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We’re always steady

The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA Alton Davis moves around the head of an 8-year-old boy, his scissors held high, checking his work. Snip, he cuts a bit of hair from one  side and checks again. “There you go, young fellow,” Davis says, stepping back, finally satisfied with his 10th haircut of the morning. Davis glances …

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One man’s dream…Not!

European Stars and Stripes, Darmstadt, Germany   Thomas Lambert will never again put his money where his mouth is. When the Air Force senior master ser­geant walked into the General Motors new-car sales office on Aviano AB, Italy, in January 1990, the salesman told him that if he had the money he could be driving …

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Dude, where’s my car?

European Stars and Stripes, Darmstadt, Germany Dunald Kehren did a double take when he saw the convertible on display at the military shopping center in Frankfurt, Germany; the car looked way too familar. He had a sinking feeling that it was more than just a coincidence that the 1991 Dodge Shadow was exactly like the …

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A sort-of warranty

European Stars and Stripes, Darmstadt, Germany FOR SALE: 1989 Chevrolet Astro van. Doors rattle, rolls while in park, very low mileage because of months in repair garage. Still under warranty – sort of. Contact irate AAFES customer in Stuttgart. If Johnny Fox wanted to sell the Astro van he purchased through the Army and Air …

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