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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - December 1, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the Volee of the South county vol. 33, no. 88-48 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel. 813 484-2611 thursday december 1,1977 published twice weekly�?15c follow the Leader a the Ringling Bros and Barnum amp Bailey circus elephants arrived in Venice monday. Traffic was backed up for blocks As the cumbersome pachyderms were walked across the Bridge Over the intr coastal waterway to their Home at the circus Arena. Photo by Croig Nelson nutritious school lunches favored by Craig Nelson gondolier staff writer Are the lunches served in our county schools nutritious Robert Wolfe a concerned Venice Parent says no and has been waging a one Man Campaign to remedy the inadequacies. Because of reports that showed a direct correlation Between a child a diet and his Scholastic achievement Wolfe took it upon himself to personally Contact other school districts where More natural and nutritious lunches were being served to the children. On nov. 2, a Survey was sent Home to parents of children attending Venice elementary school to determine the parents interest in the present school lunch program. An amazingly High 37 percent of the parents responded to the Survey. Parents opt for Lemon Bay no wants elementary school by Dorothy Lippstreuer Sun coast gondolier staff writer Lemon Bay Junior senior High school was named by a group of 60 North port parents tuesday night As the place they want their students to continue High school studies. Officials from soon to be constructed Lemon Bay High school and representatives of the Sarasota county school Board met with the parents to discuss whether their children should continue their schooling at Lemon Bay or Venice High school beginning with the 1978-79 term. John Sleasman coordinator of Pupil services for Sarasota county will take the recommendation that the North port students attend the Lemon Bay school through the 12th Grade Back to the school Board for manager gets Helper City manager Dale Rieth announced monday the appointment of his assistant a new Post recently created As part of the City of Venice administrative team. Appointed As assistant to the City manager was 52-year-old Richard w. Louis who assumed his new position on nov. 29. Louis a Venice resident since april 1975, moved to the area from Spofford Lake . He is married and has two children Ages 18 and 19. Rieth said Louis has had private Pilot training and has worked with Airport terminal leases which experience should be beneficial in his new Post since it will Deal partially with Airport management in Venice. Louis who had three years of College education in business administration was a City councilman in Keene ., from 1968 to 1972, a Council parliamentarian for two years and a county commissioner in Cheshire county . The new appointee was the owner of an Oil company in Keene prior to moving to Venice. Tied in with the request will be an option for the parents who have other students attending Venice High school vhf. To maintain the family unit. North port parents May opt to Send a younger student to vhf if an older student will be attending there also. Englewood area parents will be accorded the same option for those who have students at Venice or Charlotte High school in Punta Gorda. Unexpected was the request by North port parents for an elementary school. The request was not on the Agenda but was pursued by the parents who now have children attending kindergarten in North port elementary school at Garden school in Venice and Junior High school at Lemon Bay. The parents requested that the officials consider an elementary school for the Community so they could keep their children there through Junior High level until the Community grows Large enough to warrant its own Junior senior High. Presently Charlotte school Board officials Are awaiting approval of a contract for Ceta funding for portables to be used on the Lemon Bay Campus so the present ninth Grade students May begin their 10th year studies for the term 1978-79 and continue on to graduation. The architects Paras and associates and principal Robert Bedford have been formulating the working plan inside today which includes placement of furniture and necessary equipment in rooms for the $3.75 million school. The architects have requested another meeting with Bedford on monday. It is expected the name of the school will be Lemon Bay Junior High school although a member of the Charlotte school Board suggested that it be named after Englewood resident . Ainger Charlotte school Board chairman who served for Many years prior to this term. Ainger said he did not feel it should be named after a person but after the area in which it is located. R weather High Low rain 1 nov. 24 82 63 .36 nov. 25 82 64 .12 nov. 26 77 61 .00 nov. 27 67 41 .00 nov. 28 75 54 .00 nov. 29 79 57 .00 nov. 30 82 55 1.14 rain for the week 1.62 rain for the month 1.76 rain for the year 44.06 1 1 temperature and rainfall Are j 1 recorded at 8 a m daily on the 1 1 does shown for the preceding i 1 24-hour period j j Council election controversies multiply Over three fourths of the parents said they Are concerned about the amounts of sugars starches food additives and preservatives in school food. Nearly half said they would be interested in attending a nutrition workshop sponsored by the Pat and 60 percent said they would be willing to have the school participate in a Pilot nutrition program. Continued on Page 5 by Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier news editor a Venice City Council candidates formal complaint against Campaign literature endorsing three opponents has produced a political Brouhaha which has several contenders shouting cries of Lewis Saunders running for a one year term against George Wayne and John Kalajian filed a written complaint monday against Fred Harvey for circulating a card soliciting support for three candidates. The card contained the names of 40 local residents who endorse Frank Proctor Bill Gibson and George Wayne. Saunders protested because the literature does not indicate it is a paid political advertisement. Under state election Laws All Campaign publications must state the name of the person or organization funding the pamphlet. Candidates Bill Granger John Pettenger and James of Guin also voiced their objections to the card to City clerk Steve Albee