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AB SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1998 Money THE SALINA JOURNAL Y MICROSOFT BRIEFLY an Expert says legal action against Microsoft would help protect competition By DAVID E. KALISH The Associated Press NEW YORK — If the government ultimately gets its way against Microsoft, the result could profoundly alter how people use personal computers, letting them buy machines with features from other software makers. But the big emphasis is on the "if," industry experts said Friday. Any future changes hinge on last-minute settlement negotiations between Microsoft and AiiafySiS government lawyers and whether the ongoing talks head off threatened antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft next week. Even if legal action ultimately is successful, major computer changes are a long shot. "The immediate goal is to pre- vent Microsoft from snuffing out existing competitors," said Warren Grimes, a former Federal Trade Commission lawyer who is a professor of antitrust law at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. "Over the longer term, the goal is to open up the market so that others could have access to it," Grimes said. Under their most ambitious scenario, Justice Department lawyers now in talks with Microsoft want to make it easier for computer customers to order new machines installed with, say, Netscape's Internet browser or WordPerfect's word-processing program in lieu of comparable Microsoft features. That could be one result if the government succeeds in ending Microsoft's allegedly restrictive contracts requiring PC makers to install all of the many features Microsoft packages together as Windows, the operating program that runs 90 percent of the world's computers. Microsoft insists that this would fragment the Windows program, making it tough for software writers to develop programs that work on all Windows machines. In addition, executives at Dell, Compaq and other computer firms might have more freedom to install software from competing companies. Another possibility is packing free CDs of Netscape's Navigator with every computer. Computer makers might offer the software with machines as a way to gain a distinctive selling edge over rival's products. Microsoft says this practice could eventually drive up the cost of computing by requiring PC users to pay for new features that would have been included for free in Windows machines. But even with drastic Microsoft concessions or a successful government lawsuit pursuing this angle, industry watchers doubted many PC makers would take ad- vantage of fewer contractual curbs because of the software maker's far-reaching influence. "If they tell (computer) manufacturers they're free to load Netscape, I don't think they will because people are terrified of Microsoft," said former federal judge Robert Bork, a Netscape lobbyist and antitrust expert. A more likely result of any Microsoft agreement or government antitrust lawsuit would be subtle. For example, Microsoft may be required to let PC makers put messages or company slogans in the boot-up screen that appears when people start their computers. Critics want Microsoft to relax limits on how computer makers can modify the opening Windows screen, which is a potentially valuable billboard for companies. The only concession Microsoft has agreed to is delaying by three days, until Monday, delivery to PC makers of its new Windows 98 software, which is scheduled to be sold to the public starting June 25. THE MARKET IN REVIEW MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Compaq s 162852 30% -iVie Unicaplln 134757 19 PhllMor 118406 35'/4 -1 Cendant 88704 24Vt6 -1 3 /i6 UnTex 77952 27% -1% - GAINERS ($2 OR MORE) Name- Last Chg %Chg Jakarta 3 7 /i6 +% +12.2 PECO 26'/4 +2^a +11.1 Alphmwl 2% +'/4 +10.5 PhysRes 4% + 7 /ie +9.9 BRT 7 1 /2 + 9 /re +8.1 LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) Name Last Chg %Chg DollarThn 16 -3 -15.8 AMD 22'/4 -2 7 /8 -11.4 OrbEng 5Vre -'/2 -9.0 GenCigr. 