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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the voice of the South county vol. 36, no. 20�?82 pages�?4 sections second last postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel 813 484-2611 saturday March 8,1980 published twice weekly Price 25c o y 0 0 0news Sample ballot for tues-0 Days election on Page 21.entertainment a Champagne Complex at promenades reviewed on Page 18.community news mini Job Mart at Venice Community Center monday. Details on Page 7.features Man United with Sis ter he did no to know he had. Story on Page 11. Vhf boy swimmers first in thursdays meet. See Page 15.inside today automotive. Church. .20, 24, 25 editorial. .2 entertainment., .17,18 fishing. .22,23 Flea markets. .6, 22 letters. .2 obituaries. .10,21 real estate. Sec. C society. .11,12,13,14 sports. .15,16 tides. .23 travel. .19 to guide. Insert Money saving coupons in this Issue Osprey boat rental 17 Stanley steemer.4 Treasury drugs.10 Walgreen .3 Airport fencing continues As topic by . Macfarlane Sun coast gondolier staff writer a to Fence or not to Fence continues to be the question concerning Venice Airport. A lengthy workshop meeting of the Airport advisory Board on wednesday considered the question in great detail. Federal and state officials met with Board members in an attempt to Clear up numerous questions raised by Venice citizens and City Council members regarding proposed construction of a 6-foot High safety Fence around the Airport. Although representatives of Lake Venice Golf club were in the audience Richard Taylor attorney for the Golf association did not participate in the discussion even though he was listed on the Agenda for the meeting. City councilman r. L. Bob Anderson also a member of the advisory Board asked Faa representative Tom Murray about the classification presently assigned to Venice Airport and was told the status of the facility cannot be downgraded to reduce the Clear space needed to either Side of the runways. Kenneth will foot aviation representative told Anderson Venice Airport is rated As a a Basic transport Quot facility by both Federal and state authorities and added that this rating requires runways to have a 500 foot Clear zone. He said there must be Clear space 250 feet to each Side of the runway Center line plus additional space on a 7 1 ratio for any obstructions such As the proposed safety Fence. Will said runway lengths of 4,700 fiet or More mean an Airport receives a a Basic transport Quot rating. If there were no demand for runways this Long he added the Airport would have been rated Quot general will also said Venice Airport is growing faster than the wildest dreams of any planners adding that in june of 1979, 95,000 operations had been logged at the facility for that year. Earlier continued on Page 4 taxpayers league Speaks out its Green and its Irish and it will Fly at City Saint Patrick shown holding tha Flag Are from left m Hall on West Venice Avenue from March 15-17. Pat Quinn Rose Devine Margret Quinn Ann members of the Friendly sons and daughters of Mcfadyen and Tom Walsh. Photo by Schmidt a closeup View of the Voto Matic voting of punching out holes in an ism card to vote for the machine that will be in use at All South county candidate of our Choice. Polling places tuesday shows it is simply a matter photo by Ned Burke tuesday Day to pick your Man by Ned Burke Sun coast gondolier staff writer when voters trek to the polls tuesday March 11, they will have the option to vote for or against two proposed amendments to the state Constitution. The first amendment would increase the present Homestead exemption for certain and Valorme school taxes from the present maximum of $10,000 to a maximum exemption of $25,000 for property owners and permanent renters alike. The second proposed amendment if approved by voters tuesday would modify jurisdiction of the supreme court in an attempt to Lessen the Large number of cases now before that body. Both amendments Are favored for approval by Venice taxpayers league said Thomas j. Connally president of the organization. The first proposed amendment increasing Homestead exemption to $25,000 for certain and Valorme school taxes would lose no Money for local schools said Connally. A the loss from local and Valorme taxation would be made up from state funds derived from state taxation Connally pointed out the Basic change in the first proposed amendment is that the exemption would be available not Only to property owners but also to permanent renters. A nothing is said regarding the method to be followed for renters to obtain the benefits of the exemption a a admitted Connally Quot since this part of the amendment is left to the state legislature to simple he further noted that there would probably be a administrative difficulty in applying the Section relating to renters if it is adopted. The increase in the Homestead exemption would simply require More funds from the state rather than from individual counties