The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on February 19, 1988 · 1
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Bradenton, Florida
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Friday, February 19, 1988
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$ Pirates’ j: Ley land answers questions ' I FRIDAY FEBRJJARY 19 1988 VOL 66 NO 158' BRADENTON FLORIDA 34205 23 CENTS $175 WEEK i t ' t w No funding no mediation program HRS says Parking deck funds sought Both redevelopment and thriving business in downtown districts are tied to sufficient public parking Or at least so goes the theory for communities such as Bradenton showing middle-age spread to the outlying suburbs Bradenton’s Downtown Development Authority took the first step Thursday toward a local remedy — applying for federal grants to -fund construction of two parking garages The list of possible sites includes the city lot south of Sixth Avenue West between ' 12th and 13th streets the former city hall lot at Fourth Avenue and 14th Street West the main US Post Office lot on Manatee Avenue West and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce lot The likelihood or time frame for receiving" federal' funds to support the project could not be determined Babbitt and Du Pont withdraw from race Democrat Bruce Babbitt and Republican Pete du Pont fell by the presidential campaign wayside Thursday Du Pont whose provocative ideas failed to attract much voter support announced his withdrawal in a ' news conference in Wilmington Del Babbitt who had asked voters to stand up for a national sales tax to reduce the deficit made his exit gracefully in a quip-filled Washington news conference Nation A-4 ‘Jeopardy!’ viewers say don’t interrupt Around 300 viewers called to complain when WXFL-TV in Tampa pre-empted the last two minutes of the game show Jeopardy! for a news report about a plane crash Tuesday station officials said To make it up the station included the missing minutes in its regular newscasts tht next day Two people were killed in the crash when the plane hit a house in Dunedin lleraM ilafTaad wire reporte Index A-17 Classified ads—D-6 ComicsCrossword A 14 Deaths — B-2 Horoscope A 1 5 Local B-1 Movie listings Opinion B-4 Sports D- 1 Stocks mm A-18 Television C-6 Weekend--— C-l Supplement Sawdust Joe Give us a call Main number -748-0411 News Room— 745-7000 Circulation— 748-6666 Chuckle The average diet consists of the four basic food groups: fat oil grease and cholesterol NICK MASON Herald Staff Writer Money wasn’t a big problem for leaders of a massive state agency until they explained this week why they broke Florida law The Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services last year asked the Legislature for $32609 to start and operate a family mediation program in all 67 counties this year The mediation program was intended to help an estimated 4778 youngsters who skip school run away from home and disobey their parents Mediators would meet with children and their parents or school officials with hopes of resolving conflicts outside of court The Legislature gave HRS more than $4 billion for this year although it set aside no money specifically for the mediation program Legislators adopted a law requiring HRS to start the program by Oct 1 1987 HRS never did ' The HRS request was so cheap that Legislature staff members resisted their instincts to urge the social services agency to ask for more "There was discussion by (HRS) people that they could make accommodations They said they could handle it with little resources” said a staff asaistant to the Sen ate committee overseeing HRS operations “We thought it was a little strange but we didn’t push it because we were trying to control budget increases” said the assistant who requested anonymity The Legislature gave HRS more than $4 billion for this year although it set aside no money specifically for the mediation pro gram Legislators adopted a law requiring HRS to start the program by Oct 1 1987 HRS never did Money became the focal point this week after Circuit Judge Durand Adams of Manatee County ruled that judges cannot discipline these troubled children because HRS never created the program “The problem is the Legislature did not fund that in any way” said Samuel "Buddy" Streit HRS director of children youth and families division in Tallahassee “We were expected through other resources to pick up the tab and that’s been difficult” Streit said HRS ToA-10 Molehill or mountain? 5 vV'sV 'y r-H fc ' : S'- GRANT JEFFERESBrsdanton Herald It takes mountains of dirt to build a new $50 million terminal at the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport A Case against airport noise dented by high court’s refusal Neighbors of the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport say planes shake their homes and interrupt conversation State Supreme Court strikes down tax breaks on Florlda-fruit liquor Florida B-7 LARRY KAPLOW Herald Cap Buraeu TALLAHASSEE — More than 100 Whitfield Estates and Ballentine Manor property owners will have to decide whether they will continue legal action against the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport following the state Supreme Court denial to hear their case The court ruled last week that it would not hear ' the case of 114 homeowners who claim the airport has unfairly damaged their property values with increased air-traffic noise They say their houses shake and they can’t sleep or hold conversations when planes fly over They said that hurts property values and they want