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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 238 - Friday, October 31, 2003
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Hi all,

Sorry about the late digest. Busy, busy busy.
Have a great weekend.

Thurmond
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Index to Today's Digest

01  NEW: OPTICON
02  RE: book on Faceting in Portuguese wanted
03  RE: book on Faceting in Portuguese wanted
04  NEW: I Just Got Back From North Carolina !

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Message:01

Subject: OPTICON
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 04:27:49 -0500
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "tom" <tmiller2.2@juno.com>

     I am using Opticon to seal fractures in gemstones.
 So far i am not having too much success,
   I am using reccommended mixtures but it does not seem to seal the
fractures.
  Can anyone suggest a better approach?
      Sincerely,Tom Miller

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Message:02

Subject: Re: Issue No. 237 - Thursday, October 30, 2003
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 10:23:30 -0300
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: David Stanley <davids@mail.cdlto.com.br>

    Re: book on faceting in Portugese
   Our buying offices and shop are in brazil's cutting center-Teofilo
Otoni. and has been for decades. I may have seen a pamflet but do not
remember seeing a book on faceting in Portugese. What I have seen was
about jamm pegging. Do you want me to try to track something down?
   David Stanley Epstein

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Message:03

Subject: Faceting book in Portuguese needed
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 11:36:57 -0500 (EST)
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: dojac@webtv.net (Jack Denne)

Hi.  A kind offer of instruction Videos from Michael Williams received
and answered. So far no word from Toronto area but wonder if any list
members from Brazil could help?    TIA    Jack

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Message:04

Subject: I Just Got Back From North Carolina !
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003 12:07:02 -0600
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Carl Mauritz" <gemhunter@frontiernet.net>

Hi Every One,

I just got home from Burnsville North Carolina. I put up a web page with a
trip report that you all can read at:
http://www.huntforgems.com/falltrip03.html I had a great time there even
thou we had van trouble. KOR

Warm regards
Carl Mauritz
http://www.huntforgems.com


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Subject: TODAY'S FUNNY
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 12:48:49 -0600
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From: Doug Smith <gembin@spiff.net>

TODAY'S FUNNY:

Disorder in the American Courts

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are
things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now
published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while
these exchanges were actually taking place.


Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July 15th.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.
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Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
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Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
A: Yes.
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget? Can you give us an example of something that
you've forgotten?
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Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.
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Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he
woke up that morning?
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.
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Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in
voodoo or the occult?
A: We both do.
Q: Voodoo?
A: We do.
Q: You do?
A: Yes, voodoo.
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Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his
sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
A: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
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Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
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Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?
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Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
A: Yes.
Q: And what were you doing at that time?
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Q: She had three children, right?
A: Yes.
Q: How many were boys?
A: None.
Q: Were there any girls?
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Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?
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Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?
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Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a
deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
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Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead
people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
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Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did
you go to?
A: Oral.
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Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing
an autopsy.
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Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
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Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check
for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you
began the autopsy?
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and
practicing law somewhere.


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