Friday, August 31, 2007
The lower, larger lacrimal duct was severed, and the tissue at the place where it connects into the nose was destroyed to the point that the lower duct is pretty much useless. The smaller, upper duct was undamaged, and the surgeon is hopeful that the smaller duct can handle the job by itself. Time will tell.
We have an appointment for next Friday for Sarah's stitches to be removed, and then we'll pretty much be observing her to see if she has problems with tears draining from her right eye. We're to call the doctor with a report in about two months.
It sounds like Louie has managed to wake Sarah up.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Masterful pimiento cheese, Southern style
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 medium-size sweet onion, coarsely chopped
1 large clove garlic, cut into quarters
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 (4-ounce) jar chopped pimientos, drained
Dash of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Shred or grate cheese to medium-chunky texture and place in large bowl. Put
onion and garlic through food grinder or food processor and stir into cheese.
Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, pimientos and cayenne pepper. Add salt and pepper.
Cover mixture tightly and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight to let
flavors blend. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Note: This can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. Keep refrigerated in
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The CEO, Maritza Perez, and the general manager, Lynn Ellington, both introduced themselves to me and were very nice. They said that if you crave any particular Cuban dish and let them know ahead of time, they will prepare it especially for you. There was a baby grand in the place, and they said they feature live entertainment from time to time. Tostones gets a thumbs-up from me!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
After my meeting at DCS concluded and I had checked our post office box, I picked up Sarah from day care. She had another good day, and she gets to participate in gymnastics with her class tomorrow, so she's excited about that. We're just waiting for Sherry to get home at this point.
We all still keep in contact with Leslie's former boyfriend, Robert, and Laura and Grace met up with him. Since Laura and Leslie are identical twins, Robert had much fun telling all his buddies that Laura was Leslie and baby Grace was their love child. I'm sure it was quite humorous, knowing Robert.
They attended a wedding while they were there. Mom worked for many years for Dr. Charles Trado, a psychiatrist, and L&L have always been close to the Trados. Mom's friend Janet, who also worked for Dr. Trado, was the mother of the bride. It sounded like a beautiful wedding and a fun shindig.
I have a lot of friends from Hickory and Lenoir, and I really want to take Sherry and J&J and Sarah over there to make the rounds. This past weekend was just on too short a notice for us this time. I probably need to devote a vacation week to it to really see everything and everyone I'd like to see, especially since not all my North Carolina friends really talk to each other any more. Jake and Joey have seen some photos of Sherry and I sitting on an underwater rock (the lazy boy rock) at Wilson Creek gorge, and they've been asking to go ever since. It would also be nice to take them up to Blowing Rock, where Mom and Ron used to live. Sarah would love Tweetsie Railroad, since she digs trains.
Although Sherry and I and our whole family are obviously focused on Sarah's recovery, I do not intend for this blog to become a running commentary on her healing process. I will post updates occasionally, especially when we get more information from the doctor, but I now return you to your regularly scheduled Boongablogger.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Our precious Sarah was bitten in the face Friday night by a friend's dog. The worst injury was a gash in her right lower eyelid. She also has a puncture wound at the top of her forehead, a laceration diagonally across the forehead and two lacerations across the upper right eyelid.
The good news is that the eye itself is sound, and her vision seems to be unaffected. Also, the surgeon believes that the wounds will heal so that they will be difficult to notice. (The lower eyelid wound is from the corner of the eye nearest the nose in a crescent shape gash about a third of the way across the lower eyelid.)
The bad news is that the bite severed two ducts called the lacrimal ducts, that convey tears away from the eye and into the nasal passages. The surgeon hoped to be able to open these tiny structures by means of stints, but the tissue was too damaged for the stints. To give you an idea how tiny the lacrimal ducts are, the stints measure about .1 to .2 millimeters. The lifelong problem she will probably have to deal with is improper tear drainage, since the lacrimal ducts are so damaged, and greater frequency of eye infections.
Sarah's spirits are good, and she has been very brave for a three-year-old who has been bitten in the face by a Labrador-sized dog. As you might expect, this has been traumatic for the whole family.
As most of you know, I was bitten in the mouth by a small dog, a cairn terrier, when I was about six. The same dog about tore my sister Leslie's face off a year later, when she was about five. It required 47 stiches to close Leslie's wounds, and the terrier all but bit her nose off. I hated dogs before one attacked our child. The dog that attacked Sarah is under quarantine and will be destroyed Monday. It's shots were current, but it will still be tested for rabies.
