The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on July 15, 1989 · 13
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The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida · 13

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FLORIDA NEWS n Pit bull ordinance upheld B-9 D Guard expands drug fight role B-9 The Bradenton Herald Saturday July 15 1989 SECTION no Biradeo River An estimated 300 fish were found dead Thursday in the murky waters near the Evers Reservoir CHRIS DOWNEY Herald Staff Writer The base had eyes the size of quarters and a mouth that could hold a eofthiill But this largemouth will not be a trophy on a den wall Bobby Mills found it floating on the surface of the Braden River on Thursday The water was the odor of coffee with cream At about 12 poimds the fish would have been a sure prize-winner thrashing on the end of a line Belly up and stiff in the late afternoon sun it was another easy target for Mills’ gaff ' i ' An estimated 300 fish were found dead Thursday in the murky waters near the Evers Reservoir The cause is unknown but could be attributed to natural or unnatural causes A Manatee County Pollution Control investigator said he doesn’t plan to take water samples until Wednesday and Thursday when evidence of pollution will likely be gone “If something was done two days ago the stuff is still in the water but chances are it will be gone when we get out there” Tom Larkin said : Larkin said he would probably visit the site on Monday to search for evidence of the hand of man in the deaths FISH To B-2 CARSON BALDWIN Bradenton Herald Some of the estimated 300 dead fish float on the Braden River " Man linked it ' to victim s stolen guns is released Wilbur M Anderson is suspected of selling guns stolen during a 1987 murder in Myakka City Herald staff report f A Mississippi man suspected of selling two guns stolen during the 1987 murder of a Myakka City tomato farm manager was released last month from the Manatee County jaiL ‘Prosecutors asked Circuit iJudge Paul Logan to sign an order releasing Wilbur M Anderson 42 of Shaw Miss on his ' iqwn recognizance on June 20 1 1 Anderson who was arrested June 8 had been held in the county jail in liep of a 3100000 ’bond on two counts of dealing in ftolen property Under Logan’s order Anderson jnust telephone Manatee County Sheriffs Office detectives every other day and cannot leave Manatee or DeSoto counties without Sicourt Approval i The investigator handling the murder of Todd McAfee sheriffs Detective Ned Foy declined to comment about whether Anderson had information about the slaying McAfee’s body was found in August 1987 in a tomato field about two miles away from his residence near the DeSoto County line He was shot at his home Investigators believe the 27-year-old farm manager who collected guns stopped a burglary in progress' in his trailer and was murdered with his own weapons 1 The McAfee case has stumped detectives They have said the stolen guns might be the key to solving the murder ' McAfee’s parents who live in Georgia said they have faith that the detectives will solve the case “We’ve got our fingers crossed and are hoping for the best” said TJ McAfee Todd’s father “We know they are working on several leads” Anderson was taken into custody after Arcadia police found a 30-caliber semiautomatic rifle while arresting Jerry McKie of Arcadia on May 26 The rifle had been stolen from McAfee’s trailer McKie told authorities that Anderson loaned him the rifle as collateral for a $200 loan He also said he bought a' Winchester 12-gauge shotgun — also stolen from McAfee’s trailer — from Anderson for $30 r Water restrictions If your house number ends In 2 4 6 80 or A through M you may water your lawn be- tween midnight and 9 am and between 5 pm and mid night today Car boat and building washing allowed for 10 minutes during the authorized hours CaH Southwest Florida Water Management District 1-800423-1476 for more Information Bugging out JENNIFER TEETER Bf edenton Hwatd Ed Hernandez an employee for Truly Nolen Exterminators doses a flap as the old Manatee County school administration building 215 Manatee Ave W goes under the tent Friday Neighborhood’s new look has residents crying foul The extension of Ninth Street East from 57th Avenue to 63rd Avenue East has opened up a once quiet cul-de-sac and those living there don’t like it KENWYN CARANNA Herald Staff Writer First residents of the former Eighth Street Court East saw the name of their street change Then they watched as the quiet deadend street loiet its identity Its demise has provoked their emotions Residents see change and they don’t necessarily like it Bulldozers have opened the cul-de-sac at ' the end of Eighth Street Court East recently renamed Ninth Street East Residents say the buffer their children 1 had against speeding cars and “crack” cocaine wars also disappeared under the blade at the bulldozers “It was a nice neighborhood We were a little island” said Lori Cooper who lives at 6023 Ninth St W Cooper lives in one of 16 homes that sit on Ninth Street West just north of 61st Avenue East Those homeowners gathered Friday night to discuss ways to preserve their neighborhood Manatee County hiss begun construction to extend Ninth Street East from 57th Avenue to 63rd Avenue East according to traffic engineer Harry MendenhalL Several years ago the county bought easements along the corridor which equal approximately half of