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Page 8 Legal Matters by Texas Attorney General Dan Morales HOW TO BUY A USED CAR Most of us, at some point in our lives, have bought a used car. I II Although it may be a dependable source of transportation- there are many reputable dealers - we have all heard the occasional horror story. In fact, we receive more complaints about defective used cars than any other consumer com- plaint. Know before yon go Although there are no ab- solute guarantees, there are some Deadlines The deadline for display ads, classified ads, and copy is at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays. No ads or copy will be taken over the phone. The deadline for photos is Fridays at 12:00 noon. No pictures will be accepted on Mondays. Illll I I Illl I I I I Howelrs Chili House We will be CLOSED Wednesday, October 12, 1994 To Attend A Food Show and Semlnars We appreclate your Indulgence. James and Lesnne Howell Light Up The Night with the Bronco Star NightPepR0000 No e00tficity ul 1, everyone bdng a flashlight! (3#t soeaker Johnny Floy00l Located in the H.S. Gym at 8:00 Everyone is inVited,t to come and see the Broncos Shine! CHS Student Council ;bt lartaboa ltW things you can do to maximize your chances of satisfaction and mini- mize the likelihood that you'll end up with a lemon. Cars are high- ticket items. When making any major purchase, you should look before you leap. A bit of research up front can save headaches later on. Before you begin looking at used cars, think about what car models and options you want, and how much you are able or willing to spend. Check out you local library - it has books and magazines that compare and con- trast car models, reliability statis- tics, and prices. Libraries also can provide information about safety tests and mileage. Many on-line computer services have discussion forums where people trade infor- mation. When you settle on what you want, shop around. More than one place will offer you the car you want, but the price may vary. Kicking the tires Once you find the car you want, check it out thoroughly. You should consider having a knowledgeable friend or mechanic look over the car before you buy it. Some cities even have "lemon- busting" services that will come out and do a thorough and profes- sional inspection of the auto for a reasonable price. An initial invest- ment of a few dollars can con- ceivably save you from making a mistake worth thousands to you bank account. If the seller refuses to allow you to inspect the vehicle, that's a clear sign that you should walk away from the dealt There are some things you can do on your own. Don't belie everything you read. Investiga- tions by our office in the past have uncovered odometer shops that roll back the mileage of cars and provide "legitimate" certificates of authenticity. So when you look at an automobile, see that everything is consistent with odometer. Are the brake pedals and seat worn and slick? that doesn't gibe with a read- ink of 40,000 miles. Some people say not to buy a car that has had more than one owner. While that may be extreme, you can always ask to see main- tenance records. The very exist- ence of a record ofoil changes and routine repairs may indicate that a car has had good care. If you have problems If something goes wrong with your car and it is covered by a warranty or a service fontract, there are several steps you can take to get service. First, read the war- ranty or contract; the document should have instructions on howto get service. Try to resolve the problem with the salesperson or owner of the dealership. However, ifyou think you are entitled to ser- vice, but the dealer disagrees, you can take other steps. If the warranty is hacked by the manufacturer, contact the local representative of the car company. This local, or zone," representative, has the authority to adjust and make decisions about warranty service and repairs. Thursday, You might also consider using a dispute resolution or- ganization to arbitrate your dis- agreement - if both you and the dealer are willing. Under the terms of many warranties, this may be required before you can sue a dealer or manufacturer. In addition, you may contact our Consumer Protection Division (800-337-3928), which mediates consumer complaints. ffnone of these steps are suc- cessful, consider going to a small claims court, where you can resolve disputes involving amounts of less than $5,000. For more Information The U.S. Department of Transportation has an Auto Safety Hotline (800-424-9393) that can teliyou ira car model has ever been recalled, and send you information about a recall. You also can con- tact the Federal Trade Commis- sion for free brochures on warran- ties, service contracts, and car ads. Write the Frc at Public Refer- ences, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580. Flu Season Approaching Experts are predicting only a moderate 1994-95 influenza season, but people most at risk for life-threatening complications from flu should still get vaccinated. 