The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 26, 1998 · Page 134
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 134

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, THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 MSL 2B Grease Is (Still) the Word TCIF celebrates the 20th anniversary release of the classic this weekend. Plus.. .all about ArtFest in Stuart. Deputies suspect teens committed NO. 431546 The Palm Beach County Thrift Store is now selling PB.S.O. unclaimed evidence. Items will be sold either as retail or mrouglv 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. PUBUSH: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 1998 as many as zU home Burglaries t 1 i r . Jfie Pafni Beach ltst youths would look for an open or MRA 9mm handgun was stolen. More introducing' I J-J 0 BellaVista unlocked door or winaow, or a sliding glass door that could be pulled off the track. They took cash, jewelry, video games and video tapes and other small items, Rodriguez said. The youths said they kept most of the stolen property for themselves and detectives recovered most of it with the arrests. Investigators believe the three charged Wednesday were responsible for seven burglaries in the last week. By Jill Taylor falm Beach Post Staff Writer ' STUART Six teenagers arrested by Martin County sheriff s detectives are believed responsible for up to 20 residential burglaries in Palm City and the Fisherman's Cove subdivision oft Kanner Highway in recent weeks. Three youths, ages 14, 15 and 16,'were arrested Wednesday and held at the St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center in tort Pierce. They are each charged with armed burglary in a case where a charges are expecteu anei mc State Attorney's Office reviews the cases. Three other youths in the same age range were arrested two weeks ago. Detective Tony Rodriguez said the teens were all Martin County High School students and knew each other from school. The youths burglarized homes during the day after knocking on doors to see if anyone was home, Rodriguez said. If there was no answer, the AN IBIS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB CUSTOM HOME v. 4 This luxurious 5,400 s.f , 4-Bedroom Den "tfyC k ' Media Room, 5 l2-Bath custom home by aj- rtf-i!-'-85 .Simmons Building Corporation, one of Palm S-tjbift Beach County's most distinguished builders, has -ufit 'ilfka irt-! a magnificent floor plan design and truly unique gT' Matures. A private Owners' Wing has a 20' x h iif.j'" 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 Here you'll find more than 70 new mocel and . resale homes priced from under $200,000 to more than her walk-.n closets and an exercise area. A " $2 million. Models are open Monday-Saturday, 9-5:30, covered patio has a curved bar, sink, refrigera-Sunday 10-5:30. Ibis Golf & Country Club boosts two tor and built-in BBQ. Pecky Cypress ceilings Nicklaus-designed golf courses and another under way Custom-designed pool and spa. and is nestled between pristine wilderness and the polished civility of Palm Beach, on Northlake Boulevard eight Grand Porte-cochere. And 3-car garage. p PALM BEACH nteract,ve Up to 20 stones from 56 area communities at www.GoPBI.comYourTown minutes west of l-yj. You'll find it at Ibis. The Good Life is Back. 4 " For Information: (561) 624-8000 (800) 741-4500 Ths property ,s not reg.stered ,n the State of New York. and therefore not an offer for residents of New York or any other state where probib.ted jLJ by law. Prices and ava,lab,l,ty subract to change without notice. IbisColf Er Country Club is a development of Gale. Wentworth 0 Dillon Group. L L C .......... ( . - 1 J! PAUL J. MILETTEStaff Photographer vft I fo-.'k'ia.. . l '.t'-'''-iI,,r - ! -r..M ' r: ,,r Seashells by the schoolhouse Third-grader Cameron Sanford listens for the sounds of the sea in a welk shell on Wednesday. Students at Rivers Edge Elementary School in Port St. Lucie were shown hermit crabs, mantis shrimp and other specimens of local marine life brought in by Woody Lee, a research assistant at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. A' p.m., from May 7 to June 11. 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. . i , - -- jiiritnn A report of a dead pelican found in Port Salerno with a lesion-covered mullet in its mouth was recorded Wednesday on the state s fish kill hot line, fish health expert Ann Forstchen said. Scientists don't know whether the sick fish are related to the pelican's death. 1 tie hot line has received reports of other dead pelicans and cormorants, Forstchen said, and is turning the information over to the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to investigate. Commission spokesman Mark Robson said his office is keeping track of reports, "but it's premature to hit the panic button. So far we have reports of three dead pelicans. We have to be skeptical. We have no indication of a major die-off." Fish with lesions, sores or tumors found in the St. Lucie or Indian Rivers or other local waters can be reported to the hot line at (800) 636-0511. Sick birds can be taken to the Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital, 2800 S.E. Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, 546-8281. FORT PIERCE St. Lucie County Fire District officials said Wednesday that they're following state rules by taking seriously injured patients to local hospitals instead of directly to a trauma center in Palm Beach County. "We're going by the book, although we may not be doing what others think we should," Fire Board Chairman Ron Bowen said. A recent television report questioned whether St. Lucie County patients are getting to trauma centers quickly enough. Dr. Chichiou Liu, the fire district's medical director, said paramedics must have approval of a local physician before taking patients to another hospital. "We have to stabilize the patient before transporting them to a trauma center," Liu . said. FORT PIERCE The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected a claim that an airplane charter service has been treated unfairly by the St. Lucie County Port & Airport Authority. J.M. Van Ovost complained to the FAA because airport officials barred his company, Air Charter of Florida Inc., from selling airplane fuel near the U.S. Customs office while a competitor is allowed to do so. Airport Director Curtis King said all fuel sales are barred from the airport terminal apron where Van Ovost wanted to sell fuel, while the other company, Fort Pierce Air Center, is operating on land it leases from the county. The terminal area is reserved for scheduled airline service, if another one locates at the airport, King said. STUART Martin County is sponsoring a presentation by transportation expert Walter Kulash from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the county administrative center on ways to slow and better handle traffic. Kulash is part of an effort to educate residents about the county's sustainable communities program. The program is a statewide effort to promote more efficient use of land and natural resources. Martin County is one of five counties named by the state to develop a sustainable program. JUPITER The Palm Beach County Beach Patrol is sponsoring a spring break surfing clinic from 1:30-4 p.m. April 6-10 at Carlm Park civic center. The program is for ages 9-16 and the cost is $40. For registration information, call 626-1630. 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. ROYAL PALM BEACH The Royal Palm Beach Youth Athletic Association is holding a softball tournament Sunday at Seminole Palms Park to benefit 8-year-old Cassandra Wood. She will be operated on to remove a cancerous tumor. The benefit includes a 25-team tournament and a silent auction of sports memorabilia. The event also includes massages bv a licensed therapist, face painting, and raffles for Florida Marlins baseball tickets. Seminole Palms Park is at 151 Lam-stein Lane, off Southern Boulevard. JUPITER The police department is accepting registrations for its Citizens Police Academy, which meets every Thursday from .-9 PORT ST. LUCIE The city's comprehensive plan is in compliance with state growth management laws and can be implemented, the state Department of Community Affairs told planning director Steve Ball this week. Although DCA issued 60 objections to the plan in November, Ball said most of the concerns were minor and easily satisfied. Ball said the city can now move forward with plans to establish more commercial land uses in western Port St. Lucie. Bureaucracy at its best . . . FORT PIERCE Only in government That was the consensus at the District 15 Health and Human Services Board meeting Wednesday morning after board members heard that they have to conduct a formal search for a new district rum m m mm m Mummmnrnmnmn c Caff JDF Today for a Walk Registration Brochure Collect donations from ramify, friends, business associates, neighbors... HUE fW VAUOG FOR A WORTHWHILE CAVSEl administrator for the local Department of Children and Families, which the board oversees. The department basically has two district administrators now. One, Don Dixon, is on loan to another district. And he might decide to M i 3 if E ill' WEST PALM llEACU Saturday, April 4 Meyer Amphitheatre 3.2 mile Route Along Scenic Flagler Drive take a permanent job there. If he does, the interim administrator, Pam Paulik, will become the permanent administrator, according to state officials. So District 15 doesn't need a new administrator. But the law requires the board to conduct a search if they plan to change administrators. The search will begin April 6. Anyone interested in applying for the job, which they won't get, should contact the local DCF office. - Susannah A. Nesmrth The funds you raise support diabetes research and education (561) 625-6675 JUVENILE DIABETES F7T. FOUNDATION Unusual Thirst Blurred Vision 'Unexplained Weakness or Faogue Frequent Urination Abnormal Hunger 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 postpone a hearing in the case of Phantom, a dangerous dog that Silver is representing in court "How dare he? I'm appalled," Commissioner Mary McCarty said. Silver called the charge "outrageous," said Dytrych misunderstood his words, and 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 CoWsmith Sodden aSkm Disorders Weight Loss & Infections WVLKTO CUIIE DLBETES Sponsored by: Sunnu nmm WIST I0CA MroV alC rater C tn& x

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