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  • A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 Pluses

    08/23/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    iFixIt ^ | August 23, 2016 | BY JULIA BLUFF
    People all over the world mail their broken iPhones to microsoldering specialist Jessa Jones. Aided by powerful microscopes and precision soldering irons, experts like Jessa pluck tiny chips off logic boards, swap them for new ones, and resurrect devices over which AppleÂ’s Genius Bar would say a eulogy.Jessa can fix practically anything. But these days, she spends most of her time fixing just one thing. Because every single month, more and more iPhone 6 and (especially) 6 Plus devices show up at her shop, iPad Rehab, with the same problem: a gray, flickering bar at the top of the display...
  • Automakers Say You Don’t Really Own Your Car

    04/22/2015 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    EFF is fighting for vehicle owners’ rights to inspect the code that runs their vehicles and to repair and modify their vehicles, or have a mechanic of their choice do the work. At the moment, the anti-circumvention prohibition in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act arguably restricts vehicle inspection, repair, and modification. If EFF is successful then vehicle owners will be free to inspect and tinker, as long as they don’t run afoul of other regulations, such as those governing vehicle emissions, safety, or copyright law. Most of the automakers operating in the US filed opposition comments through trade associations, along...
  • Improvise! Adapt! Overcome!

    08/15/2014 9:34:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • O-Care data hub to go dark for repairs (routine maintenance Saturday night to Tuesday morning)

    11/09/2013 5:04:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Elise Viebeck
    ObamaCare's federal data hub will undergo routine maintenance from Saturday night to Tuesday morning, temporarily preventing from verifying if users are eligible for premium tax credits. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made the announcement Friday, saying the hub will be offline for work on its connection to the Internal Revenue Service. The disruption will not prevent users from otherwise completing applications for coverage on the federally run exchanges, CMS communications director Julie Bataille said. is usually taken down for maintenance overnight and during the weekends. Federal health officials say the disconnections are necessary as they...
  • Screen problem with Nexus 7

    09/22/2013 7:10:04 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 14 replies
    me ^ | me
    My son's Nexus 7 has developed several lines that run across the screen. They are on the side that has the power/volume buttons. The screen is not cracked nor scratched. I have tried doing a system reboot, but the problem remains. We just bought it in April, so I suppose it still has a warranty. I have no idea if we still have the receipt or box though. My son says that he didn't drop it, but who knows? Any ideas on what the problem might be? I tried google searching but didn't have much luck. Most of the links...
  • Bay Bridge repair could cost $5M to $10M

    05/08/2013 11:50:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 11:05 a.m.
    The rods connect steel earthquake safety devices to the deck of the bridge and a large concrete cap. They snapped while being tightened in March.
  • Credit Repair Services (Help please)

    11/08/2012 6:27:43 PM PST · by VastRWCon · 59 replies
    Hello Freepers, asking for help from the smartest people I know of. My daughter got into a lot of credit problems, and well dear old dad is trying to help her out. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good reliable credit repair company. I am not so interested as cleaning up her credit as I am in getting all the different bills that she owes into a single monthly payment so that they can all be paid in full. Yes there are a lot.
  • USS Miami (SSN-755) Will Cost $400 Million To Repair

    06/05/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | June 5 2012 | Staff
    An early estimate from the Navy puts the price tag for repairs of a fire-damaged submarine in the range of about $400 million, a figure that suggests the nuclear-powered USS Miami will be repaired instead of scrapped, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said Tuesday. Pingree, a member of the Housed Armed Services Committee, released the estimate a day after becoming the first member of Congress to see the damage inside the USS Miami, which was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for an overhaul when the fire broke out on May 23.
  • Nikon to Stop Making Parts Available to Unauthorized Camera Repair Shops

