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Owners file demolition application for Biltmore By BRIAN GOFFLARGO As expected Largo commissioners agreed to a millage rate for the new fiscal year and to the budget which it represents. The millage rate is set at 4.999 and the total budget is just under $138 million. Budget manager Amy Davis told the Commissioners at a special meeting Sept. 20 that the 4.999 rate is an increase of about $42 a year for the average homeowner. She said the increase was necessary because in the past five years property taxes had dropped by 31 percent and other revenue sources hadnt kept up either. Largo resident Michael Reichold spoke in favor of the increase. My condo value has dropped to half the value of my mortgage, he said. But still I dont want to see any layoffs or any more cuts in services. I support the increase. On the other side of the argument was resident Geoff Moakley. The downturn in our economy wont end anytime soon, he said. We still have more people on staff than we need. We need to hold the city managers feet to the fire; the city should not be giving out automatic pay raises. In response to that Mayor Pat Gerard said the city does not give out automatic pay raises: In fact our employees have not had a raise in three of the past five years. Commissioner Curtis Holmes was the only commission voice against the increase. I noticed today gas has gone up 5 cents a gallon, he said. It is the folks we have to think about. We can try to disguise this any way we want, but if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it is a tax increase. I will vote no on this again. Commissioner Robert Murray disagreed. See BUDGET, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . .10A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4,8B Community . . . . . . . .12-13A County . . . . . . . . .2-3,6-8A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Pets of the week . . . . . . . .13A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Outdoors . . . . . . . . . .11A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .9A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising COUNTYFunding approved for Pinellas HopeAfter years of one-time funding approvals, the campsite serving 250 homeless individuals became part of the regular budget when commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Catholic Charities Sept. 18. The county first funded a five-month pilot program in December 2007, and when the program proved successful, continued one-time approval of additional funds in fiscal year 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. Throughout the years, the county has allocated more than $2.7 million. ... Page 3A.Precinct specific samples available Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark announced that precinct specific sample ballots for the Nov. 6 general election are now available online. These precinct specific sample ballots will allow voters the opportunity to determine which candidates they will be eligible to vote for in the Nov. 6 general election, Clark said. Voters can simply visit our website at www.votepinellas .com and click on Find Your Precinct. The deadline for voters to change their political party or register to is Oct. 9. Voters can register to vote and/or make party changes by completing a voter registration application. Applications are available at any Supervisor of Elections office, Tax Collector office, public library, government office handling social services, or online at www.votepinellas.com. Some public libraries have evening and weekend hours. All voters can vote by mail. To request a ballot by mail, or for more information call 464-8683 or visit www.votepinellas .com.Largo commission adopts budget, millage rateCounty Commission OKs budget, tax rate New rate set at 5.0727 mills ... Page 4A. Artists include Mindi Abair, Bonnie Raitt and Maia Sharp. ... Page 1B.Annual Jazz Holiday slated for Oct. 18-21 at Coachman Park Volume XXXV,No. 10 September 27, 2012 www.TBNweekly.com 9612727-725-1052 2547 Countryside Blvd. #5 www.customhairtampabay.com Look Good All Summer Long!$50 OFF Any Full WigCustom Hair & Wigs 030112BACK AND NECK PAIN TREATMENTAUTO ACCIDENT INJURIESLow Back Pain Neck Pain Disc Problems Headaches Gregory Hollstrom II, D.C. Brian Rebori, D.C. 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 Learn More at: www .DrGregHollstrom.com 12046 Indian Rocks Road, Largo 727-595-1222 www.VONailsAndSpa.comFACIALS SPA THERAPY WAXING NAILS AND MORE Not available with other offers. Expires 10/15/12Full Set or Spa Mani-PediNot available with other offers. Exp. 10/15/12083012 We Offer SHELLAC for Natural Nails20% OFF All Services for New Clients.$500OFF Happily ever afterPhoto by JAY RICHMONDBeeBee, left, and Beaudhi were one of 10 pet couples who were married on Sept. 23 at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in the Pamper Yourself, Pamper Your Pets Pet Wedding event to raise funds for the Humane Society of Pinellas. BeeBee is a retired racing dog who was rescued by Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions. Beaudhi was bred to be a race dog, but as a young pup, his mother rolled over on him and broke his rear leg. He had major surgery to correct his leg and is now stronger than ever. Both have been adopted but continue to represent the organization. At the event, there were vendors, music and a wedding cake for both pets and people. By BRIAN GOFFBELLEAIR The owners of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel filed another application Sept. 21 for a permit to demolish the historic landmark. In the five-page cover letter that accompanied the application, the owners of the hotel, the Ades brothers of Miami, indicated they were filing for the permit because the potential new owners of the property, Miami Architect Richard Heisenbottle and his group, defaulted on their contract to buy the property because they were unable to come up with the money. The letter states BBP (Heisenbottle) was unable to close on the loan and defaulted on the contract. BB Hotel (Ades brothers) even provided an extension at no cost which was not required by the contract but BBP was still unable to close on the loan. Despite that Richard Heisenbottle said the application will not inhibit him and his partners from proceeding with their efforts to buy the property. This has no effect whatsoever on our plans, he said. We are proceeding with assembling our capital stack; the process is taking longer than we thought. We just finished getting our tax exemption from the town. Heisenbottle said he was not bothered by the demolition application. They were kind enough to tell us in advance that they were going to do it, he said. They have to keep things moving because if this sale doesnt go through then they have to move on and this is a lengthy process. Belleair Town Manager Micah Maxwell confirmed the process could take a while. We have 20 days to review the application to make sure it is complete and another 30 days to review it for content, he said. After that there has to be a public meeting with the Historic Preservation Board and another public meeting with the commission. It See BILTMORE, page 4A By AMY HECKLERLARGO Superheroes are in the making at the Highland Recreation Center. Peter Pachoumis, award-winning illustrator and comic-book artist, is at the recreation center teaching comic art classes to hopeful cartoonists. The month-long classes started Sept. 5. Sketching the cover for his original comic book, stuAspiring cartoonists get lessons from a master This illustration by Peter Pachoumis promotes his classes at Highland Recreation Center.dent Harry Haddad, 12, described his illustration of Robotman perilously close to being dipped in acid. An evil scientist created the Robotman but wasnt happy with his creation. Now the scientist is Robotmans mortal enemy, he said. Pachoumis smiled and responded to his students work, saying Hes incredibly fertile with creation. Passing on his knowledge of the craft is important to Pachoumis. I love it, he said, when asked about teaching his skill. His background includes work with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, McDonalds and work on the blockbuster movies Star Wars and Terminator. The beginning and intermediate classes at the center cover the basics of drawing to learning storytelling. Students have the opportunity to create their own comic book from cover to story, improving upon their skills as they progress through the class. Learning storytelling is important, said Pachoumis, There is art in a sequence to telling a story. And the illustration is just as important he stressed. Before you break the rules, you have to master them. For example, when drawing a bouncing ball the animator knew the ball had to be round. When he draws the sequence of the ball hitting the ground: it is round before it hits the ground; elongates and stretches as it hits the ground; scrunches when it hits the ground; and then reverses this process as it bounces up. The kids are having a blast and the parents are happy, said Christina Heubel, program planner for the Highland Recreation Center. Heubel initiated the cartoon art classes when a colleague approached Heubel and informed her about Pachoumis work with children at Prodigy, a center for at-risk youth in Tampa. She then asked the local artist if he would teach at the Highland Center. Some of the class participants said they are taking the class, just for fun, but others foresee a career. Illustrator careers are a viable industry. Many of the recent blockbuster Hollywood movies are based on comic book superheroes and require a penciller to start the process. This skill is also needed in advertising agencies, books, magazines and websites. Pachoumis recommends that one should have a love for it then study and learn from everything. Classes are held at the Highland Recreation Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE. A beginners class for ages 7-12 is held on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A class for intermediate to advanced students is held on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The monthly cost is $32 for residents and $40 for nonresidents, plus a onetime $30 material fee. For more information, call 518-3016.Photo by AMY HECKLERPeter Pachoumis gives pointers to student Sean Griffin, 13, on his drawing at the Highland Recreation Center. Throw everything into the scene that will help sell the concept. People need to believe it, Pachoumis said. Curtain CallEarly Bird Dinner Theatres production of Moon Over Buffalo runs through Oct. 27, at the Italian American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. See the review of the performance. ... Page 4B.ENTERTAINMENT VIEWPOINTSPierre TristamPartisanship and divided government balance interests, columnist says. Page 9A.
