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See page 8.


DECEMBER 19, 2008 * POMPANO BEACH * DEERFIELD BEACH LIGHTHOUSE POINT * LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA bVl. XI, Issue 51


Hillsboro rejects

major charter

change; puts

term limits on

ballot
By Judy Wilson
PELICAN WRITER
Hillsboro Beach voters will decide
in March 2009 whether to impose
term limits on their commissioners,
eight consecutive years the maximum
service or keep the current system of
no term limits.
If approved, the amendment to the
town charter also changes the super
majority vote required to fire the city
clerk to a simple majority.
The major revision to the 70-year-
old charter, that the town clerk be
replaced by a city manager, failed b\
a 3 to 2 vote. The issue drew a lively
public response. Many residents urged
the commission to make no changes to
a government they say already works
well. Others believed a manager
would save time and money and move
agenda items faster.
Said Claire Shubert, chair of the
Revision Committee, "Life is different
than when the charter was written. The
town's business is complicated. With
a manager we wouldn't need so many
outside sources ... we would have
continuity."
Another speaker complained that
currently "issues come up that can't
be dealt with until the next meeting.
There are many delays [a manager]
would save time."
But many speakers were content
with the status quo, fearing that step-
ping up the position would mean more
bureaucracy and more expense to the
town. Said one, "It has worked well
for many years. I resent your delegat-
ing your trust to someone else."
Said another, "There could be
moreexpenses, more staff. A chain of
command frightens me."
Wrapping up the opinions of
those against the amendment, Jimmy
Lambert, a resident, said, "The town
Continued on page 3

INSIDE
DB student wins science award.... 10
AAUW ................. ......... 5
Corthinians get new leaders .....11
Classifieds ................................ 16
Puzzles ....................................... 6
Business ......................................7


Mooncusser with its toy soldiers fall victim to the toy cannon as the perennial parade favorite sails
on the Intracoastal Waterway in the Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade. [Photo courtesy of the
Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce]
Judges select 2008 Pompano

holiday boat parade winners


SPECIAL TO THE PELICAN
With close to 40 beautifully deco-
rated boats, it was a difficult decision
for the judges to pick the winners of
the 46th Annual Pompano Beach Holi-
day Boat Parade.
Held on Sunday, Dec. 14, the
decorated boats navigated north on the
Intracoastal Waterway from Pompano
Beach through Lighthouse Point,
Hillsboro Beach and Deerfield Beach.
"The Pompano Beach Chamber of
Commerce would like to thank all the
captains and crews that participated in
this year's parade," said Parade Com-
mittee Chair Gwen Leys.
"This year's parade had its own
challenges, but the smiles on the
thousands of residents and visitors
who come to watch.make it all worth


while," she continued.
Leys announced awards went to
the following entries:
Best in Show
Over 30 - Mr. Bob
Under 30 - Tuned Blue


Continued on page 2


Deerfield Beach

mayor's failure

to declare

'conflict' results

in his arrest,

suspension

By Judy Wilson
PELICAN WRITER
Former Deerfield Beach mayor Al
Capellini has joined his political foe
Steve Gonot as a defendant in unrelat-
ed felony charges brought by the state
attorney's office.
Capellini, 60, was arrested Friday,
Dec. 12 on charges he accepted money
from a developer to move a plat plan
through governmental processes while
not properly disclosing his involve-
ment.
Continued on page 2

Rules to fill

vacant DB

commission

seats established

Mayor's suspension
elevates Poitier

By Judy Wilson
PELICAN WRITER
The luster on two city commis-
sion appointments dimmed Tuesday
when commissioners agreed those
named to fill vacancies created by the
resignation of Commissioner Steve
Gonot and the suspension of Mayor Al
Capellini could not be candidates in
the March 10 election.
To insure this, they also agreed not
to select the two replacements until
January 13, postponing the regularly
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Mayor
Continued from page 1

The alleged activity oc-
curred from January 2003
through December 2007
when Capellini's firm, Crain
Atlantis Engineering, held a
$16,500 contract with Deer-
field Park Developers, or
DPD, and successive owners
to plat the property at Natura
Boulevard and Natura Avenue
and provide development
support. -
According to the affidavit
filed by investigator Angelo
Pazienza, when the plat came
before the Deerfield Beach
City Commission on June 3,
2003, Capellini voted his ap-
proval but did not disclose his
interest in the matter, nor did
he file the required Conflict
of Interest form. At that point,
Atlantis had received $10,000


from DPD and no further pay-
ment was due until the plat
was approved.
Florida Statutes state that
no municipal officer shall vote
in an official capacity on any
measure that results in private
gain. The Statute requires
officials to state their interest
and file a specific form prior
to the vote.
The investigator also
charges that the mayor at-
tempted to influence the
approval process here by
downplaying the signifi-
cance of the plat application.
Natura residents, protesting
the development of the office
complex, were told according
to the complaint, it was "just
a plat."
When the matter came
before the Deerfield Commis-
sion for site plan approval on
April 20; 2004, the complaint
says Capellini "advocated in


