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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New $100 bills to fighting counterfitting

NPR reports that the government just posted images of the new $100 bill.

The $100 is a favorite of counterfeiters, for obvious reasons, and the government's rolling out new bills to try and make life harder for them. It seems like the old antibiotics-versus-bacteria thing, where the pathogens/counterfeiters are always catching up to the drugs/government.
Here's a brief description from the feds of some of the (literal) bells and (metaphorical) whistles on the new bills:
The blue 3-D Security Ribbon on the front of the new $100 note contains images of bells and 100s that move and change from one to the other as you tilt the note. The Bell in the Inkwell on the front of the note is another new security feature. The bell changes color from copper to green when the note is tilted, an effect that makes it seem to appear and disappear within the copper inkwell.
The new hundreds will enter circulation in February of next year.

 
For additional information go to NPR's Planet Money.


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Larmar Marchese Photo Essay for Las Vegas Pride 2010

THE CITY OF LAS VEGAS
OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Invites you to view
PRIDE
( a n d p r e j u d i c e )

A photo essay by Photographer Lamar Marchese
5th Street School Auditorium
401 S. 4th Street
Artist Reception, April 29, 2010 5pm -7pm
April 30, 3pm -10:00pm
May 1, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Pride(and prejudice) documents the 2009 Gay Pride Parade
in St. Petersburg, Florida and is intended to illustrate the
wondrous diversity of humanity and capture visually some
of the joyful and sober emotions of the day. The show is
exhibited in conjunction with Las Vegas Pride 2010.

PRIDE

Lamar Marchese is the founder and long time general manager of KNPR / Nevada Public Radio.