MS-Office vs Open Office 

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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to Texas Mom, who was jailed after kids tumble from atop car during high speed turn Details at Boneheads From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 1980 The Soviet Union announced a partial withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
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A woman with 14 children, ranging in age from one to fourteen, went to court to sue her husband for divorce on grounds of desertion. "When did he leave you?" the judge asked. "Thirteen years ago," the tired mother replied. The judge was confused. "If he left thirteen years ago, where did all these children come from?" "Well," said the woman, "he kept coming back to say he was sorry."
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While on a car trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal, the elderly woman left her glasses on the table, but she didn't miss them until they were back on the highway. By then, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around. The elderly man fussed and complained all the way back to the restaurant. He called his wife every bad name he could think of. When they finally arrived at the restaurant, and the woman got out of the car to retrieve her glasses, the man yelled to her, "And while you're in there, you might as well get my hat, too."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Kisha Young, 38, Crowley, Texas Texas mom jailed after kids tumble from atop car during high speed turn Worried that her car’s interior would get soaked, a Texas woman directed six children fresh from a community pool to sit atop her vehicle’s trunk for the one-mile drive home Tuesday evening. That decision resulted in Kisha Young’s arrest when the children fell from the Chevrolet Malibu around 8:30 PM when the 38-year-old--who was allegedly intoxicated--made a sharp turn on a residential street in Crowley, a city 15 miles south of Fort Worth. Four of the six children flung from the car were injured, with a 12-year-old girl requiring hospitalization for a severe head injury. According to the Crowley Police Department, the six children range in age from 8 to 14. According to cops, Young and another woman in the car were the mothers of the children, who were “allowed” to ride atop the Chevy “because their clothes were wet.” Young, seen in the above mug shot, was initially arrested for intoxication assault with a vehicle and booked into custody. She has subsequently been hit with two other felony charges, injury to child and driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15. During an arraignment this morning at the Crowley Jail, Young’s bond was set at $110,000. Tech Support Pits From: Helga Re: MS Office or Open Office Dear Webby What is the difference between MS Office and Open Office? I have to get one of them. Which one do you recommend? Helga Dear Helga The biggest differnce that I can see is that you can install Open Office on a shirt pocket USB hard drive and run it from there when you plug it into any computer's USB port. And it is free. With MS Office you would need to buy a license for each machine. With the free Open Office you got everything, from settings and preferences to your documents, spreadsheets and pictures on your portable hard drive, and basically just "borrow" the keybaord and the printer and hardware of the computer that you plug it into. The included features are about the same as far as common stuff is concerned. With rarely or never used stuff, that only magazine writers, who never ever paid for anything, use, MS-Office tends to come out slightly ahead. That seems to be due to the huge Microsoft ads in those magazines. Down here in reality, Open Office seems to be a better choice. One permanent bone of contention is the "Microslop" caused by MS-Office programs. Their cutesy fancy left and right leaning quotes and similar stuff, that is not in the standard ASCII set of characters, cause weird characters to appear when sent. I am sure you have seen Greek or Scandinavian characters in mails from people, who use Microsoft office. Apparently that thilly nonsense can be turned off, but none of the MS-Office users seem to know how. If all you do is send beautiful memos in a circle inside a company, where every machine has MS-Office, then those memos are indeed more beautiful with MS-Office. However, sent over the net they stink. With Open Office you don't have to worry about that, and everybody anywhere receives them looking exactly the way you wrote them. The future is definitely with Open Office. Even if the cost of MS-Office is dropped to 1/10 of what it is now, with companies, that have hundreds or thousands of machines, the choice is pretty clear. By the way, Open Office reads MS-Office documents and can even save them in MS-Office format. MS-Office can now do much of the same. You can download Open Office free at Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Erin A few years ago we were desperately trying to sell our house, which was situated on a busy thoroughfare. Our real estate agent decided to have open-house inspection nearly every day to promote the sale. We instructed the children not to talk to anyone about the house. One evening a man took our seven-year-old daughter aside and asked if our house had any secrets he should know. Her first reaction was to smile and ignore his question. But he became more persistent and, finally, she confessed there was one secret but she could not tell it to him. "Now we're getting somewhere," he said. "Tell me the secret. I promise I won't tell anyone." She looked him straight in the eye and whispered, "We have monsters in the sewer."
In his Sunday sermon, the minister used "Forgive Your Enemies" as his subject. After the sermon, he asked how many were willing to forgive their enemies. About half held up their hands. Not satisfied, he harangued the congregation for another twenty minutes and repeated his question. This received a response of eighty percent. Still unsatisfied, he lectured for fifteen more minutes and repeated his question. All responded except one elderly gentleman in the rear. "Mr. Jones, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?" "I don't have any." "Mr. Jones, that is very unusual. How old are you?" "One hundred and one." "Mr. Jones, please come down in front and tell the congregation how a man can live to be one hundred and one and not have an enemy in the world." The old man teetered down the aisle, slowly turned to face the congregation, smiled and said, "I outlived every one of them SOBs!"

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Today in 
1611 English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several 
 other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay 
 by mutineers.
1772 Slavery was outlawed in England.
1807 British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation 
 leading to the War of 1812.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated a second time.
1832 J.I. Howe patented the pin machine.
1870 The U.S. Congress created the Department of Justice.
1874 Dr. Andrew Taylor Still began the first known practice 
 of osteopathy.
1909 The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA.
1911 King George V of England was crowned.
1915 Austro-German forces occupied Lemberg on the Eastern Front 
 as the Russians retreat.
1925 France and Spain agreed to join forces against Abd el Krim 
 in Morocco.
1933 Germany became a one political party country when Hitler 
 banned parties other than the Nazis.
1939 The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, 
 on Long Island, New York.
1940 France and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, on 
 terms dictated by the Nazis.
1941 Under the codename Barbarossa, Germany invaded the 
 Soviet Union.
1942 A Japanese submarine shelled Fort Stevens at the mouth of the 
 Columbia River.
1942 In France, Pierre Laval declared "I wish for a German victory".
1942 V-Mail, or Victory-Mail, was sent for the first time.
1944 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights" 
 to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.
1945 During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended 
 after 81 days.
1946 Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.
1956 The battle for Algiers began as three buildings in Casbah 
 were blown up.
1973 Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a 
 record 28 days in space.
1978 James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered the only 
 known moon of Pluto. The moon is named Charon.
1980 The Soviet Union announced a partial withdrawal of its forces 
 from Afghanistan.
1992 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that hate-crime laws that 
 ban cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated 
 free-speech rights.
1998 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence illegally obtained 
 by authorities could be used at revocation hearings for a convicted 
 criminal's parole.
1999 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that persons with remediable handicaps 
 cannot claim discrimination in employment under the Americans with 
 Disability Act.
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