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Tuesday, June 3, 1980
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2A The Pensacola News Tuesday, June 3, 1980 Good Evening Continued From 1A to see nominated actors . . . "The Rose" and "All That Jazz" are currently playing at the theatre . . . Although Bette Midler and Fredrick Forrest didn't win Oscars for their roles in "The Rose" they were super . . . "ATJ," starring Roy Scheider, was nominated for nine Academy Awards and took several in the specialized fields. TOLD YOU SO: TK tipped several months ago that Republican Warren Briggs was going to try again for Congress . . . The former state representative, ex-mayor and community hard-charger announced this week he would run against freshman congressman Earl Hutto of Panama City. Briggs, who is a U.S. Military Academy graduate, is maping out his campaign plans with supporters and is ready and rarin' to go again. FLAG DAY: June 14 is Flag Day and City of Pensacola Recreation Department is making plans for a fun-filled family day at Bayview Park . . . There will be canoe races, new games, tug-o-war, egg races, bubble gum blowing, sack races, pie eating and all-day-long volleyball will be played. Civic groups will see candy and corn dogs, barbeque and ice cream, popcorn and apple pie, homemade sweets and cold drinks go down. TK will keep you posted on the Flag Day in the Park celebration. WORK TIME: Florida lawmakers have been in session 55 days, but the last few days are the real work time . . . Look for multi bills to pass this final week . . . This has been a dishwater dull session and little action has taken place in the new skyscraper capitol in Tallahassee. MEDIC FOR THE DAY: Dr. William Hixon is going to be Doctor of the Day this week at the Senate ... His son-in-law is State Sen. George Stuart of Orlando and the local cardiologist was asked last year to be the medic of the day . . . Betty Hixon Stuart didn't spend as much time in Tallahassee as she did the first year her husband served The Stuarts have bought a large, new (but old) house in Orlando and she had to do some overseeing, but she'll be in the chamber to see her father recognized. TOP DEGREE: Lexie Wiggins Jr., son of Mrs. Ernestine Wiggins, received his doctorate in history from the University of Alabama . . . The educator works at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga. MARK RUSSELL SAYS: After learning that Anita Bryant was getting a divorce, I . wouldn't be surprised if the Statue of Liberty joined the Socialist Workers Party . . . What a shock ... Is there nothing left to depend upon? It's like Mt. Rushmore going condo. This is the worst blow to the institution of marriage since Princess Margaret was seen doing the mashed potatoe at Studio 54 with Alice Cooper. CANDLES AND CAKES: Judge Grover Robinson Jr. has birthday celebrated . . . Today United Way director Bob Goulet . . . Baptist Hospital lab manager Phil Wiechman . . . Florida First National Bank staffers Beth Sands, Shirley Berry and Tennie Elliott have candles on their cakes. WEDDING MARCH: Retired exec Pete Olcott and his wife are anniversary celebrating today ... Dr. Charles Kahn and his wife, Bette, who's president of Temple Beth' El . . . Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Miller . . . Gulf Breeze real estate and insurance company president and big man in the Democratic Party John Broxson and his wife, Chris, will recall the middle aisle march this week. 65 Olympians To Participate By CINDY WEST News Staff Writer Two buses full of excited champions will depart Town and Country Plaza at 8 a.m. Thursday. June 12. The bus journey may not sound unusual to most people but it will be unusual in that the occupants are 65 participants in the Escambia County Summer Special Olympics. The hopeful athletes, aged 10 and older, will be on their way to Tampa where the State Summer Special Olympic competition will be held Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14. Nineteen chaperones will make the trip with the competitors, with John Parnham, executive director of the county Special Olympics, at the head of the group. Busch Gardens in Tampa has donated tickets to all participants in the games and these will be used Friday morning prior to the opening ceremonies. The first day of competition will conclude with a dance Friday evening. Saturday will be the final day of competition and the games will close in Tampa stadium late Saturday. Parnham said about 3,000 Special Olympic athletes are expected to