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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 18

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2ff THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1998 C PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www.GoPBI.comYourTown LAKE WORTH Organizers of Finlandia Days expect between 4,000 and 5,000 people at its celebration Saturday and Sunday at r Bryant Park. The festival opens at 10 a.m. Marlinda Mitchell, the 16-year-old Boca Raton girl who police say confessed to driving the car that killed 13-year-old Tylee McLeod, was charged as an adult Thursday, Broward County Assistant State Attorney Alex Urruela said. Mitchell is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, a felony, and driving without a valid driver license in the Feb. 27 crash in Deerfield Beach. If charged as a juvenile, she could have faced detention in the juvenile center for up to 36 months. Charged as an adult, Mitchell could face up to 15 years in prison, Urruela said. F both days with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. each day. Saturday s schedule mcludes X Katrillit, a Finnish Folk Dance Group, at 2 J , I ! Y . i, if : .: . . j . ft r '. . " ' -. : .. v$ ; u i -I p.m., the Chamber Choir of Sibelius-Lukio at Silk Noile Short Set from Stunt 40 Off A beautiful silk noile camp shirt in natural, rose, sand, fuchsia, chamois, denim blue, coral or lemon to wear with a dyed-to-match pull-on short. Sizes S-XL. Camp Shirt, Reg. $28 Nw $16.99 Matching Short, Reg. $22 Now $11.99 3 p.m. and Eya Menla at 3:30. After openmg ceremonies Sunday, the Vox Sonora Choir of Pakila and St. Andrew's Finnish Choir per- form at 1:10 p.m., followed by Katrillit and a . barbershop quartet. An outdoor dance gins at 2:10 p.m., followed by the Sibelius chamber choir at 2:40 and the Conga Se Menne Band at 3:10. Thirty free slash pine seedlings per person are ready for the taking at the county's Department of Environmental Resources Management nursery. The county paid $720 for 18,000 seedlings last month from the state's Department of Forestry. About 5,000 have - been potted and will be planted on public STORE HOURS: Daily 10 to 7, Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday 11 to 5 WEST PALM BEACH Keith Cojocar, 26, must serve more than 32 years in prison for the drunken driving accident that killed a Jupiter woman and her daughter, a judge ruled Thursday. But prosecutors have to find Cojocar first. He has been missing since Jan. 9, when he skipped the last day of his DUI manslaughter trial. Cojocar's lawyer, Michael Salnick, and his mother told Circuit Judge Howard Berman they had not heard from Cojocar since the trial, and they don't know where he is. Cojocar's truck crossed the center line on Indiantown Road on Aug. 24, 1996, and hit a car, killing driver Alice Tyler and daughter, Heather Durkin, 15. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the latest appeal from Death Row inmate Paul William Scott. Scott, who was convicted in 1979 in the beating death of Boca Raton florist James Alessi, said scheduling conflicts put him at a disadvantage at a 1996 hearing at which he tried to find new evidence that his co-defendant delivered the fatal blow. Though Scott's lawyer, Martin McClain, missed part of the hearing, another lawyer was there, and the high court said the hearing was proper. The court also affirmed its previous decisions not to remove Circuit ' I' if z ' I' Juno -622-2924 JupiterTequesta - 747-0006 Palm Springs - 965-6591 West Lake Worth - 965-4665 Boynton Beach in Sunshine Square -369-1773 Stuart in Cedar Point Plaza - 220-8066 Stuart Center - 287-7123 Vero Beach -562-0480 MASTERCARD VISA AMERICAN EXPRESS DISCOVER ; conservation land. Slash pine is a native Flor-; . ida species and grows well in sandy soil. The " ; seedlings can be picked up Sunday from 10 ' a.m. to 1 p.m. To get to the nursery, take In-terstate 95 to Belvedere Road in West Palm ... , Beach and go west past Congress Avenue. " Make a right on Fifth Street, and the nursery '' is at the end of the street. For information, ; . call Monica Perez-Bedmar at 233-2496. WEST PALM BEACH The 500 block of ' Clematis Street, between Rosemary and South Quadrille, has been nominated for listing on , the National Register of Historic Places, an honor that comes with no money but could 'improve the tax base and development of the ; properties, said Emily Stevens of the city's . historic preservation program. If approved, I mmunses tJemr Prising Plaxoi. - Judge Marvin U. Mounts Jr. from the case, as Scott has requested seven times. RIVIERA BEACH Two more lewd assault charges have been filed against a John F. Kennedy Middle School band teacher, bringing the total of alleged student molestations to 10, police said Thursday. In the latest cases, Maurice E. Le Flore, 22, of 1258 W. 26th Court, is accused of fondling two girls, ages 14 and 15, in his office during school hours. FORT PIERCE Both sides rested Thursday in the federal trial to decide whether Robin Summerhays and Glenn Day conspired to possess for distribution $32 million worth of marijuana and hashish oil. The jury is expected to render a verdict today. The men, both from Ontario, were among those arrested in September on charges connected to smujr- , businesses within the district could get al tax credits for any improvements and protection from any projects that might threaten its buildings. The 500 block has the highest concentration of historic buildings on Clema- tis Street, dating from 1918 to 1929. WEST PALM BEACH A survey of elderly Jewish residents in Palm Beach County is under way to determine their needs and preferences for housing and health care services. The Joseph L Morse Geriatric Center, which is mailing the survey to 8,500 homes, plans to use the responses to improve or expand its services. "Older adults today are different from previous generations and what they want in living environments, services and amenities (has changed)," said Drew Gack-enheimer, center executive director. Seniors will fill out their survey answers gling drugs in working fuel tanks from Jamaica and attempting to distribute them in America. William Kiernan of North Palm Beach, the owner of the boat in which the o drugs were