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Photo by TOM GERMONDBoys, 11 and 12 years old, dive into the Southwest Pool in Largo at the start of a 100-meter breaststroke event June 15 during the Lightning Invitational hosted by West Florida Lightning Aquatics. Nine teams and 336 boys and girls participated in the invitational, including a family from Indiana that was visiting the area.And theyre offEmployee pension loans approvedLargo commissioners agree to allow loans against city pension balances By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO After an initial tied vote, Largo commissioners were able to come to a consensus on an emotionally charged issue regarding employee pensions June 18. At stake was the ability for city employees to take out loans against their retirement fund balance. Employees have complained about the citys mandated program that requires them to contribute 5 percent of their pay, which the city then matches. They requested staff to allow them to take out loans on the funds accumulated via their 401(a), and potentially a 457(b), retirement plans. City staff including Human Resources Director Susan Sinz has been against the idea, given the potentially damaging financial consequences such a loan program could have on individual city employees in the long run. We all feel, I think all of the commission was very clear, in that this money is of course intended for retirement, Sinz said. There are exceptional circumstances that come up, and you do want to give employees that option. Sinz presented the commission with a proposed loan program on May 7. Some of the commissioners expressed reluctance to allow the leans, but the majority was in favor of the program and suggested changes. Immediately contended in the revised proposal June 18 was a stipulation that employees could only take out loans against the money they contributed to the plan, not the citys contribution, whether it is vested or not. Fire district chief injured in crashA car reportedly trying to bypass traffic hit a Largo Fire Department pickup truck headed to a structure fire June 12. A white car, headed east on Ulmerton, moved into the turn lane to bypass the traffic, the Largo Fire Department reported. The vehicle crashed into the fire truck, hitting the passenger-side door. . P a g e 2 A LARGO SCHOOLS HEALTHHealthSouth names new CEOTripp Smith has been named as the chief executive officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo. Also, Lar go Medical Center recently received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. . P a g e 7 A HEALTHWoman found dead in backyardRelatives found the body of Penelope A. Lacy, 58, in the backyard behind her home on Beach Trail about 10:15 a.m. June 15. . P a g e 5 A Largo band alumni plan fundraiserThe Largo Band of Gold Alumni Association will be holding a reunion the weekend of June 22. A banquet and picnic are being held not only for alumni to reminisce, but also to raise money for the Robert R. Cotter Memorial Scholarship Fund. . P a g e 1 2 A Sheriff fires detention deputy Veteran of 14 years accused of excessive force on inmate ... Page 4A. Also, Largo Cultural Center offers theater camp for children this summer ... Page 1B.Monsters University, World War Z open in theaters this week Volume XXXV,No. 48 June 20, 2013 www.TBNweekly.com AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY?Diagnosis Treatment Rehab Attor ney and Specialist ReferralsGreg Hollstrom II, DC, Brian Rebori, DC 11444 Seminole Blvd., Largo 727-393-6100 drgreghollstrom.com032113 $49FIRST MASSAGE*$59FIRST FACIAL* 10609 Ulmerton Rd. 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Little by little, I was putting batteries in them and cleaning them and taking them out and getting them all ready for Fathers Day, said Linda Sofarelli, director of the thrift store. Its just so sad that somebody robs a charity. The store alarm went off at about 8 p.m. on June 8. Sofarelli received a call and met Largo police at the store about 10 minutes later. Nothing was amiss. When the alarm went off again at about 10:45 p.m., Sofarelli wondered if the alarm was malfunctioning. The police told her they would check the premises and call if they needed her to open the store. They said everything looked fine, Sofarelli said. It wasnt. An audio recorder triggered by the motion detector at 12:45 p.m. recorded shuffling and a bang, likely from the burglary suspect. Sofarelli didnt notice the damage when she first came in County staff propose fee changesPhotos by JULIANA A. TORRESTop left, Linda Sofarelli, director for the RCS Thrift Store, shows the damage done to the back door of the store during the break-in June 8. The lock is now reinforced, but the damage still apparent.Above, thrift store staff Elaine Couto, left, and Kathy Williamson inspect a display that used to be more fully stocked with items for sale.At left, the floor of the thrift store at 2960 East Bay Drive in Largo. By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Fee changes are part of Pinellas Countys strategy to balance the budget for fiscal year 2013-14. The changes follow the commissions strategic plan to align the beneficiary of a service to the funding level for that service, according to the staff report. In other words, the cost of some services should be paid by the user. The amount of the fee is set taking into consideration: efficiency, equity, revenue adequacy and administrative burden, staff said. Office of Management and Budget Director Eric Naughton presented highlights of the proposed changes during a budget information session June 6. If approved, the new fees could generate an estimated $15,000 for the general fund budget. Changes to existing fees could generate an additional $60,000. New fees include a $25 rental fee for the use of a trap from Animal Services, which would generate an estimated $7,500. Communications proposes to charge a $100 fee per hour plus overtime for use of studio space, which could bring in as much as $4,000. Parks and Recreation wants to add a new campground cancellation fee of $30 to $40.50, which could generate $3,670 in See FEES, page 4A See LOANS, page 4A See BURGLARY, page 4A Features Business . . . . . . . . . . .8A Classieds . . . . . . . . .5-7B County . . . . . . . . . . .4-5A Entertainment . . . . . . .1-4, 8B Faith & family . . . . . . . .11A Health . . . . . . . . . . . .7A Just for fun . . . . . . . . . .2B Largo . . . . . . . . . . .2-3A Pet connection . . . . . . . . .9A Police beat . . . . . . . . . .5A Schools . . . . . . . . . . .12A Sports . . . . . . . . . . .13A Viewpoints . . . . . . . . . .10A Call 397-5563 For News & Advertising VIEWPOINTSCarl Hiaasen The partys over at the IRS. ... Page 10A. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Largo fire truck involved in crash on UlmertonLARGO A car reportedly trying to bypass traffic hit a Largo Fire Department pickup truck headed to a structure fire June 12. The truck assigned to the district chief for Station 38 was responding to a fire at 12171 117th St. at around 6:50 p.m. The driver, Lt. Lance Michael, was training as acting captain, with District Chief Brian Brady, offering guidance and direction as his passenger. They were traveling west on Ulmerton Road, about to turn south onto 113th Street. Witnesses said the truck had its lights and sirens on as they moved through the intersection. All traffic had stopped as a result. A white car, headed east on Ulmerton, moved into the turn lane to bypass the traffic, the Largo Fire Department reported. The vehicle crashed into the fire truck, hitting the passenger-side door. Michael was able to get out of the truck on his own and did not complain of injuries. Bradys door was pinned shut, having been pushed 8 to 10 inches inside the cab of the vehicle. He was initially confused and later complained of neck pain, the department reported. Firefighters had to forcibly remove the vehicles door in order to get Brady out of the truck. An ambulance took him to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was evaluated and found to have soft tissue injuries only. He was released later that evening at around 11 p.m. After a follow-up exam, the department anticipated his return to work on June 15. Due to the extrication, the department has initially declared the district chief truck totaled Largo police cited the driver of the car for failure to yield. The driver did not complain of injuries and signed a refusal for treatment and transport at the scene. Photos by STEVEN HIRSCHFIELDAbove, Largo firefighters work to pull the door off a department pickup truck in order to remove District Chief Brian Brady following a crash on Ulmerton Road June 12. At right, Largo firefighters inspect the damage done to the truck after extraditing Brady. City calendar City calendarLargo Central ParkThe Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. Within the park are Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, the Largo Public Library, at 120 Central Park Drive, and the historic Largo Feed Store, at 295 Central Park Drive. For information about special events, call 5876740, ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.Fourth of JulyLARGO Come see one of the best firework shows in Pinellas County at the city of Largos free Fourth of July celebration on Thursday, July 4, 6 to 10 p.m., at Largo Central Park. Enjoy a DJ, activities and food, with a fireworks display at about 9:15 p.m. Limited on-site parking will be available for $5. Park and walk from Largo Middle School and Largo High School. Do not park in surrounding neighborhoods. No alcohol, coolers, pets, personal fireworks or sparklers will be permitted. Community Event Friends, who have helped to support this event, will be on display in the park on the night of the event. Presenting sponsors are Hampton Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Additional sponsors are Pinch a Penny, Creative Contractors and Biltmore Construction.Train WeekendLARGO Ride miniature trains around Largo Central Park on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the first full weekend of the month. The next train weekend is July 6-7. For more information, visit the Train Weekend link at www.LargoEvents.com.Genealogy classesLARGO The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a variety of free classes every month at Largo Public Library. Upcoming classes include: how to trace living persons, tracking your family through the census, using the Library of Congress website and more. For a complete listing with details of classes and scheduled times, visit www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx. For more information, contact Bob Bryan at 595-4521 or email BBryan84@gmail.com.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Silver screen classics LARGO Enjoy an afternoon viewing a movie for free June 20, noon to 3 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. Refreshments will be sold and information on the movie will be handed out. The event is sponsored by Imperial Palms Apartments. Call 518-3131 for a listing of movies.Kiwanis host tribute concertLARGO In an effort to raise funds for service projects, the Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas is sponsoring a concert featuring The Chilly Winds, a tribute to the music of The Kingston Trio on June 27, 7 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. General admission tickets are $15, and reserved seats are $17. All tickets at the door on the night of the show will be $18. For advance tickets, call the club at 536-0412 or the Community Center. Luncheon with a showLARGO Enjoy a luncheon and show June 27, noon to 2 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. Enjoy a meal, dessert and entertainment. Purchase $12 tickets in advance in the office. There will be no refunds or exchanges.Black Box presents show with a trivia twistLARGO Black Box Theater Productions presents So You Think Youre A Movie Buff by the Gypsy Stage Repertory Company July 19, 8 p.m., at the Largo Community Center. The cost is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Enjoy a night of fun and unique entertainment where scenes, monologues and iconic oneliners from famous films are performed live with a trivia twist. Follow along and answer questions like name the movie, the actors, characters name, movie theme song and more. People with the most correct answers win prizes. The show contains some adult content, dark humor and adult language. The show is not recommended for children 15 and younger.Weekly events S q u a r e d a n c i n g : Fridays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Spend the evening dancing country-style to professional caller Allen Snell. The cost is $6. S w i n g d a n c i n g : Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing on a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Free lessons run from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance with music by DJ Savoy Swing. The cost is $6 with a recreation card and $7 without a recreation card. B a y A r e a S i n g l e s d a n c e : Sundays, 6 to 10 p.m. Dress to impress, and join about 150 singles and friends of all ages to dance to an extensive music library to fit every taste. Cost is $8.Highland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Highland offers Les Mills classLARGO Les Mills Body Pump, the original barbell class, is coming to the new Highland Recreation Complex. Body Pump is designed to sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast. Certified instructors will provide resistance workout training that focuses on low weight loads and high repetition movements to help burn fat, gain strength and produce lean body muscle conditioning.Tiny Tot Story TimeLARGO Children ages 5 and younger are invited to dress to the theme for a morning of fun on second Fridays, 10:15 to 11 a.m., at Highland Recreation Center. Visit www.TBNweekly.com See CALENDAR, page 3A Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Expires 7-15-13 TBNBARBER SHOPHAIRCUTS Mens $9.75 Ladies $9.95061313 www.WestBayClippers.com $1 OFF Photos courtesy of the LARGO KIWANISOn June 3, Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas gave refreshments and awarded certificates to third-, fourthand fifth-graders at Ponce de Leon Elementary School who successfully raised their grades with the help of the clubs program Bringing Up Grades, or BUG. Pictured above are the third grade winners with, from left, guidance counselor Kim Dowden, teacher Holly Bauman and Principal Thea Saccasyn. BUG winnersPictured above are the fifth-grade winners at Ponce de Leon Elementary with Dowden. Pictured at left are the fourthgrade winners with teacher Lisa Porter and Dowden. Largo Rotary to host car showLARGO The Rotary Club of Largo will present the inaugural Cruisin the Park charity car and truck show Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive in Largo. The show is open to all classic and custom cars and trucks. A total of 85 trophies will be awarded. Registration is $20 the day of the show. Pre-registration before Saturday, June 22 is $15. Spectator parking and admission is free. The event will feature fun for the entire family, with activities for children, specialty vendors and cash raffles. Food and drinks will be available. The car show will take place rain or shine. All proceeds will benefit the Rotarys Camp Florida, a 21-acre nonprofit camp for children with special needs and challenges. The Rotary Club of Largo is looking for sponsors for the show, as well as raffle prizes and cash donations. Title sponsorship costs $500, Rolls Royce sponsorship is $200, business coupe sponsorship $100 and Model A sponsor costs $25. Make checks payable to the Rotary Club of Largo Foundation, P.O. Box 578, Largo, FL 33779-0578. For more Information, visit www.largorotary.com, email info@largorotary.com or call 434-0205.Rotary gets a new boardThe Rotary Club of Largo held its annual banquet at Alfanos Restaurant June 12, welcoming the board for the 2013 to 2014 year. Steven Moore, center, will serve as club president in the upcoming year. Pictured with him are Eric Coyner, immediate past president, and Marie Etheridge, president-elect for 2014 to 2015. Photo courtesy of LARGO ROTARY CLUB Museum offers rides on military vehiclesLARGO The Armed Forces History Museum will host Ride Through History, featuring military vehicle rides, Saturdays, July 13 and 27 and August 10 and 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2050 34th Way N. Along with the rides, visitors will witness World War II re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division and enjoy free hot dogs. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Call 539-8371 or visit armedforcesmuseum.com. Hear a story, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Preregistration two weeks prior is required. The cost is $5 for residents or $6.25 for nonresidents.Lego FriendsLARGO Lego Friends, for ages 5 and older, meet to build projects on third Saturdays, 11 a.m. to noon, at Highland Recreation Complex. Meet new friends while exploring the land of Legos. Tickets are, with a recreation card, $5 for residents and $6.25 for nonresidents or $9.25 without a card.Southwest Recreation ComplexSouthwest Recreation Complex, which includes an aquatic complex, is at 13120 Vonn Road. Call 518-3125 for recreation or 518-3126 for the pool. Visit PlayLargo.com or LargoPools.com for Southwest pool.Float and watch a movieLARGO The summer brings Flick N Float Family Movies on Fridays, July 12, 19, and 26, starting at dusk or about 9 p.m., at the Southwest pool. Bring your favorite float or chair from home and watch a Friday night family movie. Free hot dogs and concessions will be available. Games and activities are planned for each event. Hunt for treasure at the poolLARGO The city of Largo will host Splashs Treasure Hunt on July 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Southwest pool. Children are invited to look for hidden treasure all over the aquatic facility. Hunts are divided by age group: 2 to 4 years, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years and 11 to 12 years. Hot dogs will be given away throughout the event, while supplies last. Come aboard the pirate ship but beware of the plank.Aqua Zumba classesLARGO The Largo Aquatics Division now offers Aqua Zumba, a high-energy water exercise class, on Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m., at the Southwest pool. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio dance workout with music that conditions and tones the body. Adding water resistance to Zumba allows individuals to receive a more intense cardio-based workout in a low-impact environment. Instructor Angelique Renaud will lead the class in 4 feet of water, so no swimming skills are required. However, participants should be comfortable in waist-deep water and must be at least 12 years old. As with any exercise program, check with your doctor before starting. A lifeguard will be on duty during all class times. Aqua Zumba is a drop-in class; no preregistration required or punch cards accepted. Classes are $5 per person for Largo residents, $6.25 for nonresidents or $9.25 for guests.SilverSneakers programLARGO The SilverSneakers program an innovative health, exercise, and wellness plan to help older adults live healthy, active lifestyles is offered at Southwest Recreation Center and Pool. The program gives members a daily fitness pass, daily pool admission for fitness swimming and classes including Aqua Fit & Trim, tai chi, chair exercise, muscular strength and range of movement and Fit Over 50. CALENDAR, from page 2A Toastmasters invite new membersLARG0 Largo Star Toastmasters Club 5933 invites members to its weekly meeting on Wednesdays, 12:05 to 1:05 p.m., at the Young Rainey Star Center, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road No. 120. A Toastmasters club provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their oral communication and leadership skills. Come watch as members present speeches, develop leadership skills and participate in Table Topics sessions in a relaxed yet structured one-hour setting. Call 488-8010 or email johnrouisse@yahoo.com. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


