March 17, 1997 in Nation/World

Alternative Energy Expert To Speak At Electrical Expo

Compiled By Business Staff
 

Electric cars are so costly they must be leased. Salmon are so rare, hydroelectric dams may be endangered. And Americans, once again, are consuming more foreign oil than domestic.

Alternative energy expert Harvey Hollingsworth will discuss some of these problems when he speaks at 11:30 a.m. Thursday to the Opportunities ‘97 Electrical Expo at the Red Lion City Center.

Hollingsworth is deputy director of the U.S. Department of Energy. He is coordinating projects with NASA and other agencies to develop alternative energy sources.

The luncheon cost is $20. Nine additional energy seminars and a 120-booth trade show, which run through Friday, are free.

For information, call exposition director Bonnie Ullman of the Inland Northwest Electrical League at 536-4177.

In other events this week:

Today

Federal Judge Malcolm Marsh to hear arguments in suit filed by conservation group American Rivers that claims the Clinton administration is dragging its feet on salmon recovery.

Tuesday

Mining Safety & Health Act training seminar on protecting against silica dust begins at 8 a.m. at the Great Western Building, 221 N. Wall. Cost: $15. Call Carolyn Pierce of the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors at 535-0391.

Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors meets.

Whitworth College Graduate School of International Management holds an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Repeated Wednesday at the same time. Call 466-3742.

Washington Rural Health Association convention opens at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park, continuing through Friday.

Disney Keys to Management Excellence seminar opens at the Boise Centre on the Grove. Cost: $375. Call 208-344-7900.

Wednesday

Business forum on emerging work styles begins at 3 p.m. at SIRTI. Free for members of the Spokane Area Economic Development Council; $10 for others. Call 624-9285.

Deadline for Olympia lawmakers to pass legislation to the other house.

President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin are scheduled to begin two-day summit in Helsinki, assuming the president recovers as expected from knee surgery.

Thursday

Inland Northwest World Trade Council meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute. Call 459-4122.

Business After Hours begins at 5:15 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 127 W. Boone. Cost: $5. Call 459-4111.

State Investment Board meets in Olympia.

State Agriculture Day proclaimed in Washington and Idaho.

Friday

Spokane Ag Bureau’s meets noon at Stockyards Inn.

Worldwide Dreambuilders Inc. convention opens at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park, through Sunday. , DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Graphic: Measuring the Economy - Sales tax receipts

MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, March 17: Wise to the loss of middle-class buying power, American companies market two sets of goods - one for the poor, one for the rich, a cover story says. Forbes, March 24: Cover story examines how Kimberly-Clark Corp., maker of Kleenex, Kotex and Huggies, beat Procter & Gamble in a paper products war.

Crashing markets The five worst days for the Dow Jones industrial average, by points lost and percentage change: Oct. 19, 1987 - 508, 22.6 percent. Oct. 13, 1989 - 190.58, 6.9 percent. March 8, 1996 - 171.24, 3 percent. July 15, 1996 - 161.05, 2.9 percent. March 13, 1997 - 160.48, 2.3 percent.

This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, March 17: Wise to the loss of middle-class buying power, American companies market two sets of goods - one for the poor, one for the rich, a cover story says. Forbes, March 24: Cover story examines how Kimberly-Clark Corp., maker of Kleenex, Kotex and Huggies, beat Procter & Gamble in a paper products war.

Crashing markets The five worst days for the Dow Jones industrial average, by points lost and percentage change: Oct. 19, 1987 - 508, 22.6 percent. Oct. 13, 1989 - 190.58, 6.9 percent. March 8, 1996 - 171.24, 3 percent. July 15, 1996 - 161.05, 2.9 percent. March 13, 1997 - 160.48, 2.3 percent.


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