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Neighbors In Well-Heeled Resort Have High-Heeled Pacing Stopped

February 8, 1989

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A judge has warned Berenice Rogers to slip out of her high heels before strolling around her condo.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Richard Burk said Tuesday that if Rogers persists in annoying her downstairs neighbors with her noisy footsteps, she could be pacing inside a jail cell.

Bernard and Sonja Arbuse, who live directly below Rogers at the Sun and Surf Condominium, said the problem began in 1984 when Rogers had Italian tile laid in her $235,000 condo.

The couple’s attorney, Charles Nugent, requested Burk to order Rogers to install carpeting.

Rogers said she laid Oriental and sheepskin rugs and removes her heels at the front door, but she does not want carpet.

″I don’t believe Mrs. Rogers is required to give up her right to decorate,″ the judge said. ″And I don’t believe I can require her to stop walking.″

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