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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - October 24, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier the to Ico of Tho South county vol. 33, no. 77 28 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Telephone 813 484-2611 monday october 24,1977 published twice weekly a Price 10cinterstate 75 construction to begin in 90 Days the segments of interstate 75 East of Venice May be a open and usable Quot by 1981 or 1982, county planner place told a meeting of the league of women voters in Venice with construction slated to begin on some portions withing 90 Days. Place said he had contacted officials with the Florida department of transportation foot earlier in the week and they had advised him that of the three segments that will be built East of Venice one will go to construction contract before the end of the month. The other two segments will go to contract before the end of the year he said. Several years ago the idea of starting construction on the badly needed interstate within the next 20 years was Only a pipe dream. But pressure brought to Bear on the foot by City and county officials resulted in an advanced timetable which brings the highways completion into the foreseeable future. Place said other portions of the Road in the North county should be completed along a similar schedule to the Venice segments and predicted the interstate May be open to traffic Between Bradenton and the South county by 1981 or 1982. The Hope of driving from Venice to Tampa on the interstate May take a Little longer he explained because the Bridge which must Cross the Manatee River is expected to take at least four years to Complete. A similar Bridge will Cross the Muakka River just South of the River Road interchange East of Venice he said and will be built about the same time. Early plans called for the interstate to be constructed Only to Osprey where an interchange would funnel All southbound traffic on to . 41 North of Venice. City officials horrified at the Prospect of traffic conditions worse than already exist on the congested Highway convinced the foot to extend the interstate South to River Road before stopping. Southbound traffic will then enter onto 41 South of Venice where congestion is not As bad. Place was explaining How the new interstate will fit into plans for future growth in the South county. He said the county a comprehensive plan prepared in 1975 Calls for the superhighway to act As a Buffer to any intensive development East and North of interstate thereby eliminating the Urban sprawl which has plagued Florida a East coast. Venice still will have plenty of room to expand to the East place said but the plan will restrict Sarasota a growth. 1-75 will have three interchanges in the Venice area including the one in Osprey at River Road and the main feeder to the City on Venice Avenue. The Venice Avenue interchange will be three Miles East of the bypass on Everglades Street place said. He also explained that a rest area is planned at a Bend of the Muakka River just West of the Bridge crossing Southeast of Venice. Ten have entered City Council races susans in Silhouette a these Black eyed photographer Sandy Gray snapped this photo. The susans turn their petals upward to meet the Day brightly coloured Flowers Are in full Bloom now and that was just breaking when Sun coast gondolier can be spotted along area roadsides. New police chief from St. Pete St. Petersburg a former police chief who Rose to that rank from patrolman has been recommended by City manager Dale Rieth As Venice a new chief of police. Ray v. Waymire 47, has 20 years experience As a police officer spending 14 years in either a managerial or supervisory position. He has a masters degree in criminology from Nova University in it. Lauderdale and bachelors degree in sociology and criminology from the University of Tampa. Waymire has been a consultant to the Westinghouse National issues Center in Arlington va., and has taught in College from the freshman to the graduate level. During his years As St. Petersburg a police chief Waymire was successful in reducing crime. He explained in his resume that a the increased accountability and productivity were accomplished at the same time As collective bargaining activities culminated in the first contract Ever Between management and the police officers City officials undoubtedly saw this As a major Factor in Waymire a Choice since the Venice police department just recently voted to unionize. Waymire a recommendation will be formally announced at tomorrows tuesdays City Council meeting and there Are indications the Choice will be overwhelmingly approved. Rieth chose Waymire Over More than 40 other applicants for the police chiefs Job including acting chief Allen Slater and capt. Verlon Ball. Slater said Friday he is disappointed he did not get the Job after 27 years on the Force but said Waymire a apparently is a very Brilliant and Fine a naturally in a disappointed a Slater said a but in a not going to do anything to slow Down the he predicted that Waymire would be Well accepted by the department and did not anticipate any hard feelings because the chief was not selected within the ranks of the present staff. Slater has now been passed Over twice for position of chief. He applied several years ago when John Shockey retired but Robert ferry was selected instead. Ferry resigned in september Over a conflict with the City Council. If Waymire accepts the Job he will probably take the Post within the next 30 Days. By Tony Briggs Sun coast gondolier news editor interest in Venice a upcoming City elections grew Friday As four More candidates filed for the four open City Council seats just one Day before the filing deadline. The new entries bring to 10 the number of candidates running for Council seats. The latest entries include Bill Granger a local boy scout Leader and the head of the South county cystic fibrosis Campaign John Pettenger a member of the City zoning Board of adjustments John Kalajian and James t. Of Guin. Granger 26, and of Guin 25, Are the