Saturday, May 25, 2002

Predicting the future seems to the "in" thing to do for last week.
here's section i call
"Through the force, things you will see. Other places. The future..."**
1) private bus insurance increases 6 folds.
2) people are unhappy, especially parents who depend on these buses to send their kids to school.
3) our nation's favourite, people choice, knight in shinning armour, supermarket-cab-insurance-carrental-healthcare-dentalcare-foodcourt-holidayclub-media-homes-thrift labour union steps in as "deeply committed to keeping prices down on essential products and services".
4) tada. add bus-operator to the list.

**Disclaimer: Some of the information presented in the pages of this presentation constitutes forward-looking comments within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Albemarle Corporation believes its expections are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from its expectations. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, without limitation, the timing of orders received from customers, the gain or loss of significant customers, competition from other manufacturers, changes in demand for the Company's products, increases in the cost of the product, changes in the market in general, fluctuations in foreign currencies and significant changes in new product introduction resulting in an increase in capital project requests and approvals leading to capital spending.


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