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Monday, April 23, 2007

WEIRD BUT TRUE

Let's hear it for the seniors. The big story in golf lately is a 102 year old named Elsie McLean. She just became the oldest person ever to hit a hole-in-one on a registered course. The Chico, CA woman whacked the ball with a driver and nailed the par 3, 100 yard shot at Bidwell Park. "For an old lady, I still hit the ball pretty good", McLean told a local TV station.

Unfortunately, this senior didn't fare too well. He was critically injured while riding his motorcycle after a boxed bathtub fell off a pickup truck on a Louisiana Intgerstate and landed in his path. Charles Warren, 72, was thrown from his bike and onto a grass median. He was taken to a local hospital. The driver of the pickup truck was booked for negligent injury and driving with an unsecured load.

A Croatian man was caught smuggling 175 chameleons out of Thailand and told authorities he thought they would camouflage themselves against detection. Border officials singled out Dragos Radovic because his luggage appeared to be moving on its own. Radovic's explanation, "The man who sold them said they changed color to make themselves invisible, but it didn't work." He's not too bright.

Now here's a headline that, at first, shocked me, then puzzled me. CHILD IS KILLED, PARENT AXES 60. I thought, how sad, a child is killed and the parent does a Lizzie Borden. Fortunately, I went on to read the article. It seems that Meredith Corp. is stopping publication of CHILD MAGAZINE and firing 60 people in the publishing group, including all 30 at the magazine. The lesson I learned from this - read before you leap (to any conclusions).

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