Palm Beach Daily News from Palm Beach, Florida on September 8, 1987 · 1
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Tuesday, September 8, 1987
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VOL. XC1V NO. 3 6 PAGES Copyright e 1987 Palm Beach Daily News PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1987 . n w AVirs liotinihi P- Exotic Dancer Arrested An exotic dancer went to a Palm Beach estate, in nothing but her boots, to ask if she could call police Saturday night. She reported her clothes and money stolen by two men with whom she was skinny-dipping at Clarke Avenue Beach around midnight. A person who asked police not to be identified, gave Sharon Scholz, 26, a robe and let her make the call. Police were not so kind. While taking a report of the theft, police said they arrested Miss Scholz after they found she ihad four outsanding warrants for failure to appear in court. - Miss Scholz, who also goes by the name of Cheryl Ashen, was taken to Palm Beach County Jail while wearing the borrowed robe Sunday. She was released on $1,000 bond yesterday. The incident began when Miss Scholz, a dancer at Flashdance in West Palm Beach, met two men at a nearby Amoco gas station on Purdy Lane and Military Trail, police said. Miss Scholz told police that she and the men, whom she had just met, went skinny-dipping for about 30 minutes at the Clarke f See ROUNDUP, Page 4 I : First stop on the eight-day Sybaritic Pursuits trip is Stresa on Lago Maggiore and the Italian lakes. Travelers will spend a weekend shaping up at the Hotel des lies Borromees spa with time to explore the lakeside palaces and towns. Shopping Safari Has Italian Flair By SUSAN BEACH Daily News Travel Editor 'Travel light' is what we are always told when planning a trip. For those people who can never travel light no matter what, you better bring an empty suitcase on this one. An eight-day shopping safari to Milan, Italy will take travelers behind the scenes of the Milanese fashion world, where they will have planty of opportunities to shop. Participants will tour the Fendi fur laboratory, the Missioni factory, and see fashion-film screenings at designer headquarters. The tours, six this fall and another six planned for the spring, will introduce travelers to Milanese style. "It's really meant to be a behind-the-scenes exploration of Milanese fashion and style," said organizer Steven Ro-senhaus. Rosenhaus, a New York entrepreneur, founded Sybaritic Pursuits, the company offering the trips. Rosenhaus, formerly art director on the Revlon International account, designed See MILAN, Page 4 Fran Todman s Rolls Is Stolen Building Feels The Heat PB Hotel Used In Mock Emergency By JUANITA PAUL Special To The Daily News The Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Department fought a mock high-rise blaze in a simulated emergency at the old Palm Beach Ocean Hotel, 2830 S. Ocean, on Thursday. Under supervision of NASA Construction Company, the Palm Beach Ocean Hotel will be demolished later this year, and the new exclusive Beach Ocean Resort Conference Center will be built, with a hotel on the southern site and a plush expensive residential condominium on the northern site. All participating Fire-Rescue personnel wore full protective gear, including self contained breathing apparatuses, in the simulation exercises. The exercises included practice in search and rescue, ventilation, hoseline, ladder and fire suppression. Fire Chief Ken Elmore said, "If you don't have men properly equipped to fight fire, other equipment is useless." The Palm Beach Firefighter's uniform includes a Nomex Hood (a helmet made of polycarbonate material with impact hat to absorb blows to the head), Bunker Trousers made of Nomex and cotton-blend undergarments. A heavy jacket is made of 7.5-ounce Nomex with a vaper barrier to keep out water and toxic gases. Elmore explained that cotton breathes, allowing the body heat build-up to escape as well as protecting against fire heat. A polyester uniform used by firemen in previous years looked neat but was found to keep bodyheat in, literally scalding the firefighter. The polyester also would melt. After four individuals wearing polyester-blend garments were badly burned, he said that the department returned to cotton. Nomex has proven to be a reliable protective material. The firefighter's boots have steel toe protection against debris and a shank, which is essential for climbing a ladder. Each firefighter has an individually-fitted SCBA and a seal mask. A bottle of breathing air (not oxygen) will last from 15 to 30 minutes, depending upon breathing conditions. Extra bottles are stored on the truck and bottles can be refilled on location. When a built-in automatic alarm sounds, the firefighter has five minutes to get out of the burning building. Craig Stanfield, who is the department's public information officer as well as a firefighter, said that the structural fire protective suit could withstand an 800-de-gree fire flash-over for one minute before char depth would get into the Nomex. The five-story Palm Beach Ocean Hotel, with its closed corridors, provided a rare opportunity for the Fire-Rescue's basic training maneuvers. Access was gained through forced entry as two-men teams searched for victims trapped or still in the building. Once victims were found they were extricated and moved to a safe location outside the building. Stanfield said that the ventilation practice helps firefighters with deciding the best and most effective way of venting heated fire