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The Fine Print - 08/18/14

  I called my bank this morning to get an ATM card for my daughter who's headed to college.  When I turned my bank card over to get the number for customer service, I almost had to get a magnifying glass to see the number to call.
  My eyesight isn't what it was a few years ago but I'm far from blind.  The type is so small,  I can't help but wonder if people who can see perfectly can see it.  And below the customer service number at the bottom of the card is a bunch of information in even smaller type.  I'm not looking for something to complain about.  I am suggesting if the information on that card is important enough to share, you ought to be able to read it.
  Don't turn my bank card into a plastic legal document, just put the information I need on there and give a person a fighting chance to see it without a Sherlock Homes survival kit. 
 

 

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HYDROGEN CARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two cars going on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show don't use a drop of gas. Toyota and Honda are both showing pollution-free hydrogen-powered rides. The Toyota Mirai goes on sale in the U.S. and Europe next year. Honda isn't as far along. Its fuel-cell concept car, the FCV, should reach showrooms in 2016. The fuel-cells use hydrogen to generate electricity that powers the car. The only byproduct is water. But both cars need a fill-up from the handful of gas stations nationwide that have liquid hydrogen available. The L-A Auto Show opens to the public tomorrow.

NEW HOSPITAL GOWN

DETROIT (AP) -- There's something new in hospital coverage -- but we're not talking health insurance. A new hospital gown helps to cover your bottom line. Instead of a drafty, open back, the Model G gown is more like a wraparound robe. The gown was developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. After a couple years of testing, the new gown is going into production. Thirty-five-thousand have been ordered for the Ford Health System. The Model G name is a tribute to auto pioneer Henry Ford and his Model T car.

BURRITO THIEF SENTENCED

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two hot burritos could cost a Utah man years in the cooler. A judge has sentenced Billy Goree to up to five years in prison, for stealing two burritos from a gas station. The judge says he was uncomfortable sending a man to prison for shoplifting a meal. But Goree has a long history of arrests. The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports a parole board will decide his release date.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER DRUGS

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- They're fire extinguishers that won't do much good in a fire. Authorities in Louisiana report finding nearly 16 pounds of heroin hidden inside two fire extinguishers. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies made the discovery on a commercial bus, with the help of a drug-sniffing dog. Juan Vasquez, of McAllen, Texas, was busted on a count of possession with intent to distribute.

 
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