    02/20/2012 11:06:31 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies · 1+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | swampsniper
    In mid-January, Nikon sent an letter out to independent camera repair technicians across the US, informing them that “it will no longer make repair parts available for purchase by repair facilities that have not been authorized by Nikon Inc. to perform camera repairs.” After July 13th, 2012, unauthorized repair shops will no longer be able to repair Nikon cameras
  • Statewide property taxes see smallest increase in 15 years, tax research group says

    01/15/2012 6:21:05 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1-15-12 | Wisconsin State Journal Staff
    Wisconsin's total statewide property taxes are up .3 percent in 2012 — the smallest increase in 15 years, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers' Alliance. The nonprofit tax research organization said the tax increase is small this year because the school levy, the largest part of a property owner's bill, dropped 1 percent. State-imposed revenue limits were the main cause for the reduction, the group said. The last time property taxes were held to such a small increase was in 1996-97, when the state used $1 billion in state tax revenues to "buy down" local school property-tax levies, the group said....
  • Mpls. gives bad repair advice

    06/08/2011 7:54:59 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies · 1+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 6-8-11 | RANDY FURST
    Until alerted to the problem, city of Minneapolis posted a list of suggested tornado-repair contractors that included 22 that were unlicensed. After warning North Side tornado victims to avoid "unlicensed, unscrupulous contractors," Minneapolis officials failed to take their own advice and circulated a list that included 22 companies that were not licensed to perform home repairs
  • Japan: Freshwater Injected, High-Radiation Water Leaks In Nuke Crisis

    03/25/2011 9:07:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 03/26/11
    Saturday, March 26, 2011 Freshwater Injected, High-Radiation Water Leaks In Nuke Crisis TOKYO (Kyodo)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it has begun injecting freshwater into the No. 1 and No. 3 reactor cores at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to enhance cooling efficiency, although highly radioactive water was found leaking possibly from both reactors as well as the No. 2 reactor. The latest efforts to bring the troubled reactors at the plant under control are aimed at preventing crystallized salt from seawater already injected from forming a crust on the fuel rods and hampering smooth water circulation, thus diminishing...

    03/23/2011 12:24:07 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    SELF | March 23, 2011 | swampsniper
    I finished another project tonight. This Minolta X9 has been sitting in a project drawer until I got time to mess with it. A capacitor triggers the shutter and also regulates shutter speed. Blown capacitors are common on the X9s, Minolta seems to havw bought a big batch of bad ones.. The new capacitor shouldn't have that problem.It's a simple soldering job for young hands and young eyes, which I don't have! I finally figured out a workaround and got her done! The X9 is a later generation than my XG-M, lots more plastic but it has some nice features...
  • Press Conference on Budget Repair Developments (Wisc. Gov. Walker)

    02/19/2011 8:51:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/19/11 | Gov. Walker, Wisconsin
    Governor Walker holds a press conference on the latest developments with the budget repair bill.
  • Vanity: Home repair: Clogged washing machine inlet

    10/01/2010 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 10-1-2010 | Frantzie
    Any tips on how to fix a clogged washing machine?
  • Attention Auto Makers: Bring Back Chrome Bumpers!

    07/11/2010 2:36:41 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 57 replies
    Notice anything missing on many of today's new automobiles? How about sturdy chrome front and rear metal bumbers?!Plastic bumpers with a styrofoam inside. What does that protect against! Forget the chrome, many of todays new vehicles don't even have bumpers. Instead, their front end just sticks out a little more. Like the ones pictured in a new car lot below:Your off to work early in the morning before the sun comes up. At 5:30 in the morning the parking lot is nearly empty. The sun is just now coming up. For a split second you get "blinded" by the sun. In that second,...
  • Troops repair, open key thoroughfare bridge

    03/02/2010 5:32:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 136+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Cory Grogan, USA
    CAMP ADDER – The Rutbah Bridge, a key link between Iraq and Jordan damaged by terrorist attack, is now operational again thanks to a dedicated group of Soldiers here.Bravo Company, 141st Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team has worked on the Rutbah Bridge on Main Service Route Mobile near Camp Adder for two years. The bridge recently reopened well ahead of schedule thanks to the hard work of the dedicated Soldiers involved. 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team photo. The exceptional efforts of Bravo Company, 141st Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team in opening the bridge benefits...
  • High-tech vehicles pose trouble for some mechanics

