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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida • Page 86

West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 TH PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1994 Family to aid search for bird buyer, aiffitj Her son telephoned home By CAROLYN FRETZ K. GREENACRES A 16-year-old. Impaled bv a 20-foot vd Lall Buerattan pipe in a Saturday accident, was identified Sunday by hospital officials as Ronald Hungerford, address unknown. Hunger-ford, who was in critical condition Sunday at Delray Community Hospital, was driving north on Haverhill Road near 10th Avenue North at 1 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of his Dodge Shadow and slammed into a guardrail.

He was flown to the hospital by Trauma Hawk. because acquaintances said she should be at the ranch, said Detective Sgt. Ken Deischer. "The reports we're getting on him (Moses Lall) are that he was supposed to be out of the country," Deischer said. "So we're not really sure he's missing." Bird experts said the retail value of the dead birds is about $500,000, but, since the deserted farm was discovered, more birds have died pushing the loss figure even higher.

The two men who were staying at the ranch are also missing, Mahadai Lall said. The ranch hand from Guyana is Daljeet "Harry" Gobin. He is in his mid-40s, Lall thinks. Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Relatives of a man and woman missing from their Loxahatchee bird farm flew from Guyana to South Florida over the weekend to search for clues to explain the disappearance and to assist detectives working on the case. Mahadai Lall, the mother of Bhagwan "Moses" Lall and the sister of Lilawattie "Lila" Buerat-tan, told Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office investigators: Besides her son and sister, there were two men staying at the ranch a worker from Guyana and a guest from Africa.

Her son occasionally had as much as $25,000 in cash at the house. June 4. Detectives discovered Moses Lall, 31, and his aunt, Buerattan, 35, missing from their 5-acre Velazquez Road bird breeding farm Wednesday after a delivery man reported that seed he left at the front gate was unused there days later. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission officers were the first to enter the property, and they found more than 400 dead parrots, macaws, toucans and other exotic birds in cages behind the house. Hundreds of others were weak and dying from lack of food and water.

Investigators are focusing their efforts on finding Buerattan, She doesn't know the name of; the guest her son met while 'fie was on a bird-buying trip in Africa. That man, thought to be in fivi mid-30s, has called Lall's Dee-' field Beach veterinarian twice this! month to ask for news about Mo--' ses Lall, the doctor said. Construction continues on State Road 700 (U.S. 98) between State Road 80 and Canal Point in western Palm Beach County. SR 700 is closed to all traffic 9 miles southeast of Canal Point and 6 miles northwest of SR 80 at a fixed bridge through early July.

Traffic heading southeast from Canal Point on SR 700 is being detoured -Mo Hatton Hiehwav. then south to bK 80. Motonsts heading for SR 700 from SR 80 will travel west on SR 80 to Hatton Highway, then north to SR 700. The project Lli includes removing the old bridge and building a two-lane lie fhm 0jU' WIN $1000 in American Express Gift Cheques from AM 1290 1 Vtfre 20-Mile-Bend bridge over the Palm Beach Canal connecting Old State Road 80 (880) and new State TUES: MMtloaf Platter 4.7S WED. 2 Cntr Cut Pork Chop 5,25 Road 80 will be closed to all traffic through June 30.

Workers on this project, due for completion by August, i.25 Listen for Details! will sandblast and paint the bridge. Traffic will be detoured 'i on new SR 80 to and from Belle Glade. Jhe Lake Worth bridge will be closed to all road traffic from 9 a.m. todavuntil 4 D.m. Fridav.

