Page 1 The Sun Bay Paper November 22, 2023 November 22, 2023 Volume 9 Issue 5 From Island to Bay, News on the Level Right... All Along Digital Version On a November day in 1963, the world changed. In Dallas, President John F. Kennedy, young and full of promise, rode through the streets. Then, in a moment that would defi ne an era, he was struck down, his life ending as the nation watched in horror. In the aftermath, Lee Harvey Oswald, accused of the crime, was himself killed. The nation, reeling and desperate for truth, found little solace. The Warren Commission, tasked by Johnson, JFK’s successor, tried to piece together the narrative. They presented a conclusion: Oswald, acting alone, was the assassin. Yet, this explanation was met with skepticism, questions lingering in the air like the smoke from Oswald’s rifl e. How could Oswald, known for mediocre marksmanship, execute such a precise act? His words, “I’m just a patsy,” echoed in the public consciousness, a refrain for those who doubted the offi cial story. And then there was Jack Ruby, with ties to the criminal, silencing Oswald before he could speak more. In 1979, a Congressional committee acknowledged these doubts, suggesting the possibility of a conspiracy, yet without the evidence to turn the possibility into certainty. Today’s skeptics continue their quest, sifting through the fragments of that day, searching for the elusive truth behind the tragedy of John F. Kennedy. Sixty years later, we will look at some of the alternative theories on who killed JFK. The Mob Did It ? Presidential mistress Judith Campbell claimed to bridge a clandestine meeting between Kennedy and Chicago mob boss Sam Gianciana during the ‘60 presidential race. A hidden gem lies off McGregor Boulevard. an Italian outpost of culinary tradition owned by Craig Komatz. It has a story as seasoned as the dishes he serves. It’s 6:00 p.m., and a line is already out the door. The atmosphere, a welcomed escape from the Southwest Florida scene. After a bite of their classic soft meatball in a home made basil red sauce, and a sip of red wine..... you close your eyes, and magically you fi nd yourself on Mulberry Street or in Boston’s North End. ....... Wow! The wine list, a curated selection of over 100 varieties, leans heavily on Italian classics, off ering a journey through Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily, and Sardinia. True to Komatz’ Pittsburgh roots, the pricing speaks of value and fairness. The cuisine is adventurous and classically grounded at the same time. From the pistachio-encrusted halibut to the veal alla Sorrentino to the seafood fra diavolo, each dish is a story; each bite is a narrative of passion, tradition, and resilience. The current investment in it’s continued success is evident in this past summer’s Proposal Shakes Up FMB! Tolling Bridges Sparks Debate Among Council Members At a recent town council management and planning session, Fort Myers Beach Councilmember Karen Woodson shook things up with a groundbreaking proposal. She suggested that those entering Fort Myers Beach might soon need to pay a toll akin to the Sanibel system to cross the town’s bridges. This idea is aimed at addressing the town’s recurring seasonal traffi c woes. The Matanzas Pass Bridge, leading into Fort Myers Beach and owned by the state, along with the Lee County-owned Big Carlos Pass Bridge, currently under construction, could both potentially see toll booths. Woodson’s proposition includes a potential discount for town residents, either minimal monthly payments or no fee. However, this concept met with opposition from other council members. Councilmember Bill Veach highlighted potential confl icts with the state constitution, noting that it prohibits diff erent toll rates for diff erent groups. He added that current discounts on Sanibel tolls are state-sanctioned and apply uniformly to all tolls. Veach also pointed out that Woodson’s proposal would eff ectively mean that every town resident would pay a toll each time they enter or exit the town. Implementing such tolls would require approval from both county and state authorCont. pg. 7 Cont on pg 14 Cont. pg. 3 JFK: 60 Years! Questions Still Remain! Complexity of Concussions In recent years, the spotlight on football and soccer-related head injuries has intensifi ed, bringing concussions, the mildest form of traumatic brain injury, to the forefront of public consciousness. Yet, what often escapes public attention is the aftermath of concussions, the protracted road to recovery, and the crucial supports needed for healing. Contrary to common belief that only loss of consciousness indicates a concussion, the reality is far more nuanced. Concussions, prevalent in various aspects of everyday life beyond the sports arena, can result from abusive head trauma, blast exposure, car accidents, and falls. Diagnosis is intricate, relying on symptoms, brain imaging, and neurologic exams. Astonishingly, a signifi cant Crafting Culinary Excellence in Fort Myers Cont. pg 10

November 22, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 2 When I fi rst stepped onto the college quad, I was just another young man, making his way, surveying the lay of the land. For me, however, there were a few personal fi rsts playing out in real time to which none of those aspiring collegians were privy. For one, I was no longer getting a weekly haircut, nor was any razor getting acquainted with my face on a daily basis. I no longer used shower shoes, waited in line to eat out of a can, or pitched a tent to sleep in a bag. “The slide into civilian slime,” as Marine Corps GySgt. Cooley, a decorated Vietnam veteran, would lament, was well underway. Perhaps that is why Gunny assigned me to the Civilian Readjustment class — twice. In one of my fi rst collegiate classes, everyone took a turn at the professor’s lectern, and we were all instructed to introduce ourselves with a brief biography, explaining what brought us to university. As the class was dismissed, the professor asked to speak with me. In no uncertain terms he wanted me to know that, during the Vietnam years, protests on campus occurred, and veterans were not well received by some. Growing up, I witnessed the domestic upheaval that was endured by these veterans, many of whom were the senior NCOs and fi eld grade offi cers I served with. There was even a smattering of Korean War veterans among them. Sensing the opportunity to support and