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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - September 29, 1977, Venice, FloridaSun coast gondolier / 1 one step at a time a Chris Henne left and Midge Camirand carefully weave the net which will soon be used As a safety net for a Ringling Bros and Barnum amp Bailey circus act. Photo by Tony Briggs edition planned by Public drinking Law May be scrapped big net is set for circus take nearly three Miles of rope two or three hard working women and some expertise and a what do you end up with depending on who you Are you May end up with a tangled mess. But when Gene Vercheski takes those materials he creates an item which is essential to those circus performers who must ply their Trade High above the Arena floor a a safety net. Vercheski owner of g amp g metals in South Venice and a Long time supplier of props and equipment for circuses and shows throughout the United states is currently in the process of making the biggest net he has Ever produced. When completed the net will measure 20 by 55 feet and will consist of More than 16,000 feet of rope. The net is being made for Ringling Bros and Barnum amp Bailey circus but Vercheski said he could not disclose what its use will be at this time. He would Only say that it will be used in the new show which will be put together when the circus returns to Venice in december. The net is similar in design to those used in flying acts but is considerably larger. Vercheski explained that the design is unique because the net continued on Page 3 inside today Bridge scene p. 22 a churches.28-29 i classified.32 m entertainment.6-7 fishing of. 25-26 l Flea Market ads. 42-43 i horoscope.39 i letters. 4 obituaries.3-21 real estate 33 thru 38 i social news.5,8 a a sports .10 if tides.15sun fiesta the schedule for this years venetian Sun fiesta is crammed with amusing activities and exciting events designed to tickle the fancy of area residents of every age and interest. But in order to participate in All the fun people first have to be informed about what a happening. To help spread the word about the festivities planned in the fifth annual fiesta the Sun coast gondolier will publish a 24-Page special edition in the thursday oct. 20, Issue. The informative publication also will be included in the saturday oct. 22, Issue of the Sun coast times. Designed to let area residents know what a going on when and where the special edition will include features on new events scheduled this year As Well As old favourites. Also included in the edition will be a helpful map by Tony Briggs Sun coast gondolier news editor the City a Public drinking Law which forbids Public consumption of alcoholic beverages in Venice May be scrapped in favor of state statutes on the subject. Mayor Harry Case said at tuesdays City Council meeting that the City drinking Law is a unworkable and unwieldy and suggested that it be thrown out and replaced by the state Laws dealing with alcohol consumption. The rest of the Council seemed to be reluctant to go along with cases idea however and opted a new fee Structure for cultural organizations which want to use the Venice Community Center will be studied by the Community Center task Force following a City Council discussion on the matter tuesday. Councilman b. H. A a Berry Walker brought up the subject because of recent requests by the West coast youth symphony orchestra to use the Hall for a free concert this january. The City had agreed to allow detailing the fiesta Parade route and indicating the locations of various major activities. The map will enable celebrants to pick out a prime spot for viewing the colourful pageantry of the Parade and will Aid motorists in planning the Best routes to and from the activity Sites. It will be an essential item during the 10-Day fiesta. Pictures of the pretty participants in the miss Venice pageant to further study the state Law before making a final decision. If the Council should vote to scrap the City Law Public drinking would be allowed for the first time in six years. The Only other major change would be that bars and liquor stores would be forced to close at Midnight rather than 2 . As they do now. The Public drinking Law has been the subject of debate with the Council for the last month because some members feel it is discriminatory and has not been uniformly enforced. The Council also became tired of issuing permits for the con the group to use the Hall for rehearsals but said it would have to pay the Standard $300 fee for a regular performance. Walker said a there be any Point in letting them rehearse if they can to have the the City now allows a waiver of fees Only for charitable organizations and governmental use so the symphony does not qualify. Walker suggested that if the fees cannot be waived for such events a reduced fee schedule be gondolier will be displayed in the special. Edition. Residents with an Eye for Lovely ladies will want to see if they can to second guess the contest judges and pick the Winner before the Competition. The Complete fiesta schedule printed in the special Issue will help participants plan their own schedules. If you or our group is continued on Page 3 sumption of alcohol in Public a a duty it must perform under the current ordinance. Case said the change would Quot relieve the Council of the responsibility of making a decision when consumption takes councilman b. H. A a Berry Walker agreed that the Job of deciding who can and cannot drink in Public was a tedious one but he voiced concern about allowing Public drinking again without controls. Quot i still have misgivings about continued on Page 3 Center worked up so that the new Community Center can be used More often by the groups that want to use it. Councilman Bill Freeman voiced opposition to the Complete waiver of fees except within the rigid guidelines now set Forth. A somewhere along the line there has to be a Point where we say a no a a Freeman said. A i think we Are going to wind up having no fees at continued on Page 3 r i weather High Low Rall sept. 22 89 71 .40 sept. 23 88 72 .04 sept. 24 88 73 .00 sept. 25 90 74 .00 sept. 26 88 74 .51 sept. 27 88 72 .00 sept. 28 88 74 .04 i rain for the week. .99 i rain for the month. 