May 12, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

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Fishing Alberta With Paul C

The past 10 days have been a lot of fun fishing for spring rainbows up at Dolberg Lake located just NW of Barrhead, Alberta.

Last Sunday I decided to do a scouting trip to the lake to check conditions. The reason for the trip was to prepare for a professional video shoot on how to catch rainbows using my technique.  

I arrived on site a little late and decided to fish to find out if the big ones were on the move. I fished for a good hour and a half and it was very slow. Even Dave the pro-hunter noticed it was slow, but suggested we go for a walk and try another location just 200 feet from the main boat launch. His sound advice paid off big for me.

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I caught two male trout and one female. All of them over the five pound mark. I suspended my favorite hook below the custom strike indicator and was only thirty feet or so from shore in front of the weed beds. We had found the spawning area for the trout. Rainbows will mimic the spawning behavior but the eggs need running water to hatch.

I released the two males but the female I had to keep because it would not survive. Dave the pro-hunter even had to rescue my fish stringer with fish because I accidentally slipped the rope off the branch. He went for a short walk in very cold water. Here is a photo of him ringing the water out from his shoes.  We had a good chuckle over this.
 
The video shoot was scheduled for May 9 to 12 and it turned out I caught  two more males that were recorded on HD video. I hired a company called Vintage Reprise Photography. Check out there cool web site. This video is themed, 'how to catch rainbows from shore' and 'how to set up the fishing gear'. Once the editing is complete I will post it here on St. Albert's Place Here are a few photos from the trip.
 
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Fort Saskatchewan has a new trout pond which was stocked last year and this spring the trout are around two lbs. Here is a photo of Dave the pro hunter holding one. The recreation center is just completing renovations and will have the grand opening June 9 to 12. The pond is located at the boat launch in town next to the North Saskatchewan River.

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Remember trout ponds are open all year round. Most other lakes open up May 15, but check the fishing regulations for the area you are going fishing.

If you have any questions
please feel free to contact me.

Paul C.

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The Japan Files - History And Flora

Our mystery traveller is enjoying the sights of Japan and the spring flowers there. The old family home (bottom) is open to the public for self conducted tours and has suffered no vandalism.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Michael Rafferty found guilty of Tori Stafford murder - CBC

British WWII fighter found in Egyptian desert - CNN

Windshield camera helps trucker nab reckless drivers - CTV

St. Albert mayor leery about proposed Skrillex show - Edmonton Journal

Province warns of fire threat - Edmonton Sun
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Feel better about that car of yours that needs cleaning now? . . .

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That Was

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Early Rollerbladers - 1923

A look back proves man was moving on wheels long ago.


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Mothers-In Law

Mothers-In Law
A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was severely burned.  The doctor told the husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. 

So, the husband offered to donate some of his own skin.  However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his butt. 

The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and requested that the doctor also honor their secret.  After all, this was a very delicate matter.

After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new beauty.  She looked more beautiful than she ever had before!  All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty!

One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at his sacrifice.  She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me.  There is no way I could ever repay you."

"My darling," he replied, "I get all the thanks I need every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek."


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Nympho kept victim captive for 36-hour sex session.

* Kidney donor wants kidney back from boss who fired her.

* RFK assassination witness says there was second shooter.

* Man sues BMW for persistent erection.

* Thieves make off with 10-ton bridge.


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Abraham Lincoln Didn't Invent Facebook

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(CNN) -- To paraphrase "The Social Network," if Abraham Lincoln had invented Facebook, he would have invented Facebook.

But in a tall tale that would have made the Great Emancipator proud, a blog post saying that he did just that was making the rounds Wednesday. And some online media outlets were quick to take the bait.

Blogger Nate St. Pierre, a consultant who works with blogs and other Web businesses to help grow their sites, posted a fantastic yarn Tuesday about stumbling upon a tombstone in Wisconsin that ultimately led him to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

Details here.
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May 11, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

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Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

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The Japan Files - Travelling To Tokyo

As promised, our mystery traveller has arrived in Japan and here is a shot of the countryside from the air approaching Tokyo and a Hybrid bus in that city.
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Hotel rooms are very different from the type we are used to in this country as show in the photos below of the room and bath.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

What jurors at the Tori Stafford trial did not hear - CBC

Own an iPod? Then you're suing Apple - CNN

NDP widen support across the country: new poll - CTV

Canadian Wheat Board to cut 75% of staff - Edmonton Journal

Cherry stands by his pal MacLean - Edmonton Sun
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Poignant street art . . .

