The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on June 9, 1989 · Page 223
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 223

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, June 9, 1989
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m sl THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1989 3B Seminars offer education on AIDS man probat for scam gets ion By CHRISTINE STAPLETON Flm Beaph Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH -A man who fronted for a scam that promised $5,000 to people who agreed to buy hundreds of dollars worth of personalized pens has been sentenced to five years probation and ordered-to stay out of telemarketing.- ; ' : RayiiHjUd R. Mankowich, 46, of tqit Myers pleaded guilty to one Coijnt ', of communications fraud Wednesday and agreed to testify against John Delcore and Robert Wliz the alleged masterminds of alelephone scam. Mankowich rented a mailbox for a business linked to Delcore and Wertz, who each face 33 counts of racketeering, sale of securities by ; unregistered dealers, grand theft and communications fraud. ; "They needed somebody to be a jname," said Assistant State Attorney Spencer Levine. "Mankowich !was that name." Court records say Delcore, vWertz arid their operators called ; people and told them they had won I$5,u00. The winners were then ! asked to buy personalized pens for ; $399 and $499. .On sdpie of the "inferior quality ..pens," the winner's names were j misspelled, according to court re-i Cords. None of the winners re-' reived .$5,000, but some received a liond thafTvould be worth $5,000 in ;2648. i- p The scam netted $15,000 a jweek, said Raymond Lemme, an 'investigator with the Comptroller's Office. The Internal Revenue Service is also investigating the scam . i If- I I I i t Jf -V V v iV" Vx Ik Hawkins Mica Thurmond Sunrise used borrower's yacht to fete legislators By GARY KANE Palm Beach Post Staff Writer MIAMI To deal with nagging federal regulators, officers of the now-defunct Sunrise Savings & Loan Association held a cocktail party aboard a yacht anchored near the nation's capital. Among the honored guests were U.S. Senate Banking Committee members, Boca Raton developer William Frederick testified Thursday during the trial of three former executives of the failed thrift. Frederick, once Sunrise's biggest borrower, said the thrift's officers borrowed his yacht in 1984 to entertain legislators, including Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, then-Sen. Paula Hawkins, R-Fla., and then-Rep. Dan Mica, D-Fla. Regulators warned Sunrise that it was loaning too much money to Frederick and his partner, Thomas Moye. Frederick said he borrowed about $150 million from Sunrise. Several of those loans, say federal investigators, contributed to Sunrise's financial collapse in 1985. The business relationship between Sunrise and the two developers is the centerpiece of the federal trial of former Sunrise President Rob Jacoby and two of the thrift's executives, William Frame and Thomas Skubal. The officers are charged in a 28-count indictment with juggling funds to hide the developers' delinquent loan payments and bad checks. Frederick testified to the key ingredients of the federal charges against the thrift's officers: Jacoby and Frame agreed in 1984 to pull $1.3 million out of construction loans to Frederick and Moye to cover a rubber check signed by Moye to buy a 26-carat diamond ring. A series of $500,000 loans were made to three straw borrowers to help erase nearly $3 million in overdrafts of Frederick's checking account in 1984. Sunrise bought an oceanfront Hallandale property from Frederick and Moye for $13.5 million and used a portion of the proceeds to clear the developers' delinquent loan payments. Frederick and Moye have pleaded guilty to one count each of misapplying bank money. By RON HAYES Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Health-care professionals in Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Broward counties can satisfy new licensing requirements by taking part in a series of AIDS education seminars to be broadcast by statewide television hookup next week. The four-hour classes, coordinated by the state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, will put a panel of medical experts in Tallahassee in touch with as many as 20,000 professionals at 18 sites statewide, including Palm Beach and Indian River community colleges and the Broward County School Board building. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and June 17. The programs, which include a video, acquired immune deficiency syndrome updates from the experts and question-and-answer exchanges with participants, are sponsored by HRS to satisfy requirements included in the comprehensive AIDS bill passed by the 1988 Legislature. Under the new law, people in specified health-related jobs must have AIDS training before they can get or renew their licenses. Deadlines for the training are either July 1 or Dec. 31, depending on the job. Midwives, occupational therapists, and speech and radiology therapists must have AIDS training by July 1. Dental professionals, general practitioners, podiatrists, chiropractors and acupuncturists have until the end of the year. The state Department of Professional Regulation can deny licenses to applicants who have not taken the class. A spokesman said the department requires an affidavit stating the class has been taken. Participants in the seminars AIDS Training Programs When and where to go for the AIDS training program required for state health-care professionals: PALM BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Library, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth Tuesday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., 7 p.m.-l 1 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon. June 17, 8 a.m.-noon. INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce Tuesday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Room W-209 Tuesday, 7 p.m.-l 1 p.m., Room R-212 Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon. Room R-212 June 17, 8 a.m.