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“To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.”

October 10, 2014

Blame the newspapers. I got a late start because I slept in and had to read the papers and drink a couple of cups of coffee before I could consider the day official.

The papers this morning were riveting. Several articles were head-shaking and even funny in a weird way. The first had to do with Adrian Peterson at his court appearance on the child abuse charge. The funny in a weird way came not from the charge but from Peterson’s stupidity. During his urinalysis he told the worker he had smoked marijuana in violation of his bond agreement. This is a direct quote from the district attorney’s office, ” In light of this statement, and the fact it was made during the urinalysis process, and the term ‘weed’ is a common slang term for marijuana, the state argues that the defendant has smoked marijuana while on bond.” Thank God for the clarification.

I noticed that catchy phrases, mini-headlines, are the in thing. Missing the Target, from the Cape Times, is an article about the SS James Longstreet, a target ship, placed off the coast of Eastham in 1945. I remember in the 70’s when it was still afloat, a rusted, pock-marked relic. Now it is submerged at a full or high tide and is a hazard to navigation as the remaining ship’s bones are hidden by the water and could rip a boat’s hull if the boaters didn’t know they were there; hence, the title.

The Cape Times, of course, highlights local news. An alleged bank robber was arrested when the car in which she was a passenger hit two police cars at a roadblock. In the last two weeks, four Cape banks have been robbed, and this woman allegedly committed the fourth robbery. She must have needed the money as she had just been released from the House of Correction. I’m thinking her choice of a driver was a bit sketchy. The only quote in the article came from a gawker,”I think it’s crazy. I know that drug addiction plays a big part in these robberies, but I also think the economy has a lot to do with it.” That’s someone else to thank for clarification.

In case you were wondering, NASA is ready to observe the speeding comet the size of a mountain on its way to within 87,000 miles of Mars. Whew! I was worried.

It’s official: the travel industry is wary of Ebola. Itineraries of ships have been changed, and they will berth in different ports of call. My favorite line in the whole article was the last,” Princess Cruise Lines is also considering rerouting its 30-day “West African Adventure.”

The morning is chilly but sunny.

That’s the news and the weather report for today!


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