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V3#22 December 18 1980 weekly issue of the newspaper
V3#22 December 18 1980 weekly issue of the newspaper

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More Stores Named InBay Isles Shopping CenterBuses To RunTo
North
EndTown Loses
LawSuit
Seegel To RunFor Re·election
s
Page1
Youth CenterExpansionPlansExplainedByCa.
t
...
Nine
Unit
CondoOK'dNearBeer Can Island
The
Twd
fthJudicial
Coun
hasdecided thecase
of
the 360Corporation,
Nei
lSaunders, president,
ve
rsus
the
To
wn
of
LongboatK
ey.
Judge Evelyn Gabbie ruled
~a
rly
this
week in
favor
of
the Petitioner (360) andagainsl1heTown
in
thefollowing decision:
Court
Re
versesTown
Inthe Circuit
Coun
of
theTwelfthJudicialCircuit
of
Florida,
in
and
for
Manat
ee
County
360
NorthCorporation,aFloridacorporation.
Neil
Saunders,Presidenl Petitioner,
vs.
H.L.Lovett,
Building-
Inspector
of
theTown
of
Longboat
Key,
Fl
orida,a municipalcorporation
of
theState
of
Florida;andJames
K.
McCall,Mayor, ClaireBell,
Vice
Mayor, RussG.Fernald.
Al
W.Lewin, Sidn
ey
A. Ochs,HenryG.
Rit
er
and Samuel G. Seegel,
(Continuedon Page4)
More Stores Named ForBay IslesShOpping Center
- 
.
Publix and Eckerd
's
will
be having newneighborscomenextyearonthe arcade
be
t
ween
thet
wo
storesintheBayIslesShopping Center
or
the CivicCenterasit
is
alsoknown.
Open InFebruary
Effective nextyear,hopefullybyFebruary,Swan son'sMartinizing dry cleaners
will
open
in
{he
north
west
cornerwith a700square footpick-upsh
op
.Ontheleftside
in
the center
will
beHelga'sfrom Lakeland, a skin therapyfirm, with
1,5OO
squarefeet.Ontheother
si
de,
is
Wolff'sApparel Co.
of
Mi
ss
ouriy';th2500squarefeet
at
the north end, then GlenJewelers
of
Siesta
Ke
y,
United FirstFederalSavingsand Loan,andARSI,the
Ar
vida Realty SalesOffice. Still tocome are shopsabout to be announced
in
thefollowingcategories: a decorator, restaurant,florist, giflsto
re
,shoestoreanda men'sclothingstor
e.
All
of
theseareexpected
(Q
beannouncedwithin·a
few
days.
Valentine's
Day
The target date for opening
is
expected to be
in
February.
An
Arvidarepresentative thoughtthat Valen tine'sDaywouldbe an
id
eal
limt
forthemall to open,
if
it
were possible.
See
Pagel1
Episcopal
Mission
Appoints
Fulltime VicarCommissioner
SeegelTo
R~n
For Re·election
24
CommissionerSamSeegel to
ld
The
Obsen·er
onTuesday
that,
"Iplan
10
takeout papersfor
re
election,dueprimarilytothetremendouspressure from residentsonLongboat
Key.
I
had not imend
ed
10
runagain,but
I
feel
I
Owe
it
totheTown." Mayor
Ken
McCall and Commissioner Tac
Ri
terhavealreadytakenout theirpapersfor re election.The papers
mu
st be filedwiththeTown Clerk
by
January 5th.So far, there has beenno o
ne
10
opposethe three incumbent
-s.
TuesdayWorkshopAndMeeting Runs Late
WhiletheAn
sel
transfer
of
density took upmuch
of
thelime
on
Tuesday.theCommissioners alsodiscussed a lot
of
other subjects
in
the Workshopfrom2
-4:
10p.m.
and
in
theSpecialMeetingat
4:10.
(Continued on
Page
25)
Town Meeting DrawsLarge Audience
Therewere
few
importantpeoplenotaltheregular Commission meeti
ng
lastWednesday nighl,
at
lea
SI
in
terms
of
developers andTownHalldevotees.And
fOr
good reason.The meetingconcernedsome
of
thethorniestissuesf
aci
ngtheTownandsome
of
them mayhavebeenresolved, nottothe liking
of
many
in
theaudien
ce
.
