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$2.50 COAST TO COAST? College students build car that can travel 3,421 mpg —It’ll cost you about $400-$500 to fly from Miami to Seattle, but would you think about driving if you could make the trip for less than $2.50 — the price of a gallon of gas? You could, theoretically at least, if you used the winning car from the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition, where high schools and universities competed in high efficiency vehicles of their own design. The University of Toronto Super mileage Design Team created a three-wheel carbon fiber vehicle that weighs just 80 pounds.
Beech-Nut said they have initiated a voluntary recall after receiving a single report of a small piece of glass found in a jar of its baby food.
More competition sounds good for customers, but Austin Energy and city leaders say this could wind up costing you more. Since the late 1990s there have been two systems to buy electricity in Texas: unregulated markets with a lot of providers and regulated markets where a city like Austin runs the power company. A bill heading to the state Senate floor will allow customers in those city-run utilities to find new options.
Would Austin support major league professional sports? A new study says it could support an NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Soccer team. The city has been looking into soccer as an option.
Someone drove into Franklin’s Barbecue yesterday morning — literally through the side of the building. Fortunately nobody was hurt and the restaurant opened just a few minutes late. The license plate from the car was left behind so they’re hoping it will help police find out who did this.
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‘You can only come to the morning through shadows.’ – J.R.R. Tolkien