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  • Ok.. Who did it?

    Thief Swipes $1,500 In Sex Toys From Hotel

    POSTED: 11:23 am EST March 15, 2006

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Someone's swiped the vibrators.

    Jacksonville police want to know how sex toys and romantic goods were stolen during a weekend convention.

    Police are investigating the rip-off of more than $1,500 worth of sex toys during the Southeastern Erotic Cultural Conference.

    The victims are three women who were selling the adult novelties at a convention at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel.

    Three women who were vendors told police that someone took two pairs of leather and metal bondage suspension cuffs, a 28-inch-long leather whip, bath salts, rainbow pot holders and an electrical stimulation device.

    Police said the theft happened between 6 p.m. Saturday and just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

    The crime was discovered when a hotel security guard found a conference room open and a broken key in the lock. The weekend conference featured an erotic art show, classes and something called a leather pride party.

    Copyright 2006 by 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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    • March 18, 2006 -- Forget shoot-'em-up video games - the Chinese believe arcade games where victors successfully help old people across the street and general politeness can be winners. A new online game commissioned by the Communist government has competitors doing good deeds, such as dissuading strangers from spitting, in return for virtual treats, such as an autograph from Chairman Mao. The game, "Learning from Comrade Lei Feng," gets its name from a soldier renowned for his selflessness in the 1960s. It is unclear if he actually ever existed.
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      • March 19, 2006 -- Big tips might be no big deal in big cities or upscale strip joints, but at a small-town Virginia chain restaurant, a $1,000 tip left people shocked. A seemingly ordinary couple left a pregnant 19-year-old waitress a stack of 10 $100 bills at a Roanoke, Va., Ruby Tuesday last week. "I didn't need it . . . It made me feel phenomenal," said Erin Dogan of the cash that was left behind with a note by a couple who had a few hamburgers, fries and a drink.
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        • March 20, 2006 -- Two masked robbers locked a funeral-parlor worker in a coffin and kept him there while rummaging for cash. Serik Sarsenbayev said he was on his own late at night in the Kazakhstan mortuary when the thugs burst in, beat him until he passed out, then nailed him into a wooden coffin before making off with $23,000 from a safe. He was finally freed by a hearse driver.
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          FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
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          Charleston 9
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          • March 21, 2006 -- An Illinois mom was boozed up when she drove onto the sidewalk to pick up her son from school - and so was her pet Chihuahua, cops say. Diane Marcotte, 49, who was charged with drunken driving, insists she jumped the curb at the entrance to the Cotton Creek School because her 4-month-old pooch was having a seizure. "But it wasn't having a seizure. It was drunk," said Island Lake Police Chief John Fellmann. "It's definitely not something you see every day."


            Must have been a "ruff" day for the poor kid, too.
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            FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
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            Charleston 9
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            • Now that's a sobriety test I would PAY to watch!
              Tom

              Never Forget 9-11-2001

              Stay safe out there!

              IACOJ Member

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              • March 21, 2006 -- A man stole a Toronto fire department truck Monday, turned on the flashing lights and siren, and led police on a wild chase into the countryside.''I can't ever remember a fire truck being stolen before,'' said Sean Pearce, an executive officer with the Toronto fire department.''We run about 300,000 calls each year. It just doesn't happen. This is a real oddball for us.''
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                FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
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                Charleston 9
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                • Not the only ones to have this happen ....

                  Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                  March 21, 2006 -- A man stole a Toronto fire department truck Monday, turned on the flashing lights and siren, and led police on a wild chase into the countryside.''I can't ever remember a fire truck being stolen before,'' said Sean Pearce, an executive officer with the Toronto fire department.''We run about 300,000 calls each year. It just doesn't happen. This is a real oddball for us.''

                  http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...226?hub=Canada

                  Winnipeg fire truck wrecked during joyride
                  Updated Sun. Feb. 26 2006 11:32 PM ET


                  CTV.ca News Staff

                  Winnipeg firefighters had a fire truck stolen Sunday -- the second time in two years. *emphasis mine*

                  The firefighters had parked the truck and left the motor running while they went inside a building to help an injured woman.

