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March 4
The Lanark Village Water &
Sewer District Board voted
Monday night to dissolve itself
when the merger with Carrabelle
is complete.
The vote came after District
Commissioner Ray Courage
asked Carrabelle City Manager
John McInnis, "When will the
Lanark Board go out of exis-
The answer was that the
Lanark Board would no longer
exist upon signing the closing
documents on March 4. To make
it official, Courage made the
motion that "at the signing on
March 4th, 2008 the Lanark.
Board will no longer exist." The
motion passed.
Unlike past meetings, this
final meeting was harmonious. It
was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
by new Chairman Pauline
Sullivan at Chillas Hall.
Commissioners Barbara Rohrs
and Ray Courage were in atten-
dance along with Mclnnis and
Courtney Dempsey from
Carrabelle, 20 Lanark residents
and two sheriff's deputies.
McInnis reported on the
status of the merger proceedings.
At this point all administrative
duties are being preformed by
the Carrabelle staff. Carrabelle is
in the process of paying all of the
outstanding debts incurred by
Lanark. Any in question are
being reviewed by attorney Dan
Cox to make sure the debt was
for Lanark District business. All
bills will be taken care of by the
Continued on Page 16

Hanging up the sun?
At the end of a recent workday, a crane appears to be hanging up the sun for the day. But like
many things we encounter, the interpretation of what you see depends on your angle. This
photo was taken along the Apalachicola riverfront near the John Gorrie bridge.

County Commission names

Carrabelle park ballfields

Franklin County Commis-
sioners this week agreed to the
official naming of five baseball
fields at the new county park
near Carrabelle.
They are:
Baseball Field #l1: Mayor
Wilburn "Curly". Messer. Mayor
Messer has served an unprece-
dented four terms as mayor of
the City of Carrabelle.
Baseball Field #2: Coach
Sam Westbrook. Coach West-
brook served the Carrabelle com-
munity as a youth league girl's
softball coach. Deceased.
Baseball Field #3: Chair-
man Percy Mock. Mock served

as Chairman of the Franklin
County Board of County
Commissioners. Deceased.
Baseball Field #4: Buck
O'Neal. O'Neal grew up in
Carrabelle and later turned pro-
fessional baseball player. Deceas-
Baseball Field #5: Assis-
tant Superintendent Mike Clark.
Clark has provided a major con-
tribution to the kids of Franklin
County as a high school coach
and an Assistant Super-inten-
dent of Schools.
Baseball Field Concession
Stand: Officer Van Simmons.
Officer Simmons, using state

inmate labor, built 90% of the
new Carrabelle complex, includ-
ing the concession stand.
*FootballField: Dr. George
L.Sands. During Dr. Sands prac-
tice he provided sports medicine
for area athletes and delivered
half the children in Franklin
County. Deceased.
The commission unani-
mously approved the recommen-
dations from the County Parks
and Recreation Director Van
Johnson at its meeting Tuesday,
Feb. 19.
There are three more fields
to be named in the future.




Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) has succeeded
in his efforts to push for
Congress to examine the
Flint (ACF) water sharing issue.
After many conversations
with his colleagues in the House
of Representative and persistent
calls for a congressional hearing,
Congressman Boyd announced
that the Subcommittee on Water
Resources and Environment of
the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee will
hold a hearing on March 11 to
discuss the drought in the south-
east and its effects on the ACF
"I am hopeful that a con-
gressional hearing will allow us
to thoroughly examine this com-
plex issue, so that our findings
can complement and advance
the negotiations between the
three states," said Congressman
Boyd. "For almost 20 years, the
ACF water sharing disagree-
ments have presented numerous
challenges on the local, state,
and federal levels. In order for
us to successfully and responsi-
bly address this issue, we must
look at the big picture and tackle
both our short term and long
term problems."
Congressman Boyd has been
asked to select an ACF expert to
testify at the congressional hear-
ing. To make sure that the con-
cerns of Florida's stakeholders
are considered, Congressman
Boyd will reach out to the
Riparian County Stakeholder
Coalition to designate a repre-
sentative to testify before
The Riparian County Stake-
holder Coalition was formed late
last year so that Florida's stake-
holders could be a strong and
unified voice on the ACF issue.
The coalition is comprised of
representatives from Franklin,
Gulf, Jackson, Gadsden, Liberty,
and Calhoun Counties and
includes Florida's chief stake-
holders along the Apalachicola
River. The coalition meets regu-
larly and hopes to gain recogni-
tion from the state of Florida so
that its members-as. Florida's
stakeholders-can offer their
input in the state's negotiations
with Georgia and Alabama.
"There is no one better to
describe the plight of the com-
munities that depend on the
Continued on Page 16

Federal project underway to armor Carrabelle Beach

Chronicle Correspondent
Traffic delays along the west
end of Carrabelle Beach are the
result of a federally funded
Department of Transportation
project to mitigate damage done
by Hurricane Dennis two years
ago when the surf caused ero-
sion damage along the beach-
The work is being done by
contractors Phoenix Construc-
The current phase is the
installation of sheet piling at the
edge of the DOT right-of-way,
according to project inspector

Joe Clark. This will furnish a
temporary barrier.
"Next," he said, "we will
sink five-foot pre-cast concrete
walls behind the sheet piling
wall, with a concrete cap, and fill
in behind that with bank and
shore material. All the construc-
tion activity will remain within
the DOT right of way, and will
not affect the actual beach."
Beach lovers will be glad to
hear that the activity will not
obscure or destroy the current
look of, or access to, the water-
front. The picturesque and
unusual beachscape of pine root
Continued on Page 16

Heavy equipment is lined up along Carrabelle Beach.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Local men cited as heroes

I think I finally understand
the difference between a liberal
and a conservative politician.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
defined conservatism thus:
"Conservative, (n) A statesman
who is enamored of existing
evils, as distinguished from a lib-
eral, who wishes to replace them
with others." Mort Sahl carried
the distinction further when he
stated, "Liberals feel unworthy
of their possessions. Conserva-
tives feel they deserve everything
they have stolen."
Heroes often see themselves
as ordinary people who just
responded in an ordinary way to
extraordinary events. On Satur-
day, the 23rd, four local men
were cited by the U.S. Coast
Guard for their outstanding team
work in the face of a life-threat-
ening emergency near Sike's
Cut: Mike Doyle, Boyd Ellison,
Carleton Ethridge, and Frank
Stephens were given the Coast.
Guard "Award of Operational
Merit". Doyle, Ellison, and
Ethridge are St. George Island
residents and Stephens, former
principal of Apalachicola High
School, is now Assistant
Principal at Haney Technical
School in Panama City.
On April 25, 2007, the four
Coast Guard Auxiliary members
were on routine safety patrol
when they heard the report of a
"Mayday" distress signal five
miles away from them. When
they arrived at the scene, they
found The Sea Ray, a 24-foot
vessel, capsized and sinking in
rough seas with three of its pas-
sengers atop the foundering boat
and two others in the water des-
perately trying to hold on to the
sinking vessel. High winds and
rough waters made it very diffi-
cult for the rescuers to bring the
cold, exhausted people onto
their boat but with what the
Coast Guard called "an excep-
tionally -high level of skill
maneuvering (the Coast Guard
vessel)," they were able to get the
passengers aboard. The five pas-
sengers were too weak, cold and
exhausted to assist in their own
rescue but the crew was finally

Frwao the Is4la

By Tom Loughridge

able to pull each one from the
wreck and pull them aboard.
Two of the passengers were suf-
fering from hypothermia and the
other three had to be treated for
shock but all survived to fish
another day thanks to the four
local men who find it hard to
think of themselves as heroes.
When asked about the rescue,
Mike Doyle said, "This was one
of those times when we were on
the water at the right time and
could help when help was need-
ed." There are five fishermen's
families who must be pretty
thankful that you were "on the
water at the right time" and that
you knew what to do and didn't
hesitate to do it.
Last week I reported that the
St. George Lighthouse Associa-
tion was selling steps to pay for
the spiral stairway inside the
lighthouse. Your response was
fantastic! As of 2 p.m. Monday,
all the steps had been sold, gen-
erating over $20,000 for the con-
struction of the stairs. Good job!
I got an e-mail from the
Apalachicola Riverkeeper that
here will be a "Clean the Hell
Out of Tate's Hell" event on
Saturday, March 8, from 8a.m.
to noon. If you are interested in
helping, call Marti Miller at 850-
487-3766 or e-mail millerm2@ Clean-up events
are valuable to all of us. They
keep the area nice looking for
our visitors but even more
important, they help to preserve
the environment and protect
Speaking of clean-up, isn't it
about time we started to do
something about the unaccept-

State warns of tax rebate scam

Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson is
warning consumers about scam
artists who are seeking personal
information and in some
instances money while claiming
to help consumers in obtaining a
tax rebate from the federal gov-
"If you receive a phone call
or e-mail with a promise of assis-
tance in getting a check, hang up
on the caller or delete the e-
mail," Bronson said.
The scam began sweeping
the country in recent days, and
some Florida residents have
acknowledged in phone calls to
the department's Consumer

Services Division this week that
they have been contacted by the
scam artists.
In one variation of the rip-
off, a company calling itself the
Federal Commission Refund
Department is promising con-
'sumers help in obtaining a tax
rebate check for a $29 fee that it
offers to withdraw from the con-
sumer's bank account. In a sec-
ond variation, scammers por-
traying themselves as IRS agents
are calling and asking for Social
Security numbers and other per-
sonal information to verify the
person's eligibility for a-refund.
That information can make con-
sumers extremely vulnerable to
identity theft.

"What these scam artists are
trying to do is to obtain personal
information, including bank
account and Social Security
numbers, so they can clean out
your checking or savings account
and open a line of credit in your
name," Bronson said. "Don't fall
for it."
Congress is. considering a
tax rebate plan in an effort to
stimulate the economy. The
IRS, which is the agency that
would issue checks if legislation
is passed for approving a rebate,
does not ask for personal infor-
mation on the phone or in an e-

Volunteers needed for Tate's Hell clean-up
If you want to help clean up 487-3766, or email millerm2@ trash bags and gloves. Volunteers
Tate's Hell State Forest, here's should being sunscreen, protec-
your chance. Sponsors are American tive clothing, such as hats and
Volunteers are needed on Rivers, Franklin County long sleeve shirts, and work
Saturday, March 8, from 8 a.m. Department of Solid Waste & shoes.

to noon to clean Tate's Hell
roads, landings and river.
Meet at 8-8:30 a.m. Gully
Branch landing in Tate's Hell.
For information and sign up,
call Marti Miller, DOF at 850-

Recycling-Keep Franklin Cou-
nty Beautiful, City of Carrabelle,
Carrabelle CARES, Friends of
the Carrabelle Waterfront.
Volunteers will be provided
insect repellant, drinking water,

To get there from Carrabelle,
travel north on C.R. 67 for seven
miles. Turn left on Gully Branch
Road just past Jeff Sanders
Road. Travel five miles to the


able amount of trash on our
beautiful Island bridge. Every
time the bridge is cleaned up, the
next day or day after that, it is
full of trash again. I noticed that
the same broken laundry basket
has been there for the last week
or more. The other trash is gone
so I guess it must have blown to
the ends of the bridge or into the
water where it poses a life-threat-
ening hazard to birds, fish and
wildlife. The type of trash points
to its source. It isn't just pop
cans, beer bottles and fast-food
containers. There are many large
boxes, plastic gallon bottles and
trash bags that are not the stuff
that is carelessly thrown from car
windows: This junk flies out: of
the trash trucks and trailers that
service the Island. I followed a
truck from the middle of the
bridge to Apalachicola several
weeks ago with chunks of fiber-
board flying from it all the way,
some pieces quite large and dan-
gerous to following cars. It's time
to get mad! I'm not sure just
what the best way to go about
complaining is but it was sug-
gested that if enough people
write and phone the trash com-
panies it might help. Another
suggestion was made that, since
littering is illegal, the Sheriff's
Office might be able to bring
pressure to bear. I would wel-
come your ideas.
Don't forget, The Rivertown
Girls will perform this Saturday,
February 23, at the St. George
Island United Methodist
Church. The performance is at
6:30 p.m. Come, bring an appe-
tizer to share and a friend or two.
Paraphrasing Mary Kay
Ash, (yes, that Mary Kay) "If
you think you can or if you think
you can't, you're right."
Until next week, then, God
Bless, and keep those e-mails
and letters coming. If you have
information from Eastpoint or
St. George Island that you think
we should be aware of or if you
wish to comment on the content
of the column, contact me by
phone at (850) 927-2899 or e-


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Clearwater 81
Creslview 74
Daytona Beach 87
Fort Lauderdale 82
Fort Myers 86
Gainesvlle 85
Hollywood 82
Jacksonville 84
Key West 77
Lady Lake 87
Lake City 83
Madison 83
Melbourne 83
Miami 80
N Smyrna Beach 84

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lows in the
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Panama City 73
Pensacola 70
Plant City 87
Pompano Beach 83
Port Charlotte 85
Saint Augustine 82
Saint Peiersburg 78'
Sarasota 82
T3alahassee 81
Tampa 83
Titusville 85
Venice 82
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The Franklin Chronicle


February 22, 2008 Page 3


The Franklin County Commission approved the expenditure of
$459,987.63 at their February 19, 2008 meeting. The bills are listed
as follows, published for the Board by the County Finance Office.

