Gongol.com Archives: June 2008
Brian Gongol

June 25, 2008

Water News DNR applauds use of chlorination monitoring

Iowa Why Sioux City and Sioux Falls have turned out so differently
The two towns, about an hour apart, started off in roughly the same condition in the 1960s. But Sioux Falls has grown well while Sioux City has had a much rougher time, economically. The biggest difference is that Sioux City depends heavily upon manufacturing, while Sioux Falls has moved away from heavy industry. That should be a lesson for those who obsess over manufacturing jobs as a political issue. Manufacturing still matters, but it can't be the only thing happening in a city's economy.

Broadcasting Tracking radio listeners in real-time
The Internet makes it possible to follow listeners' reactions to a station in real time.

Business and Finance No more federation for American necktie makers
Despite what the current trend appears to be, the necktie will endure. It may just be taking a brief vacation in some offices. Thanks to the Internet, you can even buy custom hand-made neckties or even have one custom-made. Related: The world's best knot for a necktie is the Pratt-Shelby knot. Rarely tried, but easy to master and beautifully balanced.

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