It's an exciting time for Boston College. Seeing that this will be our first conference game in the ACC, and we've got to start off with the best, so I think it'll be great for our school and great for our football team and fans that we'll be playing in front of a national television audience.
They're in transit they don't know how long they're going to be in the apartments they're in. The uncertainty and the unknown and no final decisions being made is really having an impact on these individuals. That's why we're pushing the system as hard as we can to try to get those answers.
Due to improvements in our overall technology platform, including specific enhancement such as the manufacturer's sticker imaging, the impact of international bidders on our business has been significant and will likely continue to grow.
We would certainly like to see an agreement reached that would see the continued operation of our mill, but if that's not possible and the mill does shut down, the streetlights will come on in Stephenville that night and every night thereafter,
Army-Navy, by far, ... Many rivalries Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ohio State-Michigan, USC-UCLA, Auburn-Alabama Ã¢â‚¬â€œ are regional rivalries within conferences that encompass a state, or maybe two states, whereas Army-Navy encompasses all 50 states.
We've gone two years now of being recruited against by people saying, 'The ACC will run circles around these guys,' ... I guess it will be us Clydesdales against those thoroughbreds. We'll see who wins.
It looked like it was awful far off. We were fighting for our lives last year just to survive in the Big East with all the things swirling around us. We were just relieved that, as of July 1, it was over and we were definitely accepted into the conference and we look forward to a long relationship being in the ACC.
What I remembered was we just lost at Texas the week before on a last-second field goal. We came back a tired football team, but we got our legs back prior to the Florida State game, a Thursday night [ESPN-televised] game.
I'm sure there's disappointment that we're out of the ACC race right now, but we know there are still bowl games to accomplish. For the seniors, it's their last go-around. They've got three more weeks, starting with North Carolina.
A lot of the kids on the list were excited about the fact that we're more of a national team now, with the exposure this year that we received. I do a lot of radio shows across the country and I did one out of Phoenix and one out of Denver, and those guys knew all about us. Hopefully with the new exposure we can go out and find the type of student athlete that can succeed at Boston College.
USG's announcement of an agreement to resolve asbestos personal injury claims should show the U.S. Senate once and for all exactly why S.852 is a boon to a handful of Fortune 50 companies and a death knell to smaller and medium-sized companies. It is rare that the financial benefits inherent in a piece of legislation for a single company are so clearly quantified -- no wonder companies like USG are spending millions of dollars on advertising to get this bill passed.
USG's other announcement today, its earnings report, also explodes the myths advanced by advocates of S.852, that the bill must be passed to save jobs lost through the enormous financial pain being endured by big corporate asbestos defendants. In its press release, the company reports 'Record Fourth Quarter 2005 Net Sales of $1.3 billion.' That the Senate would now shower companies like USG with even more benefits from S.852 is mind-boggling.
You look at the class overall and I think what stands out to us is that there's speed in this class, and not only at the normal skill positions, but there's speed at all positions, which we think we've upgraded ourselves.