Camp Gordon Johnston Days are

March 7-9 in Carrabelle/Lanark

The Annual Camp Gordon
Johnston Days Reunion will be
held the week end of March'7-9
in the Carrabelle/Lanark Village
Organizers say it is the ideal
opportunity to say hi and thank
you to the WWII veterans who
fought for our nation. The
Carrabelle/ Lanark Village area
was home to Camp Gordon
Johnston, the world's most sig-
nificant amphibious training
On Friday, March 7, from 9
a.m.-3 p.m., registration will be
held at the Camp Gordon
Johnston WWII Museum at 302
Marine Street in Carrabelle.
Veterans will pick up name tags,
reunion schedule, meal tickets
and maps. Light refreshments
will be served to the vets during
this time.
Tours of the USCG Cutter
Seahawk will be available. At 6
p.m., a welcome reception, host-

ed by American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary, will be held in Lanark
Village. Entertainment will be
presented by the "Not Quite
Ready" combo.
On March 8 the veterans
and families will be served a
7:30-10 a.m. breakfast hosted by
the Masonic Lodge on Avenue C
in Carrabelle. At 10 a.m. a flag
raising and memorial dedication
will be held at Veterans Park.
During the 10:45-11:45 a.m.
period and old fashion "small
town USA" Parade will be staged
on Highway 98. There will be
seating for veterans who don't
wish to walk the parade route at
the corner of Highway 98 and
Marine Street. After the parade
there will be static displays of
military hardware, as well as mil-
itary vendors selling collectibles.
Reunion participants will be
served a noon lunch furnished by
the City of Carrabelle in front of
the Fire House on Tallahassee

From 5-9 p.m., a dinner
dance featuring "Tallahassee
Swing" will be held at the
Carrabelle High School cafete-
On Sunday, March 9, a 7:30-
8:30 a.m. breakfast will be served
at "Hog Wild" just below the
bridge on Highway 98.
At 9:30 a.m., a general
membership meeting of the CGJ
Association will be held at the
museum and reports will be
given by the museum curator, the
president, and the head of the
museum fund to inform all mem-
bers about long range plans for
the museum and the Associa-
The Camp 'Gordon
Johnston Museum will be open
the following hours during the
festivities: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on
Friday, March 7; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
on Saturday, March 8; 9:30 a.m.-
noon on Sunday, March 9.

What's next for Carrabelle

waterfront planning?

Groups of Carrabelle area
citizens formed teams at the
recent community meeting to
address Carrabelle's the goals of
the Waterfront Florida Partner-
ship Program.
During the next 6 weeks the
teams will meet to establish pri-
orities and begin to chart the
course for the waterfront over the
next few years.
The Economic Revitaliza-
tion Team will address the work-
ing waterfront and improving the
economy of Carrabelle. They
will hold the next meeting in
conjunction with the Carrabelle
Camber of Commerce on
Thursday, February 21 and

March 20, at the Carrabelle
Branch of the Franklin County
Public Library at 6 p.m.
The Environmental Resou-
rces Protection Team will meet
on Thursday, March 13 at 12:30
p.m. at the Carrabelle Branch of
the Franklin County Public
The Historical and Cultur-
al Protection Team will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February
26, just prior to the regular meet-
ing of the Carrabelle Historical
Society at the Carrabelle Library.
The Public Access.To The
Waterfront Team will meet on
Tuesday, March 4, at 6 p.m. in
Wathen Hall at the Episcopal

Church of the Ascension, 110
NE First Street, Carrabelle.
Interested citizens are urged
to join the teams and share your
The team's recommenda-
tions will be discussed at the next
Waterfront Partnership Town
Hall Meeting to be held at 6 p.m.
on Thursday, March 27, at the
United Methodist Church in
Carrabelle. Everyone is invited.
For more information on
these meeting please stop by or
call Tamara or Georgia at the
Carrabelle Waterfront Partner-
ship Office, 701 Marine Street,

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illegally harvesting deadhead logs
Florida Department of jail; and failure to obtain a user agents were able to quickly and
Environmental Protection (DEP) agreement permit, a first degree efficiently solve this crime."
law enforcement agents recently misdemeanor punishable by a Following a citizen tip, DEP
arrested a Gulf County man for fine of up to $10,000 and six agents discovered the man was
deadhead logging without months in jail. actively engaged in the retrieval
obtaining the appropriate per- The man deliberately violat- of a deadhead log using a power
mits and authorization. ed Florida's environmental laws winch and logging tongs at
The 57-year-old resident of by illegally harvesting deadhead Depot Creek without a permit.
Depot Creek was charged with logs without a permit, said DEP In addition, he .did not have
failure to obtain a dredge and fill Division of Law Enforcement authorization to conduct such
permit, a first degree misde- Director Henry Barnet. "With activities on state-owned sub-
meanor punishable by a fine of the help of concerned local citi- merged lands.
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Lanark Ladies hold fund-raiser
The Red Hat Ladies of Lanark gathered for a fund-raising
luncheon to benefit Habitat for Humanity hosted by Pam
Ashley on February 13. The group of 28 women clad in their
purple clothing and red hats enjoyed a lunch of barbecue
with all the fixings at Breakaway Lodge the historic home of
Pam and Don Ashley on the Ochlocknee River. Breakaway
Lodge with its beautiful view of the river is the spot where
the military commanding officers of Camp Gordon Johnston
gathered at the end of the day to relax and possibly to discuss
the training of their troops for the planned invasion of
Normandy during WWII. The Ashleys have carefully pre-
served the historical buildings and have surrounded them
with beautiful Camellia gardens full of birds and a resident
white squirrel. In the photo above are, Gene Sewell (right)
and Pam Ashley. Gene made the quilt that she is presenting
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The Franklin Chronicle

It's political season
Inside this week's Franklin Chronicle, readers will find two
announcements of candidacy from local candidates. I thought it
would be a good time to explain what The Chronicle's plans are regard-
ing political coverage.
We will publish free of charge an article with a photo
announcing candidacy from local candi-
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T 4 E4 At some point before the election,
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By Russell Roberts be published again in a special edition
before the election.
During the campaign, candidates should submit announcements
of campaign events the public is invited to.
To encourage political discourse, The Chronicle will continue its
long-held practice of offering candidates the lowest rate for advertise-
ments. All candidates will be charged the same rate.
According to the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections
Office, the following people have filed to run so far:
* Marcia Johnson (DEM) Incumbent
* R. Bruce Barnes, (REP)
* Mike Mock (DEM), incumbent
* Lloyd A. (Skip) Shiver Jr. (DEM)
* Doris Barber Pendleton (Dem) Incumbent
* James A. (Jimmy) Harris, Jr. (DEM) Incumbent
* Denise D. Butler (REP)
* Will S. Kendrick (REP)
* Temolynn "Lynn White" Wintons (DEM)
* Doris Shiver Gibbs (DEM) *Incumbent.
* G. Russell Crofton, Jr. (DEM) Incumbent
* Tom E. Loughridge (Non-Partisan)
* George W Thompson (Non-Partisan)
* Katie McKnight (Non-Partisan)
* Tim Whitehead (Non-Partisan)

II 1

There is no inflation

I don't want to upset all you retired folks out
there but I have found out that the government has
been lying to us about inflation.
I know ... I know, you are all shocked. You
can't believe I could actually come right out and
say the U.S. Government is lying. I am sure some
of you think I should
be charged with trea-
son arid sent to a for-
eign country to be tor-
tured. I know to actu-
ally believe our gov-
ernment would lie is
really hard to swal-
low. There must be
some other explana-
tion? Maybe it only T~
appears that they are i 4
lying? Maybe I have
misinterpreted the By Richard E. Noble
facts? Well, I'll let you
be the judge.
Inflation is interpreted by the government as
CPI. The CPI is the Consumer Price Index. This
index was once calculated by comparing the prices
of a certain group of goods and services from time
to time and then estimating the increase or
decrease in their costs. This task was performed by
the BLS, the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the cost
of everything in this so called basket of goods and
services kept rising, the government decided that
something had to be done. Something had to be
done because this method was costing the govern-
ment too much money in cost of living adjustments
to retirees, retired veteran's pensions, Medicare
payments, government employees, bond holders
and whatever. So they appointed somebody named
Boskin and instructed him to form a commission
and study this problem.
If you are retired, receiving a pension, have
your life's savings invested in government bonds,
working under a government contract, or anything
that is adjusted for inflation by somebody and you
now find that you can only afford to buy half a
tank of LP gas, or you can no longer afford to drive
your car more than one block in any direction, or
you are wondering if cat food can be consumed by
humans, you can thank Michael Boskin and his
Commission. He and his commission rearranged
the methods for estimating the Consumer Price
Mr. Boskin had some "overlooked" economic
concepts that he brought into the CPI evaluation
like; substitution, hedonics-quality estimations,
geometric weighing, seasonal adjustments, along
with the elimination of certain incalculable volatile
variables like energy, food and local, state and fed-
eral taxes. So, for example, when the CPI was cal-
culated without consideration for food, energy and
taxes it was often found that there had been no
inflation at all. Wow! Isn't that great?
So you ask; why is it that I don't have enough

money to live. on any more? Well, obviously you
are still heating and cooling your home, eating food
and paying your taxes. If you will just stop doing
those things you will find that you have just as
much money as you always had.
But just in case that wasn't enough to bail out
the government, Mr. Boskin thought up a few other
safety measures to guarantee that inflation didn't
go up.
One of his measures he called "substitution."
In other words if the price of beefsteak in our typi-
cal basket of goods went up from the last time that
Mr. Boskin went shopping, he substituted ham-
burger; and if hamburger was too high he substitut-
ed chicken; and if all the meat was too high; he
substituted vegetables; and if vegetables were too
high one can imagine that Mr. Boskin would have
us consumers check out the ingredients on a bag of
Friskies. Then, of course, we don't have to buy the
name brand Friskies, we could buy Gritskies and
we don't have to buy Ritz Crackers we can buy
Fritz or Blitz Crackers.
Next on Mr. Boskin's list of improvements was
"hedonics" or quality compensations. Let's say
that Mr. Boskin bought a TV for $329 on his previ-
ous expedition and then on his following survey
the same model TV cost the exact same price. But
the new TV had a better picture, was estimated to
last two years longer, and due to improvements in
technology it had a much better sound. Mr. Boskin
figured that even though RCA chose not to charge
us for these improvements the government had no
obligation to be so generous. Mr. Boskin estimated,
for example, that these improvements were worth
in terms of quality enhancement, $135. He there-
fore calculated that a new TV didn't really cost the
consumer $329 but only $194. As you can plainly
see our CPI actually went down instead of remain-
ing exactly the same.
But hedonics only seems to travel in one direc-
tion. If you personally don't benefit from these new
technological wonders because you have grown old
and your vision and hearing have diminished or
even if you didn't need and don't want the new and
improved model, you still get billed by Boskin
I could explain to you Mr. Boskin's "geometric
weighing" as opposed to the old antiquated arith-
metic method and his seasonal adjustments but I
don't really think it is necessary. I think that most
of you out there will agree with me when I say that
Mr. Boskin and the U.S. government who hired
him are not simply spinning the truth but are real-
ly telling lies.
RichardE. Noble is afreelance writer and has been a res-
ident of Eastpoint for around 30 years. He has authored
two books: 'A Summer with Charlie," which is currently
listed on, and "Hobo-ing America," which
should be listed on Amazon in the not too distant future.
Most recently he completed his first novel "Honor Thy
Father and Thy Mother," which will be published soon.

