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TWIN CITIES from page C1
of expansion that will include im-
aging, a kitchen, more operat-
ing room renovations and
                                       room, patients won’t be caught
                                       up in the rest of the hospital and
                                       will be swept along the unit,”
                                                                              Businessman found guilty in four slayings
                                                                                 BARTOW (AP) — A jury               partners with Gonsalves and Fe-       the slayings. “I wish he would
updated intensive care units.          Whalen said. “It’s more likely         found an Ecuadorean business-         lice Dosso, father of Frank           burn to death. I am against the
    Adding an outpatient center is     someone could come in early in         man guilty Wednesday of first-        Dosso and Diane Patisso, until a      death penalty, but in this condi-
a reflection of community hospi-       the morning and be done by             degree murder in the 1997             dispute over finances led to Ser-     tion right now I can think no dif-
tal trends, Whalen added.              noon.”                                 shootings of four people — the        rano’s dismissal as company           ferently. Nobody’s got the right
    “About 65 percent to 70 per-          Other recent additions to the       worst mass slaying in Polk            president in the summer of 1997.      to take somebody’s life. Four
cent of all surgeries now are done     facility have included a 16-slice-     County’s history.                     Diane Patisso was a Polk County       lives were wasted.”
on an outpatient basis,” he said.      per-second CT scanner, a new              A jury deliberated for about       prosecutor.                               Assistant State Attorney
    Families will be able to avoid     helicopter for trauma transporta-      six hours before finding Nelson          Serrano hung his head as           John Aguero told jurors rage
delays by having outpatients sep-      tion, a new heart catheterization      Ivan Serrano, 68, guilty of four      Circuit Judge Susan Roberts           over the ouster drove Serrano
arated from other patients.            lab and a facelift of the hospital’s   counts of first-degree murder in      read the verdict. The victims’        to mastermind an elaborate plot
    One example of how different       exterior.                              the shooting deaths of a former       families, warned against emo-         to kill Gonsalves and leave him-
things will be is that families will      “But, the biggest asset we          business partner and three by-        tional outbursts by the judge,        self with an alibi almost 500
be given small disk pagers like        have here is our people,” Whalen       standers at a Bartow garment          wept quietly in the back of the       miles away. Dosso and the Patis-
those used at restaurants so           said.                                  conveyor factory.                     courtroom. They sobbed loudly         sos were killed because they got
they’ll know when a patient is            He pointed out that a recent           George Gonsalves, 69; Frank        and hugged outside the court-         in the way, Aguero said.
done with a procedure.                 accreditation team visit gave the                                                                                                                                                               AP
                                                                              Dosso, 35; Diane Patisso, 28; and     room.                                     Serrano denied involvement
    “Because we won’t be start-        facility and staff impressive          George Patisso, Jr., 26, were all        “At least I got justice for my     in the killings, telling investiga-   Nelson Serrano waits for closing
ing anesthesiology in a hospital       marks for quality.                     shot multiple times at the fac-       kids,” said Felice Dosso, who         tors he was in Atlanta on busi-       arguments Wednesday at his
                                                                              tory on Dec. 3, 1997. Serrano was     found the bodies on the night of      ness at the time.                     murder trial in Bartow.
SUSPECT from page C1                                                          NEW CHIEF from page C1
   The ex-girlfriend escaped           with a handgun as officers closed
and ran to a neighbor’s apart-         in.                                    One of the finalists withdrew his        “As far as the starting salary     that any new hires be postponed       Charlie Morris and State Attor-
ment for help. Meanwhile, Mc-              McCaskill was taken by am-         name, but the committee and the       … the money is already bud-           until Mitchell comes on board.        ney William Meggs submitted
Caskill entered the room where         bulance to North Okaloosa Med-         mayor interviewed the remain-         geted and one month of the new            “I think we should let him be     letters of recommendation for
her four children were sleeping        ical Center, where he was              ing four candidates.                  budget year will be over before       in charge of that since he’ll have    Mitchell.
and threatened to kill them be-        pronounced dead a short time              “I think everyone around the       the new chief comes on board,         to work with them,” Whitehurst           “Brian is highly respected in
fore fleeing as officers entered       later, the release stated.             table thought he stood out,”          therefore, the money will be          said.                                 the state of Florida law enforce-
the home, according to the re-             Grant said an autopsy to verify    Whitehurst said of Mitchell, 42,      available for moving expenses,”           The council agreed.               ment community,” Morris wrote
lease.                                 the cause of death is scheduled        who has been Havana’s police          Young wrote in her recommen-              Mitchell brings more than 18      of Mitchell.
