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Hoorays gave way to horror as the biker flipped headfirst over his handlebars, his body slamming against the asphalt of the Caesars parking lot and rolling several times before stopping.
Removing the concrete decks underlying the asphalt came next, many of which were installed in recent years as repairs had to be made to a bridge that had exceeded its useful 50-year life.
The final detail between the city of Aurora and the Fox Valley Park District — who should pay to actually tear up the old asphalt — has been worked out.
They were sprawled on the asphalt between him and the Mandalay Bay; some of them were crawling.
There is the image of Huser's eight-year-old daughter Cordelia, vomiting uncontrollably into a cowboy hat, a reaction to the trauma, her aquamarine jeans stained black from the asphalt.
The ensemble waved multicolored flags, danced and sang along to praise songs emanating from a small speaker on the asphalt.
While on the tarmac and loading ramps, pets are more susceptible to stress from freezing temperatures or sweltering heat absorbed by the asphalt paving a plane's runway.
Instead, a pointy high heel clicked onto the asphalt.
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