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Watercooler Stories – July 24, 2012 – UPI.com

Kitty takes a tumble in washer MAYFIELD, Scotland, July 24 (UPI) — A Scottish family likely will check its laundry basket a bit more closely before tossing clothes into the washer to avoid washing their cat. Emma Lothian of Mayfield said Tinker, a 10-week-old tortoiseshell, was nestled in the laundry …

In Laos, the Lady and the Jars – NYTimes.com

STUFFED with passengers and piled high with luggage, our minivan careened down a twisting mountain road, descending across northern Laos. The spot where I got carsick, I later learned, was precisely where the unfinished French colonial road had reached its westernmost end in 1932. That year, an archaeologist named Madeleine …

Bomb blast spurs security crackdown | Bangkok Post: news

Security measures have been beefed up in the deep South after a car bomb attack in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district yesterday morning. Army Region 4 commander Udomchai Thammasarorath ordered all military units in the South to tighten security measures to deter any further attacks by militants. Col Pramote Prom-in, deputy …

Halfhearted Half Brother – NYTimes.com

My father recently died. His daughter from his first marriage (which ended several years before his marriage to my mother) has made efforts to stay in touch with me since his death. I have never had a direct relationship with my half sister. She has had a difficult life, missing …