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4B THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1998 W S C Woman found guilty of arranging botched execution that killed two Only 5 of the population can actually 1 AFFORD! to ignore this. t ! Taxable Roth IRA Deductible IRA Account $213,249 ' S5'JnK 153,539 if? Srfrr $m043 I & ' It used to be, only the financially secure had their futures all planned out. All that's ab out to change. ROTH IRA: FOR THE OTHER 95 'X. i" i f- J. i . - i m 111 VTs If " " Figures based on a single person contributing $2,000year for 30 years, a b.00 rate of return, in the 28 Federal Tax bracket Return does not include the benefits of tax deductions? With recent revisions to tax laws, saving for your E.A. KENNEDY IllStaff PhotoeraDher Misti Ehrlich, 21, faces 40 years to life in prison without parole. ByValDlicott Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH Misti Ehrlich, the woman prosecutors described as the catalyst for a botched execution that killed a 2-year-old boy, was convicted Monday of second-degree murder. ' Ehrlich leaned forward, closed her eyes and rested her head on her hands as the jury's verdict was announced guilty on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder after about two hours of deliberation. ... Prosecutor Kirk Volker had asked for a conviction on first-degree murder, arguing that Ehrlich supervised a plan, conceived by her boyfriend, Robert Pransky, to kill Brian Goodine, Pransky's co-defendant in a drug case. "Although the defendant wasn't at the scene with a gun in her hand, she might as well have been," Volker told jurors. .. Ehrlich, 21, will go to prison for at least 40 years under state sentencing guidelines, but Circuit Judge Virginia Gay Broome could sentence her to life in prison without parole, Volker said. Sentencing is set for May 14. Several jurors reached at Misti Ehrlich (right) beside her attorney, Carey Haughwout, was found guilty of two counts of murder and attempted murder Monday. retirement has never been more rewarding. The new Roth IRA .11. erywhere," Ehrlich's attorney, Carey Haughwout told jurors. "What we have here is evidence of absolute lunacy." Babb's 2-year-old son, Bran .Super Savings Retirement Account and Retirement CD. It's just two of the many investment options we offer, all laid out for you plain and simple. So give us a call and ask us. You'll find we take your retirement very personally. For more details call: S is the biggest reason why. ; When you put j your money into Super Savings Retirement Account 5.15 don Babb, was killed by a shotgun blast. Chilton, 21, was also shot and killed. Babb was shot in the stomach but survived. Annual percentage I i yield on balance of I a Roth IRA, Palm Beach residence turned into a shooting gallery after the two gunmen Robert Jackson and Miguel Garcia arrived there shortly before midnight on Nov. 21, 1996. Volker said Ehrlich had recruited them to kill Goodine on Pransky's orders because Goodine had indicated he would testify against Pransky. Jackson and Garcia shot at Goodine outside the Kent Street house but didn't kill him. They then chased two other people Crystal Babb and Todd Chilton inside the house, where they began shooting with what attorneys described as wild abandon. "We have shots fired from ev $25,000. Rate guaranteed f through 63098. Haughwout argued that Ehrlich had no idea Jackson and Garcia would shoot anyone. The shooting was so chaotic, she said, it could not have been carefully planned. Garcia pleaded guilty and 1-800-752-07 your earnings could be protected from future taxes. You may i i 18 Month Retirement CD 5.60 testified against Ehrlich. Pransky will stand trial next, in April. home declined to comment. Goodine's suburban West Jackson s trial will follow in June. even be able to Annual percentage yield : on balance of $10,000. withdraw from Rip currents may last through weekend and out to sea through a break in a sandbar. The it tax-free for a first time home purchase. To get you started, we're offering special rates on both our recoiling water cuts through a low spot in the sandbar and rises to the surface through a narrow 5AVING5 of AMERICA opening. The stream, often deceivingly calm compared with the choppy surf that flanks