participate in the state games. Random selection decided which athletes will make the journey to Tampa from Escambia County. About 40,000 spectators are expected to attend the games, Parnham said. Athletes will compete in such events as swimming, 50-meter dash, softball throw, standing long jump, and wheelchair races. Escambia County Special Olympics, which operates through donations, is footing the cost of the trip, Parnham said. This means the participants won't have to pay anything to compete. Pensacola ' Portly cloudy ond worm through tomorrow with southeasterly winds 6 to 12 mph and afternoon seabreezes. High near to with a low tonight near 70. i , , - i : ' ' ; Extended (Wednesday through Friday) -Little chonge in weather. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s. Weather limiting Apolochieola lo Biloxi winds be-- coming variable J to 10 knots by tonight. Seas are near 2 feet. T ropical Oulhmk Tropical storm development not expected through tomorrow. Audxinut Partly cloudy with scattered thun-dershowers through tomorrow. Highs from 88 to 93 ond lows from 68 to 71. Agriculture Drying conditions ore near excellent with 80 percent or more sunshine ond 40 to 45 percent humidities. Light to moderate dew expected to wet vegetation 6 to 8 hours. No rainfall expected. hxul Data Hl9h Monday .., . . . . . . ; Low Monday . 67 Rainfall at airport. 24 hour period ending of 7 a.m. . . none Total roinfall through June last year . . 33.00 Total rainfall to date this year ....... 29.95 Total rainfall in June last year 0 84 Total rainfall In June this year '. '. ... 0.00 Sea level barometer at 6o.m. Tuesday 30.05 Sea level barometer ot 6 p.m. Monday 30.03 TIDES PREDICTIONS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Coast and Geodetic Survey Sun ond Tides Wednesday, June 4, 1980. Sunrise 5:47 a.m. Sunset 7:48 p.m. Moonrise 12:29 a.m. Moon-sel 11:47 a m. Low tide 1:18 a.m. High tide 2:51 p.m. Florida Cities Apolachicola 83 65 CresMew 89 60 Oovtono Beach 85 65 Gainesville 88 64 Jacksonville 88 64 Key West 88 76 Miami 85 77 Miami Beach 81 76 Orlando 88 67 Pensacola 86 65 Tallahassee 90 63 Tampa 88 77 EE3 cnna NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Showers are expected for the Midwest and western Plains. Cooler weather is forecast for the Pacific coast. Hill IAST NEW fWST Q(504) Jun 28 Jun 6 Jun 12 Jun 20 Rirer Stage River stages at 7 a.m. today: Pasca90ulo River at Merrill, Miss. 11.2 ft. (Flood stoge 22 It.). Alaboma River at Claiborne. Ala. 22.5 It. (Flood stoge 40 II.). Apolachicola River at Blountslown 9.6 tl. (Flood sloge 15 It ). Forecasted 10.5 ond 10.0 ft. Apolachicola River ot Chattahoochee 47.9 ft. (Flood sloge 64.4 ft.) Forecasted 47.0 ond 47.0 ft. cTfiecPEasacolacNew v Member of The Associated Press Published evenings except Saturday and Sunday by The Pensacola News-Journal Co., Inc., One News Journal Plaza, P.O. Box 12710, Pensacola, Fla., 32574. Publication No. 427040. Clifford W. Bamhart, Publisher J. Earle Bowden, Editor Kent W. Cockson, Executive Editor Gay S. Duncan, Managing Editor Chris E. Jensen, Advertising Manager Edward C. Schmidt, Circulation Director Robert Christopher, Controller Ear! Bowman, Community Affairs Director Willie E. Small, Personnel Director E. L Burleson, Production Manager Telephones: Pensocolo, news and advertising. 433-0041; direct circulation, 432-7681; direct classified, 432-9811; Milton, 623-0162, from Pensacola, 994-5423; Crestview, 682-4533; Fort Walton Beach, 243-7686; Foley, Ala., 943-8147. Circulation Rates: Doily. S.20 per copy; Sunday, $.50 per copy. Carrier Delivery: Journal, News and Sundov.$2.25o week; Journal and Sunday St. 50 a week; Journal without Sunday $1.00 0 week; News, Saturday and Sunday Journal, $1 50 a week; News ond Soturdoy Journal without Sundoy, $1 00 o week. News. Monday thru Friday and Sunday Journal. J1.25 a week; News, Monday thru Friday, $.75 a week Mail Subscriptions (Zones 1 ond 2); Journal, News ond Sunday, $155.00 a year; $77.50 six months; $38 75 three months; $12.95 one month; Journal with Sundoy $114.00 a year; $57.00 six months; $28.50 three months; $9.50 a month Journal without Sunday, $78.00 a year; $39.00 six months; $19.50 three months; $6.50 one month. News with Sundoy. $101.00 o year; $50.50 six months; $25.25 three months; $8.45 one month. News without Sunday, $65.00 a year; $32.50 six months; $16.25 three months; $5.45 one month; Sundoy only, $36.00 a year; $18.00 six months; $9.00 three months; $3.00 one month; Other rone rotes ovailoble upon request. Paper