The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on April 2, 1989 · 15
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The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida · 15

Bradenton, Florida
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Sunday, April 2, 1989
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1 1 f - I Chicken dinner draws 4000 to help area firefighters ELLEN MOSES Herald Staff Writer ’ 1 Volunteers at the firefighters’ first chicken dinner served up more than 4000 plates -of food at St Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach on Saturday raising an estimated $16000 for a fire-training facility 1 Firefighters and emergency technicians from around the county turned out to help the Cedar Hammock and Anna Maria departments man the barbecue "hot boxes” and demonstrate fire-safety and rescue techniques on the grounds near the church "We had about every company in the county Fire officials hope that team spirit will spread to the community where they will soon turn to solicit donations to help foot the estimated $434852 bill for a fire-training facility represented out here today" said Anna Maria Fire Chief Glenn Bliss It was an all-day affair for firefighters and their families While some sweat over the barbecue pita others sweat over a car extraction demonstration ujng the "Jaws of Life” to dismantle a car Fire officials hope that team spirit will spread to the community where they will soon turn to solicit donations to help foot the estimated $434852 bill for a fire-training facility 1 Area businesses helped defray the cost of Satur day's fund-raiser through donations of food and materials Bliss said ' "It would be nice to have this facility built in the next couple of years or so” said Cedar Hammock spokesman Dave Quaderer Limited budgets among all the departments sparked the idea to raise money through a community effort Quaderer said "It’s more than any one district can afford so we decided to spread the cost around” Quaderer said "All of our regular budgets are pretty well taxed” he said -1 FIRE To B-3 come l!- - '-a-?'' -V- - f - sattSpnndfest sThe weeklong festival concludes today : ’JJ t— r i v 5? Jr ‘ ' Juli Bbeglin found a handful of art everywhere ' she turned Saturday during the Manatee Springfest I Warts festiyaLj-jf She grabbed a brush and painted-’ She dug her little fingers into clay She made and decorated a : wreath 1-irTThe moat frinwasthe painting” said Juli 7 of 'S104 62nd AvaDrtraWYi‘ '‘'ifWeVe done fcverything” said her mother Judy faTnurse - at ManatM’ Memorial Hospital"Tbi is family entertainment 'and it’s " not real 'expensive '" f s It’s a perfect way to spend the day off1 Hundreds of people attended 'jArt League of Manatee County 209 Ninth St W Uand the Springfest Art Show at Bradenton Munici-j pal Auditorium 100 lOtk'St ‘-f Frank TaillieI 70'? and J his -wife '-Marcia 66 '-ilawn-phairs fromutheirCarlton sat about 20 yards in front of “The 4: Arms home vVii -:"It’s - great music T'errific’ Frank Taillie said' tapping his feet to the beat of Sweet Georgia i- Brown T wish they had more publicity Iwould "-have liked to see 4 better crowd” iA block away at ihe auditorium Helen Robinson voT7134 Westmoreland’ Drive was browsing thrmigh A the displays offered for sale by 41 artists She liked ¥what she saw'®gS3'7!-fyi - ‘ “I think - this u a-jeally r--J -u — ” ' laid “The artwork is reasons - be so for out' I just wanted to see the different ftyles mid talents but I might end up buying some-:t thing now that I’m here” $ v ' Lynne Fischer 28 of Key West got off to a fast' - start by gelling three of her Colored pencil drawings GRANT JEF FERES Bradenton Herald ‘iUT To M Ch 4 of Holmes Beach sits up to do his art work i - i - Robbers have 4 a taste for KATE MURPHY Herald Staff Writer A ' Slick shows put fugitives in the spotlight Some people are questioning whether TV’s all-out effort to catch at-large criminals is just exploitation CHRIS DOWNEY Herald Staff Writer ' Alphonso “Skip” Davie never thought he would join the ranks of the countlesa desperadoes who had their names and faces emblazoned on tattered posters across the Old West But when Davis 33 picked up The Brad enton Herald on March 13 he saw his face under the’ heading of "Manatee County’s Most Wanted” Davis who was wanted on probation violation took offense to being included with local murder suspects He has filed a- $25 million lawsuit against the Manatee County Sheriffs Office for defamation of character Wanted felons aren’t the only people squinting under the new media spotlight on fugitives Media critics also are concerned that the sudden popularity of call-in tip shows opens the door to exploitation The question is: Do the ends — putting dangerous criminals behind bars — justify the means — slick Hollywood-styla “docudra-maa” that recreate the Crimea in graphic detail? Mary Alice McAfee and- Jean Schappacher think so NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries recently filmed a segment on the murder of Todd McAfee a 27-year-old tomato farm manager found shot to 'death in August 1987 on a road two miles from his Myakka City trailer Authorities believe McAfee might have stumbled onto a robbery in progress at his home His body was later moved Detectives With a gun held to his head Mark Marciano had only one thought “I didn't want to do anything stupid” said Marciano who worka at Domino's Pizza at 17th Avenue West and Ninth Street And even though he has been robbed at gunpoint twice in the last week Marciano