The bridce will be FRI: Grilled Snapper Platter 6.95 aJi hpi- Complete Rules Available at WBZT Studios All Plttttrt Include MntMd PoMom, QrtvyVfl-tbt-8ou()t8llAkw)Alltil ''P'a! open throughout the weekend and will close again from 9 4763 10th Ave. GreenAcres Llrt i JInAm Tuna 97 until A Tniu-ol'ii, TunA Qfi TVio vV ft tifgj 5fi(g)H 0 5 nearest alternate routes between the beach and the mainland are the Southern Boulevard Bridge to the north fj and the Ocean Avenue bridge in Lantana to the south, Workers will be installing and removing weights to bal- ance the bridge. iaiuv ai uic uiioiaiaio 90 viaipaas ai Dsiicusig nvau World Cup Soccer The Post follows the U.S. soccer team and brings vou first-round reports from the 94 World Cup games. 1 in West Palm Beach will be limited to one lane in each direction for a half-mile north and south of the interchange each night today through Saturday.

Two of three lanes will be closed both ways from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The same restrictions will be in effect at the 1-95 overpass at Photo by RICHARD GRAULICH Scaring Up Some Fish MANG0NIA PARK Cousins Antonio Alexander, 14, (left) and Octavious Williams, 10, of West Palm Beach scare fish at the Lake Mangonia boat ramp Sunday afternoon. The boys were picnicking with family members. The Mm Beach ttxst Mercer Avenue.

1-95 bridge joints are being repaired. MRB A lane will be closed on the U.S. 1 bridge at the Jupiter Inlet today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A northbound lane will be closed in the morning and a southbound lane will be closed in the afternoon. If it rains, the lane will be closed jT Tuesday.

Bridge parts will be replaced. um3Ms Qne of three lanes will be closed in either direction on PGA Boulevard bridge in Palm Beach Gardens over the New amusement park in Boca faces lawsuit Intracoastal periodically from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday through rnday and Monday, June 27, through Wednes- on tc a Before you hit the road, call PostLines511. You'll avoid traffic snarls and save time. This service is continually updated during morning and evening rush hours, and any time traffic is bogged down by major accidents.

fA uay, juiic is. ruuiiuduuus wiu uc uuuieu iur uauic gates. "A lane will be closed in both directions on Congress Avenue fpAM CmiMiami DniilAim.jJ anulk Cmmaa Ulll DaiJa tvi wwmmtoii uvuisigiu muni iv rvisai mil dwuio- vara.m West Beach through August beveral open- Boomer's mgs in uie meaian mat are usea ior len turns wiu De l.nC t-J I- 'II I 1 il Just call 3 digits: 5 1 1 if cuiuuiaicu, aiiu a uuiiiuci ui null icuics wiu uc iCllKUlCIieu. fcJ The project should be completed by the end of August Two lanes remain open in both directions on Okeechobee customers call 511 Regular air charges apply mm Pricing details, 2A Boulevard from 1-95 west to Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach. The speed limit is 25 lvT "mnh at all ed in March.

'Construction continues on U.S. 27 from 7 miles south of i Smith Raw smith for 9f) mlloa tn th Palm Uoorh West Palm Beach Area will soon be accepting applications for the new Battery Test. Don't Miss Out! Lis Broward countv line. One lane remains ooen in each WHAT: A two-story recreation center with an indoor skating rink, video arcade, kids' play center, snack bar and party rooms. Outside will be a go-cart track, a bumper-boat pond and a 36-hole miniature golf course with waterfalls and caves.

WHEN: Opens Tuesday, but the grand opening is July 26, when the skating rink will be finished. WHERE: Just south of Boca Raton Airport. From Interstate 95, take Glades Road east to Airport Road and turn left. The park is about a quarter-mile farther on the right. INFORMATION: Call llnWUtolrli lanes to a four-lane divided road, should be completed in June 1995.

Old Dixie Highway at the FEC Railroad in Riviera Beach will be closed for repairs from 7 a.m. today until about 5 I p.m. Wednesday. Traffic will be detoured via 15th Street West Australian Avenue and Blue Heron Boulevard. The highest scorers may be hired for fITV PADDIEDC cove i ai ri wii wiiiiiiii-n a vktnng mail line luuilUM irlcrKSW meetings scheduled for this week.

