Tidbits on April 25, 2005
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How many claims are you allowed before your homeowners' policy is dropped or your rates increased?   Better ask your agent!
State tries to combat the cancellation of insurance policies.  Dan and Christy Clancy were visiting Palm Springs when the theft happened. A hotel valet had left their car door unlocked, and a thief took $1,436 worth of entertainment equipment. But worse was yet to come. After the Clancys filed a claim with Allstate Insurance, they were told that because it was their second claim in five years – they had filed a claim for $1,645 for wind and hail damage to their roof in 2001 – their homeowners policy would not be renewed. "Two paid losses in the most recent five years are considered unacceptable frequency," Allstate told them. When they protested, Allstate said it could provide them with a more restrictive policy for $1,800 a year – twice as much as they had been paying . . . Each year, insurers in California cancel or refuse to renew 42,500 homeowners' insurance policies, representing about 1 in every 20 claims filed, according to industry statistics.
Dean Calbreath, "State tries to combat the cancellation of insurance policies," The San Diego Union Tribune, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050422/news_1b22insure.html


Web traffic:  Yahoo still leads the pack
Sports sites comprised half of the top 10 gaining properties in March, with NCAA sites posting a 473 percent gain from February, Sportsline.com, 82 percent; and ESPN, 34 percent. Among the top 50 sites in traffic, Gannett's 13 percent increase in traffic moved it up six spots to 26, and ESPN, which also was helped by the start of Major League Baseball, attracted 4.2 million more visitors in March than in February to move up 18 spots to 33. The top five properties in traffic for the month, in order, were Yahoo, Time Warner Network, MSN-Microsoft, Google and EBay.
Antone Gonsalves, "News, Religion, Sports Drove Web Traffic In March," Internet Week, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.internetweek.com/allStories/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=161501290
Jensen Comment:  I think Yahoo's popular finance and investing site accounts for a lot of the difference between Yahoo and Google traffic, but that is just a wild guess on my part.  Click on "Finance" at http://www.yahoo.com/


Enron documentary will be available soon
For the preview screening in Houston last week of the documentary " Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," two indicted executives from the company, Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling, were not in the room - even though their multimillion-dollar homes were just a few blocks from the theater. "We invited them, but we didn't hear back," Alex Gibney, the documentary's director, said with a straight face. Hundreds of former Enron employees, however, did attend the screening. Many groaned and shook their heads at archival clips in which top-level management appeared arrogant, dishonest and greedy. "Try 'em and fry 'em," said Michael Ratner, who was a manager in Enron's pipeline division and now works for an investment bank. But in the same breath, he said wistfully: "It was a great place to work. You could do anything if you proved that you could make money."
Kate Murphy, "Mr. Skilling, Come On Over," The New York Times, April 24, 2005 --- http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/24/business/yourmoney/24suits.html

Bob Jensen's threads on the Enron/Andersen scandals are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudEnron.htm


Sort of makes you wonder about library hard copy in general:  A medical advantage of reading online
A Fredericton hospital is being criticized for removing all Bibles from its patients' bedside tables in a quest to control infections. "We have disinfection processes to disinfect other surfaces, but we don't have anything to disinfect books," said Jane Stafford, a spokeswoman for the River Valley Health Authority, which operates the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. "The influenza virus, when you cough or sneeze, can live on hard surfaces for 48 hours." Stafford said the Fredericton hospital isn't the first in Canada to take away the Bible in the interest of good hygiene. Many hospitals in western Canada...
"Bedside Bibles banned from N.B. hospital," CBC News, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/04/22/hospital-bibles050422.html


