New exhibit at the Museum of Flying

A nose section from a Boeing 727 is expected to arrive at the Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica Airport today.

The 28-foot section will be donated by FedEx Express, a part of FedEx Corp., in an attempt to encourage youth interest in education and future careers in the fields of aviation and aerospace.

The nose section will be separated from the original aircraft at Victorville Airport and will be transported via truck to the museum.

“As we retire this 727 from our fleet, we are proud to give back to the aviation community,” David Sutton, managing director of aircraft acquisitions and sales for FedEx, said.

The FedEx 727 nose section will be placed on the outside of the museum, thus being visible to visitors as they enter a Boeing 747 from the second floor of the new museum.

Forced to close in 2002 due to economic troubles, the new Museum of Flying is expected to reopen in early spring 2010.



Beach recycling

Los Angeles County has launched a new beach recycling program by putting 32 recycling barrels along beaches from Nicholas Canyon to Torrance.

Each designated area will receive two blue 30-gallon barrels to keep the beach clear of recycle glass, cans, and plastic bottles.

The program is supported through a beverage container recycling grant from the California Department of Conservation, according to the Department of Beaches and Harbors.

Although Los Angeles County beaches receive approximately 60 million people each year, this is the first time there has been a county-wide program to help foster ideas of recycling beverage containers at these locations.

Because of this new program, it is estimated that 20 percent of beach trash will be diverted from local landfills.

California remains America’s leader in total quantity of bottles and cans recycled, county officials said. In California, 16.1 billion beverage containers were recycled in 2008., a 1.4 billion container increase from 2007.

— DP


Get checked for diabetes

Rite Aid on Wilshire Boulevard will be providing up-to-date information about diabetes during their annual Diabetes Solutions Day clinic from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 8.

This event is meant to educate the public on a disease that indirectly or directly affects one out of every two Americans and costs the country $174 billion each year.

More than 50 million people have pre-diabetes and 5.7 million people are unaware that they even have diabetes.

This event is supported by the Rite Aid clinical pharmacy team and the American Diabetes Association.

— DP

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