A guy gets up
really early in the morning to go ice fishing. He goes
out onto the ice with his tent, his pick and his fishing
rod, and starts to pick at the ice. Then he hears a big
booming voice: "THERES NO FISH UNDER THE
The guy looks around and then starts to
pick at the ice again. Then he hears the voice again:
"THERES NO FISH UNDER THE ICE"
Now the guy is getting a little edgy.
He looks up, "God, is that you?"
There is no answer, so he starts
picking again. "THERES NO FISH UNDER THE
Then the guy yells "God! is that
"NO, ITS THE MANAGER OF THE
The family lawyer will read the will
tomorrow at the residence of Mr. Hannon, who died June 19
to accommodate his relatives.
If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would
they call it Fed UP?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Thief Caught in the
Chas. Scott, the merchants night
policeman, discovered a man attempting to get out with a
sack of flour at the back door of Richardson &
Co.s grocery store at about midnight last night.
The officer was at the time making his
rounds to try all doors, seeing if they were properly
locked for the night. As he approached the Richardson
store the thief broke and ran, leaving the sack of flour
sitting just inside the door.
The man would not stop when commanded,
and Scott sent a shot after him, but he was dodging
zigzag fashion and the shot did not take effect. It was
thought someone else was inside the store, but later
investigation proved noone there.
An examination this morning shows that
the would-be thief made his entrance into the store by
pulling a cleat off the door jam, and then sticking a
knife through a crack in such a way as to work back the
"Test" On Council Agenda.
The City Council is scheduled
to meet in City Hall at 7:30 this evening for
their regular meeting.
The agenda includes the first
reading of Council bill 09-62 which would
temporarily repeal section 23-424 of the City
Code which deals with the two-hour parking
restriction on and around the Square. The repeal
would begin at 12 a.m. on January 2, 2010, and be
in effect through February 28, 2010. On March 1,
2010 section 23-424 would automatically be
re-enacted without any action by the Council.
The temporary repeal was
submitted to the Council by the Public Safety
Committee and comes with at 3-1 vote in
committee. Police Chief Greg Dagnan requested
that a time limit be placed on the repeal to make
sure the Council had to stop and consider the
effect of the test on the downtown area before
making it more permanent.
Council member Diane Sharits
told the Committee that removing the restriction
would be "disastrous" for the Square.
Photos of the activity on the
Square yesterday morning (see today's pdf)
between the hours of 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
illustrate the concerns about congestion brought
to the attention of the Committee and the full
Council by H.J. Johnson, the proprietor of this
As a Council bill, the action
will require at least six votes to be enacted, as
required by the City Code.
Two Council members, Sharits
and T.J. Teed have spoke out against the repeal.
Public Safety Committee Chair Bill Welch voted
against the proposal in committee saying that he
felt there should be some exceptions to the
blanket repeal. If the three votes for the
ordinance from the Committee vote hold, and the
three against hold, that would mean that it would
take only two other Council votes to kill the
issue (resulting in a 5-5 vote, short of the six
required), but three to pass it. The six vote
requirement means that there is never a tie vote
on any ordinance, and therefore the Mayor never
has a vote on an ordinance. The Mayor does break
ties for resolutions and other votes on routine
business discussions handled by the Council.
Sometimes technology is
I was walkin up to a
convenience store the other day and I heard
"Attention. This car
is backing up!"
At first I thought it was
the gas pump talkin to me. Theyve
scared me a few times too, but the sound was
closer than that.
Then I realized I was
behind a large van that was creeping toward
me. Howd it know?
After gettin out a
the way, Im figurin the thing
just automatically does that when the backup
lights come on, but maybe there is a tiny
camera watchin out for us pedestrians,
makin sure we dont end up in
harms way. Either way, in this instance it
worked, however it works.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
Season Here, So Is Jumpers Knee
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I play
basketball -- a lot. My right knee has started to
hurt. It hurts the most when I start to play, and
then it eases off. My coach and dad say it is
jumpers knee. My coach says to play through
it. My dad says I should rest it. What do you
say? -- B.J.
ANSWER: Give me a break. What
do you think Im going to say? I side with
At the start of every
basketball season, I get many letters asking
about jumpers knee. Its a common
malady of that sport, but it affects players in
many other sports, like volleyball. The forces on
the knees and the knee tendons when a jumper
lands on the ground can be greater than nine
times body weight. Thats a great deal of
Jumpers knee is an
inflammation of the tendon that runs from the
bottom of the kneecap to the top of the lower leg
bone. The inflammation comes from too much use
with too little rest. It gradually builds up over
two to three weeks before a player starts to
complain. Early on, the knee hurts the most when
a player starts to move around and gradually
lessens as he or she continues to play. If you
dont let the inflammation quiet down, the
pain will worsen and last longer. At its worst,
it is present even when youre sitting.
If you press on the area
beneath the kneecap, youll find it is
tender if you have jumpers knee. A week or
two of rest is all thats needed in the
early phases. Combining rest with Aleve, Advil or
Motrin can speed the healing.
When you get back to playing,
apply heat to the knee for 10 or 15 minutes
before you start. After you play, ice it for the
same amount of time.
I respect both your dads
and your coachs diagnostic abilities, but,
if things dont turn around shortly,
Id have a doctor examine your knee. Too
many other things cause similar pain.
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