You Know You Live in San Francisco When...
You realize the only Republicans you
know are your Aunt and Uncle in Georgia
In New York, frogs may be taken from
their ponds from June 16 to September 30, but only
between sunrise and sunset.
In Pennsylvania, no one is allowed to
shoot bullfrogs on a Sunday.
In Arizona, the bullfrog-hunting season
is permanently closed.
Opportunity - A favorable occasion for
grasping a disappointment.
Optimist - One who thinks humorists
will some day run out of definitions of an optimist.
Orator - The fellow whos always
ready to lay down your life for his country.
Pants - Trousers country cousins.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Chautauqua assembly was held this morning at the
Y.M.C.A. rooms. The president, Dr. Stewart, ruled that by
the provisions of the charter the present board of
directors should hold office for one year and therefore
there should be no election till the next annual meeting,
as the present board have only been in office about a
The question of Sunday opening was
discussed but it was found that there is a contract on
file with the organization which the present one
succeeds, that the gates shall never be opened on Sunday,
so upon the reading of that agreement the Sunday opening
question was dropped.
A financial statement from the
secretary showed a shortage of a bout $900 at the present
time. A meeting of the stockholders will be called soon
to decide how this indebtedness shall be dealt with.
Labor Day Weekend
10 people died in traffic
crashes during the 2011 Labor Day holiday
weekend. Last year, there were also 10
fatalities. The 2011 counting period ran from 6
p.m., Friday, September 2, through 11:59 p.m.,
Monday, September 5, 2011. During this period,
the Patrol investigated 259 traffic crashes,
which included 135 injuries and nine of the 10
fatalities. Columbia Police
Department investigated one
fatality. Troopers made 175 arrests for driving
while intoxicated in 2011, compared to 190
arrests last year. (Note: in 2010, troopers
investigated 294 crashes, which included 148
injuries and six of the 10 fatalities.)
There were two boating
fatalities over the 2011 Labor Day holiday.
Troopers investigated 14 boating crashes
involving six injuries. Two people drowned in
Missouris waterways. Troopers also arrested
19 people for boating while intoxicated over the
weekend. During the 2010 Labor Day weekend,
officers investigated 18 boating crashes, which
included nine injuries and two fatalities. Two
people drowned and 30 people were arrested for
boating while intoxicated during last years
Labor Day weekend.
County Jail Count
189 September 7,
Including Placed out of County
NASCAR THIS WEEK
Down the Stretch
Tony Stewart began competing
regularly at NASCARs top level in 1999, and
he has never failed to win at least one race.
That streak is in jeopardy, as
is Stewarts capacity to claim a spot in the
Chase for the Sprint Cup, the 10-race series
within a series that determines the championship.
Stewart has 39 career victories and won
championships in 2002 and 2005.
Stewart finished 28th, three
laps off the pace, in the Irwin Tools Night Race,
at a track where he has fared poorly in five of
his last six appearances. Stewart is a Bristol
Motor Speedway winner, but his only victory was a
"Just a rough night,"
Stewart said simply. "Struggled
Regarding the Chase, he added,
"Its no different than it was last
week. The feeling is the same way. You still want
to make it. Were working hard at it."
With finishes of 27th, ninth
and 28th in the last three races, Stewart is
hanging on to 10th place in the point standings
for dear life. The good news is that he still
holds a 21-point edge over 11th place Brad
Keselowski. The bad news is that Keselowski
gained 31 on him by winning at Bristol.
Two regular-season races
Stewart said he isnt
obsessed with making the Chase, per se. He is
concerned with a performance slump. If he can get
his No. 14 Chevy running better, the Chase will
take care of itself.
"Im more worried
about just getting our program back on
track," he said. "I want to make the
Chase more than anything. I want it for our
sponsors. I want it for our organization. But
most of all, I just want us to get back on track.
If that means we miss the Chase
in the process, we do. But were going to
try to do everything we can to make it. But the
most important thing is getting our program back
Now I dont know all
the story, but I have received a couple-three
calls demanding to know why I called their
phone number. The parties had the caller ID
installed that keeps track of phone calls.
A couple of the offenses
were simply wrong numbers that came from our
establishment. One was a fax that number that
was in error. I apologized for the trouble
caused by these accidental intrusions into
the privacy of these folks, but I have
wondered since exactly why it was such a big
Like I said, I dont
know if there was a reason for these folks to
be so upset over the fact that we had called,
maybe they were gettin some silly phone
calls and wanted them stopped. What strikes
me odd is the fact that now if a phone rings
and nobody is there to hear it, it still
doesnt mean you are out of the woods.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
I have a general maintenance
question for you guys. Every time I go to get the
oil changed on my 1998 Toyota Tacoma, the service
man always tries to sell me an oil change for the
differentials. I always decline, because I
dont want to pay the money and Im not
sure if the truck needs it.
So, how often should the oil in
the rear and front differentials be changed?
Ive tried to find the answer by looking
through manuals but havent had success. The
truck was bought used two years ago, and I
dont know the last time the oil was changed
for the differentials. -- Mike
RAY: Im guessing they got
a clearance price on 250 cases of differential
oil, Mike, and theyre trying to move it out
the door so they can fit the soda machine back
TOM: You have very standard
differentials, Mike. They dont have limited
slip or anything fancy in there. They just have a
ring gear, a pinion gear and a set of spider
RAY: Thats what my
brother would do if it were his truck. Of course,
he takes the same approach to his underwear. But
if it were my truck, and wanted to be diligent
about it, Id probably change it every
TOM: That doesnt mean you
should ignore the differentials for 60,000 miles.
RAY: Right. Because the biggest
danger is that they leak and you dont
notice it. And then they would run out of oil and
TOM: Given the age of your
truck, and given that you dont know if the
differential oil has ever been changed, Id
say you should let your guy change it once. It
certainly cant hurt anything.
RAY: Then have him check the
oil level for you when you see him. If you still
have the truck 60,000 miles from now, you can
decide whether you want to do it again.
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