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87-Year-Old Theater Organ Removed For Restoration

By Ellie Bogue FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – The Embassy Theatre’s Grand Page organ was moved out last month and sent to Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations, Indianapolis, for maintenance and restoration. The organ, which has not been out of the building in 26 years, has a rich history. It was built in 1927 at [...]

What You Need to Know When Upgrading Power Transformers on Campus

On May 2, 2013, a transformer explosion caused a power outage and forced evacuations at the University of La Verne in California. The local police department closed off adjacent areas while the city fire department put out the blaze. Power transformers seldom go down, but when they do the effects on campus operations are immediate [...]

Millions Of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

By Raphael Satter LONDON (AP) – Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice. Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords. “We sometimes call it the invisible biometric,” said [...]

Commercial HVAC Contractor Of The Year: Air Comfort

By Ron Rajecki, Contracting Business CHICAGO, Ill. — The skyline of Chicago is one of the most recognizable in the world. It is comprised of architectural masterpieces as well as simple, functional buildings, and includes three of the five tallest buildings in America. Each building has its own story, but it’s the skyline as a [...]

Man Cleaning Missile Silo Leftover From Cold War

By Amy Bickel HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – The paved road that leads to the Cold War relic is full of potholes. It only stretches about a mile across this remote area of Rice County, laid more than 50 years ago for military vehicles. On occasion, Jeff Flaningam says, a few partyers searching for his site [...]