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2B THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1994 w WEST PALM BEACH Mayor Nancy Graham's executive assistant since January 1993, Theresse du Bouchet, 50, has been ap-, pointed city clerk, starting Aug. 1. Du Bouchet, a former secretary for attorney Bill Boose and a . former deputy clerk in St. Lucie County, re-places Agnes Hayhurst, who retired in June .after 13 years as clerk. The clerk's office, . formerly a city department, is now a division of the city administrator's office. , WEST PALM BEACH A $1.1 million -settlement between the Solid Waste Authority and the owner of a radio tower was approved Wednesday by Palm Beach County commissioners. The deal allows the waste authority to condemn the tower and use the property to expand the landfill on North Jog Road. BRINY BREEZES A Back to Normandy . television special airing tonight on public television will feature Briny Breezes resident Ed Manley, a former paratrooper who landed behind enemy lines in that World War II battle. To - commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day, Manley, 72, and other veterans of the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne recently re-enacted their jump into St. Mere Eglise. The Florida Crossroads special on the invasion will air at 8 p.m. on WXEL-TV, Channel 42. Computer-age pet identification will come to the Palm Beach County animal shelter '. - within the next month. Two manufacturers are - donating scanners to identify dogs and cats ; implanted with microchips. The chips essen-' 1 -daily high-tech registration tags that can't be altered or lost cost $30 to $35 at many ! veterinary offices. j WEST PALM BEACH An appellate ; court overturned a 1993 robbery conviction ; Wednesday against Frank Glee, a rapist with an extensive criminal record who received a 30-year sentence as a violent habitual offender for .; the 1991 robbery. The appellate judges ruled .' Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Stephen Rapp erred by leaving the courtroom while a ' court reporter read back testimony to jurors. Federal authorities are searching for a suspect in three recent bank robberies. Michael Chance, 40, is suspected of robbing First National Bank, 1015 10th St., Lake Park, on July 8, Barnett Bank, 4793 North Congress Ave., suburban Boynton Reach, lulv 13. and Sun Chance Bank, 3551 Northlake Blvd., Lake Park, Tuesday according to FBI officials. Anyone with information may contact the FBI at 833-7517. WEST PALM BEACH Brandon Martin, who hoped to defend himself on weapons charges in juvenile court, asked for a public defender Wednesday. Martin, 18, of suburban Boca Raton, is charged with carrying a con-' cealed weapon in a March drive-by shooting. WEST PALM BEACH Linell Feagin, awaiting trial for first degree murder in the 1993 shooting of a sandwich shop owner, was sent to jail Wednesday because a judge ruled he violated his bond July 12 when he was arrested on a domestic battery charge, a state prose cutor said, reagin is charged with participating in a robbery at a Subway sandwich shop in Boca Raton in which Dolice sav his friend. Fred Riley, shot Douglas Kebman Feagin to death. In the domestic battery case, Feagin, who lives in Pompano Beach, allegedly jumped through the window of his estranged wife's Deerfield Beach house, ripped off her clothes and hit her, prosecutor Marc Shiner said. -- via F f rami WEST PALM BEACH A fire heavily damaged a house at 831 43rd St. early Wednesday, according to the West Palm Beach Fire Department. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. and was deliberately set, officials said. No one was injured, but there was heavy smoke damage to the house. The Sre is under investigation. WEST PALM BEACH Fire broke out Wednesday morning in a room at the Queens Lodge Motel Apartments at 3712 Broadway after a man who had rented the room acciden-. tally dropped a cigarette on the bed, investiga-; tors said. The small fire erupted around 4:40 ; a.m. and caused minor smoke damage to the ' room and the apartment above it. No other rooms were damaged and no one was injured, ! officials said. 1 - f t - V Cafe 1 CAROLINE E. COUIGStaff Ptiotographer "Comet," a female white rhino, was born Saturday at Lion Country Safari, proud park officials announced. Named in honor of the recent meteorological activity on Jupiter, Comet weighed in at 75 pounds and is IV2 feet long, said Sidney Smith, spokesperson for the park in suburban West Palm Beach. Comet is the second white rhino born in captivity in the U.S. this year. In the next three years, Comet will reach her full size of 8,000 pounds. Her mother, Aggie, is doing well. Visitors to the preserve can expect to see Comet on the range in about six weeks. BOYNTON BEACH Police Chief Thomas Dettman will lead a town meeting and question session today at 7 p.m. in the commission chambers at city hall. Dettman will discuss programs and objectives of the department, including expansion of the community policing program and the police academy. He is also seeking ideas to improve the North Seacrest Boulevard area near Poinciana Middle School. Henry Ferro, Republican candidate for state attorney general, at the South County Young Republicans meeting, 6 p.m. today at Addison's Restaurant, Dixie Highway and Ca-mino Real, Boca Raton. 