Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

What's in a Name: Is It Leonid or Lenoid?

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

What's in a Name: Is It Leonid or Lenoid?

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Byline: Sandy Strickland

Dear Call Box: I know that the Department of Transportation corrected the spelling of Philips Highway. I have been wondering when Leonid Road on the Northside will be corrected. It should be Lenoid Road. I believe it was misspelled when the city went from the concrete street posts to the green metal signs. It is spelled correctly on old city maps and street names, but for the last 30 plus years, it has been spelled wrong. I drive this road nearly every day.

B.P., Jacksonville

Dear B.P.: We checked a city directory from 1962 and found it spelled Leonid so that spelling goes back at least half a century. The city's traffic engineering and planning departments have been made aware of the spelling on the signs and are looking into their history and the spelling of the name, said Tia Ford, city spokeswoman.

If anyone has information on who Leonid or Lenoid is, please let Call Box know.

Dear Call Box: The other day I was in line at my local post office when I noticed a customer at the counter with several boxes taped together with air holes.

I thought I was imagining things when I saw the boxes shake a little. Then I saw them move again. Then, all of a sudden, the post office was filled with a loud "cock-a-doodle-do" and then again. Then again and again. Is the mailing of live animals not prohibited?

C.H., Westside

Dear C.H.: We checked with Twana Barber, a communications specialist with the United States Postal Service and found it is OK to mail some live animals, including roosters, under certain conditions.

The following live, day-old animals are acceptable for mailing when properly packaged: chickens, ducks, emus, geese, guinea birds, partridges, pheasants (from April to August), quail and turkeys. All other types of live, day-old poultry are non-mailable. Day-old poultry vaccinated with Newcastle disease (live virus) also are non-mailable.

Disease-free adults birds may be mailed domestically when shipped under applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. …

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