Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 16:50:33 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Cook stove I understand that the City of Columbia, Missouri, has an ordinance that says a house/townhouse/condo must have a "cook stove" when it is sold. The word "stove" would hardly accomplish the purpose of that ordinance. Some inspectors, I'm sure, might be convinced that a one-burner electric hotplate fills that bill, public "servants" being what they often are. Considering such matters as this city ordinance, I would want the census report to specify "cook stove" and not let "stove" serve as an equivalent. It's not just a matter of language apparently. DMLance