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Questions 1- 2 refer to the following report.

Stereo City's New CEO Alters Reporting Plans

In his first public move as Stereo City Corp.'s new chief executive, Robert Berumen scrapped quarterly chats with industry analysts.

Instead of conducting quarterly conference calls, the company will provide financial results by issuing a“ comprehensive press release.” Industry analyst and television host Donna Nees commented that“ increasingly, companies are abandoning the conference calls with analysts.”

The consumer electronics retailer also said it will communicate details on its progress strictly through quarterly news releases and required government filings.

Stereo City spokesman Greg Lively said that the company would announce second quarter financial results on July 21.


 How will Stereo City release its quarterly reports?

2. Who made the decision to change the way results are reported?

Questions 3- 4 refer to the following letter.

Stereo City's New CEO Alters Reporting Plans

In his first public move as Stereo City Corp.'s new chief executive, Robert Berumen scrapped quarterly chats with industry analysts.


Benjamin Watson Senior Center

120 West Main Street

St. Louis, MO

January 22, 20—

Richards & Leeds Accounting Services

550 2nd Avenue

St. Louis, MO

To our friends at Richards and Leeds Accounting Services,

On behalf of our executive board and all our members I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Benjamin Watson Senior Center.

As you know, the Benjamin Watson Senior Center provides essential services to senior citizens throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area, and is funded entirely through local contributions. Your continued support allows us to continue to fulfill our mission.

Thank you again for your donations throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you at this year's community spaghetti dinner, to be held March 19th at the center.

Best regards,

Anthony Klein, Director

Benjamin Watson Senior Center

3. Why has Anthony Klein written this letter?

4. What is learned about the Benjamin Watson Senior Center?

Questions 5- 7 refer to the following information.
Got Gas?
If you would like to speak to someone about converting your home to Timmler natural gas heat or are interested in natural gas products, call 1-800-GAS-9999, ext. 76. You can also go to or fill out and return this reply card. A representative will contact you within a week.
Name: ________
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Best time to call ________ A.M. ________ P.M.
 I am interested in natural gas for:
___  Heating                        
___  Cooking                   
___  Water heater
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___ Other:
What is the appr oximate age of your furnace or boiler?
___ Less than 10 years
___ More than 10 years Timmler Energy Delivery
* Offers on natural gas heating equipment only available to homeowners in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island where Timmler Energy Delivery gas service is available, and who already use natural gas in their homes but not for heating. Customer is required to pay for the installation of the heating equipment. All programs and incentives are subject to change and some restrictions may apply.
5. Why would someone call 1-800-GAS-9999?

6. What information does the form ask people for?

7. What is a restriction on the offer described in the form?

Questions 8 - 10 refer to the following e-mail

From: Sean Novak

To: All Employees

Date: Monday, March 20

Subject: Visiting Science Reserves Coordinator


Molly Eakins from Science Periodicals Reserves will be setting up shop here in the Business School Library starting January 18, 20--. She will be working here during the duration of the construction of the Interdisciplinary Science Building, which will be going up right next door to us.

Molly will be located in the Business Periodicals Reserves unit and will be available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Many of her afternoons will be spent on the construction site, so she has suggested that people who need to see her might have better luck in the morning. Her telephone and e-mail address will remain the same.

8. What does the e-mail announce?

9. What is learned about the Business School Library?

10. What does the e-mail suggest that people do?

Questions 11 – 13 refer to the following information
    Spelling Bee Slated for May 20 at Webb High School

The Parents Action Committee on Life Academic Concerns (PAC-LAC) is preparing for its 18th annual spelling bee.

It is open to children in first through seventh grades and will be held at 10:45 A.M. on May 20th in the auditorium at Webb High School, 108 McPherson Avenue. The registration fee is $10 per student.

If you are interested in enrolling a child, you must complete a registration form and return it along with the registration fee (check or money order - please do not send cash) payable to PAC-LAC with a self-addressed, stamped envelope; one registration per envelope.

Forms and information are available by calling Alfred Soler at 717-9087 between 7 P.M. and 9 P.M. Monday through Friday. The registration deadline is Monday, May 15th.

Mail completed forms to PAC-LAC, P.O. Box 27555, Lansing, MI 48910.

Spelling Bee sample word lists, rules, rehearsal dates, and schedule will be mailed upon receipt of the registration fee.

There will be no refunds.

11. What is PAC-LAC?

12. Who is eligible to participate in the Spelling Bee?

13. What will be sent out after the registration fee is paid?

Questions 14 – 16 refer to the following information

The World's Best Telephone Headsets

The Olassen Wireless Telephone Headset represents a revolution in telephone headset design.

Every headset contains two embedded microphones. The first microphone picks up every nuance in your voice before transmission; the second microphone filters out unwanted background noise. The result is an enhanced signal that sounds even better than face-to-face conversation.

This revolutionary microphone technology is further enhanced by a speaker that includes base amplification, so you hear the full voice of the person on the other end of the line.