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A Turtle

With A Need

For Speed




Just For Laughs Tears It Up

Here's one to put a smile on your face from the gang at Just For Laughs.


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The Golf Partner

The Golf Partner
Beverly is 90 years old and she's played golf every day since her retirement 25 years ago. One day she arrives home looking sad. "That's it," she tells her husband, Gus, "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has become so bad that once I hit the ball I can't see where it went."

Her husband makes her a cup of tea, and says, "Why don't you take me with you and give it one more try."

"That's no good," sighs Beverly, "you're a hundred and three. You can't help."

"I may be a hundred and three", says Gus, "but my eyesight is perfect."

So the next day Beverly heads off to the golf course with her Gus. She tees up, takes a mighty swing and squints down the fairway. She turns to the husband and says, "Did you see the ball?"

"Of course I did!" replied Gus, "I have perfect eyesight".

"Well where did it go?" says Beverly .

"I don't remember!", said Gus.


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Swan photo taken down after 'beastiality' fears.

* A brief history of international symbols.

* Arrow through head hasn't stopped footloose goose.

* New Yorkers bring fish farms to urban jungle.

* Charlie Sheen threatens to sue topless club.


Car Brochures Of Yesterday: 1951 Henry J

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Female Breasts Are Bigger Than Ever

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Florence Williams gets right to the bosom of her new book in its first line, reeling off names for the most beloved part of the female anatomy: "Funbags. Boobsters. Chumawumbas. Dingle bobbers. Dairy pillows. Jellybonkers. Nim nums."

So begins William's humorous, but deadly serious treatise, "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History."

"We love breasts, yet we can't quite take them seriously," she writes. "We name them affectionately, but with a hint of insult. Breasts embarrass us. They're unpredictable. They're goofy. They can turn both babies and grown men into lunkheads."

More humour here.
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May 10, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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The Japan Files - Near Mount Fuji

As promised, our mystery traveller has arrived in Japan and here are some shots of the surroundings near the base of Mount Fuji, where the traveller is staying. It looks so peaceful, doesn't it?
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Fate of Canadian satellite project unclear - CBC

Wreckage found from missing Russian plane - CNN

Dozens arrested in Quebec payment card fraud - CTV

Spring seeding off to good start in Alberta - Edmonton Journal

Former staffer charged with $500K theft - Edmonton Sun
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Do churches even read the signs they display? . . .

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He's Gonna

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News Anchor Fails

A look back at the bloopers of 2011.


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Cowboy Poetry

Cowboy Poetry
I ain't much for shopping,
Or for goin' into town
Except at cattle-shipping time,
I ain't too easily found.

But the day came when I had to go -
I left the kids with Ma.
But 'fore I left, she asked me,
'Would you pick me up a bra?'

So without thinkin' I said, 'Sure,'
How tough could that job be?
An' I bent down and kissed her
An' said, 'I'll be back by three.'

Well, I done the things I needed,
But I started to regret
Ever offering to buy that thing -
I worked me up a sweat

I walked into the ladies shop
My hat pulled over my eyes,
I didn't want to take a chance
On bein' recognized.

I walked up to the sales clerk -
I didn't hem or haw -
I told that lady right straight out,
'I'm here to buy a bra.'

From behind I heard some snickers,
So I turned around to see
Every woman in that store
Was a 'gawkin' right at me!

'What kind would you be looking for?'
Well, I just scratched my head.
I'd only seen one kind before,
'Thought bras was bras,' I said.

She gave me a disgusted look,
'Well sir, that's where you're wrong.
Follow me,' I heard her say,
Like a dog, I tagged along.

She took me down this alley
Where bras was on display.
I thought my jaw would hit the floor
When I saw that lingerie.

They had all these different styles
That I'd never seen before
I thought I'd go plumb crazy
'fore I left that women's store.

They had bras you wear for eighteen hours
And bras that cross your heart.
There was bras that lift and separate,
And that was just the start.

They had bras that made you feel
Like you ain't wearing one at all,
And bras that you can train in
When you start off when you're small.

Well, I finally made my mind up -
Picked a black and lacy one -
I told the lady, 'Bag it up,'
And figured I was done.

