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Officer's rescue of bear gets global coverage

A 375-pound male black bear
with a penchant for beachfront
lirowsing was on dry land last
weekend after a l-lir il.i 1- %h and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) biolcgisl pulled the
tranquilized animal from Gulf of
Mexico waters in Honrida's Pan-
"I wasn't sure what I was
going to do when I jumped in,"
said binlngist Adam Warwick,
who saw the bear sirnggling in
the warm Gulf waters after it had
been hit with a tranquilizer dart.
"It was a spur of the moment
decision," he said. "I had a lot of
adrenaline pumping when I saw
the bear in the water."

The Iear was i' iningi
through a residential area Tues-
day on Alligator Point.
FWC officials responded to
reports of a bear in the area and
found the animal underneath a
beachfront home. Their plan was
to move it to a remote location,
back in the wild.
The tranquilizer dart took
longer than expected to work,
and Warwick said the animal
bolted into the Gulf in an effort
to escape.
Warwick was worried the
bear was alicdvy showing the ef-
fects of the immobilizing drug

Warwick pulls the bear to safety.

Tax roll

- value

drops 10%
Chronicle Correspondent
Alan Pierce, Franklin Coun-
ty Director of Administrated Ser-
vices, somberly told the Coun-
ty Commissioners in their meet-
ing on Tuesday, July 1, that this is
the first time in 20 years there has
been a decline in the value of the
County Tax Roll.
Doris Pendiliuri, Franklin
County Property Appraiser, pre-
sented the Commissioners with
the 2008 Roll value, which is due
every July 1.
The 2008 Taxable Value is
$3,547,085,670, while last year's
taxable value was 53,997,705.662.
This represents a loss of 10%.
A total of $1,794.286 was
value lost due to Senior Exemp-
tions, and $85,181,383 was the
value lost due to Amendment
One. Amendment One, approved
by Florida voters in January, es-
tablishes an additional $25,000
exemption for homesteads, and
allows the Save Our Homes por-
tability. Of the potential $928,207

Continued on Page 6 >

Five acres

eyed for


At its regular June 26th meet-
ing, the Weems Memorial Hospi-
tal Governing Body inched closer
to Ibginning physical construc-
tion of an urgent care clinic in
County Attorney Michael
Shuler shared results of his dis-
cussions with the Franklin Coun-
ty School Board over possible
land for the clinic. He said the
school board agreed to sell five
acres of its land to the county at
appraised value. A current ap-
praisal is now being done.
At Tuesday, Franklin Coun-
ty Commission meeting, com-
missioners voted unanimously to
endorse the Hospital Board's pro-
posal, which capped the apprais-
al at not more than $ 100,000 and
not less than $25.000
The five acres are adjacent to
the health department in Carra-
belle and will accommodate the
proposed 5.000 square foot clin-
ic and parking lot. The hospital
board also would like additional
acrcagc for future expansion, but
decided to accept the offer for the
five acres the school board is will-
ing to sell the county at this time.
It was noted, too, that coun-
ty officials are receiving replies
front architects to their formal re-
quest for bids on the project. The
bids will be opened in early July.
Weems CEO Chuck Colvert
shared recent data from the Flor-
ida Department of Revenue that
showed that sales tax collections
in the state are projected to come
in undci prior estimates for a sec-
ond year. Colvert said if these
lowered projections are on mark,
Weems may have to look for oth-
er sources of funds to remain on
"our timetable for the building of
the Carrabelle clinic or change
our timetable a bit." The time-
table now has-the building com-
pleted in 200.

A fire lights up the
night sky this weekend.
Lightning started this
fire and several others
across Scipio Creek and
the Apalachicola River
from the Mill Pond
marina in Apalachicola.
Lightning was
responsible for several
spot fires around
Apalachicola last
Friday and Saturday
that burned out of
control over the
weekend, according
to authorities. The
Apalachicola Fire
Department was called
several times during the
weekend regarding fires
burning nearby.

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PagB 2A A NEWSPAPER TheFrankliCro
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The new boat ramp parking lot and fishing pier stairs.

"Dear Posterity, if you have
not become more just, more
peaceful, and generally more ra-
tional than we are (or were)-why
then, the Devil take you. Having,
with all respect. given utterance
to this pious wish, I am (or was)
Yours, Albert Einstein." (From a
time capsule placed in 1Q36)
Finstmin was. of course.
thinking ,ibour conditions in Eu-
rope at the time, with the rise of
litler and Nazism in Gernma
ny and the lBolshevik Revolution
in Russia less than 20 years old
What would he see if he looked
at our world 72 years later? Zim-
babwe, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan,
Sudan, Tibet. Burma? Geno-
cide, starvation, political thug-
gery. economic war, torture, hu-
man rights violations? While
CNN and Fox report on the lat-
est doings of Madonna or the
latest misspeak of our presiden-
tial candidates, the world is tear-
ing itself apart. Is this the best we
can do with our "superior" intel-
lects? I don't know if things arc
really worse off today than they
were in 1936. There are no easy
answers to questions like that in a
complicated world but there can
be no argument that we should
be doing better than we are. Our
knowledge is increasing expo-
nentially and our technology is
advancing in equal step but our
store of common sense seems to
have gone bankrupt. Somewhere
in the 60's and 70's we lost our
way and began to forget the val-
ues our grandfathers and grand-
mothers tried so hard to teach us
with such high hopes for our fu-
ture. Must we continue to disap-
point them?
Bike path and boat ramp
Busy, busy, busy on the Is-
land. C.W Roberts is planning
a September finishing date for
the St. George Island bike path.
When finished, it will provide a
safe route for bikers and walkers
from the St. George Plantation to
the State Park. They also plan to
have the new boat ramp complet-
ed by July 17th. The sod is down
around the parking area and the
crews have been working on pav-
ing and stairs to the south fishing
pier. A concrete ramp for hand-
icap access has been started up
to the first landing of the fishing

pier stairs. The remaining ramp
will be constructed of wood and
will continue east of the stairs be-
fore switching back to the pier
level. According to County Com-
missioner Russell Crofton, a nb-
bon cutting ceremony officially
opening the boat ramp is sched-
uled for July 3
In conversation with Coin,
missioner Crofton on Monday.
we learned that the Florida It OT
has .illotatcd $1 S million h'i re
paving West Gult lHach I hri\v on
St George Island but it will take
time to get the project started and
it probably will not be ready to go
until sometime next year
Meet the Candidates
The St. George Island Civ-
ic Club has announced a Meet
the Candidates Political Forum
for Wednesday. July 9, at Civic
Hall at the SGI firehouse on Pine
Street. The meeting starts at 6:00
P.M. and candidates will have the
opportunity to explain their qual-
ifications and platforms. The or-
ganizers expect candidates for the
following positions to be present:
Franklin County Commissioner,
Dist. 1; Florida House Represen-
tative, Dist. 10; Franklin Coun-
ty School Board, Dist. 1. Frank-
lin County Property Appraiser;
Franklin county Sheriff: Super-
intendent of Schools, and Cir-
cuit Court Judge. If you vote at
the Eastpoint firehouse or the St.
George Island United Methodist
Church, this meeting is for you.
A special calendar
Twelve Franklin Coun-
ty beauties will be featured on a
2009 calendar that bodes well to
put the Vargas and Petty Girl pin-
up calendars of the 40's to shame.
(If you remember Vargas and Pet-
ty Girl calendars, I won't tell your
age.) Knowing the models for the
calendar (a la the British "Calen-
dar Girls"--remember the mov-
ie?), I can say the calendar will be
worth whatever it will cost when
it becomes available at local busi-
nesses in the near future. In an
article about the upcoming cal-
endar in the Weems Memorial
Hospital Bulletin, the twelve arc
called "Modern Day Lady Godi-
vas," after the 10th century Ang-
lo-Saxon noblewoman who rode
through the streets of Coventry


clothed only in her long black
hair to force her husband to re-
heve the repressive taxation on
his tenants. The calendar ladies,
led by Elaine Kozlowsky of East-
point. are trying to raise money
for education about breast cancer
and to help the uninsured receive
breast cancer services I won't re-
veal the identities of the local
"calendar girls." although Sep-
tembct is \ritv close to my heart
You will rr- ogrle thrm .all butI'm
yoti inust wait until the release
date to learn their names Your
purchase of a calendar will help
in the fight against this dangerous
and unpleasant disease.
A 4th warning
As the Fourth of July week-
end approaches, remember that
things that go bang and things
that shoot up into the sky are ille-
gal in Florida and are a particular
nuisance on the beach. The spent
rockets and half-burned firework
parts are trashy looking and are
hazardous to sea turtles and oth-
er sea life and shore birds, which
mistake them for food and are
sickened and often die after eat-
ing them.
By the way, to the guy in the
white Jimmy Z71 off-road pick-
up with the trailer load of trash
that was crossing the SGI bridge
last week; TIF DOWN YOUR
LOAD! That big box blew to the
back of your trailer and was just
about to blow off. My car was hit
by more than one piece of solid
plastic that fell ofT your trailer.
I low about we all pay attention to
things that aren't tied down in the
backs of our trucks and trailers.
We see cooler tops, coolers, oys-
ter bags, boat cushions and box-
es on the bridge all the time.'s
try to show a little more pride in
our beautiful scenery and care for
our sea life.
This week's taste of wis-
dom is fi-om the writings of Patri-
cia Neal (1926 -), Oscar winning
actress: "When you call upon a
Thoroughbred, he gives you all
the speed, strength of heart and
sinew in him. When you call on a
jackass, he kicks.."
God Bless, stay in touch,
and remember, to contact me,
phone 850-927-2899 or e-mail
jloughluidigc nchsizo1i.





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Florida At A Glance

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Area Cities ""

Clearwater 88
Cretvtew 93
Daytona Beach 89
Fort Lauderdale 90
Fort Myers 91
Gainesvile 91
Holywood 90
Jacksonvlle 89
Key West 88
Lady Lake 87
Lake Cty 90
Madison 92
Me boume 85
Miami 89
N Smyrna Beach 87


Ocaa 91
Ortando 89
Panama City 87
Pensacola 88
Plant City 91
Pompano Beach 90
Port Chartote 90
Saint Augustine 87
Saint Petersburg 89
Sarasota 89
Tallahassee 94
Tampa 89
Titusvile 88
Venice 89
W Palm Beach 89


National Cities

Los Angeles

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New York
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington. DC

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107 82
72 53
70 59
77 66
87 72

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The Franklin Chronicle

Page 2 July 4, 2008

The Franklin Chronicle


July 4, 2008 Page 3


Position Description: Sheriff, Franklin County, Florida/I lengthh of Contract: Four Years, January 1, 2009 to
December 3 1, 2013/Sahlry: $98,963 plus Ilhenefits, (liisurance, Retirement, Automobile, etc.)/
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Phone: (850) 228-1108 Address: P.O. Box 1077 Eastpoint, FL 32328
E-mail: Web site:
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Bruce Barnes, Republican, for Sheriff

