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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Monday, September 13, 1999
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THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 2B St. Mary's sees meeting of the moms :; as Good Sam phases out baby ward ! mm re VV PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 40 area communities. Click on 'Your Town" at www.GoPBI.comnews The two hospitals' maternity wards are being consolidated at a busy time for births. nacci said. ! While the number of women .' coming to deliver is reaching a .' peak, he said, St. Mary's has closed 16 beds in the maternity -wing for renovations, adding to the space crunch. Last week, the ; hospital finished converting 22 beds once used by patients recovering from surgery, Stefanac-ci said. The reconfigured maternity ward at St. Mary's will be spread across three floors and have 62 beds. : "For the next few weeks, it'll be inconvenient for some pa-tients, but the quality of care and safety will not be jeopardized," Stefanacci said. Intracoastal will have one : neonatal intensive care nurse on ' duty at Good Samaritan at all times until Oct 9. By then, all maternity and neonatal services' will have been moved to St Mary's. By Sanjay Bhatt Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH A new mother found herself sharing a private room with another new mom recently at St. Mary's Medical Center. Hospital officials said it was "truly an exception," a first in recent memory, but acknowledge it will happen again over the next few weeks as Intracoastal Health Systems finishes closing the county's oldest maternity ward at Good Samaritan Hospital and converting rooms at St. Mary's Medical Center. Intracoastal owns both hospitals in West Palm Beach. Many pregnant women who were scheduled to deliver at Good Samaritan have chosen to move to St. Mary's, Intracoastal officials said. But the not-for-profit company also is transferring some patients from Good Samaritan to St. Mary's as it reduces staff. "Sometimes they close the unit and have to shift (pregnant women) because they don't have the staff to care for them," said Denise Roser, administrator for OBGYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches. The group practice used to deliver 100 babies a month at Good Samaritan and still has women scheduled to give birth there. The consolidation of the maternity wards came at one of the busiest months of the year for births at the two hospitals, Intracoastal spokesman Dennis Stefa- i J A, J CALLIE LIPKINStaff Photographer Chrysler Show Sunday. His brother, Michael, 13, watches from the fence (right). Drivers bum rubber from their tires to heat them for a better grip on the track. The all-day event also included a classic car and truck show. Palm Beach Gardens - Matthew Kinne, 6, of Loxahatchee covers his ears as drivers rev their engines and warm up their tires at the start of drag racing track at Moroso Mo-torsports Park during the Moroso Mopar and 7.50 FIRES PAHOKEE Half a quadriplex was destroyed in a fire about 5 p.m. Sunday, Pahokee firefighters said. They arrived to find two apartments at 200 S. Lake Ave. engulfed in flames. No one was in the building when the fire started. It remains under investigation. Parasites make them squirrelly The Associated Press KISSIMMEE Biologists say squirrels in the southeastern United States may appear to act a little strangely this summer, rolling around, scratching and biting themselves. That's because a common, harmless parasite is making them itchy. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say the squirrels are probably suffering from a skin irritation caused by a parasite known as the bot fly. This is an annoying, but rarely serious, condition that often afflicts squirrels in the southeastern United States this time of year. Squirrels have been seen rolling on the ground, biting or scratching themselves and even jumping up and down. The commission's office in Ocala has been so besieged by calls from people worried about the furry rodents that it issued a statement Thursday to reassure the public. Late summer usually is mating season for bot flies, and an itchy time for rabbits and rodents. The skin irritations often appear in places where squirrels can't scratch like on their backs or behind their legs. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) Callable Certificate of Deposit FDIC insured to $100,000 per depositor, per institution Interest paid semi-annually Final maturity in 10 years - 92899 Non-callable for one year Callable thereafter 100 par Call: Michael Thorn Vice President-Investments (561)266-6772 s I 1022 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 Salomon Smith Barney The CD is non-callable for the first year and then can be called even,' six months thereafter by the issuing bank. The final stated maturity is 92809. Minimum deposit $1,000. Subject to change and availability. Although we are not required to do so, we endeavor to provide a secondary market so that CD holders am sell their CDs prior to maturity. The resale price in such a transaction may be less than the principal amount invested. (APY as of 9799.) APY interest cannot remain on deposit in the same Cl, interest will be paid semi-annually. FDIC insurance covers a maximum amount of $100,000 per depositor, per institution (including principal and intea'st combined) in each insurable capacity. Salomon Smith Barney is a service mark of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. 