SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 1996 MONEY THE SALINA JOURNAL PERSONALS V COMPUTERS Daniels hired as ad writer at Journal Michele Daniels has joined the advertising department of the Salina Journal as an ad writer and ad photographer. She formerly worked as a features editor at the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News. WALL school volunteer activities. She owns a business, My Mother's Garden, and has been active in community work. HOUSE Mclntyre to direct education foundation J Pam Mclntyre is the new executive director of the Salina Education Foundation, a! nonprofit organization supporting the Salina School District. Mclntyre, 105 N. Estates, replaces Carol Exline, who guided the foundation for three years. MclNTYRE Mclntyre, a former teacher, has a long-standing interest in quality education, and she has also been active in Parent- Teacher Associations and Theater promotes one, hires part-timer Deb Wall has been named education director of the Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron. Wall formerly supervised the theater's marketing and the Youth Theatre. Her next project will be directing "The Nutcracker," which opens in December. Cindy House will replace Wall as a part-time marketing director. House's duties include promoting plays and activities, coordinating season ticket sales and designing the theater's publication, The Spotlight. House also works at the Salina Journal pre-press production de- partmentfl Ryan appointed to state mortuary board Stephen Ryan, 2313 Melrose, has been appointed to the State Board of Mortuary Arts. Ryan is the president of Ryan Mortuary and Memorial Trust Plan, 137 N. Eight. The board members are appointed by the governor to adopt and enforce rules and regulations about embalming and funeral directing practices as well as burial and funeral insurance. Corrections corporal transfers to Ellsworth ELLSWORTH — Myron Kennedy has joined Ellsworth Correctional Facility as a corporal. Kennedy most recently worked for Norton Correctional Facility before returning to Ellsworth Correctional Facili- „ BNN p nv ty, where he be- KENNEDY gan his career as a corrections officer trainee in 1994. Kennedy resides in Salina. From Staff Reports Firm takes lead in high-speed modems Jean Curry 2737 Belmont 823*5129 We'll always be there for you. Shelter Insurance Cos.. Home Office: Columbia, MO Illinois company to test 56,000-baud modem, begin sales next year By TOM ABATE San Francisco Examiner SAN FRANCISCO — An Illinois company said it will soon start selling modems that will double the speed at which computers can access the Internet over standard phone lines. But two competing firms have similar double-speed modems in the works, and the bad news for consumers is that none of the three technologies are compatible. U.S. Robotics of Skokie, 111., said that its new x2 modem will operate at 56 kilobits a second when the company starts field-testing the devices in November. It expects to start selling x2 modems early next year. No price was announced. A modem is a device that sends computer data over a phone line. A transfer rate, also known as a baud rate, of 56 kilobits a second Signs / Ad sales are boost to teams FROM PAGE C2 "The signs will be up in time for the Dallas Cowboys game on October 27," Davis said. "Hopefully, we will get a blimp shoot of the signs so that millions of viewers can see them." Teams profit from signs Selling advertising spots in arenas and stadiums has proven to be a good source of revenue for professional sports teams. Jo Ann Miles, vice president of marketing at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, said the center has about 220 ad spots, including 85 Power Ad signs. "The signs are very popular among businesses," Miles said, adding that the price for ad spots ranges from $5,000 to $25,000 depending on size and location. A 5-by-7-foot ad sign in the Kiel Center, for example, located on the main concourse close to the television monitors, costs $20,000, Miles said. College teams also thrive on ad sign revenue. Jerry Jones, ^AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY Kansas Wesleyan University athletics director, said revenue from the schools 16 ad signs and scorer's table pays for expenses that fall -outside of the department's annual budget. KWU's 4-by-4-foot signs cost $500 for two years, and the Score Rite tables cost $2,500 for three years. The school has spent the money on renovating its sports facilities, Jones said. In January, $65,800 went to resurfacing the wood floor in the Muir Gymnasium. And now there are plans for a $55,000 to $100,000 resurfacing of the track field. "It would be impossible to complete any type of renovation if we didn't have advertising revenues to turn to," Jones said. Expanding to computerize Power Ad's next move is to build computerized scorqboards and computerized scrolls — the rotating scorer's tables used at NBA games. To accommodate the new lines, the company plans a $200,000 expansion of its 18,400- Boeing barely keeps up with sales boom After five years in the doldrums, aircraft industry grows wildly By KAREN WEST Seattle Post-Intelligencer SEATTLE — Forget a slow road back to health for the once-ailing airline industry. After five years of barely breathing, the'airlines have bounced back with a vengeance. And the recovery has left Boeing hyperventilating. The company is ramping up its commercial aircraft production faster than it ever has in its 80- year history. Less than a year after cutting employment, Boeing has rehired 13,800 workers this year and is ordering more mandatory overtime in',ats aircraft