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Largo candidates prep for electionSeven declare intentions to run as qualifying period opens Aug. 1 Guardians of the Galaxy opensAn action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. ... Page 1B.ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE BUSINESSA new vision for Seminole MallEven before the new owners, North American Development Group, came on board, for years the future of the declining mall has been a giant question mark for the city. ... Page 8A.POLICEMan arrested in fatal stabbingLargo police arrested Charles Michael Yantis, 24, of Largo July 26 for second-degree murder. Neighbors called to report a fight that had left one man bleeding. Officers who responded found Marvin Neil Haddock, 26, dead. ... 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Exp. 8/15/14FULL SET $5 OFFNot available with other offers. Exp. 8/15/14SWEET PEDICURE $3 OFF By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO Largos next mayor and the commissioners in Seats 1 and 6 might already be decided, if no one else declares intentions to run before the qualifying period ends Aug. 15. Only two of the five seats to be decided in the Nov. 4 election are contested so far, with two political newcomers squaring off for an empty seat and another new candidate facing off against longtime incumbent Harriet Crozier for Seat 5. But so far, Woody Brown, who has been a Largo commissioner since 2007, is the only declared candidate for mayor. Former Largo police chief John Carroll is the sole candidate in the seat Brown is vacating. And Michael Smith, vying for his second term as Largo commissioner, also has no opponent. Seat 2According to the citys records so far, the candidates for Seat 2 are Samantha Fenger and Daniel Ruffner. Fenger, 35, was a land use and rezoning planner for Pinellas County and Tampa governments before handling social services and community outreach for the nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters. She attended the Tampa Bay Public Leadership Institute last year, and has since dedicated herself to full-time campaigning. Shes served on Largos Community Redevelopment Advisory Board for several years, but most recently began serving on the Planning Board. Shes lived in Largo for 10 years, moving back to the state to pursue her undergraduate degree at Eckerd College. She has an MBA in sustainable management from Marylhurst University. She has been married to Eric for nine years. Her goals will be to attract economic development to Largo, especially in the downtown area, and promote sustainable growth and provide most efficient Michael Smith John Carroll Woody Brown Uncontested: Seat 1 County election: Aug. 26 Uncontested: Seat 6 Uncontested: Mayorand effective city services. Ruffner, 47, is a vice president of a BB&T branch in Largo who said he realized, after serving as a timer during a Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce debate, that he was just as qualified as the Largo candidates he was timing. My clients have approached me saying that they dont think theyve been fully represented in the city of Largo, Ruffner said. The Largo High School graduate, who has lived in Largo since 1972, has a banking and finance degree from University of South Florida. Hes served on the citys Code Enforcement Board. He said See CANDIDATES, page 4APellon consolidates new headquarters in LargoMail ballots arrive at Elections Office By JULIANA A. TORRESLARGO The Haskell family, owners of Pellon Consumer Products, has been in the fabric and textile industry for four generations. This dates back to when my great-grandfather was selling war patches to the government during World War II, explained Cris Haskell, CEO of the company, which recently moved its headquarters to Largo. The business expanded into Dubin Haskell Jacobson, or DHJ, a publicly traded international company selling non-wovens to the apparel industry. DHJ was sold in the 1970s, but non-wovens still describe what the Haskell family manufactures and distributes within the craft and home goods markets. The Haskells own the Pellon brand, a name that has come to describe the structural material in quilts, within North America. Pellon Consumer Products still works with the German company Freudenberg, which first brought the innovative material to the United States six decades ago. The Pellon brand has a lot of equity. Its been around in the craft and hobby world for about 60 years, Cris Haskell explained. Consumers know and trust this brand. John Haskell, representing the third generation of Haskells in textiles, took over the Pellon brand at the start of the new millennium. The move to retail was a new direction for the family, his son explained. My father really did an Small clinic may replace plans for health campus By SUZETTE PORTERCLEARWATER Pinellas Countys grand plans to build a one-stop center to provide care to its homeless and indigent population will likely be replaced with a project much smaller in scale. County Commissioners spent about three hours the afternoon of July 16 discussing the options. In the end, the consensus was to explore the possibility of getting federal funding for a smaller clinic, possibly for Safe Harbor. Commissioners had previously approved accepting a $5 million grant for construction of a Bayside Health Campus. Ongoing cost is a big issue. The federal grant would pay for construction of a 15,000 square foot facility, but provide no money for operations or maintenance. Latest estimates show it would cost about $3 million a year to provide the level of care staff recommends. Officials still have to solve the problem of how to get those who need care to a fixed location. Questions about expenses to furnish, maintain, operate the facility, along with ongoing issues with involved third party stakeholders caused the commission to begin rethinking its decision. At a meeting June 3, Dr. Claude Dharamraj, director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, encouraged commissioners to find a way to accept the federal grant. She suggested that a smaller facility be constructed that twould meet the terms of the grant, but not over-extend the countys capacity to provide services. Dharamraj advocates construction of a little clinic, in or near Safe Harbor, which is taxing Largo Fire Departments resources due to emergency calls for health care. It also would be close enough to serve Pinellas Hope. At the July 16 meeting, staff seemed to agree with Dharamrajs plan. Commissioners asked staff to explore the possibility of receiving a smaller grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to build a smaller clinic. They also directed staff to talk to Sheriff Bob Gualtieri to get his opinion on a clinic at Safe Harbor. Safe Harbor is a place where the homeless can find shelter. GualtieriPhotos by JULIANA A. TORRESAbove, Pellon employees, from left, Lenora Babb in sales, Amaris Leon and Jonathon Seniw, both in marketing, pose in front of a wall of Pellon products in showroom of the companys new headquarters in Largo. Below, Darlene Christopherson, who works in marketing, puts together mini kits with all the materials for a small craft that will serve as a demonstration for one of Pellons customers. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERDr. Claude Dharamraj, director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, advocates a plan to use federal grant money to build a small clinic at Safe Harbor to serve the homeless. See CLINIC, page 4A By SUZETTE PORTERPinellas County voters have a number of decisions to make by Election Day Aug. 26, and more than 6,000 have already cast their ballot, according to statistics reported by the Elections Office Friday, July 25. Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark mailed 244,826 ballots to domestic votersJuly 22. An additional 2,657 were mailed to absent military and overseas voters July 9. As of July 25, 248,048 mail ballots had been distributed, and 2.5 percent had been returned to an Elections Office. Of the 6,227 returned, 42 percent were from registered Republicans and 41 percent were from Democrats. The remaining were from those registered as other.Check your mail ballot statusClark sent out a press release July 22 requesting that voters confirm ballot requests due to a recent mailing from the Voter Participation Center, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. As of July 22, the Elections Office had received more than 1,300 mail ballot requests from voters responding to that mailing. The problem is that 87 percent of the voters already have ballot requests on file, Clark said. The organizations mailer also generated 125 phone calls through July 22, of which all but five were from voters who already had requested mail ballots. We want to clear up any misinformation that voters may have regarding their request for mail ballots, Clark said. Of the 1,315 mail ballot requests we received through today (July 22), as a result of the Voter Participation Center mailer, 1,150 were duplicate requests that were already scheduled to be mailed. Voters can check the status of their mail ballot requests at www.votepinellas.com by clicking on Track Your Mail Ballot or calling 464-VOTE (8683). All eligible registered voters can request a mail ballot and vote in the comfort of their homes, Clark said. To request a mail ballot, visit www.votepinellas.com, call 464-VOTE (8683), or email email@example.com and include date of birth. Additional mail ballot requests will be fulfilled as received. The deadline to request a ballot be sent by mail is 5 p.m. Aug. 20. The deadline for mail ballots to be received back at an Elections Office is 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Mail ballots cannot be returned at the polls. A list of drop-off locations is available at votepinellas.com. Citizens can view sample ballots, based on their address, at www.votepinellas.com. A composite sample ballot also is available. 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TORRESLARGO The senior division All-Stars team of the Greater Largo Little League went undefeated to claim the championship in the Florida Little League state tournament in Port St. John July 26-27. The Largo senior team, comprised of ages 13 to 16, allowed only eight runs against the three other teams in their pool: Deerfield Beach, San Mateo and Niceville/Valparaiso. In the championship game July 27, they faced Union Park, also undefeated. Greater Largo won 8-2 and was named the state champions of their age bracket. They will represent Florida in the Southeast Regional Tournament in Safety Harbor Aug. 1-6, playing teams from Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Largo players first game will be against West Virginia Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m., at the Safety Harbor Little League fields at 940 Seventh St. S., Safety Harbor. They will play against Georgia Sunday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m., and against North Carolina on Monday, Aug. 4, 4:30 a.m. Semifinals are scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 5, and the championship game is Wednesday, Aug. 6. If the Largo team is successful at the southeast regional level, they will play in the Little League World Series in Bangor, Maine. Photo by KAREN GONZALEZ Photo by TANYA NELSONAbove, the senior division team of the Greater Largo Little League celebrates after their championship win in the Little League state tournament in Port St. John July 27. At left, the team consists of, front row, from left, coaches Gary Nelson, Dan Guido and Bruce Hallenkamp; back row, Drew Guido, Hunter Catrett, Eli Moravick, Jarred Halenkamp, Mat Nelson, David Siegel, Kyle Koker, Jordan Mazzucco, Austin Shedler, Bailey Doublin, Matt Gonzalez, Zak Palmieri and James Emery. Not pictured are Aldo Torres and Matt VanJelgerhuis.Largo Public Library, at 120 Central Park Drive, has several special and monthly events scheduled for August. For more information, call 587-6715.Adult Programs Sign language Wednesdays, Aug. 6 and 20. The basics class is at 6 p.m. with an intermediate class at 7 p.m. Story Circle Writers Group Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m. Writers share stories and develop skills in a group facilitated by author and writing coach, Jan Golden. Poets Live Monday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. Volunteers lead a group for poetry enthusiasts. English Language Learning Conversation Club, Mondays, 10 a.m. Practice speaking and listening in English.Genealogy classes Fold3, Dropbox, & Evernote for Genealogy Monday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. Ancestry.com Monday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m.Book discussions Last Word Book Discussion Group Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m., on A Box of Darkness by Sally Ryder Brady. Booktalking with Iris Wednesday, Aug. 13, noon. Listen to a talk on popular titles each month.Teen programs Back-to-school prize drawing : Ages 13 to 18 can visit the teen room and fill out a survey between Aug. 18 and Aug. 27 to enter a drawing for a back-toschool gift bag. Childrens programs Mad Science Bingo Friday, Aug. 1, 1 p.m. Learn about science, historical figures, famous people or book characters in this program that combines stories and trivia with bingo. Jiggleman, Friday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. Watch stunts and laugh at this silly performance. CPR instruction Monday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Learn to save a life with this non-certified, infant and child CPR training. Summer Science Movies, Wednesdays, Aug. 6 and 13, 6 p.m. Families are invited for a movie and snack at the library. Call 587-6715 for movie titles. Off to Kindergarten Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. This special story time is just for little ones making the leap to kindergarten. Baby Sign Language, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Include signs naturally while interacting with your child. Registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.Special programs Book Maniacs Mini-Golf Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make a hole-in-one at one of the two indoor, book-themed courses at the librarys inaugural mini-golf event or putter around the vendor shopping area and grab a snack. This fundraiser is for the Teen Room. Call 587-6715. Largo library Around townArthritis water exercise to startLARGO The aquatics division of the city of Largo is offering a new season of water exercise for those suffering from arthritis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting Aug. 1, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Imperial Palms Apartments east clubhouse pool, 101 Imperial Palm Drive. An Arthritis Foundation-certified instructor will teach. The classes are conducted in shallow water with a step entry and exit and an ADA lift. No swimming skills are required, however, one should be comfortable in waist deep water. As with any exercise program, check with your doctor before starting. A lifeguard will be on duty during all class times. Interested participants can try their first class for free. The monthly fee is $36 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Drop-in fees are, with a recreation card, $4 for residents and $5 for nonresidents or $8 without a card. Call 518-3016 or visit LargoPools.com.Foster parents neededEckerd Community Alternatives is seeking residents willing to take in foster children to meet a growing need for homes. There are more than 1,000 children in licensed foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties, but only 300 foster homes to care for them. These children have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, have appropriate housing and be able to pass a background screening. Those interested in becoming foster parents must complete a home study and 36-hours of special training called M.A.P.P. Potential foster parents must have adequate space and be able to provide for their own existing family. Although foster parents will receive financial assistance to help care for the child, they cannot rely on this to pay their own bills. Call the Eckerd Community Alternatives recruitment line toll-free at 1-866-233-0790.