4A County Leader, June 20, 2013new revenue. Staff estimated a minimal amount of new money from a $360 fee for some small asbestos removal projects. New technology user fees for building and development review services could bring in an estimated $40,000. However, proposed building fee reductions could take away as much as $51,000. The combination of new fees and reductions would mean $11,000 less revenue next year.Animal ServicesAnimal Services proposes a number of changes to existing fees including raising the impoundment fee for sterilized dogs from $50 to $60 and the fee for non-sterilized dogs from $80 to $100. If approved, the cost of spaying and neutering would increase by $10 with the spay fee for dogs going from $45 to $55 and the spay fee for cats increasing from $35 to $45. The neuter fee for dogs would go up from $35 to $45 and the neuter fee for cats from $25 to $35. Adoption fees are also on the proposed fee increase list. Adoption fees for a dog age 4 months or younger and small breed dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less could go up from $40 to $75. The cost of dangerous dog registration will remain the same, but staff recommends decreasing the number of annual inspections from two to one. The combination of fee increases and service changes could provide Animal Services with nearly $60,000 in additional monies.Health departmentProposed new fees for the Health Department, which is a state fund, account for an estimated $73,000 in revenue. Those fees include a $75 annual permit for clients that operate multiple food service operations at the same location. Staff estimates an additional $1,125 from that new fee. A new $5 fingerprinting fee to cover administrative costs of processing electronic fingerprint records for childcare homes and centers is expected to bring in $8,145. A $10 administrative fee for TB blood testing would generate an estimated $4,000. A fee of $30 per visit for dental care for low-income children under age 21 without dental insurance could raise an estimated $42,000 for the health department budget. Another new fee of $10 per maternity office visit could raise $18,000 and $5 a visit per client for maternity group visits could generate an additional $6,900.Sunstar ambulance feesIf the commission approves staff recommendations, ambulance fees also would increase, generating an estimated $392,490. The proposed fee increase for Sunstar ambulance transports and services include: Advanced life support from $560.32 to $577.69 Advance life support 2 from $665.86 to $686.50 Critical care transport from $125.43 to $129.32 Mileage per loaded mile from $12.66 to $13.05 Staff also proposes raising the annual membership fee for the Sunstar ambulance program from $72.84 to $91.05 for families and $46.82 to $58.53 for the single plan. Increased membership cost would bring in an estimated $75,150. Combined fee changes for Sunstar could generate an estimated $467,640.Water and sewer ratesA bit of good news came from the June 6 meeting. The schedule of rate increases for water and sewer approved in 2011 is still adequate to support planned expenditures, according to staff from the Department of Environment and Infrastructure. The four-year rate increase plan includes the declining demand from wholesale customers in Clearwater, Oldsmar and Tarpon Springs due to those municipalities developing their own water supplies. No significant increase is expected from Tampa Bay Water for the coming year. No significant increases are expected for the countys Utility operations, Sheriffs Office fires detention deputyReasons include use of excessive force on an inmate, falsifying a report and untruthfulness By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fired a 13year veteran June 14 for violation of various general orders and policies, including the use of excessive force. Detention Deputy Elizabeth Kretzer, 40, an employee since Oct. 4, 1999, also reportedly falsified information on her report of the incident, which occurred on Dec. 23, 2012 at the county jail. Internal Affairs Investigators said Kretzer slapped an unidentified inmate on the side of the head and then reported that the inmate grabbed her, which was untrue. Kretzer also misrepresented and omitted facts in her report, including the use of force. The incident started when a female inmate returned to the meal line to get an extra breakfast tray. Kretzer told the inmate to return the tray, which she did. Kretzer reported that she asked the inmate to leave the housing unit so she could explain to her the feeding process. However, recordings from the time of the incident do not match Kretzers report. Instead, they show that Kretzer improperly engaged in a verbal argument and that she had asked the inmate to leave the housing unit because the inmate had flipped her off. After exiting the housing unit into the vestibule, Kretzer improperly challenged her to repeat the gesture. The inmate accepted the challenge, according to the investigators report. Investigators said Kretzer then clutched the shoulder of the inmates sweatshirt and pulled her out of the vestibule, through the corridor and into a visitation room. The action was done with sufficient force to cause the inmate to bounce off the detention deputys body, the report said. While in the visitation room, Kretzer struck the inmate across the side of her head with her hand; and then falsely claimed in her report that the inmate grabbed her shirt prompting her to slap the inmate in order to create distance from her. Investigators concluded, The touching of the inmate and use of force was determined to be unjustified, and by Kretzers own admission, the inmate offered no resistance. Further, Detention Deputy Kretzer misrepresented and omitted facts of the incident in her report, including failure to document the use of force. Kretzer committed three level five violations and one level three violation, scoring 90 points on the sheriffs office discipline range. She also had five carryover points from previous disciplinary action for a total of 95 progressive disciplinary points. In accordance with agency policy, this total reverts to a 75 point level with the recommended discipline range from a 10-day suspension to termination, Internal Affairs reported. The sheriff chose termination. Criminal charges are being investigated and will be referred to the State Attorneys Office for review.Internal Affairs reports onlineDetails of Kretzers investigation are available at the sheriffs website. Gualtieri announced June 13 that in the interest of transparency and openness in government, closed Internal Affairs investigation summaries would be available to the public at www.pscoweb.com. To access the reports, look for the Administration link on the top of the page, then pick the Internal Affairs link from the drop down menu and click on Closed IA Cases. The cases are listed in date order of when they were posted and available as a PDF. Information includes a summary and final actions. The oldest posting is from March 6. It was posted June 7. The cases show various levels of progressive discipline through termination, as well as cases in which members have been exonerated. We want to make the results of our Internal Affairs cases more readily and easily available to the citizens of Pinellas County, Gualtieri said in a press release about his decision to post the disposition summaries. This further reflects the commitment we have on keeping Pinellas County citizens well informed about our Internal Affairs process, and how complaints from the public are taken seriously.Statistical information for 2011, 2012Statistical information about administrative and command level investigations also is available dating back to 2011. Look for the links under the dispositions on the same page. In 2012, Bureau commanders conducted 180 administrative investigations, in which 144 were deemed sustained, 18 unsubstantiated, 10 unfounded, six exonerated and two were listed in as other. The investigations resulted in 70 reprimands and 74 orders of counseling. None involved education-based discipline. Almost twice as many administrative investigations, 258, were reported in 2011. On those, 196 were sustained, 34 were deemed unsubstantiated, 10 unfounded, 11 exonerated and seven were listed in the other category. Discipline included 99 reprimands, and 97 were referred to counseling. Again, none involved education-based discipline. Internal Affairs looks into possible violations of policy or criminal laws by member of the Sheriffs Office. In 2012, Internal Affairs conducted 109 formal investigations and determined that 67 were sustained, 11 unsubstantiated, eight unfounded, five exonerated and 18 were listed as other. Seven investigations resulted in terminations, two in resignations, 42 received suspensions, nine got a reprimand and seven received other. Four received education-based discipline. In contrast to the administrative investigations, in 2011 Internal Affairs investigations were down. The division only looked into 51 cases compared to 109 in 2012. Of the 51, 38 were sustained, five were found unsubstantiated, none were unfounded, two exonerated and six were listed as other. No employees were terminated, two resigned, 31 were suspended, five were reprimanded and three received educationbased discipline. BriefsDeputies help clean up homeless campCLEARWATER Deputies with Pinellas County Sheriffs community policing unit assisted with a cleanup project June 15 at a homeless encampment near High Point between U.S. 19 and 62nd Street in unincorporated Clearwater. Keep Pinellas Beautiful and 1-800-GOT-JUNK also assisted in cleaning the wooded area that is frequented by many transients, who leave behind various items and trash. Monthly trash cleanups involving some residents from Safe Harbor have been initiated in this area, according to a press release from the Sheriffs Office, but a larger scale cleanup was needed.Transit ridership continues record-setting paceST. PETERSBURG Bus riders in Pinellas County boarded Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority vehicles more frequently last month than in any May in agency history. Preliminary figures show that passengers boarded PSTA buses 1.21 million times last month, which makes for a 1 percent increase over the previous record set in 2012 and a 2 percent jump over April 2013. Agency leaders said riders have now set all-time monthly records in 18 of the past 19 months and the increasing ridership has led to standing-room-only buses along many PSTA routes throughout the day. To help meet the constantly increasing demand for transit in Pinellas County, the PSTA Board of Directors and the County Commission have agreed to place a one-cent transportation sales tax initiative on the November 2014 ballot. If approved by voters, the new funding would eliminate the current property tax levied for PSTA and still allow the agency to significantly increase bus service within a few years. Those increases would include more frequent buses that run throughout longer periods of the day, as well as new routes in areas not currently served by transit. To keep up with the agencys plans for the future of transportation in Pinellas County, visit www.greenlightpinellas.org.Repairs begin on failed sewer mainST. PETERSBURG Work crews completed a bypass of a failed 42inch force sewer main June 14, allowing permanent repairs to begin. The main force at Pinellas County Utilities South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation facility failed June 13. Raw sewage flowed into the plants stormwater basin and overflowed into Joes Creek. The flow of sewage has since been contained. Residents should avoid swimming or other recreational use of Joes Creek until further notice. Slide 3 of a staff PowerPoint presentation shows the highlights of fee changes for the general fund budget.according to Steve Carroll, DEIs director of finance. As approved in 2011, there will be no increase in the cost of water in 2014 or 2015; however, the base rate charge will go up from $4.35 a month to $5.35 next year and increase by another dollar in 2015. Wholesale customers will see an annual 4 percent increase with the volumetric rate increasing from $3.56 to $3.70 next year and to $3.85 in 2015. The volumetric rate per 1,000 gallons for sewer will increase from $4.31 to $4.57 in 2014 and to $4.84 in 2015. The base rate is going up from $11.80 to $12.51 and will jump to $13.26 in 2015. Wholesale volumetric rate per 1,000 gallons will increase from $3.52 to $3.83 next year and $4.18 in 2015. The availability fee for reclaimed water will remain at $7; but the monthly user fee will increase by a dollar each year through 2015, going from $10 to $11 and then $12. The user fee per 1,000 gallons is going up from 80 cents to 88 cents and then to 96 cents in 2015. Residents who receive reclaimed water and do not pay an availability charge, will see their monthly user fee increase by a dollar a year, going from $16 in 2013 to $17 in 2015 and $18 in 2015. The user fee per 1,000 gallons will increase the same amount as that paid by customers without an availability fee. Utilities is currently looking at undertaking an indepth review of rate changes to see if there is an alternative to annual rate increases, Carroll said. County Administrator Bob LaSala said the review is an effort to look at the long-term global perspective and not assume we can raise rates ad nauseam. We may not find anything new, LaSala said. But were looking at it. LaSala is scheduled to present his proposed budget on July 9. Commissioners will consider the fees as they discuss the budget millage rates for next year. Fees are not final until the budget and millage rates are approved at a second public hearing on Sept. 17. For more information on the budget, visit www.pinellascounty.org/budget. FEES, from page 1A LOANS, from page 1A BURGLARY, from page 1A Photo courtesy PSTALong lines are common on the PSTAs trolley going to St. Pete Beach.the next morning. She walked straight to the back and saw a desk drawer has been left open. Even her own office looked normal until she noticed the damage to the locked filing cabinet. They were so neat, she explained. But the cash register drawer that had been locked up was emptied, along with a jar of petty change. The basket of watches not yet on display had been emptied along with another basket that held potential collectibles Sofarelli wanted to research. The burglar stole a Hank Aaron-signed baseball waiting to be authenticated, a small camera, a GPS and at least 1,000 pesos worth of Mexican coins. On the store floor, the large display case by the cash register had been cleaned out. A smaller case displaying sterling silver jewelry on one shelf, 14-karat gold on another and the large display of watches for Fathers Day was empty except for a gold-colored pin that was left behind. Sofarelli was still reeling with the shock of it almost a week later. It just made me sick to my stomach; it really did, she said. I havent slept since then. Things just keep going through my head. On Monday morning as she cleaned up, Sofarelli found a footprint, concealed under a piece of paper by the desk in her office. It was raining the night of the burglary, she remembered. She gave