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They used software to predict the movement of the crowds and scenarios of how outbreaks would spread and how to stop them. 53 million cubic feet of dirt and soil were scrubbed to remove the once contaminated site where Olympic Park sits. Contaminants included things such as, oil, tar, arsenic, and even lead. The GlaxoSmithKline Lab in Harlow, Essex is set-up to run 24 hours to London Bridge allow for testing of nearly half the When it comes to the athletes it’s blood, sweat, athletes. More than 6200 samples will be tested tears, determination, to name just a few things. for possible doping or other banned But what about the locations of the games performance enhancing drugs. themselves? I was curious and decided to do a little investigating, and here are some of the most interesting facts I heard about transforming London in preparation of this year's summer Olympics. The Olympic Committee prepared for the estimated 11 million visitors to the games by putting nearly 3 billion dollars into the renovation and preparation of London. Over 9 million seating tickets to various events were sold. Prices ranged from thirty to three thousand pounds. The Olympic stadiums roof was built using some 2,000 tons of recycled gas piping. At its peak it will be able to accommodate 80,000 spectators. Canadian researchers were put in charge of Neighboring buildings of the games were equipped with anti-aircraft missiles by the Ministry of Defense. The contractors working on the buildings had to check in daily using hand and iris scanners to check their identification and credentials. The site used for the games will transform into the largest wetland area in the United Kingdom after the games end. Over 300,000 plants were transported into this former landfill in an effort for transformation of the space. To prepare for the daily influx of people going in and out of the main train station a 150 million dollar facelift was an order. It helped improve flow to accommodate for the 240,000 visitors per hour. Let’s hope this all goes towards good use down the road.
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L-R: Jeanie, Chef, Paul, Dean When long-time client Cafe Selmarie needed some relief, they were so excited we helped them out they decided to throw on Corcoran T-Shirts and lend a hand. Jeanie has promised a special recipe for an upcoming issue, so be sure to stay tuned! This is Tom's way of holding her feet to the fire on the recipe.

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A Look At What Makes Up An Olympic Medal:
The Gold Medal is not made entirely from gold. It must be 92.5% silver and plated with at least six grams of gold. The last time first-place medals were made entirely out of gold was at the 1912 Games in Stockholm. The Silver Medal, which goes to the second-place finisher, is made of 92.5% silver and other base metals. The Bronze Medal is made of copper, zinc, tin and a very small amount of silver. It is awarded to the third-place finisher.
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Glowing Gold: 1.5 oz CAMUS VSOP Elegance .75 oz Punt e Mes red vermouth .25 oz simple syrup .75 oz lemon juice Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut NV • Edible gold flakes Shake first four ingredients with ice. Strain into champagne flute rimmed with edible gold flakes. Top with champagne. • • • • • The Flaming Torch: 1 oz Lucid Absinthe 1 oz simple sugar .5 oz grenadine 2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters In a shot glass, start with Lucid Absinthe and add ice cold simple syrup. Next add grenadine, which will sink to the bottom to form the lower “layer.” Float the dashes of bitters on top to form the top layer. • • • •

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Well, I have finally been able to utilize my skills as a water dog. Gone are the days of boring backyard kiddie pools, all thanks to my recent discovery of the Lake County Dog Park System. The parks are doggie heavens. As long as

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: • 1.5 oz Hendricks • 3 lime wedges • 3 cucumber slices • 5-6 mint leaves • .75 simple syrup • Celery bitters In tin, muddle lime, cucumber and mint with simple syrup. Add ice and gin. Shake and strain into a highball. Top with celery bitters and garnish a slice of cucumber cut lengthwise.
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you are over four months old and up to date on your vaccinations, you’re off the leash as soon as you’re out of the parking lot! There are areas we can roam free and a lake to take a dip in from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. or sunset (whichever comes later). The bravest of us don’t just dip, but cannonball and dog paddle to our heart’s delight. We found no shortage of tennis balls to retrieve, and our parents found mutt mitt dispensers for those times we had to turn to them with the look that says “be a dear and take care of that for me, would you?” Murphy, skeptical at first, finally got his paws wet when he saw that everyone was doing it. I’d call him a copy-cat but he resents all feline references. Mom and dad snapped some great photos. They said they prefer the visual memories. Something about the stink of wet dogs…..but even they thought the day was worth the price of admission! Tell your loved ones to pack plenty of towels, and maybe that problem would be solved. If you need me, check the lake!

A badminton player and a tennis player get into a car accident, and it's a bad one. Both cars are heavily damaged, but amazingly neither of them are hurt. After they crawl out of their cars, the badminton player spots the other's tennis gear and says, "So you're a tennis player, that's interesting. I'm a badminton player ... Gosh! Just look at our cars, there's nothing left, but fortunately we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days." The tennis player replied: "I agree with you completely; this must be a sign from God!" The badminton player continued, "And look at this - here's another

miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of whisky didn't break. Surely God wants us to drink this and celebrate our good fortune." Then he hands the bottle to the tennis player. The tennis layer nods his head in agreement, opens it and takes a few big gulps from the bottle, then hands it back to the badminton player. The badminton player takes the bottle, immediately puts the cap back on, and hands it back to the tennis player. The tennis player asks, "Aren't you having any?" The badminton player replies, "No. I think I will just wait for the police to turn up and sort this out ..."
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Mike, one of the guys who works for me, was recently informed by a client that the “dog days of summer” was so named to coincide with the appearance of the Dog Star, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major. In the Northern Hemisphere, Sirius can be seen in July and August. Down in the Southern Hemisphere, it is brightest in January and February. I thought this was a neat little tid-bit, and wanted to share it with you. Use it to stump or impress friends, family, and co-workers. As we wrap up the dog days of summer, I looked back to realize I had the pleasure of working with all members of my immediate family these past few months. Sure, John and Jan are around for the most part, but this year we threw Kathy into the fire - I mean put her to work. By the time you read this, she will already be back in Iowa for her 4th year of college. I trust that a summer of working with me will be motivation enough to stay in school, get good grades, and move on to bigger and better things! For some reason I guess all of the long summers and cold winters haven’t steered John away from the business. And Jan? She’s got an iron-clad contract because of the promise she made me September 19, 1981 that she would be in it for the long haul. Summer’s passing also means we are starting to get back into full- on investigation and design mode. We are looking at a few different projects right now for clients who are fed up with the large temperature fluxuations and extreme negatives of their systems. They are the ones who are frustrated by hearing “I don’t know why this is happening, everything appears to be working right” from their contractors. With proper and thorough investigation, measurement, information and initial air testing we can really get to the bottom of things. This is what I take the most pride in. Nothing makes me smile more than the relief a client shows in their tone of voice or in their appreciative notes once we design and implement the ideal comfort system for their needs. It’s the realization that they can actually be comfortable which is so cool. I hope YOU already know that. Stay cool, and we’ll talk soon.

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(1) What Does It Take To Put On An Olympics (1) Monthly Awareness (2) Updating The Scrapbook (2) Inside and Olympic Medal (2) Sudoku Break (2) Raffle Winner Update (3) A Dog’s World (3) Olympic Cocktails (3) Random Humor

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