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FROZEN PIPES BREAKING ALL OVER NORTH EAST OHIO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 17:05.
When you don't have the money to keep the heat on, and it gets cold, the pipes freeze. 

And break.

Then when it warms up like it did over the past two days, the pipes thaw out.

And water floods everything.  

And when the building is filled up, the water pours out under the doors and into the street - just like it is doing at Sweet Daddy's.

NORM, PLZ TELE JEFF

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 02/04/2008 - 12:15.

Norm, we have a deadline tomorrow, please give me a telephone call to work out details ASAP
Thanks, Jeff

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IS LIFE BELOW FREEZING SUSTAINABLE?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/03/2008 - 19:33.

Should concern about global warming make us move to the tropics? 

SHIP OF STATE IN THE REALNEO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 18:34.

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YOUNG ARTISTS SHOW AT CIA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:48.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is hosting the 28th Annual Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition through Saturday, February 2, 2008. 

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RUBE'S RICE IS CIVILIZATION EXEMPLIFIED.

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 00:02.

Whether you are visiting the West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio, or the St. Lawrence Market Place in Toronto, Canada,  what makes your visit memorable and unique are the individual vendors.  

THREE GENERATIONS OF WIND TURBINE TECHNOLOGY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 16:34.

The best possible economic return for wind power - or any alternative power - is achieved by on-site consumption of the power produced. 

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OHIO'S BLOWIN' IT - SEEN ANY OF THESE LATELY?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 01:22.

While the Cuyahoga County Energy "Task Force" plugs a million into dream-land Lake Erie wind,  our neighbors are seeing this type of load go by....
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COFFEE RUN - PORT COLBURNE IN LATE JANUARY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 00:00.


 Having worked in the construction business for years, I got so I could tell when a Diesel was rev'd a little too high.

So here I was on the Welland Canal in late January asking - was it the ice breaking that was forcing the revs? - or was it time for a coffee break?

It was the Tim  Horton's  coffee!

PORT COLBURNE, ONTARIO, CANADA - GREAT LAKES MARITIME ACTION

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 23:27.

January Contre Jour light on the seaway makes for dramatic photo images. 

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POLLING HUMAN FACES FOR METRICS OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT - SATURDAY NIGHT OUT WITH THE DOGS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 01/27/2008 - 13:03.

Everywhere we go, everyone we meet, we look at faces to form an opinion about the feelings behind everyone’s phrenology.   

Mosaic on Adelaide for Realneo Banner

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 16:06.

This mosaic is one of the finest I have seen - and that includes mosaics I've seen in Italy, Greece, and elsewhere.  Below are the coffer panel details.

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SAFETY NET - LUMINOUS VEIL OF AL BIRNEY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 13:44.

After posting this morning, I had more thoughts about the nobility of the suicide-prevention fence.   I knew I should go back and visit it more closely because when I saw the bridge before I was with someone who was driving so I couldn’t stop. 

 

SAFETY NET - FOR J. MURRAY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 10:43.

   

 A recent response by J. Murray, an energetic contributor to Brewed Fresh Daily - struck me as fatalistic, inhumane, insensitive, and blindly lacking in informed self-interest.   Reading J large, helping our neighbor is to interfere with the inevitable, efficient, scientific cycle of capitalism.   I don’t believe that J’s “Man” is slave to any economic model - provided he  thinks and acts.

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Lady bug mural - or graffiti? at playground

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 20:23.

What constitutes graffiti? 

 

BILL MACDERMOTT PRESENTS UNISOLAR INFO AT MID TOWN BREWS HOSTED BY WEBTEGO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 22:18.

On January 10, 2008 Bill MacDermott addressed an audience of about 30 at Webtego in Cleveland, Ohio.  

 

Bill is a solar convert - and  a franchise distributor of Unisolar products.

 

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS - CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, AND PLASTIC

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 14:24.

 

At a recent morning function, a “complimentary breakfast” was offered. 

West Side Mural

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 23:40.

This mural is on a building which is owned, as I understand, by the artist. It is just off of the SW corner of Detroit and W 25th.

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BUFFALO, NY SAVES STRUCTURAL SKELETON OF BUILDING SIMILAR TO BREUER'S CLEVELAND AMERITRUST TOWER

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/21/2008 - 20:26.

The 15 story Dulski Federal Building in Buffalo, New York is undergoing a down to the steel skeleton re-hab.   This building was constructed in the early 1970’s, and besides the time of its construction, shares other similarities with the Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower built in 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

GLASS - NOT GRATES - FOR PROTECTON

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 01/19/2008 - 15:15.

 

Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to visit friends who live in the suburbs outside of Cleveland and I have visited neighborhoods inside of Cleveland. 

YOU ARE THE BEST REPORTER!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 18:03.



YOU ARE THE BEST REPORTER IN NEO -  YOU HAVE informative and educational NEWS!

TOWN CRIER RINGS IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY BICENTENIAL - BUT NOT ON AGENDA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 17:46.

The January 14, 2008 Cuyahoga County Commissioner's meeting started sounding much like a New England Town Meeting.  

Coming down the hall towards the fourth floor Commissioner’s public meeting room, the Town Crier's sharply ringing hand bell competed with his yells of  Hear Yea! Hear Yea!

 

BREUER GETS REPRIEVE - CAN K & D GET THE FUNDS FOR THIS PROJECT IN THIS MORTGAGE CLIMATE?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 14:18.

There was only one bid for the Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower opened this morning at 11:00 AM by Cuyahoga County.  That bid was submitted by K & D Development, who are the developers of the Stonebridge Condos on the west side of the Flats next to the Detroit Superior Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. 

The above photo shows the artist's rendering of the K & D development proposal which, in my opinion, will nicely emphasize the Breuer Tower. K& D put the cost of the development at$ 200 million.

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