The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1997 · Page 196
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 196

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, December 5, 1997
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THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1997 MSL Pilots to honor the Lost Patrol with fly-by salute ITT 1 njfofir.iiiiilnil gle. During the program, Dorman, West Palm Beach pilot Scott Groh and three buddies from Ocala will pass over Navy Park, on the west side tion 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 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. "I would hope that someday someone could recover those airplanes. Whether they do or not, I don't know." The memorial program begins at 2 p.m. at the airport Navy Park is under the control tower at the end of Lee Wagener Boulevard. Call the historical association at (954) 359-4400 for doing," he said. The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Historical Association conducts an event each year to remember Flight 19 and other servicemen who died in combat This is the first year the fly-by was added as a special honor, said President Allan McElhiney. They're going to be in a location when they fly where the people will be able to see them without leaving the 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 AT6 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 Willis 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 combina The disappearance of the patrol 52 years ago popularized the Bermuda Triangle. By Chuck McGinness Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Wayne Dorman was 6 when a squadron of five World War II torpedo bombers flew east from Fort Lauderdale on a training exercise, never to be heard from again. Today, Dorman, a suburban Boynton Beach pilot, will take part in a memorial fly-by ceremony for the 14 crewmen of the Lost Patrol, whose disappearance 52 years ago popularized the mystery of the Bermuda Trian- Dorman of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, in the "missing man" formation the traditional aviator salute to a fallen comrade. "I'm sure I'll have some emotional feelings about it That will be short-lived because I'll be flying and I have to watch what I'm Boynton store heist try is foiled By Lyda Longa Palm Beach Post Staff Writer BOYNTON BEACH AnnasonVilce got an unexpected greeting Thursday when he showed up for his first day of work at the Service Merchandise on Congress Avenue. From a robber on a rope An armed robber on a rope. Boynton Beach police praised the 22-year-old Vilce on Thursday for sticking by a fellow employee when the wannabe robber pulled a gun on the pair as they arrived at work around 5 a.m. . Vilce and the other Service Merchandise employee, Daniel Castranova, 34, walked in to find the intruder lowering himself into the store, Boynton Beach Detective Ray Schilke said. The man, armed with a small handgun and wearing a ski mask, a dark, long-sleeved sweat shirt and stained jeans, told Vilce and Castranova he was waiting for employees to arrive because he knew the store's alarm had motion detectors. The intruder, between 19 and 25 years old, ordered the employees to open the safe. When the pair told him they didn't have the combination, the man told Castranova to wait in the bathroom. He made Vilce stay and look out for other arriving employees who might know the combination. After several minutes passed and no other employees showed up at the store at 1775 N. Congress Ave., the man told Vilce to go with Castranova. He then left the store empty-handed, Schilke said. "I commend Vilce," Schilke said. This was his very first day on the job. He had several opportunities to run from the store to save himself because the suspect asked him to check the doors a few times to see if other people were coming. But he chose to stay because he was worried about Castranova." I-; :yMtfp!T7rn 1 : . ? - If- 1 ilWr' fi -v i ' til 4 W I far Ay ' y P C rZ NVS y, ill ' ' ' V ' ' ' Obituaries You Can Wrap Up The Largest Coverage Area In The Southeast This Season. . Just Be Sure To Buy Plenty Of Paper. When you give someone wireless service from BellSouth Mobility, you're giving more than a cellular phone. You're really giving our entire coverage area. The largest coverage area in the Southeast. And right now we're offering great holiday packages that make giving it easier than ever. Of course, you don't really have to vviap up all that coverage area. But if you do, we suggest buying lots of paper and getting started early. 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He left the group two years ago to go into practice with a son and daughter, who are also attorneys. Dean Baker, professor ANN ARBOR, Mich. Dean Craven Baker, a former University of Michigan journalism professor who received acclaim for his study of media coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died Nov. 28, his 84th birthday. Mr. Baker taught journalism for 36 years and served as assistant dean of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. After an exhaustive study of stories reported by 143 newspapers in 50 states, Mr. Baker reported his findings on Nov. 17, 1964. Although he found some examples of shoddy reporting, he concluded the majority of the newspapers he studied had done a good job of covering the events surrounding Kennedy's slaying. Beach Boys' mother LOS ANGELES Audree Neva Wilson, mother of three founding members of the Beach Boys, died from heart and kidney failure. She was 80. 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