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With students back in class after the holidays, local doctors continue to be swamped with flu cases… and they say it’s not getting any better. The latest weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control shows the flu becoming even more widespread. Doctors expect a big spike in flu cases this week. Doctors said someone diagnosed with the flu is able to infect others for up to seven days.
Divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt. Divers will attempt to bring the boxes to the surface today.
TIME FOR A GETAWAY? January is generally the cheapest month of the year to fly. January (and part of February) is a dead zone for most airlines. For the ultimate January bargain, fly the three cheapest days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Best: Depart Wednesday, return Tuesday
Idling your car is not actually the most efficient way to get it warm, or the best for its health. The idea of letting your car idle dates back to the 80s when cars were built with carburetors. Modern-day fuel injection technology gets your engine lubricated much quicker. Driving the car will warm it up faster than idling and a brief idling time of no more than 30 seconds is all that’s needed.
More than two weeks after Christmas, trees along Loop 360 are still covered with decorations. Even after the Boy Scout’s tree cleanup Sunday, Loop 360 was far from being free of Christmas decorations. Decorators are asked to come back out after Christmas and clear the trees of tinsel and ornaments.
Excessive rainfall caused city to push back Sunday’s cyclo-cross championship event to noon today.