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Home, Sweet Home. Reality TV doesn''t get more real than this. Roadway Express is working with the producers of the Discovery Channel''s new show, "Monster House," to deliver the materials needed to transform existing homes into "wildest dream" houses. In June Roadway delivered "retro-essential" shag carpeting for the "''70s House" episode, which also featured this disco living room complete mirror ball and lighted dance floor. Roadway guaranteed delivery within a one-hour time window anytime during the day, to ensure that deliveries were on-camera during the taping of episodes. Additional shows on the schedule include "Hollywood House," "Old West House" and "Sultan House."

Redux. The Traffic World editorial for Nov. 4, 1996, carried the headline, "Peace at Hand?" Bob Rast, then editor of Traffic World, wrote: "We''ll believe it when we see it, but top trucking and railroad industry executives say they''re ready to cut a deal to end, or at least ease, the long-standing acrimony between the two modes." Fast forward almost seven years and the headline on the June 30 Traffic World editorial said: "Roadmap to Peace?" Below that, "The trucking industry and the railroad industry called a truce of sorts on Capitol Hill last week." The French have a saying: "Run away!" No, the saying is: "The more things change, the more they stay the same." When you say it in French it sounds much more profound.