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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - September 22, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast Good the Volee of the South county vol. 33, no. 70 52 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Telephone �813 484-2611 thursday Septell unique Ringling Bros Clown College Bee the tenth annual Ringling Bros and Barnum amp Bailey Clown College will open at the Venice circus Arena monday with a group of 54 students including 43 boys and 11 girls. Clown colleges Veteran Dean Bill Ballantine said there will be 24 a a professors on this years staff including Long time circus Clown Lou Jacobs and several other Ringling funnyman and women. Students attending this years Clown College will be subjected to grueling curriculum consisting of juggling makeup mime prop making acrobatics Stilt walking and other important aspects of being a circus Clown. At the conclusion of the eight weeks less than two dozen of the class Best students will be selected to tour with the greatest show on Earth As full fledged circus clowns. The Novice mirth makers in this years class will have their a final exam during Clown College graduation ceremonies nov. 19. This will be a three hour program of Clown skits prepared by the students during the previous weeks of classes. The program is attended by circus executives and families of students who will see just How Well the prospective clowns have Learned their Trade. An outstanding staff of circus and theatre professionals will be on hand to teach this years Clown College class. Ballantine will be teach ins and outs i instruments Carroll Andi assist incl Momyer i Tive assist i magic hug pres. In the Arave to and Ringlin he him attorney legality tire tracks show signs Are being ignored at Caspersen Beach. Beach Gate goes up construction will begin this week on the barricade that will ban after hours vehicular traffic from Caspersen Beach but the Sarasota county commission has not yet acted on the legislation needed to shut the Gate. Spurred by incidents of vandalism and Dune destruction on the popular waterfront property commissioners decided several weeks ago to establish closing hours for Caspersen and to erect a barricade that would ban Beach Access to vehicles after 10 . Concrete for the steel Gate is expected to be poured this week according to Walt Rothenbach county Parks and recreation director and the entire Job should be completed by the end of next week. However the commission has not yet taken action on the ordinance necessary to implement regulated use hours. Until the legislation is drafted and approved after a Public hearing has been held the Gate will remain open. Rothenbach indicated the delay is a result of commissioners desire to consider the possible adoption of an ordinance that would encompass All county beaches in its effect rather than having separate legislation for each parcel of property. He did not know when such an ordinance might be drafted. Other barricades erected by the county have been torn Down. But Rothenbach said this time the Gate will be constructed so As to make its destruction nearly impossible. The Barrier will consist of i beam steel with a thickness of about one half Inch. The posts will be imbedded in poured Concrete and the entire $2,000 device will be of welded construction to prevent disassembly. The Parks director said he will take the Beach Protection plan one step further monday evening when he recommends to the Parks and recreation advisory Board that the county construct a parking lot at Caspersen. Rothenbach said his idea is to build a shelled lot about one Quarter mile South of the Beach Entrance. Vehicles would Park in the area and would be barred from continuing further along the Road by a second barricade which he will suggest should be erected. He noted he is also in favor of eliminating parking along the Roadway leading to the shelled lot and then re vegetating that area to repair the damage done by the automobiles. The Parks advisory Board will have the option of adopting or disapproving Rothenbach a suggestions. If they concur with the Parks director the Board will then present the recommendations to commissioners for possible action. A possible violation of the government in the Sunshine Law by the Venice City Council is being looked into by the City attorneys office following the private balloting by elected officials in regard to a grievance filed by a City employee. City attorney Charles Wheeler confirmed tuesday that he is investigating whether the balloting constituted a violation of the Law which forbids Public officials from taking official action outside of Public meetings. The act in question was a vote by the councilmen on whether they wanted to hear a grievance by City Engineer ted Yeats under the City a personnel rules or reject the complaint. The vote was cast by each individual Council member on a paper ballot distributed by City clerk Steve Albee. Councilmen indicated their opinion by checking a Box saying a a yes or a a not to whether the grievance should be heard. Inside today the ballot ii councilman a of a Public he Wheeler Yaj town for the he was not i problem Butl asked by a Quot legality of to Long City attorney assigned to 1 hot a on the matter the Albee exp a attorneys to to a just to be old indicated tha improper the vote again in or of Sion i he utes Bridge scene a. 28 in classified. 