Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Celebrating seniors during Older Americans Month"

"Every May a month-long effort to celebrate older adults kicks off. While it’s important to recognize the contributions seniors make in our lives every day, Older Americans Month makes it an official celebration. It is a tradition that dates back to the Kennedy administration."

Read more: http://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/senior_news/celebrating-seniors-during-older-americans-month/article_a6e03050-8c78-5c53-9d71-1f4198703104.html


I'm an "older American" now.  Where's my free stuff?

My Stinking Tablet

It's a Samsung Galaxy 3 Tablet.  They're currently producing Galaxy 9 Tablets, so mine is outdated.  It was given to me by Time Warner Cable five years ago when I moved and signed up for a new package.  After staying on the plan 3 or 6 months, they gave me a tablet.  It was obsolete from the start.

However, it's really been acting up the past two weeks.  Last week I lost my Wi-Fi.  I couldn't connect for three days.  Then, when I call to report it, it's working fine.  I was watching Netflix in bed  Sunday night when I lost my Wi-Fi again.  Then yesterday, after charging it, I couldn't get the tablet to turn on.  I must've hit the on button a few dozen times.  Nothing.  It was also cold; usually it's hot after being charged.  This morning, I messed with it some more.  I stuck the charger back on and tried the on button a hundred times.  Nothing.  I figured it wasn't even fit to be a doorstop.  Too thin.

I put it down and forgot about it.  A couple hours later, I tried to turn on the tablet again.  As I clicked and clicked the on button, I saw a flash of light.  No, it couldn't be.  I hit the on button a few more times and it came on.  It was connected to the Wi-Fi again and working properly.  A message came on telling me to remove the charger because the battery was at 100%.  OK.  Hmm.

I almost threw it away.  Of course, I'd have to smash it first to protect from identity loss.  When Spectrum repair men were here, they told me not to expect much from the tablet.  It was slow and full of shit.  All I use it for now is to watch stuff in bed.  This has happened before, but it never took that long to get it to turn back on.  If it "dies" again, I'll wait a few days before I toss it in a drawer and forget about it.  Sheesh.

"Adopting a dog or cat later in life"

From The Journal Times.com:



While many people associate pets with kids who can't wait to welcome the first cat or dog into their homes, pets can benefit aging men and women as well.
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Companion animals bring great joy to their owners. The unconditional love cats and dogs provide appeals to people of all ages. While many people associate pets with kids who can’t wait to welcome the first cat or dog into their homes, pets can benefit aging men and women as well.
It’s not uncommon for seniors to feel lonely or depressed when they retire, their children move away or they lose a spouse or close friend or friends. The American Humane Society states that studies show pets help seniors overcome loneliness and depression by providing affection, company and entertainment. Pets also provide much-needed mental stimulation, and many pet owners find their pets help them become more physically active as well.
Seniors who adopt pets may also feel a sense of purpose when helping animals who may not have anywhere to live. This is particularly true of older companion animals, which many young families are understandably hesitant to adopt. Mature pets might be an ideal fit for seniors. When seniors are looking to adopt a pet, there are various reasons why older pets or particular animals might be the perfect fit for them.
  • Adult pets may already be house trained, saving seniors the trouble and effort of training them.
  • Seniors may find cats fit their lifestyles more than dogs, as cats are less active and do not need to be walked or played with as much as dogs. Cats also are small and easily maneuverable, meaning even seniors who have arthritis or other physical limitations can easily care for cats. Many cats are also content to spend long periods of time sleeping on their owners’ laps.
  • Small dogs that can be active within the house might be a good idea as well, especially for seniors with mobility issues. They’re also easily transported to and from vet appointments.
It’s important that seniors carefully weigh the benefits of adopting a pet against any limitations they may have. Having a backup plan for care is advantageous as well. Seniors should not adopt a pet if they anticipate frequent travel or medical care that requires they be away from home for long periods of time.