Sales Supported By EVE BAILEY News Staff Writer Representatives from the Hadji Shrine Temple gathered at the Sheraton Inn in Pensacola this morning to solicit support for the 11th Annual. Shriner's Paper Sale on June 28. The paper sale is a nationwide fund drive by the Shriners for funds to sponsor crippled and burned children at the 21 burn center hospitals around the nation which are sponsored by the Shriners. The Shriners will take to the streets of Pensacola to solicit donations in return for the papers which tell the story of their effort. L.C. Richardson, potentate of the Hadji Temple, told newsmen, "Our goal this year is to raise $110,000." Richardson expects the money to be raised in the Shriners' district served by the Hadji Temple, which includes the 12 counties in Northwest Florida. The total budget for the 18 crippled chilren's hospitals and three burn centers will come to $53,000,000. Shrine districts from all over the nation will contribute to the budget with money raised through the paper sales. Richardson said the Shriners have two different approaches to the paper sale this year. "We are trying to get the newsletter people from the industries involved and we are also trying to recruit crippled and burned children," he said. Larry Diamond, a member of the Shriners' crip-pied children committee, introduced the Shriners" special guest, 10-year-old Alan Price. "Alan here has cerebral palsy," Diamond explained, "He came to us when he was seven and now he can walk on crutches. He is in the fourth grade and goes to Myrtle Grove Elementary. Without help he probably wouldn't be able to go to a public school or lead a normal life. His mom even told me his teacher told her he will go on to the fifth grade," Diamond said proudly. He said the Hadji Temple's goal of $110,000 is important to the overall objective because, "We have treated nearly 216,00 children in our hospitals to date. Firm Pays Deer-ly KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Checker Motors Corp.'s 930 union employees have won Nov. 13 as a paid holiday. The new holiday was approved when the employees of the tiny automaker approved a new contract over the weekend. They will get a 30-cent hourly raise the First year and a 24-cent increase the next two years. And the money will help some of them buy ammo. Nov. 15 is the opening day of Michigan's deer season. V Nimitz .,. .'N'u v";'' f"v - A (Continued From IA Helicopter carrying pilots' bodies leaves the crash site (AP Laserphoto) Dead Pilots Identified in Crash Navy officials today released the names of two pilots killed Monday afternoon when their T-34B crashed and burned near an airport at Fairhope, Ala. The dead are listed as Lt. Cmd. David Warren Kanning, 41, 1012 Coronado Dr., Gulf Breeze, and 25-year-old Lt. Joseph Alexander McDermott Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. An investigation is underway into the cause of the crash which occured at about 3:30 p.m. Monday as the plane was in a low turn just outside the Fairhope Municipal Airport, said Navy spokesman Paul Jayson. Challenge- Jayson said Kanning, the senior pilot aboard the craft, was instructing McDermott, who was here on two weeks temporary training duty. The craft was practicing "touch and go" landings at the time of the accident, Jayson said. Witnesses say the plane suddenly plunged to a field and crashed and burned. The T-34B generally is used by Navy recruiters touring to college campuses across the nation. Kanning is survived by his wife, Diane, and two children, Jayson said. McDermott leaves a wife and one child, he added. Continued From 1A 9 oped "a single concept that will allow us to cure one cancer, and with modification, cure another, and so on." He adds that while he talks in terms of a cure, he is really talking about an approach, one that would zero in on stopping a disease sequence that "sometimes takes 40 years to produce clinical symptoms." Moire, who with colleagues has developed a cancer-detection test that is undergoing clinical evaluation, feels that detecting cancer before clinical symptoms is vital. "Once it's started," says the scientist, "cancer usually gets progressively worse. So the earlier it's detected, the better the chance of stopping it." Since the disease is progressive and develops slowly, says Morre, "with existing technology it would be very possible to find a way to interrupt this cascade of events and stop the development of cancer." A physician who is working on an implantable instrument to remedy faulty heart action believes