Auto Student Kyle Krawczyk Wins Vic Edelbrock Sr. Wyotech Scholarship Award

first_imgTORRANCE, CA — Vic Edelbrock Jr. awarded WyoTech student Kyle Krawczyk a $5,500 check as winner of the 2005 Vic Edelbrock Sr./WTI Foundation Scholarship in a ceremony at the Laramie, WY, campus. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“This is the second year of our scholarship program with WyoTech and we’re extremely pleased with it,” said Edelbrock, president and CEO of Edelbrock Corp. “WyoTech is a prestigious automotive technical institute. Its programs are strong and produce knowledgeable automotive students who are eager and ready to work. Our industry definitely needs them.” On scholarship winner Krawczyk, Edelbrock had nothing but praise for the 20-year-old student. “What a deserving individual,” Edelbrock said. “Kyle has maintained a very high grade average, likes racing, hot rods and working on cars. I’m glad we at Edelbrock can help him continue his automotive endeavors.” For Krawczyk, who hails from Applegate, CA, the scholarship is dream come true. “I’m very surprised and honored,” he said. “I think it’s great that Vic Edelbrock helps automotive students with scholarships like this. I’m so thankful to him because it really helps.” “We consider it an honor and a privilege to be associated with the Edelbrock name and to be able to award this annual academic scholarship to a student such as Kyle Krawczyk,” Dale Eslinger, executive director of the WTI Foundation said. “Kyle embodies the professionalism, work ethic and passion that signify an Edelbrock Scholarship recipient. The competition for the Vic Edelbrock Sr. Scholarship Award is incredibly stiff. The parameters are set up to identify the most outstanding students according to grades, attendance record, work ethic, professionalism and passion for the high-performance engine industry. Out of 25 remarkable candidates, Kyle left a significant impression on our Scholarship Selection Committee. His drive to succeed in this line of work coupled with his phenomenal academic performance in the classroom made him the obvious choice for the Edelbrock Scholarship. We at the WTI Foundation wish Kyle all the best in his career and we know he will be an asset to the high-performance engine industry.” AdvertisementWyoTech, which has campuses in Laramie, WY, Sacramento, CA, and Blairsville, PA, offers a specialized automotive curriculum, including training in street rods, custom trim and upholstery, diesel, service management and collision/refinishing. Edelbrock also awards scholarships to automotive students at South Torrance High in California and at the Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, KS. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Katech Promotes Caleb Newman to VP for Aftermarket Division

first_imgCLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI — Caleb Newman, vice president and director of engineering for Katech Inc., has been appointed vice president of the company’s aftermarket division, Katech Performance. Katech Performance engineers and manufactures race-proven aftermarket crate engines and components for Gen3 LS1/LS6 and Gen4 LS2/LS7 engines including solid belt tensioners, coil relocation brackets, cylinder heads, dampers, pistons, push rods, throttle bodies and valve covers, among other high-performance products for the street and track. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Newman will direct day-to-day operations and long-term corporate strategy for Katech Performance. He joined Katech in October 2000 as director of manufacturing and was instrumental in facilitating the company’s ISO:9001-2000 certification. Between 2002 and 2005, Newman, as an OEM project manager, helped direct Katech’s highly successful Cadillac CTS-V race engine and Cadillac XV16 prototype development programs. He was promoted to director of engineering in January 2004. Prior to joining Katech, Newman completed an engineering consulting internship with JPR Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario) where he designed and fabricated an aftermarket turbocharger system for the Nissan 240SX. In 1997, with the R&D Engineering division of General Motors (Warren, MI), he engaged in hybrid powertrain fuel economy and emissions testing. Newman graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 1998 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering (automotive engineering core). In 2000, he earned a master of science in industrial engineering (high performance engine optimization core) from the University of Central Florida. A member of the Society of Automotive Engineers International, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Specialty Equipment Market Association and SEMA’s Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council, Newman has presented technical seminars at prominent industry events including the Performance Racing Industry show and SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference. Advertisement A Sebastopol, CA, native, Newman currently resides in Troy, MI, with his wife Lisa and newborn daughter, Alexis. For more information about Katech Engines, go to: www.katechengines.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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AYES Announces Departure of Executive Director