574-6091. Jeb Bush, Republican candidate for governor, 8 a.m. Saturday breakfast, Norris' Restaurant, 6598 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Bush also will appear at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Nations Bank, 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., and from noon to 3 p.m. for a picnic at John Prince Park, Congress and 6th avenues, Lake Worth. Voter registration closes Aug. 8 for Palm Beach County's Sept. 8 primaries and Oct. 4 primary runoffs. To be eligible for the Nov. 8 general election, voters must register by Oct. 11. Voters can register at most city halls, county government centers in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and Delray Beach and many other locations across the county. For information, call 355-2650. WEST PALM BEACH State House candidate Anne Gannon is seeking a court order to force Supervisor of Elections Jackie Winchester to certify six signatures that would have allowed her to qualify as a candidate without paying the $1,743 filing fee. Winchester rejected the signatures because they were signed by the spouses of the registered voters rather than the voters themselves. Gannon said she has affidavits from the voters authorizing their spouses to sign for them. Gannon said Winchester was following the interpretation of the law on petition signatures. But the law should have a provision for voters who are unable to sign due to disability or other reasons, said Gannon, a Democrat from Delray Beach. The rejection of the signatures will not interrupt her campaign for House District 88, Gannon said. She said she will pay the qualifying fee this week. As Friday's 12 noon filing deadline approaches, here's the latest list of candidates in Palm Beach County. COUNTY COMMISSION (4-year term, partisan) B District 2: Carol Roberts, Democrat B District 4: Mary McCarty, Republican B District 6: Alan Firpo, Democrat; Bill Gotthelf, Democrat; Bill Tyson, independent; Ken Foster, Republican SCHOOL BOARD (4-year term, nonpartisan) B District 2: Bill Medlen; Betty Corbett B District 4: Marc Shepard; Cynthia Welch B District 5: Paul Hoffman; Susan Pell; Anita Weissman; Bob Hayes B District 6: Ellen Tozzi; Richard Rei-chenbach; David Walsh COUNTY COURT JUDGES (4-year term, nonpartisan) B Group 1: Peter Blanc B Group 7: Paul Moyle B Group 8: Robert Parker B Group 9: Elizabeth Maass Group 10: Robert Steven Schwartz B Group 12: Sandra McSorley B Group 14: Susan Lubitz B Group 15: Barry Cohen B Group 16: Sheree Cunningham B Group 17: Cory Ciklin; William Riker PORT OF PALM BEACH (4-year term, partisan) B Group 4: Blair Ciklin, Democrat B Group 5: George Hoff, Democrat SOUTH LAKE WORTH INLET DISTRICT: (4-year term, partisan) . B District 1: Thelma Moore B District 2: none B District 3: Aubrey Ewing JUPITER INLET DISTRICT (4-year term, nonpartisan) B District 2: Tom Howard B District 4: Patricia Magrogan PALM BEACH SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT (4-year term, nonpartisan) B Group 1: Patrick A. Martin B Group 3: Paul Whalen B Group 4: none GREATER BOCA RATON BEACH TAX DISTRICT (4-year term, nonpartisan) .if Green IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN: Incumbent Beverly Green was told to leave a forum for Democratic school board hopefuls Tuesday night because she's a registered Republican. Allowed to stay, though, was fellow incumbent Susan Pell, who's been registered as a Republican since 1971, county records show. The women are seeking reelection from separate districts in countywide, nonpartisan races. Democratic Party county chairman Greg Nicosia said he was only following rules that limit such meetings to party members when he showed Green the door. Nicosia said he'd been given the all-clear about the other 11 speakers at the Democrats of Greater Boca Raton forum at the Holiday Inn. Nicosia apologized for "that error" in letting Pell stay and said, "We will correct it" meaning Pell can stay home like Green next time the Dems get together. Jay Croft Pell B Seat 2: Vasil Kerensky; Bob Rollins B Seat 4: Elaine Kleinman ACME IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (4-year term, nonpartisan) B Seat 1: Bernice Schreier B Seat 3: Piero Nuti B Seat 5: none LOXAHATCHEE RIVER ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DISTRICT (2-year term, nonpartisan) . B Area Five: Sawyer Thompson Jr., Juno Beach. B Area Three: Alfred S. DeMott, Teques-ta; Matt H. Rostock, Jupiter. ' For state offices, candidates pay from $1,278.42 for independent candidates for the Florida House to $7,338.75 for governor. Those who qualified by Wednesday are: STATE SENATE (4-year term) B District 28: Robert Wexler, Boca Raton, Democratic incumbent. B District 30: Matthew Meadows, Lau-derhill, Democratic incumbent. B District 35: David Bludworth, Lake Worth, Republican; Anthony R. "Andy" Martin, West Palm Beach, Republican; Tom Rossin, West Palm Beach, Democrat. STATE HOUSE (2-year term, partisan) B District 83: Sharon Merchant, North Palm Beach, Republican