defend these men who mentored me, I did it without trepidation and with satisfaction. This was before the days when the ubiquitous expression “Thank you for your service” became the new catchphrase echoing throughout our lexicon, especially around Veterans Day. For some, specifi cally those Korean and Vietnam veterans, the “thanks” and “welcome home” were much too long in coming. Whether or not these words bestowed upon them are sincere, the fact is that plenty never got a chance to hear such benign salutations. Or is it just something we say, like “Happy Thanksgiving” and “Merry Christmas,” to fi ll an uncomfortable void that often comes across as disingenuous? This seemingly quasi-support perhaps stems from the fact that most have never served, even though America had, until recently, been at war for nearly two decades. More than 2 million served in Iraq and Afghanistan following 9/11. That seems like a lot, but, categorically, they represent less than 1 percent of the U.S. population. Americans’ experience of war today happens as they are surrounded by the comforts of home. That battle against evil and freedom-hating rogues is fought compliments of a computer video screen and mouse, where the terror, blood, and stench of death is nonexistent. “Thank you for your service.” Really? If you truly mean what you say, how about making your gratitude count the next time you vote? For once, stop casting your ballot for Marxists who take their liberties for granted, while despising this country that I served, and you chose not to, a nation that seemingly does not exist today. How about that — or are you off ended? Freedom’s steep and never-ending price tag is disproportionally paid, time and again, by veterans, and it always has been that way, even after 1973 when Congress put the draft to rest. If attempting to assuage your draft-deferment guilt with your yearly perfunctory “thank you for your service” makes you feel better — then have at it. After all, it’s a free country, right? There is one hero of the Iraq War, who had the humility and grace to respond in kind, who was nothing short of perfection. You won’t fi nd this gentleman on Facebook or any other narcissistic social media outlet extolling his every move as some validation of purpose. He does not wear a hat, shirt, or jacket to distinguish who he is because his mere presence and the way he carries himself more than suffi ces. While on patrol in Iraq, his face and hands were mutilated by an improvised explosive device. Maimed for life, he looked the person dead in the eye, saying, “The best way you can thank any of us for our service is to make America a nation worth dying for, again.” Amen. Greg Maresca ‘Thank You for Your Service’ (is not enough!) Instead, lets make this nation once again worth dying for.

Page 3 November 22, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Cont. from pg. 1 Tensions escalate between presidential candidate, Govenor Ron DeSantis and entertainment giant Walt Disney Company, as fresh legal documents counter Disney’s claim that its First Amendment rights were violated. DeSantis’ legal team contends that Disney’s response lacks specificity, urging the company to identify the specific actions by the state of Florida that allegedly infringe on its rights. The governor asserts that Disney’s purported injuries cannot be linked to the state, making an injunction against him ineffective. Highlighting Disney’s failure to counter DeSantis’ motion for case dismissal, the governor argues that the company lacks standing. Disney, however, maintains its standing, arguing that DeSantis’ restructuring of the Reedy Creek Improvement District directly harms the company. The legal filing emphasizes that Disney must demonstrate tangible injury resulting from DeSantis’ appointment powers, rather than merely asserting their unconstitutionality.Disney alleges that its First Amendment rights were violated when it opposed the Parental Rights in Education Bill. The company claims it faced consequences for deviating from “political orthodoxy,” leading to the legislative undoing of Reedy Creek and the governor gaining authority over board appointments. In the latest documents, Disney asserts that DeSantis could retaliate through actions like constructing a state prison or supporting a rival theme park, urging the court to invalidate reorganization laws and revoke the governor’s board appointments.DeSantis’ lawyers counter that rescinding the appointment powers wouldn’t prevent the Oversight District from pursuing its agenda, emphasizing that board members are not subject to the governor’s pleasure. They argue that Disney’s objection is not to the enforcement of House Bill 9B, restructuring Reedy Creek, but to the existence of the law itself. DeSantis’ legal team reiterates their call for the case to be dismissed. FMB Bridge Toll Cont. from pg. 1 Expires 12-31-2023 DeSantis and Disney... Still Feuding! ities, as the town does not own the bridges. Post-meeting, Fort Myers Beach Vice Mayor Jim Atterholt fi rmly opposed any tolls for entering or exiting the town. Similarly, Councilmember John King expressed willingness to consider proposals but could not support a toll for the bridges now. Mayor Dan Allers has not yet commented on Woodson’s proposal. This discussion comes against the backdrop of a 2005 referendum where 72% of Fort Myers Beach voters opposed the initiation of bridge tolls without a public vote. This requirement for a referendum remains a signifi cant hurdle for future toll proposals. Richard Luthmann Councilmember Karen Woodson

