The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 25, 1998 · Page 19
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 19

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y WW ri'M'TTTTt H'HJlH.y VVT'OW-W"l " ( - f . ' ' I" 1 ' I ' ' . , - l t ' t ' ' tit l i t THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1998 3B if Architect: Neiman Marcus too big for W)rth Avenue By Tim O'Meilia pers, Duany said. "Neiman Marcus breaks all the rules. It's larger than any other retail (store) and will generate regional parking," he told attorneys, architects, town officials and residents at the Royal Poinciana Chapel Tuesday. His appearance was sponsored by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Duany's remarks are certain to add to the controversy over the project. Condominium owners on the east end of the street are worried about increased traffic, and residents of Peruvian Avenue Palm Beach Post Staff Writer PALM BEACH For all its appeal to the wealthy, a Neiman Marcus store will puncture the ambience of Worth Avenue, says the urban architect who designed the downtown plans for West Palm Beach and Stuart. . "Precisely the trouble with Neiman Marcus is that it's wonderful," said Andres Duany, whose Miami firm specializes in fashioning urban blight into traditional neighborhoods. The exclusive store will attract too many shop- are concerned the building will dwarf their homes. The proposed three-story, 57,000-square-foot store with underground parking would be built in the 100 block of Worth Avenue, across the street from the Esplanade. The town council has already modified zoning rules and will consider the plans at a special meeting April 16. "Worth Avenue is the best piece of urbanism in the whole state and Neiman Marcus would jeopardize it, if you allow it," Duany said. He said he based his knowledge on newspaper accounts. Mayor Paul Ilyinsky declined to get into a dis cussion. "This is not the forum for that kind of de bate," he said. '.; Palm Beach architect Eugene Lawrence, whti drew the plans for the store, said Duany spoke oui of turn. "If he had seen the plans, he would not have said what he did." Lawrence said Duany did not know the stor? was one-third the size of the typical Neiman Marcus and that parking was underground. ; After Duany's talk, town Building Official Bob Moore said Duany agreed to examine the plans and then give his opinion on the project. ': WXEL seeks public's help imn W !! ...!... ..Mi ... ., I... i .ii.... ... ... i . i i n, i . m.. u . )i ill .J. Mi,, .mi..,, .i ,, n..i,llull mi i ii i ... i ..,),, . .m. ., t2J: ;..! ;JU o O "SunFest is bending over backward to be good guys and I'm at a loss to figure out why they're making a big deal out of this," he said. ; Channel 2 negotiated the right to be the only public station at SunFest WXEL can't even have a booth because it produces a one-hour highlight show that airs on more than 100 public stations and is worth about $75,000 to SunFest. The festival has given the same monopoly deal to other types of businesses, including The Palm Beach Post. : Channel 2, which spreads by broadcast and cable as far north as Vero Beach, has challenged the need for WXEL since the Boynton Beach radio and television stations went on the air in the early 1980s. WXEL admits it's skipped SunFest over the years but its new management wants to The Palm Beach County broadcaster wants listeners to protest SunFest's pact with rival WPBT. By Eliot Weinberg Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WXEL TV and radio, aced out of SunFest by Miami rival WPBT-TV, is now making on-air pleas for listeners to call SunFest President Don Mathis and complain. "It's supposed to be a West Palm Beach event and they're cutting out the very station that serves the West Palm Beach Community," said Jay Lynch, WXEL director of creative services. Through mid-morning Tuesday, fewer than a dozen had called, Mathis said. change that. E.A. KENNEDY IllStaff Photographer Sergio Soto testified that Ernesto Brady shot Rafael Costa once after Jason Diaz already had shot County's number of TB cases holds level Health officials rejoice that the increase in tuberculosis of three years ago has been stopped. By Ron Hayes Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH Tuberculosis in Palm Beach County has held steady for the past two years, with 115 cases counted both in 1996 and 1997, the American Lung Association of Southeast Florida announced Tuesday. That number was down from a 10-year county high of 168 recorded in 1994, said Dr. David Ashkin, medical executive director of A.G. Holley State TB Hospital. He spoke at a news conference marking World TB Day, the 116th anniversary of the bacterium's discovery on March 24, 1882. "Eight years ago, we were talking about the numbers skyrocketing," Ashkin said, "now it's on the decline again." A 5 percent yearly decline since 1953 stopped in 1985 as the AIDS epidemic brought more active cases because of weakened immune systems, Ashkin said. In Palm Beach County, Ashkin said, about 38 percent of all cases are found among the foreign born. James Cobb, TB program manager for the county health department, attributed the decline to caseworkers who make sure patients with active TB take their medication regularly. Because TB is an airborne infection, Ashkin said, no real protection exists, except for health-care workers who know they're being exposed. For more information on TB, call (800) 4TB-INFO. eT7Enn the victim twice. Diaz still is a fugitive. Man accused in carjacking-slaying MO companions pulled the trigger says that Soto was carrying a pistol when he and Diaz first approached Costa. Soto also was caught on a bank security camera with Costa when they took him to an automated teller machine to withdraw money. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin today. register to Win $511 1. Call 5-M on your telephone... 2. Enter code 1-0-1-5 when prompted... 3. Enter your phone number & last four digits of your social security number. ...it's that easy!!! All calls are 50 and will appear on your telephone bill. Enter aj many times as you like. One winner chosen each month. You may also inter by mailing your name, address 4 phone number with area code to: CALL Stl Cash Contest 2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 "After Ernesto took his turn, the body didn't move, so I figured Jason was the one that killed him," Soto said. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Soto, 21, of Greenacres, for his role in Costa's slaying on Oct. 24, 1995. Costa was accosted at a Lake Worth gas station by Diaz and Soto, who were seeking to steal his Ford Mustang. Soto said he was along "just to watch" and did not know that they would be carjacking Costa at gunpoint. He said he was afraid of Diaz, who remains a fugitive, and he was in the back seat of the car when Costa was shot. Prosecutor Dan Galo noted Sergio Soto, facing the death penalty, claims he was along 'just'to watch.' By Scott Hiaasen Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH Sergio Soto broke down in tears on the witness stand Tuesday and told jurors that he refused to shoot Bible student Rafael Costa during a 1995 carjacking. Soto said his friend, Jason Diaz, shot Costa twice, and Ernesto Brady shot Costa once. Before testifying, Soto had not implicated Brady, who already has pleaded guilty for his role in the killing. 4 Just 500 INSURED CD ALTERNATIVES jm 4rrr I -Fi tfrH a call! Brought to you by CALL 5tl, a service of The Palm Beach Post Sun-Sentinel & The Real Yellow Pages Lake Worth BocaDelray 697-0263 422-8081 Rhoades Financial Group 3767 Lake Worth Road Lake Worth Two men charged with burglary, arson in string of fires in southwest South Bay three families to move, while some neighbors moved out of fear, Police Chief Danny Jones said. Still others "were scared to leave home" because all the fires happened while people were out, resident Pam Harvey said. Suspects Chris Orlando Daniels, 21, and Ralph Freeman, 22, seemed "fascinated with fires," a police report said. Daniels' brother died in a 1989 blaze, they said. Jones said investigators found Daniels' fingerprints in each of the burned homes and found he had property reported stolen from one of them. Police say Freeman was involved in five fires. According to police reports, the two broke into apartments, set fire to furniture, bedsheets or other household items, and fled. Jones estimated the fires caused $80,000 worth of damage. Charged with arson and burglary, Daniels and Freeman are being held without bail. Investigators say fingerprints and stolen property link the men to the fires. By Jennifer Pettz Palm Beach Post Staff Writer SOUTH BAY Police have charged two men with setting a string of fires that put the city's southwest section on edge. The small neighborhood saw seven blazes between March 2 and Friday. The damage forced Look no further than these new-home communities in this Friday's Real Estate Weekend section. Islands of Jupiter Lost Lake Golf Club Carlyle Jupiter Island Ironhorse Country Club Ibis Golf & Country Club Ballenlsles Country Club The Palm Beach Jbst THAT'S MY POST Children Will Learn: Knot tying and tackle selection from West Marine Cast netting from West Coast Nets Casting a rod and reel from Florida Department of Environmental Protection Boat safety from Towboat One They'll also see a short film in the "Guy Harvey Theater of The Sea" Each child and accompanying adult will get free admission to the Boat Show ($9 value). Rods and reels will be given away at the clinics (while supplies last). 1 Cffijia33ni l A presented by Child's Name Adult's Name mm "i. I.. iiTT ! Address City State "Zip . Day Telephone , School 5 clinics to choose from: Saturday, March 28 1 & 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2911 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. On the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach at v(Bci)i fteaci dffioats J7io(V Owned and sponsored by: Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County-Produced and managed by: Yachting Promotions, Inc. Presented bv: NationsBank Barnett II Ace CIRC IE ONE 4-6 As the rurrnt or f:uardun of the above ihild. I hereby trant The Palm Be h Pom nd Boat Shorn prtJuer the nht to uv the name, voue and pbototrapriK !ike-v. n the thild in newspaper ik lev press releases and luJio-sideo pnidix tions Parrwt. frmrcml. fniin Srfmlmnt i .fani i a,av m. m av. ay avo as ay m o v, ,fc,i i m.i

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