Monday, September 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
How do pirates find the time to write? Simple! They use the Corsair ERRRRRRgonomic Keyboaarrrd. From Dreadpirateroberts
For those of you with a more sophisticated bent McSweeney's has a sampling of the best from Kevin Shay.
Q: Of which concept shared by Jungian psychology and Northrop Frye's literary theory are pirates especially fond?
Q: Of all of Richard Harris's many achievements in the performing arts, which is a pirate's favorite?
A: "MacARRRthur PARRRk."
Q: Of the ghosts that appear to Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," which do pirates prefer?
A: Jacob MARRRley.
Go read the rest and then go check out the pirate links at talklikepirate including the original Dave Barry column.
Q: Can we replace that last one with something about Bob Marley, so we can have an additional gag about RastafARRRianism?
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Do you suppose he's spending his time in jail looking for the real thieves? Or is he writing a book titled, "If I Did This, Too."
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
From the Evansville City site:
All flood information is being consolidated on a single page. CLICK HERE. A link will be added under the What's Happening column on the city's homepage.
Rock County is being declared eligible for federal disaster assistance.
Since the greatest damage in the county was in the Evansville area, FEMA will be establishing temporary offices in Evansville From Thursday, September 13, to Saturday September 15.
They will be located in the Dean Center at 11 West Church Street. FEMA will assist area residents with the application materials, answer questions, and investigate damage. Residents should bring damage and repair estimates with them.
Residents who suffered damages may also register with FEMA online at www.fema.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 or for TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech-impaired. The toll-free numbers are available from 8 am to 6 pm seven days a week.
Disaster assistance for eligible individuals may include:
1) Grants to help pay for temporary housing and home repairs to make a home habitable.
2) Grants for serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.
3) Low-interest disaster loans from the US Small Business Administration for homeowners, renters, and business owners to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Disaster Recovery Centers set visits
State and federal officials announced that new Disaster Recovery Centers will open to serve counties that were added to the Aug. 26 disaster declaration.Rock and eight other counties were added to the disaster zone Thursday.The recovery centers, or DRCs, are intended to help those who suffered loss from the severe storms and flooding that occurred Aug. 18-31, according officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Wisconsin Emergency Management.
Mobile DRCs are planned for the counties of Iowa, Jefferson, Rock and Grant, according to a news release issued late Friday.No opening dates or locations of those DRCs have yet been announced.
All DRCs open at noon until 7 p.m. on their first day and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice. DRCs opening next week include:
* Dane County DRC, Robertson Road Facility, 4318 Robertson Road, Madison, opening at noon Tuesday.
* Kenosha County DRC, Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Intersection of Highways 45 and 50, Bristol, opening at noon Tuesday.
* Racine County DRC, Western Racine County Service Center, 209 N. Main St., Burlington, opening noon Tuesday.
* Columbia County Mobile DRC, pavilion in Columbus Firemen's Park, Highway 73, 1049 Park Ave., Columbus, opening noon Monday and closing 7 p.m. Tuesday.
* Green County Mobile DRC, Pleasant View Complex, Highway 81, Monroe, opening noon Monday, closing 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Those affected by the flooding are urged to register their damage online anytime at www.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For those with special speech or hearing needs, the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585.
http://gazetteextra.com/fema0908.aspFEMA's temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must complete and return them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers real estate, business losses, personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Federal Emergency Management
Rock County is being declared eligible for federal disaster assistance. Since the greatest damage in the county was in the Evansville area, FEMA may be establishing temporary offices in Evansville to receive and assist Rock County residents with assistance applications.
Residents who suffered damages should register with FEMA online at www.fema.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 or for TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech-impaired. The toll-free numbers are available from 8 am to 6 pm seven days a week.
Disaster assistance for eligible individuals may include:
*Grants to help pay for temporary housing and home repairs to make a home habitable.
*Grants for serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.
*Low-interest disaster loans from the US Small Business Administration for homeowners, renters, and business owners to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
Full FEMA Press Release Available Here
From The Observer
In a press release today [Friday], FEMA has notified Evansville that Rock County has been added as a county approved for disaster assistance by FEMA----they will be bringing a trailer to Evansville next week and will be assisting residents......Details will be forthcoming so stay up to date with the City of Evansville web site for further details. ...
..."Please spread the word about this good news for residents affected here in Evansville. In speaking to Mayor Decker she indicated that the exact time and day of the trailer arriving here in Evansville next week is unknown----- so stay tuned to the City Web site for details.