4A Largo Leader, July 31, 2014opened Safe Harbor in 2011 to better serve the chronically homeless, keep them out of the county jail and the criminal justice system. It is primarily a jail diversion program. Commissioners seemed favorable to exploring the options of opening a small clinic in or near Safe Harbor. Commissioner Ken Welch cautioned that building the clinic would mean Safe Harbor would become a permanent expense. Costs for the shelter are currently being split between the county government, the sheriffs office, the city of St. Petersburg and other municipalities. Safe Harbor has served its purpose, Welch said. He said having a clinic to serve Safe Harbor and Pinellas Hope was definitely worth considering, especially in lieu of the strain it was putting on emergency services provided by the city of Largo. But we need to recognize that it (Safe Harbor) will become part of the budget and will be going forward, Welch said. Commission Chair Karen Seel said staff was just exploring the possibilities. I dont hear support for building a clinic for families, she said. The commission discussed other plans to serve the homeless population, including the need for affordable housing and additional prevention measures. Welch agreed that prevention was better than trying to help after individuals or families become homeless. Commissioner Janet Long questioned the wisdom of using county staff to serve the homeless. We have multiple agencies working on homeless issues in this county, she said. Why are we not contracting with them instead of using our precious resources? People are already doing this work. Seel agreed that Longs concept was worth exploring. Commissioner Charlie Justice agreed, adding that the county should partner with agencies that are stable and have long-term respect. Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard said staff would continue work on the matter and report back to the commission in 60 to 90 days. CLINIC, from page 1AThe composite sample ballot includes races for the Republican and Democratic primaries as well as nonpartisan races, Clark said. Voters may check their voter information cards to confirm their political parties, voting districts and precincts. Currently, 617,504 registered voters in the county 219,477 Republicans, 223,638 Democrats and 174,389 other. Voter registration deadline was July 28 also the last day to change political affiliations. Florida is a closed primary state. Only voters registered with a political party may vote in that partys primary, explains Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark. All registered voters may vote on the county referendum question and nonpartisan races on the Primary ballot, including judicial and school board races. Republican primaryRegistered Republicans will cast ballots for their candidate to run in the Nov. 4 general election. They have a choice between incumbent Rick Scott and challengers Yinka Abosede Adeshina and Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder. In the race for state senator District 20, Republicans will decide between the incumbent Jack Latvala and Zahid Roy. In the three races for state representative, choices are between James Grant and Miriam Steinberg for District 64; Debbie Faulkner and Chris Sprowls for District 65 and Chris Latvala and Christopher Shepard in District 67; and Joshua Black and Bill Young in District 68. In the race for county Commissioner District 2 at large, Republicans can pick between incumbent Norm Roche and former state representative Ed Hooper. Seven names are on the ballot for the District 4 single member seat, currently held by Susan Latvala. The candidates are Dave Eggers, Johnny Johnson, Tim Keffalas, Wanda Kimsey, Macho Liberti, Peter Nehr and Jim Ronecker.Democratic primaryRegistered Democrats also will make their choice for a candidate to run in November. The choice is between former governor Charlie Crist and Nan H. Rich. Democrats also will pick between George Sheldon and Perry E. Thurston to run for attorney general. The final choice is for a candidate in the District 67 race for state representative. Voters can pick between Thomas D. Ryan, Steve Sarnoff and Shawna Vercher.Universal primaryRepublicans and Democrats that live in the countys district 6 will be able to vote in a universal primary. Tom Rask is challenging incumbent John Morroni. Both are Republicans. No other candidates qualified for the race. The winner of the universal primary will decide the election. The race will not appear on the November ballot.Nonpartisan racesAll registered voters will make choices in elections for Sixth Circuit judge positions and school board seats. Laura Snell and Susan St. John are running for circuit judge, Group 1 and Ken Lark, Alicia Polk and Alan Scott Rosenthal are vying for circuit judge Group 2. Brian Battaglia and Kimberly Kim Sharpe are running for circuit judge, Group 16; Amanda Colon and Phil Matthey for Group 21; and Bruce Boyer and Jon Newlon for Group 35. In the race for school board, District 2 at-large position, all voters can pick between incumbent Terry B. Krassner and Chris Tauchnitz, and Ken Curtis and incumbent Peggy OShea for the District 3 seat. In the two single-member school board races, only those living within the district will vote. Beverley Billiris, John H. Nygren and Ken Peluso are running for the District 4 seat, and Maureen Ahern and incumbent Linda Lerner are running for the District 6 position. The candidate receiving the majority of votes, more than 50 percent, will win. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, the two with the most votes will compete in a runoff during the Nov. 4 general election. All registered voters also will vote yes or no on a referendum question concerning a proposed countywide tax exemption for qualified businesses.More election informationAddress changes can be made online atwww.votepinellas.comor by calling 464-VOTE (8683) or emailing email@example.com, with birth date included. Name and party changes may be made by sending a signed, written statement to the Supervisor of Elections including birth date or voter ID number. Any updates, including signatures, can be made by completing and signing a voter registration application and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. For an updated list of voter registration events, visit www.votepinellas.comand select News and Events/Voter Education & Registration Events on the home page menu. In addition to sample ballots, mail ballot updates, ballot drop-off locations, canvassing board schedule, polling places and other election information are available at www.votepinellas.com under the link August 26, 2014 Primary Election Information. For additional election information, call 464VOTE (8683). Photo courtesy of ELECTIONS OFFICEWorkers load a truck July 22 with 244,826 mail ballots sent out to domestic voters. BALLOTS, from page 1Aunbelievable job in growing the business, working with our employees, working with our customers and our suppliers to really expand the product lines, Cris Haskell said. Now, the Pellon Consumer Products distributes more than 800 products, and its not just quilters who use Pellon regularly. The companys flagship products are still batting and interfacing, sold in several color-coded categories: blue for embroidery, pink for apparel, yellow for crafts and home decor, green for quilting and orange for fusible webs and adhesives. The company packages its products into what it calls notions, usually a kit to make a specific craft. It also has a home goods line that sells comforters, bed pillows, bed forms, mattress encasements, mattress protectors and even pet beds. But Pellon doesnt sell directly to the consumer. Its customers are Joanns Fabrics, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabric and several independent distributors around the country that cater to more than 6,000 sewing and quilting shops. Still, the company targets its products to consumers, working backward to refine the process and market new items to the businesses that sell Pellon, Cris Haskell said. Every day, the company gets both positive and negative emails and calls on its 800 number from Pellon consumers. Its very helpful for us to stay in tune with the experience they are having in the market so we can adjust either our manufacture line or put in (more) quality control mechanisms in place, Cris Haskell said. Thats a big focus for the company. Pellon consumers rely on the consistency and quality of the brand, he explained. New products begin with that in mind. We spend a lot of time doing research and working with consumers and then taking that information internally and trying to come up with a proper delivery or product to what the benefit of that product is, he said. About seven years ago, the company moved to St. Petersburg from Georgia. It grew into two warehouses and a downtown office. It wasnt until maybe late last year where we realized our growth was surpassing our space, and we needed to really consolidate all three facilities into one, Cris Haskell said. The company canvassed Pinellas County to look for opportunities, narrowing it down to two locations. The 140,000-square-foot site at 4801 Ulmerton Road in Largo made the most sense. Pellon Consumer Products began the transition about two months ago. And its starting to pay its dividends. The teams are working more closely together, Cris Haskell said. Instead of running around from a couple of different places, they now have a lot more resources to handle the day-to-day issues. Most of the companys employees, about 100 total, now work in the Largo headquarters. Were just excited to get settled in the city of Largo in this facility. Its great for us; weve been growing so much that weve found a place that were going to be calling home for the foreseeable future, Cris Haskell said. We try and bring everything down here so we can have a hold of the quality stronger. Aside from Largo, Pellon Consumer Products has manufacturing plants and sales offices around the United States, including offices intentionally close to Wal-Mart and Joann headquarters. The company challenges itself and its suppliers to manufacture the majority of its products in the United States, Cris Haskell explained Sometimes, unfortunately, we cant always do that, so then we go to China or India or Southeast Asia, he said. Cris Haskell joined his father in the business about four years ago. The company also includes his brother, and of course, the real boss: Mom, he said. John Haskell never forced his son to join the family business. With that freedom appreciated in hindsight Cris worked with brand management in the consumer package goods industry. The outside experience helped the company when he joined his father at the helm. Cris said he was hesitant to make the move at first, but now the two work closely together. We are smiling, hand-in-hand every single day, he added with a grin. For more about the company, visit www.pellonprojects.com. Photo by JULIANA A. TORRESA makeshift sign marks Pellons new headquarters off Ulmerton Road in Largo July 17. PELLON, from page 1Ahe wants to apply his financial know-how to be a good steward of the taxpayers dollars and plan for the future. He and his wife, Laura, have a 15-year-old daughter, Rachel.Seat 5Donna Holck plans to challenge Crozier for Seat 5. Another political newcomer, G. Raymond Raulerson, declared before the qualifying period but has since told the Largo Leader that he doesnt intend to pursue the candidacy. Holck, 51, owns a small tax consulting firm, but has also worked as a nail technician and trainer for several years. Shes lived in Largo for 20 years and said shes running because, despite thinking Crozier has done a fantastic job, thinks its time to bring a new face to the commission. I believe in term limits, whether its big governments or small, she said. I just feel like after a certain amount of time that you kind of lose a little bit of perspective. Shes been married to Gary for 15 years. Crozier, 70, has served as a Largo commissioner since 2000, 20 years total, adding in six years as a commissioner prior to that year. She is retired, but used to work as an office manager for Serenity Gardens funeral home as well as teach computers. Along with serving as a commissioner, Crozier has served on the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Pinellas Planning Council and the countys Intelligent Technology System, roles that she said help her better serve the residents of Largo. I still have the enthusiasm and the drive to continue to move Largo forward, she said. Crozier has been a Largo resident since 1971. She has been married to Bobby for 34 years and has an adult daughter, Lisa.Seat 1Smith, 32, has worked in the Pinellas County Library System for 11 years, currently as a library assistant for the Pinellas Park library. He was born in Largo, raised throughout Pinellas County and has lived in Largo since 2009. He and his partner of four years, Eric Hutton, purchased a house in October of last year. He is currently a member of the Largo Historical Society, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors and the Largo Historical Society, to name some of his community involvement. I have enjoyed being out in the community, learning about what our citizens need and want, Smith stated.Seat 6Carroll, 55, retired as police chief last year, ending a 33-year career with the Largo Police Department. Hes lived in Largo since 1967 and graduated from Largo High School, joining the police with the U.S. Army before becoming a civilian police officer. Even as he retired last year, Carroll told the Largo Leader that he would be considering a run at the Largo commission. It would be another opportunity to serve, he said at the time. Carroll has been married to Linda for 33 years. They have two adult children.MayorBrown, 43, decided to run for mayor after its current mayor, Pat Gerard, declared her intentions to run for county commissioner. Brown is a chiropractor with an office in the citys downtown West Bay Drive district. Hes lived in Largo since 2000, but said he grew up on Indian Rocks Beach and was a Largo High School graduate. He currently serves on the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and the Clearwater Jazz Force, among other organizations. He said he first ran for commissioner in 2007 because he didnt feel like the perspective of a young professional raising a family was well represented on the commission. Im not alone in that capacity now, he said. I want to keep Largo a great place to live. He and his wife, Jenny, have two sons: Sawyer, 3, and Wyland, 5. To qualify as a candidate for office, those interested must obtain petition signatures from 200 registered Largo voters, open a campaign account and designate a treasurer. Candidates must have lived in the city of Largo for at least one year. For more information about the process, contact the city clerk at 587-6710 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the city election page, which can be found at bit.ly/Lrgelections. Samantha Fenger Daniel Ruffner Harriet Crozier Donna Holck CANDIDATES, from page 1A City calendar City calendarHighland Recreation ComplexHighland Recreation Complex is at 400 Highland Ave. Visit High landRecreation.com or call 518-3016.Registration opens for scrapbooking weekendLARGO Join fellow scrappers as you crop, trim, and embellish till your hearts content at this years Crop Till You Drop weekend, Aug. 13, at the Highland Recreation Complex. The scrapbook extravaganza begins Friday, Aug. 1, 4 p.m., and continues until Sunday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m. We will close Friday and Saturday evening from midnight to 8 a.m. Scrappers will enjoy prize drawings, giveaways and fresh new ideas from fellow scrapbookers. The cost is $100 per person for the whole weekend and $50 for Saturday only. The full weekend includes six meals, snacks and drinks. 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.comor LargoPools.com.Food trucks come to SouthwestLARGO Local food truck vendors will converge on Southwest Pool for Food Truck Family Friday, Aug. 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Find out what all the hype is about. Enjoy an array of food along with a swim in the pool with fun, games, rafts and music. Entry is $3 for residents, $4 for nonresidents or $6 guests. Prices for foods vary per food truck vendor.Tidalwave Tuesdays concludesLARGO The Highland Family Aquatic Center will host Tidalwave Finale, a glow-in-the-dark teen pool party, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 8 to 11 p.m., at 400 Highland Ave. The cost is $5 and open to middle and high school youth. Meet up with friends, swim, and catch up on what happened over the summer. Activities will include glow-in-the-dark necklaces, a 20-foot screen to play Guitar Hero, elevated inflatable slip-n-slide, lighted palm trees and 10 laser lights. Facility amenities include the tallest slides in Pinellas County, a 214-foot circular and a speed slide, double slide, water play features, deck sprays, expanded deck and shade coverings, deck chairs and lounges, sand volleyball court, Big Squirt water refill station and bath houses. Splashs Snack Bar will be open. Tennis social heldLARGO The Southwest Tennis Center will host a tennis social for ages 16 and older Friday, Aug. 15, 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $5. Reserve a table at the Community Garage SaleLARGO Tables at Southwest Recreation Complexs Community Garage Sale are now on sale. Tables cost $9 each and are limited to two per person. The complex will do all the advertising, setup, and clean up for the event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 to noon, at 13120 Vonn Road. Space is limited. Set up on the day of the event begins at 7:15 a.m. This event includes free chair massages, health screenings, giveaways and back-to-school physicals as well as an open house. Explore all of the benefits that Southwest Recreation can offer with instructor demos, food, giveaways and more.Largo Community CenterThe Largo Community Center is at 400 Alt. Keene Road. Visit Largo CommunityCenter.com or call 518-3131.Weekly events Bridge games: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. All players are welcome to join the American Contract Bridge Leaguesanctioned games. The cost is $4 with membership or $5, with snacks included. Call Joan Waff at 895-9073. Swing dancing: Fridays, 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing on a 5,600-square-foot sprung hardwood floor. Free lessons offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance with music by DJ Savoy Swing. The cost is $6 for students, $7 with a recreation card and $8 without a recreation card. Bay Area Singles Dance : 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. Square dancing: Reduced for the summer. Call 518-3131 for the schedule. Largo Seat 2 candidates Largo Seat 5 candidates
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According to witnesses, a verbal argument began outside of the apartment. Yantis reportedly told Haddock to step inside. Both continued to argue, challenging each other to a physical confrontation, according to a police report. Once inside, Yantis retrieved a knife and sliced Haddocks arm. Yantis was told to drop the knife by all involved parties, according to police, however, he fatally stabbed Haddock. Detectives were able to quickly identify all involved in the altercation. Yantis was arrested and taken to the Pinellas County Jail. Along with second-degree murder, he is charged with simple battery and aggravated battery involving physical disfigurement. According to jail records, Yantis lives at the apartment complex where he was arrested. Previously, he was arrested in Pinellas County for simple battery in February of this year, possession of marijuana and retail theft in June 2013 and aggravated battery in December 2009. No other arrests are expected in this case. Charles Michael Yantis Police beatMan arrested for exposing kids to pornST. PETERSBURG Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives arrested a St. Petersburg man July 25, on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation and for exposing three minors to pornographic materials. Roger Lyle Kent, 67, was charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation; protection of minors; and prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscenity. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond. Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit say the victims, one male and one female, were under the age of 12 when the act was committed. The investigation began on July 1. The crime occurred at a private residence in St. Petersburg. According to investigators, the male victim told his father about the incident. The father reported the crime to the sheriffs office. Detectives determined that Kent had exposed the three children to pornographic video materials for about four to five years. Detectives also said that Kent had touched the boy in an inappropriate sexual manner; and made the girls touch him in an inappropriate manner. This activity repeated itself on multiple occasions. Detectives interviewed Kent at the Sheriffs Administration Building in Largo July 25, and subsequently arrested him.One driver cited in two-vehicle crashPINELLAS PARK Westbound Park Street was closed at 60th Street just before 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, as Pinellas Park police worked the scene involving two overturned vehicles. According to the police report, a 2011 Nissan truck, driven by Kenton Sams, 70, of Treasure Island and a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Shawn Barnes, 35, of Madeira Beach were traveling west in the 6000 block of Park Boulevard. The truck was in the center lane and the Jetta was in the median lane. Due to roadway construction the pavement in the median lane had been removed which created a 1-inch lip between the median and center lanes. When the Jetta changed lanes from the median to the center, the front right tire failed and resulted in a blowout. The car traveled 218 feet and went from the median lane to the sidewalk on the north side of Park Boulevard. The car then traveled 255 feet on the sidewalk with the right half of the car on the sidewalk and the left half of the car in the curb lane of Park Boulevard. While on the sidewalk, the Jetta struck a PSTA bus stop sign breaking the pole at the base. When the car reached the driveway of 6035 Park Blvd., it swerved left into the curb lane and the left half of the vehicle went into the center lane. At that time, the front of the Jetta struck the right rear of the Nissan truck. The truck veered left and fishtailed, bringing the back of the vehicle to the median lane. The truck was sideways with the drivers side door facing west. It rolled onto the drivers side and then onto its roof continuing to spin; the vehicle was traveling west. Then the truck left the roadway and went into the grass area of 6051 Park Blvd. where it hit a fixed sign. Police said after the Jetta hit the rear of the truck, the right front rim dug into the roadway and the Jetta rolled onto its passenger side and then rolled onto the roof. The vehicle came to a stop in the curb lane of Park Boulevard. Injuries were reported, but were minimal, according to the report. Investigators believe that seat belts and airbags prevented more serious injuries. Barnes was issued a citation for careless driving. Independent witnesses told investigators that the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed just before the crash.PSCO seeks Mad Hatters burglarsLEALMAN Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives assigned to the Burglary & Pawn Unit are seeking the publics assistance in locating two commercial burglary suspects from the Lealman area. According to the sheriffs report, the burglary occurred Friday, July 11, between 6:30 and 11 a.m. at the Mad Hatters Bar, 4685 28th St. N. in the Lealman area of St. Petersburg. Detectives reported that two suspects jumped a wooden fence and then entered the bar through a window. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash and caused damage to the property. One suspect is described as a white male with a slim build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and camouflage pants. The second suspect is described as a white male with a slim build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a hoodie style sweatshirt with PINK written on the back and blue jeans. Anyone with information on this commercial burglary is asked to contact Detective Rogers of the Burglary & Pawn Unit or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestop persofpinellas.org.Body found at Pinellas Park house fire By SUZETTE PORTERPINELLAS PARK Authorities believe that a Pinellas Park woman intentionally set her house on fire before shooting herself the morning of July 26. According to a report from Pinellas Park police, the District 6 Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death for Birgitta K. Melm, 61. Pinellas Park Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 7600 71st Ave. about 6 a.m. Saturday, July 26. Shortly thereafter, Pinellas Park police were notified that a body had been found inside the single-family residence. Firefighters put out the fire and remained on scene while police entered the home to begin an investigation. Police soon found out that two men, who knew the victim, had arrived prior to the firefighters. The two men had attempted unsuccessfully to put out the fire before one of the men tried to remove the woman from the home. He was overcome by smoke and had to leave the home. Police entered the home and found that the roof had partially collapsed on the east side. They found the womans body in the living room. Due to the obvious trauma and evidence that the fire was not the cause of the injuries to the female, a decision was made to call out detectives to continue the investigation, said Sgt. Adam Geissenberger, Pinellas Park police public information officer. When detectives arrived at the scene, they saw evidence that led them to believe that the female was the victim of a violent act. The determination was made at that time to treat the fire as a crime scene and that the death of the woman would be investigated as a homicide, Geissenberger wrote in his media release. Detectives and crime scene personnel started to collect evidence at the crime scene. The state fire marshal and Pinellas Park fire inspector assisted in the investigation. The medical examiner also was called to the scene. Detectives and the medical examiner did a physical examination of the victim and determined that she had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It is now believed that the fire was intentionally set by the woman shortly before she took her own life, Geissenberger said. The woman owned several cats, which were not in the house at the time of the fire. Police think that the woman placed the cats in a shelter. One cat was left on the doorstep of a neighbor and a note was left nearby. Another note was found inside of a vehicle owned by the woman. Neither note offered any insight as to why the fire was set, Geissenberger said. An autopsy will be required to determine the actual cause of death. There is no reason for investigators to believe this was anything more than a suicide. Photo courtesy of PINELLAS PARK POLICEExtensive damage is evident from a fire at a home on 71st Avenue in Pinellas Park Saturday morning. A womans body was found inside. Authorities believe she set the fire before committing suicide. Roger Lyle Kent Photo courtesy of PINELLAS PARK POLICEPinellas Park police and fire personnel work the scene of a two-vehicle crash Thursday, July 24, in the 6000 block of Park Boulevard. Both vehicles ended up on their tops. Photo courtesy of PCSOA surveillance photo of one of the suspects wanted in connection with a July 11 burglary at a bar in Lealman.
