Wacky punctuation marks 

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Florida waiter arrested for stealing $3,000 
diamond ring
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Today, April 19 in
1587 English admiral Sir Francis Drake entered Cadiz harbor
and sank the Spanish fleet. 
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Wesley Aaron Dicus, 27, Pensacola, Floriduh Florida waiter arrested for stealing $3,000 diamond ring A Florida waiter is accused of stealing a $3,000 diamond ring that fell off a customer's finger. Pensacola police tell news outlets that 27-year-old Wesley Aaron Dicus was arrested Tuesday on charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. The Pensacola News Journal reports a 39-year-old woman told police she believed the ring slipped off when she put lotion on her hands. The ring was later identified on an online app called OfferUp. Police say detectives posing as a couple met with Dicus and he offered to sell it to them for $2,000. Police arrested him when the markings on the ring matched the woman's description. Dicus remains in jail on a $12,500 bond. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Doris Re: Wacky punctuation marks on web pages Dear Webby Dear Webby: Lately I have seen more and more web pages that have question marks and wacky symbols where one would expect a quote or double-quote mark or some other punctuation mark. I have also seen it in some of the blander blogs. I won't visit those again anyway, because of their lack of interesting content, but I am wondering if that is just sloppiness or some new trend. I have even seen it in some articles on anti-government on-line "papers" like CNN and NY-Times-online. What's the story behind that? Doris Dear Doris It's just sloppiness by people who don't know HTML, and who just quickly slobber their stuff into MS WORD and then save it as HTML. What is a real nuisance is that sometimes it looks OK, but sometimes it doesn't. You may have noticed in the Bonehead Awards, paragraphs that I copied form certain online newspapers, also have that problem. Usually I catch the stuff, but sometimes I don't notice the curly quotes and similar gibberish from yuppies pretending to be literate. Sorry about that! Have FUN! DearWebby
A man was suffering from a stomach ache, so he told his wife who suggested he try the tablets the Doctor had given her for a similar pain. After taking his wife's tablets for a week, the pain disappeared but he developed two rather tender lumps, one behind each ear. He went to his doctor, showed him the lumps, and explained what had happened. Whereby the Doctor called him all the fools under the sun, saying, "You bloody idiot! I was treating your wife for a fallen womb, God knows how I'm going to get your balls back down!"
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The strange case of twins
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At one point during the little league game, the coach said to his young son, who was playing in the game, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?" The little boy nodded yes. "Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a team?" The little boy nodded yes. "So," the coach continued, "when a strike is called, or you are out at first, you don't argue or curse or attack the umpire and call him nasty names. Do you understand all that?" Again, the little boy nodded yes. "Good," said the coach. "Now go over there and explain it to your mother."
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Today, on April 19

1012 Aelfheah was murdered by Danes who had been ravaging
the south of England. Aelfhear became the 29th Archbishop of
Canterbury in 1005. 

1539 Emperor Charles V reached a truce with German
Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany. 

1587 English admiral Sir Francis Drake entered Cadiz harbor
and sank the Spanish fleet. 

1689 Residents of Boston ousted their governor, Edmond

1713 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issued the Pragmatic
Sanction, which gave women the rights of succession to
Hapsburg possessions. 

1764 The English Parliament banned the American colonies
from printing paper money. 

1770 Captain James Cook discovered New South Wales,
Australia. Cook originally named the land Point Hicks. 

1775 The American Revolution began as fighting broke out at
Lexington, MA. 

1782 The Netherlands recognized the new United States. 

1794 Tadeusz Kosciuszko forced the Russians out of Warsaw. 

1802 The Spanish reopened the New Orleans port to American

1839 The Kingdom of Belgium was recognized by all the states
of Europe when the Treaty of London was signed. 

1861 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe sailed 900 miles in nine hours in a
hot air balloon from Cincinnati, OH, to Unionville, SC. 

1861 The Baltimore riots resulted in four Union soldiers and
nine civilians killed. 

1861 U.S. President Lincoln ordered a blockade of
Confederate ports. 

1892 The Duryea gasoline buggy was introduced in the U.S. by
Charles and Frank Duryea. 

1897 The first annual Boston Marathon was held. It was the
first of its type in the U.S. 

1927 In China, Hankow communists declared war on Chaing Kai-

1933 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a
proclamation that removed the U.S. from the gold standard. 

1938 General Francisco Franco declared victory over the
Communists in the Spanish Civil War. 

1939 Connecticut approved the Bill of Rights for the U.S.
Constitution after 148 years. 

1943 The Warsaw Ghetto uprising against Nazi rule began. The
Jews were able to fight off the Germans for 28 days. 

1951 General Douglas MacArthur gave his "Old Soldiers"
speech before the U.S. Congress after being relieved by U.S.
President Truman. In the address General MacArthur said that
"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." 

1951 Shigeki Tanaka won the Boston Marathon. Tanaka had
survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, Japan during World
War II. 

1956 Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco
when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The civil
ceremony took place on April 18. 

1960 Baseball uniforms began displaying player's names on
their backs. 

1967 Surveyor 3 landed on the moon and began sending photos
back to the U.S. 

1971 Russia launched the Salyut into orbit around Earth. It
was the first space station. 

1975 India launched its first satellite with aid from the

1981 In Davao, Philippines, thirteen people were killed when
members of the New People's Army threw hand grenades into
the Roman Catholic cathedral during Easter services. 

1982 The U.S. announced a ban on U.S. tourist and business
traval to Cuba. The U.S. charged the Cuban government with
subversion in Central America. 

1987 In Phoenix, AZ, skydiver Gregory Robertson went into a
200-mph free-fall to save an unconscious colleague 3,500
feet from the ground. 

1987 The last California condor known to be in the wild was
captured and placed in a breeding program at the San Diego
Wild Animal Park. 

1989 A gun turret exploded aboard the USS Iowa. 47 sailors
were killed. 

1989 In El Salvador, Attorney General Alvadora was killed by
a car bomb. 

1993 The Branch-Davidianís compound in Waco, TX, burned to
the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the
cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed
including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped
the fire. 

1994 A Los Angeles jury awarded $3.8 million to Rodney King
for violation of his civil rights. 

1995 The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City,
OK, was destroyed by a bomb. It was the worst bombing on
U.S. territory. 168 people were killed including 19
children, and 500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh was found
guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997. 

1998 Wang Dan, a leader of 1989 Tienanmen Square pro
democracy protests, was freed by the Chinese government. 

2000 In the Philippines, Air Philippines GAP 541 crashed
while preparing to land. 131 people were killed. 

2002 The USS Cole was relaunched. In Yemen, 17 sailors were
killed when the ship was attacked by terrorists on October
12, 2000. The attack was blamed on Osama bin Laden's al-
Qaida network. 

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