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favor of the project attempting
to stave off residents' con-
cerns about traffic."
Although the mayor did
not vote on the site plan, he
also did not disclose that he
had signed off on documents
that moved the entrance to the
office complex from the busy
Natura Boulevard to the resi-
dential Natura Avenue, saying
that it was a county decision.
After the plat was ap-
proved at city and county
levels, the mayor's company
held contracts through 2007
to provide structural, engi-
neering and environmental
services for the project. His
firm now owns and works out
of one of the office buildings
in the complex.
Capellini was removed
from office by the governor
on Monday.
Gonot, 52, a District 4
commissioner and Capellini's
opponent in the March may-
oral election, resigned his seat


last week prior to being arrest-
ed on felony counts of grand
theft and official misconduct.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, or FDLE,
and the Broward State Attor-
ney's Office say Gonot took
$5,135 in campaign money
for his personal use funnel-
ing the funds to a friend for
"supplies and equipment." No
such equipment was delivered
by the time Gonot falsely list-
ed the transaction on his Janu-
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report. Two computers were
belatedly delivered to Gonot
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Chamber Of
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Over 30 - Knot on Call
Under 30 - Reel Nauti
Best Private Boat
Over 30 - Bimini Twist
Under 30 - Reel Priority
Best in Entertainment
Over 30 - Mooncusser
Under 30 - Marks Ark
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Best Commercial Boat
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Chair Persons Award
Jay Dunning,
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The Pompano Beach
Chamber of Commerce and
the Boat Parade Committee
wish to thank the sponsors
and communities whose sup-
port made the event possible:
The City of Pompano Beach,
JM Family Enterprises, Inc,
Publix, Eastern Financial
Florida Credit Union, Na-
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H. Furman Insurance, The
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Care, Inc., Digital Interiors
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Winners will be presented
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Hillsboro
Continued from page 1

. has run perfectly well since
1939. We can get the job done
without adding more people."
Mayor Carmen McGarry,
who received a petition from
residents of a Hillsboro Beach
condo asking for no change
.said, "The commission has
a liaison with police, water,
erosion, transportation, sanita-
tion, fire, permitting, finance
and administration ... and
always has input. To change
the management would
eventually change the entire
establishment."
The majority of work in
the town office is clerical,
McGarry added.
The town has undergone
numerous changes in person-
nel in the past two years.
Half a dozen clerks have left,
and their position, duties and
responsibilities have blurred.
"Now that we have chosen to
retain the clerk, we can move
forward and find the proper
candidate," the mayor said.
The other significant
charter change removes the
4/5 vote needed to fire the city
clerk to a simple 3/2 majority.
The amendment also provides
that commissioners cannot
raise their own salaries and
that email communications
count as written notice for
calling commission meetings.
The second amendment
that will appear on the ballot
eliminates certain special as-
sessment procedures and the
third brings local quasi-judi-
cial proceedings in line with
state requirements.


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Candidates
Continued from page 1
scheduled Jan. 6 meeting.
Filing deadline for the
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9. Open is Gonot's seat and
the District 2 seat held by
Vice Mayor Sylvia Poitier
who replaced Mayor Capel-
lini Tuesday night. Those
selected will serve only
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mission meeting.
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either District 3 Commis-
sioner Marty Popelsky or
District 1 Commissioner
Pam Militello to be vice
mayor.
The reorganization
follows a dramatic turn of
events that began Thursday,
Dec. 11 when Gonot re-
signed before being arrested
and charged by the State
Attorney with three felonies
resulting from an alleged
misuse of campaign funds.
Then on Friday, Mayor


Al Capellini was taken into
custody and charged with
unlawful compensation, a
3rd degree felony.
The charges stem from
work his engineering firm
did to obtain plat and site
approvals for an office
park being built on Natura
Boulevard. Monday, Gov.
Charlie Crist suspended the
mayor. It was an abrupt end
to a 20-year political career,
one which Capellini had in-
tended to continue by seek-
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This week he said he would
not pull out of the race. At
this point, he is unopposed
since his only announced
challenger, Gonot, said he
would not run and would
devote his time to clearing
his name.
Now the mayor's legal
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will have opponents. Show-
ing an interest Tuesday night
was former mayor, Jean
Robb, whom Capellini un-
seated 16 years ago. Any of
the current commissioners
could run including Sylvia
Poitier who served as mayor
in the 60s.
One of Capellini's oppo-
nents four years ago, Marti
McGeary who ran with the
support of the Original Save
Our Beach organization,
said emphatically Tuesday
she would not run. Former
District 1 commissioner,
Peggy Noland had publicly
bowed out of a run this year
for her old seat, but has
expressed an interest in be-
ing mayor sometime in the
future.
Other candidates
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events, two new candi-
dates for commission seats
opened their bank accounts.
In District 2, Gloria Battle
is taking on incumbent
Sylvia Poitier and school
teacher Erma King Jordon.
In District 3, Caryl Berner
best known for her attempts
to remove sectarian prayer
from commission meetings,
is running against incumbent
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Members of the Pompano Beach
American Association of University
Women, or AAUW, gathered on Dec.
5 at the Sea Watch Restaurant for
their annual 'Toys for Tots' luncheon.
Every member and guest walked in
carrying a game, a teddy bear, foot-
ball, stuffed animal, doll and more.
Soon the Santa bags were filled with
toys galore to brighten the holidays
for children who might not otherwise
receive a gift.
According to Donna Bruno, chair-
man of this event, the unwrapped toys
will be gathered and dropped off by
Marge Balhke at the Pompano Beach
Fire Department for later distribution.
As she watched the pile of toys grow,
Bruno told the women, "This year
we will have more children than ever
needing to be remembered, so I thank
you all for your generosity."
The Pompano Beach branch of
AAUW was organized in 1972 and it
has provided intellectual stimulation
to its members and financial scholar-
ships to help deserving young women
further their education ever since.
Helen Elkiss and Emily Farrell
are currently co-presidents of the 45
member branch. "We've lost a few
members to death and move-aways so
we are eager to increase our member
count," Elkiss says. "I've been a
member for 10 years. I moved here as
a snowbird from Chicago, and in this
group I have found the camaraderie
and stimulation I was seeking."
On January 7, the group will visit
the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale
to view the works of Thomas Eakins,
Winslow Homer and representation
from the Ashcan School.
On Jan. 16 there will be a literary


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DonnaBrunochairedthe 'Toys forTots'luncheon -
held on Dec. 5 at the Sea Watch Restaurant in Marge Balhke starts to bag the collection of
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Every year, the Pom- 'Toys for Tots' which will be distributed by the
pano Beach branch of AAUW collects toys, Pompano Beach Fire Department. [Photos by
dolls, stuffed animals and games to brighten the Phyllis J. Neuberger]
holidays for children in need.


