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Today, October 20 in 
1740 Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and
Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI. Maria Theresa built an empire, "in which the sun
never set" and eventually had 23 kids, not all by the same
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Today's Bonehead Award: Shooting, carjacking at Pasco McDonald's triggers 14-hour manhunt _______________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! _______________________________________________ I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. --- Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974) More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin. --- Socratex Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. --- Euripides (484 - 406 BC) _______________________________________________ Frustrated at always being corrected by his wife, Harold decided the next time it happened, he would have a comeback. That moment arrived soon enough, and he was ready. "You know," he challenged, "even a broken clock is right once a day." Gina looked at him and replied, "Twice a day." ________________________________________________` ____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Luis Tull, 36, Zephyrhills, Florida Shooting, carjacking at Pasco McDonald's triggers 14-hour manhunt Luis Tull started his crime spree Wednesday night by trying to carjack someone he knew at a Zephyrhills restaurant, deputies say. During the 14-hour manhunt that followed, the 36-year-old convicted felon would shoot his acquaintance in the leg, steal his car, flee to Dade City, steal another car, carjack yet another driver and then drive at two deputies, drawing their fire, according to Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. This is a just very violent individual, Nocco said at a midday news conference Thursday after Tull's arrest. It's horrible that someone got shot in the leg but this could have been way worse. Nocco gave this account of the spree: About 8 p.m. Wednesday, Tull saw someone he knew at the McDonald's at 34367 State Road 54. Tull tried to get into that person's vehicle while flashing a gun and a fight ensued. Tull fled on foot a short distance and tried to carjack a second person at the McDonald's. When the first victim saw the new struggle, he rushed to help. Tull shot him in the leg and stole his car. Tull drove to the home of someone he knows in Dade City. He got into a fight there, pointed a gun and fled. K-9 units tracked Tull to another house. When deputies knocked on the door, a woman answered and said her car had been stolen. She is now victim number four, Nocco said. Thursday morning, someone called to report seeing Tull get into a Mustang. The Mustang's driver later told deputies he was behind the wheel when Tull got in, signaled that he had a gun and said, Drive me. Two deputies in separate vehicles spotted the Mustang about 10 a.m. and boxed it in along Fort King Road, a north-south thoroughfare between Dade City and Zephyrhills. One deputy pulled in front of the Mustang, the other deputy behind. At that point, the driver of the Mustang jumped out and raised his hands in the air. The suspect told the driver, 'Keep going, keep going,' and he said, 'No, I'm not getting in a pursuit with the police.' Nocco said. Tull moved into the driver's seat and backed up toward a deputy standing behind the car, then pulled forward toward the deputy parked in front. Both deputies fired their service weapons at the Mustang. Tull drove a short distance and crashed. The deputies used an electronic stun device to subdue him. He was arrested at the scene. The Sheriff's Office charged Tull with three counts of carjacking, one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, battery with a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearms, two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement. The Dade City Police Department will add more charges in connection with the altercation at the home and the car stolen from the other house, Nocco said.
DearWebby's Tech Support Pits From: Mark Re: Can't syncronize time Dear Webby, The clock on my computer goes about 4 minutes slow per month. I have been told, that is perfectly normal and to double-click the clock and click Internet time to syncronize it. However, when I try that, I just get an error that says Windows failed. Mark Dear Mark That is just your firewall not allowing the time server to tell your computer what to do. Just turn the firewall off for a minute, update the time, and turn the firewall on again. On most systems and configurations the firewall allows the time through, and nowadays does the updatine invisibly in the background. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Junior was one of those holy terrors and dad was quite surprised when his wife suggested that they buy him a bike for his birthday. "Do you really believe that'll help improve his behavior ?" he asked. "Well, yes," she said, "it will be a lot more peaceful INSIDE the house."
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Q. The truth of the matter is that you are not an unbiased, objective witness, isn't it. You too were shot in the fracas? A. No, sir. I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel. ___________________________________________________ Daily tip from font color="#009990"> Prescription Bottle Sewing Kit You can use a prescription bottle to make a little sewing kit for travel or as a gift for a college student. It's the perfect size to fit a couple small spools of thread, a few needles, a needle threader, a thimble and some buttons. If you can find an old, brass cigarette case at a yard sale, they are even better.They open like a book, and have elastic straps in it to hold cigarettes in place. You can tuck foldable scissors, seam rippers, etc under the straps, stick an array of needles into the straps. For buttons I use the stamp size coin collector's ziplock baggies and tuck them under the straps on the other side. Don't lend it out! Nobody will voluntarily return it. Have FUN! DearWebby ____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ A young child was having a physical examination before entering school. The doctor asked him, "Have you ever had any trouble with your ears and nose?" "Sure," answered the boy, "They always get in my way when I take off my T-shirt." ___________________________________________________ The kids in the neighborhood held an election. The grownups were astonished that a four-year-old had been elected president. "That girl must be a born leader," one Dad observed. "How does it happen that all you bigger boys voted for her?" "Well, you see Dad," one lad replied. "She can not very well be secretary because she does not know how to write. She would not do for treasurer because she is not able to count. She would never do for sergeant- at-arms because she is too little to throw anybody out. If we did not choose hrt for anything, she would feel bad and sulk. So we made her president." Broom Hilda was counting on that. ___________________________________________________ A guide is showing a Texan the Niagara Falls. "I'll bet you don't have anything like that in Texas!" "Nope, I reckon we don't," said the Texan. "But we've got plumbers who could fix it." __________________________________________________
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Today, October 20 in
1740 Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and
Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI. Maria Theresa built an empire, in which the sune
never set" and eventually had 23 kids, not all by the same

1774 The new Continental Congress, the governing body of
America's colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all
citizens of the colonies "discountenance and discourage all
horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting,
exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and
entertainment." That did not go over well.

1803 The U.S. Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase.

1818 The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary
between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel.

1827 The Battle of Navarino took place during the Greek War for

1873 A Hippodrome was opened in New York City by showman
Phineus T. (P.T.) Barnum.

1892 The city of Chicago dedicated the World's Columbian

1903 A joint commission ruled in favor of the U.S. concerning a
dispute over the boundary between Canada and the District of

1910 A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series
game for the first time.

1930 "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" debuted on NBC radio.

1935 Mao Zedong arrived in Hanoi after his Long March that took
just over a year. He then set up the Chinese Communist

1942 Pierre Laval told the French labor that they must serve in

1944 Allied forces invaded the Philippines.

1944 During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and
Dubrovnik were liberated.

1947 Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American
Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist
influence within the motion picture industry.

1952 The Mau Mau uprising against white settlers began in

1968 Jackie Lee Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.

1979 The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was dedicated.

1994 The website was launched.
was owned by a brothel in Nevada, and they refused to sell. The
IRS then took them over. The IRS was then forced to operate the
brothel, and they promptly bankrupted within a year.

2003 A 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without safety
devices and survived. He was charged with illegally performing
a stunt.

2009 European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets.

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