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The Franklin Chronicle


February 22, 2008 Page 5

Economic stimulus will help businesses

Besides consumer tax
rebates, the Economic Stimulus
Plan approved by the Senate and
just signed into law includes pro-
visions that benefit small and
independent businesses.
Under the plan, businesses
will be able to expense as much
as $250,000 in equipment or
property purchased this year, up
from $125,000.
Also included is a provision
known as "bonus depreciation,"
which gives companies a 50 per-
cent deduction on new equip-
ment that would normally be
depreciated over many years.
In total, the package cuts
taxes on business investments by
about $50 billion, giving compa-
nies an incentive to invest and
help jumpstart the economy.
To determine how these pro-
visions will affect your business,
please consult a tax professional.
And for restaurants
Also, I wanted to let you
know that I have just signed on
to legislation that would benefit
the restaurant industry, which
plays a critical role in Florida's
multi-billion dollar tourism
Traditionally, restaurants
have been treated like other com-
mercial property by the federal
tax code and subject to a 39 V2-
year depreciation schedule.
Recognizing that restaurants go
through constant upgrades to
accommodate the wear and tear

9rWe N41ti
U.S. Senator

of heavy customer traffic and
longer operating hours, Congress
authorized a temporary, 15-year
depreciation schedule for restau-
rants in 2004. I am cosponsor-
ing S. 2170 to make the change
in the depreciation schedule per-
manent for restaurant improve-
ments and new construction. A
companion bill, H.R. 3622, is
pending in the House.
I will continue to seek
opportunities to help businesses
cope with today's economic
Kids and cars
On another topic, the Senate
just passed important, bipartisan
legislation I have been working
on with Senators Clinton and
Sununu that will save children
from dying in freak back-over car
The Cameron Gulbransen
Kids and Cars Safety Act of
2007 requires that new cars pro-
vide drivers with a means of

detecting a child behind a car,
ensure power windows reverse
direction to prevent a child from
being trapped, and provide for a
trigger brake to prevent roll-
aways. Because the legislation
was already passed by the
House, it now goes straight to
the president, who is expected to
sign it into law.
The legislation was named
after a two-year-old New York
boy, Cameron Gulbransen, who
was killed when his father acci-
dentally backed over him in the
driveway. I began pushing for
the car improvements partly
because of the tragic story of
Arden Rosenfeld, a south
Florida woman whose baby girl
Veronica was killed in 2005 in a
back-over accident while on a
walk with her mother in a Boca
Raton neighborhood.
The bill drew increasing sup-
port in the Senate this spring
after 16 children died in back-
over accidents in just one month.
We've had the technology to
prevent these deaths, it just need-
ed to be put to use. As
Veronica's father said, "...the
only thing you think is, maybe
something good can come out of
this." I am honored to have
played a role in passing this legis-
lation, which is a fitting memori-
al to Veronica and the estimated
200 children who died in similar
accidents last year.

New book about Apalach planned

Port St. Joe author and
genealogist Beverly Mount-
Douds has begun work on a sec-
ond pictorial, local history book
published by Arcadia Publishing
Based on Apalachicola his-
tory, these photographs will tell
the story of the Apalachicola
community from its birth to the
Ms. Mount-Douds will be
needing your help in the form of
photos from families and busi-

nesses of Apalachicola. If you
have any photos and would like
to see your family in this book,
now is the time for you to start
digging out the photos. She will
visit Apalachicola on the 28th of
February to attend the
Apalachicola Bay Historical
Society meeting.
This book will be a volume
of Arcadia Publishing's "Images
of America" series, which fea-
tures archival photographs of
communities throughout the

country, including historical cap-
tions about the towns and their
These books feature indus-
tries that have vanished from the
landscape, such as saw mills and
turpentine operations, and those,
like the oyster industry, which
still thrive today.
For more information, con-
tact Beverly Mount-Douds at
850-229-1094 or email her at

A scene from "A Nice Family Gathering."

Family Gathering plays to

an appreciative audience
Chronicle Correspondent In coming weeks at The

When I arrived at the Dixie
Theatre to review their latest
addition to community enter-
tainment, Don Schmidt, the
administrative assistant to the
Dixie Theatre, thanked me for
my good reviews of the recent
Dixie presentations. While not
wanting to disagree with Don, I
think his thanks are misplaced.
We owe him and Dixie Parting-
ton and all the other principals at
the Dixie a big round of appla-
use for an 11th year of excellent
program choices and well-pre-
sented shows. Also we mustn't
forget to remember Rex Parting-
ton, whose vision started this
whole thing back in 1997. Thank
you all for bringing to Apalachi-
cola shows that uplift our spirits
and present a positive image to
our visitors.
The play last night did not
disappoint. "A Nice Family
Gathering" was well presented
by an experienced and capable
cast including veterans of the
Dixie stage, Cleo Holladay,
whose performance in "Driving
Miss Daisy" in 1998 helped
launch the Dixie; Gary Lee
Smith, fresh from his perform-
ance in "Senator Sam;" David
Caldwell in his fourth appear-
ance at the Dixie; Judy Chesnutt,
remembered from "Steel Magno-
'lias" and "Vanities;" David
Poirier, last seen in "Bully;" and
Dixie Partington, whose credits
list ten past performances on the
stage named after her.
The lead male role was
played by a newcomer to the
Dixie, Zach Kleinsmith, who
graduated from Otterbein
College in Westerville, Ohio
with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree in Acting, after which he
performed in several New York
productions. Kleinsmith is a
highly talented young actor
whose presence on the Dixie
stage provided the audience with
a memorable performance. His
strong acting ability, relaxed
stage presence, and natural deliv-
ery combined with good projec-
tion to present a realistic but
funny character given to one-lin-
ers and comic surprise. In watch-

Dixie Theatre:
The Dixie Does Nashville
will be presented on March 7
& 8.
The 6th Annual Apalachicola
Music Fest plays March 14 &

ing his portrayal of "Carl," I was
reminded somewhat of Jerry
Seinfeld. In an interview after
the show, Kleinsmith said he
"really had a great time with
everybody. I was welcomed with
open arms and just felt like I was
part of the troupe and had been
here before." About Apalachi-
cola, hie said. "It's really nice. It's
sure a lot different from New
In describing her feelings
about the play, director Dorothy
Marie Robinson said the play
presents many themes. It has the
misunderstood artist child, the
relationships with the child who
is "different," and the story cau-
tions the audience to speak your
feelings to your family while you
are still alive to do so. Robinson
also spoke of the difficulties
interpreting some of the parts
that the actors overcame well.
The enthusiastic audience
certainly had no problems with
the actors' abilities to interpret
the problem parts. One couple,
marriage counselors, drove here
from Moultrie, Georgia to see
the play, a three-hour drive, and
planned to drive home after-
wards. They said it was "better
than going to the movies" and
called it, "a great night." They
also commented on the family
communication theme set forth
in the story. Rafael and Elvira,
from Ontario, Canada, said the
play, "Touched everybody's
heart" and was, "Really good,
professional, funny! The mes-
sage is that you have to tell peo-
ple you love them." The
Tallahassee couple at my table
said it was, "worth the hour and
three quarters drive."
You still have a chance to see
"A Nice Family Gathering" at
the Dixie Theatre on Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at
3 p.m. You won't regret it.

It Was A Different

Franklin County In


Come to Carrabelle the weekend of March 7,8 and 9 and learn about
Franklin County during WW1I. You'll meet veterans from past wars
as well as present day heroes serving to keep America safe!
ALL VETERANS who have served in the military and reserve
branches come enjoy the parade, the free lunch provided by the
city of Carrabelle, and tour the military vehicles and boats that
will be docked on the river. It's all free and will be a good family
Friday evening there will be a social hour at Post 82 Camp Gordon
Johnston American Legion in Lanark Village. The auxilliary is
hosting the event and "Not Quite Ready" will provide the swing
Saturday there is a breakfast by the Masonic Lodge, dedication
of a memorial afterwards followed by a parade along Hwy 98 in
Saturday evening features a dinner/dance at the Carrabelle High
School Cafeteria with Elliott Toole and "Swing Shift" and Deborah
Lawson on vocals. Hog Wild Barbecue will cater the event. Tickets
are $20.00 per person.
Call the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
At 697-8575 for reservations.

This event is fnded in part by the i ,
Franklin County Tourist Development Council ,. ,

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The Franklin Chronicle

Circuit Clerk explains the

county's property purchase

Q. Can you give us some
information about the county's
purchase of property formerly
known as "Lombardi's"?
A. Yes, the County Com-
missioners have agreed to pur-
chase the property located on
Highway 98 just outside the
Apalachicola city limits as rec-
ommended by their Seafood
Task Force to provide public
access to the Two Mile Channel.
Both commercial and recreation-
al fishermen will have access to
the western portion of Apalachi-
cola Bay and the Gulf of
Mexico. The land consists of
approximately 2.5 acres of
uplands, with 400 feet of
frontage on Highway 98 and two
structures and a dock. The pri-
mary function of the landing
park will be the. public access to
the Bay as a boat launch espe-
cially for the seafood workers but
to be utilized by recreational
fishermen with plans for a
canoe/kayak launch area in the
near future. The existing boat
launch will be upgraded to a
heavy duty, two-lane, 30 x 60
boat ramp, the launch area will
be designed to include a large
turning circle to back boats to the
ramp to facilitate the launch, and
the existing dock will be renovat-
ed. An unloading platform next
to the boat ramp will provide
oystermen, crabbers, and fisher-
men a place to unload their
There are three phases to the
project. Phase one involves gen-
eral site clearing and public safe-
ty issues being addressed as well
as the opening of the boat launch
area, parking, and picnic areas.
The buildings would remain

By Marcia Johnson,
Clerk of Circuit Court
closed to the public during this
phase. Phase two is renovation of
the main building and opening
of a meeting room, seafood her-
itage display, nature trail, and
canoe/kayak launch. A heavy-
duty boat ramp would be
installed in phase two. Phase
three calls for the relocation of
the oyster lab to the site, installa-
tion of public restrooms, and
continued expansion of the her-
itage display. Of course, these
plans are all contingent upon
I was in favor of the pur-
chase since I believe in and sup-
port our seafood workers.
Seafood is my family's heritage,
and I recognize there is a need
for seafood landing areas. As
your Clerk and Finance Officer, I
did present some items for the
County Commission to consider
prior to making a decision on the
purchase. I was concerned that
the asking price was higher than
two appraisal values the county
obtained, and a determination
had to be made as to what fund-
ing sources were available in the
county's budget. It's been sug-
gested that next year's budget
could experience a $2 million

