The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on August 21, 1987 · 23
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Friday, August 21, 1987
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The Bradenton Herald Friday August 21 1987 D-3 LocalFlorida Shopper bitten by pygmy rattlesnake ASSOCIATED PRESS Paramedic takes Edward Cullom out of the store's garden center A Gulf Breeze man was treated with intravenous fluid after the incident in a store garden shop Associated Prsss FORT WALTON BEACH — A discount store customer sot more than he bargained for when a poiaonoue 14-inch pygmy rattler tank ita fangs into his finger as he reached for a plant in the garden section Edward N Cullom spent Wednesday night at Humana Hospital suffering from blurred vision nausea and a badly swollen and painful hand He was released Thursday morning after treatment was successful said Ginger Genovese a hospital spokeswoman ' Cullom said he felt a pain in his left ring finger after he reached down to pick up a plant at the Wal-Mart store in this Panhandle city “I thought it was a thorn” he said “But then I got stuck again I pulled my hand back and there was a snake hanging off my finger” The 40-year-old commercial fisherman from Gulf Breeze said he didn't know what kind of snake it was but that the pain was so great he knew it had to be poisonous “I ripped it off with my other hand and threw it down and stomped on its head” Cullom said City firefighters who responded to the scene Wednesday identified the reptile as a pygmy rattlesnake and very poisonous It was dead by the time they got there Doctors put Cullom’s arm in traction and administered intravenous fluid to try to save his hand without fag antivenin Genovese said She said the drug can have serious side effects including kidney problems and is used only as a last resort She credited the quickness of his treatment with making use of the antivenin unnecessary Before paramedics and firefighters arrived someone had wrapped a rubber band around i 'Uv the finger but it wasn’t doing much good said" Lt Don Norviel of the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department “It was cutting off all the circulation and the finger had about turned blue” he said Norviel said the rubber band was removed and emergency personnel placed a proper constricting bandage around his wrist before hp-was taken to the hospital A local Wal-Mart official declined to con)- ment but Stacey Duncan public relations co-ordinator for the discount chain in Benton vill&" Ark said appropriate actions will be taken Paul Ellerd an animal welfare officer fur Okaloosa County said the store was built two ago in a swampy area that was a perfect ing ground for snakes He said he would advise store officials to extend a protective mesh on the chain lintr fence surrounding the center to the bottom q& the fence and two feet into the ground ROGERS From B-1 back” Persinger said “Our objective is to wipe it all out but as long as some people condone it you're never going to eradicate it” In addition to the 10 men arrested Saturday authorities have arrested the following persons on drug charges: Larry Brannick 39 of 3019 Bunch St Sarasota arrested on Wednesday and charged with sale and possession of cocaine He is being held in the Manatee County jail in lieu of 31050000 bond Bobby Jo Dawes 19 of 703 Eighth Ave W Bradenton arrested Wednesday and charged with sale and possession of cocaine He is being held in the Manatee County jail in lieu of 9100000 bond Stacy McNear 20 of 1009 20th St E Bradenton arrested Tuesday and charged with sale and possession of cocaine He is being held in the Manatee County jail in lieu of 9200000 bond Lee Rogers Greene 33 of 223 10th St W Bradenton arrested Tuesday and charged with sale and possession of cocaine He is being held in the Manatee County Jail in lieu of 3100000 bond Napolean Harris 33 of 1707 Fifth St W Palmetto arrested Saturday and charged with sale and possession of cocaine He is being held in the Manatee County jail in lieu of 9550000 bond Micheal Cooper 22 of 10th Avenue West Bradenton arrested Saturday and charged with sale and possession of cocaine He is being held in the Manatee County Jail m lieu of 9125J)50 bond Four juveniles were also arrested on cocaine charges in the sweep ii) C© " c --3 e ZJi d9S6i S&BssSSj 3 ':x '£5 CARSON BALDWNBradsnkm Herald Manatee County teachers listen to a pep talk Thursday from award-winning teacher Harry Wong RALLY From B-1 Calif school district has earned national awards including Teacher of the Year and the Valley Forge Teachers’ medal Wong said attitude not certificates and degrees makes the difference for effective teachers Effective teachers manage the classroom well know how to design lessons so students master skills and have high expectations for their class he said For teachers to make the difference in the classroom they must tap into research on teaching and apply it Wong added Research has shown that interspersing questions through a lesson helps kids learn more he said “No doctor asks questions when the patient is dead” he said Classrooms