Steve and Sherry
Friday, August 24, 2007
Although I was thirty when Dad died, I was just beginning my professional career, and I have missed sharing a lot with my father due to his early death. It was only after he died that I read some of his professional work as an urban planner, and realized how brilliant he was. To me, he was just good ol' Dad. I would have liked to have shared more of my "grown up" life with him, and I especially regret that he never knew Sherry, Jake and Joey and Sarah, and vice versa. He would have loved them.
I absolutely agree that it would be foolish to build a campfire in the woods when the woods are as dry as tinder from drought; however, it would greatly lessen my enjoyment of an overnight hike in cold weather if I could not enjoy looking forward to a campfire to dry out my boots and gear when I reach the campsite.
The whole veteran/rookie language struck me as elitist. ("I'm a real hiker, and you're not.") I've put a few miles on my hiking boots in my day and been a regular denizen of the forest since I was a scout, and I always build a fire on any camping trip, as long as there is dead wood and no drought. It's a big part of the enjoyment of camping to me.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Fortunately the problem with her car was more dramatic than anything else. It blew out a coolant hose, but Chuck has to order the hose from Volvo. Hopefully his crew will get it fixed by this afternoon.
I'm going to assign myself mainly to bedrest today, and try to shake this illness, so Sherry will take the Nissan to work. I'll run Sarah to school while Sherry gets ready this morning.
The Maryville Daily Times is reporting today that there are several road projects coming to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the near future. Work on Parsons Branch Road continues. Here are the other projects:
A contract to repair and stabilize the Indian Face rock outcropping, damaged in a landslide, on Little River Road will be awarded in 2007 or 2008.The landslide on Foothills Parkway completely covers the road, and you have to detour off around the pile of rocks. It will be nice to have that cleared away.
A contract to repair landslide damage on Foothills Parkway West, two miles from the intersection of U.S. 321 and the Foothills Parkway, will be awarded in 2008.
A contract for repaving the stretch of U.S. 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge could be awarded as early as next month.
Park officials announced in July that the current phase of construction towards completion of the 1.6 mile-long “Missing Link” of the Foothills Parkway will not be finished by September as anticipated.
He took off to Montgomery, Alabama, to see his mom, and then she will take him over to the Big Easy. Stewart is going to fly in to join them in several days.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The chapter house is about five minutes from home, but Sarah's school is about twenty minutes away in the other direction, so we'll have to leave at 7:00 this morning in order for me to get back over to this side of town for Red Cross. Then I have to drive back into town for juvenile court at 9:00. Sherry is training this week, and she has to be at work in Powell, about 30 minutes away, at 8:30. It will be a busy morning.
Monday, August 20, 2007
After I moved to Nashville, someone, allegedly the Tennessee Valley Authority, put two goats out there on my island. I don't know what the goats did out there, but Gilbert says they're gone now, precluding the goat roast I had planned. I look forward to inspecting the island before fall sets in. I hope goats like to eat poison ivy and privet hedge, both of which I had almost eradicated at one point.
Anyway, Sarah left Kitty at Wannie's a couple of weeks ago, and seems to have done just fine without it. Ta just came downstairs, and she's lugging Kitty.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Our impatiens plants still look nice, but they are drinking a lot of water.
I ran across this cartoon this morning and grinned. My grandmother, Queen of Duct Tape Repairs, would be proud.
I also saw an ad for Savelli's, an Italian restaurant on Sutherland Avenue we used to patronize in our college days. Back then, they didn't serve alcohol, but you could brown bag your own in. We'd usually pick up beer at the place next door. I remember they had a nice, quaint atmosphere, and really good Italian cuisine. I must be hungry.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I ordered an interesting dish Thursday. It centers around an avocado, which is stuffed with your choice of meat, then covered in Monterrey Jack cheese, breaded and deep-fried. It was wonderful, but definitely more food than one person can eat in one sitting. I would recommend that two people share it, especially since you get complementary chip and salsa. The cheese and avocado affair was really different, but all that fried cheese was very heavy on my stomach.
The word "aguacate" was part of the name of the dish. I've learned that "aguacate" is Spanish for avocado.
Here's some information from Wikipedia about sushi. The type Sherry likes is the makizushi. The Wikipedia article has a lot of information, including some history.
Outside of Japan, sushi is sometimes misunderstood to mean the raw fish by itself, or even any fresh raw-seafood dishes. In Japan, however, sliced raw fish alone is called sashimi and is distinct from sushi.
