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by Robin Hartill | Staff Writer

Voters have say on amendment Voters will now decide the role the city clerk’s office plays in the future. But that didn’t stop supporters and opponents from making their cases to the commission.

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+ Fountain of youth Help honor the memory of Mable Ringling by making a donation to help restore the memorial fountain built in her name in 1936 in Luke Wood Park. The memorial fountain has fallen into disrepair and was filled in with dirt. The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation has received permission from the City Commission to renovate the fountain, and members are currently raising funds to pay for the work, which they hope will include the whole community. Those interested in donating to the $112,000 project should visit historicsarasota. org/#mableringlingfountain.

The Sarasota City Commission didn’t have much of a decision to make on a proposed charter amendment that would split the city auditor and clerk’s office into two separate offices and place the clerk under the supervision of the city manager. Approximately 10% of registered voters — more than 3,300,

according to Commissioner Terry Turner — signed petitions to place the amendment on the ballot in November. City Attorney Robert Fournier told the commission that it needed to schedule the vote, set forth the text of the proposed amendment and provide for an effective date for the amendment, if approved.

Although the commission’s decision at its Aug. 1 meeting was a formality, approximately 35 people attended the meeting. The 21 attendees who addressed the commission brought up issues ranging from the historically strained relationship between the city manager and clerk’s offices, racial tensions in

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Gulf Gate Library’s rebuilding price tag called into question Sarasota County Planning Commission has asked county commissioners to re-examine the new building’s cost.

+ Happy haircut From Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, Sarasota residents in need of a haircut will have the opportunity to help a local disadvantaged child. As part of the Share a Haircut program, for every person age 18 and younger who purchases a haircut at the Hair Cuttery Salon, 93 N. Cattlemen Road, the company will donate a back-to-school haircut to an underprivileged child.

+ Geology rocks Sarasota resident and Lafayette College junior Wesley von Dassow is logging extracurricular hours this summer at his internship at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. A geology major, von Dassow is contributing to the studies of the museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies division, for which he’s been digging up fossils in Montana and examining the plate boundaries of the moon.

the city and recent controversies surrounding the performance of City Auditor and Clerk Pamela Nadalini. Nadalini sat expressionless throughout most of the meeting but smiled slightly when

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Sydney Johnson and Sid Pocius, of Empire Ballroom Dance Studios Sarasota, perform together Wednesday, Aug. 1, in the 40th anniversary of the Florida State Dancesport Championships at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. See more photos on page 12A.

What is a library’s purpose in the era of the eBook? That’s an inquiry that came to light when Sarasota County Planning Commission board member Jody Hudgins questioned the cost of the Gulf Gate Library project during a July 19 meeting. “I’m just afraid this is a tired model — a tired template,” Hudgins said. “It just seems like $7 million is a lot of money.” The Planning Commission approved the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan, with Hudgins as the dissenting vote. But, Sarasota County commissioners may reconsider the project’s cost during budget workshops in August, after the Planning Commission voted unanimously for

a request that the July 19 meeting minutes reflect its concerns. Sarasota County spokesman Curt Preisser said it’s too early to confirm the agenda for the Aug.  20 budget workshop. “Libraries, I’m afraid, have become PalmPilots and Blackberries,” Hudgins said. “It just seems we can retool what we have and use capital-improvement monies somewhere a little more strategic.” Hudgins suggested the $7 million that would be pulled from the Infrastructure Surtax III revenues in the 2013 fiscal year could be reduced for a renovation instead — a $1 million renovation to improve

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technological capabilities of the space. “I really hate to do that, because, when it comes to money, I think those should be (Board of County Commissioners) decisions,” said Planning Commissioner Marianne Reilly. “However, I think as a land-use committee, we certainly can make recommendations to take a second look at something like that.” But, the design by Harvard Jolly Inc. incorporates a technology lab with laptops and buildingwide wireless Internet connections, said Carolyn Eastwood, a program manager with Sarasota County Public Works. And stakeholders collected public input at open houses attended by Gulf Gate community members. If commissioners address the issue, it’s unlikely there will be a long debate. In a June 26 regular meeting, the project design received unanimous approval from commissioners. “I would be very upset to see the plan get derailed like this,” said Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson during a July 31 phone interview with the Pelican Press. An Aug. 9 public meeting to unveil interior finishes will be pushed back to Aug. 29, said the Gulf Gate Library project manager Coleman Knott, which is about a week after Sarasota County commissioners could potentially re-examine the project’s cost. “I think they’re concerned about the changing nature of libraries is a valid one,” Patterson said. “I don’t think we need a library on every corner, but this library is part of the community.”

resident Harold Smith, the first member of the public to speak, said that she “was doing a fantastic job” and that he opposed the amendment. The Rev. Wade Harvin also criticized the amendment and praised Nadalini, describing her as a catalyst for positive change. “I’m simply saying, what I see is another example in Sarasota by the commissioners to try to fix that which is not broken,” Harvin said. But other residents spoke about the structure of the city by expressing support of the amendment. Several cited professional experience of auditors, saying that the role requires independence. Former Vice Mayor Ken Shelin said that auditors need to play many roles, including “keen interviewer,” in uncovering fraud. “Audits are not just a review of financial records,” he said. Others said they were fed up with the discord at City Hall stemming from the strained relationship between the city manager and city clerk. “This fighting has nothing to do with serving the citizens and everything to do with the infighting between bureaucrats,” resident Juanita Rawlinson said. “Let the city manager manage and the clerk keep the records.” Kerry Kirschner, executive director of the Argus Foun-

dation, which supports the amendment, argued that the referendum wouldn’t be a decision on whether Nadalini should keep her job. Racial tensions also came up during the discussion. In stressing that the amendment wasn’t about Nadalini, who is the first African-American charter official in city history, Kirschner said that his group was “the subject of attacks” alleging racism. But Jeff Murphy said he disagreed with the amendment. “I feel like this is South Africa,” he said. “Sarasota is South Africa. And it’s hurting to be in the city of Sarasota where things can’t function well.” Commissioner Terry Turner, who has led efforts to bring the measure before voters, made a motion after public comments to approve the ordinance as presented. The motion failed for lack of a second. Fournier then told the commission it had a legal obligation to put the measure on the ballot, stressing that it wasn’t a vote for or against the amendment. Mayor Suzanne Atwell then agreed to second the motion. The motion carried 4-1, with Vice Mayor Willie Shaw voting against it. “This is a first reading,” Atwell said. “We’re going to take this to the voters. We’re not voting on whether we want this. This is our obligation.”