Pioneer makes its

presentation to Weems

On January 10, Pioneer
Health Services made a presenta-
tion about partnering with
George E. Weems Memorial
Hospital to the Weems Memor-
ial Hospital Board.
Joseph McNulty, president
of Pioneer Health Services, said
he thought a partnership bet-
ween Pioneer and Weems would
be a good fit because Pioneer has
specialized in bringing health-
care advancements to rural com-
"We understand what life is
like outside the metropolitan
area because we live it everyday,"
he said.
Pioneer Health Services has
been successful in developing
rural hospitals with Critical
Access designations like Weems.
Headquartered in Magee, Mis-
sissippi, Pioneer currently owns
and operates two rural Critical
Access Hospitals. in Mississippi
and provides management serv-
ices to another CAH in that
state. Both hospitals they own
and operate have seen a signifi-
cant expansion of the medical
services they offer and of the
advanced technology they pro-
vide to patients. The additions
include CT scanners, teleradiolo-
gy, behavioral health programs,
sleep medicine, and additional
specialty medical services like
mammography, physical thera-
py, gastroenterology, and respira-

tory care.
While Pioneer wants to
recruit new primary care physi-
cians, mid-level providers, and
specialty medical staff for the
new clinic in Carrabelle and the
hospital in Apalachicola if it
were to lease and/or manage
Weems, according to McNulty, it
also wants to build a hospital
business that is a long-term
financial success.
"We're looking at what
Pioneer brings to the table," said
vice chairman of the board Curt
Blair. "They have had a lot of
experience working with Critical
Access Hospitals," he said. A
Critical Access Hospital is eligi-
ble for larger federal reimburse-
The proposal from Pioneer
Health Services is to lease and
operate Weems for the county
with oversight from the Weems
Memorial hospital board, said
Weems CEO
Chuck Colvert. Under any
partnership scenario, the board
also will be accountable to the
county commission for funds
raised from the newly passed
ordinance for health care, he
added. The Weems Memorial
Hospital Board also has had dis-
cussions about working together
with Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital and Sacred Heart
Health Systems.

reduction in ad valorem taxes. I
asked the Board to consider how
the purchase will impact future
budgets with financed payments,
additional Parks & Recreation
Department responsibilities, and
general liability issues. I believe
my considerations were neces-
sary to perform my fiscal respon-
I informed the County
Commission that I wasn't in
favor of charging fees for the use
of the boat ramp and launch
area. We don't have fees for any
other county-owned boat ramp
or park, and I don't think it
would be fair to charge our
seafood workers who pay taxes
and deserve services.
The county agreed to pur-
chase the property for a price of
$1,550,000. The county will put
up $400,000 budgeted for land
acquisition and $100,000 budget-
ed in the Tourist Development
Council, and the balance will be
financed with the yearly pay-
ment also coming from the
Tourist Development Tax. The
county agreed that no fees would
be charged for the use of the
ramp. Closing costs for the sale
will be shared with the property
owner up to an amount of
If you have questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to: Marcia
Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33
Market St., Ste. 203,
Apalachicola, Florida, 32320, or
by e-mail to: mmjohnson@ Visit the
clerk's website at www.franklin-

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February 22, 2008 Page 7

Peter F. Crowell Presents

Weekly economic update for
the week of February 18, 2008

Quote of the week
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all
others." -Cicero
Consumer confidence: 16-year low
The Reuters/University of-Michigan index of consumer senti-
ment fell to 69.6 this month, the weakest reading since February
S1992. Economists surveyed by
Bloomberg News had forecast a drop of
2.4 points for the index; instead, it fell
8.8 points this month.
Recession, or no recession?
At a Senate hearing, Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke both
expressed their belief that the U.S. will
Uww L^cu avoid a recession. Bernanke saw "a peri-
od of sluggish growth," then "a some-
Sponsored by what stronger pace of growth starting
Peter F Crowell, CFP later this year." Paulson cited a "funda-
mentally strong" economy. In rebuttal,
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) suggested that Bernanke and Paulson
had simply "hit the snooze button" in the face of economic alarm.
Thursday, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan said that the U.S. is
"clearly on the edge" of a recession.
A retail sales recovery
Who expected a boost in consumer spending? According to the
Commerce Department, retail sales rose 0.3% in January, after a
December downturn. Yet a UBS-International Council of Shopping
Centers survey of 43 retail chains noted year-over-year retail sales up
only 0.5% from January 2007, far underneath the 1.5% forecast.
Buffett's big offer
On Tuesday, Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway offered to
reinsure $800 billion in policies written on municipal bonds by
Ambac, MBIA and Financial Guaranty Insurance. But Ambac reject-
ed Buffett's offer on Friday.
6 lenders agree to a freeze
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and four more banks
agreed to a 30-day moratorium on foreclosures last Tuesday. Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson asked all mortgage lenders to join the
accord. Delinquent borrowers would be notified by letter that they
may qualify for a "pause," and have 10 days to consider new payment
Markets rebound
The February flip-flop continued on Wall Street, as the markets
went north again. The big indexes posted weekly gains.

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How can you make 77 into 1 by adding just one line? See next
week's Update for the answer
Last week's riddle
What thunders without a storm, and produces rain that dries?
Answer: A volcano.
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Cogno's Corner

Answer to question #145 is: False.
The mass of a star determines its lifetime. The more
massive a star, the shorter its lifespan because large stars
use their fuel faster than small stars. Therefore, small stars
usually exist longer than large stars.

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The Franklin Chronicle


Following are highlights of
the report from Extension
Director Bill Mahan, to the
Franklin County Commis-sion
on Tuesday, February 19.
New Red Snapper Rules
Approved: During the February
6-7 FWC meeting, the Commis-
sion adopted new red snapper
regulations similar to the new
federal guidelines. The new rules
will reduce the daily recreational
and commercial bag limit for red
snapper in state waters from four
fish to two fish per person and
establish a zero daily bag limit
for captains and crew of for-hire
vessels in all Gulf waters off
Florida's coast. The minimum
size for commercially harvested
red snapper and imported red
snapper will be reduced from 15
to 13-inches total length.
The new rules will also
require fishermen on all vessels
in the Gulf reef fish fishery to
possess and use certain gear,
including non-stainless steel cir-
cle hooks that must be possessed
aboard a vessel and used to har-
vest any Gulf reef fish when nat-
ural baits are used. At least one
dehooking device is required that
must be used to remove hooks
embedded in Gulf reef fish with
minimum damage. The dehook-
ing device must be constructed
to allow the hook to be secured
and the barb shielded without re-
engaging during the removal
process. It must be blunt and all
edges rounded, and it must be of
a size appropriate to secure the
range of hook sizes and styles
used in the Gulf reef fish fishery.
At least one venting tool is also
required and must be used to
deflate the swim bladders of
Gulf reef fish to help release the
fish with minimum damage.
This tool must be a sharpened,
hollow instrument, such as a
hypodermic syringe with the
plunger removed or a 16-gauge
needle fixed to a hollow wooden
dowel. A knife or an ice-pick
may not be used. The venting
tool must be inserted into the fish
at a 45-degree angle approxi-
mately 1 to 2 inches from the
base of the pectoral fin and be
inserted just deep enough to
release the gases so that the fish
may be released with minimum
However, a major difference
between the state and federal red
snapper rules will be the length
of the season. No change will be
made to the April 15 through
Oct. 31 Gulf recreational red
snapper harvest season in state
waters. However, new federal
rules establish a June 1 through
Sept. 30 recreational harvest sea-
son in Gulf federal waters adja-
cent to Florida waters. Because
the FWC didn't approve the
shorter season that NOAA
Fisheries proposed and Texas
rejected all of the federal guide-
lines, NOAA Fisheries will in all
likelihood be required to adopt
some more restrictive snapper
rules in federal waters.
FWC's new red snapper
rules take effect on April 1. The
rules requiring circle hooks,
dehooking devices and venting
tools for all reef fish species take
effect on June 1.
Internet Hunting Illegal:
Commissioners passed a rule
prohibiting Internet hunting that
makes it illegal to hunt via
remote-control methods when a

person is not physically present
at the location of the gun.
The next FWC meeting:
The next FWC meeting is set for
April 9-10 in Tallahassee.
Commercial Mullet Meet-
ings: The FWC has scheduled a
series of workshops to consider
ways to allow more fishing
opportunities for commercial
fishermen and possibly modify-
ing the July January weekend
closures for commercial mullet
fishermen. The meetings nearest
to us were February 19th, in
Panama City at Gulf Coast
Community. College and on
February 20th in Crawfordville
at the Tallahassee Community
College Branch Campus.
Grouper Forum 2008: The
FWC's Fish & Wildlife Research
Institute will be holding a
Grouper Forum on February
26th, from 6 10 p.m. in St. Pet-
ersburg. The goals of the meet-
ing include-explaining the role
of science in the fishery manage-
ment process; provide and
overview of federal management
actions related to grouper; dis-
cuss how to maximize the public
input in fishery management
decisions; and enhance commu-
nication between fishery man-
agement agencies and the public
on regulatory issues.
Franklin County Oyster &
Seafood Industry Task Force
Meeting: We used our new

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at the office last week during the
monthly Oyster & Seafood
Industry Tasks Force Meeting.
We used the equipment to allow
Dr. Steve Otwell and Victor
Garrido to join the meeting from
Gainesville. The equipment
worked well.
UF-IFAS Master Gardener
Distance Education Training:
Currently three Franklin County
residents have registered to take
the UF-IFAS Master Gardener
Training Program via video con-
ference from Gainesville. This is
the first time that the MG train-
ing is being offered as a distance
education program. The train-
ing begins on Wednesday
February 27th from 9:30 a.m. -
2:30 p.m. and meets weekly for
nine-weeks ending April 23rd.
The cost for the program is $150.
Sea Oats Garden Club
Program: I met with the mem-
bers of the Sea Oats Garden
Club, February 20th. at the
Carrabelle Library to discuss the
upcoming UF-IFAS Master
Gardener Training Program.
Black Bear Program: I was
one of the speakers at the
Research Reserve's Bear Pro-
gram at the St. Joe's Summer
Camp Events Room. For addi-
tional information, contact Alan
Knothe at 653-8063.

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* 6:30 p.m.: The RPvertown Girls liveconcert at St George Island
United Methodist Chiuch Bluegrass and gospel Everyone invited.
Please bring an appetizer to share after the concert.
* 8 p.m.: "A Nice Family Gathering" at the Dixie Theatre For ifo
call 653-3200
* 3 p.m.: "A Nice Family Gathering" at the Duie Theatre. For info
call 653-3200
* 5:30 p.m.: Gulf Coast Commumry College Strategic Planmng event
at Crooked River Grll. RSVP at or call 850-
* 7:30 p.m.: Dr. Tma Bucuvalas, the State Folklorist of Florida, lec-
tures on maritime traditions of commercial fishermen. Tallahassee
Community College's Wakulla Center in Crawfordville Free.
- St. George Island Chil Cookoff and Auction. Proceeds benefit St
George Island Volunteer Fue Dept For more information call (850)
* 8 a.m. noon: Volunteer clean-up of Tate's Hell roads, landings, and
nrer Meet from 8-8 30 a.m at Gully Branch landing in Tate's Hell
State Forest For mformanon and sign up. call Marm Miller at 850-487-
3766. or e-mail millerm2;d..doacs.state
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The Franklin Chronicle


February 22, 2008 Page 9

Johnson files for re-election as clerk I

I have filed my intent to
qualify as a candidate for the
position of Clerk of the Circuit
Court. I have been blessed to
hold this office for the past four
years, and to work in this office
for over 30 years. I truly hope
I've gained the trust and confi-
dence of the citizens to remain in
office. I have a wonderful staff.
They are knowledgeable, hard-
working, and loyal to me and
Franklin County. The Clerk
plays an essential role in our free
and democratic society by serv-
ing as an elected trustee and pre-
server of history and protector of
public funds. The Clerk helps
residents with local court and
government activities which

Marcia Johnson
include jury duty coordination,
traffic ticket payment options,
marriage license applications,
passport applications, property
deed documentation, child sup-

port, small claims, and divorce
filings. Your Clerk assists citi-
zens with many day-to-day
needs, and provides oversight of
and safeguards the tax dollars to
ensure that county funds are
spent according to law. I have
met these expectations.
I know I have shown respon-
sibility in making sure citizens
have convenient access to the
public records and that each
individual's privacy is protected.
Our official records are available
over the Internet for ease of
access, and my office uses the lat-
est technology to keep private
information out of the wrong
hands. I am in the process now
of updating my website at in order
to provide even more access.

