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  • U.S. Steel Corp. to idle McKeesport's Tubular Products plant

    06/04/2014 6:22:14 PM PDT · by RS_Rider · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | June 2, 2014 | Patrick Cloonan
    Three years after it resumed operation of the last vestige of the old National Tube Works, U.S. Steel is pulling the plug on pipemaking in McKeesport. McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko said he is “extremely disappointed” with U.S. Steel Corp.'s announcement on Monday that it will idle indefinitely its McKeesport Tubular Operations effective in early August. “I think it is devastating for the entire Mon Valley region,” the mayor said shortly after receiving word about the shutdown of plants in McKeesport and Bellville, Texas, two of 10 plants in the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker's Tubular Products division. The announcement came 60 days before...
  • Canadian rehab center installs crack pipe vending machine

    02/09/2014 2:39:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/09/14 | Sean Piccoli
    A drug treatment center in Vancouver, Canada has installed a crack pipe vending machine at its facility — going retail in an effort to reach hardcore addicts and keep them off the streets. The bright, polka-dotted machine dispenses crack pipes like candy or snacks: Each glass pipe costs a quarter, and rolls off a spindle into a tray. A sign on the machine says simply, “Pipes 25¢” About all that’s missing is a picture of Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford.
  • Family Finds Marijuana, Pipe In Burger King Kids Meal

    07/18/2013 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | July 18, 2013 | CBS Detroit
    DUNDEE (WWJ/AP) - Police say a family found a pipe stuffed with marijuana inside a Kids Meal bought for a 4-year-old boy at a Burger King restaurant in southern Michigan.
  • Gates Foundation Water Energy Vision

    06/26/2011 7:33:32 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 9 replies · 1+ views
    RDWaterpower.com ^ | June, 2011
    The healthy growth of mankind depends on continuously decreasing the cost and increasing the availability of water and energy everywhere. Nice thought. Why mention it? Its a mission statement. For who? Microsoft founder Bill Gates and through him America's billionaires. Why Bill Gates? His passion; According to a recent interview Understanding science and pushing the boundaries of science is what makes me immensely satisfied. What I’m doing now involves understanding maths, risk-taking. The first half of my life was good preparation for the second half.’ Now in the context of the interview he was talking about the development of a...
  • Pipe Bomb Explosion Reported Outside Jewish Synagogue in Los Angeles

    04/07/2011 10:31:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/11 | staff
    DEVELOPING: Police are responding to an apparent pipe bomb explosion outside a Jewish synagogue in Los Angeles
  • Man hospitalized after pipe bomb goes off behind his house (three perps in Lakeland, Tennessee)

    01/30/2011 4:58:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    WLBT ^ | 1/30/11
    Man hospitalized after pipe bomb goes off behind his houseUpdated: Jan 30, 2011 7:25 PM EST LAKELAND, TN - A pipe bomb explodes behind a house in Lakeland, Tennessee. Investigators say it happened as three men were making pipe bombs behind the home Saturday. The explosion severely injured one man's foot. He was taken to the hospital and will be questioned in the case when his condition improves. Investigators say the pipe bomb went off about a half mile behind the house at 7:30 Saturday morning. When deputies arrived they found the man with an injured foot and two others.
  • Homeless woman charged in pipe bomb episode ($5 million bail in Pacheco, California)

    01/29/2011 8:06:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Martinez Gazette ^ | 1/27/11 | Greta Mart
    Homeless woman charged in pipe bomb episodeBy Greta Mart Staff Reporter January 27, 2011 A homeless woman arrested at her rented Pacheco storage unit for alleged possession of pipe bombs was charged this week with 10 felonies for allegedly possessing explosive devices. 40-year-old Debra Cole faces up to 65 years in prison if convicted on five charges of wrongful possession of an explosive device with the intent to injure and five counts of possession of an explosive device near a public place. She also faces enhancements of the charges due to prior felony convictions, according to police. On January 18,...
  • Man wielding pipe busts up beer delivery

    01/15/2011 5:16:42 AM PST · by csvset · 45 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 14 Jan 2011 | Jesse Garza
    A man wielding a metal pipe attacked a truckload of beer being delivered to a west side grocery store Friday afternoon, destroying about $2,000 worth of suds, police and witnesses said. While whacking at the cases of canned beer, the attacker scolded the deliverymen for bringing what he called poison into his neighborhood. Not everyone walking past Mid-Town Groceries at the time agreed with the man's characterization of the beer. Several passers-by helped themselves to some of the cases of beer as a deliveryman tried to talk the man into putting the pipe down. "He beat on the beer for...
  • Officials: Dad finds naked boy in daughter's room, hits him with pipe (Dad arrested)