How to lie about student/faculty ratios
To illustrate the meaninglessness of the ratio, imagine two universities with exactly the same number of students, say 5,000, and the same number of faculty, say 500. Both institutions would report a student/faculty ratio of 10, and following common wisdom, we might imagine that both have the same teaching environment. The data do not show however, what the faculty do with their time. Imagine that the first university has faculty of high prestige by virtue of their research accomplishments, and that these faculty spend half of their time in the classroom and half in research activities, a pattern typical of research institutions. Imagine, too, that the second university in our example has faculty less active in research but fully committed to the teaching mission of their college. Where the research-proficient faculty at our first institution spend only half their time in class, the teaching faculty in the second institution spend all of their time in the classroom. Correcting the numbers to reflect the real commitment of faculty to teaching would give an actual student to teaching-faculty ratio of 20 to 1 for the research institution and 10 to 1 for the teaching college. The official reported ratio is wildly misleading at best.
John V. Lombardi, "Fuzzy Numbers," Inside Higher Ed, April 15, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2005/04/15/lombardi


Grumpy Old Men:  How to lie in psychological "research"

"Poisson d'Avril," by John Brignell, Number Watch, April 2005 --- http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/2005 April.htm

We are given some details of the “research”. 153 people were interviewed. They were divided into two sexes, four age ranges and four anecdotal levels of rage; so the 153 people were put into 32 boxes, which on average is fewer than five per box. Using the Poisson approximation, the random variation on this number would be about 50%. Furthermore, the ratio of two such numbers would have a variation of about 100%. However, that is where they have got us, because no numerical results are presented. Never mind, at least we have the comfort of familiarity:

Miss Barnett told the conference in Manchester yesterday that more research was needed into why men calm down while women “remain simmering” through the ages.

It is quite extraordinary what passes for science these days, especially during the popularising festivals, while the British Psychological Society has always been good for a laugh. The Associations for Advancement of Science (British and American versions) give house room to the most bizarre unscientific theories, such as Lysenkoist  explanations for the development of man’s great brain (apparently it is now caused by eating meat and not tubers as reported in Sorry, wrong number!).

The stories above were both published on April Fool’s Day. The genuine traditional hoax took the form of a full page advertisement from BMW, claiming to have eliminated the steering wheel. Trouble is, the hoax is more believable than the “science”

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The ACLU now wants to strike down the Prince Case if it will be used to allow a Bible club
In Prince v. Jacoby, ADF argues, the Ninth Circuit held that denying official sponsorship of a club violates the Equal Access Act. ADF points out that in 2003, shortly after Prince v. Jacoby was decided, the ACLU sent an information letter to school officials in Washington state explaining the case "makes it clear that student clubs promoting tolerance for gay students are entitled to the same resources as other clubs." But now, the ACLU has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Truth case that takes the opposite position. The ACLU now wants to strike down the Prince case if it will be used to allow a Bible club on campus, the ADF's Tim Chandler told WorldNetDaily.
"ACLU caught red-handed?" WorldNetDaily, April 23, 2005 ---
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=43950  


The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford in England is the only place you are likely to find an Ethernet port that looks like a book.
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford in England is the only place you are likely to find an Ethernet port that looks like a book. Built into the ancient bookcases dominating the oldest wing of the 402-year-old library, the brown plastic ports share shelf space with handwritten catalogues of the university’s medieval manuscripts and other materials. Some of the volumes are still chained to the shelves, a 17th-century innovation designed to discourage borrowing. But thanks to the Ethernet ports and the university’s effort to digitize irreplaceable books like the catalogues—which often contain the only clue to locating an obscure book or manuscript elsewhere in the vast library—users of the Bodleian don’t even need to take the books off the shelves. They can simply plug in their laptops, connect to the Internet, and view the pertinent pages online. In fact, anyone with a Web browser can read the catalogues, a privilege once restricted to those fortunate enough to be teaching or studying at Oxford.
Wade Roush, "The Infinite Library," MIT's Technology Magazine, May 2008 --- http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/05/issue/feature_library.asp


Vive les Blogs!
Spurred by a culture of popular expression and debate that can be traced back to France's 17th-century salons, the French are embracing weblogs with a greater zeal than anyone on the European continent. Take a recent Paris warehouse party, which hooked up 200 local bloggers in person for the first time, an illustration of the European web's best-kept secret -- when it comes to blogs, the French can't get enough.
Robert Andrews, "Vive les Blogs!" Wired News, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,67273,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_5


