Graduate student Madhusudhan Govindaraju watches the Olympics without a television. He wants to see the event which happens once in four years instantly. "I check out the results on the Web, as I believe in finding out results live," he said.
This week, investors might start bargain hunting, picking up stocks that have declined six in value. But the market is approaching a time when companies report they will be unable to meet their expected earnings. Investors fear rising energy costs and a weak Euro will have a negative impact on companies.
As U.S. Internet advertising revenue dropped 7.6 percent to $1.41 billion in August, some might worry about the continuing economic prosperity of "dot-com" businesses in the current climate. But others speculate that it is just another reminder that no corporation, online or otherwise, is invincible.
SPEA research scientist Stephanie Buehler is one of a few women in her field. She said because of that, she gets more funding and guidance in her work.
By listening to Lt. Col. Walter Pollard of the IU Military Science Department, one is apt to find a statement echoed by many armed forces personnel and statistics. "There had been a decline in the number of recruits in the past five years, but then we've been on the upswing," Pollard said.
A Buddhist monk living at the Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington, Geshe Jimpa Sonam feels unsettled. Today's concluding peace summit that has excluded the Dalai Lama reminds him of the political tensions between China and Tibet. The Millennium World Peace Summit includes dignitaries from the Vatican, Moslem World League and the World Jewish Community. The summit's goals are to use religion as a roadway to peace.
The estate tax bill impacts a small percentage of people, but John Hostetler (R-8th) said it's enough to hurt Indiana farmers and small business owners. Hostetler is calling on President Bill Clinton to accept rather than veto the bill, which would eliminate estate taxes ' laws that require heirs to pay taxes on their inheritance. The Republican Party sent the bill to Clinton Wednesday. Clinton promised to veto the measure.