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Title: Pompano Pelican
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Publication Date: 04-27-2012
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Friday, April 27, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 17 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: siren2415@gmail.com Pompano Beach • Deer eld Beach • Lighthouse Point • Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors • Oakland Park • Hillsboro Beach • The Galt • Palm Aire The P e l i c a n Pelican There’s good reason to vote for Pompano as shing meccaBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Thanks to the efforts of one local innkeeper, Pompano Beach is in the running for selection as “Ultimate Fishing Town.” Elaine Fitzgerald, owner of Beach Vacation Rentals, nominated the city in an online contest sponsored by World Fishing Network. Now she’s encouraging others who share her view to go online and cast their votes during the month of May. “People who like to fish know” (why Pompano should be selected), she said. “Residents not familiar with fishing might be proud to know why Pompano Beach should be named the Ultimate Fishing Town.” Oakland Park approves land buy for Prospect Gardens parkBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park City commissioners in Oakland Park have authorized city officials to execute an agreement with Diamond Financial Services, LLC, for purchase of two parcels at 5081 NW Fifth Ave for a pocket park in Prospect Gardens. The asking price is $80,000. The vote approving the purchase was unanimous at a special meeting of the commission Monday, See FISHING MECCA on page 17 See LAND BUY on page 5 Roscoe Owens takes a bite out of a turkey leg at the annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival on Saturday. [Photo by Michael d’Oliveira]By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach A damp and dreary South Florida Saturday couldn’t keep Boca resident Jason Hill and his wife, Elise, from breaking their sixyear tradition of attending the annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival.Sunday sunshine helps Seafood Fest make it through another year “It’s tradition. We haven’t missed a year. Why start now?” he asked, adding, “I can’t remember it being this bad ever. Still a good time though.” Unfortunately for vendors and festival promoters, the weather kept many away Friday and most of Saturday. See SEAFOOD FEST on page 21 Parks advisory board gathering forces to ban beach smokingBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Rafael Katz recalls an ugly incident on the beach here that impelled him to action. “My children were playing in the sand and digging holes,” he says. “They got [cigarette] butts in their shovels.” Katz, an attorney in Hollywood and a Pompano Beach resident, serves on the city’s parks and recreation advisory board. The beach trucks that clean the beaches don’t have the kinds of blades that pick up butts, so Katz added, they stay embedded in the sand carrying germs. See SMOKING BAN on page 12 FEMA says city owes $1.6 million for ineligible Hurricane Wilma projectsBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach After months of negotiation, the city is being asked to remit $1.6 million in federal funds paid for the cleanup of Hurricane Wilma. The major work the Federal Emergency Management Agency, See FEMA on page 29

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2 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 SightingsA community calendar of Broward County. Please email information to siren2415@ gmail.com By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioners gave the green light to a design plan for Commercial Boulevard from the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge to Seagrape Drive Tuesday. The vote was 4-1, Vice Mayor Scot Sasser dissenting. Commissioners chose a plan that keeps parallel parking on both sides of Commercial Boulevard and added landscaping between parking spaces. The plan also includes a multi-purpose pedestrian-bike lane and angled parking in the parking lots. During a recent special meeting, the commission heard from business owners and residents. The merchants Lauderdale-By-The-Sea moves forward with Commercial Boulevard designpreferred the selected design. Some residents preferred an alternate design with back out parking on to Commercial. In the approved design, existing parking lots are reconfigured, reversing the direction of internal travel lanes and reversing angled parking so the front of parked vehicles face the boulevard. Dimensions of the parking lot have been redesigned allowing for 15-foot wide sidewalks in front of businesses. Business signage locations are designated along with entry signage locations to the town. In dissenting, Sasser said the plan involves spending a lot of money without enough change. He said the plan doesn’t give him the boulevard effect he’s seeking and still needs work. Commissioner Stuart Dodd expressed concerns about safety of the multipurpose lane. While she favored the option selected, Mayor Roseann Minnet said she shared some of Sasser’s concerns. She said she would like to see more “pop” to the design. She wants people to know they are in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea once they cross the bridge. Hugh Johnson, landscape architect with Architectural Alliance, said the area will be wildly different from what it is now with tropical landscaping, signage and an entryway feature. He said the design team will continue to fine tune their work, accommodate commissioner concerns and add greenery. In other business, commis-See LBTS on page 3 Music, Film & Theatre4-27 & 28 – Deerfield Beach Wine and Food Festival at Quiet Waters Park, 401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Cost varies. Visit www.DeerfieldBeachWineAndFoodFestival.com or 561-338-7594. 5-4 & 20 – Little Women, The Musical at Sol Children See SIGHTINGS on page 15

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The Pelican 3 Friday, April 27, 2012 LBTSContinued from page 2 sioners unanimously agreed to give designers the go-ahead to proceed with plans for improvements on Bougainvilla Drive. They approved construction of a roundabout at Washingtonia Avenue, the addition of trees and tree islands where possible and designing drainage for a 10-year storm. They said “no” to pervious pavers and to narrowing the swale. By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors After six months of negotiations, city officials and members of the Broward Police Benevolent Association, or PBA, which represents law enforcement personnel, have agreed to a three-year contract. On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved the contract, saying that they had to strike a balance between the needs of police officers and the needs of the taxpayers. “I wish we could pay more,” said Commissioner Ted Galatis. “Everyone has to feel the pain.” Commissioner Julie Wilton Manors of cials, PBA agree on three-year police contractCarson added that negotiating a three-year contract, instead of the one-year contracts the city has been forging with the PBA since 2010, would save the city in legal costs. The new contract, effective April 27, grants PBA members a one percent wage adjustment the first year and a one percent adjustment the second year. When that happens the base pay rate will range between $19.72 per hour to $38.33 with many making $26 an hour and above. When the third year of the contract comes up, the PBA and city can sit down for further discussions. “The city can bring two items to the table and the PBA can bring two items to the table,” said City Manager Joseph Gallegos. The city also agreed to give the PBA a $10,000 lump sum to disperse among its members, to settle a claim of unfair labor practices. The case stems, in part, from claims by the PBA that the city did not fulfill promises it made during contract negotiations. Also per the agreement, effective the next time the city renews its healthcare plan, each PBA member will pay 15 percent of his or her healthcare premium plus 50 percent of the premium of any dependents on his or her plan. Before, according to Dio Sanchez, human resources manager, the city paid 100 percent of the premium. “That was the biggest change,” said Sanchez. PBA members who live outside the city and take home a municipal vehicle will also be charged between $20 and $50 per month, depending on the distance from the station to his or her residence. That stipulation has been a part of previous PBA contracts. Resident Paul Kuta said that commissioners who vote on the PBA contract and seek an endorsement from the organization are committing a conflict of interest. In an interview with The Pelican Commissioner Julie Carson said that she doesn’t think endorsements are conflicts of interest, but she would like to avoid the appearance of one. “It’s better to err on the side of caution.” Carson added that if she runs again when her term is up in November, she would not seek the PBA’s endorsement again. In 2010, Carson See PBA on page 11

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4 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFFort Lauderdale One man’s trash is one Ronald McDonald House’s treasure. On April 21, Oakland Park Kiwanis Club members delivered 325 pounds of aluminum can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale. Stacy Celestin, assistant house manager for Ronald McDonald, said the tabs will fetch 53 cents per pound and generate an extra $173 dollars for the house. “This is our third year. We’ve collected over a million of these [for Ronald McDonald House],” said Dennis Buchta, Kiwanis board member. Kiwanis members also repaved a walkway at the house, donated 75 bottles of laundry detergent and cooked lunch for the 10 families living in the house at the time. Ronald McDonald House provides families a place to stay while their child receives medical treatment. Celestin estimates the detergent is enough to take care of laundry needs for the next six to eight months. The genesis of the “Walkway of Hope,” said Buchta, Kiwanians turn can tabs into cash for Ronald McDonald House Dennis Buchta, Kiwanis board member, smooths out some of the stones the club used to build the Walkway of Hope. [Photo by Michael d’Oliveira]came when one of the members tripped on one of the stepping stones when the club delivered its annual donation of detergent last year. “So we said, ‘let’s build a better sidewalk,’” said Buchta, who estimates that the $750 spent on the walkway is the most money the club has ever committed to one project. Along with 25 pink stones, rocks and sand, members laid down 20 pavers decorated by students at Oakland Park Elementary School. “I never thought it would come out like this,” said Buchta. Celestin told Kiwanis members that she couldn’t wait to see the faces of families and staff members when they saw See KIWANIS on page 11

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The Pelican 5 Friday, April 27, 2012 Commissioner Jed Shank urged city staff to consider the property, noting that residents often comment that all the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency funds are being spent downtown. “The neighborhood is very deserving of this,” he said. Robert Rutherford, president of the Prospect Gardens Community Group, said the park is an amenity the neighborhood needs. “We’re very happy the commission supports it.” Another ordinance, authorizing purchase of three properties at 1228, 1254 and 1266 Land buyContinued from page 1NE 38 St. failed by a vote of 4-1 with Vice Mayor John Adornato casting the only vote in favor of the purchase. Tontina, Inc., owner of the properties, was asking $1.365 million. Adornato unsucsessfully moved to support a third ordinance, calling for purchase of property owned by St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church of India at 3721 NE 13 Ave. for $425,000. Adornato said he supported the acquisitions because “it sends the message Oakland Park is open for business, and we want to work with the community.” The city is applying for reallocation of funds under an interlocal agreement with Broward County. A balance of $10.2 million remains of an original $13 million grant. City and county commissioners must approve the reallocation. Last week, commissioners authorized the purchased of the Sikes Tile property on Northeast 12 Avenue, Squire Plaza at Northeast 34 Court and Dixie Highway and the Schnell property on Northeast 37 Street. Appraisals must be submitted to Broward by May 8. Commissioner Shari McCartney said she is “pretty confident that purchase of the core pieces are sufficient to spur development.” She referred to the parcels approved last week. By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors Do you Burgoo? That’s the question Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club members are asking. And the answer can be found at the club’s annual Burgoo BBQ Bash, May 5 from 4:30 to 11 p.m. at 2749 NE 14 Ave., Wilton Manors, the same day the Kentucky Derby is held. With plenty of meats, vegetables and other ingredients, including chicken, pork, lamb, beef, corn, peas onions, okra, green beans and carrots, Bur-Kiwanis’ Kentucky Derby tradition continues May 5 goo has something for every palate. “It’s different each time. You name it. It’s pretty much in there,” said Tom Blanski, club president. Asked what Burgoo tastes like, with so many different flavors, Blanski says the pork will probably get the most attention. And for those not into Burgoo, chicken and pork will also be served. There will also be two contests: best desert and best decorated hat. The dish gets its name from the signature stew served during the Kentucky Derby’s two-week-long festivities. And along with a live showing of the Kentucky Derby race, attendees can also enjoy the sounds of the Green Onions, a local band that plays See BURGOO on page 12

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6 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland ParkWilton Manors • Oakland Park • Hillsboro Beach The Pompano Pelican is published weekly on FridaysStreet Address: 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Telephone: 954-783-8700 • Fax: 954-783-0093Letters to the Editor are encouraged and accepted for print if signed, although a writer’s name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $31.80 including tax for one year’s delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $95.40/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. The Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2012. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. The Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. The Pelican is a state certi ed woman-owned minority business. The Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, of ces, hospitals, news racks and single family homes. All advertising and copy is published at the sole discretion of the publisher. We welcome your critiques and ideas concerning this publication. Anne Siren, publisherExecutive Assistant: Mary Hudson Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Michael d’Oliveira Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Bill Fox Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 • Volume XX, Issue 17 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsContinuing beach erosion far greater problem than turtle lightingTo the Editor, We live in Hillsboro Beach. We have the same problem as Jim Caggiano’s letter about the lights and turtles. The cost of changing light bulbs at our building, Hillsboro Island House, 1160 Hillsboro Mile, and all along the Deer eld Beach walkway is an unnecessary expense. Many condos along the mile have had to change bulbs to amber color. We also read about the issue of turning off the lighthouse at the Hillsboro Inlet which is ridicules to think we are putting turtles ahead of the safety of sailors and pilots. We at the Hillsboro Island House have more important issues: i.e. installing break waters to stop the loss of our beach sand, and I haven’t seen a news article on the Apr. 12 meeting at the Hillsboro Town Hall about beach renourishment. At that meeting, there were local homeowners that gave great presentations about the beach sand problem and had questioned for Coastal Systems International that gave a hot spot presentation. Let’s keep our priorities straight and put our efforts into what is really important. John Luca Hillsboro BeachMore scrutiny of Pompano Beach 50-year lease needed To the Editor; After watching the Pompano Beach CRA meeting April 17, I was concerned to hear Commissioner Barry Dockswell ask for a vote to evaluate the money involved in the lease for the hotel. When the question was asked about the cost for this study, it was brie y discussed and agreed upon that it was too expensive. When you are considering a 50year lease, it would seem wise to pay $5,000 to $10,000 for another opinion on the matter. You could ultimately be talking about millions lost over the lease period. While the public may be happier with a hotel instead of a parking garage, we are giving up a single large parcel of land for a period of time that will outlive all of us. I think the commission (acting as the CRA) should reconsider Commissioner Dockswell’s request for an outside rm’s assessment before approving this lease Portia Castenholz Pompano Beach Law amending Sunday morning alcohol sales needs full considerationTo the Editor, The City of Deerfield Beach’s recent decision to seek public input regarding its existing prohibition against Sunday morning alcohol sales was discussed last week during the “Paul and Young Ron Show” on south Florida radio station 105.9 FM. The DJs specifically expressed their aspirations of speaking with me about the topic. They made their objection to the existing prohibition abundantly clear. Likewise, most constituents that have contacted me about it agree such prohibitions are “behind the times” so to speakand they are, in many ways correct. While my final position on the matter will be stated at the time of the vote and not before, in response to the radio show’s inquiry I wish to express a few thoughts about the topic now. 1) Before taking down a wall, one should have a full understanding of what it was put up to protect against in the first place. 2) There is great value in providing an opportunity for public input. The law has been around for decades. Providing a few weeks for our constituents to express their thoughts about it is only proper. 3. At this time when the Cove neighborhood is trying to protect its families and property values from a drug and alcohol rehab center with nine addicts residing in a single-family home, many constituents are rightly Mistakes are being madeTo the Editor; Who from the Deerfield Beach city staff and the CRA is being held responsible for the botched up paving of Hillsboro Boulevard? This is a project that has taken four years, and it was done incorrectly. It is now being redone, and last week one of the workers was killed at the site. If the city is in litigation as was reported by Charles De Brusco at the District 1 meeting, then who is doing the asphalt resurfacing now, and who is financially responsible? The chickens will come home to roost. In February of 2011 Wayne Miller, who had been with the Water Department for 35 years and had overseen the expansion and operation of the water plants for the last 10 years, retired. Wayne did not want to retire. He wanted to stay in the job he had been doing so well all those years. While he was there, Deerfield Beach always had the county’s best water. He went to Burgess Hanson to tell him that working with the person who was his supervisor was intolerable, and unless changes could be made, he would retire. The manager chose to support a fouryear employee against the needs of a most valuable member of the city staff. The result of this See MISTAKES on page 7 See ALCOHOL on page 7 CorrectionIn the article in the April 20 issue of The Pelican “Men Want to Know,” regarding researchers at FAU conducting the “Healthy Aging Study,” the telephone number was printed incorrectly. The correct number for Dr. Sonja Diaz is 561-297-4323. The Pelican regrets the error.Ancient sea turtles laying eggs on Florida beachesCOURTESY OF FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE COMMISSION The survival of sea turtle species that have been on earth 110 million years depends on a ritual that begins every spring, as females climb out of the ocean to lay their eggs. Florida’s sea turtle nesting season started this month and continues through October. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking beach-goers to be careful and watch out for sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Leatherback turtle nests already have been documented this year on beaches in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. “Please respect Florida’s sea turtles by leaving them alone and staying at a distance when you spot them moving across the sand or laying eggs,” said Robbin Trindell, who is responsible for sea turtle management at the FWC. “Sea turtles are resilient species, having been on earth for millions of years, but the turtles and their eggs and hatchlings are especially vulnerable whenever they appear on our beaches.” Once a female sea turtle digs a nest on the beach with her rear flippers, she deposits about 100 eggs the size of pingpong balls. Then she covers up the nest with sand. Females often appear to weep as they nest, but the purpose of those tears is to remove salt from the turtle’s body. Last year was an exceptional nesting year for sea turtles in Florida, with a record count for green turtle nests, and the number of leatherback turtle nests almost matching the record. Another important step that people can take to help sea turtle nesting is turning off or shielding outdoor lights that face the ocean. Sea turtle hatchlings may confuse artificial nighttime lighting on homes and businesses with the sparkle of seawater, and head in the wrong direction when leaving their nests. If confused turtle hatchlings end up heading inland instead of toward their watery habitat, they often die from dehydration, getting run over, or being preyed upon by raccoons, ghost crabs and fire ants. Sea turtle eggs typically incubate for 45 to 60 days, and the hatchlings will emerge on Florida beaches through November. Three sea turtle species, the loggerhead, green turtle and leatherback, nest regularly on Florida’s beaches. Two other species, the hawksbill and Kemp’s See SEA TURTLES on page 14

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The Pelican 7 Friday, April 27, 2012 grievous error was the recent posting of the city’s failure in 2011 to meet the monitoring requirements for the water system. It never happened on Wayne Miller’s watch. When is this commission going to wake up to the fact that the city is moving in the wrong direction? When will people be made to pay for the mistakes they are making? It is time to let the voters’ voices be heard, and they will be heard whether it is in November or March. The choice is yours. Jean M. Robb Deerfield Beach MistakesContinued from page 6concerned about the loss of traditional values in our society in general, and specifically about the lack of respect for a day that many of us reserve to honor God. 4) Our businesses here in Deerfield Beach deserve to be on an equal playing field with surrounding communities. As a follower of Christ and a believer in the Bible, I can understand how these socalled “Blue Laws” came about. I also know that I am saved by God’s grace and my personal faith. I think Tim Tebow has it correct as he tries to get people to open the Bible to John 3:16. Those 25 words are the essence of the Gospel, not the Blue Laws! Joseph P. Miller District 1 Commissioner, Deerfield Beach Send your letters to the editor to siren2415@gmail.com AlcoholContinued from page 6 To set the record straightTo to the Editor, I was not planning to write a letter regarding my termination of employment from the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Chamber of Commerce. However, in view of the recent letter published in the Chamber newsletter which did not fully explain my termination, I feel compelled to set the record straight. The Chamber can spin it anyway they want. I did not retire, or step down. After 10 years of dedication, hard work, no reprimands, receiving a lot of praise for the job I was doing, a number of plaques for outstanding service, I was red. Their only comment was “the Chamber is going in a new direction.” I have received many telephone calls from members regarding this, and I was deeply touched to hear the kind words they had to say, and I thank them all for their support. Sincerely, Judy Swaggerty, Former Executive Director LBTS Chamber of Commerce Letters & Opinions Send your letter to the editor siren2415@gmail.com

