October 18, 2000
* Clothing retailer Paul Harris Stores Inc. filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws so it can reorganize after a year of financial problems. The Indianapolis-based company also announced it has agreements to sell most of the assets of its subsidiary J. Peterman Co. for at least $4.3 million. * Guide to Our Staff: Need to reach Business section reporters or editors? A guide to the section's staff can be found at http://www.latimes.com/bizstaff.