Roughly Speaking: Punching up cocktails with brandy; making soup; gifting books

Repair check.

James Burgess checks work done recently to fix the balcony on his Kissimmee home. He said the builder pledged to put new support beams under the balcony, which opens off of his 2nd-floor master bedroom. The original beams are cracked, and an independent inspector hired by the builder urged that they be replaced.
ED SACKETT/ORLANDO SENTINEL
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