Posts Tagged ‘ friday facts ’

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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Friday Facts: Delays, Tags, Dial Tones

Friday Facts: Delays, Tags, Dial Tones

:: This year’s Fourth of July fireworks display has been moved to Saturday, at 9pm, at Founder’s Pier. :: Number of times throughout the years that the City’s fireworks display has been postponed due to the weather: 7 :: Estimated boost in attendance this will bring to the Lithuanian Pride Festival, which had already been…

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Friday Facts: It Isn’t Surprising, the Temperature’s Rising

Friday Facts: It Isn’t Surprising, the Temperature’s Rising

:: Five of the seven warmest temperatures ever recorded in the city occurred in the current millennium. The other two were in 1988 and 1889. :: If there is a dearth of hot-weather favorite Fla-Vor-Ice at your local Northside market this weekend, blame erstwhile machine operator Kevin Sturgiss. A Jel-Sert delivery truck carrying over 2300…

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Friday Facts: “Bleeping Kids, Bleeping Bleep Ducks”

Friday Facts: “Bleeping Kids, Bleeping Bleep Ducks”

:: Number of times that there have been cited (by the FCC) instances of accidental profanity on local newscasts- 31 :: Number of these which have resulted in the firing of a local anchor/reporter- 1 (Arthur Stevens, in what has come to be known as the “4-H Incident,” 1983) :: Advertising on public transit, by…

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Friday Facts: Green, BLT

Friday Facts: Green, BLT

:: The WUIH-TV Weathersphere atop the Beacon Financial Tower has four colors of neon tubing (soon to be relaced with LED): Red (weather alert), Green (calm), Purple (rain and wind), Blue (ice and snow) :: According to a poll of more than 2,000 city residents, the most popular remedies for a hangover include raw eggs…

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