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Feeling The Heat In America

by | 6th, July 2007

DAMN it’s hot. Turn up the aircon Al Gore III:

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Sweltering residents across the West headed for lakes and rivers on Thursday, seeking relief from triple-digit temperatures expected to set records through at least Friday.

Some office workers were given the option to float on innertubes down the Boise River instead of sitting at stuffy desks, with temperatures in Boise reaching 104 degrees Thursday afternoon. Forecasters predicted a high of 107 on Friday—six degrees higher than the 101 record for that date set in 1985.

“Once it gets that high—105, 107, 109—it just feels hot,” said Rick Overton, a copywriter who arranged the float trip for the digital marketing firm Wirestone. “I’m going to keep a tube under my desk for the whole summer and whenever it gets this hot I’m going to escape.”



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