Posts Tagged ‘half hour’

And Now for Something Different…

February 20th, 2013 Comments off

MSN Real Estate is running a video of the late veteran newscaster Walter Cronkite doing his regular half hour news show in 1967, predicting the rise of home offices in the 21st century. Although several of his devices are larger than what we actually use today, he accurately predicted video conferencing, online news and weather delivery, stock market reports and closed circuit audio/video of the house. Noting that work will come to the house, he said no home will be without “computerized communications console,” but he did not see that the occupant of the home office might just as well be a woman. He did nail the big screen TV in the living room for sports and movies with surround sound, but the disposable dishes you create before the meal and then melt afterward have yet to hit store shelves.

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HS Students Build Modular Homes

October 25th, 2012 Comments off

Fosters reports from Somersworth, New Hampshire students at Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center are putting the finishing touches on a 1,500 square foot modular home that will likely go to a local needy family. Many of the 30 modular homes built over the years have gone to non-profits, including four that shipped to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Construction on the current home began in the school shop in Feb. 2012 with 35 students working in 2 one-and-a-half hour classes each day to build the home. Director of the career center Bette Chamberlain says, “We’re fortunate to have a large facility where we can do most of the work. It gives students the whole experience of what goes into building a house.” MHProNews has learned the students next project is a shed for a food pantry, and then another modular home.

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Planning Commission Moves Beyond Jurisdiction

September 8th, 2012 Comments off

The vagazette informs MHProNews compassion led the Planning Commission in James City, Virginia to take a step beyond the legal border of the Public Service Area (PSA) and recommend extending sewer service to residents of the Greensprings Mobile Home Park. The two-and-a-half hour meeting saw several of the 80 residents in attendance overwhelmed with emotion as they described their plight of dealing with the failing septic system. Greensprings owner John Franklin is willing to pay $600,000 to run the sewer lines into the community, but a special use permit is required. County planning staff recommended denying the request out of concern for setting a future precedent. The Planning Commission voted unanimously in favor of the permit and rezoning application and sent it on to the Board of Supervisors for review.

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Buffett Battling Bad News

April 18th, 2012 Comments off

BusinessInsider says Warren Buffett has been diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer. Subsequent CAT and bone scans revealed the cancer has not spread. The Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns Clayton Homes of Maryville, Tennessee, will begin radiation treatment in July, and says his travel will be restricted during that time, but otherwise he will maintain his normal schedule. Two days after the diagnosis he was hosting 160 university business students, fielding questions during a two-and-a-half hour Q & A session. has learned the success rate in treating prostate cancer in this stage is high, although the news does restart the mill grinding over who will succeed the 81 year-old legendary Oracle of Omaha.

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