11% -1Va -8.7 Westcp 12'3/16-13/ie -8.5 DIARY Advanced 1,152 Declined 1,751 Unchanged 605 Total issues 3,508 NewHighs 66 New Lows 45 Volume 717,099,230 C AIY1EX MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg SPDR 67161 111 '/32 -% Nabors 9259 25 - 7 /i6 TWA 8475 9 7 /8 -Vie EchoBay 7161 3Vie +Vte Hasbro 7060 38'/2 +1 GAINERS ($2 OR MORE) Name Last Chg %Chg CelSciwtA 2Vs +'/4 +13.3 FFPMkn 8'/4 +7/8 +11.9 Noblelntn 12 +1'/16 +9.7 AlbaW 8'/2 +3/4 +9.7 Cycomm 2' 5 /t6 +'/4 +9.3 LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) Name Last Chg %Chg Tag-It n 2% -% -17.9 CETEnvS 4'/2 -'Vie -17.2 DigPwrwt 2 -% -15.8 CmdrAp 3 Vie -'/2 -14.0 AVangrd 7Vs -'Vie ' -8.8 DIARY Advanced 260 Declined 335 Unchanged 176 Total issues 771 NewHighs 17 New Lows 1 1 Volume 34,982,540 :OMPOSI NASDAQ MOST ACTIVE ($t OH MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg DellCptrs 315398 90 -5'/4 Xybrnaut 266488 7 -1 7 /ie Intel s 246440 80 5 /i6 -4'/4 FPAMd 186332 6 -5'/2 Irvine 139322 3^2 +1T/32 GAINERS ($2 OR MORE) Name Last Chg %Chg Teltron 5 3 /4 +2 7 /8 +100.0 PvtRlsn 3% +1% +81.3 WellMgt 3Va +1 %2 +63.9 Irvine 3%2 +1 %2 +62.9 M-Wave 3'/2 +1 Vw +60.0 LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) Name Last Chg %Chg ErgoSci 6'/4 -7^16 -54.8 FPAMd 6 -5'/2 -47.8 AlianPh 5 Vie -1'/2 -22.0 Gardnbrg 11 'Vie -2 3 /4 -19.0 Innodatas 4% -1 -17.8 DIARY Advanced 1,711 Declined 2,490 Unchanged 1,420 Total issues 5,621 New Highs 105 New Lows 80 Volume 755,969,800 TE STOCI DAILY DOW JONES •TIM May 15, 1998 Hf r^^/- 9096.00 i-76.23 L • • -AJS-/ v^ igh 9,240.74 ow 9,051.91 Highest close May 13. 1998 /V-—V / -S/— ' \s •V-A 9,211.84 — 9300 9000 8700 8400 8100 2/1/98 3/1/98 4/1/98 5/1/98 6/1/98 INDEXES 52-Week High Low Name Last Net % YTD 52-wk Chg Chg %Chg %Chg 9,261.91 6,983.11 Dow Jones Industrials 9,096.00 -76.23 -.83 +15.02 +26.43 3,701.42 2,600.89 Dow Jones Transportation 3,424.73 -35.08 -1.01 +5.17 +30.48 291.90 218.56 Dow Jones Utilities 279.92 +.81 +.29 +2.51 +26.12 587.91 429.23 NYSE Composite 574.40 -3.91 -.68 +12.37 +3283 753.75 573.78 Amex Index 737.09 -4.29 -.58 +7.67 +25.63 1,931.83 1,328.07 Nasdaq Composite 1,846.77 -18.59 -1.00 +17.60 +37.74 1,132.98 824.78 S&P500 1,108.73 -8.64 -.77 +14.25 +3362 492.28 248.65 Russell 2000 472.44 -3.11 -.65 +810 +2934 10,782.75 7,832.41 Wilshire 5000 10,536.99 -80.27 -.76 +13.32 +34.53 C EXCt IANGI E LIS1 r 52 wk A-B-C ... 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Imatm 2* -10.6 . Imclne 1I%+10I.O .lOmlNCO ISVl -51.3 NOTES • The Lists: Slocks Irom the New York, American and over-the-counter markets are Included in this composite list. Stocks listed are those with the highest trading volume, regardless oF tne market where they are traded. Slocks ol local interest are in bold- lace type. • Slock Footnotes: d - New 52-week low; g - Dividends, earnings in Canadian dollars; n - Stock was a new issue in the past year; p! - Prelerred slock; pr - Preferences; pp • Holder owes installments ol purchase price; rt - Right to buy security at a specified price; s • Slock has split by at least 20 percent within past year; wi - Trades will be settled when Ihe slock Is issued; wd - When distributed; wt • Warrant; u * New 52- week high; un - Unit, including more than one security; vj • Company In bankruptcy or re- ceiversnip, or being reorganized. • Dividend Footnotes: a Extra dividends paid, not included; b • Annual rate plus slock; c • Liquidating dividend; e - Amount declared or paid in last 12 months; 1 • Current annual rale; 1 - Sum ol dividends paid atler stock split, no regular rale; | • Sum ol dividends paid this year; k - Declared or paid this year, a cumulative Issue with dividends in arrears; m Current annual rate, which was decreased by recent announcement; p • Initial dividend; r - Declared or paid In preceding 12 months plus slock; 1 • Paid In stock. 