The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on December 3, 1999 · 13
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Friday, December 3, 1999 'J TAMPA, FLORIDA A MEDIA GENERAL NEWSPAPER DAVID KADLUBOVVSKITribune photo Debra Bolves expresses her view at the convention center. More than 700 people packed the main ballroom, and 1,300 were In another room. 7 rr n n TAMPA - The battle over an adult entertainment ordinance draws an estimated 2,000 people to the convention center. By GARY SPROTT of The Tampa Tribune Unmoved by another avalanche of opposition from the adult entertainment industry, the Tampa City Council voted unanimously early today to ban lap dancing. "I am not afraid of being unpopular with this vote," Councilwoman linda Saul-Sena said, adding that she was not "pandering to the religious community." But Saul-Sena said the police needed the ordinance as a tool to combat crime, and her colleagues agreed. Shortly before 2 a.m. today, the council voted 6-0, with Councilwoman Mary Alvarez absent, to re quire adult entertainers to stay at least six feet away from each other and their customers. After Saul-Sena's comments, some lap dancing supporters shouted "Heil Hitler!" and stormed out of the Tampa Convention Center before the vote. The decision came after an impassioned speech from Mons Venus owner Joe Redner, who said the city would put his dancers out of work when they weren't breaking any laws. "This ordinance stinks," Redner told the council. "Why don't you smell it?" MfrilS PUMP BOB CROSLINTrlbune photo Kathy Hochholzer, left, and Betty Lamb, flanking dancer Chanda, wear masks and gloves to poke fun at charges lap dancing spreads disease. ii.m3tJ L- S Jul )L2 ut O kJ mi vJ w 4 The debate had reached marathon length, stretching into early today as scores of dancers, customers and club owners defended their livelihoods and leisure activities. The meeting started at 1 p.m. Thursday, and people were testifying well past midnight The proposed city ordinance will end lap dances and other sexual contact real or simulated. It will not prohibit nude dancing. Opponents of the law again made up the majority of the crowd, as they did at a hearing Nov. 18. But supporters were more vocal and visible this time. City staffers told the council that Tampa would join the majority of neighboring municipalities and counties in banning such activity. 'Tampa has, in effect, by not having one of these ordinances, become the red-light district for the state," said Assistant City Attorney Andrea Zelman, pointing to an oversized map that showed the city colored red. "We've been portrayed as being at the forefront of some worldwide puritanical crusade," she said. "Nothing could be further from the truth. We're basically the last piece of the wild frontier to be tamed." Customers, dancers or club managers could spend six months in jail or be fined $1,000 for each vi- See DANCING, Page 4 Mons Venus owner Joe Redner, who has said Mayor Dick Greco wants to take away civil liberties, listens to arguments. The lap dance debate livens up the Tampa Convention Center, which just months ago hosted a Baptist convention. As the hearing dragged on, business remained brisk at Tampa's best-known adult dance clubs on Dale Mabry Highway. I - - 1 If STORIES, THIS SECTION-4 BOB CROSLINTrlbune photos Outside the Tampa Convention Center, from left, Michele Jahn, Nancy Conwell and Mike Jahn encircle Rachel Jahn as they pray that the Tampa City Council passes an ordinance requiring dancers in adult clubs to stay six feet from each other and customers. GOP pack nips at Bush in his first debate By WALTER R. MEARS of The Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. - In his debate debut, Gov. George W. Bush drew fire Thursday night from his pursuers for the Republican presidential nomination, challenged on Social Security, abortion and tax cuts. The front-runner stressed his record as governor of Texas, and said, "I'm auniter, not a divider." Bush also returned criticism at one point, claiming that rival Steve Forbes had once proposed raising the age of eli gibility for Social Security. Strikingly, Bush and his closest challenger, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, treated one another gently even favorably throughout the 90-minute encounter. Asked why Bush had won the backing of numerous GOP senators, McCain said "that's testimony to the attractiveness" of the front-runner. Bush, for his part, said unprompted that McCain was "a good man. I don't know what compelled me to say that about you," he added and the two men shared a laugh on stage. The GOP presidential field Bush, Forbes, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Gary Bauer, McCain and Alan Keyes, stood behind identical podiums in a television studio at WMUR in Manchester, N.H. The Granite State will cast the first ballots of the presidential primary campaign on Feb. 1, and the event marked a quickening of the campaign. Two other debates are set for the next couple of weeks, one in Iowa on Dec. 13 and the other in Arizona on Monday. Under the evening's format, the candi dates were questioned by two reporters. The subjects included Social Security, abortion, foreign policy and a question to Bush about Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his weapons stockpile. He said he would "take out the weapons of mass destruction." The future of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan also came up. Asked whether he would give him a new term as central banker, Forbes said, "I would have a heart-to-heart with him, to see if he See DEBATE, Page 20 FBI looks at Malio's tax break, state says TALLAHASSEE - A new state audit finds a Tampa restaurant still owes unpaid taxes but the state may now be out of luck. By MICHELLE PELLEMANS of The Tampa Tribune The FBI is investigating how a $184,510 tax debt charged against Malio's Steak House in Tampa was turned into a $6,263 tax credit by Cynthia Henderson's state agency, according to Henderson's own inspector general. In a signed letter provided to The Tampa Tribune on Thursday, Reginald Ofuani, Henderson's top investigator in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, said he has "suspended" his investigation into the Malio's matter "pending the completion of a similar case by the FBI." Meanwhile, a new review by state auditors has concluded that most of the tax debt assessed against Malio's was justified and that the agency essentially had no basis to give a tax credit. Despite the new finding that Malio's owes at least $64,992 in unpaid alcoholic drink taxes, the state may now be blocked from collecting the tax money because Hi Cynthia Henderson's agency filed a legal document wiping Malio's tax debt clean. vj T it See MALIO'S, Page 21 Ruskin man faces charge in '89 murder By JOSE PATINO GIRONA of The Tampa Tribune TAMPA - Police used old evidence and new technology to charge a Ruskin man Thursday in the 1989 murder of a River-view convenience store clerk. Franklin Alfred Smith is accused of killing Eileen Carol Mangold, who was robbed on Sept 19, 1989, of less than $100 and then abducted from the Kangaroo Fuel Stop, 7415 U.S. 301. Smith was arrested at his home at 104 Domino Drive S. and charged with first degree murder. A state fingerprint database helped match Smith's prints with the ones lifted from Mangold's car 10 years ago, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. Once they tracked down Smith, he voluntarily submitted a blood sample and DNA testing matched him to semen found on Mangold's clothing, authorities said. "I am in shock," said Mangold's daughter, Laurie Calderone of Indianapolis, after See ARREST, Page 18 f "i" yn!w'.' i 1 - ' f : - ; . i f ' Y "V i .1.,; 4. X he,' ' ft; M" f , i A - -: ; j S Relatives had doubts an arrest would ever be made In the death of Eileen Mangold. Police say Franklin Smith, 53, was Identified through fingerprint and DNA tests. oo Dk 7 84 of The Tampa Tribune Is printed on recycled paper. bit warmer Partly sunny and warmer. High in the mid-70s. Low in the mid-40s. FLORIDA METRO-12 Author of 'Kidnapped' On this date in 1894: Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson dies in Samoa. He is best remembered for his adventure novels, among them "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped." On Tampa Bay Online: Connect with the best Bay area movies with reviews, addresses, maps and directions at THE TAMPA TRIBUNE 202 S. Parker St., Tampa a 33606 2395 To reach us: In Hillsborough County, call (813) 259-7711; outside Hillsborough County, call 1800-282-5588. 105th Year, No. 289 Copyright 1999, The Tribune Co. AbbyAnn, BayLife-7 Bridge, BayLife-2 Classified, Classified-1 Comics, BayLife-7, 8 Deaths, Florida Metro-11 Editorials, This section-22 Lottery, Rorida Metro-2 Movie times, Friday Extra-10 Puzzles, Classified, BayLife-7 Stocks, Business & Finance-2 Television, BayLife-4 k f m 0 fis wb

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