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    Answer Man: Where are the funnies in the BND e-Edition?

    I have your paper delivered, but some days I end up reading the e-Edition. I also got my son the e-Edition for Christmas since he lives in St. Louis. Why don't we get the Sunday comics in the electronic version? -- Tony Calza, of Collinsville.

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    What happened to 2 past anchors from KSDK-Channel 5?

    I would like an update on Deanne Lane, the former KSDK-TV Channel 5 newswoman. What is she doing now and why did she leave? While you're at it, what's Karen Foss up to? -- A.R., of Fairview Heights

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    Answer Man: You might want to tread lightly with thin tires

    Q. My wife and I were driving home from church and we started to debate the use of small (thin) tires. We both agree that they must ride much rougher than the older, thicker tires. I mentioned that the thinner tires are standard issue on many newer cars because they get better gas mileage. My wife...

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    Answer Man: A drowning in Swansea in 1931

    I am a former Belleville resident who would like to know if there is or was a lake in Belleville named Lake McKinley or McKinley Lake? While recently searching through my genealogy, I learned that my grandfather drowned in that lake in 1931. -- Rodney Biehl, of St. Louis County

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    Answer Man: Why do we pay for trips by the first lady?

    Glenn McCoy's recent cartoon of Michelle Obama riding in a rickshaw, ordering her Chinese driver to go "chop-chop," prompts a question: Since Obama is neither an elected or appointed official of the U.S. government, why do taxpayers have to foot the bill for her junkets? How do these trips, her ...

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    Cards' attendance: Tickets sold or fannies in the seats?

    Over the years I have attended a good many Cardinal games, and I always thought I was a good judge of attendance. Boy, was I wrong. Come to find out they report tickets sold, not bodies in seats. Why? -- Charlie Baird

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    Answer Man: When did auto recalls begin?

    When did automobile recalls start? I have owned 76 new and used cars in my lifetime, and I don't think I ever had one recalled. If I did, I ignored it because nothing seemed wrong. My father owned 35-plus before me (going back to the Marmon and Pierce-Arrow). The only reaction to something wrong...

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    Answer Man: The Curse of the Billy Goat continues

    Can you tell us about roasting goat to break the Curse of the Billy Goat pertaining to the Chicago Cubs? This was in your paper. -- E.H., of Belleville

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    Answer Man: What could happen if you shoot an intruder?

    I have a quest for you. When I was in high school, I remember a story about an Iowa farmer who booby-trapped a farmhouse with a shotgun and wound up shooting an intruder. But the burglar sued the farmer and won, sparking a national debate about using deadly force to protect property. I've been trying...

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    Answer Man: Aviston man helped search for missing Pan Am flight

    All of the news about the missing Malaysian jetliner prompted me to remember a time in 1957 or 1958 when I was stationed aboard the USS Renshaw DDE-499 at Pearl Harbor. Along with our three sister ships, we were ordered on a search and rescue mission between Hawaii and the mainland for a downed...

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