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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to women in Lake Charles, LA, who left their kids alone in cars. Details at Boneheads From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 1992 The U.S. Senate voted to restrict and eventually end the testing of nuclear weapons. They did not want the US to be more powerful than Mexico.
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>From Enrica I KNOW my company has made a big effort to be family friendly, but I was baffled when I read this holiday announcement posted on the bulletin board: "All employees are invited to the annual Family Day and BBQ party on August 4. All children under the age of ten will receive a gift from the CEO. Employees who have no children may bring grandchildren."
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Reported by Walter, the Stonecarver An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Princess Marks, 25, of Lake Charles, Louisiana Woman abandoned kids in car so she could perform oral sex on boyfriend in his car CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE Princess Marks, 25, of Lake Charles, La., was arrested after she allegedly left two young children alone in her car while she performed oral sex on a boyfriend. Two Louisiana women were arrested in separate incidents on the same day for abandoning their children in cars — so they could partake in the joys of shopping and fellatio. Princess Marks, 25, of Lake Charles, left her two young children, ages 5 and 7, in an SUV so she could perform oral sex on her boyfriend about 12:40 a.m. Friday, authorities said. "Both of them were crying hysterically," Officer Kim Myers the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office told the Daily News. "While the deputies were trying to calm the children down, Princess walked up about 15 minutes later." At that point, she admitted she was on the other side of the parking lot in her boyfriend's car performing oral sex, authorities said. Marks was arrested, charged with child desertion and released on a $5,000 bond. Deputies from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office learned of the incident when a concerned citizen walked by the car and called the police. The SUV's windows were down. The children were placed in the care of family members. ------------- A 7 year old "crying hysterically" ? I can envision them fighting or singing like they were in the shower, but "crying hysterically" seems a bit exaggerated, unless both kids are seriously retarded. ========================= While we are in Lake Charles, LA... Later that day, about 2:30 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a similar call — only this time, the car was hot. Faith D. LaFleur, 26, Lake Charles left 3 children in her car in 130 degree-heat while she shopped. "A woman left three babies in a car at the Prien Lake Mall. When we did a test of the temperature, it reached 130 degrees in the car," Myers said. Faith D. LaFleur, 26, also from Lake Charles, allegedly admitted she abandoned her three children — an 11-month-old, a 5-year-old and 2-year-old — so she could go shopping. Two of the children were strapped in child seats while the other played with the keys in the ignition. An ambulance was called on scene and the children were found to be sweaty, dirty and hungry. LaFleur was arrested and charged with three counts of cruelty to a juvenile. Her bond was set at $100,000. These incidents follow several other high-profile cases of parents abandoning their children in cars — sometimes with fatal consequences. Tech Support Pits From: Kim Re: Wired or wireless keyboard and mouse Dear Webby, What is better, a wired keyboard and mouse, or a wireless combo? Kim Dear Kim Dear Kim That depends on your priorites. If you are a neat freak and the sight of the cables causes you trauma and bad dreams, then spend the extra money on a wireless combo. If faster performance and never having to pause to change batteries in the middle of an important conference call, is more important, then go for the old fashioned wired keyboard and mouse. Some manufacturers claim that their wireless combos are fast enough. That may be true for SOME users, but is not true when working at my speed. I also find it very disruptive, having to stop at the most inopportune times, to change the silly batteries. I have used wireless mice and keyboards, but nowadaus I save the $50 - $100 difference and stay with a wired keyboard and mouse. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Today in 
1492 Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships. 
 The voyage would lead him to what is now known as the 
 Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12. 
1900 Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. was founded. 
1914 World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany. 
1933 The Mickey Mouse Watch was introduced for the price of 
1936 The U.S. State Department advised Americans to leave Spain 
 due to the Spanish Civil War. 
1936 Jesse Owens won the first of his four Olympic gold medals. 
1943 Gen. George S. Patton verbally abused and slapped a 
 private. Later, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered him to 
 apologize for the incident. 
1956 Bedloe's Island had its name changed to Liberty Island. 
1958 The Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the 
 North Pole underwater.
1979 "More American Graffiti" was released. 
1981 U.S. traffic controllers with PATCO, the Professional 
 Air Traffic Controllers Organization, went on strike. 
 They were fired just as U.S. President Reagan had warned. 
1985 Mail service returned to a nudist colony in Paradise 
 Lake, FL. Residents promised that they'd wear clothes or 
 stay out of sight when the mailperson came to deliver. 
1988 The Soviet Union released Mathias Rust. He had been 
 taken into custody on May 28, 1987 for landing a plane 
 in Moscow's Red Square. 
1989 Hashemi Rafsanjani was sworn in as the president of Iran. 
1990 Thousands of Iraqi troops pushed within a few miles 
 of the border of Saudi Arabia. This heightened world 
 concerns that the invasion of Kuwait could spread. 
1992 The U.S. Senate voted to restrict and eventually end 
 the testing of nuclear weapons. They did not want the US 
 to be more powerful than Mexico.
1992 Russia and Ukraine agreed to put the Black Sea Fleet 
 under joint command. The agreement was to last for three 
1995 Eyad Ismoil was flown from Jordan to the U.S. to face 
 charges that he had driven the van that blew up in New 
 York's World Trade Center. 
2004 In New York, the Statue of Liberty re-opened to the 
 public. The site had been closed since the terrorist 
 attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. 
2004 NASA launched the spacecraft Messenger. The 6 1/2 
 year journey was planned to arrive at the planet Mercury 
 in March 2011. 
2009 Bolivia became the first South American country to 
 declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves. 

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