   Police found the children           for today.                             chief for the past eight years.       dation letter to the council.         years of police experience to the        Following the council’s vote,
asleep and unharmed.                       Of all the situations he’s run     “He’s very personable, and               Travis Gillihan, the city’s pre-   job. He earned a bachelor’s de-       Whitehurst said he was pleased
   Grant said McCaskill’s rela-        into during his career, Grant said     meets all the qualifications.”        vious police chief, resigned Oct.     gree in criminal justice from         with the hiring process.
tives worked with police to try to     he can’t remember a case when             Havana is just west of Talla-      3. Among the reasons he cited         Southeastern Louisiana Univer-           “We set some guidelines and
persuade him to turn himself in,       someone committed suicide              hassee.                               for his decision was frustration      sity in 1986, and served as a pa-     we followed them completely,” he
with no success.                       when confronted by police.                The City Council agreed to al-     with the level of pay and man-        trolman/detective in Riviera          said. “I’m grateful to the com-
   Officers then spotted Mc-               “We don’t know what would          low the mayor to offer Mitchell a     power in the police department.       Beach and as the public safety        mittee and to the council for ap-
Caskill on Main Street on Tues-        cause a person to lead to this,”       starting salary of $60,000, plus         Although the department re-        captain in Greenacres before be-      proving him unanimously. I think
day night. He ran into an alley        said Grant. “(But) in law enforce-     moving expenses. If he accepts        cently lost one of its officers to    coming Havana’s police chief in       he has the qualifications we need
near the Round Palace laundry,         ment, nothing is expected. You         the offer, he has indicated that      the Walton County Sheriff ’s Of-      1996.                                 to help the city handle our
where he shot and killed himself       have to expect the unexpected.”        he could start work about Nov. 1.     fice, Whitehurst recommended              Okaloosa County Sheriff           growth.”


                                                                                                    Obituaries
    Dorothy Fay Kosten                 Niceville, FL 32578, in Dorothy’s      ters and spouses, Heather and         11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Our       accountant. Keith worked on                  Annie C. Segers
                                       honor.                                 David Turner, Tiffany Funchess,       Lady of Victory with Father Flo-      many major film and television
    Dorothy Fay Kosten passed             You may share memories              and Valerie and Keith Van Dyke;       rencio Lagura officiating. A time     shows, most recently working              Annie Cathryn Segers, age
away at her home on Monday,            and condolences at www                 brother and sister and their          of visitation will be one hour        with Mark Burnett Productions         74, a longtime resident of Fort
Oct. 9, 2006, in Shalimar, Fla.        .EmeraldCoastFuneralHome.com.          spouses, Bob and Fran Kirk,           prior to the service at the           in California and New York.           Walton Beach, Fla., passed
    She was                                                                   and Donna and Russell Krapf;          church. After the service there           He is survived by his wife,       away Oct. 9, 2006.
preceded in                                                                   in-laws, Robert and Ruth Hope,        will be a luncheon at the church      Tena of Los Angeles; his                  Annie was born on Oct. 30,
death by her                                                                  and Joseph Neal; nieces and           given by the ladies of the parish.    mother, Edna Cotton of Fort           1931, in Clio, Ala., to Fannie and
beloved hus-                                                                  nephews, Kevin and Catherine          Inurnment will follow at a later      Walton Beach; sisters, Pam Cot-       Quinton Helms Sr. She loved
band, Chief                                                                   Krapf, Tonya Hope and Rhonda          date at Barrancas NAS, Pen-           ton of Fort Walton Beach, and         life and was always there for
Master Sgt.                                Harris Wendell Kirk                Cheshire and families; his “hon-      sacola, Fla.                          Dena Klaban and husband Joe           anyone to count on. She treas-
Jack M. Kosten                                                                orary” son, Dean Holtzhouser              “Mom was a gentle, giving         of Land O’ Lakes, Fla.; along         ured her family; she was a won-
retired; her                               U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col.    and family; and many extended         women. She always did what-           with two nieces, Andrea and Sa-       derful mother and devoted wife.
parents, Lester                        Harris Wendell (Wendy) Kirk,           family members in Tennessee.          ever she could to help                vannah; and a nephew, Christo-            Annie is survived by her
and Helene            DOROTHY          age 70, of Shalimar, Fla., passed          Also surviving are his            whomever she could. Mom               pher; as well as his father in law,   husband of 53 years, William V.