April 22, 2005 letter from Amy Dunbar [Amy.Dunbar@BUSINESS.UCONN.EDU]

I would like some advice on what news aggregator to use for RSS feeds.  I read the BusinessWeek Online article on blogs this morning, and it piqued my interest

 http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_18/b3931001_mz001.htm?c=bwinsiderapr22&n=link1&t=email

 The BusinessWeek Online blog, http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/blogspotting/  gave a link to various blog RSS feed in a side menu:

 http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Science/Technical_Services/Cataloguing/Metadata/RDF/Applications/RSS/News_Readers/

 Is anyone using blogs in classes?  Any advice on how to set up links to RSS feeds?

 Thanks,
Amy Dunbar
UConn

Reply from Bob Jensen

Hi Amy,

I don’t use blogs in class and only find time to visit a few each week

For RSS feeds, look at the left hand column at http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm

You may want to note "Classroom Blogs Raise Issues of Access and Privacy," by Kevin J. Delaney

 It is contained in my threads on Weblogs and blogs at http://www.trinity.edu/~rjensen/245glosf.htm#Weblog

 Bob Jensen 

April 22, 2005 reply from Richard Campbell [campbell@RIO.EDU]

Amy:
The www.derekfranklin.com site might not be a good source for RSS info. Derek has switched to another project on his site - search automation. There is an interesting video below:


http://www.searchautomator.com/

Richard J. Campbell
mailto:campbell@rio.edu
 

Bob Jensen's threads on Web logs and blogs, including warnings to educators, are at http://www.trinity.edu/~rjensen/245glosf.htm#Weblog


I wish them the very best for success in this fetal stem-cell experiment and wish this research could be expanded in every possible way
University of Wisconsin scientists seek FDA permission to perform fetal stem-cell research on humans with Lou Gehrig's disease, which has no cure and is almost always fatal.
"Fetal Cell Therapy for Humans?" Wired News, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,67308,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_3

How to turn past crimes into current cash:  Hop from town to town with a scarlet letter on your chest
Ohio Town Trying To Raise $20,000 LOVELAND, Ohio -- Sheriff Department Web sites let Ohioans pinpoint exact locations where sexual offenders are living in relation to their homes. One Ohio community is taking a unique approach to making their neighborhood safer, NBC 4 reported. Residents in Loveland said they wanted safer streets and were willing to take matters into their own hands to get a sexual offender out of their neighborhood. They were willing to pay to make him go away. Residents in the upscale Cincinnati suburb are pooling their money to pay a sex offender nearly $20,000 to move.
"Community Willing To Pay Sex Offender To Go Away," NBC Columbus, April 21, 2005 --- http://www.nbc4i.com/news/4403347/detail.html


Seven Ways of Reading a Poem
How come Dylan Thomas could mesmerize audiences just by opening his mouth, whereas some poets talk into their sleeves and others prate like Polonius? Given the perils of public speaking, many fall back on default modes. There may be as many reading styles as grains of sand, but nowadays only a handful of ways to read poetry in front of an audience. Here they all are:
David Galef, "Seven Ways of Reading a Poem," Inside Higher Ed, April 18, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2005/04/18/galef
Jensen Comment:  I remember being mesmerized years ago on the Trinity University campus during a poetry reading by Seamus Heaney.  It was a moment I will never forget --- http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1995/heaney-bio.html

April 25, 2005 reply from Linda Kidwell [lak@NIAGARA.EDU]

My favorite poetry reading was, believe it or not, on the first day of the Urban Economics class I took at Smith College. Randy Bartlett opened the semester by reading Carl Sandburg's Chicago (Hog Butcher for the World, etc.). He read it again at the end of the semester, and after studying urban econ, it had a whole new meaning for me.

His poetry reading probably opened my mind to this career (I was a geology major taking an elective at the time). I still count Randy as one of the best professors I have ever known.