There are various types of sushi: sushi served rolled inside nori (dried and pressed layer sheets of seaweed or alga) called makizushi (巻き) or rolls; sushi made with toppings laid with hand-formed clumps of rice called nigirizushi (にぎり); toppings stuffed into a small pouch of fried tofu called inarizushi; and toppings served scattered over a bowl of sushi rice called chirashi-zushi (ちらし).
Sherry's meal, on the other hand, was delicious. It was a pasta and shrimp dish, with a really interesting spicy-sweet sauce. Sherry has been a sushi fan for some time now, and regularly buys it at our local Kroger. Lemon Grass has a real sushi bar, where you can sit and watch the preparation of the sushi. Sherry ordered her favorites, California roll and Crunchy shrimp roll (no raw food), which she brought home. We had some for supper last night, and it was really fresh and good.
I had 1:30 court, and Sherry took me to the courthouse, where we'd left my car and files during our errands. As we pulled in, my adversary, Susan Rushing, was leaving the courthouse. I wanted to introduce Sherry to her, and while we were talking she told me Mayor Cunningham had closed the courthouse. One of the other lawyers in our case zoomed out of the parking lot as we were standing there, and just after he made his escape, the juvenile court administrator told us the power was back on.
As much as I would have loved to get an early start to our weekend, I had caused my client to be transported to town from the penitentiary in Whiteville, so I felt like I better take care of his case since he was here. I also had several other matters to attend to, and it turned out to be a fairly productive afternoon. I even picked up a couple of interesting and unusual cases while I was there.
It turned out the electricity problem was related to a failed breaker, and about 11,000 homes lost power for about twenty minutes.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
The name Gitchee Gumee (Ke-che-gum-me) has been derived from the Algonquin native language. Gitchee means "all powerful" and Gumee means "lake". Lake Superior was known by the native people as the "All Powerful Lake".
We've just watched a History Channel piece on the sinking of a ship named Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior, and I thought I remembered the name from a song. It was written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot. Here are the lyrics, which tell the story of the storm and the ship's demise.
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitchee Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.
With a load of iron ore - 26,000 tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early
The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
As the big freighters go it was bigger than most
With a crew and the Captain well seasoned.
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
And later that night when the ships bell rang
Could it be the North Wind they'd been feeling.
The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the Captain did, too,
Twas the witch of November come stealing.
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
When the gales of November came slashing
When afternoon came it was freezing rain
In the face of a hurricane West Wind
When supper time came the old cook came on deck
Saying fellows it's too rough to feed ya
At 7PM a main hatchway caved in
He said fellas it's been good to know ya.
The Captain wired in he had water coming in
And the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when his lights went out of sight
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Does anyone know where the love of God goes
When the words turn the minutes to hours
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
If they'd fifteen more miles behind her.
They might have split up or they might have capsized
They may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.
Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the ruins of her ice water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams,
The islands and bays are for sportsmen.
And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered.
In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
The church bell chimed, 'til it rang 29 times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitchee Gumee
Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I didn't get home from court until 5:00 this afternoon. I talked to Sherry just before she left work, and it sounds like she survived her first day on her new job. She should be home any moment now.
I miss my girls!
Biff and Leah have been out at Mighty Oak both times we've been out there this summer, and Sarah invaded their tent on Sunday morning the last time. She was producing imaginary camping supplies yesterday, and pulled out "Uncle Biff," whom I guess she considers essential for camping. I called and told him the story, and he got a kick out of it.
I have errands to take care of this morning after I drop Sarah off, and then I have juvenile court this afternoon, so it should be a busy day for all three of us.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Wannie is due back from Washington, DC, this afternoon a bit after 3:00. Les called this morning to say that they may come by our place, which is near the airport, before Mom heads back to her place to ready herself for the work week.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Sarah selected another Roald Dahl movie, The Big Friendly Giant, and she's been in her room quietly watching it since we got home, so it must be pretty good. I picked up a new audiobook, Short History of World War I, since I am about to finish Short History of World War II. I wasn't aware the former existed until this morning.
Sherry's bringing home a stamp collection of GG's, so I checked her out a couple of books about philatelic values. She also found her Welcome Back Kotter record player in GG's attic. We're anxiously awaiting Sherry's return home this afternoon.
Friday, August 10, 2007
For those readers not familiar with the show, the Omnitrix is the wristwatch-like alien device that allows young Ben Tennyson to turn into one of ten different alien creatures, so you have to buy eleven different toy action figures.