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8 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. BriefsBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFF Joseph Rainer is a fully accredited coin and bullion dealer who buys and sells coins, silver, gold, platinum, Bullion, and diamonds. Although his showroom is in New Port Richey, Florida, he hopes to have a branch office up and running in Boca Raton this year. A member of the Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton Chambers of Commerce, he frequently comes to the area to do free appraisals at in-home appointments with long time and new clients. “I’ve been in this business for 22 years,” he says. “I’ve been in it full time since the market crashed in 2007. Somewhat of an entrepreneur, he also owned the Boca Raton Institute at Yamato and Federal in Boca for 9 years where his accredited school taught massage therapy, skin care and nail technology. I’ve also been a construction project manager, but I was always also a dealer in precious metals and coins. “ He recommends having 35 percent of one’s assets invested in tangible assets such as he sells. He is an active buyer and seller of bars, wafers and coins. He sells all U.S. Mint Bullion products including gold, silver and platinum American Eagles. He also sells Royal Canadian Mint products including gold, silver and platinum Maple Leafs and Krugerrands of South Africa. “I caution clients to stay away from paper metal stocks Investors diversify portfolios with tangible assets like precious metals from U.S. Gold and Silver, Inc. Joseph Rainer, right, at work in his Port Richey of ce. Shown here with a client discussing investing in precious metals, and bonds because they can go up and down and out and take you right with them. Actual metals are tangible in-hand investments that may go up or down but always have a good value. In the main, if the dollar is strong, metals go down. If oil moves up, metals move up.” Since 2003, Rainer has been a certified grader of mint state U.S. Coins by the American School of Numismatics Association, or AMA, and is a lifetime member of Florida United Numismatists, or F.U.N. He is a fully accredited dealer and grading company by USPI, Inc. an accreditation agency. “These are all very important factors for a dealer in this business,” he points out. “They authenticate my claims of reliability and honesty and give me the solid reputation I have earned.” Richard Grossman, Port Richey, Fl., admits he was a bit leery about investing in the coin business, but he says, “I did buy silver and gold coins for a very fair price from Joseph Rainer, and paid a fair price. I’m holding what I bought because this is a good investment that holds its value. To make my point, two pre-1964 dimes could buy a $5 gallon of gas in today’s world. I call that appreciation. Joesph is sharp and he’s fair. I’ve checked his competition and he’s the best.” See GOLD on page 13 Consult a tech professionalPompano Beach On May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., the Pompano Beach Business Resource Center will host Consult with a Computer Technology Professional, a workshop where residents and business owners can learn about virus removal, optimizing computer performance, backing up files and other computer related information and strategies. The event will be held at the Business Resource Center, 501 NE 1 St. Call 954-5861111. Paddle board launch in Fort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale Paddle boarders can now launch their boards from a public dock, earmarked specifically for them on the Intracoastal Waterway at the Las Olas Marina, 240 E. Las Olas Circle. Access is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Users must first register at the marina office. For more, call 954-828-7200. Send in your news siren2415@gmail.com

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The Pelican 9 Friday, April 27, 2012 By Steven WolfSPECIAL TO THE PELICANPompano Beach It actually took a photograph to declare 19-year-old Jed Crist, riding for iBERIABANK of Pompano Beach, as the winner in the Pompano Has Heart inaugural Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Bounce Horse Derby Sunday. The Bounce Horse Derby, Jed Crist wins rst Bounce Horse Derby in photo nish at Pompano Seafood Festival which was delayed a day due to wind and rain Saturday, featured three elimination divisions Sunday with the winner of each division returning for the grand nale. Local businesses sponsored “jockeys” for the race with all proceeds donated to the disaster relief charity, Pompano Has Heart, Inc. The race was held on the sand in front of the Community Stage. Each race was 40-feet long and jockeys had to ‘bounce” their ways to the nish line. In the nal it was neck and neck between Jed Crist and Jon Saluk as the two jockeys crossed the nish line at the exact same time. But the judges went to the of cial photographer and the photo See DERBY on page 17Jed Crist, right, holds off Jon Saluk in winning the nal heat of the Pompano Has Heart inaugural Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Bounce Horse Derby Sunday. Crist was sponsored in the race by iBERIABANK Pompano Beach. Saluk was sponsored by the Wellness Center of Florida. [Photos by Skip Smith] Jed Crist, 19, of Pompano Beach accepts the Bounce Horse Derby Cup Trophy for his victory Sunday at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival. Left is Steven Wolf, president of Pompano Has Heart and on the right is Crist’s sponsor for the race, Jean McIntyre, Vice President Branch Manager of iBERIABANK of Pompano Beach. BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICELauderdale-By-The-Sea Broward Sheriff’s Of ce detectives have charged two employees of a hyperbaric facility for gross negligence in failing to maintain equipment in which a 4-year-old boy and his grandmother died in a 2009 re. Both men face charges of manslaughter and aggravated manslaughter. The charges were the result of a joint investigation with the State Fire Marshal’s Of ce and BSO. On May 1, 2009, Vincenza Pesce was holding her 4year-old grandson, Francesco Martinisi, inside of a tubelike hyperbaric chamber as he was being treated for cerebral palsy. Investigators believe the re was started by static electricity inside the Two men charged in hyperbaric re that killed boy and grandmother chamber. It took nearly two minutes to free the two, who were completely engulfed in ames and later died of their injuries. Investigators noted various electrical issues with the “Vickers” hyperbaric chambers such as burned wiring and soldered exposed wiring. The chambers were dusty, and some were rigged using electrical extension cords taped together with electrical tape and broken indicator lights on the chamber controls. Lance Bark, safety director and technician at Ocean Hyperbaric Neurologic Center, and Dr. George Daviglus, medical director, failed to make sure the chambers and wires were properly grounded See FIRE on page 22

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10 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFNick Spiller seems like a typical Boy Scout until he pulls out his bugle and plays Taps, loud and clear in front of the First Baptist Church on first street. He demonstrated his skill at the end of a Pelican interview, playing a variety of calls ending in TAPS, the sad and mournful call that brings tears to the eye and goose bumps to the flesh. Nick and his dad, Linn Spiller shared their story of how Nick became a bugler. Linn says, “I’m the Scout Master of Troop 226 which meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. here at the First Baptist Church. We have 16 boys in our troop. Every troop has a position for a bugler, but there are very few buglers around. Nick, who goes to Lyons Creek Middle School in Coconut Creek, took trumpet lessons in school. He liked it so much, we followed up with private lessons with Jack Merek of Autry Music School. And then Nick decided he wanted to play the bugle. We ordered an inexpensive one on ebay, and he’ll tell you the rest.” “It was easy for me to transfer from the trumpet to the bugle.” Nick nods. “I can now play Reveille to the colors, Battle stations, Mess call, Scouts’ call, Officers’ call, Assembly and Taps. Becoming a bugler has opened up a whole new world to me.”13-year-old Boy Scout, Nicholas Spiller, to bugle TAPS at Arlington National Cemetery on May 19“My favorite call is Mess Call,” he grins. “But I used them all at our Fall Encampment, a Scout camp-out attending by over 100 scouts in the district. All communications were done through bugler’s call and I became the Lighthouse District’s Chief Bugler. I hung out with the chief and did all the calls to different actions.” The chief scout at that encampment is the son of Steve Zimmerman, well known Pompano Beach lawyer, who is a Scout leader and a bugler. “Steve’s skill on the bugle inspired Nick,” Linn says. “They met in Cosmos’s parking lot and did bugle calls together. Steve told us Nick needed a B-flat Bugle and we saw to it that he got one.” Nick strokes his new bugle gently, saying, “I’m very careful with it.” His father added, “Live buglers are a dying breed. but Nick is going to do his part to keep the unique sound of Young Boy Scout bugler, Nick Spiller shown here, in uniform, with his bugle which has enlarged his experience and given him many opportunities to be of service to ceremonies in need of his talents. On May 19, Armed Forces Day, he will join other buglers to perform Taps at Arlington National Cemetery. the bugle heard because it is so much more effective than the electronic sound many situations are forced to use.” This young man is now a member of two bugle groups, Taps 150 a Face book group and Buglers Around The Country that includes volunteer buglers who will play events as needed. Its members includes scouts, musicians and the military. Nick has and will again play Taps at the Town of Davie’s Memorial Day Parade. He’s performed at local schools and flag retirement ceremonies. Of course he has earned his Bugler Unit Badge, but the big thrill was being invited to play at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Taps on Armed Forces Day which is May 19.See TAPS on page 14 Free waste disposalLighthouse Point Residents can drop off hazardous waste materials and old electronics and get their personal documents shredded for free Saturday, Apr. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave. Proof of residency is required. No business-generated waste or documents will be accepted. Household items accepted include paints, oils, pesticides, pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, TVs, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones and DVD players. Not accepted are kitchen appliances, explosives, flares, ammunition, bio-hazardous and medical waste. Call 954-946-7386. Rescue 4 at NE Focal PointDeerfield Beach The Remembrance Project, a mobile memorial to the firefighters who died in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, will be at NE Focal Point, 150 NE 2 Ave., Deerfield Beach on May 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Project offers the public a chance to view Rescue Truck 4, the truck that carried nine firefighters to rescue victims of the attack on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. All nine firefighters died that day. Rescue 4 and 5 have been restored and travel throughout the country to raise awareness of the attack, raise funds to assist families of all firefighters who have died in the line of duty and educate young people about the attack. Send in your briefssiren2415@gmail.com

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The Pelican 11 Friday, April 27, 2012 the walkway for the first time. Organizations like Kiwanis, she said, provide a lot to the families that stay in the Ronald McDonald House. Celestin said Ronald McDonald asks families to also give what they can “but if a family can’t pay we don’t tell them to pack their bags.” Built in May of 2004, the house in Fort Lauderdale, located across from Broward General Medical Center, has 20 rooms and can house up to 15 families at one time. While they stay at the house, KiwanisContinued from page 4families are provided with everything they need, including food, so they can concentrate on their child’s medical condition. “Our mission is to create a home-away-from-home for all our families,” said Celestin. Sharon Etzweiler’s fourmonth-old grandson, Atreyu, is dealing with brain damage as a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Etzweiler, who lives in Clewiston, says it’s a blessing to be able to focus on her grandson. “Everything else is pretty much taken care of.” Members of the Oakland Park Kiwanis Club pose with their donations, 325 pounds. of aluminum can tab tops and 75 bottles of laundry detergent. and Commissioner Scott Newton were endorsed by the PBA. Galatis and Mayor Gary Resnick, who also ran in 2010, did not receive endorsements. Newton also said he doesn’t see it as a conflict of interest. “They’re a part of our community too,” he said. “If I promised them something in return for their endorsement, that would be a conflict. I don’t do that.” Multiple phone calls to the PBA for comments were not returned in time for publication.PBAContinued from page 3

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12 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 For months, the board has sent requests to the commission to create an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in public parks. The beach is the largest public park in the city, but the answer is always the same. The law is preemptive. Katz understands that. The Clean Air Act, passed by the state in 1990, regulated smoking to specific areas. He explains. “When the state passed the Clean Air Indoor Act, the law was preemptive. That means that no lower government has the right to enact any regulation regarding smoking.” While the city could pass an ordinance prohibiting smoking, the law would not be enforceable due to its preemptive prohibition. But that has not stopped the city from placing about 40 signs at parks that read, “No Smoking,” “Thank You for Not Smoking” and “Young Lungs at Play.” In 2010, Deerfield Beach commissioners, unwilling to pass a similar law, placed 15 “No Smoking” signs on its beach. Katz says the social stigma attached to smoking today and the signs are helping to lower the number of public smokers, but his group still intends to push for a law: enforceable or not. Last month, members of the American Lung Association, or ALA, added weight to the board’s quest for smoke-free public parks. ALA members have offered to provide sample ordinances and educational materials to urge the city to move forward on a law. They will also speak to the commission at a public meeting. Chris Mullon, another board member, says he wants to see a law passed. “[Smoking] is really annoying at soccer and Little League games,” he said. Katz, who has volunteered Smoking banContinued from page 1 No smoking sign displayed at a Pompano Beach city park. as a soccer coach in the past said he wasn’t going to have smoking at his practices at all. “I said we were providing a clean and healthy activity, so if they were smokers, I asked them to do it in the parking lot. It was never an issue,” he said.BurgooContinued from page 5 Classic Rock songs. The cost is $10 for presale tickets and $15 at the door. For advance tickets, call 954729-0837. A $100 door prize drawing will be held for presale tickets. Proceeds from Burgoo help fund community service projects. Disclosure: Michael d’Oliveira is a member of the Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club.By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFz – In his attempt to reduce the number of successful burglaries in this city, Police Chief Ross Licata has another message for the public: always investigate when a car alarm goes off. Recently, expensive wheels were stolen from a SUV after the alarm sounded and the owner turned it off with his remote without checking out the situation. Later, surveillance cameras showed the thieves leaving the scene only to return when the alarm was silenced and finish their nefarious work. “When your vehicle alarm goes off at night, call us,” Chief Licata said. The chief has some more tips for thwarting car thieves: if possible park your wheels in a garage, or use wheel locks, or park the car in front of the house in a well-lit spot with the alarm activated. “All over South Florida we’re seeing groups that target fancy wheels, rims and tires costing $600 to $800 each. That’s a $4,000 loss,” the chief said. Activating security systems when away from home, if only for a few moments, is also a must according to Licata. In one recent burglary, the homeowner was away only Simple steps help avert crime in the neighborhood, says LHP Chiefan hour but the thieves went in and got away with the loot. “People may be watching and see you leave,” Licata said. Daytime home burglaries are increasing here and Licata asks for the public’s assistance when they notice anything out of place in the neighborhood. Particularly suspicious should be anyone soliciting door-to-door. “This city has a very strict soliciting law and if I give out two or three permits a year, that’s a lot. Most people selling door-to-door are violating the law,” Licata said. Commonly, the “solicitor” will actually be checking to see if anyone is at home, or to divert the homeowner while a partner-in-crime enters through a backdoor. Often, when the door is answered, the visitor asks for someone not known to anyone and then moves on in search of an empty home. People tend to just close their doors to these visitors and not to call the police, the chief said. The best practice here is to make that call so the police can check out the “solicitor.” Don’t ask to see the permit, he cautions, as prolonged contact could turn into a dangerous situation. Recently a group of people canvassing a LHP neighborhood fled the city resulting in a police chase then ended in Miami Gardens where a number of people were arrested with stolen goods. Keeping all doors locked when at home is the best policy. Electronics were stolen last week when someone walked in an unlocked side door, the chief said. Fortunately, the city’s own surveillance system picked up the burglar’s vehicle and it was found in Dania. See CRIME on page 15

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The Pelican 13 Friday, April 27, 2012 Frank Erricos, Brooksville, Fl. says, “I’ve bought gold and silver coins from U.S. Gold and Silver, Inc. and can say that if you are buying or selling, his prices are the best. I’ve checked many other coin dealers on line. It’s easy enough to do and Joe pays the best when you’re selling, and the charges the least when you’re buying. He is a fair business man and I recommend him. For further information or a free appraisal, call 561-8599353. GoldContinued from page 8By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park The city’s Lakeside Sand Preserve has been the adopted home for four waif gopher tortoises since December. The four females were brought to Oakland Park from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve in Boca Raton. They’re called waifs because they are orphans, often found roaming on a country road, city horticulturist Charlie Livio explained. People find them and bring them to wildlife centers. In order to “adopt” the torTortoise waifs nd a home at Oakland Park’s Lakeside Sand Preserveof it underground, so the tortoises could not dig their way out. The tortoises were brought to the site on a Friday, and by Monday had started building a burrow, their protection from predators and bad weather. Every three days Livio has visited the site to check on the tortoises and the fence, to bring them produce, donated by a local Albertson’s, and fill their water trays. The fence was taken down early this month, so now they’re wandering around the site. “Now they have a sense that they belong there,” Livio said, noting the process has been “a labor of love and an educational experience. I had the responsibility to be a caretaker and to make sure we were successful.” Gopher tortoises are protected in Florida and nearing endangered species status in South Florida. Oakland Park was the first city in the state to undergo the formal adoption process. The Lakeside Sand Pine Preserve is at 2820 NW 27 Ave. toises, the city had to obtain a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Agency representatives visited Lakeside to check on the site. “This is the habitat they’re at home in,” Livio said. The high, dry sandy landscape has all but disappeared in South Florida, lost to development. Helping the tortoises acclimate to their new home has been an education, Livio said. “If we just put them there, they’d have no sense of place and would wander out into traffic.” So first, a 2 and 1/2-foot fence was installed, 10 inches Yet unnamed, the waif gopher is settling into her new home in Oakland Park. Charlie Livio calls the rescue and transition a “labor of love.” Advertise 954-783-8700