the front yards of those homes residents said However the residents say they were misled about the amount of traffic the new road is expected fo handle “They literally snowed everybody on this” said Jean Pastarello who lives at 6016 Ninth St E Cooper who has lived in the neighborhood for 14 years said she and other residents were led to believe the extension would be like another residential street "Yesterday they told us that it’s no longer (designated) a residential street That K9tKStEConnected CARL VAUGHAN Bradenton Herald it was a county highway” said another resident Brenda Thompson ' “They said it waa going to be the main way to get to the airport” Thompson said 1 The neighborhood’ children play base- ball ride bicycles or roller skate in the -street in front of their homes “They use it as a playground” Pastarello said No sidewalks are planned for the neighborhood she added V "None of these kids know what it’s like to live on a street with through traffic” Cooper said as she watched a child wander across the street “We just don’t want to be thrown this and left to pick up the body (of a child)” Cooper said The residents are also concerned that ‘ the extension will bring new access to the already flourishing drug trade in areas ’ around the neighborhood : “It’s going to make it dangerous tor everyone said Robert Gagnon Sr “The ice cream man probably won’t come anymore” Thompson said About a dozen residents signed two peti- tions Friday night to be sent to the county- STREET ToB-5 YMCA pool covering up for cold-weather swimming MARIA DOUGLAS Herald Staff Writer The YMCA pool at 3805 59th St W has gone under cover The eight-lane pod is now domed allowing swimming activities to taka Rlace year round "There is no frill-size indoor pod in Manatee County” David Schrott executive director of the YMCA said “This will be the first” Wednesday the steel support beams were raised by a crane Friday the 85-foot high beams were covered Construction on the dome began about a “People who are serious will swim in anything But people learning need a controlled environment” David Schrott executive director of the YMCA month ago and should be finished by the end of next week Schrott said the final project coat will be between $130000-$150000 The money was obtained through contributions The covering is "like a Teflon coating” Schrott said This fabric which feels like raincoat plastic is self -cleaning Dirt is supposed to run off with the rainwater Sixty-five percent of the sunlight will shine through the 23 000-squa re-foot covering while ultraviolet rays are blocked It wont matter whether the sun shines in the winter or not Water temperature in the winter will be a comfortable 84 de grees Summer temperature will be left up to the sun The walls around the pool will be re-' tractable panels providing the pod with i an outdoor atmosphere when the weather is good “The walls can roll up retract up into' the top” Schrott said “During the summer with the sides up we’ll be an open-air' swimming pooL” Schrott said a study done by the-YMCA’s board of directors showed they! could provide a wider range of aquatic ’ YMCA ToB-3' Stiff fines aimed at steering away errant motorists Effective Monday parking in handicapped spaces double parking or leaving vehicles in a space over the allotted time will cost more MARIA DOUGLAS Harsld Stall Writof The city of Bradenton is trying to change the way people park Effective Monday motorists who park in handicapped spaces double park or leave vehicles in a space over the allotted time will face steeper fines Bradenton Police Department parking supervisor Cal Tresch said stiffer fines are a way of steering motorists down the path of proper parking “It's to get the people off the street and into the lota” Tresch said Under a new state law a ticket for parking in a handicapped space will coat between $100 and $250 Fines! increase Under a new state law a ticket for parking in a handicapped space will cost between $1 and Overtime parkii tickets will cost $5: instead of $2 with al other parking violations costing s 10 CAHL VAUGHAN Bradenton Herald Overtime parking tickets will cost $5 instead of $2 with all other parking violations costing $10 Officials hope the overtime parking ticket increase will persuade people who work downtown to FINES To B-2 State MADD chapters meet to map strategy The groups meet today and Sunday at the Holiday Inn Riverfront Herald staff report Representatives from MADD chapters in Florida will discuss organizational goals for 1989 at a quarterly business meeting at the Holiday Inn Riverfront today and Sunday "We will be discussing and deciding what our goals for the legislative session will be” Susan Larson MADD spokesman said Mothers Against Drunk Driving has already drawn a bead on some of its top priorities and topics they will em phasize in the next legislative session “One of our top priorities next year will be confiscation of cars” Larson said MADD is pushing to have vehicles of people convicted of their third or fourth drunken-driving offense taken away Larson said MADD views driving as a privilege not an absolute right “It went through both Houses (last year) but got tied up in a conference and died before tiie end of the session” she said The public is not allowed in the meeting but may attend a care and share session for victims at 8:30 pm tonight' at the hotel I i I I

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