Tallahassee Democrat from Tallahassee, Florida on November 30, 1980 · Page 2
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Sunday, November 30, 1980
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2 A Sunday, November 30, 1980 , '"UP -UM ,i .mini m mmi IHM..I.1.U .umnmieji il nil mmvmmmi m' ,. j. J ' : i w A 599-2174 action line 3 L iriinn i ino cniuoc nmhiemc nets answers, cuts red tape and provides a V h - ' voice for the public. Dial 599-2 1 74 daily from nocn to midnight or write Action Line, P.O. Box 990. Tallahassee 32302. Replies will be handled only through this column. A few years back, my cousin gave me an unusual oil filter for my car. The user puts a roll of toilet paper in it, he said, and never has to change the oil. You just pull out the toilet paper when it gets dirty and stick a new roll in. My cousin told me he put 160,000 miles on his car and never changed oil. I'd like to install this filter on my Mercury but I don't know how. All it says on it is "Sky." C.B. The instructions are on the way to you from Frantz Filter Co., P.O. Box 6188, Stockton, Calif. 95206. President Skipper K. Yee told us the company used to be called Sky Corp., after his initials. But the name was switched back to Frantz, the name of the toilet-paper filter's inventor. Yee said his 24-year-old company had sold 5 million filters. Consumers may order the filter by sending Frantz $58.50 and listing the make, model year, number of cylinders and cubic-inch size of the motor of their vehicles. A representative for the Parts and Service Division at Ford said the use of the toilet-paper filter probably would void the manufacturers' warranty on any new car. However, Yee responded that all major makers of U.S. cars had replied in writing that use of his filter would not void any warranties. Which would be the most economical use of electricity in baking a potato my microwave oven, my toaster oven or my built-in oven? C.B. 4 Because of the very short cooking time, the microwave oven is a far more energy-efficient way to cook a small item such as a potato. But if you are baking several things, you can save energy by cooking them all at once in your larger conventional oven instead of one at a time in your microwave oven. With the latter, cooking times usually must be increased if more than one item is cooked at a time. If one potato will cook in four minutes, for example, two potatoes may require eight minutes. On the average, a microwave oven uses 1.5 kilowatts per hour; a toaster oven, 1.4 kilowatts per hour; and a conventional oven, 3 kilowatts per hour. Using these figures and the cooking time required for a particular item, you can judge which is the most economical appliance to use in each case. Recently, my husband and I saw something on television about an agency involved with children of Asian-American parents. We're not sure about the name. Could you locate it for us? E.D. The organization that you've inquired about the Pearl S. Buck Foundation long has been associated with looking after the children of Asian-American unions in Korea and other Asian countries. However, the organization does not handle adoptions. Send $5 to Foreign Adoption Resources, 911 Cypress Drive, Boulder, Colo. 88303, and ask for the report on foreign adoptions. You'll get information on 30 agencies working with foreign adoptions. weather m u mr m unee ESS3 JiZim jisl x 70 xi A1" riwrvici l.ii.J I A A A I oil ' . . V I 1 Showers Stationary Occluded 60 Figures shew high lor orto. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. NOAA. U.S. Dept. of Commerce national forecast Mostly clear skies are forecast today from the deserts of the Southwest along the South to the Atlantic coast. Some rain is forecast in the Northwest, with snow at higher elevations. Snow is expected in northern New England. Saturday, a storm hit the Northwest states with gale-force winds, rain and snow. The rain and snow spread into the northern Rockies. Heavy snow fell along the Great Lakes and in the Appalachians. local forecast Fair through Monday and cold again tonight. The low tonight will be in the upper 30s, with the high in the upper 60s. The high Monday will be in the low 70s. Winds will be light and variable. The outlook for Tuesday through Thursday: partly cloudy and warm Tuesday and Wednesday with a chance of a few showers Wednesday, turning a little cooler by Thursday. Highs in the 70s, cooling to the upper 60s by Thursday; lows in the 50s, cooling to the 40s by Thursday. Saturday's high was 65 (18 Celsius); the low was 28 (minus 2 Celsius). temperatures H L Prsde. STATE Cleveland ApatacMcota ' (S 33 .00 Dalas-FtWorm Jacksanvat 4 31 .00 Denver Miami 17 Mine Detroit Orlando 12 40 M Honolulu Pensacota M 34 .00 Houston Sarasota 41 47 J Indianapolis TALLAHASSEE 45 B M Kansas City Tampa-St. Petersburg 42 44 JO LasVogas W. Palm Beach 45 45 - LhHoRock NATIONAL Las Angeles AJbuquorquo 40 27 M LoulsvMo Andwragt 24 14 .00 Memphis AshovOo 53 23 M Mtwaukeo Atlanta 54 30 .00 MintoapoUs Bwmmsham 59 27 .00 NewOrtoans Bona 54 30 M New York Boston 47 37 .27 Oklahoma City Buffalo 31 34 .04 PMacMphti Charleston, SC 59 31 M Phoenix Chicago 40 2 JN Pittsburgh rainfall APALACHICOLA