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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 25

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v v w c s w THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1997 3B Obituaries Martin ends suit, not fight over land Ex-Boca fire chief D. Andrews """ " a;. ; ' T"" - : - I 1 afiM n & The Sartorys would have celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary next month. Kim Love Sartory died Sunday afternoon after a car crash in north Florida. Kim L. Sartory dies after car crash By Stephanie Desmon Palm Beach Post Staff Writer STUART Martin County on Monday dropped its court fight to keep hundreds of acres of land from being annexed by the city of Stuart. But the county isn't giving up on that property. County Attorney Gary Oldehoff said the county is simply focusing its resources and efforts on another avenue of fighting the takeover: the state's Department of Administrative Hearings. Owners of more than 1,000 acres of privately owned county land mostly vacant have asked to join the city in recent months. It could be easier for many of the owners to develop their property since the city has less stringent policies about traffic congestion and protection of wetlands. The dismissal of the court case came as a surprise both to city officials and at least one county commissioner. "They sure as hell didn't ask me," said Commissioner Dennis Armstrong, one of two commissioners who opposes fighting the annexations. Commissioners discussed the case on Nov. 4 at an executive session. Oldehoff said he was given direction at that meeting to dismiss the court action, but emphasized there was no vote on the subject. According to Florida's Sunshine Law, topics discussed during executive sessions should be con fined to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions related to litiga- 1 1 tion expenditures. ! ; "Our position is they're not ; supposed to be making any final ; ' decisions on anything in these ; ! executive sessions," said Miami ' ! lawyer Ed Mullins, who repre- : sented The Palm Beach Post in a ; lawsuit this year that accused ; county commissioners of violating ; ! the Sunshine Law by taking action ; ! in the closed-door sessions. j ', The county settled the lawsuit ' in part by agreeing to a consent ', J order, which requires them to con- 'j elude litigation in properly noticed public hearings. But Oldehoff said, Monday that no public announce- ment of a decision to drop the ! annexation suit was necessary. Meanwhile, Armstrong said he ; isn't even sure why the county dropped the suit. He was at the ' executive session and said dis- ', missal was not discussed as an 't option. The other four commissioners ; could not be reached for comment ' j Monday evening. Stuart City At- ' ' torney Carl Coffin said called the ! dismissal "good news," but said ' ', dismissal of the appeal to the state ' ; would have been "terrific news." ; The appeal revolves around ; three themes: that the city did not j fully discuss its plans with the . ! county, that the city would be I creating urban sprawl by gobbling j ; up property as far north as Jensen ; Beach Boulevard and that the city ' ; would add to the county's traffic ' crunch since its road rules aren't as strict as the county's. ' ! By Eliot Weinberg Palm Beach Post Staff Writer I BOCA RATON Daniel M. Andrews, the city's fire chief from 1965 to 1976, has died at age 79. Mr. Andrews died Saturday at Boca Raton Community Hospital, Fire Chief Kerry Koen said Monday. Mr. Andrews, who grew up in New York, was stationed during World War II at Boca Raton Army Air Field, now Boca Raton Municipal Airport, and Florida Atlantic University. He returned in the early 1950s and joined the fire department "The city was a far different place at the time, far smaller (and) sleepier," said Assistant Chief Jphn Eddinger, who was hired by Mr. Andrews in 1972. At the time, the department had a force of 35; By the time Mr. Andrews retired it tyas up to 80. The department now has 160. J It was Mr. Andrews who introduced paramedics; before that, a private ambulance company and fyneral homes provided those services. "It added a whole different dimension," Eddinger said. Mr. Andrews is survived by tjis wife, Mary, and his sister, Anna DeGennaro of Coram, N.Y. Services will be at 9:30 this morning at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Deerfield Beach. By Monika Gonzalez Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Kim Love Sartory, a former bank executive and wife of businessman Larry Sartory, died Sunday afternoon in the Florida Panhandle. She was 41. Mrs. Sartory was northbound on U.S. 231 in Cottondale Sunday when she struck a car stopped at a light at the intersection of U.S. 90, Cottondale Police Chief William Watford said Monday. The incident was minor. But while a patrolman was talking to the drivers, Mrs. Sartory began complaining of neck pain. She went into cardiac arrest on the way to a hospital, Watford said. He added that it was not known whether the incident caused the heart attack. Mrs. Sartory was on her way to Milan, Tenn., to visit her mother and her ailing grandmother. The Sartorys would have celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary next month, said Larry Sar- tory's daughter, attorney Wendy Sartory Link. Kim Sartory met Larry Sartory chairman of the advertising and public relations firm Sartory Mathis Beedle and former president of Palm Beach Newspapers Inc., publisher of The Palm Beach Post while she was serving as a vice president for First American Bank. She also was a vice president at Admiralty Bank until about five years ago, when she became the advertising agency's controller. Mrs. Sartory was a former board member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and was the treasurer of the Palm Beach Area Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America, where she had served as a president. "She was irreverent," Link said. "She had a fun time poking fun." A memorial service will be held Thursday at Quattlebaum-Holleman Burse Funeral Home, 1201 Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. S. Grappelli, rench jazz Violinist, 89 a highly-skilled, eminently qualified professional who's probably been with Northern Trust for years. rflheres never been a better time for you JL topU'k (I h'tter bank. 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Having begun his musical career at 15, Mr. Grappelli tirelessly performed into the 1990s, recording more than 100 albums. He died of complications after undergoing a hernia operation several days earlier, and. only months after giving his last concert, said his manager, Michel Chouanard. Mr. Grappelli played or recorded with dozens of jazz greats, including Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Michel Legrand, Louis Bell-son, McCoy Tyner, Quincy Jones, Earl Hines, Larry Coryell, Bill Coleman, Hank Jones, Gary Burton, classical violinist Yehudi Me-nuhin, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and blue-grass mandolinist David Grisman. The son of a philosophy professor, he started his career as a pianist for silent films. After stints playing sax, accordion and drums, "I chose the violin because there is not too much competition," he once said. "Some are very good but there aren't a lot, like saxophonists." 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