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Hawthorne Machinery Co. has provided unsurpassed customer support, quality and integrity, 14 The Julian News ,4 " & Answers Questions q. About Our Environment EARTH TALK From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Are there environmentally friendly car waxes, washes and bug removers? --Graham Berg, Portland, Oregon ,e ' Conventional car waxes, ,bug removers and other auto detailing formulas are good at :i their jobs because they contain ' strong chemicals. Unfortunately :: these synthetic substances-- :, including glycol monobutyl ether, -, a registered pesticide, and the petroleum derivatives naptha ,and cosmoline--can irritate i: skin, cause other more serious ;health. problems, and get into "!:our groundwater once they are ;;;rinsed away. Luckily consumers have many alternatives to choose from. A handful of forward-thinking companies have risen to the challenge of developing Car care products that won't harm our bodies or the environment. Many car wax manufacturers have discovered that wax naturally- extracted from the Carnauba palm of Brazil does a great job of protecting auto paint and clear coat from bird poop, dead bugs and other nasties. Optimum Car ' Wax, for example, can protect '. your car's finish without abrasive chemicals and instead combines Carnauba wax with lanolins (obtained from sheep's wool) like those found in gentle hand lotions. For washing your vehicle, ' Simple Green Car Wash Cleaner handles automotive dirt, grime, grease, bug stains and everything in-between without polluting. The concentrated formula contains none of the toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in most such cleaners. It can be used safely to clean paint, clear coat, windows, chrome, rubber, .canvas and vinyl. Another environmentally sensitive way to clean off Caked-on bug guts and other gooey debris without resorting to noxious chemicals is by dissolving baking soda in warm water, then gently rubbing the mixture into the car with a soft cloth. Detailer's Pride Gel Wheel Cleaner, available online atI driveit.com, among other I retailers, is an environmentally sensitive choice for removing caked on brake dust on wheels and grime off trunk lids and engine compartments. It also gets stains off of vinyl and convertible tops, cleans greasy door jams, and is ideal for loosening and removing bug and white wax residues. It is water based, and contains no harmful solvents or chemicals. For keeping your vehicle's movirig parts at Optimal performance, Balchip Corporation, based in Toronto, Ontario offers a wide range of environmentally friendly engine treatments and fuel additives that serve to dissolve corrosive build-ups and keep parts working together smoothly. Based on the pioneering research of Canadian biochemist Paul Deogrades, all Balchip products are derived from plants and trees and as such are completely biodegradable and non-toxic. CONTACTS: Simple Green, http://consumer.simplegreen. cam; driveit.com/Detailer's Pride Gel Wheel Cleaner, www.driveit. com/tirewheelcare.html; Balchip Corporation, www.greencarcare. cam; Optimum Car Wax, www. optimumcarcare.com. GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk, c/o E/The Environmental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; submit it at: www.emagazine. com/earthtalk/thisweek/, or e-mail: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Read past columns at: www.emagazine.comlearthtalk/ archives.php. Major Technological Breakthrough Found in an email Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade-named BOOK. BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to use even a child can operate it. Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere--even sitting in an .armchair by the fire--yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc. Here's how it works: BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable) each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. The pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binding that keeps the sheets in their correct sequence. Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs. Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information density; for now, BOOKS with more information simply use more pages. Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. BOOK may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it. BOOK never crashes or requires rebooting, though like other display devices it can become unusable if dropped overboard. The "browse" feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet, and move forward or backward as you wish. Many come with an "index" feature, which pinpoints thp exact location of any selected information for instant retrieval. An optional BOOK mark accessory allows you to open BOOK to the exact place you left it in a previous session, even if the BOOK has been closed. BOOKmark fits a universal design standard; thus a single one can be used in BOOKS by various manufacturers. Conversely, numerous BOOKmarkers can be used in a single BOOK, if the user wants to store numerous views at once. The number is limited only by the number of pages in the book. You can also make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with an optional programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication LangUage stylus (PENCIL.). Portable, durable, and affordable, BOOK is being hailed as a precursor of a new entertainment wave. Also, BOOK's appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform and investors are reportedly flocking, Look for a flood of new titles soon. The highest apartment resi- dence is the 92nd floor of the 100-story John Hancock Center in Chicago. Ray Haynes continued from page 12, Governor Davis u p for re-election decides increasing taxes would not be well received, and so borrows $5 billion to cover the spending increases instead 2003--Governor Davis allows the Democrats to raise the car ta ;,and-loses his job in a recall. Governor Schwarzenegger reduces the car tax; California's economy starts to recover. 