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Thursday, July 13, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 194
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BASS PRO SHOULD REEL IN SHOPPERS
        In the former Parisian wing of Forest Fair Mall, the ringing of jackhammers replaces cash registers, as the giant mall transforms into a center of destination stores and value merchants.
Mall owner buying other properties

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Business Headlines for  Thursday, July 13, 2000

Bass Pro should reel in shoppers
        In the former Parisian wing of Forest Fair Mall, the ringing of jackhammers replaces cash registers, as the giant mall transforms into a center of destination stores and value merchants.

Mall owner buying other properties
        The parent of Forest Fair Mall, in a bid to expand its retail portfolio, has acquired eight retail properties from its Columbus-based leasing agent, including one in Newport.

Merger talk turns to Delta
        The proposed merger between American and Northwest airlines could ease the way toward an eventual coupling of Delta Air Lines and Continental Airlines.

Robes, hoops, money
        Racing around in a bathrobe with a powdered doughnut and toothbrush is actually good for the bottom line. So is jumping through hoops.

Toyota unveils Hebron parts distribution center
        Toyota on Wednesday unfurled its newest investment in Northern Kentucky: its $85 million service parts distribution center in Hebron, west of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

What's the Buzz?
        Greater Cincinnati is losing one of its largest privately held companies but strengthening its ties to the paper industry with Montreal-based Domtar Inc.'s planned acquisition of Ris Paper Co. in Florence.

Tristate Business Summary
        Jeff Wyler Automotive has acquired Monte Zinn Automotive in Springfield, Ohio. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the dealership includes Chevrolet cars and commercial trucks, as well as Toyota, Dodge, Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

Tristate Earnings Reports
        Shares of Cintas Corp. jumped $2 Wednesday to close at $47.25, a day after the Mason uniform supplier reported a 20 percent gain in fourth-quarter earnings, excluding costs of the Unitog Co. acquisition.

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