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Today is Thursday, May 17

CHICAGO (UPI) -- With security in Chicago beefed for this 
weekend's NATO summit it was absolutely wrong time to rob 
a bank, a police officer said. 

Officer John McCarthy told the Chicago Tribune that he and 
his partner cornered a robbery suspect immediately after a 
man help up the Fifth Third Bank in Old Town on Monday. 

The officers found cash on the man and brought him back 
to the bank where he was immediately identified as the robber. 

McCarthy said the robber picked a "bad time" to hold up a 
bank given the heavy police presence on Chicago streets 
for the NATO summit. 

"It was just poor planning on his part," McCarthy said.
With police outnumbering the protesters and everybody 
behaving, a bank robbery must have been a welcome
bit of excitement.

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Today in 
0218 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
1527 Pánfilo de Narvaéz departs to explore Florida
1536 Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed 
1620 1st merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey) 
1630 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter
1630 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface
1787 English slave ship Sisters, from Africa to Cuba, capsizes 
1814 Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden
1845 Rubber band patented 
1846 Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax 
1881 Revised version of New Testament 
1884 Alaska becomes a US territory 
1932 Congress changes the name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico"
1940 Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France 
1942 Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler 
1942 Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler 
1948 Israel "liberates" Acre, Nebi Yusha & Telel-Kadi 
1961 Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers 
1969 Russian probe Venera 6 lands on Venus
1970 Thor Heyerdahl crosses the Atlantic on reed raft Ra 
1980 Major race riot in Miami FL - 16 killed, 300 injured 
1983 Israel & Lebanon sign a peace treaty 
1997 Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London 
2012  smiled

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The minister's little six-year-old girl had been so naughty during the week, that her mother decided to give her the worst kind of punishment. She told her she couldn't go to the Sunday School Picnic on Saturday. When the day came, her mother felt she had been too harsh and changed her mind. When she told the little girl she could go to the picnic, the child's reaction was one of gloom and unhappiness. "What's the matter? I thought you'd be glad to go to the picnic." her mother said. "It's too late!" the little girl said. "I've already prayed for rain!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Man Dressed as Dead Mother for 6 Years Just when you think you've heard it all, a man goes and dresses up like his dead mother -- for six years -- in order to continue cashing in on her Social Security benefits. Thomas Prusik-Parkin was in court yesterday for allegedly collecting over $115,000 of his deceased mother Irene's government benefits after she died in 2003. How did he do it? Well, first, he reportedly changed Irene's death certificate, adding a fake Social Security number and birthday, making it seem it was for somebody else and like she was still alive. Then he went to the DMV to renew her driver's license, dressed like her. And then when people started growing suspicious of him during a real estate battle, he threw on a coat of nail polish, a red cardigan, and some lipstick and met with the DA's office. What could possibly go wrong, right? He ahs been in jail for 3 years so far, during the investigation, and faces up to 22 more years. His buddy is in jail too, as an accomplice.
Tech Support Pits: From: Mark RE: Converting email Dear Webby, How can I convert my email from Thunderbird to Eudora? We use Eudora at work at my new job and I love it! I can look up mails from the early 90's and everything is nicely sorted into separate mailboxes by department and client. I want to use it at home too now. Thunderbird is a lot newer and the Classic Eudora (6.2.5) does not have a way to import stuff from a program, that was written much later. is there a way to get mail across somehow, or should I just abandon it and start fresh? Thanks Mark Dear Mark Get a new, additional address from your ISP. Normally there is no charge for that. Set Eudora up to use that new address. Then forward all your mail to that new address. The mail will have forwarding marks, but it is old mail anyway, so that should not be a problem. Have FUN! DearWebby
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