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What would Mayor Dave Beiter Weigh?

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There’s a town in the UK that weighs their mayor before and after their term!

The town is called High Wycombe and the “weighing of the Mayor,” has become a tradition. The ceremony began in 1678 and has continued on to this day. The reason for this? Citizens were angry because they believed public officials were stealing money they didn’t deserve and getting fat off of it.

Thus, they decided to publicly weigh the mayor at the end of their term to ensure they weren’t stealing any money form hard working citizens. Even today, once the mayor is weighed the Town Crier will announce “And no more!” if the Mayor has not gained weight or “And some more!” if they have, at which point the public boos their mayor.

DAILY PAGE    Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stream of conscience

The flap over pink slime continues.  Governor's from the states that rely on the beef industry take a tour to bring attention to  meat plants.  Apparently pink slime is not much different than bullion.  It utilizes everything that's leftover.  Reminds me of making pemican in 2nd grade with Mrs. Dempsey.  Seems like we took a bunch of everything from the kitchen counter ground it up and dried it.  The early version of jerkey.        Margo

EVENTS

 Treasure Valley Man Show Expo 3/31/12 - 4/1/12 – Expo Idaho

 John Nemeth Featuring Elvin BishopFriday – Egyptian;

 $Money$

 

MEGA-Millions – $500 million

 POWERBALL      $ 60 Million

Hot Lotto  $1.2 Million

Dow Jones Industrial Average

13,126.21 -71.52

 

AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Treasure Valley Average Prices

 

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$3.780

$3.896

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$4.367

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$3.772

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$3.379

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$3.493

$3.609

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ENTERTAINMENT

 

 Tops at the Box office

1.       The Hunger Games

2.       21 Jump Street

3.       Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

4.       John Carter

5.       Act of Valor

Opening this week

Wrath of the Titans

Mirror Mirror

 

i-Tunes music chart

1.              Glad You Came The Wanted

2.       What Makes You Beautiful
One Direction

3.       Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen

4.       Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Kelly Clarkson

5.       Drive By Train

 

READER BOARD

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

1.                      FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James

2.                      FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James

3.                      FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James

 HARDCOVER NONFICTION -AMERICAN SNIPER, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice  Hardcover Advice & Misc.  THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: FOOD FROM MY FRONTIER, by Ree Drummond

ON TV    We've seen John Goodman in a number of dramatic rules in recent years. But tonight he returns to comedy. Goodman guest-stars on ``Community'' as the dean of an air conditioning repair school. More on the TV Tonight link.     

 

CONCERTS:   John Nemeth Featuring Elvin BishopMarch 30 – Egyptian; Jerry Seinfeld-  May 17 7p -Morrison Center For The Performing Arts ; Rodney Carrington , May 10 7p;Taco Bell Arena; Xanadu thru April 14  Knock 'em Dead Dinner Theatre;   Melissa Etheridge  June 14 7:30p at Eagle River Pavilion,

 

 

Environment

Treasure Valley Air Quality Condition

GOOD-AQI= 25

SUNRISE 7:31 SUNSET 8:09

Yesterday’s Hi 58      Today’s 56

Bogus snow : 56 base 80 top

 

 

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