Thursday, December 27, 2007

California Leads in Recycling

Californians recycled more than 6.9 billion beverage containers in the first half of 2007, up nearly 800 million from the same period a year ago, the state's largest recycling-rate increase in the last 15 years, according to a recent study released by the state's Department of Conservation. And officials think they know why. Ref. LA Times

In January, the state increased the California Refund Value to a nickel for small beverage containers and a dime for large ones. The respective one- and two-cent hikes, they believe, may have changed a lot of perceptions.

"If you see four pennies on the ground and you're walking on the street, are you going to bother to pick them up?" asked Mark Murray, executive director for Californians Against Waste, a statewide environmental organization that focuses on recycling. "Whereas you see a nickel or dime on the ground, you're likely to pick that up. The same thing goes to just seeing that value in a can and thinking, 'I'm tossing a nickel in the trash.' "

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Franco Harris' Immaculate Reception Steelers 1972

Franco Harris' Steelers Immaculate Reception

Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception” is remembered as one of the most dramatic plays in Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL history. Franco made the legendary catch in the Steelers’ playoff game against the Oakland Raiders in 1972. This pivotal play set in motion forces that would lead to four Super Bowl wins in the 1970s alone: 1974, ‘75, ‘78 and ‘79.

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“It seems like yesterday,” Harris said.

“Joe always said, ‘Go to the ball. Go to the ball,’” Harris said. “One of the things I’ve always been proud of was I was going to the ball. Things happen when you keep hustling.”

“I have to admit,” Harris smiled, “every time I see it, it still sends chills down my spine. It has a life of its own.”

The day that forever changed a nation

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