Kathy Wing

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Name: Kathy Wing
Date registered: April 27, 2012

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  1. HealthWatch: Ear Infections — February 27, 2015
  2. HealthWatch: Hope Lodge — February 25, 2015
  3. Consumer Reports: Best Used Cars — February 24, 2015
  4. HealthWatch: Exclusion Day — February 18, 2015
  5. Consumer Reports: Dairy Case Junk Food — February 17, 2015

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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 »

CONSUMER REPORTS: GAMING SYSTEM CONSOLES

WHICH GAMING SYSTEM TO GIVE? Gaming consoles make a great gift. Besides playing video games, the high-end consoles can stream video, surf the Web, and help you get in shape. Consumer Reports gaming experts checked out the Xbox One from Microsoft, the Nintendo Wii U, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and newcomer LeapTV from LeapFrog. Leap TV … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Gift Cards

WHY GIFT CARDS MAKE BAD GIFTS If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year. The funds on gift cards won’t expire within five years as they used to thanks … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Credit Score Problems

That critical number-your credit score-is based on your credit reports, yet a Consumer Reports’ survey finds close to half of Americans never check to make sure their credit reports are accurate and errors are surprisingly common. A Consumer Reports survey of 3,000 Americans found 20 percent found mistakes that could lower their credit scores. Mistakes … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Wireless Speakers

With more of us keeping our music on phones and tablets, the easiest way for others to listen is with a wireless speaker. Consumer Reports just tested 31 and found several that would make a great gift. Among the better sounding portable wireless speakers tested is the Jabra Solemate Max for $300. It’s easy to … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports Shipping Gripes

The US Postal service expects to deliver up to 470 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. And as more people shop online, FedEx and UPS also forecast a record number of deliveries. In a recent survey, Consumer Reports asked one thousand people about their shipping gripes and has tips to help your boxes … Continue reading »

Best Places to Buy Electronics

From tablets to TVs to laptop computers, electronics are likely to be the hottest gifts this holiday season. Consumer Reports’ recent survey covering more than 42,000 electronics purchases can steer you to the best places to buy. The survey found that people who shop for electronics online are happier with their experience than those who … Continue reading »

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