Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Coyote Visits Chicago Sandwich Stop

This is crazy.........blame it on global warming. :o)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

CHICAGO — For one day, at least, the roadrunner was safe. It seems the coyote was hankering for another kind of fast food.

Employees and customers at a downtown Chicago Quiznos sandwich shop were stunned to see a coyote walk through the propped-open front door Tuesday afternoon and lie down in a cooler stocked with fruit juice and soda.

"It wasn't aggressive at all," restaurant manager Bina Patel told the Chicago Tribune. "It was just looking around."

Employees and customers calmly cleared out of the restaurant, though some took the time to finish their sandwiches and snap some cell-phone photos, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Animal control officers took the passive coyote away after about 40 minutes, after a curious crowd had gathered outside.

"This one definitely I will definitely remember forever. A coyote in downtown Chicago," Quiznos employee Rick Torres told WLS-TV.

The city captures 10 to 15 coyotes every year, especially in the spring when they are most active, said Anne Kent, director of Chicago Animal Care and Control. Veterinarians will examine the coyote and, if he is not injured, release him into the wild.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A Neat Trick

If you have ever wondered where people actually lived in your ward now you can see a ward map online: it is actual pretty simple to do..........

The information is all on this page:

Ward Map>Step 1> So you want a Ward Map?

Step 1: Got to and login to your ward site. (Its under the "About the Church" and then "Stake and Ward Websites") If you have never accessed this then you will need your church membership information, including membership number and confirmation date.

Step 2: Click on "Membership Directory"

Step 3: At the top of the list, right side there is a cvs option left click and then click "OK" Save this file to the desktop in order to find it later.

Step 4: Download this file to the desktop:

Step 5: Run the script file: It will ask you if you have the membership directory, click "OK" then find the File you saved in step 3 and hit enter.

Step 6: A new window should pop-up with a map and info search bar. Wait for the markers to load onto the map and you should have a quick map of your ward members.

(Note: if you don't have Flash Player you can load it here. If you need to change the settings for it then click on the Settings and on the third tab at the top change, Global Security Settings, the setting to "Always Allow")

Enjoy the fun.