Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

"Flame" and Chic-Fil-a

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The City of Greensboro Fire Department entertained about 30 kids yesterday afternoon at the Chic-Fil-a in the Friendly Shopping Center. Flame, the Fire Department clown, and their puppet show lasted for about 40 minutes.

Here is a brief synopsis: Wear a helmet on scooters! Dance! When jumping in a pool--1st jump should be feet first. (Oh yeah, forgot that one) Know 911....Dance! When their is a fire in the home--get down on the floor crawl, touch doors before opening them. If hot, go to the windows and open them and of course, YELL! Dance!

They brought a dog- dalmation- typical fire dog with a heart shape over his right eye. The dog basically did all the drills AND DANCED! This was a shameful moment for all parents who had the crushing realization that we don't take fire safety as important as we should. You know, if you can teach a dog, there is no excuse related to teaching your children!

Great puppet show and the kids loved it! To schedule a visit, please call Greensboro Fire Prevention at ph. 373-2177 and ask for Flame!

Friday, August 25, 2006

County Employee Night at Hoppers Game!

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“Throwing out the first pitch was Guilford County EMS “Paramedic of the Year” Jan LaFollette.

Jan was nominated by her co-workers and peers at Emergency Services for this Award. As a Paramedic, Jan, and the County’s 200 Emergency Services personnel are the first ones on the scene to provide advanced emergency medical care for over 440,000 Guilford County citizens.

Great night for all and appreciation to 2500 Guilford County Employees serving over 440,000 citizens.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Generation Engage

Generation Engage believes "our democracy is a dialogue and not a monologue".

Good to see a non-partisan effort to get young people involved in our future and present some "speech therapy".

700 Club buys into Inconvenient Truth...well, kind of..

"And it is getting hotter, and the ice caps are melting, and there is a buildup of carbon dioxide in the air. And I think we really need to address the burning of fossil fuels. If we are contributing to the destruction of this planet, we need to do something about it."

- Pat Robertson, admitting on his television show, The 700 Club, that recent heat waves have convinced him of the reality of global warming.

And of course, Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


We are very pleased with the new computer system in the Register of Deeds office. Of course, there are 'tweeks'and refinements we're making along the way.

The TOP 2 issues encountered by first time users of the new online system are as follows:

1) My computer is not using Alternatiff. Response: You really need to download Alternatiff.

2) "I can't open .tiff's using Quicktime!"

On #2--Please read below:

The QuickTime player will try to open the .TIF file which it can't display properly.
You should use another image viewer, such as alternatiff) or the
default microsoft image viewer.
Here are the instructions on how to disable QuickTime from opening .TIF files:

1. Click on Start then on Settings and the Control Panel
2. Double-click on QuickTime (not on QuickTime 32 if you have older version)
3. In the window that opens click on "Browser Plug-in" in the drop-down menu. Or, if you have Quicktime 7
or greater, click the tab that is labelled, "Browser", then proceed to the next step.
4. Click on MIME Settings? button
5. Click on the + sign in front of Images to expand the selection
6. Uncheck the box for TIFF image file
7. Click on OK
8. Close the QuickTime Settings window
9. Restart all instances of your web browser. (VERY IMPORTANT)

Then friends, you will take part in a new era! haha.