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  • An American Hero!! 4/7/10

    Posted by Bear
     My buddy Rick Hunsucker is walking across America to raise money for disabled veterans. He is now in Arizona. Check this neat guy out at www.vetwalking.org.
    It's a great story. You can donate too.
     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • What a Game! 4/5/10

    Posted by Bear

     

    Congratulations to Duke...beating Butler 61-59 last night to win the NCAA

    Tournement. Butler had one last chance to win the game, but the half-court shot bounced off the rim. It almost went in...that would of been interesting.

     

  • Big Bunny! 4/5/10

    Posted by Bear
    Big deal: Darius gets a hug from Georgia Hadley

     

    This is Darius the big bunny. He is 40" tall and weighs 42 lbs! What's interesting here is that he will continue to grow. His owner says Darius is the happiest bunny he has ever raised.

  • This is Wrong!!! 4/2/10

    Posted by Bear

    Maybe you heard about this last week. It really made me mad!!

     

    An appeals court ruled a Pennsylvania man must pay court costs in his lawsuit against church protesters who picketed the funeral of his son who died in Iraq.

    Attorneys for Al Snyder said the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered him to pay more than $16,000 in court costs for the Westboro Baptist Church, the Topeka, Kan., church that maintains combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan are divine retribution for America's tolerance of homosexuality, WGAL-TV, Lancaster, Pa., reported Tuesday.

    The funeral of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, 20, who died in March 2006 in Iraq, was one of many funerals picketed by the followers of church founder Fred Phelps. Church members have promoted an anti-homosexual agenda with provocative demonstrations outside funerals of service personnel killed in combat, chanting and carrying signs with messages such as "Thank God For Dead Soldiers."

    The elder Snyder sued the protesters and was awarded $5 million in damages for invasion of privacy and emotional distress, the York (Pa.) Daily Record said. But the appeals court in September overturned the decision on First Amendment free-speech arguments.

    Earlier in March, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.

  • Who will slow down? 3/31/10

    Posted by Bear

     
    The Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices, issued a report in 2005 stating that police in 42 states routinely let drivers exceed speed limits.
    By Dan Koeck, for USA TODAY
    The Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices, issued a report in 2005 stating that police in 42 states routinely let drivers exceed speed limits.
    The recession may be claiming a new victim: the 5-10-mph "cushion" police and state troopers across the USA have routinely given motorists exceeding the speed limit.

    As cities and states scramble to fill budget gaps with revenue from traffic citations, "not only are the (speeding) tolerances much lower, but the frequency of a warning instead of a ticket is way down," says James Baxter, president of the National Motorists Association, a Wisconsin-based drivers' rights group that helps its members fight speeding tickets.

    "Most people, if they're stopped now, are getting a ticket even if it's only a minor violation of a few miles per hour," Baxter says. He cites anecdotal evidence of drivers being pulled over at slower speeds.

    Tim Davenport, 42, of Kansas City, Mo., was recently stopped on 15th Street in Blue Springs, Mo., and ticketed for going 40 mph in a 35-mph zone — although the police officer initially ticketed him for 40 in a 25, he says. "I drove down that road again, and the posted limit was 35," he says. "I figured the judge wouldn't accept that, since I was over the speed limit, and would still charge me with it. So I went ahead and paid" the $60 ticket.

    Ivan Sever, 60, of Boston was stopped on the Massachusetts Turnpike for doing 55 in a 45-mph speed zone. "I had just passed into the section where the speed limit is 45," says Sever, who teaches recording techniques at Berklee College of Music in Boston. "I saw the (trooper) and slowed down. I passed him carefully. He pulled me over, said I was doing 55."

  • I watch "Dancing" and like it 3/30/10

    Posted by Bear
    If you had told me two years ago that I would be a Dancing With The Stars" junkie..
    I wouyld of said "WHAT?"
    I could not wait for this season to start. As with any show, some seasons are better than others. Last season was not the best for "Dancing" but I think this season is going to be great. I always thought Tom Bergeron was a good host, but with the addition of Brooke Burke....it's even better. I love Len too...the British accent. I also
    think the person that designs the women's costumes is underpaid!!!!
    I actually think I like "Dancing" better than "Idol."
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  • I love high school sports! 3/18/10

    Posted by Bear

    N.E.W. Lutheran coach Mark Meerstein knows his team will have its hands full with a much taller Randolph team in Saturday's WIAA Division 4 state championship game. Still, he says, "I think we can match up with them."  

    N.E.W. Lutheran coach Mark Meerstein knows his team will have its hands full with a much taller Randolph team in Saturday's WIAA Division 4 state championship game. Still, he says, "I think we can match up with them."

    Congratululations N.E.W. Lutheran on their 64-63 Div 4 win over Clayton today. I love very small schools that have a good sports program. It sure has Green Bays East Side buzzing!

  • Newest Eating Trend? 3/18/10

    Posted by Bear

    Live octopus?

    The latest new thing to eat in New York is Live Octopus. They serve it live...slithering

    on your plate!!!!  Not for me!!!

     

    BEAR

  • I am not suprized 3/16/10

    Posted by Bear
    Tiger Woods received the green jacket from Nick Faldo after Woods won the Masters tournament in 1997.

     

    I knew Tiger Woods was coming back togolf after a rather...ah..large batch of press in recent months, and today we learned that he would most likely golf the Masters. I think it's great because it was not Tiger the golfer who got into trouble, it was tiger the husband.

    Golf needs Tiger and he needs golf. He is, in my opinion, the best golfer ever and I think he should be on the golf course. Do you agree..please comment. 

  • It's Time for March Madness 3/15/10

    Posted by Bear

    The NCAA Men's Basketball Tounement starts later this week. Both the Badgers and Marquette teams are in. I follow the tournement. I read where it's good for office moral to do the brackets and picks thing. I also saw where the tournement will cost American business $1.8 billion in lost production..in other words workers either calling in sick to watch games or staying up really late to catch games and not performing at their best the next day.

    I love the tournement and I hope the Badgers and Golden Eagles do well, but I think I have to agree with ESPN's Dick Vitale.....Kentucky will cut down the nets in the final.

     

     

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  • Baseball is almost here! 3/12/10

    Posted by Bear

    Baseball Spring Training is in high gear. Ther Brewers will have somewhat of a different look this year with the departure of JJ Hardy to the Twins, they'll have a new shortstop and with Mike Cameron going to the Yankees, a new centerfielder in Carlos Gomez who I like a lot. Home opener is April 5. I am going.

    Brewers centerfielder Carlos Gomez tries to beat out a bunt in a game against Oakland Thursday.

     

     

  • Another UFO sighting..oh no! 3/9/10

    Posted by Bear

    An EMT and medical student from Lake Erie, Ohio says he's got proof that UFO's exist... he has the proof on camera and video, and some people think it looks pretty amazing.

    He's got about a half dozen pictures of something very unusual flying in the sky.

    He also has video of a bright object, sometimes switching colors and moving fast and crazy up in the sky. He says they keep coming back... they've showed up for 5 nights in a row.

    U.S. and Canadian officials have not gotten any other reports of sightings.