to s X3 E \ Our Comment Giving Thanks Thanksgiving is more than a football game, a large meal, or even a day off to catch up on your sleep or make up your shopping list for the coming holiday season AH of those are great things to do on this day, if that is what you wish to give thanks for. Most of all, though, Thanksgiving should be a spe cial day to reflect on what we have accomplished in the pasLyear and why being here, without war and without fear for personal liberty, makes being an American so important*.^ This year, our special national day of Thanksgiv ing comes at a time of when we, as a nation, have just experienced another attempt to ease the interna tional tensions that sweep the world. The summit meeting between President Reagan and General Sec retary Gorbachev cannot be expected to resolve the differences between their two nations. But meeting, face to face, with the promise of more meetings, can only be regarded as a hopeful sign. Small agreements L-ean be of great importance in a world that teeters on I the) edge of self-destruction. I To this national Thanksgiving, each person can atdd something special to be thankful for It could be something as large as a table full of family and friends or something as peaceful as a day of quiet solitude to refresh a burdened heart Sunshine-And A Few Clouds Notes Off The Cuff As the col&zfraijier arrives, some of us think <>f the warming breetes of Florida This on-the-spot report may make\ou think more kindly of rush hour on RL 69CTand the full parking lots that hate already appeared around the shops here Mr Clark is the former dean of the Schtx*! of Journalism at Syracuse I 'nuersity and has probably/ gone south to terrorize the senutr tennis playem u tth his ahtl tt\ By Wesley C Clark If you are thinking about escaping the cold the snow and the ice this winter by driving to Florida here are some things you may want to consider • By November 1 permits for 55.000 RV and mobile home hookups had already been issued in just Charlotte and Manatee counties alone Those are counties on the West Coast and encompass such places as Port Charlotte and Bradenton That many permits means better than 100.000 new and temporary residents And the busv months are still ahead • Thi J morning and afternoon traffic rush hours no longer exist in Tampa like from 7 to H a m and from 5 to 6 p m Now it is the morning and after noon rush The highways are jammed from 6 30 to nearly 10 in the morning and from .1 30 to after 7 in the evening • Traffic hack ups three and four miles long hap pen five days a week on the two lane state farm to-market roads leading off the interstate^ in the Tampa area The traffic isn t quite as bad farther south in communities like Sarasota and Fort Mevers but hark up> of a mile «»r twu are common every da> affairs • If you fl> and rent a car the national rental agencies inform you that vou are responsible for the first $3 000 in damages to am car you rent They push insurance at $7 95 a dav That's about S.t (KM) on an annual 1» JM» Route 75 which comes from the Midwest down the length of Florida to Naples was designed to lake, some of the traffic ofTof Route 41 It probabK has. but the four lanes on 41 are still heavilv travelled Come January the experts expect bumper to bumper traffic 16 hours a day from Tampa to Naples That's almost as far as from here to the Big Apple Which means that if your favorite Shopping Center or watering hole is on the other side of 4 1 you'd better plan on an hour for that 10-minute drive Apartments and motel rooms are getting scarce and most of them have upped the rent You could probably do better trying to set up housekeeping in some of the vacant office space. With 25 per cent of the office space in South Florida vacant, there are some real bargains • It is almost impossible to get your car up to TOO miles an hour anymore on Florida's favorite rac mg strip — the 100-mile straight stretch from Naples to Miama through the Everglade* known as Alligator Alley The Alley has been widened, but traffic is so great that the only folk* who floor the gas pedal anymore are the dope run* ners trying to escape the Feds • That's the West Coast report The East Coast is probably even more of the same with the hazard ul a foreign language thrown in the closer you rom«- to Miami • But not to worry The hurricane season is o\er Mostly the weather is balmv and the bearhe* lovely, overflowing with gorgeous people in swim suits, offset now and then by a person who over flows last year's swim suit • Have a nice Thanksgiving and don't eat too much turkey or you won't be having an\ turke\ hash next week The wilJouv crown the final days of fall with a golden glorv Always late to fall this year the »1 1 low leaves have remained on the tree* with great tenacity • If vou have a willow tree m vour yard you know that then- * not much satisfaction in raking You rake and rake and wind up with a pile of slivers and when vou look back at what w>u it- done you see golden slice.