Posts Tagged ‘ Ray Ingraham ’

The Blotter: Sloppy Blows, Newsstands Moved, Pets and Children Saved

The Blotter: Sloppy Blows, Newsstands Moved, Pets and Children Saved

As a public service, The City Desk periodically offers up selected items culled from local police reports. (Note: More violent, standard items do not frequently show up here, as they are covered in the local papers with regularity.) 10:30 pm Corner of Merriman and 112th Streets: Two men, both wearing NFL jerseys, are arrested outside…

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Foreign Takeover of Beloved Cheese-Whip

Foreign Takeover of Beloved Cheese-Whip

When Mathias Barnaby, founder of the famous Cheese-Whip factory, opened his original North Falls dairy in in 1899, even he couldn’t have realized how much his enterprise would eventually mean to the city. Since Cheese-Whip’s invention and introduction in 1927, the semi-solid pasteurized cheese food product has been one of the major cornerstones of the…

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Friday Facts: Peelers, It’s the Humidity, Blood

Friday Facts: Peelers, It’s the Humidity, Blood

:: When the new Southside High School opens at the end of the month, it will be the first high school in the city built without an Olympic-sized swimming pool in 46 years, after the school district was finally able to override the requirements of Elanor Jean Hapsworth’s will. :: Number of days (so far)…

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Snapshots: Demonstrating the Safety of Vaccine, 1956

Snapshots: Demonstrating the Safety of Vaccine, 1956

Caption on the reverse of the photo: “March 13– Dr. Archibald Vinson, head of the City Health Department, administers a dosage of polio vaccine to his granddaughter, Becky Simmons, in her classroom at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School, as a demonstration of his confidence in Dr. Jonas Salk’s new creation. – Harlow Barton, Clarion-Standard” In 1956,…

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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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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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The Brindamour Brothers’ Currency

The Brindamour Brothers’ Currency

In July of 1992, brothers Dave and Teddy Brindamour of Roxboro were taken into custody by the FBI, having been charged with tax evasion and use of illegal currency. A mundane and unimaginative “love coupon” gift for their girlfriends (e.g. Reedem this coupon for one “spicy” half hour massage) somehow developed into an elaborate, neighborhood-wide…

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Friday Facts: Cognacgerie, cognacgerie, cognacgerie

Friday Facts: Cognacgerie, cognacgerie, cognacgerie

:: According to a poll of more than 2,000 city residents, the Beatle considered most likely to be a considerate, gentle lover: Ringo :: The Copper Colombard, on 4th Street Lane and Annual Boulevard, claims to be the nation’s only mini-cognacgerie. The modest blue-and-white building offers more than thirty locally distilled cognacs, and was built…

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Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

:: As temperatures start to warm up, we would like to offer a reminder that a city ordinance passed last year makes public male toplessness illegal in the area bordered by 4th St, Gordon Ave, 57th St, and Burton Blvd. :: Several street name re-dedications are scheduled for summer 2007 including: Rue de la Meuse…

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Friday Facts: Alda, Chinnelle, Fake Moustaches

Friday Facts: Alda, Chinnelle, Fake Moustaches

:: Celebrities that have spent more than 24 hours in the custody of the city’s police force: Paris Hilton, Cam’ron, Willie Nelson, Stephen Baldwin, Alan Alda :: Planning a visit to the city and looking forward to doing a little shopping in the “Antiquities District” around the 108th Street and Calendar Avenue area? You might…

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