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2008-07-28 18:00:34

Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced that Vince J. Smith, 59, was elected by its board of directors to serve on Olin's board, effective August 21, 2008. Mr. Smith served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dow Chemical Canada, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, from 2001 until his retirement in 2004. From 1972 to 2000, he held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, manufacturing and management, including the position of Business Director for Dow's global...

2008-07-22 03:00:19

By Hunt, John F Ahmed, Aziz; Friedrich, Katherine Abstract As a part of the National Fire Plan, the USDA Forest Service is conducting research to reduce the severity of forest fires through effective utilization of low- or no-value logging residues and forest thinnings. This report explores the effect of processing on the physical properties of the fibrous material and flat fiberboard panels made from small-diameter lodgepole pine treetops processed with the bark. Delimbed treetops were...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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