Francine Slack and Harry Kamberis count ballots in the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club's poll of members at its Nov. 19 meeting. Hillary Clinton won the balloting. Florida's Democratic primary ballot will include presidential candidates Joseph R. Biden Jr., Hillary Clinton,
Christopher J. Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis J. Kucinich, Barack Obama, William "Bill" Richardson III. The primary will be Jan. 29. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
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4 defendants await Acute Care trial By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
A third woman associated with the Medicaid fraud case against Anna Maria’s Acute Care medical therapy and supply company has agreed to a plea-bargain agreement in which she will testify against the remaining four defendants in a trial that has now been moved from Dec. 3 to June 2, 2008.
County eyes slower water-born speed at Bean Point By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
With the channel off Bean Point in Anna Maria shifting closer to shore, and following several near-miss incidents between boaters and bathers, Manatee County commissioners are prepared to implement a speed limit in the channel.
SAM questions DOT over bridge rehab By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Save Anna Maria, the organization that led the fight during the 1990s against a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge to replace the bridge on Manatee Avenue, said in a Nov. 16 letter to the Florida Department of Transportation that it is not opposed to a new bridge, nor the DOT’s present plan to rehabilitate the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
HB officials oppose comp plan referendum By Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach’s mayor and city commissioners are expressing their opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment requiring citizens to vote on changes to their municipal comprehensive land-use plans.