Emily Farrell and Helen Elkiss, co-presidents of the Pompano Branch of AAUW, were on hand to
greet members and guests at the 'Toys for Tots' annual luncheon.


meeting. Emily Farrell will review
How Doctors Think by Dr. Jerome
Groopman and if time and discussion
permits she may review Loving Frank,
the story of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Every second and 4th Thursdays of
the month, interested members meet
at the Beachcomber, 1200 S. Ocean
Blvd., Pompano Beach for lunch,
bridge and other games.


Barbara
Seeley Curtis, Esq.
Over 30 Years Experience
Member of FL Bar,
Southern District of Florida
Member of Deerfield
Chamber of Commerce


The fourth Monday of the month
the group meets at the Emma Lou
Olson Pompano Beach Civic Center.
Guest speaker will be Maryann Webel,
AAUW director at large for South
Florida.
And there's more including discus-
sions of global topics, theater, special
exhibits and house tours.
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A lesson from poetry and politics

By Judy Wilson
COMMENTARY

When cataclysmic events occur, I am always reminded of T.S. Eliot's
poem The Hollow Men:. "This is the way the world ends, this is the way
the world ends, this is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a
whimper."
The words mesmerized me in college, although now I can't think
why. The most devastating thing that happened in those days was hav-
ing the Gators lose, taking an astronomy test (never could figure out
when the North Star would rise on say, Oct. 28. Seemed to me it just
did its own thing) or not being asked to a fraternity party.
None of which qualified as world-enders.
What happened last week in Deerfield Beach doesn't qualify either.
So why should Eliot's phrase emerged from nearly forgotten college
catechisms?
Although we were stunned, shocked, dismayed, depending on what
headline you read, our universe remains intact. City government is
proceeding as usual. The remaining three commissioners, somewhat
subdued on Tuesday, carried out their duties while treating one another
more gently than usual. It was very civil and productive. Guidelines for
filling the two vacant commission seats were agreed upon and a time
set to make the decisions.
Is this the honeymoon period of a fractured commission?
Or better yet the dawn of a new age?
Whichever, it's temporary. In March, new faces will occupy those
chairs and more likely than not the struggle to establish position will
begin again.
What the events of last week remind us so clearly is that power is
temporary. For those who wished so long and so hard for Steve Gonot
to disappear, his resignation was anticlimactic. The enemy that had
been so large, was now, so quickly so small. In retrospect, some say it
was a letdown.
For friends and foes of the mayor, his sudden descent left them
momentarily in disbelief and then depending on their persuasion, sad
or relieved. Again, no fireworks, no banners, no celebration. Rather, a
silent retreat.
Much of the mayor's world may have ended. Maybe he can recreate
it. Maybe he will find it not worth the effort.
Either way, the tumble he and Gonot took is a life lesson.
Just when you think you have gotten away with it (whatever IT is in
your world), you can be brought down. And it won't be gloriously. It
will be with a whimper.

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Beach renovation needs thoughtful

dialogue from community

To The Editor:
Your excellent lead article about the newly proposed project for Pompano's
beach was very thought provoking. Thank you for presenting both sides of the
issue.
What was said led me to think about how lucky we are to have one of the
best beaches on the coast, a first-rate golf course, a working airport and munici-
pal facilities that would be the envy of towns even larger than Pompano. Now
we have the opportunity to enhance one of our assets...let's not over reach, let's
look past greed and keep the beach a "positive" for the community.
What we have in front of us is the possibility of bringing our community
together. We can build on a scale and in a way that will be welcoming to all of
our citizens, and we can leave tourism money and headaches to the north and
south of us.
We don't need to be another shopping destination; we need to become a
homeowner destination to more people who will vote with their civic energy as
well as their taxes.
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LBTS says

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can't handle

lifeguards

Recent drownings led town
officials to seek answers to
safer beaches
By Judy Vik
PELICAN WRITER
"Lifeguards are a pipe dream in our
town," Vice Mayor Jerry Mclntee said,
at a recent Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
workshop.
With two miles of beach and 5,800
residents, "Our little town can't
support lifeguard service compa-
rable to Pompano Beach or Deerfield
Beach,". McIntee said.
Three people drowned in the ocean
off LBTS this year, one at the north
end of town and two at the south end.
"We all know lifeguards would be
great. We can't afford it. You can't tell
us where people will drown," Mclntee
said.
Commissioner Birute Clottey, who
called for the workshop on lifeguards,
said she would like to see lifeguards in
the downtown, central part of town in
the places where riptides are preva-
lent.
"The people need to decide," Clottey
added. "They will have to pay for it."
In 2007, when commissioners
looked into providing lifeguards, the
city of Pompano Beach Ocean Rescue
Division submitted a proposal for 14
lifeguards and two lieutenants from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round at a cost of
$1.2 million. Equipment costs upped
the cost to $1.5 million.
Commissioner Stuart Dodd said he
would like a survey done to determine"
the days of the week when drownings
and near-drownings occurred. He said
weekends and when winds are above
10 knots would probably cover 90
percent of the occurrences.
Dodd said he can't justify spending
the money for lifeguards for the con-
dos where public access to the beach
is limited.
He suggested at the minimum