assembly plants. >Qn Saturday, about 2,000 Boeing workers in Everett's 747 assembly area began mandatory overtime shifts. The new schedule will be implemented on select Saturdays at -least through the end of the year, slid Boeing spokesman Peter Conte. £For a six-week period earlier this summer, Boeing went to 10- hour days for its 777 wing line. Boeing is meeting increased deliver^ needs in its Renton plant by urging workers to volunteer for overtime. "Anytime you're increasing production you are going to experience growing pains," Conte said. Boeing has long said it would be better equipped to handle the industry's traditional boom and bust cycles by building airplanes faster and more efficiently. But the swiftness of this year's commercial airline order boom caught Boeing somewhat off guard and has left managers scrambling to increase production rates, reviewing airplane delivery schedules and re-evaluating employment needs. And the pace of the orders doesn't appear to be slowing down. "There seems to be quite a bit of a fever frenzy to buy right now," said Ed Lindquist, director of technical services for Avmark International, a Virgina-based consulting firm. "It will continue as long as the economy stays strong." USAir Group is considering purchasing up to 120 new commercial jets worth about $5 billion, and people familiar with the negotiations say Boeing has the edge. Fueling the airline industry upsurge is improved profits for the airlines, government regulation aimed at curbing noise at airports, and an apparent belief by consumers that newer airplanes are safer airplanes. 1997 SALINE COUNTY HISTORICAL CALENDAR Anderson's Leather Assaria Bank, Assariu Bankof'Tescott Brown's Shoe Fit Co. Central National Bank, Gypsum Great Plains Fed. C.U. Great Plains Mfg. Hair Affaire Hair Phenailia Harold's Clothing Headley's Clothing Jilka Home Furnishings Jim's Pharmacy J.P. Roth Clothiers Koch's House Optical Shoppe Quilting Bee R.E.O. Museum, Lindsborg Security Savings Smoky Hill Museum Store Superior School & Office The Frame Shop UMB Warden's Inc. Warta Buick square-foot building near the Salina Airport. Naylor said a new 17,000-square-foot plant will be up and running within a year. The company, which has 21 employees, will hire about 12 additional workers. "The future in this business is in the electronics and computerized areas," Naylor said. "We will begin to do a bit more high-tech products at our new plant, but we will also continue with our regular products. They are our bread and butter." Dad's retirement hobby The Naylors have made ad signs for almost a decade. The company was founded in 1987 by Naylor's father, Roger Sr., who had spent 25 years working as a sales representative for two national companies that manufactured and installed scoreboards and Scoreboard equipment. In those days, ad banners were taped to the scorer's tables and had.to be reattached during time outs. Naylor figured he could replace the banner with a sturdy, il- luminated panel that could take the rough treatment of players and basketballs. "The polycarbonite plastic that we use in all our signs and tables is so tough that it will not shatter no matter what you do to it," Roger Naylor Jr. said. To attract attention during trade conventions, for example, Power Ad arranges kicking competitions where visitors are encouraged to kick the polycar- bonite signs as hard as they can. "It makes a lot of noise, but it's completely safe," Naylor said. "People love it." The success of Power Ad, which started as a hob'by to keep Roger Naylor Sr. busy during his retire. ment years, has indeed outgrown the father-son team. "A few years ago, we could name every team that used our products," Naylor said. "Now, when we watch a game on television we have to call each other to ask, 'Was that one of our signs or is someone stealing our idea?' It's amazing how fast things have moved for us." PERMITS These are the permits issued recently by the Salina Permits and Inspection Department and the Saline County Planning and "Zoning Department. SALINA Residential miscellaneous — 656 S. 12th, Dwight Pearson, patio; car port on garage, $1,600. 205 Green way, "Bob Ott, porch, $1,000. 2033 Highland,. Verna Tombaugh, storage shed, $4,000. 501 Garden, Garland Asman, addition to house; garage, $26,000. 1661 W. Republic, John Melvin, storage shed, $2,068. 924 S. Front, Archie Qulich, new porch roof; addition to basement, $18,000. 432 Tulane, John and Lisa Lamer, addition to house, $20,000. 837 N. Santa'Fe, Robert Anderson, renovate garage, $750. 717 S. llth, Mike Flory, replace basement wall, $8,500. 639 Montrose, Homer Baize, car port, $1,000. 1208 E. Republic, Mike White, add sunroom, $11,400. Garage — 648 Highland, Garry and Barbara Wicks, $8,500. 724 Washington, Wiley and Chris Jones, $4,500. Single-family home — 1401 E. 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While the ITU goes through that process, Rockwell has moved quickly to try to make its x2 technology the de facto standard by convincing 30 Internet and on-line firms to adopt its approach. Allied with U.S. Robotics in Wednesday's announcement were America Online, CompuServe, Prodigy-,, Net- com Online Communications Inc. and other leading access providers. "m 1 Web Page Development Create a presence on the " Internet. Business or personal web page development available at reasonable rates? MacShak Communications IT'S PART OF THE FAMILY. Be it business, life, health, home or auto, our family of products will suit your needs. Consider our coverage. Compare costs. Call me today. Norm Pihl 1400-B S. 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