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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 59

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2C THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 c Switch won't change requirements 14? PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www. G0PBI.comY0urT0wn V0-TECH From 1C when won't be made until spring. Some of the 6,000 adults now enrolled full time in the classes fear they'll no longer be able to attend the centers because the school district intends to turn a new state law governing adult vocational education and would create needed space for more high school students, she said. The new law requires that all state money for adult vocational education be put into one pot. Until now, the money was given separately to the K-12 and community college systems. The plan calls for the college to begin offering some of the courses this fall at one or more of its four campuses in Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton and Belle Glade. The school district also plans to transfer to the college most of the so-called supplemental programs offered by the tech centers. The new law won't have the same impact in the 26 counties where a community college already runs the tech centers, as Indian River Community College does in the four counties it serves. So far, the Palm Beach County School District and PBCC officials have worked well together. Of the five school districts and community colleges planning a similar transfer, the two in Palm Beach County have probably made the most progress, agreed Larry Coup, director of adult, vocational and community education for the school district, and PBCC central campus Provost John Schmie-derer, both of whom are on the transition team. That could change, however, when it comes time to make hard decisions. "The devil is in the details," Kowal has said. For instance, district officials want only high school students to attend the tech centers during the day. PBCC officials see no reason day classes can't be mixed. The amount of tech center space given to the college in the evenings also could be an issue. The transition team has decided that in general the first programs transferred to the college will be those that require the least equipment (such as business and computer training) and those that mesh with programs already existing at the college . Equipment-intensive programs like those for auto technicians and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) will take longer to move. The school district will need the equipment for its day classes, but the college probably will use it at night. Then, college officials have to find classroom space. Gallon went to Tallahassee last Tuesday to lobby for more construction money. The district and the college hope the legislature will make Palm Beach County a pilot program for the state, giving PBCC the money it needs for buildings and equipment. "We need to say to the legislature, Tf we're willing to develop a trained work force, you're going to have to invest in it,' " Coup said. them into comprehensive vocational high schools. That will be true for some students but not for others. The centers in Riviera Beach, Boynton Beach and Belle Glade probably will offer some evening adult courses, for the next few years. Among other fears, expressed in letters and calls to the school district, the college, the county and newspapers: The college will charge adult vocational students much more than the school district does now. That's true, but misleading. Actually, the college presently charges less than the school district: 49 cents for each hour spent in class, compared with the 80 cents per hour charged by the school district. However, a new Florida law requires that, starting July 1, all school districts and community colleges charge the same amount. This is expected to raise fees for vocational classes to about $1.30 per class hour. Many adults won't be able WEST PALM BEACH Dr. David J. Reddick, who practiced medicine in the Glades and lived in Royal Palm Beach, will not get his state medical license back, the Florida Board of Medicine decided Saturday. Reddick's license was suspended in 1993 after he failed to show up for a drug-treatment program for his crack cocaine addiction, according to a state report. Reddick, who was a doctor at Everglades Regional Medical Center in Pahokee, requested in writing a hearing on his reinstatement Sept. 29 but later verbally asked that his request be withdrawn. But because he never made the withdrawal in writing, the board voted on the request Saturday during its meeting in West Palm Beach. The board denied the request after Dr. Roger Goetz testified that Reddick wasn't ready to return to his practice. Goetz, director of the state health department's physicians recovery network, said Reddick, who is in New York, has never successfully completed a treatment program. Reddick was not at the meeting. WEST PALM BEACH The city on Saturday re-opened Northwood's Gettler Park after a $104,000 renovation. "I don't even think you were aware the water was there before," said resident Katherine Clarke, who gathered with 20 others at the ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Nancy Graham. The park, at 4560 Poinsetta Ave., is nestled between the Palm Beach Maritime Museum and the Palm Beach Sailing Club. It was originally