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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 6, 1980, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the Volee of the South county vol. 36, no. 19 a 104 pages a 7 sections second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel 813 484-2611 thursday March 6,1980_published twice weekly a Price 25c inflation hits newsstand present subscribers to the Sun coast gondolier have until april 1 to beat the spiralling Cost of inflation by renewing their subscriptions at the old rate of $12 a year. Due to the press of double digit inflation the single copy Price of the gondolier was raised this week from 15 cents to 25 cents and the subscription rate from $12 to $15 a year. Even at the new Price however the $15 mail or Home delivery Price of the newspaper still represents a healthy savings Over the single copy Price. Subscribers to the gondolier save $11 a year by having the paper delivered directly to their Homes either by the mailman or newspaper Carrier. School millage to go to voters co o o news census will make you 11 your age. Story on Page 5.entertainment asolo a production of a Day reviewed on Page 40. Community news try manager talks of wanderers on Page 42.features Carefree learner teaches kids a lot. See Page 15.11 sports Venice swimmers capture tidal wave relays. Details on Page 29.inside today automotive Section c bridge37 a classified Section c a crossword28 entertainment. 39, 40, 41 fishing32, 44 Flea Market ads. 27, 43, Section c Horoscope. 14 inquiring photog9 letters2, 3 obituaries25 real estate Section c social news 15,16,17 0 sports29, 30, 31 tides.44weather Date High Low rain february 28 64 41 .00 february 29 67 46 .00 March 1 72 58 .09 March 2 67 58 1.27 March 3 58 33 .00 March 4 56 34 .00 March 5 69 42 .00 rain for the week 1.36 rain for february. 88 rain for March. 1.36 rain for the year 4.93 temperatures and rainfall Are recorded at 8 . Daily on the dates shown for the preceding 24-hour period Money saving coupons in this Issue Abc liquor.31 Derma culture.17 estates unlimited40 lums.39 Pinch-a-penney.11 publix35 servisoft25 Sonny a garage28 Stanley steemer.28 the need for $10 million for repairing county schools will be left in the hands of area taxpayers on May 20 when voters will decide to approve or reject a 1.25 Mill tax increase for property owners. At a meeting tuesday in Sarasota the Sarasota county school Board approved the millage plan to raise the needed funds. Most of the $10 million a $7.7 million a will go toward repair of school roofs. Venice High school for example needs an estimated $820,000 to reproof every building from 1 to 12 As Well As other pairs. Venice elementary also is in need of re roofing and a Price tag of $390,000 has been placed on that school for roofing repairs updating the fire alarm system delighting building 8 and putting in a cafeteria fire suppression system. Re roofing plans for Venice Junior High Are already in the works but they still will need $120,000 in funds for covered walks Glare control and handicapped facilities. Nokomis elementary school will be Given $80,000 if the millage is approved. Their funds will go for updating the fire alarm system providing covered walks re roofing building 4 and for Glare control. Garden elementary school which has recently re roofed the 6-year-old school will need $15,000 for handicapped provisions and correction of a drainage problem. Englewood elementary school has to remove All non safety Glass from buildings 4 and 5, reproof buildings 6 and 7 and make some provisions for the handicapped. They need $193,000 to accomplish this. School Board member Dave Olson said he knows the Board must sell the need for these funds to the Public but believes Quot no thinking person can argue against the obvious need Quot for continued on Page 4 the Post office will carry a heavy part of the Burden during the 1980 . Census when it delivers questionnaires to All households in the nation on Friday March 28. Postal employees will again assume a monumental task when the forms Are mailed Back to the census Bureau on april 1, census Day. Guess who s coming to town a Marti Phillips the current miss Florida and fourth runner up in the miss America pageant will participate in the Saint Patrick a Day Parade on saturday mar. 15. Juvenile crime increase said due to drugs from the time the first . Census was taken in 1790, continuing through 1950, a census taker called at each household to collect required information. In everything a a Sham these Days they Call us the Wolf patrol but As you can see we re just a couple of Nice Friendly a Lassie Type collies who make a go of it in the movies. But since acting is in our blood we decided to try convincing people we re a pair of ferocious wolves. Photo by Schmidt miss Florida in St. Pat s Parade it will be bigger than last year and the Best to Date for the annual Saint Patrick a Day Parade sponsored in Venice by the Friendly sons and daughters of Saint Patrick on saturday March 15, beginning at 1 . The fourth annual event will have More than 80 entries including eight bands and two drum and Bugle corps. With state rep. Ted Ewing As grand marshal the Parade will also feature the current miss Florida Marti Phillips who was a runner up in the miss America pageant. The sponsoring organization for the Parade was founded by 11 men of Irish descent in 1974 and chartered