It is illegal for hens to lay eggs before 8 am
and after 4 pm in Norfolk, Virginia.
In McDonald, Ohio, farmers cannot march
a goose down a city street. And fowl, particularly
roosters, are prohibited from going into bakeries in
In Kansas, it is illegal for chicken
thieves to work during daylight hours.
In Pennsylvania, no one is allowed to
shoot bullfrogs on a Sunday.
In Arizona, the bullfrog-hunting season
is permanently closed.
French Lick Springs, Indiana, once
passed a law requiring all black cats to wear bells on
Friday the 13th.
Madison, Wisconsin, will not allow
joint custody of a family pet when a couple divorces -
the animal is legally awarded to whoever happens to have
possession of it at the time of the initial separation.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Held Up In Cassil
Chas. Hines, a well known young man of
this city, was held up and robbed of $2 in front of G. W.
Reads residence in Cassil place yesterday morning
about 4 oclock. He was on his way up town to join a
party to drive to Wentworth and look at some mining land.
His assailant was a burly man.
Mr. Hines was walking along rapidly
when a man accosted him with, "Hold on a
minute." He promptly stopped, thinking the fellow
wanted a match. As the man approached, Hines saw that he
held in one hand a revolver and in the other a short
club. "Hold up your hands," he commanded, but
this Hines refused to do and he was dealt a stunning blow
over the eye with the club. The blow staggered him but he
made a snatch for the revolver and was dealt another blow
on the forearm that almost paralyzed it. "Stand
still or Ill brain you," commanded the man and
the young man obeyed without further parleying.
Attorney General Chris
Kosters office has obtained a temporary
restraining order against a Kansas City towing
company for violations of Missouris
Merchandising Practices Act in the aftermath of
the May 22, Joplin tornado.
Koster said Independence Tow
& Recovery, Inc., was towing semi-tractors
and trailers that had been damaged by the tornado
and then demanding an amount for towing that was
considerably more than the fair market price in
the area. In some instances, vehicles were towed
without authorization of the owners.
"Unfortunately, there are
always those who will take advantage of
unsuspecting consumers during times of
tragedy," Koster said, "I want to
continue to assure consumers that this office
will be aggressive in going after those who
engage in this illegal behavior."
Koster said the court order
prohibits the defendant from conducting business
in Joplin, from disposing of or relocating any of
the vehicles towed without written authorization
of the owner, and from disposing of any documents
related to the towing.
County Jail Count
192 June 10,
Including Placed out of County
If your tavelin out
on the highway and the speed limit is 65
there are a couple of variables that have ta
First is the 50 mph
drivers. Some of em are farm trucks
with loads and such, bein careful.
Others are folks who just arent
comfortable with any higher speed. Sometimes
annoying, but understandable.
The other variable is the
driver that thinks 65 really means 75 or 80.
This is also annoying and at least perceived
by most to be even more dangerous than the
poky driver. Still, this is a variable that
I personally think the most
annoying and dangerous driver is the one that
drives at around 60. A slow vehicle you pass.
A fast car ya just stay outa the way. The
half fast ones might as well be drivin
down the middle of the road.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Forget Those A/C Filters
Q: Recently when visiting an
elderly relative, I noticed how warm her house
was and asked if her air conditioner was working
OK. She said yes, that the unit had been repaired
last summer, but just never seemed to cool things
down very well.
The outdoor unit looked to be
working just fine, except that it had been
running nonstop throughout my visit. When I went
back inside the house I found a potential
problem. When I looked up at the air intake
filter, which was set in the hallway ceiling, I
saw a thick coat of dust. I immediately grabbed a
stepladder and opened the filter panel, and was
rewarded with a shower of dust. The air filter
was encrusted with thick dust. It had not been
changed in at least a year, maybe longer!
I shut off the air conditioner
at the thermostat, removed the old filter, dusted
and cleaned the intake area and filter panel as
best I could, and put in a new filter. Then I
turned the air conditioning back on.
The result? My relative called
me a few hours later and asked me to stop by and
turn the temperature up a few degrees, as she was
too cold. I got the number of the repair service
that fixed her outside unit so I could blister
their ears about not also checking and changing
the air filters as part of the service, and to
schedule a checkup of her air-conditioning
system. I sent this to you in hopes that readers
will remember to change the filters on their air
conditioning units regularly -- it can make a
huge difference in a homes temperature. -
Jim T., via e-mail
A: Thanks for the excellent
reminder, Jim! Readers, air conditioning or
heating unit filters should be changed every
month during the busiest cooling or heating
seasons (winter and summer) if the unit runs
every day, and once every two months during
off-peak seasons when the units dont run as
On another note, kudos for
checking in on your relative. Especially in the
hottest part of summer, its important to
stop by or call older relatives or neighbors and
make sure theyre doing all right.
HOME TIP: A routine A/C
maintenance by a certified technician includes a
check of the condenser, filters, electrical
components and refrigerant level, as well as
cleaning the coils, oiling the motor (if
necessary) and calibrating the thermostat.
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