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Elling Eide’s lifelong dream takes shape. PAGE 3A

Couple’s glass collection features more than 250 works of art. INSIDE

OUR TOWN + Fallen heroes family recognized As part of the fourth Project Gratitude event, 20 wives and daughters of fallen U.S. military members will be invited to the Miss America pageant Saturday, Jan. 12, in Las Vegas. In honor of their loved ones, each woman will be pinned by former Miss Americas with a crown pin to symbolize their status as an honorary Miss America. Included in the honorees are Sarasota residents, Betsy Jackson and her daughter, Kiera, the wife and daughter of Chief Warrant Officer Kyle Jackson, who was killed in Mosul, Iraq. The Jacksons and other families will receive VIP treatment during their stay, before being recognized on Saturday.

+ Worldly words win big for writer After a nationwide search, Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced that Sarasota freelance writer Mary Ellen Mancini has been selected as one of 15 winners, who will travel the world and share their travel experience as a part of the new travel website, Hilton Mom Voyage. The search drew nearly 1,000 applicants.

+ Riverview grad says no to bullying Adam Mazo, a 1998 graduate of Riverview High School, is leading a national video campaign as part of the Boston-based Coexist documentary project. The mission of the project is to is to build social and emotional skills in young people to increase appreciation for difference and reduce tolerance for violence in all forms. American Public Television has selected Coexist for distribution to public television stations across the country.

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by Roger Drouin | City Editor

Sure Shot Bernadette DiPino always keeps a protein bar in her bag. They have come in handy during her busy first week as Sarasota’s new chief. Bernadette DiPino fired six rounds. Six direct hits in the target’s heart — with four of the bullets hitting in the exact same place. The new Sarasota police chief’s meticulous aim wasn’t a surprise to training officer Jeff Dunn, who was with DiPino Tuesday afternoon at the shooting range. DiPino was getting accustomed to the police department’s standard issue .40 caliber Glock, which is slightly different than the type of handgun the Ocean City, Md., department used. “She’s a good shot,” Dunn said. Besides being a sure shot, DiPino has earned 18 commendations in Ocean City, where she worked for 25 years, including one for disarming a suicidal person and another for her work with the narcotics unit. But it’s the small details that really show what kind of police chief she will be in Sarasota. Everything she needs is in her briefcase. “It’s more of a jump-out bag,” DiPino said. The bag is more professional looking than the duffle bag she carried during her days as a patrol and SWAT officer. It contains the necessary basics: hand sanitizer, her work and personal cell phones, iPad (which DiPino will start using to tweet Sarasota police updates and safety tips) and ChapStick. There is also a Rosary. When DiPino, a devout Catholic, has a few minutes of quiet time before or after work, she prays.

And the most necessary of the contents are the protein bars — something chocolate or peanut butter. DiPino is particular to Kashi or Cliff bars. “It’s a heavy bag,” DiPino says.

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Sarasota’s new chief checks her accuracy at the gun range.

‘Trouble comes to me. It’s a DiPino trait.’ — Bernadette DiPino

WHAT’S IN DiPINO’S BAG? iPad — Hand sanitizer — she keeps one in her vehicle, too

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DIPINO / FROM PAGE 1A The protein bars have become her lunch on a few occasions so far on the beat in Sarasota. She has also had to grab a peanut-butter protein bar before she headed out to an evening neighborhood meeting. If there is one word to describe DiPino’s first few days, it is “busy.” One of the first Sarasota police chiefs in recent history to live in the city limits, DiPino is renting a house about halfway between the police department and Lido Beach. “I can get to work in two minutes and to the beach in two minutes,” said DiPino, who loves the beach, but hasn’t had time to visit Sarasota’s shore yet. It’s a good thing she is close to the police headquarters. DiPino tells her commanders to call her after hours when a big crime occurs or an officer is involved in a shooting — no matter what time of the night. DiPino said she wants to be on the scene so that she can available to the media and support her officers. That happened at 2 a.m. Jan. 2, when officers fired at a suspect who drove a stolen car into three marked police vehicles. After working two, long days, DiPino drove back to the station with Sea-Sea, her 2-year-old toy poodle. “I wanted to be out there,” she said.

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On her first day on the job, New Year’s Eve, DiPino was patrolling the downtown area with two other officers when a stabbing took place in the 1500 block of State Street. “A number of citizens told us there was a fight and stabbing, and that someone was hurt,” DiPino said. The suspect was arrested immediately, and a police captain rendered aid to the victim, a tow-truck driver, before he was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. DiPino helped keep people away from the scene so evidence could be gathered, and a detective arrived within one minute, DiPino said. As the chief stood guard over the fishing knife used in the stab-

a police officer in Ocean City. DiPino’s daughter, Tabitha Hays, is currently a police officer in Maryland. “I couldn’t think of being in an office 9-to-5 without being able to be outside and with people,” DiPino said. “Being a chief, it does feel like you’re in the office a lot, but everyday is different.”

Something tough

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DiPino is getting accustomed to the police department’s standard issue .40 caliber Glock, which is slightly different than the type of handgun the Ocean City, Md., department used. bing, she saw the pineapple drop. “Trouble comes to me,” DiPino said. “It’s a DiPino trait. Same with my father and my grandfather.” DiPino tries to be as ready for it as she can.

Stubborn dream DiPino’s parents, Charles DiPino, a retired major from the Baltimore Police Department, and Mildred, helped her move into her new Sarasota home. Although her sister became a nurse and her brother went into the business world, Bernadette wanted to follow in the legacy of her father and grandfather, James DiPino, a retired police captain. But when she first told her dad she wanted to be a police officer, he said, “No, you’re not becoming a police officer. I want you to be a judge or a lawyer.” She persisted. When DiPino said she was going to the police academy, her father said she would never make it through. The young DiPino said, “What do you

DiPino said she will make it one of her first priorities to try to get a .223 caliber rifle, like the one above, in every patrol car. mean? I’m tough.” Her father joked that after he broke both her legs, the police academy wouldn’t let her in. “I understand now why he didn’t want me to,” DiPino said. “He didn’t want me to go through and see everything police officers see.” After she became an officer, her father became supportive. Both DiPino’s grandfather and her father saw her become

After the shooting range, DiPino planned to stop home to let out Sea-Sea. It was already turning out to be another long day, and she still had to go to a 6 p.m. neighborhood meeting in Newtown. When DiPino first got her toy poodle, her niece saw the dog and promptly suggested the name Cupcake. DiPino said she couldn’t name her dog Cupcake, because it didn’t sound tough enough. “Something like ‘Taser,’ or tougher than that,” DiPino said. She finally came up with Sea-Sea, which is short for Cupcake (CC), but also the name of a place that DiPino, a “beach person,” loves. DiPino enjoys her morning walks with Sea-Sea. She hopes to eventually find a gym and play tennis. But that will have to wait. Right now, she is focused on a smooth transition for the department and looking ahead to future goals. DiPino said she will make it one of her first priorities to try to get a .223 caliber rifle in every patrol car. Currently, the department owns only 80 of the rifles, and it will cost more money to outfit every police vehicle, but doing so is one way she can help make sure officers are prepared for what they encounter, the chief said. She also will be looking out for and mentoring officers whom she thinks will become leaders in the department. The chief is working on a strategic plan for the department, and she’ll be meeting with lieutenants and captains to discuss it. “I have some ideas, but I am just one person,” she said as she prepared to fire the Glock handgun. “I want their fingerprints on it, too.”

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The 1953 senior class at Sarasota High School included at least four future college professors, including Eide. “He and I were in the same group: the nerds,” Ashby said. Eide rode a unicycle in the Sailor Circus and owned a five-legged cat, which Ashby recalled him bringing to show-and-tell in the seventh grade. “He was always unusual,” Ashby said. “He had a different way of thinking about things.” Eide was obsessed with the history of language and was several years ahead of his classmates in the study of Spanish, Ashby said. In particular, he was fascinated with the name for the Sarasota property his grandfather purchased in 1935, Indianola, which was inspired by Native American burial grounds on the land.

