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Just happened to be watching Ophra on friday, and thought I’d share this with you in case you didn’t see it.

Here, just in case……..

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This, from the BBC online today:

“Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer,” said the firm in a security advisory alert about the flaw.

Microsoft says it has detected attacks against IE 7.0 but said the “underlying vulnerability” was present in all versions of the browser.

Other browsers, such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, are not vulnerable to the flaw Microsoft has identified.

These warnings can be viewed here, here and here.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

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I like the Blues.

Do you ?

I like gumbo and all things spicy.

Do you ?

On Friday, December 12th, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m., The Beachland Ballroom presents an evening with Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton and his band “The Ingredients” to their stage. Bill Wharton has appeared at many locations throughout northeast Ohio, including many visits to Lorain’s own “Mutt & Jeff’s”, where I first saw him. Never heard of him ? Well, you’ve missed some fine blues music to begin with, but what you also missed was a very unique show that not only involves some good blues, but, my favorite……. hot, spicy gumbo.

You see, while Bill and his band are getting you fired up with their music, he is also firing up his 30-gallon  pot on stage with him, mixing in his ingredients of roux, chicken stock, his own private label hot sauce, chicken, shrimp and “Mississippi mud bugs”.  At the end of his show, Bill invites all of his audience members on to the stage for a bowl of his gumbo.

And on another note, I also found out after doing a little research for this post, was that several years ago, Bill started a non-profit organization called “Planet Gumbo”

“The whole thing about music is it’s about gathering people together,” he said. “It’s about service, about sharing. We’ve been so blessed to be able to do what we do, we want to give back.”

“Though the 100 or so who were at the kitchen, were nothing like the 1,200 he recently served in Washington, D.C.’s largest homeless shelter, all were appreciative—even when he said, if they didn’t like okra—“too bad.”

“It’s so wonderful; the community, the ministry, the music, that they would take the time to give of themselves—we’re excited. (Wharton) asked to help the food bank and the EECM,” she said. “We just provided the ingredients and he did the rest, now I hate to go back to the office.”

Makes me like this guy so much more than I already do. So if you don’t have plans for Dec. 12th, won’t you plan a trip to the Collinwood neighborhood in Cleveland and catch Bill and his band, and get a bowl of that great gumbo. You’ll have a great time.

I guarantee it.

You can get tickets here.

And directions here

And if you care to donate to “Planet Gumbo” go here

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Times are tough for most of us, gas is hovering around $3.75 a gal, the city wants more fees for our license plate renewal, more taxes from the out-of-town workers, and the school board wants a levy to support our schools.

Where does it all end?

Well, it isn’t much help, but here’s something, although a small savings, a savings none the less.

Recently, the wife and I purchased a new Dodge Nitro from racing legend “Andretti Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep” in Vermilion. While I haven’t been allowed to drive her new vehicle much, I did take it to Michigan the other week-end for a visit and found it to be a very comfortable ride and the “Sirius Satelite Radio” is a must in all new purchases in the future. Recently, Andretti sent me a brochure on “NitroFill”, a product to replace the air in your vehicles tires with nitrogen.

Some of the advantages of using Nitrofill in your tires?

Improves steering

Improves handling

Improves braking

reduces chance of tire failure

Nitrogen in tires

Dramatically slows pressure loss from permeation

Improves fuel economy

Reduces tire oxidation

Eliminates interior wheel corrosion

Reduces running temperatures

Decreases false alarms and activation of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Compressed nitrogen contains less moisture than compressed air. When the tire heats up, moisture in the tire vaporizes and expands, causing the pressure inside the tire to increase. Even small changes in tire pressure can noticeably affect the handling of the car. By using nitrogen instead of air, you have more control over how much the pressure will increase when the tires heat up.

Some of the organizations or groups that use nitrogen in their tires?

Nascar

NASA

Tour De France

United States Military

In fact, NitroFill™ was selected, and remains, the sole nitrogen tire inflation product used in our nation’s fleet of B2 bombers.

These are some of the news items I found about Nitrofill, and had the wife’s vehicle done yesterday. Hopefully, this product will save money in the long run, but more than likely, like energy efficient light bulbs, you won’t see the savings in your bill, but you know you saved some dough. I also checked with Andretti’s and their cost for this service is $39.95 plus tax. And here’s a link for other locations for Nitrofill in Ohio.


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