Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 14, 1973 · Page 3
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^^ntroversial Barge Project Still Being Argued Pro And Con Ti,,. ~ Canal Authority was am confidonl the Dioioct will he ALTOOIIIL 'with Htvant and thf uiinnm-t/.f th,. vw. c^..,i,i tiffomf "rorif usctl" bv , .i„ i,. NFWS-flEKAIJ), I'aiianui City, Fla., Friday, HcptcnitMT 11,1973 Page 3A TALLAUAS.SKK (UPI) The Cross Florida Canai A\ilhority pli-atiod for state help to revive the (.'oiitroversial harge i>rojecl killed by President Nixon, but two conservation groups urged Gov. Reubin Askew and the cabinet to help congressional opponents bury it forever. The long-runnlnt; controver.sy emerged during a hearing held by Askew and cabinet representatives to prepare Florida's request for federal funding of waterways projects. Whisky Is Hijacked MIAMI (UPI) - The Dade County Sheriff's Department and the Florida Highway Patrol were looking for two men who hijacked a truck bound for Naples with a wine and whisky cargo valued at $10,000. The truck, driven by Herman Hernandez, was overtaken by the hijackers shortly after it left the warehouse at Southern Wine Spirits Inc. here for Naples early Tuesday, the driver said. The Canal Authority was joined by former Gov. Farris Bryant, the Jacksonville Chaml)er of Commerce and the Florida Ports and Water Resources Association of shippers in asking the state to "pry loose" impounded fedei'al funds for an environmental impact study of the canal project. Bryant, an ardent backer of the canal since .his days as governor, said there had never been a study to determine the environmental effects of building a barge canal across Florida from Jacksonville to Inglis, about 100 miles north of St. Petersburg. If the study is performed, it will show the project is environmentally safe, and the state should then seek federal funds to continue with the canal construction stopped by Nixon, Bryant said. But the Florida Wildlife Federation and the Florida Audubon Society urged Askew and the cabinet to endorse proposed federal legislation to repeal the original authority for construction. The two groups also asked the state to withdraw the funds it ,, , . has provided the Canal Hernandez said the two' Authority to file a federal suit challenging Nixon's authority to stop the canal. Charles Tee of the Audubon Society and Judy Gervin of the Wildlife Federation said the It was the fourth robbery of project would endanger Southern Wine money or Florida's underground water merchandise in less than a resources and the Oilawaha ^ , River. Askew listened to both Once before, thousands of sides and then said there was no dollars worth of cargo were ^^-^^^ i„ discussing the taken m a similar hijacking, controversial arguments for the and two other truck drivers canal because the matter is now Spanish-speaking men forced him at gunpoint into the trunk of another vehicle and later dropped him off unharmed in the city's southwest area. have been robbed of more than $500 in cash each. HOW'S YOUR HEARING? half there r COME IN FOR A FREE HEARING TEST HEARING AID SERVICE 14 City Marina 763-0801 in the hands of the federal court in charge of suits filed by the Canal Authority and conservationists. 'It's in the purview of the court now to make that determination," Askew said. Bryant said Nixon stopped the canal on ecological grounds without benefit of a factual environmental study and later impounded $ 1 5 0,000 appropriated by congress for such a study. "When the facts are all in. I Week-End Special! Polyester-Cotton GOWN and ROBE SETS 7 am confident the project will l« r e (' 0 g n i /. e d a s a n envoronmental .blessing and et.'onomic boom,' Bryant said in a statement, delivered by ['"rank Allcorn, cl;iirman of tlu P 0 r t s a n d 'A' a t c r w a y t Committee of tho Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. "This in turn should insure re-affirmation of p-lorida's long-standing cdmmlttment in Agreeing with Bryant and the Canal Authority were Allcorn, repn.'senting the Jack.sonville Chamber of Commerce, and Bill Owens, executive director of the Shippers Association. Owens said waterways projects such as the cross state canal must regain support and funding or, "We face a decline in our maritime economy." Allcorn said the i.ssue has support of the project," he said in the prepared statement. Bryant, who .said he ht-lped the project along when he was governor, told tlie state officials, "I was convinced of the project's environmental and economic validity before construction began. "It was a good project then, and remains a good project today," he said. become "confused" by emotional rather than factual criticism of the ecological effects of the canal. "Floridians have been bombarded by a mass of emotionally c o n t r i v e d materials on environment, ecology and why things are bad and won't work," Allcorn .said. 'I.ittle is being .said of how it could work," he said, Oklawaha. 'ontencling the result has been "environmental chaos, [Kjlitical disunity and outright disbelief." Giles E'vans, director of the Canal Authority, said the canal and the envir-onment were compatible, and to demonstrate it, he asked the state; to re(|uest $1 million in federal funds for the authority to use in building recreational facilities on Lake City VS. Suburbs MOBILE, Ala. (UPI)Alabama's port city of Moyile may find itself .swallowed up by i t.s small suburb of Chickasaw. A bill was introduced in the Alabama legislature to allow Chickasaw to annex part of Mobile. 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