 2 FCAN........................... 8
Aquaculture.................. 2 Stingray News ............ 10
School News ............. 2, 4 Planning & Zoning...... 11
Editorial & Commentary3

Net Fishing Rules Reinstated By

First District Court Of Appeals

The First District Court of Appeals reinstated net restrictions inr
Franklin, Wakulla and Jefferson counties during the appeal of a cir-
cuit court ruling. On February'12th, Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls
determined that the state rule 46-4.0081 and 39.0047, typically known
as the two-inch seine rule and the mullet rule, unconstitutional. His
order also found that a hybrid net, a net less than 500 square feet
and constructed on non-monofilament material with any mesh size,
to be constitutional.
Judge Sauls lifted the stay on February 21st. Assistant Attorney Gen-
eral Jonathan Gloucau filed an appeal to the First District Court of
Appeals to put the stay back into effect, which prohibits local fisher-
men from using the hybrid net. Judge Sauls found that the
Crum-Pringle hybrid net with over two inches stretched mesh did not
harm the resource but protected the unnecessary killing of under-
sized fish. The net is much smaller than those used before the Con-
stitutional Amendment limiting net fishing was put into place in 1995.
The net is under 500 square feet, about' 190 feet ione and 2.5 feet
deep. Subsequent tests and video recordings have reportedly shown
that the net catches about 100-200 lbs. of mullet with the undersized
fish escaping through the larger mesh, or swimming under the shal-,
low net. The net also allows older and handicapped fishermen to con-
tinue to earn a living by net fishing.

Projections of Florida Population, 2001-2030

Population Growth In Franklin

Sxqpected To Lag

Panhandl& Metro Areas Projected To Grow
By One-Third

As Southern Florida is expected
to experience rapid and high
population growth in the period
2005 through 2030, counties in
the northwest are projected to
have slow growth, except for
larger population centers.
According to the University of
Florida's Bureau-of Economic and
Business Research, and recent
projections by Stanley Smith, Di-
rector and June M. Nogle, Asso-
ciate in Research, the state over-
all is expected to have 24.5 mil-
lion permanent residents, up from
the current 16.3 million. Indeed,
the state population has grown by
around 3 million residents in each
of the last three decades, but the
growth has not been evenly dis-
tributed throughout all the coun-

The starting point for each
county's projection was the popu-
lation estimate produced by the
Bureau of Economic and Busi-
ness Research for April 1, 2001.
These estimates were based on
the 2000-census and a variety of
data and techniques showing
population changes since 2000.
The techniques used to determine
the projections provided eight pro-
jections for each county for each
projection year (2005, 2010 ...
2030). Adjustments to the under-
lying population data in a num-
ber of counties were made to ac-
count for special populations
such as university students, mili-
tary personnel and prison in-
Continued on Page 10

Suinmer Camp Proposal

Transmitted To DCA-Minus Marina

By Rene Topping and Tom Campbell
Arvida executives faced a courtroom filled with Franklin County resi-
dents, eco-groups and fishermen on March 19, at a transmittal pub-
lic hearing on Summer Camp, which many believe will be the begin-
nipg to change the face of Franklin County forever.
After a presentation by Doug Delano of Arvida in which he told the
audience that the Florida State University Marine Lab at Turkey Point
was not in the Summer Camp development. He pointed to a piece of
land that was west of the Lab, saying that was the site of the pro-
posed marina that had unsettled so many of the people who had
come to challenge Arvida.
Delano said that the Summer Camp would bring in 200 jobs, $400,000
in taxes to the County and $1,000,000 to the School Board. He said
that St. Joe Land had donated to land for the FSU Lab and would do
similar things in the other developments.
When comment was allowed for two minutes each a steady stream of
people came to the microphone.
Fisherman Ray Pringle said, We oppose any development. It concerns
those of us who are in the fishing Industry which has already taken it
on the chin. "He added, 'This is the Devil in a Sunday Dress."
Steve Olsen said, "Are you ready to take $1,000,000 at the cost of
$8,500,000 in losing the fishing industry, Most counties either" Plant
and Grow, Mine or Raise Livestock" Franklin County has none of
these." No growing, no mining-all we need is protection of the nurs-
eries for the fish." He urged a critical scrutiny.
Bill Herrnkind said that there are three primary habitats: sea grass,
Oyster reefs and Saw grass. He said if these were lost he would lose
what he calls 'The Classroom." He asked for a research area be set
aside on the East and West of the FSU Lab.
Line Barnett of APTA said his organization believes it (a marina) is
prohibited by the County Comprehensive Plan. John Ashby said that
a precedent will be established into the next century on the decision
of the commission.
Tammy Summers, in charge of the Aquatic Preserve said that a ma-
rina is prohibited in the Aquatic Preserve. Ann Maraszuk said that
the three organizations. APECO, APTA and ABARK have said that
there should not be a marina. Speaking to the commissioners she
said, "You have a chance to leave your hallmark and go down in time
as leaders."
Ken Osborne said that he would like to talk for the boaters of the
area, He said, "I would like to have you think about our needs. There
is no safe launching ramp until you get to Carrabelle."

Continued on Page 12

By Tom Campbell
As reported elsewhere in this is-
sue, the Camp Gordon Johnston
Association 7th Annual Reunion
for Veterans of World War II who
trained at the amphibious loca-
tion in Franklin County was full
of highlights. The World War II
heroes and their -families were
treated with the. honor and re-
spect they had well earned.
One of the many highlights was
the Flag Pole Dedication on March
8, 2002, at the Carrabelle Beach
and Wayside Park. Doug Aarons,
Project Engineer and Manager for
the VMS Maintenance Systems,
Inc., gave the Welcome, followed
by the Introduction of Guests by
Sidney Winchester, President of
Camp Gordon Johnston Associa-
Flags were raised by the Ameri-
can Boy Scout Troops #22 and
#28, and the National Anthem
was sung by the gathering of
about 150 people who attended.
The Camp Gordon Johnston be-
came famous as one of the train-
ing sites for the World War II
D-Day landing on June 6, 1944.
Representative Will Kendrick
(D-Carrabelle) read a Resolution
honoring the amphibious force
that trained in the area.
The Carrabelle Beach Wayside
Park was completed in May of
Soldiers training for service in
World War II stood on the site,
which is now Carrabelle Beach
Wayside Park. In 1995, the U.S.
Department of Defense's World
War II Commemoration Commit-
tee named the Camp Gordon
Johnston Association an official
Commemorative Community. An
impressive WWII D-Day Training
Site Monument has been placed
at the Carrabelle Beach Wayside

In June of 2000, CGJA extracted
a small amount of soil from this
site and delivered it to the Na-
tional 4th Infantry Division Asso-
ciation to be placed .in the
Association's monument in Ar-
lington, VA.
The VMS Maintenance Systems,
Inc., which now maintains the
park at Carrabelle Beach, placed
a flagpole flying three flags-U.S.,
Florida and POW. There is also a
concrete platform around the flag-
pole and monument.

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tion. As part of his address, Colo-
nel Butler gave a moving tribute
to the flag.
Si' 'K

He said, "This tribute to the flag
is offered to the country in appeal
to all men' and women of all races,
colors and tongues, that they
come to understand that our flag
is the symbol of liberty, and learn
to love it. This was taken from The
Flag Code, The National Flag
Conference, Washington, D.C.,
14-15 June 1923."
In part, this "Respect The Flag"

Continued on Page 4

Doug Delano

Comprehensive Plan Amendment

SunmmerCarn PUD snall be Mixed Use
SResiderrtal d-,'sir ',v ,united
Non-resdenria1 :uses limitedd by maximum traffic
Internal pedesratin 'rrail system required
'- Ecep[ fcr cros.i;g3., requiredbuilding setback
from ,' efl/ndS. .' Lust be observed
Srorm'vater rmnailJernent system will comply
with Florida OuLI'siart;.Jing Waters standards
SPortion of US 98 will be relocated

St. George Water Management Services
Requests Ordinance Requiring Mandatory

Hark Garrett of the St. George
Water Management Services ap-
peared before the Board of County
Commissioners at their last meet-
ing of the month requesting a new
ordinance requiring mandatory
hookups among all St. George is-
land residents with homes on the
Under current policies, those liv-
ing outside the Plantation may dig
their own wells or hook on the
privately owned water system.
Garrett explained to the Commis-
sioners that several septic tank

drain fields are very close to well
sites among those with homes on
the island. In the Plantation, the
gated community, residents are
required in their Covenants to
hook into the island water system.
No wells are permitted in the plan-
tation. The Commissioners dis-
cussed the matter but did not take
any formal action except to refer
the matter to County Attorney
Ben Shuler with the request that
he look into the problem and re-
port back to the Board.

Page 2 22 March 2002


The Franklin Chronicle



Present: Chairperson
Eddie Creamer;
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders; Commissioner
Clarence Williams;
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal; Commissioner
Jimmy Mosconis.

County Extension Director
Bill Mahan distributed a brochure
describing the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) pro-
grams. Tracing its roots to the
Federal land grant act of 1862, the
IFAS mission is to develop knowl-
edge in agriculture, human re-
sources, natural resources and
life sciences.

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson sought the Board's
approval and the Chairman's sig-
nature on the annual application
for reporting recovered material.
Florida statutes require agencies
that handle, receive or sell more
than 600 tons of recovered mate-
rials to certify to the Florida Dept.
of Environmental Protection every
year. The County's Recycling Pro-
gram recovered about 700 tons of
material in the year 2001. The'
Board.approved. The Board also
approved the waiving of the tip-
ping fee for disposing of debris
taken from'the District offices of
the School Board when their roof
is to be repaired. The Board ap-

Water Management
Hank Garrett of the St. George
Water Management Services
asked the Board to pass an Ordi-
nance requiring all resident
households on the island to.hook
up with the privately owned wa-
ter system. See story on page one.
Sumatra Cemetery.
Doris Pendleton, Property Ap-
praiser, reported the committee's
progress to the Board. The other
members are Liberty County
Clerk of Court Robert Hill joined
by Bill Bouington and Willie B.
Lewis. With the Board of County
Commissioners, it was decided
"that the next step would be to
start a formal title search of the
cemetery property,
Director of Administrative
Public hearing to change land use
and rezoning of 10 acres of land
to R-1, applicant is Freda White.
Property .located on Mill Road,
across from the Old Buckeye Mill
Mr.Pierce informed the Board that
the principal owner of The Ingram
Group, Mr. Malcom Ingram, has
sold the company to two of indi-
viduals, Mr, Charles Alby and Mr.
James Rogers, who are partners
in The Ingram Group.. Mr.
Rodgers came in Friday to provide
a letter to the Board document-
ing this sale, and to assure the
Board that all contracts and
bonds are still valid. The Ingram
Group is building the courthouse
Mr. Pierce also informed the
Board that Representative
Kendrick has volunteered to
schedule the meeting on the
Eastpoint Channel with DEP,
COE, and Senator Lawson.
Mr. Pierce provided the Board a
copy of a letter submitted to Con-
gressman Allen Boyd requesting
$2.5 million dollars for the dredg-
ing of the Eastpoint Channel." I
raised the amount after talking to
Mr. Terry Jangula. Mr. Jangula
said that they estimate there is,
150,000 cubic .yards of spoil
needs to be removed from the
channel. With .an average dump
truck holding 15 cubic yards, Mr.
Jangula estimated it would take
10,000 truckloads to haul the
spoil away by truck. He advised
that it would be much more ex-
pensive to truck, and finally he
did not think it would work to use
a clam bucket to dig out the spoil.
We talked about pumping the
material to the landfill and he said
it could be pumped that far, if they
had the funds, so I that is why I
raised the requested funds from
$2 million to $2:5 million."
Over a year ago, at the Board's
direction, I requested St. Joe/
Arvida not sell a 40 acre parcel of
land to' the state that was just
north of Peggy Miller's subdivision
on SR 65. The Board needs to
move forward with that acquisi-

Stion because it is a likely disposal
site for the Eastpoint Channel
spoil, because it is closer to the
Channel than the landfill. The
Board acted by directing Pierce to
contact St. Joe about selling the
land. Also, Jimmy Mosconis rec-
ommended contacting an Ala-
bama legislator for additional
Mr.Pierce also provided the Board
with 22 faxes from people opposed
to the proliferation of sunset view-
ing platforms in St. Teresa. There
are a number of these platforms
and some have been there for
years. The Board directed Mr.
Shuler to investigate what role the
county has in this issue.

The Board approved Mr. Pierce to
submit a Flood Mitigation Assis-
tance grant to elevate Ms. Melanie
Gerrell's house at 1347 Alligator
Drive, Alligator Point. Ms.
Gerrell's house is eligible for
FEMA assistance because it has
suffered repetitive loss from storm
damage. The county has spon-
sored several of these in the past.
The county is the sponsor for the
project, but the applicant under-
stands the county is not putting
any local dollars into the project.
The Board was informed that Ms.
Mary Lee Jolley's has sent writ-
ten authorization for the county
to purchase her house for the
FEMA funds available. The Board
directed Mr. Shuler to begin the
acquisition process, and directed
Pierce to advertise for bids to re-
move the house.
The Board considered the solution
to a joint Eastpoint Sewer and
Water District and county prob-
lem. Essentially, Eastpoint Sewer
and Water has a lift station that
gets flooded at the end of Las
Brisa Way, and the last 200 feet
of Las Brisa Way gets flooded
which is a county problem.
Eastpoint has another problem in
that they have an existing water
line that runs across private prop-
erty and they have no easement
for it to be there. The county holds
the solution because we have an
80 x 100 parcel which Mr. Mom's
Palmer and his client would like
to use. The solution is to trade Mr.
Palmer and his client the use of o
the county property for $35,000,
which is what it will cost to fix the
two problems in Las Brisa. Mr.
Palmer and his client will grant
Eastpoint an easement for the
existing water line on private
property, which would be from
Island Drive to the end of Bego-
nia Street. On the land the county
owns, an easement will also have
to be created because Eastpoint's
line is on that property also. The
Board directed Mr. Shuler to pre-
pare the proper documents.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission met in regular session on
March 12, and recommended the
following actions:
A) On development in the Critical
Shoreline District, the commis-
sion recommends approval for:
Mark S. Plummer to construct
Sa private dock on Lots 3 and 4,
Block v, Lanark Beach, Unit 1.
Approved by the Board.
John Jordan and H.D. Long
to construct a seawall on Lot 6,
Holiday Beach, Unit 1, Alliga-
tor Point. Tabled by the Board.
B) The Commission recommends
approval of a sketch plat of a 5
lot subdivision on Alligator Point
known as Tarpon Bay. While each
lot contains 1 acre, the Board of
Adjustment granted a variance for
the lots to be 92.6 feet wide, in-
stead of the standard 100 foot
wide lot. The Board approved.
C) The Commission recommends
approval of one site plan for Mr.
Tom Hoffer for a commercial and
multi-family development. The
site plan meets all- the parking
requirements. The Board ap-
D) The Commission recommends
the Board look into the feasibility.
of developing an ordinance limit-
ing the sale of liquor near
churches. Currently, the county
does not impose a separation be-
tween churches and establish-
ments selling alcohol. Mr. Shuler
and Mr. Pierce will do.further re-
Ssearch on this issue.
E) The Commission had some dis-
cussion regarding last mopth's
meeting, and requests that the-
Board provide a deputy for the
monthly Planning and Zoning
meetings. The Board can make
that request, and I .am sure the
.Sheriff will do his best to comply,
but unless a deputy is assigned P
and Z duty, there may other law
enforcement activities in the
evening that would require a
deputy. The Board directed Mr.
Pierce to contact the Sheriff to see
what sort of security can be pro-
vided for the meeting.

