The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 28, 1998 · Page 20
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 20

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SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 21A THE PALM BEACH POST Hospital testing infant ID program using DNA preserved on paper resentative of life Technologies $75 to $100, Moore said. Vie Associated Press TALLAHASSEE DNA in a blood drop may replace a foot Hebrock said. Companies have previously offered DNA identification services but preserved samples by freezing them, and processing and storage costs have run from Inc., which developed it The company donated: enough paper for 500 babies for the pilot program at Tallahassee Memorial. The new type of chemically treated paper that preserves DNA without refrigeration or special storage is less than $5 per sample, said Tom Roberts, a rep print on a birth certificate as a baby's permanent identifier if a or disappearance occurs, this DNA can be provided by the parents to help in the recovery efforts," FDLE Commissioner Tim Moore said at a news conference at the hospital. Footprints change as babies grow up, and fingerprints do not always help, said Bill Hebrock, on the advisory board of the Missing Children's Information Clearinghouse. In the 1981 disappearance of Adam Walsh, investigators never recovered all of Adam's body. "Fingerprints would not have worked then. DNA would have," his 6-hour-old son, Jeffrey, had his heel jabbed, giving a slight squawk. "But that's the technology that's available today." The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Missing Children's Information Clearinghouse, Tallahassee Memorial and the company that makes DNA-preserving paper launched the pilot project March 16. Each baby's blood sample is placed on the special blotter paper and given to the parents to keep. "In the unfortunate event that an accident or a natural disaster Join Us for A new pilot program proves successful. Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center is still taking the footprints, but the last 120 newborns at the hospital have also had a blood sample taken in a trial run of a new child identification program. "You hope you never have to use it," Greg Sweat, a Tallahassee video store owner, said Friday as MEPHISTO' M Buenoano's lawyer asks to withdraw ; - a SPECIAL SHOWING Saturday, March 28th For the latest coverage, go to Palm Beach Interactive: www.GoPBI.com chair, shell be the first woman executed in Florida in 150 years. Sylvia W. Smith, who has served as Buenoano's state lawyer, Friday asked the federal appellate court in Atlanta to withdraw from the case and to stay the execution. The court refused both requests. Smith's office asked the Florida Supreme Court to stay the execution because Smith doesn't meet the qualifications to represent Buenoano in federal court. The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE The state lawyer for Judy Buenoano, set to be executed Monday for the 1971 poisoning of her husband, asked two courts Friday to let her withdraw from the case. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected the req":"st and also refused to grant permission for Buenoano to file another federal appeal in U.S. District Court in Orlando. The issue of Buenoano's law- yer remained before the Florida Supreme Court, which rejected Buenoano's appeal Thursday. Buenoano, 54, is known as the "Black Widow." Besides the murder of her husband, she's convicted of drowning her son and trying to blow up her fiance. If she dies in Florida's electric THE WALKING SHOE STORE THE WALKING SHOE STORE Driftwood Plaza, 2 1 57 US Hwy One, Jupiter, 575-7798 Water 1 T -w.Vt r'-L " ! M - r- - -j . -7 .?v6 This Saturday 12 to 7... j;:t : Carls Patio offers the opportunity to save on our fabulous patio furnishings. Ocala judge denies Remeta's stay of execution Vie Associated Press TALLAHASSEE A judge in Ocala Friday denied an appeal from Daniel Remeta, who is to be executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a convenience store clerk during a multistate killing spree 13 years ago. Remeta, who once said he "just liked to kill people," faces death in Arkansas for a 1985 murder and life sentences in Kansas for three murder convictions. Remeta, 40, is supposed to be executed at 7:01 a.m. Tuesday. If he dies in Florida's 75-year-old electric chair as scheduled, he will be the fourth killer executed in Florida in a nine-day period. Remeta killed Mehrle "Chet" Reeder, a 60-year-old Ocala convenience store clerk, in February 1985 after walking up to the counter to buy bubble gum. When Reeder rang up the purchase and opened the cash register. Remeta shot him. 'y x m Our special savings are so numerous that we will not open our doors Saturday, March 28th 'til noon allowing our staff time to tag each item. Look for our Super Saturday tags clearly showing the savings. - 7- ' I I . . . . r Mil 1 f J M 1 I 'I ' x-xi 7 '! : : XX : V. li ? . r rm Tl i I 1 ' 1 1 ft t I I. ..- 1 SMI 1 As Reeder fell, Remeta shot him again. Remeta walked around the counter and fired two more times before stealing about $52 from the cash register. A native of Traverse City, Mich., Remeta was linked to four other killings during a crime spree that stretched from Florida to Texas, Arkansas and Kansas. A federal judge in Kansas gave Remeta a stay of execution Wednesday, but the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver vacated that ruling Thursday. Florida Circuit Judge Carvin Angel issued a two-page order Friday dismissing Remeta's appeal. His state lawyer, Todd Scher, appealed that decision to the state Supreme Court Mi-s. Bush: Sons may run or not for White House The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA Former first lady Barbara Bush said Friday that she and President Bush are not pushing their sons to run for the White House, but the nation would be well-served if they did so. "We're not encouraging them to run or not to run, but if they do, America will be very lucky," Mrs. Bush said at a luncheon at a Walt Disney World hotel. Speaking before the Louisiana Banker's Association, Mrs. Bush said she and her husband are proud of the political careers of their sons, Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Florida gubernatorial candidate Jeb Bush. Political wags have speculated that the Texas governor will make a run for the White House in 2000. The Bushes campaigned hard for Jeb Bush in his unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 1994. Bush lost to Gov. Lawton Chiles in the closest governor's election in state history. The Bushes made three tours across Florida to help raise the $8.7 million their son spent in the 1994 campaign. IVesident Bush was in West Palm Beach Thursday for a charity fund-raiser with Jeb. The former first couple said their son's campaign is in good shape and they-vrill not have to be as in-volwd this time around. JJiey plan to be in Texas over the jm-kend to entertain former South African IVesident F.W de Kl i It at the presidccfial library in College Station, Text's. lSi"':: -i i-v ft.V KENDALL 1,2 Mie South of the Falls 14831 South Dixie Highway (305)259-1988 FHEE DELIVERY FROM VERO TO KEY WEST BOCA RA TON A VENTURA Adjacent to Carts 5 Blocks South of Carls 6598 North Federal Highway 17101 Biscayne Boulevard (561)998-5575 (305)940-8002 I SHOP TOD A Y 12 W 7 AT ALL 4 LOCA TIONS NORTH PALM BEACH Adjacent to Carts 1 1940 North Federal Highway (561)625-5575 K

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