52 wk Div Nme Lut %nt ... Incomnt % -89.3 ... InConlrol 4V« -WS ... IndpCmn IT 7 * .57e IndoSalel 13'* -55.4 ,34e IndoTel 7'/K -78.0 ... InlMgeRs 24'/i« +68.8 ... InloSlor 5* -14.3 ... Inlormx 8Vu -9.5 ... Inloseek 30 +395.0 .60 Ingerflds 47¥« +37.0 ... Innovan 12V« ... Inlasys 3Va +531 ... InlegClrc 1BVe +9.1 ... InlgDv 10V4 -13.4 .02 IritgHS 39V* +16.5 .12 Intel s BOVu +10.8 ... Inletect 6* +65.3 ... InteliDla 1'* -74.5 .861 IBM 124* +45.7 ... InlFlbcm 6'A +238.7 t.OO InlPap 53V* +19.8 ... Wemeur 4* -89.9 .561 Inlimte 29V* +47.4 .. Intuit 45'*+105.5 .. Iomega s 7V« -13.7 .. IridmWrn 60* ... .. Irvine u3te +93.8 .. IvaxCp 8* -7.7 J-K-L ... JTSCorp <lt -92.3 ... Jabils 40% +69.4 ... JacorCm 53* +72.0 1.001 JohnJn 70% +19.3 ... JonesAp 65 '/« +49.6 ... JonelA 20 +105.9 ... JslFeel 19V* -3.1 ... K-lels 25ft +477.9 ... KLATenc 38'/« -18.1 ... Kmart 18 +27.8 1.12 KNEnjy 57te *46.0 2.60 KunPlpSn 35Vl +34.1 1.62 KCtyPL 28* +7.4 ... Keane 48 +85.7 .90 Kelbggs 41'/n +16.9 .64 Kellwood 31* +32.9 ... Kernel IB¥« -24.9 1.80 KerrMc 66* +5,7 .94 Keycorps 38 *« +45.7 1.00 KimbClk 50ft -1.9 ... KooKR 2%! -39.1 -. KrogerCo 40ft +53.8 ... Kushlk 3V* +74.0 ... LCIInll 39ft +91.5 ... LSI Log 22* -42.4 .12 LTV 12'/«i -9.1 .07 Laduinta 21'* -6.3 ... LaktewE 4Vs +40.9 .281 Laidlawn 13H ... Laroflsch 26 -15.9 ... LsrSghl 4ft -27.3 ... Lanka 44'/» -15,3 ... LearnCo 27 +286.0 ... Legalos 29'* +238.5 .30 LehmBr 69ft +79.3 ... LmHauss 51% +340.8 ... leveBn d51V* ... LevelOnes 30'* +78.1 1.68 UblProp 26V« +18.0 .80 UllyENs 6B'/» .48.9 .521 Umild 34V<e +83.9 .. LJncare 80% +113.9 2.08 IjncNatl 91V. +55.4 .24 LJnearT 74% +41.9 Uposm 7"/32 -70.4 ... linon 59'* +31.5 52 wk Div Name Last %rel 1.60 LockhdM 113Vit +25.7 1.00 Loews d91'* +1.7 .. LneSStk 16'* -23.7 ... LoraISp 31H+118.1 .22 Lowes 74'/e +90.0 .161 Lucenls 70*+125.1 ... Lycos 64% +352.5 M-N-O .361 MBNAs 33* +60.6 .05 MCI 50ft +31,6 ... MGCCon 18% ... ... MGIPhr 9'*+146.9 .10 MGICs 61 +409 ... MMCNIn 28 ... MRVCm 25ft +1S.4 ... MacroCh 10'Vit +86.0 ... Macrmdia 15'/ie +72.9 ... ManAssc n d18V* ... Manugists GOV* +120.5 ... MarDrl 21% +33.6 ... MarqGrp 6 -2.0 .18 Marrlntln 33 »« .84 Masco STIt +53.9 ... Mastec 23 -12.0 ... MatriaHn 4'/« -10.3 .28 Mattel 40 '/« +443 .41 Mattel pICie'ta ... MavTubesH* +32.6 ... Maxims 36'* +37.9 1.271 MayDS 64'* +431 .641 Maytag 52Ve+116.7 .20 McDerl u43'/« +83.0 .33 McDnlds 63"/ie +232 1.56 McGrH 73'* +389 .64 Meads 35% +22.3 ... MedParl 9* -49.4 ... Medatex 7Vc +11.6 .22 Medtrnes 52V» +54.7 1.441 MelinBk 70% +70.7 ... MemcoSI 22* +75.2 .10 Mentor 29'* +29.1 ... MentGi 11 Vie +49.4 1.80 Merck 116* +29.4 ... Merclnlac 36 +196.1 ... MesaAIr 8V» +57.8 ... MlrmdFn 39ft ... Mel*is 28 +98.0 ... Mfcrochp 28V* -10.7 ... MtoonEI 12'* -23.6 ... MtonT 26% -20.9 ... Micmics 2'te -12.8 ... Mlcrostts89'/« +533 .15 MikHers 29* +65.8 ... Milcmln 43ft -95 2.20 MMM 95'* +56 ... MirageRsI 22 Vis -8.4 ... Mitcham 13Vi5 +52.4 2.28 Mobil s 79'* +23.8 ... MbPTel 24^11+134.1 ... MdaCad 19* +87.9 .06 Motex 28% +6.4 .06 MolexA 26'/« ... MrchDnln 18 .16 MoneyStr 32* +35.6 ... Moneygr 16* +31.4 .12 Monsan 55 tie +26.0 1.60 MonPw 36% +66.8 .80 MSDWil 76"/» +92.0 m MSDWplF 51ft ... 3.80 Morgan 130* +26.9 .48 Motorola 57*16 -7.7 .16 Mylan 29VK+124.B ... NBTYs 17"/» +138.0 .96 NIPSCOs 26V« +32.2 .70 NabisH 45* +13.1 ... Nabors 25 +19.4 .72 NathF 18 +1.2 1.84 NaKity 68'A +36.8 .30 NData 39ft -2.4 ... NatEng d2te -31.0 ... NtSemi d!7V« -28.8 1.52 NalnsBk 75'* +25.8 ... Navistar 27* +1441 .