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Commission stalls on its two-year retainer decision On Wednesday, Thomas Barwin was told he would have to wait another day before the Sarasota City Commission finalized his city manager contract. But, what’s one more day when you’ve been narrowed down from a pool of 100 candidates over more than three months, dismissed along with other finalists, then brought back while the commission scrambled to fill the position that Interim City Manager Terry Lewis will leave behind Aug. 4? The commission voted unanimously Wednesday, Aug. 1 to continue discussion Thursday of a provision in Barwin’s contract that guarantees him two years of employment in the event that the city changes its form of government “to anything other than its current city manager form of governing (such as a strong-mayor form of government),” while approving the remainder of the sevenpage contract. The provision allows Barwin to remain employed during the two-year period, not necessarily as city manager, but in a role that would authorize him “to guide and assist the city in the transition as the chief administrative officer of the newly formed organization” with the other terms of the contract, including a $175,000 salary and benefits, remaining. Commissioners asked to push back implementing the provision to allow City Attorney

Robert Fournier to put in writing three options he outlined for them at Wednesday’s meeting for entering into a contract. The first option would allow for adoption by ordinance during an election. The deadline has passed for the upcoming November election, but the ordinance could be adopted as late as November 2014, according to Fournier. The commission could also choose to enter into a contract for a defined period of time that would apply retroactively and include a clause that it could be terminated with a defined amount of notice — for instance, 90 days. In that scenario, the city manager would receive 90 days’ notice of termination, which would then make the two-year contract effective. In the third option, the commission would agree to grandfather the city manager position into a role that would be consistent with a new charter. Commissioner Paul Caragiulo introduced a competing charter amendment July 15 that would create city-wide mayoral elections and make the mayor the chief executive of the city. The measure did not make November’s ballot but will be discussed by the commission Aug. 20. Caragiulo questioned the provision describing it as “an openended security.” He pointed out that the contract could still be terminated by a commission vote.

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PRIMARY election Q&A Editor’s note: As the Aug. 14 primary election nears, the Pelican Press will be publishing short profiles and Q&A segments from each of the candidates who will represent Sarasota County. In this week’s issue, we feature candidates for Charter Review Board Districts 1, 2 and 4. For complete responses from all primary election candidates, visit YourObserver.com.

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services the county cannot do without or for Sarasota County is one of only 21 charter organizations that could be funded by private counties in Florida —  counties that are gov- donors? What makes you a better candidate erned in the operational structure by a than your opponents? charter, similar to a constitution. But I have a wide experience of other Sarasota is the only county with a PRIMARY parts of the country through my U.S. board elected by voters, not appointELECTION Naval career postings. I’ll also treat ed by commissions. my position on the Charter Review The Sarasota County Charter ReBoard as a public trust.  I’ll attend all view Board reviews and recommends meetings of the CRB and prepare for changes to the county charter, representing residents. If it votes to make a change each one in a view to make a positive contrito the charter, the change must be approved bution every time. by voters in a referendum. The races are generally low profile because H. Ross Gustafson there is no salary for the positions and their Age:  69 power is limited. There has been a little more Family: My parents, Bob and Elva Gustafson, profile to some of the races this year with lived in Sarasota from 1975 until their passing. Wife, Claire; son, Eric; and splits between candidates backed by the sodaughter, Lynn called Republican establishment and candiHometown : My wife, Claire, dates backed by various Tea Party organizaand I came to Sarasota from tions. Massachusetts in 1975 and have lived and worked in the area ever since. Paul A. Cajka Sr. Education: I attended Guilford Age: 55 College in North Carolina Family: Wife, Emily, 51;  son, Relevant experience: I have Paul II, 27; daughter, Jennifer, not served in public office before, but my life 27;  step-daughter, Nicole, 21 Hometown:  Mount Lebanon, experience at work and in church has given me the ability to be quick to listen and slow Penn. Education:  Graduate, Mount to judge.

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Lebanon High School;  Pennsylvania State University, bachelor’s degree in economics Relevant experience: Retired from U.S. Naval Reserve, 26 years (11 years Navy active duty, 15 years Naval Reserve);  20 years of community involvement through the Republican Party of Virginia Beach, Va., and the Republican Party of Sarasota. Website:  No website; email  pcajka@hotmail. com

What is the proper role of members of the Charter Review Board?  The proper role of Charter Review Board members is to carefully consider and review suggested amendments for improvement of the county government for approval by voter referendum. What would be your top priorities if elected?  I want to maintain the independence of the Charter Review Board that election to the Charter Review Board provides. Amendments should be considered by content and impact, rather than the source of the amendments. Do you have any specific amendments you would introduce to the Board if elected? Requiring realistic traffic density measurements by limiting them to the period of October to April.  A divided board voted against an amendment to abolish the county’s power to grant money to private nonprofits. Do you favor or oppose such an amendment? Why? I’d like to reconsider this amendment. Why does the county want to grant money to private nonprofits?  Is it for providing needed

What is the proper role of members of the Charter Review Board? To allow good ideas on how to improve Sarasota County government, go to a referendum vote by the people of the county. Board members must listen to all ideas presented and research what the effect and cost would be to the county. The members of the Board must invest time, patience and effort. What would be your top priorities if elected? First, a board member must listen to all with an open mind. Do you have any specific amendments you would introduce to the board if elected? I have no agenda, but would review all proposals in the light of the principles written into the U.S. Constitution.  A divided board voted against an amendment to abolish the county’s power to grant money to private nonprofits. Do you favor or oppose such an amendment? Why? I have not heard both sides of the question on grant money to private nonprofits; I reserve judgment.

Education: Bachelor of Arts

degree in history and political science; Juris Doctorate degree. Relevant Experience: Staff attorney, Legal Aid Society; volunteer public defender; assistant city prosecutor; senior assistant city prosecutor; city prosecutor; chief attorney/ civil division; chief trial counsel; city attorney/ director of law; member of the Board of Directors of the Meadows Community Association; president of the Board of Directors of the Meadows Community Association; member of the Sarasota County Board of Zoning Appeals; vice chair of the Sarasota County Board of Zoning Appeals.he Sarasota County Board of Zoning Appeals. What is the proper role of members of the Charter Review Board? The main purpose of the Charter Review Board is to “review and recommend changes to the County Charter for the improvement of county government.” The members of the Charter Review Board must take into consideration the fact that their functions and decisions have serious implications and consequences in how county government in Sarasota County is conducted. The members of the Charter Review Board must seriously consider all opinions and points of view, be they generated by themselves, members of the public or other elected officials. To fully and honestly discharge their functions, the members of the Charter Review Board should not come to the table, so to speak, with preconceived notions and/or agendas. What would be your top priorities if elected? I would be extremely proud and privileged to be elected to such an important position. I would view my election as having been entrusted with a position, which must be protected and discharged with absolute integrity and honesty. In all the years that I have been in public service, although I surely have made my share of mistakes, there has never been a situation that did not pass the test of honesty and integrity. Do you have any specific amendments that you would introduce to the Board if elected? No, not at the present time. But that does not mean that if elected I would not advance and support worthwhile amendments to the charter.

Age: A young 72 Family: Married to Carol Ann Sawyer for 38

What makes you a better candidate than your opponent(s)? Although I cannot compare myself to my opponents, I should point out that my dedication to public service is not a late-coming concept in my life. All of my working life has been dedicated to public service, including my retired life. Not having had the privilege of being born in this great country of ours, I have tried to the best of my ability to make my country of adoption the best that it can be.

Hometown: Born in Lisbon, Portugal; retired to Sarasota 14 years ago.

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What makes you a better candidate than your opponent? I am ready to devote the time and effort required to be responsive to the needs of Sarasota County.

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+ School Board approves millage rate The School Board of Sarasota County opened and closed the floor for public comment today at a hearing to adopt the district’s 2012 tentative budget in 10 of the 45 minutes allotted — because nobody from the public showed up. The brief meeting, in which a tentative rolled-back millage rate increase of 1.27% was approved unanimously, reflects a year of efficient cooperation between the School Board and Superintendent Lori White, said School Board Vice Chairwoman Carol Todd. Another example is the unanimous acceptance of a design for the Sarasota High School rebuild at a design charrette, earlier this year. The rate hike was due to changes at the state level. “The required local effort was raised,” said School Board member Shirley Brown. “But, none of the rates the board sets has been changed.”

