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Banga nets game winner in shootout!

Larry Sterling stopped 20 of 21 shots and Travis Banga had the game winner as the RiverKings defeated the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs 2-1 in a shootout Saturday evening at the DeSoto Civic Center. The RiverKings next play Tuesday night when they host the Oklahoma City Blazers at 7:05. The first 1,500 fans receive WMC Channel 5 RiverKings CheerStix.

The win gave the RiverKings four points and sole possession of second place behind the first place and undefeated Youngstown Steelhounds in the Northeast Division. Memphis moved to 2-1-1 on the young season while Bossier-Shreveport left the DCC with a 1-2-2 record.

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Two cows were standing in the field talking. One cow says to the other, ”Have you heard about the Mad Cow disease that’s going around?”

The other cow answers, ”Yeah, makes you glad you’re a penguin, doesn’t it?”

~Thanks to Shirley for that Mad Cow funny


When NASA was preparing for the Apollo Project, they took the astronauts to a Navajo reservation in Arizona for training.

One day, a Navajo elder and his son came across the space crew walking among the rocks. The elder, who spoke only Navajo, asked a question. His son translated for the NASA people: “What are these guys in the big suits doing?” One of the astronauts said that they were practicing for a trip to the moon. When his son relayed this comment the Navajo elder got all excited and asked if it would be possible to give to the astronauts a message to deliver to the moon.

Recognizing a promotional opportunity when he saw one, a NASA official accompanying the astronauts said,”Why certainly!” and told an underling to get a tape recorder.

The Navajo elder’s comments into the microphone were brief. The NASA official asked the son if he would translate what his father had said. The son listened to the recording and laughed uproariously. But he refused to translate.

So the NASA people took the tape to a nearby Navajo village and played it for other members of the tribe. They too laughed long and loudly, but also refused to translate the elder’s message to the moon.

An official government translator was summoned. After he finally stopped laughing, the translator relayed the message:


~Thanks to IEH for this funny!


Got this in an email today that is definitely worth sharing.

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To address this issue, the League of Women Voters has launched an unprecedented Web site for voters: VOTE411.org – The One-Stop Shop for Election Information.

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