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MSU Volleyball Falls To North Dakota In Bulldog Invitational Opener

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:17am
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Despite several impressive performances from a number of Bulldogs, the Mississippi State volleyball squad (4-8) was unable to pull out a win Thursday night, falling to North Dakota, 3-0.

Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons

Automotive - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00am

(BPT) - There is much to love about the nuances of the changing seasons – from spending sunny days on the beach to hiking through autumn-kissed parks and skiing down snow-covered mountains. Throughout the year, just as you would protect yourself from seasonal elements like sun, rain and cold by applying sunscreen and dressing appropriately, it’s important to protect your vehicle from the great outdoors. Your car needs to be prepared for the varying weather ahead – just like people do. Here are a few easy DIY projects to keep your car looking new and running for seasons to come.

Fix-ups for fall

The crisp change in the air signals the exciting start of fall. However, before the cold-weather season kicks off, make sure to show your vehicle some love and touch up scratches that may have appeared during the road trips of summer months. By affordably fixing your car now, you can save yourself from a major, and costly, headache later.

Repairing nicks, scratches and chips on your car can be simple. Try a product like Dupli-Color’s innovative Scratch Fix All-in-1. Specifically designed to provide an easy-to-use and exact-match color, touch-up paint solution, the product contains a prep tool and fast-drying clear finish to seal and protect repairs. Scratch-Fix-All-in-1 is available in a variety of colors, tested and approved by vehicle manufacturers to ensure a perfect match.

Worry-free winter

Before the flurries start to fly, it’s important to pay close attention to vehicle maintenance. First, check all vehicle fluids to make sure they are at the appropriate levels. Things like oil, transmission fluid and brake fluid are especially important as they can cause engine damage and even prevent your car from starting on chilly mornings if they’re too low.

Also, check the air pressure in your tires and inflate them if necessary. You can reference your owner’s manual or sidewall of the tire for information about optimum air pressure. To ensure your vehicle will be safe in rainy, snowy and icy conditions, have your tires balanced and rotated before the snow starts. If you live in a particularly snow-prone or rural area, you might also consider buying snow tires and/or chains.

See spring clearly

Driving with worn or broken windshield wipers is dangerous, and recent statistics show the average driver only changes his wiper blades every three years. However, according to AAA, you should replace them every six to 12 months – about the same time you would purchase spark plugs, filters or other auto maintenance products. Often, car owners will try to stretch the limit by waiting to replace these items until absolutely necessary, but remember regular maintenance is more cost effective than accident repair.

Headlight clarity is also important. Clouded lenses can reduce the effectiveness of your headlights up to 80 percent and pose serious safety concerns, according to Consumer Reports. Like replacing windshield wipers, spending a few dollars and an hour on restoring cloudy headlights will not only enhance the appearance of your vehicle, but also keep you safe. Headlight restoration kits can be purchased affordably and they will enhance headlight clarity while also protecting lenses from damaging UV rays.

Fight the fade from summer sun

Automotive plastic and vinyl parts can fade over time and make cars look old and worn before you know it. Bring new life to faded areas like bumpers, trim, dashboards or seats with the new Plastic & Vinyl Restore Coating from Dupli-Color – an aerosol spray that bonds to substrates leaving behind a smooth, like-new finish with just three coats.

Additionally, there are steps you can take to prevent interior damage to your car. For example, use a sun shade to keep your dashboard – one of the largest plastic surfaces in your car – from getting too much light. This will keep any plastic or vinyl, as well as carpets and other surfaces, from becoming discolored and faded.

Don’t forget to check your owner’s manual throughout the year and look for any recommended maintenance based on your vehicles mileage. And remember, when seasons change, your automobile changes too. By keeping up with your vehicle’s regular care, you will not only have a car or truck that looks good, but you’ll save yourself from larger repairs down the road.

Categories: Lifestyle

Scotland goes to the polls

CNN World - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:40pm
Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the country's landmark independence referendum.
Categories: International News

MSU Men’s Tennis Kicks Off 2014-15 At SEC Fall Classic

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:20pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. - When the Bulldogs take the court in Gainesville, Fla., on Thursday, it will be the beginning of a new age for the Maroon and White. The 2014 SEC Fall Coaches Classic will open not only the 2014-15 season for the Mississippi State men's tennis squad, but also signifies the start of Matt Roberts' head coaching career.

Is there a Beyonce/Jay Z album in the works?

CNN Entertainment - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:30pm
It seems there's no such thing as time off for Jay Z and Beyonce.
Categories: Entertainment News

It's official: Alibaba prices at $68

Business News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:19pm
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, secured its place in history Thursday as the largest U.S.-listed initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

Rand Paul: Police militarization, war on drugs is 'out of control'

CNN - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:19pm
Fresh off his Senate floor speech against arming Syrian rebels, Sen. Rand Paul shifted gears Thursday night to lambast the current state of police militarization in the United States, especially when it comes to the war on drugs.
Categories: National News

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

CNN World - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:27pm
Tourists are still stranded in Los Cabos, Mexico, days after Odile slammed the popular travel destination.
Categories: International News

Australian PM: Police foil public execution terror plot

CNN World - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:08pm
Australian authorities disrupted what they described as a pending attack "on a member of the public," part of a sweeping counterterrorism operation on Thursday that came just days after the country raised its terror alert level to high.
Categories: International News

U.S. gives Poroshenko support, no arms

CNN World - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:54pm
The White House on Thursday announced $46 million in security assistance to Ukraine that omitted any lethal aid. The package includes body armor, helmets, vehicles and night vision goggles.
Categories: International News

Hostage used by ISIS to send message

CNN World - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:47pm
British journalist John Cantlie hadn't been seen in nearly two years. Now, he's the latest hostage to be paraded out by ISIS -- forced to deliver the group's message.
Categories: International News

New al Qaeda branch in South Asia launches first assault

CNN World - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:38pm
A new regional branch of al Qaeda infiltrated Pakistan's navy and tried to hijack a vessel earlier this month to launch rocket attacks on American ships in the Indian Ocean, Pakistani authorities said.
Categories: International News

Rupert Murdoch stays quiet on Scotland vote

Business News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:14pm
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Report: Officer Wilson testifies before grand jury in Ferguson case

CNN - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:13pm
Shortly after being given more time to weigh evidence in black teenager Michael Brown's fatal shooting, a Missouri grand jury heard from the man at the center of it -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- a local newspaper reported.
Categories: National News

Watch Friday's show!

CNN - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:06pm
September 19, 2014
Categories: National News

Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor

Business News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:02pm
When it comes to retirement savings, the gap between the rich and poor is growing dramatically.

Yum Brands' cultural snafu forces logo change

Business News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:22pm
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Cyrus gets flagged by Mexican officials

CNN Entertainment - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:15pm
Miley Cyrus came to Mexico "like a wrecking ball" -- to quote her hit song -- offending fans at Monterrey concert and prompting a federal investigation.
Categories: Entertainment News

Magnolia Cup On The Line As Soccer Hosts Ole Miss In SEC Opener

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:12pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the first time, Mississippi State and Ole Miss battle for the Magnolia Cup in an SEC opener when the teams square off Friday at the MSU Soccer Field.

Enterovirus D68 in 19 states, Canada

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:06pm
Enterovirus D68 is likely coming -- if it hasn't already -- to a state near you.
Categories: Health
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