During my first term, I have
strived to make the Clerk's Office
better than ever, and my staff
and I do believe we operate one
of the best clerk's offices in the
state. We recognize that we work
for the public and are paid by
public tax dollars. Laws passed
by our Legislature continually
change the operations within our
county offices, and it takes
knowledge of the office to ensure
the proper enactment of those
When I ran for this position,
I emphasized that what mattered
most was that people received
the help they needed when they
came to the office. I'd like to' con-
tinue as Clerk, and if it's the will
of the citizens, I will always
Continued on Page 15

Loughridge running for School Board, District I


Tom Loughridge, resident of
St. George Island and former
Apalachicola -High School
teacher, has declared his candi-
dacy for the position of Franklin
County School Board member
from District One.
Loughridge, who filed his
intent to run with the Supervisor
of Elections in December, will
compete in the primary election
on August 26. One other candi-
date, George W. Thompson of
Eastpoint, has declared his intent
to run in District one. Thompson
declared his intent to run in
The candidate makes the fol-
lowing statement regarding his
I have decided to run for the
Franklin County School Board

Tom Loughridge
for several reasons. First, I
believe that education is the best
answer to many of the problems
that beset our country and the
world today. The flame of
knowledge will light our paths to
a more open and understanding

society if we do a good job
imparting that knowledge to our
young people. I have taught the
children of Franklin County
both as a regular classroom
teacher and as a substitute in
Apalachicola and .Carrabelle.
The children in Franklin County
are as capable as any I have
taught anywhere and they want
to learn. It is our duty as teach-
ers, parents and community
leaders to see that they have
every opportunity to do just that
in a safe, comfortable environ-
ment with staff that is well pre-
pared to meet their needs. I also
believe that there is always need
on any governing board for per-
sons with abundant expertise in
the field. I have abundant experi-
ence in classroom teaching and
professional negotiations and I
have the legal background to

understand the complexities of
the Florida education code.
Finally, as a career educator, I
want to be part of this important
evolution in the Franklin County
education system that is the
beginning of a new future for our
children. I believe that each
group has a role to play in teach-
ing our young people; the admin-
istrators, the teachers, the non-
teaching staff, the parents, and
the school board. I want to work

Continued on Page 16

Newsf4rom FWC

If you weren't lucky enough
to get drawn for a special-oppor-
tunity or spring turkey quota per-
mit, don't fret; there are numer-
ous wildlife management areas
(WMAs) that don't require
FWC offers 35 public hunt-
ing areas statewide where
hunters need only to "walk on"
to hunt spring turkeys.
These hunts are made possi-
ble through the FWC's partner-
ships with the state's Division of
Forestry, Florida's water man-
agement districts, the U.S. Forest
Service, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, the
National Park Service and
Department of Defense, who
participate in the state's public-
hunting system.
Hunters need only a hunting
license ($17 for residents, $46.50
for nonresident 10-day license),
management area permit
($26.50) and turkey permit ($5
for residents, $100 for nonresi-
dents) to spring turkey hunt on
the following areas. These
licenses and permits can be pur-
chased in Florida at county tax
collectors' offices and at most
retail outlets that sell hunting
and fishing supplies. They also
can be bought with a credit card
by calling 1-888-486-8356 or
going online at www.wildlifeli-
The spring turkey season
runs March 15 April 20 in the
Central and Northwest zones,
unless otherwise noted below.
Shooting hours during spring
turkey season on WMAs are
one-half hour before sunrise to 1
.Here's where you can take
advantage of this near Franklin
Apalachicola National For-
est: 581,837 acres in Franklin,
Leon, Liberty and Wakulla
counties. Camping allowed.
Apalachicola River Wildlife
and Environmental Area: 81,754
acres in Franklin and Gulf coun-
ties. Camping allowed. Man-
agement area permit not
Enforcement actions
Gulf County: Lt. Arnie
McMillion and Officer Shon
Brower were working on the
Apalachicola River Wildlife and
Environmental Area near the
Chipola River Cutoff Island.
They were checking hunters
and conducting vessel stops on
the river for wildlife inspections.
One inspection revealed the
operator of a vessel being under
the influence of alcohol.
He was almost three times
the legal limit with a breath alco-
hol content of .224 and was
arrested for boating under the
His firearms were also
seized due to him being a con-
victed felon.
The investigation is continu-
ing and charges are pending for
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon.

I '*1


* Candidates for public office
are invited to submit their
announcements to

"Steps to Unlimited
"Whoever wants to soar freely on the unlimited pathway of
possibilities must first take steps"
Dear Community Member and Business Owner,
The First Graduating Class from the new consolidated Franklin
County Schools will be the "Seahawk Seniors 2008". We are honored,
thankful and proud to be part of this community and school. We
would like to team up with you to help make our graduating year the
most memorable. We have thought hard and long to come up with a
fundraiser that truly brings us all together as a community and recog-
nizes you as a donor.
Leave Your Mark! In appreciation to our community and your sup-
port, we are offering the first "Steps to unlimited possibility" stepping
stones that will pave the pathways along the new school. These step-
ping stones will represent a pathway to a successful education experi-
ence. Each stone you purchase will be placed on the school grounds
for each generation of students to see and be proud that their commu-
nity is supporting them each step of their way.
1. Each stone will be personally engraved with your message to make
it unique to each donor, as seen above. Engravement: up to 2 Lines
with 16 letters each line.
2. Stones are approximately 12" round in diameter and 1" thickness
with smooth edges made of genuine slate stone. A naturally textured
top surface will give each stone depth and beauty.
3. Each stepping stone will be $100 and you may purchase as many
stones as you would like, each having a unique personalized message.
Each stones will be displayed at the new school. You may purchase
additional stones for your private garden to show your expanded
school spirit.
Phone Number:
Personal Engravement:

Stones Purchased: Check Enclosed $:
MAKE AND-MAIL CHECK TO: Project Graduation 2008
(All donations are tax deductible). 661 U.S. Hwy. 98, Eastpoint,
FL 32328.
Thank you very much for teaming with the Seahawk Seniors 2008 in creating a
stronger sense of community, history and in being part of this new and exciting
educational fundraising. All the proceeds will be used as a scholarship to ALL
2008 GRADUATING SENIORS who attend project graduation 2008, For
Questions please contact: (850) 323-0380.

Living Tree Donation Program
Dear Community Member and Business Owner,
Thank you in advance for taking an interest in our children. This let-
ter comes from the parents of the first Consolidated School 2008
Graduating Class of Franklin County.
This project is a first, for Franklin County Schools and for our com-
munity. You will be the first to be part of this great "Living Tree
Donation Program". When you purchase a tree from the Living
Tree Donation Program, you will be helping a graduating senior
expand their possibilities. Many students might not have the
resources to further their education, but with your help they can
achieve avenues they thought would not be possible. The proceeds
from this program will be used as follows: Project Graduation 2008
and to beautify our new Franklin County School Campus.
Project Graduation has been a very successful program in Franklin
County. Immediately after graduation, all seniors return to the
school gym, where they will stay until the next morning. We call it
Lockdown, during that time; we have safe and entertaining activi-
ties for them that will last all night until the next morning. These
activities will also include educational information regarding col-
lege and how to manage their money and time well. All who attend
will be awarded equal amounts of the Project Graduation 2008
Scholarship Fund that comes directly from the Living Tree
Donation Fundraiser. -
This program not only helps the graduating students, you will also
be beautifying our new "Franklin County School Campus" all the
trees.purchased will be planted on the school grounds for all to see
for future years to come. As an appreciation to your donations, we
will be placing your name on the beautiful Donor Tree Wall for all
who-enter the Franklin County School Campus to see. Your dona-
tion will always be known and appreciated.

TREES PURCHASED & PLANTED (All trees'are native to
our area): Palms/Chase Tree/Southern Magnolia/Live Oak.
DONATION (You may donate as many trees as you would
like): $150 per tree.
Your Name:
Phone Number:
How many trees will you be donating:
MAKE AND MAIL CHECK TO: Project Graduation 2008
(All donations are tax deductible). Questions: (850) 323-0380.
661 U.S. Hwy. 98, Eastpoint, FL 32328.




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Friday Evening February 29, 2008

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Do you have an item you want to sell? A
service you want to offer? The Franklin
Chronicle will publish your classified ad
free for the first 20 words. Longer ads will
be charged $5 for each additional 20
words, payable in advance. Only one free
ad per telephone number. E-mail your
information to info@franklinchronicle.

Museum Assistant. Camp Gordon
Johnston WWII Museum is seeking part-
time worker, avid historian, to assist cura-
tor. Must be competent with computer
software and Internet; assist with corre-
spondence; accurately archive collection
artifacts. About 12 hours per week. Call
697-8575 between noon and 4 p.m. on
Friday and ask for the Curator.

Plymouth Voyager (87) for sale. Not
pretty, but good transportation. A/C
works, needs paint job. Get on the road
for $400. Call Greg, 228-6876.

1 bedroom townhouse, Newman Drive,
Lanark Village, $550 per month, includes

water, can be furnished, front unit, car-
port, washer/dryer. Call 1-229-377-4144
or 1-229-200-3212.

Could you have used extra cash this past
holiday season? Local handmade items.
Get started now! Carrabelle Bazaar Dec.

Walkstreet, Kickstone and Newman
Books: Always something new to read!
Romances, adventures, history, Florida
authors, Non-fiction, MORE! Kids' Book
Sale! $.25 $1.50. VHS Sale! 697-2046

Call Gene K. Strickland Construction
for additions, sun rooms, gutters, siding,
decks and more. Call (850) 528-4992.

40 acres, Pine Coast Plantation on
Crooked River, $350,000. Call for details.
Bobby Turner, 850-528-3306.

Alligator Point 2 bed/2 bath home
$850/month, 6/12 month lease, fur-
nished or unfurnished. Pets. Credit & ref-
erences required. 349-2408

1980 Dodge R/V, runs good, 228-6239.

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This is a photo of the sales office of the "Lanark Retirement Village," taken in March of
1956, according to Florida Photographic Archives. The photo was taken by Karl E. Holland

Folklorist to present free maritime

lecture in Crawfordville Thursday

Dr. Tina Bucuvalas, the
State Folklorist of Florida, will
focus "on a wide variety of mar-
itime traditions of commercial
fishermen," when she headlines
the Big Bend Maritime Center's
free public lecture series Thurs-
day, Feb. 28, at Tallahassee
Community College's Wakulla
Center in Crawfordville.
Dr. Bucuvalas said that
Florida waters have created long-
standing, vigorous commercial
and recreational fishing tradi-
tions. "Both are important," she
said, "but the traditions of mar-
itime occupations are often over-
"I will focus on a wide vari-
ety of such traditions including
sponge fishing in Key West and
Tarpon Springs, fish net making
in St. Augustine, oyster harvest-
ing here in the Panhandle, as
well as oral traditions, fishing
gear, boat building, music, and
food ways from throughout
Florida," she noted.
"The Maritime Trail," a five-
part series, opened in January
when some 50 people enjoyed a

documentary film and Q & A
focusing on the impact of the net
ban on contemporary life of his-
toric fishing families in Cortez
and Cedar Key.
The second lecture, "Folklife
and Maritime Heritage," will
begin at 7:30 p.m. following a 7
o'clock pre-lecture social at the
college facility on Highway 319
about one mile south of the
Wakulla County Courthouse.
Dr. Bucuvalas, the series'
second guest speaker, is Director
and Folklorist of the Florida
Folklife Program, Bureau of
Historic Preservation. Often
published, Dr. Bucuvalas holds a
Masters Degree in Folklore and
Mythology from the University
of California and a Ph.D. in
Folklore from Indiana University.
'The public presentations are
made possible by a grant to the
Big Bend Maritime Center from
the Florida Humanities Council.
The guest speaker series will con-
tinue the fourth Thursday of
each month through May.
Remaining presentations will
cover "Shipwrecks of the Big



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Bend and Gulf of Mexico,"
"Prehistory Underwater in the
Big Bend," and "Lighthouses of
the Big Bend."
The series is also being
cosponsored by a Florida Coas-
tal Management Grant from the
National Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Administration and by
Tallahassee Community College,
which is providing the facility.
"Based on attendance and
comments from the opening lec-
ture, we believe this entire mar-
itime heritage series will be very
popular," said Bill Lowrie, mar-
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Can you agree on paint colors?

