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Monday, April 18, 2005

$200,000,000
Telecom Tycoon Used International Financial Labyrinth
By David S. Hilzenrath, Page E01
   After building a long-distance phone business in the early days of Washington's telecom frenzy, Walter C. Anderson did something unusual: He all but gave the company away.

Washington Investing
Legg Mason's Miller Presses For Qwest Bid
By Jerry Knight, Page E01
   Other investors may own more MCI stock, but few have as much at stake in the fight for control of MCI Inc. as Baltimore's Legg Mason Inc.

Buzz Gets Louder For Tighter Reins On Lobbyists
By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, Page E01
   Douglas G. Pinkham isn't what you'd call a bomb thrower. He's president of the Public Affairs Council, a largely business-sponsored group that advises companies on how to deal with government.

Biotech Company Bets on Cattle's Future
Beltsville's MetaMorphix Hopes DNA Testing for Tenderness and Taste Will Catch On
By Michael S. Rosenwald, Page E01
   At Cargill Inc.'s feedlots in Kansas and Texas, the cattle move through the chute one by one. They get their vaccines, their wormer. They're checked for lice. Their ears are pierced and tagged.

Nimble Regional Airline Builds on Its Small Size
By Jenalia Moreno, Page E01
    Inside the Manassas headquarters of regional carrier Colgan Air Inc., there are no reservation agents who sell tickets to passengers. The family-owned operation doesn't run an advertising department to devise catchy slogans. And the airline doesn't employ celebrity chefs to plan meals for its flights.

$20
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    The price on eBay last week for an official program for the Washington Nationals' season opener

Safeway, Wegmans Escalate Supermarket War
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    The region's red-hot grocery market is about to get even more competitive, with Safeway introducing a marketing campaign and Wegmans Food Markets proposing to build its third store in the area.

Monday Morning
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    Socially Conscious Debate Over Coffee at American U.
At a boisterous rally at American University on Friday, there were chants for fairness, handmade signs appealing for social justice and speeches demanding accountability.

New Home Construction Slowing Down
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    The pace of local home building may be slowing, despite the sizzling market. But is that the doing of cautious home builders or reluctant local governments?

DID YOU HEAR? . . .
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    "We need to expand in the Washington region and have a much broader network for consumers there."

From the Ground Up
Bethesda Community Is Hot Property
By Dana Hedgpeth, Page E03
    Developers can't help but covet the 50 houses tucked behind the stores and restaurants of Bethesda Row in downtown Bethesda.

CONTRACTS AWARDED
By Judith Mbuya, Page E04
    McNeil Technologies Inc. of Springfield won a $3.8 million Energy Department contract to support the department's Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution. The office conducts research and development on transmission and distribution system materials, controls, and technologies.

Local Contract
Army Picks Tamsco to Build Iraq Infrastructure
By Doug Beizer, Page E04
   Technical and Management Services Corp. of Calverton is building command and control infrastructure for the multinational forces in Iraq under a new contract with the U.S. Army. The contract has initial funding of $12.2 million, with a ceiling of $279 million over three years, the company said.

The Stock Market Game{+T}{+M} -- Week 9
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    The Stock Market Game is a 10-week simulation of Wall Street trading that has become a popular teaching tool in classrooms for grades 4 through 12. Classes are divided into teams of three to five students that invest a hypothetical $100,000 in common stocks.

FACE TIME: LOCAL TECH EVENTS
By Face Time: Local Tech Events, Page E05
    Tuesday, April 19, Getting Started in the Government Marketplace. Seminar covering key points in getting started in the government marketplace.

McDonald Bradley Inc.
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    Address : 2250 Corporate Park Dr., Suite 500, Herndon, Va. 20171

Start-Up
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    Name: Reality Mobile LLC
Location: Herndon
Funding: The company is self-funded. "We're trying to bootstrap and grow organically," said founder and funder David Rensin, who also was a co-founder of Riverbed Technologies, a...

TECHWORKING: McDonald Bradley Inc.
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   McDonald Bradley Inc. plans to hire about 51 people in the next month. Ken Bartee, president and chief executive, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

Market Movers
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INSIDER TRANSACTIONS
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    AES Corp.
Alice F. Emerson, director, sold 17,348 shares at $16.98 each on April 7 and now holds 17,236.

BANKRUPTCIES
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    These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local clerk of court offices.

CONVENTIONS
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    The following conventions are scheduled to start this week in the Washington area.

Local Stocks
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   The major U.S. stock markets took a tumble last week during news of disappointing earnings, led by International Business Machines Corp., and a negative consumer sentiment report.

Smaller Local Stocks
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APPOINTMENTS
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    Companies
MWW Group of East Rutherford, N.J., named Christopher Bowlin senior vice president, Washington office.

NEW AT THE TOP
Bill Burns
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    Position : President, service assurance for broadband at Spirent Communications Inc., a communications technology company in Rockville that provides hardware and software to test and manage network technologies such as broadband services, Internet phone service, advanced wireless and Web applications.


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