incumbent. B District 85: Mimi K. McAndrews, Royal Palm Beach, Democratic incumbent; George Ford, West Palm Beach, Republican. B District 86: Ed Healey, West Palm Beach, Democratic incumbent. B District 87: Bill Andrews, Delray Beach, Republican; Leon Weekes, Boynton Beach, Republican. B District 88: Suzanne Jacobs, Delray Beach, Democratic incumbent. B District 89: Ron Klein, Boca Raton, Democratic incumbent. B District 91: Debby P. Sanderson, Fort Lauderdale, Republican incumbent. CIRCUIT JUDGE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT (6-year term, nonpartisan) fl Group 6: Jack H. Cook, North Palm Beach incumbent. B Group 8: Moses Baker Jr., West Palm Beach. B Group 9: Ronald V. Alvarez, West Palm Beach incumbent. B Group 12: Karen Martin, West Palm Beach, incumbent. B Group 13: Michael D. Miller, Belle Glade incumbent ( B Group 17: Stephen A. Rapp, North Palm Beach. B Group 20: Richard L. Oftedal, Palm Beach Gardens, incumbent. fl Group 25: Maria Sachs, Boca Raton. D Group 26: Edward A. Garrison, Palm Beach Gardens, incumbent B Group 28: Roger B. Colton, West Palm Beach 4TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL (6-year term, nonpartisan) B Harry Lee Anstead, Lake Worth, incumbent fl John W. Dell, West Palm Beach fl Bobby W. Gunther, West Palm Beach fl Larry A. Klein, West Palm Beach fl Barbara J. Pariente, West Palm Beach fl Barry J. Stone, Boca Raton. STILL IN 'JEOPARDY': Boca Raton attorney Jim Brachman advanced to the final round of the Jeopardy! Senior Tournament in Wednesday evening's broadcast. Brachman fell far behind in the game show before striking a fortunate Daily Double and cleaning up the philosophy category to take the lead. "I was surprised I was so lucky," Brachman said from his home, where he watched the game with about 50 friends. "It was a category I normally would have avoided." Brachman finished the game with $19,001. He will compete with two other men in the finals tonight and Friday. ' Scott Hiaasen MORE S.O.B.'s NEEDED County Engineer George Webb is too nice a guy to crack down on contractors at the county's delay-plagued $125 million courthouse, County Administrator Bob Weisman says. "I don't think George has the personality," said Weisman, who added, "It requires someone to be a real S.O.B." Weisman has asked assistant Alan Tar-low to spend more time on the courthouse ; because "Alan dogs people." Weisman also wants department heads to be more assertive in dealing with county commissioners and has recommended "verbal skills training" for several. George Bennett r 7'v ; X ft . i.SV.mX. Police: Exotic birds' owner likely a homicide victim LANNIS WATERSStaft Photographer Mario Carballo (right) and Tom McElroy of the Sheriffs underwater team search a pond on Bhagwan "Moses" tail's property Wednesday. Palm Beach Post Staff Reports LOXAHATCHEE - Sheriffs divers Wednesday searched a lake at a Loxa-hatchee bird farm abandoned by its owner and investigators said they consider the case a homicide. Bhagwan "Moses" Lall, 31, and his aunt, Lilawattie "Lila" Buerattan, 35, have been listed as missing persons since mid-June, when police discovered hundreds of dead birds worth about $500,000 on the Velazquez Road ranch. Two ranch hands, Daljeet "Harry" Go-bin of Guyana and Roland Eyoum of Africa, also are missing from the ranch. But police have learned Eyoum was in New York in early and mid-June. Georgia officials picked up a man carrying Lall's identification on June 7. But the man wasn't Lall. Authorities thought it might be Eyoum, but Lall's mother said Wednesday it is not. The man in the picture could be another one of the ranch hands, though, said" Maha-dai Lall, who was in court Wednesday trying to get custody of the abandoned birds. But County Judge Jeffrey Colbath said the more than 300 surviving birds will remain under the care of county animal control officers until Aug. 12 the deadline for anyone with a property interest in the birds to come forward. Mahadai Lall had asked that the birds be turned over to her so she could auction them. But the county's bill, which is already $117,000 and increasing at the rate of $10 a day per bird, will be so high by Aug. 11 that it won't be worth it for Lall to take ownership of the birds, said Lall's attorney, Nick Stieglitz Jr. The surviving birds are worth between $150,000 and $175,000, according to Paul Marolf, a bird breeder. Stieglitz, who called the county's $10-a-day charge "ludicrous," said it is likely county officials will have to auction off the birds. 6 Movies, Music & lore The world's most famous collie comes home to the big screen. Plus, the Duncan Theatre hosts the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival. MRA IhePalmlleachlbst (1M (H5GuB Before you hit the road, call PostLines511. You'll avoid traffic snarls and save time. This service is continually updated during morning and evening rush hours, and any time traffic is bogged down by major accidents. Just call 3 digits : 5 1 1 CELLULARC::2- customers call 511 Regular air charges apply , Pricing details, 2A 00 mm 1W PkrxkftM 1 V 718 O0;l 0 CM 'iii 3'ATI 9li I; 1 1 t on ,00 1 1 . a- ' i 'fl : 7

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