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FRAMINGHAM (03/27/2000) - The White House came under scrutiny by the U.S. House Government Reform Committee last week after a disclosure that lost e-mails could have contained evidence relating to the travel office, campaign finance and Monica Lewinsky scandals, according to published reports.

A glitch in the White House's e-mail server allegedly allowed incoming Internet e-mail messages to go undetected by the record management system that searches text in response to subpoenas. Contractors hired by the White House to implement the server attributed the glitch to case-sensitive search limitations in the record management system.

Baan Co. NV last week said another member of its supervisory board has resigned, making him the third board member this month to give up a seat. Henk van den Breemen, a former general and chief of staff in the Dutch Armed Forces, resigned because of health reasons, Baan said. He had been a member of the supervisory board - the European equivalent of a U.S.-style board of directors - for 12 months.

The latest resignation comes three weeks after two U.S.-based members stepped down after nine months on the board of the Putten, Netherlands-based company.

Low-price desktop PC vendor eMachines Inc. went public last week, trading on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol EEEE. After getting off to a slow start Friday, midday trading volume in eMachines surged to 11 million shares, with the share price hovering just below the $9 offering price. The company's initial public offering is for 20 million shares of common stock.

Irvine, California-based eMachines is a joint venture between South Korean PC maker TriGem Computer Inc. and display maker Korean Data Systems Co. EMachines has offered computers, without monitors, for as low as $399.

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