WASTE WATCH: Tonight

WASTE WATCH: Tonight


A Real Gas - 08/26/14

  Last year I did a story on gas with no ethanol added, like we all used to buy back in the day.  It's more expensive but gives you more miles per gallon and runs a little cooler.
  It's not available on every corner but a gas station near me just added a non-ethanol pump.  Today I filled my tank with it.  It was definitely more expensive but the extra mileage was immediately evident.
  I have a 3.5 litre with a top gas mileage projected at 31-mpg.  Between the station and my office I was up to 32.4 mpg.  We'll run this tank and see if I can maintain that.  I normally average right at 28 miles per gallon with a combination city and highway driving.
  It's a fun little experiment.  I'll keep you posted.

 

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THE PRINCESS EFFECT

LONDON (AP) -- Pretty in pink is good for British businesses. Retailers say the birth of a baby princess over the weekend should help boost sales for years to come. The former Kate Middleton and Prince William now have a baby girl, who joins big brother, Prince George. The experts say girls around the world will want to emulate a real-life princess. Retailers predict everything from hairstyles to dresses likely will get a royal lift.

LABOR-MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Organized labor is high on legal pot -- at least in California. The United Food and Commercial Workers' Western States Council is helping in the effort to get a pot legalization measure on the 2016 ballot. The Sacramento Bee reports the labor group already has a foothold in the marijuana industry. Labor represents about 1,000 workers in legal medical marijuana businesses in California.

GRADUATING GRANDMOTHER

MIAMI (AP) -- Rosa Salgado is a graduating granny. The 79-year-old grandmother graduated from Miami Dade College's Wolfson campus over the weekend, along with two of her grandchildren. The Miami Herald reports Salgado earned a degree in education with honors. A former professor notes Salgado's English was limited when she started but she preserved. She moved to Miami from her native Colombia in 1995. Salgado says her message to fellow students is that you have to "fight to learn because learning is wonderful."

STOLEN AIRPLANE-ARREST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- The accusation is grand theft auto. But the crime is grand theft airplane. Authorities in Las Vegas report 27-year-old Evan Grant is accused of stealing an airplane for a flight over Sin City. Police say the suspect was eventually talked into landing the twin-engine plane at North Las Vegas airport, where he trained as a student pilot. KSNV-TV reports the illicit flight was monitored by air traffic controllers for more than an hour. Grant was booked into the Las Vegas city jail for investigation of grand larceny auto, a charge that also covers aircraft.

 
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