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Today is Friday, May 22
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to 
Cleveland man arrested after high-speed 
car chase in Wickliffe
Details at Boneheads

Today in
1570 Abraham Ortelius published the first modern atlas 
 in Belgium. 
More of what happened on this day in history at History
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Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. --- Fran Lebowitz (1950 - ) ______________________________________________________ A man who smelled like a bar at closing time, flopped on a subway seat next to a priest. The man's tie was stained and his collar showed some liptsick smears. He opened his newspaper and began reading. After a few minutes the disheveled guy turned to the priest and asked, "Say,Father, what causes arthritis?" "It's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol and a contempt for your fellow man!" "Well, I'll be damned," the drunk muttered, returning to his paper. The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized. "I'm very sorry, I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?" "I don't have it, Father, I was just reading here that the Pope does." ______________________________________________________ "I would like some vitamins for my daughter Latreesha," the mother said as she walked into the pharmacy. "Vitamins A, B, or C?" asks the pharmacist. "It doesn't matter, she can't read either." ______________________________________________________ Click through for the big picture Similar to the view from the house I built in the Yukon, across the Yukon valley towards Mt Lorne range. I sold it fifteen years ago, but still regret that now and then.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Tyrone C. Bell, Jr. 26, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland man arrested after high-speed car chase in Wickliffe WICKLIFFE, Ohio -- A 26-year-old Cleveland man is in custody after high-speed police pursuit down Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe. Tyrone C. Bell, Jr. was also found with various drugs and a handgun reported missing after a home burglary, police said. He is being held at the Lake County Sheriff's Office on a $20,000 bond. An officer started following Bell just before midnight Monday because he was driving 26 mph over the speed limit, according to a report. The officer tried to stop him near Euclid Avenue and East 200th Street. Bell fled police at speeds of up to 100 mph, reports show. The car chase ended in the parking lot of a Euclid Avenue bowling alley. Bell abandoned the car and ran, but was caught shortly after, police said. Detectives who searched the car found an open container of alcohol, marijuana, crack cocaine and a handgun that was stolen from a Madison Township home in 2013, police said. A 22-year-old East Cleveland man and 17-year-old Concord Township boy were also in the car. Police questioned the 22-year-old man, but later released him. The 17-year-old boy will face various drug and weapons charges in juvenile court. Bell faces numerous charges, including failing to comply with a police order, carrying a concealed weapon, receiving stolen property, possession of crack cocaine, obstructing official business and having a weapon as a felon. Bell was sentenced to five years in prison in 2009 for an aggravated robbery, court records show. He also has a prior conviction for carrying a concealed weapon. He is scheduled to appear in Willoughby Municipal Court at 1 p.m. May 28.
______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Wren Re: Improve grainy and fuzzy pictures Dear Webby, I inherited all of my mother's pictures. Unfortunately, in the early days of digital cameras her pictures were quite small, and horror of horrors, in GIF format. They are irreplaceable family pictures of reunions and similar events including people, who have long passed away. Is there any way to salvage those pictures? How? Wren Dear Wren First open them and save them as PNG, PSP or PSD. Then change their size to 1200 x 900. Yes, I know, that makes them look like cheap newsprint. Now soften them and soften them some more, until the pixels and jaggies have melted. It's OK if they look fuzzy. Next sharpen them, and sharpen them some more. Keep a close eye on contrast and brightness. You may have to adjust those between sharpenings. After that you can reduce the size to 800 x 600 or 600 x 480 for printing or adding to a page. Have FUN! DearWebby _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Morris and Abe have been at odds all through the school year, however, they decide to forgive each other for any unkind actions and thoughts before the summer holidays. "And," says Morris, "I wish you, what you would wish for me." Abe yelled, "Are you ALREADY starting getting hostile again?"
