The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 11, 1976 · Page 53
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 53

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, December 11, 1976
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C2 Palm Beach Pot-Time, Saturday, December 11, 1976 Beach Erosion Emergency Ends Shore Job To Require Usual Permits on Hutchinson Island v U : K Vjr f? Jte? & need to do any work on the beaches will have to acquire the necessary state and federal permits prior to any encroachments on the beach." This is normally a lengthy process requiring approval of the County Commission, DNR and the Army Corps of Engineers. Emergency action was allowed at Little Ocean Club after buildings appeared in danger of washing away as erosion ate into the sand dune. Information on procedures for obtaining permits is available at the Martin County Engineering HUTCHINSON ISLAND - The beach erosion emergency has been declared ended by state and county officials and oceanfront property owners will now be required to follow normal permitting procedures before building any rock walls on the beach. County Engineer Ken Ferrari and Bill Carlton, director of state Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) bureau of beaches and shores, toured Hutchinson Island beaches Thursday and decided that no erosion emergency exists on any oceanfront property. Several weeks ago an emergency was declared by state officials and they waived the usual lengthy procedures for obtaining a permit to allow residents of Little Ocean Club Condominium to harden their shoreline with large boulders and junk cars. Other property owners could have taken similar action with the approval of the county engineer. "It has been determined that no emergency now exists on any other property," Ferrari said. "Therefore, any property owners who feel they 'The band is hand-picked every year. Most of the members have been playing instruments for at least three years and they are all interested in the type of music we do.' Allen Gilbert Band leader Ella Ree Witherspoon (Left) and Cathy Haston Do Dance Numbers Author FT Their Kind of Music Makes the Feet Move School Combo in Port Salerno Has Jazz-Rock in Repertoire Thinks Positive Km-' ,p" ' VlS By LINDA HARBISON Post Staff Writer PORT SALERNO - Allen Gilbert's 13-man combo doesn't play the kind of music usually associated with school bands. "It's the kind of music that makes you want to move your feet," says one of the young musicians. And in fact, the band members do dance routines themselves while playing songs like "Soul Swinger," "Hustle," and "The Theme from SWAT." They are seventh and eighth graders at Murray Middle School and comprise the only jazz-rock band in the county school system. "The band is handpicked every year," says Gilbert, the band leader and a teacher at Murray. "Most of the members have been playing instruments for at least three years and they're all interested in the type of music we do." Gilbert formed the school's first jazz band in 1970 after "some students came to me and expressed the desire to do more than play the kind of every-day music of school bands." Since then, Gilbert has had a jazz-rock group almost every year. He said the band entertains the students at least once a year and that "all the students love it." The dance routines his musicians do while playing their various numbers are mostly improvised, Gilbert said, though he does some of the choreography himself. All but three of the band members are girls and they range in age from 12 to 14. Though most say they regard music as only a hobby, some plan to make a career of it. The band's repertoire includes songs like "Hang On Sloopy," "Everyday People," "Proud Mary," and "That's the Way I Like It." M niiT- .-V'-" Everett Nowack plays the tuba in the combo formed by the seventh and eighth graders of Murray Middle School at Port Salerno. It is the only jazz-rock band in the county school system. Xa V i Staff Phatoi by Robert Bedell St. Lucie One Ready To Go on Line fjmMi'- St. Lucie County - TwSISs.'TV (Tlortin County VSiSOfS 4 bacteria present in the system and residents of the area now can drink the water safely. Area Deaths Millard, Harlow C, 85, of 305 Abeto Lane, Port St. Lucie. Masonic and Memorial services at 4 p.m. Sunday at Port St. Lucie United Church. Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Railey, Donnie, 47, of 319 N. 14th St., Fort Pierce. Funeral at 10 a.m. Monday at Baird Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Pierce. Mueller, Pauline, 83, of 1715-A S. 17th Circle, Fort Pierce. Cremation under the direction AREA NEWS of Baird Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Movie Clock FORT PIERCE Sunrise Theatre: "Macintosh and T.J.," 7:30, 9:15 Village Theatre: "Obsession," 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Fort Pierce Drive-Io: "Slumber Party," 7: 30; "Mama's Dirty Girls," 9:05 Angle Road Drive-Io: "Brotherhood of Death," 7:30; "Killing Machine," 9:10 STUART Mayfair Theatre: "The Great Scout and Cat-house Thursday," 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 By RAFE KLINGER Post Staff Writer DELRAY BEACH - Wayne Dyer is a faith healer, womanizer and cracker-barrel psychologist. Author of the best-selling, self-improver "Your Erroneous Zones," Dyer has a Ph.D. in counseling from Wayne State University and is a practicing psychotherapist. His book tells how to stop losing and live as a winner. At an autograph session yesterday in