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Name: AMI Why
Date: 2014-08-23 11:03:17
Subject: Why Cops on Beach?
Comments: Why does the police have to make a presents at sunset every night with their air polluting and noisy ATV?

Has there been a rash of crime on the beach lately?

Name: Alan Kurt
Date: 2014-08-17 02:37:27
Subject: Real Estate Sales
Comments: It would be nice if you printed current sales on the island instead of those dating back to October,2013.
Thank you,

Name: Jennifer mcdonald
Date: 2014-08-16 04:38:49
Subject: Joan franklin arrest

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From: Jennifer McDonald <>
Date: August 13, 2014 at 12:20:14 AM EDT
To: Reply to Comment <>
Subject: Fwd: Jo an Franklin arrests articles Holmes beach, Anna Maria Florida

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From: Jennifer McDonald <>
Date: August 13, 2014 at 12:19:06 AM EDT
To: "" <>
Subject: Jo an Franklin arrests articles Holmes beach, Anna Maria Florida

Is it not credibility and truth which makes research on reporting events reliable? Who checks their sources anyway when a person is accused of a crime; they must prove their innocence. What has happened to truth, family, neighbors and friends? Juicy news makes viewers like you. have you ever heard of people being falsely discredited? Imagine a woman who not only took care of her own children, but her grandchildren also. Joan Franklin has been a caregiver her entire life. She has worked very hard taking care of her schizophrenic son for many of his adult years. Why he even tied up the next door neighbor in a hog tie, got kidnapping an elderly, grand theft, and grand theft auto. She paid dearly to get a diagnoses and a trial for her sons mental illness. Two State Psychologist from Manatee County Courts District Doctor Renee and Doctor McGovern. This credible witness that you speak of but don't know the name of in your article is Cynthia and Clinton Franklin. Jo An Franklins' son that was diagnosed with schitzoeffective disorder and his wife his senior he found cyber dating. Why don't you research your topics more closely and see how naive the prosecutor and the Holmes beach police department really are? Look up Clinton Matthew Franklins records with the court and see a true portrait of the accuser. It's all public record in the trail where he dodged a very long sentence for his home invasion. This all happened here in manatee county and how did it stay out of your news flash? I have known both Jo an Franklin and Clinton Franklin intimately for 22 years. There are many character witnesses that can tell you otherwise, Jo an Franklin is the victim of her son. John the elderly man she has been accused of hurting had Christmas dinner with my family last year. He was happy, in fact I have pictures of his happiness. Shortly after John, like many elderly folk broke his hip. There is documentation of ongoing home health with amedysis as well as coastal orthopedic and Blake hospital record, oh, but HIPPA? She took care of john for years as well as his wife. Dementia and PTSD makes it incapable to speak with the "victim". Perfect little way to try revenge on your mother when she says you cannot live in her home on Anna Maria. Isn't it? Please contact me for more, if you want the scoop.

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Name: rontravis
Date: 2014-08-13 08:49:19
Subject: Sun Survey-living on Anna MAria Island
Comments: Moving off the Island-
I personally know 3 other friends who have sold and are moving off the Island. Soon this will just be 1 giant rental city

Name: jentlie
Date: 2014-08-05 13:26:55
Subject: why is Kaleta above the law???
Comments: amazing to me that Kaleta is above the law. Breaking and entering, stealing electricity. Why, tell me why does this man once again walk away scott free when anyone else would be in jail? Someone must have better attorneys than him.

Name: For the record
Date: 2014-08-03 10:47:36
Subject: Records Request
Comments: I would suggest The Sun review what it has written regarding Harry Stoltzfus and violations. Mr Stoltzfus was NEVER found to have broken the Sunshine Laws. In fact charges were never even bought. As everybody knows it was just a dirty campaign run by Ed Chiles, Mike Coleman and their lawyer Barfield (himself of extremely questionable background - just Google him!) when they realized that Stoltzfus was exposing what these guys were really up to. How many now I wonder wish they had listened to Mr Stoltzfus who warned of exactly what has transpired - the demise of a wonderful city in the hands of dirt, greed and corruption.

Name: John Roelof
Date: 2014-07-30 08:56:26
Subject: Private Island
Comments: If you outlaw access to your island by your own set of rules,then the State should cut off all State funding.

Name: Gary McMullen
Date: 2014-07-30 07:19:27
Subject: Gulf Front Park
Comments: I read with much chagrin the comment made by Bob Barron about removing the australian pines in Gulf Front Park before hurricane season. Are we really going to get into discussion again? The pines have been in the park much longer than any commissioner. We have all grown up with these whispering pines. I have never seen any damage to any nearby property near the park as a result of toppled branches or the trees themselves. These pines are as much a part of the beach as the sea oats and sea grapes that fill the park. I cannot believe that the city of Anna Maria would pay someone 00.00 to create a plan for their removal.

Name: Barb Pasuit
Date: 2014-07-28 10:32:14
Subject: Rental Signs
Comments: Why does our island have to be cluttered with rental signs? People who visit think at first glance that the whole island is up for sale until you tell them that they are rental signs. Prospective renters are using the web and can see just what the place looks like inside and out. You have to contact the rental agency anyway, you can't just walk up and knock on the door. Agents give out maps showing all their properties and where they are located so why the need to trash the island with signs. Which by the way become flying missiles during a hurricane. Does anyone agree we should ban these signs? I sure hope so.

Name: John Roelof
Date: 2014-07-27 15:38:06
Subject: Chris " spy cam "
Comments: What bothers you so much about being caught on camera? Any city you travel
In probably has you on camera fifty times.If this is bothersome to you I guess you will have to get use to it.
You are being watched by Satellite more than you realize.It time for a tinfoil

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