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06 February 2007
05 February 2007

JUST WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO


B

uy my cigarettes over the Internet from the Indian Reservations...

Brick resident Craig Mathews, 57, quit smoking last April, but not before racking up a $10,426.11 sales-tax bill for buying cigarettes over the Web for years.

New Jersey residents who buy their cigarettes over the Internet are experiencing a big reason to quit: huge sales-tax bills.

The state is cracking down on residents who buy their smokes online to avoid state sales tax, a development that has caught many Garden State smokers by surprise.

Tim Nolan, 52, received a sales-tax bill from the state of New Jersey for $4,115.28 for the Pall Mall cigarettes he purchased online from July 2003 to March 2005.

Both men said they bought the cigarettes over the Internet to save money and didn't know that they had to pay sales tax to the state of New Jersey.

"We should have gotten a warning," Nolan told the Asbury Park Press in yesterday's editions. "We were ignorant of the law."

A professor at Rutgers School of Law, Mark Weiner, said that under a federal law called the Jenkins Act, tobacco companies that sell their products to out-of-state consumers must report sales information to the state where the consumer lives.

Observations and Questions
This is just crazy... Cigarettes they want people to quit... buy you can still carry that trusty firearm.

Birth Announcements and Dusty Death Notices
Born this date in 1848 Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley] US female outlaw (wild west). And in the death notices in 1973 L C William Nolde last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral.

Holidays and Special Dates Today Around the World
Finland : Runeberg Day (1804)
Japan : Japanese Martyrs Day (26 martyrs-1597)
Mexico : Constitution Day (1857 & 1917)
Roman calendar : Nonae Februarius
San Marino : Liberation Day
Tanzania : Birth of the Afro Shirazi Party
02 February 2007

WHEN WILL THE


M

adness end? I swear to God, I wish lawmakers would honestly announce their intentions and take an IQ test before running for office.

Parents beware: Miss a meeting with your child's teacher and it could cost you a $500 fine and a criminal record.

A state lawmaker from Baytown has filed a bill that would charge parents of public school students with a misdemeanor and fine them for playing hooky from a scheduled parent-teacher conference.

Rep. Wayne Smith said Wednesday he wants to get parents involved in their child's education.

"I think it helps the kids for the parents and teachers to communicate. That's all the intent was," Smith said.

Parents could avoid prosecution if they have a "reasonable excuse" for not showing up. State education officials or local school districts would probably be responsible for defining reasonable.

Observations and Questions
Be honest now... is it me?

Birth Announcements and Dusty Death Notices
Born this date in 1948 Jessica Savitch Kennett Square PA, news anchor (NBC). And in the death notices in 1995 Donald Pleasance English actor (Halloween), dies at 75.

Holidays and Special Dates Today Around the World
US : Groundhog Day
01 February 2007

WHEN "STARS" CRASH...


C

ars. The other day Brandy... recording artist, crashed her 2007 Land Rover, into the back of another woman's car, a Toyota, and killed her. The impact caused the Toyota to slam into the rear of another vehicle and then careen toward the center divider, where it was struck by 1988 Acura. Awatef Aboudihaj, 38, died later that day of injuries sustained during the wreck.

California Highway Patrol officials have recommended the filing of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges against the R&B singer (full name: Brandy Norwood) in connection with the December 30 crash on the 405 Freeway.

Aboudihaj Ahmed and Labridi Zohra, the parents of the dead woman has filed a $50 million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against Brandy.

It will be interesting as hell to see the outcome of this one... not the wrongful death suit... I mean when Brandy goes before the Judge and is sentenced.

Observations and Questions
Love to hear your comments...

Birth Announcements and Dusty Death Notices
Born this date in 1968 Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson Memphis TN, (Elvis' daughter). And in the death notices in 1851 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley novelist (Frankenstein), dies at 53.

Holidays and Special Dates Today Around the World
Malaysia : Federal Territory Holiday (1974)
Nicaragua : Air Force Day
US : National Freedom Day
China : Chinese New Year-The Year of the Pig (1995/4693) End of Sexageney
China : Chinese New Year-The Year of the Ram/Sheep (2003/4701)