gases. Techniques used included cutting a 4-by-4-foot hole in the hotel's roof. Firefighters go into a building on the first floor. The fire is vented from the top to allow hot air and toxic gases to escape and to prevent a building from exploding in some cases. The Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Department has two 85-foot aerial platforms, which could reach up to the sixth floor if you can get close enough to the building. Thick, high shrubbery next to a See FIRE, Page 4 if:'. ' (i y i i i By KEVIN McGLYNCHEY Daily News Staff Writer Frances Todman, a Palm Beach philanthropist and widow of game-show producer Bill Todman, last week had her $150,000 Rolls Royce and other valaubles worth more than $8,000 stolen, Palm Beach police said. Fort Lauderdale Police yesterday recovered the car, unoccupied, after it was involved in an accident, Palm Beach Police said. Police would not release further details of the recovery, pending notification of Mrs. Todman. William Miller, a painting contractor for Mrs. Todman, told police the 1962 Rolls Royce Cloud convertible was stolen from Mrs. Todman's home at 1045 S. Ocean Blvd. sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday. The car was parked in the garage with the key in the ignition, he said. Police said the suspect got into the home by breaking panes from a jalousie window on the beach side of the house. Mrs. Todman, the 61-year-old woman who has chaired the Retina Foundation Gala at The Breakers for several years, was away at the time of the theft, police said. Todman's late husband Bill Todman teamed up with Mark Goodson to create and produce television shows including What's r yv A v i t " " ' ' I I Frances Todman ! Me Line? I've Got A Secret, To Tell The Truth, The Price is Right, Password, and The Match Game. ". A $7,000 flatware silver set, two brass lamps valued at $600 collectively, a $400 VCR and a" $200 turntable were stolen rom Mrs. Todman's estate, police said. ; Also missing were three paint-See ROLLS, Page 4 Daily News Photo By Kim Sargent Firefighters battle a blaze during a simulated emergency Thursday at the old Palm Beach Ocean Hotel. Cars Damaged During Spree One or more vandals used a B.B. or pellet gun to shoot out windows on five cars over the Labor Day Weekend, Palm Beach police said. Victoria Brennan, a 25-year-old Miami student visiting a friend, parked her 1987 BMW in the 100 block of Root Trail at 10:30 p.m. Friday. When she returned to the car at 11:10 p.m., she found small holes in both driver's side windows. Police found another damaged car, a 1983 Nissan parked at 179 Bradley Place, just seven minutes after Miss Brennan made her report. Both the rear and front passeneger-side windows of the cars had been hit with a pellet or B.B., police said. The owner was not available, so police left a calling card. Richard Welker, 35, told police the rear passenger window of his 1978 Chevrolet van was shot out sometime between 11:30 p.m Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The car was parked at 254 Tangiers Ave. Two cars were shot at on Atlantic Avenue Saturday. At 10:47 a.m., Mary Snow reported that the left rear window of her 1983 Chevrolet station wagon was hit. Mrs. Snow, 70, told police the car was parked in front of her house at 251 Atlantic Ave. An hour later, Ralph Bermudes reported the driver's side window of his 1986 Ford station wagon shattered. The car was parked in the 100 block of Atlantic Ave. KEVIN MCGLYNCHEY llUlUUmUllll P. .. I IWimillMM.IOllJJI.lJIlWllW.l.lllllll.JIUIJlUUBIlll.lllllH U I . -JJ ' ' - . - i "ix' J i '4' ZZJ J : ' "N il j . t' I .v ' ' " I I I s. . ;.. I What Would You Ask The Pope? By SUSAN BEACH Daily News Staff Writer Steve Narburgh Herbert G. Meakin Oally News Photos By MICHAEL PRICE Dan Szarszewski The pope will be here this week. Thousands of people have made plans to travel down to Miami to see him. Millions will be in front of their TVs. Some people will get a chance to talk to him, others will be blessed by him. The majority of the public will get just a glimpse of him. The Palm Beach Daily News asked people, if they had a chance to ask the pope a question, what would it be? Pope John Paul II symbolizes peace to many people and responses reflected that. Gail Coniglio, holding her daughter Christina, said she had to think about the question. She said she and her children had been talking about the subject for school.'Td ask him about world peace and how Catholics can work together to obtain peace," she said. "There are about 4,000 questions I could ask," Ken Burk said. "Probably . . . what is the best suggestion for harmony?" he said. Officer Dan Szarszewski, of the Palm Beach Police, is also concerned with peace. Palm Beach Pedestrian "I'm a pessimist," he confessed."I don't foresee world peace in the near future. I'd ask him when he thought world peace would be possible. Also, I'd see if he knows any of my relatives over there," he laughed. Palm Beacher Elaine Rieur said, "I'd ask him when is he going to take a realistic stand on the place of women in the modern world." Herbert Jensen didn't have to take time to think it over. "I wouldn't even talk to him. I'm anti-pope, particularly this pope," he said. "I'd tell him to spare the world," Steve Nar-; burgh said.'Td ask him how much the Catholic church is worth," he continued.'! doubt though he'd know that." "I wish he'd stay in the Vatican," Herbert G. Meakin said. "Such as it is." See PEDESTRIAN, Page 4

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