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2008-08-01 06:00:39

By C. Ron Allen, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 1--DELRAY BEACH -- To many in south Palm Beach County, Clayton L. Coleman was a teacher, coach, mentor and parent. The "giant of an educator," who taught for almost 50 years -- including 22 years as principal before she retired in 1981 -- died of natural causes at her Delray Beach home on Monday. She was 92. "Dr. Coleman was what we would call a mother to everybody, regardless of their age," said Ruby Louise Jackson King, a former...

2008-07-31 03:00:28

By Maria Herrera, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 31--DELRAY BEACH -- For 10 years, Virginia Feldman has roamed the city's streets, trapping and rescuing feral fowl, injured raccoons and stray dogs. But Feldman's job might disappear next year. "Who's going to do her job?" asked resident Carolyn Zimmerman. "This is very upsetting." Since City Manager David Harden put together a list of jobs that could be eliminated in next year's budget, Zimmerman has been distributing fliers, talking...

2008-07-16 03:00:00

By Maria Herrera, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 16--DELRAY BEACH -- City officials approved a program Tuesday that will add an extra year of service to employees who are close to retirement and willing to leave early. The program -- a savings tool in a tight budget year -- could save the city an estimated $1.6 million, nearly 20 percent of the $8 million budget shortfall the city faces if it keeps the tax rate the same as this year's. Any city employee within two years of his or her...

2008-07-14 09:00:35

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. _ Most everybody in this neighborhood coffee haunt has been hooked on something. The high-school dropout with beauty-pageant looks has been fending off a heroin habit for two decades. The former football player says he is clean now after years of popping pain pills. Santa Claus succumbed to alcohol. Nineteen of the fallen are here tonight for therapy and healing, for a second _ or a third or fourth _ chance, hoping to reclaim a piece of their lives. They form a circle in...

2008-07-11 18:00:18

By Evan S. Benn, The Miami Herald Jul. 11--Beachgoers be warned: If you see the ocean turn red this weekend, it's not your eyes playing tricks on you, and it's nothing to worry about. Miami-based scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will use a harmless and biodegradable red dye to trace the path of wastewater after it shoots out of a Delray Beach outfall one mile offshore. "We're not sure if people will see the red water, but if they do, we didn't want...

2008-07-06 15:00:15

By Audra D.S. Burch, The Miami Herald Jul. 6--D ELRAY BEACH -- Most everybody in this neighborhood coffee haunt has been hooked on something. The high school dropout with beauty-pageant looks has been fending off a heroin habit for two decades. The former football player says he is clean now after years of popping pain pills. Santa Claus succumbed to alcohol. Nineteen of the fallen are here tonight for therapy and healing, for a second -- or a third or fourth -- chance, hoping to reclaim...

2008-06-25 21:00:00

By Glen Warchol, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 25--DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- When the afternoon thunderstorm hit, the palms outside the hotel began whipping and shaking like the pom-poms of a meth-addicted drill team, lightning strobed the flooding streets and the horizontal rain forced its way through window frames and skylights. The bartender moved a garbage can under an especially bad drip and continued making gin and tonics. Everyone else stared gape-mouthed out the open doors at the pounding...

2007-05-15 03:00:14

By Erika Slife, South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 15--DELRAY BEACH -- For a few lucky folks, home comes with breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and a landscaped garden tended to weekly, all for less than $500 a month, utilities included. Welcome to the Delray Beach city marina. In the heart of the Marina Historic District, a short walk from downtown, the city marina has the cheapest rents in Palm Beach and Broward counties for live-aboard boat owners. The owner of a 35-foot...

2007-02-20 15:00:40

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- United Real Estate Ventures, LLC (UREV), in partnership with The Crimson Ibis Companies and Ascot Development Group, has acquired 154 acres of entitled land in Delray Beach, Florida. The project, called Whitworth Estates PUD, LLC, is zoned for 380 single family homes, and was recently appraised at $80 million. Ascot Development Group is advising UREV/Crimson on the development and/or future sale of the land. "This is a great investment and a...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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