the evidence to the police, who said it could help confirm a suspect, but couldnt identify the perpetrator. None have yet been identified. A power surge a couple days before the burglary knocked out the stores cameras. They didnt come back on, leaving the police without any footage of the suspect or suspects. Sofarelli said she didnt have any clues as to who the robber might be. Theres so many people in and out of here, she said. We havent had any disgruntled employees. The back door that was forced open during the break-in has been reinforced, and Sofarelli said she plans on installing a deadbolt as well. Its just disturbing, especially since we help so many people, Sofarelli said. It could have been a client. You never know who could be watching. The RCS Thrift Store, at 2960 East Bay Drive, is one of four branches of the charity Religious Community Services, dedicated to helping families in Pinellas County with food, shelter, safety and clothing. Last year, the thrift store, first opened in 1998, provided $26,000 in merchandise to people in need. Proceeds from its sales help fund the charitys other programs: the RCS Grace House, the Haven of RCS and the RCS Food Bank, which is the largest distributor of food to those in need in Pinellas County. I cant believe anybody would come in here and do that, said Elaine Couto, in charge of merchandising at the store. We help people. Why would you come in and do that? It my mind, it dont register. For more information about RCS or to help, call 584-3528 or visit www.RCSpinellas.org.Commissioner Robert Murray pointed out that some of the employees he had talked to wanted to take out the loans to help pay for medical issues or procedures. If theyre already vested at that point, its their money. If they leave the city, they can take it with them, so why not give them that opportunity to use that money to borrow against? Murray said. Under the citys current retirement plan, the citys contribution funds are 25 percent vested after the employee has worked for two years, 50 percent vested after three years, 75 percent vested after four and fully vested after five years of working with the city. Murray initially proposed that the loan program be amended to allow the employees to borrow against their entire vested balance. Commissioners Jamie Robinson and Michael Smith agreed with him. However the first vote on the issue tied, with Commissioner Curtis Holmes abstaining due to being licensed with ING Financial Services, the company that will administer the program on behalf of the city. Mayor Pat Gerard said she was taking the more conservative approach in voting against the amendment to the program. Staff was extremely reluctant to do this in the first place. Im trying to find middle ground to that. We kind of shoved this down their throat, she said. Commissioner Harriet Crozier said that her perspective as a retiree guided her decision. She said she understood how much one depended on steady retirement funds, which could be detrimentally affected by the proposed loan program. Odds are, youre going to wish that you had (that money) later on, she said. They have other avenues to be able to borrow. Robinson argued that sometimes working people cant always get a loan. I dont understand why someone would sit here and try to tell somebody who is working every single day that, No you cant do this because I think that I know what you should be doing, he said. He added that since he grew up with nothing, he understood that sometimes people need options when they are struggling. You have to have retirement, I know. I worked very, very hard to get to that point in my life, he said. If theyre responsible to enough, vested in their job and doing what they need to do (and) if they need some money to do something right now, Im not going to stand in their way. The staffs proposed loan program required that the employee could take out a loan against only 50 percent of their contribution to the retirement plan. After some confusion regarding the wording of that stipulation, commissioners agreed that they could allow employees to borrow against 50 percent of the vested balance in their retirement fund, no matter how much of those funds were contributed by the city. The commissioners voted 6-0 to approve the loan program with that stipulation. Per the new policy, employees must pay back any loans via payroll deductions within five years, unless the loan is for the purchase of a primary residence. The minimum loan amount is $2,000, and the maximum $50,000. A few of the changes suggested during the May meeting such as requiring employees to sign a document to ensure they understood the potential consequences of the loan and allowing each employee only one such loan could not be implemented per INGs logistics or federal regulations. CorrectionThe story Keeping Largo Beautiful, which ran in the June 13 edition of the Largo Leader, incorrectly named a participant. Woody Brown was among the Largo commissioners who attended the trash pickup June 9. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Jessica Baker, Deputy Walter Kelly, Kathryn Thomas, Deputy Bruce Wilson and Deputy Richard Hoover.Spanish class gradsPedestrian injured in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACH A North Port man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car while crossing Gulf Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. June 15. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, Eric Jack Hampton, 58, of North Port, was crossing Gulf Boulevard from east to west just south of 46th Avenue in St. Pete Beach at the time of the crash. Witnesses told deputies with the sheriffs Major Accident Investigation Team that Hampton made it to the median. But as he ran across the other side, he was struck by a 2004 Mini two-door traveling southbound in the curbside lane driven by Susan W. Carlson, 69, of St. Pete Beach. Hampton was transported by ambulance to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. The investigation continues.Woman found dead in Indian Rocks BeachINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Pinellas County sheriffs deputies dont suspect foul play in the death of an Indian Rocks Beach woman. Relatives found the body of Penelope A. Lacy, 58, in the backyard behind her home on Beach Trail about 10:15 a.m. June 15. Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue responded and pronounced her dead. Deputies said the death does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The Medical Examiners Office will determine cause and manner of death.Standoff ends in arrest of armed manCLEARWATER Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies arrested a 34-year-old male transient June 11 on one count of armed robbery. David Shaffer was arrested about 8 a.m. at the Americas Best Value Inn, 28596 U.S. 19 Clearwater. He is accused of burglarizing a Yellow Cab that was parked at the Mini Storage located at 28420 U.S. 19. According to a report from the sheriffs office, Robert Stipins, 34, of Clearwater reported that a man broke into his cab about 1 a.m. Stipins said he saw the man leaving the mini storage wearing his backpack. He told the dispatcher that the backpack contained a 45-caliber handgun. Stipins also said he had attempted to approach the suspect, who reportedly said he would shoot him if he came close. Stipins followed the man to room 128 at the inn. When deputies arrived at the hotel and attempted to make contact with the suspect, later identified as Shaffer, he refused to come out of the hotel room. Shaffer told deputies he had a gun and made threats to harm deputies if they tried to enter his hotel room. Deputies also learned there was a female inside the hotel room with the suspect. At about 4:30 a.m., the Sheriffs SWAT team and negotiator response team arrived and set up a perimeter around the hotel. They called Shaffer on the phone and he allowed them to speak with his girlfriend, Kristi Orestas, 22, of Clearwater, who said she was safe. After about an hour of negotiations, Shaffer surrendered to deputies peacefully. He was taken into custody without incident about 8 a.m. and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. According to his arrest report, he was charged with armed robbery, burglary and grand theft. Bond was set at $160,000. Shaffer was subsequently charged with introducing/possession of contraband in a county detention facility and felon in possession of a weapon. His bonds now total $175,000.Crash involves deputys cruiserSAFETY HARBOR Pinellas County sheriffs deputies assigned to the major accident investigation team recently investigated a car crash involving a Ford Explorer and a marked patrol car crash in Safety Harbor. and were in need of assistance. A 45-foot response boat with a medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key arrived on scene and transferred all five people to the response boat. The crew towed the disabled boat to Clearwater Pass. No injuries were reported. They had life jackets, flares and a VHF-FM radio aboard, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Brittan Duhon. We understand things happen and it was good to see they had some safety equipment aboard to assist them in case the situation deteriorated.Coast Guard provides helicopter transportTARPON SPRINGS A 28-yearold man was medically evacuated by the Coast Guard 46 miles west of Tarpon Springs Saturday, June 15. A crewmember aboard the 36foot recreational boat, Private Stock, contacted Sector St. Petersburg at 11:37 p.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio, reporting the man was experiencing stomach cramps, cold sweats and tremors. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater arrived on scene, hoisted the patient and trasported him to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition.Dunedin fire under investigationDUNEDIN It took about 20 minutes to get a fire under control at a single-family home at 1965 Sourwood Blvd. in Dunedin June 11. Crews from Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Clearwater fire departments responded with four engines, one truck, one squad and five command officers when the call came in at 8:18 a.m. According to the report from the Dunedin Fire Department, the first firefighters arrived about 8:24 a.m. and found flames showing from front bedroom windows. One occupant was found outside the home and required transport via Sunstar ambulance to Mease Dunedin Hospital. One neighbor was evaluated for smoke inhalation and released by paramedics on scene. One firefighter suffered minor burn injuries and was treated and released. Two dogs and three birds were rescued from the house. Smoke detectors were in the home, but it is unclear if they operated to alert the occupant. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Dunedin Fire Department, Pinellas County Sherriffs Office, and the State Fire Marshals Office. According to the sheriffs report, the incident took place Monday, June 10, about 12:37 a.m. at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North and Fourth Avenue North. Deputy Nicholas Forgione was driving his marked patrol car northbound on Fourth Avenue North, responding to an emergency call for service. Forgione activated his emergency lights prior to approaching the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and continued driving through the intersection. As Forgione drove through the intersection, the front passenger side of his marked cruiser struck the front driver side of the Ford Explorer that was traveling westbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Jade Palanjay, 18, of Seminole was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The three passengers of the Ford Explorer and Deputy Forgione were not injured. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the crash. The investigation continues.Coast Guard rescues four near ClearwaterCLEARWATER Four adults and one child were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 22-foot boat began taking on water 15 miles west of Clearwater June 15. A member aboard the boat contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg at 12:50 p.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio, reporting they were taking on water, had their life jackets on Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


Empowering business for 60 years! WelcomeThe Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is the areas leading organization spearheading initiatives to strengthen the regional business community. In addition to its many business-to-business programs and services, its advocacy on behalf of the Chambers membership and non-aligned businesses is especially significant. The rising tide does lift all ships! For the past 60 years, this volunteer-driven association has been empowering business by providing the necessary tools and resources to help them succeed. This includes networking leads groups, government advocacy and economic development initiatives in addition to programs and events focused on professional development. Most importantly, the Chamber consists of people who realize that they can accomplish collectively what they cannot accomplish individually. If a Return on Involvement (ROI) is your approach to business and life in general, then youd be a welcome addition to the Chamber family. To become a Preferred Central Pinellas Business please visit www.Cen tralChamber.biz or call us at 727-584-2321.151 3rd Street NW, Largo, FL 33770727-584-2321www.CentralChamber.biz Supporting Business & CommunityThe Chamber salutes the following businesses and organizations that joined or renewed their association during the past month. For a complete listing of Preferred Chamber Businesses, stop by the office for a free copy of the Central Pinellas Business & Community Go-To Guide or visit the Chamber website at www.CentralChamber.biz.3 Palms Property Management Advantage Office Supplies Affordable Insurance Agency Aio Wireless, Area Code Wireless LLC Alexa Realty, Inc. American Cancer Society American Retail Alliance Ameriprise Financial Audiology Innovations Awards Auto Repair B.U. Events, LLC, c/o Title Agency of Florida Belleair Medi-Spa Belleair Pool Supply, Inc. Brightway Insurance Cabot Cove of Largo Cay Pointe Villa Chick-fil-A Deuel & Associates Devcon Security Dowling Graphics, Inc Dunkin Donuts The Adler Group Dynamic Solutions Group Electric Motors Lift Station Service, Inc. Elite Tactical Training, LLC En Garde Catering Entel Enterprising Teleservices, Inc. Espo Productions Finleys Irish Pub & Eatery, LLC Ford Fleet Sales Frank C. Weiss, CPA, PA Freeman Baker Insurance Services, LLC Fridas Caf & Bakery Grace Christian Fellowship GTE Financial gWiz Personal Technology Services Hair Cuttery Hammock Hardware Haynors Garden Design, Inc. Holiday Inn Express and Suites TRUSTEE ICON Computer Solutions Jack Rice Insurance, LLC Jackson & Assoc. CPA, PA TRUSTEE Jim & Slims Tool Supply, Inc. Joes Towing & Recovery Lacher McDonald & Co., CPAs Malvern Group Cartridge Services, Inc Mango Bay Martins Pest Services McGill Plumbing New Outlook Home Staging Office Movers of Florida Peacocks Design and Consign Pinellas County Gators Club Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Plumbling By Preston, Inc Premier Outdoor Kitchens & Grills, Inc. Pyramid Aluminum, Inc. R. Davidson Insurance Agency Real Phone Validation.com Redefined Living Revital Agency Ronald Tucker, O.D., P.A. Roosterfish Grill Seasons Belleair Seasons Largo Sisteract Marketing Slyce Pizza Bar Smith Custom Cabinetry Sun Country Cleaners Suncoast Hospice Sunshine Assistance for the Elderly Sweet Tooth Yogurt Tampa Bay Oncology Center Target Commercial Real Estate, LLC Texas Cattle Company The Go! Agency TT&R Sales Universal Precision Industries, Inc. Velez Consulting W.S.V. Group, Inc. Webbs Food Service Wildflower Caf WSS Communications YMCA of the Suncoast Congratulations to Chamber Ambassador of the Month Scott Lake of R.S. Williams & Associates, a full service financial planning firm specializing in investment and retirement income planning. Scott applies a risk management focus while working toward meeting his clients long-term goals. The Hair Design Studio, Inc., 3200 East Bay Drive in Largo at Fulton Plaza, celebrate a recent grand opening with a ribbon-cutting.Chamber Ambassador of the MonthRoosterfish Grill to host B2B Happy HourThe Chamber will hold a B2B Happy Hour on Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the new Roosterfish Grill, 776 Missouri Avenue, N., Largo. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is the Spotlight Sponsor. The B2B Happy Hour is an informal event allowing Chamber members and guests to exchange business cards and become acquainted. Attendees who provide a door prize are offered a 60 second infomercial to spotlight their business. