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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - December 24, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the Vole of the South county it vol. 33, no. 95 Ages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel. 813 484-2611 saturday dec. 24,1977 published twice weekly a Price 15c floating classroom if the old adage a experience is the Best teacher a holds True Sarasota county Marine biology students May soon have the Best teacher available. Michael Stuart a Marine science teacher at Sarasota High school has begun a project known As the floating classroom. It will be a 41-foot coast guard inspected vessel designed and equipped to provide a versatile and effective research tool. The Craft is currently under construction and funds Are available for completion scheduled for the end of february. However $4,000 is still needed for safety and educational equipment. The Florida office of environmental education granted the project $4,600 and several area business and civic organizations have made contributions. In a letter to or. Henry Heusner associate superintendent for instruction Sarasota High school principal . Banks requested that his teaching staff be allocated an additional one half teaching unit explaining that a if we Are provided the additional one half unit we will schedule our teaching staff so that one teacher is available to serve students from other schools for the first half of the Day and another Marine science teacher for the second half of the at the school Board meeting tuesday evening. Or. Heusner said a while recognizing the potential value of the Extension of this program i still recommend withholding school Board approval of additional funds for 1978-79 until other budget priorities can be beyond the additional one half teaching unit the project would require Board action on insurance costs that Are estimated to run $800 per year and will be added to the regular county policy and Gas expense Money that Stuart said should run no More than $150 per month. A arrangements have already been made for Venice area schools to use the floating classroom which has been dubbed the care free learner a Stuart said. A fall students in the county will use the classroom at least three times in their school in a Pham Plet prepared on the floating classroom Stuart stated a since most of the people in our area have their Leisure time safety livelihood and aesthetic pleasures so closely tied to the coastal zone Many people in our Community feel that we should have a facility that centers around the Marine a school system in North Carolina has contacted Stuart and is interested in bringing a group of students Down to use the facility. The Indian River schools in Eastern Florida have expressed an interest in building a floating classroom of their own. From Teeter Board to balance sheets injured polish acrobat Stan Jakubuk has become a skilled craftsman and is learning marketing the hard Way by running his own business. From circus to Cypress by Liliane Johnson Sunc Oost gondolier staff writer when Stanislav Jakubuk first Learned English his vocabulary consisted of such words As somersault round off and flip Flap. And his overhead was How much room he had to perform his Teeter Board tricks. Today his overhead consists of Dollar signs and figures and his vocabulary includes such words As smooth going operation customer satisfaction and monthly statements. The switch from polish acrobat status with Ringling Bros and Barnum amp Bailey circus to that of inside today classified. P. 17 entertainment6-7 fishing. .12 letters. .2 real estate. 17 thru 23 society. 13-14 sports. 4-5 tides. .12 . Immigrant and Venice resident businessman and president of Cypress arts of Sarasota county was anything but a a smooth neither was it voluntarily initiated by the 29-year-old Man. The turning Point in stands life came in april 1976, when the Teeter Board sent him hurling 30 feet High in the air. He did a double somersault keeping his body straight As he had done for years for a Safe Landing. But somehow he still does not know How he landed the wrong Way. The Madison Square Garden performance was the last one for the Young acrobat. Followed months of Heartbreak visits to doctors going through pros and cons on a decision to let doctors perform surgery that would definitely not return him to performing but a a maybe would alleviate the terrible Back pain. What to do with his life from then on was another question he had to solve. A the operation was successful a he says today while working at his a Cypress arts Quot store at Gulf coast shopping Center across . 