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by Roger Drouin | City Editor

Connectivity Two U.S. 41 roundabouts are close to getting a green light, and another eight are in the works to ‘round out’ Sarasota’s bayfront connectivity plan.

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+ Circus Sarasota unveils offices Circus Sarasota held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to showcase the completion of the newly renovated administrative offices Wednesday, Sept. 19. The renovations were made possible by a $75,000 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. Circus Sarasota acquired the management of the Sailor Circus program last October, and the two are now united in one location.

Traffic lights may soon become a rarity along a three-mile bayfront stretch of U.S. 41 as Sarasota drivers become acquainted with a different kind of traffic control. Two multi-lane roundabouts on U.S. 41, at 10th and 14th

streets, are close to fruition, with $11 million in funding already set aside and awaiting a green light for construction that could start as early as 2014. This pair of roundabouts would be the first two in a $100 million network that calls for eight additional

circular intersections to replace traffic lights along the bayfront — a total of 10 roundabouts within Roger Drouin a three-mile stretch of U.S. 41. The intersection at 10th Street Proponents say the chain of and U.S. 41 is one of the first roundabouts will do more than that will see a roundabout as part of a $100 million project to add SEE TRAFFIC / PAGE 6A the features along the bayfront.

+ Rock out against leukemia Seventeen-year-old John “P.J.” Combs was recently the center of attention at a benefit held in his honor at the Farm Bureau on Palmer Boulevard. After being diagnosed with leukemia, a benefit was thrown to raise money to support him. Several bands performed, and guests enjoyed a bounce house, food and drink. Combs also received a guitar signed by Dickey Betts.

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Casie Helriggle, 11, wore her heart on her face at the 2012 Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk Saturday, Sept. 22, at Payne Park. More than 1,500 people took part in the walk, which brought in more than $157,000. For more photos, see page 10A.

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+ Temple Emanu-El holds food drive Temple Emanu-El is collecting food as part of its High Holy Days food drive. Members were given empty grocery bags after Rosh Hashanah services Sept. 17 and were asked to collect food by Yom Kippur, Sept. 26. Last year’s food drive collected 3,675 pounds of non-perishable food, which was donated to All Faiths Food Bank. Last year’s food was enough to provide 6,705 meals, and Rabbi Elaine Glickman says she hopes to surpass those numbers this year.


by Roger Drouin | City Editor

Mooring field makeover complete After delays, a 99-acre mooring field becomes the 11th managed mooring field in the state. During the active storm season of 2004, several boats moored on the city’s bayfront broke free and crashed into other vessels. One of the anchorless boats collided

into the docks in front of Golden Gate Point condos. Then, again during Tropical Storm Debby, wind and waves broke at least seven boats free,

uprooting trees and ripping the sidewalks on shore at Bayfront Park. A long-planned mooring project designed to prevent that from happening was recently completed.

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A pump-out boat will remove sewage from boats moored in the new SEE MOORING / PAGE 7A mooring field.

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walk about By Roger Drouin | City Editor

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Sidewalk improvements slated completed this fall, work will likely start in late spring, said Stancel. This first phase of the Main Street sidewalk-improvement project will take an estimated four to six weeks to complete. Conceptual plans could change, but city planners say current renderings depict what the expanded sidewalk areas, or bulbouts, will look like. As bulbouts are constructed, lampposts will be repainted, and brighter light bulbs will be installed in the lamps. In front of C’est La Vie, an area of unused asphalt adjacent to parking spaces will be replaced with brick pavers to match the existing sidewalk café area in front of the restaurant. Further west, the sidewalk and café area in front of Pastry Art will be expanded around existing trees. The area in front of Gator Club will see the largest increase in sidewalk space, with an additional 545 square feet of pavers. A seldom-used right-turn lane on Main Street will be abandoned to make way for the expanded sidewalk. The $1.9 million improvement project will remove a total of 12 parking spaces, including the three spaces removed during the first phase of improvements, in favor of adding wider sidewalks. Ron Soto, owner of Soto’s Optics and president of the newly formed Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association, said he remains opposed to any sidewalk improvements that eliminate parking. “The No. 1 problem downtown is parking,” Soto said. Soto wants to see a parking garage on State Street built before the city moves forward with changes to Main Street that

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An upcoming $1.9 million project will widen sidewalks throughout the heart of Main Street, from Palm to Goodrich avenues. The total project encompasses three phases of improvements — of which the first could begin this fall or late spring. Overall, 12 parking spaces will be removed in favor of adding wider sidewalks on Main Street. The largest phase of work would replace diagonal parking spaces on the north side of lower Main Street with parallel spaces, freeing up even more space for sidewalk expansion — that side will gain eight feet of sidewalk space. The original proposal called for brick pavers on both Main Street and the sidewalks from Bayfront Drive to Orange Avenue’s historic district, along with converting angled parking to parallel parking. But, as a compromise with business owners who didn’t want to see parking disappear, the plan to change parking on the south side of Main Street was scrapped. Merchants also spoke out against the brick pavers, so that portion of the project was also removed from the plans. By October, the city will hold public workshops to discuss the improvement with residents and merchants. Commissioner Terry Turner said the roundabouts planned for U.S. 41 and downtown are designed to work in tandem with the sidewalk-improvement project. “This is all part of the connectivity concept,” Turner said, “to make Sarasota a more remarkable, walkable city.”

The Civil Service Board voted unanimously last week to reinstate Officer Jay Childers.

remove parking spaces. Soto was glad, however, to hear that the city might delay construction of the first phase until the spring.

After hearing two days of testimony, the city’s Civil Service Board voted unanimously Sept. 20 to reinstate police officer Jay Childers to the department. The officer will receive almost three years of back pay. In 2009, Childers was suspended and was terminated from his job as the result of an investigation into an incident in which he was caught on video allegedly kicking a handcuffed Guatemalan immigrant. “There is a reason I fought this (termination) for three years,” Childers said in an interview after hearing the board’s decision. Childers, who had been an officer for nine years prior to his 2009 termination, hugged his mother after hearing the decision. Part of the argument in defense of Childers was that he used the appropriate force in the situation. Juan Gomez-Perez was under arrest for being intoxicated and disorderly downtown. According to testimony from Demetrios Konstantopoulos, who was on scene when Childers brought Gomez-Perez into the police department, it seemed like Childers used a push or shove — not a kick — and was trying to keep Gomez-Perez from falling over, and keeping him from spitting on Childers and other officers. Ken Shelin, former city commissioner and a member of the Civil Service Board, said he changed his mind on the second day of the hearing, after hearing Konstantopoulos’ testimony. He eventually voted to reinstate Childers.


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The first phase of a $1.9 million streetscape improvement including wider, brick-paved sidewalks, are coming soon to some of the busier pedestrian stretches of Main Street, specifically in front of Gator Club, Pastry Art and C’est La Vie. This first phase of the sidewalk-improvement project comes in at a slice of the projects total cost — $150,000 of the $1.9 million total — but will alter the look of mid-Main Street and add sidewalk café space. In April, the commission reached a consensus to tentatively move forward with plans to help the DID pay for its $1.9 million Main Street project through a $1.5 million internal loan that is repayable to the city over a 15-year term. Three parking spaces will be removed during the first phase of work, while more than 1,100 square feet of sidewalk and café space will be added to those three sections of Main Street. Jeff Cheng, a downtown regular, looks forward to the expanded sidewalk in front of Pastry Art Café. “I love outdoor seating,” Cheng said. When construction will start is still undecided. Although work could begin in early October, city planners worry that might cause construction disruptions during peak tourist season in a commercial area that has seen its fare share of recent construction. City commissioners will discuss the project’s start date at their Oct. 1 meeting. “It is cutting it close, and we would rather err on the conservative side,” said City Planner Steve Stancel. If sidewalk improvements are not

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The first phase of the Main Street sidewalk improvement will change the look of mid-Main Street for those on foot.

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high hopes by Roger Drouin | City Editor

By Loren Mayo | Black Tie Editor

Merchants see green for State Street garage Merchants propose a public garden setting with a pavilion-type roof made of solar panels.

Alyssa Currier places a paper birthday crown on Henrietta Daytz’s head.