Clerk of Court
Kendall Wade presented a Reso-
lution, adopted by the Board, to
accept $62,600.78 of unantici-
pated revenues for use in the
Road and Bridge fund.
Hospital Committee
A brief report by the so-called
"Blue Ribbon" Hospital Commit-
tee was given just before the meet-
ing was adjourned. The ambu-
lance service was one discussion
item the participants commented
upon including earlier expecta-
tions about distances covered and
the unanticipated costs in
Franklin County. There seemed to
be an element of consensus
among the entities represented in
the discussions, the ambulance
service, the Hospital Administra-

tion, including DasSee, concern-
ing the meeting of those opera-
tional costs and the desire of all
parties to continue offering health
services in Franklin County.
Jimmy Mosconis remarked about
his meeting with the chief execu-
tive officer of the ambulance ser-
vice, Joe Donovan, and Mosconis
was "favorably impressed:' with
the service and their commitment
to providing reliable ambulance
services while coping with the un-
anticipated costs unique to
.Franklin County.
One major expense item has been
the cost of maintaining locations
for the service in the county.
Bevin Putnal recommended look-
ing into the availability of the
former highway patrol station on

98. Other factors contributing to
higher costs have been differences
in Medicaid payments and the
larger number of low income
households in the county. The
ambulance service is asking
$3000 per month to maintain the
service. The Committee's delibera-
tions are expected to continue.

St. Vincent

National Wildlife

Refuge Fresh

Water Fishing


Do you remember when the fresh-
water fishing in the lakes on St.
Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
was considered some of the best
available? Well, we need your help
to make it that way again. Salt-
water inundation and three years
of drought resulted in the loss of -
all of our freshwater fish. We have
been attempting to get "hand-
painted" blue gill to restock the
island. Unfortunately, we have
not had any luck in getting
enough fish 'out of the river. We
need the help of all.of you in.the
The Refuge, Scipio Creek Marina
and Bay City Lodge will be host-.
ing a youth fishing tournament
April 6, 2002. The tournament
will be open to youth 15 years old
and younger. You will be allowed
to fish from 7:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
We are asking you to bring in your
"hand-painted" blue gill live.
These fish will be taken to St.
Vincent Island to restock the
lakes. Once we get enough brood
stock, we will close the lakes to
fishing for two years to allow the
blue-gill to repopulate the lakes.
Large mouth bass will be re-
stocked during the second year.
If you live in the community but
are not eligible for the tourna-
ment, you can also bring your
"hand-painted" blue gill to Scipio
Creek Marina for us to use in re-
stocking the lakes.
The cost of the tournament is
$5.00 per participant. All tourna-
ment participants must register
at Scipio Creek Marina, Apalach-
icola, FL, before March 29, 2002
to receive a free t-shirt. Trophies
will be awarded at 3:00 p.m. in
hand-painted blue gill and bass
categories. If the participant is
also registered as a member of a
youth group, a rotating plaque
will be awarded to the youth
group with the' largest average
pounds of fish. A full list of the
tournament rules and procedures
will be given to each participant
at registration.



Red Tide Information
The Division has started a tech-
nical bulletin series designed to
cover a wide variety of regulatory,
policy or technical subjects. The
first issue, released in November,
described the scope, composition,
occurrence and impact of red tide
in Florida on the harvest and con-
sumption of shellfish. The second
issue, released in January, com-
plimented the first by describing
the sequence of events triggered
by red tide once it is detected in
sufficient concentration to close
a shellfish area. A future bulletin
.will describe the Aquaculture
.Submerged Sovereign Lands
Lease Program. Copies are avail-
able free-of-charge. Contact Ceda
Rudd, 850-488-4033 or ruddc@ to request cop-

UF-Shrimp School
Announced For 2002
The University of Florida's Aquatic
Food Products Program continues
their.annual Shrimp School dedi-
cated to improving shrimp prod-
uct quality and safety. The Mav'
14-15, 2002 school includes sen-
sory indicator training for shrimp
decomposition and filth, an up-
date on antibiotics (including
chloramphenicol), an overview on
FDA's activities related to Salmo-
nella in shrimp farming and pro-
cessing, FAO's Ecoport-the fu-
ture in shrimp quality and safety
communication, Good Aquacul-
ture Practices (GAP), HACCP/
Sanitation and other topics such
as sulfites, phosphates and offi-
cial sampling and laboratory
analyses. The course will be lim-
ited to 25 registrants with a reg-
istration fee of $295. If you are
interested, send a request that
includes your name, company,
mailing address, telephone and
fax numbers and e-mail address
to Laura Garrido, Shrimp School
Coordinator, Aquatic Food Prod-

ucts Laboratory, University of
'Florida, P.O. Box 110375,
Gainesville, FL 32611-0375, fax
number 352-392-8594 or e-mail
From: Division ofAquaculture, FL
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. No. 14 (March

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Great Egg Hunt

On Saturday, March 30th, the annual community-wide egg hunt
will be held on St. George Island. The festivities will begin at 10:00
a.m. with fun, games, and prizes for children of all ages.
The event will be staged on the grounds of the First Baptist Church,
at E. Bayshore Drive & Fifth Street. Lunch will be served.
Also, volunteers (children and adults) are needed to dye and deco-
rate eggs, for the hunt, on Thursday, March 28th at 6:00
p.m. in the basement of First Baptist Church, St. George Island.
.A pizza supper will be served to the volunteers.

6th Annual Sylvester
Williams Scholarship
Banquet Scheduled

County Commissioner Clarence
Williams has announced that the
6th Annual Sylvester Williams
Scholarship Banquet will be held
Sunday, April 14, 2002 in the caf-
eteria of the Apalachicola High
School beginning at 4 p.m.
'With the tragedy of Sept. 1 th, the
red tide and the recession, form-
ing obstacles in the path of educa-
tion, my commitment to help our
county's children is even stronger,"
Williams said. By providing schol-
arships, the banquet allows Mr.
Williams the opportunity to follow
through on that commitment. All
checks should be made out to the
' Sylvester Williams Memorial Schol-
arship Fund. Contact: Clarence
Williams (653-8202) or Deandra.
O'Neal (653-9057).

School Board


March 14, 2002

Distance Learning Grant
The School Board approved enter-
ing into a contract for the Rural
Utilities Service Distance Learn-
ing Program recommended by
Mikel Clark, Assistant Superin-
tendent. The project is expected
to provide the Franklin District
with $50,000 to $200,000 fund-
ing for distance learning technol-
ogy, with no cost to the District if
the project is not approved. De-
pending on the project develop-
ment, one or more schools in the
district will be targeted to further
enhance the project's likelihood of
being approved. The opportunity
was extended to the Franklin Dis-
trict by Jdhn Cordell, Superinten-
dent of Schools in Sequatchee
County Schools in Tennessee.
Franklin would be an out-of-state
"partner" and thus enhance the
funding possibilities. An educa-
tional consulting firm, David
Jones and Associates would de-
velop a program proposal for sub-
'mission to the U.S. Department
ofAgriculture. Their fee is $70 for
each $1000 of services and equip-
ment approved, upon successful
Roof Repair on District
The Board accepted the recom-
mendation of Gene Boone, Coor-
dinator of Maintenance and
Transportation, to accept the bid
from Wenco Corporation (Talla-
hassee) to replace the roof on the
School District Building. The to-
tal cost in the estimate is
$151,056. The Board's approval
of the bid is subject to receipt of a
performance bond from Wenco.
The roof system will consist of 1.5
inch of 24 gauge Galvalume
standing seam metal with a base
layer of four inch EPS foam and 0
to 10 inch, tapered EPS foam
underlayment that will create a
1/4 on 12 roof pitch from the cen-
ter to the outside walls, thereby
eliminating the flat roof that cur-
rently exists. A copper gutter sys-
tem complete with scuppers,
downspouts and conductor heads
is included in the new roof sys-
tem. Katie McKnight voted against
the repair, again mentioning her
!concern about putting more
money into the district building
instead of looking for a new-loca-
tion altogether. The discussion
included some comments about
the leaks already occurring in the
existing roof. The owner of Wenco,
located at West Orange Avenue,
Tallahassee is Jerome Ellis. His
firm holds state certified general
contractor, roofing contractor,
aluminum contractor and sheet
Tmetal contractor licenses. Their
advertised specialty is the manu-
facturing and installation of
standing seam metal roof sys-

Budget Report
Director of Business Services,
Terry R. St. Cyr, CPA, gave an in-
formation report on current bud-
get summary and FEFP revenue
comparisons on next year's bud-
get. The District continues to lose
FTE, down by 6.91% from the fig-
ures in October 1998. He distrib-
uted tables showing the "third
calculation" of FEFP funding
(2001-02) and the Governor's re-
cent. proposed FEFP funding for
2002-03. The overall difference in
state funding is a decrease of
$406,768 or about 27% less in
2002-03. Total local funding is
expected to increase by $427,729
which likely translates into higher
local taxes next year. Mr. St. Cyr
added a footnote to the table, "As
the February count is finalized by
the state, the fourth FEFP calcu-
lation will take over and potential
revenue will adjust accordingly.
As noted in this analysis, based
on the district's FTE projections,

the Governor's proposed budget
increases revenue by only
$20,961 (0.29%) over the current
funding level."

Sa ter t

Sunrise ierbire

The resurrection of Christ will be
celebrated with a community sun-
rise service'on the beach in the
center of the island, Easter morn-
ing, March 31st. This will be a
combined service with- the First
Baptist and First United Method-
ist churches of St.: George Island,
and will begin at 7:00 a.m.
Everyone is invited to attend a
continental breakfast at. the St.
George United Methodist Church,
on E. Gulf Beach Drive, following
the service.

Ilse Newell

Easter Concert

The Ilse Newell Fund for.the Per-
forming Arts will present the Bay
Area Choral Society, under the
direction of Dr. David Nott, in a
performance of the Lenten-Easter
portion of Handel's oratorio, MES-
SIAH, at Trinity Episcopal
Church, Apalachicola, on Palm
Sunday, March 24, at 4:00 p.m.
EST. This section of MESSIAH
begins with the chorus "Behold
the Lamb of God" and ends with
the Hallelujah Chorus.
Dr. Nott is retired from his posi-
tion as Voice Professor and Cho-
ral Director at Illinois Wesleyan
University. Organist for the con-
cert.will be Dr. Bedford Watkins,
and playing contrabass will be
Luciano Gherardi. Soloists will be
Anne Nott, Cynthia Rhew, Merel
Young, Wesley Chesnut, and Pro-
fessor Larry Gerber from Florida
State'University. r;:. :)r, t. r..i i
The Ilse Newell Fund for the Per-:
forming Arts is sponsored by the
Apalachicola Area Historical So-
ciety a 501-(C)-3 corporation in
Florida. A $2.00 donation is re-
quested at the door for those not
holding season memberships.
For further information, call (850).




All-Stars Show

Apalachicola High
Students Shine

Very Bright

AHS Students Rank
High In Brain Bowl
By Tom Campbell
At Tallahassee Community Col-
lege two weeks ago, 31 teams from
more than 20 high schools in
Florida competed for the 2002 Big
Bend High School Bowl, known
to most observers as the Brain
Bowl. Old school rivalries heated
up in the academic all-stars show
of competition, in which teams of
four students race to see who can
answer questions the'quickest.
The top 24 teams from the week-
end went on to compete on Mon-
day in three separate brackets,
Flight A, B and C. The winning
team received a $2,500 scholar-
ship check.
Questions for the students to an-
swer ranged from history to trigo-
nometry to current events. All in
all, it required real brain power.
Nancy Brock, whose daughter
was on one of the Bainbridge (GA)
teams, said it took "a lot of work
for the teams to get to the tour-
The teams had to raise money to
buy their own buzzers, which cost
about'$600, and practice two
hours a day, three days a Week
for a year, in order to get ready.
Apalachicola High School team in
the Brain Bowl was ranked 14th
after the weekend competition.
Apalachicola High School com-
peted in the.Big Bend Brain Bowl
on March 9th in Tallahassee. The
Tallahassee Democrat sponsors
the brain bowl.
Thirty-two teams competed and
"AHS ranked 14th. This ranking
enabled the team to return for a
second round of competition on
The teams sponsor for the
Apalachicola High School team is
Attorney Barbara Sanders of
Apalachicola. Attorney Sanders is
a volunteer for the team sponsor
job and said that most of the AHS
. team will be back "next year, and
we will do even better." She was
proud of the way the team did in
the competition in 2002.
Faculty sponsor for the AHS team
is Patty Bouington.
Team members of the AHS brain
bowlol 'teaitti"are: Caleb Kkibfo,
'Courtney Amison, Claire 6and-
ers, Deanna Simmons, Hiather
Gavigan, Jadi Chasdoi, Meghan
Gunter, William Coursey, and
Atul PateL
Principal of Apalachicola High
School Denise Butler said she was
happy for the team and their