November 22, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 4 Letters to the Editor Editorial Copyright © SBP Media LLC and Sun Bay Paper All rights reserved. This newspaper or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. Quote of the Week All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Edmund Burke Dear Editor, Good paper with good editorials (Alexia Chapin’s was a nice read). Glad to have you back on Fort Myers Beach. Best wishes. Bob Carney Florida’s Success Means We Should Invest in a World-Class Pier When Florida has success, our Governor lets everyone know. And he’s had a whole lot to tout of late. The Sunshine State has achieved a new tourism milestone, with an estimated 35.1 million visitors between July and September 2023, setting a record for the state. Governor Ron DeSantis’ offi ce announced that this surge in tourism is led predominantly by domestic travelers, accounting for over 32 million of the total visitors. The state also welcomed 2.2 million international guests and over 660,000 Canadian tourists. In total, Florida has seen 105.2 million visitors in 2023, surpassing the 2022 fi gure by more than 700,000. Governor DeSantis attributes this success to the state’s policy of minimal travel restrictions, asserting that Florida’s commitment to freedom has been a critical factor in attracting record numbers of visitors. “Florida continues to set records for visitation because of our commitment to allowing visitors to enjoy their travels without arbitrary government restrictions. Florida will continue to be a beacon of freedom for travelers,” DeSantis stated in the news release. Compared to the previous year, the number of visitors has increased by 1.6%, with a signifi cant 8% rise over the same period in 2019, as reported by Visit Florida, the state’s offi cial travel, tourism, and vacation organization. Notably, Florida’s tourism sector is growing faster than the national average and outperforming other states in terms of visitor spending. While travel spending has dropped in states like California and New York, Florida has experienced an 11.3% increase in tourist expenditures since the third quarter of 2019. This growth is considerably higher than the national growth rate of 3.9% for the same period. These numbers state the case for why the Lee County rebuild of the Fort Myers Beach Pier should be world-class and forward-looking. I spoke to Allen Shanosky, a Let’s GO FMB Pier Committee member. He’s a third-generation islander who has spent the better part of the past year visiting piers around the state and up and down the coasts with his wife, doing fact-fi nding for the pier rebuild. While the pier is a Lee County project, all stakeholders should have a say. Shanosky says the average time for a pier rebuild – once the plans are approved – is 4.9 years. Statistically speaking, this means most of the decision-makers – the current Lee County Commissioners – will probably be out of offi ce by the time of the ribbon-cutting. Shanosky says the news this past week that FEMA had provided “clearance” to begin the rebuild of the pier was a bit of a misnomer. “FEMA will provide funding for the value of the pre-existing structure plus additional value for remediation, such as raising the pier.” The back of the napkin numbers mean that our electeds can negotiate between $12 - $14 million from the Feds. But the old FMB pier was on its way out before the storm. Built in 1991, it was coming up on the time for an upgrade anyway. Only eight feet across, it had a maximum capacity of about 200. And this is the most visited Lee County attraction if you take away the beaches. The Let’s GO FMB Pier Committee surveyed just under 10,000, and the results are telling. Nine out of ten believe the pier reconstruction should be a priority for the Lee County Commissioners. A whopping 98.5% want an improved pier. Dear Editor, I enjoy the article by Wayne Allyn Root “Trump was Right” and YES ,,, he was , about so many other things not even covered in the article. Mainly the one about the left stealing the election and I’m glad to see you are printing Mr Root, I have been following him for many years and I like what he has to say. Unfortunately, The GOP keeps losing elections because the left has the whole thing in the bag, with three quarters of voters unhappy with the direction we are going, infl ation, gas prices, on the brink of WWIII, only an idoit can believe that democrats are winning elections. NO WAY! Voters should be running in any direction but Democratic! And until we stop mail-in ballots without ID, ballot harvesting, drop boxes, and continued vote counting long after elections are over, we won’t win! Probably ever again. I’m not sure even Trump can win in 24, they stole the last one from him, what has really changed? By my point of view, looking at last weeks elections, nothing. About your jokes, I’ve been reading your paper for about 5 years, and the reason I’m conservative has a lot to do with a basic philosophy, some people see something they don’t like they think/say “no one should be able to read that!” like it’s their job to save the world from it. When conservatives see something they don’t like they think/say “I won’t share that” and not try to forbid anyone else from seeing it. The Democrats are the party of control, not us, we don’t censor! Over the past years, have I seen a joke that I didn’t think appropriate... yes a few times..... in 5 years... but I have enjoyed so many others and like being able to share adult humor with my friends over a couple of beers. It’s kinda like when then President Trump would tweet one of his “off ” tweets, I would think ‘man he could have skipped that one’, it’s the same with an “off ” joke. Besides, your paper isn’t like the others, you stand out, don’t stop now. Juan Caldeira Letters Continued on pg 9 Cont. pg. 10

Page 5 The Sun Bay Paper November 22, 2023 Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should be expelled from Congress and charged with violating their Oaths of Offi ce, and the sections of Title 5 and Title 18 set forth below. They should be subpoenaed before a Federal Grand Jury and asked the questions set out below...under oath. The evidence that exists, by written laws, is overwhelming, prohibiting Muslims who believe in the Holy Quran (which, by defi nition, is all of them) to become US Citizens, and or run for public offi ce. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar took an Oath, as elected Congressmen, to swear to adhere to that Oath to specifi cally hold the First Amendment to our Constitution to be their “Holy Grail” to keep separate “Religion and Government”. By law, Congress can make no Laws... that contradicts that oath. What you idiots did, by allowing them to take their “oath of offi ce”, on the Quran...ignorant of the Quran... was to allow them to pledge their allegiance toAllah! Islam’s Book of Faith, is the Quran and according to Islam’s Shuras in the Quran , they cannot, under penalty of death, swear allegiance to our Constitution or any other leader, religion, potentate (government), than Islam! Muslims cannot have two Gods or two leaders or two ways of life... they MUST adhere toAllah, Islam and Mohamed or face death. To take that OATH of Offi ce, truthfully, they would become infi dels, thereby breaking the biggest law of their Beliefs in Islam, the very laws that require them to “kill infi dels” , behead them and commit many acts that are not only contradictory to our beliefs but also, our entire Rule of Law. They are serious crimes, felonies ...many are Capital Crimes requiring the death penalty. Such would be and is the case for the “Honor Killings” they perform in the United States. Islam is one...there is no distinction between Church and State! Ask any Muslim...while you’re at it, ask why would they kill a woman, a mother, in public for not covering her head...I watched that myself as did thousands of American ... that’s what’s coming to your neighborhood...with emphasis on “HOOD”! Omar was born in Somalia and to become a US Citizen, Omar had to swear this Oath, “”I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fi delity to any foreign prince, or potentate...”