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South Florida Sun Sentinel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida · 17

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Thursday, July 1, 2004
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2B Thursday, July l, 2004 PB LOCAL SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL 'Strong mayor effort falls short BALLOT CONTINUED FROM PAGE IB Minority Leader Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, out of the Legislature in 2006. The move to have the measure on the ballot in November was seen by some Republicans as an attempt to create a job for Klein. Klein has been involved in pro-mayor strategy sessions this year but has distanced himself from the effort. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday, despite efforts by phone. Some saw the campaign as a power grab by Democrats, who outnumber Republicans countywide. So the news that the pro-mayor groups postponed their plans pleased County Republican Chairman Sid Dinerstein. Having a countywide mayor is a bad idea because it would put too much power in one person's hands, he said. Mikel Jones, a senior political adviser to U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, whose district includes part of Palm Beach County, has been working on the county mayor issue for years. He said Wednesday's announcement is a setback. "The problem with them stumbling like this is it gives us a black eye, or one strike," he said. Jones said he warned the group that this was not the right time to try to put the mayoral issue on the ballot. Besides not having the money, he said, voters will be distracted in November. "You have some constitutional amendments, the presidential election and the war in Iraq. People have too many things to focus on," Jones said. "Timing is everything, and this year's not the time." Akilah Johnson can be reached at or 561-243-6645. Carver Square structure woes being studied HOUSING CONTINUED FROM PAGE IB showing "major" structural problems, engineers determined. A fourth house, considered "major," as well, was boarded when a family moved out. Lula Butler, the city's community improvement director, said the city can't do anything for the occupied homes until the tests are finished, even if they are cracking apart. Soil tests ordered by the state Department of Environmental Protection may not be completed until October. After Hastings told residents that an 80-year-old retiree lives in one of the three occupied homes, Butler said she would try to find the woman a new place to live before the tests are done. "The best thing we can do is work through the process," Butler said, referring to the other two occupied homes. Sheila Reid, who lives in one of the three other homes labeled as "major," understands the process, but she fears for her safety now that hurricane season has begun. Her living room is slanted, cracks run through the bedrooms, and doors aren't easy to open. -ff "' ': COMMUNICATION: U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings was host of a meeting at Village Academy Elementary School on Wednesday to discuss Carver Square housing. Staff photoCarl Seibert "We're past pointing fingers. We have to do something now," she said. State and federal officials at the meeting explained that the tests must be done before any construction takes place. If there is contamination, uncovering the toxins may cause health problems. Butler said even if the city moves to condemn the three houses or requires that they be fixed, it may take more than six months before anything happens, since families need to be notified, the code enforcement board needs to take action, and a formal appeals process needs to take place. The city most likely wouldn't condemn those homes anyway since families live in them. What happens after the soil tests are done isn't clear, including whether authorities buy out the properties in Carver Square. It may cost up to $1.8 million to purchase 12 houses and eight vacant properties in the area affected by the dump, according to appraisals received by the CRA. But that figure is likely skewed since it is based on the assumption the houses and the land are in good condition. "Personally, I have concerns," Butler said. "But from a professional standpoint, it's private property. I'm assuming they have insurance." Leon Fooksman can be reached at or 561-243-6647. i Bulletin Board TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Boca Raton orchid society, monthly meeting and workshops, 7:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Free. Call 561-477-6635. Books 'n' Bagels will discuss Reading Lolita in Teheran, 10:30 a.m. at the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community center Adult Department, 9801 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. $6. Call 561-558-2520. Palms west Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wellington, 