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Seeing green
Mary Clare Lovell, a Southern
lady of Irish-Scots descent,
demonstrates the wearing of
the green" in Carrabelle Mon-
day. For more about St.
Patrick's Day, read Around
Carrabelle on Page 3.

Clean water

Chnwicle (,,irr1',inlrPi
It looks as if local beach-
goers can look Ilorward to a clean
report on the purity of Carra-
belle Beach water reports iOr the
oI'mning season.
Paul Olctcrtvc the owner otI
the C'.rmtIhell Palms RV park,
has teamed up with Franklin
0C'ouI1y, the City of Carrabelle,
and a group of citizen volunteers
to ensure a clean new sewer
treatment hookup, as well as
remodeled new restroom facili-

ties for the county's beach lh.a ,i
"It was all Jim Brown's
idea," t()~O bve said. "It was
back when he was the mayor of
Carrabelle. Ile told me he had
heard that the state was going to
gii\ the beach park to the coun-
ty, and he started the idea ol get-
ting the city's water treatment to
the sewer s0'.r3m out here, and
asked me if I would help remod.
el the public bathrooms and get
them hooked up when the sewer
%vs.cnm was ready, but that we

on tap
would have to wait until the lity
sewer got out here, so 1 said I
would help."
For minnv consecutive
weeks, Health Department read-
iiin had warned of bad water
quality at the beach. "Then a few
weeks ago." he said, we took the
public bathrooms ofline, and
installed porta-potties. And pro-
posed irnmos ing the old drain
'm- rc hn, O(stcTbv said,
the Health Department re.rdinng
have impri\rd, and the beach

for beach

has been opened for swimming,
,although the controversy rem-
ains regarding the source of the
water contamination.
Osterbye said that a Franklin
County health official is con-
vinced that the source is animal
contamination, but that the
county departments do not have
the available funds to run the
expensive I)NA tests required to
distinguish animal matter in the
"I think it is from animals,"
OsCtrbve said. "It makes sense.

This beach is used most heavily
on weekends, and the test sam-
ples are taken on Mondays. Here
you have crowds of people on
the beach eating, feeding their
dogs and seagulls, and all those
animals are running and flying
around, and nobody cleans up
after them. I have spoken to
Nicki Millender, the Supervisor
of Parks and Recreation, about
getting some extra trash contain-
ers, and about an effort to
enforce the county's regulations
Continued on Page 2

Tales of

Dog Island

ChmLu'le Co'rrcp 'nirnt
Dog the jewel-like
barrier island that protects
C'arr.tablldc Itii the uwy i1i the
Gulf waters at inevitable loss to
its own sandy shores, is best
known to visitors for its pristine
white sand beaches, good
shelling, crabbing and shore fih
ing. and as a superior beach-pic-
nic and recreational boating
But few are aware of its sig
nificant maritime history, and its
place in Florida's history as one
of the places where early
encounters occurred, when
Florida natives and colonizing
Europeans clashed.
The encounter was the ship-
wreck of Le Tigre. discovered in
recent years off the Dog Island
coast, and as recently as 2003 the
subject of a detailed study by a

Continued on Page 17

Aerial view of Dog Island.

Ribs and cars star in Eastpoint

The winners show their trophies.

(C7inm,in Corwsponrent
The Fa.islint VFD id,
cookoff, once again Ir'ught
lovers of fin, tik and classic
cars to the Eastpoint VFDf I'rt
The crowd was lively, the
music was loud, the kids were
having fun, and all around was
the savory smell of succulent
pork, beef and chicken. Many
entrants were there, cooking
their best to win bragging rights
for the year to come.
As usual, the food was great
and this reporter's waist expand.
ed another inch as he sampled
the juicy ribs, beans, and

coleslaw and tried hard to resist
the lure of apple dumpling with
ice cream. (He lost that fight)
The winners were all 'miles
as they showed off their trophies
The winners' list for the bar-
bcquc follows:
* Grand Prize: Forrest's Fine
Foods from Carbondale
* Best Rig: Loco Catcing of St.
George Island
* First place/Chicken: For-rest's
Fine Foods
* First place/Ribs: "Fan"-tastic
of Eastpoint and St George
* First place/Boston Butt: For-
rest's Fine Foods

* First place/Brisket: Forrest's
Fine Foods
* Second place/Chicken: Mem-
phis Sausage
* Second place/Ribs: Big Top
* Second place/Boston Butt:
* Second place/Brisket: Big Top
* Third place/Chicken:
Forrest's Fine Foods
* Third place/Ribs: Loco
* Third place/Boston Butt: Big
Continued on Page 2

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Page 2 March 21, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

What's happening in Eastpoint

and on St. George Island

I don't know it' Dwight
Eisenhower (18)0-y100) knew
Eliot Spitzer personally but he
certainly understood the type.
President Eisenhower wrote,
"Thelre seems to be no final
answer to the question, 'low
stupid can you get?'"
Eisenhower would have had
at least a partial answer to his
question if he had watched, as I
did, several young visitors to tihe
Island trying to get themselves
extricated from thile results of
their intellectually challenged
behavior Saturday evening. They
tried to drive their pickup on the
dunes between Gulf Beach and
Pine and guess what? Yup ...
right up to the axle! Then they
tried to pull it out with another
pickup.... President Eisenhower,
we have found the answer to
your question! You know, some-
how. 1 don't think having three
guys jump up and down on the
tailgate while spinning the tires
helped a whole lot. Oh well,
spring break will soon be over
and we will have to find some-
thing else to beef about.
Other than spring break and
Faster week events the Island
and Eastpoint have been kind of
quiet this week Of course, the
Eastpolnt Volunteer Fire D)e-
partment Charity Rib Cook-off
was a success, as usual, and the
Cape St George Lighthouse
body is just about three feet from
completion. The next step is
placing the six-ton soapstone
lantern room deck in place on
top. This should be ready to do
sometime this week if the weath-
er holds. For more information.
see their website at www.stge-
The St. George Island Bap-
tist and United Methodist
Churches are holding a com-
bined Easter Sunday Sunrise
Service at the Public Beach on
St. George Island this Sunday.
Mar. 22, at 7 a.m. The weather
should be nice according to the
7-day forecast but it will be chilly
that early in the morning so
bring a jacket or sweater.
If you're thinking Easter is
pretty early this year, you're
right. The last time it was this
early was in 1913 and Easter
won't be as early as March 23
again until 2228 (220 years from
now). The earliest Easter can be
is March 22 and that won't hap-
pen until 2285! (The latest Easter
can be is April 25th) If this all
confuses you, you aren't alone
The date of Easter is based on

Several young visitors to St. George Island jump up and
down on the tailgate of their truck in an attempt to extricate
it from the sand.

F4o* aIt46.44

I By Tom Loughndge

the Paschal full moon, which
can be as many as two days dif-
ferent from the actual full moon
In 325 AD astronomers estimat-
ed the dates of the future full
moons. These dates are called
"eccclsiastical full moons". The
Paschal full moon is the first
Ecclesiastical full moon after
March 20. (March 20, 325 AD
was the vernal equinox) If that
confuses you. the Western and
Eastern Orthodox Churches
don't even use the same calen-
dars to calculate the date. If It's
all the same to you. I'll let the
churches figure it out; my brain
I have been hearing about a
bear on the Island HeI was last
seen on the western half of the
Island several days ago in the
vicinity of Qth St Of course, bv

now he couldI .t anywhere I was
told hills morning he numight have
wcrn seen .i\ l.i a.s the
Plantation liCe might even have
swum back to Fastpount but it's
still a tgoti idea. to watch your
pits and don't leave food or
garbage .round where Bruin can
gel at it
lThere wsems to be a great
deal of discussion lately about
science standards and how to
teach scientific principles The
discussion has centered on evo-
lution but it can just as easily and
indeed, it must. involve all of ih-
ence. I hope the communication
and discussion will continue. So,
I leave you this week with a quo-
ration from my own work, writ-
ten in 1992: "Science is a way of
thinking. It can probably be best
represented by a question mark.
What f? I wonder? How? Why?
Even when we think we have the
answer, we must continue to
look for an answer."
God Bless, and keep those
calls and e-mails 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 bv phone at (850) 927-280
o01 c-mail tlloughridgea nichsi

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Fri I un I Mon Tue
3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25

Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
low 50s.

741 AM
7 1 PM

Times of
sun and
Highs in the
mid 70s and
lows in the
low 50s.

7 40 AM
7 52 PM

Mix of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
upper 60s
and lows in
the mid 40s5

7 38 AM
7 52 PM

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Highs in the
upper 60s
and lows in
the upper

7 37 AM
7-53 PM


Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
low 50s.

7:36 AM

Florida At A Glance


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Area Cities

Cleatwmter 79 63
Crestview 75 46
ODytona Beach 75 63
Fot Lauderdale 9 71
Fort Myer 81 65
Gainesvfe 77 56
Hottywood 80 68
Jacksonville 73 57
Key West 80 74
Lady Lake 78 61
Lake City 76 54
Madison 78 54
Melbourne 76 67
Miami 77 71
N Smyrna Beach 75 63

p sunny
pt sunny

mst sunny

pt sunny
mst sunny
pt sunny

Ocaia 79
Orlando 77
Panama City 74
Pensaola 71
PlentCity 80
Pompano each 80
Port Charotte 82
Sain Augustine 73
Saint Petersburg 78
Sarasota 81
Talahassee 77
Tampa 79
Titusville 76
Venice 80
W Palm Bech 79

National Cities

Tap Water from Page I
about cleaning up after your
dogs on public property. Now if
we can only figure out how to get
the people from feeding the scag-
A lot of people have joined
in the effort to complete the proj-
ect under Osterbye's supervision:
Paul's Plumbing and the RV
park have supplied materials and
labor, the county has contributed
other necessary labor (the work
camp laborers have performed
heavy concrete work), Mecks
Electric has supplied some light
fixtures, Brooks Concrete has
supplied concrete to replace
floors, Regional Concrete of
Tallahassee has provided pour-
ing of floors and bases for con-
crete block walls, Ace Hardware
has supplied cinder blocks and

light fixtures, and Skip li:lnk has
volunteered to lay the tiles.
"We still need someone to
donate the paint and tiles,"
Osterbyc said, "and volunteers
to paint." One thing the volun-
tecrs have not yet bccn able to
reconstruct, Osterbye said, is the
original tile pattern. "I found this
in the sand when they were dig-
ging up around the building," he
said, displaying a section of rest-
room tile comprised of one-by-
one pale blue ceramic tile. "It
would be nice if we could restore
it to its original condition."
So the work will go on, and
local folks can look forward to a
fresh new restroom and clean
facilities in the near fixture.
"One thing I can tell you,"
Osterbyc said earlier this week.
"Even though Mr. Brown isn't
out here working alongside us, if'

it wasn't for the state of his
health, he would be out here
with the rest of us in his tool belt,
because he really wanted to see
this project happen, and he's
done all he can to realize it for

Ribs from Page I
Top Market
* Third place/Brisket: "Fan"tas-
* Honorable mention/Chicken:
Loco Catering
* Honorable mention/Ribs: Bay
Shore Team
* Honorable mention/Boston
Butt: I oco Catering
* Honorable mention/Brisket:
Memphis Sausage

Los Angeles

met sunny
mel sunny
mst sunny

New York
San Francisco
St Louis
Washington, DC

Nlihs snowerJo

sn snower
pt sunny

Moon Phases

First Full Last New
Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 29 Apr6

UV Index
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25
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'the Fr'anklin Chrouicle