dedicated in 1965 to community activist and 48th Street resident George Gettler. The money was used to add benches, trash cans, lighting and irrigation, as well as a path that leads down to the sand and Intracoastal Waterway. Commissioners Jeff Koons and Howard Warshauer also came to the see the renovations, which were paid for partly by the city's Utilities Department. "The park used to tell you to stay out," Graham said. Now, "it's a beautiful oasis." days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7. Construction continues on the Royal Park (middle) Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway connecting Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach and Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, and from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday for mechanical repairs. Also, a lane will be closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the installation of light poles. The project is expected to be completed by the end of December. The nearest alternate routes are the Flagler Bridge to the north and the Southern Boulevard Bridge to the south. 8. A lane remains closed in both directions at all times on Military Trail from Summit Boulevard south to Forest Hill Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Completion of this repaying project, from Southern Boulevard south to Forest Hill, is expected by fall 1998. 9. The right lane of Summit Boulevard at 1-95 in West Palm Beach will be closed in each direction through Jan. 14 as Florida Department of Transportation employees work under the 1-95 bridge. 10. Construction continues on 1-95 between Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach and Hypoluxo Road. A lane in each direction will be closed between Southern and Forest Hill boulevards tonight through Thursday from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. the next morning. This 7-mile section is being repaved. Also, outside lanes are being added between Southern and Forest Hill boulevards and Lantana and Hypoluxo roads, and sound barriers are being added in these two areas. Completion of this $12.2 million project is expected in early 1999. 11. A lane remains closed in both directions at all times on Military Trail from Forest Hill Boulevard in West Palm Beach south to Lake Worth Road in suburban Lake Worth through December. Improvements include drainage repairs, closing median openings, adding sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of the road and repaying. Completion is expected by fall 1998. 12. Construction continues on LakeLucerne avenues and Lake Worth Road from west of 1-95 to M Street in Lake Worth. Improvements include adding a traffic separator on Lake Worth Road, drainage, repaying, brick pavers and landscaping. Completion is expected DAILY W RE PORTS ON SPORT! 5 to enroll because they don't have high school degrees. That's not true. The entrance requirements will remain the same. B The college will drop some vocational programs, leaving current students with no way to complete them. Not true. All current students will be given time to complete programs. B Many tech center teachers will lose their jobs because they don't have master's degrees, which are required of college teachers. Not true. The state certificate that qualifies vocational teachers in the school district will be accepted by the college. Kowal proposed transferring the approximately three dozen programs to the college two months ago. That would be the most efficient way to comply with of All Sorts X it BOYNTON BEACH Police were still looking Saturday for Jean E. Henricy, who police say shot nurse Tiffany Arnold on Friday at Heartland Health Care Center, 3600 Old Boynton Road. Police say Henricy, 41, was angry because he had been fired from his job at the nursing home. Police said they believe Henricy may try to flee to Haiti. His last known address was 16 South C St. in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach police Sgt. Chris Frey said. Meanwhile, Arnold, 23, of Riviera Beach, remained in serious condition Saturday at Delray Medical Center, hospital officials said. Arnold was shot four times in the chest and arms. For Convenient Home Delivery, Call 930-POST. Dy me ena 01 December. 13. Federal Highway remains closed to through traffic from 3rd Avenue North southward to 11th Street South in Lake MARTIN COUNTY Indiantown Rd ;. , Jupiter jl Donald Ross Rd .'. ..... .,. w. n ..,..( , ; n pga Blvd. (710 L ir- Northlake Blvd. " " JMiJijrli -, 1 '. - si d J Blue Heron Blvd. 31 Sane $3 to 'A a url Jo ive s m 9 a yw. 1. The final phase of construction of a four-lane divided road continues on Indiantown Road from 130th Avenue North to Florida's Turnpike. On Monday, two-way traffic will be switched from the south side of the median between Winterhawk Trail and 130th Avenue to the north side of the median. Traffic will remain on the north Worth, but is open to local traffic. Improvements include reconstruction of Federal and the addition of drainage, decorative street lights and sidewalks. Completion is expected during summer 1998. 