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Feb 02,2007
Conference Focuses on Aligning Teacher Education, Assessment and Professional Development with 21st Century Learning Outcomes More than 170 educational stakeholders will gather in Berkeley, California, on February 1-2 with the goal of accelerating the pace of educational reform to support student learning in the 21st century. Representatives from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and from the core curricular areas of English, Geography, Math, Science and Social Studies will explore how 21st century skills ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Style advice for brides-to-be from Alfred Angelo designer Michael Shettel Spring is approaching and for many women it is the best reason in the world to go shopping. For some lucky women, a bridal gown is on the shopping list. A wedding gown is a once- in-a-lifetime purchase, and even the most experienced shopper may find herself a bit overwhelmed. "Relax," advises Michael Shettel, head of design for Alfred Angelo, a leading bridal wear ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
One middle-aged man was laid off and chose to retire. The other had a house full of yarn. Their circumstances evolved into one of the most successful yarn stores in the world. Alex Nikifortchuk met Steve Katinsky, a Los Angeles investor, when he managed online entertainment sites. The two men teamed up to build an online yarn store that serves knitters throughout the world. See www.yarnmarket.com "Yarnmarket has grown from dozen orders a day in ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Consumers Will Have Option to Choose Cleaner Models as the Popularity of This Alternative Home Heating Source Grows Beginning this spring, consumers will be able to select cleaner burning outdoor wood-fired hydronic heaters (OWHHs) to heat their homes, thanks to a new partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the furnace manufacturers. The voluntary program, announced Monday, called the EPA Outdoor Wood-fired Hydronic Heater Program, is expected to reduce OWHH emissions sooner ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Agency disclosure is a mouthful --  tough to say, and tougher still to figure out who represents whom in a real estate transaction.Seller brokers, also known as listing brokers or conventional brokers, typically represent homeowners. They sign a listing agreement (which is negotiable) with the seller outlining the details of their relationship. In essence, seller brokers generally agree to be the sole agent for a property. They agree to do their best to sell a ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Waterford Wedgwood USA, Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. will collaborate to develop a new bridal and tabletop line. The line will be available in early 2008 exclusively at Macy's in the United States, and through macys.com, as part of the Martha Stewart Collection assortment of products, the three companies announced Monday. Martha Stewart design teams will oversee and direct the creation of this upscale tabletop and giftware line, which will include casual and ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
The All-New TAILGATE PARTY is the One-Stop-Shop for Puppy-Partying-Fun Superbowl Sunday's best gridiron battle no longer takes place between sweaty men in pads and helmets; it's puppies unleashed! Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl III, premieres on Sunday, February 4, from 3-6 PM (ET/PT). Get in the game with tackles, fumbles and fouls from playful pups that just can't get enough of the action. Frolicking kittens return for an all-new edition of the Bissell Kitty Half-time ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Several changes in tax legislation took place in 2006, and consumers may not be aware of what is new for this filing season. As taxpayers receive their tax information, they should familiarize themselves with a few important provisions to make the most of their 2006 tax refund opportunities. Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) outlines some of these changes below. Recent court decisions have permitted a one-time refund of previously collected federal telephone excise ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems Supplies Turbochargers for New Audi 1.8-Liter TFSI Engine Family Audi's recently launched 1.8-liter TFSI engine was developed in close cooperation with BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems. The new engine continues the collaboration that built Audi's award-winning 2.0-liter TFSI engine - the first to combine turbocharging with gasoline direct injection worldwide - and represents the starting point for a completely new sporty and efficient world engine family. "BorgWarner's innovative turbocharger ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
SUV Owners Group Releases New Consumer Towing Guide The shift in consumer preference to SUVs and light trucks for family transportation was driven not just by the desire for better comfort and safety -- since 1970 fuel economy mandates that resulted in downsized vehicles caused 99 percent of cars to lose their ability to tow basic recreational equipment, Sport Utility Vehicle Owners of America (SUVOA) announced today. "The gutting of car towing capacity should ... [full story]
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