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Tallahassee Democrat from Tallahassee, Florida • Page 26

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October 26, 1996 Tallahassee Democrat FLORIDA OBITUARIES EVERGLADES Dixie CAtE SUGAR HUGH Associated Press Mary Barley, of "Save Our Everglades," and U.S. Sugar's Robert Buker debate the proposed sugar tax Friday. Sugar, -up tax featured at debate The debate outlined the issues in the fight over an Everglades ballot initiative. By Jackie Hallifax THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two leading opponents of Florida's most expensive political battle ever did 1 more than debate the proposed Everglades sugar tax Friday. They also introduced each other to their audience.

Mary Barley, head of the group promoting the tax, called U.S. Sugar Corp. executive Robert Buker corporate welfare recipient." Buker then quoted Mark Twain to describe his feelings about Barley. "The truth is precious use it sparingly," he told about 180 people at Tallahassee's Capital Tiger Bay Club. Barley, an Orlando resident, is leader of Save Our Everglades.

It is proposing the tax on sugar grown south of Lake Okeechobee to raise an estimated $900 million over 25 years for Everglades cleanup. Buker, of Clewiston, is a senior vice president for U.S. Sugar, one of Florida's two big sugar producers, and a top spokesman against the tax, which voters will face Election Day as Amendment Four. Buker told the audience that even if every assertion made by Barley were true "a tough statistical assumption" they should still oppose the tax. "Does that justify putting a tax in the State of Florida Constitution on one group?" he asked.

"Is that what our constitution is? My education tells me the constitution generally a place for things like freedom of speech, freedom of religion, a bicameral legislature and various branches of government. "It shouldn't say 'Thou shalt tax one group or Buker said. Barley said the question boiled down to whether the polluter or taxpayers should pay to clean up the Everglades. "As business people let's talk about cost versus benefit," she said. Federally guaranteed price supports for domestic sugar worth millions of dollars mean the industry can easily afford a 1-cent fee as the price of doing business, Barley argued.

"a "They're not paying their fair share," she said, adding that federal law guaranteed the penny levy would not be passed on to consumers, who already pay more for food because of the price supports. "Here's what it comes down to, ladies and gentlemen: What kind of an Everglades do we want?" Barley said. Buker said great progress is being made in cleaning up the Everglades and pointed to a report last week that indicated farming areas meeting water-quality standards provided in a 1994 state law. By mid-October, the sugar industry has given some $18 million to fight Amendment Four and Save Our Everglades has raised some $10 million, with $8.4 million of it coming from Paul Tudor Jones II, a Wall Street commodities trader who has a home in the Keys. NIKE FSU Shorts NOW 23.99 GARNET GOLD ASK ABOUT OUR DOUBLE DOZEN CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 599-2210 GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS Grief support programs available in Leon.

Wakulla, Franklin Taylor counties. Groups are free and open to the community. BIG BEND HOSPICE, INC. 904-878-5310 OR 1-800-772-5862 LOCAL OBITUARIES William Howard Alexander William Howard Alexander, 71, of Greenville died Wednesday. The service will be at 11 a.m.

Tuesday at Alexander Cemetery in Greenville. A native of Monticello, he was a longtime resident of Greenville and was a farmer. He is survived by two brothers, Vanderbilt Alexander of Jacksonville and John Alexander of Madison; two sisters, Gladys Ross of Hartford, and Jessie Snype of West Hartford, Conn. (Tillman's Funeral Home in Monticello, 997-5553.) Willie Mae Barrington Willie Mae Barrington, 73, of Tallahassee died Wednesday. The service will be at 2 p.m.

Tuesday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Barrington Family will re Barrington ceive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Strong Jones Funeral Home (224-2139). Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will hold a memorial service at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

A native of Havana, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1947. She co-owner of Roberta's Florist, taught in Gadsden County schools for 50 years, was a member of both the National Association of University Women and Sigma Gamma Rho. She was also a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Deaconess and Mother's boards. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Eddie Barrington Jr. of Tallahassee; three sons, Malcom Kennith Barrington and Michael Keith Barrington, both of Tallahassee, and Eddie Lynn Barrington of Atlanta; a daughter, Ruth Yvonne Ash of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Daynon Delnor Carlton Daynon Delnor Carlton, 56, of Live Oak died Thursday. The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Suwannee River Community Hughes James Davis, Dalkon Shield inventor Dr. Hughes James Davis, who developed the Dalkon Shield birthcontrol device that was hailed as a breakthrough but later blamed for 18 deaths, has died of pancreatic cancer at his Chesapeake Bay island home. He was 69.