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14 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 “For the first time, I will get to meet other TAPS buglers face to face,” Nick says, his eyes sparkling. “There may be up to 100 men, women, and Boy Scouts doing this honor together. I’m excited to go to this famous cemetery, see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the graves of other famous men of history,” Troop leader dad says, “We’ve visited Washington as a family and with the troop, but this time his mother and I will be witness to our son participating in this historic service. It’s exciting!” Nick loves scouting and hopes to become an Eagle Scout. Right now he and his troop are learning CERT with Pompano Fire Rescue. “We were on hand, passing out water, at the recent Bill Elliot church service,” Linn says. Being one of a dying breed isn’t all bad for Nick. He hopes to be invited by the BSO to play echo TAPS with them and other buglers at future events. “Echoing TAPS creates a very moving sound,” Nick says. Then as he plays the chilling call, once again one hears “….Day is done/ Gone the sun/ From the lake/ From the hills/ From the sky. All is well/ Safely rest/ God is nigh.” After many more verses it ends with “While the light fades from sight/And the stars gleaming rays softly send/To thy hands/ We our souls/ Lord commend.” The following excerpts are taken from the Arlington National Cemetery websiteTaps, the Military Bugle in History and CeremonyTaps…A bugle call that beckons us to remember patriots who served our country with honor and valor. It is the most familiar call and one that reaches our deepest emotions. The Taps Exhibit tells the story of the famous bugle call and those surrounding it. The composition of Taps, the ceremonies in which it is used, and the stories of those who have sounded the call have a signi cant, and often overlooked, part of American history. Arlington National Cemetery, our Nation’s greatest shrine, honors those who have sounded the eloquent melody. A Taps exhibit sheds light on this signi cant part of American History—the story behind the bugle call of Taps and the role of the military bugler. The vision for this display has come from the Jari A. Villanueva, trumpeter with the Air Force Ceremonial Brass. Villanueva has procured hundreds of items. including TAPSContinued from page bugles, photos, sheet music, uniforms and a variety of other memorabilia related to the bugle and Taps. The centerpiece is the bugle used to sound Taps at the funeral of John F. Kennedy, the nation’s 35th president. This bugle had previously been on display at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum.” ridley, nest infrequently on the state’s shoreline. All five species are federally listed as either threatened or endangered. You can report someone disturbing a sea turtle nest, or Sea turtlesContinued from page 6 report a sea turtle that is being harassed, injured or dead by calling 1-888-404-FWCC. For more information on sea turtles, go to www. MyFWC. com/SeaTurtle Sea turtle conservation is supported by the “Helping Sea Turtles Survive” license tag available at www.buyaplate.com.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, April 27, 2012 May 19 Seminole Casino, Hollywood, 4150 N. State Road 7. one-hour pilot, followed by three seasons of the groundbreaking series on Bio. and A&E. He’s appeared on Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight. He’s been called “a cross between John Edward and Dr. Phil…a psychic who doesn’t hesitate to tell it like it is.” A rm believer in God and Angels, he says miracles great and small happen every day. Call 954-961-3220 for times.. Internationally acclaimed psychic, medium, and paranormal investigator, Chip Coffey was featured on 21 episodes of the A&E series, Paranormal State, and was host of Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, a At the Casino . Call The Pelican SightingsContinued from page 2 Very few of these crimes are committed by people living here, Licata said. The vast number of the bad guys and girls are coming from Dade or Palm Beach counties. “In today’s environment, there are people out there just looking for an opportunity to steal and make money,” Licata said. And they will travel miles to accomplish this. The number to call when anything unlikely occurs in your LHP neighborhood is 954-942-8080. “We need the public to be an extension of our eyes and ears,” Licata said. And there is no need to worry that your call may be a false alarm. “We’d rather be cautious,” the chief said. “If it is something legitimate, we’ll just move on.” CrimeContinued from page 12Local author discusses her cookbookPompano Beach Suzanne Jones, a Pompano Beach resident and former food writer with the Sun Sentinel has recently published her book, Readable, Doable and Delicious The book includes stories and recipes for all occasions. Jones will speak at the next “Book Talk” at the Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd., May 19 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 954-786-2181. Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets $15 and $10. Call 561-4478829 5-12 – “Prisoner of 2nd Ave” will be performed at the Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts May 12 through June 3. Tickets are $25. 954726-7898.Food & Bargains4-28 – Garage sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m at Curves of Lighthouse Point, 1847 NE 25 St., Lighthouse Point. Event benefits the American Cancer Society.Books, Speakers, Education, Classes & Seminars4-30 – Arboretum tour guide class from 6 to 8 p.m. at Constitution Park Arboretum, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach. Cost is $25/ 954-234-1002. 5-1 – Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office host a tax-related community outreach event at Oakland Park City Hall, 3650 NE 12 See SIGHTINGS on page 16

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16 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 Pompano Beach Chamber Chamber members in Pompano Beach have an active calendar this May where they can dress up for food and wine or pull out the fishing rods for a day on the sea. Business with a Twist ,an after-work social, at Mercantil Commercebank Wednesday May 2, 1000 S. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. North Broward Teachers of the Year – May 18 at John Knox Village dining room at noon. Cost is $30. Call 954941-2940. Fine Food & Wine – May 22 at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek, 555 NW 62 St., Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets $70 at the door. Call 954-941-2940. For the community -Cruise in for Cars & Cash PNC Imperial Point Branch May 12 at the hospital located at 6550 North Federal Hwy,, Pompano Beach 2012 Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo Join the anglers from May 16 to May 19 at Alsdorf Park and Boat Ramp, 2974 14 Street Causeway Sign-up for the party and silent auction on May 16 from Party and Silent Auction, Wednesday, May 16 from 5 to 10 p.m. Late sign up on May 17 until 9 p.m. at the Lighthouse Brew Pub Bar at Alsdorf Park Fishing details: Lines in the water Friday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lines in the Water Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. to noon. Weigh-in: Friday, May 18, open to the public, 3 p.m. to last fish is weighed. Party: Join the fun at the mystical Lighthouse Brew Pub at Alsdorf Park. It magically appears once a year for four days only, and it is open to the public starting May 14. Awards: Award ceremony and celebration 7:30 p.m.. at Alsdorf Park and Boat Ramp. Call 954-942-4513 or e-mail fishtherodeo@gmail.com. Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach On Tuesday, when Pompano Beach Firefighters answered calls call about a whale in the water close to Southeast 8 Street, they found a whale of a turtlea 400-pound leatherback sea turtle at the shore. Most sea turtles prefer to nest in the evenings, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesperson, Carli Segelson, said daytime It wasn’t a whale that came ashore on Pompano Beachnesting occurs sometimes. “Several other species of sea turtles do exhibit some daytime nesting. Kemp’s Ridley turtles nest primarily in the daytime. Hawksbills nest in the daytime frequently in the Indian Ocean, occasionally in the Atlantic,” said Segelson. Five leatherbacks nested in Broward County in 2011. Turtle nesting season in South Florida officially begins on May 1 and goes until October. After her cameo appearance, this Leatherback returns to the sea. Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 954-357-5579. 5-3 – Broward Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. S., Coconut Creek. Meeting is free and open to the public. 954-9467359. SightingsContinued from page 15 See SIGHTINGS on page 22

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The Pelican 17 Friday, April 27, 2012 Readers will nd The Pelican at Lowe’s entrance in Pompano Beach. Call 954-783-8700. showed that Crist was the winner by a scant nose over Saluk, who was sponsored by the Wellness Center of Florida. Brigit Korman, riding for John Knox Village, or JKV, was third. “This was an amazing event.” Crist said. “I had never competed in a bounce horse race before today and it was pretty cool. I had a lot of fun and look forward to defending my title next year.” iBERIABANK Vice President and branch manager, Jean McIntyre, who is also current chair of the board of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, accepted the Derby Cup on behalf of iBERIABANK. Crist and McIntyre also won one-year memberships in the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and gift certi cates to numerous restaurants in Pompano Beach. Jon Saluk was victorious for the Wellness Center over Michael Hunter; Ridit Pest Control. The Reverend Bernard Pecaro, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, was third and Jonny Feinberg, John Knox Village, came in fourth. Second division winners were Jed Crist, iBERIABANK, beat Alex Romero, Executive Printing, with Brigit Korman, JKV was third. Then in the third division, Brigit Korman won by a nose over John Better, Auto Tech & Body. Rachido Ivy, Kiwanis Club, was third. John Berry, Harness Racing Hall of Famer was the race announcer. Nearly $2,000 was raised from the event for Pompano Has Heart. For more information about Pompano Has Heart, visit www.pompanohasheart.org. [See more Seafood Festival stories on page 1] DerbyContinued from page 9Here’s what she wrote in her entry: Pompano Beach is South Florida’s Saltwater Fishing Capital starting with our charter fishing fleet at the Intracoastal Waterway inlet to the ocean. It’s only a 10minute boat ride to the reefs and the closest big-game fishing in America. Catch sailfish within sight of shore; also dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, cobia, tuna, snapper, king mackerel. Our 1,200-foot public fishing pier is open 24/7. Miles of public beach offer surf fishing with historic Hillsboro Lighthouse as a backdrop. Home of Florida’s oldest Holiday Boat Parade in December, Seafood Fest in April, Fishing Rodeo in May. City slogan is “Florida’s Warmest Welcome.” “If enough of our residents and visitors take time to vote and we got the title, that’s just another feather in our cap when we promote how wonderful our city is for visitors and residents,” Fitzgerald said. Quality of life is important to any city, she said. “Fishing is one more element that adds to the quality of life.” Fitzgerald owns five properties in the beach area. She serves on the board of directors of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and heads the Tourist Development Task Force. Go to www. worldfishingnetwork.com to cast your vote. Fishing MeccaContinued from page 1

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18 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Over 50 people attended the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or LBTS, Chamber of Commerce’s networking event at Flip Flops Dockside Eatery in Fort Lauderdale on April 18. Attendees enjoyed food and drink specials, networked and exchanged business cards. [Above] Yolanda Bernardini and Ed White. [Top Right] Katrina Rice, LBTS Commissioner Mark Brown, Alan Forgea and LBTS Chamber of Commerce President Mark Silver. [Bottom Right] Mindy Correa, Shevaun Kuhn and Jennifer Kovacs. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock]Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber members share food, fun and business cards

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The Pelican 19 Friday, April 27, 2012 Booster Club golf tournamentOn May 5 at 8 a.m., the Pompano Beach High School Booster Club will hold its annual golf tournament at the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course, 1101 N. Federal Hwy. The tournament serves as a fundraiser for student athletes and helps pay for college expenses such as books, computers and other items not covered by scholarships. Along with the tournament, participants will also have the chance to win raffle prizes that include spa packages, paddle boarding lessons, restaurant gift certificates and more. To sign up for the tournament, call 954-6389352. By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors Reed Alfieri has landed in Roswell, New Mexico. Alfieri, 24, a Wilton Manors resident and parttime employee of the city’s parks and recreation department, recently signed with the Roswell Invaders, an independent professional baseball team. Alfieri, a pitcher who played two seasons with the Alpine Cowboys in Texas, goes to the Invaders two years after helping his former team win the Ferguson Jenkins League Championship trophy. In 2011, the Invaders beat Alpine and took home the Pecos League Championship. He also made the league’s all-Wilton Manors resident signs with Roswell Invaders baseball teamstar team both years. Patrick Cann, parks and recreation department director, said it was cool to see Wilton Manors listed as Alfieri’s hometown on the Invaders roster. “I think it’s exciting for him to have a dream and pursue that dream. We’re all very excited for him,” said Cann. Alfieri says that this is probably his last year playing professional baseball, “if the Yankees don’t sign me,” he joked. This year though, Alfieri says he’s ready for another season. “I condition myself pretty good throughout the offseason. But I’ve always wanted to gain more velocity in my fastball.” Right now, he says his fastball is clocking in at 90/91 mph but he’s hoping to get it up to 93/94 mph. To put a little more heat on his pitches, Alfieri says he’s doing long throw exercises. “They say if you can throw 250 feet on a line then you can throw 95 mph 90 ft. to home plate,” he said. In 2010, he had four wins, one loss, a 1.75 ERA, six saves and 55 strikeouts. In 2011, he had three wins, two losses, a 3.90 ERA, four saves and 35 strikeouts. As for the psychological aspect of his game, “I don’t really get nervous or really worry about anything on the mound,” said Alfieri. You just got to go in and be a bulldog.” Simon Walters, the Invaders manager, has had experience coaching Alfieri in the past and said he’s happy to have him on in Roswell. “Reed’s a really good relief pitcher. He’s an asset in the bullpen and he’s always been an asset to me,” said Walters. “He’s not a kid I have to worry about, on or off the field. I hope I can help him move up to the next level.” Like his time in Texas, Alfieri is staying with a host family in Roswell for the season, which runs May 10 to July 31. The city, with a population of 48,366, is world famous for an incident where a UFO allegedly crashed there in the 1940s. Since then, the city has developed it’s own UFO and space alien-themed tourism industry. “You go down the street and all the street lights have little alien things on them. [There are] alien museums, alien cafes, it all has to do with aliens,” said Alfieri. Al eri after a pitch with his previous team, the Alpine Cowboys. [Photo courtesy of Reed Al eri]

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The Pelican 21 Friday, April 27, 2012 “Friday night was horrendous. We pretty much got rained out Friday night,” said festival organizer John Good, of Good Event Management. As for Saturday, “It wasn’t anywhere near the type of crowd we usually have but we had a pretty nice Seafood FestContinued from page 1crowd,” said Good. The owner of Seafood Paradise, who identified himself as Captain Ron, said the weather was just the “nature of the beast” and there’s no use crying about it. “I haven’t seen the animals it wasn’t. It’s kind of a testament to the strength of this event,” said Good. “We were scared to death and it turned out better than we expected.”Fun and fundraisingBut the festival wasn’t just about fun. There was also a fundraising side. Members of the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club, Manuel Santos, of Seafood Paradise, cooks up some shrimp for a customer.coming up the street two-bytwo yet,” he joked. But while rain kept many away at the start, by Sunday clear skies had returned along with vendors and the crowds. “It could have been a complete disaster but Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point Rotary Club, Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Proud, Pompano Has Heart and other groups earned money by volunteering at the event for their organizations. Gwen Leys, executive board member of Pompano Has Heart, and her husband, Richard, also a member of Kiwanis, were two of the volunteers. Gwen said when Pompano Has Heart was first founded, the focus was to help the victims of the January 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti. Richard estimates that from 2010 to 2011, Pompano Has Heart raised about $14,000, which was used to send generators, food and clothing to an orphanage and medical supplies to a hospital. Now, said Gwen, the group’s mission has expanded to include local charitable events. Two it has helped so far are the Broward Sheriff’s Office, which organized a Christmas party for needy children, and Christmas in July, organized by Broward’s Kiwanis clubs. Pompano Has Heart added another $2,000 to its coffers at the Festival with its Bounce Horse Derby. [See Bounce Horse Derby story on page 9] Jasmine Vann takes some time out from the surf and seafood to get her face painted by Barbie Ojeda.

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22 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 and maintained. They failed to have the required annual inspections of the chambers and failed to make sure the patients were wearing the proper attire. They didn’t know the proper decompression procedures once the re started and didn’t properly supervise the patients while they were inside the chamber. In addition, detectives found a 2008 letter to the center detailing age-related problems with the “Vickers” hyperbaric chambers indicating that the employees knew of the problems. The chamber in question was built in 1967 and refurbished in 1984. BSO deputies arrested Bark Wednesday afternoon at the center. Daviglus told detectives he will turn himself in Monday with his attorney in Broward County. The center is still open but operates under a new name, the Neubauer Center. FireContinued from page 7 Advertise in The Pelican 954-783-8700! Clubs, Civic Groups, Charity and Volunteers5-2 – Oakland Park Friends of the Library meets from 4 to 5 p.m. at the library, 1298 NE 37 St., Oakland Park. 954-630-4270. 5-2 – Wilton Manors Friends of the Library board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library, 500 NE 26 St. 5-5 – Pompano Beach Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave., cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Gloves, bags and water will be provided for volunteers. 954786-4111. 5-5 – Monthly beach cleanup from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lauderdale-By-TheSea pavilion, east end of Commercial Boulevard. 5-5 – The Pompano Beach Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee will host the Community Park Clean Up, 820 NE 18 Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. 954786-4111.Festivals, Events & Networking4-28 – Deerfield Beach Arbor Day/Earth Day event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Central City Campus, 401 SW 4 St. 954-480-4454. 4-28 – An Evening Social with Alice Butler from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Historic Butler House, 380 E. Hillsboro SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 26

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The Pelican 23 Friday, April 27, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFThe French PLace 350 E. McNab Rd. Pompano Beach 954-785-1920 954-822-7029The “French Place” is a bit of a misnomer. This established Pompano fixture is, more accurately, a Belgian bistro. Nonetheless, anyone wanting to speak French will be thrilled to meet emblematic owner Chef Jean-Pierre Bollinne. The wily restaurateur, with his With European air, the French Place restaurant brings a wealth of culinary delights to Pompano Beach Fresh let de sole Meuniere, above, is always an enticing option. The smooth, creamy Billi-Bi mussel soup, right, is a house specialty. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock]See FRENCH PLACE on page 34

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24 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 9/11 memorial coming to Deer eldDeerfield Beach – The Remembrance Project, a mobile memorial to the firefighters who died in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, will be at NE Focal Point, 150 NE 2 Ave., Deerfield Beach on May 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The project offers the public a chance to view Rescue Truck 4, the truck that carried nine firefighters to rescue victims of the attack on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. All nine firefighters died that day. Rescue 4 and 5 have been restored and travel throughout the country to raise awareness of the attack, raise funds to assist families of all firefighters who have died in the line of duty and educate young people about the attack. Winterfest student artwork recognized Fort Lauderdale Students whose artwork was selected to appear in the Community Information Pages of the 2012 AT&T Real Yellow Pages directories were honored during a recent reception at ArtServe recently. The art contest, sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, drew more than 1170 entries from 43 different public and private schools in the area. Students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades created drawings depicting what type of boat they would like to see in the annual parade. The students’ artwork is featured inside the 2012 Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood AT&T Real Yellow Pages directories. Honorees include: Andrea Castellano Floranada Elementary; Suiane Stephanie Baptista North Andrews Gardens Elementary; Caitlyn Vastine McNab Elementary and Kaitlyn Scallin Westminster Academy Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700