B||P^^HIIIige^I^IBaveLto 4lAOPRhenihric

It's election season
The election season is gearing up in a big way, with the local bal-
lots set and the national conventions approaching.
For folks like me who consider politics to be a spectator sport that
ranks just below college football and pro baseball, it's a great time of
Here's who's running in Franklin County, according to the Super-
visor of Elections' Web site:
Sheriff: Democrats Mike Mock and Lloyd A "Skip" Shiver and
Republican R. Bruce Barnes.
Property Appraiser: Democrat Doris Barber Pendleton and Re-
publican Richard Harper Jr.
Supervisor of Elections: Ida Cooper Elliott and Renee S. Grif-
tin, both Democrats.
County Commission, Dis-
trict I: Democrats G. Russell Crof-
ton Jr., David Ray Ard and Joseph
Rickards and Republican Pinki C.
County Commission, Dis-
trict 5: Dlemocrats Bevin Putnal,
and Hank Garrett, and Republican
Dawn Evans Radford.
School Board, District 1,
which is non-partisan: Tom E.
SLoughridge. Abbie G. Shiver and
SyuGeorge W. Thompson.
By Russell Roberts School Board, DistrictS,
non-partisan: Katie McKnight.
Carlton "Carl" Whaley, and Tim Whitehead.
m Superintendent of Schools: Democrats Nina M. Marks and Te-
molyn "Lynn White" Wintons, Republican Denise D. Butler, and run-
ning with no party affiliation is Will Kendrick.
In recent months we've published announcements submitted by a
handful of candidates. If you are a candidate and have not yet submit-
ted your announcement, you can still do that by sending it to Co, or mailing it to me at PO Box 590, Eastpoint,
Fl. 32328.
As I've said before The Chnidcle will not be endorsing candidates.
That's fine at larger newspapers where the editorial writers and the
news editors are different people. But for a paper our size. I wear too
many hats for that.
Good luck to all the candidates. Here's hoping we have civil cam-
paigns, an informed electoral and a good turnout.
Virus alert
I clicked on a link last week that was mina local Chamber of Com-
merce e-ma'll that I'd gotten. Mistake
As soon as the page started loading, an official-looking window
popped onto my computer screen labled Microsoft Security Warning.
complete with a neat-looking shield, saying my computer was infected
and I should download a program called "Antivirus 2009" to clean it
up. I remembered the advice of a computer repairman a few years ago
who said that if I ever get an unsohlicited message like that, DO NOT
DOWNLOAD IT That bit of advice saved me a lot of hassle.
I Googled Anti-virus 2009 and discovered it's actually a virus, so I
dosed everything. Scary stuff.

Protect yourself when you're getting

robbed; this officer certainly did

One thing that a business owner must think
about that doesn't enter the mind of the average
person is getting robbed. Having had experience in
managing businesses for other people, I was aware
of this problem when I opened my own local busi-
ness Eventually I had three cash registers in my lit-
tle ice cream parlor each containing $150 in start up
cash. I know that doesn't seem like much money but
450 bucks is a lot of money to some people. I won't
mention all of what I did in my local business to
protect myself, my wife and the little bit of money I
accumulated daily because it was probably illegal.
The police and all the experts tell you that if
anybody confronts you, don't resist--give them all
your money and
hope for the best.
But after read-
ming a number of
stories about all
the wackos out

there, who rape,
murderer and
kill people just
for the fun of it,
I questioned all
the authoritative
advice. I had a
small baseball

TRie eastpot tr
By Richard E. Noble

bat under each
cash register-along with other things-and I told
my wife that I would be attacking anyone who tried
to rob us. We had an attack plan. I felt that rath-
er than being carted off in the trunk of some in-
sane person's car, shot six times in the face and then
dumped off the edge of a cliff, I would go out fight-
ing. I am very happy to report that no one ever tried
to rob us.
But I have a rather interesting recollection from
my days as a restaurant manager in the "big" city.
I had been instructed by the company to make
daily deposits each evening at the night deposit drop
at the bank. But the local newspapers were full of
stories about people getting robbed in just that way.
On top of that on many occasions, I didn't shut
down the restaurant until as late a two o'clock in the
morning. It didn't seem wise to me to be pulling up
to a night deposit box at two o'clock in the morning
and strolling up to the box with five or six thousand
dollars. I opted to hide the evening deposit in the
floor safe and make my deposits during the day. Of
course, this meant on a long weekend or on holidays
when the banks were closed, I had a lot of money in
my tiny floor safe back in the manager's office.
Things went fine for quite aWhile. But then one
evening I got a call at four or five in the morning. It
was the police. They had been called by the securi-

ty alarm people who gave them my number. They
wanted me to come down to the restaurant as quick-
ly as possible because they felt that they had a rob-
ber trapped inside the restaurant and they needed
the man with the keys.
When I got there the place was surround-
ed-there were cruisers everywhere. The second I
stepped out of my car, I had five guys all over me. I
told them who I was and they brought me over to a
plain-clothed detective. He explained the situation
to me. He wanted me to open the back door with
my key, disable the alarm, and proceed as quickly as
possible to the light switches. I was to snap on all the
lights and the cops would take it from there.
I went over to the back door with the key. I
turned off the security alarm. I opened the back
At this point the detective, or whatever he was,
came up behind me quickly. He put one hand on my
left shoulder and then stuck his revolver arm under
my right arm pit.
"OK, we're going in. As soon as we get in there
I want you to go to the nearest light switch."
I started to move forward as he shoved me from
behind, but then I stopped. I said, "No offense, sir,
but it doesn't seem to me that the person with the
gun should be standing behind me. Shouldn't you
be in front of me?"
He said, "Yeah well, I don't know where the
lights are and what if the guy in there is armed and
starts shooting?"
I felt that was my line.
"That is a very good question," I said.
"Shouldn't the man who has the training in dealing
with this sort of behavior be going first?"
"Well, that's true and normally I would but I
am retiring next week and I have seen too many of
my buddies end their careers just like this. I've been
looking forward to my retirement for a very long
time and I am not about to screw it up now."
Naturally understanding the problems of pro-
fessional working people and compassionate to their
plight, I went forward in the dark with his gun arm
projected from under my right armpit and his body
protected behind my body. I rushed to the nearest
light switch and flipped on the lights.
Just in case you are wondering, the bad guy was
inside but he didn't shoot and I'm still alive. I do
hope my friend the detective had a long enjoyable
and healthy retirement.
RichardE. Noble is a firelanc, writer and has been a resi-
dent ofEastpointfor30years. Hobo-ing America andA
Summer with Charlie are books ,written by him that ate
both for sale on If you wouldlike to stock
his books in your store or business he can be contacted at
richandedwardnobleDgtcom. net or call 850-670-8076.


OFFICE: 850-670-4377
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Volume 17. Number 27 July 4. 2008
Publisher & Editor
Russll Roberts.
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Changes in subscription must he sent to The Chimnicle in
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All contents Copyright 2008
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Page 4 July 4, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

The ranlinChrnic ALOCLLYOWNED NEWSPPER Jl ,208*Pg


Writer questions sheriff's campaign
I'm 69 years old and I ty. Treating everyone fair and im- It was obvious to all present at
thought I had about seen every- partial." thile trial that he meant to make it
thing. Well I hadn't. This is not what I have oh- look like Snyder was guilty. Joey
My wife and I came home served to lie the case. It you were Rowell admitted under oath that
the other day from a trip and at the trial a few months ago that he and lt.t Ronnie Segitee were
found that we had a visitor while involved Hill Snyder and Joey distant cousins although lihe said
we were away. This visitor had ev- Rowell you will know how cra- it had been a while since they had
idently been here to try and per- zy the statement on his card re- been to a family reunion togeth-
suade us to vote for him. Since he ally is. Snyder was charged with el! I'mn not going to go into detail
didn't find us home he left a card battery on Rowell. Mr. Snydei is about what hap ened at the trn-
with a message that said he want- in his late 40s and is handicapped at but witness after witness testi-
ed to be re-elected! On the back while Mr. Rowell is just barely 30 tied that Mr. Snyder was brutal-
of this card this "politician" had and very healthy. ly attacked by Mr. Rowell. When
a list of the promises he made 4 Mr. Snyder hired an attorney the trial was over it was absolute-
years ago and he says that he has and had his day in court. In the ly certain that not only was Bill
kept them! trial it was revealed that Sheriff Snyder not guilty but that Joey
This politicians name is Mike Mike Mock's number one inves- Rowell had brutally assaulted
Mock and as you know he is the tigator, Sgt. Ronnie Segree, did Mr. Snyder! The jury was only
sheriff of Franklin County. Re- not conduct a real investigation, out 15 minutes. I imagine it took
markably one of the things that He simply turned in the state- this long to pick a foreman! The
his card says he has done during ments of a very few people and verdict was as expected. Not
his four years is that he has "up- ignored more than a dozen oth- guilty...
held the office of Sheriff with ers. He also apparently ignored a At the very top of his "Re-
the utmost fairness and integri- lot of audio and video evidence, elect" card Sheriff Mock says
that one of the promises that he
has kept is "Making the Citizens
of Franklin County safe and se-
cure in their homes and making
+ the criminal element feel unsafe
and insecure in Franklin Coun-
ty." Well I'm here to tell you that
after what I witnessed happening
t|*lCO LU to Mr. Snyder I not only do not
\ / feel safe, but I am actually afraid
to call the Sheriff's Department
Sf something happens to me or
my wife' If someone attacks us
and we report it we might get ar-
On July 27th and August 31st rested'
At the bottom of the card
The Trinity Church will hold its that thc Shnriff Ilct on my door
it says "ing a personable Sher-
.:00 a.m. service at Lafayette Park ii to a.ll the citizens of Franklin
Count% .and I- willing to hIsten
it' .tlN ,t' e1 ns 'l h.av', big( ,f
small "
Well Sheriff Mock. I would
ihkc you to hstcn to me I want to
know why you and \our officers
did not apologize to Mr Snyder
after Tfalscly accusing him, and
furthermore why did you not im-
mediately arrest Joev Rowell Af.
ter all, it was revealed at trial that
Mr. Rowell beat Mr Snyder sc-
vcrely enough that he went away
in an ambulance'
Harold Arnold
Lanark Village

Decide to vote this year!

Fourth of July, also known
as Independence Day is a celebra-
tion in the United States to cele-
brate the adoption of The Dec-
laration of Independence, July
4, 1776, declaring independence
liom the Kingdom of Greatl Brit-
aui and the throne,
It is generally a time of pa-
rades, picnics, barbeques, family
celebrations, political speeches,
and fireworks.
A day of general celebration
for all Americans with personal
pride in the freedoms we all en-
joy. We also often reflect on the
history of our country, our flag
and all the patriotic icons, and
feelings one can muster. To many
of us it is an awesome privilege
to live in a place where we are af-
forded those freedoms bought
and paid for by the sacrifices of
others long since gone.
In our own community and
local politics. it is a time when
even Seafood Workers have the
opportunity to have a say in what
matters to them. While it seems
we are often the forgotten peo-
ple, none of the politicians forget
to come and ask for the vote be-
cause the bottom line is that the
votes are what matters. One vote
for or against can determine the
winner and loser in an election.
This time of year I have a
hard time It seems that while
most people have enjoyed the
freedom to vote there are quite a
few who truly believe that their
votc do(s not matter. that no
Inll.tier which w.ia they choose
to vote, "they" whoever "they"
may be. will do what "they" want
to anyway, and put who "they"
want to in there
As difficult as it is to con-
vince some that they are wrong,
it is even more difficult for some
to realize the reason why these
people feel the way they feel.
lHave you ever seen an old dog
that has been beaten, mistreated
or just thrown away? That old
dog would just as soon bite your
hand off with the food you offer,
or crouch down at the very sight
of you. We have all seen it. Have
you ever seen hopelessness in the
eyes of a man or a woman with
calloused hands, when they are
told they no longer have a job?
Have vou ever seen a mother cry.,

The CuLL Iro,

By Linda Raffield
when she sees a son or daughter
taken away in handcuffs? Have
you ever seen the disappointment
in the eyes of someone you love
when you failed to keep a prom-
ise? Few of us, have been so for-
tunate as not to have had at least
some similar witness in our life-
time. When you are dealing with
some people who have their lives
touched by so much tragedy, dis-
appointment, and seemingly un-
fair disadvantages in a lifetime,
it is hard to really consider that
they are made to feel others have
caused this for them. Especially
politicians, with budget cuts, tax
increases, pork spending in the
government, blue collar crime,
social injustice, and seemingly
two sets of laws depending on the
size of the bank account.
There are many reasons for
failed politicians, none more so
than empty promises. Even well-
intentioned politicians some-
times have to compromise to do
what is best for all the people.
There are no easy answers,
no guarantees and no definite
in politics. The best anyone can
hope for is to choose the best per-
son for the job, hopefully one
who will represent all the people
all the time, to best of his or her
ability. That the person chosen
for the job will be qualified, fair
and just at all times.
The key is "they" can't put
anyone in there if "they" are
not the only ones if
you don't like the way things are,
change them. Vote for who YOU
want in there, who will be repre-
sent YOU.
If you really want a reason to
celebrate Independence Day, cel-
ebrate your own independence:
Decide to vote!

