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INDEX: November 2012

OUR feature stories this month cover a theme of sorts: regional limestone and marble with a very long history in both structural construction and decorative use in cladding and countertops. We invite our readers to comment on our detailed stories, in-depth interviews, industry news, useful industry and product advice presented in the November Slippery Rock Gazette. Have a good read.

November 2012 Issue Articles

A Legacy of Strength, by Stacy B. Williams

Wisdom from Poor Richard’s Almanack

From the Publisher’s Pen –The Best of Both Worlds  

Bellavita Tile Supplies Products Ideal for Commercial Flooring Projects  

Just “Bearly” Made It  

On Election Eve, a Memphis Distributor Adapts to a Challenging Economy, by Torin Dixon 

It’s Not Easy Staying Anonymous in a Small Town, by Ida Mae Nowes  

Braxton-Bragg and WerkMaster Team Up To Offer Joint Training Seminar 

International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) Installs New Board of Directors  

WerkMaster Propane Stealth Series at Braxton-Bragg  

Buddy Rhodes and Delta Performance Products are Teaming Up  

At Stonetone® Music, the Granite Speaks for Itself 

The Polished Perspective: No-Win Situation, by Tom McNall 

Advice from the Oval Office 

Shop Safety Meeting Outlines Added to Members Area of MIA Website 

Higher Ed, by Aaron Crowley 

The Marble Doctor Artisans Begin Stone Restoration Work on U.S. Coast Guard Memorial 

Thanksgiving as Prepared by Kids 

Mediterranea Unveils Marmol Porcelain Tile Collection 

Wanted: Snitch Who Sings Like a Canary  

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 


Back End Sales are More Valuable than You Think, by Sean McCool 

Good Advice of the Month 

How to Polish Difficult Marbles, Part 1 of 2, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

Three Business Lessons I Never Learned in College, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

The Varmint County Chronicles, by “Boomer” Winfrey

The Slippery Rock Classifieds 

Sunset Red Granite from Marble Falls Continues to be a Texas Staple, by Joel Davis 

The Definitive Dope on Diets, by Sam Venable 

Emergency Beer Run 

Old Dime Sells for a Pretty Penny 

Sports Quote of the Month 

International Surface Fabricators Association Announces Award Winners 

Surfaces Launches the Metallika Collection 

Texas Retiree Reunited with His Long-Lost Classic Car 

Political Quote of the Month 

White Marble: It’s Back in the Kitchen Again, by Peter J. Marcucci 


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