Kramer;                 KOSTEN         away Oct. 6, 2006, in Atlanta fol-     beloved grandchildren, Jennifer       never forgot your birthday. She       Dr. Thayer Morris of                  Segers Jr.; children, Cathryn
brother, Jon                           lowing complications from lung         Spradlin, Jessica Murphy and fi-      loved her family deeply and will      Cedaredge, Colo. Keith was pre-       “Diane” Segers and William D.
Lloyd of Holland, Mich.; and sis-      surgery.                               ancé, Jimmy Ward, Hope Mead-          be missed greatly.”                   ceded in death by his father, Al-     Segers; sisters, Maryann Tew
ter, Shirley Smink of Lansing,             Lt. Col. Kirk enlisted in the      ows, Jack Turner, Lea                     In lieu of flowers, donations     fred, in 1967.                        and Mildred Johnson; and
Mich.                                  Air Force as a private in 1954.        Funchess, Haleigh, Kinsey and         may be made to Hospice of the             Keith loved to travel with his    brothers, John Helms, Hay-
    She is survived by her sons,       He won his wings and commis-           Bodie Van Dyke; and one great-        Emerald Coast, 2529 South Fer-        wife Tena and spend time with         wood Helms, Durwood Helms
Kevin Kosten of Wyoming,               sion through the Aviation Cadet        grandchild, Kaitlyn Murphy.           don Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536.       family and friends. He combined       and James Helms. Annie was
Mich., and Scott Kosten of Dal-        Program, Class 57-J. In a career           The family will receive               You may share your memo-          his love of football and sports       preceded in death by her
las; daughters, Dawn Pillow of         spanning 25 years, he flew 4,500       friends at Emerald Coast Fu-          ries and condolences at               memorabilia into a noteworthy         brother, Quinton Helms, Jr.
Memphis, Tenn., and Pam                hours as a fighter pilot in eight      neral Home, 113 Racetrack             www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome           collection.                               The family will receive
Scooler and her husband Jerry          types of tactical fighters. He re-     Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach,         .com.                                     He enjoyed investing in real      friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs-
Scooler of Shalimar, Fla.; three       tired from the Air Force in 1979,      Fla., on Friday, Oct. 13, from 1 to                                         estate properties throughout          day at Emerald Coast Funeral
grandchildren, Amanda, Jen-            with his last duty assignment in       2:30 p.m. Graveside services, full           Keith D. Cotton                the country and loved to work         Home, 113 Racetrack Road
nifer and Jonathan Scooler;                                                   military honors, immediately                                                on the various properties need-       N.E., Fort Walton Beach.
                                       the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing,                                                  Jan. 20, 1958 – Oct. 7, 2006.
brother, Roger Kramer and wife                                                following at Heritage Gardens                                               ing tender loving care.                   Graveside services will be
                                       Eglin Air Force Base. He served                                              Keith Doyle Cotton, age 48, of
Ruth of Grand Haven, Mich.;                                                   Cemetery.                                                                       A Celebration of Life will be     conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday,
                                       tours of duty in France, Ger-                                                Los Angeles, passed away Sat-
sister, Beth Kamphuis and hus-                                                    Please view and sign the                                                held for family and friends at 1      Oct. 13, at Barrancas National
                                       many, North Africa, Korea,                                                   urday, Oct. 7,
band Clarence of Holland,                                                     family guestbook at www                                                     p.m. Thursday at the First Pres-      Cemetery, Naval Air Station,
                                       Southeast Asia and the United                                                2006, in Cedar
Mich.; brother, Eldon Kramer                                                  .emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.                                               byterian Church in Ouray, Colo.       Pensacola, Fla., with her
                                       States, including two tours of                                               City, Utah
and wife Janet of Boerne, Texas;                                                                                                                          Interment will follow at the          brother-in-law, the Rev. David
                                       combat duty in Vietnam.                                                      when returning
and many nieces and nephews.               He retired from work as a
                                                                                    Eileen M. Devine                                                      Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ouray.         Tew, officiating.
