December is an interesting month. Children are anticipating Christmas, but many adults are filled with mixed emotions. We may be thankful for the reason for Christmas, and yet dread all the extra work and expense involved.
My wife called me at work the other day, and in a syrupy voice as thick as the closeout-sale tar I'd laid down on the driveway two months ago asked whether she'd woken me up while "loudly" going to work.
After years of inaction against Poor Richard's Inc., the city's recent legal salvos shot over the massive concrete-block fence of the East Side's notorious Payne Avenue dump, junkyard and recycling facility have had their desired effect.
Facing potential litigation in regard to its decision to cut the deputy police chief from the 2007 budget without providing another job for John Banick, who has held that position since 2002, Maplewood city officials have secured legal representation from the League of Minnesota Cities.