- NeoMgic 16 +5.5 ... NeoRx u8V»t1B1.B ... Netopia u9Vl +76.8 ... Netscpe 27* -15.9 ... NetwkAsc 68% +17.1 ... Neurex 28V* +109.7 ... NwCnIFn 10H ... NewbNk 30Via -110 .721 Newell 46ft +29.2 .12 NewmtM 29* -18.6 .08e NewsCorp 25% +41 5 .2te NewsCppI 22% ... NewsEdge 13% +53.7 ... NexlelCm 26'/i6 +830 .48 NikeB 47 -17,9 ... NobleDr 31% +58.3 ... NoiseCT *+152.6 ... Nokia s 64* +102.1 .56 Nordsl 67 +546 .80 NortlkSos 33'/e +13.5 ... NoestUt 15* +85.5 .30 NorTels 64 V« +66.6 ... NwslAirl 47'* +17.0 1.22 NwNG 26* +148 .66 Norwesls 38', it +434 ... Novell 10'« +31.1 ... Novluss 42'* +147 ... Novosle 23ft +782 ... OAOTcn s</t 2.66 OGEEngy53VB +32,4 ... OakTech 5* -338 04 Oakwood 27V'ifi +226 1.00 OcciPel 29'* +30.3 ... OceanEnn 22 .10.6 . OdetcA s u13'/e +1%,7 ... OlicDpt 34'/e +123.0 ... Ollicemax 17'* +30,5 .401 OldReps 2Bte +52.4 52 wk Dlv Name Last %rtl .50 Omnkun su48"/ie +77.6 ... Omnifont 22'* +106.8 1.20 ONEOK 40 +33.0 ... Onsak) 31'A +400,0 ... OpenMkl 17* +73,8 ... OpIRobt 9* +295.7 ... Oracles 25'* -11,2 ... Organgns 30V* +185,7 ... Oryx 24* +11,3 • ... Osicom y/x -52.5 ... Owenslll 43* +46.9 2.38 Owenlllpl 51* ... OxtordHIt 18% -70.5 P-Q-R ... P-Coms 19V« +41.1 ... PBOCHdn 14ft ... PC Quote 2'* +76.9 1.00m PECO u26'/< +26,1 1.20 PGSECp 30'A +31.9 ... PMCSrra 43"/ie +132.4 1.56 PNC 56'A +45.2 1.67 PPiLRes21"/i6 +14,2 t.36 PPG 75* +33.7 ... PRIAulo 25Vi8 -20.2 ... PSINel 11* +62.3 ... PSSWrk) 14"/i« +13,3 .60a Paccar s 54"/is +38.3 ... PacilCfl 85 +16.4 1.06 PacitCp 22'/e +18.4 ... PagingN 14'* +65.7 .40 PainWebs 44'* +87.7 ... PairgTch m* -17.3 .62 PaBCp 20'A -14,3 ... ParmTcs 32VK +43.8 ... ParkDrl 9* +11.1 ... PallEngs 13ft +66.7 ... PrlssSysn 18ft +17.8 .20 PencpFn d24Vie -26.0 2.181 Penney 70* +48.7 ... Peopstts 48'/ii +106.4 .261 PepBoy 22* -29,6 .521 PepsiCo 37^16 +6.6 ... PersGps 20Vi6 +62.1 ... PelsMatt lO'/is -9.5 ... PharM 11* +26.7 1.08 PharUpi 42V8 +30.6 1.60 PhilMor d35V* -10.9 ... PhilSvcg 5'/« -57.8 .988 PhlllpsEI ulOOft +79.1 1.36 PhilPet 50% +23.0 ... Photon 5V« -17,8 ... PhyCor 19* -30,4 ... PicTel 10V« -20,6 1.20 PinWsl 44V« +54.8 .35 PionHiBs 39Vt +70.8 .901 PitnyBwi 48'/« +44.7 ... PvtRlsn u3ft ... PvlRlswl uft ,20rnPlacerD 14V* -21.9 ... PlatTc 26'* +93.7 .17e Pohang 16 -37,6 ... Polycom 15Vi6 +300.0 ... Powrwv 21'* +15.9 .24 PrecCsl 60% +2.7 ... PrmLasr 5 -54.7 ... PremT 24^w -6.1 1.60 PrentPr 25"/«i +13.5 ... Prkielnll 24'* +36.2 ... Primadn 17% -22,4 1.01 ProctGs 81* +29.1 ... Progntr 2'/« ... PromusH 42 +15,5 ... ProlDg 30'* -11.6 .20 ProvFnn 56 V» 2.16 PSEG 33% +40.0 1.84 PugelEn 25'A +9.3 1.14 QuakrOal 56'* +43,4 ... Quafcom 57V* +9.9 ... Quantum s 23Vie +9,1 ... Quanrdk 1ft -35.5 ... Quklel 3*16 +13.5 ... Quinliles s 50*6 +79.4 ... QwestCms 39% ... RJBFalc 31V* ... RCNCps 22ft 2.05 RIRNab d27'/is -5.4 .45 RPMs 16'« +12.3 ... Rambus 43% .41.1 ... RatnSIt 16ft -3.7 .80 RaylhnAn 55'* .80 RaythnB 56*« ... ReadRt 10% -59.6 ... Recycling 6 +250.8 ... Reebok 29ft -26.9 .32 RelGrp 17'/J +556 ... Remecs 22% +367 ... Remedy 19% -45.6 ... RenaisWs 201i6 -21.0 ... RepubBsh 28 '/« +80.6 ... Republnd 26*16 +3.1 Respons 6'/4 -1.0 1,24p ReulrGrp 68'* +4,9 ... flexISuns 314'ii«tB62 1.40 ReyMII 64Va -1.4 ... RickCabn 3'* +46.7 .43 RiteAids 33Vl +43.6 1.02 Rock*l 56ft -15.3 ... RolmSinar 20 +27.4 ... flomacs 27'Vis +115.9 .221 RossStrs 4lV« .57.2 ... Rowan 29ft .41,5 1.52e RoylDuts 56 '/B +23.2 ... RoyalOg 1V« -60.9 .64 Rubnnd u32% +263 RyanF 10 +184 S-T-U ... S3 Inc 6 D /« -27.3 .93 SBC Corns 37% '36.1 ... SCISyss 37i4 +30.3 ... SCMMicn 67 ... SFXEnln 3B Dlv Name Lasl %ret .Olr SKTIcm 6ft -32.2 ... STBSys dIO'/z -33.0 ... SafTLok 3"/32 +32.6 1.401 Saleco 47% +20.6 ... Saleways 37* +61 .G .10 SUohn 43Vn +6.9 ... StJude 38* +8.6 .20 StMary 29'A +4.9 1.00 SIPauls 44Vu +23.0 ... SaksHold 23* +12.7 .561 SLMHIds 41 +24.3 ... Samsnte 29% -36.0 ... Sanmina 84 +51.5 .92 SaraLee 59 Vie +47.4 ... Sauern 18V» ... Savilles 47'A+127.9 .881 SchergPI u88*« +107.3 .75 Schlmbs 81 "As +40.6 .16 Schwabs 36 '/K +49.3 06 SclAII 22"/i6 +38.9 ... vjScoreBd dV32 -97.4 .44e ScudNA 9"/l6 -20.7 ... Seagale 25ft -46.1 .66 Seagram 42* +14.1 ... SealAin 54 '/B 2.00 SealAlrpI 56}'is .92 Sears 63ft +25.3 ... SecDyn 24'A -24.8 ... SellrPol % -76.6 ... Sensormt 13ft -18.1 .36 SvceCp Wit +18.5 .48 Svcmsts 31 Vie +46.9 ... 