Saturday, October 30, 2004

Retired Professor Hunts Ghosts in Tenn.

Retired Professor Hunts Ghosts in Tenn.

Fri Oct 29, 8:06 PM ET Strange News - AP


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Halloween isn't the only time ghosts and spirits haunt parts of Tennessee. Nancy Acuff should know. The retired East Tennessee State University professor has investigated many sightings in the region and helped people understand why places might be haunted.

In time for the spooky holiday, Acuff recalled some of her most interesting hunts for haunts.

A Jonesborough man called Acuff once and told her his house was haunted.

"He woke up one morning to find the image of a dead, bloody child on the floor beside his bed; very traumatic," Acuff said.

"Sometime later, while watching television one night, he said he saw the image of two turn-of-the-century-dressed families walk through his house."

Acuff told the man to set up a video camera in the hallway to try to capture the image. Acuff and the man reviewed the video and saw what appeared to be a globe of light at first, followed by the shadows of a man, a woman and two children.

Then out of nowhere a voice shouted, "What are all these ghosts doing here?"

"The gentleman almost fainted when we heard that voice," she said. "The voice, he said, was the voice of his late wife, who had died of cancer a while back."

Acuff found evidence that a small child had been killed on a road near the house to explain the image the man saw.

Acuff said a church was once located near the man's house, and she believes the ghosts were walking to the church.

After Acuff found some explanations, the man told her the ghostly images stopped appearing.

There have been other ghostly sightings reported in Jonesborough.

The image of "Parson" Brownlow, a Methodist minister, founder of a newspaper in Jonesborough, governor of Tennessee immediately after the Civil War and later a U.S. Senator, has been seen walking the Jonesborough cemetery on some nights.

"He was a real fire-and-brimstone type of minister," Acuff said. "The thing that is puzzling is why his ghostly image has been seen here. He is buried in Knoxville."

Some believe one of his wives is buried there. Others think Brownlow buried five to six people at a time in graves at the cemetery after they died of typhoid or cholera.

Ghosts and spirits of dead people are not to blame for all hauntings. Acuff investigated another freaky episode she attributed to a doppelganger, a German word that means "double walker" and refers to an image or action of a person still alive.

A Johnson City woman, who Acuff described as intelligent and well-informed, told her that on certain holidays, birthdays or family gatherings she would come home and find her normally neat closet in disarray.

Acuff delved into the relationships in the woman's family to find an answer to the disturbance.

The woman's mother-in-law had Alzheimer's disease (news - web sites) and was living in a nursing home. The woman's husband never went to see his mother or call her because he regarded her as dead.

As Acuff tells it, after the family visited the nursing home and told the mother how concerned they were about her, the closet disturbances stopped.

Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com

AJB Jobs for 10/28/2004

Date Posted:10/27/2004, Job Title: Clinical Assistant Requisition #04-0376
Company:St Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System, Location:Spooner, WI, US
Job Number:MN0108043

Date Posted:10/26/2004, Job Title: 
CNC Lathe Operator
Company:Manpower Professional, Location:Chippewa Falls, WI, US
Job Number:15167074

Date Posted:10/26/2004, Job Title: 
Sales
Company:JOHNSONSTAR COMPUTER SERVICE, Location:COLFAX, WI, US
Job Number:WI0534477

Date Posted:10/26/2004, Job Title: 
Manufacturing Technicians
Company:MINNESOTA MINING MENOMONIE, Location:MENOMONIE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0534794

Date Posted:10/25/2004, Job Title: 
Truck Driver - CDL-A Living within 100 miles of Eau Claire, WI
Company:Drivers Job Source, Location:Eau Claire, WI, US
Job Number:9420884

Friday, October 22, 2004

Little Johnny Joke (thanks Mark)

John Kerry visits a primary school and sits in on one of the classes, which is in the middle of a discussion on words and their meaning.

The teacher asks Mr. Kerry if he would like to lead the discussion of the word "tragedy."

So, the illustrious leader asks the class for an example of a "tragedy."

One little boy stands up and offers: "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and knocks him dead, that would be a tragedy.

"That's wrong," Kerry shouts. "That would be considered an accident." A little girl raises her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."

"You are completely incorrect" shouts the Senator. "That would be what we would consider a great loss".

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. Kerry searches the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally at the back of the room a small boy "little Johnny" raises his hand. In a quiet voice he says: "If a plane carrying the Senator John Kerry were struck by a missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaims Kerry. "You are absolutely right. Can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says little Johnny, "because it sure as hell wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be an accident!"

Western Wisconsin Jobs for 10/22/2004

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Date Posted:10/21/2004, Job Title: Production / Machine Assistant
Company:KELL CONTAINER, Location:CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI, US
Job Number:WI0533238

Date Posted:10/20/2004, Job Title: CNC Lathe Operator
Company:Manpower Professional, Location:Chippewa Falls, WI, US
Job Number:15052416

Date Posted:10/20/2004, Job Title: Sales Associate II
Company:TDS Telecom / Metrocom, Location:BALSAM LAKE, WI, US
Job Number:15047843

Date Posted:10/20/2004, Job Title: Police Secretary
Company:CITY OF EAU CLAIRE, Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0533408

Date Posted:10/20/2004, Job Title: Clinic RN / Triage
Company:ST CROIX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN, Location:SAINT CROIX FALLS, WI, US
Job Number:WI0533421