Apalach goes electronic

The City of Apalachicola re-
cently converted much of its pub-
lic information to electronic for-
mat for casy public access.
Information such as meeting
dates, agendas and minutes can
now be accessed on the
C'tv's wchbsite www.cityo- In addition,
the website now offers news high-
lights, links to important public
record information and feature
articles on some of the City's dis-
tinctive public buildings and mu-

Visitors to the site can down-
load permit applications, review
the City's land use regulations,
comprehensive plan. historic
guidelines and even review ongo-
ing City Grant projects through
the planning and grants link.
The most recent feature to
the City site involves the creation
of an electronic newsletter. Visi-
tors to the site may sign up for the
free e-newslctter service to keep
abreast of City announcements,
news events and important City
work project information.

W . ,

I wish to say thank you to all the citizens of Franklin County
for being supportive of my continued role as your Clerk of the
Circuit Court. Looking hack over the past four years, I know my
staff and I have strived to make sure your clerk's office is run with
professionalism. We realize we work for you, the public. When
people come to the clerk's office, they arc usually seeking help, and we
are there to assist them. I will continue this path, and I will always
serve you with knowledge, understanding, openness, and integrity. I
appreciate your confidence in me, and I LOVE TI IIS JOB.
Marcia Johnson

July 4, 2008 Page 5

The Franklin Chronicle


Paige 6 July 4, 2008 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER The Franklin Chronicle

Mclnnis isi
On Tuesday, June 24, John
Mclnnis extended his contract
with the City of Carrabelle as city
manager for three more months.
"It was done at their request," he
said Monday. "They will vote on
it at this month's meeting." (That
meeting will be held this Thurs-
day, July 3.)
Word is that statewide ad-
vertising will begin in August for
applicants for the position, with
Mclnnis' present job description,
"I hope they decide on it at this
meeting," he said, "That will put
it into the proper time frame."
It will be interesting to see
who can be found who is quali-
fied for, and willing to do the job
that Mclnnis has performed so
competently and completely for
the city in these past years. With
so many city projects underway,
and further grants under consid-
eration or applied for, it will take
a person of rare skills and expe-
rience to even attempt to fill his
(sooo big!) shoes.
City clock
As mentioned in this col-

n't quite finished yet
so the people of Carrabelle can
enjoy the sound of its tunes, and
Keep track of time on the water-

Arovv(4 CArrabell
By Laurel Newman
umn in the June 20 edition, the
new city center clock was deliv-
ered Friday, June 27. Ace llard-
ware's (George Jackson unload-
ed the two crates from the deliv-
ery truck, and deposited them in
the Veterans Park, where they re-
However, the company's
technician who was to install the
handsome new clock on its equal-
ly imposing pedestal has been de-
layed. Reports from city hall ex-
plain that he had "an emergency"
to attend to, and would soon ar-
rive to set up the $28,000 clock,

Friday the 4th
When the Fourth of July falls
on Friday, as it does this year, it's
not uncommon for the celebra-
tions to continue throughout the
weekend. Enjoy the city fireworks
on Friday evening, and watch the
night skies over the weekend for
the private shows that will be ex-
ploding a bit less spectacularly
than the public display.
Keep your celebrations in
line, and be aware that law en-
forcement olticers will be on the
roads in force this holiday week-
end. The "click it or ticket" cam-
paign is in full force, so always
buckle up. The Florida High-
way Patrol will most likely have
checkpoints throughout the area,
especially on the St. George Is-
land bridge, and on either end of
Carrabelle. Please have a safe and
enjoyable holiday!

Above: George Jackson unloads the Carrabelle Town Center
dock last week. Left: the handsome clock remains in its ship-
ping crate, awaiting the arrival of the company technician.

@2006 DoubeStr, LLC

> Taxes

loss through portability, only
$212,000 actually came off the
rolls as $716,207 remained with-
in the county.
Budget workshops
Commissioners set the dates
for budget workshops in prepa-
ration for the 2008-2009 Coun-
ty Budget which is due October
1. They noted that in addition
to a 10% decline in anticipat-
ed tax revenue, there will be a
drastic decline in state revenue
sharing. The Board will receive
budget workbooks at the July
15th Board meeting. Two bud-
get workshops Are scheduled for
Wednesday, July 23, and Thurs-
day, July 24, beginning at 9 a.m.,
with a third workshop if needed
to be announced. The first day of
the workshops will be for coun-
ty governmental budgets and the
second day-will be for non-gov-
ernmental budgetary items.
The Board needs to plan on
$2-million in expenditure reduc-
tion if the millage is to remain the
same. A proposed budget at this
time does not reflect $2-million in
reductions so there is much par-
ing of the budget to make the ex-

penditures fit with the anticipated
income. Marcia Johnson, Clerk
of Court, told the Board that they
are only half way in paring down
the budget. Not only the Coun-
ty, but Apalachicola and Carra-
belle are all experiencing a reduc-
tion in their tax rolls and paring
of budgets.
Pendleton and Tax Collector
Jimmy Harris told the Board that
they are in need of unbudgeted
funds to pay for three ongoing le-
gal actions brought against the
County by St. James Bay (Golf
Course), St. Joe Co. (Summer
Camp) and the Hernandez fam-
ily. Harris also told the Board that
he anticipates income of approx-
imately $83-thousand from the
sale of County Tax Certificates at
18%. The ad for the sale will ap-
pear soon to notify potential in-
Harris and Pendleton pre-
sented the Errors and Insolven-
cies Roll, which represents the
amount of tax monies that could
not be collected, to the Board for
them to sign. This Roll has been
checked by the auditors and by
law needs the signatures of the
Board members. The motion to
sign off on the Errors and Insol-
vencies Roll for 2007-2008 was
made by Comm. Russell Crofton
and seconded by Cheryl Sanders,
and passed unanimously.




PHONE: 850-962-7894

PHONE: 850-519-7048

Golf Cours Prestigious lot on the 9th tee,
corner lot, reduced to $299,000, owner/agent.

* One Acre, Harbor Road, High & Dry. $89,900.
* 1.97 Acre Homesite, Baywood Estates, Cleared. $98,900.
* *10 Acres in Riverbend Plantation. $225,000.
* 2.53 Acres with Large Pond, Baywood Estates. $164,900.
* *2.2 Acres Creekfront, Victorian Village, Shared Dock, $395,000.
* 1-1/2 City Lots with Riverview. $225,000.



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The Franklin Chronicle A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER July4, 2008* Page 7

July 4th plans, and

observing the

Village idiot

Chronicle Correspondent
The Lanark Boat Club has
been busy getting ready for the
big 4th of July Picnic this Fri-
day at noon till everyone has had
their till of great food.
The picnic is open to the pub-
lic for only $5 apiece. A real bar-
gain for a good time to eat, vis-
it with friends and not have to do
the dishes. The six member kitch-
en crew headed by Wanda Bar-
field will serve an all American
picnic menu of grlled hamburg-
ers and hotdogs with lots of sides,
yummy desserts and beverages.
Village Idiot?
Well, it had to happen as it
does in many villages. We now
have our own Lanark Village id-
iot or fool. The fool, an old man
with white hair, was spotted rid-
ing a malfunctioning red four
wheeler that was spewing forth
clouds of exhaust and fumes as
it sputtered and raced down the
street and across lawns after a
bear that was trying to get away
from the loud smoky menace.
Not only was the fool chasing the
bear as if he were a rodeo rider
rounding up cattle but he had a
child seated behind him clinging
to his back.

The bear dashed frantical-
ly about looking for a way to es-
cape and finally found an open-
ing through a lot that led down
to Ilwy Q8. The fool paused mo-
mentarily in the clouds of smoke
ready to chase the bear across ait
lawn on private property. When
he realized people were watching
him he continued down the street
trying to head oilff the bear at the
next corner.
This fool put the child's life
at risk as well as lus own by chas-
ing and harassing the bear. The
vehicle they were riding on was
not mechanically reliable should
the bear turn on them and they
needed to flee. From the clouds
of smoke and noise the vehicle
emitted it should not have been
driving across private property or
on a public road at all.
It is fools like this harassing
the bears that will cause the bears
to become aggressive Maybe in-
stead of trying to relocate the
bears, fools should be relocated
to where they cannot harm any-
one or anything with their stupid
behavior. Yes, we do get our trash
cans raided and bird feeders emp-
tied but as long as we leave the
bears alone and stay out of their
way we should all be able to coex-
ist herr in I anark

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Cogno's Corner

Answer to question #224 is: True.
In order to become a black hole, a star must have enough mass
so that when it nears the end of its life and fuel begins to run'low,
it will start to collapse. Very masivc stars have so much gravity and
momentum as they collapse, that nothing can stop the collapse
and they become black holes. A number of stars you can see in
a clear night sky are massive enough to potentially become black
holes. Here they are: Polaris, Rigel, Ameb, Alnlan, Saiph, Betel-
geuse, Canopus, Wezen, Aludra, Antares, and Deneb.

Where It's At

1. Bit of verbal
5. Makes better
10. Instrument for a
14. "Bearded" bloom
15. Join forces
16. "Back to you"
17. Top of the
19. sci (coll,
20. Jack Sprat no-no
21. lMuddy up
22. Up-and-comer
24. Ceramist's oven
25. "Get Smart" bad
26. End of one's
31. Like tabloid
33. Thumbs-downs
34. Prefix with natal
35. Till stack
36. Hostilities enders
38. Lasting
39. OCS grads
40. Koko Head island
41. Mean look
42. Yoga posture
46. went
47. The Sweetest
Taboo" singer
48. Big commotion
51. Shop sign abbr.
52. Seashell seller
55. Stoogian assault
56. Fashionable mole
59 Braxton of R&B
60 Photographer
61 San Italy
62 boy!"

63. "A-laying"
Christmas gifts
64. Wilson of
"Starsky & Hutch"

1. Petty quarrel
2. Bocelli delivery
3. Malicious gossip
4. Pompous sort
5. St. Peter's topper
6. Disconnect
7. Iranian money
8 List-ending abbr.
9 Slow leaks
10. Words of
11 Bell-nnging

12. Move, in Realtor-
13. Strait-laced
18. Took a stab at
23. Brewer's need
24. Singer
25. Clove hitch or
26. French seaport
27. Ear's "anvil"
28. Ancient Peruvian
29. Within earshot
30. Ran like mad
31. Veg out
32. lamp_ my
36. Lunch holder
37 Seafarer's "Hey!"
38. gin fizz

64 |
40. Workplace
watchdog org.
41. Lightheaded
43. Perfect world
44. Units of Time
45. Be a snitch
48. Netmen's org.
49. It may thicken
50. Talk wildly
51. Move gently
52. Eject forcefully
53. Order to James
54. School on the
57. Suffix with butyl
58 "Full," at a theater

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at movies
The Carrabelle Branch of
the Franklin County Public Li-
brary will be showing a movie at
10 a.m. on Saturdays. Showing
PG and General Audience films
furnished by Carrabelle Enter-
tainment, it's a great way to start
off a weekend with the kids!
Admission is free, and all
children 12 and under must be ac-
companied by an adult.

