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Spokane, Missoula Hearings On Bull-Trout Protection

By Compiled Business Staff

A showdown over the bull trout occurs this week in Spokane and Missoula when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds public hearings on its proposal to list the fish as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

The listing could trigger limits on logging and expensive improvements to roads and dams. But biologists say the bull trout is an indicator of forest health because it likes clear, cold streams and coexists with cutthroat trout.

Bull trout historic range includes the mountains of central Idaho, the Swan Lake basin and upper Flathead basin in Montana and Lake Pend Oreille.

The first hearing begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Shilo Inn in Spokane. The second is at 2 p.m. Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel Edgewater in Missoula.

In other events this week:

Today

Oregon bluegrass field burning season begins.

Trial opens in Los Angeles on suit by Foodmaker restaurants against Vons Grocery Co. in connection with 1993 E. coli infections in Pacific Northwest.

Sentencing held in Philadelphia of John Bennett Jr., founder of bankrupt Foundation for New Era Philanthropy.

Tuesday

Washington State University Cooperative Extension farm tours begin at 7 a.m. at the Bruce Nelson and Evelyn Crowe farms at Farmington, Wash.; 1 p.m. at the Wernz Farms near Liberty High School; and at 6 p.m. at the Hal Johnson farm near Reardan, Wash. Call Paul Peterson at 533-2048.

Federal Reserve releases May consumer credit.

Wednesday

Columbia River Basin beef producers tour held in Adams and Grant counties. Call Tom Platt at 509-725-4171.

AFL-CIO president John Sweeney and Arturo Rodriguez, international president of United Farm Workers, speak to Washington State Labor Council convention in Wenatchee, continuing through Friday.

Thursday

Radio talk show host and movie critic, Michael Medved, speaks to the Western States Coalition Summit VIII meeting of the Northwest Mining Association at 6:30 p.m. in Riverfront Park. Call 624-1158.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. closes 13-year-old Chilco, Idaho, waferboard plant, placing 115 people out of work.

Washington Department of Agriculture organic farm tour begins at 7:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree City Center. Call Suzanne Shillander at 360-902-1877.

Washington State University Spillman Agronomy Farm tour begins at 8 a.m. on Johnson Road southeast of Pullman.

Public tour of University of Idaho’s 200-acre Parma Research and Extension Center opens at 8:15 a.m. Call 208-722-6701.

Friday

Former Seattle mayor Charles Royer and others speak to the “Spokane Metropolitan Revitalization” symposium at 8:30 a.m. at The Met Theater, 929 W. Sprague. Free. Call 623-4222.

Tony Lenz, associate director of SIRTI, speaks at 7:45 a.m. to the Good Morning Spokane Area event at the Sierra Hotel Spokane on Sunset Hill. Cost: $10 prepaid; $15 at the door. Call 459-4111.

Opening of NAACP convention in Pittsburgh. , DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Graphic: Measuring the Economy - Aluminum prices

MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, July 7: Cover story explores Hewlett Packard’s move to take on Kodak and Fuji with digital imaging photographic gear. Discover, July: Inside story profiles Rik Littlefield and his portable ultrasound at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland.

Charge it The largest trade deficits racked up by the United States in the first four months of the year: 1. Japan, $18.2 billion. 2. China, $13.1 billion. 3. Germany, $5.3 billion. 4. Mexico, $5.4 billion. 5. Canada, $5.6 billion. 6. Taiwan, $3.6 billion. 7. Italy, $3 billion. 8. Nigeria, $2 billion. 9. Venezuela, $2.5 billion. 10. Malaysia, $2.2 billion.

This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, July 7: Cover story explores Hewlett Packard’s move to take on Kodak and Fuji with digital imaging photographic gear. Discover, July: Inside story profiles Rik Littlefield and his portable ultrasound at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland.

Charge it The largest trade deficits racked up by the United States in the first four months of the year: 1. Japan, $18.2 billion. 2. China, $13.1 billion. 3. Germany, $5.3 billion. 4. Mexico, $5.4 billion. 5. Canada, $5.6 billion. 6. Taiwan, $3.6 billion. 7. Italy, $3 billion. 8. Nigeria, $2 billion. 9. Venezuela, $2.5 billion. 10. Malaysia, $2.2 billion.

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