71h Level 5* +177.8 .30 Shaw 16* +33.5 .45 Snerwin 34Vi6 +14.1 ... SebelSyss 24'*+114.0 ... SigResns 17V« +4.9 ... SilcnGph 12ft -19.4 .031 Silverado V» -65.7 ... SimlSci 9* -28.4 ... Sitel 7"/i6 -43.7 ... SmartCh 5ft +9.7 ... SmrtMods 22'A +37.9 ... SmarTlk 2I'A +58.9 .83e SmlhBcs 56°/i6 +31.2 ... Sodexho n 25'A ... Solectrs 45V« +52.5 1.08 Sonat 42'* -24.6 1.34 SouthnCo 25ft +26.9 76 Soulhtrsls41* +623 04 SwslAirs 25'A +51.2 07 SovBcps 18'/16 +69.7 . SpdFamn 21ft -29.8 . SptAuth 15'* -8.2 . SportsLn n 34Vi6 I.OOa Sprini 70 +51.3 ... Spyglss 10ft +29.4 1.23e SPDR Illte +35.1 ... Staples s 24% +83.9 ... Starbcks 47 +65.3 2.081 StarwdHU 49Vi6 +40.7 ... SuiCmc 42ft +34.6 ... SierlSolt s 27 V« +82.4 ... SloneC I9'A +63.9 ... StorTch 83V4+I23.9 ... StrucD 24V* +6.3 ... SUGEN IT 1 * +36.6 1.08 SummitB s 50 '/« +60.0 t.OO SunCo 42V« +45.3 ... SunMic 42* +33.5 .40 Sunamers 48ft +63.2 .04 Sunbeam 25 -21.4 .68 Sundslrd 66* +41,5 ... SunrAsssI 32 +6.9 ... SunMn t'/is +21.4 ... Swissray %* -74.7 ... SyOslTc 2 -4.2 ... Sybase 8% -47.1 ... Sybrons 24ft +41.6 ... Symnlc 29* +86.4 ... Synopsy 44ft +26.1 ... Synlels 24* .36 Sysco wi 23% +40.8 10 SystSII 9'* +40.9 ... TAVATch 12ft +787.0 .651 TCFFn 33 +53.5 ... TSATAn 5ft -33.8 ... TCell 3 +92.3 1.241 TECO 26 Ve +7.7 1.24 TRW 56ft +8.4 ... TVXGId 3ft -42.0 ... TaiwSmn 23"/ii .40 Tandy s 46 Vie +75.9 .94 Taubmn 13'A +12.3 ... TechData 43* +79.6 ... Techckme 2 -54.3 ... TelSave 21ft +59.2 ... TeleComA 35ft+152.2 ... TCALMs 32V4+139.1 ... TelTCIAs 17'/i6 ... TeteSpec 9* -22.0 1.94e TelBrasI 116'/« -6.4 1.12e TelArg 36% +3.9 65e TelPeru 21"/« -12.1 t.63e TelMex 52 VB +21.0 .441 TelOla 46 +23.4 ... TekipnC 51* +78.2 ... Tellabs 69V,6 +53.7 ... Teiiron u5* ... TenetHIt 36% +34.8 120 Tennco 42V* -.3 ... Terdyn 32* -1.6 34e Teva 41'A -29.3 1.80 Texaco s 60'/«j +14.3 .34 Texlnsts 59'* .362 220 TexUlil 38* +14.0 ... Thrgens 26'* +176.9 ... ThermoEl 37'A +13.8 ... ThrmTch IVs -8.9 ... ThmoMz V» -68.8 ... ThinkNw 32 +723.5 Dlv Name Lail %rel .08 ThoHnds 25 +73i ... 3Com 30 ' -20.1 ... 3Dlxlnln 23'* .60 Tldwlr 38* -.2 .36 TimeWamuSIVu +68.1 .72 TimMir 62* +12.1 ... TopSrce I'/e -52.9 .60 Trchmrks 44V» +37.8 .03 TotlSyss U23'A +40.5 ... ToyRU 27 Vit -4.5 ... TrackData 6»«+221.4 ... TWA 9'A +46.8 ... TrnWEnts 32Vz +414.6 .12 Transocns 55 +71.0 ... TrnSwtcn 14 +143.5 .50 Travelrss 62ft +62.8 .401 TravPrp 39Vs +1.4 ... Treev 1Viz -50.0 ... TrlarcA 26ft +26.9 ... TriconGn 31 V« .68 Trinityln 49* +75.9 ... TrilEng 40% +1.1 .301 TrizecHhn 22 -.1 .20 Tseng 2Vts -44.5 .88 Tuppwre 28V» -20.0 ... Trbdyne 8"/« +44.8 .10 Tycolnts 52'* +64.5 .10 Tyson 20"/» +12.4 ... UAL 82'A +13.9 .BObUMBFn 59'* +57.5 .. USDIag 4% -51.5 .. USFrch 9* +41.8 .. USOIcPs16* +10.B 2. 4 USWest 60V« +53.0 .. USWM 38*tl11.6 .. USANIws24V« +86.4 .. USAWste 48 +38,1 .48 USTCp 27<A +44.4 1.62 USTInc d26'* +4.3 .84 USXMar 36% +33.2 1.00 USXUSS 38ft +27.0 1.10 UltramDS 34 +12,2 ... Unicaptln 19 1.60 Untom 33* +57.9 .90 UCarb 54* +12.0 .BOmUnionPac 55V« -14.6 .20 UPacRs 21 Vu -21.3 .20 UnTex 27% +45.7 ... Unisys 25* +320.0 .80 UAM 26"/>> +3.2 .03 UHltflCr 70Vs +41.0 ... US Airway 67 +98.2 2.101 USBancp 117 +48.4 ... US Filler 32V« +13.0 .16 USSurg 35 +6.9 1.441 UldTech 95ft +23.8 ... Univlews VV& -85.2 .80 Unocal 38V» -6.2 1.80 UtIIICo 36«/n +40.9 V-W-X-Y-Z .80 VFCpl 51* +4U ... VLSI 19V4 -16.7 .32 Valero n 32V« +37.2 .. ValueCty 18%+113.0 .. Vanstar 14'/4 +63.4 .. Varcos 27ft+116.1 .. Vencorn 12Vit .. Ventass 16% -55.7 .. Verio n d25'/< .. ViacB 58ft+101.3 .. Viasoft 15* -61.0 .. Vror 18 -5.9 .. VldeoUpd 1% -58.8 .. VkingOP 23* +42.1 .. Vimrx 1"/32 -42.0 .. VirtualFd 4ft +89.5 1.601 Vishay 21 Vis -15.6 .. Vitesse 52* +62.7 .. Vrvuss 10 -32.5 .. Vlel 6"/» +15.6 .. WaddlIRn d22* .311 WalMart 54 '/« +BO.B .25 Wakjrn 35ft +61.0 ... WangLab 26% +40.5 .36 Wamaco 40* +47.7 1.92 WarnL 188Ve +88.7 1.201 WAMull 73% +40.6 .68 WasteMInc 33'A +8.7 ... WvePhre 14"/» +96.7 ... WellpM 