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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 99

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, July 19, 1997
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i n spouts Dolphins Green, Izzo to miss season PLANNERS: BEND RULES FOR SEAWIND LOCAL NEWS, IB ST. LUCE FINAL WEATHER: Cloudy. High 92, low 77. 2A PADRES 5, MARLINS 3SPORTS, 1C i fie rami . eacfi ros MARTINST. LUCIE FINAL SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1997 86 PAGES 35 CENTS I CORVETTE DREAMS N T In haute couture and tank tops, hundreds remember Gianni Versace Manhunt goes on, even at memorial , n v.. "j r jfw v ) ik r 1 i 1 4 "111 T Hinmr-- R Pauline Doire of Delray Beach (left) and Rachel Lebreille of Boynton Beach stand outside St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Miami Beach Friday to hear a memorial service for Gianni Versace. GREG LOVETT Staff Photographer I L i Cunanan may have stayed at hotel Andrew Cunanan . may have checked into Miami Beach's Normandy Plaza Hotel 6n May 12 under a name - , similar to one of his known aliases. 7 STORY, 10A By JENNY STALETOVICH Palm Beach Post Staff Writer MIAMI BEACH Adoring fans mixed with friends, associates and the idle curious Friday in a goodbye tribute to designer Gianni Versace that was as much spectacle as memorial. In high style and low, subdued black or T-shirts and shorts, video cameras in hand, hundreds attended the high requiem at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. Scattered among the crowd were undercover investigators searching for Andrew Cunanan, the enigmatic 27-year-old suspected of gunning down Versace, 50, on the steps of his Ocean Drive villa Tuesday. Investigators believe Cunanan is still in the area and might be moving among the crowds following the case. In the days since Versace's death, a massive manhunt has generated thousands of reported sightings, from Key West to Boca Raton. Complicating the search are Cun-anan's looks: handsome but ordinary, with a face that appears to change as easily as his expression. Miami Beach police Friday night alerted law enforcement agencies that Cunanan-' might be using a California driver license with the name Kurt Matthew Demars. , . ' " ' Cunanan became the -primary suspect in Versace's slaying after a witness said the shooter fled to a parking garage where police found a pickup truck belonging to a New Jersey cemetery worker. Authorities believe Cunanan killed the worker for his car after killing a former boyfriend and an architect, both in Minneapolis, and a Chicago businessman. Please see VERSACEi04 . i : 1 .: . 1' hen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Santo Versace (center) followed by his sister, Donatella, carries his brother's ashes to a service in Italy Friday. 1? ' if ) 1 , if At , CL !; . - "... 11 r -i w 1 I . If f ..V.tJ ' . J .7. 1 1 1 GREG LOVEHStaff Photographer People outside St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church receive Holy Communion as they stand behind barricades during the memorial service for Gianni Versace. Panhandle gets ready for Danny A minimal hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 mph, the storm has claimed two lives in Louisiana. Palm Beach Post Wire Services Hurricane Danny threatened coastlines from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle with high winds and torrential rains late Friday and claimed at least two lives after raking the tip of Louisiana. The National Weather Service had maintained hurricane warnings from Grand Isle, La., to Destin all day, but new warnings were issued at 11 p.m. for communities as far east as Apalachicola as the slow-moving hurricane gathered strength. Residents of beachfront communities along the Gulf of Mexico loaded up on household supplies, nailed plywood sheets over their windows and prepared to ride out the deluge. Others joined long lines at gas stations before venturing into a steady stream of traffic heading inland. A minimal hurricane, packing sustained winds of 75 mph and an expected storm surge of 4-5 feet above normal, Danny was due to make landfall a second time early today, according to the National Weather Service. At 8 p.m. Friday, the eye of the storm was 70 miles southwest of Pensacola, edging east-by-northeast at 6 mph. Hurricane-force winds extended about 25 miles from the center, with the strongest gusts on the east side of the storm. Please see DANNYi24 German in Fla., state GOP fined over illegal gifts By LARRY LIPMAN Palm Beach Post Washington Bureau WASHINGTON The Federal Election Commission on Friday imposed its largest civil penalty ever for illegal campaign contributions by an individual, punishing a German national living in Miami Beach. The FEC fined Thomas Kramer $323,000 for making extensive contributions to local, state and national candidates in violation of laws forbidding campaign contributions by a foreign citizen. The FEC also imposed an $82,000 civil penalty against the Republican Party of Florida, which received $205,000 in illegal campaign contributions from Kramer. In addition, the commission sent letters admonishing 20 political candidates or committees for accepting donations from Kramer, including Sen. Connie Mack, R-Fla.; Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeb Bush; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and former state Senate President Pat Thomas, a Democrat. The campaigns either returned the money to Kramer or did not have any money left over to repay him, according to FEC records. Please see PENALTIES54 A capitalist tool? Cashing in on Guevara's image By SHELLEY EMLING Palm Beach Post Staff Writer HAVANA Enrique Benitez is one of Cuba's budding capitalists, but he peddles souvenirs bearing the likeness of one of the world's most illustrious communists: Ernesto "Che" Guevara. In the handicraft market that faces the Cathedral in Old Havana, the rotund vendor shows off key rings, ashtrays, T-shirts, paperweights, posters and postcards to knots of sun-soaked foreigners. All are emblazoned with the bearded, intense face of the Argentinian rebel who was Fidel Castro's right-hand man during the Cuban revolution in 1959. "Anything with Che on it is going to bring in money," Benitez says, smiling. "People all over the world go simply crazy over him." Although some Cubans take a dim view of the " Please see CHE MERCHANDISE ' lls : J Guevara Inside Judge upholds use of electric chair A Florida circuit judge turns down a death-row inmate's appeal over the state's method of execution. The inmate's appeal now goes to the state Supreme Court. STORY, 21A ANN & ABBY 2D BUSINESS 5B CLASSIFIEDS 3E COMICS 12D DEATHS 5A.3B EDITORIALS 14A FLA. NEWS 21A TV LISTINGS CROSSWORDS HOROSCOPE LOTTERY PEOPLE SCORES STOCKS THEATERS TV SPORTS IN ACCENT SECTIONS D, E 2D 2A 2A 7C 6B 3D 2C FOR HOME DELIVERY SERVICE 8204663 1-80O6 54-1231 28041"10000' Copyright 1997 Palm Beach Post Vol. 30 No. SO S sections 7 Hemingway heirs their good name (a long way from Key West) celebrate By PAUL L0MARTIRE Palm Beach Post Staff Writer SANIBEL ISLAND When you're a Hemingway, there always seems a good and honorable fight nearby. The current chapter of the drama involving author Ernest Hemingway's family is all about the family name what it's worth and to whom. This weekend, a three-day tribute to the literary legend, the International Hemingway Festival, has debuted here, pulled together in six weeks by Ernest's granddaughter, Mina, and niece, Hilary. But before this party could go on, there was a bitter parting between the Heming way heirs and the promoters of Key West's Hemingway Days, a popular festival that has boosted the summer economy of Key West for 16 years. Hemingway's three sons wanted a cut of the festival's profits and some control over how the Hemingway name was used. But rather than dealing with their representative, Fashion Licensing of America, or seeing the Hemingways in court, Hemingway Days founder Michael Whalton folded Hemingway Days. So, the Hemingways started their own family festival that Please see HEMINGWAYiZ4 Knicst I Inniii'iAvav liked a good parly. But what would he think about the I lciuiiigway lest ihis weekend in of all places Sai libel Island? lampa J "1 f 'II A.t Captira i , '' Island ' Sfinibcl Island I MARK HEMPHILL Staff Artist

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