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Capitol Update: News From

Representative Will S. Kendrick

Floridians will still be able to drive while talking on their cell phones.
The full House approved a Senate bill that prevents local govern-
ments from banning the use of hand-held cell phones by motorists.
That doesn't mean legislators aren't concerned about highway safety,
though. The bill also directs the Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles to collect data on whether cell phone use contributes
to more car accidents. The Department is to report back to the Legis-
lature next year. Certainly, it's a good idea to use hands-free instru-
ments if you must use your cell phone while driving.
A new specialty license plate will provide funding for breast cancer
research. Both chambers have approved a bill that creates the new
license plate. Any motorist wanting this specialty tag will pay a $25
annual fee. Proceeds from this license plate will go to the Florida
Breast Cancer Coalition and will be used for research grants.
The House has passed legislation setting new lines for state House
and Senate and Congressional districts. The Senate and House will
have to work together to agree on a plan. Even those plans may be
only temporary. Some opponents of the new district maps say they
will take the plan to court in hopes that a panel of impartial judges
will make the decision. The matter may not be put to rest until early
this Summer. Regardless of the final outcome, nearly every legislator
and U.S. Representative is likely to see some difference in their
With less than two weeks to go in the Regular Session, both cham-
bers still have much work ahead of them. More than 3,000 bills await
action; very few will pass. In these final days of Session, as much
work goes into 'defeating bad bills as goes into passing good ones.
One week left to go in the 2002 Legislative Session and we still have
much work to accomplish. The most critical piece is the budget for
next year. Both the House and Senate have passed spending plans;
now conferees from each chamber must hammer out an agreement.
The House previously passed a $48.5 million dollar budget; last week
the Senate approved its $48.8 million spending plan.
Several bills are coming up for final passage in this last week of Ses-
sion. Among these are:
HB 1289 which tests convicts being released from prison for HIV.
Legislators want to be sure felons aren't released back to society with-
out being checked for the AIDS-causing virus.
HB 909, which I sponsor, requires petition gatherers for constitu-
tional ballot initiatives to shbw the fiscal impact of the amendment
they are proposing. This important information will present facts on
the fiscal impact and better educate voters as they decide whether to
support a- proposed constitutional amendment being placed on the
HB 915 requires school superintendents to prominently post the
motto "In God We Trust" in public schools..
HB 885 recognizes the last full week of September as "Celebrate
Freedom Week" in Floiida's public schools. Social studies lessons that
week will focus on the importance of our Declaration of Independence.
Each day of that week students will recite a portion of that document
to remind them of the struggles our ancestors bore to secure our
HB 1781 creates a plan for off-highway vehicle recreation on state
lands. Currently, only one state property, the Withlacoochee State
Preserve, allows off-highway vehicles to be used on designated trails.
This bill directs state environmental and conservation officials to rec-
ommend by the beginning of next year five other sites for off-highway
vehicle recreation on public lands. This bill also mandates that all
new ATV's sold and any driving in designated areas be titled.
As this Session winds to a close, I continue to focus on the needs of
District 10 and our home counties of North Florida. I.appreciate all.of
'you iwho contacted my office during Session with concerns about leg-
islation, questions about issues important to our area and comments
on your wishes for.action during this Session. '-

Open To The Public

Brown Bag Lunch With Congressman Boyd
On Tuesday, March 26, 2002, please join Congressman Allen Boyd'
(D-North Florida) at a brown bag luncheon to. discuss legislative
issues that are important to the Apalachicola and Eastpoint com-
Brown Bag Lunch with Congressman Allen Boyd
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
12:00 p.m.
Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Station
24-6th Street

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Panhiandle Players: Now Hiring

No pay, high job satisfaction!
Once again, ordinary folks all
around the community are pull-
ing together to mount this
Spring's production for the Pan-
handle Players. On April 26 and
27, at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola, Panhandle will be
presenting the second two acts of
Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite."
Actors and foot soldiers have one
thing in common. For every one
you see, there are ten people be-
hind the scenes providing sup-
port, direction, and supplies. In
the theatre, it takes an army of
folks to make that actor on the
stage look good. There are cos-'
tumers, stage managers, painters,
set designers, props people, light-
ing technicians, etc. Without
them, actors would be out of work
because there would be no show
for them to do.
Director Tom Campbell,. and
Stage Manager Laura Moody, are
looking for a few more folks to fill
in some gaps in the technical crew
for the upcoming production.
Costumers Dolores Roux and Tif-
fany Stanley need some help in
the costume department. Assis-
tant Stage Managers Kathy Watts,
Carolyn McCullagh, and Dawn
Radford need stagehands to help
out backstage. Royce Hodge and

Barbara Siprell need carpenters
and painters to help with the set
design and construction. Shirley
Adams, who is creating the pro-
gram, needs help with the
in-house publicity. The list goes
on. There is never enough time or
enough hands to get it all done,
Yet, somehow, opening night ar-
rives, and the job is done. The
stage is ready, the props are in
place, the costumes are clean and
pressed, the audience has their
programs in hand, and the light-
ing and sound techs are ready to
.go. As the house lights go down
and the audience becomes silent
in anticipation, there is no rest for
the stage crew, but there is just a
second for a little Pat.on the back,
and the satisfaction of knowing
your job is well done.
Want to feel good about a job well
done? Hate money?
Call today and volunteer, Presi-
dent Royce Hodge at 927-2651.
You'll have fun, make new friends,
and be a part of Franklin County
theatre history.. Oh, and the cast
party is pretty good too!

The Boyd Report

Hitting Our Heads On The Debt Ceiling: A
Headache For Our Country
By Congressman Allen Boyd
Later this year, President Bush is going to ask Congress to raise the
Federal debt ceiling by 750 billion dollars. The last two votes to raise
the debt limit came after Congress and the President reached a bi-
partisan agreement on a balanced budget plan that ultimately led to
the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. We must recall the successful out-
come of these negotiations, and avoid taking ten steps back by disre-
garding proper and fair legislative procedure. We must make sure
that Congress has a plan to return the budget to balance before we
even thin about raising the debt ceiling.
In 1997 Congress and the President made the hard choices neces-
sary to ensure we reached a balanced budget and put the necessary
budget tools, or legislative procedures, in place to make it work. Presi-
dent Bush will be asking for a 750 billion dollars increase in the debt
ceiling, without a plan for getting us back to a balanced budget and
without providing any of the tools necessary to help us get there.
Last year, like many others in Congress, I warned the President not
to rely on overly optimistic economic forecasts, but no one could have
anticipated how much the budget forecast would change in just one
year. Earlier this year, the President submitted a budget which fore-
casts deficits being financed by taking money from the Social Secu-
rity surplus for the next decade and beyond.
Last year the President's budget projected that, even with the pas-
sage of his tax cut and other policy priorities, there would be a 10-year
budget surplus of $3.4 trillion, which would be enough to eliminate
the publicly held debt by 2008. The administration also stated that
we would nbt have to raise the debt limit for seven years, and actually
claimed that there was a danger the government would pay off the
debt too quickly. Since then, the recession has lowered revenue esti-
mates and the attack on September 11 Ih has led to a dramatic in-
crease in spending -in order to fight terrorism abroad and to-provide
for homeland security
Now, the Congressional Budget office is forecasting that the Federal
government will have to borrow money from the public to pay its bills
or the first time in four years. According to the. latest estimates,
non-Social Security surpluses will not return until 2010, near the
end of the budget window, when economic forecasts are little better
than wild guesses. This means the Federal government will have to
borrow money from the social Security Trust Fund until 2010.
While this is certainly a reversal from the last four years when we
were paying down debt, the problem is doubled by the fact that we,
as taxpayers, will also have to pay interest on all of this new debt.
This year's economic projections from the Congressional Budget Of-
fice budget states that instead of being paid off by 2008, debt held by
the public will be 2.8 trillion dollars in 2008. Interest payments add I
trillion dollars to government spending over the same 10 year projec-
tion. This one trillion dollars could have been used to fund a pre-
scription drug benefit, or for increased defense spending, or it could
have been used as a down payment to reform the Social Security
program, or provide additional tax cuts. Instead it will go to paying
interest on money that we will have to borrow under the President's
budget proposal.
I absolutely agree with the President on the need for increased spend-
ing on national defense, but the war and recession represent only a
small part of the reason the debt limit will have to be increased. I am
concerned about the size of the debt limit increase requested by the
President and with the fact that it is not accompanied by a plan to
put our fiscal house in order. Raising the debt ceiling is now neces-
sary as a result of the past year's budget practices because we do not
want to default on our debt. However, while I am willing to authorize
debt to cover the costs of the war and the impact of the recession, I
am not comfortable with ,allowing the government to continue on a
path of deficits as f as the eye can see with no plan in place to
return the budget to balance.
I understand t-iat short-ternm deficit spending may be necessary to
provide our men and women in uniform the resources necessary to
win the war against terrorism, and I support those efforts. However, I
urge Congress to.think about the request the President is making in
conjunction with his budget request. Do we really want to borrow
from the Social Security Trust Fund until 2010? Do we want to give
the President this request without extending the discretionary spend-
ing caps? Without extending the pay-go rules governing tax legisla-
tion and entitlement programs? These tools, and the 1997 budget
agreement, were what we used to make the tough choices necessary
to stop the raid on the Social Security Trust Fund and return our
Federal budget to balance. Without these tools or a plan to balance
thebudget, and with $750 billion more to borrow, I am concerned
that we will bump up against the debt ceiling much quicker than
-anyone expected.
This is why I am working with my colleagues in the Blue Dog Coali-
tion to urge Congress and the President to ensure that we quickly
return to a balanced budget before raising the debt limit and con-
tinuing the raid on Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

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Folks in the Panhandle counties
of Wakulla, Franklin and
Jefferson may have seen a large
colorful bus lumbering along or
parked here and there on the back
roads and highways. If they -are
lucky these folks may have come
aboard the WILD (for Wilderness
Coast Public Libiaries) bookmo-
bile to borrow a book or audio-
Wilderness Coast Public Librar-
ies, a state-funded, tri-county li-
brary cooperative, has operated
the bookmobile since 1996, A se-
lection of over 2500 books, vid-
eos and audio tapes, of interest
to young children, school children
and adults, are available to the
approximately 1000 active pa-
trons who frequent the 44 sites
visited by the bus.

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Any person who lives, works or
attends school 'in Franklin,
Jefferson or Wakulla County is
eligible for a bookmobile library
card. Books or materials are
checked out f6r three weeks and
may be returned to the bus or to
any public library in the three
The bus operates on a three-week
schedule, one week in each
county, three days each in
Wakulla and Jefferson, and four
days in Franklin. Patrons are
served at remote and in-town
sites: country stores, rural
churches, apartment complexes,
subdivisions, gas stations, day
care centers, charter schools and
volunteer fire departments. Be-
cause of the need to cover a wide
geographical area, stops are usu-
ally limited to one or a couple of
hours. Patrons arrive on foot, by
automobile, or even by horseback.
Ab, Mary and Jim, staff of the
bookmobile drive the bus, help
patrons search for books in the
computerized catalog, checkout
and *check in books, send out
overdues, request books from
other libraries for patrons, ar-
range for.its maintenance, read or
tell stories, and perform routine
record-keeping. These staff have
varied backgrounds and include
a former biology teacher, a former
deputy sheriff and a retired ad-
ministrative law judge. 'They
share- a love for and knowledge
of books and an appreciation for
the people and unique natural
beauty of Northern Florida. Please
come aboard and meet them!
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or who have suggestions for the
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Thanks To The USA's Best Volunteers!

Wow! Saturday. March 2. 2002 was the 20th
annual St. George Island Charity Chili Cook-off
to raise funds for the First Responders & St.
George Island Volunteer Fire Department! The
Scene: over 8" of rain. winds gusting over 25
m.p.h., tents were toppled, and the island was
flooded. Nonetheless. 34 hardcore runners ran
their race. 40 professional chili cooks created
culinary masterpieces at the west end of the
firehouse, while auctioneers began bids at the
east end! The result? A record setting auction as
the dollars flooded in faster than the water!. Over
$90,000.00 raised (and still counting!) So,
thanks to the USA's best volunteers!

Franklin County Spelling Bee Winneis
For 2002:2 The First Eastpoiht Rummage and
Carrabelle High Elentary School: Kendyl Hardy o Ribs Cook-off :
Chapman Elementary School: Desiree Trest
Apalachicola High Middle School: Martinique Moron
Brown Elementary School: T.J. Carroll
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bols since the world began. there
is none other so full of meaning
as the flag of this country. That
piece of red. white and blue
bunting means five thousand
years olstruggle upward. It is the
full-grown Ilower of ages of fight-
ing for liberty It is the century
plant of human hope m bloom.
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Veterans Say
Thanks-We'll Be
Back Next Year
By Rene Topping
As the hour grew near to the time
of parting with buddies, new
found friends and the Camp Gor-
don Association leaders, the vet-
erans expressed their thanks to
all but especially to Linda
Minichiello, David Butler, Sid
Winchester and Tony Minichiello.
At the breakfast on Sunday,
March 10, the veterans and their
wives found time to say how much
they had enjoyed the whole time.
And as usual, Winchester took to
the microphone to ask them what
could the association do to make
it better. Without a doubt the one
thing most asked for was, "could
we bring our grandchildren?" In-
deed, the association leaders had
been going to ask them if they
would like to bring not just their
grandchildren but bring friends or
relatives and make it a family holi-
One place that was a favorite with
the veterans was the WW II Mu-
seum at the mall east of Carra-
belle. After the breakfast broke up,
Linda Minichiello was swamped
with customers.
S Another request was to get a map
and lay out where on that map
were many of the places they
spent so much time on. They sug-
gested to one another that they
find someone who has a video
camera and sit down with the
grandchildren and tell them about
what they saw and did in World
War II.
There are two such films at the
museum already. Linda Minich-
iello said that the kids from the
f schools watch quietly and with big
S eyes wide open as they hear and
I see a man telling his.children
what it is like to be twenty and.
going to some country abroad and
Fighting for freedom.
Some of the veterans have been
having reunions of their regi-
ments for years. They suggested
that they might like to stage their
reunion here and stay for the
Camp Gordon Johnston reunion
Sif dates could be arranged.
The veterans went their separate
ways and the association leaders
began talking about the next re-
'' union in 2003.

