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    Check this article out and let the ranting begin:




    http://www.newsobserver.com/102/story/540892.html




    Neither I nor anyoneelse is making these figures up.Do the math. 2.2 million divided by 75 years comes to




    about $30,000 per YEAR.






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    According to the article each of the console's 4 manuals has 73 keys. They always get something wrong.

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      30,000 per year for real music, not memorex ;)


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        They were close with the 73 key manuals.... The manuals are, of course, 61 keys, but if this is anything like the Aeolian-Skinner(s) here in BC, each rank on the swell, choir, and solo are 73 pipes to get the full range with the super couplers on

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          Other things:

          it's "Brooome & Co."

          They are getting an entirely new console.

          Historically speaking, newspaper articles are notoriously inaccurate when reportng figures and facts related to pipe organs. Often renovation costs for the entire building get thrown in becasue the reporter does not bother to ask or differentiate between work on the organ and the building in which it resides. I can't tell you how many times I have seen totally distorted figures reported in the mainstream press for the new Dobson at Verizon Hall.

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            I think we can even take Mr. Odell's comment one step further. I can't tell you how many times while working in health care how often the media got their facts incorrectly, not to mention a class I had where the prof showed us inaccuracies with various newspaper articles. Unfortunately, sometimes people out there watch the news or read the paper and assume that they are hearing the entire truth and all sides of the issue.

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