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On The Light Side

July 2, 1986

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ If you’re coming to Lexington this week or are already here, remember these lines:

Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

Reciting the words of Emma Lazarus engraved on the Statue of Liberty can earn you a $2 discount on the cost of a cab ride here.

″Everybody is caught up in the Fourth of July holiday and the restoration of the Statue of Liberty, and this promotion is to coincide with the holiday,″ said McKay Mattingly, general manager of United Transportation, which owns and operates the city’s three cab companies.


RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) - Jim Heiar made history by buying two six-packs of beer.

He bought the beer Tuesday just minutes after booze became legal in this southwestern Wisconsin community for the first time in 53 years.

Richland Center residents voted nearly 2-1 in an April referendum to end the municipality’s status as the last dry city in Wisconsin, ending a booze ban dating from 1933.

City Clerk Ray Lawton said only two supermarkets had received licenses for package sales as of Tuesday morning. Another license application is pending before the Common Council.


CHICAGO (AP) - High-rolling diners who enjoy a deli sandwich and a game of chance are staking their bets on one of the city’s newest eateries - Lox Vegas.

The restaurant, which opened Monday, offers a deli menu with each item marked by a playing card.

At the end of the meal, a server shuffles a deck of cards and the customer picks one. If the card matches the dish, the customer gets a free meal.