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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 15, 1980, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the voice of the South county a a a a a a. Vol. 36, no. 22 -84 pages-4 sections second clots postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel. 813 484-2611 saturday March 15,1980 pub Skod twice weekly Pika is news employers a no shows at Job Mart. Story on Page 12. O entertainment a cabaret at Venice Little theatre reviewed on Page 21. Community news Hospital Breaks ground for $10 million addition. See Page 28. Features Leach family has its first Eagle scout. Story on Page 8. Sports vhf cagers Jeanmarie Charles and a1 Dietrich honoured. Story on Page 15. Inside today automotive. Sec. C bridge.11 church.24,25 entertainment.20, 21 editorial.2 fishing.18 fleas.4,11,14,19,23, Section c letters.2 obituaries.12 real estate Section c social news.8,9,10,11 sports.15,16,17 tides.18 travel.19 to Money saving coupons in this Issue Treasury drugs.14 walgreens.3 Airport Board disintegrates . Happiness is being Irish Magee gets shillelagh award by Dorothy Lippstreuer Venice residents turned out on Friday evening to celebrate the birthday of St. Patrick and also to pay a Long overdue tribute to a Man who has done a great Deal for the Community not Only financially but with his individual Effort. Chris Magee was honoured by the Friendly sons and daughters of St. Patrick at the annual irishman a Ball on Friday night at the Community Center. It was there he received the Community service shillelagh award for his outstanding efforts. Nominated by Mike Murphy who knew Magee from Early Days in the Adirondacks in new York Magee who will be 88 on March 28, is living embodiment of the expression a Page is Chris is still Semi Active with Many of the organizations he became involved in when he and his late wife Frances moved to Venice in 1947. Both were Community spirited and were helpful in easing Venice through its Early growing pains. During the years his touch has been Felt at Venice Hospital Venice Little theatre Venice Hospital auxiliary volunteers the Hospital blood Bank and As a gourmet Cook and Candle maker. These talents were latent in his Early actually was a by . Macfarlane Sun coast gondolier staff writer because of what has been termed by some City Council members As shortsightedness on the part of other members the Venice Airport advisory Board fell apart at the seams wednesday afternoon. Following councils 4-3 decision tuesday night not to erect the recommended safety fencing at the Airport councilman . Bob Anderson announced his intention to resign from the advisory Board. At wednesdays meeting Anderson officially submitted his letter of resignation which was i St immediately followed by similar letters from members Sheila Hagan John Ingram and Daniel Tramontana. Advisory Board chairman de corns was out of town wednesday but mrs. Hagan said she believed that had he been present for the meeting he also would have resigned from the Board. Anderson first related to Board members the events of tuesday nights Council meeting during which councilman Eugene Caffrey moved that the City not proceed with installation of safety Fence recommended by the Federal aviation administration. Anderson said Caffrey did not state his reason for dropping the Fence idea. The motion passed 4-3, with mayor Harry Case and Council men John Kalajian and Bill Gibson voting with Caffrey. Councilmen Lucie Grey Frank Proctor and Anderson opposed Caffrey. Grey had suggested the City hire a Golf course architect for one Day to Survey the question of relocating several holes at the course. This reportedly would have Cost the City $250, but according to Anderson the suggestion was voted Down. Anderson also reported that Proctor had investigated the Golf course layout and believed the problem holes could be relocated but Council chose to turn its Back on proctors presentation. City manager Dale Rieth asked that the resigning Board members reconsider their decision for what he called selfish reasons on his part saying that without the presence of an Airport manager or an Airport Board All responsibility would fall on his shoulders. Rieth added that he could not operate the Airport from his office at City Hall and Anderson agreed with the manager saying he was willing to recommend hiring an Airport manager immediately subject to certain conditions which he did not specify. Continued on Page 3 dredging would violate comprehensive plan this is the Way to Wash a dish Chris Magee right could give lessons in Dis washing and pot and pan cleanup with his Many years of experience As a White Knight with the Hospital auxiliary volunteers in the hospitality shop but de Williams who is one of the newer additions to the group has Learned his routine in the three months