No
Topless
Entertainment
Firstcamesomereadings
of
proposedOrdinances,all
of
which wereapproved.Ordinance80-15repealed7
9-2
concerning an energy code,and 80-10prohibited top
less
entertainment
in
estab
li
shments
of
Longboat
Ke
ythat
al
so
se
rve alcoholic be
ve
rages.
Wh
enquestioned aboutthetie-in withliquorlaws,TownCounsel Welch Whitesellsaidthatthe terminology
of
theOrdinance has withslOodthe test
of
thecourts
in
otherlocationsbut that
he
wasn'tsure if
it
wouldhold up
if
he
cha
ngedit.The langua
ge
wasratherspecificinterms
of
areas
of
theanatomythat could notshown, but TownClerkJane Poolread
it
aloud andeveryo
ne
washappywhenshe hadfinished.
(
Conllnu
edon Page
3)
SERVING
THE KEYS
BI
RD/ST.
ARMANDS/
LI
DO/LONGBOAT
KEY
PLUMBING
-
o
366-4555
Se,
P
age
1
Se.
Page'
Transfer OfDensityTentativelyApproved
SeePage
1Dr.William Carter,preslde
nl
01
theYo
uth
Center,sddress· Ing
IheTo
wn
Co
mmission.
Commission
ApprovesAnsel Transfer
HourWasLate
Thehourwasabout5:30 p.m., but Attorney Michael Furen(for
hi
scliem,Jerome
B.
Ansel)andtheTown
of
Longboat
Key
finally agreed onterms for the swapping
of
some
17.5
acres
of
landto theTo
wn
in
returnforpermission to transfer
75
unitsto the land An
se
lowns ont
he
Gulf (betweenthePlayers Cluband Beachpla
ce
).The endresult
of
the agreement, reachedTuesday,
is
that negotiations haveconcludedandeveryone agrees, but they
still
havetodraw up, agreeto,andsign legal documents confirmingit all.Vote
Was
4-2
TheCommissionerswere all presentexcept
Ta
cRiter,but thevotewas
4-2
infavorand his assumed
ne
gativevote would have not madethe difference. ClaireBe
ll
andRu
ss
Fernaldcastthenegativevotes. While bothsidesareoptimistic, bothsidesare also waryand forthenext
few
weeks,thestepstoimplement theagreement
will
be taken verydelicately.N
either
Side
Won
Nei
th
er
sidecan claim a victory.Bothsidescom promisedandmade largeconce
ss
ions.but the
"bo
llomline"
is
asfollows:
TheAgreemen
t
1.
Ansel
will
give totheTownthefollowing land:17.5 acres
of
landonthe
Ba
ysi
debetweenSI.Jude
's
andGulfBayR
oa
d,
of
wh
ic
h 5.2 acresis submerged.He also
will
givetwoseparate5 foot easementsto theGulf, plus White
Key
(31
acres),thesmaller islandnamed Patience
Is
land (7.3acres),a 60foot casement tothe
(Continued on
Pa
ge
3)
 
Pago
2
The
Longboat
Observer
524
Gult
Bay Road
longboat
Key
,
FL
33548
Te
lephone:
(813) 383·5509
Owned
locall
yand
published
everyThursday for theI
nformation
and entertainment of the
gr
e
ater
LongboatKey are
a.
Publisher
&
Edito
r
......
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..
Ralph B.
Hunt
er
Arts
&
Entertainment
Editor
.
•...
.••Kevin DeanFeature Editor
.....
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Blair
Photo Editor
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Dave
Gruber
Photo
Journalist
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... Jack Hoffman
"All
freegovernments
...
arein reality governments
by
public opinion and
if
is
onthe quality
of
this
public
op
inion thattheirprosperity depends
..
James Russell Lowell
THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER Is a
community
·oriented paper drawing on the talents
of
Longboat residents.
If
you have
thetime
andthe
inclination
,and you areinterested
in
help·ing provide
well written
,positive
articles
on
locat subjects, we
will
be happy to review your
copy for publication
.When printed, we'll gladly give you a by·
line
.
Town Administration
Informatio
n:
383·3721T
own
Manager
..
.
.....
.
...........
G.
WayneAligireTown Clerk
..
.
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.JanePoot Directorof Public Works.
............
AlbertT. Cox,Jr. Finance
Director.
. . . . .. ...
......
WalterSchmi
dt
Police Chief
..