12700 Forest Hill Blvd. Call 561-793-7189. Seminar on the New Medicare Prescription Drug Program, 11:45 a.m. at the Carlisle Palm Retirement Rental Community, 450 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana. Free. Reservations. Call 561-533-9440. Boca Raton Chapter, Paralegal Association of Florida, 6 p.m. at Bocadoro, 5250 Town Center Circle, Suite 101. $21.95 members; others $24.95. Reservations. Call 561-237-6828 Bridge and pinochle groups, 1 p.m. at Mid-County Senior Center, 202 N.H St, Lake worth. Call 561-586-6102. Chess Club, for ages 8-14, 3:30 p.m. at Wellington Branch Library, 1951 Royal Fern Drive. Free. Call 561-790-6070. Children's stories in English and Spanish, 6:30 p.m. at Palm Beach County Library, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Free. Registration. Call 561-233-2600. Civil Air Patrol, 7:30 p.m. at Boca Raton Municipal Airport, 3908A Airport Road, Boca Raton. New recruits welcome. Call 561-732-0404. Clematis by Night live music, entertainment food and drinks 5:30-9 p.m. at Centennial Square at Clematis Street and Narcissus Avenue, downtown west Palm Beach. Call 561-659-8007. Crlbbage Club of Palm Beach County, 7 p.m. at Lake worth Moose Lodge, 4844 Bowman St., Lake worth. Call 954-725-9548. Current Events and Coffee, discussion group, 9:30 a.m. at Hochman Jewish Community Center, 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach. Members free; $2 others. Call 561-740-9000. Deaf Club of Boynton Beach, 6:45 p.m. at Madsen Center, 145 SE Second Ave., Boynton Beach. $2. Call 561-742-6240. Kings and Queens Bridge Club, 12:15 1317 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. $6. Call 561-964-2470. Klwanls Club of Gold Coast Knights, 7:15 p.m. at Addison Mizner Elementary School, 199 SW 12th Ave., Boca Raton. Call 561-496-1197. Mah-Jongg. for ages 55 and up, noon atwellington Community Center Key Compiled by Minerva romo west Room, 12165 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Members free; $2 others. Call 561-753-2484: Masons, Boca Delray Lodge 171,7:30 p.m. at 4093 NW Fourth Ave., Boca Raton. Call 561-368-5841. New York Transit Retirees of Florida, Chapter 14, 11 :30 a.m. at Golden Corral, 389 Winchester Park Blvd., Boynton Beach. Call 561-265-1596. Noontime Kiwanis Club of Del-ray Beach, noon at Ellie's '50s Diner, 2410 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. Call 561-278-3406. Palm Beach Jewish Chorus, 1:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 201 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach. New members welcome. Registration: $50. Call 561-732-3754. Pinochle Players Club, 6:30 p.m. at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 NW Crawford Blvd. Call 561 -392-6283. Pre-school Story Time, songs, stories and arts and crafts for toddlers to age 5, 1 1 a.m. at Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S. Seacrest Blvd. Call 561-742-6380. Quilting bee, 9:30 a.m. at Boynton Beach Library, 208 S. Seacrest Blvd. -Call 561-375-6380. Rippers Knitting Club, 9:30 a.m. at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave. Call 561-742-6240. Senior Center Dance, live Dixieland, swing and jazz music, 1 p.m. at Boynton Beach Senior Center, 1021 S. Federal Highway. Free. Call 561-734-0638. Senior Chat, social group for age 50 and up, 6:30 p.m. at Kaplan Jewish Community Center, 3151 N. Military Trail, west Palm Beach. Members free; $2 others. Call 561-689-7700. Shark feeding, 10:30 a.m. at Sando-way House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. Free with admission. Call 561-274-7263. Stock Talk with Dick Davis, the retired writer and commentator shares his experiences about the stock mar-, ket, 2 p.m. at the Sandler Center at Le vis Jewish Community Center, 21050 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton. $3. Call 561-558-2520. Stories and Scissors, for age 4 and up, 10a.m. at Delray Beach Public Library, 29 SE Fourth Ave. Free. Call 561-266-9490. Teen Club, forages 8-17, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave. Free. Call 561-742-6240. Trolley Tours of Boca Raton, hosted by members of Boca Raton Historical Society, 9:15a.m. $15. For reservations and information call 561-395-6766. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 36, 7:30 at Coast Guard Auxiliary Base, State Road A1 A, south of Spanish River Boulevard. Call 561-391-3600. voters Coalition of Palm Beach County, 1 p.m. at south County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. Call 561 -393-8435. Watercolor class, 9:30 a.m. at the Weinberg Jewish community Center, 14620S. MilitaryTrail, Delray Beach. Call 561-470-2000. Writers League of the Palm Beaches, 9:30 a.m. at Howard Park Community Center, Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach. $1 residents, $2 others. Call 561-835-7055. FRIDAY City Jams Presents Jazz stream, 7 p.m. at Palladium Plaza at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., west Palm Beach. Free. Call 561-366-1000. Free lecture on stress, 6 p.m. at Jupiter Medical Center Meeting Room, 1210 S. Dixie Highway. Reservations. Call 561-745-5737. John van Dyke will entertain, 1 1 a.m. at Mae Volen Senior Center, 1515 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-395-8920, ext 1243. Alice's Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 1401 NW Fourth Ave., Boca Raton. Call 561-843-4344. Ballroom dancing, 7:30 p.m. at DanceSport USA, 125 Avenue L, Delray Beach. $8. Call 561-272-0000. Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toast-masters Club, noon at ymca of Boynton Beach, 9600 S. Military Trail. Call 561-733-9078. Bingo, 1 p.m. at Mae volen Senior Center, 1515W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-395-8920, ext. 1243. Boca Raton Chess Club, tournament and casual play, 6.45 p.m. at university Center on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. Call 561-883-2917. Evening on the Avenues, 6-10 p.m. in downtown Lake worth. Featuring live music, street vendors, eateries, unique shops and art galleries. Call 561-585-3777. Family storytlme, 10 a.m. at Boca Raton Public Library, 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Call 561-393-7852. Science Fiction classic movies, 6 p.m. at South Florida Science Museum's Motorola Theatre, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. Free. Call 561-832-1988. Great Books, discussion group, 10 a.m. at Southwest County Regional Library, 20701 95th Ave. s., Boca Raton. Free. Call 561-482-4554. The Bulletin Board lists events open to the public. Items must be typewritten and submitted two weeks in advance, include complete address and a telephone number that readers may call for information. Send items to Bulletin Board, co Minerva Romo, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 333 SW 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Fourth of July E vents SATURDAY Family Fun SK Run and 2-Mile Walk, 7 a.m. at Village Park, 1 1700 Pierson Road, Wellington. Free. Call 561-791-4185. Discovering Magic, by the Palm Beach Shambhala Meditation Group, 9:30 a.m. at the unity Church in the Gardens, 6973 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Donations. Call 561-630-0245. Guided nature walk, 10 a.m. at Dag-gerwing Nature Center at South County Regional Park, 1 1200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. Free. Call 561-488-9953. Lights! camera! Classics!, Hollywood memorabilia exhibit l0a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road. Call 561-998-1995, ext 12. Great Lake Park Fireworks Festival, rides, live entertainment by the band Eclipse and Uncle Willy's Puppet Show, 4:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at sundown at Kelsey Park on the intracoastal waterway in Lake Park. Free, call 561-884-3338. Patriotic Parade of Pooches, 6:30 p.m. at the Dog Park, 2975 Greenbriar Blvd., Wellington. Call 561-791-4185. Men of Vision Gospel Concert, featuring Byron Cage and Rufus Troutman, 7 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University Center Auditorium, at the university's Boca Raton Campus, 777 Glades Road. Adults $24.50,groupsof20ormore$22.Call 561-297-3737. WRMF's CityPlace Saturday Nights, featuring Robin Avery, 7 p.m. at Palladium Plaza at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Free. Call " 561-366-1000. SUNDAY Red White and Blue Fishing Tournament Wellington event in conjunction with the Village of Royal Palm Beach, 6:30 a.m.-l p.m. on the shores of Lake Challenger, at Challenger Park on Royal Palm Beach Boulevard, Royal Palm Beach. Call 561-790-5124. , COMPILED BY MINERVA ROMO Old Fashioned Star spangled Salute in Delray Beach will begin with a sand sculpting competition, 8 a.m. -noon on the beach at Atlantic Avenue and State Road A1 A in Delray Beach. A giant six-story-high U.S. flag will be displayed beginning at noon over Atlantic Avenue, weather permitting. A Patriotic Bike and Scooter Parade will begin at 4 p.m. at veterans Park, 801 NE First St, and head east along Atlantic Avenue. Live music provided by Sweet Justice and Back in ' Time, 3-8:30 p.m. Festivities will conclude with a fireworks display along the beach. Atlantic Avenue will be closed from Sixth Avenue east to State Road A1 A starting at 2 p.m. Call 561-279-1380, ext 17. Civil Air Patrol Invades CityPlace, with full-scale replica of Orville and wither Wright flyer and color-guard presentation, noon-9 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., west Palm Beach. Free. Call 561-366-1000, ext 1. Pool Party, l0a.m.-5 p.m. at the Aquatics Center, 12165 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Ages 16-54, $4; 15and younger, $2; 55 and older, $2. Call 561-753-2484. Rock 'n' Roll Fourth, fireworks, food and live music by Nautika and Viva, noon-10 p.m. at Bryant Park, Goffview and Lake avenues on the intracoastal waterway in Lake worth. Performances will be at the Bryant Park Bandshell on the Intracoastal at the west end of Lake worth Bridge. Free. Call 561-582-4401. Walk through Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter. Free, donations accepted. Call 561-575-3399. Ignite the Night games; live music by Ruff House, Mumbo Jumbo, and Buck Wild; dress contest 3:30-9 p.m.; fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at Greenacres Community Park, 2905 Jog Road, Greenacres. Call 561-642-2181. Fabulous 4th Celebration, day of theater music and fireworks begins at 4 p.m. with the staging of Fiddler on the Roof, followed by food and entertainment at 6 p.m., then the Florida Wind Symphony will perform patriotic songs , at 7:30 p.m., and the festivities conclude with fireworks at 9 p.m. at Florida AtJan-, tic university's Boca Raton Campus,777 -Glades Road. Tickets for the play are ' $16; the other events are free. Call I 1 561-393-7806 and for the play, srb 561-297-3737. V,V Old Fashioned Family Fourth of, t Juty, music, food verxtore, exhibitors and ' fireworks, 4-10 p.m. at Bicentennial Park, 321 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana. CaH ' ' -561-540-5008. HW ' pool Party Music and Games, , noon-5p.m. at the Royal inn, 675 Royal i Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. . . Free. Call 561-790-5124. . ' Liberty on the Lake, music, kayak ' " race and fireworks, 6-10 p.m. lakeside at 4 ChailengerParkonRoyalPalmBeachxb -Boulevard, Royal Palm Beach. Free. Call ; 561-790-5124. , f.t village Park festivities, movies, live ; music by Eclipse, arts and crafts, 6-9 (' ', -p.m. Fireworks will begin at9 p.m. at.Vii-lage Park, 11500 Pierson Road, Welling- ton. Call 561-791-4005. -'iW , Salute to independence, live enter-; tainment by Perpetual Motion, vendors, -and fireworks, 6:30 p.m., fireworks af 9 , p.m. at Intracoastal Park on Federal r Highway south of Gateway Boulevard In: ' Boynton Beach. Free. Call 561-742-6220. Lamelle Harris in concert at 7 p.m: it.-and fireworks at 9 p.m. at First Baptist h Church'sChapelbytheLakeAmphithea-, ter, 1100S. Flagler Drive, West Palm. ,; Beach. Free. Call 561-650-7400. The Bulletin Board lists events open to ) the public. Items must betypewrttfe and submitted two weeks in advanc include complete address and a iO't telephone number that readers may . call for information. Send items to ' Bulletin Board, co Minerva Romo,J : South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 333 SW' R 1 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.". i , Stern ready for return to South Florida radio ;q v. : STERN CONTINUED FROM PAGE IB as; and Fresno, Calif., all on stations owned by Infinity. Stern airs from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays, sometimes going over the allotted time. The additions bring the number of stations carrying Stern to 45 27 owned by Infinity,, whose president, Joel Hollander, noted, "Howard has dominated the radio landscape for more than 20 years." In almost all of the markets where Stern airs, he is No. 1 , or close to it, in the Arbitron ratings, especially among his target audience of young males. After WBGG dropped Stern, its rat ings plunged by about 75 percent in the target demographic. Stern's increased national clearance is bad news for the Bush administration, especially since three of the stations are in Florida, considered a crucial swing state in the November presidential election. Stern has been waging an aggressive anti-Bush campaign because of the FCC crackdown. In his announcement Wednesday, Stern reiterated that he is dedicated to helping John Kerry unseat Bush, even though Kerry was among 99 senators who voted recently to greatly increase the potential fines for ' broadcast indecency. Stern's influence on his audience is such that he has been given credit for helping George Pata- ki and Christine Todd.Wh.iti man both Republicans win gubernatorial elections in New York and New Jersey, respe:- tively. . , f , ,;-"' A jubilant and unchasterted , Stern told his listeners, "I can't 1 wait to get back into the mat- kets where we were taken off. .. I've missed my fans and judg-, ing from the countless e-mails' and calls I've received, they've missed the show." 1 , siL , 1U)1 Information from Sun- ' Sentinel wire services was usedtosupplementthis ; report Tom Jicha can be reached at tjichasun- 4 ". .4tB ;z::m:f: do tmemnm v I fm Plll,w;!';; I 0 1 ..-.. tor r " , v,.v " C V ): : Will a proposed reality & TV series put South ; Florida designers in the spotlight? LIFESTYLE TODAY n. 1 ti-'.i iV.I Must-know info for the weekend South Florida fireworks shows, events and safety tips. J SUN-SENHNEL.COM TODAY : 9i. Michelle Wie is 14 1 , and on a quest to win the U.S. Open golf titled SPORTS TODAY )t! i Find out how new fabrics are taking the pain out of stains. HOME & GARDEN TOMORROW !0 .id !Of ! i qy I i lib r 'TV. 91 &. 1 s it. 19V

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