Dear Sun Spots: We are looking for a handicap lift for our church. We were wondering if any of your readers might know of one for sale. I can be reached at (207) 897-2301. – Gloria Hargenrader, Livermore Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: Would you be able to get the words to a special song, “You Are Always in My Heart?” It’s a World War II special. – Ruth H., No Town.

Answer:
Sun Spots wonder if this is the song you are seeking, which was located online at http://www.lyricsxp.com/lyrics/a/always_in_my_heart_glenn_miller.html:

Always in My Heart – Glenn Miller. Written by Kim Gannon and Ernesto Lecuona. As recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra on January 8, 1942, with Ray Eberle.



You are always in my heart

Even though you’re far away



I can hear the music of

The song of love

I sang with you

You are always in my heart

And when skies above are grey

I remember that you care

And then and there

The sun breaks through



Just before I go to sleep

There’s a rendezvous I keep

And a dream I always meet

Helps me forget we’re far apart

I don’t know exactly when, dear,

But I’m sure we’ll meet again, dear,

And my darling, till we do

You are always in my heart!

(Transcribed by Alex Foertsch: [email protected])

Dear Sun Spots: Do you know of any business in the area that repairs old record players? My 40-year-old Magnavox has stopped working. – Helene Decker, Oxford.

Answer: Sun Spots has previously recommended speaking with Art Berry at Agren Appliance in Auburn. You can reach him at (207) 784-0235. Some years ago Sun Spots used Portland Appliance Service Center (73 Portland St., Portland, ME 04101, (207) 773-0269) for help with repairing a record player and had success. However, Sun Spots’ player was not 40 years old. Perhaps readers have some suggestions also that will help you out.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please research how the purse is calculated for NASCAR Winston cup races?

I have noticed that, for example, a car that finishes 10th may get more money than a car finishing sixth? – Fred E. Stone, Rumford.

Answer: Sports Editor Kalle Oakes says this one isn’t easy to explain, but for the most part the money won is based on the team’s performance the previous season. In other words, a driver who finishes in the top 10 is eligible for certain contingency awards at each race that a driver who finished, say, 25th in points last year isn’t eligible for. Also, people who won at least one race the previous year are eligible for certain awards. That’s why, for example, a veteran driver who finishes 20th in a race almost always wins more money than a rookie who finishes 10th in the same race.

Another thing people should be aware of is that most drivers receive only a percentage of that prize money as determined by each person’s contract with their individual team owner. (I’ve heard it’s usually around 40 percent). Drivers also receive a percentage of the team’s profits from things such as souvenir sales. Hence, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s concern over the “rights to his name” in his recent contract negotiations with his late father’s team.

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