Q: In Waverly, how long can a pontoon boat be parked on a street?

A: We couldn’t find any specific laws regulating boat parking in the City of Waverly code. Nonetheless, the code specifies no vehicle can be parked in one spot on a public street for more than 48 hours, and violators may be ticketed or towed.

Q: Were any of the people who purchased plots for their pets at Platt’s Cemetery reimbursed when Platt’s sold this land to someone else?

A: Not that we know of.

Q: When will CMI in Waverly be hiring?

A: They are now. Email angie.scribner@cmi-roadbuilding.com for information.

Q: Why is it a big deal that Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel?

A: For decades, U.S. policy has been trying to avoid declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel in the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, as the Palestinians also claim Jerusalem as their capital. The United Nations regards East Jerusalem as occupied, and international consensus is the city’s status must be resolved through negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Some believe Trump’s declared intention to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could ruin U.S. credibility as a mediator in any peace talks.

Q: Did people talk about a white Christmas before the Irving Berlin song was written?

A: Yes. The phrase shows up as early as the 1850s, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, while Berlin wrote the song in 1941.

Q: When is “Flip or Flop” coming back with Tarek and Christina? How about “Love it or List It”?

A: According to HGTV, Christina and Tarek will return this winter with 20 new episodes of “Flip or Flop.” And the new season of “Love it or List It” is expected to start in July 2018.

Q: Why wasn’t there a TV guide in the Dec. 22 paper?

A: There was. If you didn’t receive one, please call us at (319) 291-1444.

Q: Is Rick Coleman still with KWWL?

A: Yes. He is the sports director with the station.

Q: Sholom Rubashkin — was he a Russian immigrant?

A: Sholom Rubashkin was born in Brooklyn. His father was born in Russia.

Q: When was the last time the Waterloo Airport went an entire month without the temperature rising above freezing? How many times has this happened in recorded history?

A: State climatologist Harry Hillaker told us yesterday, “Temperature data are available in the Waterloo area back to 1895. There have been only two calendar months when the temperature failed to climb above freezing: January 1977 (27 degrees was the warmest) and January 1979 (30 degrees). Nevertheless, there have been a total of 14 streaks of temperatures at or below freezing for 30 days or more, but none of the other 12 included all of a single calendar month. The most recent streak of 30 days or more was from Dec. 30, 2008, through Jan. 30, 2009 (32 days). The longest streak with temperatures failing to climb above freezing was 52 consecutive days from Dec. 30, 1978, through Feb. 19, 1979. Today will be the 13th consecutive day of the current streak of freezing temperatures.”

Q: Where does the National Rifle Association get its funding?

A: The NRA gets its money from donations, grants, royalties, advertising, membership dues and program fees.

Q: Are I bonds still being sold?

A: Yes, according to the U.S. Treasury. Go to www.treasurydirect.gov for details.

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