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement TROY, Mich. — Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) has announced that Susan Moe, executive director of AYES has elected to resign effective Feb. 13. Moe has served as executive director since 2007.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The daily operations of AYES will be managed by Chuck Roberts, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) executive director, following the recent announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding that is being pursued by both AYES and ASE. “I have truly enjoyed my experience working with AYES and all of the industry partners that make this initiative such a success,” said Moe. “The AYES program has touched the lives of so many students and helped many more enter into the field of automotive technology.” “Susan has played a vital role in bringing this initiative to the next level,” said Jim Press, vice chairman and president of Chrysler LLC and current Chairman of AYES. “We are grateful for her dedication and commitment to AYES over the past two years.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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AMN Careers: Customer Service Manager, CRP Industries

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. Join the CRP team! CRP Industries Inc. is a family-owned, mid-sized import and distribution company located in Cranbury, NJ. The company is currently seeking a Customer Service Manager.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement To find out more about this job opportunity and to apply, click on the link above or see more opportunities from CRP Industries and others on the AMN Careers page. To learn more about posting a job opening at your company on the AMN Careers page, click here.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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County: 2019 Zero Waste Champions Of The Year

first_imgThis award was previously known as the Business Recycler of the Year Award; however, the award program was expanded to include other sustainability initiatives such as water and energy conservation and overall waste reduction. School – Chamisa Elementary SchoolHosted a Recycled Art Fair – displaying artwork designed with recyclable materialsHosted district wide Recycle Fashion Show – with two winners going on to win in the Santa FeRecycle FairChamisa has an active Green Team with 50 members from grades 3rd to 6thHost waste free lunchesWon the 2019 Eco Challenge by proactively learning about environmental issues, recycling andreducing waste at home and school Business – Ecolutions LLC – A Landscape CompanyDedicated to diverting trash from the landfillSupports organic landscapes and does not use glyphosate or neonicotinoidsAims to “Green the desert, one yard at a time”Educates customers how to create lush landscapes that can thrive with minimal waterProvides a food forest demonstration and shares fresh produce with the community To promote recycling and zero waste in the community as well as to encourage more businesses to participate in the recycling program, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and the Environmental Sustainability Board sponsored the Zero Waste Champion of the Year award. COUNTY News: This year there were five categories: School, Non-Profit Business, Business, Small Business and Restaurants. Here are the five winners in each category and how they contributed to environmental sustainability in our community: To become eligible, an organization is nominated by a member of the community. The nominees are required to submit a brief overview about how their organization recycled, reduced waste, conserved energy or water and contributed to environmental sustainability. Non-Profit – Del Norte Credit UnionInstalled water bottle filling stations to reduce single-use plastic bottlesMaintained recycle bins at all populated facilitiesInstalled electric hand dryers, coreless paper towels and toilet paper in all facilitiesPurchased reusable water bottles and coffee mugs for employees to encourage the use of reusable materialsDonated furniture to teen centers, schools, librariesUtilizes electronic statements and notices to save paperSmall Business – Zia WasteReuses single use plastics for worms and compost to transition to their new homeSells worm castings and worm tea in upcycled mason jarsComposts food waste using red wriggler wormsProvides a neighborhood food collection bin where neighbors can drop off food scrapsReduced Composting reduces carbon dioxide from the ozone and also reduces food waste from the landfill Restaurant – SirpheyProvides environmentally preferable packaging that is either fully compostable or produced with sustainable sources (bamboo, sugarcane, etc) or is produced from 100% recycled materialMaintains a strict recycling policy and they work with any local farmers interested in food wasteInstituted an Eco Pledge to manage Sirphey as an ecologically friendly businessEducates customers about how to reduce waste via their social media platformslast_img read more

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Registration Now Open For Parenting University Featuring The Film Screenagers Next Chapter

first_imgJJAB News: Is your elementary aged child begging for a smartphone? Is your tween glued to Snapchat or their endless Instagram feed? Is your teen suffering from sleep deprivation? This movie and discussion may help you and your family navigate the digital age.Parenting University is a free workshop for parents and caretakers. This session will feature a viewing of the film Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience followed by solution focused discussion and activities.Schedule:Saturday, Oct. 19UNM-LA Campus, Building 28:30-9 a.m. Sign in and light breakfast9-11:30 a.m. Film screening and programRegister:www.losalamosjjab.com/eventsFree childcare available for ages 0-10Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. Movie Trailer:https://www.screenagersmovie.com/nc-trailerIn Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, we follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.Facts from Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER:Since 2011, there has been a 59 percent increase in teens reporting depressive symptomsTeens say their main way of coping with stress is to turn to a screen—this is concerning for many reasons and we need to ensure they have other coping skillsState of the art therapies, including mindfulness, exposure therapy, and behavior activation, are being used to successfully treat anxiety and depression and yet many teens and adults don’t know that these proven interventions existWhen teens suppress emotions, research shows it negatively impacts their schoolwork and other cognitive tasksA recent study shows that when parents jump in, their stress goes down, but their kid’s stress goes upAttend this informative session to find ways to enhance your parenting strategies and to foster youth in the face of struggles. Parenting University is sponsored by Los Alamos JJAB and Los Alamos Public Schools.last_img read more

