The child was a typical four-year-old girl -
cute, inquisitive, bright as a new penny.
When she expressed difficulty in
grasping the concept of marriage, her father decided to
pull out his wedding photo album, thinking visual images
One page after another, he pointed out
the bride arriving at the church, the entrance, the
wedding ceremony, the recessional, the reception, etc.
"Now do you understand?" he
"I think so," she said,
"is that when mommy came to work for us?"
Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were
chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank,
proving once again that you cant have your kayak
and heat it, too.
I intend to live forever -
so far so good.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The speech making in the case against
Editor W.F. Haughawout, who was charged with criminal
libel by Constable Watson, was completed this
afternoon24 hours after it began. Assistant
Prosecuting Attorney Harrison made the last speech and
immediately at the close of his remarks Justice Tyres
gave his decision, discharging the accused. The decision
was in accordance with the expectations of those who
heard the testimony.
The justice said to a reporter that the
fact that the article complained of made the false
allegation through a typographical error left him with
only one decision to render and he rendered it
Dr. L.E. Whitney made a record breaking
professional trip into Newton county yesterday. He drove
a total of 19 miles, visited two patients at separate
places and reached Carthage, having been gone 2 hours and
Wont Increase in 2012.
Medicare average prescription
drug premiums will not increase in 2012. The
announcement from the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) comes as more people
with Medicare are receiving discounts on
prescription drug costs and no-cost preventive
services. New data indicates that 17 million
people with Medicare have received free
preventive services this year while 900,000
Medicare beneficiaries who hit the prescription
drug donut hole have received a 50 percent
discount on their prescription drugs.
Under the Affordable Care Act,
people with Original Medicare can receive
recommended preventive benefits and a new annual
wellness visit without paying an additional penny
out of pocket. In addition, the Affordable Care
Act is closing the prescription drug donut hole
by providing increasing discounts on covered
drugs in the donut hole. In 2011, the number of
people with Medicare benefiting from these
improvements is growing.
HHS also announced that the
cost of the average Medicare prescription drug
plan premium in 2012 will be about $30.
County Jail Count
1177 August 5,
Including Placed out of County
I think everone has
an idea for a bumper sticker ever now
and then. Although they dont always
express any particular personal belief, I
always appreciate quick bits of humor.
Among my favorites for
expressin a particular point of view is
the explosive "Nuke the Whales"
that puts a lot of emotion into only three
words. Durin the energy crisis when
midwestern natural gas was bein
rerouted to the east coast, the classic
"Let em freeze in the Dark"
drew some attention.
A friend a mine came up
with the potential classic "Help stamp
out and abolish repetitive redundancy."
I still think its message is applicable
Course we wont
get into the "Honk if. . ."
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: My front door swings open
and shut way too quickly. This means when my son
pushes the door open, it bangs against the
doorstop on the wall so hard Im afraid it
will crack the drywall behind it. And when he
swings it shut, it slams. How can I fix this
(besides teaching my son to be more conscientious
about how he enters the house)? -- Ellen D.,
A: There are a couple of things
you can try. To slow down the swinging, remove
the pin from the top hinge of the door. Your son
can be your helper by holding the door in place
while you stand on a safe stepladder to take out
Wrap the pin in clear tape --
just one thin layer. Reinsert into the top hinge,
and test the door. If this doesnt slow down
the swing, wrap one more layer around the pin.
This should create enough friction to stop the
super-fast, free swing. You may need to reapply
tape after several months, however.
If the door banging shut is too
loud, try using foam weather stripping to cushion
the frame. Adhesive-backed foam stripping is
available at home improvement stores in different
widths. Try the thinnest width available.
Pre-test the stripping before
gluing it down. With the paper backing still on,
unroll the strip along the inside of the door
frame where the door closes against it. Put a
little clear tape at the top and bottom to hold
it, and test the door. Does it shut easily, or do
you have difficulty getting it to latch with the
strip in place?
If its difficult, and you
have the thinnest weather stripping available,
try placing a small half-inch long piece at the
top and bottom of the door frame and test the
door again. This small amount of stripping should
muffle the noise somewhat.
HOME TIP: Does your door stick
or lightly scrape the floor when you open it?
Tape a piece of sandpaper to the area and push
the door back and forth over it to try and sand
down the bottom of the door a bit.
When in doubt as to whether you
can safely or effectively complete a project,
consult a professional contractor.
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