Continued on page 19


They'll bark their appreciation after a visit to

Atlantic Doggery Boutique & Grooming


By Phyllis J. Neuberger
PELICAN STAFF
There's still time to get your furry
best friend all trimmed up for the
holidays and after! Atlantic Doggery
at 2724 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano
Beach, is a perfect one stop shop
where pet owners stream in and out all
day with their pets for grooming ser-
.vices, super premium foods, clothing,
accessories, toys and a sympathetic
ear from the pet loving owners.
'Scott Hamlin, president and his
partner Ron Bumgardner, vice presi-
dent are assisted by Master Groomer,
Brad Erlich. "We all adore our cus-
tomers and it shows," says Hamlin.
"We have a loyal following, and we
are grateful to our clients who make
it possible for us to work at what we
love."
Pompano residents for 13 years,
Hamlin and Bumgardner are celebrat-
ing their first anniversary in business.
Hamlin, a certified groomer, and
Erlich are hands on groomers while
Bumgardner does the books and man-
ages the boutique. Hamlin says, "Our
clients include felines and all breeds
of dogs including poodles, Bichons,
Maltese, Cockers, Yorkies etc. Cage
free day care is one of our popular
services. This really appeals to own-
ers who hate to see their best friends
in cages."
While this interview was taking
place, at least 8 dogs were playing and
running free in a totally separated area
behind the boutique where only staff
and four legged clients are allowed.
Grooming is done in the back
where day care doggies have both
human and peer contact. According to
Hamlin, all of the-newest, high tech
equipment is in use. "Our dryers are
natural air," he says "and the sham-
poos are hypo-allergenic. We use spa
products to pamper pets. Grooming
choices include bath, nails, ears, sani-
tary, breed styling as well as modified
clips, Grooming is not just a beauty
treatment. It's important to an animal's
good health."
He lists a few health reasons.
"Long haired dogs need proper hair


Scott Hamlin, president of Atlantic Doggery, loves everyone of his furry clients and knows how to
keep them happy and looking great. [Photos by Phyllis J. Neuberger]


care to avoid mats and knots which
are not only uncomfortable but also ir-
ritate the skin. Ears should be washed
out and ear hair removed as needed.
Neglected nails can cause infection
and pain. We brush the teeth and offer
an oral gel for at home care to reduce
plaque and tartar."
Melissa Beleski lives nearby and
loves the convenience of Atlantic
Doggery. She dropped in to pick up
her dachshund, Coco, and gave the
place raves. "Coco is groomed here,
and she stays here when I can't be
home with her. Of course I buy all of
her food and presents here as well. I'd
recommend this wonderful place to
any pet lover."
Janette Miller moved into the area
from Ohio about a year ago. She says,


"We're so pleased to have found At-
lantic Doggery. I buy everything for
Bailey and Mia from Scott including
food and toys.
They do an excellent groom-
ing job on my two dogs, and I am
especially grateful to them for their
uncaged day care. They've even taken
them for sleepovers when I was called
out of town. I'm as loyal to them as
they are to me."
Hamlin glows with pleasure at
this praise from his clients. "Yes we
do sleepovers when our clients go on
vacation or are called away. We take
their pets home with us, and they get
the same care as our own poodles,
Levi and Calvin."

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Her floral shop, on Oakland
Park Boulevard just off U.S.
1, is a great place to catch the
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Fresh flowers arrive here
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While her tulips are flown
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"We buy as much as we can
locally to support our com-
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This season, Joy and her
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Continuedfrom page 5

The big fund raiser of
the year is the Dollars for
Scholars luncheon featuring
an author as guest speaker.
Scheduled for March 21 at
the Lighthouse Point Yacht
and Racquet Club, the money
raised will go into the scholar-
ship fund.
Farrell who heads up the
scholarship fund says, "It's
rewarding to help further the
education of deserving wom-
en. We give between one and
four scholarships every year,
depending on the amount of
money we have raised.
Thank you AAUW for your
continued support of educa-
tion for women.
How to apply for a
scholarship
Scholarship applicants must
be U.S. citizens and residents
of Broward or Palm Beach
Counties. They must have a
'B' average and have attended
two years of community or
regular college.
A committee of six reviews
the applications, conducts in-
person interviews and makes
its decision. To apply, call
954-565-0328.
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Doggery
Continuedfrom page 7
Shop the extensive
boutique
Pet food is a big part of
Atlantic Doggery's business.
Hamlin says, "There have
been many scares on this sub-
ject so we are very particular
about the products we sell. We
make sure they are all natural
with no by- products. I am
happy to guide shoppers to
the right choices with proper
nutrition for their pets."
Find an attractive collec-
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including affordable luxury
jewelry, leashes, collars,
charms, and there are even
necklaces and bracelets for
the pet's mother.
A large selection of cloth-
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clothing and Petflys with
matching.carry bags.
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By Judy Wilson
PELICAN WRITER
Have the sublime suburbs
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the mean streets? Parents
using the pavilion in Vil-
lages of Hillsboro Park last
Sunday may think so. When
they arrived for a tot's birth-
day party, they found graphic
images and profanities spray
painted on the walls and floors-
of the pavilion. They hast-
ily applied paint to.cover the
most offensive words and the
party went on. But the inci-
dent was not an isolated one.


