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Learning Something New

By Michael N. Ciampo It was Sunday, and the pregame appetizers of chicken wings and nachos were just hitting the table prior to the football game. We managed to eat lunch without an interruption and especially enjoyed the back-and-forth chatter of the two members whose favorite teams were playing. Just as halftime was over and the close game was resuming, the tones went off and we went out the door for a possible cornice collapse. As I pulled up my bunker pants, my mental size-up was in full motion. Would this be a partial or a full-scale cornice and parapet collapse? Was it going to be a large section of marble, brick, or even wood or tin? Would it be dangling off the front of the buildi...

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