Dear Jane,
Help! My husband is color
blind but Won't Admit It! How
can we agree on a paint color?
Jane (really) F.
Dear Jane,
First off, love the name! As
for paint, here's what you can do
when you can't agree. He wants
blue. You want yellow. He wants
green. You want chartreuse. He
says, "What the heck is char-
treuse?" One of the unfortunate
facts of living together is that
there will be a number of times
when you simply can't agree.
Color is an important factor
to the decor of any room and it
ultimately defines the look of the
room. Nothing changes the look
of a room faster or more inex-
pensively than paint. Since the
human eye can differentiate
between hundreds of different
shades, choosing a color is never
easy. It's even more difficult
when two opinionated people
must agree on one color.
Take heart though, this isn't
as hard as it seems. You can
come to a decision you both can
live with, especially when you
take into account all of the
choices available to you.
Here are a.few tips to consid-
er when weighing your decision:
Whose Room is This?-Try
to honestly assess who uses the
room more. If it's an office or a
den one of you uses more than
the other, then that person
should have precedence. Keep in
mind though, that a 51%-49%
split on usage doesn't really work
here! Assuming each of you has
your own space, if you compro-
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Dear EarthTalk:
As I understand it, coal that
is used to fuel power plants and
other industrial activity is a key
culprit in pollution and climate
change. So what is "clean coal"
and is it really?
-Matthew Oliver, Minneapolis,

The term "clean coal"
describes various processes that
remove pollutants from coal, our
cheapest, most abundant-and
dirtiest-energy source. By red-
ucing coal's environmental foot-
print through technological wiz-
ardry, the coal mining industry
and the Bush administration
hope to keep coal, which cur-
rently produces more than half
of all U.S. electricity, a big part
of our energy picture for many
years to come.
Clean coal proponents also
want to liquefy coal to turn it
into a form of automotive fuel
that, according to the industry-
sponsored Coal-to-Liquids Coal-
ition, costs less and burns clean-
er in some ways than the tradi-
tional diesel fuel it could replace.
Several members of Congress
from coal states are keen on hav-
ing the government subsidize the
production of so-called liquid
coal-which can be used any-
where diesel fuel currently
goes-as a "homegrown" alter-
native to foreign oil- Industry
analysts say there is enough coal
in America to last hundreds of
years, saving us untold expense
and trouble obtaining regular
petroleum from unfriendly for-
eign governments.
But major environmental
groups, from the Sierra Club to
the Natural Resources Defense
Council, say that "clean coal" is
anything but. The process
involves heating coal to 1,000
degrees Fahrenheit and mixing it
with water to produce a gas, then
converting the gas into diesel
fuel. Although the Coal-to-
Liquids :Coalition says that car-
bon dioxide emissions from the
entire production cycle of liquid
coal are "equal to, or slightly
below, those of conventional
petroleum-derived fuels," its
claims are based on a single fed-
eral study, now six years old, that
environmental leaders disagree
with profoundly.
Jim Presswood, federal ener-
gy advocate of the Natural
Resources Defense Council says,
"Liquid C02 emissions are
twice as much as emissions from
conventional petroleum-derived
fuels." He says that even if CO2
emissions were captured as part
of the process, at best liquid coal
would be 12 percent worse than
the gasoline equivalent. As some
environmentalists have put it,
liquid coal can turn any hybrid
Prius into a Hummer.
The Washington Post edito-
rialized, "To wean the U.S. off of
just one million barrels of the 21
million barrels of crude oil con-
sumed daily, an estimated 120
million tons of coal would need
to be mined each year. The
process requires vast amounts of
water, particularly a concern in
the parched West. And the price
of a plant is estimated at $4 bil-
lion." Also, in recent years, par-
ticularly in Appalachia, mining
companies have gone from sim-
ple excavation to blasting off the
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Following is a list of the
January 2008 dispositions of
cases in 2nd Circuit Court, Judge
James C. Hankinson presiding.
bation violation hearing.
Charged on July 3, 2006 with.(1)
felony fleeing or attempting to
elude; (2) child abuse; (3) driving
while license suspended 3rd or
subsequent. Defendant found in
violation of probation-adjudicat-
ed guilty. Defendant sentenced
to 18 months at Department of
Corrections with credit for 187
days time served. $555.10 trans-
portation costs.
WADE: Charged July 18, 2007
with felony fleeing or attempt to
elude, driving while license sus-
pended felony, and resisting offi-
cer without violence. Defendant
entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. Defend-
ant was sentenced to 1 year and
1 day with Department of
Corrections, with 28 days credit
for time served. $410 costs.
RA: Charged January 29, 2006
with possession of controlled
substance cocaine; possession of
controlled. substance without
prescription. Defendant entered
a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. Defendant
sentenced to 28 days in jail with
28 days credit for time served.
Any conditions no met will be
reimposed. Defendant to submit
to DNA test.
ged August 12, 2006 for posses-
sion of controlled substance
marijuana over 20 grams.
Defendant adjudicated guilty.
Defendant sentenced to 1 year
and 1 day in Department of
Corrections, with credit for 38
days served. Defendant to sub-
mit to DNA test.
DAVIS, DON L.: Charged
on October 4, 2007 with (1)
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon, and robbery; charged
on October 30, 2005 with (2) fla-
grant violation of net law;
charged on November 11, 2005
with (3) possession of net larger
than 2 inch stretch. Defendant
entered a plea of no contest all
counts-adjudicated guilty. Defen-
dant sentenced to 103 days in
jail, with credit for 103 days time
served on count 1 aggravated
assault; sentenced to 141 days in
jail with credit for 141 days time
served on counts 2 and 3. Count
of robbery dropped. Submit to
DNA test. $542 costs.
Probation violation hearing.
Charged on January 30, 2004
with trafficking in controlled
substance. .Charged on March 9,
1998 with (1) manslaughter by
automobile-culpable negligence;
(2)2 counts of DUI with serious
injuries. Defendant found guilty
of probation violation. Proba-
tion revoked. Defendant sen-
tenced to 15 years at Department
of Corrections, with credit for
800 days time served. $432.30
transportation costs imposed.
ed July 10, 2007 with battery by
inmate (lesser simple battery).
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest and was adjudicated
guilty. Defendant sentenced to
30 days in jail. $582 costs.
on September 13, 2007 with sale
of cocaine. Defendant entered a

plea of no contest-adjudicated
guilty. Defendant sentenced to
obtain substance abuse evalua-
tion-follow treatment recom-
mendations; enter treatment
within 30 days; no use of alcohol
or drugs; random drug alcohol
and drug testing; 6 months com-
munity control. $410 costs.
Charged on Jan 12, 2007 with (1)
possession of firearm by convict-
ed felon and (2) interfering with
FWC Officer. Defendant entered
a plea of no contest-adjudicated
guilty. Defendant sentenced to
180 days in jail with credit for 2
days time served; 18 months pro-
bation following jail; submit to
DNA test. $410 costs.
BROOK: Charged September 8,
2007 with (1) leaving the scene of
an accident involving serious
bodily injury, (2) DUI, and (3)
reckless driving with property
damage. Defendant entered a
plea of no contest all 3 charges.
Defendant sentenced on Count
1: dropped; Count 2: DUI
school, 6 months probation, 6
months suspended license, att-
end and complete victim aware-
ness program, 125 hours com-
munity service, substance abuse
evaluation, sign up for recom-
mended treatment within 30
days, $670 costs; Count 3: 1 day
jail, 1 year probation, 125 hours
community service, $350 costs:
Credit for 1 day jail time served.
Defendant vehicle impounded
for 10 days.
ERT: Charged on October 8,
2007 with (1) resisting officer
with violence; (2) reckless driv-
ing. Charged on October 23,
2007 with (3) grand theft motor
vehicle; (4) driving while license
suspended 3rd or subsequent; (5)
giving false name or identifica-
tion to officer; (6) refusal to sub-
mit to BAL test; (7) DUI.
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest-adjudicated guilty.
Defendant sentenced on charges
1-2 to 159 days in jail with credit
for 159 days time served.
Defendant sentenced on charges
3-7 to 84 days in jail with credit
for 84 days time served; 36

months probation; submit to
substance abuse evaluation-fol-
low recommendations; level 1
DUI school; 6 months suspend-
ed license; 50 hrs community
service; attend and complete
NDI with aftercare; remain in
jail until taken.
LEY: Charged July 21, 2007
with sale of controlled sub-
stance. Defendant entered a plea
of no contest. Adjudicated
guilty. Defendant sentenced to
40 days in jail with 40 days cred-
it for time served; 24 months pro-
bation, no use of drugs or alco-
hol, obtain substance abuse eval-
uation. follow treatment recom-
mendations, and enroll in treat-
ment program within 30 days.
$410 costs.
EN: Probation violation hearing.
Previously charged on Jan 21
2006 with sale of controlled sub-
stance; charged on May 4, 2006
with sale of controlled sub-
stance; charged on July 24, 2006
with possession of controlled
substance with intent to sell
within 1000 ft of church or busi-
ness. Defendant' adjudicated
guilty-violation of probation.
Defendant sentenced to 120
months at Department of
Corrections with credit for time
served of 601 days and 481 days.
EPH: Charged September 13,
2007 with sale of controlled sub-
stance marijuana. Defendant
entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty.
Defendant sentenced to 24
months probation, obtain sub-
stance abuse evaluation and fol-
low treatment recommenda-
tions. Defendant to also submit
to DNA test. $410 costs.
H: Probation violation hearing.
Defendant previously charged in
November 2006 for 3 counts of
sale of cocaine. Defendant adju-
dicated guilty of probation viola-
tion-probation terminated. Def-
endant sentenced to 96 months
at Department of Corrections,
with credit for time served of 338