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problems," said Bill Ganz,
president of the Deer Isles
Homeowners Association.
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last weekend, it stepped up a
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Vandals did substan-
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breaking lights there and on
a flagpole and covering a
BSO car parked nearby with
black paint. The damage to
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"We used to know the
kids around here, but now we
can't ID them. And the level
of disrespect for authority has
accelerated," Ganz said. Fires
have been set in the pavil-
ion as least twice in the last
month, he added.
The park, on the Hills-
boro Canal west of Powerline
Road, is bordered by several
residential developments,
most closely by Deer Isles and
Starlight Cove. Tuesday night,
the Deer Isles Homeowners
Board voted to pay BSO for
additional detail to patrol their
neighborhood. "I'm not ask-
ing for the kids to be thrown
in jail, but they should be
arrested. Let's inconvenience
the parents ... rattle their
cages," Ganz said.
East of Powerline Road
in Deer Creek Country Club,


Homeowners Association
president, Gary Lother, said
his neighborhood is also being
affected. Several weeks ago,
two men persuaded a woman.
living in The Hollows to open
her door to them. She was
struck in the head and some
of her jewelry taken. "Never
trust anyone you don't know,"
Lother said. "Always be wary
of strangers and BSO tells us
to always call them if any-
thing seems suspicious."
His association has also
hired a special BSO detail to
patrol Deer Creek. "We think
it is a deterrent," Lother said.
Lt. Sudler said the situa-
tion has caused a stepped-up
surveillance of the Villages
park and the area around
it. "We have detectives in
unmarked cars, zone deputies,
traffic units and drug details,


in short a slew of personnel
out there. We are confident
we will stop this activity and
or catch the people doing it."
The western communi-
ties have already formed an
alliance that meets to discuss
common problems. Now,
Ganz said, they are sharing
information via the internet
about threats to their neigh-
borhoods.
This week, two messages
went out, one concerning the
park vandalism, the other
about a Blue Oldsmobile
with an expired temporary
tag. One of the occupants
was seen leaving the car and
knocking on doors of homes.
When a resident began fol-
.lowing in her car, the group
left the development. Ganz

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Friday, December 19, 2008


Crime


Continued from page. 14
said he shares only substan-
tiated alerts bypassing one
three weeks ago that a rape
had occurred. "It was not
accurate. We didn't circulate
that," he said.
This week, when residents
who witnessed a burglary
in progress called police the
suspect was apprehended
within 60 minutes and the
stolen property recovered.
"We can't do that without
the public's help," Lt. Sudler
said. He called the efforts of
the neighborhood associations
"phenomenal" and said his
deputies attend all association
meetings. In addition, Citizens
on Patrol units working out of
the BSO Substation on Pow-
erline Road are very active Lt.
Sudler said.


Browdy
Continued from page 10
is the study of making things
smaller. "We used nano
particles which are about
one-billionth of a meter and
organized them," Browdy
said. The particles are flores-
cent under ultra violet light.
Currently industries like
medicine and media use these
nano particles in surgery and
communication technology.
"They're trying to find the
best ways to organize these
particles," Browdy explained.
"We thought length was
the best way to organize them,
and we tried to show this in
our project."
Once this project was done
Browdy submitted her re-
search to the Siemens Com-
petition in Math Science and


Technology.
Of 1,205 projects sub-
mitted, 96 moved on to the
regional finals. Browdy was
one of six Florida students
to make it this far. "The day
I looked on the web site, I
didn't really know what it
meant. I was freaking out and
my mom was freaking out,"
said Browdy. "I knew my
paper was good, but I didn't
know it was that good."
As a regional finalist she
won a $1,000 college schol-
arship and $2,000 for her
school.
"It really wasn't until the
Legacy Heritage Internship
For Young Scientists program
that her enthusiasm really
came out," said Browdy's
high school chemistry teacher,
Heidi Hester. "She works
hard and challenges herself
and the quality of her writing


has such depth," said Hester.
"She produced a piece of
work that was very well done.
Aside from all of her
academic accolades Browdy
also boasts a full load of extra
curricular activities.
She swam five days a
week for two to three hours a
day during the season on the
swim team, is active in her
temple youth group and as
Key Club President for over a
year she has accumulated over
300 community service hours.
Browdy was also a Nation-
al Commended Merit Student.
She hopes to attend Amherst
University in Massachusetts
and study chemistry and drug
research. "It's helpful to know
what you like so when you
get to high school you can
focus more on that," advises
Browdy. "Oh, and don't pro-
crastinate."


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HOME HEALTH AIDES/CNA'S
-Needed For Private Duty
Agency In Lighthouse Point.
ApplicationsAcceptedTuesdays
And Thursdays. Call 954-783-
1998. DFWP 12/19

PEST CONTROL CO. -
Seeking Experienced Pest
Control Sales and Service
Technicians. Also Office
Personnel. Call 954-570-
5307.12/26

TOUR COMPANY NEEDS
Part-Time Driver. Prefer
Retired Or Semi Retired
Person. Will Train Right
Person. 954-784-4064 Leave
Message.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR
Full-time Accountant/Sales
Rep. 1 Year In The Field-Of
Accounting Or Sales Is
Required. Submit Resume
Via E-mailTo hiring00010@
gmail.com.

SECRETARY & PERSONAL
ASSISTANT - High Pay
- Short Hours. Pompano
Beach 954-781-7310.

SINGER NEEDED FOR Sunday
Service! Racially Mixed Church
In Pompano Beach. 954-943-
3715 Or 954-592-4959. C

SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
USCG LICENSED CAPTAIN
Needs Offshore Crew/Mate
Work For License Upgrade.
Fishing Or Cruising. Please
Call Ben 541-944-6105.


