The chair of President Clinton’s “Council On The Year 2000” says most federaland state agencies are ready to handle any Y-2-K problems. But, John Koskinensays some local municipalities and businesses are still ignoring theproblem. He says they’re worried about the small phone companies and somelocal healthcare facilities and schools. Koskinen says everyone should takea few simple steps to prepare.Koskinen says there’s no reason to panic, but he says you should be aware ofyour local situation.He says it’s better to make a few preparations rather than regret it later.Koskinen says the U-S isn’t worried about a domino effect from Y-2-K failuresin other countries. Koskinen was in Iowa Tuesday for a Y2K program.