Now here’s a tip

• “To hang up thread spools, use a wire hanger. Untwist the neck portion, thread on the spools (by color or thickness, etc.) and then refit the neck together.” — P.O. in Washington • If you have a busted-up garden hose, don’t pitch it. Cut sections of it for later use. For instance, when slit down the side, garden hose […]

New suspension will keep Batmobile on road

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: My third, black Mercury Grand Marquis, “Batmobile,” is a 2002 with 80,000 miles on it. Yesterday my dealer told me that the air bags have aged — lost their elasticity, inflatability and verve. My mind leapt to my 62-year-old breasts as the service manager described the problem. If they were not replaced, he said, one day […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 29, 1960 Whitesburg Postmaster R.C. Day Jr. and postal clerk James Breeding are pictured examining mailbags which have been sent here for use when local home mail delivery starts in January. City officials are working on a system of numbering for homes and businesses to be served.  […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you don’t dissipate your energies. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re eager to charge straight ahead into your new responsibilities. But you’ll have to […]


RECAPS – 12/27-31 ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Kendall accepted Zach’s death and was ready to move on with life. Madison left the Hubbard Christmas party, slipped in the snow and passed out. Annie’s insecurity about losing JR to Marissa got the best of her. Kendall forgave Greenlee. Marissa off ered JR shared custody of AJ as a Christmas gift. Greenlee […]

Strange But True

• It was British novelist and essayist Arthur Koestler who made the following sage observation: “The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.” • One might think that famed model and businesswoman Tyra Banks would rely on a plethora of pricey cosmetics and other aids — and she doubtless does. But she claims that the most important […]

Stillwater Band to perform at Legion

The Stillwater Band will perform at a New Year’s Eve party at the Neon American Legion Post #104 starting at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. Reservations are now being accepted. Admission is $10 per person, $15 per couple. For more information, call Ivan Hall, 855-9992, or the Post, 855-4814.

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play from 8 p.m. to midnight, Dec. 31, at the Chilhowie, Va., Lions Club. For more information, call Astor Taylor, (606) 633-2708, or visit or East KY Tyme’s Myspace or Facebook page.

Coming: Cheap concert seats

LOS ANGELES Concertgoers sick of ballooning ticket prices should have some extra pocket change to rattle with their rock ‘n’ roll in the new year. 2010 was tough for the concert business as high prices kept many fans at home. Promoters now say they plan to make shows more affordable in 2011. But they’ll also try to sell more T-shirts […]

Koontz back in fine form

Book review

“What the Night Knows” (Bantam, $28), by Dean Koontz: Dean Koontz, one of the suspense giants, has written one of his best horror novels in years. Koontz has been hit and miss lately, but he’s back in fine form with “What the Night Knows.” Over two decades ago, a madman stalked families, and his horrific crimes terrified various neighborhoods until […]

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