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Fun With Road Signs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 03, 2013

Fun With Road Signs

While running the Emerald City Half Marathon in Dublin, Ohio, in late August, I managed to pass the miles by reading the amusing signs spectators made to cheer on friends and family – and the funny signs that some runners ...

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Wisconsin texting champ urges drivers to put down phones

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 12, 2013

Wisconsin texting champ urges drivers to put down phones

Wisconsin teenager and two-time LG U.S. National Texting Champion Austin Wierschke is advocating for drivers to put their mobile phones away while behind the wheel, the Appleton Post-Crescent reported. The 18-year-old has won titles for his texting abilities like speed, accuracy ...

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“No highway expansion,” says Wisconsin lobby

John Latta - Apr 10, 2013

“No highway expansion,” says Wisconsin lobby

Here’s a plea to stop building new highway lane miles in Wisconsin. Hmm. The new communications era (NCE) allows all sorts of people and groups to take their case directly to the public, sometimes in a clumsy, amateurish way, but often, as ...

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Cat completes Bucyrus acquisition

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 11, 2011

Caterpillar Inc. has completed its acquisition of Bucyrus International Inc., the company publicly announced on July 11. Caterpillar funded the acquisition, valued at about $8.8 billion (including net debt), using cash from its balance sheet and debt. The company did not ...

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Dirty Job's Mike Rowe launches AEM campaign

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 29, 2010

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” joined forces today in Washington, D.C. for the launch of I Make America, a national grassroots campaign to promote U.S. manufacturing jobs through infrastructure ...

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Missouri receives $31 million for high-speed rail projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2010

Missouri was awarded $31 million for high-speed rail projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus." “We are very pleased. This is the best news we could have hoped for given the extreme competition for rail funding,” ...

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