Tuesday, July 18, 2006


A resident of the 2000 block of Skyline Way called police to report seeing a woman jump on top of a parked truck, yell something about “terrorists in the woods,’’ and then use a rock to carve circles in the vehicle’s windows.

Police say the 20-year-old woman appeared to be disoriented, and told them she hadn’t taken her usual medication. Police say that when they asked the woman why she had damaged the truck, she replied, “To let out the sunshine.’’ She did not know the vehicle owner, she said. Charges are pending, police report

Not to steal a theme, but...

Three drunken RV park residents apparently offended by the sight of Christmas lights In July were charged with malicious mischief July 3 after they allegedly cut the power line to an RV sporting the offending lights.

Anacortes Police were called to the RV park by a couple perplexed by the loss of power to their RV. Police say they were searching in the woods near the cut power line when they found three people crouching in the bushes: a 20-year-old Mount Vernon man, a 20-year-old Anacortes man and a 44-year-old Nampa, Idaho, woman. All three were drunk, police said.

The trio reportedly told police they were hiding because they saw the flashlights and didn’t know who was approaching. The two men were cited for being minors in possession/consumption of alcohol.

The trio denied any knowledge of frayed power lines until police on a second search found wire cutters near the bushes where the trio had been hiding. One of the men finally admitted the trio had been partying and were disturbed by the sight of Christmas lights in July, police say.

Police say they pointed out to the woman that it was one thing for drunk 20-year-olds to do stupid things, another for a 44-year-old woman. Her reported response? “I’m young at heart.’’

Thursday, July 06, 2006

One last one

What word in the English language uses all five vowels plus Y in alphabetical order and uses each one only once?

A versatile word

If you're ever going to be stuck on a desert island, you'd better bring this word along. There is a 7 letter word in the English language that, when one letter at a time is removed, will spell progressively shorter words of 6 letters, 5 letters, and so on all the way down to 1 letter. Unlike other words with which this can be done, there is no re-arranging necessary after each letter removal.
What is the word?

Do your research!

Which word in the English language is most commonly spelled incorrectly?

The glass is definitely empty or full

There are six glasses in a row. The first three are full, the last three are empty. By only moving 1 glass, how can you make the empty and full glasses alternate?