FRIDAY'S HUM ( 9-22-06 )
QUEBEC PREMIER CHAREST STUCK AT FIVE CORNERS?
Maybe. He was in Essex Junction taking a tour of IBM with Gov. Douglas. They also stopped at ADL Middle School where Charest chatted in french with the french students and briefly mentioned his distaste for a initiative reqiring passports to cross the border into Canada (or U.S.). Catch the whole story on the new and improved Essex Reporter website.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE
Thanks to the National Street Rod Association Jamboree or whatever the stupid thing is called, traffic at the Essex Junction Five Corners Light was backed up all the way to Rutland. Ok - we're exaggerating. Maybe it was Brandon.
Anyway, the wait for the light was so long we were able to put the car on blocks, repair and grease a pesky ball joint, flush the transmission and rotate the tires.
When the light finally changed, we were so crazed we challenged a hot rod to a drag race on the Route 15 Speedway, where we promptly kicked its out-of state ass back to Maryland or wherever all those PT Cruiser wannabees come from. Don't mess with a '96 minivan in overdrive!
Editors note: We really shouldn't be so hard on the hot rodders. Like the BMWers, they bring tons of cash into the area and are generally well-behaved.