The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida on February 7, 1990 · Page 21
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Orlando, Florida
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Wednesday, February 7, 1990
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The Orlando Sentinel, Wednesday, February 7, 1990 B-5 COLD DISNEY TEEN Missing clerk's friends plan search From B-1 From B-1 From B-1 By Lauren Ritchie Lagoon near Playalinda Beach. Each carries a blue or yellow tag on one flipper that will help state and federal biologists learn about turtle migrations and feeding habits. Sea turtles live in the lagoon only as juveniles and then leave for the ocean when they become sexually mature, usually in their 20s. December's rescue was the fourth time since 1977 that turtles suffered from cold-stunning in the Mosquito Lagoon and it was by far the harshest episode. At the other times, only 10 to 20 turtles died, said University of Central Florida biologist Lew Ehr-hart. - Turtles begin to feel the effects .of hypothermia when the water gets about 55 degrees. The water temperature on the day the turtles were recently removed from the lagoon was 43 degrees. The cold weather hits green turtles the hardest because they are a more tropical species, he said. Ten loggerhead turtles also rescued in December were released last month at Sebastian Inlet. "stretches" in height, macabre scenes appear below each portrait. The room is automatically operated by a system of cables and pulleys, so it would be unlikely that employees would have been at fault, said an employee of Disney who asked to remain anonymous. John Dreyer, a Disney spokesman, said he did not know what caused the molding to fall. "All I know is that the ceiling caught. "It got hung up. I don't know how it happened," he said. "A handful" of wood pieces "no heavier than the molding in your house" fell, Dreyer said. Two Disney employees promptly stopped the ride and evacuated all of the visitors, Dreyer said. He said the ride was closed for the remainder of Tuesday and was expected to reopen today. Lauren Ritchie of the Sentinel staff contributed to this report. had opened. Robert apparently had closed them. She sobbed as she remembered how Robert had asked her to cook chicken on the grill Monday. Her stepson had been in a good mood, she said. He wanted to sleep in the room because he would be up late doing his homework. She said her stepson often helped her around the house and was kind to an elderly neighbor. The neighbor, Annie Chiles, said Robert regularly tended to her garden and came to talk to her. "He was a friendly little fellow," Chiles said. "I sure hate that something happened to him." Most importantly, Chavez said, Robert always found time to play with his younger siblings. "He loved his brother and sisters," Chavez said, holding 2-year-old Isabel, who she said Robert liked the best because they looked alike. She recalled the last thing Robert said before he locked himself in to study. "He told my little girl, "I'll see you tomorrow, little rascal,' " she said, sobbing quietly. OF THE SENTINEL STAFF Friends of Deborah Poe today will search the woods around the convenience store from which she vanished Sunday, trying to find any scrap of information that might lead police to the missing clerk. "We don't know if she was taken at knifepoint or if she left willingly. We have no good leads," said Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Solomons. "It will be good to have eyes and ears in the area." Searchers will meet at 9 a.m. behind the McDonald's restaurant at Goldenrod Grove Shopping Center at Howell Branch Road and Aloma Avenue. Deputies already have searched the area with helicopters equipped with heat-seeking devices. So far, nothing has been found. Deputies plan to interview residents of The Shoals Apartments. Ex-CIA agent to lecture at Valencia 'Shadow Warrior' author helped supply Nicaraguan rebels By Lance Oliver PF THE SENTINEL STAFF 1 Felix Rodriguez's violent and varied life has taken him from jungle to foxhole to military base in the ' world's bloodiest regions. , He survived his role in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and advised the U.S. Army on intelligence-gathering in Vietnam. He interrogated Che Guevara in the hours before that legendary communist guerrilla was executed in Bolivia, trained helicopter pilots in El Salvador