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Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - June 3, 1990, Fort Walton Beach, FloridaWeather today partly Cloudy. High Low 90s Low lower 70s. Southwest wind 10-15 mph/2a news inside Index Early release discourages area lawmen Page in area couple seeing world port at a time Page 1c lifestyle. 12c local news. In i-12f Money sense. .1-7e Ioc movies. 1.10c 7c obituaries 7b 8.0e Public record. .2b 10e sports. 1-80 fac this week. 4c r 0 sections fort Walton Beach. Fla copyright 1990 the daily new sunday june 3, 1990 or Northwest Florida daily news 75c feb invaded by Bowlegs and his Crew by Kris Wheeler Daity news staff writer capt. Billy Bowlegs and his cutthroat Crew of thieving pirates proved too much for fort Walton Beach on saturday As the swashbuckler and his shipmates overran the City for the 35th time in As Many years. But it Wasny to before the City a militia put up a Goodfe get. The Blackhawk her Skull and crossbones flailing in the wind sailed to fort Walton Landing on the Santa Rosa sound amid enemy fire As Bowlegs his sword hoisted High stood atop the boats Bow. Bowlegs Don anchors gave the City a Chance to surrender Friday night but it refused. A skirmish broke out that night when someone from the militia took a shot at a member of the Bowlegs Crewe. To retaliate the Bowlegs Crewe made shark bait out of a prisoner they had taken hostage from the militia they threw him overboard. A when they violated the White Flag of truce i Coli Lidny to restrain my men any longer a said Bowlegs shortly before leading the invasion saturday. In seizing the City. Bowlegs enlisted the Aid of Boss Hogg former fort Walton Beach mayor John Shortall. The plan was to get Hogg to convince the City that Bowlegs Wasny to such a bad old sea dog aftera and that it would Benefit them to surrender. A the City police know me they Trust me a Hogg said a but in a going to fool Hogg said he was willing to Seu out his old friends for a share of the Booty. A a in a going to get some special privileges a he said. A capt. Billy bribed me a Little Little did Hogg know that Bowlegs who has double crossed 9iuy Sot Neis festival a schedule of Bowlegs events listed a More than a few landlubbers in his Day Wasny to about to be so generous with the loot. A i lied to him he gets nothing a Bowlegs said. A since Boss Hogg was an elected official i assumed he would be subject to the same temptations As some of the other elected officials. He a the Battle Wasny to an easy one but it went according to plan. And when it was Over you would have thought Hogg was running for re election. A you remember me. In a your buddy. In a your Friend a Hogg said. A that capt. Bowlegs is a tremendous Guy you can Trust they did and with knives and held to his Throat fort Walton Beach mayor Biu Roberts handed Bowlegs the key to the City. The spoils of War not Only went to Bowlegs but to the thousands of revellers who came to the annual event by land and sea. For them Bowlegs decreed a fun and merriment shall Rule. Effective in mediately it becomes a Ottly no a can Lac mat capt. Billy Bowlegs leads his band of pirates aboard the Blackhawk toward the invasion at fort Walton Landing in the 35th annual Billy Bowlegs festival. Crime to be caught in fort Walton Beach not a Good with plenty of food crafts and in to offer a coding ways to have fun be difficult for those attending the various events scheduled Over 10 Days. Today a musical entertainment will feature the clovers who Are scheduled to perform at 4 ., followed by John Carter Cash and his band at 5 30 Okaloosa plans for the future last in a Samiaa by Jeff Hewell daily hmm Al writer Okaloosa county a future May take its Cue from its but not Mirror it Community leaders said. Economically a need for diversification has assumed a new urgency in the Wake of recent developments for the munitions systems division at Eglin air Force base. Demographically the county will be both younger and older. The Okaloosa school District is braced for More than 5,000 new students during the next five years. The Okaloosa county Council on aging meanwhile is expecting an Ever growing population of More affluent and More Active retirees. Ruth Lovejoy the councils director expect tomorrows seniors will maintain healthier lifestyles to offset higher medical costs and enter second or even third careers As the Supply of trained younger workers diminishes. Tie key to the county a economic Futuik is adaptation the proposed Mlot Bay Bridge will link the twin cities and Deeton. It la seen be one More step to improve the county s transportation for the future. Roberts said he considers himself both an Optimist and a realist regarding the county a economic future. Not Only is dec Momic growth returning to the county a North end in the form of residential bedroom communities