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Thursday, January 17, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Edwin W. Wiggins Post 9 of the American Legion
and Auxiliary will meet Thursday night, January
17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the
Memorial Hall. The members of the Auxiliary are
to met at the same time.
Did Ya Know?... Curbside
cleanup of fallen branches will continue through
February 1. Limbs will be collected only from the
City right-of-way, directly behind the curb line.
No collections will be made from private
property. Citizens wishing to have limbs removed
are encouraged to move debris to the
right-of-way. For more information call the
Public Works Department at 237-7010.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society has a litter of adorable
dust-colored kittens, 358-6402
Young wife: "Now,
Bill, I want you to go around to the minister and
arrange for having the baby christened."
Bill (shipyard worker): "You mean to
say youre going to let somebody hit that
little thing over the head with a bottle?"
First Student: "Great
Scott! Ive forgotten who wrote
Second Student: "Ill tell you if you
tell me who the dickens wrote The Tale of
Free verse: The triumph of mind
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The law department of the
University of Missouri registered 238 students this year.
Twenty-six states and countries were represented as
follows: Missouri 177; Illinois and Iowa 9 each; Arkansas
5; California, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania
and Wyoming 3 each; Kansas, Ohio, Tennessee and
Washington 2 each; and one from Colorado, Florida,
Indiana, Indian Territory, Louisiana, New Jersey, New
York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Australia, Egypt and
Dan Wenrick, of Joplin,
was in Carthage today accompanied by Wm. J. McPheron, of
Kansas City, south western manager for the American
Central Life Insurance Co. Mr. McPheron is planning to
establish an agency for his company in Carthage.
Samuel J. Barbur sold his
residence property on Prospect ave. for $1,200.
The City Council
Public Works Committee met Tuesday afternoon in a
regular session. Public Works Director spoke to
the committee concerning the upcoming demolition
of a City-owned structure at 415 E. 3rd Street.
Wampler said that bids will open for the
demolition on February 5th, the same day as the
next Public Works committee meeting. It is hoped
that the bids will all be received prior to the
meeting and that the bid will be awarded the same
day. No action was taken on the item. The
committee also heard updates on the storm debris
Department Supports Gov. Blunts No Driver
License for Illegals Plan.
from the Department of Revenue.
Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue
tonight applauded Gov. Matt Blunt for his tough
directives to fight illegal immigration. In his
State of the State Address, Gov. Matt Blunt urged
Missouris General Assembly to create new
penalties to prevent illegals from obtaining a
Missouri driver license.
department looks forward to working with Governor
Blunt and the legislature to strengthen Missouri
laws to ensure illegals do not receive a Missouri
driver license," said department Director
Omar Davis. "We support the governors
call to strengthen current law by creating new
penalties for aiding an illegal in obtaining a
license by fraud and to specifically prohibit
illegals from having a Missouri driver
proposal would help ensure that anyone assisting
an illegal in obtaining a Missouri driver license
will face criminal penalties. While existing
safeguards within the driver license approval
process help prevent illegals from receiving
Missouri driver license, it is not specifically
prohibited by state law. Gov. Blunts plan
specifically prohibits it.
Last time I got really upset with a big
price increase was back when Testers model car
paint went up from ten cents to fifteen cents. It
practically spoiled my car model makin for
Back then a good car kit cost a
buck and a half. Time ya bought a couple bottles
of paint and a brush, ya had another fifty cents
wrapped up in the project. That is if ya
hadnt stepped on your tube a glue and
squashed it. That extra dime ya had ta pay for
the paint woulda bought a new tube a glue.
What was really bad was they
had these little stickers they put on the top of
the bottles that had the new price on em.
If ya peeled off the sticker, you could see the
ten cent price right on the lid. Somehow I always
figured I paid fifteen cents for a dimes
worth a paint.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I was looking for a second car.
I wanted a classic. For some reason, I said
something about a 1992 car with 180,000 miles on
it. My stepbrother said, "You know that
engine has been rebuilt, dont you?"
That started the debate. He claims most engines
are ready for the junkyard after 100,000 miles. I
tell him that since 1990, Im guessing,
engines are made so much better than in the
50s and 60s, and its not so
surprising to see a car get 200,000 miles or
more. He also claims that he will NEVER lose this
argument, because if new cars were good for
200,000 miles, a dealership would give you a
warranty for that long. I know Im right.
How can I prove him wrong, though? - Josh
TOM: Well, youre more
right than he is, Josh. The only flaw in your
argument is your use of the term
"classic" and "1992" in the
RAY: Heres the story.
Back in the 1950s, if someone got 100,000
miles out of a car, it was a cause for
TOM: And today, everybody gets
100,000 miles out of a car. If they dont,
theyre writing to us claiming that
theyll never buy another (fill in the
blank) as long as they live.
RAY: And while your stepbrother
is right that 200,000 miles is rare, its a
lot less rare than it used to be. And 100,000 to
150,000 miles is not rare at all. Its
pretty much expected.
TOM: And warranties ARE longer.
Back in the 50s, you typically got a
12-month warranty on a new car. Now, Hyundai, Kia
and Mitsubishi offer 10-year power-train
warranties, and Chrysler recently announced a
limited LIFETIME warranty. So tell your
stepbrother that he was wrong on two counts - his
argument, and that he would never lose this
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