The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on March 4, 1988 · 21
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Friday, March 4, 1988
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The Bradenton Herald Friday March 4 1988 B"3 More than half of Canada’s pollution originates from US smokestacks said Canadian Ambassador Alan Gottlieb Acid rain is souring friendly relations with Canada KATHALEEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer ' The United States and Canada have devised a friendly method for solving trade disputes but when it comes to acid rain we aren’t even neighborly Canadian Ambassador Alan Gottlieb said Thursday Gottlieb spoke to about 125 members of the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the United Nations Association at the University of South Florida What began as an endorsement of the Free Trade Agreement — which still is awaiting approval by both the Canadian Parliament and Congress — ended as a plea for mandatory controls of industrial emissions on this side of the border More than- half of Canada’s pollution orig- i inates in US smoke- jOttlieb stacks Gottlieb said "We have the longest border in the world Those pollutants don’t stop at the boundary" About half of the grime is spouted from coal-fired electrical power utilities centered in the Midwest he said The contamination slowly is extinguish ing life in Canada’s lakes and streams and wreaking havoc on its forests and buildings The sulphur dioxide within the emissions is the culprit The Reagan administration isn’t jump-to stop the destruction Gottlieb said 1986 two White House-appointed envoys declared add rain a serious problem that crossed boundaries But President Ronald Reagan wouldn’t finance the technology needed to remove the pollutants from the- emissions Gottlieb said Reagan also refused to endorse manadatory controls This year the president said he would consider entering a treaty on the subject but not for the purpose of reducing specific sulphur dioxide levels within a set time frame Canada isn’t' satisfied "We remain far apart” Gottlieb acknowledged But the two neighbors are on the same wavelength on the trade front he said The Free Trade Agreement would remove all tariffs and create an interim tion-al framework to settle areas of dispute Gottlieb said If all else failed compulsory arbitration would decide an issue But some Canadians worry US companies will scurry home if tariffs are dropped resulting in skyrocketing unemployment but Gottlieb played down those fears Some American companies may pack it in but the agreement will create jobs he said The proposal is also bad news for US protectionists but it’s preferable to closing borders and fining each other over disagreements he said Gottlieb predicted the agreement would pass in both countries "It’s not a panacea but an innovative way of controlling disputes in democratic countries” But no such safety valve exists for environmental issues "In Canada (acid rain) is a very big issue Every schoolboy is aware of this problem And the Canadians aren’t ready to concede defeat "We advocate we plead we cajole and we keep on trying” Gottlieb said Tips on slaying suspect slim police report David Otteni the shooting victim in the case is hospitalized in fair condition A nationwide alert has been issued for James Burnside ( BART GREENWALD Herald Stan Writer i- The search for James Burnside who is wanted in connection with the Feb 17 death of his estranged wife Annette continues and law enforcement officials said leads have trickled to two or three a day Burnside is a suspect in the stabbing death of his 23-year-old wife and the shooting of David Otteni one of her co-workers Feb 17 in the DeSoto Center jparking lot r Otteni was listed in fair condition Thursday at JMAnatee Memorial Hospital r'- Detective Sgt Chuck Major who is heading the Investigation said police are not ruling out any poasibiTitea as to where Burnside might be hiding "He’s in such a state that I’m not going to try to Predict what he’s going to do” including disguising imself or changing his identity he said Major also said a nationwide alert for Burnside has been initiated I Meanwhile friends of Annette Burnside’s parents Roy and Jean Schappacher said Burnside purchased some camping equipment within of few weeks of the murder The friends did not want to be identified Police however would not confirm this report ' Roy Schappacher has said Burnside was an expert toutdoorsman which would help him evade capture “They’ll never take him alive” he said £‘The Schappachers left town two days after Annette's funeral Feb 22 and haven’t been seen at their house since said a neighbor who also asked to iremain anonymous £LThey took Burnside’s children