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A kid walked up to a guy wearing a 10-gallon hat, leather vest, leather
chaps, and sneakers.
The kid asked him, "Mr. Cowboy, why do you wear that big hat?"
The cowboy replied, "Well, son, the big hat protects me from hot sun
and driving rain, and at night I put it over my face when I sleep on the
range, so it protects me then, too."
"Why do you wear that leather vest?"
"It also helps to keep the weather off me, and it has pockets where I
can keep my valuables."
"Well, why do you wear leather chaps?"
"They protect my legs when I'm driving my horse through mesquite and
cactus."
"Well, Mr. Cowboy," the kid finally asked, "Why do you wear sneakers?"
"That's so somebody won't think I'm a darn truck driver."
Judgement Chips
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Pope calls a meeting of all the cardinals. When they have all
assembled at the Vatican, he takes them into the meeting hall and
states, "I have some really fantastic news and some very terrible
news." Of course, all the cardinals want to hear the good news first,
so the Pope tells them, "Jesus Christ has returned to the world. The
time of judgment is at hand, and our faith in his existence is
justified."

After the commotion dies down a bit, one of the cardinals speaks
up, asking what the terrible news is. The Pope replies, "He was
calling from Salt Lake City."


A Kansas cyclone hit a farmhouse just before dawn one
morning. It lifted the roof off, picked up the beds, on which the
farmer and his wife slept, and set them down gently in the
next county.

"Don't be scared, Mary," her husband said. "We're not hurt."

Mary continued to cry. "I'm not scared," she responded
between sobs. "I'm happy 'cause this is the first time in 14
years we've been out together."


Today's thought is: 020313
It took me years to figure out that mom needed the same thing I
needed. Nobody gave it to her either.
--Patty A.

Why go back into your family of origin? Not to blame, certainly.
And not to whitewash, either. Useful understanding is positioned
between those two extremes. We go back to look again, as adults,
at people and events in the past. We need to understand that the
care we were given-no matter how inadequate or inappropriate-
was probably the best care they knew how to give.

Do the people we love most know how we feel? Does our
expression of that love fall short? Perhaps the people in our past
had trouble bridging the same gap? It's enlightening and often
crucial to understand the environments and systems that taught and
formed those people. Were they themselves gifted with what we so
desperately wanted them to give us? The nurturing we needed and
deserved, the holding we longed for-were they nurtured and
held? Perhaps we didn't get it because they simply didn't have it to
give.

Evil and incapacity are not the same thing. I will judge the people
in my past as kindly as I hope others will judge me.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Today's meditation comes from the book
Days of Healing, Days of Joy by Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty copyright 1987
available through our online bookstore at:
http://www.hazeldenbookplace.org/store/product.asp?sku=5024


diabetic-HOME STYLE MEATLOAF

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 can (8-1/4 ounces) julienne carrots, drained
1 can (13-1/2 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 can (2.8 ounces) French-fried onions, crushed
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons ketchup
Nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 5"X 9" loaf pan with nonstick
cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, carrots, mushrooms,
onions, egg substitute, and pepper; mix well. Place in the loaf pan
and spread the ketchup evenly over the top.
Bake for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, or until no pink remains.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Pour off excess liquid, if any, then slice
and serve.

Serving Size: 2 pieces, Total Servings: 5

Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate - 2 medium-fat meat - 1 fat
Calories: 247
Calories From Fat: 144
Total Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Sodium: 325 mg
Carbohydrate: 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars: 1 g
Protein: 18 g


Diabetic-SPICED SWEET POTATO WEDGES


5 sweet potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400F. Coat 2 large baking sheets with
nonstick cooking spray.
Slice each potatoe into 12 wedges
In a large bowl, lightly beat the egg whites, ginger, cinnamon,
nutmeg and salt until foamy. Add the potatoes and toss to coat
completely; arrange in a single layer on the baking sheets.
Bake for 20 minutes, then turn the potatoe wedges and bake
for 15 to 20 more minutes, or until tender and golden.
Serving Size: 10 wedges, Total Servings: 6
Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch
Calories: 157
Calories From Fat: 1
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 227 mg
Carbohydrate: 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars: 17 g
Protein: 4 g





Diabetic-Raspberry Custard Brule-Style
(Makes 6 Servings
2 cups fat-free (skim) milk*
3 eggs, slightly beaten
cup sugar
1 teaspoon raspberry liquor
teaspoon vanilla
6-ounce container fresh raspberries
6 teaspoons sugar (for topping)

Preheat oven to 325F
In microwave or small saucepan, heat milk until it begins
to steam. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, blend eggs, cup
sugar and flavorings. Gradually add milk to egg mixture,
stirring constantly. Place about 5 fresh raspberries into
each individual (6-ounce) custard cup. Pour egg mixture
into custard cups. Set custard cups in a deep pan. Pour hot
water into pan to within inch of the top of the custard cups.
Bake until custard is just set, about 40-45 minutes (or until a
knife inserted in the center of the custard comes out clean).
If using a convection oven, bake about 35-40 minutes.
Cool immediately. Custards can be stored in the refrigerator overnight.
When ready to serve, sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of sugar on each
custard, and using the kitchen torch, caramelize the sugar following
torch instructions. If using the broiler method, set custards
under the broiler about 4 to 5 inches from the heat and broil
about 2 minutes, watching carefully so they don't burn.
To serve, set custard cups on small plates and garnish
with the remaining raspberries.
*For a creamier texture, replace 2 tablespoons of skim milk with 2
tablespoons of half and half. This small amount adds only a trace of fat
but provides a richer texture.


