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Comment Re:Seriously? 15 years? (Score 1) 265

Let's $16.67 mil/yr in TV revenue. How much does that buy you? (source: -Tennessee spends $3.3 mil ... on football assistant coaches. -Central Florida (C-USA) spends $35.5 mil for ALL athletic programs -Florida (SEC) $98 million total/year all sports -Louisiana-Monroe .... $ 7 mil (all sports) (beating Alabama ... priceless) I can't tell you what Vanderbilt spends because Vanderbilt is a private school and has no "Athletic Department." But, as an NCAA-defined booster of the 'Dores I can tell you we need the 16.6 mil, a good contract negotiated at the start of the economic downturn. And until they pry it from my cold dead hands:

Submission + - Chinese Find Radioactive Ball

Hugh Pickens writes: "Chinese officials say a radioactive ball of missing Cesium-137 lost in north-western Shaanxi province may have been found at a steel mill and may have already been melted down. The Cesium-137, encased in lead, was lost this week when workers at a cement plant demolished an old factory and eight trucks worth of scrap gathered at the disused factory in Tongchuan city were sold to a local steel mill. Cesium-137 is a radioactive isotope, formed mainly through nuclear fission and even the smallest amount can cause infertility, cancer and even death. The material explodes when brought into contact with water, and can cause blood diseases, tumors and birth defects. Some 120 police officers and 80 local officials had been searching an area of more than 2 square km around the site of the theft, and had offered up to 5,000 yuan ($602) for clues as to its location, according to the China Daily. BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Beijing says China has an appalling record on industrial safety — there are around 30 cases of radioactive material being lost every year."

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