You know how it works. You have a bucket of ice water dumped on your head and you get to challenge three people to either do the same within 24 hours or send the ALS Association a $100 donation.
When Robert Granger, president at CEO of St. Francis Hospital, took the ALS Association's ice water bucket challenge Tuesday, he challenged, among other people, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson to follow suit.
Tomlinson, who is tying up loose ends before leaving for Copenhagen, Denmark in a few days, told the Ledger-Enquirer that her schedule wouldn't allow her time to get doused, then get dried off and changed and then get to her next meeting. So she's opting to write a check instead.
She could have sent one of her staff, Lacey Morrison or Josina Pittman Greene to take a bucket for the team, but the ALS folks will probably be happy with the check.
We're not sure about ice, but we definitely know the PAC isn't a fan of billboards.
No billboards allowed.
That was a common declaration at the Columbus Planning Advisory Commission meeting Wednesday morning as various commercial entities sought rezoning in the city for one reason or another.
That included Walmart, which is now looking to build a Neighborhood Market on Blackmon Road. At the end of the company's presentation, laying out the project, PAC member Travis Chambers made a motion to recommend approving the rezoning and forward it to council.
But that was not before declaring: Conditions include no billboards allowed on the property.
In fact, Columbus has been working to get a handle on the proliferation of billboards across the city, creating "overlay districts" that aim restrict and ban their use in certain areas.
The "no billboard" condition was also mentioned in rezoning cases involving a convenience store and a Family Dollar store, with the applicant of the latter pledging to take down the billboard on the Forest Road property.
Billboards don't play
well at PAC. What about zip lines?
Or how about a zip line at Columbus State University?
Nobody can say CSU does not know how to welcome students.
This week, the school is having a Cougar Kickoff that features events, some educational, some recreational, every day from Sunday through Sunday.
At a picnic on the main campus Wednesday a zip line stretching from the back of the clock tower to the Greek Center was the main event and plenty of students took advantage of it.
A few of the other recreational events include a RiverPark picnic at Woodruff Park with free food, a "Presidential Tour" bike ride with school president Tim Mescon, a movie screening of "2 Fast, 2 Furious, a Callaway Beach Bash at Callaway Gardens with transportation provided and an on campus ice cream party.
Welcome back, students. We missed you, and so did our economy.
Kudos to Aaron Cohn Middle School's message on the changeable sign at the entrance off Garrett Road:
"Respect your parents. They passed school without Google!"