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The Pelican 25 Friday, April 27, 2012 BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICEDeerfield Beach On Tuesday, 14 people were transported to four hospitals in Broward and Palm Beach counties after a bus and two cars collided in a residential neighborhood just south of Hillsboro Boulevard near Dixie Highway. around 5:30 p.m. The Broward County Transit Bus and two passenger cars crashed at the intersection of Southwest 4 Street and 2 Avenue. A woman and a one-yearold from one of the vehicles were taken to West Boca Medical Center and 12 passengers aboard the bus were also transported to North Broward Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center and Boca Regional Hospital, all by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units. None of the injuries were serious. BSO Deerfield Beach District deputies are conducting the investigation.Bus crash in Deer eld Beach sends 14 to the hospital ScoreboardPompano Beach 9 Hole Women’s League April 24Class A 1st Susan Dimond . . . . . . 51 2nd Susana Rust, Barbara Lattimer. . . . . . . . . . 52 Class B 1st Harriet Fisher. . . . 53 2nd Diane Constantino. Maddy Matyas . . . . . . . . 58Pompano Beach Women’s Golf Assn. April 24A Class 1stJaneStuart . . . . . 32 B Class 1st Debbie Brown . . . . 32 C Class 1st Patty VanZandt . . . 43 2nd Lori Tarmey. . . 41 3rd Deann Baumann . . 38 D Class 1st Caryl Gleason. . . . . 38 2nd Elaine Schoengood . 33Pompano Beach Men’s Gold Assn. April 25 A/B Group 1st Nile Ekvall, Bill Hayes . . . 55 2nd Ed Gormley, John Kapoukakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 3rd Joe Patchen, George Disch . . . 55 C/D group 1st Paul Sacco, Jack Stockman 2nd Ed Northrop, Paul Dauzickas . . . . 57 3rd -Paul Sacco, Jim DeCicco . . 57 Closest to pin, Palms #11, Nile Ekvall

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26 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Cost is $10. 954-429-0378. 4-28 – Food & Flick Festival – Food trucks from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and movie at 8 p.m. at Pompano Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave. Event SightingsContinued from page 22 benefits Gateway Community Outreach. 954-725-8434. 5-3 – Rocketown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 371 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Former NFL stars Warrick Dunn and Kevin Carter renew their rivalry. 5-5 – Deerfield Beach/ Lighthouse Relay for Life from 5 p.m. on May 5 to 10 a.m. on May 6. Benefits the American Cancer Society. 954-304-4248 or 954-4200084. 5-12 – Secure document shredding from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Recycling DropOff Center, 401 SW 4 St., See SIGHTINGS on page 29

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The Pelican 27 Friday, April 27, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach City commissioners approved a $25,000 expenditure for July Fourth fireworks last week, but will put the annual light show out for bid next year. Commissioner Ben Preston questioned if the city is getting the most for its money both in length and quality of the show. Mayor Peggy Noland said the 30-minute show on the Fourth does not compare favorably with the fireworks display at Founders’ Days. The city has used Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing for a number of years and staff said the price is “competitive.” Vice Mayor Bill Ganz said he was concerned that going out to bid now would jeopardize this year’s celebration. “I’m concerned about the time period,” he said. “Companies will be booked and that could jeopardize our Fourth.” Preston complained that the show “never starts on time” and urged that commissioners make sure they “are getting what we pay for.” They agreed that the job would be bid out next year and Commissioner Joe Miller said, “I think they (Zambelli) will step up their game.”Scuba-store owner allowed to build outdoor swimming poolDeerfield Beach Arilton Pavan was given permission to build a swimming pool behind his scuba-diving store at 445 S. Federal Highway last week after he agreed to move some outdoor storage bins. Zoning in the area requires that all business activity be in an enclosed building, but the commission heeded Pavan’s pool request when he said there is not enough time available at the city’s aquatic center to train scuba divers. “This is necessary for my business to grow,” Pavan said. The $90,000 pool will be shielded by a six-foot fence rather than the four-foot required by code. Pavan had been served notice by code enforcement that a boat and trailer and a storage container on his property is not permitted by the code, and he promised to remove them.Public donations would enhance city’s parks Deerfield Beach Looking for a good cause? The parks and recreation department has a “wish list” of things that organizations or individuals can donate to enhance city parks. The items range from $30,000 in parking lot and curb repairs at Constitution Park to a $700 ball hitting station at the Middle School Athletic Complex. The city’s second largest department oversees 28 parks and the beach. Next active park to come on line will be at Quiet Waters Elementary School where the county has donated five acres for a baseball field and two multipurpose fields scheduled the end of this year. Parks and Recreation Director Walt Bratton says it will take about $1 million to develop and light the field. There is now only $500,000 in available funds. Among the more moderately priced items on Bratton’s list are an information kiosk at the Villages of Hillsboro Park $900; indoor/outdoor sound system $1,500 – and exercise stations $3,000 – at Constitution Park; room dividing doors for the Westside Park Community Center – $6,000; new scoreboards at $3,000 each for the four ball fields at the Middle School Athletic Complex; a $8,000 ATV for Ocean Rescue. Deer eld Beach Fourth of July reworks display draws criticism

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28 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph SPECIAL TO THE PELICANDear EarthTalk: Are there health or environmental concerns with LED lightbulbs, which may soon replace compact fluorescents as the green-friendly light bulb of choice? Mari Louise Indeed, LED, or light emitting diode, lighting does seem to be the wave of the future right now, given the mercury content and light quality issues with the current king-of-the-hill of green bulbs, the compact fluorescent (CFL). LEDs use significantly less energy than even CFLs, and do not contain mercury. And they are becoming economically competitive with CFLs at the point of purchase while yielding superior quality lighting and energy bill savings down the The health and safety risks associated with using LED lightbulbsline. But LEDs do have a dark side. A study published in late 2010 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found that LEDs contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially dangerous substances. LEDs are touted as the next generation of lighting,” says Oladele Ogunseitan, one of the researchers behind the study and chair of the University of California (UC)-Irvine’s Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention. “But as we try to find better products that do not deplete energy resources or contribute to global warming, we have to be vigilant [about] toxicity hazards….” Ogunseitan and other UCIrvine researchers tested several types of LEDs, including those used as Christmas lights, traffic lights, car headlights and brake lights. What did they find? Some of the worst offenders were low-intensity red LEDs, which were found to contain up to eight times the amount of lead, a known neurotoxin, allowed by California state law and which, according to researchers, “exhibit significant cancer and noncancer potentials due to the high content of arsenic and lead.” Meanwhile, white LEDs contain the least lead, but still harbor large amounts of nickel, another heavy metal that causes allergic reactions in as many as one in five of us upon exposure. And the copper found in some LEDs can pose an environmental threat if it accumulates in rivers and lakes where it can poison aquatic life. Ogunseitan adds that while breaking open a single LED and breathing in its fumes wouldn’t likely cause cancer, our bodies hardly need more toxic substances floating around, as the combined effects could be a disease trigger. If any LEDs break at home, Ogunseitan recommends sweeping them up while wearing gloves and a mask, and disposing of the debris—and even the broom—as hazardous waste. Furthermore, crews dispatched to clean up car crashes or broken traffic lights (LEDs are used LED lightbulb.See LED on page 29

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The Pelican 29 Friday, April 27, 2012 extensively for automotive and traffic lighting) should wear protective clothing and handle material as hazardous waste. LEDs are currently not considered toxic by law and can be disposed of in regular landfills. LEDContinued from page 28According to Ogunseitan, LED makers could easily reduce the concentrations of heavy metals in their products or even redesign them with truly safer materials, especially if state or federal regulators required them to do so. “Every day we don’t have a law that says you cannot replace an unsafe product with another unsafe product, we’re putting people’s lives at risk,” he concludes. “And it’s a preventable risk.” Of course, we all need some kind of lighting in our lives and, despite their flaws, LEDs may still be the best choice regarding light quality, energy use and environmental footprint. That said, researchers are busy at work on even newer lighting technologies that could render even today’s green choices obsolete. Deerfield Beach. One to five boxes or bags is $10 and six to ten boxes or bags is $20. Checks only. 954-480-4379. 5-19 – Island City Canoe Race at 10 a.m at Colohatchee Park Boat Ramp, 1975 NE 15 Ave. Space is limited. 954-390-2130. SightingsContinued from page 26 or FEMA, is questioning involves billing for debris removal, $400,000; sand restoration on the north beach, $500,000; and paperwork for stump removal, $500,000. The city has been reviewing its FEMA awards since November. Originally, the agency had asked the city to remit $3.9 million. Communications manager Remi Altherr-Musto said the city’s position on the work done – that every project was approved by FEMA inspectors before it was done has not changed and that it will continue to fight the repayment. “We will continue to actively appeal the reimbursement to reduce it further,” Altherr-Musto said. FEMA reimbursed the city $13.9 million for Wilma cleanup and repairs. According to Danon Lucas at FEMA’s regional office, the three projects were deemed ineligible and the funding has been “de-obligated.” FEMA passes its reimbursements through the state’s division of emergency management which now has to collect the de-obligated funds. According to FEMA’s inspector general, the city could not provide the documentation to show that stump removal work had been validated by the agency, that the cost of debris removal was billed both at a unit price rate and for time and material which was not according to the contract and that the north beach was not eligible for improvement funds. The north beach, because it never had been maintained by the city, could not be considered an improved beach, and under FEMA rules repairing natural beaches is not a reimbursable project. FEMA funding for many South Florida cities is being audited by the agency. In this area, Boca Raton was awarded $28 million and was asked to remit $5.5 million; Fort Lauderdale was awarded $46 million and $15 million of it was questionable. Altherr-Musto said the audits are a “clear indicator” of a trend that is not unique to Deerfield Beach. FEMAContinued from page 1 See SIGHTINGS on page 32 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700

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30 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 HELP WANTEDSTYLISTS & ASS’T SALON MGRS Now Hiring! FL COSM. LICENSE REQ’D. Bonus Opportunities, FREE Adv Edu, 401K, Health Bene ts, Paid Time Off & MORE! Call Melissa at 912-322-1242 or visit careersbyhaircuttery. com. EOE. 5-4 WANTED PART TIME / FULL TIME Sales People For The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber Of Commerce. This Position Is Commission Only. Some Sales Experience Helpful And Must Enjoy Meeting People. Hours Are Flexible. Training Will Be Provided And Must Be Professional In Appearance. If Interested Please Call 954-914-5150 For Interview. LOCAL PEST CONTROL CO Looking For Quality Sales/Service Tech. Must Be Dependable, Team Player, Good Drivers License & People Skills. Will Train Right Person. ALSO Of ce Assistant – Computer – People & Phone Skills Needed. Fax Resume 954418-3982. 5-4 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTI AM LOOKING FOR A Clerical Position – Basic Computer Skills. Bilingual Spanish – English – Part-time. Prefer Pompano Ft Laud Area. 954-942-8111. 5-4 CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE – Will Care For The Elderly! Honest, Compassionate. 15 Years Experience. Call 954-4867630. LOVING HEART – CARING HANDS – Certified CNA Seeks Position To Care For The Elderly. Med Tech / CPR Certified & LPN Training. Light House Duties – Driver! Outstanding References. Available Mon – Fri Days / Night Shifts. 561-232-1100. TUTORINGSPANISH TUTOR – NATIVE SPANISH Speaker Available For Tutoring. Will Teach In Your Home – Apt – Of ce. Broward County. Beginners Welcome! 330-957-3631. 5-4 MISC FOR SALECRIB & CHANGER – 4 IN 1 Houston Brand. Brand New. Still In Boxes. 2 Available. $200 Each OBO. Maryann 954-895-3202 Or Kimberly 520-399-5164. 4-27 SERVICES DANNY BOY ELECTRIC – Lic & Insured. Lic. #EC13004811. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. 24/Hr Service. 954-290-1443. Beat Any Written Estimate. Sr, Discount. 5-4 CALL BRENDAN THE HANDYMAN – Construction & Repairs – Carpentry – Plumbing – Roo ng – Masonry – Windows – Painting – Decking – Tile. FREE Estimates! 954773-6134 – Emergency Calls. 5-4 HAMWAY POOL SERVICE – Once – A Month Service $39 – Includes All Chemicals. Weekly Service Also Available – 20 Years Exp. Call 954-9795548. 4-27 HANDYMAN – PAINTING – CARPENTRY – Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 5-11 MOORE PLUMBING PLUMBING SERVICES – Big Jobs – Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 4-27 HONEST HANDYMAN – HOME & BUILDING Maintenance/ Improvements. No Job Too Small. Fast Friendly Service. Reasonable Rates. Local Resident/ Homeowner. Call Today For Your FREE Upfront Quote. No Deposit Required. 754-366-1915. 4-27 GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK – CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs – Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 5-4 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. C MUSICIANS WANTEDThe American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College age to “seasoned seniors” are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, oboe, bassoon, trombone and euphonium players are especially needed. If you enjoy “making music,” call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954647-0700 for more info.DEEP WATER VILLA – DOCKPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 – 2 BLOCKS BEACH 1700 SQ FT. Screened Fla Room. Private Yard. W/D. 4 Park. No Fixed Bridges. Community Pool. Deeded Dock.. 2 Blocks Beach. $265,000. Coldwell Banker – Barbara Call 954629-1324. 5-11 OPEN HOUSESLIGHTHOUSE POINT 2330 NE 51 STREET Sunday 14pm. Updated 3 / 2 Pool Home – Open Floor Plan For Casual & Relaxing Entertaining. French Doors, Granite Kitchen. Lushly Landscaped, Crystal Clear Pool / Patio Area. NOW Is The Time!! THIS Is The House! Camille Hall 954-254-2085 Or Suzi McCade 954-562-4938. Balistreri Realty. 4-27 ROOMMATE WANTEDPOMPANO BEACH – Share My 2 / 1 Furnished Condo – Pool – East Of Federal Hwy. Share Utilities. $400 Per Month! Call 954-856-5281. 4-27HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH Charming 3/2 House, Tile Floors, Fenced In Yard. Located Close To I-95. $1,100 Mo Yearly Lease. 540 NE 35 St. Darci 954-783-3723. 5-18 LIGHTHOUSE POINT Spacious 2/2 Furn. + Library / Office. Breakfast Bar With Den Off Kitchen. Large Covered Patio. Pool. Many Amenities. 954-8182388. 4-27 CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker – Barbara – 954-6291324. 5-11 REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA – ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. 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32 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. Getting back in the boatSPECIAL TO THE PELICANIf you accidentally went overboard, do you have a way to get back aboard? You may be surprised how hard this can be – especially if you are alone or haven’t prepared for it. It could be as simple as having a rope with looped foot holds affixed to a cleat that can easily be grabbed from the water. The BoatUS Foundation also tested aftermarket boarding ladders for small jonboats, RIBs and larger center console boats. You can view these tests at www.youtube.com/user/ BoatUSFoundation. A hardcopy of the tests along with a ranking of the best ladders can also be found at www.BoatUS.com/ foundation/boardingladders.RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSI have fished locally with several hot shot guys who just plain put meat on the dock. One thing they all have in common is large, live bait wells and tons of fresh bait day-in and day-out. It is not surprising to get on a boat with 300 baits swimming around in the well. You may say that’s overkill but trust me, it’s not. At times during the day, once they start to get bites, they will throw some free bait just to keep the fish around while they hook fish on the rods. It’s kind of like dolphin fishing when a school swims up. If you don’t throw some free bait to keep their interest If you want to catch lots of sh on your next outting you need lots of bait Government4-28 –Oakland Park Commissioner Jed Shank answers questions about city government from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37 St. 954647-5349.Health, Safety & Environment5-19 – Flotilla 37 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold free vessel safety they will just swim away. These guys are able to keep the fish interested while they continue to fill their fish box. Another thing they all have in common is knowing how to throw a castnet well. When the bait is in the inlet they are always there filling their wells for their next day of fishing. Throwing the net does require some practice but in the end it is a worthwhile investment. Stay Tight.SightingsContinued from page 28checks each day until May 25 at Pioneer Park Boat Ramp, 217 NE 5 Ave., Deerfield Beach. Safety checks start at 9 a.m. 954-755-4581.MondaysEvery Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ping Pong Nights is held at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954-390-2130. Gold Coast Toastmasters Club meets on the second and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Denny’s, 3151 NW 9 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-895-3555. Advertise 954-783-8700

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The Pelican 33 Friday, April 27, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANBroward County Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs joined several state and city officials to cut the ribbon in celebration of the re-opening of the historic jetty at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park April 16. “Most of us don’t Historic jetty at John U. Lloyd State Park now taking visitors again Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, second from right, helps cut the ribbon at the re-opening of the jetty at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach. [Picture courtesy of Broward County]own boats or live in a waterfront home, so this jetty provides tremendous public accessibility to the ocean,” said Jacobs. “For the $350,000 that was invested to repair this jetty, $6 million will be generated in revenue. It pays to have recreation in our community.” In 2004, storm damage caused the underlying jetty structure to shift, and the park closed the walkway to ensure visitor safety. Prior to that thousands of people used the jetty. “This jetty serves the recreational needs of our community. It is accessible to all, including ADA accessible. It has a rich history and has always been very important in this community,” said State Park Specialist Carmelo J. Duesler. This project was awarded a $350,000 cooperative assistance program grant by the Florida Inland Navigation District, which funded half of the project construction costs. Broward County’s $200,000 contribution [jointly funded by the County departments of Environmental Protection and Growth Management and Port Everglades], combined with a $150,000 investment by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection covered the matching funds required to complete the jetty restoration project. It’s estimated that the jetty will increase visitation to John U. Lloyd Beach State Park by about 150,000 visitors per year and have an annual economic impact of more than $5.9 million.

