What formats can Open Office write in? 




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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Renata Congleton, 27, New Port Richey, Floriduh Insanely drunk woman, who tried to pick up child from school A Florida mom's blood-alcohol level was more than five times the legal limit when she drove to an elementary school to pick up a child, police say. Renata Congleton, 27, registered a .413 BAC after she was arrested, but not before she allegedly attacked officers and smashed up her vehicle, according to WFLA. The mayhem began when she arrived at Trinity Elementary School in New Port Richey Friday afternoon. School officials wouldn't let the child -- who was not identified -- leave with Congleton because she appeared "extremely drunk," Fox Tampa reports. Instead, they called police, but Congleton fled before they arrived. She allegedly careened into two other vehicles on her way home. Officers tracked her down a short time later. She's accused of kicking and scratching arresting officers before they took her to the ground. She was slapped with charges of child neglect, battery on an officer, and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $15,000. Tech Support Pits From: Edith Re: What formats can Open Office write in? Dear Webby You mentioned that Open Office can save in many formats. I have an old MS WORD from before Y2K. Can it read docs written with that? And save them in a modern format? Thanks Edith Dear Edith Yes, sure, no problem. You can easily pick up docs written with WORD 95, and save them in that format or for example in .RTF, as favored by the newest WORD. Or any other version of WORD. You can, of course, also save in Open Office Document format to make it readable on any machine, or even in Uniform Office Format for use in China. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Cleaning a Keyboard with Microfiber Cloth I recently noticed how dirty one of our computer keyboards had become. I tried a baby wipe and it didn't work. I wasn't sure how to clean the keys until my mom suggested trying a damp microfiber. It worked like magic and it was quick too! Unplug the keyboard. Then slightly dampen a microfiber cloth and gently rub each key until it is clean. Make sure the keyboard is completely dry before you plug it back in and use it. By lalala... [485] MF cloth is OK for the top surface, but proper cleaning takes a totally different approach. There are different methods for laptops and regular keyboards. Laptops: Turn the laptop off. Turn it upside down and rub your flat hand over all the keys to see if any are loose and ready to fall off. If none are loose, vacuum the keyboard thoroughly. While still upside down, wash it while wearing one of those deep pile fuzzy car washing mitts dipped in warm, soapy dishwater. Use a good dish soap that drips clear on glasses. Let it drip dry while you do the next keyboard. Finally, vacuum them again and they are CLEAN. If the laptops are in a hospital or sick room environment, do exactly the same, but add a shot of Lysol to the dish water. Regular Keyboards Slam it upside down onto a sturdy table covered with tarp. No need to be gentle. Today's keyboards are incredibly tough. Slam it again until all the bread crumbs, french fries, onion rings, donut fragments and fossilized jam have been dropped out. Support the keyboard ends with the keyboard upside down. Shelf brackets are ideal, but anything two hands high will work. Vacuum the upside down keyboard. Get your wet and soapy fuzzy glove, and rub the keyboard. Again, no need to be gentle! Rub it hard so that the fuzz goes in deep between the keys. Let it drip dry, and vacuum it a bit. Most of today's keyboards are spill proof and a bit of dish soap does not bother them. For hospital or sick room environments, add a shot of Lysol to the soapy dishwater. If there were no breadcrumbs, hair, dandruff and dirt involved, you could skip the vacuuming, and just hold the keyboard upside down and rub it with the mitt. I have cleaned keyboards since the mid-80's and I would highly recommend to vacuum the keyboards as a very important part of the cleaning. Just wiping the nose with microfiber is not enough. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog
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On their way to a justice of the peace to get married, a couple had a fatal car accident. The couple found themselves sitting outside Heaven's Gate waiting on St. Peter to do an intake. While waiting, they wondered if they could possibly get married in Heaven. Saint Peter finally showed up and they asked him. Peter said, "I don't know, this is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out." and he left. The couple sat and waited for an answer ... for two months ... and they began to wonder if they really should get married in Heaven, what with the eternal aspect of it all. "What if it doesn't work?" they wondered, "Are we stuck together forever?" Peter returned after yet another month, looking somewhat bedraggled. "Yes," he informed the couple, "you can get married in Heaven." "Great," said the couple, "but what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?" St. Peter, red-faced, slammed his clipboard onto the ground. "What's wrong?" asked the frightened couple. "COME ON!" Peter shouted, "it took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it will take me to find two lawyers and a judge?"
