Time Machine Dilemma: It’s 1973 and You Have Enough Cash For a New LTD. What Do You Buy?

The discussion of yesterday’s Junkyard Find, a 1973 Ford LTD, got a bit heated at times. Some felt that the ’73 LTD was an abomination too horrific to contemplate, while others (including most who had actually driven one back in the day) opined that it was a pretty comfy pseudo-luxo-chariot and no worse than its contemporary rivals. Both sides have valid points, which got me to thinking about what I would do if a time machine were to drop me off at Auto Row in 1973 with the money to buy a new LTD (assuming I was required to spend the money on a new car, instead of giving it to my 7-year-old 1973 self with instructions to buy Microsoft stock a few years hence). Would I get the LTD… or something else? If something else, what?So, the list price of a 1973 Ford LTD four-door hardtop sedan was $3,833, equivalent to about $19,800 in 2012 dollars. Consulting my stack of Standard Catalogs, I’ve come up with a few choices in the same price range; those of you with your own sources for 1973 car prices should refer to them now.After a lot of agonizing, I’ve narrowed my choices down to two. One would be a ’73 Plymouth Scamp, equipped with the optional 240-horse 340-cubic-inch V8, four-spee...

Landfill expansion project hits another bump – News – recordnet.com

STOCKTON — A proposal before the county’s Board of Supervisors to expand the massive Forward Landfill southeast of Stockton along Austin Road remains in limbo today while its backers have been given time to meet with Federal Aviation Administration officials who sent a letter last Friday objecting to the project. San Joaquin County planners previously recommended approval of the project, described as an infill expansion of 17.3 acres within the boundaries of the existing Forward Landfill. The current proposal does not include landfilling operations into an adjacent 184-acre parcel that previously was proposed in 2012. And planners indicated the latest proposal initiated by Forward in 2018 will not increase the intensity of litter impacts, the level of daily disposal or daily number of truck trips to the site. The matter came before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in the form of an appeal by the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation to the Planning Commission’s approval of the expansion project. But before the case could be heard, attorney Michael Hakeem representing Forward asked for a 30-day continuance in response to the FAA letter dated Aug. 22 that raised objections to the ...

Apple’s New Macs Use ’100 Percent Recycled Aluminum,’ But What Does That Mean?

Apple’s second press blitz of the fall delivered details on a bunch of new devices. But the company also made some announcements on the environmental front that are generating buzz and raising questions, particularly regarding the recycled materials some of its 2018 product line will use. Specifically, Apple announced that the 2018 models of its MacBook Air and its back-from-the-dead Mac Mini are being built with a 100 percent recycled aluminum case, using a custom alloy that incorporates excess aluminum scavenged from the manufacturing process. Apple claims these changes, along with the incorporation of post-consumer recycled plastic into the Mac Mini, have reduced the two products’ overall carbon footprints by nearly 50 percent, and that the new MacBook Air is the “greenest Mac ever.” It’s the latest in Apple’s ongoing effort to fashion itself as a company environmentally-conscious consumers can feel good buying from. Last spring, Apple announced that all its data centers, stores, and offices are now powered by renewable energy, and it debuted a second-generation version of an iPhone recycling robot that will somehow factor into the company’s ambitious long-term goal, first an...

