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Editors Blog
The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

Murphy's Law: A/C Units Lack Self-Esteem

September 22, 2008
Maslow would tell you that the problem with air conditioners is that they are suffering from low self-worth. They might be comfortable, safe, and well-fed, but heat pumps are kicking their butts!
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Taking Care of Business: Time to Play Fantasy HVAC

September 22, 2008
Don’t laugh, there are lots of other fantasy games besides sports. With so much interest in fantasy-anything, what’s to stop people from playing FantasyHVAC®?
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No Time to Play Possum

September 19, 2008
Don't be wild-eyed from this week's wild ride on Wall Street.
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Taking Care of Business: I Left My Heart in Bogue Chitto...

September 18, 2008
It probably won’t rival Tony Bennett’s classic, but it is eye-catching. I have a new favorite name for a U.S. town. Bogue Chitto is located in east/central Mississippi.
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Murphy's Law: How Much Does a Furnace Cost?

September 16, 2008
Heating and cooling accounts for about 30 percent of electricity consumption and about 70 percent of gas consumption, according to a UC Berkeley study.
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Powell's Ponderings: More Head Scratching Ahead

September 15, 2008
An industry type who wishes to remain anonymous for the time being has been in touch with me regarding a series of stories on some ways to deal with difficult issues facing the industry.
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Skaer-Tactics: Grainger Steps up to the Tech Shortage Plate

September 15, 2008
For the rest of this year, I am going to make a concerted effort, via this blog, to bring some positive news regarding this industry. In truth, I do not have to dig deep.
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Taking Care of Business: Failure to Lunch

September 8, 2008
A poor diet can become a real problem, especially for business owners. The high cost of medical insurance should be enough to scare employers into action.
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Murphy's Law: Best Makers in HVAC Winners

September 8, 2008
On July 14, I issued a challenge to all makers of food and grog to send me their best offerings. The NEWS now proudly announces the winners in all categories.
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Powell's Ponderings: Is It Really That Simple?

September 4, 2008
Regulation of refrigerant production and costs of sulfur have been said to be the prime culprits for the rising costs of R-22. The price spikes in gasoline/diesel is another question.
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