The More You Know

The new pub for animal lovers in town is Paw Print (pictured).

For the cynic on your holiday gift list, two books make above-average stocking stuffers. Skipping Christmas is by John Grisham (and 'loosely inspired' the Christmas with the Kranks movie; we found a copy for a few bucks at Morgan Adams, the used bookstore on Leestown)—and will do nicely for the average suburbanite exhausted by the holiday travails. For the truly bitter, go with David Sedaris's longtime classic, Holidays on Ice (which includes the brutally hilarious SantaLand Diaries, currently playing at Actors Guild).

If you have not yet found the perfect Kwanzaa gift, the new scrapbook, Speak, So You Can Speak Again, devoted to Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) may be an appropriate and appreciated selection. It's edited by her niece, Lucy Anne Hurston and the Hurston estate—and includes copies of manuscript pages, photos, correspondence, postcards, maps, and even a CD of Zora Neale Hurston, who died in 1960, broke, with all her books out of print at the time.

Call for Nominations

This Year's Models—our annual profile of Model Citizens making a difference in the Bluegrass—will be on stands December 22. Please send nominations (500 words or less) to: editor@aceweekly.com

Be sure to check out Page 18 for the official Bluegrass Bachelors nomination form.

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Mail: 486 West Second St , Lexington, Ky 40507


You Might Get a Vote. Maybe.

There will be a special meeting of the Urban County Council Thursday, December 16 at 7pm on a proposed Water Authority ordinance. The council will be deciding whether to allow voters a shot at amending the charter of the LFUCG. The Council that will be voting at the special meeting is a lame duck, and anything they do could be undone when the new coucil takes office in January.Steer Clear

Steer Clear

S. Martin Luther King Blvd. will be closed to northbound traffic from Maxwell to High St. thru Friday, Dec. 17 to install sewer lines. The suggested detour is Maxwell St. to Lexington Ave. to High St. All parking will be temporarily removed.

The eastbound lane of Beaumont Centre Circle opposite the entrance to the Kroger store on Monarch St. will be blocked thru Friday, Dec. 17, to locate a gas main.

N. Martin Luther King Blvd. will be closed to all traffic from Main St. to Short St. from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, while equipment is placed on the roof of Bank One.

The following streets will be closed one side at a time thru Dec. 23 for cable installation: Rose St., Euclid Ave., Woodland Ave., and Corral St.
W. Main St. will be blocked at Price Rd./Leestown Rd. thru Dec. 31 to install a water main under the sidewalk.

Holiday Health Dept Hours

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will operate on a special holiday schedule. On Wednesday, December 22, and Wednesday, December 29, the Primary Care Clinic will be open from 8am to 4:30pm (Normally open from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.) The Primary Care Clinic will be closed on December 23 and 24 in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

The clinic will also be closed on December 30 and 31 in observance of the New Year holiday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, January 3, 2005. If you are a clinic patient and have a non-emergency medical problem, please call 252.2371. If you—or a member of your family—are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Schedule Changes?

Public service agencies may submit holiday schedule changes to rkirkland@aceweekly.com for the December 22 and December 29 editions (each issue will be on stands Wednesday evenings, prior to the Christmas and prior to the New Year's holiday).

Although some deadlines are early, Ace will experience NO holiday disruption in our publication schedule, and will be on stands weekly as usual. Our pre-Christmas issue (This Year's Models: profiling Model Citizens) will be on stands Wednesday evening, December 22. Our year-end wrap-up (Health/Beauty/Fitness) pre- New Year's will be on stands Wednesday evening, December 29. Info, 225.4889, ext 235 or 229.

Tip Off

The big game this week will be Saturday in Louisville, so you won't have to worry about Rupp Arena traffic jams again until Wednesday night, December 22, when UK plays William and Mary.

To submit an advocacy/activism activity or event for Quickies, email rkirkland@aceweekly.com, or editor@aceweekly.com.

To submit an advocacy/activism activity or event for Quickies, email rkirkland@aceweekly.com, or editor@aceweekly.com.