72'/« +53.8 5.20 WellsF 379* +36.1 ... WslAllass B9ft ... WDigitl 19<* -3B.4 2.14 WltnRes 37* +30.5 ,. WslWrels 19'* +75.6 1.60 Weyerh 57* +28.5 ... WhokiFd 57* +96.7 .64 Wllamts 38'A +21.2 .60 Wllllamil 31<* +45.4 ... Wilshire 22Vt6 +59.1 ... Windmr 32V« +139.9 ... Winslar 39V* +199.1 .20j WirelessT 4V* -S!2 ... WiscCT 23'* -28.1 ... Woohvth 20* -8.1 ... WrWAcc 32ft+148.2 ... WorldCm 43+'u +66.3 ... Wildtalk 5% -1.1 .52 Worthgtn 18<te +5.6 ... XOMA 5'* +6.1 1.441 Xerox 104* +71.6 ... Xilinx 44'A -12.4 ... Xircom 16* +28.4 ... Xybrnaul u7 +382.1 ... Xybmlwl uli'/u ... XylanCp 27>A +48.4 .68 YPFSoc 35 +21.9 ... Yahoos 11BVI6 +496.0 ... YngRubin 27% ... atlDavisndls* ... ... atel dPte -62.1 Industrial output slows as capacity increases WASHINGTON — Growth in the nation's industrial output slowed to a crawl in April, restrained by the Asian financial crisis and a dip in utility production. The tiny, 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted increase in production at factories, mines and utilities, reported Friday by the Federal Reserve, enabled American industrial firms to expand their productive capacity at a faster rate than output. That's good news from the inflation standpoint. It decreases the likelihood of delivery delays and other bottlenecks that occur when buying demand outstrips supply. "The drop in capacity use should diminish any inclination of the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates," said economist Gordon Richards of the National Association of Manufacturers. "Far from overheating, the economy is stable and on a steady long-term growth path." Consumer frustration could change billing WASHINGTON — Phone bills soon could become less confusing, the nation's top telephone regulator said Friday. "One of the things that I'm hearing is that some consumers are frustrated because they don't know exactly what they are paying for, and they don't know what the money is going to," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Bill Kennard told reporters. At issue are line items on tele-- phone and other telecommunica- ,. tions company bills showing the • costs of various federally imposed" fees. Many of the companies start ed listing them on their bills in ': January. •The confusion over the bills ,''..' has hit home, Kennard said. "The other night my wife was :; paying our telephone bill and she comes over to me and she says,. 'Can you explain why do we have these federally mandated charges? What is this all about?':"•• Kennard said. "There is confu- ; sion out there, and we've got to '•do everything we can to quell it;'-' The FCC, within the next week; plans to offer some proposals "to bring more clarity to the billing situation," Kennard said. Court upholds federal- restrictions on Bells WASHINGTON — A federal apf peals court upheld the govern- .. , ment's restrictions on how re- A gional Bell telephone companies provide sports scores, stock ••-;; quotes and other electronic pub-;;; lishing services. . '-'• The United States Court of Ap-«; peals for the District of Columbia^ Friday rejected arguments made by BellSouth that restrictions are unconstitutional. ,;.:, Specifically, BellSouth argued;:, that a provision contained in a 1996 telecommunications law requiring it and other Baby Bells to. provide electronic publishing services through a separate sub- 1; sidiary is an unconstitutional -;'" "bill of attainder," or punishment, without a trial. '.