The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on August 30, 1993 · 19
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 19

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Monday, August 30, 1993
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MONDAY AUGUST 30 1993 CB THE MIAMI HERALD 3U Aviator FLORIDA ByBILLKACZOR Associated Press Writer PENSACOLA — (AP) — What started out as a barkeeper’s flight of fantasy is turning into some fancy flying Martin “Trader Jon” Weissman is known — he has a state historical marker to prove it — for the aviation memories and memorabilia at his bar a favorite of pilots from the Pensacola Naval Air Station But for many years the “aviation wannabe” dreamed of doing more than just pouring fuel for jet jockeys He wanted to put on his own air show That dream will come true Saturday three days after his 78th birthdav Or it could be his 79th or 80th or even 81st Weissman is known to change ages or the price of a beer depending on who’s asking In any case Weissman wants Trader Jon’s Air Show to be his legacy He hopes it will be an annual Labor Day weekend event at Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview just northeast of Pensacola “I want to leave something that will continue on with Trader Jon’s name” he said It is a name linked with aviation for the past 37 years The walls of his 97-year-old building are covered with the photographs of many who have bellied up to Trader’s bar: aces astronauts stunt pilots and other aviators as well as politicians and celebrities The waterfront saloon was known as Kelly’s when Weissman took over in 1953 after earlier stints in the bar business in Miami and Key West The Manhattan native’s penchant for bartering while he tended bar helped fill Kelly’s with ship’s wheels cargo nets and other nautical paraphernalia Later it was model aircraft crash helmets flight suits propellers a wing and other bits and pieces of airplanes To better reflect the atmosphere he changed the name to Trader Jon’s in 1956 Why Jon? “I picked it at random” Weissman admitted “It is a name no one can forget” He attended his first air show in 1953 at the invitation of the Blue Angels the Navy’s Pensacola-based flight demonstration squadron The Blues had become regular customers — and still are — after Weiss-man’s artist wife Jackie drew pictures of them Over the years Weissman has befriended the pilots who made his bar a regular stop It is largely through those friendships that he has been able to put together an air show Most of the organizing is being done by retired Navy Cmdr Dan Mazzeo Now a civilian aerospace engineer and airport consultant Mazzeo helped plan Blue Angels shows Trader Jon’s first show will be free and the pilots are flying without charge in an effort to get it established Expenses will be paid from concessions and proceeds shared with the American Cancer Society Salvation Army and the Wall South Foundation There will be three shows during the day starting at 1 1 am While many participants are former military members the show will feature small civilian planes sky divers and antique military aircraft The center of attention however will be Weissman who will have the added satisfaction of proving naysayers wrong “Many told me ‘Don’t do it — can’t be done’ ” he said “It takes $10 million to do it and I didn’t have a quarter” FLYING HIGH: Martin ‘Trader Jon’ Weissman gives a thumbs up for his first air show scheduled for Saturday Associated Press CHECKING IT OUT Jacinth Waldron of Jupiter left and Adrian Williams of West Palm Beach chat about her products during Black Expo USA which closed Sunday after a two-day run at the Broward County Convention Center About 200 exhibitors participated in the event designed to showcase black entrepreneurs Florida’s ‘sleaze czar’ is on the road again Ultraconservative eyes governorship By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Writer TALLAHASSEE — Perennial candidate Anthony Martin can’t believe anyone would doubt his ability to win the Republican nomination for governor “How can I fail to be a serious candidate?” asked Martin who got 42 percent of the vote in the 1990 Republican gubernatorial primary against weakened incumbent Bob Martinez and former state legislator Marlene Woodson-Howard NEWS ANALYSIS With a family fortune fueling his political fantasies the 47-year-old Martin is back again for the 1 994 election cycle He also has sought to become mayor of Chicago a US senator and even president Last year he was unsuccessful in a bid for Congress from Florida’s Fifth District A one-time Democrat Martin is now the relentless self-proclaimed “sleaze czar of the Republican Party” seeking to find a niche where he can shape the world to his own values He wants to enforce English as the state’s official language and remove criminal penalties for the possession and sale of drugs Trying to show how that isn’t the same as legalizing drugs will be a good test in the Republican field And Martin has done some turnabouts during his political life in Florida He has backed off or apologized for comments he’s made about Jewish attorneys and gay people A year ago he sought to jeopardize the merit retention of Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Rosemary Barkett Few bothered to report the allegations he hoped to make public against the respected jurist A law school graduate without a license to practice Martin is financially supported by his mom He begins his latest bid — as a Republican candidate for governor — with somewhere in the neighborhood of $5000 in the till in addition to his allowance In 1994 however Martin said he will “reap the benefits of all the work I’ve done” Martin insists he’s got a chance