+ County mowing fiasco finds Siesta For some Siesta Key residents, waiting for regular upkeep of Sarasota County owned land is like watching the grass grow — literally. Last week, Siesta Key Association Nominating Committee Chairman Bob Waechter reached out to Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson about the unkempt grounds near the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office training facility on south Siesta, according to an email exchange obtained by the Sarasota Observer. That has been a common com-

Meetings &agendas City of Sarasota Planning Board meeting — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, City Commission Chambers, 1564 First St., Sarasota

Sarasota Community Organizations Active in Disaster Committee meeting — 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, Sarasota County Health and Human Services, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

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plaint across the entire county in the fallout of a failed mowing contract with Bloomings Landscape and Turf Management. Dave Cash, operations and maintenance director with Sarasota County, said in another email the lot wasn’t part of the contentious contract but resolved the issue by sending county staff to pick up the slack. The lot, which was mowed last week, was overlooked because it had not been on the schedule of the contractor that oversees it, Waechter said in an email. Bloomings, which won the mowing contract with a bid that was $650,000 lower than what Sarasota County earmarked, exposed some weakness in the lowest bidder aspect of Sarasota County’s procurement process.

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Editor’s note: As the Aug. 14 primary election nears, the Pelican Press will be publishing short profiles and Q&A segments from each of the candidates who will represent Sarasota County. In this week’s issue, we feature candidates for Charter Review Board Districts 1, 2 and 4. For complete responses from all primary election candidates, visit YourObserver.com.

Charter Review Board District 2 Editor’s note: In this race, Marie Nisco did not return requests for information.

Donna Barcomb Age: 56 Family:

Husband, Craig; sons  Gunnar, Steele, Hunter, Stone; stepdaughter Andrea Education: B.S. in kinesiology, University of California, Los  Angeles, Highest Honors and Cum Laude; M.S. physical therapy, Boston University Relevant Experience: 12 years as an elected member of the Sarasota  County Hospital Board, two years as chairman of the board; 32 years licensed physical therapist; owner of Professional Physical Therapy Center; president of Junior League of Sarasota, Inc.; PTA President Southside Elementary School What is the proper role of members of the Charter Review Board? The proper role of the Charter Review Board is defined by the Charter itself, which states

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that this body is to review and recommend changes to the County Charter, on behalf of the citizens of Sarasota County, for the improvement of County government. 

do not believe it is the role of the Charter Review Board to be the oversight entity of the Board of County Commissioners and the CRB’s role does not include responsibility for fiscal decisions. Not to mention, What would be your top that this decision could have priorities if elected? had severely negative conMy top priorities, 2012 sequences to the citiif elected, would be PRIMARY zen’s safety, welfare and ELECTION fiscal standing. to bring to the board table an open mind, even-tempered civil beWhat makes you a havior and a thoughtful better candidate than your and team-directed reflection opponent?  for all matters brought to the I believe my formal educaCharter Review Board. tion and years of leadership experiences have provided Do you have any specific me with skill sets to include amendments you would in- communicating and working troduce to the board if  elect- effectively and efficiently with ed? a group. As an elected official I do not bring any specific and member of the Sarasota agenda or amendments to in- County Hospital Board from troduce to the board if elected.  1996-2008, and chairman for two terms, I have learned to A divided board voted work and formulate strateagainst an amendment to gies  in a civil and thoughtabolish the county’s power to ful manner with eight other grant money to private, non- board members to achieve a profits. Do you favor or op- focused direction on behalf of pose such an  amendment? the Citizens of Sarasota CounWhy? ty.  My experience as a leader I would oppose the amend- with past boards and commitment that would abolish tees makes me an excellent LBK the county’s power to grant choice for the Charter Review money to private nonprofits. I Board.   

Editor’s note: In this race, Tom Trevor did not return requests for information.

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Age: 60 Family: Married, two children, seven

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Hometown: Evansville, Ind. Lived in Sarasota since 1961 Education: Manatee Community College and the University of South Florida

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Working with county government over the past six years. Website: hwknest@msn.com What is the proper role of members of the Charter Review Board? The proper role of a Charter Review Board member is to review the operations of the Sarasota County government on the behalf of the citizens of Sarasota and to recommend changes for the improvement of the County Charter. What would be your top priorities if elected? My top priorities would be to bring myself up-to-speed on all current-ongoing issues, so I can best be 2010 K prepared to represent the citizens of Sarasota.

Do you have any specific amendments you would introduce to the board if elected? I have no specific amendments to bring to the board. A divided board voted against an amendment to abolish the county’s power to grant money to private, non-profits. Do you favor or oppose such an amendment? Why? Since I was not at those meetings and have not had conversations with those boards on how they came to those conclusions, I believe it would be improper to comment on them. Since it was a divided board, with lengthy discussions on both sides, you would have to believe they came to a fair conclusion. I am not a person that believes it is correct  to second guess what  took a long time for that board to conclude. If it is brought back while I am on the board, I will  take the time to work through the process before making a judgment. What makes you a better candidate than your opponent? My experience working with county government over the past seven years on different boards and groups. I have also been a resident here for the past 50 years and that gives me a feel of what this county is about and what it would like to be.

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Retribution Well, they responded to the “call to the arms.” The Obama supporters, that is. Numerous Sarasotans began an email and telephone campaign last week, intended to persuade their friends and associates to discontinue supporting Observer advertisers and persuade the advertisers to discontinue advertising in the Observer newspapers and websites. The accompanying box contains copies of some of those emails. They’re exercising their right, as we did, to free speech. Meantime, letters to the editor continue to come in, responding not only to the July 19 “The anti-American president” editorial but also to the “anti-Observer” letters in the July 26 edition. The tone of the majority of the letters this week shifted — in support of the newspaper’s opinion and critical of the “anti-Observer” letter writers. Emotions are high. Understandably. Politics often is personal and passionate. We know, too, we sometimes trigger fury in people with our opinions and positions. Not at all understandable, however, is the overt effort to hurt businesses — virtually all locally owned, small businesses — that had nothing to do with or any control over the Observer editorial pages. One of our long-time advertisers told us he received close to a dozen emails urging him to quit advertising in the Observer. He received telephone calls from longtime customers, telling him they would no longer use his services if he continued advertising in our media. Many other advertisers have received and are receiving similar urgings and threats. There is no justification for punishing these businesses and business owners — all innocent bystanders. Such retribution is similar to international embargoes and sanctions. While righteous politicians believe they are inflicting pain on rogue governments, their boycotts hurt more than the politicians; they inflict unjustified pain on that nation’s innocent citizens. Likewise with boycotting businesses that advertise in the Observers. Don’t punish them. They’re innocent. For that matter, don’t we all purchase products and services from businesses with which we disagree? General Electric receives corporate welfare; you probably buy GE light bulbs or appliances. BP was responsible for Deepwater Horizon; BP service stations are still thriving. Koch Industries makes widely sold toilet paper. Conservatives watch NBC to see the Olympics, regardless of its political biases. This is the American way. Buyers and sellers choose to engage in peaceful, voluntary transactions that benefit each other — typically regardless of philosophical or political leanings. They do it to satisfy wants and needs and for perceived and attained value. Likewise, everyone has the freedom not to engage in trade with a business. If you want to hurt us, sure, urge our advertisers to pull out. Everyone has the right to do that. The irony here is the people advocating to punish the Observer for its point of view are those who speak up for civil liberties and diversity and against discrimination, those who tell us they believe in tolerance. — MW

