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Smash and graber jailed in MO

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Today, March 1 in
1873 E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, NY, began the manufacturing
of the first practical typewriter. 

1854 The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About 50
slavery opponents began the new political group. 
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Ronald E. Parks, 62, Kansas City, Missouri Smash and grabber jailed Another dumb criminal, this time caught on camera. Ronald E. Parks, 62, has been charged on multiple counts in connection with plowing his truck into the Gordmans store at 135th & State Line after midnight Dec. 4, stealing about $800 in women's sweaters, and getting stuck and smoking his tires on the way out. When police found him, there were Gordmans price tags in his damaged truck and a trail of them leading to his back door. He caused about $80,000 in damage to the business.
>From Alice Re: Whart is a "driver" ? Dear DearWebby I too get all kinds of ads and pop ups about drivers. What are they really? Do I really need them? Alice Dear Alice Drivers started with printers. Originally printers understood commands to print certain letters. That was fine when typists were paid according to how many pieces of correspondence they did per hour. The Women's Libbers didn't do too well with that and called that a misogynic system and demanded payment according to how beautiful their correspondence was. So Apple and Microsoft and printer manufacturers complied and enabled fancy fonts and all kinds of cute stuff. Since that was not included in the 256 different letter commands, they came up with translators for the fancy stuff. Those are called "drivers". Printers were just the beginning. Then came graphics. Each printer and camera maker interpreted things differently, so they required drivers. All that went relatively smoothly until Windows VISTA. Microsoft wrongly assumed that printer and camera makers would create drivers for items, that had been sold and paid for years ago. Well, they didn't, and there was much hue and cry and VISTA bombed. Microsoft learned their lesson and since then all new versions of Windows include tons of drivers for any printer produced since Gutenberg, plus new ones get added "in the cloud" for you to download. When you buy a new 2019 printer, your 2010 Windows sees that it does not have a driver for it, so it automatically offers to download it. Sometimes, though rarely, printer manufacturers discover problems and produce a driver to cope with that. If and when something does not work right, you can download those supplemental drivers. Their support will suggest that. Occasionally the asame thing happens with computers. For example DELL pops a pop-up about once a year suggesting to download and install a cumulative bug fix by clicking OK. No big deal. So, all in all, drivers are no problem. If and when you need them, you will find out painlessly. If you want to check your drivers, you can hit START, and type dxdiag and hit ENTER. That will give you the same as all those fancy driver checkers. For free, and without any sneaky spyware hidden in it. Have Fun! DearWebby
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Today March 1 in
1498 Vasco de Gama landed at what is now Mozambique on his way to
India. 

1562 In Vassy, France, Catholics massacred over 1,000 Huguenots.
The event started the First War of Religion. 

1692 In Salem Village, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Salem
witch trials began. Four women were the first to be charged. 

1781 In America, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of
Confederation. 

1784 In Great Britain, E. Kidner opened the first cooking school.


1790 The U.S. Congress authorized the first U.S. census. 

1810 Sweden became the first country to appoint an Ombudsman,
Lars August Mannerheim. 

1811 Egyptian ruler Mohammed Ali massacred the leaders of the
Mameluke dynasty. 

1815 Napoleon returned to France from the island of Elba. He had
been forced to abdicate in April of 1814. 

1862 Prussia formally recognized the Kingdom of Italy. 

1872 The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone
National Park. It was the world's first national park. 

1873 E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, NY, began the manufacturing
of the first practical typewriter. 

1896 The Battle of Adowa began in Ethiopia between the forces of
Emperor Menelik II and Italian troops. The Italians were
defeated. 

1900 In South Africa, Ladysmith was relieved by British troops
after being under siege by the Boers for more than four months. 