should be ready the first day of class he said Kids are petrified and need the reassurance that they are in the right place with a teacher who will treat them like a human being YOUNG From B-1 Young patrolled the interstate for suspected drug dealers and had radioed a registration check on a 1982 dark blue Cadillac about 7:15 pm said FHP Lt Steve Vincent His hunch about the car was right as FDLE technicians found 340 grama of “crack” cocaine with a 934000 street value in the trunk of the car Bristow would not comment on why Williams is being held as a material witness and not charged in the case Meanwhile the investigation into the case is continuing said Sheriffs Office Lt Mike Mayer “There is no way to gauge when or if charges will be filed” Mayer said The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is wrapping up background checks on Burns and Williams and processing the Cadillac used in the crime said Ed Williams spokesman for the FDLE in Tam-pa “We have processed the car and are continuing to investigate” Williams said The 357-Magnum which Collector’s guns might yield clues Murder investigators believe semi-automatic weapons owned by a 27 -year-old Myakka City man may naye played a role in his shooting death earlier this week The investigation of the death of Todd McAfee has been kept under tight wraps but Sheriffs Lt Mike Mayer said Thursday that several rifles and pistols mining from McAfee’s home may be the best evidence now available to detectives “I can tell you there were guns that were stolen from the residence or guns that were unaccounted for” Mayer said “I think the guns that were used to slay him were stolen from him” Investigators do not believe that McAfee a tomato-farm manager for Bonita Packing Co Inc in Bonita Springs owned the guns for illegitimate purposes “He was a collector” Mayer said Mayer would not describe the guns in detail McAfee’s body was found Tuesday morning on a rural dirt road about two miles from his trailer near the DeSoto County line Mayer said detectives have not determined a motive for the slaying but are working on several leads An autopsy was performed Wednesday and officials said McAfee apparently suffered multiple gunshot “I know it So Harry Wong is in the first day of school calmly positioning himself in the doorway with a smile on his face I say to the kid my name my room number the period and the subject” Greeting students inside the room is Wong’s lesson plan for the day and an overhead projection of the classroom seating chart Wong said minutes of instruction are precious and should be used wisely “Waste 10 minutes you might as well forget the rest of the lesson” he warned By getting the jump on teaching students get a head start on learning In 27 seconds Wong said he establishes credibility by explaining to the dam who he is his experience and his joy for teaching Teachers also need to acknowledge themselves as professionals he said “Youwalk into the class late and you’ve made a statement” he said “You and I are walking talking advertisements of what we believe about ourselves and the teaching profession — and the kids pick it up” He suggested teachers dress like professionals invest in business cards and hang their diplomas in the classroom “We’re the only group of professionals chicken to hang up our diplomas and we're in the diploma busi- “I still feel that drugs were vnamn the motive for the shooting” TOW1 said Sheriff Charlie Wells Williams fled the scene and wandered through a Wimauma orange grove in Hillsborough County before turning himself him Wednesday “A material witness is a person who has something of significance to testify in the case” said State Attorney Frank Schaub “We want to make sure that he is available at trial time to testify" Iwve a writ of Habeu &pu filed to contort bein SuSHliSi to improperly held If a witness is released another option for the State Attorney’s office is to take the witnesses deposition to read into the court record but with the authorization of the judge Schaub said everyone” That view was echoed by Sheriff Wells who said “for all these people to come forth and help out it really makes you proud” BEAT THE PRICE INCREASE h r KQBftQt MCI iBimaBgw CxXX' I i imSSSSSSSBSNiNmmCSS Plize winner to be announced GEORGE H BURGESS DDS is pleased to announce the relocation of his office for the practice of FAMILY DENTISTRY within Blake Dental Arts 1 906H 59th St W (previous address: 1 906C 59th St W 792-0260 New Patients Welcome r 4 Traffic watch These roads win be closed to through traffic: Third Street West between 32nd and 34th avenues H Intersection of 75th Street West and Ninth Avenue Northwest Seventh Street East from 44th Avenue to 37th Avenue Drive 44th Avenue East from Ninth Street to US 301 Boulevard Eighth Street Circle East from 44th Avenue to Ninth Street 37th Avenue East from Ninth to 10th streets Ninth Street East from 37th to 44th avenues 47th Avenue West from the 2600 to 3000 blocks DESOTO JUNCTION CLASSIC MATTRESS BONUS CASH MATTRESS SALE BONUS CASH TWIN RFT B fob beuvebt sbctfsei O 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