The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 1, 1997 · Page 53
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 53

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Monday, December 1, 1997
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6 THE PALM BEACH POST DECEMBER 1 , 1997 AGRICULTURE Beagle Brigade gets new Orlando training headquarters he Beagle Brigade has a new barracks. T In a move to consoli policing the nation's airports, and 15 going through boot camp in Orlando, Heldt said. Beagles are chosen for the job because they are considered the "Eagle Scouts of dogs," according to a USDA fact sheet on the program. "Loyal, courageous, obedient, and patient, they travel well and are equally at home indoors and outdoors." The Beagle Brigade sniffs the baggage of international passengers as they proceed through Federal Inspection Service areas. When the dogs find something suspicious, they sit down to alert their partners. Officers then check the bags, confiscate any prohibited items and may issue fines of up to $250 to the offending travelers. Construction is under way on six new juice storage tanks that will increase the plants' capacity from 16 million to 22 million gallons. That project is expected to be completed by March 1998. SPEAKING OF ORANGE JUICE: National sales of the fruit drink set all-time records in October, according to the Florida Department of Citrus and Nielsen Marketing Research. Overall U.S. orange juice sales jumped 6.8 percent in October from the same period last year. The 64.1 million gallons are the highest volume of orange juice ever purchased in the U.S. during October. Michael Utley writes about agriculture and trade. Beagles with at least two years on the job have a success rate of better than 90 percent. So next time one sits by your feet at Miami International, you'll know you've been nabbed. SEEING GREEN IN ORANGES: Southern Gardens Citrus, a subsidiary of United States Sugar Corp., is planning to expand its fast-growing citrus processing plant in Clewiston. The company, South Florida's largest citrus grower and processor, intends to build two new orange juice extraction lines, bringing its total number of lines to five. When the new lines are in place, the plant will be able to process more than 25 million boxes of oranges per year. date its dog-training efforts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has opened the new National Detector Dog Training Center in Orlando, where all of the beagles used to sniff out prohibited fruits, plants and meat are put through boot camp. The little brown-eyed hounds, affectionately known as the Beagle Brigade, are the nation's first line of defense against crop-destroying pests and diseases such as citrus canker and the Mediterranean fruit fly. The new Orlando center consolidates three regional training facilities, formerly in Miami, New York and San Francisco. Michael Utley After eight weeks of training, the dogs and their human partners are shipped off to 14 of the nation's busiest airports, including Miami, Orlando, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Brent Heldt, the USDA's chief dog trainer, said the Beagle Brigade may expand to Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. "But so far those plans are just in the discussion stage," he said. There are about 45 beagles Life is a game Playh! 3 .. . IT BEGINS HERE... fed mmm programs Business (choice of major) Health CareHealth Sciences Nursing (RN to BSN) Education MIS Behavioral Science Funeral Service (A.S.) Physical Therapy Assistant (A.S.) 4 i I si i- is :t i ti iV S3 tv - -. iff, rrm 11 Criminal Justice (M.S.) Hospitality Administration (M.B.A.) Health Care (M.B.A. & M.S.) Sports & Athletics Administration (M.B.A. & M.S.) Education (ESE & ESOL available) (M.Ed.) International Management (M.B.A.) Accelerated 10 week terms (minimesters also available) Credit available for professional work experience Liberal transfer policy Financial Aid available Convenient and personal academic advising Fully accredited Small classes In-field experienced instructors AikkualGolf 1 I INIEMimUSllll'S A .VA1LAL5LK COMING IN 1998! EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE College of Professional,' -Continuing and Graduate Studies 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 994-0770, Ext 322 800-994-5966 Fax (561) 997-9541 Email: Jt Undergraduate Day Programs also available Atlantis Country Glub "A PREMIER DAILY FEE COURSE SINCE 1972 Located just bthind JFK Hospital off Congress A venue Noviiii(kt 1, 1W to DwenilMT 31, 1998 COME "TEST-DRIVE" OUR COURSE Green Fee Will Be Dedmkd From Membership Rate One of the best draining golf courses in South Florida Q Check here if you want an advising appointment 1 For more information, please mail this coupon. Or call 800-994-5966, ext. 322 Name -J Check here lor day program information V If A ?JLynn Address. University Program ot Interest. Best time to call: College of Professional, Continuing and Graduate Studies ..Phone Number:. 3601 N. Military Trail. Boca Raton, Florida 33431 WP , " .'.if For more information call 561-965-7700 For tee times call 561-968-1300 '-d i Un'Ve'S"y "elcomes aPPlcall0ns hom qualified men and women regardless o! race, religion, age. national origin, or disability J.

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