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DILBERT, SBJ PAWN. Don't look now (OK, you've undoubtedly already looked at the bottom of the page) but this week's SBJ is strewn with cartoons, or rather multiple strips of the same cartoon. It's "Dilbert," by Scott Adams. Adams' strip has been a favorite in the office for years through books, calendars or the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But daily strips offering the acerbic view of office life (and a universally unkind, if dead-on accurate, depiction of business management) have not been available in Springfield publications. Though we're a weekly publication, we will now present you in one convenient package the daily strips of "Dilbert." Curt Strube, a former member of the SBJ advisory board, perennially suggested adding comics to our editorial content. We're sometimes slow, but

we do listen. This is such a smart

move, surely it wasn't made by management.

MANAGING DUNDERHEAD. In the Sept. 21 "Bidness as Unusual" column by Paul Flemming, he said Diane Rarick's regular feature about news in communities surrounding Springfield would begin this week. What an idiot that Flemming is (see for reference above item concerning middle management). The column was scheduled all along for an Oct. 5 debut. Look for it next week.

WANTED. The Missouri Bankers Association, through the Missouri Bankers Foundation, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and filing of formal charges against the person who robbed Signature Bank's East Sunshine branch Aug. 14. Signature is matching the reward with $2,500 of its own. A release from the bankers' association said people with information should contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "It's important to apprehend this criminal, because there are reasons to believe this may be the person who has committed other robberies in the St. Louis area,

as well as other areas in Missouri

and Kansas," said Max Cook, presi-

dent of the Missouri Bankers Association.

HISTORIC. An information meeting about new Missouri tax code revisions is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at City Hall in the City Council chambers. Ann Perry, of the state's Department of Economic Development, and Mark Miles, with the Department of Natural Resources, will present information about tax credits for rehabilitation of historic properties. A letter from Brendan Griesemer, senior planner for the city, said investment tax credits of 25 percent of the costs of such historic rehabilitation projects are available. Applicable projects are residences listed in the National Register or located within a National Register district. The meeting will cover such things as what qualified expenses are, a comparison of state and federal programs, and a walk-through of the application process. More information is available from Griesemer at 864-1695.

SLICE OF NICE. A day-long conference, Family Violence: Facing the Problem Finding the Solutions, is set for Oct. 6. The event is sponsored by the city, Conco Companies, Greene County Medical Society Alliance, Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and Ozarks Fighting Back. Featured speakers are Bonnie Camp-bell, director of the Violence Against Women Office in the U.S. Depart-

ment of Justice; Jim Hardeman, executive director of Workplace & Intervention Strategies; and Angela Hirsch, of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Carrier will also present a portion of the agenda on becoming a part of the solution. The cost is $15 and includes a conference packet, lunch and a video. More information is available by calling Maura Taylor at 887-7927 or Melissa Haddow at 888-2020.

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