I've been curious what the lyrics to the Ben Ten theme song are. Here they are:
It started when an alien device did what it did
And stuck itself upon his wrist with secrets that it hid
Now he's got super powers
He's no ordinary kid
He's Ben 10 (Ben 10 Ben 10)
So if you see him you might be in for a big surprise
He'll turn into an alien before your very eyes
He's tiny, creepy, fast, and strong
He's every shape and size
He's Ben 10 (Ben 10 Ben 10)
With all powers he's on the case
Fighting off evil from Earth or space
He'll never stop 'til he makes them pay
'Cause he's the baddest kid to ever save the day
Ben 10! (Ben Ten Ben 10)
I also got to see some more friends from Blount County Juvenile Court, and Doug Dimond from the Tennessee Attorney General's office was one of the presenters. Doug is a lawyer's lawyer, and he's really a friendly fellow. He was one of two people who was shocked to see me in shorts and a T-shirt. I figure if there's ever a time to dispense with a woolen suit, it is on a 100 degree summer day.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Sherry liked Dr. Battle, though he did not end the appointment as I'd hoped. He remarked on Sherry's lovely smile and thought she must have had braces because her teeth are so perfect. She got to Nashville around lunchtime, and she and Grams just got to GG's place about thirty minutes ago, so they're just starting that process.
Boong had fun at school and was playing at a table with blocks when I got there. She's still happy about going back tomorrow, so I'll call it a good first day.
Sherry had a dentist appointment with Dr. Battle, the dentist I've been seeing since third grade, this morning, and then she headed to Nashville. I just got out of court and am off to the Airport Hilton for my seminar, so I'll check in with her en route. I'm curious to know whether Dr. Battle concluded her exam with his usual, "Now get on out of here before I find something wrong with you."
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
The party at La's for Stew was apparently a big success, and Laura went all out on the meal. Les and Fraz brought some friends with them, and they all headed back over to Fuzzy Manor afterward. It sounds like everyone had a pretty full weekend.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Sarah still hasn't quite warmed to the idea of peeing in the woods, and unfortunately she peed in her swimsuit while standing in the gravel. Thenceforth, we called it "peed gravel."
Sarah enjoyed wading around near the dock. Unfortunately, she doesn't want to wear her life jacket since no one else is. There's a dock that is atop pilings so that it doesn't move. There are two other pieces of dock that are anchored and do move. Sarah made a mistake I've seen happen many times and got herself between the stationary dock and one of the moving ones. As the moving one moved away from the stationary one, she fell in -- without her jacket. Fortunately, the water there was not over her head, and Sherry was right there. Still, it was pretty scary.
Bart pulled up in his mom's really nice deck boat about an hour or so after we got there. I have to say, Bart really put some work into sprucing the place up for the shindig. Sike and Julie and Thomas, Hillary and baby Ellie came out later in the afternoon, and Biff and Leah did as well. J&J and Thomas and Hillary know each other, and they had a good time playing at the dock. Bart's girlfriend, Kim, brought her two kids as well, so all of the older kids enjoyed hanging out with one another. Ellie is now walking, and she got to go on a ride on the big boat. The older kids got to tube behind the boat.
Sherry took Sarah home rather than spend the night, and they had a nice girls' night in. They came out the next morning and brought us biscuits from McDonald's. Biff and Leah got up for breakfast, and we visited with them some more before we headed home. Upon our return to civilization, we cleaned up and took the kids to have Uno Pizza.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Biff and Leah Byrd are coming out tonight, and Sike and Julie were considering coming as well. It should be a good evening for it.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
A note from Garrison Keillor:
After the tragic collapse of the Interstate bridge over the Mississippi, scores of you have e-mailed to ask if we're all accounted for and all right, and so far as we can tell, the answer seems to be yes. We're on a relaxed summer schedule in August and many of the staff are taking days off. Life is fragile, though, and there are plenty of reminders. The daughter of a musician who's been on the show since the early days was just shot in Cape Town, South Africa, by a young man who wanted her knapsack. The bullet passed within a millimeter of her heart and grazed a lung. She is expected to recover. Grandma has flown in to help care for the daughter's infant child. And we think of the rescue workers who are doing the dangerous work of recovery even now — may God watch and preserve them.
Astronomers discover distant, icy Earth-like planet
An international team of astrophysicists has discovered a new planet five times the size of Earth, the smallest extrasolar planet revealed to date outside of our solar system.
|European Southern Observatory|
|Artist's impression of the newly discovered exoplanet, with five times the mass of Earth, and the red dwarf star it orbits. (Click here to download a high-resolution image.)|
Using a network of telescopes scattered across the globe, the group discovered the extrasolar planet is more Earth-like than any other planet found so far. It circles its parent star every 10 years. The discovery opens a new chapter in the search for planets that support life.