मायावती का अखिलेश पर तंज – पत्नी

नई दिल्ली । लोकसभा चुनावों में सपा-बसपा-रालोद गठबंधन ने यूपी की 80 सीटों पर चुनाव लड़ा । विपक्षी दलों ने उम्मीद थी कि उपचुनावों में मिली जीत के बाद महागठबंधन इस बार करीब 50 सीटें पाएगा, लेकिन मोदी लहर इस बार भी बरकरार रही और गठबंधन महज 15 सीटों पर ही सिमट गया । बहरहाल, अब नई मोदी सरकार बन चुकी है , लेकिन यूपी में गठबंधन में शामिल दलों में अब तू तू- मैं मैं शुरू हो गई है । चुनावों के नतीजों की समीक्षा करते हुए बसपा सुप्रीमो मायावती ने कहा कि जैसा हमने सोचा था वैसे नतीजे नहीं मिले । उन्होंने दावा किया कि यादव वोट ट्रांसफर नहीं हो पाया है , लिहाजा, अब गठबंधन की दोबारा समीक्षा की जाएगी । इतना ही नहीं मायावती ने यहां तक कह दिया कि सपा अध्यक्ष अखिलेश यादव अपनी पत्नी और भाई को भी चुनाव नहीं जिता पाए हैं । इतना ही नहीं मायावती ने ईवीएम में धांधली का भी आरोप लगाया । Breaking News – अजीत डोभाल को मोदी सरकार से ‘इनाम’ , अगले 5 साल तक बने रहेंगे NSA , मिलेगा कैबिनेट मंत्री का दर्जा मायावती के इन बयानों के बाद कहा जा रहा है कि 2022 के विधानसभा चुनावों तक सपा-बसपा का गठबंधन बरकरार नहीं रह पाएगा । जल्द ही इस महागठबंधन के टूटने की खबर आ सकती है । असल में मायावती ने सोमवार को दिल्ली में लोकसभा चुनावों की समीक्षा की। प्रदेश में पार्टी को 10 सीटें मिलने पर मायावती ने पार्टी कार्य...

Rosie on the house: Should I use PVC or polyethylene piping to water my yard? | Home & Garden

Polyethylene piping is a good choice for drip irrigation lines, as long as the water pressure is controlled. Polyethylene piping is a good choice for drip irrigation lines, as long as the water pressure is controlled. QUESTION: I am redoing the drip irrigation line around the perimeter of our yard. Do you suggest using PVC pipe or polyethylene? I have many mature shrubs plus landscaping rock along the perimeter with grass in the center – probably a total length of 400 feet. A portion of the drip line is under pavers installed by previous owners on the covered patio. ANSWER: As long as all the main feeder piping is controlled by a pressure reducing valve – no more than 30 pounds per square inch – the poly pipe will be much easier to install and requires fewer fittings. Just make sure that all the city required piping is done in PVC because it can handle the higher pressure needed. Q: We have a five-year-old air conditioner and furnace system that had a checkup last week. The technician said the dirt and dust is building up in our system and the air conditioner is working too hard. He suggested installing a new electronic device that uses special pads sold by the AC company and th...

Lynchburg Hillcats walk off Winston-Salem Dash, 4-3 : Augusta Free Press

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Looking to stay alive in the playoff hunt, the Hillcats won in walk-off fashion over the Winston-Salem Dash 4-3. Lynchburg (26-30, 58-65) moves to five games back of the first-place Salem Red Sox in the Northern Division with the win while the Dash (28-29, 66-55) fall to 3.5 games back of a playoff spot in the Southern Division. With the game knotted up at 3-3 and a runner on second base in the form of Will Benson, Jason Rodriguez ripped a single to right field. On the play, Dash right fielder Tyler Frost bobbled the ball which allowed Benson to score the winning run, capping a 4-3 win for the Hillcats. In the bottom of the second inning, Lynchburg struck first. Gavin Collins smacked a double to lead off the frame, then Jonathan Laureano launched a rocket over the left field fence to put the Hillcats up 2-0. The homer was the first Hillcats longball at City Stadium since July 19. Winston-Salem fought back in the third. Johan Cruz drew a one-out walk and came home on an RBI single from Steele Walker to make it 2-1 Lynchburg. In the fifth, ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Aug. 31 – News – The Walton Sun

Groovin on the Green: Enjoy an evening of live music with True Soul at 7 p.m. Sept 1 on the Carillon Beach Village Green. Bring beverage of choice, chairs, blankets and coolers. Town restaurants will be open. Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with The Good Lookings at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf. Family Fun Fest: Join in the free fun Friday nights for Family Fun Fest from 6-10 p.m. at Seascape Towne Centre, located near Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Event features live music performances, food and drink specials and kid-friendly activities, including face painting and a live magic show. Third Thursday Wine Walk: Join the Gulf Place Merchants for a South Walton tradition at 5 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Tickets are $20 and include samplings of hand-selected wines, light appetizers, live music and giveaways. Check in at 5 p.m. at the stage to receive a complimentary glass and walkabout map. Baytowne Art Walk: The annual event will be held from 5-10 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept.1 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Each evening stroll the Village streets as you browse a variety of artw...