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The Vox Box archive for Oct. 2007

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2007

17 year-old become milliionaire

Yeah. you read that right. A millionaire. So how much allowance are you getting nowadays, anyway?Ashley Qualls started the website when she was fourteen. The site mostly offers designs for MySpace pages, garnering its revenue from advertisers.There is an article and video here.Is this...

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Current Events Quiz, week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

Questions: 1. In recent years what would have happened last Saturday night/Sunday morning but now is occurring this coming weekend? (HINT: The change confused not only people but also some electronics devices as well.) 2. A suicide bomber in Iraq killed 29 this week, but...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2007

The high heel race...

NBC News: Oct. 28: Emergency personnel were on hand in Mexico City, Sunday, as women donned high heels to compete in 100 meter races. No severe injuries were reported.High heel raceI think I could take some of these women...

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Hunter’s pics revive Bigfoot debate

(Associated Press) Hunter Rick Jacobs of Ridgway, Penn, says he captured an image of the elusive Sasquatch. Or perhaps a baby Sasquatch. Or perhaps a juvenile Sasquatch...Or maybe a bear with a skin problem.Jacobs had a camera set up to get a shot of deer,...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2007

The Realities of College Today

The Spokesman ran a very intriguing column today. My history teacher brought it up in class, and I thought it was worth sharing.The whole idea is that big-name schools aren't all they're cracked up to be. What's worse, they may be encouraging you to apply...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2007

Haunted Houses

What do you do if your house is haunted? Troy Taylor may have the answers with over 40 books about the paranormal. Here's a little blurb on what to do.Do any of you have any haunted house stories? If you don't have any real ones,...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2007

Your weekend chuckle...

For next time you are frustrated when those around you see all the signs, but don't do a thing about it...(Note this is from The Onion. It is satire...)Preemptive Memorial Honors Future Victims Of Imminent Dam Disaster

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2007

MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2007

Dumbledore is Gay.

Well, I didn't see that coming.I'm not talking about the actor, J.K. Rowling said at a reading that Dumbledore is gay. She said that Gellert Grindelwald, the wizard Dumbledore defeated and had those insightful conversations with was his love interest.Yes, it's weird, see for yourself.I...

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Seven year old suspended for "water gun"

A second-grader in DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J was suspended for one day after drawing a photo of what his mother claims to be him shooting a water gun.He gave his masterpiece to a friend whose parent's were not fond of it.The article is hereDo you think...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2007

Alien in a Duck!

Apparently an x-ray was done on a duck because it hurt it's poor wing and the x-ray showed what looked like the head of an alien.Here is the video.The duck supposedly didn't make it... so they did an autopsy which showed no alien.Oh and now...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2007

Volleyball team finds deer carcass on bus

SAN ANTONIO -- A girl's high school volleyball team was shocked to find a bloody deer carcass on their bus after a game against a rival.Members of the Comfort High School Whitetail Deer volleyball team came across the remains of a dead deer after playing...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2007

Read about us on Sunday. We are cute!

In Sunday's Spokesman Review, you can read about a day in the life of a typical Spokane (and Coeur d' Alene!) teenager.For one day, Vox writers and photographers journaled their day from the morning's alarm beep and back to the pillow again. Go and check...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2007

Airport Screeners miss Most Fake Bombs

60% of Fake Bombs sent through security to test the screener's efficiency managed to make it past security.That's trouble.But don't worry everyone! They're improving!The article doesn't say what they improved from (hopefully it's not an improvement from a 100% smuggle rate, that would be too...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2007

Speaking of drunks...

AP Published: October 16: MINDEN, Nev. -- A man who was out on bail following a drunken driving arrest is back behind bars after he was caught drinking a 12-pack of beer on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn. Martin Ruiz asked the judge to release...

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Current Events Quiz

Week of Oct. 15-19, 2007... This week we're doing something a little different. Match the newsmaker in the first list with his or her description in the second list. _____ 1. Al Gore _____ 2. O.J. Simpson _____ 3. Condoleezza Rice _____ 4. Hillary Clinton...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2007

Leslie's Movie Review!

After FINALLY coming out...Across the Universe was AMAZING.Even for those who may not be a fan of musicals, this is Beatles music! Come on!I highly recommend you all go out and see it. Right now.It is playing at Northtown and Downtown.On the top three favorite...

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