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STw9 Cracke4 Pots

W Plant Nursery

SGet your citrus trees a4 palm trees here!
;Located coTer of 1st St an4 Ave. A. Eastpoint

K C.Gene K Strickland Construction
Additions Remodels Repairs
Sun Rooms Screen Rooms Windows
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Decs Boardwalks- Dock


Send details to:
P.O. Box 13557
Denver, Colorado 80201


July 4, 2008 Page 7

The Franklin Chronicle

Page8 *July4, 008A LOALL OWND NWSPPER he rankin hroicl


Offshore, inshore and even
largemouth bass fishing were on
the menu last week,
I had the honor and privi-
lege of having Charles Penny-
cuff, proprietor of Fisherman's
Choice Bait and Tackle in East-
point join Capt. Rick Schmitt
and your reporter on an offshore
trip, 110i depth 25 miles south-
east was our destination. We
stopped near the C-Tower to col-
lect live bait and then headed to
a spot of rough bottom about 10
miles to the southeast. Red snap-
per started biting immediate-
ly on dead cigar minnows and
small live baits and we quickly
had our 2 fish per angler limit of
good-sized fish. The gag grouper
were reluctant to take the baits
but Capt. Rick managed to coax
a 12 pounder up from the depths.
King mackerel were hitting bait
schools all around the Branch Of-
fice and flat-lined dead cigar min-
nows were attacked with reckless
abandon. Three were kept each
around 20 pounds. Some small
mahi appeared around the boat
and we rounded out our catch
with them and some fine 5-.7
pound grey snapper. Charles was
sent home with two coolers full
of fish to feed his family visiting
from Tennessee.
I took home some red snap-
per and made some ceviche, a
dish in which small cubes of fish
are soaked in lime juice, which
cooks them, and mixed with
chopped onion, cilantro sweet
and/or hot red pepper, cucumber
salt and pepper. It's finished after
about an hour of marinating. A
delicious summer treat with chips
crackers and cold drinks.



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Inshore, redfish and flounder
are biting in the St. Marks Riv-
er near the mouth. Caught a 22"
red and a 20" flounder there the
other day using a 3" Gulp! molt-
ing shrimp on a Y4 oz. jtghead
worked slowly near the bottom.
There were a few keeper trout as
well as ladyfish and some sheep-
shead. Still getting reports of sol-
id trout fishing on the grass beds
between Eastpoint and Carra-
Largemouth bass
I went for largemouth bass
with Ron Yurko of Eastpoint who

fishes the FLW pro bass tour. He
took me out in his Ranger tour-
nament bass boat (max. speed
80mph!) and showed me some
areas and techniques for large-
mouth fishing in the Apalach
area. We used 8 Product" pur-
ple plasuc worms fished on Tex-
as rigs and Okeechobee spinner
baits. We each caught a few bass
and Ron "accidently" landed a
20" flounder. Largemouth bass
are just one more great addition
to the fishing paradise that is the
Forgotten Coast.
In other fishing news, trout
are being taken around West Pass
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couple of 15-20 pound tripletail
being caught off channel mark-
ers in the Bay. Spanish mackerel
are pretty well established around
either end of SGI at East Pass
and Sikes Cut. Ladyfish are ev-
erywhere and while they may be
considered a nuisance by some,
please release them unharmed.
Many anglers, myself included,
enjoy catching them. They will
readily strike just about any lure
and put up a fight all out of pro-
portion to their size.
Major bite times:
Fri. July 4-1:44 p.m.
Sat. July 5-2:44 p.m.
Sun. July 6-3:41 p.m.

Mon. July 7-4:33 p.m.
Tues. July 8-5:21 p.m.
Good fishing and tight lines!
Jef fA ,4 a reid aorney and
time fisherman, rides happily
in Eastpoint. Surrounded by some
of the best angling waters anywhere,
he takes fiSl advantage by writing
dUis column for dhe Cornicke and do-
ing Shorelines a Forgotten Coast TV
program, requiring him to fish as of
ten as hecan. When notfishing, he's
talking about ishig. You can con-
tact hins ar dtaS888ao nm

DEP offers free admission to state parks July 13
To celebrate July as Recre- this designation, Florida is waiv- The Family. Friends. Fun. to endorse the national initiative
ation and Parks Month, the Flor- ing admission to all state parks Campaign is hosting events in to connect children and nature,
ida Department of Environmen- on July 13. state parks that appeal to individ. and influence the decline of na-
tal Protection's Division of Rec- "Recreation and Parks Mon- uals and families of all ages and ture-deficit disorder. The ongo-
reation & Parks is encouraging th is an excellent time for fami- interests this July during Recre- ing movement to promote out-
family friendly, outdoor recre- ly and friends to visit a state park action and Parks Month. On Sun- rd Loor activity bookegan with Rich-d
ation with the launch of its Fam- and experience the Real Florida," day. July 13, entry into all 161 inthe Woods Sabing Our Childrmd
ily. Friends. Fun. Campaign to said DEP Secretary Michael W state parks will be free, provid- from Natr-Deficit Disorder which
reconnect children and families Sole, who himself started his ca- ing an opportunity for everyone highlighted the benefits of out-
with nature. reer as a marine biologist working to head outdoors and experience door recreation.
Since 1985, the National in one of Florida's state parks. Florida State Parks. Florida State Parks Director
Recreation and Park Association "State parks provide a mul- The National Park Service Mike Bullock said, "Establishing
has designated'July as Recreation titude of activities that promote and the National Association of a healthy relationship with na-
and Parks Month. To celebrate mental and physical well being." State Park Directors encourage ture during childhood is a valu-
the nation's state park systems able habit..."


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Page 8 July 4, 2008

TI~e rakli Croicl ALOALL ONE NESPPE Juy 008Paem

Florida Forever signed, seagrass bill vetoed by Crist
land will protect our fragile eco- merged land... The provisions in intent to veto HB 7059 has been simply not advocate(
Kendrick had systems and provide more recre- this legislation authorizing the es- made without fully understand- would harm our s
a hand in both national opportunities for our resi- tablishment of mitigation banks ing the wide-reaching scope of resources.
dents and our visitors." on sovereignty submerged lands this good environmental legisla- "The piece of
Gov. Charlie Crist has signed The Florida Forever bill will undermines the protection of tion," Kendrick said in a written tion that brought tl
a bill extending Florida Forever, continue the program through seagrass beds..." statement. "This legislation has tive press related to
the world's largest conservation at least 2018, allowing Florida's An amendment introduced many valuable components that igation banks. It is
land buying program, for an ad- natural resources and wildlife to by Kendrick called for the gover- seek to improve and strengthen note -but often ove
ditional 10 years. continue being preserved through nor and Cabinet to allow private the protection of our state's pre- bill states the Gove:
Rep. Will Kendrick (R-Car- important land purchases. The companies to create sea grass cious natural resources. inet 'may' author
rabelle), was a co-sponsor of the program has been instrumental inutgation banks on satle-owned "While pieces of this legis- banks; it does not
House version of the bill in conserving water and securing land something that has never nation stirred controversy among 'will' and thus is or
But another action of' Kenld the future of the lverglades, been tried before The companies some environmental groups, it and carries no reqi
rick's met a ditlerent tfiar. A bill Giov. Crist vetoed I louse 1ill could sell credits to developers was backed by the Florida De- fact, Governor Cris
that raised the ire of some envi- 7050, relating to protection of who wanted to wipe out sea grass apartment of Environmental Pro- ida Cabinet already
ronmental groups because of an wild and aquatic life. governor r beds along the coast for new de- tection (DEP) and the Florida ity to establish sea
amendment Kendrick introduced Crist vetoed the I1ll, inIIdicat'ing It velopment. Fish and Wildlife Commission tion banks if they
was vetoed by the governor. creates significant risks to Flori- Two state agencies recom- (FWC). These two agencies are if it is in the best i
Of Florida Forever, Crist day's seagrass beds and raises con- mended approval of the bill, but charged with the responsibili- state...
said, "Florida's natural beauty is stitutional issues that outweigh Crist was swayed by environmen- ty of protecting Florida's wild- "Bottom line:
forever linked to our economic the benefits of the legislation tal groups that called for a veto. and plant life and their endorse- icant positive for se
security, so we are wise and pru- In Crist's veto letter, he said, "While I have great respect ment should have carried heavi- tion and far outwi
dent to do all we can to preserve "I have serious concerns over the for Governor Crist and his con- er weight than the protests of the ceived view that thi
and protect her. Continuing the establishment of seagrass mmti- tinued commitment to preserving environmental community. Bot- seagrass destruction
state's efforts to acquire public nation banks on sovereignty sub- the environment, I feel that his tom line: these agencies would igation banking."

Become a member of the Dove Club this year

To me, the best part about
hunting is not harvesting game--
but spending quality time in the
outdoors with good friends and
One of the best ways to do
just that is through dove hunting.
And, with that in mind, it's easy
to see why great dove hunts are in
such high demand but often diffi-
cult to find.
That's why the FWC creat-
ed its Special-Opportunity Dove
Club Program--to offer hunt-
ers the chance of experiencing
exceptional dove hunting on the
state's best public dove filcds
Dove Club permits allow one
adult and one youth (under age
16) to hunt all scheduled dates for
the dove field of their choice. Per-
mits cost only $150 and enable
both hunters to each take a dai-
ly bag limit of birds. There are a
total of eight hunts on all but one
(Caravelle Ranch) of the select-

Oktta the Woods

By Tony Young, FWC
ed dove fields, and all hunts are
half-day and take placed on Satur.
days. starting Oct 4 and ending
Jan 10I
There .are sevenn special-op.
portunity dove fields sc.itterrd
throughout the state, from as far
west as Holmes County in the
Panhandle to as far south as Mi-
ami One of the fields is on Fus-
sell Farm Public
Small-Game Hunting Area

(PSGHA) in Polk County. There
are 13 Dove Club permits avail-
able for the 40-acre field. Anoth-
er field is on Allapattah Flats PS-
GHA in Martin County. There
are 25 Dove Club permits for sale
to hunt on the 100 acres. Cara-
velle Ranch in Putnam County
(40 Dove Club permits for sale)
will also be back this coming sea-
son, and so will Frog Pond in Mi-
ami-Dade County (38 Dove Club
permits for sale).
The three remaining fields
are new, and they are Brown
Farm PSGHIA in Iolmes Coun-
tv (13 1lov Club prnmits for
..lrC). L'ombs ir m I'S(;llA in
Baker County (I 1 ove Club per.
mits for sale) and North Newber.
ry PSGH;A in Alachua County
(18 Dove Club permits for sale).
List year, 1.077 hunters par-
ticipated in special-opportunity
dove hunts, and a total of 2.206
birds were harvested for an aver-

age harvest of a little more than
two birds per hunter.
Dove Club permits go on
sale 10 a.m. (EDT) July 1, and
hunters can purchase these sea-
son passes at any county tax col-
lector's office, license agent, on-
line at or by
calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA. They're sold first-
come, first-served, and the best
fields go quickly, so you better
get a move on. The last day to
buy season permits, if they're still
available, is Sept. 9.
Brochures on each of these
areas are available at regional
FWC ofllices and online at MyF.
WCcom/dove. Also at that Web
address. beginning in late Sep-
tember. hunters will be able to
find the most up-to-date informa-
tion on these seven special-oppor-
tunity dove fields, as well as Flor-
ida's other public dove fields. The
Web site is updated every Thurs-

day throughout the dove season,
and information includes dove
densities, previous weeks' har-
vests and field conditions.
So if you'd like to join the
FWC's Dove Club, you need to
do it in July. Here's wishing you
all luck in drawing the field of
your dreams.
Remember to introduce
someone new to hunting when
you can. As always, have fun,
hunt safely and ethically, and
we'll see you in the woods!
Tony Yousg is an avid sportsman
and natiei Floridian who co-manag-
es the wildlife and timber resources on
,faml property, in Franklin County.
He is the media relations coordinator
for the FWC's Division of Hunting
and Game Management. You can
reach him with questions about hunt-
ing at Toty YoungwiayFWC.corn

