Monthly Archives: June 2008

Freedom comes from the sky

I was stretched out on my deck tonight gazing at the sky while a storm rolled in. I came to the conclusion that only the sun and the rain, as long as they fall above my property, are free. What … Continue reading

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Your college, your pension driving up oil

There also has been growing demand for commodities from public pension funds and university endowments that invest via special products linked to commodities indexes. However, these investment flows could slow amid sharp criticism in Congress that they are helping drive … Continue reading

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Scooter update

So Chuck has been using his scooter to commute to work since June 9. His Chevy truck has been sitting in the drive collecting dirt rings around the tires for two weeks straight now. He has logged 320 miles. Had … Continue reading

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VIDEO C.B. “Red” Klinedinst lean machines in York for 99 years

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/ Sunday News) Charlotte Halpin was 14 years old when she took a job at C.B. “Red” Klinedinst, a York bicycle repair shop. Today, the business founded in 1909, still sells bicycle parts. Halpin said … Continue reading

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A VW mostly electric hybrid

Volkswagen AG. has started testing a new electricity-powered car engine and expects to launch the first cars fitted with it by 2010, chief executive Martin Winterkorn said. VW said the technology allows cars to run on purely electricity powered engine … Continue reading

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Why can’t “WE” keep making a profit on the turnpike?

I just received a hard sell email from Pennsylvania Transportation Partners for leasing the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It seems that their plan is the “only” source and “only” plan. It will create “safety”. Perhaps the most telling part of the email … Continue reading

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New dawn for electric Chevy S-10

Joshua Tomel (age 25) doesn’t think twice about $4-a-gallon gas prices. He doesn’t have to. “I drive by gas stations,” Tomel, a graduate of St. John’s University, said Wednesday. “I don’t even bother to look. I am disappointed, though. If … Continue reading

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China’s thirst for SUVs

Global oil demand on the rise The Chinese government’s recent reduction in gasoline subsidies (increasing price 17%) may squash an appetite for gas guzzlers in the world’s rapidly growing second-largest auto market. Rising affluence has boosted sales of SUVs and … Continue reading

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58.5 cents per mile

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service increased the mileage deduction today for the rest of the year by 16 percent to 58.5 cents a mile from the previous rate of 50.5 cents because of the rising price of gasoline. The change … Continue reading

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Community garden expanded

Resident gardener Skip Brown, left, works with York Silver Bullet volunteer Pete Langkam of Penn Township on the garden plots adjacent to his home on East King Street in York. Brown said after buying a very expensive tomato at the … Continue reading

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