'q'he elderly and others are most at risk for flu complications October 6, getting the vaccine when it able, usually in September. The vaccine is about 85 cent effective, Glezen said, possible to catch a strain covered by it. But people who catch the flu a less severe case. It is also posble to catch flu in the two weeks required the vaccine to take full effect is not possle to catch th( with killed virus. Flu strikes suddenly fever, muscle pain, weakness throat and a dry, hacking Victims need rest and li( Glezcn said. While flu can in any year, 1994-95 season could equal a worldwide epidemic that 500 million people and killed million. The 1918 pandemic more people in less time disease in modern history. It with the 14th Century's Death as one of the few events to reduce the population by a much as 1 HOUSE OF SHADES & LAMP REPAIR Shades Lmk 2613 Wolflin Ave. WomVmsse Amarillo, Tes should get shots every season," said Ex-Students Plan Social ServiceClub Dr. W. Paul Glezen, epidemiologist atthe InfluenzaRe- Reunion u200e"00':rs Chosen oh Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. The Lelia Lake Influenza tends to run in =will holdareunion cycleswithlnfluenzaAandinfluen- October 8, 1994 at the za B hitting in alternate years. Building on the Based on that pattern, type B Campus. Officers have been selected for social service clubs at Oklahoma should be the predominate strain 10:00 am. Christian University of Science and Arts for the 1994-1995 school year. The purpose of social service clubs at Oklahoma Christian is to promote com- munity/student involvement and awareness. The men's club Alpha Gamma Omega was founded in 1975 under the motto, "Developing friendship and character through service and competi- lion" Officers of Alpha Gamma Omega for the 1994-1995 school year are: Daryl Hayes, Edmond, President; Scott Hanidns, Clarendon, Tx, Vice- President; Lee Hodo, Greenville, "Ix, Sccret Glen Clubb, NewCastle, Okla., Treasurer. Oklahoma Christian is a private hueral arts university which has received national recognition on the Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges and the Honor Roll for Free Enterprise Tach.Thc University offers  accre, dited programs in more than 70 major areas of study in five colleges: Ble, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Engineering. Now in its 45th year of operation, its student enrollment represents most of the 50 states and more than 30 countries. To forgive and forget means to throw valuable experience out the window. Arthur Sehopenhauer this season, Glezen said. "There is the possibility that there will also be some influenza A (H1N1)," he said, "but little likelihood of much type A (A3N2), the donimant strain in 1993-94." In addition to the elderly, the groups at particular risk for life- threatening complications such as pneumonia are: 1) People with im- mune-system disorders and heart and lung disease, including asthn and chronic bronchitis. 2) People with d,*m, chronic  dh- ease and chronic anemia, including sickle-cell disease. 3) Health-care workers and home care-givers like- ly to have frequent contact with the other groups. Flu season normally runs from December to March, and Baylor flu experts traditionally recommended vaccination no later than Since the early-start 1991-92 flu season, however, they suggest On Friday night, there will be a get together everyone who would like at the Community Center on Ayers Street beginning at 7 This is just a time to visit friends and classmates. - , ,, ................... ........,.....:.....,t:[._ :..: ....... ! Everyday Tools 00iii! iiii00iiiiiii o, ,.o.e- co,00.tt. H E L P' 0 U R DRUNK DRIVtNG H E A R T E C lP E S JUST KILLDRUNH Alonzo Drake, killed 3/17/91 at 10:58pm on Robbins Rd., Harvest, AL. VAmerican HeadAssoclation Next time your friend insists on Thls recipe Ix Intended to be part of an overall healthful eating driving drunk, do whatever it takes to stop him. Because if he kills innocent_ plan, Total fat Intake should be less than 30 percent of your total people, how will you live with yourself?. calories for s day -- not for each food or recipe. on Clarendon's Maln Street Since 1910 Come In now for the best selectlon of tmdltlonal outemmar and new casual coats. Layaway NOW for Chrtstmasl Hearty Baked Macaroni Vegetable oil spray* 1 1@ounce can tomato puree 1 cup water 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning 11= teaspoon gadic powder 1t/= pounds low-fat cottage cheese lh teaspoon onion powder lh teaspoon gadic powder 1 8-ounce package elbow macaroni, uncooked 4 ounces part-skim moz- zarella cheese, sliced Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 9-x-9-x-2-inch casserole with vegetable oil. In a small bowl combine tomato puree, water, Italian seasoning and V teaspoon gadic powder. In another bowl, combine cottage cheese, onion powder and 1/= teaspoon gadic powder. Spoon one-third of tomato mixture into prepared casserole. In order, layer half of macaroni, all of cottage cheese mixture and one-third of tomato mixture on top. Add remaining macaroni and cover with remaining tomato mixture. Cover and bake 1 hour. Uncover casserole and top with moz- zarella cheese. Return it to the oven, uncovered, for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serves 6. * Do not use vegetable oil spray near an open flame or a heat source. Read and follow directions on can before using. Nutrient Analysis per Serving 335 Calodes 19 mg Cholesterol 4 gm Saturated Fat 27 gm Protein 584 mg Sodium 0 gm Polyunsaturated Fat 42 gm Carbohydrate S gm Total Fat 2 gm Monounseturated Fat This Help Your Heart Recoe is from the American Heart Assoclaflon Cookbook, Fifth Edition, Amedcan Heart Association. Published by Times Books, A Division of Random House, Inc. 1973, 1975, 1979, 1984, 1991. Concrete & Dirt Work Demmm (d) Backhoe Dozer Mainlalner Work Vemie Ford Redi- Mix 874-2761