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Winners In Diesel Equipment Technology Announced 2007 SkillsUSA Championships

   The winners of the annual SkillsUSA Championships in Diesel Equipment Technology were announced Friday evening, June 29 , at the Awards Ceremony of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The Conference was held June 25 - June 29, 2007, at the Municipal Aditorium, the Kemper Arena, H. Roe Bartle Hall, the downtown Marriott and the downtown Radisson in Kansas City, Missouri. Over 5,000 outstanding career and technical education students joined in the excitement of hands-on competition in eighty-four different trade, technical and leadership fields.
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From Where I Lie: The Final Solution
By Larry Johnson
   It would seem that San Francisco has created the ultimate waste recycling system. In the early 90s the city transformed its solid waste transfer and recycling center into an artist colony. As a result, it has been able to keep nearly 70% of its waste out of its landfills. It works like this: 50 artists are given 24/7 access to the 75 tons of “old appliances, worn clothing and construction debris,” and as a result the city has reduced its waste stream considerably and the artists have turned the “junk” into “art”. The dump itself displays some of the art objects in its own sculpture garden, but the rest is displayed throughout the community in various schools and parks.
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Field Days 2007 in Pictures

Photographs from the successful 2007 Addison County Field Days  [ more ]

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