! What do you think... Truth or Consequences? Do you believe what she said, under OATH? If you do, you must believe that chickens have lips...they don’t! Omar has made it crystal clear that she hates America, hated our President Trump. In fact she has been heard to say ,”I am going to get that Mother F---er”. I do not believe she meant breakfast! Besides threatening a President, a crime, she hates our friends and allies like the Jewish community, will not admit Muslims attacked us on 9/11...violated the INS laws by marrying her brother...has probably, mistakenly used funds she shouldn’t have. How is it they/she are allowed to lie and get away with it by Islam? Well, just like Hussein Obama, they lied not toAllah, but to us, that’s correct, none of those who hold offi ces that required an Oath are telling the truth if their Book of Faith is the Quran...ask them...under oath...before a Grand Jury...and NOT before Congress. If they claim they lied to Islam then demand they “renounce and abjure all allegiance to Islam, Allah, Mohamed and any other potentate”, under oath in the Grand Jury and publicize it! We demand to know! Like Obama , she could lie under Islam... if it’s to further their cause, which is to rule the all costs. Islam is an Ideology, a Cult! It is NOT, INANYWAY, ARELIGION. If it’s a religion, it is the only religion in the world that kills, unprovoked... unbelievers FOR BEING UNBELIEVERS...THINK ABOUT IT! That’s why they are killing Jews, Christians, Americans, Muslims, who apparently aren’t complete, like the Iraqis they killed, beheaded. For no other reason...Islam, ISIS, Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, PLO are killing people, beheading people, killing children, babies...from throughout Quran, “Smite their heads and hands and feet, to put fear in the infi dels”...(Ali’s Book 9-29 pg 116 ), to put fear in their eyes for what we think is NO reason. How could anybody believe THAT, in this country, what we call Murder, Islam calls “Honor” killings? Islam is in DIRECT confl ict toALL our Rules of Law, our Constitution, our Laws, our fundamental way of life. It calls for the death to infi dels, unbelievers, that’s you and me... we separate Church and State. How can Omar, Tlaib, Presley and other Muslims, be in the US Congress... read what crimes they are committing below...? There is NO statute of limitations on Capital Crimes... death penalty cases. Also, all those former Hussein staff members who are now Biden’s staff members, and Congress women are exposed, and are just as liable as their boss, for violating the statutes set forth below...Misprision of a Felony. So remember when the real FBI knocks on your door, you will have to make a loyal to Hussein will I be? “Is he worth my life”? The Right Side AMERICAWAKE UP ... IGNORANCE OF ISLAM... IS ALLOWING AMUSLIM TO RISE AGAIN IN POWER... BUT THIS TIME ...NOT HINDERED BYA RULE OF LAW OR A CONSTITUTION ...HUSSEIN OBAMA... Cont. pg 6 The Sun Bay Paper PHONE: (239) 267-4000 MAIL (Correspondence & General Inquiries): 16970 San Carlos Blvd., Ste 160, Fort Myers, Fl 33908 MAIL (Billing & Payments): PO Box 471, Sanborn, NY 14132 E-MAIL: WEBSITE & DIGITAL VERSION: PRODUCER: J. 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November 22, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 6 Federal law regulating oath of offi ce by government offi cials is divided into four parts along with an executive order which further defi nes the law for purposes of enforcement. 5 U.S.C. 3331 provides the text of the actual oath that offi ce members of Congress are required to take before assuming offi ce. 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affi davit that they have taken the oath of offi ce required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of offi ce during their tenure of offi ce as defi ned by the third part of the law, 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal off ense (and a violation of oath of offi ce) for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”. The fourth federal law, 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath offi ce described in 5U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from offi ce and; (2) confi nement or a fi ne. IFTHIS LAWWASACTUALLY ENFORCED, MOST OFTHOSE CURRENTLY IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, CONGRESS, AND THE JUDICIARYWOULD BE REMOVED FROMOFFICE OR CIVILSERVICEAND BE PUNISHED. United States of America Penalties under U.S. Code, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 115, § 2381 - 2384 (2018) 2381 - Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suff er death, or shall be imprisoned not less than fi ve years and fi ned under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any offi ce under the United States. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.) 2382 - Misprision of Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fi ned under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.) 