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Bostock asked that the question be split into two parts the money and the time to give her an opportunity to vote yes on the leave. Estimated cost of the supplemental pay is $3.5 million. County Administrator Bob LaSala suggested taking the money from the Service Level Stabilization Account, which was built up to help bridge the budget gap as the economy began to level out stabilize. Commissioner Karen Seel pointed out that 60 percent of the countys employees make less than $50,000. Theyre not getting enriched by serving the public, she said. County employees havent had a pay raise in four years and some have gone five years without a bump in pay. The notion came up to provide the supplemental pay at the Sept. 6 meeting after news got out that the sheriff was giving his employees extra pay. The commission conceded they needed to do something for the rest of county employees. The extra pay and time off does not apply to elected officials. All full time employees on active status who have been employed at least one year as of Oct. 30 will receive the one-time check of $1,200 and 24 hours leave. Part time employees will receive a pro-rated share based on the number of hours they work. Commissioner Norm Roche brought up the subject of fairness and asked if administrators could be flexible in giving out the extra money. He brought up employees who had worked one year and only one or two days more. LaSala said personnel rules would take care of those situations. Bostock said she understood and was concerned that county employees have not had a raise in four or five years. A lot of people in the community are in the same place, she said. She suggested that employee pay be discussed during the budget process next year. LaSala said since the sheriff was required to negotiate labor contracts each year, he would be at a disadvantage at the bargaining table if he talked about changed in employee compensation as part of his budget request. It could put him in a difficult position, LaSala said. But there has to be a way to avoid this difficult situation, Commission Chair John Morroni said.County employees get cost-of-living disbursementST. PETERSBURG For nearly a year, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has been setting monthly ridership records. Along with that increased ridership comes the side effect of more trash at bus stops and transfer centers. Its been a challenge, said PSTA Facilities Maintenance Manager Kevin Hoyt. Keeping the bus stops clean is very important for our riders and for the communities we serve. These innovative compactors are the perfect solution. Hoyt is talking about 14 new solar-powered trash compactors that the agency just installed at various locations throughout the county. Manufactured by Big Belly Solar Inc., the compactors harness the power of information technology and renewable energy to help reduce the need for costly trash pickups. Inside these state-of-the-art, solar-powered trash cans, a sensor keeps track of how full the container is and automatically goes through a compaction cycle when needed. Once the can is full and can no longer be compacted, it sends an email to PSTAs Facilities Maintenance department telling staff its ready to be emptied. This very specific, real time notification means that our crews can pinpoint pickups and make their rounds with greater efficiency. Officials say that just two of the BigBelly cans at a busy transfer location can take the place of four regular cans and reduce the number of times the can needs to be emptied from once a day to twice a month. When the cost of the cans is paid, officials say they will save taxpayers more than $9,000 a year per location in maintenance costs. The BigBelly compactors can be found at PSTAs facilities at 34th Street, Gateway Mall, Park Street Terminal, 75th Avenue and Gulf Way, Clearwater Mall, Grand Central Station and Ulmerton Road and 49th Street. Agency officials plan to purchase about 70 more of the compactors over the next few of years and are looking forward to the added savings. For more information about PSTA, visit www.PSTA.net or call the PSTA InfoLine at 5401900.Agency invests in solar power to keep stops clean This solar trash compactor recently installed at a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority transfer station is saving on cleaning costs. One compactor can replace four regular trash cans and requires emptying twice a month instead of once a day.TALLAHASSEE Within 60 days of a decision letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, victims of Tropical Storm Debby can ask the agency to review their cases again. Victims may ask for another review to appeal the amount or type of help provided or any other decision about federal disaster assistance. Before asking for an appeal, victims should review the Help After a Disaster applicants guide. The guide was mailed to each applicant but also is available online at www.fema.gov/ help-after-disaster. When appealing, applicants should explain in writing why they disagree with a decision along with any new or additional documents supporting the appeal. Appeal letters for Tropical Storm Debby also should include: Federal disaster declaration number 4068-DR-FL on all pages of documents Applicant information, including, nine-digit FEMA application number on all pages of documents, name, date and place of birth and address of the damaged dwelling Copies of verifiable documentation that supports the appeal. All receipts, bills and estimates must include contact information for the service provider. Keep all originals for your records. A copy of a state-issued identification card, unless the letter is notarized or includes the following statement: I hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. The applicants signature Mail the appeal letter to: FEMA, National Processing Service Center, P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055 Applicants may fax their appeal letter to: 1-800-827-8112, Attention: FEMA It is important to have appeal letters postmarked within 60 days of the date on the decision letter. 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After years of one-time funding approvals, the campsite serving 250 homeless individuals became part of the regular budget when commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Catholic Charities Sept. 18. The county first funded a five-month pilot program in December 2007, and when the program proved successful, continued onetime approval of additional funds in fiscal year 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. Throughout the years, the county has allocated more than $2.7 million. The agreement between the county and the nonprofit charity promises an additional $500,000 in taxpayer support for fiscal year 2012-13. At Pinellas Hope, homeless adults singles and couples are housed in tents. Children are not allowed. The facility does not serve families. Small houses are provided to those recuperating from surgeries, hospital stays or with other special needs. The program has proven to be a relatively low-cost solution to getting homeless people off the street and to work with them on solving the issues that caused them to become homeless, according to a report from Gwendolyn Warren, director of Pinellas County Health and Human Services. Pinellas Hope offers temporary housing, help with employment, access to health care and other assistance. It provides a safe environment for the working homeless to become self-sufficient again. This funding will enable the program to continue providing this valuable service to our citizens, Warren said. The $500,000 will be divided up into 12 monthly payments to go toward expenses incurred the month before. The money can be used to pay for utilities, food, consumable items, such as paper plates, napkins, bathroom supplies; bus passes and transportation; tents, clothing, blankets, tools for work; as well as staff salaries and benefits. The agreement specifies required reporting standards and requirements for data sharing and audits among other things. Pinellas Hope also receives funding from some municipalities, including Largo, Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg. The bulk comes from the Diocese of St. Petersburg and other Catholic charities. Commissioner Nancy Bostock said she preferred the funding to be part of the regular budget versus continuing one-time funding; however, she cautioned that only priority items be built into the front end. Commissioner Ken Welch agreed it was better for the money to come out of the regular budget rather than non-recurring funds. We made a mistake in calling it one-time funding, he said. In related matters, the commission: Approved renewal of $351,650 in social action funding withCounty approves funding for Pinellas Hopeseveral nonprofits that serve the health, economic or social wellbeing of the countys adult population. For fiscal year 2012-13, the St. Petersburg Free Clinic health center will receive $25,000, and $30,000 each will go to Religious Community Services food bank, the Salvation Army low income food services, St. Petersburg Free Clinic food bank, Operation Hope of Pinellas HIV/AIDS Treatment, Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center food bank and Daystar Life Center basic needs assistance. Another $40,000 will be allocated to Society of St. Vincent de Paul food center, $18,000 to Suncoast Epilepsy Association disease case management and $13,650 for Community Law Programs housing preservation. The largest sum, $75,000 will go to Neighborly Care Network for nutrition services for the elderly (Meals on Wheels).TAMPA The Southwest Florida Water Management District is seeking public input about the order in which minimum flows and levels for lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers in the district will be determined. 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Briefs4A Leader, September 27, 2012 BUDGET, from page 1APeople have said to me that they do not want any more services cut, they want their services maintained. I think this is the way to go. We need to persevere and not have to endure cuts year after year. The millage rate of 4.999 passed by a vote of 6 to 1. Holmes was the lone dissenter. Holmes was joined by Commissioner Michael Smith opposing the budget amount of $138 million. In introducing the budget, Manager Amy Davis said this was the sixth consecutive year that the budget had been cut. She said the amount included a $2.5 million reduction and 22 staff positions spread over all departments. Resident Robert Hunsicker, who is running for City Commisson Seat 4, was against the budget. Taxes are going up at a time when we are cutting our public safety positions, he said. We should take the Largo golf course and sell it to private interests or at the very least make it self-sustaining. Commissioner Holmes agreed. The problem with the budget as I see it is that we are still funding a lot of entertainment, he said. We have cut fire positions, we have the lowest ratio of police officers per population in the Bay area, yet we are still funding these entertainment venues. If we had the money I wouldnt mind, but we dont. Commissioner Michael Smith said he opposed the budget because of the shortfall in staffing at the Fire Department, particularly cutting the per shift manpower at Station 43 down from 4 to 3. I will have to vote no on this, he said. The budget passed 5-2 with Holmes and Smith dissenting. The commission unanimously passed the budget for the West Bay Drive Community Redevelopment Agency. Florida law dictates that a CRA, while part of the incorporated city, must have a separate budget. That budget for the upcoming fiscal year is $531,500. Just before she adjourned the meeting Mayor Gerard remarked: Im hoping that the light at the end of the tunnel is actually a light at the end of the tunnel. By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County is ready for its new budget season, starting Oct. 1. Commissioners approved millage rates and budgets for fiscal 2013 at a final public hearing Sept. 18. Not all the approvals were unanimous, but long-time commissioners sustained their majority, pushing through the more controversial increases for the general fund and emergency medical services. Commissioner Norm Roche voted against almost every increase on the agenda. His motion to freeze all budgets and millage rates died for a lack of a second. Commissioners Nancy Bostock and Neil Brickfield joined with Roche in voting against many increases, including the rise in the general fund millage from 4.8108 mills to 5.105 mills. Combined with the millage rate for the health department fund, which did not go up, the countywide millage for fiscal year 2012-13 is 5.0727, a 1.75 percent increase from the rolled-back rate. A mill represents $1 of tax assessment per $1,000 of assessed property value. County Administrator Bob LaSala said the tax increase was needed to pay for an unanticipated increase in Medicaid billing from the state. Bostock and Roche also voted against the final countywide general fund budget of nearly $470 million. Bostock, Brickfield and Roche voted against the millage rate increase for the Emergency Medical Services Authority. The rate of 0.9158 mills is a 5.29 percent increase over the rolled-back rate of 0.8698 mills. The current year EMS millage rate is 0.8506. LaSala said the rate hike was due to the rising contract costs for ambulance and first responder service. Bostock and Roche also voted against the EMS budget of just over $107 million. Millage rates and budgets that had no increase from the current year were passed unanimously for the Pinellas Planning Council, as well as the Municipal Service Taxing Unit and the MSTU Public Library Cooperative tax paid by unincorporated residents. Commissioners approved, 5-2, an increase in the millage rate for the Palm Harbor Community Services District. Bostock and Brickfield voted no. LaSala said the increase was requested by officials with the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency. The rate went up from 0.4378 mills to 0.50, which is a 10.91 percent increase over the rolled-back rate. Bostock and Brickfield also voted against approval of the $1.677 million budget. Commissioners unanimously approved a decrease in the millage rate for the Feather Sound Community Services District, as proposed by Commission Chair John Morroni. Property owners currently pay 0.5660 mills. The new rate is 0.50 mills, which is a 12.80 percent decrease over the rolled-back rate. The budget also received unanimous approval. Commissioners gave unanimous approval to all millage rates and budgets for fire districts without an increase, including Belleair Bluffs, Gandy, High Point, Pinellas Park, Seminole, South Pasadena and Tarpon Springs. Millage rates and budgets increased in Largo, Safety Harbor, Tierra Verde, Clearwater and Dunedin due to an increase in funding requests from those fire districts, according to LaSala. Roche voted against all the increases except for Dunedin, which required unanimous approval. Roche voted against the increase during the first budget hearing on Sept. 6. He changed his vote after staff said if the money did not come through the millage rate increase, it would have to come from another source, such as the general fund budget. The vote to approve the total final county budget was 5-2 with Bostock and Roche dissenting.Limited