    09/12/2008 4:05:35 PM PDT · by rawhide · 73 replies · 3,914+ views
    news-journalonline.com ^ | 9-12-08 | PATRICIO G. BALONA
    A Deltona father ended up in jail Thursday after finding his daughter's teenage boyfriend naked in the girl's bedroom and hitting him with a pipe, sheriff's officials said. Raul Colon, 45, didn't even know his daughter had a boyfriend -- or that the youngster had been sneaking into the home for more than a year. So when he heard noises coming from his daughter's room early Thursday and saw a naked stranger standing on the girl's bed, he swung a metal pipe he had taken from the garage, hitting the 15-year-old, according to a Volusia County sheriff's report. Colon was...
  • Fla. father whacks teen daughter's boyfriend with pipe after finding boy naked in her room

    09/12/2008 12:05:43 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 76 replies · 530+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/12/08 | AP
    An angry Deltona father whacked his teenage daughter's boyfriend with a metal pipe after finding the boy naked in his daughter's room. Authorities say the father, 45, didn't even know his daughter had a boyfriend or that the youngster had been sneaking into the home for more than a year. When he heard noises coming from his daughter's bedroom Thursday morning and saw a stranger standing naked on the girl's bed, he swung a metal pipe. He then chased the teen out the front door and called police.
  • No puffing allowed at pipe convention (Chicago - land of the not-so-free)

    05/03/2008 8:15:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 151+ views
    Moldova ^ | 5/04/08
    No puffing allowed at pipe convention The United States' largest gathering of pipe smokers is being held near Chicago but none are lighting up inside the convention center, aficionados lament. Illinois law requires pipe smokers attending the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show to retreat to a tent 15 feet away from the St. Charles convention center if they want to enjoy a puff or two, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. How would you like it if you went to a wine tasting and you couldn't taste the wine? asked Al Shinogle, 53, of Denver, who was smoking a hand-carved...
  • Highland Bagpipe Is A Recent Invention For Nostalgic Scotish Emigrés, Expert Claims

    04/19/2008 7:19:17 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,589+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-19-1008 | Patrick Sawer
    Highland bagpipe is a recent invention for nostalgic Scotish émigrés, expert claims By Patrick Sawer Last Updated: 9:34am BST 19/04/2008 Whisper it if you dare, but the age-old Highland bagpipe - beloved of sentimental Scots and American tourists in search of their Highland roots - is in fact a recent invention. Queen Victoria appointed a 'personal piper to the sovereign' A controversial new study has claimed that far from being the time-honoured instrument which led the clans into battle against the Auld Enemy, the bagpipe as we know it was developed in the early 1800s. It now seems that, like...
  • Pipe bomb locks down Ariz. nuclear plant

    11/03/2007 1:48:52 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 3 replies · 638+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 7:40 AM | CHRIS KAHN and AMANDA LEE MYERS
    WINTERSBURG, Ariz. - As authorities tried to understand why a contract worker would bring a pipe bomb to the nation's largest nuclear power plant, one thing was immediately clear: The security worked. Guards stopped Roger William Hurd, 61, at the entrance to the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station when they spotted the bomb. He was detained about a half mile from the containment domes where the nuclear material is stored. Officials pulled his security clearances and placed the facility on lockdown. ...
  • Giant Ocean Pipes a Quickfix to Warming?

    09/29/2007 8:19:39 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 61 replies · 248+ views
    The Times of India ^ | September 28, 2007 | Reuters
    (LONDON) -- A series of giant pipes in the oceans to mix surface and deeper water could be an emergency fix for the Earth's damaged climate system, the scientist behind the Gaia theory said on Wednesday. James Lovelock, whose Gaia hypothesis that Earth is a living entity has fuelled controversy for three decades, thinks the stakes are so high that radical solutions must be tried even if they ultimately fail. In a letter to the journal Nature, he proposes vertical pipes 100 to 200 meters long and 10 metres wide be placed in the sea, so that wave motion pumps...
  • Create jobs or create extremists, says Arab minister

    09/28/2007 3:46:48 PM PDT · by Flavius · 20 replies · 159+ views
    ft ^ | 9/27/07 | September 28 2007
    Business and social entrepreneurs need to take urgent action to create 80m jobs for young people in the Middle East and north Africa over the next decade to stop them falling prey to extremists, Mohammed Al Gergawi, minister of state for cabinet affairs in the United Arab Emirates, said on Friday. Mr Al Gergawi told the final day of the Clinton Global Initiative “either we have in the next ten years 80m productive young people…or we have 80m radical extremists in the Middle East.”
  • Now on eBay: Saadam Hussein Meershaum Pipe - Never Used!