since he moved Here from Connecticut. Magee thought he was going to do a publicity picture for the Hospital when a conned into appearing Here. Graduate Engineer. Born in the Pittsburgh area Chris was graduated by Cornell earning a degree in engineering and became a troubleshooter for Youngstown Sheet and tube in Ohio. Photo by Del after going overseas during world War i Chris returned to his steel company Job and it was then he met Frances whom he married a year later. After the depression hit Chris continued on Page 4 the City of Venice comprehensive plan adopted in 1979, May be put to its first test in connection with the recent request for dredging of an Inlet West of the intr coastal waterway. Following City councils decision to Lodge a formal objection with the state to the permit requested by arc land investments owners of the new fish Market restaurant City building official Bob Becker considered the project in Light of the comprehensive plan. In a memo to City manager Dale Rieth Becker said his opinion was a that any approval of the state or the City to do any dredging to the above project would be in violation of the City of Venice comprehensive the plan specifically provides under a plan recommendations the prohibition of Landfill and dredging activities in the Gulf of Mexico in Bays estuaries streams and Rivers except to Reagan Carter carry South county maintain existing navigation channels. Becker also mentioned the likelihood that such commendations would prevent the development of a Marine Park on the East Side of the waterway North of the train station property. The proposed Park a project of the Park and recreation Board first came to Light in december 1978. Plans called for several picnic areas a playground boat Dock boat ramp Concession stand and restroom facilities plus ample parking space. The project planned by the fish Market restaurant Calls for dredging More than 400 feet along the West Bank of the waterway and construction of a 20 by 30 foot deck plus 230 feet of pier along the Shoreline. Although Council agreed on a formal objection to the project it decided to postpone further action until its March 25 meeting which would still allow time for the objection to be filed prior to the april 4 deadline. By Ned Burke Sun coast gondolier staff writer the final tabulations Are in and both Reagan and Carter carried every precinct in the South county. Of the 18 South county precincts Reagan collected 6,840 votes to Bush a 4,646 and Andersons 687. On the Democrat Side Carter whipped Kennedy nearly 4 to 1 in every precinct. Final tabulations showed Carter with 4,321 votes to Kennedy a 1,284. Sarasota county supervisor of elections Joanne Koester said 51 percent of the electorate participated in tuesdays presidential preference primary or about 54,956 out of the 105,943 registered voters in the county. Almost twice As Many republicans went to the polls compared to their Democrat counterparts. Official results show that 35,886 republicans voted tuesday while Only 18,189 democrats participated in the election. Independents and those belonging to other minority parties although Only eligible to vote on the two proposed changes in the Florida Constitution cast 874 votes in tuesdays election. Both constitutional amendments were overwhelmingly approved by county voters. The first dealing with an amendment to raise the Homestead exemption to $25,000 on certain and Valorme school millage levies was approved by a 2 to 1 margin. Official results show that 33,797 county voters favored the proposal and a total of 17,111 voted against it. The second constitutional amendment easing the workload of the Florida supreme court was approved by an even larger margin. Latest figures show that 38,398 county voters voted for the proposal and Only 9,997 votes were cast against any change. Winners in the Republican state committee races this year were state senator Warren Henderson of Venice and Charlotte Knox of Sarasota. The pair will be responsible for helping draft Republican policy. As in the Case of other tabulations precinct results were delayed due to difficulties with the county a data processing of the new punch card ballots. Koester said several committee posts were uncontested this year. Precincts in the South county area where posts were contested and their official totals Are listed below. For Democrat committeemen a precinct 6 Vernon l. Bass 91w.l. Klitzing 47. A precinct 7 Alvin p. Jones 152william f. Holland 47. A precinct 33 two posts Paul t. Daily 349quincy w. Abernathy 299william r. Litzan 127. Continued on Page 4 if seashells commanded a Price like Gold this beachcomber with an obvious Corner on the Market could live healthily for evermore leaving social Security checks for the poor ones like you and me. Photo by Schmidt t

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