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Archive for Thursday, November 26, 1998

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November 26, 1998

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When will the South Lawrence bikeway reopen? Also, I see they are staking out part of the property there at the exit off of Wakarusa by the ball fields. What will happen to that?

Chuck Adcock, the city's wastewater master plan coordinator, said both questions related to projects involving the department of utilities.

"The repair of the bike path was delayed due to the excessive amount of rainfall during the month of October," he said. "However, final grading and concrete work has begun and all repairs are expected to be completed by mid-December."

Adcock said the department was installing a new water line in the area near the Clinton Lake Softball Complex and YSI, and that "the stakes may pertain to this project."

How do woodpeckers know where to peck to find food?

Woodpeckers have an extremely good sense of hearing. In the Book of Science Questions and Answers, published by The New York Times, biologist Trevor Lloyd-Evans of the Manomet Bird Observatory in Massachusetts states that woodpeckers tap tree trunks to find the hollow places where insects might hide. The hairy woodpecker can actually hear carpenter ant larvae and get right into a nest of them quite efficiently.

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