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Police Emergency

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This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things.

He immediately phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?” and George said no and explained the situation. Then they explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available.

George said, “Okay,” hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.

“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I’ve just shot them all.”

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Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to George: “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”

George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”

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For those of you who like dogs…here is a cute video…

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/confidential/canine_video.html

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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NEW YORK has a new super star and America has a new Snoop doggie.

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Uno the beagle wins best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

Barking and baying up a storm, Uno lived up to his name Tuesday night by becoming the first beagle to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

The nation’s new top dog was clearly the fan favorite and drew a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden when he was picked.

Uno got right into the act, jumping up on handler Aaron Wilkerson and confirming his other title: noisiest in show. Years from now, he’ll be known for the “ah~roo” heard ’round the ring.

The only dog consistently listed among America’s most popular breeds for nearly 100 years, a beagle had never won in the 100 times Westminster picked a winner. That changed when judge J. Donald Jones pointed to this nearly 3 year old package of personality.

Good ol’ Snoopy, a champion at last.

Uno was numero uno, beating out two perfect poodles, a top Sealyham terrier, a sleek Weimaraner, a lively Australian shepherd and a sprightly Akita.

Uno celebrated his win by chewing on the microphones of reporters who tried to interview his winning crew.

More than 169 breeds and varieties were represented at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club event, and the competition brought 2,627 entries.

Barks echoed around Madison Square Garden as the crowd cheered its favorites, among them a Neapolitan mastiff that lumbered around the ring, a Chihuahua that spun in circles and a miniature pinscher that plucked a piece of food off the green carpet without missing a beat.

Formally known as K~Run’s Park Me in First, Uno came into this competition with 32 best in show ribbons overall. Yet he was surely an underdog, make that an Underdog, because no beagle had even won the hound group since 1939.

But Uno fixed that, breezing in the 15~inch breed judging Monday morning and taking his group several hours later. So while other dogs tried to reach the final ring Tuesday, Uno spent the day going on a brisk walk around Manhattan and taking a nap underneath his warm, fuzzy blanket.

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But when it came time to show, Uno was as precocious and precious as ever.

With fans calling out his name and clapping, he soaked in the cheers as he walked around the ring. And when he made his final stop in front of Jones, Uno went to town, baying over and over.

Even when he returned to the sidelines as other dogs were judged, Uno kept going. Quite a win it was for Eddie Dziuk of Columbia, Missouri, and the other three co-owners.

“My sister called me today and said she’s always turned off the dog show on TV because she’s tired of all those poodles winning,” Jon Woodring, one of the other co~owners, said earlier in the day. “But she watched last night. I think Uno winning would show that an everyday dog can do it.”

Longtime dog expert David Frei, the paw~by~paw announcer for USA Network’s coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club show, went even further.

“If he wins best in show, I’ll rent him an apartment in New York City because I’ll be traveling with him all year, so many people will want to see him,” he said. “If he won, it would be the greatest thing for our show.”

Better get that first rent check ready, Uno is here to stay.
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Thank you AP News
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What an adorable dog…I used to raise Beagles…I would suggest them for anyone and they are good with kids…city apartments…I don’t know as they love to run!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

WATER COOLER TALK…Who will WIN the SUPER BOWL???

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OK, Baby Boomers here is some water cooler talk…WHO WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL???

I know you probably have favorite teams but they might not be in the SUPER BOWL this year.

WIll you vote for the team that has the best stats? Well, that would be really hard since they are SUPER TEAMS…the BEST.

Will you vote for the best uniforms [ok guys it is a girl thing!}?

You must take sides…no wishy washy stance on this game! Who will it be…???

Share your comments with me/us.

ME…I am waiting for half time and the commercials!

Any good recipes for Super Bowls? What do those SUPER BOWL fans like to chow down on??? Or drink???

Lets talk Super Bowl…it is the last game of the season and let’s hope it is the BEST!

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~The Baby Boomer Queen~

A cute Animal you tube…enjoy…

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Disgraced former NFL star Michael Vick declared that “I am not the bad person or the beast I’ve been made out to be” in a letter to a judge asking for leniency.
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Michael Vick wrote he was “forever a changed man.”

“I have been talked about and ridiculed on a day to day basis by people who really don’t know Michael Vick the human being. They only knew the football player which is unfair,” Vick said in a handwritten letter released this week.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson sentenced Vick on Monday to serve 23 months in prison for financing a dogfighting ring and helping to kill pit bulls that did not fight aggressively.

Vick wrote the judge that he had accepted responsibility for his actions, would pay restitution and never again use “a single dollar that I have earned for anything but to help people.” Read letters from Vick, his mom, sports stars »

The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback said he grew up not knowing the severity of the crime of dogfighting and asked Hudson for “a second chance.”

