of the year
Any project, small or large, can be helped with a little extra money. That was certainly the case during a committee meeting when an architect working on design specifications joked, "If you would only give me more money." The architect was referring to designing a state-of-the-art facility. Everyone in attendance (and quite possibly the world) agreed, more money is always better.
It all ads up
It seems you can't go anywhere without being bombarded with ads these days. A call to a local school reinforced that theory. After calling to confirm an upcoming event at a Warren County school, a reporter was placed on hold. Instead of the usual poorly-produce elevator music, the reporter was directed where to buy some nice tires, and where to go for some home improvement supplies. To a salesman, it would have been music to their ears.
Worst storm name ever
It may not be Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo, but the name of the cyclone wreaking havoc along the southeast African coast doesn't translate well. A name that combines the letters of 'so' and 'fun' just doesn't seem right. Funso doesn't have a devastating ring to it. Then again, we suppose Katrina wasn't a synonym for disaster once upon a time either.
You would think a press office would be pretty good at getting information across. That, however, was not the case when a reporter called a Pennsylvania government office looking to speak with a press secretary. The reporter got a voice mail instead, complete with instructions to call someone else at a certain phone number. However, the message and number could barely be understood in the rushed instructions. If only all public meetings were held in that fashion.
A place of
Law and Order
While spending some time at the Warren County District Attorney's office one day, a reporter heard a cell phone ringing in the office. The tone was a song... nothing out of the ordinary. The rings eventually went quiet. A few seconds later, perhaps long enough for someone to have left a message, the phone made more noise. This one was very appropriate to the location. It was the "doink, doink" sound from the Law and Order television series.
I do not think that word means what you think it means
Many new major appliances show efficiency ratings. In general, a paper attached to the equipment shows a range of "least efficient" to "most efficient" or something like that. On one appliance close to the newsroom is a range from 80.0 to 95.5. The rating for the equipment in question indicated 96.4. We'll assume that's pretty good.
Being tall in life can have a lot of benefits, just ask any millionaire basketball player. However, when it comes to public speaking, things get a little tricky. During the Warren County School District spelling bee, a dozen students took turns speaking in front of a microphone. When it came time for a taller student to speak, it was clear there were some height issues. "You may have to bend a little" to talk into the microphone, an organizer joked. The statement was ironic - I-R-O-N-I-C - in that the microphone was placed under the very symbol of height's advantage - a basketball hoop.