comment from the publicUnlike past years, when the public packed the courthouse, overflowing into areas downstairs, the chairs were mostly empty at both budget hearings. According to the Clerk of the Court Ken Burke, prior to the final public hearing, only five residents had communicated their support of the budgets and millage rates, and 39 had weighed in as opposed via phone calls, letters and emails. At the first public hearing Sept. 6, five people attended. Three of those advocated saving money on public safety by making arrests for cannabis the lowest priority. John Chase returned Sept. 18 to repeat the message. Joe Paige attended both meetings to express his displeasure at the increases and the continued funding of programs, via county, state or federal dollars, that he says are not functions of the government. He gave an example of a program funded by the federal department of Health and Human Services with money passing through state Health and Human Services to county Health and Human Services to reduce obesity. Tom Rask told the commission that more cuts could be made and said regardless of where the money comes from federal, state or county government the commission should be careful how you spend it. He said people couldnt afford to pay more in the current economy. Deb Caso also spoke against the increase in taxes and approval of $1,200 in extra pay for county employees. Her husband Tony Caso echoed her sentiments. Its admirable to give county workers a few extra dollars. They could use it, just the same as everyone else, he said. People are struggling. This is an over-bloated budget Raising taxes and increasing budgets is ridiculous.County OKs final budgets and millage ratesScam highlights need for consumer awareness CLEARWATER Last year, Pinellas County residents received unsolicited offers that appeared to be from local power companies and promised lower utility bills and government rebates. The offers were fraudulent. The scam uncovered by Pinellas Countys Department of Justice and Consumer Services recently received national attention in a report by the North American Consumer Protection Investigators and highlights the need for consumer awareness and caution. Douglas Templeton, chief investigator at the department, warns that citizens in the county should be alert for offers of free energy audits, significant utility savings and federal government rebates. Always be alert when approached by unsolicited salesmen, offers of large energy savings or government rebates are danger signs, Templeton said. If its too good to be true, it usually is. Consumers should never sign agreements or contracts without documentation and checking to make sure the service provider is licensed through the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board. Contractors offering solar energy improvements are required to have specific licensure for this service in Florida. Pinellas County offers these tips to protect you from consumer fraud: Home solicitors are required to display permits issued by the Pinellas County Clerks office. Incredible savings or rebates are a signal to use caution. Ask for written rebate information for any product or service. Be wary of unsolicited sales agents. Scare tactics are often used to get your approval for unnecessary products or services. Check for licensure through the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board. Claims of a government connection to any product are a warning sign. For tips about making smarter decisions in the marketplace, assistance with a consumer issue or to check the complaint history of a business, call Pinellas Countys Department of Justice & Consumer Services at 464-6200 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/consumer.County collecting household hazardous wasteST. PETERSBURG Residents can get rid of hazardous and unwanted electronics and chemicals Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Kmart, 4501 66th St. Pinellas County Solid Waste offers this service free to county households. Businesses should arrange for drop-off and payment by calling Creative Recycling at 813-621-2319 for electronics, or EQ Florida at 813-319-3400 for chemicals. Household electronics and chemicals, such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries, should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, storm sewers or on the ground. These products can be harmful to the environment and to the people handling them if they are not disposed of properly. Electronics (e-waste) contain useful materials that can be extracted and recycled, such as aluminum, glass and plastic. As for chemicals, the average household can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of chemicals around the home over time. For more information on mobile collections, what to bring and what not to bring or the address of the permanent Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center, please contact Pinellas County Solid Waste at 464-7500 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.Extension announces 4-H apple and pecan sale LARGO The annual 4-H apple and pecan sale sponsored by the Pinellas County 4-H Association is now in full swing. This sale is the main fundraiser for the 4-H Association. Each year, the Pinellas County 4-H Association awards $6,000 in grants for 4-H camps and trips, 4-H Legislature, 4-H Congress and, most recently, college scholarships. This year, the sale is featuring yellow delicious and empire apples, which are excellent for baking, cooking or just eating. The apples are priced $44 for a 40-pound bushel, or $24 for a half-bushel. Pecans, halves or pieces, are available in one-pound bags. Specialty chocolate-covered pecans, chocolate-cluster pecans and cinnamonglaze pecans are offered in 12-ounce decorative bags. All bags are $11 each. Any 4-H member can take your prepaid order, or orders can be placed through the 4-H Association website at pc4hassociation.org. Orders must be placed by Monday, Oct. 1. Pick up will be Oct. 25 to 28 at the Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center, 14644 113th Ave. N., in Largo. Pinellas County Extension offers programming throughout the county. For more information, including a program calendar of events, visit www.pinellascountyextension.org.Make October energy action monthLARGO Florida households use up to 6 percent of all energy consumed in the United States. Learn how to save energy and money with some help from the Pinellas County Extension during energy action month. During a series of hour-long classes, participants can learn the best way to achieve energy efficiency in their homes, how to spend less on their power bills and how to save energy without sacrificing comfort. Topics will include lighting choices, phantom energy loss, maintaining appliances and weatherization. Participants can register by visiting www.pinellascounty extension.org and clicking on the Sustainable Living link under the programs by department tab or by calling 582-2100. Registered participants will receive an advanced energy efficiency kit containing materials and devices to help make energy decisions and changes in their homes. Class schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m. Clearwater Public Library Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. Brooker Creek Preserve Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m. Pinellas County Extension, Largo Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Dunedin Public Library Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. Palm Harbor Public Library Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. Weedon Island Preserve.PSTA supervisor accepted into TMCPST. PETERSBURG Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority congratulates lead maintenance supervisor Jody Sibley on his acceptance into the Florida Department of Transportations Transit Manager Certificate Program offered through the University of South Floridas University College/Continuing Education. Sibleys acceptance into the TMCP is evidence of the Review Committees confidence in his potential, as well as recognition of his contributions to the public transportation industry. Jody is a fine public servant and PSTA congratulates and supports him through this great learning opportunity, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. The TMCP trains and prepares Floridas public transportation officials for the challenges theyll face as managers. Participants will engage in skill and leadership building sessions to develop the management tools theyll need for solving modern public transportation challenges. TMCP offers different course tracks for operations, maintenance and administration personnel. Each track features a specialized seminar series thats tailored to the students area of discipline. The faculty is made up of transit experts who combine real-world experience with extensive management training and industry-specific insight. To earn his Transit Manager Certificate, Sibley will have to complete seven core courses and one elective over a two-year period. The 24year PSTA veteran will begin his studies at the USF-Tampa campus on Oct. 16. to purchase the property. The owners have set a Dec. 31 deadline for prospective new owners to close on a deal by that time. They have asked the town to defer any demolition permit until after that date. Mr. Heisenbottle and his group have done a lot of work surrounding the purchase of the hotel, said Marchetti. My client would be willing to honor that and extend the time to them. For Mayor Gary Katica the news of the permit application was not good. It is a sad moment because the best thing for Belleair is that the Biltmore will be restored, he said. I still hope that is the way it will go, but Raphael and Daniel (the Ades brothers) are protecting themselves in case this doesnt go through.Photo by BRIAN GOFFAn application has been filed to demolish the Belleview Biltmore hotel which has been falling into disrepair in recent years. BILTMORE, from page 1Awill be close to sometime in December before it gets to the commission for approval. Heisenbottle indicated that recognizing the difficulty in getting financing prompted his group to pare back their plans for the restoration of the hotel. They had initially planned for a 465-room hotel. They have since scaled that back to 274 rooms in the main building. There could be a second phase to the project in the future in the East Wing but we need to begin with the main building, he said. The 274-room plan would cost considerably less money. The application for the demolition permit indicates the owners will soon apply for a zoning change for the site. They will ask that the property be rezoned to permit residential development. All along the Ades brothers had indicated a desire to build townhomes on the site once they couldnt interest hotel developers to move in. Back in January the Ades brothers filed for a permit to demolish the building. The application got nowhere because it was lacking vital information. Before they got around to filing a more complete application the Heisenbottle group stepped forward in April with the news that they intended to buy and restore the property. Whether or not this latest application includes the information missing in the initial application remains to be seen. The amount of information is more substantial, but I cant say whether it is more complete or not, said Town Manager Maxwell, who added that he and his staff had just begun to review the document. There is still an opportunity for Heisenbottle or anyone else
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The investigation continues.Man arrested in hit-and-run fatalitySEMINOLE A Largo man was arrested Sept. 22 in connection with a July 8 fatal hit-and-run crash near Park Boulevard and 110th Lane in Seminole. Todd Kershaw was charged with leaving the scene of a traffic crash resulting in the death of Edin Deleon, 24, of Seminole. Kershaw was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $100,000. Members of the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Major Accident Investigation Team and Strategic Enforcement Section were able to develop probable cause for the arrest of Kershaw through various citizen tips and investigative leads, according to a report from the sheriffs office. The hit-and-run crash occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday, July 8, on Park Boulevard, just east of 110th Lane in Seminole. The victim was not crossing at an intersection, nor utilizing a crosswalk. Deputies said as Deleon crossed the road, a dark colored sedan struck him and fled the scene traveling westbound. While still in the roadway, the victim was then struck by a silver Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic stayed on scene and cooperated with authorities. The victim was treated at the scene then brought to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.Man arrested for capital sexual batteryDUNEDIN Pinellas County sheriffs deputies arrested a Dunedin man at his residence about 5:50 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Darrell Lawson, 39, was arrested for capital sexual battery on four victims under the age of 12. He remains in the Pinellas County Jail on bond of $900,000. According to detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit, two of the victims disclosed to one of the victims aunt, that Lawson had engaged both of them in sexual activity from the time they were age 6 to age 9. The girls are now 11 and 12 years old. The crime was reported to the Sheriffs Office on Aug. 7, and detectives began investigating the case. During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered two additional victims. Detectives say Lawson engaged in sex with one of the victims between 1995 and 1996, when she was 10 years old; and the other, from 2004 to 2007 when she was between the ages of 11 and 14. Detectives say Lawson may have had other victims and are asking anyone with information that may assist in this investigation to contact Detective Eugene Paniccia of the Crimes Against Children Unit at 582-6200.Police nab alleged robberCLEARWATER A Clearwater home invasion suspect was arrested Sept. 15 in St. Petersburg, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. The suspect was wanted for a home invasion that happened on Aug. 1 on the 100 block of Orangeview Avenue. The suspect allegedly approached an 89-year-old female victim and asked her if she wanted him to detail her vehicle that was in the garage. He said it would cost $50. The victim agreed. Once the suspect was done, he entered the victims home without invitation through the locked front screen door, the report said. Once inside, he asked for several glasses of water, saying he just took heart medication. He then went to the kitchen and began looking around the house. The victim paid him the $50 and asked him to leave, the report said. At this point, the suspect told the victim that he wanted $150 for the car detail. The victim just wanted to get him out of her house, so he went to her bedroom to retrieve more money. The suspect followed her, took additional money, pushed her down and left the home, the report said. Detectives identified the suspect as Tommy Mitchell, and he was connected to another case with similar circumstances, the report said. Clearwater detectives learned that Mitchell was staying in the St. Petersburg area and alerted St. Petersburg police. St. Petersburg police found and arrested Mitchell, 42, of Clearwater, and Clearwater police were notified and added charges. Mitchell, who also goes by Wally Marks, is being held at the Pinellas County Jail on the following charges: Two counts battery on a person age 65 or older, resisting an officer without violence, two counts home invasion robbery, burglary of an occupied dwelling, two counts sale or delivery of a controlled substance, two counts possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with a witness. He was being held in lieu of $269,500 bond. Other known aliases include Gypsy, Joe Moon, John Moon and Tony. Police beat Police beat Darrell Lawson
