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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:26 pm    Post subject: Strange news story of the day Reply with quote

From the Toledo Blade:

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061005/NEWS03/610050407
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet he felt a right tit for crashing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bet he felt a right tit for crashing.

There's no way.....NO WAY, an American could say that and have it sound right.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cail wrote:
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Bet he felt a right tit for crashing.

There's no way.....NO WAY, an American could say that and have it sound right.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er, how do they have a picture of the car? From a roadside camera?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you "swerve to avoid the bra"?? What possible damage is a bra going to do to your car? That's downright dumb.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cail wrote:
Phantasm wrote:
Bet he felt a right tit for crashing.

There's no way.....NO WAY, an American could say that and have it sound right.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel slighted by the fact I'll never be able to say toot sweet.... Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bells once belonging to Catholic church to ring a new tune at 'Leaning Tower of Niles'

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The Leaning Tower of Niles -- a replica of the famed structure in Pisa -- in suburban Chicago. [Credit: Raniero Tazzi/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.5)]


NILES, Illinois -- Bells at the top of a half-scale replica of Italy's famed Leaning Tower of Pisa in suburban Chicago will be playing some new tunes after undergoing renovations.

The tower in Niles, built in 1934 as part of a park for employees of businessman Robert Ilg's company, was recently named to the National Register of Historic places.

Kim Schafer, founder of Community Bell Advocates, said she arranged a collection of "familiar tunes" -- including "When the Saints Go Marching In" -- for the seven bells at the top of the Niles landmark to play, the Chicago Tribune reported. Schafer said she also created original chime patterns that will sound at each quarter hour.

"Rather than have a Westminster chime that everybody uses, I wrote two separate clock chime patterns that can be used for the quarter hour ring," Schafer said.

She also developed a "peal of bells" that can be played for weddings.

Additionally, Schafer noted that she arranged a version of the well-known Korean folk song "Arirang" to pay homage to the village's Korean-American community.

Three of the seven bronze bells are original to the tower and were restored to working order, while the other four were newly cast by Virginia-based B.A. Sunderlin Bellfoundry.

One of the tower's bells dates back to 1623 and another dates back to 1747. Both have Latin inscriptions and religious motifs, and are believed to have come from a Catholic church in Cavezzo, Italy, according to Community Bell Advocates, which examined the bells' history for the village.

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Oldest church in America took its time getting to Marquette University [In-Depth]

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The Saint Joan of Arc chapel at Marquette University (Credit: photo courtesy of Marquette University)


MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- 100 years ago this month Joan of Arc was declared a saint by Pope Benedict XV, and although she may be remembered as patron of France, part of her elaborate legacy has found a home on the campus of an American Catholic university.

In the central mall of Marquette University sits the Saint Joan of Arc Chapel, which the Jesuit institution likes to boast is the "oldest structure in the western hemisphere still being used for its original purpose," effectively making it the oldest chapel in the United States.

"It's the very heart of our university, physically and spiritually," Jesuit Father Frederick Zagone, acting vice president for mission and ministry, told Crux during a visit last year.

The chapel's journey to Wisconsin has almost as layered of a history as the French saint, who was a heroine during the Hundred Years' War, burnt at the stake for charges of heresy at age 19, and later exonerated and declared a martyr.

In the small village of Chasse-sur-Rhône in southeast France, a small Gothic oratory was constructed by a local wealthy family in 1420 in honor of St. Martin de Seyssuel where it eventually fell into disrepair and sat unused for centuries until an architect stumbled upon it after World War I. The architect and historian, Jacques Couelle, photographed it, catalogued its contents, and declared it to be "absolutely unique in its genre."

Soon thereafter, in 1927, the daughter of an American railroad magnate, Gertrude Hill Gavin, learned of the chapel and acquired it for her property on Long Island where she already had a French Renaissance chateau deconstructed, brought over, and erected. Now, she had the Gothic chapel to compliment it and she renamed it in honor of Joan of Arc for whom she had a devotion.

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Interior of the Joan of Arc chapel at Marquette University (Credit: photo courtesy of Marquette University)


Renaming it was not enough -- Gavin would go on to purchase a 13th century altar and a stone which is believed to have been the base for a statue of the Virgin Mary that Joan of Arc kissed and prayed at before heading into battle.

Gavin continued to outfit the chapel with the support of some of the leading artists and architects of the time, including John Russell Pope, who designed the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., Andrew Mellon, designer of the Frick Collection in New York, and Charles Connick, who designed original stained glass windows modeled after the ones of Saint Chappelle in Paris.

In 1933, she appealed to Pope Pius XI to allow for her to have Mass said in the chapel, an appeal that the pope granted in writing.

Following Gavin's death, the chapel was acquired by Marc and Lilia Rojtman, who bequeathed the chapel to Marquette University -- where the chapel was disambeled in New York stone by stone and brought across the country where it arrived in Wisconsin in 1964 and dedicated in 1966.

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A student Mass inside the Saint Joan of Arc chapel at Marquette University (Credit: photo courtesy of Marquette University)


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