The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1997 · Page 191
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 191

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, December 5, 1997
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. i i. THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY. DECEMBER 5, 1997 3B How it happened Pilot believes weather . caused mysterious event PACK UP AND GO You don't have to go far to find great vacation ideas that'll get you packing. Just go to the Travel section in this Sunday s Palm Beach Post. my 'I've flown in the Devil's Triangle many a time, but I've never had anything mysterious happen as other pilots have talked about' WAYNE DORMAN IT WAS EARLY AFTERNOON on Dec. 5, 1945, when five Navy Avenger torpedo bombers took off from the Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station on a two-hour training mission. After flying north to Cat Cay near Bimini, the planes turned around to head home, but ran into stormy weather and were never heard from again. That mystery, combined with other air and ship disappearances in the area, led to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle. Over several centuries, as the story goes, more than 100 ships and planes and 1,000 lives have been lost in the triangle, which runs from Melbourne, Fla., to Bermuda to Puerto Rico and back to Florida. Some scientists believe violent, sudden storms or downward air currents caused the ships and planes to go down, and swift ocean currents swept away the wreckage. Others think the vessels were spirited away by aliens or into some sort of supernatural vortex. Over the past decade, wreckage has been found off Florida's coast that some thought might be part of the Fort Lauderdale planes, but links could never be made. No definitive trace of the Lost Patrol, Flight 19, has ever been found. PILOTS From IB tent. It should be quite interesting," McElhiney said. Dorman, 58, took on the task of rounding up four pilots with World War II-era planes to join him. The five will be flying North America AT-6 trainers, which are replicas similar to the torpedo bombers of the Lost Patrol. Of the 15,000 AT-6s built during the war, only about 400 of the warbirds known as "pilot-makers" for their tricky maneuverability are left. "It's not that easy of an airplane to fly. If the training pilots didn't wash out in that plane, they went on to become fighter pilots and bomber pilots," Dorman said. Dorman, who lives at the Wilis Gliderport off U.S. 441, bought his plane five years ago in Abilene, Texas, and flew it home. Built in 1943, the plane is worth about $125,000. Like others with an interest in Flight 19, Dorman has his own theory. He believes a combination of bad weather and a shortage of fuel led to the disappearance. "I've flown in the Devil's Triangle many a time, but I've never had anything mysterious happen - " l m . . 9 J . , - ' tmk. I gins at 2 p.m. at the airport. Navy Park is under the control tower at the end of Lee Wagener Boulevard. Call (954) 359-4400 for as other pilots have talked about. I can tell you this, bad weather can rip an airplane apart at sea as well as land," he said. The memorial program be f S Retractable Awnings i GUARDIAN GLASS 561-776-49971 t&an wii'i iMii:i 2 DAYS ONLY! nnn nrn save37o saveouTo MISSES. PETITE ft POSITIVELY PLUS HOLIDAY DRESSING Reg 19 99-44 99 saveZ5 ENTIRE STOCK CAPEZI0 HANDBAGS Reg. 39 99. 2 for $30 TEMPTATIONS' SHOES Reg. 21.99-24.99 or 16.99 ea. 20. MENS SP0RTC0ATS. DRESS SLACKS, DRESS SHIRTS ft NECKWEAR Reg 12 99-99 99. 'Excludes S-eil Vitut mtrchindite & SitisiDtll golf lUcks 2 lor S20 MENS ROBERT ALAN SWISS ARMY SHORT or 15.99 ea. T r I 7 f)' Shake-up proposed for Boca The city manager wants to combine community redevelopment offices with code enforcement. By Eliot Weinberg Palm Beach Post Staff Writer ' BOCA RATON City Man- ager Donna Dreska is proposing a major staff shake-up, the big- !gest since a sweeping shuffle shortly after she took over in 1994. . I Under the plan, the Community Redevelopment Agency, which steers downtown development, would be folded into the development services department, Dreska said Thursday. ' -XRA Executive Director Jorge Camejo would take over development services, which oversees planning and zoning, code enforcement, building inspections and public housing. The current director, Sandra : McGinn, would return to supervising the city's community improvement division, which handles public housing. McGinn would focus on the building of the , city's Banyan Place Adult Living Facility, a center for 110 set to : open in November. ' Camejo said he would have no , problem balancing his roles as cheerleader for downtown development and policeman for city- ' wide growth. He said his CRA : duties always required he be an advocate for growth as long as it is proper. Former Councilwoman Esther Dance, who's been a loud ' opponent of both the CRA and , Camejo, disagreed. "You can't play two roles," she said. "It's impossible. You're either going to represent the people or you're going to represent the developer." The planned changes will be introduced at the city council's Dec. 16 meeting and voted on in January. In July 1994, two months after being promoted from assistant city manager, Dreska forced out four department heads and boiled down 12 departments to eight. In other moves, Assistant City Manager Katie Mitchell will leave at year's end to work full time finishing her master's degree at Florida Atlantic University. MISSES ft PETITE SWEATER COATS Reg. 39.99. 29.00 MISSES ft PETITE ACTIVE SETS Reg. 39 99 & 49.99. MENS ROBERT ALAN ft HAGGAR LONG SLEEVE PLAID SHIRTS Reg. 21.99 4 37.99. nnn saveouTo save30 WEST COAST FOOTWEAR Reg. 24 99-39 99 Sale 17.49-27.99. saveZ5o ENTIRE STOCK ANNIE. 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DINNERWARE SETS' Reg. 49.99-89 99 "Excludes ffstawiie S1V3 19.S9 1 hJ IV 30 MISStS, PETITE JUNIOR CORDUROY POSITIVFIY PLUy PANTS ENTIRE STOCK MENS Reg. 34 99. Fror . triaj drese SWEATERS 1 1 aT jf 1 tV'' T OLJTERWEAR e uailment. It 49 99- WEAR 49 99. VI- i n0iM f5 FROM 10 -2 BRING YOUR CAMERA! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH 4:...... " -v -i 8.83 VIRTUAL L1 n 5. PETS ; " Re,. 14 99 H!;;' ,4Y ( Anti-cancer sponge study wins grant By Sally D. Swartz Palm Beach Post Staff Writer FORT PIERCE Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution has received a $1.1 million grant to study the anti-cancer potential of a material scientists here extracted from a deep-sea sponge. U.S. Sen. Connie Mack, R-Fla., a cancer survivor, will present the three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute in ceremonies today at Harbor Branch. The sponge, first collected in 1980 by Shirley Pomponi, head of Harbor Branch's biomedical marine research team, yields a substance called discodermolide. The compound is similar to Taxol, a drug used to treat ovarian and breast cancer, but the Sponge extract appears to be up to 80 times more potent in killing cancer cells including those that have resistance to Taxol. ! Harbor Branch scientists isolated discodermolide from the sponge and patented it in 1990. BEolLLS Open Monday - Saturday 910, Sunday 9-7 Visit our internet site & on-line catalog at: DEPARTME NJL S TO R E LAKE WORTH Woodlake Plaza Lake Worth Road 561-641-7883 ROYAL PALM BEACH Southern Center U.S. Hwy 441 & Southern Blvd. 561-790-1691 PORT ST. LUCIE Town Center 10135 S. U.S. Highway i 561-335-4542 JUPITER Shoppes at Jupiter ? U.S. HWY 1 & INDIATOWN Rd. 5 561-747-4242 STUART Cove Center Cove Roads Federal Hwy 561-223-8205

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