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Wednesday, December 30, 1998
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C6 — The Bellingham Herald Wednesday December 30 1998 TECHNOLOGY Ghost of Internet Explorer can haunt your system COMPUTERS: If you uninstall Microsoft browser it will try to reinstall itself BY JOHN MORAN THE HARTFORD COURANT Pointed questions are flying around the Washington DC courthouse where Microsoft is defending itself against antitrust charges But I’ve yet to hear this one asked and answered: Why does Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser have such a large market share when it is so bad? I have tried and tried to like Internet Explorer I have tried to merely tolerate it I have even tried to ignore it No dice And it’s not just because Internet Explorer is big and slow although it is We’re used to big and slow when it comes to Microsoft applications If they’re good enough — as with say Excel or FrontPage — we’ll overlook big and slow So it took me a while to decide why I find Internet Explorer so an Classified $6 $11 a i n Items Under 500 Items under 500 items under ‘1200 Items over 1200 Afl KaiPQ 3 lines 3 days: 6 3 lines 7 days: 11 4 lines 10 days: ‘18 4 lines 10 days: jiu nuiiiOe Additional lines: M® Additional lines: 1” ( Additional lines: Additional lines per line per line 74$ per line per day c £ 74$ per line per day Bargain Board only must be paid in advance Rates for private party advertisers selling merchandise Garage $12 $14 $16 Photo $31 Sales: 2dayMlines 3daMlines iStSlS Ads: $135 per day Ads must be paid in advance Place your ad in person to receive your FREE Garage Sale signs! 'Private Party Ads only To Find An Ad: Obituary Notices ) HARKNESS Richard Harkness of Acme WA passed away on Saturday December latSt 1998 at St Joseph H from a heart attack during dialysis He was 58 born January 17 1942 in Bellingham to Frank and Ethel (Olmstead) Harkness Richard was a lifetime County resident He graduated from ML Baker High School and worked as a logger and dairy farmer He married Karen Rauch on July 20 1963 in Lawrence WA He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and of the Samish Vhlley Grange formerly the TVnn Sisters Grange As a child he epjqyed modeling cl horses His hobbies inch ed hunting but most of all he enjoyed his family spending time with his wife grandchildren daughters and sons A special joy was working in partnership with his sons Richard began dialysis in 1975 and received a kidney transplant in 1989 Since his transplant Richard had been extremely optimistic and positive At the local kidney center he was a real hero His kidney be- ie" began (atysisagain shortly after this Thanksgiving He was preceded in death fay his parents and brother Frank Harkness Survivors include his wife Karen of Acme daughters Marcy Bartelds of Kendall Arlene Davila of Everson sons Leroy Harkness of Bellingham Rick Harkness of Acme sisters Virginia Handy of Sedro Woolley Maty Barnhill of Wenatchee brother John Harkness of Wickersham 11 grandchildren and nu-i merous nieces and nephews Memorials may be made to the ML Baker Kidney Center 3201 Ellis Street Bellingham WA 98225 or the Immanuel Lutheran Church 5782 -i Lawrence Road Everson I WA 98247 or the Children's Heart Center at the Children’s Hospital Foundation P O Bax 5371 MS CL-04 Seattle WA 98105-0371 Visitation will be Tuesday December 29 1998 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Jones-Moles Finer al Home A Graveside Service will be held at 12:30 PM Wednesday December 30 at Saxon Cemetery with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church 5782 Lawrence Road in Everson with the Reverend Stanley Jacobson officiating After the service a time of fel lowship will be held at the church Arrangements by JONES-MOLES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE 2485 Lakeway Dr at Yew DANIELSON Daniel Danielson age 85 of ML Vernon WA passed away December 29 1998 in Skagit Valley Hospital The arrangements are pending at JERNS FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM