Monthly Archives: May 2007

Just For Perspective

As I just said, for some unfathomable reason, the San Francisco Giants are paying that well-known choker Armando Benitez $9,866,219 a year to pitch one inning every couple of days. For the sake of comparison, here are a couple other … Continue reading

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My Favorite Pitcher

…at least for one night. San Francisco Giants’ Armando Benitez reacts after giving up the game winning home run to Carlos Delgado in the 12th inning in Major League Baseball action Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at Shea Stadium in New … Continue reading

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Truly A Miracle

This beats a Virgin Mary tortilla all hollow: Cow entrails spell blessing for Malaysian wedding Yahoo News, May 29, 2007: KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – A Malaysian woman is claiming to have seen the names of Allah and Mohammed spelled out … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2007

It’s been nearly six years, Uncle Jack, but I don’t miss you one iota less. Sergeant John J. Rogan, US Army Signal Corps, Okinawa and Korea. 1921-2001 Proudest accomplishment? Wiring the phone system at the World Trade Center. Died a … Continue reading

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“Dispatch, We’ve Got An Elephant Jam On The Entrance Road”

Bad enough when a begging bear or deer causes a traffic snarl, but this sounds worse: Elephant robs motorists in India CNN, May 28, 2007: NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) — An elephant in eastern India has sparked complaints from motorists … Continue reading

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My Grandpup Ellie

Can anyone blame me for having a soft spot for this little girl?

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Winds SW 15 To 25, Waves Building 4 To 7 Feet

Today should be interesting out among the Apostle Islands. On Friday, Highway 13 looked like a paddlers’ parade, with all the Minnesota-plated, kayak-topped cars heading north to Bayfield. Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the kayaking season to many, … Continue reading

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This May Be A Long Weekend

Don’t let anyone tell you that there’s no difference between having four Newfs in the house and five. Every dog you add to the pack increases the chaos level…. exponentially, not arithmetically. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m delighted to … Continue reading

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Nothing So Cool Ever Happened At My School

Adult’s body found in air conditioning duct at school CNN, May 25, 2007: PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) — The body of a man who apparently tried to break into an elementary school was discovered Friday in an air conditioning duct on … Continue reading

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All Right, Everyone- 1,2,3… Push!

At least you don’t have to push your commuter train Railroad News Web, May 18, 2007 BIHAR, India – Hundreds of passengers on a train in India found themselves in the unusual situation of being asked by the motorman to … Continue reading

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Caution- Genius At Work

Taken verbatim from today’s NPS Morning Report: Buffalo National River (AR)Successful SAR For Missing Kayakers On the evening of Wednesday, May 18th, rangers met with a woman at Pruitt Landing who’d reported that her 19-year-old son and six-year-old granddaughter were … Continue reading

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“Someone Had Blundered”

Report cites ‘risky decisions’ preceding Esperanza fire deaths Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2007: The deaths of five firefighters who were overrun by a Riverside County arson fire in October could have been prevented had command officers and engine supervisors … Continue reading

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