The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 27, 1998 · Page 166
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 166

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1 9i W W V W THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1998 3B- Recused policeman could be fired today ,'Boynton Beach Officer Charles Graham is accused of stealing a icomputer and cellular telephone while on duty. not be reached for comment. Graham stole a cellular telephone and computer from a Boynton Beach AT&T Wireless Services office in August while on duty, police said. He has been on administrative leave with pay since Jan. 27, the day after his girlfriend's son gave investigators information that contradicted Graham's alibi. Police Chief Marshall Gage recommended on three separate instances that the city fire Graham, the most recent recommendation was dated March 19. immim By Monika Gonzalez 'Falm Beach Post Staff Writer .! BOYNTON BEACH A police officer charged with stealing from a business likely !will be fired today, the city's personnel director said. !' Personnel Director Arthur Lee and City (Attorney James Cherof discussed Officer Charles Graham's case last week and agreed the city has grounds to fire Graham, Lee paid Thursday. Cherof is drafting documents for Lee and City Manager Kerry Willis to sign regarding Graham's firing, Lee said. The city is not scheduling another hearing on the matter because one was held March 5, Lee said. Cherof said he could not comment on the case. Graham's lawyer, Alan Aronson, could Staffers complain turmoil has had crippling effect The Bulls-Eye, Happy Holidays, Holiday Treasures and Firecracker II Instant Games officially end Friday, March 27, 1998. All winning tickets must be redeemed by Tuesday, May 26, 1998. Prizes less than $600 may be redeemed at any Florida Lottery Retailer; prizes Graham had planned to devote to the upcoming referendum on the sale of the $600 and over must be claimed at a Florida Lottery District umce. Florida utmy - jf ". ' ,' - r Hr-. ,. v Municipal Auditorium to the Jehovah's Witnesses and the April groundbreaking for CityPlace. Meanwhile, Service Employees In-ternational Union officials the Florida Commission on Ethics, Local 747 Vice President Dave Galloway said. Zucaro suggested that commissioners should consider doing the same thing. But it's not clear if the problems cited by Isaacs fall under the Ethics Commission's purview. The commission only investigates violations of the state's ethics code, spokeswoman Helen Jones said, and those rules were not flagged in the audit. B Staff writer Joel Engelhardt contributed to this story. to cover the bonus. He said he wanted to return the bonus along with his resignation letter. Some staffers said the turmoil has been crippling. "If we have to watch our back all the time, how can we go forward?" asked transportation planner Ian Lockwood. Wright, 47, manages day-today financial affairs. He is principally responsible for the strategy that has saved the city from bankruptcy and pumped up its reserves. His role as administrator is to take care of the details, freeing the mayor to pursue larger goals. The upheaval is taking up time WRIGHT From IB r proval, Graham asked Wright to .investigate further. Wright told :the mayor there was no legal problem, and she signed the check herself. i Since the audit's release, Graham, Koons and Commissioner Al Zucaro have said Wright should return the money. i Wright told Graham he'd offer to resign Thursday. But as the day wore on, he said he was having trouble transferring enough money into his checking account Isaacs will meet today to consider filing a complaint against Graham and Wright with Street was first closed as part of community policing trend NO. 430921 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Palm Beach County Workforce Development Board, Inc. (WDB) is soliciting proposals for pre-production, production and post production services of (1) 7 to 10 minute Marketing Video, (1) 10 minute Orientation Video, (1) 10 minute EducationalDocumentary Video. (1) half hour Documentary, and (3) 30 seconds Public Service Announcements (PSA's). Project is scheduled to take two months beginning on or about April 30th, 1998. Proposal packages may be picked up at the Palm Beach County Workforce Development Board, 600 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33401 between 9:00a.m. and 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Proposals must be received at PBC Workforce Development Board, 600 So. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33401 by April 20, 1998, 12:00 NOON, local time, without exception. PUBLISH 326, 327, & 328 Roberts: No plans to give up bottles and an air-conditioning unit left on the island of grass created by the barricade. McCollom said closing streets can still be an effective crime-fighting tool. He points to the success of a closure near Mario's Market on 1130 W. Atlantic Ave. Crime has gone down in that area and residents generally support the closure, he said. son?" McCarty said. Mark Roberts dismissed the charges as political. McCarty's chief aide, Jerry Taylor, is mayor of Boynton Beach, which has been stuck in litigation with Mark Roberts over downtown property for several years. Newell said he was relieved that the land would continue to be filled with nouses or nothing. But Mark Roberts said he won't drop his original plans. ROBERTS From IB Roberts said he was no longer involved. Commissioner Mary Mc-Carty accused Mark Roberts of pushing a zoning change that he knew was illegal "an egregious act." "If somebody is sworn in and pursues a fraudulent act is there any recourse? Or do we all forget about it because it's a county commissioner's ROAD From IB Beach with resident support as part of a national community-policing trend. The city has closed four other streets since, primarily because residents wanted less traffic in their neighborhoods, said John Walker, project coordinator in the planning and zoning department. Drug-related arrests have stayed about the same on Southwest Ninth Avenue. The only notable change has been the drop in auto thefts, from 11 the year before the closing to one-the year after. The most noticeable changes have been trash such as beer v . Lawyers say teenagers were only helping each other i r i . ADVERTISEMENT The Palm Beach County state attorney's office will review the case. If the teens are formally charged with second-degree murder, they will be tried as adults, spokesman Mike Ed-mondson said. All Down Comforters All Down Pillows 25 Off Today and tomorrow ONLY! Pioneer Linens stocks only the finest imported European white goose down comforters & sleep pillows There is a Difference! These are superior quality better filled, better fabric coverings. 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