2384 - Seditious Conspiracy If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fi ned under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, § 1, 70 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1) (N), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)Reference Cornell Law School You who work for these two scoundrels, Obama and Obiden, know what they are overthrow our government. Read the above...very carefully. If it applies to you... think much do you want a Socialist, Muslim nation? Would you risk your life? What if 300,000,000 Guns don’t roll over and play dead? “If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force, the Government of the United States”...could very well face the death penalty. To you in Law Enforcement and the Military, if Joe Biden issues ANY orders for you to violate your/ our Constitution or Rule of Law... “Do NOT followANY unlawful orders”, Executive or otherwise! Honor your code to ,”Protect, Preserve and Defend the Constitution” and all US protects from tyranny! If they do something drastic to disarm citizens... to surrender their guns, don’t force it if it follows a shutdown of the electric grid or a shutdown of communications, the Internet, or takeover of the newspapers, radio, TV ...or if they blame Republicans, Magas, Donald Trump. Instead go to those facilities and demand they restore power, the internet and communications! I want the “squad”, to understand, some of us, who read the Quran and talk to “good” Muslims who do NOT believe in all the Shuras in the Quran, fi gured out long ago the type of people you are...trying to overthrowAmerica and the Constitution...your words line right up with prior knowledge, Misprision of a Felony-Treason... punishable by death! But what do I know? I only arrested a hand full of politicians over my 30 years... imagine what we could do if we concentrated on Political Crimes... like Biden committed! The Right Side... J Gary Dilaura, FBI RET Cont. from pg 5 A new chapter is set to begin on Fort Myers Beach. Margaritaville Beach Resort, a haven of island tranquility and tropical allure, announces its grand opening. Come December 21, this latest Margaritaville incarnation invites guests to immerse in a world where palm trees sway, sandy beaches stretch endlessly, and the spirit of relaxation reigns supreme. Margaritaville Beach Resort embodies the laid-back ethos inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s songs. Its seven acres of beachfront property gaze upon the Gulf of Mexico, offering a picturesque escape. The resort boasts 254 guest rooms, each a sanctuary of coastal charm with sweeping views. Six dining destinations promise a culinary journey infused with island flavors, including the acclaimed JWB Grill and the 5’o’clock Somewhere Bar and Grill. As the general manager, David Cesario, expresses, Margaritaville Beach Resort is more than a destination; it’s a portal to a vacation state of mind. Whether it’s a family adventure, a romantic retreat, or a gathering of friends, the resort offers a mosaic of experiences. From its luxurious accommodations to the vibrant rhythms of live music, every moment is an invitation to embrace the Margaritaville state of mind. The resort’s crown jewel, the Fins Up Beach Club, awaits its grand debut in mid-January. Until then, guests can bask in the sun on Fort Myers Beach, lounging on complimentary beach chairs under the shade of umbrellas. As the year draws to a close, the Sunset Terrace is set to host a New Year’s Eve Celebration, complete with live music and a front-row seat to the dazzling Fort Myers Beach fireworks. Margaritaville Beach Resort Fort Myers Beach is not just a getaway; it’s a journey to a world where time slows down, and life’s simple pleasures are savored. It’s a destination where the rhythm of the waves sets the pace, and every sunset is a celebration. Richard Luthmann Paradise Awaits: FMB Resort Opens Dec 21

Page 7 The Sun Bay Paper November 22, 2023 Yet, the Mafi a’s sentiment toward the Kennedys soured. RFK’s relentless pursuit to cleanse the Teamsters Union of mob infl uence turned them from potential allies to embittered enemies. Frank Ragano, attorney to Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa, penned in his 1994 book that Hoff a conspired with mob bosses Santos Traffi cante and Carlos Marcello to orchestrate JFK’s assassination. Hoff a vanished in ‘75 and was declared dead seven years later. In a deathbed confession, Traffi cante reportedly lamented his role in the assassination, regretting that it was John, not Bobby, who fell to their plot. The mob’s involvement is a hauntingly plausible narrative among the myriad conspiracy theories. Even G. Robert Blakey, counsel to the House Select Committee, conceded in ‘79, “I think the mob did it.” Oswald was a Soviet Agent ? In ‘59, after leaving the Marine Corps, Oswald ventured into the Soviet Union. For 32 months, he called it home until disillusionment crept in, and he returned to American soil with Marina, his Russian bride. Back in the States, Oswald’s leanings towards communism didn’t waver. In September ‘63, he journeyed to Mexico City to seek Soviet and Cuban visas. Was Oswald’s defection a mere facade? Some theorize he was a Soviet pawn recruited to assassinate Kennedy. Oswald’s fi nal phone call in Mexico City was to a KGB offi cial skilled in espionage and assassination. KGB fi les on Oswald, handed to President Clinton by Boris Yeltsin, painted a diff erent picture. The Soviets, far from enlisting him, deemed Oswald unstable and unreliable, even suspecting him as a CIA plant. Oswald was working for the CIA ? According to veteran investigator Dr. Cyril Wecht, Oswald was a pawn in a larger game. Wecht, a forensic pathologist, posits that Oswald was acting on the orders of Allen Dulles, the former CIA director whose career was tarnished by the Bay of Pigs fi asco. According to Wecht, Dulles harbored a deep-seated resentment towards Kennedy, leading him to manipulate Oswald—a former Marine— into executing his vengeance. Wecht points to unpublished interviews with Oswald’s widow and with George de Mohrenschildt, a CIA affi liate who was close to Oswald and later committed suicide. Both support the theory of Oswald being a mere “patsy” in a grander, more sinister plot. Oswald was likely a CIA operative, Wecht asserts. He notes the ease with which Oswald returned from Russia during the Cold War, accompanied by his wife Marina, daughter of a KGB agent. Only a network of infl uential connections could have allowed that to happen. Dulles’ appointment to the Warren Commission, tasked with investigating Kennedy’s death, raises suspicions, according to Wecht. Fidel Castro Payback ? The CIA’s covert endeavors against Fidel Castro during Kennedy’s term are well-known. Poisoned meals, exploding cigars, and other secret plots wove a tapestry of espionage, as uncovered by a congressional inquiry in ‘75. The question arose - did Castro, cornered and provoked, strike back in kind? LBJ aired his suspicions