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34 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 trademark voluminous coiffe, has over 45 years of culinary experience spanning both sides of the pond. From Europe to Africa to Canada and on to the United States, the Belgian finally found his home, his bride and his future life in Broward County. It was in 1974 that Chef Jean-Pierre, along with his wife Diane, first opened the French Place on McNab Road just west of Federal Hwy. And for more than 3 decades, this stalwart of the Pompano culinary scene thrived on its outstanding fare, loyal clientle and overall glowing reputation. But in 2005, the Bollinnes yearned for a more tranquil existence. Consequently, they ceded the restaurant to young entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, the whippersnappers lacked the vision, moxie and stamina required to run a successful dining establishment. Predictably, this once proud French PlaceContinued from page 23trattoria was promptly run into the ground. Seeing a lifetime of work being ignominiously squandered, Jean-Pierre and his lovely partner Diane decided to take back their restaurant and give it a fresh new start. At age 65, the Belgian Chef is truly excited about getting back to the business he knows and loves . the business that allowed him to put his four children through school… the business of . high-quality European cuisine. “I love making great food for our customers. But even more than that, I love making great new friends. I am so happy to be able to serve the community again,” says the jovial restaurateur as he pours a frothy pint of imported beer from behind the opulent bar. The hand-written menu belies the thoughtfulness of the weekly offerings. “I haven’t printed a permanent menu because I want to offer exciting new dishes every week,” says Jean-Pierre. “But don’t worry; all the favorites such as the flambed Duck or the filet of sole Meunire will always be available.” Foie gras mousse, garlic butter escargots, parmesan fondue and the tasty cold leek Vychissoise soup are all house specialties that deserve serious consideration. Speaking of elegant French potages, “our Billi-Bi is excellent. No one else even makes it,” says Chef Bollinne about the rich, esoteric, velvety soup made with mussels, onions, wine, cream and seasonings. “I also add fresh Maine lobster to make it even better.” Meat lovers will salivate over the hearty beef Bourguignon, the three mushroom veal roast and the tasty French-style lamb shank. For some sultry seaside surprises, the scampi with cream and garlic is a perennial favorite while the seared tuna with capers is guaranteed to please the most discriminating of tastes. Equally enticing are the succulent salads, the various quiches and the cajoling crpes such as the feta, spinach and tomato combo. “We are also offering a great daily table d’hte menu with soup, salad or quiche as a starter, fantastic European style steak, lamb, fish or chicken as a main course and, of course, a superb dessert. The whole meal is only $21!” adds Chef Bollinne. Also, “our Sunday brunch is all about eggs Benedict, crpes and mimosas!” says the perpetually enthusiastic Euro-Chef with his charming, visa-worthy accent. “Plus, we have a fun Karaoke soire on Fridays and live French music on Saturday nights.” Most appetizers are in the $4-$7 range. All lunch entres are under $8 while the dinner offerings are between $16 and $22. Beer is $3, wine glasses are $5 and bottles start at $20. The French Place is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 17 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: siren2415@gmail.com Pompano Beach Deer eld Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Galt Palm Aire The Pelican Pelican Theres good reason to vote for Pompano as shing meccaBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Thanks to the efforts of one local innkeeper, Pompano Beach is in the running for selection as Ultimate Fishing Town. Elaine Fitzgerald, owner of Beach Vacation Rentals, nominated the city in an online contest sponsored by World Fishing Network. Now shes encouraging others who share her view to go online and cast their votes during the month of May. People who like to fish know (why Pompano should be selected), she said. Residents not familiar with fishing might be proud to know why Pompano Beach should be named the Ultimate Fishing Town. Oakland Park approves land buy for Prospect Gardens parkBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park City commissioners in Oakland Park have authorized city officials to execute an agreement with Diamond Financial Services, LLC, for purchase of two parcels at 5081 NW Fifth Ave for a pocket park in Prospect Gardens. The asking price is $80,000. The vote approving the purchase was unanimous at a special meeting of the commission Monday, See FISHING MECCA on page 17 See LAND BUY on page 5 Roscoe Owens takes a bite out of a turkey leg at the annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival on Saturday. [Photo by Michael dOliveira]By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach A damp and dreary South Florida Saturday couldnt keep Boca resident Jason Hill and his wife, Elise, from breaking their sixyear tradition of attending the annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival.Sunday sunshine helps Seafood Fest make it through another year Its tradition. We havent missed a year. Why start now? he asked, adding, I cant remember it being this bad ever. Still a good time though. Unfortunately for vendors and festival promoters, the weather kept many away Friday and most of Saturday. See SEAFOOD FEST on page 21 Parks advisory board gathering forces to ban beach smokingBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Rafael Katz recalls an ugly incident on the beach here that impelled him to action. My children were playing in the sand and digging holes, he says. They got [cigarette] butts in their shovels. Katz, an attorney in Hollywood and a Pompano Beach resident, serves on the citys parks and recreation advisory board. The beach trucks that clean the beaches dont have the kinds of blades that pick up butts, so Katz added, they stay embedded in the sand carrying germs. See SMOKING BAN on page 12 FEMA says city owes $1.6 million for ineligible Hurricane Wilma projectsBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach After months of negotiation, the city is being asked to remit $1.6 million in federal funds paid for the cleanup of Hurricane Wilma. The major work the Federal Emergency Management Agency, See FEMA on page 29

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2 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 SightingsA community calendar of Broward County. Please email information to siren2415@ gmail.com By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioners gave the green light to a design plan for Commercial Boulevard from the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge to Seagrape Drive Tuesday. The vote was 4-1, Vice Mayor Scot Sasser dissenting. Commissioners chose a plan that keeps parallel parking on both sides of Commercial Boulevard and added landscaping between parking spaces. The plan also includes a multi-purpose pedestrian-bike lane and angled parking in the parking lots. During a recent special meeting, the commission heard from business owners and residents. The merchants Lauderdale-By-The-Sea moves forward with Commercial Boulevard designpreferred the selected design. Some residents preferred an alternate design with back out parking on to Commercial. In the approved design, existing parking lots are reconfigured, reversing the direction of internal travel lanes and reversing angled parking so the front of parked vehicles face the boulevard. Dimensions of the parking lot have been redesigned allowing for 15-foot wide sidewalks in front of businesses. Business signage locations are designated along with entry signage locations to the town. In dissenting, Sasser said the plan involves spending a lot of money without enough change. He said the plan doesnt give him the boulevard effect hes seeking and still needs work. Commissioner Stuart Dodd expressed concerns about safety of the multipurpose lane. While she favored the option selected, Mayor Roseann Minnet said she shared some of Sassers concerns. She said she would like to see more pop to the design. She wants people to know they are in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea once they cross the bridge. Hugh Johnson, landscape architect with Architectural Alliance, said the area will be wildly different from what it is now with tropical landscaping, signage and an entryway feature. He said the design team will continue to fine tune their work, accommodate commissioner concerns and add greenery. In other business, commis-See LBTS on page 3 Music, Film & Theatre4-27 & 28 Deerfield Beach Wine and Food Festival at Quiet Waters Park, 401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Cost varies. Visit www.DeerfieldBeachWineAndFoodFestival.com or 561-338-7594. 5-4 & 20 Little Women, The Musical at Sol Children See SIGHTINGS on page 15

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The Pelican 3 Friday, April 27, 2012 LBTSContinued from page 2 sioners unanimously agreed to give designers the go-ahead to proceed with plans for improvements on Bougainvilla Drive. They approved construction of a roundabout at Washingtonia Avenue, the addition of trees and tree islands where possible and designing drainage for a 10-year storm. They said no to pervious pavers and to narrowing the swale. By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors After six months of negotiations, city officials and members of the Broward Police Benevolent Association, or PBA, which represents law enforcement personnel, have agreed to a three-year contract. On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved the contract, saying that they had to strike a balance between the needs of police officers and the needs of the taxpayers. I wish we could pay more, said Commissioner Ted Galatis. Everyone has to feel the pain. Commissioner Julie Wilton Manors of cials, PBA agree on three-year police contractCarson added that negotiating a three-year contract, instead of the one-year contracts the city has been forging with the PBA since 2010, would save the city in legal costs. The new contract, effective April 27, grants PBA members a one percent wage adjustment the first year and a one percent adjustment the second year. When that happens the base pay rate will range between $19.72 per hour to $38.33 with many making $26 an hour and above. When the third year of the contract comes up, the PBA and city can sit down for further discussions. The city can bring two items to the table and the PBA can bring two items to the table, said City Manager Joseph Gallegos. The city also agreed to give the PBA a $10,000 lump sum to disperse among its members, to settle a claim of unfair labor practices. The case stems, in part, from claims by the PBA that the city did not fulfill promises it made during contract negotiations. Also per the agreement, effective the next time the city renews its healthcare plan, each PBA member will pay 15 percent of his or her healthcare premium plus 50 percent of the premium of any dependents on his or her plan. Before, according to Dio Sanchez, human resources manager, the city paid 100 percent of the premium. That was the biggest change, said Sanchez. PBA members who live outside the city and take home a municipal vehicle will also be charged between $20 and $50 per month, depending on the distance from the station to his or her residence. That stipulation has been a part of previous PBA contracts. Resident Paul Kuta said that commissioners who vote on the PBA contract and seek an endorsement from the organization are committing a conflict of interest. In an interview with The Pelican Commissioner Julie Carson said that she doesnt think endorsements are conflicts of interest, but she would like to avoid the appearance of one. Its better to err on the side of caution. Carson added that if she runs again when her term is up in November, she would not seek the PBAs endorsement again. In 2010, Carson See PBA on page 11

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4 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFFort Lauderdale One mans trash is one Ronald McDonald Houses treasure. On April 21, Oakland Park Kiwanis Club members delivered 325 pounds of aluminum can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale. Stacy Celestin, assistant house manager for Ronald McDonald, said the tabs will fetch 53 cents per pound and generate an extra $173 dollars for the house. This is our third year. Weve collected over a million of these [for Ronald McDonald House], said Dennis Buchta, Kiwanis board member. Kiwanis members also repaved a walkway at the house, donated 75 bottles of laundry detergent and cooked lunch for the 10 families living in the house at the time. Ronald McDonald House provides families a place to stay while their child receives medical treatment. Celestin estimates the detergent is enough to take care of laundry needs for the next six to eight months. The genesis of the Walkway of Hope, said Buchta, Kiwanians turn can tabs into cash for Ronald McDonald House Dennis Buchta, Kiwanis board member, smooths out some of the stones the club used to build the Walkway of Hope. [Photo by Michael dOliveira]came when one of the members tripped on one of the stepping stones when the club delivered its annual donation of detergent last year. So we said, lets build a better sidewalk, said Buchta, who estimates that the $750 spent on the walkway is the most money the club has ever committed to one project. Along with 25 pink stones, rocks and sand, members laid down 20 pavers decorated by students at Oakland Park Elementary School. I never thought it would come out like this, said Buchta. Celestin told Kiwanis members that she couldnt wait to see the faces of families and staff members when they saw See KIWANIS on page 11

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The Pelican 5 Friday, April 27, 2012 Commissioner Jed Shank urged city staff to consider the property, noting that residents often comment that all the citys Community Redevelopment Agency funds are being spent downtown. The neighborhood is very deserving of this, he said. Robert Rutherford, president of the Prospect Gardens Community Group, said the park is an amenity the neighborhood needs. Were very happy the commission supports it. Another ordinance, authorizing purchase of three properties at 1228, 1254 and 1266 Land buyContinued from page 1NE 38 St. failed by a vote of 4-1 with Vice Mayor John Adornato casting the only vote in favor of the purchase. Tontina, Inc., owner of the properties, was asking $1.365 million. Adornato unsucsessfully moved to support a third ordinance, calling for purchase of property owned by St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church of India at 3721 NE 13 Ave. for $425,000. Adornato said he supported the acquisitions because it sends the message Oakland Park is open for business, and we want to work with the community. The city is applying for reallocation of funds under an interlocal agreement with Broward County. A balance of $10.2 million remains of an original $13 million grant. City and county commissioners must approve the reallocation. Last week, commissioners authorized the purchased of the Sikes Tile property on Northeast 12 Avenue, Squire Plaza at Northeast 34 Court and Dixie Highway and the Schnell property on Northeast 37 Street. Appraisals must be submitted to Broward by May 8. Commissioner Shari McCartney said she is pretty confident that purchase of the core pieces are sufficient to spur development. She referred to the parcels approved last week. By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors Do you Burgoo? Thats the question Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club members are asking. And the answer can be found at the clubs annual Burgoo BBQ Bash, May 5 from 4:30 to 11 p.m. at 2749 NE 14 Ave., Wilton Manors, the same day the Kentucky Derby is held. With plenty of meats, vegetables and other ingredients, including chicken, pork, lamb, beef, corn, peas onions, okra, green beans and carrots, Bur-Kiwanis Kentucky Derby tradition continues May 5 goo has something for every palate. Its different each time. You name it. Its pretty much in there, said Tom Blanski, club president. Asked what Burgoo tastes like, with so many different flavors, Blanski says the pork will probably get the most attention. And for those not into Burgoo, chicken and pork will also be served. There will also be two contests: best desert and best decorated hat. The dish gets its name from the signature stew served during the Kentucky Derbys two-week-long festivities. And along with a live showing of the Kentucky Derby race, attendees can also enjoy the sounds of the Green Onions, a local band that plays See BURGOO on page 12

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6 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland ParkWilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Pompano Pelican is published weekly on FridaysStreet Address: 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Telephone: 954-783-8700 Fax: 954-783-0093Letters to the Editor are encouraged and accepted for print if signed, although a writers name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $31.80 including tax for one years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $95.40/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. The Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2012. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. The Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. The Pelican is a state certi ed woman-owned minority business. The Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, of ces, hospitals, news racks and single family homes. All advertising and copy is published at the sole discretion of the publisher. We welcome your critiques and ideas concerning this publication. Anne Siren, publisherExecutive Assistant: Mary Hudson Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Michael dOliveira Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Bill Fox Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XX, Issue 17 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsContinuing beach erosion far greater problem than turtle lightingTo the Editor, We live in Hillsboro Beach. We have the same problem as Jim Caggianos letter about the lights and turtles. The cost of changing light bulbs at our building, Hillsboro Island House, 1160 Hillsboro Mile, and all along the Deer eld Beach walkway is an unnecessary expense. Many condos along the mile have had to change bulbs to amber color. We also read about the issue of turning off the lighthouse at the Hillsboro Inlet which is ridicules to think we are putting turtles ahead of the safety of sailors and pilots. We at the Hillsboro Island House have more important issues: i.e. installing break waters to stop the loss of our beach sand, and I havent seen a news article on the Apr. 12 meeting at the Hillsboro Town Hall about beach renourishment. At that meeting, there were local homeowners that gave great presentations about the beach sand problem and had questioned for Coastal Systems International that gave a hot spot presentation. Lets keep our priorities straight and put our efforts into what is really important. John Luca Hillsboro BeachMore scrutiny of Pompano Beach 50-year lease needed To the Editor; After watching the Pompano Beach CRA meeting April 17, I was concerned to hear Commissioner Barry Dockswell ask for a vote to evaluate the money involved in the lease for the hotel. When the question was asked about the cost for this study, it was brie y discussed and agreed upon that it was too expensive. When you are considering a 50year lease, it would seem wise to pay $5,000 to $10,000 for another opinion on the matter. You could ultimately be talking about millions lost over the lease period. While the public may be happier with a hotel instead of a parking garage, we are giving up a single large parcel of land for a period of time that will outlive all of us. I think the commission (acting as the CRA) should reconsider Commissioner Dockswells request for an outside rms assessment before approving this lease Portia Castenholz Pompano Beach Law amending Sunday morning alcohol sales needs full considerationTo the Editor, The City of Deerfield Beachs recent decision to seek public input regarding its existing prohibition against Sunday morning alcohol sales was discussed last week during the Paul and Young Ron Show on south Florida radio station 105.9 FM. The DJs specifically expressed their aspirations of speaking with me about the topic. They made their objection to the existing prohibition abundantly clear. Likewise, most constituents that have contacted me about it agree such prohibitions are behind the times so to speakand they are, in many ways correct. While my final position on the matter will be stated at the time of the vote and not before, in response to the radio shows inquiry I wish to express a few thoughts about the topic now. 1) Before taking down a wall, one should have a full understanding of what it was put up to protect against in the first place. 2) There is great value in providing an opportunity for public input. The law has been around for decades. Providing a few weeks for our constituents to express their thoughts about it is only proper. 3. At this time when the Cove neighborhood is trying to protect its families and property values from a drug and alcohol rehab center with nine addicts residing in a single-family home, many constituents are rightly Mistakes are being madeTo the Editor; Who from the Deerfield Beach city staff and the CRA is being held responsible for the botched up paving of Hillsboro Boulevard? This is a project that has taken four years, and it was done incorrectly. It is now being redone, and last week one of the workers was killed at the site. If the city is in litigation as was reported by Charles De Brusco at the District 1 meeting, then who is doing the asphalt resurfacing now, and who is financially responsible? The chickens will come home to roost. In February of 2011 Wayne Miller, who had been with the Water Department for 35 years and had overseen the expansion and operation of the water plants for the last 10 years, retired. Wayne did not want to retire. He wanted to stay in the job he had been doing so well all those years. While he was there, Deerfield Beach always had the countys best water. He went to Burgess Hanson to tell him that working with the person who was his supervisor was intolerable, and unless changes could be made, he would retire. The manager chose to support a fouryear employee against the needs of a most valuable member of the city staff. The result of this See MISTAKES on page 7 See ALCOHOL on page 7 CorrectionIn the article in the April 20 issue of The Pelican Men Want to Know, regarding researchers at FAU conducting the Healthy Aging Study, the telephone number was printed incorrectly. The correct number for Dr. Sonja Diaz is 561-297-4323. The Pelican regrets the error.Ancient sea turtles laying eggs on Florida beachesCOURTESY OF FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE COMMISSIONThe survival of sea turtle species that have been on earth 110 million years depends on a ritual that begins every spring, as females climb out of the ocean to lay their eggs. Floridas sea turtle nesting season started this month and continues through October. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking beach-goers to be careful and watch out for sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Leatherback turtle nests already have been documented this year on beaches in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. Please respect Floridas sea turtles by leaving them alone and staying at a distance when you spot them moving across the sand or laying eggs, said Robbin Trindell, who is responsible for sea turtle management at the FWC. Sea turtles are resilient species, having been on earth for millions of years, but the turtles and their eggs and hatchlings are especially vulnerable whenever they appear on our beaches. Once a female sea turtle digs a nest on the beach with her rear flippers, she deposits about 100 eggs the size of pingpong balls. Then she covers up the nest with sand. Females often appear to weep as they nest, but the purpose of those tears is to remove salt from the turtles body. Last year was an exceptional nesting year for sea turtles in Florida, with a record count for green turtle nests, and the number of leatherback turtle nests almost matching the record. Another important step that people can take to help sea turtle nesting is turning off or shielding outdoor lights that face the ocean. Sea turtle hatchlings may confuse artificial nighttime lighting on homes and businesses with the sparkle of seawater, and head in the wrong direction when leaving their nests. If confused turtle hatchlings end up heading inland instead of toward their watery habitat, they often die from dehydration, getting run over, or being preyed upon by raccoons, ghost crabs and fire ants. Sea turtle eggs typically incubate for 45 to 60 days, and the hatchlings will emerge on Florida beaches through November. Three sea turtle species, the loggerhead, green turtle and leatherback, nest regularly on Floridas beaches. Two other species, the hawksbill and Kemps See SEA TURTLES on page 14

