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Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

...released 6.5 pounds (3 kilograms) of lead into the environment."I can say we have already done something good," waste collector Joyce Nyawira said, referring to cleaning the environment.Some of this e-waste stems from private Western charities donating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-22/dead-floppy-drive-kenya-re
35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...recession ? have debt in collections. Other Southern cities have a disproportionate number of their people facing debt collectors, including Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla.; Memphis, Tenn.; Columbia; and Jackson, Miss.A few major factors appear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-
30 Great Gifts for $5 (or Less!)

...strategic game against each other. My son and I often play a number of these games against each other, and he's an avid collector. The nice thing? It's pretty much impossible to buy the "wrong" pack.Some ideas Pokemon... Magic: the Gathering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2014-08-17/30-great-
What Is It?

...school. The Beatles. My first car: a 1955 Mercury that seemingly burned more oil than gasoline. My first job: garbage collector, which made my parents so proud of their young boy."But I digress. Baby boomer that I was, fast, powerful cars were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-08-14/what-it
Guardians of the Galaxy

Now Playing Synopsis: A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studios and director James Gunn (Slither, Super). Peter Quill was just a young boy when, devastated by his mother's death, he sprinted out of the hospital and was swept into the stars by Yondu (Michael Rooker), the leader of an eclectic band of space scavengers known as The Ravagers. Twenty-six years later, Quill has adopted the nickname Star Lord (Chris Pratt). He's broken away from The Ravagers in an attempt to track down an ancient orb that is also coveted by the evil Ronan (Lee Pace), who is in league with the dreaded Thanos, and who dispatches his top assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to retrieve it from Star Lord. In the process of doing so, Gamora also gets drawn into a fight with furry bounty hunter Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper) and his tree-like, humanoid companion Groot (voice of Vin Diesel). Subsequently thrown into prison, this unlikely quartet quickly makes the acquaintance of fearsome warrior Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), who seeks bitter revenge for the slaughter of his entire family at the hands of Ronan. In the process of making a daring prison break, Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax recover the orb, and transport it to The Collector (Benecio Del Toro), who reveals that it houses an Infinity Gem - one of six precious stones that harbors incredible powers that could pose a dire threat should they fall into the wrong hands. Later, Ronan acquires the Infinity Gem and plots to use its power to destroy The Nova Corps home-world of Xandar, The Guardians of the Galaxy must race through the stars to recover it before Ronan can carry out his genocidal plan. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Lee Pace, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Masters' memorabilia collectors start small, get hooked on finding items

Golf memorabilia collector Dustin Raymond amassed...he has and hopes other collectors will reference it as an encyclopedia...a Masters memorabilia collector from Birmingham, Ala...said. "I'm strictly a collector. Once I get my hands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-07/masters-memorabilia-collector
If other countries sneeze, will US catch a cold? An expert's case for US recession next year

...father, Jay, accurately predicted a rapid expansion instead. In late 1999, his uncle, Leon Levy, a hedge fund manager and collector of antiquities then predicted a new generation of wealthy would be laid low soon in a coming dot-com crash.Those stocks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-22/if-other-countries-sneeze-
Readers tell of vacations through postcards

...New Orleans, where he sent a third from Louisiana, "one of my favorite states Came here to look for decoys ? I'm a collector ? There are many carvers in south Louisiana."Florida baseball fan Abbey Kessman sent the only postcard she could find...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/readers-send-postcards-back-a
Disposal plan for revenue stamps riles collectors

...stamps owned by collectors. Many just cannot...Every stamp collector recoils in horror...a newspaper for collectors. Bob Lamb, executive...said the stamp collector's group has taken...said most of the collectors contacting Linn's...with Jackson. One collector wrote to Linn's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/14/liv_412103.shtml
Life & style
Old lures hook collectors

...Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors -- which has about 175 members...Condition is always something collectors look for. It determines the value a lot of times." Each collector has a specialty. It can be...white -- or yellow. Some collectors crave lures in boxes, or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/07/out_287752.shtml
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