A woman went
to doctors office where she was seen by one of the new
doctors. After about 4 minutes in the examination room,
she burst out, screaming as she ran down the hall. An
older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was,
and she told him her story.
After listening, he had her sit down in
another room and told her to relax. The older doctor
marched down hallway to the back where the first doctor
was and demanded, "Whats the matter with you?
Mrs. Terry is 63 years old, she has four grown children
and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was
The new doctor calmly continued to
write on his clipboard and without looking up said,
"Does she still have the hiccups?"
Its easy to play any musical
instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at
the right time and the instrument will play itself. -
Johann Sebastian Bach
Music is everybodys possession.
Its only publishers who think that people own it. -
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
MORE LIGHT ON THE
About the Two Men Arrested for
Girls From Home.
The Springfield Leader-Democrat of
"A telegram from Webb City today
says that Robert Zork, alias Robert Lines, and
Charles Wright waived examination and were bound over
under five hundred dollar bond. They confessed their
guilt to the officers.
"Zork and Wright are charged with
the ruin of two girls at Webb City. It seems that Zork
has been going over the country using the name of Robert
Lines, a young man of high standing in this city, who was
in no way connected with the crime."
Wright is a dentist at Springfield, and
Zork, alias Lines, is a traveling man. The former gave
bond, and the latter is in jail here.
City Sales Tax
Revenue Drops .
City general 1% sales tax
receipts reported a drop of 13.58% in March.
Overall for the year to date the City has seen a
3.29% drop compared to last fiscal year.
The 1/2% transportation tax
fared some better, but still showed an 11.89%
drop as compared to last years monthly
number. For the year, the transportation tax is
down by 4.67%.
City officials note that there
can be large swings from month to month. Some of
the irregularity comes from some businesses
paying sales tax on a quarterly basis, or
reporting late for a particular month. This was
the worst drop seen this year so far, and some
months actually showed an increase.
Last October and November were
the worst two consecutive months for the City
with the October report being down 10.42% and
November down 11.05%.
Reports typically reflect the
previous months receipts.
In July and August, the first
two months of the City fiscal year, receipts were
up 5.65% and 9.06% respectively.
Whenever I find a
conversation goin to far in
talkin bout the "good
ol days" I always bring up the
topic of cookstoves and outhouses. That will
usually bring folks back to their senses.
Although there are probly a lot of good
stories about these particular articles of
fascination, most Ive talked to
dont want to go back quite that far.
Wood cookstoves have some
charm for sure, but havin ta get up and
stoke the fire on a cold mornin usually
isnt a fond memory (unless someone else
did the stokin).
Outhouses are always a good
conversation generator. Cold mornins
and hot summer days seem to be the most
mentioned rememberances I hear. Thunder
buckets dont seem ta be much missed
either. A simpler time maybe, but not without
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: Every so often you talk
about using a multimeter to check for electrical
problems. How does one properly use a multimeter?
-- Haley in Huntsville, Ala.
A: A multimeter -- a
rectangular handheld device featuring testing
probes, a switch and an indicator needle or
digital readout -- can diagnose problems with
electrical devices by measuring whether current
is flowing properly through the device, and if
so, how much current is flowing.
Do-it-yourselfers with little
or no electrical training should limit their
diagnostics to the first type of test --
measuring whether current is flowing properly
(known as measuring resistance).
They should not attempt the
second type of test (known as measuring voltage),
which requires power to be on during the test.
To test for resistance, make
sure NO electrical current is present in the
device youre measuring. Unplug it or switch
off power at the circuit panel.
Set the multimeter to the _
(ohm) setting. If there is more than one ohm
setting on the switch, choose X1. Youll see
the indicator needle move to the infinity level.
If you touch the probe needles together at this
point, you should see the indicator or readout
move to zero. This means the multimeter has
Testing for resistance means
the multimeter sends a very small amount of
current through the circuit. If the circuit works
properly, the multimeter returns a reading of
zero. A circuit that is not closed will not allow
that current to flow through it, and return a
reading other than zero.
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