Linda Kidwell

p.s. I also keep one of Randy's quotes on my door: "I carry out research and publish because it keeps my mind lively. I can't ask my students to take on hard work without my doing the same."

 


Surrender in the Battle of Poetry Web Sites
Alan Cordle, a research librarian who lives in Portland, Ore., has managed the Web site, www.foetry.com , anonymously since its inception a little more a year ago. He called his site the "American poetry watchdog" and aimed to expose the national poetry contests that he said "are often large-scale fraud operations" in which judges select their friends and students as winners. But Mr. Cordle's identity, which he says he protected to avoid recriminations against those who joined in his fight, was revealed earlier this month. The unmasking was performed by an anti-Foetry Web site that is also run anonymously and which used some of Mr. Cordle's own aggressive tactics - he once used a state open-records law to unlock details about participants in a contest sponsored by a state university press - to remove his cloak of mystery.
Edward Wyatt, "Surrender in the Battle of Poetry Web Sites," The New York Times, April 21, 2005 --- http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/21/books/21poet.html?


What did Shakespeare really write?  Such Stuff as Footnotes Are Made On
I am among the few professors who can identify a corrupt Shakespearean manuscript — an inferior facsimile of Hamlet, say, that an Elizabethan actor recited to a printer in return for a beaker of ale. I would compare that manuscript to another version closer to the original, detecting phrases and locutions that better embody the Bard’s verbal genius.  Shakespeare never published his plays, of course. But some actors were better at remembering lines than others. Thus, several variants of a given work might exist. A good textual editor can discern which versions are “fairer,” or more authentic, than others more “foul” or corrupt.  I have been thinking about Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564, and died on that same date, at age 52. I’m age 52. By what measure will I be remembered by the digital literati with a research specialty like mine, seemingly worthless at the dawn of the Internet age? . . . Last year I was fact-checking the final manuscript of my new book Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age  (Oxford University Press, 2005), when I found that 30 percent of my Web-based footnotes no longer functioned on the Internet. Footnotes malfunction for many reasons — technicians reformat folders and redesign sites or, especially worrisome, revise content at the same online address.
Michael Bugeja"Such Stuff as Footnotes Are Made On," , Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2005/04/22/bugeja


What is an average European worth in current U.S. dollars?
As an example, a Cessna 182 carrying a pilot and three passengers and operating non-commercially would require $4,995,210 of insurance coverage, assuming the EU Member State applies the reduced amount for passenger liability. This figure was calculated as follows: $4,541,100 + $454,110 ($151,370 x 3 passengers) = $4,995,210.  Effective April 30, 2005, new European (EC) regulations require that all aircraft operators (both commercial and private) carry liability insurance coverage with respect to passengers, baggage, cargo, and third parties when operating within, into, out of, or over the territory of a European Union (EU) Member State. The required insurance includes coverage for war, terrorism, hijacking, sabotage, unlawful seizure of aircraft, and civil commotion.
"European Mandatory Aircraft Insurance Requirements," AOPA Online, April 20, 2005 --- http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/regulatory/ec_insurance.html


New curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania
Doug Lederman, "Sending Signals to Students," Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/04/22/penn

Every curriculum sends a set of signals, so any curricular review gives a college the chance to broadcast messages to its students (and the larger world, if it cares) about what it thinks is important. In restructuring its undergraduate general education curriculum this week for the first time in nearly 20 years, here are some of the things the University of Pennsylvania had to say:
  • At a place perhaps best known for its business and other preprofessional programs, the liberal arts matter, too.
  • Advanced Placement courses should challenge students in high school, not exempt them from work in college.
  • Students shouldn’t come out of college without being meaningfully exposed to a culture other than the United States.

The curriculum approved overwhelmingly Tuesday at a meeting of Penn’s faculty resulted from several years of work in which Penn engaged in an unusual experiment in which it put two groups of students through completely different courses of study and gauged the results.