March 21, 2008 Page 3

The annual wearing of the green

"The Irish gave the bagpipes to the
Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts
haven't seen the joke yet." -Oliver
We passed another St.
Patrick's Day this week on
March 17, quietly, without bene-
fit of a parade, and tihe water in
and around Carrabelle didn't
turn green, but "tihe wearing of
the green" was certainly observ-
ed by those of Celtic (and othel)
origins, after all it is said that
"'everyone is Irish on St Patrick's
In the interests of expanding
everyone's historical knowledge
of this patron saint of Ireland,
and arguably a patron of tipplels
as tile Irish have somewhat of a
reputation for being.
Patrick was not born in
Ireland, but in Britain, and most
of what is "known" about his litf
is the result of exaggerated story-
telling, more of tile Irish pen-
chant for turning a phrase clever-
ly. It is believed that Patrick was
taken captured at the age of 16
by Irish raiders and transported
to Ireland where he remained inI
captivity for six years, most like-
ly living in County Mayo near
Killalla. Iie worked outside, as a

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IBy Laurel Newman
shepherd during this period,
becoming a devout Chliistian,
anld began to di eai of con)vet-
ing the lrsh people, molst of
whom placticcd a nature-based
pagan religion
After six years a prisoner,
Patrick recorded late, he heard
God's voice speak to him in a
dream, telling him to leave
Ireland. To do so, he walked 200
miles to the Irish coast. After
escaping to Britain. Patrick
reported a second revelation, an
angel appeared to him in a
dream and told him to return to
Ireland as a missionary. and attci
15 years of training, he was
returned to Ireland with a dual

mission: to minister to Christians
already in Ireland, and to con-
vert the native Irish.
Patrick's success with tile
conivesion mission wais probably
dile to his understanding of tlhe
Ii sh and their culture, and
adapted ('liistian symbols and
motifs to familiar models they
could uindlestand.
Considering that traditional
Irish culture centered on a rich
tladitionl of oral legend and
myth, It is no wonder that
Palit'ik's stoly has become exag-
getalted over tlhe ceLtries spin'
ning exciting tales to remember
history has always been an Irish
way of life
The Irish always have the
last word, or at least the best
word in any situation. Here are a
fitw well-known proverbs:
May you live as long as you
want, and never want as long as
you live.
Continual cheerfulness is a
sign of wisdom
A change of work is as
good as a rest
Trouble hates nothing as
much as a smile
A good retreat is better
than a bad stand

Time is a great story teller.
The work praises the man.
There is light at the end of
the tunnel.
You will never plough a
field if you only turn it over in
your mind.
A good laugh and a long
sleep are the best cures in the
doctor's book.
Reputations last longer
than lives.
Don't postpone a good
Making the beginning is
one third of the work.
If God shuts one door, he
opens another.
But why wear green?
Ireland's nickname is "The
Emerald Isle" because the grass
on the hills is so green. Everyone
wears the color green on St.
Patrick's Day to honor The
Emerald Isle. If someone forgets
to wear green on St. Patrick's
Day, those who are wearing
green are allowed to give the
offender a pinch as a reminder.
llowever, if you pinch someone
who is wearing green, that per-
son gets to pinch you back 10
times! Mind who you pinch!




Carrabelle First Baptist
Saturday, March 22, 4-7 p.m.
Visit the Empty tomb. Games
and Prizes. Easter Bonnet
Contest. Food for all. Puppet
Show at 5 p.m. 206 SE Ave "A".
Carrabelle Christian Center
Live drama of the "Passion
Play" Saturday, March 22, 6
p.m., Sunday, March 23, 10
a.m., 142 River Rd., 850-697-
3232, Free Admission.
Unity Sunrise Service at
Carrabelle Beach
7:15 Easter morning, March 23
Carrabelle United Methodist
Church, Holy Thursday Service,
Thursday, March 27, 7-8 p.m.
The First Assembly of God
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday,
March 22, 1:15 p.m. Meet with
the Easter Bunny at the
Fellowship Hall! 307 W. 3rd
Street, Regular Services Easter
Sunday morning.
Lanark Village Community
Easter Cantata on Good Friday,
March 21, at 6 p.m., "In Christ
Alone", At Spring and Oak St. in
Lanark Village, Sunrise Service
Easter Sunday, March 23, at 8
a.m., Breakfast following at
Lanark Village Community
Franklin County Sheriff's
Office Community Easter Egg
Everyone's invited to the
Sheriff's Field on Highway 65.
Eastpoint. Noon Saturday,
March 22. Eggs and prizes for

Don't buy


for Easter,

FWC says
With Easter approaching,
many parents contemplate pur-
chasing mallard ducklings as
gifts for their children. The
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) suggests buying your
child the stuffed-animal version
"Although these ducklings
might make nice pets while
they're young, they can live 10
years and quickly outgrow the
cute-and-fuzzv stage, leaving
full-size droppings on your patio
and outdoor furniture," FWC
waterfowl management coordi-
nator Diane Eggeman said.
"When this happens, parents
and children often grow tired of
caring for them and decide to
turn them loose into the wild."
They may not realize this is
illegal and puts Florida's native
wildlife in jeopardy. By law, no
one may possess, buy or sell mal-
lards in Florida without a special
permit from the FWC, and
releasing them is prohibited.
These activitiies are against
the law because domesticated
ducks, once released, are capable
of transmitting diseases. Most
importantly, releasing mallards
threatens the existence of the
Florida mottled duck, a unique
subspecies found only in penin-
sular Florida.



Page 4 March 21, 2008


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To encourage that, we're ofltring you an opportunity to express
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On Page 14 is a survey asking readers to rate various regular tea-
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you will receive a mail subscription for two months for free.
What I hope to learn from the survey is whether any features
we're now carrying are simply not worth the paper they're printed on.
Maybe we can put our space to better
use by deleting a feature and adding a
different one.
In truth, the formula for creating
the perfect newspaper is simple As the
Noet York Times says, you just cover: All
the news that's fit to print.
Sadly, we don't have the budget of
the Nov York Times, but we do the best
we can with our small staff. Thinking of
7/. C.J.._ new features to add, new beats to
4 cover...that's the simple part. The hard
By Russl R erts part is doing it accurately and fairly
By Russell Roberts when you have a limited staff.
That's why this survey is designed
to assess the popularity of features we're now publishing, before try-
ing to stretch into new areas. Still, if you have thoughts about topics
you'd like to see covered better, please let me know.
Meanwhile, we've got a few new features to bring to your atten-
The first is a tide chart showing highs and lows at a few fishing
spots around the county. It runs with our new fishing column called
Shorelines. This week, it's on Page 8. Keep checking that page for
more tweaking.
The second change is a weekly Church Services column It's a
listing of area religious institutions and their major services Tioday.
that's on page 13. As more churches respond to our offrr of this free
service, we'll add to it. We hope this will be especially useful fir visl
tors to use as a guide to local churches they may be unfamlnlar with
Random thoughts
What has happened to indents' Surely you remember them Your
English teacher must have mentioned them when you were learning
basic grammar back in elementary school. Indents are those spaces
that mark the beginning of paragraphs.
At some point, business letters began to adopt an indentlcss style
of letter writing, replacing indents with a space between paragraphs
But the trend is spreading now. As more people send letters using e-
mail, they often don't indent paragraphs. More and more, I see all
types of writing sans indents. In fact, until late 2007, this newspaper
didn't use indents. Bringing them back was one of the first changes I
decided to make after I amved.
Long live indents!

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No four vanilla'
It seems that when this old buddy of mine was
a child his dad took him and his siblings for a ride
to the ice cream parlor that was on the outskirts of
his hometown. This event, of course, got the kids
all excited The father, in order to keep the kids
occupied, would ask the children to perform the
same task every week "Now kids, I want you to be
thinking of what flavor ice cream cone you are
each going to order We don't want to keep the lady
waiting when we get there She is always very
busy "
The kids immediately went into their flavor
"I'm going to get
a strawberry .. no, no
I think I'll get a black
cherry "
"I'm going to get
a frozen pudding"
"Ouu. ouu. I'm
going to get orange
pineapple or maybe and t tt
fudge npple &4"4 ,44
"I think I'll get
banana or maybe By Richard E. Noble
cherry vanilla."
All the way out to the ice cream stand the kids
jabbered and discussed their possible choices
enthusiastically When the car finally stopped at the
much anticipated destination, all the kids rushed
out of the car and followed daddy up to the win-
dow When Pop got to the window, without the
slightest hesitation and no consultation whatsocv-
cr. he placed his order.
"We'll have four vanilla please."
All the kids lhowned and sulked as they licked
their vanilla ice cream cones all the way hone in
I:\vrvy time I think of that story I laugh. I'm
sure it was a traumatic experience for my friend
Eddic and his brothers and sislrs, but I can see
where the dad was coming from also If all four
children didn't get the same thlin Ihlev would be
atillging anlld fight g all the waVs homely The car
wild be Ia ticss., the kids would all be screaming
.Alnl carving the whole itip would end uip a disaster.
And this ,ill hirings ml Ito oll local Countl'V

A while back .a l'llow camie to ithe 'Coutlnt
(.Coiliiilssion in('tingd.ud accusedd the colillissionh
cris of "caIIllaking" the counlltV budget. This was
rather hlumlnorolus 'llThe of our five Countyl
Commissioners didn't even know what carmarkling
was. The county planner had to explain the princi-
ple of carmilarking to them. I think oui citizen crit-
ic was watching too much C-span
Earmarking is what goes on in Washington
1).C.. and 'Tallhassec and it is the term used for the
technique by which congressmen and senate's
secretly encode their home pet pork-barrel projects
into the various legislation. It is really a very com-
plicated process on the federal level and it takes a
budget large enough to hide things. Recently a

thinking in D.C.
group of young journalists have been studying the
process and it has been no easy effort to unmask all
the inveiglement and deceptive practices.
Most pork-barrel spending is money that is
spent here at home-minus whatever was not out-
right stolen along the way. If it is cut from the budg-
et what will happen to the money?
The pork-barrel critics think that by cutting
pork and even domestic spending somehow the
government will end up with a surplus and all the
faithful taxpayers will then get their money back.
Well, surpluses don't happen very often. Bill
Clinton claimed a surplus in 1998 of $69.2 billion.
This was the first supposed surplus in over 40 years.
But if the $99.2 billion Social Security surplus
gained from the 1983 increase in the Social
Security tax is subtracted, Clinton actually had a 30
billion dollar deficit. In 1983 an increase in the
Social Security tax was mandated to compensate
for the future flood of baby boomers. In 1999 when
Clinton claimed a $124.6 billion surplus, it seems
that the actual surplus was 1.9 billion after the baby
boomer Social Security surplus of $123.7 billion
was subtracted. The most significant surplus in the
Clinton years was in 2000 when an on budget sur-
plus of $86.6 billion was actually achieved. Of
course Clinton added in the old folk's pension once
again and came up with a surplus of over $230 bil-
All this surplus money then led George the
Lesser to decide that the federal government had
too much money, so he sent the old timer's Social
Security money to all of his rich buddies sort of a
CEO bonus plan. Now, once again they can scream
and yell about cutting benefits to the old folks.
We have two political philosophies today. We
have the tax and spend Democrats and the borrow
and spend Republicans. Actually the borrow and
spend Republicans are much worse economically
than the tax and spend Democrats ever dreamed of
becoming. Ronald Reagan borrowed and spent
enough to increase our national debt to double
what all of the previous presidents from George
Washington forward had accomplished. Bush the
Major doubled the debt that Ronny had amassed
and now Bush the I esscr is trying his best to out
borrow and spend his dad.
So it looks to me that whether we have a
IlPemocat or a Republicaln spending will continue.
There will be no "liuir vanilla" type thinking or
simple solutions. It will be eve\r flavor under the
rainbow and the squabbles will squabble endlessly.
It is inevitable: our history assures it. And if the
spending is going to continue I would rather have it
spent on pork here at home than fat and pure lard
Richard E. Noble is a firichlnc writer and has been a res-
idecnt of fr around 30 years. He has authormd
t'o books: "A Summer with Charlie, which is cunrntly
listed on Amazon.awi, 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


