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01.20.22Keith Haynie to Have Surgery in February
01.20.22In Memoriam: Rick Servocky
01.19.22New Single: Late 70's & Early 90's
01.18.22Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
01.18.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.15.22New CD BOGO Ends Sunday Night
01.15.22Bible-Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
01.15.22Influential Albums: 610-616
01.15.22Clues for 2022 Single #1
01.15.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.15.22This Week's ApX Radio Show
01.15.22How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.15.22Another ApX Top 10 from Fort Wayne IN
01.15.22Prayer Request Updates on Three Friends
01.10.22This Week's News Bulletin
01.07.22No New Single Till Next Weekend
01.07.22Influential Albums: 603-609
01.07.22Another ApX Top 10 from Athens GA
01.07.22Another ApX Daughter in the Studio
01.04.22This Week's News Bulletin
12.31.21Influential Albums: 596-602
12.31.21Good News for Bill Turner
12.31.21Update on Richard Sadowski
12.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 22nd Single
12.29.21New Single Is Great and Fabulous
12.27.21Get Over 1440 Tracks for $100 This Week
12.25.21How to Get Multiple Singles or Our Complete Library
12.25.21New York Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21Clues for 2021 Single #22
12.24.21Influential Albums: 589-595
12.19.21This Week's News Bulletin
12.18.21Serious Prayer Request for the Jennings Family
12.18.21Influential Albums: 582-588
12.18.21Gettysburg Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.18.21The Next ApX CD: What's It Called, When's It Coming?
12.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 21st Single
12.13.21New Single: The 70's Are Back at Last
12.11.21Influential Albums: 575-581
12.11.21Two ApologetiX Members Release New Christmas Song
12.11.21More Memories of CVB from His Wife
12.10.21In Memoriam: Chris VonBartheld
12.09.21More Goodies from Micah: Everybody Loves Cookies
12.04.21Good News Prayer Update for ApX Fan Bill Turner
12.04.21New Single: '83 & '84
12.04.21CVB of ApX Needs Much Prayer
12.04.21Go Christmas Shopping with an ApologetX Alumnus
12.03.21Influential Albums: 568-574
12.03.21Improvements Made on Another Recent Single
12.03.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 20h Single
11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.13.21Influential Albums: 547-553
11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497

Bus Update: "No News is Good News" or "No Good News"?
Wed., Sep. 14. 2011 1:34pm EDT

We're flying to our concerts the next two weekends in Oregon, Washington and Texas, but our bus will be waiting for us when we return, like a big, wounded foot. We haven't said much about our bus lately, but they say if you can't say something good about someone, you shouldn't say anything at all ...

If you've been reading our updates on the previous weekends' concerts lately, you know that we've had batteries dying at service stations and headlights giving out on turnpikes, and last weekend the generator died near the end of our concert. All of these problems seem to stem from the alternator and regulator problems we first told you about in July.

When the bus hasn't been on the road, it's been at the repair shop of a reputable automotive electrician, who has been pulling his hair out trying to figure out the true source of the problem. He has consulted many other experts in his field, and finally there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.

ApologetiX guitarist Tom Milnes, who has known the aforementioned electrician for many years, has had many conversations with him in the past month. Yesterday, it looks like they finally came up with the likely problem and solution (it'll cost about $2000, but if it works, it'll be worth it), which Tom also double checked with another good electrician friend of the band, Bob Rabenstein.

We asked Tom to relate it in his own words:

Bus stop! Bus go? O.K., this is an update on our MCI *White Albatross* tour bus:

These buses are mechanical wonders, really built to last. This 25-year-old bus has well over a million miles on it, yet it rolls on. Unfortunately for us, when things finally start to go bad, they really go bad!

When our alternator went, it took out the regulator with it, ruining the battery too, as it sang its swan song. Tracing the old wiring and locating the components has been a nightmare! This vicious cycle has cost us time and money, but we may have found a solution.

If we bypass our current electrical system with a rebuilt one -- an alternator (with a built-in regulator) and a brand-new battery (or two) it just may do the trick. Trial and error when you are on the road is no fun at all (especially the error part) so, Lord willing, this could be the fix we need to get us out of the fix we're in!

We need our *White Albatross* to take us thousands of more miles this year alone, so please pray that we would make the wise choice. Thank you, and may God bless you and yours.

Thomas R. Milnes (Obstinate Theologian)