The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 4, 1997 · Page 172
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 172

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68 THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 w S OlfcC 111 l MJUL.13 OICC Him Orchid Acres, Inc. ANNUAL ORCHID SALE December 4-7, 1997 9:00-4:30pm 5 ,1 Task force wants competition for FPL The Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida is pushing for the state to deregulate the electric power industry quickly. You 're invited to our 3rd annual December Sale at the nursery. Enjoy a great variety of quality vandas, dendrobiwns, mokaras & I lots more. Orchid Acres, Inc. 4159 120 Ave.S Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561)795-9190 Marilyn Home mezzo-soprano with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra Jose Molina conductor MONDAY ' DEC. 15 8 FM Hev Het A program of Songs and Opera including "Mon coeur s'ouvre a KRAVIS ta Arias voix" from Samson et Dalila CENTER The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County . Hereby invites you to a 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 cautiously and deliberately, FPL said, and they would provide plenty of opportunity for public comment Some commission members say the PSC is well informed on deregulation but is influenced too much by the utilities, which have defeated bills promoting it in the MEETING with Senator Bob Graham Limited Remaining Tickets from $20 f561i 832-SHOW Now on Sale at the ,Vinci KRAVIS CENTER BOX OFFICE l-(800)-KRAVIS-l ?01 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach 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, T997 12:45 p.m. -2:00 p.m. at the gffm Harold 4 Sylvia Kaplan Jewish Community Center yf Gruber Hall YOU CAN'T 5IAIL A HUG BUT industry. H Removing incentives for companies to sell larger amounts of electricity such as sliding rate structures that charge less per kilowatt hour as consumption goes up. Changing PSC rules to make conservation more attractive to utilities. Including environmental costs and benefits in figuring the effectiveness of energy conservation programs. Roen said FPL supports conservation programs and the concept of renewable sources such as solar energy. But she said it has a problem with regulations that would force- the use of specific fuels or conservation measures or prevent companies from claiming lost revenue due to conservation programs. "(They) are not acceptable and were rejected by the PSC during lengthy hearings on the issue during the last few years," she said in a letter to the commission. If the state wants to encourage conservation and renewable energy sources, Roen said, it should pay for them directly instead of forcing utility companies to make customers pay for them. The PSC is an independent agency and doesn't have to act on the task force's recommendations. The 47-member panel, appointed in 1994, studies all types of issues related to South Florida and recommends actions to the governor's office, which forwards them to agencies and the legislature. Its most significant recommendations have been incorporated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a plan to retool the region's 1,400-mile canal and reservoir water system. its , ' fZm 3151 N. Military UMHII For more information, BityngOuOmmtiyHmi i Sun & Surf. liHiill'i Him"' YOU CAN SEND A SQUEEZE! Navel Oranges Mixed with Grapefruit.:. past two legislative sessions. "I urge you to reconsider," t y Nancy Roen, environmental relations director for FPL, 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." -The recommendations included: Preparing for deregulation by naming a special panel to analyze the effects and spell out principles for restructuring the Pine Crest students to be tested for TB I 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. Mi RUKN 171 as lZPU6nei ...yaw 34 bushel ..534.95 I busljel . . . .540.9 I mill ' t Your window into the Palm Beaches. GROVE STORE 793-2813 WEST PALM BEACH STORE 832-2940 ; By Matt Reed Palm beach Post Staff Writer tBOCA RATON Preschool I and kindergarten students at The Pine Crest School will be tested for tuberculosis because a cafeteria worker was diagnosed with the disease. (The school asked for parents' consent for the tests in letters sent home with students Wednesday. The free tests will be done at the school by the Palm Beach County Health Department, but parents have the option of i consulting family doctors, Headmaster DeHaven Fleming said. "We're only going to be testing a small percentage of our students on the advice of the health department," Fleming said. But he urged all parents to have their children tested for exposure to TB. ' i' There have been no reports of Pine Crest students with TB, and other cafeteria workers already were screened for the disease. But caution calls for the testing, '.A 1 Ul J L i TV- 4. Trail, West Palm Beach call 478-0700, ext. 170 F15 Before you head out, get the beach and run 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 s2 - s4 each. Fax, overnight and rush service available. U- IT. Y's - ;MS 1 I TtN O'CLOCK T M W J i inn wj.'IH mmw MM St a t r f fm j oetition is timelv filed 'miB !! AWNfT 19 I ;:?::-:; ;r;,;T NO. 413789 j; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT IN COMPLIANCE DOCKET NO. 97-2-NOI-5038-(A)-(l) The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the City of West Palm Beach, adopted by Ordinance No. 2966-96 on October 6, 1997, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3 187 and 163.3189, F.S. 