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THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 123 r mm r I High Yield CD & Money Market Accounts from MSNA 1-800-450-1995, ext. 2067 www.2oldportfolto.com MflNA, MBNA AnwtcA, Mid GolwtMo tn tadtntiy ivMfid Mmct mM ol MBNA Amwlea fttflk, N.A.O1909 MBNA America BwA, HA MfUHN FBI3 NO. 620212 NOTICE OF PUBUC HEARING CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE JOURNEY'S END COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Notice is hereby given that on September 28, 1999, at 9:30 A.M., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (the "Commission"), will conduct a public hearing at the following location: Palm Beach County Governmental Center Jane Thompson Memorial Chambers - 6th floor 301 North Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 for the purpose of giving interested persons an opportunity to be heard on the proposed establishment of the Journey s End Community Development District (the ;"CDD"). The proposed CDD is located on approximately 213 acres of land between Jog Road and Hagen Ranch Road, approximately 2,000 feet north; of Hypoluxo Road, as shown on the map below. ' : v , -a -1 h ' r 's ' - , -'1 I ' K - v Total Fina wins Elf takeover; to be 4th-largest oil company By Susannah Patton Vie Associated Press PARIS French oil company Total Fina came out the big winner Monday in its 2-month-long takeover battle for rival Elf Aquitaine, creating the world's fourth-largest oil company with a sweetened $54.2 billion offer. Total Fina and Elf both have been under pressure to increase in size amid rapid industrywide consolidation. The combined group, however, will still be much smaller than oil behemoths Royal Dutch Shell AG, BP Amoco PLC and the planned combination of Exxon Corp. and Mobil Corp. With the successful offer, Total Fina Chairman Thierry Desmarest managed to avoid a drawn-out fight like the one that recently stymied Banque Nationale de Paris' plans for a three-way banking consolidation. Desmarest will run the new company. Elf Chairman Philippe Jaffre, who had launched a counterbid to Total's original July offer, will resign. "Everyone has got something to be pleased about in this except Jaffre," said Henri-Daniel Sa-mama, analyst at the Paris brokerage house Exane. The two oil groups had been at a standoff since Total Fina initially launched an unsolicited $44 billion all-stock takeover bid for Elf in July. Elf resisted the hostile offer, coming back with its own $53 billion cash-and-stock counterbid to buy Total Fina. Elf said on Monday, however, that its offer for Total Fina is "no longer necessary" and that both companies would drop legal cases contesting the original bids. Total Fina is itself a product of the industrywide consolidation, the result of Total's buyout of Belgium's PetrofLna. Total Fina and Elf said they would remain "on an equal footing" after the deal, but analysts said Total is gaining effective control. "It's a clear victory for Total, which will dominate the new group," said Hughes de la Presle, an analyst at Standard and Poor's in Paris. . DIANE BONDAREFFThe Associated Press Eric Benhamou, CEO of 3Com Corp., wants to spin off the Palm computing unit. Investors cheered the news Monday, driving up its stock 6 percent. 3Com's popular Palm computer to be part of separate company i ' ."V.T" ,-""', vy r vi rutmmt I Jf j ' ' ' .v' m nuc awflvr cu and networking equipment, such as routers that help data move between computers. Despite its popularity as the No. 1 handheld computer, the Palm never really drew investors to 3Com in part because it didn't complement the company's other products. 3Com said Monday it wants to launch an initial public offering early next year, selling 20 percent of Palm to investors. The deal could value the new company anywhere from $5 billion to $10 billion, analysts estimated. About 4 million Palms have been sold since their introduction in 1995, becoming a sort of mobile badge for on-the-go professionals. By David Kalish Vie Associated Press NEW YORK Wall Street investors are among the most loyal users of 3Com's popular Palm electronic organizer. But now they get to vote about how the gadget really stacks up against the competition. Four years after creating the handheld-computer market, 3Com Corp. plans to spin off its Palm computing unit into a separate public company, hoping to unleash a flood of investment capital to finance the fight against a slew of newcomers. 3Com hopes separating the two companies will help it focus on its main business of selling computer modems LOCATION MAP SEC it. !. 45 S. . C GM, Daimler Chrysler said to be making headway At such meeting, persons will be given an opportunity to express their views, both orally qnd through written statements which are submitted to the Commission on or before the public hearing. For further information, contact the office of Dominic Sims, Executive Director of Planning, Zoning and Building, 100 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, at 561-233-5008. . i' M r ,:: : '-tV:' Should any person decide to appeal any decision made by the Commission, he or she will need a recora of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record must include testimony and evidence upon which the appeals may be based. , In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter in tnis proceeding should contact the office of Dominic Sims, 561-233-5008, at least seven days prior to the date of the proceeding. This Notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 1 90.005(1 )(d), Florida Statutes. PALM BEACH COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BY;' Maude Ford Lee, Chairperson clude guaranteeing investment in "corporate code of conduct" that unionized plants, a ban on shift- includes a statement backing ing work from GM factories to workers' rights to organize and outside suppliers and adopting a join unions. P"-'i'"""lal"" J H.l !. 