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THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 MSI 2B Blacks' quarrel with Democrats grows I: nn hi i l 3 Li La 1 Tnn mAMr m IT C1D CACT. r Ml ! LttfiiiaifoilwllatiMMB PACED greyhound racing, I K:nmmmy.!msrn SIMULCAST ACTION, POKER ROOM FUN, FINE DINING AND MORE. doubleheader greyhounds 12:30 & 7:30pm Super Simulcasts: $4,000,000 (11:30am) Dubai world Cup - $500,000 (10:45am) Dubai Duty Free - $100,000 Hialeah's Handicap work to help Republican Jeb Bush become governor. Hastings alluded to that threat in a letter to Ceasar about the canceled meeting. "I must repeat to you how absolutely critical it was, and is, for us to have face-to-face dialogue, immediately," Hastings wrote. "Such a meeting is imperative if we wish to avoid further polarization within the party, especially in light of important upcoming elections. Ceasar said he feels caught in the middle of an extraordinarily difficult situation that started in Tallahassee and quickly spread across the state. Meanwhile, Florida Democrats will be listening carefully to whatever Hastings and other black leaders say in Jacksonville today. Brian E. Crowley is political editor for The Palm Beach Post. He can be reached at 820-4723 or by e-mail at Briancpbpost.com dent Clinton to Africa because of the meeting. Feelings in Broward have been particularly harsh since the ouster of Rep. Willie Logan of Opa-locka from the leadership post. It was Broward lawmakers who led the rebellion and anointed one of their own, Rep. Ann MacKenzie of Fort Lauderdale, to take his place. Outraged black leaders declared political war on the 31 white lawmakers who voted against Logan. Their first battleground was a special senate election two weeks ago in a largely Broward district. Democrat Steve Geller, one of those who voted against Logan, won the race. But in a historic first, a majority of black voters voted for his Republican opponent. They did so, because Hastings asked them to do it. After the election, Hastings gave a dire warning: If Florida Democrats fail to make amends for what happened to Logan, Hastings and other black leaders will Today, an angry U.S. Rep. Al-cee Hastings is in Jacksonville where he is continuing to plot with fellow black leaders for retribution against the Florida Democratic Party. By now anyone reading a political column knows the basic story. White Democratic state House leaders ousted the first black House-speaker designate. Furious black lawmakers walked out before the vote vowing revenge. Since that January moment, the rift between many black and white leaders has widened and deepened. This week, there was another jolt. A meeting between white and black leaders scheduled to take place today was suddenly canceled. What was supposed to be an effort to bring people together instead has pushed them further apart. Mitch Ceasar, chairman of the Broward County Democratic Party, said he canceled the meet- Brian E. Crowley Politics ing because Broward lawmakers are in Tallahassee for the session. "I've been trying diligently to bring both sides together," Ceasar said. "We had one meeting about a month ago and I thought we made some progress. But there is no question that we have a long way to go in the Democratic Party to bring everyone together." Hastings believes that if state lawmakers wanted to attend the meeting they would take the time to do it. It is not uncommon for state lawmakers to go back to their districts on weekends. Hastings noted that he gave up an invitation to travel with Presi Simulcast action from top thoroughbred, greyhound, harness and jai alai facilities 23 different full-card simulcasts! . y , A spectacular view in the Paddock Restaurant (5611 683-2222, ext. 199 for reservations. Poker Room fun featuring your favorite stud & draw games. Open 10:30am -1 :00am. 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And in Martin County, female juvenile delinquency cases rocketed by 76 percent during the same period; male cases rose by By Joe Vidueira taint Beach Post Staff Writer FORT PIERCE Finding ways to stop the rising tide of juvenile delinquency was the focus of the second annual Kids of the Treasure Coast Conference at Fort Pierce Westwood High School on Friday. The 300 who attended from local education, social service, law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies heard from U.S. and state justice officials, local social service workers and even an Olympic runner, Kim Batten, the 1996 silver medalist. Most of the speakers focused Abuse Council of Indian River County. Her presentation includ it ed young performers who take the anti-drug message to schools You won't need a green thumb to Enjoy Our Plants Designer Silk Plants & Arranged Greenery for every room in your home. Over 100 styles at manufacturer-direct 30-60 Savings. 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The report said another woman drove the reddish-brown pickup in which the 20-year-old fled. 49 STUART Nancy Parisi, 19, of Jensen Beach pleaded no contest Friday to armed robbery with a deadly weapon in a July 1997 holdup at Stuart Fine Foods. Martin Circuit Court prosecutors said Parisi drove the getaway car while Joseph York, 18, of Jensen Beach, robbed the store owner of a $29,000 bank deposit. York was found guilty of robbery in a jury trial and was sentenced last week to 9' years in prison. Parisi's attorney, Richard Kibbey, said he will ask that she be sentenced as a youthful offender to no more than four years in prison. No sentencing date was set ,$3 99 ifi INSTALLE0 12 Uf ft INSTALLED "With the lowest prices and best service., wiry would you buy from anyone else? Original i IIIIPERGO , i i FLOORING GPITOL JDetectives traced stolen Nintendo games A Lou Morano j President GARPET&TILE Mm"?. family owned and operated for over 13 years. r ' Pila I tack CariMt B840 Aft A1 A Promenade Plaza I561I625-1700 fd Pala ttack liriisi iiKk Wooibfight 3d Fedpfai Hwy (561)732 9iO0 iHtHI 4786 H Cvqreis Ave NV Co of Hwy 441 Boywon Las Plara Soufrrn EMvtl 3444 Ronald Demedicis, 17, of Okeechobee. Demedicis was held at the SL Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Pierce, and the others are held without bail at the Martin County jail. Although Carver told detectives he was the one who did the shooting and cutting, all four youths took part in both burglaries, officials said. The four also shared in the profits from the marijuana, cash and other items stolen from the house, detectives said. Florida law holds those who participate in certain crimes KILLING tYomjB Jtni-n slashed Giotis' throat with he knife he brought to cut the wrijuana plants, according to arrest records. T Carver, of Okeechobee, was Crested last month after defectives traced the stolen Nintendo jfsmes to him and he admitted the kHling in a secretly recorded conversation with a friend, r .'Charged Thursday with mur-'d'T.' burglary and grand theft were Israel Cuevas, 19, of Indiantown; Marshall Lande-verde. 19. of Okeechobee; and i (561)439-4500 (56 U792- k Wait tm it act V! 8? U M,-',ry T- S" ? equally responsible if a death results, regardless of who commits the killing. Detective John Silvas began with little to go on besides a vague description of some teenagers in a silver car trying to pawn Nintendo games in Okeechobee. He had a partial tag number from the car and drove around the parking lot at the Okeechobee County Fair until he spotted Carver's Mercury Cougar. From there, Silvas was able to piece together a case by interviewing friends, relatives, informants and the four youths. After his arrest. Carver led detectives to the guns. I !'6Vi69 4-00 ' nij': ".lit '