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A nail biter, cast a vote for employee and base closings

by Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse

A “reader” wrote to us and told us he expected the Wendy’s trial would be a real “nail-biter.” To think the Michael Jackson trial isn’t enough for the tabloids … we have this to look forward to. Apparently, the thing that blew her case open was that she didn’t “cook” the finger before dropping it in the chili … and what would you like for dinner tonight?

The headline read “Bush defends base closings … He says money being wasted and should be spent on war.” What happened to veteran’s benefits, social security, the deficit, education, medicare, etc.? He would do better quoting Yogi Berra … “It ain’t over, ’til it’s over.” More’s the pity …

“Employee of the Year” award … Brian Whalen informed us of a United employee who was manning the desk in the Denver airport during a very foul weather episode. People were lined up all over the place trying to get rebooked on new flights, and tempers were high. One “gentleman” was particularly nasty, got out of line, marched up to the front where the young lady was trying to rearrange schedules and demanded, “Don’t you know who I am?” Without missing a beat, she picked up her microphone and asked into it … “If anyone knows the man standing in the United line, would you please come up and identify him? He doesn’t know who he is.” Furious, the man yelled, “F— you.” Again, without missing a beat, she replied, “Sorry sir, you’ll have to stand in line for that, too.” A couple of the passengers standing in line nominated her for United employee of the year. We don’t know if she won, but she has our vote …

One of the “old neighborhood kids” has “made good” … Kyle Schellin, son of Donna and Mike Schellin, has been named the new basketball coach of Reno High School. We wish him great success, but only when he doesn’t play Carson …

In other news this week … the FDA says taking Viagra, Cialis or Levitra may make men go blind (although the chances are very small). Seems to us, church’s have been warning guys about something like that for years … tch, tch …

The Legislature is deciding this week whether to put seat belts in school busses … while it sounds like a good idea, particularly in roll-over accidents, we wonder who will be there to enforce the kids putting and keeping them on? Some folks have a hard time with their own children, much less 63 at a time …

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Auditions for Proscenium Players, “The Foreigner,” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the ballroom of the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.. Perusal scripts are available for a $10 refundable deposit at the BAC. It is to be a “reunion” play, with five of the original cast members reprising the roles they did 16 years ago. Tryouts will be for the two additional cast members, Charlie and Owen, both in the 30’s-50’s range. For information, call 883-1976.

PPI is also putting on a benefit fund-raiser for the Brewery Arts Center in the form of the comedy, “Butterflies Are Free,” at 8 p.m. June 10, 11, 17 and 18, with matinees at 2 p.m. June 12 and 19. Prices are $12 and $10 … for reservations and information, call 883-1976. There will be an opening night reception … it is directed by Jeff Whitt and produced by Pat Josten, and will warm the cockles of your heart …

Dick Campbell tells us that he saw Eloise Koenig and Jonni Moon in a local bar the other day … they were ordering glasses of whiskey with “just two drops of water” in each glass. Finally, the bartender could stand it no longer and asked them, “Ladies, why only two drops of water in each glass?” “Why, sir,” they replied,” we can hold our whiskey, but we can’t hold our water.” We always knew you could “Depend” on those girls …

If you want to see some beautiful roses … drive along South Curry Street in back of the railroad museum and gaze at the yellow and orange bushes that are blooming there … now, if the “defunct” duck ponds were filled, it would be a lovely place to stop … (yeah, we’re going to keep harping on those until someone figures out a way to make them return … inquiring ducks want to know … )

We liked Steve Zuelke’s Letter to the Editor this week about putting hot water heaters closer to where you use them … he and his friend are absolutely right when they say you have to let the water run for a minute or two before the water gets hot … it is a big waste of water, and could probably be solved by their suggestion … let’s hope some innovative builder’s in the community are listening …

On TV this week, a farmer in the Midwest was saying he fed his fermented silage to his livestock … making them much more mellow and their meat more tender. It reminded Terry Ward of his grandfather running a moonshine still in Ohio in the ’20’s … he would feed the mash to his pigs who would eat and eat, sit down, oink and squeal, and fall over in a heap … Pork Heaven!

And while we’re on the subject of animals … apparently, goats “love” tall white top, the weed that is invading our hills and valleys … seems to us, anyone with a small herd could rent out, make some extra dough, and provide a service at the same time. Any takers?

Margaret Hardeman, recently of Carson City, and currently on vacation with the Cozumel Kid and others, sent us this story about two elderly ladies (probably the two of us) who had been friends for many decades, and, over the years had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. One day they were playing cards and one said to the other, “Now, don’t get mad at me, I know we’ve been friends for a long time, but I just can’t remember your name.” For about three minutes, her friend just sat, stared and glared at her. Finally, she said, “How soon do you need to know?” (This is closer than we think … )

We’ll tell you about Carolyn’s trip next week …

n Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. Write to them at editor@nevadaappeal.com.

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