and temporarily helped Oliver North supply arms to the Contras in Nicaragua. ; After all that, speaking to a group at Valencia Community College should be easy. The former CIA agent, whose autobiography Shadow Warrior was published last year, will speak at 6 p.m. Friday in Building 4, at the college's west campus off Kirkman Road. The lecture is free and open to the public. The 48-year-old Cuban exile has spent his adult life fighting communism. "I lost the country of my birth to communism, and so I know freedom must be protected," Rodriguez wrote in his autobiography. Weeks before the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, Rodriguez was among 35 men smuggled into Cuba. Only 15 survived when the CIA-backed invasion failed to overthrow Fidel Castro's government. The Cuban-American National Foundation is paying Rodriguez's expenses and he is not charging a speaker's fee, Valencia spokeswoman Lucy Boudet-Clary said. The lecture is part of the college's new Honors Program for outstanding students. "An important part of our Honors Program is to have interesting people come to the campus," she said. Parents sue drug facility in son's death By Debbie Salamone , OF THE SENTINEL STAFF . ' SANFORD The parents of a 16-year-old boy who hanged himself at a Lake Mary drug treatment center have sued, accusing the center and its medical di- . rector of negligence in the death. . Larry and Helen Kindel say Care Unit of Orlando and Dr. Stephen Becker did not do enough to care ' for their son, Todd, when he was their patient in December 1988. The Seminole County teen used a sheet to hang himself from a shower rod. According to the suit filed in Seminole Circuit Court, Becker and workers at the treatment center 'paid little attention to suicide threats Kindel made to workers. The suit alleges that workers did not take proper precautions to prevent his suicide. . Becker denies any wrongdoing on his or Care Unit's behalf. His attorney, Mark Dresnick of Miami, said Tuesday that Becker in December successfully appealed an investigation by the state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services that found Becker at fault in the case. The doctor is now clear of any allegations of neglecting Kindel, Dresnick said. Because such investigations and their results are confidential, the HRS would not confirm the outcome Tuesday. A separate HRS investigation into the hospital's procedures found that the hospital could have prevented Kindel's death if it had followed its own suicide-prevention policy. That would have required constant supervision of Kindel and regular charting of his mood and behavior. Kindel's parents, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday, want Becker and the hospital to pay for funeral expenses, loss of support and services they may have received from their son and their suffering. They are demanding a jury trial. WCPX-TV 6 AND DON PALLADENO ENTERPRISES PRESENT FEBRUARY 9-1 0-1 1 o 1 1 AM to 5 PM ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION & CIVIC CENTER 9800 INTERNATIONAL DR. ADMISSION $3.00 VACATION TRAVEL PLANNING STARTS HERE . . . PICK YOUR FAVORITE SPORT- IT'S HERE TOO . . . MEET THE TV-6 ON-AIR PERSONALITIES LIVE ENTERTAINMENT THRU-OUT THE DAY WCPX-TV-6 FRIDAY NOON NEWS LIVE OVER 10,000,000 IN RV's & CRUISES HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES SAT. 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Poe's friends and relatives have all said that she never would have left the business unlocked or left without taking her purse and new car. Solomons said the sheriffs office has received "good, sensible information" from the public, but none of the tips have led to Poe. "A lot of people are calling. She apparently had quite a following," he said. W!-1 It "Zfwr cm Jerry Baker, America s Master Gardener 1990 K man Coip DEN CENTER so 89c I Diazinon ffV:--J ; Soil & Turf lQ21 ill Insect Control tiv en r si Diazinon Soil & Turf Insect Control SHE SB l. l war 1 6.97 SUPER C-GRO Sale Price Pkg. Cypress mulch conserves moist- Sale Price Pkg. Super K-Gro Diazinon soil ure and retards weed growth. 20-lb.-net-wt. pkg. and turf insect contro in1 0-lb.-net-wt. size. 2-cu.-ft. Pine Bark Nuggets 1.57 10-lb.-nt-wt. Dursban Grub 'n Insect Control, 6.97 Lis I 7.97.0 1.97 7.88omra5.47t'KE Sale Price. Ortho home pest insect control. 1 gallon. Sale Price. 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