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Burlington Times News (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Burlington, North Carolina A times at a glance vote for your favourites today nation remember this residents of Gaffney s.c., found themselves in a bit of a crisis recently when it appeared the towns iconic Roadside attraction might be on the verge of being Tom Down., two murderers who used Power tools to escape from prison must have taken Days to Cut through steel Walls and pipes and break through the bricks now York gov. Andrew Cuomo said sunday. State the . To Audi Civ Reny elected a new state chairman to a two year term saturday a and it Wasny to the candidate favored by gov. Mccrory and the gof legislative leadership. Sports Trow sets the Pace f i in a Mebane Man overcame a big deficit to win the Alamance county Amateur Golf tournament. Raceway picks up first win since 2013.1 Manor Rainy Tunny of details Page a11 68 Joseph Leiser Grade t tile Burlington school limes news 127vi year no. 315 Burlington North Carolina monday june 8, 2015 75 cents Quot you can take a House and make it use less electricity. Its not that we Are doing it with nothing a that a lust not True a but we Are doing it with a whole lot less. A a Ralph Gibson on household conservation Steven Mantilla Slmaa news Ralph Gibson 82, talks about hit hand built water reclamation system and solar panels which a uses to collect Energy and heat up water in his Burlington horns. Gibson uses his background in heating and air conditioning to build and maintain his equipment which uses reclaimed water to flush his household toilets and save on water and sewer Coats. Engineering efficiency Burlington Many a Home utilizes solar Power water reclamation system Ralph Gibson a House on Bidney drive stands out in part for the big water tank outside and the big fish tank inside. The outside tank is a 350-gallon plastic Cylinder. The inside tank is a 180-gallon Glass rectangle with colourful Saltwater fish like Blue Chro mis sail in Tang and clownish. A a it a a said Gibson 82, a which i real people with Isaac Groves can to the fish need pure water. City water treatment kills bacteria and is not great for fish either. A you use City water a you d kill them a Gibson said. Quot and yet we drink the process to purify the water in the tank called reverse osmosis leaves about four Gallons of Wastewater for every gallon of pure water for the fish Gibson said. Gibson could simply flush that water Down the toilet but instead he uses it to flush the toilets in his House. The Wastewater empties into the big outside tank that fills the tanks of the toilets inside. When the tank runs empty Gibson said he turns a couple of valves inside and switches the toilets to City water. He figures it saves him about $20 a month on water and sewer fees. A recovering water is important a Gibson said. A it makes a big any water source would work for this Gibson said including a downspout from a houses rain gutters. He did All this with things he got at the hardware store like a Well pump and its All up to code. Gibson has a history with this kind of thing. He said he first put solar collectors on his roof in 1975, and he still uses panels to heat the House. A career in Industrial heating and air conditioning gave Gibson a lot of the skills he needed to take these kinds of projects on. But he did not tackle them alone he said. When he got into solar Energy in the 1970s, there were a lot of unknowns but he had help and advice coming from a nearby Friend and from As far away As Denmark. A there was no a turn to Page 32,�?� Gibson said. After a while he became the one people went to for solar Energy advice. People still come to the House hip at watch video of Ralph Gibson discussing his Home conservation systems to see the system he built. It is a simple system Gibson said and Over the years he has gotten things running pretty automatically. A you done to have to fiddle with the solar system Gibson said. A in fact i rarely look at the House Gibson shares with his wife Linda was built in 1955. It was not an Era where builders thought a lot about Energy efficiency but Gibson put his stamp on it Over the years. T he solar system does not work alone either. The House is heavily insulated and if it is warmer than 55 degrees the heat does not even need to run. A you can take a House and make it use less electricity Gibson said. A a it a not that we Are doing it with nothing a that s just not True a but we Are doing it with a whole lot have an idea for a real people profile ? Contact City editor Tom Jones by calling $06-3040 or by email at tones Theta Desnews com a maintenance system accepts bids to paint four schools by Isaac Groves times news Groves Theta Desnews com five Alamance Burlington schools will get fresh paint this summer and the District plans to get schools on a schedule. At a special meeting t thursday the Alamance Burlington Board of Educa Tion accepted $596,863 in bids from three companies to paint four schools pending the county a permission to use Bond funds. The District estimates it will spend an additional $42,500 on paint. These bids Are to paint Newlin elementary Graham Middle and Eastern Alamance and Cummings High schools. There was a winning hid to paint Haw River elementary As Well hut the contractor had a conflict so the Board voided the bid and plans to vote on it again at its work session monday said Alamance Burlington school system Public information officer Jenny Faulkner. The majority of the painting will be inside assistant superintendent Todd see paint schools / Page a2painting costs a Newlin elementary school production painting $34,995. Paint $5,000 a Graham Middle school Perry International us $83,460 paint. $7,500 a Cummings High school production painting $165,410 paint $15,000 a Eastern Alamance High school Statesville painting $312,998 paint $15,000 total $596,863 labor $42,500 paint a health no. Sees Sharp drop in abortions since 2010tar Heel state posts one of biggest declines in . By Jonathan Drew the associated press Raleigh a flu number of abortions performed in North Carolina has dropped by More than a Quarter in the past five years a one of the steepest declines in the nation a and new rules including a 72-hour waiting period could extend the trend. A National Survey by t he associated press found that the annual number of abortions has fallen significantly in most states both conservative and Liberal leaning since 2010. Abortions in North Carolina have declined by 26 percent in that period. Only Hawaii had a larger percentage decline in the Survey which included All but the handful of states that done to keep comprehensive abortion statistics. The Survey comes As the Republican controlled North Carolina general Assembly passed a Bill last week that would make the state one of a few that require women to talk to a doctor or other qualified professional 72 hours before having an abortion unless there s a medical emergency. See . Abortions / Page a2procedure on the decline in nearly All Stales by David Crary the associated press abortions have declined in states where new Laws make it harder to have them but they be also waned in states where abortion rights Are protected an associated press Survey finds nearly everywhere in red states and Blue abortions Are Down since 2010 explanations vary abortion rights advocates attribute it to expanded Access to effective Contra Cep fives and a drop in unintended pregnancies some foes of abortion say there has been a shift in societal attitudes with More women choosing to carry their pregnancies to term several of the states that have been most Aggro Sive in passing anti abortion Laws a including Indiana Missouri Ohio and Oklahoma have seen their abortion numbers drop by More than 15 percent since 2010 but More Liberal states As new York Washington and Oregon also had declines of that magnitude even As they maintained unrestricted Access to abortion see on the decline Page a2 the associated press in this Jan. 15, 2014, Ala photo Alan Hoyla of Lincolnton stand outside the supreme court in Washington a the court heard arguments on a Massachusetts Law setting a 35-foot protest frae zone outside abortion clinics. 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