From:  http://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/senior_news/adopting-a-dog-or-cat-later-in-life/article_e715f2aa-373c-5e01-8dae-d879328431df.html

"Blues Magoos - Gloria(1967)"

Foxconn Truth

Dear Village Board,

For your consideration:

State, County, and Local Governments are investing $Billions$ in borrowed money; abusing eminent domain, “Blight” designations,  TIF guidelines, Pollution Control Standards, destroying the preservation of Farmland and  Wetlands, while redirecting the natural flows and purity of massive amounts of fresh water, along with a Healthy Environment, to an Entity which promises to produce LCD TV screens – employing 13,000 people at an average salary of $53K each + Bennies,  all to prop up the Failed (and Bankrupt) Governments of SE Wisconsin – which continue to loot and oppress the remaining, and largely poor, minority, under-educated,  criminal, and exploited underclass. 

Meanwhile;

” Racine Floating A Sales Tax” City of Racine commits-to-Paris-climate-accord while supporting Foxconn that exceeds the pollution standards. Then suggesting a .5 sales tax after Racine County spends millions on taking land from taxpayers to support Foxconn.


Sincerely,

Tim & Cindy

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Open Blog - Tuesday


Hope you have a good one.

Monday, May 21, 2018

"Hillary's Bitterness Tour"

The bitterness tour
By Cal Thomas
Tribune Content Agency
 
MELBOURNE, Australia — When you hear “world tour” you usually think of superstars performing concerts in various cities for adoring fans. Not so with the presidentially deprived, entitlement-driven Hillary Clinton.
Last week, Hillary Clinton came to Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, and to Sydney, its largest, with a huge chip on her shoulder. The chip has been there since the 2016 election and seems to be growing larger with every appearance.
As with almost everything else the Clintons do, it cost to hear her bitterness. Those who went to hear Clinton speak, more than 5,000 people, paid between $200 and $500 Australian dollars (about $15 to $380 US). What they heard was criticism of President Trump and his foreign and domestic policies. Not that long ago, Americans made an effort to stop “partisan politics at the water’s edge,” but no more. Especially with some Democratic politicians who seem to believe that government belongs to them and when Republicans win an election it was somehow stolen from its rightful owners.
Interviewed by former liberal Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Hillary Clinton eventually got to what she believes is the real reason she lost to Donald Trump. It was misogynistic men and women who voted the way their husbands told them to that prevented her from making history, or if you prefer, herstory.
Hillary Clinton was at it even before the event began by tweeting that President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal was a “big mistake” that actually makes the U.S. less safe. As if America would be safer by trusting the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world to live up to an agreement when Iran’s religious and political leaders regularly speak of their commitment to destroy us (and Israel, too).
In his account of her appearance, Chip Le Grand of The Australian newspaper writes that while Hillary Clinton was “at times disarmingly honest (that seemed to be a first), warm, funny and optimistic,” she also appeared “self-serving and sad.”
Like a boxer who doesn’t know when to leave the ring, Hillary Clinton is a two-time political loser who hasn’t gotten the message that she is unlikeable and unelectable. She would do herself and the country (not to mention the Democratic Party) a favor by retiring and leaving the scene of her political accident.
There is still money to be made, however, and to the Clintons money is their catnip.
The Wall Street Journal reported last Friday: “…it’s Clinton fundraising season. This has been true of every season of every year since the late 1970s. But this is a particularly important moment because of a major event that is now less than two weeks away. Last month Axios reported: ‘Longtime Clinton supporters last week received an invitation offering access to the family (the green invitation features photos of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea) at a Clinton Foundation benefit on May 24 in New York, at prices ranging from $2,500 (”Friend”) for cocktail party and dinner, up to $100,000 (”Chair”) for “Leadership Reception for two, a premium table of ten, program recognition as Gala Chair and invitations to the Clinton Foundation Annual Briefing.’”
The now defunct Clinton Global Initiative (which not surprisingly stopped receiving large donations after Hillary Clinton’s defeat) spent a lot of donor money on a large staff, travel and “miscellaneous” expenses. What do new contributors to the Clinton Foundation hope to get in return for their donations? More bitterness, perhaps?
Very sad.

(Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com.)

(C) 2018 TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.


Cal is an asshole, but so is Hillary.  Fuck 'em all!!

