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Panama City News Herald (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Panama City, Florida Good morning 25the news i Herald Panama City news Herald 1986 saturday rams tornadoes win Jamboree see Page id 3 i Panama City Florida _ anti gambling group opposes Casino cruises 40 Ragas vol. 17, no. 24 Cherie Hicks a business editor i a Casino cruise ship scheduled to begin service from the downtown Marina next month would create More problems than economic benefits the chairman of an anti gambling group said Friday in announcing the organizations plan to fight the venture. A gambling brings in a lot of undesirable elements a a said ted Haney a Panama City insurance agent and head of citizens for a clean Community. In fact areas where casinos Are allowed a and he cited Atlantic City new Jersey in particular a have actually declined economically with Only a select few reaping the benefits Haney said. A personally i have moral convictions a a he said. A but i am a businessman and gambling has never helped any area ifs been brought in Haney said the groups first action will be to present the matter at tuesdays City commission 4 . Meeting. A a we la be there a a he said adding that he Hopes As Many ant gambling forces show up As Well. A we think this is the wrong Way to use City property a a he said. The City owned downtown Marina is leased to James Maulden who with partner Mac Fitterman brought the 250-foot Long Southern elegance to Panama City. The ship already is docked at the Eastern Marine shipyard and undergoing refurbishment. City manager John Baxter said this week that Docking the Casino ship at the Marina Isnit a violation of Maulden a lease. As Long As he maintains adequate liability insurance does no to damage the Marina infrastructure and does no to violate other Laws the City can to Stop him Baxter said. Also state attorney Jim Appleman said that while he personally opposes the gambling venture he can to keep the Southern elegance from setting sail because it is a foreign vessel and in Federal not state jurisdiction. The . Customs service also has determined that foreign vessels Are not required to list gambling paraphernalia on its Manifest. The Southern elegance originally named Gripe a Malmo is owned by a swedish firm and leased to Maulden and Fitterman. Although the two businessmen have an option to buy the vessel when the time charter expires sept. To fitter to see Casino 2ashoop-Shoop Hula hoop news Herald Tom Needham Laveta Stewart a Lynn Haven elementary contest during the schools annual Field school second grader had All the shimmy Day where students competed in a variety moves Down Pat As she won the Hula hoop of modified track events. Washington Hospital s finances Are ailing Derek l. Kinner a staff writer i Chipley the Washington county hospitals financial condition worsened this week and county commission chairman Albert Davis said Friday he will recommend a a Complete restructuring of the facility a administration. Davis also said the county encountered a possibly insurmountable Roadblock Friday when it Learned that any corporation leasing the Hospital would have to put up about $3.7 million to cover debts and other outstanding obligations before assuming operation of the facility. In another development this week the hospitals Board of trustees sent or. Muhammad i Zafar a letter rescinding his termination As chief of medical staff and apologizing for their initial action. But Zafar said he and four other pakistani physicians have not dropped plans to proceed with a Federal lawsuit against the Hospital. In a Telephone interview Friday Davis said several events this week led the county commission to decide thursday to advertise for a corporation to to see Hospital 2a bomb kills nine injures 84 associated press Beirut Lebanon a a car bomb rigged with 200 pounds of int exploded Friday Between a school and a crowded vegetable Market in Christian East Beirut killing at least nine people and injuring 84, police said. The 7 50 a m. Blast collapsed two six Story apartment buildings in the sinn Al Fil residential District and set 12 other buildings on fire. Authorities said three people were missing. Police arrested two men Ages 19 and 22, in connection with the bombing said a police official who insisted on anonymity. He would not elaborate. In other violence shiite moslem militiamen fought palestinian guerrillas with mortars and machine guns around two refugee Camps in West Beirut forcing closing of the main Highway to Beirut International Airport. Police said two people were killed and 16 wounded in fighting around shatilla and Bour Al Bara Neh Camps which began As a personal shootout. No group has claimed responsibility for the car bomb the sixth in East Beirut this year. The lebanese forces the nations largest Christian militia accused syrians intelligence service of masterminding the attack aim ing to obstruct National reconciliation. The Christian radio station voice of Lebanon said Syria also engineered artillery duels Between Christian and moslem militias. Since the fighting began at dusk wednesday 57 people have been killed and 171 injured. Youssef Bitar a police bomb expert said the car bomb a Renault 5, was rigged with 200 pounds of int attached to an 82mm mortar Shell. Rescue workers dug nine bodies from under two collapsed buildings. The police official said a you cannot even Tell whether some of the bodies were. Males or civil defense rescuers said they