    12/26/2009 7:35:28 PM PST · by DemforBush · 56 replies · 2,220+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/26/09 | DAISY NGUYEN
    LOS ANGELES – A sign inside the Humming Motors auto repair shop says, "We do the worrying so you don't have to." These days, owner David Baur spends a lot of time worrying in his full-service garage near downtown Los Angeles. As cars become vastly more complicated than models made just a few years ago, Baur is often turning down jobs and referring customers to auto dealer shops. Like many other independent mechanics, he does not have the thousands of dollars to purchase the online manuals and specialized tools needed to fix the computer-controlled machines...
  • Shaykh Gets Down to Repair Business

    05/05/2009 5:46:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Amanda Tucker, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
    Iraqis work for an Iraqi non-tactical vehicle oil station on Joint Base Balad. The car maintenance agreement between the Iraqi company and the American government is the first of its kind to work inside a military base. Photo by Pfc. Amanda Tucker, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). JOINT BASE BALAD — Shaykh Shehab Ahmed Saleh Altmime has been running a non-tactical vehicle business here since August 2008, employing local nationals while providing a service to military members on base."As reward of my work and my sincerity ... [a] contract was signed between the Iraqi non-tactical vehicle oil station and Joint Base...
  • Hawaii Dept. of Land and Nat. Res. said bridge rep. would cost $4 mil. Residents complete for free.

    04/12/2009 9:46:32 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 7 replies · 893+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | April 12, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said bridge repair would cost $4 million and take two years. Hawaii residents complete for free.A bridge was damaged on the island of Kauai by flooding. The Hawaii state Department of Land and Natural Resources told residents it would cost $4 million and take two years to come up this the money. The residents completed the repair with donated materials and labor in only eight days. This is a great example of government bureaucracy vs. private sector initiative.
  • Mall Repair Funds Cut From Stimulus Package (Best Hussein spin put on total destruction)

    01/28/2009 9:15:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 514+ views
    Link only - Mall Repair Funds Cut From Stimulus Package
  • US has a 'lot of damage to repair': Clinton

    01/27/2009 12:11:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,020+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States has "a lot of damage to repair" to its standing around the world after eight years of President George W. Bush, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. "The (new) approach to the world is one that we know is in the interests of our country going forward, and I have had that reinforced time and again with the all phone calls that I've been making," Clinton told reporters. "There is a great exhalation of breath going on around the world as people express their appreciation for the new direction that is being...
  • NASA delays shuttle's February Hubble repair mission

    10/31/2008 1:07:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 268+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US space agency NASA said it had indefinitely delayed a February shuttle mission to repair the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, which was back in business after a four-week break to fix transmission problems. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration also announced the next shuttle launch for November 14, when an Endeavour mission will deliver more equipment to the International Space Station. The Hubble's instruments were suspended automatically on September 27 due to a technical problem with Side-A of its Science Data Formatter, a unit that stores and transmits data back to Earth. NASA's Hubble team switched the...
  • Army targets 8 bases for immediate barracks repairs after worldwide inspections

    05/10/2008 12:05:11 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 31 replies · 3,167+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/9/08 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The U.S. Army said Friday it will immediately repair barracks at eight facilities in the wake of inspection at bases worldwide. The inspections were done the last week of April and covered nearly 150,000 barracks rooms. They found that 45 repairs needed priority attention, including new heating and cooling equipment, repainting, mold removal and other work. Army Secretary Pete Geren has said that $248 million in emergency funds has been appropriated to fix problems found during the inspections. The Army on Friday identified eight installations that will get priority attention: Fort Polk, La.; Fort Gordon, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort...
  • Coalition Soldiers Repair Schools in Iraqi City

