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i r y y r y r r r -r r r r r r r r r r y r y y r r rr r r r y r t y r ry y t p t y t r r 'r w r r v 6B THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 OltC 111 MILIi OltClllD "J .4.1.12 Task force wants Orchid Acres, Inc. ANNUAL ORCHID SALE December 4-7, 1997 9:00-4:30pm competition for FPL The recommendations in You 're invited to our 3rd annual December Sale at the nursery. Enjoy a great variety of quality ' vandas, dendrobiums, mokaras & I lots more. eluded: Orchid Acres, Inc. 4159 120 Ave.S Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561)795-9190 YP fiYl ! Preparing for deregulation by naming a panel to analyze the Marilyn Home mezzo-soprano with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra Jose Molina conductor MONDAY DEC. 15 8 PM A program of Songs and Opera Arias effects and spell out principles for restructuring the industry. Removing incentives for companies to sell larger amounts Her of electricity such as rate structures that charge less per ea . kilowatt hour as consumption Heve goes up. Changing PSC rules to :" from Samson el Dalila including "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix' make conservation more attrac The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Hereby invites you to a tive to utilities. Including environmenta KRAVIS CENTER nrf . Presents PK , costs and benefits in figuring the effectiveness of conservation MEETING programs. with Roen said FPL supports con servation Droerams. But she said By Mary McLachlin Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH A governor's task force defied the electric power industry Wednesday and recommended moves that would boost competition for Florida Power & Light Co. and other utilities. FPL had told the Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida, in essence, to stay out of the complex maneuvers going on as the state inches toward deregulation of electric utilities. The Public Service Commission and the legislature were studying all the issues, FPL said, and they would provide opportunity for public comment. Some commission members say the PSC is well informed on deregulation but is influenced too much by the utilities. "I urge you to reconsider," Nancy Roen, FPUs environmental relations director, told the task force. "You are setting this situation up for more controversy." But a majority of the panel pushed through recommendations that, if heeded, would force state officials to deal with deregulation and competition sooner. "We have spent dozens of hours arriving at language we are all comfortable with," said John DeGrove of Florida Atlantic University, former head of the Department of Community Affairs. "It's time to act." Limited Remaining Tickets from $20 it has a problem with regulations that would torce the use ot spe (56D832-SHOW Now on Sale at the i Qrtm if u Axnc KRAVIS CENTER BOX OFFICE 1 -(800)-rKAVIS-1 7Q1 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach Senator Bob Graham Senior U.S. Senator from the State of Florida Everything You Ever Wanted To Know From A United States Senator, But Never Had The Opportunity To Ask. Now's Your Chance. December 8, 1997 cific fuels or conservation mea sures or prevent companies from claiming lost revenue due conservation programs. 12:45 p.m. -2:00 p.m. "(They) are not acceptable and were rejected by the PSC during lenethv hearings ... the YOU CAN'T MAIL A HUG BUT 4ft ... A . at the last few years," she said in a letter Harold & Sylvia Kaplan Jewish Community Center Gruber Hall 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach to the commission. If the state wants to encour ft OOUKJT For more information, call 478-0700, ext. 170 V Bnrwv on Ownuly hum age conservation and renewable enerw sources. Roen said, it should pay for them instead of forcing utilities to make custom ers pay for them. The PSC,' an independent agency, doesn t have to act on the task force s recommendations. S 1 P I F15 Y01I CAN SUM) A SQUEEZE! Navel Oranges Mixed with Grapefruit... Sun & Surf. Before you head out, get the beach and 14 busfjel . . .$21.95 i 12 Mel ...5M.95 (S boat conditions, fishing reports, tides and sunburn index. Or, if you have no idea where to head out to, we've got Florida's best recreational options all organized and ready for you to pore over. W W IK. 1, 54b4e1 ..554.95 1 bushel ....140.95; n A a Your window into the Palm Beaches. www.GoPBI.com Financing the battle over the auditorium Two political action committees raised more than $26,000 in their campaigns on the referendum. Alliance for Integrity (opposes referendum) Below is a list of contributions of $1,000 or more received from Oct. 14 to Nov. 28. The group raised a total of $20,341. Contributor Amount :,: William and Anita Finley " . " $1,000 : The McKnight Company Inc. $1,000 International Fine Art Expositions $1,000 Springbrook Commons Ltd., Gatehouse $1,500 Palm Beach Kennel Club $1,000 Related Group of Florida $5,000 Flo-Sun Inc. $5,000 " In-kind contribution Community Coalition for a Better Auditorium Deal (in favor of referendum) From Oct. 1 to Nov. 28, the group raised $6,463. Below are neighborhood associations and some individuals who donated. Contributor Amount sJ. flamingo .arf( pieighborhood Association v k, $100, ... . ,. Citizens' Association of Flagler Drive $250 Z Vedado Neighborhood Association $300 " Southsida Neighborhood Association $100 ,, North Shore Neighborhhod Association $75 Central Park Historic Neighborhood Assn. $202 Westfielcf Neighborhood Association " ,$100 Campaign to Elect Robert Hanna $100 Campaign' to Reelect Al Zucaro Jr. $500 Vivian Brooks $100 GROVE STORE 793-2813 WEST PALM BEACH STORE 832-2940 Mo-FKl(WS!pmSiMpm.Z2C105i'iHw'yBeflcKt:L3340l WiYffffl fire mrireFraril tOLr rota jtkdS NO. 413789 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT IN COMPLIANCE Half of alliance's donations came from outside