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rusted mailbox sits next to a dirt road. The mailbox and the dirt driveway framed by sabal palms and Spanish moss are the only evidence of the property that lies at the end of the road — a property filled with bobcats, gopher tortoises and one of the largest collections of Chinese literature in the world. That land was once the battleground of a fight between a scholar intent on preserving thousands of books and a Sarasota County Commission bent on slowing growth. In the ’80s, the late Elling Eide battled the county in court for nearly a decade to get 14 acres of his roughly 100-acre property west of U.S. 41 near Sarasota Square Mall zoned for commercial development. The former University of Illinois professor wanted to sign a long-term land-lease agreement with a developer to build and maintain a library for his collection of Chinese literature. Eide sued the county in 1986 and won $850,000, but he didn’t collect the award before the county won an appeal in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, which required Eide to pay $21,000. Today, Sarasota County wants to purchase 184 acres of environmentally sensitive land near targeted watersheds — including Eide’s property. The land would be eligible for funding from the Deepwater Horizon settlement and further the county’s effort to buy environmentally sensitive lands. After his Jan. 7, 2012, death, Sarasota County Natural Resources Manager Brooke Elias said staff was unable to contact the heir to what would be called the Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation. Current Sarasota County commissioners think the foundation won’t be willing to sell. Harold Mitchell, Eide’s cousin and director of the trust, said the county is correct. “He had a lot of troubles with the county because he tended to be outspoken and opinionated,” said University of Florida associate professor Cynthia Chennault, who is on the charity’s board of directors. “Everything was always so dramatic with him,” said Florence Ashby, who, along with Eide, was voted most likely to succeed by the Sarasota High School class of 1953. Mitchell recalled when Eide used three billboards on his property to heckle county commissioners with a pun-twisted advertisement for the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. “He had a wicked sense of humor,” Mitchell said.

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Growing up in Sarasota, Eide won awards for national speech competitions and was active in the local theater community. But, his parents, who had been through the Great Depression, wanted Eide to pursue a career that would generate business even in bust times. Grace Eide, who was a lawyer in addition to a physician, pushed her son to study law at Harvard University. Around the same time Mao Zedong was planning to destroy pieces of Chinese history, Eide changed his major from law to the study of Chinese languages. He graduated from Harvard in 1957, summa cum laude. Eide joined the Marines shortly after and rose to the rank of lieutenant. While stationed in various posts around East Asia, Eide watched Chinese ex-patriots settle in Taiwan, where he would go on to study as a Harvard Junior Fellow. The refugees brought with them volumes of books, scrolls and art to avoid destruction under Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Eide began his preservation of Chinese history in the 1960s, when he started collecting literature. That period sparked the dream that dominated the rest of his life — a library that would attract Chinese

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Elling Eide, left, goofs off with a fellow member of the Harvard Lampoon. scholars from around the world.

A dream realized

Chinese artists and calligraphers use a red stamp with characters representing their lives to sign their work. Characters meaning the words “book” and “house” comprised Eide’s stamp, which roughly translates to mean “library.” Though he only published one book, “On Li Po,” in 1971, Eide owned at least 60,000, and as many as 100,000, volumes of Chinese literature. The collection contains books from the size of a wallet to that of a drafting table, and in a rainbow of colors — mostly dark reds and greens, and black. His property, during the course of his life, became a mecca for Chinese scholars looking for particular volumes for research. Eide, a night owl, would bounce between the buildings on his property most nights looking for a particular volume or

scroll required for his or other professors’ research. His circle of colleagues sent him letters, newspaper clippings and risqué postcards almost daily. Xianho, a T’ang Dynasty historian, was one of many international sinologists (those who study Chinese culture) touched by Eide’s research and collection. “Now Professor Eide has abandoned me away. My sorrow! My sorrow,” Xianhao wrote in the pamphlet for Eide’s memorial service. “He was very magnanimous,��� Chennault said. “If he thought someone had a serious interest in the field, he was very welcoming to them.” Books fill Mitchell’s current office, Eide’s childhood home, a guesthouse, a cabin and the upstairs bedroom of a maintenance facility on the property. His dream library would centralize the

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He was always unusual. He had a different way of thinking about things. — Florence Ashby, Elling Eide’s classmate


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+ City names new finance director John Lege III has accepted the position of finance director with the city of Sarasota. Lege, currently the finance director for the city of Ocala, will begin work Monday, Feb. 4. Lege has served in that position for Ocala since 2010. His experience includes 10 years in city and county government and 21 years with the U.S. Navy, based in Jacksonville, including serving as a division officer and department head. “I’m looking forward to John becoming part of our team,” City Manager Tom Barwin said in a press release Thursday. “Of the 50 persons recruited for the position, our five interview panels were unanimous in recommending him. He was referred to as ‘well qualified’ and a ‘perfect fit’ for the city of Sarasota.” Lege will replace Chris Lyons, who worked for the city of Sarasota for 25 years, including five years as finance director. This is the second department head position Barwin has filled since starting work as city manager Sept. 1. His first hire was Police Chief Bernadette DiPino.

+ Fugitive captured after 24 years on the run The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit, working in conjunction with the U. S. Marshals Florida fugitive task force, has located a sex offender who has been on the run for 24 years. Richard Verboys, 60, was convicted in Sarasota County of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Child for sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl. In 1988 he was sentenced to probation and court-ordered mentalhealth counseling but fled the area a

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+ Commissioners approve P.F. Chang’s main sign Commissioners approved an adjustment that will allow the new P.F. Chang’s to put up three signs a few inches larger than allowed by in the Downtown Master Plan. Typically, signs on downtownzoned property are allowed are 30 inches tall. The restaurant requested its main sign to be 36 inches tall. The larger size was necessary so that passing drivers on U.S. 41 could tell the building was a P.F. Chang’s, said Joel Freedman, a planner who is representing the restaurant chain. “Because of the speeds on Mound and the setback, we believe it is a reasonable request, and a necessary one,” Freedman said to commissioners. Commissioner Terry Turner supported the change because the larger signs were comparable with some of the signs already along the U.S. 41 corridor, near Osprey Avenue. “The sign change will not impact the livability of the area,” Turner said. Mayor Suzanne Atwell supported the adjustment. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc. plans to open the doors to the new downtown Sarasota location in July, before the fall season.

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Entrepreneur eyes additional downtown land Jesse Biter recently purchased two buildings fronting 200 feet of Main Street, and he is already looking ahead to his next investment. If Jesse Biter were a gambling man, he’d bet big on downtown Sarasota. He has lived downtown for the past five years with his wife, Katie, and he just became a major landowner on Main Street. In December, Biter paid $4,075,000 for two buildings fronting 200 feet of mid-Main Street. The entrepreneur is already looking ahead to his next big investment downtown. As for his Main Street plans, Biter will meet with city planners to talk about the possibilities of constructing a project in the future. But, for time being, he wants to keep the two buildings’ current tenants in place. Biter is looking ahead to investment in other properties downtown and in the Rosemary District. The entrepreneur said residential units that working professionals can afford are needed downtown, and he is eyeing land on which he can build. “We are looking at a few (parcels) that fit my vision for what Sarasota should be,” Biter said. “There will be some purchases in 2013.” Downtown commercial realestate broker John Harshman said Biter’s recent purchase on Main Street, and his future investment plans, are a good bet, but they are not a gamble. “We saw a lot of that in the boom time — people gambling

on real estate,” said Harshman, president of Harshman & Co. Inc. Biter has shown he is a longterm investor and buying property right in the heart of downtown is an intelligent move as the country edges out of the recession, Harshman said. Specifically, the “microcosm” of Main Street west of Orange Avenue has seen renewed interest over the last two years. As one example of the business demand for this part of downtown, Harshman points to the relocation of Reasons Shoes, which moved to Lemon Avenue, just off Main Street, after a long stay on St. Armands. Harshman also points to the recent addition of retail such as Penzeys Spices, 1516 Main St., and Evelyn & Arthur, 1480 Main St., even as some businesses downtown closed, such as European Focus and Sarasota Hardware. Biter sees opportunity downtown, with restaurants, the bayfront and mom-and-pop shops. There are challenges, too, and one of those hurdles is getting storeowners to stay open later on Main Street.   “I’ve heard a few argue that they can’t afford to,” Biter said. “I say they can’t afford not to.   Downtown needs to be a place where people come eat and then stroll around at the shops after dinner.”

