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• EquitablE • EarnEst • Ethical

Volume 4, Number 8

November 23, 2009

Gig Harbor, WA


Only In America!

Northwest Mystery: D.B. Cooper is the the entire flight crew to the cockpit. name attributed to a man who, 18 years Shortly thereafter, there was a sudden ago, carried out what is still the change in cabin pressure as only unsolved US aircraft hijackCooper opened the door and ing. The case has baffled amaparachuted out of the plane, teurs and experts for years. somewhere over Ariel, WA. He was never seen again. The day before Thanksgiving, 1971, Cooper boarded a plane from Portland to Seattle. After the plane took off, he handed the flight attendant a note indicating he had a bomb and that he was hijacking the plane.

Since 1974, the community has held a D.B. Cooper party at the Ariel Store, with up to 250 fans showing up each year for a look-alike contest. Typically fans show up dressed as the hijacker was: in a suit with a backpack, His demands: four parachutes and a parachute, goggles, and no shoes. $200,000 to be delivered to Seattle- They also compete for who can tell the Tacoma airport. When the ransom was best tale about what might have hapdelivered and the plane refueled, he pened to old D.B., and generally just ordered the pilot to fly to Mexico City. hang around, listening to music, and Not long after takeoff, Cooper sent keeping the story alive.

The Priceless Ingredient Eight Gifts That Don’t Cost A Cent! 1. The Gift of Listening – Really listen. No interrupting, daydreaming, or planning your response. Just listen. 2. The Gift of Affection – Be generous with hugs, kisses, and pats on the back. Small actions demonstrate love for family and friends.

Riddle Me This

Can you read the following? Yy u r yy u b I c u r yy 4 me. – answer on back page All contents 2009 Harbor Times Developments LLC. Mailing address: 4614 Cedarwood Lane NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 • Sales: Susan Brooks • Phone: (253) 514-6290 • Fax: (253) 276-6328 • Email: Printed on recycled paper with soy ink.

3. The Gift of Laughter – Share articles and funny stories. Your gift says, “I love to laugh with you.” 4. The Gift of a Written Note – It can be as simple as “Thanks for the help”. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and can even change a life. 5. The Gift of a Compliment – A simple and sincere, “You look great,” “ Super job” or “Great meal!” can make someone’s day. 6. The Gift of a Favor – Every day, go out of your way to do something kind. 7. The Gift of Solitude – Even as there are times when we want to be left alone – give the gift of solitude to others. 8. The Gift of a Cheerful Disposition – extend a kind word to someone, say, “Hello” or “Thank You”, and smile!

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Barter Corner As a free service, Take A Break presents this list of businesses willing to barter for goods and services: • David Bailey, Cannon Host, Web Site Design & hosting, • Bernadette, Your Home is Where Your Heart Is, 307-4345. • Don Powell, Tacoma Printing Co., 221-2444. • Chris, Horseshoe Lake Auto Wrecking, 253-8573866. • Kendra Machen, Childbirth Classes / Birth Doula,, 360-874-1689. • Dr. Dustin Lewis, Lewis Family Chiropractic & Wellness, 253-858-9783. • Dan Towey, Towey Productions, Transfer Pictures & Film to DVD, 253-906-8395. • Brian Lewis, Scratch Master, Car Scratch & Dent Removal, • Susan Cowperthwaite, Cartridge World, 253-5820300. • NarrowsPro, Holiday Light Installs, 253-314-6460. • Nancy Kent Photography, 360-271-6412. www. • Nita Garnier, Yankee Clipper Barber Shop, 253509-2882. • Dan The Mobile Mechanic, 253-861-0748. • Susan, Licensed Officiant, Weddings, Vow Renewals, Ceremonies, 253-509-4584. • Robert Emerson, IT & PC Specialist and Computer Recycler, 253-853-5649. • Frank, Extreme Vinyl & Signs, Banners, Magnetics Signs, 253-377-0979. • Ali Fathi, Auto Waune, Auto Repair, 253-8589373. • Maria Fuentes, #1 in Housekeeping, (253) 2738486. • DPI Print, Pat Schmidt, 253-853-3622.