for school funding. A in the past a said Connally a the various counties of the state have not seen fit to tax themselves the same. Accordingly the state has stepped in with partial and not always equal funding to the various therefore Venice taxpayers league believes in order to make statewide funding More equal More funds should come from statewide sources. A this amendment will be a step in the right direction a said Connally. The second proposed amendment dealing with technical changes in the jurisdiction of Florida supreme court contemplates that practically All appeals would be channelled through the District court of appeals. Under the proposed amendment appeals would be handled by the state supreme court Only when the merits of the Case Are appealed rather than when individual rulings Are changed. Continued on Page 4 with to shirts All the rage these Young men look like a group of models As they show off their individual tastes in playground apparel. Watch out Venice there s a new crop of heartbreaker coming up fast photo by Schmidt when the polling places close tuesday night hopefully 41,252 democrats and 58,919 republicans in Sarasota county will have cast their ballots in this years presidential preference primary election. Sarasota county democrats will have the Choice of voting for one of four candidates Edmund g. Brown Jimmy Carter Richard b. Kay or Edward m. Kennedy. Their Republican counterparts will have to choose Between nine candidates John b. Anderson Howard h. Baker jr., George Bush John b. Connally Phil Crane Robert Dole Benjamin Fernandez Ronald Reagan and Harold e. Stassen. Republicans will also have the Opportunity to vote for one state committeeman and one state committee woman. Committeeman candidates Are John j. Blair and Warren s. Henderson. Committee woman candidates include Charlotte Knox and Linda s. Rigby. It is interesting to note that three out of four of these candidates Blair Henderson and Rigby Are South county residents. Blair resides at 617 Ravenna Street in Venice Henderson a Home is at 841 Golden Beach blvd., Venice and Linda Rigby lists her address As 306 Bayview Parkway Nokomis. The remaining candidate Charlotte Knox is a resident of Sarasota. County democrats and republicans will also be Given the Opportunity to vote on two state constitutional amendments. The first Calls for an increase in Homestead exemption to a maximum of $25,000 for both property owners and permanent resident renters. The second proposed amendment deals with changes in the jurisdiction of the Florida supreme court. In the South county area there Are an estimated 13,953 registered democrats and 20,561 registered republicans. There Are also about 1,818 independents and others in the South county area. They of course will not be eligible to participate in this primary election. This year county voters will utilize the new compact Voto Matic voting machines which were first used in the county in the dec. 4 Venice City election. Looking much like a Metal suitcase on a stand the Voto Matic is lightweight and portable and is easier to use than the old conventional voting machines. The procedure this year consists of a voter entering his neighbourhood precinct and presenting proper identification to a member of the precinct election staff before he or she is allowed to vote. A proper identification can be anything with the voters name on it such As a valid Drivers License a voter identification care a valid credit card or any other form of identification a said Joanne Koester county supervisor of elections. If a voter fails to bring proper identification said is. Koester then he or she must fill out a sworn affidavit and this greatly delays the election process for others. Once identification has been substantiated the clerk then checks the voters name against the name on the Register and has the voter sign it. Ater that the voter is handed a voter computer card in a sealed envelope and directed to the Voto Matic for his political party. Democrat Vot Matics Are marked a a do and Republican voting Booths Are marked the voter then inserts the computer card into the Voto Matic Slot and uses a pointed stylus to punch out holes in the ballot corresponding to whatever Way he she wishes to vote. When the voter has finished voting he or she places the punched card Back into the envelope and hands the card to a clerk who tears off the numbered top stub. The voter then removes the punched voting card from the secret envelope and personally drops it into the ballot Box. Continued on Page 21 firemen not having a Ball according to word from Venice fire department they Are not sponsoring a fireman a Ball. Phone Calls have reportedly been received by area residents and merchants requesting they Purchase tickets to such a Ball to a support the local fire Captain James Culbert executive officer of the department suggests solicitations of this Type be thoroughly investigated before purchases Are made

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