feared others might still be buried. Women and children in pyjamas screamed As the wounded were borne on stretchers out of wrecked buildings and taken to five major hospitals in East Beirut. Radio stations broadcast appeals for blood donations. Firefighters battled blazes in other buildings. Survivors came running out of smoke blackened apartments As other residents sprinted to bomb shelters. The blast burned out to cars and shattered windows within a 500-Yard radius. The rigged car was parked near a High school but police said no students were reported Hurt. Among the injured were 25 women shoppers at the vegetable Market. Many were Cut by flying Glass. A i Only remember seeing a red Flash and then Felt myself catapulted into the air. I woke up later at the Hospital with wounds in the right Arm Chest and right leg a a said Sami Hayek a 25-year-old vegetable Vendor who was about 150 Yards from the car bomb. Right after the explosion Christian militia blocked outgoing traffic through the Barbara crossing 24 Miles North of Beirut for about half an hour. The crossing connects the Christian hinterland with the syrian policed Northern provinces. Militia members were searching for two other car bombs one stashed in a Volvo and one in a like the beleaguered supporters of a lacklustre football team sponsors of a Florida Saltwater fishing licensing Bill have adopted an optimistic Battle cry a wait a til next see Story Page 1b.index business.7-8d classified.2-14c comics.8b court records.8a deaths and funerals 4a local/state.1-4b movies.5-6d opinion.7a police beat.2b religion.5-7b sports. 1-6d stocks.8d to log.4d weather watch.10a quote for the Day Quot it May be those that do most dream Stephen Leacock Reagan joins hands across America line associated press a hands across american was rerouted across the White House grounds Friday and organizers hoped that president Reagan a decision would encourage millions More late Comers to join. The project Hopes to raise $50 million or More by getting about 5 million people to contribute at least $10 to help form a line sunday from new York to California. A it is not too late for anybody to join hands across America a organizer Ken Kragen said after the White House announcement. A everyone is Welcome whether they have made a donation or while there has been concern about gaps in the line in the desert fastnesses of California Arizona new Mexico and Texas. Kragen predicted that the line will to people deep when it begins in new York. Kragen predicted that half or More of those who get in line w ill wait until sunday morning to make up their minds. Quot the line is infinitely expandable a a he said. For those who decide too late to pledge Money in Advance organizers Are armed with to million pledge envelopes which can be returned at Leisure. About $25 million to $30 million has been pledged so far and the Money keeps coming said Dave Fulton a spokesman for the organizers in los Angeles. He had no breakdown on corporate and individual pledges but Kragen said thursday that donations of Cash and services from about 1,000 corporations were Worth about $20 million a More than enough to cover the events budget of around $14 million. The work pointing toward the 2 cd linkup on sunday continued on dozens of fronts not Only in the 16 states crossed by the line but As far away As Japan Acta see a hands 2amckinney finds counselling future mothers rewarding Gordon Mckerral a staff writer i ten years age Llewlee Mckin hav Cho Vonloh in Impi in a Christian environment helping people. A i never dreamed it would be a Job like this a said Mckinney 36, the director of the pregnancy Center at 648 Magnolia ave. A a it a Mckinney is the Only paid staff member at the non profit Center opened in june 1985 for women who need help while facing childbirth. The Center where service to clients remains strictly confidential offers free pregnancy testing counselling services information about agencies that help pregnant women clothing for infants and mothers and even a referral service for pregnant women without Homes. Mckinney said the Center receives no government funds is operated by a Board of directors and relies heavily on its neighbors in the Community for donations of Money clothing services and a anything else people Are willing to a there is a great need for this kind of service Here a Mckinney said adding that since june to 1985 the Center has handled 480 neighbors clients the youngest 13 and the oldest 52. A for Many pregnancy is a very exciting time a she said. A but for others its not. It can be a emotionally trying time. A lot of women need support and noncritical non judgmental counselling particularly the teens. A some women become pregnant and want to carry the baby to term but have no place to go because they be been asked to leave their Homes by family or even by the husband. We can try to find a family to take them in and there s the woman who already has four children and no Job or a husband who is out of work. They can to imagine How they can afford another child. We can Tell them about agencies that can help offer them clothes baby furniture sometimes even food. We have a registered nurse who counsels clients on prenatal development of mrs. Mckinney said the pregnant woman and her mate sometimes receive counselling see mothers 2a news Herald Vero Miller Llewlee Mckinney is always looking for baby clothes to fill the Racks at the pregnancy Center in Panama City

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