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Today, August 18 in 
1227 The Mongol conqueror Ghengis Khan died.
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Today's Bonehead Award: Chicago teens charged with murder after homeowner fatally shoots 14-year-old in attempted suburban car theft _______________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! _______________________________________________ Life is a sexually transmitted disease. --- R. D. Laing Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true. --- H. L. Mencken _______________________________________________ >From Barb OFF THE COAST OF SAN DIEGO, A U.S. NAVY DESTROYER STOPPED FOUR MEXICANS IN A ROWBOAT HEADING TOWARD THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA. THE CAPTAIN GOT ON THE LOUD SPEAKER AND SHOUTED, "AHOY, SMALL CRAFT. WHERE ARE YOU HEADED?" ONE OF THE MEXICANS PUT DOWN HIS OAR, STOOD UP, AND SHOUTED, "WE'RE INVADING CALIFORNIA TO RECLAIM THE TERRITORY TAKEN BY THE U.S. DURING THE 1800'S." THE ENTIRE CREW OF THE DESTROYER DOUBLED OVER IN LAUGHTER. WHEN THE CAPTAIN FINALLY CAUGHT HIS BREATH, HE GOT BACK ON THE LOUD- SPEAKER AND ASKED, "JUST THE FOUR OF YOU?" THE SAME MEXICAN STOOD UP AGAIN AND SHOUTED, "NO, WE'RE THE LAST FOUR. THE OTHER 12.3 MILLION ARE ALREADY HERE ________________________________________________` _____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ Reported by the Bausell Sailor: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Clockwise from top left: Stacey Davis, Curtis Dawson, Diamond Davis, Steven Davis and Kendrick Cooper. Chicago, Illinois Chicago teens charged with murder after homeowner fatally shoots 14-year-old in attempted suburban car theft Five Chicago teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder after a member of their group was fatally shot by a homeowner in the north suburbs while they allegedly tried to break into a vehicle. Diamond Davis, 18, Kendrick Cooper, 17, Stacy Davis, 17, Steven Davis, 17, and Curtis Dawson, 16, were all charged as adults with first-degree murder on Tuesday, according to the Lake County sheriff's office. The teens were charged due to them being in commission of a forcible felony, when the 14-year-old victim was shot and subsequently died as a result of being shot during the commission of a burglary, the sheriff's office said in a statement. The fatal encounter began about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when the teens allegedly tried to break into a car in the 17600 block of West Edwards Road in Old Mill Creek, Lake County sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said at a news conference. A 75-year-old man told investigators he saw a black Lexus SUV in his driveway and group of people trying to break into or steal his vehicle, Covelli said. Two of the teens one of whom held something in his hand allegedly approached the man as he was standing on his porch, Covelli said. The man fired at least three rounds from a revolver, one of which hit a 14-year-old Chicago boy in the head. The gunman, who had a valid FOID card and concealed-carry permit, called 911 to report the shooting and request an ambulance, Covelli said. Investigators found a knife at the scene, which they believe one of the suspects had with him. The 14-year-old boy was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's office and Gurnee fire officials. The boy was identified Wednesday as Jaquan Swopes of Chicago, according to the Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper. A preliminary autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound to the head, Cooper said. The rest of the teens got back into the Lexus and drove away before officers could arrive, according to Covelli. A short time later, the SUV pulled up to Gurnee police officers who were investigating a crash near Route 132 and Hunt Club Road. The 14-year-old who had been shot and a 17-year-old boy got out of the SUV, Covelli said. The 17-year-old asked for help and an officer called for an ambulance and performed first aid. The four other occupants of the Lexus got back in and sped away onto I-94. The pursuit ended about 15 minutes later when the Lexus stopped near Randolph and Halsted Streets on the Near West Side, state police said. Covelli said the Lexus stopped because it ran out of gas. Four people got out and ran away, but were arrested by state troopers after a brief chase. The Lexus was reported stolen from Wilmette on Aug. 11, Covelli said. Investigators are working with Wilmette police to determine the circumstances of the theft. Anytime there is a loss of life, it is a tragedy for the family and friends of the deceased, Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said in a statement. Our condolences go out to the family of the young man who lost his life today, despite the circumstances. The teens are each being held on $1 million bail, the sheriff's office said. The teens are at the Huse Juvenile Detention Facility, and Davis is at the Lake County Jail. They are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5.
DearWebby's Tech Support Pits From: Bev Re: What kind of camera? Dear Webby, OK, you told me where to get the camera, but not what kind. Bev Dear Bev Nowadays even the cheapest cameras take excellent pictures. Just get the best Canon Powershot, that still fits into your budget. Then spend a few hours reading the manual and checking the settings. Set the resolution to the MAX, and the DIN value too. That will let you reach further into the dark. Once you have it customized to your liking and for your particular purposes, it will be a great camera. Keep in mind that a properly set up $100 camera is better than a $5000 SLR that is not properly set up. For example, if you take after-sunset and scenery pictures, and have the camera set for that, it won't be any good for basket ball shots or motorcycle racing. And vice versa. Familiarize yourself with those settings, so that you can change them without having to search for the manual. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Leroy My wife and i were walking around walmart one day and decided to pick up a bottle of wine. as we perused the selection, being very knowledgeable about wine, I asked her, "what color you want?" She elbowed me in the ribs and said "shsh, you sound like a redneck." I responded with, "we are looking at wine in Walmart, what do you think we are?" ___________________________________________________ Daily tip from Turkey Leftovers November and December is the best time to buy turkeys for a low price. Here are some ways to make use of your leftovers: sandwiches, pot pies, soup, casseroles, tacos or enchiladas. Most recipes that use pieces of cooked chicken, you can use turkey pieces instead. thriftyfun.Com ____________________________________________________
People Are Awesome vs. FailArmy
___________________________________________________ The brillant barrister F. E. Smith once defended a bus driver against claims that his negligence had caused injury to a young man's arm: "Will you please show us how high you can lift your arm now?" Smith asked the plaintiff. The young man obediently raised his arm to shoulder level, his face contorted with apparent pain. "Thank you," said Smith. "And now, please, will you show us how high you could lift it before the accident?" The man's arm shot above his head. ___________________________________________________ When my brother Donnie got home from a five-month deployment of his submarine, he told us one of the ways the sailors kept up their morale was by making wooden cars out of kits and then running derby races. "What do you do for a ramp?" I asked. "Don't need one. We just put the cars on the floor and then tilt the sub." ___________________________________________________ >From Barb I think this has been around before and I have no idea if this really happened or not but I love it! This happened on ONTARIO RADIO LIVE: Jiggs McDonald, NHL Hall of Fame broadcaster speaking in Ontario, says: "I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another mosque being built in Toronto. I think it should be the goal of every Canadian to be tolerant regardless of their religious beliefs. Thus the mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance." "That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque; thereby promoting tolerance from within the mosque. We could call one of the clubs, which would be gay, "The Turban Cowboy," and the other, a topless bar, would be called "You Mecca Me Hot." "Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork, and adjacent to that an open-pit barbecue pork restaurant, called Iraq of Ribs." Across the street, there could be a lingerie store called "Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret," with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods, and on the other side, a liquor store called " Morehammered." "All of this would encourage Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us. Yes we should promote tolerance, and you can do your part by passing this on. And if you are not laughing or smiling at this point, it is midnight at the oasis and time to put your camel to bed. __________________________________________________
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Today, August 18 in
1227 The Mongol conqueror Ghengis Khan died. 

