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Friday Facts: Burning leaves, weeping sausage

Friday Facts: Burning leaves, weeping sausage

:: The city is home to no less than seven junior and community colleges, one of which (Sparrow Valley Community College, on Cedar Ave and S.Sparrow Valley Dr.) boasts a Zagat-rated three-star cafeteria. :: The large outdoor clock above the main entrance of the City Hall Annex was accidentally set to Standard Time last weekend.…

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Friday Facts: Halloweeeeennnnn

Friday Facts: Halloweeeeennnnn

:: The plug has been pulled on the traditional giant electric pumpkin atop the 49th floor setback on the Chandler Building downtown. Vandals had redrawn the pumpkin’s face with triangular eyes and a gap-toothed grin that presented an uncomfortably near likeness of the mayor’s wife, Jean Arroyo-Wilders. :: It remains illegal to sell or purchase…

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Marathon Men

Marathon Men

In a bid to clumsily localize the story of the disastrous Chicago Marathon this week, the News made a passing mention of one of this city’s most problematic racing stories. But, they didn’t go quite as deep as the story deserves. Long-time residents of the city may remember the tale of Erlin Degrassi, runner-up in…

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Friday Facts: Graffiti, Flying Ravioli, Native Alabamans

Friday Facts: Graffiti, Flying Ravioli, Native Alabamans

:: Adelmorst is the longest city street name with all the letters in alphabetical order. :: Authorities still do not know who has been heavily tagging numerous Downtown, Central Corridor and Northside buildings with the phrase “Rock-n-Roll” over the last two months. :: Number of barriers erected in the West Sugar neighborhood to prevent speedy…

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Friday Facts: Mayors, Making Out, Meatloaf

Friday Facts: Mayors, Making Out, Meatloaf

:: Clarence ‘Big Stan’ Stanton is the only mayor to be recalled (1910) in the city’s history, though it is widely believed that Mordecai M. Miller resigned (1877) to avoid the same fate. His successor, M. Seymour Haley, faced recall in 1879, but retained his office by a single vote. Both Haley and Miller died…

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Friday Facts: Circles, Cameras, Stamps

Friday Facts: Circles, Cameras, Stamps

:: Road agent Peter Pascucci reports that construction crews will be working on the Canal Street rotary through the weekend. Motorists are reminded that, once completed, the rotary will be a traffic circle and no longer a roundabout. The changeover will occur at midnight, Sunday, after which entering vehicles no longer have to yield to…

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Friday Facts: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Friday Facts: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

:: The “Guess Your Weight” game at the Kowalski Piers Carnival (through August 6) was finally shut down Monday after repeated complaints; a statute barring such midway attractions was famously introduced in 1938 following an incident involving fat lady “Alice from Dallas” and has been fiercely enforced since. :: Champion of the 11-and-under tournament at…

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Friday Facts: “The Flaming Rings,” Golf

Friday Facts: “The Flaming Rings,” Golf

:: Number of injuries resulting from the “Magic of Sturly Davis” mishap at the Gloria Theatre Tuesday: 7 (6 serious burns, one broken ankle) :: City champion in the Men’s 70-and-Over spring softball league: Needleman’s Kosher Meats, with a record of 3-0 (including one victory by forfeit). :: Twenty-one deaths of city residents in the…

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Friday Facts: Unlucky No. 13, Powerless

Friday Facts: Unlucky No. 13, Powerless

:: Northside residents can expect an extra unlucky Friday the 13th today, as electrical power will be cut off for up to two hours in order to repair a transformer on the corner of Garrick Ave. and Riggins Rd. The device was damaged June 26 by would-be bank robber Kevin Sturgiss when he hijacked a…

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Go There: Founder’s Day Film Festival

Go There: Founder’s Day Film Festival

Go There is a feature in which our writers tell you about tourist attractions and other places of interest around the city. Our city might never match the multicultural chic of Cannes or the spectacular scenery of Park City, Utah, but that won’t stop it from holding the tenth iteration of the Founder’s Day Film…

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