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Some Memories Don’t Fade – the 1992 Duke-UK Game Revisited
The Pass

Recently UPS launched some new television ads in conjunction with the start of NCAA March Madness. One of these commercials features footage from the 1992 East Regional Finals in which the Duke Blue Devils beat the University of Kentucky Wildcats in overtime with just 2.6 seconds left on the clock.

I remember that game very well. UK was still feeling the sting from being on NCAA probation that kept them out of post-season play for two years and the team’s four seniors – Richie Farmer, Sean Woods, John Pelphrey and Deron Feldhaus along with sophomore Jamal Mashburn – gave everyone in the Big Blue Nation a much needed shot of hope. Had there been a little more time on the clock that night in Philadelphia, fate might have been kinder to the Wildcats – but it just didn’t happen.

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Giving the Gift of Life: UPSer Donates Kidney to Help a Stranger
Candy Campbell

As a data specialist for UPS’s Industrial Engineering International Operations Support group, Candy Campbell finds fulfillment in helping her co-workers solve problems with international shipments. “I work on reports first thing in the morning that I send to the district coordinators,” she said. “The coordinators have to research the shipment and figure out what the issue is and how to fix it.” 

Before moving to the International Support Group in 2009, Candy worked as a technician with the Hub and Feeder Control System, where she met a co-worker, Ernest Green, who caused her to want to help in a different kind of way.  “I worked with Ernest and thought he was a great person,” Candy said. “He was always happy, helpful, upbeat and enjoyable to be around. My heart went out to him when I found out that he was fighting for his life.”

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Biofuel Blend Brings Green Future

UPS is looking forward to a greener future, with a switch to a biofuel blend for hundreds of pieces of airport equipment in Louisville, Ky.

Louisville is the home of Worldport, the company’s huge world-wide air hub, and as you might expect, has lots and lots of ground support equipment, which is used to move and load cargo on the ground. Beginning in mid-April all the diesel-powered equipment on the ramps at Worldport will switch to a bio-diesel blend.

Videographer Kelly Hoggard and I put together the attached video with more details about the project.