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SERVICES
HONEST HANDYMAN - all
types of home repairs, including
plumbing, painting, electrical,
carpentry, etc. no job t6o small.
Fast, friendly service. Best
reputation in the business call
todayforyourfree quote. Lic/Ins
754-366-1915 12/26

EXCESS JUNKIE ! Call Bill
Anderson Trash Removal
and Hauling, Residential/
Commercial Cleanouts,
Construction Debris,
Appliances, Furniture, Etc.
Reliable and Reasonable.
Ref. and Lic. Provided. 954-
937-8946,

EMERALD. IRISH
CLEANING - EST 20 Yrs.
English Speaking. Cleaning
Supplies. Hand Scrubbed
Floors. Detailed. December
Special 3 Hrs $55.4 Hrs $65.
Service Guaranteed. www.
emeraldirishcleaning.com.
954-524-3161.

EXTREME CLEAN HOME
SERVICES - Interior Home
Cleaning. License & Insured.
20 Point Quality Check List.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
References Available. 954-
826-7809.

TRANSPORT DRIVER AT
YOUR SERVICE -to Airports,
Shopping, Appointments, Etc.
$20/hr. 24-7 Days/Week. Call
Dine 954-956-8474 or 201-370-
1622. C

DRIVEYOUTO SHOPPING OR
WILL SHOP FOR YOU - Run
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$20/hr. Two-HourMinimum. Call
954-678L8066. C


SEEKING MOUNTAIN
DULCIMER PLAYERS-Any BUSINESS
Level. Contact John Huxley OPPORTUNITIES
954-941-2220.
SELL YOUR BUSINESS!!
SPECIAL cal Russell Cohen 954-
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NOTICES comrcohen@tworld.com.
STransworld Business
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR Brokers Lic R.E. Broker
CUSTOMERS For Attending
Our 1stYearAnniversary Party!! AUTO REPAIR SHOP-Good
Annies Nails Pompano Beach. Locaton - Pompano. 50%
12/19Location - Pompano. 0%
1219 Share For Sale. Call 954-
632-9981.

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operation, Local Seamless
Gutter Co., Truck, Equipment
and Yellow Page ad. incl.
$38,000. Call 954-868-5560.
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POMPANO BEACH
Hillsboro Shores
Come home io comfort and the beach...old world
custom 4 BD 3 1/2 BA estate built for owners...
charm, warmln & traditional elegance In a
beachfront community. Inviting living room
overlooks pool w/fiber optic lighting & raised spa
g nas custom crown molding, wet bar, fireplace,
faux painling. 56' fiat screen. TV w/surround
sound. Gourmet kitchen has island bar for
impromptu meals & features maplewood cabinets,
granite counter, custom backsplash, stainless
steel appliances including thermador designer
gas stove. Master bedroom has a separate
dressing area w/walk in closets w/bathroom with
jacuzzi tub, spacious designer shower & marble
counters. From the second floor balcony walk up
to-lhe widow's walk to view the ocean and
Hillsboro Lighthouse. Asking $1,395,000.


IN D U S T R IA L
OPPORTUNITIES - The
lowest-cost, most sensitive
ice sensing systems in the
world. Manufactured locally.
STRATEGIC PARTNERS
SOUGHT NOW. Sales,
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HOUSE FOR
SALE
POMPANO BEACH 2/2 HOUSE
In Excellent Condition. $149,900.
Possible Owner Financing.
Realty 3000. 561-866-3839.
12/19

BEST LEISUREVILLE (Over
55) 3/2, Garage, Golf. Land
Lease Paid. $133,000. Owner
May Carry. Lease $1100. Open
House. 954-781-6902 Or 954-
261-8700. 12/19

POMPANO - REDUCED
$7000!OVER55-Leisureville
- 2/2 With Garage, Family
Room. No Land Lease. Free
Golf, Etc. Was $116,900
- Now $109,900. 954-784-
7150.

DEERFIELD BEACH - MUST
SEE. EAST OF FED. HWY.
2/1. Sunroom. Garage. Central
A/C. Close to Beach, Shopping
and Restaurants. New 40-year
dimensional roof. $250K. Call
561-901-3802.

CONDOS FOR
SALE
LIGHTHOUSE POINT - 2
Condos - By Owner. 1/1.5
$229,900 - 2/2 $309,900.
On ICW, Boat Dock. Newly
Renovated In/Out. Rented
Yrly. 732-581-4735.

FOR SALE BY OWNER
Century Village Deerfield
Beach. Completely
Renovated 2/2 Condo.
Asking $115,000. All Offers
Considered. Arnold 954-
698-1025.

LAUD BY THE SEA - Best
Buy! Remodeled 2 Bedroom.
Walk To Beach, Shops,
Restaurants. Very Quiet.
55+. Beautiful Complex.
$214,900. Owner 413-244-
2807. 01/09

POMPANO BEACH-CLEAN
1/1. Direct ICW View. Boat
Parade Dally.WalkTo Private
Beach. Bldg Completely
Renovated. All Ages
Welcome. $175,000. Call
Susan At Nllsen Realty.
954-732-2038.

POMPANO BEACH - 1
Bedroom 1 Bath Apt. 1st
Floor. Small Complex.
$27,000. Please Call 954-
815-1897.

POMPANO BEACH - 2 BD/2
BA On The Sand. Beautiful
Direct Ocean and Pier Views.
Two Oceanside Balconies.
Fully Remodeled. Low Maint.
Fees. All concrete restoration
completed. Small pets O.K.
Plenty of parking. 954-478-
6187. C

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LBTS - SOUTH LEISURE - 1
BD/1 BA Ground Floor, Corner
Condo With Private Patio. One
Block To Beach. Heated Pool,
Clubhouse, New Hurricane
Shutters, Open, Airy, Bright. Call:
954-493-8894. C

POMPANO BEACH 1
BEDROOM 1 BATH Updated
Apt On 14th Street By The
Beach. $159,900. Call 954-941-
2600. Ask for George. 12/26 C


CO-OP SALES
LIGHTHOUSE POINT - 2/2
Ground Floor Apt. 55+.Walk
To Library & Publix.$78,000.
Call 954-822-4543.