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for guests. Advance registration is strongly recommended. To register, call the Chamber at 584-2321 or email events@CentralChamber.biz.Chamber Awards Scholarships at LHSThe Central Pinellas Chambers Education Foundation Scholarships were recently presented at Largo High School. Each year the foundation provides two $1,000 awards to graduating seniors. This years recipients are Jacklyn Marie Spatzer and Louis Diaz. Jacklyn is the daughter of Donald S. Spatzer. She has been accepted by the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida and is considering majoring in veterinary medicine, criminal justice, psychiatry, or psychology. She participated in numerous extra-curricular activities including JV volleyball, varsity soccer, Blue Band, National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. Jacklyn is also a volunteer at the Pinellas County Animal Shelter. Louis Diaz is the son of Antonio Diaz and Carmen M. Diaz. He will be attending the University of Florida and majoring in Business. Louis many extra-curricular activities at LHS include Science Club, Interact Club, Senior Council and Spanish Honor Society. He also volunteered at Mildred Helms Elementary, the RCS Food Bank and the Warren Backpacking Program. We had a great group of applicants for these two awards, said Laurie Bunce of Central Business Telephone Systems and chairman of the Chambers Scholarship Review Committee. It was very difficult to narrow our choices to two. We believe that Jacklyn and Louis exemplify the spirit and commitment required to succeed. We look forward to following their progress and sharing in their success. Other committee members are Debra Jones of Regions Bank, Chris Johnson of Piper Fire Protection, Ryan Clemens of Clemens College Planning, and Rick Donohue of Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo.A Call for Chamber Community Award NominationsThe Central Pinellas Chamber has begun accepting nominations for its esteemed Citizen of the Year and Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year awards. These celebrated presentations will take place at the chambers 61st Annual Meeting in September. Citizen of the Year nominees must be living individuals who have focused attention and directed efforts in the Central Pinellas region that have brought acclaim or public notice; have outstanding achievement in community service; and have performed volunteer (uncompensated) services to the community. Offices/chairmanships of national, state and local civic and non-profit organizations will be considered. Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year nominees must own a locally operated independent or franchised business with 50 or less fulltime employees and be an active member of the Chamber. A commitment to the community, as demonstrated by contributions of personal time and/or resources, and a proven commitment to local entrepreneurship/small business must also be demonstrated. Nomination deadline is Friday, August 23. For nomination forms and full criteria, visit the Chamber website www.Cen tralChamber.biz or email tom@largochamber.com.Leads Network Teams Deliver!Develop new business leads! Join more than 75 business leaders already engaged in one or more of the four Chamber Leads Network Groups. Members meet twice a month to share business leads and build business contacts. The success of the program is participation so regular meeting attendance is required. Participants must be Chamber members, provide a $100 annual enrollment fee and cover the cost of meals. Call the Chamber at 584-2321 for an application and to learn if your business is eligible to become a team player.Free SCORE Business CounselingThe Chamber hosts business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at its offices by appointment every first and third Thursday monthly. SCORE counselors represent working and retired business executives who volunteer their lifetime experience providing assistance for people looking to start a business and for owners/managers of existing businesses. There is no cost involved. Counseling appointments can be made only by calling 584-2321. Shannon McGarry, Independent Senior Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics celebrates her recent ribbon-cutting With the Chamber. Businesses in the White Dove Profession Center, 13201 Walsingham Road in Largo, including Trust Business Systems, Fiduciary Funding and Peace Wealth Management celebrate the centers grand opening with a ribbon-cutting. Central Pinellas Chamber Director Elaine Renner of Publix at Tri-City Plaza (back row left) congratulates the Chambers 2012/2013 Largo High School Exemplary Students. They are, back row left to right, Adriana Wilson (LHS Salutatorian), Gabrielle Emery, Ian Comunale, Hung Le Do, Emily Tanner, Angela Caban and Louis Diaz (Chamber Scholarship Winner), and front left to right, Jacklyn Spatzer (Chamber Scholarship Winner), Marisa Corbitt, Jacqueline Tejedor, Marina Levine and Jasmin Lemon. Elaine presented each student with a Publix Gift Basket. The winning team of the Chambers 2013 World Series of Membership are recognized at an appreciation party for recruiting 20 new businesses to the organization. They are, from left, Jerry Hotho of gWiz Personal Technology Services, Scott Lake of R.S. Williams & Associates Inc., Chris Johnson of Piper Fire Protection, Inc. (top individual recruiter with 10 new members), Dave Cesare of Centratel Business Telephones, and Tricia Kane of Piper Fire Protection, Inc. Not in the photo are team members Rob England of England Brothers Construction Company, Inc. and Sean Tobe of Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc. 6ALeader, June 20, 2013 1301 2nd Ave. SW Largo, FL 33770 3131 N McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL 33761 3820 Tampa Rd. Suite 101 Palm Harbor, FL 34684 Make one call for immediate access to over 100 Physicians and Providers working as a team to keep you and your family healthy and fit! OPEN IN LARGOMon.-Fri. 3-10 pm Sat. & Sun. 10am-10pm062013 SOLID. DISCIPLINED. THOROUGH. AND OTHER TITILLATING ADJECTIVES.In the spirit of full disclosure, we may not be your first choice of who to spend the entire evening next to at a cocktail party. Our process is unapologetically deliberate and unflashy whether its planning for your retirement, a future education or passing along family assets. LIFE WELL PLANNED.James S. 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Smith named HealthSouth CEOLARGO Largo Medical Center recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Largo Medical Centers commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. To receive the award, Largo Medical Center achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award demonstrates Largo Medical Centers commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the area for providing aggressive, proven stroke care, said Anthony Degina in a press release. Degina is the chief executive officer at Largo Medical Center. We will continue with our focus on providing care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. The time is right for Largo Medical Center to be focused on improving the quality of stroke care by implementing Get With The Guidelines Stroke, said Brenda Simpson, RN, chief nursing officer, Largo Medical Center. The number of acute ischemic stroke patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing stroke incidence and a large aging population.Largo Medical GME program celebrates graduatesLARGO Largo Medical Center is graduating 40 interns, residents and fellows from its Graduate Medical Education teaching program making this sixth class of Largo Medical Centers graduates, the hospitals largest one yet. Each resident has successfully completed a course of study and clinical training. Some will go on to advanced studies. Others will start medical practice. Largo Medical Center is the home to one of the largest osteopathic Graduate Medical Education programs in the southeastern United States, said Anthony Degina in a press release. Degina is the chief executive officer at Largo Medical Center. Patients benefit from teaching hospitals, like ours, since the environment encourages physicians to seek innovative solutions to patients problems. The hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality education for those who come to Largo Medical Center from the nations 23 osteopathic medical schools. The program is the West Coast Academic Center for Nova Southeastern University and is also affiliated with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Largo Medical Centers GME program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide clinical training in 13 residency and fellowship programs and currently has 128 residents in training, said Anthony Ottaviani, D.O., MPH, director of Graduate Medical Education and chief academic officer. Our hospital is proud to continue to provide well-trained, academic physician leaders for now and the future, given the anticipated national physician shortage. This years graduation took place June 8, at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. The commencement address was provided by Joseph Corcoran, D.O., FACOG, chief medical officer, Brandon Regional Hospital and past senior medical director of clinical finance strategies with the advisory board. Largo Medical earns award for care of stroke patientsLARGO Tripp Smith has been named as the chief executive officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo. Smith started his new position on June 3. In his position as CEO, he oversees all of the hospitals day-today operations as well as patient quality and care. Smith received his masters degrees in health administration and business administration and bachelors degrees in business administration and commerce from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We are excited to have Tripp on board as the CEO of our team in Largo, said Linda Wilder in a press release. Wilder is a president of HealthSouths southeast region. He shares the commitment to high-quality outcomes and patient care that are not only important to us, but most important to the patients we treat. His past experience and leadership made him an excellent candidate and proven leader for this role. Prior to his time at HealthSouth, Smith served as the administrator and chief operating officer at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. Food Addicts Anonymous groups meetFood Addicts Anonymous believes that many people who suffer from obesity are biochemically allergic to sugar, flour and wheat. Once these addictive foods are eliminated from your food plan, weight loss and addictive behaviors to control weight follows. This works as well for thin people who control their weight by restriction, bargaining for food with exercise, bulimia or anorexia, which are other forms of eating disorder behaviors. Based on the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, FAA takes a three-fold approach on the physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms of food addiction. Unfortunately there is no cure for this progressive and fatal disease, but the disease can be arrested one day at a time. Currently there are three FAA groups meeting in Pinellas County. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. An FAA group meets Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at Dr. Paul by the Bay, 140 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Another group meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 8271 52nd St., Pinellas Park. A new weekly meeting recently started. It will meet Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Largo Medical Center, 201 14th St. SW. The initial meetings will be a speaker meeting with a member sharing her success in the program with a question-and-answer session to follow. For information, call 772-878-9657 or visit www.foodaddicts anonymous.org. Industry updatesInnovative procedures in use at area hospitalsWhen physicians at Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital diagnose a patient with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, they can now offer innovative minimally invasive treatment options through the convergent procedure and Cardiac Cryo-Ablation. At Largo Medical Center, two expert cardiac physicians were the first in Pinellas County to combine their unique skills to tag-team on the convergent procedure, a closed-chest minimally invasive approach performed to treat the most difficult forms of atrial fibrillation. The initial ablation is performed by a cardiac surgeon on the outside of the heart. The final ablation is performed by a cardiac electrophysiologist on the inside of the heart giving the heart back its normal rhythm. After the combined procedures, the patient undergoes electrical testing to confirm success. The physicians say Convergent allows for shorter hospital stays in comparison to open-heart surgery, taking many afib patients off medications theyve been on for years. At Northside Hospital, its the expertise of three cardiac physicians, who also were the first to perform a catheter ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation called Arctic Front Cardiac CryoAblation, in Pinellas County. With this procedure a cryoballoon delivers a refrigerant through an inflatable balloon freezing tissue, disabling unwanted electrical circuits that cause afib. The physicians say Cryo-Ablation is known for its low risk for complications. Afib is caused by rapid and disorganized electrical signals that disrupt blood flow in the upper chambers of the heart (atria) for either short or long periods of time. Patients with afib can experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest palpitations, fainting and in severe cases, stroke.MPM to host health seminarCLEARWATER Morton Plant Mease health experts will host a free health seminar on the topic ofmedical management of osteoporosis on Wednesday, June 26, noon, at Countryside Library, Community Room, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. Rheumatologist Rodney Daniels, M.D., will teach about medical treatments available to avoid further progression of osteoporosis. To preregister for the seminar, call 953-6877 or visit www.Bay CareEvents.org.Heart & Vascular Institute changes nameST. PETERSBURG The Heart & Vascular Institute of Florida South has changed its name to The Heart Institute. This name change reflects the practice's continued commitment to the quality and growth of all its cardiac and vascular programs. It is the first step in the expansion of The Heart Institute's regional presence and expanding network of care. This expansion will strengthen the practice's position as leaders in the delivery of cardiovascular care. The Heart Institute provides access to 16 innovative cardiologists with a variety of specialties. The practice's offerings include diagnostics; cardiac interventions; electrophysiology procedures, including the CryoAblation procedure, pacemaker/defibrillator insertion, and EP studies; and follow-up care and maintenance. Physicians with The Heart Institute also have a collaborative relationship with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, enabling them to participate in community-based cardiovascular clinical research. "Though our name has changed, we are still committed to providing the same great cardiac care to the community," said Eric Rhinehart in a press release. Rhinehart is CEO and administrator at The Heart Institute. "Our team of physicians, along with our great support staff, are consistently focused on improving the health of our patients, and we are excited to extend our services to a wider demographic as we work to expand our practice." Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Brakes A/C Cooling System 052313 060613 062013 Photo by BONNIE TREMBULAKDeja New Fine Consigner Boutique, Kooleys Deli and My Cruise Connection recently received a makeover with new paint and landscaping at 1495 Indian Rocks Road S., Largo.Looking good Jotos Pizza in Seminole, 13050 Park Blvd., presented a check for $28,154 to All Childrens Hospital at its 30th annual telethon on June 2. The donation, made in memory of Rachel Marie Thrower, was raised at Jotos 10th annual Dough for Kids Golf Classic. To date, Jotos has raised more than $300,000 for ACH. Pictured is the Jotos team, including Jodi Whitcomb (front left) and Tori Thrower (front right) with the check donated to ACH. Dough for Kids Business newsMagazine recognizes Sutton as Game ChangerCLEARWATER Surveillance Magazine, the global security industry magazine, recently named selfdefense expert Chris Sutton of Clearwater a Game Changer. Sutton is the creator of Cobra-Defense. Cobra is a comprehensive self-defense program that is taught across the nation. Sutton drew upon his decades of tactical training as a maximum security guard, Largo street cop, Pinellas County Sheriff, and black belt to create Cobra-Defense as a law enforcement based self-defense program for civilians. Cobra is presented as single day camps for both adults and children, but is most popular as a 10week police academy for regular people. Cobra also offers a unique Active Shooter Response Plan. The Active Shooter Response Plan workshop physically takes attendees through simulated active shooter scenes and teaches tactical responses in a step-by-step series of drills and scenarios. John Graden, the executive director of the Martial Arts Teachers Association is not surprised Sutton is being recognized. He named Sutton the MATA 2012 Instructor of the Year. I have spent nearly 20 years researching self-defense systems that we could bring forth to help martial arts schools improve their self-defense training, Graden said in a press release. Cobra is the best system Ive seen. Mainly because it is not martial arts based but law enforcement based which makes it more grounded in reality.Airport traffic shows increaseCLEARWATER St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport served 83,595 passengers in May, a 28 percent increase over May 2012, and the busiest May since 2004. For the first five months of 2013, the airport served 435,575 passengers, an increase of 11 percent over 2012 passengers from January through May. Allegiant accounts for about 90 percent of passengers and recently began service to its 25th destination, Asheville, N.C. The growth is largely due to Allegiants addition of new destinations, larger capacity on their aircraft, and the growth in tourism in the St. Pete-Clearwater market. Allegiant began service at PIE in 2006 and has consistently added new destinations every year, creating new tourism markets and opportunities for our local travelers. Our recent rebranding launched our slogan Tampa Bay The Easy Way and Allegiant is a vital partner in making travel easy and affordable for visitors and our local community, said Noah Lagos, airport director, in a press release. We know that our passengers enjoy the friendly staff, comfortable and vibrant terminal, and the ease and convenience we offer.June Learn @ Lunch setSEMINOLE Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host a Learn @ Lunch Thursday, June 27, at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. The cost to attend is $15 for members and $25 for future members. Preregistration is required. Call 360-6957 or email RSVP@TampaBayBeaches.com. The topic of discussion will be addressing issues that impact a business online reputation. 