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According to Wikipedia, it had been part of the Ottoman Empire until gaining its independence in the early 1900s. During World War II it was annexed by Nazi Germany. After the war it gained its independence and became a socialist republic. Social unrest and economic troubles led to a collapse in the communist regime in 1990 and today Albania is a parliamentary democracy. Paco says several decades ago the Albanian people came to like and respect the United States and its people. And it continues today. The country is home to several large metallurgical plants and after receiving a bachelors degree in metallurgical engineering, Paco went to work in two of the plants. There she was involved in a number of different areas, including managing administrative and technological work as well as instructing and survey safety guidelines for employees. For some that would have been a big enough accomplishment. But not for the 48-year-old Paco. After five years she married an engineer and moved back to Tirana. There she studied at the Academy of Public Order and became the first woman in Albania to finish the academy. Soon she found herself a police officer and a professor at the academy. While at the academy she studied law and received a bachelors degree in legal studies. In addition to becoming a lawyer, she moved on from the police academy to Rinas International Airport in Tirana, where she became general directorate of customs. Her duties there included implementing safety rules and guidance for travelers as well as being a representative of the state in the court for legal problems with commercial entities. Paco, however, wanted more and she saw greater opportunities in America. She noted while Europe is beautiful, but not like the United States. The people who live here dont understand what they have. Paco further added that she likes America because it is a free country who accepts every race and every kind of people. Her husband works for DSE Inc. in Tampa and is preparing to go back to college for further studies in engineering. One son is going to St. Petersburg College while the other is still in high school. Paco is taking classes at St. Petersburg College to prepare herself for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. Her goal is to pursue a masters degree. According to Paco, volunteering is a good thing to do because you can learn so many new things, and coming from another country, you can learn a different culture, how people think and do as well as learn new skills. Like other volunteers in the criminal court records department Pacos duties include office and clerical work, docketing and more. Vanessa Pinckney, assistant manager of the Pinellas County Criminal Court Records Department, is Pacos supervisor. She speaks highly of Paco, believingVolunteer shares her expertise with a new countrythe experience she brings to this organization, her background in the legal field and her experience as an attorney has been a great asset. Pinckney also believes its been a win-win situation for both. Shes helping us out with her experience but were in turn helping her out by putting her in an area where she can utilize not only her skills and experience but also communicate and build a better understanding of the English language, Pinckney said, adding that all volunteers help out tremendously in the clerks office and notes Ken Burke has wholeheartedly embraced the idea of VIPs. Paco is a good example of the number of different people with different backgrounds that are in the Volunteers in Pinellas program. She is making a difference, not only for the county but for herself and her family as well. Pinellas County volunteers can expect to make a difference in the life of their community, while exploring interests, sharing knowledge, assisting others and making friends. For more information, visit www.pinellascoun ty.org/volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 464-VIPS (8477).This article was provided by Pinellas County Communications.Photo courtesy of PINELLAS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONSPeme Paco, born and raised in Albania, now lives in Safety Harbor and does volunteer work for the county. Helping Helping hands handsOutstanding volunteers
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Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERSLetter is a disservice to journalistsEditor: As a former reporter I am truly embarrassed for the letter writer last week who claimed to be a journalism major from Northwestern University. Ms. Lovallo-Coddingtons opinion-as-fact letter is a gross disservice to both Northwestern University and journalists everywhere. She actually and embarrassingly claims that she couldnt find the email addresses of Bob McClure and Alexandra Lundahl. Since both are easily found in the print and online editions of the TBN Weekly papers, her efforts were nothing short of a horrid lack of effort, creativity and journalistic acumen on her part. A true journalism student would know that instead of making broad, nebulous accusations, you build your story on facts and back them up with proper attribution. She did neither while purporting her personal opinion as fact. Throughout the past seven years, I have had regular interactions with the staff of Tampa Bay Newspapers and if theres anything that sums up their collective efforts, its accuracy and a steadfast adherence to the Society for Professional Journalists Code of Ethics (http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp). Apparently, based on her absurd letter, Ms. Lovallo-Coddington skipped that class at Northwestern. So silly and embarrassing was that letter that I can confidently say if ever there were (not was as the she incorrectly penned apparently shes more a stranger to the written word than she thinks) a need for a fact-checker, it lies with Ms. Lovallo-Coddington. Bob Lasher ClearwaterLetter writers twist factsEditor: Last Week TBN reporters were unfairly attacked for simply reporting on President Obamas visit to Seminole. Kaye Coddington claimed their article was full of false statements and inaccuracies. Then said the reporters needed to be kept safe. I am still wondering if that was a veiled threat. I read their article and all I heard in their words was a report of what transpired at the event. However people like Coddington and another letter writer E.R. Lake never let the truth get in the way of twisting or creating facts. Lake writes of the $16 million debt and the $5 million Obama supposedly added to it, tries and fails to seem to blame both parties, to buy credibility with the audience, then uses the fear factor and issues America faces to convince us they are all Obamas fault. Never once mentioning the fact we had a surplus going in to Bushs eight years, an unnecessary war, unbridled spending that was never paid for, an economy on the brink of collapse, and a tax break for those that have taken the lions share of wealth for the last 30 years, all before Obama took office. Coddington wants God to save us from lack of intelligence because of course those of us that vote for Obama must be stupid, uneducated morons that cant read. He gives his credentials as a journalist, follower of politics and someone who has looked at both sides. She must be talking about Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Let us ignore the fact that I graduated in the top of my class from a Catholic University and that unlike Republican conservatives get my facts from credible sources like the majority of leading economists that mostly agree if Obama had not done what he did we would now be in a depression. Or maybe that I believe the majority of leading scientists that agree on global warming. God forbid I actually use facts from sources like the Department of Labor Statistics, the GAO or historical data that shows what works and what doesnt. I went to the school of life. Im 59 years old and I have been waiting all my life for Republicans to be on my side and they have failed miserably. From eroding my familys ability to acquire a better life to gaming a system that has given the 1 percent the lions share of the wealth while leaving the rest of us to fight for the scraps, people like Romney have led the charge for the rich to get richer. They started class warfare. So I will take the community organizer over the rich robber baron every time. I find no credibility to argue effectively in people who want Obama to save them in 3 1/2 years while ignoring or refusing to accept responsibility for Bush almost destroying our country and creating the bulk of the deficit in eight years. Last year I debunked every statement of one of my few Republican friends believed using credible sources. When asked, Dont you want to know the truth, he said, No I want to believe whatever I want even if it is not the truth. It seems some TBN Weekly readers suffer from the same ailment. George A. Gonzalez Madeira BeachRepublican women blissfully unawareEditor: As a usually-Republican voter, I am astonished to read Attorney General Pam Bondis remark at the meeting where Ann Romney spoke in Largo. She denied that Republicans have taken off against women in a very big way with suddenly a whole lot of legislation. She says shes sickened by the reports. Sickeningly, those bills are for real, Pam. Plenty were passed, too, as I count them. Most other Republican women are also blissfully unaware. Young Republicans have no clue what life-changing legislation their lives will be up against. Maybe if they read the Republican platform all the way through, beyond the first feel-good words? Wake up, ladies. Choose your vote carefully or you will soon be fitted for chastity belts. Harold Fox St. PetersburgWhy not Seminole?Editor: I had a hard time believing that I was not the target of a joke when I received the call earlier this month inviting me to see President Obama at St. Petersburg Colleges Seminole campus, only a few blocks from my home. People asked me, Why Seminole? We do not need to ask Why Seminole? It is completely appropriate that this gathering was held on a college campus, as education and entrepreneurship are key to job creation and the continuing improvement of our economy. SPC Seminole has strong entrepreneurship, environmental, and high tech academic programs. Our college also employs Provost Jim Olliver who saw possibilities with this visit and followed through on a lead. Well done. Why Seminole? Seminole is a great place to live, has outstanding schools, and proximity to award-wining beaches. Seminole is centrally located in one of the most populous counties in the swing state of Florida, so it makes sense for the nation to be looking here. Seminole deserves to be considered the face of Florida suburban life. This presidential visit showcased our fine city. I would like to publicly thank every person who had some responsibility for this event. As with many campaign visits Seminole had very short notice. There were major tasks to perform to prepare the area for what turned out to be around 11,000 attendees which included government VIPs. Maintenance and security preparations had to be coordinated with local, county, state and federal departments. Fire department staff, emergency medical crews and law enforcement did an excellent job. From the grounds keeping crew to campus administration, and from both city and college campus employees, to student and other volunteers, people showed a great spirit of teamwork and cooperation. Sincere appreciation to the many people who came together as community to pull this off. Going forward, when people think of Florida and elections, we can be proud that the Seminole community has shown itself to be an exemplary venue for an event of national importance. We know that Charlotte and Tampa had months to prepare for their political events. In a matter of days perhaps hours the Seminole community seamlessly came together and presented our area admirably. This impression was made to the entire country and possibly to the world. In light of the success of this community effort we should not be asking, Why Seminole? Instead we should proudly ask Why not Seminole? Patricia Plantamura Seminole Todays not-so-wonderful worldMany years ago Louis Satchmo Armstrong made a record What a Wonderful World. Its lyrics listed many pleasing things in life. It made you feel good. But lately I wonder if anyone with a functioning brain isnt tempted to laugh, or at least give out with a wry smile, when that song is played. Thats because today the world or large chunks of it is not at all wonderful. Its something of a looney bin, a battlefield, a jigsaw puzzle with half the pieces missing. As I write this (on Sept. 19 or so), about 20 Muslim nations throughout the world are burning the American flag and attacking U.S. embassies and soldiers. The alleged reason? An obscure American parole violator produced a movie in which the prophet Mohammed was slandered. Neither the U.S. government nor any of its officials had a hand in the deal, but few of the offended Muslims seem to care about that. Theyre good and sore, and therefore Obama and his citizens (i.e., the rest of us) must pay. Americans reactions to the Muslim uproar will vary. One unworkable response would be to shut down all U.S. contacts with Muslim nations. Forbid all further immigration into the U.S.A. by Muslims. Close all our embassies in Muslim countries, and call our citizens home. Prohibit U.S. tourism to any foreign nation or city where anti-U.S. actions have occurred. Such a policy is, of course, unlikely if not impossible. Americans and U.S. interests are scattered by the thousands throughout the world. Isolationism may have been a viable attitude before the start of World War II, but it is no longer realistic in a world where globalism is the coin of almost every realm. I would imagine that for at least the next few months film-makers, playwrights, broadcasters, and journalists of all stripes will be reluctant to refer to Mohammed or the Muslim religion in any but the most complimentary terms. An even more inviting approach is for all U.S. media to pretend that the Muslim faith simply does not exist. Wherever possible, we could refuse to publish or broadcast any mention of Muslims. Im not sure how that would end.If I were a moderate non-violent Muslim (and I believe most Muslims fit that description), Id be disturbed by the riots and flagburnings that have taken place since that ill-begotten film was first shown. Continued Muslim violence no matter how far away from the U.S.A. it might occur will ultimately trigger a violent response from many Americans, who will simply vent their anger on the nearest innocent Muslim bystander they can lay their hands on. When that sort of retribution gets started its hard to stop. As a longtime non-fan of organized religion (especially the extremist ilk), Im astounded that many Muslims feel compelled to rise up with Molotov cocktails and other evil weapons so that the honor of Mohammed and his teachings can be defended against the insults of some obscure, minor-league moviemaker. Is the Muslim faith so shaky and insecure? I doubt if thats the case for 99 percent of todays Muslims. Unfortunately, the one percent fanatic base of any and all religions is often the driving force that can take it over the cliff of worldwide public opinion. After the Al Qaeda attacks of 9-11-01, many Americans resolved to learn more about the Muslim religion in an attempt to figure out why some of its adherents hate the U.S.A., the West and all other religions. Has this attempt allowed us to better understand what makes Muslims tick? Im not sure. Lately Ive been reading accounts by religious experts who have concluded that Muslim doctrine may be only a small part of the puzzle. The rest of the current Mideast mayhem may be tied to poverty, joblessness among Muslim youths, material envy and sexual and political repression. Right now, how should you and I feel about Muslims who kill Americans, shut down our embassies and burn our flags? Possible responses: (1) Get mad as hell about it; (2) postpone all plans for travel to any land west of Indonesia and east of London; (3) regretfully, expect more outrage and defiance from Mohammeds militant followers. For years to come, they will be an influence to be dealt with. Even after they are defeated or otherwise overcome, there will be other blackguards and rapscallions to come on destinys stage and fulminate for their allotted fifteen minutes. And what about Louis Armstrong and the optimistic lyrics of his song, above? I believe that people will be listening to that song, and believing in its ideas, long after todays Mideast fires have died out and been forgotten.Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. Send him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drivers SeatBob Driver Partisanship still works in AmericaThey are two of the most repeated claims youll hear every four years: This is the most important election in our lifetime. Partisanship is demolishing the country. Rubbish. Ive been voting since the Reagan-Carter contest of 1980, when some of us thought electing Reagan would mean war with the Soviet Union. The guy ended up making peace with the Soviet Union, and a year after he left office, the evil empire collapsed. Similarly, some of us thought that if Bill Clinton were elected, his high taxes would paralyze the economy and socialize our lives. His high taxes created 23 million jobs, more than any two-term president in history. And he erased the budget deficit. We can skip the valiant disaster of the Bush years. But four years ago, we were told that an Obama presidency would have us palling around with terrorists and spelling depression. Instead, Osama bin Laden is dead and the economy, while nowhere near its Clintonian days, at least hasnt gone the way of Herbert Hoovers. Obama isnt the apostle of change he promised to be, proving more conservative than any Democrat since Woodrow Wilson. Romney doesnt pretend to be more than an Etch A Sketch for right-wingers political fantasies, and in most ways hed be a whiter shade of Obama. But thats not necessarily a bad thing. The country is in mending mode, and considering where its been, its not doing too terrible a job of it. Nor is the world anywhere near its hair-trigger anxieties of Cold War years, despite Israels saber-rattling over Irans nukes and continuing deceptions about its own. This election may yet prove to be one of the least consequential of our lifetimes, if only medias loudest talking heads would lower the volume a bit. As for the demise of bi-partisanship, every time I hear that old moan Im reminded of Roger Griswold and Matthew Lyon. Griswold was a Congressman from Connecticut, Lyon a Congressman from Vermont. They were from opposite parties. They despised each other. During one vague proceeding on the floor of the House, Griswold charged Lyon with cowardice. Lyon spat in Griswolds face. Griswolds motion to expel Lyon failed to get the required two-thirds majority. So Griswold, right after the chaplains opening prayer one day, attacked Lyon with a cane. Lyon defended himself with fire tongs. A motion to reprimand both men failed by one vote.That was back when the Founders were still founding John Adams was president, Thomas Jefferson was vice president, Alexander Hamilton was scheming left and right. When George Washington died a year after that incident, Jefferson gladly skipped the funeral. Partisanship had estranged the two that much. The 185 towns that offered up eulogies to Washington drew a distinct divide with those that didnt. It was the countrys earliest version of red and blue geography. That, too, is part of the nations DNA. Partisanship isnt the problem, as the nations hyper-partisan but creative founding years proved. Lack of partisanship is. Floridas one-party state eliminates the need for bi-partisanship. But its not producing better governance for Floridians. Partisanship and divided government balance interests, force debate, compel imaginative solutions. George W. Bush was an extremely partisan president who had little more than contempt for Democrats. But he got things done, unfortunate though those things were (two pointless wars, two massive tax cuts, the unfunded expansion of Medicare). Obamas mistake was for too long to subordinate leadership to the mirage of bi-partisanship with an opposition that had no intention of dealing, and for the same reason that Romney could strap 47 percent of the nation to the roof of his campaign as excess luggage. Should he win, Obama may yet make the next four years the transformational term his first four could have been, but only if he abandons all pretenses of pretend harmony in favor of what transformational presidents must do: lead. Pierre Tristam is editor and publisher of Fla glerLive.com, a non-profit news service based in Palm Coast. Florida Voices Please type letters to the editor (or print legibly) and include your name, town of residence, phone number and signature and mail to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Emails should include town of residence and telephone and be sent to tgermond@TBNweekly.com.What do you think? Pierre Tristam
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In an effort to help youth find and hold a job, the organization enables adults to share their experience with students to show them what it takes to be successful. Ready Set Yo Yogurt & Coffee Bar celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 13819 Walsingham Road, Largo.Yogurt, coffee bar opensNetworking groups, also known as leads groups, meet on a regular basis at various locations in the area. Some groups charge a fee to attend, and most require reservations. Persons considering attending any group for the first time are encouraged to make contact in advance. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Friday, Sept. 28 BNI Referral Masters, 7 a.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call Bill Mantooth at 639-6690 or visit www. bnireferralmasters.com. Friday, Sept. 28 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Friday, Sept. 28 Professional Leads Network, Upper Pinellas Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at R & G Caf, 1565 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Friday, Sept. 28 Professional Leads Network, Bay Area Executives Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tum Rub Thai, 32716 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Visit www.pro-leads .net. Monday, Oct. 1 Network Professionals Inc., 7:30 a.m., at Perkins Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Monday, Oct. 1 Professional Leads Network, St. Petersburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m., at Ricky Ps, 6521 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Monday, Oct. 1 Ready Set Grow Group, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Hometown Family Restaurant, 10395 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Jamie Limbaugh at 831-2450 or email jamieL@freenetworkinginterna tional.com. Monday, Oct. 1 Free Networking International, Clearwater Two Cups Connect Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Bay Coast Coffee Market, 2525 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call Wayne Porter at 642-6173, email waynep@free networkinginternational.com or visit twocupsconnect.com. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Professional Leads Network, First Watch Chapter, 7:30 a.m., First Watch, 2569 Village Drive, Clearwater. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Tuesday, Oct. 2 The Board, Network Professionals, 7:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, Bardmoor Shopping Center, corner of Bryan Dairy and Starkey roads, Largo. Call 742-6343. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Business Network International, Winners Circle, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Dave Proffitt at 230-9240. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Network Professionals Inc., Seminole Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd., Largo. Call Ron OConnor at 3673737. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Yacht Club Breakfast, sponsored by Creative Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call Darrell Baker, area director, at 586-4999 or visit www.cbcnet .biz. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Network Professionals of St. Pete, 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting location, call Ron OConnor at 367-3737. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Free Networking International, Bayside Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bay Pines Sports Bar, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. Call Janet Landt at 455-7510, email email@example.com or visit www.freenetworkinginterna tional.com. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Network Professionals Inc., ICOT Lunch Chapter, 11:45 a.m., at Tucsons Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Call Eddie Montoya at 813-477-3533. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Tri-City Network Professionals, 11:45 a.m., at Applebees Restaurant, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater. First visit is free. Call 492-7921. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Business Network International, Financial Freedom, 7:15 a.m., at Bardmoor Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Road, Largo. Call Phil at 409-1609 or visit www. BNIFinancialFreedom.com. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Pinellas Executives Association, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Cove Cay Country Club, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater. Call Donna Perry at 784-6507 or visit www.peafl.com. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Local Business Network Seminole, 7:30 a.m., Perkins Family Restaurant, 8841 Park Blvd. N., Largo. Call 804-6359. Wednesday, Oct. 3 BNI Referral Net, 7:30 a.m., The Centre of Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Visit www.bni wcf.com. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Free Networking International, Seminole Christian Hope Team, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palace of the Orient, 10425 Park Blvd., Seminole. Call Dave Harden at 4586890 or email daveh@freenet workinginternational.com. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Free Networking International, Oldsmar Group, 11:30 a.m., at Twisted Bamboo Bar and Bistro, 3687 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Call Nova Montgomery at 942-0444 or email nova@freenetworkinginter national.com. Wednesday, Oct. 3, Professional Leads Network, 11:45 a.m., at Sages West Bay Bistro, 883 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call Woody Brown at 518-1967 or visit www.pro-leads.net. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Professional Leads Network, Foxys Chapter, 11:45 a.m., Staceys Buffet 1451 N. Missouri Ave., Largo. Visit www.pro-leads.net. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Beach Team Connections Group, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Blue Parrot, 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach. For information, call Leslee Moore at 363-7573. Thursday, Oct. 4 BNI Success Masters Seminole Chapter, 7:25 a.m., at the Barrington, 901 Seminole Blvd., Largo. The meeting includes breakfast. Cost to attend is $8. Call Cindy Durant at 560-9750. Thursday, Oct. 4 Referral Exchange BNI, 7:30 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Networking meeting includes continental breakfast. Cost is $10. Call Denise Murphy at 725-8101 or email denise@denisemurphypa .com. Thursday, Oct. 4 Network Professionals Inc. ClearwaterLargo Chapter, 7:30 a.m., RGs Restaurant, 1565 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater. Call Liz at 4248995. 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Expires: 10-30-12 Dr. Shashi Goswami Dr. Janell K Dowling Affordable, Convenient & Quality Care Walk-Ins Welcome You Found Us! 092712 CLEARWATER The Bright House 2012 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship will speed into downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach on Sept. 28 for a three-day festival of speed. The fastest show on water will involve super boats equipped with F-16 canopies reaching speeds up to 180 mph just off the shore of Clearwater Beach Sunday, Sept. 30 as racers vie for the title of national champion in 10 classes. An estimated 25,000 race fans turned out a year ago many on an estimated 2,500 boats in the Gulf of Mexico next to the 2.5-mile racecourse. Race teams consist of a two-person team a driver who controls the boats steering and a throttleman responsible for operating up to four engines capable of producing more than 6,000 horsepower. Extreme speeds and rough water make it impossible for a single person to steer and operate the throttles. The best race teams hone the partnership between driver and throttleman down to a science, and incorporate the most advanced technology into their machines to generate optimum speed. Baystar Race Village opens Friday, Sept. 28 at noon. Spectators have the opportunity to see the boats on display, meet the drivers and participate in many family activities. Admission is free. Blast Friday will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a boat parade through the streets of downtown Clearwater, followed by a concert by the Atlanta Rhythm Section. A private VIP party also will be held at 5:30 in Baystar Race Village at Clearwater Harbor Marina Promenade. Tickets are available for purchase. Races on Sunday start at noon and 2 p.m. Tickets to view the event off Pier 60 will be available the day of the races for $5 and $20. Other ticket packages will be available at the Hilton and Hyatt Regency hotels. Frank Chivas of the Bay Star Restaurant Group and Former Clear-Super boats ready to roar off Clearwater Beach Boats capable of reaching speeds up to 180 mph will compete in The Bright House 2012 Clearwater Super Boat National Championshi p.water Mayor Brian Aungst of Bright House Networks brought the Super Boat races to Clearwater. All proceeds from the event will be donated