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Q: Now that there is frost in the ground are they done pouring cement on the second phase of University Avenue reconstruction in Cedar Falls?

A: Cedar Falls City Engineer Jon Resler replies: “All of the major pours of street pavement are done for the season. There may still be a driveway, portion of a sidewalk or temporary concrete poured in the next week or so. We are monitoring frost so the integrity of any concrete is not compromised. Major work by the contractor will wrap up (this) week.”

Q: Is “Paternity Court”still on TV?

A: It is still in production.

Q: Will “Hooten and the Lady” be back on the CW?

A: No, the show has been canceled.

Q: What was the house number on Adams Street where the Sullivan brothers lived?

A: The Sullivan family lived at 98 Adams St. in Waterloo.

Q: There is a picture taken by Brandon Pollock with the article “Cedar Falls Main Street plan on hold” in the Nov. 26 Courier. Where is the picture taken?

A: It was just north of 18th and Main, looking toward University Avenue.

Q: In a previous Call the Courier question it asked where to send the hand salute to children in the hospital in Iowa City. Can you explain what this is all about?

A: This year it’s become a new tradition at University of Iowa football games for people in the stands at Kinnick Stadium to turn and wave to patients in the new children’s hospital. With football season and “the Wave” ending, an Iowa City woman, Linda Fobian, is asking people to trace their hands and decorate them for the kids, often with little notes or messages, as a way for the Wave to continue.

Q: Why shouldn’t the Bible be the law of the land? It outlaws murder, stealing and adultery.

A: Different parts of the Bible also outlaw, say, charging interest and eating pork and shellfish, but are fine with slavery, polygamy and taking an eye for an eye. It’s a vast and sprawling book, written many centuries ago, one which sincere and conscientious believers disagree on how to interpret. In a nation with no official state religion and many citizens who are not Christian, it can’t replace a modern civil code of justice.

Q: Why are the Waterloo Public Schools no longer publicizing the board agenda? Now you have to pay for it and it is no longer on the website.

A: Waterloo Community Schools recently reorganized and revamped its website, said spokeswoman Tara Thomas, in part to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The district will add board agendas back to the website in the future once compliance standards are met. In the meantime, agendas are available upon request at no charge.

Questions are taken on a special Courier phone line at 234-3566. Questions are answered by Courier staff and staff at the Waterloo Public Library.


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