city DOCKET NO. 97-2-NOI-5038-(A)-(l) BUSINESS Research facts about the competition, growth trends, people in the news. PLEASURE Reviews of vacation spots, automobiles and more. HOME Recipes, health reports, home & garden and other great stuff! One article or a list of published articles shipped to you within 48 hours. Additional articles, only 2 - s4 each. Fax, overnight and rush service available. PostFacts The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the City of West Palm Beach, adopted by urainance ino. yoo-yo on Uctober 6, I yy, IN CUMrLIANLb. pur suant 10 oecnons I0J.JIB4, lOJ.Jlov and I oj.j I By, r.o. The adopted City of West Palm Beach Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the Department's Objections, Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any), are available for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, during normal business hours, at the City of West Palm Beach, City Hall, 200 Second Street, West Research Services from The Palm Beach Post Call or Fax PostFacts Today! (561) 820-4000 Fax (561) 837-8409 Prices stun tit "5. All orders twist be prepaid. S Major credit cards accepted. raim beach, rlorida JJ4U I Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition tor an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination that the Amendment to the City of West Palm Court will hear appeal of ruling Palm Beach Post Staff Report WEST PALM BEACH The 4th District Court of Appeal on Wednesday agreed to hear an expedited appeal of Circuit Judge Ken Marra's ruling that holding a referendum on the sale of Municipal Auditorium is illegal. The Community Coalition for a Better Auditorium Deal, which filed the appeal, has until Wednesday to file a brief. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, which bought the auditorium, and the city will have until Dec. 17 to respond, said a deputy court clerk. tseacn comprehensive flan is In Compliance, as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1) F.S. The petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice, and must include all of the informa PACS From 6B which is negotiating with the city to build houses. A $5,000-poll conducted by Flo-Sun Inc. It has no direct business ties to the city, but felt a referendum would have hurt the city's business image, said Vice President George Dominicis. Giorgio noted that almost half the alliance's money came from outside the city. "I don't consider that to be a broad base of support." But Glenney said businesses with interests in the city are natural donors since they don't want to see future contracts jeopardized. Of the coalition's 30 contributors, seven came from neighborhood associations and about seven more from their leaders. Commissioner Al Zucaro's reelection campaign gave $500 and commission candidates Robert Hanna and Vivian Brooks gave $100 each. Bruce Frey, tion and contents described in Rule 9J-1 1.012(7), F.A.C. The petition must be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community Affairs 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 and a copy mailed or delivered to the local government. Failure to timely file si million Lnil I .:Ll i 1 .1 HI u fjcniiuii jr iuii 1-U113111UIC u vyuivci ui uny nyiM 10 ieaue5i an aammistra-tive Droceedina as a oetitioner under Section 1 20 57 F S If n r;t; is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present eviaence ana resrimony ana rorwara a recommended order to the Uepartment. It no petition is tiled, this Notice of Intent shall become final agency action. If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to intervene in the proceeding. A petition for intervention must be filed at 1 least five (oj days before the final hearing and must include all of the owner of the Bobcats football team gave $1,000. iTmrnrn information and contents described in Kule 6UU-ZU10, F.A.C. A petition for leave to intervene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings, Department of Management Services, 1 230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1550. Failure to petition to intervene mm wirnin rne anowea time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has to request a hearing under Section 120.5, F.S., or to Ex-chairman joined board in '95 panicipate in me administrative hearing. After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is available pursuant to Subsection 163.3 189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected guuii vYiiu ia inuuc u pjiiy iu me (jiuv-ccuimu oy ruing mat request with the administrative law judge assigned by the Division of Administrative Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's riaht ivy ui 1 vjvjiiiii ton unvc iicui 11 iy. -s-Charles G. Paftison, Director Department of Community Affairs Division of Resource Planning and Management 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2 1 00 and board members pleaded for peace. "I am surprised," Geuka said after learning about Newburgh's resignation. "I had no idea he was planning to do that." Newburgh, a lawyer who concentrates on consumer fraud, has served on the housing authority's board since 1995. He was nominated for the position by City Commissioner Al Zucaro, who couldn't be reached Wednesday. Recently, after the incident with Geuka, Newburgh said, "Obviously, it's an extremely difficult job." RESIGN From IB ployee complaints against him. The board three weeks ago unanimously elected Newburgh, who had been vice chairman, to serve as chairman until the term ends in January. At the end of that meeting, board member Amefika Geuka punched and throttled Newburgh after the two exchanged words. Though Newburgh demanded Geuka be thrown off the board and vowed to press criminal charges, the two reconciled after Geuka apologized the next day TVTIten O'clock! tilt kswgf THE TAMPA TRIBUNE 1 PUBLISH: December 4, 1997 I

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