in an expanding Republican field where Secretary of State Jim Smith Senate President Ander Crenshaw Tallahassee attorney Ken Connor and former President Bush’s son Jeb are already working hard to secure voter support “In a free-for-all you can’t back a better horse than me” claims Martin a one-time Democrat who dropped his last name — Trigona — several years ago “We could do worse” But Republican Party officials don’t think so They love their gubernatorial field aside from the unconventional Martin who has sued the party in the past on other issues according to spokesman Stuart Brow n “We don’t officially have any comment on him” said Brown Martin’s notoriety for filing lawsuits in courts across the land eclipses his reputation as a renegade politician In 1983 a Connecticut judge barred Martin from filing suits without the court’s i permission Since his arrival in Florida 14 years ago Martin has kept himself in the public eye — sometimes with questionable — and often aggravating — antics Many of his faxed news releases and press conferences were ignored when they would make unsubstantiated charges Traditional candidates “stuffed shirts” are the makings of what’s wrong with government according to Martin Mix-ups tie Santa Fe colleges GAINESVILLE — (AP) — The folks with the desert cactuses outside their office knew when they saw the photos of live oaks deep-green grass and crape myrtle in bloom that it wasn’t their mail The publishing company had sent the proofs for the catalog cover to the right school Santa Fe Community College but the wrong state The proofs went by mistake to SFCC in Santa Fe the high and dry capital of New Mexico but were intended for SFCC in Gainesville “Oh we get their mail all the time” receptionist Charlotte Nelson said on a recent day at SFCC-New Mexico The mix-ups go both ways “The story goes” says SFCC-Florida spokesman Larry Keen that the adobe-colored carpet in his office was meant for the other SFCC to match the surrounding desert The story made them laugh in Santa Fe Their carpets are mauve with pink and turquoise touches in the decor The Florida SFCC is 28 years old The other is 10 SFCC-New Mexico has 8000 students counting credit noncredit and adult basic education classes SFCC-Florida registered a record 12600 students when classes began this week “We had no idea a Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville existed” said SFCC-New Mexico community relations director Debra Halsey The mail mix-ups came “as a surprise” “Now I make a note at national conferences to say ‘Santa Fe in Santa Fe New Mexico’ ” Halsey told The Gainesville Sun Lotto jackpot is estimated at $16 million TALLAHASSEE — (AP) — The jackpot estimated for this week’s Florida Lotto game jumped to $16 million Sunday when Lottery Department officials determined that no one won the grand prize from last week’s game The six numbers drawn late Saturday — 1718-25-27-30-46 — could have claimed a $7 million jackpot had one ticket had them all There were 148 five-of-six winners worth $2108 each 10015 four-of-six tickets worth $75 each and 210443 three-of-six tickets worth $450 each Lotto jackpot estimates are based on projected ticket sales long-term investment rates and a 20-year payout collected by one winner Traveling Around Latin America? We know most Miami Herald International (J! Edition readers travel often within Latin America Wherever you so we go too That way you can keep in touch with what’s happening in the world of news and business every day no matter where you find yourself in Latin America and the Caribbean Ask for the International Edition on airlines in hotels and at newsstands everywhere Or call the local distributor at the phone number listed on page 2A eljcMUami Herald ANXIETY: LEARN TO TAK New Help for Anxiety Panic Attacks Agoraphobia Nine years ago Connie Szollosi was a hostage to her own anxieties The name of her captor was agoraphobia an emotional disorder charactenzed by Ser or overactive responses as a constant anticipation of catastrophe A working definition of agoraphobia is "fear of fear” or "fear of fearful feelings” Szollosi will share coping skills and discuss agoraphobia and anxiety during an upcoming free workshop in your area Reservations are required as space is limited Symptoms for anxiety disorders most often include heart palpitations or chest discomfort diarrhea dizziness feelings of bewilderment and confusion nausea headaches obsessive “losing control” Dying going insane embarrassing themselves or getting sick are their foremost concerns Those who suffer from anxiety disorders will often use avoidance behaviors to compensate for their This free workshop is being sponsored by the Southeast Center for Stress and Anxiety which offers outpatient therapy in Miami Lakes West Palm Beach Plantation and Boca Raton and the Retreat which offers inpatient and partial hospitalization programs for children teens adults and older adults If you cannot attend please feel free to call for an information packet Sponsored by 'Vv 7 will share the journey of my recovery explain this emotional condition & provide effective coping skill " fears The stressful situations most commonly avoided included traveling driving and standing in line Personality types most likely to suffer from anxiety disorders are perfectionists obsessive analytical thinkers and people who are emotionally sensitive or overreactors The Southeast Center o For Stress & Anxiety U and Please call for reservations: Broward: (305) 472-7709 1-800-292-2896 FREE WORKSHOPS PLANTATION Tuesday August 31st 7:00 pm MIAMI LAKES Wednesday September 1 st 7:00 pm V i StesJl flm Os all r Os aBr — IT ttLfl (fll 4

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