Next week’s challenge from listener Peter Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich.: Name something in eight letters that’s usually bought in pairs. Change the second letter to the letter two spaces later in the alphabet, and you’ll get a new word that names something else that’s usually bought in pairs. Both words are plurals.

Warship child for how you don build a ship, says ex Navy secretaryMr. Trump went aboard the Navy newest carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, to promote his plans for a military buildup.. Dr. Clauw published a study this year of about 250 people who said they’d used marijuana and opioids for chronic pain. The subjects said as marijuana use went up, opioid use went down.

Spitting one’s gum irresponsibly onto the street is of course disgraceful, but why can’t councils accept that the cleaning expenses are just a cost they should bear? If they continue with this ‘We’ll provide this service but you’re going to have to pay for it’ attitude, how long is it before the innocent majority are called upon to pay a tax on spray paint because an irresponsible minority use it to paint graffiti?I have to disagree with the notion that chewing gum is a ‘filthy habit’. Studies have proven that chewing gum fights tooth decay and leads to all round better oral health. However, I agree that it should be disposed of sensibly and not simply spat out on the street..

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You can never count a veteran team like theirs out as you get towards the end of the season and into the playoffs. Glad we won’t have to face them until the finals and that’s where we aim to be. Maybe they’ll be there too.. He means a lot to us. It’s going to be harder without him, but let me be clear: We will adapt and move on.”Telesco indicated the Chargers haven’t decided how they’ll adapt just yet, and he is grateful they’ve got a few months to come up with a plan.The GM was entirely noncommittal about the possibility on every Chargers fan’s mind: A reunion with Gates, the franchise’s career leader in receptions and yards receiving, and the NFL record holder for TD catches by a tight end.”Just looking at where we’re at right now, we’ve got to look at really all of our options and what are out there, and kind of take it from there,” Telesco said when pressed about the possibility of re signing Gates.The Chargers publicly bade farewell last month to Gates , who will turn 38 years old in June. Gates, whose 30 receptions last season were his fewest since his rookie season with the Bolts in 2003, already said he hopes to play in the NFL again this season.Last month, Telesco cited a desire to increase Henry’s role in one of the NFL’s best offenses as a prime reason to part ways with Gates after 15 seasons.