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  • Fall vaccination roundup

    A flu shot may not be enough; you may be ready for other vaccinations. With autumn approaching, it's time to review your vaccinations and see if you need any updates. Here are the shots to consider: - Influenza: Soon it will be time to get your annual...
  • Louise Erdrich seeks justice

    "Small trees had attacked my parents' house at the foundation,” begins “The Round House,” Louise Erdrich's wise and suspenseful new novel. Bazil and Joe, a tribal judge and his 13-year-old son, work to pry loose the stalky shoots...
  • Family returns to their wrecked house: 'Hey, it's Oklahoma'

    Family returns to their wrecked house: 'Hey, it's Oklahoma'
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- "Welcome to my home," Olga Cordero said, and walked into her roofless living room. It was Friday morning. When they last saw their home, there had been a pile of dead horses nearby at Orr's Family Farm, victims of Monday's monster...
  • How to remove algae from shingles and keep it away

    How to remove algae from shingles and keep it away
    DEAR TIM: Many roofs in my neighborhood, mine included, are covered with black streaks. What's causing this to happen, and can the roofs be cleaned? I'm able to walk on my asphalt shingle roof with ease, but am afraid of hurting the shingles by cleaning...
  • Replace roof shingles

    Replace roof shingles
    Repairing or installing a roof is not on our list of do-it-yourself jobs because neither of us enjoys working on a ladder and crawling around a roof. If a small repair is needed on a single-story house, we're willing to do it for two reasons: one, it's...
  • Specialized roofing nailer may be worth it even for just one job

    Specialized roofing nailer may be worth it even for just one job
    DEAR TIM: I've decided to re-roof my house because I simply can't afford to pay a roofer. I'll be stripping off all the shingles down to the bare wood. Do you feel it's worth it to buy a nail gun to install the roofing nails? What can you tell me about...
  • Ignore a leaky door at your peril

    Ignore a leaky door at your peril
    DEAR TIM: When it rains, water leaks into our basement just under our front door. The previous owner installed the door, and much of the work he did around the house we've discovered is substandard. What do you think is the cause of the water leak under...
  • Caught in the current of reverse migration

    Caught in the current of reverse migration
    CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out. Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...
  • Two-alarm fire reported at Universal Studios Hollywood

     
    Los Angeles County firefighters are responding to a two-alarm fire reported at Universal Studios Hollywood....
  • Allentown councilwoman remains hospitalized, will miss water/sewer vote

     
    At least one member of Allentown City Council will not be present for the much-anticipated vote on the city’s water and sewer lease tonight. Councilman Cynthia Mota has been hospitalized in Venezuela for nearly a month and is still not well enough...
  • Allentown councilwoman remains hospitalized in Venezuela

     
    As the debate over Allentown’s proposed water and sewer lease heats up, one city council member was conspicuously absent from the board’s meeting Wednesday night. Cynthia Mota, a Democrat who has served on council since she was appointed in...