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Following is a preview of tomorrow’s headlines

Residents of a Carbondale neighborhood are up in arms over a house allegedly being used as an alcohol recovery center.Dewey Fanti, who lives at 1208 Catherine Court, said the house next door recently sold. On Thursday, July 28, he noticed some a large group of men entering the house.There were nine guys in a car and seven guys in another and there were no children or wives, he said.The next day while he was out working in the yard, he saw one of the residents and introduced himself. When he asked the man, who said his name was Vincent, if the group was renting the house, Vincent said, I cant tell you anything about it.However, Vincent invited Fanti into the house where he saw the group sitting in a circle filling out paperwork.I said, Hi, Im your neighbor, Fanti said. Asked to come back after the meeting, Fanti returned about an hour and a half later and introduced himself to the owner.He wouldnt tell me his last name, Fanti said.The owner, who gave his name as Chris, acknowledged he intended to operate an alcohol recovery program, said hed opened five in-home recovery centers in other states.

Not all men are afraid to cry and, as Paris Hilton would say, Thats hot! The Silt Heyday jalapeo-eating contest puts that theory to the test.On the first Saturday of the past five Augusts, men and a few brave women have sat down to a quick snack of five green cone-shaped chili peppers. The tastebud-warming fruits, which are not as hot as habaneros but can still make tears swell in contestants eyes, offer an amusing break between watermelon seed-spitting and pie feeding.Last year we were really egging them on with the mike, said Peggy Swank, a Heyday committee member since 1994. We have a guy at the City Market in Rifle who picks us the best jalapeos, and he sends us the really, really hot peppers as tiebreakers. We have some people who quit before they can get them all down.See Friday’s Options section for more information on Silt Heyday events and entertainment.

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