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Palm Beach County

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  • Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts

    Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts
    Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her noneducation haunts her to this day. Her wages have been garnished, her tax...
  • Lewis B. Whiting Jr., cattle company owner

    Lewis B. Whiting Jr., cattle company owner
    Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73. The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and...
  • Tropical Storm Andrea forecast to bring Md. heavy rain Friday

    Tropical Storm Andrea forecast to bring Md. heavy rain Friday
    Just a few days into the hurricane season, Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to deluge Maryland and much of the Atlantic coast Friday, prompting flash flood warnings across the Baltimore region. The storm was not expected to pack anything close to the...
  • False alarm on Southwest flight from Florida to BWI

    The unidentified substance found Wednesday on a Baltimore-bound Southwest flight was determined to not be a threat, a spokeswoman for the airline said. Hazmat and rescue crews from Palm Beach County investigated a "suspicious chemical powder" found on...
  • Ivins stood to gain financially from anthrax scare

    Bruce E. Ivins, the government biodefense scientist linked to the deadly anthrax mailings of 2001, stood to gain financially from the huge federal spending in the fear-filled aftermath of those killings, the Los Angeles Times has learned. Ivins is listed...
  • Anthrax probe widens as second case discovered

    Federal officials widened their probe yesterday into the death of a Florida man from anthrax, acknowledging that they are considering bioterrorism after anthrax spores were found on the victim's computer keyboard and in a colleague. Attorney General John...
  • Man caught after he aims laser pointer at Sheriff's helicopter, say deputies

    Man caught after he aims laser pointer at Sheriff's helicopter, say deputies
    Shining a laser light pointer at an aircraft is a dangerous thing to do, by all accounts. But after two aircraft — including a Sheriff's Office helicopter — were targeted Wednesday night in Palm Beach County, deputies are also pointing out...
  • Donated vegetable garden growing hope for homeless in Palm Beach County

    Donated vegetable garden growing hope for homeless in Palm Beach County
    Jenece Fields is planting herbs in a vegetable garden at Palm Beach County's first homeless resource center. She's almost 75 days into a 90-day program to help the county's homeless find employment and housing, but she's still hopeful she'll find work....
  • State releases school grades for elementary, middle

    State releases school grades for elementary, middle
    School grades are out for Florida's elementary and middle schools. The state Department of Education released preliminary school grades Friday morning that showed more schools earned As but more schools also earned Fs. The grades influence property...
  • Scripps Institute ends partnership talks with USC

    The Scripps Research Institute, which has a major research institute in Jupiter, said Thursday it has ended discussions with the University of Southern California. But Scripps Chair Dick Gephardt and CEO Michael Marletta said its board, administration...
  • Delray man found shot to death in Boynton, police say

    Delray man found shot to death in Boynton, police say
    Boynton Beach Police are investigating a shooting after a Delray Beach man was found dead late Wednesday. Marc Levelt Cayemite, 27, was found dead at about 10 p.m. on the 200 block of Southeast Third Avenue. Police said he was shot multiple times and...
  • Nicholas Zaffiris: Implementing a successful worksite wellness program

    An increasing number of employers are offering worksite wellness programs, but can these programs be effective? The answer is "yes." Successful worksite wellness programs help improve employees' health and productivity and reduce medical costs for...