in a secretly recorded conversation with Ramsey Clark in ‘67. He spoke a tale of Castro’s retribution. The Cuban leader, having uncovered CIA schemes through torture, decided to reciprocate. Oswald, known for his pro-Castro leanings and failed attempts to enter Cuba, was implicated in Johnson’s theory. Yet, no defi nitive evidence of Cuba’s hand in the aff air has surfaced. Castro himself, in a ‘77 interview, dismissed the notion of assassinating Kennedy as madness, knowing well it could draw the ire of a superpower upon his island. LBJ Orchestrated It ? The alliance between JFK and his vice president, the roughhewn Texan LBJ, was a political union forged for convenience. After JFK’s death, Jacqueline Kennedy revealed her husband’s deep concerns about Johnson’s ambitions. Some say that Johnson, eager to usurp, orchestrated the assassination during the president’s visit to Texas, fl oating the idea that Johnson, possibly in league with Texas oil magnates, sought to protect their lucrative tax breaks threatened by Kennedy. Another author suggested that Johnson, seeking to protect his friend, then-Texas Governor John Connally, attempted to rearrange the seating in the Dallas motorcade. Multiple Gunmen ? Dr. Wecht is one of many experts who challenges the lone gunman theory in Kennedy’s assassination. In ‘78, he testifi ed before the House Select Committee and said it was improbable Oswald, fi ring from the sixthfl oor window of the Texas School Book Depository, acted alone. Wecht said there was a second gunman, hidden behind the grassy knoll’s picket fence, presenting a compelling case against the bullet’s implausible upward trajectory and supported by eyewitness testimonies of echoing gunshots. He also alleges that Secret Service agents forcibly barred Dallas coroner Dr. Earl Rose from examining Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The body was swiftly removed to Washington, D.C., with no proper examination. James Files Was the Shooter ? In a 2003 interview, James Files claimed he was the triggerman in President Kennedy’s assassination. Files implicates Sam Giancana, Chuck Nicoletti, and Johnny Roselli, as straddling the line between organized crime and undercover operations. Files said David Atlee Phillips, a CIA Special Operations Offi cer, pulled the strings in Dallas, orchestrating the events that unfolded in Dealey Plaza. Files honed his skills as a marksman doing counterintelligence in Laos in ‘59. He says he previously met Oswald during a CIA gun-running operation in Louisiana. Roselli was a bridge between the CIA and the criminal underworld, aided by CIA agent Frank Sturgis. Files recalled driving Roselli to meet Jack Ruby in Fort Worth, where Ruby handed over a folder detailing Kennedy’s parade route and counterfeit ID cards. Giancana stood at the heart of the conspiracy, orchestrating the assassination on behalf of the mob. Files claimed the weapon was a prototype .222 Remington Fireball rifl e equipped with a 3-power scope. From behind the grassy knoll fence, he said he fi red the fatal shot at Kennedy while Nicoletti fi red from the Dal-Tex building. The ammunition was bullets tipped with mercury. While Files claims appear believable, the FBI says it investigated them in 1994 and found them “not credible.” Still Questions ! Sixty years have passed since November 22, 1963. And yet, the offi cial account of JFK’s assassination fails to satisfy many. The National Archives have said 99% of the Kennedy fi les have been made public. For the skeptics, as time passes, evidence deteriorates, and witnesses die, the probability that the offi cial narrative will be toppled becomes more and more remote. As the events of that fateful day fade further into history, we will probably never know the whole story of what happened on that fateful day in Dallas. Richard Luthmann Unanswered Questions Cont. from pg. 1 Moments before the shooting(s)

November 22, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 8 It was a Friday, and I was set to get married the next day. My future wife and I took off the day before our wedding to work on getting our apartment ready to be our home. We were busy cleaning and had the TV on. At about 1:30 EST, a special report came on. Walter Cronkite reported the President, John F. Kennedy, had been shot while in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. From that moment on, we were glued to the TV to keep up with the latest news. It was a sad and somber moment for ALL Americans. We left the apartment and went home to our families. Nighttime came, and President Kennedy had died. My Bachelor party with my friends was canceled as all bars were closed. We had a Chinese dinner and were all sad about the event of the day. We were a nation in collective shock and mourning. Our Wedding Mass was scheduled for 11 am at the Church, and our reception was scheduled for 1 pm. Our wedding party of ten relatives and friends was ready to proceed. The hall wanted a somber aff air, and the music band did not want to play. Fortunately, all was resolved. Despite the sadness of the day, the aff air went very well, and ALL had a good time. We left the aff air at 4:30 pm and it was pouring rain. I guess God was a little sad too. We took a fl ight (our fi rst) to Bermuda and had a wonderful Honeymoon. We missed all the sadness and pageantry going on in the USA, as Bermuda was a British Colony. Janet and I will never forget that date. We will be celebrating sixty years of marriage this year and still will never forget that 24-hour period of our lives! Frank M. Ferraiuolo Since the inception of government record-keeping in 1948, a substantial number of Americans— approximately 27 million each year—have embarked on the journey of relocation. The motivations behind such moves often hinge on personal factors, ranging from the desire to be closer to family and the initiation of new relationships to the need for a more spacious dwelling. Nevertheless, certain regions across the country boast attributes with widespread appeal, leading to a surge in population in the past year. According to data derived from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program, one such area experiencing signifi - cant growth is right here, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area in Florida. Over the period from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, the infl ux of individuals to this region surpassed those departing by a margin of approximately 32,420. The annual population growth of 4.1%, attributed solely to net migration (excluding births and deaths), ranks as the sixth most substantial increase among all 387 metropolitan areas in the United States. The data presented in this report has been compiled at the metropolitan level, utilizing defi nitions from the Census Bureau for July 2023. The following ranking highlights the top ten metropolitan areas based on population increase from net migration during the period from July 2021 to June 2022: 1, Wildwood-The Villages, FL: 8.7% population increase from net migration, equating to 11,680 individuals. 