to three local charities the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, Sailability, and the Make a Difference Fishing Tournament. Beach parking at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach parking garage is available throughout the festival weekend. Race fans can selfpark at an hourly rate of $2.75 per hour or a maximum daily rate of $16. Valet parking also will be available for $16 per day. Additional off-beach parking is available at the Cleveland Street parking locations. Parking at the beach and Pier 60 will be limited due to the crowds, so officials recommend riding the Jolley Trolley, which will be making round trips both Saturday and Sunday from all locations. Race fans can find Jolley Trolley markers throughout Clearwater and Clearwater Beach. To facilitate downtown parking, Jolley Trolleys Super Boat Shuttle will take the following path every 20 minutes: Pier 60 to Island Estates. Island Estates to left on Fort Harrison (courthouse parking). Fort Harrison to right on Park Street (MSB parking, Atrium parking) Park Street to left on Garden Avenue (Garden Avenue parking). Garden to left on Drew Street. Drew Street to left on Osceola (Coachman Park) Osceola to right on Court Street and causeway (City Hall parking). Causeway to Pier 60. For a schedule of race events and additional details, visit www.clear watersuperboat.com.With another small cold front behind us, the gradual transition into fall continues. Last weekends beautiful weather was perfect for fishing either inshore or offshore. The water clarity was excellent by Friday and the beaches were again full of life. Acres of small Spanish mackerel can be seen driving baitfish to the surface, a sight that is sure to get you excited about fishing. We live in such a fishy area. Water clarity is one of the top three key elements to fishing the other two being temperature and tide. More and more I notice that productive fishing sessions rely mainly on water clarity. Outside of a couple of days out of the week its often a drive until you find clear water. Based mainly out of the Clearwater area, Im not sure how much the dredge work both inshore and off the beach has to do with this; also theres no question this summer has been abnormal with a dominating west wind pattern. Whatever the cause, theres no question that fish prefer and feed much better in cleaner water. Offshore fishing was very good this past weekend. Gag and red grouper are abundant on hard bottom ledges in 60 to 80 feet. Standard tactics of firing up the bottom with frozen sardines or herring then switching to frisky pinfish and grunts worked very well. One of our keys to success lately has been the willingness to move as soon as the bite slows. In these shallower depths a move of a couple hundred feet can yield more fish. Near-shore fishing is absolutely on the verge of breaking loose, and who knows with the overnight temps in the low 70s all week, this might be a good weekend to break out the stinger rigs and do some slow trolling in close. Small Spanish mackerel, a favorite food of kingfish, dominate our near shore waters. Slow trolling legal sized mackerel around the schools of bait is an exciting way to fish. Many times the kingfish will skyrocket many feet into the air when they strike a slow trolled mackerel. Other good baits would include mullet, blue runners, ladyfish and shad.Tyson Wallerstein can be reached at capt.tyson@hotmail .com. To get a fish photo in the paper, send the photo along with your name, when and where it was caught to email@example.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772.Weekend looks great for fishingST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays will open the 2013 season at home Tuesday, April 2 against the Baltimore Orioles at 3:10 p.m. The schedule is subject to change. Game times will be released at a later date. With the Houston Astros switching from the National League to the American League in 2013, both leagues will consist of 15 teams for the first time. As a result, interleague play will take place every day that all 30 teams are scheduled to play. All teams will play 20 interleague games two more than previous seasons, 76 games within their division and 33 games against the remaining two divisions in their league. The Rays 20 interleague games will come against six National League teams including home games against the Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks and road games at the Marlins, Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rays open interleague play May 3-5 at Colorado and finish on Aug. 11 at Los Angeles. Dodger Stadium is the only current major league ballpark in which the Rays have never played. The Rays will play a pair of two-game home and road series with the Marlins and Diamondbacks. Other schedule highlights include two home weekend series with the New York Yankees (May 24-26 and Aug. 23-25) and one against the Giants (Aug. 2-4), the first games between the Rays and Giants since 2004. The Rays will play 19 games each against American League East rivals New York Yankees (9 home, 10 away), Boston Red Sox (9 home, 10 away), Toronto Blue Jays (10 home, 9 away) and Orioles (10 home, 9 away). The 2013 season will be the sixth the Rays have opened against the Orioles, fifth in the last eight years, making them the Rays most frequent Opening Day opponent. The Rays will close out the season on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Toronto. Season tickets for 2013 may be reserved by calling 888-FANRAYS or online at raysbaseball.com. Season ticket reservations also provide the opportunity to purchase 2012 postseason ticket packages. Earlier this month, ESPN the Magazines 10th annual Ultimate Standings ranked the Rays as the No. 1 professional sports team in affordability, out of 122 Major League Baseball, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises. It marks the sixth consecutive year that the Rays have been ranked in ESPNs top three in affordability. The Rays were also ranked No. 1 in 2009.Rays open 2013 season at homeOrchid society to meetLARGO The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., at Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Center, 12520 Ulmerton Road. The meeting will include an educational class on phragmipediums presented by Chad Whetstone. The featured speaker will be Peter Lin of Big Leaf Orchids. Lin will discuss phalaenopsis: breeding and color and fragrance. The society meets second Thursdays. For information, call Cheryl Finke at 420-7230, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. fwcos.org.African Violet Society to meetLARGO The African Violet Society of Pinellas County will meet Monday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., at The Palms of Largo, Cypress Building, 400 Lake Ave. NE. The program will be underwater designs presented by Mary Helen Maran and Glenn Shelton. Attendees will learn to create an underwater design using violet blossoms. Containers, design material, blossoms, and mechanics will be provided. Attendees will create some underwater designs together. This will be a hands-on activity. The society also will meet Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., at The Palms of Largo. The program will cover violets, from the store to a personal collection. The speakers will be Glenn Shelton and Dee Davis. For information, call 585-5170 or 545-8085.African Violet Society to host saleCLEARWATER The African Violet Society of Pinellas County will host its harvest time education and sale Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Matthias Lutheran, 2751 Sunset Point Road. Attendees will enjoy splendid blooming African violets and the other gesneriads. There will be mature violets, starter plants, leaves, the other gesneriads and a wide array of supplies for sale. Society members will help repot plants and answer questions. There is no admission charge. For information, call Phyllis King at 398-7450 or Glenn Shelton at 249-3327.Weedon to host guided hikesST. PETERSBURG Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 9 to 11 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Attendees will learn about the ecosystems and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve while going along on this free guided hike. Participants should bring water and a snack. A hat and closedtoe shoes also are recommended. The hike is best for ages 6 and older. Preregistration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonis landpreserve.org.Weedon to host Wee-TimeST. PETERSBURG Wee-Time at Weedon will be presented Thursdays, Oct. 11, 25 and Nov. 8, 22, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. This free program is designed to introduce children ages 3 to 5 to the wonders of the natural and cultural world. Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. Preregistration is required. To register, call 582-2100 or visit www. weedonislandpreserve.org. For information, call 453-6500.Weedon to host photography hikeST. PETERSBURG A wildflower photography hike will be offered Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 to 10 a.m., at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The free event will offer participants the perfect opportunity to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, highlighting specific wildlife behaviors, guides will assist participants in capturing the natural beauty in photos. Advance registration is required. Call 453-6500 or visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.Brooker to host guided hikesTARPON SPRINGS Guided hikes will be offered Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. Attendees will take a walk through time on a guided hike. Participants will have an opportunity to look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closedtoe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcome, although children 5 and younger may find this hike challenging. Preregistration is required. Visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org or call 453-6800. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wallerstein ENTERTAINMENT NEWSwww.TBNweekly.com
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Belcher Rd., Clearwater Jeffrey RudolphSEMINOLE Air Force Airman Jeffrey Rudolph recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Rudolph is the son of Jeff and Kathy Rudolph of Seminole. He is a 2011 graduate of Portsmouth High School, N.H.Steven Bowman ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman Steven Bowman recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Bowman is the son of Steven Bowman of Niceville. He is a 2006 graduate of Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg.Martin Span III SEMINOLE Martin Span III recently graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Span is the son of Martin Span Jr. and Lisa Span of Seminole, and grandson of Mary Span, also of Seminole. He graduated in 2008 from Keswick Christian School, St. Petersburg. The graduate received a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant.Christopher RoyaelCLEARWATER Navy Chief Petty Officer Christopher Royael and fellow Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise formed a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions committee. Royael is the son of Claudia and Art Royael of Clearwater. The committee is part of a peer-to-peer mentoring program geared toward assisting sailors in making positive decisions in all areas of their lives. The program was originally created for those in ROTC, JROTC and similar programs. However, it quickly spread throughout the Navy and is now a resource for all sailors. Royael is a 1997 graduate of Clearwater High School. He joined the Navy in August 2000.Victoria PerezLARGO Navy Fireman Victoria Perez and fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise formed a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions committee. Perez is a 2007 graduate of Pinellas Park High School. Jesse McKown PINELLAS PARK Army National Guard Pvt. Jesse McKown recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. McKown is the son of Melissa Davis of Beavercreek, Ohio, and grandson of Dennis McKown of Pinellas Park. He is a 2011 graduate of Beavercreek High School.Caleb Bartles SEMINOLE Air Force Airman Caleb Bartles recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Bartles is the son of Dean and Luanne Bartles of Seminole. He is a 2010 graduate of Indian Rocks Christian School.Ethan Kelly ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman 1st Class Ethan Kelly recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Kelly earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Linda and Keenan Kelly of St. Petersburg. The airman is a 2007 graduate of Boca Ciega High School.Shelby Word ST. PETERSBURG Army Pvt. Shelby Word recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Word is the daughter of LaBecca Waddell of St. Petersburg. She is a 2010 graduate of Northeast High School.Shawn ValosinLARGO Marine Corps Pfc. Shawn Valosin recently earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Valosin is the son of Barry G. and stepson of Noemi Valosin of Largo; and son of Maria E. Brewer and stepson of David Sauter of Largo. Valosin is a 2006 graduate of Clearwater High School.Anthony ElliottBELLEAIR BEACH Navy Seaman Anthony Elliott recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Elliott is the son of Jennie L. and Stephen J. Elliott of Belleair Beach. He is a 2006 graduate of Walled Lake Northern of Commerce Township, Mich. He is a 2011 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., with a bachelors degree. Jeffrey Albert ST. PETERSBURG Army Sgt. Jeffrey Albert recently returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Albert is the son of Lillie Browner and Jeffrey Albert, both of St. Petersburg. Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe. Albert is a member of the 164th Military Police Company based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.Kaley Barton CLEARWATER Seaman Apprentice Kaley Barton recently graduated from the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Barton is currently training to become a gunners mate. She is a 2010 graduate of Clearwater High School.Richard WarrenCLEARWATER Navy Seaman Richard Warren recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Warren is the son of Carla Warren of Clearwater. He is a 2007 graduate of Countryside High School.Gabriel Seaman ST. PETERSBURG Army Pvt. Gabriel Seaman recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Seaman is the son of Janet Holten of Petersburg, Alaska, and Larry Seaman of St. Petersburg. He is a 2011 graduate of Petersburg High School.Rosemary Pearson ST. PETERSBURG Army National Guard Pvt. Rosemary Pearson recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Pearson is a 2011 graduate of Gibbs High School.Nathaniel Wylie CLEARWATER Air Force Airman Nathaniel Wylie recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Wylie is the nephew of Julie Fry of Clearwater. He is a 2006 graduate of Middlesboro High School, Ky.Sean Wood ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman Sean Wood recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Wood is the son of Lynn Dillard of St. Petersburg. He is a 2011 graduate of Armwood High School, Seffner.Jeffrey Weidner CLEARWATER Air Force Airman Jeffrey Weidner recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Weidner is the son of John and Janet Weidner of Clearwater. He is a 2007 graduate of Clearwater High School.Ashley BrauerSEMINOLE Navy Seaman Apprentice Ashley Brauer recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Brauer is the daughter of Mary and Jeff Brauer of Seminole. She is a 2008 graduate of Seminole High School. Ivan Restrepo DUNEDIN Air Force Airman Ivan Restrepo recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Restrepo is the stepson of Michael Miley of Dunedin. He is a 2010 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School.Ronald Howell CLEARWATER Army Pvt. Ronald Howell recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Howell is the son of Joanne Howell of Clearwater. He is a graduate of Clearwater High School.Kristina Rodriguez CLEARWATER Army Pfc. Kristina Rodriguez recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Rodriguez is the granddaughter of Pauletta Allen of Milan, Mich., and niece of Randy Allen of Clearwater. She is a 2011 graduate of Milan High School.Aneque Register ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman 1st Class Aneque Register recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Register is the daughter of Belinda Jones of St. Petersburg, and granddaughter of Lillie Jones of Donalsonville, Ga. She is a 2011 graduate of Gibbs High School.Desmon Anderson LARGO Air Force Airman 1st Class Desmon Anderson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Anderson is the son of Leroy Anderson of Largo, and Cynthia Anderson of Tampa. He is a 2009 graduate of Seminole High School. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from St. Petersburg College.Kaley BartonCLEARWATER Navy Seaman Apprentice Kaley Barton was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Barton is the daughter of Debbie A. and Brian K. Barton of Clearwater. She is a 2010 graduate of Clearwater High School. Michael Putbrese ST. PETERSBURG Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Putbrese recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Putbrese is the son of Steve Putbrese of St. Petersburg. He is a 2008 graduate of Ocean Springs High School, Miss. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from St. Petersburg College.Dylan Zamminer LARGO Air Force Airman Dylan Zamminer recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Zamminer is the son of Donna Zamminer of Largo. He is a 2011 graduate of Largo High School. Military news Military news
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She said that if an offer sounds too good to be true, it usually is. One of the more common scams is where a caller tries to get the bank account number or Social Security number, and people should not give that information out to anyone.Largo Elks Lodge plans yard saleLARGO Largo Elks Lodge 2159 plans a yard sale and crafts fair Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the shady grove area outside the lodge at 810 16th Ave. SE, off Seminole Boulevard, north of Ulmerton Road. Vendor space is $20. For more information or to register, email Debbie Farris at dfar email@example.com.Oktoberfest plans under wayINDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Oktoberfest team is busy at work for Octoberfest on the beach, a one-day event that takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, at Kolb Park. The event features live music, great food, beverages, beer vendors, exhibitors with arts and crafts for sale and a silent auction packed with great values. For the children, there are free activities such as a bounce house and clowns. Kinderfest, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., has a lot of fun for kids. Please mark your calendar to come join in the fun and support two very committed all-volunteer community minded organizations, Indian Rocks Beach Action 2000 and the Rotary of Indian Rocks Beach, a news release said. The funds that are raised from this event are returned to the community through various charitable projects and contributions. For more information, please visit www.oktoberfeston thebeach.com or call Rebecca Sacra at 953-7857 or Diane Flagg at 612-9454.Breast cancer charity fashion show slatedBELLEAIR A Girlfriends Touch of Dunedin is now taking reservations for a charity luncheon and fashion show that will be held at The Belleview Biltmore Golf Club on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Cache and Soma Intimates of Countryside Mall will provide the fashions. Along with Lisa Cummings of A Girlfriends Touch, sponsors include Kim Waldman of stella & dot, Mary Lou Meyer, the owner of 7 Arches Art Gallery, Salon Glo in Palm Harbor and more. A raffle will be held with prizes from local boutiques such as Susies Boutique at 1440 Main St., Dunedin; and Nicoles in Belleair Bluffs. Entre choices include Alaskan salmon or scaloppini chicken breast francise. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch beginning at noon. Reservations are $29 and due by Oct. 5. Make checks payable to Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair, FL 33756. Entres should be noted on the check.Mutts & Music setSEMINOLE Mutts & Music will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. The event will seek to raise awareness of the Seminole High School Marching Bands invitation to the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition to the TOR Presidents presentation of the Rose Parade flag there will be other activities for the community to enjoy. The city of Seminole will be presenting their own award, small carnival games will be set up for kids to enjoy, food will be available for purchase, tickets for the Mini Cooper car raffle will be sold and, in an attempt to reach out to the community beyond the halls of the high school, there also will be a dog parade and competition. Prizes will be awarded to winning dogs in parade themed categories such as Best Marcher. The event also will feature a music performance by members of the Seminole Warhawk Marching Band with special guest appearances by members of the alumni band. For more information, call 2549556. Dog training seminars setLARGO The basics of dog training will be presented Saturdays, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, 10 a.m., at Pinellas County Animal Services, 12450 Ulmerton Road. The free seminar is designed for all who have adopted dogs from Pinellas County Animal Services or other shelters in the county. Attendees will learn about housetraining, loose-leash walking and dealing with challenging dog behaviors. No dogs will be permitted at the class. Call 582-2600 or visit www.pin ellascounty.org/animalservices. Museum surplus sale slated for Sept. 29INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Indian Rocks Historical Museum is planning a museum surplus garage sale for Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. With the completion of a new addition to the museum, a team of historical society members is cleaning house in preparation for completely renovating the displays. In the process, they have pulled things out of the attic and closets, and have identified numerous items that do not fit their new display plans. This will be a chance to pick up some museum surplus items at a good price and help support the museum. The sale will be at the museum, 203 Fourth Ave., Indian Rocks Beach, across from the post office. For more information, call Donna Valery at 517-0517 or email info@IRBmuseum.com.Cougars calendar now availableThe publisher of the Cougars of Florida series of charity calendars has announced that a third edition is now in production. The 2013 Classic Beauties of Florida calendar is on sale beginning this month at www. Cougarsofflorida.com as well as at calendar signings in the Tampa area, the schedule of which can be found online. The 2013 theme is Classic Beauties of Florida and a portion of proceeds will benefit Quantum Leap Farm of Odessa, a nonprofit, nationally-recognized equestrian program that serves injured and disabled civilian adults and children, military service members and their families. The Cougars of Florida have now issued two calendars that celebrate women over 40 who look great, feel fantastic and give back to their communities by participation in such endeavors as the charity publications, a news release said. The first edition raised $11,000 for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium; a second edition not only raised funds for Big Cat Rescue, a large exotic cat sanctuary, but also was sent to soldiers overseas in support of their service. After Veterans Day the organization shipped more than 300 calendars free of charge. The 2013 edition will have a new look: www.KimiCarrier.com, www.SalonIslandEstates.com, all helping to illustrate this years horsepower theme through visuals that utilize horse and sports car motifs. In selecting the recipient of this years proceeds, publisher and Tampa resident Kathleen Slaven said, Im not only an animal lover but a 25-year owner of horses. I have such a soft spot in my heart for these amazing creatures and their special connection to humans. I really feel that Quantum Leap Farm and their beautiful mission is deserving of assistance from our Florida ladies. The founder of Q.L.F., Edie Dopking, said, I was thrilled at Kathleens proposal as I have often thought of doing a calendar for our organization but lack of staff and time have prevented us from ever pursuing the idea. More information on the farm and the valuable service they provide can be found at www.Quan tumLeapFarm.org.SHINE needs volunteersThe Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Inc. needs Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders SHINE volunteers to help individuals understand Medicare and provide free unbiased information and counseling. SHINE is called SHIP in most of the other states in the United States. Specially trained SHINE volunteer counselors provide free information and assistance. Consumers can speak to a volunteer by phone or meet with a person for an appointment at community outreach sites. Call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-80096-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) and ask to be connected with a SHINE counselor. Do you want a volunteer position that is truly fulfilling and mentally stimulating? Then consider counseling seniors and the disabled with the SHINE (program). SHINE volunteers are both active and retired individuals from diverse career and cultural backgrounds. Volunteers will receive initial training, continuing education and a supportive environment with dedicated colleagues. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging of PascoPinellas Inc. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline or visit the SHINE website at www. FloridaSHINE.org. Here and there Here and there Queenie 2Queenie 2 is a lovable domestic short haired brown tabby and she is 7 years old. She is quiet, sweet and friendly. Her owner had to move and could not take her with her. She has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations. Queenie 2 would do better as an only cat or with one older, quiet cat. To adopt Quennie 2, call Pat at Second Chance for Strays at 535-9154 or visit www. secondchanceforstrays. petfinder.com. Skittles & PandaSkittles and Panda would love to be adopted together. They are best buddies and the perfect candidates for the September Bunny Buddies special. They are both American rabbits and are extremely loving. They would make wonderful family pets. Adopt them both for just $35, which includes microchip and spay surgery as well as your new best friends. Adopt them at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Visit www.spcatampabay.org.Looking for a home
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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B September 27, 2012Visit www.TBNweekly.com God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, Sept. 28 through Oct. 14, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Tickets are $16. Call 437-2363. This comedy of manners without the manners begins with a playground altercation between 11-yearold boys. The event brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. Directed by Alan Mohney Jr., the production stars Janice Creneti, Alan Mohney Jr., Mark Myers and Karen Zendels-Hagen. Blast Friday featuring the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Friday, Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m., on the Tampa Bay Times Cleveland Street Stage directly in front of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater. Blast Friday is downtown Clearwaters free monthly street festival. Presented by Bright House Networks, the new season will kick off a performance by the Atlanta Rhythm Section. The festival will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street fair will begin at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m. Blast Friday is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road Presents. The Price Is Right Live, Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 7917400 or visit www. rutheckerdhall.com. Hosted by TVs own Todd Newton, The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to come on down to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from televisions longest running and most popular game show. From Plinko to Cliffhangers to the Big Wheel, and even the fabulous showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show. Fiona Apple, Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $51.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. The Clean Slate/Epic Records recording artist is touring in support her first album in seven years, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Apple made her debut at age 19 with 1996s Tidal, which is certified triple Platinum. Rolling Stone named her Artist of the Year in 1997 and in 1998 she won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for one of the albums singles, Criminal. When the Pawn followed in 1999. After fans organized a massive Free Fiona letter-writing campaign, insisting that her label release the long-delayed follow-up album, Extraordinary Machine was released in the fall of 2005 and was named the top album of the year by The New York Times. Tannahill Weavers, Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Reserved seating tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for center members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org. Scotlands Tannahill Weavers will bring their dynamic, traditional Celtic music to the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotlands premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. By LEE CLARK ZUMPEAs autumn arrives in the Tampa Bay area, the cooler weather means outdoor music events will become more numerous in the coming weeks. One of Pinellas Countys signature music events is just around the corner: This years Clearwater Jazz Holiday runs Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 18-21, at Coachman Park on the waterfront in downtown Clearwater. The four-day festival will feature performances by some of the hottest names in the genre as well as emerging talent. The 2012 lineup is as follows: Thursday, Oct. 18Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Carol Stein and Friends, 5 to 6 p.m. Maia Sharp, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bonnie Raitt, 8:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Common Ground reunion, 5 to 6 p.m. Down to the Bone, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mindi Abair & Friends featuring Jeff Golub and David Pack, 8:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Pat Close and The Groove, 2 to 3:15 p.m. El Nino Garcia and the Latin Knights, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Tia Fuller Quartet, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Kurt Elling, 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society, 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21Gates open at 2 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Cave Dwellers featuring the Reinhardt Brothers, 4 to 5 p.m. See MUSIC SCENE, page 3BMusic sceneOctober area concerts include Clearwater Jazz Holiday Photo by ALISSA ANDERSONClearwaters Capitol Theatre welcomes the Chris Robinson Brotherhood Oct. 20. www.SandyHartmann.comProperties@Sandysofce.comThe Power of Knowledge ... 