The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 6, 1997 · Page 28
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 28

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2B THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, DECEVBER 6, 1997 s c ' PALM BOCM WTOUCTTVE Lplo20 stones from 56 area communtes at mrm GoPBIctrm. TearTm firmed her story to investiptors. Clark is being Which makes for a more comfortable ride? The electronic air suspension? Or the 795 a month lease? ESS BELLE GLADE City Commissioner D. Bill Mathis came home from the hospital Fridav, a week after the car crash that injured him and his wife, Bartara. Palm Beach County sheriffs deputies said the Mathises were driv ing west through the intersection of Stare Road 80 and Lion Country Safari Road when another car broadsided them. The Mathises car roDed three ernes, and both were taken to local hospitals, authorities said. Bill Mathis said the couple was still recovering Friday from broken ribs and other injuries. Deputies charged the driver of the other car, Patrick Fitz Goldson, 37, of Cooper City, with careless driving. An environmentalist protesting Donald Trump's plan to build a $40 million, 18-hole held at the rxm Ueacn Lounty Jail on $1,000 baiL WEST PALM BEACH Police charged Clarence Newberry, 15, of West Palm Beach on Wednesday with setting off two acid bombs Nov. 24 at the old Roosevelt Middle School, now the Roosevelt Service Center. The first bomb went off just after 7:45 pji in a hallway of the school, 1601 Tamarind Ave, and minutes later the other went off in a recreation room where three counselors and 16 students were only 25 feet away, according to a West Palm Beach police report. Witnesses saw Newberry shaking a soda bottle shortly before the explosion, the report said. He is charged with discharging a destructive device on school property, making a destructive device and aggravated assault PALM BEACH GARDENS Michael Berkhart, who was stabbed four times in the abdomen during a Wednesday night altercation at Moroso Motorsports Park, was in fair condition Thursday at St Mary's Medical Center. Berkhart 18, of 4518 Glen Eagles Drive, suburban Boynton Beach, was one of several men who attacked Charles Head, 21, of 928 Montego Drive, suburban West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County sheriffs Detective Sgt William Springer said. Head tried to escape and stabbed Berkhart in self-defense while he was being kicked and punched, according to witnesses. Springer said. Assault charges are being considered against the men who allegedly battered Head. golf course on land leased from the county was held back by Trurnp's security guards Friday at the course s ground breaking when he approached Trump's limousine, sheriffs officials said. Wil Van Natta, 42, was one of three protesters from the environmental group Palm Beach Greens, who said the area is a wetland and should be protected. Van Natta said he was grabbed by security guards and held on the ground without reason, causing him to scrape his arms and stomach. Sheriff s officials said security guards stopped Van Natta because he y J was on private property and when they told him to stop heading toward Trump, he told them they would have to shoot him. LAKE WORTH Two people have filed 3.1 months to run for city commission seats in the March 10 election. Joe Egry, 52, filed Friday to run for 8 795 first month payment 82.950 down payment 8 0 security deposit 8 0 scheduled maintenance With five height settings, a Range Rover's electronic air suspension system makes for an extraordinarily smooth ride on any terrain. Of course, knowing you can enjoy that ride for only 8795 a month over 33 months, including free scheduled maintenance, is equally comforting. Yoc'll appreciate such features as permanent four-wheel drive, all-terrain four-channel ABS, and a boxed ladder s3.745 due at signing 14-gaugc steel frame. As well as interior amenities like heated front seats, a 3XJ-watt, 12-speaker audio system, and everything else that makes a Range Rover a Range Rover. Keep in mind that this lease offer ends December 31. So stop by. And make yourself comfortable. WEST PALM BEACH Alaina Button, suspected along with her ex-husband in the death of a local man in February, pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges of taking a stolen car across state lines. The FBI said Alaina Button, 29, and her ex-husband, Richard, took a stolen Chevrolet Cavalier to Louisiana; the man last seen driving the car, 44-year-old Robert Bovona, was found dead the same day the Buttons arrived in that state. Blood match-, ing Bovona's was found in the car, and on the walls of the Buttons' Delray Beach apartment, court records show. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Vitunac ordered Alaina Button to remain in jail without bond. The Buttons have not been charged in Bovona's death. Richard Button is in custody in Houston, charged with another ho RANGE ROVER Cotstl 0 OUECHMEE But LEUU AMI DKK HlGHVU Wht PuAl Btvai (o J.M50 micide there, prosecutors said. 'Cfcd by parving Uyic torn lawt queued M n conwwen lord torn Fnrd Wvra In ml rj KMfJ ku ii u4J. L . . Three people were Injured, one of them brxmJeot 10,000 mfapwvw Mo "Wr $37.372 X . appfcabto o. 1250 wmon he t Mhd. no udd l-nV-.nln..k..JjI. seriously, in a head-on collision Friday morning on Whitehorse Drive, west of U.S. 441, sheriffs deputies said. The 6:15 a.m. crash just east of Wellington occurred when a Chevrolet pickup driven by Nicole Martin, 23, of suburban Wel lington, crossed the center line and struck a Nissan four-door driven by Solange Marques, 38, of suburban Wellington, deputies said. Mar tin was treated for head injuries and released from Wellington Regional Medical Center. Mar the District 4 position currently held by Lloyd Clager. David Dale, 35, recently filed for the District 2 position held by Jose Sosa. Egh, a real estate, mortgage and insurance broker, is president of Project Lake Worth and of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 25, and vice president of the Lake Worth Community Development Corp., among other community activities. Dale, a drywall contractor, is also involved in Project Lake Worth, as well as Citizens on Patrol. Commissioners serve two-year terms and are paid about $4,200 annually. JUNO BEACH Town police will conduct a safety and DDI checkpoint on U.S. 1 just south of Donald Ross Road from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 13. Other agencies participating will be Palm Beach County sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol and police from Jupiter, Lake Park, Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach. DELRAY BEACH The city's Community Redevelopment Agency plans to buy a liquor store building as part of its ongoing effort to refurbish West Atlantic Avenue. It will ask the Delray Beach City Commission to approve taking the Westside Liquors building at Atlantic and Northwest Third avenues through eminent domain so it can build new shops, offices and apartments there. The building's owner, Carolyn Cunningham, has agreed to the sale, but has a lease with the liquor store operators. The city wants to officially condemn the property so it doesn't have to honor the lease. A fair price would be determined in eminent-domain negotiations. The commission may consider the plan Tuesday. WEST PALM BEACH The salaries of Sheriff Bob Neumann's executive staff are reasonable in comparison to other sheriffs' offices and similar positions in Palm Beach County government, the county's internal auditor reported Friday. Some sheriffs office employees grumbled when Neumann hired three directors and paid them the same salary as undersheriff, a position Neumann abolished. The audit, requested by Neumann, said the salary range for director is $80,952 to $105,420. The salary range of similar county positions is $73,066 to $118,574, the audit said. The salary range for the sheriffs five assistant directors, $72,168 to $93,996, is also reasonable, the audit said. LANTANA The home of former Lanta-na Mayor Robert A. McDonald has sold for $365,000. The four-bedroom home at 1394 Lands End Road on Hypoluxo Island sold for $34,000 less than the asking price, according to Ocean and Intracoastal Properties, the real-estate company that