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Friday Facts: Arby’s, Old Sparky, Pope Pius Ate Here

Friday Facts: Arby’s, Old Sparky, Pope Pius Ate Here

:: The city’s first legal execution was in 1843. The last was in 1922. :: For a few years, after the West Side Prison was decommissioned in 1953 and turned into a community center, the old electric chair was used as Santa’s throne for the annual Police Athletic League Annual Children’s Christmas Jubilee. It was…

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Friday Facts: Living with elves, DTV, Sharks

Friday Facts: Living with elves, DTV, Sharks

:: Number of consecutive years the Journal-Clarion’s Leslie Sellers has reviewed the ballet company’s annual production of The Nutcracker- 28 :: Number of these reviews in which she has called it “mesmerizing”- 27 :: Date by which all of the city’s (and the nation’s) broadcast stations have to be switched from analog to digital- February…

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Friday Facts: Mayor Matthau, Cat Runs

Friday Facts: Mayor Matthau, Cat Runs

:: Number of wars memorialized at War Memorial Park- 10 :: This was the 57th year that the Senior choir from Central High performed at the City Hall tree lighting ceremony. :: The tree lighting was was also the 57th consecutive public appearance at which Mayor Wilders made a joke about calling his “Old buddy,”…

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Friday Facts: Turkey, Lights, Abzug

Friday Facts: Turkey, Lights, Abzug

:: Thanksgiving dinners served by St. Lauren’s shelter in 2005: 351 :: Thanksgiving dinners served by the Oak Room at the Ritz-Carlton in 2005: 138 :: Where both establishments have purchased their turkeys for the last 85 years: DiNardi’s Meats :: Number of lights used in the Mabel Tripp Gardens annual Festival of Lights holiday…

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Friday Facts: Diebold, Orange Julius, Farley

Friday Facts: Diebold, Orange Julius, Farley

:: 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…

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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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Friday Facts: Real Human Skin, Itchfinger Yardling, Hats Blocked

Friday Facts: Real Human Skin, Itchfinger Yardling, Hats Blocked

:: Number of businesses that still offer hat blocking: 3 :: Television pilots shot here: 11 :: How many of these which were picked up for a series: 1, “Colt & Hammer,” a police drama that ran as a midseason replacement in 1978 on ABC. :: Mayors who have shot someone while in office: 2…

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Friday Facts- Illiteracy, Tetherballs and Nazis

Friday Facts- Illiteracy, Tetherballs and Nazis

:: Number of light bulbs used in the 30-foot-tall “YOU ARE NOW ALMOST HOME” sign on the Wendell Willkie Bridge: 20,016 :: Number of workers killed in construction of the massive sign in 1949: 3 :: Number of ex-Nazis given the key to the city: 1 :: Percentage of sixth-grade students who read below the…

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