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE OBSERVER Here is a sampling of the some emails the individuals named below began circulating last week to Observer advertisers:

mend relationships around the world than we have seen in a long time. It is amazing how the rest of the world admires him. I hear it in my travels all the time. Carol Poteat-Buchanan

To: Observer Group Advertisers Re: Latest Editorial in the Observer The Observer Group has crossed the line. Their [sic] hateful, disrespectful and “out of context,” fear-mongering comments should not be tolerated by any reasonable person regardless of political party. I personally will not patronize any supporters of this newspaper and intend to send a copy of the editorial in question to all of my SRQ contacts along with the list of advertisers. Please consider removing your advertising from this publication. Barbara Relles

To advertisers: I urge you to cease any advertisement with the Observer Group because of the outrageously false editorial about President Obama. Fanaticism of the kind displayed by the Observer Group deserves no support in the United States. It is unfortunate when a single individual has control of a media source where no journalistic sense of truth is practiced. Joseph W. Boston Sarasota

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From: Barbara Relles Sent Friday, July 27, 2012 7:45 PM To: Barb Relles Subject: Despicable editorial in the Observer The Observer Group published the despicable editorial below. I sent the following email to their subscribers. See attached spreadsheet. Feel free to borrow my text or create your own if you are so inclined. FYI: I sent the following letter to all of the email addresses of advertisers included in the attached list. They are listed below to make it easier for any of you who wish to do the same. The Banyan Theater has already emailed back that they have canceled their advertising. ••• Dear Advertiser: I am so enraged by the despicable distortion of truths and invectives against the president in the recent Observer editorial that I will not only never read that paper again, I will not support any businesses that support that paper. It is one thing to disagree with the stand the president takes on an issue, but to call him un-American because he believes that we all stand on the backs of others, including sometimes the government, is really going too far. I just wanted you to know what this real American feels about the un-American scare tactics used in the editorial. I am also going to spread the word about this. I have wonderful friends on Longboat Key who I am sure will be appalled by this editorial. I am tired of people just saying anything, true or not, to castigate the president. Is it because he is smart? Is it because he is African American? Is it because he cares about the middle class and the poor? We should be so proud of having him as our president. And he has done more to

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Dear Sponsor of “The Observer”: Regardless of political leanings, it was with great distress that I read the editorial published in last week’s Observer. Instead of an argument based on fact and persuasion, this inflammatory and outrageous editorial was based on fear and hate. Calling a sitting president of the United States “anti-American” was dangerous and embarrassing. Yes, we have the right of free speech. But newspapers also have a responsibility to their readers. This article crossed the line of civility and responsible journalism. Worst, the writer closed with a request for “a call to arms.” That is just appalling. Have we reverted to a society where we lynch people with whom we disagree? Is there no sense of responsibility to the country or the community? Especially on the heels of the Colorado tragedy, which reminds us all the consequences of fostering this type of thinking — and making it acceptable to kill thine enemy. Regardless of whether or not you support President Obama’s policies, if you respect for the United States of America and a rule of law and order, I ask you to re-consider your support of the Observer. C.Wolf President, Perfect Pitch Consulting ••• From: Donna Cubit-Swoyer Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:36 AM Subject: The Observer Newspaper Editorials The July 19 issue of the Observer printed an egregious assignation-ofcharacter editorial about President Obama being un-American. President Obama’s comments were taken out of context … I urge you to reconsider your advertising support for a Newspaper that is so blatantly partisan and tells half truths that are misleading to its readership.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: Bravo, and many thanks for both your editorial about Obama and your response to his supporters. Free speech often takes courage and a willingness to receive undeserved outrage. But, that’s what editorials often do, and I welcome your refusal to be intimidated. Beyond the vitriol expressed by some of your readers, however, there is little substance and much confusion. Your editorial was no more “hateful” than scores of more severe references to George Bush when he was in office. The selective outrage of those offended by comparing Obama to Chavez and Castro would be telling if those same readers smiled and slapped high-fives when liberals characterized George Bush as a modern-day Hitler. I suspect they did. Your comparison, however, was more accurate. How best is a political leader characterized whose economic policies talk incessantly and proudly of wealth redistribution and “spreading the money around”? Is he more fairly grouped with Castro, Chavez and the European reform-Marxism tradition of the welfare state or with Lincoln, Jefferson and Madison? Which group more distrusts and demeans free enterprise or individual initiative and which believes more in government as the solution to most problems? Indeed, which group is more American and which unAmerican? Your comparison was quite appropriate. The anger of some readers is understandable because Obama’s “successes” describe his failures. The “stimulus” stimulated government spending and little else. “We” (read taxpayers) didn’t “save”

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the auto industry, we saved the UAW at great taxpayer expense and capriciously wiped out the property and wealth of bondholders. Although it is not the proper role of government to “save” businesses, our principal job creators are small businesses that desperately need help. They fail by the thousands every year, in part because of oppressive government regulations. But they largely are not unionized and so are not a favored group. Meanwhile, small business job growth slumps. With that record of “success,” criticism is inevitable. Success gathers accolades, failure attracts criticism. Where failures are rampant and obvious, harsh criticism is deserved. I was struck also by the claim that your editorial “crossed the line” or was an “abuse” of free speech. It is the essence of free speech that it be defended when it is most offensive and disagreeable to some. There would have been no need for our founding fathers to protect only that speech with which all agree. There is a reason I no longer read a long list of liberal-minded media, but read with great interest the Wall Street Journal and the Sarasota Observer. It would not occur to me, however, to urge others vindictively to avoid the ad pages or characterize their comments about George Bush or Republicans as an insurrection. Tolerance for the rights of others means nothing if we try to silence the voices of those with whom we disagree. Reasonable readers interpreted your “call to arms” for what it was: an effort to mobilize, rally and unite voters to elect as president someone who understands, appreciates and will dedicate himself to implementing those policies

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Dear Editor: Congratulations on having the guts to say what President Obama really is: a tyrannical communist who sneers at the constitution. Your editorial was dead right, and I would encourage you to continue to spotlight the president’s various assaults on our fundamental constitutional rights. John Helms Sarasota

+ Look who’s intolerant Dear Editor: I just read the letters severely criticizing your Obama article. I agree with the opinions

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Dear Editor: I was not surprised to see the venomous responses to your editorial on Mr. Obama’s latest attack on private enterprise. I was also gratified to see that you are holding your position. Liberals seem to have a real aversion to free speech when it does not support their beliefs. That was demonstrated in many of the letters last week. It seems that if you dare to speak against their beliefs, you are unAmerican and will be boycotted. Opposing points of view should be aired and respected so the public can evaluate both sides of an argument. Those who challenged you did not present opposing facts; they just shreiked that you are un-American and threatened your publication. That means either they don’t have any facts to counter your arguements, or they know you are right and they can’t admit it. Bill Bauman Osprey

+ What about Bush?

Dear Editor: I find it amusing that liberal Democrats are upset about the editorial calling President Obama un-American. Have they forgotten that from 2000 to 2009, they were calling George W. Bush a Nazi and a war criminal?