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10A Viewpoints Leader, June 20, 2013(Emergency revisions to conference-planning guidelines for the Internal Revenue Service.) To all state and regional IRS managers: As a result of the critical government report about our agencys 2010 convention in Anaheim, Calif., the following changes are being implemented immediately. 1. Funds are hereby terminated for all future training videos, including but not limited to Cupid Shuffle line-dancing and Star Trek parodies. This rule is retroactive, which means that, sadly, we are canceling the Game of Thrones parody that is now in production at our Cincinnati office. (I screened the rough cut of the video and it was impressive. The costuming was authentic, and I thought Herm from our 401(c) Task Force totally nailed it as Tyrion Lannister especially that British accent! Unfortunately, building a medieval castle on the set cost way more than all those puny tea party returns could ever bring in.) Another casualty of the new spending rules is the multimedia dance video that was to be featured during our coming convention this August. The entire Birmingham office has been working out some smooth moves every afternoon (between audits) for nearly a year. Im told the choreogr aphy and exotic stagecraft put the Cupid Shufflers to shame. Unfortunately, because of the recent controversy, we wont get to see Big Ira and the Itemizers show off their Gangnam Style groove. 2. Funds are hereby terminated for the hiring of event planners for IRS conferences. As the inspector general noted, the agency spent more than $133,000 on three outside planners to secure our hotels and catering arrangements in Anaheim. The inspector generals view is that taxpayer money could be more prudently spent, and I agree. From now on, all convention planning will be done in-house by IRS personnel utilizing websites such as Google and Bing, which I am told will actually provide current information about hotel pricing in almost any city. Apparently even the phone numbers of hotels are available online, thereby eliminating the need for our agency to pay an outside contractor to find the numbers and dial them. Who knew? 3. Funds are hereby eliminated for socalled scouting trips to IRS conference sites in advance of the event. Back in 2010, we dispatched 25 employees in the months before the big annual convention, at a cost of about $36,000. The harsh criticism now being heaped upon our agency overlooks the steep logistical challenges in a city as cosmopolitan and confusing as Anaheim. To simulate the tourist experience, a squad of our designated convention scouts went to Disneyland to navigate the intimidating labyrinths of Mickeys Toontown and Splash Mountain. Others ventured to an Angels baseball game, where its not uncommon for zestful visitors to become disoriented and require police escorts from the ballpark. All scouting exercises were conducted in order to steer convention attendees away from local pitfalls. From now on, however, agency guidance will be limited to providing detailed street maps and portable Breathalyzers. 4. Funds are hereby eliminated for hiring outside speakers to address IRS conferences. In Anaheim the agency paid more than $135,000 in fees to 15 different speakers. The well-meaning effort, meant to motivate and inspire our managers, has become part of the nasty media controversy. One speaker who received $27,000 got up and told us that seemingly random combinations of ideas can drive radical innovations. Maybe it wasnt the most penetrating or original idea, but many of our attendees remained totally alert during his presentation. Another paid guest speed-painted portraits of six famous persons to dramatize the value of creative thinking. For the record, not one of the Kardashians was featured as a portrait subject, yet still the backlash has been intense. The total cost of the Anaheim shindig was $4.1 million, part of $37.5 million spent by the IRS in 2010 on conferences, meetings and conventions. Those days are over, as you are all aware, because the Obama administration cracked down the following year. In 2012 the agency spent only $4.8 million on conventions, and were committed to reducing our partying budget even more. This year all our speakers will be unpaid. Linda in our east Portland office has volunteered to present the keynote (Re-Thinking Form 8949 Whither Short-Term Capital Assets?). Afterward shell be doing pencil sketches of your favorite family pet, so dont forget to bring snapshots! Yours in service, Acting IRS Commissioner (for now) Danny WerfelCarl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Readers may write to him at: 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132. Ifyouvereadrecentnewsreports,you knowthatournationalgovernmentissnoopingintoourphonecalls,email,andFacebook postings.Thefedshavebeendoingthatever sincetheGeorgeW.Bushera.President Obamapromisedtocutbackonthespying, butaftertakingofficeandlookingatthe snooperprograms,Obamafeelstheyrenot allthatbad.Hehasokayedtheircontinuation. Whichmeansthat,inexchangeforalleged protectionagainstextremists,youandIcontinuetobesubjecttosurveillancebygovernmentspooks.Theyhavethepowertoknow almosteverythingwesay,writeorthink. ThiswouldntoffendmeifIwereaterrorist, anextremistorawild-eyednutcasewho lovesgunsandbombs.Iwouldexpectthe fedstospyonme. ButImnotanyofthosethings.Imadull oldmanwholovesAmerica,mostofmyfellow humans,andmostofthelawsofourland. Well, then, you wont have to worry about the federal snoopers, will you? They have no interest in loyal, well-behaved citizens. Thats a frequent response from those who arent familiar with U.S. wiretapping history. If they were, theyd know that government snoopers are like fishermen. They throw wide nets. Whoever is caught in them is subject to scrutiny. The guilt or innocence of the suspected citizen is not paramount. All that counts is the judgment of the snooper. With that awareness in mind, it behooves us ordinary law-abiding non-terrorists to reduce the likelihood of our catching the attention of federal snoopers. How can we do that? A few suggestions: Cease all contact with persons whose first names are Mustapha, Hashid, Abu, Kalil, Alima or any other Muslim or Arab given name. Snoopers dislike such names. To send an email to someone named Akmed could be your first step on the road to the Guantanamo prison. In your communications with friends and family, try to avoid using words such as bomb, suicide, assassination, revenge, Allah, fatwa, drone, nuclear, Koran, Sunnis and Shiites. The list is endless. Restrict your speech and emails to the weather, sports, movies, the Zimmerman trial, favorite recipes and your household pets Begin every email or phone call by writing or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Only by following such steps can we, the citizens of a free America, ensure that we are less likely to be accused of treason because of our saying the wrong word. Am I exaggerating the situation? Of course I am. Thats no crime, but one day it could be, as government spy agencies practice mission creep. Big Brother is almost always like a cancer. He starts small, grows quietly, and then achieves terminal control. To be fair, big government is not the only spy we should fear. Another one is big business. Also small business, the advertising industry, television and any other entity that uses secret surveillance to mine the habits and preferences of consumers and ordinary people. Given enough time, these multifaceted snoopers may be able to turn you and me into pawns and robots. We may eventually end up thinking, speaking, shopping and voting precisely as the snoopers wish us to. Before that sad day arrives, however, there is hope. It lies in the fact that most forms of todays snooping are rooted in cyberspace. And nobody has full control of cyberspace. Evidence of that truth lies in the ongoing success of hackers and cyber-warriors. Almost at will, they invade the secret recesses of the military, government, aviation, banking and medicine. They can steal or cripple, or do both. In due time perhaps even now hackers will be legally able to throw monkey wrenches into the super-confidential workings of todays super-snoopers. Even if they choose not to openly wage war on the surveillance teams of government and business, talented hackers/programmers should be able to devise computer programs that will camouflage subscribers from the snooping efforts of Big Brother and Co. As Americans wake up to the dangers of digital espionage, I can envision nationwide non-violent rebellions against the governments busybodies. Class-action lawsuits might be one avenue of protest; legal actions have already begun, aimed at forcing the government to reveal the workings of the spy programs. Proof of effectiveness could be another attack, in which a spy agency would be required to demonstrate, beyond reasonable doubt, that its surveillance techniques were producing significant results. Such an approach would simply be a demonstration of Ronald Reagans Trust, but verify policies. To sum up: I wish all success to snoopers whose true purpose is to smoke out evildoers. But I fear that within all snooper ranks the spirit of Joe McCarthy and Dick Cheney is watching, and waiting. Bob Driver is a former columnist and editorial page editor for the Clearwater Sun. 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My synopsis: Snowden is scary because the government and private contractor Booz Allen Hamilton entrusted him with sensitive national secrets. Snowden is clearly intelligent. Its not your average high-school dropout who lands a six-figure job that serves him up the keys to the intelligence kingdom. He was shrewd and brave to come forward as a leaker rather than remain in the shadows. But Snowden is not so smart as he thinks. He told Greenwald the reason he leaked: I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. Oddly, he said that in Hong Kong. When you race to China, observed Richard Grenell, former spokesman to four U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations, then you just look like a buffoon. Some differentiate Snowden from Pfc. Bradley Manning, who pleaded guilty to nine espionage charges and is facing more serious charges. Manning dumped hundreds of thousands of unredacted documents that put many others lives at risk. I havent seen any information that would suggest that the Snowden revelations put any intelligence operatives in danger, said Hoover Institution foreign policy fellow Kori Schake. And: It didnt require the Snowden revelations for al-Qaida to figure that we were tracking them electronically. I wonder how many more Snowdens are out there among the nearly 1.5 million Americans with top secret credentials who work for the government or private contractors. The intelligence community has given baby-faced technicians access to top-secret documents without making sure they understand the need to be true to this trust. Manning was in his early 20s when he started giving away Americas secrets. Snowden is not old enough to serve in the U.S. Senate yet this unelected IT guy thinks he has a right to determine which information should remain classified. It makes you wonder whether U.S. intelligence has gotten too big, whether the spy community is tasked with culling more information than it can process. Schake sees a weakened mission focus. As Grenell sees it, the federal government just keeps throwing money at problems, and there are very few bureaucracies that have an ongoing evaluation program of how the program works. After being flagged, according to law enforcement, the Tsarnaev brothers planned their Boston Marathon bombings undisturbed; Snowdens supervisors failed to notice that his attitude had taken a dangerous turn. Quoth Grenell, We have to go back to the drawing board and reprioritize. Perhaps it is time to put more of the human factor into the intelligence field. As Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., noted at a Senate intelligence hearing Wednesday, just because youre a champion swimmer doesnt mean you should be a Navy SEAL.Email Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@sfchronicle.com. The IT guys who knew too muchRed light cameras rob citizensEditor: It looks like insouciance continues to run amuck at St. Petersburg City Hall. The City Council has voted once again to keep red light cameras in the city. This despite the fact that study after study has shown the cameras cause accidents and do nothing to improve safety at intersections. Red light cameras in St. Petersburg are just another scheme by the City Council to rob its citizens; just like the citys obscene 16 percent taxes and franchise fees on electricity and the citys outrageous 20.4095 mills and business tangible taxes. Clearly, the state Legislature needs to outlaw red light cameras. Bob Snow ClearwaterLand grabbing on the beachEditor: As a property owner and regular visitor to the beautiful seashore at Indian Rocks Beach, I was dismayed to discover a new blight being inflicted on us cabanas on the sands. I am well aware of the need to seek protection from the suns rays, but this outbreak of land grabbing by cabana owners is way too much. We seem to have imported the European disease whereby cabana owners descend on the beach in the morning, set up camp, and depart to residences or local shops having reserved their space on the beach for the day. There are several problems with this: the cabanas alone cover a wide area; their guy ropes make the area taken even larger (and are an invitation to trip). Setting up at the waters edge blocks the path of the many hundreds of walkers who exercise each day along the firm sands, and most importantly, there aint enough beach for all of us to start doing this! Come on folks, lets not be selfish shade and share! Ian Robertson Indian Rocks BeachVeterans treated like trashEditor: What or who is a vet? Well, a vet is a person who serves in time of war. But then when its over they are thrown away like old socks. They keep us safe from harm, but still thrown away. They are told its an honor to serve. This is what they are given as an honor, but then when they come home its a different story. These men and women should be honored and well taken care of, not in the streets or alley, homeless or broken down to nothing. We, as people, should thank them for our freedom and way of life that we enjoy. But no, we treat them like trash. To be thrown away in a nursing home or out on the street. This is not the kind of treatment they deserve but what is going on right under our noses. Rose Carter Clearwater Debra Saunders Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Through7/27/13RAQUEL WELCH 062013 On ages and ear piercingsLessons learned on sibling differences in coming-of-age experienceWhen should you get your daughters ears pierced? My little girls have wanted to get their ears pierced since they were about 5 years old. I think its common for girls to want to pierce their ears. Most females have their ears pierced, so its something my kids have seen and like. Some parents get their kids ears pierced when they are babies. Ive heard some moms say they do it because they dont want people thinking their little girls are boys. I didnt have my girls ears pierced because I wanted to let them make the decision for themselves. When our girls started asking to have their ears pierced, I didnt have too much of an issue allowing them to do it, but my husband wanted them to wait until they were older. I think I was seven or eight when I got pierced ears. I know it was a big deal to me when I was allowed to do it. I felt so grown up. I think thats why my husband actually had an issue with letting them get their ears pierced because he doesnt want them to grow up. Its hard on daddies to see their babies growing up. Its hard on mommies too. In the end, my husband and I came to a compromise with the girls. We decided when they were 7 and a half they could get their ears pierced. My oldest daughter, who is 16 months older than her sister, was excited because she would be the first to start wearing earrings. When Randi Kay turned 7 and a half, she said she wanted to get her ears pierced. So we went to the mall and had them pierced. We found out then that you can ask to have both ears pierced at the same time. It is so much faster, and its over before your child can get scared to have the second ear pierced because it is already done. Randi Kay didnt even flinch. She was so proud of her new earrings and was old enough to be able to take care of them. If you havent had earrings or maybe dont remember when you first go them, you have to clean them every night, rotating the stem and backings of the earrings. You have to keep the ear clean so you dont get an infection. Randi Kay did great and hasnt had any problems. My youngest daughter, Graci, was counting down the months and days until she was 7 and a half. She wanted earrings so bad. Finally, a week before she was the appointed age, she reminded my husband and me about getting her ears pierced. The day came, and we said, OK, lets go get your ears pierced. On the car ride over she started rethinking the idea. By the time we got to the place in mall to get her ears pierced, she didnt want to do it anymore. At this point, we were trying to convince her to do it. Even my husband, who didnt really want her to get it done, was trying to talk her into it. She finally decided she would. We picked out the earrings and did the paperwork. And then, Graci decided she just couldnt do it. It was a little disappointing, but I realized if she didnt want to do it, I wasnt going to make her. I also realized that while parents can let one child do something at a certain age, the other may not be ready at that age and have to wait. On the other hand, that child may be ready at a younger age to do something else their sibling didnt do until they were older. This experience helped me recognize that once again, all kids are different, even my own two. For now, Graci doesnt have her ears pierced. But I dont think it will be too long before we are back in the mall, trying again.Kadi Hendricks Tubbs, mother of two girls ages 7 and 8, lives in Seminole. Visit her blog at Mom2MomFamilyFun.blogspot.com. Mom 2 MomKadi Hendricks Tubbs Paroulek-Gaylord Rachel Marie Paroulek and Jay B. Gaylord II were married on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Florida Botanical Gardens The bride is the daughter of John and Shirley Paroulek of Seminole. