Coping with hotels 


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English secondary school makes boys wear skirts 
to make transgender students feel more at home.
Today, June 24 in
1675 King Philip's War began when Indians massacre colonists 
at Swansee, Plymouth colony. 

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Tech Support Pits From: SueEllea Re: Coping with hotels Dear Webby In my new positon, I have to do a fair bit of traveling, and so far I don't like the computer part of it one bit. My daughter told me that you travel a lot and have written about that before. Well, you haven't, since I signed up. Hopefully the other subscribers won't be bored if you write an update on your travel tips. Thanks SueElla Dear SueElla The biggest nuisance with traveling is that most hotels use high tables and low chairs. Nobody knows why, but even hotels that claim to be business oriented and have office type swivel chairs, use ridiculously high tables. Most hotel tables come from China and just like un-hemmed bargain pants, the legs are way too long and need to be trimmed for the actually needed length. Unfortunately, that is too challenging for hotel staff. I cope with that problem by carrying a 5/16" thick piece of plexiglass trimmed to precisely fit into the lid of my big wheeled carryon. Well, nowadays I can't take it on board a plane any more and I have to check it through, but that piece of plexiglass has travelled with me for about 20 years. When I get to a hotel, I jam it into a partly opened dresser or night table drawer, and set my laptop on that. Then the separate keyboard, that I also take along, is at the perfect height for maximum typing speed while sitting in a low hotel chair. Yes, I take a regular keyboard along, with proper numeric keypad. I also take along a 5 button mouse. I am used to using the side buttons for copying and pasting. I also take along the following: Wireless DSL modem card 15 foot network cable 20 foot telephone cable Female-Female telephone cable connector Telephone line one-to-two splitter 20 foot light weight extension cord (Lamp Cord) Two 5 watt LED lightbulbs Print-out of Earthlink access numbers for the areas that I travel to. Naturally, I try to go to hotels that have wireless high- speed connections, but sometimes the room is too far away from the transmitter or the max number of people are already logged on by the time I get set up. Then old fashioned dial-up is better than nothing. I have to say that Earthlink has never let me down, even overseas, however, since their support was moved to Asia, it has deteriorated. Instead of joking with a valley girl, you are now arguing with somebody, who does not speak Engrish very well. That is why you need that print-out of all the local access numbers. Have FUN DearWebby
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Today, June 24 in
1314 Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of
England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland. 

1340 The English fleet defeated the French fleet at Sluys, off the
Flemish coast. 

1497 Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of
England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland. 

1509 Henry VIII was crowned King of England. 

1664 New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded. 

1675 King Philip's War began when Indians massacre colonists at
Swansee, Plymouth colony. 

1717 The Freemasons were founded in London. 

1793 The first republican constitution in France was adopted. 

1812 Napoleon crossed the Nieman River and invaded Russia. 

1844 Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent #3,633 for vulcanized

1859 At the Battle of Solferino, also known as the Battle of the
Three Sovereigns, the French army led by Napoleon III defeated the
Austrian army under Franz Joseph I in northern Italy. 

1861 Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias
Point, Virginia. 

1862 U.S. intervention saved the British and French at the Dagu
forts in China. 

1869 Mary Ellen "Mammy" Pleasant officially became the Vodoo Queen
in San Francisco, CA. 

1910 The Japanese army invaded Korea. 

1913 Greece and Serbia annulled their alliance with Bulgaria
following border disputes over Macedonia and Thrace. 

1931 The Soviet Union and Afghanistan signed a treaty of

1940 France signed an armistice with Italy. 

1940 TV cameras were used for the first time in a political
convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA. 

1941 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support
to the Soviet Union. 

1947 Kenneth Arnold reported seeing flying saucers over Mt.
Rainier, Washington. 

1948 The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade. 

1955 Soviet MIG's down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering

1964 The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965,
cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on
their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking. 

1968 "Resurrection City," a shantytown constructed as part of the
Poor People's March on Washington D.C., was closed down by

1970 The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of
Tonkin Resolution. 

1982 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that no president could be
sued for damages connected with actions taken while serving as
President of the United States. 

1985 Natalia Solzhenitsyn the wife of exiled, Soviet author
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, became a U.S. citizen. 

1986 The Empire State Building was designated a National Historic

1997 The U.S. Air Force released a report titled "The Roswell
Report, Case Closed" that dismissed the claims that an alien
spacecraft had crashed in Roswell, NM, in 1947. 

1998 AT&T Corp. struck a deal to buy cable TV giant Tele-
Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion. 

1998 Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 600-millionth guest. 

2002 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries, not judges, must
make the decision to give a convicted killer the death penalty. 

2002 A painting from Monet's Waterlilies series sold for $20.2

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