SYMPATHY FLOWERS A Beautiful Way to Honor A Beautiful Life. ETC. 668-2491 Church in Live Oak, with burial at Live Oak Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Live Oak (904-362-1234).

A native of Chattanooga, he had lived in Live Oak since 1974. He was a maintenance man for Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park and was a member of Suwannee River Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Carlton of Live Oak; two sons, D.J. Carlton and Danny Carlton, both of Live Oak; a daughter, Daynette Ross of Live Oak; and four grandchildren. John W.

Donohue The service for John W. Donohue, 78, of Pinellas Park, who died Oct. 16 in Bay Pines after a brief illness, will be at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Cemetery in Bay Pines. Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Hospice, VA Hospital, Bay Pines, FL.

He lived in Tallahassee from 1970 to 1984, and was the internal auditor for the Department of Labor and Employment Security. Local survivors include a daughter, Denise A. Donohue of Quincy; and two grandchildren, Kristan Donohue and William Broach, both of Quincy. (Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater, 813-562-2070.) Joann James Joann James, 64, of Tallahassee died Thursday. The service will be at 11 a.m.

Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel (893-4177). A native of Detroit, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1959.

She was a professor of French Literature at Florida State University and was a member of Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Herman G. James Jr. of Tallahassee; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr.

H. Gerlach and Edith James III of Tallahassee. Mabel Nelson Martin Mabel Nelson Martin, 80, of Tallahassee died Friday after a long ill- ness. The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel (893-4177), with burial at MeadowWood Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends DEATHS Davis, who holds more than 30 patents for medical instruments, was a professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University in 1968 when he developed the intrauterine device as an alternative to the birth-control pill and its then-troublesome side-effects. The Dalkon Shield was pulled from the U.S. market in 1974 after from noon to service time Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Tallahassee 32308-5428; or the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee 32303. A native of Chipley and former resident of St.

Louis, Little Rock, Macon, Arlington, and Baltimore, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1988. She also lived in Daytona Beach, where she owned and managed Sunrise Beauty Salon. She was a Baptist. She is survived by a son, Bob Martin of Tallahassee; two sisters, Catherine Cramer of St. Petersburg and Ernestine Wilson of Indianapolis, and two grandchildren, Wendy tin and Scott Martin, both of Tallahassee.

Elmer 0. Poitevint Elmer O. Poitevint, 68, of Bainbridge, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church in Bainbridge, with burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Decatur County, Ga.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the family home, 1605 Belcher Lane in Bainbridge. A native of Mitchell County, he was a longtime resident of Bainbridge. He was owner and operator of Poitevint Vending Service of Bainbridge for 15 years, and worked with Pepsi Cola Co. of Bainbridge for five years, until he retired in 1990.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church in Mitchell County. He is survived by his wife, Carole Dixon Poitevint of Bainbridge; two sons, Wayne Poitevint and Johnny Poitevint, both of Bainbridge; a daughter, Amy Poitevint of Bainbridge; two brothers, Clyde Poitevint and James A. Poitevint, both of Bainbridge; two sisters, Janelle Mills and Annette Thomas, both of Bainbridge; and a grandson. (Cox Funeral Home in Bainbridge, 912-246-4411.) Ruby Williams Ruby Williams, 86, of Madison died 1 Thursday in Trenton. The service will be at 2 p.m.

Sunday at T.J. Begss Jr. Sons Funeral Home in Madison (973-2258), with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

its design was blamed for thousands of painful infections, spontaneous abortions, hysterectomies and at least 18 deaths among its 3 million users. In 1989 A.H. Robins Co. of Richmond, the maker of the shield, filed for bankruptcy protection because 200,000 women filed lawsuits. Democrat news services Co-op Advertising can S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Advertising A well planned co-op advertising program can substantially reduce the cost of advertising MARKET and permit you, our advertiser, much more exposure for each dollar spent.

