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Reader Harold Ryan had to be scratching his head when he heard (and saw) a newscaster on Channel 30 say, “The disabled Carnival Cruise liner is now safely docked in Atlanta.” That would be Atlanta, Georgia and the last Harold and I looked, the city of peach trees and the Braves was not on the coast. But it does answer the question on why it took so long to get the ship to safety.

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Spaghetti sweetheart. That would be the pretty Rebecca “Becca” Spence, the bartender, and her “all you can eat” spaghetti feed Friday at the Elks Lodge (Sixth and Gateway) beginning at 6:30. This scribe has sucked up a few strands of her delicious pasta and for just a “fiver” ($5) you can enjoy some great food and friendship. Did I mention you also get salad and bread? There, I just did.

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Many of you kind readers have been asking for me to take another bike ride around old Madera. It will be forthcoming as soon as I get back from a desert trip and fill up the bike tires of the old Schwinn dad bought me for Christmas from Roy’s Cyclery, circa late 1950s.

Until then, I have noticed several wild looking things downtown. The familiar Heckle or Jeckle (take your choice) in the 200 block of Yosemite Avenue, and lately I have spied what could be a very large dog or small bear, and on the opposite corner (with D Street) there is a costumed Lady Liberty, sans her torch. Come to think of it, Lady Liberty is quite frequently a male...


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