+ Strip the mask

Dear Editor: Bravo for printing your bold opinion that I totally support. That affable mask should be stripped from the Amateur’s face. His ploy of divide and conquer is so transparent ... the only transparency in his administration. Your critics must be blind to his tactics and constant falsehoods. Open your eyes people. Evil doesn’t belong only to one party. Don’t be taken in by the grand master and his thug cronies who inhabit our White House. We need you to help us send them packing so they can do no more harm. The “shame” should be on them. Iris Thirtle Bradenton

+ Thanks for your stand

Dear Editor: I was away for a while and just had the opportunity of seeing my copy of the Observer. Of course, the “Our View” certainly caught my immediate attention. I said to myself, “Thank God” for someone finally taking a stand against the person or people who have been protected from 90% of the media. I could go on and on about TV and most of the newspapers that bombard us with far-left, one-sided and many times just angry opinions without good reason and details. Your opinion covered the quote by the president and said it like it was. Although it was later said by the “media” and the president that he didn’t really mean it that way. He is the president, and when he uttered his words, they came from his brain and his real thoughts. It wasn’t a slip of the tongue. It was a serious, “anti-American” statement, and he deserved the headlines that followed. I praise the Observer. Joseph Fanelli Sarasota

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Dear Editor: Congratulations for standing your ground in the July 26 Observer. How interesting and how totally ridiculous that those liberals who vilified, cursed and bashed President Bush on a daily basis cannot take some of the nasty medicine they dished out for eight years. The truth hurts. The letter writers trashing the Observer obviously haven’t and probably won’t read the book, “The Amateur,” and the other book “The Obamas,” both written by former employees, writers and editors of the liberal New York Times. This country does not need a president who was mentored by the likes of hate-spewing preacher Jeremiah Wright, terrorist Bill Ayres and the communist Sol Alinsky. Nor do we need hypocrites who refuse to acknowledge both sides of the issues, to vote for a man who doesn’t understand the basic philosophy that built this great country — freedom of the individual. JP Elden Sarasota

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Dear Editor: I applaud your work, the skill you exercised and your courage to stand behind your words in discussing our president. Isn’t it sad that opinion contrary to one’s own beliefs is considered “hateful” in our society? Yet, those people offended by your editorial don’t consider themselves “hateful” for clinging to their beliefs. And then there’s that “teacher” who feels her version of reality is the only correct (and unbiased) one that her students should consider. What education curriculum did that come from? Your discussions on the state of our presidency has clearly defined realities that should be considered by all voters. Our problem is that facts and honesty are hard for the public to detect. These are not traits exhibited by our president, his staff and the mainstream media. As your critics show, they are people who are “Unreachables,” too comfortable to consider the signals that America is changing on a transformational scale. There aren’t tanks in the square or mobs in the street, so what’s the big deal? Ultimately, they will rebel at the changes, but the scope of change being implemented will be irreversible. They won’t recognize our country, they won’t like it and they won’t remember you told them it was going to happen. Rod Scott Sarasota

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Dear Editor: I was very upset by the Observer’s recent editorial about

President Obama. I found it very misleading and untrue. I found your editorial to be so biased, and because that is your opinion, I do not want your newspaper delivered to my house anymore. Mary V. Carchiolo Sarasota

+ Appalled by editorial

Dear Editor: I have lived on Siesta Key for 22 years and have always enjoyed the Pelican Press for its local news. I have long been offended by your paper’s attitude and ignorance toward teachers, but I am APPALLED by the editorial on President Obama. I have never seen a similar editorial written about President Bush. Lilian Moore Sarasota

+ Belief is not truth

Dear Editor: I am grateful to the writer of the July 19 Opinion for reminding me that our right of free expression is, if not limitless, very broad, indeed. Imagine, a disaffected citizen, in print and with impunity, accusing the president of being anti-American, “a poster boy for … Marxist control.” It seems the entire accusation is based on the fact that the president was merely exercising his own right of free expression by suggesting that free enterprise and capitalism may not be perfect or sufficient to assure individual fulfillment and entrepreneurial success. Nothing anti-American or Marxist about that, unless you believe that somewhere among the documents that define American freedom you will find passages that elevate free

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enterprise and capitalism to the status of unchallengeable, sacrosanct principles. I’ve never found such passages, have you? Personally I have always defended free enterprise and capitalism. But can anyone seriously believe that they are beyond criticizing and that even the president should become a subject to censure for implying they are not perfect? Anyone who does believe that is entitled to do so under our system. But being entitled to a belief and having the means to express that belief publicly, in print, does not endow the belief with logic, much less, truth. I would think the Observer would realize as much. Dominic Martia Sarasota

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Dear Editor: My discussion group and I try to learn something new with your editorials but find that they are unnecessarily angry. We feel we cannot support the advertisers as long as the language is so strident. I understand you feel it is the duty to mobilize citizens and to make them passionate for action, which at the moment is to excoriate President Obama. But for you to be a leader in this, or any issue, means understanding not just the weaknesses of people, but their drive for being of value. “Enlighten and inspire” them on several levels: for a vision, for honor, for self-benefit and for love. Using inflammatory harangues against an individual and expounding on distortions of intent exposes the anger in your own heart. So why use words like: “enraged, “anti-American”

and “call to arms?” Don’t we have enough madmen in this country? On July 19 you wrote that our individual freedom is at risk. All of this fear prompted by talk TV is to protect self-interest, not out of love or care for others. Prove to me that this president has passed one law that hurts small businesses. The business people you name are successful because of their hard work and skill. We all respect that. Yet, it is true: If I don’t purchase a home or have loan to do it, there will be no real-estate sales. If I don’t dine out, the restaurants close. We are all interrelated. We all rely on customers to arrive in a car on a road; suppliers to deliver goods from international trade partners; agriculturalists to grow safe and reliable food supply; banks to maintain a safe money flow; etc. Do you think each businessman can administer all of these facts alone in a global world? Do you think if we eliminated most of the federal government, things would run smoother? Who will arbitrate between 308 million voices, each wanting things his own way? What fear really lurks behind the idea that wealth and freedom are threatened by the president’s acknowledgement of our interrelated society? We are all intertwined. That was the president’s message, and you turned it into anti-capitalism and the fear of limiting your wealth. Let the Observer become a really great paper. Why not champion the balance in our system instead of anger? Why not lead with quality writing and objective language? Why not shine on truths, details and

opposing information to fulfill its true purpose: enlightenment. Pennel B. Skinner, Sarasota

+ Spare us crazy rants

Dear Editor: There are well-considered political policy attacks and then there are attacks that are purely venomous, purely absurd, motivated solely by party line and that have nothing to do with reality.Yours in the Observer are the latter kind. Essentially, you’ve just attacked people who’ve worked hard to help business owners succeed and know exactly what their contribution was to the building of those businesses — yes, from all those original ideas we bring to the enterprise — and through our taxes that pay for public education, infrastructure, SBA loans, scientific advancement and so much more. Asserting that President Obama is anti-American is so loaded with far right-wing nonsense I can’t even imagine how you’d have the nerve to print such a thing. An antiAmerican is someone like a dictator, drug cartel head or Mafioso who hides his money in Switzerland or the Cayman Islands instead of investing in our great country. Oops, sound like someone whose name we all recognize? Your editorial is an insult to everyone with an understanding of how the economy of the United States works. I am writing to your advertisers. I will ask them to withdraw support of the Observer and spare us further crazy rants like this one. R.S. Villanueva Sarasota

