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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 130

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, March 26, 1998
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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 THE PALM BEACH POST 28 Lawsuit appeal won posthumously Grease is (Still) the Word TGIF celebrates the 20th anniversary release of the classic this weekend. Plus...all about ArtFest in Stuart. NO. 431546 The Palm Beach County Thrift Store is now selling P.B.S.O. unclaimed evidence. Items will be sold either as retail or through the silent bid process at the Thrift Store. Items include, but are not limited to: TV's; VCR's; Fishing Poles; Clothing; Computer Equipment; Stereo Equipment: Golf Clubs; and many other different items. PUBLISH: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 1998 MRA about the bite, but battery charges against Parish were dropped. Garcia said a second trial could allow him to seek additional damages against Parish. Despite Parish's death, the lawsuit can still go forward on behalf of his estate, said John Tierney, Parish's lawyer. In a second trial Parish's testimony and deposition would likely be read to jurors. Parish's family has sent notice of plans to sue the plastic surgeon who performed his surgery Jan. 13. An autopsy report released Monday said Parish's weak heart and painkillers probably combined to cause his death. ing the trial. The appeals court upheld that decision Wednesday. But the court also overturned Carlisle and said the woman, Carol Moniz, can pursue a sexual harassment claim against Parish's employer, Reitano Enterprises, a company that manages several gas stations. Carlisle had ruled that Moniz could not sue Reitano because she settled a worker's compensation claim with the company for another $20,000. In the suit, Moniz, who now lives in Alaska, said Parish bit her on the neck, leaving a bruise, and groped her on other occasions. Moniz also complained to police By Scott Hiaasen Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH Daniel Parish didn't live long enough to clear his name. The 4th District Court of Appeal on Wednesday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit brought four years ago against Parish, 51, a Iiintana man who died in January from complications from plastic surgery. In the lawsuit, an ex-employee accused Parish of biting her on the neck, and a jury awarded the woman $20,000. Circuit Judge James Carlisle later ordered a new trial, saying the woman's lawyer, Sid Garcia, made improper comments dur introducing' j- 0 BellaVista AN IBIS GOLF &- COUNTRY CLUB CUSTOM HOME ML. L This luxurious 5,400 sf, 4-Bedroom Den Media Room, 5 12-Bath custom home by Simmons Building Corporation, one of Palm Beach County's most distinguished builders, has a magnificent floor plan design and truly unique features. A private Owners' Wing has a 20' x 2I'8" Master Bedroom. The spacious Master Bath has his and her vanities and sunken whirlpool tubV There are also separate smaller his and her baths in the Master Suite, his and her walk-in closets and an exercise area. A covered patio has a curved bar, sink, refrigerator and built-in BBQ. Pecky Cypress ceilings i PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www.CoPBI.comYourToum Here you'll find more than 70 new model and resale homes priced from under $200,000 to more than $2 million. Models are open Monday-Saturday, 9-5:30, Sunday 10-5:30. Ibis Coif & Country Club boasts two Nicklaus-designed golf courses and another under way, i . j i l. - ...:U t-L, passed the test in October 1997. Smaller gains were made in communications. throughout. Custom-designed pool and spa. ana is nesuea oeiween pusurm wuuKiitezs uuu uik tjut-ished civility of Palm Beach, on Northlake Boulevard eight Grand Porte-cochere. And j-car garage. minutes west of 1-95. You'll find it at Ibis. The Good Life is Back. PS V'- The school district's food service department got passing grades in an internal review of purchasing and other procedures released this week. No rules or laws were violated, controls over such items as cash collection and buying and purchasing food were found "adequate," and there is greater sensitivity to purchases perceived as "extravagant," the report reads. The department came under scrutiny beginning in December 1996 when officials were found to have spent $700,000 more than the board had approved on two contracts. For Information: (561) 624-8000 (800) 741-4500 This property is not res.stered ,n the State of New York, and .s therefore not an offer for residents of New York or any other state where prohibited LJ by law. Pnces and availability sub,ect to change without notice. IbisGolf 6. Country Club is a development of Gale, Wentworth 6- Dillon Group. L.L.U ........... B0YNT0N BEACH More than 500 pieces of surplus equipment and confiscated items will be auctioned by the city from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot next to city hall. The list includes 60 bikes, computer and office equipment, and unclaimed items seized by police, including jewelry, cellular phones and electronics equipment. The items will be on display for an hour before the auction. A toll-free hot line for reports of possible hate crimes and Interneton-line crimes has been set up by Palm Beach County Sheriff Robert Neumann. The phone number, (800) 429-0006, also can be used to report gang activity or graffiti and economic crime and fraud. Neumann said he hoped the hot line would reduce the amount of literature reflecting prejudice based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or national origin. Although most such literature is protected by the First Amendment, the distributors "need to know they're being watched," said Bill Gralnick, Southeast director of the American Jewish Committee. DELRAY BEACH Delray Beach library volunteers are kicking off an annual fund-raising