“That fact that we stumbled on one means there are thousands of them out there,” said Kem Cook, an astronomer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who is also a member of PLANET (Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork), a part of the group that made the discovery. “It’s got a solid core. Its mass is low enough that it couldn’t hold itself together if it were just gas,” Cook said.
The new planet and its red dwarf parent star lies in the constellation Sagittarius, not far from the central bulge of our galaxy.
To date, more than 200 planets within the Milky Way have been found. The majority, however, are gas giants – close to the size of Jupiter or Saturn – that orbit their parent star at distances much less than the distance from Earth to the sun. The new planet, made of rock and ice, orbits at three times the distance from Earth to the sun.
The team used a technique called microlensing, an idea that Albert Einstein came up with in 1936. By observing a particular star (A) on the sky, imagine another star (B) in the line of sight toward A. Einstein showed that when A, B and the observer are exactly aligned, a ring-like image will be formed. Star B acts as a gravitational lens by bending the light of star A toward the observer. From there, objects such as planets or white dwarfs around A temporarily brighten star B.
In this case, star A causes a characteristic brightening in star B that lasts about a month. Any planets orbiting star A can produce an additional signal, lasting days for giant planets down to hours for Earth-mass planets. The planet is not directly ‘seen,’ or even the star that it’s orbiting, but its presence can be deduced from the effect of its gravity. In the case of the newly found planet, the extra brightening lasted about 12 hours.
|Trent Schindler, National Science Foundation|
|Illustration of light waves from a distant star bent by gravitational lensing. (Click here to view a video explaining microlensing.)|
“There’s a deviation of light when a planet is in the way,” Cook said. “In this instance, there was a half-day brightening that was indicative of a planet.”
The new planet – designated OGLE-2005-BLG-290 Lb – orbits a red dwarf five times less massive than the sun. Its cool parent star and large orbit implies that the surface temperature is close to 428 degrees Fahrenheit below zero, much too cold for liquid water. Astronomers predict that its rocky surface is probably deeply buried beneath frozen oceans.
“There must be lots of these out there,” Cook said. “The microlensing technique is not going to find nearby planets. We’re not going to discover planets to which NASA can fly. Microlensing can tell us how common planets are in distant parts of the galaxy and probe details of planetary formation that other techniques cannot.”
The discovery is the joint effort of three independent microlensing campaigns: PLANET/RoboNet, OGLE (Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment), and MOA (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics), involving a total of 73 collaborators affiliated with 32 institutions in 12 countries – France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, South Africa and Japan.
In most cases, new planets have been found using a technique called the Doppler shift, in which the wavelength of light emitted by a moving object is shifted due to its motion. Radiation is red-shifted when an object is moving away from us and blue-shifted when the object is moving toward us. Astronomers use Doppler shifts to calculate precisely how fast stars and other astronomical objects move toward or away from Earth. As a giant planet orbits a star, it tugs it back and forth, producing a very small (meters per second) Doppler shift. Most planets found using the Doppler shift method, however, have been giant gas planets.
Microlensing is more sensitive to planets that orbit their star at distances that are in the range of the Earth-sun separation. OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb is only the third extra-solar planet discovered so far from microlensing searches.
The new planet and its red dwarf parent star lie in the constellation Sagittarius, not far from the central bulge of our galaxy.
The research appears in the Jan. 26 edition of the journal Nature.
Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
Our country is full of old infrastructure like that bridge. It's bad enough to have terrorists out to blow up our stuff without having old stuff just falling in on its own. I suspect the engineers will tell us that if the bad guys had wanted to knock that bridge down, it wouldn't have taken much to do the job.
Fisher-Price Recalls Licensed Character Toys Due To Lead Poisoning HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, and other children�s toys
Units: About 967,000
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys could contain excessive levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled involves various figures and toys that were manufactured between April 19, 2007 and July 6, 2007 and were sold alone or as part of sets. The model names and product numbers for the recalled toys, which are all marked with �Fisher-Price,� are listed below. The toys may have a date code between 109-7LF and 187-7LF marked on the product or packaging.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for between $5 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price. Consumers will need to return the product and will receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the consumer�s choice (up to the value of the returned product).
