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  • Pool Area Not For Breastfeeding, Ann Arbor Woman Told

    An Ann Arbor woman says she was asked to stop breastfeeding her baby in public at an area YMCA. Now she hopes by speaking out, the gray line about breast-feeding in public is eliminated.

    On Dec. 22, Kelly Fuks took her 6-month-old daughter, Ansley, and her 3-year-old son, Maxwell, to the swimming area of the YMCA in Ann Arbor.

    According to Fuks, a lifeguard of the YMCA approached her and told her she could not breast-feed by the pool.

    "Ansley is a paid member of the YMCA too," Fuks said.

    Senior Programs Director at the YMCA Diane Carr said there is no food or water allowed in the pool area and exceptions cannot be made.

    "It's difficult to be able to make exceptions and then be able to enforce them," Carr told The Ann Arbor News.

    Fuks later contacted the Y by telephone and told the newspaper that the reason she was told breast-feeding by the pool was not allowed was that it created a distraction to lifeguards.

    "I think they have a bad policy and place a burden on people with small children," Fuks said.

    Linda Wieser, liaison for the La Leche League, told The Ann Arbor News that the situation is not uncommon.

    "People assume there are laws to these things, but there really are not," she said.

    Michigan exempts breast-feeding from its public nudity statute, but it does not protect a woman's right to breast-feed in public places.

    The YMCA does allow breast-feeding in other areas where parents and children are permitted to be together, including the locker rooms and lobby.


    Why do these Fuks need to breastfeed at the pool? Don't they have locker rooms?

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    • January 14, 2006 -- Jackie and Brian Lawson of Chimacum, Wash., got more than they bargained for when they called the Internal Revenue Service to request an instruction book. Instead of a single copy of Form 1040 instructions for 2003 — which they needed to correct a costly error on a past return — they received 12 cartons containing 24,000 copies of Form 1040 instructions for 2005. And UPS called to say another 12 boxes were about to be delivered — all packed with instructions, not refunds.
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      • Why do these Fuks need to breastfeed at the pool? Don't they have locker rooms?
        Yes they have locker rooms, but unfortunately for the mother babies dont like to have to wait for thier milk. To make it worse, the poor mother gets dirty looks from everybody because her thirsty/hungry baby wants it's milk. Now she has the dilemna of p!ssing off group A or p!ssing off group B.

        Have a little heart eh? If someone said that to my sister or any of my sister-in-laws, they would be regretting it so help me god.

        Further more, is it too much to ask for the lifeguards to NOT perve? that is so wrong on so many levels. low lifes.
        "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

        For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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        • January 15, 2006 -- A drunken driver helped Georgia police uncover a $1 million indoor pot farm when he smashed through the wall of an apartment building, ruptured a gas line and drew firefighters to the scene. They found the marijuana when they went through the building checking apartments for gas leaks. They then called in the Gwinnett County drug task force. The green-fingered occupant was hit with marijuana-trafficking charges and released on bond.
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          FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
          FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
          FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
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          • Man breaks leg while kicking spider
            January 2006 -- A 19-year-old broke his leg in two places while kicking at a spider in the NSW Southern Highlands. NRMA CareFlight said the teenager was flown to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition from a property 25km west of Mittagong after the incident involving a large huntsman spider before 1pm (AEDT) on Thursday. The force of the man's kick at the spider broke his right leg in two places and also killed the spider. The Huntsman is listed by the Australian Museum as being a relatively harmless species, although the Badge Huntsman can cause pain, headache, vomiting and an irregular pulse.
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            FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
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            FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
            FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
            FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
            FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
            FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
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            • January 16, 2006 -- In most places, a politician has to kiss babies. It's rougher in Arkansas, where politicians have to chow down on barbecued raccoon, too. And while some pols get queasy at the annual Coon Supper in Gillett — the ultimate meet-and-greet for state candidates — skipping it is even worse, officials say. "If it weren't for the Coon Supper, I probably wouldn't be in public life today," admitted Rep. Marion Berry.

              And no, Pepto-Bismol is not included
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              LT. John Ginley Engine 40
              FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
              FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
              FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
              FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
              FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
              FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
              FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
              FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
              FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

              Charleston 9
              "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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              • January 17, 2006 -- A pet parrot attacked a man who broke into his owner's apartment — and the bite and blood marks helped Pennsylvania police identify the culprit. Michael Deeter, 44, of Williamsport, admitted to cops that Sunshine flew into a rage after he broke into James Erb's home.
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                CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                Charleston 9
                "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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                • giggling at :
                  Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                  January 17, 2006 -- ... Sunshine flew into a rage ...
                  I.A.C.O.J. "The Cork"

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                  • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                    January 17, 2006 -- A pet parrot attacked a man who broke into his owner's apartment — and the bite and blood marks helped Pennsylvania police identify the culprit. Michael Deeter, 44, of Williamsport, admitted to cops that Sunshine flew into a rage after he broke into James Erb's home.
                    I can hear the song now..

