today announced theacquisition of Monitex, a leading recycling and reuse specialist for computermonitors, TVs, and cathode ray tubes (CRT).The acquisition enables ROUND2 todeliver a comprehensive, wholly-owned electronics recycling solution from its183,000 square foot facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.Ian Bagnall, ROUND2's Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our clients have beenasking for a vertically integrated partner to reduce their costs whileproviding a closed-loop recycling solution.ROUND2's proprietary IntelligentSortation(TM) process greatly reduces our clients' end-of-life, excess andscrap electronics management costs.ROUND2 is passionate about achieving itsmission to deliver a fully integrated, 100 environmentally responsiblesolution for the handling of unwanted and retired electronic assets."ROUND2 Senior Vice President, Ferris Segovia, said, "Monitex has alwaysfocused on proper end-of-life solutions for CRT products, with an emphasis oneliminating landfill eWaste.Our unique process incorporates both reuse andrecycling for discarded CRTs, giving new life to a perceived obsoletetechnology." Segovia, who is leading ROUND2's CRT Processing Division,continued, "ROUND2 has been a valued customer since 2005 and we clearly sharea complimentary and synergistic mission.Our clients, both Fortune 1000 andeWaste collectors, will benefit from ROUND2's additional capabilities relatedto remarketing and repair." Monitex () was founded in 2002 and is a national serviceprovider for recycling and refurbishing of CRT products.As a leader in glassto glass CRT recycling, Monitex processed in excess of 36 million pounds ofCRT products in 2008, diverting more than 7 million pounds of lead fromlandfills. The acquisition complements ROUND2's diverse suite of resale and recyclingservices, cementing its position as the largest, full-service, end-of-lifeelectronics processor in the Central United States.With the addition ofMonitex, ROUND2's offerings now include: Asset Management Services (test,repair, and certified data destruction), Product Remarketing (B-channel sales,systems, parts, and components), Recycling (reverse logistics, glass to glassCRT recycling, and brand protection programs), and Customizable Reporting.Donald Hackett, ROUND2 Chief Strategy Officer said, "ROUND2 is building aworld-class enterprise with a focused leadership team executing a disciplined1,000 day plan to capture significant market share.We believe there is anoversupply of profiteering eWaste collectors, presenting a substantivedisintermediation opportunity.ROUND2 is aggressively expanding itscapabilities and the Monitex acquisition positions the company to expand itsservices."Hackett continued, "The ROUND2 brand will be recognized fordelivering measurable value to both stakeholders and shareholders alike."Effective immediately, the combined company operates under the trade name"ROUND2 MONITEX" and is headquartered in the largest electronics recyclingfacility in the State of Texas About ROUND2 Inc.ROUND2 Inc. Brandon McDonald (CB):Inconsistent at best in coverage, often blows assignments, and either will not or cannot tackle.Remembering the Ravens' beatdown of the Browns as recapitulated by NBC's Sunday Night Football, when NBC's Keith Olbermann commented on another one of McDonald's intentional (I hope, because no one can possibly suck this much in the NFL) whiffs, he said "Tackling was optional."Gruesome death to victory: Tackling, to McDonald, is optional.2 John St Clair (RT):In Cleveland, St. Clair Avenue can take you from the upscale Warehouse District on one end, past the convention center a few blocks, through a business district further east, and into pure ghetto as you keep following that road.If you're a quarterback playing behind St Clair, you're in the ghetto Time to get mugged.Going up St. Chansi Stuckey (WR):Alright! We have an ex-Jet! Combine his complete lack of a vertical threat with the surehandedness of the nightclub brawler the de facto GM let him go for, and we must have a "character guy" who fits into the "process" or something.Gruesome death to victory: Greased fingers with lack of speed.4. Brian Daboll (OC):Boss Boss I ain't got no Favre no more!Completely in over his head, Daboll soldiers on with an offense with about as much firepower as the 1939 Polish cavalry had facing the German Wehrmacht.I never thought anyone could possibly make me nostalgic for the days of Maurice Carthon, but ...Gruesome death to victory: The Peter Principle.5. The Two-Headed QB Monster:Browns fan 1: Your guy sucks!Browns fan 2: Oh yeah, your guy sucks more!(Cue to primates flinging feces at each other).Two inaccurate and inept quarterbacks are fighting for a thankless job, namely leading a virtually talentless offense to numerous three-and-outs.Meanwhile, fans are split, and loathe the QB they do not prefer to the extent of throwing the other guy under the bus in order to prove, not necessarily, that their QB is The Man, but that the other guy is a complete waste.Which would you prefer Lethal injection or firing squadGruesome death to victory: Both these guys suck!6.