the center of the current, is often the most deadlv. We're not mi about money, we're about life. L Four teenagers in Jensen Beach who were caugm in a rip current ana a man wno tried to rescue them Monday afternoon nearly became victims. Tl a a 1 . r . tr 1 1998 Home Savings of America, FSR 'Chart compares total after tax Income for a 20 year distribution period from a rinrti IRA, deductible IRA, and fully taxable account. Assumes annual $2,000 contributions are made January 1 of each year, account earns 5.0 with annual compounding; during the accumulation and distribution years, and federal tax bracket of 28 for both the accumulation and distribution neriod. Deductible IRA does not include value of annual ra savinm. which if int .rh war a. MRMBER FD1C By David Abel Palm Beach Post Staff Writer .. Warning flags will fly this week from Miami-Dade County up to St. Lucie County, cautioning beachgoers of dangerous rip currents that could last through the weekend, the National Weather Service said Monday. Moderate to strong gusts out of the east and southeast, which cause the powerful tides that can quickly sweep swimmers out to sea, should subside by Wednesday, said Shawn O'Neill, a weather service meteorologist. But the threat won't disappear until Sunday, when a low pressure system from the west will drag a cold front across the northern part of the state, allowing winds in from the south. J Rip currents in South Florida generally crop up m early spring, when westerly winter winds give way to gusts from the east, O'Neill said. The powerful currents, formed by a combination of wind, wave and tidal action, are created when a stream of water funnels away from the shoreline i ne teenagers were taKen to Martin Memorial Medical Center as a nrpraiitinn hpransp thpv wprp the same rate of return, would contribute an additional $4 1,732 in total after-tax income during the distribution period. Returns are hypothetical and your return is likely to differ Super Savings Retirement dersAPY: $2,000 - 2.45; $2,000 $9,999 - 5.05; $10,000 - $24,999 - 5.10; $25,000 - 5.15. 18 Month Redrement CDAPY: $10,000 - 5.40; $10,000 - 5.60. $ 1 (X) minimum balance to open. APYs as of 22 1 98 Fees may reduce earnings on the account. Tax and early withdrawal penalties may apply. Rates subject to change. Limited time offer. all minors, but rescue workers said the teens were line other than being cold and tired from fighting the current. If cancht in a rin rnrrpnt 1ifporiiai-r1 aHuisp 0 - -r - - - - - i r-i swimmers to float on their backs and let the current take them parallel to shore. Currents are usually no I wiaer man ou yaras. RpaHianprs shnnlH a1r hp enrp tr civim in GOWGRATULAT IONS lifeguard-protected areas, carry flotation devices ana cnecK sun conditions Detore entering the water. pEx-Delray housing chief admits theft To This Week's Top Ten Winners In the 1998 Spring least $75 a month. He also must Flo ridaStoc (Market lame perform five hours of community service a month. Range, a former Broward County police officer, became in terim director of the housing au The Florida Stock Market Game is a project of the Florida Council on Economic Education and introduces students to the economy through the stock market. Each 3-6 member student team uses an imaginary $1 00,000 to buy and sell stocks using information from The Palm Beach Post's Business section. At the end of the 10-week program, the ten top teams with the highest value portfolios receive awards. thority in February 1996, after he accused former Director Debo guilty to two counts of grand theft. He will spend the first year of his probation on house arrest. Prosecutor Paula Russell said Range, 44, wrote one housing authority check for $1,200 to his mother and another for $1,096.53 to the Delray Beach Volvo dealership that serviced the car registered in his mother's name that he used. Range was fired after the illegal checks were discovered. The terms of his probation require him to repay the $2,096.53 in installments of at Ronald Range is sentenced to three years' probation. By Val licott falm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH Ronald Range, who was named Interim director of the Delray Beach Housing Authority two ears ago in a move to eliminate Corruption and