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The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida • 17

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4-3 v' 4 4 I'V 4 v' 7 "'i Water-tank explosion Injures plumber B-3 Beach city council gets new member B-6 Commission delays billboard-ban vote B-8 The Bradenton HeraJd Friday December 7 1984 SECTION Neal gets chilly reception after citrus-canker hearing Education bill 59th Street Park schools to benefit 1941 agriculture paid for 90 per- 1 IMS cent of its costs and now pays The Issue is whether to reimburse grove and nursery owners for the loeses they incurred when the state ordered them to bum their stock 'The House passed a bill Thursday that would provide $8 million to increase the eradication program and $29 million to pay nursery owners But Neal as well as Saute President Harry Johnston said they would not accept that The state senator says citrus growers must carry more of the financial burdm of canker eradication BILL RUFTY Harald Stiff Writer TALLAHASSEE The tem-here dropped 20 degrees throe hours Thursday But that nothing compared to the chUl Sen Pat Neal D-Bradenton received from citrus growers and colleagues when he abruptly i off hearing broke off hearing on citrus-canker relief in his Appropriations Committee Neal chairman of the powerful committee said he was going to of the citrus force concessions out industry He wants the industry to pay mine of its way And his message to other agribusinesses is that the state coffers are not the place to look when profits are drying up In doing so Neal proved his own prediction that agreement would be reached by noon Thursday dead wrong Time is run- nine shot since the special session ends today the PECO bill funded by bonds backed by a tax on utilities totals $185 wiillimn Graham said he vetoed the bill because it contained too many special-interest projects But Sen Pat Neal D-Bradenton Senate Appropriations Committee dmiwwen told colleagues the projects were worthwhile Neal also said if the veto was not overidden schools in Pinellas Hillsborough and Dade -counties could be on dou- ble sessions for lack of new schools Counties wont see the money until next May since the bonds still must be issued Assistant Manatee County School Superintendent Walter Millm said that matter With the assurance of the money coming the school system can commit other funds Manatee County schools will get $930000 for new building construction $180000 for science facilities and $350000 for remodeling and renovation Rep Larry Shackelford D-Pal-metto vice chairman of the House Agriculture Committee was furious as were some of colleagues on the Appropriations Committee Some colleagues including Republican Senate leader Richard Langley of Clermont a major citrus growing area complained that new proposal was nothing nmpromise Neal showed them the night before Neal also angered citrus growers and nurserymen present at the hearing Seme warned he may even feel political repercussions But the powerful Appropriations chafrman said his intention is lurman said proprietary agriculture to of its own costs instead to force pay more of receiving Johnston said he motives He said with that in -i1- Students buy auctioned articles with Manatee schools will get money for new building construction science facilities and renovation BILL RUFTY Harald Staff Write TALLAHASSEE The Legislature passed the Public Education Capital Outlay bill Thursday meaning Manatee County can expect $225 million for the 59th Street Park almost $1 million for a new science building at Southeast High School and sorely needed funding for maintenance at other county schools as well as for Manatee Junior College The Senate bill passed unanimously while the House voted 114-1 in favor of overriding Gov Bob veto of this bill last summer A two-thirds majority was required With funds included for state-university construction The fake money is awarded for scoring on assignments for good behavior and for doing odd jobs for the teacher HENRY HOWARD Harald Staff Write PALMETTO A large Hershey chocolate bar sold for $110 A recent magazine with flashy rock Star Prince on its cover went for $30 big successful bucks compared to the $8 bid for an English grammar book purchased by Winnifred Mitchell 'I bought the English book because I make straight in English" explained the eighth-grade student at Lincoln Memorial Middle School The currency used for these purchases was definitely not legal tender but' more valuable than gold in motivating tlUh students according to Englist teacher Nancy Alcorn Scholar mimeograph dollars The Dollars are oversized phed replicas 'of US program started last Students in Mrs Alcorn and Riley classes earn the fake money by scoring At on test papers and homework assign- than 60 percent These costs Neal said include such taxpayer-funded services as fertilizer testing commercial food testing and inspection of citrus groves Neal would not specify the commitment he wants from the citrus industry Previously he has indicated he wants the industry to pay part of the reimbursement costs to nursery owners and then wants it to start paying for part of the on-gnmg eradication June 1986 program after Neal said the money could come from the-Citrus Trust fund which was created in 1948 from a tax on boxes of citrus shipped The interest pays for citrus advertising Such a change would require a referendum of citrus growers and that could take time since than beat a referendum in more than 80 years There an at least 11 agriculture trust firnds that come before the Legislature for sunset review in 1985 Ned said his tough-guy stance on the citrus-canker plan is a warning to industries served by those frinds thieves pried it from the temple 'Monday wall Sunday night at early maning according to a Manatee County Sheriffs Department port The six-point star the universal Judaii symbol of Judaism was discovered missing Monday maning one day after tee temple at 2209 75th St held a rummage bazau according to temple memba Reubin Hofbnan Hoffman estimated that 2JXX) to 8000 people attended the bazau Star Wars defense must make way for Shirley Temple ft kept my distance from the debate on Star Wan because the iasue is highly technical and has many unanswered questions But ultimately it must be dealt with As I understand it President Reagan wants to develop a dafenae system that will knock incoming Soviet missiles out of the Ay A few enemy missiles might get through backen concede But al-' most all of the others would be destroyed This will discourage the 1 Soviets from launching an attack the theory Koea And indeed Star Warn has the Soviets so worried that President Konstantin Chernenko said the other day that are possible i on arms-control issues if the UJ3 forgoes development of