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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 64

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Tuesday, March 31, 1998
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2B THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1998 Pahokee tries to resuscitate Everglades Medical i PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www.GoPBI.amYourTom 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 miles. I Dr. Alfredo Roberts tossed out another idea during the commission's emergency meeting, which drew a crowd of nearly 100. Roberts, who lives in Pahokee but runs a clinic in South Bay, said he had contacted potential investors about buying the hospital. 'I are expected to operate for up to two months. The closing comes after a 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 hours to accommodate patients of Everglades' closed Family Care 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 By Jennifer PeKz 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 Three arrested in carjacking, armed robbery: FORT LAUDERDALE At least five people were injured Monday nighfafter a charter airplane carrying 186 passengers aborted takeoff when a fire burst out in its left engine, officials said. The fire began while the Royal Airlines 727 was readying for takeoff shortly after 9 p.m. on the main runway of Fort Lauderdale-Holivwood International Airport, said Jim Reynolds, the airport's spokesman. The plane was : headed to Toronto. The injured passengers, who com-plained about a variety of things from ankle injuries to chest pains, were taken to Broward General Medical Center. BOCA RATON A po&c department review board will meet this week to determine whecher a marine officer could have prevented a collision Kwn his patrol boat and a private boat in Highland Be -jch on M juvh 4. officials said The board will report to v. IVter Petracco. who will decide if any disciplinary rcor. 1 taken against John Brock, officials said. A Fk-x- Ma"..v Paavl report of the incident that will be forward ?o tit scare Armey's office found Brock was careless, rk-ii rules and failed to avoid , the risk of s coT;;!.v. Pakm B.- Cjuito .-ywrrsdarters approved a proposal Moflday fcnr IfrK. i '-o-unit adult community on 234 acres ?a Rswr viifox north of Like Ida Road. In 1901. Li-dcw'jirr Wiliixr:. Mjuzoni had won county approval to revi-oe t mu:i;t ci hoi:tes allowed to 234 from 1,165 for a scicuLre cv:. -vty When that deal fell through, Mazzoci tswwi A'c? xzi state permission to revert to the larger cvcirmvc BOYVTON BEACH Tlw city said Monday that it has fired polke officr CJurtes Graham, who is charged with stealing a computer sad ceCiilar telephone while on duty. Graham will : decide in the cext tew days whether to fight for his job, said ' " his attorney. Aln Aronson. Police spokeswoman Sgt. ; Wendy Danvsh and Chief Marshall Gage declined comment. Investiu'ors said Graham stole a cellular telephone and computer from a Boynton Beach AT&T Wireless Services office in August. "He started beating on the window of the car with the back of his gun. ... He grabbed me by my shirt and pulled me out and hit me on the ear" with the gun, Oliphant said. The men then headed south on 1-95 with police in pursuit. The driver lost control just south; of 45th 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 and Corporate Way. ; A third man was caught near 45th Street and Embarcadero Drive. ; south, police said. Palm Beach Gardens police spotted the car on Interstate 95 and followed it onto the east-bound Blue Heron Boulevard exit. Driving on a flat tire, the men abandoned the Mitsubishi and the stolen money underneath the 1-95 overpass. Police said two women in a gold Toyota Corolla were the next targets. Joanne Oliphant, 30, of West Palm Beach, said she was stopped at the light on Blue Heron and 1-95 when she saw the Mitsubishi run the light and stop. She said three people ran toward her, one was brandishing a gun. clothing brandished handguns as they entered the lobby of the Credit Union Center, 4060 PGA Blvd. They demanded money, pistol-whipped a teller, then took off with a cash register drawer and bags filled with an undisclosed amount of money, Palm Beach Gardens Sgt. Robert Ar-tola said. The teller, who was not identified, was treated for head injuries. The men ditched the Cadillac in the parking lot of the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott about a block away, got into a maroon Mitsubishi Galant and headed By Kristin Vaughan Palm Beach Post Staff Writer A group of bandits robbed a credit union and pistol-whipped a teller Monday in a crime spree from West Palm Beach to Palm Beach Gardens and back that included a carjacking in which the driver was assaulted, police said. It started about 10:30 a.m. when the men allegedly stole an older model blue and white Cadillac from the parking lot of Sam's Club on 45th Street in West Palm Beach, police said. Fifteen minutes later the group four or five men wearing masks and sheets over their Shopping center use scrubbed in Loxahatchee Groves ; j tanks. By Joel Engelhardt Palm Beach Post Staff Writer 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 WEST PALM BEACH The The property faces Southern Boulevard across from the Binks Forest Drive entrance into Wellington. : owners of 97 acres on the edge of rural Loxahatchee Groves gave ud their struggle Monday to win county commission approval for a 30-acre shopping center. They made the decision after 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 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 about 15 residents lined up to oppose the project and their land