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PRI Automation Down Nearly 43%

<TAB>Shares of PRI Automation lost almost half their value in frantic trading yesterday, after the factory automation systems maker warned of a fourth-quarter earnings shortfall because of manufacturing problems.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Billerica, Mass.-based company

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Black & Decker ResignationThe Black & Decker Corp., of Towson, said today that James J. Roberts, president of its $365 million worldwide accessories business since 1999, has resigned to join The Stanley Works as president of its hand tools business. ...

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Shaking and Baking Cell Phones — Product-Testers Abuse ‘Em Like Users

<TAB>The men in polo shirts don’t look angry.<@SM><@SM><TAB>But here in an underground chamber in Libertyville, Ill., they are frying, pounding, dropping, squashing, freezing and otherwise whaling away on one of the world’s most beloved gadgets.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Officially this is Motorola Inc.’s main accelerated life testing laboratory, where the world’s No. 2 maker of cellular phones tests many of its new products.

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Officer Says He Feared for His Life, Fired 11 Shots at Prince Jones’ Car

<TAB>A Prince George’s County police officer who shot and killed a Howard University student after following him into Virginia fired because he feared for his life, according to his lawyer.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Prince C. Jones, 25, was ramming his Jeep Cherokee into the unmarked car driven by Cpl. Carlton B. Jones when the officer emptied his pistol, said attorney Michael T. Leibig in yesterday’s edition of The Washington Post.

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Midtown Community Plan

<hr><@SM><@SM><b><a href="4761-1.html#intro">Introduction</a><@SM><@SM><a href="4761-1.html#implement">Implementing Our Plans</a><@SM><@SM><a href="4761-1.html#change">Changing the Environment</a><@SM><@SM><a href="4761-1.html#stim">Stimulating Good Development</a><@SM><@SM><a href="4761-1.html#harness">Harnessing the Power of Law and Regulation</a></b><@SM><@SM><hr><@SM><@SM>With more than 200 volunteers involved for over two years, this comprehensive planning process grew into this Midtown Community Plan. Residents, business and institutional representatives joined with Midtown

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ITC Hears Steel Tariff Arguments

<TAB>The domestic steel industry still faces threats from foreign competition and additional restrictions on imports are needed, members of Congress, executives and labor leaders said yesterday.<@SM><@SM><TAB>At the first of three days of hearings before the United States International Trade Commission, American industry representatives urged the continuation of tariffs and other penalties on certain kinds of steel from 17 countries. They said the tariffs are needed to prevent

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Flying Enthusiasts Plan to Build, Fly Wright Brothers’ Plane Replica

<TAB>From the delicate ash and spruce framework to the sturdy cotton fabric covering the wings, an inch-by-inch replica of the Wright brothers’ 1903 flying machine is taking shape.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Retired airline pilot Ken Hyde of Warrenton, Va., is chief builder of the aircraft that a group of flying enthusiasts hopes to get airborne at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2003. That would be 100 years to the minute after the two brothers from Ohio first saw their lithe wood-and-muslin craft lift off the dunes of Kitty Hawk in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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