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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 13, 1980, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the voice of the South county vol. 36, no. 21 94 pages 7 sections second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel 813 484-2611 thursday March 13,1980 published twice weekly Price 25c 0x0 0 o o o news grand jury indicts eight on drug charges. Story on Page 18. Entertainment a cabaret opens to night with Certoma Benefit. See Page 22. Community news census jobs available in area. Story on Page 24. Features teacher brings paintings out of hiding. Page 14. Sports vhf baseball ers Defeated Riverview Friday. Story on Page 25. Inside today automotive Section c bridge.24 c crossword .36 entertainment.21, 22 fishing.33, 34, 35 Flea Market ads .9, 36, Section c horoscope.38 inquiring photog.23 letters.2 obituaries.3,10,11 real estate Section c social news 13,14,15,16,17 sports.25, 26, 27 tides. 34 weather Date High Low Kain March 6 76 55 .00 March 7 80 59 .00 March 8 82 61 .00 March 9 82 61 .00 March 10 77 61 .01 March 11 76 66 .01 March 12 82 64 .00 rain for the week 02 rain for the month 1.38 rain for the year 4.95 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.26 Claudia a arts amp crafts 5 Kips kettle.22 Luis .21 Mary a produce.5 Osprey boat rental.23 Pinch a penny.8 servisoft.27 Sonny a garage.23 Stanley steemer.5 Westchester gold.24 golfers win fencing out by . Macfarlane Sun coast gondolier staff writer members of the Lake Venice Golf association have apparently won More than a Golf game. City Council voted tuesday night not to erect a proposed safety Fence at the Airport at this time thus relieving the Golf course of the possibility of having to relocate As Many As five holes. Councils action prompted councilman r. L. Bob Anderson to announce his resignation from the Airport advisory Board. Anderson had said prior to the meeting that if plans for a Fence were scrapped he would not remain on the Airport Board because of the liability involved if an Accident were to occur because of the Lack of safety Fence. Before tuesdays meeting it had appeared that the Airport fencing could possibly end up being constructed in a giant ditch providing the Cost was not prohibitive. That development resulted from a a conference Calls Between Jim Sheppard Federal aviation administration official in Miami and a group of Venice City councilmen and Airport advisory Board members ensconced in an executive office at Venice no Komis Bank and Trust company. The group of Venice officials along with Carl Rohmann president of Lake Venice Golf association gathered at the West Venice Avenue Bank monday afternoon to talk with Sheppard via an amplified Telephone Hookup. The conference was arranged in order to obtain from Sheppard answers to questions which have surfaced in connection with the proposed safety Fence to be financed largely by Faa but which would necessitate relocation of several holes at the Golf course. Questions put to the Faa official brought to Light the fact that the Airport will be in compliance with Faa regulations whether or not a Fence is constructed although Trees must still be removed from the runway Clear zone to bring about such compliance. It Sheppard said if a Fence is not constructed some other Way should be found to keep people off the runways in order to relieve the City of liability in the event an Accident should occur. He made it Clear that any encroachment caused by the Fence would have to be on the Golf course and not the Airport. The property was intended by Congress said Sheppard to be conveyed to the City for aviation purposes and not for recreation. He said he doubted Faa would even allow use of part of the land continued on Page 4 commission race a chess game although still months away this years county commission race is turning into a unique game of chess with candidates moving from Square to Square in an attempt to confuse bedazzled q and finally to checkmate their respective opponents. When the county commission last december moved the Boundary lines of their five districts county commission candidate Jeff Fischer found himself moved from District 1 to District 3. Thus the county had inadvertently a or advert entry a moved Fischer away from county commissioner Andrew Sandegren a District to retiring commissioner James Neville s District where three other potential candidates Are already in the running. At that time Fischer charged the commissioners with gerrymandering dividing election districts of give one candidate the political advantage Over another. This week however Fischer moved across the Board with an unexpected move that left some of his opponents a bit bewildered and not As confident As they once were. Termed by Fischer As a reverse gerrymandering Quot he announced this week that he has sold his Home in District 3 and is looking this Inlet located West of the intr coastal waterway near . 41 business is the spot where the fish Market restaurant wants permission to dredge and construct a pier and deck to accommodate restaurant customers arriving by boat. Photo by Macfarlane City to oppose dredging request for a state permit to build a pier and deck along the West Side of the intr coastal waterway brought an objection from Venice City manager Dale Rieth when he first Learned of the project last Friday. But on a visit to the proposed site monday Rieth indicated the dredging might not present quite the problems he had originally envisioned. However City Council voted tuesday night to file an objection to the dredging project. Council questioned whether the proposal would be in conformity with the City a comprehensive plan but asked Rieth to wait until the next Council meeting before filing a formal objection. This would give Council members time to study the project further and would still allow the objection to be filed prior to the april 4 deadline. The request for a permit was made by arc land investments the Englewood firm which operates the recently opened fish Market restaurant located on a Triangle of land bordered by East Tampa Avenue . 