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Osprey couple’s greeting-card company is barking up the right tree. A white-faced golden retriever sits next to a folded lab coat, peering over the top of his surgical mask with a serious expression. Stethoscope in paw, he delivers his diagnosis: “Chase two squirrels, and call me in the morning.” This image is one of the favorite creations of Steve and Anne Udell, owners of Murphy’s Musings — a greeting-card company that specializes in animalthemed cards. Started in 2008, the company, which is named after Anne’s late Springer spaniel, Murphy, features cards with subjects that include humor, special occasions, occupations and sympathy. But this isn’t the Udells’ first foray into the animal kingdom. The Osprey couple is quick to describe themselves as “animallovers.” Both grew up around dogs, and they’ve each owned pet-grooming businesses, including Steve’s previous Longboat Key business, You Dirty Dog. In fact, they say their mutual love for man’s best friend is one of the things that brought them together in the first place. Twelve years ago, Steve was running a pet-grooming shop, called Precious Furs, when Anne’s friend brought her in and introduced the two. They found that in addition to animals, they

Fido photo shoots Many of the animals featured on Murphy’s Musings greeting cards are pets of friends and customers of the Udells’. Anne shares the story of one photo shoot with the couple’s own dog, a pug/ Chihuahua mix, who was especially tough. The card features the dog, named Schmutzie, on her hind legs in the rain. “It took three months to get Schmutzie in that first photo,” said Anne. “She’s always got ants in her pants, so I had to hold a piece of bologna above her head with fishing wire to get her to pose.” For more information, visit MurphysMusings.com had other things in common, and they quickly hit it off. “We both loved animals, and we had a similar sense of humor,” said Anne. “We had a lot in common.” The two found that their skill sets complemented each other, and after Steve sold You Dirty Dog, the couple found themselves reflecting on the relationships they’d made in the doggrooming business. “We got to know a lot of people

from all walks of life,” says Steve. “To a lot of these people, their dogs were like their children. These were their babies, so they were really trusting us to take care of them.” After selling the business, the two realized that they had lots of amusing anecdotes from their time spent with the animals, and Murphy’s Musings was born. “The idea actually came to me in a dream,” says Anne. “The name came to me, and I decided they were going to be greeting cards.” The couple enlisted the help of Anne’s nephew, a graphic designer in New Jersey, and, together, they created four prototype cards, featuring photos of previous customers’ pets paired with clever captions. The group divides the work into three departments that best accommodate each person’s particular talents. Steve is the businessman; Anne’s nephew does the production; and Anne makes up the creative department. She’s never considered herself a writer, but she says she’s good with one-liners, and she credits her “skewed view of the world” for many of her jokes. “Sometimes, I’ll hear something that I think would make a good card, and sometimes I’ll look at the photo, and the cap-

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stores, as well as local establishments, such as Southeastern Guide Dogs, where proceeds from card sales benefit the nonprofit organization. As the company continues to grow, the couple enjoys the opportunity to work together and relate to people through their creativity. “It’s fun work,” says Anne. “There’s no better gift than making people laugh. When someone tells me they open up one of the cards and laugh out loud, that’s a really rewarding experience.”


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Four-bedroom Indian Beach home sells for $2.5 million

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The following residential real-estate transactions took place between July 16 and July 20. A home in Indian Beach tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Richard and Caren Lobo, of Washington, D.C., sold their home at 3139 Bay Shore Road to Charles and Nancy Parrish, of Sarasota, for $2.5 million. Built in 1992, it has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,965 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $475,000 in 1995.

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This home at 604 42nd St. has five bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,607 square feet of living area. It sold for $630,000.

Samuel Holladay sold the home at 604 42nd St. to Samuel Alfstad, of Sarasota, for $630,000. Built in 1960, it has five bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,607 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $245,000 in 2004.

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Robert Sparks sold his Unit 1710 condominium at 988 Blvd. of the Arts to Mary Khan, of Kittery, Maine, for $379,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,555 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $184,000 in 1997.

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John Sumner and Jefferson Sumner, of Clive, Iowa, sold their Unit 702 condominium at 1350 Main St. to Stephen Kingshott, trustee, of London, England, for $485,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,336 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $488,300 in 2007.

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Christopher Birrell, of New Brunswick, N.J., sold the Unit 715 condominium at 800 N. Tamiami Trail to Samy Desouky and Lauri Beranek, of Middleton, Wis., for $360,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,323 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $475,000 in 2007.

Wayne and Nancy Sault, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1766 Shoreland Drive to Thomas and Nancy Sarosi, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., for $415,000. Built in 1952, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,480 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $280,000 in January.

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Vicki Collier learns more about the programs at Southeastern Guide Dogs from handler Mike Miller.

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Sotheby’s teams up with Southeastern Guide Dogs Southeastern Guide Dogs were petted, played with and received plenty of love Thursday, July 26, at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Five Points office. Sotheby’s held an invitation-only event to allow Southeastern Guide Dogs handlers to show off their skills and methods for training a guide dog, as well as to raise money so that Sotheby’s can name and help sponsor a guide dog. Sotheby’s plans to raise $3,500 to accomplish this goal. Once the money is raised, the dog will be named “Sotheby.”

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Peace Possible – Growing Challenges to a Two-State Israeli-Palestinian Solution in the Region’s Shifting Political and Strategic Landscape.” The next Summer Lunch & Learn will be Wednesday, August 15, at Michael’s On East. For more information or to make a reservation, call 365-4955.

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More than 100 volunteers donated their time at Church of the Redeemer Saturday, July 28, as part of the Hope Kids Community Day of Hope. Doctors, dentists, photographers and others, offered free services to local homeless and at-risk children to prepare them for the start of the new school year. Children received free checkups, eye, ear and dental exams, haircuts, school supplies, breakfast and a family portrait as part of the event.

