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*Contents*

**G. Grätzer,
** Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MN R3T 2N2,
Canada (gratzer@cc.umanitoba.ca) and ** E.T. Schmidt,
** Mathematical Institute of the Technical University of Budapest, Müegyetem
RKP. 3, H-1521 Budapest, Hungary (schmidt@math.bme.hu).

* Congruence-preserving
extensions of finite lattices to semimodular lattices ,
* pp. 1-9.

ABSTRACT.
We prove that every finite lattice has a congruence-preserving extension to a
finite semimodular lattice.

**H. Pat Goeters, **Department of Mathematics, Auburn University, Auburn,
AL 36849-5310, (goetehp@mail.auburn.edu).

* Locally Strongly Homogeneous
Rings and Modules,* pp. 11-33.

ABSTRACT.
An important class of torsion-free abelian groups of finite rank is the class of *
strongly homogeneous groups*. These groups are the torsion-free analogue of
Kaplansky's transitive and fully transitive groups.

New developments and variations of the strong homogeneity condition are
given.

**Heath, Jo, ** Department of Mathematics, Auburn University, Auburn,
Albama, 36844 (heathjw@mail.auburn.edu)
and **Van C. Nall, **Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 23173
(vnall@richmond.edu).

* Locally 1-to-1 Maps and 2-to-1
Retractions ,
* pp. 35-44.

ABSTRACT. This paper considers the question of which
continua are 2-to-1 retracts of continua.

**M. Bonanzinga ,
** Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Messina, Contrada Papardo, Salita
Sperone, 98166 Messina, Italy ( milena@dipmat.unime.it ) and **M. V. Matveev, **
Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616,
U.S.A. (misha@matveev.hotmail.com).

*
Products of star-Lindelöf and related spaces ,
* pp. 45-57.

ABSTRACT.
We survey and generalize known results on finite and infinite products of
star-Lindelöf spaces and observe that non-trivial infinite box products are
never linked-Lindelöf.

**A.M. Mohamad,** Department of Mathematics, The University of Auckland,
Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand (mohamad@math.auckland.ac.nz).

* Some Results on Quasi--sigma
and theta Spaces ,
* pp. 59-65.

ABSTRACT. In this paper we show that a quasi-G*_{δ}-diagonal
plays a central role in metrizability.

**E. Santillan Zeron,
** Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto, M5S 3G3, Canada
(eduardo@math.toronto.edu).

*
Cancellation Laws in Topological Products ,
* pp. 67-74.

ABSTRACT. Given three spaces *A, B* and * H*
such that *AH* is homeomorphic to
*BH*, when are *A *and *B* homeomorphic? In this paper we answer
positively this old question when *A* and *B *are subsets of the real
line and *H* is connected.

** Adam Bobrowski,
** Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston TX 77204
(adambob@math.uh.edu).

* Notes on the algebraic
version of the Hille--Yosida--Feller--Phillips--Miyadera theorem,
* pp. 75-95.

ABSTRACT. While proving Kisynski's ``algebraic
version'' of the generation theorem, we show that the
Hille--Yosida--Feller--Phillips--Miyadera semigroup can be constructed as a
quotient semigroup of the translation semigroup in a tensor product space. Then
we exhibit some applications of the related characterization of the regularity
space of the resolvent based on Cohen's factorization theorem. These include
``implemented semigroups'', eventually norm continuous semigroups, and
non-continuous semigroups. We also introduce a new formula connecting a
resolvent with the related integrated semigroup and the
Hille--Yosida--Feller--Phillips--Miyadera semigroup. Finally, we prove an
algebraic version of the generation theorem for semigroups with kernels

**Jeffrey Fox,
** Mathematics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309
(jfox@euclid.colorado.edu), **Cezary Gajdzinski, ** 10-437 Olsztyn, ul.
Dworcowa 51/7, Poland (cezary@ro.com.pl) and **Peter Haskell,
** Mathematics Dept. Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123
(haskell@math.vt.edu) .

*
Homology Chern Characters of Perturbed Dirac Operators,
* pp. 97-121.

ABSTRACT. This paper studies the index theory of
perturbed operators of Dirac type involving unbounded perturbations on complete
Riemannian manifolds. The interplay between perturbation growth and manifold
geometry determines what large-scale topology of a manifold is revealed by
indices and higher indices of these operators.

** Luigi Fontana, ** Dipartimento di Matematica, Via Saldini 50,
Universita di Milano, 20133 Milano (Italy) (fontana@vmimat.mat.unimi.it), **
Steven G. Krantz ,
** Department of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Washington
University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (USA) (sk@math.wustl.edu) and **Marco M.
Peloso, **
Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino (Italy)
(peloso@calvino.polito.it).

*
Estimates for the δ-Neumann problem in the Sobolev topology on Z(q) domains ,
* pp. 123-175.

ABSTRACT. The authors formulate the Z(q) condition of
Hormander for the inhomogeneous Cauchy-Riemann equations on a domain in
multi-dimensional complex space, with the Hodge theory set up in a Sobolev
topology. Suitable (and sharp) existence and regularity theorems are proved.

**Bruce Barnes,
** Mathematics Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
(barnes@math.uoregon.edu).

* Finite Rank Projections in
Algebras Associated with a Bounded Linear Operator ,
* pp. 177-188.

ABSTRACT. Assume that *T* is a bounded linear
operator with commutant *{T}'.* When does *{T}'* contain a nonzero
finite rank projection? What can we say about *T *if *{T}* contains a
large family of such projections? When does *{T}''* contain a nonzero
finite rank operator? These questions and others are studied in this paper.

**Douglas Szajda, ** University of Maryland Institute for Advanced
Computer Studies, College Park, MD 20742
(szajda@umiacs.umd.edu),

* Absolute Continuity of a Class
of Unitary Operators ,
* pp. 189-201.

ABSTRACT. Let F denote the Fourier transform on L^{2}(R),
and let T = D_{f}M_{u}, where D_{f} is defined by D_{f}
= FM_{f}F^{-1}, f is the boundary value function of a bounded
analytic function on the complex upper half plane and is inner, and |u|=1 almost
everywhere. This paper gives a partial description of the spectral multiplicity
theory of T. It is shown that T is absolutely continuous and is a bilateral
shift of infinite multiplicity if f is not a finite Blaschke product. Similar
results are obtained for the (isometric) restrictions of T to the invariant
subspaces of the form L^{2}(t, infinity). Specifically, these
restrictions always have absolutely continuous unitary parts, and shift parts
with multiplicity equal to the multiplicity of f.

**Jari Taskinen,
** Department of Mathematics, P.O. Box 4, 00014 University of Helsinki,
Finland (Jari.Taskinen@helsinki.fi).
*
Compact composition operators on general weighted spaces ,
* pp. 203-218.

ABSTRACT. We study analytic composition operators on
weighted H^{infty} spaces defined on the open unit disc of **C**. In
the unweighted case it is known that for every compact composition operator C_{Φ}
: H^{infty} ->H^{infty}, the symbol Φ maps the open unit disc **
D** strictly inside
**D**. We show that under surprisingly mild assumptions on the weight, there
exist compact composition operators on the weighted spaces, the symbols of which
do not have the above mentioned property.

**L. De Carli, **
Dip. Mat. e Appl. Univ. Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, 80126, ITALY
(decarli@unina.it) and **T. Okaji,**
Dept. Mathematics Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan.

*
Unique continuation theorems for Schrödinger operators from a sphere,
* pp. 219-235.

ABSTRACT. The paper deals with topics mentioned in the
title.