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Heavy mining equipment stolen
THIEVES broke into Edwinstowe's Thoresby Colliery earlier this week stealing 20 brass connector blocks from a compound area at the Ollerton Road site. Police are now investigating the incident which happened overnight between 28th and 29th January.

Insp Andy Ghan, local area commander for Sherwood, says the brass connector blocks were newly delivered heavy mining equipment.

Hyundai Heavy's Profit Soars 79 Percent
SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. said Thursday its profit soared 79 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, rounding out a record earnings year for the world's largest shipbuilder.

Hyundai Heavy Industries earned 512.9 billion won ($546.8 million) in the three months ended Dec. 31, the company said in a statement. It posted net profit of 286.9 billion won in the same quarter a year ago.

Sales during the quarter rose 18 percent to 4.25 trillion won ($4.53 billion) from 3.6 trillion won a year earlier.

When construction slows, workers turn to snow
Heavy equipment sits silently at an excavation site, one of many such job sites around Central Oregon where winter snow means work slows or grinds to a halt.

The operations manager says they have to wait out the snow, and while it's interesting to see it collect atop mounds of material, the weather is putting many local construction workers out of work.

"Vacation is not an option this year," concrete worker Ken Dority said Wednesday.

Snow equipment can handle heavy storm
Road commission equipment is able to remove large quantities of snow.

Would Lenawee County be paralyzed for nearly a week by another storm of the magnitude of the 1978 blizzard?

Lenawee County Road Commission equipment would still be pinned down while heavy snow is falling and being whipped by 60 mph winds. But a break in the weather would give drivers a chance to push snow faster and farther with the equipment the agency is stocked with today, said road commission officials.

Big machines to vie at Rodeo Grounds
The Tucson Rodeo Grounds will be the site of the third annual Heavy Equipment Rodeo involving dump trucks, graders, and backhoes Saturday.
City and county transportation departments will provide the heavy equipment and operators competing in maneuvering the big machines through a maze of cones and barricades.

Caterpillar upsets some Methodists
Methodist renewal advocate Mark Tooley says United Methodist Church officials are urging church agencies and members to divest their holdings in Caterpillar Incorporated, for doing business with Israel.

Tooley, who directs the United Methodist Committee at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, says the UMC has about $15 million of Caterpillar stock in its pension fund. But he says the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society has unveiled a proposal to divest from Caterpillar ahead of the church's governing General Conference in April. Several United Methodist regional conferences have endorsed anti-Israel divestment, according to Tooley.

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