Charged on Dec 21, 2005 with
worthless check over $150 dol-
lars. Defendant entered a plea of
no contest-adjudication with-
held. Defendant sentenced to 24
months probation; restitution of
$2,337.99 to Coastal Building
Supply; possible early termina-
tion of probation if conditions
met; submit to DNA test.
ALLEN: Charged August 25,
2007 with aggravated assault
with deadly weapon. Defendant
entered a plea of no contest to a
lesser charge on Dec 4 2007.
Adjudication withheld. Defend-
ant sentenced to 2 days in jail
with credit for 2 days time
served; 6 months probation; no
use of alcohol or drugs, random
alcohol and drug testing, attend
and complete anger manage-
ment program-sign up within 30
days; no contact with specified
individuals. $582 costs.
ged April 27, 2006 with 3 counts
possession of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell within
1,000 ft of church, and 2 counts
of trafficking in a controlled sub-
stance. Defendant entered a plea
of no contest on September 11,
2007. Defendant sentenced to 48
months at Department of
Corrections on September 11,
2007, with credit for 628 days for
time served; defendant submit to
DNA test. Mandatory fines
waived; minimum mandatory
time waived. $2,050 total costs.
Charged December 28, 2007 for
possession of controlled sub-
stance cocaine, possession of
controlled substance marijuana.
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest. Adjudicated guilty on
2nd count possession of marijua-
na; adjudication withheld on
count 1 possession of cocaine.
Defendant sentenced to 60 days
in jail with credit for 18 days
served; submit to DNA test.
$410 costs.
JASON: Probation violation
hearing. Defendant previously
charged for resisting officer with
violence. Defendant adjudicated
guilty of probation violation-


probation terminated. Defend-
ant sentenced to 1 year and 1 day
at Department of Corrections
with credit for time served of 127
days; submit to DNA test.
rged September 2, 2006 with
fraudulent use of credit card for
more than $100 property in 6
months, and 2 counts of uttering
a forged instrument. Defendant
.adjudicated guilty. Defendant
sentenced to 164 days in jail with
credit for 146 days served, and
submit to DNA test.
bation violation hearing.
Previously charged for posses-
sion of controlled substance in
March 2005. Defendant adjudi-
cated guilty-probation terminat-
ed. Defendant sentenced to 18
months at Department of Cor-
rections, with credit for time
served of 188 days.
PHYOUS: Probation violation
hearing. Previously charged in
October and December 1994 for
lewd and lascivious assault or
act; attempted second degree
murder. Defendant adjudicated
guilty and found in violation of
probation. Defendant sentenced
to 136.75 months at Department
of Corrections with credit for
original jail time served only.
on Feb 21, 2006 with 2 counts of
sale of a controlled substance.
Defendant entered a plea of no
contest on May 9, 2006. Motion
to withdraw no contest plea on
Jan. 9, 2008-denied. Defendant
sentenced to 10 years at
Department of Corrections, with
credit for 178 days time served.
$820 costs.
October 9, 2007 with throwing
deadly missile (lesser of simple
assault). Defendant entered a
plea of no contest and was adju-
dicated guilty. $582 costs.
Probation violation hearing.
Previously charged in January
2005 with uttering. Defendant
adjudicated guilty of probation
violation-probation terminated.
Credit for time served of 246
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Charged September 20, 2007
with possession of controlled
substance marijuana with intent
to sell. Defendant entered a plea
of no contest. Adjudication
withheld. Defendant sentenced
to 24 months probation; submit
to random urinalysis drug tests
and costs thereof; submit to
DNA test. $510 costs.
GILBERT: Charged September
13, 2007 with 2 counts of posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell within 1,000 ft of church or
business. Defendant was taken
into custody on December 4,
2007. Defendant entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicat-
ed guilty. Defendant was sen-
tenced to 1 year and 1 day with
Department of Corrections for
each count with sentences to run
concurrent. Credit for 2 days
time served. Defendant to also
submit also to DNA test. $820
Charged October 4, 2007 with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon (lesser of simple bat-
tery), and robbery (dropped).
Defendant entered a plea of no

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contest and was adjudicated
guilty. Defendant sentenced to
64 days in jail with 64 days cred-
it for time served. $542 costs.
RAY: Probation violation hear-
ing. Previously charged in
January 2007 for sale of con-
trolled substance. Defendant
found guilty of probation viola-
tion. Defendant sentenced to 42
months at Department of
Corrections with credit for 200
days for time served.
CHAD: Charged April 4, 2007
with multiple arrests for posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell, within 1,000 feet church or
business.- Charged on May 18,
2007 with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. Defend-
ant entered a plea of fio contest. -
Adjudication withheld. Defend-
ant was sentenced to 24 months
probation; no drugs or alcohol,
random urinalysis testing; sub-.
stance abuse evaluation, start
recommended treatment within
30 days. Defendant is to possess
no firearms or associate with
anyone carrying firearms, but
may hunt with bow and arrow.
Defendant is also to submit to
DNA test. $2,738 costs for all

County. I can guarantee that my
commitment to this office and
the public is genuine. It's impor-
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friends, my fellow county
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Earth Talk from Page 12
tops of mountains in an ecologi-
cally devastating process known
as "mountain top removal."
For their part, greens
acknowledge the importance of
cleaning up coal and other dirty
energy sources, but would rather
see more funding devoted to
researching, developing and
implementing alternative and
renewable energy sources that
don't come with so much envi-
ronmental baggage.
CONTACTS: Coal-to-Liq-
uids Coalition, www.futurecoal-; Sierra Club's "Stopp-
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Dear EarthTalk:
Everybody says stop using
plastic bags, but what about all
the plastic, cellophane, card-
board and other materials used
for packaging the food itself?
What can we do to reduce how
much of this unnecessary stuff
comes wrapped around our
-Sunil Sreedharan, Mumbai,
Yes, food packaging is a big
problem in North America as
well as elsewhere around the
world, with landfills filling up
and recyclers facing a glut of
materials to process. It's hard to
say just how much of the 130
million tons of paper, plastic and
metals that get tossed or sorted
for recycling in major U.S. cities
is from food packaging, but the
percentage is no doubt sizable.
The main problem is in the psy-
chology of marketing: Manufac-
turers know that products in big
flashy-looking packages attract
more buyers.
A 1994 European Union

directive requires companies
operating in its 27 member
nations to take back and recycle
(or otherwise deal with, taking
the burden off of local commu-
nities) at least 60 percent of their
packaging waste, including that
used for food items. But no such
"producer pays" laws, which
provide incentive for manufac-
turers to cut back on waste to
begin with, exist in the United
States or Canada. As such, it
falls to consumers to patronize
stores and manufacturers that
minimize packaging.
One way to take a bite out of
packaging is to buy as much in
bulk as your family can keep up
with. It may take longer to get
through that gigantic box of
cereal you got at Costco, but
think of all the cardboard and
plastic your bulk purchase saved
over buying several small boxes.
Similarly, instead of sending the
kids off to school every day with
a new juice box in the lunch bag,
how about a safe metal or plastic
reusable, washable container
that you can refill each morning
from the gallon jug you keep in
the fridge?
Another way to forego pack-
aging is to reduce time spent in
large supermarkets, where waste-
ful product packaging rules.
Most natural foods stores have
large bulk-buying sections so you
can haul away in large paper or
plastic bags the equivalent of
many containers of beans, pas-
tas, rice or other staples.
Frequenting local farmers' mar-
kets-armed with your reusable
shopping tote, of course-is
another way to keep food pack-
aging out of your home. The
website Local Harvest offers a
free searchable database of farms
across the U.S. that run
Community Supported Agricul-

ture (CSA) programs and partic-
ipate in farmers' markets.
It's worth noting that we
tend to toss way too much food
packaging where a quick rinse
would make the same cans, jars
and jugs useful storage contain-
ers or quality recycling fodder.
Soup cans, for example, can eas-
ily be recycled into new steel and
are collected universally by
municipal recycling programs.
And while you're buying soup,
opt for the family size cans and
save leftovers instead of buying
single-serving containers. Even
when packaging material is recy-
clable, there's no reason to waste
it, as even recycling uses re-
sources and costs money.
Beyond shopping and sort-
ing more responsibly, individuals
also have the power of their voic-
es to pressure food makers to cut
back on packaging. You can also
try to persuade your elected offi-
cials to look into the feasibility of
enacting "producer pays" laws in
your community, city or state.
And you can talk to co-workers,
friends, relatives and others
about the importance of buying
in bulk and reducing.waste.
CONTACTS: European
Union Packaging and Packaging
Waste Directive, http://europa.
.htm; Local Harvest, wwwlocal-
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EarthTalk, c/o E/The Environ-
mental Magazine, P.O. Box
5098, Westport, CT 06881; sub-
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mail: earthtalk@emagazine.
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Loughridge from Page 9
toward a plan of cooperation,
communication, and commit-
ment from all the parties
involved for the benefit of our
educational community.
Educational background:
Hiram College, 1957, BA
(physical science-education
Graduate work, 1960 -1980:
Colorado College, University of
Northern Colorado, University
of Colorado, Colorado State
Univ., Fort Lewis College. (earth
sciences, education)
Dyke College, 1990, (parale-
gal Cert., ABA approved),
Graduating summa cum laude.
Teaching experience:
I have over 30 years class-
room experience in the fields of:
physics, chemistry, earth science,
oceanography, algebra, plane
geometry, English and conserva-
tion. I have been active in school
activities including sponsorship
of-science club, radio club,
thespians, chess club, and rifle
club; I served as class sponsor,
science: department head, play
director, class advisor, and sci-
ence fiir director. Professional
activities included Education
Association information direc-

Project from Page 1
bases will be preserved for the
pleasure of .beachgoers who
treasure the area for wading,
surf-fishing, and photographing
the charm of the unique remains
of old pine forest that lie scat-

Lanark from Page 1
end of this week. Three people
from the Lanark workforce were
let go and Carrabelle should
have a good handle on the
Lanark field work within two to
three months.
With the merger, the cus-
tomer base has doubled, which
will benefit both Lanark and
Carrabelle. Carrabelle has paid
off both the Lanark debt and the
Carrabelle debt and refinanced
both into one bridge loan. After
three years and the completion
of the treatment plant upgrade,
the debt will be rolled over into a
State Revolving Fund loan for 20
years at 2.5 percent interest.
Members of the audience
asked what will happen to the
Ready To Serve litigation.
McInnis told them that all liens
will be removed and Carrabelle
will not continue with the same
fees as those imposed by Lanark.
The fees that have been paid to
Lanark in the past cannot be
refunded. Those fees were in
place as a source of funds for the
financially needy Lanark District
and were expended at that time.
Carrabelle cannot undo what the
past Lanark Board of Commis-
sioners have done.
McInnis was very positive
and requested that all the past
rancor be left behind, that
Carrabelle and Lanark can be
partners and friends from now
on, and that Lanark and
Carrabelle should go forward
with a merged district that will
benefit everyone.

Congressfrom Page 1
Apalachicola River and Bay than
one of our leading stakeholders
on the Riparian Coalition,"
Boyd stated. "Those of us in
North Florida are committed to
making sure that -Florida's
resources are protected. After

tor, chairman of Professional
Rights and Responsibilities
Commission, Teachers' Welfare
chairman, and Association nego-
tiations chair.
Community activities:
I have been active in com-
munity affairs all my adult life
and am presently a member of
the Panhandle Players board and
I sing with the Bay Area Choral
Society. I am a certified lay
speaker in the United Methodist
Church and sing in the .SGI
United Methodist Choir. I am a
member of the Iron Men organi-
zation on St. George Island, and
serve as a columnist and corre-
spondent for the Franklin
Chronicle for which I have writ-
ten since 1992. I am a past mem-
ber of the Chronicle Citizens
Advisory Committee.
I have been married to
Janyce for 33 years and live with
her and two "marvelous mutts"
in a house filled with books and
art and music. We have lived on
the Island for over 17 years and
intend to spend the rest of our
-lives in this very vital and excit-
ing area. I look forward to serv-
ing as your School Board repre-
sentative from Eastpoint and St.
George Island.

tered in the sand.
The project is about 20 per-
cent complete at this point,
inspector Lewis said, so drivers
can probably expect a couple of
more weeks of one-lane traffic to
slow down the flow through the

McInnis discussed rates and
told the Lanark Board that they
needed to approve the proposed
rate change as advertised. This is
to be an interim measure so
Carrabelle can do business until
a Carrabelle hearing on rates
takes place. After the Carrabelle
hearing, then the Lanark rates
will be the same as those
Carrabelle customers living out-
side the Carrabelle city limits.
The motion was made and
As Sullivan brought the
meeting to a close, she suggested
that a social event be scheduled
in April as a time for Lanark and
Carrabelle to get together to
meet their neighbors.
Earlier, at an emergency
meeting of the Lanark Board on
Wednesday, Feb. 13, commis-
sioners approved a motion-
with Courage and Sullivan vot-
ing in favor and Rohrs abstain-
ing-to facilitate the transfer of
authority from the Lanark Board
to the City of Carrabelle as fol-
lows: "The Lanark Village Water
& Sewer District Board hereby
authorizes the City of Carrabelle
to act administratively of behalf
of the Board; and immediately
to put a manager (s) in place at
the Lanark Water District office
to pay bills, payroll, and to con-
duct the normal day-to-day oper-
ations of the District. Carrabelle
City employees Courtney Demp-
sey, Richard Sands, and Wilburn
Messer specifically are approved
to handle District administrative

years of disputes, I am eager to
come together with our neigh-
bors to develop a reasonable and
long term water management
solution so that we do not find
ourselves in this difficult and
damaging situation year after

Jack Simmons (in the cap behind the table) tends to customers.