BELLINGHAM ROBERTS Scott Dale Roberts age 45 of Bellingham passed away December 29 1998 at his home The arrangements are pending at JERNS FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM BELLINGHAM Personals 28 BANKRUPTCY Stop QamWi & ForacfcMUiw Divorce CM Id Support DU! DWLS Stave Hathaway Attorney 876-0529 Bankruptcy Divorce Adoptione Modifications etcetera Cal 671-5331 Lost 32 Biacktan cocker Female Femdate 122898 Desperately requires mads Si 00 reward 380-3711 Brindle Pitbull Misting 1219 F No o Humboldt area 714-1961 BromWhits Boxtr Guide & Pote Rd area Neede medicine Please make our Christmas 398-1076 Gilbert calender book Souths Ids 'ham 738-1979 Found 34 Dog found near interurban & California St 90 lbs Igt gold ahrt hair mixed breed no collar 671-6228 Dog found near Interurban & California St 70 Iba bik abort hair mixed Lab blue coltor Call 671-6228 Necklace Found Vicinity 11th 6 McKenzie 733-3771 Business Opportunities 42 Computer Users Needed Work own hre S20k-$75kyr 1-800-348-7186oxt833 Dwntwn restaurant profitable 6 potential for more $32K inv A equip 738-0232 Earn $1000 to $3000 weak from homo PT or FT Not MLM Not Global Sound too good to bo true? Then thw is not for you Serious Inquiries only Call 1-800-345-9688 ext 1063 Free recorded 24 hr message Location Location Locjrtionl Ws have the perfect location to start your downtown restaurant Frao standing buUdingfor lease near ML Baker Theater 6 Bon Towers 109 W Champion 647-1916 No solo no SS Take over too 8 equip Fair-haven restaurant 733-3589 noying After all a browser is ordinarily a rather inoffensive piece of software You click it displays Web pages And if Internet Explorer would leave it at that everything would be fine But Internet Explorer isn’t satisfied with being just a browser It wants to take over the operating system Indeed it wants to be the operating system Internet Explorer is like the boorish neighbor who invites himself over to your house rearranges the furniture grabs the remote control and starts helping himself to what’s in the fridge Take the uninvited part If your PC runs Windows 95 or Windows 98 it comes complete with Internet Explorer You say you never asked for it never invited it in? Tough If you do eventually manage to uninstall it you’ll inherit the task of defending your PC against the program’s repeated efforts to reintroduce itself Internet Explorer piggybacks on what must be dozens of other software programs — including virtually all Mi Business Opportunities 42 Ready to Ool Site for restaurant In heart of Historic Fakhavan Buy equipfumimprovemante Assume Lease Great price for serious buyer now 733-3589 Working partnership ml In successful NW sporting goods store Hunting fishing & marine S1S0K min investment Call KaHy (360)855-0895 Small CafeI-5 Portal Way Easy Finance & Startup Cost Suggested Open 7-3pm Singlo Operator OK Rent $380 Mo 734-8191 Mortgages & Contracts - Sell 44 A Bank Turndown Solution REFINANCE or EQUITY LOANS No Upfront Fees We pay for Appraisals Up Front Any Real Estate Any Reason 1 st A 2nd Mortgages Bad Credit not a problem Lino of Credit programs Bankruptcy Foreclosure OK COLUMBIA MORTGAGE Call 398-0407 or 888-751-2700 Mortgages & Contracts - Buy 45 FACE VALUE PLUS Skip Foes 1-800-637-3677 Top Pricoo Paid Immediate funding for RE contract and deeds of trust Jamas Gray 734-7118 800-7357119 Employment Preparation 46 Looking for a now Job? Our Job soaker Notice Board tuna Sunday Wednesday and weekly in The Whatcom Shopper reaching over 98 of Whatcom County lOnly SI 500 par weak Call The Bellingham Herald Classified Department 676 2600 for details Child Cae Wanted 52 Christian Couple to care for 3 teenage boys In our quality home every other week for 1 or 2 nights Lynden area 647-1916 or eves 354-4533 Child Care Services 54 Early has Learning Center openings fori month to 5 yra (Nugents Comer) 968-1180 ClericalOlfice 58 Bookkeeper for Bookkeeping firm Groat hre competitive pay Must have strong computer ekila using Doe 6 Windows Propers client financials payroll & ail