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Eyeglasses may be exempt from state sales tax, lawmaker says

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 5:45 PMBy: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content DeskLOS ANGLES — Eve has made her debut week on “The Talk” memorable already.The rapper and actress was officially announced as a co-host of the daytime talk show Tuesday. Ebony reported that on Thursday’s show, she and co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne discussed Nicki Minaj’s controversial and...

Compton group provides free eyeglasses for veterans, others

COMPTON — Sheldon Thompson, 61, an Air Force veteran, tentatively approached the table filled with 500 eyeglasses at the second annual Veterans and Family Vision Expo and tried on several pairs. He smiled after choosing the pair he liked, obviously pleased with his choice.“I bought some 99-cent reading glasses from a neighborhood store,” he said, “but sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. These new glasses are a blessing. I know my vision will be much better.”Thompson was among...

Churchill’s reading glasses fetch £6,000 at auction

Reading glasses worn by Sir Winston Churchill have sold at auction for £6,000 (€6,800) - more than three times the amount expected.The tortoiseshell spectacles, which were made for the wartime prime minister by opticians CW Dixey & Sons, had been anticipated to fetch up to £2,000 (€2,270).The round-rimmed glasses went under the hammer on Wednesday in the Catherine Southon Auctioneers & Valuers sale at Farleigh Golf Club in Surrey, just 11 miles from Churchill’s Kent home.A spokeswoman...