The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on June 8, 1995 · 15
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Thursday, June 8, 1995
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OPINION Got news? Callus at 745-7000 to EDITORIAL: Enemies of animals 4 LETTERS: New jail criticized 4 COLUMN: Cult of thinness S the section BRADENTON HERALD THURSDAY JUNE 8 1995 Former stalker confesses his lustful ways In 1943 stalking wasn't against the law In fact almost half the students at Simon Grata High School were engaged in stalking just like they were in 1958 at Bobby Ryddl High It was all quite innocent compared to today's stalking which is subject to the criminal code Hie object of my stalking was one Sally Henry and I spent most of my waking hours waiting and watching for Sally at school then following her as long as I could Often my pursuit ended only at the girl’s locker room which in those days was closed to boys Besides the window there was too high for me to look through probably by design When Sally went to her class I would go there too instead of mine You might say I was in love and my grades tumbled and Jten I couldn't finish my shepherd’s pie in the lunchroom - Everyone noticed my condition and one afternoon Mrs Rogenberger sent me to the school nurse which was very embarrassing When I left the nurse Earl Buchanan said to me: “What did she say?” "She said for me to take two cold showers and call her in the morning” I said “Oh I’m sure My guess is that she said you had an advanced case of petticoat fever and the only cure for it is complete victory over and unconditional surrender by the object of your wild almost unnatural desires” Earl said "You are very wise for your - years EarL Now shut up” I said "Look here comes the quarry now Ask her for a date” Earl Guns may tie thieves to death ANNETTE GILLESPIE Herald Staff Writer Manatee County sheriff’s detectives are appealing to gun owners in a search for five guns that might help solve a 1987 murder ' The guns were stolen from the home of Todd McAfee 27 who was found dead Aug 18 1987 in a tomato field near the DeSoto County line He was shot to death Aug 17 at his home and his body was dumped about a mile away GUNS "" To Page 2 L is be Sexual (attack A 14-year-old boy charged with sexual battery in an attack Sunday on a 2-year-old girl sheriffs deputies said Wednesday Details Page 2 Ufe sentence Attorneys for Pauline Zile were elated that she escaped the death penalty Wednesday on charges of murdering her daughter but they barely had time to say so as they began working on an appeal Details Page 6 Auto fee refund The state should pay interest along with court-ordered refunds to 650000 motorists who paid an unconstitutional 295 motor vehicle impact fee attorneys told the state Supreme Court Details Page 6 Stolenweapons ' Manatee sheriffs detectives are searching for the following Items that ware stolen from Todd McAfee’s home between 1986 and 1987 By tracing these name detectives hope to And out who originally stole them That Information could Ink suspects to McAfee's 1987 murder If you own any guns or camera equipment fitting these descriptions or can provide Information please contact Inspector Ed Judy at the Manatee County Sheriffs Office 747-301 1 ExL 2978 9mm semiautomatic handgun nickel finish Taurus aerial number L49769 (or very close to that number)- Stolen In 1987 Smith and Wesson 44-caliber Magnum revolver model 29 nickel plated 6tt Inch barrel serial number N436801 Stolen in 1986 Remington rifle model M742 308-caliber serial number A722 1707 Stolen In 1986 Spanish Mauser rifle serial number is either OT25424 or GT25424 Stolen In 1987 Enfield rifle aerial number 18587 8tolsn in 1987 Also stolen In 1987 from McAfee’s property: Minolta camera body 8RT 101 came with a wide-angle lens serial number 3506615 - BNobra camera lens serial number 2083903 SOURCE: Sheriffs Inspector Ed Judy Suspect found N J inmate charged in 1990 killing TONYATTRINO Hersld Staff Writer Five yean of anguish evaporated for Annette Custer with a telephone call Wednesday morning from Bradenton police detectives The detectives said they found the man who shot to death her son Ralph on May 5 199a “I know that everybody will be relieved” Annette Custer sauL'There were a lot of people who cared for him” Bradenton police issued an arrest warrant charging New Jersey prison inmate Tavaria Jones in Custer’s death Ralph Custer 82 was found shot in the head behind the wheel of an old pickup in the 1200 block of Sixth Street West Jones 23 is serving time in the Garden State Reception Center in Yard villa NJ for receiving stolen property and possession of narcotics authorities said Bradenton police expect to extradite Jones to Manatee County where he will be tried on the murder charge t Jones recently was linked to the murder of Custer said Bradenton police Capt Don Donaghy “Detectives had witnesses in the area that said (Jones) had gone to either New York or New Jersey sometime in the past” Donaghy said “The detectives contacted the Department of Corrections in New Jersey and the suspect was located” Donaghy said Police did not release a motive SLAY To Page 2 When Sally got up to ua I laid to her “Sa Jia JSa JSa ” "Down boy” Sally said "What?” I said "You’re trying to ask me few a data aren't you Howard?” aha said "Why ye ore yes” I said “Well for goodness sake why don’t you just pull yourself together and ask me?” aha laid “All right Will you go out with me Sally?” I said “No” aha said and than walked away giggling "You ware masterful Howard” Earl said "Shut up I have to follow Sally” I said hurrying off after bar I followed Sally almost everywhere that fateful spring until one day while hurrying up the down staircase looking for Sally I bumped into Dorothy Jane Stokes After I had picked Dorothy and her hooka up from the flow I started following her instead or Sally Something wild was in the air those days Hooked one Ofi?S7!