Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Woman’s Death Unnoticed for Years Thanks to Auto-Pay

An inspector who visited a home that had been foreclosed after the owner failed to respond to late mortgage payment notices made a ghastly discovery inside the garage. A story that really made the rounds this week came out of Pontiac, Michigan, where the body of a woman who'd been...
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Road Sign Spelling Error Costly, But Still Funny

It’s always fun to laugh when a government agency makes a simple mistake...at least until you find out how much it’ll cost to fix it. Residents who live in and around Ephrata, Pennsylvania, say the misspelling or mispronunciation of the township’s name isn’t that uncommon. But somehow, most people expect...
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You Might Want to Check Your Birth Certificate

Do you have a copy of your birth certificate handy? If so, you might want to make sure there are no typos: correcting one isn’t the easiest thing to do. Most of us likely have two things in common: we’ve never had much of a reason to read our own...
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So What Do We Call Older Folks This Week?

There was a time when the word elderly applied to people over 65, no one got offended, and life went on pretty much as it should from there. Apparently, elderly is now out. Consider the case of a 71-year-old midwife who complained, claiming to be “taken aback” by a headline...
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Why It’s My Least Favorite Day of the Year

I don’t have anything against Saturdays. In fact, I generally like Saturdays a great deal. In some respects, they’re my only true day off. But there’s one Saturday I dread every year. That particular Saturday, in 2013, just happens to be March 9th, the day this post was written (in...
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Would You Sail on Titanic II?

They’re building a great ship that will be called The Titanic. No, you haven’t suddenly found yourself back in time. Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Star Line, the company that sailed the original Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage in April, 1914, is building Titanic II and staying as close...
Life

10 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in March

Welcome to March! Do you love peanut butter? If so, the start of March gives you a new reason to stock up. Here’s a list of some offbeat holidays that turn up on the more obscure monthly calendars for our third month of the year. There are even more suggestions...
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