    04/25/2008 3:38:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 53+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, April 25, 2008 – After months of fighting, coalition forces in Arab Jabour, Iraq, have rid the area of al-Qaida in Iraq terrorists and have turned their attention to rebuilding the community. Army Capt. James Anthony, commander of Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, watches as children play at the Al-Alemia school in Arab Jabour, Iraq. Anthony and his company helped to rebuild the school. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Those efforts have opened numerous schools, water pumps and health clinics in Arab Jabour. The Islah School, Alula School and...
  • Government of Iraq Funds Critical Power Line Repairs

    03/22/2008 7:48:39 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 285+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Sean Riley, USA
    FOB HAMMER — Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, working with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity (MoE) representative, surveyed several damaged high-tension power line towers near al Durai’ya, March 17. The day prior, Lt. Col. Jack Marr, from Minneapolis, commander of 1-15th Inf. Regt., met with Iraqi Army leadership, the MoE, and Sheik Majid, the local Sons of Iraq (SoI) leader, to discuss repair of the towers. After surveying the site, the MoE agreed the government of Iraq would fund labor for the repairs and security for the laborers would be provided by SoI in the area. “Sheik Majid...
  • OK, any Freeper electronics repairmen,help me fix my stereo

    03/06/2008 9:53:06 AM PST · by GB · 30 replies · 524+ views
    I know what's wrong, I have the parts in hand to fix it, but I don't have the knowledge.
  • Any TV repairmen here?

    12/08/2007 7:44:22 PM PST · by GB · 41 replies · 75+ views
    My set's on the blink, was hoping some of my Freeper brethren who might be in the TV/electronics repair biz could help.
  • Gonzales vows to repair Justice's image

    07/23/2007 2:34:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 526+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he's staying at the Justice Department to try to repair its broken image, telling Congress in a statement released Monday he's troubled that politics may have played a part in hiring career federal prosecutors. Senators already skeptical of Gonzales' ability to lead the department were preparing to hammer him about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys and conflicts between his earlier statements and the testimony of a former aide. The attorney general's comments were included in 26 pages of prepared testimony released on the eve of his scheduled appearance before the Senate Judiciary...
  • Vanity: Calling all Freeper auto mechanics, no air coming out of panel vent on van

    07/08/2007 10:17:08 AM PDT · by GB · 19 replies · 345+ views
    The panel vent on my van's A/C has stopped working, it's hot down here in the South, and I wanted to see if any of my mechanically-adept Freeper brethren could give me some guidance here.
  • Space sewing kit may be used for repair

    06/12/2007 7:33:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,522+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/12/07 | Juan A. Lozano - ap
    HOUSTON - Atlantis astronauts may use a sewing kit normally reserved for spacesuits to repair a peeled-back thermal blanket near the spacecraft's tail, NASA managers said Tuesday. The shuttle astronauts' 11-day mission was extended Monday by two days to allow time to fix the thermal blanket, which peeled during launch last week. No final decision has been made on when the repair, which covers a 4-by-6-inch area over an engine pod, will be made, or what repair technique will be used. Engineers have looked at using duct tape or other adhesives to secure the blanket, but are leaning toward a...
  • Soldiers Repair Bombed Out Bridge on Highway 1

    05/21/2007 7:53:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. Randall Baucom
    Soldiers Repair Bombed Out Bridge on Highway 1 Troops responded to attack in less than 36 hours. By Maj. Randall Baucom 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division Public Affairs Officer Multi-National Division, Baghdad CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 21, 2007 — Coalition Forces worked quickly to repair a bridge, damaged by insurgents, on a major Iraqi highway May 15. The southbound bridge on Highway 1, which spans the Grand Canal, was attacked by a suicide car bomber May 13. Soldiers from the 502nd Engineer Company, 565th Engineer Battalion, responded to the attack in less than 36 hours, linking up...
  • Troops Help Repair, Secure Baghdad Roadways(HeadhunterCo.; Road work by day, CBTSecurity by Night.)