Mayor Messer
Hires New
R Policeman At
City Meeting
By Rene Topping
There will be a new policeman on
Sthe streets of Carrabelle by the
end of March. At the regular
monthly meeting held on March
7, Carrabelle City Mayor Wilburn
S"Curley" Messer made the motion
to hire Mark Savage. He made the
announcement as part of the
Commissioner's-Report. Savage
.. will report for duty on March
Commissioner Edward "Ed"
Saunders asked who gave Bill
McCartney and Dan Keck autho-
rization to speak for the board,
according to an item that had
been dropped from the agenda,
Item I under Unfinished Business
was "Consideration of the as-
sumption of the Lanark Village
Water and Sewer District
(LVWSD), water and sewer sys-
tems by the City of Carrabelle."
Saunders said, "They had no au-
thority." Water and Sewer Com-
Smissioner Phillip Rankin said that
at the last meeting he, Keck and
Gaidry were to go and discuss the
proposal. He said there were two
proposed options that had been
given to the LVWSD. Nothing
could be done as Jim Lawhorn
was the only commissioner for
LVWSD in attendance at the

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Saunders pointed out that a ref-
erendum would have to be held
by law. Commissioner Raymond
Williams said that "We might be
interested in annexing them."
The item is tabled to the April
Commissioners approved the fol-
lowing bills: City Attorney Doug
Gaidry-$2,732.00, Baskerville
and Donovan Inc. (BDI) invoice
#66815-$20,606.74, Sanitary
Sewer System Improvements and
invoice # $1,600.0--Riverwalk
Park. Royal American Construc-
tion Co. Pay request #7-
$175,676.00, Roumelis Planning
and Development; Pay request
#2-$2,400.00. Ben Withers Inc.
Pay Request #-$31,426.502.
Ordinance Number 289 was ap-
proved after a final reading. This
ordinance changes the zoning on
Parcel #10-07S-04W-0000-0280-.
0120, from R-5, Limited Residen-
tial to C-1 Mixed Use Commer-
cial. The seven acres are situated
East and West of Sandy Road and
South of River Road. The Church
is developing it into a family rec-
reation area.
There was a first reading of pro-
posed ordinance 291 which would
allow the City of Carrabelle to col-
lect $25.00 for any returned
Mike Freeman was approved on
his permit to build a fruit and
vegetable stand located at Block
47 (17) lot 4, Kelleys Plat.
The Commissioners approved a
resolution to celebrate National
Public Works Week. Ed Saunders
said that he thought it might be a
good idea to have some of the lo-
cal High School juniors and se-
niors to shadow the city's work-
ers in order that they would learn
more about how the city works.
Williams questioned change order
#. 1 by Ben Withers Inc. for
Riverwalk Park in the amount of
$30,368.60. He said that he could
approve $4622 right now but
wanted to have Withers at the
meeting in April to discuss what
was entailed.
City Clerk Beckey Jackson asked
permission to amend the 2001-
2002 Budget to increase Revenue
Account No. 343-617 by
$9,360.33 and increase Appro-
priation Account No. 536-461 by
Auditor Mark Payne brought good
news to the City on the annual
audit when he said the overall
entire city budget was given an
"unqualified opinion," It is the
best that an auditor can give. He
told the commission that they
must be doing a great job and
complimented Beckey Jackson for
her cooperative help.
The next regular meeting will be
held on April 4th.

Old Alligator

Point Lounge

Site To Be

By Rene Topping
Debbie Holton Consultant for Don
Nichols spoke to the Alligator
Point Tax Payers Association on
a proposed development at the
site of the old Point Lounge that
was destroyed by fire several years
ago. Holton said that this is a pro-
posed development that will have
three stories with 25-26 units in
varied size from one, two or three
bedrooms. The project will also
include a dinner club/restaurant
able to serve 100 people, (open to
the public), a swimming pool and
a small gym.
The site has state land on each
side of it and the site itself is di-
vided into two zonings R6 and C2,
Stwo zonings on it. The beach side
is C2 and the landward side is R6.
The shape of the proposed prop-
erty would cause the building to
have to encroach on the other
zoning. The developers would like
to go to the P and Z board with a
request to either get a variance or
get the entire property zone one



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Holton emphasized that there
would be no commercial develop-
ment on the back part of the site.
It would provide for a driveway
and parking. She said they would
save some very pretty oaks. She
said that the back area slopes
down hill and would be good from
the need of storm water runoff.
The Department of Environmen-
tal Protection's (DEP) control line
is at 238 feet from the water and
they would start their building at
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in a manner in which each unit
would have a water view.
Holton said that any lighting on
the seaward side would be shaded
so as to not interfere with the
nesting turtles. The building will
have two side legs and one in the
Middle making it a "U" shape with
the legs on each side spread out.
In answer to one question, Holton
said that they were expecting to
get people to use the facility on a
short-term basis.
One of the things Holton said sev-
eral times was that she was at the
meeting to feel out the thoughts
of the residents and of APTA and
APECO. She added that they
wanted to come "up front with
what they wanted to do."
She also said that the developer.
was pleased with the cooperation
of the two organizations that had
helped to iron out any problems
an come to agreement.
Paul Johnson, who speaks for
APECO, said he and Linc Barnett
had met with Holton who repre-
sents the developer who assured
he and Barnett that there was to
be no'sea walls, no bulkheads,
there would be restoration of the
dunes, and they liked the attitude
on nesting turtles.
Holton was asked explicit ques-
tions as to when the organizations
could get a copy of the actual site
plan. She said, "The building
would be 66,000 square feet, in 3
story units. The units will range
from 1,100 square feet to 2,200
square feet. The units would be
rented for a week or monthly.
They might go rent for as long as
3 months." Barnett asked, "Does
the owner propose to rent it him-
Holton answered, "I really don't
know. But as the developer has
been the largest developer of Wal-
Marts in the country, my guess
would be he would not." At
present, it was said that the site
is owned by Mike Larrimore and
the developer has an option that
will be coming up rather quickly.
There was a thought that the de-
veloper could do a PUD and get
the site zoned to Mixed Commer-
cial and residence.
Johnson said "The APECO will be
following this development." Sev-
eral people spoke, one resident
said, This is a major change in
the building in the Bald Point.
area." Another said, "I would like
to see something more definite as
the ones presented here. Seems
to be 4 or 5 plans."
Holton said that the organizations
would get the package that would
be sent to P and Z before presen-
tation." She went further saying
'it would be the Friday before pre-
STom Vanderplaats who is on the
Water Board said that it is pos-
sible that availability of water
might be a problem. He said there
were problems in the water flow.
Two of the wells are going to be
useful but out of the five he
doesn't know how many can be
Another thing that there could be
a problem with was fire protec-
tion. Holton was asked if the de-
veloper had thought about sprin-
klers. 'She said she did not know
. Holton said all units would be
equipped with kitchens, and gar-
bage disposal units.
In reference to a question as to
who was going to build the hotel,
she had no clue at the present
time as to who would build it. She
said this is just a first look at it
and it has a long way to go before
any building will start.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Second Circuit

Court Report

November 19, 2001
By Sue Cronkite
The Honorable F. E. Steinmeyer
Prosecuting Attorney Adam Ruiz
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger

All persons listed below are presumed innocent
untilfound guilty in a court of law.

Banks, Claude F.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Ac-
cording to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred. On Sep-
tember 10, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 169 Avenue L. Apalachicola
where he spoke with the defendant's wife who stated that she was coming out
of the bathroom in her home when she saw her husband with a sledgeham-
mer drawn back. She said she ran out of the house and called police. She also
stated that the sledgehammer had been in the house several days and when
she asked her husband what it was for he replied "for you." Pretrial confer-
ence was set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Benjamin, Marvin Ray Jr.: Charged with possession of controlled substance
(crack cocaine) and dealing stolen property. According to probable cause re-
port, the following allegedly occurred: on September 4, 2001, the defendant
was arrested for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. The car the
defendant was occupying was towed for security purposes. On September 5.
2001, the officer searched the vehicle and found a flashlight containing a
white substance that tested positive for crack cocaine. On the dealing stolen
property charge, the defendant was charged with swapping crack cocaine for
a pink ice ring reported stolen from the home of Marjorie Jones. The defen-
dant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference was set for December 17.
2001. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented thedefendant.
Brown, Elijah: Charged with two counts sale of controlled substance, dealing
stolen property, burglary of a structure, and grand theft from retail merchant.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On April
26-27, 2001, members of the Franklin County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Unit
were making controlled buys in Apalachicola. A confidential informant pur-
chased a substance which tested positive as crack cocaine from the defendant
on both dates. On the dealing in stolen property charge, on September 4.
2001,the defendant was said to have taken the CD player out of a car and
tried to sell it to two different people. On September 4, 2001, on burglary of a
structure and grand theft charges, officers were called to Ed's inves-
tigate a break-in. Another officer had seen the defendant and two other men
with bags. Another person ivho saw the three men at the defendant's house
with bags of full liquor bottles took them away from the men and turned them
over to the officers. An estimate of the items taken included $526 worth of
alcohol, $30 change from cash register, $105 worth of tobacco, and $85 dam-
.age to door. Officers recovered about half of the merchandise. The defendant
entered not guilty pleas. Pretrial conference set for December 17, 2001. Atty.
Barbara Sanders was appointed to represent the defendant.
Brown, Richard Calvin: Charged with dealing stolen property and burglary
of a dwelling. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly oc-
curred: On Septembei 2, 2001; officers were dispatched to 231-12th Street in
Apalachicola where it was reported that a television and VCR had been stolen:
It was later reported that the defendant had tried to sell the items to two
different people for $100. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brown; Shawn V.: Charged with resisting officer with violence, battery on law
enforcement officer, and willful and wanton reckless driving. According to
probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On September 17,
2001, officer saw the defendant drive by at a high rate of speed, followed him
to his yard. When asked for his driver's license, defendant cursed officers,
resisted arrest, and kicked the window in the police car. Defendant entered a
written plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference set for December 17, 2001. Atty.
J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Calhoun, Myron G.: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle and battery.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On'Sep-
tember 11, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 40-7th Street SE in Carrabelle.
As he approached the address, he saw the victim running. The officer was told
that he had been dragged out of his van, beaten on the head, and thrown to
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was called. ne victim's vehicle was spotted in front of the Magnolia Club with
the motor running. Motion for pretrial release was denied and pretrial confer-
ence set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dean, Charles Revel: Charged with aggravated battery. According to prob-
able cause report, the following allegedly occurred: on September 6, 2001, an
officer was dispatched to a disturbance in Eastpoint. The victim, who had a
large cut above his right eye and a cut to his mouth. The victim stated that the
defendant had been given money to buy alcohol and food to grill out for sup-
per. After returning with no food, when asked about the money, the defendant
attacked the victim. The case was transferred to county court.
Dykes, Clifford M. Jr.: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, two counts of
possession of more than 20 grams cannabis, possession of drug parapherna-
lia, driving while license suspended felony, and felony fleeing or attempt to
elude. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
On September 16. 2001, officers served a search warrant on the residence of
the defendant. Officers found pots of cannabis, seeds, grow lights, fertilizer, a
book on marijuana horticulture, and an electric timer in the house. The de-
fendant entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender is to be appointed.
Pretrial conference was continued to December 17, 2001.
Geter, Sylvia: Charged with grand theft. According to probable cause report,
the following allegedly occurred: On September 14, 2001. officers took a sworn
statement from Dennis Lake Beebe that he had stolen a VCR, TV. and Play
Station, from his sister, and that he traded the TV to the defendant for crack
cocaine. Pretrial conference was set for December 17, 2001.
Golden, James Keith: Charged with possession of outboard motor serial num-
ber removed. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly oc-
curred: On December 26, 2000. theft of a motor off an oyster boat was re-
ported. On February 12, 2001. a motor fitting the description, with serial
number removed, was discovered on a boat belonging to the defendant. Pre-.
trial conference was set at December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
Harrell, Deneen C.: Charged with workers compensation fraud and grand
theft. Probable cause previously published. Public defender appointed. Pre-
trial conference set for December 17, 2001.
Harris, Osheila: Charged with resisting officer with violence, battery of law
enforcement officer, and escape. According to probable cause report, the fol-
lowing allegedly occurred: On September 2, 2001, officers were called to dis-
perse a crowd where fights had been breaking out. When told to leave, the
defendant returned, cursing and ranting. After forcibly cuffing the defendant
and putting her in the police car, she escaped. Defendant entered a plea of not
guilty. A public defender is to be appointed. Pretrial conference was set for
December 17, 2001.
Harris, Lattoshka: Charged with battery. According to probable cause re-
port, the following allegedly occurred: On September, 15, 2001, an officer was
dispatched to 401-24th Ave. in Apalachicola. The defendant was pointed out
as the person who had jumped on the victim who was then cut by another
man. In an effort to arrest the defendant, the officer was knocked to the ground.
An appointment was made with a public defender. Pretrial conference was set.
for December 17, 2001.
Hill, Travis W.: Charged with driving while license suspended felony. Accord-
ing to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On September
22, 2001, an officer observed the defendant driving. When a license check was
made, it was found that he had other charges of driving without a license. The
defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference was set for Decem-
ber 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hounshell, Diann Eversole (Foster): Charged with Driving Under the Influ-
ence (DUI), possession of controlled substance, and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. Probable cause previously published. Defendant entered
a written plea of not guilty. Case transferred to county court. Atty. J. Gordon
Shuler represented the defendant.
Jackson, Del Romel: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Sep-
tember 12, 2001, officers working a stationary radar observed a vehicle trav-
eling 50 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. The driver informed the
officer that he did not have a license. A check of the defendant's driving record
revealed numerous violations. The defendant entered a plea of.not guilty. Pre-
trial conference was set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the de-
Jones, Johnny: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, possession of controlled
substance (crack cocaine), possession less than 20 grams marijuana, posses-
sion drug paraphernalia, and two counts dealing stolen property. According
to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On September 21.
2001, officers served a search warrant on the defendant's residence and found
the defendant standing outside. A bag of cannabis and $1,060 was found in a
front pocket and $2,300 in a front pocket. Potted cannabis, cannabis ciga-
rettes, cocaine, other materials including items that had been reported stolen.
Defendant entered a plea of not guilty. On the two counts of dealing stolen
property, according to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
On September 14, 2001, Dennis Lake Beebe made a sworn statement that he
had stolen several items of jewelry and traded them to the defendant for crack
cocaine. Pretrial conference set foi ecember 17, 2001. On the cultivation
and possession changes defendant'represented by Atty. Ryan R Davis. On
the stolen property charges defendant representedby Atty. Barbara Sanders
Keith, Jason Derrick: Charged ultwi h'burglary of a dwelling and dealing stolen,,
property. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
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incluamg vacuum cleaner, numerous articles of clothing, jewelry, dolls, and
collectibles. After checking pawnshops, officers approached the defendant.
who then returned some of the stolen materials. The defendant entered a plea
of not guilty. Pretrial conference was set for December 17, 2001. Steiger rep-
resented the defendant.
Lane, Stacey R.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Ac-
cording to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On August
4, 2001, officers were called and told that the victim was walking out ofthe
Bayfront Station and was approached by a Jeep driven by the defendant.
officers were told that a passenger spit on the victim, then the defendant
chased the victim around the parking lot with an open knife. Pretrial confer-
ence was set for December 17. 2001. Atty. Jan Hevier represented the defen-
Lee, Christopher Brian: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, possession of
cannabis more than 20 grams, and possession of a controlled substance in-
tent to deliver. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly
occurred: On October 4, 2001, an officer was called to speak with the man-
ager of Eastpoint Apartments who said a marijuana plant had been seen in
the window of the defendant's apartment. Defendant admitted to growing the
plant and produced weighing scales, seeds, and other materials. Defendant
entered a written plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference was set for December
17, 2001. Atty J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared J.: Charged with grand theft. According to probable cause
report, the following allegedly occurred: On September 7.'2001, a deposit bag
with $412 in currency and a check for $125 was discovered missing from the
safe at Wicked Willie's in Carrabelle. Video tapes and statements by the owner
and witnesses indicate that the bag was removed from a slot in the safe with
a 12-inch butcher knife and long-handled grilling fork. Defendant entered a
plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference was set for December 17, 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Price, Jeffrey L.: Charged with interference with custody. Probable cause
previously published. Defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial confer-
ence continued to December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Ray, Sheryl: Charged with child abuse. According to probable cause report,
the following allegedly occurred: On August 2, 2001, an officer was called to
the victim's aunt's home where he was told that the victim had left her mother's
home because she had arrived home late and had been whipped with an ex-
tension cord around a broomstick. Defendant entered a plea of not guilty. An
appointment was made with a public defender. Pretrial conference was set for
December 17, 2001.
Rose, Christopher D. II: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, and dealing
stolen property. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly
occurred: On September 22, 2001, an officer was called to a residence where
it was reported that a computer and other household items had been stolen.
The computer was recovered from a woman in Tallahassee who stated she
had purchased it from the defendant. Pretrial conference was set for Decem-
ber 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Rowland, Robert Lewis: Charged with burglary of dwelling and grand theft.
Probable cause previously published. Defendant entered a written plea of not
guilty. Pretrial conference was set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Smith, Charles W. Jr.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Sep-
tember 17, 2001, an officer was called to 612 West Ave. D in Carrabelle, where
he was told that the defendant had tried to run a woman off the road. Defen-
dant entered a written plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference was set for De-
cember 17, 2001.-Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Tarantino, Thomas C.: Charged with three counts of dealing stolen property.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Oc-,
tober 16, 2001, it was reported to an officer that a pawnshop had three rods
and reels with a name different from the person who had sold them. Defen-
dant entered a written plea of not guilty and arraignment was continued to
Decemberl7, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Thomas, Fred W.: Charged five counts of worthless checks over $150. The
checks, from the defendant to Robin Seafood Company in St. Bernard, LA.
totaled more than $38,000 and were dated in April, May, and June of 2001.
.Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty on all five charges. Pretrial
conference was set for December 17, 2001. Atty. Stephen P. Glazer repre-
sented the defendant.
Thomas, Marlo M.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Sep-
tember 15, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 401-24th Ave. in Apalachicola.
The defendant was pointed out as the person who had cut another man. An
appointment was made with a public defender. Pretrial conference was set for
December 17, 2001.
Welsh, James J.: Charged with exploitation of elderly. Probable cause previ-
ously published. Arraignment was continued to December 17, 2001.
West, Raymond D.: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: on April
11, and 13, 2001, sheriffs officers were conducting controlled buys of con-
trolled'Ibst~iic-ihn the Apalachicola area and purchased whadtwas tested to
be crack .cocaine from the. defendant. The defendant entered a plea of,iot
guilty. Pretral conference was set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented
the defendant. ... '
-Wood, Eric Elton: Charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of
cannabis more than 20 grams. Charged with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
On September 16, 2001, officers served a search warrant on a residence where
items were found, including pots of cannabis, seeds, grow lights, fertilizer, a
book on marijuana horticulture, and an electric timer. The defendant was at
the residence and-was charged along with the person who lived'there. Pretrial
conference was set for December 17, 2001.
Wood, Larry David: Charged with burglary of dwelling and grand theft. Ac-
cording to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On June
28, 2000, an officer received information from the Leon County Sheriffs Of-
fice in reference to a burglary on River Road in Carrabelle where 11 firearms
and $300 had been taken. The defendant was named as one of three men
involved in the burglary. Defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial con-
ference was set for December 17, 2001. Atty. Don Pumphrey Jr. represented
the defendant.

