This is what is wrong with the world: Taken from the beginning of an Associated Press news story that ran Thursday on the wire. “SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A man who was denied a red nylon tote bag during a Mother’s Day promotion at an Angels baseball game has filed a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the team. The class action claim filed by Michael Cohn, a Los Angeles psychologist, alleges that thousands of males and fans under age 18 are entitled to $4,000 in damages each because they were treated unequally at last May’s promotion. Women over 18 received the gifts.” Oh, come on! Am I the only one who thinks that’s absurd?!
Reader with a sense of humor: This was sent by Ed Arnott. “Dixie, I apologize to you for this, but I can resist no longer. Re: Your ‘Why did the chicken cross the road’ study: Does this make you an honorary member of the Dixie Chicks???”
Long lost love: Can anybody help this guy? Here’s Gary G.’s e-mail: “When I was 14 years old I met a girl by the name of Sheri Fredrickson. She had long strawberry blond hair and freckles I could never forget. Her family left town (San Jose/Milpitas) We went to school together at a school called Morrell Jr. High. When she left, we wrote each other. She wrote me and said she was listening to a new song that just came out called ‘Wishing You Were Here’ by Chicago. We wrote a lot; her address was in Grass Valley. For many, many years I’ve been trying to find her. Can you help? For many a year I hear that song ‘Wishing You Were Here’ and I think of Sheri Fredrickson, the girl who moved to Grass Valley. She was the girl of my dreams when I was 14 years old.” If you are Sheri, or know what happened to Sheri, Gary G. can be reached by e-mail at Flashdawg99@Yahoo.com.
Tonight at the Foundry: Laurel Gavin, who works at Miners Foundry, wanted me to let you know there is a great event there tonight that hasn’t gotten much publicity. Powers and Barnett are putting on a musical event called “Unforgettable.” It’s a fundraiser for Alzheimers Outreach of Nevada County, and what makes it different is the range of musical genres that are represented: pop, swing, classical and, what they use to call light opera. Laurel said she remembers her parents going to ‘light opera’ when they lived in L.A. “I haven’t heard anything like this in the county for a long time. For instance, they are doing excerpts from ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ and the vocal talents are incredible.” Cost is $22; tickets available at the door. The doors (and bar) open at 6:30; music starts at 7:30; free snacks at intermission. The infamous Bill Holman and Mr. Readers’ Corner will be bartending.
Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at 477-4292.
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