March 21, 2008 Page 5

He's at home in Veteran's Park

Ch ni,'lel (r.CO'esIVlinent
.lumes "J.lunim" KRussell says
he is homeless. At least that is
how he explains his c'urrnt liv-
ing situation. .Juimy lives in a
small colorful tent, nea (the
waters edge in Veteran's Paik in
Apalachicola. You may even
have seen .limlniy around s he
has been in Apalacth or ai few
weeks now.
Next to .Jlinum's tent is one
of those newfangled tfold-up can-
vas chairs that don't take up
much room when traveling. His
only form of transport except
walking is his mountain bike,
usually leaning on its kickstand
near his tent, The tent, chair andt
bicycle are his only visible pei-
sonal possessions. Someone
recently gave him a luggage rack
for his bicycle, and a "walkman"
which he continued to wear and
listen to as we talk. "People keep
giving me stuff and I have
nowhere to put it."
1 was curious how Jimmy
found his way to Apalachicola.
and where he came from. He
told me he is Native American,
and when I asked which tribe, he
replied "Sioux." "I was born in
Omaha, Nebraska, and went to
school in South Dakota Most
recently. Jimmy rode into
Apalachicola all the way from
As I visited with Jimmy, he


James Russell at his "home" in Apalachicola.

seemed content with the simplic-
ity of his lifestyle. despite the
negative stigma society often
puts on being homeless It struck
me that his homelessness may be
as much by choice as bv tconse.
quences or circumstances lice
has a great smile. .e a positive out
look on lihfe. and givrs credit to
his Creator for all that is provid-
Jimmy found some part-
time work around town to

replenish some of his funds. He
says a dream of his is to work on
a shrimp boat lie claims that he
has never set foot on a Lboat
Jimmy has also found a
friend in Reicitend Martin of
1 ov e C'enter Ministries, who
t)'castionally brings mCeal by tor
JIIIInv. and checks up on him
Jinnmmy I eclited that he is 1invit
ed to pa.t in the .Last Supper
presentat ion and celebration
soon to It held in ApaLichicola

He says he is looking forward to
being part of a community
I am always amazed at the
resilience of people like Jimmy.
who survive life almost by the
skin of tihel teeth More impor-
tantly, they don't Ibgrudge what
they don't have 'llhy realize the
more they have. the more com-
plicated life becomes You may
remember Bob Hloward that 1
wrote about recently (Franklin

Chronicle Feb 29, 2008) lie is
another that fits into this genre of
those that shrug off the "affluen-
za" of the modern age. In my
own life, the last few years have
been a catharsis of sorts.
Everything I own will now fit
into a 5x8 U-Haul trailer. And I
have never felt more of a sense of
Whenever I meet someone
like Jimmy or Bob, I feel a sense
of kinship. Much of life and peo-
ple have become so rushed and
complicated that many of us
have difficulty finding balance
and simplicity. We are in a mad
rush to nowhere.
I have to laugh. When I tell
my friends that I live 100 miles
from the nearest Interstate, 60
miles from the nearest Wal-
Mart, and 23 miles from the
nearest McDonalds, they are
speechless. "We wouldn't know
what to do," they say.
Balance, simplicity, serenity;
these are some of the reasons I
came to Apalachicola and the
Forgotten Coast. It is an effort to
help me realize and reclaim
some of what is important in life.
From what I can tell, some of
you along the Forgotten Coast
will play a part in that. And, I
will be eternally grateful.
Paul Puckr a newmner to Frank-
lin Couy. writes regularly about
the poplr and places he discorW'r 4n
Thr Forincrn Coast.

Boyd supports responsible

federal budget resolution

Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida). the leader of the
Blue Dog Coalition and a mem-
ber of the House Budget
Committee, has voted for the fis-
cally responsible House Budget
Resolution for Fiscal Year 2009
(H.Con.Res. 312). touting its
strict adherence to pay-as-you-go
(PAYGO) rules and other key
provisions to reduce unnecessary
spending and address long term
fiscal challenges.
"My fellow Blue Dogs and I
have been sounding the alarm
and calling for fiscal responsibil-
ity for the past seven years." said
Congressman Boyd. "For those
first six years under the current
Administration, our calls fell on
deaf cars, but no more. The
House Budget Resolution, for
the second year in a1 row,
includes commonnsensc PAY(GO
spending rules and makes fiscal
responsibility a guiding princi-
Congressman Boyd worked
with his colleagues on the I louse
Budget Committee to include the
following priorities in the budget
Adherence to PAYGO
budget discipline, a pvinciplc
long advocated by Congrcssman
Boyd and the Blue )Dogs as 1
solution for putting an end to
(dfic it spending and reducing the
$9 trilllonn nation l dcbht
A cominitimct Ito pr ovidc
aidciuatf' funding for 1our owvc'i n-


By Rep. Allen Boyd

ment's number one priority: the
defense of our country and its
citizens This budget provides for
a strong national defense, match-
Ing the funding request in the
President's budget, and includes
significant increases for veterans'
Provides fise.llv responsi-
ble tax rclief flo 23 million mid
die income Anmricans by paying
for a fix to the Altctnati\ve
Minimum Tax (AMT).
Iolds the line on tanudato-
ry spending levels, putting our
country back on the path to fiscal
Puts an end to irrespolnsl-
ble deficit spending, providing
for a budget surplus by 2012 and
greater deficit reduction the
President's budget.
Cricks down on wastefil
govern ient spending within
mIll, o government prograills
such ,is Interin,i Revenue Service
(IRS) tix eniforcc entllc .
Th(e louse Budgt Resolu-
tion ,lso) d()'oes Iol tI' s 'xes Iv

one penny and lear\s current tax
cuts in place, providing for their
responsible extension in the
future Under PAYGO rules.
extensions of tax cuts. like all
other policies, must be paid for
and cannot be financed on bor-
rowed money that we must pay
back later with intcrrst
Additionally, this budget
acknowledges that our federal
government is on an unsustain-
able fiscal path of rising deficits
and debt and that the most sig-
nificant factor .afecting the long
term fiscal landscape is the
expectation that total public and
private health spending will con-
(inluc to glow faster than the
economy The budget rcsolutionl
contains an expiressed commit-
ment to addtrss these long teili
fiscal challenges lacing tile coun-
"1 .11i11 plold to support a
budget r('solution that is honest
about oui fiscal fillullr and does
not shirk our responsibility to
confront these setlolus fiscal
issues head on, whether short
tcr111 or long termn" Boyd stated.
"With ,1 national dcht that has
grown o\ver $3 trillion under the
clilnint AdmllinistiIliot coicrecl-
ing the fiscal course of our coun-
try cannot happen overnight, but
we are milking steady progress
through this fiscally responsible
budget. 1 will continue to work
everydayv to chltl ,a new\, resplon-
sible fiscal course lor the health
atnd slrcnllgth of our cou nlrv."


Resident questions

lack of coverage

Needed. a full level of hon-
esty in our two local newspapers.
and the courage needed to show
that honesty.
Recently. a female employee
of our county's Tax Collector's
Office evidently "took" $10.000
from bank deposits that came up
missing over a period of two
weeks. This same employee
promptly resigned. Supposedly.
all money has since been
"found" and accounted for.
7Thr Apailachicolah T rcs called
it an "impropriety," never identi-
fied the employee by name or
sex. nor identified the very
prominent family member of
this employee, all giving rise to a
\-crv carclilllv structured cover
Since w\vhen does the steal-
ing/nlcmbI ling/taking of publlc
money bCecome an "impropri-
ety"? If that is what it really is,

surely state laws will adopt
"impropriety" in all our state
If I rob a bank one day and
give the money back several days
later, then I must have not
robbed the bank at all; it was just
an "impropriety." (Do you buy
Interestingly enough, The
Frnnkhn Chnmiclc had no article
on this important story at all. An
even worse complete cover up.
Wake up Franklin County;
wake up.
Now we have to rely on the
State Attorney's Office as to
whether they bring the connect
charges, and then prosecute to
the full extent of the law. Can we
really depend on Willie Meggs to
protect the public?
Frank Venable

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The five Franklin County
Commissioners met Tuesday,
March 18, at 9 a.m. to conduct
their regular meeting. Following
is a summary of action.
Wesley Tice from tile
Franklin County Hedalth
Department invited the Board
members and the general public
to come and meet Florida
Surgeon General Ana M.
Viamonte Ros at the Health
Department on Friday, Marchi
21, from 1-4 p.m. She is on a tour
visiting all the counties in
Hubert Chipman reported
that the County Road Depart-
ment performed the usual work
of hauling dirt, sand, lime rock
for the maintaining of county
roads and properties. lie report-
ed that overtime work was
requested by the Franklin
County Sheriff's Office due to
the strong storm winds on
March 7. Request was approved
by the Commissioners.
Parks and Rec
Van Johnson, Solid Waste
and Recreation Director, intro-
duced Al Mirabella, who told
the Commissioners about the
upcoming groundbreaking cere-
mony for the Three Servicemen
Statue. There are only two sites
in the nation where this unique
statue will be located. One is
Washington I).C and the other
is in Apalachicola A press
release will be out in early June
announcing the time of the event
that all are invited to come and
eat barbecue and view the statue.
Johnson discussed the light-
ing of the sports complex.
Commissioner Bevin Putnal cau-
tioned that the lights should only
be on during the time the playing
fields are in use. The lights
should be off in nonuse times so
as not to annoy the neighbors
and to save power.
County Engineer
Dan Rothwell, County Eng-
incer, requested Board action on
two projects. The first is a
request that the Board permit the
Chairman to execute the design
and inspection contract for the
grant funded project for runway
06/24. Of the $750.000 grant,
the design and inspection por-
tion is for $49.770. Motion was
made and unanimously passed.
The second request was for
the Board to release the final
payment for the Airport Access
Road. Motion was made and
unanimously passed.
Eight other works in
progress were reviewed. They
arc as follows: CR 30 road bank
rcnourishment and revetment
installation, Eastpoint County
Landing Park project, Ochlock-
once Bay boat ramp, Lake
Morality Road, St. George
Island multi-use path bids,
Carrabelle Sports Complex foot-
ball field, and surveys of Squire
Road, Peachtree Road and
Linden Road.
Emergency Management
Butch Baker, Director of
Franklin County Emergency
Management, requested that
Commissioners approve and
sign two pre-event contracts for
disaster related debris rpanage-
ment services with Jimmy
Crowder Excavating & Land
Clearing, Inc. and BAMACO,
Inc. There is no cost to the coun-

ty to have these contracts in
place and will be used only as
needed in case of disasters,
There is already one contract in
place with Crowder (Iulf Joint
Venture, Inc. Motion was made
and pass unanimously. Comlmis-
sioner Sanders expressed con-
cern about the ability of county
employees to communicate dur-
ing and after a disaster Baker
assured the board that he has
communication capability in
place to c nmmucll ate with all
the people working during and
after a disaster.
Seafood Issues
Bill Mahan, Franklin/UF-
IFAS Extension Director, reque-
sted that the Franklin County
Board of Commissioners focus
special attention on an Oyster
Forum to be presented in April
in Apalachicola. Mahan request-
ed date and time suggestions
from the Board. Although the
date is not yet decided. Seafood
Workers requested the time to be
in the afternoon after working
hours Mahan and the Commis-
sioners discussed the problems
presented by Vibno vulnificus ill-
ness and Texas Red Tide
Closure/ Project Recall (See the
complete report elsewhere in 77se
Commissioners expressed
concern that Florida seafood
harvesting is being cld'eted by
problems outside of the state In
order to make legislators aware
of the situation. Commissioner
Russell Crofton made the
motion that legislators be sent a
letter about the Oyster Forum
and water flow situation being
experienced by Franklin County
Board unanimously approved
the motion.
Commissioner Smokey
Parrish and Kevin Begos report-
ed on the Congressional Hearing
in Washington D.C. They were
impressed with the efforts that
Allan Boyd went to in order to
make the water flow situation in
Flonda be known. Begos went
on to report on the progress of
the Lombardi Project. County
Attorney Michael Schuler and
Begos told Commissioners that
the financing is being done with
local banks to keep the business
within the county. Commis-sion-
cr Pamsh said he has met with
the seller and feels the seller is
willing to wait for the financing
to be done locally.
Several seafood workers
reported to the Commissioners
that they were having trouble
finding places to unload their
catches as many places have
closed the facilities to them.
Commissioner Putnal was con-
cerned that the seafood workers
will lose work days due to the
problem. Tom Ward said that he
has locked up his facility because
many people were using it and
not paying for the privilege.
Pierce's Report
County Administrator Alan
Pierce presented the Planning
and Zoning Report from their
meeting on March 11. The P&Z
Board had unanimously approv-
ed the following items and rec-
ommended that the Commis-
sioner also approve them:
Critical Shoreline Applica-
tion for consideration of a
request to construct a Single
Family Private Dock on west
Bayshore Drive, St. George