    04/06/2007 5:45:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 1st Lt. Jason Conley
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, April 6, 2007 — While U.S. presence continues to increase throughout Baghdad neighborhoods, one unit has taken on the added responsibility of repairing and securing part of Baghdad’s road system. "The missions are difficult and a lot of planning is required, but the increased mobility and safety is worth it." U.S. Army 1st Lt. Maya Lowell Capt. Matthew Davis and his soldiers from Headquarters Company, 9th Engineer Battalion, spend their days conducting the tasks of repairing the task force’s fleet of vehicles, or providing fuel and logistical support at various locations around Baghdad. The “headhunter” company sets...
  • 'SeaBees' Repair Runway at Logistics 'Hub'

    12/11/2006 5:26:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lance Cpl. Ben Eberle
    'SeaBees' Repair Runway at Logistics 'Hub' Navy and Marine engineers focus on repairing vital runway By Lance Cpl. Ben Eberle 1st Marine Logistics Group CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2006 -- Camp Taqaddum is considered the logistics "hub" of Iraq due to its existing infrastructure and proximity to major supply routes, but the base's single runway has presented somewhat of a logistical challenge. Navy construction workers, or "SeaBees," and Marine combat engineers have responded by repairing 10 miles of concrete on Camp Taqaddum's flight line. They plan to have both base runways operational by Feb. 1, 2007. "It's the...
  • Engineers repair roadways to better Iraq

    10/18/2006 5:54:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 276+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Ryan L. Tomlinson
    Lance Cpl. Christopher T. Hart, 22, a combat engineer with 1st Platoon, Alpha Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) and a native of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., stirs a bucket of wet concrete before repairing a hole in the road while engaging in a route repair mission in Al Anbar Province. AL ASAD - They left the base toting a trailer stocked with cement, shovels, jackhammers and other road repair essentials destined to fix a problem faced by Coalition Forces and Iraqi civilians - big holes in the road. Combat engineers with...
  • Iraqis Disregard Threats to Repair Damaged Roads

    09/06/2006 6:58:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 318+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    Iraqis Disregard Threats to Repair Damaged Roads Local contractors disregarded terrorist threats to repair roads and allow Iraqis to travel uninhibited. U.S. Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq. Sept. 6, 2006 -- “Iraqis helping Iraqis” was the theme in the Rasheed district Aug. 25-28 as locals helped patch together a road that had been blown apart by terrorists. Local contractors disregarded terrorist threats and ventured out to repair the roads and allow Iraqis to travel uninhibited. “The workers did a great job and worked very hard for two days to complete this monumental task,” said Staff...
  • Is There Anyone That Does Same-Day On-Site Laptop Repair?

    07/24/2006 11:39:24 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 257+ views
    myself | 7/24/2006 | Pyro7480
    Recently, the DVD-ROM/CD-R drive on my laptop broke. The mechanism that ejects the tray broke, and now, the tray doesn't shut properly. I tried calling Best Buy's repair service, but they told me that they do not do on-site laptop repair. As I researched the topic on the Internet, I noticed that I couldn't find any repair company that did on-site repair. (I live in Fairfax Country, Virginia). Is this a general policy of most computer repair companies?
  • ‘Go To’ Guys Repair Vehicles

    07/06/2006 4:52:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 318+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Waine D. Haley
    Spc. Stacy Harms, mechanic and tow truck driver-operator, 3rd Special Troops Battalion motor pool, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and a Deerfield, Kan., native, unloads a damaged M1114 Humvee he retrieved from outside Forward Operating Base Speicher. U.S. Army photo by Waine D. Haley ‘Go To’ Guys Repair Vehicles Two 101st Airborne Division mechanics have earned the respect of their peers through hard work and dedication. By Sgt. Waine D. Haley 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, July 6, 2006 -- Many units have a “go-to guy,” the cream-of-the-crop, the guy who can get it done,...
  • Marine combat engineers repair Iraq's roadways

