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Series #366 (November 2006)

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“300 Million and Growing” (Rob Lang/Metropolitan Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

LAST MONTH, THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES REACHED 300-MILLION.  A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT SAYS 400-MILLION IS NOT FAR AWAY:

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“Where Will They All Live?” (Rob Lang/Metropolitan Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

THE COUNTRY'S POPULATION JUST HIT 300-MILLION, AND IS EXPECTED TO HIT 400-MILLION IN 35 YEARS.  WHERE WILL THEY LIVE?  A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT HAS SOME THOUGHTS:

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“A Growing Commonwealth” (Rob Lang/Metropolitan Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

AFTER NEARLY TWO CENTURIES OF SLOW GROWTH, VIRGINIA IS NOW CONSISTENTLY ONE OF THE TOP 10 STATES IN TERMS OF ADDING TO ITS POPULATION.  MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH:

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“Don't Pass that Snowplow” (Ron Gibbons/VT Transportation Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

PASSING A SNOWPLOW IN A WINTER STORM ISN'T A VERY GOOD IDEA, AND MORE AND MORE HIGHWAY CREWS ARE TAKING STEPS TO PREVENT IT.  MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH:

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“Making it Snow” (Ron Gibbons/VT Transportation Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

THE VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE DOESN'T NEED TO RELY ON MOTHER NATURE TO TEST-DRIVE VEHICLES IN WINTER CONDITIONS.  IT CAN MAKE ITS OWN SNOW ON THE "SMART ROAD":

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“De-icing Roads” (Ron Gibbons/VT Transportation Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

DE-ICING VIRGINIA'S ROADS IS A BIT MORE COMPLICATED THAN JUST DUMPING TONS OF SALT ON THEM.  MORE FROM THE VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE:

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“Tracking a Pandemic” (Stephen Eubank/Virginia Bioinformatics Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

IF A PANDEMIC SWEEPS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, SCIENTISTS WILL NEED TIME TO DEVELOP THE BEST VACCINE TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE.  THAT'S WHERE VIRGINIA TECH COMES IN…:

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“Computing Disaster”  (Stephen Eubank/Virginia Bioinformatics Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

VIRGINIA TECH'S SUPERCOMPUTER…ONE OF THE LARGEST ANYWHERE…IS BEING PUT TO THE TEST TO HELP POLICY MAKERS DECIDE HOW BEST TO RESPOND IS THE AVIAN FLU REACHES THE U-S:

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“Keeping the Campus Safe” (Kurt Krause/Business Affairs) with reporter Paul Lancaster

HOW DO YOU MAKE A CAMPUS OF 4 SQUARE MILES PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY?  THAT'S ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FACING VIRGINIA TECH AS IT CONTINUES TO GROW.:

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“Fewer Cars on Campus” (Kurt Krause/Business Affairs) with reporter Paul Lancaster

HOW DO YOU MAKE A BIG UNIVERSITY PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY WHEN THE WALKERS HAVE TO DODGE CARS ALL THE TIME?  HOW ABOUT FEWER CARS?:

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The next seven features refer to food safety practices for the holiday season, and refer to these resources:

USDA MEAT AND POULTRY HOTLINE:  1-888-674-6854

USDA WEBSITE: http://www.fsis.usda.gov (search for “Food Safety” and then click on “Ask Karen”)

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“Keep Meats and Produce Separate” (Renee Boyer/Food Science and Technology) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT WANTS YOU TO HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY BY PRACTICING SAFE FOOD PREPARATION:

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“Don’t Forget to Sanitize” (Renee Boyer/Food Science and Technology) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

KEEPING A CLEAN KITCHEN WILL HELP MAKE HOLIDAY MEALS SAFE AND HEALTHFUL.  MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH:

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“Defrosting a Turkey Safely” (Renee Boyer/Food Science and Technology) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT HAS GUIDELINES FOR HOW TO SAFELY DEFROST YOUR HOLIDAY TURKEY:

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“Cooking a Turkey Safely”  (Renee Boyer/Food Science and Technology) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

IF YOU’RE SLAVING OVER THE STOVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT SAYS YOU’VE GOT TO GET THAT TURKEY RIGHT:

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“If You Must Stuff, Do It Safely” (Renee Boyer/Food Science and Technology) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

STUFFING YOUR TURKEY THIS YEAR?  A VIRGINIA TECH SPECIALIST SAYS, “BE CAREFUL”:

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“Treat that Turkey Right” (Renee Boyer/Food Science and Technology) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

KEEP YOUR HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, WITH ADVICE FROM A VIRGINIA TECH SPECIALIST:

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“Resources to Help Holiday Cooks” (Renee Boyer/Food Science and Technology) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

AT THE END OF YOUR ROPE IN THE KITCHEN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?  A VIRGINIA TECH SPECIALIST SAYS THERE’S HELP AS CLOSE AS YOUR TELEPHONE AND YOUR COMPUTER:

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“Student Investors Hope to Profit Tech” (George Morgan/Finance) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

A VIRGINIA TECH INVESTMENT GROUP IS POISED TO MAKE TECH A PROFIT, BUT IT’S NOT A PROFESSIONAL GROUP - THIS ONE HAS STUDENTS AT THE HELM:

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“From the Classroom to the Real World”  (Joseph Shotwell/Virginia Tech student) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

A VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT INVESTMENT GROUP IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS TO APPLY WHAT THEY’RE LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM:

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“Student Investors Getting Great Experience” (George Morgan/Finance) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

A VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR SAYS STUDENTS INVOLVED IN A NEW INVESTMENT GROUP ARE GETTING INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE:

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