Dear Webby: Notebook squeakers 

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Friday,  March 21, 2008
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Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. --- Laurence J. Peter
A stingy old man who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness is determined to prove wrong the saying, "You can't take it with you." After much thought and consideration, the old miser finally decides how to take at least some of his money with him when he goes. He instructs his wife to go to the bank and withdraw enough money to fill two pillowcases. Then he tells her to take the bags of money to the attic and leave them directly above his bed. He tells her that when he goes, he'll just reach out and grab the bags on his way to Heaven. Several weeks after the funeral, the widow is up in the attic cleaning and comes upon the two forgotten pillowcases stuffed with cash. "Oh, that old fool," she exclaims. "I knew he should have had me put the money in the basement."
When Sam returned to the house one evening, his wife Anni announced that the new cleaning woman they had hired had stolen two towels. "Yeah," said Sam very disinterested, and reclining on the sofa, "that wasn't very nice of her to do." "You're darn right it wasn't," Anni said. "And they were the two best towels we had... the ones we got from the Hilton Hotel while we were on vacation."
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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Allison Ayala, 17, and a 15-year-old girl in Chatham, Massachusetts Alert Neighbors! March 19, 2008 - Chatham, Massachusetts - UPI Two Massachusetts teenagers have been charged with using a summer house on Cape Cod to party. Allison Ayala, 17, and a 15-year-old girl were arrested Friday evening as they left the house in Chatham, the Cape Cod Times reported. Neighbors called police when they saw an open door and unfamiliar teenagers inside. Police Lt. Michael Anderson said that, judging from the state of the house, the teens had been making themselves at home for at least a week. There were dirty dishes in the sink, empty liquor bottles scattered around and food and booze spilled on the floor. Investigators were unsure if the teens brought their own booze or drank what they found. "We're pretty convinced there are more kids involved and hopefully with further investigation we'll find them," Anderson said. Summer residents often find signs that unauthorized visitors have been in their houses, Anderson said, but catching them in the act is more unusual. Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Elvira Re: Scratchy sound from notebook Dear Webby Music on my notebook sounds really scratchy. I tried WinAmp and other programs with graphic equalizers, but nothing helps. Do you have any advice? Elvira Dear Elvira You can't expect the lower harmonics from those shirt button size squeakers. If you want decent music, you have two choices: get yourself some good earphones, or a cable from the speaker output on the notebook to your home stereo or a portable boom box. Spring cleaning season and garage sales will start soon. You should be able to find a boom box with big speakers for a bargain price. Amplified by the boom box and projected from big speakers, even the tinniest notebook will sound fantastic. Have FUN! DearWebby

Thanks to Linda for this: I've had 2 Bypass surgeries. A hip replacement, new knees. Fought prostate cancer, and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation, hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But.....Thank God, I still have my Florida driver's license!

Deeli's Kudos March 19, 2008 - Sanford, Michigan - AP At her seventh birthday party, Amber Birdsall thought the huge gift box wrapped in pink paper likely hid a pair of bicycles. She was wrong. Inside was something she wanted even more her stepfather, a soldier who had been deployed overseas. ''This is way better than bikes,'' Amber said. The surprise began a few weeks ago when Amber told her inquiring mother that all she wanted for her birthday was to have her stepfather return home from serving 10 months in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Her mother, Trisha Johnson, 34, relayed Amber's wish to her 39-year-old husband the same day that the girl expressed it. Army Spc. Glenn Johnson immediately started on the paperwork, not expecting his request for a leave to be granted because he is scheduled to come home for good in June. Much to their surprise, his request for more than a week of leave was granted. When Amber and her 9-year-old sister, Kathy Birdsall, opened a colorfully wrapped refrigerator box, Glenn Johnson was inside. ... s-true.htm

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