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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 23, 2002
"Difficulties are challenges that can make us bitter or better . . . the choice is ours." - DI (and others)
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
There is a story about a young man and an old preacher. The young man had lost his job and didn't know which way to turn. So he went to see the old preacher.
Pacing about the preacher's study, the young man ranted about his problem. Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, "I've begged God to say something to help me. Preacher, why doesn't God answer?"
The old preacher, who sat across the room, spoke something in reply, something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young man stepped across the room. "What did you say?" he asked. The preacher repeated himself, but again in a tone as soft as a whisper. So the young man moved closer until he was leaning on the preacher's chair.
"Sorry," he said. "I still didn't hear you." With their heads bent together, the old preacher spoke once more. "God sometimes whispers," he said, "So we will move closer to hear him." This time the young man heard and he understood.
Source: Net 153 Weekly, http://www.net153.com/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Dorr Township, Michigan (AP):
Allegan County emergency dispatchers received a call just before 5 p.m., alerting them to an orange plane that had just fallen from the sky.
"It came across that the caller stated they saw ... the wing fall off," Dorr Assistant Fire Chief Norm Fifelski told The Grand Rapids Press. "That's when I became alarmed."
Someone saw 15-year-old Dan Buck's model airplane go down and thought it was a full-sized, single-engine plane.
Buck and his mother, Barbara Buck, said once rescuers realized the downed plane had a 7-foot wingspan, they "were kind of chuckling."
"They said, ‘Oh, that would be an awfully small pilot,"' Barbara Buck said.
The failed flight was the maiden voyage of Dan's recently completed plane. It fell apart during a series of maneuvers the teenager was attempting, including one he calls a "snap rudder roll," that resembles a barrel roll
Source: WhiteBoard News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
What does Attila the Hun and Winnie the Pooh have in common?
They both have the same middle name.
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
What is the temperature in space?
According to NASA, temperatures in space are pretty extreme and depend on whether the thermometer is in sunlight or in darkness. Near the Earth and the moon, objects in direct sunlight can reach high temperatures of about 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 degrees C). In the shade, objects can cool down to about -250 degrees Fahrenheit (-156 degrees C).
Source: DailyInBox: Trivia, http://your.dailyinbox.com/trivia/