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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Joe Miller bids during the Affaire to Remember live auction to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center April 21 at St. Bernard Catholic Church. More than 300 people attended the party to the Center and its programs. The event raised an estimated $350,000. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Anna Maria commissioners' private spat now public By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
An apparent rift between Anna Maria City Commissioners Duke Miller and Jo Ann Mattick will have to be aired in public, said city attorney Jim Dye.
BIEO: Send National Guard to Coquina if needed By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Following the Easter Sunday shooting of three people on Coquina Beach, the threat of thousands of people descending on the Island for Cinco de Mayo Saturday, May 5, prompted Longboat Key Town Commissioner George Spoll to suggest that the National Guard be called in if local law enforcement officials can't preserve the peace.
GSR lawyer, accountant claim $567,000 in fees By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Unsecured creditors of bankrupt GSR Development LLC might be feeling a bit more "unsecure" these days about ever collecting anything near the $8 million they're owed by the failed Island real estate investment company.
Man linked to shooting HB police officer arrested on other charges By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter
Justin Garrett, 18, of Bradenton, was wanted for burglary and violation of probation when he was arrested April 17, shortly before 7 p.m. after fleeing a Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy who had recognized him.
Insurance: Leading companies set 'disturbing trend' By Molly McCartney . Islander Reporter
A local resident and insurance consultant who has just been appointed to the board of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. says there is a "disturbing trend" in the operations of leading insurance companies: They’re not much interested in insurance.
Perico convenience store victim of lottery theft By Mike Quinn. NewsManatee.Com Publisher. Special to The Islander
The Dalia Deli Time-Saver convenience store, located at 12300 Manatee Ave. W., just landward of the bridge to Anna Maria Island, was the victim of a lottery ticket rip-off by an employee, according to a report from the Bradenton Police Department.
Top Notch: First weekly winner also 2006 grand prize winner
The grand prize winner from among six weekly award-winning photos in the 2006 "Top Notch" Islander photo contest is 'Hermit' by Kim Klement of Bradenton. Her shot was the first winner on June 28 and was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. She can claim her grand prize, including $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More. Congratulations to all the winners - and be watching next week for our featured runnersup.
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