Everyday Cheapskate: How to get rid of the dreaded toilet ring

It is not the most elegant question I get but certainly one of the most common. “I’ve tried everything I can think of, but that stubborn, ugly toilet bowl ring won’t go away,” readers say. “It goes away but just keeps coming back.” Toilet bowls develop discolorations for many reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of the housekeeping. Basically, the dreaded toilet bowel ring is the result of hard-water conditions, water sitting in the toilet and the toilet seeing a lot of use. While there are lots of commercial products that promise to remove hard-water stains in the toilet, ordinary pantry items can be just as effective with no harsh chemicals needed. Under most conditions, weekly cleaning prevents heavy stain buildup and reduces the appearance of any existing stains so the bowl can look pristine and white again. And when none of that works? Don’t worry. I have the mother of all solutions for that, too, in a bit. But let’s start with the easiest. WARNINGS Make sure you protect your hands with rubber gloves. Never mix bleach with anything other than…

100 years ago: Attention paid wife reason for killing

Roy Smith last night, shot and instantly killed Edward Fish in a little shed covering a pile of cement in the rear of Abe Plato’s building on Tehama street in Willows. Eight shots were fired from a .32 caliber automatic, five of which entered the body and head of Fish. The murderer claims that Fish was paying undue attention to his wife. The men bad been warm friends. There were no witnesses to the shooting. Immediately after the shooting Smith staggered into the rear of Plato’s pool hall and leaned for support against a pool table. He was as white as a sheet. “What’s the matter,” someone asked him, “Oh, my poor wife and children,” the man moaned. He was again questioned and replied “Go look in the cement shed and send for the sheriff.” Then he dropped in a dead faint on the floor. — Sept. 4, 1919

Death notices: Sept. 4, 2019

Anthony: Marvin Michael Anthony, 70, of Red Bluff died Saturday, Aug. 31 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are under the direction of Blair’s Direct Cremations and Burial Services. Published Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Coyne: Gary Clyde Coyne, 73, of Corning died Monday, Sept. 2 in Corning. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet-Olsen Family Simple Cremations and Burial Service. Published Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 in the Daily News, Red Bluff, California. Death notices must be provided by mortuaries to the news department, are published at no charge, and feature only specific basic information about the deceased. Paid obituaries are placed through the Classified advertising department. Paid obituaries may be placed by mortuaries or by families of the deceased and include online publication linked to the newspaper’s website. Paid obituaries may be of any length, may run multiple days and offer wide latitude of content, including photos.

Horoscopes: Sept. 4, 2019

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Whitney Cummings, 37; Beyonce Knowles, 38; Wes Bentley, 41; Drew Pinsky, 61. Happy Birthday: Make the most out of whatever you have to work with. Live in the moment, express your feelings and expectations, and surround yourself with people who will add to your life journey. Recognize if someone is asking for too much or taking advantage of your generosity, skills and helpful attitude. Call the shots, and see how far you can go. Your numbers are 3, 11, 17, 22, 25, 36, 43. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Go over your assets, possessions, debts and any pending contracts, settlements or decisions that need to be addressed. Refuse to let someone make decisions for you. Do what fits your itinerary instead of always accommodating other people’s needs. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Strive for perfection, and you will be happy with the results. A change is overdue, and with the right people, you should be able to reach your goals. A business trip, meeting or partnership will help you excel. 3 stars  GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An opportunity will not…

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