The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on December 11, 1991 · 1
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Bradenton, Florida
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Wednesday, December 11, 1991
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I 1 WEATHER Acid cloud update The Manatee County Environmental Action Commission told its attorneys to take “the strictest action the county can take” against Royster Phosphates Inc : ‘ Details Page B-1 Angels ink Finley California signs pitcher Chuck Finley to a four-year $185 million deal and acquires Hubie Brooks and Chuck Crim in trades Details Page D-1 BUSINESS ’92 outlook Economy cause for concern: Details Page A-7 High 77 low 60 Tanning Index 6 Details Page A-14 sftimmiumiAul 'PTWfclT at cicailc VOL 70 NO WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1 1 1991 BRADENTON FLORIDA 25 CENTS $225WEEK s ‘ I fc'Wv v 1 I I m°mpw Man without a country? ' v Mfldial Gorbachev's role in the ever-disintegrating Soviet Union remains unclear Detais Page Be Buchanan hat Is in GOP ring v' Conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan took aim at President Bush 1 on Tuesday say- ins he intend- -ed to ‘"take back' my party”: by challenging the ' preaident in New c Hamp-: shire’s Republican presiden-tial primary in February f '" " “ Buchanan best known for his flamboyant persona on The McLaughlin Group and CNN’s Croetfire and for his newspaper columns accused Bush of turning his back on conservatives : Old Skyway blast shakes up Manatee It was the shot heard around Manatee County Dynamite charges were detonated on a section of the old Sunshine Skyway Bridge about 10:10 aon Tuesday morning to break loose part of the structure Lee Royal a spokeswoman - for the state Department of Transportation said the dy-namite charge removed a steel section of the bridge weighing 1500 - tons and stretching more than 1000 feet The Sunshine Skyway was closed to traffic for about 10 minutes Cigarette’s camel familiar to youths - A cartoon character used to promote Camel cigarettes ia as familiar to 6-year-olds as Mickey Mouse and has led to a sharp rise in smpking the V! brand among teen-agers studies show The studies found that the cartoon camel called Old Joe and referred to in ads as a 'smooth character” was recognized much more often by children than by adults Herali staff aed wire raperta Burnside: Don’t recall killing my Wife The Bradenton Herald on Tuesday received a collect call from Jamas Bumalde about an hour after asking an official at the Jefferson (Ala) County Jail to tell Manatee -County murder suspect James Burnside that The Herald wished to talk with him' Jail officials said they could not confirm the identity of any caller from the inmate telephone ‘ -v NICK MASON Vif i : Herald Senior Writer ' ' ' Manatee County murder suspect' James Burnside said Tuesday he followed his wife for two months but he also said he does not remember killing her or shooting her coworker in a Bradenton shopping center parking lot in 19881 - “My wife was not Just going to lunch (that day) I had been following her for two months The man (David Otteni) was definitely running around with my -wife” James Burnside murder suspect "All that is completely blank to me” Burnside said when asked whether he killed his wife Annette 24 and shot her companion David Otteni then 44 his wife and Otteni were having an 1 affair -- “My wife was not just going to lunch (that day) I had been follow- " ing her for two months The man was definitely running around with my wife” Burnside said later say-ing he referred to Otteni '- - “I just hate the thought of losing my whola family because some guy i was out for a mod time That is what happened to pie” Burnside eld “(Otteni) was married and 4 had his own family He totally de- -1 stroyed mine" DeSoto Center 600 US 301 Blvd W Burnside 54 declined Tuesday to talk about bis memory of that' day “I can’t gOv into all: that rignt Reached atwork Tueidaypbt1 Annette Burnside was stabbed now” he said ’l don’t want any'-Otteni declined to say whether he I 15 tirnw with a butcher knife and ' more bad publicity I will wait until 'was havingan affair with Annette Otteni was shot in the torso with a I get down there and see what my ' Burnside S v 12-gauge shotgun just before noon attorney advises me” ' v "t - Feb 17 1988 in the parking lot of Burnside said he was convinced SUSPECT Teens have taken over The ‘ Bradenton Herald Once a month that is ' Our new monthly teen sec- -Hon 34206 debuts today It shows what teens are thinking about and talking about Teens came up with ideas and wrote the stories 1 Once a month 34206 will ' be Just for teens