                  A man saw the opportunity to steal the truck and sped away for a joyride.

                  "It's probably something more of an opportunity," said Winnipeg Police Sgt. Kelly Dennison. "The one running vehicle just happened to be a fire truck."

                  WFPS District Chief Terry Gardiner could not believe the thief would choose a fire truck and hope to escape the police.

                  "How do you ever expect to get away with it?" he said.

                  The joyrider sped backwards several blocks, crashing into a bench, bus stop and streetlight before finally hitting some trees. Fortunately, no pedestrians were hit.

                  In an ironic twist of fate, the firefighters they had to help the joyrider out of the driver's seat after finding the truck.

                  "We actually had to extradite him out of the vehicle," said Gardiner. "So he needed our assistance through a cause of his own."
                  *emphasis mine*


                  A 37-year-old man was taken to hospital and could face charges of impaired driving and theft over $5,000 when he is released.

                  Meanwhile, damage to the truck has been estimated at $300,000. Repairs could take a full year.

                  Firefighters are even more upset, however, because the truck had a brand new pump.

                  "This is a brand new pump that we got a week ago," said Gardiner. "And the guys were really gung-ho about this brand new piece of machinery."

                  Firefighters will now have to use a truck with a 1976 engine -- far from brand new.
                  (Just to add injury to insult) *emphasis mine*

                  A Winnipeg fire truck was last taken in 2004 on New Year's Eve. The joyride resulted in $10,000 worth of damage to the vehicle and a 25-year-old man was arrested.

                  With a report by CTV's Stacey Ashley in Winnipeg
                  September 11th - Never Forget

                  I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                  Sheri
                  IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                  Honorary Flatlander

                  RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                  • March 22, 2006 -- For $100 and an emotional essay, you could own a Florida flower shop. Wendy DeSousa and her mom, Linda Varnell, who are selling their Dial-a-Flower store in Palm Beach Gardens, say it's worth $100,000 and hope to get 1,000 essays from folks willing to pay $100 each to explain: "Why I want to own a flower shop." "We thought that having a real-estate agent would be a boring way to sell the shop, so my mother, who is a former teacher, and I thought of this essay contest," said Wendy.
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                    Charleston 9
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                    • March 24, 2006 -- Undercover agents in Texas are going into bars to arrest drinkers - for being drunk. "There are a lot of dangerous and stupid things people do when they're intoxicated," said Carolyn Beck of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission. "People walk out into traffic and get run over. People jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool, and miss."

                      In Texas, being in a bar does not exempt one from laws against public drunkenness.
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                      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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                      • March 25, 2006 -- A Florida woman recently found herself in need of some gator aid. Lori Pachelli couldn't believe it when she answered a series of knocks on the front door of her Bonita Springs home and came face to face with an 8-foot-long bull alligator with its lip bloodied from banging its snout against the door. It had apparently wandered up to her house from a nearby lake in the gated - and apparently gatored - community. After an hour of door-ramming, it wandered away and was captured.
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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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                        • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                          March 25, 2006 -- A Florida woman recently found herself in need of some gator aid. Lori Pachelli couldn't believe it when she answered a series of knocks on the front door of her Bonita Springs home and came face to face with an 8-foot-long bull alligator with its lip bloodied from banging its snout against the door. It had apparently wandered up to her house from a nearby lake in the gated - and apparently gatored - community. After an hour of door-ramming, it wandered away and was captured.

                          Heart attack city!!!!
                          September 11th - Never Forget

                          I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                          Sheri
                          IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                          Honorary Flatlander

                          RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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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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                            FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
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                            FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                            FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                            Charleston 9
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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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                              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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                              • 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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                                FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
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                                Charleston 9
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