by the state of Florida in 1975 As the Friendly sons and daughters of Saint Patrick. It is a non sectarian group consisting of 570 members who have any Trace of Irish ancestry in either husband or wife. The Parade believed to be the biggest Florida St. Patrick a Day event North of Miami will include this year the Venice High school band the Riverview High school Kiltie band in its first Public Parade appearance since the Rose bowl Parade in California on new years Day and the Sun coast mummers band from Bradenton. There will also be an Irish dancing group the Mcdill air Force base color guard Roth groups shrine units mounted equestrian groups clowns and Many Church and ethnic clubs. As Mike Murphy publicity chair Man says a everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick a with a theme of a happiness is being Irish a a the Parade will form at san Marco and Nokomis avenues and move North on Nokomis to West Venice Avenue. The route then proceeds West on Venice Avenue past the reviewing stand at Harbor drive to Avenue Des Marques. The Parade then turns to the South on Avenue Des Marques and continues to Palmetto court where it will disband. By Ned Burke Sun coast gondolier staff writer last year there were twice As Many Index crime arrests of juveniles As adults in the City of Venice said Venice police chief Ray Waymire. Index crimes include murder rape robbery aggravated assault breaking and entering and larceny. In 1979, there were 100 Index crime arrests of juveniles and Only 58 arrests of adults. In contrasts Index crime arrests in the City for 1978 were 74 for juveniles and 96 for adults. The dramatic Rise in juvenile crimes is attributed in Large part to the growing use of drugs among the Young according to Waymire. A we arrested nearly twice As Many juveniles this year than last juvenile arrests in 1978 were listed at 157. In 1979, there was a total of 263 juveniles arrested for All crimes. A this is a 68 percent jump Over the previous year a said Waymire. Of the Index crimes cleared up by the Venice police department 63 percent were cleared by the arrests of juveniles. A of All arrests by the department a said Waymire a juveniles represent 46 percent of the last year juveniles in the Venice area were arrested on 78 charges of larceny 50 liquor violations 35 vandalism and 29 drug related arrests As Well As a whole slew of other crimes. It is interesting to Point out that these Are Only the the actual amount of crimes perpetrated by juveniles who were never apprehended is anyone a guess. Bicycle thefts for instance amounted to 137 last year with Only six from this amount being recovered. This High ratio of a recovered bikes was one of the main reasons for the City a recent approval of a Bike licensing ordinance so that All bikes can carry some form of identification. A an analysis of the Calls for police service reveals a disproportionate involvement of youth in these Calls and in crimes a said Waymire. The municipal Beach area the South jetty and Tarpon Center drive reportedly have the most need for police Protection and Relief from vandalism Rowdy ism and noise by Youthful offenders. A a vigorous enforcement throughout the year resulted in a 68 percent increase in juvenile arrests a Waymire said. A on the other hand adult arrests increased by 26 percent for the continued on Page 4 census forms due in March 28 mail . Macfarlane Sun coast gondolier staff writer see Page 5. Related census Story on at the end of March the Post office should see a Load of mail to rival any Christmas Rush in recent times. Virtually every household in the United states will receive a census questionnaire on firday March 28, with people urged to mail the completed forms on census Day april 1. Another Gigantic haul for postal employees. Census takers will begin on wednesday april 16, to Call or visit households that have not yet responded to the questionnaires. All this activity is just part of the Overall census project incorporating the services of nearly 270,000 workers. 1960, the census Bureau turned to the mails for help in the Job that was growing to staggering proportions. Basic questionnaires were mailed to households but were picked up by census takers after completion. For the 1970 census 60 percent were asked to return the completed forms by mail with the balance being collected by census takers. In 1980, ninety percent of the nations households will be asked to return the questionnaires by mail with the census Bureau paying the postal service $31 million for its services including handling of the census forms plus pre census work completed by mail carriers to developed an accurate address list. Some households chosen randomly will be asked to answer additional questions for the census takers but the census Bureau says information must be handled with absolute confidentiality. Title 13 of the United states code provides that information furnished to the Bureau can be used Only for statistical purposes and cannot be published or released in any manner. This 20th census of population and housing is expected to count approximately 222 million people and 86 million housing units. Data will be compiled for 3,200 counties 20,000 incorporated villages towns and cities and 2.5 million City blocks. The constitutional purpose of the census is the same As it was in 1790 a to continued on Page 4

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