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Stories from Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gray Matters: Living History Book (06/23/09)
In researching the story of the Choctaw Indians which I recently shared with you I was privileged to read an account of another descendant of Greenwood LeFleur which was written by my great-nephew, then a college student living in Louisiana. I have told you in the past of my amazement at remembering my own grandmother's recollection of the Civil War, so you know I share a bit of his reaction. I hope you will enjoy his account which follows...
Check adapters for energy waste (06/23/09)
They're called lots of names, such as external power supplies, power blocks, power bricks, and chargers, and they're an integral part of a wide variety of electronic products. Power adapters convert AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage that charges the batteries in - or directly powers - cell phones, cordless phones, laptop computers, calculators, tools, digital cameras, camcorders, answering machines, and many other devices...