Rule 240 at airports 




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Today is Friday, January 12
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Todays Bonehead Award:
Wanted Texan has social security number 
tattooed on his forehead


Bonehead
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Today, January 12 in
1940 Soviet bombers raided cities in Finland. Finland asked
Germany for help. Finland switched sides to the Allied side
shortly before WWII was over.

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_____________________________________________________ From Rosa Our family owned restaurant is the setting for many of our discussions about how to handle the customer who asks, "What's good tonight?" Obviously, we would never serve anything we didn't think was good. I braced myself one Saturday night when I heard the dreaded question posed to my husband. He calmly replied, "Anything over $13.95." _____________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Robert Wooten, 40, Houston, Texas Wanted Texan has social security number tattooed on his forehead Is Robert Wooten’s identity worth stealing? The 40-year-old Texan is a career criminal whose rap sheet includes multiple felony convictions and prison terms. He is currently wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies in Houston. It is not hard to identify Wooten (seen above) since he has his own social security number tattooed on his forehead (not to mention Houston’s area code, 713, inked on his throat). Members of the public are being asked to call the Houston Police Department or Crime Stoppers of Houston if they have information about Wooten’s whereabouts. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Glenis Re: Rule 240 Dear Webby, Dear Webby, You travel a lot. What is "Rule 240" really about, and how does it apply under the current security restrictions? Glenis Dear Glenis Actually, I have not travelled for a few years now. I bet you saw somebody march up to a ticket counter, mentioned "Rule 240"and was instantly given wads of hotel vouchers and tickets. "Rule 240" used to be the federal compensation schedule for passengers inconvenienced by delays due to air line mess-ups. Nowadays each airline has their own "Rule 240" filed with the DOT. The "Rule 240" filings are usually quite straight forward. IF you were at the gate on time, and IF there was no force majeure" events: weather, strikes, "acts of God," or other occurrences that the airlines say they cannot control, or you miss a connection because they were late, they promise to put you up in a decent hotel, give you alternate tickets and meal vouchers. Where the fun comes in is that 99% of the airport counter staff have at one time or another heard about "Rule 240", but have no clue where they can find the copy that is supposed to be at each counter. So they usually fall all over themselves to err on the safe side, rather than get in trouble. You can get the "Rule 240" filings at http://www.mytravelrights.com/travellaw.cfm?ai=3 If the take-off is delayed because of security problems, then the air line is theoretically off the hook, but very few counter staffers know enough about "Rule 240" to intelligently dispute the points, and so they rather give you vouchers. Have FUN! DearWebby

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Today, January 12, in
1519 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died. 

1773 The first public museum in America was established in
Charleston, SC. 

1866 The Royal Aeronautical Society was founded in London. 

1875 Kwang-su was made emperor of China. 

1879 The British-Zulu War began when the British invaded
Zululand. 

1882 Thomas Edison's central station on Holborn Viaduct in
London began operation. 

1896 At Davidson College, several students took x-ray
photographs. They created the first X-ray photographs to be
made in America. 

1904 Henry Ford set a new land speed record when he reached
91.37 miles per hour. 

1908 A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first
time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 

1938 Austria recognized the Franco government in Spain. 

1940 Soviet bombers raided cities in Finland. Finland asked
Germany for help. Finland switched sides to the Allied side
shortly before WWII was over.

1942 U.S. President Roosevelt created the National War Labor
Board. 

1943 The Office of Price Administration announced that standard
frankfurters/hot dogs/wieners would be replaced by 'Victory
Sausages.' Most people called them Victory Wieners.

1945 During World War II, with US help the Soviet forces began
a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. 

1948 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not
discriminate against law-school applicants because of race. 

1960 Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals became the first
pro basketball player in the NBA to score more than 15,000
points in his career. 

1964 Leftist rebels in Zanzibar began their successful revolt
against the government and a republic was proclaimed. 

1966 U.S. President Johnson said in his State of the Union
address that the United States should stay in South Vietnam
until Communist aggression there was ended. 

1966 "Batman" debuted on ABC-TV. 

1967 "Dragnet" returned to NBC-TV after being off the network
schedule for eight years. 

1970 The breakaway state of Biafra capitulated and the Nigerian
civil war came to an end. 

1971 "All In the Family" debuted on CBS-TV. My Hero!

1973 Yassar Arafat was re-elected as head of the Palestinian
Liberation Organization. 

1986 Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that
included the first Hispanic-American in space, Dr. Franklin R.
Chang-Diaz.

1991 The U.S. Congress passed a resolution authorizing
President Bush to use military power to force Iraq out of
Kuwait. 

1995 Northern Ireland Secretary Patrick Mayhew announced that
as of January 16 British troops would no longer carry out
daylight street patrols in Belfast. 

1998 Tyson Foods Inc. pled guilty to giving $12,000 to former
Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy. Tyson was fined $6 million. 

1998 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning. 

1998 Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's
office with taped conversations between herself and former
White House intern Monica Lewinsky. 

1999 Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold at auction in
New York for $3 million to an anonymous bidder. 

2000 The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, gave police broad
authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of
an officer. 

2005 NASA launched "Deep Impact". The spacecraft was planned to
impact on Comet Tempel 1 after a six-month, 268 million-mile
journey. 

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