Kayakers paddle from Atlanta
BY PAUL PUCKETT 16 portages, with one portage of have been on adventures that in-
Chronicle Corresponeknt 5 miles to get around a series of elude hiking, mountain climbing,
"It will feel good to be in a dams near Columbus. Georgia. and caving all over the USA and
bed in refrigerated air," said Scan Add in a brutal heat index. bugs. in South America. Since begin-
Tisdale as he and his friend Wvy- mosquitoes, and sparse camping ning these ventures together, they
att Pasley arrived at the mouth of conditions, and you have the pic- have been writing their "bucket
the Apalachicola River in their ture. The journey was not an easy list" of activities they want to do
kayaks last Tuesday one at times. before they kick the bucket. Scan
When they arrived in Apala- Scan Tisdale. 47. a retired says the list has grown so much
chicola around midday on Tues- advertising executive, and Wy- that they have had to start sorting
day, they had completed a gru- att Paslcy. 36, a 7th grade gcog- and picking from the best of the
cling journey of 415 miles from raphy teacher. both from Atlan- list I ccalls it "cherry picking,"
Atlanta, kayaking down the ta, have been adventuring togcth- "We'll never get them all
Chattahoochee and Apalachico- cr for several years. They became done," they said. lhey remarked
la Rivers. Beginning on Atlanta's friends and shirttail relatives that their wives were more favor-
north side, just north of the 1-285 when Scan's brother and Wy- able for this journey rather than
bypass, the trip took 17 days and att married sisters. Together they worrying about them stranded on
I 1"112" -llh it fif-7

a mountain soumIVewllerel: in ve.--
ing weather.
Scan and Wyatt didn't just
happen to conime to Apalachico-
la, and it's not Wyatt's first trip.
Ils wife's parents live on Capei
San Blas and he and his wife have
be'cn traveling to the Forgotten
Coast for seven years. This is how
the idea sprouted and Scan and
Wyatt agreed; "Why not paddle
there?" In retrospect, there were
times when the question was
asked. "Are we sure we wanted to
do this?"
One of the more enjoyable
parts of their trip was meeting the
people living, working or enjoy-
ing recreation and leisure along
the river's edge. They were natu-
rally curious what Scan and Wy-
att were doing paddling down the

Scan Tisdale, left, and Wyatt Pasley do a final check of kay-
aks and equipment as they get ready to leave from Apalachico-
la. They will complete this part of their journey at Cape San

river. Some folks were eager to
help out by offering a cold drink,
a beer, or even cooking up some-
thing for them. Scan said that he
was pleasantly surprised by the
genuine friendliness of the riv-
er people, some who had next to
nothing, that would offer to fix
a meal. He remarked that it was
a stark contrast to big city folks
in their "rat race" pace of life.
Seems life is a much slower pace
. along the river.

Late in the morning on
Wednesday, after some sumptu-
ous feasting around Apalach on
Tuesday evening, and a night of
rest in a real bed, Sean and Wy-
att were ready to get on their way.
Although they thought it would
take two more days for the rest
of the journey, the arrived at their
destination just before sunset

Continued on Page 12 l>

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e for a bill that
state's natural

T this legisla-
he most nega-
* seagrass mit-
s important to
lookedd the
rnor and Cab-
ze mitigation
say 'shall' or
inly permissive
uirements. In
t and the Flor-
have the abil-
agrass mitiga-
so desire and
interest of the

his is a signif-
agrass protec-
eighs the per-
s bill promotes
n through mit-

New school issues discussed at Board meeting

Chltnicle Cortespondent
Opening of the new consol-
idated school in Eastpoint high-
lighted a June 26 special meeting
of the Franklin County School
Board held in the Willie Speed
School Board Room.
Board Chairman Jimmy
Gander called the meeting to or-
der and asked if Board member
Denise Butler would be attend-
ing. Superintendent Joann Gan-
der stated she would not be due
to the arrival of a new 9 lb. 6oz,
grandson. Congratulations were
heard throughout the room.
Board member Teresa Mar-
tin asked about an item on the
agenda regarding contracts. Sam
Carnley, Director of Financial
Services, responded stating that
the highlight of the union con-
tract was the agreement to give
the non-instruction personnel ait
$450 bonus and instructional per-
sonnel a $500 bonus,
Ballot questions
Board member David Hin-
ton said that before and after the
recent election in which voters
approved a sales tax to help fund
raises, several voters told him that
the wording on the ballot was not

clear and that for future elections
it needs to be dealt with. He said
that there is a 75-word limit and
that other counties had word-
ed their ballots accordingly to be
better understood by the voter.
Chairman Gander commented,
"That is a very good point, Mr.
Hinton." Mr. Carnley respond-
ed, saying, "that was a question
that we knew would probably
arise." Also, "That was the lan-
guage used by Walton County
and that was the reason for it."
Budget Imbalance
Carnley made a clarification
to item 11, Budget Amendments.
In a previous letter he had report-
ed that there would be an unbal-
ance of general funds of about
$180,000.00, but he corrects that
amount be less than $100,000.
tie further stated that all feder-
al grants will be charged against
the general fund, all revenues that
can be found will be found to re-
duce the unbalance.
Chairman Gander replied
saying, "The fact that there is
an unbalance in anything, is dis-
turbing and that more drastic
steps need to be taken in the fu-
ture." Superintendent Gander
stated that the increase in diesel

fuel was a contributor to this un-
balance. Mr. Gander expressed a
desire to look into a central fuel-
ing area for vehicles saying, "We
don't want to get in a situation
where the buses are having to go
from the new site back to Apala-
chicola to be refueled."
New school Issues
Ms. Martin asked Superin-
tendent Gander how the move to
the new school was coming and
if every one had a room assign-
ment. Ms. Gandei answered say
ing, "I'm not sure everybody has
a1 room0 assignment, but everyone
knows where they are going ito
be." She explained that thile rea
son for the delay in room assign-
ment is that the building has not
yet been released but that every-
thing is going well. She also said
that the bus routes were not yet
Ms. Martin inquired to the
hiring of a new principal. Ms.
Gander explained that she had
conducted an interview the night
before and, if after the reference
checks everything looked good,
she would have a recommenda-
tion, hopefully by July 10, which
is the next scheduled Board meet-

Board member John Rich-
ards inquired as to the sched-
uling of the football season for
next year. Superintendent Gan-
der stated that she understood the
schedule to be completed already.
Richards replied that games had
not been scheduled and that July
was a very late date for this. Fur-
ther discussions on this matter
will continue and possibly be re-
solved by the July 10th meeting,
I linton asked about securi-
ty at the new school. Ie said that
at other schools throughout the
state there is it deputy sheriff on
site after hours. Chairman Gan-
der asked if it were possible for
custodial or maintenance person-
nel to have a 24-hour schedule in
order to serve as a monitor for
security. Ms. Martin added that
she thought the security cameras
were set up for that. Chairman
Gander replied, "They are, but
someone needs to be on site to
monitor those cameras and call
911 at the time the incident oc-
curs." He compared the system
to that of a convenience store, ex-
plaining that the tapes would be
viewed after a security breach
and that if the vandal was wear-
ing a mask or disguise the system
would be of little help.

Superintendent Gander said
that having a custodian there at
night would not help, because
that person is assigned to a specif-
ic job or area. She recommends
that a security guard be placed
on site after hours. Hinton said
that he understands that some
counties actually provide a depu-
ty sheriff with lodging on site in
order to monitor security. Chair-
man Gander reminded everyone
that just like the school system,
the sheriff's department budget
had been cut and that putting a
deputy there would probably cost
more than if a security person
was to be hired. The topic was
set aside for a later date.
In response to a question re-
garding whether a planned open
house had been scheduled for
the new school, Superintendent
Gander replied that a date had
not been set but would be at a lat-
er time. Assistant Superintendent
Clark assured everyone that it
would be publicized and that the
open house date would be posted
on the school web site as well.
The meeting was adjourned
announcing that the next sched-
uled meeting is July 10.

Carrabelle caregivers to be remembered

Chronicle Correspondent
The Carrabelle Historical So-
ciety has been working diligent-
ly to record and document past
events, persons and works for a
Carrabelle museum.
In partnership with Carrai-
belle Cares and the Waterfront
Partnership, it was recently an-
nounced that two new exhibits
were in preparation for display at
the planned museum. The exhib-
its are items that once belonged
to two of the most-beloved care-
givers in the town's history: Miss
Tillie Miller, the nurse/midwife
who spent many years delivering
babies, and providing follow-up
care and medical help to genera-
tions of citizens; and Dr. Richard

Sands, who relocated to Carra-
belle in 1959, leaving a lucrative
Ft. Lauderdale practice to return
to the town he loved.
MIss Tillihe's "medical bag,"
a modest leather satchel that kcon-
tained her supplies and treat.
mnent matrnals, was loc'ated and
now resides (tempor.itly) in there
Waterfront Partnership ollice on
Marine Street, A plaque will be
on the display, dedicating it to
Miss Miller's dear friends June
and Johnnie Brown June Brown
attended Miss Tillic in her final
Dr. Sands' blood pressure
cuff and his diploma from med-
ical school are on display at the
Carrabelle Branch of the Frank.
lin County public library, in the
Historical Society's temporary

"Memory Room," along with a
bnef statement by Judith Sand-
ers. describing the doctor's life
and work. as well as a photo-
graph Dr San&ds was so well-re-
garded in Cartaltvllc that in 197o.
then-mnavor N Cook. declared
July 3 to t "( ;tr( 1I S.Inds.
Jr Apprecai.iton I ).ay'" D Sands
was known fot his low( of school
sports cvcnts. and he showed his
support by giving team members
free physical every year. The
George L Sands field was dedi-
cated to his memory, and is now
the site for a new park and a com-
ponent of the storm water system
that will serve the city
A suitable display for these
exhibits is being sought, and will
become part of the display in the
planned museum

Pmj~ uI OY LAMur L nEcwMrPJ
Miss Tillie's medical bag and

Dr. Richard Sands' diploma
highlights display.

Marvel Heroes

9-DVD box set ($69.98)
Comic book fans will be
glued to their TV screens with
this collection of live-action mov-
ies bringing classic Marvel Com-
ics crime fighters to cinemat-
ic life. Ben Affleck is the blind

martial-arts superhero Daredevil
(2003), Jennifer Garner wipes tip
bad guys as Elektra (2005) and an
all-star young-Hollywood cast
including Hugh Jackman. Anna
Paquin, James Marsden, Jessi-
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as the multi-powered X-Men
and Fantastic Four in five differ-
ent big-screen adaptations. Bo-
nus materials include a reproduc-
tion of two X-Men comic books
from yesteryear, an extra disc of
animated Fantastic Four adven-
tures, another disc of digital com-
ics, and hours of commentary
and featurcttes.

