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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - July 25, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondoliers Tho Volco of Tho South county a vol. 33, no. 56 a 24 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Telephone 813 484-2611 monday july 25, 1977 published twice weekly Price 10c by City Council Mother son reunited after decades hot topics considered family reunited a Mother in Law mrs. John Krebs or. Ond or. Les Aranyos his Mother mrs. Kathy Aranyos and daughter Leslie. It was a Day Laszlo Les Aranyos had been waiting for More than two decades. It was such a noteworthy event that even regulation conscious Sara Sota Bradenton Airport officials ignored a few rules. In anticipation of what was going to happen. Last sunday afternoon under the curious gaze of dozens of moist eyed onlookers Les hugged his Gray haired Mother for the first time in 21 years. Cathy Aranyos travelled More than 3,000 Miles to see the son she had missed since the youth left Home during the 1956 aftermath of the hungarian revolution. When her plane landed 15 hours later than scheduled she was running Down the ramp just As quickly As Aranyos was running through the Security Gate into her outstretched arms. A we both cried like babies Quot he said without a Trace of embarrassment. A first she started and that got me Les was certain head be Able to recognize his Long absent Mother. Quot she looks a Little More worn out. She a had to work hard at Home a my fathers always been a Little sickly. But a Mother s face never changes Quot he explained. The Saga of their lengthy separation begins Back in december 1956, shortly after the revolution whose end saw Hungary shackled to communism As a russian satellite country. A when it was All Over i just decided to get to the West a Aranyos remembered. Quot i just disappeared. Did no to Tell my family. That kind of thing you can t Tell anyone after 75 Miles on a train and that far on foot through the rugged ice impacted hungarian swamps Aranyos Andi five companions reached Freedom. Continued on Page 5 special to Sun coast gondolier from National geographic society a 6,000-year-old human brain an extinct Tortoise skewered by a stake and what May be the worlds oldest Boomerang Are just a few of the pieces from an intriguing new archaeological Jigsaw Puzzle taking shape in Florida. These and hundreds of other objects have been found in and around Little Salt Spring a 250-foot-deep, Spring fed sinkhole at North port. A the incredibly preserved wooden artefacts and skeletal remains of people and animals Are giving us an unprecedented look at Many a material culture As it existed thousands of years ago a says Carl j. Clausen an underwater archaeologist who is directing work at the site. His project is sponsored by the National geographic society and the general development foundation. Preliminary tests indicate that As Many As 1,000 people who lived 6,000 to perhaps 7,000 years ago May lie beneath sediment in the shallow Cooling off a there is no better Way to end an Outing at the Beach than to Wash All the Sand and Salt off in a nearby refreshing Shower. Diane Heiden of Venice found that was the fastest Way to Cool off on a recent Outing at Nokomis Beach. Photo by Koelsch Carasca set to Stop crime something has to be done to Stop the race of crime throughout the South county and residents Are the ones to do the Job a group of concerned citizens agreed at a meeting thursday. Saying crime prevention is a Community responsibility local businessman Paul Sanders asked several interested parties to help make the Battle against illegal acts an All out War fought diligently by merchants executives Law officers and the general Public alike. Venice police chief Robert ferry roofing contractor John Ingram and John Blair local attorney and former state attorney rallied to the cause and agreed to serve As vice chairmen of citizens reacting against suspected criminal acts Carasca. Other members of the committee spearheading the new organization Are Merle Graser president of first National Bank Dick Doudna Sarasota county school Board member and Guy Bennett principal of Venice Junior High school. They were not present at the meeting but Sanders indicated they had expressed their willingness to be involved. Although the meeting was informal and was designed simply to get those present thinking about solutions to the area crime problem the group did Point out several elements which should be included in the programs strategy. Public education was cited As the most important weapon against the growing incidence of crime. A we have to Tell people a its your duty to help us we need help a so help a chief ferry said. He has started a program of education in Venice schools in which police officers visit elementary and Junior High classrooms to acquaint them with the Legal system and the Workings of the local police department. Blair agreed with the chief that the Public should become More aware of what constitutes criminal charges and How they re handled. He explained that often times people Are reluctant to become involved in reporting crimes because they know their deed will entangle them in the slow and complicated Justice system. He suggested establishing assistance programs whereby volunteers could keep victims and witnesses to crimes informed of the status of a Case and when their services might be needed in court. Ingram and Sanders both interjected their beliefs that not enough attention is Given the innocent victims of crime or to the a a heroes who attempt to thwart criminal acts. A a they re always the last people thought of a Sanders complained a you never hear about what happened to the family of the Guy who was murdered or to the hero