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THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 23 Concert Hall at Mizner Park closer to reality as lease proposed Approval of the plan would allow money-raising to begin. By Diot Weinberg Palm Beach Post Stqff Writer The CRA must approve any subleasing by CHAMP. That's been the balancing act; to make it feasible but with protection along the way so we're not giving away any of our land without benefit," CRA executive director Jorge Camejo said. CHAMP asked for the December vote so the Boca Raton Museum of Art, which believes it can raise $8 million to $9 million for its new home, can apply for a state grant before the year ends and so CHAMP supporters can give donations before the end of BUCAKAIUN urganizers of Concert Hall at Mizner Park submitted a lease proposal Wed- will protect the city and help make the ambitious performing j i i one given to the International Museum of Cartoon Art, would require at least one of the three projects an amphitheater for 5,000, an 1,800-seat performing arts center and the new 40,000-square-foot home of the Boca Raton Museum of Art to have construction money in place within three years. CHAMP would, however, get a two-year extension if it showed it had raised at least half the money needed for the first phase. "(The lease is) what the city insisted upon that we can live with," CHAMP Chairman Charles Siemon said. "There were some provisions we would not have preferred." The lease allows CHAMP to get two more years to raise money for the second step once it has the money for the first phase. If successful, the group would get an additional two years to come up with money for the final phase. arts center a reaiuy. City councU members, sitting as the Community Redevelop the tax year. Mayor Carol Hanson, who ment Agency, will vote on the lease Dec. 15. The panel gave the go-ahead Oct. 14 for the city and CHAMP to draw up the lease. opposes CHAMP, declined com ment until she s read the lease. She still wants to see a citywide referendum. Deputy Mayor Steven Abrams and other council members have said they sup wnAivir esLunaics u iieeus $30 million to $37.5 million to build the center. It would lease the 5.7 acres at the north end of the shopping and entertainment complex for $1 a year for 99 years. The lease, modeled after the ported such a vote only when the original plans called for commer cial facilities. 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The money, which was deposited in a trust fund created by the Miami law firm of Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, will be added to the $25,000 already being offered by Boca Raton police, officials said. A law firm representative would say only that a client asked the firm to set up the trust. John and Heather Grossman were shot Oct. 14 at a traffic light at the Yamato Road and Federal Highway intersection. Anyone with information is asked to call Boca Raton police at (561) 338-1399. SMALL ADS GET READ, TOO Call (561) 820-4300 to advertise. The Palm Beach Post ;: DELRAY BEACH Maria Morales, a leukemia patient seeking a bone marrow donor, has gone into remission after five weeks of chemotherapy at Bethesda Memorial Hospi-'' tal, tests showed Tuesday night. "I'm so happy. My spirits are up again," she said. Now that she's in remission, doctors said a transplant within a month could save her life. Morales, 19, who has B-positive blood, is seeking "an angel out there" whose marrow matches hers. She is of Mexican descent, and a match likely would be found in a Hispanic donor, doctors said. Blood and bone marrow test drives were held this week and will continue Friday and next week. For information, call the Palm Beach Blood Bank at (561) 845-2323. Youngsters and their parents can ride a real train to visit Santa Claus and his helpers this year. Tri-Rail will have Santa Claus at its Deerfield Beach station Friday evening and again Dec. 12 and 19 to greet kids and pose for photos. Elves will pass out hats, stickers and candy canes. Palm Beach County children can catch a train that leaves Mangonia Park at 5:32 p.m., with stops in between, and arrives in Deerfield Beach at 6:19 p.m. The return train leaves Deerfield at 6:52 p.m. and arrives in Mangonia Park at 7:41 p.m. Round- trip tickets are $3 for adults, $1.50 for kids aged 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. 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A dozen artists were denied permission to show their work in West Palm Beach when too many applications were received. Kravetz said Lake Worth would give them a half-price deal, reducing the nightly fee from $50 to $25, to exhibit at Evening on the Avenues, a somewhat regular art and music festival Friday nights downtown. "Since (Mayor) Nancy (Graham) threw them out, we'll be happy to accept them," Kravetz said. The next Evening on the Avenues, Dec. 12, will include a ceremony to light a Christmas tree at the city hall annex. Lisa Ocker Sale Stalls WEST PALM BEACH Circuit Judge Virginia , Gay Broome refused to set bond for Misti Ehr- ' , lien, 21, charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Ehrlich tearfully testified Wednesday that she wanted to get out of jail and support her 4-year-old son, who now lives with Ehrlich's mother. 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He received $47,000 from the CRA for facade improvements after using his savings to buy the 1940s building. He operates the His and Her Hair Creations salon there and rents to Clay Wideman owns property on West Atlantic Avenue. By Kristin Vaughan and Alexandra Navarro Clifton Palm Beach Post Staff Writers 'A Palm Beach County company sued Delray Beach redevelopment activist Clay Wideman on Wednesday, seeking more than $232,000 in overdue mortgage payments and late fees for property Wideman owns on West Atlantic Avenue. Windsor Village Inc. is seek 655-241 1 179 Bradley Place 2 Blocks north of Publix Monday-Saturday 9:30-5:30 (Reg. Hours) Directions: 1-95 to Okeechobee Blvd. East. Qo over bridge into Palm Ceacfi. Turn left at 1st light -Coconut Row. Qo north 1 116 miles. The name of the street will change to Bradley, 1 79 will be on the right. Free parking on the street and in the rear of the. store. '