NOT FOR SALE

News flashes: Albertson's to buy American Stores Co. for $11.7 billion, Ahold to buy Giant Food for $2.6 billion and, looking outside our industry, British Petroleum to buy Amoco for $48.2 billion in the largest-ever industrial merger.Where will it all end? Only the equity markets know and they seem to be changing fast. But here's another side of the same question: Is anything not for sale?It seems

News flashes: Albertson's to buy American Stores Co. for $11.7 billion, Ahold to buy Giant Food for $2.6 billion and, looking outside our industry, British Petroleum to buy Amoco for $48.2 billion in the largest-ever industrial merger.

Where will it all end? Only the equity markets know and they seem to be changing fast. But here's another side of the same question: Is anything not for sale?

It seems there is something. Take a look at Page 1 and you'll see a news feature about

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