7.381 i rain for year. .41.671 i temperatures and rainfall Are i recorded at 8 a r n daily on the i dates shown for the preceding 1 24-hour period Mem morn new fees proposed formate of Caspersen Beach is debate county negotiates land Swap the Sarasota county commission is considering trading Beach property with the South Venice civic association. At present the South Venice civic association owns two parcels each with 800 feet of frontage on the Gulf of Mexico. The northernmost of the two parcels divides the county owned Caspersen Beach. At tuesday mornings commission meeting Charles m. Drolet president of the South Venice civic association Svca and attorney Bill Korp said their members have approved negotiations with the county to Trade their Northern Beach to the county in return for a Section of the southernmost county owned Caspersen Beach that would adjoin their Southern Beach parcel. This would give each party contiguous ownership of their Beach property. The two Svca beaches currently Are divided by 2,600 feet of county owned Beach. Most of the county owned Caspersen Beach lies North of the northernmost secs Beach and adjoins the City of Venice a Airport Beach at the North Boundary. Atty. Korp told the commission that while their deed contained a restrictive covenant that the Beach could Only go to a Quot municipal government he Learned the original Grant or would consider releasing that covenant so the county could obtain it. Korp suggested appraisals be made and said he realized the so is probably could not expect As much As 800-feet Gulf frontage because the county owned property is deeper due to deposition of spoil on the Caspersen property during dredging of the intr coastal waterway by the West coast Inland navigation District. In response to a question from commissioner John Saba Drolet replied that under no circumstances Are the owners of land in the South Venice subdivision interested in giving up their Beach property to the county but that they have approved the Trade concept for the Benefit of both parties. If this Trade materializes a Drolet said a it will also enable our ferryboat from the Mainland to our South Beach to make a shorted run using a Shorter Board discusses Gate hours a second barricade just South of a proposed Shell parking lot for 120 automobiles is being completed to prevent vehicular traffic from going South on county owned Caspersen Beach. But county commission is holding up for a few weeks decisions pertaining to other rules and regulations for that Beach area. Construction of the first proposed Gate just South of the Venice Airport Beach will be delayed while the commission decides if it wants to limit the hours the Public May enjoy the Beach possibly closing it from 10 . To 6 . Walter Rothenbach director of the county Parks and recreation department on monday night had presented his plan to protect the Beach to the Sarasota county Parks and recreation advisory Board. Rothenbach proposed a Shell parking lot about a Quarter mile South of his proposed first Gate but North of the barricade. He said he had the Money in his budget to do this work. When the question of hours for Beach use came up Board chairman Arne Carlson said he was not sure it was right to bar the Public from their Beach bought at a Cost of $3.5-million, due to vandalism by a few. The Rev. Clifford Mckay a Board member from North port said he believed people would do minor damage to the dunes compared to that by vehicles. Attending the monday night meeting were three representatives of the South county unit of the league of women voters chairman mar Garet Dudley of South Gulf shores area Louise Eldred of South Venice and Robin Soresi of Manas Takey. Mrs. Dudley said the league was pleased with construction of the barricade Gate about a Quarter a mile South of the North Entrance to the Beach but that they Felt a Boardwalk should be constructed along the Westerly Side of the Board to the parking lot so that motorcycles four wheel drive and other vehicles could not turn West Over the dunes and proceed South along the Beach that Way. She said the league urges the county commission to close the Beach from 10 . To 6 . And have uniform closing times for All continued on Page 3 a the Volee of the South county vol. 33, no. 72 a 44 pages second class postage paid at Venice Florida 33595 Telephone 813 488-2246 thursday september 29,1977 published twice weekly a Price 10c age does t Stop oldster from learning to Fly by sunny Sullivan Sun coast gondolier staff writer Duke Schneider decided that being 69 years old was not an obstacle for his Long time but yet to be achieved ambition. A Tricky business learning to Fly Quot Schneider asserted about his newly found Silver lining. After 43 years of sales engineering a dealing with air compressors a Schneider at 69, is now a resident of Venice gardens. And he a been seriously bitten by a High Wing Metal Mosquito a the Cessna 152 aircraft a which infects its pilots with regular flights of fancy. A i just took up flying and in be been taking a lot of lessons in the Cessna 152. The 152 is the air plane of the future a the Engineer commented although he declined any engineers discussion of the a greatest flying machine Over this his teacher Tony Kozak told the Sun coast gondolier that Schneider was one of his better students. A when you be been teaching people for More than 10 yers a Kozak recalled a you get to know How they Are going to Kozak commended his student on his thoroughness and adaptability. A some people get in a plane and think its like that sports car Over there a Kozak said. Pointing to a Blue Dat Sun 260z. A they just get in a he added a punch the accelerator and think it la go. There a a lot More to it than Kozak is teaching Duke Schneider with an in depth program because As Kozak stated a you find people bring their backgrounds to it flying a and Schneider a an Engineer a wants to be More thorough than most according to Kozakos observations of his sex Genaria student. A Duke wants to do More than visual flying a Kozak noted a and studying for his instrument rating will let him Fly in reasonable when asked if Duke Schneider should Fly in bad weather Kozak commented a fall pilots stay on the ground in unreasonable weath continued on Page 3 Duke Schneider talks with Tony Kozak about the next flight

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