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Drug deal went down in front of 3 officers in
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1816 The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its right to review
state court decisions.
Would that mean the Supreme court could overrule Obama`s
college smoking buddy in Hawaii?
It doesn't really mean much since 23 countries won't allow
their nationals to be sent back there if caught committing
crimes and deported.
Maybe the deportees belonging to those 23 countries would
have to be sent to Guatanamo Bay in Cuba?
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In archaeology you uncover the unknown.
In diplomacy you cover the known.
--- Thomas Pickering (1931 - )
There are some that only employ words for the
purpose of disguising their thoughts.
--- Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls
the pain of stupidity.
--- Frank Leahy
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Linda and Jill are having coffee when Linda notices
that Jill seems troubled and asks her, "Is something
bugging you? You look anxious."
"Well, my boyfriend just lost all his money and life
savings in the stock market," Jill explained.
"Oh, that's too bad," Linda sympathized.
"I'm sure you're feeling sorry for him."
"Yeah, I am," Jill said. "He'll miss me."
One Sunday a priest announced he was passing out minature
crosses made of palm leaves. "Put this cross in the room
where your family argues most," he advised. "When you look
at it, the cross will remind you that God is watching."
When the parishoners were leaving church, a woman walked up
to the priest, shook his hand and said, "I'll take five."
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Drug deal went down in front of 3 officers in
A Drug deal went down in front of 3 officers in
western Wisconsin gas station just paces away from Pierce
County’s law enforcement center might not be the most
inconspicuous place for a drug deal, but prosecutors allege
that’s just what a trio of teens did last week.
The young men were flanked by officers — including a nine-
year veteran of the St. Croix Valley Drug Task Force pumping
gas into his squad car — who watched them make the sale of a
quarter-pound of marijuana on March 9, according to charges
filed in the case.
Investigation of the case led investigators to Plum City
High School, where a student there allegedly admitted to
being behind the sale.
The Pierce County Attorney’s Office charged Ellsworth
resident Desmond T. Trok, 18; Knapp resident Matthew P.
Jones, 18; and Menomonie resident Trace Schofield, 17, with
delivering THC, a felony. No charges had yet been filed
against the Plum City student and it wasn’t clear Monday if
the case received a juvenile referral.
Pierce County sheriff’s investigator Marty Shepler was
pumping gas into his squad car at 11:55 a.m. when he saw
what looked like a drug deal in the nearby parking lot.
He watched a brown vehicle back into a parking stall next to
a white vehicle.
On the other side of the brown vehicle was a Department of
Natural Resources warden’s patrol truck.
The warden happened to be walking out of the neighboring
Pierce County Sheriff’s Office with another deputy during
the drug deal. They called it in to dispatchers, who seconds
later were alerted by Shepler of the same thing.
Shepler and the deputy, Robbie Jaeger, connected over their
radios and formulated a plan to conduct a traffic stop on
the two vehicles.
Tech Support Pits
Re: Computer keeps shutting down
My computer is about 7 years old and running Windows 7.
Lately, it has been shutting itself down and restarting,
sometimes several tiems a day. What could be causing this
problem and is there any way I can correct it?
Thank you so much for your advice and help.
Most likely your computer is just full of dust bunnies, and
Take the side cover off, vacuum it out with the couch
crevice tool, and clean all the heat sinks with Q-tips and
Windex or vinegar.
Look closely at the fans. If they are dirty, clean them too.
Peek into the welded shut box of the power supply.
The fan in there might need cleaning too. Don`t try to open
that box, just poke in there with Q-tips.
After that your machine will run nice and cool and not shut
down when it gets too hot.
If your computer is sitting on the floor sucking up all the
cruising dust bunnies, put it up on blocks! Bricks look nice
and traditional, but even some small 2x4 pieces will raise
it above the dust bunny freeway.
There used to be a shut-down virus many years ago, but if
you have Malwarebytes, that would have been killed long ago.
Let me know if the cleaning fixed the problem.
A businessman boarded a plane to find, sitting next to him,
an elegant woman wearing the largest, most stunning
diamond ring he had ever seen.
He asked her about it.
"This is the Klopman diamond," she said. "It is beautiful,
but there is a terrible curse that goes with it."
"What's the curse?" the man asked.
