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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Apr 17, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:  Kirk Hon showed up for lunch. He did get good support for always showing up at Bingo.

Fines:  Doug said he saw Bill Benton on TV so he fined Bill 25cents. Scott Manley was also fined.

Announcements: Mike Magee has more Kings Sooper cards and they are in different denominations this time.

John Pifer has a deal to get some Rockies tickets and wants to know who would want some. These are for May 24 th, start time 1:55p.m. Let him know soon.

2008 International Convention in Denver July 17-19. Platte Canyon is the hosting club and there is a need for some helpers.

Bingo Report:    103 players and a deposit of $4844.

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Carl Duncan complimented the club for such a large turnout for his SOD presentation.

The birth of Carl Duncan in 1930, like Fred Downs, ushered in the Great Depression. Duncan's parents were school teachers who maintained employment during this era in small rural schools. They met and were married in Burlington. Carl was born in 1930 in Alamosa and 2 weeks later, the family moved to Cortez and was there first 6 years of his life. The family moved to the coal mining community of Oak Creek in 1936 where the main form of entertainment was tackle football with or without pads.

In 1940 they relocated to Avondale, a gentle farm community 15 miles east of Pueblo on the Arkansas River where the main form of entertainment was softball. Carl mentioned that per capital, Avondale is the murder capital of the U.S. with 2 murders and a population of 350. In playing softball, Duncan's first painful learning experience was to catch a fly ball with the hands rather than in the chest like a football. Duncan obtained a BA degree from the Univ of Colorado and was drafted during the Korean War into the 101 st Air |Borne, was a Company Clerk and was sent to Germany because he could speak the language.

Carl recovered from the warped mentality instilled by the liberals at CU and obtained an MBA degree form DU and became a CPA, using the GI bill. In 1962 he settled in Denver and was unleashed as a CPA on an unsuspecting public. Carl was brought into the club by Steve Bolyard.

Program: John Vierthaler Dr. Donald Stedman, a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Denver. Don was born in Scotland, raised in England and come to the U.S. in 1968, to K-State in Kansas. He was making $1500 in England and jumped to $6000 a year in Kansas.

The Professor talked to us about 10 years ago, and came today to give us an update on auto emission testing. On their web site, it says:

Welcome to the Fuel Efficiency Automobile Test Data Center

This site provides access to much of the remote sensing work Don Stedman's group at the University of Denver has been involved in since 1987. That work includes emissions data collected to date in 21 countries around the world and in more than 25 US locations.

Emissions data from planes, trains and automobiles along with heavy-duty trucks, snowmobiles and snow coaches can be found at the links on their pages.

Using input from the public, a new type of vehicle emissions information system has been developed which integrates an innovative variable message sign with an on-road vehicle emissions sensing system to display individual vehicle emissions information to passing drivers. The Smart Sign was successfully operated from May 1995 to August of 1996 in Denver Colorado as part of a Federal Highway Administration Intelligent Transportation System operational test. During that time more than 4 million readings were provided to more than 250,000 individuals at a cost of $0.02/test.

The original deployment was located in Denver at the intersection of Speer Blvd. and Interstate 25 (see site layout below). The system operated 7 days a week 24 hours a day in conditions that ranged in temperature from -20 to 100 degrees F. The more than 4 million readings were distributed as 86% 'Good', 10% 'Fair' and 4% 'Poor'.

The FEAT is an instrument capable of remotely measuring tailpipe emissions from vehicles as they drive on the road. As such it is often referred to as a remote sensor. In 1987 with a grant from the Colorado Office of Energy Conservation the first successful FEAT was made and used to test light-duty vehicles in Colorado.

The FEAT was designed to emulate the results one would obtain using a conventional garage-type exhaust gas analyzer. An infrared and ultraviolet source are shined across a roadway onto multiple detectors which detect changes in the atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (HC) and nitric oxide (NO) before and after the vehicle. A video picture of the back of the vehicle is simultaneously recorded. Because the effective plume path length and amount of plume seen depend on a number of factors the FEAT reports mass ratios of CO, HC, or NO to CO2 or gram of pollutant/kg or gallon of fuel consumed. You can find all the information you want at their web site at:

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      On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf


Apr 25 – Bingo Team E
May 2 - Bingo Team A
May 9 - Bingo Team B
May 16 - Bingo Team C
May 23 - Bingo Team D
May 30 - Bingo Team E



Apr 24 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bruce Elsey
May 1 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Dick Enslow
May 8 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bill Foerster
May 13 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
May 15 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Tom Fry
May 22 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Joe Geers


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Cowboy boots

The teacher was helping one of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots.

He asked for help, and she could see why.

Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on.

By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat.

The little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."

She looked, and sure enough, they were.

It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on.

She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the right feet.

He then announced, "These aren't my boots."

She bit her tongue to keep from screaming and asked, "Why didn't you say so?"

Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet.

No sooner had they gotten the boots off when he said, "They're my brother's boots.

My Mom made me wear 'em."

Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry.

But, she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.

Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?

He said, "I sticked 'em in the toes of my boots."