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Allen Schaal offers... Collee#ve Nouns Pride of lions. Murder of crows. School of fish. Exaltation of doves. Parliament of owls. Now consider the baboon. The loudest, most dangerous and viciously aggressive of all primates. And, what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? A Congress. Jane DeVdt answers... How Hot Was It?... Man reported he'd killed a mosquito. Mosquito was carrying a canteen. Chicken farmer gave chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs. Someone caught a 20 Ib catfish that had ticks on itf Fire hydrant was seen bribing a dog. Baptists started to baptize by sprinkling, Methodists used wet- wipes, Presbyterians gave out rain checks, and Catholics prayed for the wine to turn back into water. Steve Bailey gets credit for... $100 for Your Trouble A man whose truck had broken down flagged down a woman on the way to San Diego. Ill be hours fixing my truck. rve got two chimpan- zees in the back that have to be taken to the San Diego Zoo. Could you take them to the zoo for me? rll give you $100 for your trouble." "rd be happy to," said the woman. The chimpanzees were carefully strapped into their seat belts, and off they went. Later, the truck driver was driving through the heart of San Diego when suddenly he was horrified. There was the woman walking down the street, hold- ing hands with the two chimps, much to the amusement'of a big crowd. With a screech of brakes he pulled off the road and asked, "/Chat are you doing here?" he demanded, "1 gave you $100 to take these chimpan- zees to the zoo." "Yes, I know you did," said the woman, "but we had money left over SO now we're going to Sea World." Did You Know - Illinois may exempt the Amish from having photos on their ddver's licenses. The U.S.labor force is at its lowest level since 1984. Sept. 3, 2011 By Mike Lakin The Mt. Pulaski City Council was confronted with a quandary over residences in Mt. Pulaski sharing a city water line. The answer seemed to be hiring and What'To Do_ What To DL Sometimes king Nothing is the Answer paying a private plumbing contractor to run a new water line to each of the secondary water customers. Between the Aug. 9 meet- ing and the August 23 meet- hag City Attorney Tom Van Hook and Chief Lynn Freer got together. They examined the actual bills. Attorney Van Hook questioned the amount of time and money it would take to "fLX the problem". It would take thousands of dollars and several revisions in the City Code to deal with a handful of $50 per month delinquent bills. Chief Freer said he talked to some of the landlords involved. The landlords said they would work with the city on water bills that get behind. Chief Freer said he and Attor- ney Van Hook believe the actual problem is with only 10% of the water customers that are on secondary water lines. Freer said that is about 2 - 3 water custom- ers. He added this could be taken care of without the city spending thousands of dollars it cannot afford. ONAWAY HANDYMAN 5ERVICE Fully Insured  Painting Small Repairs Other Handyman Jobs Larry L Conaway Jr 217-737 41330000100 I 615 S Spring St - Mt Pulaski Sept. 10 Open Houses Book Sale - Fall Storytime - Playgroup Mt. Pulaski Library will hold its annual book sale the week of September 6 - 10, during library hours. We have a great selection of adult and children's books, videos and audios. Hard- back, audios and videos are $1, paperback 75, or $5 per bag. Saturday will be buck- a-bag day. Fall Storytime for grades K-3 will start Tuesday October 18 and run through November 29. Join us every Tuesday after school for a story, craft and snack. Playgroup will start Friday, September 16 from 10 to noon. This program is open to chil- dren birth to five years of age. For more information on any of our programs, contact the library at 792-5919. lmm mt he immediately indicated On the rear back passenger door. Officers found, at the door, a white powder substance. Immigration removed the illegal immigrant. The two U.S. citizens will be charged with trafficking. Brutus' find will be sent toISP crime lab for analysis. Officer Veech and Brutus received a round of congratu- lations from the ISP troopers. By Mike Lakia The Illinois State Police (ISP) called out Officer Kyle Veech and partner -Brutus -. The call was to assist with a traffic stop. The ISP had nine illegal immigrants in a Chevrolet Suburban. They were being trafficked by two U.S. citizens. The driver was suspended and had a long his- tory of drugs. Several ISP troopers, and undercover troopers, were presen t . After Brutus arrived, Odd Fellow Heritage AV Affordable Housing for qualified people Buffalo - W'dliamsville miopolis For information call: 217-364-4828 or 217-341-6453 Street Work Delayed By Mike Lakin The oil & chipping of most city streets has been pushed back to after the Fall Festival. Materials have been arriving. Rock is being stoJed on the Mt. Pulaski Towjaship property. Mike Patridge said Foxie Hild's beefi working with the city to set up the storage and he wanted to thank Foxie for his work and allowing the city the chance to store material on township property. Once the oil & chipping starts, Mike expects the work to be done in 3-4 days. Concrete streets and VineStreet will not be oil & chipped. W-D-40 will take the oil off your vehicle if you happen to drive too fast on the newly oiled & chipped streets. Demos to Meet Logan' County Democrats will meet Saturday, September 10 at 10Am at the Owl's Roost Coffee Bar and Book Store, 427 Pulaski Street, Lincoln. 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