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Sarasota resident Henrietta Daytz will celebrate her 100th birthday with her family and friends at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Marina Jack. Henrietta Daytz tiptoes through the door of Girls Incorporated with her lips painted a dazzling shade of ruby red and her blond hair swept up beneath her favorite black hat. Her ears are decorated with gold-and-white earrings and her neck with a strand of white beads. As she settles onto a red couch, a swarm of girls makes a beeline into the room. They immediately join Daytz on the couch — fighting over who gets to sit closest — and present her with a blue, pink and gold birthday crown made of paper flowers crested with peace signs in honor of her 100th birthday. While everyone is still beaming, Henrietta prepares to read a book to the girls, which she does nearly every week during the summer. “It’s not easy turning 100,” Daytz says. “There are many limitations. You don’t have the change of life at 45 — it’s when you lose your wheels and independence.” Daytz never thought of getting old. She lived in Palm Beach before moving 30 years ago to Sarasota. She played golf and tennis at the local country club, lunched with her girlfriends and attended fashion shows. But Daytz and her friend, Gert Weisman, decided they weren’t interested in sitting around the pool during the day and needed something else to fill their time. They decided to open a dress shop. “We called it ‘New and Nearly New,’” Daytz says. “Women in Palm Beach are very high style and fashionable, and you don’t wear the same dress twice. When we opened that shop, the

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99 — Henrietta Daytz’s age (but not for long) 87 — age she began volunteering 66 — years she was married 13 — great-grandchildren 5 — grandchildren 3 — volunteer jobs 2 — children 1 — birthday card from President Obama 1 — birthday card from the COO of Dollar Tree girls came in like caterpillars and went out like butterflies.” When Daytz moved to Sarasota, she didn’t know a soul. “It was through the Longboat Key Club that I met my friends, and they are all gone,” Daytz says. She began volunteering at age 87 and is going on 14 years reading to students at Southside Elementary. In addition to Girls Inc., where she has volunteered for eight years, and Southside, she also volunteers at the Senior Friendship Centers. Through her volunteer work, Daytz has become known for her coined phrases, which Kay Mathers, interim executive director of Girls Inc., calls “nuggets of wisdom.” Daytz uses phrases such as, “There is no such thing as a second

first impression,” and “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” The two met about six years ago when Daytz made one of her weekly visits. “Ms. Henrietta had been coming in long before I was there,” says Mathers. “Angie Stringer called and told me to take good care of her. I had just lost all of my grandparents.” “And you were pregnant,” Daytz adds. “I remember saying my grandparents were never as sharp as Ms. Henrietta,” Mathers says. “She said, ‘Let’s go to lunch.’” “I liked you when you were pregnant, and I said, ‘You’re so beautiful,’” Daytz says. “So we started lunching,” Mathers says. “I never had anyone I lunched with like Ms. Henrietta. I’m very proud. The COO (Gary Philbin) of Dollar Tree sent Ms. Henrietta a letter congratulating her on her birthday and wants to have lunch with her to celebrate. The president (Obama) sent her a letter as well.” Then, as per usual, Daytz returns to talking about her volunteer work. “When I read, I always hold the book and they snuggle up,” Daytz says. “The idea that somebody cares enough to sit beside the girls and cares to listen, they don’t get that. I’d like to keep going as long as I can. I can’t do all of the things I used to do, but what I do, I love. That’s important, and it’s returned.”

ONLINE: Southside Elementary Principal Steve Dragon serenades Henrietta Daytz with a birthday song.

Two downtown merchants have a growing idea for a specific part of the new State Street parking garage — or the roof, to be exact. This concept is still a green idea, but Forrest Shaw, owner of Pastry Art, and John Anderson, co-owner of MoZaic, envision a concept that would offer a roof system with solar panels and maybe even a public parkspace where a smaller midweek Sarasota Farmers Market could be held or outdoor movie nights could be hosted. Shaw has been talking to other merchants about the concept, and he plans to pitch it to city officials. Merchants say the rooftop park would become a major draw for Sarasota. “Imagine the nice breeze and the views,” Shaw said. Shaw and Anderson note that there is a lack of space for outdoor events. Main Street’s Selby Five Points Park is surrounded by residential buildings and has become more of a passive park, Shaw said. And closing Main Street for events has drawbacks. “What downtown is missing is a square or commons,” Shaw said. “I think it’s a great idea,” said Tre Michel, co-owner of State of the Arts Gallery across from the proposed parking garage. “I like the idea of greenspace and a park on the roof. I think that would draw interest as a unique attraction. It would be a magnet.” “I think the concept sounds great,” said Phil Pagano, operations manager of the Sarasota Farmers Market, who had not heard of the concept before he was asked to comment Wednesday. However, the Saturday Farmers Market does so well, in part, because it happens on the street, and it might be a challenge for all of the 85 vendors to get their produce and other items to the top deck, Pagano said. “To bring the whole market up there, logistically it would be tough to do something like that,” Pagano said. But Pagano said one possible option would be a smaller, abbreviated mid-week farmers market on the top of the parking garage during the busier winter months. The farmers market board would have to discuss any concepts before it could happen. The rooftop park would provide a venue for other events and could resolve problems associated with outdoor events that close Main Street. When Main Street is closed and cars can’t park, some residents and tourists are dissuaded from coming downtown, said Anderson. Events

held at a rooftop park setting would eliminate the need to close Main Street. “It would be an attraction and revenue generator,” Anderson said. “It could be used year-round.” Anderson envisions a wall of impact glass around the top deck of the garage, instead of a concrete wall. City Manager Tom Barwin wants to hear more about the merchants’ concept for solar panels. Barwin was manager of the Village of Oak Park, Ill., in 2011 when the village built a parking garage with 95 kilowatts worth of solar panels. Those panels were paid for in large part by a $565,000 state grant. “On a sunny day, we would meter power back to the grid,” Barwin said. Taking into account the state grant, the panels were expected to return the city’s investment in about 15 years, according to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times. In 2010, the city reached an agreement with Pineapple Square, when it acquired the 43,700-square-foot lot on which the city is required to build at least a 300-space parking garage within four years. The city must have the garage built by February 2015. The city’s parking master plan in 2005 also identified the State Street lot as a priority designation for a garage. The site is currently home to a 139-parking-space lot. The city will begin seeking proposals Oct. 1 from prospective firms for the designing and construction of the garage and commercial space. The city has set aside $7.29 million in tax-increment financing for the project. City Commissioner Terry Turner said he would be open to considering the possibility of adding rooftop solar panels, if grants are available, but he doubts that designing park space and solar panels on the roof is feasible financially. Turner, who had questioned the need for a garage, says the city needs to build one because of its contractual agreement with Pineapple Square. But Turner wants to see the city build the least-expensive structure possible at that location. While current estimates put the cost of the proposed garage at the budgeted $7.29 million, Turner said a smaller garage with fewer parking spaces could be built for about $5 million. Turner said he is skeptical that federal or state grants will be available for solar panels. “Most of the grant money around the world for solar panels is drying up,” Turner said “There was a lot of that going around a few years ago.”

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Some downtown merchants hope the city will build park space atop the new State Street Garage. Greenspaces similar to the one above, in Singapore, are being built on urban buildings all over the world.


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Sarasota residents will get a chance to meet the five semifinalists for police chief at a community event Friday, Oct. 5. The city has scheduled a meet and greet for 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The event is open to the public. On Sept. 14, City Manager Tom Barwin narrowed the list of candidates from 13 to five. The short list for the police chief position includes: · Gregory Anderson, Oak Forest, Ill., police chief · Bernadette DiPino, Ocean City, Md., police chief · Salvatore Ruggiero, Tampa police major (retired) · Mark Teunis, Clearwater Support Services commander · Tonya Vincent, Richmond, Va., deputy police chief

 Regular City Commission Meeting – 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, City Commission Chambers, 1565 First St., Sarasota.  St. Armands Neighborhood Association Meeting – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, St. Armands Fire Station, 47 N. Adams Lane.  Central Park Neighborhood Association Meeting – 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, Central Park II Clubhouse, 850 S. Tamiami Trail.  Development Review Committee – 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1565 First Street, Room 112, City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota.  Sarasota Planning Board – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, City Commission Chambers, 1565 First St., Sarasota.

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A 160-plus room boutique hotel planned for a vacant parcel of cityowned land would include a second floor pedestrian bridge connecting the hotel to the adjacent recently constructed public parking garage on Palm Avenue. A draft of a development agreement shows a hotel complete with luxury rooms, a destination restaurant, pool deck and business meeting rooms. The whole project will be tied into Sarasota’s arts-and-cultural theme and cater to tourists who want to stay at a four-star hotel. City commissioners are slated to review the proposal for the development agreement Monday.

+ Visit Sarasota County names new board Visit Sarasota County announced the board of directors for the 2013 year. Visit Sarasota County supports the tourism industry in Sarasota County by providing marketing programs and promotions. The Board of Directors Executive Committee is comprised of the following individuals: chair, Paige Hartmann, innkeeper at The Inn on Siesta Key; vice chair, Maria Bankemper, general manager of Best Western Plus — Gateway to Siesta Key Hotel; and treasurer, Michael Klauber, proprietor of Michael’s On East.