Open Blog - Monday


I think Mondays are less like a knock on the head and more like a kick in the pants.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

"Wanted in Ohio: Workers who can pass a drug test"

Christa Case Bryant,


Bill Cruciger could easily double the staff of his roofing company, Roof Rite, given how strong the economy is right now. And 20 years ago, it wouldn’t have been that hard. There was always a mason or carpenter around who could easily pick up the trade. But today, it’s nearly impossible – especially given the opioid crisis, which has disproportionately hit men without college degrees.
“It’s just mind-blowing how many people we hire who have never pounded a nail before,” says his son, Chris Cruciger, who is general manager of the family-owned company. “That’s why, when you come across someone with a lot of experience and they tell you they can’t pass a drug test, it’s so disappointing.”
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce says 40 to 60 percent of job applicants are failing drug tests. Once hired, some quit within weeks or even hours. State Rep. Tim Schaffer (R) of Columbus says he’s talked with HVAC contractors who, like Roof Rite, say they could double the size of their operation if they could find qualified applicants. “They are just begging for people who want to make $50,000 to $60,000 per year with a brief training program,” he says.
Indeed, the challenge of finding qualified applicants for skilled labor jobs is a statewide phenomenon. Employers here also talk about applicants who don’t have the soft skills needed for a job interview, like writing a résumé, dressing appropriately, or making eye contact.
“This is not just one employer saying it, this is across the spectrum,” says Chris Ferruso, legislative director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Ohio, where it has 23,000 members.
Some new initiatives are trying bridge that gap, with the goal of restoring a sense of purpose for those who have struggled with opioid addiction, while also enabling businesses to expand their reach and productivity.
The Youngstown regional Chamber recently started a new program to cover the cost of drug tests for employers. A local nonprofit, Flying High, has established a robust program of recovery and job-training for both recovering addicts and former felons, and built a network of more than a dozen employers willing to hire their trainees.
And in a bipartisan effort from Congress, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) of Ohio teamed up last month with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R) from next-door West Virginia to introduce the CARE Act, which would provide $100 million in grants for communities or tribes offering combined addiction recovery and job training programs – two areas that are already federally funded but administered separately. Combining the two would not cost taxpayers any more money, but would help individuals in recovery see a clearer path forward.
“We found fairly often that someone gets treatment, then can’t find a job, and struggles on the streets,” says Senator Brown in a phone interview. “If we can work on those programs together … when they are clean, they can much more likely find a job.” 
He adds he’s willing to work across the aisle with majority leader Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky, who has proposed similar legislation. “We will work on this together,” he says.
CHAMBER OFFERS FREE DRUG-TESTING FOR EMPLOYERS
Ohio has the second-highest overdose rate in the country, and the state spent more than $1 billion fighting drug abuse and addiction in 2017. But Gov. John Kasich (R) has come under fire for not investing even more, as the trajectory for opioid deaths continues to slope sharply upward. Meth is also on the rise in southern Ohio, and marijuana use is pervasive.
An October 2017 report from Ohio State University found that between 92,000 and 170,000 of Ohioans are addicted to drugs. It also cited a report that estimated that the opioid crisis had cost America $78 billion in 2013; more than half of that cost was attributed to lost productivity.
That is posing an increasing challenge for employers, particularly in trades that involve heavy machinery. Because of the safety hazards of operating such equipment while high, and because Ohio businesses can get a discount on worker compensation premiums for maintaining drug-free workplaces, many employers here require pre-hire drug tests and sometimes screenings of current employees.
Some try to skirt those tests in creative ways.
BJ Panchik of Steward Health Care/WorkMED outside Youngstown, whose office administers drug tests for local employers, has seen it all. One boss even tried to use a contraption called a Whizzinator to smuggle in someone else’s urine and pass it off as his own.
