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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?

Powell's Ponderings: 13 SEER and R-22

September 26, 2008
My now almost two-year-old home has already been glorified in a story when I wrote a column about it some time ago as having a 13 SEER air conditioner running on R-22.
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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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