Stacie 5 and Tara 2 with them for safe-keeping she said t Major said a bank has repossessed Burnside's sail-fboat the "Stacie Marie” because of an unpaid loan die would not elaborate ' Immediately after the attack police combed the (23-foot brat Burnside built himself for any dues Burnside had slept on the brat which was docked ‘ in Cortez Channel sporadically after he separated Swith his wife in November neighbors said J 1 Although the search continues and hopes of catching Burnside are not optimistic fears are subsiding surrounding the Schappachers’ home at 2705 27th jjAve Drive W r Police officers aren’t patrolling the neighborhood ground the clock anymore and children are playing outside again hut for almost two weeks they stayed inside said the neighbor “The kids are back out playing” said the neighbor They’re all riding their bikes again” “'a? w 4v £ vr "v " ' '-V I JV ' &?&& - 1- ' : :: i-v- h -Vi GRANT JEFFERESBradunton Herald Just reflecting Sometimes a fella just has to take a tittle time out to reflect on things such as glistening water at Emerson Point Frankie Gonzalez 5 of Palm View does just that on a fine day recently Beach city to continue study of merging police departments BART GREENWALD Herald Staff Writer BRADENTON BEACH — Despite vocal opposition from a public audience the city council elected to continue its investigation into the feasibility and cost of either merging operations with Holmes Beach or having the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office take over policing the area The council decided Thursday night to tell the Holmes Beach police department and sheriff’s office they would need six patrol officers for the city Bradenton Beach Mayor Lynda Barrett-O’Neill said Sheriff Charles Wells told her a force would cost $191000 for five fulltime officers and $35000 for each additional officer The total cost for six sheriff's deputies however would be $126000 compared to $297141 for the current force A crowd of about 100 residents broke into applause several times during the meeting showing disap-i of looking for outside help "I know that the community would like their own police force” said framer Chief Dennis Robarts to a round of applause that cut his sentence short "But if you want your own police department it’s going to cost you money” Robarts resigned his post Feb 19 claiming political interference prevented him from ‘effectively running the department The council accepted the resignation and appointed Sgt Bill Tillner to be interim police chief until council members decide what direction the police department will take either to merge with Holmes Beach accept the sheriff’s office offer or stay with the city’s own department Tillner accepted the job but asked to keep his sergeant’s rank Robarts told the panel and audience they can’t have their own police department without putting money into it "On the one hand I’m hearing ‘we want our own police department’” he said "(hi the other hand I’m hearing 'we’re putting too much money into the police department’ "This is 1988 and this is not Mayberry” he said Barrett-O’Neill who voted last week not to seek outside help stressed that the council is only seeking bids and not making any final derisions Also at the council meeting Robarts made a parting speech to the citizens saying he was sorry he had to leave He said he came to a police department five years ago that was "behind the times” and "non-progressive in a progressive world” But Robarts said he was able to get away from that image and make the department more professional "with realistic salaries reasonable compensation benefits and job security (for the officers)” Five people nave applied fra the job of police chief The most recent applicant is sheriff’s Cpl James McCrosson who is head of the sheriff’s office substation in Anna Maria Driver charged with vehicular homicide Correction Sarasota County Judge Becky Titus was misquoted in an article about the death penalty in Tuesday's local section of The Bradenton Herald The quote should have read: "Since 1608 over 300 innocent people have been sentenced to death and 23 have been executed Presumably the remaining death sentences were ultimately not carried out” About seven months after a 3-year-old Holmes Beach boy was critically injured and his father was killed in a head-on collision a woman has been charged with vehicular homicide Diana Parke 23 of Nashville was arrested Thursday night at Manatee Memorial Hospital according to a police report Dennis Mowry 30 a volunteer firefighter was killed in August after his vehicle collided with Parke’s car on Manatee Avenue West Parke was traveling west on Manatee Avenue when she pulled on the right shoulder police have said When she turned to get