Ard, Carl Wayne: Charged with escape. Trial set for January 11, 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Babbs, Cecil R.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
criminal mischief $200 to $1,000. Trial set for December 17, 2001. Atty. Bar-
bara Sanders represented the defendant.
Barber, Dallas B.: Charged with aggravated assault, two counts of resisting
officer with violence, and two counts of battery. Defendant entered a plea of
no contest on aggravated assault and resisting officer with violence. Received
one year community control followed by two years probation: $295 court costs,
120 days, with credit for time served 30 days, standard drug conditions, to
turn self in on Nov. 24, 2001 by 6 p.m., peaceful contact only with Donna

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Second Circuit Court Report from page 6

Barber. On battery charges entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty.
received 120 days, with credit for time served 30 days. to run concurrent.
Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.
Benjamin, Marvin Ray Jr.: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforce
ment officer. Trial set for December 17, 2001. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented
the defendant.
Blanchard, John F: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Defen-.
dant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received one-year
probation, $295 in court costs, standard drug conditions. Atty. Barbara Sanders
represented the defendant.
Brannan, Shirl Evans: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer. Con-
tinuance granted to December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brown, Kevin Lee: Charged with attempted first-degree murder with firearm.
Motion for severance of defendants denied. Trial set for February 18. 2002.
Atty. Anthony J. Natale represented the defendant.
Brown, Richard Calvin: Charged with forgery and uttering a forged check.
Case set for jury trial. Plea entered November 9, 2001. Steiger represented the
Burns, Calvin R.: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement of-
ficer, reckless driving and possession of controlled substance. Trial set for
December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Buzbee, Christopher: Charged with criminal mischief 3rd degree felony, bur-
glary of a structure, and violation of probation on four counts of uttering a
forged check. Trial set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
Campbell, Robert L.: Charged with obtaining or attempting to obtain con-
trolled substance by fraud. Trial set for December 17. 2001. Atty. Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Clark, Jennifer: Charged with uttering a forged check. Defendant entered a
plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received six months community
control, 64 days, with 64 days credit for time served, to pay $75 restitution
and $295 court costs.
Collins, William J.: Charged with grand theft. Found guilty by jury trial.
Ordered to pay restitution $585, 60 days, with credit for time served 29 days.
followed by three years probation, standard drug conditions, if inpatient re-
quired to remain in jail. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.
Cooper, Charlie: Charged with uttering a forged check, sale of substance in
lieu of crack cocaine, and sale of controlled substance. Defendant entered a
plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received three-years probation, to
pay $150 restitution, standard drug conditions, to remain in jail for inpatient
treatment, to pay $295 court costs, 230 days with credit for time served 230
days. State chose not to prosecute on charge of sale of controlled substance.
Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Coulter, James Earl: Charged with burglary of a structure and grand theft.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received 119
days in jail with credit for time served 89 days, followed by 18 months proba-
tion, $295 court costs, restitution reserved. Steiger represented the defen-
Creek, Jason Lee: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial conference continued to
January 11, 2002, with trial set for January 23, 2002. Steiger represented the
Critton, Samuel: Charged with sale of controlled substance.'Trial continued
to December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dalton, Billy D.: Charged with possession outboard motor serial number re-
moved. Defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, re-
ceived one-year probation, with credit for time served one day, to pay $250
court costs, restitution reserved. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dalton, Toby: Charged with dealing stolen property. Steiger represented the

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Davis, Clinton W.: Charged with dealing stolen property. In a violation of
probation hearing defendant on charge of battery on law enforcement officer.
probation terminated. Set for jury trial. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
Ellis, David: Charged with grand theft third degree. Pretrial conference con-
tinued to December 17, 2001.
Estes, Gloria Vickery: Charged with three counts of tampering with a wit-
ness. Defendant ordered to hire own attorney. Pretrial conference continued
to December 17, 2001.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Set
for trial December 17, 2001. Atty. Robert A. Rand represented the defendant.
Fitzgerald, Scan Patrick: Charged with murder second degree. Trial set for
December 17, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Frink, Frank Elgie Sr.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon
and criminal mischief. Trial set for January 11, 2001. Atty. Jan Hevier repre-
sented the defendant.
Fuller, Dana M.: Charged with interference with custody. State chose not to
prosecute. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Gloner, Joseph R.: Charged with sexual battery with deadly weapon. On mo-
tion for pretrial release bond reduced to $20,000 and ordered to have no con-
tact with victim or family. Trial set for December 17, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Griggs, Demar L.: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony, two counts
sexual battery, two counts lewd or lascivious molestation, and four counts
lewd and lascivious act in presence of child under 16. State chose not to
prosecute on the kidnapping charge. On other charges defendant entered a
plea of no contest. Jury trial set for January 9, 2001. Steiger represented the
Houston, Eddie F.: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received 210
days, with credit for time served 195 days. Upon release six months commu-
nity service, two years probation, employed, standard drug conditions, to pay
$295 court costs. State chose not to prosecute on one of the counts of sale of
controlled substance. Steiger represented the defendant.
Hurd, Preston W.: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim. Trial
set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
James, Jason Paul: Charged with possession of outboard motor serial num-
ber removed. Trial continued to January 11, 2002. Atty. Barbara Sanders
represented the defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance and
one count aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Trial set for February 18.
2001 on sale of controlled substance charges, with trial for aggravated assault
set for February 20, 2002. Ryan R. Davis represented the defendant.
Larrimore, William E.: Charged with murder first degree. Trial set for Janu-
ary 11, 2002. Atty. Edward S. Stafman represented the defendant.
Laye, Calvin: Charged with lewd or lascivious act in presence of child under
16 years of age. Pre-sentence investigation and predisposition report ordered.
Sentencing set for January 9, 2002. Atty. William Webster represented the
McCullough, David P.: Charged with worthless checks over $150. Pretrial
conference continued to December 17, 2001, with trial set for December 20,
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Neel, Kimberly J.: Charged with aggravated battery, drug possession lnari-
'juana under 20 grams, drug paraphernalia use of possession, and trespass.
Trial set for December 17, 2001.
O'Neal, Michael: Charged with two counts sale of controlled substance, one
count possession of controlled substance. Trial continued to December 17.
2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Price, Park McLean: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
Pretrial conference set for December 17, 2001, with trial set for December 20.
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Prince, Edward: Charged with grand theft. Trial set for January 11, 2002.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Pullam, Timothy C.: Charged with two counts of sexual battery. Motion for
pretrial release denied with no contact with victim ordered, and stay out of
Franklin County except for court appearance. Trial set for January 11, 2002.
Steiger represented the defendant,
Reeves, Danny Lee: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12.
Trial set for January 1, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Rogers, John: Charged with worthless check over $150. Trial set for January
11, 2002. Steiger represented the defendant.
Salter, Albert,"'Jr.: cCharged with t~o counts sale of controlled substance.
Tnal continued to December. 17, 201. Atty. Ryan R. Davis represented the
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O'Neal, Michael: Motion for pretrial release or reasonable bail denied. Atty.
Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Romeka, William T.: Charged with fleeing and eluding. Motion for pretrial
release or reasonable bail denied. To be reconsidered December 17, 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant. West, Raymond: Charged with three counts
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denied. Steiger represented the defendant.

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Sanborn, Keith: Charged with grand theft and grand theft of a firearm. On
the grand theft charge the state chose not to prosecute. On grand theft of a
firearm charge pretrial conference set for December 17, 2001, with trial De-
cember 20, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Sanders, Anthony: Charged with sale of imitation crack cocaine and sale of
controlled substance. Violation of probation hearing and pretrial conference
continued to December 17, 2001, with trial set for December 20. 2001. Atty.
Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Seaburn, Westley: Charged with attempted first-degree murder with firearm.
Trial continued to December 17, 2001.
Strops, Benny Ray: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Trial
set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Taylor, Sammy L.: Charged with sale of controlled substance, possession of
controlled substance intent to deliver, possession of cannabis, and resisting
arrest without violence. State chose not to prosecute. Atty. Barbara Sanders
represented the defendant.
Walden, Lisa: Charged with grand theft. Trial set for January 11. 2002. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Wallace, Darren Lee: Charge with sale of controlled substance, and two counts
of aggravated battery. Trial set for December 17. 2001. Atty. Ryan R. Davis
represented the defendant.
Weaver, Wendell W.: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis
and resisting arrest with violence. Also found in violation of probation. State
chose not to prosecute on resisting arrest charge. On" possession charge de-
fendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, ordered, to 24
months in Department of Corrections, with credit for time served four months.
Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Weldon,.Richard T.: Charged with DUI with serious injuries, driving while
license suspended or revoked, and reckless driving. Trial set for January 11.
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
White, Arthur S.: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Trial
set for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Williams, Melissa: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
battery. State chose not to prosecute assault charge. Battery charge trans-
ferred to county court. Steiger represented the defendant.
Zablelski, Michael: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon.
Trial set for December 17, 2001.

Baxley, Paul C.: Charged with driving while license suspended or revoked.
Appointment made with public defender. Hearing continued to December 17.
Clark, Jennifer: Charged with officer with violence. Admitted violation, adju-
dicated guilty, received control 64 days, with credit for time served 64 days.
reinstated to probation with all prior conditions. Atty. Barbara Sanders repre-
sented the defendant.
Keith, Jason Derrick: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries.
Defendant entered denial. Public defender appointed. Hearing reset for De-
cember 17, 2001.
Lowery Clarence: Charged with two counts dealing in stolen property and
one count cultivation of cannabis. Defendant entered written denial. Hearing
reset for December 17, 2001. Atty. Steve M. Watkins II represented the defen-
Zabielski, Michael: Charged with aggravated stalking. Hearing reset for De-
cember 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Stripling, Holly: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and
conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to sell. Defendant entered a denial.
Hearing reset for December 17, 2001.
Romeka, William T.: Charged with fleeing and eluding. Defendant entered a
denial. Hearing reset for December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
Dillon, Robert J.: Charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI with serious
bodily injury. Hearing continued to December 17, 2001. Atty. John Kenny
represented the defendant.
Sanders, Mark Paul: Charged with resisting officer with violence. Defendant
entered a denial. Hearing reset for December 17, 2001. Steiger. represented
the defendant.
Madison, Scan R.: Charged with violation of probation. Defendant admitted
violation, was ordered to a new term, of six months, all financial obligations
from previous probation. Wen paid probation to terminate. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Edgecomb, Kristen R.: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Defen-
dant entered a denial. Hearing reset for December 17, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented. the defendant.