                    Sunshine... on my shoulders... got me busted
                    Sunshine... bit me on the nose
                    Sunshine that damn parrot made me flail
                    Sunshine is maklng me go to jail.....

                    *apologies to the late John Denver
                    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                    • What is sad : Next week's headline may include a lawsuit filed by the perp against the owner of the parrot, seeking damages for injuries sustained... blah, blah, blah...
                      I.A.C.O.J. "The Cork"

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                      • January 18, 2006 -- The Rev. James Rual Chalk has tied the knot for the third time — at the age of 100. And since his bride is a spry 68, you might say the minister from Morris Chapel, Tenn., robbed the cradle. The pastor and his new wife, with their families combined, have four children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandkids.
                        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                        NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                        CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                        LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                        FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                        FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                        FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                        FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                        FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                        FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                        FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                        FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                        FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                        Charleston 9
                        "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                        *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                        • Study: Region's Teens Pose Driving Risks

                          POSTED: 11:41 am EST January 18, 2006
                          UPDATED: 11:58 am EST January 18, 2006

                          WASHINGTON -- More than 1,100 people died in accidents involving teen drivers between 1995 and 2004, in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, according to a AAA report.

                          Officials at AAA Mid-Atlantic said the report indicates that pedestrians or passengers in other cars were more likely to die in accidents involving teen drivers in the District, while the teen driver and his passengers were more at risk in Virginia and Maryland.

                          AAA spokesman John Townsend said drivers under 18 and their passengers accounted for about 42 percent of the 24 traffic fatalities in the District from 1995 through 2004.

                          That compares to nearly 75 percent of the 406 Maryland and 675 Virginia deaths in the same period.

                          Copyright 2006 by nbc4.com. The Associated Press
                          If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                          "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                          "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                          Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                          impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                          IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                          • January 19, 2006 -- When Idaho's Bingham County Historical Society met last week, an item with a special "historical" significance was presented to its president, Vestle Wixom — her wallet, lost for 56 years. The wallet, recently found behind a movie theater's concession stand, contained a Blackfoot HS student-activity card from the 1949-50 school year and photos. A flabbergasted Wixom said, "After all these years, I'd even forgotten about losing it."
                            ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
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                            LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                            FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                            FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                            FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                            FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                            FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                            FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                            FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                            FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                            FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                            Charleston 9
                            "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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                            • D.C. Officer Caught Surfing On Car Hood
                              Officer Rode On Top Of Speeding Patrol Car

                              POSTED: 7:51 pm EST January 18, 2006
                              UPDATED: 8:45 pm EST January 18, 2006

                              WASHINGTON -- A D.C. police officer is caught riding down a street with his legs dangling over the side of a cruiser.

                              An eyewitness photographed the officer as he rode on the hood of a police cruiser on I Street in Northeast at 5 p.m. Sunday. A second squad car was also following the police vehicle.

                              Jason Lamberton said he took the photos from the second-floor window of his house. After taking the photos, he entered them along with some comments on a friend's Web site through his computer. The site features a web log for deaf people.

                              Lamberton, who is deaf, is also a math whiz and calculated the speed of the cruisers at about 27 mph above the posted speed limit.

                              Slideshow: Images From Scene

                              With the assistance of a translator, Lamberton gave an interview to News4.

                              "Luckily, I had my camera in my pocket when I saw the cop cars whizzing by with sirens blazing. The officer was riding on the hood of patrol car number 162, laughing as it ran past the stop sign on I Street," said Lamberton.

                              When asked about his reaction, Lamberton replied, "Oh, my God. I thought it was stupid -- lack of common sense."

                              The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is now investigating safety issues relating to the incident.

                              "We don't let citizens ride on hoods, and we shouldn't do it. It would be considered conduct unbecoming an officer if a cruiser ran a stop sign or was racing down the street," 1st District Cmdr. Diane Grooms said. "It could result in a suspension if an officer was involved in horseplay. If not, a reprimand would be put in the officer's jacket documenting this inappropriate behavior."

                              Grooms also said the officer admitted he rode on the hood of the cruiser, and said it was done because he needed to be transported to his squad car about two blocks away.

                              Police told News4 that if a normal citizen in the nation's capital were to be seen on top of a car, an officer would be required to give him/her a ticket and cite the person behind the wheel for reckless driving.
                              Copyright 2006 by nbc4.com. All rights reserved.
                              If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                              "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                              "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                              Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                              impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                              IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                              • If Mr. Lamberton was deaf, how did he know the "sirens were blazing?"

                                I suppose he may have felt the vibrations or got the information from neighbors.....
                                Chris Minick, P.E., Firefighter II
                                Structures Specialist, MD-TF 1

                                These statements are mine and mine alone
                                I.A.C.O.J. Building crust and proud of it

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