2004--Democrats proposed June 15,2005 has a large selection of work tools available, it's like owning a whole fleet with one simple, easy to use machine. Kevin Conklin Sales Rep.- North County Inland I (858) 583-0137 i "Just ask anyone who owns one!" (800) 437-4228 y ,=T--'e Services "~ raising taxes. Governor J continue to dominate the S c h w a r z e n e g g e r s a y s Assembly and the Senate, ifs no--economy continues to going to be SSDD: Same Stuff, recover, revenue increases. Different Day. 2005--State sees first surpluses since the 2000-01 Assemblyman Ray Haynes budgeL Democrats once again represents the 66th Assembly propose tax increases. District, which includes It's the same old story on a portions of Western Riverside different day. Since 1991, the County and Northern San Democrat members of the Diego County. For more Legislature have changed information call our office at completely. No Democrat who 951-699-1113. served in the Legislature in 1991 I I . is in the Legislature today, but "NOT=CE TO READERS: California law their solutions never change, requires that contractors taking jobs that total t They can never get enough $soo or more (labor and/or materials) be' power or enough of your money, licensed by the Contractors State License Board. State law also rt~'res that contractors We have a Governor and an- 'includetheirlicensenumbersonalladvedising. initiative system to help keep Check your contractors status at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-321-CSLB' (2752). their impulses in check, but as Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less long as liberal legislators from than $500 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors Los Angeles and San Francisco State License Board." GRADING PAINTING REMODELING SEPTIC SYSTEMS TILE WORK WATER SYSTEMS WELL DRILLING. Electrical .! Gus Gatcla s i lea.dBud e. ; ,'Water Well Electrical VNew Meters #'New Panels JVAdditional Circuits )VFans & Lighting Ph 765 34 l0 cell (780) 97 i 0 i 86 License # 678670 contractor LARRY NOBLE CONSTRUCTION INC. General Contractor New Construction Room Additions Decks Remodels Over 30 Years Experience (760) 765-2363 P.O. Box 1342 Julian, CA 92036 761) 765 0388 Lawrence Noble. Owner ~t, Lic, ~60~ l' ~m~ ,~ '1 [cR4IU'xELON# ! I L~emodels & R~z~vatl~s,! I .uropean uransmanship . ! ' Lie. #459575 I,* Dozers Backhoe J so Z B, sn=. " i P.O. Box 632 I I "Blade Dump Truck! 780- 765- 4,4 I dulian, CA 92036 I [ C760) 7e i-02 t ] [ ('760) 705"0108 J Contractor Heating and Air Conditioning Construction Consultant Pumps/Well Ocean" Custom Homes-Decks.Remodels 760-765-3926 Dave Baker CA Uc.# 816406 i I i Custom Tile Design & Work " : Contractor Uc. #C54-635798 "Tile with a woman's touch" Ceramic & Stone Ruth Weiss P.O. Box 143 Julian, CA 92036 U-uction Consultt C w" Services Hourly Rate, General Contractor f will resolve for you: Plans Costs County Project Flow Bids Contracts Grading and Slope Problems Lenders etc. Over 40 Homes Built, References Log & Conventional Homes, Inc. Bob Doan License # 705864 765 1546 fax 765 1103 PO Box 1047 Julian, CA 92036 www.loghomesconsulting.com I Contractor Lic. 702741 Submersible Pumps Booster Pumps Storage Tanks Ozone Water Treatment (lie) 7( r-O$1/l i SAUTER CONSTRUCTION Demo Reconstruction All type of building We understand your losses. We are here to help. Gary (760) 765-2870 Jeff (760) 765-3102 Lic# 693709 Hydroseeding Wildflower Mixes Grass Mixes Custom Design Contractor BMP's Owner Operated 760-788-3810 tic #826886 Construction onpor .&. Family onstrucdon uo. For Yesteryears Quality Custom Homes Remodels Additions Fire Damage Call a Contractor Who Cares 760 788 6954 Kevin O'Connor, Owner zz~ Lic. # 696917 Custom Mill Work Contractor K. D. Bartling Enterprises Custom Homes, Additions, Repairs, Kitchen & Bath Remodels, & More CSL B751927 Kevin Bartling 2907 W~ington St. PO Box 1840 Julian, CA 92036-1840 Cell 760-484-4157 Office & Fax 760-765-1211 E-Ma~I KDBattli~oLeom Tile Installations OmYmdwmnJ, im, OA go # 858210 Contact: Forest 61ssen$ at (7601766-1851 er (760] 408-84H Lic.# 670823 Custom Remodeling Kitchens Baths Additions Custom Woodworking Cabinets Bookcases Entertainment Centers If You Can Dream It, We Can Build IT! 760-765-4827 Company Since 1981", I 765-1246 ,- 789-9976 I P. O. Box !719 Julian, CA 92036 ! II Painting contractor- I.~~ ~t~ I I .~x~i~s~i~ists d~l I FREE Powerwash with I Co. tSi I Dunn Edwards Paints L~. r~r~ No Deposit Requir~ EVER Edward J. Faulkner Owner/Contractor 760 597 - 9811 Doors & Windows- JULIAN DOOR & WINDOW Specializing in Replacement & New Construction "444 Highway 78 & 79 Unit 4, Julian, CA 92036 Located in Wynola next to Spencer Valley School BRAD HURST (760) 765-2740 Lic. #B533272 FAX (760) 765-0052