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...........
.Wayne
C.
McCammon
Fire
Chief
..
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.
..
...........
..
Robert BullardBuildingInspector
.....•..
...
........
HerbertLovettTown Attorney
...........
..
......
I.W.Whitesell,J
r.
Town Commissioners
(Meet every Tuesday
at
2 p.m.
fo
r
wo
rksessi
on
,and
the
fi
rstWednesday nightofeachmonth
at
8p.m.)Dist. 1
...
. . . . . . . . .. .
....
Cl
ai
re
C.
Be
ll
,
V.
MayorDist.2. .... .
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.SamuelE Seegel Dist.3
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Sidney
A.
OchsDist.4........ • .. .
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J.KennedyMcCall, Mayor
Dis1.
5
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Russ Fernald
At
L
g.
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AI
Lewin
Henry
G.
Riter
Zoning Board
of
Adjustment
Emil
M.
Seifert,Chair
ma
n
Louis
E.Dean
J.
HunterGibbons E
M.
WojtasikCha
rl
es
T.
la
ceyFrank
C.
MocklerCharl
es
E.Ritter
Planning
&
Zoning Board
Gen. J
ames
Ed
mund
son
,Chrm
n.
Eugene BossertGeor
ge
GoodridgeT
ho
masH.J
ones
Ray
StaleyW.J.Moffett Wilbur Mu
llin
J
ames
Ri
mi
erT
heo
d
ore
L.
Sedwick
Longboat
Key
Town Directory
TheT
own
Officesareloc
ated
in
the
Municipal Complexnear
the
ce
nter
ofthe
Key.
WhileL
ongboa
t
Key
is
in
Sarasota County (southhalf),and Manatee County(northhal
f),
it
hasits
own
towngovernment, andits
own
Post Office
(zip
33548) locatedon
the
northend
ofthe
is
land
on
CedarStreet. The Postmaster isHelenHolt. Telephone383-2101. PoliceRescue
Fire
Em
ergency383-3727383-3727383·3727Non-Eme
rg
en
cy383-3738383-1592383-1592
~----------------
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---~
If
you would
like
to
subscribe
to THEOBSERVER
for
one
full
year,
just fill
in
the following
and mail
it
to
us with
a
check for
$12.Name
______________________
_
Address
____________________
_(Canadian
sub
scr
ipti
o
ns
,$16.)
---------------------~
THE LONGBOAT
OBSERVER
Kahncerns
By Jack Kahn,Sr.
(JackKahn,Sr.,guestcolumnist,isaretired hosiery
and
TV
executi
ve,
former
owner-manager
of
the FarHorizons, longtime residem
of
Longboat Key
and
anarch conservative
in
Ihings political,)
Busing
Atlonglast theCongresshas realizedthat no one wantsbusing withtheexception perhaps
of
theSupreme
Court
and afew
~
notall-black leaders. Caughtin
the
maelstrom
of
th
is
monstrousmistakeweretheschool.childrenthemselves.Th
ey
becamepawnsin a
ga
mesponsored bythe
Ju
st
iceDepart ment whose actions in recentyears so
rro
wfu
ll
yhave
be
endictatedbypoliticalexpediencyrather
than
byc
ommon
sense.In reality alUndividuals involved directly in thecon sequences
of
the infernal belief that racialbalancecould
be
achievedbybusinghavetobedissolutionedbythe concerted action
of
parentsopposed
to
it
from theverybeginning.Blacksdidnotwan! busing,whitesdidnot wantbusing
and,
if
the childrenwereconsulted. their voices
too
w
ould
resound a distinct
"no."
Thereareinnumerableexamples
of
racialbalancealready
ha
v
in
gbeenachieved bythosewhonormallywent
to
schoolintheirdi
st
rictswhowalked
or
weredriven bytheir paren!s
or
bi
cycled
or
even
took
public
transportation.The
black
ma
yors
of
LosAn
ge
le
s,Detroit,Birming ham
and
Newarkha
ve
succeeded in breakingdown the color barriers.They were not busedcrosstown yetthey exercise
the
responsibilities
of
their office
in
noto
nl
y acompetent
manner
but also
in
treatingalltheirpopulace alike.Amat
eur
as well as professionalathletes
of
allcolors know in
order
to win theremu
st
be teamwork. They cavort in victoryinamanner thaieven themost a'rdent enthusiast for racial balancecouldhave hopedfor.Indefeat theyare alldejectedalike.
