Tallahassee Democrat from Tallahassee, Florida on September 8, 1985 · Page 31
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Tallahassee DemocratSun., Sept. 8, 19851 1C Gouple starts company after search for children's books By Ike Flores Associated Press I MOUNT DORA - Martin doner's story is akin to that of the classic inventor: He had a need for something and went about fulfilling it. ; Because he personally wanted information to help teach his child about abuse, abduction and safety, Foner ended up establishing a national clearinghouse of educational materials for and about children. ; Social workers, educators and health-care officials using it say there is no comparable service devoted strictly to those subjects. ' The educational distribution company, called KidsRights, came about by accident. When Martin and Judith Fbner's 4-year-old boy began going out into the world on his own, to the corner on his bike, for instance, they decided to teach him a little about dealing with strangers. The Foners searched for books and other materials that would be helpful in educating themselves and their child about his relations with adults. New lead fizzles on 11 -year case of missing teen Associated Press : MIAMI - One of the city's most-baffling missing-persons cases hit another dead end in Texas last week, but the parents of the teen-ager who vanished more than a decade ago say the news isn't too upsetting. ; A detective and a .Miami dentist, hoping to find Amy Billig, who has been missing since March 5, 1974, flew to Vernon, Texas, on Friday to examine an exhumed body of a young woman. They determined through dental records, however, that it wasn't Amy Billig's body. Susan and Ned Billig greeted the news with relief. After being missing for 11 years, their daughter still might be alive, Mrs. Billig said. "I'll never stop" searching, she added. ! The Billigs say they believe their daughter, who was 17 at the time of her disappearance, was abducted by a motorcycle gang that rumbled through Miami. Amy Billig was last seen walking down a Coconut Grove street on the way to her father's art gallery. Over the years, the Billigs say they have received dozens of unconfirmed sightings and reports that their daughter had been beaten, raped and drugged and no longer knew her own name. ; Two months ago, a man identified as Alex Courvier, 33, told police in Pennsylvania that he had seen a poster of Amy Billig by a missing-childrens' organization, arid that the girl died in Texas. I He told police the name she used at the time was not Amy, but Terri Ann Warner. ; Texas police confirmed that a Terri Ann Warner had died in Vernon, Texas, of natural causes four months after Amy Billig vanished. They said the body never was claimed. '. Warner, according to police, resembled Amy Billig. They both were slim and had dark hair and dark eyes. The Billigs, with the help of Florida Gov. Bob Graham, had convinced Texas officials to exhume the grave. They were quickly disappointed. "We couldn't find much at all. Oh, we would find a book here and there, but nothing substantial that really explored the different topics that we had in mind," says Foner, 33. "This didn't seem right to us." So he and his wife set out to do something about it. As a small-town independent publisher, he discovered how to get the materials professionally that he couldn't get personally. And he was surprised by his discovery. "We were amazed at the amount of material available," he says. They found numerous books, films, audio-video tapes, pamphlets, kits and other educational information on child abuse, abduction, molestation, rape, suicide, in- 7:30 CINEMA 'N' PRAFTHOUSE 9:45 1 EUROPEAN VACATION pg- i 3 The Three Stooges7:10 9:25 j - - -i - - - Lunch Monday -Saturday 11:00-2:30 Dinner I Friday & Saturday Nights ; Beginning Sept. 20-21 ffestryShcp Monday-Friday 10:30-5:30 Saturday 10:00-4:00 115 North Adams Street 222-0936 OoMd iar vacabon August 18-Septe(nber 10 cest and other subjects dealing with children. "They were available from many sources, but the average person wouldn't know how to get them," says Foner. "A lot of the good materials were from small publishers, non-profit organizations and groups like that. They have no budgets for advertising or marketing." He saw the enormous need, found an enormous quantity of material that was available and put the two together. The result was the Mount Dora repository. Foner describes his company as a "comprehensive clearinghouse distributors of materials about childrens' moral and legal rights." It was set up early this year in one room in Mount Dora, northwest of Orlando. The Foners put out a catalog featuring about 140 different materials. Later supplements raised the offerings to 250. The public reception has been so great that they have now put out a catalog with 600 titles and plan to move into larger quarters and hire a half dozen employees. "We're getting about 25 new materials a week now and may have a total of about 1,000 by the end of the year," says Foner. In addition to professional materials, there is information of all types for children themselves: preschoolers all the way through the teen-age years. Some of the titles, such as "Speak Up, Say No!" teach children how to avoid sexual abuse. Others, such as "For Pete's Sake, Tell!" shows kids 8 to 12 how easily they can be tricked or maneuvered by adults. 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