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South Side Motorists See Red Over Orange Lights

South Side Motorists See Red Over Orange Lights

Many of the laws of physics quantified by Isaac Newton in the 17th Century were of great service to inventors in the centuries after his death in 1727. Even so, Sir Isaac probably never imagined that the kinetic energy released by the inherent explosive properties of fossil fuels would lead to a world nearly overrun…

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Union Head Angered About Age of Fire Trucks

Union Head Angered About Age of Fire Trucks

In most major cities, fire trucks are replaced after about ten years or so of service. This is not the case in our fair city. Ryan Kowalski, Union of Professional Firefighters Local 47 president and city fireman at Ladder Company 70, revealed in a press conference yesterday that some of our fire engines are over…

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Snapshots: Traffic Fatalities, 1946

Snapshots: Traffic Fatalities, 1946

April, 1946- In a public education effort to cut down upon traffic fatalities, a sign on the east lawn of Old City Hall marked the number of days between such events. From its installation in 1940 to its removal in late 1947, the highest number it ever displayed was “08.” - RJ White -Original-

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Friday Facts: Apparently Babies Need Keys and Ham

Friday Facts: Apparently Babies Need Keys and Ham

:: Number of fire department/EMT calls due to fireworks ‘incidents’ on New Year’s Eve: 211 :: Number of fire department/EMT calls due to fireworks ‘incidents’ last July 4th: 213 :: The first baby of 2008 was born in Nilsson-Presbyterian South Hospital at 12:49am on Jan. 1. He’s Jeffrey Louis Hippert, 9 lbs., 4 oz., born…

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Friday Facts: I Have Two Orange Triangles

Friday Facts: I Have Two Orange Triangles

:: The 33rd Gourd Festival this weekend will include gourd carving, a gourd/squash bake off, gourd costume contest and prize for largest gourd (last year’s winner, with a 4lb, 3oz gourd received $25 TGI Friday’s gift card). :: The first incarnation of the Gourd Festival was held in 1943. Pumpkins were in short supply due…

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