Galveston Daily News, October 29, 2003, Page 6

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October 29, 2003

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - October 29, 2003, Galveston, Texas A6 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29 2003 GALVESTON B U SINE S S Dow Away Tmxtoy Octobtf JUL Daily AUG Daily cAChg SEP Dally High OCT Dally Low stock market Indexes 52Week High Low YTO Name Last Chg Chq 12mo ChQ Dow Industrials Dow Transportation Dow Utilities NYSE Composite Amex Market Value Nasdaq Composite Russell 2000 WilshireSOOQ PERSONAL FINANCE stock exchange highlights nyse a max nasdaq GAINERS OR S2 OR OR MORE Name Last Chg Last Chg Last Chg Chg Teradyn MEMO McMoRn RJReyn ABB Lid CfiinaUni Embratlrs Zarlinkg TaiwSenii NamTais nterphrm Immtchn CollPacwt Sunair USDiawkrs BritATob NevGCas DeitaFnn MLamat04 PrmsKn AnlySur Intelligr DHechCo eGainCmrs ViryaNet SykesEn INTACn ChipMOS LOSERS OR OR OR KOBE Name Last Chg Last Chg Last Chg Chg Rat pi KingPhrm SonfcAut LJtlliaMot OxIordHIt HorMan Glusaolirs AlarisMed Willbros ChiYuc AMCON AquaCelt SunLink PinnclDt BlondT IncOpR 90 Cheniere Hasting Wellco McrThrp PrSeTch SyntroCpn 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families looking for a spooktacular time without the ghoulish cost should consider these money saving ideas Develop a spending plan Before you rush out to load up on Halloween goodies make a shopping list and stick to it Include everything candy cos tumes makeup decora tions pumpkins carving knives greeting cards and stamps Shop resale Combing the racks ofa resale shop can uncover a trove of finds for an 80s rock star pirate hippie or gypsy costume Buy candy in bulk Hal loween is the biggest candy selling holiday of the year for a reason Split a large bag of candy with a friend or family member Buy generic candy use coupons Rudy Cavazosjr ECONOMY Shopping at islandowned businesses reduces taxes Earlier this month the Galveston Chamber of Commerce kicked off its Shop Local campaign for Galveston Island In addition to urging everyone to embrace this campaign I would also like to enhance this effort by adding buy local and sell local to the con cept The more we receive in local pur chasing the bigger Johnny Smecca Guest column the economic ttenefit to everyone on the island Local buying of groceries office supplies clothing and other items directly impacts our retailers and shop owners In addition local buying of legal services em ployment services and other serviceprofessional services also results in direct eco nomic impact for our com munity With this in mind I would also like to challenge the Galveston businesses to em brace the sell local mindset of recognizing Galvestonians who buy and shop locally As important as it is for us to buy locally and to require new investors to the island to use as many local ven dorssuppliers as possible I also think that the residents of Galveston who make this the greatest city in the world also deserve recog nition for the contributions that they make 12 months out of the year every year We Galvestonians know that spending our paychecks on the island helps to Report Southwest Airlines to begin service in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA AP City officials were to an nounce Tuesday that South west Airlines the largest dis count air carrier in the na tion plans to begin service in Philadelphia starting in May Southwest chairman Herb Kelleher is scheduled to an nounce the companys plans on Tuesday at a news confer ence at the airport The Philadelphia Inquirer re ported The airline declined to comment on the deal Southwest plans to initially offer about 40 flights a day and occupy four gates at the end of a terminal previously leased to American Airlines which gave up the rights to the gates last year Airport officials said the airlines routes to and from Philadelphia would likely be disclosed in December strengthen the local economy but did you know that shopping on the island also helps to reduce our property taxes Thats right For every dollar spent in Galveston the city is paid sales tax in come that is funneled into the citys general fund and enables the city to offset the property tax rate by a half cent State law allows the city to receive in sales tax revenue onehalf cent to offset prop erty taxes Annually this accounts for over mil lion Sales tax revenue offsets almost 15 cents per valuation in the property tax for the 2004 fiscal year and represents more than million a year almost 10 percent of the citys general fund budget For a taxpayer with a house that represents a annual tax savings Every time you make a purchase on the island whether