But then she asked me for the size
I didn't hesitate
I knew that measurement by heart,
'A six-and-seven-eighths.'

'Six and seven eighths you say?
That really isn't right.'
'Oh, yes ma'am! I'm real positive -
I measured them last night!'

I thought that she'd go into shock,
Musta took her by surprise
When I told her that my wife's bust
Was the same as my hat size.

'That's what I used to measure with,
I figured it was fair,
But if I'm wrong, I'm sorry ma'am.'
This drew another stare.

By now a crowd had gathered
And they all was crackin' up
When the lady asked to see my hat,
To measure for the cup.

When she finally had it figured,
I gave the gal her pay.
Then I turned to leave the store,
Tipped my hat and said, 'Good day.'

My wife had heard the story
'fore I ever made it home.
She'd talked to fifteen women
Who called her on the phone.

She was still a-laughin'
But by then I didn't care.
Now she don't ask and I don't shop
For women's underwear.


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Doppelbocks defy odds.

* Blind dog gets new life with canine pal.

* Abraham Lincoln glasses could bring $700,000 at auction.

* Windsor police beating caught on tape.

* Bird dog finds lost cockatiel.


Wild Wheels!

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Remembering Hollywood Squares

Remembering Hollywood Squares
These great questions and answers are from the days when 'Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course.

Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?

A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him

Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?

A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?

A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh?
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May 9, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

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Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Akinsdale Residents Peeved At Car Wash

You may have read Akinsdale residents complaining about the huge new car wash building that was plunked into their midst. They claim it is an eyesore that should never have been allowed and more properly belongs in an industrial park. Here is the offending building from the front at top and the rear below.
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Akinsdale residents are further dismayed by the Habitat For Humanity project below, that as you can see below is slowly rising and will allow those who occupy the project to look down into residents back yards thereby losing all privacy. The project is said to be so far behind schedule that it may not meet the city's imposed deadline for completion.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Cancer death rates show decline - CBC

New Russian airliner disappears during demo flight - CNN

Blowtorch painting sells for $36.4M at auction - CTV

Councillors block push for lower speed limits - Edmonton Journal

A meal to make Mom's Day - Edmonton Sun
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Say cheese everyone . . .

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Not Quite

Walking

But Close




Light Hearted Kites

A six sail kite, video capture with an iPhone 4s in Toronto's beaches. The Kite is made by and flown by Steve Polansky, steve@lightheartedkites.com, the sails are hand painted by his wife. Stunning sails and beautiful to see in action. The kites anchored and floating in the background are his as well, stunning kite display for the love of kite flying. Film by www.candidcameraman.com on his iPhone ... in the I can't believe it's iPhone category ... this is pretty hard to beat. Edited and uploaded on iPhone to You Tube. The iPhone is pretty incredible when it comes to both photo and video capabilities.


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Punographics To Enjoy

Punographics To Enjoy

All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on.

I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Haunted French pancakes give me the crêpes.

Velcro — what a rip off!


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Baseball player breaks own car windshield with game-winning homer.

* Jilted lover tries to bite off ex's penis.

* Paragliding Peggy sets record at 104.

* Woman removed from plane after fuss about wallet.

* Helium prices ballooning.


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Clever Ideas To Make Life Easier

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Pizza Cupcakes

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Technically it’s not really a cupcake. It’s a savoury muffin with mini pepperonis and mozzarella cheese inside.

But FH took one look at them as said “Hey, it’s Pizza Cupcakes” and I didn’t have the heart to correct him.

When I finished baking them, they tasted good but didn’t look so pretty. So then I got the idea to top them with more mozzarella cheese and pepperonis for a more finished appearance like adding streusel to a muffin or frosting to a cupcake.

Read the recipe here.
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May 8, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Citizens May Want Their Own Satisfaction Survey
 
Don,

Over the many years since Ms. Ratchinsky was mayor (pre-1999), many neighbours and other people that I’ve spoken to have expressed skepticism about the results of the City's "satisfaction surveys".

 
They couldn't agree that the community's attitude was truly reflected in the survey results. Who can say why?
 
Further to our discussion the other day, I am sending this suggestion for you and your readers consideration. Now that online surveys (and tabulation) are possible, and most homes are online, we think that a survey of taxpayers, even if rather homemade, might better reflect the real views of local residents. Hopefully it will receive a non-biased response which shows the true feelings of St. Albert taxpayers.
 
