Motormouth: Another alternator, same story
Q: I bought a used 2008 Chevy Trailblazer several years ago. It is the right distance above the ground, and I really like it. When I drive for 30 or 40 minutes the voltage on the dash would go down. It still started normally, so I didn’t worry about it. Then, one day, it didn’t start. The tow truck driver jumped it and I went to get it fixed. They said I needed a new battery and alternator, so I had them replace both. After short drives, it seemed OK. The next long drive, the voltage went down again. I plugged it my digital voltmeter. After start, the voltage would go up to 15 volts, then grad...
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Susan Tompor: Beware of those gifts you see on social media ads. They may never arrive
Shopper Sandra Stephenson has a story to share, actually three of them, that should make anyone stop, step back and think three times before rushing to buy the next cute thing they spot on Facebook, Instagram or other social media platforms.She ordered a “Mama Bear” T-shirt for herself. Supercute with sunflowers, she says. She spent $36 and change. She faced long delays but ultimately a package did arrive. Unfortunately, it included a flimsy shirt that looked absolutely nothing like the “Mama Bear” on that Facebook ad.“What I got was some see-through funky bear,” the Davison woman said.She ord...
Detroit Free Press
Treasures: Silhouettes tell an intriguing story
Dear Helaine and Joe,I’ve done a little research on my pair of silhouettes. Although they don’t seem to have much value, I am interested in their history. Each is about 3 inches tall and wide with gilt hangers marked "Foster Bros. Boston." There is also a paper label on the backs stating "published by Foster Bros. Arlington and Boston MA."Having this information will breathe life into little pieces that I’ve pretty much taken for granted. Looking forward to the story! Thank you.— L.S., OHDear L.S.,Foster Brothers was formed by Stephen Bartlett Foster (1856-1932) and John Roy Foster (1863-1931)...
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Today’s heading was borrowed from a “TV Theatre” show I watched on GTV some three decades ago. The story was written and directed by the prolific writer and actor who responds to the name Kojo Damenya. I was then in my mid-teens but the show left an imprint on my memory.The story was about a poor bloke who borrowed clothing, cars and a beautifully furnished flat in order to hoodwink a lady into believing he was well-to-do. The lady fell for his tricks only to later realise that he was living on borrowed glory. One can only imagine her disappointment!It is, indeed, common nowadays to see people...
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All of us carry different stories with us
“Everyone has a story,” we friends agree, as we walk on either side of the road, keeping our distance from each other. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we put it down for our children to read?”In our rather small housing community, we have residents from different parts of the country. Most of us share the common thread of service as members of the armed forces and we have things we share from our adult lives: we may even have been in the same military stations at different times and have more or less similar memories of them.Our childhoods, however, were very different: some of us grew up on estates, ...
Fabiola Santiago: There's poetic justice in Biden appointing a Cuban American to lead Homeland Security
The rise of Alejandro Mayorkas may be just the feel-good story Miami needs post-election.After his Jewish parents fled Fidel Castro’s Communist takeover of Cuba in 1960, Mayorkas lived in Miami as a child. They eventually left the capital of Cuban exiles for a life in Los Angeles, but the 61-year-old hasn’t forgotten his immigrant beginnings.It was the first thing on his mind after President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate the Cuban American to lead the Department of Homeland Security.“When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge,” Mayorkas tw...
Abuse survivor on life in prison: You can't imagine how bad it is
"How strong can a woman be? How much can she run?"Those were the words that Dalal Daoud told The Jerusalem Post as she told of the story that had been so viral throughout Israel only some years prior: The story of the savage abuse she endured by her husband up until the point in which she murdered him.Dalal Daoud, a woman from northern Israel who had become famous for murdering her husband after enduring years of abuse and sexual assault from him. (Photo credit: Sapir Sluzker Amran)Daoud's story was famous throughout Israel after a study had been done throughout the prison she had been locked ...
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WATCH: New Trailer For ‘The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special’
The first trailer for The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special was released last week. Based on the infamous television special of the same name from 1978, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special wisely takes only one aspect from the original material and creates a new story that pays tribute to all nine Star Wars films along with its television shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels and The Mandalorian. This is mainly due to the fact that the original Star Wars Holiday Special is one of, if not the most hated, piece of media to ever come from the franchise, even more so than the Prequel...
Fabiola Santiago: Gov. DeSantis mishandled COVID — and we're back to widespread transmission in Florida
This is the story of another coronavirus tragedy foretold.At the end of October, during a road trip to north Florida, I began to double mask.The anti-maskers, the mask danglers — and the geniuses who wear them below their noses and under their chins — ruled the scene everywhere, except hospitals and doctors’ offices. From service plazas on the turnpike and rest stops on I-95 to the aisles of stores and indoor cafes, people disregarded signs telling them that masks were required.I felt that I had to compensate for such stupidity with extra safety precautions. Needless to say, I was the only per...
Living Under The Shadow Of The Gun
Here is the sort of story with a short shelf life on the public imagination. In its issue of November 15, 2020, Daily Trust (Sunday) published a piece of investigative reporting on the involvement of serving and retired soldiers and policemen in armed robberies, kidnapping, arms dealing, smuggling, rape and other crimes. It reported that 69 soldiers and policemen were arrested for these crimes in two years. But according to the newspaper, actually “no fewer than 169 security operatives were arrested for alleged involvement in various crimes in different parts of the country between 2019 and Au...