                                                                                                                    from vacation                             Memorial contributions may            Flowers are accepted or
Also, her brother-in-law,              civilian with the Air Force at             Eileen Devine, age 81, of         in Colorado.                          be made to Boys and Girls Club        contributions may be made in
Bernard Smink of Florida.              Eglin AFB in 1998, after serving       Crestview, Fla., passed away              Born Jan.                         of America National Headquar-         Annie’s memory to the Ameri-
    The family wishes to express       16 years as project manager, Ex-       Oct. 7, 2006, with members of         20, 1958, in Val-                     ters, 1275 Peachtree St., N.E.,       can Cancer Society or the
heartfelt thanks to all the med-       ecutive to the Deputy Chief of         her family present.                   paraiso, Fla., to                     Atlanta, GA 30309-3506; or to         American Diabetes Associa-
ical staff that attended to            Staff for Combat Support, Tacti-           She was born on Feb. 5, 1925,     Alfred D. and            KEITH        MDA/ALS Research Center;              tion.
Dorothy — Dr. Min Chang, Drs.          cal Air Warfare Center, and            in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was pre-        Edna L. Gas-           COTTON         1140 Avenue of the Americas,              You may share memories
Harvey and Henry Hsiang and            Chief, Combat Support Flight,          ceded in death                        sett Cotton,                          Suite 1801, New York, NY 10036.       and condolences at www.Emer-
all the special nurses at the          28th Test Squadron.                    by her hus-                           Keith was                                 Arrangements are under the        aldCoastFuneralHome.com.
Emerald Coast Cancer Center;               Born in Gallatin, Tenn., he        band, William                         raised in Fort Walton Beach,          care and direction of Taylor Fu-
Dr. Stevens and the caring staff       moved to Tallahassee, Fla., in         J. Devine Jr.                         Fla., and graduated in 1976 from                                                 John Calvin Morris
                                                                                                                                                          neral Service and Crematory.
at the 21st Century Oncology           1945, where he subsequently                She is sur-                       Fort Walton Beach High School             View the internet memorial
Center; also, Dr. Ronald Wyatt         graduated from Leon High               vived by her                          where he played football for the      and sign the online guest reg-           John Calvin Morris, age 85,
and Dr. Riggenbach and their           School and attended Florida            daughter, Bon-                        Fort Walton Beach Vikings. He         istry at taylorfuneralservice.com.    of Niceville, Fla., passed away
staffs. Also, a special thanks to      State University. He held a            nie Costello of                       attended Florida State Univer-                                              Oct. 11, 2006.
Home Instead for their compas-         bachelor of science degree in          Lanoka Harbor,                        sity in Tallahassee and gradu-            Sidney (Sid) Davis                   He was born in Kansas City,
sion and care.                         management from Golden Gate            N.J.; sons,                           ated Magna Cum Laude from                                                   Mo., to Arthur and Helen Moore
                                                                                                    EILEEN
    The family will receive            University in San Francisco,           William J. (Di-      DEVINE           National University in Los An-            Sidney (Sid) Davis, age 73,       Morris.
friends at Emerald Coast Fu-           and a master of science degree         anne) Devine                          geles, majoring in business fi-       of Crestview, Fla., passed away          He is survived by his wife,
neral Home, 113 Racetrack              in political science from Troy         III of Val-                           nance.                                Friday, Oct. 6, 2006.                 Nancy Schweitzer Morris; sons,
Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach,          State University, Ala.                 paraiso, Fla., Tom (Lynn)                 On Oct. 28, 1988, Keith mar-          He was born on July 11,           Dr. Daniel G. Morris, John
Fla., on Thursday from noon to             He was past president of the       Devine of Crestview, Dennis           ried his best friend Tena R. Mor-     1933, in Birmingham, Ala., and        Michel Morris, Kenneth Alan
1 p.m. Funeral services will fol-      Niceville/Valparaiso Kiwanis           Devine of Crestview, Terrence         ris of Delta, Colo., in Manhattan     lived in Okaloosa County for          Morris and Kevin Perry Morris.
