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Retail Week – Retail Week (subscription) – Feb 23, 2008
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Coal mining ravages Appalachia mountains
Toronto Star – Feb 23, 2008
"We’re mountain people. You don’t understand our connection with the land," says Gibson, who traces his heritage back 120 years to this very spot. He had never ventured beyond the company store, halfway down the mountain, until he was 11. "We didn’t live on the land, we lived with it. "People who live here think of themselves as collateral damage Ã¢ accidental victims of a war to feed the nation’s insatiable demand for energy. What does this have to do with you? This is where Ontario gets 40 per cent of the fuel powering its coal-fired power plants. That means every day you run your dishwasher, you are connected to one of world’s oldest mountain chains, 900 kilometres south of Toronto, which is slowly being flattened, one peak at a time…
Half the wells Stout tested in one county were heavily contaminated with the same metals found in coal slurry. He links that water to mountaintop removal mines that funnel huge quantities of coal down to the preparation plants to be washed. The resulting slurry is sent back up to the mountains for storage in toxic ponds that he thinks are leaking. If mountaintop removal mining continues at this pace, Stout says, contaminated water will make southern West Virginia uninhabitable within two decades. By then, he figures, many more people will have fallen ill from bad water. A local doctor attributes the rising rates of early-onset dementia, gastrointestinal cancer, kidney stones and thyroid problems she’s seeing to polluted well water. Three hundred families are suing a coal company for polluting their well water with coal slurry.
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Albuquerque Tribune – Feb 23, 2008
Born to run: A new speciality running store, the ABQ Running Shop, has opened at Montgomery and Tramway boulevards in the Northeast Heights. The store hopes to become a community center for all runners and walkers. New mission: Western Office Systems is changing its name to the Improve Group to better reflect the Albuquerque firm’s evolution from a company that provides office storage systems to one with a broader reach. The company is also moving to 3500 Pan American Freeway N. Big check: The Alice King and Carrie Tingley Foundation on Friday pledged $1. 6 million for a new Carrie Tingley Hospital inpatient unit and surgical suite at the UNM Children’s Hospital Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion…
The store hopes to become a community center for all runners and walkers. New mission: Western Office Systems is changing its name to the Improve Group to better reflect the Albuquerque firm’s evolution from a company that provides office storage systems to one with a broader reach. The company is also moving to 3500 Pan American Freeway N. Big check: The Alice King and Carrie Tingley Foundation on Friday pledged $1. 6 million for a new Carrie Tingley Hospital inpatient unit and surgical suite at the UNM Children’s Hospital Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion. High marks: Presbyterian Healthcare Services was ranked fourth in Modern Healthcare magazine’s latest assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation.
In the best possible taste
Telegraph.co.uk – Feb 23, 2008
Only got a £50,000 bonus? Bad luck – Fiskens only deals with cars worth more than about £100,000. In any other showroom, the Daytona might seem a rather nice vehicle, and Mitchell concedes it’s an iconic car. But, amongst its four-wheeled company in one of the two smart mews garages in central London, the Daytona seems frankly ordinary. We dismiss it and move on. There’s a monstrous gold Group C Porsche 962 that has a glorious competition history, including a Daytona 24 Hours win in 1989 with Derek Bell, Bob Wollek and John Andretti at the wheel…
Naturally, given the discerning clientele, Fiskens doesn’t merely sell you the car; it also suggests what you might then like to do with it. The 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT wouldn’t look out of place at the Le Mans Classic, the Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto or the GT and Sports Car Cup, while the Ferrari 250 SWB is good for the Pebble Beach Concours in California and Salon Privé at the Hurlingham Club. Moving outside into the mews, a 1952 Ferrari 340 America works racer sits, red coachwork dazzling in the sun, waiting to be taken for a spin. I climb inelegantly aboard and wedge myself in the tiny bucket seat as Mitchell fires the V12 engine. The noise is incredible, the long bonnet jiggling with the vibration. We clatter up the cobbles, Mitchell pumping fuel and air through the engine, juggling the difficult clutch pedal, the noise a visceral aural assault. Out on to the Cromwell Road, pedestrians scattering like pigeons before us, tourists fumbling for their cameras; everyone hears us before they see us.
Possible turbine site includes burial grounds
tcpalm.com – Feb 23, 2008
The human remains found have already been reinterred, a requirement under state law, he said. Carr has recommended the sites “be protected from any future impacts” and notes the area could be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places pending further study. The area was used during World War II as an ammunition storage and shooting range, which likely disturbed some of the finds, and David said he wants to make sure anyone working on the land is careful so as not to be injured by unexploded ordnance. “We really don’t know what’s underground there,” he said. The county’s main goal at this point is to make sure the finds are protected, David said. Because the exact turbine sites on Blind Creek haven’t been firmly set, David said it was unclear if any would have to be moved because of the finds. “We are trying very hard to make sure the decision-makers are aware of this information,” David said…
“We are trying very hard to make sure the decision-makers are aware of this information,” David said. WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE TURBINES? •Gov. Charlie Crist’s office said this week that if the community doesn’t support Florida Power & Light’s wind turbine project, the company should consider moving the project elsewhere. •The company requires a zoning change and height waiver to place the turbines on Hutchinson Island, as well as permits to take soil samples. None are currently sched´uled before county commissioners. •FPL also requires the permission of the state Acquisition and Restoration Council, which oversees state lands, to place turbines at Blind Creek Park. It would also require the county’s approval and could potentially go before Crist and the Cabinet.