Kathy Wing

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Name: Kathy Wing
Date registered: April 27, 2012

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  1. Consumer Reports Travel Clubs — January 21, 2015
  2. Consumer Reports: Low-Cost Laptops — January 19, 2015
  3. Consumer Reports: Snack Bars — January 14, 2015
  4. Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Chargers — January 12, 2015
  5. Consumer Reports:Lightbulb Improves Mood — January 7, 2015

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Consumer Reports Travel Clubs

Expensive vacations to exotic places often seem out of reach. So many people join travel clubs, which promise years of discounted airfare, hotels and dining. But Consumer Reports has found that hundreds of those dream vacations have turned into nightmares. Problems with travel clubs have been found throughout the country. The attorneys general of several … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Low-Cost Laptops

Prices for laptops are all over the map. Some can set you back thousands of dollars, while others cost $300 or less. Consumer Reports has tested some of the lowest-cost laptops to find out what they offer, and what they don’t. If you just do the basics like word processing, browsing the Web and streaming … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Snack Bars

Snack bars are a handy, grab-and-go food. But there’s a difference between those that are healthy and the ones that have a lot of sugar and saturated fat. Clif Bar has more calories than a snickers. Consumer Reports evaluated 28 bars and rated them for nutrition and taste. It’s important to look beyond fat and … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power. How about a leather purse that comes with its own charger? Sure these are cute, but are they necessary? This bag, for 175 dollars, … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports:Lightbulb Improves Mood

LED lightbulbs are game changers. They promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years. And thanks to electronic circuitry and semiconductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off. Consumer Reports checks out several. The Definitely Digital Good Night LED claims to improve your natural sleep because it … Continue reading »

Earthquakes Rattle Dallas Area Community

DALLAS (AP) – A series of small earthquakes is rattling a Dallas-area city. The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded as many as 11 earthquakes in the vicinity of Irving, Texas over the past two days. Magnitudes have ranged from 1.6 to 3.6. No injuries have been reported. On Wednesday, Irving police asked people in that … Continue reading »

Ski Lift Dangers

BEND, OR — As tens of thousands of skiers and snowboarders enjoy the slopes this holiday season…new warnings are being released about the ride up. This comes nearly a week after a Hillsboro boy dangled and fell from a chairlift at Mt. Bachelor. 10-year-old Tyler Russell says he slipped off of the lift while trying to adjust … Continue reading »

It’s a Girl! New Year’s Baby Arrives

MEDFORD — The first baby born in Jackson County for 2015 is Yaretzi Castillo Hernandez. She arrived around 5 this morning at the Asante Birth Center in Medford, weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Yaretzi’s parents, Maria Angeila Hernandez and Carlos Castillo Ramirez, say they are thrilled the meet their new daughter. Nurses at Asante say … Continue reading »

Charges Upgraded in Fatal Hit-and-Run

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Veneta woman is facing upgraded charges for a deadly hit-and-run in Springfield earlier this month. Isabel McDaniel pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday to charges that now include first-degree manslaughter, as well as hit and run, tampering with evidence, and DUII. Police say she hit and killed a 67-year-old man with … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports AA BATTERIES

When you’re making up your holiday checklist, there’s one item you don’t want to leave out – batteries. Double-As are the most popular size. Consumer Reports put 15 to the test – both lithium and alkaline. In the lab, batteries are connected to machines, which cycle them on and off, over and over, simulating use … Continue reading »

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