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Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Fort Walton Beach, FloridaWeather today partly Cloudy. High mid-80s Low lower 70s. Southeast wind 10-15 mph/2a features discover fun in the Sun vacation Tab inside inside bulls Battle past pistons in Aba playoffs Page id Index Breezin. Dec local news. In classifieds. .1-12f Money sense. 1-se crossword. ,. Ide movies. 10e dear Abby .7c 1 obituaries .4b editorials. .�,7e i Public record. 2b Good news. .9e a sports. 1-eo lifestyle 1-9c this week. .4c w 9 dec Timofie f fort Walton Boach. Fla 1 copy fight 1990 the daily news sunday May 27, 1990 0 Northwest Florida daily news 75 1 stage set for Summit caution shrouds meeting Between Gorbachev Bush by Susan Page nowadays Washington the framework for the first treaty in history that would actually Cut the superpowers arsenals of their most destructive nuclear weapons is to be initiated. A landmark Accord to destroy most of their stockpiles of deadly Poison Gas will be signed. Agreements on Selling Grain and exchanging students and setting Ocean boundaries have been reached but this weeks four Day meeting Between president Bush and soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev their first full scale Summit since Bush took office is taking place amid a mood More of caution and concern than Triumph. Gorbachev arrives at Andrews air Force base wednesday having left crippling economic problems and ethnic divisions Back Home and with a potentially tumultuous communist party Congress ahead in july. Bush comes to the table As congressional democrats and other critics increasingly fault him for failing to offer a fresh vision of . Leadership in the new world order. And Little common ground on the most fundamental questions before the two presidents a the future of a United Germany the shape of a transformed Europe and the role of each superpower in it a seems to be on the see Summit/5a pair sought after Island arson Blaze no a can Lac Nat firefighters Bettie the Braze at the Sand Flea restaurant Arul lounge on Okaloosa Island Early saturday. The fire was brought under control in two posted for info on Sand Flea fire by Jeff Newell Saiy my staff off Lar state fire investigators Are seeking two suspects in connection with an arson fire that destroyed the Sand Flea restaurant and lounge Early saturday. Suipis posted around the gutted charred framework of the business closed sept 30 due to a chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy offer a $1,000 Reward for information said investigator Jim Krieger of the state fire marshals office. And information from witnesses during the Early morning fire and later saturday has produced several Good leads in the Case he said. Krieger would not describe the suspects or their vehicle saying a we done to want to scare them Off?� a a witness told us one of the suspects looked in and said a there a nothing they can do now a a Krieger said. A there Are indications an accelerant Fuell was used and there was More than one place the fire was set on the first floor and the stairwell. A Okaloosa sheriffs spokesmen Rick Hord said he heard witnesses at the scene describe the arson Sun sects As White males but had no word on the Type of vehicle sought. A it was a Complete Shock a said restaurant owner Bob Merrell now temporarily living in Kissimmee during a Telephone interview saturday a i Don t know of anybody mad at me who would do It?� Merrell said there was no insurance on the building or its contents other than insurance on the balance of the structures mortgage. Held by first City Bank. State fire marshals had no Douay damage estimate available saturday. Merrell said he was in negotiations As recently As last week with another party he did not identify to remodel the building and reopen it a it looked like it would go a Mer Rell said of the pending Deal. He attributed a proliferation of new restaurants and loss of tourism Revenue during hurricanes in recent years for the businesses demise. A a in a not a restaurant Guy in Man re recreational vehicle Dealer?� Merrell said. A it got to where i was putting More into it than i was making from It?� the fire was reported at 12 38 a.m., but Krieger said witnesses reported a glow within the building 10 minutes earlier. Some 32 firefighters seven engine companies two Aerial trucks and two Rescue units responded to the fire along with sheriffs deputies and emergency medical personnel. Two firefighters were reported to have sustained smoke inhalation no further injuries were reported. The fire was under control in about two hours but rekindled twice after Daybreak saturday Krieger said. Samples taken fro please see fire/5agraduations Send area students Down Road of life Teresa Johnson Mac Ken As she looks today left and As a graduating Sanlor a and Vaia victorian a at fort Walton Beach High school in 1979. Top students from the past Tell their stories by Kris Wheeler Dalty my staff or far where Are they now those High school valedictorians of yesteryear they were the ones who were going to revolutionize the world the presidents astronauts and great scientists of tomorrow. Did you Ever wonder what happened to the valedictorian in your High school class the daily news contacted a few former valedictorians to see if life had turned out the Way they planned. Leon i Gentoo graduated from Crestview High school As its valedictorian in 1960. After earning a degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University in new Orleans. Cirenus came Back to Okaloosa county to work As a project mathematician in the Freeman mathematical Laboratory at Eglin air Force base. And while its not what Curenton planned be change a thing. A a it a not what 1 had set out to be but 1 done to think anyone accomplishes what they meant to As a i2th-graders?� Curenton said. Air Elton said he Felt pressure to succeed. Daphne Dastin. La an analytical Engineer now left but waa please see n0w/5a a valedictorian at fort Walton Beach High school in 1978. I t 1,840 seniors to Don traditional Caps and gowns by Kris Wheeler Otey my staff Winiar a pomp and circumstances and Caps and gowns Are traditions soon to be experienced by the 1.840 seniors in Oak Kwa and Walton counties who will soon receive their High school diplomas. And out of the 196� graduation class Only a select group of 22 have Danied the right to Call themselves valedictorians. Its the highest Honor bestowed upon a High school student but one that comes with the pressure of living up to the High Hopes of your parents and the expectations of your Peers. Because of a grading Stidem in Okaloosa and Walton counties which allows students to earn Grade Point averages higher than 4.0, most schools produce More than one valedictorian. But that does no to take anything away from the select group. And the areas Vale a dorians had differing reasons for aspiring to the goal. Tiffany Filar the valedictorian at Rocky Bayou Christian school said finding a Way to finance her education caused her to push it in the Potase see graduates/5a 0 Nam Mark Kulaw Valdel Corlane Tiffany Filar Heather Cox Reid Harleon Jennifer Reiter and Lynda Schumack left to right plan to follow the Road to acc eat after graduating from High school

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