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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Grammatically Speaking:

"We owe much to our mother tongue. It is through speech and writing that we understand each other and can attend to our needs and differences. If we don't respect and honor the rules of English, we lose our ability to communicate clearly and well. In short, we invite mayhem, misery, madness, and inevitably even more bad things that start with letters other than M."

--Martha Brockenbrough, grammarian and founder, National Grammar Day

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River Heights snow plow should be back at work by Monday

By Paul Kelley

January 23, 2008 | RIVER HEIGHTS -- Residents of River Heights will notice the snow being removed from their streets a lot faster now.

For three weeks the city has had only one working snow plow. Kent Parker, public works supervisor for the city, reported to the City Council Tuesday that "the broken truck has now been fixed." The truck is having the sander shaft fixed now, and is expected to be ready to plow by Monday.

A motion was presented to the council to support the White Ribbon Against Pornography proclamation. The council approved that motion.

Mayor Bill Baker said the city is in the process of looking for a backup generator for the city water pumps. The generator would be used in the case of a power outage. A 400-kilowatt generator will be needed.

Councilman Blake Wright said he was contacted by an AT&T representative about a possible cell phone tower in the city. Wright said AT&T had told him there is a dead cell phone spot in River Heights, and the tower would help fix the problem. The council took no action regarding the tower; it was presented for information purposes only.

Other city news:
-- Planning commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
-- There will be an emergency preparedness meeting Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the basement of the city office building.


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