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Healthy Onion Rings
If you love onion rings but are looking for a healthier
option, then try these baked onion rings.
non-stick cooking spray
1 large onion
1 1/4 cups Italian style bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. minced fresh garlic
1 cup low fat milk
1 cup all purpose flour
3 large egg whites, beaten slightly
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 2 large cookie sheets
with nonstick spray. Cut onion into 1/2 inch thick slices.
Separate slices into rings. In a small bowl, combine bread
crumbs and garlic. Set aside. Place milk, flour, and egg
whites into 3 separate small bowls. Dip each onion ring into
milk, flour, egg white and bread crumbs (in that same
order). Place on prepared cookie sheets and bake for 20
minutes. Turn onion rings over and bake till golden brown,
about 10 minutes longer.
Because the bread crumbs are last, you don't really need the
unhealthy cooking spray. Save that for the rusty lug nuts on
Also, don't forget to add salt and pepper to the flour,
and just a bit of nutmeg.
For the popular beer battered onion rings use beer instead
of milk, and add a bit of cream of tartar with the salt and
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CHANGING A LIGHT-BULB...
How many members does it take to change a light bulb?
Charismatics: Only one. Hands already in the air.
Roman Catholics: None. They use candles.
Pentecostals: Ten. One to change the bulb, and nine to
pray against the spirit of darkness.
Presbyterians: None. God has predestined when the lights
will be on and off.
Episcopalians: Eight. One to call the electrician, and
seven to say how much more they liked the previous one..
Mormons: Five. One man to change the bulb,
and four wives to tell him how to do it.
Unitarians: We choose not to make a statement either in
favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However,
your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for
you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or
compose a modern dance about your personal
relationship with your light bulb, and present it next
month at our annual Light Bulb Sunday Service, in which
we will explore a number of light bulb traditions,
incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life and
all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.
Baptists: At least 15. One to change the light bulb, and two
or three committees to approve the change. Oh, and also
a couple to provide a casseroles.
Lutherans: None. Lutherans don't believe in change.
Atheists: None. Lightbulbs are just superstition.
I liked the baptists, mainly becasue of the casseroles,
however, when a girl once tried to convert me and the
baptism was discussed, they were looking for a place to
anchor me for a week. So I declined and learned to cook
||this is kind of amazing!
"I fall in love really quickly and this scares guys away.
I'm like, 'I'm in love with you, I want to marry you, I
want to move in with you! I want to bear your kids!'
They usually reply with such bland and unromatic stuff like,
'Ma'am, just give me the ten bucks for the pizza and
I'm outta here.'"
Colorful houses in this tiny Polish village.
No sermon and not suitable for church, just jokes and fun
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Today on March 20
0141 The 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1413 Henry V took the throne of England upon the death of
his father Henry IV.
1525 Paris parliament began its pursuit of Protestants.
1602 The United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) was formed.
1616 Walter Raleigh was released from Tower of London to
seek gold in Guyana.
1627 France & Spain signed an accord for fighting
1739 In India, Nadir Shah of Persia occupied Delhi and took
possession of the Peacock throne.
1760 The great fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings.
1792 In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approved the use of
1800 French army defeated the Turks at Helipolis, Turkey,
and advanced into Cairo.
1814 Prince Willem Frederik became the monarch of
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris after his escape from
Elba and began his "Hundred Days" rule.
1816 The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its right to review
state court decisions.
1833 The U.S. and Siam signed a commercial treaty.
1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin,"
subtitled "Life Among the Lowly," was first published.
1854 The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About
50 slavery opponents began the new political group.
1865 A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct U.S. President
Abraham Lincoln was ruined when Lincoln changed his plans
and did not appear at the Soldier’s Home near Washington,
1868 Jesse James Gang robbed a bank in Russelville, KY, of
1883 The Unity treaty of Paris was signed to protect
1885 John Matzeliger of Suriname patented the shoe lacing
1886 The first AC power plant in the U.S. began commercial
1888 The Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia,"
1890 The General Federation of Womans' Clubs was founded.
1891 The first computing scale company was incorporated in
1896 U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to protect U.S.
citizens in the wake of a revolution.
1897 The first U.S. orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary was
incorporated in New York.
1897 The first intercollegiate basketball game that used
five players per team was held. The contest was Yale versus
Pennsylvania. Yale won by a score of 32-10.
1899 At Sing Sing prison, Martha M. Place became the first
woman to be executed in the electric chair. She was put to
death for the murder of her stepdaughter.
1900 It was announced that European powers had agreed to
keep China's doors open to trade.
