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The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
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August 6, 2004
Ashburn- An hour before the sun reaches it's noontime peak temperatures are already soaring, but throw in a couple of glass windshields and the heat becomes deadly.
"Several times this summer I heard a news broadcast that said children had been left in the car. I'm sure that people think, 'well I'm just going to be gone one minute'," says Turner County High School Physics teacher Vicki Sherling.
But as her class found out, one minute can means dozens of degrees. She had her class measure how hot a vehicle would get at different time intervals.
"We used a CBL which is a computer based laboratory. It's a little computer, and you can hook up to three probes to it. We hooked two of them to it. One went inside of the vehicle about where the child's face would be. The others would be on the outside, usually taped up around the vehicle's chassis," explains Greg White.
They tested three different cars and trucks around the parking lot, and after just three minutes, the average temperature inside the vehicles was a whopping 111 degrees.
"I already knew not to leave anything, but now I know not to leave anything for any period of time, really," says White.
"I wouldn't leave anything alive in the truck for a long period of time, not even three minutes now," says Kyle Wilkerson.
Some temperatures varied 40 degrees between the inside and outside of the vehicles, something the high school seniors hope parents and pet owners will take to heart.
"Really, we just hope people learn that it gets pretty hot in those things pretty quick, so just running into the grocery store for two minutes could be very dangerous," says White.
The students ran the experiment from 11:15 AM to 3:15 PM. After the four-hour period, the temperature in one car had reached 140 degrees.