development of improved diagnostic methods and implantable devices should cut into the death toll of the nation's No. 1 killer disease. Dr. Willis Tacker of Purdue's Biomedical Engineering Center is part of a team trying to perfect an implantable defibrillator that would automatically correct ventricular fibrillation, a radically abnormal heart beat usually causing death if not corrected within minutes. Although he feels a change in lifestyle would dramatically improve the public's chances of avoiding heart disease, Tacker believes that "the trend in this country is going to be toward more sophisticated devices for detection and treatment." In regard to detection, he says it's possible to detect most kinds of heart disease today but the detection methods "are often somewhat dangerous themselves. "Therefore, there is emphasis on development of noninvasive, nonharmful detection methods such as ultrasound, which allows diagnosis of a heart's malfunction without inserting anything into the body." He says the center's staff is working to perfect ultrasound and other such no-risk diagnostic methods involving heart conditions. . Dr. Stephen Ash, a physician who heads a Purdue team trying to develop a portable artificial kidney, says the picture is brightening for kidney disease victims. In the last two decades, he says, kidney disease has moved from third to fourth place as a cause of death from disease. "Looking ahead, there is a consensus that better control of hypertension and diabetes alone would bring an even lower death rate," he says. He believes a portable artificial kidney such as the one he and associates in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies are working on would relieve 20 to 30 percent of the 40,000 persons now on dialysis from having to undergo the treatment at medical centers. Geneticist Daniel Hartl, a biology professor who has written a book on human genetics, believes the emergence of recombinant-DNA technology holds the key to eradicating or coping with many inherited diseases. He says it is "going to revolutionize the technology dealing with hemophelia. The clotting factor ... the growth hormone . . . insulin made from human bacteria . . . these things will all be readily available because of recombinant-DNA research." He adds that the situation regarding cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia has improved steadily and "there is no reason to believe it will stop." While therapy generally refers to treatment after a disease is present, notes pharmacy Prof. Roger Maickel, "there's another aspect of it: prophylaxis . . . the means to prevent disease." Concerning communicable diseases Maickel, head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, sees medical science going more in the direction of vaccines or drugs taken before exposure to the disease. "This," he remarks, "is what we need to look at in the future, for a number of reasons. For one thing, it prevents people exposed to a disease from catching it. But also, reducing the number of those who might conceivably be transmitters markedly reduces the likelihood of others catching the disease." Next Man's struggle to avoid mass starvation. Cuban Refugee Better By EVE BAILEY News Stall Writer The condition of a 48-year-old Cuban refugee who has been hospitalized at West Florida Hospital for kidney failure since May 8 has taken a turn for the better. Cynthia Ayers, house supervisor at West Florida Hospital, said Hildelsia Alfonzo is still in critical condition at the dialysis center at the hospital. "She's been on the dialysis for the last two days and she will be on it today," Ayers said. She said that while Alfonzo is still very ill,"She is coming around a little and she is responding to us more. We feel real positive about her." Ayers said Alfonzo's daughter and son-in-law remain at the hospital 24 hours a day. She also said the hospital is providing meal tickets for the relatives of the critically ill woman. "We have had an interpreter here to help out The daughter refuses to leave her mother's side," said Ayers. "We had Tent City at Eglin Air force Base call us and they said they are going to try to bring her husband over here too. He is not authorized to leave the camp so he will need a physician's orders before he can come," she said. But they were very polite. They had a job to do, to watch us. They would make their two passes and head home." Nimitz has a 24-hour radio station and three television channels. One for training, one for entertainment and one for