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Friday Facts: Discount Pork Credit Rebate A.M.

Friday Facts: Discount Pork Credit Rebate A.M.

:: Mayor Wilders’ recent initiative to “clean up” the city’s catalog of archaic, outdated, obtuse or redundant ordinances begins in earnest next Wednesday when he plans to unveil his self-authored C.O.M.B. (Consolidate Our Municipal Bylaws) Initiative. Among the ordinances targeted by the measure are a 1988 ban on prostitution services for pets, last year’s activist…

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Friday Facts: “Shall our city be given over to the terorists? [sic]”

Friday Facts: “Shall our city be given over to the terorists? [sic]”

:: Number of “informational” flyers distributed this week on windshields and utility poles in the Parklawn section, insinuating that mayoral hopeful and City Councilman Terence Williams was once married to someone who may or may not have had relatives who were of the Muslim faith: Approx. 2,000 :: Number of spelling & grammatical errors in…

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Friday Facts: That Which Rests On One’s Shoulders

Friday Facts: That Which Rests On One’s Shoulders

:: Number of police districts which accounted for 65% of the city’s violent crimes in 2007, according to a report released this week: 7 :: Total number of police districts in the city: 21 :: Channel 8 weather report reader Destiny Edwards returns on Monday morning’s program, which will also feature the winner of the…

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Friday Facts: Bag of Chips, Bunco Squad

Friday Facts: Bag of Chips, Bunco Squad

:: Flavor of potato chips being eaten by Mayor Wilders in a photo on the front page of the News the day he unveiled the Mayoral Citywide Nutrition and Fitness Initiative: Utz Carolina BBQ :: A correction- in last week’s Friday Facts, we incorrectly listed a 6-month subscription to The Evening Press as one of…

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Friday Facts: Apparently Babies Need Keys and Ham

Friday Facts: Apparently Babies Need Keys and Ham

:: Number of fire department/EMT calls due to fireworks ‘incidents’ on New Year’s Eve: 211 :: Number of fire department/EMT calls due to fireworks ‘incidents’ last July 4th: 213 :: The first baby of 2008 was born in Nilsson-Presbyterian South Hospital at 12:49am on Jan. 1. He’s Jeffrey Louis Hippert, 9 lbs., 4 oz., born…

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Friday Facts: End of Year Closeout Special

Friday Facts: End of Year Closeout Special

:: With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Tuesday this season, please note that all city services will be open and functioning on Monday, Dec.24 and Monday, Dec. 31, with the exception of the Mayor’s Office, which will be closed at 2pm on Friday, Dec. 21, and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2,…

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Friday Facts: YOU ARE NOW ALMOST HOME

Friday Facts: YOU ARE NOW ALMOST HOME

:: Word has it that the Journal-Clarion will be holding an online chat with the men portraying this year’s ceremonial “Three Hoboes” soon after they are announced. We will keep you posted. :: Date set for the demolition of the incomplete Elks Hall: January 25, 2008 :: How long the unfinished Neo-Gothic structure has sat…

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Friday Facts: Light the Tree, Sell the Books

Friday Facts: Light the Tree, Sell the Books

:: Number of variations on “LED” used by various speakers during Thursday’s municipal Holiday Fest tree-lighting ceremony at Old City Hall: 7 (“LDE,” “LDD,” “LLD,” “Lead,” “DL,” “Leed,” and “Magic bulbs.”) :: Number of killowatt hours saved by the widely-touted switching of the tree’s lights to energy-efficient LEDs: 1,000/day :: And what of the old…

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Friday Facts: 311 is Not a Joke

Friday Facts: 311 is Not a Joke

:: Today, at 5pm, the city’s Office for Information and Complaints hotline will shut down after 33 years of service. It will be subsumed into the city’s new 311 information service. :: Number of staffers for the hotline in 1974: 1 :: Number today: 28 :: Number to be staffing the new 311 line: 35…

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Friday Facts: I Have Two Orange Triangles

Friday Facts: I Have Two Orange Triangles

:: The 33rd Gourd Festival this weekend will include gourd carving, a gourd/squash bake off, gourd costume contest and prize for largest gourd (last year’s winner, with a 4lb, 3oz gourd received $25 TGI Friday’s gift card). :: The first incarnation of the Gourd Festival was held in 1943. Pumpkins were in short supply due…

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