No
imbalancethere. Oncethe barriers
of
participationwere removedina
ll
areas
of
life,commerce, s
port
s,theater,communica tion, theracial balancewasachievedpractica
ll
y overnight.
Of
course,thereare exceptionsandtherewill
COn!inue
10
be.Alo
ca
lone, forexample, isthatthe
re
isa
bar
in
Sarasota
that refusesto servewhites. Inmanyareasthroughout the United Statesblacksdo havea justifiablecomplaint.Theschoolswhichwere constructed inpredominan!lyblack neighb
or
h
oods
didnotmeasu
re
upto
tho
se
which wereconstructedin
pr
edominantly white neighb
orhood
s,
but
thathappened
ye
ar
sago.
It
isn't
happening todayand thosethat are beingremodeled
ar
ebeingbrought up
10
date
and
(Co
nt
inued
on
page
~1)
Art Critic
Praised
De
ar
Editor:Th
ank
you somu
ch
forKevin
Dean's
kindcommentsin regard
to
our
exhibitions. It
's
a pleasure
to
r
ead good,
cl
earandthoug
h
tfu
lwritinginthenewspaper. So often we
are
subjected
to
gibberish
and
pseudo inte
ll
ectualism.Longboat
Ke
yisfortunate
to
havea young
ma
n
of
his
ca
liber initsmidst.
Sincerely,PatFriedbergLongboatKeyEditor'sNOle:
Thank you foryour kind remarks.
Report From
'"
ANDY IRELAND
8th Di
strict
Congres
sman·
Florida
Bill
Si
gned
To Clean UpChemical Waste
Sites
A b
ill
signed
ted
.
'
creatingasuperfund
of
$1.6
bill
ion
to
clean upchemicalwaste
si
teswillbe significantforphosphate reclamationareas,according
to
Congressman AndyIreland (D.,Fla.), whos
uppor-
tedthe su
perfund
duringeachstepofthelegislative process.I
re
l
and
said thenewsuperfund
will
come intoplaywhenevera determinationismadethat a
hazard
existsonreclaimedland. According to the
Cou
ns
el
of the SenateEn
vi
ronmen
tandPubl
ic
WorksCommittee and
{he
legal
staff
of theEnviron
menta
lProtectionAgency.Irelandsaid,the wording
of
the Superfund Act and
the
Bevilamendment
to
theResourceConservation.and RecoveryActmake
it
possible
to
apply
the
provisions
of
theSuperfund Act
to
reclaimed
phosphateland.
should
the
EPA
AdminislratOrdeterminethata hazardexists. "In plainEnglish,this meansthat funds can bemade available
to
reclaimedland areasif
that
landisfound
to
be a hazard.
No
hazardshave been officially recognized
to
this
date,"
Irelandsaid."Iam pleased
to
have playeda
part
in passing
th
isimportant
legi
sl
ation."
December18
,1980
Everyone's Estate
By Dr.Howard A.Rumpf
(Howard
Rumpf
is ataxconsultanl,teacher, aU/hor, economist,presidenl
of
IheFederalion
of
he LongboatKey condominiums
and
a resident
of
Sea
GateClub).
Saving Legal Fees
Canyoureducethe l
eg
al fees
of
yourestate?
Ye
s,
in
twowa
ys
(I)
pr
ovidey
our
attorney
witt
-"
.:-ta
ils
of
yourgrossestate
and
(2)provide
a
amilY"'i'r.--<See next article).Timeis one
of
the essentialfactors
in
determining
theamount
of
thelegal fee(and
ot
her professional
fe
es).The
amount
deductible an an expense
of
the estateis
the
reasonable
amount
actuallypaid,
or
anam
ount
whichmaybe
rea
sonablyexpected
to
be paid. Thus.the mor
C'
timethe
attorney
(and other professionalpeople)have
to
spend
on
thedetermination
of
the
grossestate,the higher
the
fee.