Island, by Martin Newman and
Sandra Mackler. Board unani-
inously approved the applica-
Sketch Plat Approval for a
6 lot subdivision named
"Journey's End" on 7.11 acres
Fast End Gulf Beaches, St.
George Island by l)aniel Ponce.
Board unanimously approved
the application.
Commercial Site Plan
Approval for a 2,400 sq. ft. gen-
eral store and a 1,200 sq. ft.
office space on 2.25 acres at 127
Harbor Circle, Alligator Point,
by Paul Parker. There was much
discussion between the Commis-
sioners, the lot owner and a resi-
dent of Harbor Circle about the
location of the two driveways for
the project. The concern was
about the amount of traffic that
the project would create on
Harbor Circle, a narrow dirt
road. Parker assured the Board
that he wanted all of the traffic
generated by the general store to
be diverted to the paved road
fronting on his lot and not
Harbor Circle. The resident had
no objecton to the general store
being located on Alligator Point,
she was just concerned that the
traffic would find its way onto
Harbor Circle. which is not built
to handle that kind of traffic
The Board unanimously approv-
ed the Site Plan
Pierce also presented the
report from the Advisory Board
of Adjustment that met
Wednesday. March 5. They rec-
ommended approval for the fol-
A variance to construct a
vacuum station 20 feet into the
front setback line and 5 feet into
the side setback on a property
located on west Otter Slide
Road. Eastpoint, by George
Allen of the Eastpoint Water
and Sewer District. Board unani-
mously approved the request.
A Special Exception to
locate a community house, by
the Franklin County Public
Library in an R-l Single Family
Continued on Page 16

Question #277: The chair (or
floor) you are sitting on is made
up mostly of: a) air; b) empty
S space; c) hardened chocolate
pudding; or d) static water.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Page 6 March 21, 2008

Peter F. Crowell Presents

Weekly economic update for
the week of March 17, 2008

Quote of the week
"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can."
-Danny Kaye
Fed's surprise move lifts stocks
Last week, the Federal Reserve announced it would ramp up its
lending to aid the financial system, proposing to loan up to $200 bil-
lion in Treasuries to banks and broker-
ages in exchange for top-rated mortgage-
backed securities. The loans will have
28-day terms. As Global Insight econo-
mist Brian Bethune put it, "the Fed is
trying to say, 'This isn't as bad as you
think and we're going to put our money
where our mouth is.' In response, the
Dow Jones Industrial Average had its
best day in more than five years: a gain
EUf L of 416.66, or 3.6%,
Sponsored by Hint of hope for housing sector?
Peter F Crowell, CFP The good news: according to
RealtyTrac, America's foreclosure rate
dropped 4% in February. The bad news: foreclosures were still up
60% versus February 2007. Also, the latest data showed the number
of REO properties up 110% from a year ago.
CPI flat, but retail sales down
Did it just become easier for the Fed to cut interest rates? Maybe.
New Labor Department data showed the Consumer Pnce Index
unchanged for February; core CPI also stayed flat. Analysts had
expected both benchmarks to rise 0.2% for the month. The
Commerce Department reported a 0.6% decline in retail sales for
February; the numbers were not as bad as those in December (-0.7%)'
but they were down from January (+0.4%).
$1,000 gold, $110 oil
As expected, gold prices cracked the S1,000 ceiling last week and
wound up at $999.50 Friday afternoon on the New York Mercantile
Exchange.6 Oil hit $111 a barrel on Thursday; pnces settled at
$110.21 on the NYMEX on Friday.
A winning week
Thanks to last Monday's liftoff, stocks had their best week an
months, even with a 195-point drop on a wild Fnday after the Fed
moved to bail out Bear Stearns Cos. from its liqudity crisis. On
Friday afternoon, Moody's Investors Servce downgraded the long-
term rating of the investment banking giant to Baal from A2.
% Change Y-T-D 1-Year -Year
DJIA -9.90 -1.52 +52.06
NASDAQ -16.58 -7.20 +65.07
S&P 500 -12.27 .7.69 +54.59
(Source CNNMoneycon. USAToday om. 3/14/08)
Riddle of the week
A man ate an egg each day. He had no chickens at home. and he
never bought, borrowed or stole chicken eggs. How was it possible?
Read nert week's Update for the aminwr
Last week's riddle
What can explode slowly, with no smoke or flame? Answer A pop-
Peter F 'Crowell is a Certified'Financial Planner in Tallahasser and a
Franklin Count, property owner.
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This Weeks ANswer

Cogno's Corner
Answer to question #277 is: empty space.
Everything you can touch is made of millions of
atoms. Each atom contains a nucleus (center) and elec-
trons around it. In between the nucleus and the electrons is
empty space. Electrical charges help atoms hold their
shapes, and cause atoms to cling to each other to form
objects such as a table or a floor. No matter how solid any-
thing feels, it is truly made of mostly empty space.

End Games

1. Pequod co-
owner, In "Moby
6. Top scores
11. Seance sound
14. Plant Hfe
16. Wash gently
16. 12/24 or 12/31
17. Dish served on
the half shell
19. Big racket
20. Put-down artist
21. Lindsy of "Mean
23. -relief
26. Tick off
27. "Fn*tor
29. Big Brother'
31. Most cunning
32. Model o
33. Hammer end
34. Poker payoff
37. Palm reader, e.g.

42. Mystery writer
John Dicl(on
43. Show as simr
44. Make tougher
46. Least adorned
47. Mimicaes
49. Bench rider
50. H-_ raphcs
51. Beauty lover
52. Swabby
56. Candy unr
56. River spanner.
61. Ballpark fig.
62. Continentl cash
63 Respected one
64. OuQa board word
65. Aboundng *th

66. Fend off

1.GI rank
2 Pipe bend
3. Maune
4. Witty Bombetc
5. U"ty payment
for some
8. Spun like a
9. Beach shade
10. Fruty German
11. Pant with fery
12. For the birds?
13. Tubular pasta

18Hubel in the Hal
22 Abuses an Rx
23. Gem Stat capi-
24, Eve ofOrw Miss
25. Valentine' Day
28. Fish tau
30. Musical talent
31. Reject oruely
35. Beyond pudgy
36. Revival setps
38. Te Sweetest
Tab oo singer
39 Word on an ar
40. Cas8es-~aved

42. Animal, In dadc


43. Toled away
45. grata artist'
40. Tul'p anng
47. Mornks home
48. ponidge hot

48 MilqYuetoast
53. Beg on
54. Stam up
57. egret bitety
56. Sinned pestidle
69. "No ddingr
60. Make a flub

Cnvssword Puzz Answer on xPge 13

Clint Justice Rainey, 24,
died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at
his residence. Born in Albany,
GA, he was the son of Donald
Robert Rainey and Laurie
Hughes Rainey.
He was preceded in death by
his paternal grandfather, Charles
Franklin Rainey Sr; maternal
grandfather, R. Whaley Hlughes;
maternal grandmother, Shirley J.
Hughes and an uncle, Charles
Rainey Jr. He was a 2002 gradu-
ate of Oconee County High
School and currently attending
Gwinnett Technical College
studying residential contracting.
Clint loved music, watching
Georgia football, hiking, camp-
ing, hiking, snow skiing, water
sports, kayaking, golf and all
outdoor sports. lHe had a deep
love for his dog Otis.
In addition to his parents he
is survived by his sister, Jen
Leigh Rainey; paternal grand-
mother, Mabel Rainey; aunts,
Cindy Guillebeau, Ann Griffeth,
Mary Raincy, Leslie H. Parham,
Teresa Hughes, Elisabeth
Hughes, Jeri Hughes; uncles,
Tommy Rainey, Ronald Griffeth,
Watson Guillebeau, Dan R.
Parham, Robby Hughes, Payne
Hughes, Allen Hughes, Michael
Hughes; "Uncles," Joe Roddy,
Chip Milton; cousins, Cody
Parham, Callie Parham, Jill

Parham, Alison Parham, Chris
Hughes, Lindsey Hughes,
Jennifer Kilgore, Melissa Neal,
Payne Hughes Jr., Jason
Doellefeld, Max Doellefeld,
Beth Doellefeld, Spencer
Hughes, Haley Hughes, Ryan
Hughes, Savannah Hughes,
Patrick Dulock, Ben Guillebeau,
Kyle Guillebeau, Chip Rainey,
Meg Hale, Angle Willis, Greg
Griffeth, Ron Griffeth, Chuck
Griffeth, Hope Knight, Joel
Rainey and Erin Rainey.

Graveside services were held
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 1:30
p.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery
Albany, GA., under the direction
of Kimbrell-Stern Funeral
Directors, Albany, GA.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests that donations be sent to
the YMCA of Athens Children's
Programs, 915 Hawthorne Ave.,
Athens, Ga. 30606: 706-543-
6596, in honor of Clint Rainey.
Lord & Stephens, EAST is in
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Every Monday I volunteer at
the Apalachicola Riverkeeper on
Avenue 1) in Apalachicola
across trom the post office. Folks
come in and ask a lot ot ques-
tions, some about fishing. They
are told about the rivers, the
bays, and the Gulf, fresh and salt
water fishing.
It strikes me during these
conversations just what a
remarkable treasure we have
here. Guests visited this past
weekend from Gainesville and
got a fresh fish dinner caught the
day before. Grouper fishing in
State waters has just about
played out so it was up the East
River for some delicious hybnd
The good news is that the
grouper season in Federal waters
opened on March 16. Now you
can fish some of those wrecks
and hard bottoms that hav had
no pressure for the past month.
I had a question from a read-
er about drifting for grouper.
Once you find your spot, it can
be a good practice to drift it for a
while to see if anything is hun.
gry You can power drift (stay on
the spot by kicking the motor in
and out of gear) Putting out a
marker buoy to guide you will
help. If the fish are biting. you
can anchor up. Often a bag of'
bunker chum hung over the side
will help get the fish going As


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might be worth a try and possi-
bly at 12 Mile. Some folks are
still catching bull redfish in the
Sikes Cut around the tide
changes There are sheepshead
near the bridge pilings on both
bridges and along the rocks in
the Stkes Cut haven't heard any
pomipalno reports but they
should Ibe showing soon along
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on either end of the island in the
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Fishermen's Choice Bait and
Tackle Store is having a 15th
Anniversary Customer Appre-
ciation Day all day on Saturday,
March 29. The store is on Route
98 in Eastpoint. There will be
door prizes and free refresh-
ments all day Charles Pennycuff
and his family want to show off
their new. expanded store and all
the new products they have for
The Pennycuffs, Charles,
Lina, Rex. and Tasha, are about
the nicest people in the area. If

you like to fish, come and start
talking and asking. You may get
some slight exaggerations, but
mostly good, honest and accu-
rate info about all the fishing in
our area. And you can buy all
kinds of tackle, lures, and live
Tight lines and follow the
For questions, email me at

Florida wildlife recreation is big business

Florida holds claim as a pre-
mier destination for activities
involving wildlife, including fish-
ing. hunting and wildlife-view-
ing. Nearly 6 million adults
residents and nonresidents
enjoy some form of wildlife-
associated recreation throughout
the state annually, according to
the recently released "2006
National Survey of Fishing.
Hunting, and Wildlife Associa-
ted Recreation Florida "
The survey, conducted by
the U S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and the U.S Census
Bureau. involved interviews with

