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Today's Bonehead Award: 
A grandmother was arrested for dumping 
a vulnerable 17 year-old orphan at a 
highway rest area.

Today, December 18 in
1898 A new automobile speed record was set at 39 mph (63 kph).

1979 The sound barrier was broken on land for the first time 
by Stanley Barrett when he drove at 739.6 mph. 
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Janie Gill, 69, Greenwood County, Kansas A grandmother was arrested for dumping a vulnerable 17 year-old orphan at a highway rest area. Janie Gill, 69, drove the 'possibly autistic' teenager, who is also non-verbal, across state lines in late November and left him off the highway in Greenwood County, Kansas. She left the boy, named as Guy, with no money, medication, identification, or means to communicate and says she did so because she could not handle the teenager, police say. 'It's just really upsetting knowing that he was left,' the teenager's former teacher, Jessica Burdine told KAKE News. 'He's non verbal, unable to communicate his feelings and his needs and it just breaks my heart that he would just be left without anybody to care for him' It was unclear how long Guy, whose parents are dead, had been at the rest stop before Kansas deputies found him, said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton. Authorities believe he was abandoned for up to 24 hours before he was found by a custodian at the rest stop. 'It's just sad as all get out,' Walton said. 'On a positive note, I really believe this kid's going to come out better.' A neighbor told investigators that Gill locked her grandson in a room overnight and when she went to work. When authorities searched her home they found a 'deadbolt locking device' that 'had a key on the outside of the door,' so it could only be locked, or unlocked, from the outside. Gill told authorities multiple false stories about why she abandoned her grandson before she finally confessed that she left the boy at the rest stop because she knew someone would find him and give him the care he needs. Investigators say Gill was on her way to pick up her husband, who was being released from a Kansas prison. Originally, she told police that she left the boy with a relative in Ada, Oklahoma, but that was proven to be false. According to Walton, the incident may have a happy ending. He said the boy is happy and likes where he is now, in protective custody in Kansas. Gill was arrested for child neglect and is being held on $500,000 bond until she will be extradited to Greenwood County to be formally charged. According to Sheriff Walton, the incident may have a happy ending. He said the boy is happy and likes where he is now, in protective custody in Kansas.
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Customer at a counter of a lawn ornament shop: "Give me four of those pinwheels, two of those pink flamingos, two of the sunflowers, and one of those bent-over grandma in bloomers." Cashier reply's: "That'll be eight dollars for the pinwheels, ten dollars for the flamingos, six dollars for the sunflowers, and an apology to my wife!" ___________________________________________________ Daily tip from Keeping Paint Off Hinges It can be difficult to put masking tape on hinges to keep paint off them. Instead, cover them with petroleum jelly. Any paint that gets on them will be easy to wipe off, even after the paint dries. ____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ Steve wasn't feeling well and so he went to the doctor to get himself checked. After a thorough examination, the doctor said, "Well, Steve, based on my examination, the best thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods, give up alcohol, and stop smoking." "To be honest with you, Doc," said Steve, "I don't deserve the best. What's the SECOND best?" ___________________________________________________ A Sunday School teacher asked her class, "Does anyone know what we mean by sins of omission?" A small girl replied, "Aren't those the sins we should have committed, but didn't?" ___________________________________________________
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What's the Heirloom Christmas Book about? It is a BIG e-book with all the stories, that your great grandmother recited or read to your grandmother, when she was a kid. I want these stories to be preserved. You may know what it is about, when somebody mentions "bittersweet love like in 'The Gift Of The Magi'," but with today's education, your kids or even their teachers, probably don't know. So I collected these classics and put them all together into one e-book. This book of Christmas Stories is a cultural treasure, that should be passed on to our descendants. Since it is in e-book format, you can put it onto a CD for each kid, and fill the rest of the CD with family pictures and other keepsakes, making it a true heirloom. I have produced a smaller version last year. This final edition has more stories and illustrations, but I kept the price down to the same $10. The Heirloom Christmas Book also makes a nice Christmas gift! Click on the book cover to get your copy or click on Heirloom Christmas Book You can download it and give the file as a gift! ___________________________________________________

Today December 18 in
1796 The "Monitor," of Baltimore, MD, was published as the first
Sunday newspaper. 