1 999 Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Member SIPC A member of citigroupT L I I I I I I I I A J GoPBI is your source for schedules of events, tips on making your celebration great and the latest resources on preparing for Y2K. Plus you can win 2 front row tickets to see Gloria Estefan or two tickets near the stage for the Bee Gees Enter as Often as You Wish at... Barrier Free Environment Committee, 10 . a.m. Wednesday, city hall, 200 Second St.' Ad-Hoc City Hall Selection Committee, 1 p.m. Wednesday, city hall. Special Master Code Enforcement Board Hearings, 1 p.m. Wednesday, police department. Plan and Plats Review, 2 p.m. Wednesday, city hall. Library Board, 4 p.m. Wednesday, library, 100 Clematis St. City Commission workshop, 11 a.m. Thursday, city hall. Attorney-client session, 11:45 a.m. Thursday, city hall. Water Catchment Area Advisory Committee, noon Thursday, Loxahatchee Preserve Nature Center, 8264 Northlake Blvd. City administrator interviews, 4 p.m. Thursday, Omni, Belvedere Road. 4 City administrator interviews, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Omni. City administrator interviews, 9 a.m. Saturday, Omni. WESTGATEBELVEDERE HOMES COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY Agency Board, 6:30 p.m. today, CRA Office, 3323 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. MANGONIA PARK Planning and Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, town hall, 1755 E. Tiffany Drive. Budget workshop, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, town hall. Town Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, town hall. PALM BEACH Town Council, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, town hall, 360 South County Road. Town Council's first public budget hearing, 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, town hall. Landmarks Preservation Commission, 9 a.m. Wednesday, town hall. Code Enforcement Board, 2 p.m. Thursday, town hall. ROYAL PALM BEACH Architectural and Aesthetic Review Commission, 7 p.m. Tuesday, village hall, 1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Community Revrialization Advisory Board, 7 p.m. Wednesday, village hall. Second public budget hearing followed by Village Council, 7 p.m. Thursday, village hall. LOXAHATCHEE District Board of Supervisors, 7:30 p.m. today, district office, 101 W. D Road. THE ACREAGE Planning Guidance Council, 7:30 p.m. today, Indian Trail Improvement District offices, 13476 61st St. N., Royal Palm Beach. Acreage Landowners Association officers, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Indian Trail Improvement District offices. WELLINGTON Village Council budget hearing and regular business meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, village hall, 14000 Greenbriar Blvd. Architectural Review Board, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, village hall. GREENACRES Planning Commission workshop, 7 p.m. Wednesday, city hall, 5985 10th Ave. N. LAKE WORTH Community Redevelopment Agency, 6 p.m. Tuesday, city hall, 7 N. Dixie Highway. LANTANA Town Council, 7 p.m. today, town hall, 500 Greynolds Circle. HYPOLUXO Town Council budget meeting, 7 p.m. today, town hall, 7580 S. Federal Highway. Town Council, 7:30 p.m. today, town hall. ATLANTIS First budget hearing followed by city council meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, city hall, 260 Orange Tree Drive. MANALAPAN Architectural Commission, 3 p.m. Tuesday, town hall, 600 S. Ocean Blvd. First budget public hearing, 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, town hall. PAHOKEE 5 City Commission, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, city hall, 171 N.Lake Ave. i BELLE GLADE Canvassing Board, 5 p.m. Wednesday, city hall,110S.W.Ave. E. Planning and Zoning Board, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, city hall. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, and not all meetings can be listed. Please call the appropriate organization for verification. VITICKOK MM'I.ICVTIOiN Notice of Proposed It A INK MKIU.KK Ncitiii- k IiittIiv pvrn that J.I'. MOKCAN KSB. I(W KOVl. P'AI.M WAV. I'M.M ItKACM. H.OHIDA mm MAS FILM) AN AI'I'I.ICATION with llii' FIIIC for i-iinwnt to MKIK.K WITH J. P. MOHCAN CALIFORNIA. 3UH SOUTH IIOI'F STRKKT. S5TII FLOOR. LOS ANOF.I.F.S. CAI.IFORNIA'UKITN.I'. 10H(;S CALIFORNIA. KM CALIFORNIA STRKKT. 37TII FLOOR. SAN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA 'Mill: J.I'. MORGAN TRUST COMI'VNV OF ILLINOIS. 227 FST MONROK STRKKT. SI 11 K 2TIKI. CHICAGO. ILLINOIS WKiOft AND J. P. MORGAN TKXAS. m CRKSCKNT COURT. SUITF. Mm. DALLAS. TKXAS 7521(1. IT IS CONTFVII'I.ATF.I) THAT ALL OFFICKS OK Til K AI10VK NAMKI) INSTITUTIONS WILL CONTINUK TO RK OI'FRATKI) AS TRUST AGKNCIKS OF J.I'. MORGAN FSB. Anv htmiii wishing to comment on thii. alif'ution niu Hit- hi or ht'r r-ominrnth in writing with the Rrfoonul Director (DOS) of the Feileral Deposit Insurance Corporation at its Rcponal Office. 