A leading Oak Park economist is predicting that terra-cotta is about to be caught in the rising price spiral of raw materials on the world market. According to the economist, "With increasing demand for bricks, sewer pipe, teacups, teapots, vases, pitchers, flower pots and bathroom tile in rapidly expanding overseas markets, this once humble material will become a commodity that is in short supply". The economist, who wishes to remain anonymous, predicts that by next summer a 50 Pound box of terra-cotta, which currently sells for $17.40 at Dick Blick, may rise to as much as $300 dollars on the world commodities market.
"As a result of soaring steel prices, terra-cotta may soon be used to manufacture car and appliance parts in rapidly developing Asian markets." says the economist." You are about to see an explosion of economic activity centering around this material".
Friday, May 30, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
"First we had the cougar incident and now the village is being overrun by deer." Said Oak Park Animal Control officer, Peter Slawter. "We've had at least 10 reports of tires slashed by shards on the road. It's remarkable how much damage one bisque deer can do to a car. My advice is to put away your cell phone and pay attention to these pale creatures when they cross the road."
Posted by nancyandburt at 7:58 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Felix Concolor of Fargo North Dakota was arrested in the alley behind the studio late last night. Animal control officers from the surrounding Near West suburbs swarmed the neighborhood after reports of pet snacking by a wild and hungry white cougar were phoned into the local 911 call center. The cowering cougar was cornered in the back yard of a house at the intersection of the Harvey Ave. West alley and Randolph street. It took approximately 25 officers to subdue the wild animal. No shots were fired from the numerous rifles and handguns aimed at the frightened 18 ounce cat.
Posted by nancyandburt at 7:35 AM