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Good Morning, ,
Today is Monday, April 3

We got a blizzard going on right now. Three inches of snow
and getting deeper. We are supposed to get our first rain of
the year on the weekend, almost an inch. That will wash away
the winter's dust.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Todays Bonehead Award:
Atlanta man arrested for arson, 
that destroyed major overpass.
Details at  Boneheads
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Today, April 3 in
1860 The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, MO and
Sacramento, CA. The trip across country took about 10 days.
The Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half. 
See More of what happened on this
day in history.
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______________________________________________________ Reported by the Bausell Sailor An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Basil Eleby, 39, Atlanta, Georgia Basil Eleby Charged With First-Degree Arson in Atlanta blaze The man accused of starting a massive fire that collapsed a crucial stretch of highway north of downtown Atlanta has been charged with arson. Basil Eleby, 39, was in court Saturday to face charges of first-degree arson and first-degree criminal damage to property in connection with the Thursday blaze, which caused an elevated portion of Interstate 85 to crumble. Eleby Has an Extensive Criminal History & Was Previously Arrested 19 Times Eleby, who remains in Fulton County Jail on a $200,000 bond, was arrested Friday along with Sophia Bruner and Barry Thomas, both of whom were charged with criminal trespass. "We believe they were together when the fire was set and Eleby is the one who set the fire," Jay Florence, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Insurance, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Investigators believe the trio may be homeless. The inferno broke out during rush hour Thursday, quickly devouring construction materials that had been stored underneath the overpass. At around 7 p.m. ET, the bridge gave way in a flaming heap that spewed thick, black smoke that could be seen from miles away. Russell R. McMurry, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, said Friday the fire was started in an area used as a storage location for "surplus construction materials," such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping. McMurry said it would take several months to rebuild. "That is no small feat," he told reporters Friday, "but we're up to the challenge." The U.S. Department of Transportation has released $10 million in emergency release funds to the state to kick- start the rebuilding process. No one was injured in the bridge collapse, authorities said Friday. But the dramatic incident snarled traffic around one of the busiest stretches of roadway in America, and Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for Fulton County. "This is about as serious a transportation crisis as we can imagine," Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said late Thursday as commuters scrambled to find new routes home. Officials have said more than 225,000 vehicles pass through the affected area on an average weekday. Authorities do not know how or why Eleby started the fire. Florence said details would be released as the investigation goes forward. Those overpasses are a semi-sanctioned suburb for the homeless, just like in many major cities. To get the homeless out of the business and residential areas, they are tolerated under the overpasses and not hassled there. The problem is that there is no garbage pick-up and a lot of flammable material accumulates. Eleby was observed setting a big, stuffed chair on fire, and that in turn set the stacks of PVC pipes on fire. It is not known yet whether Eleby had planned to use the chair to set the piping on fire, or whether he just wanted to burn the chair. Quite likely this incident will cause many major cities to reconsider allowing their overpasses to be used as sanctuary suburbs for the urban campers to keep them out of residential and commercial areas, and if they should conduct occasional clean-up and garbage pick-up in those areas. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Elvira Re: PDF editor Dear Webby On my last machine I used to have a nice PDF editor, but that is gone with that old hard drive. I wasted a day trying to find that one or one like it, but now they all are just phony crap, pretending to be free, but then demanding $60 or more if you want to actually use them. Plus, they are crap that I would not pay $5 for. All I need is something to fill out the occasional forms because my handwriting is getting a bit jittery. Isn't there a good alternative out there? Elvira Dear Elvira There sure is! Yes, all the PDF editors advertised as "Free Download" are indeed phony crap. And I agree, I would not pay $5 for any of them either, never mind $60 or $90 or even more. I use Nitro READER, and have for many years. It is not advertised, just word of mouth from friend to friend. Nitro READER is not just for reading or for form filling. I have even used it for converting ordinary huge docs docs to eBooks. Nitro also works the other way around. You can convert a PDF file to a Word document! You can get it at Nitro You can create PDFs from virtually any Windows application and from over 300 formats. Drag and drop files to instantly create a PDF. Customize your PDFs with tools like custom colors, font- embedding, page size, orientation and output quality or keep it simple with preset options. Convert to plain text Extract images and tons more. They do have a PRO version, but most likely you will be quite pleasantly surprised with the free version. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Today on April 3

1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida.
He had sighted the land the day before. 

1829 James Carrington patented the coffee mill. 

1860 The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, MO and
Sacramento, CA. The trip across country took about 10 days.
The Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half. 

1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond,
Virginia. 

1866 Rudolph Eickemeyer and G. Osterheld patented a blocking
and shaping machine for hats. 

1882 The American outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back
and killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward. There was
later controversy over whether it was actually Jesse James
that had been killed. 

1910 Alaska's Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North
America was climbed. 

1936 Richard Bruno Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping
and death of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. 

1942 The Japanese began their all-out assault on the U.S.
and Filipino troops at Bataan. 

1946 Lt. General Masaharu Homma, the Japanese commander
responsible for the Bataan Death March, was executed in the
Philippines. 

1948 U.S. President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan to
revive war-torn Europe. It was $5 billion in aid for 16
countries. 

1967 The U.S. State Department said that Hanoi might be
brainwashing American prisoners and started experimenting
doing the same. 

1968 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "mountaintop"
speech just 24 hours before he was assassinated. 

1968 North Vietnam agreed to meet with U.S. representatives
to set up preliminary peace talks. 

1972 Charlie Chaplin returned to the U.S. after a twenty-
year absence. 

1979 Jane Byrne became the first female mayor in Chicago. 

1983 It was reported that Vietnamese occupation forces had
overrun a key insurgent base in western Cambodia. 

1984 Col. Lansana Konte became the new president of Guinea
when the armed forces seized power after the death of Sekou
Toure.

1985 The U.S. charged that Israel violated the Geneva
Convention by deporting Shiite prisoners. 

1986 The U.S. national debt hit $2 trillion. 

1987 Riots disrupted mass during the Pope's visit to
Santiago, Chili. 

1996 An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron
Brown crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard. 

1996 Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski was arrested. He
pled guilty in January 1998 to five Unabomber attacks in
exchange for a life sentence without chance for parole. 

2010 The first Apple iPad was released. 

2017  smiled.


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