Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Drexel Road closing

Drexel Road Near Town of Haverhill to Close for 2 Months
Drexel Road west of the town of Haverhill will be closed to traffic from Belvedere Road north to Westover Road/Upland Way beginning Monday, June 6, until Monday, August 8, for a sewer upgrade project.                         

Beware new technology thieves

A 'MUST-READ' AND HEED! I understand that what you'll read below is obvious, but it's easy to overlook the obvious


Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2.  GPS:
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents. Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.
(I use Kroger for my 'home' address)

I never thought of this! This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says, "I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago." When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text "hubby" in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
Moral lesson: 
a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.
b. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
c. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet "family and friends" who text you.

A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the child's seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf - wait till you read the WHOLE story! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Serious Cleanups

These people did an excellent professional, responsible, thorough job in our area. Were you aware that the police, fire department, EMT's, paramedics, and the medical examiner's office DO NOT clean up a crime or trauma scene?

Monday, June 6, 2016

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali has proven that one person can change the world.


Belief  in oneself, one’s abilities, and one’s future.
A firm belief that gives one the courage to stand behind that belief, despite pressure to do otherwise.
The act of devoting all of one’s energy, effort, and abilities to a certain task.
To present voluntarily without expecting something in return.
Esteem for, or a sense of the worth or excellence of, oneself and others.
A sense of awe, reverence, and inner peace inspired by a connection to all of creation and/or that which is greater than oneself.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

I think a public park makes the most sense

Article Courtesy of The Tampa Bay Times
By C.T. Bowen   
Published May 29, 2016

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County is going halves on the cost of acquiring the closed Gulf Harbors golf course west of U.S. 19.

The acquisition, which still faces a neighborhood vote on assessing homeowners for the rest of the $1.2 million purchase, would preserve 50 acres amid a salt marsh that attracts rare sandpipers and other migratory waterfowl. It also ends the threat of the land being turned into single-family homes, a plan that originally surfaced 13 years ago.

"It does both of those things. It's a good thing,'' said Commissioner Kathryn Starkey whose district includes the waterfront neighborhood.

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