HOMES FOR
RENT
POMPANO LEISUREVILLE
- 2/2 Furnished Home. Large
Screened Porch. Very Nice.
$1,000/ Month. Also available
for seasonal; 2/1 Unfurnished.
New Bath, Kitchen.$800/Month.
Realty 3000. 561-866-3839.
12/19

POMPANO/ONLY$999MONTH.
Updated Kitchen and Bath.
2BD Home. Carport. Fenced
Corner Lot, Minutes to Citi
Center. Archway Realty. 954-
942-7007 12/26

POMPANO - Hillsboro
Shores, Completely
Remodeled, 3BD/1BA with
Pool, Steps from Private
Beach accessed with key,
$2200/mo. Call 954-326-
9460.

POMPANO BEACH - 2/1
HOME. Large Fenced Yard,
Pets OK. Central A/C, W/
D, Carport. Lease/Option.
$1175 Mo. Possible Owner
Financing. 954-564-4446.
01/02


SEASONAL
RENTALS
POMPANO BEACH - Island
Club 2/2. S.E. Corner, 9th
Floor. Beautiful Bright Apt.
Great Views. 954-785-0177.

POMPANO-Beautiful 1/1
and 2/2 vacation condo in
gated waterfront community.
Available seasonal or longer
from $1700/mo. Call Petra,
Distinctive Realty. 954-593-
8495.

POMPANO BEACH - Island
Club 2/2 Furnished Apt
On Canal With Dock. Near
Beach. $1700 Month. Susan
Nilsen Realty 954-732-
2038.

POMPANOBEACH-1 Bedroom
On Intracoastal And Block to
Beach. Updated, Spotless
and Beautiful. $2500 Month.
Everything Included. Views From
All Rooms. 954-783-6247. No
Pets. 01/02

POMPANO FT LAUD LINE
1/1.5 Fully Furnished. Available
Immediately. Season $1250 Mo
Or Yrly Lease $850+ Electric.
Close to all Amenities. 954-401 -
8607 12/19


CONDOS FOR
RENT
DEERFIELD BEACH - Great
2/2. New carpet, paint, stove,
tile. Second Floor corner unit
with Balcony and Pool. Very
nice. $825 mo. No Pets Or
Realtors. Also 2/2 Same As
Above. 1st Fir Corner, No
Balcony. $800 mo. 1-631-
885-3342.

POMPANO BEACH -New 2
Bedroom 2.5 Bath Condo On
ICW. 9th Floor. Great View.
Many Amenities. Walk To
Beach. $3750 Month. 651-
235-1377.

POMPANO BEACH - 2
BEDROOM 1 BATH. Small
Office. Pool, Washer, Dryer,
Tennis, Pets Welcome.
$900 Month. 954-937-3872.
12/19

POMPANO BEACH - Sea
Haven 2/2 Furnished Condo.
Pool, Marina, Clubhouse.
$1150 Mo Yrly Or $1800 Mo
Seasonal. Call For Pictures.
609-504-3218.

POMPANO ISLAND CLUB
- 2/2 Overlooking Canal.
Furnished Or Unfurnished.
Available Immediately
$1200. Emerald Tower.
Private Beach On Deepwater.
1900 sq ft 2 or 3 Bedroom, 2
Bath, Washer/Dryer In Unit,
CornerView Of Ocean From
Wrap Around Balcony/All
Amenities. Asking $1800
Offers Considered. Call
Joanne Smith, Balisteri
Realty 954-649-1410.

POMPANOBEACH-2 BR/2BA
Upgraded Unfurn Corner
Condo With Beautiful Lake
Santa Barbara & ICW Views.
Many Amenities, Pool, Fitness
Room, Laundry, Dockage.
$1395 Per Mo Yrly. 757-718-
0393.


APTS FOR RENT
POMPANO BY THE BEACH
- Large, Clean 2/2 Duplexes
with yard, Efficiencies and
1 Bedroom apts. Avail.,
Furnished & Unfurnished.
Some With Utilities Included.
Pool, Laundry. $795 & Up
Yearly. 954-608-7368.

POMPANO COZY 1/1 Apt.
Laundry Facility & Pool. 1 Block
W Of Federal Hwy. Yrly Rental
$675 Month. 954-783-3723.
01/09

POMPANO BEACH 1/1 E Of
Federal. Walk To Everything.
Tiled, Patio. $700/Mo. F/US. Call
954-295-8908. 12/26

POMPANO BEACH - 1/1
Furnished/Unfurnished. /2
Block To Beach. Very Private.
Front Porch/Yard. $1000
Month Yrly. 239-898-4799.

DEERFIELD/POMPANO
BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts
For Rent. Remodeled, Paint,
Tile, Etc. Washer/Dryer On
Site. Pool. Frank 954-545-
5599.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT
WATERFRONT-2/2Unfumished
Apt. W/D. Pool. Yrly rental. More
Info 954-801-4717. C 1/09


ROOM-MATES
WANTED
POMPANO BEACH - 14 St.
Causeway. 2/2 Furnishing Apt.
For 1 Person. $650 Month
Includes All. 954-326-3356.
12/19


STUDIO/
EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
- Large Efficiency With Kitchen
Available. Laundry And Pool On
Premises. No Pets. 954-294-
8483 or 248-736-1533


WAREHOUSES/
SALE
DEERFIELD BEACH - Dixie
Hwy/Sample Road. 1,000 Or
2,000 Sq Ft Bays. Both With
Office + Bathroom. Zoned M-1.
Owner Finance. Perfect For
Personal Auto Repair/Storage.
954-647-1655 12/19


COMMERCIAL
SPACE FOR
RENT
R E C ES S I ON
CONCESSION!! Prime Shop
Or Office. Located at NE 34 Ct
& Dixie Hwy in Oakland Park
Fl. Approx 920 sq ft. $750/mo
Plus Tax For The first year.
Water and waste free!! Will
not last. 954-563-3533.

PRIME RESIDENTIAL/
COMMERCIAL Property. 530
E Sample Rd. POMPANO
BEACH. Approx. 900 Sq Ft.
$950 Month Yrly. Lease. 954-
783-3723. 01/09


OFFICE/BAY
POMPANO BEACH 425 Sq
Ft Office/Bay With Bath
On Dixie Hwy. $450 Month.
954-821-1880.


STORAGE
DEERFIELD/POMPANO -
Outdoor storage, truck/trailers/
boats. Call 954-520-1777.
12/19

DRY LOT Boat Storagell
Small And Large Vessels.
Pompano Paint & Body.
700 S Dixie Hwy. West. Call
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ANTIQUES
WANTED - STAMP
COLLECTIONS And
Accumulations. House Calls
Made. Call John At 954-467-
7128. 01/02
NICEOLDTHINGSWANTEDTO
BUYI! Watches, Fountain Pens,
Jewelry, WWII Memorabilia,
Sterling Silverware, Gold &
.Silver Coins, Broken'Gold. Dirk
954-709-995R. 12/19
ANTIQUE FIREPLACE-frame
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obo. Call Jennifer 954-547-4460
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FOR SALE
MATTRESSES - TWIN $90.
FULL $110. QUEEN $130.
KING $180. FRAMES $30.00.
Bunk Beds $179. Futons &
Roll-A-Ways Available. CAN
DELIVERI! 954-465-6498.
WANTED DIVERS' WATCHES
- Military Watches, Aviator
Watches, Also Jaeger,
LeCoultre. Any Age, Any Kind,
Any Condition. Call Dirk 954-
709-9956. 12/19
QUEEN BEDROOM SET.- 2
Lamps, Night Stands, Dresser/
Mirror, Incl Box Spring & Mattress
$135. EntertainmenlCenter$35
2 Glass/Wood End Tables $30.
954-326-3'56. 12/19.
TREADMILL PRO FORM-740
CS Space Saver Digital Incline
Calories Distance. Heart Rate
Multi Program. $200: 954-695-
2101. 12/19
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ft. Mercury Outboard. Owner
got: bigger boat. Pompano
Beach. $3,500. Call 954-782-
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Oh! The weather
outside is frightful!
It's more than a song. Please keep in mind
the homeless men, women and children of St.
Laurence Chapel in Pompano Beach, when you
air out those sweaters and blankets.
On cold days, the homeless in our chapel need
blankets for the night.
If you have extras, please drop them off at The
Pelican Newspaper, 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd.
Thank You to the many people who
contributed new socks and underwear. They
were received with great thanks and promptly
distributed to the people who needed them.


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Joy's Florist
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one of the most memorable
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""I have to have interviews
with the bride and get a feel
for her tastes and desires.
We make the bouquets, the
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whatever she wants from
arranging the d6cor for her
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Paolo says the shop has
thousands of clients who
have been with Joy over
many years. Those clients
feel they can rely on Joy's
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Besides the decorating and
fresh flowers, Joy's Florist
restores old silk arrangements.
"We don't just clean them,
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new look."
Sharon Binkerd, owner of
Interiors By Decorating Den,
3415 NE 12 Terrace, Fort
Lauderdale, says she counts
on Joy's Florist all year long.
"Whether it's Valentine's Day
or Mother's Day, Joys hasit
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One of Blinker's big event
is the Bonnet House fund
raiser where Joy's florals are
a centerpiece for the event.
Joy's arrangements are also
part of Blinkerd's political
fund raisers as well.
"Sometimes I need
permanent florals for interior
designs, and I call Joy. It's
amazing what that team can
do. She even uses the owner's
containers if they want it. And
I love their work with tropical
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the town should provide
weekend coverage with
ATVs and maybe employ
casual help for the Volunteer
Fire Department. "Currently
the VFD patrols the beach
on ATVs, but they are not
lifeguards. A dozen members
are trained in ocean rescue,
and additional classes are
planned starting next month.
Commissioner Jim


Silverstone said even if the
town had lifeguards every 500
feet, there's no guarantee that
everyone would be saved. He
added that the town soon will
have numbered poles erected
along the beach, so when
there is an emergency, people
can more readily identify their
location.
He said the biggest danger
is kids running away from
their families.
Mayor Roseann Minnet
urged the commission


recently to send a resolution '
to the county noting that it's
the county's responsibility to.
subsidize towns for lifeguard
services. The commission
approved the resolution.
"It's important to protect
people who come to town, but
residents shouldn't bear the'
burden," Minnet said.
.State law does not require'
town's to provide lifeguards
for a "natural body of Water."
And Town Attorney Dan
Abbott was opposed to a


perception of protection. "The
worst way to be liable is to
mislead your guests," Abbott
said. "Let it be known that
there are no lifeguards. If you
provide lifeguards at certain
times or in certain weather
conditions, make it crystal
clear that they won't get more
protection than that."
Several members of the
United States Lifesaving
Association, or USLA,
spoke in favor of providing
lifeguards.


Joe McManus, president of
the USLA Southeast Region,
said Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
has six access points to the
beach. "You are encouraging
beach activity. You have an
obligation to protect people
using the beach."
Town resident Evelyn
Wajcer said she was walking
along the beach the day a
couple washed ashore. Now
she swims in Fort Lauderdale
to swim in where she knows
there are lifeguards.


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