Florida lighwav Patrol will
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inspection checkpoints during
daylight hours at the following
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ing. fishing and wildlifc-viewing
activities, with emphasis on par-
ticipation and expenditures of
people aged 16 and older
This survey is conducted
every five years and shows that
despite downturns in some areas
of the economy, recreational
activities involving fish, wildlife
and nature have remained steady
nationwide, except for an in-
crease in wildlife viewers and a
decrease in the number of
All these numbers oiunt to
the economic importance of out-

door recreation, as $8.1 billion
from the wallets of people who
enjoy wildlife went toward trav-
el. equipment, licenses and other
associated items. The ripple
effects of these expenditures
brought more than $11.6 billion
to the state
Dollars from fishing, both
freshwater and saltwater. led the
way. with anglers spending more
than $4 3 billion on fish-related
activities and merchandise.
Wildlife viewing activities brou-
ght in more than $3 1 billion,
and total hunting revenue topped
out at $377 million, plus another

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nonresident expenditures-re-
taining its status as the'Fishing
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second, behind only California,
in terms of wildlife viewing.
"These statistics tell us that
managing and conserving
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health of fish and wildlife, but to

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Florida's top bream spots make for lively fishing

Most anglers start fishing in
fresh water, often from a bank or
pier, and their first catch is usual-
ly a bream. The image of a boy
and his dog, with a cane pole
and a can of worms, brings to
life a symbol of the American
tradition of fishing and stresses
the ideal of youth connecting
with nature and learning index
pendence. Just think it all began
with that first breanm.
Florida's 7,700 named lakes
and ponds and 10,500 miles of
streams and rivers, brimn with
bream, "Bream" is a local term
used throughout the Southeast
and includes various deep-bod-
ied panfish from the sunfish falnt-
The most common are blue-
gill, redear sunfish (shellcracker),
redbreast sunfish, spotted sunfish
stumpknockerr) and warmouth.
Although black bass are "sun-
fish," they are not considered to
be bream. Almost any water
body in the Sunshine State,
regardless of size or locale, con-
tains hungry bream.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion anticipates that good year
classes of sunfish produced in
200- and 2005 will maintain the
fisheries in 2008 in southern and
central peninsular Florida. In
Central Florida, shellcracker
often spawn during the third
week of March or first week of
They begin to concentrate in
the Panhandle in mid- to late.
May Bluegill will spawn .aXut a
month after shellictacker in each
region. Shellcracker will bed well
into August, while blucgiU will

By Bob Wattondoif,

periodically spawn throughout
the summer and, even .as late as
November, in South Flotda
Water depths lt bedding bieani
range tioni 3 to 10 feet.
Ounce fol ounce, the abunl
dant bluegill as a sting battle
when not ove -tackled. Those
caught will range from an avel-
age of 6-8 ounces to an occasion-
al I-pounder Florida's record
bluegill scaled 2.95 pounds
"Shellcracker" is the locally pop-
ular name for the redear sunfish,
the Sunshine State's largest
"bream," which is easily identi-
fied by the red margin at the edge
of its gill flap.
If panfishing is your pas-
sion, don't overlook Florida's
many streams and rivers for
more opportunities. These gems
are teeming with redbreast sun-
fish. spotted sunfish (stump-
knocker) and warmouth
Based on fishery surveys
and local expertise, here are pre.
dictions from FWC biologists on
which spots deserve to Ib along
our top panlish loc.les (in no
partaculaT order) tor 2(0)
Sl.akC k Montiti, nrr. San
lord, should remain good for
bluegill anglers in 2008) particu-

larly if water levels do not drop
too low.
Lake Kissimmee, east of'
Lake Wales, is a 35,000-acre
lake, located in the heart of
Osceola County.
West Lake 'lohopekaliga,
south of Kissiinmme, is most
often called Lake 'liho, and
aside fionil being one of the best
bass fisheries int the ctoulntly, it
also stipports title of the best
bluegill/redeir fishers In the
Lake Panausollkee, west of
leesburg, as back on tihe lhst after
bette -than-expected fishing
lakc T alquin, west of
Tlalla-hassee, provides some
great opportunities for bream
Tenoroc, northeast of
Lake-land, makes fishing for
panfish on the 7,300-acre fish
management area a rewarding
Go to the Lake Harris
Chain if you're in the Leesburg
area and have a hankering to tus.
sic with some heavier-than-usual
bluegill and shellcracker.
Lake Marian is located in
southeast Osceola County, east
of Lake Kissimmee. and
although this 5.740-acre "sleep-
er" lake doesn't receive much
recognition, it's still one of the
tbst panfishing localiles.
lake Istokxpga, located a
few miles southeast of Sebring.
Is a large. relatively shallow lake
outstanding fto its bluegill
The C'hocta.watchee River.
norlthiwestl of Pa.n.anua 3City, pro.
videos great experience for river
and stream lorvel

The Suwannee River flows
south from North Central
Florida to the Gulf of' Mexico
and is second to none for quality-
sized spotted sunfish (stump-
knocker) and redbreast sunfish.
The Mosaic Fish Manage-
ment Area, southwest of Bartow,
it 1,000-acre fish management
area in southern Polk County,
provides excellent suinmner pan-
fishing opportunities.
.akes Oiange and Loch-
loosa, near Gainesville, need to
be considered this year. As a
result of the 2004 floods, and
with the help of' FWC habitat-
enhancement efforts, the shore-
line habitat is thriving in Orange
Lake and Lake Lochloosa.
Many of Florida's best
bream fishing spots produce con-
sistently year after year. Notably
missing for 2008, however, is
450,000-acre Lake Okeechobee.
Revered by anglers nationwide,
the "Big O" is currently imper-
iled by environmental conse-
quences following record-setting
hurricane seasons in 2004 and
2005 when devastating storm
winds repeatedly wreaked havoc
on Okeechobee's aquatic plant
In contrast, drought will
likely limit access until summer
2008. FWC biologists continue
to assist the South Florida Water
Management District, U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers,
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protecuion and others in
restoring the lake and tts fishery
to its glory days Contact local
mannrmas nd tackle stores for cur-
rent conditions.

I Ntwt twot FWC

Grouper season
The recreational and com-
mercial harvest of red, gag and
black grouper in Gulf of Mexico
federal waters and the commer-
cial harvest of these species in
Gulf state waters reopened on
March 15.
During the open-harvest sea-
son in all Gulf waters, recre-
ational anglers may keep no
more than five red, gag and black
grouper in any combination
daily, except that only one of
these fish may be a red grouper.
The captain and crew of for-hire
vessels fishing in the Gulf may
not retain the recreational
grouper bag limit.
Minimum size limits of 20
inches total length for red
grouper and 22 inches total
length for gag and black grouper
apply to sport anglers in the
The minimum size for the
commercial harvest of red
grouper in the Gulf is 20 inches
total length and the commercial
minimum size for Gulf gag and
black grouper is 24 inches total
Red, gag and black grouper
in the Gulf are also managed by
an established annual commer-
cial harvest quota.
Enforcement actions
and 6, a commercial oyster har-
vesting detail was conducted in
Apalachicola Bay. The detail was
organized by Officer Don
Walker. It consisted of 17 offi-
cers from Franklin, Gulf, Bay
and Liberty Counties working
the areas of Cat Point, East Hole
and Dry Bar. A total of 88 ves-
sels were boarded with 152 com-
mercial harvesters being inspect-
ed. The officers issued 92 writ-
ten warnings and 13 citations
during the detail.
SGULF: An undercover
investigator observed a local
man selling oysters out of the
back of his pickup truck.
Officer Tony Lee arrived to assist
in the investigation. It was dis-
covered the man was selling
uncertified oysters and failed to
possess a saltwater retail license.
The appropriate citations were
issued. Eight bags of oysters
were returned to Apalachicola
Free Fishing Weekend
FWC has designated the
weekend of April 5 and 6 as Free
Fishing Weekend. Both residents
and nonresidents can fish in pub-
lic fish waters across the state
without a license. The FWC also
is offering a special five-year
firshwatcr fishing license bonus
program, which kicks off on
April 1. This promotion provides
an extra incentive to anglers in
the form of free tackle, publica-
tions and fishing accessories that
add to the convenience and cost
savings already associated with a
five-year license. The first 3,000
customers to upgrade to a five-
year freshwater fishing license
after April 1 will save from $6 to
more than $20 in fees.

"Steps to Unlimited
"WVhoxr wants ito .r Inviv ,n the unhlmIcd patIhII V .!'
possibihils must first take strp."
Dear Community Member and Business Owner,
The First Graduating Class from the new consolidated Franklin
County Schools will he the "Scahawk Seniors 2008" Wc 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 bnngs 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 offenng the first "Steps to unlimited posstibaltv" 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 as supporting them each step of their way
I. Each stone will be personally engraved with your message to make
it unique to each donor, as seen above Engravcmcnt up to 2 Lines
with 16 letters each line
2. Stones are approximately 12" round an diameter and I" thickness
with smooth edges made of genuine slate stone A naturally textured
top surface will gave each stonc depth and beauty
3. Each stepping stone will he $100 and You mayv putchase as many
stones as you would like, eachl having a uniquir pcr;d message
Each stones will be displayed .t the new school You ma v puIchall
additional stones for your private garden to show your expanded
school spirit
Phone Number
Personal Engravcmcnt

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 Scahawk Seniors 2008 an 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
Dl-onation Fundraiser.
This program not only helps the graduating students. you will also
be beautifying out new "Franklin County School Campus" all the
trees pulchascd will be planted on the school grounds for all to see
for future tyars to come/ As an appreciation to your donations, we
will be placing your name on the beautiful Donoi T-cce Wall ti- all
who enter the Fianklin '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 Numnber: ___, _____
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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This week's Flashback photo shows the interior of a one-room schoolhouse in Eastpoint.
The photo was published between 1906 and 1910. It was apparently taken on George
Washington's birthday, according to the Florida State Photographic Archives.

Local lad wins wrestling medal
Chrmnic Corivmontlpvdni'

Danny Osterbye. son of
Paul and Lorna Osterbye, local
business entrepreneurs, has fin.
ished off his high school
wrestling history by bringing
home the Florida High School
Wrestling Association medal for
Competing while trying to
recover from two serious joint
injtires, which occurred one
right after the other. Danny
achieved the victory just at the
end of his final year of wrestling.
at the end of his fourth year of
starting line-up, cutting his last
season at Lincoln High School in
Tallahassee in half. due to the
shoulder injury to the cartilage
which caused his shoulderr to
"pop" unexpectedly, and
required him to wear a shoulder
brace for the last half of the
wrestling season.
"It was uncomfortable." he
said, "but I did it."
After he injured his knee.
with two months to go. he had to
wrestle those final weeks with an

Danny Osterbyc and his father Paul.

injured knee. as well as the
shoulder brace He won the final
match. "Just barely." said Dad
Paul. "But he did it We arc all so
proud of him."
Danny says he is happy with
his high school wrestling career
"I definitely learned a lot
while competing in wrestling,"
he said. "I had a great time dur-

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ing high school "
Danny plans to attend TCC
next year. and continue to work
in the family business. Paul's
Plumbing. and spend more time
at the beach in Carrabelle. and
probably do more fishing in

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7 tips for organizing your home office

Is your home office a com-
plete and utter mess? Do you
always meet clients someplace
(anyplace!) other than your
office? If this is you, not to
worry you're not alone. With
all your tiles, supplies, samples
and other paperwork, it is easy to
let your home police get out of
control. But with only a little
planning, vyou can bid goodbye
to a chaotic and unpiloductive
home olficec
Go Big
Take a look at your home
otlice. Is it a rmish mash of liuit it
ture, boxes, and files' Altern
ately, perhaps you ae' ti tihe
process of colnver tng a spai c
rooml into an office and vYou
space is completely barie Flither
way a multi-piece station imay t I
the answer. Consider a desk that
fits around the entire toom that
sits against the walls. They're
available at homIe organization
stores and include shelving,
desks, chairs, and storage knick
knacks You can even assemble
and install it yVouself l o' extra
savin rgs
Use the Wall
The walls of youl home
office should do more than just
stare back at you put them to
work! Walls are frequently over-
looked as means for storage
With shelving and corkboard.
your walls will create space tlo
tiles, books, pictures, and ptece,
of paper If you are feeling more
ambitious, vou can build a imest
sage board to take notes and
mount clippings Assess vour


Hlighs way & hth Strlit
eSI NI .
PIS :(OP) A R1.
10:1 0 A.M.


