LOGANSPORT, Ind. - The mayor of Logansport won't have to worry about his yellow Chevrolet Corvette getting any more $20 parking tickets outside the City Building: He's creating his own spot in an area previously reserved for police squad cars in the city about 75 miles north of Indianapolis.

The Pharos-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/MFdQR1 ) that a new parking space with a sign reading "Mayor Parking Only" was created Monday. Mayor Ted Franklin says he has been at odds with some members of the police department.

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He was ticketed Friday. Franklin says the nose of his Corvette was sticking into a no-parking zone. A police report says the Corvette was ticketed after someone complained they had received a ticket for the same offense.

Franklin says he paid the ticket Monday.