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New funding requests added to the fiscal year 2015 budget include: $150,000, if needed, to de-couple the Veterans Service Office from Health and Community Services $500,000 for a dental health care program for the indigent in addition to the $436,000 already budgeted by HCS for dental care $70,000 for a dental sealant program $250,000 for the public defenders jail diversion program $60,000 for the public defenders SOAR program, which assists with applications for federal benefits $123,600 requested by the property appraiser $110,450 requested by the tax collector $433,170 requested by the supervisor of elections $98,900 requested by the clerk of the circuit court $315,000 to buy a land clearing mulching machine to forgo contracting for those services in the future $90,000 for international trade expansion $30,200 for the Homeless Leadership Board $75,000 for the Community Mobile Health Unit $200,670 for the Metropolitan Planning Organization $10.7 million for the sheriffs office to implement a new pay plan for sworn personnel $2 million for Business Technology Services Items requested but not funded include money for the arts, Lealman Community Services and cameras for the Pinellas Trail. Commissioners affirmed their acceptance of millage rates as presented and canceled the July 31 budget workshop. The tentative millage rates will be forwarded to the property appraisers office to include in the Truth in Millage Notices that will be mailed to property owners on Aug. 22. Tentative millage rates are as follows: Each mill represents $1 of tax assessment per $1,000 of assessed property value. Countywide millage rates General Fund: 5.2755, unchanged from the current year. Health: 0.0622, unchanged Emergency Medical Services: 0.9158, unchanged Dependent MSTU special districts Municipal Service Taxing Unit (unincorporated county): 2.0857, unchanged Public Library Cooperative (MSTU): 0.50, unchanged Palm Harbor Rec and Library District: 0.50, unchanged Feathersound Community Services District: 0.50, unchanged East Lake Library Services District: 0.25, unchanged East Lake Recreation Services District: 0.25, new assessment Fire Protection Districts Belleair Bluffs: 1.7320, unchanged Clearwater: 3.2092, unchanged Dunedin: 2.9222, lowered from 3.5525 mils Gandy: 2.2977, unchanged Largo: 3.5609, unchanged Pinellas Park: 3.0163, unchanged Safety Harbor: 2.8118, unchanged Tarpon Springs: 2.3745, unchanged Seminole: 1.9581, unchanged Highpoint: 2.6700, unchanged Tierra Verde: 1.9118, unchanged South Pasadena: 0.9137 Public hearings on millage rates and budgets are scheduled on Sept. 11 and 23. The next budget year begins Oct. 1. For more information, visit www.pinellas county.org/budget.Proposed mobility planAl Bartolotta, Planning manager for the Metropolitan Planning Organization, presented a report about ongoing work on a countywide mobility plan during a July 22 work session. According to Bartolottas report, a Mobility Plan Task Force formed in October 2009. It was comprised of planning staff from local governments, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Pinellas Planning Council and the Florida Department of Transportations District 7 Office, as well as citizen and business representatives. The task force worked on several goals, including: Improved efficiency of local site plan review processes in the application of growth management requirements Consistency in the application of growth management requirements across jurisdictional boundaries Furthering of the mobility goals of the local governments Addressing the transportation impacts of development projects effectively and equitably Furthering the emphasis on multi-modal transportation embraced by local comprehensive plans as well as the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan The Mobility Plan provides local governments with a new approach for managing growth as it relates to the transportation impacts of development projects, the report said. The plan revolves around the framework of the Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance, which has provided a countywide approach to the use of transportation impact fees since 1986. The proposed plan replaces traditional concurrency management systems based on maintaining roadway level of service standards with a more flexible approach, and it promotes multi-modal transportation. Utilizing the ordinance would allow local governments to give developers credit for pre-existing uses, which would encourage redevelopment and re-use of existing structures. The proposed Mobility Plan shifts the focus from roadway level of service to improving mobility with multi-modal transportation. It also enables local governments to provide a pay and go option for some development projects. Next steps toward approval of the plan include the commissions authorization to advertise. Then, in September or October, the Local Planning Agency will review and make its recommendation. Comprehensive Plan amendments will be sent to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in October or November. The last step will be adoption of the changes by the county commission. Screenshot by SUZETTE PORTERBill Berger, director of the Office of Management and Budget, explains changes made to the proposed FY 2015 county budget during a July 22 work session. Briefs15 teens graduate from academyLARGO Pinellas County Sheriffs Office celebrated graduation of the first-ever Teens Citizens Academy over the weekend. Fifteen teens attended a graduation ceremony Saturday, July 26, at the Sheriffs Administration Building at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo. The Sheriffs Teen Citizens Academy is a free sixweek, hands on program which offers students ages 14 to 18 years an opportunity to learn close-up about the work of sheriffs deputies and about a career in law enforcement. The program was offered on consecutive Saturday mornings June 14 through July 26 (with the exception of the 4th of July weekend). The Academy offered the students the opportunity to work with deputies, practice defensive tactics, learn safe and effective use of a firearm and defensive driving techniques, and take a behind-the-scenes look at the Sheriffs Office operations including a tour of the Pinellas County Jail.Explorer Post 900 attends national conferenceLARGO Fourteen members of the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office Explorer Post 900 joined more than 2,100 other Explorers, adult leaders, and staff from throughout the nation at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, July 13-19, at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The conference provided attendees with training, competition in all areas of law enforcement, and allowed explorers to gain an insight to all the different aspects of law enforcement throughout the nation. Sponsoring organizations included the FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security (Customs/Border Patrol), ATF and DEA. The sponsoring agencies held a career fair at which law enforcement professionals were available to discuss career goals with individual Explorers. There also were demonstrations, exhibits, recreational and entertainment events. During the closing rally, area federal agencies and other law enforcement organizations showed off the latest in law enforcement technology and techniques. The explorers attended seminars related to domestic terrorism, forensic science, and defensive tactics. The conference featured competitions sponsored by law enforcement organizations providing realistic and practical experiences to prepare Explorers for the types of situations they would have to face in law enforcement careers. Team events included Arrest and Search, Bomb Threat Response, Crime Prevention, Crime-Scene Search, Domestic-Crisis Intervention, Shoot/Dont Shoot, Hostage Negotiation, Burglary in Progress, Traffic Accident Investigation, Traffic Stop, White-Collar Crime and Emergency Field First Aid. Four competition teams represented explorer Post 900. Team A was comprised of Explorer Capt. Spencer Shaw, Explorer Lt. Kelley Butterfield, Explorer Sgt. Lauren Paschall and Explorer Zoe Gambel. Team A received third Place in the nation for the Domestic Violence Investigation scenario. Although the other teams did not place in the top 5, the explorers learned valuable lessons on teamwork and investigative techniques. Individual competitions included air-pistol, drill, mountain bike, emergency vehicle operations course, physical agility test, honor guard, volleyball, and a pistol competition. Several explorers participated in the air pistol and pistol competition using 40 caliber semi-automatic firearms. Explorer Kelley Butterfield received first place in the slow fire phase and Explorer Max Dulsky received eighth place overall. Explorer Spencer Shaw received third place overall in the Top 20 Shooters in the nation for the 40 caliber firearms competition. Off campus, the Explorers experienced hiking in several Indiana state parks and a zip lining adventure in Eagle Creek Park. The explorers learned to utilize teamwork during the zip lining adventure, as they had to motivate and encourage each other to complete all of the obstacles with some being more than 30-feet off the ground. Deputy Jim Butterfield was given the opportunity to present at the conference. His presentation was on How to Build Your Post, which was heard by over 50 other posts advisors from around the Nation. Butterfields keynote point was fundraiser projects to assist in funding your post. For more information about Post 900, visit www.post900.com or call Butterfield at 421-3149. Photo courtesy of PCSORicky Butler, Community Programs Manager, squats in front as the 15 graduates of the 2014 PCSOs Teens Citizens Academy pose for a photo. The graduates are, front row, from left, Dion Jackson, Melody-Grace Toscano, TNora Dessaw, Ashley Blaire-Schneck, Darren Weeks, Keira Dempsey, Daniel Weeks and Jesse Creaser; back row, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Nathan Adkins, Doyle Dempsey, Andrew Hodge, Andrew Bearce, Troy Hicks, Blake Ottinger and Michael Schuller. Photo courtesy of PCSOTeam A poses for a photo at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, July 13-19, at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
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Patrol Division Commander Daniel Slaughter has been with the Clearwater Police Department for more than 20 years, and will soon become the 13th chief of the department. Dan Slaughter meets all the criteria that we are looking for and need in a police chief, Horne said. He is a highly competent police professional with the appropriate education credentials, field experience, and respect and support from his peers, subordinates, police unions, city department directors, neighborhood leaders and the Tampa Bay law enforcement community. Slaughter has most recently been the major in charge of patrol operations for the last two years, in which he has overseen about 171 uniformed officers and three dozen civilian employees. He has also worked as the departments special operations lieutenant, accreditation supervisor, homicide detective, community police officer, and a field-training officer, according to a Clearwater press release. I am fortunate to inherit an organization that benefits from a strong, positive relationship with the community and is staffed with skilled and committed officers supported by a professional civilian staff, Slaughter said. The future will still bring challenges, and I look forward to effectively addressing those challenges and building on this agencys well-deserved reputation for being a leader in community policing. Slaughter, 44, has been with the department since October 1992 and will earn $123,000 as the new chief. He graduated from Largo High School and the University of South Florida. I commend the city manager on his selection of Chief Slaughter, who has risen through the ranks of the Clearwater Police Department, said Mayor George Cretekos. I am confident in Chief Slaughters ability to provide the leadership needed to maintain the outstanding service of the department and the high standards set by Chiefs Klein and Holloway. The Clearwater Police Department is the third largest law enforcement agency in Pinellas County, employing 235 sworn officers and about 100 civilian employees. It has earned the prestigious distinction of having the Excelsior status in state accreditation from the Florida Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation, according to the press release. Slaughter will officially begin as chief on Thursday, Aug. 7, when he is sworn in during the 6 p.m. city council meeting. Holloway will serve in an advisory role as a special assistant to the city manager from Aug. 7 through Aug. 12. Photo courtesy of the CITY OF CLEARWATERDaniel Slaughter has been named the new police chief for Clearwater. Two Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies merge LARGO Two local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are joining forces with a goal of pairing more children with caring adult mentors across Tampa Bay. The boards of directors from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay have unanimously voted to merge. Previously, both nonprofit organizations collaborated on a variety of projects, serving their respective communities for nearly 50 years. Susan Rolston, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County, retired on July 12; Stephen Koch, the current CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is now the CEO for the entire Tampa Bay area. Rolston and Koch have worked closely throughout the process with one goal in mind: to help children in our community who want and need a mentor in their lives. The board of directors from each agency is confident that their decision to merge will lead to even more positive outcomes for more youth, including improved school performance, increased high school graduations and avoidance of the juvenile justice system. The combined agency will serve more than 3,350 children by the end of 2014, with plans for continued growth. My journey with Big Brothers Big Sisters began 13 years ago, and its wonderful to leave this legacy. Its something weve considered for years and now the timing is right to move forward as one agency, Rolston said. At the end of the day, its about serving more children and truly bettering the future of the community we live in. Koch, an attorney who first became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters 20 years ago as a volunteer, is looking forward to all that can be accomplished in the future. As a consolidated agency, we will be much better positioned to provide a Big Brother or a Big Sister to the more than 1,000 children currently on our waiting list; this is our primary focus, Kock said. We will have increased relevancy and a broader perspective to reach more children and volunteers, as well as increased public awareness about the effectiveness of our evidence-based program. We have many staff, board members and volunteers who live in one county, but work across the bay and vice versa. Its exciting how our merger will ultimately improve and expand our impact, as well as increase our efficiency, Koch added. The executive team also includes newly hired Pat Craven, who will serve as the Regional Director in Pinellas County as well as have the responsibility to raise funds to support Big/Little matches agency-wide. We are looking forward to leveraging our collective strengths to ensure that more children who need the guidance of a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple will receive it and achieve success in life, said Craven. The merged agency will be called Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and serve children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Citrus, Hernando, and Sumter counties, with offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Lakeland. David Fox, Senior VicePresident for Valpak in St. Petersburg is the agencys new board chair. The merger will be officially effective January 1, 2015.Patriot Ride honors local heroLARGO A Pinellas County Sheriffs deputy received an award during the second annual Heart Strings for Heroes 2014 Patriot Ride and Honors Celebration Sunday, July 27, at the WingHouse Bar and Grill, 7369 Ulmerton Road. Deputy Troy Savetz, 36, was recognized for his actions in rescuing a suicidal subject from the Bay Pines Bridge on April 6. Deputies received a call about a suicidal subject that was standing on the railing of the Bay Pines Bridge. Responding deputies distracted the subject by talking to him and keeping his attention. As they did this, Savetz approached the subject from a blind spot and was able to grab him off the railing. The subject later thanked Savetz for pulling him off the railing.PSTA reports record ridership in JuneST. PETERSBURG The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority set another all-time ridership record, as riders boarded PSTA vehicles nearly 1.2 million times in the month of June a 4.4 percent increase compared to June 2013. The numbers continue a strong upward ridership trend for PSTA, coming after a record year in 2013 with more than 14.4 million riders. The June 2014 ridership level is the highest June on record in Pinellas Countys 102year history, and follows record May ridership on the North County Connector route to Tampa. PSTA is one of the few transit systems to see continual ridership growth over the last five years including the recession, despite service cuts due to a major loss of property tax revenue, said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. Were glad that demand for PSTA service is up, we thank the nearly 1.2 million Pinellas County residents, visitors, tourists and workers who made the choice to ride PSTA, and we look forward to offering them expanded service and new options through Greenlight Pinellas. PSTAs single busiest route, the Route 19, has seen a 20 percent ridership increase over the last three years with an average ridership of nearly 6,000 per day. Route 19 is also the longest route in the PSTA system, from Tarpon Springs to Gulfport. PSTA recently added additional increased service from Clearwater to the Gulf beaches, in response to high demand of beach and tourist industry employees needing to get to Clearwater Beach jobs without paying for scarce beach parking. