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Ditto...I feel that you are 100% correct. I live across the street from a fire station so shall we say this is disturbing? I dont think so ...people that seem to have "too" much time on their hands, find things to complain about. Lets hope that one day the person that is doing all this complaining.....that neither he nor anyone he knows ( God forbid if its a family member) doesnt get hit by a train.
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Remarkable accomplishment. Kim McClure also has a younger daughter (Stayci McClure) who will graduate May 15, 2010 at McNeese College in Lake Charles, La. as an electrical engineer. (Stayci completed her degree in 3 yrs.) Upon graduation, Stayci will be moving to Tulsa, Ok in June where she will start her new postion.
Hey, Hey,....I thought everyone knew that "Victoria" has its own Mr. Scrooge" need....I say more.Mr. Halepaska is a winner in my books
On Monday (04/19/10) my neighbor's house was broken into aorund 8:30am. ( Our dogs did not bark as they were in the house) and there is always a great deal of human traffic next door as everyone works or goes to college. When the "owner's college daughter came home around 10am she noticed that the front door was open slightly and called her mother. Mother came home and called police. The "crook" had entered through the bathroom window on side of house out of view of the front street. Stolen was a laptop and many "games" belonging to the young college person. This neighbor has an alarm system and I asked her why they didnt have it on. She informed me that since everyone is "in and out" they dont usually set it. (Due to the "breakin" we had in Feb our alarm system stays on (24/7) even when I am in the house. I dont even go out to work in the garden without it being on. ) The "crook" turned out to be a 16 yrs old niece of the house owner and does not attend school. Of course the police asked the neighbor if she wanted to press charges and charges were filed. Now that's is the way to maybe teach this girl a small lesson but what will they do to her? Slap on the hand and "dont do this again"..This is just the begin of getting caught this time. Im sure its not the first time. Maybe a neighborhood watch would help a little. Seems like we must inform our neighbor of ever move we make these days. I dont have a problem with that.
Expert Predictions"The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives." --Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project
"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom." --Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." --Popular Mechanics magazine, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." --Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year." --The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957
"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances." --Dr. Lee DeForest, "Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television"
"But what ... is it good for?" --Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." --Western Union internal memo, 1876
"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" --David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s
"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible." --A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper." --Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in Gone With The Wind
"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make." --Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting Mrs. Fields' Cookies.
"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." --Decca Recording Co., rejecting the Beatles, 1962
What a "beautiful" young "lady" enjoying one of many God's works
Here is a PS from me:I have given the PD a license tag number of a certain small pickup that has been seen driving around with the back full of young underaged teens.The driver of this truck is "of course" over 18yrs meaning that if he gets caught..it gets serious but with him "hauling" this underage teenages around.. (and they get caught).they just get a slap on their hands and when they are 18yrs old...their records are cleared and they come out "without any records". The "man" in this truck was seen at the vacant house with kids in the back....this vacant house is where they were able to find our truck but the ppl that stolen it ran off to a house directly behind this vacant house where their friends live) and "end of story" ... By the way, they had they had already stole license tags from another vehicle and were in the process of putting on the stolen license tags on our truck. People need to be aware of checking out their license tags almost every day.I live on Poplar and the vacant house is on Greenwood and the house behind this vacant house is on Redwood.
This is very devastating and no one should ever experience this kind dramatic situation. We too experienced a horrible event around the first of Feb when someone entered our home (through the garage door) while we were asleep( 1: AM ) and stole three sets of keys from the kitchen bar and went back out through our garage and stole our truck.We have never had an investigator come to the house and take finger prints of the doors this person came through nor has anyone from the VPD every contacted us. We know NOTHING and probably never will. I think I might know who one of these intruders are...but no one wants to even listen.
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March 12, 2010 4:00 AMBy CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN/The Associated Press McALLEN — Mexican drug cartels are infiltrating federal law enforcement agencies along the southwest border and those charged with weeding them out say they don’t have the money to catch all the corrupt agents, homeland security officials told a U.S. Senate panel Thursday.
James Tomsheck, assistant commissioner with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Internal Affairs, told a Senate homeland security subcommittee in Washington that only about one in 10 of the new hires for agency jobs are given polygraph tests, and of those, 60 percent are deemed unsuitable for employment.
That means that many who joined the agency during the recent hiring boom and did not take polygraphs could have joined with corruption already in mind, Tomsheck said.
An AP investigation tallied corruption-related convictions against more than 80 enforcement officials at all levels — federal, state and local — along the southwest border since 2007.