Friday, January 16, 2009

Weekend Forecast/Marathon Weather/Jury Duty Scam

My mother-in-law emailed to say it was 15 below zero this morning in Council Bluffs, Iowa...fortunately no wind but certainly cold enough. Still very chilly but moderating slightly over the weekend in the northern plains, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes states and northeast. Highs in these locations will be in the teen and 20s on Saturday. The exception will be northern Maine will highs will be in the negative single digits. It will be warming up even more in places like Council Bluffs.

Houston will be moderating...lows on Saturday in the 40s with highs in the middle 60s and on Sunday, lows will be in the 50s with highs in the upper 60s. There could be a few showers on Sunday...mainly early...keep that in mind marathoners--roads might be slick. By the way--good luck marathoners!!!

Let's do marathon or maratón, pronounced mah-rah-TONE. Good luck and don't break a leg at the maratón.

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My friend Stephanie Beardsley (veterinarian in Austin) sent me this important information about a jury duty scam. Beware!
From: Daily Log <>Subject: Jury Duty ScamTo: newlifehutto@yahoo.comDate: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 8:58 AM
This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.
The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.
The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado. This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
Check it out here: And here:

Happy weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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