but the Region North of the Shoal River contains both the land and labor needed to attract new industry., Roberts said. But realism a traded. On optimism tuesday night at an Edc banquet. Florida Commerce Secretary Bill Sutton listed one Florida economic Success Story after another in his Ren turks to the a punic a 75th anniversary i to change said Lamar Roberts a member of the economic development councils executive committee and immediate past president of the greater fort Walton Beach chamber of Commerce. O Kalosa county population 1920 9,360 1930 9,897 1940 12,900 1950 27,533 1960 61,175 1970 88,200 1980 109,900 1990 165,292 2000 206,436 from Echo please see Okal x sa/4a a ounce ump Trrry or Gorbachev Bush debate on Germany Camp David my. A president Bush. An d soviet Leader Mikhail a. Gorbachev , Over difference s on a a Ermany in a. Final full Day of sum Mitry at this Mountain hideaway saturday. Despite disagreements Bush said a i see this Glass not half empty but half full and Gorbachev described the talks As instructive but said there were a real problems the leaders would not a turn a Blind Eye the leaders met in the relaxed setting of this rustic presidential Retreat accompanied by Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev. The two presidents stripped off their Coats and ties for discussions that led Gorbachev to conclude a a it a been a big on a sunny Spring Day the Jor Baches also strolled the paths lacing this sprawling compound and pitched horseshoes. Bush an aficionado said Gorbachev had never played horseshoes and yet a literally threw a ringer the first time. A the Day Long session of informal a officials repo in eve and b ush Bui Dingi a. rt/6a. Talks ail but ended the four Day Summit. The last act was to be a wrap up news conference sunday and then Gorbachev was heading for stops in Minneapolis and san Francisco. Contentious issues such As Germany and Lithuania were shelved during morning talks but the changing face of Europe emerged As a subject before Day s end. Asserting that the soviet Union has a voice in the unification of Germany Gorbachev declared. A we must remember that we Are All part of this standing alongside Gorbachev Bush defended his decision to sign a Trade treaty with Gorbachev even though Moscow had not eased its economic pressure on Lithuania. A i look at the Over am re la Tion please see debate/11 a the festival is held in downtown fort Walton Beach. Brooks Street West of Perry Avenue will be closed a half hour before the festival starts each Day and will reopen a half hour after it closes each night. The City parking lot next to Jimmy a newsstand will be closed this weekend. Buses will be available at no Cost today to shuttle people to and from please see bowleqs/4a lawmakers pass transportation tax hike Bills Tallahassee a when the Sun Rose saturday after an All night session of the Florida legislature its rays warmed a new $1.5 billion tax and fee package and a transportation Bill dubbed the largest Public works project in state history. The 60-Day regular session wrapped. Up at 5 05 am. Five hours after lawns makers were supposed to adjourn. House minority Leader Dale Patchett said the flurry of Biu passing in the wee hours was typical of a session that saw few imaginative issues surface or major problems solved. A it started with no direction and it ended with no said the Vero Beach Republican. A this was a session that just seemed to gov. Boh credited lawmakers. For heeding his Call in the state of the state and please see bills/11 a Okaloosa Campus wins Destin loses in budget race by Joyce Pugh laity Newt capital Tallahassee Okaloosa county batted .500 in its bid for special appropriations in the 1000-01 state budget the $1.5 million Destin Harbor Flushing project did no to make it but the $4 million Okaloosa Walton Community College University of West Florida joint Campus did. Rep. Bouey a a boy Johnson a Milton and sen. Vince Bruner. A fort Walton Beach pushed for the Campus to by on acres please see budget/11 a actor Rex Harrison Dies at 82 of cancer new York a Oscar winning actor sir Rex Harrison who taught the King s English in a my fair lady and talked to animals As the lovable or. Dolittle during a 66-year career died in his sleep saturday. He was 82. The actor a stage and screen Star in to la United states and his native England died of pancreatic cancer at his Manhattan Home said his attorney. Harold Schiff. A to watch him and to work with him was a Joyful experience a said Julie Andrews who played Eliza Doolittle to Harrison a professor Henry Higgins in a my fair lady on Broadway for three years. A i doubt there was anyone before like him. The theater has lost an extraordinary Harrison won a Tony award for please see harris0n/4a Rex Harrison died of pancreatic cancer

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