452 Fifth Avenue. New York, New V.rk IINIIH nol laler than SF.ITFMIIKR 19. I9W. The nonconfidential fHirtion of the application in on file in the Rctonl Office anil in availahle for piihlie inspection (luring regular hiiHincKH hours. I'hotoeopicH of the nonconfidential portion of the application file will he muile availahle upon request. A M-hcilule of charges for such copies can lie obtained from the Regional Office. YOUR GOVERNMENT Public meetings scheduled for this week: SD Televised live on Channel 20, the Palm Beach County government channel. On most cable systems, the programming appears on Channel 20 as well. Consult your listings. PALM BEACH COUNTY Criminal Justice Commission Executive Committee, 8 a.m. today, governmental center, 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Health Care District Board, 4 p.m. today, district office, 324 Datura St., West Palm Beach. Health Care District Healthy Palm Beaches Inc., after above meeting today, district office. Health Care District TRIM meeting, 5:01 p.m. today, district office. ED Board of County Commissioners, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, governmental center. Land Use Advisory BoardLPA, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Planning and Zoning building, 100 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach. Children's Services Council, 5 p.m. Thursday, council offices, 1919 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY Special meeting re: general counsel, 2:30 p.m. today, Fulton-Holland Service Center, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach. Special meeting re: Construction Oversight and Review Committee, 8 a.m. Thursday, Fulton-Holland Service Center. TEQUESTA Community Appearance Board, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, village hall, 357 Tequesta Drive. JUPITER Beautification Committee, 5:30 p.m. today, municipal complex, 210 Military Trail. Budget workshop, 5 p.m. Tuesday, municipal complex. Planning and Zoning Board, 7 p.m. Tuesday, municipal complex. First public hearing on the budget, 7 p.m. Tuesday, municipal complex. SOUTH INDIAN RIVER WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Board of Supervisors Annual Landowners' meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jupiter Community High School, 500 S. Military Trail, Jupiter. LOXAHATCHEE RIVER ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DISTRICT Public hearing and District Board meeting, 6:55 p.m. Thursday, district administrative building, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter. NORTH PALM BEACH Code Enforcement Board, 6:30 p.m. today, village hall, 501 U.S. 1. PALM BEACH GARDENS Code Enforcement Board, 7 p.m. today, municipal complex, 10500 N. Military Trail. Planning and Zoning Commission, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, municipal complex. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Palm Beach Gardens Community Center, 4404 Burns Road. Budget public hearingCity Council meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, municipal complex. LAKE PARK Planning and Zoning BoardHistorical Preservation Board, 7 p.m. today, town hall, 535 Park Ave. Code Enforcement Board hearing, 7 p.m. Thursday, town hall. RIVIERA BEACH Joint meeting with Palm Beach County and Port of Palm Beach commissioners, 3 p.m. today, Port of Palm Beach, Maritime Office Building, 4 E. Port Road. Planning and Zoning Board, 7 p.m. Thursday, city hall, 600 W. Blue Heron Blvd. PORT OF PALM BEACH Port Board, 4 p.m. Thursday, Maritime Office Building, 4 E. Port Road, Riviera Beach. WEST PALM BEACH Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, 8 a.m. Tuesday, police department, 600 Banyan Blvd. Downtown Development Authority budget hearing, 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, DDA offices, 400 Clematis St. Hietilni Beach Ibst Rules available at The Palm Beach Interactive Studio THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE IS NOW ACCEPTING HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS FOR 2000 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION EQUALS A $25,000 REDUCTION IN YOUR ASSESSED PROPERTY VALUE In order to qualify for the 2000 Homestead Exemption you must: Hold title to the property prior to January 1, 2000 Reside on the property on January 1, 2000 Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida on January 1, 2000 When you apply for the exemption, please bring with you the following: 1. Evidence of ownership (recorded deed, tax bill, etc.) 2. Social Security Number 3. Permanent residency proof (Alien Registration Card), if not a U.S. citizen. In addition, please bring the following items which apply to you, issued prior to January 1, 2000: 1. Florida driver's license. 4. Declaration of Domicile 2. Florida vehicle registration. 5. Death certificate, if applicable, for widow(er)'s exemption. 3. Florida voter's registration. You then appear personally at one of the County Property Appraiser's Offices and file your application. Your application must be filed by March 1, 2000 in order to qualify for a 2000 exemption. If title is held by husband and wife, either may file but should bring proof of residence for the spouse. North County North County Courthouse 3188 PGA Boulevard Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (561) 624-6521 South County 501 South Congress Avenue Room 150 Delray Beach, FL 33445 (561) 276-1250 Main Office Governmental Center 301 N. Olive Ave. - 5th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 355-2866 Glades Area 2976 State Road 1 5 Belle Glade, FL 33430 (561) 996-4890 Royal Palm Beach 1 1 500 Okeechobee Blvd., Ste. A Next to Police Station Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 (561) 790-6001 TAX SAVINGS GARY R. NIKOLITS, CFA Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MONDAY through FRIDAY Published as a Public Service to the Homeowners of Palm Beach County

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