Barton Goldsmith: I had a cool dad
I look forward to writing this column every year, a chance to honor my father’s memory and his legacy. I am the proud son of a former Chicago Tribune reporter, Peter Charles Goldsmith, who taught me everything I know about being a newspaper man. I guess you could say writing is in my blood, but more accurately my dad is in my soul. My dad was a good man, and these days that is a rarity. As I get older, I find that many of the things he predicted I would face have come to pass. Having a little warning was helpful, but even he didn’t foresee a pandemic. Still, my dad’s advice still rings in my e...
Tribune News Service
Oakland A’s set to explore Portland as potential relocation option, per reports
The Oakland A’s have added another stop to their potential relocation tour. After a site visit in Las Vegas this week, a small group of A’s executives will visit Portland next month, according to reports. Las Vegas and Portland are among the options on a short list of possible MLB expansion and relocation sites once listed by commissioner Rob Manfred. The Portland Diamond Project, a group in the area heading efforts to bring an MLB team to the city, confirmed to The Oregonian on Monday that it has been in talks with the A’s. According to the report, A’s owner John Fisher, president Dave Kaval,...
The Mercury News
Motormouth: Repaint your car? Try this instead
Q: I recently bought a new 2021 Mazda SUV. The color is white, and at the time I thought that was what I wanted. But now I am not so sure. I am going to keep the vehicle but feel that I would like it to be a different color. Is it OK to repaint a new car? Would the paint job work, or would there be a problem? Any insight you could give me would be helpful. M.B., Las Vegas A: Sure, you can paint a new car, but there is an alternative. Get it wrapped. 3M makes a paint wrap film specifically designed to wrap cars and trucks that is not permanent. Hate the new look? Change it. It won’t damage the ...
Tribune News Service
NYPD searched woman's Queens home twice but failed to find body in floor-to-ceiling debris
NEW YORK — A 45-minute search by NYPD cadaver dogs failed to find a missing Queens woman entombed beneath her home’s floor-to-ceiling trash — likely due to the stench inside. The police canines arrived for the second of two fruitless October visits to the hoarder’s garbage-packed home, one day after cops rescued 10 pets from the debris without spotting the remains of Emmy-winning set designer Evelyn Sakash, police said Thursday. Sakash, 66, was finally found Tuesday by her sister after six months lost amid the avalanche of trash piled throughout her College Point home. The initial visit came a...
New York Daily News
Nevada first US state to recognize gay marriage in its constitution
Los Angeles (AFP) - Nevada has become the first US state to enshrine in its constitution the right of gay couples to marry, overturning an 18-year ban on same-sex marriage.The measure was put to voters during the recent presidential election on November 3 and the final results were published in recent days.Voters approved the "Marriage Regardless of Gender Amendment" by 62 percent, with 38 percent against, according to the Nevada secretary of state's office."It feels good that we let the voters decide," advocacy group Equality Nevada president Chris Davin told NBC News. "The people said this, ...
Host Of Trump’s Nevada Rally, Xtreme Manufacturing, Fined $3,000 For Violating Ban On Large Gatherings
Xtreme Manufacturing, the host of Donald Trump’s Nevada rally on Sunday, was fined $3,000 for violating a total of six state guidelines regarding restrictions aimed at preventing outbreaks of COVID-19.Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak‘s COVID-19 emergency directives, gatherings of over 50 people must require that they socially distance and remain five feet away from each other at all times. The mandates also require further that wearing of masks and face coverings.According to Henderson city spokeswoman, Donald Ahern, owner of Xtreme Manufacturing, was issued a Business License Notice of Violation tha...