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Biter’s deal for the purchase of 1564 and 1560 Main St. closed Dec. 27. It is the third major downtown property investment in the last two years for Biter, an entrepreneur who sold his $16 million auto-sales software firm in 2010. Biter does not have specific current plans for the property at 1564 and 1560 Main St. — which currently houses eight storefronts for a total of 17,850 square feet of commercial space. He does not rule it out as the location for a mixed-use development, including some market-rate studio apartments or condo units. But, under the city’s current zoning regulations, that kind of residential component would be impossible on the narrow parcel of land. The property is 200 feet along Main Street and 175 feet wide, and any project needs to include space for parking. It might make more sense, Biter said, to build a project with market-rate residential units on another parcel downtown. That is why Biter said he is looking at several other parcels, some of which are currently on the market and some that are not listed for sale. Current density rules only allow for larger units throughout downtown, Biter said, often requiring developers to build more

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Jesse Biter purchased the buildings at 1564 and 1560 Main Street for $4.07 million. expensive luxury condos that many of Sarasota’s professionals can’t afford. Without an increase in the number of 25 units allowed per acre, the smallest residential units at Biter’s just-purchased Main Street parcel would be about 8,000 square feet, Biter estimates. “Obviously that would not be affordable,” Biter said. Biter will be meeting with city planners soon, and the topic of density limits will likely come up in discussions. “One thing I am concerned about is the city’s density laws,” Biter said. “It forces a developer to build large units. (It) forces them to develop for only rich people who happen to be snow-

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The Anti-SRQ Walmart Direct Action Planning Committee tarred and feathered a WalMart smiley face prior to the meeting at City Hall.

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City Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday to hold an appeal hearing challenging the Planning Board’s 3-2 approval of a Ringling Boulevard Walmart supercenter. The proposed Walmart became the fourth construction project in the city to face an appeal over the past five years. The City Commission denied all four of the previous appeals (see box). Those in support believe they have solid ground for the appeal of the construction of the proposed 97,000-square-foot Walmart. “When a plan doesn’t conform to the code, serious questions need to be addressed,” said Jerry Sparkman, a Sarasota architect who was named on the appeal. Susan Chapman was one of the two planning board votes against Wal-Mart’s site plan. “I thought the criteria was very clear that it did not fit the current zoning code,” said

Chapman. Chapman, who is also running for City Commission, said she read through the code before the Nov. 14 Planning Board meeting. The zoning classification for the Ringling Shopping Center, called Commercial Shopping Center Neighborhood (CSC-N), allows small-scale commercial projects and prohibits a larger “single use” commercial building, including department stores. This zoning classification is specifically intended for commercial property that borders residential areas. The CSC-N zoning also cautions that “great care must be used to fit a center into its surroundings.” Chapman felt that the proposed Walmart store, which would be open 24 hours, was not “compatible” with the neighborhood. Wal-Mart representatives and city plan-

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Developer of a Hyatt hotel appealed the decision of the city’s neighborhood and development services department to not allow construction of a 18-story building at 1400 and 1410 Main St. The building would have been an exception to the 10-story height limit of the downtown core zone district. Appeal filed Sept. 7, 2010. Outcome: Planning Board denied appeal

 

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ping center near his home encourages a smaller type of store to be built there — not a Walmart. “It’s zoned for a neighborhood-sized store,” Dehus said. “Not a superstore. Not a 24-hour store.” Joe Paparatto, with the Occupy Sarasota group, led the demonstration Monday, and several residents joined in, sticking feathers on the smiley face. “We want to run Wal-Mart out of town, or at least out of downtown,” Paparatto said just before he doused the smiley face with molasses, which was used in place of actual tar.

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ners contend that the project is allowed at the Ringling Boulevard location. “We followed procedure to the letter of the law,” Wal-Mart attorney Jim Porter, said, “And now we are here and there are shifting sands as to what the rules are.” Roger Dehus attended a protest before the City Commission meeting. The Anti-SRQ Walmart Direct Action Planning Committee tarred and feathered a Wal-Mart smiley face prior to the meeting at City Hall. Dehus recently moved to Alta Vista, and he loves being able to bike to Main Street. He thinks the zoning code for the shop-

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Buchanan’s biggest test It would not be fun standing in Congressman Vern Buchanan’s shoes. At least not for us. He represents Florida’s 16th congressional district, a compilation of five mostly Republican counties whose constituents make up the largest concentration of Social Security, Medicare and veterans benefits recipients of any midsize metro area in America. In other words, a lot of his constituents are on the taxpayer dole for portions of their incomes. And more than 33% of these constituents, as retirees, are living on their savings and dividends. On top of that, even though Buchanan’s district is primarily a Republican stronghold, a sizable portion of those Republicans, as we have learned, are “center Republicans,” moderates who readily accept an activist government in everyone’s lives. With such a constituency, Buchanan, after six years in office, has figured out that his longevity in Congress is tied to moderation. He can’t be associated with, say, a Ron Paul or a Louie Gohmert of Texas. They’re too far right (although for our taste they’ve been among the few who have had the courage to do what is right in Congress). So it really was no surprise when Buchanan voted to accept House Resolution 8, the fiscal cliff bill, that raised tax rates on 1% of Americans and didn’t cut one cent from federal spending. In fact, it codified increasing federal spending. It was a politically safe vote: Raise taxes only on 1% of Americans; make permanent the Bush income-tax cuts for everyone earning less than $400,000 to $450,000 a year. Only a few get hurt; nothing happens to entitlements. The only constituents Buchanan irked with his vote are the diehards who wanted Congress actually to reduce its spending. Nonetheless, we had to ask the congressman: Why that vote? Why not take a stand against Congress and Obama as usual? “Either way, you couldn’t win,” Buchanan told us. “I didn’t like it. It was either that bill or go over the cliff. Let us all drown or save 98% or 99%. I voted to save the 98%. “It was the least of two evils,” he said. “I thought going over the cliff was a worse option. I called a lot of people, and about 80% of the people said this was the way to go.” As Buchanan sees the situation, the fiscal cliff vote wasn’t the Rubicon. He called it “the small battle in the war.” “The debt ceiling is the war,” he said. And when that is confronted in another 60 days, Buchanan’s true beliefs and courage will be tested as these have never been tested before. So far, in our records, with all due respect, Buchanan has capitulated on two important fiscal tests. He voted in 2008 in favor of “TARP,” the first economic stimulus bill that bailed out badly managed banks at taxpayer expense; and he took the politically safe path on the recent fiscal cliff vote. Asked what he thinks Republican House