30-31 i crossword .20 l editorial. 4 l entertainment .8-9 1 fishing. .21 z Flea markets .42-43 a Hospital. .41 f t letters. 4 1 obituaries. 3-15-16-18 a real estate. 31 thru 36 to society. 6-7-8 Ujj sports. .10-11 tides. 2 there Are no bumps in repaving plans rhe specifications for a 5,000 repaving project in Nice have been changed to be sure the City does not get same kind of bumpy Job the Rida department of transport on foot got when it had . 41 bypass repaved this Imer. A Ity Engineer ted Yeatts said lad originally used the of Dot a i fictions when working up project for bids. But when he d an editorial in the Sun coast weather High Tow rain kept. 15 90 73 03 kept. 16 90 75 .00 kept. 17 90 73 77 kept. 18 91 73 23 kept. 19 90 72 1.02 kept. 20 87 73 to kept. 21 88 75 -00 lain for the week lain for the month lain for the year temperatures and rainfall Ore added at 8 a m Datil on the is shown for the preceding hour period gondolier suggesting that the foot specs be changed because of the bumpy repaving Job that was done on the bypass he decided he would change his plans. Yeatts said he was surprised the state regulations did not specify that the Road must ride smoothly when the Job is Complete so he added such a clause in preparing his resurfacing specifications. The Engineer explained that any roads which will be repaved in the Venice area under this project a will provide a smooth ride. As per the opinion of the City \ eatts said the clause was put in Quot As a result of this Job on 41.�?� Many area residents have complained that the resurfacing of the bypass resulted in a Road that was much rougher than the original Road. But when foot officials were called in to Check the surface they found that the irregularities were within state specifications. The change in the specifications is not Likely to deter any of the prospective bidders from opting to do the Job he said but a it will give us better control of the Quality of the finished a we want first class work Quot Yeatts explained a but we want continued on Page 3 most of surprised the being quest Harry Case that the Eli nothing wrong a we were personnel pro it is i Don t see a the person be j the Council to Coll end the Felicia Dation which sick and injun the area for m the Venice Ai oct. 1. George and founders of animal Rescue tuesday the Down their o and moving to it where they w on educational mrs. Collett been under some time by sooner than a of health probe she explain her to take it a the Collet placing some resident Patie throughout the pelicans which be turned of it game and i commission so As an Active in five pairs last Spring for produced Sev none lived. The Venice society has h .2.05. 6.39 40.68 j police Hall of Fame celebrates its 171 by sunny Sullivan Sun coast gondolier staff writer consider being offered a sum of $800 a month to be shot at knifed or otherwise threatened on a daily basis. Policemen accept the offer and the Deal every month. When they Cash their paycheck they accept the possibility and this month Marks the 17 year anniversary of the Only place in the United states honouring men who accept deadly offers. The National police museum and Hall of Fame located South of Sarasota and East of Venice and Englewood is a collection of the names the devices and the eerie history of the men who accepted the Challenge and lost their lives. Pictures of wounded police Are exhibited. So Are weapons and an electric chair. Spinkelink fans will like this an actual 16 it. High Wood Guillotine and overseeing France Gerr All of this is a cartoon drawing of Nigeria. Dick Tracy. Also display displays stand in mute Salute from the uni to cops who performed and died. Service on to but Only the men who died in Are counterfeit action in the United states Are recognize the i accorded a place in the Hall of for those c Fame the rest of the worlds there is an act crime pre ventors Are represent scene and visit ted Only by their uniforms to try and solv folded in stacks Are police the scene an jackets from England Turkey body a after in

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