A Literature Hoax
Maliszewski, who heard Chabon give the lecture a few times, reports that the audience listened with fascination and horror. “The only problem was,” he writes, “the personal story Chabon was telling, while he may have presented it as an authentic portrait of the artist, just wasn’t true. There was no Adler; and no Fischer either, for that matter. Nor does there exist a Holocaust memoir called The Book of Hell, nor an investigation by The Washington Post. There is a young-adult book titled Strangely Enough!, which is pretty much as Chabon describes it; and it is written by a man named Colby — though he wasn’t, it must be said, a Nazi journalist who disguised himself as a Jewish survivor and holed up in the Maryland suburbs, but rather a real author, based in New York City and residing in Westchester County, who served in the US Air Force Auxiliary after World War II. . . .”
Scott McLemee, "Strangely Enough," Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2005/04/21/mclemee


KPMG settles Xerox case for $22.475 million in a rare "fraud" action
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that KPMG LLP has agreed to settle the SEC's charges against it in connection with the audits of Xerox Corp. from 1997 through 2000. As part of the settlement, KPMG consented to the entry of a final judgment in the SEC's civil litigation against it pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The final judgment, which is subject to approval by the Honorable Denise L. Cote, orders KPMG to pay disgorgement of $9,800,000 (representing its audit fees for the 1997-2000 Xerox audits), prejudgment interest thereon in the amount of $2,675,000, and a $10,000,000 civil penalty, for a total payment of $22.475 million. The final judgment also orders KPMG to undertake a series of reforms designed to prevent future violations of the securities laws.
Andrew Priest, "KPMG PAYS $22 MILLION TO SETTLE SEC LITIGATION RELATING TO XEROX AUDITS," AccountingEducation.com, April 21, 2005 ---  http://accountingeducation.com/news/news6095.html
Jensen Comment:  The SEC has filed many civil lawsuits against auditing firms.  However, it is rare to actually accuse a CPA firm of outright fraud.  I keep a scrapbook of the legal problems of CPA firms, including KPMG at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/fraud001.htm#KPMG

On January 23, 2003 I pasted in the following from the The Wall Street Journal 

SEC Set to File Civil Action Against KPMG Over Xerox The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to file civil-fraud charges against KPMG LLP as early as next week for its role auditing Xerox Corp., which last year settled SEC accusations of accounting fraud, people close to the situation said. The expected action by the SEC would represent the second time in recent years that the SEC has charged a major accounting firm with fraud. It comes at a crucial juncture for the accounting industry, which is attempting to rebuild its credibility and make changes following more than a year of accounting scandals at major corporations. It also indicates that, while the political furor over corporate fraud has died down, the fallout may linger for some time. 
The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2003 --- http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB1043272871733131344,00.html?mod=technology_main_whats_news 
Also see http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/23/business/23KPMG.html 

If the S.E.C. files a complaint, KPMG would become only the second major accounting firm to face such charges in recent decades. The first was Arthur Andersen, which settled fraud charges in connection with its audit of Waste Management in 2001, the year before it was driven out of business as a result of the Enron scandal.

The S.E.C. settled a complaint against Xerox in April, when the company said it would pay a $10 million fine and restate its financial results as far back as 1997. The company later reported that the total amount of the restatement was $6.4 billion, with the effect of lowering revenues and profits in 1997, 1998 and 1999 but raising them in 2000 and 2001.

Bob Jensen's threads on the legal woes of CPA firms are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/fraud001.htm


