Members : 1203 Content : 315 Web Links : 76 Content View Hits : 3722259
Nevada Senate passes toll road bill
Written by mojave_rattler
Friday, 17 April 2009 08:23
The Associated Press
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 (6:27 p.m.)
The Nevada Senate passed a bill to establish framework for toll road construction in Nevada.
There were 15 votes cast in favor of SB206, and six against. All nine Republican senators voted for the bill. The Senate Democrats were evenly split with six supporting the plan and the other six opposing it.
Sen. Bob Coffin, D-Las Vegas, said he voted no because "I don't think the public wants roads that they have to pay twice for."
YARMOUTH, ME- DeLorme, the leader in mapping and GPS technology for serious outdoor adventures, today announced an update for its Earthmate PN-40 and PN-20 handheld GPS receivers. The update, which has been a closely guarded secret, adds the Tuppahware Detector—this trailblazing tool gives hard-core geocachers the edge they need in the field.
“Development was a two-part process. Once we created an instrument capable of sniffing out plastics, we had to fine tune it to detect only those plastics that contained geocache materials. Thankfully, we discovered that the combination of plastic containers, notebook paper, pen ink, and small children’s toys emits a very specific chemical signature,” explains Greg Wright, director of hardware development.
“While testing has shown great results, we have noted occasional false-positive readings near discount stores. To avoid the problem of hordes of geocachers stampeding stores, we’ve partnered with all the major chains. They are simultaneously releasing the Anti-Tuppahware Detector Force Field. The field will be deployed around each store. You can be comfortable knowing that if you are out geocaching you won’t inadvertently end up in a discount store.”