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Date of Issue: March 22, 2007

Luck o' the Irish, McDowell honored

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The Irishman of the year was crowned on St. Patrick's Day by former Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney at the breakfast he hosts annually at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach to honor the day and the "Irish in all of us." Pictured here are, left to right, Maloney, former Irishman of the year Bob Piccolo, this year's honoree Sam McDowell, and former honorees John Corbett, Chuck Lester, Pat Geyer and Liz Christie-Cline and Sue Luzier, representing the Anna Maria Island Privateers. Not pictured, former Irish person of the year and photographer, Bonner Joy.

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