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4B THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY. DECEMBER 1, 1997 Annexation plans agreeable to Wellington, medical center i Tfie annexation could add $35,000 to village tax rolls. By Africa Ragland Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WELLINGTON Wellington Regional Medical Center soon may be the newest addition to the village. The hospital, in unincorporated Palm Beach County at the northwest corner of State Road 7 and Forest Hill Boulevard, wants to become part of Wellington, and the village's arms are wide open. The for-profit hospital and nearby undeveloped land is owned by Universal Health Services and worth about $8 million, Wellington finance director Francine Ramaglia said. The annexation could add $35,000 to village tax rolls. "We're delighted to have them as a part of the village," Mayor Kathy Foster said. Talks with hospital officials have 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 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 mum'a ' palities is part of Universal Health Sei'C. vices corporate plan. Operating 68 facilj., ties in zO states, the company made nearly $1.2 billion in 1996. Wellington Regional is a 120-becj acute-care hosDital that onened in IQSft, Services include a regional cancer center, a counseling program for the elderly -and an emergency room. - Obituary --Ml Settlement to let businesses stay longed 5 II By Chuck McGinness completed, only that it weni iag around 1957. Officials agreed t reconsider the closing date afteS finding minutes of a 1962 meeting! that talked about the "recefll completion of the building. The proposed settlement dqjss' not resolve Sivitilli's problemo trying to convert the five shops! and offices into apartments. J The Palm Beach Couftfyl Health Department will notap-f prove the plan because therejs; not enough room to enlarge tifie septic tanks. During talks with town offidiUs before he filed the suit, Sivitilli: wanted to stay until the towi installs sewer lines. The town; willing to negotiate a later closipg; date, but a sewage system isjKK-going to be built in the foreseeable!! future, Town Manager Gary Lanker said. k "As far as I'm concerned, (the j agreement) sounds fair," Commis- sioner Chris O'Hare said. has said the town has its dates mixed up, meaning he could stay another five years. "Obviously, we wanted the end of this year. They wanted 2002," Town Attorney Paul Nico-letti said. Randee Golder, Sivitilli's attorney, could not be reached for comment. Despite the proposed settlement, the issue still could resurface. But the town already has survived one lawsuit over the law. William Lambrakis, the former owner of Busch's Seafood Restaurant, lost his case in 1981 to have the ordinance removed from the books. Lambrakis, who had until 1996 to move, shut his doors four years early. "I don't want to get into a legal challenge again. We've had enough of that," Mayor George Stamos said. Town records were not clear about when Sivitilli's building was Palm Beach Post Staff Writer OCEAN RIDGE Orlando Sivitilli may get to keep his dry-cleaning shop open another 2lA years, despite an attempt to shut down the business by next month. Town commissioners will vote today on a proposed settlement that would allow businesses at 5011 N. Ocean Blvd. to remain until June 2000. In September, Sivitilli, who owns the two-story building near the beach, sued the town after being told he would have to comply with a law that requires commercial establishments to shut down 40 years after they were built. The intent of the ordinance, adopted in 1976, was to make this seaside village of 6,000 full- and part-time residents an upscale, quiet bedroom community. The dry cleaners, barber shop and real estate offices would have to get out by Dec. 31. But Sivitilli igp lco J I - rfl H, Philip Berman, 82, museum benefactor Palm Beach Post Wire Services Philip I. Berman, an art collector and philanthropist who was chairman of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1989 until October, and leader of a capital campaign that raised $63.4 million for the museum from 1989 to 1993, died on Wednesday at his home in Allentown, Pa. He was 82. The cause was respiratory failure. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Mr. Berman prospered in the trucking business, retired from it, ahd went on to expand a depart-nleSt store in Allentown into a 14-stdte chain, Hess's Inc., serving as chairman. It was bought by Crown American Corp. in 1979, and in 1980 Mr. Berman became a member of the museum's board. vTAnne d'Harnoncourt, director ahd chief executive of the muse-u)n, said, "He saw the potential in thjnstitution and in the staff, and he just made sure that we tried to v up to it." "Mr. Berman, a native of ennsburg, Pa., who attended Uranus College in Collegeville, Pa., ijoned his administrative skills as a rucking executive in the 1930s anil as a Marine Corps transportation officer in the South Pacific (luring World War II. In those wartime days, he recalled later: "I new a hell of a lot about how to $et things done. I had to improvise." He was also active in insurance and other businesses. CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED FUNERAL NOTICES THOMAS J. WIND JASON NUTTLEStaff Photographer Boy, 7, killed in 1-95 crash JUPITER - Palm Beach County firefighters work to remove two children trapped inside a van just south of Indiantown Road on Interstate 95. Robert Cooper, 7, of West Palm Beach was killed and his sister Nicole, 8, was trapped for nearly two hours and in serious condition. Their pranrimnth- MARTIN "MARTY" TOCCI Age 73, of Boynton Beach died on Friday night, November 28, 1997. He had been a resident here since 1979, coming from Long Island, New York. Mr. ToccI was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Marty Is survived by his wife, Corinne; sons, Martin Tocci of Arizona, and Nicholas James (Barbara) Toed of Royal Palm Beach; two grandchildren, Brandon and Heather; and sister, Lee Genna of Hicksville L.I., NY. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 10 am, Thursday, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Boynton Beach. A Wake Service will be held 7 pm, Wednesday, at BOYNTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 800 80, of West Palm Beach passed away Thursday? Nov. 27, 1997 to be with God. Thomas was a Vetera of WW n. He worked for 22 years with the New Yor City Police Dept., then served with Seabord WorlS Airlines for many years. . , ' - . t He leaves to mourn his passing a daughter, . Kathleen Wind; and a son, Tim Wind. Also a spMWt brother, John Wind. ' . - Friends may call Monday at THE ROYAL PALM FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL from 10 am to 12 Noon. Services start at 12 Noon. ING. JOSE R. GARCIA Jose Rene Garcia de la Paz-Fernandez de Leon, 79 years old, of West Palm Beach died on Saturday, November 29, 1997. Mr. Garcia was born in La Habana, Cuba on December 27, 1917. A graduate ol the Universldad del la Habana, he received an EngineerinK Decree in Chemical. Apiculture and Sugar in 1940 He moved to West Palm Beach in 1967, coming here from Cuba. For many years, he was employed with the Osceola Farms Co. and F'lo-Sun Sugar Company In several different capacities and most recently, he served as the Plant Manager for Medallion Paint and Color Company until his retirement in 1982. He Is survived by his wife, Prisca Gomez de Garcia; his daughters, Ma. Crist ina Garcia de Hello (and her husband, Ernesto J. Bello), and Ma. Lourdes Garcia de Gutierrez (and her husband, Jorge P. Gutierrez), all of West Palm Beach: and his er, Maureen Quarento, 48, of Lake Worth, lost control of the van bunaay night and hit a tractor-trailer, officials said. w. boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Boynton Memorial Chapel Family Owned k Operated In Loving Memory Eddye Dowdy December 1, 1995 W ' ' Triggerlock cases in county grandchildren, Jorge P. Gutierrez, Jr. (and his fiance, Nichol Schoaf), Lourdes Cristlna Gutierrez, Carlos A. Migoya Jr. and Jose Luis Migoya. Also surviving is his brother, Raul E. Garcia (and his wife, Zenaida Garcia) of Miami; his sister, Sinia Ma. Suarez Pedemonte of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Monday December 1, (today) at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, West Palm Beach. Interment will follow in jueen of Peace Cemetery, Royal Palm Beach. yUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMAN-BURSE FUNERAL HOME, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 2701 N. Australian Avenue, WPB FL 33M7. (JUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMANBURSE FUNERAL HOME FAMILY OWNED A OPERATED West Riviera Sheriffs Lake Boynton Palm Beach office Worth Beach Mom, I hold you in my dreams at night I call you in the diiwji And yet I have to fctfj myself that you are -really gone. But I know God has you in his loving care., fly TOMMI T. WILSON Age 20, of Boynton Beach, FL died on Saturday, November 29, 1997. Tommi Is the beloved son of Ron Wilson and Tyttl Norri-Wtlson of Boynton Beach. Other survivors include his aunt and uncle, Helga and Risto Ervanne in Finland, an uncle, Kimmo Norri in Ocala; and an uncle, Jukka Norri and family in Germany. Tommi will be missed by his many, many friends. Memorial services will be held 4 pm, Saturday, Dec. 6, at BABIONE-STEPHENSON FUNERAL HOME, 1004 S. Dixie Hwy, Lantana with the Rev. Dr. Pentti J. Maki officiating. 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 10 10 7 12 9 12 1 1 1 4 1 5 0 7 7 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 Your Loving Family. J. , Carletta, Alma & Lamb Chop, , - Roosevelt & Robert THOMAS F. HARNEY NO. 413770 82, of Lake Worth. Florida oassed awav nn NOTICE OF PERMITTED USE CHANGE November 29, 1997. A veteran of WW O, he served in the U.S. Army, 9th Infantry, and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Belgium. He was a memoer oi vi w post sjmb, a member of the National American Leirion. and life member of the nv The Village of North Palm Beach. Flnrirln nrn Mr. Harney retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1980 after 33 years of service and was a member of poses to chanae the Dermitted use nf nil nmrw. ueuer earners Local fflbw. ties within the villaae currentlv rnnpr n r-l,, ...1,Q it.,,,,,; MlclMUCia UlllUUC IUS WIIC, Barbara; and children, Thomas Harney, Jr., Joanne UamiU Q4ufl Uanao D-IL U t a Attorneys hay process jtargets few Felons From IB rash of drive-by shootings in central Palm Beach County. . "Once police started to see (criminals) being put away for a long time, word got out" and more police agencies began turning to friggerlock for help, ATF agent Bill Jurison said. "It's a way to get spme really bad guys off the sjreet." think it's the best tool," West Palm Beach police Detective Bill Fraser said. Triggerlock defendants "aren't going to get better unless they die or get too old. We'll use any law we can to get them off the street." J; West Palm Beach police turned 10 cases over to ATF's local office for triggerlock prosecution last year and another 10 this j&ar more than any other agency. Other coastal cities with high-cjime neighborhoods also are using the federal alternative. Last year, ATF's office in West 6alm Beach handled 30 trigger-Ifick cases in its six-county jurisdiction. Another 15 cases have been prosecuted so far this year. Local police aren't the only neighborhood commercial district. The noun:;, raunn naiuey, maureen McMonagle, Susan Young, Allan Hanson, and Debra Nftrvull. 17 nM4-l,iMh... ik i-.. 'They're picking and choosing who they want to give a hard time to. The penalties are draconian, and they are applied, in my view, in a discriminatory manner. ' JOHN TIERNEY West Palm Beach lawyer , Hiojiui.iuiuirii, Uuw gresi granucnu- properties' are shown in the map in this advertise- I uicu, auu amier, neien woruungion. monf vm ik. iA i-kj-vM..M M i i.i i ii mi Friends may call on Monday, December 1, at the DORSEY FUNERAL HOME, Lake Worth. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke Catholic Church hci ii. r-v puuii. i icui ii iu win De neia dv rne viiiag council at 7:15 p.m.. December 1 1 19Q7 :n fK on luealay, Dec. 2, at 10 am. Interment will foUow at Miucrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach. DORSEY FUNERAL HOME 3523 South Congress Ave., Lake Worth Village Hall, 501 U.S. 1, North Palm Beach-Florida, 33408. fenders are likely to be carrying firearms. But every criminal who fits triggerlock criteria can't be chased down, because only five ATF agents are assigned to the West Palm Beach office. That's the basis of the biggest complaint that defense lawyers have with the federal law. "They're picking and choosing who they want to give a hard time to," West Palm Beach lawyer John Tierney said. "The penalties are draconian, and they are applied, in my view, in a discriminatory manner. Local police seek ATF help whenever possible because federal sentences average 814 years for a triggerlock conviction. Federal inmates must serve at least 85 percent of that time. The lengthy sentence is punishment for more than having a gun, Kearns said. It's for a life of crime. "Their whole life comes back to haunt them," he said. us 1 ,5 THE VILLAGE OF NORTH PALM BEACH 9 w rvn MARY GRACE MARLIER KLIMAS A 00 7fi nl liuvt. ET AlA l-l l-.. kt ber 27, 1997 in Jupiter. Born in Pittsburgh, PA she was the daughter of the late Raymond M. and Esma Grace (McCleUan) Marlier She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Tequesta, the JupiterTe- bjuiraia uuiuirn ciuo, me Ligntnouse Gallery, A.A.R.P., and the Jupiter Hospital Auxiliary. Prior to niucHcm sue was a waiei management researcner. ones who know about triggerlock. Criminals know, too. Delray Beach police vice agent John Donovan said some criminals have stopped carrying guns. When Donovan asks an informant about gun-toting felons, the informant often answers: "Nobody touches guns anymore. That's era-zy." ATr- agent Jeff Kearns said federal authorities rely on local police to know which repeat of- Klirvivni-c iiwliula t onno ri 1 ifi . . ,i.wuur ,nu auiia, wiuil irs V lilt rill Klimas, PhD, of Seattle, WA and William KJimas of Jupiter; three daughters, Kathleen Klimas Ligon of NJ, Susan Corcoran of Charlotte, NC, and Nancy vjmcc luimas, ihu, oi Miami; sister, Hita Marie Marlier of Norfolk, VA; in-laws, Alice Klimas, Gladys Marlier, Marge Dudinsky, Katherine Michalaros, Leona Klimas, and Victor and Gid Klimas; 11 grand- cnmiren; ana at nieces ana nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 1969 and her uuiiici , cucauciu mm luiuias in Lxn. Mass of the Christian Burial wiU be celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 10 am, at St. Jude Catholic i-nurcn wim it. ta Campbell, O.S.B. officiating Visiaion wUI be Monday evening, Dec. 1, from 5-8 pm at the TAYLOR MODEEN FUNERAL HOME 250 Area deaths Memorials may be made to the C.F.I.D.S. Fowl- dntirtn fnr Fihmmifolma O ouao iwk da t wu.'mo Charlotte NC 282224398 or to the charity ol the TAYLOR A MODEEN FUNERAL HOME Family Owned A Operated (407 ) 744-2030 I felMOT .?YK 1 . f 1 NORTHLAKE BLVD. C1 HEM I 1 US1 ' " ! I GEORGE SCUILETTI 1 M Age 40. of West Palm Beach passed away Sun- A copy of the proposed ordinance (Bill 906) is on uoj, i.uvciiKi j, ixsi aiier a long Ulness. George is survived by his parents, George and me m ine omce or me village Uerk, 3UI U.S. 1 -North Pa m Beach. Flnrirln nnA --in U .,: i oiueiu, uwe worm; sister, Adrienne (Rnhertt f;reen ltta LV.irtk- .1 i , .., ,.ull, auu "TrLiiiew, Nicole and Robert; dear Iriend, John; aunts, uncles. . .. , vuii uc vieweu weekdays between the hour nf flnm J c . ii -.- r I iT. vuiii. All members ot the Dub ic are invited Palm Beach County ; Aitler, Solomon, of Boca Raton. Services Monday. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Boca Raton. Darby, James M., 45, of Pa-hokee. Services Monday. James A. Bennett Funeral Home, Pahokee. : Fagan, Wilma, 80, of West Palm Beach. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Garcia, Jose R., 79, of West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum-Holle-rfian-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Mass today. p Gardner, Stanley J., 70, of Lantana. Babione-Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana. Funeral Tuesday. :Z Harney, Thomas F., 82, of Lake Worth. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Funeral Tuesday. Levine, Jacob, 78, of Delray Beach. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Boca Raton. m Meyerson, Doris, 90, of Delray Beach. Services Monday. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Boca luusiub, aiiu many n lenas. A funeral service will be held at the TILLMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2170 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach on Wed., December 3, 1997, 11 am, with a priest from St. Luke Catholic Church, Lake Worth, officiating. Nykiel, John, 87, of Tequesta. Aycock Funeral Home, Jupiter. Funeral Mass Tuesday. Pitkin, Lillian, 95, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral Wednesday. Polite, Louis, 43, of Lake Worth. Coleman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Scuiletti, George, 40, of West Palm Beach. Tillman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Wednesday. Stem, Simon, 77, of Delray Beach. Royal Palm Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Vickers, Carle, 83, of West Palm Beach. Royal Palm Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Weingart, Claire, of Boynton Beach. Services Monday. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Boca Raton. Wilson, Tommi T 20, of Boynton Beach. Babione-Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana. Memorial service Saturday. Wind, Thomas, 80, of West Palm Beach. Royal Plm Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Martin County Davis, Arthur Edwin Jr., 74, of Palm City. Young & Prill Funeral Home. Mowitt, Kalie Lorraine, 2, of Stuart. Young & Prill Funeral Home. Funeral today. Wallengren, Donna M., 49, of Jensen Beach. Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart. Memorial service Tuesday. St. Lucie County MacLean, Sarah E., 102, of Port St. Lucie. Yates Port St. Lucie Funeral Home. Erlsten, Wayne Arthur, 57, of Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home. Ackerley, Sophie, 67, of Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home. Okeechobee County Wiitala, Elmer H., 82, of Okeechobee. Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial service Tuesday. r inuring ana may pamcipare in same. If a Derson decides to nnnenl nnv Aartn TIIJ.MAN FUNERAL HOME, WEST PALM BEACH bv the Vi aae Counci with resnert tn nm riw rnmuI UWNCLI Ut'il,KAie.D tunaiucicu ui ii ic puuiic nearinq, ne will neeaq GLADYS A. SMITH recora or rne proceeainqs ana ror such purpose he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of Akp , died Friday, November at, 1997 at the "Br" uiirr nraim taie raainy. mik, smnn wan a he proceedings is made which record includes he testimony and evidence upon which the She is survived by her son, Gordon Beal of Talla- natinee; and daughter, Dorothy Steele of West Palm Beach. In addition, she is also survived by six grandchildren; 24 great granoV hildren ; and 43 great, great, appeal is based. Ki fiiurnuuren. A memorial service will be held Tuewiay, Dec. 2, 11 am, at the Crossroads Baptist Chuirtv 5710 N. Haverhill Road, West Paim Beach with "Rev. Wayne Padgett officiating. PUBLISH: Palm Beach Post - December 1; 199Z.7.

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