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Local boy’s wish comes true with Disney cruise Three-year-old Caleb Gay was diagnosed with a mild form of cerebral palsy when he was 8 months old. After returning from a Make-a-Wish Disney cruise, the Gay family reflects on the experience. Looking at 3-year-old Caleb Gay, it would be hard to tell that he is anything other than a normal, happy child. He loves music, pirates and all things Disney, and after overcoming a bit of shyness, he’s quick to greet newcomers with an action-figure peace offering. It’s hard to imagine that, not long ago, Caleb was undergoing surgery because of a mild form of cerebral palsy. At 8 months old, Caleb started having what are known as subclinical seizures, which don’t have many visible symptoms. To the untrained eye, they can go unnoticed easily, but having experienced the same types of seizures as a child, Caleb’s father, Roger, knew the signs all too well. Roger Gay and his wife, Christine, took Caleb to the hospital, where doctors did blood work and recommended that Caleb see a pediatrician. The seizures continued throughout the course of the next few days, and when he experienced four in one day, the family decided to take Caleb to All Children’s Hospital, in St. Petersburg. CT scans and MRIs revealed that Caleb had a bleed on his brain, and he was taken straight into the intensive-care unit. “It was like every parent’s worst nightmare,” says Roger Gay of the discovery. Born six weeks premature with his twin brother, Christian, surgeons feared that performing sur-

with balance. Because of the location of Caleb’s bleed, he lost much of the function in his left arm and hand, as well as some of his language skills, but his parents say that his physical therapy is helping significantly. “The results have been tremendous,” says Roger Gay. “We’re fortunate that it happened so early, because it’s much easier for a brain to rewire at such a young age. And technology has come a long way. When I had my surgery, it was almost experimental.”

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Caleb’s mother, Christine, has been a volunteer with the MakeA-Wish Foundation for nearly Nick Friedman Christine and Roger Gay sit with their twin sons, Caleb and Christian, eight years, but she says she never imagined she’d be on the receivshortly after their Make-A-Wish Disney cruise. ing end of its services. gery to repair the bleed would be since the surgery. He takes mediAfter becoming familiar with too risky for Caleb’s 8-month-old cation to help control his seizures, the program through Roger Gay’s body. Instead, he was treated with although his parents say they employer, Christine began volmedication and routine MRIs, still happen “without rhyme or unteering as a wish granter, visand the bleed shrank significantly reason,” and he undergoes daily iting the homes of children who until about a year later, when doc- bouts of physical therapy to help were selected to have their wish tors noticed it was growing. Once regain muscle function. granted. Because she was already The bleed on Caleb’s brain was familiar with the requirements, again, the family was faced with caused by what are known as she submitted Caleb’s applicathe decision of surgery. “I asked the doctor, father-to- cavernous malformations on the tion, which was approved. The father, what he would do in the brain, which are associated with only thing left to do was choose situation,” remembers Roger Gay. milder cases of cerebral palsy. his wish. with these - I “It’s very important to Make-A“He said we should go ahead with Roger Gay was born LBK - 2010 same malformations, but he Wish that the wish is the child’s, the surgery.” - 2010 didn’t experience aLBK bleed until- I and not the parents’,” says Chrismuch later in childhood, which tine Gay. road to recovery Now 3 years old, Caleb’s condi- made his recovery much slower. For the Gays, the choice was an tion has improved significantly He says he still has some issues obvious one: a Disney cruise.

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“We’re all Disney fanatics,” says Roger Gay. “Caleb loves the characters. He loves singing along to the videos. He’ll turn anything into a microphone.” Late last month, Caleb was granted his wish. For five days, the family enjoyed an all-expenses paid Disney cruise, on which Caleb and Christian were able to meet their favorite Disney characters, dress as pirates and enjoy a week of relaxation. “He was a little overwhelmed the first day,” says Christine Gay. “But, he loved it. He’s still talking about it.” As the family settles back into its normal routine, they are grateful for the opportunity to grant Caleb’s wish, and they are optimistic about his continuing recovery. “We’re hoping he gains all his strength back,” says Roger Gay. “We’re taking it a day at a time. If he recovers anything like I did, he’ll be just fine.”

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Turner hopes the two roundabouts between 10th and 14th streets will spur long-planned redevelopment efforts in that area. “We won’t be able to redevelop the North Trail as long as it is an unpleasant place to be and traffic goes by at 50 mph,” Turner said. “We have to change that.” Conceptual plans illustrate a wide expanse of landscaped median before and after the roundabouts, a wide sidewalk on the east side of the road and a multiuse sidewalk parallel to the west side of roadway. The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization has set aside a total of $11 million for the first two roundabouts in its 2012 Transportation Improvement Program, including $4.4 million in city funding to pay for right of way purchases. In the long run, the $100 million cost is an investment, Turner said. According to Turner, the $100 million price tag is comparable to the cost of maintenance that would be required on U.S. 41 if the traffic signals were left as they are over 25 years. In addition to the first pair of roundabouts on U.S. 41, four others on the major north-south thoroughfare have received par-



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In the meantime, members of the roundabout advocacy group US41 Momentum are gathering support for the entire network of roundabouts. They’ve met with city and county commissioners, as well as neighborhood associations and, more recently, City Manager Tom Barwin. But Rod Warner, a Sarasota resident and member of US41 Momentum, thinks the greatest motivator for its vision will be experiencing the roundabouts firsthand. “We believe once 10th and 14th are open and the public sees how smoothly it is working and how much of an improvement it is with the greenery and aesthetics, that will create momentum,” Warner said. City Commissioner Terry Turner, an advocate of the city’s connectivity plan, ensured that the roundabout projects were a funding priority and said the first pair will be a litmus test for the grander roundabout vision. Turner said that the intersections at Gulfstream Avenue and U.S. 41 and Fruitville and U.S. 41, in particular, handle a greater flow of traffic, and he would like to see how the pair of roundabouts a little further north work before construction starts on the proposed circles at the busier intersections. “I’m not comfortable doing those other roundabouts until we see how those work at 10th and 14th,” Turner said. “I think they will work, but I want to see how those work on the ground.” Turner cites a study that shows that the circles slow motorists’ speed but keep them headed to their destination in the same amount of time, because drivers are constantly moving as opposed to stopping and starting. The study showed that a motorist heading from Longboat Key

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TRAFFIC / FROM PAGE 6A tial or complete funding. So far, about $8 million in city funding, collected from impact fees, is earmarked for the roundabout planned at U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road. The developer of the nowdefunct Sarasota Bayside project also transferred land to the city that will be used to construct the Fruitville roundabout. US41 Momentum’s more ambitious goal is to foster an accelerated construction timeline that would minimize the impact of construction delays for the roundabouts at Sixth Street, 10th Street, 14th Street and Fruitville Road. That effort would require two things: compressing the FDOT construction calendar for those major roundabouts so that they are built within the 2014-2015 fiscal year and motivating city officials to borrow the additional money needed from the state to speed up the work. In that case, the FDOT would return the borrowed funding back to the city.

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Over the past few years, former Longboat Key Mayor Lee Rothenberg, along with other officials on Longboat, protested the chain of roundabouts, in particular the roundabout at U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue. “There is a significant amount of traffic that goes through that intersection and goes south,” Rothenberg said. “And what Longboat people have been scared to death of

is that a roundabout there will slow down traffic and cause problems for people trying to get to the South Trail.” Rothenberg is also concerned about how pedestrians would have to cross the roundabouts. He said while was mayor he experienced a few debates with Sarasota officials who were proponents of the roundabouts. “We’ve gone ’round and ’round,” Rothenberg said. Rothenberg worries that the roundabouts on 10th and 14th streets will clear the way for the other eight proposed on U.S. 41, one of which is already fully funded. “You are opening the door to another roundabout every quarter-mile,” Rothenberg said. But Warner points to Clearwater, where, after a multilane roundabout was installed, many of the same residents who initially opposed the project eventually voiced support for additional roundabouts in the city. That roundabout was one of the first of its size in the United States. “They began petitioning City Hall for more,” Warner said. And not all Longboat Key residents oppose the roundabouts. John Wild, a former Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board member, said he was skeptical at first. As a former mayor of Wildwood, Miss., he was involved in the effort to construct a roundabout there but was prepared to have it removed if it didn’t work.

