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Archive for Sunday, June 28, 1998

WHEN ARE DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES IN FIVE-ACRE EXEMPTIONS? WILL THE PUBLIC GET A CHANCE TO COMMENT?

June 28, 1998

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Douglas County commissioners and the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission will discuss amendments to the county's subdivision regulations during a study session from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. July 8 in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. It is a public meeting.

Is the correct name of Santa's reindeer Donner or Donder?

It's Donder, according to Clement C. Moore's 1823 poem, ``A Visit From St. Nicholas.'' Moore introduced the idea that Santa had eight named reindeer pulling his sleigh. In addition to Donder, there were Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid and Blitzen.

What's the process for becoming a private commercial and residential property appraiser?

You can't become an appraiser overnight. You need both appraising education and experience, said an official with the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board, which regulates appraisers in the state. The board issues several different types of licenses. Depending on the type of license, it can be a lengthy process, the official said. The state has a list of approved appraisal courses. Specific information is available by calling (785) 296-0706.

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