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January 14, 2014

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Winter Carnival buttons offered on eBay auction

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has listed a full set of Garry Trudeau-designed Winter Carnival buttons on the eBay auction website to raise money for the annual event.

The collectible set includes all buttons from 1981 to 2014, plus a bonus button from 1980 that Trudeau did not design. The award-winning author of the “Doonesbury” cartoon, Trudeau grew up in Saranac Lake.

The starting bid for this set is $750. The sale includes a signed certificate from Trudeau on Doonesbury letterhead (dated Jan. 20, 2013) that states: “With appreciation for your support of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.” Most of the set is in excellent condition; however, there are a few stains on the 1983 button, which is the rarest of all the buttons.

The listing can be viewed online at http://www.ebay.com/ and is titled “Saranac Lake Winter Carnival full Garry Trudeau button set.” This auction ends on Jan. 17. The direct link is http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& item=221351939328.

All proceeds go to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee.

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Gas prices decline around New York

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.65 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.29 a gallon on Sunday, according to the website GasBuddy.com. 

Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices Sunday were 5.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 1.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 6.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. 

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