compensation by the airport authority ' In 1986' Circuit Judge James S Parker ruled that the homeowners did not prove that the airport caused substantial damage to their property values They appealed to the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland which upheld Parker's ruling The appeal court said the homeowners only showed that the muse slightly decreased the normal increase in their property values — which ' were still rising ' That prompted airport lawyers to claim victory over not only that case but the cases of about 300 other homeowners in the area with similar cases - When homeowner appealed the case to the state Supreme Couft the judges refused to hear it “We haven’t given up the fight” said Bill NOISI To A-10 uspectt in stabbing Officials checked out several possible sightings of James Burnside but to no avail Victim’s obituary B-2 1 KATE MURPHY Herald Staff Writer Authorities continued their search Thursday fqr James Burnside wanted in connection with the Wednesday stabbing death of hisestri of one of her co-workers task! - Family unaware of suspect's criminal record ' Tips fuel manhunt Stories A-21 David Otteni44 was shot several times and remained in critical condition in Manatee Mein o r i a I Hospital Annette Burnside 24 waa stabbed to death outside John V Schults CoWaterbed Sleep Shop in DeSoto Center 600 UB 301 Blvd W Otteni and Annette Burnside co-workers at Conley Buick were in a car at the shopping center about noon Wednesday when the attack took place Annette Bum-aide was stabbed several times in the chest with one wound lacerating her heart authorities said After the attack the suspect ran into nearby woods Manatee County sheriff’s deputies searched the area with dogs but found no one Deputies scoured the county Thursday with an anonymous tip ending a search party to Snead Island Deputies came up empty-handed “This guy should be considered dangerous” said sheriffs office spokesman Dave Bristow “But I The suspect James “Jim" Burnside 51 years old 5 feet 1 1 inches taH Approximately 190 be Hazel eyes graying ' brown hair balding Medium complexion Last seen wearing a plaid shirt Has several tattoos on his arms including one of a dagger and a knife If you see Burnside cal Detective Chuck Major at the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office 747-3011 don’t think everyone should panic" Officials received several other calls about possible sightings of Burnside but those leads did not pan out either “There are lota of placet (for Burnside) to to locally” Bristow aid “Wa don’t even know if he is till in the county” - Authorities detained and questioned a man matching Burnside’s ATTACK To A-21 Guns and butter $11 trillion budget full of compromises ROBERT A RANKIN Herald Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Taxes would not rise but federal spending on AIDS research air traffic control specs exploration education and law enforcement wouldgrow dramatically under the $11 trillion fiscal 1989 budget President Reagan proposed Thursday Despite repeated past failures to persuade Congress to go along Reagan also renewed requests to slash or eliminate federal spending for mass transit Amtrak sewage treatment the Economic De- Reagan velopment Administration the Appalachian Regional Commission and a host of grants for state and local community development Moet other spending would not change much from current levels however Unlike most previous Reagan budgets which Democratic majorities in Congress routinely dismissed as “Dead on Arrival” this year’s proposals are not expected to spark much controversy on Capitol HilL The administration chose compromise over confrontation this time This budget's broad terms essentially were set at the White House-Congress budget "summit” last November Rocked by the Oct 19 stock market crash summit negotiators agreed to trim spending end raise taxes by $76 billion over two years in an effort to tame federal deficts After four weeks of negotiations that all sides found grueling the negotiators set specific limits for each broad budget category end- Caller claims Marine was working with CIA Higgins caves Thu: Associated Braes TYRE Lebanon — Moslem militiamen searched rein-drenched citrus groves and valley Col William R Hig- BUDGIT To A-10 irsday for heir leaders threatened to go after is kidnappers unless the US Marine is freed soon An anonymous telephone caller claimed responsibility for Wednesday's abduction in the name of a previously unknown group He claimed Higgins who commands UN thice observers in south Lebanon is a CIA agent US State Department spokesman Charles Redman denied Thursday that Higgins had any CIA connections: "There waa a claim that Lt CoL Higgins was associated with the CIA That is not true” “We waAt Higgins back and we have no red line as far as his case is concerned” said Daoud Daoud of the moderate Shiite militia Amal the dominant force around the ancient port of Tyre UN peacekeeping t coops and about 1500 Amal militiamen virtually sealed off a 300-square-mils area The abduction brings the number of foreign hostages in Lebanon to 25 including nine Americans Moat are believed held by pro-Iranian Shiite extremists whose wn Hexbollah militia haa been challenging Amal'a dominance in south Lebanon An Arabic-speaking man said in the telephone call to a Western Beirut that he i olutionary Brigs “William Higgins haa joined the hostages Ha will only come out after he is tried on grounds that he is one of the directors of the KIDNAP TO A-22

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