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 Palm Beach, Florida 33401 , Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition for an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination that the Amendment to the City of West Palm Beach Comprehensive Plan 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 information 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 q copy mailed or delivered to the local government. Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute a waiver of any right to request an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under Section 1 20.57, F.S. If a petition is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present evidence and testimony and forward a recommended order to the Department. If no petition is filed, 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 least five (5) days before the final hearing and must include all of the information and contents described in Rule 60Q-2.010, F.A.C. A petition for leave to intervene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative Hearinns. Derx-irtment of Manaaement Services. 1 230 Annlnrliaa Part saiu ncaiui ucjjcu uucm f ucviui I Jean Malecki. Tuberculosis facts Symptoms: TB has an incubation period of 4 to 12 weeks. After that, symptoms may include weakness, coughing, fever, chills and excessive saliva pro-eduction; The lung disease , can be confused with a common cold. B Spread: Tuberculosis bac- : teria spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or laughs. People can catch the disease by inhaling moist air or eating food contaminated by the infected person. Testing: Typically, a nurse injects a small solution under the forearm skin, which will produce a skin reaction within days if the subject has contracted TB. Treatment The bacterial disease is curable with drugs. Pine Crest children who test positive will re-. ceive medication, a chest X-ray and further tests. will begin testing about 40 to 50 preschool children Tuesday, with some results expected Thursday. Another 40 to 50 students probably will be tested by private doctors, Fleming said. The private school, at 2700 St. Andrews Blvd., has about 880 students. Symptoms of TB include coughing, fever and chills. It typically has an incubation period ranging from one to three months. It can be confused with the common cold, experts say. Health workers test for exposure to the disease by injecting a solution under the skin of a forearm, then checking for a skin reaction within two or three days. Tuberculosis most often can be cured with drugs, but it can be difficult to treat in people with weak immune systems. 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." r 1 m "' v i&Jm Beach Post PostFacts Research Services from The Palm Beach Post Call or Fax PostFacts Today! (561) 820-4000 Fax (561) 837-8409 s Prices stmt at VT, 8 All orders tntist be prepaid. Major credit cards accepted. THE TAMPA TRIBUNE mm m H l lit a c ia a l ion., uui rii, vr it. ao minimal," Dr. Malecki said Wednesday. - Tuberculosis is a bacterial lung disease that can be spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or laughs. Bacteria travel in moist air or on food exposed to the infected person. The sick employee worked at Pine Crest for about a week in September, cleaning tables and floors before preschool and kindergarten students arrived for the first shift of lunch. The worker is recovering after seeking medical treatment. He has not returned to the school, Fleming said. Health department staffers way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1550. Failure to petition to intervene, witnin the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has to request a hearing under Section 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the administrative hearing. Ex-chairman joined board in '95 After an administrative hearina available pursuant to Subsection 163.3 189(3)(a), F.S.. to any affected person who is made a party to the proceeding by filing that request with the administrative law judge assigned by the Division of Administrative Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right-to an administrative hearing. . ; 1 1 -s-Charles G. Pattison, Director ; ; Department of Community Affairs i Division ot Resource Planning and Management 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100 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 lifter the two exchanged words. ; 1 Though Newburgh demand- ed Geuka be thrown off the board and vowed to press criminal , charges, the two reconciled after Geuka apologized the next day PUBLISH: December 4, 1997 S3 1 .JtjX!!? .,!t

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