The Jewish Songbook

Various Artists CD
You don't have to he kosher
to enjoy this all-star assemblage
of ,Jewish entertainers singing tra-
ditional Jewish songs, a collection
of 13 tunes ranging from faithful
to funny. Performers include ,la-
son Alexander from TV's Sein-
feld, pop superstar Barbra Stre-
isand, movie funnyman Adam
Sandier, David Letterman's band-

Neil Sedaka and composer Mar-
vin Hamlisch. Whether recalling

the ribald humor of the Catskills
or the reverence of a Sabbath
dinner table, this Songbook is a
heartfelt celebration of a colorful
culture that has long preserved,
expressed and identified itself'
through music.
The Backyard

Birdsong Guide

U- -

Hardcover, 192 pages
See the pretty birdie outside
dinne tabl, thi So -*l*oo ia
hcartelt elebatio of a clrl
cultur thathas log

your window? Now you can not
only identify it, but hear exact-
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interactive guidebook features a
touch-activated electronic sound
module with the corresponding
chirps, coos, shrieks, whistles,
honks, hoots, chirps and other
calls of 75 feathered friends that
call North America home. Close
your eyes, push a button and
you'll swear you're perched on a
I ree branch.

The Muppet Show 3

4-DVD set ($39.99)
How cool were the Muppets?
Cool enough to attract "shock
rocker" Alice Cooper, singing
cowboy Roy Rogers, sexy Raquel
Welch, hilarious Gilda Radner,
Charlie's Angels' Cheryl Ladd
and a host of other all-star guests
to the zany puppet party for the
show's 1978-79 TV season. In ad-
dition to all 20 season-three half-
hour episodes, this collection also
includes a trio of bonus features,
including a documentary on cre-
ator Jim Henson and his fellow
"Muppeteers" at work.

The Franklin Chronicle


Page 10 July 4, 2008

St. George Island Sizzler was correctly named

C/uonicle Cortvlespondent
On Saturday, June 28, The
Tate's Hell Track Club sponsored
the St. George Island Sizzler 5K
Race and One Mile Fun Run for
the benefit of the Franklin Coun-
ty Humane Society.
The 204 runners were siz-
zling, all right, with the heat in-
dex around 92, degrees, even
though a cooling breeze reduced
the impact of the high tempera-
tures on the afternoon runners.
The races drew large numbers
of participants partly because
of their charitable purpose and
partly because they were Grand
Prix events for the Gulf Winds
Track Club, a major Tallahassee
running club. Grand Prix events
award runners with points that
count toward eligibility for a va-
riety of running awards.
Entrants of both sexes and
all ages ran the races, which
were organized by Hobson Ful-
mer, Apalachicola veterinarian
and member of the Grand Prix/
Awards Committee, with the

youngest runner, Ben Wilkins,
who ran in the One Mile Run,
being only four years old. In the
5K event, the oldest, Robert Mor-
ris, signed in at 76 young years of
age and the youngest was Collin
Foster, at six. As a matter of fact,
the 5K run had four runners who
were over 70 and three runners
under ten years old.
As well as many ages, the
runners were from many places.
There was Ashley was from Tal-
lahassee, Misty was from 'homr
asville, tGeorgia, and fhe two
men, Juan and Cainlo, were far
from their home in Columbia,
South America. They were all
very excited about thile event and
ready to run,
Atler the event a post race
party was held at larr y A's, a
popular St. George Island restau-
ra4nt and nightclub, to celebrate
the winners and wind down attet
an exciting and successful ace.
'The top tive winners in
each race are as follows
SGI Sizzler One Mile
(29 finishers):

Ist: Lee Austin
2nd: Jacob Kemp
3rd: Nathan Everritt
4th: Joshua Goodsole
5th: Nate Shafer
1st: Carly Banks
2nd: Morgan Hayes
3rd: Meg Everritt
4th: Caroline Kunetz
5th: Caitlin Pallotta
S 1 Sizzler 5K (175 ini.hers):
lst: Tripp Souilheiland, 23, 16:44
2nd John Robida, 28, 16 48
3rdAustin Stevens, 15, 17 4t
4th, Patrick Swam, 15, 18 15
5th, John Nevels
1st Stephanie Liles, 36, 19.11
2nd: Jane Johnson. 41, 20.41
3rd Olivia Swedberg, 24, 21:19
4th Brook Pace, 29, 22 03
5th: Kirsten Baggen, 41, 22:17

Below: The youngest runner, Ben Wilkins, 4, takes
strength from his dad, Randy, prior to his first big run.
The father and son team is from Tallahassee.

Runners begin the 5K Sizzler on West Pine Street on St. George Island.

The start of the one mile event on the St. George Island Bike Path.

Hobson Fulmer, local veterinarian and organizer of the

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July 4, 2008 Page 11

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A researcher for the Florida Board of Conservation, Oyster Division, prepares a biological
sample of an oyster specimen in a lab. The photo was taken in Apalachicola on Aug. 9, 1954
as part of a depiction of the way oysters are biologically monitored, according to the Florida
Photographic Archives.

D Kayaks

What started out as a plea-
sure and adventure trip, also
turned into something else. Kay-
aking the Apalachicola River wa-
tershed gave Scan and Wyatt in-
sights into some of the problems
related to ecology and the "water
While Scan contemplates
what lie might do with his in-
sights and observations about

The Franklin County Public
Libraries Eastpoint, and Carra-
belle branches will be closed Fri-
day, July 4 and Saturday, July 5
in observance of Independence
Day. Both libraries haiv look
drops located near the front door
and are available 24 hours for
your convenience.
The library's newest addi-
tions include a variety of nonfic-
tion books in Spanish and Span-
ish/English for young adults and
children. The collection includes

titles on animals, insects and plan.
ets, This new collection is locat-
ed in the children's room and can
be checked out by anyone who
has a Franklin County Public
l.hbr.irv c.uld l ib.ui .ld .%TV
available at no charge and can be
obtained at either branch provid-
ed you have a driver's license and
a current mailing address.
The "Whole Wide World
is a Your Public Library" this
summer. Children in kindergar-
ten through grade six are half

way around the world and will be
traveling to the continent of Afri-
ca. Friday, July 11. from 10 00 to
noon at the both library branches
Music. stones. crafts. .nd special
1c.1 1s .iit .all .1 p.t of the Fi ank
lin County Public Library's sum-
mer reading program. Registra-
tion is on going and summer visi-
tors are welcome to travel along
For more information about
any of the programs described
please call 670-8151 in Eastpoint
and 697-2366 in Carrabelle.



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the ecology along the rivers, Wy-
att plans on developing and using
the information from the trip for
his 7th grade geography students.
Sean, who has already carried
out a "green" and ecology-mind-
ed lifestyle in some ways, seems
genuinely concerned about the is-
sues facing the Apalachicola Riv-
er watershed.
Read more about the pair's
observations about the Apalach-
icola watershed in next week's
franklinn Chronicle.

V ith

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Tractor Work Aerobic Sewage Treatment
Systems Marine Construction Septics *
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Utility Work: Public & Private


The Franklin Chronicle

Page 12 July 4, 2008

The Franklin Chronicle A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER July4, 2008* Page 13

Share the beach with sea turtles

Franklin County's oldest res-
idents are once again returning to
area beaches to procreate.
Sadly, all of the sea turtles
that nest in Franklin County are
either threatened or in danger of
becoming extinct. The decline
in the population mainly stems
from human impacts. Protection
of sea turtle nesting habitat, our
beaches, is essential to their con-
tinnled survival. Sea turtles must
come ashore to lay eggs, just as
they have done for millions of
years. What has changed?.....
people have arrived and are also
using these same beaches for rec-
reation. Although the negative
impacts for sea turtles are many
there are some things we can do
on our beaches to share this hab-
itat with our sea turtles: In or-
der to avoid disrupting the nest-

ing sea turtles we suggest the fol-
Keep exterior lights out and
shades drawn between dusk and
dawn. -
Avoid disturbing a turtle
that is crawling to or from the
Avoid shining lights on .a
sea turtle or snapping flash pho
tos. Regular flashlights can dis-
turb sea turtles.
Avoid other nighttime ac-
tivities, such as bonfires, tire-
works, etc. that might prevent sea
turtles from coming ashore.
Take in beach chairs, tents
and toys at night, so a sea turtle
won't get tangled in them.
Fill in any holes you dig on
the beach.
It you are lucky enough to
see a turtle; sit quietly in the dark,

Go to a "turtle talk" and
learn more. Talks are be-
ing offered at no cost.
Where? St. George Is-
land VFD East Pine St.
Fire Station upstairs
When? July 2, July 9),
July 16, July 23, July 30
What Time? 2:30 p.m.

at quite a distance, to watch her
Our sea turtle nests are
marked for protection. Stay well
away from these areas and keep
your pets well away as well.
Discourage others from ha-
rassing any sea turtle or a nest.
Pick up all plastic bags, Sty-
rofoam pieces, balloons, or float-

able debris and place it in a trash
Contact Bruce Dryc 927-2103
or 1-888-404-3922 if you see a sea
turtle on the beach or stranded, or
anyone harassing a sea turtle. Go
to the St George Island Visitors
Center.and see the sea turtle dis-
play and pick-up a free turtle cov-
er for your flashlight. For more
information on sea turtles go to for lo-
cal information as well as links to
other informative websites.
Sea Turtles at Risk, Inc. of-
fers free lighting evaluations and
assistance with sea turtle friendly
lighting to homeowners in need
of this service. To find out more
see our website www.seaturtle- or call Bruce Hall

A I ro se v A s

Alligator Point

Mission by the Sea
Pastor Ed McNeely
County Road 370
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.


Covenant Word Christian
Pastors David & Harolyn Walker
158 12th St.
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Children's Church (2 and up)
First Pentecostal Holiness
Revs. Emory and Susan Roach
379 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Living Waters Assembly
of God
Pastor (Rev.) Lois Long
1580 Bluff Road
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.
nursery provided
Trinity Episcopal Church
Highway 98 & 6th Street
Sunday Worship, 8 & 10:30 a.m.
St. Patrick Catholic
Father Roger Latosynski


Highway 98 & 6th Street
EST. 1836
8:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M.

27 6th Street
Sunday Mass, 10 a.m.
no nursery
First Assembly of God
Rev. Gwinell & David Wilson
267 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship, I1 a.m.
no nursery
Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
Pastor James Williams
233 9th St.
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
no nursery
First Baptist Church of
Pastor Bill Plazarin
46 Ninth Street
Sunday Worship II a.m.
Nursery Provided


Carrabelle Christian
Donald B. Carroll. Sr. Minister
142 River Road
Sunday Worship. 10 a.m.
nursery provided
First Baptist Church of
Mark Mercer. Pastor
206 SE Ave. A

St. George Island
501 E. Bavshore Dr.
.Join us as we praise and
worship the living Christ!

