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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a 24 yr old Washington teacher jailed after having sex with three of her students Details at International Bonehead Awards From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 2002 The operator of a crematory in Noble, GA, was arrested after dozens of corpses were found stacked in storage sheds and scattered around in the surrounding woods. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Brent I came home one night and my wife was crying. I said, "whats wrong?" She said, "I'm home sick." I said, "But, this IS your home." "Yes," she replied, "and I'm sick of it!"
Bob and his wife Judy live in Wisconsin. One winter morning while listening to the radio, they hear the announcer say: "We are going to have 4-6 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even numbered side of the street, so that the snowplow can get through" Judy goes out and moves her car. A week later while they are eating breakfast, the radio announcer says: "We are expecting 6-8 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd numbered side of the street, so that the snowplow can get through." Judy goes out and moves her car again. The next week they are having breakfast again, when the radio announcer says: "We are expecting 8-10 inches of snow today. You must park........... ," then the electric power goes out. Judy is very upset, and with a worried look on her face she says, "Honey, I just don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the plow can get through?" With the love and understanding in his voice, which all men, who are married to beautiful women, exhibit, Bob says, "Why don't you just leave it in the garage this time?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Meredith Claire Powell, 24, Sequim, Washington 24 yr old teacher jailed after haveing sex with three students Meredith Claire Powell, a 24-year-old math teacher at Lincoln High School, was jailed Thursday after she allegedly had sex with two students and engaged in sexually explicit chat with a third student. According to court documents, Powell told detectives that she performed oral sex on a 15-year-old student in her Tacoma classroom after sending him nude photographs of herself using the application 'Snapchat.' Investigators say Powell also admitted to exchanging inappropriate text messages with a 16-year-old student before engaging in sexual activity with him during a January 17 school assembly. An arrest affidavit explained that Powell used the assembly as an opportunity to be alone with the student inside her classroom. A third student, who attended her class last year, told investigators that he and Powell exchanged sexually explicit text messages but did not engage in sexual contact. An investigation was launched on February 4 after school administrators learned of the alleged sexual activity and contacted police. The investigation kicked into high gear after investigators were provided a letter that Powell had written to a boy's girlfriend apologizing for her "promiscuous" and "unprofessional" comments and text messages. Powell was booked into the Pierce County Jail and charged with two counts of third-degree child rape and communication with a minor for immoral purposes via electronic communication. She was released without bail Friday night. --------------- This does not say much for the male teachers in Tacoma! Tech Support Pits From: Trish Re: Screen Saver Dear Webby, Hi Webby It occurred to me that I don't have a 'screen saver' on. I don't know if it's best to have it on or not to, I'm sure some other readers would be interested to know. I tried some, but after half an hour or so the screen went black as it usually is when I leave my computer on. Is this the 'power saving thing happening' or what, I really am not sure why one should have a 'screen saver', does it 'save the screen' or what, "please explain". Think I read once that they just take up space on the computer. Not talking about the desktop picture, just screen saver and why if you put one on if the thing goes black after a short while anyway. Thanks if you can answer this. Regards to you and yours, Trish Dear Trish Once upon the time, long long ago, the monitors were eight to ten inch wide, and "greenie" two color vacuum tube displays. The screen was coated on the inside with phosphors, that glowed when hit by an electron beam. Beam = whitish glow, no beam = dark green. We were qite pleases when we got two types of brightness, and could do Bold! The problem with those "greenies" was that the phosphors gpt burned into the glass, if a screen was left on too long. I remember coming onto office floors to pick up dead machines after regular working hours, when the lights were dimmed, and seeing hundreds of monitors with the DW3 or DW4 (IBM DisplayWrite) menu brightly visible, The computers and monitors were all turned off, it was just the menu burned into the screen. So I wrote the ladies some really simple screen savers, basically just their name jumping from one line to another and slowly clearing the entire screen. No big deal at all. Naturally, I got yelled at for that, and some higher up went through channels and bought a "proper" screensaver from IBM for a huge chunk of money. Now you know PART 1 of the history of screen savers. PART 2 came in when the need arose to protect sensitive data, like where a lady was on Solitaire, when she had to go to the powder room or the coffee room. Then screensavers were set to require a password to go away. With modern LCD monitors PART 1 is obsolete. PART 2, protecting senditive data is more critical than ever. They would not want their co-workers to take cellphone snapshots of their Farmville and Mafia Wars screens, while they are momentarily away. Even though there is no physical need for screen savers any more, they are by no means obsolete. You CAN set your power saving options to turn off the screen after so many minutes, like you got it by factory default. That too protects your sensitive Mafia Wars data, but is generally considered less fashional than some snazzy screensaver. To save electricity it is definitely a good idea to go through your power options and set them in a way, that make sense for you. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Recycled Plastic Container for Dryer Lint After finishing up my Folgers Decaf instant coffee, I looked at the container and thought it would be perfect for holding dryer lint. I gave it a try and found that it works great. It takes up just a little space and the flip top lid is so convenient. I leave the lid open until all the laundry is done. Then I snap it shut. When it gets full, which is taking weeks, I'll empty it into the trash or save the lint for the birds to use in their nests this spring. By Litter Gitter Check out ThriftyFun's Blog
