DEBATE GOES ON
In response to the April debate, “Should cars be
banned from city centers?”
NO I’m in favor of high tolls (;;; to ;;; per day)
to drive a car into downtown areas. The money
raised should go toward mass transit like buses,
rail, trolley, and road, sidewalk and bike trail
—Douglas Keith Himes, from facebook.com/Costco
YES Walk in, bus in, subway in; leave the car out
of the city center.
—Maria Catalano, from facebook.com/Costco
As a shopper and consumer I found “The
future of farming” (April ;;;;) most interesting
in regard to the quality of food, the energy-saving applications and the cost-e;ectiveness of
providing food to my table.
As an educator of engineering science (
electronics and alternative energy system program), I found this highly relevant to bringing
real-world, state-of-the-art information about
electronic robotics/automation and applications of alternative energy/sustainability to our
young engineers. This article will provide me
and my students with something to study next
week with the application examples you have
provided in the four entities, as well as to provide avenues for discovery learning to gain
depth of knowledge.
—Ed Yager, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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• The March 2018 article
“Makeover Madness” mistakenly attributed the photos of the Quilting Corner
segment. The three “after”
images (one of them is
above) are from a book by Lois Hallock, a quilt
design lecturer and consultant who designed this
studio and is the author of Creating Your Perfect
Quilting Space (Hallock, L. 2005; not available at
Costco), the book in which those images can be
found ( clearview-designs.com).
• The mandarin-infused angel food cake recipe
instructions (March 2018, Farm to Table) were
incomplete: Cake batter should be cooked according to instructions, but ¾ cup of the water needs to
be substituted with the mandarin/lemon juice mix.
Then add the remaining water as instructed.
Solutions to rosacea
Regarding your article on rosacea [April
;;;;]: I developed rosacea in my ;;s. Then I
married a man who did not drink alcohol and
did not eat spicy foods. I changed my ways to
accommodate him. Voila! The rosacea was gone.
I don’t know whether it was the lack of alcohol,
lack of spicy foods or both, but it is gone.
A clue to the cure is in the article. Whatever
the triggers are is the key to the cure.
—Dorothy J. Sauer, Arlington, Virginia
More on phone scams
Just received the latest magazine with the
“spoof proof” article [Consumer Connection,
April ;;;;]. By all means, do not give out personal information or agree to anything. That
includes saying the word “yes” in any context.
Some of these unscrupulous callers record your
responses and then “paste” them into another
recording to “prove” that you agreed to whatever
they are selling.
[One solution] I have found is to pick up the
phone and immediately press several numbers in
rapid order, then stay quiet. Unwanted robocalls
almost always disconnect immediately since they
think it is another machine that answered.
If it is a live person, they will most likely speak
up at this point. Now you can determine if it is
someone you wish to speak to.
—Pete Mayhew, Chicago, Illinois