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"In some states, like in New York, expansions of the bottle bill have been held up for year by political bickering and lobbying by various factions of the beverage and grocery industries." - Daily Green
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Remember back in June of 2007 when former Kent Councilman Denis Illuminate allegedly shot Putnam Valley resident, Douglas Greenwich - twice?
Yeah, I'd almost forgotten too.
Patterson reader Dan Kutcha posted an interesting item this morning concerning Patterson Crossing. Last week we'd heard that the Patterson Planning Board would meet this week and discuss the project. Dan has other information posted to the Patterson12563 list:
Seventy-One percent of Americans given a causal test on how the American political system works, failed. Less than 1% scored an A (I got 31 of 33 correct answers) and those elected to office faired less successfully than those who have never been elected. Here are some results:
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Evidence that Nickle and Dime Deposits Work
Shawangunks by Steve Jordan
Anderberg and his colleagues at the Open Space Institute have devoted the last 22 years to those mountains, and some 26,000 acres later, a remarkable story is being told in Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition (Earth Aware Editions, October 2008).
Maples, ash among native trees facing top risk for insect damage
University of Vermont forestry student William Young looks into a maple tree at the US Forest Service Research Station in Burlington, VT, October 2008. Behind him, antifreeze is being pumped up into the tree cooling some branches to see how it affects leaf color. It's all part of University of Vermont research that asks: why do leaves go red? (Credit: Joshua Brown/University of Vermont)
ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2008) — On a hushed autumn morning, when leaves have ripened to the fall, who hasn’t stood under a flaming maple and wondered why it goes red?
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If there is any presidential speech that has captured a place in popular culture, it is the Gettysburg Address, seemingly recited by school children for decades. The truth is, however, Lincoln’s most memorable words are now remembered by very few.
12-year-old charged after deliberately "breaking wind" in class
NOVEMBER 21--A 12-year-old Florida student was arrested earlier this month after he "deliberately passed gas to disrupt the class," according to police. The child, who was also accused of shutting off the computers of classmates at Stuart's Spectrum Jr./Sr. High School, was busted November 4 for disruption of a school function. A Martin County Sheriff's Office report, a copy of which you'll find below, notes that the 4' 11" offender admitted that he "continually disrupted his classroom environment by breaking wind and shutting off several computers." The boy, whose name was redacted from the police report released today, was turned over to his mother following the arrest. The young perp turned 13 on November 15. (2 pages)