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February 14, 2007

The Presidential $1 Coin Program - "The United States is honoring our Nationís presidents by issuing $1 circulating coins featuring their images in the order that they served, beginning with Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison in 2007. The United States Mint will mint and issue four Presidential $1 Coins per year. The new $1 coins were to go into circulation on Thursday, just before next week's President's Day celebrations. This time the Mint has taken a new approach to designing the coins as well as promoted them with the retailers, banks and transit systems that will play the biggest role in making the coins circulate effectively."
posted by jr to history at 7:59 P.M. EST     15 comments

Blizzard - Garbage.. How does this effect collection? - Will garbage collection be a day late this week, or what? - More>>
posted by billy to environment at 5:34 P.M. EST     9 comments

2007 Great Backyard Bird Count - February 16-19. The GBBC is a citizen-science project organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. "The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes. Itís free, fun, and easyóand it helps the birds." - More>>
posted by jr to environment at 3:48 P.M. EST     No comments     Post a comment

Debatepedia - "[T]he new free wiki encyclopedia of arguments and debates. The method we developed was a creative kind of logic tree, in which every debate is driven by a main "yes"/"no"-question that is then broken-down by "yes"/"no" subquestions. The "yes"/pro and "no"/con responses to each subquestion run down the left and right sides of the screen respectively. This all allows you to present arguments in a organized and understandable structure." - More>>
posted by jr to media at 2:49 P.M. EST     1 comment

Who Is And Who Ain't "Essential" - Was anybody else confused about the level 3 emergency? I work for the state and believed I was an essential employe, so after checking with the district boss, I was told to show up and did. However after three hours the powers that be in Columbus ruled we were not and sent us home. I would have liked to know that BEFORE shoveling the driveway.
posted by tiger to news at 2:38 P.M. EST     12 comments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers settle as "a token of our appreciation and the deep respect we all have for the late William Block' and the Block family." - The irony here is that the local Toledo unions, who are closely related to the 11 unions in Pittsburgh, are screaming "union busters," "unfair," etc. So, who's telling the truth and who's lying? The Toledo Council of Newspaper Unions or Pittsburgh unions? - More>>
posted by paulhem to business at 10:42 A.M. EST     81 comments

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