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C A TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1998 THE PALM BEACH POST 2B Pahokee tries to resuscitate Everglades Medicaji " j lI'llTIUU LlLELMlx-V milp5. rnS PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www.GoPBI.comYourTown seven-year power struggle between the private hospital board and the tax-financed Palm Beach County Health Care District, which owns the facility. Now, though the hospital board says it can't afford to keep running Everglades, health district officials won't take over because they fear inheriting Everglades' financial problems. Still, Pahokee commissioners on Monday asked Chiles' office to press regulators to give the health district a license to run the hospital. Everglades was the city's biggest year-round employer and the only hospital in 13 Dr. Alfredo Roberts tossjl out another idea during the commission's emergency meeting, which drew a crowd of nearly 10J). Roberts, who lives in Pahokee but runs a clinic in South Bay, said he had contacted potential investors about buying the hps-pital. There's nothing written down yet, but I'm trying to get'a group together. I'd just like to see the hospital open." The health district, meanwhile, has asked a court to step in. A hearing is set for this morning. Center. And Glades General Hospital in Belle Glade hired about 10 Everglades workers and welcomed business from its doctors, Administrator Gene Faile said. About 10 Everglades patients were transferred to Glades before the shutdown, and doctors have since admitted several more, he said. Everglades started providing only emergency care Friday. The emergency room and ambulance are expected to operate for up to two months. The closing comes after a By Jennifer Pelt Palm Beach Post Staff Writer PAHOKEE The closing of the city's hospital sank in enough for residents to acknowledge it Monday, but not to accept it. City commissioners asked Gov. Lawton Chiles to help Palm Beach County officials reopen Everglades Regional Medical Center, while a local physician looked for private money to revive it. Meanwhile, several local health clinics extended their hours to accommodate patients of Everglades' closed Family Care BOYNTON BEACH The city said Monday that it has fired police officer Charles Graham, who is charged with stealing a computer and cellular telephone while on duty. Graham will decide in the next few days whether to fight for his job, said his attorney, Alan Aronson. Police spokeswoman bgt. Wendy Danysh and Chief Marshall Gage declined comment. Investigators said Graham stole a cellular telephone and computer from a Boynton Beach AT&T Wireless Services office in August. BOCA RATON A police department review board will meet this week to determine whether a marine officer could have prevented a collision between his patrol boat and a private boat in Highland Beach on March 4, officials said The board will report to Chief Peter Petracco, who will decide rf any disciplinary action will be taken against J ohn Brock, officials said. A Florida Marine Patrol report of the incident that will be forwarded to the state attorney's office found Brock was careless, violated navigational rules and failed to avoid the risk of a collision. Shopping center use scrubbed in Loxahatchee Groves Thp nronertv faces Southern Boulevard across from the Binks Forest Drive entrance into Wellington. The county will continue to plan the area's future with Wellington and Royal Palm Beach. ' Simon's land planner, Bob Basehart, said he would participate in those sessions. Landowners also can seek annexation into Wellington but not Royal Palm to seek approval for a 261,000-square-foot shopping center, more than double the size of a typical grocery store-based center. Currently, the county allows nine homes on the 97-acre site. The request called for the county to extend its urban services boundary, the line at which it stops providing water and sewer service. Loxahatchee Groves residents rely on wells and septic tanks. Foster and Commissioner Mary McCarty showed support for the project, but Commissioner Karen Marcus opposed it and Commissioners Burt Aaronson and Warren Newell did not commit. Commissioners Maude Ford Lee and Carol Roberts were absent. A week earlier, the owners, represented by Alexander "Sandy" Simon of Delray Beach, withdrew their request to put 66 homes on 67 acres but continued By Joel Engelhardt Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH The owners of 97 acres on the edge of rural Loxahatchee Groves