state A ted reporting Reply: PO Box 1134 B'ham WA 98227 crosoft products I’d successfully avoided most of these “install me” pleas But then the new version of Quicken came out Several features of Quicken in particular the “what-if" scenarios that let you plan for future expenses won’t work without Internet Explorer The Quicken guy I complained to about this seemed almost apologetic He wasn’t as sorry as I was though Bad enough that I had to succumb to Internet Explorer but the software absolutely insisted that it had to sit on my C drive where of course I had no room for it Never mind that Netscape happily sits on the spacious D drive Internet Explorer must have space on C (or wherever the Windows operating system happens to be situated) Grumbling I managed to kill and relocate enough software so Internet Explorer could be at home Right about then was when I’d realized I should have left the WIN UK SPECIAL ClericalOffice 58 Library Assistant Part-time Ubwy Assistant position available Assists Editorial Librarian by routine filing computer cataloging and retrieval and other duties as assigned This position requires flexibility accurate spelling and grammar strong organizational skills neatness and the ability to work under minimal supervision Currant Madn-toah and Windows95 or NT experience required Previous file or library clerk experience helpfuL 1 5 hours per week Please send resume and letter of interest to: Human Resources The Bellingham Horakf PO Box 1277 Bellingham WA 98227 Recept for prof offices Prior office exp axe organization A attendance WP general clerical for medical -legal practice F l 88hr 676-2548 Race ptionistbookkee per FT Tax Season only Box 4035 B'ham WA 98227 STAFF ASSISTANT Skagit County Assignad Counsel Office Mt Vernon WA $1142 - SI 223 to start Cloaas 1599 Call (800) 548-7957 to request application and armouncamant Wanted: Part Time Clerical Help to work 5pm to 10pm Mon through Fri Candidate selected will possess strong organizational and customer sarv-ice ski! la Duties include Billing Filing and Releasing Thick Drivers from US Customs Please end letter of Interest and resume to PO Box 1568 Blaine WA 96231 DeWaard A Bode Service Dept ie looking for a person wexceUent customer service skills in a fast-paced office wheavy phone traffic Send resume to: Service Manager 127 N 17th St Lyndon W A 98264 DISPATCHER Responsible for multi-phone lines radio vehicles A computer dispatch for fast paced HVAC Service Dept computer skills raq'd Exc pay A benefits Reply to: Classified Box 1168 PO Box 1277 B'ham WA 98227 Convalescent Care 59 For biformation regarding Convalescent Cere and Services Offered see the Service directory Construction Trades 60 Commercial or Residential Journeyman or apprentice electrician needed Sand resume to PO Box 29165 Bellingham WA 98228 Exp'd Plasterers only EIFS A stucco Top pay Cad 398-1783 HVAC Wholesale Distribution SaleeSarvica Warehouse Great growth opportunity Skagit territory Fax confidential reply to: 206-763-1259 Naedod: Carpentry Load Man A Carpenter's Helpers Wages DOE 647-8739 days 766-6961 after 6pm ' '' Xv Deadlines DEADLINE Construction Trades 60 Rakish laid Roofing hiring axpd roofers Apply at 6067 Portal Why F'Dale M-F 630 am only Roof Trusa Sawyer needed In Lynden Exp preferred Call Mark 360-507-9529 8am-330pm Mon-Fri ROOFERS 0470191 iandblast paint prep A light painting Win train with good attitude Salary DOE Call for appt HunnJcutfs 734-9859 Plum bora exp for now construction Favinger Plumbing 676-1774 Rainshtokl Roofing Laborers Apply at Portal Way Femdate M-F6£0am only Hairstylists 63 Salon expansion oftera opportunities for licensed nail technicians A massage therapists Accepting resumes for PT receptionist 4120 Meridian 250 676-6608 Management Professional 64 CIVIL ENGINEER Bellingham CivilSurveying firm seeks experienced PE Need exp In managing staff project management computer and civil design software T ' -nities for Salary DOE PO Box 173 Bellingham WA 96227 FT FuH Charge Bookkeep-ar Administration computer skills rise Wage DOQ Please sand