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Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 14:30:44 -0700 (PDT)
subject: testimony

ive lived in my current apartment for 2 years yet just noticed the sign by
my garbage cans the other day:

"Dump No Material Whatever. Violators subject to fine and arrest. Ord.

Joel S. Bachar

Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 14:29:22 -0700 (PDT)
subject: olympic 47

There are 47 naturalized citizens on the U.S. Olympic team.

Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 14:28:06 -0700 (PDT)
subject: sightings

There are 47 political parties in Bosnia. (NY Times)

47 of the national parks and monuments are trying a pilot program to charge
fees. (Washington Post)

47% of households with income of $40,000or more are supporting children over
age 21. (Washington Post)

Joel Achenbach (Washington Post) describing watching the Olympics on TV:
"You got your gymnastics, your swimming, your gymnastics, your swimming,
plus your 47 replays of Ali with the torch."

147,000 Hungarians were killed in action in WWII.

Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 13:54:56 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: The Days of 47

In Utah on July 24th, each year we celebrate what is known as "The
Days of 47". We have a "Days of 47 parade", "Days of 47 royalty", a
"Days of 47 Rodeo", and of course fireworks. When I say fireworks, I
mean serious fireworks. In fact, the "Days of 47" celebration in Utah is
bigger than the 4th of July. I just wanted to let every know so they can
prepare to celebrate with us in Utah on the "Days of 47" (the 24th of

In case any of you are puzzled by this fact, here are the details:

In 1847, the Mormon pioneers came into the Salt Lake Valley and Brigham
Young declared "This is the Place". The Mormons settled what is now
known as Salt Lake City and a celebration of that event is now held each
year on the 24th of July. It has come to be known as the Days of 47.
There is a huge party every year all through Salt Lake City and other
cities in Utah. Usually downtown Salt Lake City has banners up and
down all the streets advertising the "Days of 47 Rodeo", parade, and
party. This will all take place this Wednesday night.

If you want more information on this wonderful 47 event, contact me at:

-Calvin Gaisford

Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 13:57:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Congressional 47

Congress is thinking about denying itself a cost-of-living raise. They
estimate it will save $47 million dollars.

$47 million dollars here - $47 million dollars there -- pretty soon you're
talking about real money.

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 13:48:31 -0700 (PDT)
subject: assorted 47s.

There are 47,000 students in Seattle.

Black ATF agents were awarded $4.7million for racial discrimination suit.

>From the paper:
Los Angeles-Ron Nance a 47-year old divorced carpenter, wishes he had
never met the docotr who promised him a larger penis. Surgery left Nance
infectd, racked with pain, impotent and eventually abandoned by the woman
he loved.

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 14:40:21 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 47 stripes?

I found a 47 in the movie "STRIPES" with Bill Murray.
Before he gets on the bus to go to basic training, he has on a red boy-scout
type jacket. On his left shoulder, the pack numbers are 474!!

Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996 12:48:53 -0700 (PDT)
subject: home for the holidays

>From the movie Home for the Holidays:

"Did you hear about the deaf guy in Sweden who had a 47-year old bus
ticket pulled out of his ear?"

and then...

"In 47 years they'll tell you when you are born what you will die of."

Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996 10:31:36 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: yaD ecnednepednI

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Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 12:41:11 -0700 (PDT)
subject: some are 47, summer not.

A crate in the movie, ERASER bears the marking 47074.

Ed. Note--other than that, things have been quiet on the 47 submission front. I hope you are all in the sun.

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