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Century Bank Grand Opening Oct. 17

first_imgRibbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, visit losalamoschamber.com or call Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park. Karen Easton is the bank’s branch manager for the Los Alamos location. This branch will offer consumer and commercial loans along with retail and business banking and wealth management services, according to a news release. Century Bank has five branches across Santa Fe, one in Española, one in Rio Rancho and one in Albuquerque, according to its website. CHAMBER News: The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Opening of Century Bank with a ribbon cutting 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 with the actual ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Century Bank is located at 751 Trinity Dr., Suite 301.last_img read more

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Ribbon Officially Cut On CrossFit LA Renovations!

first_imgSurrounded by coaches, trainers, athletes, County Councilor Randall Ryti and his wife Wendy Swan, back row center, and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, middle row second from right, CrossFit Los Alamos owners Suzanne and John Wilcox officially cut the ribbon Saturday at the grand opening of their newly renovated 5,000 square foot gym at 278 A DP Road. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Recent upgrades have increased training space and include an entire fleet of top of the line Rogue Echo Air bikes as well as new Concept 2 Ski Ergs. CFLA has 16 coaches, 12 certified CrossFit Trainers, four USAW certified coaches, six personal trainers and a certified Kettlebell instructor. For more information, click here. Courtesy/LA Chamberlast_img read more

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National Mutt Day Celebrated Monday Dec. 2

first_img4. YOU’RE SPREADING AWARENESS OF ADOPTION AND RESCUE SERVICES It is more likely that you will find a mutt in a shelter than a purebred dog (which is, of course, a travesty). By adopting a mutt at a shelter, you’re doing more than just giving a beautiful dog a good home, you’re helping others see that mutts are just as deserving of love and attention as any purebred dog.  5. LESS MONEY GOING TO PUPPY MILLS Friends of Fido, unite! Monday, Dec. 2 is National Mutt Day. The fact is, mixed breed dogs are just as wonderful as purebred dogs and in some cases actually beat out those with better pedigrees. 3. MUTTS ARE MORE AFFORDABLE It’s just a fact that purebred dogs tend to cost a lot more to purchase and to own than mutts do. Adopting a mixed breed dog is almost always more cost-effective in the short run and the long run and the tummy rubs are just as welcome! The holiday experts at National Today are here to help people celebrate the mighty mutts in their lives who are so often (and sadly) overlooked in favor of their purebred brethren.  No two mutts are exactly the same. Their mixed breeding means that the pupper you are celebrating is really one-of-a-kind. Add to that the unique personality your mutt is likely to already display and you’ve got a life-long furry friend who is unlike anyone else’s.  1. MUTTS TEND TO BE HEALTHIER THAN PUREBRED DOGS Yes, it is true. Thanks to a little thing called genetic diversity, mixed breed pups tend to have longer and healthier lives. Having a larger gene pool from which to pull from means they are more likely to have stronger immune systems and are naturally selected for survival. Long live the mutts! NATIONAL TODAY News: To learn more about National Mutt Day, check out National Today online or follow them on Facebook. Monday, Dec. 2 is National Mutt Day. Courtesy photo Puppy mills have contributed heavily to the weakening of purebred genetic lines. This disgusting practice of overbreeding purebred dogs for monetary gain is widespread but the more people who adopt mutts, the less money going to these unsavory practices.  Here are a few reasons to celebrate mutts: 2. THEY ARE UNIQUElast_img read more

