The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on April 1, 1993 · 15
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Thursday, April 1, 1993
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wo) - i V — w WU— 'I V V V V-N -The Bradenton Herald i' v: T ff Four of a kind You could tell ' ft was spring by boys’ hungry look Spring is hen at last - and young men should be lightly turn- ing to thoughts of love as the ' poet said But that was something that happened in an earlier more innocent time when a ' glimpse of petticoat in the spring could send a boy reeling Today love has become sex and it’s a year-round thing In my youthful days a boy waited for spring to start thinking about girls That was when the sap started running in him as well as in trees : " 1 1 In the spring of 1940 my sap' started boiling for Sally Henry the most popular girl in our class at Gillespie Junior High I started my April campaign for a date with Sally by saying many nice things to her For instance one day in the school lunchroom I said: “Sally you smell very nice today” "That’s the shepherd’s pie you’re smelling” she said -"This shepherd’s ' pie smells good all right but I think you smell better Did you do your hair ' last night? It smells like pure Vermont maple syrup” I said "Is that all you can talk about shepherd’s pie and maple syrup?” the said ' "Well if you like tomorrow we can talk about the hot dogs and sauerkraut” I said "And Friday we can talk about the' creamed chipped beef on toast is that it?” she said ' "Look) Sally let’s cut out this nonsense talk You know my sap is up and running over for you” I "How crude you talk” she said - "Saturday is meatballs and spaghetti” I said y "How romantic” she said ’ "I can’t help it Sally I’m crazy !about you It’s spring and you know what happens to young men when spring comes” I juidi i "Down boy” she said' ! "You can’t defy nature Sally it’s what makes the world go ’round” I said "Will you take me out to dinner if I give you a date?” she asked - "You can have anything your little heart desires as long as it’s peanut butter and jelly sandwiches” I said "So the way to your heart is through a peanut butter and jelly sandwich Is that all you think of me?” she said "Let’s face it Sally True love is fine but a growing boy needs lots of food” I said ' ' “Will you bring me candy on our date?” she asked "We’ll share a Zagnut bar” I said ' CHRSMKULABradenton Herald Four young sailors from left Nick Watson 11 Chandler Varkri 12 Kenny Lynch 1 1 and Richard Bittner 1 2 enioy a cruise in an old saiboat on Wares Creek near Manatee Avenue 'Weston Tuesday ' ' v f 4 : - 1 i ' 3 A 1- V t I r T James Burnside is in the Manatee County jail awaiting trial on charges he stabbed his wife to death in 1988 MEGAN MCNEILL Herald Staff Writer The picture painted of murder suspect James Burnside through nearly 600 pages of prosecution information shows a man intent upon threatening stalking and seeing his wife dead Annette Burnside a 24-year-old mother of two was stabbed to death Feb 17 1988 in the parking lot of De Soto Center shopping plaza 600 US 301 Blvd W A co-worker David Otteni was shot and seriously wounded Burnside now 66 was a fugitive for nearly four years before being arrested in Alabama in a gunfight with FBI and Shelby County sheriffs deputies He now is in the Mans County awaiting first-degree -murder and attempted firit-degree murder charges Witness statements taken by Manatee County1 sheriffs detectives indicate that : Burnside told several people in dif- ferent settings that he wanted his estranged wife to die Robert James told that Burnside offered a 28-foot ’ sailboat if "I get his wife wasted” James said this conversation took I place in a local bar while both men were drinking 1 James a construction employee' who had hired Burnside as a car pentor fired him that night ' Three days before Annette' BURNSIDE toh: 4 A 4 t- Algae bloom blamed for smelly city water 8AM STARNES Herald Staff Writer i An algae bloom in the Evers Reservoir is blamed for a musty odor in the city of Bradenton's water this week Not to worry Public Works Director Earl Crawley said Wednesday City water remains safe to drink and use Crawley said The algae is harmless to water users and should be removed from the water sometime today or Friday he said Crawley said the rise in temperature Monday night caused a "turnover” of the reservoir’s water where water on the bottom of the reservoir rises to the top The water movement within the reservoir prompted the algae bloom he said City residents began detecting the unpleasant odor in the water Tuesday The odor from the algae is more noticeable in hot water than cold water Crawley said Crawley said city workers are treating the algae bloom at the reservoir with a copper compound to kill the bloom Workers also are using carbon to remove algae from the water at the water treatment plant before it is pumped to city residents and businesses he said Man who pleaded self defense convicted of murder Manuel Garcia shot at Homero Gonzalez six times The first five shots missed The sixth struck Gonzalez in the head CARLOS GALARZA Herald Stall Writer Manuel Garcia was convicted at first-degree murder Wednesday by a Manatee County jury that rejected his claims of self defense Garda 23 then was sentenced by Circuit Judge Paul Logan to life in prison without parole for at least 26 years the minimum sentence for first-degree murder Prosecutors did not ask for the death penalty against Garcia for the Aug 22 shooting death of Homero Gonzalez 31 of Bradenton outaide a bar near Palmetto Bad blood between members of the Garcia and Gonzalez families nearly boiled over after Garcia was convicted and sentenced As Manuel Garcia was being fingerprinted members ‘of the Gonzales family got up to leave the courtroom A brother of Gonzales cleared his throat stared and smirked at Garda One of Garcia's brothers followed Gonza- let’s brother out of the courtroom A bailiff then