Experts continue to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and how it behaves. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, is answering questions about how the virus makes people sick, how it compares to influe…

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I have to be honest with you, I am currently struggling with what to write for today's column. Typically, I know exactly what to write. It seems like the Lord just nudges me and says, "Here's the topic or passage to address for Saturday." Today's isn't clear yet.

The Franklin Christian Ministerium, which sponsors a community Good Friday Cross Walk in Franklin, has decided, in the interest of public health, to cancel the event for this year.

CHICAGO - As part of a weekly, hourlong webinar focused on COVID-19, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs at Northwestern University hosted Dr. Robert Murphy, executive director of the university's Institute for Global Health and a professor of infectious diseases at the Feinberg School …

Dear Doctor: My 2006 Corvette has developed a crank-no-start issue. The dealer diagnosed that the fuel pump was not bringing power to the pump; he replaced the fuel pump, but the issue returned. When I was my pushing down the fuel pump relay, the car started. I noticed that the issue occurre…

When Henry Ford ended production of the Model T in the spring of 1927, the retooling for the new model took five months. Handsome new Model A Fords were introduced in December as 1928 models. During the next four years, 5 million Model A Fords were manufactured.

Not only do I test-drive automobiles, I'm also a pilot and I love to fly. Powered aircraft are fun, but gliders are sublime. The stresses of the world often float away in a glider's nearly silent enclosure with panoramic views of the sky and clouds.

The Franklin Christian Ministerium, which sponsors a community Good Friday Cross Walk in Franklin, has decided, in the interest of public health, to cancel the event for this year.

Dear Doctor: I bought a 2020 Subaru Ascent. When I got to 1,000 miles I checked the oil level and found that it was about a quart overfilled. When I confronted the service manager at the dealer, he didn't know why, but said he would check on it. I got a call and he stated that all of the Asc…

There was something about the new 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air that captivated Earl Gratias, so he decided to read the sales brochure. In October 1955, after considerable deliberation, he drove to the Chevrolet dealer in nearby Mason City, Iowa, where he ordered the most popular model Chevrolet of…

Preventing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 is key to slowing the pandemic. People who have symptoms or who have suspected or known exposure to the virus, should practice self-quarantine or self-isolation. But what do the terms mean, and which should you do?

Q: I have a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Diesel. My problem is that the heated seat on the driver's side comes on with no demand. I removed the door panel and disconnected the plug at the switches. The seat is eliminated from heating, but the rear back cushion heats up, sometimes intermi…

Ford's iconic Explorer was one of the first SUVs to come to market nearly 30 years ago, and since its debut, millions have been sold. A new Platinum Edition was added to the 2020-model-year lineup in celebration of the Explorer's 25th anniversary. Always adventure ready, Ford is also adding …

Dodge expands the high-performance Charger lineup for 2020 by adding a Widebody exterior to America's only four-door muscle car.

The following events that were previously announced on the weekly Religion page have been canceled or rescheduled as churches and groups have followed guidelines to avoid large gatherings in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19:

According to a Jewish tradition, each passage of the Torah, or the first five books of the Bible, has no less than 70 profound insights. Often referred to as the 70 Faces of the Torah, the tradition suggests that while there may be a single specific meaning to an individual text, we can extr…

Dear Doctor: I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 with halogen headlights that are less than stellar in lighting up the road. In a recent column you addressed the issue of replacing weak halogen headlight bulbs with high-intensity ones. Upon researching this, I have discovered these high-intensity halog…

Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems.

Research on the effectiveness of aromatherapy - the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants - is limited. However, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including:

The Toyota Tundra is a dependable blue-collar worker that punches the clock every day, reliably and without fuss. The 4.6-liter V-8 engine from 2019 is gone, leaving a 5.7-liter V-8 as the sole choice for 2020. And that's OK; this year's big V-8 cranks out 381 horses and can tow up to 10,200…

The stock market is now a bear market. March Madness will be played with no fans in the stands. The coronavirus has reached global pandemic status. Panic-buying has emptied many-a-shelve nationwide. It's true. So much toilet paper has flown off the shelves we're seeing hashtags such as #Toil…

The Rev. Wade Berkey of the Franklin United Methodist Church will kiss a pig during the Sunday morning service.

Not long after graduating from high school, Robert Holland joined in the Air Force and was assigned to an air base in California. When Chevrolet introduced the new intermediate-size Chevelle in 1964, a car with almost the interior room of an Impala but with a more practical exterior size, he…

Dear Doctor: I own a 2005 Chrysler Sebring with only 48,000 miles in excellent condition. I change the oil and filter every three months and perform any required maintenance. Two months ago, my dashboard lights flickered. My mechanic replaced the alternator. It solved the problem for about s…

CHICAGO - Chicago-area clinical psychologist Karen Cassiday estimates that three-quarters of her patients in recent therapy sessions described heightened anxiety stemming from the coronavirus epidemic. Other clients have been texting her questions ignited by fears related to the new disease.

COVID-19 is primarily spread by respiratory droplets transmitted via close contact (within 6 feet) with an infected person, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

The 2021 Seltos adds another dimension to Kia's diverse SUV stable. Neither the smallest SUV in the lineup nor the largest, the all-new Seltos is positioned between the Soul and Sportage as a five-door, five-passenger small crossover.

"Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. But we speak God's wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they h…

Christ Lutheran Church will hold a Lenten service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. David Oester will speak on the topic, "Return to the Lord...Who Will Restore You."

Q: I took my car to my mechanic for the check engine light being on. He checked the codes and said it's an "EGR fault" He said it would be a couple of days before he could get to it. He said I could keep the car but shouldn't drive very far until he fixed it. Can you explain what this is abo…