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wsj_0022 (line 13, ant ap):
Crude as they were, these early PCs triggered explosive product development in desktop models for the home and office.

wsj_0044 (line 31, ant vp):
A 50-state study released in September by Friends for Education, an Albuquerque, N.M., school-research group, concluded that "outright cheating by American educators" is "common." The group says standardized achievement test scores are greatly inflated because teachers often "teach the test" as Mrs. Yeargin did, although most are never caught.

wsj_0088 (line 36, ant vpng):
The program-trading issue is heating up on Capitol Hill as it is on Wall Street, and several legislators want to grant the SEC the power to shut off the programs when trading becomes too volatile.

wsj_0089 (line 9, ant vp):
The parishioners of St. Michael and All Angels stop to chat at the church door, as members here always have.

wsj_0112 (line 67, ant vpng):
If President Bush loses at the court, it might be disappointing, as Morrison v.
Olson was for the Reagan administration.

wsj_0137 (line 15, ant vp):
Investors switched trading focus quickly as they did Tuesday, reflecting uncertainty about long-term commitments to any issue or sector, traders said.

wsj_0214 (line 63, ant np):
"I personally don't enjoy seeing players who I remember vividly from their playing days running about and being gallant about their deficiencies," says Roger Angell, New Yorker magazine's resident baseball sage. "I feel people should be allowed to remember players as they were."

wsj_0274 (line 25, ant vped):
While they aren't backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, as Treasury bonds are, it is widely assumed that the government would support them if necessary. (U.S.

wsj_0277 (line 11, ant vpng):
In particular, they criticize the timing, coming as it does on the heels of Sony Corp. 's controversial purchase of Columbia Pictures Entertainment Inc.

wsj_0278 (line 35, ant vp):
Talks between the two sides could unravel, of course, as they have more than once since Sony announced its plans to hire Mr. Guber and Mr. Peters.

wsj_0282 (line 9, ant vp):
More stable industries were to build an economically viable infrastructure for the Moon movement in North America, as they had in Japan and South Korea.

wsj_0286 (line 119, ant vp):
He promises that Nissan will soon establish a holding company overseeing all U.S. operations, just as it's doing in Europe.

wsj_0359 (line 64, ant ap):
As for gold, she notes that it usually rises when the dollar is weak, as it has been lately.

wsj_0381 (line 35, ant vp):
What Ms. Pfeiffer had going for her besides determination -- Ms. Stevens recalled that the actress was up one night until 3 a.m. practicing "My Funny Valentine" -- was an airy alto, a nice breathy quality and intelligence. "When we first started working it was a matter of finding a language we both understood," Ms. Stevens said. "I couldn't talk with her as I would with someone who had a lot of vocal training."

wsj_0387 (line 24, ant vped):
On planes, FAA rules dictate that children two years old and over have their own tickets and be strapped into regular seats, just as adults are.

wsj_0415 (line 31, ant vp):
If Brazil devises an economic strategy allowing it to resume growth and service debt, this could lead it to open up and deregulate its sheltered economy, analysts say, just as Argentinian President Carlos Saul Menem has been doing even though he was elected on a populist platform.

wsj_0423 (line 11, ant vp):
Dark hints would be raised that parts of the administration hope Mr. Gorbachev would fail, just as they were when Vice President Quayle voiced similar sentiments.

wsj_0449 (line 47, ant vpng):
Supporters of index arbitrage haven't been publicly sticking up for the trading strategy, as some did during the post-crash outcry of 1987.

wsj_0515 (line 8, ant pp):
For just as the Arabs were in the 1960s, the farmers of Sidhpur are on the brink of global power and fame.

wsj_0627 (line 19, ant vp):
Wednesday's report from the purchasing agents will be watched to see if the index maintains a level below 50%, as it has for the past couple of months.

wsj_0664 (line 91, ant tv):
He said traders should be on the lookout for how metals producers react to this rally. "I expect to see some selling, but will they kill this one as they have every rally in the recent past" by selling and locking in prices for their production?

wsj_0728 (line 13, ant vp):
If you asked me to select a stock with the highest expected return, I would select a stock with the greatest amount of undiversifiable risk, as I am sure your pros do.

wsj_0742 (line 16, ant vp):
Like others, Mr. Gabelli says that if futures cause investors to lose confidence in stocks, they will move away from stocks -- as many have already done.

wsj_0765 (line 46, ant vpng):
Rather than scaring off white voters, as many predicted he would, Mr. Dinkins attracted many whites precisely because of his reputation for having a cool head. (Keeping cool is a Dinkins priority: On humid days this summer, he was known to change his double-breasted suits as many as four times a day.)

wsj_0765 (line 55, ant vped):
Mr. Dinkins also has failed to allay Jewish voters' fears about his association with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, despite the fact that few local non-Jewish politicians have been as vocal for Jewish causes in the past 20 years as Mr. Dinkins has.