Meeting times and locations i are subject to change, and not all meetings can be listed. Please call appropriate organization for verification: BELLE QLADE Flat Sorting Machine Operators Mall Handlers Mall Processors Mark Up Clerks STARTING PAY IS: $10.1 2 $12.26 hOltf Excellent Benefits Job Security Men Women Ages 18 to 65 No Experience H.S. Diploma Not Required Green Card Acceptable' FREE 3V2 hr WORKSHOP Li iBelle Glad Housing Authority, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 1204 N.W. Ave.

By MICHELLE BROWN Palm Beach Post Staff Writer BOCA RATON Another waiting game is being played out at Boomer's Family Recreation Center. Not only are children anticipating the amusement park's opening, but investors are waiting for the outcome of a lawsuit filed against Boomer's by Boca Sports-plex Development Corp. and Boca Sportsplex Inc. Investors in both Boca Sportsplex companies are former business partners of Boomer's shareholder Robert T. Mullin.

In the suit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court in April, Sportsplex alleges that while Mullin worked with the companies to open an amusement park on the same site as Boomer's in 1992, he sabotaged their project because it interfered with his own plans for a sports arena. The suit names Boomer's, Mullin and Mullin's company, Boca Arena as defendants. Sportsplex is seeking damages in a "six-figure range," according to its attorney, Garry O'Donnell. Mullin joined forces with Sportsplex in 1992 to build a park similar to Boomer's on land that Mullin leased from the Boca Raton Airport Authority for 50 years. Mullin also wanted to build a sports arena on the same property, just south of Boca Raton Airport.

While Mullin was supposed to be working with Sportsplex to make the amusement park happen, he was actually slowing the permitting process and objecting to the plan before city officials, the suit says. O'Donnell said his clients were forced to withdraw from the project in January 1993 or sustain major financial loss because of. missed deadlines. Mullin said he did not work against Sportsplex terrace. 4 "NOAH Development Corp.

board of directors, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and that his former partners voluntarily withdrew and are not entitled to compensation from his current partnership with Boomer's. CAREER ORIENTATION Orientation Materials Registration Fee $25 Boca Sportsplex relinquished all rights to their agreement," said Boomers attorney Andy Rafkin SATURDAY, June 25th 8am OR 1pm WEST PALM BEACH RAMADA HOTEL CONFERENCE CENTER 530 Clearwater Park Road West Palm Beach (1-95 Exit S2A) SUNDAY, June 26th 9am 12:30 OR 2pm WEST PALM BEACH RAMADA HOTEL CONFERENCE CENTER 530 Clearwater Park Road West Palm Beach (1-95 Exit 52A) boi covenant Dnve. Hoard of Adjustment, 7 p.m. Thursday, City Hall, 1 10 S.W.

Ave. E. i Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District, 9 a.m. Friday, City Hall, i CLEWISTON City Commission, 1 :30 p.m. today, City Hall, 11 5 W.

Ventura Ave. SOUTH BAY City Commission, 8 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall, 335 S.W. Second Ave. WELLINGTON i Board of Supervisors public budget hearing, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Admln- istratlve Office, 14000 Greenbriar Blvd. i Architectural Review Committee, 8 a.m. Friday, Administrative Office. COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS of Support, Palm Beach County Convention Center 'Location In Riviera Beach, 7 p.m. today, North County Courthouse, Sportsplex also alleges that Boomer's paid Mullin $180,000 For Reservations Info, Phone (24 hrs.) and gave him 22 percent stock in the company in exchange for the 48 years left on the lease.

The money and stock should have been given to Mullin's company, Boca Arena the suit says. Sports 407-837-2598 Spomond by non-profit POSTAL CAREERS INSTITUTE, INC. Pleat Clip ft Bring this Ad to Orientation I a bouievara, ram beacn baroens. ACREAGE plex is a creditor with a claim against Boca Arena. Boomer's, which is named in i -Landowners Association, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday. Indian Trail Water Con- District Office, 1-3476 61st St. North. League Association Planning, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Indian 'Trail Water Control District Office.

