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Cities At A Crossroads On Right Path For Cycling

Cities At A Crossroads On Right Path For Cycling

By Brian Eason

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) – Hoosiers have fallen back in love with the bicycle.

The Monon Trail is more popular than ever. Twice as many workers ride their bikes to the office as did a decade ago, a census statistic propelled by cities such as Carmel and Indianapolis, which have pushed to provide amenities they see as critical to luring the young, educated workforce that businesses crave.

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In less than a decade, the two cities added close …

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Oil Train Classroom-On-Rails Trains Responders

Oil Train Classroom-On-Rails Trains Responders

By Mary Esch

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A rolling classroom on rails, complete with four tanker cars and a flatbed rigged with a variety of valves and fittings, made a whistle stop at the Port of Albany as part of a multi-state tourproviding enhanced safety training to first responders in light of increased shipments of North Dakota crude oil.

The railroad is conducting a three-day training program at Albany’s Hudson River port before taking its Safety …

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Sterling Simmons Wins CEAC Raffle

Sterling Simmons Wins CEAC Raffle


The May Meeting at Carmichael’s Steakhouse was a great evening full of merriment and beautiful weather. Though fun was had by all, one man had the extra pleasure of winning this year’s Harley Raffle!

Sterling Simmons of Matteson had the great fortune of his raffle ticket being pulled. Simmons opted to receive the cash prize of $10,000 instead of the Harley.

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PEMKO Announces Stainless Steel Sliding Track System

PEMKO Announces Stainless Steel Sliding Track System


NEW HAVEN, Conn., – Pemko Manufacturing, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, today announced the introduction of a new stainless steel track system for sliding doors. Suitable for environments such as hospitality, offices, multi-family housing and healthcare facilities, this track system lends a clean, modern look to installations where space is at a premium.

Available with ten hanger styles, five for glass and five for wood, the door is top hung and glides smoothly along the track …

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Fairview Microwave Debuts New Lines of Tunable RF Filters

Fairview Microwave Debuts New Lines of Tunable RF Filters


Allen, TX – Fairview Microwave, Inc. a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF products, announces their new lines of band pass and band reject tunable filters.

Fairview Microwave’s tunable RF filters are commonly used in lab environments for testing many frequency bands including PCS, UHF, PMR, Tetra, LTE, and WiFi. The tunable band pass filters and band reject filters, also known as band-stop filters or band-rejection filters, are effective in band selection or frequency discrimination with …

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Kirk Key Brings Trapped Key Interlock Systems to APC/PCUG

Kirk Key Brings Trapped Key Interlock Systems to APC/PCUG


Massillon, Ohio – Kirk Key Interlock Co. will exhibit its full range of mechanical, electromechanical, transfer, access, and bolt trapped key interlocks, including the new Eagle Series for valve interlocking, at the 2014 Air Pollution Control/Pollution Control Users Group (APC/PCUG) Conference & Expo July 14-15, at the Galt House (Louisville, Ky.), booth 79.

Kirk’s interlock systems protect personnel and equipment by ensuring a pre-determined safety sequence is followed each time hazardous equipment is accessed in the power industry. …

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Hybrid Tricycle Designed To Increase Mobility

Hybrid Tricycle Designed To Increase Mobility

By Melissa Griffiths

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had to be done.

So Janes invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function of a traditional mobility device.

“My father, three years ago, at 89, was given a standard mobility scooter,” Janes said. “He …

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Kansas Dad’s Droid Hobby Makes Him A Hit With Sons

Kansas Dad’s Droid Hobby Makes Him A Hit With Sons

By James A. Fussell

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) – Most people just have cars, bikes and lawn mowers in their garage. George Westwater has a droid.

As in R2-D2. As in Star Wars. As in … “Whoa! Where’d you get that thing?”

With “Star Wars: Episode VII” now shooting, every tidbit of news about the iconic franchise flies across social media and the Internet at light speed.

Fan-built droids are part of the frenzy. Costing more than …

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Students Learn Through Electric Car Competition

Students Learn Through Electric Car Competition

By Connie Jo Discoe

BENKELMAN, Neb. (AP) – The boys have tweaked the standard gear ratios, and they’ve figured out how to get the throttle to work better.

“It’s going 30 miles an hour now,” says a smiling Bill Wilson, sponsor of Dundy County-Stratton High School’s first-ever electric vehicle competition team.

The “Power Drive” electric car program, sponsored since 1998 by the Nebraska Public Power District and Omaha Public Power District, gives high school students hands-on experience in a challenge …

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Police Laud Online Tracking Of Pawn Shop Goods

Police Laud Online Tracking Of Pawn Shop Goods


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Pawn shops are full of things people want or need to get rid of – jewelry, watches, televisions, guns.

For quick cash, decluttering or just because, the business of secondhand stores is attractive.

For buyers, there’s the opportunity to buy something gently used at a good price.

But there’s also a risk – is this ring stolen? How do you know?

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Pawn-shop owners and police have worked together for years to ensure that customers …

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New Apple Mac, Mobile Features Coming This Fall

New Apple Mac, Mobile Features Coming This Fall

By Michael Liedtke
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple’s Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on your health.

Apple executive Craig Federighi pointed out that data from various fitness-related devices now live in silos, so you can’t get a comprehensive picture of your health. That will change, he says, with HealthKit coming to the new mobile software, iOS 8. Apple is also working with the Mayo Clinic …

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Researcher: Technology Not To Blame For Teen Woes

Researcher: Technology Not To Blame For Teen Woes

By Leanne Italie

NEW YORK (AP) – Danah Boyd has made a name for herself at the research division of Microsoft for painstaking work examining social media, Big Data and the tension between public and private lives, but it’s her teens’-eye view of the digital world that sets her apart.

Now, Boyd has written her first book, “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens,” out in February from Yale University Press and available for free on her website, …

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Device Lets Oakland Deputies Track Cellphones

Device Lets Oakland Deputies Track Cellphones

By Joel Kurth and Lauren Abdel-Razzaq

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – Oakland County commissioners asked no questions last March before unanimously approving a cellphone tracking device so powerful it was used by the military to fight terrorists.

Now, though, some privacy advocates question why one of the safest counties in Michigan needs the super-secretive Hailstorm device that is believed to be able to collect large amounts of cellphone data, including the locations of users, by masquerading as a cell tower, according to The Detroit News.

“I don’t like not knowing what …

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Devices Upgrade School Lockdown Procedure

Devices Upgrade School Lockdown Procedure

By Marta Jewson
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – Principal Charlie Eisenreich has the power to lock down Apollo High School. It comes with the job – but now it’s literally at the touch of a button.

Eisenreich and five others will soon begin carrying devices giving them the ability to trigger an instantaneous lockdown at that building.

It’s all part of an upgraded safety and warning system aimed at shaving seconds off responses with earlier lockdown notifications that alert essential law enforcement and district officials and warn anyone outside the …

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