Now here’s a tip!

• “If there is only a light snow on the ground, you can use your leaf blower to clear walkways or a deck.” — D.E. in Minnesota • You might think your dishwasher cleans itself every time you use it, but it could use a hand. Run this cleaning cycle monthly: Fill a two small bowls with white vinegar, and […]

Trivia test

1. HISTORY: When was the United Nations organization formed? 2. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first president to reside in the White House? 3. ASTRONOMY: Which planet has the largest moon in our solar system? 4. TELEVISION: Which TV series featured a character named Walter White? 5. LITERATURE: Which character appears in three of William Shakespeare’s plays? 6. MUSIC: What […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 2 John in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Esther 7, who met his death on the gallows he had built for another man? Ahab, Elijah, Haman, Dathan 3. In Proverbs 30, which is not listed as small, but exceedingly wise? Ants, Flies, Locusts, Conies, Spiders 4. From Genesis 37, who dreamed […]


RECAPS FEB. 24-28 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Zoe explained to the Forresters why she accepted Thomas’ proposal. Thomas made an admission of guilt to Vinny. Brooke and Ridge argued about the legitimacy of Thomas’ intentions towards Zoe. They then brokered a deal about Thomas and their marriage. Hope comforted Douglas as long as she could before interrupting an […]

Less money despite your Social Security increase

I’ll be worse off financially this year, despite the Social Security increase we just received. I won’t be the only one. For the average recipient who receives $1,460 per month, that 1.6% equates to a gain of $23.36 per month. Medicare went up $9.10 to $144.60, so that drops the extra cash to $14.26. Except my Medicare supplement went up […]

Moments in time

• On Feb. 26, 1564, poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe is baptized in Canterbury, England, two months before the birth of his fellow playwright William Shakespeare. Historians believe Marlowe served as a spy for Queen Elizabeth while at Cambridge. He was nearly denied his master’s degree in 1587, until the queen’s advisers intervened. • On Feb. 27, 1827, a group […]

Top ten movies

1. Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) Ben Schwartz, James Marsden 2. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (R) Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez 3. Fantasy Island (PG-13) Lucy Hale, Maggie Q 4. The Photograph (PG- 13) LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae 5. Bad Boys for Life (R) Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens 6. 1917 (R) Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay […]


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New Toyota RAV4’s tires are very loud

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: I just bought a brand-new Toyota RAV4, and the noise from the tires is driving me crazy! My husband says it doesn’t bother him. He says it’s just road noise. But it bothers me. It sounds like an erratic, intermittent “whah, whah,” and I originally thought something was wrong with the rear end of the car. However, […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• It was American political scientist, economist, psychologist and professor Herbert Simon who made the following sage observation: “What information consumes is rather obvious: It consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” • […]

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