“The hardest part sometimes is keeping a straight face,” she says.“But the fact of the matter is, it’s tragic.”
Last month, the Chamber partnered with her office to provide free drug tests for potential employees through a $20,000 grant. To help them get the biggest bang for their buck, she found a kit that tests for 12 different types of drugs, many of them opiates, and provides results within minutes. It costs only $3.75 compared to $40 for the usual test, which is sent by plane to Minnesota.
“The high percentage of [drug test failures] is crushing our small companies here in the market,” says Nick Santucci, director of education and workforce development for the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “We’re hoping that by covering that drug test costs, it will alleviate some of the financial burden on the companies here.”
But it’s not always that simple to match available resources with the need; Mr. Santucci says that despite advertising the free drug-testing program through various channels, including on social media, for a month they haven't had a single company use it so far. And while his data shows there are 17,875 job postings in the area, he often hears people saying there are no jobs.
April Caraway of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, for example, has many people trying to get back into the workforce but stymied by lack of a driver’s license or Social Security card, or by a felony on their record – which, even if officially expunged, can’t be erased completely due to the Internet.
“You guys keep telling me there are all these open jobs in the Valley, and I’ve got all these unemployed people – how can we get these people jobs?” she asked the Chamber. So they worked together to create a list of employers who would consider hiring felons. Anecdotally, she says, recovery house mangers are now seeing a slight improvement in men being able to land jobs.
WELDERS WIELDING DRY-ERASE MARKERS
Even if all job applicants could pass drug tests, employers would still have a problem, labor experts say. It stems from what many here see as an unwise decision to push young people en masse toward four-year colleges rather than channeling some into vocational programs.
“We have a long storied history of being a manufacturing powerhouse, and unfortunately so many of those skill sets that are necessary, you just can’t find in Ohio,” says Mr. Ferruso of NFIB.
The problem is particularly striking in Youngstown, whose population has shrunk from 165,000 to about 65,000 since its flourishing steel mills shut down in the 1970s. Last summer it ranked as the most economically distressed small or mid-sized city in America – ahead of places like Flint, Mich., and Trenton, N.J. So employers are getting creative about how to do more with the employees they have – and where to look for new ones.
On a recent day at the Columbiana Boiler Company, half an hour south of Youngstown, close to a dozen career welders gathered around a glass conference room table armed with schematic drawings or dry erase markers. They are here in response to CEO Michael Sherwin’s challenge: Devise a way to reorganize the shop operations for maximum efficiency. The team with the best idea gets a cash bonus.
It’s not just an academic exercise. Mr. Sherwin, whose company pays $40,000 to $80,000 a year with benefits, says he basically hasn’t stopped looking for people for the past two years and still hasn’t been able to fill his open positions.
He’s also started looking for potential hires in unusual places – such as Flying High, the nonprofit that helps those emerging from substance abuse and/or prison get job training and reenter the workforce.
Mike Oates, a recent graduate of their welding program, gets up at 4:30 a.m. every day to put in 10-hour shifts at Columbiana Boiler, where he helps make massive kettles that hold liquid zinc for galvanizing large metal objects like cellphone towers and light poles.
“He’s been a great find,” says Sherwin. For the type of welding Mr. Oates does, “He’s probably No. 2 in the shop.”
For Oates, it’s a welcome opportunity to get his life back on track.
“Just because someone makes a mistake in their life doesn’t mean they’re a criminal,” says Oates, who hurt his back working in a steel mill in the 1990s, was prescribed opioid medication, and got addicted. He was convicted of felonious assault and spent two years in prison. There, he says he underwent a major transformation and emerged a passionate Christian determined to help others. “You can’t live in your past, because you’re never going to have a future.”
In many ways, the same could be said for Ohio.

