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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.”
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
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
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The Headley Family Crestview, is in charge of request, an American flag may be
arrangements. added to a military veteran’s obituary.