The world is full of willing people: some willing to work and some willing to let them. ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________ Daily tip from Dandelion Oil for Joint Pain Did you know that dandelions are one of the most useful plants to reduce joint pain and aching muscles? Dandelions have anti-inflammatory properties that have been proven to relieve pain associated with arthritis, gout, sore muscles, and joint pain. This dandelion infused oil can effectively relieve discomfort when massaged into skin. This is easy to make and half the ingredients are free!:) Approximate Time: 45 minutes to an hour Yield: 1 jar Supplies: clean glass jar dandelion blossoms to fill your jar extra virgin olive oil fabric rubberband Steps: Go out into your yard and pick enough dandelions to fill your chosen jar. To prepare them, blow on them and agitate the flower with your finger to remove any debris. If you try to rinse them in water, they close up, sealing any dirt or bugs inside. You will want to snip them with scissors just below the petals. A bit of the green part is completely fine, every part of this amazing plant is edible. Fill your chosen jar with cleaned blossoms. Pour in extra virgin olive oil just shy of the top. Cut a small piece of fabric and secure this with a rubber band to the top. Set in a sunny windowsill for 2 weeks to infuse thoroughly. Now you will want to strain your flowers out of your oil. Please don't throw them away, they are still very nutritious! I will be putting mine in pasta, with fish, and even scrambled eggs. As for your oil, pour it back into your jar and use a lid this time.:) Store in a cool, dry place. Or, you may store it in the fridge indefinitely. Enjoy! Source: Pinterest inspired By melissa [127] ______________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers. _____________________________________________________ Man: Just look at that young person with the short hair and blue jeans. Is it a boy or a girl? Bystander: It's a girl. She's my daughter. Man: Oh, please forgive me, sir. I had no idea you were her father. Bystander: I'm not. I'm her mother. ____________________________________________________
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Today in 
1246 Henry Raspe was elected anti-king by the Rhenish 
 prelates in France. 
1455 King Henry VI was taken prisoner by the Yorkists at 
 the Battle of St. Albans, during the War of the Roses. 
1570 Abraham Ortelius published the first modern atlas 
 in Belgium. 
1819 The steamship Savannah became the first to cross 
 the Atlantic Ocean. 
1841 Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first 
 reclining chair. 
1849 Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating 
 dry dock. 
1868 Near Marshfield, IN, The "Great Train Robbery" 
 took place. The robbery was worth $96,000 in cash, 
 gold and bonds to the seven members of the Reno gang. 
1872 The Amnesty Act restored civil rights to Southerners. 
1882 The U.S. formally recognized Korea. 
1891 The first public motion picture was given in 
 Thomas Edison's lab. 
1892 Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the toothpaste tube. 
1900 A. DeVilbiss, Jr. patented his pendulum-type 
 computing scale. 
1900 Edwin S. Votey received a patent for the pianola 
 (a pneumatic piano player). It could be attached to any piano. 
1906 The Wright brothers received a patent their flying machine. 
1939 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a military 
 alliance between Germany and Italy known as the "Pact of Steel." 
1947 The Truman Doctrine was enacted by the U.S. Congress to 
 appropriate military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece. 
1955 A scheduled dance to be headlined by Fats Domino was 
 canceled by police in Bridgeport, Connecticut because 
 "rock and roll dances might be featured." 
1969 A lunar module of Apollo 10 flew within nine miles of 
 the moon's surface. The event was a rehearsal for the first 
 lunar landing. 
1972 U.S. President Nixon became the first U.S. president 
 to visit Russia. He met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. 
1972 The island Ceylon adopted a new constitution and became 
 the republic of Sri Lanka. 
1986 Sylvester Stallone agreed to a 10-picture, six-year 
 deal with United Artists. He signed for a reported 
 $15 million for each film. 
1990 In the Middle East, North and South Yemen merged to 
 become a single state known as the Republic of Yemen. 
1990 Microsoft released Windows 3.0. 
1997 Kelly Flinn, the U.S. Air Force's first female bomber 
 pilot certified for combat, accepted a general discharge. 
 She thereby avoided court-martial on charges of adultery, 
 lying and disobeying an order. 
1998 New information came to light about the June 1996 
 bombing that killed 19 American airmen. The information 
 indicated that Saudi citizens had been responsible and 
 not Iranians as once believed. 
1998 A federal judge said that Secret Service agents could 
 be compelled to testify before a grand jury in Monica 
 Lewinsky investigation concerning U.S. President Clinton. 
1998 Voters in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 
 turned out to cast ballots giving approval to a Northern 
 Ireland peace accord. 
2002 Chandra Levy's remains were found in Washington, DC's 
 Rock Creek Park. She was last seen on April 30, 2001. 
 California Congressman Gary Condit was questioned in the 
 case due to his relationship with Levy. 
2002 In Birmingham, AL, a jury convicted former Ku Klux 
 Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder in the 1963 church 
 bombing that killed four girls. 
2003 At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorenstam 
 became the first woman to play on the PGA tour in 58 years. 
 She ended the day at 1-over par.
2015  smiled.

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