For further information on the Tallahassee Democrat's Co-op Recovery System, call Tracey Vause at 599-2271. classified 599-2210 VISA MasterCard. DICOVER Your Advertising Marketplace information NOTICES Double Inflation commercial Dozen Fighter equipment, Our pets Best per or Value line livestock) per (Get 4 line 12 day (4, free minimum. 7, or days 10 Some with day your restrictions schedule) 12 paid apply. private day ad) party.

(private does not party apply only, to not real including estate, real food estate, products food or products, employment employment, 4 line minimum (prepay) Some restrictions apply Service Guide per line per day 30 day minimum 4 line minimum (prepay) Some restrictions apply. FINANCIAL BUSINESS Garage Sales with ad placement FREE Garage Sale signs, re-run the next weekend FREE same ad if rained out. (prepay) Other restrictions apply ANNOUNCEMENTS MOBILE HOMES OPPORTUNITIES MARINE AVIATION We will handle confidential written replies to your advertisement. Inquire about our Blind Box Service which is only $35 per ad schedule. Advertisements are the property of the Tallahassee Democrat, hereafter referred to as "the paper." Local Commercial Open Rates its advertisers and are subject to contracts between them.

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No adjustment will be considered if not reported by the first day of insertion. EMPLOYMENT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PETS ANIMALS TRANSPORTATION In-Column NEW ADS Wednesday pm Friday Edition Deadline Thursday pm Monday 2010 2630 3800 3900 6550 9001 9963 Tuesday ...........3 pm Previous pm Friday Day Saturday. pm pm Wednesday Tuesday pm Friday Sunday. pm Wednesday HOURS A Friday 1:30 pm Thursday Sunday and Future copy. pm Friday Classified Display Advertising Advertising: 0 Edition Classified Deadline pm In-Column Cancellation Corrections Edition Deadline Monday Thursday FOR FOR PHONE NUMBERS Tuesday Thursday Classified: 599-2210 Monday.

pm Friday Wednesday RENT SALE TTY Line: Tuesday pm Previous Day Friday Hearing Impaired Friday Thursday Monday 599-2397 pm Thursday Food Friday Friday ...1:30 pm Thursday Voice Mail: 599-2146 Sunday and Future copy. pm Friday Tuesday REAL ESTATE FOR RENT REAL ESTATE FOR SALE MERCHANDISE Fax: 599-2347 Wednesday Legal Notices Sunday. Thursday All non-contract advertisements Edition Deadline Sunday Homes Wednesday 3010 3450 4010 4700 7010 7735 must be paid in advance via Sunday Features Monday credit card, check or cash. ......3 pm Thursday Sunday (TV Week) Thursday 11 days prior to publication A native of Lee, she was a time resident of Lee and She was a salesperson with Dress Shop and Madison Dress for a number of years, and member of the Business Club in Madison and First Methodist Church in Madison. She is survived by a son, Williams of Pelham, N.H.; a Edmund Rowe of Talbotton, sister, Myrtice Copeland of City; a grandchild; and two grandchildren.

Willard A. Wooten Willard A. Wooten, 67, of Climax, died Friday of lung cancer. The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church in Decatur County, with burial at Brock Cemetery in Decatur County.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home in Bainbridge (912-246-4411). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 430 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 31717 or the Brock Cemetery Fund Mr. Guster Brinson, 144 Oak Grove Road, Camilla, GA 31730.

A native of Mitchell County, he was a longtime resident of Decatur County. He was a farmer until his retirement, and was a member of the Decatur County Farm Bureau and Hopeful Baptist Church in Hopeful, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Vera Brock Wooten of Climax; a son, Gary Wooten of Climax; two brothers, Watson Wooten of Camilla and Donnie Wooten of Bainbridge, three sisters, Lucille Avery, Willie Mae Thornton and Myra Wooten, all of Bainbridge; and two grandchildren. A Trusted Name Since 1964 FUNERAL HOME Russell Bevis Douglas A. Wilson Funeral Directors (904) 385-2193 2710 N.

Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32303 longMadison. Irene's Shop was a Woman's United Walter brother, a Cross great-.

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