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The Pelican 7 Friday, April 27, 2012 grievous error was the recent posting of the citys failure in 2011 to meet the monitoring requirements for the water system. It never happened on Wayne Millers watch. When is this commission going to wake up to the fact that the city is moving in the wrong direction? When will people be made to pay for the mistakes they are making? It is time to let the voters voices be heard, and they will be heard whether it is in November or March. The choice is yours. Jean M. Robb Deerfield Beach MistakesContinued from page 6concerned about the loss of traditional values in our society in general, and specifically about the lack of respect for a day that many of us reserve to honor God. 4) Our businesses here in Deerfield Beach deserve to be on an equal playing field with surrounding communities. As a follower of Christ and a believer in the Bible, I can understand how these socalled Blue Laws came about. I also know that I am saved by Gods grace and my personal faith. I think Tim Tebow has it correct as he tries to get people to open the Bible to John 3:16. Those 25 words are the essence of the Gospel, not the Blue Laws! Joseph P. Miller District 1 Commissioner, Deerfield Beach Send your letters to the editor to siren2415@gmail.com AlcoholContinued from page 6 To set the record straightTo to the Editor, I was not planning to write a letter regarding my termination of employment from the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Chamber of Commerce. However, in view of the recent letter published in the Chamber newsletter which did not fully explain my termination, I feel compelled to set the record straight. The Chamber can spin it anyway they want. I did not retire, or step down. After 10 years of dedication, hard work, no reprimands, receiving a lot of praise for the job I was doing, a number of plaques for outstanding service, I was red. Their only comment was the Chamber is going in a new direction. I have received many telephone calls from members regarding this, and I was deeply touched to hear the kind words they had to say, and I thank them all for their support. Sincerely, Judy Swaggerty, Former Executive Director LBTS Chamber of Commerce Letters & Opinions Send your letter to the editor siren2415@gmail.com

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8 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. BriefsBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFJoseph Rainer is a fully accredited coin and bullion dealer who buys and sells coins, silver, gold, platinum, Bullion, and diamonds. Although his showroom is in New Port Richey, Florida, he hopes to have a branch office up and running in Boca Raton this year. A member of the Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton Chambers of Commerce, he frequently comes to the area to do free appraisals at in-home appointments with long time and new clients. Ive been in this business for 22 years, he says. Ive been in it full time since the market crashed in 2007. Somewhat of an entrepreneur, he also owned the Boca Raton Institute at Yamato and Federal in Boca for 9 years where his accredited school taught massage therapy, skin care and nail technology. Ive also been a construction project manager, but I was always also a dealer in precious metals and coins. He recommends having 35 percent of ones assets invested in tangible assets such as he sells. He is an active buyer and seller of bars, wafers and coins. He sells all U.S. Mint Bullion products including gold, silver and platinum American Eagles. He also sells Royal Canadian Mint products including gold, silver and platinum Maple Leafs and Krugerrands of South Africa. I caution clients to stay away from paper metal stocks Investors diversify portfolios with tangible assets like precious metals from U.S. Gold and Silver, Inc.Joseph Rainer, right, at work in his Port Richey of ce. Shown here with a client discussing investing in precious metals,and bonds because they can go up and down and out and take you right with them. Actual metals are tangible in-hand investments that may go up or down but always have a good value. In the main, if the dollar is strong, metals go down. If oil moves up, metals move up. Since 2003, Rainer has been a certified grader of mint state U.S. Coins by the American School of Numismatics Association, or AMA, and is a lifetime member of Florida United Numismatists, or F.U.N. He is a fully accredited dealer and grading company by USPI, Inc. an accreditation agency. These are all very important factors for a dealer in this business, he points out. They authenticate my claims of reliability and honesty and give me the solid reputation I have earned. Richard Grossman, Port Richey, Fl., admits he was a bit leery about investing in the coin business, but he says, I did buy silver and gold coins for a very fair price from Joseph Rainer, and paid a fair price. Im holding what I bought because this is a good investment that holds its value. To make my point, two pre-1964 dimes could buy a $5 gallon of gas in todays world. I call that appreciation. Joesph is sharp and hes fair. Ive checked his competition and hes the best. See GOLD on page 13 Consult a tech professionalPompano Beach On May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., the Pompano Beach Business Resource Center will host Consult with a Computer Technology Professional, a workshop where residents and business owners can learn about virus removal, optimizing computer performance, backing up files and other computer related information and strategies. The event will be held at the Business Resource Center, 501 NE 1 St. Call 954-5861111. Paddle board launch in Fort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale Paddle boarders can now launch their boards from a public dock, earmarked specifically for them on the Intracoastal Waterway at the Las Olas Marina, 240 E. Las Olas Circle. Access is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Users must first register at the marina office. For more, call 954-828-7200. Send in your news siren2415@gmail.com

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The Pelican 9 Friday, April 27, 2012 By Steven WolfSPECIAL TO THE PELICANPompano Beach It actually took a photograph to declare 19-year-old Jed Crist, riding for iBERIABANK of Pompano Beach, as the winner in the Pompano Has Heart inaugural Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Bounce Horse Derby Sunday. The Bounce Horse Derby, Jed Crist wins rst Bounce Horse Derby in photo nish at Pompano Seafood Festival which was delayed a day due to wind and rain Saturday, featured three elimination divisions Sunday with the winner of each division returning for the grand nale. Local businesses sponsored jockeys for the race with all proceeds donated to the disaster relief charity, Pompano Has Heart, Inc. The race was held on the sand in front of the Community Stage. Each race was 40-feet long and jockeys had to bounce their ways to the nish line. In the nal it was neck and neck between Jed Crist and Jon Saluk as the two jockeys crossed the nish line at the exact same time. But the judges went to the of cial photographer and the photo See DERBY on page 17Jed Crist, right, holds off Jon Saluk in winning the nal heat of the Pompano Has Heart inaugural Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Bounce Horse Derby Sunday. Crist was sponsored in the race by iBERIABANK Pompano Beach. Saluk was sponsored by the Wellness Center of Florida. [Photos by Skip Smith] Jed Crist, 19, of Pompano Beach accepts the Bounce Horse Derby Cup Trophy for his victory Sunday at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival. Left is Steven Wolf, president of Pompano Has Heart and on the right is Crists sponsor for the race, Jean McIntyre, Vice President Branch Manager of iBERIABANK of Pompano Beach. BROWARD SHERIFFS OFFICELauderdale-By-The-Sea Broward Sheriffs Of ce detectives have charged two employees of a hyperbaric facility for gross negligence in failing to maintain equipment in which a 4-year-old boy and his grandmother died in a 2009 re. Both men face charges of manslaughter and aggravated manslaughter. The charges were the result of a joint investigation with the State Fire Marshals Of ce and BSO. On May 1, 2009, Vincenza Pesce was holding her 4year-old grandson, Francesco Martinisi, inside of a tubelike hyperbaric chamber as he was being treated for cerebral palsy. Investigators believe the re was started by static electricity inside the Two men charged in hyperbaric re that killed boy and grandmother chamber. It took nearly two minutes to free the two, who were completely engulfed in ames and later died of their injuries. Investigators noted various electrical issues with the Vickers hyperbaric chambers such as burned wiring and soldered exposed wiring. The chambers were dusty, and some were rigged using electrical extension cords taped together with electrical tape and broken indicator lights on the chamber controls. Lance Bark, safety director and technician at Ocean Hyperbaric Neurologic Center, and Dr. George Daviglus, medical director, failed to make sure the chambers and wires were properly grounded See FIRE on page 22

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10 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFNick Spiller seems like a typical Boy Scout until he pulls out his bugle and plays Taps, loud and clear in front of the First Baptist Church on first street. He demonstrated his skill at the end of a Pelican interview, playing a variety of calls ending in TAPS, the sad and mournful call that brings tears to the eye and goose bumps to the flesh. Nick and his dad, Linn Spiller shared their story of how Nick became a bugler. Linn says, Im the Scout Master of Troop 226 which meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. here at the First Baptist Church. We have 16 boys in our troop. Every troop has a position for a bugler, but there are very few buglers around. Nick, who goes to Lyons Creek Middle School in Coconut Creek, took trumpet lessons in school. He liked it so much, we followed up with private lessons with Jack Merek of Autry Music School. And then Nick decided he wanted to play the bugle. We ordered an inexpensive one on ebay, and hell tell you the rest. It was easy for me to transfer from the trumpet to the bugle. Nick nods. I can now play Reveille to the colors, Battle stations, Mess call, Scouts call, Officers call, Assembly and Taps. Becoming a bugler has opened up a whole new world to me.13-year-old Boy Scout, Nicholas Spiller, to bugle TAPS at Arlington National Cemetery on May 19My favorite call is Mess Call, he grins. But I used them all at our Fall Encampment, a Scout camp-out attending by over 100 scouts in the district. All communications were done through buglers call and I became the Lighthouse Districts Chief Bugler. I hung out with the chief and did all the calls to different actions. The chief scout at that encampment is the son of Steve Zimmerman, well known Pompano Beach lawyer, who is a Scout leader and a bugler. Steves skill on the bugle inspired Nick, Linn says. They met in Cosmoss parking lot and did bugle calls together. Steve told us Nick needed a B-flat Bugle and we saw to it that he got one. Nick strokes his new bugle gently, saying, Im very careful with it. His father added, Live buglers are a dying breed. but Nick is going to do his part to keep the unique sound of Young Boy Scout bugler, Nick Spiller shown here, in uniform, with his bugle which has enlarged his experience and given him many opportunities to be of service to ceremonies in need of his talents. On May 19, Armed Forces Day, he will join other buglers to perform Taps at Arlington National Cemetery. the bugle heard because it is so much more effective than the electronic sound many situations are forced to use. This young man is now a member of two bugle groups, Taps 150 a Face book group and Buglers Around The Country that includes volunteer buglers who will play events as needed. Its members includes scouts, musicians and the military. Nick has and will again play Taps at the Town of Davies Memorial Day Parade. Hes performed at local schools and flag retirement ceremonies. Of course he has earned his Bugler Unit Badge, but the big thrill was being invited to play at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Taps on Armed Forces Day which is May 19.See TAPS on page 14 Free waste disposalLighthouse Point Residents can drop off hazardous waste materials and old electronics and get their personal documents shredded for free Saturday, Apr. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave. Proof of residency is required. No business-generated waste or documents will be accepted. Household items accepted include paints, oils, pesticides, pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, TVs, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones and DVD players. Not accepted are kitchen appliances, explosives, flares, ammunition, bio-hazardous and medical waste. Call 954-946-7386. Rescue 4 at NE Focal PointDeerfield Beach The Remembrance Project, a mobile memorial to the firefighters who died in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, will be at NE Focal Point, 150 NE 2 Ave., Deerfield Beach on May 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Project offers the public a chance to view Rescue Truck 4, the truck that carried nine firefighters to rescue victims of the attack on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. All nine firefighters died that day. Rescue 4 and 5 have been restored and travel throughout the country to raise awareness of the attack, raise funds to assist families of all firefighters who have died in the line of duty and educate young people about the attack. Send in your briefssiren2415@gmail.com

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The Pelican 11 Friday, April 27, 2012 the walkway for the first time. Organizations like Kiwanis, she said, provide a lot to the families that stay in the Ronald McDonald House. Celestin said Ronald McDonald asks families to also give what they can but if a family cant pay we dont tell them to pack their bags. Built in May of 2004, the house in Fort Lauderdale, located across from Broward General Medical Center, has 20 rooms and can house up to 15 families at one time. While they stay at the house, KiwanisContinued from page 4families are provided with everything they need, including food, so they can concentrate on their childs medical condition. Our mission is to create a home-away-from-home for all our families, said Celestin. Sharon Etzweilers fourmonth-old grandson, Atreyu, is dealing with brain damage as a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Etzweiler, who lives in Clewiston, says its a blessing to be able to focus on her grandson. Everything else is pretty much taken care of. Members of the Oakland Park Kiwanis Club pose with their donations, 325 pounds. of aluminum can tab tops and 75 bottles of laundry detergent. and Commissioner Scott Newton were endorsed by the PBA. Galatis and Mayor Gary Resnick, who also ran in 2010, did not receive endorsements. Newton also said he doesnt see it as a conflict of interest. Theyre a part of our community too, he said. If I promised them something in return for their endorsement, that would be a conflict. I dont do that. Multiple phone calls to the PBA for comments were not returned in time for publication.PBAContinued from page 3

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12 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 For months, the board has sent requests to the commission to create an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in public parks. The beach is the largest public park in the city, but the answer is always the same. The law is preemptive. Katz understands that. The Clean Air Act, passed by the state in 1990, regulated smoking to specific areas. He explains. When the state passed the Clean Air Indoor Act, the law was preemptive. That means that no lower government has the right to enact any regulation regarding smoking. While the city could pass an ordinance prohibiting smoking, the law would not be enforceable due to its preemptive prohibition. But that has not stopped the city from placing about 40 signs at parks that read, No Smoking, Thank You for Not Smoking and Young Lungs at Play. In 2010, Deerfield Beach commissioners, unwilling to pass a similar law, placed 15 No Smoking signs on its beach. Katz says the social stigma attached to smoking today and the signs are helping to lower the number of public smokers, but his group still intends to push for a law: enforceable or not. Last month, members of the American Lung Association, or ALA, added weight to the boards quest for smoke-free public parks. ALA members have offered to provide sample ordinances and educational materials to urge the city to move forward on a law. They will also speak to the commission at a public meeting. Chris Mullon, another board member, says he wants to see a law passed. [Smoking] is really annoying at soccer and Little League games, he said. Katz, who has volunteered Smoking banContinued from page 1 No smoking sign displayed at a Pompano Beach city park. as a soccer coach in the past said he wasnt going to have smoking at his practices at all. I said we were providing a clean and healthy activity, so if they were smokers, I asked them to do it in the parking lot. It was never an issue, he said.BurgooContinued from page 5 Classic Rock songs. The cost is $10 for presale tickets and $15 at the door. For advance tickets, call 954729-0837. A $100 door prize drawing will be held for presale tickets. Proceeds from Burgoo help fund community service projects. Disclosure: Michael dOliveira is a member of the Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club.By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFz In his attempt to reduce the number of successful burglaries in this city, Police Chief Ross Licata has another message for the public: always investigate when a car alarm goes off. Recently, expensive wheels were stolen from a SUV after the alarm sounded and the owner turned it off with his remote without checking out the situation. Later, surveillance cameras showed the thieves leaving the scene only to return when the alarm was silenced and finish their nefarious work. When your vehicle alarm goes off at night, call us, Chief Licata said. The chief has some more tips for thwarting car thieves: if possible park your wheels in a garage, or use wheel locks, or park the car in front of the house in a well-lit spot with the alarm activated. All over South Florida were seeing groups that target fancy wheels, rims and tires costing $600 to $800 each. Thats a $4,000 loss, the chief said. Activating security systems when away from home, if only for a few moments, is also a must according to Licata. In one recent burglary, the homeowner was away only Simple steps help avert crime in the neighborhood, says LHP Chiefan hour but the thieves went in and got away with the loot. People may be watching and see you leave, Licata said. Daytime home burglaries are increasing here and Licata asks for the publics assistance when they notice anything out of place in the neighborhood. Particularly suspicious should be anyone soliciting door-to-door. This city has a very strict soliciting law and if I give out two or three permits a year, thats a lot. Most people selling door-to-door are violating the law, Licata said. Commonly, the solicitor will actually be checking to see if anyone is at home, or to divert the homeowner while a partner-in-crime enters through a backdoor. Often, when the door is answered, the visitor asks for someone not known to anyone and then moves on in search of an empty home. People tend to just close their doors to these visitors and not to call the police, the chief said. The best practice here is to make that call so the police can check out the solicitor. Dont ask to see the permit, he cautions, as prolonged contact could turn into a dangerous situation. Recently a group of people canvassing a LHP neighborhood fled the city resulting in a police chase then ended in Miami Gardens where a number of people were arrested with stolen goods. Keeping all doors locked when at home is the best policy. Electronics were stolen last week when someone walked in an unlocked side door, the chief said. Fortunately, the citys own surveillance system picked up the burglars vehicle and it was found in Dania. See CRIME on page 15

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The Pelican 13 Friday, April 27, 2012 Frank Erricos, Brooksville, Fl. says, Ive bought gold and silver coins from U.S. Gold and Silver, Inc. and can say that if you are buying or selling, his prices are the best. Ive checked many other coin dealers on line. Its easy enough to do and Joe pays the best when youre selling, and the charges the least when youre buying. He is a fair business man and I recommend him. For further information or a free appraisal, call 561-8599353. GoldContinued from page 8By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park The citys Lakeside Sand Preserve has been the adopted home for four waif gopher tortoises since December. The four females were brought to Oakland Park from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve in Boca Raton. Theyre called waifs because they are orphans, often found roaming on a country road, city horticulturist Charlie Livio explained. People find them and bring them to wildlife centers. In order to adopt the torTortoise waifs nd a home at Oakland Parks Lakeside Sand Preserveof it underground, so the tortoises could not dig their way out. The tortoises were brought to the site on a Friday, and by Monday had started building a burrow, their protection from predators and bad weather. Every three days Livio has visited the site to check on the tortoises and the fence, to bring them produce, donated by a local Albertsons, and fill their water trays. The fence was taken down early this month, so now theyre wandering around the site. Now they have a sense that they belong there, Livio said, noting the process has been a labor of love and an educational experience. I had the responsibility to be a caretaker and to make sure we were successful. Gopher tortoises are protected in Florida and nearing endangered species status in South Florida. Oakland Park was the first city in the state to undergo the formal adoption process. The Lakeside Sand Pine Preserve is at 2820 NW 27 Ave. toises, the city had to obtain a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Agency representatives visited Lakeside to check on the site. This is the habitat theyre at home in, Livio said. The high, dry sandy landscape has all but disappeared in South Florida, lost to development. Helping the tortoises acclimate to their new home has been an education, Livio said. If we just put them there, theyd have no sense of place and would wander out into traffic. So first, a 2 and 1/2-foot fence was installed, 10 inches Yet unnamed, the waif gopher is settling into her new home in Oakland Park. Charlie Livio calls the rescue and transition a labor of love. Advertise 954-783-8700

