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aro Miss Beverly Hills Goes Into Cyberspace This year's pageant finalists will be chosen by online viewers. By Michele Lu From (L-R) Miss Beverly Hills ctmlestants: lisa Daniele, Fawn dohnson and Antoinette Ransom The search is on for Miss Beverly Hills but this year, there's a new twist. Weekly pageants are broadcast on the Interact and contestants will be judged and voted for by attendees of the weekly pageant. The semi-finalists will be comprised of the pete for the top three prizes. First place will receive $50,000; first runner-up will receive $25,000 and second runner-up will receive $5,000. The winners will hold their titles for one year. Marshall says that there are plenty of opportunities for the girls to model and to be spokespersons and ambassadors. "We'd definitely love to have Miss Beverly Hills get involved in the community such as chari- ties, grand openings and fundraising events," Marshall explained. Each of the final contestants will have their own web page on the missbeverly- ;$ Beverly Hills is such an international city. I thought that Miss Beverly Hills should be able to come from anywhere as long as she made L.A. her home. -- Jean Marshall, assistant producer three contestants, in each weekly pageant, with the highest number of votes. Online viewers will ultimately decide which 25 finalists will go on to compete for Miss Beverly Hills. The pageant will be held for a period of 20 weeks, every Tuesday evenings in the Jockey Club at Chasen's in Beverly Hills. The contest began March 18 and will continue until August I. Jean Marshall, assistant producer of the Miss Beverly Hills pageant, encourages girls from diverse backgrounds to com- pete and says that it is not necessary to be a resident of Beverly Hills. "Beverly Hills is such an international city. I thought that Miss Beverly Hills should be able to come from anywhere as long as she made L.A. her home," Marshall said. The actual pageant will be held on August 8 where the 25 finalists will corn- hills.corn web site which is part of the iLive network, iLive.com is a premiere entertainment network that purchased the names of Miss Beverly Hills and Miss World as well as many others, iLive.com broadcasts the event at Chasen's live and on demand over the Internet while allow- ing their viewing audience to cast their vote on who best represents Beverly Hills. The onteslants will be judged in three areas of competition: Casual Sportswear, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown. For the Casual Sportswear division, Marshall rec- ommends an outfit that best suits a girl's personality and lifestyle. For the Swimsuit division, each girl is required to wear a two-piece bikini. Every girl interested in competing in the pageant has to go through an initial screening process. Certain requirements must be met. The girl must be between story cont on p19 ii Diplornate American Board of Family Practice General practice & Office Gynecology Full physical Checkups '+  i General Checkups, Gynecology, PAP, PMS, Birth Control, Hormone therapy School & Sports physical, Vaccination 9301 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 302 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Tel (310) 273.0163 + I +?) ..... SPONSORED BY Preliminary Title Report: "Pre-Lim" By Nydia Lavine and Denny Lyons In the beginning of a purchase transaction, you will hear a great deal about the importance of the p-Iim report. First, is a pre-lim the same as title insurance? ABSOLUTLY NOT, a pre-lim is an offer to insure, it is not a report of a complete history of recorded documents relating to the proper- ty. A pre-lim is a statement of terms and conditions of the offer to issue a title insurance policy, not a representation as to the condition of title. These distinctions are important for the following reasons: First, no contract or liability exists until the title insurance policy is issued. Second, the title policy is issued to a specific insured person, and others cannot claim the benefit of the policy. Will the prelim disclose the complete condition of the title to a property? No. It is importmat to note that the pre-lim is not a written representation as to the condition of title and may not list all liens, defects, and encumbrances affecting title to the property, but merely reports the current ownership and mat- ters that the title company will exclude from coverage if an insurance policy should be issued. What role does a pre.lim play in the real estate process? Nydia Lavine and Denny Lyons A pre-lim contains the conditions under which the Title Company will issue a particular type of insurance poli- cy. The pre-lim lists, in advance of pur- chase, title defects, liens and encum- brances which would be excepted as well as any exclusions from coverage, if the requested policy were to be issued as of the date of the pre-lim. These exceptions and exclusions are meant to provide the parties and their agents with notice of matters that would not be covered under the terms of the policy and should be carefully considered. Thus, a pre-lim provides the opportu- nity to seek the removal of items refer- enced in the report, which are objection- able to the buyer prior to purchase. Carefully review the pre-lim. Should the title to the property be clouded, you and your agent will work with the seller and seller's agent to clear the unwanted liens and encumbrances prior to taking title. Nydia Lavine and Denny Lyons are bob Beverly Hills residenls, have over 20 yeats of combined real estate ce and specialize in selling homes in Set.fly Hil, Beverly Hills Post Office, BeI.K and adjacent areas. For a free, no obligation consultation, call 310.599.9990. Website: www.nydialavine.com 6 Beverly Hills Weekly