    05/31/2006 4:48:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 306+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Stephen Holt
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 31, 2006) -- The sound of a cement mixer breaks up the darkness on a lone Iraqi road near the city of Fallujah. Marines are working in what is known as "black out" condition - no light other than the moon and the occasional glimmer of a flashlight. It's 6 a.m. on May 24, and the lazing Iraqi sun will soon be rising. This is the time many Americans get up for work, but for the combat engineers of Charlie Company, they've already put in an eight-hour day. The Marines of Charlie Company, commonly referred to...
  • CA: Millions to repair schools untapped - Districts may fear they won't be repaid for work

    04/20/2006 9:08:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 313+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/20/06 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – The settlement of a landmark lawsuit two years ago created a $200 million state fund for emergency repairs in low-performing schools throughout California, but little of the money has been spent. Leaky roofs, broken toilets and other problems requiring urgent repair were cited in the suit. Only $247,000 has been spent from the fund – far less than the $30 million paid to attorneys in the suit. Some lawmakers think the fund, which is scheduled to grow by $200 million a year and reach $800 million by 2008, is not being used because school districts with tight budgets...
  • Logistics Marines keep Forerunners on the move and workspaces in repair

    03/06/2006 3:20:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 173+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Mar 5, 2006 | Cpl. Jonathan K. Teslevich
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Mar 5, 2006) -- Issues Marines face on a daily basis, which can lessen their quality of life and hinder their mission, include downed power generators, lights not turning on, mud bogs created by standing water and gear or personnel needing transportation. The Forerunners can turn to five talented, multi-tasking Marines with the logistics section of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, to solve these and other miscellaneous problems and tasks as they spring up. "We are responsible for the maintenance of five barracks, six hangars, the base ordnance building...
  • Troops' Repair Skills Critical to Mission, Lives

    11/02/2005 4:41:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Army Spc. Jon H. Arguello
    Troops' Repair Skills Critical to Mission, Lives Bravo Company soldiers are masters of all trades as they repair equipment rangingfrom air conditioning units to night vision goggles to weapons to vehicles. By U.S. Army Spc. Jon H. Arguello KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2005 — Few units in the United States Army are as diverse in their skill set as support battalions. The 173rd Support Battalion (Airborne), 173rd Brigade (Airborne) is no exception, especially Bravo Company. The company's best description would be general or miscellaneous support, but don't get the wrong impression. Bravo Company soldiers don't have a lot...
  • Soldiers rush supplies, repair canals after Hurricane Rita

    09/27/2005 4:43:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 349+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 27, 2005 | Pfc. Jacqueline M. Hawe
    LAFAYETTE, La. (Army News Service, Sept. 26, 2005) – Thousands of Soldiers are providing food and water to stranded residents along the Texas-Louisiana border following flooding from Hurricane Rita. Meanwhile, in New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers worked throughout the weekend to repair a breach in the Industrial Canal. About 400 huge sandbags and tons of rock, placed primarily with military helicopters, have stopped the inflow of water into the lower 9th Ward, officials reported. They said pumping operations have already begun to remove the floodwaters from the area. Less than 12 hours after Hurricane Rita struck the southwest...
  • Seabees Repair Naval Station Pascagoula, Community

    09/19/2005 4:51:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 491+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Margaret A. Peng
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (NNS) -- Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 based in Little Creek, Va., are clearing debris and performing repairs in local areas here affected by Hurricane Katrina. Water moccasins, metal rods, giant wood beams and mounds of debris were some of the challenges faced by CBMU 202 when they arrived on board Naval Station (NS) Pascagoula to help clear and repair damage caused by the hurricane. The Seabees involved in the Pascagoula operation include members of CBMU-202 from Little Creek, Va. and members of the CBMU-202 Detachment from Kings Bay, Ga. One of the priority projects...
  • CA: Governor joins levee repair campaign (including Pombo,other lawmakers)

