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Good Morning,  !
Today is Thursday,May 10

Today I have to go for one of those blood tests, where you 
have to fast before it. That seems funny to me. I used to
be quite casual about eating and frequently skipped a meal
or two. Then with diabetes, and fighting it, I was told to
not only eat regularly, but to ensure I ate at least a plain 
oat meal cookie or something every two hours. OK, so I
got used to that. And now I am supposed to revert to my
old wicked ways?

It's not a big deal, just seems funny.

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Today in 
1267 Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
1278 Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining 
1427 Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
1497 Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 
1st voyage to New World
1503 Columbus discovers Cayman Islands 
1534 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland 
1655 Jamaica captured by English
1752 Benjamin Franklins 1st tests the lightning rod 
1797 1st Navy ship, the "United States" is launched 
1823 1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives 
at Fort Snelling
1908 1st Mother's Day observed (Philadelphia) 
1910 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England) 
1933 Paraguay declares war on Bolivia 
1940 French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands
1940 Nazi armies invade the Benelux countries of Netherlands, 
Belgium & Luxembourg 
1941 Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland 
1941 England's House of Commons & Holborn Theater 
destroyed in a blitz 
1944 Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan 
1945 Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese 
1945 A week after Germany surrendered, Russian troops 
occupy Prague 
1948 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel 
1959 Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan 
1960 US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st circumnavigation 
of globe under water
1968 Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & 
North Vietnam 
1969 Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space 
1969 US troops begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill 
1994 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st 
black president 
2012  smiled

