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March 2000 News Archives
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  • Navistar changes name back to International
  • GM Vortech 8100 V-8
  • 2000 Chevy S-10 Xtreme
  • Beer-flavored ice cream
  • Ferrari 360 Spider
  • WWF blocks ads for wrestling movie
  • Boomer fired from Monday Night Football
  • 12 die during Daytona Bike Week
  • Marino to retire
  • Ford to buy Land Rover
  • Mustang Cobra R production begins
  • Milwaukee introduces new Sawzall
  • Rock Bottom Brewery honors firefighters
  • Playboy broadcasts live from spring break
  • Detroit Diesel introduces new feature
  • Confessions of a strip club bouncer
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    Navistar changes name back to International
    Monday, March 6
    Truck manufacturer Navistar has renamed its operating company to International Truck and Engine Corporation. As part of the switch, the company has unveiled a new diamond-shaped International logo. The International brand dates back to 1902 and the International Harvester Company. The truck manufacturing business was renamed Navistar International in 1986 when truck and agriculture manufacturing divisions split.
     
    GM Vortech 8100 V-8
    Monday, March 6
    General Motors' has unveiled the new Vortec 8100 V-8 gasoline engine. The engine, based on the Vortec 7400, is designed for heavy-duty pickup and marine applications. The 8100 has the same bore, but a longer stroke than the 7400. The 8.1-liter engine produces 340 HP and 455 lb-ft of torque.
     
    2000 Chevy S-10 Xtreme
    Monday, March 6
    PickupTruck.com has reviewed the Chevrolet S-10 Xtreme. The sport truck rides low with fender flares and full ground effects. The truck has a standard 4 or optional 6-cylinder engine, and choice of 5-speed manual or automatic. Base price is $15,913.
     
    Beer-flavored ice cream
    Monday, March 6
    Jerry's MicroBatch Ice Cream has created a beer-flavored ice cream. Vanilla Cream Stout is vanilla ice cream with swirls of frozen stout beer and chocolate-covered pretzels. The ice cream is made with real beer, but the alcohol is boiled off during processing.
     
    Ferrari 360 Spider
    Monday, March 6
    Ferrari unveiled the new 360 Spider at the Geneva Auto Show last week. The convertible Spider has an all-aluminum chassis and  a V-8 engine with a top speed over 180 MPH.
     
    WWF blocks ads for wrestling movie
    Wednesday, March 8
    The World Wrestling Federation has blocked ads for the upcoming wrestling documentary, Beyond the Mat, from appearing during its broadcasts. The movie's distributor is claiming that the WWF has pressured several stations to drop all advertising for the film. The film shows a candid look at the real world of professional wrestling and is scheduled for a nation-wide release on March 17.
     
    Boomer fired from Monday Night Football
    Friday, March 10
    ABC announced that Boomer Esiason has been fired from the Monday Night Football broadcast team. While ABC stopped short of criticizing Boomer's performance, the network indicated that the broadcast must improve because of low ratings. ABC also rehired producer Don Ohlmeyer, who produced Monday Night Football in the 1970s when Frank Gifford, Don Meredith, and Howard Cosell were in the booth.
     
    12 die during Daytona Bike Week
    Friday, March 10
    The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that at least 12 people have died during Daytona Bike Week this year, making it the deadliest in over a decade. The patrol attributed the fatalities to an increase in the number of participants, more novice riders, and alcohol.
     
    Marino to retire
    Friday, March 10
    ESPN is reporting that veteran Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino will announce his retirement on Monday after 17 seasons in the NFL. Marino, currently a free agent, has turned down an offer from the Minnesota Vikings.
     
    Ford to buy Land Rover
    Tuesday, March 20
    Ford has begun production of the SVT Mustang Cobra R. This special version is designed to be race-ready, yet is still street legal. The Cobra R features a 5.4 liter V-8 producing 385 HP. Only 300 of the Cobra R will be built.
     
    Mustang Cobra R production begins
    Tuesday, March 20
    Ford has announced that they will purchase Land Rover from BMW. Ford will acquire all of the Land Rover brands, plus assembly and engineering facilities, but will not receive Rover's passenger car business.
     
    Milwaukee introduces new Sawzall
    Thursday, March 23
    Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduces the new Sawzall® model 6507-21 reciprocating saw, featuring a powerful 6.5 amp Milwaukee motor that delivers value, performance and long life. The Sawzall aggressively cuts through any sawable material, including steel, cast iron, brick and cement, making it ideal for plumbers, electricians, contractors, builders and remodelers, maintenance workers and steel fabricators.
     
    Rock Bottom Brewery honors firefighters
    Thursday, March 23
    In a tribute to firefighters across the nation, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery will tap a specialty brew, "Fire Chief Ale," today. Proceeds will go to local fire departments and charities in each of the 23 Rock Bottom markets.
     
    Playboy broadcasts live from spring break
    Thursday, March 23
    Playboy.com is broadcasting live from spring break in Panama City Beach, Florida. New photos are online daily and readers can vote for the Spring Break Bikini Girl 2000.
     
    Detroit Diesel introduces new feature
    Thursday, March 23
    The Detroit Diesel Corporation has introduced a new feature that allows owners to program two maximum speeds into Series 60 engines. The PasSmart feature allows an economic cruising speed as well as a higher passing speed. The passing speed would be available for a limited amount of time, programmed into the engine.
     
    Confessions of a strip club bouncer
    Thursday, March 23
    Maxim Magazine has published the story of a bouncer who worked at the famous Scores strip club in New York. He tells of executives dropping over $20,000 a night, celebrities who frequented the club, and the ever-present mafia.
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