Dear Sun Spots: Is it true that it was exactly 911 days from the al-Qaida bombing of the World Trade Center to the al-Qaida bombing of Spain last week? Can someone there at the paper figure this out please? – No Name, No Town.

According to an Associated Press story in the Washington Times on March 12, in comparing the Madrid bombings to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, there are some interesting numerical ties. Among them:

There were 911 days between the terror attacks in Madrid and Sept. 11, 2001 – or 9/11 as it has become known – when al-Qaida backed terrorists slammed planes into the Pentagon, a field in Pennsylvania and the World Trade Center towers in New York.

The Madrid bombings – which happened on 3-11 – also came 2½ years to the day after the 9/11 attacks.

Dear Sun Spots: Is Rob Caldwell of Channel 6 married to Cindy Williams’ sister?

Also, is there a Red Hat Society group that meets in Brunswick? – No Name, No Town.

Regarding your first question, which was in the May 29, 2003, Sun Spots column: Rob Caldwell is married to Cindy Williams’ sister, Liz. They had no children, at that time, but Williams says they have a really cute dog named Dixie. They will celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary this year. They met at Cindy Williams’ wedding.

Regarding your second question: In addition to responses from readers, according to the Red Hat Society’s Web site,, three groups meet in Brunswick: BPOE Red Hat Society, Royal River Chickadees, and The Sage and Knit Wit Ladies. You may want to try signing up online at the Web site, or you can contact Nancy Hory at (207) 725-0339 for starters. You can leave a message if you’d like.

Dear Sun Spots: Thanks to all who sent me the directions for knitted children’s slippers. I appreciate all this. And also the yarn that was donated.

I would like directions for a low-cut slipper for children. It’s easier for children to slip on when needed at school. I am looking for sizes 6, 8 and 10.

I would also like to have a yarn winder to wind used-yarn leftovers on. If someone has one they no longer use or need, please call me. I have knit many slippers so far for needy organizations and Head Start schools. I enjoy doing these. Again, many thanks. I can be reached at (207) 743-9431. – Pauline Nadeau, South Paris.

Dear Sun Spots: A correction on the e-mail address for the article about a Riley, Maine, workshop meeting (Sun Spots column, March 13):

It should be [email protected], or phone 685-9048, Rosemary (Davenport) Morrison at [email protected] or 998-4138 or Angie (DiPompo) Holmen at [email protected] or 897-2645. Thank you to the people that have already responded.

Dear Sun Spots: Does anyone know of a place in the Lewiston-Auburn area that would be able to fix my PlayStation 2? And what would be the price to fix it? I can be reached at (207) 244-3556. Thanks again. – Wayne, No Town.

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