By Heidi Baker
and Eden Jarrin
io your desk eight nlow
Scrap It
Is your desk littered with lit
ite sciaps of pa.1-irh Post it notes
scitbbled with leniiuidles Re
ceipts If the answer is "yes"
(and it piobalbly is) tIy to get mId
of as rmlany pietices ot ptaper als
you possIbly can IFile them, toss
them 0I put them on a larger to-
do list
Put your Computer to Work
I'tnk ot your computer .is
one giant storage sp 'ace
Comllputei s keep nltI llatrtion.
orgalnted LIiiuh better than youl
can, they ,-e built to org.aritc all
of youI into lnattion into sp'cticl
foldcrs aind tiles, .All \without
using anyi pap: L'se \ouL conm-
puter's calendar: and contact pro-
grams to keep appointments and
store business cad unto:llmaion
Also. scan any rim;xpt.mnt dt'cu
mnent sVou need to keep and then
back up ill of the itnlo!rmI.tion byv
copying it onto tdiksk
Convert a C'losct
tItten 1 hoir oilhll is .1
spir.e Ie'Cliooll It this is the
c.Imc. lus the :er I leothes li hs
e(t 1I ottir sC o:.igc ,U Y U .ill CA.S,
il\ insta.ll shclrs o,: .1 wall untl
inside a closet 'Iaking the dtiors

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Ap'chla icolh
First Pentecostal Holiness
Revs FImorv and Susan Roach
370 Brownsville Road.
Sunday W'orship.1 II a i .
niTrst'r p ovided
SSO.0 3-'.)'2
ILiving Waters Asscnmblh
of God
Pastol (Rev) I os I ong
15S o1 Bll Road. Apalaichicola
Sunday \Holship. 1045 ,Ia n1
lilln seV prot\ ided
Trinity Episcopal Church
I lighwavy S & Othl Street
Suindav Worship. S and 10 30

S50 03 0o550
( "lariaelle"/l,,alark
(Calrarlic Clhrimiain Centel
I lon.ahil B C oll. Senior

St. George Island
United Methodist Church


201 E Gulf Beach Drive on the Island
Phone 927-2088 Website:
Pastor Themo Patriotis Dir of Creative Ministries: Dusty Turner

off the closet can open the room
and provide easy access to your
belongings. I owevci, if you
aren't quite organized yet, you
may just want to keep those
dooiSs andll close IhCll when you
ari not working.
Toss, Shred or File?
Many people put oil organic
in llg (the lil ue itvice because
they aii'l't suiltNe whitl paper to
toss, shred or file Some legal,
lax, letilmenCit and property doc-
ulnents have to be saved, along
with receipts for big-iicket pui-
chases (tlo insiiiance purposes,
in case thev aIe eveC stolen)
liCle's a quick checklist
What to Toss:
* Junk mail and old catalogs
* Magazines (clip and tile inter-
esting articles)
* Expired coupons or warranties
What to Shred:
* Hank statements
* Credit cird applications
* Bills
* ATMh records or crceipts bear-
Ing youl bank account informa-
* Checks (\oided aind canceled)
What to File:
* Any tax-related documents or
receipts (most tax documents
can be shredded after 7 years)
* Credit card statements
* Investment records
* Iltsur.ln.e inlor malton
t )| 1 !.llinC 11101111. 1 t1101 1(
Ope.tling instructions for
Receipts and wafianties for
e"Spjiisirv psiu hlases
Practice Constant Upkeep
Staying orIIgalned Is a.
pottrss that crqulies you to .l
nundltudll It's unrealistic to think
that an organized workspace is

142 River Road. Carrabelle
Sunday Worship. 10 a.m.,
nursery provided
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Catholic Church
Father Joseph Ssemakula
2653 U S Hwy S,
I anaik Village
Sunday Mass. 10 a in .
no nuiser v
S50 o.o7 3445

United Baptist Church
Pastor Bobby Shiver
Corner of Brian Street
and CC C Iand Road
Sunday School. 10 a.m,
n 11serCI pr ovided
850 0(70 5481 or 850-070-8451

Panacea Congregational
Holiness Church
Rev Ronnie Mletc'all
1127 C'oaslal 11ighwav. Palacea
Sumndv W\orship. 11 a n
11o n s11111'sev
850-o'84i 3010/850. 84 557.)
St. Gcore Is Landt
SGI United Methodist
201 E. Gulf Beach hrivec
Pastor 'l'hemno Patriotis
Sunday Worship,
/'b bh' included submit information
'r er-mail to iitn1izinklinchrnri-
c/ or hy mail to P.0. Box 590,
L'asttpoiit. FL 32328.

going to stay that way by itself.
If you spend ten minutes a day
on this, you'll be shocked at how
much more productive you can
be. Keeping on top of things
should become part of your job
and not something you can over-
look or put oilff lor another day.
Many people live in a per-
petual state f untidiness in fear
they will loss something impor-
tant, but this won't be a problem
if you stay organized and
focused. By investigating your
options and putting in a minimal
amountt of time and effort, you
can have an office that works for
Heidi Baker and Eden Jarrin, oth-
vrwise known as The Janes, lived in
homes thev didn't love. They decided
to do something about it, but when
they looked for support and advice
there wasn't anything out there that
spoke directly to women. So with
sheer will and determination,
though trial and error, thcy began
trrtiriInning their homes into some-
thing that iflected their individual
personalities And in the process,
thev wcre surprised at how this
changee ajjected others in their lives.
Suddenly their friends felt empow-
ered to take on their own home
:nprovnw ernt projects and Heidi and
Eden realized a change within them-
sclres: tlrh had developed more sdf-
corfidenrlcc through doing home
zmproi-'ment projects that transcend-
ed into other parts of their lives. Their
.aners qui, klv rah:lld that there was
a ,Iommumit of hundreds of thou-
sandr of women that wr1ir rust hlik
them 7h7ier t ok it upon themselr'vl
to craira the top; rsource fo 14111men1
oin hore improvement, thus waI
IN'ni. lBr .lane


Questions & Answers
About Our Environment

Dear EarthTalk:
My pediatrician swears by
those gel hand sanitizers for low-
ering the risk of my family get-
ting sick during cold and flu sea-
son. But I've also heard that
these products can be dangerous
to kids if ingested. Are there any
safer alternatives that work just
as well?
- Jason Blalock, Oakland, CA
A 2005 study by the
Children's Hospital in Boston
compared illness rates across a
study group of 292 families-
half of them got hand sanitizers
while the other half were given
literature advising them of the
benefits of frequent hand wash-
ing. The findings revealed that
those families who used hand
sanitizers experienced a 59 per-
cent reduction in gastrointestinal
illnesses and that the increased
use of sanitizers correlated to a
decreased spread of contagions
in general.
Another study conducted at
Colorado State University yield-
ed similar conclusions, that alco-
hol-based hand sanitizers were
as much as twice as effective as
either regular soap or antibacter-
ial soap at reducing germs on
human hands. A Purdue Univer-
sity study, however, concluded
that while alcohol-based hand
sanitizers may kill more germs
than plain or triclosan-based
soaps. they do not prevent more
infections that make people sick.
Instead they may kill the human
body's own beneficial bacteria by
stopping the skin of its outer
layer of oil.
The down side of the
gel/alcohol products is their dan-
ger as poison, especially for
young children who may ingest
the gel by licking it off their
hands or eating it directly out of
dispensers. Purell and Germ-X,
two of the leading brands, each
contain 62 percent ethyl alcohol.
While this alcohol is what gives
the products their germ-busting
power. it also puts kids at risk of
alcohol poisoning. A few squirts
of the hand sanitizer-which is
equivalent to124 proof booze-
is enough to make a kid's blood
alcohol level .10. which is the
equivalent of being legally drunk
in most states.
So what's a concerned par-
ent to do? Unfortunately, the so-
called greener alternatives out
there aren't safe to swallow
either. EO Hand Sanitizer, for
example, though it uses organic
lavender oil also contains alco-
hol to sanitize the skin surface,
and would also be considered
poison if a large enough amount
was ingested. Similarly greener
(but still not safe to eat) products
are available from Avant and All
For now, soap and warm
water and constant nagging of
your kids to wash their hands-
may be the safest way to sanitize.
Also, make sure that any hand
sanitizer dispensers you may still
use are kept out of the reach of
little hands.
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8 p.m.: Florida folk singer Bob Patterson at the Dixie Theatre.
Free. For information call 850-653-3200.
S9 a.m. 4 p.m.t Green Living & Energy Expo at Riversprings
Middle School, 800 Spring Creek Highway, Crawfordville. Free
Admission. For information, visit
8 p.m.: Florida folk singer Bob Patterson at the Dixie Theatre.
Free. For information call 850-653.3200.
8 p.m.: Florida folk singer Bob Patterson at the Dixie Theatre.
Free. For information call 850-653-3200.
4:30 p.m.: Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership Historical
Protection Team meeting, country library in Carrabelle. For
information, call 697-2141.
7 pm.: The Panhandle Players Annual Membership meeting
at the Carriage House of the Raney House Museum at Avenue
"F" and Market Street in Apalachicola. Anyone interested in
theater is invited.
1 p.m.: Carrabee Waternm Partnership Steerig Commitee
meeting Carrabelle ar For information, call 697-2141. -
S5 pj.: Carrabele 'Waterfront Partnership Envruonenral
Proumcti Team meeting, Carrbele li ry. For infor aioq,
6 p.m.: CarrabeleWatfrontPartnership Town Meeting ,
Canrrabe Methodist Curch. For information call 697-2141.
6 p.m.: Carrabele Waterfont Ptne ip Public AccessTeam
meeting. Episcopal Chuch. Pbr information, call 697-2141.
5:30 p.m.t Monthy meeting of the Camabee Lighthou e
Association at the Carrabee Library.

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SWt ar manesenor 6 Md D tsi mutens tr no theim

Florida folk songs

featured at the Dixie

The [)ixi Theatre with the
Florida I lumanities Council will
present Bob Patterson's Flonda
Folk Songs and Stories on
March 21, 22 and 23.
With a distinctive voice and
12-string guitar technique.
Patterson will take you on a tnp
through the real Florida that Is
filled with folklore and humor.
Even his traditional talcs are
woven in such a way that they
appear to be a part of the
Sunshine State's landscape Ilis
stones will tiec you back to the
land, to the plants and the ani-
mals. to Florida's precious water,
and its real people His poignant
music and stories will evoke nos-
talgia for a way of life that is
quickly fading
Patterson has toured all over
the United States playing fcstl-
vals, colleges, resort hotels and
premier listening rooms, and has
appeared on nationally syndicat-
ed radio and television pro-
grams. Hle is co-founder of the
Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
and has been featured at the
Florida Folk Festival for over
thirty five years performing 12-
string guitar workshops, story-
telling, and music performances.
The Florida Humanities
Council is dedicated to building
strong communities and inform-
ed citizens by providing Flori-
dians with the opportunity to
explore the heritage, traditions

Bob Patterson
and stories of our state and its
place in the world.
Established in 1973 as a pri-
vate non-profit organization,
FlIC is the state affiliate of the
National Endowment for the
Humanities. FHIC uses the disci-
plines of the humanities to devel-
op public programs and resour-
ces that explore history, literary
and artistic traditions, cultural
values and ethics.
The Dixie Theatre is pleased
to offer this free program with
general admission seating on
Friday and Saturday, March 21
and 22, at 8 p.m., and Sunday,
March 23, at 3 p.m.

