Naples Daily News, February 9, 1977

Naples Daily News

February 09, 1977

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Naples Daily News (Newspaper) - February 9, 1977, Naples, Florida Kl'lpl'SA I iril Serving Naples, Marco, fverglades, Immokalee, Golden Gate, Bonita Springs Yesterday's Daily News Paid Circulation Was 53rd Year No. 171 Four Sections 52 Pages NAPLES, FLA., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 9, 1977 AP, UPI Wire I5c Daily, 90c Week Delivered Stair pholo by Moale Delarosa's son, George, leads ambulance crew into hospital Injured Man Gets Fast Aid Rescue Teams Mesh By TONY WEITZEL Staff Writer The Collier County sheriff's emergency network, the American and Zippo ambulance systems, and Naples police meshed in a fast rush-hour rescue mission that brought an Im- mokalee carpenter from a remote Lake Traf- ford homesite to Naples Community Hospital in record time Tuesday afternoon. Andres Delarosa, 50, of 615 Clifton St., Im- inokalee, was working on a new home on the Lake Traf'fo'rd road when his electric saw slipped and inflicted a terrible gash'on his left arm. It was p.m. when the Zippo Ambulance picked him up and rushed him to the Im- mokalee Clinic where aides examined his wound and ordered Delarosa taken to Naples Community Hospital. A Naples police cruiser met the speeding ambulance as it reached the city limits and escorted it through heavy rush hour traffic. Delarosa, the father of 12 children, under- went emergency surgery at (lie Naples hospital and was reported in good condition Wednesday. Back home in Immokalee young Benito Delarosa took care of the house and the younger children while his mother was at the hospital with his injured father. Lucas Will Die For the Murder Of Bonita Girl By KAY SMITH AND JOE KOLLIN Staff Writers FORT MYERS Harold Eugene Lucas this morning was sentenced to die in the electric chair for what the judge described as the "sadistic, heinous and atrocious manner" in which he shot and killed 16-year-old Anthia Jill Piper in Bonita Springs last year. And Lucas, 25, was handed two ad- ditional sentences of 30 years each the maximums for the attempted murders of two of Miss Piper's friends. CIRCUIT JUDGE Thomas W. Shands said lie found only one piece of evidence weighing in Lucas1 .favor when he considered whether to set Ihe sentence, that he had no record of previous offenses. Otherwise, he said, the murder was committed with a complete disregard for others and "was committed in a sadistic, heinous and atrocious manner." A 12-member jury last month, after finding him guilty of murder and two counts of attempted murder, recom- mended the death sentence. Under state law, however, the judge isn't bound by the recommendation. Shands postponed his decision until today. Lucas showed no emotion as Sliands pronounced sentence. Moments later, however, he ap- peared shaken as bailiffs fin- gerprinted him in open court. As the sentence was read, a girl ran from the courtroom in tears. She is known to be a friend of Lucas. Lucas' parents weren't in the courtroom at the time their son was sentenced, but they were in the building. As Lucas walked in hand- cuffs from the Lee County Jail across the street to the courthouse for sen- tencing, he spotted them standing underneath a tree. He waved to them as best he could with his hands shackled. PRIOR TO COURT convening, Lucas was seen chatting, smiling and joking with his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Gene S. Taylor. He turned somber, however, when the judge arrived. Taylor said the verdict and sen- tences will he appealed. Appeals are automatic in the case of death sen- tences. Shands ordered the three sen- tences, one of death and two of 30 years each, to run consecutive to each other, for a total sentence of death plus GO years. UNDER STATE LAW, if Lucas isn't executed, he isn't eligible for parol for 25 years on the first degree murder conviction. State Attorney Joseph P. D'Ales- sandro, who personally prosecuted Lucas, and asked the jury to recom- mend death, couldn't he reached im- (Conlinued on Page 3A) HAROLD EUGENE LUCAS to dealh row. isjaid'the ivas committed- with a complete disregard Bothers, sadistic, Forest Lakes Estates Sewage Hookup in Works By ALLEN BARTLETT Slaff Writer A renewed attempt lo con- nect sewage treatment facili- ties in the Forest Lakes Es- tates area lo tiie city's system appears to be in the works, Nat Hooper, Customer Ser- vice Supervisor for the city, confirmed Tuesday that an application has been received (his week from one of ihe sub- dividion's developers wanting to tic into the city's system. THREE OR FOUR developers own property in the Forest Lakes Estates area, which includes Forest Lakes Estates and the Turtle Lake Golf Colony. Hoopur said that the 1781 Corporation, an cast coast developer, has applied this week to lie into the city system by deeding lines over lo Hie city. However, the city's consul- tant engineer has previously recommended that all dovelopers must agree to deed lines, rather than just operate sewer service through par- tially-deeded lines in the Pine Ridge Road subdivision. In late January, a