Find the nearest Olassen retail outlet at, or call 1-888-845-9000.

14. What is a feature of the Olassen Wireless Telephone Headset?

15. What claim is made about the Olassen Wireless Telephone Headset?

16. How can the Olassen Wireless Telephone Headset be purchased?

Questions 17 – 20 refer to the following memorandum


From: Michael Santucci, Senior VP, HR

To: All Slater Systems Employees

Sent: Monday, September 18, 20-- 4:01 P.M.

Subject: Slater Systems Annual Compensation Statement


Fellow employees,

Within the next week, you will be receiving in your home mail a confidential, personalized Compensation Statement from Slater Systems. The feedback we received from employees on these statements last year was very positive and indicated that we should continue to issue these statements on an annual basis.

Your Compensation Statement details the many items that make up your total compensation, including your base salary, the employer-paid portion of your health benefits, the Slater Systems Retirement Plan and the Company's matching contribution to the Slater Systems 401(k) Savings Plan. Please take the time to review your Statement carefully.

Although I am certain that you will find the Compensation Statement helpful, we would like to hear your opinion. Please call or e-mail your local Human Resources department or me with your thoughts or questions.


Michael Santucci

Senior VP, HR

Slater Systems

17. What is learned about Michael Santucci?

18. How will employees receive their Compensation Statements?

19. What can be inferred about the Compensation Statements?

20. What is learned about Slater Systems?

Questions 21 – 24 refer to the following article

Dixie Rose Makes Another Stride in Recovery

The St. Louis Derby winner Dixie Rose had the cast changed on his broken hind leg, his veterinarian said yesterday, and the plates and screws that were inserted three weeks ago appear to be working.

The first cast, which was placed on Dixie Rose's leg after four hours of surgery on May 21, was removed under general anesthesia, the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine's Skroll Center said in a news release.

“His leg looks excellent,” Dr. Debra Gregory said in the release. She added that the incision had healed well and the graft was taking.

Dr. Gregory implanted a plate and 27 screws to help the ankle fuse a day after Dixie Rose fell during the Holloway Stakes race in Charleston, South Carolina.

“All of the implants look unchanged,” Dr. Gregory said.“ The prognosis is good. It's unlikely he will race again, but the leg should recover fully.”

Dixie Rose, a three-year-old colt, remains in the intensive care unit at the hospital in Columbia, MO.

21. What is learned about Dixie Rose?

22. Who is Debra Gregory?

23. How can Dixie Rose's condition be described?

24. What information is NOT mentioned in the article?

Questions 25 – 28 refer to the following letter

Date: November 4, 20-- 2:40:18 PM EST

Subject: [AIE] Your membership ID card will be mailed within the next week


Dear Jack McCarrol,

We are sending you this e-mail message to confirm that your membership ID card/receipt has been printed and will be mailed within the next week. We apologize for delays in processing recently as we upgraded our membership system.

If you would like an electronic copy of your receipt e-mailed to you (in addition to the printed receipt already on its way), please let us know.

If you have any questions about your membership, please contact us at or telephone 703-836-0662 (toll free in the United States: 888-547-2296). Thank you for being part of AIE!


AIE Member Services

Association of Industrial Engineers (AIE)

P.O. Box 7845

Alexandria, Virginia 22314


25. Why has this e-mail been sent?

26. What can be inferred about Jack McCarrol?

27. What information is provided about AIE?

28. What is offered to Jack McCarrol in the email?

Questions 29 – 33 refer to the following article

Circulation at the top 10 newspapers

Average paid weekday circulation of the 10 largest U.S. newspapers for the 6 months ended June 30 and percentage change from the same period a year ago:

Newspaper Circulation % Change

USA Daily 2,272,815 2.09

The Wall Street Report 2,049,786 -1.00

The New York Messenger 1,142,464 0.05

Los Angeles Herald 851,832 -5.40

The Washington News 724,242 -3.77

New York Daily Star 708,477 -3.75

New York Tribune 673,389 0.08

Chicago Chronicle 579,079 1.11

Houston Bulletin 512,888 -4.11

The Phoenix Globe 438,765 3.11


From: Kenneth Behan, Managing Editor, Kelbyville Dispatch

To: Editorial and reporting staff

Date: April 8, 20—

Re: Circulation numbers

Attachments: circulation.doc



I've sent you this clipping from the USA Daily on newspaper circulation to make a point. We have been feeling pressure from above to increase circulation. But this year's numbers are up two percent compared to last year's! That is magnificent when you consider that firstly, our population base here in the Kelbyville area has actually shrunk by four percent in the last year; and secondly, almost none of the major newspapers in the nation are doing as well as we are. So I want to say congratulations to everybody. You are doing terrific, terrific work and I am well aware of it.

Keep it up.

