Out of the Blue

As the frost sets in around these parts, I am beginning to make more use of my space heater again, and for whatever reason, Hudson the wonder dog's affection for this device only grows stronger over time. This is all in spite of her general disdain for warmth, she comes as soon she hears it fire up and stands about 2½ feet closer to the heat source than the three feet recommended on the warning label. So, once again I put out the advance warning... if you are in the Westchester area and you see a flaming Airedale Terrier running towards you, I'll be perpetually grateful if you could throw a bucket of water or a blanket over her.

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Stories of the Day: Police Follow Doughnut Trail, Solve Crime.
Utah Man Pays $82 Fine in Pennies.
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Court officials are apparently not amused, and have asked Petersen to come back in and offer a more "acceptable" form of payment. They say state policy allows clerks to reject unusual forms of payment, and it's going to waste county resources for someone to count all that change.

I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure there is a federal law that says if someone rejects payment in legal tender, then they forfit the right to collect the payment.

Besides, it would be easy to count anyway. They have machines that can count coins, and if you don't have one of those any scale will work.

"The only way anyone can live in peace is if they're prepared to forgive." - The Doctor
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