BUSINESS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2003
It still spends just like green
A new, colorful $20 bill designed to thwart counterfeiters makes its debut today in Cincinnati and across the nation.

Ballpark passed inclusion goal
The Great American Ball Park produced a winning team in its first season despite the Cincinnati Reds' lackluster performance. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say a winning team produced the ballpark.

City, eatery swapping land
Owners of the Montgomery Inn restaurant group plan to double the size of the Montgomery Inn Banquet Center and build a parking garage as part of a riverfront development that could include shops and a hotel.

Biscuit company cutting its staff
Shur-Good Biscuit Co., Oakley-based cookie and cracker distributor, has told state officials it will eliminate 107 full- and part-time employees by the end of November.

Morning memo
Hot tips & news to start your business day.

What's the buzz?
A proposed sale of Alliance Laboratory Services - believed to be the second-largest nonprofit medical laboratory in the country - has about 500 people wondering what might happen to their jobs.

Business Meetings This Week
Announcements of meetings and seminars, and instructions for listing your event.

Making it
Promotions & new on the job.

Tipsheet improved
The Cincinnati Enquirer's free daily e-mail business briefing is even easier to receive. How do you get it? Click here to register.

Test is over: Delta to eliminate free food, but will sell it
After nearly three months of testing, Delta Air Lines will announce today that its in-flight food-for-sale program is becoming permanent.
Cold Stone Creamery dishing it up big time in coming year
Cold Stone Creamery, an Arizona-based "super-premium" ice cream franchiser with six locations in Greater Cincinnati, plans to open 10 new franchises in the area next year.
Machine tooler has China deal
Cincinnati Lamb, Unova Inc.'s machine-tool business created by the consolidation of Cincinnati Machine and Lamb Technicon, has signed an alliance with China's largest machine-tool builder.
Wal-Mart plans to build 'supercenter' in Milford
MILFORD - Ohio 28 could be home to a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in 2005.
Thriftway parent has plunging profit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Supermarket chain Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., parent of Cincinnati's Thriftway supermarkets, reported a 96 percent drop in profit during the fiscal first quarter, citing increased promotional costs.
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SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's business stories)
Pumpkins good, but not bountiful
Wet weather hasn't been kind to the Tristate's pumpkin growers, leaving them fighting diseases spurred by a soggy summer after fighting soggy fields when planting in the spring.
Tips for buying and using pumpkins

Humvees press keeps armor firm all abuzz
FAIRFIELD - Military demand for armored Humvees has business at O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt armoring company humming.

Stock Market Game offers real fun, fake funds
Hundreds of students will try their hand at investing a mock $100,000. Non-students can, too, through the Enquirer-sponsored adult division.

Special Report: P&G's Russian Frontier
In a three-day series, The Enquirer's Cliff Peale reports from Russia on Procter & Gamble's manufucturing and marketing drive there and the implications for Greater Cincinnati.
SUNDAY STORIES:
Booming market bears potential and challenge
It's not like Kroger: 'Stores' make selling a challenge
New economy holds instability and risk
Overseas sales have big impact back home
MONDAY STORIES:
Making cleaning products, two worlds meet
Q&A: Former dancer takes giant leap
TUESDAY STORIES:
Europe teaches lessons about style
Vanity products are a gamble for Procter

THE GREATER CINCINNATI 100
Top private firms saw recession
Even before the recession hit in March 2001, Greater Cincinnati's largest private businesses saw the tough times coming.

Drees Co. grabs top ranking in the 100
The Drees Co. earned the top spot in this year's Greater Cincinnati 100, but company officials say that the home builder is even bigger now.

Vehicle dealers showed the way
The tech bubble burst, the U.S. economy slumped, and consumers ducked for cover from terrorists.
These 100 show best of can-do spirit
Health care costs bite deep
Accountable to themselves
Habegger posts 50th profit in 50th year
Builder moves up - for now
Floturn flourishes as others fall
Sumerel service adds to revenue
Companies: Outlook for economy is grim
Everclear emerges as true up-and-comer

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Erpenbeck archive
A. William Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.