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April Fools Day

OFFBEAT: P.T. Barnum was the master of foolery for profit

OFFBEAT: P.T. Barnum was the master of foolery for profit

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March 31, 2014 12:00 am
"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

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March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

Letica Walter, Crown Point | "The last time my daughter pulled a punch on me she called me and told me she had broken her arm. I got upset, but she told me April Fool's. Now I'm on guard on April Fool's Day so I don't fall for it."

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

Kara Dokupil, Sauk Village | "I put a stack of fake money in the walkway of a business district. In 15 minutes later, it all disappeared.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

Leona Jurincic, Winfield | "I told my mother I was pregnant at 45. She was thrilled beyond belief, then I started to crack up. She was not so happy. It was April Fool's. What do you expect?"

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

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March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

Christy Coffey, Justice | "I come from a very strict Baptist family, and getting pregnant unmarried is a real big deal So, I called my mother while my siblings were videotaping her, and I told her I was expecting a baby. She paused for a while, then started crying, I took it further and had …

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

Linda Popovich, Valparaiso | "My staff got four families together to decorate my house for Christmas, but is was April 1. Another time they tried to sell my new car by posting posters, with my work number listed, at a price of $3,000. I received calls all day asking about the car."

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

"What is your favorite April Fool's story?"

Dennis Keilman, Munster | "My buddy, every April Fool's, opens the phone book and picks someone at random to send a greeting card to. They usually just ask how things are going and if everything is OK."

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Time for creativity for 4th annual 'Peeps Show' at VU

OFFBEAT: Time for creativity for 4th annual 'Peeps Show' at VU

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am
"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

Jim DeBoer, Crown Point | "Hiding a friend's car. I had a second set of keys, and I told him it must have gotten stolen. He got me back, though; he hid my motorcycle."

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

Anna Kreisl, Portage | "I got a positive pregnancy test from a friend and took it home so my boyfriend could see it as if it were mine."

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

Alec Cook, St. John | "During a New Year's dinner party, a friend we knew liked dessert was served an unusual treat. We had put wasabi (Japanese horseradish) in the freezer to look like ice cream. So after dinner I offered dessert, and he said yes to the ice cream. After he spooned a large s…

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

Kathleen Wilson, Steger | "When I first met my husband's family, we were at dinner, and they asked me to cut bread. I told them the facility wouldn't allow me to handle sharp objects. Then I told them I had to be back by Sunday. I had them thinking I was crazy for a little while."

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

Donna Payne, Chesterton, "On my husband's 40th, I had given him a key to a hotel during lunch with his dessert. He got big grin on his face. When we got to the hotel, all of his friends were there, and it was truly a big surprise because he thought he was in for something else."

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

"What's the biggest trick you've played on someone?"

Frank Wilson, Steger | "I was teaching a friend to ride a motorcycle, but he was afraid to make U-turns, so I kept pretending I was lost and kept making us turn around. But he learned to make U-turns."

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Plenty of good reasons to know Chardon

PHIL WIELAND: Plenty of good reasons to know Chardon

When I first saw the headline of the shootings at an Ohio high school, as a native Ohioan, I was curious and thought it was hitting close to home.

March 02, 2012 12:00 am
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