Friday, September 28, 2012

Second man charged in player death

ESPN – ‎15 hours ago‎

MCPHERSON, Kan. — A second former McPherson College football player is charged in the beating death of a football player from nearby Tabor College during an off-campus party in central Kansas, prosecutors confirmed Thursday.

This drew big headlines when the story first broke. The authorities kept a lid on information, however. Sometimes we simply do not know our own physical power.

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My jury duty.

Um, well. On Monday I received notification the case was being pled – maybe. Wednesday I received notification to call the jury hotline on Thursday evening.

I called Friday morning.

That call notified me the case had been pled and I was to watch the mails for further instructions.

I wait the mail.

It isn’t that I seriously object to the way the system works, mostly because I cannot think of a different way to make it work, but I am amazed at the cost of just the notifications.

If one takes 10 percent of the population (say roughly 290 people) then that’s times 0.46 cents per letter times four letters so far; not counting the same number making at least two abortive long distance phone calls.

I do not think the ten bucks a day for a juror is needful either, to say little of the ”expenses” the juror is authorized if the case had gone to term.

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Lets see! Yes. Well, concerning the newspaper crossword. Ten Across: Say l!@#$$ . A four letter word.

My comment: Now one must be able to do What? to work crosswords? That’s without speaking the crossword language, of course.

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A muse from an Obituary:

“He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 10 brothers and two sisters.”

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I went plinking late yesterday. Burned up several tens of .22 ammunition putting holes in paper plates.

It had rained earlier and the day before. The top of the earthwork dam was muddy, slippery, and the entire project of target shooting ill advised, because I was muddy, slippery and stupid (er) when I finished.

I must have had suppressed tensions, however, because seeing large holes (as in tight groups) was satisfying.

It’s a shame the groupings can’t do laundry.

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PS II 04f98fbb-8060-49b2-83ca-807a00bb8b9a groundspeakdotcom

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Having some experience under the heading: Leadership, I found the introduction to the following AD intriguing.

Help Wanted: FOREMAN to lead utility field crews. Outdoor physical work, many positions, paid training. $17/per hour. . .

there was more to the AD, of course. I was mostly intrigued with the image of a non-experienced foreman in the field with a crew of workers.

How would that work?

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From the reaches,

Ten Mile

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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