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14 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 For the first time, I will get to meet other TAPS buglers face to face, Nick says, his eyes sparkling. There may be up to 100 men, women, and Boy Scouts doing this honor together. Im excited to go to this famous cemetery, see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the graves of other famous men of history, Troop leader dad says, Weve visited Washington as a family and with the troop, but this time his mother and I will be witness to our son participating in this historic service. Its exciting! Nick loves scouting and hopes to become an Eagle Scout. Right now he and his troop are learning CERT with Pompano Fire Rescue. We were on hand, passing out water, at the recent Bill Elliot church service, Linn says. Being one of a dying breed isnt all bad for Nick. He hopes to be invited by the BSO to play echo TAPS with them and other buglers at future events. Echoing TAPS creates a very moving sound, Nick says. Then as he plays the chilling call, once again one hears .Day is done/ Gone the sun/ From the lake/ From the hills/ From the sky. All is well/ Safely rest/ God is nigh. After many more verses it ends with While the light fades from sight/And the stars gleaming rays softly send/To thy hands/ We our souls/ Lord commend. The following excerpts are taken from the Arlington National Cemetery websiteTaps, the Military Bugle in History and CeremonyTapsA bugle call that beckons us to remember patriots who served our country with honor and valor. It is the most familiar call and one that reaches our deepest emotions. The Taps Exhibit tells the story of the famous bugle call and those surrounding it. The composition of Taps, the ceremonies in which it is used, and the stories of those who have sounded the call have a signi cant, and often overlooked, part of American history. Arlington National Cemetery, our Nations greatest shrine, honors those who have sounded the eloquent melody. A Taps exhibit sheds light on this signi cant part of American Historythe story behind the bugle call of Taps and the role of the military bugler. The vision for this display has come from the Jari A. Villanueva, trumpeter with the Air Force Ceremonial Brass. Villanueva has procured hundreds of items. including TAPSContinued from page bugles, photos, sheet music, uniforms and a variety of other memorabilia related to the bugle and Taps. The centerpiece is the bugle used to sound Taps at the funeral of John F. Kennedy, the nations 35th president. This bugle had previously been on display at the Smithsonians American History Museum. ridley, nest infrequently on the state s shoreline. All five species are federally listed as either threatened or endangered. You can report someone disturbing a sea turtle nest, or Sea turtlesContinued from page 6report a sea turtle that is being harassed, injured or dead by calling 1-888-404-FWCC. For more information on sea turtles, go to www.MyFWC. com/SeaTurtle Sea turtle conservation is supported by the Helping Sea Turtles Survive license tag available at www.buyaplate.com.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, April 27, 2012 May 19 Seminole Casino, Hollywood, 4150 N. State Road 7. one-hour pilot, followed by three seasons of the groundbreaking series on Bio. and A&E. Hes appeared on Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight. Hes been called a cross between John Edward and Dr. Phila psychic who doesnt hesitate to tell it like it is. A rm believer in God and Angels, he says miracles great and small happen every day. Call 954-961-3220 for times.. Internationally acclaimed psychic, medium, and paranormal investigator, Chip Coffey was featured on 21 episodes of the A&E series, Paranormal State, and was host of Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, a At the Casino . Call The Pelican SightingsContinued from page 2 Very few of these crimes are committed by people living here, Licata said. The vast number of the bad guys and girls are coming from Dade or Palm Beach counties. In todays environment, there are people out there just looking for an opportunity to steal and make money, Licata said. And they will travel miles to accomplish this. The number to call when anything unlikely occurs in your LHP neighborhood is 954-942-8080. We need the public to be an extension of our eyes and ears, Licata said. And there is no need to worry that your call may be a false alarm. Wed rather be cautious, the chief said. If it is something legitimate, well just move on. CrimeContinued from page 12Local author discusses her cookbookPompano Beach Suzanne Jones, a Pompano Beach resident and former food writer with the Sun Sentinel has recently published her book, Readable, Doable and Delicious The book includes stories and recipes for all occasions. Jones will speak at the next Book Talk at the Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd., May 19 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 954-786-2181. Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets $15 and $10. Call 561-4478829 5-12 Prisoner of 2nd Ave will be performed at the Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts May 12 through June 3. Tickets are $25. 954726-7898.Food & Bargains4-28 Garage sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Curves of Lighthouse Point, 1847 NE 25 St., Lighthouse Point. Event benefits the American Cancer Society.Books, Speakers, Education, Classes & Seminars4-30 Arboretum tour guide class from 6 to 8 p.m. at Constitution Park Arboretum, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach. Cost is $25/ 954-234-1002. 5-1 Broward County Property Appraisers Office host a tax-related community outreach event at Oakland Park City Hall, 3650 NE 12 See SIGHTINGS on page 16

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16 The PelicanFriday, April 27, 2012 Pompano Beach Chamber Chamber members in Pompano Beach have an active calendar this May where they can dress up for food and wine or pull out the fishing rods for a day on the sea. Business with a Twist ,an after-work social, at Mercantil Commercebank Wednesday May 2, 1000 S. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. North Broward Teachers of the Year May 18 at John Knox Village dining room at noon. Cost is $30. Call 954941-2940. Fine Food & Wine May 22 at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek, 555 NW 62 St., Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets $70 at the door. Call 954-941-2940. For the community -Cruise in for Cars & Cash PNC Imperial Point Branch May 12 at the hospital located at 6550 North Federal Hwy,, Pompano Beach 2012 Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo Join the anglers from May 16 to May 19 at Alsdorf Park and Boat Ramp, 2974 14 Street Causeway Sign-up for the party and silent auction on May 16 from Party and Silent Auction, Wednesday, May 16 from 5 to 10 p.m. Late sign up on May 17 until 9 p.m. at the Lighthouse Brew Pub Bar at Alsdorf Park Fishing details: Lines in the water, Friday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lines in the Water, Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. to noon. Weigh-in: Friday, May 18, open to the public, 3 p.m. to last fish is weighed. Party: Join the fun at the mystical Lighthouse Brew Pub at Alsdorf Park. It magically appears once a year for four days only, and it is open to the public starting May 14. Awards: Award ceremony and celebration 7:30 p.m.. at Alsdorf Park and Boat Ramp. Call 954-942-4513 or e-mail fishtherodeo@gmail.com. Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach On Tuesday, when Pompano Beach Firefighters answered calls call about a whale in the water close to Southeast 8 Street, they found a whale of a turtlea 400-pound leatherback sea turtle at the shore. Most sea turtles prefer to nest in the evenings, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesperson, Carli Segelson, said daytime It wasnt a whale that came ashore on Pompano Beachnesting occurs sometimes. Several other species of sea turtles do exhibit some daytime nesting. Kemps Ridley turtles nest primarily in the daytime. Hawksbills nest in the daytime frequently in the Indian Ocean, occasionally in the Atlantic, said Segelson. Five leatherbacks nested in Broward County in 2011. Turtle nesting season in South Florida officially begins on May 1 and goes until October. After her cameo appearance, this Leatherback returns to the sea. Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 954-357-5579. 5-3 Broward Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. S., Coconut Creek. Meeting is free and open to the public. 954-9467359. SightingsContinued from page 15 See SIGHTINGS on page 22

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The Pelican 17 Friday, April 27, 2012 Readers will nd The Pelican at Lowes entrance in Pompano Beach. Call 954-783-8700. showed that Crist was the winner by a scant nose over Saluk, who was sponsored by the Wellness Center of Florida. Brigit Korman, riding for John Knox Village, or JKV, was third. This was an amazing event. Crist said. I had never competed in a bounce horse race before today and it was pretty cool. I had a lot of fun and look forward to defending my title next year. iBERIABANK Vice President and branch manager, Jean McIntyre, who is also current chair of the board of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, accepted the Derby Cup on behalf of iBERIABANK. Crist and McIntyre also won one-year memberships in the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and gift certi cates to numerous restaurants in Pompano Beach. Jon Saluk was victorious for the Wellness Center over Michael Hunter; Ridit Pest Control. The Reverend Bernard Pecaro, St. Martins Episcopal Church, was third and Jonny Feinberg, John Knox Village, came in fourth. Second division winners were Jed Crist, iBERIABANK, beat Alex Romero, Executive Printing, with Brigit Korman, JKV was third. Then in the third division, Brigit Korman won by a nose over John Better, Auto Tech & Body. Rachido Ivy, Kiwanis Club, was third. John Berry, Harness Racing Hall of Famer was the race announcer. Nearly $2,000 was raised from the event for Pompano Has Heart. For more information about Pompano Has Heart, visit www.pompanohasheart.org. [See more Seafood Festival stories on page 1] DerbyContinued from page 9Heres what she wrote in her entry: Pompano Beach is South Floridas Saltwater Fishing Capital starting with our charter fishing fleet at the Intracoastal Waterway inlet to the ocean. Its only a 10minute boat ride to the reefs and the closest big-game fishing in America. Catch sailfish within sight of shore; also dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, cobia, tuna, snapper, king mackerel. Our 1,200-foot public fishing pier is open 24/7. Miles of public beach offer surf fishing with historic Hillsboro Lighthouse as a backdrop. Home of Floridas oldest Holiday Boat Parade in December, Seafood Fest in April, Fishing Rodeo in May. City slogan is Floridas Warmest Welcome. If enough of our residents and visitors take time to vote and we got the title, thats just another feather in our cap when we promote how wonderful our city is for visitors and residents, Fitzgerald said. Quality of life is important to any city, she said. Fishing is one more element that adds to the quality of life. Fitzgerald owns five properties in the beach area. She serves on the board of directors of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and heads the Tourist Development Task Force. Go to www. worldfishingnetwork.com to cast your vote. Fishing MeccaContinued from page 1

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18 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Over 50 people attended the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or LBTS, Chamber of Commerces networking event at Flip Flops Dockside Eatery in Fort Lauderdale on April 18. Attendees enjoyed food and drink specials, networked and exchanged business cards. [Above] Yolanda Bernardini and Ed White. [Top Right] Katrina Rice, LBTS Commissioner Mark Brown, Alan Forgea and LBTS Chamber of Commerce President Mark Silver. [Bottom Right] Mindy Correa, Shevaun Kuhn and Jennifer Kovacs. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock]Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber members share food, fun and business cards

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The Pelican 19 Friday, April 27, 2012 Booster Club golf tournamentOn May 5 at 8 a.m., the Pompano Beach High School Booster Club will hold its annual golf tournament at the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course, 1101 N. Federal Hwy. The tournament serves as a fundraiser for student athletes and helps pay for college expenses such as books, computers and other items not covered by scholarships. Along with the tournament, participants will also have the chance to win raffle prizes that include spa packages, paddle boarding lessons, restaurant gift certificates and more. To sign up for the tournament, call 954-6389352. By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors Reed Alfieri has landed in Roswell, New Mexico. Alfieri, 24, a Wilton Manors resident and parttime employee of the citys parks and recreation department, recently signed with the Roswell Invaders, an independent professional baseball team. Alfieri, a pitcher who played two seasons with the Alpine Cowboys in Texas, goes to the Invaders two years after helping his former team win the Ferguson Jenkins League Championship trophy. In 2011, the Invaders beat Alpine and took home the Pecos League Championship. He also made the leagues all-Wilton Manors resident signs with Roswell Invaders baseball teamstar team both years. Patrick Cann, parks and recreation department director, said it was cool to see Wilton Manors listed as Alfieris hometown on the Invaders roster. I think its exciting for him to have a dream and pursue that dream. Were all very excited for him, said Cann. Alfieri says that this is probably his last year playing professional baseball, if the Yankees dont sign me, he joked. This year though, Alfieri says hes ready for another season. I condition myself pretty good throughout the offseason. But Ive always wanted to gain more velocity in my fastball. Right now, he says his fastball is clocking in at 90/91 mph but hes hoping to get it up to 93/94 mph. To put a little more heat on his pitches, Alfieri says hes doing long throw exercises. They say if you can throw 250 feet on a line then you can throw 95 mph 90 ft. to home plate, he said. In 2010, he had four wins, one loss, a 1.75 ERA, six saves and 55 strikeouts. In 2011, he had three wins, two losses, a 3.90 ERA, four saves and 35 strikeouts. As for the psychological aspect of his game, I dont really get nervous or really worry about anything on the mound, said Alfieri. You just got to go in and be a bulldog. Simon Walters, the Invaders manager, has had experience coaching Alfieri in the past and said hes happy to have him on in Roswell. Reeds a really good relief pitcher. Hes an asset in the bullpen and hes always been an asset to me, said Walters. Hes not a kid I have to worry about, on or off the field. I hope I can help him move up to the next level. Like his time in Texas, Alfieri is staying with a host family in Roswell for the season, which runs May 10 to July 31. The city, with a population of 48,366, is world famous for an incident where a UFO allegedly crashed there in the 1940s. Since then, the city has developed its own UFO and space alien-themed tourism industry. You go down the street and all the street lights have little alien things on them. [There are] alien museums, alien cafes, it all has to do with aliens, said Alfieri. Al eri after a pitch with his previous team, the Alpine Cowboys. [Photo courtesy of Reed Al eri]

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The Pelican 21 Friday, April 27, 2012 Friday night was horrendous. We pretty much got rained out Friday night, said festival organizer John Good, of Good Event Management. As for Saturday, It wasnt anywhere near the type of crowd we usually have but we had a pretty nice Seafood FestContinued from page 1crowd, said Good. The owner of Seafood Paradise, who identified himself as Captain Ron, said the weather was just the nature of the beast and theres no use crying about it. I havent seen the animals it wasnt. Its kind of a testament to the strength of this event, said Good. We were scared to death and it turned out better than we expected.Fun and fundraisingBut the festival wasnt just about fun. There was also a fundraising side. Members of the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club, Manuel Santos, of Seafood Paradise, cooks up some shrimp for a customer.coming up the street two-bytwo yet, he joked. But while rain kept many away at the start, by Sunday clear skies had returned along with vendors and the crowds. It could have been a complete disaster but Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point Rotary Club, Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Proud, Pompano Has Heart and other groups earned money by volunteering at the event for their organizations. Gwen Leys, executive board member of Pompano Has Heart, and her husband, Richard, also a member of Kiwanis, were two of the volunteers. Gwen said when Pompano Has Heart was first founded, the focus was to help the victims of the January 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti. Richard estimates that from 2010 to 2011, Pompano Has Heart raised about $14,000, which was used to send generators, food and clothing to an orphanage and medical supplies to a hospital. Now, said Gwen, the groups mission has expanded to include local charitable events. Two it has helped so far are the Broward Sheriffs Office, which organized a Christmas party for needy children, and Christmas in July, organized by Browards Kiwanis clubs. Pompano Has Heart added another $2,000 to its coffers at the Festival with its Bounce Horse Derby. [See Bounce Horse Derby story on page 9] Jasmine Vann takes some time out from the surf and seafood to get her face painted by Barbie Ojeda.

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22 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 and maintained. They failed to have the required annual inspections of the chambers and failed to make sure the patients were wearing the proper attire. They didnt know the proper decompression procedures once the re started and didnt properly supervise the patients while they were inside the chamber. In addition, detectives found a 2008 letter to the center detailing age-related problems with the Vickers hyperbaric chambers indicating that the employees knew of the problems. The chamber in question was built in 1967 and refurbished in 1984. BSO deputies arrested Bark Wednesday afternoon at the center. Daviglus told detectives he will turn himself in Monday with his attorney in Broward County. The center is still open but operates under a new name, the Neubauer Center. FireContinued from page 7 Advertise in The Pelican 954-783-8700! Clubs, Civic Groups, Charity and Volunteers5-2 Oakland Park Friends of the Library meets from 4 to 5 p.m. at the library, 1298 NE 37 St., Oakland Park. 954-630-4270. 5-2 Wilton Manors Friends of the Library board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library, 500 NE 26 St. 5-5 Pompano Beach Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave., cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Gloves, bags and water will be provided for volunteers. 954786-4111. 5-5 Monthly beach cleanup from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lauderdale-By-TheSea pavilion, east end of Commercial Boulevard. 5-5 The Pompano Beach Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee will host the Community Park Clean Up, 820 NE 18 Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. 954786-4111.Festivals, Events & Networking4-28 Deerfield Beach Arbor Day/Earth Day event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Central City Campus, 401 SW 4 St. 954-480-4454. 4-28 An Evening Social with Alice Butler from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Historic Butler House, 380 E. Hillsboro SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 26

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The Pelican 23 Friday, April 27, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFThe French PLace 350 E. McNab Rd. Pompano Beach 954-785-1920 954-822-7029The French Place is a bit of a misnomer. This established Pompano fixture is, more accurately, a Belgian bistro. Nonetheless, anyone wanting to speak French will be thrilled to meet emblematic owner Chef Jean-Pierre Bollinne. The wily restaurateur, with his With European air, the French Place restaurant brings a wealth of culinary delights to Pompano Beach Fresh let de sole Meuniere, above, is always an enticing option. The smooth, creamy Billi-Bi mussel soup, right, is a house specialty. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock]See FRENCH PLACE on page 34

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24 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 9/11 memorial coming to Deer eldDeerfield Beach The Remembrance Project, a mobile memorial to the firefighters who died in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, will be at NE Focal Point, 150 NE 2 Ave., Deerfield Beach on May 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The project offers the public a chance to view Rescue Truck 4, the truck that carried nine firefighters to rescue victims of the attack on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. All nine firefighters died that day. Rescue 4 and 5 have been restored and travel throughout the country to raise awareness of the attack, raise funds to assist families of all firefighters who have died in the line of duty and educate young people about the attack. Winterfest student artwork recognized Fort Lauderdale Students whose artwork was selected to appear in the Community Information Pages of the 2012 AT&T Real Yellow Pages directories were honored during a recent reception at ArtServe recently. The art contest, sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, drew more than 1170 entries from 43 different public and private schools in the area. Students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades created drawings depicting what type of boat they would like to see in the annual parade. The students artwork is featured inside the 2012 Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood AT&T Real Yellow Pages directories. Honorees include: Andrea Castellano Floranada Elementary; Suiane Stephanie Baptista North Andrews Gardens Elementary; Caitlyn Vastine McNab Elementary and Kaitlyn Scallin Westminster AcademyAdvertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700