Anderson, Michael James: Charged with burglary of structure. Motion for
:,continuance granted. Hearing continued to December 17, 2001. Atty. James
R. Timothy represented the defendant.
Ayalla, Diana: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Defendant admitted
violation of probation, adjudicated guilty. Probation revoked. Ordered to six
months community control followed by two years probation, with all prior
conditions., Steiger represented the defendant.'
Brannan, Shirl Evans: Charged with resisting officer with violence. Motion
f-or continuance granted. Hearing continued to December 17, 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Brown, Elijah: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries. Hearing
continued to December 17, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the de-
Fedd, Jermaine: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon. De-
fendant admitted violation, found in violation, ordered to one-year commu-
nity control followed by two-year probation with all prior conditions. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Friddle, Mitchell: Charged with four counts of burglary of dwelling. Admitted
violation of probation, terminated unsuccessfully, civil judgment. Steiger rep-
resented the defendant.
SHarris, Andre: Charged with two counts of battery. Admitted violation, pro-
bation revoked, terminated unsuccessfully, civil judgment. Steiger represented
the defendant.
McAnally, David E.: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude. Defen-
dant admitted violation, was adjudicated guilty. Probation modified to extend
for six months, with all prior conditions, terminating September 11,'2003
Steiger represented the defendant.
Moody, Mark: Charged with dealing stolen property. Admitted violation, ad-
judicated guilty. Received six months community control, thereafter remain-
ing on probation with all prior conditions.- Steiger represented the defendant.'
Rosier, Andre Nathainel: Charged with possession of cocaine and possession
of cocaine with intent to sell. State chose to withdraw affidavit. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
WoUllard, Freddie: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Hearing
continued'to December 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.

Brown, Charles: Charged with three counts of sale of controlled substance.
On motion for pretrial release, bond reduced to.$15,000 per charge. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Crutchfield, Michael: Hearing disposed. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dykes, Clifford Jr.: on charges of possession of more than 20 grams can-
nabis, driving while license revoked, and felony fleeing or attempting to elude,
motion to withdraw granted. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defen-
Kennedy, Derrick R.: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Motion made
for post conviction relief. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant
O'Neal Jewayne M.: Charged with principal first degree to sale of crack co-
caine. Motion to terminate community control granted. Under arrest when
returns. Steiger represented the defendant.

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Date of this Notice 03/15/02 Invoice No. 6750

Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy

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Tag No Year 1992 state FL VinNo. IGIBN53E6NR140824

To Owner: Donnie Lee Crumm To Lien Holder: Chase Manhattan Bank USA
P.O. Box 418 P.O Box 29214
-Eastpoint, FL 32328 Phoenix, Arizona 85038

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$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
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To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 03/12/02 Invoice No. 6870
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model PK Color Gray
Tag No No Tag Year 1970 State FL VinNo. F10ACH72979

To Owner: Mary A. Graig To Lien Holder:
2452 36th Avenue W.
Bradentown, FL 34205

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
03/05/02 at the request of FCSO/FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
,towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 -per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 04/11/02 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
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Eastpoint, FL 32328
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 03/12/02 Invoice No. 6871
Description of Vehicle: Make Cadillac Model Eldorado olorBlue
TagNo D12URG Year 1986 stateFL VinNo. 1G6EL1151JU617126

To Owner: Rendell Frederick or To Lien Holder:
Arlydia Fowler Brown
3201 Australian Avenue N.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
03/06/02 at therequest 6f Tommy Lofton that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 04/11/02 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT. FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
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22 March 2002 Page 9

Remembering Desire from Page 1
We wondered whether Desire's condition was triggered by the emo-
tional trauma of being separated from his mother. Perhaps this was
causing a wave of depression to overtake him causing grave illness.
We learned that Desire's mother had recently been released from
prison. She had not come for her child, and her whereabouts were
Janet suggested that we try to find a foster family for Desire. She
offered to pay a monthly stipend to any family willing to provide a
loving home for Desire, Janet felt that his condition might improve in
a more nurturing environment. It was generally understood that most
of the Home's staff members did not place much value in holding the
children. For most-of them, this was just a job-and one that didn't
pay all that well. Holding other people's children was not something
that was encouraged culturally; there was also a reluctance to get too
close to a chronically ill child.
Finding a foster family for Desire was going to be a challenge. We
realized that few families anywhere in the world would be willing to
accept a chronically ill child into their homes. Add to this the element
of Zimbabwean superstition: if a child from a different tribe dies in
their home, he will come back to haunt them.
Miraculously, I identified a family willing to foster Desire. The Banda
Family worked with me at a shelter located in a low-density suburb of
Harare. Although leery about the child's-health they agreed to take
him on one condition. They first wanted the child tested for HIV/
I contacted Mrs. Karadzemdima with the hope that she would take
an active role in facilitating the fostering process. She gave me the
phone number of a social worker at the Department of Social Welfare
and advised me to make an appointment.
Fostering a child in Zimbabwe is not a difficult process especially .if
the proposed foster family is Zimbabwean. Mr. Banda and I waited
for about an hour for our appointment. This proved to be the longest
part of the process. Once we met with our social worker, Mr. Humure,
it took less than twenty minutes to complete the interview and re-
ceive approval to foster Desire.
Mr. Humure was a very friendly person, He seemed genuinely touched
that we took an interest in Desire. He asked whether we knew about
Desire's medical condition. We nodded. He asked a little about the
Banda's family and home environment. Humure seemed pleased that
Mr. Banda worked for a shelter. He finally asked, "How long do you
want to foster?"
Mr. Banda requested a blood test for the child. He was informed that
this might be a problem. Mr. Humure's aid that such tests may vio-
late the child's confidentiality. If the staff members knew about a
child's HIV status, they may treat that child as a pariah.
On one hand, I was happy for Desire that this process was expedited.
On the other hand, I thought about how abusive families could easily
gain fostering status. There was no background check. I had read
enough articles in the country's periodicals to know that sexual devi-
ance was definitely a problem.

SNot long after the fostering process was set in moiion, Desire became
extremely ill again. He was sent to the hospital briefly before being
returned to the shelter. We begged the matron to place him with the
infants. We felt that he would get more attention in this section of the
Home, This-also proved to be a false assumption. Desire was placed
in a crib and basically ignored. The one benefit, though, was that he
was provided with a diet more compatible to his condition. He was
also fed smaller portions of food in more frequent intervals, This was
helpful to a degree.
When Desire was sent once again to Harare Central Hospital, the
Banda Family politely withdrew their offer to foster Desire. They were
worried about the impact of having their children see another child
die. We understood.
Things were rapidly coming apart for Desire, his condition was look-
ing more and more hopeless. I tired to think about something good
and I remembered a quote which asserted that "in every disaster area
there's a little bit of paradise."
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If there was anything to feel good about it was the way that some
volunteers came to this child's defense, They would sacrifice their
time, money and nervous systems to ensure that Desire received some
measure of comfort,
I came to know some incredibly caring people. One of them was Gillian
Morantz a volunteer from Canada. When Desire went to the hospital
she visited him almost daily. She brought him toys, clothing, diapers,
special foods and vitamins, She had been with other children from
the Home when they died. Gillian was not prepared to see another
child die, especially Desire.

People generally did not go to this hospital to get better. If they had
enough money, they visited one of the private hospitals. Unfortu-
nately, most Zimbabweans do not earn .enough in a month to stay
even one day at a private hospital.
Harare Central Hospital is a place where the incompetence and indif-
ference of the nursing staff merged with the infrequent visits of phy-
sicians is to create an often deadly environment for patients. For those
patients unable to command the respect of hospital personnel it was
a very unpleasant experience, Desire's medical condition seemed hope-
less and his status in the community was obviously inconsequential.
He received little respect and even less care.
Desire had chronic diarrhea. He was unable to tolerate most foods.
Desire's doctor never prescribed a diet suitable for his condition. He
was given milk on a regular basis which exacerbated his condition.
Whenever we pointed this out the nurses responded that he was tol-
erating the milk well. They showed us his charts to prove it. They
didn't see because they refused to see. The milk produced diarrhea
almost immediately, The nurses changed his diapers maybe once ev-
ery 6-8 hours. Janet, Gillian and I were often the ones to change
Desire's soiled clothes. When we were unable to visit Desire sat in his
dirty diapers for hours,
When a patient loses an excessive amount of weight, it is difficult to
feed him. Desire was a difficult child to feed. It could take as much as
twenty minutes to feed'this child a small portion of mashed potatoes.
Too often, the nursing staff would put a tray of food in front of Desire.
He would turn his head, and they.would write on his chart: Patient
refused food.'Janet believes that the hospital starved Desire to death.
We began bringing special food to the hospital for Desire. It would
take quite some time to get hiri to eat the smallest portions of food.
The hospital staff was not pleased. The following week, a notice was
placed on the wall above Desire's bed warning visitors against feed-
ing this patient by order of the doctor.
I wanted to write my own sarcastic notice it by the hospital's
memo. Janet advised me against it; she said that we may need their
help shortly.

.Janet believed that Desire might still recover if he received proper
medical attention quickly. She agreed to pay the child's entire hospi-
tal expenses, which was not a nominal commitment. We first had to
identify-a good hospital.
I visited St. Anne's Hospital to determine the expenses of this private
hospital. I was informed that a deposit of $32,000 would be required
to just admit the child. This did not include medicines, special proce-
dures and doctor's expenses. We also needed a referral from a doctor
who participated with the,hospital.
There were still more bureaucratic hoops to jump through. In order
to have Desire released from Harare Central Hospital, we still had to
gain the cooperation of Chinyaradzo Children's Home and the De-
partment of Social Welfare.
Mrs. Karadzemdima seemed leery that her Home would be saddled
with a large private hospital bill. She could not grasp the fact that
someone was willing to cover such immense cost for a child who was
essentially forsaken by his family. I stressed that Desire's condition
was critical. I wanted her to contact Harare Central Hospital directly
in order to expedite the child's release. She said that the child's social
worker needed to make this request; she advised me to call him. I
have never figured out whether her job description included anything
other than drinking hot tea and entertaining visitors at the Home.

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There was no getting around the fact that Desire could die at any
moment. We did not want him to go alone. It became apparent to all
of us that he needed more attention than we were able to provide.
I was familiar with several people who worked at Island Hospice, a
palliative care program offering medical attention to terminal patients.
Actually, St. Anne's Hospital was just a stone's throw away from
Hospice's headquarters.
I contacted one of the programs social workers and was informed
that they first needed a referral from a licensed doctor. Gillian Morantz
was acquainted with a doctor affiliated with the Child Protection So-
ciety. Desire was quickly enrolled in the program and would soon be
visited by one of their nurses.

Janet arrived at the hospital with Desire bundled in her arms. The
child had lost so much weight that he no longer looked human. I
didn't have a lot of hope.
There were a few problems getting Desire admitted. Janet had brought
US $200 for the deposit, but the hospital wanted Zimbabwean cur-
rency. They compromised. We had also forgotten to get a doctor's
referral. Janet was familiar with a doctor in the area and was able to
receive the referral needed via telephone.
The differences between the two hospitals were marked. Harare Cen-
tral Hospital was,noisy day and night, There was very little noise at
St. Anne's Hospital, partially because there were very few patients in
the children's ward. Desire seemed to be more relaxed. He seemed to
be cognizant of his new environment. The nurses also spent more
time with Desire; they changed his diapers frequently. His diet was
also more compatible to his condition. There were no more infusions
of milk.
SEven though his new doctor ordered an ambitious course of treat-
ment, it was obvious that Desire was struggling. The nurse from Is-
land Hospice was scheduled to visit Desire in a few days. I wasn't
sure how many more days or weeks he had left.

I came to St. Anne's Hospital early Saturday afternoon. The past week
had been extremely busy week. I had agreed to stay at Lovemore
Home, which was my primary assignment with the U.S. Peace Corps,
to look after the shelter's children while the director was away.
The children at Lovemore Home attended school during the day and
this would normally give me plenty of time to visit with Desire during
that time. However, I had agreed to attend a week-long workshop at
Island Hospice. I rushed each morning to attend the 8: 00 a.m. work-
shops and then darted over to. St. Anne's each afternoon to see De-
sire. I usually returned to Lovemore Home fairly late in the evening,
which was not the wisest thing to do. It wasn't a very good idea to
walk around Harare after dark, but I made an exception.
Lovemore Home's director was scheduled to return on Saturday af-
ternoon. When he arrived, I went directly to the hospital. I would be
free to spend the rest of the weekend with Desire.
Gillian was standing near Desire's bed. She was crying ... she barely
managed to say, "He's gone." A blanket covered him. He had.died just
fifteen minutes earlier.
Gillian and her boyfriend contacted a funeral home to make arrange-
ments. They would pay for everything.
We all knew that Desire was going to die, but it was still hard to
accept. I left the hospital feeling completely defeated.

A large number of people from Chinyaradzo Children's Home attended
Desire's funeral. The Home's vehicle also had plenty of petrol to trans-
port staff members to the funeral home and then to the outskirts of
town where Desire was buried.
It was difficult to digest Mrs. Kavadzemdima's phony testimonials
during the entire procession. She spoke about the value of Desire,
and the impact he had on all members 'of the Home. In all actuality
most showed very little interest in this child while he was living, but
.. ,they were certainly there for him after his death. ""'' -

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Celebrates 30th


Riverfront Festival April
27 and 28
By.Tom Campbell
March 16, 2002, was the 30th
Anniversary of the founding of
Carrabelle Area Chamber of Com-
merce, 1972 to 2002. Executive
Director Bonnie Stephenson said
a plaque was in the chamber of-
fice listing all past presidents.
She also said she appreciated the
plaque given to her by the mem-
bership "more than you will know
and will strive to serve you with
all my heart."
Regarding the Chamber's website,
Stephenson said there was great
news. The newly redesigned
website "from January 2nd till
February 14th, 2002, had 10,486
visitors. We only had 10,540 all
last year."
The Riverfront Festival will be
held the fourth weekend in April,
2002, which is Saturday, April 27
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun-
day, April 28 from Noon until
4:00. Stephenson said, "We will
be selling this year's posters, caps
and Kan Koolers at the Chamber
booth, in place of T-shirts. The
artist this year is Robert Kenney.
Lots of kids activities are planned
again. We need volunteers for
those two days. We could use your
help for an hour or two."



