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Two highway patrolmen stop a driver for speeding on the state highway in Waxahachie, Texas. As they are writing up the ticket, one trooper turns to the other and asks, "How do you spell Waxahachie?" The other one replies, "I don't know." "What are we going to do?" the first one asks. "If we spell it wrong, the judge will dismiss the charge." "Well," says his partner, "why don't we just let him go and stop him again when he gets to Waco?"
====From Lorna Hi Webby, a few years ago you had a phantastic piece about a Hawaian Good Luck sign and a bumper sticker. Could you please run that one again ? Thanks, Lorna==== Sure, Lorna. It's a bit long, but well worth it. Got a letter from Grandma the other day--this is what it said: The other day I went into a local Christian bookstore and saw a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. Well, I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir practice and a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it on my car. Boy, I'm glad I did! What an uplifting experience followed! I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It's a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed. Then I found that LOTS of people love Jesus! Why, while I was sitting there, the guy behind me started honking like crazy, leaned out his window and hollered, "For the love of God! Go! Go! Jesus Christ! Go!" What an exuberant cheerleader for the Lord he was! Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love. There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him say something about a "sunny beach." I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air, so I asked my teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I've never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign back. My grandson burst out laughing--even he was enjoying this religious experience! A couple people were so caught up in the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking toward me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask me what church I attended, but I noticed that the light had changed. So I waved to all my sisters and brothers grinning and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through before the light changed again and felt kind of sad to leave all those people behind after the love we'd shared, so I slowed down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Cesar Velez-Velez, 51, in Lawrenceville, Georgia Fugitive On Run For 29 Years Caught Running Red Light Fugitive On Run For 29 Years Caught Running Red Light Updated: 3:55 pm EDT June 30, 2009 LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -- Gwinnett County police have arrested a fugitive who was on the run for 29 years on a drug charge after stopping him for running a red light. Police say 51-year-old Cesar Velez-Velez was one of more than 400 people stopped for a warning during a "public education campaign" about newly installed red right-turn arrows at a busy intersection. Although right turns on red are legal in Georgia, it is illegal to turn on a red arrow. The officer who stopped Velez-Velez June 23 became suspicious when he acknowleged living in Georgia for 12 years but only had a North Carolina driver's license. The officer ran a records check and discovered Velez-Velez was wanted by the U.S. Marshal's Service on a 1980 charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Vanessa Re: DIN and ISO numbers on camera Dear Webby A friend told me to mess with the DIN/ASA/ISO settings on my camera to reach further into the dark. Unfortunately, he was using all kinds of weird technical terms, probably because he didn't really understand it himself. So I figured I would ask you. You can 'splain things so that mere mortals and even Blondes can understand it. Thanks Vanessa Dear Vanessa In the old days those numbers used to refer to the size of the crystals or grains in the film. The bigger the grains, the more sensitive to light, but also the pictures were coarser, "grainier". For fine portraits in good light you used a film with a low number, and exposed it a bit longer. For fast action shots like races, where you didn't have time for long exposures, or for low light conditions, you used a film with a high number. Coarse, but fast. Digital cameras fake it with the smooth analog amplifier between the detector and the digitizing computer. That doesn't make the picture coarse, but the picture comes out as if there was more light than there actually was. That trick works beautifully in low light conditions, for example people lit up by the light of a camp fire or candle, IF you make sure that the camp fire or the candle is NOT in the picture. If it is, it's brightness too will be exaggerated. And make sure that you return the setting to normal before morning, otherwise every daylight picture will be too light. Have FUN! DearWebby
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