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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 20, 1980, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the voice of the South county vol. 36, no. 23 84 pages 10 sections second class Pottage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Tel. 813 484 2611 thursday March 20,1980 pub Bawd Tutei weekly my else City told to Fence Airport or lose it the fencing Issue at Venice Airport reared its head again when a Venice City councilman was told by the Federal aviation administration Faa that it would take Steps to reclaim the Airport if the safety Fence is not installed. Councilman John Kala Jian among those voting against the Fence at the March 11 Council meeting flew to Miami last Friday with Airport advisory Board chairman de corns for a meeting with Faa official Jim Sheppard. Kalajian was told that if the City does not provide for safety at the Airport by constructing the six foot Fence Sheppard will consider the facility in non compliance regarding safety and will take Steps to return the Airport to Federal control. Sarasota Bradenton authority was mentioned As a possible source of management for the Airport. Councilman . Bob Anderson has previously stated that such a move might be possible and would completely remove the Airport from City control. A special meeting of City Council has been called for 3 . Friday tomorrow to further discuss the Fence project since Shep Pard said the problem must be resolved by the next regular Council meeting on tuesday March 25. He has asked to be informed of councils decision the Day following the regular meeting. Corns has submitted his resignation from the Airport Board following the Lead of four other members of the six Man Board who resigned at their March 12 meeting. Anderson suggested at that meeting that an Airport manager be hired As soon As possible to handle the responsibilities previously delegated to the advisory Board. Hopes for a Venice premiere of the movie a the Black stallion Quot were destroyed when a a county Cornwell general chairman of the premiere committee formed last fall Learned recently that the film will instead premiere in Tampa March 21. Cornwell said he feels a let Down to find the hoped for Venice gala will not take place but asked that his appreciation be expressed via the news Media for efforts made by those volunteers who worked on the project. Count said he is grateful to Joan and Terry Ewing Frank Pellegrin the Sun coast gondolier and Many others who gave of their time and talents. When the film finally comes to a Venice theater Cornwell is hopeful of going ahead with plans for a Walter Farley Day in Honor of the Venice author on whose Book the movie is based. A the Black stallion was first shown at the new York film festival in october and received rave reviews. Based on Farley a first Book in the stallion series the movie was produced by Francis Coppola and has been called a City on one Side golfers on the other although the Airport safety Fence has been voted Down by Venice City Council eliminating the necessity for relocating several holes of Lake Venice Golf course some golfers Are still complaining because of Trees being removed from the Glide path to one of the Airport runways. Left above the City manager reports that less than 100 Trees Are affected and 55 of these Are Palm Trees which Are being moved to other locations. The tree removal is necessary to bring the Airport in compliance with Federal aviation administration standards. Photo by Macfarlane Venice merchant claims harassment from City county approves rezoning a Venice merchant involved in the City refuse department investigation which culminated in january has complained of his treatment by City Council As a result of the probe. Cornu n Zable owner of quicker liquor at Bird Bay Plaza believes the Story of the investigation which resulted in the firing of four City employees should have been kept out of the newspapers. A this was the whole agreement with the police department a said Zable As he exhibited a statement signed by police detective Joe Slapp saying Zable would receive no charges fees fines or imprisonment for his cooperation in the matter. Police chief Ray Waymire confirms that such a statement was issued. Zable is now complaining because he has been billed by the City for the difference Between services received from the refuse department and services paid for. He apparently feels the police statement promising Quot no charges or fees a should preclude any Billing by the City. He was drawn into the investigation because he was reportedly receiving City trash pickup six Days a week but continued on Page 4 by de Cummings Sun coast gondolier staff writer the Sarasota county commission approved tuesday a petition to rezone 118 acres North of Englewood from planned unit development pud to residential Mobile Home rms development. The petition was presented by attorney William r. Korp representing George Thompson owner of the property. Plans Call for 366 Mobile Home lots on the tract 3.1 units per acre. Pud zoning Calls for no More than 2.7 units per acre but according to Korp there will be no increase in people or traffic because of the fewer number of residents expected to occupy a Mobile Home Park. The property was originally part of a larger development which included Englewood Golf club property to the North. That called for a maximum 1,075 housing units. Even if the Golf club property is developed to its permissible density now the total number of units in the two tracts will be no More than 943, Korp claims. A proposed 5-acre commercial zone in the original plan has been deleted by the Developer who apparently feels there is enough shopping proposed and existing to accommodate residents of the Mobile Home Park. Commissioner John Saba objected to the deletion of that commercial sector but joined in the unanimous favourable vote after hearing that vending machines or a Small store offering bread milk and similar Staples continued on Page 4 co. 0 0 0 news vandals damage vhf deface buildings. Story on Page 10. Entertainment s a cabaret in Pic Tures on Page 19. Community news ves to share Book Bonanza. Story on Page 6. Features h South Venice rotary Home tour set for end of March. See Page 15. Business news new column concerning area businesses begins this Issue on Page 9. Sports indians defeat rams for second time. Details on Page 29. Inside today automotive Sec. C. Bridge .12,21 classified Sec. C. Crossword.13 entertainment.18,19 fishing. 32,33,39 Flea Market ads 20, 38, Sec. C. Horoscope.38 inquiring photog.7 letters .,.,. 2 obituaries .4, 8, 26, 39 real . C. Social news. 15,16,17, 21, 22 sports. 29, 30, 31 tides.33 weather Date High Low rain March 13 81 69 .00 March 14 79 62 .02 March 15 75 52 .00 March 16 79 55 .00 March 17 82 64 .00 March 18 83 69 .00 March 19 81 64 .00 rain for the week 02 rain for the month 1.40 rain for the year 4.97 temperatures and rainfall Ai recorded at 8 . Daily on Tai dates shown for the preceding 24-hour period Money saving coupons in this Issue abc.11 Kipps Kettle .18 Pinch a Penny. 6 serv soft a. 8 far from Complete but Well on its Way the new Epiphany Catholic Church boasts an abundance of stained Glass windows such As those pictured Here each with a different subject but All blending into an integral part of the striking Interior design of the edifice. Photo by Macfarlane Quot Black stallion film premiere in Tampa lbs reunion in Venice Robert a. Vedder general manager of the Sun coast gondolier was recently elected vice president of Southern Media sales publishers of the Venice newspaper. By . Macfarlane Sun coast gondolier staff writer it was a scene reminiscent of King Arthurs round table when six men gathered for lunch at everyman a restaurant in Venice tuesday. The occasion was a reunion of former Columbia broadcasting system employees All of whom once worked at cd so a new York offices and All of whom now live on Florida a Gulf coast. Produced and directed by Bill Workman executive vice president of Venice area chamber of Commerce the gathering of six former radio and television careerists was an informal affair organized for the purpose of exchanging tales of the Days when each of the men plied the broadcasting Trade. Stories of personalities and dignitaries went the rounds of the table with famous names such As Tallulah Bankhead Joan Bennett Eleanor Roosevelt Justice William Douglas general Douglas Macarthur etc., each representing the Central character in one or More narratives. Bob Hite sr., of Englewood and Harry Kramer of Sarasota were both announcers on lbs radio and television while Craig continued on Page 4 knights of the round table a Days of Hite sr., Harry Kramer Craig Lawrence George radio and television dominated the conversation Crothers Bill Workman and David Moore when this group of former lbs employees gathered Lor a reunion in Venice. From left Bob photo by Macfarlane

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