So If you’re a teen turn to Page C-1 And If you're not turn to It anyway You’ll learn why it's called-' 34205 - i-nr' The suspect an ex-military to! h i i she even made him lunch before he let ‘ t her go and die contacted police an offi- sniper gave up after about 150 dal said c polce hunted him for hours and but Associated Press businesses closed and residents of CALIFORNIA Mo — A military- this central Missouri town stayed indoors trained sniper suspected of killing three because of what one person called a “grip law officers and a sheriff’s wife surren- dered peacefully Tuesday night after hid- The shootings began at Johnson’s ing forhours in a stranger’s home MwMonday night and happened in authorities said - ' our different places Two victims were He hadn't threatened that woman and bot outside the Mimiteau County Jail and their bodies lay on the street for about eight hours because authorities feared that anyone going' after them would attract more shots' " Outside the jail an officer using a bullhorn warned ms colleagues: "Suspect is a Vietnam veteran He is experioiced in : sniper fire’ ) A family dispute may have triggered the rampage sud John weed the former : husband of Johnson’s wife Jerri He said ToA-11- i" ' Committees in both the House and Senate approved their versions of cuts in the $29 billion state spending plan ' setting the stage for a floor fight today t V ' Associated Preee - ' ’ TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers gathered Tuesday at the Capitol for a weeklong special session -to slash the state budget because of a $622 million tax shortfall and consider a list of government reforms sought by Gov Lawton Chiles The special session called after the state Supreme Court trimmed the powers of the governor and the Cabinet in making the” budget cuts The state’s leaders also are trying to solve revenue problems compounded by the state’s tax structure But a majority of the state’s residents are sharply opposed to imposition of a personal income tax currently barred under the state constitution And Chiles says this is the time for cuts not tax increases Budget-writing committees in both the House and Senate quickly Approved their versions of the cuts in the $29 billion spending plan setting the stage for a floor fight today A conference committee will iron out differences but both plans include sharp cuts of some $250 million in education and $140 million for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services The rest ci the cuts are spread across a variety of government programs and agencies and lawmakers dan to use $90 million in reserve fonds to help offset the shortfall No layoffs are contemplated A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing open government records but House opposition made its fete in a special session uncertain! - ' By 2000 health care bill to reach $1 trillion a year Associated Atom WASHINGTON — Americans will be paying more than a trillion dollars a year for health care by the year 2000 a group that advocates changes in the nation’s health laws said Tuesday The Families USA Foundation said the average family now payi $1 out of every $80 it has for health care compared with $1 of every $11 in 1980 By the end of the century the foundation’s report said the rate will Increase toll of every $6 if present trends continue "This health spending report is bad news for American femlll— and their budgets and shows why health care is going to become a very significant issue in the 1992 elertions” said Ron Pollock executive director of the foundation ‘ Total health spending by families rose from $1555 billion in 1980 to $4561 billion in 1991 and is expected to rise to almost $11 trillion in 2000 a nearly sixfold increase in two decades the report said Out-of-pocket expenses for doctors prescriptions and other items are 32 percent insurance premiums 17 percent the Medicare payroll tax 9 percent and Medicare premiums 3 percent - Average family spending for health care increased 147 percent since 1980 while average family income was increasing 88 percent the report said ’ Hero’s welcome f- Former hostage Terry AiKferson : greets weD-wtshers gathered outside Associated Press headquarters Tuesday In New 7 York to welcome him back from N6)4 years of captivity chalifedln a dark cel With Anderson are AP President Louis Boccardl behind Anderson former - : hostage the Rev Lawrence Jenco with white beard and Anderson's fiancee Madeleine Basal front Man at left is unidentified Anderson was mobbed as he entered the normally placid APbuHdng 77 lobby Details Page AJ ' - i ASSOCIATED PRESS r t & t t 'i r I V

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