members will do on the next debt-ceiling vote, he told us: “My sense is we’re going to have to find a way to deal with the deficits. If there is not a substantial move in the right direction, it’s going to be nuclear.” Asked whether he would side with shutting down the federal government, or hold firm on not raising the debt ceiling if Obama and the Democrats don’t agree to substantive cuts in federal spending, Buchanan was smart and crafty enough not to make any commitments just yet. “I don’t think it’s going to be business as usual,” he said. That would be a shock to the world. In our lifetimes, none of us has ever seen Washington actually reduce its spending below what it spent in a previous year. But everyone in Congress knows that is what must occur. Congressman Buchanan, since his first election in 2006, has filed legislation calling for a federal balanced-budget amendment. He introduced another bill recently saying Congress will not receive a pay raise until it balances the budget. Let’s hope, for our grandchildren’s sake, he has the courage to call President Obama and the Senate’s bluff on the debt ceiling. Either Obama and the Senate cut federal spending in a serious, meaningful way, or the Republican House will not raise the nation’s borrowing limit, sending the federal government into default on its debt and shutting down the government. Those who are grandparents and greatgrandparents know the pain for the nation must come now or on the backs of our children and grandchildren. We created this mess. We should pay the price. To our readers: Give Buchanan the courage to win the war. Urge him to stand firm on the debt ceiling.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke should call Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell and say: “Madame Mayor, after careful consideration, we have decided to take our investment capital, more than 100 new jobs and future tax revenue for the city of Sarasota elsewhere. In fact, we’ve decided to take all

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of that to Bradenton. “We have heard the message loud and clear, Madame Mayor. “And that message is small groups of Sarasotans, yourself and three of your City Commission colleagues apparently prefer neighborhood and economic deterioration to economic growth and jobs. That’s the message we’re hearing. “We wish you luck, Madame Mayor.” Of course, absolutely, it is no surprise that Atwell, Vice Mayor Willie Shaw and Commissioners Shannon Snyder and Terry Turner capitulated and undermined their city planning board this week. They voted to accept an appeal by neighborhood activists who oppose the proposed Walmart on Ringling Boulevard near the Alta Vista neighborhood. This in spite of the planning board’s public hearing, at which its members examined the evidence and codes and determined in a 3-2 democratic vote that Wal-Mart’s proposed store meets city zoning requirements. On top of that, city zoning staffers also recommended approval. When the Walmart opponents asked the City Commission to hear an appeal, commissioners faced a leadership and judgment decision: After examining the evidence and conclusions of fact of the planning board, they could either accept the planning board’s decision or rule, in effect, that the planning board erred. Apparently, the majority chose the latter. But on what basis, the code? Check out the code language for yourself: “It is further intended that the uses be used to provide a variety of goods and services in a unified development scheme and not single-purpose activities.” Walmart, or even a new super Publix, for that matter, will provide a variety of goods and services (i.e. food, household goods, pharmaceuticals, etc.) in a unified development scheme (i.e. a Walmart branded, unified shopping destination). And if opponents want to argue that a multi-merchandise store, regardless of it being a Walmart or Publix, is a single-use activity, they are reaching for air. That phrase — “single-purpose activities” — is typical zoning-code vagueness to begin with. Every retail center has a single purpose — to draw consumers to shop. So even if the Ringling Boulevard shopping center had multiple stores with multiple owners, it still would be for a single purpose activity. So you could flip the opponents’ argument on this point: Virtually every Walmart or Publix shopper has a different, multiplepurpose activity when he walks in the door — and that is to buy the goods and services that suit his own needs. All of this is so typical Sarasota. The city of “No.”


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Positive Aging Pioneers Lecture What: The Institute for the Ages President and CEO Tom Esselman will provide the community with an update. When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 Where: New College’s Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road Cost: $15, or $75 for entire six-lecture series. Free for New College students and faculty. Call: 487-4888

3:01 p.m. – 2100 block Orchid Street. Burglary of a Structure. A resident told police he was lured from his home while someone burglarized his home. A woman was observed on a surveillance video entering the home. She was wearing a hooded sweater that she pulled closed around her face as a disguise. A Canon DSLR camera, one bottle of Dolce & Gabbanna cologne, one bottle of Versace cologne, and assorted tattoo equipment were stolen from the home. The total value of the stolen items was $800.

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+ Ranch murder remains unsolved

+ Bullock hires deputy manager

A year after Lakewood Ranch resident Ina Gross was murdered in her home, authorities have still not made an arrest in the case. Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube, however, said he is confident Gross’ murderer will be brought to justice. Although much of the forensic evidence is in, detectives still are tracking down and sorting through bank records, computer and telephone evidence and other information.  “We are still waiting on information that we’re trying to gather, not only on the person of interest, but on other people involved in the investigation. We’re not there yet.” Steube said he wishes the case had been closed before the one-year anniversary of Gross’ death, but detectives are working hard to build a case that cannot be disputed in court. “People have to realize, in a lot of cases, we believe we know who committed the crime,” Steube said, noting the sheriff’s office coordinates with the state attorney’s office to ensure a case solid before charges are brought forward and trigger time constraints for having a “speedy trial.” “We don’t want to make an arrest and present a case to the state attorney’s office that’s not good. (It needs to) have everything needed for successful prosecution. If that takes us time to do, then that’s what we’re going to do.”

Longboat Key Town Manager Dave Bullock has promoted Town Engineer Anne Ross to the newly appointed role of deputy town manager. Bullock told the Longboat Observer in December that he had pinpointed Ross as a possible town manager successor. Ross has recently been seen at Longboat Key Town Commission meetings taking notes and has been acting as a special consultant to a variety of topics from cellular communications to pensions. The promotion became official Tuesday, Jan. 1. Ross, will work 70% of her time in the town manager’s office and will continue working 30% of her time as the town engineer. Ross’ annual salary rose Jan. 1 from $88,587 to $97,000. She is on a probationary period for the position through April 30. 

+ Property eyed for town center The Longboat Key Publix is attracting more than just grocery shoppers. Town Manager Dave Bullock confirmed he has held preliminary discussions with a Key property owners about acquiring two acres of land near the Publix site.  “I’m keeping an eye on that property,” Bullock said. “The town has not made any formal offers but will maintain a dialogue with both property owners.” Meanwhile, some current and new businesses are making their way into the retail plaza that Publix built to the left of its new grocery store.

Pelican Press + Eide heir moves to preserve history Sarasota County could become the U.S. mecca for the study of Chinese history after the Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation completes its benefactor’s lifelong dream. Harold Mitchell, Eide’s cousin and director of the foundation, said he expected the library housing the Courtesy photo deceased Chinese Elling Eide, left, jokes with another scholar’s volumes of Asian literature member of the Harvard Lampoon staff. would open next year. The 14,600-square-foot, threestory library will have living area for visiting scholars, conference rooms, and displays for Chinese artifacts.

+ Waechter resigns from boards Siesta Key Association board member Bob Waechter Jan. 6, announced his resignation from the Sarasota County Tourist Development Council and the Sarasota County Board of Zoning Appeals. In December, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, charged Waechter with a felony for alleged fraudulent campaign contributions under the name of County Commission candidate hopeful Lourdes Ramirez. Waechter resigned from the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority shortly after being elected chairman, but remains on the SKA board of directors.

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A clear tub filled with Edison phonograph cylinders sits in one corner, and a framed poster of Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Greatest Show On Earth” is in another nook. Eight-foot-tall filing cabinets dominate Eide’s former office and are filled with files marked with his specific interests. One contains a newspaper clipping from 1984 and a barely legible note in Eide’s handwriting about “dog-hair spinning.” Eide kept a diary of every pet he owned since he was 4 years old. When Mitchell visited Eide in the summers, the pair would often eat at Mattison’s. Eide would greet Mitchell at the door in his boxer shorts with a cigarette in hand. He would throw on a Hawaiian shirt and an old pair of Dockers to go out to eat. “Almost every pair of pants had burn holes in them,” Mitch-

collection. Architect Guy Peterson drew up plans for the library before Eide’s death. “He was able to sell some of the land, and that allowed him to plan a real library under one roof,” Chennault said. “I’m sorry he didn’t live long enough to see it built.” The foundation and concrete skeleton of the three-story dream library is complete. Two buildings connect at a right angle. One will be the library, and the other will contain an exposition dedicated to the 1893 World’s Fair and living quarters for visiting researchers. The first door at the top of the staircase in the home in which Eide spent his final days leads to a room so cramped with his various collections it’s difficult to turn around.