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OMG.

"Frank Zappa on The Steve Allen Show March 4, 1963.mp4"

"Frank promotes his new record How's Your Bird & The Worlds Greatest Sinner movie and then plays a bicycle with Steve. Fun for all."

https://youtu.be/1MewcnFl_6Y

"The Hollies - Bus Stop"

Saturday, May 19, 2018

"The National Mall Welcomes a New Memorial for Memorial Day Weekend"

USAA Brings Poppy Memorial to Nation’s Capital May 25-27 to Honor the 645,000 Servicemembers lost since World War I

SAN ANTONIO – USAA announced that a temporary memorial installation is coming to the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. this Memorial Day weekend. The Poppy Memorial is a translucent structure that measures 133 feet long, 8 1/2 feet tall and is filled with more than 645,000 poppy flowers — honoring every man and woman that gave their life in service of our nation since World War I.

Inspired by the World War I poem, “In Flanders Fields,” the poppy is a widely-recognized symbol of remembrance for these servicemembers. The Poppy Memorial is a somber and powerful display that represents the depth of national sacrifice by paying tribute to each individual.

“The poppy flower symbolizes those who gave the last full measure in defense of our freedoms,” said Vice Admiral (Ret.) John Bird, USAA Senior Vice President of Military Affairs. The Poppy Memorial visualizes the magnitude of that sacrifice and reminds us all of the price that was paid. We are grateful to the National Park Service for allowing us to display this inspiring and educational exhibit among the permanent monuments, as a testament to the enduring bravery of our men and women in uniform.”

From May 25 through May 27, the Poppy Memorial will be open to the public daily for viewing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. The memorial will be displayed on the southwestern side of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool – with the Lincoln Memorial to the west, the Korean War Memorial to the south, the reflecting pool due north and the World War II Memorial to the east. The more than 645,000 poppies are a combination of VFW “Buddy”® poppies and poppies from the American Legion Family, both programs designed to encourage Americans to wear poppies in remembrance of the fallen.

Read more:  https://communities.usaa.com/t5/Press-Releases/The-National-Mall-Welcomes-a-New-Memorial-for-Memorial-Day/ba-p/175581

"Lost in the rubble of Trinity church, a 'priceless and irreplaceable' pipe organ from 1879"

From JSOnline:

Trinity’s historic 1879 Schuelke pipe organ is framed by the balcony rail and the graceful ribs and arches of the church’s ceiling.(Photo: Ron Kamprath)

When the smoke cleared and the ash settled after Tuesday’s devastating fire at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, a profound silence descended on the remains of the structure.   

Among the losses figured into the final tally of the fire damage will be the church’s 1879 pipe organ, as well as the graceful ribs and ceiling arches that combined to create one of the city’s warmest, friendliest acoustics for performing and hearing music.

“The organ was irreplaceable and priceless,” said John Behnke, Trinity’s organist and choir director and retired professor at Concordia University in Mequon. “It was built in 1879, cost $3,500 new, and had been well maintained since then. Its working, mechanical aspects were very stable.”

Built by the Milwaukee-based Schuelke Organ Co. and listed on the Organ Historical Society’s national register of historic organs, the organ was more than a musical machine; it was also a work of tremendous craftsmanship and artistic detail.

“The façade of the organ was incredible,” Behnke said, explaining that it had been hand carved by Erhalt Brielmeier, the same person who carved the church’s altar.

“You saw, on the tops of the organ case (the cabinet that contains the organ pipes) the same type of design that was on the altar. He also brought in some parts of the design of the steeples on the outside of the church.” 

Stanton Peters, owner of Peters, Weiland & Co. Organbuilders, has maintained the instrument for many years and took organ lessons on it when he was a teenager. Maintaining the organ meant spending time in the case, up among the pipes.

“The people who built this organ took great pride in their work,” Peters said. “There were etchings on the low C and certain other pipes that were beautifully done. You would never see those etchings unless you were up in the pipes of the organ.”

But the real beauty of the Trinity organ was its sound.  

“Trinity’s organ was a favorite of some of the world’s most famous organists,” Behnke said. “E. Power Biggs played on that organ and Virgil Fox would practice on it late at night when he was in town.

From:https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/05/18/trinity-church-lost-priceless-and-irreplaceable-pipe-organ-fire/623398002/


 What a tragedy.  My childhood church in Racine, St. Joseph's, has a similar organ, but I don't think it's quite as ornate.

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And the beat goes on . . .

Open Blog - Weekend


Salute to our men and women in the service.

Friday, May 18, 2018

"WigWAG Presents: News with a twist!"

From Wisconsin Gazette.com:

A photo of a Domino's Pizza location's dough covered in rat feces goes viral, a criminal is thwarted by Play-Doh and a Fon Du Lac man eats his 30,000th Big Mac

  • Updated




We might be inspired by the stories of the day, the tabloid at the checkout counter, gossip in our ears or a reader's tip in our email. If it strikes us as a little bit off, a lot of silly, positively preposterous or reveals the absurdity of our present situation with the president, it’s WiGWAG. News with a twist.
Unsavory topping
Health officials investigating reports of “excessive rodent activity” at a Domino’s Pizza in Johnson City, Tennessee, found an unusual topping in 14 trays of dough: rat droppings. The inspection was prompted by a photograph of the dough that went viral after it was posted on Reddit.
Queer guys rekindle straight romance
Tom Jackson — the self-deprecating, style-challenged retiree who won fans’ hearts on the first episode of the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy reboot — recently remarried his ex-wife. Jackson, who warned the Queer Eye makeover team that “you can’t fix ugly,” said the boost in self-esteem that he got from his experience on the show led him back to the altar with the love of his life. Mazel tov!