2. Myrtle Beach-ConwayNorth Myrtle Beach, SC: 4.9% population increase from net migration, with a net gain of 18,100 residents. 3. Punta Gorda, FL: A 4.9% rise in population from net migration, totaling 9,520 new residents. 4. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL: A 4.2% increase in population from net migration, representing 31,960 individuals. 5. Homosassa Springs, FL: A 4.1% uptick in population from net migration, encompassing 6,550 new residents. 6. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL: A 4.1% population increase from net migration, with a net gain of 32,420 individuals. 7. North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL: A 3.9% rise in population from net migration, accounting for a net increase of 33,900 residents. 8. Wilmington, NC: A 3.7% population increase from net migration, indicating a net gain of 16,240 individuals. 9. Ocala, FL: A 3.6% rise in population from net migration, involving 14,030 new residents. 10. Port St. Lucie, FL: A 3.5% increase in population from net migration, resulting in a net gain of 17,780 individuals. Eight of the Top TEN are in Florida Want to bring new customers to your door? That’s our job! Making sure they return is yours! To speak to an Ad Specialist call: 239-267-4000 or email us at: produc t i on@sunbaypaper. com NOVEMBER 22, 1963: MY STORY

Page 9 The Sun Bay Paper November 22, 2023 Letters to the Editor Anti-Surveillance State Act Advances in House Financial Services Committee In a significant stride towards protecting financial privacy and individual sovereignty, the House Financial Services Committee recently approved Majority Whip Emmer’s groundbreaking CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act. (ASSA) The bill, which marks the first anti-central bank digital currency legislative effort in the United States, successfully moved out of the Committee and is now positioned for consideration on the House floor. The CBDC ASSA has garnered support from an impressive coalition, including 60 co-sponsor Members of Congress and various stakeholder groups such as the Independent Community Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, Club for Growth, Heritage Action, and the Blockchain Association. The primary objective of the bill is to curb the potential misuse of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by the government, particularly the risk of it becoming a tool for financial surveillance. Unlike decentralized cryptocurrencies, a CBDC is a government-controlled digital form of sovereign currency that operates on a digital ledger controlled by the government issuing it. In essence, it is programmable money with the potential to enable surveillance and restrictions on transactions, posing a threat to the American way of life. In China, the Communist Party is using a CBDC to track the spending habits of its citizens creating a social credit system that rewards or punishes people based on their behavior. Closer to home in Canada, the Trudeau Administration froze the bank accounts of individuals involved in the 2022 trucker protests. That can not be allowed here. The CBDC ASSA aims to safeguard American values of privacy, individual sovereignty, and free market competitiveness. It prevents the Federal Reserve from directly issuing a CBDC to individuals and prohibits indirect issuance through intermediaries. The legislation underscores that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury lack the authority to issue a CBDC without Congressional authorization. Moreover, it prevents the Federal Reserve from using a CBDC to implement monetary policy, ensuring it cannot be wielded as a tool to control the American economy. The bill also champions innovation and the development of digital cash with privacy protections akin to physical currency. Majority Whip Emmer urged colleagues from both sides of the aisle to support the bill. He emphasized the critical importance of defending against an expanding government surveillance state and protecting the principles that define the American way of life. available on Cont. from pg. 4 To the Editor, In 1934 Oxford anthropologist JD Unwin conducted a study of 80 native cultures and 16 civilizations within his research, he wrote a book called ‘Sex and Culture’ and was able to identify four diff erent stages within the nation before its complete collapse. The four stages are: pain, productive, prosperous, and promiscuous. According to Unwin, after a nation becomes prosperous, it becomes increasingly liberal concerning sexual morality. It thus loses its cohesion, impetus and purpose, which he claims is irrevocable. When a nation is promiscuous the children are born out of wedlock, meaning broken families and fatherless homes. Fatherless homes leads to boys grouping up and creating gangs, gangs leads to murder, drugs, domestic violence, theft, looting of stores and arson. As a result of the constant crime, stores and businesses go bankrupt, as stores go bankrupt there’s a loss of jobs, if there’s a jobs, the economy deteriorates, if the economy deteriates, the people suff er. Within this process surrounding Nations sence the Nation’s weekness and start illegally immigrating within the former prosperous nation in the tens, hundreds, thousands, and tens of thousands, to the point where it is no longer in immigration it is an invasion. The beginning of the Nation’s collapses is when the nation becomes sexually promiscuous, this is why I agree with Gov. DeSantis keeping porno out of school libraries and the ones who say that banning pornography is about excluding the LBGTQ commnity, are just wrong!!! It’s about my 8 year old daughter! Who doesn’t need to fi nd sexually eplicit books at school. But looking over Unwin’s stages, we may already be too late! Pete Jarvis.