Mellow jazz takes over

the Dixie Theatre

('hionit-lie C>oieo.nwdntI
.Jnst attendingg a sho w at the
1 )ixiC Theatle is 111 itself an expe-
Ilncte and when ( experience
includes the mellow jazz sound
of the hienda Bayne Trm, mtagi-
cal lungs happen
Sitting i .1 pilasic' picnic
chaun at a.1 plastic picnic table cov-
eied wvi th tied tablecloth in a
latge room with old red brick
walls rising liom the painted
concrete llooi, sipping wine from
a plastic cup does not sound like
the greatest way to spend a
classy evening. Some magic In
the air of the historic Dixie
Theatre, however, transforms the
room into the sexiest and classi-
est place this side of Chicago or
New York Even Brenda Bayne,
who helped with that transfor-
mation Friday night, noticed the
enchanted nature of the Dixie.
She said to the listeners enjoying
her music, "This is quite a treas-
ure, this theatre. It's rare to have
live music with such good sound
in a small town. I'd like to take
this theatre home with me."
About Apalachicola. she said,
"Apalachicola is a rare, special
place It is still 'old Florida' and
we need to enjoy it before it's dis-
cove\red and sllcd "
'11he music of the Brenda
Bayne Tno is .a quiet relaxing
kind of jazz. it allows you to
float along with the music rather
than breaking you loose fDom
wvurself and pitching you into a
loud. fast world lIer music has a

The Brenda Bayne Trio performs at the Dixie Theatre.

style reminiscent of Sarah
Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, or Lena
Two couples from Ontario,
Canada called her singing, "sul-
try, sensuous." The four, who say
they "Love the Dixie" call them-
selves "Bob Milne groupies" for
following Milne around the
country, which is how they dis-
covered the Dixie Theatre. They
also expressed their pleasure
with the solo work of the piano
player. Robert D'Amico. He and
bassist, Mark Neuenschwandcr,
received much applause for their
solo improvisations.
The smooth, steady, focused
jazz found a very appreciative
audience at Apalachicola Friday
night and the appreciation was
well deserved. The old red brick

walls rang with applause and
once again the Dixie lived up to
its reputation as a source of qual-
ity entertainment.
The next show at the Dixie
will be on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday when Bob Patterson will
present his program of folklore,
humor, and folksong. His songs
and 12-string guitar technique
will take you on a trip through
the backroads of Florida to visit
a way of life that is fast fading.
The show is free to the pub-
lic and is sponsored by the,
Florida Humanities Council and
the Dixie Theatre. Shows are at 8,
p.m. on Friday and Saturday ardd
3 p.m. on Sunday. For more
information call 850-653-3200 or
visit www.dixietheatrecorr.,

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County Commission from Page 6

Following are highlights of
the report to the Franklin
County Commission meeting on
Tuesday, March 18, by Franklin
County Extension Office
Director Bill Mahan.
Red and Gag Grouper Meeting
As requested by the meint
bers of the Board, I attended theta
Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Man-
agement Council's Red & Gag
Grouper Public hearing at the
Edgewater Beach Resort,
Panama City Beach on March
13th. When the meeting begaIn,
GMFC member Bobbi Walker
asked that speakers try to focus
comments on: 1. having a lower
bag-limit and longer season; or 2.
was having a shorter season and
a higher bag-liuim preferred. She
explained that it may literally
come down between those two
options. Ms. Walker also encour-
aged everyone In attendance Io
contact their U.S. Congressman
and Senators about the reautho-
rization of the Magnusson
Steven Fisheries Management
Act and how it greatly limits
what the federal Fisheries
Management Councils can do to
manage the fisheries. During my
presentation I told the Council
member and staff that I'd report-
back to the Board about the
issues. Bobbi Walker also asked
me to thank the members of the
Board on behalf of the Council
for sending me to present your
comments & concerns about the
Red and Gag Grouper manage-
.ment plan options.
ISSC Vibrio Education
Subcommittee Update: As a
member of the ISSC's Vibrio
Education Subcommittee I
received an mail updating the
committee members on the
progress of meeting the
FDA's/ISSC Vibrio vulnficus
illness reduction goal of 60o by
the end of 2008 Based on the
current number of Vv cases
reported in 2007 (19) and given

By Bill Mahan l
no change in the Franklin County Extension -
2007 cases and pop- Office Director [ *

ulation estimates
for 2007 and 2008 the number of
cases that can be reported for
2008,, must total I or less. The
illness rate tor the curriient 2007
iniibei s is 0 228 illness
es/ 1,000,000tl people
Texas Red Tide Closure/
Product Recall: On iMarch 7th
the Tlixas D)epalrtmnnt of State
Health Services (DSIS) closed
Ariansas, ( '.' pus 'ht isI and
Copant bavs to shellfish hat vest-
ing and issued a tecaIll oft others,
clams and mussels because of anl
algae bloom 1H11A officials say
high concentiattions of the
ditnolagellatte )inophysis were
found in the bays The toxin pro-
duced by this oigatnisn, okadaic
acid, can accumulate in shellfish
tissue and cause diarrhetic shell-
fish poisoning, O D)SP. in Ipeople
who consume oyseis, clams or
mussels Cooking does not
destroy the toxin Shellfish har.
vested on March I or later are
included in the recall Although
DSP is reported worldwide, the
most highly affected areas
appear to be Europe and Japan
Forum: The UF-IFAS Ext-
ension Program and the Flonda
Department of Agnculture wou-
ld like to invite the Franklin
County Board of Commission
crs and the primary stakeholders.
Franklin County Oyster &
Seafood Task Force .and the
members of the Franklin County
Scatsoil Worker's Asso.iation to
an "Oyster Forum" to ptovidc
an update .and predidionis on
harvest of oyster from
Apalachicola Bay relative to
pending. very restrictive. U S
Foo~d & Drug Admimnstration
regulations intended to control
the level of Vibno bacteria in
oysters. At this point. the carli-
est date the UF and DACS folks
can present the workshop is
Apnl 24th.

National Oyster Tasting
Contest: Otn Monday April 7th,
the National Shllfisheleirs
Association is kicking ofl its
I tltlh Anniiiivi sy Annual
Meeting at tllt \VWrC InI Hol in
P'lovideni'ce, RIOn iite evening
it tthe 7th tht-ce will be a loIinal
vsldtel lasting 'event complete
with celcebiiy chef t,lstes and
full pi ess coverage Rowan
Jacobson, author of 'The Geo-
glaphy of O)vsteis, will be one of
thi- judges In addition to the
taste contest, the oysters will be
.analyzed chenucally to look at
salt and mineral content in otder
to gain a better understanding of
the cheinstry behind the various
tastes of oysters from across the
countiv Toinmmv \'Ward (13-
Mile Buddy Ward & Sons
Seafood and Trucking) as agreed
it) send some of" Apalachicola's
best up to the competition. In
addition, the Apalachicola Bay
Chamnbc of, Co.onietce ihas gra-
ciously agreed to pay the S200
entry fee for the contest, and
Chef David Carer, owner of
the Gibson Inn's Avenue Sea
Restaurant was selected to be
one of the celebrity chef tasters
for the event
Bear-Crossing Sign Up-
date: As requested by the Board.
I havt contacted Flondia I)DOT
and requested the Installation of signs at strategic
locations .along US Q8 I .un
working with staff mcmlers of
the FWC Bear Program to deter-
y iltheK l-s MICtes to place the
signs 'Tlhe i VWC recommends
that the crossing signs be placed
1) the road segment starting 0 6
miles east of the Intersection of
SR 59 and 1I\wy 98 on llwv 98.
continuing for 5 4 miles to the
East. 2) the arra surrounding the
junction of SR 319 and US98
from t miles North. 4 I miles
West. to 2.5 miles East.

Residential District. Board unan-
imously approved the request.
Board action was requested
by Pierce in his position as
Director of Administrative Ser-
vices for the following:
Approval of a change order
lbr the St. George Island Boat
Ramp for $9,562.50 to coat the
sheet pile at the boat ramp with
coal tai epoxy to extend the life
)of the piles. As there tie giant
lunds available, the Board unani-
ltmously .ippioved tile request.
Board to authorize a
School Board request for the
Supervisor of Elections to hold a
special election on June 10 to
consider an increase in ad val-
orem village of .5 mill per year
for three years for operating
expenses necessary to enhance
the quality of Franklin County's
Public School system. The
School Board will pay the Elec-
trons Supervisor for the cost of
the election. Since the State is
cutting school budgets this is the
only way the County has to pro-
vide adequate salaries to the fac-
ulty and support staff at the
schools. Board unanimously
approved the request.
Request for board action to
write a letter of support for St.
George, Carrabelle and St.
Marks Lighthouses to apply for a
VisitFlorida marketing grant.
Board unanimously approved
the request.
Request for Board Chair-
man to sign a contract with
Jason White reducing bid
amount to $39.587.92 for the
CR30A shoulder enhancement
project. The reduction reflects
dhe cost of hauling dirt for the
roject that has been done by
*rankhn County trucks instead
of Jason White trucks. Board
unanimously approved the
Pierce informed the Board
A letter was received from
DCA stating it is reviewing the
affordable housing submission
made by Franklin County. They
Intend to issue a Notice of Intent

by April 10.
The County has received
information regarding grants for
First Responder and Fire
Departments for protective gear.
The information has been
relayed to the Fire Departments.
DEP is allowing the coun-
ty to complete the Alligator
Beach Renourishment Permit
using the funds from the
I.egjslative appropriation. The
reason for obtaining the permit is
that it will allow the county to do
some debris removal on the point
utilizing the remaining Legisla-
tive appropriation. This will not
cost the county or residents of
Alligator Point any money since
the clean up will be done with
state funds.
Other Items
Marcia Johnson, Clerk of
Court, discussed the budget cuts
with the Commissioners and
asked for their suggestions in
shaping the budget.
Attorney Schuler reported
that he has worked on the fol-
lowing projects: Affordable
Housing, Hospital, Turtle Ordin-
ance, Water Flow in Apalachi-
cola River Litigation, Alligator
Point, and Eastpoint Water &
Andrew Gurganus and
Terry Ramirez, Boy Scouts, were
introduced to the Commission-
ers. They appeared before the
Commissioners as part of a Boy
Scout Merit Badge project on
government. They asked the
Commissioners where they got
the money for the budget, and
how Commissioners decided
how to spend the money and
how people appearing before the
Commissioners got on the agen-
da. The Commissioners gave the
boys a brief lesson on how the
Board of Commissioners works.
The meeting adjourned at
11:30 a.m., but Commissioners
returned for an afternoon session
to discuss planning and zoning
issues. The summary of that
meeting will be published next
week in The Frnklin Chronicle.





