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. v H THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998' 38 w I Comparing campaigns SABl$ K $9.5 million United Way tally tops 9.0 SECONB ANNUAL I Goal million 89 . . . pledged! j I t 8.5 CLEAU8ANCE SALE, 8.0 7.5 BIG SAVINGS ' ON SCRATCH & DENT UNITS: U3 Save up to $1,000 on some models . m- n-v rv-T no 1990-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 ss-ao o-r SOURCE: United Way of Palm Beach County ; . Here's a great one day opportunity to save big money on top-rated, high-efficiency central air conditioning units. Look over a tremendous selection of some of the top names in air conditioning. Names like Trane, Carrier and other major brands. Remember, these are brand new, fully warranted units with minor scratches and blemishes and will be installed by Sasso's factory-trained technicians. r "" "" ri i i MARK HEMPHILLStaff Artist SAVE SlOO's ON 1997 tf) CLOSE-OUT MODELS ZZ, ItkHaid 7b Stop A 7nn: The shorter drive 'gave us a sharp focus by not having a prolonged campaign. ' JOHN F. FLANIGAN United Way Chairman By Tim O'Meilia Palm Beach Post Staff Writer BOYNTON BEACH Increased donations from larger companies and larger individual gifts helped the United Way of Palm Beach County raise more than $9 million for the first time ever. The United Way has pledges of $9,190,964 for the 1997-98 campaign, a 14.1 percent increase over last year's total and well over its goal of $8.6 million. "It's a combination of things, good economic times and a great new staff," said campaign Chairwoman Gale Howden, community relations director of The Palm Beach Post. The $1.1 million increase over last year is the first double-digit percent jump since the county's two largest United Ways merged in 1991. More than 300 campaign workers celebrated Friday night with a $35-a-plate victory dinner at The Ritz-Carlton in Manalapan, a party underwritten by sponsors. Palm Beach County's major companies and their employees gave $377,000 more this year, topped by Pratt & Whitney's $1.1 million, a 34 percent increase over 1996-97. Credit card pro- Check out specially tagged 1997 close-out models for solid savings. Even nicer, some units come with a 10-year warranty. VISIT OUR SPECIALITY BOOTHS ON FINANCING, DUCT CLEANING & MAINTENANCE While you're here, inquire about the new special financine Dackaees offered bv ARS, or adding a duct- cleaning service with the installation of your new equipment, or register for our special maintenance programs to keep your air conditioner in top shape for years to come. Palm Beach law firm of Moyle, Flanigan. The other major boost came from the Alexis de Tocqueville Society - individuals who give more than $10,000 each. They gave $1.8 million, up $300,000 from 1996-97. The total includes $438,000 of a $1.3 million gift from Sara Jo and Arthur Kobacker that will be given over three years. The United Way also received $1.4 million for its endowment. cessing firm MBNA, a newcomer to Boca Raton, donated $64,000 more than last year. The United Way added 22 companies to its payroll enrollment and 21 companies increased giving by more than $5,000 each. Howden compressed the corporate campaign into three months instead of the traditional six. "That gave us a sharp focus by not having a prolonged campaign," said United Way Chairman John F. Flanigan, of the West REGISTER TO WIN A COLOR TV PLUS FREE SOFT DRINKS & HOT DOGS. So if you've even thought about installing a new central air conditioning system in your home, or changing out one that's past its prime, come out to ARSSasso Air Conditioning Clearance Sale on Saturday, March 28th between the hours of 9AM - 4PM. There's free soft drinks 10th Ave. N. i A SASSO 1 N n 1 1 2nd Ave. Lake Worth Rd. ER, ambulances still operating and hot dogs, so bring the kids and have some tun while you talk to some very knowledgeable people about the best way to save money air conditioning your home this year. For faster service, bring the brand and model number of your current air conditioner. See you there! Sasso Air Conditioning 586-7000 272-8800 575-1600 W. PALM BEACH BOCADELRAY JUPITER On Friday, the health district asked a court to sort it out. District lawyers asked a judge to establish a date and an "orderly" process for the district to take control, to order a thorough accounting of Everglades' finances, and to appoint a third party to evaluate and settle the debts. Everglades lawyer Terry Watterson said the hospital board has already agreed to do all that. A hearing is set for Tuesday morning. of the surrender. Health district officials said they didn't want to pay the pital's debts. The hospital board said the health district was responsible for some of them. The health district became all the more adamant in recent weeks, as creditors filed two more lawsuits and state regulators demanded a refund of $1.7 million in Medicaid payments. The regulators say they set payment rates too high between 1992 and 1996. K?llSjii aiR LxrpTmnE 1 VISA I .as a"af 1 m RA0A 16733 ' i ' -Accourii APR 16.9. Minimum finance charge $.50. Subject 10 credit approval. Offer expires April 30. 1998 HOSPITAL From IB So did Brancati. And like Hoimes, she lives more than 20 miles away but doesn't mind the inconvenience. --"-The reason people stay, the reason people drive, is because it's, very much like a family," Brancati said. "We know (the patients) . They know us. .."'It's just like your family's dead, your family's gone," she jsgjd. . . Outside the ER, about 40 hospital workers, supporters and ministers gathered to pray that Everglades would reopen. It is the only hospital within 13 miles. And with more than 300 workers, Everglades was one of the largest employers in a small city with a median income $10,000 less than the county average. r The tax-supported health district and the private hospital board blame each other for the closing, which neither say they wanted. ".-"The two groups have wrestled for control of Everglades since 1991. The struggle has cost county residents more than $1.8 million in legal fees and cost Everglades a $3.5-million-a-year county subsidy. ' In December, short of money "to make payroll, the hospital board said it could no longer afford to fight But the two sides reached a stalemate over terms S-AmiW!1" - i in nun PUBLIC AUCTION URGENT DISPOSAL BL HLCUBOM70701 672 GROSS WT.- 12 329 LBS. - FOREIGN PORT OF LADING: MUMBAI 72297 CARRIER: NOL-RISSO - RELEASED 81697 NEW YORK CARGO CONSISTING OF 34 BALES PLUS ADDITIONS HANDMADE ORIENTAL CARPETS and RUGS "ordered liquidated by consignees to meet impending bills of exchange. . U S GOVT CUSTOMS CLEARED, CERTIFIED HANDMADE IN HIGH VALUE KNOTTED . m ACCORDANCEWITH U.S. GOVT REGULATIONS EACH CARPET WILL BE LABELED WITH COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND FIBER CONTENT. ONE DAY ONLY Casual Furniture by Jerry wim j K'.Ka.wrv.sl Sunday, March 29th I bVaavaH! a, 1 Transferred for Convenience to: OMNI WEST PALM BEACH HOTEL 1601 Belvedere Boad, Wert Palm Beach, Aero from Airport 1 Pit I AUCTION 2:00 P.M. BALES OPENED FOR INSPECTION 1 :00 P.M. 1 Terms: Visa, MC, AMEX, Cash, Check with I.D., 10 Buyer s Premium Packing and forwarding facllltto ivaHae for ttioaa wishing to ra-axporl Orug. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Thli moat unuaual aat of drcumatanoaa eraataa a unlqua opportunity tor Collactora. invaatora. Oaaiara and tna Ganaral Public acgulra Jrtramaly " naw and anttqua, allk and wool Orlantal carpata and ruga. AUCTIONEER: FLLlc.AU234,AB14. INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS OF RARE ORIENTAL CARPETS. 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