Elling Eide’s parents floated his childhood home on a barge from Bradenton to its current location in mid-Sarasota County. ell recalled. The library, which will feature Peterson’s trademark modern architecture, including a spiral staircase from the fourth floor to the rooftop, from which a library visitor can almost see the Gulf of

Mexico, contrasts with the other structures on the property. The land around it will not be developed. Though the former editor of the Harvard Lampoon won’t be around to flex his witty word-

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With a 14-3 record and six games left in the regular season, the Lady Sailors have their sights set on capturing the No. 1 seed in the Class 7A-District 11 tournament.

The Sarasota High girls basketball team is putting together one of its most impressive seasons in recent years having lost only three games this season. SARASOTA —  The Sarasota High girls basketball team isn’t fueled by four years of experience. But what the Lady Sailors lack in overall skill level this season, they’ve more than made up for in hard work and dedication. After losing seven seniors to graduation last year, Sarasota entered the 2012-13 season not quite sure what to expect. But now, led by host of sophomores and juniors, the Lady Sailors are proving that youth and inexperience don’t necessarily translate into a lost season. In fact, Sarasota is in the middle of one of its most impressive seasons in recent

years. “They are what I would say is the hardest-working group that I’ve had,” coach Rob Jutras says. “They aren’t necessarily what I would call the most talented, but they are the most together group that I’ve had. They’ve worked hard to achieve what they’ve done this season. “I’m not surprised by this group,” Jutras says. “I think we run a pretty good system, and now some of the (younger) girls are getting a chance to play.” Seventeen games into the regular season, the Lady Sailors are 14-3, having posted double-digit victories in 11 of their 14 wins.

“I think we are doing really well,” junior forward Emily Harding says. “I was happily surprised.” Teammate and co-captain Sarah Bradtmueller agrees. “It’s really amazing that we’ve been so successful with such a young team,” Bradtmueller says. The Lady Sailors opened the season a perfect 12-0 before suffering their first loss of the season to Southeast Dec. 20. Sarasota’s only other two losses came in the first two games of the Queen of Palms Classic Dec. 27 through Dec. 28. “The (key) to this team’s success is its willingness to work and focus on playing good defense each night,” Jutras says.

“When we haven’t won, it’s because we haven’t been playing good defense.” Over the past few weeks, the Lady Sailors have dealt with several injuries, which have forced them to play with only seven players at times. The injuries have worn on the players, but the girls admit it’s also been a learning experience for some of the younger players. “We’ve all had to play a lot,” Harding says. “In practice we haven’t (always) been able to play five-on-five, so it’s hard to simulate game situations. In the Southeast game, some of the younger players were put into situations at the end where it was a really tight game. It’s definitely been a learning experience for all of us to be in those situations.” It’s been two years since the Lady Sailors last won a district championship —  a season in which they advanced to the regional championship. Now, with six games remaining on the schedule, including three consecutive district games, the Lady Sailors have their sights set on securing the No. 1 seed in the Class 7ADistrict 11 tournament and advancing one step closer to winning a district championship and completing a 20-plus win regular season. “This year our focus is on winning a district championship and going out and competing every night,” Jutras says. “We are more together this year,” Bradtmueller says. “Last year we had a lot of really good players, but we didn’t (win the district title).” In addition, the Lady Sailors want to continue to protect their home court. Sarasota is 40-6 at home over the past four years and hasn’t lost a game at home since February 2011. “I’m really proud of them,” Jutras says. “For as young as they are, they understand the importance of protecting their home court, which is not (always) easy to do.” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver.com.

Jan. 10 • Sarasota vs. Braden River (7 p.m.)* Jan. 11 • Cardinal Mooney vs. Booker (7 p.m.) • Sarasota Christian vs. Lakeside Christian (7:30 p.m.)* Jan. 12 • Sarasota Christian at Sarasota Youth Foundation Tournament (12 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch High) Jan. 14 • ODA at Gateway Charter (6:30 p.m.) • SMA at Bayshore Christian (7:30 p.m.) Jan. 15 • Sarasota vs. Charlotte (7 p.m.)* • Riverview vs. Palm Harbor University (7:30 p.m.)*

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Jan. 10 • Sarasota vs. Braden River (7:30 p.m.)* • Riverview at Palm Harbor University (7 p.m.)* Jan. 11 • ODA at Keswick Christian (7:30 p.m.)* • Cardinal Mooney vs. Lemon Bay (7 p.m.) Jan. 12 • SMA vs. Imagine School of North Port (2 p.m.) Jan. 14 • ODA at Tampa Prep (7:30 p.m.) Jan. 15 • Sarasota Christian at Booker (5 p.m.) • Sarasota vs. Riverview (7:30 p.m.)

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Jan. 10 • Booker at Braden River (7:30 p.m.) Jan. 11 • Sarasota vs. Braden River (7 p.m.)* • ODA at St. Stephen’s (5:30 p.m.)* Jan. 12 • Sarasota Christian at Sarasota Youth Foundation Tournament (12 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch High) Jan. 14 • ODA vs. Lakewood Ranch (7 p.m.) Jan. 15 • Cardinal Mooney vs. Bradenton Christian (5:30 p.m.)* • Riverview vs. Palm Harbor University (6 p.m.)*

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Jan. 10 • SMA at Northside Christian (5 p.m.) Jan. 11 • ODA at Sarasota Christian (4 p.m.)* • Cardinal Mooney vs. Lemon Bay (5 p.m.) Jan. 12 • SMA vs. Imagine School of North Port (2 p.m.) • Riverview vs. North Port (1 p.m., district tournament)*

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The Sarasota High cheerleading squad will hold an instructional cheer clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Sarasota High. The clinic, which will feature elementary and middle school divisions, is $45 and includes lunch, photo and a T-shirt. For more information contact Amanda Mavrikas at 270-0785.

+ Booker Tornadoes blow past Sarasota Sailors

The Booker High boys basketball team cruised to an 80-50 victory over Sarasota Jan. 7. Eric Mayes scored 13 points and hauled in 11 rebounds to pace the Tornadoes. Mike Jones and Blake Harper added 12 points apiece. Andre Johnson had 11 points. Blake Haga and Dakota Cotner finished with 12 points apiece to lead the way for the Sailors.

+ ODA girls soccer blanks Bayshore

The Out-of-Door Academy girls soccer team blanked Bayshore 8-0 Jan. 7. Eighth-grader Skylar Jungers had four goals and one assist to pace the Lady Thunder. Melanie Mason, Katie Lang, Alyssa Mason and Miller Condrack all added goals for ODA.

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over The Out-of-Door Academy Jan. 4. Sophomore Camille Giardina had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven steals to lead the Lady Cougars to a 39-22 victory. Bridget Walsh added 11 points. Sophomore Lisa Hoffman finished with 11 points, 25 rebounds, eight blocks and four steals to lead the way for the Lady Thunder. Sophomore guard Antonio Blakeney had 15 points and four assists to power the Cougars to a 66-35 victory. Jamie Glasser added 13 points and four assists. Matt Hueston had eight points, 12 rebounds and three assists.

+ Sarasota Cal Ripken registration upcoming

Registration for the Sarasota Cal Ripken Baseball 2013 Spring season will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 and 23, at the complex, 2801 12th St., Sarasota. Minor and Major tryouts will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 and 28. Registration is $120 for T-ball; $150 for Rookies; $160 for Minors; and $170 for Majors. Opening Day is set for 9 a.m. March 2. For more information, visit scr.baberuthonline.com.