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The city was designated by American Style magazine as Americas No. 1 Top Arts Destination for mid-size cities three years running, from 2010 through 2012. ArtsAlive Free Museum Day hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participating venues include: The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd. Great Explorations Childrens Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N. The Pier Aquarium, 800 Second Ave. NE Creative Clay, 1124 Central Ave. Morean Arts Center Galleries/Glass Studio and Hot Shop, 719 Central Ave. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S. Chihuly Collection, 400 Beach Drive NE Visit www.stpete.org/artsalive.St. Petersburg to sponsor ArtsAlive 2012 Place a Number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Crossword SudokuSudoku answers from last weekCrossword answers from last week Across 0 1. Some N.C.O.s 0 7. Be a snitch 13. Smooth 14. Frank acknowledgment 15. Food 16. Highest legislative councils 18. Come to mind 19. Dracula, at times 21. Scream star Campbell 22. Locale 23. Salks conquest 25. Alum 26. Athletic supporter? (golf) 27. Social visitors 29. Absorbed, as a cost 30. Behind in payments 32. Snake in the grass 34. A jealous mistress: Emerson 35. ___ bad! 36. Involving the stomach 40. Separate from a larger group (2 wds) 44. On, as a lamp 45. Either end of square sail support 47. Biochemistry abbr. 48. Andys radio partner 50. Bats 51. Carpentry tool 52. Pivot 53. Lents start, e.g.: Abbr. 54. Taras Bulba author 55. 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Happy Hour Daily4-6pmSpecial Pricingon House Wines House Cocktails Wine by the Glass and Call BrandyLive Entertainment Thursday thru Saturday from 7pm featuring Anthony Barcelo & Wanda Beckham Playing top 40 & Rock N Roll to get you movin & groovin on the dance oor. 13079 Park Blvd., Seminole727-393-1703 092712ENJOY A BUFFET ON THE BEACH!All You Can Eat LUNCH BUFFETBring in this ad to receive 15% OFF purchase of buffet and any beverage.(Must purchase a beverage w/each buffet to receive discount. Coupon good for entire table. Not valid w/any other discounts.)Mon-Sat, 11:30am-3pm$10.95 adults, $5.95 children 3-10 Fried Shrimp Fish & Chips Chicken Wings Mussels Marinara Lasagna Pizza Fresh fruit Salad bar Cold Sandwiches Homemade soupCan accommodate groups of any size. Large parties call for reservations 727-441-6875.Buffet includes items such as Assorted desserts Daily Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 to 10pm,Fri., 11:30-11pm Sat., Noon -11pm,Sun., Noon-10pm9015 Park Blvd., Seminole at Park Place CenterEARLY BIRD SPECIAL 4 TO 6 PM5 Entrees incl. egg roll, soup, fried riceFREE Glass of Wine per Dinner$875CHINESE CUISINERestaurant & Cocktail LoungeFull Dinner Menu 7 Days Major Credit Cards Accepted083012 Order to Take-Out Lunch eon Buff et$725Sat. & Sun. Buff et 12-3pm$875391-8393 Since 1985 MUSIC SCENE, from page 1B Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Avett Brothers, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Daily general admission tickets are $10 in advance. Four-day tickets also are available. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, visit www.clearwaterjazz.com or call Clearwater Jazz Holiday office at 4615200. Wild 94.1 will present The Last Damn Show 14 on Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $15. Call 813-301-2500 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com. This years lineup will feature Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, 2 Chainz, MGK, Kreayshawn, Pleasure P and Rita Ora. The 16th annual Music in the Park series will continue, offering free concerts on Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., through Oct. 12. Concerts take place at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. Upcoming performances include: Fightin Malones, Friday, Oct. 5 China Grove, Friday, Oct. 12 The Florida Orchestra will present two free outdoor concerts as part of its Pops in the Parks series. Attendees are invited to pack a picnic dinner and listen to a lively mix of familiar classics and popular favorites underneath the stars. The orchestra will perform Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at the Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg; and Sunday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., at River Tower Park, 401 East Bird St., Tampa. Concertgoers at both Park Concerts are encouraged to bring canned food donations for Tampa Bay Harvest for their food bank services in the Tampa Bay area. The Vinoy Park Concert also will feature a pre-concert performance from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. The performance will showcase two finalists from VSA Florida Young Soloists Competition, who will be representing the state of Florida in the national competition in Washington, D.C. later this year. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Journey, Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town, Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-7402446 or visit www.livenation.com.Capitol Theatre Renaissance, Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Clearwater Jazz Holiday After Party, Friday, Oct. 19, 10 p.m. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. George Clinton, Friday, Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m. Arturo Sandoval, Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 and 9 p.m. Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.England Brothers Park Days of the New featuring Khora, Consinity and The August Name; Saturday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. The bandshell is in England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Visit www.pinellas-park.com.Hard Rock Caf Tampa The Bangles, Sunday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Caf Tampa is at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. Call 813-627-7625. 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The Mahaffey Boyz II Men, Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Beethoven to Bernstein; Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel; Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. The Florida Orchestra: Sibelius Violin Concerto; Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.The Ritz Ybor GZA with Sweet Valley, Killer Mike and Bear Hands; Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Band of Horses, Sunday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Ani DiFranco, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Matt & Kim, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. GWAR, Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. AWOLNATION with Imagine Dragons and Zeale, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. 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Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Honey Island Swamp Band, Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Caravan of Thieves with The Mud Flappers and Applebutter Express, Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. John Nemeth, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. The Commander Cody Band, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Tinsley Ellis, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. Swamp Cabbage, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Halcyon, Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Red Elvises, Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Maria Muldaur, Sunday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. 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Early Bird Dinner Theatres production of Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced farce that employs physical humor, mistaken identities, misunderstandings and idiosyncratic characters to evoke hilarity. Seating for performances is Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. Seating for matinees is Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 a person. For reservations, call 446-5898. Visit www.earlybirddinnerthe atre.com. Photo courtesy of EARLY BIRD DINNER THEATREFrom left, Jonelle Meyer, Tracy Borgatti and Toby Manion star in Early Bird Dinner Theatres production of Ken Ludwigs Moon Over Buffalo, running through Oct. 27.Ideally, what happens backstage should stay backstage except in the case of Ken Ludwigs madcap comedy Moon Over Buffalo. This wacky farce is ably Staged by the Early Bird Dinner Theatre troupe the areas masters of comic mayhem. Early Bird Dinner Theatres production of Moon Over Buffalo runs through Oct. 27, at the Italian American Club, 200 S. McMullen Booth Road. This backstage farce set in 1953 revolves around traveling actors George and Charlotte Hay aging thespians who have earned a degree of success and fame on stage and in film. The couple yearns for their one big break that elusive big budget Hollywood blockbuster opportunity to elevate them to the pantheon of cinema stardom. Of course, that opportunity arrives at the worst possible moment. The Hays marriage is collapsing due to Georges infidelity. Their daughter Rosalind an escapee from the wild life of the theater has returned to introduce her parents to her fianc. Paul Rosalinds former beau is managing the Hays theater company, which is in financial ruin. Eileen a member of the troupe is pregnant with Georges child. Curtain CallLee Clark Zumpe
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8B Entertainment Leader, September 27, 2012 SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE BRAND NAMES PRINTABLE FREE Start at www.tbnweekly.com 41212 CLICK PRINTSAVE!ITS EASY 092012 090612 Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Hotel TransylvaniaGenre: Comedy and animation Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and Jon Lovitz Director: Genndy Tartakovsky Rated: PG Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Draculas lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more to celebrate his beloved daughter Maviss 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. LooperGenre: Action and thriller Cast: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels Director: Rian Johnson Rated: R In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a looper a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joes future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. Wont Back DownGenre: Drama Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez, Lance Reddick and Emily Alyn Lind Director: Daniel Barnz Rated: PG Wont Back Down is a powerful story inspired by true events of parenthood, friendship, hope and courage. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis portray determined mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their childrens failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and a system mired in traditional thinking, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. The story depicts a series of battles in which the lead roles are combatants waging war against a broken system. The weapons they employ are hope and action. Audiences will identify with many of the struggles facing Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) and Nona Alberts (Davis) as they fight for their children against a powerful bureaucracy. Theirs is a story that emboldens and enlightens, and posits that one person can make a difference.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.The BarrensGenre: Horror and thriller Cast: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, Erick Knudsen and Allie MacDonald Director: Darren Bousman Opening this weekendHotel Transylvania welcomes monstrous guests; Bruce Willis stars in Looper Photo courtesy of SONY PICTURES ANIMATIONDracula (Adam Sandler), center, looks on nervously as his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the human boy Jonathan (Andy Samberg) share an intimate moment in Hotel Transylvania, an animated comedy from Sony Pictures Animation.Rated: R Its known as the Jersey Devil, the winged beast spawned 400 years ago by Satan himself. Some say this creature still inhabits the dense pine forests of southern New Jersey, where Richard Vineyard (Stephen Moyer) takes his family for a rustic weekend camping trip. As the Vineyard family ventures further into the woods in search of the perfect campsite, Richard teeters on the edge of sanity. And it seems that the blood-crazed demon called The Jersey Devil may no longer be just a myth. The HoleGenre: Adventure, fantasy and thriller Cast: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Bruce Dern and Teri Polo Director: Joe Dante Not rated Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with several padlocks. They take the locks off and soon they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell.Solomon KaneGenre: Action, adventure and fantasy Cast: James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alice Krige and Mackenzie Crook Director: Michael J. Bassett Rated: R Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents. As the story opens, Kane and his men are carving a bloody path through hordes of defenders of a city in northern Africa. But when Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, things start to get strange. It turns out that the castle is inhabited by evil demons but Kane and his men push on deeper into the keep, hell-bent for treasure. His men are picked off one by one and eventually Kane is left alone facing down a 10-foot beast ... the Reaper. The demon tells Kane that hes come from Hell specifically to get him. Though Kane manages to escape the demon, he knows that he must redeem himself by renouncing violence and living a life of peace and purity. It isnt long before his newfound spirituality is tested when he journeys across an England ravaged by diabolical human raiders who fight under the command of a terrifying, masked Overlord. When he fails to stop the slaughter of a family that has befriended him, Kane vows to free their daughter, who has been enslaved even if it means putting his own soul in peril by renouncing his vow of peace. His search brings him face to face with the brother he thought dead and the evil sorcerer who has manipulated him for his own ends. In the process of saving the girl and defeating the magician, Kane learns that he has been saved from the Reaper in order to fulfill a new destiny to defend the innocent and fight evil wherever it may occur.For more movie news including whats playing at local theaters, trailers and an opportunity to purchase tickets online, visit www.TBNweek ly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu.