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    Saturday Briefing

    11/10/2001
    on 11/10/01.

    NOSY MEETS PUSHY

    3300 SOUTH ALAMEDA STREET

    A 15-year-old girl told police that a woman pushed her in the chest and accused her of being a nosy neighbor. The girl said the woman got upset when she mentioned that the manager of their apartments was scrutinizing another neighbor 's income.

    WEIRD SCIENCE?

    "They go into detail saying that paganism is better for the environment than Christianity."

    - Peggy Venable of Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy, a conservative PAC, about textbooks the group opposes.

    BRUSHWORK: AREAS 4,5

    Corpus Christi residents may set out heavy brush for collection according to this schedule:

    * Area 4: Today, from Ayers to Agnes between Ocean Drive and Saratoga.

    * Area 5: Through Nov. 17, from Shoreline to Calallen between Agnes/State Highway 44/Kinney to north city limit boundary (Including Corpus Christi Beach).

    OZONE: GOOD

    The area ozone level was good Friday (25 on a 300-point scale).

    KNOW YOUR ENEMY

    57 YEARS AGO: Lt. R.H. Waldrop, the new head of mosquito control for the City-County Health Unit, said he would like to develop a large-scale program of education in mosquito control through schools and other agencies.

    BLUE-LAW BUSTS

    32 YEARS AGO: Police officers reported purchasing kitchen utensils and other items restricted for sale on Saturdays and Sundays by the "Blue Laws" from two local discount stores. Fines for a conviction of breaking the restrictions ranged from $1 to $200.

    TWO ELECTROCUTED

    31 YEARS AGO: Two men were electrocuted when a crane being used to unload pipe came in contact with a power line.