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Moments in time

• On Nov. 3, 1777, Gen. George Washington is informed that a conspiracy is afoot to discredit him with Congress and have him replaced by Gen. Horatio Gates. Major Gen. Thomas Conway led the effort. Conway offered his resignation in March 1778 by way of apology, and was surprised and humiliated when Congress accepted. • On Nov. 4, 1928, Arnold […]

The Newsday Crossword

Did I set the van a rockin’?

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: I have a delicate question. In a late 1960s/early ‘70s round-headlight Ford van, how possible is it for two people in the back of this van to actually get the van visually moving up and down? I have a sister who says she saw a van that I was in reacting this very way in an apartment […]

Bible trivia


— 1. Is the book of Ananias in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Micah 7: 19, where does God place forgiven sins? Depths of sea, Heathen hearts, Past the stars, Fiery pits 3. In the book of Revelation, Jesus said, “I am Alpha and …”? Beta, Omega, Eternity, Delta 4. From Psalms 60:8, David said, “Moab […]

Now here’s a tip!

• Remember to turn off bathroom fans after 10 minutes. In the winter, if your house is on the dry side, don’t use the fan at all: Open the door so the humidity from the shower or bath reaches into the house. • “To remove the skin from salmon, I freeze it and skin it while frozen. The skin comes […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – OCT. 26 - 30

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Zende missed an opportunity with Zoe after a major technology failed. Wyatt blasted Quinn for her crazy, hair-brained scheme against Brooke and Ridge. Comedy ensued as Wyatt attempted to stop Flo from inviting Quinn to stay with them. Ridge and Brooke received news that became cause for celebration. Steffy and Ridge shared a heartfelt […]

Online scammers eye holiday shoppers

Senior News

Holiday shopping online is one of our annual rituals, at least for a portion of the gifts we want to buy, but with COVID making in-person shopping too risky, a much larger percentage of us are likely to shop online. That’s what the scammers and thieves are hoping, anyway. The biggest threat this year is likely to be emails. You’ll […]

This week’s top videos and DVDs

Top 10 Video Rentals 1. Ava (R) Jessica Chastain 2. Then Came You (PG-13) Kathie Lee Gifford 3. Hocus Pocus (PG) Bette Midler 4. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo (NR) animated 5. The Secret Garden (PG) Dixie Egerickx 6. An Imperfect Murder (R) Sienna Miller 7. A Call to Spy (PG-13) Sarah Megan Thomas 8. Alone (NR) Jules Willcox 9. Tim Burton’s […]

Moments in time

• On Oct. 27, 1659, William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson, two Quakers who came from England in 1656 to escape religious persecution, are executed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony for their religious beliefs. The colony had banned Quakers under penalty of death. • On Nov. 1, 1765, despite widespread opposition in the American colonies, Parliament enacts the Stamp Act, designed […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Beelzebub in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Matthew 12, when an evil spirit returns to a person, how many companions does it bring? 2, 3, 7, 16 3. In which book’s 22:18 does it state, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”? Exodus, Numbers, Isaiah, Hebrews 4. From 1 Samuel […]


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