low at 1 p.m. at the funeral home      Club, a member of Daedalians,          (Donna) Devine of Lake Worth,         Beach, Calif., where they             the past 35 years. He was a re-       He is also survived by seven
with Chaplin Jim Vail officiating.     the Retired Officers’ Associa-         Fla., and Patrick Devine of           resided in the various beach          tired master sergeant after 26        grandchildren; and six great-
Interment will follow at Rose          tion, and Shalimar Pointe Coun-        Crestview; 10 grandchildren;          communities of southern Cali-         years of service in the U.S. Air      grandchildren.
Lawn Cemetery, Gulf Breeze,            try Club.                              and 10 great-grandchildren.           fornia.                               Force and served during the              A Mass of Christian burial
Fla.                                       Wendell was preceded in                Mrs. Devine was Catholic by           Keith worked at ABC Enter-        Vietnam era. He was a mem-            will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Fri-
    In lieu of flowers, the family     death by his wife of 44 years,         faith. She was a member of Our        tainment in Century City, Calif.,     ber of VFW; retired from the          day, Oct. 13, at Christ Our Re-
suggests donations be made to          Jerrie, on Aug. 5, 2006.               Lady of Victory in Crestview.         for over eight years prior to be-     Florida Department of Correc-         deemer Catholic Church of
Covenant Hospice, 101 Hart St.,            Survivors include his daugh-           A funeral Mass will be held at    coming a free-lance production        tions; and was Episcopalian by        Niceville. Interment will be in
                                                                                                                                                          faith.                                Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas
                                                                                                                                                              Survivors include his wife,       City.
                    This day is remembered                                                                           The family of                        Theresa B. Davis; children,              In lieu of flowers, memorial
                        and quietly kept,                                                                     Clifford E. Headley                         George Davis, Stacy Renee
                                                                                                                                                          Davis Tsui, Nathan Davis and
                                                                                                                                                                                                may be made to Christ Our Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                deemer Catholic Church build-
                     No words are needed,                                                                would like to invite all friends                 Lisa Ann Sandell; sister, Geral-      ing fund; or Covenant Hospice,
                      we shall never forget,                                                               to a Memorial service on                       dine Lawrence; grandchildren,         101 Hart St., Niceville, FL 32578.
                                                                                                         Saturday, October 14, 2006,                      Ishmael Elijah Davis, Jamie              Arrangements are entrusted
                For those we love don’t go away,                                                                                                          Leach, Wren, Rushie and               to Heritage Gardens Funeral
                They walk beside us every day,                                                              10am at Wright Baptist                        Hunter Nikolaus; three great-         Home of Niceville.
                      Unseen and unheard                                                                           Church.                                grandchildren, Micah, Adri-
                                                                                                                                                          enne and John Wilson; and
                        but always near,                                                                                                                                                               Obituary rates
                                                                                 Wright Baptist Church is located at 795 North                            several nieces and nephews.
   In Memory of       So loved, so missed,                                                                                                                    Graveside funeral services        There is a charge for all obituaries pub-
                                                                                 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Florida                                 will be conducted at 10:15 a.m.       lished in the Daily News. The fee is
  THOMAS M.            and so very dear.
                                                                                       A reception will follow the service.                               Friday, Oct. 13, at Barrancas         $14.80 per inch weekdays, and $17 on
       CURRY                                                                                                                                              National Cemetery, with full          Sunday. An inch measures approxi-
                              Hugs and kisses daddy                                         Casual dress is requested.
   Oct. 12, 1961                                                                                                                                          military honors.                      mately seven lines. The deadline is
                           Love, Wanda, Sydney & Abby                                                                                                         Brackney Funeral Service,         3 p.m. for next day publication. Upon
   June 6, 2006                                                     621516
                                                                                              The Headley Family                                          Crestview, is in charge of            request, an American flag may be
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                                                                                                                                                          arrangements.                         added to a military veteran’s obituary.

				
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