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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1997 11B THE PALM BEACH POST 1 0000 State 'going after' fraud AAA gives 2nd tier H I I i I ' 6f honors Leave your checkbook at home. You wont need one dime. m SATOIN uic uu: EES SATURN SL2 TOP-OF-M-UNE SEDAN Consecutive four-diamond awards for hotels in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast PGA National 16 Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens The Chesterfield Hotel 2 Deluxe, Palm Beach Indian River Plantation 10 Beach Marriott Resort Disney's Vero 2 Beach Resort SOURCE: AAA rector at The Chesterfield. "Our philosophy is to keep a high standard and keep upgrading the hotel. It's ongoing." And Leonce Picot, owner of La Vieille Maison, said, "It sure beats not getting it We're very happy." Noting that his is the only restaurant in Boca Raton with the distinction, Picot added, "We keep trying to improve. We hope someday we'll get the fifth." AAA Florida presented the awards during ceremonies at Disney's BoardWalk in Lake Buena Vista. Fifty-one Florida lodgings and 30 restaurants were awarded four diamonds. Here's the navr Here's what Automatic, air conditioning, AMFM dual airbags, intermittent wipers, ORDER YOURS 39 MO. LEASE print: 39 month lease based fees, tag, title are Tax extra. Total $9,567. Additional you pay ahead; oil prices slide up front: Here 's the (not so) fine on approved credit. All costs, included in monthly payments. payments $8,664. Purchase option 15Cmi. over 12,000 mi.yr. public money to protect victims of failed financial institutions. Adding to the good economic news, oil prices tumbled on world markets, responding to the decision by the 11-nation Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to ratchet up its production ceiling by 10 percent to 27.5 million barrels a day. A separate report from the government Monday also indicated growth in the economy. The Commerce Department said construction spending edged 0.1 percent higher in October, the fourth straight monthly gain, on increased building of apartment houses and in government projects. ffi Saturn of West Palm By Ed Morse (561) 697-8977 Other Areas 1-800-785-SATURN : 1 220 N. Military Trail (Between Belvedere & Okeechobee) I fQ Saturn of Delray By Ed Morse (561) 276-0400 Other Areas 1-800-74 1-0220 2850 S. Federal Hwy. (Between Unton & Yamoto) By Marguerite M. Plunkett Palm Bfach Post Staff Writer Palm Beach County and treasure Coast resorts and restaurants maintained their four-diamond status this year with awards presented by the AAA on Monday. ;! Area winners of AAA's secoftd-highest honor were PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens; The Chesterfield Hotel Deluxe, Palm Beach; Indian River Plantation Beach Marriott Resort; and Disney's Vero Beach Resort. : The winning restaurants were La Vieille Maison, Boca Raton; The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, Manalapan; Cafe L'Europe, Palm Beach; and Centennial at The Breakers, Palm Beach. "It's a pretty great thing," said TimDigby, general manager of Indiaji River Plantation, which changed hands this year. "It speaks very highly of the job (the previous owners) had done and what we expect to maintain and continue." " "We're very happy," said Ar-nelle Kendall, public relations di- Nikkei creeps ECONOMY From 5B . South Korea and the IMF were nearing agreement on a njulti-billion dollar rescue package for the world's 11th largest economy. Fears of a collapse of that once-mighty economy, which would have repercussions worldwide, recently had unsettled markets. 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Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson "is really putting an emphasis on going after workers compensation premium fraud," said Lt. Jeff Korte of the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud's West Palm Beach office. "Because, in the long run, (fraud) really costs employers who pay their correct premiums." Hall and the elder Dixon remained in the St Lucie County Jail late Monday with bail set at $20,000 each. They face charges of racketeering, organized fraud, workers compensation premium fraud and grand theft over $100,000. Lewis and Seal-Lange remained in the Palm Beach County Jail with bail set at $40,000 and $5,000, respectively. Seal-Lange is charged with grand theft, while Lewis faces charges of grand theft, workers compensation fraud, scheming to defraud and racketeering. Seal-Lange was to be transferred to the Palm Beach County Stockade. "What could possibly be better than more evidence of what we've been enjoying all year which is solid growth with near zero inflation," Yardeni said. 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