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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Posted on 08/18/2019 8:33 p.m. New Correction on: #92529 I'm training for a 100-mile bike ride in September, and I need ideas of some good ...
Question #92554 posted on 08/18/2019 5:42 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are the fonts that are used in the Family Proclamation?

Thanks,
-Ms. Potts

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Dear Pepper, 

From a couple of sources it seems like the Church technically has its own official font, called HTF Deseret. That's what they use for the logo. However, it looks pretty much identical to Trajan. They also use Palatino in a lot of their publications, and that's what I think it is for the body text.  

Cheers,

Guesthouse


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Question #92552 posted on 08/18/2019 9:15 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I just got a car and I know absolutely nothing about basic car care and maintenance like how to check the oil, tire pressure, etc. I did do some research on my own, sure enough I get tips on this. Although they are quite comprehensive, normally they are pretty general maintenance tips (like this one: ). I'd like to know the how-to process as well. Do you know any good books that can teach me and do you know any tips yourself?.

-Roy

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Roy,

This website gives a few recommendations of basic car repair books. I took a look at some reviews, and it seems like Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair by Michael E. Gray and Linda E. Gray might be a good place to start. From what I saw, it's used as a textbook in some introductory auto classes, so it should give you a good baseline without being too condescending. 

For basic questions, Car Care Kiosk has been really helpful for me. You put in your car's make, model, and year and then choose what you need to do. It gives step by step instructions with a separate short video for each step. It's really helpful, as you can re-watch the specific video you need to see again instead of skipping back and forth in the same video. As you get more advanced and want to start looking into more technical procedures, Chilton is a very respected name in car care. They're pretty much the encyclopedia for car repair. They used to print huge manuals for each make and model of car with detailed instructions, but now they've mostly moved online. If you have a BYU login, you can also access the Auto Repair Reference Center database, which is also very detailed.

My main advice is to at least know how to check your oil, your coolant, your tire pressure, and be able to change a tire. In my opinion, those are the absolute basic skills every car owner should have before they get out on the road. There's also a lot of other things that are a little below surface-level car knowledge but are actually really really easy. These include: changing your windshield wipers, replacing burnt out headlights, replacing your engine air filter, and replacing your battery. I don't actually know how to change the oil in my car, but I've been told it isn't too hard. I'm sure there are more really simple upkeep things that you can do, but this is what I've figured out so far. 

Good luck!

-Quixotic Kid


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Question #92551 posted on 08/18/2019 9:15 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I saw a post online where a university had a cat that lived in the library and had its own library card. There was also a Facebook page that students could post pictures if they spotted said cat around the library. What's the likelihood of that happening at BYU? If it happened, how would the students and faculty react? We could name him Cosmo the Cat!

-All For It

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Dear Cat Lover,

I heard about Pep too! I didn't know about the MTC cat mentioned below  I feel very gypped as I was there six years ago and never saw it! (Sheesh, showing my age why don't I?)  Oh well, it was only ten days in the winter... 

I don't know the likelihood of it, especially since BYU petitions can be a hit or miss depending on the topic. But I think having a cat would be so wholesome and a good stress reliever. As long as it's litter trained, they could have volunteers take care of Cosmo. They added a study room that's good for kids, why can't they add a cat room with Cosmo? 

In all honesty, what's preventing any of us bringing a kitten to the library and bribing it with food and water to have it stay in the library? Think about it... The faculty wouldn't kick out a poor lil thing, that'd be just heartless!

-Goldie Rose

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Dear I'll "For" It,

There's already a cat at the MTC, and the missionaries seem to love it. The cat just chills outside the cafeteria and brings comfort to the cat-loving missionaries. The MTC seems pretty chill with it, so there is hope!

-Inklings

P.S. sorry no pictures

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Dear All,

Personally, I'm down. I don't think BYU would ever actually do it, though. It seems like a thing that would be more likely to happen at a smaller university, where there isn't an entire committee that would have to make the decision. I think that I would also be a little bit worried about the cat getting shut into a weird part of the library on accident and then being trapped somewhere. That probably wouldn't even happen, but it's possible.

-Quixotic Kid

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Dear Allie,

This isn't quite the same, but there are several very nice plants all over the library. They bring life and joy to the HBLL, much like a cat would, I imagine. I highly recommend finding a study spot near one :)

Sincerely,

Cerulean


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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Question #92545 posted on 08/17/2019 10:36 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If I know that I can't make it to the ward I'm assigned to, but I happen to live near BYU campus and know that I could go later in the afternoon, what's the best way to find which wards are options for me? Is there some way to find the church meeting schedule for individual buildings? None of my friends seem to have church after 12 pm, so asking them hasn't been much help.

-Nani

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Dear Nani,

There's a Meetinghouse Locator on churchofjesuschrist.org. You type in where you are and it will pull up all the available wards near you. You can also narrow down the search by time, type of ward (singles, family, etc.). Here are all the results for wards around Provo that meet between 12:00 and 4:00. Just click on the little red meetinghouse icon and it will give you more information about all the wards that meet in that building. Best of luck!

-Alta


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