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When the military and private clients need snow, they go to Florida

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Dressed in winter parkas, boots and gloves, engineers for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. used trucks equipped with special sensors, computers and weights as they drove wide circles through a snow-packed field in 10-degree weather on a recent afternoon. Scientists from the Akron, Ohio-based tire maker traveled nearly 1,000 miles in search of the cold and snowy conditions needed for the early September testing. They found what they were looking for in the Florida Panhandle. The test engineers spent their…

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July 4th Weekend is brought to you by these lobbyists and political organizations

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It doesn’t get much more American than the Fourth of July. After all, the holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was then 239 years go our founders took great personal risk to declare their independence, and created this democratic republic out of their blood, sweat, and philosophical determination. The politics of 1776 were void of “registered lobbyists” but the things that we associate with Independence Day today, however — trips to recreational locales, beer &  spirits and even…

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Charlie Justice, Rick Kriseman call on Crist to get Raytheon to act

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Angry that legislation they proposed on the issue was killed, two state representatives on Saturday called on Gov. Charlie Crist to become personally involved in the proposed cleanup of contaminated groundwater under a now-closed Raytheon plant and surrounding neighborhoods. State Sen. Charlie Justice and state Rep. Rick Kriseman sponsored legislation that would require companies to notify nearby property owners and public officials about pollutants. The bill was designed so no one would be kept in the dark about such contaminants,…

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Charlie Justice and Rick Kriseman: ‘We have waited long enough’ on Raytheon

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Two local lawmakers are calling on the state’s top environmental watchdog to take immediate action on the Raytheon pollution plume in St. Petersburg. In a letter today to Michael Sole, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, state Sen. Charlie Justice said, “we have waited long enough for action to be taken. To be told that we will have to wait generations for our neighborhoods to be safe is unacceptable.” In his letter to Sole today, state Rep. Rick…

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Charlie Justice and Rick Kriseman: ‘We have waited long enough’ on Raytheon

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Two local lawmakers are calling on the state’s top environmental watchdog to take immediate action on the Raytheon pollution plume in St. Petersburg. In a letter today to Michael Sole, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, state Sen. Charlie Justice said, “we have waited long enough for action to be taken. To be told that we will have to wait generations for our neighborhoods to be safe is unacceptable.” In his letter to Sole today, state Rep. Rick…

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