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  • a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada
  • A telephone numbering plan is a type of numbering scheme used in telecommunications to allocate telephone numbers to subscribers and to route telephone calls in a telephone network. A closed numbering plan, such as found in North America, imposes a fixed total length to numbers.
  • The Chinese Telephone Code Plan is the way to group telephone numbers in the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Land lines and mobile phones follow different systems: land lines use area codes, while mobile phones do not.
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  • * Gallienus repels the invasion of the Goths in the Balkans. * The general of Gallienus’ army, Victorinus, defects to Postumus. * Gallienus gives the order to fortify Milan and Verona.
  • 260 (two hundred [and] sixty) is the magic constant of the n×n normal magic square and n-queens problem for n = 8, the size of an actual chess board.
  • To call in Malawi, the following format is used: There are no city codes for Malawi

area code 265

area code 265 – Scientific Explorer

Scientific Explorer Blissful Body Mist
Scientific Explorer Blissful Body Mist
Scientific Explorer: Blissful Body Mist Kit. This exceptional series of home science kits is based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program pioneered at UC Berkley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. Acclaimed for excellence as a teaching resource. Create 3 custom body mists! This package contains three 2oz/59ml body mist bases, 0.07oz/2ml each of pink, green & yellow dye/fragrance, 0.11oz/3g sequins, and an activity guide. Recommended for children ages 8 and up. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Jacob Riis School Demolition

Jacob Riis School Demolition
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Ironic isn’t it since the school is now gone – November, 2007.

The following information is from some obscure Chicago Public School Report I found on the internet. I guess this is why it was destroyed? The final blow came in 2001 when the energy conservation budget fell through.

Riis School – #5620
Jacob A. Riis School
1018 South Lytle Street
Chicago, Illinois
Region 3
Constructed in 1915
School Assessment:
CPS has conducted physical building condition assessments for the entire school system. The primary focus of these evaluations has been on the exterior envelope (roof, windows, and masonry) in order to stabilize the building environment. The assessment team’s analysis determined that Riis School is in poor condition. The assessment team also assessed the condition of major components of life safety and code compliance, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, technology infrastructure, interior finishes and equipment, security, site and ADA.

Project(s) Overview (by Fiscal Year):
Year 1998
Type MCR Roof, window, masonry, security, site and environmental work
Estimated Budget – $2,265,000
Funding Source- For year 1998

1998 NPL-New Playlot
Estimated Budget – $60,000
Funding Phase II

1999 ET – MDF Room and Admin. Connection
Estimated Budget – TBD
FY 1999

ET – Computer Technology Project
Estimated Budget – TBD
FY 1999

2001 IEE – Energy Conservation Project
Estimated Budget – $300,000

I found the following from the ecology of absence site which I highly recommend:

ecology of absence

Jacob Riis Elementary School
LOCATION: 1018 S. Lytle Street; Chicago, Illinois
ARCHITECT: Arthur F. Hussander
OWNER: Chicago Public Schools

The city government plans to demolish shuttered Jacob Riis Elementary School as part of rebuilding of the ABLA Homes project, despite the school building’s excellent physical condition. The Chicago Public Schools closed Riis in 2001. Riis School is a sturdy and remarkable example of early Chicago Public Schools architecture, which diverges dramatically from St. Louis’ early Ittner and Milligan style. Riis is rather boxy and strictly symmetrical, but is nonetheless a striking visual anchor in the Taylor Street area.
Why is Riis being demolished? To make way for a wholesale condo-and-apartment development that will replace the ABLA Homes, one of Chicago’s oldest public housing projects. The projected rise in enrollment from the surrounding neighborhoods — which will experience population boosts from the ABLA development project — will necessitate opening a new school in the area.

That is, if the new development allows families to come back to the area. Perhaps an influx of childless Loop office workers will permanently displace the working class families of Taylor Street. After all, the nearby University of Illinois at Chicago has already decimated the historic African-American Maxwell Street area for a similar bland world of one-brick-thick boxes.
Maxwell and Taylor Streets once were the scene of economic diversity and use diversity. People can still see some of that world remaining on Taylor, where add-on storefronts abut row houses next door to apartment buildings and the public library. This mixed-use area is vital and active, but for how much longer will depend on the whims of the city development agencies as they import the suburban single-use zones under the guise of New Urbanist styles.

day 265 – apple

day 265 - apple
Day 265: Thursday, September 22, 2011: Apple

There are many things that I love about our place that were here when we moved in: The woods, the Fort Trees (the kids added the forts, of course), the walnut trees, the nice flat area that became my garden, the defeated grapevines that came back to vibrant life when we watered them, even the code-violating deck that was repurposed into raised beds. High on this list of things, though, is our apple tree, which is JUST the right size to be highly productive and yet manageable at picking time, and which bears apples that are perfectly tart when they’re green, and still crisply sweet when they turn yellow. Plus they’re just plain pretty.