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Monday, September 15, 2003

Monday September 15, 2003. Something odd about Rainbow Foods, under its new management: it has low prices which aren't advertised.

I'd expected chicken leg quarters to be 69 cents a pound. Last week, they were on special at 49 cents a pound. The flier said this was a saving of 20 cents a pound. The previous week they'd been 59 cents a pound.

Today, there were chicken leg quarters at 49 cents a pound. They were under a different label, and in smaller packages.

From http://eurekalert.org:
Public Release: 15-Sep-2003
Journal of Pain
UGA researchers find caffeine reduces muscle pain during exercise
The researchers' latest study, published in the August issue of the Journal of Pain, found that caffeine reduced thigh muscle pain during cycling exercise.

From http://news.google.com:
N. Carolina Tough-on-Crime Sheriff Indicted
FOX News - 1 hour ago
LEXINGTON, NC Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege (search), known nationally for such tough-on-crime tactics as pink jail cells and paramilitary uniforms, was indicted Monday on charges of embezzlement and obstruction of justice.
North Carolina sheriff indicted on charges of embezzlement, obstruction KESQ
NC Sheriff Charged With Embezzlement Newsday
Charlotte Observer - and 66 related

There was a Scottish village called Kirriemuir which practiced a strict form of Protestantism. Not strict enough to ban dancing; and there was a rumor in the area that at one dance, young people had Done It. There's a satisfaction in knowing that people who seem pure are actually impure; and the rumor (now an "urban legend" or FOAFtale) inspired a song called "The Ball of Kirriemuir".

There's the same satisfaction in real falls from grace. I suspect that for every person horrified by this sheriff's arrest, there are ten who find their day a bit brighter.

Note: For what Kirriemuir actually used to be like, see James Barrie's _Sentimental Tommy_
and probably other works. Barrie was born there.

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