• From Wire Service Reports MARKETS KEY RATES Daily key rates from The New York Times Previous Year Friday Day Ago PRIME RATE 8.50 8.50 8.50 DISCOUNT RATE 5.00 5.00 5.00 FEDERAL FUNDS(x) 5.75 5.66 5.44 3-MO. TREAS. BILLS 5.02 5.02 5.04 6-MO. TREAS. BILLS 5.15 5.16 5.33 10-YR. TREAS. INF(xx) 3.76 3.76 3.58 10-YR. TREAS. NOTES 5.68 5.68 6.69 30-YR. TREAS. BONDS 5.97 5.98 690 TELEPHONE BONDS 7.14 7.14 8,00 MUNICIPAL BONDS(xxx) 5.28 5.28 5.76 (x) Estimated daily average, Dow Jones Markets (xx) Realized dollar amount rises with Inflation (xxx) Municipal Bond Index, The Bond Buyer Sources: Salomon Smith Barney; Dow Jones Markets; The Bond Buyer LOCAL GRAINS Friday, May 15 ADM, Sallna Scoular, Sallna Carglll, Sallna Continental, Sallna Farmway, Belolt DeBruce, Clay Ctr. Cooper, Colby Midland, Hays Decatur, Oberlln Agco, Russell Farmers, Stockton Wheat $3.08 $3.06 $3.08 $3.08 $2.91 $2.88 $2.83 $2.85 $2.81 $2.87 $2.89 Corn — — — $2.18 $2.11 $2.20 — $2.14 — $2.14 Mllo Beans $4.04 — $4.04 $6.255 $4.04 — $3.60 $5.96 $3.59 $6.05 — $3.54 — $3.25 — $3.54 — $3.34 — CHICAGO GRAINS Futures trading Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade: Open High Low Settle 5,0000 bu. minimum; cents per bushel May 98 Jul98 Sep98 Dec 98 Mar 99 May 99 May 98 Jul98 Sep98 Dec 98 Mar 99 May 99 Jul99 May 98 Jul98 Sep98 Dec 98 Mar 99 May 98 Jul98 Aug98 Sep98 Nov9B Jan 99 Mar 99 May 99 Jul99 Nov99 296 304V2 314 331 340 344Vz 240 248 255 260% 267 271Y2 275 127V2 129'/J 132V< 139V4 145V2 650 645 642 627V2 623% 631 635% 639 642V2 639% WHEAT 296 294 305 302 314V2 312V4 331 327'A 341% 339W 344V2 344V2 CORN 240 238V4 248V2 245V2 255 252V2 261 258 267 265* 271 '/2 271 277 275 OATS 127% 127V2 129V2 128 132V< 131% 139V4 138% 145% 145V2 SOYBEANS 650 64714 645 640V2 642V2 639 630 626V2 624% 621 631% 628V2 638V2 635V2 639 638 645 642V2 640 638 294V4 302'/z 312% 328 341VJ 344Vz 239'/4 246V4 253'A 259V4 266* 271V2 276% 127% 129 132 139 145% 647% 641 1 /4 639V4 •626V2 62t'/2 628V2 636 639 644V2 638 Chg. -1% -2W -2'/4 -2 -Vi -1 -1V4 -1% -2 -1V2 -t% -1% -1% +'/4 -V4 -% -% -1 -4Vt -4V4 -3'/4 -4 -3 -3'/4 -2 -3 -1% -2'/2 2:5 head 427 Ib 67.00,450-500 Ib 62.75-66.75 (65.96), 4 head 720 Ib 52.50. Feeder heifers (figures in parenthesis are weighted average prices) medium and large 1:6 head 253 Ib 83.00,300-350 Ib 79.00-79.50 (79.20), 350-400 Ib 79.00-82.50 (81.90), 400-450 Ib 81.00-85,00 (83.46), 450-500 Ib 77.00-83.00 (80.01), 500-550 Ib 75.50-81:80. (78.58), 550-600 Ib 78.50-83.50 (80.86), 600-650 Ib 75.00-83:00 (79.64), 650-700 Ib 72.50-78.00 (74.45), 700-750 Ib 71.00-74.00 (72.46), 750-800 Ib 71.75-72.50 (72.32), 800-850 Ib 66.50-67.00 (66.97), 30 head 875 Ib 67.35; medium and large 1-2: 350-400 Ib 71.00-73.00 (72.24), 400450 Ib 75.50-76.00 (75.61), 550-600'.lb 70.50-77.50 (73.89), 700-750 Ib 68.75-69.00 (68.84), 6 head 773 Ib 67.75. Feeding heilerettes: 39 head 45.50-65.50 (54.91). Slaughter cows: cutters and boning utility 1-3 average dressing-. 33.00-38.00 (35.38); high dressing 39.00-40.50 (40.23); tow-dressing 29.50-32.25 (30.97). Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1-2:44.75-51.50 (47.63). ST. JOSEPH LIVESTOCK Market quotations Friday: Estimated slaughter hog receipts: 300. Compared to Thursday, barrows and gilts 1.50 higher: 1-3 230-270 Ib (46-50 percent lean est'd) 48.50-43.00: 2-3 package 28B Ib 41.00: 2-4 package 294 Ib i 40.50:1 -2 some 229 Ib 43.00. Sows steady: 1-3 • 300-550 Ib 31.00: few 550-700 Ib 32.00. DODGE CITY LIVESTOCK Market quotations Friday: • Trade quiet. No sales slaughter steers or heifers, confirmed. Inquiry and demand light. Sales confirmed this week on 114,600 head including 39,400.. head or about 34 percent previously contracted or... formulated cattle. Asking prices and bids not well ' established Friday, as most cattle have been sold, and buyers have their needs procured. Sales FOB'^ feedlot net weights after 4 percent shrink. OMAHA LIVESTOCK Market quotations Friday: Hogs: 500. Barrows and gilts 1.00-1.50 higher: " •• U.S. 1-3 220-260 Ibs (47-50 percent) 44.00-44,50, under 250 Ibs mostly 44.50: U.S. 2-3 260-280 Ibs J (46-48 percent) 43.00-43.50. Sows: 10 percent: "" firm to 1.00 higher: U.S. 1-3 350-500 Ibs. 29.00, "''.' part load 30.00: U.S. 2-3 500-600 Ibs 30.00-31.50. Boars: 300-700 Ibs. scarce. .; • . Cattle and Calves: None. 1 Sheep: None. • ,. