January 24, 1993 |
Overhead garage doors--because they usually span a distance of eight to 16 feet--sometimes sag, especially when they are regularly left open for long periods of time. Most modern garage doors have two special parallel metal bracing rods that are mounted at the top and bottom of the door on the inside. They reduce sagging, but don't always entirely prevent it. Each brace consists of three mounting brackets and a steel rod that's threaded at both ends.
September 20, 2011 |
Andrea Kreuzhage is the kind of customer all health insurers dream of having. She's in excellent shape, never submits medical claims and pays all her bills on time. So, of course, Anthem Blue Cross canceled her coverage last week. This is the latest twist in Anthem's decision to no longer allow members to make automatic payments with credit cards. As Kreuzhage's case illustrates, it may not be a smooth transition for many people. She was told by the company that she was joining the ranks of the uninsured because she didn't pay her bill.
November 27, 1986
How strong was Bronko Nagurski? Richard P. Harman of Laguna Niguel, one-time Minneapolis car dealer, recalled a business trip he took 20 years ago to International Falls, Minn., where Nagurski operated a service station before retiring a few years ago. The local car dealer, taking Harman on a tour of the town, said: "See that guy over there? That's Bronko Nagurski, the famous football player. He owns that station and he's got the best repeat business in town."
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September 8, 1995
The NATO air command definitely has got the attention of Bosnian Serbs besieging Muslim-held Sarajevo, but the test of strength between bombs and politics remains unresolved. As the warplanes flew Thursday for the third straight day, there was no sign that the Serbian will had been broken.
January 23, 2012 |
"Grey's Anatomy" 9 p.m. Jan. 5, ABC Episode: "Suddenly" The premise Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) is operating on a patient who came to the hospital for spinal fusion surgery but now is having heart problems. It turns out that a screw came loose and traveled to her heart, where it sliced the muscle in several places. Teddy tries to sew the heart back together, but she can't get good access to the mitral valve because of scarring. When a suture falls off, she decides to remove the entire heart from the patient's chest, repair it in a bowl of ice and then sew it back in. Teddy doesn't yet realize that her husband, Henry Burton (Scott Foley)
August 26, 2001 |
Question: From a Realtor's perspective, it's hard to know which problems justify the cancellation of a sale. On a recent home inspection, only five problems were found. Most were minor concerns such as leaves in the rain gutters and a missing outlet cover. The big issue involved squeaking floors. My client is very robust, and the floors squeaked wherever he walked. The seller agreed to refasten the subfloor with screws.
October 14, 2000 |
Airlines may have a problem with loose screws, the Transportation Department's inspector general says. Investigators found that more than one-fourth of screws and bolts tested at random didn't meet specifications, according to an inspector general's report that was released Friday. It included no reports of accidents resulting from substandard parts. "We are not seeing a problem in service. Airplane parts are holding together," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Eliot Brenner said.
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June 13, 1988
San Diego police received eight reports of vandalism to Suzuki Samurais on Sunday morning, according to police spokesman Bill Robinson. All the incidents took place in the Ocean Beach and Mission Beach areas. In each case, a screw was put into the ignition of the vehicles, making it impossible to start or move them, Robinson said. "Whether this is a statement or not, it is vandalism," Robinson said.
April 2, 1997 |
Hideki Irabu was told Tuesday that his old team, the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League, won't take him back unless he apologizes and signs a release saying he will never try to play for a major league team in North America. Chiba Lotte assigned Irabu's big-league negotiating rights to the San Diego Padres in January. Irabu refused to negotiate with San Diego, saying he would deal only with the New York Yankees.