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Good Morning, ! Today is Sunday, Nov 12 __________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ History: Today, Nov 12, in 1995, The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir. __________________________________________________ Q It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. --- Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937) ___________________________________________________ If You Can Spare A Coin, Please Hit Paypal With It! ___________________________________________________ BONEHEAD AWARD Driver arrested for third DUI after running red light, crashing into Visalia Police Officer _______________________________________________________ Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. --- Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), _______________________________________________________ Banff National Parkway in Alberta, Canada ___________________________________________________ If You Can Spare A Coin, Please Hit Paypal With It! ___________________________________________________ An assistant to Nancy Pelosi told her she had a fantastic dream last night There was a humongous parade in Washington celebrating Pelosi. Millions lined the parade route, cheering when Nancy went past. Bands were playing; children were throwing confetti into the air; there were balloons everywhere. It was the biggest celebration Washington had ever seen. Nancy was very impressed and said, "That's really great! By the way, how did I look in your dream? Was my hair okay? Her assistant said, "I couldn't tell, the casket was closed. ___________________________________________________ Joel Garo Fierce look of a Northern Saw whet owl November 2023 Calgary ___________________________________________________ Girl: 'When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden.' Boy: 'It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't have any worries or troubles.' Girl: 'Well that's because we aren't married yet.' ___________________________________________________ DearWebby's Tech Support Pits From: Mary Re: Erratic slowdown Dear Webby Every now and then my computer starts actic totally senile, like the proverbial description: It acts like I got 37 tabs open and I have no clue where the music is coming from. When that happens, everything slows to a crawl and I can't do anything except lean on the shut-down button. There MUST be a better way to deal with that! What is it? Mary Dear Mary Dear Mary Hit CTRL SHIFT ESC That brings up the Task Manager. Sort it by memory usage, biggest on top. Most likely the biggest is FireFox or Chrome. Highlight the worst, and hit the END PROCESS button. Probably nothing happens for a while. Just be patient. After a while it will ask you if you really want to end that process. Click on YES. Then go after the next one. As you kill the worst ones, the actions will get faster and faster. After a while your computer speeds up to the speed, that you expect and demand. Generally, anything that takes over 200 MB of RAM is barking too loud and needs to be shut down. Have FUN! DearWebby _________________________________________________ If You Can Spare A Coin, Please Hit Paypal With It! ___________________________________________________ Marissa Lianos, 24, Visalia, California, USA Driver arrested for third DUI after running red light, crashing into Visalia Police Officer A woman was arrested after she ran a red light and crashed into a Visalia police car Friday morning. The crash happened around 1:50 a.m. on Locust and Center Streets. 24-year-old Marissa Lianos, who is on probation for driving under the influence, was arrested again for DUI following the crash. This is her third DUI. The officer was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Lianos was booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility on DUI charges. She and her passengers in her van did not appear to be injured. _________________________________________________ History On November 12, in 1799, Andrew Ellicott Douglass witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. 1840, Sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris. His most widely known works are "The Kiss" and "The Thinker." 1859, The first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules Leotard at Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France. He was also the designer of the garment that is named after him. 1892, William "Pudge" Heffelfinger became the first professional football player when he was paid a $500 bonus for helping the Allegheny Athletic Association beat the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. 1915, Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. 1918, Austria and Czechoslovakia were declared independent republics. 1921, Representatives of nine nations gathered for the start of the Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments. 1927, Joseph Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union. Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party leading to Stalin coming to power. 1931, Maple Leaf Gardens opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was to be the new home of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). 1933, In Philadelphia, the first Sunday football game was played. 1940, Walt Disney released "Fantasia." 1942, During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory. 1944, During World War II, the German battleship "Tirpitz" was sunk off the coast of Norway. 1946, The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL. 1948, The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo and six other World War II Japanese leaders to death. 1953, The National Football League (NFL) policy of blacking out home games was upheld by Judge Allan K. Grim of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. 1954, Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892. 1964, Paula Murphy set the female land speed record 226.37 MPH. 1972, Don Shula, coach of the Miami Dolphins, became the first NFL head coach to win 100 regular season games in 10 seasons. 1975, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired because of failing health, ending a record 36-year term. 1979, U.S. President Carter ordered a halt to all oil imports from Iran in response to 63 Americans being taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 4. 1980, The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles of Saturn while transmitting data back to Earth. 1982, Yuri V. Andropov was elected to succeed the late Leonid I. Brezhnev as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee. 1984, Space shuttle astronauts Dale Gardner and Joe Allen snared the Palapa B-2 satellite in history's first space salvage. 1985, In Norfolk, VA, Arthur James Walker was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a spy ring run by his brother, John A. Walker Jr. 1987, The American Medical Association issued a policy statement that said it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV- positive. 1990, Japanese Emperor Akihito formally assumed the Chrysanthemum Throne. 1991, In the U.S., Robert Gates was sworn in as CIA director. 1995, The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir. 1997, Four Americans and their Pakistani driver were shot to death in Karachi, Pakistan. The Americans were oil company employees. 1997, The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iraq for constraints being placed on UN arms inspectors. 1997, Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. 1998, Daimler-Benz completed a merger with Chrysler to form Daimler-Chrysler AG. 2001, American Airlines flight 587 crashed just minutes after take off from Kennedy Airport in New York. The Airbus A300 crashed into the Rockaway Beach section of Queens. All 260 people aboard were killed. 2001, It was reported that the Northern Alliance had taken the Kabul, Afghanistan, from the ruling Taliban. The Norther Alliance at this point was reported to have control over most of the northern areas of Afghanistan. 2002, Stan Lee filed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment Inc. that claimed the company had cheated him out of millions of dollars in movie profits related to the 2002 movie "Spider- Man." Lee was the creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Daredevil. 2013, A series of portraits of Lucian Freud by the British painter Francis Bacon known as Three Studies of Lucian Freud sold for $142.4 million at an auction in New York City. 2013, In New York, it was announced that the new World Trade Center was the tallest building in the United States. The height was measured at 1,776 feet. The building was also the fourth tallest building in the world at the time. 2013, U.S. Airways and AMR reached an antitrust settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice which would allow a merger that would create the world's largest airline. 2014, NATO commander Gen Philip Breedlove reported that Russian military equipment and Russian combat troops had been seen entering Ukraine in columns over several days. 2014, The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft used its lander Philae to perform the first soft landing on a comet. The comet was 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. 2023, ! Smiled. Have Fun Dearwebby

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