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Stonemasons go old-school to repair Colorado monument walls

GRAND JUNCTION – Following in the nearly 100-year-old footsteps of Depression-era laborers, a group of National Park Service masons are assiduously repairing and stabilizing stone barriers along Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument.The masons, mostly young men sporting trendy beards and polarized sunglasses, are using archaic tools for their deliberate work – trowels, brushes, chisels and damp, gritty mortar – plus patience and care.Why take such an old-world approach to the...

Plaintiff Throws Shade at Sunglasses Maker's 'No Gimmicks' Warranty in Houston Class Action Case

A Fort Worth man has filed a class action suit against the manufacturer of Costa Del Mar sunglasses alleging the company’s aggressive “no gimmicks” warranty was nothing of the sort, and that it was in fact a trick the company used to lure customers into making expensive repairs on shades they claimed would be fixed for a “nominal fee.”The recent lawsuit filed in a Harris County state district court brings deceptive trade practices allegations against Florida-based Costa, which advertises...

Graveyard-shift subway repair crews will start earlier, MTA says

Riders beware: The graveyard shift for subway repair crews will be starting earlier than usual from now on, the Daily News has learned. Crews that repair tracks, signals and electrical equipment and sweep up trash will have to start their work orders at 10 p.m. as of Monday, instead of midnight. It’s an effort by MTA management to get as much work done before the morning rush hour begins at 5 a.m. As a result, midnight work orders will be rare. “The relatively low productivity that the...