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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 Volume XI, Number 15

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will have a move up night at their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 11th. Dinner will be served before the meeting. All Masons are encouraged to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Humane Society has the perfect pet for you. Call 358-6402 if your pet is lost.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Fair Acres Family YMCA is currently accepting registrations for a Co-ed Sand Volleyball League. The league will be held on Tues. nights and will run for 6 weeks. Cost is $100 per team and the deadline for registration is July 17th. For more information call 358-1070.

today's laugh

A grizzled old miner comes to a fairly large city and checks into a hotel. The clerk asks, "Where’s your luggage, sir?"
The old miner says, "What fer? I’m only staying a week."

She’s real neat. She puts newspapers under the cuckoo clock.

I spent two years teaching my dog how to sit. Now, he forgot how to stand.

You have to be careful with your fax machine. I got my tie caught in one, and four minutes later I was in Chicago.


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


A Suggestion Made as to the Make Up of the Library Directories.

The success of our library will depend in a large degree upon the board of managers soon to be chosen by the city council. Care should be taken to select men whose known business qualifications, public spirit and interest in the enterprise would give assurance that the public good would be the criterion of management. Hence, I suggest the following named gentlemen for first board of managers:

Mayor Jerome Chaffee, Thos. B. Tuttle, Chas. O. Harrington, Jos. L. Moore, Thos. Hackney, Will R. Logan, W. L. Calhoun, Robt. T. Stickney, Ben F. Thamas.

If any one can suggest better material for the board it should be done in the interest of the public.

Pro Bono Publico.

  Today's Feature

Blankety, Blank, Blank.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would authorize the firing of blank cartridges in conjunction with organized athletic events at this evening’s regular meeting in City Hall at 7:30.

The ordinance would amend the current general ban on the discharge of blanks. The amendment was scheduled to be included in an earlier change in the fireworks regulations, but that bill was defeated. Council member Bill Putnam reminded the Public Safety Committee at its last meeting that the irregularity still existed and the Committee voted to recommend the change.

The Council is scheduled to vote on the requested bank requisition No. 6 in the amount of $242,807.74 that will go toward the Municipal Golf Course renovation project. According to Parks Superintendent Alan Bull, completion of work on the front nine holes is anticipated within a week or so. Work will then continue on the back nine.

The Council is also scheduled to hear a request for change order No. 5 for R.E. Smith Construction Company in the amount of $17,982.30 for changes in the Memorial Hall Renovation project.

Just Jake Talkin'


Let’s suppose ya wanna have a picnic for a hunderd or so of your close friends. The logical place would be at a City park.

Ya call up and find those shelters in the park are free ta use by anyone that comes along. You say fine, I want to reserve one for my picnic. You discover there is a charge for reservin’. Same if ya wanna use the pavilion at Central Park for a weddin’, free if ya don’t reserve it. ‘Course if someone else pulls in for a hog callin’ contest, it’s free for them too. First come, first serve.

Onea the problems with not chargin’ for reservations I understand, was that folks would reserve but not show up. Then those who might have actually used the facility couldn’t. The fee helps keep us "out of the jungle" and promotes an orderly, civilized society, as some might say.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column

Health Notes

by Judith Sheldon

BREAKTHROUGH 1: Septicemia is a blood-borne bacterial infection that affects some half million people a year and may be responsible for some 175,000 deaths.

Recently, researchers at the North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, N.Y., released their findings regarding the removal of a molecule called CD14 from the surface of white blood cells, enabling animals to become resistant to endotoxin shock, which is the deadly stage of the septicemia infection.

The research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, and done in North Shore’s Laboratory of Molecular Hematology, suggests that blocking this molecule may be an effective treatment for septic shock caused by a type of organism called gram-negative bacteria.

If asked, most of us would say immune systems are our best means of avoiding infection. And we’d be right. But, ironically, when the immune system reacts to gram-negative bacteria - as we expect it to react to any invading bacteria - it triggers a series of events that lead to septic shock, and almost always death. Now thanks to this breakthrough, doctors may be able to interrupt this chain of events before it turns deadly.


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