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AROUND TOWNFirst ThursdayToday, noon to 9 p.m. Various venues featuring lunchtime entertainment at Center Plaza, and musical entertainment at Mount Vernon Place, War Memorial Plaza and Hamilton Street near Charles. Wrap it up with a 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...

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Back to Basics at AAI Corp.

<TAB>AAI Corp. yesterday agreed to sell its money-losing transportation unit to RailWorks Corp. in order to concentrate on its booming defense electronics business.<@SM><@SM><TAB>During the last decade, the Hunt Valley-based AAI, which has 1,400 employees, has won contracts to refurbish MARC commuter rail cars for the Maryland Mass Transit Administration, and to overhaul rail cars, trolleys and people movers for mass transit systems in other states.

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Delays in Arrival of Flu Vaccine Threaten Business Productivity

<TAB>News that flu vaccine could be arriving months late this season could strike a blow to business in Maryland and the rest of the country.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Maryland health officials met yesterday to discuss the possibility that a national shortage in supply of flu vaccine could prevent patients from receiving inoculations during the peak months of October and November and force them to wait until as late as January.

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Home Again

Kelly Sheehan loved the city life of Chicago after going to college at a small, Jesuit school in Alabama.<@SM><@SM> She landed a marketing and public relations job at a reputable fund-raising company in the Windy City, and rented a swanky apartment in the popular Near North neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Chicago is home to some of the nation

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High-Tech Trio Targets E-Commerce

<TAB>Three high-tech companies have teamed up to provide online businesses with a common language for finding each other and conducting transactions over the Internet.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp. and Ariba Inc. teamed up to create the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) protocol, which is due to be released at the end of the month.

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FTC Sues Ex-Dodger Steve Garvey

The Federal Trade Commission is suing former baseball player Steve Garvey for acting as host of a diet drug advertisement that federal regulators contend was deceptive.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The suit, filed last month, builds on an April suit that alleged Enforma Natural Products Inc. and two of its principals, Andrew Grey and Fred Zinos, made

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Le Monde Wins ‘Net Name

<TAB>The French newspaper Le Monde won the rights to the Internet address www.le-monde.com under a U.N. procedure designed to curb “cybersquatting.”<@SM><@SM><TAB>U.N. arbitrator Pierre-Yves Gautier upheld a complaint by Le Monde’s interactive arm against Elphege Fremy of France, ruling that Fremy had registered the domain name in bad faith.

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