WOMAN'S POWER SHUT OFF FOR A PENNEY
FLINT, Mich. (AP) _ What's a penny worth? Plenty to the electric utility in Flint, Michigan. Consumers Energy shut off Jacqueline Williams' power because she was a penny short on a more than a 16-hundred dollar electric payment. The company told her the power wouldn't be restored until the penny was paid. Williams tells The Flint Journal she paid the penny in person, got a receipt and the power was turned back on about seven hours after the plug was pulled. A Consumers Energy spokesman says the utility had no choice. But the spokesman says they don't know of another case where service was cut over a single cent.
My thoughts; Let that be a lesson to you! Don't mess with Michigan power companies. After all this isn't California.
Teacher Has Kids Write About Whom They'd Murder
District, Teacher Apologize For Mistake
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A Missouri high school teacher has apologized for asking students to write about whom they would kill and how they would do it.
He said it was a horrible mistake he regrets.
Michael Maxwell said the request to describe how students would carry out a murder was merely a writing exercise. Maxwell teaches a beginning drafting class and it's not clear why he asked the class to write fiction.
School officials in St. Joseph said the teacher will likely keep his job.
"He's an exemplary person ... this is very out of character," the principal said.
Administrators found out about the writing request when a parent filed a complaint with the principal. A school district spokesman isn't commenting on possible disciplinary measures, but said the incident probably isn't serious enough to cost Maxwell his job.
About 25 to 30 students from ninth through 12th grades were in the class.
My thoughts; Personally, I think this gives a whole new meaning to the word TENURE…make that 10 years!
Want to Smell Like Play-Doh? Now You Can!
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - May 15, 2006 - It's one of the most unique smells around. And now you can wear it.
Hasbro is continuing its celebration of Play-Doh's 50th anniversary by releasing "Eau de Play-Doh," a perfume designed to smell just like the kids' modeling clay.
Spokesman Gary Serby says Play-Doh's smell is one of its most enduring memories, and Hasbro figures smelling the perfume will transport people back to their childhood.
It sells for 19 dollars a bottle.
My thoughts; Thanks, but I’ll stick with my favorites; Ombre Rose, Vanilla Musk and Opium. WHO WANTS TO SMELL LIKE KINDERGARTEN???
Seat belt, bra save woman from gunshot
A 44-year-old woman escaped serious injury from a gunshot Sunday thanks to her seat belt and a thick bra strap, authorities said.
Robin Key, 44, of Riverview, Fla., was shot through the windshield of the car she was riding in Sunday. She said she felt a searing pain in her shoulder.
Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said a .38-caliber bullet smashed through the windshield then bounced off Key's shoulder - thanks to a seat belt and a thick bra strap.
The copper-jacketed slug landed in her lap.
"It's a big bullet, but you had all those forces acting against it," Hillsborough sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway told the St. Petersburg Times. "It's very rare that something like that occurs.
She's very lucky. You know, we're just glad she came out OK."
Key said she didn't know why anyone would shoot her. Sheriff's deputies later arrested two men in connection with the shooting several hours later.
Authorities said they do not have a motive for the shooting.
My thoughts: TALK ABOUT ‘LIFT AND SEPARATE” AND “CROSS YOUR HEART”! Thank goodness she wore her underwear that day! I WONDER IF THIS IS THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM WITH THE BULLET PROOF VESTS THAT WERE FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE???
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