Town Talk for Sept. 3. 2002 |

Town Talk for Sept. 3. 2002

For taking that stand, a few members of the Cranky Crew have called us everything except late for dinner.

We’re used to it. Besides, we have the extra added bonus of being right.

Mark Twain said it best:

“Our papers have one peculiarity – it is American – their irreverence. They are irreverent toward pretty much everything. But where they laugh one good king to death, they laugh a thousand cruel and infamous shams and superstitions into the grave, and the account is squared. Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.”

God wants you to have a Harley

The Eagle Valley Christian Academy (EVCA) is providing academic excellence for pre-K through 8th grade, and now wants to help provide automotive excellence. That’s why they’re conducting a raffling off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle FXSTC Softail Custom in creampuff condition ($17,000 value). Second prize is a vacation package at Big Horn Resort in Wyoming ($1,000 value), and third prize is for a custom piece of Alpine Gold Jewelry, Beaver Creek ($450 value). Tickets are being sold at the school on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail (Vail Bible Church), the Minturn Market and various other venues. You can also get tickets by mailing a check or money order to EVCA, PO Box 1980, Avon, CO 81620.

Ticket prices are $30 for one or $150 for a six-pack. The drawing will be

held at the school on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Vail story hour’s today

Every Tuesday and every Wednesday are story hour days at the Vail Library. Toddler story hour is 10-11a.m. and Preschool story hour is 11-12pm. Join us for arts and crafts, finger plays, rhymes, songs, dancing and, of course, stories! Please call Ann at 479-2186 for more information.

Your joke du jour

More comprehending engineers

There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired.

Several years later the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multimillion-dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine to work but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past. The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine.

At the end of the day, he marked a small “x” in chalk on a particular component of the machine and stated: “This is where your problem is.”

The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The company

received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his service. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges.

The engineer responded briefly: One chalk mark: $1. Knowing where to

put it: $49,999.

It was paid in full and the engineer retired again in peace.

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