back on the road the car swerved over in front of eastbound traffic according to reports Mowry’s son Dwight was unconscious for more than two weeks after the crash Parke was in critical condition it the intensive care unit at HCALW Blake Hospital after the accident She was released from Manatee County jail on her own recognizance CLEARED From B-1 arrest her fra something She also said that Ricciardo had paid her fra her informant work Ricciardo said the woman was paid for her work as an informant "It’s documented at the sheriff’s office” Ricciardo said But the woman said she recently was able to get some more money because she knew he didn’t want her to tell anyone they had slept together "I knew I could get the money” she said “The intention was to needle him” Ricciardo said that the statements made to the reporter were not true Sheriff Charlie Wells would not comment on the allegations He did say that the woman refused to take a polygraph examination unless someone from outside the county could administer it "I didn't trust any of them” the woman said Ricciardo took a polygraph and passed said Chief Inspector Walt Wingfield of the internal affairs department After he wrecked his department car in an incident on Erie Road in Ellen ton in May 1986 Ricciardo was demoted from sergeant to deputy as punishment He also was suspended for 30 days without pay and transferred from the internal affairs department to the narcoticsvire squad In another incident in April 1986 Ricciardo was accused of sexual misconduct But he was cleared of any wrongdoing after the woman refused to file a complaint After spending more than 11 years in police work Ricciardo said he was looking forward to getting out of the limelight "I don't want my life to continue to’ be an open book” he said "I’m a very private person and I’m tired of having the (newspapers) writing about everything I do” p RAYS From B-1 Cfhe Rays chose Dennis K Ledford the chief of immune dis-’ teases at the USF College of Medi- pcine E Patrick Geraghty attorney fra pthe DeSoto school board said he would like a University of Miami physician to examine the boys He ‘would not name the doctor until rthe judge accepts the nomination ' Jenkins will consider the attra- iheys’ proposals when she makes JJher recommendations to US District Judge Elisabeth Kovachevich £who will rule on the issue M £ The three Ray boys Ricky 11 (Robert 10 and Randy 8 are hemo-iphiliacs who were infected with the rAIDS virus from contaminated Qilood products The DeSoto County 8chool Board barred the boys Urom school but Kovachevich ordered them to admit the boys last (August §n £ On Aug 28 a week after classes (began the Rays’ Arcadia home was destroyed by an arson fire and the (family later moved to Sarasota The Rays are suing the DeSoto County School Board charging Mhat the boys' civil rights were vio-Jlated Barbosa wrote — in medical re-SMirts he was required to submit to the court — that Ricky Ray was suffering from AIDS-related com Jjjilex a precursor to AIDS At Tuesday's hearing he told £jenkin that his diagnosis was in-accurate Barbosa said he felt compelled Eto say Ricky had ARC because of mi order Kovachevich issued in January requiring him to report -not only the boys' general condition but the progress of any AIDS AIDS symptomology or other AIDS-related syndrome” Although Barbosa diagnosed Ricky Ray as having ARC he said Tuesday that guidelines issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta prohibit physicians from labeling any child under 13 as having ARC Not so said a CDC epidemiologist in the AIDS program Dr Margaret Oxtoby said Thursday she didn't know of any rules preventing physicians from diagnosing patients of any age with ARC There is no universally accepted checklist of ARC symptoms and the term "ARC” is interpreted broadly by physicians all over the world Oxtoby said The CDC opposes using the term for this reason and encourages doctors to say the person la infected with the AIDS virus and is showing individual symptoms "It can be a useful term” she said "It is just a shortcut fra saying symptomatic (Human Immunodeficiency virus) infection” During the last six months Ricky Ray has suffered swollen lymph nodes a skin rash a herpes lesion a reduced white blood cell count and "T-4T-8 cell” ratio an indicator of how well the immune system is fiinctioning These symptoms are related to the HIV infection but do not merit the definition of full-blown AIDS used by the CDC for surveillance purposes Oxtoby said Barbosa has been treating Ricky since November with aziodothymidine more commonly known as AZT an experimental drug that slows the development of AIDS The physician has reported that the 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