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of South Florida. She is employed by Lacher McDonald & Co., CPAs. The groom graduated from Countryside High School. He is employed by America II Electronics. The wedding party included Julie Beatty, maid of honor; Bryan Macneale, best man; Michele Tevlin, bridesmaid; Uriah Hambrick, groomsman; Sage Paroulek, flower girl; and Cole Paroulek, ring bearer. A reception followed the ceremony at the Florida Botanical Gardens. The couple took a honeymoon cruise to Jamaica, Haiti and Mexico. The couple resides in Seminole. RebstockKindilienJoRenee Rebstock, formerly of Clearwater, and Robert E. Kindilien were married on Nov. 22, 2012, in Palm Harbor. The bride is the daughter of the late Rudolph Jr. and Shirley (McBath) Rebstock of New Milford, Conn. JoRenee is a semi-retired commercial and life and health insurance agent. The groom is the son of Bernard J. Kindilien and the late Dorothy (Hall) Kindilien of New Milford. Robert, a former New Milford police officer, is currently in his 32nd year in the commercial nuclear power safeguards business. They are both active in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. JoRenee and Robert, who were childhood friends and teenage sweethearts, were married in a civil ceremony. This is the second marriage for both. After a short honeymoon on Clearwater Beach, the couple established their residence in Stuart.Mr. and Mrs. Jay B. Gaylord II Faith briefsAbundant Life MinistriesLARGO The Arkadian Chronicles: Darkness Rising, a vacation Bible school, will be presented Monday through Friday, July 1519, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Abundant Life Ministries, 1550 Belcher Road S. Through action-packed drama, fun games, huge prizes, crazy science experiments, and interactive Bible lessons, kids will learn the effect of Gods word on their life, and the true power they hold within. All children from age 3 up to eighth grade are welcome. Cost is a suggested donation. For information, call 210-5433 or visit alm.tv.St. Dunstans Anglican ChurchLARGO The History of the Christian Church from the Apostles to the 21st century study series will continue beginning Sunday, June 23, in the parish hall at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 2790 Sunny Breeze Ave. The study series meets Sundays, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. The second phase of the study series will cover the Reformation to the present day, covering the historical and theological development of key figures, movements and doctrines. Bryan Dolan, currently enrolled in Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, leads the study. Dolan graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a masters degree in business administration from Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. Dolan is president of Synergoi LLC, an energy-consulting firm. The study is nondenominational. All interested persons are welcome to attend. Call 581-1435.First United Methodist Church of SeminoleSEMINOLE A Christian community meet-and-greet will be Sunday, June 30, 6 p.m., at United Methodist Church of Seminole, 5400 Seminole Blvd. This event is offered to the public at no charge. The potluck dinner is a community meal to which each family is asked to contribute a dish of food. The people of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of Seminole and Oakhurst United Methodist Church will provide a variety of music. Attendees also will share stories about the churches of the Seminole area. For information, call David Gill at 391-0218.Hope Presbyterian ChurchCLEARWATER Awakening Hope, a monthly alternative worship experience, will be presented Sundays, June 30, July 21 and Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road. The worship experience will offer an easy-going, uplifting, come-asyou-are feel. Those worshiping at this gathering will find it multi-sensory with an open space time for reflection where folks have tactile ways to connect with God. Current Christian music and undated hymns will be enjoyed. For information, call 531-3200 or visit www.HopeFamily.com.Pasadena Community ChurchST. PETERSBURG Vendors are sought to participate in this years Holly Fest, set for Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. The church is seeking arts, crafts, food and plant vendors for the event. Early registration costs $40 through July 1. Holly Fest is a fun, family event, which includes a variety of vendors, entertainment, childrens activities, pet blessings, food and more. The event is a fundraiser for the PCC Youth Ministry and Pack-a-Sack-for-Kids, which provides healthy snacks for underprivileged children. For information, call 381-2499 or visit www.pasadenacommuni tychurch.org. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Oversized gate to accommodate extra vehicle or trailer Great location in a non-flood zone and close to schools, and more.Sandy HartmannRealty Executives Adamo & Associates 3BR/2BA/2CG Seminole $205,000 SOLD062013 Largo band alumni plan reunion, fundraiserLARGO The Largo Band of Gold Alumni Association will be holding a reunion the weekend of June 22. Events include a banquet on Saturday, June 22, 6 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. A picnic will be held the following day, on Sunday, June 23, 1 p.m., at Taylor Park, 1100 8th Ave. SW in Largo. The banquet and picnic are being held not only for alumni to reminisce, but also to raise money for the Robert R. Cotter Memorial Scholarship Fund. Robert Cotter was the director of the Largo High School Band of Gold from 1968 to 1980. He came to Largo High as a substitute teacher during a teachers strike, although he was a private businessman at the time. Even so, he was no stranger to success in music. In the 1940s and 1950s, he was a national champion drummer in Pennsylvania drum corps. Throughout his career in business, he still loved music, and in particular bands and drum corps. Once he arrived in Largo, he built a musical program based on his prior experiences in drum corps. Under Cotters leadership, the Band of Gold won the first of several national championships in 1971. In 1974, the band won gold medals at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade, Holland. In 1978, the band returned to Holland, winning three gold medals and the title of World Champion. Cotter believed in properly molding the teenagers in his charge so they could become successful in life. His philosophy, I dont teach music; I teach kids, resulted in his students becoming successful both on and off the Above, the Largo High School Band of Gold competes at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade, Holland in 1974. The band, under the direction of Robert Cotter, won a gold medal for the performance, but placed second to the National Band of New Zealand. At left, Robert Cotter gives instruction to the Largo High School Band of Gold before a performance in 1970. The Largo Band of Gold Alumni Association is raising money for an annual scholarship in his honor through a banquet and picnic June 22 and 23, respectively. and relocated to the Largo school district just so their children could join the band. When Cotter arrived at Largo High, the Packer band had just 72 members. The program peaked with nearly 600 students, made up of three separate bands and a symphony orchestra. No matter what unit the students participated in, they succeeded. At the 1978 Florida Tournament of Bands, competing against bands from throughout the state, the Band of Gold finished first, the sophomore Blue Band finished second, and the freshman Ninth Regiment finished third. The reputation of the Band of Gold eventually achieved local, national, and international acclaim. In 1972, the band was the subject of a 30-minute documentary on WTVT, Tampa Bays channel 13. Professional football teams made requests for the band to perform at halftime. The band won awards from the Miami Dolphins for halftime excellence. After the band competed in Holland in 1978, they were invited to England to film a 30-minute documentary called the Sounds of Gold. This documentary was produced by the British Broadcasting Company and was telecast throughout Great Britain. As the organization grew, so did the financial needs. When the band competed in Holland in 1978, the annual budget was in excess of $400,000. Raising that kind of money required support on a regional basis. Assistance came from throughout the community, from car dealerships to banks and the local telephone utility. Local building contractors and merchants even donated their time and material to build a house, from which the band boosters made a large profit. Through it all, Cotter felt that if the community was going to give to the band, then the band should give back to the community. Dozens of concerts were held in appreciation for the effort given by those in the community. The Band of Gold Alumni Association was founded in 2000, and Robert Cotter passed away in January 2001. Members of the association felt that awarding college scholarships would be a fitting way to continue Cotters legacy. To date, the association has awarded 10 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who most exemplify Cotters teachings. The association also is attempting to preserve its own history by restoring old audio and video recordings and converting them to CDs and DVDs. The Band of Gold Alumni Association accepts donations through its website, www.largo bandofgold.com. The site also contains a great deal of information on the history of the Band of Gold as well as its scholarship recipients. Funding for the scholarships, which bear Cotters name, comes entirely from donations and the sale of Band of Gold recordings. For more information about the upcoming reunion, contact Lisa Fontaine at 204-4767. field of competition. The word PRIDE (an acronym for practice, responsibility, integrity, determination and enthusiasm) became the one-word motto of band students. Discipline was strict, but through it all, band students learned a code of moral ethics, which laid the foundation for great successes after graduation from Largo High. Cotter urged his students to use the lessons they had learned, both musically and morally, to compete for college scholarships. During the 1970s, Band of Gold graduates set records in Pinellas County Schools for dollars awarded in college scholarships. Many parents wanted their children to be part of program Photos courtesy of the LARGO BAND OF GOLD ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONVocational center rebrands, changes name By TIFFANY RAZZANOSEMINOLE As of July 1, Seminole Vocational Education Center will have a new name. In an effort to rebrand its image and attract new students, the school will now be called the Career Academies of Seminole. The word vocational has a negative connotation, said Barbara Clare, the centers director. A lot of people in the community think we only serve at-risk students. But theres no truth in this assumption, she said. The school, which offers students from Osceola, Seminole and Largo high schools an alternative, hands-on educational experience, actually draws students from across the spectrum, from the highest achieving to the lowest achieving. We mirror the populations at the high schools, she said. Currently, SVEC, which sits on 47 mostly undeveloped acres, has about 350 to 400 students attending its programs on a part-time basis. But in the past, the center has served as many as 900 students, said Jim Gill, guidance counselor. Clare hopes the name change will catch the attention of new students and increase the number taking advantage of the centers diverse programs. They hope to increase the number of students to about 500 at first, but said the current staff can handle about 700 students. SVEC first opened in 1961, as the Largo-Seminole Agriculture Center. In those early years it was called Ag Farm by students, staff and local residents. In the late 1970s, as the center expanded its programs, moving beyond its agricultural beginnings, the name was changed to the Seminole Vocational Education Center. It no longer was just an agricultural center, Clare said. They had brought in other career and technical programs. In addition to horticulture and veterinary science, the center began to offer even more diverse programs: carpentry, construction, electricity. The offerings have expanded even more in recent years, reflecting the careers that are becoming more popular and necessary in our everchanging world. Now, the school has programs in commercial and digital arts, energy solutions, and environmental technology. We offer something unique here that no one else does. There arent too many schools even in Florida that offer what we do, Clare said. But we need to revitalize what we do, she added. In many ways, the center better prepares its students for the real world than the traditional high school experience, Gill said. The programs provide relevant job readiness skills and prepare students for employment. Several of the programs allow students to earn industry recognized certification and others, such as the veterinary program, are affiliated with St. Petersburg College and earn students college credit hours. Its just very real-world, Gill said. If a kid comes here to explore a possible career, theyll at least have left here with the skills to make them a more productive adult. The name change, which was approved by the Pinellas County School District in February, takes effect July 1 just in time for the districts new fiscal year. Clare said the center will ramp up recruitment at Osceola, Seminole and Largo high schools once the school year starts up again in August, and theyll plan a Back to School Night open to the community in the fall. For more information about the center, visit www.mysvec.com. After recognizing the need to help guidance counselors track student progress, Pinellas County Schools will incorporate a new academic planning system in the 2013-14 school year called Counselor Connect. Students will begin using the planner during their eighth grade year. The program will allow students to design and update their academic plans to align graduation, college and career goals; project their grade-point averages based on future performance in classes; and to analyze their performance based on their actual grades to ensure they meet graduation, college admission and scholarship requirements. The program also helps guidance counselors to monitor student progress and provides a messenger system from parents to guidance counselors. Students will be able to change their academic plans to align with their goals at any time. BriefsStudents awarded laptops for volunteerismST. PETERSBURG Students from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Citrus, Hernando and Manatee counties won the Bright House Networks Future Leadership Scholars Award on June 7 at Tropicana Field for demonstrating commitment to their community. Each winner received a new laptop and carrying case. To win the award, students were required to perform 50 hours of community service throughout the year while maintaining a 2.5 grade-point average or higher.Clearwater resident named to Deans ListCLEARWATER Alison Ritacco, daughter of Audrey and Rick Ritacco of Clearwater, has been named to Hamilton Colleges deans list for the 2013 spring semester. Ritacco is an art and comparative literature major.School district launches new academic planner for new year Photo courtesy of SEMINOLE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CENTER/ CAREER ACADEMIES OF SEMINOLEStudent Ryan Dakota Johnston is hard at work in his Engineering Solutions class at Seminole Vocational Education Center, which will be renamed Career Academies of Seminole beginning July 1. