Man charged after firing paintballs at house

This happened almost two years ago when we first moved into the house. I found the newspaper clipping kicking around so I figured I’d type it up for prosperity.

HAVERHILL — A 27-year-old man was charged with intimidating a witness yesterday after he fired paintballs at the home of a woman involved in a court case against him, police said.

Officers Ronald C. Hilchey and Michael Rogers found several splashes of orange paint on the side of the Union Street home and recovered the paintball gun from the alley off nearby Franklin Street, said Officer Lawrence R. Newman, who is filling in as the department’s spokesman.

Police arrested Shane Fisher, 70 Franklin St. Investigators said this is not the first time Mr. Fisher has caused problems fro the 43-year-old woman.

“This has been an ongoing case for a while, with damage and threads made against the victim,” Officer Newman said.

The incident happened about 1 a.m.

Tell us how you really feel…

One of the Webmasters for Carb Solutions felt inclined to share an email he received from a rather disappointed customer:

From: xxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 9:05 AM
To: ‘[email protected]
Cc: ‘[email protected]’; ‘[email protected]
Subject: Carb Solutions Taste Sensations – Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter

Dear Carb Solutions,

I’m trying to lose a few pounds and last night I tried your Carb Solutions Taste Sensations – Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter (Serial Number: MC53097 BEST BY040704) for the first time. The bar was a substitute for my dinner because I was on the road.

I want you to know that I have discovered your secret formula for weight loss and I plan on stealing it. I too will make something so truly disgusting in taste that it makes the victim… err, uhhh… “dieter” not want to eat anything because they’re physically nauseous.

This morning I defecated an exact replica of the bar I ate last night. I plan on taking my feces and your bar to shopping malls and asking people to take a bite of each and see if they can tell the difference.

It is true that my butt won’t be able to produce as many “Taste Sensations” as your company can, but at over $2 a bar it will be a nice second income for me. Like your company, I will probably only be able to sell one bar to a customer before they decide never to buy from me again — so I’ll have to keep moving all of the time. They’ll probably make a movie about me.

Soon to be your competitor…

Bellingham, Massachusetts

Not so discouraged…

It now appears that I’ve overcome the little plateau that I hit when I cheated at Margaritas last Friday. Although I’ve been in ketosis all week I really hadn’t lost all that much weight. As of this morning my trend line shows a drastic drop! Maybe I can finally get back on track…I’m finally back under my projected weight loss schedule for the first time since the 15th.

On the other hand, Kelly’s parents will be visiting and there are plans to make halushki. If there was ever a dish that would send Dr. Atkins running in fear, this would be it. Not only is it extremely high in fat with bacon, butter and cheeses but it’s also a high carbohydrate dish due to its processed potato base. On top of that, the house has been stocked with plenty of caramels and candy bars to appease the inlaws.

Either way, I have a feeling that I’ll be devouring a lot of barbecued meats and cheeses this weekend as the wife and the rest of the family prepares their heart attack surprise!

New Apple G5 specifications “accidentally” leaked.

The specifications for the new G5 were “accidentally” leaked this morning on the front page of Screenscrapes are available of the full Web page as well as a closeup of the specs, an introducing teaser and a two page spread of the G5 with Cinema Display.

Plenty of news sources have officially picked up the story. Hrm…now my brand spanking new Dual 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 doesn’t seem so hot.