wsj_0765 (line 109, ant vp):
If she remains influential with Mr. Dinkins, as some suggest she will, his mayoralty may take on a more anti-development flavor.

wsj_0790 (line 38, ant vped):
By 1961, Mr. Mahfouz's idealism had vanished or become twisted, as it has in Said.

wsj_0842 (line 6, ant vp):
Goodwill planned to sell the property and pocket the proceeds, as it had in many similar cases.

wsj_0883 (line 17, ant vp):
Neil Kinnock, Labor Party leader, dubbed the 46-year-old Mr. Major a "lap dog" unlikely to veer from his boss's strongly held views, as Mr. Lawson sometimes did.

wsj_0937 (line 22, ant vp):
All of which has enabled those of us in Washington who enjoy wallowing in such things to go into high public dudgeon, as Mr. Apple and I did the other night on ABC's "Nightline." Punching away, we raised what I still think were all the right issues and landed more than one hard blow, but at the end of the affair, there was just the tiniest nagging worry that we had been aiming at the wrong target.

wsj_0946 (line 35, ant vp):
The local government is discredited in the eyes of many residents for a variety of reasons, and congressmen read the same newspapers and watch the same TV newscasts as other people in the area do.

wsj_0985 (line 8, ant vp):
By contrast, in 19th-century Russia an authoritarian government owned the bank and had the power to revoke payment whenever it chose, much as it would in today's Soviet Union.

wsj_1052 (line 38, ant vp):
TW notes, as many junk issuers do, that "adjusted to eliminate non-cash charges" TW would have run a cash surplus -- in this case, of $56 million over six months.

wsj_1099 (line 111, ant vp):
USX, he noted, was formed 88 years ago, "by in effect buying out a bunch of other companies. . . . People got rich through takeovers in those days, as they do today."

wsj_1135 (line 19, ant vpng):
Instead of proposing a complete elimination of farm subsidies, as the earlier U.S. proposal did, the new package calls for the elimination of only the most tradedistorting ones.

wsj_1141 (line 15, ant vp):
By not choosing one of these options, Israelis will condemn themselves, as the Maronites did, to perpetual war with the Muslims in their midst, and so to the internal erosion of their state.

wsj_1146 (line 72, ant vp):
Try as they might, the Communists could neither replace nor break him.

wsj_1203 (line 57, ant vp):
Ms. Raptopoulos thought yesterday's price action reflected weakness in the stock market and the dollar. "Gold still acts as a haven when uncertainty prevails in the financial markets as it did" yesterday, she said.

wsj_1274 (line 51, ant vp):
Some bourbon makers advertise abroad as they do at home.

wsj_1283 (line 11, ant vp):
The quarter net was below analyst expectations mainly because truck-parts sales didn't rebound in September from the summer doldrums as they usually do, said Patrick E. Sheridan, analyst with McDonald & Co. Mr. Sheridan, who had been expecting quarter profit of about $1.25 a share, says he is reducing his estimate for the year to the area of $5.70 a share, from his previous estimate of $6.10.

wsj_1302 (line 58, ant vpng):
Thus, he asserts, Lloyd's can't react quickly to competition. "Lloyd's has lost control of the situation," he says. "They aren't controlling their destiny like they used to."

wsj_1391 (line 17, ant vp):
China might stave off a crisis if it acts as forcefully as it did to arrest the 1985 decline, when Beijing slammed the brakes on foreign-exchange spending and devalued the currency.

wsj_1453 (line 58, ant vp):
But when the dollar rises against major foreign currencies, as it did for much of this year, the dollar value of these funds declines.

wsj_1461 (line 15, ant vp):
Comsat Video, which distributes pay-per-view programs to hotel rooms, plans to add Nuggets games to their offerings, as Mr. Turner did successfully with his Atlanta Hawks and Braves sports teams.

wsj_1474 (line 20, ant vpng):
General Electric Co. recently sold off its interests in liquid-crystal displays to Thompson-CSF of France. "We found the market not developing as we thought it would," a GE spokesman says.

wsj_1474 (line 33, ant vp):
But Peter Brody, Magnascreen's president, says Japanese companies are poised to snatch the technology and put it to commercial use, just as they did with earlier U.S. innovations in color television and video recording.

wsj_1490 (line 9, ant vp):
The arbs may recoup some of their paper losses if the UAL deal gets patched up again, as they did in 1982 when Occidental Petroleum Co. rescued them with a $4 billion takeover of Cities Service.

wsj_1502 (line 19, ant vp):
"Shippers are saying `the party's over, '" said Mr. LaLonde. "Shippers won't be able to look for transportation-cost savings as they have for the last eight or nine years.

wsj_1634 (line 128, ant ap):
Moreover, the old contract was about to expire, and the lineup of Guber Peters pictures for Warner wasn't as strong as it is now.