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Remembering Desire from Page 9
I tuned out the testimonial and tried to focus on Desire's life. I felt
guilty that I wasn't able to be with him more often in his last days. I
felt badly that I hadn't spoken to Island Hospice earlier. This was a
child who suffered needlessly. I sat in the back and wept openly. One
of the Home's staff members consoled me during the testimonial and
led me by the hand as we all circled around Desire's open casket. I
Gillian sat with her boyfriend toward the front of the funeral home's
chapel. Mrs, Karadzemdima rightfully recognized her during the cer-
emony. When she looked at Desire while circling his open casket, she
was visibly shaken. When she was asked to give testimony.during the
burial ceremony, she was too choked up to really say anything. Gillian
was like a mother to Desire.
Janet was unable to attend the funeral, She was still feeling poorly,
and it would take her more than a month to recover, She was over-
whelmed with anger'by the callousness that both Chinyaradzo
Children's Home and Harare Central Hospital had shown to Desire.
This anger began to impact her physical well being. She only began to
find relief when she confronted her emotions revolving around Desire's
People always comment on how peaceful the deceased look at funeral
wakes. I remember looking at Desire and being struck by how angry
he looked. I later conveyed this to Janet. Her response, "Good for
It's hard to imagine anything good coming from the death of a two
year old child, but some light did manage to pierce the darkness.
We did manage to show Desire that he was loved, This was evident in
his smile when we visited him. It was noticeable in his laugh (which
was a grunt attached to a smile) when we did something to lighten his
spirits. He would caress the inside of our hands with his tiny fingers
when we held his hand. And we held him often, whenever he held out
his arms to be picked up.
At Chinyaradzo Children's Home, there were major strides. The Home
agreed to participate in Island Hospice's Firelight Program, which
helps shelter personnel provide palliative care within its own institu-
tions. Chinyaradzo Children's Home created a sick bay. They seemed
to finally get the message: It's better to care for terminal patients in
the Homes. These children will be less frightened in a familiar envi-
ronment and they will hopefully receive more attention.
Desire should not have been allowed to suffer so much. His family
should have visited him. He deserved better medical treatment and a
longer life. It is hard to make sense of all those injustices. One thing
that does make sense is that I can honestly say that I'm a better
person for having known and cared about Desire. His death was not
in vain.
Desire's life touched many people. His death impacted the way the
largest orphanage in Harare cares for its own sick children. Desire
was a beautiful child. I pray that he has found contentment wherever
he is now.

The Telestials To Perform April 6th

Returning to our community by
popular acclaim, the "Telestials"
will present a concert on Satur-
day, April 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church on St.
George Island, located at 201 E.
Gulf Beach Drive. Admission is
free and all members of the com-
munity are encouraged to attend
for a faith-filled evening of music
and devotion. There is no admis-
sion charge and refreshments will
follow the concert. The public is

welcome to attend.
The "Telestials" have dedicated
over thirty years of their lives to
keeping a ministry alive. Founded
by Jim and Beth Glass, this gos-
pel group was established in 1963
when a trio, including Beth and
her sister, began singing at
church functions. Known then as
the "Harmony Trio," they recorded
their first album in Atlanta in

Ed Trainer In

St. George Island United Method-
ist Church is pleased to host a
concert by soloist Ed Trainer in a
performance following a covered
dish supper at the church on Sat-
urday, March 23rd at 7,00 p.m.
and.again on Sunday, March 24th
at 9:30 a.m. during worship ser-
vices. The church is located at 201
E. Gulf Beach Drive on St. George
Ed Trainer has been a Minister of
Music in churches in Vermont,
Ohio and British Columbia and
guest soloist for the Handel Soci-
ety in the Lower Mainland. In
October 1994, Ed and his wife
Barbara created Trainer Minis-
tries International and Interna-
tional Fishing Ministries Associa-
tion (IFMA). IFMA is a faith min-
istry designed as an outreach to
sportsmen, families and children.
The goal is to reach, train and
educate people in knowledge and
understanding of the Bible and to
illustrate the glory of God the Cre-
ator by teaching love and respect
for His created world.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the concert and the cov-
ered dish dinner which begins at
6:30 p.m. You should hear him.

Stingray News
Flotilla .15, Division 1
8th Coastal Region
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Four awards were presented to
Flotilla 15 at the Winter Confer-
ence of the U. S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary Division 1. The meeting
was attended by Frank Stephens,
Commander, Art Little and
Marianne Scholer. Marianne
Scholer was awarded the Auxil-
iary Annual Service Performance
Award for outstanding volunteer
contributions as Examiner. The
Flotilla received the Silver Oar for
Membership Increase and also the
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 8th
Coastal Region Loren C. Bowie,
highest percentage membership
award ifor the year 2001. Twenty-
seven new members were re-
cruited during 2001. Art Little
received on behalf of Flotilla 15,
the Betty A. Finnigan Growth
Award for 2001.

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22 March 2002 Page 11

Population Growth from Page 1

Table 1

Florida State and County Population Estimates, April 1, 2001, -* .LJQ, .
and Projections for 2005 2030

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Various manipulations labeled by
the authors as linear, exponential,
share of growth and shift share,
were applied to develop the esti-
mates, more fully described in
their report available from the
Bureau. The medium set of
county projections is the most
likely, said the researchers Smith
and Nogle, to provide an accurate
forecast of future county popula-
tions. They continued, "...We have.
also made low and high sets of
projections to provide an indica-
tion of uncertainty surrounding
the medium projections. These
alternative projections were based
on analyses of past population
forecast errors for counties in
Florida and the United States..."
"The low and high projections '
'indicate the range in which
two-thirds of actual future
county populations will fall,
if the future distribution of
forecast errors is similar to

-Shortened P&Z

- Meeting''.

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By Rene Topping
The Franklin County Planning
and Zoning meeting held on.
March 12, was shortened when
three items that could have been
subjects for long discussion were
taken off the agenda. Despite the
fact that a spring storm with high.
winds, heavy rain and some out-
rageous lightning, was raging
overhead, there was a quorum.
Several of the members had
braved the elements to come from
as far away as Alligator Point,
Lanark Village and Carrabelle.
The three items tabled to some
future meeting were; One was
"Consideration to rezone a -10 acre
parcel of land known as Tom
Mitchell's' Alligator Farm in Sec-
tion 5 and 8, Township 7 South,
Range 4 West (Carrabelle Area)
from A 2 Forestry to R 1 Single
Family Residential requested by
Jimmy Meeks."
The second one was a "Request
'for special exception to operate a
kennel on Lot 18, Indian Mounds
Shores, Eastpoint by Don and
Donna Richards."
The third one was a "Request for.
sketch plat approval for a ten lot
subdivision named Lighthouse
Village, a ten acre parcel lying in
Section 35, Township 7 South,
Range.5 West, Carrabelle," Sub-
mitte,d by Gene Langston, who
came in at meeting time to take it
off the agenda.
The members turned to the rest
of the agenda. Two docks were
approved, one for Mark Plummer
on Lots 3-4, Block V, Unit 1,
Lanark Beach and one for H.D.
Long and John R. Jordan to con-
struct an 80 foot seawall on Lot
6, Holiday Beach, Unit 1, Alliga-
tor Point.
A request for approval of a sketch
plat for Tarpon Bay Subdivision
located on an 8.08 acres lying in
Section 5, Township 7 South,
Range 1 West, Alligator Point was
questioned by member Vicki
Barnett. She said that this had.
been approved at the Monday,
March llth, to have 91' width on
instead of the stated 100' feet in
the Franklin County Comprehen-
sive Plan. She said when a sur-
vey was done the-acreage was jtist
over 5 acres. The new survey was
shown with the 91' width still on
Barnett said that the attorney for
the Board of Adjustment said that
even though they should have re-
scinded the decision of approval,
he recommended that they do not
do that because the only way they
could rescind it was they would
have to sue themselves. Approval
was given on the basis that it was
still one acre for each lot.
Item 7. A request for a rezone on
10 acres of land at Hickory Ham-

150,600 52 152, 152,500 152,100
157,800 167,400 177,100 187,000
166,400 185,800 206,400 228,100









150,400 147,400
196,600 205,300
250,700 273,800

16 .200




By Tom Campbell
i4,500 14,000 13,500 12,900 12,200 11,500 Ajoint training exercise was held
15.400 15,900 16,300 16,800 17,300 17,700
16,400 17,90 19,400 21,100 22,700 24,S00 at the Apalachicola Municipal Air-
0 port March 6. Tyndall Air Force
Base's Exercise Evaluation Team,
in conjunction with the Franklin
247,100 252,800 256,500 258,300 255,500 250,400 conjunction with the Franement
258,900 278,300 297,800 .317,700 333,900 348,700 county Emergency angemen
273,200 309,000 347,100 387,400 425,800 465,000 Office, participated in the event.





16,923,500 17,847,700
17,436,400 18,866,700 '
17,918,600 19,310,900



28,900: 29,900
34,300 38,200
41,500 48,800


the past distribution.., our
studies have found that the
distribution of absolute per-
cent errors tends to remain
fairly stable over time, lead-
ing us to believe that' the low
and high projections provide
a realistic indication of the
'potential degree of uncer-
tainty surrounding the me-
dium projections."
The projections published in their
report refer solely to permanent
residents of Florida, not to tour-
ists or seasonal residents. This
statement obviously has impor-
tant implications for Franklin
County, and indeed for counties
potentially influenced by the po-
tential home sales of Arvida and
the St. Joe Company, which owns
up to 86 percent of.Gulf County.
While there are problems, in fore-
casting any future trend, the pro-
portions of increase or decrease
may still have important implica-

mock Road from Agriculture to
Rural Residential, one unit per ten
acres, by Bill Wells was tabled to
UrhetApnD meeting. !
Item 9. Was a commercial review
and final approval on a sketch
plan on a parcel at 33 Begonia
Street, Eastpoint, submitted by
Tom Hoffer, Publisher and Owner
of the Franklin Chronicle. His plan
is to build a 300 seat theatre and
run a publishing business for the
Franklin Chronicle and also build
several duplexes to house employ-
ees of the paper. Hoffer was given
approval on the entire site plan.
The members had a short discus-
sion on the 35 feet height restric-
tion on all buildings whether mea-
sured from the ground or from the
first floor level of nine feet from
the ground. Mark Currenton said
that "The exception from this is
that the height in Alligator Point
as they have to go up in some
places 18-20 feet." The issue had
been brought up by Franklin
County Building Inspector Rachel
Ward and will be placed on next
month's agenda.
Mary Lou Short said that she was
going to address the problem of
limiting the occupancy of rental
houses in the Plantation to-12
people. She said that there had
been occasions when there had
been 18 20 people in one house.
She said that she believes this
trend started about two years ago
and should be looked into.
Vicki Barnett said that they had
one man who advertises that his
house on Alligator Point can be
occupied by 22 people. She added
that they came by the bus full.
The members agreed that there
was no way that this could be pre-
vented. Short said that she had
called the Fire Marshal and he
said that it was a local issue.
Short said she felt maybe her idea
would create a balance between
resident, owner and rental. The
members then went into a discus-
sion of the events at the last meet-
All meetings of the Planning and
Zoning meetings are open to the
public but somehow it was under-
stood by many of the audience the
Marina at Summer Camp was to
be discussed. Gayle Dodds ex-
plained that many of the people
there, though it was a public.
hearing and it would be their only
chance to challenge ARVIDA. The
meeting became somewhat un-
ruly and Dodds said if it contin-
ued, the meeting would be ad-
journed. Dodds has asked for a
Sheriffs Deputy to be at any meet-
ing that has controversy.
The next regular P and Z meeting
will be held at 6:30 p.m., on April



The joint exercise was given the
official name of "Exercise Crown.
6,300 Prince 0201." Apalachicola Mu-
9,700 nicipal Airport has been desig-
nated, as an "Emergency Landing
Site for Tyndall." It was explained
30 500 that there are "two or three crash
45,500 landings per' year."


19,772,600 20,719,800 21,567,700
21,792,600 23,222,200 24,528,600'
23,589,600 25,401,000 27,049,700
tions for economic growth in the
panhandle region of Florida. See
Table 1, below. In Bay county, for
example, the projection in 2030
is nearly one-third more of an in-
crease over the 2001 population.
In Franklin county, the same time
line projects only an approximate
20 percent increase by 2030.
Similar outcomes are found in the
comparisons with Liberty and
Calhoun counties. on the other
hand, projections for Wakulla
county are a bit-over double the
2001 population, upwards of
45,500. Wakulla is considered by
most as the."bedroom" commu-
nity to Tallahassee. The projected
growth for Leon county is similar
to that of Bay county-about a
one-third increase in population
by 2030. The implications for
schools, roads, housing, shopping
centers, hospitals and many other
projects are obvious in consider-
ing these projections, There will
be heavy demands on those lim-
ited facilities,

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By Tom Campbell
Sixteen people attended the
Apalachicola Historical Society
Meeting last week at the Carriage
House of the Raney House Mu-
seum in Apalachicola. Presiding
was President Laura Moody, who
called the meeting to order at 4:07
Other officers present were Judith
Henderson, Vice President; Lyrin
Wilson Spohrer, Secretary; and
Bill Greer, Treasurer.
In his report, Treasurer Bill Greer
said the Apalachicola Historicl
Society had in its General Account
approximately $4,000. The Raney
House Project Account, which is
state government grant money,
had $34,000. This money can be
applied only toward the restora-
tion of the Raney House.
The State Parks Support Fund
has approximately $2500. The
Ilse Newell Fund for the Perform-
ing Arts has about $18,000.
Greer said that all bills received
"have been settled."
It was suggested that the Raney
House hours of operation for tours
be limited to. Friday and Satur-
day, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It was
emphasized that volunteers are
needed for the tours. Two mem-
bers need to be present for the
tour times, as there needs to be
someone downstairs while the
tour is going on upstairs.
Lynn Wilson Spohrer was elected
as Project Director for the.Interior
Decoration and Restoration of the
Raney House. This includes such
items as furnishings, gifts, etc.
Following the meeting, President
Laura Moody was available to
those who wished to take the four
of the newly restored Raney

Director Tim Turner, Director of
the Franklin County Emergency
Management Team, gave opening
remarks and welcomed the par-

Tyndall Hosts

Gulf Coast

Salute 2002

The United States Navy's Aerial
Demonstration Team, the Blue
Angels, will bring their special
brand of high-flying excitement to
Team Tyndall's annual Gulf oast
Salute, March 23 and 24, Gates
will open at 8 a.m. both .days.
Tyndall's Security Forces and
signs will direct people to park-
inglocations. If you have a handf-
capped permit, please make it vis-
ible to security forces directing
The air show is open to the pub-
lic with free admission and park-
in. Shuttle bus transportation
will be provided to the flight line
show area. Tyndall officials invite
everyone to. come out and enjoy
this year's special event. However,
security will be emphasized, ac-
cording to base officials, who re-
mind attendees that no pets,
weapons, ammunition, fireworks,

ticipating units, which included
Emergency Management Staff
and Volunteers of Tyndall Air
Force Base, Apalachicola Interna-,
tional Training Center Staff,
Franklin County Sheriffs Depart-
ment, all local Volunteer Fire De-
partments of Franklin County,
and Panama City American Red
There was a "staged F 16 mock-up
crashing" at the Apalachicola
Emergency Landing Site. The area
was "contained for security
It was explained that in the past,
one of the Blue Angels crashed at
the Apalachicola airport. There
were two other crashes about
three years ago.

bicycles, mopeds,. roller skates,
scooters, glass bottles or contain-
ers will be allowed and all
hand-carried items are subject to
Cameras, strollers and backpacks
are permitted.
All spectators should expect to
encounter airport-style process-
ing points en-route to the air show
area. Those carrying little or no
items will be able to process
through security checkpoints
without significant delays. Ex-
press lines will be available for
those carrying minimal or no
Joining the Blue Angels in the air
show lineup will be several' mili-
tary demonstration teams and ci-
vilian aerial shows. Invited dem-
onstration teams include: .the
C-17, F- 14, F-15, F-86 & MiG-15,
F-16, Dave Dacy Airshows Inc.,
Patty Wagstaff, The Showcat, WW
II Air Demo, the Heritage Flight
(P-51/F-86/F-15) and various
other aerial demonstrations.
Flybys will include the. QF-4,
F-117, B-52 and B-l.

