It's weird when I got up at the butt crack of dawn (due to Cujo pushing me out of bed) I wasn't thinking of days going by. I had to take an IV of antibiotics (which I have to do everyday until Dec 27th BTW 4 times a day) because of a big toe infection. I sat looking at the computer thinking about how to get even more people to check out Zona Rocks. I hopped on a site that I frequent and noticed all the stories from everywhere. Back in the day when I did news at KDKB and other stations I would have to read the ap wire newspapers and yes I said Newspapers! Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Times plus various local papers. Anyway I started reading stories and contemplated doing my own news ( we use NPR) that's how this whole thing came up. So just for today no news read from me but I will give just a few of what my stories would have been!

DAVE NEWS!

This just in Carjackers important safety tip before you jack the car, can you drive a stick?

The St. Petersburg Times reports that a man and his girlfriend were leaving his workplace early Friday morning when two men pulled a handgun. The assailants said if the couple didn't get out of the car, they would shoot.

The men then jumped into the car and started it, but didn't get far. Police say the carjackers couldn't drive stick, so they gave up and ran away.

How about a Phiily Sandwich 


Back when I worked in Bean town there was this place where they sold exotic meat like Gator, Buffalo, Horse and others. The guy made me a horse meat sandwich which was almost raw. This dork insisted that the was the most tasty way to prepare it! No thanks! I almost went Vegan before it was trendy. Anyway mister Ed is back on the table 

Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption, now that Congress has lifted a five-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections. Slaughterhouses could be up and running in a month. 

While the U.S. has no outright ban on horse slaughter, the USDA was forced to find its own money for inspections when Congress did not allocate the money.  Without inspections, the meat could not be sold, and the horsemeat industry went away.

The USDA now says a slaughterhouse could open, however, to conduct inspections on meat that would be shipped to European and Asian countries, according to the AP.

Horse meat is a major staple in only eight countries, with China, Mexico and Kazakhstan at the top of the list, but those eight consume about 4.7 million horses a year

Historians say that wild horses were once a major source of protein in the human diet, because the meat was sweet, tender, low in fat and high in protein. But as Western countries began to use horses for transportation and companionship, they were given “pet status,” and eating horsemeat became taboo.

Finally who says collecting Coke stuff doesn't pay off!


The prototype for Coca-Cola's curvy bottle and its original concept drawing brought in record sales at auction in Beverly Hills.

Julien's Auctions, which handled the sale Saturday, says the prototype bottle went for a world record of $240,000. A sketch of that first bottle brought $228,000.

Brad Dean, the grandson of the bottle's designer Earl R. Dean, says the bottle is one of two in existence. The other bottle is owned by the Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co.

The bottle was sketched 96 years ago, when competitors used straight-sided bottles.

The design was intended to set Coke apart from imitators.

The sale was part of a weekend "Icons and Idols" auction offering collections that include rock-n-roll, sports and political memorabilia.

Auction site: www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/37/lot/11931





Records show supermodel Christie Brinkley owes $531,000 in back taxes, and the IRS has filed a lien against her.

The Daily News of New York reports that the tax lien was filed Nov. 21 on a mansion in Bridgehampton on New York's Long Island, where she lives.

A spokeswoman for Brinkley says the star was surprised to hear the lien had been filed.

Spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says: "Christie Brinkley ... has instructed her team to resolve the matter immediately."

Brinkley was once married to Billy Joel. She made her Broadway debut this year playing Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago."



BTW Christie I'll pay for dinner!

Dave Out!




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