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Volume 4, Number 9

November 30, 2009

Gig Harbor, WA


Only In America!

Hot Rod Recliner: The police department in Proctor, Minnesota, has auctioned off a motorized recliner after it was seized in a drunk driving incident. The one of a kind black leather lounge chair, built on a riding lawn mower chassis, was equipped with stereo, headlights, a nitrous oxide power boost system, drag racing-style steering wheel, parachute and (of course) cupholders.

from a bar. Anderson told police the only reason he hit the car was because a girl jumped up on the chair.

“We cannot confirm or deny the story,” Police Chief Walter Wobig said, “the bottom line is it doesn’t get him off driving while intoxicated.” Anderson had a blood alcohol level of 0.29, more than three times the legal limit. And it was not his first DUI. Minnesota law allows police to seize vehicles in drunk driving cases and either retain them for official use or sell them once a conviction is obtained.

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The Priceless Ingredient The Trouble Tree: The carpenter I hired to help restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start.

in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching tips of the As I drove him home, he sat in stoic si- branches with both lence. When we arrived, he invited me hands. Then, on opening the door, he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face broke When is it bad luck to meet a white into a broad smile as he hugged his small – answer on back page children and kissed his wife. cat?

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Later, as he walked me to the car, we passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier. “Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied, “I know I can’t help having troubles on – cont’d on back page

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Trivia Time

With apologies to the ladies in ad- 1. Name four presidents who survived vance, here’s thirty reasons why it’s an assassination attempt. great to be a guy: 2. What is the one breed of dog that 1. Your last name stays put. does not bark? 2. The garage is all yours. 3. What are thought by some to be 3. Wedding plans take care of themthe smartest and dumbest breeds of selves. dogs? 4. Chocolate is just another snack. 4. A Blue Whale’s mouth is large enough 5. You can never be pregnant. to hold up to 90 metric tons of food 6. Car mechanics tell you the truth. and water. How big is its throat? 7. The world is your urinal. 8. You don’t have to stop and think of 5. Which land animal has the most teeth? which way to turn a nut on a bolt. 9. Wrinkles add character. 6. What is the heaviest breed of dog? 10. Wedding dress: $5000. Tux rental: 7. How many popcorn kernels are there $100. in one cup? a) 500, b) 800 c) 1,600. 11. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this 8. How many sides does a snow flake have? one is just ‘too icky’. – answers on back page 12. The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected. 13. New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet. Enlisting 14. Phone conversations are over in 30 1 2 3 4 seconds flat. 5 6 15. You know stuff about tanks. 16. Three-pack of underwear: $8.95. 7 8 17. A five-day vacation requires only 9 one suitcase. 10 18. You can open all your own jars. 11 12 13 14 19. You get extra credit for the slightest 15 16 act of thoughtfulness. 20. Three pairs of shoes are more than 17 18 19 enough. 20 21. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. 21 22 22. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. (c)2009 Harbor Times LLC 23. You only have to shave your face Thank you to those who serve and and neck. their families! 24. You can play with toys all your life. ACROSS DOWN 1 Spud duty 2 Needed for leave 25. Your belly usually hides your big 3 Purpose of leave 4 Illegally absent hips. 7 "Yonder" in 5 Synchronized 26. One wallet and one pair of shoes anthem walk 9 Accompanies 6 Marching practice one color for all seasons. salute 8 Field disguise 27. You can wear shorts no matter how 10 KFC founder 11 Command your legs look. 11 Swear 12 Duty duration 28. You can do your nails with a pocket13 Lowest rank 14 Abrams is one officer 15 Fearless knife. 17 On the double 16 Highest enlisted 29. You have freedom of choice con18 Not specific (abbr) rank cerning growing a moustache. 20 Necessities 19 "Aweigh" in 21 Flat cloth hat anthem 30. You can do Christmas shopping for 22 "Rolling" in twenty-five relatives on December anthem 24th in forty-five minutes.


Local Events

Holidays & Fun Days


Dec 4-5, 11-13: Peninsula High School presents “A Christmas Carol”, 7 pm Dec 4, 5, 11, 12; 3 pm Dec 5 & 13. Admission $7, $5 seniors, military, under 12 & students w/ASB. Dec 3: City of Gig Harbor hosts “Bill Branson - 5 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Job,” 6:30-8:30 pm, Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St, 253857-4842. Dec 5: Gig Harbor High School’s Annual Tidefest Arts Fair, 10 am-5 pm, 5101 Rosedale Street, Gig Harbor. Dec 5: Gig Harbor Holiday Tree Lighting, 5 pm, Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, 253-857-4842. Dec 6: Fox Island Annual Tree Lighting and Wickline Music Concert, 6 pm, 690 9th Ave, Fox Island, 253-549-2701.

Dec 1: Day With(out) Art Day, World AIDS day. Dec 2: Special Education Day. Dec 3: Day of Disabled Persons. Dec 4: National Dice Day. Dec 5: Bathtub Party Day. Dec. 6: National Pawnbrokers Day. Dec 7: National Cotton Candy Day.

On a high school math test, Chuck Norris put down “Violence” as every one of the answers. He got an A+ on the test because Chuck Norris solves all his problems with violence.




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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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At the mall, Black Friday was interrupted by labor unrest.

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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Chuck Norris eats the core of an apple first. Chuck Norris once bowled 300. Without a ball. He wasn’t even in a bowling alley. Chuck Norris was originally offered the role as Frodo in Lord of the Rings. He declined saying, “Only a sissy would need three movies to destroy a piece of jewelery.”

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If you type “find Chuck Norris” in a Google search, Google will tell you that you don’t find Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris finds you. (Try it!)

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the job, but one thing’s for sure, troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again. Funny thing is,” he smiled, “when I come out in the morning to pick ‘em up, there ain’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”

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Math problems? Expert help available ;-) Call Ziegfried at 1-800-[(10x)(13i)2]-[sin(xy)/2.362x].

A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. – Proverbs 31:10-11, The Message

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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.


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Riddle Answer: When you are a mouse! Trivia Answers: (1)Jackson,T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Truman, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, G.H.W. Bush, Clinton, and G.W. Bush. (2) The African Basenji. (3) Smartest: Border collie. Dumbest: Afghan hound. (4) Despite the size of its mouth, a Blue Whale cannot swallow an object wider than a beach ball! (5) The armadillo has 104 teeth. (6) St. Bernard. (7) 1,600! That’s a lot of POPPING! (8) All snowflakes have six sides, and no two are exactly alike. Bonus: Can you spot the bogus ad in this week’s Take A Break?

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