Debate goes on
In response to the December
Debate, “Should 21 be the legal
NO. The solution isn’t as simple as lowering
the age to 18. What we can do is start incor-
porating drinking into polite society again, so
that it goes back from being a taboo to being
a social activity. This could mean allowing
responsible 18-year-olds to start drinking,
but more likely it should start with allowing
parents to serve their children alcohol in res-
taurants, and move forward from there.
YES. The drinking age most definitely
should remain at 21. Groups like MADD
[Mothers Against Drunk Driving] have
fought long and hard to raise the drinking
age, and it has saved thousands of young
lives over the years.
Clifton, New Jersey
Odds and ends
Kiss and makeup
I am thrilled that you are bringing the
Marcella Borghese makeup line to complement the beautiful skin-care line [“Makeup
that rocks: The new Kirkland Signature™
by Borghese Mineral Color Collection,”
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Horowitz helps again
Thank you for providing us with access to
Mr. David Horowitz through your Costco
We turned to Mr. Horowitz when we
were unable to obtain satisfaction from
Expedia on an airline dispute.
We had purchased airline tickets for our
three sons to attend a football game in Green
Bay, Wisconsin. All went well (the Packers
won) until one son checked in at the airport
for his return flight to Raleigh–Durham,
North Carolina, to find there was “no plane.”
He subsequently had to purchase a return
ticket on Northwest Airlines for $742.
Needless to say, we were shocked and dismayed to learn of this development, and after
contacting Expedia, to no avail, turned to Mr.
Horowitz, having read his column many
times in your magazine. He was most courteous, agreed to intercede and successfully
resolved the issue. We were credited for the
We are extremely grateful to Mr. David
Horowitz, and your magazine, for providing
us with the ability to “fight back.”
Peekskill, New York
Questions on digital TV conversion
I have a rooftop antenna on my home. I
have a new, HD-ready TV from Costco. Do I
need to purchase a converter box? I do not
have cable or satellite TV.
New York, New York
The Connection received many e-mails in
response to our “Tech Connection” article in
December’s issue on the upcoming conversion to
digital TV (DTV) broadcast signals. Members
asked whether their TVs and other components
would continue to work when TV broadcasts
begin to be sent in digital format on February 17.
The simple answer is that if you currently
use an antenna or rabbit ears to receive your TV
signal and you have an analog TV, you will need
a converter box to change the signal from digital
to analog. Also, you might have to upgrade your
antenna, depending on your location.
For more details on this issue, see the official
government Web site on DTV conversion at
www.dtv.gov or call toll-free 1-888-225-5322.
Also, watch for our “Tech Connection” feature
in February’s Connection for an update.—Ed
Food Court fables
THE FOOD COURT is Costco’s
contribution to social networking.
It’s where friends, families, couples,
clubs, teams, organizations and
companies congregate to enjoy
fast-food values in a relaxed setting.
It’s where members go to celebrate
birthdays, anniversaries, retirement—even wedding ceremonies
have been conducted there.
The Connection will be running
an article featuring members’ interesting experiences relating to the
Costco Food Court. Send your special
Food Court memory to The Costco
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available at the warehouses, but offers
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