Sunday Bibleh Study 10:00 i.m.
Worship & Praise 11:001 a1m.
Sunday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wed. "Pol\cr Hour" 7:00 p.m.
"Walking in Christ"

Sunday Worship, 10.55 a. m.
nursery provided


Eastpoint Church of God
Pastor Casey Smith
379 Avenue E
Sunday Worship, I a.m. and 6
nursery provided
United Baptist Church
Ps.utor kobby Shiver
Bnan St. and C.C. Land Road
670-5481 or 670-8451
Sunday School. 10 a.m.
nursery provided

Lanark Village

Lanark Community
171 Spring St.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Catholic Church
Father Joseph Ssemakula
2653 Hwy. 98. Lanark Village
Sunday Mass. 10 am.
no nursery

First Baptist Church of
Ochlockonee Bay
Rev .lames 0 Chunn Sr
366 Coastal Highway

Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Panacea Congregational
Holiness Church
Rev. Ronnie Metcalf
1127 Coastal Highway
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
no nursery
St. George Island

First Baptist Church of
501 E. Bayshore Dnve
(on the bay)
Pastor Mike Whaley
Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Children's Worship 11 a.m.
SGI United Methodist
201 E. Gulf Beach Drive
Pastor Themo Patriotis
Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.
nursery provided
Having your main church service
listed is free. To be minded, sub-
mit information by e-mail to info@ or by mail to
P.O. Box 590. Eastpoint, FL 32328.

rJB St. George Island
United Methodist Church


.................. ..... ...................................................
201 E. Gulf Beach Drive on the island
Phone: 927-2088 Web site:
Pastor: Themo Patriotis Dir. of Creative Ministries: Dusty Turner


Questions & Answers
About Our Environment

Dear EarthTalk:
What is "cogeneration" as
a means of providing heat and
-Jerry Schleup, Andover, MA
Cogeneration-also known
as combined heat and power, dis-
tributed generation, or recycled
energy-is the simultaneous pro-
duction of two or more forms of
energy from a single fuel source.
Cogeneration power plants often
operate at 50 to 70 percent higher
efficiency rates than single-gener-
ation facilities.
In practical terms, what co-
generation usually entails is the
use of what would otherwise be
wasted heat (such as a manufac-
turing plant's exhaust) to produce
additional energy benefit, such as
to provide heat or electricity for
the building in which it is oper-
ating. Cogeneration is great for
the bottom line and also for the
environment, as recycling the
waste heat saves other pollutant-
spewing fossil fuels from being
Most of the thousands of
cogeneration plants operating
across the United States and Can-
ada are small facilities operated
by non-utility companies and by
institutions like universities and
the military. For small cogenera-
tion plants-those that generate
anywhere from one to 20 mega-
watts of power-biomass or even
methane from garbage dumps
can be used as a front-end fuel
source, but natural gas is far more
common as the primary input.
For instance, Sunnyvale,
California-based Network Appli-
ance Inc., a computer networking
company, relies on a one mega-
watt natural gas-powered cogene-
ration system to power the build-
ing's extensive air conditioning
needs, and for back-up power for
use during peak demand times.
The company estimates it saves
around $300,000 a year in ener-
gy costs thanks to the cogenera-
tion system.
In another example, Illinois-
based Epcor USA Ventures op-
erates three mid-sized (25 mega-
watts and up) cogeneration power
plants in San Diego to power U.S.
Marine Corps and Navy bases
there. All three plants work in the
same way: Natural gas turbines
drive electrical generators that
in turn exhaust hot gases. These
are then captured to drive a steam
generator hooked into the bases
centralized heating and cooling
systems. Since the systems gener-
ate power to spare, Epcor is talk-
ing with area companies about
kicking in for a share of the steam
to keep their energy bills and car-
bon footprints in check.
Cogeneration is not limited
to stationary power plants. Hon-
d.. is exploring the use of a spe-
ciahzed automotive cogeneration
generator designed to improve
the overall efficiency of hybrid
vehicles by recapturing waste ex-
haust heat from the internal com-
bustion engine and converting it
to electricity to recharge the bat-

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The Franklin Chronicle


July 4, 2008 Page 13

Page 14 July 4, 2008


The Franklin Chronicle

Carrabelle River

Just about one month ago,
on Saturday, May 31, a group of
volunteers gathered at the Water-
front Pavilion on Marine Street,
and spent their morning in the
gradually heating hours wad-
ing the shallows and walking the
shore, picking up a mass of trash
and litter, eventually weighing in
at over 600 pounds of stuff.
Plastic drink bottles, alumi-
num beer and soda cans, glass
bottles, plastic and foam food and
drink containers, plastic bags, old
fishing gear, and traps, all hauled
from the muddy and rocky edges
of the river.
This effort was sponsored
by the Franklin County Dept. of
Solid Waste & Recycling, Keep
Franklin County Beautiful, the
City of Carrabelle, Carrabelle
CARES, and Friends of the Car-
rabelle Waterfront. With all the
city projects underway to beau-

0 the waterfront

By Laurel Newman
tify and revitalize the waterfront,
and all the continuing efforts of'
the Waterfront Partnership to
preserve and restore so many as-
pects of Carrabelle's history, at-
tractions, resources and econom-
ics, there are still those who take
the waterfront for granted, using
it as a catch-all disposal for their
A casual stroll down Marine

efforts erased


Street a few days ago, just to re-
lax and check in on the progress
of the new ramp under construc-
tion at the end of the street re-
vealed that the river's edges and
shallows are host to a new load
of litter. Empty plastic bags, a
hazard to wildlife and unsightly,
float carelessly at the waterline.
An empty insect repellent aero-
sol can floats next to the pavilion.
Foam take-away food boxes keep
company with plastic soft drink
bottles, coffee cups, beer bottles
and a broken fishing rod in the
newly-planted and thriving marsh
grass patch adjacent to the Water-
front Partnership office at the old
Coast Guard dock. A cannon-
ball jellyfish bumped around, ap-
parently trying not to be beached
by the rising tide, hemmed about
with a beer bottle, a piece of dis-
carded fiberglass sheeting, and an
assortment of sunken food con-

All was not quite dismal on
the waterfront. Like many others
who responded to the Waterfront
Partnership's surveys, I like to
watch the birds that flock to the
waterfront, and capture their im-
ages. Luckily, I saw a shorebird
perched on a rock next to the pa-
vilion, who remained while I got
his photograph, peering disdain-
fully up at me while I maneu-
vered to get him in the best light.
There is much beauty and se-
renity on our riverfront, in spite
of the careless littering that would
spoil its charms.
Speaking of water
Did you know that one-third
of the water Americans use dai-
ly is used to irrigate lawns, water
gardens, and maintain landscap-
ing? More alarming, up to fif-
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waste due to over watering, run-
off, and evaporation. With a few
simple steps, we can significant-
ly reduce the amount of water we
use and waste on our lawns and
gardens without compromising
their health or appearance. July
is Smart Irrigation Month, and
EPA is encouraging homeowners
across the country to take a clos-
er look at their outdoor water use.
There are several simple steps
you can take to save watermand
money such as planting native
plants, properly applying mulch,
avoiding watering driveways and
sidewalks, utilizing micro-irriga-
tion (such as soaker hoses), and
in-ground sprinkler systems.
For more information on wa-
tering efficiently, and information
on WaterSense irrigation part-
ners, visit

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The Franklin Chronicle A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER July 4, 2008 Page 15

Peter F. Crowell, CFP, Presents

Weekly economic update for

the week of June 30, 2008

These views are those of Peter Montoya Inc., and not the presenting Represen-
tative or the Representative's Broker/Dealer and should not be construed as in-
vestment advice.
Quote of the week
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without los-
ing your temper or your self-confidence." Robert ln hst
Emotions rattle markets
On Thursday, a confluence of events sent the I )ow Jones Industri
al Average down to the mid-1l1,000s: high oil prices, negative analyst
comments on Citigroup and General Motors, subpar forecasts from
Oracle and Research In Motion, As I larris Private Bank C10 Jack Ab-
lin noted, "This is unfortunately kind of a slack period. We're waiting
for second-quarter earnings."
Stimulus boosts personal spending
On Friday, the Commerce Department issued the May consuln-
er spending data came out-and it
waits all quite positive, clearly re-
tlecting the power of the economic
stimulus checks. Personal spending
jumped 0.8%, disposable incomes
rose 5'7% (the biggest monthly in-
crease in 33 years), and the person-
al savings rate hit 5%, the best num-
ber since May 1995.

Sponsored By
Peter F Crowell, CFP

Oil closes at $140
Oil futures came back down
from a peak of $142.99 to $140.21
Friday. Part of the spike can be at-
tributed to the dollar weakening
against the curo. Crude oil prices

gained 3.6% for the week.
Existing home sales rise 2%
So reports the National Association of Realtors; the 20o increase
for the month of May was aided by a median resale price 6.3%, lower
than a year ago. The inventory of unsold homes diminished by 1.4%
last month.
Wall Street hopes for an ascent
As oil futures rose and gold ended the week at $931 30 per ounce.
the major indexes lost major ground dunng the last full trading week
of the second quarter.
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NASDAQ -12.69 -12.51 +8.50
S&P 500 -12.94 -17.83 +6.19
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Riddle of the week
How can you be behind your brother when he is behind you? See
next week's Update for the answer.
Last week's riddle
A man spends one fifth of the money in his wallet. He then spends
one fifth of what remains in the wallet. He spends $36.00 in all. How
much money did he have to begin with? Anmw r 5100. One-fifth of 100 =
20, so the man is left with S80; then, one-fifth of 80 is 16. so the man is left with
$64 after spending $36 total.
Peter F Crowll is a Certified Financial Planner in Tallahassee and a Frank-
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net, or by mail at PO. Box 590, Eastpoint, FL 32328.
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The US Coast Guard vessel Saginaw, a boating navigation aids tender, lies at anchor at the
Battery Park pier in Apalachicola. US 98 crosses the John Gorrie bridge in the background.

Coast Guard vessel stops in Apalach

Now, there's something you
don't see everyday. A US Coast
Guard vessel tied up at the Bat-
tery Park fishing pier. But sure
enough, there it was; plain as day,
looming large on the waterfront.
The Saginaw, a navigation
aids tender, nudged up to the
Apalachicola pier late Monday,
set her stabilizing piles, put a lad-
der in place to allow its crew to
get off. and berthed down for the

Stops along the way such as
this are an opportunity for the
crew to clear cabin fever from
their head, stretch their legs, and
take in some of the immediate lo-
cal sights. It's called "Liberty."
One of the crew said they heard
there was a good oyster bar in
Apalach. It sounded like they in-
tended to find out for themselves.
Come Tuesday morning, the Sag-

maw will disappear into the bay,
going about her usual duties.
Primary in her list of duties,
the Saginaw maintains boating
navigation aids, including chan-
nel markers, lights, buoys, etc.
This particular vessel is responsi-
ble for an area that stretches from
the St Marks River to Pascagou-
la, Mississippi, including the For-
gotten Coast.