Also it would be helpful to individual taxpayers in clarifying what the community's attitude is on these fundamental questions. It may also be helpful in verifying the veracity of the City's survey results and to be helpful to our City Council. Who knows? Maybe the results would be similar.
 
The questions have been designed in such a way that no bias is inserted by consultants or city department heads and may better reflect the opinions of local residents.

It is also important to point out to your readers that this system of polling an adhoc section of the public is by no means the proper way to prepare a random sample and could be argued as scientifically inaccurate. By inviting St. Albert Gazette readers to participate via an advertisement to broaden the scope, it may offer some additional insight into residents opinions.

 
Grahame Allen, MCIP, Ret.
St. Albert
 
SINC SAYS:
 
For the benefit of readers, MCIP stands for Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. SAP is providing this service free to the citizens group and will announce the results when available. The poll will remain online until midnight on May 14. Please be sure to answer all 10 questions below:

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The Photography Of Al Popil

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Hi Don,

Nothing exciting, a goose coming in for a landing at Lois Hole Park, last Sunday night.

Al Popil
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Looks like that goose is sticking it's tongue out at you Al.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Air Canada sued for $20M over jet plunge - CBC

'Help me,' homeless man begs as cops fatally beat him - CNN

Dinosaurs helped keep earth warm with flatulence: study - CTV

New and familiar faces when Redford unveils cabinet - Edmonton Journal

Cops ticket 663 drivers on highway 63 - Edmonton Sun
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A price tag on excuses . . .

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Hey!

I Didn't

Do That!




Remember When You Were A Kid?

Simple pleasures like romping with puppies were a joy.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

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May 8

Big Hank Leonhardt (Vocals)

Don Marcotte (Stand up bass),

Texicus Wonderful (Guitar) 


Big Hank Leonhardt - Started his musical career in Edmonton in 1965 while still in high school. After graduation Hank moved to Seattle, Washington to attend art college and formed a band The Clouds in Seattle. Then he returned to Edmonton and formed a band with the late Darrell Kittlitz and they toured across the country doing cabarets and clubs. The group was called Coloured Rain. In 1974 after a year and a half on the road, Hank returned to Edmonton and joined Hot Cottage. He played with them until 1978 and then moved to Victoria forming Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band who were signed to RCA records and recorded two albums and opened for the likes of Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, George Thouroughgood, James Cotton, John Mayall, the Neville Brothers, Koko Taylor, Queen Ida and Paul Butterfield to name a few. The band still does a reunion tour each year. After this band folded in 1983 Hank formed the Toasters and Kingpins in Vancouver with some ex-members of Powder Blues. He then moved back to Edmonton in 2008 after 33 years on the Coast and Hank hooked up with old friends from Stettler and all members of Tacoy Ryde to form A Fist Full of Blues and are now playing and supporting their second CD, Bluesville. They are looking forward to playing at the Calgary Blues festival this year.

Tex - is a guitarist, thereminist, bassist, composer,and fry cook who was conceived in Dog Water Texas, hence his name. Born in Two Hills County Alberta and raised in the deep south side of Edmonton. He has played professionally since the age of sixteen. He has shared the stage with the likes of Blind Lemon Pledge, Interstate Brick Face and The Man From Glad. He studied music in the shed behind Juilliard and his proudest moment was playing Carnegie Hall in Carnegie Saskatchewan. They have taken the training wheels off his guitar since he realized you don't blow into it. Tex is one of those sit in the corner and fit in players with a obvious good sense of humour and a distinctive blues sound that will compliment Big Hank's blues picks. Thanks for the introduction Big Hank.

Don - is one of the rare stand up bass players we get a chance to see at our jams. This guys tempo and clock and body motion can be a drummers best friend when playing live. His diligent work with local T.V. and radio stations kept Don very busy with the music scene and Don was part of a respected and renowned south side jam that he use to co-host. Currently appearing with the Lionel Rault trio and doing a lot of fill-ins for our dear fellow musician Fred Larose through his recovery time. Don has become at our Moosehead Open Stage upon request of players and myself, as I truly enjoy what he does for my drumming.

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The Elevator Trick

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An Amish boy and his father were visiting a nearby mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny silver walls that moved apart and back together again by themselves.

The lad asked, "What is this, father?"

The father (having never seen an elevator) responded, "I have no idea what it is."

While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady in a wheelchair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room.