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Resume Bloopers

People write the strangest things on 1. Which is more prone to give you their resumes, sometimes downright bad breath: a moist mouth or a dry hysterical. Why should only recruiting mouth? managers get to laugh at these? 2. People have unique fingerprints that • Skills: “Strong Work Ethic, Attention indentify them, what do dogs have? to Detail, Team Player, Self Motivata) paw prints, b) nose prints, c) tail ed, Attention to Detail.” prints. • Hobbies: “Getting drunk every night 3. Mammals get two types of teeth in their lifetime (primary and permadown by the water, playing my guitar nent). How many sets of teeth do and smoking pot.” sharks get? • Why Interested in Position: “To keep my parole officer from putting back 4. What was the first food to be microwaved deliberately? me in jail.” • “…sent out my resume on the back 5. What was the size of the largest recorded snow flake? side of a draft of a cover letter to another firm…” 6. Who was the first Hollywood Dog Star? (Phyllis Diller does not • “Consistently tanked as top sales count!) producer for new accounts.” – answers on back page • “It’s best for employers that I not work with people.”


• Languages: “Speak English and Spinach.” • Qualifications: “I have guts, drive, ambition and heart, which is probably more than a lot of the drones that you have working for you.”

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• Education: “Have repeated courses repeatedly.”

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Trivia Time




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ACROSS 1 Hit or drink 2 Flight part 4 Comes from pod 6 Wax light 7 Raw dish of greens 10 Mini bread 11 Staple food 12 Preserves 15 Profit, also sauce 16 Engorge

DOWN 1 3.14159265? 2 Fermented beverage 3 Gridiron org. 5 Black Fri. event 6 Apple drink 7 Topping 8 Bugs' favourite 9 Make petition 13 Dark meat 14 Edible tuber

Holidays & Fun Days Thanksgiving Facts

Nov 16-Dec 14: Play To Learn, where kids & adults play together, Skills: Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team Player, Self Motivated, Attention to Detail 10:30-11 am, Boys and Girls Club, 8502 Skansie Avenue, Gig Harbor 253-627-6031. Nov 22-28: Families Helping Families Gingerbread House Auction, 3211 56th St NW, Gig Harbor, 253-858-1111. Nov 26: Turkey Trot, 8 am, Judson Street, Gig Harbor, 253-858-5152. Nov 28-29: Winterfest, Peninsula High

Nov 24: Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day. Nov 25: Shopping Reminder Day. Nov 26: Turkey-free Thanksgiving. Nov 27: Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, Flossing Day, Maize Day, Sinkie Day. Nov 28: Aura Awareness Day. Nov 29: Electronic Greetings Day. Nov 30: Computer Security Day, Cyber Monday, National Meth Awareness Day, International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Weekly Inspiration

Just Arrived! JUMBO CRAB!


Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks. Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out. – I Timothy 4:4, The Message

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Rules, Each row, column & cube must contain the numbers 0-9 only once. Good Luck! Answer on back page.

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by Tim Brooks

253-225-3730 Week In History

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Nov 24, 1971: Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest Airlines’ 727 with $200,000. Nov 25, 1867: Alfred Nobel invents dynamite. Nov 26, 1962: First recording session under the name “Beatles”. Nov 27, 1961: Gordie Howe becomes first to play in 1,000 NHL games. Nov 28, 1963: First million copy record prerelease, “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Nov 29, 1877: Thomas Edison demonstrates the hand-cranked phonograph. Nov 20, 1907: Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle. Loving God, Loving People A Non-Denominational Church Family

The T.P. Bandit strikes again.

To our readers, We can’t guarantee the authenticity of every story we print. It is possible some may even be socalled “urban legends”. Nevertheless, we cheerfully present them to you for your enjoyment and entertainment.

