Dear Sun Spots: I would like to purchase gasoline oxygenated with ethanol instead of MTBE for environmental reasons. Is there any way to find out a list of local service stations that sell gas with 10 percent ethanol? – No Name, No Town.
Answer: According to www.ethanolfuelcompany.com, there are currently no ethanol (E85) gas stations in this state.
Dear Sun Spots: Can you please get me either telephone numbers, addresses or both for places where I might locate ice cream mixes, gum, low-fat candy bars, all using Splenda? And, might you also find somewhere I might locate hull-less microwave popcorn, games of any kind that can be bought through the mail. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.
Answer: Try contacting many of your local grocery or health food stores who frequently carry sugar free candies and might have what you are looking for. Among them: Mary’s Candy, 238 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240-7021, 783-9824.
The Sugarless Shop at www.sugarlessshop.com, 1-800-898-7571 or by mail at 412 Eastern Blvd, Essex, Md. 21221-6714.
Regarding your hull-less microwave popcorn, Sun Spots located Munchie Gifts at www.munchiegifts.com, 866-425-8101, e-mail: email@example.com or at Munchie Gifts, P.O. Box 896, Lakemore, OH 44250-0896.
Regarding games, contact Astral Castle Books & Games, 10 Meta Drive, Midland, Texas 79701, 432-520-6463, www.astralcastle.com. They are closed Tuesdays and Sundays and open most other days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.
Dear Sun Spots: How do I write to David Beckham of Real Madrid fame? I would like to get a signed photograph. Thanks. – No Name, Auburn.
Answer: According to www.msn.foxsports.com and a recent Associated Press article, Beckham will be officially introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 13 at the team’s stadium in Carson.
David Robert Joseph Beckham was born May 2, 1975, in Leytonstone, England. As a student in Essex, Beckham won the Bobby Charlton Soccer Skills Award at the age of 11, making his football talent evident at an early age.
In February 2007 Beckham played his last game for Real Madrid in his fourth, and last season there, ending his contract with the club in the spring of 2007. He announced that he had signed a five-year contract to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy from July 1, 2007, through June 2012. The five-year deal includes up to $10 million a year in direct salary, and with merchandising endorsements and profit-sharing could earn Beckham up to $50 million a year, and may end up worth about $250 million in five years, making him one of the highest earning athletes of all time.
He is married to Victoria, or Posh Spice as she was known when performing with the Spice Girls group. The Beckhams, who have become known as “Posh and Becks,” have three sons: Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (born 1999), Romeo James Beckham (born 2002), and Cruz David Beckham (born 2005).
Try contacting him via the team at The Home Depot Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd. Suite 200, Carson, CA 90746, 1-877-342-5299.
Dear Sun Spots: In the June 22 Sun Spots column a reader was seeking flying magazines. I have close to a dozen that they can have to foster this boy’s imagination. Please call 786-0478, leave a message if no one answers. I will get back to you. – J.S., Pelletier, Auburn.
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