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Approximately 30 percent of the 2003 net income reductions are expected to impact the Company's continuing operations, with the remaining approximately 70 percent impacting discontinued operations (compared to the previously announced estimate of an approximately equal impact to continuing operations and discontinued operations);
Associate Professor in the Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, in a paper entitled, "Environmental Consequences of Impact Cratering Events as a Function of Ambient Conditions on Earth," contends that while the size of the impacting object and the energy of the blast are important in determining the outcome of the impact event, the environmental conditions and type of ecosystems in existence at the time of the impact may play an equally important role.