wsj_1698 (line 27, ant vp):
The Members could still try to serve their constituents with special-interest goodies, but the police (in the form of a President) would be there with a straitjacket if they really get crazy, as they do now.

wsj_1677 (line 69, ant vp):
A daily news briefing from the company librarian, for example, would have a distinctive format on the screen, just as a paper version would have.

wsj_1695 (line 64, ant vp):
Moreover, ticket splitting appears to take the same peculiar pattern at the state government level as it does at the federal level.

wsj_1760 (line 72, ant vp):
Try as they might, they just can't conceive of life without black workers.

wsj_1903 (line 23, ant vp):
I feel about Sassy like I did about Working Woman 10 years ago." Mr. Lang took on Ms. and Sassy with the acquisition of Matilda Publications Inc. by his newly formed Lang Communications.

wsj_1939 (line 25, ant vp):
The stock market reacted as Mr. Rahn did, crumbling as it absorbed the news that Mr. Darman's strategy had been abandoned.

wsj_2032 (line 12, ant vp):
He insisted, as he has before, that creditors would be paid in full under the plan.

wsj_2053 (line 12, ant np):
It isn't surprising that President Bush hasn't led a crusade to pump up the Contras or SDI. Though he nominally supports both programs, Mr. Bush hasn't been a passionate champion of either cause, as Mr. Reagan was.

wsj_2053 (line 36, ant vped):
And while the defense secretary is speaking out, President Bush himself hasn't launched any high-visibility campaign to drum up support, as President Reagan did.

wsj_2109 (line 32, ant vpng):
Another sticking point for advertisers was National Geographic's tradition of lumping its ads together, usually at the beginning or end of the magazine, rather than spreading ads out among its articles, as most magazines do.

wsj_2112 (line 81, ant vp):
Then the whole thing will start to collapse, just as it did in the 1970s, and the ghosts and banshees will be howling through the place turning people's hair white.

wsj_2142 (line 19, ant vp):
And any strong surge in redemptions could force some funds to dump stocks to raise cash, as some did during Black Monday.

wsj_2198 (line 42, ant vped):
The past two trading days, while painful, haven't been as disastrous for the arbs as the October 1987 market crash because takeover-related stocks haven't dropped as sharply as they did two years ago, and traders aren't as deeply in debt as they were then.

wsj_2201 (line 6, ant vpng):
Their mission is to keep clients from fleeing the market, as individual investors did in droves after the crash in October

wsj_2282 (line 33, ant vp):
When he came to Applied, "I didn't have the power to execute as I do today," he says.

wsj_2285 (line 9, ant vp):
Because the markets remained relatively calm, however, the Fed didn't have to inject massive amounts of money into the banking system, as it did in October 1987.

wsj_2286 (line 27, ant vp):
Enough inflation can ultimately even wipe out the bond market, as it did in Britain in the 1970s, thereby crippling the economy.

wsj_2289 (line 78, ant vp):
The bank was in touch with other major central banks over the weekend and was preparing to make capital available to dealers if needed, as it did in the 1987 crash, according to people familiar with the bank's strategy.

wsj_2293 (line 16, ant vpng):
The reasons include the obvious differences in the market between this fall and 1987: Interest rates haven't been rising this time, as they were in 1987; the dollar, though hit Friday, hasn't been eroding dangerously; the economy isn't overheating; and, above all, stocks are far from being as wildly overpriced: They are selling at only about 13 times per-share earnings, compared with about 20 two years ago.

wsj_2296 (line 31, ant vp):
If foreigners dump U.S. stocks and return to the safety of their home markets -- as they did in October 1987 -- they must simultaneously also sell dollars for their own currencies.

wsj_2361 (line 57, ant vp):
Since production costs were guaranteed, it didn't matter that a program couldn't be sold abroad or put into syndication, as most American programs are.

wsj_2369 (line 33, ant vp):
As Elizabeth Kristol wrote in the New York Times just before the Mason donnybrook, "Perhaps intolerance would not boil over with such intensity if honest differences were allowed to simmer." The question is, if group conflicts still exist (as undeniably they do), and if Mr. Mason's type of ethnic humor is passe, then what other means do we have for letting off steam?

wsj_2413 (line 5, ant vp):
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was on the telephones, making it clear to officials in the U.S. and abroad that the Fed was prepared to inject massive amounts of money into the banking system, as it did in October 1987, if the action were needed to prevent a financial crisis.

wsj_2455 (line 46, ant vpng):
It's appropriate for U.S. officials to keep hammering for more open trade policies, as U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills did in Seoul last week.

wsj_2495 (line 6, ant vp):
Nor mistake, as he seems to have done, a raw, rough-cut, unretouched, genuine diary, complete with blips, print lice and all the confusions of real time with high-gloss footnoted academic scholarship.