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Harbor Ridge Middle School

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You will need to run 20 miles to burn off the calories of a typical Thanksgiving dinner. Last year’s Thanksgiving Invitation eating contest in New York City was won by a 106 pound woman who gobbled up a 10 pound turkey, four pounds of mashed potatoes, three pounds of cranberry sauce, 2 1/2 pounds of beans, and a pumpkin pie in 15 minutes. The drink the Puritans brought with them in the Mayflower was beer. The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.

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Redneck ‘Rithmetic Which of the following automobiles will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks in your front yard: (a) a 1966 Ford Fairlane, (b) a 1969 Chevrolet Impala or (c) a 1964 Plymouth Valiant? Hint: there is no right answer. It’s a joke.

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The Mobile Mechanic: Will come to you 24x7! No job too big or small. Diagnostics available. Licensed, reliable, efficient. References. For estimate call Dan 253-861-0748.

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3 1 7 2 9 5 4 8 6 – Roof Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Guards with 25 year guarantee. Fences 10% off when you mention Take-a-Break. Call 253-314-6460.


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COOKIE LEE Fine Fashion Jewelry, home & office shows, career opportunities, fundraisers. “I bring the Bling, you get the Cha-Ching.” 253-241-8560

Riddle Answer: Too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you are too wise for me.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR & SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER – Dec 4 & 5, 9 am - 5 pm, Gig Harbor Eagles #2809, 4425 Burnham Dr. Tables available! Call (253) 851-2809.


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Helping Hands In Home Services Non medical care services: Drive to & from appointments, meal prep, medication reminders, etc. Bonded/Insured. Call 253-606-8386.

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DPI Print located in Gig Harbor offers custom photo holiday cards and photo frames. 25% off your first print order! Call 253-853-3622.

Closet Artist Bazaar Sale Dec 5th, 9 am-4 pm Gig Harbor Methodist Church. Donations to colon cancer research at u-dub. For more info Sherice 253-973-2266

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Astronaut needed for one-way flight to Titan in experimental rocket. Your shot at romantic history. Volunteers call (297) 555-0198 ;-)

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Advertise your Bazaar or Craft Event. Find the best seasonal events here! $10.00 for 5 lines (about 30 words). For info, call Susan at 253-514-6290, or email sales@

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TOP BRUSH CHIMNEY SWEEPS & REPAIRS, We also clean roofs and gutters. Free Estimates. Licensed, bonded and insured. Call Chris 253-564-2588.

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Health & Dental/Mortgage ProtectionLife: The coverage you need can still be affordable. Easy, quick quotes: or call Blue Water Benefits (253) 884-3297.

Pet Remembrance Tree Dec 5-30. Honor your pet with a light & picture on Christmas Tree. Location: Posh Paw, Uptown Mall. Forms: / Library / 253-857-8212. Sponsor: Gig Harbor Kiwanis.


Gourmet Cookies: 4 sinfully delicious flavors to diet for. White Chocolate Cranberry, Dark Chocolate Cherry, Hawaiian. Fills you up, not out. Join our team: 360-876-6770.

Advertise your event here for only $10. Email sales@harbortimes. org or phone (253) 514-6290 for details.

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Need a Hand? Student strapped for cash Will do most any job. Call Tim 253-514-6120.

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Trivia Answers: (1) Dry mouths – so drink plenty of water! (2) Nose prints. (3) Sharks have at least 40 sets of teeth in their lifetime. (4) Popcorn! After a chocolate bar melted, they tried experimenting with popcorn, and with various other food items (including an egg that exploded!) (5) 15” wide and 8” thick, in 1887 at Fort Keogh, Montana. (6) Rin Tin Tin, who signed 22 movie contracts with a paw print. Bonus: Can you spot the bogus ad in this week’s Take A Break?

WANTED: Used Bicycles

to give to children in the Gig Harbor /KPN community. Bikes are reconditioned through a partnership with the Washington Correction Center for Women. For information, please call:

Kiwanis Club of Peninsula-Gig Harbor (253) 265-3150



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