Apalachicola Farmers

Market offers fresh fare

Chronicle Correspondent
Don't you just love small
town Farmer's Markets?
Jack Simmons of Crescent
Moon Farms in Sopchoppy goes
out of his way to see that
Apalach has a bit of organic veg-
gies each week.
On Friday afternoons from 3
to 6, he sets up his table at the
Natural Medicine Store at 56
Market Street, in downtown
If you are punctual and get

there right at 3 p.m., you may
find other interested shoppers
waiting around with you; Jack
might be on farmer's time, but he
will be there.
Recently, he offered a bite of
some small fresh carrots that he
had thinned from his organic
garden. He brought an assort-
ment of the usual green veggies,
including some very pungent
and fragrant green garlic. He
says you can use most of this
garlic including the root tendrils,
and part of the green stalk

leaves. There was a very limited
supply of fresh spinach, which
was grabbed almost immediate-
A couple of other vendors
were also present. One offered
seafood fare, and the other had
some freshly shelled pecans, as
well as a small assortment of
green vegetables.
With the season warming
and moving rapidly toward
spring, activity at the
Apalachicola Farmers Market
should be on the increase.

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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b)
Date ofthis Notice 2/12/08 File No. noce No 13818
Description of Vehicle: Make Jeep Model Grand Chero Color Green
TagNo. KLH6737 Year 1996 State VA Vin No. 1J4GZ78YXTC200081
To Owner: Steven M. Pollard To Lien Holder:
19150 Peale Lane
Leesburg, VA 20175

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
2/06/08 at the request of 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
$ 279.50 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 03/11/08 at 12:00 noon o'clock,
the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all tow-
ing 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 charges.
P.O. Box 971, Eastpoint, FL 32328, (850) 670-8219

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b)
Date of this Notice 2/09/08 File No. Invoice No. 13803
Description of Vehicle: Make Dodge Model Neon Color Black
TagNo. AJN3307 Year 2005 State GA VinNo. 1B3ES56C45D195343
To Owner: Zavon Moton, Jr. or To Lien Holder: DC Services NA LLC
Chinika S. Johnson 400 Horsham Road
88 Pine Lane P.O. Box 6600
Thomasville, GA 31757 Horsham, PA 19044-2140
You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
2/02/08 at the request of 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
$ 462.30 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $.22.00 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 03/11/08 at" 12:00 noon o'clock,
the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all tow-
ing 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 charges.
P.O. Box 971, Eastpoint, FL 32328, (850) 670-8219

At virtually every seaport
mankind has ever built, you're
sure to see a pelican at some time
or another. The birds roost on
every continent except Antarc-
tica. Their scythe-like beaks and
snaking necks have adorned
human art dating back thou-
sands of years.
So, what's the harm in a fish-
erman tossing a bit of fish to the
nearby pelican kind enough to
keep him company? What's a
scrap of flounder between
"You may think you're being
nice, but you could be setting
them up for a really painful
death," said Bryan Fluech, a
Collier County Sea Grant exten-
sion agent with the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
Hundreds of pelicans along
Florida's coastline meet a grisly
end. because of human activity.
As part of a statewide IFAS edu-
cational program, including a
new video titled "Pelican's Point
of View," Fluech explains the

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with pelicans.
The video was produced in
conjunction with the nonprofit
organization Fish Florida.
"Maybe the scariest run-in
you can have with a pelican is if
it grabs your lure," Fluech said.
"On one end of the line, there'll
be a pelican that's confused
because this weird fish came
with a hook that's now stuck in
its beak. On the other end of the
line there'll be a fisherman who's
probably even more panicked."

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Fluech said if an angler does
catch a pelican, he should never
cut the line.
"Your first instinct might be
to cut the line if you get a pelican
hooked," he said. "But leaving
that hook in there could be really
harmful to the bird."
The line can tangle around
the bird or get caught up in man-
groves where the bird roosts.
If possible, the fisherman
should try to gently wrangle the
bird into his grasp. He should
then grab the pelican loosely by
the beak before attempting to
hold the bird like a football, with
its wings pressed against its body.
A towel over the bird's head
will calm it and make it easier to
handle. The fisherman should
try to remove the hook by push-
ing it through the skin until the
barb is visible. Snip the barb with
wire cutters and then back the
hook out before releasing it.
Birds that have swallowed a
hook or are seriously hurt should
be taken to a rehab facility.
The greater evil of feeding
pelicans is that they lose their
fear of humans. A pelican with a
natural fear probably won't steal
lures or engage in other danger-
ous behaviors, he said.
But "people-friendly" peli-
cans will often approach humans
in an aggressive way that often
ends with the bird being hurt. Or
they crowd into small areas
where their droppings can pose a
health risk.
Besides helping the birds
lose their fear, feeding the peli-
cans can hurt them. Scraps from
fish large enough for fishermen
to legally keep are almost always
too big for pelicans to eat.
If a fisherman tosses a peli-
can scraps after cleaning a legal
fish-or .even just tosses' them
into the water where they can be
easily scooped up-the big bones
can tear the pelican's pouch as it
tries to swallow. Instead, fisher-
men should see if their dock or
fishing site has disposal tubes,
vertical PVC pipes that extend
below the water's surface too
deep for pelicans to reach. If
none exist, scraps should go into
a trash can.


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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b)
Date of this Notice 2/12/08 File No. Invoice No. 13804
Description of Vehicle: Make Mazda Model 4 Door Color White
TagNo. NoTag Year 1995 StateFL VinNo. JM1BA141350155451
To Owner: Sheri M. Hutchins To Lien Holder:
36 Shuler Street
Eastpoint, FL 32328

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
2/03/08 at the request of FCSO 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
$ 244.50 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 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 03/10/08 at 12:00 noon o'clock,
the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint,'FL From the proceeds will first be paid all tow-
ing 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 charges.
P.O. Box 971, Eastpoint, FL 32328, (850) 670-8219

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If you have a Sprint Fidells lead, your Patient ID card should contain one of
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February 22, 2008 Page 19

generations Prepared

CPR for Everyone

Approximately 310,000 Americans die every year due to coronary heart disease, most often
attributed to a sudden cardiac arrest suffered outside the hospital setting or in the emergency
department. Nearly 80 percent of these arrests occur at home, so after you call 911, you can
provide life-saving care to a family member or friend
while waiting for help. This critical, life-saving skill -
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one that the
American Heart Association
wants many more Americans Specia
to be ready to perfonn when
necessary. (jrrndparenii
Although it may not be need to knor,
something we want to think of itrnint CPR
about, sobering statistics life or de.aih
compel us to act: The rik o
become bloc,
" Effective bystander CPR concern or c
provided immediately According r..
after sudden cardiac arrest Unintent
can double a victim's
chance of survival. 1 cause ofal
" Infant CPR can be eighth leac
effective for infants who More than
suffer cardiac arrest or I emergency
whose airways become 0 Sixty perc
blocked by food or other emergency
objects-. 31 percent
" Approximately 94 percent -. Candy is
of sudden cardiac arrest emergency
victims die before '"percent ar
reaching the hospital. '. from other
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cardiac arrest is not "Because
inevitable. If more people -" -... infant to chol
knew CPR, more lives -. caretakers are
could be saved. .- trained in inf

SMonica Kleii

I Care for Infants
parenim ard other; l',a care for children
how'i to perform tli relautel\ simple kills
.ind rtht'l from ch.oking. which h c.n make a
dijlTercncr fc r mlnn I
of choki Lor in itr ranas. a,%hose ainra'js can
kedl bI, food or oilier .b.hecr. i a critical
arei;r cr< lkl ,grand'' and others.
the H.nme S.I:ir, C'.,uncil
onal choking and suffocation are the leading
Il ;niur,- darcjh for infants under one.and the
ding cause of injury deaths for all ages.
S36,000 obstructed airway injuries result in
room visits.
ent of nonfatal choking episodes treated in
y departments are associated with food items;
t with nonfood objects including coins.
associated with 19 percent of choking-related
y room visits by children under age 15; 65
e from hard candy; and 12.5 percent are
r specified types such as chocolates and
the home is the most likely place for an
ke or to suffer cardiac.arrest, parents and
e among the most important people to be
ant CPR and the relief of choking." said
nman, MD, Children's Hospital Boston.

Help Yourself
Help Loved Ones
Recognizing that far too many Americans are not prepared to do CPR when
it's needed, the American Heart Association created a simple, accessible
way for people to learn CPR at home in less than 25 minutes:
* The Family & Friends CPR Anytime kit includes everything needed for
self-directed CPR training: a manikin, DVD and resource booklet.
* The CPR home training can be used in the convenience of the living room
or family room. -
* A single kit allows the whole family parents, grandparents, siblings
and other relatives or friends to learn life-saving CPR.
"There are many excuses for not taking a life-saving CPR course. People
don't have enough time, they're afraid of embarrassing themselves in the
classroom, or they don't think they'll ever have to provide CPR," said Robert
E. O'Connor, MD. chairman, Emergency Cardiovascular Care committee for
the American Heart Association. "Family & Friends CPR Anytime removes
traditional training obstacles by providing a brief and convenient way to
learn CPR. With CPR Anytime, millions more people trained can result in
thousands more lives saved."
Being prepared to act quickly when a family member adult, child or
infant suffers from sudden cardiac arrest can make the difference between
life and death.

Infant CPR Anytime:
Precious Life-Saving at Home
New parents, expectant parents, grandparents and siblings now have a simple,
convenient way to learn to perform infant CPR and to relieve choking in-less
than 25 minutes the Infant CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program.
* The American Heart Association developed guidelines that were used as
the basis of the infant kit.
* This new training program can be used to lear skills that could help save
the life of an infant (newborn to 12 months).
* The kit includes a one-of-a-kind infant CPR manikin, a training DVD and
two quick-reference skills reminders.
* The Mini Baby manikin is an inflatable version of a traditional infant
CPR manikin. An instructional DVD walks users through each step of the
training, from inflating the manikin, doing chest compressions and rescue
breathing, to how to relieve choking in an infant.
Because the training materials are contained in an in-home kit, Infant CPR
Anytime allows all family members to lear and brush up on skills periodically.
"Although it's a skill no one wants to use, the more family members that
know infant CPR the better." said Monica Kleinman, MD. Children's Hospital
Boston. "This enables people to learn infant CPR who otherwise would not
have that opportunity."

All in the Family
Making CPR training a whole family affair
just makes good sense. With so many grand-
parents actively involved in the care of their
infant grandchildren, it's important for them
to be current on infant CPR training. Main-
taining adult CPR skills are just as critical -
to help each other or other family members or
friends who experience sudden cardiac arrest.
"Infant CPR Anytime is an important and
convenient way for all caretakers like grand-
parents to gain the peace of mind of knowing
they're prepared to help the infants who are
part of their lives," said Kleinman.
CPR training should be at the top of every
family's "must do" list. Performing effective
CPR immediately after someone suffers
cardiac arrest or choking saves lives.
Infant CPR Anytime and the Family &
Friends CPR Anytime kits can be purchased
by visiting or
calling 1-877-AHA-4CPR.

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