A little girl
was wearing one of those Medical Alert bracelets.
Someone asked her what the bracelet was
for. She replied, "Im allergic to nuts and
The person asked, "Are you
allergic to cats?"
The girl said, "I dont know.
I dont eat cats."
A New York boy was being led through
the swamps of Louisiana.
"Is it true that an alligator
wont attack you if you carry a flashlight?"
"Depends on how fast ya carry the
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
OLD PEOPLE IN COURT.
They Go There to
Settle Family difficulties.
A trial of considerable interest is in
progress before a jury of six in Justice Harvey
Tyrees court this afternoon. It is a case against
Dan Donivan, who is over 90 years of age, and who is
charged with disturbing the peace of his wife, who is
over 75, and of her friend, Mrs. Shaffer, who is 72.
All the belligerents are in the court
room and take a lively interest in the proceedings. The
attorneys are: For the defense, Messrs. Loyd, Beeson and
Dryden, while Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Harrison is
assisted in the prosecution by J. H. Tyree.
Miss Anna Rankin, the young lady who
gained prominence by her suit against the city of
Carthage for an injury received in a fall on a defective
sidewalk, is now the hello girl in the Sarcoxie telephone
Blamed for Inadequate Funding for State Parks.
The National Trust for Historic
Preservation has issued its annual listing of the
most endangered historic places in the United
States, and heading the list are the
nations state park systems. "It is a
dubious honor that Missouri is featured as a
prime example of threatened state
parks, along with five other states including
California and New York," said Susan Flader,
president of the Missouri Parks Association.
by the National Trust probably reflects our park
systems strong national reputation as well
as the failure of the Missouri legislature to
address the funding crisis of our parks again
this year," Flader surmised.
A measure to provide for
issuance of statewide construction bonds -- HJR
77 -- was bottled up by Speaker Ron Richard, who
refused to assign it to a committee according to
Flader. A similar measure passed the House and
got all the way to the floor of the Senate last
year. A broad coalition of parks, conservation,
and historic preservation organizations was
advocating for adoption of the bond issue, says
NASCAR THIS WEEK
By Monte Dutton
by Curry Automotive
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR
opened its Hall of Fame on May 11, giving
stock-car racing a shrine to rival
baseballs in Cooperstown, N.Y.,
footballs in Canton, Ohio, and
basketballs in Springfield, Mass.
As former Charlotte Motor
Speedway president H.A. "Humpy"
Wheeler, noted, "This is where the peach
basket was put up in 1949, right out on Little
Rock Road near the airport."
Wheeler was referring to the
site of NASCARs first major race, run on
June 19, 1949, on a 3/4-mile dirt track that
existed through 1956. That track was located near
the present site of Charlotte Douglas
The NASCAR Hall of Fame
occupies a prominent share of the downtown
skyline. It bears some resemblance to the Country
Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Above
its massive walls, the Hall takes an oval shape,
and theres a practical reason. Inside, that
oval shape translates into something of a
simulated short track -- and also a banked ramp
to the second floor -- with still, full-sized
race cars placed around it, frozen in fanciful
The main floor is 10,000 square
feet. Exhibit space exceeds 40,000 square feet.
The overall budget was $154.5 million. The
exhibit budget alone was $31 million.
The May 23 Induction Ceremony
will officially enshrine NASCAR founder William
H.G. (Big Bill) France; his successor and son,
William C. (Bill Jr.) France; Richard Petty,
stock-car racings most prolific winner;
Dale Earnhardt, the only other driver to win
seven championships; and Junior Johnson, who
earned enduring fame as driver, mechanic and
NASCAR has been around since
1948, but only five men get into the Hall of Fame
each year. Inductions in succeeding years will be
eagerly anticipated with legendary drivers like
David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough,
Darrell Waltrip, Lee Petty and Curtis Turner
still waiting in the wings, so to speak.
Among the Halls features:
--A theater screen 65 feet wide
and 15 feet high, along with a video wall
containing 64 plasma-screen televisions.
--Visitors will wear either
video cards or wristbands with computer chips,
enabling holders to activate interactive parts of
the museum like racing simulations and trivia.
--Each Hall of Fame inductee
will have a "spire" with a video,
emblematic photo and quote about him.
I have always enjoyed
watchin a major thunderstorm move
through. Clouds movin this way and
that, formin all those wierd shapes.
Course as a kid, it made it a lot
easier to enjoy it cause we had a
basement to run to if things got too outa
I suppose there is
somethin in our nature that makes us
admire the works and power of nature.
I see where folks are
goin out and gettin lowered into
shark infested waters while bein
protected by a metal cage. Payin good
money too, I suppose.
Most of us who were brought
up around the farm had some encounter with a
rat or a snake or unpleasant hog that pretty
well eliminated the urge to tempt anything
with large teeth. Learned those lessons for
free. Course its easy to be brave
when ya have a hidey hole.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
Dear Tom and Ray:
I have enjoyed your column for
years and have always admired your bottomless
knowledge and advice for car owners, abusers,
know-nothings and BYMs (backyard mechanics). I
have but one question I need you to resolve, and
then I can drive happily ever after. The
"Low Tire Pressure" warning light on my
dash came on this morning. So I looked at all
four tires, and they appeared OK. Just to be
safe, I fired up my air compressor (with
apologies to my sleeping neighbors) and topped
off all four tires. The tire warning light
returned! I eventually checked the manual of my
Toyota Tundra, and it told me to check the spare,
too. I did, and sure enough, it was low. My
question to you is: How did it know? How does the
computer system know that the air pressure is low
in my spare tire? Weight? Sonar? Internet?
Seismic vibrations? Make me happy and tell me the
answer, boys. - Kim
Tom: It works via a wireless
transmitter inside the tire, Kim.
Ray: It was first tried with
wires, but they kept getting all wrapped up in
Tom: Theres a small
pressure gauge and wireless transmitter that are
part of the valve stem (where you put the air in)
in most tires these days. When the pressure drops
below a predetermined level, it signals the
cars computer wirelessly, and the indicator
on your dashboard lights up. Pretty neat, huh?
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