PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – While much has slowed during the pandemic robocalls have not. If anything, they’ve increased. READ MORE: Driver Entrapped In Dump Truck Rollover Crash In Collier Township The Federal Trade Commission says leading the way is the “extend your car warranty call.” “If you receive a phone call stating that your car warranty is about to expire, if you’re being offered any type of extended warranty, the Better Business Bureau is really urging people to use caution,” said Caitlin Driscoll of the Better Business Bureau. Driscoll says while some of the calls are pure scams. “These car warranties scams, often attempt to trick people into buying unnecessary or sometimes even nonexistent vehicle service contracts,” she explained. “If you pick up the phone and you get a recorded sales pitch. Hang up the phone because the call is illegal.” And you are told to report the number and content to the PA Attorney General’s office and or the Federal Trade Commission. … [Read more...] about ‘We’ve Been Trying To Reach You:’ Robocalls Soar During Pandemic, How To Avoid Them
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President Joe Biden’s deputies are dropping many poor migrants with coronavirus into Americans’ neighborhoods, according to a report in the New York Times . On February 23, the newspaper reported a statement about the drop-offs they say came from Juan “Trey” Mendez, the mayor of Brownsville: “If it’s several hundred overnight, then that’s something that would become overwhelming for us,” said Mr. Mendez. “The administration is very well aware of that — we’ve conveyed that on numerous occasions.” Elsewhere on the border, local officials are decrying the administration’s policy of dumping the poor migrants into Americans’ neighborhoods. CNN reported February 19: … communities along the border in Texas have expressed concern about migrants being released during the pandemic. McAllen requested thousands of Covid-19 tests from state officials last month after learning migrants were not being tested by CBP. “To drop them off at our bus station without testing them … [Read more...] about Texas Towns Cope with Migrant Wave Not Tested for Coronavirus
Anymore, the Carmelo Anthony trade lives on the periphery. There are still scattered boos at the Pepsi Center when he touches the ball. There remains scant buzz when he is introduced to the crowd. But he’s not a huge draw in Denver, no longer a must see — even if it is just to come to the game to boo. A sparse audience Tuesday night confirmed that. It has been five years since Anthony forced his way out of Denver. The Nuggets beat his team in Denver, 110-94, but such an outcome has been par for the course since he left. Anthony has never won a game in Denver since he left, going 0-for-3. And while any pain inflicted on the court to Anthony mattered significantly to fans early on, it’s barely a blip now. So much has changed. In the Nuggets organization, the trade is hardly ever brought up. Coach Michael Malone wasn’t here for it. General manager Tim Connelly wasn’t here. Only one of the players involved in the trade was even on the court Tuesday night — the centerpiece, … [Read more...] about Carmelo Anthony’s return to Denver doesn’t burn as before; Nuggets beat Knicks
BOSTON (CBS) — Danny Ainge played in the NBA for 14 years, for four different teams. He was a head coach for four seasons. And he’s been an executive in Boston since 2003. When it comes to understanding the dynamics of relationships in the NBA, Ainge has experienced it all. READ MORE: Flu Has Virtually Disappeared In US During COVID Pandemic That’s why, when he was asked by Rich Shertenlieb on Thursday about the reports and whispers that players have begun “tuning out” head coach Brad Stevens, his answer was rather interesting. “That’s just … those types of things. Even if a player was [tuning out Stevens], that’s just his way of coping,” Ainge said during his weekly Toucher & Rich interview . Ainge said that he’s been “amazed at how great a defensive team our teams have been in the Brad Stevens era” despite a number of undersized players on the floor at various positions. He indicated the current team’s issue has more to do with confidence than it does with coaching. … [Read more...] about Danny Ainge Has An Interesting Take On Reports Of Celtics ‘Tuning Out’ Brad Stevens
Rob Gough, with the 1952 Mickey Mantle card he paid a record-setting $5.2 million for last month. Photo: Berk Communications This time last year, the only sports cards Rob Gough owned were the ones he’d collected as a kid. Somewhere in his possession are plastic sheets filled with Michael Jordans, Shaquille O’Neals, and assorted members of the 1990s Cincinnati Reds, all mass-produced and worth roughly the cardboard they were printed on. These days, Gough’s collection looks a bit different. The entrepreneur says that by mid-January of this year, he had spent $10 million on various trading cards, a spree that culminated with his biggest purchase yet: $5.2 million for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle in nearly perfect condition. With that, he shattered the record for the price of a single card. It was a jaw-dropping purchase but hardly an isolated event in a suddenly torrid sports-card market. The previous record for the priciest sale ever had been set just months before, in August … [Read more...] about Why Did Someone Pay $5 Million for a Baseball Card in 2021?