This is an ancient classic: AMERICAN JOURNALISM Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Cokie Roberts, and a tough old U.S. Marine Sergeant were all captured by terrorists in Iraq. The leader of the terrorists told them that he would grant them each one last request before they were beheaded. Dan Rather said, "Well, I'm a Texan; so I'd like one last bowlful of hot spicy chili." The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the chili. Rather ate it all and said, "Now I can die content." Peter Jennings said, "I am Canadian, so I'd like to hear the song "O Canada" one last time." The leader nodded to a terrorist who had studied the Western world and knew the music. He returned with some rag-tag Musicians and played the anthem. Jennings sighed and declared he could now die peacefully. Cokie Roberts said, "I'm a reporter to the end. I want to take out my tape recorder and describe the scene here and what's about to happen. Maybe someday someone will hear it and know that I was on the job till the end." The leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder and Roberts dictated some comments. She then said,"Now I can die happy." The leader turned and said, "And now, Mr. U.S. Marine, what is your final wish?" "Kick me in the ass," said the Marine. "What?" asked the leader. "Will you mock us in your last hour? "F'n Rights! I'm not kidding. I want you to kick me in the ass," insisted the Marine. So the leader shoved him into the open, and kicked him in the ass. The Marine went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled a 9 mm pistol from inside his fatigues, and shot the leader dead. In the resulting confusion, he leapt to his knapsack, pulled out his M4 carbine and sprayed the Iraqis with gunfire. In a flash, all the Iraqis were either dead or fleeing for their lives. As the Marine was untying Rather, Jennings, and Roberts, they asked him, "Why didn't you just shoot them in the beginning? Why did you ask them to kick you in the ass first?" "What!" replied the Marine, "And have you three assholes report that I carried out an unprovoked attack against poor, innocent locals?"
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Back in the days when Roman galleys plied the Mediterranean, a crew of oarsmen was sweating and straining to propel the ship through high seas when the first mate appeared. "I've got good news and bad news," he says. "The good news is we've spotted an island, so the plan is to stop, drink rum, hunt a couple of wild boars, have a feast and relax with the native girls." The sailors all cheer in happiness, all but one, who asks, "And what is the bad news?" "Well," the first mate replies, "tomorrow, the captain wants to go water skiing."
Consider the Kansas farm couple who are sleeping early one morning when a tornado roars over their farmhouse. It lifts the roof off, picks up the bed the farmer and his wife are sleeping in, and sets them down gently in the next county. The wife begins to cry. "Don't be scared, dear," her husband says. "We're not hurt." The woman continues to cry. "I'm not scared," she says between sobs. "I'm crying because I'm happy. This is the first time in 24 years we've been out together."

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Today in 
1741 Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, 
"The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle".
1804 A raid was led by Lt. Stephen Decatur to burn the 
 U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia. The ship had been taken 
 by pirates.
1857 The National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in 
 Washington, DC. It was the first school in the world for 
 advanced education of the deaf. The school was later 
 renamed Gallaudet College.
1862 During the U.S. Civil War, about 14,000 Confederate 
 soldiers surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at 
 Fort Donelson, TN.
1868 The Jolly Corks organization, in New York City, 
 changed it name to the Benevolent and Protective Order 
 of Elks (BPOE).
1918 Lithuania proclaimed its independence.
1923 Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Egyptian 
 Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The next day he entered the chamber 
 with several invited guests. He had originally found the 
 tomb on November 4, 1922.
1932 The first fruit tree patent was issued to James E. 
 Markham for a peach tree which ripens later than other 
1937 Wallace H. Carothers received a patent for nylon. 
 Carothers was a research chemist for Du Pont.
1938 The U.S. Federal Crop Insurance program was authorized.
1945 During World War II, U.S. troops landed on the island 
 of Corregidor in the Philippines.
1946 The first commercially designed US helicopter was tested 
 in Connecticut.
1959 Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba after the overthrow 
 of President Fulgencio Batista.
1960 The U.S.S. Triton began the first circumnavigation of 
 the globe under water. The trip ended on May 10.
1968 In the U.S., the first 911 emergency telephone system 
 was inaugurated in Haleyville, AL.
1970 Joe Frazier began his reign as the heavyweight world 
 champion when he knocked out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds. 
 He lost the title on January 22, 1973, when he lost for the 
 first time in his professional career to George Foreman.
1987 John Demjanjuk went on trial in Jerusalem. He was 
 accused of being "Ivan the Terrible", a guard at the 
 Treblinka concentration camp. He was convicted, but the 
 Israeli Supreme Court overturned the ruling.
1989 Investigators in Lockerbie, Scotland, announced that 
 a bomb hidden inside a radio-cassette player was the reason 
 that Pan Am Flight 103 was brought down the previous December. 
 All 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground were killed.
1999 Kurds seized embassies and held hostages across Europe 
 following Turkey's arrest of Kurdish rebel leader 
 Abdullah Ocalan.
2002 The operator of a crematory in Noble, GA, was arrested 
 after dozens of corpses were found stacked in storage sheds 
 and scattered around in the surrounding woods.
2005 The Kyoto global warming pact went into effect in 140 
2005 The NHL announced the cancellation of the 2004-2005 
 season due to a labor dispute. It was the first time a major 
 sports league in North America lost an entire season to a 
 labor dispute.
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