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Local Clippings: Barriers Still Unbroken

Local Clippings: Barriers Still Unbroken

In Local Clippings, we bring you what we feel are notable items from the city’s newspapers. Today, we bring you the special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day column from longtime sportswriter Mike Harvey, in today’s Evening Press. NOTE: The inexplicable edit of a certain word toward the end isn’t ours, but that of the…

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Where to Watch the Fireworks

Where to Watch the Fireworks

Yes, there is a second round of official, city-sponsored fireworks at Founder’s Pier on the riverfront this Wednesday at 8:30 pm, but you’ve seen those before. It’s an okay show, but why not try something a bit different? – The fireworks after the Elms (probably) lose to the Millionaires at County Stadium will likely be…

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Some Items About Our City Flag

Some Items About Our City Flag

Here are some items of interest about the City’s flag, which have been compiled in honor of Flag Day. :: The official City Flag has changed design four times since 1861. The original design (1850-1861) was a blue cross from corner to corner over a red field, with a white star in the center. This…

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Away

The City Desk will return after the holiday. Have a pleasant weekend.

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Friday Facts: Eggs, Monodirevr, Stripper Parkas

Friday Facts: Eggs, Monodirevr, Stripper Parkas

:: This Saturday is the 34th annual Last Year’s Easter Egg Hunt at Whittinger’s Park. The Greek Gardening Consortium insists that they hid more than 12 eggs and that if the rest aren’t found there will be no 35th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Whittinger’s Park. :: Acts of violence committed against actors dressed as…

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Why it is called “Black Friday”

Why it is called “Black Friday”

The Friday after Thanksgiving has become known in the last few decades as one of the busiest of the year for retailers, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. One of the names used for this day is Black Friday, which some say comes from the fact that it is the biggest shopping day…

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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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