At least they will spend a little time in prison
A federal judge in Houston gave two former Merrill Lynch & Co. officials substantially shorter prison sentences than the government was seeking in a high-profile case that grew out of the Enron Corp. scandal. In a separate decision yesterday, another Houston federal judge said that bank-fraud charges against Enron former chairman Kenneth Lay would be tried next year, immediately following the conspiracy trial against Mr. Lay, which is set for January. Judge Sim Lake had previously separated the bank-fraud charges from the conspiracy case against Mr. Lay and his co-defendants, Enron former president Jeffrey Skilling and former chief accounting officer Richard Causey. The government had been seeking to try Mr. Lay on the bank-fraud charges within about the next two months . . . Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr. sentenced former Merrill investment banking chief Daniel Bayly to 30 months in federal prison and James Brown, who headed the brokerage giant's structured-finance group, to a 46-month term. The federal probation office, with backing from Justice Department prosecutors, had recommended sentences for Messrs. Bayly and Brown of about 15 and 33 years, respectively. Mr. Brown had been convicted on more counts than Mr. Bayly.
John Emshwiller and Kara Scannell, "Merrill Ex-Officials' Sentences Fall Short of Recommendation," The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2005, Page C3 ---
http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB111410393680013424,00.html?mod=todays_us_money_and_investing
Jensen Comment:  I double dare you to go to my "Rotten to the Core" threads and search for every instance of "Merrill" --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudRotten.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on the Enron scandals are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudEnron.htm


This made me think of "Teddy Roosevelt" in the famous play entitled Arsenic and Old Lace, but I suspect the student below had a more fraudulent strategy.
A student at Meredith College, in North Carolina, faces federal charges of impersonating a military officer, CBS News reported. The student, who wore an Air Force uniform, explained frequent absences as missions to Iraq and Afghanistan, and won a full scholarship to the college based on her alleged military service.
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/04/22/qt

Hitler's Soviet Muslim Legions During World War II
Hitler's Soviet Muslim Legions During World War II, hundreds of thousands of foreign peoples joined with Hitler's legions to bring theirs people into special status in Hitler's New Order. Tens of thousands among them were Muslims, where the majority of them came from Soviet Union. Under the banner of the crescent and the swastika, these Soviet Muslims believe to become holy warriors to liberated theirs land. But the end of this unholy alliance was a disaster for them. The Pro-Nazi Soviet Muslims When the German Army invaded Soviet Russia on June 22, 1941 they saw many of their opponent inhabitants...
Waffen-SS im Einsatz, February 2004 ---  http://stosstruppen39-45.tripod.com/index.html


Terrorizing voters in England:  "It is not the lifestyle of a Muslim to vote, and it is not from Islam,"
The extreme Islamist group accused of threatening George Galloway and hijacking a meeting of moderate Muslims is planning to step up its direct action campaign to stop fellow believers from participating in the election. The Guardian can reveal that the gang of youths who stormed two election meetings this week are members of al-Ghuraaba, an offshoot of the now disbanded radical organisation al-Muhajiroun. The group's east London campaign is being run by Abdul Mueed, a student, who promised yesterday that al-Ghuraaba would continue to disrupt events and target candidates to get across its message to Muslims that they will go to hell if they vote on May 5. "It is not the lifestyle of a Muslim to vote, and it is not from Islam," Mr Mueed, 22, said last night. "George Galloway and Oona King and the heads of all the political parties are fighting Muslims, they hate the lifestyle of the Taliban and the Muslims living in Iraq, that's why they are willing to carpet bomb them all."
Audrey Gillan and Vikram Dodd, "Islamists step up campaign to stop Muslims voting," The Guardian, April 22, 2005 --- http://politics.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5176912-115819,00.html


April 24, 2005 --- A rather poor day on Mt. Washington
After two weekends in a row of bluebird skies and warm temperatures, you had to know that luck wouldn’t hold. Mount Washington doesn’t tend to let its reputation recess for too long. Yesterday’s precipitation ran the gamut of type and intensity. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and rain, along with thick fog, and winds that have hit 93 mph made for a rather poor and soaking day of observations --- http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/index.php




Ole went to the doctor for a physical. After Ole was dressed the doctor came in and said "I am sorry Ole, but you are very sick and have only a few days to live".

Ole went home with a heavy heart to tell Lena the news. After Ole told Lena he sat in his easy chair and Lena went to the kitchen. Soon a heavenly aroma came from the kitchen. Lena was making his favorite cookies! "Lena must really love me" he thought.

Ole went into the kitchen and started to take a cookie - Lena slapped his hand away and said "Get avay! Dese cookies aren't for you, dere for da funeral!"


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