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SUNDAY,MID-CENTURY AUGUST 5TH @ 1PM AUCTION DESIGN Inspection Sunday Day of5TH Sale@11am-1pm SUNDAY, AUGUST 1PM The sale willSunday be heldDay at our Auction Gallery Inspection of Sale 11am-1pm located thebeSouthwest of 301N The saleon will held at ourcorner Auction Gallery& University Parkway. located on the Southwest corner of 301N & *****FEATURING: Danish Modern Furniture, University Parkway. Lucite, Signed Modern Art, *****FEATURING: Danish Modern Furniture, Retro Lighting Fixtures, Jewelry, Lucite, Signed Modern Art, Signed Sculptures and Modern Design Retro Lighting Fixtures, Jewelry, Collectibles from several Estates.***** Signed Sculptures and local Modern Design 13% Buyer’s Collectibles from severalPremium local Estates.***** 3% Discount for Cash or Check 13% Buyer’s Premium Elliott 3% Bernstein Auctions AU3504 - AB2545 Discount for Cash or Check Gallery Phone: 941-351-3002 Elliott Bernstein Auctions AU3504 - AB2545 Photos & more: www.auctionzip.com Gallery Phone: 941-351-3002 ID#8290 Photos &Auctioneer more: www.auctionzip.com Auctioneer ID#8290 ESTATE SALE 9a.m.-1p.m. Sat. Aug. 4 ESTATE- SALE 55549a.m.-1p.m. Cape Aqua -Drive, Siesta Sat. Aug. 4 Key 5554 Cape Aqua Drive, Siesta Key Queen bedroom set, 2 sofas, wooden bar stools, pool & set, patio2 furniture, linens,bar Queen bedroom sofas, wooden kitchenware & more. linens, stools, pool & patio furniture, kitchenware & more. Pix: www.appraisals4u.biz & Pix: www.estatesales.net www.appraisals4u.biz & Sale by Julie McClure www.estatesales.net Sale by Julie McClure ESTATE SALE Saturday, August 4 - 9:00a.m.–1:00p.m. ESTATE SALE 8) Saturday, August(#’s 4 -at9:00a.m.–1:00p.m. Airport Mall 8251(#’s West Parkway at University 8) (Old US 301 eastUniversity of airport)Parkway Airport Mall 8251 West (Old US 301 east of airport) Nice sale of quality furniture, art, decorative, household items. China/porcelains by Lenox, Nice sale of quality furniture, art, decorative, Cronin of Ohio, Wedgwood, Doulton, household items. China/porcelains byantique Lenox, bisque silver, linens,Doulton, beautifulantique lamps, Cronin figurines, of Ohio, Wedgwood, Christmas items.beautiful lamps, bisque figurines, silver, linens, Bargains galore & items. priced to sell! Christmas Photos: www.thesarasotay.org Bargains galore & priced to sell! Sale by: PREMIUM ESTATE LIQUIDATORS Photos: www.thesarasotay.org To benefit Y programs for at-risk children Sale by: PREMIUM ESTATE LIQUIDATORS To benefit Y programs for at-risk children GRANDMA’S ESTATE SALE Friday & Saturday 8AM-2PM GRANDMA’S ESTATE SALE 2924 Grove Street Friday & Saturday 8AM-2PM 2924 Grove Street Contents of 3 Bedroom Home: Living Room, Dining Room, Contents of 3 Bedroom Home: Bedroom & Office Furniture, Living Room, Dining Room, OVERLOADED Bedroom & OfficeKitchen, Furniture, Cook & Baker’s Kitchen, Delight, OVERLOADED (2) China Sets, Glassware, Flatwares, Cook & Baker’s Delight, Paperweights, Lamps, Linens, (2) China Sets,Pictures, Glassware, Flatwares, Patio Furniture, GardenLamps, Art & More!! Paperweights, Pictures, Linens, Patio Furniture, Garden Art & More!! OUR BOOKS 1/2 Price BEE OUR RIDGE BOOKSBOOKS 1/2 Price 4104 Bee Ridge Road BEE RIDGE BOOKS Bee Plaza Road 4104Ridge Bee Ridge Trade-In your Paperbacks Bee Ridge Plaza 941-377-8998 Trade-In your Paperbacks 941-377-8998 VISION FITNESS R2200 Semi-recumbent exercise $350. Precor Treadmill, $350. VISION bike, FITNESS R22009.2sSemi-recumbent Chaise Queen Anne Side Chairs, exerciseSofa, bike, $400. $350. 2Precor 9.2s Treadmill, $350. $50/ea. 941-358-2207. Chaise Sofa, $400. 2 Queen Anne Side Chairs, $50/ea. 941-358-2207.

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Merchandise Wanted COINS WANTED by Private Collector. All US and Foreign Gold & bySilver CallAllAnthony COINS WANTED PrivateCoins. Collector. US and (941) 993-0939. Foreign Gold & Silver Coins. Call Anthony (941) 993-0939. SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, time pieces, coins, to jewelry and antiques. Please SENIOR LOOKING purchase precious metals, call Marc, 941-321-0707. time pieces, coins, jewelry and antiques. Please call Marc, 941-321-0707.

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10-YEARS

15-YEARS

20-YEARS

25-YEARS

30-YEARS

4.0

18.42

10.12

7.40

6.06

5.28

4.77

4.5

18.64

10.36

7.65

6.33

5.56

5.07

5.0

18.87

10.61

7.91

6.60

5.85

5.37

5.5

19.10

10.85

8.17

6.88

6.14

5.68

6.0

19.33

11.10

8.44

7.16

6.44

6.00

6.5

19.57

11.35

8.71

7.46

6.75

6.32

7.0

19.80

11.61

8.99

7.75

7.07

6.65

7.5

20.04

11.87

9.27

8.06

7.39

6.99

8.0

20.28

12.13

9.56

8.36

7.72

7.34


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

#1 Agent in the Siesta Key Office for 20 Years! Family Home - West of the Trail

Elegant Equestrian Estate

Walk to Southside Village stores and restaurants. 4BR/2.5 bath home. Spacious backyard with room for pool. Excellent schools, close to Siesta Key and Downtown. Now Priced at $479,000 MLS#A3945862

Style, opulence and innovative design combine in this builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own home. 6BR/6 + baths. Positioned on 10 acres of lush pasture and preserve. Only 1.2 miles from Clark and I-75 $1,960,000 MLS#A3963036

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WITH OFFICES IN 45 COUNTRIES, PREMIER SOTHEBYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CELEBRATES ATHLETES FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN THE TIME-HONORED OLYMPIC GAMES

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Brand New Siesta Key bay front home on magical 1 acre lot with dock, lift and infinity pool

701 Treasure Boat Way - $1,390,000 Elegant Siesta Key Mediterranean home on the Grand Canal, built in 2004 with over 3,300 sf

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Bird Key deep sailboat water, 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122; dock & lift, 3,100+ sq. ft. 3 bedrooms/3 baths & bonus room

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Longboat Key 3 bedroom/3 bath pool home on sailboat water one block to open bay, mostly constructed in 2004

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5300 Ocean Boulevard #903- $650,000

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Gulf front condo - Beautifully remodeled 2 bedroom/2 bath with panoramic views.

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1771 Ringling Boulevard #1001 - $500,000 4555 Tuscana Drive - $429,500

Siesta Key - $469,900

2130 Sonoma Drive - $549,000

Executive 3 bed/3 bath+den pool home on lush 28,000+ sq ft lot solidly built with Ytong block construction

1257 S Portofino Drive #208 - $264,900

also sold in 2012 1245 Sea Plume Way - $1,150,000 1240 Northport Drive - $935,000 618 Owl Way - $800,000 1919 Grove Street - $745,000 757 Tropical Circle - $730,000 550 Commonwealth Drive - $670,000 5044 Faberge Place - $315,000 9393 Midnight Pass Road #401 - $300,000

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SIESTA KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD Canal Rd Sarasota Beach $378,378 Birdsong Lane Siesta Bayside Waterside S. $400,000 Tropical Circle Siesta Beach $500,000 Avenida Milano Siesta Key $535,000 SIESTA KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES NEWLY LISTED Glebe Lane Siesta Isles Unit 4 $309,000 Siesta Woods Dr Siesta Woods $479,000 Roberts Point Rd Siesta REV $509,900 Blind Pass Rod Blind Pass $1,990,000 SIESTA KEY CONDOMINIUMS SOLD South PortoďŹ no Dr #104 Siesta Harbor I $179,000 Midnight Pass Rd #220 Sunrise Cove Sec. 3 $180,000 Pass Key Rd #201 Sandy Cove II $249,000 Midnight Pass Rd #8 Moorings $260,000 Moonmist Dr #G-3 Polynesian Gardens $302,500 Midnight Pass Rd #S2 Provincial Gardens $372,500 Midnight Pass Rd #701 Pointe on Midnight Pass $495,000 Somerset Dr #11 Somerset Cove $515,000 Crescent St. Point of Rocks Terrace Add $525,000 W. Peppertree Ln #505A Peppertree Bay IV $579,000 SIESTA KEY CONDOMINIUMS NEWLY LISTED Sandy Cove Rd. #203 Sandy Cove $179,000 Midnight Pass Rd. #33 Aloha Kai Apts $239,900 Midnight Pass Rd. #203 Anchorage $350,000 Midnight Pass Rd. #PH29 Harbour Towers Yacht & Racquette $399,900 Blind Pass Rd #A209 Fishermans Cove Add $429,000

