Carson provingits compassion and love again

Here is a follow-up about Danielle Conway: she got out of the hospital, but is back in and not feeling or doing too well at the moment. Her insurance ran out on Jan. 1, so an account has been set up with the Greater Nevada Credit Union, 911 E. Second St., Carson City, NV 89701 (886-1483). The account for Danielle, to help with her expenses and her family, is No. 868378. Believe us, any assistance would be very much appreciated. Several wonderful people have come to the aid of her mother, Norma, with donations of "catastrophic leave" in the last two weeks, and for that they are very grateful. As in any family illness, this has taken a toll, both physically and emotionally. Again, the people of Carson City have shown their compassion and love. Thank you so much.


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Now, to get to the nitty-gritty things: Joanne Kennedy thinks some of the ladies' restrooms in town have seen better days, so asks the local business people to go to their own ladies' restrooms and see if they pass muster. If not, do something about it! This is, undoubtedly, a "better pot to pee in" campaign. We will join Joanne, our TP Goddess, in her crusade.


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Now, if that didn't wake you up, this one off the Internet should: "Intel announced today that it has developed computer chips that can store and play music inside women's breasts. This is considered to be a major technological breakthrough, because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them."


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The Emblem Club No. 507 put on "The Mafia Murders" Saturday night, along with a delightful lasagne dinner, and many people of spurious reputations (and accents) purportedly came from the ranks of the eastern Mafia. Only Rita "The Rose" Scallopini (Donna Peacocke) lived through it all (is there some connection that she was the director, too? Sounds suspicious to us) and was heartily hugged by a member of the audience, whom we think was part of the rival McCormack gang. Only the "Virgin" (Carol Park) knows for sure. Lots of fun, and they'll be doing it again (or something similar) next year. All the proceeds went to the nursing program at WNCC.


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As usual, we are suffering from CRS syndrome (can't remember s***): John Ascuaga, Judy Lowther, Carl Dahlen, Aaron Brown and Kapono Fuller had birthdays; and C. J. Meznavich graduated from lineman school in Arizona. Congratulations to all.


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The above-mentioned Aaron also pulled the biggest cutthroat trout from Pyramid Lake in December (12 pounds, 4 ounces) making his birthday especially sweet. Another story with weight in it (and it's NOT a fish story), is a 6 pound, 12 ounce cutie named Dylan Clinger, who was greeted on 1-2-07 by his parents, Dan and Jobeth. He'll probably be as big as the fish in a few weeks. Everyone's proud.


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Charlie Abowd and Jerry Massad, the "foodie" cousins (of Adele's and the Crackerbox, respectively), are on vacation this week, so their restaurants are closed down. We hope they're having fun, and feeling sorry for all the folks who are having to make-do with the other fine restaurants in town (and there are many). Weep, weep, weep.


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Want to ponder a few facts from the campaign to the first week of the year? Gov. Jim Gibbons - drinking in a bar with Sig Rogich, covering over the "midnight run of swearing in" - is a Mormon? What part don't we understand? The last one, of course. Joseph Smith must be rolling over in his grave.


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With us still in Iraq, Ron Saunders sends the following: "Many girls like to marry military men. They can cook, sew, make beds, are in good health, and are already used to taking orders." Great advice, Ron.


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BAC Stage Kids will be performing "Bugsy Malone, Jr." starting Jan. 19. Call 883-1976 for details. Christopher James is directing, and you will get to see many great future stars on stage at the Brewery. Also, the now-grown-up Andie Anderson, a veteran of BAC Stage Kids, is taking over the program. Congratulations to you, Andie. (The question begs to be asked, "Is Carson City being taken over by the Mob? First the Emblem Club, now the BAC Stage Kids ... mercy ... and does Sheriff Furlong know?)


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CNN had a good panel Sunday morning. The question was why an admiral was taking over the war in Iraq? Some likened it to a football coach taking over a basketball team, or a writer becoming a surgeon. The best theory was that the Army generals were so dispirited over the war that they turned "you know who" down.


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Now from Jim Lien ... these are stories that appeared in actual high school essays: "The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work." "He fell for her like his heart was a Mob informant, and she was the East River." "He was as tall as a 6-foot, 3-inch tree." And, "She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli, and he was room-temperature Canadian beef." Hey ... makes sense to us. But then you knew that.




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

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