Other letters supporting Vick were sent by his mother, his seventh-grade teacher and children he had met since becoming a star and one of the NFL’s most highly paid players.

Brenda Vick Boddie said her son fell victim to friends who took advantage of Vick’s inability to “say no.”

“PLEASE Your HONOR give my baby Michael another chance. He’s never been in trouble with the law before, PLEASE! PLEASE! one more chance,” she pleaded in her own handwritten letter.

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Former Falcons teammate Warrick Dunn, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and two sporting legends, former home run king Hank Aaron and former two time boxing heavyweight champion George Foreman, also wrote letters on Vick’s behalf.
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Thank you Cnn News
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In from RICHMOND, Virginia, Michael Vick, once one of the highest paid players in the National Football League, was sentenced to 23 months in prison for financing a dogfighting ring and helping to kill pit bulls that did not fight aggressively.

MIchael Vick began serving his sentence before he knew what it would be.

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Vick’s stunning downfall from NFL superstar to disgraced dogfighting defendant culminated Monday in a 90 minute sentencing hearing in federal court in Richmond, Virginia.

Vick was dressed in a black and white striped prison suit and apologized to the his family and to the judge.

“You need to apologize to the millions of young people who looked up to you,” responded U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson.

Vick also acknowledged he used “poor judgment” and added he was ready to accept responsibility.

Vick, 27, had faced a maximum of five years in prison. Federal sentencing guidelines recommended a sentence of 12 to 18 months.

Animal rights protesters lined up outside the courthouse. Some carried signs with photographs of dogs, while others read “Dogs deserve justice,” and “Report dog fighters.”

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg said after the hearing that the investigation “exposed a seamy side of our society.” He added, “I hope Mr. Vick learned important lessons and that his admission of guilt will speed his rehabilitation.”

Vick and three co-defendants still face trial on state dogfighting charges in Virginia. They are accused of torturing and killing dogs and promoting dogfights, all felonies that carry five year maximum sentences.

“This is a difficult day for Michael’s family and for a lot of us, including many of our players and fans who have been emotionally invested in Michael over the years,” said Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

“We sincerely hope that Michael will use this time to continue to focus his efforts on making positive changes in his life, and we wish him well in that regard,” Blank said in a statement released by the team.

In his August plea agreement, Vick admitted bankrolling the “Bad Newz Kennels” dogfighting operation on his 15 acre property in rural Surry County in southeastern Virginia.

Vick also admitted providing money for bets on the fights but said he never shared in any winnings.

According to court documents, dogs that failed to show enough fighting spirit or lost matches were executed. Some dogs died by electrocution and others by hanging or drowning.

Co~defendants told prosecutors that Vick assisted in executing the dogs, and that they “executed approximately eight dogs.”

After initially denying any involvement, Vick acknowledged participating in killing to dogs in his plea agreement with prosecutors.

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The suspended Atlanta Falcons star quarterback publicly apologized for his role in the dogfighting operation and unexpectedly turned himself in on November 19 to begin serving his prison term early. He has been held in a state jail in Warsaw, Virginia.

Last month, Judge Hudson sentenced Purnell Peace, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, to 18 months in prison. Quanis Phillips, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to 21 months.

A third co~defendant, Tony Taylor of Hampton, Virginia will be sentenced Friday. He was the first to plead guilty.

Peace, Phillips and Taylor entered plea agreements last summer under which they agreed to testify against Vick, prompting the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback to enter his own plea agreement a few days later.

Vick agreed to pay more than $928,000 for the care of some 54 pit bulls seized from his property.

Prosecutors also have disclosed the extent of Vick’s financial ruin. According to court documents, the Atlanta Falcons are attempting to recoup bonus money from his 10~year, $130 million football contract, Vick is in default on a $1.3 million bank loan for a wine store, and two other banks have filed suits seeking repayment of a $4.5 million in loans and lines of credit.

Vick’s home in the Atlanta area is on the market for $4.5 million, prosecutors said in court papers. The Virginia home where the dogfighting operation was based, assessed at nearly $750,000, is on the auction block, according to reports published over the weekend.

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Vick’s attorneys last month requested a jury trial on the state charges. It is set to begin in April.
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Thank you CNN News and CNN’s Eric Fiegal, who contributed to this report.
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Has the world gone to the dogs???

OR???

Is justice served???

Voice your oppinions Baby Boomers…I am sure that there are pro’s and con’s [besides Micheal Vick…excuse the pun…I JUST had to say that]…to this heated topic.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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