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February 5, 2011 IrsJUSTME By Mike Lakin Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 am Sunday, March 13 this year. You read it here first. Turn your clocks ahead (Spring ahead) an hour Sat- urday night. A new iPhone app helps Catholics go through the confession process. Now you can confess... "Forgive me Father for I have sinned"... click.., send... A study says that kids who are almost popular are most likely to torment their peers. At your place of work they're known as "middle management" ii! ..... J Phil Bertoni snapped this photo of a robin braving the cold after the blizzard. By the way, an Ornithologist from Indiana e-mailed me recently. He wrote that it is no longer unusual for robins to remain throughout the winter. If kindly individuals put out the area food supply, a certain number of robins will remain rather than fly south. Depending on how much bird feed is put out, sometimes as many as half of the robins in a given area will remain. Homeland Security's Na- politano told Congress the U.S. faces a terror threat. She said she tightened airport security to keep terrorists out of the country. If they want to come to the United States they'll have to walk in from Mexico like everyone else. WANTED For Nell Red Histery Book Page Sponsors $20 Book Boosters $IO Call 792-5693 or 792-5723 Mt. Pulaski Times Hoop action at Mt. Pulaski - Central game. Allen Schaal Photo By Mike City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported at the Feb. 8 City Council meeting that city funds ticked up - dollar wise. Since mid-January the city has deposited $25,522.78. That includes $20 paid in cash for city road salt. See that story elsewhere in this paper. POliceReport By Mike Lakin Officer Kyle Veech took a report of an attempted residential break-in in the 100-block of S. Vine. Officer Veech observed a tan Chevrolet Silverado. He ran the license plate through LEADS on the in-car com- puter. The plate came back registered to the owner who has a suspended Illinois Drivers License. The driver was arrested for driving sus- pended. Chief Lynn Freer saw a green 1997 Chevrolet pick-up turn onto Spring and begin fishtailing. As it to spin 360 degrees on the roadway at least twice. For the mobile ballet, he driver was presented a $120 city ordinance violation for improper lane usage. Officer Joseph Pharis noticed the passenger side tires of a vehicle were on the shoulder side of the white "fog line". At the intersec- tion of 121 and 1750, it again drove off of the road onto the shoulder. A stop was made. The driver pro- vided a valid insurance card, but stated he did not have a driver's license on him. it approached Monroe the The arrest took care of the vehicle veered off to the right revoked driver's license and of the roadway and turned a Logan County warrant for sharply to the left causing failure to appear. 7 Mt Pulaski Women In Business Scholarship Applications Scholarship applications for the Mt. Pulaski omen in Business local schblarships are now available. Any student enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2011- 2012 school year is eligible to apply. Applications can be obtained from the high school guid- ance counselor or from Patsy Garlits, the Mt. Pulaski Women in Business education chairman at 217/792-5816. What's Tlds City Ticket? By Mike Lakin Starting in January, some tickets issued by the Mt.-Pulaski City Police Department have been on city ordinance viola- tions instead of state violations. Whether a City Officer writes a ticket as a city ordinance violations is at the discre- tion of the each officer. Writing a ticket as a city ordinance violation gives the city an advantage. The ticket fine is 100% income to the city. If written as a state violation, a big portion of the fine money goes to the state. Writing a city ordinance violation gives an advantage to the person receiving the ticket. The ticket recipient does not have the offense reported to the Illinois Secretary of State. It does not go on the recipient's state driving record. Also, the ticket is paid at City Hall... no trip to the County Court- house. But. If the ticket isn't paid, it's off to court. Construct/on & Remodeling Kevin Hild (217) 671-0200 Handyman Services Kitchens & Bathrooms Drywall Siding & Windows Painting Hardwood Floors Decks Ceramic Tiles Small Additions Power Washing "Honey-Do" Lists And Much More .... Now is the time to have . CIWS build your new Wind Turbine Electric Generator Call John For Details 217.519.3162 105 E. Jefferson St. m Mt. Pulaski