29. What does the table show?

30. Which newspaper showed the largest percentage drop in circulation?

31. How can the circulation of the New York Tribune be described?

32. What does Kenneth Behan imply about his newspaper?

33. What does Mr. Behan point out about his newspaper?

Questions 34 – 38 refer to the following statistic
New Travel Statistics Released

U.S. airline passengers last year arrived late to their destinations and lost their luggage more often than passengers in previous years, yet complained less frequently, according to statistics released last Friday by the U.S. Department of Air Transportation.

According to the department's report, 75 percent of all passenger airplanes last year failed to arrive on time. Airplanes the previous year had a 77 percent on-time arrival rate. Additionally, there were 6.7 reports of lost or damaged baggage for every 1,000 passengers, up from 6.6 reports per 1,000 the previous year. That statistic has risen steadily since 2002.

Among national carriers, Colorado Airlines and SkyClear Air had the lowest rates of mishandled baggage, while Northeast Atlantic and BTB Airlines reported the highest. The report also found that Colorado and Limitless Air had the highest on-time arrival rates, while the lowest were recorded by JetHigh Air and Skyward Air.


Best airports for on-time arrivals:

Percentage of on-time arrivals:

Cincinnati 83.14

Salt Lake City 82.82

Phoenix 80.27

Best airports for on-time departures:

Percentage of on-time departures:

Salt Lake City 85.68

Cincinnati 84.48

San Diego 82.42

Worst airports for on-time arrivals:

Percentage of on-time arrivals:

Newark 62.56

New York City 64.16

Chicago 68.23

Worst airports for on-time departures:

Percentage of on-time departures:

Chicago 68.84

Atlanta 71.61

Newark 71.87

34. What statistic has risen annually since 2002?

35. Which of the following airlines reported the fewest mishandled bags?

36. What is implied about Colorado Air?

37. What was reported as the highest percentage rate for on- time departures?

38. Which airport reported the worst on-time arrival rate?

Questions 39 – 43 refer to the following advertisement


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I think I found the perfect activity for Mr. Mendoza when he's visiting the Honolulu offices next month. Check out this Web site:

This might seem a little extreme, but we all know how much Mr. Mendoza loves the ocean and scuba diving. We bring him scuba diving on every trip he takes out here. But I also know that he's fascinated by sharks. The last time he was in Hawaii he was reading a book about them and would bring them up in conversation every chance he had. So I think this would be perfect for him - something different but something he would enjoy very much.

My brother-in-law went on a shark adventure through Oahu Shark Adventure when my sister and her family came to visit me last summer. He said it was very safe, very well organized, and an experience that he will never forget.

So what do you think? Perhaps we can discuss the idea with the whole team on Thursday. We can find out if we have any volunteers to go on a shark-viewing adventure with Mr. Mendoza - if we're all in agreement that it's a good idea.


39. What information does the advertisement provide?

40. Why has Jung-wha written the note?

41. What can be inferred about Mr. Mendoza?

42. What does Jung-wha suggest doing?

43. In the note, the phrase“ Check out” in paragraph 1, line 2, is closest in meaning to

Questions 44 – 48 refer to the following letter

Staff Profile: Dr. Green

Joseph Green, professor of chemical engineering, is an expert on interfacial processes, particularly on the development and application of x-ray scattering techniques for on-site studies of mineral-fluid interfaces.

Green earned bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as his 1960 Ph.D. in chemical engineering, at the University of Indiana. After four years at the Vivinex Corporation, he joined the faculty of Haverton University in 1963. He left Haverton in 1982 to become senior scientific advisor at Petro Energy Corporate Research Labs, and joined Staunton University's Chemical Engineering Department as professor in 1987.

Green was elected to the U.S. Engineering Council in 1990.

United Chemical Laboratories

1000 Corporate Drive

Lacy, NM 82144

February 10, 20—

Joseph Green, Ph.D.

Chemical Engineering Department

College of Chemistry

Staunton University

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Dear Professor Green,

In light of your renowned research and your contributions in the area of mineral-fluid interfaces, we would like to formally invite you to serve as an Invited Speaker at the upcoming Interfacial Process Symposium, to be held at United Chemical Laboratories, in Lacy, N.M., on May 15.

We hope your lecture will include a discussion of trends and current developments in X-ray scattering technology. We will provide roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodation, roundtrip airport transportation, as well as an honorarium of US $800.

If you are willing to accept our offer, we would appreciate you contacting us before April 1. I also will need your up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a brief abstract of our talk for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Please let us know if you will need to use a computer, overhead projector, or other display technology. We will be happy to arrange for copying any handouts you may have.

Your contribution to this symposium would be of enormous benefit to all the participants.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns and/or suggestions.

Yours sincerely,

Bruce Nagy, Ph.D.

Director of Corporate Research

United Chemical Laboratories

44. What is learned about Dr. Green?

45. What is listed as one of Dr. Green's accomplishments?

46. What is learned about the event that Dr. Green has been invited to attend?

47. Which of the following does Bruce Nagy NOT offer to do for Dr. Green?

48. What does Bruce Nagy ask Dr. Green to do?