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Kens Quality Golf Summer Sale! 20% OFFwith this ad 061313 7-31-13EVER DAY!SUMMER RATES$10Walk $15Ride TEN PLAY TICKETS $85 Walk $120 Ride Photo courtesy of WENDY RECTORThe Largo United U15 boys team, under the direction of coach Ben Sousa, won all five of their games to be named champions in the Disney Memorial Day showcase tournament May 24 to 27. Posing for a team picture are, from left, front row: Eric Lopez, Dylan Donaldson, Derek Walters, Patrick Whiteman and Ben Sanders; back row: Spencer Finkhousen, Sandy Not, Miso Nenic, Maverick Abulone, Brian Rector, Alec Colek, Devin Lanier, Luis Taveras, Ernad Masic, Reilly Nammill, Eric Burkhurter and Brice Henson. The organizations new season starts in July.Soccer champsSummer weather patterns prevailOver a weeks worth of windy rainy conditions made for some difficult fishing at times. Onshore winds made it impossible to do much tarpon fishing. While inshore grass flats have remained steady for trout, the lack of strong tides definitely slowed it a bit. Look for things to pick up quite a bit this week with light offshore winds and good tides. Tarpon fishing should get good again this week, as long as the beaches stay nice and calm. Many of the fish will be migrating back north through the area along all of our beaches. A large population of fish will also push their way up inside of Tampa Bay. These fish become more stationary rather than migratory, as theyll often find an area with some depth and a good concentration of bait and stay there for a few weeks. Target these fish with sinking plugs like the D.O.A. Use Bait Buster and for the beach fish anchor up along their course of travel and fish with corked live baits such as pinfish or pumpkinseeds. Flounder fishing has improved as of late; plenty of good sized flounder ranging from 14 to 20 inches can be targeted along bridge pilings, pass jetties and nearshore reefs. A live pilchard fished on a drop-shot rig will allow you to drag your bait along the edge of the reef or jetty without snagging up. Trout are still hot throughout the region. Grass flats around Terra Verde and the Clearwater/ Dunedin areas are full of trout. Drift fishing while casting soft plastic jigs amongst the many potholes will provide all action you need. Also there has been a lot of trout along the beaches near the passes. Many times while snook fishing lately along the sand shoals, weve hooked into some gator sized trout.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 editorial@tbnweekly.com or mail it to Tampa Bay Newspapers, 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772. Fish TalesCapt. Tyson Wellerstein BriefsBombers advance to national championshipCLEARWATER The Clearwater Lady Bombers softball team recently competed in the Amateur Softball Association of Americas national qualifier and won all five games at the event, advancing the team to the 2013 Nationals in Normal, Ill. The team is seeking funding from the community for the championship. The teams trip will be from July 27 to Aug. 4 and they will need to pay for tournament fees, travel expenses and hotels. All forms of donations will be accepted. Any gift certificates or goods received will be put in a raffle with all proceeds going toward travel expenses. All donations are tax-deductible. To donate, call 459-6231.Roller derby to hold recruitment nightPINELLAS PARK Deadly Rival Roller Derby will hold a recruitment night event on Thursday, June 27, 8:30 p.m., at Astro Skate, 10001 66th St. N. Light refreshments will be served. No experience is necessary. All skaters will be trained and must be at least 18 years old to join. For more information, visit www.deadlyrivalrollerderby.com.Gulf snook harvest to reopen Sept. 1The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reviewed and discussed the current status of snook populations in Gulf and Atlantic waters at its June 12 meeting in Lakeland before deciding to allow the recreational harvest of Gulf of Mexico snook to reopen this September. The harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters has been closed since early 2010, when a cold snap negatively impacted the population, particularly juvenile snook. In 2012, the commission extended the temporary closure through Aug. 31, 2013, in an effort to further protect this important species and give it time to recover more fully from the cold snap. The commissions Fish and Wildlife Research Institute confirms that Gulf snook were affected by the cold weather of 2010. Once reopened, the stock should continue to rebuild within a relatively short time to 2010 stock levels, thanks to management efforts such as regular closed seasons and the slot limit, which protects both juveniles and the more productive larger fish. When the Gulf recreational harvest reopens Sept. 1, all bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions and closed seasons will be in effect. This includes the one-fish-per-person, per-day bag limit, the 28to 33inch total length slot limit and the two annual closures in Gulf waters, which are from Dec. 1 through the end of February and May 1 through Aug. 31. The Atlantic recreational harvest of snook also will open Sept. 1. This season closes annually from June 1 through Aug. 31 and from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31. The slot limit for Atlantic harvest is 28 to 32 inches total length. The next stock assessment for snook is scheduled for 2015.Tarpon, bonefish now catch-and-release onlyThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has approved a proposal to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release-only and moved forward with a proposal to modify the types of gear used to target tarpon in Boca Grande Pass. This catch-and-release proposal was adopted in recognition of the fact that the economic and fishing value of bonefish and tarpon greatly exceed their value as food fishes. The following changes will go into effect Sept. 1 in state and federal waters off Florida: All harvest of tarpon will be eliminated, with the exception of the harvest or possession of a single tarpon when in pursuit of an IGFA record and in conjunction with a tarpon tag. Tarpon tags will be limited to one per person, per year (except for charter boat captains). Transport or shipment of tarpon becomes limited to one fish per person. One fish per vessel limit is created for tarpon. Gear used for tarpon will be limited to hook-and-line only. People will be allowed to temporarily possess a tarpon for photography, measurement of length and girth and scientific sampling, with the stipulation that tarpon more than 40 inches must remain in the water. Tarpon regulations will extend into federal waters. The bonefish tournament exemption permit is eliminated. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Diversions Things to do around Pinellas County Classieds Events MoviesLeader Section B June 20, 2013Visit www.TBNweekly.com Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Monsters UniversityGenre: Animation and comedy Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Sweeney, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Beth Behrs and John Ratzenberger Director: Dan Scanlon Rated: G Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a professional Scarer and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University. But during his first semester at MU, Mikes plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot MU legacy James P. Sullivan, Sulley (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pairs out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the Universitys elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.World War ZGenre: Action, drama and thriller Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse Director: Marc Forster Rated: PG-13 In World War Z, the story revolves around former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.Opening this weekendWorld War Z stars Pitt; Crystal, Goodman voice Monsters University Photo courtesy of DISNEYPIXARMike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) studies to become a Scarer in the DisneyPixar film Monsters University. A HijackingGenre: Drama Cast: Pilou Asbk, Sren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Mller, Gary Skjoldmose Porter, Abdihakin Asgar and Amalie Alstrup Director: Tobias Lindholm Rated: R The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean hijack it. Amongst the men on board are the ships cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Mller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With thePhoto by JAAP BUITENDIJKGerry Lane (Brad Pitt) faces an infected group of people in World War Z, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions in association with Hemisphere Media Capital and GK Films. 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(Sandy Hartmann & Associates) were a pleasure and made every step of selling our home easy.KathyAnn Scheer 062013Sandy Hartmann & Associates have been providing exceptional real estate services to their clients since 1979 and have been consistently ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate agents across the United States. Before you buy or sell ... get your facts from a professional. PRICE REDUCED Top five diversions W e s t S i d e S t o r y Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 p.m. Matinees will be Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. West Side Story tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadways finest and features such classics of the American musical theater as Somethings Coming, Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere. For more, see page 8B. K o o l & t h e G a n g a n d t h e O h i o P l a y e r s Friday, June 21, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39. Call 892-5767 or visit www.the mahaffey.com. Lets groove with Kool & The Gang and The Ohio Players at the hottest live music event celebrating summer: Rhythm and Grooves 2013. Its party time with a unique blend of rhythm and blues, soul and funk with two groups that between them have sold more than 75 million records. Kool & The Gangs signature instrumental sound and fierce horn arrangements mean boogie to thousands. Their monster, international infectious Celebration is a song for good times. Street funk and underground R&B pioneers, The Ohio Players still perform all of their original, danceable music without computers and sound enhancers. Get Down on It, Ladies Night, Fire and Rollercoaster are hits to remember. Photo courtesy of THE MAHAFFEY THEATERKool & the Gang comes to The Mahaffey Theater June 21. Largo Cultural Center offers summer campLARGO The magical summer theater camp experience has returned to Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. For those who are interested in working behind the scenes of a theatrical production, the Largo Cultural Center will present its Technical Theatre Production Camp this summer. Designed for students age 12 to 18, this camp offers an opportunity to gain training in working with scenery, rigging, audio, video and lighting equipment. Largo Cultural Centers technical staff will teach the camp. It will run Monday through Friday, July 22-26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before and after care is available. Space is limited. To register, visit Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave.; or Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. For information, call 518-3106 or 518-3125, or visit LargoArts.com. T h e 1 1 t h a n n u a l D o w n t o w n D u n e d i n C r a f t F e s t i v a l Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Street in downtown Dunedin. Attendees will meet some of the countrys finest crafters with products all handmade in the United States. Botanical hotplates, ceramic planters, functional See TOP FIVE, page 4B Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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Expires 7/31/13Open, Mon.-Sat. 5:00-10:30pm Sunday 4-10pmReservations Recommendedwww.villagallace.com 727-596-0200109 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach062013 One of Tampa Bays Top 50 Restaurants! -Tampa Bay Timesdemand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Sren Malling) and the Somali pirates.ManiacGenre: Horror and thriller Cast: Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder Director: Franck Khalfoun Not rated Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Franks obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill. A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present day L.A., Maniac is a re-boot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.Unfinished SongGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Eccleston Director: Paul Andrew Williams Rated: PG-13 Unfinished Song is a funny and inspiring story about Arthur (Terence Stamp), a curmudgeonly old soul, who is perfectly content sticking with his dull daily routine until his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) introduces him to a local seniors singing group. The group is led by the youthful and charming Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton) and her unexpected friendship with Arthur reignites his passion for new adventures and shows us all that life should be celebrated at any age.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo by NICK WALL/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANYGemma Arterton stars in Unfinished Song. Coming to Largo Coming to Largo T h e S w a s h b u c k l i n g A d v e n t u r e s o f A l e x J o n e s with book, music and lyrics by Jason Tucker, July 12-21, presented by Eight OClock Theatre, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 19 and younger. Call 587-6793. S o Y o u T h i n k Y o u r e a M o v i e B u f f ? Friday, July 19, 8 p.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Black Box Theatre and the Gypsy Stage Repertory will present So You Think Youre a Movie Buff? The event will offer a night of fun and unique entertainment where scenes, monologues and iconic one-liners from famous films are performed live with a trivia twist, according to a press release. Attendees may follow along and answer questions and/or name the movie, the actors, character names, movie theme song and more. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Prizes will be awarded. Call 518-3131 or visit LargoCommunityCenter.com. C o l i n H a y Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Best known as the lead singer for the platinum selling Australian band Men At Work and his 11 solo albums, Colin Hay is happy to announce his 2013 Finding My Dance World Tour coming to the Largo Cultural Center. The Largo performance is one of only three dates scheduled for Florida in 2013. B e n n y G o o d m a n s 7 5 t h A n n i v e r s a r y T r i b u t e presented by the Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra; Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Jazz clarinetist and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski is featured with the highly acclaimed Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodmans historical 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. This historic and revolutionary performance claimed a new place for jazz on the American cultural scene and has come to be seen as the most important jazz concert in history. This incredible evening of music will feature numerous classics from Goodmans historic 1938 performance, including Dont Be That Way, Memories of You and the iconic Sing, Sing, Sing. G a r y W r i g h t Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $34.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Wrights hit song Dream Weaver has been featured in many movies including the Waynes World feature film, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Toy Story 3. Wright has continued to have success on the Billboard charts with Really Wanna Know You in 1981 and in 1986, he contributed the song Hold On to Your Vision on the soundtrack of Sylvester Stallones movie Cobra. Better By You, Better Than Me, a song written by Wright, was also covered by Judas Priest on their 1978 album Stained Class. Wright has continued to produce and create records through the decades and you may have seen him recently in 2008 and 2010 touring with Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. A m b r o s i a Sunday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. Ambrosia, five-time Grammy nominee in 1970s and early 1980s, had five Top 40 hit singles including Biggest Part of Me, How Much I Feel and Yourre the Only Woman. Opening the show will be See LARGO, page 4BJune 20, 2013CapricornDecember 22 January 19 Crash and burn? Not you, Capricorn. Youve got this one in the bag. Amazing opportunities are headed your way. Enjoy every last one of them.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18 Sheesh, Aquarius. You manage to finish tasks as fast as they come. Your efficiency and organizational skills will be noticed. A purchase requires further research.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20 Fishing for information will get you nowhere fast, Pisces. The answers you seek are right in front of you. Examine the situation from another angle.AriesMarch 21 April 19 Spring fever takes over, and energy soars. Do something out of the ordinary, Aries. Try white water rafting, skydiving or some other adventure.TaurusApril 20 May 20 Triumphant Taurus. You succeed in the impossible and are rewarded in an unusual way. A call is returned, and the information provided surprises you.GeminiMay 21 June 21 Haste makes waste, Gemini. Slow down and focus on the details. A friend asks an intriguing question. Answer only if you dare. A deadline creeps closer.CancerJune 22 July 22 Kind words lift a friends spirits and start them on the road to recovery. Bravo, Cancer! Financial endeavors pay off big time. Splurge a little.LeoJuly 23 August 22 The clutter bug strikes. Hard work will clear away the mess, but it wont resolve the issue. For that, habits will have to change. You can do it, Leo!VirgoAugust 23 September 22 Pinching pennies is just one of the many options for shoring up your finances. Look to a trusted advisor for others, Virgo. The need is clear.LibraSeptember 23 October 22 A family member resolves to do better. Show your support, no matter how much you doubt them, Libra. They just might pull it off this time.