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Brookfield City News

Cindy moved to Brookfield in 1994 with her husband and three children in tow. It's been a very interesting seventeen years.

The sirens never sounded

 I'm writing this in part as a follow up to our own recent tornado siren debate, and in part just to share my story. Of course you all remember the City of Brookfield debate that ended up in our spending another hundred thousand to update the equipment and keep warning sirens in our area going for a few more years. Though the media kind of tried to get a few stories out of it, the whole thing will little more than staff thinking one way and residents thinking another and the mayor and aldermen getting caught in the middle.

But, a couple of days ago, a tornado blew through Woodward, Oklahoma and killed five people including three children.

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Checking out a book on the Kindle

I finally gave in and bought a Kindle a few months ago. I am a book person, a hard-core bind-my-own signed-collection book person. And now, I love my Kindle.

I chose a Kindle because it was under $100 and it uses an e-ink system that doesn't backlight the screen. I spend way too much time on a computer as it is. I swear (though it's never been confirmed and could well be coincidence with the phenomenon known as aging) that my eyes have suffered as a result of staring at a backlit computer screen so much.

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