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23 THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1997 msl Holiday show 3 hours of flavorless music 3 IPOPPLERI Call for latest weather conditions, forecasts for 2,000 cities, severe weather warnings, and on the But with the possible exception of the naturally charming Austin, the singers don't know how to convey an honest emotion and it comes through in their plastic renditions. Or even worse, in their between-song banter. To hear Bryson talk about how this is the "most astute" audience he's ever seen is to know he's fed that same line to the folks in Peoria. (Here's hoping that the "astute" audience in Peoria didn't have the bad taste to rush the exits before the final song was finished.) In all, The Colors of Christmas offers music and lots of it. But then, so do K-Tel collections. Without the insincerity. Internet: DOPPLER 12000 radar refreshed every three minutes, color satellite maps and boating and tlety and discretion were in short supply throughout the Saturday-evening performance. The foursome managed to plow every chorus for its melodic explosive-ness, even when the songs ran contrary to such intentions. These were artificial Christmas trees of carols, bathed in the insincere glow of cheap holiday lights. One kept wondering when Kathie Lee Gifford was going to make her entrance with The Little Drummer Boy. Not that the singers don't have voices. Bryson and Ingram are smooth and easy tenors, and Austin is a jazzy diva who deserves a far bigger career than she's had. (As for Easton, let's just say the '80s were kind to her, but her chops pale in comparison.) S Charles Passy m Beach Post Arts Writer WEST PALM BEACH 'When the holiday season meets tte FM, the result can only mean $ae thing: The Colors of Christies. $2 That's the name of a popular Jcjir program that's made its way flm arts center to arts center glace its inception a few years ago. .".Tfie Kravis Center brought it back JcS the fourth straight year this jt weekend. The idea is music and lots of it. f his year's edition featured four singers: Peabo Bryson, Sheena Alston, James Ingram and Patti 9stin, accompanied by a Vegas-tjrle orchestra and the Ebony ;tjorale, a local gospel group. It translated to three hours of chest- Concert review nuts being roasted in an open fire. But they're chestnuts of a particular sort. The quartet's repertoire includes holiday favorites Joy to the World and 0 Come All Ye Faithful as well as their own hits such as Easton's For Your Eyes Only, Bryson's Can You Stop the Rain? and Austin and Ingram's Baby Come Home to Me. But the music and arrangements have a very specific quality: It's soul and R&B put through the spin cycle of pop. In other words, it's the mostly flavorless fare you'll hear on one of those lite FM stations. And it's fare that inevitably inspires singers to oversing. 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The medical examiner's office ruled Darby's death an accident, Jenkins said. ml y j iii iiiir y 1U UUUUUUI " What are you waiting For? "TJ-.3 Lc.vsst Montiil5 Cs"Lisr Ssrvlce in V or choose from r ; -. ScutSi Hcrda" r? V 0 f i fJF fyJrouPayOnly gt "Limited Time Only: Mt'-'n Zf" And You Receiw k kWOj Osiutes per month! Z I , ,K W 'h JYouPayOnly 5v :..:nutes per month! 5 Unlimited Nights & f '' Weekends 1st Incoming Minute at No Chargel Home Rate Roammgl 3 As Low As 5C Per Minute (oft peak) Phone Prices starting at (wmonthly service plan) n yy You Pay Only frrr Three men jumped into the water to save themselves after the 23-foot boat they were on exploded about 100 yards from the boat ramp at the Boynton Inlet about 5 p.m. Sunday, Palm Beach County sheriffs deputy John Ledford said. The owner of the boat, Donald Kania, 38, of Boynton Beach, and passengers Glaze Felton, of Lake Worth, and Jimmy Herrell, address unknown, were in the boat to go snapper fishing when they heard popping noises from the engine just before it exploded. A nearby fisherman pulled the men from the water. Felton complained of minor ankle pain and was transported by Boynton Beach Fire-Rescue to Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Ledford said. The 1973 Chris-Craft boat's motor appears to have had a fuel or electrical malfunction, Ledford said. The fire, which had flames as high as 30 feet, destroyed the fishing boat. Authorized Agent of I BELL SOUTH Mobility ") FT. LAUDERDALE PEMBROKE PINES 1539 E. COMMERCIAL BLVD NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE , WESTON WESTON ROAD COMING SOON BOYNTON BEACH BOYNTON BEACH BLVD. 561-737-6400 WEST PALM BCH OKEECHOBEE BLVD 561-687-8888 BOCA RATON WEST GLADES ROAD 561-477-5885 DADELAND SOUTH DIXIE HIGHWAY 305-670-0440 V1 h MIAMI BIRD ROAD 305-669-8442 SUNRISE NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE 954-746-7199 DEERFIELD BEACH HILLSB0R0 BLVD. 954-725-0200 KENDALL FT. LAUDERDALE MILLS DRIVE 2408 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY 305-275-2502 954-568-3666 mm. Juvenile Justice Council, 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Challenger School, Willoughby Road, Stuart. Development Review Committee, 9 a.m. Thursday, administrative