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Table of Contents

July/August 1998
Volume 7, Number 7

FEATURES

34 ACS SURVEY: SALARIES' RISE SLOW BUT STEADY
However, unemployment has edged up from a year ago
David M. Kiefer
40 SCIENTIFIC TEMPS GET MORE TRAINING
Immediate productivity is the goal as agencies invest in continuing education
John K. Borchardt
45 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER
Go beyond "job security" by using a few tools for success
Don Andersson

DEPARTMENTS

11 LETTERS
12 UPDATE
17 COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY
Rev up your search engines
Terrance A. Rooney
21 LAB PRODUCTS NOTEBOOK
Using gas generators
Peak Scientific Instruments Ltd.
25 KEEPING UP
27 CHEMISTS AT WORK
Moving from plant to classroom
Peter R. Witt
49 REGULATIONS AND YOU
Monitoring biosolids: The "yuck" factor
Laura Conrad
53 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Trevor's e-mail bag
Trevor Smith
57 PERSONAL BUSINESS
Watch out for the alternative minimum tax
Dickinson J. Miller
61 THE WAY WE WERE
More on chemistry's colonial roots
David M. Kiefer
64 PROFILES IN CHEMISTRY
How a "C" lab student helped create AA
Randall Frey
67 NEW PRODUCTS
76 COMMENT
Chemical humor
James F. Ryan