If we hit the Lotto in different states many times in a row, we could have done it.But, we would have known not much more than Randolph Lerner.Sir, you inherited a house in the ghetto you feel an obligation to maintain, but your interests are elsewhere.Well, to you, it's the ghetto, but to us, it's home.Dad ain't smiling down from Heaven upon your efforts. None of us will blame you.If you keep this team, follow your father's advice.Hire good people, let them do their jobs, and get the Hell out of their way.Gruesome death to victory: Continued thrashing and flailing.EXTRA POINT: Which is scarierCorporate naming rights extending down to the high school level or Six Points going Terry Pluto on youYou make the call.OK, editors, two alumni from my old high school now play in the NFL, and one plays for the Browns. Thus, this makes the cut.Boliantz Stadium, where my old high school played its football games from 1970-2009, will be demolished soon.Its home stands, made of wood upon steel supports and built with volunteer labor when the area was semi-rural, held about 3,000 fans. On the visiting side, there was room for a medium-sized marching band and the close friends and immediate family of the visiting team.It's being replaced by a 5.000-seat facility, which voters in the district narrowly approved a tax levy for in November 2008.But, this isn't about the stadium. It's about the man whose name it bears.It's also about corporate naming rights, which may reach their rapacious tentacles into the public high school where I had two years of Latin and came within a thread of making the National Honor Society.I grew up going to Cleveland Stadium for baseball and football games, and to the Richfield Coliseum for basketball, concerts and hockey.Those places were named after their locales, not the highest bidder.
Things changed, and we know it.Now, the University of Akron has a new stadium named after a telemarketing firm.Louisville plays in a stadium named after a pizza chain.But, on the most basic and primal level of sports, we don't need Pepsi Field or Walmart Stadium.Boliantz did not pay a dime to have his name on my old high school's stadium. The community honored him.William Boliantz began his teaching career in the rural Northfield (Ohio) High School in 1941, and also coached the football, basketball and baseball teams.After a year of teaching, he was drafted into the Army Corps of Engineers in 1942, and did not return to teaching until 1946.In 1948, Northfield and neighboring Macedonia's school districts merged, and by 1951, Boliantz was principal at Northfield-Macedonia High School, still coaching football until the 1960 season, when he became superintendent.By the completion of the district's new high school in 1962, the school became known as Nordonia. In Boliantz' tenure, the combined district went from three buildings to seven, added to pre-existing structures, and quintupled its enrollment.William Boliantz retired as superintendent in 1976. I hope I don't see it.But, Superintendent Boliantz is still alive and well in his 90s.And as much as I loathed high school, I will gladly make the drive back there and shed a tear in public to see this:Bill Boliantz stepping out to the 50-yard-line for the first game and dedication of the new Boliantz Stadium. . MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY) announced today the final tax treatment for its 2008 distributions on itscommon shares.Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their personal taxadvisors as to their specific tax treatment of Liberty Property Trustdistributions. The table below summarizes the income tax treatment of thecompany's total distributions of $2.500 per common share (CUSIP No.531172104):Common share distributions:Form 1099 - DIV (Boxes 1a 2a 3)Box 1aBox 1bCashOrdinaryTaxableRecordPayableDistribution TaxableQualified Date DatePer Share Dividend Dividends(1) 1/1/20081/15/2008 $0.625 $0.5902 $0.0000 4/1/20084/15/2008 $0.625 $0.5902 $0.0000 7/1/20087/15/2008 $0.625 $0.5902 $0.150110/1/2008 10/15/2008 $0.625 $0.5902 $0.1921Totals $2.500 $2.3608 $0.3422Box 2aBox 2bBox 3 TotalUnrecapturedRecordPayableCapital Gain Section 1250Nondividend Date Date Distribution Gain (2) Distributions(3) 1/1/20081/15/2008$0.0348 $0.0182 $0.00 4/1/20084/15/2008$0.0348 $0.0182 $0.00 7/1/20087/15/2008$0.0348 $0.0182 $0.0010/1/2008 10/15/2008$0.0348 $0.0182 $0.00Totals$0.1392 $0.0728 $0.00(1) Amounts in Box 1b are included in Box 1a.(2) Amounts in Box 2b are included in Box 2a.(3) Amounts in Box 3 are also known as Return of Capital.The fourth quarter 2008 distribution made to holders of record as of January1, 2009 for the common shares is considered a 2009 distribution for federalincome tax purposes.
Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) is a leader in commercial real estate,serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom, through thedevelopment, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office andindustrial properties.Liberty's 76 million square foot portfolio includesmore than 700 properties which provide office, distribution and lightmanufacturing facilities to 2,100 tenants.SOURCELiberty Property TrustJeanne A Leonard, Liberty Property Trust, 1-610-648-1704. WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Tests confirm that recalledbatches of contaminated peanut butter match the strain ofSalmonella food poisoning that has sickened 399 people,Minnesota health officials said on Monday. "Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Health lab testsconducted last week discovered Salmonella bacteria in a 5-pound(2 kg) package of King Nut peanut butter collected from along-term care facility associated with one of the reportedillnesses," the health department said in a statement. It said the peanut butter was the likely source of the 30cases in Minnesota. On Saturday Ohio-based food distributor King Nut Cos saidit had contacted its customers and asked them to remove allKing Nut peanut butter and Parnell's Pride peanut butter fromthe market.