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Red Flag Gun Bill ‘Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act’ Steeped In Controversy Clears Senate Panel

first_imgBy JENS GOULDThe New MexicanIn an emotional hearing before hundreds of supporters and detractors, a state Senate panel narrowly passed a high-profile gun bill today that would allow law enforcement to obtain a court order to confiscate guns from people considered dangerous.The Senate Public Affairs committee voted 4-3 along party lines in favor of Senate Bill 5, known as the “Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act”.The bill will now be sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.The legislation is a marquee item on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s agenda and likely to be one of the most contentious bills heard during the session. If it becomes law, New Mexico would join 17 other states and the District of Columbia that have similar measures, also known as “red-flag” laws.Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, who is co-sponsoring the legislation and is an attorney, invoked last year’s mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart as a reason why the bill should be passed. Rep. Joy Garratt, an Albuquerque Democrat who is co-sponsoring the House version of the bill, suggested the bill would help reduce the risk of violence in schools.“I can’t tell you how scary it is to train kindergarteners on how to do lockdowns and exits,” said Garratt, who is an educator and a coach of elementary school teachers. “This is one tool, only one tool to address individuals who pose an imminent threat.”Twenty sheriffs were on hand to voice opposition to the bill on Tuesday as the head of the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association said 30 of the state’s 33 sheriffs oppose it.“We believe this bill has many constitutional issues, that it violates rights,” Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace told the committee. “As law enforcement officers, we absolutely know this bill has a huge potential for being misused.”Indeed, the bill is quite contentious. Not only are many legislators divided on the issue; so is law enforcement. While most sheriffs oppose it, State Police Chief Tim Johnson and top Albuquerque Police Department officials favor it. If it becomes law, the proposal would allow household members or law enforcement officers to petition a court for an order to disallow a person from having firearms. A judge would require the person to give up their guns for 15 days, an order that could later be extended to one year, if probable cause is found that the person poses a threat to themselves or others. Unlike most hearings of this nature, the meeting took place in the Senate chamber instead of a committee room, with senators on the floor and about 200 members of the public in the gallery.Prior to the hearing, the hallways outside were lined with sheriffs in uniform and other pro-gun advocates, including a man wearing an NRA hat and a woman wearing two buttons that read “Shall not infringe” next to the images of guns. There were about an equal number of supporters, including a large group wearing red shirts representing the nonprofit Moms Demand Action.Firearms were banned from the hearing, as members of the public had their bags searched and were checked with metal detector wands as they entered. Proponents and opponents were then seated on opposite sides of the gallery and given half an hour each to give comments.The bill’s detractors spoke first during the public comment period, including sheriffs, pro-gun advocates, a mayor and even Karen Bedonie, a Navajo woman and candidate for the 3rd Congressional District race.“When they took us on the Long Walk in this very state, when they took us to Fort Sumner, the first thing they did was disarm us,” said Bedonie, referring to the forced deportation of the Diné from their traditional lands to Fort Sumner, where they were interned in the 1860s. “You cannot legislate against evil. All it does is take the rights of good citizens.”Next, it was the supporters’ turn, as the committee heard from Johnson, cabinet secretaries, the deputy chief of the Albuquerque Police Department and students affiliated with the nonprofit New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence.Johnson recalled a recent officer-involved shooting in Albuquerque, saying police may have been able to prevent the incident if they had been able to remove the suspect’s firearms.Proponents, some shedding tears, also recounted personal experiences with gun violence as well as referencing the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Lobbyist Vanessa Alarid told the story of her cousin, who she said was showing signs of depression before killing herself with a firearm around six weeks ago.“If this bill had passed last year, I could have saved her life,” Alarid said.Democrats on the seven-member committee, such as Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, mostly voiced support for the bill before voting in favor of it.“I want to compliment you for taking this on,” the Albuquerque Democrat said. “This is an excellent, excellent opportunity to take guns out of the hands of the very few people in this state who could pose a danger.”Yet the Republican members took issue with many aspects of the bill, including echoing some of the sheriffs’ long-standing contentions that the proposal violates due process.Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, the minority floor leader, said he was concerned the measure would be abused by people who could use it in situations where it’s not warranted, such as in divorce cases. He added that he believed judges would rarely rule in favor of respondents who have had extreme risk orders issued against them.“I can see a judge’s real predicament when someone comes in and says, ‘I am in fear for my life,’” Ingle said. “There’s not a judge in the country who says, ‘Oh no, I think you’re fine.’”“Once they’re passed, I have seen these things be really abused much more than they should be,” Ingle added.Several sheriffs said after the hearing that they intend to continue voicing opposition to the bill at the Roundhouse.“The fight’s still on,” Lea County Sheriff Corey Helton said in an interview. “We’re going to fight this every step of the way.”The legislation is likely to be amended as it moves forward. Cervantes told the panel it “remains a work in progress” and that its sponsors are “open” to changing it. He also noted that the last time he carried gun-related legislation; it was amended 14 times.“I think we’ll break that record this time,” shot back Sen. 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