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Wednesday, December 9, 1998 Volume VII, Number 123

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Chamber of Commerce & the Powers Museum invite you to Holiday After Hours December 9, from 5-7 p.m. at 1617 West Oak Street. A special exhibit, Carthage Christmas through the Decades, will be resented.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Senior High Band is having a Work Day to help raise money for their trip to Florida. Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12th. Small odd jobs, like leaf raking, cleaning out garages, picking up sticks, etc. For a Band helper call 358-8050, if no answer leave a message.

today's laugh

Visitor (to angler at riverside)- "Is this a good place for fish?"

Angler-"Yes, I never see any of them leave it."


The first lie detector was made out of the rib of a man. No improvement has ever been made on the original machine.


Travelling Professor-"From what track does the Chicago train leave?"

Porter-"Turn to the left and you'll be right."

Professor-"Don't be impertinent!"

Porter-"All right then, turn to the right and you'll be left!"

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

Suffering From a Painful Accident.

Mrs. Kartzeborn returned this morning from St. Clair county, where she was with relatives for the past two months. She started for her visit the last of September, expecting to be absent only a couple of weeks, but while stopping in Nevada for a few hours she was knocked down by a frightened horse and so injured on the right side and limb that she is now only able to get around with great difficulty.

Miss Russell of St. Louis, who has been visiting for the last month with Dr. and Mrs. W.F. Flower, left last night with Mrs. Flower to accompany her father, F.D. Russell on a trip over the Missouri Pacific and allied southern roads. Mr. Russell is the general freight agent of the Missouri Pacific. After the tour Miss Russell will again visit here for some time.


Field's minstrels tomorrow night. Don't miss hearing them.

  Today's Feature

Adjustments Allow Parking Lot.

The Planning, Zoning, and Historic Preservation Commission voted Monday to recommend a zoning change from second dwelling to general business for property located at 827 E. Chestnut. The vote modified a request for a change to light industrial by Joan Flynn. Flynn told the Commission she wants to use about half of the property for a parking lot for a laundramat she will open in the rear portion of the structure on the northwest corner of River and Chestnut.

A parking lot would not require a zoning change if the Commission permitted it as an auxiliary use, but since it adjoins a residential zone, the City requires a fence at least three feet high and a paved surface. Flynn was not enthused about the prospect of doing that. Members of the Commission suggested the zoning change which would alleviate the restrictions completely. Flynn said she planned for a gravel parking surface and no fence. The recommendation will go to the full Council for action.

The Commission also recommended the issuance of a special permit for artCentral to operate its headquarters at the Hyde House on 13th Street.


Just Jake Talkin'

Some of the toughest decisions facin' the Council are those involvin' zoning. As we have seen in the recent past, these decisions can make or break the sale of property and bring the wrath of neighbors to a boilin' point. The Plannin', Zonin', and Historic Preservation Commission also faces these consequences head on.

The Commission has scheduled a meetin' in January to start goin' over the existin' zonin' codes and tryin' to make recommendations that will make them more consistent and simplified. Hopefully the Council will be able to give the Commission a set of rules that ever'one can live with and a more consistent direction as to how to apply 'em. At this point there seems ta be plenty of property available for residential and business use if we can only agree on what belongs where.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin.'



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Weekly Column

Intro to the Internet.

If you think about the time when the Internet first started to become popular there were only a few thousand host computers connected to the Internet. To this small group of people the Internet was their own little world. These original internet users developed some standards (not laws, just guidelines) regarding the Internet. These standard or sets of rules were called Netiquette. The guidelines they set were the norm for themselves but many new Internet users are not aware of them Sometimes, violating these Netiguette guidelines can get you into trouble (you may receive a nasty letter or complaint). Here are some examples of some of the guidelines they set:

• TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS - This applies any time you are sending messages on the Internet. Typing in all capital letters is considered an expression of anger and the reader may think you are yelling! This is probably the most widely known and followed example of Netiquette.

• Unsolicited email - Have you ever received an email from a company or store advertising a sale? Probably not, but have you ever wondered why? A company could easily send out millions of email messages to customers nationwide to advertise their product. The reason you never get such messages is because it is an extreme violation of Netiquette.



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