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March 21, 2008 Page 17

Dog Island from Page I

historical archealogical team
from Florida State University.
The fate of El Tigre was chroni-
cled by one of three survivors,
whose first publication became a
best-seller throughout Europe,
and became the basis for many
18th century Europeans' notions
about Florida and the New
World. That first publication, in
the typical flamboyant style of
the times, was published in 1768
in Bordeaux by a French mer-
chant marine captain, and titled
"The Shipwreck and Adwnnturs of
Monsieur Pierre Viaud,"and creat-
ed an immediate international
bestseller. His adventure-laden
story of his ordeal of shipwreck
on Dog Island, and his wander-
ings in the wilderness, this
remarkable and lurid tale rivals
any modern adventure tale,
boasting betrayals, deaths and
near-misses, ingenuity worthy of
MacGuyver, encounters with
"savage" Indians, desperate
hand to jaw combat with an alli-
gator, cannibalism, murder, and
sex. Viaud's tendency towards
embellishment put the factual
claim of his tale to the test in
early editions when he claimed
sighting lions, tigers and bears
(oh, my!) in the Florida onshore
wilderness, but the obviously fac-
tual nature of much of the man-
uscript caused critics to overlook
these exaggerations and forgive
the author's errors as results of
faulty witness quoting in error.
Viaud, who was as afflicted
as many of his time were with
the late eighteenth century
assumption of racial and moral
superiority, was not so morally
superior that he resisted the ves-
sel's captain's young wife's
seduction and subsequent sug-
gestion that they murder and
consume Viaud's faithful black
slave to avoid starvation, seemed
to take this suggestion in stride.
and fully within his right as a
European, thus bringing the
question to modern minds as to
who were the barbarians in the
picture, the Frenchmen or the
Florida Indians, who also suf-
fered from their encounters with
the Europeans.
Dog Island then enjoyed
quite a few years of "peaceful
enjoyment" by coastal settlers,

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who brought the settler's econo-
my of organized fishing, selfish
gathering, and transportation of
cotton, lumber, and salted
seafood. Eventually, homes were
built there, most of them on the
Gulf side, a few further-thinking
builders erecting beach-friendly
homes on the bay side.
At present there are about
100 homes on the island,
although most of them are vaca-
tion homes. There are 30-33 full-
time residents, most of whom
practice xeriscaping (use of
native vegetation for landscap-
ing) for their sand-swept resi-
Visitors can enjoy the barrier
island beauty by boat or air-
plane, and though there are no
typical tourist amenities: no
fixd, public restrooms, and lim-
ited rooming (which must be
arranged in advance through a
local agency) there is plenty for
the outdoors and beach-lover.
Birdwatching (especially
shore species) opportunities are
endless, beach and coastal hik-
ing, and wildlife and natural
habitats give endless hours of
photography and sketch artists
opportunities. Some of the best
sunsets anywhere visit there
year-round, and at least one
famous artist resides there and
takes full advantage of the natu-
ral beauty for his subject matter.
Perfect Florida dune habitat
strews the sandy "hills' with all
manner of native vegetation, the
golden waves of sea oats topping
the ist. (No pcking the sea oats;
no walking over the dunes, no
dogs allowed )
For picnicking or camping.
locals favor the far points of
either end, the west end (at the
pass) best for day rips, shore
fishing, and crabbing (in season).
The east end (with shifting sand
banks under the blue waters.
approach by boat at your penl!)
camping, shelling, and beach-
bumming. This is the area most
used during the annual Whlte
Trash Bash (ask a local sailor for
details), which is pretty much
just what it sounds like; a party
with shameless T-shirts.
The whole island is one big
shifting sand bank, as a Flonda
State student proved several
years ago while studying the

beach's rate of erosion and
build-up over a period of about
three years. As a master's degree
project study, she found that the
island was actually moving
shoreward at the rate of about 2-
3 feet per year, thus partially
explaining the many homes on
stilts now standing in the Gulf,
where once they were located on
One more notable historical
event concerning Dog Island:
On July 11,1947, eight C-47
troop carriers left Fort Benning
GA, carrying 116 paratroopers
advanced specialist trainees
bound for a routine training
jump over Dog Island, a jump
that had been accomplished by
over 1,000 previous trainees with
no mishaps. But something went
wrong that day. In 2004, on a D-
Day anniversary visit to the old
amphibious training camp,
Andrew Smith came to the
island on a pilgrimage to the
place where he almost lost his
life, and where 16 of his com-
rades did lose theirs.
Recalling that day, he said,
"The instructors told us what to
do if we found ourselves coming
down over water. We had the
quick-release parachutes; we
were supposed to pull the
release, hold the parachute lines,
then inflate our Mac Wests when
we were about 10 feet above the
water." Smith followed instruc-
tion, then recalled that once in
the water, the island looked
miles away "I thought I'd never
make it there, the gear (full com-
bat) was so heavy Once reaching
the shore, he looked around and
there was no sign of his com-
rades. It was later speculated that
they pulled the life vest lines first,
then became entangled in the
parachute lines, were dragged
down by the heavy gear, and
On his 2004 pilgrimage,
Smith traveled to the island,
where he stood on the dune bank
where he came ashore, and wept
for his lost comrades 60 years
after the incident.
Just another face of the
intriguing. beautiful aspect of the
barber sand banks to contem-
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$17 million small businesses, chronic disease and online geo-targeted impres- website, www.tobaccofreeflori- exclusively to the campaign
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The Franklin Chronicle


March 21, 2008 Page 19

The Franklin County Commission approved the expenditure of
$801,816.92 at their March 18, 2008 meeting. The bills are listed as
follows, published for the Board by the County Finance Office.

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yiou iIlld ueclth of you itIe hereby notililed that tile above velticle was towed on
i0l/i08 a tle leCi est of API) luti said vehicle is i n its
pose,%sii1n at llte addtles noted l below lIhy fIthe uldel signed cIllln au lien fio)
Itoingl, slotldat anld cost Ilec vehicle kwll b sold after 15 days l'nlli the datl of'
III pounitd liee of Iriol t lie s I'aylleln by Ithe above date of notice in the ualmount
$ $2 4 dl pllu s slolage changes occut ringi at tile ratle ofl 22 00 per
da front the date hercot will be sullliciclt to redeem tlhe vehicle frojm the lien
of lthe IcenoI lhat subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78
NoIRI ill I IUKI (1 01( 1 1f I II N ANI)t IN IINI I10) SI f
VI l11 If 1I'RM ANI
to iuiht.r llc l (01 I Itflnidda SlttuIC 713 71
You and achtit ot s diae liiechb notilefied thatti on 04I O ut 12 00 noon. o'clock,
the chilee dcwtllbcd ab'tl will he sold dt public auction "
lt O20 Ilaoulto Rd, lI l 1itl,l If I rurom Ithe proceeds will firsl he paid all tow-
Itg and storage charges plus all costs including cost fIr this sale. Any excess will be
'deploited itlh tlhe Clelk ol t t 'le (lilt u oun You and cach of you are urged o nlake
stitalctof n arxrangenetinil to pul all chaargc and take possession olf he said vehicle.
In order o otain a Ietlcas o t the chicle ) ou must present personal indentification,
drite\r's license ain PR(RK)I: O OWNRHSIIll' (tille, registraion, etc.) at the address
helow and pa tlhe charges
P.O. ao 971, Eastpolt,. Ft. 323Z28 (850) 670-219

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Pt) Bo\ 652 182 37th Avenue N. Suite B
Apal.:h.icola. I 1:120 St Petersurg. FL 33704"

You and each of \ou are heretb nou fied that the above vehicle uras towed on
S:: ; at the frqucst of AI't) that said vehicle is in its
poIcsisint at the addricr noted bhlow The\ the undersigned claim a hen for
tos ttr. stoagec and cost l1c vehicle iall be sold afict 15 days from the date of
inipm d lte of ptior lien PIament) Ih the hbove date of notice in the amount
S :wS' To plus storage. han~rc (occuwmnn at the IraIt of $ 22 tt per
das (tin the date hctvofl uill he suifictcnt to redeem the vehicle froin the len
ol the lihnco. lhal iblsoion ( 4) of I lo nds Statute 711 ?7
oilIt i o 1 Io l Ont I st R Iol fI1s ANIl l IN'11N 0 1tiM.
VIt ul(I I I )M UI
i> s.hwi.nOs1 i u anid acah i t1u art iu ftrlr notiicd that olln (4'I02S at 1200nocnn o'clock.
the schlc le lschried above will be sold at public auction
j 60 ioni tRd: lal 1-nt I ront the prccedst uAll first be paid all tow.
Ing and storage depou ted with the 'lorl of the ircuitl Courn You and each of \ ou ar urged to make
saltUtiact arrangements to pa) all charges and take posxs.son of the said vehicle
In order to obtan a r lscas of the vehicle you must present personal indentfitcalion.
drvor'si IeCre and PR(X)I 01 O WNlRSIIIP (title. cgistration. etc at the address
tielou aid pat Uhe charge
P.O. Bor 971. Easrpolat. F. 32328. (850) 6704219

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Y'ou and cadc of you are herebh notified that the alboe vehicle \ was towed on
sn. I at tlhe requesl of ('I'll that said \chicle is in its
po at the address noted below llicy lthe undersigned claim a lien for
lowing. storage and cost The vehicle \ill tb sold after 35 days fnom the dale of
impound free of prior liens Payment h lthe alboe dale of notice in the amount
5 $S17 10 plus storage charges occuring at the rate of S 22 ___ per
day from the date hereof will he sufticitnt to redeem the vehiclee from the lien
of the lienor. that suhsction (4) of Florida Statute 713 78
NOMIO It 111 I l1i st R l 0 t 1 1 N ANDof II1 NI TO Sl l
In ihetietlu i in of I llnl a Statute 711 7
You and eactih si \o arc hierc~hy notified that on 04 110'O at 12 0 noon o'clock.
the clchicle dc% il'ti al t o\c sill lIe sold at public: auction
al f>1t I oiston 1i, I a1tpm'int. 1 I nun the pnwecds will first I'e paid all tow-
inllg land orIage clhargels plus all costs incl dlttin closl for thls sale Anl\ eccss will bI
deposited with Itile CIctk of thle Ci ('t mI Co You and cacti of you are urged io make
altislactory aangc;lcnlctls to pi ay all clhalycs and take possession ol the said vehicle.
In order to obtain a release of thc hie id 1 yout must present personal indentilication.
driver's license and PROOF OF OW'NI:RSI II' (title. regtstlation. etc ) at the address
ielow and piay lthe charges.
P.O. Box 971. Eastpoint, FI, 32328. (850) 670-8219



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With Spring Break here and
families planning for summer
vacations, Attorney General Bill
McCollum has issued a con-
sumer advisory cautioning
Florida residents and guests to
be wary of the various scams and
fraud which could be associated
with vacation packages and
other travel-related services.
The Attorney General en-
couraged consumers to report
travel-related fraud to his office,
particularly issues related to
improperly disclosed surcharges,
misleading advertisements or
problems associated with time-
shares. Complaints about travel-
related issues ranked third last
year among the categories of
complaints reported to the
Attorney General's Office.
"Florida is well-known for
its allure to travelers, from both
within the state and other loca-
tions, and we must protect not
only our citizens and our guests
but also our reputation as an
attractive destination," said
Attorney General McCollum.
The Attorney General's
Office announced settlements
with two cruise lines over the
imposition of a fuel supplement
on cruise passengers. Royal
Caribbean Cruise Lines and
Celebrity Cruises agreed to
refund $21 million to consumers
nationwide who were charged
the fuel surcharge after they had
booked their cruise. The
Attorney General commended
the two cruise lines for their will-
ingness to take actions to resolve
this matter in their customers'
best interest. The settlements will
serve as a model for the rest of
the cruise line industry and the
Attorney General expressed his
expectation that the other com-
panies would follow suit.
Other common travel-relat-
ed problems are associated with
vacation timeshares, which give
consumers the right to use a
vacation home for a limited, pre-
planned period. Timeshare
scams occur both at the time of
the original purchase and at the
point of resale. Victims of
unscrupulous timeshare sales
companies are often contacted
either over the phone or are
mailed a postcard asking the vic-
tim to call a toll-free phone num-
ber. Before consumers decide to
either purchase or resell a time-
share, the Attorney General
advised them to consider the fol-
lowing tips:
Be wary of the hard sales
When it comes to purchas-
ing a new timeshare, the sales-
person may give the impression
that the papers have to be signed
that same day.
Consumers should remem-
ber that they always have the
right to leave the sales office and
come back later.
Consumers should always
read their contracts to determine
what cancellation rights they
have after the papers are signed.
Before buying a timeshare, con-
sumers should consider whether
they will want to return to the
same vacation spot each year.
Be wary of too-good-to-be-
true claims when it comes to

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