mack - 2:59 am on Dec 15, 2002 (gmt 0)
PR is only a small part of a very complexed algo. I dont think outbound links will help increase your pr. But im pretty sure that other parts of the algo that will give sites with good quality "on topic" outward links a boost. we need to remember that it is not only page rank that gets you on top of the serps, although it sure helps.