Halliburton announced that Dick Cheney has resumed the role ofchairman and will also continue in his current position as CEO.Joining Halliburton in 1995 as CEO, Cheney served as chairman andCEO from 1996 until the merger between Halliburton and DresserIndustries in September 1998. Cheney will succeed William Bradfordas chairman. Bradford will retire at the end of January after threedecades of dedicated service to Dresser Industries and mostrecently Halliburton.

R. Todd Rushton was appointed president of Viking GasTransmission, a subsidiary of Northern States Power. He transferredto Viking from NSP in 1993 and more recently served as vicepresident of customer service. He replaces Greg Palmer, who hasjoined Nuclear Management Co. in Hudson, WI.

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