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is the public transit provider for Pinellas County, providing more than 14.4 million rides per year. PSTA operates nearly 40 bus and trolley routes with a fleet of 203 vehicles. More information is available at www.psta.net.Pinellas GOP plans annual picnicPINELLAS PARK The biannual Pinellas County GOP Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, 1 to 5 p.m., at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters will serve as the master of ceremonies. Among the attendees will be Congressmen Gus Bilirakis and David Jolly as well as State Sens. Jeff Brandes and Jack Latvala and State Reps. Larry Ahern and Kathleen Peters. GOP candidates, throughout Pinellas County, who are vying for State Representative seats, Pinellas County Commission posts and other local elected positions, will attend. In addition, candidates for non-partisan school board positions and statewide office holders have been invited. All candidates will make short presentations and will be available for one-on-one questions and conversation throughout the afternoon. A straw poll will give picnic goers the opportunity to show support for candidates who face opposition in the Aug. 26 primary. All residents are invited to attend. Admission is $25 per person and includes hot dogs, hamburgers, picnic salads and soft drinks; all to be enjoyed in an air-conditioned bug free indoor environment. For more information, call Gail Hebert, 526-2492.Homeowners Scavenger Hunt setINDIAN ROCKS BEACH Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association will be hosting its second Scavenger Hunt Sept. 27 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. sponsored by Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty. Registration will be held at Kolb Park on Bay Pine Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The end of the hunt party is at Crabbys Loading Dock and there will be lots of fun places in between. The goal is to visit as many stops as you like, find the answer to the clues. Attendees will not be taking any items from the participating establishments, only answering as many clues as Community newspossible. The team with the most points wins. Register as teams and work together (each team member must be registered), two or more participants to a team. To participate in food and drink specials, attendees will need a wristband, which they will receive when they register. Prizes to be awarded at 7 p.m. at Crabby Bills Loading Dock. All participants will receive an event T-shirt, Homeowners Koozie and a goodie bag. There will be a total of $600 in cash prizes for the three teams with the most points. You must be present to win. The association encourages everyone not to drive. Take the trolley or, since all stops are in IRB, walk or bicycle the route. For more information, visit www.IRBhome.com.Foundation plans health fair, barbecueDUNEDIN Here We Grow Foundation Inc. is working to sponsor its Second Annual Back To School Health Fair and Barbecue Saturday, Aug. 30. Here We Grow is currently seeking donations of school supplies to be given to Pinellas County students to ensure that they have a successful start to the 2014-2015 school year. 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Even before the new owners, North American Development Group, came on board, for years the future of the declining mall, located at the high-traffic intersection of 113th Street and Park Boulevard, has been a giant question mark for the city. NADG, which bought the blighted mall at the end of 2012, and Tampa-based Primerica Group One/Primerica Development, which NADG teamed up with for maintenance, management and redevelopment of the site, finally shared their vision for the property at the July 22 City Council meeting. They plan to transform the rundown retail location into Seminole City Center, a shopping, entertainment and dining destination for the region. And the best way to ensure the successful completion of this major redevelopment project is through a public-private partnership, said Richard Trzcinski, Primericas president. He assured the council that he wouldnt put city or county residents at risk with the deal. No money would be required from Seminole up front, but would instead come later in the form of tax rebates, he said. The project would also require cooperation from the county, he added. Other funding possibilities include Penny for Pinellas money, community grants, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority participation, utility taxes and franchise fees. Trzcinski nodded to past Primerica projects that utilized similar successful partnerships The Mall at Millenia in Orlando, The Estuary in Brandon and The Village at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach. Weve seen the way public-private partnership works to make things happen, he said. I think we absolutely need to proceed together. Seminole Mall is an unusual redevelopment project because its a focal point of the city and its residents, said Dale Johnson, Primericas director of development and construction. This is your downtown. Residents can expect a drastic change, she said. Enclosed malls like Seminole Mall are dinosaurs in the market. She ticked down a list of issues with the mall in its current state, including lack of tenancy and obsolete buildings. It just cries to be redone, she said. As retail changes, so do the needs of Seminole shoppers, The redevelopment is projected to significantly increase real property taxes and sales taxes over the current site, Trzcinski said. An increase of $32.35 million in taxable real property value is expected with an additional $586,324 in tax revenue. The project also will create 725 permanent jobs, in addition to 244 indirect jobs and 629 temporary jobs during construction. This is big stuff, Trzcinski said. Its very, very exciting to me. City Manager Frank Edmunds said the council would need to discuss the possibility of entering into a development agreement with NADG and Primerica at a workshop in the near future and then bring the final proposal to a future council meeting for public comment. The city has entered into similar agreements with developers before, he said, but Seminole City Center would be of a much larger scale and have a greater impact on the city. [Seminole Mall] is the epicenter of our city, said Mayor Leslie Waters, and probably the only question that we get when were out in the city. Councilor Chris Burke said hed refrain from commenting on the project until he learned more about what is expected financially from the city. Before I trade the cow for the beans, I want to know how much the beans cost, he said. Councilor John Counts, however, enthusiastically supported the project, though he said he doesnt see it becoming a final destination spot for the region. Still, he expects it to have a large draw in the greater Seminole area. Its a phenomenal proposal and I support it 100 percent, he said. Seminole Mall first opened in 1965, initially anchored by Publix, which later moved across the street. None of the original tenants are left, Johnson said. The mall saw its heyday in the 1980s, though the propertys assessed value fluctuated over the years, she said. The propertys value saw its peak in 2008, at the height of the real estate boom. Its now at its all-time low, worth around $16 million, she said. Trzcinski said. With growing reliance on the Internet, soft goods can easily be gotten and brought to your door, he said. We have to create something thats a destination where people want to travel to, whether its from the beaches, Tampa or beyond. We have to create a sense of space that is exciting. The plan for Seminole City Center calls for razing the indoor mall and replacing it with a modern design that includes a 12-screen movie theater, restaurants, retail stores and a bank. No specific tenants have been named, though two of the remaining tenants, Bealls and Stein Mart, have expressed an interest in being part of the redeveloped shopping center, Trzcinski said. Image by CUHACI & PETERSONA rendering of the proposed Seminole City Center, which developers hope to build on the site of Seminole Mall. North American D evelopment Group and Primerica Group One presented their plans for the mall property at the July 22 City Council meeting.BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas earns awards at conferenceST. PETERSBURG Of the 17 statewide affiliates, the St. Petersburg-Pinellas chapter of Business and Professional Women garnered the most awards and top honor at the 94th annual state conference June 27-29, in Orlando. The eight awards that recognized BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas for its achievements in public relations, educational and legislative programming, and membership growth, also earned the chapter the coveted distinction of Local Organization of the Year for the second consecutive year We are honored that our yearlong efforts in programming, community outreach, public relations and membership have been acknowledged by our peers across the state, said Gretta Paige Bellas in a press release. Bellas is paralegal for Kira Doyle Law and immediate past president of BPW/St. PetersburgPinellas for 2013-14. The following awards were presented to BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas for 2013-14: Local Organization of the Year Best Original Video Best Overall Public Relations Eagle Award Hortense K. Wells Trophy Sacajawea Award Barnie Shuhi Education Award Honorable Mention for budget submission Plus 5 Recognition for members Gretta Paige Bellas and Cory Adler-Leidersdorff for recruiting five or more new members. Following is the 2014-15 executive committee: President Alizza Punzalan-Randle, community engagement manager for All Childrens Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. President-Elect Amy Dinovo, a licensed Realtor, transaction manager and member of the marketing team at The Simms Team at Coastal Properties/Christies International Real Estate. First Vice President/Programs Chair Jerri Evans, legal assistant for Lisa A. Hoppe, Esquire. Second Vice President/Membership Chair Kristin Smith, associate vice president of investments for Raymond James Financial. Secretary Audrey Wood, a nonprofit professional. Treasurer Joan Ghassemi, a certified Balanced Body Pilates instructor and co-owner of Reza Chiropractic. 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Im also extremely proud of my incredibly talented and dedicated CVB staff, whose hard work and dedication is responsible for the amazing leaps we have made in Pinellas County tourism. Prior to coming to Pinellas, Minich led the Beaches of Fort Meyers and Sanibel Visitor and Convention Bureau. Minich replaced Carol Ketterhagen, who retired after leading the countys bureau for 15 years. Deputy Director David Downing will be in charge after Minich leaves. Minich said Downing has worked tirelessly alongside me every step of the way. He praised Downings insight, talent and leadership. Ive come to rely on him in every aspect of managing this organization. Pinellas Countys tourism industry celebrated a record-setting year in 2013 and all signs indicate 2014 will be a repeat of that success. Although Ill miss all of you greatly, I take heart in knowing that Im leaving the local tourism industry poised to continue in record-setting territory, with an incredibly strong brand and ever-growing international reputation, Minich said. Photo courtesy of LADYBUG SHOP & TURTLE TREASURESOwners David and Christopher Clawson are opening the LadyBug Shop and Turtle Treasures at 13713 Gulf Blvd. A grand opening celebration for the gift shop is set Aug. 1-3. Call 914-3990 or visit www.ladybug-shop.com.New gift shop BriefsPinecrest honors kitchen workerLARGO Pinecrest Place Largo, a retirement community, recently honored Pinky Jackson for 25 years of service. Jackson joined Team Pinecrest in July 1989 as a member of the kitchen staff. According to a press release from Pinecrest, Jackson uses her culinary talents to help residents enjoy fine dining experiences every day. 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Attending The Redken Exchange are, from left, Kelly Hyland, Samantha Shaw and Kristina Weck from Salon West Hair Studio and Spa in Largo.Local stylists attend Redken ExchangeLARGO Kelly Hyland, Samantha Shaw and Kristina Weck from Salon West on Walsingham recently upgraded their skills at The Redken Exchange in New York City. Hyland, Shaw and Weck along with other salon professionals from around the country attended The Redken Exchange overlooking Fifth Avenue in New York City. They learned advanced techniques in hair design and hair color from leading experts in the salon industry.Hartselle employees serve mealSEMINOLE Hartselle BIG LLC, a local insurance agency located at 8200 113th St., Suite 201, recently donated time, collected donations and made a hot meal to Pinellas Hope at 5726 126th Ave., Pinellas Park. Served was goulash, salad, rolls, watermelon and desserts. The luncheon meal was served July 19 and fed 82 clients that day. Pinellas Hope has 20 acres and currently uses 10 acres to house the homeless that are temporary in need of a place to stay, until those residents can get back on their feet. According to a press release from the agency, Hartselle BIG coordinates several community projects throughout the year and found Pinellas Hope to be one of the most rewarding experiences. Home Care Assistance grand opening setCLEARWATER Home Care Assistance Tampa Bay, a provider of nonmedical, in-home senior care, will celebrate the grand opening of its new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m., at 1530 N. McMullen Booth Road, D-12. We are excited to invite the community to our grand opening to have them share our special day, said Doris Kasold in a press release. Kasold is owner of Home Care Assistance of Tampa Bay. Its a great opportunity to spend time with our neighbors, have fun, win prizes and share our passion for assisting the elder community to age happily and healthfully. Our mission, my mission, is to change the way the world ages. The event will feature recipes from the Home Care Assistance cookbooks; delicious, fresh smoothies; door prizes; brainteasers; music; and, a raffle. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commence at noon. Home care experts will be available to share the Home Care Assistance proprietary Balanced Care Method, which is based on the studies of the extraordinarily long-lived elders in the Okinawa region of Japan where lifespans of more than 100 years are not uncommon. Core principals of the Balanced Care Method include a healthy diet, physical activity, mental activity, Mark Hall, left, welcomes new hair stylist Laura Williams to Salon Mark Hall on Seminole Boulevard.Venue Theatre to offer seminarPINELLAS PARK Venue Theatre will offer a one-day seminar for actors in rsum building and self-marketing on Sunday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the conference room at Country Inn and Suites, 8050 U.S. 19 N. 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10A Viewpoints Leader, July 31, 2014 9911 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 727-397-5563 Fax: 727-397-5900 www.TBNweekly.comPublisher/President: Dan Autrey dautrey@TBNweekly.com Accounting Manager: Andrea Marcarelli accounting@TBNweekly.com Advertising Director: Jay Rey jrey@TBNweekly.com Classied Advertising Manager: Wendy Edwards wedwards@TBNweekly.com Executive Editor: Tom Germond firstname.lastname@example.orgProduction Manager: David Brown production@TBNweekly.com Internet Services Manager: Suzette Porter webmaster@TBNweekly.com Beach Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Belleair/Beach Bee: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Clearwater Beacon: Alexandra Lundahl alundahl@TBNweekly.com Dunedin Beacon: Tom Germond tgermond@TBNweekly.com Largo Leader: Juliana A. Torres jtorres@TBNweekly.com Palm Harbor/East Lake Beacon: Bob McClure bmcclure@TBNweekly.com Pinellas Park Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Seminole Beacon: Tiffany Razzano trazzano@TBNweekly.com Tarpon Springs Beacon: Kate Feldman kfeldman@TBNweekly.com General Editorial editorial@TBNweekly.comCirculation: L. Shiett Phone: 727-397-5563LETTERSNo excuse for Seminole City Councils anticsEditor: The Seminole City Council is a nonpartisan legislative group placed into office by the electors of the city of Seminole. It appears since 2007 that some of the council members are having difficulty understanding the definition of nonpartisan. With so many issues being decided by a 6-1 vote, one may be asking if a councils members political preference is interfering with their decision. If partisan politics are involved it would explain why some issues are being questioned a practice which may not have occurred in the past. Ignoring or evading the questions only creates more questions. Seminole residents resent the constant bickering taking place at city hall. They are exposed to the antics of our congressional leaders on a daily basis in Washington, D.C., so there is no excuse for the same actions taking place in the local community. Censure is a political action usually employed on the national level. For a member to initiate such an action on the local level may indicate a lack of legislative experience and ability to solve problems. In addition, it puts the other members in the uncomfortable position of voting on a motion, which should not have been made. Maybe it would better serve the public if the councilor responsible for the censure motion would focus more attention on their unmet campaign promises. Pat Jordan SeminolePlantamura is a disruptive forceEditor: This is a letter in favor of the Seminole City Council vote for censure of Ms. Plantamura. For years Plantamura has been a disruptive force on the City Council and I applaud the courage of the city council, by a vote of 6 for, 1 against, censure. Finally the City Council is standing up, and pointing out how Plantamura has been so disruptive and harmful to the organized running of our Seminole city government. Mr. Edmunds is one of the best city managers in America and I am afraid Ms. Plantamura has hastened his departure. Ms. Plantamura does not work well with others, and especially with Mr. Edmunds. Royal Edmonds SeminoleCouncil member: Censure is character assassinationEditor: I must set the record straight regarding the censure by Seminole Council. This was a baseless attempt to discredit me. I am not so naive as to think that these things dont happen in politics. I am not in this office for a popularity contest, but to serve my city. That said, the censure is character assassination, which has led to unsubstantiated accusations. Should this continue, it will be followed by charges of libel and/or slander. I am guilty of one thing asking questions and expecting answers. I recently wrote three yet unanswered letters to City Manager Edmunds. The letters inquired about an employee repeating a death threat on an elected official; unauthorized filing through city records without the clerks permission and the resultant lock being changed on the official files of the city; and why a candidate who missed an election deadline was qualified by our city to run. I also questioned city policy on threats of violence. The censure is a theatrical distraction from those serious questions. Citizens should seek out the facts through City Hall, which may become more difficult, as the major issue during censure discussion was Councils motion allowing the city to choose not to fulfill public requests for information. Under this new motion, if a citizen asks our manager for information, which could expose mismanagement, Edmunds can, at his discretion, now simply ask if Council would dismiss the request. Fortunately, video-recordings of meetings are on the citys website and my unanswered letters are posted at www.patplant.blogspot.com. Patricia Plantamura Seminole City Councilor Rights of LGT citizens: a slippery slope for the majorityRe: Domestic partnerships: not equality, Tiffany Razzanos column, July 24Editor: I suppose you deem it your charter to give voice to all representations of our society, albeit even those in the extreme minority. Fair enough. You serve us well by protecting our rights to free speech. The question is: How are we in the majority to respond to pleas like Tiffanys? As lesbians, she and her girlfriend are part of a group of LGBT citizens that make up only 3-4 percent of our population by the latest scientific polls. Yet, their complaints against our government seem to be getting an inordinate amount of press