9 HI T V nphl r.nnenliriatinn Pau Off r.rpriit Carrie years old with more than 23 years of experience. DaimlerChrysler reportedly has offered a similar proposal. In return, the companies would likely seek more flexibility in hiring or job rules. The UAW also has sought higher wages with better yearly increases. Labor leaders have said workers are entitled to a share of automakers' profits, which hit record totals in 1998. The union also has asked GM for better overtime pay with more money and adding time off. In recent years, automakers have held down employment by increasing overtime. B According to union newsletters, the UAW also asked GM to take several steps to protect and expand union jobs. They in UAW From6B i fessor at the University of California-Berkeley who follows the UAW, said the strategy was unusual, but could help the union. Ii "It does offer the advantage in tht you're making faster progress in two areas, and possibly if something comes up in one set of negotiations you can transfer to another," he said. ; There have been some indications about what the unions and automakers were debating: B GM has offered to guarantee lifetime employment for workers with 10 or more years of experience. 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The Village Council will hear and discuss this proposed Ordinance and take finar action at 7:00 P.M. on September 21, 1999, in the Village Council Chambers at Village Hall, 357 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida. , Proposed Ordinance No. 546 along with a legal description of the : subect property may be inspected by the public at the Office of the Village Clerk between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 250 Tequesta Drive, Suite 300, Tequesta, Florida 33469. Interested parties may appear at the MeetingHearing to be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED: "If any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Village Council with respect to any matter considered at this MeetingHearing, heshe will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, heshe may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based." Joann Manganiello Village Clem Village of Tequesta PUBLISH: September 7 and September 1 4, 1 999 Schmoozing on the links Tips for using a round of golf as a way to score business by Northern Illinois University marketing Professor Dan Weilbaker: B Don't rush things. Use the first six holes to find common interests with customers. B Use the next six holes to better understand what keeps customers up at night? B Use the final six holes to share ideas about how you can help your clients deal with their most pressing needs. B Close the deal on the 19th hole (the bar), over dinner or later. B Don't initiate wagering, and don't bet more than you have in your pocket. B Don't intentionally play poorly to let the customer win it will just reinforce the stereotype of sales people as manipulative and not to be trusted. B Don't let your bad golf slow down play tell your partners you're going to pick up the ball after eight shots on each hole. B Observe how people play the game, how they handle adversity, their competitiveness and social style. B Listen more than you talk. B Don't tell off-color jokes. B Don't offer golf advice unless asked. B Leave your mobile phone behind. B Women wishing to pursue careers in sales shouldn't pass up the chance to take up golf it's a great opportunity to socialize with clients. HOME EQUITY LOANS! Loans to 125 of VALUE! Apply by PHONE or ONLINE! IncomeCredit Not Considered! Pay Off Credit Cards Home Imp Any Purpose! Call Now! Bank Rates. 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Now, GOLF F rom 6B between a "nassau" and a "bingo bango bongo" golf wagers to when to make their sales pitch (not before the final six holes). ; Most of all, though, they were advised to try to strike up friendships that might come in handy later. ."You may close a big deal on the golf course," Weilbaker told t hem. "But that shouldn't be your goal. You should be trying to make a relationship with a person that will enable you to close the deal laer." Lakt year, one student tried BISHOP Of - THE DIOCESE fet.. 11 - OF WEST- PALM BEACH ' WAffj: as a pharmaceuticals saleswom an, she's sometimes asked to take SMALL ADS GET READ. TOO Call (561) 820-4300 to advertise. The Palm Beach Post prospective clients to the golf course applying lessons learned from Business Golf 101. "You get a lot better quality time with people on the gofr course than in the office," explained Howlett S.ii v

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