RIVER DATA AT BLOUNTSTOWN 35 41 45 39 13 45 74 51 39 31 53 34 53 40 12 55 49 31 40 42 31 42 31 49 34 43 37 44 34 43 II 34 .12 Portland, Me. .00 Portland, Ore. M Richmond M Salt Lake City JO San Diego JO San Francisco M Seattle JO St. Louis JO Washington jo JO Jl Buenos Aires JO Hong Kong .03 Jerusalem JO London JO Mexico CUV JO Moscow JO Parts JO Rome .00 Tokyo 09 Toronto 44 51 50 49 74 S9 41 47 41 INTERNATIONAL 59 73 44 41 70 21 39 45 43 37 31 .94 44 .53 33 JO 25 JO 51 JO 50 JO 42 .52 39 JO 37 JO 52 JO 41 JO 45 JO 34 JO 49 JO 21 JO 34 JO 41 JO 44 JO 34 JO Today Rakifal Total 24 hrvending midnight Total this month Total since Jaa I U Steady .00 -3J1 Above Normal since Nov. I . Above Normal sine Jan. I -44.19 M 4.74 sunrise, sunset Sun Rise 7:14 in 7:1 im Sot Rise Set Today 534 p.m. 123 pjn. 131pm Monday 5:34 p.m. 137 pm 239 tun. seas Winds will be variable at 10 knots today. Seas will be 3 feet or less. Fair weather will prevail. moon phases 1 tides High 10:11a.m. 10:22 p.m. 10:26 a.m. 1037 p.m. 10:17 a.m. 10:51 p.m, 11:42 a.m. 12:14 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 10:24 p.m. Monday (All times EST) St. Marks Alligator Point Carrabelle Apalachicola Shell Point Low 4:04 a.m. 4:04 p.m. 4:29 a.m. 431 p.m. 434 a.m. 4:15 p.m. 4:47 a.m. 6:26 p.m. 4:20 a.m. 3:59 p.m. Dec.15 Dec.21 Dec.29 Dec.7 solunar tables The original Knight Solunar Tibrei wore formulated by John AMon Knight more than 40 years ago, and are based on a formula ho developed after studies of the tides, the Influence o! the sun and other factor. They ere purported to be live timet of day when al living things are most active. Many people believe hunting and fishing are best during these times. The ma lor periods begin at the limes shown and last 1 Vj to 2 hour. Minor periods art somewhat shorter. Eastern Standard Time a.m. pjtv Minor Malor Minor Major 4:10 1235 630 Nov. 30: Decl: Doc 2: Dec 3: Dec 4: DocS.' 12:20 15S 13S 115 20 MS 7:25 1.05 1:40 9:20 12:45 7:10 1:25 7:45 M0 135 20 90S 3:20 - 9:45 Santa Charles Cook dresses for his role Pat Ceci assists him at Governor's Square (Continued from page 1 A) Baer, 65, closed the door to his dressing room in the mall's office. "I don't want the kids to see a Santa in here and one out there," he said. "They might get concerned." Baer, a retiree from Pennsylvania, teaches Sunday school at Gray Memorial United Methodist Church. When Santa Claus scouts came to the church's pastor last year and asked him to post a notice for "a man good with children" on the bulletin board, the pastor replied, "No need. I know just the man." Baer was the obvious choice. He comes equipped with his own white hair and eyebrows and has a magical rapport with children. "I love kids. I get a kick out of this," he said, adjusting his suspenders. "I gotta look for a belly someplace. If I'm able to, I'll do it every year." It was Baer's turn to assume the throne. Before Kim Finch helped him tie the pillow around his middle, pin his wig into place and rosy up his cheeks with rouge, Baer rolled his last cigarette. He remembered when one little girl had asked him whether he was the real Santa Claus. "If you really are," she challenged, "then name your reindeer." He couldn't. "I didn't know. All I could think of was Ford and Nixon, so I said, 'I know who they are, but do you?'" Quentin Baer, 69, ... even looks like Santa The little girl recited the reindeers' names. "'You forgot Rudolph,' I told her. Then she figured I knew them," Baer recalled with a laugh. It was time to walk to Gingerbread Land. Along the way, Baer stopped to pinch the cheek of every child young enough to believe in the magic of Santa Claus. Seven-year-old Angie McKa-mey ran up and tugged on his fur-trimmed jacket. She had talked to him earlier. "Santa, I changed my mind," she said. Now she wanted the roller skates for her birthday instead of for Christ- l'4w 'esjSiliV-i 'L 'A- a if , ' 'If XI-1 ; ' f I ? 5 1 I 1 V. I III v, !jiiX" in mi I mmtm, I v ; - Vi 5 Democrat photos by Mike Fisher Santa's helper Gene Allen at Northwood Mall : . . .listens to 6-year-old Jennifer Parker's wish list : hand and whispered it. For a hug Santa gave her a candy cane. "I'll see you on Christmas," he told her, reminding her of the magic yet to come, "but you won't see me because you'll be sleeping. Right?" . i mas. On the Gingerbread Land throne, the children waited in line for their turn with Santa. Baer snuggled a little girl against his furry beard and asked for her Christmas list. She cupped her I "IT" Florida State University Dance Studio Theatre EIGHT DAYS OF DANCE Dec. 2nd thru Dec. 9th, 8:15 p.m. Matinees Dec. 6th and 7th, 230 p.m. Dance Touring Theatre Repertory showing Dec. 6th and 9th, 815 p.m. 403 Montgomery Gym Free Admission Limited Seating Big family box for a little price. Family Box Special. 5.29 Includes 10 extra big pieces of Grandy's crispy southern fried chicken and 8 fresh baked butter yeast rolls. Home-style cooking away from home. Country 00!' Special offer ezpirei December 7th No other coupons Valid on this offer 2335 Apalachee Parkway 878-5402 Dine in Drive thru Carry out V . ;; ::; x v 4 i Hit it i (4 i '4 r

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