“It was a split vote, and as mayor, I said we should go for it,” Wild said. “And I think I made the right decision, because there have not been any accidents there. It hasn’t caused any problems at all there.” Warner also said he has spoken with tourists at the Sarasota Farmers Market. When he tells them about the city’s vision for roundabouts, some have asked, “You mean you are just now doing these?” And, as far as the roundabouts causing issues for pedestrians, Warner and other advocates are also pushing for a pedestrian-friendly crossing on U.S. 41 between Fruitville Road and Gulfstream Avenue. That crossing would be built directly between two roundabouts, thus, motorists would be traveling slowly enough to give tourists leaving the RitzCarlton, Sarasota, for instance, a chance to cross safely. The crossing, they say, would be another aspect of the overall vision for connectivity. “Right now, you take your life in your hands when you try to cross there,” Warner said. As city and state officials pull together the necessary funding and the planning process continues, the presence of roundabouts is looking more like a reality. “When we say ‘proposed,’ we don’t mean this is just an idea,” Turner said. “This an ongoing effort that started five years ago, and assuming the sequence of city commissioners continues to support this project, it will go on.”

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field rates and the cost of required insurance. Monthly mooring rates start at $250. Right now, those boaters are anchored in the mooring field for free. “I know a few who are staying, but not many,” said Schenk, a former shrimp boat captain who lives on a sailboat on the bayfront. Now that the project is complete, it ends two decades of controversy. The city has wrestled for 20 years with the concept of a mooring field off City Island, after trying to decide how to establish a field that many local boaters vigorously opposed. The city has grappled with a way to provide a secure anchorage and set up a method of disposing of waste from the moored boats. There were instances of sewage and trash reaching shore, including a portable toilet washing ashore once. “The whole goal was to eliminate that problem,” said Sam Chavers, harbormaster at Marina Jack. The heavy-duty moorings are designed to prevent boats from breaking free during storms. “Sarasota police have removed more than 100 vessels, at taxpayers’ expense, from local shorelines in the past years, and engineered moorings are a step in the right direction to cure this problem,” said Sarasota Police Marine Capt. Bruce King. During an interview Friday, Chavers pointed to a photo that showed how contractors installed the steel beam into the bay’s seafloor. A specially-designed load dampening rope connects mooring balls to the steel beam anchor. J.R. Ekins, who has lived on a 42foot houseboat on the bayfront for eight years, said he thinks the new mooring field will prevent boats from breaking loose during storms. “I was the first guy on the waiting list,” Ekins said about the new mooring field.

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Behind the amendments It happens every two years. Florida’s general election ballots overflow with proposed constitutional amendments. This year is no different. There will be 11 proposed state constitutional amendments on the November ballot. And, as in most general elections, several of the proposed amendments are confusing and vaguely worded — purposely in some cases. And, like most elections, several of the proposed amendments have hidden agendas and consequences, of which voters would have no clue just by reading the wording on the ballot. Our hope over the next three 2012 weeks is to help you understand GENERAL the amendments. ELECTION To be sure, Florida has an unusual approach to its constitution. Unlike the U.S. Constitution, which voters and federal lawmakers have amended only 17 times in 223 years, Florida’s path to amending the constitution is not overly burdensome. As a consequence, state lawmakers and special-interest groups — with voter approval — constantly are adding to and cluttering the state’s governing document with new constitutional laws. In fact, many of the amendments that have made it into the constitution over the past four decades should not be in the constitution; they’re more suited to be part of Florida’s statutes. This year’s list of 11 proposed amendments is no different. Why do lawmakers and special-interest groups seek the constitutional amendment route? For the power and authority of the constitution. Neither the courts nor the Legislature can overturn or change the constitution; only voters. Statutes, on the other hand, are vulnerable to judicial interpretations and lawmaker meddling. For this election, legislators initiated all of the proposed amendments. And while each of the 11 amendments required three-fifths approval in the House and Senate (both dominated by Republicans) to be placed on the ballot, behind each amendment was one or more lawmakers seeking to tilt Florida’s laws in a special way. This is what voters need to understand — the why behind the amendments. This is especially so for Amendments 1, 6 and 8 — dealing with Obamacare, abortion and religious freedom, respectively. As we present and analyze each of the 11 amendments, we’ll provide our recommendation — a “yes” or “no.” Our choice will be driven as it always is: We support amendments that will increase individual freedom; we oppose amendments that will decrease individual freedom and increase government intervention. In this first installment, we are focusing on what is likely to be the most emotionally charged and volatile issue on the ballot:

Amendment 6

Prohibition of public funding of abortions and “the construction of abortion of rights” When you read the text of this proposed amendment, it is clear it addresses two issues. The first is easy to understand — at least on the surface. But there is much more

STATE AMENDMENTS Amendment 1: Health Care Services Amendment 2: Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property-tax discount Amendment 3: State government revenue limitation Amendment 4: Property-tax limitations; property value decline; reduction for non-homestead assessment increases; delay of scheduled repeal Amendment 5: State courts Amendment 7: Removed from ballot Amendment 8: Religious freedom Amendment 9: Homestead property-tax exemption for suriviving spouse of military veteran or first responder Amendment 10: Tangible personal property-tax exemption Amendment 11: Additional homestead exemption; low-income seniors who maintain long-term residency on property; equal to assessed value Amendment 12: Appoint student body president to board of governors of the state university system

THIS WEEK’S ANALYSIS: Amendment 6 Prohibition of public funding of abortions and “the construction of abortion of rights”

“This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. “This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution.” Voters can find details on each amendment on the website of the Division of Elections, Florida Department of State: http://election. r=2012&initstatus=ALL&MadeBallot=Y&Elec Type=GEN

to it than it seems. The second part of the amendment is complicated, too, and also much more volatile. Let’s start with Part I: prohibiting the use of tax dollars to fund abortions, with six exceptions. Simple enough. And from our perspective,

THE CASTAWAY by Jorge Blanco

the first part of this amendment aligns with freedom test. Prohibiting the use of tax dollars to fund abortions is good for individual freedom. Here’s why: Flip the coin. Funding abortions with your tax dollars deprives you of the use of your money (your property) — it decreases your freedom — to provide an unearned benefit to a special class. This amendment mollifies the prochoice advocates, of course, by making six exceptions when tax dollars could be used for an abortion. But one of the primary motivations behind the first part of this amendment is to pre-empt provisions in Obamacare. Under Obamacare, states are expected to set up insurance exchanges, into which consumers can enroll for health insurance coverage. These exchanges, according to Obamacare, are allowed to offer policies that provide abortion services. Many of the people who join these exchanges are expected to be individuals and families who will receive tax dollars and subsidies to enroll. In effect, they could use some of their tax dollars for abortions. But Obamacare allows states to prohibit abortion coverage in qualified health plans offered through the exchanges. Thus, the first part of Amendment 6; it would prohibit subsidized consumers from using tax dollars for abortions. The second section of Amendment 6 is likely to generate a nuclear firestorm from pro-choice advocates over the next month. You can’t tell by its wording, but it is intended to wipe out a 23-year-old Florida Supreme Court ruling that has given Florida one of the most protective legal climates for abortion in the United States. In 1989, the Florida Supreme Court concluded in “In re T.W., A Minor,” that, because Article I, Section 23 of the Florida Constitution contains an express right of privacy, the Florida Constitution gives broader rights with respect to an abortion than the U.S. Constitution. Indeed, in legal circles on the issue of abortion, Florida is considered to have one of the strongest abortion rights in the United States. This has meant trying to regulate abortions with such laws as prior-parental consent is unconstitutional — even though the U.S. Supreme Court has previously upheld other states’ parental-consent statutes under Roe v. Wade. Thus, the proposed amendment is attempting to bring an end to the courts saying that Florida’s privacy guarantee in the Florida Constitution can provide broader or greater abortion-regulation protections than does the U.S. Constitution. The authors of this amendment want to be able to craft laws that would increase the government’s intervention in minors’ decisions about abortion. We oppose abortion. Tax dollars should not pay for it. Likewise, we oppose government intervention into individuals’ lives. Amendment 6, then, is a two-headed beast. One part supports greater freedom; one part would take it away. Pro-life advocates will support this measure. We can’t. It’s not honest with voters; there’s too much behind the words voters cannot see. We recommend: No.



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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to the cheering crowd Thursday, Sept. 20, at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Romney fires up crowd at Ringling Museum Mitt Romney spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 4,000, who braved the heat for a rally Thursday, Sept. 20, at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The Republican presidential candidate addressed issues including education, the military, health care and the budget. Romney’s speech addressed recent remarks made by President Obama regarding bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. “He said he can't change Washington from inside; he can only change it from outside,” said Romney. “I can change Washington; I will change Washington. We'll get the job done from the inside.” Romney continued to express dissatisfaction with comments made by Obama earlier this year regarding small businesses. “If you’re a small-business owner, you did build that,” said Romney. “I will never apologize for success here.”