+ Fleet Feet Sarasota to start No Boundaries training Fleet Feet Sarasota will begin its new “No Boundaries: Couch to 5K or 10K” training program Jan. 15. Group runs and seminars will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays through March 26, at Fleet Feet, 1830 S. Osprey Ave. The program is designed for those wanting to complete a new or existing exercise goal or fitness program with the goal of completing the Life of Son 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) March 23. Cost is $95 for the 10-week program. Race registration fees are an additional cost. For more information, visit FleetFeetSarasota.com or call 8943338.

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Booker wins again

Join us on January 16 as Mark Larsen of the American Association of Wartime Veterans presents a special seminar on Veterans Benefits. If you are a veteran, or the spouse of a veteran, find out if you qualify for the many benefits that can help you with housing, healthcare and finances associated with assisted living. Also learn about the long-term care benefits that provide for assisted living and skilled nursing.

Wednesday, January 16 11:00 a.m. Complimentary admission and lunch.

To RSVP or for more information, please call 1-888-691-7694 by January 14

2013 Benefits

Sarasota High School’s boys varsity basketball team played Booker High School’s team Monday, Jan. 7, at Sarasota High School’s gym. Booker won the game with a final score of 80-50. This is now Booker’s second win over Sarasota.

Booker High School’s Terrance Bradley, No. 20, guards Sarasota High School’s Blake Haga, No. 12.

Booker High School’s Huletty-Netter Truth, No. 13, dribbles the ball down the court.

Sarasota High School’s Justin Robbins, No. 13, looks to pass to one of his teammates while being guarded by Booker High School’s Rashad Jones, No. 22.

For 2013, the maximum monthly pension amounts are... • Veteran...........................................$1,704 • Surviving Spouse...........................$1,094 • Veteran and Spouse .....................$2,020* * Actual benefit amount is determined by the VA based on eligibility.

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Sarasota Military Academy senior Leonardo Cisneros and The Out-of-Door Academy junior Taitum Lystad battle for possession late in the first half.

ODA scores pair of wins The Out-of-Door Academy boys and girls soccer teams both notched victories over Sarasota Military Academy Jan. 8, on Senior Night. The Lady Thunder opened the night with a 4-1 victory over the Lady Eagles. Carly Hunter, Alli Gentile, Alyssa Mason and Juliet Onufrak each scored a goal for ODA. Hunter, Onufrak and Katie Lang were each credited with an assist. Lauren Gable scored the lone goal for SMA. Lady Eagles goalkeeper Ellie Waskom had 15 saves. The ODA boys soccer team followed up with a 2-1 victory of its own. Senior Hunter Clarke scored both goals for the Thunder. Goalkeeper Bryan Kirshe had seven saves. Logan Moriarty scored the lone goal for SMA. Eagles goalkeeper Garrett Ashley had six saves.

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Sarasota Military Academy freshman midfielder Alexa Fontecha keeps the ball from going out of bounds.

Mahfouz El Shahawy MD, MS, FACP, FESC, FASH, FSCCT, FAHA, FACC, Program Director Clinical Professor of Medicine, Universities of Florida and South Florida, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center, President, Cardiovascular Center of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida

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Faculty composed of some of the world and nations leading and distinguished professors in CARDiovASCuLAR PREvEnTion from univ. of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Emory, Baylor and much more, including the current president of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and Professor nanette Wenger, last year’s American Heart Association honorary as a champion for women’s heart disease.

SMA senior Abrianna Dague and ODA freshman Elena Ciaccio battle for possession.

ODA sophomore Matthew Leonard brings the ball up the field in the first half.

our Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center Mission is:

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Be Good to your Heart! The first 150 people who register and attend the symposium will get free cardiovascular disease screening.

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Alvaro Gonzalez was one of five ODA seniors recognized on Senior Night.

Sophomore forward Lauren Gable scored the lone goal for the Sarasota Military Academy.

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JOHN TAYLOR

Riverview forward John Taylor has been playing soccer since he was 5 years old. The high school senior describes himself as having a good knowledge of the game. Taylor talked to the Sarasota Observer about his soccer career and post-graduation plans.

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How did you start playing? I lived in France when I was younger, and I started playing over there. I was born in France, but my dad was born in Sarasota, and we moved back when I was 6 years old. We still go back to visit family.

Do you think that is your strong suit as a player? Yeah, I think my strongest point is my decision making. Knowing when to pass, when to dribble and when to shoot is really important.

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What do you remember about your first high school game? We played against Sarasota High School. It was a big game, and I think we ended up winning.

Where do you think you need improvement? Probably, in the physical aspect of the game. I’d like to be more athletic — faster and stronger. We do conditioning and weight training to work on that.

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What about soccer made you want to stick with it? I really liked how much fun it was. I got a lot of enjoyment out of it. It’s a team sport, which I like. I’ve just always played.

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The number of Booker High boys basketball players who scored in the double figures during the Tornadoes’ 80-50 victory over Sarasota Jan. 7.

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What is your favorite soccer memory? Playing in a tournament in France when I was 13 years old. There were a lot of fans. I played for a club team, and the coach was also from France, so he set up the trip. I think we ended up coming in fourth place in the whole tournament. How do you think you have grown most as a player? I think I’ve improved my knowledge of the game. It’s about making the right decisions. I’m a mental player.

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Sixty miles inside the Papua, New Guinea jungle, a group of volunteers forged crocodile-infested rivers; hiked in tropical heat; and endured torrential rain to reach the top of a mountain. Led by native guides, the group arrived at its final destination. There, concealed in the thick jungle brush, previously unexplored by outsiders, is the crash site of a World War II U.S. bomber containing the remains of 11 MIAs. The group said a prayer for the aircrew members who lost their lives 65 years ago, before they placed an American flag in the soil. The discovery is one of approximately 70 crash sites discovered by the nonprofit civilian organization, MIA Hunters, on its 2010 mission to Papua, New Guinea, which turned up the remains of more than 500 lost U.S., Australian and Japanese airmen and soldiers. AfHow to help ter each discovery, Interested in the organization, volunteering or founded and led by donating to MIA 82-year-old Bryan Hunters? Visit Moon, sends phoMIAhunters.com tos and GPS locaor call (952) 440tions of its findings 2226. to the U.S. Army’s MIA recovery operation in Hawaii, which will then identify the remains through forensic testing and return them to the next of kin. MIA Hunters was born out of expeditions by British-born Bryan Moon and his son, Christopher Moon, who traveled the world in the ’90s to discover downed historical aircraft. Bryan Moon, an artist who served in the Royal Air Force, and Christopher Moon, a documentary filmmaker, originally teamed up to tell the stories of their discoveries through film and art. But when several of their missions turned up airmen remains, the two saw an opportunity to provide a much-needed service. “The more fine-tuned our process became, we found ways to give our missions greater purpose and meaning,” says Christopher Moon. “It was clear that there were more important things to find than just airplanes.” In 2001, the men were surprised when they were approached by a woman, who sought their help in finding her brother,

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Bryan Moon stands with his son, Christopher, holding a collection of 22 dog tags recovered from the remains of MIA airmen in Papua, New Guinea. an MIA pilot. Intrigued, they decided to narrow their focus, and Bryan, along with his late wife, Dona Moon, son Christopher Moon and daughter-in-law Cicely Moon, formed MIA Hunters. Christopher Moon says this first hunt was extremely expensive and time con-

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suming, but despite the difficulties, it solidified the need for their work. “People talk about finding a needle in a haystack,” he says. “This is like finding a needle in a field of haystacks. These are young guys who went and gave their lives for their country, and there they stay. Their families can’t rest. Try going through that and not continuing the work we do.” Today, the organization is led the Moons, who recently moved to Sarasota from Minnesota. Their motto is “the few, searching for the many,” and for good reason. Twenty years later, the registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has grown, but still remains small, with 32 volunteers working on its largest mission, in 2010. The group operates on a strictly volunteer basis, with no funding. Trips are largely funded by the Moon family, and volunteers pay their own way, at about $10,000 per person. MIA Hunters has been recognized by the United States Department of Defense as the most successful civil-

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SO WHERE IS THERE A REAL BAKERY LIKE THE ONE I HAD BACK HOME?

