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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 1082

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2C THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 msl My holiday toy theory: Stuff it, suckers will buy - 73 1 THE 'TOUCH ME, PAULA' DOLL This fuzzy, Bill Clinton doll is equipped with removable pants. When you squeeze him, he says, "Wanna see The Guv'na?' " THE 'PICKLE ME, JACK DOLL The Dr. Kevorkian model. When you squeeze him he tells My m If II Frank Cerabino 3 1 . i i H li ri -r . 1.; , debut an adult version of the popular child's toy? With that in mind, here are my entries for the next big thing: THE 'FLY ME, LAWTON' DOLL This miniature Florida governor comes with his own rifle and camouflage gear. Squeeze him and he bums a ride on your private jet for a hunting trip. THE 'BITE ME, TYSON DOLL Squeeze him and he lunges for your ear. THE 'WINE & DINE MAC DOLL t Palm Beach County's tourism development doll. Squeeze Warren "Mac" McLaughlin's stomach and he offers to take you out for dinner and cigars. THE 'SPARE ME, DONALD' DOLL The Trump doll. When you squeeze him, he talks about himself. you to drop dead. THE 'OUT OF MY WAY, NANCY' DOLL Squeeze this miniature West Palm Beach mayor and suffer the ' consequences. THE 'BOB & WEAVE JANET' DOLL No matter how hard you I squeeze this mini-Reno, she still ' won't call for a special prosecutor.! THE 'PAY ME, BOB' DOLL The Bob Montgomery i tobacco-fightin'-lawyer doll. After 1 you get through playing with him, he computes his squeezable hours and sends you a bill. THE 'RANT & RAVE RUSH' DOLL Squeeze his stomach and this ; pixie Limbaugh blames it on Clinton. I THE 'HOSE ME, WAYNE' DOLL Before you get a chance to ; squeeze this Huizenga doll, he ' squeezes you and announces that ' he's losing too much money by ! staying with you. PAUL J. MILETTEStaff Photographer Don't ask me why, but there I was wandering the aisles of the Toys "R" Us in West Palm Beach, looking for a Sing & Snore Ernie doll. "They're out of stock," says sales clerk Suzanne Malone, who I find near the stuffed toy aisle. Just then, a shopper stops her cart and looks anxiously at us. "Yes?" Malone says. "Where can I find Sing & Snore Ernie?" the woman asks the sales clerk. This must be what people refer to as "the magic of Christmas." Every year, some toy magically surfaces as the prize, and then the hunt begins. It's the only kind of hunting most of us do anymore. Last year's magic toy, Tickle Me Elmo, isn't so magic anymore. "We've got gobs of them," Malone says, pointing me down the aisle, where boxes of the red furry Sesame Street character are lined on the shelves. Nothing to laugh about this year, Elmo, I think, as I squeeze one, which emits a giggle that is somehow less infectious this year. It's Ernie, another Sesame Street character, who is this year's catch. Sing & Snore Ernie is dressed in striped pajamas. When you squeeze him, he sings Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, then snores. Allegedly. I can't say for sure, because I haven't actually seen one. At the Toys "R" Us in West Palm Beach, the workers don't even bother stocking them on the shelves. They just leave the pile of Ernies in the front of the store, where they are snatched up lickety-split. In Friday's newspaper, there were already a bunch of classified ads for the $25 toy, offering it for as much as $250. It got me thinking. I need to get started early and come up with next year's magical toy. Judging from the last two years, a stuffed toy that does something when you squeeze it seems to be the formula for success. And as long as the adults are doing all the buying, why not JENSEN BEACH Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand Saturday to wave in traffic to the Martin County Environmental Learning Center's annual Christmas craft sale at the center on Indian River Drive. Calvin and Dea Hill of Jensen Beach volunteer at the center throughout the year, as well as play the famous couple during the holiday season. K'LLzLlLC UiELHllxL' t$ PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at www. GoPBI.comYourTowH () DAILY W REPORTS mm Grayslake, 111. Levine was taken to Delray 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. X ON SPORTS of All Sorts ft For Convenient Home Delivery, Call 930-POST. William Hearron is wanted on