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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?

Powell's Ponderings: Snow Woes

March 2, 2009
I think I know something about mechanical ice making. But I apparently don’t know much about mechanical snow making. Did you know it can get too cold to make snow artificially?
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Murphy's Law: NEWS in Fort Worth, Part 2

February 27, 2009
Upon arriving at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, expecting partly cloudy skies and 74°F weather, contractors attending the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) 41st Annual Convention and Indoor Air Expo were not too disappointed.
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Murphy's Law: The NEWS in Ft. Worth

February 24, 2009
Where does The NEWS go in the wintertime? Someplace warm, and as often as possible. I love the four seasons of the great white North, but there comes a time when a little warmth and sunshine does a body good.
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Powell's Ponderings: Reclaim Input Needed

February 23, 2009
A proposed rule by the EPA that would create about a 20 percent shortfall in supplies of R-22 as early as next year is stirring up even more calls for reclaim. So here’s the deal: I’m looking for feedback from you about your feelings on this whole reclaim issue.
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Five Tactics Your Competitors Are Using to Survive the 'New Normal'

February 23, 2009
I live and work in the rather sickly Detroit metropolitan market. Every time I drive by a flooring store, granite shop, plumbing showroom or contractor’s truck, I wonder how they are doing. What steps have they taken to cut costs? How long can they keep going if conditions don’t improve?
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Skaer-Tactics: In Praise of Geothermal Heat Pumps

February 18, 2009
More times than not this scenario occurs while attempting to relax on a plane. There’s always an inquisitive person sitting to the left (or right) who, after some small talk, wants to know what I do for a living.

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Murphy's Law: Unemployment Silver Lining

February 16, 2009
Yes, we all have heard that times are tough. For anyone who has lost a job, or who has had to lay people off, I know how you feel. Been there, done both.
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Skaer-Tactics: Yes, Chocolate Furnaces Exist

February 12, 2009
If you want to send a memorable gift for your special customers on Valentine’s Day, The NEWS was recently given an idea.
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Powell's Ponderings: Too Detached For My Own Good

February 9, 2009
I do crossword puzzles to keep my brain functioning beyond work hours and learn a bit more about matters beyond HVACR. But a recent puzzle had one word that really bogged me down - and it is embarrassing what that word was.
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Murphy's Law: World's Funniest HVAC Video

February 9, 2009
There is a lot of misinformation floating around about the R-22 transition. Go to www.achrnews.com/countdownto2010 to watch a funny video. It may not be ready for prime time TV on “The World’s Funniest Videos” but what you hear might shock you.
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