The apron of the airport was the
staging area. Also used were the
nearby woods, which is the area
in which the pilot was "suppos-
edly found" after ejecting from the
Involved were five volunteer Fire
Department fire trucks, a Florida
Power truck, a Fire Rescue truck,
four Emergystat Franklin County
ambulances, Franklin County
Emergency Management truck,
four Franklin County Sheriff De-
partment vehicles, and about ten
other vehicles. In all, approxi-
mately 60 people were involved.
The exercise was pronounced a
"good learning experience" and a

Numerous ground displays and
attractions will be available for
young and old. Aircraft currently
stated to be on static display in-
- clude the P-40, PA7, E-3, E-8, T- 1,
XM-53, LTH-1, Hover Craft, F16,
E,9, T-38, T-37, MG-23, MG-29,
F-18, Sub-scale Drones,, MU-2
and of course Tyndall's primary
aircraft the F- 15C.
An entire hangar is being dedi-
cated to free events and activities
for kids including pedal planes,
face painting, moonwalks and an
F-22 display booth, There'll be
great food, games and plenty of
attractions making this year's
event a memorable one. And don't
forget about the Jet Truck, Jump
.Team, military working dog dem-
onstration, the Air Force Experi-
ence and it's F-16 simulator.
To see how this year's Gulf Coast
Salute is shaping up, check out
the official Web site at' http://.
or call 283-8579.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Behind The Scenes Work

Fuels School Readiness

By Sue Cronkite
What keeps the wheels turning on
getting youngsters ready for "real
school" is something the Franklin
County School Readiness Coali-
tion is-concerned with daily. Mem-
bers held a workshop in Apalach-
icola March 13. 2001, on a local
school readiness plan.
In the absence of Marie Marshall,
Coalition Chairperson, Faye
Johnson, Executive Director of
Interaction Designs, led the work-
shop. Those attending included
Renea Black, Administrative. As-
sistant to the Coalition; Lynn
Eldridge, Head Start, Rosemary
Everitt, Florida Partnership for
School Readiness; Dot Inman-
Johnson, Head Start; Norton Gil-
bert, Program Administrator,
Florida Department of Children
and Families; Bernice Bryant,
Daycare Licensing Counselor, and
Dwayn Corker, Children and
Some of the items discussed in-
cluded an outline of operation
components, which also includes
provision of services to at least as
many children as the 125 served
last year. A major concern is a
shortage of the 18-25 mandated
members for the coalition. Among
vacancies in membership is the
replacement of an Apalachicola
Bay Chamber of Commerce's ap-
pointment which recently
dropped out.
A brochure describing what is to
be accomplished by the coalition,
a list of major chlild care provid-
ers, a community plan to address
the needs of all eligible children,
and an easy to understand opera-.
tional structure, were among
those items discussed. 'We now
have Head Start on a full-day,
full-year program in Carrabelle,"
said Johnson. A follow-up meet-
ing to discuss programs on char-
acter development is to be held.
The coalition's statement of phi-
losophy, long-range and short-
range objectives includes the vi-
sion that "All young children and

their families in Franklin County
will be provided access to afford-
able, quality care services that are
developmentally appropriate, are
physically and emotionally nur-
turing, and promote learning. All
children in Franklin County will
enter school ready to learn."
Also in the Statement is the rec-
ognition of the "primacy of par-
ents or guardians as their
children's first teachers and the
importance of children entering
the education system ready to
learn, and seeks to assist parents
or guardians by providing oppor-
tunities for the at-risk-birth-to
kindergarten population to en-
hance their chances for educa-
tional success by participating in
quality school readiness pro-
grams that can better prepare
them for school." In answer to the
question as to why "birth" is in-
cluded, Inman-Johnson said "for
one thing, checking a baby's hear-
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APTA Will Monitor Prm'poted Marina

At Summer Camp

By Rene Topping
The Alligator Point Taxpayers As-
sociation (APTA), pledged at their
regular monthly held on March 9
at the Alligator Point Volunteer
Fire House that they will be one
of three environmental organiza-
tions to be at the public hearing
on March 19th to follow up on
ARVIDA's Summer Camp subdi-
vision. The other two are
Apalachicola Bay and River Keep-
ers (ABARK) and Alligator Point
Environmental Conservancy Or-
ganization (APECO).
APTA right now has 146 paid
members; they have 12 new mem-
bers in this year.
Joe Hambrose said that the three
organizations APTA, ABARK, and
APECO are working together on
monitoring the proposed marina
at the development called Sum-
mer Camp. He said that the
Aquatic Preserve, which runs
along the coastline from Alligator
Point to near Carrabelle is Class
"A" and Class "B" waters and the
county Comprehensive Plan will
not allow marinas in these areas.
There will be a'special meeting on
March 19th at 5:05 p.m. to dis-
cuss the Summer Camp develop-
ment and ARVIDA has said that
they have dropped the marina "for
this time." Hambrose also spoke
on the proposed project for the
site of the old Point Lounge that
was lost to a fire several years ago.
Barnett called for information on
the Tarpon Bay development and
it was reported that it surveyed
out at five acres. The developers
are trying for a nine-foot variance
from the 100-foot width. There
was no quorum at the Board of
Adjustment on March 4th. It was
decided that it's members would
meet on March 11 and Tarpon
Bay would be on that agenda.

On beach erosion, Barnett Said
that Dick Waters had reported to
him t~at the Benedict Company
had been in touch with Congress-
man Allan Boyd on the use of the
Sand Web and Boyd felt there
would be a very good chance that
it could be called an "innovative
technology." Benedict also re-
ported that the Sand Web at
Naples is working successfully.
The RFPs, for one, at Alligator
Point were never sent out in 2001
when it was being considered for
the Point.

Ann Maruazak, who is Member-
ship Chairperson said that she
has sent out letters to members
who had not yet renewed. They
will also send out renewals and
new member applications in the
"Down at the Point" newsletter.
'Uider Safety Committee, John
Murphy said that Sheriff Bruce
Varnes did not come to an ar-
ranged meeting. Vicki Barnett
said she had a meeting with him
in Eastpoint in the next week.
There is still a number of prob-
lems with the ambulance but they
have decided to continue for 3
more months.
It was suggested that APTA work
with the Alligator Point Volunteer
Fire Department to fund an am-
bulance that would be kept at the
Point. On a 'motion by Ann
Maruszak and Joe Hambrose, it
was decided to research this pos-
Fire Chief Steve Fling reported on
the status Of the MSBU. He said
that Lanark/St. James Volunteer
Fire Department cannot hold out
more than about five more weeks
and will have to close unless the
Chief there can get financial aS-
sistance. He said that the raise in
the MSBU dues from $28.00 to
$42.00 was insufficient for any of
the departments.
The major problem is that each
department is mandated by law
to have a ladder truck as the
building code is higher than they
can reach and he said that build-
ings are being built 'with code
being 35 feet calculated from the
bottom of the first living space.
The only department that has a
ladder truck is Lanark/St. Jarmes.
Fling said that a new ladder truck
would cost about $400,000.

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By Tom Oampbell
Erik Lovestrand, Education Coor-
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search Reserve, said that you hear
a great deal about "partnering" as
a way to maximize your effective-
ness in accomplishing just about
any task. "Partnering," he said, "is
exactly what is taking place to
renovate the Reserve's Nature
Center in Apalachicola."
Due to the combined efforts and
funds of the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection and the
National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration, the Re-
serve is on the way to implement-
ing a fantastic facelift for its pub-
lic facilities.
With a federal grant, plus state
matching funds, the project will
involve approximately $423,000
for new educational exhibits. The
project has been several years in
the planning. "Finally it looks like
something is going to happen,"
said Lovestrand.
The Reserve will contract with a.
professional exhibit design firm to
produce and install the exhibits.
Work areas involve the main
building and the quarter-mile
nature trail.
In the main building, exhibit for-
mats will include mounted and
replica animals, interactive visual
displays popular with young
people and an expanded "kid's
On the nature trail will be a num-
ber of interpretive sign panels
placed at key locations along the
walk. Subject areas will include
local habitats and animals, the
Reserve's mission, and -cultural
'history from pre-historic to the
The project will provide the visit-
ing public with an expanded pic-
ture of the importance of the
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Summer Camp from Page 1

In a timely commentary published in the Tallahassee Democrat on
Tuesday, March 19, 2002, the opinion was stated that the "St. Joe
Co. has the resources and integrity to do things with style and vision.
... That's why going to the mat over building a marina as an amenity
to its SummerCamp project west of St. Teresa Beach isn't a battle
worth fighting. The graceful thing is for St. Joe/Arvida to appear be-
fore today's Franklin County Commission and permanently withdraw
its proposal for a marina adjacent to the FSU Marine Lab and be-
tween the wings of its 499-home project. What it could do with integ-
rity is build a marina convenient to those who buy SummerCamp
vacation homes, yet a short drive away-perhaps along Wilson Beach
or near Lanark Village."
Or, perhaps, on Timber Island in Carrabelle.
Speaker after speaker rose to object to the marina near the FSU Ma-

The drawings and artwork are taken from a presentation made
by Douglas Delano at the meeting of the Franklin County
Republican Executive Committee, Monday, March 18th,
Eastpoint Fire Station. This presentation was very similar to
one presented by Mr. Delano at the public hearing on Tues-
day, March 19th, Courthouse, Franklin County.

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Finally, Douglas C. Delano, Vice President Project Manager ofArvida/
St. Joe Company., spoke eloquently foi the company as he pointed
out that "St. Joe is developing the plan as we go." There is no firm
plan for a marina, in place. "We support the marine lab aid we'd like
to be a part of enhancing that program," he said. "We will not propose
a marina unless our study shows no adverse affect."
He continued, "We are proud of what we've proposed here for Franklin
County. We want the final plan to be something that officials and
local, people can be proud of We want Franklin County to be proud
that St. 'Joe Company is a primary land-owner."
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders spoke eloquently for the concerns of
local citizens, for protecting the local environment.
In the end, the Commissioners heard the plea of Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders, when she said, "I would like to have sbme specific language
incorporated in, the proposed text amendment to the Franklin County'
Comprehensive Plan. As our attorney has pointed out to us, under
the Mixed-Use Residential land use change, that could possibly leave
the door open for a marina under the commercial part of the land use
change. For that reason, "I am, asking that you would support the
language I am requesting. The language is as follows
'No marina or associated facilities'shall be part of this Mixed-Use
Residential land use change and any subsequent plans for devel-
"This only says what St. Joe-Arvida has said they are willing to
do and that is to back off of the marina idea. I have discussed
this and had it reviewed by DEP as far as understanding what
this means and the officials say that it is very clear and precise.
I am also asking St. Joe-Arvida to be supportive of this language.
I would also ask that the maps that will be sent with the amend-
ment text reflect what I am asking for also."
The commissioners of Franklin County voted unanimously to add the
language as requested by Commissioner Sanders.
Shortly after that, the meeting was adjourned at about 7:15 p.m.
What happens next? The-Amendment, and supplementary language,
will be transmitted to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
where they will review the entire proposal, and make appropriate com-
ments thereon. Then, the Amendment will be returned to Franklin
County for review by the County Commission. Following that review,
the county will hold another public hearing on amending the com-
prehensive plan'before the Summer Camp proposal is made final.
The reader is advised that the Chronicle holds an equity interest in the
St. Joe Company.

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Fling said with the construction
going on apace in Franklin
County, all of the departments
need more. Arvida (St. Joe Devel-
opment) will donate land for sta-
tions or sub stations, but will not
donate money for equipment.
He said that the MSBU is not yet
finally settled and could be chal-
lenged and even changed at any
meeting. There was some thought
for different rates for different
Tom Vanderplaats reported that
Bunky Atkinson has replaced Pat
Johnston on the Water Board. He
also said that of the five wells that
have been drilled, only two are in
working order. The next meeting
will be on March 16th at 10 a.m.
There will be a special meeting of
the APTA on Saturday March
23rd at 10 a.m. It will. be an-
nounced on the website and on
the Bulletin Board at the.
Other announcements were Sat-
urday, March 16th will be
"Coastal Clean Up Day." Those
who wish to cooperate should
meet at the firehouse at 9:00 a.m.
Bob Barnett announced that the
first of the Bald Park State Park
controlled burns was a success
and there will be others weather
The next regular meeting of APTA
will be April 13th, at 9:00 a.m.