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Rule number one in any industry is "adapt or die." That's why Ford Motor Co. is making some once-unthinkable changes to its next-generation version of the Ford Explorer SUV.
Ford is changing the original adventure-loving rugged off-roader to make it more in tune with the way people have always actually used it -- as a grocery getter -- instead of the way owners imagine they might use it: to scale craggy peaks.
"When we were working on the program we asked our current Explorer owners, 'Do you guys need the ability to go off road' and 100% said 'Absolutely, yes," said a Jay Ward, a Ford spokesman. "When we asked them, 'How often do you go off road?' 70% said 'Never."
So, the new Explorer will retain enough capability to cover what most buyers imagine when they think of going "off-road," which generally doesn't involve crawling up steep inclines or going over fallen rocks. It will be perfectly at home on a rutted trail through the forest, however.
At the same time, it will be easier on fuel and nicer to drive around town.
Not that long ago, the Explorer was the most popular passenger vehicle of any kind in America. Between 1995 and 2002 Ford sold an average of 412,000 of them a year, said Ford sales analyst George Pipas.
That was during the height of America's SUV craze when truck-based SUVs constituted most of what was available. They also suited Americans' tastes at a time when gasoline was cheap and people craved status and adventure.
Then more fuel-efficient, softer riding crossover SUVs, vehicles with car-like rather than truck-like engineering, gained popularity. Thus started a rapid slide in the sales of traditional truck-based SUVs and, perhaps most notably, the Explorer. Ford sold only 52,000 Explorers last year and 78,400 in 2008.
Having gotten the undeniable message, Ford is making the next Explorer a car-based crossover SUV. It will share its engineering with the Ford Taurus sedan.
The Taurus's engineering seems to be quite versatile. It also underpins the Lincoln MkS sedan and the Ford Flex and Lincoln MkT crossovers. That's part of the attraction of the car-based design, Pipas said. Ford can spread its engineering investment out over more different vehicles.
Part of the challenge in designing the new Explorer was meeting owners genuine needs while still enabling the fantasies that make them want an Explorer in the first place.
The new Explorer will ride higher off the ground than the Flex and it will have a dial that can call up various suspension and all-wheel-drive settings for snow, sand and mud. It's similar to a system used on vehicles sold by Land Rover, the British SUV maker that was owned, until recently, by Ford.
The lead engineer on the new Explorer, Jim Holland, was also a chief engineer at Land Rover where he helped develop the Terrain Response system, as it's called.
The new Explorer will be offered with at least two engines, a turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine and a non-turbocharged V6. It's not clear, yet, if the more powerful EcoBoost V6 ending will be offered. All versions of the Explorer will have a six-speed automatic transmissions.
The new Explorer is expected to hit the market this summer as a 2011 model, Ward said.
For now, Ford is being unusually secretive about the new Explorer. With only a couple of months to go before it's launch, Ford has released only a "teaser" image in which the front corner of the SUV is visible in a portrait of Holland.Ordinarily, a vehicle like this would have been unveiled months ago at one of the major auto shows but, Ward said, with the Internet allowing cars to be unveiled everywhere in the world at once, Ford felt there was no need to reveal the 2011 Explorer early. That would only have harmed sales of the current model
If you want to visit the top beach in the US, only a traffic-jammed ride away on the LIE.
Coopers Beach in Southampton grabbed the best beach billing in the rankings compiled by the man appropriately dubbed Dr. Beach.
Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman’s annual list marks its 20th year by honoring the sandy shores of Coopers Beach. Main Beach in Easthampton also made the cut, taking the fifth spot.
Coopers Beach in Southampton grabbed the best beach billing in the rankings compiled by the man appropriately dubbed Dr. Beach.
Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman's annual list marks its 20th year by honoring the sandy shores of Coopers Beach. Main Beach in Easthampton also made the cut, taking the fifth spot.
Criteria Leatherman uses for his rankings include: water temperature, sand softness, number of waves, smells and the presence of jellyfish.
However, unless you ride your bike to the beach, prepare to pay $40 to park your car at Coopers.
Here is Dr. Beach's Top 10 list:
1. Coopers Beach, Southampton, NY
2. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Fla.
3. Coronado Beach, San Diego, Calif.
4. Cape Hatteras, Outers Banks, NC
5. Main Beach, East Hampton, NY
6. Kahanamoku Beach, Wakiki, Oahu, Hawaii
7. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.
8. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, SC
9. Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii
10. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Fla.
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FRIDAY: Eddie Money
Like 9 p.m. sunsets and orange barrels on the freeway, here's a sure sign that Michigan summer has come knocking. Just as he's done nearly every year for two decades, the affable Money kicks off the DTE season with his show of well-weathered classic rock. Opening is 22-year-old daughter Jesse Money, a bluesy rock singer who will also sing backup during her dad's set. 7:30 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, I-75 at exit 89. 248-377-0100. $10, $34.50.
SATURDAY: 50 Cent
The New York rapper with the tight Detroit ties gets the Chene Park season off to a lively start. Fiddy, a frequent presence here when he first emerged with a boost from Eminem, hasn't appeared on a Detroit stage in five years. He arrives as part of an ongoing tour in support of last fall's "Before I Self Destruct." In the opening slot is fellow G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks. 8 p.m., Chene Park Amphitheatre, 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. 313-393-7128. $32-$67.