I like to listen. I have learned a great deal
from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
- Ernest Hemingway


[||||] S P E L L C H E C K [||||]

Former deer in the headlights veep Dan Quayle has opened a PR firm in DC
with defense, telecom and energy congloms his specialty. (US News)


And not, presumably, the National Association of Potatoe Growers.


[||||] B A R E M A R K E T [||||]

A Pennsylvania stock broker faces attempted murder charges after
offering an undercover cop $30,000 to terminate his estranged wife.
(AP)

But not in cash -- pork belly futures.


[||||] S C R I P T C O N F E R E N C E [||||]

The National Archives has released 60,000 pages of presidential papers
from Reagan's reign that will go on display at the Gipper's Simi Valley,
CA museum. (LA Times)

Including notes taken when Ron reenacted a scene from "Bedtime For
Bonzo" during a GOP strategy lunch with George Murphy and Sonny Bono.


Today's thought is: 020313
It took me years to figure out that mom needed the same thing I
needed. Nobody gave it to her either.
--Patty A.

Why go back into your family of origin? Not to blame, certainly.
And not to whitewash, either. Useful understanding is positioned
between those two extremes. We go back to look again, as adults,
at people and events in the past. We need to understand that the
care we were given-no matter how inadequate or inappropriate-
was probably the best care they knew how to give.

Do the people we love most know how we feel? Does our
expression of that love fall short? Perhaps the people in our past
had trouble bridging the same gap? It's enlightening and often
crucial to understand the environments and systems that taught and
formed those people. Were they themselves gifted with what we so
desperately wanted them to give us? The nurturing we needed and
deserved, the holding we longed for-were they nurtured and
held? Perhaps we didn't get it because they simply didn't have it to
give.

Evil and incapacity are not the same thing. I will judge the people
in my past as kindly as I hope others will judge me.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Today's meditation comes from the book
Days of Healing, Days of Joy by Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty copyright 1987
available through our online bookstore at:
http://www.hazeldenbookplace.org/store/product.asp?sku=5024


Did Ya' Know:
------------------------------------
If you thought golf was only a game, consider what Callaway
put into developing its newest ball, which hits pro shops
this month. The aim was to make the HX (for hexagon) the
most aerodynamic orb ever to rocket from tee to green. Steve
Ogg, Callaway's senior director of golf-ball research and
development, thought the secret to top flight might be to
overlay ridges on the ball's surface, rather than scoop out
dimples.
"We'd launch the ball, and twelve cameras mounted on towers
measured its position and time," says Ogg, who once worked
at Boeing. He and his team tested aound 50 configurations
before settling on a network of 320 hexagons and 12 pentagons
8.3-thousandths of an inch high.

Traces of copper give the gemstone turquoise its distinctive
color.

Lightning travels at about 90,000 miles a second. Almost
half the speed of light. (186,000 miles per second)

The normal body temperature of a horse is 100.5 degrees F.

The Northern Fur Seal has the greatest number of mates in
a season with an average of 40 to 60!

*grin* It makes people wonder!
~AIKEN~


Simon keeps liability insurance in place; commits to o-o's

Simon Transportation Services Inc. announced Monday that it and its subsidiary, Dick Simon Trucking Inc., met all the required conditions to keep its auto and general liability insurance coverage in place. As the company looks to cut non-profitable ventures it plans to retain its owner-operators.

"We are pleased to have this facet of the bankruptcy addressed and behind us," said Chief Executive Officer Jon Isaacson. "Our customers and drivers can rest assured that our operations are properly insured."

Simon filed a motion with the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah in Salt Lake City, for an order approving the bidding and auction procedures and a sale date for a sale of assets; approving the form of bidding, auction and sale notice; and requesting the scheduling of an expedited hearing on the motion for the sale procedures, notice and hearing.

Dick Simon Trucking is a truckload carrier providing nationwide, predominantly temperature-controlled transportation services for major shippers in the food industry.

Included in the filing was a notice of potential bid from Central Freight Lines Inc, a company controlled by Jerry Moyes, for most of Simon's assets. Moyes is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer at Swift Transportation Co.

The company has also requested the authority of the Bankruptcy Court to retain Morgan Keegan & Company Inc. to facilitate a sale of Simon's assets. The motion seeks approval to implement a four-week sale process whereby the company, through Morgan Keegan, will continue to seek additional bids.

Mark Wilkey, Simon's general counsel, said the company is hopeful of keeping owner-operators on board at Simon because they are among the company's most profitable business ventures. "We've found that owner-operators are more reliable and work harder," said Wilkey. "We're trying to flush excess and limit reductions to non-profitable ventures. Right now we have a lot more trucks than freight."