The Gross Estate
Inaddition
to the
basicinf
orma
tion
of
n
ame
,ad dress,name
of
spouse,namesand addresses
of
beneficiaries,l
ocat
i
on
of
will (and
tr
ustagreemen!s,
if
any),
name and
addresses
of
executor, trustee,guar dians
(if
required), Social Security
number
s,prior marital history,
the
followingdetails shouldbe given: Realestate-general description,location; con dominiumsowned, includingresidencecondominium. Stocks-exactname;
numb
er
of
shares,
par
value,cost
or other
ba
sis.Name
of
broker
and add
ress.Bonds·exactname,number
of
bond
s,facevalue,in terest rate,
matu
rity
dat
e,taxable
or
exempt, coupondates.Brokera
nd
address.M
or
tgages
and
notesreceivab
le
-name
of
panies,amount,
interestrate, maturity date,location
of
property.Z Cash -including
C.O.'s.
moneymarket funds checking,saving,description,l
oca
tion
of
bank,due
date
s, interest
rate
s.Note:
If
the aboveitemsare jointlyowned,
ind
icatewithJT.Business -
partne
rshipinterest-generaldescription, buy-sell agreement,
if
any; location
of
documents.
Ot
her asset
s·
furniture; jewelry·.description, where located.
Floa
t
er
policies,otherinsurance. Transfersduring lifeti
me·
details
of
gifts,c
op
ies
of
gift taxreturns. Powers
of
Appointment
-Trusts-Details,location
of
documents. Mortgagespayable-To whom payable, address, proper
ty
covered,i
nt
erestrate,
amount
due,
date
of
matu
rity.Debts-
Towhom
payable,
amount,other
details.Charitable;
ot
herspecificbequests-Provided for in
wi
ll
orot
herdocuments;
amount.Oth
er inform
at
i
on
-L
ocation
of
cemetery pl
ot,tomb
stone,perpetualcareagreement,cremation
or
burial; incometax returns (fiveyears).
Along
State Street
.
By
JOHN SLACK
Special
10
TheBostonHeraldAmerican Reprinted wi
th
permission
011
Prices Are Moving, So Are Prices Of
011
Stocks
"For
oil
company
shareholders, thepasttwo
ye
ar
shavebeenso
good,
it'salmost frightening." Manyinvest
or
swould agreewi
th that
statementbyThomasC. Stakem,Jr:whoisan oil industry analyst with B
oston's
David
L.
Babson
Co.
AsStakem points
out, the
lasttwo ye
ar
shavebeenvery
good to the
oilstocksintheinvestors' portfolios despitepolitical up heavals,Midd
le
East fighting,
and,
mostrecently,
Canad
ianand
Br
itish government moves to
take
biggerslices
of
the oil
compa
nies'pie. Often duringthis year'slong rallytheoilstockshave beenthemark
et's
onlystrong group.Onsuch
oc~
casions,
stre
ngthlimited strictly
to
the o
il
s becameatechnicalwarningsign
that
a marketcorrection was due. But aftereachspell
of
pr
ofit
taking the
group
camebackstronger
than
ever.As Stakem
ana
lyzesthestockgr
oup,
much
of
the
expansionin the
ma
r
k~t
values
of
oilstockshasstemm
ed
fromthefactthat·world oilpriceshaveresumed their rise, domesticpriceshave moved up even faster,andthe int
ernatio
nal politics s
urroundin
g oil
imports
havegrownmurkier and murkier.Buleven
though
a
19
-c
ompan
yaverage
of
majo
ro
il
companieshas risen206percent
si
nce1978, avalueincrease
of
m
orethan
$140billion, Stakemsays
the
increase
is
not alarming whenthe increase
is
co
mparedwiththeassels behind it. Even ifall
of
theincrease
is
attributed
to
highervaluation
of
domestic oilandgasreserves,
it
amounts
to
~
no
morethan a few dollars per barrel. Citing
one
e'xam-.. pie, Stakem says current stock marketcapi'talizations
-'
representa
"pr
i
ce"
on U.S. reserves
of
c
::-
lv
::tbout
$5
4>
.:-
barrel.
,.
,..
Stakemsavsthat
many
inveslOrs
have
'·bl:~.,f
n
O
askiftheriseino:i
company
shareshasgone
100
far,
or
if
it
can
be
expected
10
continue.B
ul
whenyou
compare
whatyou pay
to
what
yo
uget,
he
saysoil
"bought"
onthestock markelstill looksa whole lotcheaperIhanthe valuesput on
it
elsewhere.Looking
ahead,
Stakem says
it
alreadyhas becomeincreasingly apparent thatworldoil suppliesare
bound
IContinued
on
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