Bill Kirby

Online news editor for The Augusta Chronicle.

Miracle Mile Walk will have a sprinting advertisement in Atlanta on July 4

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I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.

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– Mike Fanelli

I will be running in style in next week’s 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.

The kind people behind University Health Care Foundation’s Oct. 20 Miracle Mile Walk graciously had a special shirt made for me to promote their event.

I will be able to remind everyone who sees me that the communitywide event helps fight breast cancer by providing mammograms for uninsured women in Augusta.

I am told that nearly 700 women have received free mammograms so far this year because of the efforts. If you want more information, the walk’s Web site is www.themiraclemilewalk.org.

The shirt is pink.

I told my jealous co-workers it would make me look fast.

They told me it would make me look like a flamingo.

“A fast flamingo,” I assured them.

I will top off this dashing ensemble with an Augusta GreenJackets hat in memory of my friend and fellow baseball fan Lloyd Creech, who passed away last week.

The GreenJacket Diamond Club suggested the honor in memory of Lloyd.

YOUR MAIL: As I contemplate traveling down Atlanta’s Peachtree Street, some of you are traveling the country.

Gene Striker sends a postcard from Michigan and writes: “Here for a nephew’s wedding. Predicted to be in the mid-50s.”

Miriam and Schuyler Atkins, of Evans, “are in Barcelona, Spain, about to take a Mediterranean cruise. Nineteen family members are celebrating Schuyler’s graduation from Augusta Prep. This place is awesome.”

Harry Mercer sends a postcard from Indonesia, where he is enjoying lectures on “dye chemistry.”

Barbara Smith and Kelly Day report they had fun in New York City with lunch in Greenwich Village and seeing Memphis on Broadway.

Finally, Frank Vaughan dropped by the News Building this week to
personally deliver a postcard from his recent Ireland/ASU Study Abroad trip.

Frank said he met several friendly people in Ireland, including a member of Parliament who
offered to help him become a citizen there.

TODAY’S JOKE: A mother mouse and a little mouse are walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat jumps out and confronts them.

The mother mouse
looks at the cat and says, “Bark!” and the cat runs away.

“See?” says the mother mouse to her child. “Now
do you know why it’s important to learn a foreign language?”


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