August 6, 2002 Mr. Allan Gerlat, Editor Waste News 1725 Merriman Road Akron, OH 44313-5251 Via Fax: 330-836-1692; Via E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Editor, In Steve Toloken’s article, “Bottle talk,” (July 22nd), the discussion of the proposed national bottle bill omits issues of concern to the public. It neglects to mention that for the first time… Continue reading
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August 2002 Hello Dwell, I enjoyed the renovations I have read about in your magazine. I wonder, though, if I want to renovate, say, my kitchen, what can I do with the cabinets and other furnishings so they don’t just end up in the landfill?–James Welker Dear James, There’s always a hard way to do… Continue reading
August, 2002 Hello Dwell, I enjoyed the renovations I have read about in your magazine. I wonder, though, if I want to renovate, say, my kitchen, what can I do with the cabinets and other furnishings so they don’t just end up in the landfill?–James Welker Dear James, There’s always a hard way to do… Continue reading
Leading publishers will be involved in determining which books are carried at Borders Books stores under a new "category management" plan being phased in this year.
Under the plan, Borders is assigning each of 250 book categories—ranging from thrillers to romance novels—to one of the top publishers in that category. Borders will provide this "category captain" with detailed sales data for all titles in the category, including those of competitors.
Opponents of a massive Wal-Mart supercenter approved by the New Orleans City Council in April are fighting the so-called "done deal" on several fronts.
A coalition of organizations has filed two lawsuits challenging the decision. The plaintiffs include Smart Growth for Louisiana, the Coliseum Square Association, the Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Historic Magazine Row Association, and the Urban Conservancy.
Denver’s Asian stores are not alone in facing condemnation for a national chain. In a growing number of court cases around the country, small business owners are challenging attempts by local and state governments to seize their property for chain store development.
Traditionally, eminent domain—the power of government to take private property for public use, provided that the owner receive market value—has been used for schools, roads, and other public infrastructure.
Strong protest from dozens of Asian small business owners has led Wal-Mart to drop plans for a giant supercenter in west Denver.
Wal-Mart had been working with the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) to condemn and bulldoze Alameda Square, a shopping center housing some 25 Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian and Chinese businesses, including the city’s largest Asian grocery store. This spring, DURA declared the center "blighted," the first step in evicting the businesses and clearing the way for Wal-Mart.
More than 200 residents of Hood River, Oregon, linked arms to form a giant circle around their downtown one Friday afternoon in late May. Organized by the Hood River Citizens for Responsible Growth (CRG), the "Arms Around Our Town" event was designed to demonstrate community support for locally owned businesses, and to illustrate just how large a proposed Wal-Mart supercenter would be and how many local stores would be threatened.
With much fanfare and, it seemed, the expectation of much praise, Wal-Mart unveiled plans in April for an "urban" style supercenter in downtown Dallas. The 220,000-square-foot supercenter would be situated on Mockingbird Lane in a residential neighborhood near Love Field. Unlike the standard suburban Wal-Mart, this one would feature a Spanish-style façade, landscaped gardens, underground parking, and a door that opened onto the sidewalk.
A new program in Minneapolis rewards residents for supporting locally owned businesses and volunteering at local nonprofits. Developed by CHC Data Inc., the new Community HeroCard enables residents to earn rebates by shopping at more than 40 local stores. The rebate doubles if the cardholder volunteers at a nonprofit organization.
The card looks like a credit card with a magnetic data strip that works in a standard debit card machine.