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9 a.m. — 1100 block of University Parkway. Burglary of a Structure. A manager called police to notify them that several trailers were broken into overnight. One of the trailers was broken into using a pry tool, and the screen door on another had been cut. Several televisions were stolen.

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11:24 p.m. — 2500 block of S. Tamiami Trail. Make/Possession of Destructive Device. A person or group of people driving past a bar threw something at two men sitting by their motorcycles. The device flew above the heads of the men. It may have been a pipe bomb, but police and fire officials were unable to determine what the device was. The two men said the device appeared to be a fireball the size of a basketball when it was thrown.

Sept. 17

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Midnight — 1700 block of Waldemere Street. Theft. A resident called police to report that three of his watches had been stolen from his home. The resident told police that he last saw the watches about a year ago. He has a job overseas, he said, that keeps him away from home frequently, and between guests and contractors doing work on the home, “probably 100 people have keys to the house.” The homeowner had no idea who might have stolen the watches. There were no signs of forced entry to the home, and nothing else appeared stolen or moved.

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5:55 p.m. – 1400 block Main Street. Lodging-Out-ofDoors. A restaurant owner called police about a man sleeping on the patio and refusing to leave. Upon their arrival, officers found the man passed out on the patio and using a backpack as a pillow. The man was able to stand on his own, but was unable to make rational decisions. Officers transported him to a hospital under the Marchman Act. The restaurant owner told police he wants the man to receive a trespass warning for being on his property.


4:57 p.m. – 400 block Benjamin Franklin Drive. Unclassified. A resident called police about a dog on the beach near one of the lifeguard stands. It has been an ongoing problem, according to the resident who called. The caller refused to wait for police officers to arrive or answer further questions.


8:10 p.m. – 700 block Osprey Avenue. Strong Arm Robbery. A transient was standing next to his bicycle at Gillespie Park when two men came up to him. One of the men grabbed his bike, and when the bike owner tried to retrieve it, one of the men punched him in the mouth. The bike owner was knocked to the ground, and the two subjects walked off with his purple-and-beige mountain bike. The two men were wearing black clothing, and one had a knife.

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9:00 a.m. – 2100 Main Street. Suspicious Incident. A resident called police because of a dispute he was having with a parking-enforcement officer. The resident was upset because he thought the parking officer damaged the bumper on his Mercedes when he chalked the rear tire of the vehicle. A police officer noticed three small marks on the bumper and tried rubbing them off without success. The police officer examined the chalk stick used by the parking officer and concluded that the chalk would not be able to cause the damage. The driver, however, swore that the parking-enforcement officer caused the damage and said he had a video to prove it — although he was unable to produce the video for the officer. Photos were taken of the chalk stick and the damage to the Mercedes.




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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 17th Annual Share the Light Luncheon — takes place at 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. Hosted by Second Chance Last Opportunity, this luncheon will honor Carol PoteatBuchanan and Adam Tebrugge. Cost is $50. Call 726-3582. SCOPE Annual Celebration and Boundary Crosser Award — takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. SCOPE will celebrate the power of citizen-led change at the 11th annual event. Ringling College of Art and Design president Dr. Larry R. Thompson will be honored as the 2012 Boundary Crosser award winner. Cost is $25. Call 3658751.

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Voices United Concert — takes place at 8 p.m. at WSLR, 525 Kumquat Court. WSLR and the Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State host this event, which will feature local folk diva Mindy Simmons and the Betty Comora Jazz Ensemble. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Call 954-6469.


Daughters of the American Revolution Dinner — takes place at 6 p.m. at Laurel Oak Country Club, 2700 Gary Player Blvd. The Sara DeSoto Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will gather for a dinner to honor State Attorney Earl Moreland. Cost is $40. Call 378-3608.

22nd Annual Sarasota Blues Festival — begins at 11 a.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St. The concert will feature six national acts: Delbert McClinton, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ana Popovic, Curtis Salgado, Paul Thorn and Pett Crow. There will also be a Family Fun Zone. Tickets are $22 in advance; $27 day of show. Call 855-292-5837.

Safe Sex Halloween Bash Pre-Party — begins at 8 p.m. at Darwin’s on Fourth, 1525 Fourth St. Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is holding a preparty for its Safe Sex Halloween Bash. The pre-party will feature a guest appearance by Beneva Fruitville, a dance lesson, music by DJ Imminent and an

Cat Clicker Training — takes place from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Cat Depot, 2542 17th St. Cat Depot will host Tampa-based certified cat behaviorist Jaqueline Munera’s cat-clicker training. The first session runs from noon to 1:30 p.m., and the second runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 366-2404.

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Sept. 28 • Booker at Clewiston (7:30 p.m.)* • Cardinal Mooney vs. Clearwater Central Catholic (7 p.m.) • ODA at Evangelical Christian (7:30 p.m.)


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Riverview High junior middle hitter Carly Scarbrough wants to lead the Lady Rams back to the playoffs this season.

SARASOTA — Carly Scarbrough isn’t one to hold back her emotions. Whether it’s celebrating a point, winning a match or putting the final emphasis on a kill, the Riverview High junior middle hitter isn’t afraid to let the entire gymnasium know how she feels. “It helps fire your team up and makes you feel good,” Scarbrough said. “You should be allowed to celebrate.” Scarbrough got her first taste of celebration two years ago when she walked onto the court as a freshman for her first high school match. During the first play of the game, Scarbrough’s sister, Bree, set a perfect pass; and Scarbrough not only was awarded her first hit, but she also recorded her first kill. It’s a moment Scarbrough will always cherish, not only because it was the start of her career as one of the area’s most dominant hitters, but it also was the beginning of her final season playing alongside her sister. Scarbrough spent much of her freshman season celebrating, as the Lady

Rams finished as the district runner-up and advanced to the regional quarterfinals. Now, two years later, the Lady Rams’ team and floor captain wants to lead Riverview back to the playoffs — a feat the team missed out on last season. “I think it’ll definitely be an achievable goal,” Scarbrough said. Scarbrough began playing club volleyball when she was in seventh grade after her sister, who now plays volleyball for American University, took up the sport. Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarbrough joined the Sarasota Volleyball Academy, for which she played until last year. During her sophomore year, Scarbrough joined the Tampa United Volleyball Club, which offered Scarbrough more competition and a higher level of play. In addition to playing club volleyball, Scarbrough also competed for Team Florida as both an eighth-grader and a freshman and for Team USA last year. “I was so excited,” Scarbrough said of

competing for Team USA. “It’s always been my goal. It was really rewarding (to make it) because I worked hard at that.” Over the past three years, Scarbrough has become one of the area’s most dominant hitters — a skill she credits, in part, to a solid work ethic. “I’ve been told that I hit at a very high level,” Scarbrough said. “I’ve always been a hitter. I also have a strong volleyball IQ. I’m a very mental player, which can be a good thing and a bad thing.” Scarbrough’s dominance on the court has garnered the attention of numerous collegiate programs. Several major college programs are recruiting Scarbrough, but she has yet to decide where she wants to play. “I want to go Division I,” Scarbrough said. “I want to play at the highest level I can play. I’m leaning toward indoor (volleyball) because beach is so new, but I (don’t know) for sure. ” But, for now, Scarbrough is focused on celebrating with her teammates as much as she can this season. After a tough start to their schedule, the Lady Rams posted a 3-0 victory over rival Sarasota Sept. 17 . “Sink the Sailors,” Scarbrough said. “Every year we go out to play, we just want to beat Sarasota. It’s about school pride and definitely (honoring) the Ram name.”

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say negative things that I don’t really mean. I think that just comes from my passion for the game.

Riverview High junior wide receiver Richie James has been playing football for nine years and says he’s driven by his love for the game. Not only does the Gators fan make an impact with his athleticism, but he also has a flair for foot fashion that makes him impossible to miss. This week, he tells the Sarasota Observer about his strengths as a player and from where his signature socks originated.

What has been your proudest moment in football? Playing at the varsity level is an achievement. It’s like a dream just to be able to play.

What do you remember about your first high school game? I was really nervous. It was football on a much bigger level, and everything is different. The game speed is a lot different, so, yeah, I was nervous. I was also one of the smallest people on the field.

How does your team work together? We all have the same mindset that we want to win. We’re getting there. We’re still young — most of us are juniors. Even if we lose, if we play well, it still feels like we won. If the team just happens to be better than us, I can accept that as a loss, but if we’re not playing our best, that’s really frustrating.

control of a lot of what happens around you. When I was playing Little League, I was one of the best players on the team, and everyone expected me to make a lot of the plays. I think that leadership just kind of carried over. In what ways do you struggle? My attitude. I let it control me sometimes. I’ll yell or get frustrated, and sometimes I’ll



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How did your tradition of wearing high colorful socks start? It actually started last track season. I saw RG3 (Redskins quarterback, Robert Lee Griffin III) wearing socks, and I thought that I wanted to do that. A lot of girls will tell me, “Hey, cute socks.” Everybody loves them.

