Ten Tips for SUV Owners

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It's a rare motorist who doesn't have strong feelings about today's sport utility vehicles. Love 'em or hate 'em, one thing is certain-just like their automobile cousins, SUVs last longer, operate more efficiently, and command a higher resale value when they are properly maintained and serviced.

For those too busy or too overwhelmed by modern vehicles to perform their own maintenance, the pros at the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offer some advice on choosing a repair establishment:

King Tut Exhibit Arrives in San Diego For Museum Centennial

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The long-awaited opening of the traveling ”King Tut’’ exhibition -- it is all replicas -- was scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 12 at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. “The Discovery of King Tut’’ tells the story of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in November 1922, one of the greatest archeological finds of the 20th century. Because the original artifacts are no longer allowed to leave Egypt, the exhibition showcases more than 1,000 carefully reproduced replicas of the tomb of the boy king and the treasures found inside. 

Taking Care of Your Brakes, NASCAR-Style

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You might say the buck—and the car—stops with the professional NASCAR Brake Specialist. He is responsible for making sure that a Sprint Cup car, capable of racing at 200 miles per hour, stops when necessary. Brake pads, rotors, calipers…he works on it all, and when the driver’s foot comes down on the brake pedal, the car does what it’s supposed to do.

One Mural Finished, More In The Works

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The large, steel grey, sentry-like electric box in the front of the Encinitas Union School District Farm Lab is now abloom with art, telling the story of day and night. On Sept. 27, the rapidly growing public-art nonprofit completed its second mural in the city, this one adorning the aforementioned electrical box at the Encinitas Union School District’s agricultural and horticultural learning laboratory.