the system This gives the US a good chance to trade off Star Wars for a favorable deal to slow or end the arms race The Star Wars defense system is of course based on the movies of the same name President Rea- i saw all of these movies and was impressed by them as he is with almost everything that comes out of Hollywood The trouble is that Chernenko also has seen all the Star Wars movies and therefore knows a good bit about the technology of the system be Soviets If the Soviets decide to go ahead with their own Star Wan they would be only a year or two behind the US most experts now agree Therefore it behoovea the US to find an alternative to Star Wars one that the Soviets would be unable to catch up with for a long time if ever In looking for this alternative the president is once again turning to Hollywood It is not tee Hollywood films of today that Reagan is having his staff research but the movies of and And even more 'strangely it is the romantic films of the period not the science-fiction epics that that Reagan fa counting on to foil the Soviets Reagan theorizes that the Soviet leaden can be moved toward more peaceful pursuits by hitting them with sentimental uplifting films like on 84th Street" For and a variety of Shirley Temple films including and Good Ship Lollipop" As a matter of fact Secretary of State Shults will be carrying a-number of such films when he meets next month with Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko to dis cuss arms control Also top so fa the fact that plane will be carrying 150 pounds of caramel coated popcorn for Gromyko and staff "here will also be a frill simply andkerchiefs in case any of the So eta breaks down during the show'ng of the films something tbit nighty likely when they see Marietta" starring Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald The president reportedly told Shultz: know they an an evil empire and all that but I don't believe then will be a dry eye in Geneva when they see Shirley Temple dancing with Bojangles But Shultz was not convinced say let them see 'Hell Cats of the Navy so they will know what kind of a man they are dealing Shultz said (It was of course in Cats of the Navy" that Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis contributed to the defeat of the Japanese in World War II) George we want them to see teat kind of thing" Reagan gently chided Shultz about Rockna All "Too violent" Reagan said suppose Gromyko tries to kiss me on both cheeks after seeing Ti a Margaret film?" Shults asked him back The fate of the world could depend on it" Reagan said happened to the trigger-happy cowboy that we all Shultz asked afraid he rode off into the sunset" Reagan said a bit wistfril-ly all right 111 order the popcorn tor Gromyko" Shultz said be sure to set up the projector fa tonight's White House showing of 'Hell Cats of the "Reagan said to Shultz course Mr President 1 do that every evening" Shultz said This satire column la published Monday through Friday Bradsntai Harald photo: CARSON BALDWN dad Col Gerald Groover the auctioneer PICO ToB-9 ments for good behavior and by doing odd jobs for the teacher The can be hoarded and spent during an auction each fall and spring Or they can be exchanged for privileges such as library passes during class or for renting school supplies Classroom fines for excessive talking chewing gum tardiness at rudeness can be paid with the dollars Saving for the auction apparently fa the main incentive After a slow start in the cafetori-um Thursday morning more than 200 students got into the spirit of competitive bidding exchanging scholar dollars for dozens of donated and mostly used items from Christmas ornaments to clothing to potted plants In the frenzy of bidding a pack of notebook papa went for $37 Another large Hershey bar went fa $80 a wooden jewelry chest fa $85 a stack of old National Geographies fa $40 Several cameras sod fa between $55 and $110 White two blank cassette tape brought in $70 a cassette tape by the rock group Duran Duran sold fa $100 Miss Mitchell 13 brought $60 to the 90-minute auction and she was ready to splurge She want to save ha scholar AUCTION ToB-9 to the star and pulled it off of its steel bolts The star was mounted on tha synagogue wall facing 75th lit by a floodlight Street and was Hofbnan said The thief a thieves are ndng to have a hard time getting rid of the I Aksal bAmIa la lit UTV I Oira lUUV CbUU AMI MW star if they stria it in orda to make sane money Hofbnan said' looks pretty suspicious Even if they want to take it to a junk- i ham- yard they're going to have to 1 mu it to disguise it" he said Car skids into path of second vehicle Talbot Ferguson 74 of Hampton Va was sightly injured after he lost control of Ns car about noon Thursday and atruck another car in the 3100 block of Manatee Avenue West Witnesses said Ferguson was headed east when he apparently went out of control and skidded into the path of Diane Haggard 33 of 61 12 Third A ve Dr NW Mra Haggard who was headed In the opposite (fraction said ahe waa shook up but otherwise unhurt Ferguson was admitted to Manatee Memorial Hospital where he was Isted in pood Condition 5-foot Star of David stolen from temple A member of Temple Beth-EI said the star is made of either copper or brass and cost at least $3000 BUSAN BURNS Bull uuua nanw butt wnwr A 5-foot gold -colored Star of David has ceased to shine on Temple Beth-EI after one or more Jerry Groover holds poster for his TV stations might trade dial positions If approved by the FCC Channel 3 and Channel 44 win trade broadcasting frequencies JAY KIRSCHENMANN rwrwq win ywmf Two Tampa television stations want to trade channel numbers and broadcasting frequencies which means you could eventually be 8 on watching Channel Channel 44 and vice versa If the Federal Communications Commission approves the swap Channel 3 WEDU would remain a not-for-profit public broadcast ing station but would be seen on Channel 44 Meanwhile Channel 44 WTOG would remain a commercial independent station but would move to Channel 3 on the dial The station buildings staff and programming would not be affected but both stations' managers say they would benefit in different ways Advertisers say the change would give WTOG a better position on tha dial in the VHF (very high frequency) range with channels 2 TV TO B-8 but did not know if the incident was related to the theft drove in and I didn't see it (the star) and I see it every day" Hoffman said was so surprised that someone would have stolen he said Hofftnan said the star was made out of eithu coppa a brass and cat at least had to be rathu he said Because at its size and weight Hofbnan thought one at more burglars backed a pickup at van next Bradwlon HsfsM photo: CHRB MKULA 1 "-v HP.

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