2008 December
Focus on... Safety & Security

Security
2008 December Hot Tips

The chance of experiencing a fire in your residential property is almost as unlikely as experiencing a plane crash—it’s a miniscule number of incidents that affect a tiny percentage of the population [see sidebar on page 14]. But fire-re…

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2008 December Out of Harms Way

Sometimes in the rush of excitement surrounding construction and renovation projects, things can get overlooked. Perhaps a cost goes unchecked or timing issues crop up. One item on the to-do list that should never be forgotten, though,…

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2008 December Safe & Secure

In these tumultuous times of uncertainty and financial instability, one thing is certain: crime rates rise as the employment rate and markets fall. However, there is much you can do to create safe, secure, and happy communities. Common …

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2008 December Super Sleuths

If Suzy passes all the required background checks, she can be hired for the job, but just remember that Suzy has an obligation to report any other wrongdoings in the building. “The employee should be taught to always report cr…

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2008 December The Digital Age

On September 7, 1927, 19-year-old Philo T. Farnsworth created the first television system that could not only display, but transmit signals between separate rooms. Now, more than 80 years later, another historic date in broadcast transmi…

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2008 December Brattleboro Vermont

Many towns would enjoy the paradoxical distinction of being both quintessential and totally unique. Brattleboro, Vermont, may well have just about achieved such a description. Pure Vermont Nestled among the hills and r…

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