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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - October 3, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the voice of the South count vol. 33, no. 73 24 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595_telephone 813 484-2611 monday october 3,1977 published twice 10c no funds this year Beach development will wait get High on fiesta air show by Sheri Bridges Sun coast gondolier staff writer the Blue skies Over Venice will be alive with the thrilling spins and loops of amazing Aereal acrobatics when 11 daring pilots Thunder across the heavens during one of the most exciting events of the Sun fiesta. The two Day air show to be held oct. 29 and 30 from 1-5 . At Venice Airport includes non Stop displays of human skill and courage As Gallant daredevils put their planes through rigorous paces. Performers fro the Aerial fare will Fly in from As far away As Palos Verdes calif., and Sussex n.j., to take part in the festival in the sky. Leo Loudenslager National aerobatics Champion and the Only Pilot to twice hold that title will be one of the featured fliers As will Richard Bach author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and himself an accomplished aviator. Others featured in the sky High display will be Wayne and Sandi Pierce Harry Shephard and Larry Kingry Bob Hoover Bubba Beal Wynne Baker Mark Henderson and Venice a own Frank Guzman. Crowd pleasing tricks will include Hammerhead stalls in which a Pilot makes a vertical ascent kills his engine and then Falls right or left Rolls in which the plane moves around in a Circle on its longitudinal Axis Low level High Speed precision flying and Many other breathtaking feats. Possibly the most spine tingling act will be the Wing walking performance planned by Sandi Pierce. The dangerous display requires Sandi to stand on top of the plane in the air flow and subject herself to winds of hundreds of Miles per hour while supported Only by two Small cables. In Between the aerobatics it parachutists will keep the an bound audience entertained with their daring jumps a 21 Man team led by former Tampa television Anchorman Arch Deal will begin their display by dropping an american Flag by Parachute from the plane. They will continue the performance by banding together to form human stars and by falling across the sky in trails of billowing smoke. Free Falls Are also sure to get a few gasps from the spectators. Admission to the Aerial extra Vanza is $3 per adult or $5 for a two Day pass and $1.50 per child. The ground scene at the Airport will be a Hub of activity too. The Venice Art league will Host a show from 10 . Until 5 . Both saturday and sunday. Crafts paintings and other creative items will be on display for browsers and buyers. Auto and boat buffs will enjoy a show arranged with their likes continued on Page 4 up up and away a Many Venice residents were awed by the Beauty of this hot air balloon As it Rose above the City late last week offering free rides to ail those who asked. The balloon was put up As part of a local hardware store s promotional Sale. See Story Page 1 photo by Tony Briggs four line up for open Council seats four Venice residents have picked up the necessary forms to file for the four City Council seats which will be open in this december a City election. Although the first Day for filing will not be until tomorrow tuesday there Are indications that there will be at least enough persons running to make the race interesting. Among those who have indicated they will run Are George Wayne a member of the City Parks and recreation Board and a former member of the City charter review Board Frank Proctor chairman of the Venice planning commission Bill Gibson vice president of the South county condominium association and mrs. E. Frances Edwards a Venice Retiree. Prospective candidates will have until oct. 22 to get their petitions in and there Are usually Many who wait until the last Day so the Early response is encouraging to those who feared no one would run. Two of the seats open were created by the new charter and Many of those who argued against expanding the Council continued on Page 4 inside today classified. 17-18 entertainment a .6-7 fishing. 14 Flea markets 16-17 letters. .2 obituaries 24 real estate. .18 thru 23 sports. 12 tides. 14 a a a swi 8 my Jagt ii Englewood still fighting school cutback protested Englewood area residents spent most of the Bicentennial year fighting for a High school and an elementary school and it seems they Are destined to spend most of 1977 in a Battle for the new elementary facility while they sit Back and watch the architects work on the senior school. Englewood Parent teachers association announced plans to attend in mass the Sarasota county school Board meeting on tuesday oct. 4 at the Sarasota City commission Chambers. President Tom Stephan called for a show of Between 150-200 parents to attend the session to protest the cutback for the proposed elementary school. Stephan told the parents he attended the bid opening last week at which w. G. Mills was the Low bidder at $1,740,000 for the Complete school. However the school Board has budgeted for Only $1,611,000 and is considering construction without a new cafeteria and deletion of one pod which would House 100 students Stephan said. A this would mean we would be building for 900 children and at the Peak last year we were at 840 students a Stephan said. A we would be opening with a new school that would be already continued on Page 4 Hospital rejection appealed Lemon Bay Hospital officials Are regrouping to Appeal the decision of the state Community medical facilities director to withdraw the certificate of need for the 100-bed facility planned for Morningside drive in Englewood. Mrs. Rex Miller newly elected president of the Board of directors of the Hospital said she and the Board feel there were sufficient doors left open for an Appeal. The certificate of need or building permit was revoked by Arthur forehand director of the state Bureau upon the recommendation of the bureaus Legal advisor Jim Mahorner. Mahorner studied a prepared Brief gleaned from a two foot High stack of information about the facility since it was first organized in March 1973. The certificate of need is important to the Hospital which could be built without it but it would not be licensed and would not be eligible for reimbursement by medicare. Mrs. Miller said they have not Given up the project after All the years of work and definitely feel there Are areas on which to base an Appeal. Forehand cited in the three Page letter a the Lack of continued on Page 4 by Tony Briggs Sun coast gondolier news editor the major recreational development of Caspersen Beach by the county will be delayed at least a year because the project will be so expensive county administrator de Maroney told the league of women voters. Maroney explained that the county commission did not allocate any Money in the coming budget year to begin improvements on the two and a half Miles of beachfront land but plans Call for the project to begin next year. He said the improvements which include two Comfort stations boardwalks parking lots and a new Road will Cost Between $200,000 and $300,000, and that the Money is just not available this year. A we Are not dragging our feet a Maroney told the group a we just have some monetary limitations at this because of the number of complaints recently about vandalism on the Beach Maroney said the county is putting up some Gates and plans to construct a 100-car parking lot near the Entrance As a a Stop Gap a we have had a tremendous amount of complaints about vandalism on Caspersen Beach a he explained. Many of the complaints have come from the South Venice civic association which owns property that splits Caspersen Beach. Vandals frequently visit the groups ferry Dock and Beach property via four wheel drive vehicles inflicting damage to the fragile Dune system and damaging the Beach Pavilion. Barrier goes up a the i beam framework which will soon be the Gate at Caspersen Beach gets a fresh coat of paint from county Workman Peter Abate. The Gate will not be installed until the county commission makes a decision on the matter. Photo by Tony Briggs Maroney indicated the Svca a problems May be almost Over by saying the county commission is looking favourably on a proposal to Swap a portion of land at the South end of Caspersen Beach for the South Venice civic associations land. Such a Swap would make the county Beach uninterrupted and allow better Access to the South end. A i done to think Public land should be split in half by Public land a Maroney said explaining that most of the commissioners a Are in concurrence a with the Swap proposal. The administrator termed it a a very Good Maroney stressed that the county does not plan to Over develop the Beach and a wants to keep it in its natural state As much As will be limited the state department of natural resources which earlier indicated it would be interested in buying the Beach from the county still has its Eye on the land. A the state of Florida has an interest in the Beach a Maroney said indicating that Quot the possibility exists that it will be Able to Purchase it. But he said the county commission a is not inclined that Way at this even though the state does not own the Beach it still has some continued on Page 4 presented during the Arnm a too close for Comfort a stunt pilots Harry exciting acts which will be Shepard Bottom and Larry Kingry perform a trick Sun fiesta air show called Mirror image flying just one of the Many Hibbs

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