Speeding tickets in North Dakota over the Fourth of July holiday were down from last year.
Highway Patrol Lieutenant Mike Gerhart says officers issued 597 speeding tickets, compared to 934 last year. Seat belt citations were also down, from 195 last year to 134 this year.
About 100 children, accompanied by parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, rode their patriotically decorated bikes down First Avenue to McElroy Park in the annual Fourth of July kids’ bike parade Friday.
Charlie Kourajian, representing the Main Street/ Downtown Association — sponsors of the parade — said the judges had such a hard time choosing three winners, they added three honorable mention categories.
For many Jamestown families, the past 12 months haven’t been easy.
Gas prices are high, the economy is weak and each day it seems, comes with more challenges. In addition, many fathers, sons, mothers and daughters were or continue to serve overseas.
For the most part American citizens recognize freedoms protected under the umbrella of the Constitution. Not everyone agrees those freedoms should be granted to everyone, but they are anyway.
Some feel the written or spoken word, graphic images in print, advertising and through the media should be censored and never make it to the printing press. Art works take on another life altogether.
Today is the first day fireworks can legally be sold or used in the city of Jamestown, but the Jamestown Police Department began receiving fireworks complaints early in the week.
Police Lt. Robert Opp said the department receives reports of illegal fireworks throughout the year, but the calls really start coming in once fireworks are legal.
The Jamestown Sun will not publish a newspaper July 4. The Religion Page will be included in the July 3 paper.
June 27, 2008
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