Monthly Archives: January 2009

VIDEO Diversity training goes global

When I first started my career in journalism 24 years ago, companies didn’t provide diversity training. During the mid-1990’s diversity training became a mandatory element of office life, but it always centered on a black/white, male/female balance. Dr. Bill Hunter, … Continue reading

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Green eyes on the 2009 Pennsylvania Auto & Boat Show

Save $2 on $8 tickets online. Want to be even more cheap? They stop charging for parking a couple hours before the show closes. The show continues at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg through Sunday until 9pm each … Continue reading

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A Stimulus package to what end…

I was just pondering huge government stimulus packages while hanging up laundry to help cut my gas bill. I don’t think a stimulus package will work. Once that new bridge is built, the road paved and the workers head home. … Continue reading

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US wind employs more people than coal

Wind industry jobs jumped to 85,000 in 2008, a 70% increase year over (American Wind Energy Association). In contrast, the coal industry employs about 81,000 workers. (2007 U.S. Department of Energy report) Coal employment has remained steady in recent years … Continue reading

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Review: Question about the Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Thanks for this review — I have been pouring over several to see if this is the computer for me. I want an extremely portable device that will allow me to surf the net, watch streaming video, listen/watch music and … Continue reading

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Making up mpg

The Obama administration is reconsidering California’s plan to increase the fuel economy of cars sold in the Golden State and 13 others to 35 miles per gallon by 2016. The Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid and Smart Fortwo are currently … Continue reading

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Uniquely American pickup (thinking) surges again

Market share for large pickups started at 12.3 percent at the start of 2008, fell to 9.3 percent in May as gasoline became expensive, and rose to 13.8 percent in November, as fuel slipped back to 2001 prices. In January, … Continue reading

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VIDEO Inauguration: Prosperity is born on common opportunity

I followed a retired York police officer (1968-91) and his daughter on a 17 hour odyssey through the millions who gathered to welcome President Barack Obama. Although they had tickets, their efforts fell short of the grand theater. As we … Continue reading

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Green Boating Tips from the Baltimore Boat Show

2009 Baltimore Boat Show’s Green Boating Zone Wednesday, January 21 through Sunday, January 25, 2009. Green Boating tips from the National Marine Manufacturers Association 1. Choose Green Products: Use the cleanest maintenance products that do the job. Look for the … Continue reading

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VIDEO Recycled denim quiets Inaugural Ball

High above the top hats and formal attire, recycled denim is hard at work as a sound cushion in this vast enclosed courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The ceiling is packed with recycled denim to … Continue reading

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