41 by pass from the Brickyard. �?o1 still have pain but its not the pain i used to have Over a year in less than two years a great Deal happened through the determined will of Stan. He obtained his alien registration card from . Immigration and naturalization department bought a House in Venice and became an expert in woodworking a Field in which he had received Basic instruction for two years while attending a circus school in Warsaw. He also became acquainted with a typical american traits kindness after a newspaper article appeared in May 1976, describing his Back injury. A people called me to Tell me they cared. Many told me they had had the same Back problem and told me what they did about it. You would not believe people care so much about How you feel How you Are doing. They Are so Nice it gives you a Good Why did he remain in the United states in Venice he had first arrived in this country on Jan. 20, 1971 with the Boloski troupe from Poland to join the Ringling circus. He was 22. A i started something i wanted to finish a he explains in his accented English. A i started to make my life. I have been Here so Long. So Many ways i was connected with this country. Because of my Accident my doctors in Sarasota the insurance claim i was tied up in during this period of time Stan stayed with friends in Venice Rex and Carol Miller owners of the Elegante lady and the wig master. Asked if he had great problems in obtaining his immigration status Stan says continued on Page 8 classroom ahoy Sarasota High schools floating classroom nears completion. The vessel dubbed the care free learner will be christened in late february. Walker urges caution Venice councilman b. H. Walker chairman of the land acquisition committee for Sarasota county urges citizens to look into the proposal of a $700,000 parcel of wetlands being offered to the county with a deadline for Purchase of dec. 31,1977. A they Are trying to unload it land on the county in a hurry a warned Walker. The land offered by Manasota lands inc., is located on Manasota key with a 1950-foot Gulf frontage. The 22 acres spreads through to Lemon Bay according to a spokeswoman for Lasbury realtors of Englewood. Walker said the land is unfit for development As a Park or to build private residences because of now existing Laws forbidding filling of wetlands. It can Only be kept in its present state and be used As a Bird Sanctuary. The Lasbury spokesman however said that the owner of the land an out of state businessman went to court and the court established that the property could be sold in seven strips for seven Homes. She did not recall which court made the judgment. The attorney representing the owner Dewey a. Dye jr., of Bradenton who made the offer to the county could not be reached for comments. Walker said a Public hearing would be held in the next couple of weeks. He urged All residents to study the value of the land and determine whether the county needs to spend this amount of Money for it. Walker said he hoped the county commissioners would not make a Quick decision under pressure from the land owners representative at a time when holidays take away citizens involvement with county affairs. County shares Bridge Cost residents of Bay indies Mobile Home Park will soon have easier Access to Venice Avenue and . 41. The Sarasota county commission agreed tuesday to pay half the Cost of constructing a Bridge across Hatchett Creek and adding approximately 400 feet to Bay indies blvd. The City will be responsible for the other half of the projects Cost. Total Cost is $69,882.75. In a letter to county adminis Juggler a hit in Las vegas Nokomis residents Dieter and Irene Tasso came Home for a Holiday visit during a Short vacation from a Las vegas super production. For Many years starting in his Early teens Tasso was a Center ring Star with the Ringling Bros and Barnum amp Bailey circus. Standing on one foot on a Slack wire with his other foot he alternatively threw saucers and cups on top of his head. He finished his act by throwing a Teapot Teaspoon and sugar cube on top of the stack. He still performs the trick but on the ground and has added comedy. His Talent and offbeat Type of act has brought him rave reviews from Las vegas columnist. Recently he was a guest on the Merv Griffin show. Before the end of the engagement he was signed up for another three weeks then another three weeks and that went on until he was asked to stay for the entire 30-month run of the show. The offer came two weeks after he had signed another contract however. So on May 11, he will open with a water show in a new tourist resort at Gatlinburg Tenn. When he closes oct. 28, he and Irene will return to the Hacienda hotel show. The Star of the show is Dorothy Hammil who won an olympic Gold medal for the . In the single figure skating division. The choreographer who had staged her presentation Brian Foley is also responsible for the Las vegas production. Both Dieter and Irene Are originally from Germany. Dieters aunt mrs. Klara Krakow is a Sarasota resident. Trator de Maroney City manager Dale Rieth said a i am still not in Complete agreement with this solution however that personal disappointment is outweighed by both my desire and the City a desire to continue to take whatever measures possible in cooperative efforts Between Sarasota county and the City of City Engineer ted Yeatts explained that the Bridge consists of two aluminium culverts which will allow a continuation of Bay indies Boulevard to East Venice Avenue. A this will allow More convenient and Safe traffic movement in this High congestion area Yeatts said. The culverts Are already in the ground and with the commissions approval of funds work will continue and the Bridge should be completed Early next year. Dieter Tasso

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