center. Local Planning Agency and Planning and Zoning Board, 7 p.m. Thursday, administrative center. MARTIN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Special School Board meeting to hire attorney, 1:30 p.m. today, Martin County School Board, 500 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Long-range Planning Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 6, Martin County School Board. STUART Community Redevelopment Agency, 4 p.m. Wednesday, city hall, 121 S.W. Flagler Ave. Beautification Committee, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, city hall. Stuart Heritage, 7 p.m. Thursday, city hall. ST. LUCIE COUNTY Code Enforcement Board, 9 a.m. Wednesday, St. Lucie County Administration Building, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments, 10 a.m. Wednesday, administration building. Tourist Development Council, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, administration building. Citizens Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, administration building. Development Review Committee, 2 p.m. Friday, administration building. ST. LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Unitary School System Advisory Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. Lucie School Board, 2909 Delaware Ave., Fort Pierce. FORT PIERCE City Commission, 7 p.m. today, city hall, 100 N. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. PORT ST. LUCIE Planning and Zoning Board, 1:30 p.m. today, city hall, council chambers, 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd. City Council, 7:30 p.m. today, council chambers. City Council, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, council chambers. Interviews with potential contractors for administration building. PALM BEACH COUNTY Department of Children and Families District Nine Health and Human Services Board Executive Committee, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, district office, 111 S. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach. Department of Children and Families District Nine Health and Human Services Board Legislative meeting, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, 319 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. GD County Commission Zoning, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, governmental center, 301 N. Olive Ave. Palm Beach County Health Care District FinanceAudit Committee, 4 p.m. Thursday, district office, 324 Datura St., West Palm Beach. ED Zoning Commission, 9 a.m. Friday, governmental center. SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY Citizens Advisory Committee meeting and workshop, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, SWA Auditorium, 7501 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach. SCHOOL BOARD Advisory Boundary meeting, 9 a.m. Thursday, Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, and not all meetings can be listed. Call the appropriate organization for verification. 0V HM 10 mrm 3&oV in) rrcwKr w CV f t It i 5fly CTrranB to, 4 , 4 tn urinr-t jne Stn -H, DfU r or3-r in :siti ' l BSxr lt, CJ 5rvn Atmrl -"fW nrfc urvc jfr Con a fjdtlii Mra KrrjO ttfKntrlnOWgM 1 "WB 1 Mwnutxr Vu5wn- Nom ttrmt, muf f VW WvW'9'lrr'WrtIKartt?)CM-raMdtaiar OM'mommWI JlD 0Kr 11 UP PmfnM, 44 4 -nor OyiO0 LUCEHt rtaXOGS WC10 IWK SiS'Bi Q Africa: air parcels, air cards and letters today. H Australia and New Zealand: air parcels today; air cards and letters Dec. 8. Canada: air parcels, air cards and letters Dec. 12. B Caribbean: air parcels, air cards and letters Dec. 8. B Europe: air parcels, air cards and letters Dec. 8. B Far East and Southeast Asia: air parcels, air cards and letters Dec. 8. B Middle East: air parcels, air cards and letters Dec. 8. B Central and South America: air parcels, air cards and letters today. B APO-FPO mail to ZIP codes 090-098, 340 and 962-966: priority, air cards and letters today. B U.S. domestic military mail: space available today; priority Dec. 5.; air cards and letters Dec. 12. Plastic Surgery Public Information Forum "Everything you always wanted to know about plastic surgery... but didn't know who to ask." nsfiiii . ' WHEN: December 2, 1997 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. 7 Q WHERE: Phillips Auditorium Good Samaritan Medical Center ! 1309 N Flagler Drive, You're invited to an informal evening of questions, answers and discussion with our panel of plastic surgeons. Complimentary refreshments. Limited seating available. No charge for admission. For more information, call (561) 650-6240. Sponsored by participating members of the Palm Beach County Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Public meetings scheduled for this week: S3 Televised live on Channel 20, the Palm Beach County government channel. On most cable systems, the programming appears on Channel 20 as well. Consult your listings. MARTIN COUNTY Public Information Process for Metropolitan Planning Organization, 6 p.m. today, Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Martin County Commission, 9 a.m. Tuesday, administrative center. Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee, 2 p.m. Wednesday, administrative center. Wellington, hospital like annexation ALAN PILLERSDORF, M.D. 2549 S. Congress Ave., Suite 102 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 968-7111 MARK A. PINSKV, M.D. v 927 45th Street, Suite 201 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561)881-8800 JANA K. RASMl'SSEN, M.D. 2121 N. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, Fl 33407 (561)883-6688 KRIS M. REDDY, M.D. 1501 Forest Hill Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561)964-0001 GARY G. ROSENBERG, M.D. 5258 Linton Blvd., Suite 303 Delray Beach, Fl. 33484 (561) 495-2700 RORERT K. ROSENBERG, M.D. 3355 Burns Road, Suite 306 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (561) 622-4944 RICHARD G. SCHWARTZ, M.D. 1500 V Dixie llwv. Suite 304 West Palm Beach,' FL 33401 (561) 833-4022 ARTHUR G. HANDAL, M.D. 4800 N. Federal Hw Suite 10 IC Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 391-2881 VIVIAN HERNANDEZ, M.D. . 4799 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 4 Boca Raton, fl 33431 (561) 750-8600 CRISTINA F. KEIISCH, M.D. 950 Glades Rd., Suite 3 Boca Raton, fl 33431 (56D 368-9-J55 LAWRENCE M. KORPECK, M.D. 9980 Central Park Blvd., Suite 124 Boca Raton, Fl 33428 (561) 483-6850 PAMELA J. I.OFTIS, M.D. 900 N.W. 13th Street, Suite 103 Boca Raton, Fl 33486 (561) 394-7494 DANIEL MAN, M.D. 851 Meadows Rd., Suite 222 Boca Raton, FL 33486 (561) 395-5508 SCHI'VLER C. METLIS, M.D. 3385 Burns Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (561) 622-4210 DAVID J. APPLEBAUM, M.D. 15lNN.W.9lh Avenue Boca Raton, Kl. 334H6 (5(1) .117-7777 FREDRIC M. BARR, M.D. HI I N. Flayer Drive, Suile58(K) West Palm Beach, fl (5dl)8M-4l22 HILTON BECKER. M.D. 5lS8 Town Center Rd., Suite 101 Boca Raton. FI. .W4-W)5( JONATHAN R. HERMAN, M.D. 1624-1 S. Military Trail, Suite 670 Delrav Beach, Fl. M 184 (561) 495-2705 JEROME W. CRAFT, M.D. 5.15 S. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach. Fl. 33401 (561)659-3366 PATRICK V. GRAHAM, M.D. 525K Linton Blvd., Suite 205 Delrav Beach, FL .3.3 84 (561)408 1 1 10 ARTTRO K. GUI OFF , M.D. 0123 N. Military Trail, Suite 208 Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. 33110 (561) 775-0837 KEVIN E. SHAW, M.D. 899 Meadows Road, Suite 301 ' Boca Raton, Fl. 33486 (561) 338-3637 DAVID SUITER, M.D. 2141 Alternate AIAS., Suite 240 Jupiter, Fl 33477 (561) 743-0214 JEFFREY V. STEIN, M.D. 3l0l PGA Blvd., Suite 450 -Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (561) 622-8500 : ROBIN A. SYKES, M.D. 175 Tonev Penna Drive, Suite 20I-"-" Jupiter, FL 3.3458 Z5 (561) 746-9400 IAN D. THOMPSON, M.D. 4915 S. Congress Avenue, Suite !) J,' Lake Worth, Fl. 3.3461 (561) 967-4919 ' : Ll'IS A. VINAS, M.D. ' 2549 S. Congress Avenue, Suite 102? West Palm Beach, Fl 33406 (56i)8-7iii JEFFREY L WISMCKI, M.D. 2047 Palm Beach Ukes Blvd. : t West Palm Beach. Fl 3.3KI9 I" (561) 684-5500 ,Z more facilities." Wellington officials have encouraged annexation. A plan to annex 1,642 acres for mostly residential development on Forest Hill east of State Road 7 angered Greenacres officials, who had included that land in their plans since 1988. The land, when developed by Minto Homes Inc., could bring in $1 million a year in property taxes. Moving hospitals into growing municipalities is part of Universal Health Services' corporate plan. Operating 68 facilities in 20 states, the company made nearly $1.2 billion in 1996. Wellington Regional is a 120-bed acute-care hospital that opened in 1986. Services include a regional cancer center, a counseling program for the elderly and an emergency room. - By Africa RagJand Z'tialm Beach Post Staff Writer WELLINGTON Wellington Regional Medical Center soon ihay be the newest addition to the tillage. The hospital, in unincorporat-ed Palm Beach County at the northwest corner of State Road 7 and Forest Hill Boulevard, wants S-Xo become part of Wellington, and S:1Iie village's arms are wide open. The for-profit hospital and njearby undeveloped land is owned jby Universal Health Services and worth about $8 million, Wellington H finance director Francine Ramag-Ijia said. -1 The annexation could add $35,000 to village tax rolls. "We're delighted to have them s a part of the village," Mayor Kathy Foster said. Talks with hospital officials .tJ13ve been going on for about 18 months, Foster said, and Wellington met recently with hospital chief executive officer Greg Boyer to discuss final details. Boyer anticipates filing for annexation early next year. Wellington is a more attractive option than other nearby municipalities because of its lower tax rate. Wellington Regional would pay $116,000 in taxes in Green-acres and $128,000 in Royal Palm Beach. There's also the matter of 31 undeveloped acres owned by the hospital. Boyer said the hospital wants to put medical office buildings, an ambulatory care center and other medical buildings on the site. "We could develop an annexation plan that would match up with the village's comprehensive plan," he said. "With the growth out here, we're going to need to (1 Members American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc

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