The following negatives are available: Edward Little High School class of 1941 negatives of photos taken in 1976,1986, and 1989; ELHS class of 1942 (unknown year photo was taken, but most likely in the ’90s); ELHS class of 1946 negatives of photos taken in 1991,1994,1976, 2001; Lewiston High School class of 1953 (taken in unknown year); LHS class of 1942, negative of photo taken in 1992.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. — D. Philbrick in Auburn.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Would it be possible for you to find out the names of the five members of the program “The Five” on Fox News at 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays? I’ve been watching this show for some time and I would appreciate knowing their names. Thank you for your great column and for providing a source of inquiry that we never had before. — GMD in Auburn.
ANSWER: The hosts of “The Five” are Eric?Bolling, financial analyst and host of “Cashin’?In”; Kimberly?Guilfoyle, legal analyst; Greg?Gutfeld, writer and host of Fox News’ talk show, “The?Greg?Gutfeld?Show”; Dana?Perino, former White?House?Press?Secretary during the George?W.?Bush administration; and Juan?Williams, political analyst and former NPR contributor. Occasionally the show features guests and guest co-hosts.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: Some time ago I wrote to you asking why my jars of jam were unsealing after sealing. I think I may have found out why. I bought new jars and had to pry the lids off. I used these lids again, then some unsealed. The next new jars I bought I threw away the old lids and I had to pry off the new lids. So far no jars have unsealed. I think the lids I pried off had broken seals, like used lids. Thank you for all the answers you provide. — No Name, No Town.
ANSWER: Sun Spots has done canning in the past and knows that lids should be replaced after each use. Ball and Kerr brand canning jars and lids share this information: “What causes lids to come unsealed or not seal at all? Check the following points to determine if one of them is the cause:
Insufficient or incorrect processing;
Over-tightening the band before processing or re-adjustment of the band after processing;
Using commercial jars;
Not preparing lids for use according to manufacturer’s instructions;
Not removing air bubbles from the jar or cleaning the rim of the jar before applying the lid.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation states: “Lids should not be used a second time since the sealing compound becomes indented by the first use, preventing another airtight seal. Screw bands may be reused unless they are badly rusted or the top edge is pried up which would prevent a proper seal.”
Use the QR code to go to Sun Spots online for additional information and links. This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com, tweeted @SJ_SunSpots or posted on the Sun Spots facebook page at facebook.com/SunJournalSunSpots. This column can also be read online at sunjournal.com/sunspots. We’ve joined Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/sj_sunspots.