Date Posted:10/20/2004, Job Title: Office Manager: $31,000-$36,000
Company:Volt Services Group, Location:Eau Claire, WI, US
Job Number:15033004

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Eau Claire and Menomonie area jobs

Date Posted:10/06/2004, Job Title: Manufacturing Maintenance PM Technician / HUTI63
Company:Hutchinson Technology, Inc., Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:14456224

Date Posted:10/06/2004, Job Title: Manufacturing Support Technician / HUTI64
Company:Hutchinson Technology, Inc., Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:14456223

Date Posted:10/06/2004, Job Title: Mfg. Engineering Technician - Vision
Company:HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INC, Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0530074

Date Posted:10/06/2004, Job Title: Manufacturing Maintenance Technician
Company:HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INC, Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0530084

Date Posted:10/06/2004, Job Title: Customer Service / Call Center
Company:SIMPLY STAFFING INC, Location:MENOMONIE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0528402

Date Posted:10/06/2004, Job Title: Security Officer
Company:LUTHER MIDELFORT, Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0529728

Date Posted:10/05/2004, Job Title: Part-Time Delivery
Company:LKQ SMART PARTS, Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0530134

Monday, October 4, 2004

Western Wisconsin Jobs - Baldwin, Eau Claire, Amery, New Richmond

Date Posted:10/02/2004, Job Title: ICS Inside Sales Representative
Company:IDEXX Laboratories, Location:Eau Claire, WI, US
Job Number:14538013

Date Posted:10/02/2004, Job Title: Manufacturing Engineering Tech Vision / HUTI65
Company:Hutchinson Technology, Inc., Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:14484383

Date Posted:10/02/2004, Job Title: Second Shift Production
Company:CARDINAL GLASS INDUSTRIES INC, Location:AMERY, WI, US
Job Number:WI0529347

Date Posted:10/01/2004, Job Title: Computer Operator
Company:Snelling & Snelling, Location:Baldwin, WI, US
Job Number:14465028

Date Posted:10/01/2004, Job Title: Office Assistant
Company:ZAXX CABINETS, LLC, Location:NEW RICHMOND, WI, US
Job Number:WI0528524

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Saturday, October 2, 2004

US-MN-Hudson-Computer Print Operator

US-MN-Hudson-Computer Print Operator

Computer Print Operator

Company: OAO Technology Solutions Location: Hudson, WI
Salary/Wage: USD 10.00 /hour Status: Full Time, Employee
Job Category: Information Technology Relevant Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Career Level: Entry Level Education Level: High School or equivalent

Friday, October 1, 2004

Western Wisconsin AJB Jobs -10/01/2004

Listed below are the18 new job(s) that matched your Job Scout search criteria. Click on the job title to view the job details. If that does not work, go to America's Job bank and use the Job Number search to locate the job.

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Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: ICS Inside Sales Representative
Company:IDEXX Laboratories, Location:Eau Claire, WI, US
Job Number:14462669

Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: Manufacturing Maintenance PM Technician / HUTI63
Company:Hutchinson Technology, Inc., Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:14456224

Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: Manufacturing Support Technician / HUTI64
Company:Hutchinson Technology, Inc., Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:14456223

Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: Health Unit Coordinator - Barron Medical Center
Company:Luther Midelfort-MHS, Location:BARRON, WI, US
Job Number:14226529

Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: Environmental Service I Worker
Company:Luther Midelfort-MHS, Location:BARRON, WI, US
Job Number:14226472

Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
Company:Luther Midelfort-MHS, Location:BARRON, WI, US
Job Number:14226176

Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: Branch Manager - New Richmond, WI
Company:CitiFinancial, Location:NEW RICHMOND, WI, US
Job Number:14376995

Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: Police Secretary
Company:VILLAGE OF LAKE HALLIE, Location:Chippewa Falls, WI, US
Job Number:WI0528558

Date Posted:09/30/2004, Job Title: Survey Technician
Company:COUNTY OF EAU CLAIRE, Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0526251

Date Posted:09/29/2004, Job Title: Supervisor
Company:TNT LOGISTICS NORTH AMERICA, Location:Menomonie, WI, US
Job Number:14373246

Date Posted:09/29/2004, Job Title: Pharmacist/Manager
Company:Kmart Management Corporation, Location:Chippewa Falls, WI, US
Job Number:14275349

Date Posted:09/29/2004, Job Title: Financial and Employment Planner
Company:COUNTY OF EAU CLAIRE, Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0528308

Date Posted:09/29/2004, Job Title: Receptionist
Company:VETCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC., Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0528381

Date Posted:09/28/2004, Job Title: Clerk II
Company:TNT LOGISTICS NORTH AMERICA, Location:Menomonie, WI, US
Job Number:14373247

Date Posted:09/28/2004, Job Title: Truck Driver - CDL-A Living within 100 miles of Eau Claire, WI
Company:Drivers Job Source, Location:Eau Claire, WI, US
Job Number:9420884

Date Posted:09/28/2004, Job Title: Sr. Inventory Control Operator
Company:Shafer Electronics Company, Location:Shafer, MN, US
Job Number:MNJ300842

Date Posted:09/28/2004, Job Title: Customer Service Representative
Company:DUNHAM EXPRESS, Location:EAU CLAIRE, WI, US
Job Number:WI0527976

Date Posted:09/28/2004, Job Title: CNC Lathe Operator
Company:Manpower Professional, Location:Chippewa Falls, WI, US
Job Number:14379725