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Bikers revved their engines at the 15th Thunder by the Bay Motorcycle Festival Saturday, Jan. 5, in downtown Sarasota. The festival began Thursday, Jan. 4, at Michael’s Tasting Room, and continued through Sunday. Festivalgoers from across the country came to enjoy the music, bikes and vendors. “It draws a pretty big crowd,” said Charles Jury, a vendor at the festival.

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Young Professionals unwind after hours Members of the Sarasota Young Professionals Group met for the first after-hours social event of the new year Thursday, Jan. 3, at Hyde Park Prime Steak House. Members met to socialize and network while enjoying drinks and light food.

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MIA HUNTERS / FROM PAGE 1B ian-led MIA recovery group in the country. An estimated 68,000 U.S. MIAs, mostly from World War II, remain lost, but throughout the course of 33 missions, spanning more than 20 years, the group has successfully recovered, identified and returned more than 500 American MIAs. “That’s the most touching part,” says Christopher Moon. “Being able to finally provide closure for the loved ones. When you look into their eyes, and you see 60 years of anguish — 60 years of missing someone they love — and you can end that pain, it’s really something else.” Bryan Moon attributes their success to their ability to gain access to dangerous remote jungle areas and earn the trust and cooperation of the native people. With more than 2,000 variations of the indigenous language, many of which have no word for “airplane,” he says it takes a lot of work to foster these relationships, but the organization now has a reliable group of native people, who work as scouts, scouring the mountains and reporting their findings to the MIA Hunters. “It’s a simple approach,” he says. “I’m not sure why no one else has thought to do it. Who knows the jungles better than the native people? Why not employ them?” Considering the level of danger associated with their missions, and the many close calls they’ve encountered, the father/son duo says that the most challenging part of their work lies in securing funds for the expensive trips and garnering volunteers and other support. Despite the challenge, they both feel that it’s their duty to continue their efforts. MIA Hunters is preparing to embark on another mission to Laos, where they hope to end a five-year effort to recover a 70-year-old U.S. MIA Vietnam vet, who is reported to still be alive. Other plans include returning to Papua to explore recently discovered mass burial grounds, which could produce hundreds more MIAs. The work is dangerous, expensive and exhausting, but the MIA Hunters are determined to press on. “When you finally see the bomber in the jungle, and you’re about to approach it, you know that there are likely 11 MIAs inside,” says Bryan Moon. “This is your moment. Because of the work you did, 11 families will get phone calls, and 11 MIAs will finally be coming home.”

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By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Four-bedroom home in Harbor Acres sells for $3 million The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Dec. 10 and Dec. 28. A home in Harbor Acres tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Barbara Edgecombe, of Osprey, sold her home at 1368 Harbor Drive to Rebekah Parker, trustee, of Virginia Beach, Va., for $3 million. Built in 1993, it has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,484 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.75 million in 1994.

ously sold for $605,000 in 2002. Michael Cazer and Ann Bradley, of Sarasota, sold their home at 5050 Bay Shore Road to John Barnett and Claudia Barnett, trustees, of Sarasota, for $585,000. Built in 1925, it has five bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 3,992 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.15 million in 2005.

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William and Christine Ely, of Sparta, N.J., sold their home at 1500 Bayview Drive to Branden and Whitney Avishar, of New York, for $1.8 million. Built in 1954, it has six bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 4,533 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2,775,000 in 2007.

The Residences

Kevin and Lynda Daves, of Wichita, Kan., sold their Unit 1601 condominium at 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive to KLD 1601 LLC for $1.8 million. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 4,951 square feet of living area.

Poinsettia Park

Frank and Linda Menke, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1807 Oleander St. to MFC Co. Inc. for $1.7 million. Built in 2006, it has seven bedrooms, seven baths, two half-baths and 9,492 square feet of living area. Citimortgage Inc. sold the home at 1919 Bougainvillea St. to Michael Infanti, of Sarasota, for $312,000. Built in 1941, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,229 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $600,000 in 2003.

Rachel S. O’Hara

This home at 1368 Harbor Drive has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,484 square feet of living area. It sold for $3 million.

Sarabande

Alfred and Jean Goldstein, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 212 condominium at 340 S. Palm Ave. to Leon and Judith Termin, of Sarasota, for $1,683,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, four baths and 3,911 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $842,100 in 1998.

Aqualane Estates

Joseph and Cheryl Abraham, trustees, of Trivoli, Ill., sold the home at 1406 Ridgewood Lane to David and Tanya Schreibman, of Sarasota, for $1.65 million. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, a pool and 4,105 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,075,000 in 2012. Mark Horler and Kristen Horler, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1601 Shelburne Lane to Kheng Tan, of Sarasota, for $339,500. Built in 1966, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 1,765 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,125,000 in 2005.

Harbor Acres

Fifth Third Mortgage Co. sold the home at 1373 Harbor Drive to Robert and Maria Martin, of Sarasota, for $1.55 million. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,079 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $710,000 in 2002.

Vista Bay Point

Gregory and Lacy Hurley, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 902 condominium at 128 Golden Gate Point to Eliot and Lynne Godofsky, of Sarasota, for $1.3 million. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,317 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.85 million in 2008.

Sapphire Shores

Innocenzo and Anne Gagliardi, of Sarasota, sold their home at 404 S. Shore Drive to Eric Collin, trustee, of Sarasota, for $1,192,300. Built in 1952, it has five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 5,268 square feet of living area. It previ-

Scott and Alexandra Barcomb, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1651 Floyd St. to Paul and Nancy Cardi, of Sarasota, for $1.15 million. Built in 1941, it has five bedrooms, four-and-two-half baths, a pool and 5,015 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $395,000 in 2002.

Ridgewood

Michael and Julie Johnson, of Sarasota, sold their home at 2383 Fiesta Drive to Randolph and Isabel Norton, of Sarasota, for $1.1 million. Built in 1999, it has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,483 square feet of living area.

Old Oaks

Jeffrey Plunkett and Johnette Isham, of Sarasota, sold their home at 918 Indian Beach Drive to Michael Hassan and Laura Hassan, of Chicago, for $805,000. Built in 2000, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 3,131 square feet of living area.

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James Guth, trustee, of Chicago, sold the Unit 15A condominium at 50 Central Ave. to Nicholas and Susan DeBellis, of Ridgefield, Conn., for $758,400. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,595 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $635,200 in 2005.

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670 Mecca Drive 945 Whitakers Lane 1376 Harbor Drive 4511 Bay Shore Road 2969 Novus St. 2068 Sunnyside Lane 11 Sunset Drive 2576 Clematis St. 2130 Floyd St. 2215 Grove St.