found, has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with prosecutors, as is his brother, James Kiernan of Merritt Island. The Kiernans' sentencing is expected this spring. You Pay Only 4 EJJ And You Receive tr r.::nates mr w ner month! You Pay Only I And You Receive m ' khJv nar month! r"jJmJJ''' A You Pay Only And You Receive Three musicals, two of them Tony Award winners, are on the Mastercard Broadway Series of Palm Beach in the 1998-99 season. Scheduled for the Kravis Center are Tony winners Chicago Jan. 5-10 and Bring in 'Da NoiseBring in 'Da Funk March 24-28, 1999. The other at the Kravis is VictorVictoria Nov. 24-29. At the Royal Poinciana Playhouse, the series will feature Two Pianos, Four Hands Jan. 12-24, and The Gin Game March 2-14. Subscriptions for all sue shows range from $133.50 to $333, depending on dates and seat locations. New subscriptions are available by calling (800) 520-2324. ' -ner month! ffijjjrfl You Pay Only Also Available And You Receive W dm niflnthl WEST PALM BEACH Proposed guidelines for employees who work in the county Planning, Zoning and Building Department may have prevented Building Inspector Harry Boomer from making eight times his investment on a property after zoning Director Marty Hodgkins approved the land for a house. The lot was previously worthless because a buffer was too big to fit a full-sized house. The new policy will be discussed by county staffers today. It stipulates that county employees who engage in land use development should not work on their private projects on county time and should not use use their positions to get information that gives them an edge over the public. Authorized Agent of As Low JU 90 Par Mnutt S Unlimited Mghti ft Weekends Home Rate Roaming! Phone Prices starting at 10 (wmonthly service plan) BELL SOUTH Mobility I I WEST PALM BCH BOYNTON BEACH BOCA RATON P0MPAN0 bCHJFT. LAUD WESTON FT. LAUDERDALE PEMBROKE PINES WEECHOBEc BLVD BOVNTON BEACH BUD WEST GUDES ROAD 1481 S FEDERAL HWY. WESTON ROAD 1539 E COMMERCIAL BLVD NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE I 561-687-8888 561-737-6400 561-477-5885 954-788-1000 954-3854884 9544934646 954435-2021 A school crossing guard was nearly hit Thursday when two cars collided outside Wynnebrook Elementary School in suburban KENDALL FT. 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No children were crossing at the time. Beaucham was treated at Columbia Hospital and released later Thursday, a nursing supervisor said. No information about the wreck was available ' Thursday. JUPITER Two Jupiter Middle School students were sent home Thursday and will be disciplined further after scaring two teachers with a toy gun in a school hallway. An eighth-grader brought the realistic-looking weapon to school and a seventh-grader shot it up in the air just as school was starting, said Principal David Culp. The teachers realized it was a fake and a school police officer chased the seventh-grader behind a portable where he was apprehended. The incident was particularly frightening because of this week's middle school shooting in Arkansas which left four students and a teacher dead. WORMHQIP TEACHERS! The Educational Services Department of The Palm Beach Post is having a Native American History workshop at Riverbend Park on Saturday, Friends in high places PGA developer JJwyd Ecclestone never knew how many friends he had until he mentioned to Economic Council Director Tom Watkins that he wanted to reclaim his former seat on the county's Aviation and Airports April 25, 1998. About 45 members of the Estelusti Seminole Tribe, dressed int native costume, will be joining us where the Battle of Loxahatchee took placei TU , I. I .1 J 1 r . 1 1 r 1 -T- : 1. nicsc uiuc mciiiuers axe uie uescenaenis oi uie original aeminoie irioe which was led on the "Trail of Tears" from Florida to Oklahoma. WEST PALM BEACH Sheriff's deputy Mark Kolakowski sued Sheriff Robert Neumann Thursday saying the sheriff did not abide by the findings of a termination review board and tried to fire him. The lawsuit, filed in circuit court, says Neumann did not review the record of Kolakowski's internal review hearings before deciding to fire him, thereby denying Kolakowski his rights. Neumann fired Kolakowski in November, saying he had lied to superiors. Neumann has since reinstated Kolakowski, but he is on paid leave. Neumann filed his own lawsuit challenging the review board's power to reinstate depu- ! ties. Paint Beach County Circuit Judge Harold " Cohen has approved a pay plan for lawyers in the state's tobacco lawsuit that would give the attorneys $100 million in fees half from the state, half from cigarette makers up front and send them to arbitration by Nov. 1, the judge told the lawyers in a letter Thursday. Cohen's decision to adopt language from the tobacco industry's settlement with Texas will be frozen at least until next week by an appeal filed by attorney Bob Montgomery. Montgomery is among a group of the state's trial lawyers who are seeking to . be paid under a contract with the state giving them 25 percent of the settlement. Participating teachers will need to dress comfortably because there will be lots 11 II n 11. . 1 -1 Advisory Board, rive separate kiss-up support letters have been stuffing county commissioners' mailboxes ever since. "They got overexcited," said Ecclestone, who sat on the board from 1985, when the committee began, until 1993. He mi-cromanaged the airport's design down to the tiles oi warning, very nanas-on; payment and registration deadline is rriday, April-17, 1998. Component 517-395-00, 15 in-service points, $30 fee. Formore information, call 800-432-7S9S ext. 4648 or 561-820-4648. Name: I I and palm trees. This time around, he denied having any special agenda for the airport. "I just think it needs some tender loving care." But the letters point out the timing is opportune: Ecclestone would add a "highly respected voice to the discussion of the many important issues facing both PBIA and the general aviation facilities." Rebecca Goldsmith Home Address:. CityStateZip: Phone: Lfn J School Name: Please mail with your payment to: The Palm Beach Post, I Educational Services Dept.. PO Box 24700. West Palm Beach, FL 33416 j

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