Trump’s best and brightest
The general counsel of Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School is objecting to mockery of the school. It all began when Politico revealed that Cooley is the alma mater of sleazy Trump attorney Michael D. Cohen. But the school’s reputation was already less than golden. A law school watchdog group ranked it No. 1 on its list of “the 10 least selective law schools in the country.” Nationally, about 75 percent of law school grads pass a bar exam on their first try, but fewer than half of Cooley grads succeed. Last year, the school had to go to court and fight for accreditation from the American Bar Association.
King of beers finds new realms
The popularity of craft brews has taken a toll on Budweiser, with U.S. sales falling 1.3 percent during this year’s first quarter. Fortunately for Anheuser-Busch, sales of Bud are booming in India, Paraguay and South Korea, leading to an overall sales increase of 2.5 percent.
Tattoo togetherness
Five cast members of the original Avengers movie celebrated a decade of togetherness by getting matching tattoos. Only Kenosha native Mark Ruffalo took a pass on the milestone marker. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner are sporting the discreetly sized body art.

  
Doh, Play-Doh
Police in Leicester, Pennsylvania, arrested an alleged shoplifter by matching his fingerprints to a print left behind in Play-Doh. The man had tried to neutralize anti-theft devices in a Walmart store by covering them with child’s clay. The attempt failed and when the devices went off, the man fled. But he left his print in the Doh. A forensics lab made the match.
A nude study
The Palais du Tokyo in Paris recently held a special showing of the exhibit Discord for a group of nudists. The contemporary art museum arranged for the naked viewing before regular hours on a Saturday. The event was part of efforts by France’s tiny nudist community to encourage acceptance of clothes-free activities beyond just the beach. A nudist restaurant and park also opened in Paris this year.
Mighty Mac eater
A Fond du Lac man ate his 30,000th Big Mac earlier this spring. It took Don Gorske 46 years to reach the milestone. He told WBAY-TV he’s eaten a Big Mac most every day since May 17, 1972 — and he’s got the receipts to prove it. We know you’re thinking of Super Size Me. Well, Gorske’s cholesterol and blood pressure are normal and he weighs less than he did in 2011, when he ate his 25,000th Big Mac.



Gun-owner’s best friend
An Iowa man says his dog shot him in the leg while they were roughhousing. Here’s how it happened: The man — wearing a gun on a band around his belly — was on his couch, playing with his pit bull-Labrador mix. The man tossed the dog off his lap. The dog bounded back, hit the safety on the gun and stepped on the trigger. 
Loose change
The Nevada Highway Patrol reported a semitrailer carrying $800,000 worth of dimes hit a guardrail and spilled thousands of coins on the side of an interstate highway outside Las Vegas. Troopers set up a perimeter so the U.S. Treasury Department’s money could be collected. The semi’s spill was larger than the biggest slot machine ‘s payout ever. 
Check is in his mail
A Chicago man put in for a change-of-address with the U.S. Postal Service last October — but not for himself. Seems the man, who now faces federal prosecution, changed the address for the UPS headquarters in Atlanta to his North Side apartment, where he began receiving deliveries. Prosecutors allege he deposited more than $58,000 in checks intended for UPS.
Sniffing out a bad job
This time of year, lots of news releases drop into our email offering advice to graduating seniors and other young job-seekers. Anyone looking for work might consider this advice from “corporate culture expert” Piyush Patel: “Use all your senses during the interview. What does the office conversation sound like? Do the office areas smell like food? That likely means that people don’t have time to take breaks and eat at their desks.” Patel also says it is vital to sniff around the restroom during an interview visit.

"What Will Happen to Your Body If You Walk Every Day"

Four for Fridays!

Hello everybody! Welcome to THB's amazing Four for Fridays! Between bird calls, we've doing a little bit of car shopping... So I guess that's the reason for the car oriented questions that she came up with.... Anyways...

1) What was your first car?

2) What was your favorite car?

3) Do you have a car with a favorite color, if so, what color and what  kind of car?

4) Did you ever have a car you did not like? If so, what kind was it?

Enjoy your weekend!