but Saunders was the Only one to submit a written complaint. The matter has been turned Over the the state attorneys office. Later this week Proctor brought the Sun coast gondolier some literature distributed by Saunders and Pettenger during unsuccessful previous bids for Council seats. The required funding source was not indicated. When contacted by the newspaper Albee said those publications were probably election Law violations a if we see something like that we have an obligation to Call it to a halt. But first we have to find out about it a he said. A we did no to see it at the time and no one brought it to our attention a Saunders Sah he was unaware the literature had been printed without the paid political advertisement provision. He also noted that he Kalajian and Gibson Are the Only candidates who had the message inscribed on their publications for this Campaign. A i did no to bring the violation up to Start slinging mud a Saunders said a i never meant it to be that Way. A i done to mind the candidates presenting their material but to me Harvey a card made it look like a slate. It indicated who to vote for and that a not the Way it should be a he continued. Several candidates have also voiced their concern that Wayne Proctor and Gibson appear to be running As a slate. They maintain the Trio seems to have an a a in with condominium associations and say they Are unable to meet continued on Page 5 patient representatives a Warren Nelson left Otto Althoff and Harold Mckay discuss their new roles helping patients at Venice Hospital. Chuck Walker surgery. Home recuperating after photo by Craig Nelson patients get four pals to insure that its growth does not mean a loss of personalized treatment for patients Venice Hospital has initiated an ombudsman program designed to maintain Quality health care with the human touch. Called the patient representative program the project is manned by four men selected from the ranks of the Hospital auxiliary volunteers. Chuck Walker Warren Nelson Harold Mckay and Otto Althoff were chosen by Ron Hanson Hospital administrator to staff the Pilot program which is the first of its kind in Sarasota county. The four representatives who work without pay provide a Channel of communication Between the patients and the Hospital staff. They attempt to identify patient problems and solve them As soon As possible. The first step in the Liaison program begins when one of the representatives visits a patient shortly after he is admitted. With this visit the representative can determine if the patient has any apprehensions or complaints about his stay. Patients Are then called upon periodically throughout their hospitalization so that any problems they might be having can be dealt with immediately. In some cases representatives must meet with various Hospital department Heads to find the solution to the dilemma. Since the program started nov. 11, the representatives have contracted More than 200 patients. Of these Only 12 people Lave had complaints including gripes about a draft room a a burned grits and a cigarette smoker in a room with a non smoker. Previously nurses heard these complaints and attempted to Deal with them but because of their Busy schedules the staff members weren to always Able to eliminate the difficulty. A also some patients when they re apprehensive become a Little hostile toward the nurses a Althoff noted. A Why should they nurses get griped at when that so what we re Here for a he said that because the representatives Arentt a on the payroll a patients Are less inhibited about talking to them than to someone on the staff. So frequently the representative serves merely As a willing earn someone for the patient to talk to. Continued on Page 5 county looks at deficiencies of ordinances Bridge scene .38 churches32-33 classifieds.41-42 entertainment8-9 fishing28 Flea Market ads 39 horoscope.17 letters. 2-3 obituaries.14-15 real estate 42 thru 47 simply sinclair17 social news 25-26-27 sports 10 thru 13 tides.2s_ the vagaries of certain county ordinances came under fire tuesday from the Sarasota county commission when Board members pointed out instances where the Laws Are either unfair incomplete or unenforced. On the list of items referred for review to county attorney Richard Nelson and county administrator de Maroney were ordinances dealing with motorcycles mangroves and reimbursement of filing fees and a state Law concerning sewage hookups. Commissioner Jim Neville prompted the review directive when he noted the county has no legislation providing for Protection of mangroves. He also said he examined the tree ordinance and found it contains nothing pertaining to preservation of the widespread water Shrub. Mangroves growing below the mean High tide line Are protected under state Law but the legislation says nothing about those plants above the water line. Environmentally conscious Neville suggested the county draft an ordinance to safeguard those mangroves. A a we la Tell people a the fastest Way to get your Arm broken is to Cut one Down Quot he joked. Commissioner John Saba then addressed himself to recent complaints about motorcycle noise Levels. He noted that the sheriff s department has admitted the difficulty of enforcing the noise regulations and suggested the department of tal control should play a bigger role in enforcement. Commission chairman Andrew Sandegren said its his understanding that Many motorcyclists remove the vehicles mufflers after purchasing the cycles. Saba agreed saying there Are two types of riders those who buy motorcycles a to use them and the creeps a a state Law which mandates that persons using septic tanks and Drain Fields Hook up to a sewage line if it is available was next to be criticized. Neville said the Law is unfair to those whose tanks and Fields Are in working order. He recommended with the boards concurrence that the county attorney investigate the possibility of Legal action to relieve the mandatory condition of the Law. Commissioner Beverly Clay then cast a disapproving Eye on a petitioners request that 40 percent of his filing fee be returned after his property vacation was denied. Mrs. Clay said she realized portions of fees Are refunded in the Case of petitions that Are withdrawn but said this provision should not apply to rejected petitions. Saba voiced his agreement saying such a provision would be the Board referred the matter to the attorney and administrator

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