gave up their struggle Monday to win county commission approval for a 30-acre shopping center. They made the decision after about 15 residents lined up to oppose the project and their land planner held a lunchtime meeting with county Commissioner Ken Foster. Beach. The Palm Beach County School Board will hold a workshop on paraprofessionals on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the board room at the district headquarters, 3340 Forest Hill Blvd. L Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts teacher Shelly Va- na has been elected president of the local Classroom Teachers Association, according to runoff election results posted Monday With 1,883 votes, Vana defeated Lena Roundtree, a teacher at Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens, who received 1,544 votes. The election took place last week. The term is for two years and begins July 16. Vana replaces Frank Williams, who did not seek reelection. Purchase of building saves synagogue from eviction levying $250-a-day fines in ! the hopes of a settlement. Boca Admin's phones were down Monday and representatives could not;be complained to the county a few years ago. Though the synagogue and Boca Admin were using the building illegally, code enforcement officials delayed reacnea lor comment. BOCA RATON Police are looking for a man who raped a 65-year-old woman in her home at the Camino Woods apartment complex Sunday. The woman reported the assault at 8 30 p.m., telling police the man may have entered her apartment through an unlocked door. She was injured during the struggle, but she could not describe her assailant, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 338-1234, or the confidential tip line at 338-1399. IMPOTENT? - GET THE FACTS! have a place we can call our own and no one can throw us out." Boca Admin substantially lowered its asking price late last week to make the sale possible, County Commission Chairman Burt Aaronson said Monday. Residents and synagogue leaders praised Aaronson for shepherding the deal. "Once again, neighbor will be able to speak to neighbor," said Aaronson, calling the synagogue dilemma one of the toughest he's faced as commissioner. "They will live in peace and harmony." Torah Ohr still must petition the county for a zoning change because the building is supposed to be used only for recreational purposes. Aaronson said getting the zoning change won't be a problem. The synagogue's future has been in jeopardy since a resident By Marc Freeman Palm Beach Post Staff Writer No more unsettling stories of Jew against Jew. No more threats of Century Village West going commercial. No more zoning violations. Tiny Congregation Torah Ohr is being saved from eviction from its decade-old house of worship in a surprising deal that ends years of strife in the 5,712-unit village west of Boca Raton. The Orthodox synagogue's 180 members unanimously voted Sunday to buy the complex's administration building from developer Boca Admin Inc. for $500,000. The terms were announced to the membership before the vote; a portion will be mortgaged. "We waited for this for a long time," Torah Ohr President Max Rudoler said Monday. "We now Unable to get or maintain a rigid erection?. Current therapies not working? We can ; help where others haven't! 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BOCA RATON Former Miami Dolphins General Manager Mike Robbie will pay a police officer who broke his ankle while Irving to pull Robbie off a street, the officer's attorney said Monday. Richard Retamar, the lawyer for officer Robert Hilton, 39, would not say how much Hilton will receive. Robbie's attorney declined comment. Robbie, 50, was arrested in 1994 after Hilton and others subdued him near Northwest 20th Street and Northwest Second Avenue; he had been running through traffic and yelling or waving at passing cars, police said. WEST PALM BEACH Judge William Gladstone ordered five teens charged in the beating death of 30-year-old Robert Boland to remain in the juvenile detention center at least until Monday, when prosecutors will present the case to a grand jury. Lawyers for the teens Daniel Yinh, 17, Scott Roon, 16, Dennis Bouchard, 16, Brad Heard, 15, and Scott Heard, 17 said they should be released to their parents because they've never been in trouble before. Boland and his brother, Charles, and the boys got in a fight on Singer Island after the Bolands were asked to buy them beer. Charles Boland is in St. Mary's Medical Center. A 76-year-old West Palm Beach woman has filed a federal lawsuit