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How many different pairs do you have, and do you have a favorite? I have about 12 pairs now. I think the ones I wore against Manatee, the purple ones with stars, are my favorites.

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Hunter DeWitt connected with Shawn Bane Jr. for a 16-yard touchdown to tie the game at 28-28 and send it into overtime. Sarasota returns to action Oct. 5 in its district opener at Venice.

The St. Stephen’s volleyball team defeated The Out-of-Door Academy 25-12, 25-17, 20-25, 25-15 in a Class 3A-District 10 match Sept. 18. Lauren Maxey finished with 16 kills, and Gabby Costa added eight kills and four blocks to lead the way for the Lady Thunder. Haley Preininger had 14 perfect passes. ODA returns to district action Sept. 20 against Cardinal Mooney.

+ Cougars suffer first loss The Cardinal Mooney High football team fell to Lemon Bay 27-18 Sept. 21 for its first loss of the season. Playing without their top two running backs, Anthony Caiazzo and Demardre Patterson, the Cougars turned to the arm of sophomore quarterback Reese Vita. Vita connected with Eric Kreger for a 4-yard score and Elijah Toussaint for the two-point conversion. Alex Sobczak added a touchdown, and Blake Young kicked his fifth field goal of the season. Cardinal Mooney returns to action Sept. 28 verses Clearwater Central Catholic.

+ Lady Cougars silence Lady Thunder The Cardinal Mooney volleyball team defeated The Out-of-Door Academy 25-18, 19-25, 25-19, 26-24 in district action Sept. 20. Natalie Buffett finished with 18 kills, and Monica Costa added 19 assists, 17 digs and seven kills to lead the way for ODA. Gabriella Costa finished with 11 kills and nine blocks, and Haley Preininger had 22 assists.

+ Lady Pirates hold off Lady Sailors The Sarasota High volleyball team fell to Braden River 26-24, 27-29, 25-23, 25-18 Sept. 24. Lauren Hochstetler finished with 18 kills, and Genevieve Rowe added 11 kills and a block to lead the way for the Lady Sailors. Kendall Wild had four aces and two kills, and Emily Harding had 28 assists.

+ Sarasota boys finish fourth at North Port Invitational The Sarasota High boys cross-country team scored 88 points to finish fourth at the North Port Invitational Sept. 22. Courtland Bernard finished third in 15:58.40 to lead the way for the Sailors. Zackery Summerall finished 12th in 16:26.60, followed by Adam Bradtmueller (16th, 16:37.80), Ian Hull (19th, 16:43.20) and Warran Grajalez (29th, 17:05.10). Cardinal Mooney’s Cal Davidson Turner finished ninth (17:30.80) in the smallschool boys varsity division, and ODA’s Peter Runge was 11th in 17:45.60. Sarasota’s Angelina Grebe finished 11th (19:37.20) in the large-school girls varsity division, and Cardinal Mooney’s Grace Casagrande finished eighth (20:43.10) in the small-school girls varsity division.

The Riverview High boys swim team scored 229.5 points to finish fourth at the Tarpon Invitational Sept. 22. Sarasota finished seventh (151), followed by Booker in 14th (32) and Sarasota Christian in 16th (6). On the girls’ side, Riverview finished 11th with 43 points, followed by Booker in 13th (7) and Sarasota Christian in 15th (4.5). The Rams were without several of their top performers who were on various recruiting trips. Riverview’s Natalie Hegwein finished first in the 100 freestyle, and her brother, Karl, was first in the 100 breaststroke. Other top performers included: Riverview’s Vanessa Knoch, Rachel O’Grady and Molly Riesenber; Booker’s Grace DiMeo; and Sarasota’s Samantha Cahoone and Tess Davis.

The Sarasota High football team fell to Southeast 34-31 in overtime Sept. 21. The Sailors (2-2) took a 31-28 lead on Ian Grubb’s 25-yard field goal in overtime before Southeast found the end zone on its ensuing possession.

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Ontario Inc. sold the home at 2412 Nassau St. to Warren Coleman III, of Sarasota, for $330,000. Built in 1960, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,291 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $250,000 in 2010.

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Hanna Haklay, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 126 condominium at 1621 Boathouse Circle to Steven and Terry Bramow, of Olney, Md., for $262,500. Built in 1979, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,320 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $170,000 in 1998. Deborah Stuart, trustee, of Wentworth, N.H., sold the Unit 211 condominium at 1601 Pelican Point Drive to Lawrence and Roberta Monat, of Huntington Station, N.Y., for $220,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,216 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $255,000 in 2002.


The Northern Trust Co. sold the home at 3521 Almeria Ave. to Kent Hayes, of Sarasota, for $260,000. Built in 1953, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,677 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $110,000 in 1993.

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Estelle Estabrook sold her Unit 203 condominium at 5359 Landings Blvd. to Frank Dooley, of Sarasota, for $220,000. Built in 1987, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,775 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $230,000 in 2001.


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Andrew and LuAnne Mayer, of Hudson, Wis., sold their home at 4164 Hearthstone Drive to Robert Sloan, of Sarasota, for $244,000. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,791 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $275,000 in 2004.




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“I’m an evangelist for opera, so I would like to see Sarasota Opera further that mission and to really expand it,” Richard Russell says.

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familiar ROLE After a two-year hiatus, Richard Russell will return to Sarasota to helm the Sarasota Opera, for which he served as an apprentice artist more than 20 years ago.


n 1989 26-year-old Richard Russell came to the Sarasota Opera as an apprentice artist. His first performance with the company was in the chorus of “Rigoletto.” The same production debuted

the newly renovated Sarasota Opera House in 2008 after Russell, then working as the marketing director, had spent countless hours overseeing the marketing strategy to fund the $20 million facelift. Fittingly, “Rigoletto” will be the

production that welcomes Russell back to the Sarasota Opera in his new role — as executive director. Russell has spent the past three seasons as general director of opera at Opera New Jersey.


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“I’m very excited,” Russell says from his New Jersey office. He has missed the beach, espresso from Café Americano and pizza from Epicure. The Sarasota Opera Board of Trustees approached Russell shortly after former Executive Director Susan T. Danis resigned earlier this month to take a position as the general director and CEO of the Florida Grand Opera, in Miami. Russell’s good-standing relationship with the Sarasota Opera and its patrons was among the reasons he was sought for the position. “I developed a lot of relationships in Sarasota (as the marketing director); a lot of friends among the donors and the board,” Russell says. In 2010, after five years in Sarasota, he left the Sarasota Opera to take on a leadership position with a smaller opera company. “When we left, we really felt like we were leaving a place that felt like home to us,” Russell says. Russell began performing with the Sarasota Opera fresh out of Indiana University after earning a degree in voice performance and choral conducting. But he embraced a complete career change from 1993 to 2005 to work for Citigroup, in Manhattan, N.Y. Although banking was interesting, it wasn’t music. Russell and his wife, Cynthia, continued to visit Sarasota each year. Their visits always centered around the Sarasota Opera season. “(The quality is) the highest level, and it’s why people come back far and wide, year after year,” he says of the Sarasota Opera.


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Russell’s Rundown:

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The production of “Rigoletto” was the first Richard Russell performed in at the Sarasota Opera; this 2008 production debuted the newly renovated opera house. “Rigoletto” will kick off his first season as executive director Oct. 26. In 2005, he was ready for a transition. Russell’s friends encouraged him to try out the administrative side of performing arts, and that led him back to Sarasota Opera as the director of marketing. “One of the things that attracted me to the job (in 2005) was the fact that I knew the company was about to begin that campaign (for renovation),” he says. “I remember the opera house in 1989,” he says. This was before the balcony was open and before the lobby was renovated. It was exciting for Russell to see the space completely gutted for the renova-

tion; the flooring and seats taken away; and for them to dig the orchestra pit. “There was a lake in the middle of the orchestra pit for a while,” he laughs. But the renovation is only one of many of Russell’s Sarasota Opera memories. One of his favorites was during Sarasota Opera’s Polish production of “Halka.” Russell had collaborated with the Polish embassy to put on a mini Polish festival. When there was a mix up with a Polish couple’s tickets and they were left without seats, Russell sat them in the balcony.

