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Not everything you read on the Web is true

Maizie Harris Jesse and Carolyn Tate
Special to the Appeal

Identity theft apparently comes in many forms, as Carolyn found out this week. Someone told her that they had seen a scathing review of a local restaurant online, with her name as the author, and asked her about it. She was appalled, since she hadn’t written it, and contacted the online site immediately. After a couple of e-mails, they removed her name and the “review.” It goes to show how easily it is to defame both a restaurant and the writer, and further shows how important it is for some form of verification by the site. The anonymity of the Internet can be a vengeful thing sometimes.

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Coach Shane Quilling has stepped down as Carson High’s football coach, although he will continue to teach there. Coach Quilling is a fine man and treated his players with respect, so we wish him and his family well, in whatever he wants to do in the future. Thanks, Coach.

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We are sorry to hear that one of our favorite waiters, T. J. Saputra, of the Basil, is leaving to become a sushi chef in Reno at Sushi Pier II at 300 E. Plumb Lane. We will miss his cheery outlook, and know that he will succeed in whatever he does. Best of luck, T. J.

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Connie Lord is keeping the jokes coming with this slightly risqué offering: “A circus owner is looking for a replacement for his last lion tamer. Two candidates, one a gorgeous blonde, the other an old retired Navy chief, show up for the job. The owner tells them, ‘I’m not going to sugar-coat it. This is one ferocious lion and he ate the last trainer, so you better be good at this.’ He gives them each a chair, a whip and a gun, and asked, ‘Who wants to try first?’ The blonde says she’ll go first, and walks into the cage without the chair, whip or gun. The lion starts to growl and pant and begins to charge, when the blonde whips open her coat revealing her gorgeous naked body. The lion stops dead in his tracks, then sheepishly crawls over to her and begins to lick her body. Thus done, he lays down at her feet and begins to purr. The circus owner is amazed and says, ‘I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life.’ He then turns to the chief and asks, ‘Can you top that?’ The tough old chief replies, ‘No problem, just get the lion out of the way.'”

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Congratulations to veterinarian, Dr. Gary Ailes, on receiving an award from the Morris Animal Foundation for the “Thank you for a healthy pet” contest. He was nominated by Genevieve Frederick. It reminded us of a story about Jack Walther, a retired veterinarian in Reno, who also delved into taxidermy. One of his friends got him some business cards that said, “Jack Walther, Veterinarian/Taxidermist … either way you get your dog back.” Gee, Gary … we don’t know if there’s an award for that.

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We read in the newspaper and also had some first-hand reports of people stealing Halloween decorations. Sure spoils the fun for the rest of us who appreciate the time and expense of putting them up. May the thieves choke on their candy.

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For all you in-line hockey fans (and for those of you who’ve never been to a game), Saturday will be a Big Day at the Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. Several colleges and universities, including the University of Nevada, Cal Poly Pomona, USC, to name a few, will be skating in the Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League, hosted by the Sierra Inline Hockey League. For times and schools (particularly UNR), go to http://www.wcrhi.com, and you can go cheer for your favorite team. Go, Pack!

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Speaking of teams, congratulations to the CHS girls cross-country team for taking state, and also congrats to the boys team, which came in second. Great effort, gals and guys.

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Auditions for Proscenium Players, Inc., third show of the season, “When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?” will be Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 and 1 p.m., respectively, at the Brewery Arts Center. A short monologue is required. For further details, call 882-3497. It’s a powerful play, while the current play, a far-out comedy that will make you laugh (NOT for children), “Wonder of the World,” has two more weekends at the BAC (883-1976). Bizarre, but funny.

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We were out at Mallard’s at Empire Ranch for “food,” and noticed that they had received a “100” from the Health Department, with the notation, “No comments were made … etc.” We think the HD should add things like, “Don is cute … Rod looks good in his slacks … Chris would look good as a dalmatian, too (it’s a Halloween thing), etc. Would make the health reports much more interesting, and would probably “86” us from all restaurants for the next six weeks.

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Our deepest sympathy and prayers go to the family of Patrick Ryea, and to all who looked for him and helped out. We are so sorry.

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We are proud to announce that Maizie has been selected by the National Republican Congressional Committee to receive the “NRCC Congressional Order of Merit.” Now, knowing how she feels about the state of affairs with this administration, you may ask, how is this possible? Why, she only has to donate a “bit” of money, and the award is a cinch. Carolyn was quite rude and kept having fits of laughter. Harumph.

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Larry Tanner will be performing and signing copies of his book, “Kettlebelly on the Comstock,” tonight at the Gold Hill Hotel. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. for $15, or the show starts at 7 p.m. for $5. A fun evening. And McAvoy Laine will show up as Mark Twain on Friday night, but you better call first (847-0111), because they may already be sold out for that one. M is celebrating her birthday there (courtesy of Claire and Jim Clift), even if her birthday is in July and Mark is a hundred years plus older than her (don’t say a word).

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Have you noticed how nicely our cemetery in Carson is kept up? Thanks to our local sextons. We appreciate it.

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Now, bah humbug … only 49 days ’til Christmas (but only 16 days ’til Thanksgiving … thanks and yum).

• To reach Maizie Harris Jesse or Carolyn Tate, e-mail carolynandmaizie@yahoo.com.