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Month: September 2005

Getting New Orleans Back to Work

Getting New Orleans Back to Work

With no bid contracts for New Orleans already under scrutiny, it’s a wonder the tax payers trust anyone with their tax dollars. Among the companies that bid for contracts is a company that is trying to do right by the people of New Orleans: Environmental Chemical Corp. Their bid was accepted by US Army Corp. of Engineers and they aim to provide jobs for those who lived and worked in New Orleans. ECC was founded in 1985. They were involved…

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Architeuthis Makes Film Debut

Architeuthis Makes Film Debut

The giant squid or architeuthis is a rare creature indeed. For many years it seemed the stuff of legends. It lives in ocean depths thousands of feet deep. Many marine biologists believed that the rare beast would never be observed in the wild. Though a few have died in fishing nets or washed ashore, none had been observed alive until now. A team of Japanese scientists headed by Tsunemi Kubodera had been working on the project for 3 years when…

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Moment in the Sun

Moment in the Sun

Home and Garden Television is looking for a few good landscapers and gardeners. HGTV gives them an opportunity to renovate a garden for their show “Landscape Smart”. Each week the show highlights a project. Homeowners work with professionals in landscaping and gardening for each episode. Matt Akabane, of Tassajara Nursery, got a call from HGTV asking him if he’d like to be featured. He was pretty surprised since he had no idea he was being considered. He accepted the challenge:…

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Sisters Survive Hurricanes and Bus Tragedy

Sisters Survive Hurricanes and Bus Tragedy

At 87 and 84, the Briant sisters have pretty much seen it all. They found themselves on a bus stuck in traffic with millions of others trying to get out of the path of Hurricane Rita. It was their second hurricane in a month. They’d be taken to safety in Dallas. Everything was going smoothly. Then the driver noticed that something was amiss. It’s unclear but he either detected smoke or flames coming from the bus. Once he realized the…

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Man Wins Fist Fight With Great White Shark

Man Wins Fist Fight With Great White Shark

Australian, Joshua Berris, was celebrating his birthday by surfing off of Kangaroo Island. Seals were playing in the water, and Berris thought he saw one a short distance away. The 26 year old then found himself face to face with a Great White Shark. The shark which was almost 16 feet long circled him before attacking. The shark bit him in the legs and tried to drag him away. Berris decided his only option was to fight. He began pummeling…

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