09.11.13 Your Morning Buzz

Is interest in 9/11 waning or changing course?

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High Five

The Unique Genius of Hong Kong’s Public Transportation System – The use of a clever financing system has enabled the territory to provide world-class service—without breaking the bank.

Looking to a Wall That Limited the World Trade Center’s Devastation – Among the heroes of Sept. 11 is the construction supervisor of the slurry wall that held firm at the site’s foundation, preventing the Hudson River from flooding parts of Lower Manhattan.

New York Marks Sept. 11 Anniversary – Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, with events planned across the region to commemorate the tragedy.

A Beacon Diminished – An important symbol at One World Trade Center, sacrificed for the sake of cost cutting.

A DIY Internet grows in Brooklyn – In the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, residents deprived of easy access to the Internet have strung together cheap, rooftop antennas to create their own DIY network.

50 Nifty

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California Takes Steps to Ease Landmark Law Protecting Environment – Developers had hoped to build a subdivision on land in the El Sereno neighborhood east of downtown Los Angeles in 2012, but the California Environmental Quality Act, which Gov. Ronald Reagan signed into law in 1970, was used to prevent approval for the project.

District drivers, beware: City to aim more cameras at traffic scofflaws – D.C. will add 132 cameras, and they won’t just be aimed at speeders and red-light runners.

Can Mass. Succeed Where Others Have Failed? As services take over the economy, the traditional sales tax has become less helpful to state revenues. Despite several states’ failed attempts to tax services, Massachusetts is trying it again.

All their X’s are made in Texas  – With a facility in Fort Worth, Libertyville-based Motorola Mobility is the latest firm to bring production back to the U.S.

Electeds

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The lessons of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer – Of the three pols singed by sex scandal who attempted public rehabilitation this year — Sanford, Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer — only the former South Carolina governor managed to revive his political career, winning a special election for a House seat in May.

In Alaska, fears of a GOP Senate civil war – The GOP civil war may be coming to Alaska — and with it possibly the clearest test of whether the party can unite to win the Senate in 2014 or repeat the kind of bloodletting that proved so costly the past two elections.

Colorado Officials Lose Recall Votes Over Gun Laws – Two Democrats who backed tough gun-control laws were recalled in what had become a proxy battle, with outside support from advocates on both sides.

Anthony Weiner Exits Mayoral Race, Pursued by Sydney Leathers – After winning only 5 percent of the vote with nearly 80 percent of precincts reporting, the candidate conceded defeat around 10:30 in a speech to his supporters. Weiner’s remarked provided an unintentional retrospective of some of his most notorious campaign gaffes.

Who Had the Best Election Night Bar? Tuesday’s primary night was one of many revelations, mostly about who people were voting for for mayor.

Social Network

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WHY DO ONLY 7% OF MANAGERS CONSIDER SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS IMPORTANT FOR EMPLOYEES? – ACCORDING TO RECENT RESEARCH, SOCIAL MEDIA TALENTS ARE NOT VALUED BY MANAGERS. THAT, ARGUES THE AUTHOR, IS A BIG PROBLEM.

Google’s New, Flatter Logo Has Been 14 Years In The Making – GOOGLE IS PLANNING TO ROLL OUT A NEW, FLATTER LOGO. IT’S NOT JUST A MORE APPROPRIATE SYMBOL FOR A MODERN GOOGLE BUT THE CULMINATION OF MORE THAN A DECADE OF DESIGN EVOLUTION.

With The iPhone 5S, Apple Is Making You The Device – WHY THE IPHONE 5S’S FINGERPRINT SENSOR IS THE NEXT STEP TOWARD THE ULTIMATE APPLE PRODUCT: IYOU.

The new iPhones: Five perks (and questions) – Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday. The iPhone 5C is affordable and comes in five glossy colors. the iPhone 5S has an A7 processor and a fingerprint indentity sensor.

This App Will Get You Moving 30 Minutes A Day–No Excuses – Most fitness trackers require work setting goals and entering data. The Human.co app asks a more simple question: Can you just not sit around all day?

3 Things You Need to Know About Your LinkedIn Profile – If you are a job seeker and do not have a LinkedIn account then log on to the website and sign up right now.

Career Center

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Millennials Make Cities A Better Place To Live — For Everyone – With a growing population of bright, diverse, wired and connected young people who really care about where they live, the two are ideal for each other.

5 Things The Best Managers Do And Don’t Do – Excellent managers come in all shapes and sizes.  They can be loud or quiet, extroverted or introverted, Type A or calm.  Their management style can be as unique as personalities.

The Biggest Office Interruptions Are…not what most people think. And even a brief disruption of just 2.8 seconds has shown in research to lead to a doubling of errors.

5 WEIRD HABITS THAT MAKE PEOPLE SUCCESSFUL AND AWESOME – BECAUSE IF YOU MAKE ENOUGH MONEY, PEOPLE CALL YOU “ECCENTRIC” INSTEAD OF “CRAZY.”

Portlandia

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South Hillsboro: ‘Assertive timeline’ part of planning process as city eyes 2014 construction – Hillsboro planners and consultants spent two hours Tuesday night answering questions about South Hillsboro, the long-planned community which officials and developers hope finally breaks ground next year.

C-Tran to resume planning for CRC – First step: agreements to work with TriMet

Daimler Trucks, its ‘major investment’ may end Oregon’s Project Nova mystery – Earlier this year, state business officials said Nova is in line for at least $1 million in public money to back the high-wage jobs.

The cost of homelessness in Washington County: Study looks at emergency services price tag – Funding services for the chronically homeless is often packaged with a social or moral appeal. A Washington County-based study is attempting to determine if there’s a new economic case to be made.

Cascadia

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No, Bike Lanes Don’t Hurt Retail Business – They may even bring in more customers, according to a recent Seattle case study.

Tiny lots, big houses: Neighbors feeling squeeze despite ban – Neighbors say small-lot development has resulted in big, modern houses that are out of scale and character with their surroundings. The Seattle City Council on Monday is expected to extend a moratorium on such development.

Wiseguy words: The state of Jefferson in a state of insolvency – So it was heartening last week that when the supervisors of Siskiyou County voted 4-1 to secede from California, their goal was to form a new state with counties of southern Oregon. Given the attitudes expressed by the Siskiyou secessionists, they might easily have wanted to merge with North Dakota.

Developers Bet Big on Seattle – Office Space Is Going Up on Faith That a Booming Technology Sector Will Fill It

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Bellevue restaurant tax proposal off the table; council OKs budget – On top of the tax increase, residents will see cuts to services and delays in planned projects. But they won’t see the previously proposed reductions in fire and police services. The council voted to strike those cuts. Instead, the city will delay various projects such as sidewalk construction and police radios.

Committee: Don’t merge Rochester, Olmsted County park departments – If the park board accepts the committee’s recommendation, it might also discuss when to begin advertising to fill the job of director of Rochester Park and Recreation. It has been open since Ron Bastian retired at the end of June. Also open is the director of recreation. Steve Browning retired from that post at the end of August.

Chicago police expand foot patrols to most-dangerous areas – The Chicago Police Department has expanded the use of foot patrols to 20 of the city’s most dangerous areas.

Wal-Mart concerns still embroil Northbrook – In the ongoing controversy over a proposed Wal-Mart in Northbrook, more than 40 people spoke at a meeting to criticize the village’s traffic study and the proposal for the store as a whole.

Indianapolis suburbs connecting the dots with trails – A steady stream of pedestrian and bicycle traffic flows along the adjacent Monon Greenway, an abandoned rail line that found new life as a hub of activity for individuals and businesses alike.