The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sunday, August 15, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 228
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'NEW' FOREST FAIR MALL
        Forest Fair Mall, the massive retail center that has flirted with failure for 10 years, has hooked its destiny to an outdoorsman chain and a line of value-oriented stores.
Bass Pro Shops bring outdoors into the store
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Business Headlines for  Sunday, August 15, 1999

Hispanic chamber's future uncertain
        Still reveling in its first growth spurt, the 31/2-year-old area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce now faces the threat of stunted development from losing a strong leader.
Hispanic Chamber time line

PUCO faces tough decisions on electric deregulation
        After months of wrangling, Ohio lawmakers have dumped their $11 billion electricity problem into the lap of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), but Chairman Alan Schriber isn't upset.

TIPSHEEET
        When Dr. Thaddeus M. Bort, a Westwood physician, reached into his lab coat pocket this week for a keyboard, he held in his hand technology that might revolutionize how prescriptions are filled in America.

ENTREPRENEURS: Kids learn they can be own bosses
        Don't tell Gail Lynn Williams that a person is born with a vein of entrepreneurship. She and a few others at the Cincinnati Business Incubator hope to show that such initiative can be learned.

SMALL-BUSINESS DIARY
        Numerous federal, state and local government assistance programs for entrepreneurs are so poorly publicized and marketed that prospective entrepreneurs rarely know they exist, according to a study by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Babson College.

PRICIEST HOMES
        Buyer: John W. Uhl, trustee. Seller: Jay J. Uhl. Address: 9985 Lakewood Lane, Indian Hill, 45242. Price: $2,000,000.

GM to market Looney Tunes minivan
        BURBANK, Calif. — Warner Bros. rolled out its latest production this month — and it's coming to a car lot rather than a theater near you.

No brakes on new-car sales
        Hot. That's the best way to describe new vehicle sales, which likely will hit a record this year, surpassing the 16 million cars and trucks sold in 1986.

Mousetrap maker snares sales
        ALBIA, Iowa — Austin Kness had an idea for a better mousetrap back in the 1920s, and he built one.

Time crunch spurs boom in day spas
        THORNWOOD, N.Y. - Call it relaxation on the run. The proliferation of day spas in the 1990s has created the spa equivalent of fast food.

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