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Briefs: Laziness/Self-Plagiarism, Newspaper Endorsements

Briefs: Laziness/Self-Plagiarism, Newspaper Endorsements

Did Sunday’s editorial cartoon by Journal-Clarion artist Jeff Norwood look familiar? Longtime readers may have noticed that it was identical to the cartoons printed in the paper on the week of Halloween in 2004 and 2000. The cartoon features a trick-or-treater wearing a scary-looking hockey mask, standing on a porch holding a flashlight under his…

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Friday Facts: Politics, Plumber, Pancakes

Friday Facts: Politics, Plumber, Pancakes

:: Republican City Councilwoman Maribeth Cosgrove currently has a nine point lead over Democratic incumbent Joseph Wilders in polls released this morning in advance of the mayoral election. :: City Treasurer Donald Munro reports that Mayor Wilders has spent $1,192 of his own funds on clothing during his current re-election campaign. An additional $29.95 in…

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Code 54 – Possible Body on the Tracks

Code 54 – Possible Body on the Tracks

No light rail or subway dispatcher in this city ever wants to get a Code 54, but that’s just what City-Suburban Transit Authority (CSTA) officials received when the 314 Orange Line local hit, then ran over what appeared to be “skeletal human remains” just past the Vespid Avenue stop Monday afternoon. The driver was virtually…

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Halloween Briefs- Haunted Houses, Politics, Etc.

Halloween Briefs- Haunted Houses, Politics, Etc.

:: As always, there are a smattering of haunted houses/trails/apple orchards/still-empty Service Merchandise stores/whathaveyous around the region, most of which close up shop as Wednesday night. The Central Corridor Jaycees, however, would like everyone to know that their “Thirteenth Floor of Terror” attraction will be running through this weekend, to give everyone a chance to…

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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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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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Trick-Or-Treat

Trick-Or-Treat

When people move here, especially those with young children, a top question on their minds around this time of year is “When exactly is the mandated trick-or-treat time?” (Another popular query is “When the hell is the leaf collection time, as my bags of leaves have been sitting out for two goddamn weeks?” But that…

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