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  • May 5, 2006 -- Mike Smith, mayor of New Lenox, Ill., seemed like a real sport when he picked up the $1,400 tab for a strip-club bachelor party - until it was discovered that he had used his village credit card. Smith explained that he didn't have his personal credit card with him, and none of the other celebrants had the means to pay. "It was very poor judgment," he admitted, adding that, "With drinks, sometimes discretion goes out the window."

    The village has been reimbursed, he said.
    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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    • May 6, 2006 -- A piggish woman, her boyfriend and her two kids were booted from a $5.95 all-you-can-eat buffet in a Chinese restaurant in Urbandale, Iowa - because they left too much food on their plates. The eatery's all-you-can-complain-about manager said he was fed up with them - they took food, didn't finish it, then went back for more of the same.

      It's not an all-you-can-waste buffet, he said.
      ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
      NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
      343
      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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      • May 7, 2006 -- Soaring gas prices are driving men to crime.
        A Wisconsin cop pulled over an SUV being driven slowly and found the driver was transporting a dozen containers holding 50 gallons of gas. Andrew Otten, 44, of West Bend, was charged with theft after admitting he used a key from his old job at an elevator company to go in after hours and get the gas.
        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
        NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
        343
        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
          May 7, 2006 -- Soaring gas prices are driving men to crime.
          A Wisconsin cop pulled over an SUV being driven slowly and found the driver was transporting a dozen containers holding 50 gallons of gas. Andrew Otten, 44, of West Bend, was charged with theft after admitting he used a key from his old job at an elevator company to go in after hours and get the gas.

          He got pulled over for driving slowly? Can the police acctually do that (barring a minimum speed limit)?
          Do a little dance, make a little rum, Italian Ice! Italian Ice!

          Actual lyric: Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight.
          (KC & The Sunshine Band "Do A Little Dance")

          My thoughts are mine alone and do not represent the thoughts of any Organization to which I am affiliated.

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          • What a way to go! I saw the headlines and wondered how this could be. What a strange turn of events. I guess when its "your turn... its your turn".

            2 Dead In Parking Garage Crash. Medical Emergency To Blame

            POSTED: 5:29 pm EDT May 5, 2006
            UPDATED: 5:52 pm EDT May 5, 2006

            WASHINGTON -- A husband and wife died Friday morning after an accident in a parking garage.

            The incident happened at a garage on Indiana Avenue Northwest.

            Investigators said the man was behind the wheel when he had a medical emergency and lost control of the car. The car then slammed into a wall, trapping the couple.

            Both were taken to the hospital in cardiac arrest and later died.

            Copyright 2006 by nbc4.com.
            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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            • May 10, 2006 -- A pet fish has been blamed for starting a house fire.
              Kipper, an 8-inch catfish in Poole, England, apparently got into a fight with another fish and splashed water onto a nearby electric plug, sending a power surge up the tank's light cable. That burned and melted the tank's plastic lid, which dripped onto a leather couch and set it ablaze. The fire spread quickly and Kipper and five other fish were killed. The humans safely fled.
              ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
              NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
              343
              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*****************

              Comment


              • Man Arrested For Allegedly Driving Lawn Mower Drunk

                UPDATED: 5:36 pm EDT May 8, 2006

                VERMILION, Ohio -- An Ohio man was arrested Friday for allegedly riding his lawn mower drunk.

                Dondi Bowles, 50, was picked up at about 9:45 p.m. Friday after police spotted him driving the riding mower on the sidewalk, television station WEWS-TV in Cleveland reported.

                Police said he had driven the mower to a store about a mile away and was on his way home when he was stopped.

                Officers said Bowles' blood-alcohol level was 0.144 percent.

                His riding lawn mower had to be towed away. {do ya think? LOL }

                Distributed by Internet Broadcasting


                Back at "The Park", I had a neighbour who used to ride his around, and we know darn well that most times he was in a similar condition.
                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.

                Comment


                • May 11, 2006 -- Two St. Louis gas stations lost $10,000 in sales after a computer-savvy thief reprogrammed their pumps and fueled up for free. Before the scam was discovered, hundreds of motorists had followed the perp to the pump and filled up their tanks. Store-surveillance cameras helped cops nail the thief - a recent college grad who had a key that fit the pump-lock boxes and computer coding sheets that enabled him to reprogram the pumps.
                  ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                  NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                  343
                  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*****************

                  Comment


                  • DNA Confirms First Known Hybrid Grizzly-Polar Bear In Wild
                    Hunter Killed Bear Last Month

                    POSTED: 8:54 am EDT May 12, 2006

                    TORONTO -- A DNA test has confirmed what zoologists, hunters and aboriginal trackers in the far northern reaches of Canada have dreamed of for years: the first documented case of a grizzly-polar bear in the wild.

                    Roger Kuptana, an Inuit tracker from the Northwest Territories, suspected the American hunter he was guiding had shot a hybrid bear after noticing its white fur was spotted brown and it had the long claws and slightly humped back of a grizzly.

                    Territorial officials seized the bear's body and a DNA test from Wildlife Genetics International, a lab in British Columbia, confirmed the hybrid was born of a polar bear mother and grizzly father.

                    "It's something we've all known was theoretically possible because their habitats overlap a little bit and their breeding seasons overlap a little bit," said Ian Stirling, a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in Edmonton, Alberta. "It's the first time it's known to have happened in the wild."

                    He said the first person to realize something was different about the bear -- shot and killed last month on the southern end of Banks Island in the Beaufort Sea -- was Kuptana, the guide.