Diana RossIt's homecoming time in the city where old friends are still apt to call her Diane. Returning to a venue that should have a big spot in her heart -- scene of so many Motown revues back in the day -- Ross sashays into the Fox for her first Detroit-proper show since 2004. The music will be sweetened with orchestral strings in this career retrospective, running the gamut from early Supremes stuff on up. 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit. 313-983-6611. $48-$88.
NBA Playoffs Game 5: Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers Live Stream: Another NBA game is about to happen. I’m sure NBA fans out there will be tuning in for another exciting basketball game.Phoenix Suns will face Los Angeles lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs . The basketball game match is scheduled to have a kick off time at 9:00 pm Eastern Time which will be held at the Staple Center in Los Angeles, California.
The Western Conference Finals is now tied at two games a piece. Currently, the basketball match has began between Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. Catch NBA Playoffs Game 5 Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers live stream.
I think that Phoenix Suns will win this game 5 game against Los Angeles Lakers as they have a strong record of victory in NBA Playoffs matches. How about you, who do you think will win this basketball game?
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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Monmouth Park is a bulwark against time. The stately 65-year-old racetrack peddles charm and tradition, and those wares have never faded here. Fresh coats of green and white paint are usually the only things required to spruce up the place every summer. And although the 2007 Breeders’ Cup necessitated renovations and a few additions to the facility, the postcard-pretty racetrack has always offered satisfying continuity. Until now, of course.
Lebron James’ Mom Delonte West Affair – Recently, rumors have been spreading in the internet about Lebron James’ mom and his teammate Delonte West. According to TerezOwens.com, Lebron James’ mom have been rumored in having a relationship affair with Delonte West. And it might also be the reason why Lebron James is set to leave Cleveland by the next season.
Rumors also said that Lebron James’ mom have been caught sleeping with Delonte West. However, representatives from Lebron James and Delonte West haven’t yet commented or said anything about this love affair between his mother and his teammate. But they are still keep searching for the truth behind these rumors and James don’t want to expose his personal life in the public.
The brown cloudy band, known as the South Equatorial Belt, or SEB, started fading late last year, NASA said in a story on its website.
“This is a big event,” said planetary scientist Glenn Orton of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Scientists don’t know why, but one of Jupiter’s two main cloud belts has disappeared — again. “We’re monitoring the situation closely and do not yet fully understand what’s going on.”
Orton says the belt may not be gone, just hidden under higher clouds.
“But I certainly didn’t expect to see it completely disappear,” said amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley of Australia. “Jupiter continues to surprise.”
“It’s possible,” he said on the NASA website, “that some ‘ammonia cirrus’ has formed on top of the SEB, hiding the SEB from view.”
NASA says,On Earth white wispy cirrus clouds are made of ice crystals. On Jupiter, the same sort of clouds can form, but the crystals are made of ammonia instead of water.
The belt’s disappearances can be erratic.
“The SEB fades at irregular intervals, most recently in 1973-75, 1989-90, 1993, 2007, 2010,
” said John Rogers, director of the British Astronomical Association’s Jupiter Section.
“The 2007 fading was terminated rather early, but in the other years, the SEB was almost absent, as at present.”
NASA said, The return of the SEB can be dramatic,
“We can look forward to a spectacular outburst of storms and vortices when the ‘SEB revival’ begins,
” Rogers told NASA. “It always begins at a single point, and a disturbance spreads out rapidly around
the planet from there, often becoming spectacular even for amateurs eyeballing the planet through medium-sized telescopes.
“However,” he said, “we can’t predict when or where it will start. On historical precedent, it could be any time in the next two years.”
“I’ll be watching every chance I get,” Wesley said. “The revival will likely be sudden and dramatic,
with planet-circling groups of storms appearing over the space of just a week or so.”
Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is visible in the eastern sky before dawn, NASA said.
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Star Magazine first posted the Casey James mugshot when he was arrested for DWI in 2001 and 2002. Casey James mugshot when he was arrested for DWI in 2001 and 2002.
Due to the government’s incapability to clean up the monthlong massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, “Waterworld” actor Kevin Costner comes up with an idea for cleaning up the oil spill.
In an effort to address the BP’s oil spill disaster in the gulf, he paid scientists to develop a large-scale centrifuge that can separate oil from sea water, saving the oil in tanks while returning the clean seawater to the sea.
Costner calls it the “Ocean Therapy” centrifuge, a cleanup technology that can remove 97 percent of the oil from water. According to WWL-TV, BP approved Costner’s plan yesterday after watching it work in New Orleans last Thursday. BP is set to take the machines out onto barges for field testing.
The actor has invested more than $24 million in the machine’s inventor Ocean Therapy Solutions. “Years before I got involved oil spills would come and, I would wonder why we couldn’t clean this up,” Costner said.
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if budgeted beginning inventory is $8,300, budgeted ending inventory is $9,400, and budgeted cost of goods sold is $10,260, budgeted purchases should be: