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  • MalahatTwo7
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    PIZZA ANYONE?

    500-Mile Pizza Delivery: No Charge

    POSTED: 10:16 am EDT April 10, 2006
    UPDATED: 10:25 am EDT April 10, 2006

    NOME, Alaska -- A pizza to go from Airport Pizza may do some real traveling.

    The pizza joint offers the only delivery service in Nome. But the deliveries can be far longer than a few blocks. Airport Pizza delivers to remote Eskimo villages 100 or more miles away.

    Pizza is a welcome break from whale, walrus and reindeer eaten by the villagers.

    The pizzeria has even delivered to the Arctic Ocean town of Barrow, the northernmost community in the U.S., 500 miles to the northeast.

    Air delivery usually doesn't cost anything extra. Frontier Flying Service flies the pies for free to villages on its regular routes.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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  • NYSmokey
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    From the title of this thread, I take it PD usually wins??? Congrats FDNY Hockey Team

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    April 8, 2006 -- The 33rd Annual FDNY - nypd Hockey Game was played today at the Nassau Coliseum. FDNY beat the nypd 4-2

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  • PattyV
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    Well if thats true its still a miracle then...You show me how to keep your balance and walk on a piece of ice in the middle of a storm and i will eat humble pie.
    Even with crampons he would be very hard pressed.


    Nah its the 9th time now. Im the youngest of 9 so there will be plenty more to come.

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    Hey "Uncle" Congrats!

    Scientist: Jesus May Have Walked On Ice, Not Water

    POSTED: 7:58 am EDT April 6, 2006

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jesus walked on water, according to the Bible, but a Florida State University professor says he may have actually walked on a hard-to-see patch of ice.

    Doron Nof, a professor of oceanography, said a rare combination of water and atmospheric conditions in the Sea of Galilee 2000 years ago may offer a scientific explanation for one of the miracles recounted in the Bible.

    Nof said a patch of ice floating in the Sea of Galilee -- which is actually a freshwater lake -- would have been difficult to distinguish from unfrozen water surrounding it.

    "I'm not trying to provide any information that has to do with theology here," Nof said in an interview Wednesday. "All we've thought is about the natural process. What theologians or anybody else does with that, it's their business, so to speak."

    According to the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark and John, Jesus' disciples were out on the Galilee at night when a storm came up. Jesus walked to the terrified men, who thought he was a ghost, according to the accounts.

    Darrell Bock, a professor of New Testament studies at the Dallas Theological Seminary, lightheartedly dismissed the idea that Jesus walked on ice.

    "I'm just cold to the theory," said Bock, author of "Breaking the Da Vinci Code," which defends traditional Christian beliefs challenged in Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code."

    "I tend to treat it as a real miracle," Bock said. "Almost all the nature miracles are challenged in one degree or another."

    Other reaction to the theory has not been so restrained.

    "I get hate e-mail on the average every three minutes," Nof said. One e-mail called him "the most stupid person on the planet" and closed by wishing that he "go to hell where you belong."

    Nof's research appears in the April issue of the Journal of Paleolimnology, a publication on the reconstruction of lake histories. Nof's co-authors are biostatistics professor Ian McKeague of Columbia University and atmospheric science professor Nathan Paldor of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    They came up with the theory after studying records of long-ago water temperatures in the Mediterranean Sea, based on core samples of shells and other animal remains taken from the bottom.

    The records indicated that two lengthy periods 2,500 to 1,500 years ago were chilly enough for ice patches to form during cold spells on the Sea of Galilee, said Nof, a native of Israel.

    The unfrozen water surrounding the ice would have come from salty springs along the lake's western shore, he said. Salty water freezes at lower temperatures than fresh water.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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  • RspctFrmCalgary
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    Congrats, Uncle Patty Are you an uncle for the first time now?

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  • PattyV
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    well she sounds worse than my brother's girlfriend at cooking. speaking of such they just gave birth to a baby boy early this morning. If you knew him you would think it weird but true.

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  • allkesl
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    Sad but True!

    While at a structure fire with my dept. my lovely wife set our stove on fire w/ cooking oil. Instead of calling 911 or getting the nearby fire extinguisher she bravely called my cell phone ordering me to come home. Luckily she was frying chicken and was able to overwhelm the fire with a large dose of the colonials secret blend of herbs and spices.

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    Speaking Of Toilets....

    Maryland Man Is Glued To Restaurant Toilet Seat. Police Wonder If This Was An April Fools Prank

    POSTED: 7:04 am EDT April 4, 2006

    SALISBURY, Md. -- A Fruitland, Md., man became stuck to a toilet seat early Sunday morning at a Denny's restaurant in Salisbury, Md., when he used the restroom.

    Police said someone had put glue on the seat.

    Authorities said customers called 911 after the man yelled for help.

    Paramedics took the man and the seat to the hospital, where it was removed.

    Police are wondering if putting the glue on the seat was somebody's idea of an April Fools Day prank.

