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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...

2006-02-16 18:43:45

MIAMI (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic and fortuneteller pleaded guilty on Thursday to bilking elderly clients in south Florida out of more than $2 million over an eight-year period, federal officials said. Linda Marks, 57, of Delray Beach, was accused of preying on the elderly and people suffering from incurable diseases, telling them she could cure them by praying over their money. Marks pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to fraud and corruption charges and admitted...

2006-01-30 22:07:34

By Thomas Brown DELRAY BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Andre Agassi made a confident start to his season when he beat Brazilian Ricardo Mello 6-4 6-4 in the first round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) on Monday. The 35-year-old top seed, who missed this month's Australian Open due to an ankle injury, served 10 aces and needed just 67 minutes to see off Mello, the 2004 Delray Beach champion. "It felt good, it was pain free," Agassi told a news conference,...

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