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Fisher-Price at (800) 916-4498 anytime or visit the firm�s Web site at www.service.mattel.com
|33662 Elmo Light Up Musical Pal|
33664 Big Bird Light Up Musical Pal
39038 Elmo Tub Sub
87946 Elmo Keyboard
90609 Elmo Collectible
90612 Zoe Collectible
90614 Big Bird Collectible
93068 Elmo Boom Box
93307 Press N Go Elmo
93492 Cookie Saxophone
93615 Splash Tub Puzzle
B7554 Count To Beat Elmo
B7987 Elmo In The Giggle Box
B9620 Dora's Talking House
C6908 Dora, Backpack, Perrito Figure Pack
C6909 Diego Figure Pack
C6911 Boots, Tico Figure Pack
G5112 Sing With Elmo's Greatest Hits
H2943 Grow With Me Elmo Sprinkler
H3344 Birthday Dora
H5570 Elmo & Pals (Elmo, Zoe, Bigbird)
H4628 Water Fun Tote
H8237 Blue 3 Pack Figures In Tube
H9124 Chef Dora
H9186 Giggle Grabber Ernie
J0338 Diego Talking Field Journal
J0344 Go Diego Go Deep Sea Rescue
J0346 Go Diego Go Talking Rescue 4 X 4
J5936 Giggle Grabber Chef Cookie Monster
J6537 Sesame Street Giggle Toolbelt
J6763 Royal Boots And Tico
J7983 Sesame Street Tub Pots & Pans
J9692 Dora's Talking Pony Place
K3414 Diego - Talking Gadget Belt
K3580 Fairytale Adventure Dora
K4140 Toucan Motorcycle Rescue
L3194 Surprise Inside Diego Eggs
L3488 Sesame Street Birthday Figure Pack
L3507 Sesame Street - Super Boom Box
L5202 Birthday Dora
L8905 Pablo & Pals
M0352 Dora Figures Diego & Bear
M0527 Sesame Street Giggle Doodler
M2051 Lets Go Rescue Center
| 33663 Ernie Light Up Musical Pal|
34658 Elmo Stacking Rings
39054 Sesame Street Shape Sorter
90267 Ernie Splashin' Fun Trike
90611 Cookie Collectible
90613 Ernie Collectible
90745 Construction Playset
93107 Action Fire Engine
93308 Rev & Go Cookie Monster
93493 Elmo's Guitar
93780 Music And Lights Phone
B7888 Shake, Giggle & Roll
B7989 Silly Parts Talking Elmo
C6910 Swiper Figure Pack
G3825 Dora Talking Vamonos Van
G9717 Giggle Doodler
H3343 Cousin Daisy
H5569 Elmo & Pals (Elmo, Cookie, Ernie)
H4187 Dora Figures In Tube
H8236 Dora 3 Pack Figures In Tube
H8238 Sponge Bob 3 Pack Figures In Tube
H9125 Bedtime Dora
H9188 Giggle Grabber Oscar The Grouch
J0343 Go Diego Go Antarctic Rescue
J0345 Go Diego Go Mountain Rescue
J5935 Giggle Grabber Soccer Elmo
J6762 Queen Mami
J6765 Prince Diego
J9518 Sesame Street Giggle Drill
K0617 Twins Nursery
K3571 Go Diego Go Mobile Rescue Unit
K4139 Go Diego Go Dinosaur Rescue
L0305 Dora Figure
L3215 Sesame Street Elmo Jack-In-The-Box
L5813 Diego Tub Trike
M0351 Dora Figures Dora & Kitty
M0524 Go Diego Go Talking Gadget
M0732 Dora's Talking House
M2052 Fairytale Castle
Family-operated full-service restaurant specializing in Polish and Eastern European fine cuisine. Said to be the only authentic Polish restaurant in Tennessee.
Dinner menu features duck breast in Grand Marnier sauce, pork tenderloin in brie sauce, and New Zealand lamb. Lunch menu features pierogis, stuffed cabbage, and similar Polish specialities.
The location in a remodeled "E" house provides a cozy atmosphere, including intimate spaces.
Hours may vary, so phone ahead.
The owners formerly operated a cafe in the Oak Ridge Mall serving home-cooked specialties from Poland.
I just walked my doctor-authorized mile, and I noticed a man surveying the job. I assume he was the property owner or manager from his khakis and golf shirt. He was definitely not dressed for roofing. Unfortunately, one of the crew pulled in just about then, and I heard a man, the foreman I presume, tell him the job starts at 6:30. It was 7:10. The moral of the story is don't show up late to work when the boss has someone to impress.