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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 69

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4B THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1998 MSL Woman found guilty of arranging botched execution that killed two Only 5 of the population can actually 1 AFFORD! to ignore this, Roth IRA Deductible Taxable It used to be, onl .'.-w. - i i . i jipp in Sf' "f ' ' ' ' . 17 y : the financially secure had I I their lutures all planned out. IRA Account ' 2 13,249 O- ,rmi 153,539 rA S149,043 All tnats about to change. ROTH IRA: FOR THE OTHER 95 With recent revisions to Figures based on a single person contributing $2,000year for 30 years, a 5.00 rate of return, in the 28 Federal Tax bracket Return does not include the benefits of tax deductions. E.A. KENNEDY IllStaff Photographer Misti Ehrlich (right) beside her attorney, Carey Haughwout, was Misti Ehrlich, 21, faces 40 years to life in prison without parole. By Val Blicott Palm Beach Post Staff Writer .. WEST PALM BEACH Misti Ehrlich, the woman prose cutors 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 EJirlich 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 home declined to comment. Goodine's suburban West found guilty of two counts of murder and attempted murder Monday. tax laws, saving for your retirement has never been more rewarding. The new Roth IRA i i . erywhere, Ehrlich s attorney, Carey Haughwout told jurors. wnat we nave nere is evi Super Savings Retirement Account dence of absolute lunacy." is the biggest I reason why. I When you put Babb's 2-year-old son, Bran don Babb, was killed by a shotgun blast. Chilton, 21, was also shot Super Savings Retirement Account and Retirement CD. Its just two of the many investment 02Jtions 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: 1-800-752-076(3 www.savinesofamerica.com and killed. I your money into Babb was shot in the stomach but survived. 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 Haughwout argued that Ehr Annual percentage t i yield on balance of a Roth IRA, $25,000. Rate guaranteed f through 63098. ! your earnings ,.,-.. I ill i lich had no idea Jackson and Garcia would shoot anyone. could be protected The shooting was so chaotic, she said, it could not have been carefully planned. 5f ifti J from future 13 w ! taxes You ma Garcia pleaded guilty and testified against Ehrlich. Pransky will stand trial next, in April. Jackson s trial will follow in June. Annual percentage yield on balance of $10,000. even uc aoie 10 withdraw from Pahokee tries to resuscitate Everglades Medical it tax-free for a first time home purchase. To get you started, we're offering special rates on both our won't take over because they fear inheriting Everglades financial SAVINGS Bf AMERICA problems. We're not just about money, we're about life. L 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 em 1996 Home Savings of America, F-'SB. 'Chart compares total aftertax income for a 20 year distribution period from a Roth IKA, deductible IRA, and fully taxable account. Assumes annual $2,000 contributions are marie 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 distnbutiun period. Deductible IRA does not include value of annual tax savings, which if invested each year at IMFMHFB FDIC ployer and the only hospital in 13 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 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 By Jennifer Pettz 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 Center. ' And Glades General Hospital in Belle Glade hired about 10 Everglades workers and welcomed miles. the same rate of return, would contribute an additional $41 .732 in total after-tax income during the distribution period. Returns are hypothetical and your return is likely to differ. Super Savings Retirement uersAPY: $2.000 - 2.45; $2,000 - $9,999 5.05; $10,000 - $24,999 - 5.10; $25,000 - 5.15. 18 Month Retirement CDAPY: $10,000 5.40; $10,000 - 5.60. $100 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. Dr. Alfredo Roberts tossed out another idea during the com mission 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 hos RATULATI0N8 pital. Ex-Delray housing chief admits theft T This Week'5 tp Ten winners in the 1998 Spring J " I VII 1 A. 1HJT 1 - fX least $75 a month. He also must wiwKMarKue perform five hours of community service a month. Range, a former Broward County police officer, became interim 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. Here are the top teams for week 4 thority in February 1996, after he accused former Director Deborah Castellow of theft and mis 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 Dlicott Palm Beach Post Staff Writer ' WEST PALM BEACH Ronald Range, who was named interim director of the Delray Beach Housing Authority two ypars ago in a move to eliminate corruption and mismanagement there, admitted on Monday to stealing from the agency. Z Range was sentenced to three years' probation after pleading conduct. Castellow and two other peo ple were indicted in June 1996 on Portfolio Value School - Teacher charges they illegally cashed eam $5,800 in authority checks. They agreed to pay restitution and charges were dropped. Shopping center use scrubbed in Loxahatchee Groves The property faces Southern Boulevard across from the Binks Forest Drive entrance into Well ington. The county will continue to plan the area's future with Wellington and Royal Palm 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 La n tana Middle - Spoo St. Clare Catholic - Putnam Okeeheelee Middle - Reynolds North Elementary - Cotton Okeechobee High - Ward North Elementary - Cotton Palm Beach Day - Standi 156,61 8 '146,938 '133,346 132,701 '131,364 '129,897 '123,138 '121,493 '119,648 '119,585 '119,006 '117,535 '116,708 '115,589 '115,403 16139 20114 18074 16140 16220 16223 14415 16021 16105 16171 16142 20117 20288 20113 18112 Beach. Simon's land planner, Bob Basehart, said he would partici pate in those sessions. Landown 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 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. 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. I They made the decision after about 15 residents lined up to 3)pose the project and their land anner held a lunchtime meeting with county Commissioner Ken Fbster. 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 ers also can seek annexation into Wellington but not Royal Palm Beach. Residents feared allowing development near their 8,000-acre community of homes on 5-acre lots. "Our neighborhood is so We are an endangered in Palm Beach County," Rita The 1 998 Spring Stock Market game is sponsored by: Miller said. Investments Fidelity J... ... y.- PtJ QUICKCS REILLY r FBR new york stock fxch nce PALM BfcAC H Ryan, Beck dfCo. STOP RUSHING AROUND Save time every day by shopping the advertisied specials in The Palm Beach Post. EntHrtLt m lnrtmrnl Simr WtSTPLM III Klli IfxfmVAiiltisi 0"3 1 C - L A 1 , a

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