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Unused Tornado Relief Money to Fund New Home, Other Projects

Unused Tornado Relief Money to Fund New Home, Other Projects

The Washington Illinois Area Foundation has plans to use some of its leftover funds for a joint project with Habitat for Humanity. (Credit: Wikimedia/Omedon)

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A foundation that handled money for relief efforts after a 2013 tornado tore through the central Illinois community of Washington plans to use some of its leftover funds to partner with Habitat for Humanity on a local construction project.

The Washington Illinois Area Foundation raised about $1.6 million after the tornado

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Mississippi Utility Inks Deal on Troubled $7.5 Billion Power Plant

Mississippi Utility Inks Deal on Troubled $7.5 Billion Power Plant

By Jeff Amy

Employees work on a section of the Mississippi Power Co. carbon capture plant in DeKalb, Miss. Regulators have reached a settlement with Mississippi Power Co. on how much customers should pay for a troubled $7.5 billion power plant once touted as the future of coal. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. is agreeing to lower the price tag on its Kemper County power plant by $85 million, its second round of concessions in two weeks. Shareholders …

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Third Case of Legionnaires’ Reported at Quincy Veterans Home

Third Case of Legionnaires’ Reported at Quincy Veterans Home

In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, contractors assemble pipes to flush out a fire hydrant beneath the water tower at the state veterans home in Quincy, Ill. In 2015, an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease claimed the lives of 12 residents of the facility. Nearly $5 million was spent on overhauling its water treatment system after the outbreak. (AP Photo/Alan Scher Zagier, File)

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A third person has contracted Legionnaires’ disease at a western Illinois veterans

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Students Learn Firsthand About Careers in Union Trades

Students Learn Firsthand About Careers in Union Trades

By Joseph S. Pete | The Times

Second-year apprentice Olaf Hemdal from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 helps Hobart High School senior Jasmine Willis assemble a tool tray made from sheet metal in Crown Point, Ind. Students received hands-on demonstrations of what the work is like and learned about apprenticeship programs that could lead to high-paying union jobs. (John J. Watkins/The Times via AP)

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — High school students from across Northwest Indiana got a

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Curtiss-Wright Extends Paddle Joystick Family

Curtiss-Wright Extends Paddle Joystick Family

Curtiss-Wright’s JC1210 incorporates latching and overpress functionalities, as well as multiple mounting solutions, making it ideal for control panel or for armrests in material handling vehicles, industrial trucks, agricultural equipment and more.

CHRISTCHURCH, U.K. — Curtiss-Wright Industrial division has announced the launch of the JC1210, a single-axis paddle joystick that extends the company’s recently-introduced JC1200 family by incorporating latching and overpress functionalities and offering multiple mounting solutions in a single body. This makes the new joystick controller ideal for

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JW Winco Introduces Indexing Plungers With Push-Button Click-Type Lock

JW Winco Introduces Indexing Plungers With Push-Button Click-Type Lock

JW Winco’s steel safety indexing plungers with push-button click-type lock.

NEW BERLIN, WI — JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 414.1 Metric Size, Steel, Safety Indexing Plungers with Push Button Click-Type Lock and pin in the retracted position.

The GN 414.1 safety indexing plungers with click type lock are used when the plunger pin is to be briefly prevented from protruding. When the pin is retracted

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Pasternack Introduces New Cross Guide Couplers for C to K Bands

Pasternack Introduces New Cross Guide Couplers for C to K Bands

Pasternack’s new cross guide couplers for C to K bands are offered with 4, 3 or 2 waveguide ports

IRVINE, Calif. — Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has introduced a new line of cross guide waveguide couplers with 4 port, 3 port and 2 port with coax interface that work across C to K bands. Typical applications include instrumentation, test benches, product development and characterization.

Pasternack’s new line of cross guide couplers consists

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DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface Effortlessly Enables a Wireless World

DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface  Effortlessly Enables a Wireless World

Corian Charging Surface is readily compatible with the newly introduced iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8S Models

WILMINGTON, Del. — Since its introduction in 2015, the DuPont Corian Charging Surface has been powering up smart devices in hotels, restaurants and homes around the world. Now, with the introduction of the Qi compatible iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8S models, Corian Charging Surface offers a convenient, stylish and inconspicuous alternative to standard cords and wires that is more

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Google Blocks YouTube on Amazon Devices in Escalating Feud

Google Blocks YouTube on Amazon  Devices in Escalating Feud

By Michael Liedtke

Amazon Fire TV streaming device with its remote control. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Google announced plans to pull its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in

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Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

By Barbara Ortutay

The Facebook Messenger application for kids is seen on a smartphon in this photo illusration on Decembner 4, 2017. The Messenger For Kids application allow children from the age of 6 to use Facebook messaging without advertising. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is coming for your kids.

The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by

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In Brief

In Brief

Study Says New Gas Plant Most Cost-Effective UP Power Option

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A study of alternatives for generating more electricity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula shows that establishing a transmission link with Canada or drawing more power from the Lower Peninsula would cost more than they’re worth.

Gov. Rick Snyder requested a feasibility analysis of connecting the eastern U.P. to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, or to an existing transmission line near Gaylord.

The study was led by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which oversees the

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In Brief

In Brief

Michigan  Bridge to be Rebuilt After Damage From Truck

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) _ Officials say a bridge over an interstate in southeastern Michigan will be rebuilt after being struck by a truck hauling construction equipment.

The truck hit a sign on the bridge over eastbound Interstate 96 on Wednesday in Livingston County’s Brighton Township and bent several beams underneath the overpass. No injuries were reported, but the crash snarled traffic during the evening commute.

Video aired by WXYZ-TV shows the truck’s cargo hitting the

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In Brief

In Brief

Minnesota Secures Another $8 Million for Facilities Project

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has secured another $8 million toward its athletics facilities project thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with TCF Bank.

The bank secured naming rights for the Golden Gophers football stadium in 2005, a 26-year deal worth $35 million for the university. New athletic director Mark Coyle helped spearhead an amendment to that agreement to allow TCF to contribute new money to the Athlete’s Village, a sprawling practice and workout facility currently

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