its a meal a garden hose or a car you are helping to lower your prop erty taxes Galvestons economy is growing You have more choices for products on the island today than any time in the recent past Professional services are available in abundance and our opportunities to support the local economy are limit less Please consider shop ping buying and selling lo cally the next time you are considering a purchase deci sion Johnny Smecca is past chairman on the Galveslon Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is a Galveston city councilman He also is a Galve ston business owner DlLBERT EVIL DIRECTOR THE COMPANY LOILL PROVIDE FREE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING ON TUESDAY AT THE SANE TIfAE LJERE PROVIDING FREE BACON AND CHEESE HOAGIES ACROSS THE HALL ITS YOUR CHOICE I HATE HIM BUT I ALSO LOVE HIM on name brands and shop your local drug store for great deals Check your closet and make your own costumes Pull out your Hawaiian shirt fanny pack camera sunglasses suitcase and several maps to create the ultimate tourist With a bed sheet plastic crown and a torch made from paper gro cery sacks anyone at your house can be the Statue of Liberty Design your own deco rations Turn your yard into a cemetery by cutting heavy cardboard into tombstones and writing creative epi taphs on them Make a scarecrow by stuffing an old pair of pants and a shirt with balled up newspaper or autumn leaves and top him off with a pumpkin head It is easy to forget how close Halloween is to the holiday season kick off Plan ahead this year and pay with cash whenever possible Adding to your credit balance can cause you a real scare when the bills arrive Rudy Cavazos Jr is director of corporate and media rela tions with the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Gulf Coast Area To make an ap pointment call 800 8732227 or visit the Web site at BUSINESS IN BRIEF GALVESTON American National reports increase in third quarter earnings Islandbased American National Insurance Co saw a 39 percent increase in earnings for the third quarter even as storms in Missouri Tennessee and Texas caused a record number of catastrophe level claims say company offi cials American National posted million in net income or per share on rev enue of million com pared with million or per share on revenue of million for the same period last year Net income is the amount left after a company pays taxes Americans National posted third quarter oper ating earnings of mil lion or per share compared with mil lion or per share for the same period the year before marking a per cent increase Operating earnings reflect aftertax profits from an insurers main lines of business which is what interests in dustry analysts more than net income HOUSTON Landrys Restaurants earnings hit record levels in quarter Landrys Restaurants Inc Tuesday said its third quarter earnings rose by 17 percent as sales rose at its seafood restaurants The Houstonbased restaurant company said thirdquarter earnings were million or 65 cents a share on revenue of million compared with earnings of million or 55 cents a share on rev enue of million last year Analysts were expecting third quarter earnings of 63 cents a share on revenue of million according to Thomson First Call Landrys operates 286 restaurants under the names Joes Crab Shack Landrys Seafood House the Crab House Charleys Crab Chart House the Rainforest Cafe and Salt grass Steak House From staff and wire reports k Hillman Marine Inc Supplies Hardware On Dickinson Bayou at 10721 Hillman Dr CALLING ALL COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN Fishing Gear We Have It Baskets Crab Tongs Hooks Rings Floats Culling Rakes Shrimp Rakes Dip Nets Twine Mud Rollers More 2813391546 The Best Food in Galveston For The Best Prices These Hems can be Fried Grilled or Blackened Fresh Water Catfish Fresh Crawfish Frog Red Chicken Breast Top Your Grilled Fish Crawfish and Shrimp in a White Butter Sauce Golden Cajun Sauce Topped with 6 Sauteed Shrimp Fresh Vegetables Sauteed in Garlic and Olive OH Shrimp Crawfish and Mushrooms Sauteed In Garlic and Olive Oil PASTA MENU Pick Sauce Alfredo Souce Tomato Roasted GarSc Sauce Butter Mushroom Scampi Sauce Pick any Iwo Ingredtenti Crawfish Shrimp Chicken Andouelle Sausage All posta dishes are served over Fettuclne ond comes with a Fresh Garden Salad and French Bread tt FAMOUS FOR ALL YOU CAN EAT PLATTERS No Rate Sharing No Doggie Bags Create Your Own matter Any 4 boiled shrimp catfish stuffed shrimp red snapper stuffed crab frog legs gulf shrimp barbque crab whole baby catfish mud puppies clams oysters chicken 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