1862 The first orthopedic hospital was organized in New York
City. It was called the Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled. 

1865 U.S. Secretary of State William Seward issued a statement
verifying the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution. The amendment abolished slavery with the
declaration: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except
as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly
convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place
subject to their jurisdiction." 

1898 A new automobile speed record was set at 39 mph (63 kph). 

1903 The Panama Canal Zone was acquired 'in perpetuity' by the
U.S. for an annual rent. 

1912 The discovery of the Piltdown Man in East Sussex was
announced. It was proved to be a hoax in 1953. 

1915 U.S. President Wilson, widowed the year before, married
Edith Bolling Galt at her Washington home. 

1916 During World War I, after 10 months of fighting the Allies
defeated the Germans in the Battle of Verdun. 

1935 A $1 silver certificate was issued for the first time in the

1936 Su-Lin, the first giant panda to come to the U.S. from
China, arrived in San Francisco, CA. The bear was sold to the
Brookfield Zoo for $8,750. 

1940 Adolf Hitler signed a secret directive ordering preparations
for a Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Operation "Barbarossa"
was launched in June 1941. 

1944 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of
Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably loyal
Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained. 

1950 NATO foreign ministers approved plans to defend Western
Europe, including the use of nuclear weapons, if necessary. 

1953 WPTZ, in Philadelphia, PA, presented a Felso commercial, it
was the first color telecast seen on a local station. 

1956 "To Tell the Truth" debuted on CBS-TV. 

1956 Japan was admitted to the United Nations. 

1957 The Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania went
online. It was the first nuclear facility to generate electricity
in the United States. It was taken out of service in 1982. 

1963 Ron Clarke set a world record when he ran six miles in 28
minutes and 15.6 seconds. 

1965 Kenneth LeBel jumped 17 barrels on ice skates. 

1969 Britain's Parliament abolished the death penalty for murder.

1970 Divorce became legal in Italy. 

1972 The United States began the heaviest bombing of North
Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The attack ended 12 days later. 

1973 The IRA launched its Christmas bombing campaign in London. 

1979 The sound barrier was broken on land for the first time by
Stanley Barrett when he drove at 739.6 mph. 

1983 Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 100th point in
the 34th game of the season. 

1987 Ivan F. Boesky was sentenced to three years in prison for
plotting Wall Street's biggest insider-trading scandal. He only
served about two years of the sentence. 

1996 Despite a U.N. truce, factional fighting in the Somali
capital of Mogadishu, broke out in which at least 300 fighters
and civilians were killed. 

1998 The U.S. House of Representatives began the debate on the
four articles of impeachment concerning U.S. President Bill
Clinton. It was only the second time in U.S. history that process
had begun. 

1998 Russia recalled its U.S. ambassador in protest of the U.S.
attacks on Iraq. 

1998 South Carolina proceeded with the U.S.' 500th execution
since capital punishment was restored. 

1999 After living atop an ancient redwood in Humboldt County, CA,
for two years, environmental activist Julia "Butterfly" Hill came
down, ending her anti-logging protest. 

2001 Mark Oliver Gebel, a Ringling Bros. Circus star, went on
trial for animal abuse. The charges stemmed from an incident with
an elephant that was marching too slowly into a circus
performance on August 25, 2001. He was acquitted on December 21,

2001 A fire damaged New York City's St. John Cathedral. The
cathedral is the largest in the United States. 

2001 In Seattle, WA, Gary Leon Ridgeway pled innocent to the
charge of murder for four of the Green River serial killings. He
had been arrested on November 30, 2001. 

2009 General Motors announced that it would shut down its Saab

2009 A Paris court ruled that Google was breaking French law with
its policy of digitizing books and fined the company a $14,300-a-
day fine until it rids its search engine of the literary

2009 James Cameron's movie "Avatar" was released in the United
States. On January 26, the movie became the highest-grossing film

2010 In Nanjing, China, the Zifeng Tower opened. 

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