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The Daily Word in Killer Bees, Krokodil and Lesus.
By Carl Petersen [ Fri Oct 11 2013 11:24 AM ]
There’s an oil spill in North Dakota.
Krokodil hits the Midwest.
A Costa Rican kidney-trafficking ring is exposed.
Rest in peace, Maria De Villota.
Why are we always conducting military drills near North Korea?
Ha ha. The Russians had a better space pen.
Read about Hitler’s Furies.
“Beam me up, Scotty,” is a lie.
Behold the world’s largest rubber ducky.
Enough with the killer bees.
There actually are cooler cars than a Toyota Yaris.
A fire truck was in a crash at I-40 and Carlisle.
A bus driver is a accused of sending an awkward and profane text to a mother.
By Marisa Demarco [ Sat May 29 2010 9:00 AM ]
Wrecks, Rods & Wrenches is today. Nan and John Morningstar host the event at their store, Free Radicals (300 Yale SE), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. People bring their classic project vehicles, and mechanics and enthusiasts share their knowledge.
From an article I did on hot rods:
Nan Morningstar was a kid when she saw her first classic car. "I didn't know what it was, but I thought it was beautiful, and I wanted it. My dad told me we couldn't have old cars because they were for rich people. That paused my interest in cars for more than a decade." Later in life, she left college to join an automotive tech program at a community college. It was a two-year program, and students could get a series of national certifications. There she met her soon-to-be husband. "It was liberating to go to tech school and get the skill set and the knowledge to learn how to do this on my budget and terms instead of it being a rich kids' club."
She was the only woman in auto school, but she says there are more and more. Plenty show up to the monthly WRW event on the last Saturday of every month. "Anyone can do it," she says. "I can't imagine driving a modern car."
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