The walls closed and the boy and his father watched as small circles lit up above the walls. The walls opened up again and a beautiful twenty-four-year-old woman stepped out.

The father looked at his son anxiously and said, "Go get your mother."



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* Lung 'cancer' may have been fruit pit from 1984.

* Dog 'flipping' could be a concern for pet owners.

* Dairy cow slips out for McDonalds take out.

* Bordello plans attract support.

* Photographer shatters ancient statue.


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UN Says Mount Rushmore Should Be Returned To Natives

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A UN human rights official is urging the U.S. to turn over control of lands considered to be sacred to Native Americans, including the site of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, unveiled his recommendations in Geneva on Friday after completing a 12-day visit to the U.S. where he met with representatives of indigenous peoples in six states.

The fact-finder also had a chance to meet members of the Obama administration and briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, but no member of Congress agreed to meet with him.

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May 7, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Will Tonight's Proposed RV Parking Bylaw
Changes Boot Grandparents Out Of Town?


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I see by the agenda for tonight's council meeting that 'Git Outta Town' Crouse has finally got his RV parking bylaw changes to fully establish St. Albert as an anti-business community.

It all stems from when Crouse got his panties in a knot about RVs parking at Walmart. The practice of allowing overnight stays at Walmart is a North American wide phenomena that is a goodwill gesture to their customers. While the huge majority of cities with Walmarts never legislate against it, Crouse seems determined to deter it here.

The proposed bylaw attempts to do that by changing the current wording for overnight parking by an RV within the city on private property from 72 hours to just 24 hours.

That would seem to allow a single overnight stay at Walmart, but no more than that.

What council needs to consider is the effect this will have on regular families in the city who by far outnumber a few odd RVs at Walmart.

Under the proposed changes, although likely not intended, when Grandma and Grandpa from B.C. show up in their RV to visit the grandchildren for the weekend or even a few days, they can now be ticketed after 24 hours. What a nice tourist gesture by Crouse and company.

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Sometimes one can only shake your head and wonder what is in the minds of some members of council when they continue to social engineer us to death.

I wonder if anyone will have the cajones to ask administration tonight if there have been any complaints from the public on RV parking. Many think there hasn't been a single complaint other than that of mayor Crouse.

Welcome to St. Albert indeed.

Nature On Display At Kingsway Mall

St. Albert's Place good guy and fishing columnist Paul C. was at Kingsway Garden Mall on Friday and noticed this pair of Canada Geese has built a nest on top of one of the pillars. Talk about nature in the middle of the city.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Quebec students to vote on tuition compromise - CBC

Wife watches husband die on Skype - CNN

Canadians see Twin Towers, pornography in $20 bill design - CTV

Going bug-eyed for beetles - Edmonton Journal

Man dead following altercation outside bar - Edmonton Sun
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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

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Big Hank Leonhardt (Vocals)

Don Marcotte (Stand up bass),

Texicus Wonderful (Guitar) 


Big Hank Leonhardt - Started his musical career in Edmonton in 1965 while still in high school. After graduation Hank moved to Seattle, Washington to attend art college and formed a band The Clouds in Seattle. Then he returned to Edmonton and formed a band with the late Darrell Kittlitz and they toured across the country doing cabarets and clubs. The group was called Coloured Rain. In 1974 after a year and a half on the road, Hank returned to Edmonton and joined Hot Cottage. He played with them until 1978 and then moved to Victoria forming Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band who were signed to RCA records and recorded two albums and opened for the likes of Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, George Thouroughgood, James Cotton, John Mayall, the Neville Brothers, Koko Taylor, Queen Ida and Paul Butterfield to name a few. The band still does a reunion tour each year. After this band folded in 1983 Hank formed the Toasters and Kingpins in Vancouver with some ex-members of Powder Blues. He then moved back to Edmonton in 2008 after 33 years on the Coast and Hank hooked up with old friends from Stettler and all members of Tacoy Ryde to form A Fist Full of Blues and are now playing and supporting their second CD, Bluesville. They are looking forward to playing at the Calgary Blues festival this year.

