Friday Facts: Diebold, Orange Julius, Farley

fridayfacts_icn:: Number of formal complaints about electronic voting machines in Tuesday’s election: 435

:: Number of these complaints which came from districts actually using electronic voting machines in Tuesday’s election: 428

:: City’s Oldest Library: The Mechanics Association Private Membership Library, Halpern between 5th and 6th (est. 1842)

:: Current Mechanics Library cardholders: 1,459 (down from 5,342 in 1866, up from 471 in 1983)

:: Current Public Library cardholders: 402,173

::Mechanics Library annual circulation: 6,829 books and magazines

:: Public library annual circulation (system wide): 14,344,449 books, magazines, audio books, DVDs, filmstrips, etc.

:: Number of Orange Julius stands downtown when the company was bought by Dairy Queen in 1999: 3

:: Number of Orange Julius stands currently operating downtown: 0

:: Number of former Orange Julius stands which currently operate under a different name, yet offer a chilled, creamy orange-flavored beverage as their signature drink: 1 (the California Sunshine Orange Bar on 7th)

:: New balloons announced this week for the city’s annual Thanksgiving parade: 2, Kermit the Frog and Charlie Brown

:: Balloons which were announced to be ‘retired’ this week from Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in New York: 2, Kermit the Frog and Charlie Brown

:: Grand total of balloons in the city’s annual Thanksgiving parade, including the new ones: 3, Kermit the Frog, Charlie Brown and the dog from For Better of For Worse who died a few years ago
– R. White, C. Messick

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