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- Flywheel and Gas Turbine-Powered Hybrid Cars (Scientific American - Rosen and Castleman)
Describes a car powered by a flywheel and a gas turbogenerator. The authors intend to manufacture and sell the car. 03-06
- -07-25-05 Queen Goes Green for Windsor Castle (MSNBC News)
"Britainís Queen Elizabeth drew praise from environmental campaigners on Monday with an announcement that Windsor Castle is to be run partially by hydro-electric power."
"In 2000, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles was named as the 'most inspirational figure worldwide' by a panel of environmental magazines for his work in promoting green issues." 7-05 †
- Diabetes - Children with Children (CastleWeb.com)
Provides information on diabetes. 10-09
- Norman Castles (HistoryLearningSite.co.uk)
"The Normans were master castle builders. After 1066, England witnessed a massive castle building programme on the orders of William the Conqueror. First, motte and bailey castles were built. Once William had firmly established his rule in England, he built huge stone keep castles. By the time of Edward I, concentric castles were being built." 2-05
- Ancient Native Americans (Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - Connelly, Fee, and Kelly)
Provides a history of the Castle Rock Pueblo Indians. 6-02
- -11-03-05 House Republicans Propose Cutting Programs for the Poor (MSNBC News)
"The food stamp cuts in the House measure would knock nearly 300,000 people off nutritional assistance programs, including 70,000 legal immigrants, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office."
"About 40,000 children would lose eligibility for free or reduced-price school lunches, the CBO estimated."
"But some Republicans worry that social service cuts, though relatively small, might have outsized political ramifications, especially when Republicans move in the coming weeks to cut taxes for the fifth time in as many years. Those tax cuts, totaling $70 billion over five years, would more than offset the deficit reduction that would result from the budget cuts."
" 'The problem is the interrelationship between cutting taxes, which no matter what you do will be viewed as cutting taxes for the rich, and reducing programs for the poor,' said moderate Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-Del.). 'It's that simple.' " 11-05
- Teresa of Avila (ChristianityToday.com)
Provides a short biography. "She was hesitant to put her insights to paper and had to be ordered by her superiors to do so. Thankfully for later generations, she obeyed: her three works, Autobiography, Way of Perfection, and Interior Castle, contain some of the most profound insights into the spiritual life ever written." 06-06
- Patrick Swayze Dies at 57 (RottenTomatoes.com)
"Patrick Swayze, the versatile actor who starred in some of the biggest Hollywood hits of the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Sept. 14 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57."
"Swayze's big break was in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders (which was also a springboard for the likes of Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dilion, and Diane Lane, among others). As a lead, Swayze found success in the Cold War action flick Red Dawn and the ABC Civil War miniseries North and South." "
"However, it was the sleeper hit Dirty Dancing that propelled Swayze to the big time. Playing Johnny Castle, a blue collar dance instructor at a swanky Catskills hotel, Swayze proved himself to be a credible romantic lead; he also showed off some spiffy dance moves -- his mother Patsy is a choreographer -- and sang a song on the film's hit soundtrack, 'She's Like the Wind.' Swayze followed that commercial triumph with Road House, playing a philosophical bouncer; Ghost, as a dead man attempting to protect his girlfriend from harm; and Point Break, in which he lead a gang of bank-robbing surfers." Visitors sometimes misspell as Swaze, Swazi, or Swazy. 09-09
- -Editorial: Too Much Debt Drove Trump's Biggest Casino Aground (Washington Post)
"In April 1990, the Taj opened as the worldís largest casino-hotel complex, joining Trumpís other holdings already operating in Atlantic City, the Trump Plaza and Trumpís Castle. But Trump could not keep pace with his debts on the three casinos. Six months later, the Taj defaulted on interest payments to bondholders as his finances went into a tailspin. In July 1991, Trumpís Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy, the first and most significant of the four that his companies have experienced." 01-16
- Scotland (LonelyPlanet.com)
"Thereís turbulent history and fascinating genealogy, castles and country pubs, canoeing and caber-tossing, golfing and fishing and all-round good craic (lively conversation)." 10-09
- William the Conqueror (HistoryLearningSite.co.uk)
"William the Conqueror should strictly be known as William I. William is credited with kick-starting England into the phase known as Medieval England. William was the victor at the Battle of Hastings, he introduced modern castle building techniques into Medieval England and by his death in 1087, he had financially tied down many people with the Domesday Book." 2-05
- Domesday Book (HistoryLearningSite.co.uk)
"The Domesday Book is one of Medieval England's greatest treasures. The Domesday Book is closely linked with William the Conqueror's attempt to dominate Medieval England. Along with a string of castles throughout England, the Domesday Book was to give William huge authority in England." 2-05