41 business and the waterway. Bob Becker City building official reportedly says the developers Are following Correct procedure by applying for a state permit for dredging and building the pier before approaching the City for a permit. The application filed jointly with the . Army corps of engineers and the Florida department of environmental regulation Calls for dredging a curved area More than 400 feet in length along the West Bank of the waterway Between the Shore and a Small mangrove Island. A 20 by 30 foot deck would be constructed with some 230 fee t of pier along the Shoreline. Plans Call for 1,320 cubic Yards of spoil to be excavated from the pier site with the spoil after being allowed to dry to be continued on Page 4 miss Venice in St. Pat s Parade the list of personalities and groups participating in the Saint Patrick a Day Parade saturday grows by leaps and Bounds. At the latest count More than 90 entries have signed up for the event which promises to be bigger and better than Ever according to Mike Murphy publicity chairman for the Friendly sons and daughters of Saint Patrick. The present miss Venice Melinda Lee will ride in the Parade on the official City Gondola float and musical groups taking part will be joined by the Lemon Bay High school band and the bagpipe band from Tampa. Other personalities will be state rep. Ted Ewing As grand marshal and the current miss Florida Marti Philipps who was fourth runner up in the miss America pageant. Numerous bands Roth groups an Irish dancing group Mcdill fab color guard shrine units mounted equestrian groups and clowns will also join the festivities. The Parade begins at 1 . And will form at san Marco and Nokomis avenues. The group will move North on Nokomis to West Venice Avenue then West on Venice Avenue past the reviewing stand at Harbor drive. Turning South at Des Marques the Parade will continue to Palmetto court whore it will disband. County blasts gds plans by Ned Burke Sun coast gondolier staff writer Sarasota county attorney Richard Nelson informed county commissioners tuesday that it will take More Money if the county wishes to continue its Battle against general develop ment corporation gds which has fought the county for nearly five years in a quest to develop Homes Les on its huge land holdings in North port. The trouble began in 1970 when the City of North port annexed 8,125 acres at the request of gds. In 1975, North port conducted Public hearings and subsequently approved go cd a application for a develop ment of regional Impact Dri. The project however was turned Down by the Southwest Florida regional planning Council after protests from the county commissioners Englewood water District and certain environmentalist groups. Rehearing on the matter have been going on for the past two weeks in Sarasota because the 1975 North port hearings were said to be a not quite rights because witnesses were not sworn in before testifying. Because of new material presented the hearing will be continued again during the first week of june. A no one thought these proceedings would take this Long Quot county attorney Nelson told the Board. He then placed most of the blame on gds for focusing attention on its entire continued on Page 4 some gop votes wasted tuesday for a new Home most Likely in either District 1, 3 or 5. These Are the districts of county commission seats which Are up for election this year commissioners Are elected by votes cast by All voters of the county but the candidate must reside in the District he or she wishes to represent. Fischer acknowledged he May return to District 1 where Sandegren is expected to seek another term. The Only other opponent Fischer will have to face in that District would be photographer Jerry Hente. Continued on Page 4 by de Cummings Sun coast gondolier staff writer republicans who voted for Howard Baker or John Connally on the Florida primary ballot tuesday wasted their votes. That a the word from the office of Joanne Koester supervisor of elections for Sarasota county. Although Baker and Connally had withdrawn from the race they did so too late to have their names removed from the Florida ballot. Any votes cast for them cannot legally be allocated to other candidates and will be ignored when it comes to selecting delegates to the Republican National convention. Delegates to that convention will be selected by the Republican party in each of Florida s 15 congressional districts. Each District selects three delegates and three alternates. The three voting delegates from each District must cast their convention votes for the candidate who received the greatest number of popular votes in that District. Six delegates at Large also will be chosen. According to Melissa Sharkey in the office of state rep. Ted Ewing they will cast convention votes for the Republican candidate who receives the most votes in the state of Florida. Delegates to the democratic National convention will be chosen by caucus of registered democrats i n each of the states congressional districts later this month. According to Sam Herron democratic state committeeman for Sarasota county potential delegates filed last month and stated their preference of presidential candidates at that time. Voters in each District will select them according to a parly formula that requires each candidate to poll a certain percentage of the total vote in order to win delegates

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