    In a similar case, a man in Colorado found himself glued to a toilet seat at a Home Depot in 2003. That man sued the home improvement chain last year.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.


    OOOUUUCCHHH!!!

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    April 3, 2006 -- It's been a long strange trip for Jerry Garcia's toilet - somebody stole the late Grateful Dead star's salmon-colored commode from the driveway of his former home in Marin County, Calif. "It's a little gross," said Jonathon Lipsin, who worked for Garcia as a gardener. "But I could see it at a rock 'n' roll museum, too."

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    OOPPPSSS

    Wife, 77, Left Behind At Store On Vacation

    POSTED: 11:36 pm EST March 30, 2006
    UPDATED: 11:46 pm EST March 30, 2006

    TUCUMCARI, N.M. -- A 77-year-old Minnesota woman said she's not angry with her husband for leaving her behind as they traveled through New Mexico.

    Regina Vogt said it was "just a misunderstanding."

    But she said she was really surprised to walk out of a Wal-Mart and discover the motor home in which she and her husband arrived was gone.

    Lloyd Vogt said he drove off, thinking she was sleeping in the back.

    The retirees had stopped at the store last week on their way home to Rochester, Minn. They went in separately and never ran into each other.

    Regina Vogt settled in at the store's snack bar and waited, while police put out an alert for her husband.

    Hours later, state police spotted the motor home on a street in Tucumcari, where it had run out of fuel.

    State police arranged a three-car relay to reunite the couple.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    OOOOPPPSSSS

    Man Is Charged $4,300 for Four Burgers
    The Associated Press Tuesday, March 28, 2006; 7:15 AM

    PALMDALE, Calif. -- Four burgers at his neighborhood Burger King cost George Beane a whopping $4,334.33.

    Beane ordered two Whopper Jr.s and two Rodeo cheeseburgers when he pulled up to the drive-through window last Tuesday. The cashier, however, forgot that she'd entered the $4.33 charge on his debit card and punched in the numbers again without erasing the original ones _ thus creating a four-figure bill.

    The electronic charge went through to George and Pat Beane's Bank of America checking account and left the couple penniless. Their mortgage payment was due and they worried checks they had written would bounce, Pat Beane said.

    "We were thinking, 'No, not now!'" she said of the overcharge.

    Terri Woody, the restaurant manager, said Burger King officials tried to get the charge refunded. But the bank said the funds were on a three-day hold and could not be released, Pat Beane said.

    The hold is designed to prevent customers from spending money that no longer is available in their accounts and to let the bank confirm a transaction is legitimate before transferring funds, said Bank of America supervisor Joel Solorio.

    Burger King did not charge the Beanes for their meal, and the couple got their $4,334.33 back on Friday.

    "For those three days, those were the most expensive value burgers in history," Pat Beane said.

    Information from: Antelope Valley Press, www.avpress.com

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    An office worker who got a $7,000 boob job to increase her B-cup breasts to double Ds is suing her boss - for staring at her chest. The woman, a 26-year-old named Sabrina, from Cardiff, Wales, said her employer, David Ford, told her, "You will have to close your cardigan, Sabrina, unless you want me to talk to your breasts."

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    March 27, 2006 -- A London hotel is offering art fans the chance to pretend they're Claude Monet - by renting out the room where the famed Impressionist painted his classic studies of the River Thames. But it ain't cheap - The Savoy is charging $4,500 for a two-night stay in the suite where the artist painted 70 canvasses. Still, for that price, the hotel is tossing in an easel, paint and the advice of an art teacher on how to reproduce Monet's works.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    FDNY'S SLASH & BURN

    March 26, 2006 -- Hampered by dwindling manpower, old cars and a dearth of computers, the city's fire marshals are struggling to keep up with caseloads and detect arson patterns like the one in Brooklyn that killed four people. The marshals, who investigate suspicious blazes, say the force's effectiveness has been slashed in the last five years. "Manpower is huge, equipment is huge," said Lester Layne, the marshals' representative to the Uniformed Firefighters Association. "It's everything." Staffing has been cut in half since 2001 - from more than 200 total to just 80 marshals and 20 supervisors. The staff handles over 6,000 cases. The department also has consolidated the force's four borough bases to just one HQ in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Marshals complain that they're driving 15-year- old cars. They also say they cannot immediately access the Finest System, a database at the fingertips of any NYPD detective. If they want to run a suspect background check, they must fax a request to special operations. "It slows everything down," Layne said. There are typically only two cars available at night, each manned by two marshals, Layne said. "You get something like Pacific Street, and if anything else happens that night, forget about it, it's not going to get covered," Layne said, referring to last month's suspected arson in Bedford-Stuyvesant that killed a woman, her two kids and a neighbor. But FDNY officials claim every suspicious fire has been investigated and said arrests are back on the rise. After a plunge in 2002, when there were only 360 busts, marshal arrests rose last year to 446. The number of investigations also decreased 19 percent since 2001. FDNY spokesman Frank Gribbon countered that the marshals have their own database. "This bureau is literally the model of doing more with less," he said.

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