Addition Shutters Seawall Boat dock Re-roof Mechanical Mechanical Fence Fence Electrical

John Laybourn David Weir Vivian Browning Hillary Steele Nathan Skiles John Chiusano James Rudolph George Pandis Barbara Waters Donald Zakeer II

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2076 Tocobaga Lane 4517 Deer Creek Blvd. 4902 Pebbel Beach Ave. 4515 Groveland Ave. 1745 Baywood Drive 117 Lookout Point Drive 360 Renoir Drive 2210 Beneva Road 4731 Placid Circle 7049 Del Lago Drive

Re-roof Re-roof Carport Repairs Roof Re-roof Dock Re-roof Sunroom Alterations

Ann Jigant, trustee Gerald Addicott Michael Parmenter James Ellis Julia Caine, trustee Steve Polak Charles Dees IV Fred Pollock John Neidert David Slabaugh

$37,330 $29,988 $28,973 $28,000 $25,655 $24,900 $20,000 $19,200 $17,095 $15,000

$100,000 $22,500 $16,000 $15,000 $6,938 $5,324 $4,300 $2,400 $2,265 $1,580

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25188 Marion Ave # C205 #C7039873 $110,000 Karen Brown

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Punta Gorda 941-639-0000 941-380-2820

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1350 Main St # 1504 #A3970109 $698,000 Linda A. Page

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Siesta Key 941-552-4200 941-552-4200

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North Shore Crescent Ltd. sold the Unit 301 condominium at 505 S. Orange Ave. to Dale Anderson and Mary Montgomery, of Sarasota, for $675,000. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,026 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $944,400 in 2007.

River’s Edge

Fiesta Enterprises of S.W. Florida LLC sold the home at 2350 Fiesta Drive to Renata Berg and Frank Gammicchia, of Osprey, for $634,800. Built in 1973, it has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,838 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $700,000 in 2007.

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Leonard and Carol Goodkin sold their Unit 807 condominium at 1771 Ringling Blvd. to Lavinia Suciu, of Sarasota, for $536,300. Built in 2006, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,805 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $529,600 in 2006.

Rose Investments LLC sold the Unit 1501 condominium at 1350 Main St. to Juan Bellantoni, trustee, of Sarasota, for $602,500. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,364 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $580,100 in 2007.

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Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 923 condominium at 1299 Tamiami Trail to Norden Wetstone, of Sarasota, for $600,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,790 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $642,000 in 2003. Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 407 condominium at 1301 Tamiami Trail to Lois Curry, of Sarasota, for $540,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,546 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $405,500 in 2000.

Granada

Nancy Craine, of Englewood, sold her home at 3606 Palonia Court to Cheryl Shames, of Sarasota, for $550,000. Built in

Donna Ellis, of Sarasota, sold her Unit 15-C condominium at 1111 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Gary Goodwin and Kathleen Angona-Goodwin, of Sarasota, for $501,100. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,736 square feet of living area. Thomas and Wendy Fitzgerald, of Sarasota, sold their home at 2516 Mulberry Terrace to Randy and Mary Edington, of Sarasota, for $460,000. Built in 1949, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,633 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $484,000 in 2002.

Bungalow Hill

Regina Stine, trustee, of Birmingham, Mich., sold the home at 950 Pomelo Ave. to Jesse Stine, of Sarasota, for $423,000. Built in 1985, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,820 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $411,400 in 2012.

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Harbor House West

Tracy Newsome, of Sarasota, sold her Unit 61 condominium at 226 Golden Gate Point to Gabor Fulop, of Fairfield, Conn., for $419,000. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,396 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $195,000 in 1998.

Alinari

Carl and Barbara Garshelis, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 611 condominium at 800 N. Tamiami Trail to Kjell and Christina Jansson, of Sarasota, for $415,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,323 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $352,000 in 2009. Richard Cannellos and Rudolph Smartt sold their Unit 1406 condominium at 800 N. Tamiami Trail to Sandra Kelz, of Sarasota, for $290,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,310 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $529,000 in 2007.

Osprey Avenue

Nina Royal, of Sarasota, sold her home at 535 Ohio Place to Lesley Mills, of Milford, Conn., for $415,000. Built in 1970, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,649 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $119,000 in 2000.

Phillippi Gardens

Gary and Sue Chaney sold their home at 2151 Lusitania Drive to Markus and Daniela Heimgartner, of Sarasota, for $400,000. Built in 1957, it has three bed-

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Roderick Reed, trustee, of Atherton, Calif., sold the Unit 24 condominium at 4109 Moss Oak Place to Federal National Mortgage Association for $320,800. Built in 1998, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,985 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $170,000 in 2000.

Desota Park

Steven and Sandra Callahan sold their home at 1841 Datura St. to Gary and Carolyn Collins, of Sarasota, for $300,000. Built in 1961, it has three bedrooms, three-anda-half baths and 1,802 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $285,000 in 2001.

Gulf Gate Woods

Howard Wagner, trustee, of Groton, Vt., sold the home at 2814 Conventry Way to Stella Pinckard and Penny Kairys, of Sarasota, for $289,000. Built in 1975, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,816 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $419,000 in 2007.

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ta, for $275,000. Built in 1984, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,220 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $200,100 in 2012.

Emerald Harbor

Donna Bolinger, of Huntington, Ind., sold her home at 6304 Beechwood Ave. to John and Gail Wroldsen, of Sarasota, for $250,000. Built in 1952, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,285 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $256,500 in 2003.

Florence

James and Linda O’Toole, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, sold their home at 5905 Briarwood Ave. to Jared Kaufman, of Sarasota, for $249,900. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,506 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $155,000 in 2010.

Renaissance

John and Terry Rixse, of Sarasota, sold

their Unit 1004 condominium at 750 N. Tamiami Trail to CP Stamford Properties LLC for $245,000. Built in 2001, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,180 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $270,800 in 2002.

Ashton Lakes

Douglas Popp, trustee, of Lakewood Ranch, sold the Unit 5527 condominium at 5527 Ashton Lake Drive to Robert and Ely Scholten, of Sarasota, for $215,000. Built in 1991, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,551 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $240,000 in 2004.

South Gate

David Winterrowd and Tami Panozzo, of Sarasota, sold their home at 2526 Siesta Drive to Patrick Seidensticker, of Sarasota, for $215,000. Built in 1957, it has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,150 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $343,500 in 2007.

The Landings South

Paul Lippman, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 202 condominium at 1628 Starling Drive to Travis Epes, of Sarasota, for $212,000. Built in 1987, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,775 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $142,000 in 1992.

Gulf Gate East

Albert and Margaret Saliba, of Cary, N.C., sold their home at 3726 Kingston Blvd. to Jan and Cynthia Galik, of Sarasota, for $204,000. Built in 1986, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,523 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $115,700 in 1986.

Forest Lakes Country Club Estates

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. sold the home at 1929 Mid Ocean Circle to Kristin Kurzydlo, of Sarasota, for $202,000. Built in 1967, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,939 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $185,000 in 2003.

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Isles of Sarasota

Richard and Carmela Wynn, of Abington, Mass., sold their home at 5929 Roseto Place to Robert Parnell, trustee, of Pawling, N.Y., for $367,000. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,008 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $342,000 in 2008.

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Historic Treasure on Siesta Key Bayfront with 1 ½ Acres!

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5 Bedrooms; 2 with Fireplace; 4 En-Suite/7 Bathrooms • 5,860 Square Feet in main house, 522 Square Feet in guest house 1.5 Acre of manicured lawn • Expansive view of Roberts Bay to be enjoyed from your private pier 200 feet of Bayfront with dockage for 2 boats • 50 feet on Hanson Bayou with dockage for a 50 foot boat. $5,999,000

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530 Yardarm Lane - $1,150,000

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Morning Lecture: 10:30 AM | Evening Lecture: 7:30 PM For more information, please call 941-924-1343 The Walter Isaacson lectures are sponsored by:

Thanks to all of our generous sponsors. Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation • SunTrust • Tidewell Hospice Robert W. Baird & Co. • Community Foundation of Sarasota County • Oberndorf Family Foundation The Observer Group • BMO Financial Group • Sun Hydraulics Corporation Sabal Trust Company • Williams Parker • Shepley Bulfinch / Sweet Sparkman Architects Willis A. Smith Construction • Longboat Key Club & Resort

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