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Monday, October 25, 2010 Volume XIX, Number 89

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today's laugh

My husband David’s colleague at a package-processing center was trapped in a small rest room by a faulty lock.

When he was finally discovered, David and another worker were able to open the door with some difficulty. The lock was still jammed, so they blocked the door open while a maintenance worker was called.

A bit later, David noticed the door was closed again. He jiggled the doorknob and a voice from inside called, "Get me out!"

"Don’t worry," David replied, "maintenance should be sending somebody."

"They did," said the voice.


The man looked a little worried when the doctor came in to administer his annual physical, so the first thing the doctor did was to ask whether anything was troubling him.

"Well, to tell the truth, Doc, yes," answered the patient.

"You see, I seem to be getting forgetful. No, it’s actually worse than that. I’m never sure I can remember where I put the car, or where I’m going, or what it is I’m going to do once I get there -- if I get there. I really need your help. What can I do?"

The doctor mused for a moment, then answered, "Pay me in advance."


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


Thomas Bacon stated today that the claims of St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City parties against him made a total of under $500. He says that even if the sale should be annulled by bankruptcy, proceedings his total liabilities, including those incurred by refunding the purchase money paid him when the sale was made, would be only about $1,800. This estimate is made by allowing for the fact that one small local claim would not be presented and he feels certain that he can keep it from being filed.

Under these circumstances, he is certain that, even if the sale to Rogers & Manley were annulled, that the stock would pay out quite 100 cents on the dollar.

The bankruptcy proceedings are in progress, however, and Mr. Bacon is summoned to be present at a hearing of his case. It is hoped that the sale will not be interfered with.

  Today's Feature

Sunday Liquor On Tap.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would expand hours that liquor could be sold tomorrow evening during its regular meeting in City Hall at 7:30 p.m. The ordinance would allow Sunday sales beginning at 9 a.m. rather than the current City restriction of 1 p.m.

During last week’s meeting it was unclear how the Council would vote, but City Attorney Nathan Dally gave his written opinion that concluded with the following:

"City Regulation: In 1974, when the pre 1994 law applied, Crackemeck Country Club, Inc v. City of Independence 522 S.W. 2d 50, the court stated that the State Licensee was allowed to sell liquor by the drink at retail on Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and midnight at restaurant bars. (the 1 :00 p.m. time was the pre 1994 time that time in 9:00 a.m.) The court further stated that where a city ordinance that prohibited liquor by the drink sales on Sunday was invalid in that it imposed new and different standards than the statue. Conclusion: Where the statute provides for the hours that business may make sales, then any city ordinance that imposes new and different standards than the statute is invalid. Since the State statute actually provides that the restaurant bar may serve Intoxicating Liquor between 9:00 a.m. and midnight any restriction on that would be a different standard.


MoRevStat 311.293 governs the Sunday sale ofpackaged liquor.

Licenses issued by the State and ifa license is issued by the Local Government pursuant to 311.293 gives the business the "privilege ofselling intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail between the hours of9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sundays."

City Regulation:

I was unable to locate any cases specific to this statute relating to local regulation of packaged liquor sales on Sunday. However, when looking at the Crackerneck case discussed above I believe the comparisons are very similar. Ifthe State actually provides for the hours that a business may sale intoxicating alcohol any regulation to the contrary by the city would be invalid.

Conclusion: Where the statute provides for the hours that business may make sales, then any city ordinance that imposes new and different standards than the statute is invalid. Since the State statute actually provides that the package liquor may be sold between 9:00 a.m. and midnight any restriction on that would be a different standard.

This is a legal opinion between the City and their attorney and is not discoverable under Missouri Sunshine Law."

Just Jake Talkin'

I got whacked pretty good with a baseball bat when I was a kid. Some prob’ly figured as much. My older brother did the deed and I have become convinced over the years that it wasn’t intentional. The thought of that incident prob’ly sends chills down his back but I really don’t remember it much. I’m guessin’ I had a pretty good goose egg on my noggin’ for a while.

I can remember hearin’ old timers talkin’ ‘bout their amazement of livin’ as long as they did. I’m gettin’ a better idea of what they were talkin’ about as I look back at the times when I came close to major injury from time to time. With the passin’ years, I have been able tell mom about most of ‘em. There are still a couple I’m savin’ till she matures a little more.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Columns


By Samantha Mazzotta

Cleaning Up After Halloween Pranksters

Q: I live in a neighborhood that’s known for more tricks than treats. What I mean is, the teenagers around here like to egg houses on Halloween night, throw rolls of toilet paper into the trees -- that kind of thing. Last year I had to have my car towed to the mechanic and the gas tank emptied because I thought they’d put an egg into it. Anyway, how do I clean off stains made by eggs, fruit and other stuff the kids throw at my house? -- Herb D., DeLand, Fla.

A: Eggs thrown against the side of a house are pretty annoying, both when the prank first happens and then later, cleaning them off. The protein in the egg adheres to exterior paint and can be difficult to clean off. So the faster you tackle an egg stain, the better.

Here’s a few tips on how to clean up a few different prankster messes.

• Egg: Rinse off the egged area as soon as possible with cold water and wipe with a damp cloth. If you can’t get all the egg off, apply an enzyme-containing laundry detergent, soak for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water.

• Toilet paper: Just lift it off of the "papered" object and throw away. If pranksters papered a tree, use a long stick to bring paper strands down. If the tree is near power lines, don’t use the stick -- spray water to bring the paper down.

• Silly String: This is nontoxic and nonadherent to most surfaces. If it’s dry, simply brush it off. Avoid rinsing with water because the colored foam will streak down the surface.

• Shaving cream: Remove from non-glass surfaces as quickly as possible. Wipe away the foam first and then rinse with warm water.

• Mud and grass -- Rinse away as fast as possible from your home’s siding. If a grass stain is still visible, dab with a mixture of white vinegar and alcohol, then rinse.

• Fruit: If rinsed off immediately, fruit acids shouldn’t be a problem, but you can clean the area with an enzyme-containing detergent to be sure.

• Ketchup or mustard: Scrape away as much as possible without rubbing it deeper into the siding or masonry. Scrub with dry-cleaning solvent or an enzyme-containing detergent, and rinse. Or, make a paste with baking soda and water and spread over a tough stain, let soak and rinse away.

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