“I watched tears roll down their faces during the performance,” he says. “That, to me, is the great experience of working in opera — to see people react like that.” Russell doesn’t want to change the fundamentals of the Sarasota Opera but would like to make a few changes: The pavilion building needs attention, and he is talking about expanding endowments to ensure the opera house as a mainstay for another 50 years. But Russell’s greatest desire is for more people to experience opera. “The kind of company we foster is one that is welcoming and open to everybody,” he says. To Russell,

Favorite opera: Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello” Favorite composers: Beethoven, Verdi or Puccini Favorite role ever played: Hoffmann in “The Tales of Hoffmann” Best opera ever seen: 1) “Der Rosenkavalier” at The Met with Carlos Kleiber conducting 2) “Otello” at the Sarasota Opera in 2011 First opera experience: “Carmen” by New York City Opera; Russell was 13 years old If you could play any role in any opera: Otello in “Otello” there’s nothing more exciting than the sound of the human voice in a live setting. It was during his teenage years that Russell developed his passion for opera. The well-behaved, shy boy became an extrovert on stage. “I became quite outgoing and quite fearless on stage,” he says. “It sends a spark through me.” Russell feels that same spark when he speaks to the public. “I’ve learned a lot from this job, and I plan to bring that to Sarasota Opera,” he says of his experience at the helm of Opera New Jersey.

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+ The Beatles take Sarasota for a good cause It’s your chance to see The Fabulous Four — well, almost. The Liverpool Legends are a Grammy-nominated tribute group founded by Louise Harrison, George Harrison’s older sister and a Sarasota resident. The group is playing three local shows Oct. 3 through Oct. 6, as a part of Louise Harrison’s non-profit organization, Help Courtesy Keep Music Alive. The Grammy-nominated group The Liverpool Legends Liverpool Legends partnered with area schools and provided them with charts of music of favorite Beatles’ songs to rehearse. The Liverpool Legends then perform a professional-level concert with the student choirs, bands and orchestras. Proceeds from the concert help benefit the music programs. And, for all the Beatles fanatics in Sarasota, there will be a Q&A with Louise Harrison during intermission. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Manatee High School, 902 33rd St. Court W., Bradenton; 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at North Port High School, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port; and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Booker High School, 3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota. Tickets are $25 and are available at

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Florida Studio Theatre announced its upcoming season Sept. 21. The season kicks off Oct. 17, with 1950s doo-wop production developed by Richard and Rebecca Hopkins and Jim Prosser, “Let’s Twist Again: with The Wanderers.” Following the opener is musical revue “Smokey Joe’s Café,” starting Oct. 31, which features the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Later in the season, the Mainstage series will offer “The Columnist,” “The Best of Enemies” and “In the Book Of.” And the Winter Cabaret will offer “Caribbean Soul” and “Urban Cowboys.” And, a newly renovated Gompertz Theatre will open its doors in January. The $5.6 million project began this summer.

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+ Sarasota Opera Guild is back in action The Sarasota Opera Guild met for the first time this season, Tuesday, Sept. 18. Two high school members of the Sarasota Youth Opera stopped by to serenade the group with works from their upcoming production, “Nemo in Slumberland.” There are more than 550 members of the Sarasota Opera Guild, and the group’s doors are always open to welcome new members. To find out more information and how to get involved, visit

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SPOTLIGHT by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor

International artists to perform at RIAF

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Mark Morris Dance Group

International artists have been visiting Sarasota as part of the Ringling International Arts Festival since 2009. And there’s a new crop of artists on this year’s bill Oct. 10 through Oct. 13. The festival, with acts curated by a collaboration of

Mark Morris Dance Group

the Baryshnikov Arts Center and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, celebrates world dance, music and theater. There are four events with repeating performances and a few special presentations. In addition to these exciting acts,

Film presentations

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Shantala Shivlingappa When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11; 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 Where: Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota Tickets: $10. This will be a colorful performance of classical Southern Indian dance full of complex footwork in the Kuchipudi form. The Indiaborn Parisian is known for her impressive precision, beauty and grace.

Ensemble Basiani

Ensemble Basiani When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; 2 p.m Saturday, Oct. 13 Where: Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota Tickets: $10 The Gregorian folk ensemble of men decked out in long black traditional gowns performs historic folk songs and chants. The group is part of the Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral Church choir. In its 11 years performing, the group has held more than 200 concerts in 20 different countries.

Pig Iron Theatre Co. When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 Where: Cook Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail



Phyllis Chen: toy piano When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 Tickets: $35 Sold Out Chen will make a toy piano sound like a professional instrument. The classical pianist has her doctorate from Indiana University. She will perform her own compositions using an unconventional technique.

Tickets: $10 The Pig Iron Theatre Co. can’t be categorized. It was founded in 1995 and has performed all over the world with its daring subject matter inspired by history and biography. The Philadelphia-based group refers to itself as the “dance-clown-theater ensemble” and will be sure to offer some entertainment with its avant-garde style of performance.

Opening-night performance When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 Where: FSU Center for Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail Tickets: $30 to $50 When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct 13 Where: Mertz Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail Tickets: $10 Headlining this year’s festival is Mark Morris Dance Group. The rhythmic, modern and at some points humorous dance group will perform to its eclectic house band’s music beginning at the opening-night party Oct. 10. The New York-based group, founded in 1980, has performed internationally.

there are three films that will be presented and two sold-out piano performances in the James Turrell Skyspace. As a celebration for the festival, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform at the closingnight party.

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 Where: The Museum of Art Courtyard, 5401 Bay Shore Road Tickets: $75 to $85 This group will perform at the closingnight party in the Ringling Courtyard. The New Orleans-style group has been around since 1977 and incorporates funk, bebop and R&B into traditional Louisiana sounds. The group performed at the festival 28 years ago and is coming back exactly 28 years to the day. The party will feature fireworks, food and drink, all in a New Orleans theme.

James Turrell Skyspace Performances Adam Tendler: prepared piano When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 Tickets: $35 Sold Out This piano presentation will be entertaining and educational. Tendler is known for his lecture/recitals of American music and will be presenting John Cage’s sonatas and interludes from memory.

‘Carmen and Geoffrey’ When: 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 Where: Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota Tickets: $10 This film, by Linda Atkinson and Nick Doob, is about two dancers, Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder. It follows them around the world for a two-year period. ‘Joseph Brodsky’ When: 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 Where: Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota Tickets: $10 This film, directed by Jan Andrews, is about the Nobel Prize-winning writer Joseph Brodsky. ‘Park Avenue Armory’ When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 Where: Mertz Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail Tickets: $10 This film is about the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final performances and celebrates the choreographer’s work.

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By Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor

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Booker High School students practice for their upcoming performance.

“My Country, ’Tis of Thee” floats through the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s theater as they rehearse for the production Thursday, Sept. 20.

Sarasota community presents the city’s cultural transformation B

efore the 1950s, the landscape of Sarasota was different. Mirroring many other parts of the country, there were separate beaches, separate hospitals and separate schools to segregate races. Three landmark Supreme Court cases changed that: the Dred Scott decision, Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. The Board of Education. The aim of an upcoming collaborative production called “We Are Sarasota” is to share Sarasota’s transformation, through the help of the legal system, from a segregated community to the culturally diverse city it is today. The multimedia collaboration hopes to reach the younger generation and

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promote diversity even further. The performance will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Sarasota Opera House. Booker High School students will act out narratives; lawyers and judges will tell the legal narrative; and WBTT members will enhance the stories with powerful music reflecting black heritage. And, a few other community members from various organizations will help spread the message. Local lawyer Charlie Ann Syprett and Judge Charles Williams conceived the idea with help of the Sarasota County Bar Association’s (SCBA) Diversity Committee; soon after, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Booker High School jumped on board. The main goal of the program is to educate the younger generation about how change is made through the legal system. It’s fitting that both Syprett and Williams are on the SCBA Diversity Committee. Syprett met Williams at the public defenders office in the ’80s; she was the only woman and he was the only black man at the office. Their mission is not only to educate, but to ensure the bar as-

sociation’s make up reflects the community. The first black president-elect of the Florida Bar, Gene Pettis, was sworn in in July. Pettis will attend the Oct. 2 performance of “We Are Sarasota.” Syprett said the Florida Bar has been supportive of the Diversity Committee. “We’re considered the gold standard of the diversity committees across the state … we received a coveted grant from the Florida Bar to do this program,” Syprett said. But, it’s not just a “program.” As Syprett describes the end of the production, she begins to tear up. It’s moving, and it suggests why everyone was so quick to get involved. There’s been a lot of community support, including WBTT, which will “blow the roof off of the Opera House,” Syprett says. When Nate Jacobs began WBTT in 1999, he didn’t know the history of Sarasota. “The black community was astounded with how involved I was downtown,” he says. WBTT is the first and only black theater company in Sarasota/Manatee. Assistant to the artistic director Will Little has helped organize the

show and select the music that WBTT will perform. “We’re bringing our voice and our struggles into the piece to help show how the law has changed over the years to help bring equality to everyone, not just AfricanAmericans, but all individuals,” he says. Christine Jennings, friend of Syprett’s and WBTT CEO, suggests that the city has come a long way, but that there’s plenty of room to grow. “This town wants diversity — they want more of it, they’re hungry for it,” Jennings says. Booker students of all colors, races and backgrounds, a reflection of present-day Sarasota, are rehearsing to the story of educational evangelist Emma E. Booker. Booker was at the forefront of Sarasota’s civil-rights movement. In 1923, when the school superintendent told Booker, “An eighthgrade education is enough for any Negro,” she persevered. Booker began the Sarasota Grammar School, which eventually fought for a high school, Booker High School. It graduated its first class of four students in 1935. Scott Keys, acting teacher at