1907 In Odessa, Russia, there were only about 15,000 Jews left
due to evacuations. 

1907 In Spain, a royal decree abolished civil marriages. 

1907 In New York, the Salvation Army opened an anti-suicide
bureau. 

1911 Industrialist Henry Frick acquired Velasquez's "Portrait of
King Philip IV." 

1911 Jose Ordonez was elected President of Uraguay. 

1912 Captain Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a
moving airplane. 

1924 Disney released the first Alice Comedy entitled "Alice's Day
at Sea." 

1927 The Bank of Italy became a National Bank. 

1932 The 22-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was
kidnapped. The child was found dead in May. 

1937 U.S. Steel raised workers’ wages to $5 a day. 

1937 In Connecticut, the first permanent automobile license
plates were issued. 

1941 FM Radio began in Nashville, TN, when station W47NV began
operations. 

1941 Bulgaria joined the Axis powers by signing the Tripartite
Pact. 

1947 The International Monetary Fund began operations. 

1947 Chinese Premier T.V. Soong resigned. 

1949 Joe Louis announced that he was retiring from boxing as
world heavyweight boxing champion. 

1950 Klaus Fuchs was convicted of giving U.S. atomic secrets to
the Soviet Union. 

1954 The United States announced that it had conducted a hydrogen
bomb test on the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. It was the
first U.S. test of a dry fuel hydrogen bomb under Operation
Castle. 

1954 Five U.S. congressmen were wounded when four Puerto Rican
nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of
Representatives. 

1959 Archbishop Makarios returned to Cyprus from exile. 

1961 The Peace Corps was established by U.S. President Kennedy. 

1962 Pakistan announced that it had a new constitution that set
up a presidential system of government. 

1966 The Soviet probe, Venera 3 crashed on the planet Venus. It
was the first spacecraft to land on the surface of another
planet. 

1966 Ghana ordered all Soviet, East German and Chinese
technicians to leave the country. 

1971 A bomb exploded in a restroom in the Senate wing of the U.S.
Capitol. There were no injuries. A U.S. group protesting the
Vietnam War claimed responsibility. 

1974 Seven people were indicted in connection with the Watergate
break-in. The charge was conspiring to obstruct justice. 

1983 The New Jersey Transit strike began. It ended on April 2. 

1984 The U.S.S.R. performed a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan,
Semipalatinsk, U.S.S.R. 

1987 S&H Green Stamps became S&H Green Seals. The stamps were
introduced 90 years earlier. 

1988 Soviet troops were sent into Azerbaijan after ethnic riots
between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. 

1989 In Washington, DC, Mayor Barry and the City council imposed
a curfew on minors. 

1990 In Cairo, 16 people were killed in a fire at the Sheraton
Hotel. 

1992 Bosnian Serb snipers fired upon civilians after a majority
of the Moslem and Croatian communities voted in favor of Bosnia's
independence. 

1992 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia announced major political reforms
that ceded some powers after 10 years of disciplined rule. 

1992 Bosnian Muslims and Croats voted to secede from Yugoslavia. 

1993 The U.S. government announced that the number of food stamp
recipients had reached a record number of 26.6 million. 

1994 Israel released about 500 Arab prisoners in an effort to
placate Palestinians over the Hebron massacre. 

1995 The European Parliament rejected legislation that would have
allowed biotechnology companies to patent new life forms. 

1995 Yahoo! was incorporated. 

1996 In Kuala, Lumpur, construction was completed for the
Petronas Towers. 

1999 The Angolan Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, exploded. Four other
bombs went off in the capital. 

1999 In Uganda, eight tourists were brutally murdered by Hutu
rebels. 

1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones began their attempt to
circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon non-stop. They
succeeded on March 20, 1999. 

2002 Operation Anaconda began in eastern Afghanistan. Allied
forces were fighting against Taliban and Al Quaida fighters. 

2003 In New York, a $250,000 Salvador Dali sketch was stolen from
a display case in the lobby at Rikers Island jail. On June 17,
2003, it was announced that four corrections officers had
surrendered and pled innocent in connection to the theft. The
mixed-media composition was a sketch of the crucifixion. 

2003 In the U.S., approximately 180,000 personnel from 22
different organizations around the government became part of the
Department of Homeland Security. This completed the largest
government reorganization since the beginning of the Cold War. 

2003 Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured by CIA and Pakistani
agents near Islamabad. He was the suspected mastermind behind the
terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. 

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