the Del-ray Mall Bookstore, Dyer couldn't say "no" and was forced into an impromptu lecture. By holding yourself in esteem and thinking right, you can banish illness, he told an audience of mostly middle-aged and elderly women. "I used to get the flu twice a year," Dyer said. "Now, I haven't had it for five years. "You may call it luck. It's the way I think. I don't believe in allergies or in being sick." The theme of Dyer's book is a mixture of raw existentialism and blind positive thinking. Dyer said most religion preaches guilt, something he says should be ignored. Some axims for living a forward-moving life which defies germs and anxiety include: "Trying to please others all the time is an exercise in folly. You can't please most others - so please yourself. "Being human means you are always alone in the world. No one will ever understand you like you do. "Stop blaming your parents and environment for your problems. Courage means taking a risk - to be willing to fly in the face of others. "The antidote for depression: Get off your ass and do something -anything." He radiated confidence - especially to the women, young and old, who flocked to have him sign their books. He managed short attentive conversation with each, looking into eyes and giving a few quick hugs. More than 40 copies of Dyer's book were sold in 30 minutes. "He's nice-looking. I like the way he thinks," said a young woman who worked at the store. It's easy for Dyer, 36, to preach the destiny-in-your-own-hands philosophy. For him, it was sink or swim. The youngest of three boys, Dyer was born when his mother was 21. His father deserted the family. For the next 10 years, the boys were bounced from foster home to foster home, Dyer's mother remarried and pulled the family back together, but his stepfather was an alcoholic. "He was a nice guy when he was sober but an abusive drunk," Dyer said. With no one to rely on but himself, Dyer learned to do just that. Everything he has accomplished he said he has willed. This includes writing a best-seller, educating himself, staying well, and becoming an "excellent" tennis player and skier. Dyer said 85 to 90 per cent of physical ills are mind-controlled. He criticized the modern medical and psychological establishment for building up the "myth" that being healthy is complicated. Dyer said it's a matter of mind over matter. The cure for depression is "action," he said. "Last year, 100 million prescriptions were written for Valium alone," he said. "That's half the country's population." To learn to live according to Dyer's approach requires a person to be able to control their emotions. Dyer said this is accomplished by "living moment to moment." "I believe it's simple. If you want it, do it now, for a moment. If you think of doing something - like quitting smoking - forever, it's tough," he said. Dyer's book teaches "how to say 'no' without feeling guilt." w i i HUTCHINSON ISLAND - The St. Lucie One nuclear power plant will be in commercial operation as of this weekend, Florida Power & Light Co. (FP&L) officials said yesterday. The reactor, after being shut down about five months ago, has undergone repairs and is ready for commercial service, according to FP&L. Tests of the reactor system will continue, however, as the plant is brough up to full power. According to the company, the opening of the St. Lucie plant along with the return to service of one of the Turkey Point nuclear reactors near Miami this month will result in fuel savings for FP&L and its customers. FP&L said the operational date of both units "comes at the same time as an announced increase in the price we pay for oil." "When our nuclear output goes up, we don't have to use as much oil," a company spokesman said. "Oil prices currently are higher than ever." A barrel of fuel oil costs the utility $13.22 compared to nuclear fuel which costs less than $1.25 per barrel, according to FP&L. The company said nuclear savings should affect electric bills in February. Christmas Parade At Okeechobee Today OKEECHOBEE - Okeechobee's third annual Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. today. A citywide Community Day in Flagler Park starts at 9 a.m. The sponsoring Big Lake Jaycees said Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will ride in the parade and remain in the downtown park afterward for children to visit. Features of the day include a Christmas concert by the Okeechobee High School choir and many organizations displaying their wares. '--' "0mtf c; - i-"0- High Tides High tides and storms continue to batter away at beaches in Fort Pierce and this bench which has fallen captive to the surf is an example of what the waves have done near the South Jetty. In the parking lot near the popular fishing pier the rebuilt beach continues to disappear while even the fishermen on the strong rock jetty weren't having it so good yesterday with waves sending spray crashing up onto the walkway making fishing pretty unpleasant. . ejwtvi r - . .TXtir w, r- -l-V - . .... ,: 'c- North Beach Residents Needn't Boil Water FORT PIERCE - The St. Lucie County, Health Department said yesterday North Beach residents no longer need to boil their drinking water. The 500 residents of the North Beach have been boiling their water for the past week since repairs to the water line were made. The Health Department said it has been taking water samples of the heavily chlorinated water and is now sure that there is no harmful

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