mismanagement there, admitted on Monday to stealing from the agency. Range was sentenced to three years' probation after pleading rah Castellow of theft and mis conduct. Here are the top teams for week 4 Castellow and two other peo ple were indicted in June 1996 on charges they illegally cashed $5,800 in authority checks. They Portfolio Valued School Teacher earn agreed to pay restitution and charges were dropped. Impact fee panel to review system rector of Delray Beach's redevelopment agency, said he was sympathetic but wary of the idea: "As soon as you make an exception for downtowns, you're going to find a lawsuit right behind you." The stakes for Frisbie are growing. Renaissance Okeeheelee Middle - Reynolds North Elementary - Cotton Banyan Creek Elementary - Cotton Okeeheelee Middle - Reynolds Okeeheelee Middle Breuninger Okeeheelee Middle - Breuninger Forest Hill High - Sturgis Jefferson Davis Middle - McDonald Lantana Middle - Spoo St. Clare Catholic - Putnam Okeeheelee Middle Reynolds North Elementary - Cotton Okeechobee High - Ward North Elementary Cotton 16139 20114 18074 16140 16220 16223 14415 16021 16105 16171 16142 20117 20288 20113 18112 '156,618 146,938 '133,346 '132,701 '131,364 '129,897 '123,138 '121,493 '119,648 '119J85 '119,006 '117,535 '116,708 '115J89 '115,403 Partners has spent about $50,000 on impact fees until now, but a few new projects including the Waterfront Clematis complex could cost $500,000 in fees. IMPACT FEE foj IB fcounty commissioners are scheduled to discuss the issue in June. j Palm Beach County collected $33 million in impact fees last year from builders to help pay for roads, schools, libraries, parks and police and fire-rescue personnel. The county's impact fee review fcommittee, which is gearing up to reevaluate the Current system, considered Frisbie's written proposal on Monday. But advisory board member David Kier said he slants to keep the impact fee system pure and fo-tused: "There are too many people trying to get fees lowered." S Even board Chairman Christopher Brown, di Frisbie said that he has worked closely with county staff and county Commissioner Carol Roberts to try to come to some compromises. "Unfortunately what happens is, instead of our spending that time working on projects, getting the Palm Beach Day - Standi architecture even better refined, making certain we're attracting the right kind of people to this area," he said, "we're spending our time on impact fees." The 1 998 Spring Stock Market game is sponsored by: Both recruits have faced death on job Investments Fidelity BOCA K4.TON Rowe didn't flinch when an irate patient pointed a gun in his face at St. Mary's Medical Center last September. Instead, Rowe ordered the man to drop his gun. When the man hesitated, Rowe wrestled him to the floor, saving doctors and nurses from an QUICKREILLY MEMBFR NFW YORK STOCK FXCHWGE PALM BLACII Ryan, Beck df Co. $WAT From IB Ijess and psychological effect," $owers said. This team is held to higher Standards, and each member fcrings a certain talent," said Rowe, 26, who was hired as a police officer in October 1995. Sowers said Rowe also scored high in fiteljigence, and is aggressive and able to communicate. t Kapper, who was hired in September 1955, tried and failed tgi make the team last year. He was eliminated when he couldn't climb a two-story rope. This year, he scampered up the rope first, setting the pace in the tryouts. Members of the Special Weapons and Tactics unit must be physically fit to have the stamina necessary "to stay focused" in an around-the-clock standoff. Police Chief Ric Brad-shaw said. Applicants were tested under intense physical and mental pressure to see if they'd break. Neither Rowe nor Kapper did. Each man has a four-year college degree in criminal justice and a grandfather who was a policeman. They also faced death as young police officers. emergency-room shootout. Bradshaw said afterward that Rowe took the gutsier action be Eju rllent t m Invramenis Stm t l'M6 WKST PALM BEACH cause the easiest way out when a guy pulls a gun is you shoot him." A robbery suspect fired at Kapper in December 1995. Kapper returned fire, causing minor injury when he shot the susoect L L u L A I z 1 in the leg.

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