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Today is Thursday, May 23.

The Griffiths Center, local hosting clients, needed an extra
volunteer to go count money at a band casino in Calgary.
The casino makes a generous donation to the Griffiths Center
in exchange for two days, two shifts of six people each day.
Last year apparently they donated $40,000.

I thought it would be interesting so I volunteered. It sure
was interesting to see the secure area of the casino, the
carts with the money boxes, and the counting operation.
My job, because it was a first for me, was to sort the
money from one box at a time into 5s, 10, 20s, 50s and 
hundreds, and put the stacks into glass racks. 

The next guy ran each stack through a counting machine,
the woman next to him punched the result into a computer
and passed that stack on to the next couple, who repeated 
the process.

Easy work, and a great way to get some funds for the
Griffiths Senior Center. They are at

Have FUN!

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"Aim for success not perfection... Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person." --- Dr. David Burns
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A husband, the owner of a new car, was somewhat reluctant to allow his wife to drive his prize possession even to the grocery store which was a few blocks from the house. After she insisted, he finally relented, cautioning her as she departed, "Remember, if you have an accident, the newspaper will print your age."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Selena Velasquez, 17, Albuquerque, N.M. Jailed After Threatening To Cry Rape Unless Man Pays $500 Per Week Reported by The Weekly vice Selena Velasquez, a 17-year-old New Mexico woman, has been jailed after she allegedly had consensual sex with a 43-year-old man, then threatened to file rape charges if he didn't pay her $500 per week. According to state police, Velasquez was at a Cinco de Mayo party in Pecos earlier this month when she met a 43-year-old man and had consensual sex with him. After the encounter, Velasquez allegedly told the man that she would report the sex as rape if he didn't pay her $500 every Friday for three consecutive weeks. Investigators say Velasquez made matters worse by visiting the man's work uninvited, repeatedly texting him and threatening to harm him and his daughter. After reporting the blackmailing scheme to police, investigators directed the victim to call Velasquez and agree to her demands while they monitored the call. The victim agreed to meet Velasquez at a local Walmart where he was to make the first $500 payment. When Valesquez showed up to collect payment and accepted an envelope filled with fake money, officers pounced. During questioning, Valesquez reportedly admitted to having consensual sex with the man. She was taken to jail shortly thereafter. She was booked into the Santa Fe County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with felony extortion. She was released on Monday. The man was not charged in the case because the age of consent in New Mexico is 16. Tech Support Pits From: Shanya Re: Megapixels Dear Webby, How important is the number of Megapixels of a camera? Aren't five of them enough? Shanya Dear Shanya Megapixels are only relevant when comparing cameras of the same maker. The number of megapixels is less important to me than their size and depth. I can take much better pictures with a 2 Megapixel Canon than with a 12 Megapixel HP, and reach much further into the dark. Even if you compare Canon cameras, a Rebel EOS T3 has very impressive data, and a big, heavy lens. Theoretically one should be able to take fantastic pictures with that heavy klunker. Actually, in real life, it is a fussy nuisance, and even though it has a big lens, it requires a lot of light for a decent picture. A professional can make good use of it, but most amateurs probably won't be that happy in spite of the very impressive data. The Rebel EOS T3 is an affordable PRO camera. For casual every day use, go for a Canon PowerShot. It produces fantastic pictures, even though the data are not really that impressive. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An elderly husband and wife noticed they were beginning to forget little things around the house. They were afraid that this could be dangerous so they decided to go see a doctor to get some help. Their doctor told them that many people their age find it useful to write themselves little notes as reminders. This seemed like an excellent idea. When they got home, the wife said, "Honey, will you please go to the kitchen and get me a dish of ice cream? Why don't you write that down so you won't forget?" "Nonsense," said the husband, "I can remember a dish of ice cream!" "I'd also like some strawberries on it. You better write that down, because I know you'll forget." "Don't be silly," replied the husband. "A dish of ice cream and some strawberries. I can remember that!" "OK, dear, but I'd like you to put some whipped cream on top. Now you'd really better write it down now. You'll forget," said the wife. "No problem, ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream." With that, the husband shut the kitchen door behind him. The wife could hear him getting out pots and pans and making lots of noise. He emerged from the kitchen about 15 minutes later. Walking over to his wife, he presented her with a plate of bacon and eggs. The wife took one look at the plate, glanced up at her husband and said, "Where's the toast? I TOLD you to write it down!"
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During the "rush hour" at Houston Airport, a flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem. Since they needed the gate for another flight, the aircraft was backed away from the gate while the maintenance crew worked on it. The passengers were then told the new gate number, which was some distance away. Everyone moved to the new gate, only to find a third gate had been designated for them. After some further shuffling, everyone got on board, and as they were settling in, the flight attendant made the standard announcement, "We apologize for the inconvenience of this last-minute gate change. This flight is going to Washington, D.C. If your destination is not Washington, D.C. you should 'deplane' at this time." A very confused-looking and red-faced pilot emerged from the cockpit, carrying his bags. "Sorry," he said, wrong plane."
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Today, May 23, in
1430 Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians. 
 She was then sold to the English.
1533 Henry VIIIís marriage to Catherine of Aragon was 
 declared null and void.
1618 The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of 
 the Reformation were thrown through a window.
1701 In London, Captain William Kidd was hanged after 
 being convicted of murder and piracy.
1785 Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter that he had 
 invented bifocals.
1873 Canada's North West Mounted Police force was 
 established. The organization's name was changed to 
 Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.
1915 During World War I, Italy changed sides to join
 the Allies as they declared war on Austria-Hungary.
1934 In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde 
 Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. 
 The bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe.
1945 In Luneburg Germany, Heinrich Himmler, the head 
 of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while 
 imprisoned by the Allied forces.
1949 The Republic of West Germany was established.
1960 Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann 
 in Argentina.
1981 In Barcelona, Spain, gunmen seized control of the 
 Central Bank and took 200 hostages.
1985 Thomas Patrick Cavanagh was sentenced to life in prison 
 for trying to sell Stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
1995 The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City 
 was demolished.
1998 British Protestants and Irish Catholics of Northern 
 Ireland approved a peace accord.
1999 In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) died when 
he fell 90 feet while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. 
1999 Gerry Bloch, at age 81, became the oldest climber to scale 
 El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He broke his own record 
 that he set in 1986 when he was 68 years old. 
2013  smiled

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