isn’t about to give up "I’m not going to quit” siud Marciano 20 who has worked at - the pizza shop for two years -' “That woddnt help anything They can’t win on this” Pizza delivery drivers and store ' personnel aren’t given police training “Of course we’re scared” said Melisa Bolin 21 assistant manag-' er at Marciano’s atore “The cops drive by all the time and they come in for pizzas But they can’t be here every minute” she said Since the start of the year 1 there havt been at least seven robberies at pizza shops in Bradenton said Bradenton Police Detective Sgt Steve Abrams t "The number has really picked up dramatically” Abrams said He attribute 'the rise in rob- beries to the lure of "crack” cocaine ' ' "They just want money for another piece of crack” Abrams said "If they get even $20 they can buy another piece” While the city police have been busy with the robberies the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t been hit the same way authorities said "We haven’t had much of a problem at all” said Dave Bristow spokesman for the sheriffs office WANTED ToB-6 Other areas in the county — including the island communities — also haven’t had the same problems that have hit Bradenton authorities said 1 But employees at pizza shops in other areas of the county still think about what could happen “I’ve delivered pizzas in some pretty rough areas of Cortez” said Christian Clements 24 who works at Imperial Pizza on Cortes Road "It all comes down to intuition “I’ve delivered pizzas in some pretty rough areas of Cortez It all ! comes down to intuition If you think something isn’t right don’t go up to thedoor” - Christian Clements Imperial Pizza employee If you think something isn’t right don’t go Up to the door” -Clements said Sometimes that doesn’t always work said Nancy Hunter manager of Piccolo’s Pizza at 101 Fifth Ave Drive E - A few weeks ago one of the delivery men was on his way to an address that Hunter thought he might have a hard time finding "I called and said the delivery guy would be there in a'few minutes” Hunter said "They said OK" The man was beaten up by two men at the address “They were just: waiting for him” she said Abrams said drivers can take precautions to reduce the prospect of getting robbed "They can install alarms and keep the door locked” Abrams said "They should screen their calls and have more than one (employee) in the store” Bolin said it also would help for customers to keep their porch lights on when they’ve ordered a pizza - "It’s frustrating driving round and round frying to find an address” she said "But also its dan-gerous Even 1 though we don't have much money with us" Driver’s for Domino’s are not allowed to carry more than $20 in cash with them Bolin said The district supervisor for Domino’s Pizza could not' be reached for comment on what plans the chain may implement at the area stores Marciano waa behind ’ the counter Thursday night' when he PIZZA ToB-2 Bethune-Cookman offers opportunity at local level :The predominantly black college offers classes at seven satellite locations including one in Manatee County AUSON DAVIS ' Herald Stall Writer 1 ' Getting a college degree lent ' all that easy for anyone But for people with children or a frilltime job it can seem next to impossible — especially if the school they want to attend is in another town ' Bethune-Cookman College a predominantly black school in Daytona Beach is trying to help some Florida residents get their degrees by removing the distance obstacle: The school is bringing classes to them During the past several years Bethune-Cookman has started seven satellite programs in Florida including one in Manatee County ‘ Since 1986 the Manatee County satellite has offered courses at night toward - majors including business education! humanities science and mathematics and social sciences The classes are held at Manatee High ‘School and taught by teachers from Manatee and Sarasota counties “If you work all day then you can go at night and get the same hours you get as if you were on the campus” said Louise Johnson a Bethune-Cookman alumna who coordinates the satellite program here "It gives students a chance to get a degree they wouldn’t get ordinarily” Johnson an English teacher for 42 years and a former member of the Manatee County School Board la a big believer in giving people a chance for education Her association with Bethune-Cookman College dates back to 1926 when she left Bradenton — at age 14 — to take high school courses offered by the Daytona Beach school ' Bethune-Cookman College is the result of a 1923 merger CLASSES ToB-2 GRANT JEFFERESBradsnton Hsrald Performers from "Bom to Act" put on their best whiskers and tails for the finale of Kittens on Saturday at the Riverfront Theater For Interested cat lovers the Kittens will be back on stage at 2pm today " Four-masted 1 Spanish ship tostophere One of the world's largest ships will be here in celebration of the 450th anniversary of De Soto’s landing GREGORY SPEARS Herald Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — One of the world’s largest sailing ships the four-masted Juan Sebastian de Elcano will drop anchor off Eg-mont Key on April 27 and 28 to mark the 450th anniversary of Hernando de Soto’s landing in Florida according to the Spanish embassy here 1 The iron hulled ship — 371 feet long from bowsprit to stern! — has sailed around the world six! times since it was launched in 1927 It is the training ship for hip : 1 Toi3 f f V v f j ' ? if i A r

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