planner held a lunchtime meeting with county Commissioner Ken Foster. Foster and Commissioner IMPOTENT? - GET THE FACTS! Unable to get or maintain a rigid erection?, Current therapies not working? We can help where others haven't! Our specially . trained doctors have been successfully treaty ing men using safe, FDA approved, non-, surgical medications. Don't wait call for; " vour confidential Mary McCarty showed support for the project, but Commissioner Karen Marcus opposed it and rFREECONSULTATIOr 800-946-2537 Palm Beach Gardens'- Boca Raton - Miami WEST PALM BEACH Steven Schwartz, charged with extortion after demanding $50,000 from Palm Beach County commissioners last year, began a two-year deferred prosecution . program Monday that will allow him to avoid a criminal con- viction. Schwartz, angry that his wife had been fired from : the county's public affairs office, demanded money from ' commissioners and threatened to use their images in sexually explicit drawings, prosecutors said. The two-year program requires Schwartz, 51, of West Palm Beach, to receive a psychiatric evaluation and bars him from entering the county Governmental Center or contacting county commis- sioners or their staff. BOCA RATON Former Miami Dolphins General Manager Mike Robbie will pay a police officer who broke his ankle while trying 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 Ymh, 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. .... . . . rr i ii. t-li I) J . Meatcare Assignment nnoraanie aey-ruy rrurr-m , J Richard Garrett. DO Med Dir. Sam Leb. MP. ' Sails On Sale A bounty of boat bargains are docked for you in The Post's Classifieds. See Classification 80. 11 G5B mm. tv Balm Rawh fMirtv Chnnl Rnarri will hnlH a wnrkshon r. Mirrami. i fc i i i i t y i ill i i it if h i i it ii i m 1 1 r t u ,ii ii si t l ii ii in i i i i i i i Ire Ulf II VHI J wwaiwwB - - - - - - r . on paraprofessionals on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the board room at the district headquarters, 3340 Forest Hill Blvd. Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts teacher Shelly Va- ' na has been elected president of the local Classroom Teach- ; ers 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. i i I I INCLUDES: II Removal erf four wheeb from vefiide n I . J .... 1 . .L El Babes and rotation of wheels I INCLUDES: I Inspection of hoses ond bells Mopor antifreeze replacement (1 got. max) Piessure rest system Complete coobig system flush I Price met udes o charge for environmental I dtsposol of used Buds md bctienes I I 1 (tog, wheeb bock on vehkle I I I I I ChpmirnJ fifth V8 and tfftfil Brians ond oddrtionol oortsAiboi extra. Present coupon when order is miften. Cannot be I Special wheeb slightly higher. Present coupon when order is written. Cannot be used with any other coupon specials or kke seme. Customer responsible lor soles ton Chrysler Corporation vehicles only. ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 f used with ony other coupon specnis or lie sefvice. Customer responsile fr soles tnx. Chrysler Corporation verwies onry. ED MORSE AUTO PORK EXPIRES 51 598 J TnTrnTnTT?rnrraTD i i i i 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 the police department at 338-1234, or its confidential tip line at 338-1399. 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 Em SB INCLUDES: I New Mopor Intnsntission I Instaflctwri of new flud Necessary adjustments Vehide rood test I Price includes o charge for etMonmental INCLUDES: Engine oi replacement (norMtesel nudes 6 qt.) Complete chassis lube New Mopor oil fitter Fluid level inspection Price includes o charge for environmental Jeep or dodge truck disposal of used fluids ond bottenes disposal of used fluids and bottenes Domestic I Special hirers extra Additional partslabor extra. Present roupon when order is written. Cannot be used with any other rju.nui riwmW m Ur tanarB fiKtnmAr rocrwiahia Inr cnlac Inv thtMai fnmnmHvi imhitlat wilu VeMesreotfirg speorjexrra oi ant) ctesel Sten sligrrty fotier. Ctesef tiuda eo. Present coupon when order 8 vrntten Cannot 1 besedwBwiBumspeorJslsnM Cuslomei resporable far sotes Im. Chrysler Corporation vehdei onry. . I I I ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 J L L 1 n n a planner to make a personal pitch. 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 i i i i imm u ij"' f mm Spenoi wheefc y higher Present couoon when oder is wrrnw Connji be used w ony other coupon speces or Hie seract Customer esponsble far soles In Chrysto Cvporuhon an oriy ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 ED MORSE AUTO PARK EXPIRES 51598 J J L L 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 Boca subdivision president threatened Residents at the Seasons subdivision in Boca Raton are passionate about tennis so much so that some have threatened homeowners association President Fred DeVries, a police report says. DeVries Saturday filed a report with police claiming a group of 10 "anti-tennis" residents threatened to sue him if he doesn't resign. DeVries fought to allow outsiders to pay dues to play at the Seasons, but the city ruled the courts were for residents only. DeVries, who did not name the residents seeking his ouster, said Monday he and other board members are negotiating with city officials to continue allowing some guest members. "It's time for the community to heal itself, but there are certain behaviors that won't be tolerated," DeVries said. Lisa Ocker I PGA BLVD. wmf imwwimwm. ,u mummmummmmm f D NORTHLAKE BLVD. i OKEECHOBEE BLVD. m. flmf iiii-mmm'. J Ctvysler-Ptvmoutti Jeep-Eagle Oldsmobile Isuzu Ida 3703 NorthJokt Blvd, North Palm Bead. 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