8 track tapes, vinyl records, analog TV, Windows OS 3.1, 95, or 98, and a host of other items have come and gone in the past, and your car tires could go this way eventually. Michelin is experimenting with The Tweel, an airless tire that could make the inner tube a thing of the past. The pros are that having a flat tire would become a thing of the past, when the tread is worn, it can be replaced, as opposed to discarding whole tires, lessening the environmental impact by reducing the rubber discarded, and the polyurethane spokes can be designed to handle differing road conditions, but it isn't ready for market yet. Driving over 50 mph can result in undesirable vibrations, also the sound is loud to the ears when driven at high speeds. When these new airless tires eventually hit the market, there might be another valuable item though that goes the way of the dinosaur. Apparently spike strips are useless against them. I can't see law enforcement officers being overly enthusiastic about this new technology!
Added: 31st March 2009
Posted By: nbmike
In 1987, Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), a car salesman from Minneapolis, Minnesota with financial troubles, hatches a plan to end his financial difficulties. Through his mechanic, a former criminal named Shep Proudfoot, he enlists the service of two hit men, Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) and Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi), at a bar in Fargo, North Dakota to kidnap his wife, Jean, who will be returned unharmed for a payment of $80,000. Jerry's secret plan is to tell his wealthy but antagonistic father-in-law, Wade, that the ransom is $1,000,000 intending to use the large difference to settle unspecified debts he has accrued and to invest in a business venture involving a parking lot...another black comedy that i thought was terrific! I also got a kick out of how much and how often the local police chief, heavily pregnant Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand)and her sweet husband, Norm, ate!!
Added: 15th July 2007
Posted By: Roxie
"Overshadowing September 11, 2001, another September day 139 years earlier remains the bloodiest single day in American history. On September 17, 1862, there were more than twice the number of fatalities that were suffered in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon . The number of casualties at Antietam was four times greater than American casualties at Normandy. more American soldiers died at Sharspburg (The Confederate name for the battle) than died in combat in all the other wars fought by this country in the nineteenth century combined:" — James McPherson, historian
This day has come to be remembered as
Sharpsburg - September 17, 1862
Library of Congress
The Alexander Gardner Collection
John L. Smith
Bethany L King
and Carol Miller
Fife and Gun
John Frizzell and Randy Edelman
For more on The Battle of Antietam visit:
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I want to add an additional site that I happened upon after completion and uploading of the project. I highly recommend this ...
The Civil War Home Page
Added: 27th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
"Kayleigh" I loved this song so much in high school that when I was desperately searching for a girl's name for my youngest child it was one of the first thoughts that I had. She was supposed to be "Bethany" but when another woman that had her baby a couple of weeks before me took that name I decided I couldn't use it anymore (Pregnancy hormones, I guess).
Added: 22nd November 2008
Posted By: LPROUD