against American Family Publishers saying the company mailed her misleading letters suggesting she won an $11 million sweepstakes. In the letters were messages such as, "Priscilla Young, you're a certified ten million dollar winner," the lawsuit says. Young was not awarded any money, but she did buy as many as 10 magazine subscriptions to boost her odds, according to the lawsuit filed last week. Her lawsuit, which seeks to become a class action, may be consolidated with another class-action suit against American Family in Tampa. Do homework, county tells schools For years the Palm Beach County School Board listed its concerns about adding more homes and more students every time the county commission changes its comprehensive plan. But Monday, the district sent an attorney and r: imnwni wiM'TinnTwunBTwrrii iMinmiiTfTT-i-j 1 . rwwpwi r-w hp i-t l u y l ii rii i . i I I I I MP INCLUDES: Removal of four wheek from vehicle Babnce and rotahon of wheels Placing wheels bock on vehicle : Wm I I I I INCLUDES: Inspection of hoses and bells Mopar antifreeze replacement (1 'gal. max) Pressure test system Complete coding system Hush Price includes o charge for environmental disposal of used fluids and batteries I I I I I I I I Chemical flush, V8 ond diesel engines end oddilionol porfilobor extra. Present coupon when order is written. Connot be used with ony other coupon specials or like service Customer responsible lor soles tox. Chrysler Corporation vehicles only. Special wheels slightly higher. Present coupon when order is written. Connot be used with ony other coupon specials or tke service. Customer responsible for sales tax. Chrysler Corporation vehicles only. ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 EO HORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 J L n " IMaMiKHJKHItaaHnHMBai ' I INCLUDES: --yVi-) 1 I I New Mopar ironsmisaon filter I f-J LT H I I Insiatawo of new flud I r Jf i " T" r J ; I INCLUDES: New Mopar transmission filer Instdbion of new fluid Necessary rjdstrnenrs Vehide rood test Price includes a charge for enwonmentd EH INCLUDES: Engine oil replacement (nowtesel trucks 4 qt.) Complete chassis lube New Mopar o3 filter Fluid level inspection Price includes a diorge for environmental I I I I jeep or Dodge truck disposal of used Buds and batteries disposal of used fluids ond batteries Domestic Speed filters extra. Additional pombbor extra Present roupon when order s written. Connot be used with ony other a planner to make a personal pitcn. i ney were not happily received. Commission Chairman Burt Aaronson quizzed them on whether they supported a sales-tax increase to pay for more schools and said the blame for not having a tax falls on the school board. Commissioner Mary Mc-Carty dismissed their presentation with "They did their arithmetic, and they want us to hear it" In the end, commissioners I I I J Vw:les rwjumng spetidextra aJ ond iesel fen sSgiy lghet Diesel Bucks tfa Present coupon wh oraer 6 wntten Ccmot ' be used w ony other coupon speeds or He service. Cuslomer responsite br safes Ha. Onysfa Oxpoioton vehicles or. . I coupon speeds or he service Ursromer responsWe tor soles tox urysKr uxponmon wrncies any EO MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 I I EO MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 i L H i I I II.I'LJ1I'--1-1LJ1IBI-I l.'-I.a 1 I I I l I " 1 K- I W I . I W I I i i iJ.rinnn.Min.nnuiinm i approved the projects, adding 600 homes, mostly for retirees. And they warned school officials to have - more information if they're going to make a habit of personally outlining the school district's position. Joel Engelhardt ! r ivrrn II ! ! Irw) 1 . il 1 Bolice looking for one or two men ! 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CRIME JftmlB ".2 "He started beating on the window of the car with the back of lS gun He grabbed me by my ;sjjirt and pulled me out and hit me cjrthe ear" with the gun, Oliphant : The men then headed south 31-95 with police in pursuit The dftver lost control just south of 4?th Street, hit a center guardrail and three of the men fled on foot ' West Palm Beach police officers caught two men running near a Burger King at 45th Street rrJMCwrse Ouysfer-PtYrnouth Jeep-Eagle Oldsmobile tsuzu Kia 3703 Nortlilokf Blv, North Palm leock iust to-J of H5 on KortWole lvi (561) 7754800, 1-800-427-4780, ywwmjtAKntJom SIR VIC t PARTS: rton-fri 1 30am 1 30pm, Sol Som 2pm mopar i i i2J OKFFCMOBEE BLVD. I iust CHRYSLER CORPORATION PARTS cam beat zn li Morse tteaL

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