and response in public policy. The problem seems to be a lack of consensus and will in the majority about what we think is essential to protect liberty and what is aberrant behavior. It presents a slippery slope that will continue to subject us to the tyranny of other small minorities lest we sort out what is really constitutionally defensible. Tiffany says that she and her girlfriend are just like any loving couple, that wants no deserves to spend their lives together. There will be public costs to protecting this demand both fiscal and social. We the people ought to consider carefully whether we can afford them in the long run. Roger Shell Redington Shores Proud to be Madeira Beach residentsEditor: My husband and I just returned from having breakfast at the Snack Shack at Archibald Park. We thought the food was delicious and the surroundings well when you can look out from your seat at the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, life is great. The new Snack Shack recently opened last week and we were excited to check it out. The staff was busy putting extra little touches to the place but they still had time for a smile and a warm welcome to their establishment. As a resident, I happily commend the city on all of the improvements that have been made possible in the area and the progress is well worth it. We are able to see the community improve and flourish right before our eyes. It makes us proud to say that we live in the beautiful city of Madeira Beach. Judy Showell Madeira Beach Americans like to think we live in a classless society. I agree. All my life Ive bumped into individuals with no class at all. Rude, illbred whelps, oozing offensiveness from every unwashed pore. You know the kind, Im sure. However, whether we like it or not, the rest of us are scattered into dozens of classes, categories and types. For example, in todays economy we each belong either to the top 1 percent (who have financial assets greater than the net worth of Argentina), or the bottom 99 percent, who wander around in tattered confusion, muttering Where did my money go? Then there are the social classes. The major groupings used to go like this: Working class, i.e., persons who earn money with their muscles and carry lunch buckets to work; the white collar class, who work in offices and watch Facebook on their computers; and the professional class doctors, lawyers, and auto mechanics who earn $500 an hour and up. All other workers were divided into dozens of sub-categories such as nurses, long-distance truck drivers and monkey-cage cleaners. The symbol of social climbing was a ladder, or a greasy pole. This gave rise to sayings such as Be nice to people on your way up, because youll meet them again on your way down. Also, The only thing wrong with reaching the top is that from that point theres only one way to go. These epigrams are credited both to Charlemagne and to Pete Rose. The chief goal of social climbers was to be (or appear) different or better than those around you. There are about 2,700 ways to do this. In the old days, the most common climbing techniques included getting rich, getting a better education, owning a big house and a Maserati automobile, or joining a country club where you could eat in a noisy dining room while engaging in intellectual talk, i.e., real estate. Some of those methods still work, but todays ultimate social climbing device is to become cool. Once youre accepted as being cool, the sky is your limit, at least for a short time. The trouble is that the meaning of cool is always changing. Whats cool today can be regarded as lame tomorrow. A similar glitch is that what raises your status in the eyes of some people will cause you to become a joke to others. Example: implanting a steel ball in your tongue, or having a dragon tattooed on your forearm. Either of those moves can bring you new friends on the street, but you can say sayonara to your future as a stockbroker. Another mistake a social climber can make is to appear in public in flip-flops. If Bill Gates, Helen Mirren or Charlie Rose were to step out on the street while wearing flipflops, they would dive 80 points on the distinguished scale. Maybe thats just my prejudice. Over the years, social climbing and selfimprovement have sometimes become entangled. Example: enlarging your vocabulary. In the 1950s, dozens of books offered to teach you bigger, better words such as egregious and misanthropic. The assumption was that if someone heard you use such terms, he would immediately hire you or ask you to marry his rich spinster aunt. Today, of course, anyone using a word more arcane than awesome will be shunned as a showoff and a freak. Another status-raising fad was public speaking. Toastmasters and the Dale Carnegie courses promised, or implied, that if you could get up and express yourself smoothly before a group, your business and social future was assured. Im sure that often was the case. However, the flaw in that idea was that when your speech ended and you sat down, you were still Homer Hankins from Gulch, Okla. Nothing had changed. As you can see from all of the foregoing discussion, determining the class in which we belong can be confusing and inconclusive. Today, many ambitious men and women dont climb ladders; they simply move sideways into new playing fields and situations. There they succeed or fail because of their own efforts or, more likely, because of the invisible influence of time, fate, happenstance and dumb luck. At the center of the effort to join another better class is the wish to alter ones basic nature or origins. You cant fault an oyster for wanting to smooth down the rough edges of its shell. But in the process the oyster may accidentally get rid of the piece of grit that, left alone, would turn into a pearl.Bob Driver is a former columnist for the Clearwater Sun. His email address is email@example.com.Standing his ground against wildlifeI hope I dont dream that I fed a downy woodpecker to a crocodile in the Largo Nature Preserve. Critters have been on my mind lately. And when I think about critters too much, I tend to have wild dreams about them from dust mites to Colombian tegus. A couple of Saturdays ago, I heard a large banging on the side of the roof on my building. The uninvited guest was a downy woodpecker, which ignored me as I began shooting pictures of it. Then I realized that the little bugger had a masonry drill bit for a beak and was creating a cavern in the roof. I dont think our condo board authorized this work. Keep it up and youre going to be a dead downy, I said to the bird, putting down my camera. I guess the bird got tired of all the attention it was getting and probably was offended at the names it was being called because I havent seen it since last weekend. I asked our office bug control guy what was the best way to get rid of a woodpecker. One of his suggestions was to put a rubber snake on the roof. Ahhhh the ol rubber snake remedy. Good idea. When I was kid I had a rubber snake, which usually rested on the top of my chest of drawers in my bedroom. One day the housekeeper, Irene, came in and saw the snake. Irene shrieked and fled the room. Hearing Irenes blood-curdling scream was enough to make me flee the room. Wonder what shed do if she saw a real snake, or something bigger, such as a gator.Speaking of which, with fears of a woodpecker peering out of a hole in my roof fresh on my mind, I listened to voicemail from a reader who said that the photographer erred in identifying the subject of a photo as an alligator in a recent edition of our newspapers. Thats a crocodile, dude. And you need to let authorities know about it because they are a whole lot more aggressive then alligators are. Look at your picture learn your gators and crocs, the reader said. Call the authorities? Good idea to ask them to get rid of the damn woodpecker on my roof. Crocodile in the Largo Nature Preserve? Theres a better chance of seeing a monkey there. Guess its possible a crocodile could call the preserve home, since an 11-footer was found in Lake Tarpon a year ago. But a crocodile would have to be adept at charting a course to the preserve from there or anywhere else without ending up as road kill unless it befriended a coyote that showed it the way. Somebodys pet? A 10-foot python was found dead in the preserve in 2009. I wonder what Irene would think of that? Dozens of reports have been made throughout Florida in the past two decades about people encountering, harboring or being attacked by exotic animals, such as tegus, boas, monitors, piranhas and zebradonkey hybrids. So I dont ignore most calls from readers about wildlife, including a report of a Sasquatch and an Elvis sighting. We referred the reptile matter to the Tampa Bay Newspapers animal identification committee, which consists of three editors. Meeting on July 22, we discussed for about a minute whether said reptile was an alligator, crocodile, tegus or just a decoy. All in favor of it being an alligator say aye, I said. Motion passed 3-0. Its an alligator, dude, unless a wildlife expert says otherwise. Havent heard back from state yet, but Id be surprised if we and our photographer were in error. The animal identification committee was no help with my woodpecker problem. You should also know that I really have no intention of killing it because that would be a violation of the Migratory Bird Act and probably a dozen other laws, treaties, codes of ethics, the Ten Commandments and what not. However, if I did resort to violence, I think I could make a compelling argument that Id be covered by the Stand Your Ground law. Wheres Irene when I need her? She could scare anything to death. One shriek from her and its bye bye birdie.Tom Germond is executive editor of Tampa Bay Newspapers. Email him at tgermond@TB Nweekly.com. We are proud to offer a forum to our readers. 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We cant return letters to the editor.What do you think? Tom Germond Drivers SeatBob Driver To which class do you belong?Photo by JIM LAYFIELD Tampa Bay Newspapers animal identification committee voted 3-0 to confirm that the reptile in this picture is an alligator.
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ONSITE LABS FORIN DAYS2DENTURES NO INSURANCE?FREEEXAMS & X RAYS1150 073114 Your smile is a window into personal health BY CAROLE LANDESWhat does the dentist really see when peering at our teeth and gums? Most likely your dentist is looking for clues that go beyond tooth decay. Studies show the mouth is a window into the health of the human body. Diseases that affect the entire body may first be noticed because of mouth sores or other oral problems. Our mouths are filled with bacteria: some linked to tooth decay and some to gum (periodontal) disease. Plaque, the film of bacteria constantly forming on teeth, initiates gum disease if it isnt removed. When gum tissues become infected, more than tooth loss is at stake. Gum disease also has been associated with serious health conditions, including diabetes, heart attacks, stroke and Alzheimers. What can you do to stay healthy? The American Dental Association recommends that you: Gently brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. Brush your tongue, which removes bacteria and freshens your breath. Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove bacteria buildup between teeth. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit snacks between meals. Choose dental products approved by the American Dental Association. Schedule regular dental visits and cleanings. Tell your dentist about changes in your mouth and overall health.Carole Landes is the lead instructor of the dental assistant program at Everest University-Largo. BriefsSHINE offers free Medicare counselingThe Annual Enrollment Period the official period during which changes can be made to Medicate Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage plans runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2014. This is the time individuals have an opportunity to make adjustments that will complement their health needs. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. Specially trained volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to understand their health care options. SHINE volunteers are trained to offer free, unbiased, and confidential information and counseling concerning Medicare. The program encourages beneficiaries to review their benefits and evaluate their health care options each year. Acting quickly can assure a smooth transition into the 2015 benefit year. To receive help from SHINE, individuals may schedule appointments at designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in their local communities, or arrange to speak with a trained SHINE counselor by calling 800-963-5337. For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit www.floridashine.org. Chilis to host blood driveSelect Chilis restaurants will host the Food & A Flick Blood Drive Friday, Aug. 1, 3 to 8 p.m. Donors can share their power to save lives and receive a $5 Chilis coupon, plus a voucher for a free movie ticket. For a complete list of locations, call 888-936-6283 or visit www.oneblood.org/chilis. The following Pinellas locations will participate in the event: 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater 13359 Seminole Blvd., Largo 7250 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park 40584 U.S. 19 N., Tarpon Springs 6798 Crosswinds Drive, St. Petersburg All donors also will receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org. Neurologist to discuss insomnia SEMINOLE BayCare will sponsor a free program on treatments for insomnia Friday, Aug. 8, noon, at in the fifth floor auditorium at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. Neurologist Diana Pollock, M.D., will discuss the diagnosis of and treatments for insomnia. For information, call 392-3932.Lake Seminole Square to host cooking demoSEMINOLE A free program on creating healthy gourmet breakfast for retirees will be presented Thursday, Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m., at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd. The program will feature a cooking demonstration, presenting a healthy breakfast selection for two that is easy to make. A mystery guest will share a family recipe. Seating is limited and registration is required. To RSVP, call 392-3932.Bayfront names chief quality officer ST. PETERSBURG Michael Barozzini, formerly the director of quality, regulatory and infection control, has been appointed chief quality officer at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Barozzini has been at Bayfront since 2006 when he started as a critical care charge nurse. Currently working on his masters degree in nursing, he holds bachelors degrees in business management and nursing and is certified as a critical care nurse and professional in Healthcare Quality.Blood centers to mergeOneBlood Inc., the not-forprofit blood center serving most of Florida and parts of South Georgia and Alabama, and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine Inc., the not-for-profit blood center and transfusion services management organization operating in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Virginia and parts of Ohio and West Virginia, recently announced an agreement to pursue a merger of the two organizations. The landscape of the blood industry is shifting and it demands a progressive and forward-thinking approach to ensure safe, available and affordable blood for our hospital partners and their patients, said Don Doddridge in a press release. Doddridge is chief executive officer of OneBlood. By combining the resources of two industry leading blood centers we can further a.m., at the business new location, 1530 N. McMullen Booth Road, D-12. We are excited to invite the community to our grand opening and have them share our special day, said Doris Kasold in a press release. Kasold is owner of Home Care Assistance of Tampa Bay. Its a great opportunity to spend time with our neighbors, have fun, win prizes and share our passion for assisting the elder community to age happily and healthfully. Our mission, my mission, is to change the way the world ages. The community is invited to attend the grand opening, which will feature recipes from the Home Care Assistance cookbooks, fresh smoothies, door prizes, brainteasers, music and a raffle. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commence at noon.ALS Awareness Game set for Aug. 17ST. PETERSBURG On Sunday, Aug. 17, Tropicana Field will become Lou Gehrigs house, when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees for the annual ALS Awareness Game at 1:40 p.m. ALS supporters will sit together in a special section and the ticket purchase price includes a T-shirt. To order tickets, visit www.ALSAFL.org. Rays fans will root not only for Longoria and Price, but also for those who have fought or continue to fight for their lives people with ALS live on average only two to five years after diagnosis. The Tampa Bay Rays and The ALS Association Florida Chapter hope that the game will increase awareness of ALS, and the difficulties faced daily by people living with the insidious disease. Nearly 500 supporters of The ALS Association Florida Chapter are expected to attend, all wearing commemorative Lou Gehrig 75th anniversary Strike out ALS Tshirts. Gehrig retired from baseball with an emotional farewell speech on July 4, 1939. In the 75 years since Gehrig lost his life to the disease that now bears his name, theres still no known cause, treatment or cure for ALS. To kick off the game, Rays play-by-play announcer, Andy Freed, will read Lou Gehrigs famous farewell speech, player David DeJesus will be featured in a special PSA, and an ALS patient will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The ALS Association Florida Chapter values our wonderful community partner, the Tampa Bay Rays, said Kim Hanna in a press release. Hanna is president and CEO of The ALS Association Florida Chapter. We are hoping the game will act as a platform to spread awareness and reach those in the community who may not be aware of Lou Gehrigs Disease or its devastating effects.Bayfront celebrates resident graduatesST. PETERSBURG The Family Medicine and OB/GYN Residency Programs at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg recently hosted a graduate recognition and awards ceremony. The following are the 2014 resident graduates: Family medicine graduates Lisa Ball, D.O.; Patricia Feito, M.D.; Daniel Gordon, M.D.; Megan Janson, M.D.; Eric Svestka, M.D.; Eilene Weibley, M.D.; Katherine Wojnowich, M.D.; and Kimberly Wollett, M.D. OB/GYN graduates Barry Iguobadia, M.D.; Kenneth Kaufmann, M.D.; Jenny Michael, M.D.; and Sean Tubens, M.D. Sports medicine graduates Ajoy Kumar, M.D.; Patrick Mularoni, M.D.; and Nicholas Peterkin, M.D.Reich elected to CHA boardST. PETERSBURG Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System recently announced that Karen Reich, chief executive officer, has been elected to a threeyear term on the Catholic Health Association Board of Trustees. Reich was one of seven individuals elected to the board during the 2014 Catholic Health Assembly in Chicago, June 22-24. The Catholic Health Association is the trade association for more than 600 hospitals and 1,400 long-term care and other health facilities that are in the Catholic health ministry. CHAs board, consisting of 23 trustees, is responsible for developing CHAs strategic direction, ensuring CHAs fidelity to its mission, stewarding CHAs resources, and performing other governance