God created the donkey & said to him:
"You will work unceasingly from sunrise to sunset
carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass, you
will have no intelligence & you will live 50 years.
You will be a donkey. "The donkey
answered: "I will be a donkey, but to live 50 years
is too much. Give me only 20 years. God granted his wish.
God created the dog and said to him:
"You will be a dog." You will guard the house
of man. You will be his best friend. You will eat the
scraps that he gives you and you will live 25 years. You
will be a dog. "The dog answered: "Master, to
live 25 years is too much, you give me only 10 years. God
granted his wish. God created the Monkey and said to him:
"You will be a monkey." You will swing from
branch to branch doing tricks. You will be amusing and
you will live 20 years. You will be a monkey. "The
monkey answered: "Master to live 20 years is too
much, you give me only 10 years. God granted his wish.
Finally God created the man and said to
him: "You will be a man, the only rational creature
on the face of the earth." You will use your
intelligence to become master over all animals. You will
dominate the world and you will live 20 years. Man
responded: "I will be a man but to live only 20
years is very little, give the 30 years that the donkey
refused, the 15 years that the dog did not want and the
10 years the monkey refused. God granted his wish. And
since then, man lives 20 years as a man, he marries and
spends 30 years like a donkey, working and carrying all
the burdens on his back. Then when his children are gone,
he lives 15 years like a dog, taking care of the house
and eating whatever is given to him, so that when he is
old, he can retire and live 10 years like a monkey, going
from house to house, from one son or daughter to another,
doing tricks to amuse his grandchildren.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
To The Mountains in a
A party of five composed of Homer
Drake, Virgil Drake and wife, residing at the corner of
Chestnut and Valley streets, and Dan Hasten and wife, of
East Macon street, started this morning on a trip
overland to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Drake were married Sunday, and this trip will be a bridal
tour for them. Some members of the party are threatened
with lung trouble, and hope for benefit in the mountains
of New Mexico.
It is estimated that with good luck the
trip can easily be completed in six or seven weeks. The
route followed will probably be through Southern Kansas
not far from the state line until Colorado is reached
when a turn will be made to the southwest to the point of
destination. The party is well equipped with a good tent,
camp stove and other camp equipage, together with plenty
of provisions. They anticipate an enjoyable trip, and
hope the outdoors do them good.
Skate Board Park
The City Council Public Safety
Committee met last Monday in the Fire Station for
its regular monthly meeting.
The agenda included a request
from Sylvia Knost to discuss concerns she has
about the relocation of the skate board park to
Griggs Park. Knost lives across the street from
Her first concern was the fact
that none of the residents of the area had been
consulted before the facility was moved from its
original location at the Fair Acres Sports
Complex. She asked that the park be closed at
sundown and that skate boarders be required to
wear a helmet.
She also was concerned that she
had observed "older" men loitering in
the area and that she had smelled what she
identified as marijuana smoke.
Police Chief Greg Dagnon
reported that his department had responded to
phone calls about the park and had several
officers notes concerning activity there.
There have been no illegal activites observed to
Another neighbor commented at
the meeting supporting Knosts views.
County Jail Count
Including Placed out of County
NASCAR THIS WEEK
Earnhardt Jr. Proud to Be
In the Chase
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Chase is
here ... and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back in it.
It wasnt easy. He
didnt win a race. The season has had its
ups and downs. His No. 88 Chevy staggered through
the final regular-season races. But he made it.
Ten drivers make it by Sprint Cup point
standings, and Earnhardt Jr. was the 10th.
Hes got his shot. He has
2,000 points. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have
only 12 more. Over 10 races, those 12 points
dont amount to very much. If Earnhardt can
get his team back in gear, he can win the
Las Vegas oddsmakers have made
Earnhardt a 40-1 shot. The winner of the past
five, Jimmie Johnson, is 3-1.
"Well just go see
how we can do in the Chase," said Earnhardt
after scrambling to finish 16th in the Wonderful
"Im proud to be in
the Chase," he added. "I feel like
Im a good enough driver to be in the Chase.
My team is good enough to be there. ... Had we
been more conscious and smarter at certain times,
we wouldnt have had to even worry about it
"But were a good
team, and Im proud to carry my sponsors and
HMS (Hendrick Motorsports) in the Chase and
represent them. Were going to work real
hard, and hopefully we do a good job."
This is Earnhardts fourth
appearance in the Chase, which began in 2004. He
finished fifth that year and also in 2006. In
2008 he brought up the rear, finishing 12th.
"Weve got to run a
different setup than what we ran in the last six
(regular-season) races, frankly," Earnhardt
conceded. "We had a pretty good run at it
going through the first 15 races, and for
whatever reason, we sort of fell off and forgot
some things, or over-engineered something.
"Well go in there
with a good attitude."
Earnhardt recently signed a
contract extension that will keep him with
Hendrick Motorsports through 2017.
"Im in the Chase,
and Ive got an opportunity to run for the
championship," he said. "Ive got
an opportunity to compete and improve my points
position and improve the overall payout.
"Youve basically got
to hold it together the last 10 races and
dont do anything stupid and settle some
scores. ... Im pretty proud of what
weve been able to do all year."
There are probly lots
a variations on the recipe for home made ice
cream, but if ya want to get into a real
discussion on the formula for success, get in
on the debate around the crankin end of
In our family at least,
there is as much care given in the placement
and quantities of ice and salt, the speed of
the crankin and the ideal time to quit
turnin as ever is considered in the
kitchen. Course the men have
traditionally taken care of the mechanical
end of the process, but the women have never
been bashful about advice on the matter.
I say care is given,
thats because everone seems to -
care that is. This last batch I was involved
in, we didnt put the traditional burlap
sack on top. Dont know if it made much
difference, it just seemed to be missin
somethin, but they ate it anyway.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
Metcalf Auto Supply
CLICK and CLACK
I drive a 1994 two-door Honda
Accord (140,000 miles or so) with a lot of
personality. One of her "quirks" is
that she doesnt have a functioning air
conditioner. I personally dont mind, but I
have a dog, and I need to take his health into
consideration when taking him in the car with me
during the summer months.
A few weeks ago, I had to make
a two-hour trip on a Friday evening in 95-degree
heat, and, being concerned that my dog would
suffer heatstroke, I tried an alternative AC
system. I filled a 4-quart Styrofoam cooler with
water, froze it overnight, put it on the
passenger floor of my car and then installed a
cigarette-lighter-powered fan to blow across the
top of the ice.
Not surprisingly, this
didnt work well. At this point, is it worth
having the AC fixed? Are there alternative,
cheaper options for cooling down the car that I
have not considered? At this point, I cannot
afford car payments, and buying a new car is not
an option. -- Emily
TOM: The first thing you should
do if find out WHY your air conditioner
isnt working. You may just have a slow
RAY: If thats the case,
you can get the system charged up for $125 or so,
and it might last you a couple of months, or even
longer. In which case, you can do that once and
have a whole summers worth of air
TOM: And if the leak is coming
from a hose, or something easily fixable, you
could fix it and recharge the system and be good
for several summers -- if the rest of the car
lasts that long. So its worth asking a good
mechanic to test the system for you and at least
give you a diagnosis.
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