Mayor Wants No More “Free” Trash Collection Service

Harris County Animal Control shelter gave this St. Bernard a one day reprieve yesterday. He needs a rescue by this evening or he will be put to sleep.

Trockman & Sons. Location: Intersection of U.S. 41 S & Bayse Avenue in Evansville. Phone: (812) 425-5271. Open for recycling from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Price: 45 cents per pound.

When bedbugs were found at a Southern Indiana hospital, the patients being dismissed had to shower before leaving, put on a clean gown, and have their clothes heat treated before they could be let go.

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Public Utilities agenda for January 5 will start at 6 p.m. in the board’s chambers at 540 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. This is an open opportunity for visitors to approach the board regarding issues and problem or other subjects.

Arguments are that property taxes are being used to pay for trash collection, but Jose Ysea, of the Radon Silent Killer Dept. says that is up for debate.

It’s ‘Brews’ and Ahhs in Fort Collins. Each year, thousands of visitors descend upon the 100 percent wind-powered New Belgium Brewery, looking to sample its award-winning brews. Fort Collins’ New Belgium Brewery offers one-hour guided tours Tuesday through Friday, leaving every half hour 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Saturday, tours run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the half hour. The tours are limited to 20 people and are offered on a first come first serve basis and the brewery recommends showing up early for tickets, especially on Saturday. Want less of a crowd? Try visiting on a Tuesday.

That’s an example of an elevator speech. People are always clamoring to know, “What’s in it for me,” and you have 30 seconds to sell yourself or your product in such a way that your sales prospects want to know more.

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