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S THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 5B Ads may also violate state constitution I Riviera Beach donations Hill Top Missionary Baptist Church, Riviera Bch R.J. Hendley Christian Education Center, Riviera Bch New Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Riviera Bch Saints Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, Riviera Bch Apostolic Church of Jesus, WPB Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Mangonia Park Faith Unlimited, WPB New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, WPB New Macedonia Baptist Church, Riviera Bch Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Riviera Bch Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, WPB United Christian Missionary Baptist Church, Riviera Bch Gray's Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, WPB Union Missionary Baptist Church, WPB Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, Riviera Bch Bible Way Church of God in Christ, Riviera Bch Hurst Chapel AME Church, Riviera Bch Faith Holy Temple Evangelist Church, Riviera Bch First Church of God in Christ, WPB Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church, WPB Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, WPB Spring Hill Baptist Church, Gainesville Pleasant Heights Missionary Baptist Church, Riviera Bch Source: Riviera Beach city $1,100 ; $300 : $115 ; $110 j $100 ; $100 : $100 : $100 j $ioo : $ioo : $ioo ! $100 ; $90 : $70 : $65 ; $60 ; $60 : $50 : $50 ; $50 ; $50 : $30 I $25 finance records Palm Beach Gardens firefighter Jules Bolton drives to Miami three times a week to train Sasha, a white Labrador retriever, to become the city's new search and rescue dog. Playful puppy trains for grown-up role in search and rescue efforts RIVIERA BEACH From IB city's been around, I'm sure. I probably give just as much out of my own pocket" But City Manager William J. Hunter, who approves all donations, said Friday that he would create stricter standards regarding when the city can donate to churches. The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech, the press, assembly and worship and prohibits government from endorsing or "establishing" religion. Colonists had fled persecution in England and wanted to ensure no one religious institution gained government favor, said Jim Green, a West Palm Beach attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. While O'Neil believed Riviera Beach's ads may violate the U.S. Constitution, Green and constitutional lawyer Bruce Rogow of Fort Lauderdale said the ads posed more of a problem with Florida's Constitution, which is even more strict. Green and Rogow said the ads may violate the state's prohibition against spending public money "in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution." In reality, the wall between government and religion has doors. Courts have struck down school-voucher programs for parochial schools, but have allowed governments to support church programs when they fulfill a social function that cannot be performed in nonreligious settings. The R.J. Hendley Christian School in Riviera Beach has a contract with the county school board to teach at-risk high school students. But the contract specifies that the money cannot be used for religious instruction. "We try to avoid the concern about the establishment clause," said school board attorney Cynthia Prettyman. "We cannot use state dollars on religious educa- who has been with the department four years. "She's still such a puppy. She's very playful, inquisitive and into everything." Eventually, Sasha's olfactory senses will become acute enough to find a missing child or a body submerged in water or buried in rubble, said Bolton, a trained paramedic. "It could take hours to search a collapsed building, while a dog could locate someone much quicker and help you focus your search better," said Palm Beach Gardens Acting Fire Chief Peter Bergel. The Metro-Dade Task Force, which gets federal money, used its search and rescue dogs to look for survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing and an earthquake in Mexico City. The unit came to Palm Beach County last November to assist with the search for Kazue Perron of West Palm Beach, whose body was found in an overgrown drainage ditch 2 Firefighter Jules Bolton knows that time invested in the dog will pay off later. By Kristin Vaughan Palm Beach Post Staff Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS She may be shredding newspapers and chewing on toys now, but 4'2-month-old Sasha will soon become a tool for finding missing children and sifting through rubble in Palm Beach County. The 35-pound white Labrador retriever is being trained as a ' search and rescue dog for the fire department. Three times a week, Palm Beach Gardens firefighter Jules Bolton drives to Miami to train Sasha with the Metro-Dade Fire afld Rescue task force. "Every week it gets better. She responds to verbal and hand signals and I've already got some control over her," said Bolton, tion." Almost all of Riviera Beach's donations came with no caveats. Typically, a church sent a letter to the mayor or city manager asking them to buy an ad, a common fund-raising tool. The ads cost between $15 and $250, depending on the size and the church. All the contributions went to black churches, which form the backbone of the city's social life. Their shelters, soup kitchens and programs provide services the city won't or can't provide. The churches the city has at least 52, according to county property records also have political roles,. Ministers often back candidates or even run for office. One city council member, William Burrs, is a reverend. "Yeah, church and state are separate on paper," said Hill Top's Davis, 59. His church received the most money, five donations totaling $1,100. "But the church plays a role in the com 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN U S A. clinic In tne U.S. 1972. Since then earned us a world-wide SUNRISE 7800 W Oakland Par Blvd 742-2640 Orpheu Chamber j 4ft Orchestral ,- '"Si fife ' Dr Yao Wu Lee, Director an mi I Hi. ! ACUPUNCTURE '20.00 OFF 1st TREATMENT WITH AD AMERICAN M.D. ON STAFF FREE CONSULTATION . MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED LIC. BY CHINA & FLA. 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On Thursday, the city council agreed to create the fire department canine program and pay $6,700 for Sasha's care and other fees. The police department canine units cost the city $4,670 this year. "I take a lot of joking because they see her as nothing but a puppy," Bolton said, "but the end result is definitely worth it." Rnval Palm Beach. Well ington, Loxahatchee, The Acreage and some areas of West Palm Beach west of Florida's Turnpike. The offenders are considered a threat to the community by Police Chief Phil Redstone. 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Entries must be postmarked by 4ie 25th of each monaS. Coll 51 1 and enter line 7100 to hear your daily horoscope! There are two different readings available each day for every horoscope! Horoscope Item munity more than any other institution. We help the homeless, we help with food, we help with drug addicts. It shouldn't be an issue because the church does so much for this city." ; Said the Rev. Isaiah Clark ;of Union Missionary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, "The Bible gives them the authority to spend it the way they think is best for human means.!' O'Neil said he doesn't doubt the churches' contributions to the city. , : "But that doesn t justify potting an ad in a publication," he said. "The city could be better served by spending it on the soOp kitchen or the shelter. How many homeless or hungry will read the ad and be inspired to come to the church?" Hunter said he will push for a policy requiring churches to justify the public benefit of their Solicitations. 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