                    "These guides know their animals and they recognized that there were a number of things that didn't look quite right for a polar bear," Stirling told The Associated Press. The bear's eyes were ringed with black, its face was slightly indented, it had a mild hump to its back and long claws.

                    Stirling said polar bears and grizzlies have been successfully paired in zoos and that their offspring are fertile, but there had been no documented case in the wild.

                    Kuptana, a guide from Sachs Harbour in the Northwest Territories, was tracking with Idaho big-game hunter Jim Martell, who paid $45,450 for a license to hunt polar bears.

                    The DNA results were good news for the 65-year-old hunter, who was facing a possible $909 fine and up to a year in jail for shooting a grizzly. The Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources Department now intends to return the bear to Martell.

                    "It will be quite a trophy," Martell told the National Post last week, even before the DNA results were in. He returned to Yellowknife for another hunt, this time for a grizzly bear. He told the newspaper he has dubbed the creature "polargrizz."

                    Stirling said his colleagues have come up with a few names of their own for the hybrid: a "pizzly" or a "grolar bear." One colleague suggested calling it "nanulak," combining the Inuit names for polar bear -- "nanuk" -- and grizzly bear, which is "aklak."

                    "He has a remarkable trophy from his perspective and from the perspective of this whole fraternity of people who like to go big-game hunting for trophies," said Stirling.

                    When asked how he felt about the rare beast being killed, the biologist would only say that Canada's polar bear hunt - which runs from December through the end of May - is done on a sustainable basis.

                    Colin Adjun, a wildlife officer in Kugluktuk on the northern mainland in western Nunavut, said he's heard stories about an oddly colored bear cavorting with polars.

                    "It was a light chocolate color along with a couple of polar bears," Adjun said. Though people have talked about the possibility of a mix, "it hasn't happened in our area," he said.

                    Three years ago, a research team spotted a grizzly on uninhabited Melville Island, 215 miles north of where Martell bagged his crossbreed.

                    Polar bear and grizzly territories also overlap in the Western Arctic around the Beaufort Sea, where the occasional grizzly is known to head onto the sea ice looking for food after emerging from hibernation. Some grizzly bears make it over the ice all the way to Banks Island and Victoria Island, where they have been spotted and shot.

                    That might explain how a grizzly got to the region, but few can explain how it managed to get along with a polar bear long enough to mate.

                    David Paetkau, a geneticist with Wildlife Genetics, said the hybrid bear could be an anomaly. He said that if the two types of bear continue to mate, it would water down the breeds. He also said that scientists worry melting ice caps in the Arctic could soon have a detrimental impact on polar bears, which thrive in an icy environment.

                    According to the National Wildlife Federation, there are about 1,200 grizzlies in the lower 48 United States, 32,000 in Alaska, and 25,000 in Canada. Stirling said there are some 24,000 polar bears in Canada, Greenland, Russia and Alaska.

                    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.

                    Comment


                    • May 12, 2006 -- Otis Wilkins of Durham, N.C., pleaded guilty to tossing a homemade bomb at his ex-girlfriend - despite claiming he was really aiming at a beaver dam that was obstructing a waterway. And that's not all that went wrong, according to his lawyer. He said the bomb was accidentally ignited when an ash from Wilkins' cigarette fell on the fuse. And then, after it exploded, it rolled toward Wilkins and set his shorts afire.

                      You could say he really bombed - he now faces 10 months in jail for assault.
                      ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                      NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                      343
                      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*****************

                      Comment


                      • May 13, 2006 -- A picture is worth 1,000 words - and perhaps 1,000 days in jail. A man in Statesboro, Ga., was so proud of his success as a gardener that he took photos and went to a local drugstore to have the film developed. He was arrested when he went to pick up the photos - which were of a bumper crop of marijuana.

                        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                        NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                        343
                        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*****************

                        Comment


                        • May 14, 2006 -- Two teens in suburban Washington who torched stores, a bowling alley, buses, and cars never might have been caught - if they hadn't bragged about their pyrotechnic crimes on MySpace.com, where they even posted photos of their "handiwork." The two unidentified 17-year-olds face 22 charges including arson and are being held in a juvenile detention center.
                          ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                          NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                          343
                          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*****************

                          Comment


                          • May 15, 2006 -- A lover whose girlfriend rejected his marriage proposal tossed away her $1,000 diamond ring - into a panhandler's pot. But the honest beggar took his 2.5-carat loot to cops in Britain. If the jilted boyfriend doesn't claim the ring within 28 days, it will become the vagrant's property.
                            ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                            NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                            343
                            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*****************

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                              May 14, 2006 -- Two teens in suburban Washington who torched stores, a bowling alley, buses, and cars never might have been caught - if they hadn't bragged about their pyrotechnic crimes on MySpace.com, where they even posted photos of their "handiwork." The two unidentified 17-year-olds face 22 charges including arson and are being held in a juvenile detention center.
                              I saw this one in the paper on Friday... not cool, Dudes....
                              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.

                              Comment


                              • May 16, 2006 -- Some people hang mobiles in their homes, but not millionaire Richard Moriarty. He's hung an automobile in his mansion.
                                And not just any auto. Moriarty had a crane lower a 1974 Lamborghini through the living-room skylights of his new home in Newport Beach, Calif., so it could be bolted to the wall. The engine of the pricey sports car had been removed earlier and turned into a coffee table - for guests who enjoy their drinks "shaken not stirred," Moriarty explained.
                                ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                                NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                                343
                                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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