1587 Virginia Dare became the first child to be born on American
soil of English parents. The colony that is now Roanoke Island,
NC, mysteriously vanished. 

1846 Gen. Stephen W. Kearney and his U.S. forces captured Santa
Fe, NM. 

1914 The "Proclamation of Neutrality" was issued by U.S. President
Woodrow Wilson. It was aimed at keeping the U.S. out of World War

1919 The "Anti-Cigarette League of America" was formed in Chicago

1920 Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution. The Amendment guaranteed the right of all American
women to vote. 

1937 The first FM radio construction permit was issued in Boston,
MA. The station went on the air two years later. 

1938 The Thousand Islands Bridge was dedicated by U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The bridge connects the U.S. and Canada. 

1940 Canada and the U.S. established a joint defense plan against
the possible enemy attacks during World War II. 

1958 Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita" was published. 

1963 James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi.
He was the first black man to accomplish this feat. 

1966 The first pictures of earth taken from moon orbit were sent
back to the U.S. 

1981 Herschel Walker of the University of Georgia took out an
insurance policy with Lloyd's of London. The all-American was
insured for one million dollars. 

1982 The volume on the New York Stock Exchange topped the 100-
million level for the first time at 132.69 million shares traded. 

1982 The longest baseball game played at Wrigley Field in Chicago,
IL, went 21 innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the
Cubs 2-1. 

1990 The first shots were fired by the U.S. in the Persian Gulf
Crisis when a U.S. frigate fired rounds across the bow of an Iraqi
oil tanker. 

1991 An unsuccessful coup was attempted in against President
Mikhail S. Gorbachev. The Soviet hard-liners were responsible.
Gorbechev and his family were effectively imprisoned for three
days while vacationing in Crimea. 

1997 Beth Ann Hogan became the first coed in the Virginia Military
Institute's 158-year history. 

1998 Mrs. Field's Original Cookies announced that they would
acquire the Great American Cookie Co. 

2004 Donald Trump unveiled his board game (TRUMP the Game) where
players bid on real estate, buy big ticket items and make billion-
dollar business deals.

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