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Open-drive chillers offer many advantages

September 14, 2000
The article on open-drive chiller maintenance, authored by Jim Parsnow of Carrier Corp. (The News, April 26), appears to be based substantially on outdated information and perceptions of open-drive technology.
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Flying fruit teaches teamwork in Ohio vo-tech school

September 14, 2000
The construction of the Polaris pumpkin launcher, known as the Polaris Pumpkin Eater, was originally intended to be a small project that would allow a few students to demonstrate the skills they had acquired in their program areas.
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Control of Electric Expansion Valves

September 13, 2000
There are two basic schemes for sensing superheat.
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Tort reform: So close and yet so far

September 13, 2000
Product liability reform, which came tantalizingly close to reality two years ago, may still be realized after the 2000 election.
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National skill standards can help employers and workers

September 13, 2000
More than ever, we compete in a global economy and we need to ensure that the education and skills of our workforce match those of competitive countries.
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Feds refuse to release documents on listeria outbreak

September 12, 2000
Although government officials were quick to hypothesize that dust from an air conditioning repair was the likely cause of the major listeria outbreak last December at Bil Mar Foods, Zeeland, Mich., there is still no proof after six months of investigation.
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The heat wave is causing us to sweat ... again

September 12, 2000
The higher temps in many areas of the country will undoubtedly bring a flood of articles about distraught customers, wallowing in steamy kitchens and fanning themselves on porches, impatiently awaiting visits from overworked service technicians.
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A reminder to protect your hearing

September 12, 2000
Ken Patkin, of Cool Tech Refrigeration, first told the industry about his experience with hearing loss in a letter published in The News March 11, 1996.
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Standardized tests succumb to government policy

September 12, 2000
The new devil is “disparate impact,” under which American life must be cleansed of its uneven texture in favor of a world rigidly stratified by the iron law of racial and gender proportionality.
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Technician certification: Vote with your checkbooks

September 11, 2000
The recent merger of hvacr certification programs is such good news that we almost have trouble believing it.
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