    01/06/2007 10:28:36 PM PST · by Redcloak · 6 replies · 544+ views
    More "It" from eBay! ^ | Jan-02-07 18:12:39 PST | Unknown artist
    Saadam Hussein Meershaum Pipe - Never Used! Item number: 140070667795 View larger picture Starting bid: US $500.00  End time: 20 hours 12 mins ( Jan-07-07 18:12:39 PST) Shipping costs: FREEStandard Flat Rate Shipping Service Service to United States Ships to: United States Item location: Pepperell, MA, United States History: 0 bids You can also: Get alerts via Text message, IM or Cell phoneSell one like this Listing and payment details:   HideShow Starting time: Jan-02-07 18:12:39 PST Starting bid: US $500.00 Duration: 5-day listing Payment methods: PayPal See details Meet the seller Seller: deluca9130 ( 0 ) Member: since Nov-13-05 in United...
  • Michigan: Hospitals require workers be smoke-free (More hard news for smokers)

    09/30/2006 8:41:28 AM PDT · by SheLion · 269 replies · 3,108+ views
    woodtv.com ^ | Sep 28, 2006
    GRAND RAPIDS -- Spectrum Health and Saint Mary's Health Care will require all their employees to not use tobacco at any time during their work shift beginning January 1. The staffs of both hospitals will need to arrive without smelling of smoke, and they can't use any tobacco products until they leave hospital property after their shift. Metro Health is also joining in the Smoke-Free Work Day Every Day campaign. In 2003, the Grand Rapids hospitals became the first in the country to jointly declare their hospital campuses smoke-free. Today, more than 30 Michigan hospitals have smoke-free campuses. This...
  • Washington: Smoking Ban Crippling Local Casinos

    09/30/2006 3:20:05 AM PDT · by SheLion · 69 replies · 2,261+ views
    kirotv.com ^ | August 16, 2006 | Chris Halsne
    SEATTLE -- Non-tribal casinos have already lost tens of millions of dollars because of Washington’s new indoor smoking ban. A new financial study, conducted by our own KIRO Team 7 Investigators, discovers taxpayers could loose millions as well. Card-rooms, charity bingo halls, and some bars and restaurants are required to report financial information to the state every year. The state hasn't had a chance to look at the figures since the smoking ban took effect. I have. It looks like "no smoking" means economic devastation for the non-tribal gaming industry. If there was ever any doubt that gamblers are also...
  • Snapshot - Smoking Ban Impact on Bars/Bowling Centrs

    09/28/2006 9:12:24 PM PDT · by SheLion · 107 replies · 4,018+ views
    congress.org ^ | 28 September 2006 | Darnet Dawn
    Following are actual statistics reflecting examples of the negative impact upon individual businesses following the recently instituted smoking ban ordinances, effective in Springfield, Illinois and surrounding unincorporated Sangamon County this September 15, 2006 (less than two weeks ago). When small businesses account for about two-thirds of our country's economic growth and new jobs, it is difficult to comprehend elected officials' reasoning in voting to implement an intrusive ordinance which will hurt those same business owners. A restaurant owner who does not permit smoking will see it as a violation of his property rights if a coalition uses the political...
  • Smoking ban raises problems for nursing homes

    09/26/2006 12:45:51 AM PDT · by SheLion · 196 replies · 6,066+ views
    Ft Wayne.com ^ | Sep. 24, 2006
    Delaware County's ban on smoking in most work places has become a problem for some nursing homes, which are both work places for employees and homes for the residents. The smoking ordinance does not prevent people from smoking in their homes, but it does ban smoking in most public buildings and work spaces. If a nursing home bans smoking, they could lose federal funding for failing to comply with regulations, but if they allow smoking they could face fines or a lawsuit from the county health department, officials said. Federal regulations state that if a nursing home changes its...