14. Several roads will be closed Tuesday for Lantana's annual holiday parade. East Ocean Avenue between Atlantic Drive and A1A will be closed at 4:30 p.m., and the entire street from U.S. 1 to A1A will close at 6:45. At 7 p.m., U.S. 1 will be closed from Lantana Road to Hypoluxo Road. Also, the Ocean Avenue Bridge over the Intracoastal will be closed from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Westgate Avenue from Military Trail to Congress Avenue in suburban West Palm Beach remains under construction. A two-lane road is being widened to a five-lane roadway, and two-way traffic is being maintained on temporary pavement. All lanes are open at the intersection of 10th Avenue North and Congress Avenue in Palm Springs. However, periodic closures may occur as construction is completed. Lane closures are expected weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for intersection improvements at Lantana Road and State Road 7, west of Lantana. B The southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Broward County will be closed from 10 a.m. until noon today because of "Sun Run," a ride by motorcyclists who are raising money for the needy. The lanes will be closed between Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach and Interstate 595 in Fort Lauderdale. T3 E Si l! S U I'M Okeechobee : Blvd. vresi u Palm .;. Beach i Belvedere M. j n SouthertlBlvdJ On Every Carpet In Every Store and Spruce Up Your Home For The Holidays The lowest price guaranteed, free installation over heavy pad and 6 months interest free financing 'Summit Blvdj HilLBNcL- m Lake Worth fid.. lLake i Worth 01 tt Lantana Rd. mi 23 Hypoluxo Rd.i toifatohThBiB JR1IJML, JEW ffiiTilffff NYLON MOHAWK SPECIAL PLUSH tf. SCULPTURE NO FOOTPRINT was was FilOHQCUTURA WAS WAS st S7? $i!s9 ksss SHfieo $Hf)sa U SQ.YD. SQVD Qfffifll! iitiHsQ.YD. OL-3SQYD INST At FP WMFAW PAD INSTALLED WHf AW PAD INSTALLED MIJ INSTALLFD WHFAW PAD 'NSTAIIFD WHFAW PAD POPULAR THICK DUPONT BBPOMT HEAVY INSTAI I FD WHFAW PAD INSIAl I FD WHFAW PAD SQ.FT. INSTAI I FD WHFAW PAD INSTAH FDVWHFAW PAD 21 Leonard Gerrod Frederick is wanted for violation of probation on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft rantsswsrri M mi TiTi Funk wnHi Rvtsi Installation Steps Furniture Moving Measuring Heavy Pad Stays Beautiful Year after year "Trademark for carpet warranteed by Dupont tested and warranted by Dupont 10 yr. Texture Retention Warranty side in this area until the south side is complete. Periodic closures may occur. 2. Construction continues on Indiantown Road and bridge from Alternate A1A eastward across the Intracoastal Waterway to east of U.S. 1 in Jupiter. Two of the four lanes on the bridge will be closed from Wednesday evening until noon Thursday. The north side of a new six-lane bridge is under construction, and additional turn lanes are being built at the U.S. 1 intersection. The north side of the bridge is expected to open in fall 1998. 3. State Road A1A in Juno Beach between Donald Ross Road and Marcinski Road will be closed at all times until Friday at 5 p.m. Pile driving for the new pier is under way. Traffic will be detoured via Donald Ross Road, U.S. 1 and Marcinski Road. From Marcinski Road north to Indiantown Road in Jupiter, expect periodic lane closures for construction of bike lanes, sidewalks, curbed street parking and landscaping improvements. 4. The existing two-lane road is being widened to a four-lane divided roadway on Donald Ross Road from Prosperity Farms Road in Palm Beach Gardens to U.S. 1 in Juno Beach. Motorists may experience periodic lane closures because of trucks entering the highway. 5. Northbound traffic on Interstate 95 on the overpass above Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens will be restricted to one lane from 11 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday, and from 11 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. The overpass will be repaired. If repairs can't be completed Tuesday, the closure will resume from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday. 6. The widening of Community Drive from Military Trail to Village Boulevard in West Palm Beach will force periodic closures week A ,F (MPITOL Frederick auto, cocaine possession and marijuana possession. He was born on Oct. 19, 1976, and has black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5-feet-8 and weighs 170 pounds. He has a scar on his back and left wrist. His last known address is 1413 N. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach. Humberto Montero is wanted for failure to appear on felony charges of reckless driving, grand theft auto, burglary and fleeing. He was born on May 16, I960, and has gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5-feet-8 and weighs 179 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right arm. He was an auto mechanic, and his last known address is 1755 Forest Hill Blvd., Apt. l&RPET&TILF AND WOOD With the lowest prices and best service., why would you buy from anyone else?" s I 32, West Palm Beach. The fugitives who aooear Montero "Family owned and operated for over 12 years" Store Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM 8:00 PM Sot: 9:30 AM- 6:00 PM Sun: 11:00AM- 5:00 PM here are wanted as of Dec. 2. If you have information on either of them, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-8477. You can remain anonymous and can receive a cash award of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property. WAC interest may accrue from date of purchase. See store for details. 4- 4- l.A ; ' ,- -"iAt jtVi jflrn ft ifajff..jfi1jlTti ltr.ui imdtr.irWi Ajll iH,..B ilr.iMl IMf 1 4t " -t n m in I

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