Tex - is a guitarist, thereminist, bassist, composer,and fry cook who was conceived in Dog Water Texas, hence his name. Born in Two Hills County Alberta and raised in the deep south side of Edmonton. He has played professionally since the age of sixteen. He has shared the stage with the likes of Blind Lemon Pledge, Interstate Brick Face and The Man From Glad. He studied music in the shed behind Juilliard and his proudest moment was playing Carnegie Hall in Carnegie Saskatchewan. They have taken the training wheels off his guitar since he realized you don't blow into it. Tex is one of those sit in the corner and fit in players with a obvious good sense of humour and a distinctive blues sound that will compliment Big Hank's blues picks. Thanks for the introduction Big Hank.

Don - is one of the rare stand up bass players we get a chance to see at our jams. This guys tempo and clock and body motion can be a drummers best friend when playing live. His diligent work with local T.V. and radio stations kept Don very busy with the music scene and Don was part of a respected and renowned south side jam that he use to co-host. Currently appearing with the Lionel Rault trio and doing a lot of fill-ins for our dear fellow musician Fred Larose through his recovery time. Don has become at our Moosehead Open Stage upon request of players and myself, as I truly enjoy what he does for my drumming.

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Moosehead Beer Specials and barsnbands prizes

Moosehead Beer

Barsnbands

LB's Orange 

A Cowboy Named Ron

A Cowboy Named Ron
A drunken cowboy lay sprawled across three entire seats in the posh Amarillo Theatre.

When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the cowboy, "Sorry, sir, but you're only allowed one seat."

The cowboy groaned but didn't budge.

The usher became more impatient: "Sir, if you don't get up from there I'm going to have to call the manager."

Once again, the cowboy just groaned. The usher marched briskly back up the aisle, and in a moment he returned with the manager.

Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the cowboy, but with no success.

Finally they summoned the police. The Texas Ranger surveyed the situation briefly, then asked, "All right mister, what's your name?"

"Ron," moaned the cowboy.

"Where ya from, Ron?" asked the Ranger.

With pain in his voice, and without moving a muscle, Ron replied, "The Balcony."


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* Mild winter leads to shocking jump in pests on pets.

* Walmart greeter helped customer steal TVs.

* Egypt's 'farewell intercourse law' so husbands can have sex with dead wives.

* How to hunt Bigfoot.

* Serial mailbox basher didn't know it was illegal.


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Who Killed Men's Hats?

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A hundred years ago — and that's when this picture was taken, in 1912 — men didn't leave home without a hat.

Boys wore caps.

This is a socialist political rally in Union Square in Manhattan.

There may be a bare head or two in this crowd, but I think those heads are women's.

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May 6, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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The Sights Of Portland, Oregon

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Our Mystery Traveller took these two shots in Portland, OR. Below left, a gas station offers tips on how to exercise while filling up at the pump. Public drinking fountains, known there as 'bubblers' are available to pedestrians.
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Canadian-owned horse wins Kentucky Derby - CBC

Arizona bans funding of Planned Parenthood - CNN

Which cloud storage solution is best for your data? - CTV

Protest calls for immediate twinning of highway 63 - Edmonton Journal

Two people found dead inside a home - Edmonton Sun
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The Hole Story

The Hole Story
Two girls were working for the city public works department. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind her and fill the hole in.

They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest, one girl digging a hole, the other girl filling it in again.

An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, "I'm impressed by the effort you two are putting in to your work, but I don't get it. Why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?"

The hole digger wiped her brow and sighed, "Well, I suppose it probably looks odd because we're normally a three-person team. Today the girl who usually plants the trees called in sick."


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* Dead squirrel dispute turns into $112,000 lawsuit.

* Man arrested for allegedly assaulting victim with couch.

* Man's F.Osama license plate revoked.

* Man who lived with bullet in head dies at 103.

* Lesbian Scout leader ousted in Ohio, parents upset.


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Real-Life Crusoe: Living on Exotic Island For 40 Years

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Brendon Grimshaw is the world’s real-life Robinson Crusoe, and Rene Lafortune, his man Friday. The only difference is that Grimshaw actually purchased the island instead of being stranded there.

The Yorkshireman purchased Moyenne, a half-mile-wide island in the Seychelles for £8,000 ($13,000) in the early 1960s. As a successful newspaper editor in those times, he was restless and seeking adventure, itching to start a new life of his own.

Nine years after the purchase, he moved in to the island full-time, making it his permanent home. The 86-year-old is now credited for bringing out and restoring the beauty of the exotic island, encouraging birds and tortoises to make it their home too. He did have a lot of time to do it, as he has been living there for 40 years.

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