While you might not use that obsolete video game system, old TV or outdated appliance, there is somebody who has a use for it. John Patterson, a recycling expert and owner of the Madison franchise of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, hopes to fill four large trucks with 8,000 pounds of unused electronics and appliances on Sunday so they don't end up in a landfill and are recycled properly.Patterson will collect unused electronics and appliances from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army of Dane County, 3030 Darbo Drive. Patterson will also provide tips on sorting junk, starting at-home recycling systems and can also share information on area recycling resources. … [Read more...] about Madison junk expert hopes to collect thousands of pounds of your old electronics on Earth Day
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Food Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Tamar Haspel by Tamar Haspel Email the author April 19 at 10:00 AM Email the author A New York City market advertises the acceptance of food stamps (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) You know food policy’s gone mainstream when Moby opines about it in the Wall Street Journal. And boy, did he take a beating. The musician’s op-ed, which suggested that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) … [Read more...] about Moby caught flak for saying food stamps shouldn’t pay for junk food. But he’s right.
Under Trump administration plans, the Commerce Department would be the leading U.S. agency in tracking space objects and alerting space users to potential collisions, taking over a role traditionally handled by the Air Force.The agency would also assume responsibility for tracking space debris while also devising new, best practices to coordinate the coming profusion of thousands more commercial platforms operating in space.The Air Force currently tracks space objects larger than 10 cm and issues alerts to satellite operators - and other nations - about potential collisions. Over time, the Commerce Department would take over space traffic oversight to provide traffic management and situational awareness for objects, Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday during a speech at the Space Symposium, a major annual military-industrial space conference held in Colorado Springs, Colo.That task is growing increasingly important. Newer, lower-cost technologies and launch systems, along with venture … [Read more...] about America wants to be a traffic cop for satellites and space junk
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print COMEDIAN Steven Wright has a great line in one of his routines. “You can’t have everything,” he says. “Where would you put it?” I think I have the answer, at least at my house. It’s called a junk drawer. I don’t know that a junk drawer is required of home ownership, but I’ll bet that every home in America has one. Maybe at your house you call it something else. It’s the one place you put stuff you can’t throw away and can’t explain keeping. Playing cards, batteries, duct tape and nails...just some of the items unearthed in a typical 'junk drawer.' ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge Decades after we first started tossing things in it, the junk drawer has become a journal of sorts, a nuts and bolts collection of debris that in an odd way tells the story of a life and a marriage. A year after my wife’s passing, I finally decided to pull out the junk drawer and … [Read more...] about The kitchen drawer that’s always ‘junk and disorderly’
Over a recent lunch, a friend in the restaurant real estate business marveled over the fact that in Denver, restaurateurs tend to fight for the same forty core Denver spaces. This is baffling, he pointed out, because that not only means those restaurateurs are paying a premium for their rent, but also because they’re fighting for crowds thinned by immense surrounding competition. More perplexing, he continued, is that it’s not that restaurant real estate is exactly sparse: “There are so many other neighborhoods in this city that are dying for a good restaurant,” he noted.Perhaps to illustrate his point, he’d taken me to a place near the border of Denver and Englewood, which served a fairly ordinary menu of pizzas and salads and yet was commanding a crowd that rivaled downtown hot tickets with prime locations — for a weekday mid-day meal. I had the chance to ponder this conversation again when I hit Cochino Taco for happy hour. Owner Johnny Ballen … [Read more...] about The Happiest Hour: Cochino Commands a Crowd With Junk Food-ified Snacks