Q: What do you call a good-looking, smart and
sensitive man ?
A: A rumor
The two partners in a law firm were
having lunch when suddenly one of them jumped up and
said, I have to go back to the office - I forgot to
lock the safe!
The other partner replied, What
are you worried about? Were both here.
The Supreme Court has ruled that there
cannot be a Nativity Scene in Washington, DC this
Christmas season. This isnt for any religious
reason, they simply have not been able to find three wise
men or a virgin in in the Nations capitol.
"What a nightmare I had last
night. I dreamed I was at a Washington party and I had to
choose between Dick Cheney taking me on a hunting trip or
Ted Kennedy driving me home." -- Jay Leno
Golf was once a rich mans sport,
but now it has millions of poor players.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
A Small Blaze.
The fire department was called out
about 11 oclock this morning by an alarm of fire
from W. E. Halls residence on Garrison avenue. The
blaze was under the floor of a frame wash house which
stands next to the alley at the rear end of the lot. The
fire was due to the carelessness of a boy who was
cleaning the yard. He kindled a bonfire of trash in the
alley and the high wind carried the fire under the
building, igniting a lot of leaves and trash which blazed
briskly. A shout of fire from the alley gave Mrs. Hall
warning of the danger and she at once telephoned the
alarm to the fire department headquarters. The firemen
made a quick response and soon extinguished the fire. The
damage will not amount to anything owing to the pump work
of the firemen.
Dr. E.C. Knight of Chicago has gone on
to Wichita after a visit here with Ralph Goldstein.
From the Minutes.
"Chief Thompson advised
the committee that after discussions with City
Administrator, Tom Short, a 10 year plan for the
fire departments needs was assigned. Chief
distributed copies of the notes of the power
point presentation he created. With the large
amount of funds that are shown to be needed
within the 10 year plan, including items such as
a sub-fire station, replacing fire trucks,
engines, pumpers and outdoor warning sirens,
along with creating an offsite emergency
operations center, the topic of a public safety
fire tax was mentioned.
"Within that discussion,
the number of issues/lessons learned from the
tornado in Joplin, the timing for the issue of a
fire tax and relocating the EOC away from the
fire department and police department seems to be
right on track. The committee discussed adding
the item to the next election as a solution of
funds to fulfill the upcoming 10 year needs of
"All members of the
committee agreed that they would stand behind
this issue/discussion and would do whatever need
be to move forward with the process."
County Jail Count
192 July 22,
Including Placed out of County
From what Ive read,
retirement aint what it used ta be.
They say a lotta folks just keep on
goin, and goin and goin.
By the year 2050, there are
supposed ta be over twice as many over the
age of 65 livin in the U.S. as there
are now. That means that a large block of
voters will be old enough ta know better I
They say that the big
business types are tryin ta figure out
what this enlarged mass of maturity will be
buyin and what their eatin habits
and entertainment interests will be. Id
have ta guess that like most groups of
consumers, theyll know it when they see
Women seem ta be noticeably
outlivin the men folk and difference
seems ta be increasin. I wont
make any speculation on that statistic at
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Q: The previous owners of my
home put up wallpaper in the kitchen and a few
other rooms. Its several years old, and the
wallpaper in the kitchen has a number of small
rips and holes from wear and tear. Can I repair
these? I dont want to replace the paper
just yet, as we are planning a remodel down the
road. -- June C., Austin, Texas
A: Wallpaper definitely has
become a less popular design option over the
years, as it can be a difficult material to work
with as well as repair. That means you might not
be able to find a matching pattern in a
home-improvement or paint/wall coverings store.
If the previous homeowners were conscientious,
you might be lucky enough to find the leftover
scraps of that wallpaper stored in the garage,
attic or other space. Thats the best
patching material for this job.
First, lets work from the
presumption that you do have matching scraps.
Select the first rip or hole and hold a scrap up
to it to closely match the pattern in that spot;
then measure and mark the scrap paper. Now,
instead of cutting out the patch, carefully tear
it out. This creates ragged edges on the patch
that will blend into the wallpaper better than a
clean-cut edge. Paste the patch into place and
smooth the feathered edges into the surrounding
What if you dont have
spare scraps lying around? You have two main
options: Try and find the closest match at a
store that sells wallpaper (or online), or just
make spot repairs to the existing wallpaper until
you begin your remodel. The best way to match is
to bring in an actual sample, so cut a small
piece from an obscure section of the wall.
Id also recommend taking a photo of the
wallpaper -- the color may not match, but
youll be able to review the overall
pattern. Find matching or almost-matching paper
and patch as best you can.
Otherwise, spot repairs, such
as re-gluing peeling seams and corners, are a
short-term solution until you can take down all
HOME TIP: Wallpaper that has
been exposed to sunlight for long periods will
fade or change color, something to consider when
patching using stored-away leftover scraps.
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