Eight dollars for a clock radio? No wonder they were our 'favorite' store
As for the K-Mart ad in question here, that dishwasher-looking thing you see in the bottom left corner is a stereo, with dual tape decks and turntable; since I already went on way too long about stereo systems in the Radio Shack column earlier in the ...
What OEMs Don't Tell End Users about PACs
Sure, computers have clocks built into them, but computers are structured differently and, with all the added functionality, are much more complicated than a digital clock radio. The clock/computer and PLC/PAC comparison can be applied to the intended ...
January 14, 2015
Superintendent addresses parental concerns at Wareham public forum
Ever the optimist, Shaver-Hood boasted to parents of the district's other innovations this year, including initiation of a STEAM (Science-Technology-English-Arts-Mathematics) Academy for Grade 7 students at Wareham Middle School; dual enrollment for ...
September 19, 2014
Qi inductive charging - indubitably good
This year Aussie online retailer MobileZap has about 135 Qi chargers and adaptors including alarm clocks, desk lamps, speakers, in vehicle/windscreen desk mounts and retrofits received for many popular phones like Samsung S3/S4/S5, Note 2/3/4, Edge; ...
January 16, 2015
My best products of 2014
The Surface is not perfect – there are still 'fuzzy' issues with external dual monitors but Microsoft assure me this is being fixed. What is has done is enable me to work anywhere, anytime, anyhow, using full fat Windows 8.1 and all the programs and ...
December 21, 2014
iPhone 6 Plus, Plus, Plus
The 8MP camera is still an 8MP camera - regardless of marketing hype including large 1.5 micron focus pixels (the latter is simply phase detection) and 'true tone' (dual led) flash. The 6 lacks . 930 comes with Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Alarm ...
October 10, 2014
Falmouth student art show will benefit Arlene Hanlon scholarship
“We're particularly excited about this, for it serves a dual purpose, giving the students a venue to promote their talents and a way to benefit this important scholarship,” he said. Skala, who also serves as board president of the Arts Foundation of ...
April 2, 2014
Well Radio Shack, you had your turn. 5, 1987, edition of the Journal Gazette comes this general merchandise sales ad from what is claimed to be “America’s Favorite Store,” K-Mart. If we’re talking about 1987, yes, I’ve got plenty of memories of the old Cross County Mall K-Mart location, as I’m sure we all do. I remember the toy section had a real sweet looking “Nightmare on Elm Street" board game that I really obsessed over... and my last bicycle (to date) came from K-Mart as well. In those days before the Wal-Mart Supercenter, and even during the time when we had a Wal-Mart but it was one of those Wal-Mart’s, you know, the kind that closed at 9 p. m. and that didn’t sell food beyond an aisle of snack crackers, squeeze... And forgive me if you don’t know the term “to town,” because that’s what you said when you didn’t grow up in the city limits of Mattoon. But then the Wal-Mart Super-Center arrived and poor old K-Mart had a problem, a problem they tried to rectify by well, becoming more like Wal-Mart. Fair enough, but think back to those last few years of going into K-Mart. and if you’re reading this from somewhere outside of Mattoon, it doesn’t have to be our K-Mart per say, but any K-Mart you can remember stumbling into, and just try to remember what.
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Parents expressed dissatisfaction with the districts transportation and food services operations and its ongoing difficulties in maintaining communication channels, but appeared willing to accept Shaver-Hoods pleas for "patience and understanding"... Shaver-Hood seemingly disarmed critics by promising to constantly assess all district departments and vowing to respond to formal complaints "within 48 hours. " Even though 2,700 students are enrolled in Wareham Public Schools this year, just 25 parents (and only two males) availed themselves of the chance to voice their concerns to top administrators in an hour-long program held in the schools cafeteria. The district is employing a new bus system this year to account for reconfiguration of the two elementary schools and has incurred numerous difficulties in maintaining accurate bus schedules. Shaver-Hood stressed the district received more than 400 address changes from parents in the opening two weeks of school this year, requiring multiple modifications in bus routes and schedules. Several parents articulated anxiety over food services, including the limited amount of time allocated to some students to consume meals and the quality and volume served to students. Shaver-Hood said that the districts decision to offer free breakfasts and lunches this year to all students has produced "problems we are happy to have," dramatically increased service needs,.