    09/16/2005 9:35:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Stockton Record ^ | 9/16/05 | Hank Shaw
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday joined Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, and other federal lawmakers in urging Congress to help California repair its aging system of levees. Schwarzenegger, who is expected to announce today his bid for a full term as governor, wants an additional $90 million for levee repairs from a federal government that has a history of failing to show California the money. The hope is to prevent a New Orleans-like disaster in the streets of Stockton and Sacramento. "Many parts of our Central Valley have significantly lower levels of flood protection than similar areas in the...
  • LA Levee Eng.: No Amt will make present levees safe!

    09/12/2005 6:48:20 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 91 replies · 1,697+ views
    9/12/05 | Me
    Did yo hear the interview with the engineer whp has been working on the Levees for a long time, discussing why the Levees busted, what it would cost to fix them and how.. And hear him say, that no amount of repair or "u[grading of the present New Orlkeans Levee system, will ever be able to protect the city from a force 5 or 4 class Hurricane? Basically said that the whole levee system would have to be redesigned and built anew to be able to properly protect the city from a future reoccurance, and his optimistic estimate with all...
  • At least 17 SSVEC employees begin voyage today to Louisiana to help repair power lines

    08/31/2005 8:02:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | unattributed
    SIERRA VISTA - Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative crews are planning to head to the Gulf Coast today to help make repairs to power lines in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area. The effort is in response to a plea from utilities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, where the hurricane caused an estimated $25 billion in damage - destroying homes and businesses, flooding the city of New Orleans and leaving more than a million people without power. On Tuesday, Jack Blair, chief marketing officer for the cooperative, said 17 employees from Willcox, Benson and Sierra Vista were tentatively scheduled to go...
  • Astronaut May Face Another Shuttle Repair

    08/03/2005 4:12:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 748+ views | AP ^ | 8/03/05 | Marcia Dunn
    SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - With a gentle tug of his gloved right hand, Discovery astronaut Stephen Robinson removed two worrisome pieces of filler material from the shuttle's belly Wednesday in an unprecedented space repair job that drew a big sigh of relief from NASA. But he may have to go out again to fix yet another trouble spot. Robinson was barely back inside the shuttle and out of his spacesuit when Mission Control informed the crew there was a chance that a fourth spacewalk might be needed Friday to deal with a torn thermal blanket below a cockpit window....
  • AP: Shuttle repair successful - Unprecedented shuttle repair a success

    08/03/2005 9:15:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,286+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/05 | Pam Easton - AP
    SPACE CENTER, Houston - A spacewalking astronaut gently pulled two potentially dangerous strips of protruding filler from Discovery's tile belly with his gloved hand Wednesday, successfully completing an unprecedented emergency repair. Astronaut Stephen Robinson said both pieces came out easily during the spacewalk, which lasted six hours. He did not have to use a makeshift hacksaw put together in orbit that he brought along just in case. "That came out very easily, probably even less force," Robinson said of the second piece. "I don't see any more gap filler. ... I'm doing my own inspection here. It is a very...
  • Astronaut to Employ Ingenuity in Repair

    08/02/2005 7:41:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 861+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/2/05 | Marcia Dunn - AP
    SPACE CENTER, Houston - Employing the kind of NASA ingenuity seen during Apollo 13, an astronaut prepped for an emergency repair job on Discovery's exterior Wednesday with forceps, scissors and a hacksaw fashioned out of a blade and a little duct tape. Stephen Robinson's mission was to remove two short pieces of filler material that were sticking out of the shuttle's belly. NASA feared the material could lead to a repeat of the 2003 Columbia tragedy during Discovery's re-entry next week. Astronauts have never ventured beneath an orbiting shuttle before, and have never attempted repairs to the fragile thermal skin...