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The telephone replay will require you to enter conference ID: 13583005#. An online replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Company's website. Both formats of replay will be available through August 22, 2014. Please allow approximately two hours after the live presentation before attempting to access the replay. About LKQ Corporation LKQ Corporation ( www.lkqcorp.com ) is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Australia and Taiwan. LKQ operates more than 700 facilities, offering its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles. Forward Looking Statements The statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding our outlook or guidance, expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are not currently known to us.
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5 Safety measure to be highlighted at community event By Kelli Davis, Teen correspondentJuly 31, 2014 09:40 am The community will be celebrating National Night Out on Aug. 5, and everyone is invited. The very first National Night Out was in 1984, when it was thought up by the National Association of Town Watch, which is a non-profit organization made for the purpose of promoting crime determent and showing people the facilities around them that are made for their benefit. Rohnert Parks National Night Out came back last year after a hiatus caused by lack of funding. As the event is free for everybody who wants to come and join in the festivities, the funds are provided by local companies who have chosen to donate money to the cause. The event is here for the purpose of teaching people in the city various safety measures, such as firefighting, CPR, and bicycle safety for little kids. During the festival, there will be a number of food options provided by places like Russottis Jumbo Hot Dogs, Sol Azteca, Top That Frozen Yogurt, and a local bake sale. Besides the food, there will be appearances by Sonoma County Search and Rescue Bloodhounds, representatives from the SMART train to teach about railroad safety, and a fire prevention demonstration that children will be encouraged to help with. There are plenty of entertainment options for any kids who attend, like a Public Safety jump house, animals from the Rohnert Park animal shelter, and fingerprinting ID kits for those kids who are interested. Public Safety officers will be there as well as firefighters who will be bringing their trucks along with them. Target will have a booth that everyone can visit, and, for the adults, there will be a demonstration done by CHP officers showing how to properly put a child seat in a vehicle. Overall, this event is put on to show the community all of the services that are available to them.
Scotty Van Hawk, owner of a College Avenue property at which the height of front yard grass had been the subject of council discussion and action last summer as well as in recent weeks, addressed the council during the citizen input portion of the meeting. Van Hawk, who identified himself as a representative of the 27 Group, told the council he -- as a professional motorcycle rider -- has led helmet safety programs for several years at the elementary school here, and while driving through town saw some properties for sale. "The company I work for suggested I invest in this town and I did so, and they have regrets," he said." Last summer, the length of grass at a house owned by the group, on College Avenue, became the subject of complaint at several council meetings, as well as the subject of a letters from the town requesting the grass be cut. In that instance, the town eventually cut the grass, billing the owner for the work. Van Hawk said he recently received a letter designating his College Avenue property a nuisance, something visit their website about which he and town manager Dave Schoeff discussed numerous times last year. He added ten percent of his yard was "designated as natural landscape, which was also voted a nuisance by this board (which also) concluded a forfeiture of a substantial grant from an environmental group." Van Hawk also defended both the College Avenue and the Lake Shore Drive properties as having been maintained in conformity to the town's code, adding that the town's pursuit of the matter "is absolutely personal...there's no way it's anything but personal." He decried area residents complaining about the property, but not identifying themselves in doing so, as "the Culver Cowards' Club," and suggested the town consider handling all lawn care within its borders at no charge. Council member Lynn Overmyer retorted that the College Avenue property is "unsightly" and asked what is being done with the house, which she said isn't being lived in. Schoeff affirmed, to Van Hawk's question, that the lawn had been mowed following the recent mailing of a letter expressing the need to do so. Van Hawk added the 27 Group "won't invest any more money into Culver," something about which Overmyer said she's "very happy, if their property looks like that." Concluding several more heated exchanges with Overmyer, Van Hawk suggested "communication (from the town and residents regarding the matter) would fix it all." SOUTH SIDE PROPERTIES Van Hawk's comments came after Culver resident Chris Chambers questioned why the town pursued nuisance complaints against some properties -- including the former City Tavern Building on Lake Shore Drive, which is associated with Van Hawk -- but has not addressed what Chambers described as ongoing problems at two properties on Obispo Street on Culver's south side. Chambers told the council he had been asked to mow the former City Tavern property and did so, but said the Obispo properties -- which he described as currently abandoned -- have been in poor condition for some seven years and continue to deteriorate.
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She says she's seen the positive impacts of big stores moving into neighborhoods in other parts of the country where's she's lived. Now groceries are just a short walk from her doorstep. According to Elizabeth Renshaw, president of the North Shore Merchants Collective, not all area businesses owners were on board at first. They were unsure if the store would fit seamlessly into the community as far as its look and keeping the busy retail area pedestrian-friendly. A North Shore business owner and resident herself, Renshaw says the collective worked closely with the city of Chattanooga to make it a success. "I think they've done a really good job at trying to make it as appropriate for the community as it possibly could on that piece of property," says Renshaw. She goes on to say that attitudes are turning positive, and nearby businesses are looking forward to developing a good relationship with Publix. Other North Shore shoppers and residents agree and believe the new business is a good thing overall. "I guess it's good. Another place to shop for food," says Fernando Vela who lives on the North Shore. "Can't wait until Wednesday!" says Alizia Worsham, a regular North Shore shopper.
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The Palestinian Health Ministry said 20 were killed. Wednesday's attack was the sixth on a U.N.-run school since the conflict began on July 8. Amnesty International, noting that UNRWA shared its coordinates with the Israeli army 17 times, said the Jabalya attack was a "likely war crime." "If the strike on this school was the result of Israeli artillery fire it would constitute an indiscriminate attack and a likely war crime," said Philip Luther, director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. "Artillery should never be used against targets in crowded civilian areas and its use in such a manner would never be considered a 'surgical' strike." Israel has said errant Hamas rocket fire is responsible for some of the attacks in Gaza The violence between Israel 's military and Palestinian militants is playing out against a backdrop of failed humanitarian cease-fire attempts, with militants firing rockets from Gaza have pulled their ambassadors out of Tel Aviv to protest the Israeli offensive. Israel , in turn, has accused Hamas of hiding weapons, including rockets, in schools and launching attacks from near shelters. The incessant attacks and counterattacks are taking a terrible toll on Gazans. More than 219,000 Palestinians are packed into 86 shelters across Gaza , the U.N. said. That equals about 12% of all of Gaza 's population.
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sales totaled 15.6 million in 2013. Chrysler saw the biggest gain in July, with sales up 20 percent to 140,102, led by the Ram pickup and the new Jeep Cherokee small SUV. Chrysler sold nearly 15,000 Cherokees, almost matching sales of the larger Grand Cherokee. Jeep sales rose 41 percent overall. Toyota said its U.S. sales gained 12 percent to 215,802 on double-digit gains for the Camry and Corolla sedans and a 37 percent increase in sales of the newly redesigned RAV4. Toyota edged out Ford, whose sales increased 10 percent to 204,373. The country's best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-Series pickup, was up 5 percent to 63,240, while Ford's new Transit Connect van was up 41 percent. GM's sales rose 9 percent to 256,160 as strong demand for its new large SUVs outweighed lingering concerns about the automaker's recent string of recalls. Chevrolet Tahoe sales were up 51.5 percent. Other automakers said: a Honda's sales fell 4 percent to 135,908.