DEAR ABBY: As a fire officer, I have seen far too many families
fall victim to home fires. It is devastating to find out that a
life could have been saved if someone had taken the simple step of
replacing a dead smoke- alarm battery. Nearly 96 percent of
American homes have at least one smok…
Q: Lowering our energy bills would make a huge impact on our
budget, but I frankly don't know where to begin. My bigger concern,
though, is not what problems my house has, but what do I need to
know before I start figuring it all out. There is so much written
about saving energy that it over…
SAN FRANCISCO — Our economy sure could use the Next Big Thing.
Something on the scale of railroads, automobiles or the Internet —
the kind of breakthrough that emerges every so often and builds
industries, generates jobs and mints fortunes.