activities to support and strengthen the Catholic health ministry in the United States. Reich previously served as one of 16 members of the Catholic Health Associations Continuum of Care/Aging Services Committee, which advocates for public policies that promote a high quality, accessible, and affordable continuum of services to address the needs of older persons and those with chronic conditions. I am honored to have the opportunity to bring our local perspective to this national-level board and to make sure our concerns are part of the public dialogue, Reich said in a press release. Working with CHA has broadened my outlook on the effect that changes within the health care industry are having on senior care providers.Library to host Tools to Quit programSAFETY HARBOR Tools to Quit, a free smoking cessation program, will be presented Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. The program will provide guidance on preparing a plan, cravings, physical and emotional symptoms and will provide free cessation products. To participate, please be ready to set quit date for two to three weeks after the class. For information, call 724-1525, ext. 4112. strengthen the blood supply, especially in times of natural disasters such as hurricanes in the south and winter storms in the north, while at the same time create operational efficiencies that bring additional value to our healthcare partners and our blood donors. We have entered a new era of blood banking, said Jim Covert, chief executive officer of ITxM. Hospital consolidation continues to occur and medical facilities need larger scale blood centers to serve multiple locations in broader service regions. As their partner, we must do our part to help ensure the blood is available when and where it is needed while assisting the industry in its efforts to control healthcare costs. Keeping pace with the changing times is not enough. As stewards of the blood supply and trusted community assets we must take proactive and innovative measures now so we are able to meet the blood needs of the future. The merger would create the largest independent not-for-profit blood center in the United States distributing nearly 2 million units of blood annually, with combined revenues of $480 million and employing more than 3,500 people. The due diligence period is expected to last for the next several months. In the meantime, the centers will continue operations without any changes in service or leadership.Back-to-school blood drives setSelect Walmart stores will host Back to School blood drives over the tax free weekend. Donors can share their power to save lives and enjoy a $10 Walmart gift card. Walmart blood drives will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a complete list of Florida locations, visit www.one blood.org/walmart or call 888936-6283. The following Pinellas stores will participate on Aug. 2: 1111 Missouri Ave., Largo 10238 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg 23106 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater 1794 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg 3801 Tampa Road, Oldsmar The following Pinellas stores will participate on Aug. 3: 2677 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater 23106 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater All donors also will receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org. Home Care Assistance to celebrate openingCLEARWATER Home Care Assistance Tampa Bay, a provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11:30 Michael Barozzini Visit www.TBNweekly.com
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The staff, teachers and volunteers working for this faith-based afterschool tutoring program, in partnership with local community organizations and Pinellas County Schools, served 136 students in the 2013-14 school year. According to a press release, many students earned credit recovery, passed FCAT and end-of-year course exams as result of the BTAG program. The class of 2014 includes many students who successfully graduated on time as a result of participation in this program. Alumni of the BTAG program are graduating from colleges and universities. An annual celebration and fundraising banquet will be presented Thursday, Aug. 14, 6 p.m., at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Michael Grego, Pinellas County Schools superintendent, will make brief comments on behalf of Pinellas County Schools at the dinner. Tickets cost $25, which includes a meal. Call James Feazell at 501-5517.Local school supply lists available onlineParents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as school supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory. According to a press release introducing the website, with just one or two clicks, parents can find all of their 2014 lists and get a headstart on this annual back-to-school chore. Parents can print their lists or for the first time look up their lists right on their smart phones in store aisles. Unlike most school websites, the TeacherLists site is completely optimized for mobile use. Participating Pinellas schools include the following: Azalea Elementary, St. Petersburg Bauder Elementary, Seminole Belcher Elementary, Clearwater Blanton Elementary, St. Petersburg Clearwater Fundamental Middle School, Clearwater Cross Bayou Elementary, Pinellas Park Fuguitt Elementary, Largo Madeira Beach Fundamental School, Madeira Beach Mildred Helms Elementary, Largo Oakhurst Elementary, Largo Ridgecrest Elementary, Largo Seminole Elementary, Seminole For decades, the supply list process has been a frustration for parents, said Tim Sullivan, founder of TeacherLists.com. Where to find the lists? When are they available? Forgetting the list on the counter at home? All of those issues are solved with TeacherLists.com.Zilhaver attends DENSICLEARWATER Karen Zilhaver, a media specialist from Saint Pauls School in Clearwater, joined 149 educators from across the United States, Canada and United Kingdom at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, for a weeklong professional development experience hosted by Discovery Educations Discovery Educator Network. The six-day DEN Summer Institute, presented July 13-18, featured a number of seminars and hands-on workshops designed to support educators as they use the latest technologies to create authentic digital learning environments that engage students and improve achievement. In addition, the program provided an opportunity for participants to connect, collaborate and share resources, ideas and strategies for integrating digital resources into classroom instruction. I am honored to have been selected to participate in the 2014 DENSI, said Zilhaver in a press release. This experience has allowed me to learn from and connect with other enthusiastic educators who share a passion for incorporating digital resources in our students education. I am excited to inform my colleagues in Saint Pauls School about these new, creative strategies and techniques for advancing student achievement, and to apply them in my school for the 2014-15 school year.Ridgecrest student travels to Colorado as youth ambassadorSEMINOLE Parker Williams, 15-year-old Seminole Middle School eighth grader, traveled to the 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Triple Play Leadership Summit July 12-15, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast selected Parker as their youth ambassador. We are proud of Parker, said Nita Smith, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast. He is an example of how hard work and commitment leads to success. Parker has overcome many obstacles in his lifetime to achieve success. He is the 2014 Junior Youth of the Year winner for the Ridgecrest Boys & Girls Club. He also received the Turn-Around Student of the Year award at Seminole Middle School, and he made honor role for the entire 2013-2014 school year. The Pinellas County Housing Authority purchased new luggage for his trip. The Triple Play Leadership Club Summit taught participants new ways to eat nutritiously, increase physical fitness and form positive relationships with peers and adults. The summit is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and the Amerigroup Foundation, and is part of Triple Play, the signature health and wellness program for Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. We are so pleased that exceptional kids like Parker will be able to impact their communities and peers through this opportunity, said Erika Von Heiland Strader, director of community marketing for The Coca-Cola Company and a two-time U.S. Olympian. Were also so grateful to the United States Olympic Committee for providing such an inspiring backdrop to this event for Triple Play kid-leaders throughout the country. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast is a registered nonprofit with seven clubs serving Pinellas County: two in St. Petersburg, two in Clearwater and one each in Largo, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve more than 400 kids with after-school programs and summer camps. For more information, visit www.bgcsun.org. Photos courtesy of BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE SUNCOASTParker Williams, left, who attends the Ridgecrest Boys & Girls Club, poses with former Club kid and Paralympian Blake Leeper at the Triple Play Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs July 12-15. At left, Parker Williams, left, poses with Ridgecrest Boys & Girls Club Director Dre Nix. Below, Parker and his mother, Marilyn, center, receive luggage from the Pinellas County Housing Authority in Largo for Parkers trip to the Triple Play Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs. School notes
14A Outdoors Leader, July 31, 2014 073114 Dolphins take time for lessonsGee, thanks, Dad. Thats swell, some teenage Biff might have replied as his father handed him the car keys so his son could drive to the big dance. We do not use terms like gee or swell much anymore. That innocence has long given way to an Instagram page filled with pictures of yourself (selfies) and twerking on the dance floor at clubs where showing the online world that you are at the party is as important as being at the party itself. We are posting from a different part of the world, the dolphins outside your doorstep. The dolphin numbers have been average this summer. Average is encouraging. Dolphin numbers have been below average for the last three years. Let us hope they are recovering. We also are meeting our bull quota. Bulls travel as bonded pairs or singletons. Gnarly and notable, pair Ouch and Fishlips, and pair Grin and Twin Dip, were here for the spring. Many bulls have moved through. We saw Dune, Shop, Hoffman, Brittle, Dipper, Taxus and Ilex only in passing. Others have stayed around. Remnants of the Punch Buddies super-alliance, Nose and Brick are keeping a sharp lookout for available females along the north stretch of the study area. Keyhole Plus survived a big bite last fall. His lifetime of scars has earned him our admiring appellation the Old Warrior. Schnoz makes periodic appearances. N and Riptab usually appear with a strange new dolphin in tow (N is no fool!). Xiphos, a massive bull who first appeared here in 2012, is turning out to be a real character. There is a lot of character in the small groups of smaller dolphins you see dance by. These are nursery groups that include current calves (born last summer, in order of appearance, Echo, Fairuz, Twig, Qody, Jacamo and Labrac) plus Xs restless 2-yearold Xanion. Threading mysteriously among them are new dolphins Platinum, LA Rose, Rainbow, Cryptos and Flame. There have been just three new dolphin calves born so far this summer, two in May to mothers DD1 and LA Stick, and one in June to NF. That means that the 10-year average of twice as many babies born in June as the other warm months has not manifested this year (I hope!). For a time, moms DD1 and LA Stick forged a brief partnership. They swam together with their calves, tiny tykes at 6and 5-weeks-old, respectively. They did not swim together just because they had newborns of similar age. DD1 and LA Stick were friends a long time before this. The other day, Capt. John Heidemann and I found them leaving a sheltered cover. They wandered across into a shallow section of the estuary, heading south in that rhythmic new-mother pace with delicate new charges at their sides. At 6 weeks old, DD1s calf had almost lost its baby body wrinkles called fetal folds. As the calf fills out on mothers milk, the wrinkles inexorably retreat until the calfs body achieves the sleek form of the well-padded dolphin. DD1s calf had also lost some of its newborn clumsiness. It now managed to match its moms smooth swimming stride about half the time. LA Sticks calf was by far the smallest newborn among the 94 newborns we have seen. At 5 weeks old, it was still largely drawn along on its moms smooth stride. Its fetal folds were still plainly visible. It ended most of its lurching surfaces by dropping back into the water flatly on its chin, in standard splash landing style! The quartet of two moms and two tender (and tenuous) babies meandered over the shallows, paralleling the road. The road is the strip of water between channel markers where prudent boaters set their course. Photo by ANN WEAVERIt is never too early to begin being what you are, as DD1s tiny 2-week-old dolphin demonstrates.It was almost noon. That meant boat traffic was picking up. Indeed, a series of particularly heavy boats flowed out of the no wake zone, heading south like the dolphin quartet. Unlike the quartet, the heavy boats came abreast of the sign advising boats to resume normal speed and hit the gas. One after another, these beastly boats left wake waves rippling across the shallows as big rollers, as if imported from southern California. The first of these beastly boats accelerated past the dolphins. LA Stick steered her young charge toward it. But schoolmate DD1 did not follow. LA Stick resumed their slow southward crawl, parallel to the road. The two moms seemed to ignore that next couple of boats as well, just as they had ignored the trio of bulls who had recently swung over in faint interest. The moms took their tiny babies below the swells, to ride out the rollers by swimming beneath them and tickling their bellies on seagrass. Perhaps the grass tickled too much or an extra fine set of swells rippled over. For both mothers turned and, positioning with a perfection envied by body surfers the world over, showed their babies how to slide on swells body surfing into the shallows like sliding down a snowy hill on your stomach. The dolphin babies, accustomed to living as appendages off their mothers sides, slid with them down the faces of one handsome roller after another. Human body surfers know how tough these swell lessons can be. But this was not the first swell lesson for LA Sticks newborn. At a scant 9 days of age, it had surfed the voluptuous wake waves behind a yacht at moms side even able to leap clear of the water (at moms side) the first of a lifetime of swell lessons. And we do not expect our human babies to sit up unaided for months after birth. It is never too early, or too late, for swells lessons. So too it is never too early for vigilance against natural enemies. The week after the swell lessons, both babies showed signs of being grabbed by something with teeth. Guess it is never too late to start in on a lifetime of scars either.Dr. Weaver studies wild dolphins under federal permit 16299, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Send her an email at annstats54@ gmail.com or visit www.goodnaturedstatistics.com. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico to call 877-942-5343 or 877433-8299. Dolphin WatchAnn Weaver Volunteers sought for Great Bay Scallop SearchTIERRA VERDE Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boats to participate in the Great Bay Scallop Search, set for Saturday, Aug. 23. The event is a resource-monitoring program where community volunteers snorkel to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa bays. The event has been conducted annually since 1993 with the goal to monitor and document the health and status of the local bay scallop population. Tampa Bay Watch will coordinate 45 volunteer boaters with more than 180 participants to search selected sites for the elusive bay scallops. Volunteers with shallow draft boats are still needed for the event. For information, visit tampabaywatch.org. We can witness the health of the bay by tracking the number of scallops found each year, said Peter Clark in a press release. Clark is president of Tampa Bay Watch. Every year we hope the number of scallops found increases, which means that water quality and habitat are also improving in our estuary. Some years, volunteers find many scallops and other years they dont. Factors that may affect the scallop population include red tide, high rainfall and storms. An all-time high for the event was 674 scallops, found in 2009. Bay scallops disappeared from Tampa Bay in the early 1960s when the bay water was highly polluted from dredging operations and industrial and municipal wastes. Tampa Bays water quality and seagrass beds have since improved to levels that will once again support the bay scallop population. In fact, 2013 research by Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Surface Water Improvement and Management Program states that Tampa Bay now supports 34,642 acres of seagrass beds, the largest amount of seagrass measured since the 1950s. Reservations are required for the Great Bay Scallop Search. Registered scallop searchers will meet Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m., on the eastern side of the Fort De Soto Boat Ramp in Tierra Verde to receive survey equipment and instructions for the monitoring event. At each site, a weighted transect line 50 meters in length is laid along seagrass beds. Snorkelers count scallops along each side of the transect line, within one meter of each side, creating a 100 square meter survey area. Bay scallops or Argopecten irradians are secretive bivalves in the same family as clams and oysters. They may reach a shell size of 3 inches, and they spend their short 12to 18-month lifespan hiding in waters with seagrasses like those of Tampa Bay. Scallops are filter feeders; therefore they are highly sensitive to changes in water quality and can be used to measure an ecosystems health and signal changes in water quality. Adult bay scallops can pump as much as 15.5 quarts of water per hour, improving water quality that results in long-term growth of seagrass beds. Although bay scallops are edible, it is illegal to harvest scallops in Tampa Bay in order for restoration efforts to be successful. Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the charitable and scientific purpose of protecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary encompassing over 400 square miles of open Photo courtesy of TAMPA BAY WATCH Members of the Bulleit family participate in the Great Bay Scallop Search, an annual resource-monitoring program where community volunteers snorkel to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa bays. Sponsored by Tampa Bay Watch, this years event will take place Aug. 23.water and 2,300 square miles of highly-developed watershed. Tampa Bay Watch involves more than 10,000 youth and adult volunteers each year in hands-on habitat restoration projects. For information on upcoming events, or to become a volunteer or member, visit www.tampabaywatch.org or call 867-8166.
