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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 16

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 17A,t j a Teenager knows just how game fits in life ill ' 1, .71, - "4 )" " "" 1 I,-' 1 i r-s -v . . . m "J (-1 k W 'Ilk ft ALLEN EYESTONEStaff Photographer Venus Williams, 17, signs autographs as eager fans clamor around following her comeback victory over Anna Kournikova. cn? For the latest coverage, fpT go to Palm Beach Interactive: It's time for Medicare beneficiaries to wake up and smell the complimentary coffee. Join us for a free information session and get the facts about a smarter plan. It's called AvMed Medicare Preferred. It can provide you with better quality coverage and increased flexibility, all for less than you're paying right now. h r VENUS From 1A inline skating sprint around the yflliams property off Beeline Ffighway or a jet-ski race down af the beach. I-They're still just girls, the Williams sisters, and against the backdrop of a sport that too of-tea makes pouty princesses of itSTyoung stars, that's far more iiEpressive than world computer rankings. "i Kournikova, for instance, is shaughty at 16 that it's NHL star Sergei Fedorov, not some pimply-faced peer, taking her out on dates. Following Saturday's loss to Williams, in which thfe Russian cover-girl lost six cp&isecutive games at the most critical point of the match, IOurnikova characterized the afternoon in terms only of what she contributed to the show. "It's good that she didn't really Saeat me," Kournikova said. "I made all the mistakes, right? So t&at gives me confidence that I cfcsuld play better." That's one way of looking at iJbut the trick in a championship match is to play better than ycrur opponent, no matter the circumstances. There is no other criterion, even though Kourniko-vjustressed that her road to the final which included wins over top-10 players Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Conchita Martinez was more difficult than Venus' path. Williams, who beat Martina Hingis, the world's No. 1 player, need a baby sitter anymore. They expect to win every match and have both the skills and mental toughness to figure out how to make it happen most of the time. Serena, 16, took Hingis to a third-set tiebreaker in the semifinals. Saturday she sat court-side as Venus carved up Kournikova in the third set and wished that she, too, was out there on stadium court, either playing against her big sister or teaming with her in a doubles match. Venus' first pro singles title came earlier this month in an indoor event at Oklahoma City, but winning the doubles tournament there with Serena as a partner may have been a bigger kick. "I'm happy about winning this tournament," Venus said Saturday, seated comfortably in a cushioned chair where former Lipton champions such as Hingis, Sanchez, Seles and Steffi Graf have described their victories. "I've had happier days for sillier occasions." For that to be totally believable, we must get to know Venus better. Something tells me that will be a pleasure. in a three-set semifinal, could have reacted badly to Kourniko-va's slights. Instead she smiled and let it slide, like a player who expects to be in many more finals and means to understand all the emotions and influences that separate champions from challengers. "I think it was good that she (Kournikova) got to play all those top players in the top 10, to have victories over them," Venus said. "In the end, though, I think that's insignificant. Sometimes people get on fire and you have to extinguish that, no matter who they are or what round it is." Now you know why Richard Williams can relax during a match as he did Saturday, writing funny messages like "About now Venus needs a Lipton Tea" on a dry-erase board for the crowd's entertainment. Venus and Serena, who competed very little as junior players while growing up in California, don't ill). ... ;.i Tuesday, March 31, 1998 DAYDATE Wednesday, April 1, 1998 9:30 am TlME 9:30 am Tiffany's Restaurant LOCATION Morrison's Cafeteria 14701 So. Military Trail 2007 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. (NW corner of Military & Atlantic) West Palm Beach, FL Delray Beach, FL 800-562-8633 R.S.V.P. 800-562-8633 j "- ",') AvMed" Medicare Preferred Space is limited, refreshments aren't. Join us. It could be the healthiest cup of coffee you've ever had. USSTWESS? Our local team of top airway disease physicians j ! specialize in new, non-surgical, proven protocols j to treat your sinus condition. Talk to a SinuCare 11 i :: i 1998 AvMed Medicare Preferred 80584 HCFA M30 A893 i Coordinator today for a comprehensive i evaluation so you can... 3 An Advertisement INFECTIONS POLYPS Breathe Again! Oak Harbor proves to be ideal venue for 