Ann Landers challenged her readers to come up with the world's third-biggest lie -- right after "The check is in the mail" and "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you." Here is a sampling from the thousands she received: - "It's a good thing you came in today. We only have two more in stock." - "Five pounds is nothing on a person of your height." - "You made it yourself? I never would have guessed." - "Of course I'll respect you in the morning." - "You don't look a day over 40." - "Dad, I need to move out of the dorm into an apartment of my own so I can have some peace and quiet when I study." - "It's delicious, but I can't eat another bite." - "The new ownership won't affect you. The company will remain the same." - "The puppy won't be any trouble, Mom. I promise I'll take care of it myself." - "Your hair looks just fine." - "Put away the map. I know exactly how to get there." - "You don't need it in writing. You have my personal guarantee."

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Today in 
1608 John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown, VA 
 colony council. 
1813 The first defeat of British naval squadron occurred in 
 the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The leader 
 of the U.S. fleet sent the famous message "We have met the 
 enemy, and they are ours" to U.S. General William Henry 
 Harrison. 
1845 King Willem II opened Amsterdam Stock exchange. 
1846 Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine. 
1862 Rabbi Jacob Frankel became the first Jewish Army chaplain. 
1897 British police arrest George Smith for drunken driving. 
 It was the first DWI. 
1899 A second quake in seven days hit Yakutat Bay, AK. It 
 measured 8.6. 
1913 The Lincoln Highway opened. It was the first paved 
 coast-to-coast highway in the U.S. 
1919 New York City welcomed home 25,000 soldiers and General 
 John J. Pershing who had served in the First Division 
 during World War I. 
1919 Austria and the Allies signed the Treaty of 
 St.-Germain-en-Laye. Austria recognized the independence 
 of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. 
1921 The Ayus Autobahn in Germany opened near Berlin. 
 The road is known for its nonexistent speed limit. 
1923 The Irish Free state joined the League of Nations. 
1926 Germany joined the League of Nations. 
1935 "Popeye" was heard on NBC radio for the first time. 
1939 Canada declared war on Germany. 
1940 In Britain, Buckingham Palace was hit by German bomb. 
1942 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt mandated gasoline 
 rationing as part of the U.S. wartime effort. 
1943 German forces began their occupation of Rome during 
 World War II. 
1948 Mildred "Axis Sally" Gillars was indicted for treason 
 in Washington, DC. Gillars was a Nazi radio propagandist 
 during World War II. She was convicted and spent 12 years 
 in prison. 
1951 Britain began an economic boycott of Iran. 
1953 Swanson began selling its first "TV dinner." 
1955 "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS. 
1956 Great Britain performed a nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia. 
1963 Twenty black students entered public schools in Alabama 
 at the end of a standoff between federal authorities and 
 Alabama governor George C. Wallace. 
1979 U.S. President Carter granted clemency to four Puerto 
 Rican nationalists who had been imprisoned for an attack 
 on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954 and an 
 attempted assassination of U.S. President Truman in 1950. 
1981 Pablo Picasso's mural Guernica was received in the 
 town of Guernica. 
1984 The Federal Communications Commission changed a rule 
 to allow broadcasters to own 12 AM and 12 FM radio stations. 
 The previous limit was 7 of each. 
1989 Hungary gave permission to thousands of East German 
 refugees and visitors to immigrate to West Germany. 
1990 Iran agreed to resume full diplomatic ties with past 
 enemy Iraq. 
1990 Iraq's Saddam Hussein offered free oil to developing 
 nations in an attempt to win their support during the 
 Gulf War Crisis. 
1998 U.S. President Clinton met with members of his 
 Cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to 
 improve as a person in the wake of the scandal 
 involving Monica Lewinsky. 
1999 A bronze sculpture of a war horse just over 24 feet 
 high was dedicated in Milan, Italy. 
2002 Florida tested its new elections system. The test 
 resulted in polling stations opening late and problems 
 occurred with the touch screen voting machines. 
2002 The "September 11: Bearing Witness to History" exhibit 
 opened at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. 
2002 Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations. 
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