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Ask Jack: A Real Pain In the RS?

Jack Baruth Did you watch HBO’s new David Simon show, The Deuce? It takes a while to get started, kind of like Season 2 of The Wire, also a Simon creation, but it eventually acquires some real momentum. Anyway, if you ever get around to seeing it, you will hear that the opening theme is a carefully edited version of Curtis Mayfield’s “(Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below, We’re All Going To Go.” One of the best sections of that song goes something like this: Everybody prayingAnd everybody sayingBut whenRead More


Car Pro: Understand your car’s VIN

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This disaster is the handiwork of Donald Trump

(Carolyn Kaster/AP) THE MORNING PLUM: As we barrel towards a government shutdown, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that one of the crucial reasons for the impasse is that we just don’t know what President Trump would need in the way of realistic concessions from Democrats that might induce him to agree to a deal protecting the “dreamers.” In fact, it’s not even clear that the White House or even Trump himself know the answer to this question. And so, if we have a government shutdown, Trump’s profound cluelessness about theRead More


Brougham all the Things: Avenir Sub-brand to Grow Acros…

Matthew Guy Launched last fall on the new-for-2018 Enclave crossover and extended to the LaCrosse large sedan, Buick now is making noises that the Avenir sub-brand will extend across the lineup, potentially landing on every model it sells. That didn’t take long. Less than three months ago, we reported Buick brand boss Duncan Aldred said, in reference to Avenir, “We’re not going to force it,” while speaking at a media event near Detroit. It must be tempting to do so, however, when the brand looks across the showroom to see DenaliRead More


City of Hays fire insurance rating to improve

HFD The Insurance Services Office has notified the City of Hays that the City’s Public Fire Protection Classification will improve from Class 3 to Class 2, effective April 1. This is based on an October 2017 re-evaluation of the city’s preparedness for fire emergencies. The Insurance Services Office evaluates fire protection in over 44,600 communities nationwide. This rating is used by insurance companies to help set homeowner and fire insurance rates. Communities are rated on a scale of Class 1 [exemplary fire protection] to Class 10 [no recognized fire protection].Read More


Avalanche Can’t Be Stopped, Win 8th Straight « CBS Denv…

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche looked unstoppable early and shaky down the stretch in nearly blowing a big lead. Bottom line: The streak goes on. Nail Yakupov #64 of the Colorado Avalanche advances the puck against the San Jose Sharks at the Pepsi Center on January 18, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Nathan MacKinnon scored twice during a 58-second span in the first period, Matt Nieto added a late insurance goal and the Avalanche won their eighth straight by holding off the San Jose SharksRead More


QOTD: Pick a Perfect Pickup, 2018 “Extra Truck” Edition

Jack Baruth It seems we stood and talked like this, before. We looked at each other in the same way then. But I can’t remember where or when… no wait, I remember it perfectly well. It was eight months ago when I asked you to help me pick a perfect pickup. I ended up with a 2017 Silverado LTZ Crew Cab 6.5′ bed with Max Tow package and the 6.2-liter engine. Not all of you approved. The Silvy ain’t going nowhere, but there might be space in the driveway forRead More


Liverpool man pulled over in his car by police ‘didn’t …

A Liverpool man pulled over in his car by police was found to have a child in the boot. Patrick Doran, 20, claimed he did not know there was a 12-year-old in the boot of the VW Golf when he was stopped on December 22. Police found he also had no third party insurance or driving licence and had 0.68g of cocaine and 33.52g of cannabis in the glove box of the vehicle. Doran, from Tara Park on Oil Street, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court today after the incident onRead More


News of Record for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 – News – Dayto…

COUNTY JAIL DOCKET (The following people were booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail on felony charges yet to be proven in court.): Benjamin L. Hawkins, 45, Daytona Beach , court violation (2); Anthony L. Coleman Jr, 34, Orlando, trafficking a cocaine mixture 28 grams to less than 150 kilograms, keeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity, possession of paraphernalia, unlawful possession of personal identification information; Nicole D. Johnson, 32, Daytona Beach, violation of probation, battery; Anthony G. Crapps, 27, Daytona Beach, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feetRead More


SHAMED: The 9 vehicles seized by police in Peterborough…

Here are the 9 vehicles seized by police in Peterborough the past seven days as the crackdown on uninsured drivers continues. Police have also released a list of the common insurance policy mistakes that could lead to your car being seized when you least expect it. If no insurance is identified, or if the police officer has significant concerns about a breach of the insurance policy, the police officer can immediately seize the vehicle. Myths and misconceptions uncovered through these calls include: 1 Myth: I have fully comprehensive cover soRead More