cover A resume to: Bellingham Herald Classified Box 1165 Pa Box 1277 Bellingham WA 98227 SALES MANAGER Wo are aeeking a professional to load our ctaael-fied advertising sales efforts This Individual wil manage the daily operation of the inside md out-aide sales staff formulate plane tar apodal promotions maintain existing accounts and develop new business to meet revenue goals The person elected wW have excellent communication skills be a creative and strategic thinker and have demonstrated leadership ability Must hava computer expertise and understanding of planning and budgeting Previous media salsa experience desired and a degree or equivalent sales experience In related fields Sand resume to Human Resources The BaWngham Herald 1155 State Street Bellingham WA or email: ped low® beihnflhQannettcom The Bellingham Herald oftera an excellent benefit package and advancement opportunity We are an equal opportunity employer and conduct preemployment drug testing for all positions deadbolt on the front door and the slipcovers on the furniture Because no sooner was Internet Explorer on board than it started rearranging my PC to suit itself After all I’d decided to install Internet Explorer so that must mean L 1) Want it as my default browser? (Noooo!) 2) Want it to switch my Web page icons to the Microsoft version? (Noooo!) 3) Want it to become the default viewer for various graphic images? (Noooo!) Changing these things back to the way I wanted them was a mjor pain Heck you can’t even dispose of the Internet Explorer icon by simply dragging it to the “Recycle Bin” the way you can with virtually every other desktop icon No mere trash can is appropriate for the sacred Internet Explorer icon apparently To be fair Microsoft does seem to be working on the speed issue The beta version of Internet Explorer 50 appears noticeably faster than earlier editions of the - v ' " ' '' ' H-s One business day prior by Management Professional 64 Positions open for experienced escrow paraormoL Sand resume to: Chicago Tibs Ine Co 1616 Cornwall few Suite 115 Bellingham WA 98225 or cal 734-7000 Wanted experienced Individual seeking a career in Civil Design Land Surveying and CAD Drafting In B'ham area Prater 2 years experience Salary DOE Sand Returnee: PO Box 173 Bellingham WA 98227 Educational Teachers 65 AM PT Bethel Preschool A Day care 734-9276 Medical 66 $800 HIRE-ON BONUS RN’s The Nation Largest Privately Owned Long-Term Cara Corporation in America has Immediate i for -uiiPart time apply sb -Skagit Vuey Convalescent Canter 2019 Hwy 20 Sedro Woolley WA 98284 Phone: 360-656-6867 Fax: 380-866-2526 Attn: Doreen Biandford Competitive Wages A Benefits 4 401 K Retirement Plan ADMINISTRATOR The Northwest Leader In quality assisted living A Alzheimer's communities sake Administrator for new 65 unit assisted living facility in Sedro Woodsy Requires successful background in senior retirement A Alzheimer healthcare Competitive salaries A benefits Send resume In confidence: NWCM Director of HR 385 Erickson Awe 123 Bainbridgo ta WA 98110 Or Fax TO: (206)842-1794 Questions: (206)842-0929 Hlghgate Living Expd caregivers swing shift graveyard Wed pay medical holiday A vacation pay Apply in person 1 55 E Kellogg Rd NACS Certified Nursing Aides FT nights available Also need PTFT RJL Highland Cara Canter 2400 SarnNh Way We have a great staff to resident ratio as wed aa a fed benefit package Wa pay for exp and offer a $300 sign-up bonus 734-4800 Mease apply Mon-Fri 8-4 EOE Recaption istUM Bookkeeping FT Exp required Respond to Ossa Box 1169 PO Box 1277 Bed Ingham WA 96227-1 277 Boat Manufacturer needs Lamination Carpenter to cut wood kits and fiberglass Apply at Pacific Mariner 800 E Pearl Jensen Wfcy LaConner Boat Mfg has immediate openings for Lamlnatore Vacuum bagging a plus Apply at 800 E Pearl Jensen way LaCarmer 24 Hour Fax Line: noon Mon-Fri 7:30 Miscellaneous 68 3rd shift $9-10 to start DOE Floor cars parson wstripping A waxing exp wreferencea B'ham area 1-877-553-5667 AVON - No SSS required to start Limited time Cad now 360-983-6049 BILINGUAL