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Lights expected to stay on

Experts have warned for years that many computers originally programmed to recognize only the last two digits of a year will fail on January 1, 2000, when machines will assume it is 1900.

Local banks say there's no reason to fear

One of the biggest fears surrounding the Y2K conversion is that when the new century rolls around, money in checking, savings and other bank accounts will be wiped out because of computer glitches.

Is your PC safe? How to find out

Year 2K is approaching fast. Are you ready? There has been so much hype that it is hard to separate the fact from the fiction. We run so hard to keep up with the Y99, I am not sure we will be all that disappointed if things slow down a little bit January 1, 2000.

A pro at disaster, Newman's not worried about Y2K

As director of the Paintsville/ Johnson County Emergency Management Agency for over 40 years, Jim Tom Newman has seen his share of emergencies and disasters. Having overseen response plans for fires, floods and blizzards, Newman says he's not going to let something like the Y2K scare get him overly excited.

Scheduling is major worry for airlines

The greatest concern in transportation as it regards Y2K is apparently in air travel. The uncertainty of whether or not computers will function properly as the final seconds of 1999 tick away has many would-be travelers a little antsy.

Citizens says your money is safe with them

You've heard about it. You've read about it. You may have even had nightmares about it. But you still may not know the truth about it -- the Y2K scare.

On the lighter side: Y2K roadkill menu

Worried about feeding the family should the Y2K bug run amok? Well, you may have to digress a bit to the hunter/gatherer mode, but you shouldn't have to look too far for sustenance. As a matter of fact, you may not have to look any farther than your own driveway.


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Apocolypse Y2K? Doomsayers paint millenium catastrophe

It's one of the most frightening feelings anyone has -- you wake up in the middle of the night and the house is cold.

Not the end of the world. Experts say there will be problems, but not a disaster

Predictions concerning the impact of Y2K glitch range from the inconvenient to the apocolyptic. But while no one can be absolutely sure how far-reaching the millennium bug will be, new evidence is starting to give the impression that results will fall somewhere between the two extremes.

What's the big deal?

Perhaps you're a computer novice or don't even own a computer. Maybe you're a seasoned computer professional who just doesn't get all the hype. Or perhaps you've heard all about Y2K and can't understand why there's such a fuss about the change from 1999 to 2000. In any case, you're probably asking yourself the same question millions of others are --what's the big deal anyway?

Checklist for Y2K and other disasters

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. And when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond.

How bad, how long, how likely?

The discussion (controversy?) surrounding Y2K preparedness lies not in any argument about how many cans of soup per person per day, but in how many days we should prepare for, if any? What depth of self reliance is called for, if any? What threats to safety, if any, will Y2K disruptions impose on us?

Hope, not fear, marked the end the last century

Although the arrival of the new millennium has the general public preparing for the worst, the doomsayers were nearly obsolete as people anticipated a much brighter future when the 1900s rolled around.

Necessity of Y2K spurs invention in local man

With a Johnson County man's invention, customers of a Hager Hill gas company and its affiliates across the nation will have one less thing to worry about when Y2K rolls around.

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