-noon, Room W-1 1 1 BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD 6600 S.W. Nova Drive, Fort Lauderdale ITV Center, Room M-6-M Tuesday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., 7 p.m.-l 1 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon. June 17, 8 a.m.-noon. will receive certification of their attendance, HRS spokesman Cam Freedlund said. There is no charge for the con ference, and registration forms are available from the HRS office, (407) 837-5270, or by calling 1-800 FLA-AIDS. I Grand jury indicts 3 on first-degree murder charges i By CANDY HATCHER palm Seach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH - A Boca Raton man accused of gagging his wife with duct tape, slitting her throat and stabbing her 12 if imes was' indicted Thursday on charges' of first-degree murder, possession, of cocaine and possession of marijuana. ( A Palm Beach County grand Jury charged Anthony Coviello, 38, Jvith killing his wife, Denise, 34, the morning of May 26 after the two fought. Denise Coviello was found dead on the kitchen floor, cradling a gun. Her husband said he killed her after she pointed a gun at him. In other action, the grand jury indicted Ellis Stroud on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of robbery, burglary and aggravated battery. He is accused of being involved in the murder of an office worker in suburban Riviera Beach. Phillip Varela, 30, was shot in the back by one of two men who approached him and a co-worker as they counted receipts May 9 at the Zephyrhills Bottled Water Co. east of Interstate 95. The co-worker, who was pistol-whipped on the head, said Stroud, 19, held a gun to his head while the other man took Varela into another room to open a safe. The jury also indicted Stepfon Edwards, 25, on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is accused of shooting his former girlfriend, Gloria Jean Harmon- The grand jury cleared David Smith III of West Palm Beach in the death of his friend, Mark Dom- dey of Fort Myers. Domdey, who was killed when a gun discharged April 29, was getting into his pickup with Smith to go shooting . Also cleared in a grand jury death investigation was Eric Krie-bel, a Juno Beach man who shot and killed Carlos Figueredo of Miami March 28. Streetwise J lane of Roosevelt Bridge to close Monday ' The. outside northbound lane on the Roosevelt Bridge over the St. Lucie River in Stuart will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday. Equipment for bridge; repairs will be placed on the span. FORT PIERCE ."Preliminary work for improvements to the Juanita Avenue-Martin Luther King Boulevard intersection is under way. There should be minimal, periodic delays for about two weeks. Delays will increasg bs" the 4-month project progresses. WEST PALM BEACH ; The widening of Forest Hill Boulevard from just west of Haverhill Road in West Palm Beach to west of State Road 7 in Wellington causes increasing delays. Alternate routes are Southern Boulevard and Belvedere Road. THE REGION ' Beginning Monday, one lane on the State Road 80 bridge east of U.S. 27 in South Bay will be closed on an alternating basis between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. while bridge decking is installed and new beams are erected. The work is expected to be complete June 23. One lane in each direction on Camino Real at I-95 in Boca Raton will be closed for three 24-hour periods excluding Saturday and Sunday sometime between today and Thursday. The closings are for 1-95 expansion. Some Interstate 95 lanes between Sample Road in Pompano Beach and Yamato Road in Boca Raton continue to be closed at night for repaying and other work expected to be completed by July 23. One lane in each direction is closed from 10 to 11 p.m. Two lanes in each direction are closed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The outside eastbound lane on Sunrise Boulevard at 1-95 in Fort Lauderdale will continue to be closed for bridge construction between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. until about Oct. 2. Streetwise is a daily traffic report compiled by staff writer Joe Sullivan from information provided by state, county and city engineers. 1 ' . Put vour special someone on the way to fitness! Make sure your loved ones look and feel their best by helping them get proper exercise! There's no better place to get exercise than right at , home, and no better place to get exercise equipment tnan Home Fitness Studio. Come in today and take advantage of Dads 'n Grads Sale Discounts nn itfims such as these: A PRECOR? 9058 Treadmill $1695 PRECORi 815e Stationary Cycle . . . $399 PRECOX 614 Rowing Machine . . . $199 PRECORi 718e Low-Impact Climber $399 Qther Precor products are on sale as well. Sale ends June 18th. Home IFiftkSSS Studio Beta Raton Town Center Mall 368-6672 North Miami Aventura Mall 935-5533 J Kendall Greenery Mall ''Z70QN. Kendall Dr. 271-1030 West Palm Beach Habitat 4047 Okeechobee Blvd. 686-1116 Fort Lauderdale Superstore 6215 N. Federal Hwy. 493-5255 Commercial Products & Service Dept. Dade 944-8630. Broward 772-7202 . ; f CLOSING SALE 30 - 70 OFF FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL All Ties buy one, get one FREE!! ALL DRESS SHIRTS Buy One, get the second FREE!! MARC BRYAN WlW 1693 Forum Place West Palm Beach 684-0333 HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5-30 p.m. to buy Dad a recliner! Three favorite styles specially priced this week! POSITIVE PROOF!! i'ri'i"''ifr- This Picture PROVES that a Reclina-Rocker Recliner is the BEST GIFT Any father could receive i -' ' -, E J' " 1 ' A. "Eagle" Reclina-Rocker recliner fffHir f1 jfo" or Reclina-Way wall recliner H f iMlllpl It's a areat time to get a 1 p. Wwmiwfi00 great buy on this casual I'. n 1 ytiWtWlj I contemporary recliner with W U ifSimM S pillow style arms and soft,' I TTvr 1 AJ Hon. j-- fa "DREAMER" Reclina-Rocker recliner or Recllna-Way wall recliner comfort all around with a double pillow back and pillow arms. Showcasgshoppes of Reg. 529 "SUNDANCE" Recllna-Rocker recliner or Recllna-Way wall recliner Treat Dad to the ultimate in comfort! Designed for extra support and softness. Palm Bch. County 4

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