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21 Uh-uh-uh, Scorpio. Youve put your needs on the back burner for far too long now. You must attend to them if you want to continue to be a good friend.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21 Honestly, Sagittarius. Did you really think you could get away with it? Fess up, and all will be forgiven. An update in procedures speeds up the workflow at the office. Across 1. Lose velocity (2 wds) 7. Birthplace of Solidarity 13. Mexican steamed dish 14. Bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona bark (pl.) 16. Forever, poetically 17. Ester of carbamic acid 18. Moray, e.g. 19. A moderately slow tempo (music) 21. "The Catcher in the ___" 22. Get ready, for short 24. Assayers' stuff 25. Chowder morsel 26. When repeated, like some shows 27. Moral obligation 28. Goat man 29. "... or ___!" 30. "It's no ___!" 31. Swallows rapidly in large amounts 32. Theater which presents works from a specific collection 35. Plucky 37. Buff 38. Hail Mary, e.g. 42. Anger 43. Houston university 44. Cesspool 45. Pigeon's home 46. Characteristic carrier 47. Face-to-face exam 48. Balloon filler 49. Writes in symbols 52. "... ___ he drove out of sight" 53. Generous portion of food 55. Freshen 57. Procurers 58. ___ Island, N.Y. 59. Converted, in a way 60. Circus lion ___ (pl.) 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The 2013 Regal Summer Movie Express program kicked off June 11 at the following theaters: Regal Largo Mall 8, 10500 Ulmerton Road E., Largo Regal Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19, Pinellas Park Each location will host the Summer Movie Express on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Following is a list of upcoming films: June 25 Mr. Poppers Penguins, PG June 26 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, G July 2 Monte Carlo, PG July 3 Rio, G July 9 Coraline, PG July 10 ParaNorman, PG July 16 Dr. Seuss The Lorax, PG July 17 Big Miracle, PG July 23 Yogi Bear, PG July 24 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, PG July 30 Racing Stripes, PG July 31 Happy Feet Too, PG Aug. 6 African Cats, G Aug. 7 Chimpanzee, G For more information on the Regal Summer Movie Express, visit www.regmovies.com/Movies/Sum mer-Movie-Express. TouchStar Cinemas is hosting its own program, Summer Kids Movies, at Seminole 8, 7990 Liberty Lane, Seminole. Free kids movies will be shown Tuesdays, 10 a.m., at the theater. In addition, the concession will offer discounts including 46ounce popcorn for $2 and 12ounce drink for $2. Following is a list of upcoming films: June 25 Hotel Transylvania, PG July 2 The Smurfs, PG July 9 Thunderstruck, PG July 16 Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, PG July 23 Rise of the Guardians, PG July 30 Dr. Seuss The Lorax, PG Aug. 6 Ice Age: Continental Drift, PG Aug. 13 Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted, PG For more information on TouchStar Cinemas Summer Kids Movies, visit www.touchstarcine mas.com/summerkidsmovies.asp. Muvico Theaters is presenting its free Summer Film Fest through Aug. 15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., at Palm Harbor 10, 37912 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Following is a list of upcoming films: June 20 Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted June 25-27 Rise of the Guardians July 2-4 The Smurfs July 9-11 Hotel Transylvania July 16-18 Dr. Seuss The Lorax July 23-25 Cliffords Really Big Movie July 30-Aug. 1 Happy Feet Two Aug. 6-8 How to Train Your Dragon Aug. 13-15 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs As part of the program, a kids tray is available for $3.75. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. For more information on Muvicos Summer Film Fest, visit www.muvico.com/Summer FilmFest.aspx. Cobb Theatres Free Summer Kids Shows continue through Aug. 1. Movies are presented Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Locally, the program is being offered at Countryside 12, 27001 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Following is a list of upcoming films: June 20 The Pirates! Band of Misfits or Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted June 25-27 Ice Age: Continental Drift or The Smurfs July 2-4 Rio or The Muppets Take Manhattan July 9-11 Dr. Seuss The Lorax or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs July 16-18 Rise of the Guardians or Hop July 23-25 How to Train Your Dragon or Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel July 30-Aug. 1 Open Season 3 or Puss in Boots For information, visit www.cobb theatres.com. Many of the films being offered through these programs debuted at the box office just last year. ParaNorman, for instance, was released in August 2012. ParaNorman is set in the town of Blithe Hollow, whose locals profit from mining the towns history as the site, 300 years ago, of a famous witch-hunt. Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi SmitMcPhee), an 11-year-old, spends much of his days appreciating the finer points of scary movies and studying ghost lore. In fact, Norman is gifted with the ability to see and speak with the dead, such as his beloved grandmother (Elaine Stritch). Most days, he prefers their company to that of his flustered father (Jeff Garlin), spacey mother (Leslie Mann), and deeply superficial older sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick). At middle school, Norman dodges bullying Alvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), confides in the impressionable Neil (Tucker Albrizzi), and tries to tune out his blowhard teacher Mrs. Henscher (Alex Borstein). Norman is unexpectedly contacted by his odd uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman), who floors him with the revelation that a centuries-old witchs curse is real and is about to come true, and that only Norman will be able to stop it from going into overdrive and harming the townspeople. Once a septet of zombies led by The Judge (Bernard Hill) suddenly rises from their graves, Norman finds himself caught in a wild race against time alongside Courtney, Alvin, Neil, and Neils musclebound older brother Mitch (Casey Affleck) as Sheriff Hooper (Tempestt Bledsoe) chases them all. Worse, the town is up in arms and taking up arms. Norman bravely summons up all that makes a hero courage and compassion as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. Dr. Seuss The Lorax hit screens originally in March 2012. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for a real Truffula Tree, the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To get it he must find the story of the Lorax, the acerbic yet charming character who fights to protect his world. Lending their vocal talents to the project are Danny DeVito as the iconic title character of the Lorax and Ed Helms as the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their voices to the adventure are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Teds dreams. Rounding out the cast are Rob Riggle as the villain OHare, Jenny Slate as Teds protective mother and beloved actress Betty White as Teds wise Grammy Norma. Rise of the Guardians arrived in theaters in November 2012. Rise of the Guardians is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere. Madagascar 3 was originally released in June of 2012. In the third installment of the popular franchise, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent Madagascar style. The Smurfs dates back to July 2011. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, theyre forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New Yorks Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The July 2 screening of The Smurfs at Seminole TouchStar Cinemas will provide an opportunity for children and adults to catch the first franchise film prior to the release of the first sequel. The Smurfs 2 will open in wide release on July 31.For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Photo courtesy of DREAMWORKS ANIMATIONMarty the Zebra (voice of Chris Rock) dazzles in his polka-dot afro circus costume in DreamWorks Animations Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted. The 2012 film will be screened at several area theaters as part of summertime kids movie programs. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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This amazing group combines award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. pottery, hair accessories, handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and an expansive Green Market offers something for every taste and budget. Admission is free. Visit www.artfestival.com. L a s e r S p e c t a c u l a r : M u s i c o f P i n k F l o y d Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39.Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com. Paramounts LaserSpectacular, the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd, illuminates The Mahaffey this summer. The excitement of a live concert, a giant video screen presentation, special effects lighting and state-of-the-art laser technology continue to delight and entertain audiences worldwide. The audience, surrounded by 10,000 watts of concert quality sound, is carried away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting edge effects during the twohour show. This years Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular features The Dark Side of the Moon. The second half of the show features The Best of Pink Floyd including The Wall. A n A f t e r n o o n i n H a v a n a Sunday, June 23, 2 to 6 p.m., at St. Petersburgs historic Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The Buena Vista Social Club, along with three of televisions most notable dance pros and newly crowned international dance champions, will present a celebration of Cuban culture and Latin dancing. Tickets start at $70. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. A portion of the proceeds benefits the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Hosted by Mary Murphy of So You Think You Can Dance fame, and Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars, the Latin music and dancing showcase will feature performances by some of the worlds best Latin, Salsa, and Mambo dancers, along with their television counterparts. TOP FIVE, from page 1B LARGO, from page 2B Looking ahead Looking aheadClearwater B l a s t F r i d a y featuring Robin Zander Band, presented by Bright House Networks; Friday, June 28, 5:30 p.m., in the Cleveland Street District, Clearwater. This free street festival and concert will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m. Blast Friday is produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. A limited number of VIP tickets are available in the Budweiser Platinum VIP section priced at $30. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Dunedin S o Y o u T h i n k Y o u r e A M o v i e B u f f ? dinner and show, presented by the Gypsy Stage Repertory Company, Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, at Showcase Arts Foundation, 2664 Enterprise Road, Clearwater. Performances will be Friday, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 7 p.m. Saturdays performance is a dinner show. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for Fridays performance; $20 in advance and $25 at the door for Saturdays performance. For Saturdays performance, cost includes a pasta dinner buffet and dessert, ice tea and water. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available by donation. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 348-6682. This will be a night of fun and unique entertainment where scenes, monologues and iconic one-liners from famous films are performed live with a trivia twist. Audiences will be given a form that follows along with the scenes. They will be asked to name the movie, the actors or characters or to identify movie theme songs. People with the most correct answers win prizes.St. Petersburg T h e S c o t t & P a t t i S h o w Friday through Saturday, June 21-23, 8 p.m., at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $18. Call 498-5205 or visit freefalltheatre.com. This all-new nightclub act is part of the immensely popular Tandem Series. Tampa Bay favorite Matthew McGee and popular entertainer Scott Daniel have joined forces to present The Scott & Patti show, a Steve and Eydie style lounge act filled with inappropriate humor, sequined costumes, tasteless song parodies, bouffant wigs and cringe-inducing audience participation. All proceeds will be donated to freeFall Theatre and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 4B Entertainment Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com


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The national tour of the smash hit Broadway revival West Side Story will run for five performances, June 21-23, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 p.m. Matinees will be Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim a collection of standards that includes Tonight, America, Maria, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. And the extraordinary, Tony-winning choreography by Jerome Robbins completely changed the language of Broadway dance. Laurents Broadway direction is re-created for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely methodically reproduces the original Robbins choreography. West Side Story tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. This tour offers a bold new design that builds on the shows raw power and emotion to create a fresh experience unlike any that came before it. James Youmans headed scenic design. His rsum includes Gypsy on Broadway as well as Matt and Ben, Hedwig and the Angry Itch and The Petrified Prince off-Broadway and the national tour for Cinderella. The touring cast features Addison Reid Coe as Tony and MaryJoanna Grisso as Maria. Coes love for theatre and film was cultivated by his mother who has love and endless knowledge of golden age musicals and films. It wasnt until his senior year in high school that Addison started to actively pursue singing and acting. When he didnt make the varsity soccer team, he joined choir, where his high school teacher saw the potential in him. Coe attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he studied vocal performance for three years then changed his major to business communications and finished his degree in the fall of 2011. After playing Warner in Legally Blonde at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, Coe was tapped for the national tour of West Side Story. Grisso grew up in Morgantown, W.V. She started performing at an early age and received both encouragement and instruction at home: Her mother is a music teacher and her father is a musician. She attended West Virginia University and graduated with a bachelors degree in vocal performance and a minor in theater. She starred in leading roles in several main stage productions at the university. Also on tour in supporting roles are Michelle Alves as Anita, Theo Lencicki as Riff and Andrs Acosta as Bernardo. Rounding out the current company of West Side Story are Amber Ardolino, Yesenia Ayala, Lauren Cannon, Konrad Case, Blue Cervini, Max Chucker, Mark Deler, Erika Hebron, Dan Higgins, Matthew Krob, Greg London, Guy Mandia Jr, Thomas Mothershed, Louie Napoleon, Thaddeus Pearson, Josh Pins, Anthony Raimondi, J. Nycole Ralph, Tory Ramirez, Bridget Riley, Ricardo Rique-Sanchez, Arianna Rosario, Carolina Sanchez, Michael Shultz, Jeff M. Smith, Tony Thomas, Juan Torres-Falcon and Laura Volpacchio. Debuting on Broadway in 1957, West Side Story was written by three theatrical luminaries: two-time Tony Award-winner Arthur Laurents (book) and multiple Tony and Grammy Award-winners Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) in his Broadway debut. Laurents first play, Home of the Brave, opened on Broadway in 1945, followed by many others. His most recent plays are A Key Change and Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are. West Side Story was his first musical, and was followed by Gypsy, Anyone Can Whistle, Nick & Nora and others. His first screenplay was The Snake Pit in 1948, followed by others such as Rope, Anastasia, The Way We Were and The Turning Point. His posthumous memoir, The Rest of the Story, was published in 2012. Bernstein transformed the way Americans and people everywhere hear and appreciate music. A few of his many compositions include the symphonies Jeremiah and The Age of Anxiety, the theater piece Mass, Chichester Psalms, Divertimento, the film score for On the Waterfront, the ballets Fancy Free and Facsimile and the operas Trouble in Tahiti and A Quiet Place. He was music director of the New York Philharmonic from 1958 to 1969 and, over his lifetime, conducted many of the major orchestras of the world. His Broadway musicals include Wonderful Town, Candide, Pennsylvania Avenue and West Side Story. Sondheim, a composer and lyricist, is known for his prolific contributions to musical theater. He wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Assassins, Passion and Road Show, as well as lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy, Do I Hear a Waltz? and additional lyrics for Candide. For information, call 791-7400 or visit www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Photo by CAROL ROSEGGThe West Side Story Company brings the national tour to the Tampa Bay area June 21-23 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved www.tbnweekly.com