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The Pelican 25 Friday, April 27, 2012 BROWARD SHERIFFS OFFICEDeerfield Beach On Tuesday, 14 people were transported to four hospitals in Broward and Palm Beach counties after a bus and two cars collided in a residential neighborhood just south of Hillsboro Boulevard near Dixie Highway. around 5:30 p.m. The Broward County Transit Bus and two passenger cars crashed at the intersection of Southwest 4 Street and 2 Avenue. A woman and a one-yearold from one of the vehicles were taken to West Boca Medical Center and 12 passengers aboard the bus were also transported to North Broward Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center and Boca Regional Hospital, all by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units. None of the injuries were serious. BSO Deerfield Beach District deputies are conducting the investigation.Bus crash in Deer eld Beach sends 14 to the hospital ScoreboardPompano Beach 9 Hole Womens League April 24Class A 1st Susan Dimond . . . . . . 51 2nd Susana Rust, Barbara Lattimer. . . . . . . . . . 52 Class B 1st Harriet Fisher. . . . 53 2nd Diane Constantino. Maddy Matyas . . . . . . . . 58Pompano Beach Womens Golf Assn. April 24A Class 1stJaneStuart . . . . . 32 B Class 1st Debbie Brown . . . . 32 C Class 1st Patty VanZandt . . . 43 2nd Lori Tarmey. . . 41 3rd Deann Baumann . . 38 D Class 1st Caryl Gleason. . . . . 38 2nd Elaine Schoengood . 33Pompano Beach Mens Gold Assn. April 25 A/B Group 1st Nile Ekvall, Bill Hayes . . . 55 2nd Ed Gormley, John Kapoukakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 3rd Joe Patchen, George Disch . . . 55 C/D group 1st Paul Sacco, Jack Stockman 2nd Ed Northrop, Paul Dauzickas . . . . 57 3rd -Paul Sacco, Jim DeCicco . . 57 Closest to pin, Palms #11, Nile Ekvall

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26 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Cost is $10. 954-429-0378. 4-28 Food & Flick Festival Food trucks from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and movie at 8 p.m. at Pompano Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave. Event SightingsContinued from page 22 benefits Gateway Community Outreach. 954-725-8434. 5-3 Rocketown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 371 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Former NFL stars Warrick Dunn and Kevin Carter renew their rivalry. 5-5 Deerfield Beach/ Lighthouse Relay for Life from 5 p.m. on May 5 to 10 a.m. on May 6. Benefits the American Cancer Society. 954-304-4248 or 954-4200084. 5-12 Secure document shredding from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Recycling DropOff Center, 401 SW 4 St., See SIGHTINGS on page 29

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The Pelican 27 Friday, April 27, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach City commissioners approved a $25,000 expenditure for July Fourth fireworks last week, but will put the annual light show out for bid next year. Commissioner Ben Preston questioned if the city is getting the most for its money both in length and quality of the show. Mayor Peggy Noland said the 30-minute show on the Fourth does not compare favorably with the fireworks display at Founders Days. The city has used Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing for a number of years and staff said the price is competitive. Vice Mayor Bill Ganz said he was concerned that going out to bid now would jeopardize this years celebration. Im concerned about the time period, he said. Companies will be booked and that could jeopardize our Fourth. Preston complained that the show never starts on time and urged that commissioners make sure they are getting what we pay for. They agreed that the job would be bid out next year and Commissioner Joe Miller said, I think they (Zambelli) will step up their game.Scuba-store owner allowed to build outdoor swimming poolDeerfield Beach Arilton Pavan was given permission to build a swimming pool behind his scuba-diving store at 445 S. Federal Highway last week after he agreed to move some outdoor storage bins. Zoning in the area requires that all business activity be in an enclosed building, but the commission heeded Pavans pool request when he said there is not enough time available at the citys aquatic center to train scuba divers. This is necessary for my business to grow, Pavan said. The $90,000 pool will be shielded by a six-foot fence rather than the four-foot required by code. Pavan had been served notice by code enforcement that a boat and trailer and a storage container on his property is not permitted by the code, and he promised to remove them.Public donations would enhance citys parks Deerfield Beach Looking for a good cause? The parks and recreation department has a wish list of things that organizations or individuals can donate to enhance city parks. The items range from $30,000 in parking lot and curb repairs at Constitution Park to a $700 ball hitting station at the Middle School Athletic Complex. The citys second largest department oversees 28 parks and the beach. Next active park to come on line will be at Quiet Waters Elementary School where the county has donated five acres for a baseball field and two multipurpose fields scheduled the end of this year. Parks and Recreation Director Walt Bratton says it will take about $1 million to develop and light the field. There is now only $500,000 in available funds. Among the more moderately priced items on Brattons list are an information kiosk at the Villages of Hillsboro Park $900; indoor/outdoor sound system $1,500 and exercise stations $3,000 at Constitution Park; room dividing doors for the Westside Park Community Center $6,000; new scoreboards at $3,000 each for the four ball fields at the Middle School Athletic Complex; a $8,000 ATV for Ocean Rescue. Deer eld Beach Fourth of July reworks display draws criticism

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28 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph SPECIAL TO THE PELICANDear EarthTalk: Are there health or environmental concerns with LED lightbulbs, which may soon replace compact fluorescents as the green-friendly light bulb of choice? Mari Louise Indeed, LED, or light emitting diode, lighting does seem to be the wave of the future right now, given the mercury content and light quality issues with the current king-of-the-hill of green bulbs, the compact fluorescent (CFL). LEDs use significantly less energy than even CFLs, and do not contain mercury. And they are becoming economically competitive with CFLs at the point of purchase while yielding superior quality lighting and energy bill savings down the The health and safety risks associated with using LED lightbulbsline. But LEDs do have a dark side. A study published in late 2010 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found that LEDs contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially dangerous substances. LEDs are touted as the next generation of lighting, says Oladele Ogunseitan, one of the researchers behind the study and chair of the University of California (UC)-Irvines Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention. But as we try to find better products that do not deplete energy resources or contribute to global warming, we have to be vigilant [about] toxicity hazards. Ogunseitan and other UCIrvine researchers tested several types of LEDs, including those used as Christmas lights, traffic lights, car headlights and brake lights. What did they find? Some of the worst offenders were low-intensity red LEDs, which were found to contain up to eight times the amount of lead, a known neurotoxin, allowed by California state law and which, according to researchers, exhibit significant cancer and noncancer potentials due to the high content of arsenic and lead. Meanwhile, white LEDs contain the least lead, but still harbor large amounts of nickel, another heavy metal that causes allergic reactions in as many as one in five of us upon exposure. And the copper found in some LEDs can pose an environmental threat if it accumulates in rivers and lakes where it can poison aquatic life. Ogunseitan adds that while breaking open a single LED and breathing in its fumes wouldnt likely cause cancer, our bodies hardly need more toxic substances floating around, as the combined effects could be a disease trigger. If any LEDs break at home, Ogunseitan recommends sweeping them up while wearing gloves and a mask, and disposing of the debrisand even the broomas hazardous waste. Furthermore, crews dispatched to clean up car crashes or broken traffic lights (LEDs are used LED lightbulb.See LED on page 29

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The Pelican 29 Friday, April 27, 2012 extensively for automotive and traffic lighting) should wear protective clothing and handle material as hazardous waste. LEDs are currently not considered toxic by law and can be disposed of in regular landfills. LEDContinued from page 28According to Ogunseitan, LED makers could easily reduce the concentrations of heavy metals in their products or even redesign them with truly safer materials, especially if state or federal regulators required them to do so. Every day we dont have a law that says you cannot replace an unsafe product with another unsafe product, were putting peoples lives at risk, he concludes. And its a preventable risk. Of course, we all need some kind of lighting in our lives and, despite their flaws, LEDs may still be the best choice regarding light quality, energy use and environmental footprint. That said, researchers are busy at work on even newer lighting technologies that could render even todays green choices obsolete. Deerfield Beach. One to five boxes or bags is $10 and six to ten boxes or bags is $20. Checks only. 954-480-4379. 5-19 Island City Canoe Race at 10 a.m. at Colohatchee Park Boat Ramp, 1975 NE 15 Ave. Space is limited. 954-390-2130. SightingsContinued from page 26 or FEMA, is questioning involves billing for debris removal, $400,000; sand restoration on the north beach, $500,000; and paperwork for stump removal, $500,000. The city has been reviewing its FEMA awards since November. Originally, the agency had asked the city to remit $3.9 million. Communications manager Remi Altherr-Musto said the citys position on the work done that every project was approved by FEMA inspectors before it was done has not changed and that it will continue to fight the repayment. We will continue to actively appeal the reimbursement to reduce it further, Altherr-Musto said. FEMA reimbursed the city $13.9 million for Wilma cleanup and repairs. According to Danon Lucas at FEMAs regional office, the three projects were deemed ineligible and the funding has been de-obligated. FEMA passes its reimbursements through the states division of emergency management which now has to collect the de-obligated funds. According to FEMAs inspector general, the city could not provide the documentation to show that stump removal work had been validated by the agency, that the cost of debris removal was billed both at a unit price rate and for time and material which was not according to the contract and that the north beach was not eligible for improvement funds. The north beach, because it never had been maintained by the city, could not be considered an improved beach, and under FEMA rules repairing natural beaches is not a reimbursable project. FEMA funding for many South Florida cities is being audited by the agency. In this area, Boca Raton was awarded $28 million and was asked to remit $5.5 million; Fort Lauderdale was awarded $46 million and $15 million of it was questionable. Altherr-Musto said the audits are a clear indicator of a trend that is not unique to Deerfield Beach. FEMAContinued from page 1 See SIGHTINGS on page 32Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700

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30 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 HELP WANTEDSTYLISTS & ASST SALON MGRS Now Hiring! FL COSM. LICENSE REQD. Bonus Opportunities, FREE Adv Edu, 401K, Health Bene ts, Paid Time Off & MORE! Call Melissa at 912-322-1242 or visit careersbyhaircuttery. com. EOE. 5-4 WANTED PART TIME / FULL TIME Sales People For The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber Of Commerce. This Position Is Commission Only. Some Sales Experience Helpful And Must Enjoy Meeting People. Hours Are Flexible. Training Will Be Provided And Must Be Professional In Appearance. If Interested Please Call 954-914-5150 For Interview. LOCAL PEST CONTROL CO Looking For Quality Sales/Service Tech. Must Be Dependable, Team Player, Good Drivers License & People Skills. Will Train Right Person. ALSO Of ce Assistant Computer People & Phone Skills Needed. Fax Resume 954418-3982. 5-4 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTI AM LOOKING FOR A Clerical Position Basic Computer Skills. Bilingual Spanish English Part-time. 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The Pelican 31 Friday, April 27, 2012 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Business Card Directory POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/ Unfurnished. $695 $950 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-6102327. 4-27 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $495. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 5-11 COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALEPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954783-3723. 5-18 DEERFIELD BEACH Retail Of ce Warehouse 700 Sq Ft With Loft. A/C, Bathroom. $575 Per Month. Call For More Info 561-654-1331 Or 561-9985681. 5-4 FURNITUREBEDSETS King $180 Queen $130 Full $110 Twin $90. 5 Pc. Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. 954-465-6498. 5-4 DOCK FOR RENT60 FT DOCK THE COVE MARINA 50 AMP / H20 Included. $1,200 Month Price Negotiable Depending On Boat Size. Restaurant & Fuel On Premises. 954-9140053. a.j.barsotti@comcast. net. 4-27 MISCELLANEOUSDINING ROOM TABLE 5 Chairs $485. Dresser With 2 Night Stands $375. Beautiful Light Wood. Palm Beach 561966-3515. Pelican Classi ed ads Mean Business!

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32 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. Getting back in the boatSPECIAL TO THE PELICANIf you accidentally went overboard, do you have a way to get back aboard? You may be surprised how hard this can be especially if you are alone or havent prepared for it. It could be as simple as having a rope with looped foot holds affixed to a cleat that can easily be grabbed from the water. The BoatUS Foundation also tested aftermarket boarding ladders for small jonboats, RIBs and larger center console boats. You can view these tests at www.youtube.com/user/ BoatUSFoundation. A hardcopy of the tests along with a ranking of the best ladders can also be found at www.BoatUS.com/ foundation/boardingladders.RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSI have fished locally with several hot shot guys who just plain put meat on the dock. One thing they all have in common is large, live bait wells and tons of fresh bait day-in and day-out. It is not surprising to get on a boat with 300 baits swimming around in the well. You may say thats overkill but trust me, its not. At times during the day, once they start to get bites, they will throw some free bait just to keep the fish around while they hook fish on the rods. Its kind of like dolphin fishing when a school swims up. If you dont throw some free bait to keep their interest If you want to catch lots of sh on your next outting you need lots of bait Government4-28 Oakland Park Commissioner Jed Shank answers questions about city government from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37 St. 954647-5349.Health, Safety & Environment5-19 Flotilla 37 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold free vessel safety they will just swim away. These guys are able to keep the fish interested while they continue to fill their fish box. Another thing they all have in common is knowing how to throw a castnet well. When the bait is in the inlet they are always there filling their wells for their next day of fishing. Throwing the net does require some practice but in the end it is a worthwhile investment. Stay Tight.SightingsContinued from page 28checks each day until May 25 at Pioneer Park Boat Ramp, 217 NE 5 Ave., Deerfield Beach. Safety checks start at 9 a.m. 954-755-4581.MondaysEvery Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ping Pong Nights is held at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954-390-2130. Gold Coast Toastmasters Club meets on the second and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Dennys, 3151 NW 9 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-895-3555. Advertise 954-783-8700

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The Pelican 33 Friday, April 27, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANBroward County Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs joined several state and city officials to cut the ribbon in celebration of the re-opening of the historic jetty at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park April 16. Most of us dont Historic jetty at John U. Lloyd State Park now taking visitors again Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, second from right, helps cut the ribbon at the re-opening of the jetty at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach. [Picture courtesy of Broward County]own boats or live in a waterfront home, so this jetty provides tremendous public accessibility to the ocean, said Jacobs. For the $350,000 that was invested to repair this jetty, $6 million will be generated in revenue. It pays to have recreation in our community. In 2004, storm damage caused the underlying jetty structure to shift, and the park closed the walkway to ensure visitor safety. Prior to that thousands of people used the jetty. This jetty serves the recreational needs of our community. It is accessible to all, including ADA accessible. It has a rich history and has always been very important in this community, said State Park Specialist Carmelo J. Duesler. This project was awarded a $350,000 cooperative assistance program grant by the Florida Inland Navigation District, which funded half of the project construction costs. Broward Countys $200,000 contribution [jointly funded by the County departments of Environmental Protection and Growth Management and Port Everglades], combined with a $150,000 investment by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection covered the matching funds required to complete the jetty restoration project. Its estimated that the jetty will increase visitation to John U. Lloyd Beach State Park by about 150,000 visitors per year and have an annual economic impact of more than $5.9 million.

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34 The Pelican Friday, April 27, 2012 trademark voluminous coiffe, has over 45 years of culinary experience spanning both sides of the pond. From Europe to Africa to Canada and on to the United States, the Belgian finally found his home, his bride and his future life in Broward County. It was in 1974 that Chef Jean-Pierre, along with his wife Diane, first opened the French Place on McNab Road just west of Federal Hwy. And for more than 3 decades, this stalwart of the Pompano culinary scene thrived on its outstanding fare, loyal clientle and overall glowing reputation. But in 2005, the Bollinnes yearned for a more tranquil existence. Consequently, they ceded the restaurant to young entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, the whippersnappers lacked the vision, moxie and stamina required to run a successful dining establishment. Predictably, this once proud French PlaceContinued from page 23trattoria was promptly run into the ground. Seeing a lifetime of work being ignominiously squandered, Jean-Pierre and his lovely partner Diane decided to take back their restaurant and give it a fresh new start. At age 65, the Belgian Chef is truly excited about getting back to the business he knows and loves . the business that allowed him to put his four children through school the business of . high-quality European cuisine. I love making great food for our customers. But even more than that, I love making great new friends. I am so happy to be able to serve the community again, says the jovial restaurateur as he pours a frothy pint of imported beer from behind the opulent bar. The hand-written menu belies the thoughtfulness of the weekly offerings. I havent printed a permanent menu because I want to offer exciting new dishes every week, says Jean-Pierre. But dont worry; all the favorites such as the flambed Duck or the filet of sole Meunire will always be available. Foie gras mousse, garlic butter escargots, parmesan fondue and the tasty cold leek Vychissoise soup are all house specialties that deserve serious consideration. Speaking of elegant French potages, our Billi-Bi is excellent. No one else even makes it, says Chef Bollinne about the rich, esoteric, velvety soup made with mussels, onions, wine, cream and seasonings. I also add fresh Maine lobster to make it even better. Meat lovers will salivate over the hearty beef Bourguignon, the three mushroom veal roast and the tasty French-style lamb shank. For some sultry seaside surprises, the scampi with cream and garlic is a perennial favorite while the seared tuna with capers is guaranteed to please the most discriminating of tastes. Equally enticing are the succulent salads, the various quiches and the cajoling crpes such as the feta, spinach and tomato combo. We are also offering a great daily table dhte menu with soup, salad or quiche as a starter, fantastic European style steak, lamb, fish or chicken as a main course and, of course, a superb dessert. The whole meal is only $21! adds Chef Bollinne. Also, our Sunday brunch is all about eggs Benedict, crpes and mimosas! says the perpetually enthusiastic Euro-Chef with his charming, visa-worthy accent. Plus, we have a fun Karaoke soire on Fridays and live French music on Saturday nights. Most appetizers are in the $4-$7 range. All lunch entres are under $8 while the dinner offerings are between $16 and $22. Beer is $3, wine glasses are $5 and bottles start at $20. The French Place is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

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