drive this week by mailing letters seeking donations from 35,000 residents. Library board President Harvey Brown hopes to raise $100,000 this year for new books. The library raised $62,749 last year. In a letter to residents, Brown says the library needs 18,000 new books to reach the state's minimum standards for public libraries. The library has 82,500 books. JUPITER The Palm Beach County Beach Patrol is sponsoring a spring break surfing clinic from 1:30-4 p.m. April 6-10 at Carlin Park civic center. The $40 program is for ages 9-16. For registration information, call 626-1630. JUPITER The police department is accepting registrations for its Citizens Police Academy, which meets every Thursday from 7-9 p.m., from May 7 to June 1 1. The free course teaches various aspects of the police department. To register or get more information, call Sgt. Frank Hess at 746-6201, extension 411. S i - . J 4 if ,rA, ,.;i, A $100,000 bond set for a Palm Beach County corrections' deputy accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl is excessive, the 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled. The court said the bond for Darryll Patterson was too high because the charges against him are not capital offenses and prosecutors did not show he was a flight risk. A hearing must be held to determine a reasonable bond; Patterson said in court he could pay a bond of $10,000 to $15,000. Taking it to another level The popular sport of Barry-bashing attained new heights Tuesday. State Rep. Barry Silver wasn't around to defend himself when Palm Beach County commissioners asked their lawyer to examine Silver's ethics. County Attorney Denise Dytrych told commissioners that Silver threatened to withdraw his support from the county's legislative goals after she would not agree to post X . .- V f '-.ff '? : il m" 1 " -vV,''-", I .: --' r. -H-r. . Tv pone a hearing in the case of Phantom, a dangerous dog that Silver is representing in court. "How dare he? I'm appalled," Commissioner Mary Mc-Carty said. Silver called the charge "outrageous," said Dytrych misunderstood his words, and i ZhSsfd' ''" 8f:'rsk.-.s charged officials with waging a "personal vendetta and smear campaign" against him. He might resort to a slander suit "if people are going to make things up about me." Rebecca Goldsmith IL Call JDF Tbday fur a Walk Registration Brochure BOCA RATON Police are looking for a man who attacked a 19-year-old woman in the elevator of Ocean ViewLakeview Apartments early Wednesday. The woman was in fair condition with head injuries Wednesday night at Delray Medical Center. She told police the man followed her into the elevator at the the apartment building at 940 Sweetwater Lane at 1:50 a.m. and hit her in the head and jaw, reports said. The attacker is described as a 6-foot, white male with a thin build and dark hair, wearing a red shirt and pants. Anyone with information should call the Boca Raton Police Services Department at 338-1334 or the confidential tip line at 338-1399. Collect donations from family, friends, business associates, neighbors... HUE IW WALKIXG FOR A WORTHWHILE CAUSE! SOUTH PALM BEACH Town commissioners voted for the status quo Tuesday, reappointing all five town officers. Commissioner Maurice Jacobson is again vice mayor; Commissioner Arthur Lavenhar, mayor pro-tem; Commissioner Ernest Muro, treasurer; and Commissioner Robert March, assistant treasurer. Town Administrator Margot Beck was reappointed for another year, as were Town Attorney Paul Nicoletti, Town Clerk Cheryl Rogers, Police Chief Roger Crane and Building Code Administrator Jean Belanger. r fly v m r m WEST PALM BEACH Saturday, April 4 Meyer Amphitheatre 3.2 mile Route Along Scenic Flo filer Drive Palm Beach County's black juniors performed better on the state's High School Competency Test last fall, improving more than white and Hispanic students. On the math test administered in October 1996, only one in two black students passed the test on the first try. In October of 1997, that number was up to 5.4 out of 10 students a significant gain that outpaced state gains, said Marc Baron, the district's director of testing. Nine of 10 whites and seven of 10 Hispanics Hie funds you raise support diabetes research and education (561) 625-6675 5,600 clients need work by Sept. 30 JUVENILE DIABETES .,, , t -a,, t,r 1 rvwiifc-iiwi 1 1 UI(UMOI IIIWM -tr4j.,cW " Frequent Urination Abnormal Hunger Sudden Weight Loss Unexplained Weakness or Fatigue Skm Disorders & Infections WVLKTO CURE DIABETES find work by Sept. 30. or lose their benefits. Lockheed Martin will have to work with about half of those clients. Roger Carlton, a vice president for Ijockheed Martin in Florida, said his company hopes the state can resolve its issues because the longer it takes, the less time recipients will have to meet the deadline to have a job. "We nd to get these decisions made quickly and get about the business of helping people find work before their benefits run out," Carlton said. of the Workforce Development Board. But Susan Acker, a spokeswoman from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which manages the food stamps program, said Florida's request didn't reach the federal agency until Feb. 6. By law, I'SDA has until April 6 to respond. Ac ker said. An official from the Health Care Finance Administration, which oversees Medicaid, couldn't be reac hed for comment IjCK-ally, the welfare-to-work law requires some 5.fp( clients to WELFARE From IB ings." But local officials, including those from Iockheed Martin, the Workforce Development Board, which is charged with overseeing the local welfare reform, and even some local DCF officials, don't agree with Feaver. "I know we asked as far back as October and November and we were told the federal waivers were in process," said Ken Montgomery, executive director Si insured by: Sunnu WEST I0CA i Mrdml CrnKT c

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