- of leaves winking back at vou from among the blades of grass • Maple leaves on the other hand give you a big bouncy pile a testimony to your diligence • One thing is sad though the laws governing air pollution forbid >ou to burn leaves thereby robbing the neighbor hood of that sweet smell that once sign ified fa 11 And there a re too few horse chestnut trees left so children cannot have the satisfaction of hearing the sharp \pop\ that the nut gives when placed carefully in the center of a leaf fire As usual the office discussion centered around\ turkey this week How big what kind of stuffing and leftovers One ver diet was that if vou re going to cook a turkev you might as well o»»k at least a 20 -pounder h«- cause then you'll have enough for leftovers It dndnt seem to make anv difference whether vou are having eight or lb' lor dinner leftovers seemed essen tial and at least a 2<>- pound bird was needed • The verdict on frozen or \live\ is not so clear Each type has its partisan and there is apparently no cross-over as the pollsters would say • The issue of \when to eat\ de pends on family priorities A meal after the final whistle of the favorite foodball game has the benefit of allowing the cook to sleep in • That is of special benefit to re porters who have meetings to cover on Wednesday night Supervisor-Elect 'Hitting The Books' ALL ABOUT TOWN I*, o = a O VOO GAIN ONE MORE POUND, BOB. AND I'LL. BE FORCED TO INITIATE AM ENVIRON' MENTAL. IfvAPACT STOPV\ After Robert Miner lost the 19S3 supervisors race in Pom pe> he said he'd never run again but following hi!» November *> election totht position he is now busy preparing himself fur his new job The more I get into it. the more glad I am that 1 did run Maybe 1 can't solve all of the problems, but HI try.\ he says Mr Miner a Democrat, re ceived 863 votes Incumbent Re publican Carl Dennis received 726 votes The new supervisor is now \hunting around\ for people to fill the positions of town atlor ney. accountant and budget di rector He claims that not too many people have applied His first appointment will go to El ixabeth Shedlock. as deputy supervisor She was previously th# town clerk and was re elected this year to her fifth term on the Tow-n Board Other positions that the town board will have to fill include constables, clerks, and possibly a building inspector Mr Miner plans to work closely with whomever is ap pointed accountant He says. \The accountant will be my sec retary If he can keep things straight. 1 can \ A 30 year resident of Pompey. Mr Miner and his wife KatHenne run Case's Inn on Rt 20 \She tried to convince me to run again and she had to run the bar all alone once I did Now that Tve been elected. I'm not so Bure how happy she is about the whole thing \ In the weeks following his campaign. Mr Miner has been contacted by many Pompey resi dents Among their concerns arc access to cable television and worries about effects of the broadcast waves from the televi sion and radio transmission to wers in the area However, the primary concern of his constituents is the in crease in property assessments, and Mr Miner adds that people w en* probably disturbed enough and mad enough over the tax situation to vote him into office \I've always looked forward to a challenge and this will cer tainly be a challenge There's a lot more to being a superviser than 1 thought\ He says he wants public tmput and will try to do what is fair for all concerned He would like to see the residents form an advis ory committee to review issues and suggest solutions. \I don't have a lot of experi ence and I'm finding that out fast, but I guess there are many people elected without any ex perience and I've been hitting the books and trying to brush up before January.'* he admits. Mr Miner is pleased with the Onondaga County Board of Elections certification of Demo cratic running mate Robert Hyla as assessor The decision was announced November 2L. and stemmed from a protest made by Republican chairman Elwyn Chartrand over Mr Hyla's residency requirements Mr Hyla is building a house on Henneberry Rd . Pompey. but has.been living in Fayetteville during construction According to Mr Miner, the new home will be completed before Jnnuarv The new supervisor will hold town board meetings on the sec ond Monday of each month and hopes that people will attend and make their views known When asked if he was pre pared for the new year. Mr Miner replied. \I may lie too old to start this kind of thing Igueita we'll fmd out I know it'll be on experience Til never forget It already is\ Robert C, Miner, who takes over as Pompey's supervisor in January. 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