Every day I
get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest
people in America. If Im not there, I go to work.
The strong young man at the
construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone
in a feat of strength. He made a special target of one of
the older workmen. After several minutes, the older
worker had enough. "Why dont you put your
money where your mouth is?" he said. "I will
bet a weeks wages that I can haul something in a
wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you wont
be able to wheel back." "Youre on, old
man," the braggart replied. "Lets see
what you got." The old man reached out and grabbed
the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the
young man, he said, "All right. Get in."
What do you do when you see an
endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
West Side Dining Hall
M. A. Latham sold his west-side dining
hall under the Carthage National bank to Mrs. C. R.
Driscoll and daughter. Mr. Latham will not remain in
Carthage but is planning to join the other Carthage
colonists at Carrington, North Dakota, in the near
future. He wishes to express his thanks to patrons for
past favors and to bespeak their good will for the new
Two young men from the country whose
names could not be learned figured in an exciting runaway
on West Limestone street near the Missouri Pacific depot
yesterday afternoon. Their horse scared at a switch
engine and dumped them into a ditch, buggy, horse,
drivers and all. While they were extricating themselves
the horse regained his feet, the buggy righted itself and
the animal dashed off. The young men were uninjured and
the last seen of them they were in pursuit of the runaway
The Mornin Mail
has continued efforts to clarify the rules
involved when no candidate files for a City
This paper published an
interpretation of state statutes last Monday that
has been modified since speaking with several
election officials. When no candidate has filed
during the regular filing period, all write-in
candidates are on an equal footing.
The only time a write-in
candidate can file late and block other random
write-ins from being counted is if there is a
candidate already on the ticket.
The article published last
Monday indicated that a late filing write-in
candidate would always take precedence over other
The Second Ward has no
candidate on the ballot and therefore any name
that is written on the Second Ward ballot becomes
eligible as a candidate for the Second Ward
Council seat as long as the person meets
qualifications for a City Council member.
City Council members must be
21, have lived in the City, but not necessarily
in the ward they represent, for one year, and not
be behind in City taxes.
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
by Curry Automotive
Not a Bad Start
for Danica Patrick
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danica
Patrick, the only woman ever to win an Indy-car
race, made a successful debut in stock cars by
finishing sixth in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200,
an Automobile Racing Club of America race at
Daytona International Speedway run on Feb. 6.
The event, won for the sixth
time by Pennsylvania driver Bobby Gerhart,
provided Patrick with needed experience in the
"Its a little harder
than I thought it would be, but I felt really
good," she said. "I worked on closing
that distance between two car lengths and being
right on them at a half a car length because,
with my Indy-car experience, I thought two car
lengths was on them but its not, which is
understandable why the accidents are so big
because you have nowhere to go because you are
literally nose to tail.
"I think that, for a long,
long time to come, it will be something that you
get better and better at," said Patrick, who
will turn 28 on March 25.
"A lot of these drivers
are new to me. I dont know a lot of
them," she said. "There are a lot of
nice guys out there, and its nice to be around
some good drivers."
A native of Roscoe, Ill., and
resident of Phoenix, Ariz., Patrick drives for JR
Motorsports, which is aligned with Hendrick
Motorsports, NASCARs premier team. Tony
Eury Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr.s first cousin
and former crew chief, is helping her learn the
ropes in stock-car racing.
"Hes a very good
crew chief," she said. "In IndyCar, our
engineers are crew chiefs. Im lucky to have
great engineer-crew chiefs in both places.
Tonys very talented. ... He knows what
hes doing. I tell him what the car is doing
and he fixes it.
"For me, its a
matter of learning from him and understanding
about the car. The difference between Indy car
and NASCAR is, a lot of things are spoken in
opposites, so its been a little bit
confusing to me, but Im getting familiar.
Im getting into the car setup side as much
as I can. Its hard to digest it all at
once, but it will take a while."
Like most, Im just a
little tired of all the calls wantin me
ta change long distance telephone service.
Doesnt seem ta matter what time a day,
them calls keep comin.
Well, I got the topper the
other day. The call came in with a different
twist. They were sellin a service that
was supposed ta put an end to harassin
The person on the other end
of the line seemed real upset that there
wasnt any interest in the service at
We have, over the years,
tried to come up with polite ways to get
these callers off our line. It started with
"send us the info, well take a
look." Then moved to "we dont
buy anything over the phone." Recently,
the most effective response was initiated. Ya
hang up. It aint too polite, but they
seem ta get the message.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
Recently, there was a large
recall of Toyotas because the gas pedal could get
stuck on the floor mat and cause the car to keep
accelerating wildly. Yesterday the pedal got
stuck in my 2008 Honda Accord. What should you do
if such a thing happens. ---Dan
Ray: Well, whether the gass
pedal sticks because of the floor mat or because
of any other reason, the first thing you do is
hope that youre wearing your brown pants.
Tom: Weve talked about
this before, Dan, but its worth
repeating--not only because of the Toyota recall,
but because this can happen on any car.
Ray: Right. Floor mats can get
bunched up near the pedals. People can install
thicker, aftermarket floor mats, or those thick,
rubber winter mats. Or the pedal can get
obstructed by something that you drag into your
car, like a chunk of ice or snot, or a kids
toy or juice box that rolled onto the floor.
Tom: So what do you do? No
matter why the gas pedal is sticking, first, put
the car in neutral.
Ray: Why? Shifting into neutral
disconnects the engine from the sheels. So no
matter how fast the engine is revving, the car
will simply slow down.
Tom: By putting the
transmission in neutral rather than turning the
engine off with the key, you also keep your power
steering, power brakes, ABS and lots of other
Ray: Once youre in
neutral, calmly coast to a safe stop by the side
of the road, and THEN turn off the ignition.
Then, if you see that the pedal is clearly stuck
on the floor mat, you can throw those mats out
the window and keep driving.
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