All posts tagged "May-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Sign of Progress

    The joke is that those flashing speed display signs sometimes placed on highways are seen by mischievous drivers as a dare to put up some big numbers. In truth, this traffic calming solution is one of the...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Dancing in the Streets

    New Orleans has Mardi Gras. Brazil has Carnival — a dancing-in-the-streets celebration that lasts for a week just before Ash Wednesday. The elaborate parades include lots and lots of music from some of the country’s biggest singing...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Strike a Pose

    Who can resist the Street View option on Google maps? Look up a childhood home, your own street or a collection of favorite stomping grounds at maps.google.com, click on street view and you get a ground level...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Speaking Span-ish

    Today, bridge inspectors rely mostly on their eyes to determine if a structure is sound. But what if the bridge could talk, pointing out its stress points before they cracked? That is the goal of a five-year,...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Reasons to Smile

    You know what to do if you’re happy and you know it. But what if you don’t actually realize you’re happy? The website www.happier.com recently created a gratitude journal application for the iPhone. The idea is to...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Songs About Me

    In the late 1970s, pop culture was captivated with trucking, thanks to a catchy country song called “Convoy.” The intersection of twang and trucking wasn’t necessarily new — it dates back to the 1930s, when trucking tunes...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Phase Two

    Linda: We met at age 15 and have been together ever since, so we tell people that basically we’ve been married our whole lives. I was working as a hairdresser, and Larry was working at a mill...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Tell us your story

    Tell us how trucking has affected your life and you may be featured in Road King.

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Big Time

    Just because she isn’t the trucker pulling a quarter million pounds of steel down the Interstate doesn’t mean pilot car driver Lisa Muehrcke is simply out for a carefree cruise. Nope, Lisa’s got her mind on a...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Fishing on the Fly

    When Sandy Moret watched an 80-pound tarpon grab the fly on the end of his line 40 years ago, it wasn't just the fish that was hooked. Moret, a newcomer to Miami at the time, didn't know...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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