1902 France and Russia acknowledged the Anglo-Japanese
alliance. They also asserted their right to protect their
interests in China and Korea.
1903 In Paris, paintings by Henri Matisse were shown at the
"Salon des Independants".
1906 In Russia, army officers mutiny at Sevastopol.
1911 The National Squash Tennis Association was formed in
New York City.
1914 The first international figure skating championship was
held in New Haven, CT.
1915 The French called off the Champagne offensive on the
1918 The Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union asked for American
aid to rebuild their army.
1922 U.S. President Warren G. Harding ordered U.S. troops
back from the Rhineland.
1922 The USS Langley was commissioned. It was the first
aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy.
1932 The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, made the first
flight to South America on regular schedule.
1933 The first German concentration camp was completed at
1934 Rudolf Kuhnold gave a demonstration of radar in Kiel
1940 The British Royal Air Force conducted an all-night air
raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.
1943 The Allies attacked Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's
forces on the Mareth Line in North Africa.
1947 A blue whale weighing 180-metric tons was caught in the
1952 The U.S. Senate ratified a peace treaty with Japan.
1956 Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR)
1956 Tunisia gained independence from France.
1963 The first "Pop Art" exhibit began in New York City.
1964 The ESRO (European Space Research Organization) was
1965 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered 4,000 troops
to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.
1969 U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy called on the U.S. to close
all bases in Taiwan.
1972 19 mountain climbers were killed on Japan's Mount Fuji
during an avalanche.
1976 Patricia Hearst was convicted of armed robbery for her
role in the hold up of a San Francisco Bank.
1980 The U.S. made an appeal to the International Court
concerning the American Hostages in Iran.
1981 Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron was sentenced to
eight years in a convent.
1982 U.S. scientists' returned from Antarctica with the
first land mammal fossils found there.
1984 The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment to permit spoken
prayer in public schools.
1985 For the first time in its 99-year history, Avon
representatives received a salary. Up to that time they had
been paid solely on commissions.
1985 Libby Riddles won the 1,135-mile Anchorage-to-Nome dog
race becoming the first woman to win the Iditarod.
1987 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AZT. The
drug was proven to slow the progress of AIDS (Acquired
Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
1989 A Washington, DC, district court judge blocked a curfew
imposed by Mayor Barry and the City Council.
1989 In Belfast, two policemen were killed. The IRA claimed
1990 Namibia became an independent nation ending 75 years of
South African rule.
1990 Imelda Marcos, widow of ex-Philippines dictator
Ferdinand Marcos, went on trial for racketeering,
embezzlement and bribery.
1990 In Rumania, tanks were sent to the town of Tirgu Mures
to quell ethnic riots.
1991 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that employers
could not exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic
chemicals could potentially damage a fetus.
1991 The U.S. forgave $2 billion in loans to Poland.
1992 Janice Pennington was awarded $1.3 million for accident
on the set of the "Price is Right" TV show.
1993 Russian President Boris Yeltsin declared emergency
rule. He set a referendum on whether the people trusted him
or the hard-line Congress to govern.
1993 An Irish Republican Army bomb was detonated in
Warrington, England. A 3-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy
1995 About 35,000 Turkish troops crossed the northern border
of Iraq in pursuit of the separatist rebels of the Kurdistan
Workers Party (PKK).
1995 In Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500
others were sickened when packages containing the nerve gas
Sarin was released on five separate subway trains. The
terrorists belonged to a doomsday cult in Japan.
1996 In Los Angeles, Erik and Lyle Menendez were found
guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of their
1996 The U.K. announced that humans could catch CJD (Mad Cow
1997 Liggett Group, the maker of Chesterfield cigarettes,
settled 22 state lawsuits by admitting the industry marketed
cigarettes to teenagers and agreed to warn on every pack
that smoking is addictive.
1998 India's new Hindu nationalist-led government pledges to
"exercise the option to induct nuclear weapons."
1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first men
to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon. The non-
stop trip began on March 3 and covered 26,500 miles.
1999 Legoland California opened Carlsbad, California.
2000 Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, once known
as H. Rap Brown, was captured following a shootout that left
a sherriff's deputy dead.
2002 Actress Pamela Anderson disclosed that she had
2002 Arthur Andersen pled innocent to charges that it had
shredded documents and deleted computer files related to the
energy company Enron.
2003 Cisco Systems Inc. announced it was buying The Linksys
Group INc. for $500 million in stock.
2003 U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait.
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