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In memory of Guin

She would have been 16 today - I miss you Guinny-bear

WHOA Newsletter - March 30, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Bwa ha ha

'Dumbest criminal' nabbed in cop convention holdup;_ylt=AqAlPatwhO29.l4ZcnbESTntiBIF
A retired police chief said he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania," at a police officers' convention on Friday morning. John Comparetto said as he came out of a stall in the men's room, a man pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. There were 300 narcotics officers from Pennsylvania and Ohio at the gathering.

Comparetto gave up his money and cell phone. But when the man fled, Comparetto and some colleagues chased him. They arrested a 19-year-old man as he was trying to leave in a taxi.

The suspect is also awaiting trial on four previous robbery charges.

The suspect was arraigned and taken to Dauphin County Prison. When a reporter asked the suspect for comment as he was led out of court, he said, "I'm smooth."…

I've joined twitter

I finally joined Twitter and will be posting a tip of the day that's internet related. If you're on it, please follow me:

WHOA Newsletter - March 23, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .This is taking bowling way too seriously

Man loses tooth as bowlers brawl over etiquette;_ylt=Au84Kb995Ew2ziiqPKUekVrtiBIF
Police said a dispute over bowling etiquette led one man to assault another with a 16-pound ball, knocking out one of the man's teeth. They said a 24-year-old man hit a man in the face with the bowling ball during a melee involving six bowlers at the Rocklin AMF Lanes. Two groups got into a fist fight about 12:40 a.m. Thursday after two bowlers approached the lane at the same time. They couldn't agree which should go first.

Rocklin police Sgt. Terry Jewell said the victim was treated for facial injuries at a local hospital. Doctors reinserted the tooth, hoping it will reattach itself.

The suspect was being held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in Placer County Jail.

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Volunteer Assistant Webmaster Needed

Need an assistant to help our webmaster who is currently on hiatus due to illness. You need to be able to handle the HTML on our sites at and, which means you need to be able to jump right in without any training whatsoever.

We do NOT want a new design, just to pick up where Josh left off and fix the rest of the site and update it, especially the staff pages.

This is a volunteer position - you put in as much time as you can. I'll just be happy to have someone who can help out until Josh gets back, then help him as needed.

Contact me by replying here or emailing me.

WHOA Newsletter - March 16, 2009

A Happy St. Patrick's Day to those of you who celebrate - we'll be having corned beef and cabbage (no green beer) tomorrow!

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .And how much did he have to drink?

Vt. hunter busted for bolting antlers on dead doe;_ylt=ApQLP8v6hhWMTilLkqYU7iPtiBIF
A man who bolted antlers to the head of a dead doe and posed for a photograph with the deer was fined $400 and jailed for game violations.
Marcel Fournier, 19, shot the deer the evening of Nov. 22 and used lag bolts and epoxy to attach a 10-point rack, officials said. He then checked in the kill as lawful game at Barnie's Market.

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Glamour magazine needs you!!!

A writer for Glamour magazine is working on an article about web sites like Juicycampus. com (now defunct) and collegeacb. com and women who have been victims of this.

Prefers victims in USA, must be female and between the ages of 18-25 ONLY.

Please contact the writer, Megan Feldman at megfeldman@gmail. com ASAP!!

Feel free to pass this info on to other boards, your blog, etc.

WHOA Newsletter - March 9, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Talk about having a bad day
Speeder found in stolen car with stolen items, dog;_ylt=Am_LWX3T.zFrMS.GYTGLxYftiBIF

First of all, police said he was speeding. Second, the 18-year-old wasn't wearing a seat belt and was driving on a suspended license. But that was the least of his troubles. According to police, when the man was pulled over on Tuesday they found a marijuana cigarette. Then they found out the car he was driving was reported stolen. Then they found $27,000 worth of stolen goods in the car.

And when officers asked about the small dog on the front seat, the man could not tell them anything about it.

But a call to the veterinarian listed on the dog's tag led to its owner, who said the pet had been stolen during a home burglary.

Detectives were unsure if the suspect remained in jail Friday.
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Things that stick in my craw. . .Air Travel Edition

The past couple of months, I spent a LOT of time in airports and on planes.

These are the things that stick in my craw about air travel. . .

Airlines - get your frelling act together! Either charge everyone for everything or stop charging extra for what used to be free. US Airways, on the first leg of one of my flights, was charging for *everything* including water, coffee, tea, sodas, juice and pillows/blankets. So when I got on the next flight, I made sure I had a pre-purchased soda with me. Come to find out, the rest of my flights on US Airways provided FREE water, coffee, tea, sodas and juice, plus we got pretzels. And a pillow if we wanted one.

If you're going to charge the average Joe $15 for the first bag, then charge everyone. It got confusing when on one airline I had to pay, then the next I didn't.

If you're stupid enough to miss your flight, for crissakes, don't take it out on the gate agent across the way. I experienced seeing a woman (who appeared to have be…

Cape Elizabeth, Maine Middle and High School

On February 23rd, I was supposed to speak to the middle and high school students in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, but a snowstorm (again!) postponed it until Wednesday. But on Tuesday night, I drove up to the Middle School (with Phoebe in tow) and met Principal Steven Connolly so that I could set up to give a presentation to concerned parents. We weren't sure how many to expect.

I tied Phoebe up to a chair in the front row and she was an angel all night. A local TV station, WCSH, showed up to videotape and parents started coming in. We had a good crowd, over 50 from what I could tell, which is a good turnout. Usually, the parent talks I give are not well attended.

Throughout my presentation I answered loads of questions and tried to put their minds at ease. Several asked if I could move in with them (ha ha) and most were concerned about Facebook. I can't say it enough - if your kids are using it, get involved with them. Have them help you open up an account and ask them to be your firs…

WHOA Newsletter - March 2, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .It must be a sloooooow day in Elizabethton

Tenn. sheriff looks to serve 80-year-old warrant
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. ­ The Carter County Sheriff's Department is trying to serve an 80-year-old warrant for the arrest of a man who wrote a $30 bad check, although unsure if he is alive. The warrant, issued in August 1928, calls for the arrest of J.A. Rowland. It says he owes $30 for the bad check, $2 for the arrest fee and 50 cents each for the affidavit and warrant.

Clerks at the Glynn County Sheriff's Office in Brunswick, Ga., recently found the warrant buried in a records storage room while cleaning and mailed it to Tennessee.

Current Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes told The Elizabethton Star he is still under a legal obligation to find Rowland.

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