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK Futures trading Friday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. KANSAS CITY GRAINS Wheat futures Friday on the Kansas City Board of Trade: Settle Chg. ) 1 Trade: Open High Low WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel WINTER WHEAT May98 319V4 319V4 319 319 +Vz JU198 323 325 321V2 322% -1'/2 Sep98 332V2 332V2 330 330% -1V2 Dec 98 342V2 344% 341% 343V4 -1 CASH GRAIN Wheat 146,157 bushels: 23d cents to Vt cent lower: No. 2 hard 3.14V2-3.23 1 /2n: No. 3 3.03'/2-3.22V2n: No. 2 red wheat 2.95V2-3.16Van: No. 3 2.84-3.15'/2n. Corn 17,763 bushels: unch to 4'A cents lower: No. 2 white 2.70-2.75n: No. 2 yellow 2.39'/2-2.47n- No. 3 2.19Vz-2.46n. No. 2milo3.91-4.10n. No. 1 soybeans 6.31 V«-6.44'/2n. Hoppers 52.00-54.00. SAUNA WEEKLY LIVESTOCK Market quotations Friday: Receipts 1,961; last week 2,731; last year 1,289. Trends: Feeder steers 350-550 Ib steady on a light test, 550-750 Ib 2.00- 3.00 lower, 750-900 Ib 1.00 lower; Feeder heilers 300-550 Ib 2.00-3.00 lower on a light tesl, 550-700 Ib steady to 2.00 higher, 700-850 Ib 1.002.00 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Trade active. Demand good. Receipts 72 percent (1,410) 600 Ib and over, 23 percent (448) 600 Ib and under, 5 percent (103) cows and bulls. Feeder steers (figures in parenthesis are weighted average prices) medium and large 1:350400 Ib 99.00-107.00 (104.73), 400-450 Ib 92.00-100.00 (95.94). 450-500 Ib 93.00-98.50 (95.02), 500-550 Ib 92.00-97.00 (93.64), 550-600 Ib 90.25-93.00 (91.39), 600-650 Ib 85.50-91.00 (88.62), 650-700 Ib 80.00-85.00 (82.08), 700-750 Ib 75.00-75.50 (75.25), 750-800 Ib 73.85-75.75 (74.83), 800-850 Ib 72.50-74.35 (73,97), 850-900 Ib 71.00-72.75 (72.00), 8 head 1048 Ib 65.00; medium and large 1-2:250-300 Ib 97.00-102.50 (101.68), 400-450 Ib 87.50-90.00 (88.99), 500-550 Ib 83.50-89.75 (86.31), 650-700 Ib 75.50-77.75 (76.29), 750-800 Ib 72.00-73.75 (73.10), 14 head 864 Ib 70.00; medium 1:9 head 468 Ib B9.50; large Holsleins I CATTLE 40.00Q Ibs.- cents per Ib. Jim 98 Aug9B Oct9B Dec 98 Feb99 Apr 99 Jun99 67.25 68.55 68.50 69.45 70.35 71.50 67.35 66.55 68.65 68.00 68.72 68.22 69.75 69.32 70.60 70.35 71.60 71.50 66.60 68.07 68.42 69.37 70.42 71.50 69.10 -.60 -.40 -.08 +.07 +.13 +.05' FEEDER CATTLE 50,000 Ibs.- cents per Ib. May SB Aug9B Sep98 Oct. 98 Nov98 Jan 99 Mar 99 Jun98 Jul98 Aug9B 0098 Dec 98 Feb99 Apr 99 Jun99 Jul99 Aug99 75.60 77.60 77.40 77.50 78.00 78.40 78.05 75.65 75.22 77.85 77.25 77.75 77.30 77.90 77.35 78.35 77.90 78.40 78.10 78.05 77.90 HOGS 75.25 77.27 77.37 77.37 77.90 78.10 77.90 -.30 -.18 +.05 +.02 +.10 +.20 40,000 Ibs.- cents per Ib. 62.35 62.00 58.10 53.15 53.60. 56.45 64.02 62.50 61.85 82.17 61.57 58.80 57.90 53.50 53.05 53.85 53.37 56.50 56.00 64.10 64.00 62.20 61.72 58.37 53.40 53.37 56.07 55.90 64.10 62.27 60.10 -,05. +27+.08 +.07> -.05 +.10! +.10 -.03 -.20 GOLD Selected world gold prices, Friday. Foreign - Hong Kong late: $301.75 up $4.80; London morning fixing: $302.30 up $6.15; London afternoon fixing: $300.90 up $4.75; London late: • $301.45 up $4.60; Paris afternoon fixing: $302.84 up $5.65.; Frankfurt fixing: $302.13 up $5.08; Zurich late afternoon: $301 .20 up $4.20. Domesatlc - NY Handy & Harman: $300.90 up $4.75; NY Handy & Harman fabricated: $315.95 up $4.99; NY Engelhard: $302.06 up $4.76; NY Engelhard fabricated: $317.16 up $4.99; NY Merc, gold spot month close Fri: $301.20 up $2.20; NY Repub-' lie National Bank 4 p.m. Fri. $301.10 up $2.40 SILVER Handy & Harman silver Friday $5.650, up $0.030: Fabricated $6.328, up $0.034; The bullion price for silver earlier in London $5.6625 up $0.1025; Engelhard $5.650, up $0.040: Fabricated $6.328, up $0.045.; NY Merc silver spot month Friday $5.562, up $0.01 2 OIL Petroleum cash prices Friday as compared with Thursday prices: Fri. Thur. West Texas lntermed$ per bbl fob 14.53 15,08 From Staff and Wire Reports

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