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Midnight Pass Rd. #106 Excelsior Beach to Bay 2 $439,900 Midnight Pass Rd. #213 House of the Sun $595,900 Midnight Pass Rd. #309 Casarina $599,000 Midnight Pass Rd. #304S Crescent Arms $625,000 Whispering Sands Dr #606 Whispering Sands Sec. 7 $775,000 Midnight Pass Rd. #F306 Gulf and Bay Club PH6 $969,000 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA CONDOMINIUMS SOLD 755 N. Tamiami Trail #PH02 Rennaissance I $208,000 1064 N. Tamiami Trail #1405 Broadway Promenade $235,000 1301 N. Tamiami Trail #303 Sarasota Bay Club $325,000 235 Cocoanut Ave. # 107B Marquee En Ville $475,000 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA SINGLE FAMILY HOMES NEWLY LISTED 1655 Laurel St. Pos Corr $699,000 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA CONDOMINIUMS NEWLY LISTED 1268 11th St. #2303 Broadway Promenade $139,900 1100 Imperial Dr #405 Bays Bluff Apts Sec 1 $272,900 1990 Main St #13 Cityscape at Courthouse Centre $329,900 1771 Ringling Blvd #PH206 Rivo at Ringling $1,189,000 ST. ARMANDS AND BIRD KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD 125 Seagull Lane Bird Key $450,000 315 S. Washington Dr SA Div J. Ringling Estates $1,600,000 133 S. Blvd. of Presidents SA Div J. Ringling Estates $2,100,000 343 S. Blvd. of Presidents Lido Beach Div. B $2,150,000 364 W. Royal Flamingo Dr Bird Key $4,700,000 ST. ARMANDS AND BIRD KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES NEWLY LISTED 523 N. Spoonbill Dr Bird Key $725,000 423 S. Polk Dr Lido Beach $975,000

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SarasotaForeclosures.com Benjamin Franklin Dr 2F Lido Regency $255,900 Benjamin Fraklin Dr #307 Lido Beach Club $435,000 LONGBOAT KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD Cutter Lane Country Club Shores Unit 2 $550,000 Bayou Lane Bay Isles Unit 7 $729,500 Fair Oaks Ct Queens Harbour $1,025,000 LONGBOAT KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES NEWLY LISTED Fair Oaks Lane Queens Harbour $1,875,000 LONGBOAT KEY CONDOMINIUMS SOLD Sands Point Rd $7301 Inn on the Beach PHIII $225,000 Bayport Way #605 Bayport Beach and Tennis Club $325,000 Gulf of Mexico Dr #203 Promenade $400,000 Gulf of Mexico Dr #105 Beachplace III $460,000 Harbourside Dr. #413 Fairway Bay 2 PH1 $587,000 Harbour Links Circle #10 Bay Isles $655,000 Sanctuary Dr #A201 Sanctuary III $1,300,000 Gulf of Mexico Dr #114 Villa di Lancia PH1 $1,375,000 LONGBOAT KEY CONDOMINIUMS NEWLY LISTED Twin Shores Blvd Twin Shores Mobile Home Park $126,000 Harbourside Dr #452 Fairway Bay 2 PH1 $379,900 Gulf of Mexico Dr #307 Seaplace VI $495,000 Gulf of Mexico Dr #3-F Aquarius Club $595,000 Gulf of Mexico Dr #228 Tangerine Bay Club $825,000 Gulf of Mexico Dr #209 Promenade $829,000 Harbourside Dr #314 Marina Bay $865,000 Longboat Club Rd #1102N Longboat Key Towers $879,000 Longboat Club Rd #1101N Longboat Key Towers $1,599,000

*Based on information compiled from the Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. for the period of 7/24/2012 thru 7/31/2012. This information may or may not include all listed, expired, withdrawn, pending or sold properties of one or more members of the Mid Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

185 Sabal Ln #D5787626 $1,999,900 Ellen Baker & Michael Hollenbeck

Englewood 941-473-7750 941-268-4999

1572 Harbor Dr #A3962705 Kelly Quigley

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-9954

473 E Macewen Dr #A3956327 $1,749,000 Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-928-3441

4561 Tuscana Dr #A3963265 Gloria Totti-Cervoni

$749,900

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-544-7746

5750 Midnight Pass Rd # 607E #A3963095 $645,000 Kristina Talkie & Judy Arreola

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-266-8658

8037 Via Fiore #A3958077 Julie Jordan

$629,000

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-504-7414

398 Lansbrook Dr #N5775207 Susan Brooker

$510,000

Venice 941-493-2500 941-223-6055

8488 Woodbriar Dr #A3963414 Lorraine Neal

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-350-0997

936 Dawn St #N5776878 Jackie Kennedy

$475,000

Venice 941-485-5421 941-266-4074

$1,995,000

$489,000

1441 Rebecca Ln Sarasota Linda Dickinson 941-350-3304

#A3956954

$3,975,000 941-966-8000

277 S Polk Dr Phyllis Garfinkel

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$2,475,000 941-951-6660

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5966 Midnight Pass Rd # G-84 #A3952558 $410,000 Rudy Dudon

Siesta Key 4282 Gillot Blvd 941-349-3444 #D5788465 941-234-3991 Mercedes Skidmore

$345,000

Port Charlotte 941-473-7750 941-716-5406

8314 Nice Way #A3962455 Joyce Naegele

$329,000

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-586-7959

1290 Flying Bridge Ln #A3962458 Barbara E Gahry

$299,000

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-586-3936

2468 Arugula Dr #C7035856 Fernando Pettineroli

1608 Stickney Point Rd # 1 #A3942906 $280,000 Gary Stephens

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-685-8131

3660 Kingston Blvd #A3955778 Pam Sweeney

$279,900

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-266-9622

1400 Tarpon Center Dr # 116 Venice #A3946358 $275,000 941-966-8000 Peggy Wellman & Linda M. Page 941-374-0811/941-302-1955

2132 Hyde Park Cir #A3963595 Joan Boltax

$254,000

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-350-6390

6020 Midnight Pass Rd # 33 #A3963579 $239,900 Carol Thomas

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-349-3444

2620 Golden Poinciana Pl #A3960570 $200,000 Robert Moffatt

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-232-3370

1428 Colony Pl #A3963530 Pamela Charron

$180,000

Venice 941-951-6660 941-993-3388

22 Sandy Cove Rd # 203 #A3963431 Annemarie Boerner

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-350-9408

801 Islamorada Blvd # 24C #C7034976 $110,000 Jennifer Calenda

Punta Gorda 941-505-5555 941-916-0798

$297,000

North Port 941-639-0000 941-275-9111

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517 S Shore Dr Osprey Susan Noah 941-468-9286

Veranda Beach Club verandabeachclub.com 800.411.5511 White Sands of Longboat whitesandsoflongboat.com #A3955284 $1,499,000 800.230.2428 941-966-8000

$179,000

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Osprey 941-780-2245

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$1,049,000 941-349-3444

211 Tremont Ln #A3948636 Kelly McKay

Sarasota $12,500 941-552-4200

208 Wexford Pl # 147 #N5776855 Ann Mcavoy

Venice $1,900 941-485-5421

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