Re: urban legend?

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 11:01:32 MST

I have doubts about urbanlegends accuracy. For example:
T. Bill Gates has $750K Porsche 959 he can't use;no type compliance,no

This is actually a true story, as anyone who read the Seattle PI in the
early 90's can tell you. Bill bought this 959 which he shipped here, but
couldn't get out of customs since it did not qualify under the emissions

The PI was regularly grilling him on his tendency to speed (and the
police's tendency to not cite him), and made a big deal about one cop
who ticketed him and was consequently fired. The 959 flap occured around
this time frame.

Doug Jones wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know if this is an urban legend? If true its too funny:
> >
> > >>The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil
> > >>spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most
> > >>expensively saved animals were released back into the wild amid
> > >>cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view,
> > >>a killer whale ate them both.
> >
> > {8^D spike
> According to urbanlegends, this is false (and the original story was sea
> otters, not seals).
> --
> Doug Jones, Rocket Engineer
> XCOR Aerospace

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