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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: Cold Caused By Global Warming?

December 23, 2008
Every time we get long doses of unseasonably cold weather, there are those who chuckle and say those who believe in global warming don’t know what they are talking about.
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I'm Dreaming of These Holiday Mergers

December 23, 2008
The recent spate of mergers caused me to wonder why we--the valued customers of these companies--were not consulted about their unions. I know we could pick better partners.
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Taking Care of Business: 12,000 AT&T Employees – Gone

December 22, 2008
The news today continues to get worse. More people are losing their jobs. And it affects our trade, too. Do you despair and long for the “good old days?” No, you have a business to run.
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Murphy's Law: HVAC at the Movies

December 22, 2008
HVAC is going Hollywood. Well almost. At least there is a boatload of HVAC videos at YouTube.com. Go online at YouTube.com and you will find a bunch of HVAC videos.
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Taking Care of Business: If You Can't Say Something Nice About Someone...

December 17, 2008
Part of a journalist’s dilemma, if you will, is knowing how to avoid crossing the line between responsible reporting and irresponsible reporting.
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Powell's Ponderings: Everybody Talking R-410A

December 15, 2008
In researching the R-410A project that will occupy a lot of space in The NEWS and its supplements throughout 2009, I was struck by how deep the topic was reaching into our industry.
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Skaer-Tactics: Will Green Prevail in Down Economy?

December 15, 2008
According to a national survey, America’s current financial slowdown could threaten to put the push for green on the back burner.
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Powell's Ponderings: Running RAC on Wind?

December 11, 2008
You know about all those wind turbines you see in many parts of this country. Their primary purpose is to generate electricity - as least when the wind is blowing.
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Murphy's Law: Go Retro

December 10, 2008
My kids like AC/DC; so did I when I was their age. One of them wears my 20-year-old sweatshirts - they’re called hoodies, now. Things that are old can be made new again. It’s the retro craze, and it even applies to HVAC.
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Taking Care of Business: Can We Add Service Tech to Job List?

December 8, 2008
I just read an article from a writer who claims there are five recession-proof industries. I won’t argue with the choices, but it also got me thinking that trades like HVACR are always going to be in demand.
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