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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 58 August 2008 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Laptop Security 
  • by Mike Rochelle
  • True or False?
  •  by Scott Larson
  • PictureFind 
  • by BMI Staff
  • It's a KIDS World!
  •  by Rochelle Helms
  • Twitter to Space 
  • by Michelle Mook
  • Crossword
  •  by Carol Hall
  • What are you looking for? 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • Laugh until you cry!
  •  by Tony Abrego
  • Star Fruit 
  • by Gena Bybee
  • Wordfind
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Movie Review 
  • by KJ Newby
  • Kudos
  •  by Matt Stephens
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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         Greetings to all of you!  This month The On Ramp contains articles about space for a theme of  "Beyond the Stars".   I enjoy getting out my telescope occasionally and taking a look at the night sky.  When I do that, I am always amazed to realize that we actually have  exploration vehicles out there taking photographs and samples, sending them back to earth for review and testing.  I recently went to see the new Disney/Pixar  movie titled Wall-E, and it was a cute depiction of earth hundreds of years in the future. 
         There is a lonely little robot on earth...working feverishly to sort through all the garbage left on earth.  He tries to sort through and categorize it...when he runs across one of those Fast Food Sporks" and he cannot decide if it is a spoon or a fork.  That is just one of many funny moments poking fun at the human race in the movie. 
      So, if you are like me and enjoy a good Disney/Pixar G-rated family movie...this is for you! 
         I hope you enjoy this edition of The On Ramp, and as always, I welcome your comments and additions to the newsletter!

    True or False?
    by Scott Larson

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    "Did NASA really land a man on the moon?"
    "Did our Apollo astronauts ever leave low-earth-orbit?"
    "If we were in a race to the moon with the Russians, why didn't they follow us there?"
    "Were the photographs faked?"

         These are questions that are often asked by conspiracy theorists. One websi... - CONTINUED

    It's a KIDS World!
    by Rochelle Helms

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         "Do you remember closing your eyes real tight and making a wish on the first star you saw in the night sky?"

         I do and to be honest, I still do it.

         The other night, there was an unusually bright star to the left of the moon. My 5 year old said: "Can I make a wish, Mom?" Af... - CONTINUED

    by Carol Hall

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    Congratulations to James C. of College Place, WA for winning the drawing for the July 2008 Crossword! He received a $25.00 credit on his BMI account!

         ANNOOUNCEMENT:  In keeping with the theme of this month's appears that our crossword puzzle program has been invaded by aliens from another planet.  We are experiencing a blackhole that is preventing us from being able to publish a crossword puzzle this month.  We hope to have this issue resolved in time for next month's newsletter!  Thank you for your patience and may the force be with us all! 

    Laugh until you cry!
    by Tony Abrego

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    Did you ever think the price of gas would ever get this high?

         Seems like there is no limit on how high it will get. I once thought the price of gas would never affect me, how wrong I was!  Now I just go with the flow and keep feeling the pain every time I fill up my gas tank.... - CONTINUED

    by Carol Hall

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    Congratulations Chet & Marge H. of Tonasket, WA for winning the drawing for the July 2008 Wordfind! They received a $25.00 credit on their BMI account! Please visit our August 2008 Wordfind puzzle.

    by Matt Stephens

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    "Michelle has been a great help to me and she follows up on things. I asked her to tell you she could have the rest of the day off and to give her a raise . .I know she didnt, so please do."
    -Ed P., Kennewick, WA

    |"hanks Erich and Michelle, I was so happy to get my password. BMI is the best internet service I ha... - CONTINUED

    Laptop Security
    by Mike Rochelle

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         On April, 28th, 2008, while having a peaceful breakfast in a very nice town along an Interstate in the State of Washington, I found that my Ford Expedition had been broken into. Besides stealing all of our suitcases, medications, cell phone with broken charger, they also stole my wife's lapto... - CONTINUED

    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations to Jan C. of Milton-Freewater, OR for winning the drawing for the July 2008 Picturefind! Jan received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account!
    Go to the August 2008 Picturefind.

    Twitter to Space
    by Michelle Mook

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    The best thing about the Internet is how easy it is to use it to stay abreast of one's hobbies. One of my lifelong interests has been in space exploration, and I've recently discovered a great way to follow Mars Phoenix and Saturn Cassini's exploits in the Solar System. by using CONTINUED

    What are you looking for?
    by Matt Stephens

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    Hello to everyone across our great nation! Have I told you yet that I love the summer season? It's just a great time of year to be alive. Waking up at 6 AM and spending a short time outside listening to the birds, and watching the sun rise over the orchard I live in; it's peaceful and beautiful.

         A couple of month... - CONTINUED

    Star Fruit
    by Gena Bybee

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    Star Fruit is a juicy tropical fruit grown in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, South America, but also in Hawaii and Florida, so they' are an easy fruit to find at your local grocery store or market.

    When ripe, star fruit turn mostly bright yellow with light tinges of gr... - CONTINUED

    Movie Review
    by KJ Newby

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    Beyond the Stars

          This is a Sci-Fi Drama that centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon.
          Eric, who is determined to become an astronaut...

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