On The Web - -

http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/March02/031302.htm



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What parent doesn't know this one



Teen won't face felony charges in trucker's death

Prosecutors announced Wednesday they will not file felony charges against a teen driver who caused an accident that killed a truckdriver and destroyed an Alabama bridge. The teen reportedly made an improper lane change and failed to yield the right of way.

Jefferson County District Attorney David Barber's office referred the case to Birmingham city officials to consider a possible misdemeanor charge of criminally negligent homicide against Torey Santos Tubbs, 18. The charge carries a punishment up to 12 months in jail and a fine of not more than $2,000.

A witness to the Jan. 5 tanker truck crash that killed Tim Dison, of Killen, and led to a fire and explosion that buckled a bridge over Interstate 65 near Tuscaloosa said the accident was the result of a simple driving error. Jesse Cross, who was driving just behind the two vehicles, told police that Tubbs cut across I-65 northbound in front of Dison.

The vehicles collided and Dison's tanker flipped, exploding under an overpass. The flames melted steel girders under the bridge, which caused the ramp to buckle and bend. The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed seven weeks so workers could rebuild the bridge. It opened Feb. 26.

Cross told authorities Tubbs' car was about 10 feet in front of and to the right of the tanker, and then pulled over in front of Dison. "I don't know why he did it," Cross told news reporters. "I think he just made a bad decision."

The teen reportedly does face a felony attempted murder charge in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 3 that injured a 61-year-old man. Tubbs, a passenger in the car during the drive-by, is one of three people charged in the shooting.

On The Web - -

http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/March02/031302.htm



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Oven-Fried Honey Chicken (Servings 6)

1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups dried bread crumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 (4-6oz.) fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halves
******************************************************************
Preheat oven to 375F.
In shallow bowl, whisk together honey and vinegar.
Pour bread crumbs into separated bowl. Set bowls aside.
Spread oil over foil-lined baking pan large enough to hold all
chicken pieces in one layer. Roll chicken pieces in honey mixture,
then in bread crumbs; place in pan.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly.
No matter what method you use for cooking chicken, the most
accurate test for doneness is a meat thermometer. Since chicken
is never ready to be served unless it is done, always be sure it
is completely cooked. Whole or bone-in chicken should reach
an internal temperature of 180F, and boneless chicken should be
cooked to 165F.


Saucy Vegetables

1 head cauliflower
1 bunch broccoli
1 bunch green onions
1 package frozen peas
1 can water chestnuts, drained
Dill weed to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
**************************************************************
Cut all veggies into bite size pieces.
Mix with Sauce per sauce direcctions

Sauce Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 large (or 2 small) garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (or more, to taste)

Sauce Directions

Blend all ingredients well and refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours
before mixing with raw veggies.
Makes about 2-1/4 cups of sauce


Mini Cheesecakes

1 1/3 c Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/3 c Sugar
1/4 c Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/3 c Butter
2 c Semisweet chocolate mini Chips
3 pk Cream Cheese, softened (8 oz Each)
1 cn Sweetened condensed milk (14 oz can)
3 Eggs
2 t Vanilla Extract
********************************************************
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cocoa powder
and butter until well blended. Press even amounts of
the mixture onto the bottoms of lightly buttered mini
muffin tins. Melt one cup of the chips and set aside
to cool. In a mixer, beat the cheese until fluffy.
Gradually beat in the condensed milk and melted
chocolate and stir until smooth. Add the eggs and
vanilla and mix in thoroughly. Spoon the batter into
the prepared cups. Top with remaining chips. Bake in
preheated 300 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes
or until set. Let cool and refrigerate


A+ French Toast (serving 4)
Ingredients:
2 (15.25-oz.) cans apricot halves, undrained
1 tablespoon sugar, (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp. water
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 slices whole wheat bread
1/4 cup sliced almonds, (optional)

Drain apricots, reserving syrup. In small saucepan, combine
reserved syrup, sugar (if desired), cinnamon and nutmeg; stir in
cornstarch mixture, mixing until blended. Bring to a boil over
medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer 4 to 6 minutes or
until thickened and bubbly. Slice apricots; add to sauce.
Heat through; cover and set aside.
In shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar and
vanilla until blended. Lightly coat large skillet with vegetable
cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Dip bread
into egg mixture, turning to soak both sides; place in skillet.
Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until browned, turning once.
Cut each into 4 triangles; arrange on serving plates.
Spoon apricot topping over toast; sprinkle with almonds, if desired.


Breakfast potatoes

2 medium potatoes
1 small onion, chopped
3 t vegetable oil
3TBLSPNS water
salt and pepper
**************************************************************
Peel, quarter and slice potatoes into 1/8-inch pieces.
Heat oil over high heat. Add potatoes and fry, turning every once
in a while, until they begin to brown in places. Add onion and fry
for about 1 minute. Add salt and pepper
Now add about 3 T water, immediately cover, reduce heat, and
simmer until potatoes are tender (about 3 to 5 minutes).





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