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Motorist, 12, Busted For Wild Pizza Joy Ride MAY 4--A 12-year-old Indiana boy was arrested last night after he allegedly stole $20 from a neighbor, took his mother’s Ford Taurus, and went on a pizza run to Little Caesars with two younger children in the vehicle, police report. The child was collared after leading cops on a chase that included him striking another vehicle, an accident that left his passengers--a girl, 6, and her brother, 7--with minor injuries. The driver told officers that he knew police “were attempting to stop him, but did not stop because he was afraid.” The boy, whose name was redacted from a Beech Grove Police Department report, was booked last night on a variety of criminal charges and placed into a juvenile detention facility. According to investigators, the boy said that he took his mother’s car keys and first drove to an Indianapolis park to show his young passengers “where he plays baseball.” While there, a witness spotted the boy driving and called 911. However, Indianapolis cops were unable to locate the child. From there, the boy drove about three miles to Little Caesars, where he bought a pizza “using a $20 bill which he had stolen from a neighbor.” A witness, Melynda Golden, called cops when she spotted the boy drive away with “two younger children in the vehicle, but no adults.” Golden, 45, told police that she had earlier encountered the boy inside the pet shop where she works. Golden asked the child if he was with a parent, “to which the boy responded ‘no.’” When Golden saw the boy drive away from Little Caesars, she “attempted to block his escape with her own vehicle,” but he “drove over the business sidewalk to evade her.” Golden, who called police while following the Taurus, reported that the boy’s young passengers were “un-buckled and were being jostled about the car.” A Beech Grove cop eventually joined the pursuit as the boy weaved around cars, drove on the road’s shoulder, and struck a Jeep at an intersection (which left the Taurus leaking coolant). As officers prepared to use “stop sticks” to slow the boy down, he ran into traffic, allowing a cop to block the Taurus and take the child into custody. Medics were summoned to treat the three children for injuries suffered during the chase (the girl had a “large contusion to her forehead”). Jessica Strode, the mother of the two passengers, told police that she believed her children were being watched by Kimberly Terry, the mother of the 12-year-old driver. Terry, however, said that she was unaware that the younger children had even been at her home. The underage motorist told police that he had gone to Little Caesars because “the other children were hungry.”
Tech Support Pits: From: Erika Re: PIM Personal Information manager Dear Webby, Is there a PIM for use on a desktop and laptop computer that you can recommend? All the ones I have tried so far are klunky and awkward, and often expensive. Erika Dear Erika They are all klunky and awkward.. Especially until you get used to one. Don't expect a PIM to be a total solution, unless you make it yourself. I find a spreadsheet like Quattro or Excel comes closest to an ideal PIM. Prioritizing is a snap, you have layers for in-depth recording and details, inside and outside links are easy, and you have total flexibility. The drawback is that you have to be reasonably comfortable with spreadsheets. Second best is PlanPlus from FranklinCovey. It's basically just the good old Franklin Planner brought onto the computer. Like the Franklin Planner, it is based on Benjamin Franklins concept of prioritizing instead of focusing on time, like the DayTimers. It handles prioritizing smoothly, allows drag-and-drop rescheduling, and all the other stuff that lesser PIMs and PDAs have. It also synchronizes with Palm OS handhelds. The drawback is it's price, normally around $100, but occasionally discounted. If I was to buy one, instead of using spreadsheets, that one might be my choice. (If my. budget allowed it) If you want a free or cheap PIM, ArtPlus has EasyNoter for free at It's definitely a lightweight, but surprisingly good for a it's price. It has thoughtful touches like a link to the HungerSite on it's cover, a smoothly working photo-album that you can use for storing screenshots of maps or diagrams. Drawback is that prioritizing and rescheduling is rather awkward. Scheduled but not completed items tend to scroll out of the visible range, if you aren't watching for them and re-schedule them. However, other than that, it is quite good and beats many $50 PIMs. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Rodney and Bill were at a bar talking about how highly their wives thought of them. Bill said, "My wife thinks so much of me that she won't let me do any work around the house. It's incredible." Not to be out done, Rodney said, "That's nothing. My wife thinks I'm God." Confused Bill asked, "She thinks you're God? What makes you say that?" "Easy. Every night she places a burnt offering before me."
Daily tip from Get Books From The Library I am an avid reader, and would haunt book stores and buy a minimum 3 or 4 books a month. Then I started frequenting thrift stores and would come home with 10 or 12 at a time. I would donate my used books to a local senior center thrift store. Then I realized the library was across the street from the senior center thrift store and membership is free. Now I can read my favorite author from the first book to the most recent in order, and if the library doesn't have one of the books, they can get it from another library for me. Also, the library has subscriptions to many of the magazines I read, so I no longer subscribe to them. Sometimes I just go and spend a few hours reading the magazines at the library. Once in a while, I do find something I want to add to my personal library, however, all of this has saved me a lot of money in a year. By Dakota from CO Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:
A CHILD'S PERSPECTIVE ON ADULT BEHAVIOR HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. --Alan, age 10 No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. --Kirsten, age 10 WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. --Camille,age 10 No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married. It just leads to fighting and kids. --Freddie, age 6 HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED? You might have to guess, depending on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. --Derrick, age 8 WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON? Both don't want any more kids. --Lori, age 8 WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE? Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. --Lynnette, age 8 On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. --Martin, age 10 WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE? When they're rich. --Pam, age 7 The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. --Curt, age 7 The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. --Howard, age 8 IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. --Anita, age 9 HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED? There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? --Kelvin, age 8 HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK? Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a garbage truck. -- Katrina, age 10 Take the garbage out to the curb at night, so that the morning does not start with a fight. -- Peter, age 7 I would build a treehouse for the kids, as far away as possible, for some peace and quiet when I want to cuddle up with my wife on the couch. -- Thomas, age 8 The husband should not start laughing every time the smoke detector goes off in the kitchen and make the wife mad for the rest of the day. -- Barbie If the daddy brings home some flowers, even if they are the weird ones from the cemetery, then the mom forgets what she was going to argue about and they smile and smooch instead. -- Holly
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Reverend Smith, a respected church leader, arrived in a town to deliver a series of speeches. At a banquet the first evening, he noticed some reporters in the audience. Because he wanted to use some of the stories he told that night in his speeches the next day, he asked the reporters to omit them from their articles. One article that came out the next day, written by a cub reporter, concluded with this line: "Reverend Smith also told a number of stories that cannot be printed."
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