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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 29, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Be content with what God gives you. Be discontent with what you give God.

Submitted by Eduardo Alcantara


A man plucked from a raging torrent 20 years ago by a stranger has repaid the favour by donating a kidney to his rescuer.

Remzo Pivic, from the Bosnian town of Bosanski Brod, almost drowned when he fell into the icy water of the River Bosna two decades ago.

He was saved when passerby Ahmet Adulovic jumped in and pulled his lifeless body to safety.

The pair stayed in contact despite the fact that rescuer Adulovic emigrated to Canada, and when Pivic heard he was having kidney troubles he offered one of his own.

When doctors confirmed they were compatible, he flew to Ottawa to donate the organ.

He said: "I've finally been able to pay him back for saving my life 20 years ago."

Adulovic, who is recovering well after the operation, said: "Remzo has a wife and kids, so I did not want to do it, but I got sicker, and he insisted, so I finally agreed. Now we are blood brothers."

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.

I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up.

I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.

I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.

All from Groucho Marx

Submitted by Nancy A Thomas


My wife had never been to a baseball game, so I took her to see the Los Angeles Dodgers one night. Our seats were right behind the third-base line.

At the top of the first inning, the batter hit a foul ball. Miraculously, I managed to catch it on the fly.

As I sat down, breathless with excitement, my wife turned to me and said, "That was nice. How many of those do you get a game?

Source: The Lame Humor List, http://absoluterobeo.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Counseling Better Than Drug Treatment For Insomnia
June 28, 2006 09:09 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a counseling method that emphasizes the role of thinking and behavior modification, is more effective than zopiclone for the short- and long-term treatment of chronic insomnia in older adults, according to a new report. In fact, the study found that zopiclone was no more effect for insomnia than placebo was (a sugar pill.) For more information: http://tinyurl.com/em84y

Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com

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