youngest candidates to file in several years. Granger said he is running because he believes the Young working citizens need a representative on the Council. He explained that one of the reasons for expanding the size of the Council in the recently approved charter was to broaden the representation of the elected officials. Since there is currently no one under the age of 40 on the inside today Council he said he decided he should run. Pettenger 56, has run for a Council seat unsuccessfully twice before but said he feels the present elected officials Are not very Good at their Job. He attends most Council meetings and said Many times some of the councilmen do not come prepared to do their Job. Re. L0n0, a they delay. They done to ,eds.2�-21 know what is going on Quot crossword.17 Pettenger said adding that if he entertainment 8-9 were a Este a he would always r. ,. Come to the meetings ready to s 9 .10 vote on an Issue. Letters .4 Pettenger filed for the obituaries 2 three year seat which is being a of l or vacated by Bill Freeman and will Keal estate 21 thru 25 oppose Granger and planning social news.5-6-7 commission chairman franksports.15-16 Proctor. He has been a resident of the �?Tl�es.2 area for five years coming to continued on Page 2 rap sessions ease oldsters fears despite having chalked up Many years of experience in the school of life senior citizens done to know All the answers. In fact some of the most elusive solutions Are those that would alleviate their own trying problems. Two people very involved with helping senior citizens help themselves Are Jane and Albert Kossa White haired leaders of the senior citizens rap session offered by the Venice Campus of Manatee Junior College Mac. Ellen Kansman wins Community cup award the easy going couple Are familiar with the difficulties that often accompany a coming of age and conduct a sort of group therapy approach with participants in the rap sessions. A we have All of us lived enough years to have Learned Many things a 70-year-old Kossa said with a smile. A we come together to share our experiences and also to pass on the knowledge we be it All started a year ago last june As an outgrowth of a similar program conducted in Sarasota by or. Leslie Jekely a clinical psychologist. The Kossnas began a session in Manatee county and were More than Happy to expand the program to the South county. A there Are a lot of people who have worked 20 or 30 years and look Forward to the Day they can retire a mused Kossa. A they think about How Nice it would be not to have to set their alarm clocks. A then the time comes when their working Days Are Over. So they spend a couple of weeks playing Golf or gardening. One Day they Wake up and ask a what am i going to do a continued on Page 2 by Dorothy Lippstreuer Sun coast gondolier staff writer Ellen Kansman was named Winner of the Sunshine press Community service cup award at the venetian Sun fiestas miss Venice pageant on saturday evening. De Hong owner of Sunshine press which initiated the service award for the first time last year made the presentation to mrs. Kansman. The 1976 Winner Pat Scavo relinquished the travelling award to be presented to mrs. Kansman and accepted a smaller version which she will keep As a remembrance. Nominated by the Venice area business and professional woman a club and Frank e. Pellegrin of the play Well company mrs. Kansman was cited for her untiring efforts in behalf of the South county Council and its project to establish a Branch of Manatee Junior College serving As chairman of the and hoc committee. President elect of the Venice area chamber of Commerce she has been a Leader in the �?o1-75 now Quot committee and is presently a workshop lecturer for the displaced homemakers Job reentry program sponsored by the department of health and rehabilitative services hrs. In addition mrs. Kansman is the owner president of Kansman employment Agency with offices in Venice and Sarasota and is also in business with her husband Carmi As owners of the Carmelle apartments in Englewood. Mrs. Kansman is also a member of the Englewood Sarasota and Manatee county Chambers of Costner be and a former president of the Engle Wood business and professional woman a club serving two terms. Formerly of Minnesota she and her husband moved to Florida from Detroit in 1971. Her enthusiasm and drive now finds her enrolled with her husband in a real estate course at the Venice Campus of Mac. For something Todo. Smile of a Winner Community Marvica cup Winner Ellen Kansman displays a tee shirt advocating the construction of 1-75 which she wore As a member of 1-75 now task Force just one of Many of her civic fiesta boosters help area people smile the annual venetian Sun fiesta has become an area event that is awaited eagerly by fun Loving Community members who enjoy the festivals wide Range of activities. A group of dedicated people burned the Midnight Oil weeks before this years fiesta to insure that All the final details were taken care of so everyone would be certain to have a Good time. Residents can get in on the excitement of being involved in planning and preparation for the yearly festival by becoming a Sun fiesta Booster. The $10 fee entitles members to vote at Board meetings and also gives boosters the satisfaction of knowing they have contributed support to the areas most popular activity. The fifth annual venetian Sun fiesta will Cost More than $8,000 before the 10 Days of events Are Over. Included in this amount Are scholarships for the miss Venice pageant winners advertising costs costs of prizes and awards and Many other expenditures. A sizeable percentage of the fiesta budget is generated by membership fees. If the roster of boosters grows in size the festival can consequently get bigger and better. Supporters of the annual fiesta can see their rewards on the smiling faces of the thousands of children and adults who join in the fun of the gala Community. For More about joining in on the Joy and satisfaction of being a Sun fiesta Booster Call Jerry Kinder at 485 3862

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