four charges of forgery. He was born on May 3, 1974. He is 6-foot-one and weighs 174 pounds. His last known address is 310 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Lisa English is wanted on charges of sale and possession of cocaine. She was born on July 2, 1970 and is 5-foot-two and weighs 120 pounds. Her last known address is 2671 Mohawk Ave., Fort Pierce. The fugitives who appear here are wanted as of Dec. 5. If you have information on either of them, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-8477. You can remain anonymous and receive a cash award of as much as $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property. "1 "j JUOJwJ 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 Ilypoluxo 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 K'oons 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." 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 NEW PLUSH KOFCOTTSIST NYLON SCHLPTHIE WAS T82. was ns2. MILL SPECIAL WASH2, U SQ.YD. . INSTAtLFOW'HEAW PAD MQI10CUTUM CERAMIC FIRST QUALITY LOW PRICES FANTASTIC SELECTION WAS ,JftS2, Li LJ3 SQ.YD. INSTAUED WHEAW PAD SQ.YD. SQ.YD. INSTAIIFOWHFAW PAD INSIAUED WHEAW PAD INSTALLED O The southbound lane of Flagler Avenue at Stypmann Boulevard in Stuart will be closed 6-8 a.m. Tuesday for repairs. B Use caution on State Road 76 west of Indiantown between SR 710 and SR 7. Both lanes are expected to remain open. The $3 million project, which includes replacing 11 culverts and bridges, is expected to be completed in spring 1999. B State Road 15 on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee from 3 miles north of Port Mayaca north for 3.6 miles is under construction. Both lanes will remain open this week. The $2.4 million project, which includes replacing bridges and repaving, is expected to be completed in summer 1998. B Construction continues on State Road 15 on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee from 6.6 miles north of Port Mayaca to the Okeechobee line. All lanes are scheduled to be open this week. The $3.8 million project, which includes replacing two fixed bridges and repaving in this 4.6-mile stretch, is expected to be completed in fall 1998. B U.S. 1 from Port St. Lucie Boulevard to Riomar Drive in Port St. Lucie remains under construction. A northbound lane may be closed Monday night and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to switch traffic between Riomar and Prima Vista Boulevard. The speed limit will be 35 mph following the switch. Also, a northbound lane will be closed periodically from south of Savannah to Jennings Road, for 500 feet at a time, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The $32 million project includes widening of U.S. 1 to a six-lane divided highway from four lanes; addition of sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping and turn lanes. At some locations, existing median openings for left turns and crossovers will be eliminated. Completion is expected by early 2000. B One lane of SR A1A at Alhambra In Fort Pierce will be closed for about 500 feet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. A culvert and pipe will be put under A1A. B A lane may be closed next to the median at U.S. 1 and Oslo Road south of Vero Beach Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A swale area will be cleaned. 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. SQ.FT. THICK DUPOMH popuytst BERBER STAIN KASTESf DUPOFJT TEXTIIflE STONE FIMISH LOW MAINTENANCE WAS 7 EUPQMT MASTER LIFE WAS'TT-Sa U mW SQ.YD. INSIAI I FD WHEAW PAD was i?aQ, sfraee 00 eg SQ.YD. $49 EH SO FT. SQ YD 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 Saturday. He was struck about 5:20 p.m. on northbound U.S. 441 about IVi 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. ? SQ.YD. INSTALLED llx. !N"AtlFnW'MpAVY0AD INSlAUFDVWHfAWPAD IWIAHFD WHEAW PAD mm mm hm Fm mmmm 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 A (MPITOL RPET&TILE AND WOOD TOh the Iqwest prices and best service... 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 Delray 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 Delray to deliver his mother's car to her from why wzli you buy from anyone else?" ! i "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 WAC interest may accrue from date of purchase See store for details

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