THURSDAY'S HUM ( 6-01-06 )
WOMAN HIT BY LIGHTNING WHILE PRAYING
We all see 'em. Headlines that just make you stop and giggle; or make you tear up. This one stopped us dead in our tracks, and although we are bent on keeping this site local, you gotta read this.
YOU CAN DO IT, CHRIS
Incessant street grumbling about meteorologist Chris Bouchard's halting delivery on VPR news reports. Actually, Bouchard is growing stronger at the microphone, and he obviously knows his turf. Initially Bouchard sounded as shaky as a vodka drinker on a Monday morning, but has recently seemed to grab ownership of his route, to put it in salesman's terms. It took a while for Maleski to settle in, but now he's a calming influence and a wise sage on his segments. Besides, we can't all be Mark Breen.
GOT A MINUTE?
That's what legislators asked each other this morning as they were set to adjourn for the season. They decided they didn't have the votes to overturn a couple of vetoes, so they made a quick and prudent decision to adjourn, saving us money and closing the book, so to speak. Good job, guys and gals.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE
Got to the Essex Junction Five Corners Light this morning and was ready to curl up with Ted Kennedy's new book when - SHAZAM! - the light turned green! I was so shocked I keeled over and the much heralded Essex Rescue Squad had to come over and revive me. C'mon - if you got to the Five Corners and the light changed quickly, you'd pass out, too!