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Linna Jones
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   Pan Xiting married his bride Chen Adi in China. Xiting happens to be 106 years old and Adi, 81. Adi cared for Xiting for 8 years, and with only a small bump in the road, the couple got married this year. The couple placed amongst the three oldest ever to be married.

Good News 

   Karen and Mark Kline, married in 1980, will celebrate their 27th anniversary. When the couple married, they lacked the money to pay for their wedding pictures. Jim Wagner, the photographer who took pictures of the wedding, found the photographs after going through a few of his old things. Wagner showed up the to the diner where Kline worked with the pictures. Kline happily signed a check for a $150.

Bad Days Happen 

   Bad days happen, just ask Jeffery Mumani. Mumani started his bad day on a Monday night at a CVS store. Mumani tried to enter the store through an air shaft after store hours and got stuck. He began calling for help Tuesday around 8 a.m. The fire department worked an hour and a half to free Mumani. He only suffered minor cuts and bruises and was in stable condition when they freed him. Surely, there are easier ways to say “arrest me,” or does he like to hear “You have a right to remain silent?”  

Did You Just Grope Me? 

   According to the Associated Press, a new cell phone application helps Japanese women prevent groping on busy, packed commuter trains. "Anti-Groping Appli" by games developer Takahashi, released in late 2005, allows women to scare way wandering hands with little confrontation. The application flashes warnings emphasized in bold print like "Excuse me, did you just grope me?" "Groping is a crime," and finally, "Shall we head to the police?" 

Not Money, Pumpkins 

   The Phillips family found a 10 pound pumpkin hanging in a nearby tree in their yard. Five-year-old Joseph Phillips threw some pumpkin seeds into a wooded area of the yard, after being told he couldn’t plant the seeds in the family garden. The family spotted the pumpkin hanging 4 feet off the ground. Too bad, it doesn’t work that way with money. 

Fatten Up 

   Miss England Georgia Horsley received an unexpected request to gain weight for the Miss World Competition to be held in China Dec. 1. Apparently pageant organizers want curvy, voluptuous women rather than stick-thin women to compete.  

This Week in the $5 Bin

   “My Girl”(1991) directed by Howard Kieff and produce by Columbia Pictures. The movie portrays an 11-year-old girl, who is raised by her widowed father. Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) obsesses over death, and in a hypochondriac fashion, finds health problems to get her father’s attention (Dan Aykroyd). She learns to love her family with the help of her best friend Thomas J. (Macaulay Culkin). Anyone interested in this film or looking for another can look in Wal-Mart's $5 bin.

This Weeks Read: 

   “Animal Farm” by George Orwell. Orwell tells the story of the emergence and development of the Soviet Communism in the form of an animal fable. Many of the animals represent key players in history such as Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky, a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. In the novella, the animals overthrow the human oppressor Mr. Jones. The animals run the farm democratically, but soon the pigs take control of the farm and consolidate the power amongst them. The pigs then establish themselves as the ruling class in the new society.


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