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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 1078

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 7, 1997
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2C THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 Switch won't change requirements ijg PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www. GoPBI.comYonrTown VO-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 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: fl 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 sound barriers are being added in these two areas. Completion of this $12.2 million project is expected in early 1999. 2. 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, repaving, brick pavers and landscaping. Completion is expected by the end of December. 3. Federal Highway remains closed to through traffic from 3rd Avenue North southward to 11th Street South in Lake 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. 4. Several roads will be closed Tuesday for Lantana's annual holiday parade. East 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, 'If we're willing to develop a trained work force, you're going to have to invest in it,' " Coup said. LANTANA Several roads will be closed Tuesday for the town's annual holiday parade. The parade, which begins at 7 p.m., will travel from East Ocean Avenue to U.S. 1, turn south and end at the Kmart Shopping Center near Hypoluxo Road. 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. In addition, the Ocean Avenue Bridge over the Intracoastal will be closed from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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 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. B Many adults won t be able to enroll because they don't have high school degrees. Thats not true. The entrance requirements will remain the same. B The college will drop some vocational programs, leaving current students with no way to com plete them. Not true. All current students will be given time to complete programs. 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. 5. A lane will be closed in each direction of the 1-95 construction zone from Hypoluxo Road to Linton Boulevard in Defray Beach. The closure, from Boynton Beach Boulevard to Linton Boulevard, will be today through Thursday from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. the next morning. This 8.2-mile project includes repaving and the addition of a lane in each direction and sound walls from Woolbright Road to Boynton Beach Boulevard. Completion is expected by fall 1998. 6. The widening of a two-lane road to a six-lane divided road continues on Gateway Boulevard from Military Trail to Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach. Most of the construction will be to the south of the existing road. The only delays should be caused by trucks entering the highway. 7. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction on Federal Highway (U.S. 1) in Boynton Beach at the bridge over the Boynton Canal through February. A lane will be closed in each direction along Federal Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. At the same time, a lane will be closed on Boynton Beach Boulevard from Federal to N.W. Fourth Street. Improvements include repaving this 4.5-mile section; replacing the bridge over the Boynton Canal; new sidewalks and adjoining brick pavers; and closing more than 50 median openings used for turns and crossovers. The $7.1 million project f DAILY A WVREPORTSC on Sports I of all sorts 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 it the approximately three dozen programs to the college two months ago. That would be the most efficient way to comply with 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." For Convenient Home Delivery, Call 930-POST. Til JT.TTJ .1.1 Ktypfti A man riding a bicycle the wrong way down a dark highway west of Boynton Beach was struck by a truck and killed Friday night, authorities said. The man was still unidentified is expected to be completed in summer 1998. 8. Construction continues on Military Trail from West Atlantic Avenue In Delrav Saturday. He was struck about 5:20 p.m. on northbound U.S. 441 about Vh miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, a sheriffs report said. Steven Zarrella, 27, of Margate, was behind a southbound van and when it swerved to miss the bicyclist, the bicyclist collided with Zarrella's car, the report said. The investigation was continuing. tBumfitmm 1 Saui $3 to $9 a yd. 1 Beach to Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton. The right lane will be closed in both directions daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Delays are expected. Use Congress Avenue or Jog Road as alternate routes. 9. Construction of a six-lane divided road from the existing two-lane road continues on Jog Road from Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach to Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton. All lanes are open, but periodic closures may occur as the project nears completion. B Lane closures are expected weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. intersection improvements at Lantana Road and State Road 7, west of Lantana. B Intersection improvements will force periodic lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Palmetto Circle North and Powerline Road in Boca Raton, and at Lyons Road and S.W. 18th Street in Boca Raton. Installation of median curbs force the closure of the left lane in both directions on Lyons Road from Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton to the Broward County line. The closures will be weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. 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 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 flea 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 Defray Medical Center, hospital officials said. Arnold was shot four times in the chest and arms. DELRAY BEACH A New York man was in jail Saturday charged with manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol after, police say, he killed an Illinois man in a car-motorcycle crash. At 9:12 p.m. Friday, John S. Knight, 33, took a wide turn in his 1997 Lincoln Town Car from Atlantic Avenue to South Ocean Boulevard and ran into Stephen Levine, who was on a 1997 Yamaha motorcycle in the left-turn lane on South Ocean, police said. Levine, 41, was in Defray to deliver his mother's car to her from Grayslake, 111. Levine was taken to Defray Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:41 p.m. Police said Knight left the scene, but officers saw him several blocks from the crash and arrested him on the manslaughter charge as well as leaving the scene of a crash involving death. He was held without bail Saturday night in the Palm Beach County Jail. in MILL NEW NYLON MOHAWK SCULPTURE NO FOOTPRINT WAS NS8 F.I0N0CUTURA CERAMIC FIRST QUALITY LOW PRICES FANTASTIC SELECTION SPECIAL WAS 18 $i77 ff SQ.YD. (NSTAl f D WHFAW PAD PLUSH WAS tJ SQ.YD. INSTAIIfDWHFAW PAD CiW 90 WAS -!&S U L3 SQ.YD INSTA1LFD WHEAVY PAD SQ.YD. INSTAI I FD WHFAVY PAD INSTALLED THICK DDPDXH DUPONT MASTER LIFE POPULAR BERBER WAS1? STAIN MASTER STONE FINISH LOW MAINTENANCE WAS 7 HEAVY IHJPOMT TEXTURE was 'ssan $se INSTALLFD WHFAWPAD SUflOfl CO n mi $149 IIP SQ.FT SQ.YD. INSTALLED &! l&P SQ.YD. SQ.YD. Leonard Gerrod Frederick is wanted for violation of probation on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft INSTAIIFDWHFAWPAD WMIFDWHFAVVPAD INSTAt I.FD WHFAW PAD I,1i""" ' i,-LLj,,",""""i" Stays Beautiful Year after year lake Lake Worth Rd. Installation Steps -Furniture Moving Measuring Heavy Pad w Wortho auio, 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 Larrtana Rd. "Trademark for carpet warranted by Dupont tested and warranted by Dupont 10 yr, Texture Retention Warranty 1 Boynton tteacn Boynton . Beach Blvd. : V PITOL Q Frederick i Woolbright Rd. j! ra2 iCI IJ- liffipike ii " liMPET&TILE PALM Ij BEACH )j 1. Construction continues on Interstate 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. AND WOOD COUNTY i : Rd ' i' Atlantic Ave. . , galraj ; , . . , , Beacfi LmtonBlvd.'1 i ILJL... wanted for failure to appear on felony charges of reckless driving, grand theft auto, burglary and fleeing. He was born on May 16, 1960, 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 1 3 IV Clint Moore EJ Rd. r YamatoRdJ 'With the lowest prices and best service., why wdv'4 you buy from anyone else?" Glades Rd. i Boca Raton . Palmetto Park Rd. Montero SL, West Palm Beach. The fugitives who appear here are wanted as of Dec. 2. BROWARD COUNTY?. "Family owned and operated for over 12 years" Store Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM -8:00 PM Sat: 9:30 AM -6:00 PM Sun: 11 :00AM -5:00 PM If you have information on either of them, rail 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 pers 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. 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