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Month: November 2006

Young Scientist of the Year

Young Scientist of the Year

The discovery channel has announced the winner of it’s “Young Scientist Challenge”. The winner is dubbed “America’s Top Young Scientist of the Year” which carries with it a $20,000 scholarship. This years winner comes from Hawaii. His name is Nolan Kamitaki and he’s 14. In order to compete, the entrant must win his school’s science fair, district fair, and state fair. Once accomplishing this feat, the entrant goes up against other state finalists in the National Institute of Health Challenges….

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Do Your Duty…Vote!!!

Do Your Duty…Vote!!!

Today is the day when Americans get tell their political leaders what they think of them. Whatever you believe, whatever your political party, there is no greater responsibility for a citizen of the United States than to cast your ballot. My ancestors came here in the 1880s looking for a better life. People have fought wars for democracy. Women and minorities have protested for that sacred right. People have died to protect our right to vote. I voted absentee two…

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82 Years and Going Strong

82 Years and Going Strong

Most people look forward to retiring. Not Ema Cartwright. She turned 100 on October 31st. She’s been working since 1924 and sees no reason to stop now. Cartwright was born when Roosevelt was President–that’s Theodore Roosevelt, that is. She graduated from high school in 1924 and went to work of Oshkosh B’gosh that same year. She worked for the company 22 years before moving on. She’s been working as a bookkeeper for the Oshkosh City Cab Co. ever since. Technology…

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Tommie Turner’s Training Center

Tommie Turner’s Training Center

When Tommie Turner was a cop on Oakland’s streets he saw alot of kids go bad. It was heartbreaking to see these kids lose hope before they reached their teens. It was worse to see them die before they had a chance to find out who they were and what they wanted from life. When Turner retired from the Police force, he felt compelled to do something about the problems he saw around him. He set up a training center…

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Safeway Goes Green

Safeway Goes Green

Safeway Corporation earned big points in my book this year. While most corporation are looking for ways to avoid environmental regulations, Safeway is going green. Safeway purchases about 78,000 megawatts of wind energy each year. They’ve increased their purchase to 174,000 megawatts. Wind will power their fuel stations, facilities in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton, Califonria, and fifteen stores. The increase in megawatts will run these facilities for two years. Safeway is part of a program called the “Chicago Climate Exchange.”…

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