Compiled by LEE CLARK ZUMPEA number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:Guardians of the GalaxyGenre: Action and adventure Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro Director: James Gunn Rated: PG-13 From Marvel, the studio that introduced the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team: the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand with the galaxys fate in the balance.Get on UpGenre: Drama and musical Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd Director: Tate Taylor Rated: PG-13 In his follow-up to the Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.Opening this weekendPratt, Saldana, Diesel star in Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY PICTURES/MARVEL STUDIOSZoe Saldana, left, stars as Gamora and Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Studios Gua rdians of the Galaxy. The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.War StoryGenre: Drama Cast: Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley and Hafsia Herzi Director: Mark Jackson Not rated Lee (Catherine Keener) is a war photographer who has spent her adult life in the worlds most treacherous conflict zones, documenting the catastrophes of others. Photo by D. 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They kept in touch with us the entire tine and were easy to reach any time we needed anything. They made our home buying experience a breeze. JUST LISTED Oakhurst Shores Min. To Tampa Buildable Lot SOLD IN 3 WEEKS SOLD IN ONE DAY OFFER EXP. 8/31/14. 073114 Top five diversions One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey; Aug. 1-31, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com. The Tampa Bay Comic Con Aug. 1-3, at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa. Hours will be Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also will be after hours programming, from 6 p.m. to midnight, on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $20 for one day or $45 for three days. Visit www.tampabaycomiccon.com. Celebrity guests will include appearances by Marc Summers, Richard Madden, Pedro Pascal, John RhysDavies, Evan Peters, Caity Lotz, Brighton Sharbino, Daniel Cudmore, Kyla Kenedy and others. Jim Steranko and Marv Wolfman will be the guests of honor with other comic book creators featured such as Mike Zeck, Cullen Bunn, Frank Brunner, John Beatty and Bob Camp. Maxwell, Friday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $41. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. In concert, the artist is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance. Maxwell signed to Columbia Records at the tender age of 21. He had already composed more than 300 songs before signing on to the major label. The Brooklyn born phenomenon soon took the music world by storm with his debut album, Maxwells Urban Hang Suite. The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, record producer and multiinstrumentalist began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of the critically acclaimed debut in 1996. Fueled in part by the certified gold single Ascension (Dont Ever Wonder), the album achieved double platinum status. The debut also received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. Yes, Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. Yes, the iconic British progressive rock band from the 1970s, comes to The Mahaffey Theater for its 2014 summer tour. They will perform their first two classic albums in their entirety and more. It will be a first-time ever event when Yes performs every song on Fragile, the 1971 groundbreaking album. Following Fragile, the group will perform a run-through of 1972s Close to the Edge and an encore of the bands greatest hits. During the nights encore, the group bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison also will perform material from their July 8 release Heaven and Earth. Under The Sun Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock and roll, will return for another summer run, this time starring a spectacular lineup that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth. In 2013, the inaugural Under The Sun tour was among the most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way. Critical applause also came from all corners, with Entertainment Weekly officially declaring UTS13 to be the coolest tour of the summer. Photo by ERIC JOHNSON/ SHORE FIRE MEDIAMaxwell performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall Aug. 1.
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Provides an upper interior surface to a room 26. Dirty 27. ___ we having fun yet? 28. A place where a boat can be secured 30. ,000 Leagues harpooner ___ Land 31. Someone who grants a lease 33. Those who pry into others private affairs 35. Abundant 37. The last resort (2 wds) 40. Druid, e.g. 44. C___ la vie! 45. Let water out through a floodgate and channel 47. Malcolm X director 48. Comparative word 50. Angry 51. Sacred Hindu writings 52. Capital of Jordan 54. ___ the fields we go 55. Oral exams (British) 56. Parents, e.g. 58. Stress, in a way 60. Ancient Roman silver coins 61. Person who greets 62. Goes downhill 63. Back-to-school purchases Down 0 1. Composed of word sequences 0 2. Blight 0 3. Counsels 0 4. Belief 0 5. Aesops also-ran 0 6. Star Trek rank: Abbr. 0 7. Dorm room staple 0 8. The story told in a novel or play (2 wds) 0 9. Bounce 10. Ancient greetings 11. Hindu princesses 12. Marine rock-clinger 13. Sir Laurence ___, British actor 14. Announces publicly 21. Bombing by military planes (2 wds) 24. Franco ___, Italian tenor 25. Pried into others private affairs 28. Gangsters girlfriends 29. Noggin 32. Marienbad, for one 34. Telekinesis, e.g. 36. Freudian topic 37. Small, bell-shaped bombs 38. Narrator of Moby Dick 39. Marathoners need 41. Better 42. Cooler 43. TV programs cold opens 46. Red shade 49. Twangy, as a voice 51. Computer woe 53. I, Claudius role 55. The Sail, a southern constellation 57. Backboard attachment 59. Toni Morrisons ___ BabyHoroscopesJuly 31, 2014CapricornDecember 22 January 19Focus, Capricorn. The week will be harried, and youll have to knuckle down to clear off your desk. The rewards will be worth it in the end.AquariusJanuary 20 February 18Pleasant surprises are in store this week. Enjoy, Aquarius. A challenge is presented at work. Take a stab at it. An heirloom could use a facelift.PiscesFebruary 19 March 20The to-do list grows. Divide and conquer, Pisces. A pact is made among friends. Dont be the one to break it. An auto issue requires the expertise of a pro.AriesMarch 21 April 19A mystery at work deepens. Don your detective hat if you dare, Aries. Furry friends provide a much-needed distraction and lighten the mood at home.TaurusApril 20 May 20Money matters come to the forefront, and future plans may be have to put on hold, Taurus. The web of deceit builds at work. Be careful what you say and do.GeminiMay 21 June 21Clutter takes hold, and it is up to you to stop it, Gemini. Dont forget. One persons trash is anothers treasure. A phone call offers valuable insight.CancerJune 22 July 22Fall back, Cancer. Youre way too invested in a project. Pass the reins to someone else. A change in weather signals its time to switch modes.LeoJuly 23 August 22Heads up, Leo. An announcement is about to be made. React with caution. There is more to it than meets the eye. The budget comes together for a project.VirgoAugust 23 September 22Passion ignites, and plans get underway for a getaway. A friend makes an interesting proposal. Review the terms carefully, Virgo. Drama plays out at work.LibraSeptember 23 October 22Savvy Libra. You always seem to have some tricks up your sleeve, and that will come in handy this week at a last-minute meeting. A senior is lonely.ScorpioOctober 23 November 21Make time for others this week, Scorpio. They will pay it forward. A clash of opinions at work uncovers the need for further investigation.SagittariusNovember 22 December 21Sweet Sagittarius. You put yourself out there time and time again, and it finally pays off. A relatives pleas are genuine. Help if you can. Upcoming events Upcoming eventsLargo The Dave Smith Jazz Trio part of the Candlelight Cabaret Jazz Concert Series, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The Dave Smith Jazz Trio will present an evening of Latin Jazz favorites. A cash bar will be available. Book signing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 to 4 p.m., at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call 587-7353. Author J.J. Schousboe will be on hand to introduce and market the book Beenies Search to the local community. August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts, presented by Eight OClock Theatre; Aug. 22-31, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling fee of $3.50 will be added to each ticket. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. This production features adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences only.Clearwater The s Movie Series Saturday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets are $7. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com. The double feature will include Earthquake and Jaws. Ken Ludwigs Moon Over Buffalo, Aug. 8-24, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $19. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org. Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac revised, one nostril version and Noel Cowards Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. Crosby, Stills & Nash Saturday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $54.75. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. On the heels of their sold out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced additional U.S. summer tour dates which includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member. Once again, CSN will be accompanied by its backing band featuring Shane Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), James Raymond (keyboards), and Todd Caldwell (organ). More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played its first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies, respectively. They are also in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, honored both for CSN as a group, and as individual solo artists. Late Nite Catechism Saturday, Aug. 9, 2 and 8 p.m.; at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $38. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Late Nite Catechism Sunday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m.; at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $38. Call 7917400 or visit www.atthecap.com. Rock N Blues Fest featuring the Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera formerly of Rare Earth, and Savoy Browns Kim Simmonds; Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $45.75. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Indian Rocks Beach Art Teachers Art Show through Aug. 1, at the Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. The center will present artwork by members of the Pinellas Art Education Association. This exclusive exhibit features more than 60 pieces of mixed medium artwork created by artists who teach art at Pinellas Countys elementary, middle and high schools. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. Call 596-4331 or visit www.BeachArtCenter.org.Pinellas Park Movies in the Park Saturday, Aug. 9, dusk, at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park. Pinellas Park Firefighters host this event every month for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers. Candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks are also for sale. The Benevolent Fund is used to help victims and families in our community throughout the holidays. For information, call 687-4494.St. Petersburg The seventh annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring New York Guitar Cats, Friday, Aug. 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. Visit www.fine-arts.org. The series spotlights some of the best jazz in the area. The MFA Caf will be open for dinner, and beer and wine will be available. Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call the caf at 822-1032. An audience favorite throughout the area, the New York Guitar Cats Gary Relkin and Greg Smith favor contemporary jazz and modern harmonies, with bebop, rhythm and blues, Brazilian, and pop added for good measure. They have been greatly influenced by the likes of Pat Metheny and Chick Corea. Both attended the illustrious Berklee College of Music in Boston, with its superlative jazz program. Third Generation Theatres production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, by Tom Stoppard, Aug. 3-5, 7 p.m., at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Visit www.thestudioat620.org. Two alumni of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School have returned to St. Petersburg, the city in which their artistic journeys began, to create innovative, collaborative theater. 3GT (Third Generation Theatre) was founded by Dylan Barlowe and Anthony L. Gervais, who now attend Columbia College Chicago and The Boston Conservatory, respectively. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is equal parts hysterical, absurd, and touching. It features the misadventures of two minor characters from Shakespeares Hamlet who now take the leading roles. The entire cast and crew is comprised of alumni and current students of PCCA, making this production a reflection of the vibrant community of young artists emerging from St. Petersburg. The Marly Music Series featuring Gary Schocker, flute, and Jason Vieaux, guitar; Sunday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m., in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID. Visit www.fine-arts.org. Admission to the entire museum is included in the ticket price. For information, call 896-2667. These two museum favorites demonstrate extraordinary rapport. Both have pursued exciting solo careers and bring the very best of their talent and their eclectic musical interests to their joint concerts. Their inventive program includes Vivaldis Sonata in G Minor, Op. 13, No. 6 (The Faithful Shepherd), Caf 1930 and Bordel 1900 from Astor Piazzollas Lhistoire du Tango, Antnio Carlos Jobims A Felicidade (arranged by Roland Dyens), and three works by Mr. Schocker, including the world premiere of Mysterious Barcodes. Memphis Music Fest Friday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $39. Call 8937832 or visit www.themahaffey.com. This concert will feature a triple-header of soul and blues men: Booker T. Jones, The Bar-Kays and William Bell. Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger Booker T. Jones is a 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, 2007 Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient and four-time Grammy winner. Best known as the front man for Booker T. and the MGs, Jones had an early start in the music industry from high school days. He played the oboe, saxophone, trombone, bass and piano, served as organist at his church and worked as a staff musician at the age of 16 for Stax Records in Memphis, co-writing the classic instrumental Green Onions. He released his 10th album, Sound the Alarm, featuring a group of guest artists including his son Ted Jones last year. The funk-o-matic Memphis group The Bar-Kays originated as the Stax Records house band in 1966 and developed a raw soul sound that resonated with a young African-American audience. Their purposeful soulfulness carried them to a charttopping perch in 1967 with the hit Soulfinger. The band has a career total of 29 albums including one platinum album, five gold albums and 20 Top 10 singles. Band members are Lead Singer Larry Dodson, found of The Bar-Kays and Bass Player James Alexander, Guitarists Tony Gentry and Mike Anderson, Keyboardists Ezra Williams and Mark Bynum, Drummer Carlos Sargent and Background Vocalists Darrel Stanly and Archie Love. Singer/songwriter William Bell has come to define the essence of soul during a distinguished 40-year career that started with the band The Del-Rios in the late 1950s. He is probably best known for his debut single, 1961s You Dont Miss Your Water. His Top 20 hit single, Everybody Loves a Winner came out in his first full-length album. Bell and Jones co-wrote Born Under a Bad Sign which became the signature tune for blue great Albert King and was later recorded by Cream. His 1967 Every Day Will be a Holiday was featured in the 2010 sci-fi thriller Repo Man. Ellis Paul Saturday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m., at The Hideaway Cove, 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $25. Call 644-7895.Dunedin Herd of Cats Friday, Aug. 1, 6 to 10 p.m., at City of Imagination, 2726 54th St. S., Gulfport. Admission is free. Call 321-1786. This exhibition will feature printed works by Tampa Bay area artists. Herd of Cats will explore the realities of being inhabitants of the earth and understanding our place on it.