Inti Co needs several individuals for local A Int'l expansion Must have people skills Cad 647- BonuaComm SPORTS MINDED 3-6K MONTH 5-7 people naadad immoefi-atoly No experience necaa sary International Company wid train 671-4854 BROWN LINE Inc Hiring professional LTL Team Drivers DOT Qualified Minimum 2 yra exp Sign-on Incentive 1-600 426-2050 Mon-Fri Excellent people ski da A positive attitude required Mgmnt experience a (360)756-0676 DELIVERY ASSISTANTS Temp Position Must have: Reliable vehicle Driver license Proof of insurance Flexible early morning hours 3am to 7am 15-30 hrsweek Apply in Person Mond ' lept The Bellingham Herald 1155 N State St 715-2235 DELIVERY PEOPLE NEEDED! Flex hre working Sundays thru Wednesdays Whatcom Shopper ' routes aval in Fakhavan A Lakeway area WDL A ins raq'd Pay par piece 74 pkw gas allow Apply to Haraid Circuiation Office 1155 N State room 215 or cad Arm at 715-2213 PORT 1AM Facilities Maintenance Worker N Facilities Maintenance Worker II fud-tirrw position open Position perforins minor maintenance tasks related to construction alterations maintenance and repair of buddings roadways dock floors roofs etc Assists senior staff performing concrete work and other trades works over water repairing and maintaining docks and floats Position requires HS diploma or GEO pkw 2-3 yra exp bi construction or maintenance industry Must be able to operate every type of equipment associated with maintenance work knowledge of utility locations and must have a valid WA State Driver License Salary S1604hr benefits Applications required available at Port Admin Office at 1801 Roedar Ave ham WA 98225 676-25001 Appa due 5 pjn Friday January 8th 1999 (postmarks not accefffed) browser And this aggressive approach to putting Internet Explorer on every Windows-based computer is certainly paying dividends for Microsoft Its browser now holds more than half of the market share according to a recent study Even so Internet Explorer shows nothing that would prompt me to consider trading in my 1 4 H ft Jt? 715-2225 am - 6:00 pm Sat 8:00 Miscellaneous 68 Cutting Mr at home? barn to do UnghtioetpaldfarltlN cbttM 6 KLUNGHAM BEAUTY SCHOOL Cal 734-1090 PORT 1AM Oreundnfceapar Journey Groundskeeper Journey full-time powtion open Po-achedutee directs and supervises all work activities within the Grounde Care Program Requires specialized skills In al phases of turf tree and shrub installation maintenance and renovation Supervises A provides training for Grounds level I A II and seasonal staff determines work achoduling and maintains inventory of turf tree and shrubs Requires 3 yra exp in grounds maintananca for a large facility and 2 yra supervisory exp Completion of vocational school in horticulturegrounds may be substituted rar 1 yr of required exp Must have a valid WA State Driver License A ability to secure CDL within 6 mew secure A maintain WA State Psatidda Operators' License Salary is $1B11hr benefits Applications required available at Port Admin Office at 1801 Roadar Ave Bellingham WA 98225 (380) 676-2500 Appa due 5 pm Friday January 8th 1999 (postmarks not aocapterQ MOTOR ROUTES AVAILABLE The Bellingham Herald is now accepting applications for Motor Routes in the Bellingham area Call Debbi today at 715-2287 please leave message NOTICE SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S CLASSIFIED DEADLINES Due to the New Year Holiday the Herald business office will be closed Friday January 1 Private party ads to start Friday Jan 1 Saturday Jan 2 or Sunday Jan 3 must be in the Herald office by 3:00pm Thursday Dec 31 Have a safe and Happy Holiday! The Bellingham Herald Netscape browser Were most people to compare the browsers side by side they’d come to the same conclusion - All of which may be the best argument for keeping the browser apart from the operating system Why get stuck with an inferior integrated browser when someone else can make a better one as a stand-alone application? fwiEflimniTHi leveny Monday fy Every Monday during the school year jj? jilook for our school page that focuses on local