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+ - Chicago City Council approves solar plant->

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ssintercept writes "The Chicago City Council approved a 25 year land lease to Exelon Corp. and SunPower Corp. yesterday, to build a 40 acre solar power plant on the polluted and vacant International Harvester plant, in Chicago's South side West Pullman neighborhood. Brian Granahan, a spokesman for Environment Illinois, told the Daily Herald. "This has gotten a lot of support to both get rid of an eyesore and expand renewable energy." The project is expected to create 200 jobs from the construction, although once the plant is operating, only one full-time worker will be employed there. Although Chicago is behind other major cities in terms of renewable energy, is it beneficial to the city, other than a in a 'I feel good that we are saving the planet' way? source http://chicagoist.com/2009/07/30/city_council_approves_land_lease_fo.php"
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+ - GEEK SQUAD GONE FREAK SQUAD

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ssintercept writes "A "Geek Squad" tech support guy making a house call in Southern This story was gleaned from the Raw Feed...California's City of Industry (near Los Angeles) was caught using his camera phone to video the daughter of a customer while she was IN THE SHOWER. The geek in question, named Hao Kuo Chi, used the customer's bathroom before fixing a broken PC. He left his camera phone on "record" in the bathroom. One of the two girls who lives in the house (a minor) took a shower. When she saw the phone, she told her sister, who grabbed the removable flash card and RAN TO THE NEAREST VERIZON STORE to see the video Hao Kuo Chi had recorded. They called the Sheriff, and the rest is history (especially Hao Kuo Chi's job and freedom — he's facing two counts of invasion of privacy, and one count of child molestation). link to story- http://www.therawfeed.com/2007/04/geek-squad-tech- caught-taping-girl-in.html"

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