November 22, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 10 The Pervasiveness and Complexity of Concussions number of concussions go undetected, as they may lack visible tissue damage on brain images, making them even more insidious. The misconception that consciousness loss is the sole indicator further complicates matters. Confusion, sensitivity to stimuli, and changes in sleep and mood are telltale signs. Post-concussive syndrome, aff ecting around 10% of those who suff er a concussion, extends recovery beyond the typical three months. The lingering question of how concussions aff ect the brain over time remains unanswered. The link between concussions and conditions such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or later-life brain diseases is still unclear. Nonetheless, this uncertainty should not hinder proactive steps toward brain health. Post-injury, understanding how to minimize further risks becomes paramount, given the heightened susceptibility of previously injured brains. Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to rewire itself, becomes a beacon of hope. This cellular-level change allows the brain to fi nd new pathways or detours to restore function, emphasizing the uniqueness of each brain injury. Maintaining cognitive reserves emerges as a crucial factor in both pre- and post-concussion scenarios. Studies indicate that higher cognitive reserves correlate with reduced risk of prolonged problems after a concussion. Factors such as bilingualism, an active social life, and engagement with intellectual pursuits contribute to healthier brain connections. While there is no one-sizefi ts-all approach to brain health or injury, the importance of maintaining cognitive reserves and a dynamic lifestyle cannot be overstated. Though advanced imaging for concussion detection remains elusive in standard clinical settings, optimizing sleep, abstaining from harmful substances, and leading an active life are fundamental tenets of brain health. Understanding that the brain is intricately connected to the overall health of the body, addressing medical conditions that directly impact brain health becomes imperative. High blood pressure, sleep apnea, migraines, and even hearing loss are factors that necessitate attention for comprehensive brain care. In the realm of brain health, there is no universal prescription. Individualized strategies, tailored to specifi c symptoms and risks, are paramount. Yet, the overarching principle of maintaining an active lifestyle—physically, mentally, and socially—drives neuroplasticity and preserves cognitive reserve. Research underscores the profound impact of daily activities on the brain, reinforcing the notion that every action matters in shaping our neurological well-being. As we continue to unravel the mysteries of the brain, one thing remains certain: the capacity for the brain to reshape and adapt throughout life is a profound reality. Armed with this knowledge, a more conscientious approach to brain care becomes not just a choice but a responsibility. “The County has riparian rights up to one thousand feet so that a new pier could be that long,” Shanosky says. His months of pier research tell us that if the width is rebuilt to 22 feet, the pier can accommodate between 500 and 600 people at capacity, likely sunsets. In his opinion, the price tag for a “world-class” pier is about $18 million, meaning the shortfall is between $4 and $6 million to build a new pier for a “new” Fort Myers Beach. Our state and local electeds have touted how they’ve gone to Tallahassee with hat in hand and have brought home the bacon post-Ian. Tourism is the lifeblood of FMB and Lee County. Armed with the Governor’s numbers taken directly from Visit Florida, the state’s offi cial website, our representatives have the perfect case for an investment in our town, county, and state that will pay dividends for decades. And two-thirds of the survey respondents are willing to pay higher costs elsewhere to fi nance a robust new pier. Some say the primary factor should be the speed at which the pier is rebuilt. That is a misconception. The county could quickly rebuild the old pier well under the 4.9-year average. And with that will come its problems – rangers regularly telling beach denizens that the pier is “too full” for them to watch the coming sunset and higher susceptibility to future storms because new materials and building techniques are not fully exploited. The pier should attract, not discourage, throngs of visitors – and the related economic benefi ts could number in the billions over the life of the new structure. Our community has already spoken. At the ribbon-cutting of the new pier, we don’t just want to say that we are back. FMB intends to announce to the world that we’re back and better than ever – as a premier place to visit and an even better place to live and work. Richard Luthmann Editorial Thanksgiving Feast & GiveAway Ceremony The Church of Spiritual Light presents the 2023 Fifthteenth Annual Thanksgiving Feast and Giveaway Ceremony. All are welcome to this annual event that celebrates the Potlach festival. Please bring your favorite holiday dish to share, as well as a small gift which will be given away to honor a very special sacred ancient ritual to show gratitude for our blessings. The gift should be something that has meaning to you, and you feel ready to pass along. It can include sacred objects from your past, feathers, stones, figurines or anything that has held meaning for you. In order to honor the energy it should be something that you love, and not a cast off item. The potlatch is a festival or ceremony practiced among Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest most prominently. The main purpose of the potlatch is the re-distribution and reciprocity of wealth. The word potlatch comes from the Chinook jargon, meaning “to give away” or “a gift”. Dinner it at 3pm and the church provides the turkey, mashed potatoes and dinnerware. All are welcome! Church of Spiritual Light 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Fort Myers, FL 33907 ALL ARE WELCOME! Cont from pg 1 Cont from pg 4