flight operations. "The movies have no advertisements except for recruiting pitches. We even had commercials for the Army 'Go to Europe, drive a tank.' Big deal." The long sea duty gave time for rampant speculation on the mission of the large helicopters ultimately lost in Iran. On the day the choppers left, the crew jammed the superstructure to watch. "We didn't know why we were going (to the Persian Gulf)." he said. "Now we know. We were just going to do a job the government said was necessary. We did not know until the President announced the mission had failed. We suspected it, but we didn't know." One helicopter returned, the pilot confused by a sandstorm. He was whisked from the ship immediately. Supplying a city of 5,000 while it sails around, 2,800 miles from the nearest base, is a massive problem. Lettuce doesn't last too long but there was plenty of cabbage and fresh fruits and vegetables. "I didnt like the tomatoes," Mantle said. "They were pink on the outside and white inside. Probably came from Malaysia." There was plenty of meat and fresh baked bread and pastry, mainly doughnuts. There was even a fast food outlet, dubbed "MacNimitz." Out on "Gonzo Station," so named by the crew of some other ship and inherited by Nimitz, the seas were calm, the sky blue, the winds gentle and it did not rain in 106 days. Not once. "We had some rain off the coast of Africa coming and going," Mantle said. In his opinion, the crew on Nimitz underwent a transformation of the spirit while on board. What had been a crew became a close-knit unit. "What developed is people started paying attention to each other. When shore leave is 10 days away, you don't worry about talking to the man next to you. People who never cared about other people started talking. This is unique, in my view. 'There is a pool of civilians on shore who fix things we normally can't handle. But when you're out at sea that long, you can't depend on the civilian techs. Instead of saying, 'I can't fix it,' the sailor had to really dig into the books." Mantle said there were problems of discipline and criminality such as assaults and theft, but he said even with the added pressure of being at sea a record time, the problem was less than that of a city of 5,000. In the "gee whiz" category, Mantle said in the first 100 days on station Nimitz recorded: 11,668 flight hours; arrival of 135,000 pounds of mail; the use of 20 tons of paper in the print shop; printing of 100,000 photographs from negatives; graduation of 202 persons with high school equivalency degrees; and operation with eight of the Navy's 12 aircraft carriers. "We have a saying on Nimitz: 'Nimitz sets standards, not records.' We are the benchmark of carrier aviation," Mantle said. Mechanics Continued From 1A i) said the question is still the integrity of the individual garage owner. "I don't think the law is necessary," he said this morning. "If you do the right kind of work, you won't put something on a car that is not necessary." But Better Business Council figures indicate that complaints about the quality and price of auto service are the number one consumer complaint statewide. In Pensacola last month the Better Business Council received 46 complaints about local garages. Thornton said the number of complaints is "about average for a month." "A lot of people are not aware of the present law and garages take advantage of them," she said. "You have a lot of cases where a mechanic will tell the customer he can't give an estimate until he goes into the engine. By then it's too late." James Benson, owner of Benson's Auto Service, said the law will protect consumers from "crooked shops." "And unfortunately there are crooked shops," he said. The only expense the law will add to his cost is conversion from legal pads to formal estimate sheets, Benson said. "As far as I'm concerned this protects the good shops," he said. "This business is based -on good customer relations. The customer should have the right to an estimate." Gregory Indicted MOBILE (AP) Former Alabama, banker Ed Gregory, his wife, and several Gregory associates were indicted Tuesday on charges of conspiracy, misapplication of bank funds and making false statements. A similar indictment against Gregory, his wife, Vonna Jo, both of Pensacola; Mobile businessman Mark Lyons III; G.W. Atkinson and Robert T. Spurlock Jr., was dismissed last week. Those indicted are charged with misapplying bank funds by making loans to Gregory business interests. "

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