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Voice of the People

Jan. 29, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

More to learn about chemical

The first story was Freedom Industries was allowed to store the 4-methylcyclo stuff because it was just storing and not manufacturing anything. There is another outfit that no one has yet to investigate. If you search the 4-methyl, you will find that Nalco Chemical owns the patent for the froth flotation process. That patent description says there are three ingredients: water, 4-methanol and a glycol either or ester. So in fact Freedom was manufacturing. It is not "an extender;" it is part of the patent.

Who do you suppose is a silent partner of Freedom or at least collecting royalties?

Actually these chemicals are not coal-cleaning materials; they aid to float the coal fines, thus they are a coal recovery chemical. This process is utilized to recover powdered metallurgical coal, a very valuable coal used to make steel.

Fred Friar


Hamrick should hire new basketball coach

After reading a Voice of the People column addressing Marshall basketball topic, I agree that Marshall fans deserve better. But foul shooting isn't going to solve Marshall's problem.

After watching Tulsa clobber Marshall by 17 points at home, my opinion is Athletic Director Hamrick needs to wake up, get himself a good strong cup of coffee, clear his head and maybe start looking for another coach. Marshall got beat in the second half. What does that tell you? And a lot of empty seats.

Also, what is Marshall doing playing such a weak schedule in football. Marshall should have a good team in 2014 and worthy of better opponents. How many people are going to watch blowout after blowout? More empty seats.

I wonder if Mr. Hamrick is trying to protect the Doc's job. P.S. Chuck Landon might make a good coach. He seems to know everything; most of the time he's right.

Sam Marcum




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