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Times That the Sword of General Gainsborough has Gone Missing

Times That the Sword of General Gainsborough has Gone Missing

Though the famous statue of General Archibald Gainsborough in Ataraxia Park is made of bronze, sculptor Jeffery Couveign chose to create the general’s sword as a separate piece, made of stainless steel, hoping the weapon would “shine in the sun, as a symbol of the illuminating potential of violence.” Here is a listing- in chronological…

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Pothole Budget Mistakenly Allocated For Potluck

Pothole Budget Mistakenly Allocated For Potluck

Due to a clerical error, city funds earmarked for this spring’s pothole repairs were mixed up with funds intended for a potluck for City Streets Department employees to celebrate last month’s groundhog’s day. Streets Department clerk Debbie Winton, who was in charge of the potluck, admits she was taken aback when she first saw the…

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City loses hummus title

City loses hummus title

Ferran Habash may be out of the record books for now, but he’s confident he’ll be back. Habash is the owner of Ferran’s Middle Eastern Restaurant (429 Kerchavel), until recently the world-record holder for World’s Largest Vat of Hummus. In July of 2003, Habash and his staff prepared 3,300 gallons (15,000 liters) of hummus in…

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Friday Facts: Leftover Cod, Pauline, Selleck-san

Friday Facts: Leftover Cod, Pauline, Selleck-san

:: The Mid-Town Lions Club has decided to carry over their popular Friday Fish Fries, normally only held on Fridays during Lent, throughout the rest of April. “Well, we’ve got all these fish still lying around, so why not?” said president Mark Pembroke. :: Thirty-five percent of the steel used in municipal construction since January…

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Friday Facts: Meanwhile, at the Pioneer Square Strip Mall

Friday Facts: Meanwhile, at the Pioneer Square Strip Mall

:: Sister city featured on municipal signage on December 6, 1941- Mihara City, Japan :: Sister city featured on municipal signage as of December 9, 1941- Newcastle, England :: Hanna-Barbera animator Clark E. Pantuso reportedly modeled the design for the Super Friends’ Hall of Justice on the Pioneer Square Strip Mall, at the corner of…

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Survivors of the Radio Apocalypse

Survivors of the Radio Apocalypse

In 1967, Jeff Crane walked out onto North Canton Avenue and winced from his first view of sunlight in 16 years. As his eyes adjusted, he took a nervous look around and saw an unwashed, bushy-bearded, shabbily-dressed, long-haired man stumbling toward him, his eyes glazed and babbling incoherently. His worst fears were realized: civilization had…

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Friday Facts: Mayflies, Murder, Geese

Friday Facts: Mayflies, Murder, Geese

:: Number of outdoor cafes in the Downtown & Central Corridor in 2006: 115 :: Number of outdoor cafes in the same area before the mysterious seven year mayfly “problem” ended, in 1990: 2 :: Of the thirty-five tests conducted by the City Elections Commission on new electronic voting machines delivered this week, the number…

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