Booker High School, pulled historical documents and narratives to create the Booker portion of the script. “For them to hear about it, that a school like this, a department like this wouldn’t have been considered — it’s hard for them to wrap their heads around,” says Keys. Keys describes one student’s epiphany during a beach scene in which white students are sunbathing and black students are forbidden from stepping foot on the beach: “Wait, are you saying black people weren’t allowed to go to the beach?” the student asked. It was a remarkable moment for Keys as an educator.

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HIGHLIGHTS by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor

Hidden talents shine at annual contest Sarasota’s got talent — plain and simple. For the fourth year, the “Sarasota’s Got Talent” preliminaries Saturday, Sept. 22, at Plymouth Harbor made the case. There were contestants from age 5 up to the age where it’s not polite to ask. And the stage was littered with a variety of acts and talent.

The judges are all stage veterans: The Players Theatre Artistic Director Jeffery Kin; actress and former producer for The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Roberta MacDonald Turoff; business manager of Julie Rohr Academy Matt McHugh; and Cory Boyas, artistic director of SRQ Dance Inc.

It was the contest’s biggest turnout ever with more than 50 auditions in four different categories. Those performers who make it to the final round will compete at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, at the Sarasota Military Academy. For more information, visit

This year’s judges were: Cory Boyas, artistic director of SRQ Dance Inc.; Matt McHugh, business manager of Julie Rohr Academy; Roberta MacDonald Turoff, actress and former producer for The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre; and Jeffery Kin, artistic director of The Players Theatre.

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Hannah Sisson and Elise Raimon, 11, perform in a dance group.

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Joaquin Phoenix stars as Freddie Quell in “The Master.”

film >> ‘The Master’ Audiences either get director Paul Thomas Anderson’s films or they’re left reeling in the wakes they create: “The Master” is no exception. In this fiercely complex character study of two men, Anderson explores the search to belong — at any price. Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic founder of a 1950s movement called The Cause. While on a yacht accompanied by his family and devotees, Dodd discovers a stowaway on board, a World War II Navy veteran turned drifter named Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix). When he senses Quell’s vast vulnerabilities, rather than kicking him off the ship, Dodd hones in on recruiting him into his ranks. He also takes a liking to Quell’s homemade cocktails laced with paint thinner, Lysol or whatever’s on hand. Once Dodd has cleansed Quell’s toxic soul via “processing,” aka time-travel hypnosis therapy, Quell becomes a convert. Dodd’s wife, Peggy (Amy Adams), isn’t so anxious to welcome Quell into The Cause. She recognizes that his debilitating alcoholism and raging behavior could undermine their movement. Nonetheless, Dodd takes Quell on as his right-hand man. But, soon, the line between protégé and guinea pig becomes blurred as Quell realizes that Dodd is “making it all up as he goes along.”

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Anderson (“There Will Be Blood”) admits to using the beginnings of Scientology as a “backdrop” for “The Master.” There are similarities between The Cause and Scientology in recruiting, interrogations and the reliving of past events. But, he doesn’t go so far as to offend the organization. He does, however, delve into the detrimental effects associated with demanding absolute allegiance. All of that can be set aside because “The Master” is overshadowed by the beyond-incredible performances of Hoffman and Phoenix. Hoffman, known for embodying his characters (“Capote”), is exquisitely riveting as the intellectual charlatan, Dodd. His systematic sly whispers slip brilliantly into violent rants with such ease, it’s amazing to watch. His portrayal of the didactic Dodd is simultaneously slimy and sophisticated. Perfection. Phoenix (“Walk the Line”) is back from his so-called four-year retirement (thankfully) with a vengeance. His portrayal of the violently troubled and damaged Quell is positively unnerving. A hunched posture, furtive glances and slanted smirks speak volumes about his character’s rabidity. He owns this character, and you can’t take your eyes off him. It’s difficult to ascertain who’s the master in “The Master.” Anderson has crafted a visually arresting (shot in 70mm) and thought-provoking piece of filmmaking, worthy of vast recognition. Hoffman and Phoenix will, most likely, be contending for Best Actor Oscar at next year’s Academy Awards. All three are complicitous in having created a masterpiece. — Pam Nadon

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by Molly Schechter | Food Editor

An annual visit with an old friend C

ome this time of year, I renew acquaintance with a recipe that I clipped from The New York Times Aug. 18, 1984, edition. It’s actually a Xerox copy, more than a little scarred by many hours on a kitchen counter. It is an easy plum torte from a feature called “De Gustibus,” written by Times food writer Marian Burros. The recipe calls for purple plums, also known as Italian or prune plums. One thing that makes it special is that even in this day of year-round raspberries and asparagus in August, when most types of produce are available virtually 12 months a year, these plums are only in the markets in late summer and early fall. They are small and eggshaped and only about half the size of their kin that we eat out of hand. They are also firm to the point of being hard and much tastier cooked than raw. Prune plums are available right now and

as is my custom, I bought enough to make a couple of tortes. They come around the time of the Jewish High Holy days, and the torte is well-suited to a Rosh Hashana dinner or a Yom Kippur break fast. Apparently, I am not the only one who treasures this recipe. The Times ran it annually for many years then announced that its 1989 appearance would be its swan song; it printed the recipe in large type with a broken-line border to encourage clipping. By then, Burros’ column was called “Eating Well,” and the rich little torte was not exactly a good fit. Readers, however, objected — vociferously. And it continued to appear, nine times in all, from 1984 to 1995. In 1991, Burros published the recipe in three versions with nutritional analyses. The original comes in at 278 calories per serving with 13.3 grams of total fat. Replacing some of the butter and sugar with ripe bananas and the eggs with egg substitute reduces the calories to 236 and the fat grams to 6.2. And there’s an Twenty- inbetween verfour prune sion that replaces plums, enough some of the butfor two tortes ter with unsalted

margarine for 264 calories and 11.7 grams total fat per serving. The first time the recipe appeared, Burros told the story of how she had discovered that the torte freezes well and developed an assembly line to produce it in quantity. She made a deal with a friend to store 24 tortes in the friend’s freezer in return for a couple of them. The friend left town, leaving her mother to watch the kids. Returning two weeks later, she found only 12 remaining. Apparently, mom either ate the other dozen or gave them away. I make this treat two at a time, typically one to eat and one to freeze or give away. After nearly 30 years of doing this, my copy is scribbled with notes, and in the recipe here, I am giving quantities to make two and instructions consistent with my trial-anderror learning. For example, Burros says to bake it at 350 degrees for an hour; in several different ovens, mine are always finished after 45 minutes — at the most. So, watch it in your oven. This recipe will give you pleasure beyond the eating. The scent of cinnamon while it bakes is a treat in and of itself, full of nostalgia. It has perfumed many kitchens for me, and I hope it will do the same for my readers.

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Ready to eat as is or topped with vanilla ice cream


Plum Torte (Adapted from Marian Burros) Yield: Two 9-inch tortes, each serving 8 Start to finish: 1 hour, 25 minutes


2 cups sugar 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 2 cups unbleached flour 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt

4 eggs 24 purple plums Topping: Juice of 1 small lemon 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon


skin side up, on top. • Sprinkle lightly with lemon juice. • Combine cinnamon and sugar, and sprinkle evenly over plums. • Bake for 45 minutes or until cake pulls away slightly from sides of pan. • Cool to lukewarm and serve plain or with vanilla ice cream.


before adding. • Marian Burros has experimented successfully with putting the plums in skin side down.

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Halve plums lengthwise and pit. • Butter two 9-inch springform pans. • Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, salt and eggs, and beat well. • Spoon batter into the prepared pans. Place plum halves,

• Torte freezes well. Defrost and reheat briefly at 300 degrees. • For a finer textured torte, sift the dry ingredients together

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