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August 2002
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Good News, Bad News (310 KB PDF)
Chemists´ salaries thrived while unemployment hit a record level, the ACS Salary Survey finds.
John K. Borchardt and Randall Frey
Materials Witness (229 KB PDF)
Analytical typing of DNA can identify a victim or point toward a villain from thesmallestfragments of a life.
Mark S. Lesney

For Openers
Best and Worst of Times (52 KB PDF)
James F. Ryan

Letters (64 KB PDF)
Feedback from our readers

Update (96 KB PDF)
SciTECH Briefs and Business Bits

Computers in Chemistry
Too Many LIMS?
(85 KB PDF)
Laboratory information management systems are reaching toward different uses, trying to be more things to more people.
Michael J. Felton

Instruments & Applications
Sleuthing the Laundry
(105 KB PDF)
Microscopic analysis and techniques from the forensics lab reveal what your detergent leaves behind.
Gerard van Dalen

Product Information (107 KB PDF)
New products, literature, and websites

The Chemist´s Bookshelf
Atomism Argued
(56 KB PDF)
Gary J. Weisel

Workplace Perspectives
Memo to Managers: Avoid Negligent Hiring
(75 KB PDF)
Recent court rulings have placed the onus on employers to prevent trouble.
Milton Zall

Chemistry Chronicles
The Poets of Chemistry
(82 KB PDF)
How the scientific musings of the writer Goethe led to basic concepts of catalysis and the isolation of caffeine.
Randall C. Willis

Lighter Elements (54 KB PDF)
Humorous tales from readers and other sources . . . plus a cartoon.

Crossword Puzzle (43 KB PDF)
Workers of the World …
Mark S. Lesney

Crossword Puzzle Solution

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