Dear Sun Spots: I am hoping you can help me find a person who works on fur. I have a coat that needs alterations. I love your column and read it everyday.

Please do not include my name in your column. Thanks for your help! – No name, No town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you might like to contact Dino International Furs, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106, (207) 772-1344.

They are open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You might also like to note that along with alterations/remodeling and repairs, Dino’s also cleans, conditions and offers vault storage. All work is done on the premises, and they’d be happy to help you with your needs.

Dear Sun Spots: Why is it that Channel 13 does not allow their station to re-air daytime soaps late at night for those episodes that have been bumped because of presidential announcements, storms or the like? I really hate missing “As The World Turns” and would enjoy seeing it after the late-night news. – No Name, Norway.

Dear Sun Spots: I’ve enjoyed watching the WGME, evening news and weather with Mark Rosenthal. They have referred to him as the chief meteorologist, but I have not seen him on the evening news for quite some time. Can you find out if he is still on their staff and, if not, what happened to him? Thanks. – Maurice Levasseur, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Where is Mark Rosenthal? He was a meteorologist on WGME Channel 13, and he seems to have been replaced. Thank you for any information you can supply. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots spoke with WGME general manager Alan Cartwright who notes that these are not aired because the networks don’t air the live broadcasts when a presidential address, storm or other announcement bumps the program.

Regarding the second question, Cartwright says Rosenthal no longer works at Channel 13.

Dear Sun Spots: Your column is very interesting and helpful.

My question: Is there anyone who will repair and touch-up manger figurines? Thank you for any information. I can be reached at 783-1149 or [email protected] – H.G., Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I heard that NASCAR drivers Bobby Labonte and his brother Terry grew up in Rumford. I was wondering if it was so and if yes, how long did they live there? – B.C, Gardiner.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, Labonte along with brother Terry, appears to be a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. Sun Spots has not seen any reference to Maine in either of their biographies.

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