Monday mail: Night life for the late shift is looking up

tchitwood@ledger-enquirer.comAugust 11, 2013 

We're gonna' cause talk and suspicion; we're gonna' give an exhibition; we're gonna' find out it's Monday Mail.

Streakers

Today's opening is from J.J. Cale's "After Midnight," because the astronomy news service Spaceweather.com sends this reminder to people who after midnight are going to let it all hang down:

The Perseid meteor shower is intensifying as Earth moves deeper into the debris stream of parent comet Swift-Tuttle. International observers are reporting as many as 50 Perseids per hour … a rate which could double on Aug. 12-13 when the shower peaks. The best time to look is … between midnight and sunrise.

Dear Spaceweather:

Yeah, right. Have you seen the Earth weather forecast? Do you know how cloudy it will be here?

Me neither. Let's check…. Uh oh! Looks like we have more rain coming.

Speakers

Rainy days are depressing, so it's a good time to mention these mental health programs at the library. Here's one Tuesday:

NAMI Columbus, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will present … "In Our Own Voice," Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Columbus Public Library auditorium.

Two NAMI members will share personal stories about living with mental illness and their journeys to recovery in a 90-minute multimedia presentation. … Mental illness includes major depression, major anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as other mental health conditions. …

Aliens

Here's an email regarding last week's reports on the trial of two people accused of robbing an undocumented worker:

I am amazed that you didn't name the Chinese slave labor camp Mr. Mora was working in for less than minimum wages. Do the math at 72 hours a week what he is paid per hour. This labor camp should be reported to IRS, federal and state revenue agencies. I can't report them without a name. Probably the ones he is working for are in the country illegal themselves.

J. Howard Garrett.

Dear J:

He said he was paid a set sum for all that labor, so I just assumed he was a salaried worker like me.

Also I couldn't understand which restaurant he said it was, from his interpreted testimony.

You know, he was in a courtroom testifying under oath in front of a judge with lawyers and law enforcement officers all around him, so maybe they should look into any labor or tax violations.

P.S. He lived at 4343 Victory Drive and said it took him three minutes to walk from home to work, if you want to go sleuth it out.

Tim Chitwood, tchitwood@ledger-enquirer.com, 706-571-8508.

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