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  • Found this at a garage sale, any idea what it was used for?

    01/09/2012 11:26:39 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 81 replies
    I found this watering can over the weekend, I think it had a special use because of its shape and tiny pour spout.
  • Astronauts Urge Preservation Of T-38s

    01/11/2011 10:12:06 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies ^ | Jan 10, 2011 | Mark Carreau
    Astronauts Urge Preservation Of T-38s Jan 10, 2011 By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Though the 30-year-old space shuttle fleet is headed for retirement this year, NASA’s director of flight crew operations and chief astronaut believe the agency should continue to fly a reduced fleet of aging T-38 supersonic jet aircraft based near Johnson Space Center as an essential part of future astronaut training. Brent Jett, a two-time shuttle commander who oversees the directorate responsible for NASA’s astronaut corps and aircraft operations at Houston’s Ellington Field, and Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who served as commander during the most recent of her...
  • Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million

    07/27/2010 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | July 27 2010 | Alan Duke
    os Angeles, California (CNN) -- Rick Norsigian's hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter. Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 -- negotiated down from $70 -- are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser. Those boxes contained 65 glass negatives created by famed nature photographer Ansel Adams in the early period of his career. Experts believed the negatives were destroyed in a 1937 darkroom fire that destroyed 5,000 plates. "It truly...
  • Feds swarming garage sales and church bazaars?

    08/21/2009 1:53:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,413+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    When our founders created the federal government, I’m pretty sure they didn’t anticipate having its power reach into their carriage houses. Thanks to a particularly asinine piece of legislation called the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act, though, we now have federal inspectors threatening to start investigating yard sales and church bazaars. They say they’re just going to focus on thrift stores and Craigslist … for now: If you’re planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you’d best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is...
  • What big government? Feds to regulate garage sales

    08/23/2009 7:13:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1,829+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/22/2009 | Rick Moran
    This story is actually a couple of days old but I wanted to write about it because it portrays a bureaucratic mindset that we would have to deal with if health care reform passes. The Bush era Congress passed the "Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act" in August of 2008. It was, as most legislation, an overreaction to the Chinese toy scare. It was designed to "require extensive testing of any toy, book, or item of clothing intended for kids under the age of 12." But ambitious bureaucrats have taken the bill and interpreted it to mean "used" toys as well....
  • Gov. Proposes Selling L.A. Coliseum, Other Properties To Raise Cash

    05/13/2009 5:55:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 856+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 13th 2009
    Gov. proposes selling L.A. Coliseum, other properties to raise cash Other state assets that could be put on the block include San Quentin State Prison and the Orange County Fairgrounds. The move could raise between $600 million and $1 billion, according to a proposal. By Michael Rothfeld May 13, 2009 Reporting from Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to sell the Los Angeles Coliseum, San Quentin State Prison, the Orange County Fairgrounds and other state property to raise cash amid the state's growing fiscal crisis, according to a copy of a proposal reviewed by The Times. Sale of the properties,...
  • Pamela Anderson has garage sale in Malibu

    05/04/2008 9:05:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 245+ views
    LOS ANGELES – You may never get a date with Pamela Anderson, but now you can buy her used linens, old clothes and a chair she once sat in. Anderson was holding a weekend estate sale in Malibu, offering French country furniture, chandeliers, Depression glass, jewelry, antique toys, dirt bikes and other items, including a Chrysler electric car, according to an Internet flyer from Helping Hand Estate Sale Service, which was coordinating the sale. The company set up a pink Web page detailing the sale and headlined with a cartoon blonde straddling the word “Pamela.” The sale was scheduled through...
  • Wife inadvertently sells ashes of husband's ex at garage sale

    08/07/2007 4:28:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies · 260+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | August 7, 2007
    ELMIRA, N.Y. — A New York state woman who was quick with the bargains at her rummage sale mistakenly accepted 50 cents for a ceramic turtle with the ashes of her husband's previous wife inside. Now, Anita Lewis is desperately searching for the buyer who said she planned to use the urn as a cookie jar. Ms. Lewis said she hauled items into her yard early Saturday while her husband slept.
  • Do you have an interesting flea market story?

    12/25/2005 4:20:52 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 32 replies · 640+ views
    Vanity | 12-25-05 | Jo Nuvark
    Do you have an interesting story about a Flea Market, Auction, Swap Meet or Garage Sale? Do you know anyone who met their spouse this way or found a lost treasure? Do you have a tale about odd people you've met while scavenging? If so, please share them here. .
  • Hugh Sale! This is Series!

    08/12/2004 9:10:42 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 86 replies · 2,725+ views
    telephone pole
    Found on a telephone pole a few miles from my home... Ok, which FReeper in Apex NC is having a garage sale?
  • Actor Don Johnson's garage sale includes gift from Enzo Ferrari

    12/12/2002 7:31:27 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 9 replies · 510+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/12/02 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES(AP) - Don Johnson is clearing out his garage.</p> <p>Johnson is selling six vehicles from his stable of cars, including a silver Ferrari Testerossa given to him by Enzo Ferrari in the 1980s when the actor was playing Sonny Crockett on the "Miami Vice" television series. Johnson drove a Ferrari on the show.</p>
  • Garage sale at the Lay house

    04/30/2002 7:00:01 PM PDT · by Liberty Teeth · 8 replies · 193+ views
    UPI ^ | 4-30-02 | UPI
    Lay to open secondhand shop HOUSTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The wife of former Enron Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Lay plans to open an upscale antique and design store, a family spokeswoman told United Press International Tuesday. Linda Lay and her daughter, Robin, plan to open in early May an antique and secondhand shop in Houston called Jus' Stuff. Ken Lay took millions with him when he left the company, whose bankruptcy wiped out most employees' pension savings. They plan to sell a wide range of items including the family's personal property and furniture from its rental...