stepped between the two men Manuel Garda 308 11th St Drive W Palmetto turned down an offer from the State Attorney’s Office before trial to plea to a manslaughter charge defense attorney Henry Wilson said "If Manuel had accepted that he would have probably gotten about 12 years (in prison) and served only seven” Wilson said "There was no doubt in Manuel’s mind that he had shot the victim in self defense” Assistant State Attorney Bruce Lee said the only offer made to Garcia was for a plea to second -degree murder Lee said Garcia could have been sentenced to 27 years in prison on that charge Trial testimony revealed that Gonzales instigated a fight with Garda who was at the bar with two brothers celebrating the birth of a daughter In closing arguments to the jury Wilson portrayed Homero Gonzales as a 6-foot-tall 240-pound bully who picked on Garcia once toooften The two men had worked at a Palmetto packing house but Manuel Garcia quit his job after Gonzales knocked him out with a punch to the mouth "Manuel begged this bully to leave him alone” Wilson said "Manuel and his broth ers were in their vehicles ready to leave the bar” GARCIA ToB-3 Teen arrested in rape of 79-year-old woman E Deputies said they believe Chad Bowen also raped a 68-year-old woman but he was not charged in that case KIMDUTRA Herald StoH Writer A 19-year -old Bradenton man was arrested Tuesday and charged with breaking into the home of ar 79-year -old woman while she slept threatening her with a knife and then raping her the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday Chad Alan Bowen 7462 Broughton St was charged with sexual battery false imprisonment and riding a bicycle in the area of Whitfield Avenue and Shepard Street about 1:16 am Tuesday Bowen was stopped and questioned because deputies thought he matched the burglary for the March 23 attack in south Manat atee County He was held in Manatee County jail Wednesday night in lieu of $88£16 bond Deputies said they believe Bow en also raped a 68year-old woman Monday on Monday but they did not charge him srith that crime Bowen admitted the first attack but denied attacking the second woman deputies said "We still believe the same person did both (crimes) but we'rs not certain” said Dave Bristow spokesman for the sheriffs office "There are a lot of similarities both in the method and what he did Inside the residences” A patrol deputy spotted Bowen rapist’s description He was arrest-‘ iter ' Bowen faces as many as 66 years in prison and as much as a $25000 fine if convicted of the three felonies He has a court session scheduled April 30 Bowen raped the 79-year-old woman in her Whitfield Heights home after removing a screen from a front window deputies reported Once inside her home he took an undetermined amount of money from the woman’s purse and then entered her bedroom as she slept Deputies said Bowen woks the woman threatened to cut her throat with a knife and then raped her He left immediately afterward The crime is similar to one repented about 1:20 am Monday A 68-year-old woman told deputies that an 18- to 20-year-old man broke into her house cm 69th Avenue West and raped her In that Incident the man got into the house through a utility room window deputies said IB Indian groups still plan protest American Indian groups still plan to protest ration's Grand Parade this the De Soto Celebration's year despite amicable discussions at a public forum Wednesday Darryl Barking Dog of the American Indian Issues and Action Committee said his group wants organizers to commit to change the celebration’s name nezt year Details Page B-3 Ron & Ron say ‘See ya That morning cup of coffee just wont be the same anymore Radio personalities Ron A Ron who charmed local listeners 6-10 am weekdays ended a five-year reign at WYNF-FM (949) radio station in St Petersburg on Monday Details Page B-2 Corrections Water will be turned off 6-8 am today at Mount Vernon Shopping Center and Mount Vernon Condominiums along Cortes Road while crews move a water pipe A list of unsolved murden in Manatee County in Sunday’s Bradenton Herald should have stated that Barbara Jean Robelen 37 was reported missing Oct 23 1978 Her body was found Christmas Eve morning 1978 INDEX Deetha B-2 Road closings B-3 Public records B-3 State news B-6 legislature news B-B World news B-9 Editorials B-4 Health-care reform must let petlents choose Health-care providers hsve virtual oold mine TOM SHANNAFELTSpacM to The HwaM Rescuers help free Bryant C Wilcox 25 who was pinned in the accident II Man killed when pickup hits truck £ CARLOS GALARZA — - itsji — M8rW0 SUIT WnWr One man was killed and another injured seriously when a Ford pickup truck struck the rear of a boom truck on New US 301 about a quarter-mile north of Whitfield Avenue mi Wednesday night Identification of the dead man was withheld by the Florida Highway Patrol pending notification of nezt of kin Three men in the boom truck were traveling about 40 mph when the accident occurred about 9:15 pm troopers reported Bryant C Wilcox 25 of 231 30th Ave EL Bradenton drove his 1992 Ford Ranger at an excessive speed into the back of a boom truck said Lt David McCarter at the highway patrol Wilcox was in critical condition at Mans-' tee Memorial Hospital with head and chest injuries late Wednesday He had been pinned by his overturned pickup The boom truck with a hydraulic hoist" used for trimming and pruning trees burst into flames after the crash The driver of the boom truck was identic tied si Steven Neil Barefoot 32 of Sarasota ' One of the two passengers wu JR Vanli-: den 28 also of Sarasota Barefoot and Van-liden received minor injuries McCarter said ' Vanliden and the dead man were riding on top of the boom truck when the accident occurred The fatality wu the 10th traffic death in Manatee County this year There were 25 traffic deaths in the county last year : fcjzmaf — w -T Ll ' i rf” i' J dJa'riT rifllFi I

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