'senior-level' talk by ALLERGIES Call SinuCare SINUSITIS INFLAMMATION v 561-683-7006 former first lady. SEPTUM www.sinucare. com EST-4 i J 1 '.4 fljg (Mm FirSceS 211; r---"-; s ff.w (MB WE HAVE THE BEST PRICE YOU CAN FIND ON A 13 SEER SYSTEM! This deal is just too good to turn down. Sasso Air Conditioning can offer vou the lowest prices in South Florida on a TEMPSTAR 13 SEER Central Air Conditioning System. Plus, you can get 10-year parts and labor coverage on this new system. In fact, we:re so convinced that we've got the best price on this Tempstar system that if you'll show us anybody else's written proposal, we'll beat their price. Guaranteed! Call today and let us show you how affordable this new Tempstar central air conditioner can be. And while you're at it, ask about our special financing package: it can give you 6 months with no interest and no payments. But, you'd better act fast, this offer expires 33198. Sasso Air Conditioning She also spoke about her marriage and life with former President George Bush, and her role as the first lady. Her entertaining anecdotes drew laughter and applause throughout her presentation, which was immediately followed by questions and answers. , When asked whether there was likely to be another Bush in the White House someday, she responded, "You can hope. Of course, I would support our sons and daughter in anything they do." Later, she was asked what advice she might give' to the next first lady. "You never know," she suggested.' "our next president may be a woman." The talk ended with an Oak Harbor resident . thanking Mrs. Bush for her commitment to the American people. Then Oak Harbor President, Doug Widell, presented Mrs. Bush with a bouquet of roses .! and a donation from Oak Harbor to the Barbara Bush,, Foundation for Family Literacy. A reception for Mrs. Bush. Oak Harbor residents . and their guests concluded the event. The event was part of an ongoing speakers' torum '. sponsored by Oak Harbor and typical of the type of ' activities regularly offered to residents. " ( , Oak Harbor is a one-of-a-kind retirement community created in the image of a Bermudian' paradise, offering a choice of Villa. Cottage or ' Condominium homes in a variety of floor plans from 1.200 to 2.850 sq ft. Oak Harbor also provides many first-class services, including concierge, valet, housekeeping, maintenance and landscaping, as well, as the security of a private, on-site Assisted Living Health Facility Anyone interested in finding out more about Oak , Harbor should call (561) 562-3808 or toll-free 1-800- , 801-7770 Or. you can write to Oak Harbor at 4755 H South Harbor Drive. Vero Beach, Florida 32967. Visit Oak Harbor s web site at VERO BEACH, FL Wearing her trademark pearls and flashing a pearly white smile, former first lady, Barbara Bush, recently shared some pearls of wisdom with a very receptive audience of more than 400 people at Oak Harbor retirement community in Vero Beach, Florida. The chosen venue was ideal, not just because the audience was primarily citizens in Mrs. Bush's own peer group, but also because the impressive Oak Harbor Clubhouse exudes the same quality, character, warmth and comfort as Mrs. Bush herself. Out of the thousands of retirement communities in Florida and across the country. Oak Harbor stands out as a foremost example of a new breed of communities geared toward a very active, independent and involved retirement lifestyle, which seemed to make a perfect fit for Mrs. Bush's own style of living and the message she presented. As is typical of the response to her charming and engaging, down-to-earth style, Mrs. Bush established an immediate rapport with the audience, telling them that the facilities and amenities she encountered at Oak Harbor were so nice that she "was ready to sign up" right then and there. Mrs. Bush challenged the group to remain invigorated and enthusiastic in all of their causes and endeavors. She said. "I believe older is better" Then she quoted a statistic that 35 percent of what an individual achieves in life occurs after the age of 60. Mrs. Bush addressed a variety of topics, ncluding many subjects of personal importance, such as her family and the cause of children's literacy, which is very dear to her. She encouraged everyone in attendance, especially grandparents, to "sit with your arms around a child and read to them." Sne said. "Learning to read increases self-worth and self-esteem." and she asked everyone to "pass on the love of learning to future generations" 586-7000 272-8800 575-1600 JUPITER W PALM BEACH BOCA DELRAY 1 aw (xnoiTonnG This s not sotcitation or otet to set 8ex mawig any rjeosn please otai f aotrocaw disdosut materials Hjm re oevetooer ard see re d ot an aKyiev lt RAOI6733

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