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Thursday, January 3, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?...
The Fridnds of the Carthage Public Library will
hold their first monthly used book sale of 2008
on Saturday, January 5 in the Library Annex, 510
S. Garrison Ave. between 8:00 and noon.
Did Ya Know?... The City
Council Public Works Committee will meet
Thursday, January 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the Public
Works Department, 623 E. 7th to hear an update on
removal of storm debris.
I took a physical for some life
insurance. All they would give me was fire and
theft. - Henny Youngman
Money cant buy happiness,
but then neither can poverty. At least with money
you can be miserable in nice surroundings.
I hate computers. When I went
to school, all I had was a pencil and the kid
next to me. And I think if he had applied
himself, I could have been somebody. - Allen
All you need in this life is
ignorance and confidence, and then success is
sure. - Mark Twain
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Friends Robbed Him.
Railroad Man Claims to
Have Lost $16.
John McGowan was badly
beaten, cut up and robbed when the police found him last
night, and as a result of his charges, Jim and Lee Hurt
and Chas. Murto were arrested and tried this afternoon in
McGowans face was
battered and his clothes cut with a knife. He said he had
$16 earned on the Frisco; that he went to the Kreider
alley off Second street with the three men who
"killed" a bottle of "white mule;"
that he refused to drink or to chip in on the booze; and
that they then beat and robbed him of $16; demanding
furthermore a check which he had not in his possession.
James Reid, who has been
visiting his mother and sister at their home on North
Meridan street for several weeks, returns this morning to
Cucharasa, Colo., where he has a responsible position in
the freight office.
Today marked the
beginning of post-icestorm cleanup efforts on a
City-wide scale. Work crews began at 7:00
removing fallen limbs primarily from school
property. The cleanup will continue through
February 1. Citizens who wish to have limbs
removed are urged to move any remaining debris to
the City right-of-way, at the curbside.
As a kid the idea was that there was value in
havin character. Course character is
built as we all know. Ever time ya
didnt get to do somethin ya wanted,
it created one more buildin block of
Christmas always contributed to the construction.
Didnt get that special toy, build a little
Have ta mow the lawn while the
kids across the street were playin ball?
Another contribution. Im thinkin
its probly a good idea to accumulate
all the character ya can, if for no other reason
than to help offset those occasional flaws that
seem to linger through adulthood.
I suppose the greatest value of
gatherin a little character is the fact
that you might recognize it in others. Its
hard to define, but ya know it when ya see it.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
Click & Clack Talk Cars
By Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray:
I have a 2004 Mazda Miata (with
rear-wheel drive). Most companies advise me that
I need to put snow tires on all four wheels. Is
this true for my rear-wheel-drive Miata? Or is
this only true for front-wheel drive cars? - Mark
RAY: I understand why
youre suspicious, Mark. I mean,
theres a guy who sells tires for a living
advising you to buy four tires instead of two
tires. Sounds fishy, right?
TOM: But it IS better to put
four snow tires on your car, whether its
front-, rear- or all-wheel drive. In the old days
we used to put only two snow tires on cars, which
went on the driven wheels - the rear wheels in
your case. The idea was that the tires would help
you get started and "go" in the snow.
Makes sense, right?
RAY: Then people came to a
funny realization. That its ALSO good to be
able to "turn" and "stop" in
the snow! Thats why four snow tires are
TOM: Its also a little
better to have four of the same tires when
theres no snow on the ground. Your handling
will be more predictable, particularly in an
RAY: And many all-wheel-drive
vehicles require you to have four identical tires
in order to protect the differentials.
TOM: So if money is a serious
issue, you CAN go with two snows. You wont
do any mechanical damage to your Miata. But when
youre sliding on packed snow into, or
under, the tailgate of a Ford Expedition, you
might wish you had sprung for the other two
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