lift station pump near Tutie Lakes Golf Colony broke down, allowing raw sewage to flow onto the main street there for 12 days. FOREST LAKES Eslates Inc. officials, original developers oE the subdivision. have denied ownership of the lift station facilities. They have reasoned that the lines were dedicated and turned over lo lite city. City officials have said the lines never were formally ac- cepted by the city council, as necessary. Richard Morgan, an enfor- cement officer for (he state Department of [environmental Regulation (DER) said today that the Fort Myers office is expecting to finish compiling a case report by this Friday. That report, along with a recommendation to file civil court action against the res- ponsible party, will be sent to the state office, he said. The state DER office will decide whether to go to court on the matter. AS IT NOW stands, Morgan said, the corporation known as Forest Lakes Estates Inc. would named defendant in a suit. "Normally, the state office goes with our recom- Morgan said- A S10.000 per day maximum tine could be [evict! against the responsible party, if found to be at fault [or allowing the 12- day raw sewage flow to have happened. Cases normally take (ho stale office four weeks to file, but depends on their workload, Morgan said. He said he will recommend that "this case bo Increase Eyed for Jobs Program WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Senate Budget Committee has agreed to increase the first year of President Carter's ecoroniic stimulus package by billion for jobs and training programs mainly for young people. That was a little less than the billion the House Budget Committee recently proposed, but the Senate panel hasn't quite finished and could have further recommendations today- Carter told his news confer- enccTuesday he would veto the package if Congress m.ide major changes lhai would hurt tlieeffeciivenesso.f his plan. "If drastic changes are made in it thai would cause me to doubt its effectiveness, I would veto he said. "1 can accept congressional changes, but I will reserve the right to veto legislation" when necessary. The proposals of the House and Senate committees were relatively small additions con- sidering the size of Carter's, billion economic proposal. Actually, neither committee has much power to cause specific spending increases. Their function is to help Congress set an overall ceiling on government spending anrt a floor under total revenues. Beyond that committee views are mostly advisory. Both committees accepted Carter's tax cut figures but left ii undecided whether they would be temporary rebates as lie proposed or permanent tax cuts as some members of Congress, particularly Repub- licans, want. Carter's package includes SI.7 billion in direct job programs the first year. The- Senate panel proposed Inside Today Bridge.............11B Classified........8-11D Comics............11B Crossword.........11B Dear Abby.........14C Deaths..............4D Editorial.............4A Family.......Section C Horoscopo......... 11B Regional News......IB Sports.......Section D Stocks............6-7D Television..........10B Theaters...........10B Tides, Solar, Lunar... 1D Weather............2A the budget ceiling be high enough to accommodate billion, including a billion youth employment and training program sponsored by Repub- licans. The House panel's job figure These are figures for actual spending ibis fiscal year. Roth panels called tor condensing Carter's proposed billion authorization for public works jobs this year and billion nex( into billion this year. Only a small amount of the Ioial would be spent this year. They also called for congres- sional autJioriztion this year oE SSbillion for public service jobs which Carter wants to authorize next year. The speedup would not increase the number of such jobs, congressional aides said, but would put localities on notice earlier that the jobs are on the way. Lely Trojans Stage Rally, Nip Eagles Page ID COLD NOSE When you're a dog Wheeling, W. Va., believes in finding and an Alaskan Malemulc at that, it out for himself, Jason compares the Is generally assumed that your nose temperature of his nose with thai of is cold. But, Jason Kocgler, 2, of "Xenai" the family pet. UPI British Aid In Massacre Probe Sought SALISBURY, Rhodesia (UPI) Rhodesia today asked Britain to send a parliamentary delegation to investigate the slaying of seven white Roman Catholic missionaries by black guerrillas. Rhodesian troops today combed the rainsoaked bush country noriheast or Salisbury for the hiJlers in hopes of bringing them back alive lo disprove nationalist claims that the massacre was Ihe work of government com- mandos. The Rhodesian government said the killers part of Robert Mugabe's militant Patriotic Front nationalist group. A foreign ministry spokesman said tiial since Britain has condemned the hut the killers, it wanted an all-party parliamentary1 delegation sent to investigate Ihc slaying of the three priests and four nuns Sunday at St. Paul's mission in the Tribal Trust area miles northeast of the capital. "The government of Rhodesia therefore formally rails