Comfortable 2BR/2BA apartment in Eastpoint.
All appliances, walk-in closet.
$850 per month and $850 deposit.
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Welcome to new Chamber members
Friday afternoon, June 27, a
group of chamber directors and ...
members toured Carrabelle cut-
ting ribbons at new member busi-
nesses. Sheila Hauser, president, .
Suzanne Zimmerman, execu-
tive director and Cherie Woods
of Coastal Community B knk
managed the people movement
to welcome all six new business
es. Othc, attendees and dirwecthts
shown are Skip and Kathy Frink
of The Old Cairahelle lotcel and
Coldwell Banker, Mark WVlbanks
and Mary Wallace of Cook In
surance, NMlarv Claire and Adi t
an Lovell, Ann Wilson of NillC
I lomeCai, Capt. Chester Re-
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Following is the report from
Franklin County Extension Di-
rector Bill Mahan to the Franklin
County Board of County Com-
missioners on Tuesday, June 30.
Florida Fish & Wildlife
Commission (FWC)
Sodlop Season Opesm; The rec-
reational harvest season for bay
scallops begins July 1 and contin-
ues through Sept. 10. Open scal-
loping areas on Florida's Gulf
Coast extend from the west bank
of the Mexico Beach Canal in
Bay County to the Pasco-Her-
nando county line near Aripeka.
Bay scallops may be taken
only within the allowable har-
vest areas. It is illegal to possess
bay scallops while you're in or on
state waters outside the open har-
vest areas, or to land bay scallops
outside the open areas,
There is a daily limit of 2 gal-
lons of whole bay scallops in the
shell or 1 pint of bay scallop meat
per person during the open sea-
son. In addition, no more than
10 gallons of whole bay scallops
in the shell or one-half gallon
of bay scallop meat may be pos-
sessed aboard any vessel at any
You're allowed to harvest

bay scallops only by hand or with to each take a daily bag limit of ulations For Freshwater Fishing: ment Mini-Grant: As a result of
a landing or dip net, and bay scal- birds. Passive fishing gear things like receiving a professional devel-
lops may not be harvested for The seven special-opportu- trotlines, crab traps, bush hooks opment grant from UF IFAS I
A-.AA -R -P ar to pip th~a rth rich 1 dnn IA in I lan diqitin

commercial purposes.
Dove Club Permits Go On Sale
July 1st: Seven special-opportu-
nity dove fields will be open to
the public this season through the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's special-op-
portunity Dove Club Program.
Beginning 10 a.m. (EDT)
July 1, sportsmen can purchase
Dove Club permits by submitting
a completed Special-Opportuni-
ty Dove Club Permit Worksheet
to any county tax collector's of-
fice or authorized license agent.
Permits also can be bought online
at ww. wildlifelicense.con or
by calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA (486-8356), Work-
sheets are available on the Web
at under
Dove Club permits will be
available on a first-come, first-
served basis, and as long as they
remain, the deadline to purchase
them is 11:59 p.m. (EDT) Sept.
The permit allows one adult
and one youth (under age 16) to
participate in all scheduled hunts
(up to eight days) for a designated
dove field. These Saturday half-
day hunts cost $150 and enable
both the permit holder and youth

nty Uove fields are.: brown rarmi
Public Small-game Hunting Area
(PSGHA) in Holmes County,
Caravelle Ranch (Putnam Coun-
ty), Combs Farm PSGHA (Bak-
er County), North Newberry
PSGHA (Alachua County), Al-
lapattah Flats (Martin Coun-
ty), Fussell Farm PSGIIA (Polk
County) and Frog Pond (Miami-
Dade County).
Dove hunting opportunities
are in high demand, and these
special hunts provide the perfect
social setting for friends and fam-
ily to hunt together. Interested
hunters are encouraged to pur-
chase permits early because the
most popular fields sell out fast.
And hunters who purchase these
season-long permits save more
than half the cost of buying indi-
vidual daily dove permits for the
Daily dove permits cost $35
and enable one adult and one
youth (under age 16) to hunt to-
gether on one half-day hunt but
allows only one bag limit of birds
between the two hunters. Daily
dove permits do not go on sale
until Sept, 18. For more infor-
mation on these great public land
dove hunting opportunities, click
on MyFWC.comLdove.
Newt Passnv Fishing Gear Reg-

ianU ULoter UceVIces t Lat catc.L ii
in fresh water while the fisher-
man isn't present-have to be
tagged with the owner's name
and address under a new rule.
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) adopted new rules in re-
sponse to public requests for
tighter management of passive
gear to reduce the loss of fish and
wildlife caught by lost or aban-
doned gear and to reduce naviga-
tion hazards for vessels. It will en-
able FWC officers to identify and
remove lost and abandoned gear
and illegally used gear.
The new tagging requirement
applies to commercial and rec-
reational trotlines, bush hooks,
set lines, wire traps, slat baskets,
hoop neqs, minnow lift nets, eel
traps/pots, blue crab pots, Caroli-
na-pots and shotgun pots. It does
not apply to hand-held gear, such
as a rod and reel.
Also, the new rule does not
include specifications for tagging
passive gear, except to say the
owner's name and address must
be legible. The new rule applies
only in fresh water. Saltwater
fishing is subject to other rules.
UF-IFAS Extension
UF-IFAS Professional Develop-

penti.J -'uays ijreanc vis.itng
with researchers at Marine Re-
search Centers, Ireland Ag Ad-
visory Service faculty, private
aquaculture operations, commer-
cial & recreational fishermen and
with the members of the County
Donegal Community Develop-
ment Group who toured Frank-
lin County 2.5-years ago. County
Donegal is the most rural county
in Ireland (population 160,000)
and they are attempting to deal
with many of the same issues we
face here in Franklin County i.e.
declining commercial fisheries
due to inexpensive imports, regu-
lations/EU quotas, skyrocketing
fuel costs, increasing tourism and
land costs. They hope to make a
return visit to Franklin in the next
year or two.
4-H County Camp: Registra-
tion for our annual 4-H County
Summer Camp continues. The
camp is the week of July 14th -
18th at 4-H Camp Timpoochee.
We will again be camping with
Covington County, AL and Wal-
ton County, FL. We are the only
multi-state summer 4-H camp
held during the summer. If you
would like additional informa-
tion about summer camp, please
give me a call at 653-9337.


and that the bear cou
the four miles to land.
"At that point, I
go in after the bear,
said. "I wanted to kee
swimming into deeper
The animal was
yards from shore when
into the water.
"I was in the water
toward the bear, trying
him from swimming
water," Warwick said
now losing function (
the drugs) in his arm
and was obviously in i
Warwick said h
splash and create cor
an attempt to get the b
back to the shore.
"Instead, the cI

fused bear looked at me as if he
o Bear was either going to go by. through
ROM PAGE 1 or over me . and at times he
civln Iloked .as itf he Just go.
uldn't swim lng to climb on top of me to keep
from drowning."
decided to Warwick said that after a few
Warwick minutes the bear reared up on his
Wap him from hind legs as if to lunge at hun. but
p water m from instead fell straight backwards
about 25 and was submerged.
Shejumped "At that point 1 knew I had
n hejump to keep the bear from drowning."
swimming he said. "After a few seconds the
Sto prevent g bear popped his head up out of
g to prevent the water and thrashed around a
into dee per bit, but could obviously no longer
I. "He was
an effect of keep his head above water."
is and legs, Warwick kept one arm un-
distss." derncath the bear and the other
ie tried to gripping the scruff of its neck to
motion in keep the bear's head above water.
ear to head Warwick said he walked barefoot
over concrete blocks crusted with
eIarly con- barnacles in the 4-foot-deep wa-
ter as he tried to guide and use the

water to help float the bear back
to shore.
lIc said he cut his feet on the
b.unac-'s and the bhear s'.cratched
him once on the fot. but he wias
otherwise uninjured,
Area resident Wendy Chan-
dler said Warwick looked like a
lifeguard, pulling a tired swim-
mer to shore
Dunng Warwick's trek,
FWC Officer Travis Huckeba
and a bystander with a boat ap-
proached Warwick and the bear
in the water. The bear was star-
tled and Warwick lost his grip un-
til the boat backed off.
Warwick said the bear's
buoyancy made his job less diffi-
It's a lot easier to drag a bear
in 4-foot water than move him on
dry land," he said.
When Warwick and the bear
made it to shore. "A bystander ar-
rived out of nowhere with a back-

hoe and, with some assistance,
we were able to load the bear into
the bucket and then into an FWC
truck." Warwick said.
Thad Brctt, a general con-
tractor who lives in the area and
had a backhoe for work he was
doing to his house, said his wife
had seen the commotion and told
him Warwick was trying to get
the bear out of the water.
"I knew how hard it would
be to get that bear out," Brett
said. "I could see he was about
waist-deep in the water, and I
came down with the backhoe."
Brett said he positioned the
bucket of the backhoe in the wa-
ter so the bear could be lifted out
and moved to the truck bed.
"It's good to have good guys
like (Warwick) around," Brett
said. "We're real glad to have the
FWC come out and help us with
these bears, and we were real glad
the bear was going to be relocat-

The bear was transported to
the FWC Tate's Hell office and
Warwick and FWC's Ron Copley
relocated the bear to the Osceola
National Forest near Lake City.
"He was going up under peo-
ple's houses, probably trying to
cool off," Chandler said. "Kids
were going up and down the
stairs and anything might hap-
pen. We're all pulling for the bear
to get adjusted in his new home."
When FWC press officers is-
sued a press release on the rescue,
newspapers and television net-
works across the world picked up
the story. He was interviewed on
several network TV shows, and
newspapers as far as Australia
ran the story and photos, which
were taken by Alligator Point res-
ident Becky Bickerstaff. -

State's new saltwater reptile is the loggerhead turtle

Starting July 1, the logger-
head sea turtle is the official Flor-
ida saltwater reptile.
According to the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), the logger-
head sea turtle (scientific name:
Carctta caretta) is the most com-
mon sea turtle to nest along Flor-
ida's coast. Its designation as the
official Florida saltwater reptile
recognizes this threatened spe-
cies at a time when loggerhead
nest counts are down.
Typically, about 90 percent
of loggerhead nests in the United
States are in Florida. Almost half
the loggerhead nests in the world
occur on Florida's beaches.
Over the past 19 years, Flor-
ida's loggerhead sea turtle nest
counts have declined 37 per-
cent. The species nests from late
April until September in Flori-
da. Hatchlings emerge after in-
cubating in warm sand for two

The FWC credits students
from the Florida State Universi-
ty School's Middle School Sci-
ence Honors Class for pursuing
the state symbol designation dur-
ing the 2007-08 school year and
the 2008 legislative session.
The loggerhead sea turtle was
one of four symbols the students
proposed for addition to the state
list. Working with State Repre-
sentative Curtis Richardson (D)-
Tallahassee), the students pro-
vided information and answered
questions regarding the symbols.
Richardson amended an already-
existing state symbol bill to in-
clude the loggerhead sea turtle.
The FWC's Imperiled Spe-
cies Management Section admin-
isters protection and conservation
of Florida's sea turtles with fund-
ing from a sea turtle specialty li-
cense plate, which also features a
loggerhead hatchling, and from

annual sea turtle decal sales.
FWC staff assists with re-
search, recovery, beach construc-
tion permit review, lighting is-
sues, educational materials and
administration in addition to co-
ordinating a network of volun-
teers around the state who record
and monitor sea turtle nests dur-
ing nesting season.
Sharing the beach
If you happen to see a nest-
ing sea turtle while you are on
the beach, stay behind her and at
such a distance that she cannot
see you.
Keep your distance.
Remain quiet.
Keep all lights off (flash-
light, flash from cameras or vid-
cos) unless you have an approved
filtered light source.
Avoid excessive movements
on nesting beaches.
Give the turtle space to re-

turn to the water and do not hin-
der her progress.
Understand that digging up
eggs, interfering with nesting (be-
fore, during or after nesting) or
sitting on sea turtles is harmful to
sea turtle survival and is illegal.
Report sea turtle harassment to
the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline
Sign up for FWC-sanctioned
guided sea turtle watches so you
don't unnecessarily disturb nest-
ing sea turtles,
Before nightfall, remove
beach furniture and other obsta-
cles on nesting beaches.
Keep the beaches clear of
plastics and debris, especially
near the dune line.
If you like to dig large holes
or moats when you visit Florida's
beaches, excavate close to the
surf line and fill the holes back in
before you leave the beach.
Keep your pets leashed if

you walk your animals at night
on beaches where pets are al-
Turtle Tidbits
The turtle is named for its
large head, which may be 10-12
inches wide.
Powerful jaw muscles en-
able the loggerhead to crush
heavy-shelled clams, marine
snails, horseshoe crabs and crus-
Loggerhead turtles reach
maturity after 20-40 years and
could have a lifespan of 70 years
or more.
Adult turtles weigh 200-350
pounds and measure 4 ft. length.,
Hatchlings are 2 inches
Most loggerheads that nest
in Florida are found from Volusia
to Broward counties from Mon-
roe to Pinellas counties Franklin
County west.


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Please make certain you have your waiver signed and your Info
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