education events and issues THE BELLINGRftl HERALD am - 1 1 am (JIN-O K When you 202-230 AutOS Miscellaneous 68 Griffon Ponti-acBuickGMC looking for lot attendant for used A new car kri Pfease call Denny at 734-8700 ENVIRONMENTAL & HEALTH CO Expandkig In BaHIngham area Rapid advancement performance bonuses A flexible schedule for the right person 736-4140 HELPII I need somebody Helpi just anybody Help! Me kite of moneyl Can 756-9365 Not Housing Autiigtfty Resident Serripf Cporttonator To provkte counseling aatvjoea promote resident welfare training admissions1 occupancy collections and eviction according-to program requirements housing quality standards applications and inspections Full-time service position coNega degree HumanSodal Services Resident Services Specialist Certificate or other related fMd Accountant Accounting support aarvicaa to the Tribal Housing Authority under the direct supervision of the Comptroller The Incumbent will perform all accounting functions BA degree In accounting or related field experience with grant accounting preferably with HUD grarits with four years experience in computerized accounting sys- Offlce Assistant Computer experience date entry excellent communication multi-task oriented attention to detail ability to work indepandently and accurately In area of frequent Interruptions Minimum two years experience high school graduate or equivalent AN applicants considered but Indian Preference will be applied in accordance with Federal Law Salary negotiable DOQE deadlina Dec 3098 3d)0pm Sand resume cover letter and three work related reference to: Upper Skagit Indian TYlbe Housing Authority 25948 Community Plaza Way Sedro-WooDey WA 98284 OR Fax to (360) 856-3170 Library Assistant Part-time Library Assistant position aval labia Assists Editorial Ubnvtan by routine filing computer cataloging and retrieval and other duties as assigned This position requires flexibility accurate spalling and grammar strong organizational skills neatness and the ability to work under minimal supervision Currant Macintosh and WLidows95 or NT experience required Previous file or library dark experience helpful 15 hours par Newsroom Receptionist FuN-time Receptionist naadad to servo principal customer service representative for newsroom and operations assistant Must hava demonstrated excellent people clerical organizational and phone skills Must be able to work indepandently and handle multiple tasks under Intense deadline pressure Typing duties require 60 wpm with minimal amors Monday-Friday 6am-5pm Benefits Included Inside Classified Sales Representative FuN-time sales representative needed to seN advertising for our ctaseified pegee Includes telephone and walk-in 50 wpm typing apafiing skills computer experience and a pleasant telephone voice Must hava customer service and organizational skids and be able to work under deadlina pressure Previous — ‘n experience preferred Benefits Included with the position Sand resume A cover letter to: Human Resources The Bellingham Herald PO Box 1277 Bellingham WA 98227 The BaHIngham Herald la a division of Gannett Co bw Wo offer a challenging test-paced drug free environment with excellent benefits and advancement opportunities Pra employment drug testing required foraN positions We are an equd opportunity employer BREAKFAST Extra Value Meal buy of classified adJ Special not valid4or htisiiolLtttlp wanted financial real rental ads $5 Bargain Board and announcements Offer expires Dec 31 1998 — Business & Service Directory V s' Miscellaneous 68 Employment SpecteHat to - serve adulte wDev Dise-Mities 20-40 hrawk Resumes: PO Box 28806 B'ham 98228 by 11099 Local Company looking lor oxporioncod Hooktandara Rigging Sllngere Shovel Operators Truck Drivers A Timber Cutters Apply to: Niels en Brothers 100 E Pino SL Bellingham 360-671-9078 LONG HAUL0TR DRIVERS Exp'd driven - Wages DOE Bonus! Call Rick 3 733-6670 Lwllke Pacific Tracking Maintenance Person For Prop Mgmt Co Exp A Must $10 Hr DOE Resume to POB 595 B'Ham I w

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