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The tour makes a stop in the Tampa Bay area Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Doors will open two hours before show time for the Under the Sun Marketplace. The inaugural Under The Sun tour was among last years most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way. Looking forward to once again spending the summer with my friends, performing the hits we all love, said Sugar Rays Mark McGrath in a press release promoting the tour. This is one of the strongest lineups we have put together so far. All four bands are capable of headlining Under The Sun, so get there early. This is going to be the party of the summer, said Uncle Kracker. Cant wait to hit the road with some of my old friends, looking forward to making some new ones.Under the Sun lineupFor nearly three decades, Blues Traveler has embraced a wide array of musical styles from pop, folk and R&B to psychedelic soul and Southern rock and transformed them into their own inimitable brand of free-spirited rock n roll. In addition to worldwide album sales in excess of 13 million, the New Jersey-based band has performed close to 6,000 live shows, bringing crossover hits like the Grammy Award-winning, Billboard top 10 smash RunAround to nearly 30 million ecstatic fans worldwide. Like any outfit active for more than 25 years, Blues Traveler has weathered its share of obstacles, including frontman John Poppers near fatal motorcycle accident and the tragic loss of founding bassist Bobby Sheehan. But true to its moniker, the band traveled on, maintaining an average touring pace of 250 shows each year and regularly releasing a series of compelling and creative new releases. Blues Travelers most recent studio outing, 2012s acclaimed Suzie Cracks The Whip, saw bright new colors added to the bands already jam-packed palette, fusing a gloriously modern pop energy to their masterful musicianship and ever-expanding creativity. The bands current lineup features John Popper on vocals and harmonica, Chan Kinchla on guitars, Tad Kinchla on bass, Ben Wilson on keyboards and Brendan Hill on drums and percussion. According to the bands biography at UD Factory artist management, the members of Blues Traveler had a blast working for the first time ever with a handful of dynamic outside songwriting collaborators and the powerhouse production team of Sam Hollander and Dave Sluggo Katz, aka S*A*M and Sluggowho have worked their studio magic for everyone from rap rock band Gym Class Heroes to pop princess Katy Perry. Working with S*A*M and Sluggo was like being in a Tarantino movie, where the vibe is the primary thing and the focus is on the importance of telling a story, said Popper. Sam Hollander told us he saw Blues Traveler as three unique disciplines working together my approach, alongside Chan doing his own thing, and then the rhythm section led by Brendan. Best known as lead singer/ songwriter for Sugar Ray, Mark McGrath a Southern Californianative can lay claim to a stunning string of top 10 hits, including Someday, When Its Over, and the twin No. 1 classics, Fly and Every Morning. McGrath and Sugar Ray proved worldwide fan favorites, with multiple multi-platinum albums, countless sold-out tours, innumerable television appearances, and starring roles on the covers of such national publications as Spin and Rolling Stone. More than two decades since their foundation, the members of Sugar Ray remain devoted to the cause that united them, the pursuit of good times, sunshine, and great rock n roll. The Southern California-based bands most recent album was 2009s Music for Cougars, an exuberant reiteration of the bands signature sound, with particular focus on song-craft and sonic invention. As ever, musical styles from dancehall to disco, punk to pure pop are mixed and matched, resulting in a celebratory, swaggering collection that is distinctively and delightfully Sugar Ray. Songs like the buoyant single Boardwalk and Love Is the Answer are fit to burst with the wit and energy that once saw the band rule over the Top 10. Music for Cougars sees this band of brothers operating at the very peak of its powers, with the skills, strengths, and smarts that only two decades together can provide. Im not going to say we made the best record of our career, said McGrath in the bands bio provided by Kingdom Entertainment. Thats just so clichd. But we did! Initially known for his role as DJ in Kid Rocks legendary Twisted Brown Trucker band, Uncle Kracker soon staked his own claim for greatness via a unique stylistic synthesis of pop, rock, country, soul, blues, and even doo-wop. Known to his parents as Matt Shafer, the Detroit-based singer/songwriter made his stunning solo debut with 2001s No. 1 smash Follow Me, kicking off a run of top 10 multi-format hits like In A Little While, Smile and 2003s record-setting cover of Dobie Grays Drift Away. As if that werent enough, the following year saw Uncle Kracker topping Billboards Hot Country Songs chart for five consecutive weeks with When The Sun Goes Down, his RIAA gold certified collaboration with country superstar Kenny Chesney. In 2012, Uncle Kracker released his fifth studio album, Midnight Special. According to his biography at Sugar Hill Records, Uncle Kracker believes the most powerful thing you can do is celebrate the now and the tracks on Midnight Special echo that sentiment. Whether its the dumped-but-loving-the-future Nobodys Sad on a Saturday Night, the gone for the weekend In Between Disasters or the Tom Petty-feeling small town truth behind what people reveal It Is What It Is, Uncle Krackers conversational baritone cuts through the mix to put life in perspective. I laugh all day seems like, said Shafer in the biography. I think I laugh all the time. From the time I wake up til I go to bed, it seems like theres always something to laugh about! People are funny: the way they do the things they do. Things are funny. I think living is funny to be honest. With their indelible, organpowered style, Smash Mouth has long provided the sun-dappled soundtrack to summertime fun. The Southern California-based combo has earned sales exceeding six million albums in the United States alone, fueled by a streak of unforgettable chart-topping hits including Cant Get Enough Of You, Baby, Then The Morning Comes and the No. 1 classics, Walkin On The Sun and All Star. Furthermore, the bands songs including distinctive covers like Im A Believer and Why Cant We Be Friends, performed in the inimitable Smash Mouth style have been featured in a breathtaking array of film and television programs, including The Simpsons, Cant Hardly Wait, Half Baked, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Shrek. In 2012, the band released its sixth studio album, Magic, which features founding members Steve Harwell and Paul De Lisle at the helm. Weve got so many hits on this new record its ridiculous, said Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell in a press release from Monterey International promoting the album. Produced by neophyte guitarist Mike Krompass, Magic opens the curtain on a more mature Smash Mouth. On tracks like Better With Time and Out of love, its evident how much Harwells voice has developed from the rantin-chantin approach he favored on early Smash Mouth offerings. Hes equally strong on Future ExWife. Meanwhile, founding bassist Paul Delisle and longtime keyboardist Michael Klooster lay down their time-tested, solid foundation on tracks such as Shes Into Me and Perfect Planet. Newcomers Mike Krompass and Randy Cooke both shine on tracks such as The Game where we find Cooke simultaneously bone-breaking and greasy-groovy. Photo courtesy of WME Blues Traveler takes the stage Aug. 3 at Ruth Eckerd Hall as part of the Under the Sun Tour lineup.
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Hours will be Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also will be after hours programming, from 6 p.m. to midnight, on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $20 for one day or $45 for three days. Visit www.tampabaycomiccon.com. The Tampa Bay Comic Con Tampas own comic book get-together is widely considered as Floridas premiere family-friendly and fan-owned comic book convention. The annual event originated in 2002, though it can trace its roots back to 2000 when it existed under a different name and was operated through different ownership. Today, the Tampa Bay Comic Con is owned and operated by Action 3 Events & Promotions, founded by Stephen Solomon and Bill Rocker. Event organizers provide a variety of exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of comic fandom interests. Attendees will find vendors selling comic books, magazines, toys, games, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. It isnt just about spending cash acquiring cool collectibles, though. The Tampa Bay Comic Con also strives to bring in a roster of guest creators and/or celebrities for attendees to meet. Special attention is given to keeping the convention fun and accessible to families with low admission for adults and free admission for children. In 2013, the convention drew an estimated 28,000 attendees throughout the weekend. According to event organizers, this years event is expected to attract more than 30,000 attendees. Celebrity guests will include appearances by Richard Madden and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) and John Rhys Davis (Lord of the Rings). Its certainly exciting having Richard [Madden] on-board for the upcoming Tampa Bay Comic Con, said Solomon in a press release. We are already well known by Game of Thrones fans from our guests last year. Solidifying TBCC as an event that draws big names from around the world, that no other similar event has ever drawn, is a big positive. In addition to those stars, TBCC has already secured several stars of film and television, including Evan Peters and Daniel Cudmore of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Caity Lotz of Arrow and Brighton Sharbino and Kyla Kenedy of The Walking Dead. The convention also will feature a number of creative forces in the comic book world, including legendary artist and writer Jim Steranko and writer Marv Wolfman both listed as guests of honor. Many other comic book creators will making appearances at this years event, such as Mike Zeck, Cullen Bunn, Frank Brunner, John Beatty, Mike Grell, Rob Hunter, Joe Rivera, Paolo Riera, Bernie Wrightson, Bob Camp and many others. Steranko is one of the most colorful characters in comic book history. Over his lifetime, he has been an illustrator, musician, art director, magician, fire-eater, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer and publisher. According to the biography provided by TBCC, Steranko was responsible for more than 100 innovations as artist-writer on Marvel titles such as S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America and X-Men. The techniques he introduced revolutionized the comic book form. As an illustrator, Steranko painted a multitude of book covers, record jackets and movie posters, including 30 Shadow paperbacks. He has shown his work at more than 200 exhibitions worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Wolfman is best known for a lengthy run on the Marvel Comics title The Tomb of Dracula for which he and artist Gene Colan created the vampire-slayer Blade; as well as his work on DC Comics The New Teen Titans. His first published work for DC Comics appeared in Blackhawk, Issue No. 242, in 1968. He and longtime friend Len Wein created the character Jonny Double in Showcase, Issue No. 78, that same year. The two co-wrote Eye of the Beholder in Teen Titans, Issue No. 18 in 1968. Wolfman and Gil Kane created an origin for Wonder Girl in Teen Titans, Issue No. 22, which also introduced the characters new costume. In 1972, Wolfman moved to Marvel Comics, where he went on to work on titles including The Tomb of Dracula, Daredevil and Marvels adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter, Warlord of Mars. The convention will offer a wide variety of panels, including question-and-answer sessions with various guests, makeup and costume programs, a zombie costume contest, roleplaying and gaming, speed dating and discussions on everything from Doctor Who to comic book publishing. For information and a schedule of events, visit www.tampabaycomiccon.com. As the film opens, she has recently experienced her own horror after being taken hostage and brutalized in Libya. Instead of returning to New York where her concerned colleagues and loved ones anxiously await her, Lee detours to Sicily instead, where she holes up in a small hotel to weather her PTSD on her own terms, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor Albert (Ben Kingsley). As Lee struggles to recover from her psychic and physical wounds, she crosses paths with Hafsia (Hafsia Herzi), a young Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture. Desperate to connect, Lee tries to help Hafsia, and conquer her own formidable demons in the process.Cabin Fever: Patient ZeroGenre: Horror and thriller Cast: Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan, Lydia Hearst and Sean Astin Director: Kaare Andrews Not rated A flesh eating virus spreads throughout a cruise ship in the Caribbean after it crashes into an abandoned scientific research boat. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all. Photo by REED MORENO/IFC FILMSCatherine Keener stars as Lee in Mark Jacksons War Story, an IFC Films release. OPENING, from page 1BCalvaryGenre: Comedy and drama Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris ODowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Isaach De Bankol, M. Emmet Walsh, Marie-Jose Croze, Domhnall Gleeson, David Wilmot, Pat Shortt, Gary Lydon, Killian Scott, Orla ORourke, Owen Sharpe and David McSavage Director: John Michael McDonagh Rated: R In Calvary, Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral and often comic problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. For more movie news, visit www.TBNweekly.com. Click on the Movie News & Reviews link on the left-side menu. Visit www.TBNweekly.com
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8B Entertainment Leader, July 31, 2014 073114 By LEE CLARK ZUMPETampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks. Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the best of alternative pop rock n roll, will return for another summer run Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.ruth eckerdhall.com. The concert will feature performances by Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth. 2013s inaugural Under The Sun tour was among last years most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way. The Memphis Music Fest will be Friday, Aug. 8, 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. The concert will feature modern music-makers who brought soul into the mainstream, including soul and blues men Booker T. Jones, The Bar-Kays and William Bell. Rock and blues fans are certainly in for a tasty musical treat this summer as the popular Rock n Blues Hippiefest tour returns to the Tampa Bay area Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Tickets start at $45.75. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. This years line-up features the Edgar Winter Band and Savoy Browns Kim Simmonds, along with special guests Vanilla Fudge and Peter Rivera, formerly of Rare Earth. Headlined by the Grammy Award-winning Anthony Hamilton, the Tampa Urban Music Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., at The USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets start at $35. Call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www.sundomearena.com. Accompanying Hamilton at this cant-miss music event is Lyfe Jennings, Mali Music and Jazmine Sullivan. Comedian Kevin Damn Fool Simpson will host this night full of urban musics most beloved performers. 98Rocks Uproar Festival is set for Saturday, Aug. 30, 1:30 p.m., at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $32.80. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com. This years lineup will include performances by Godsmack, Seether, Pop Evil, Buckcherry, Red Light King, Escape The Fate, Skillet, 3 Year Hollow, Suicidegirls, New Medicine, Tattered, Sons of Revelry, Within Reason and These Raven Skies. Following is a list of other music scene events in the coming weeks:Crowbar OBrother and Royal Thunder, Friday, Aug. 1, 10 p.m. Miniature Tigers and The Griswolds, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Crowbar is at 1812 N. 17th St., Tampa. Call 813-241-8600.George Steinbrenner Field Linkin Park, Saturday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. George Steinbrener Field is at 3802 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa. Call 813-879-2244.Jannus Live Dirty Heads & Pepper, Friday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m. Tribal Seeds with New Kingston and The Expanders, Sunday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. Umphreys McGee, Sunday, Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m. Jannus Live is at 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 565-0550 or visit www.jannuslive.com.The Local 662 Off!, Friday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. The Local 662 is at 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 258-4829.The Mahaffey Yes, Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m. Memphis Music Fest, Friday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. The Mahaffey is at 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 892-5767 or visit www.themahaffey.com.Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, Monday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise; Thursday, Aug. 14, 8:30 p.m. Brad Paisley, Friday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. OneRepublic with The Script, Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. Motley Crue, Sunday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. 98Rocks Uproar Festival with Godsmack, Seether and Buckcherry; Saturday, Aug. 30, 1:30 p.m. The Amphitheatre is at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com.The Orpheum Curren$y, Friday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m. Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m. The Orpheum is at 1915 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Visit www.the orpheum.com. The Ritz Ybor Feed Me with Teeth, Sunday, Aug. 10, 9 p.m. The Ritz Ybor is at 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Call 813-247-2518.Ruth Eckerd Hall Maxwell, Friday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m. Under the Sun featuring Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth; Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Saturday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. Rock n Blues Hippiefest featuring the Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera formerly of Rare Earth and Savoy Browns Kim Simmonds, Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. Michael McDonald and Toto, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. Tori Amos, Friday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.Skippers Smokehouse Delta Swamp Rats, Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m. Come Back Alice with the Corbitt Brothers, Friday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Krewestock featuring The Lint Rollers, Big Daddy and Mark Barrios Band, Sunday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m. Ellie Lee & Blues Fury, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. The Mojo Gurus, Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. Skippers Smokehouse is at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Call 813971-0666 or visit www.skipperssmokehouse.com.State Theatre Filter, Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m. Thee Sammy Davis Jr. Band, Friday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Donavon Frankenreiter, Friday, Aug. 22, 9:30 p.m. State Theatre is at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 895-3045 or visit www.statetheatreconcerts.com. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts The Whispers and The Manhattans, Sunday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., in Carol Morsani Hall The David A Straz Jr. Center formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Call 813229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org.Tampa Theatre A Hot & Saxxy Night featuring Eric Darius, Shawn Brown and BK Jackson, Saturday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Tampa Theatre is at 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. Call 813-274-8982 or visit www.tampatheatre.org.USF Sun Dome The Tampa Urban Music Fest featuring Anthony Hamilton, Lyfe Jennings, Jazmine Sullivan, Mali Music and Kevin Damn Fool Simpson, Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. USF Sun Dome is at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Call 813-974-3004. For more music and concert information, visit TBNweekly.com.Rock n Blues Hippiefest returns to REH; Mahaffey hosts Memphis Music Fest Music scene Photo by JIM SHEA/WME Photo by PIPER FERGUSON/CONCORD MUSICAbove, Blues Traveler performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall Aug. 3 as part of the Under the Sun Tour. At right, The Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater welcomes Brad Paisley Aug. 15. Below, Nine Inch Nails performs Aug. 11 at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater. Photo courtesy of WME