who was almost killed stopping a the group will meet again next month to put together a formal plan of action. By Tony Briggs Sun coast gondolier news editor the City will Deal with several controversial subjects when it meets for its regular meeting tuesday including the first Reading of the proposed solid waste ordinance the final Reading of the new subdivision ordinance and another request from the fire department asking that it be allowed to change pension plans. The solid waste ordinance which will establish fees for the collection of refuse from businesses and institutions for the first time is expected to gain Council approval on the first Reading but probably wont go into effect until october. The elected officials completed a preliminary review of the ordinance several weeks ago after More than six months of delay and indicated they had no real objections after some minor changes were made. The most discussed portion of the ordinance dealt with a provision requiring residents to set their garbage cans at curbside. The Council dropped its objection to this stipulation after it was agreed that some elderly and handicapped citizens would be exempt from the provision. The Public works director will have sole discretion Over which residents will be exempted. The new ordinance also Calls for the separation of newsprint from the rest of the garbage for the first time. It will be collected separately and recycled under the present plan. Two More readings of the ordinance and a Public hearing will be held before the ordinance becomes Law. Final Reading and passage of the subdivision ordinance is also expected at the tuesday meeting. The Law will establish strict criteria for the development of future subdivisions in the City. The lingering problem of an inadequate pension plan for the uniformed departments will again be brought to the attention of the Council As fire chief ted Deming asks the Council for a firm a a yes or a a not answer to a request to join the Florida retirement system frs. Both the police and fire departments Are unhappy with their current state administered pension plans because they do not offer the benefits of frs. Since the other City employees Are under the plan the uniformed departments have asked for similar treatment. But since a switch of both departments to frs would Cost the City More than $100,000, Council has refused to allow the switch. The request comes in the Wake of a Council decision to fund a study to determine if a Little Salt gains National attention local option plan combined with the current pension program can be worked out for the police department. The Hope is that the end result will be better benefits at a Cost lower than frs. The Council refused a request for a similar study in the fire department pending the outcome of the police study. A representative from a local condominium will also be present to ask Council to overturn a decision by the City zoning Board of adjustment to deny a certificate of occupancy for one of its units because there Are insufficient parking a tvs it Inaa unc parking space Short of the number required by the City zoning regulations for the number of units it has. But representatives of the condominium say the space is unusable because there is a Utility pole and a support Guy wire located there. A City building official said the reason the zoning Board refused to yield in its decision was because the Utility pole was there before construction began. He said the matter has been before the zoning Board for More than six months. The meeting begins at 3 . In the Council Chambers at City Hall on West Venice group blasts Law the Venice area chamber of Commerce civic beautification committee has come out against a provision in the proposed City solid waste ordinance that would require residents to bring their garbage cans to the curb for pickup on the grounds that it would be unsightly and possibly unhealthful. Robert h. Stofer chairman of that committee has sent a letter to mayor Harry Case and the City Council asking that they consider the consequences of adopting a Law with such provisions. A i fear that you will have Side effects that will deter from the Beauty of our City a he said. A a there is nothing More deplorable than to drive Down a Street and observe an assortment of containers lined for the collectors a Stofer pointed out. A the Beautiful landscaping of the residents and the aesthetic value of the Community is Stofer is also concerned about the possible problem of trash being strewn along the streets by children or animals upsetting the cans before they Are collected. Continued on Page 5 Basin forming the upper reaches of the sinkhole. Another 1,000 from the same period May rest just below the surface of a Slough area about 200 Yards away. Much older prehistoric animal remains a 12,000 to 14,000 years old a have been found at a deeper level in the Spring. Although there is evidence that Man was there too no human Bones from this period have yet been found. Clausen uncovered the Skeleton with the brain while digging in the marshy soil of the Slough. The remarkable find May represent the oldest preserved brain matter yet discovered. The identification of the material in the Skull has been confirmed by a Sarasota pathologist. Even More surprising Are the indications that the Bones from As Many As 2,000 people May rest near or under the Waters of the sinkhole. A to find this Many people at the site would be amazing since Man 6,000 or 7,000 years ago was generally considered a continued on Page 5 prehistoric Boomerang a a Boomerang that soared through the sky 9,000 to 10,000 years ago is displayed by underwater archaeologist Carl j. Clausen. Photo by Kerby Smith Nat. Geo. Soc

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