listed it. The buyer is listed as Donna Szczepanski. McDonald resigned in June after allegedly intercepting a $50,000 donation for the town's firefighters and depositing into his construction business' bank account. lie has been charged with grand theft. McDonald owed $247,000 from two mortgages on the home, according to his Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. ques was flown to St Mary's Medical Center, where she remains in guarded but stable condition in the intensive care unit. Her 16-year-old son also was treated at St Mary's and was released. If you missed it last year, here's your chance to be a part of an unforgettable weekend of tennis! Blue Herod its -6 !2 73 T no 2 -i :i SS iT We' ilf . P I7 O i w Delray Beach Tennis Center 1 p.m. December 6 & 7 For tickets, call 954-491-7115 ii Belvedere Rd'. J 'Southern BlvLi 3t A i L. Forest .HjJI. BlydrJliH! f If "" i? ' ! lake Worth Rd.Q j,w1h I r- .I'.t'l pi I f VAL ! u y t Mill ill ii ii im miliar, nrm-i-i iiiiiriin iirfr.hl f 44I J Lartana Pd;jL. .sLfSf The county's advisory zoning made the following recommendations Friday to the county All votes were 1. THOROUGHBRED LAKES ESTATES: Approved a 77-acre west of State Road 7, north of ! i . ; ? ' ii c if f -i, Boyntaa Boynton e Beaenj i Eeach Blvd. Chris Evert Martina Navratilova ii X i IT 5. Lake Ida Rd. JO'ss Atlantic Ave,;1 untonsvd j .j. .J Clmt Moore Rd. frW Vama'o Rd Boca STAFF GRAPHIC Lantana Road, with 220 zero lot line homes, 116 of which were added through the transfer of development rights program. 2. AUTOMOTIVE FACILITY: Approved con verting 1,300 square feet of a sales and rental facility on Military Trail south of 10th Avenue Cv (Iff I ijrwiiinmii - niiiiiii mi in' uMiimiiija.rtiiiiiiriiunii North to an automotive paint and body shop with 60 parking spaces. Nine people were robbed at a newly opened Denny's Restaurant at 5:50 a.m. Friday by two masked gunmen who demanded cash, hit a cook with the butt of a revolver and fled to a waiting getaway car, a sheriffs detective's report said. The men one armed with a silver revolver and the other with a pistol-grip, double-barrel shotgun made off with about $300 cash, purses, wallets and credit cards from the restaurant at 4541 Hypoluxo Rd. The restaurant opened Tuesday. A third suspect waiting in an 1984 or 1985 dark blue or black Chevrolet four-door Impala parked behind the restaurant drove them away, the report said. BOYNTON BEACH Burglars used a car to crash into the front window of the J.C. Penney store at the Boynton Beach Mall early Friday, Boynton Beach police Sgt. Chris Frey 3. CONGRESS LAKES: Approved 419 mul- TVacy Austin Billie Jean King tifamily units on 72 acres on Sixth Avenue South west of Congress Avenue, with 2.8 acres for recreation and a 1.4-acre civic site. 4. MILITARY-MELALEUCA 7-ELEVFN- Approved a 3,000-square-foot convenience store and cas station with eicht duitids. 22 OTHER STARS INCLUDE: Pam, Evonne, Zina, Rosie, liana, Virginia and many others. Darkine SDaces and a canoDv covering the pumps on the southeast corner of Military Trail ana Melaleuca Lane. said. Several articles of clothing were stolen from the store, at Ml N. Congress Ave., at 5. ADDISON CENTER: AoDroved a 24-hn.ir about 2:30 a.m. Police have no suspects. SPONSORED BY: 0 ETHAN ALLEN" AmGricanAirlinesr Detectives charged Lynden Clark, 26, of Walgreen's pharmacy with a drive-through window, professional offices, and a bank with a drive-through window at the southeast corner of Jog Road and Linton Boulevard. suburban West Palm Beach, with child abuse HOttl I T I tlOM Thursday after his 7-year-old stepdaughter told investigators he whipped her with a belt in October after she got in trouble at Westgate Elementary School for kissing a boy in her unnu muz TheRitzOrotjn class. The child told investigators that her mother and father took turns beating her with the belt Oct. 22 and five days later she still had Waterford crystal tmmmmmmm numerous long welts and bruises on her back, arms and legs, a sheriffs report said. The WOOD BUSINESS PRODUCTS, INC. : child's two sisters ages 9 and 10 con 1

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