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    Speaking of cruise ships, I didn't know you can LIVE on one??
    Also, I thought the QE2 was just made a couple years ago? Here they say it's 41 years old...


    <h2 class="posttitle">Life at sea: 9 year cruise ship resident looking for a new home</h2><p class="byline">by Anna Brones Aug 20th 2008 @ 6:00PM</p>Some
    people seek out golf courses and gated communities for their
    retirement; others choose the ocean. That's exactly what Beatrice
    Muller, an 89 year-old widow from New Jersey, did. She's spent the last
    nine years living the life on the high seas, cruising around the world on the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.
    Muller finds this much more pleasant than any old retirement home and
    she plans to keep up her worldly accommodations, except for one
    problem: the 41 year old QE2 is retiring in November. What is an old,
    sea-loving woman to do? Find another ship of course.

    Muller
    says despite her preferred ship's retirement, she refuses to return to
    land. "What would I want to do that for?" she was quoted asking The Times.
    Her cabin costs about $7,000 a month, and according to her estimates,
    that's about the same as a retirement home in Florida, just "far more
    pleasant."

    Actually living on the sea isn't as strange as it sounds. Magellan offers a Residential Cruise Line, where for $4 million and up you can buy your own on-board condo. The World is another "seagoing community" popular with the financially secure crowd.

    We'll just have to wait and see what Muller chooses as her next home. As for the QE2, it's headed to Dubai to become a floating hotel.

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    yo all

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    [quote user="mjg407"]yo all[/quote]

    Just wake up?

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    Morning all. How's everyone doing?

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    [quote user="GMENFAN4EVER"]Morning all. How's everyone doing?
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    Good dude, where have you been?

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    [quote user="AsianGiant"][quote user="GMENFAN4EVER"]Morning all. How's everyone doing?
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    Good dude, where have you been?
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    Working and whatever time I had left I've been spending it with the gf. Just got back from Lake George last night. How have you've been?

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    [quote user="GMENFAN4EVER"][quote user="AsianGiant"][quote user="GMENFAN4EVER"]Morning all. How's everyone doing?
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    Good dude, where have you been?
    [/quote]

    Working and whatever time I had left I've been spending it with the gf. Just got back from Lake George last night. How have you've been?
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    Good good, just busting your chops....



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    [quote user="AsianGiant"]


    Good good, just busting your chops....


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    You? Never..... [] How about them Yanks? All I can say, bro, I'm glad football is back.

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    [quote user="GMENFAN4EVER"][quote user="AsianGiant"]


    Good good, just busting your chops....


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    You? Never..... [] How about them Yanks? All I can say, bro, I'm glad football is back.
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    I don't know if you follow the yankee thread but wow, they are just NOT GOOD.

    I hate to say it but I'm just not going to watch them much anymore this season, they are out of it.

    This is why football is my #1 sport!!!

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    BEACON - A 49-year-old Beacon resident is facing charges after he
    allegedly robbed the Webster Bank on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers of
    about $43,000, then raced north to Dutchess County, where he was
    apprehended in Beacon.</p>

    David Figueroa was charged with first-degree robbery, a felony, said
    Capt. William Cave, commander of the Yonkers Detective Division.</p>

    Yonkers
    Detective Sgt. Joseph Pietropaolo, who brought Figueroa back from
    Beacon with other detectives, said the suspect, who is a transit
    worker, walked into the bank at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday wearing a mask and
    demanded money.</p>

    Employees gave him the cash, which he stuffed into a bag and left the 2143 Central Park Ave. bank.</p>

    He
    walked to his Ford Explorer and temporarily slipped through a massive
    police manhunt by armored police carrying assault rifles aided by a
    police dog and a state police helicopter.</p>

    Initially, police believed Figueroa escaped into a wooded area behind the bank and Bed Bath and Beyond.</p>

    While
    police searched wooded area and surrounding shopping areas for him,
    Figueroa sped north to Beacon, police said, but his escape was
    short-lived.</p>

    "We knew right away who he was," Pietropaolo said.</p><h3>Suspect a former customer</h3>


    Figueroa was a former customer at Webster Bank and had been
    recognized, police said. Authorities learned his past address at the
    Crestwood Lake Apartments and his new address in Beacon. They contacted
    Beacon authorities.</p>

    By the time Figueroa arrived at his
    girlfriend's home in Beacon, she told him the police had been looking
    for him, authorities said.</p>

    "He went to the police station and asked if anyone was looking for him," Pietropaolo said.</p>

    Figueroa agreed to stay there until Yonkers detectives drove to Beacon to question him.</p>

    He made admissions he robbed the bank and Yonkers detectives recovered the money, police said.</p>

    "He was very cooperative," Pietropaolo said.</p>


    Reach Will David at wdavid@lohud.com.</p>

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