§ CARSON BALDWNBradenton Herald The fish were biting Wednesday for David Greenfield visiting the area from Saratoga NY David 5 was fishing with Ns father at the Perico Island bridge He returned hia catch to the water Violence shelter’s money cut SHELLY 8100 Herald Staff Writer An unexpected 25 percent cut in federal funding that has been a mainstay of HOPE Family Servic- as for a decade has officials hoping to raise the money elsewhere The agency recently learned that it will receive 156601 from the federal Victims of Crime Act $18999 leaa than requested Hope Executive Director Ashley Leonard said HOPE a not-for-profit agency' offers free shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence and child abuse as well at a 24-hour crisis hot line The grant pays for two counselors and one advocate who operate the Domestic Violence Treatment Program Mora then 100 adults and 78 children are on HOPE’S waiting ' HOP! To Page 2 I I ' WHO: Hope Family Services Inc WHAT: Information about donations and bequests CONTACT: Hope Executive Director Ashley Leonard or Clinical Director Dr Ed King HOW: Call 747-8499 Groups tackle abuse on legislative grassroots fronts ANNETTE GILLESPIE Herald Staff Writer A citizens group is asking for the community’s help to establish a center where young victims of sexual abuse can go to be interviewed examined and counseled in a nonthreatening environment Such a place would reduce the number of times a child la questioned by authorities about the abuse since only one person would be needed to conduct the interview Other people will be able to observe the interview through a two-way mirror and feed specific questions to the interviewer through an earpiece Members of the Law Enforcement Action Group are going to organize a meeting at a later date and will invite community leaden law enforcement attorneys doctors child advocates and interested residents to talk about making the children’s center a reality “I think Sheriff Charlie Welle would be more than happy to help establish a safe house for the children of Manatee County” said Tanya Burnham a visitor to the group’s meeting Wednesday LAW ! To Page 2 NICK MASON Herald Senior Writer Molesten of yopng children should not be protected from prosecution by time limits set in state law a local dt-lima committee decided Wednesday night Lawmaken Action Group members voted unanimously to call on the state Legislature to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecution at anyone molesting a child age 11 or younger The group intends to find state legisla- pujij tors who will sponsor the proposal during geSer next year’s legislative session Current law requires that prosecution tart within three or four yean after a noncapital crime is reported to police or withm tiuee or four yean after the victim reaches age 16 whichever is earlier The limit is four yean for first-degree felonies three yean for lesser crimes Group members accepted advice from prosecutor Peter TIM To Page 2 KIM ATAMIAN Herald Staff Writer SCAILS is reaching into the community to fulfill a newly developed mission Volunteers with the grassroots Bradenton group — Sexual Abuse Counseling & Referral Services — this week plan to begin distributing information about the group and its goals in dozens of local businesses and public buildings including Manatee County’s public libraries the courthouse and public health unit The group’s mission is to help break the cycle of incest and child sexual abuse by: Enhancing community awareness and Involvement Providing referral services to those affected by sexual abuse i Identifying and developing additional resources Since SCARS formed in February the group has directed nearly a dozen sexual-abuse victims and abusers to free and discounted counseling services available in Manatee County and began a needs assessment to identify services lacking in the community ABUM To Page 2 Activists absent from dolphin study SHELLY WOO -i ni-n - rUfHO oWT wmwr SARASOTA — Animal right activists who promised to disrupt the capture of dolphins for medical studies on Sarasota Bay were not spotted Wednesday the second day researchers from Mote Marine Laboratory took to the water Four dolphins were captured examined and released Wednesday without incident by 4:30 pra Mote spokeswoman Virginia Haley said ”If there was someone out on the water we certainly didn’t see them” Haley said Researchers want to capture 20 dolphins by June 17 to study their health and take blood teeta to determine which pollutants are harmful to dolphins Friends of Animals activist Ban White said ha would remain in the area to try to atop dolphin captures He could not be reached for comment Wednee-s day two messages were left cm his telephone answering machine Good deed pays off Becky Ripo applauds Marquis Daily left and Geoffrey Dravenstatt of Daughtrey Elementary School during a school awards ceremony Tuesday The first-graders last month found more than $100 during a school field trip to Florida Stwfio Theater in Sarasota and promptly turned the cash in ffipo and her husband had lost the money Ripo rewarded the boys each with $25 gift certificates to ToysRUs AL ANOERSONBradanton Herald 4 I J I

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