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Wednesday Show Features

My birthday is this Sunday. I turn 68. I can't stand people who make a big deal about their birthday. So I won't. But...if you are so inclined a card would be nice...and 68 crisp one dollar bills inside would be appropriate. Oh what the heck, make it an even 100 bucks. 

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Rich's Joke Of The Day:
A Police officer approached a motorist stopped in the middle of the road before the river overpass holding up traffic. The officer noticed the driver jotting on a notebook frantically. He asked the driver, what in the world are you doing? The driver replied, "The sign says Draw Bridge".

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Rich's Crazy News Story Of The Day:
Hordes of orange-clad revelers took to the streets of towns and cities across the Netherlands on Monday to celebrate Queen's Day, a public holiday that marks the official birthday of Queen Beatrix. Members of the royal family traveled to the town of Rhenen to join in the fun, with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander making a particular splash. The heir to the throne eagerly participated  in the popular local pastime: the toilet-bowl-tossing contest. 


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The Wacky World of Crime With Officer Hancock's police blotter:
Police in Sweden said a woman was arrested on charges of attacking six people following a brawl at a boys' soccer game. Police said a fight broke out between the two teams after a heavy tackle during the game Sunday in Norrby and the brawl soon spread to include the spectators. That's when the soccer mom was busted.
This is Officer Hancock. Be careful. There are a lot of wackos out there!

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Rich's thought to ponder:
What was the best thing before sliced bread?


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The latest news from the Hancock News Service - odd news fair and balanced!
A New Jersey couple who noticed an unusual number of honeybees in their garden said they found a honeycomb and 30,000 of the insects in their attic crawl space.  Victoria Clayton and Richard White, who live at a former bed and breakfast in Cape May, said they noticed many of the bees from their garden were entering their home through a third-floor laundry vent and they soon found there was a honeycomb in the attic crawl space with 30,000 honeybees tending to it. The couple enlisted the help of  insect rescue group Busy Bees of New Jersey to relocate the insects.