-ROYAL PALM BEACH Recreation Advisory Board, 7 p.m. today, Village Hall, 1050 Royal only one of the lawsuit's 11 counts, has filed to be dismissed Palm Beach Blvd. I II Ink Yeu i mmammmammmmmmmmmmmmimmimtiammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmma Advisory Board, 7:30 Tuesday, Village Hall. from the litigation, Rafkin said. He said Mullin and Boca Arena were paid a fair amount for the lease Boomer's now holds, a statement' Boca Sportsplex disputes.

Ex-patient: Report is 'garbage' SunBank, Treasure Coast "I've done hours and hours of investigation with the finest scientists to refute this," Montgomery Bull Bear For sponsoring the 1994 Spring Florida Stock Market Game. zoning, 7 p.m. inursaay, cultural Village Council, 7 p.m. Thursday, Village Hall. GREENACRES i Clty Council, 7 p.m.

today, City Hall, 5985 10th Ave. N. Revision Task Force, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, City Hall. i WORTH Fourth of July meeting, 5:30 p.m.

today, 1121 Lucerne Ave. Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. today, City Hall, 7 N. Dixie Highway. Utilities Advisory Board, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, City Hall. City Commission, 6 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall. PALM BEACH COUNTY HRS Health and Human Services Board, tour of the Belle Glade HRS service sites and provider agencies, leaving West Palm Beach 9 a.m. Tuesday, District Board Office.

County Commission, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Governmental Center, 301 N. Olive West Palm Beach. Health Care District Board, 2 p.m. Tuesday, District Board Office, 324 Datura West Palm Beach.

Health and Human Services Board for HRS, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Belle Glade City Hall, 1 10 S.W. Ave. Belle Glade. Health and Human Services Planning Association, 8 a.m.

Wednes-'. day, Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1300 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Children's Services Council, 9 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, 3111 S.

Dixie West Palm Beach. Nominee Qualifications Review Committee for HRS Health and Human Services Board, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, HRS District Office, 1 1 1 Georgia West Palm Beach. "Foreign Trade Zone public hearing, 9 a.m. Thursday, Community Services, 810 Datura West Palm Beach.

County Commission Zoning Petitions, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Govem-- mental Center. Committee on Airport Noise, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Depart-merit of Airports, PBIA, West Palm Beach. Land Use Advisory Board, 9 a.m.

Friday, Planning, Zoning Building, '3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. County Commission Zoning Petitions, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Governmen-, tart Center. SCHOOL BOARD School Board workshop on curriculum, Instruction and technology, 3 pfi. Wednesday, District Administrative Center, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd.

Board workshop on budget year '95 school budget, 5 p.q Wednesday, District Administrative Center. 9 ACER From IB by the patients against Acer's estate. CBS did not report that Res-nick had been paid about $60,000 as a medical expert for the insurance company. The show reported that all six of the Acer patients had engaged in some risky behaviors from which they might have contracted the AIDS virus. But Montgomery and Barbara Webb, one of Acer's patients who has AIDS, say at least two of the pieces of evidence were wrong.

For example, the show reported that Bergali3 had genital warts, indicating she might have contracted the AIDS virus because of her sexual activity. Bergalis had claimed she was a virgin before her death. Montgomery said Sunday that a biopsy already had discredited a pathologist's qlaim that she had a sexually transmitted disease. said alter tne news show report. "Why would the insurance company pay my clients if there had been any semblance of truth in those reports?" Webb called the CBS report "totally biased garbage" late Sunday.

The show reported that Webb might have contracted the AIDS virus either through a blood transfusion or extramarital sex. Webb, married for 44 years, acknowledged Sunday that she had an affair 22 years ago while separated from her husband but not since then. She said doctors had prepared her for a blood transfusion during surgery in 1982, but decided against giving it to her. "In my case, the allegations aren't true," Webb said. "I don't see how CBS can take the word of one scientist.

It's very unfair, particularly to Kim Bergalis' Your participation makes a difference in our children's education. 0 L7DL1G For sponsorship information contact the Educational Services 1 Department at 820-4648, or 800-432-7595, ext. 4648..

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